Nuremberg Candlestick

One of the loveliest forms of mid 17th century candlestick, this extremely fine bell based candlestick with stylized foliate engraved decoration was made in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Tobacco Box

A fine Dutch engraved brass tobacco box with copper sides. This box has crisp engraving with biblical scenes top and bottom and simple geometric decoration on the sides. We have an exceptional collection of beautifully engraved tobacco boxes.

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Brass Water Jug

A fine French silver form brass water jug with an elaborate handle and an engraved armorial from a royal family.

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Spit Engine

If you were a child in the kitchen of a prosperous 18th century house, you might well wish that the hearth contained one of these machines. The spit engine was a wonderful device, operating something like a clock, that would slowly turn a roast before the fire. If no spit engine, or "jack" were available it would have been your job to slowly turn the roast by hand, for hours! This is an English example with a graceful brass face, handle and governing wheel.

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Chinese Porcelain Saucer

A Chinese export porcelain saucer dish with a molded scalloped body finely painted in famille verte colors decorated with a bird in a tree surrounded with foliage and flowers.

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Chinese Porcelain Bowl

This extraordinary late 17th century Chinese Porcelain bowl in famille verte colors is exquisitely painted with nine reserve panels containing birds on flowering branches, an elaborate interior rim with reserves and a central decoration of a flowering tree, all in the highest quality of the Kang Xsi period.

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Glazed Door Cupboard

A probably unique Lancaster County painted poplar cupboard, which retains its original bold four-color painted decoration. This piece has a very unusual form built to fit into a corner. It has a six light upper door with very wavy glass, over two drawers. The lower door has a single boldly raised panel over a wonderfully scalloped skirt. The hardware and paint is all original and intact.

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Painted Tall Case Clock

A fine late 18th century Swedish tall case clock with original painted decoration in red, white and blue. The painted decoration is quite similar to that found in the Shenendoah Valley. The case has elaborate carved and molded detail.

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Hudson Valley Queen Anne Side Chair

This fine chair retains most of its original painted surface and rush seat. Even without the stamped signature, the leg and distinctive foot proclaims this chair to be made by David Coutong.

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