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Americana Furniture and Interiors
Pre-owned Kittinger Furniture, Kindel Furniture, Baker Furniture and Saybolt-Cleland Furniture

Reference Sold Items: Case Pieces

Including Cabinets, Chests, Desks, Sideboards and Tall Case Clocks

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83-004 WINTERTHUR ODESSA TALL CHEST
BY KINDEL FURNITURE COMPANY

Elegent and functional best describe this Rococo tall chest, an exact reproduction of an original by the renowned cabinetmaker, John Janvier, and in the Winterthur Historic Houses of Odessa Collection. Fashioned from beautifully grained mahogany accented with sandcast brasses, this chest features fluted quarter columns at the front corners, applied moldings and ogee bracket feet. Nine drawers of graduated sizes provide ample storage. Six drawers are fitted with locks. This chest commands attention in any room setting.

Height 59″; Width 43 5/8″; Depth 21 3/4″.

A867 CHEST-ON-CHEST BY KITTINGER

This stately chest-on-chest is copied from a late Eighteenth Century English original. Made of beautifully grained mahogany, this chest has ample storage with five drawers in the upper case and three drawers in the lower case. It also has a pull out brush slide. With wonderful detail, this chest features bold crown molding enhanced with dental work, cock-beaded drawers with robust sand-cast brasses, blind fretwork chamfered quarter columns and bracket feet.

Height 66 3/4″; Width 40 1/4″; Depth 20 1/4″.

B2104 CHEST-ON-CHEST BY KITTINGER

Adapted from a late Eighteenth Century English antique, this chest-on-chest is made of mahogany and provides more than ample storage. It has six drawers in the upper case with removable partitions. The lower case features a pull-out work surface and four additional deep drawers. Some of the fine details of this chest include bold crown molding, cock-beaded drawers, fluted corner columns terminating in a lamb's tongue and graceful ogee bracket feet.

Height 66 1/2″; Width 41 1/4″; Depth 21″.

JOHN ALDEN LOWBOY
BY FRANKLIN MINT FURNITURE

Any visitor to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the State Department in Washington, DC is aware of the remarkable collection of American antique furniture housed there. Among its most prized pieces, the John Alden Lowboy is prominently displayed in the John Quincy Adams State Dining Room. This faithful reproduction of the, circa 1735, Queen Anne Massachusetts original was made by The Franklin Mint, as part of its Bicentennial Masterpieces of American Furniture Collection. Like the original, this exquisite lowboy and/or dressing table has four complex book-matched crotch mahogany inlayed panels on its top surrounded by a beautiful herringbone pattern string inlay. This complex herringbone inlay design is repeated around the drawers which are further enhanced by expertly crafted hand-chased sand cast brasses. This lowboy will be the focal point in any room setting.

Height 31 3/4″; Width 32 3/4″; Depth 21″.

HENRY FORD MUSEUM LOWBOY

This outstanding reproduction of a Philadelphia Queen Anne lowboy, circa 1750-1760, is a masterpiece of design. It features a graceful molded top, scrolled apron and chased brasses in the William and Mary manner. Its cabriole legs have shell carved knees with voluted returns and rest on ball and claw feet. Its size and design give this lowboy a multitude of uses throughout the home.

Height 30″; Width 35 1/2″; Depth 20 1/2″.

8809 WILLIAMSBURG PHILADELPHIA LOWBOY
BY BAKER FURNITURE CO.

Copied from an outstanding Philadelphia antique, circa 1740-1760, this lowboy/dressing table is made of mahogany and features beautifully proportioned fluted quarter columns, an exceptionally well carved shell center drawer, elegantly scrolled apron and gracefully carved cabriole legs with ball and claw feet.

Height 31″; Width 36 1/2″; Depth 20 3/4″.

