Furniture/Decorative Arts

Buying or selling a home?  Rafael Osona travels from coast-to-coast, evaluating quality furnishings and decorative arts for our auctions.

Each auction preview showcases fine furniture and decorative arts in numerous categories spanning the 18th century to the present, including custom furnishings, carpets, objets de vertu, glass, porcelains, sterling silver, estate jewelry, textiles, clocks, fireplace equipment, etc. ranging from Early American, to English, Continental, Asian Arts and beyond.

  • Chinese Export Canton Punch Bowl & American Chippendale Tall Chest

    SOLD FOR $1,200
    Chinese Export Canton Punch Bowl, mid-19th century, the large circular vessel decorated inside and out in underglaze blue with typical river landscape, pavilions, exotic trees, outer border of blind fret with three reserves of stylized motifs, inner band of blind fret with dart and dot border beneath, raised on a ring foot. Height 6 in. Diameter 14 ¼ in.

    SOLD FOR $6,000
    American Chippendale Tiger Maple Tall Chest of Drawers, late 18th century, having a flat top with molded cornice projecting above six graduated long drawers with oval brass handles and lock plates, raised on dovetailed bracket feet. Height 55 ¾ in. Width 39 in. Depth 21 in.

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  • Fine and Rare Brass Sundial By William Claggett of Newport, Rhode Island

    SOLD FOR $12,000
    Fine and Rare Brass Sundial By William Claggett (1696-1749) of Newport, Rhode Island, the square plate engraved with compass rose, directional and Roman numerals in the chapter ring, elaborately scroll cut gnomon, inscribed, located and dated, “Wm Claggett, Newport, 1728.”
    6 in. x 6 in., Gnomon height 3 in.

    Note: Known principally as a clockmaker, Claggett also made watches and compasses, engraved and printed money and conducted experiments in the new science of electricity. His original house still stands in Newport, located at 16 Bridge Street.

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  • Pair of Carved Mythological Mermen (Tritons)

    SOLD FOR $8,300
    Pair of Carved Mythological Mermen (Tritons), Italian, late 19th century, strong carving details of merman with fish netting wrapped around their upper torso, perched on a rock formation with flowers and holding their brass trumpets securely with both hands, aromatic cedar.
    Height 46 in.

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  • Hayley Lever Watercolor on Paper & Inlaid Mahogany and Rosewood Miniature Chest of Drawers

    SOLD FOR $5,400
    Hayley Lever (American 1876-1958) Watercolor on Paper “St. Ives: A Schooner Passing the Lighthouse,” watercolor on paper laid down to cardboard, signed in full lower left and inscribed “No 4,” upper right, in glazed giltwood frame.
    3 ⅝ in. x 5 ½ in.

    SOLD FOR $1,680
    American Inlaid Mahogany and Rosewood Miniature Chest of Drawers, mid-19th century, two short over two graduated long drawers with bone keyhole lozenges and brass pulls; the stiles and interstices of the case front inlaid with stringing and geometric motifs in contrasting natural woods.
    Height 11 ½ in. Width 12 ⅜ in. Depth 5 ¼ in.

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  • Irish George III Mahogany Bookcase Cabinets & Spode Feldspar Dessert Service

    SOLD FOR $5,100
    Pair of Irish George III Mahogany Bookcase Cabinets, circa 1790s, each with flat top projecting cornice contrastingly inlaid to suggest a dentil molding, over glazed door enclosing shelves and lower paneled cupboard door on plinth.
    Height 87 in. Width 26 ½ in. Depth 13 in. each

    SOLD FOR $3,600
    Spode Feldspar Porcelain Dessert Service, circa 1815-1830, decorated with morning glories in blue and gold, printed marks, comprising:
    12 Plates, Diameter 9 in.
    2 Shell-Form Dishes, Length 8 ½ in.
    2 Oval Dishes, Length 10 in.
    2 Oblong Dishes, Length 12 in.
    1 Oval Pedestal Compote, Length 14 ¼ in.
    1 Small Round Covered Sauce Tureen on Stand

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  • Pair of George III Oval Giltwood Mirrors

    SOLD FOR $18,000
    Pair of George III Oval Giltwood Mirrors, surmounted with carved eagles flanked by acanthus scrolls and complimentary drop pediments.
    Height 45 ½ in. Width 23 ¼ in.

