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

For Sale: Case Pieces

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

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FOR SALE — COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG CRAFTHOUSE CATALOGS

New buyers and long-time collectors will benefit from this invaluable source to the Williamsburg Reproduction Program featuring furniture made by Kittinger from 1937 through 1990.

"THE FINEST DESK IN AMERICA"
JOHN TOWNSEND BLOCK AND SHELL NEWPORT DESK
BY FRANKLIN MINT FURNITURE

In the words of Albert Sack, of Israel Sack New York, "I just bought the finest desk in America". Albert Sack's quote would become the benchmark for the appraisal of all other desks. The desk was then purchased by the late Stanley Paul Sax and donated to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. State Department. This exact reproduction of John Townsend's original created in 1765 features three boldly carved shells on the fall-front lid--two convex and one concave. The right and left drawer fronts as well as the prospect door have matching concave shells. The interior gallery is marked by refined balance and symmetry with three drawers on each end and three hidden behind the center door embellished with fine carving. Other details include six individual pigeon-holes topped with six corresponding finely carved hidden pencil drawers. There is a sliding panel in the gallery to provide easy access to the large drawer below. The desk rests on bold graceful ogee bracket feet with a delicate C-scroll to echo the compound curve of each foot. The original of this desk is considered the best of Townsend's creations.

Height 42″; Width 45″; Depth 24 7/8″.

CW 153 WILLIAMSBURG HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER

This reproduction of an American Queen Anne high chest, circa 1760, is made of choice mahogany. It features a boldly scalloped skirt, graceful cabriole legs with carved ball and claw feet and bail and rosette brasses. This high chest provides ample storage while enhancing any room setting.

Height 69 3/4″; Width 42 3/4″; Depth 22 7/8″.

8807 WILLIAMSBURG CLIFTON HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS
BY BAKER FURNITURE CO.

One of the rarest and finest pieces in the Williamsburg Reproduction Program, this high chest is a faithful reproduction of the antique Clifton high chest signed by Henry Clifton and Thomas Carteret, of Philadelphia, and dated November 14, 1753. This high chest is the earliest known signed chest in the late Baroque style. As in the original, this reproduction is made of figured mahogany, poplar and white cedar. The enclosed serpentine bonnet has elaborate flame urn finials on the side with a central cartouche flanked by delicately carved sunflowers applied to the pediment top. The upper and lower cases are framed by chamfered fluted columns and the base of the lower case has a scalloped apron with a central carved shell. The top and bottom center drawers are decorated with recessed carved shells and flowing grasses with the remaining drawers enhanced by vigorously molded sand cast brasses. The chest rests on graceful acanthus carved cabriole legs terminating in voluted glue blocks and ball and claw feet. This chest is a masterpiece.

Height 97 3/4″; Width 44 3/4″; Depth 22 11/16″.

OD1780 OLD DOMINION PHILADELPHIA HIGHBOY BY KITTINGER

The majestic design of this reproduction high chest of drawers is taken from a 3rd quarter 18th Century Philadelphia Rococo antique. More commonly referred to as a highboy, this chest captures many of the period's most popular design elements. Starting with a graceful open "swan neck" pediment and purposeful moldings that end in delicate flower pedal rosettes, this chest is crowned with three deftly hand carved urns with spiraling flame finials. The upper case is framed with fluted quarter columns and has eight thumb-molded drawers. The top drawer is faced with a beautifully carved medalion. The lower case has matching fluted quarter columns, five thumb-molded drawers with a matching medalion drawer. The lower case has a finely skived apron with a carved central bell flower. The drawers of this highboy, which offer great storage, are enhanced with fine reticulated sand cast brasses. This chest rests on graceful leaf carved cabriole legs with web shaped ball and claw feet. It should be noted that this chest retains its premium, all original finish.

Height 89″; Width 38″; Depth 20″.

