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Deluge Of Galusha Information Coming

Signed Elijah Galusha Table Deluge Of Galusha Information Coming

Signed Elijah Galusha Table 260x300 Deluge Of Galusha Information Coming

I have good and bad news to share with you. First, the bad news is that I’ve been traveling and haven’t had time to profile all the great auction items coming up for sale TOMORROW, November 21st.

Kamelot Auction House in Philadelphia, Neal Auction in New Orleans, and Fontaine’s in Pittsfield, Mass. are all having sales with great Victorian items.   If the Allen & Brother credenza at Fontaine’s doesn’t sell for a small fortune – don’t tell me – I don’t want to know.

Here’s what you should check out:

Neal Auction:

  • Pair of Rosewood Inlaid Renaissance Revival pedestals
  • Thomas Godey (attributed) credenza
  • Thomas Brooks (attributed) Circassian Walnut bedroom furniture
  • Thomas Brooks etagere
  • John Henry Belter slipper chairs
  • Various Meeks pieces
  • much more…


  • “Herter Brothers style” inlaid credenza (has Gothic elements)
  • Renaissance Revival table
  • Several attributed Daniel Pabst items including an attributed griffin mantel
  • Lots of heavily carved furniture and architectural items


  • The aforementioned Allen and Brother credenza
  • Aesthetic ebonized and inlaid cabinet
  • Inlaid credenza with the Gabriele Destree plaque
  • Too many more great pieces of furniture and lighting…

Now, the good news related to my travels is that I now have a small treasure trove of Elijah Galusha furniture photos, including signed pieces and Gothic-era pieces, as well as original receipts.  There will be some things that you who are familiar with Galusha have never seen.  You also might get sick of seeing Galusha after I’m done.  The great people at the Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy, NY allowed me time to photograph and dig in their files for information on Galusha and I will be sharing it with you here on Rare Victorian.

As a first taste, the above ebonized table was signed Galusha under the marble and was a 1982-era acquisition possibility for MWPI.  I don’t know if they ever went through with it, but here it is for your reference.  It is a photo of a photo (Polaroid), so the quality is not good, but it’s worth noting.

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  • james conrad - November 21, 2009

    Yeah, auctions and the holiday season are usually a good time for sales but this year if what i am hearing is true, it might be a good time to pick up some real good bargains.

    With the recession now a year old, dealers, auctions, even antique magazines have been hit hard this past year. Over at Newel’s blog , this was his take of the situation

    ” In the present state of the antiques market, it seems like an eternity since there was a feeling that our products could be bought and sold with any kind of rapidity. Turnover is not happening, and any sale is a welcomed event.”

    With few exceptions this is absolutely a buyers market no matter what period/style you collect in antique furniture.

  • Gordon Sisson - November 21, 2009

    I look forward to the Galusha gusher. Bring it on!

  • Sunnyp7 - November 22, 2009

    Have the Galusha pictures been posted, or is it just the one here? It would be interesting to see more of his work.

    • John Werry - November 22, 2009

      More coming over the coming days, including today!

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