83-850 WINTERTHUR PHILADELPHIA DRESSING TABLE
BY KINDEL FURNITURE COMPANY

One of the most ambitious undertakings by Kindel Furniture Company for The Winterthur Museum Collection is this reproduction of a Philadelphia Rococo dressing table dating to 1769. Exhibiting the fullest development of the Rococo style, this dressing table, also known as a lowboy, features lavish and exuberant carving on the case, center drawer and legs. Crafted in mahogany, the precise hand carving on this dressing table required more than 43 hours to achieve the perfection of the original antique. The individually hand cast brasses embellishing this piece are in an elaborate chinoiserie design. This dressing table captures the true elegance of one of the masterpieces of colonial furniture in the Winterthur Collection.

Height 28 1/2″; Width 37 1/8″; Depth 18 3/4″.

CW 19 WILLIAMSBURG LOWBOY BY KITTINGER

This Rococo design lowboy, circa 1760, is a Philadelphia masterpiece. It is crafted in mahogany with finely detailed fluted quarter columns and boldly carved cabriole legs, resting on ball and claw feet.

Height 32″; Width 38 1/2″; Depth 20″.

CW 157 WILLIAMSBURG LOWBOY/DRESSING TABLE BY KITTINGER

This reproduction of a William and Mary style dressing table is copied from an original Pennsylvania, probably Philadelphia, antique dating from 1710-1720. Made of mahogany with an expansive top, this graceful lowboy features a center ogee arch on the case which rests on trumpet legs with a crossed stretcher accented by an urn finial.

Height 29 1/2″; Width 36″; Depth 22 1/4″.

HN 22 HISTORIC NEWPORT LOWBOY BY KITTINGER

This dressing table or "Lowboy" is a reproduction of a Newport table, circa 1750, and bears definite characteristics of the Townsend-Goddard school. Featuring graceful shell carving and cabriole legs resting on pad feet, this lowboy makes a beautiful addition to any setting.

Height 31″; Width 35″; Depth 20″.

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE CWA 1050 DOUBLE CHEST
FROM THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION COLLECTION

As in the past, it gives us great pleasure to offer original antiques from the Williamsburg Collection. Noted for its elegant detail, this handsome Rococo chest, also known as a "Mule Chest", is an English antique, circa 1780. After being on display in Colonial Williamsburg for many years, this wonderfully crafted chest was deascensioned. The top two rows of drawers are faux with a lid top for access and storage of bed linens. The bottom row of drawers were originally used for storage of footwear hence the name "Mule Chest". This chest features quarter columns at the corners with delicate string inlay at their base, paneled ends and ogee bracket feet. The top and nine drawers are outlined with boxwood inlays. Original documention from Colonial Williamsburg will be provided to the buyer.

Height 34″; Width 61 1/2″; Depth 22 1/2″.

CWA 1050 WILLIAMSBURG DOUBLE CHEST BY KITTINGER

Noted for its elegant detail, this handsome Rococo style chest, also known as a Mule Chest, is copied from an English antique, circa 1780. Made of superbly grained mahogany, this chest features quarter columns at the corners with delicate string inlay at their base, paneled ends and ogee bracket feet. The top of the chest as well as the nine drawers are outlined with boxwood inlays. The top three drawers are locking and all are enhanced with simple brass escutcheons and drawer pulls. This rare and important Williamsburg chest is adaptable for any room setting.

Height 34″; Width 61 1/2″; Depth 22 1/2″.

HN 18 HISTORIC NEWPORT BLOCKFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

This is a faithful reproduction of one of the finest and best documented chests by the famed cabinetmaker, John Townsend of Newport, Rhode Island. Like the original, this chest shows the cabinetmaker's art in the concave and convex shell carving that adorn the upper drawer. The original of this chest sold in New York for $4.7 million.

Height 34 1/2″; Width 36 3/4″; Depth 21″.

