Furniture

FARM HOUSE TABLE

Tables are one of the most under appreciated types of furniture yet they provide the foundation for much of our decor. From displaying collections, family photos to providing the backdrop for family meals and celebrations, the table has many roles and boasts its own unique history and evolution from simple wood planks to multitude of styles and forms.

We are offering a Farm House Table with a 2 board pine top over a recessed blank frieze, supported by turned legs and feet and united by four horizontal stretchers. 

The dimensions are 62"L, 33"W and 29"T.It is in excellent condition - tight joints and beautiful patina. A perfect table for all occasions.

# DM 1902

$950.00


WALNUT JAM CUPBOARD

A jelly Cupboard is an enclosed shelving unit traditionally used to store jams & jellies. They were also called jam cupboards and jelly cabinets. Constructed of solid woods like walnut or cherry, a jelly cupboard sports a door or set of doors on the front of the cabinet. Typical cabinets contain two or three shelves and sometimes a drawer at the top. They have their historical roots in 19th-century America. Pioneers preserved fruit for the long winter months By 1830, jelly was common in America and appropriate storage was needed. As time passed, the cupboard was used for decoration and storage. Since many cupboards are in kitchens or dining areas,they were used to store china,silver wear and linens.

We are offering a walnut jam cupboard (circa 1860) with three deep shelves. This cupboard has its original finish. It has clean straight lines down the front ending in an elaborate , scrolled apron and bracket feet. It has two mortised doors with metal latches, original strike plate behind one door. 

The measurements are 49"W, 52"T 21.5"D. The top shows moderate honest wear with minor wood loss. There is a knot hole in the top left side but otherwise all surfaces are strong and sturdy. The back is solid and complete with no breaks. It is in excellent condition and can be used to store anything. This piece would be a wonderful addition to any room.

# MCB 18241

$825.00


SMOKED GRAINED BLANKET CHEST

BLANKET CHEST
Blanket Chests were very popular during the 17th - 19th Centuries. In its simplest form, the blanket chest was a large wooden box with a hinged lid. Chests were used for storage of linens, clothes and valuables. They were also used as additional seating for chairs were a luxury in most homes.
Closets were not typical, attics were not accessible and cellars were damp. Over the years, drawers were added to the basic form, increasing the height and evolving into a "mule chest". The drawers were used to by the Colonist to store "Mules" or slippers. In colonial America, chests were constructed of various species of lumber from pine to walnut, cherry and mahogany.
Construction was English. Most chests have a candle drawer or document compartment. Many have bracketed feet and dovetail construction. The hinged lid have mortised chest locks, strike plate and key holes. This was to protect valuables, ammunition, money and documents.

We are offering a smoked,grain painted blanket chest, circa 1820-1840. This chest offers powerful patterns on the front and sides, turned onion feet, mortised chest locks, key, strike plate with keyhole, iron hinges, interior secret drawers located below the interior document box . There are brass knobs  mounted to a single board that has a secret lock. Behind the false face are two dovetail drawers. Key is at front desk.

The measurements are 54"W, 23"d, 28"T. The chest shows minor honest wear and is in excellent condition.

# EGD 1902

$2600.00


GRAIN PAINTED CHEST

BLANKET CHEST
Blanket Chests were very popular during the 17th - 19th Centuries. In its simplest form, the blanket chest was a large wooden box with a hinged lid. Chests were used for storage of linens, clothes and valuables. They were also used as additional seating for chairs were a luxury in most homes.
Closets were not typical, attics were not accessible and cellars were damp. Over the years, drawers were added to the basic form, increasing the height and evolving into a "mule chest". The drawers were used to by the Colonist to store "Mules" or slippers. In colonial America, chests were constructed of various species of lumber from pine to walnut, cherry and mahogany.
Construction was English. Most chests have a candle drawer or document compartment. Many have bracketed feet and dovetail construction. The hinged lid have mortised chest locks, strike plate and key holes. This was to protect valuables, ammunition, money and documents.

We are offering a grain painted (faux maple) blanket chest, circa 1820 - 1835, (faux Tiger Maple) -  original paint,  one dovetailed drawer (2 original wooden turned drawer pulls ) - drawer is the width of the chest, mortised chest locks and strike plate with keyhole, iron hinges, inside lidded document box, bracket feet, straight apron with curved ends. 

The measurements are 40"W, 20"D, 25"T. ALL ORIGINAL PAINT AND PARTS! This chest shows light honest wear and is in excellent condition.

# EGD 1903

$1100.00


MULE CHEST- PAINTED ROSEWOOD GRAIN

MULE CHEST

In the early days, closets were not typical, attics were not accessible and cellars were damp. Chests were a pieces of furniture designed to store linens, clothing and blankets.  A  Mule Chest is a wooden chest with a lift top lid over one or two drawers below.  With a chest, if you wanted something at the bottom, you had to remove all the contents. With the drawers underneath, you avoided this problem.
Furniture makers in the early days did not produce a complete set of drawers in one piece. Some craftsmen figured out how to combine a chest with two drawers, making it more practical to store clothing. This hybrid was called a "Mule Chest" because a mule is a hybrid breed of horse and mule .
Itinerant traders used "Mule Chests" in their travels to have easy access to goods for customers. These chests were loaded on mules so that could be another origin of the name.

