Furniture

19th Century Half-Moon Table

Sat, September 12, 2020

This side table's smooth upper surface caps a wealth of intricacy below. Starting with the band that foots the tabletop, shields, vases plush with foliage, and scrolling elements carved in high relief span the half-moon shape and give way to two supporting legs. The legs' alternate smooth, slender segments with globes carved with more high-relief detail. A sequence of ram faces protrudes from each of the upper globes with ribbons threading their horns. The lower globes are more subtle with sequences of four-leaf floral cameos.

19th century Pedestal Table

Sat, September 5, 2020

This 19th century pedestal table is a beautiful combination of dark stained wood and glass and is accompanied by four chairs. The pedestal refers to the one "leg" in the center which holds the glass tabletop. The pedestal is comprised of a simple geometric base with a squarish form. As the eye moves up toward the center of the pedestal, one is greeted by an intricate carving of four lion heads enmeshed within a field of leaves. The top of the base is a small circular design echoed within the larger circular design of the glass tabletop.

Baroque Sideboard

Wed, March 6, 2019

The massive Baroque style sideboard is adorned with ornamental flourishes and whimsical creatures on the front side. The finish is dark in color and shines with an almost bronze quality. The sideboard contains two drawers and two cabinets separated by three columnal outcroppings.

Bookends

Wed, March 13, 2019

This pair of bookends has a deceiving quality as its cast iron (and thus weighty) fabrication is disguised by flora inspired embellishments. The pieces maintain their dark slate color with silver coloring worn onto the edges of the embellishments. The design rests on a low-profile "L" shape. There is discreet foam matting on the bottom side to protect against placement damage.

Bookends

Wed, March 13, 2019

A matching set of cast iron ornamental bookends. These classical style bookends feature a green patina, and have an intricate leaf and swirl design. Each pair of the ornamental bookend portions are anchored to an "L" shape black base with a discreet foam matting for placement protection.

Children's Bookcase

Wed, March 6, 2019

Southhampton Antiques describes this piece as a rare miniature Renaissance Revival Victorian walnut two door bookcase. Although small, it portrays a sense of substantial mass through a heavy base with minimal ornament. The cabinet doors are arched with thick black molding surrounding the original glass. Within the cabinets are two original adjustable shelves that provide a clear display of the inner contents, held safe by the wooden exterior. The novelty of this piece is its size, as it has all the same quality attributes of similar pieces often two times as large.

Colonial Manufacturing Grandfather Clock

Sat, September 12, 2020

Looming at seven and a half feet tall, this solid mahogany grandfather clock balances the simple and ornate into a concise sophisticated design. The clock has a rectangular bonnet, body, and base with complementary elements to offset the weight. Four narrow columns extend the space between the bonnet and base and reinforce the recessed space left by the body. Near the top of the bonnet, a beveled split pediment frames a spinning top-shaped finial. The bottom of the bonnet frames the clock face with a half-moon recession.

Engels Grandfather Clock

Mon, March 11, 2019

This Grandfather Floor Clock, produced by Howard Miller, features a white, porcelain-like dial framed by a hinged top door with a composition of mahogany veneers in a sunburst pattern. The dial includes black Roman numbers with black hour, minute, and second hands. Text on the clock on the upper center of the clock face features the manufacturer, HOWARD MILLER. Additional text on the left of the clock face includes Silent, Night Off, Strike. Text featured on the right of the clock face includes Whitt. St. Mich. Western Silent.

Etagere

Thu, May 23, 2019

While the date for this particular etagere is unknown, it is a very nice example of an etagere. Etageres would have been used to hold and display ornaments and bric-a-brac for show. This particular piece is a four tiered etagere made of brass, glass, and orange marble. The top two tiers have orange marble display shelves while the two lower tiers are made of six beveled glass pieces with three pieces of glass to each shelf. Acting as the body of the etagere, ornate floral and tassel brass elements juxtapose functional brass structural elements.

Four Lions Bookcase (i)

Wed, May 29, 2019

This bookcase stands tall with varying cabinet spaces and ornate carving detail. The lower third of the piece is a cabinet space enclosed by wooden doors. Thin oval wreaths adorn each of the doors. Above these doors are two drawers decorated with a simple swag. The upper portion of this piece is a three-shelved bookcase with glass doors, above which exists the same swag pattern. Four ornate lion heads are carved into the piece. Two are located on either side of the top of the glass doors with the other two located on either side of the drawers.

Four Lions Bookcase (ii)

Wed, May 29, 2019

This bookcase stands tall with varying cabinet spaces and ornate carving detail. The lower third of the piece is a cabinet space enclosed by wooden doors. Thin oval wreaths adorn each of the doors. Above these doors are two drawers decorated with a simple swag. The upper portion of this piece is a three-shelved bookcase with glass doors, above which exists the same swag pattern. Four ornate lion heads are carved into the piece. Two are located on either side of the top of the glass doors with the other two located on either side of the drawers.