HN 24 HISTORIC NEWPORT SERPENTINE CHEST
BY KITTINGER

This exceedingly rare Kittinger Historic Newport Serpentine Chest of Drawers is a faithful reproduction of the original, circa 1790, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Wood, Jr., of Newport. The correct scale and proportions of this chest are the cornerstone of any fine piece of furniture. This chest features a top fashioned out of a single board of the choicest mahogany with cathedral graining and graceful serpentine, graduated drawer fronts fashioned out of figuratively grained mahogany and outlined with a delicate applied cockbead to create a shadow line. As a transition piece, this chest features elements from the Rococo and Neo-Classical style. While the form of the case and its beautifully sculpted ogee bracket feet are in the Rococo style, its brasses and refinement of detail are clearly Neo-Classical. The overall achievement of this chest echoes the old Kittinger Furniture Company's advertising phrase "Furniture With No Equal".

Height 32 3/4″; Width 38 ″; Depth 21 1/4″.

CW 183 WILLIAMSBURG SERPENTINE CHEST
BY KITTINGER

A faithful reproduction of the Massachusetts original, most likely from the North Shore and dating to 1760-1770, this magnificent Rococo style serpentine chest with its fine proportions and detailing exemplifies the cabinetmaker's skill. This chest is made of beautiful figured mahogany and secondary construction of yellow pine with complex joinery and unique dovetailing. There are four amply sized, graduated locking drawers embellished with exceptionally fine brasses. Cockbeading to the body of the chest frames and highlights the drawers and the body rests on high sculpted bracket feet. This chest is truly one of the finest from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection.

Height 31 3/4″; Width 37 7/8 ″; Depth 21 7/8″.

SUTTON COLLECTION SERPENTINE BOMBÉ CHEST

Charles Sutton, an internationally recognized authority on fine furniture, founded Sutton Reproductions specializing in handcrafted 18th Century American museum quality furniture licensed by The Smithsonian and once owned by illustrious Americans, such as President George Washington. Finely proportioned and expertly crafted, this serpentine bombe' chest is faithful to the original Massachusetts antique dating to the third quarter of the 18th Century. Made of hand selected, highly figurative grained mahogany, this chest has four graduated drawers embellished with outstanding sand cast Rococo brasses and resting on an ogee bracket base with hairy paw ball and claw feet.

Height 33 1/4″; Width 40″; Depth 20″.

HENRY FORD MUSEUM BOMBÉ CHEST

This bombé chest is a magnificent reproduction of one of the rarest forms of American furniture. The original antique, dating to 1780, came from Boston's North Shore area, the only location in the colonies making this furniture design. This chest features a graceful overhanging top in proportion to its "kettle base", four graduated drawers enhanced with bold sand-cast brasses and sits on beautifully carved ball and claw feet.

Height 32 1/4″; Width 39″; Depth 20 1/2″.

T2009 SERPENTINE BOMBE' CHEST BY KITTINGER

This magnificent chest, part of Kittinger's Baleroy Collection, is a faithful reproduction of a, circa 1760-1780, Massachusetts antique, most probably from Boston's North Shore. The fine proportions and quality of this piece are apparent. It is made of solid figured mahogany and the four graduated locking drawers are embellished with exceptionally florid chased brasses. The chest rests on ogee bracket feet.

Height 30 1/2″; Width 33 3/8 ″; Depth 21″.

ORIGINAL BALEROY BOMBE' CHESTS

It is with great pleasure that we proudly present the original pair of Baleroy Bombe'chests of drawers. These rare and exciting chests were formerly in the Philadelphia Collection of George Gordon Meade Easby. Mr. Easby was the great grandson of the Civil War General, George Gordon Meade and a direct descendant of seven signers of the Declaration of Independence. In 1979 the Kittinger Company of Buffalo, New York was given permission to copy a number of rare pieces of 18th Century American Furniture from "Baleroy", Mr. Easby's home. The occasion was to celebrate the originals being placed on loan to The Department of State and to be put on display at the Diplomatic Reception Rooms. While we have previously owned other originals from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection, it is this true pair of Boston chests that are the only known examples of their type. On the rare occasion when American Bombe' furniture comes up for auction, prices are known to exceed the million dollar figure. The originals of these chests represent a form that is credited with being from the North Shore of Boston and dating to 1780. These chests are fashioned from solid Cuban mahogany with wonderfully detailed secondary construction and fitted with figurative, high-style, sand-cast Rococo brasses. Complete provenance will be furnished to the buyer.

