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:
- 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.