Four Lions Bookcase (iii)

Wed, May 29, 2019

This bookcase stands tall with varying cabinet spaces and ornate carving detail. The lower third of the piece is a cabinet space enclosed by wooden doors. Thin oval wreaths adorn each of the doors. Above these doors are two drawers decorated with a simple swag. The upper portion of this piece is a three-shelved bookcase with glass doors, above which exists the same swag pattern. Four ornate lion heads are carved into the piece. Two are located on either side of the top of the glass doors with the other two located on either side of the drawers.

Four Lions Bookcase (iv)

Wed, May 29, 2019

This bookcase stands tall with varying cabinet spaces and ornate carving detail. The lower third of the piece is a cabinet space enclosed by wooden doors. Thin oval wreaths adorn each of the doors. Above these doors are two drawers decorated with a simple swag. The upper portion of this piece is a three-shelved bookcase with glass doors, above which exists the same swag pattern. Four ornate lion heads are carved into the piece. Two are located on either side of the top of the glass doors with the other two located on either side of the drawers.

Four Lions Bookcase (v)

Wed, May 29, 2019

This bookcase stands tall with varying cabinet spaces and ornate carving detail. The lower third of the piece is a cabinet space enclosed by wooden doors. Thin oval wreaths adorn each of the doors. Above these doors are two drawers decorated with a simple swag. The upper portion of this piece is a three-shelved bookcase with glass doors, above which exists the same swag pattern. Four ornate lion heads are carved into the piece. Two are located on either side of the top of the glass doors with the other two located on either side of the drawers.

Four Lions Bookcase (vi)

Wed, May 29, 2019

This bookcase stands tall with varying cabinet spaces and ornate carving detail. The lower third of the piece is a cabinet space enclosed by wooden doors. Thin oval wreaths adorn each of the doors. Above these doors are two drawers decorated with a simple swag. The upper portion of this piece is a three-shelved bookcase with glass doors, above which exists the same swag pattern. Four ornate lion heads are carved into the piece. Two are located on either side of the top of the glass doors with the other two located on either side of the drawers.

Four Lions Bookcase (vii)

Sat, June 1, 2019

This bookcase stands tall with varying cabinet spaces and ornate carving detail. The lower third of the piece is a cabinet space enclosed by wooden doors. Thin oval wreaths adorn each of the doors. Above these doors are two drawers decorated with a simple swag. The upper portion of this piece is a three-shelved bookcase with glass doors, above which exists the same swag pattern. Four ornate lion heads are carved into the piece. Two are located on either side of the top of the glass doors with the other two located on either side of the drawers.

Howard Miller Presidential Collection Grandfather Clock

Wed, March 6, 2019

This Howard Miller Presidential Collection Grandfather Clock is a free standing wooden floor clock. The clock has Windsor Cherry finish with crotch mahogany on the pediment and multi tier base. The white dial is accented with a polished brass bezel and Roman numerals. The case of the clock exhibits sculpted side columns with carved column caps, curved glass on the locking front door, and beveled glass on sides and front. The clock features an ornate golden pendulum bob and chimes. The right of the clock face contains the following text: WHITE ST. MICH WESTM. SILENT.

James M. Greenwood Memorial Chair

Wed, March 6, 2019

The marble chair was dedicated to James M. Greenwood (1836-1914) by his wife. The original Kansas City Public Library building was constructed under Greenwood's direction and he was committed to making its services available to the public for the rest of his life. He served on the Kansas City Public School board as a superintendent for nearly four decades. Through his progressive programs and vision, Greenwood became highly regarded in educational spheres. Engraved in the back of the chair are the words: "A memorial to James M.

Le Francais Grandfather Clock

Mon, March 4, 2019

This elegant grandfather clock contains a large round clock face and oval body atop a base with scroll and leaf ornament and bun feet. The clock has a beautiful Windsor cherry wood finish with hues of antique gold throughout the carved details. The clock face features dual-tone, metallic and gold hands with Arabic numerals beneath a convex glass crystal. A leaf-tip pattern surrounds the clock face as well as the lower glass door, framing the hanging composition of weights and large, round pendulum.

Lectum

Sat, September 5, 2020

This lectum was designed to empower the speaker before the audience. Rectangular in shape, the top of the piece provides ample space for the speaker to rest their hands on either side of the angled book platform. The platform is upholstered in a red velvet material in order to keep the speaker's materials from sliding downward. The upper section of the lectum narrows downward over a series of beveled edges that create the illusion of elevating the speaker. The body of the lectum remains rectangular with two wooden columns fashioned into the base.

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