Bidders See Less Than Seymour in Sideboard though See More in Table

September 25, 2014 - table lamp

Mark Sisco | Jul 12th, 2014


Possibly a John and Thomas Seymour Federal mahogany sideboard. It was not one of their best works though still was clever adequate to pull $4025.


The country turn glass-topped Adirondack list surfaced a sale during $11,500.


A Sheraton sewing list in brownish-red mahogany with bull’s-eyes over a incited and reeded legs strike $1552.50. There was some idle conjecture that this also competence be a Seymour piece, though a marketplace clearly pronounced no.


Tiffany Studios lamp, remarkable on a immature potion shade and on a bottom with a bullion doré finish, $8625.

J.J. Keating Auctioneers, Kennebunk, Maine

A buffet presumably by John and Thomas Seymour was one of a headliners during J.J. Keating’s Jul 12 auction in Kennebunk, Maine, though it was a singular Adirondack list that prisoner a tip spot.

Did bidders see reduction than a Seymour in a Federal mahogany-veneered sideboard? The bottom of one drawer was semi-legibly inscribed, appearing to prove a early 19th-century furniture-making organisation of John and Thomas Seymour, though there was no paper tag to endorse a attribution. It is probable that a buffet was done or sole by Thomas Seymour following his origination of a Boston Furniture Warehouse in 1804, during that time a change of his father, John, was waning, or maybe even after Thomas’s semiretirement around 1817. A pinwheel settlement was scratched into a underside of a drawer bottom, subsequent to a clearly clear “Thomas” and “Boston” and a Jul 1811 date. But unfortunately a decisive “Seymour” final name was no longer discernible.

The crotch-grain mahogany veneers, a slim reeded legs, and a small, uniformly spaced glue blocks on a drawer bottoms were rarely revealing of Seymour work, though noticeably lacking were a artistically minute inlays that characterized most of their work. Nobody would open a buffet for $5000, and a final cost of $4025 (including buyer’s premium) competence have reflected a market’s doubts about a attribution. As James Keating remarkable later, if it was in fact a Seymour, “It wasn’t a topnotch kind. It didn’t have a inlays, a kind they all like.” 

The vast income leader was a country glass-topped Adirondack table. The bottom was shaped of a smoke-stack of cut firewood logs heaped into a pyramidal shape, heading to a case surrounded by 4 spiraling branches. Under a glass, a tip was shaped of what seemed to be charcoal splints decorated in a sunburst pattern. Part-time play Richard Oliver won it for $11,500 for a customer by aggressively jumping a bid during any possibility until his aspirant gave up. “I had to arise ’em up,” he pronounced with a giggle later. “If we had started slow, it competence have brought $12,000 or $15,000.”

One of a approaching highlights of a sale was a Tiffany Studios three-socket list lamp. It had a immature rectilinear faceted potion shade over a bottom with a bullion doré finish. Both a bottom and shade were remarkable “TIFFANY STUDIOS/ NEW YORK,” and a symbol “333” was hammered on a base. The flare finished during a plain $8625.

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This cookie-cornered label list with a adapting tip and apron and easily incited and slim reeded legs sole for $1552.50. The Keatings suggested an detrimental to Saco, Maine, makers Joshua Moody Cumston and David Buckminster, and a idea looked solid. The partnership operated usually from 1809 to 1816.

A vast Federal gilded convex counterpart with an eagle design and practical spheres symbolizing a strange 13 states sole for $862.50. The potion competence have been replaced.

There was no steep or pheasant underneath potion on a menu, though there was cower and grouse. These dual Rand Reed diversion bird taxidermy displays were any framed and encased in a potion bubble. The arrangement of cower in a healthy environment sole for $1150, and a unresolved ruffed moan brought $862.50. The partnership of Charles Reed (1851-1921) and Herbert L. Rand (dates unknown) was shaped around 1882. we couldn’t find out how prolonged a business lasted, though Reed stayed in business until during slightest 1910, edition books on taxidermy, ornithology, mushrooms, and more. In 1889 Rand and Reed law a support lonesome in convex potion and designed to arrangement taxidermal game.

Sheraton mahogany business with cookie corners over reeded three-quarter-column corners, a tip with line-carved edges, and 3 top drawers, $1437.50.


Originally published in a Oct 2014 emanate of Maine Antique Digest. © 2014 Maine Antique Digest

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