Author Archives: Nevan O Shaughnessy

16C Carved Spanish Oak Writing Desk and Cabinet – HIGHLY IMPORTANT

16C Carved Spanish Oak Writing Desk and Cabinet. PRESENTING an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 16th CENTURY Carved Spanish Oak Writing Desk and Cabinet…..with AMAZING PROVENANCE and HISTORICAL and LITERARY SIGNIFICANCE.     Habsburg Spain refers to the history of Spain over the 16th and 17th centuries (1516–1700), when it was ruled by kings from the House of…

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Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx

Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. PRESENTING an Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. The Bowl is solid brass. It is hand decorated with hand beaten nail pins in a ‘folk art manner’ depicting the Sphinx and other people. We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older!…

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Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs

Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. PRESENTING an Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. The Bowl is solid brass. It has Chinese symbols on it’s face (but we cannot decipher them).   We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older! It is part of the Lida Calvert…

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19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug

19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug. Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE 19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug or measuring mug. Large mug….It holds 96 Fl Ounces or 3 Quarts.. From circa 1880 and made of solid copper, with large copper handles attached by way of rivets. Larger than most rum cups or mugs…..but most definitely in the same…

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19C English Provincial Oak Side Table

19C English Provincial Oak Side Table. Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE 19C English Provincial Oak Side Table or Occasional Table. Virtually square in shape. From circa 1890 and made of solid oak, this beautifully proportioned side table has an ornately carved floral table top and sits on a solid turned baluster shaped set of legs.. Classic British provincial…

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18C French Provincial Cherrywood Side Table

18C French Provincial Cherrywood Side Table. Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE 18C French Provincial Cherrywood Side Table. From circa 1790 and made of cherrywood,this beautifully proportioned side table has 2 shelves and a side drawer and is classic and original French Provincial artistry. Constructed using wooden pegs giving a clear indication of it’s authenticity. It stands on gorgeous…

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18C French Provincial Cherrywood Side Table or Open Case

18C French Provincial Cherrywood Side Table or Open Case. Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE 18C French Provincial Cherrywood Side Table or Open Case. From circa 1790 and made of cherrywood,this beautifully proportioned side table or 3 shelf case is classic and original French Provincial artistry. Constructed using wooden pegs giving a clear indication of it’s authenticity.. It stands…

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Early 19C Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock

Early 19C Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock.   Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE Early 19C Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock. From circa 1825 and made of flame mahogany. Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock, case by Charles Platt, New York, movement, Connecticut, c. 1825, the mahogany case with carved columns flanking the painted iron Roman numeral…

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19C American Dark Walnut Bevelled Mirror

19C American Dark Walnut Bevelled Mirror. Presenting a RARE 19C American Dark Walnut Bevelled Mirror. From circa 1880 and made of solid dark walnut……..so dark it appears almost black.. Made in the Southern States of the USA….possibly in Georgia.. BEAUTIFUL simple frame enclosing a gorgeous ORIGINAL bevelled mirror. Very heavy………..SIMPLE ELEGANCE!.   Juglans nigra, the eastern…

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Early 20C Pair of Mahogany Sheraton-Adams Style Night Stands

Early 20C Pair of Mahogany Sheraton-Adams Style Night Stands. Presenting a RARE Early 20C Pair of Mahogany Sheraton-Adams Style Night Stands. From circa 1920 and made of solid mahogany. A matching pair. In the Sheraton or Adams Style………reminiscent of the Regency Period of 1790 to 1810……would be classified as Regency Revival pieces. BEAUTIFUL molding on all…

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