We are offering a untouched, painted rosewood grain mule chest from New York State, circa 1820-1830. This is a  lidded chest over two drawers. Chest and drawers have original escutcheons, square nails, mortised chest locks, strike plate with keyhole, iron hinges and wooden turned drawer pulls. The chest has an interior document box with lid. The front has an exceptionally high cut out base with a straight apron that curves to bracket feet. The side aprons are curved angel wings. Two nailed on cleats under top of chest were added later to keep the top from warping. All original paint and parts.

The measurements are 43 "W, 19.5'D, 42"T. It is in excellent condition with tight seams and minor honest wear.

# EGD 1905

$1150.00


PIE SAFE

Pie Safe was a normal household item before iceboxes came into regular use and was an important part of the American household starting in the 1700's through the 1800's. The pie safe was meant to store pies, meat, bread and other perishables from insects and vermin. The pie safe was kept far from the wood stove as possible. It was even put on the back porch to catch the cool air.

A common pie safe is made of local wood - pine shelves - more expensive wood for the outside frame. It is about the size of a large bureau. Shelves are perforated and 18" deep. Safes have two hinged,front doors ventilated with pierced tins plates or screens. The sides are also ventilated with tin plate or screens. The holes in the tin plate are punched to produce an image such as an eagle, star, stylized tulip or geometric design.

Safes are freestanding , made with long legs to keep them away from the floor. Some are wall mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Most have a drawer usually above the storage area, but some times below.

We are offering a 6 Tin pie safe with two storage areas divided by one drawer with iron pulls. Top storage area has tin plates punched with a geometric design of  stars, triangles with circles. All tins are tight and in excellent condition. Storage areas close with iron and porcelain latches. Top storage area has two shelves extending the width of the safe,while the bottom has one shelf. The frame of the safe is topped with a simple cornice of crown molding, the sides are straight extending down to a straight apron and legs. The simplicity of the design brings forth the beauty of the tins. It is in excellent condition - an wonderful addition with lots of storage.

The measurements are: 72.75"H, 38.25"w, 15"D

# CJB-3042

$995.00


DRY SINK

A dry sink is a functional piece of furniture used up to the 19th century. They were the equivalent of modern day sinks without the convenience of indoor plumbing. It was essentially a wooden cabinet on which rested a water pitcher and basin. The top of the cabinet was recessed to prevent spillage and water damage to surrounding areas while washing or shaving. Dry sinks are usually made of pine but in wealthier homes they may be constructed from other woods. Pricier sinks had the recessed area on top lined with zinc or copper. Generally there is a storage area underneath. They were considered to be an indispensable kitchen accessory.


We are offering a pine dry sink . This sink has two doors opening to one shelf the width of the sink, each door has brass latches.  The lines are clean extending down to the straight apron and feet. This piece shows honest,minor wear and is in overall excellent condition.

The dimension are 32" T,49.5"W,17"D.

# CJB-5065

$675.00


Lyre Back Painted Chairs

American, circa 1850
We are offering four lyre back, painted plank bottom chairs from Lancaster or York County,Pa. The dimensions are 31"H and the seat is 13 1/2" x 14".

# 3308-3424

$595.00


Boot Jack Back Chairs

American, 20th Century
We are offering a pair of "Boot Jack Back" Lancaster County chairs. These chairs retain the original paint and decoration. They show an honest wear creating a nice accent look. The chairs are 33" H with a seat dimension of 14 1/2" x 16".

# FK31A-FA175

$275.00


Minature Four Drawer Mahogany Chest

AMERICAN - 20TH CENTURY


We are offering a miniature mahogany Chest with two drawers over two drawers. The lines are simple and classic extending down the legs with simple bracket feet.There is a simple curved apron in the front.All drawers are dovetailed. The overall condition of this piece is very good with moderate wear in the back. The dimensions are 14" H, 13" W,7" D.

# 3308-4084

$525.00


Windsor Chairs

American, 20 th Century
We are offering a set of six Windsor refinished chairs with bamboo turnings,plank bottoms,and full spindles. This is a nice looking, sturdy set of chairs to grace any room. These chairs are in excellent condition. The chairs are 33"H with a seat dimension of 14 3/4" x 15.

# FK31A-FA169

$0.00


Pine 2 Board Table

Amercian, circa 1820
We are offering a pine 2 - board table top with red wash base. This table has pegged construction and square nails. This table shows honest wear and is in overall good condition with sturdy legs and joints. The dimensions are : 27 1/2" H, 43"W, 29"D.

# DJJK-2012260AEE

$0.00


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