Charming Antique Benjamin Lay etching from the mid to late 1700’s. Frame in an antique Black painted bevel frame from the 1800’s. Great condition for its age. Frame has bumped corners and some nicks etc. See photo’s. Benjamin Lay was a Quaker philanthropist and abolitionist. The Dimensions are Frame: 7 1/2” high by 6 1/2” wide outside. Image: 4 1/2” high by 3 1/2” wide
A Fine American Federal Pine Corner Cupboard, late 18th c., probably Southern, having a dentil-molded cornice above a reeded frieze, outset molding surrounding the paneled doors, the sides canted, raised on a molded bracket foot base, the interior with a warm honey red stain, height 71 1/2 in., width 34 in., depth 24 in.
Toilet casket, ca.1700, French. Known in French as a carré de toilette, this rectangular casket has canted corners and is richly decorated in so-called boulle marquetry of brass inlaid with tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, and tinted horn (contre partie). Containing ribbons, feathers, or other adornments, boxes like this played a role in the elaborate dressing ritual of the past and would have been placed on the dressing table. See casket in Nattier’s portrait, Madame Madame Marsollier...
Scarf/ Fichu, c. 1780-1790. Ottoman cotton voile all embroidered with polychrome silk and gold lames. Repertoire of vegetal fruits borders (grapes, pomegranates ...) and stylized cypress in tones of salmon, light green, indigo, blue, fuchsia and grey. Fine gold thread trimmings sewn all around. Four cornerpieces of stylized flowers in the corners.