Cabinets and Nightstands
Néo-Grec Marquetry Credenza | French-American | 1866-1876
Victorian credenza and music cabinet has a shaped top with a molded edge enhanced with gilt bronze trim.
The frieze is decorated with marquetry strapwork. The bottom edge is enhanced with gilt bronze trim.
The case is made of maple wood with inlaid rosewood veneers and an ebony finish simulating Asian lacquer.
Two decorative supports are on the front of the credenza at either side of the single door cabinet at center. The supports are incised gilded and ebonized wood.
The central cabinet door is decorated with an intricate molded frame into which is set a rich marquetry panel of different exotic woods forming a bouquet of flowers. The interior of the door is paneled with birds-eye maple wood.
The inset hinges and lock are made of solid brass. The keyhole escutcheon on the door is in an openwork arabesque form.
The interior of the cabinet is paneled with maple wood and is fitted with a substantial solid maple wood removable shelf.
The concave side panels also feature rich marquetry motifs of musical instruments framed by anthemia.
Two more decorative supports are at each side back. They are incised and ebonized wood.
The base is shaped to reflect the top, has a molded top edge enhanced with gilt bronze trim, and an incised apron.
The four demi-lune feet are placed under molded top edges and feature incised decoration.
The back is framed panel constructed with an ebonized finish.
57ʺW × 18.5ʺD × 43.5ʺH
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Document Cabinet | E.W. Maass | Vienna, Austria | 1913-1915
Antique golden oak locking document cabinet with vertical tambour doors and brass mounts manufactured by E.W. Maass, Vienna, Austria, dates to about 1913-1915.
32ʺW × 23ʺD × 57.5ʺH
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Pair Nightstands | Chinese Chippendale Style | c. 1930s | Joerns Furniture Company, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Pair of nightstands feature a refinished exterior with a classic mahogany tone finish over mixed fruit woods of burl and mottled figures.
The flat tops have molded edges.
The fronts offer access to one top drawer and a single-door cabinet. The drawers and doors are decorated with raised molding, referencing cock-beading on Georgian furniture. The drawers and doors open with a pull on the round chased brass chrysanthemum knobs.
The curved front stiles are decorated with carved foliate pendants and end in cabriole ball-and-claw feet with acanthus leaves and swags on the knees. On either side of the feet, on the curved aprons, are curved and carved wood appliques.
The straight rear stiles end in squared tapered feet.
The sides are constructed with inset panels . One nightstand has top rails applied to the sides, the other does not.
At the bottom of one drawer is a label reading, "Manufactured by Joerns Bros. Furniture Co., EST. 1889, Stevens Point, Wis., U.S.A."
17.75ʺW × 14ʺD × 27.25ʺH
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Nightstands | England | 1870s
Two bedside cabinets from Victorian England in the architectural shape of fluted columns on octagonal plinth bases.
The fluted wood columns are carved from mahogany wood and feature a single door on the fronts.
Each interior contains a single removeable shelf.
The tops are inset with Palombino Marble.
Although these were originally intended as bedside pot cupboards, they were also used as liquor cabinets, lamp tables, candle stands, plant stands, and for bust and sculpture display.
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Somnoe | Pair | Northern Italy | 1830s-1870s
Antique pair of somnoe, or half commodes, are ideal for use as bedside cabinets or nightstands.
The pair was made in Northwestern Italy between the 1830s and the 1870s during the Rococo Revival period of the nineteenth century.
The nightstands are constructed of Birdseye Maple wood and trimmed with burled maple wood.
The nightstands are topped with Portoro limestone from Porto Venere, Ligeria, Italy ( also from La Spezia and Lerici on the Italian Riviera ), where it has been quarried sporadically since the 16th century and exported worldwide.
The limestone is black with white calcite filled veins and stylolites and sinuous wider veins and pods of yellow calcite colored by geothite ( iron hydroxide ).
Above the limestone tops are carved rocaille crests, reminiscent of the German muschelwerk, featuring scrolls and foliates. On either side of the crests are scroll and leaf supports.
The corners are rounded and the stiles are molded cyma curves, both popular features in France during the reign of Louis-Philippe ( 1830 - 1848 ).
The top drawers show hand cutting, planing, and dovetailing on the fronts and backs.
The bottom cabinet interiors each feature one shelf and are accessed by opening the inset panel single doors.
Under the bottom front are turned bun feet and under the back are block feet.
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20" wide x 14.25" deep x 51" high
French Rococo Ormolu Vernis Martin Jewelry Vitrine Painted by Ch. Olivier
1885-1890s jewelry vitrine is decorated with Rococo scenes and flowers painted by Ch. Olivier.
The shaped top has a beveled glass insert set into a wood frame decorated with painted flowers.
The lid is hinged and opens to reveal a pink velvet lined interior in which to display your jewelry and romantic keepsakes.
A latch resembling a key turns to open and secure the lid and may be seen on the faux drawer front at top.
The locking cabinet door opens to reveal a wood interior with a single shelf for storage.
The painting on the front of the door showcases a young lady who appears to be receiving a guitar playing lesson.
The beveled glass insert, faux drawer, and painted door are all framed with gilt bronze trim.
Gilt bronze ormolu mounts protect the knees and feet of the cabriole legs.
The side panels are painted with florals at top and beautiful country scenes below. Both paintings are framed with gilt bronze trim.
The back is decorated with a painting of flowers framed at the top corners by leafy swags.
Vitrine has a faux craquelure over a vernis Martin finish.
23.25" wide x 16" deep x 40" high