This August Americana sale features over 600 lots from a wide range of consignors. Three centuries of American-made furniture spanning the late 17th through late 19th centuries highlight the sale. Well crafted pieces from all over the Northeast include the Carved “MH” Hadley chest, a Massachusetts-made walnut veneer high chest in old surface, and a cherry chest of drawers made in the Deerfield, Massachusetts, area, with an impressively scalloped top. There are several pieces from a collection assembled with a fastidious eye for early surfaces, and a selection of early Pennsylvania furniture including tall clocks and case pieces from two private collections.
As is always the case, this August’s Americana offerings are brightened by a variety of colorful folk art objects and painted furniture. Paint-decorated and grain-painted pieces include a four-drawer chest from Vermont, and a simple and elegant painted dressing table with understated decoration. More color is added by a large selection of hooked rugs, painted boxes of many shapes and sizes, and a group of gilt and molded copper weathervanes.