Hello! It’s Phyllis, FINALLY updating Kim’s blog, an achievement made possible only by Ben’s expert emergency assistance with the computer. For this week, Kim’s on the North Carolina beaches burnishing her patina. She’ll be back in the shop on Monday, Aug. 13.
Kim’s next shipment, laden with treasures from England and France, is scheduled to arrive next month. To prepare for the feast, here’re a few appetizers from her most recent stock, selected from her finds at Brimfield and from Scandinavian antiques that came in on a delayed shipment. If you’d like additional pictures or information, just let us know. Also, check back with the blog periodically. Between shipments, we’ll be posting photo features highlighting particular topics and types of objects.
Early 19th century Danish table with brass top and accents. L=28.25; D=18; H=28.5.
Not only would the brass top protect the table from heat and water damage, but it would be brilliant in candle light, set with a brass hot water urrn or a sparkling decanter and glasses.
18th century French lyre-back armchair. W=19; D=18; H=33.5.
In addition to the fashionable lyre back, every feature of this dainty chair makes it a stand-out: the beaded and shaped slats; the gracefully curved arms; the fluted uprights; the carved and turned front stretchers; and the button and turned feet.
Late 18th century gilded mirror with iron candle arms (some gilding remaining). H=32.5; W, including candle arms,= 29; D, including candle arms,=8.5.
The original candle arms identify this looking glass as rare.
This small chest boasts a number of refinements: attractive proportions; sharply graduated drawers; dental molding; a reeded top drawer; and lamb’s tongue grooves at its front corners.
Both impressive and imaginative, this piece would add a distinctive accent to any elegant setting.