Neo-Grec Parlor Suite For Sale

May 9, 2011
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I get a lot of offers to buy Victorian furniture and recently I’ve been passing on them personally and handing the opportunity on to you.  Here is a Neo-Grec three-piece parlor suite that I have not run across before.  It is very well carved and is not your run-of-the-mill Renaissance set.  The crest and seat […]

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Leon Marcotte-Attributed Credenza For Sale

May 5, 2011
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After having been in a private collection for 36 years, you can now own a piece of the Cummins Diesel estate from Columbus, Indiana. Possibly made by Leon Marcotte of New York in the 1860s, this credenza has all the high-end attributes of the best makers’ work at the time. Rosewood, Birdseye Maple interior and […]

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Two Belters are Better Than One

March 27, 2011
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Here is not one, but a matching pair of John Henry Belter settees in an early, seldom-seen grape pattern from the applied crest era of his work. Notice the scrollwork has a ridged pattern instead of the usual flat “taffy” profile. Thanks to Kevin for sharing his photos with us. Right Now on eBay Matching […]

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Unusual Brass Chair – ca. 1900

March 8, 2011
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I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a brass chair before aside from those depicted in books.  You may also remember this very unusual glass chair that sold three years ago – I haven’t seen one again since. It’s more common to see brass beds, lamps, tables, and stands, but chairs seem to be less […]

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“Massachusetts Style” Cabinet

February 21, 2011
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Some might be tempted to put a New York attribution on this Neo-Grec cabinet, including myself, but not so fast this time. This one was made in Manchester, Massachusetts by John Bigwood in 1875.  We know this because he took the time to sign it as such in a hard-to-reach spot in a hidden compartment […]

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