    Provenance: Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd. New York, New York

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  • George III Giltwood Mirror

    SOLD FOR $6,600
    George III Giltwood Mirror, late 18th century, the oval plate within a beaded slip surrounded by a mirrored border set with paterae and stiff leaves at the interstices, the outer molding is carved with stylized leaf tips.
    Length 46 in. Width 36 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Hyde Park Antiques, New York, New York

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  • Pair of Miniature British Sailor’s Woolworks & Mother of Pearl English Tea Caddy

    SOLD FOR $19,200
    Pair of Miniature British Sailor’s Woolworks, circa 1870, depicting two British square-rigged ships on the open seas with cloudy skies, in original and decorated frames, Bergdorf Goodman paper labels on reverse.
    5 ½ in. x 7 ½ in.

    SOLD FOR $1,920
    Late Regency Mother-of-Pearl Tea Caddy, early 19th Century, bow fronted with hinged cover opening to two lidded compartments, contrasting abalone inlays on bun feet.
    Height 5 in. Length 8 in. Width 5 in.

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  • Louis XV Commode Three Drawer Commode, 18th Century

    SOLD FOR $7,200
    Louis XV Walnut Three Drawer Commode, French, 18th century, serpentine form with star-shaped iron drawer pulls, Bourge en Bresse, slipper feet.
    Height 37 in. Width 54 ½ in. Depth 27 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Decorated Nantucket Estate
    Amy Perlin Antiques, New York, New York

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  • Regency Rosewood and Ebony Extending Center Table

    SOLD FOR $54,000
    Regency Rosewood and Ebony Extending Center Table, English, circa 1810, the circular top with ebony banding within brass stringing and inlaid with ebony stars, the five concentric leaves with conforming banding and brass bound edge, raised on a quadripartite paneled base on massive winged paw feet.
    Height 30 in. Diameter 72 in. Extending to 92 in.

    Provenance:
    From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Hyde Park Antiques, LTD. New York, New York

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  • Fine Pair of Regency Marble Topped Mahogany Bowfront Low Bookcases

    SOLD FOR $21,600
    Fine Pair of Regency Marble Topped Mahogany Bowfront Low Bookcases, English, circa 1815, each with brass gallery above open shelves flanked by tapering reeded columns, the sides with ebony banding and brass uprights, on four toupie feet.
    Height 39 ½ in. Width 42 ½ in. Depth 16 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Kentshire, New York, New York

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  • Neoclassical Ebony Inlaid Oak Drum Table, English, circa 1820, after designs by Thomas Hope

    SOLD FOR $9,600
    Neoclassical Ebony Inlaid Oak Drum Table, English, circa 1820, after designs by Thomas Hope. Thomas Hope, author and virtuoso, employed his considerable fortune designing the furniture and decoration for his London House on Cavendish Square. He published his designs in 1807 (“Household Furniture and Decoration”) and demonstrated a scholarly gift for adapting “antique” elements, Greek and Egyptian to furniture. This remarkable drum table is based on a model owned by Thomas Hope (Plate XXXIX). The bold and decorative ebony details compliment the flat geometric shapes. The tooled leather circular top above a frieze of drawers raised on a concave tripod base ending in carved and ebonized winged paw feet. Hope is credited for having “headed the classic movement” at the beginning of the 19th century.
    Height 29 ½ in. Diameter 48 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Florian Papp, New York, New York

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  • Pair of Regency Period Ebonized Banded Mahogany Chiffoniers, circa 1825

    SOLD FOR $8,400
    Pair of Regency Period Ebonized Banded Mahogany Chiffoniers, English, circa 1825
    Height 57 in. Width 48 in. Depth 11 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Yale Burge Antiques, Inc. New York, New York

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  • Pair of Chippendale Style Faded Mahogany Oval Side Tables, circa 1870

    SOLD FOR $8,400
    Pair of Chippendale Style Faded Mahogany Oval Side Tables, circa 1870, each with a fret-pierced gallery and outscrolled handles, on tapering square legs joined by pierced stretchers.
    Height 28 in. Length 27 in. Width 19 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Kentshire, New York, New York