Height 30 1/2″; Width 33 3/8 ″; Depth 21″.

8804 WILLIAMSBURG SERPENTINE CHEST BY BAKER FURNITURE CO.

Fashioned from select figuratively grained walnut, as the original from the Shenandoah Valley, this reproduction Neoclassic chest is rare both in its serpentine form and its hoof like feet. Finely proportioned with four graduated locking drawers with cockbeaded molding, elegant brasses and pronounced key escutcheons, this chest also features chamfered corner columns and string inlay across the base.

Height 37 1/2″; Width 38 ″; Depth 22″.

8805 WILLIAMSBURG SERPENTINE CHEST BY BAKER FURNITURE CO.

One of the most ambitious undertakings of the Williamsburg Collection is this "Masterworks", an exact reproduction of a Norfolk serpentine chest, circa 1790. Made of mahogany, with cedar and pine secondary woods, the top of this chest is shaped from a rarely seen single "wideboard". This serpentine form is enhanced by canted corners with two types of multicolored linework inlay for contrast and definition leading to its French feet with conch shell inlay. With four graduated locking drawers and cockbead molding, paneled back and mortise and tenon joinery, the structural sophistication of this chest is unsurpassed.

Height 40″; Width 49 1/2 ″; Depth 22 1/2″.

8808 WILLIAMSBURG SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS
BY BAKER FURNITURE CO.

This graceful serpentine chest is a faithful reproduction of a Massachusetts antique, circa 1750-1780. Crafted of mahogany, this chest has four graduated drawers, surrounded by cockbeading to the case, and embellished with robust sand cast brasses, beautiful base molding and finely carved ball and claw feet. This chest is an elegant addition to any room or hall.

Height 32″; Width 35 3/4″; Depth 20 1/4″.

8869 WILLIAMSBURG BASSETT HALL BOWFRONT CHEST
BY BAKER FURNITURE CO.

The original of this Williamsburg Collection masterpiece is from Bassett Hall, the former Colonial Williamsburg home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Capturing the fine details of the original late 18th Century antique, most likely from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, this chest is fashioned from select magohany with drawer fronts of tiger maple and walnut. This chest is further enhanced with cock-beading around the drawers, holly wood inlays on the leading edge of the top as well as drawer fronts and the apron with intricately inlayed center plackets. This chest with its spacious four drawers rests on dramatically formed tall French feet. An extremely rare reproduction from the Williamsburg Collection, this chest with its exceptional craftmanship will command attention in any room or hall.

Height 36 1/2″; Width 41 ″; Depth 21″.

OD2023 JOHN SHAW HEPPLEWHITE CHEST
BY BIGGS/KITTINGER

The original of this important Hepplewhite chest was designed for the Governor of Maryland in 1783 by John Shaw, the leading Annapolis cabinetmaker. Made of mahogany with mahogany veneer and boxwood inlay around the top, drawers and apron base, this chest has four graduated locking drawers enhanced with wonderful brasses.

Height 34″; Width 37″; Depth 22″.

166-029 NEWPORT BLOCKFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS
BY KINDEL FURNITURE COMPANY

From its American Collection, this Kindel reproduction of a rare and important Newport blockfront chest captures the beauty of the original with its concave and convex shell carving on the upper drawer. Made of select mahogany, this chest has three locking drawers decorated with elegant solid brass pulls and escutcheons. Beautiful and functional, this chest can be used in a hall or room setting.

