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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Antique Sheraton & Hepplewhite Furniture

While perusing my collection of antique furniture catalogs I came across some nice looking pieces that I would thought would be of interest to our readers and folks in general. The photography is in black and white and a little rough on the detail, but that's how it goes.

The photos and provided descriptions still allow us to see the detail, style, and hardware so that furniture artists can do a better job of maintaining historical accuracy when restoring antiques or actually doing full reproduction antique builds like D. Lawless Hardware got it's start doing back in the 80's.

To start we have a nice example of a mahogany chest of drawers in a Hepplewhite style. We carry some nice Hepplewhite style bail pulls as pictured for artists that want each piece to look accurate.

hepplewhite style chest of drawers

The front of this chest of drawers is swelled. There are four drawers with the edges finished with cock beadings. The feet are in a style known as French feet and the brass handles are of course in a Hepplewhite style.

Next we have a nice piece with Chippendale style hardware.

antique chippendale style dresser

This chest of drawers has a straight front. Four drawers with a slide on the top. All finished with cock beadings. The corner columns are are reeded. The legs are in the usual cabriole form, ending in a bird's claw and ball feet.

This next piece is a mahogany cellarette in a Sheraton style.

sheraton style cellarette

This one is in a plain box form with the front corners chamfered and fluted stubbed feet. Then the nice single round brass with ring pull in the center.

This next piece is circa 1790 and features simple swan neck bail pulls and is also in a Sheraton Style.

antique sheraton style desk

The cover of the desk falls on a curve over the desk portion. There are two drawers with fluted surfaces and rosettes on the end framing. An astragal finishes the lower edge, the legs are fluted and reeded, and the brackets are carved nicely with leaf scrolls.

And finally a gothic style drop leaf table from the mid 1700's.

drop leaf table in a gothic style

Also featuring a swan neck bail pull this style of table was very popular at the time. The outline is cut in ogee curves and the edges are carved in acanthus leaf mouldings. The legs are made to represent cluster columns which are familar to Gothic architecture. X underbracing to strengthen up the legs.

More in the future if I find people are interested! Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

ReneeSS said...

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