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  • Important Pair of Satinwood Demi-lune Console Tables Attributed to Mayhew and Ince

    SOLD FOR $54,000Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd., New York, New York

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  • Pair of Louis XVI Jean-Baptiste Claude Sene Carved and Painted Fauteuils, circa 1775

    SOLD FOR $9,600
    Pair of Louis XVI Jean-Baptiste Claude Sene Carved and Painted Fauteuils, French, circa 1775, each signed C. Sene, upholstered in Jaipur Palace fabric quilted in the vermicelli pattern. Jean-Baptiste Claude Sene (1748-1803) was a renowned French furniture maker who famously plied his craft creating sumptuous pieces for the French Royal Family, including Marie Antoinette.
    Height 38 in. Width 24 in. Depth 24 in. Seat Height 17 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    H.M. Luther Antiques, New York, New York

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  • 19th Century Sailor Made Miniature Chest of Drawers

    SOLD FOR $9,000

    Sailor Made Miniature Chest of Drawers, 2nd half of the 19th century, fashioned of Hawaiian Koa wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and fitted with whale ivory knob pulls and bun feet, in two sections, the two drawer case with scrolled crest is detachable.
    Height 17 in. Width 11 ¾ in. Depth 8 in.

    Provenance: Rafael Osona Auctions, August 6th 1994, Lot 171

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  • Pair of Weatherend Adirondack Chairs and Ottomans

    From a Trudy Dujardin Decorated Monomoy Home…

    Pair of Weatherend Adirondack Chairs with Ottomans in white Yacht finish
    Sold for $6,900.00

    Pair of Round Weatherend Cocktail Tables in white Yacht finish

    Based in Maine, Weatherend Estate Furniture offers distinctive luxury outdoor furniture of the finest quality.

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  • Devereux Bowly, London Bracket Clock

    Devereux Bowly, London Bracket Clock, 18th Century, chiming and repeating clock in an ebonized case with brass mounts, backplate finely engraved. Note: G H Ballie lists Devereaux Bowley (Bowly) as master of repute, Britain’s Old Clocks and Their Makers 9th Edition notes Bowly (Bowley) Devereaux as master 1759. He is also listed at 54 Lombard Street, born in 1696, died 1773 apprenticed to William Tomlinson
    Height 19 ½ in. Width 12 ½ in. Depth 7 ¾ in.

    Sold for $9,520.00

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  • Italian Hand Painted Commode, 18th Century

    Italian Hand Painted Commode, 18th Century, wheel decorated panels on top, sides and drawer fronts, ring pulls, iron spring drawer locks.
    Height 37 in. Width 47 in. Depth 22 ½ in.

    Sold for $6,545.00

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  • Regency Tortoise Shell and Sterling Silver Double Tea Caddy, circa 1825-1827

    Regency Tortoise Shell and Sterling Double Compartment Tea Caddy, circa 1825-1827, exquisite shaped and paneled box with hinged lid and applied with 21 engraved and cut sterling silver mounts. Silver line inlay demarcate the tortoise panels, Hallmarked Cy & Co.
    Height 6 in. Width 7 in. Depth 4 ½ in.

    Sold for $7,140.00

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  • Scarce and Unique Mechanical Brass, Copper and Silver Mariner’s Presentation Clock-Barometer

    SOLD FOR $5,265

    Scarce and Unique Mechanical Brass, Copper and Silver Mariner’s Presentation Clock-Barometer, circa 1890, spring driven movement rotates the upper dome section housing two clocks, aneroid barometer, Reaumur Fahrenheit thermometer and compass, supported on a capstan embellished with chains, anchor, davit, block, life preserver and rope.
    Height 20 in. Base Diameter 9 in.

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  • Peter and Anne Bateman George III English Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service

    SOLD FOR $4,212

    Peter and Anne Bateman George III English Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service, pieces dated 1797, comprising 11 in. coffee pot, 6 in. teapot, 6 in. creamer and 4 ¾ in. sugar bowl, each piece hallmarked.

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  • Pair of Minton Majolica Passion Flower Garden Seats

    SOLD FOR $11,700

    Pair of Minton Majolica “Passion Flower” Garden Seats, circa 1880.
    Height 18 in. Diameter 13 in.

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