Height 31 1/2″; Width 36″; Depth 20 1/2″.

JONATHAN GOSTELOWE
PHILADELPHIA SERPENTINE CHEST
BY KINDEL FURNITURE COMPANY

Over the years, almost every major museum has strived to acquire a Philadelphia serpentine chest of drawers by the master cabinetmaker, Jonathan Gostelowe (1744-1806). The front elevation of this magnificent chest is cut in the serpentine form featuring fluted, chamfered corners that rest on dramatic three part ogee bracket feet which follow the contour of the upper structure. The four graduated drawers are accented with bead molding applied to the case. Additional noteworthy features of this chest are the fully developed sand cast brass bail handles with reticulated rosettes and keyhole escutcheons in the Rococo manner. This particular chest is in "As New" condition.

Height 37 1/4″; Width 44 1/2″; Depth 21 1/2″.

NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
85-002 CLIVEDEN SERPENTINE CHEST
BY KINDEL FURNITURE COMPANY

Part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Collection, this Kindel Furniture Company licensed reproduction Rococo serpentine chest is copied from a masterpiece created by Jonathan Gostelowe, a renowned Philadelphia cabinetmaker. This exceptionally well executed chest captures all the elements of the original, dating to 1781-1790 and part of the Collection on display at Cliveden in Philadelphia's Historic Germantown. Beautifully proportioned, this chest features a shaped and hand-carved top, superb figurative mahogany drawer fronts with fluted columns and elegant brass escutcheons and bail handles and robust ogee blocked feet.

Height 37 1/4″; Width 47 1/4″; Depth 25″.

CW 75 WILLIAMSBURG SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

This Rococo mahogany serpentine front chest is copied from a great masterpiece in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection. Many of these serpentine, three block ogee foot chests have been attributed to the cabinet shop of Johnathan Gostelowe in Philadelphia. Additional similar chests, such as the chest in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection, have been attributed to Thomas Jones, an associate of Gostelowe. As in the original antique, circa 1750-1780, this chest has superb mahogany drawer fronts with angled, fluted columns.
Additional research can be found in the May 1988 issue of "The Magazine Antiques" featuring Deborah Anne Federhen's article "The Serpentine-Front Chest Of Drawers Of Jonathan Gostelowe And Thomas Jones".

Height 37″; Width 46 1/2″; Depth 23″.

CW 176 WILLIAMSBURG SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

A much prized piece in the Williamsburg Collection is the circa 1770 Philadelphia serpentine chest which inspired this reproduction. Like the original, this chest features a beautiful Rococo serpentine front with delicate hand-sawn fretwork adorning the chamfered corners and unusual three-sided bracket feet. There are four graduated locking drawers of generous proportion.

Height 33 1/2″; Width 44 1/4″; Depth 23″.

CW 18 WILLIAMSBURG CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

This elegant reproduction Pennsylvania chest, circa 1770, features superb detailing with beading around its four graduated drawers, graceful brass escutcheons and drawer pulls, delicately fluted quarter columns and well proportioned bracket feet.

Height 35 1/2″; Width 38 1/4″; Depth 19 1/2″.

CW 68 WILLIAMSBURG CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

Often considered one of the prized examples in the Williamsburg Reproduction Program, this stunning example of an English bachelor's chest not only offers superior form in a most functional size, but also offers a quality of detailed construction not seen in other chests of this size. One of the most noteworthy design elements is the use of cross-banding to the stiles and rails on the front of the chest. With its pull out writing surface, this chest is a useful piece next to a bed or as an anchor piece at the end of a sofa.

Height 29 3/4″; Width 30″; Depth 17 1/2″.

OD1647 OLD DOMINION CHEST OF DRAWERS
BY KITTINGER

This reproduction of a late 18th Century Rococo chest is made of the finest grained mahogany with superb detailing. This chest has two small top drawers and three large graduated drawers all with beading and enhanced with graceful brass escutcheons and drawer pulls. The sides of the chest have fluted quarter columns terminating in a lamb's tongue at the top and beautifully proportioned ogee bracket feet.

