A great looking, decorative 13" brass coffee pot which we believe is Dutch, ca 1800. A few dents here and there- around the bottom edge, the tip of the spout, and the top rim- all of which gives character, authenticating its possible 200 year age.
A brass serving spoon or ladle. We bought this late 18th or early 19th century kitchen utensil because of its sleek and pleasing sculptural qualities and the soft glow of old brass. Can be hung from the small hole at the handle's end. 10 1/2" long.
A rare and important carved lyre banjo clock signed Aaron Willard. The first lyre banjo clocks were probably made in the 1810s as a evolutionary development of Simon Willard's patented banjo timepiece of 1802. The style more closely reflects the tastes of the Empire or Classic period. Aaron Willard, Simon Willard's brother had a prolific business in the trade of all kinds of clocks which, in 1823, he established a "factory" in Roxbury, just outside of Boston. This lyre clock is ...click for details
An oval form English Georgian Mahogany serving tray, 23" X 16". This tray, using thin, choice San Domingo mahogany, is likely 18th century. The border is an undulating fence. There were never any handles on this tray. Repair on fence for about 1". RL*
A two-piece cold painted bronze art nouveau desk set with a parrot form pen and inkwell stand and blotter. Retains the original paint, which is in good condition and bright colors. The pen holder was made for a fountain or quill pen, and the style is Art Nouveau, ca 1880-1900. The pen holder is about 10" X 5 1/2", the blotter 5 1/2". RL*
An unusually large French made portico clock; and the largest we have seen with the novel swing pendulum device that was patented by Forcot of Paris in 1862. When running the cupid pendulum swings to and fro- as if really swinging on a swing- instead or sideways. The ormolu mounts are of very good to best quality castings, and have not been removed to be cleaned or re plated- they don't seem to need it since the original surface can be appreciated despite the accumulation of some discolorati ...click for details
A late Federal era New England banjo timepiece. This may date about 1820. The solid mahogany case features cross grain cut half round molding enclosing the reverse painted glasses. The glasses were with the clock when purchased, and although they are both complete restorations, speak for themselves as one of the best true-to-form examples you will see. The clock has been cleaned and put into good running order and the brasses cleaned up, but not polished bright. A great looking early 19th centur ...click for details
A clock in the Roxbury, or Boston, style, with a crested hood, broke arch dial (featuring the moving moon device), and quarter columns in the waist. The hand painted dial has a calendar and seconds hand and a clockworks striking the hours and half hours on a gong. Dates to type early 1900s.