Case pieces

A Queen Anne/George I Secretary Bookcase

A very fine Queen Anne or early George I secretary bookcase in walnut and burled walnut. The top section with replaced Vauxhall type glass probably exactly copying the original. The inside with folio divisions, shelves and many serpentine drawers. The bottom with four drawers, a slant front exposing a secret sliding compartment, velvet writing surface and serpentine drawers. The drawers featherbanded, with early but replaced brasses. The feet and finials are also replaced. A marvelous example. SOLD


George III serpentine chest of drawers

A fine serpentine chest of drawers, ca. 1790, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. The pattern for this chest found in a sketch book by Thomas Briscoe, worker for Gillows. The chest has all the attributes of Gillows, finest veneers, mahogany secondary wood, paneled back with dovetailed sides that hold a solid mahogany top. The brasses are original and the top drawer houses a writing slide with greenm leather cover and compartments for various supplies. The French feet are seen on many Gillow's pieces. Ca.1790, The top has been refinished and no longer has any imperfections. $8500.00


A 16th century chest

A very early walnut wedding chest from ca. 1500, likely French with later carving of possibly Henri IV and his wife Marguerite. The top has a duble eagle with a family coat of arms. An exceptional piece with remarkable carving in the Gothic and Renaissance style. SOLD


William and Mary chest

A fine example of a William & Mary four drawer chest in walnut, with quarter veneered top with feather banded drawers all raised on restored bun feet. The brass pulls are18th century but not original, and the escutcheons appear original. From a Vancouver BC estate. Very good overall condition, with some veneer edge losses, shrinkage cracks, restorations, other minor imperfections, and expected wear from age and use. The bun feet are replacements. Fantastic patina and beautiful brass hardware. Dimensions: 36" h x 38 1/2" w x 23 1/2" d.