Cherry Fall Front Desk
10.15.15

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For this latest post I have a cherry Fall Front Desk constructed locally here in Columbia County, NY (or possibly Albany) sometime during the first half of the 19th century. The fall front is inlaid with the initials CDLM, which … Continue reading


Regency 3 Pedestal Dining Table
04.07.13

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A Regency dining table in mahogany with three pedestals and two large leaves. The table is structurally sound but the finish is worn and discolored. The pedestal bases have darkened with age, the brass feet are dull and the table … Continue reading


Louis XVI Commode in Tulip and Rosewood Veneer
03.17.13

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This latest piece is a period (ca 1770) Louis XVI commode in veneers of tulipwood and rosewood with french oak as a secondary wood. This piece retained the original makers mark, stamped P. A. (Pierre Antoine) Veaux in two places … Continue reading


Italian Gilt Mirror
02.17.13

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An 18th century gilded frame of Italian origin with great carving including a smiling lion’s head and a pair of dolphins. As can be seen, many of the carved elements had been broken off and some substantial parts were missing … Continue reading


18th C. Dutch Fire Screen
02.09.13

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A beautifully carved mahogany fire screen dating to the mid 18th century. It has the original woven tapestry in excellent condition.   One foot has become detached after a previous repair failed.   Closer inspection reveals why the old repair … Continue reading