Height 33 1/2″; Width 41″; Depth 21″.

OD1700 OLD DOMINION CHEST OF DRAWERS
BY KITTINGER

This fine example of a New England chest of drawers lends a sense of style on a smaller scale. It features figurative mahogany and blocked graduated drawer fronts fitted with beautifully detailed open brass pulls.

Height 30″; Width 36″; Depth 19″.

T723 CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

As part of its 100th Anniversary celebration in 1966, Kittinger reproduced this magnificent example of a New England blockfront chest of drawers, circa 1760. This chest features figurative mahogany and blocked graduated drawer fronts fitted with beautiful brass pulls. This truly is a piece for the collector.

Height 30 1/2″; Width 30 1/2″; Depth 20 1/4″.

T707 ENGLISH BACHELOR CHEST BY KITTINGER

This wonderful reproduction of an English antique is of a style and scale well suited for smaller areas. This chest features a satinwood cross-banded top, beautifully figured drawer fronts with cock-beading and lovely sand cast brasses generously sized to allow for ease in opening the drawers. Because this chest has three rather than four drawers, it allows for storage of larger items.

Height 30″; Width 23 3/4″; Depth 17″.

WF2531/WA1031 WILLIAMSBURG CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

This mahogany chest is as handsome as it is practical. It has a pull-out shelf converting it either to a desk or dressing table and side brasses for portability. It is inspired by an English Rococo chest, circa 1750-1770.

Height 30 1/2″; Width 31 1/4″; Depth 18″.

WF2602/WA1002 WILLIAMSBURG CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

This Rococo style mahogany chest with its clean lines is a reproduction of a circa 1775 Virginia antique and features four graduated drawers with elegant brasses.

Height 35 1/4″; Width 37 1/2″; Depth 21 3/4″.

WF2608/WA1008 WILLIAMSBURG CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

This tall Rococo chest with its straight forward styling is adapted from a Virginia antique, circa 1770-1790. Made of mahogany, it features six graduated drawers, bracket feet and elegant brass hardware.

Height 46 1/2″; Width 40″; Depth 20″.

NO. 807 DURHAM CHEST OF DRAWERS BY SAYBOLT-CLELAND

Adapted from an early English Georgian antique, this chest is made of mahogany with beautiful graining and is accented with handsome brasses. Both its clean lines and size make this a versatile chest. Its four graduated drawers offer ample storage and its top slides out for use as a writing surface or dressing table.

Height 34 1/4″; Width 34″; Depth 20″.

ENGLISH BACHELOR CHEST BY SAYBOLT-CLELAND

This fine example of a New England chest of drawers lends a sense of style on a smaller scale. It features figurative mahogany and cock-beaded graduated drawer fronts fitted with beautifully detailed open brass pulls.

Height 30 1/2″; Width 30″; Depth 18″.

B2215 COMMODE/NIGHT STAND BY KITTINGER

This mahogany, one-drawer Georgian style commode is fitted with rear openings for use with telephone or clock radio on lower shelf.

Height 27 1/2″; Width 23″; Depth 16 1/2″.

CW 57 WILLIAMSBURG COMMODE/TABLE BY KITTINGER

This table is a reproduction of an English antique, circa 1760. Distinguished by its decorative beading, scalloped gallery with pierced handholds and shaped panel doors, this Rococo style table is perfect for a bedside or end table.

Height 31″; Width 21″; Depth 19 1/4″.

WA1030 WILLIAMSBURG COMMODE BY KITTINGER

This piece is a reproduction of an English antique, circa 1750. Not only is this table handsome, but it is practical with its deep shelf and lower drawer making it a perfect bedside companion.

Height 31 1/2″; Width 23 1/4″; Depth 19″.

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