American Blacksmith-made Pole Axe Mid 18th Century
Pole axes or hammer poles in colonial America were an essential tool. This example shows an early backcountry manufacture based on the long pole, flared blade, and rounded ears. The head is 6.25 inch and the blade is 3 inches wide. The present haft has been associated with this hammer pole for over 100 years; now much shorter and thinner than the original.
Available at $950.00
American Blacksmith-made Pipe Axe, 19th Century
Here is a blacksmith-made pipe axe obviously made with a steel bit. Unfortunately it has lost its bowl. The remaining metal in the bowl socket is brass. The haft is a poor replacement. The head measures 5.25 inches long and and the blade is 2.75 inches wide.
Available at $650.00
Philadelphia Chippendale Tall Case Clock signed Peter Spurch ca 1780
A fully developed late Chippendale case in figured mahogany with boldly carved rosettes. This is a rare example by Peter Spurch, who is famous for his cannon ball clock at Monticello. Correspondence between he and Thomas Jefferson show that the cannon ball clock needed adjustments after installment to get it running correctly. 93 inches to the top of the center finial which is a replacement. The flanking finials are orginial except for both tips are restored. All finials and center plinth are now finished as the rest of the case. The center finial orginially may have been more elaborate. The clock runs and strikes perfectly. Works have been cleaned with new cables. Interestlingly, Spurch made the works to run faster than 1 tic per second; it has a shorter pendulum. Email me for more pictures.
Available at $7850.00
Sheraton "D" End Drop Leaf Banquet Table, Baltimore, MD ca 1825
Solid Mahogany with a figured top on each "D" end. Figured Mahogany skirts with nicely truned legs. Both "D" ends have drop leaves of straight grained solid mahogany that are supported by a gate leg. 29 & 1/4 inches tall X 85 inches long X 42 inches wide. All with a nice shellac finish, no major damage, and ready to use.
Available at $1950.00
Shenandoah Valley Walnut Corner Cupboard, Augusta County, VA ca 1830
Solid Walnut, single door, Small size corner cupboard purchased in Staunton, VA from the original family. Poplar secondary woods, replaced locks and escutcheons, original hinges and glass. Original but cleaned finish showing slight crazing. With straight back sides taking only 28 inches of wall space. Case is 37 & 3/4 inches wide X 83 inches tall. Old green painted rough sawn back boards done after a repair near bottom of one backbaord. Nice surface, excellent condition, and ready to use.
Available at $2950.00