OD2500 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DESK BY KITTINGER

As part of the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration in Philadelphia, the Kittinger Company was commissioned to reproduce Benjamin Franklin's desk for The Independence Hall Park Collection. Franklin's original desk is now housed at Franklin Court in Philadelphia and dates to 1770. Made of solid mahogany, this extremely rare kneehole style desk features abundant storage including three hidden compartments. The amphitheater upper drawers are shell carved and the cock-beaded lower drawers and all door panels are executed in superior crotch mahogany veneers. In addition, there are two candle drawer pulls to support the fall front. There is extensive use of dove tail joinery and complex case construction. Both inner and outer casefronts have fluted quarter columns and the case rests on beautifully executed ogee bracket feet.

Height 41 1/4″; Width 41 1/2″; Depth 22″.

WF1164/WA1064 WILLIAMSBURG DESK AND BOOKCASE BY KITTINGER

Inspired by a Rococo antique from tidewater Virginia, circa 1765-1785, this Williamsburg Reproduction Collection desk and bookcase is impressive in design and scale. Made of beautifully grained mahogany, the bookcase features scalloped raised panel locking doors with three adjustable shelves on the interior for storage. The slant top of the desk drops down to create a writing surface and reveals seven pigeonholes and drawers for documents. The base of the desk has five locking drawers enhanced with wonderful sand cast brasses and rests on bracket feet. This is a rare opportunity for the Collector to acquire a seldom offered piece from the Williamsburg Reproduction Program.

Height 81 1/2″; Width 40 1/2″; Depth 21 1/4″.

CW 306 WILLIAMSBURG SECRETARY BY KITTINGER

One of the finest pieces from the Colonial Williamsburg Federal Collection is this reproduction of the original Boston secretary bookcase dating to 1810 displayed in the Coke-Garrett House in Williamsburg. Attributed to the shop of John Seymour and Son, this secretary bookcase is in the Sheraton style, named after Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806) whose furniture designs dominated both the American and English markets. This secretary bookcase comes in two sections. The front of the upper section is composed of two locking doors each with two glazed panels with Gothic arch tops and decorated accross the bottom with reverse painting on glass. Separated by reeded columns, the doors open to reveal two adjustable shelves, seven pigeonholes and three drawers. The upper section cornice is topped with three beautiful urn finials with the center finial atop an inlaid oval medallion. The bottom section contains a folding writing surface inlaid with green cabinet cloth and three locking drawers resting on expertly carved reeded legs. Exemplifying the Sheraton style, this delicate secretary bookcase with its overall lightness of design and extensive use of the finest crotch veneers and inlays will make an outstanding focal point to any room or hall.

Height 74 1/4″; Width 37 1/2″; Depth 21 3/8″.

WA1037 WILLIAMSBURG DESK BY KITTINGER

This desk is copied from an English antique, circa 1770. Its clean lines, compact size and numerous drawers make it a welcome addition to any room in the house.

Height 38″; Width 26 1/2″; Depth 21″; Writing Surface Height 29″.

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″.
2 Available

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″.
2 Available

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″.

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″.
2 Available

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″.

CW 31 WILLIAMSBURG WINE CASE BY KITTINGER

This wine case, also referred to as a cellarette, is one of the first pieces in the Williamsburg Reproduction Program. Made of fine mahogany, in the English Rococo style, this wine case is double tiered to accomodate 12 square decanters (Model CW6). The upper tray has delicately crested sides and lifts up when unlocked to access the lower tray. The legs have sturdy brass casters for ease of mobility. This wine case makes a beautiful accessory to a dining room. Decanters are offered separately.

Height 25″; Width 20″; Depth 14 1/2″.

CW 162 WILLIAMSBURG CELLARETTE BY KITTINGER

This handsome cellarette is an exact reproduction of an American antique, circa 1790. It has a spacious top compartment for bottle storage, a drawer for bar equipment and a convenient serving shelf. Both sections may be locked.

Height 40 3/4″; Width 25 1/4″; Depth 15 1/2″.

CW315 WILLIAMSBURG CANTERBURY
BY KITTINGER

Originally introduced during the Federal period, circa 1790, this canterbury was used for large folios of music. Made of mahogany and perfect in scale, this canterbury is copied from an English original and features three compartments and a drawer for storage embellished with a beautiful brass pull. It rests on brass casters for ease of mobility. This canterbury offers not only outstanding form but function and is perfectly suited for use by a sofa or easy chair.

Height 23″; Width 15 7/8″; Length 20″.

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