Tag: Rustic

Oil Painting of Venice | Dated 1874-1875 | Titled and Signed

Cloister of San Gregorio
1874-1875
Oil on Canvas
Stretched & Not Framed
By D. Mailland Armstrong
Venice, Italy

Offering a lovely painting of a Venice scene. Painted by a well trained artist, as displayed by technique, composition and colour. The details are finely painted and the use of colours are sharp and brilliant.  It’s a rather old painting with some damage, but still shows many of the details.  I consider it Shabby Chic!  There are no rips to the canvas and the stretcher is strong.  The painting has been lightly cleaned and varnished. The details about the painting are present on the back of the painting, with a title, name of artist and location.  The lettering is likely original to the painting and appear to be written in an old hand.
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The painting will ship by UPS.  Insurance for the full amount of the purchase price will be added to your invoice.  There is a $10 handling fee, which includes proper packaging and a box specifically made for shipping fine art.  Buyer responsible for all shipping and handling fees.
International shipping offered.

Empire Work Table Made In New England | Circa 1840s

19TH CENTURY EMPIRE WORK TABLE
MADE IN NEW ENGLAND
Circa 1840s
Lovely turned legs in a spooled style
Excellent Dovetailing!
Exceptional Patina!
 
A fantastic example of country American Empire.  It’s all original, with some of the green paint still visible, especially around the drawer.  The entire piece has received a coat of wax to bring out the depth of the original finish.  The base and legs appear to have once been painted in a period green, which must have been semi-removed long ago.  It was an estate find from a farmhouse, with many items having been untouched for a very longtime.  The wear and patina are so attractive and give testament to the age of this piece.
In very solid condition, with nicely working hinges and smooth gliding runners.  The table is mainly made of mahogany, with drawer bottom, back and sides of pine.  All dovetails are strong, within the drawer.
Local pickup would be desired.  Delivery can be arranged throughout New England, Boston and New York City. 
‘White glove’ shipping available.
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18th Century Bavarian Pine Armoire

18th Century Bavarian Armoire/Cabinet
Hand constructed in pine
Understated floral motif on door and drawer
5’tall x 37 1/2″wide x 20″deep
The piece was bought in Munich during the 1970s and shipped to the States.  There is a painted detail at the top, showing a marriage date of 1876 and the first letters of the given names of the couple.  The piece is much older than the wedding gift date.  There is a lock plate of the door, in the form of a bird, which dates the armoire/cabinet to the late 18th century.  There is no longer a key available and the door can be kept closed, with a later edition hand carved latch.
Inside, there is shelving and two small hidden drawers at the very top.  The bottom drawer slides freely and deep.
The piece is very solid given it’s age. Much of the peg construction is intact and still holding the piece together.  There were some nails added in the 19th or early 20th century in various discrete places, to add additional support.
There are a few repairs, which are blended in rather nicely around the hinges to the door and at the bottom of the drawer.  Two supports, which act as feet, had been added to the bottom and are hidden by the exterior panels.  They appear to be in a metric size and were probably added before it was imported in the 1970s.
Overall, it’s a very charming rustic piece, with very nice original touches.  The painted areas and character are very understated, which make it a perfect addition to any decor.  I could see it in a country home or equally fitting to a city loft.
    
Offered at $1195.- SOLD