Gothic Style Antiques


The Drawing Room of John & Rico

Gothic furnishings from Their Drawing Room of Newport including lighting, furniture, glass, porcelain, etc.



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# 5779. An American Gothic style Castor Set. Silver Plate. Hallmark for Roswell Gleason & Sons, Dorchester, Ma. Marked: "Patent Applied for" Condition: the plating is in very good condition. The 6 cut glass bottles appear to be period along with the tops. Functions well: turning the top knob opens the condiment doors and revolves the bottles. From "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" "R. Gleason & Sons Dorchester Ma. Began with Roswell Gleason who was a worker in 1822. He was first listed as a pewterer about 1830. He was noted for the extremely fine quality of his work. This quality was carried over into britannia work later when the business became of the largest and most important in Dorchester. After 1850 their products were mostly silverplate. Size: 9" across at the base and 17.5" tall. The business closed in 1871." Price: $1,500.00.

# 5769. An American Gothic Revival Octagonal Library or Anthenaeum Table. Circa 1845-50. Black Walnut. Size: 29.5" tall and 46.5" across and point to point is 50.5". "Library tables thus became an increasingly popular form during the Gothic Revival period. . ." the pictured "table is one of a group of octagonal examples that were probably made in New York about 1845-50. The most elaborate of these tables, which is now installed in The American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, came from the library of the Frederic Deming House in Newburgh, New York. That table uniquely features an unusually elaborate base and an inset circular specimen marble top, which may be original. . . all the other tables in this group are of essentially the same form, although they vary both in size and in the exact program of Gothic decoration." * Our table features 4 drawers with period Sandwich Glass pulls. The drawers are maple. This is the simplest form of this table, but it is still a rare form. Price: $24,500.00.

# 5813- An English Gothic Style Pitcher signed Wedgwood. Salt glazed pottery. Notation in the 1817 Wedgwood catalogue item # 958. Size: 7.75" to the top of the handle and it is 8.25" wide from spout to handle. Incised signature on the underside. Putty ground with blue raised classical figural applications, one in each of the six panels. A beautifully detailed Gothic style pitcher. Price: $850.00.

# 5403. A rare pair of English Gothic "Chimney Ornaments". Used to protect a ladies make-up from the heat of the fireplace. Circa 1830-1840. "The shafts are telescopic, and each contains a folded silk sheet which opens out to make a small circular screen (14" diameter). The brass mounts were fitted into the top of the shaft."Maker: Underneath the foot is a label which reads 'B. Days' patent chimney ornaments to represent Gothic architecture are so constructed that they may be used for fire-screens, flower or scent jars, time-piece cases, candle-shades and various useful purposes. Manufactured by Patentee, Snow Hill, Birmingham. Appointed manufacturer to His Majesty. The portability and elegance of these fire-screens give them decided preference to all others'. Size: closed: 23" tall; extends to 37" tall and the fan is 14" in diameter which when fully extended the total height is 50" tall. Condition: each has a lable from the manufacturer on the underside. The fans are in extremely fragile condition. These are museum quality objects. Information can be viewed online via the Victoria and Albert Museum in London England at: V & A Chimney Fans where they show an identical object (without the paper fan) with a gilt metal base. The fans in our example depict oriental motifs. Price for the pair is $5,650.00.

# 5311. A pair (2) of Rococo/Gothic parlor chairs. Circa 1845-65. Black Walnut. H.37" tall. W.16". D.15". Attributed to Klauder & Deginter, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Two nearly identical examples where exhibited The Philadelphia Antiques Show 2005 Loan Exhibit "Vaulting Ambition" Gothic Revival in Philadelphia 1830-60. There is also a nearly identical example at the Metropolitan Museum of art American wings decorative arts visual library. A similar pair of chairs is pictured on page 27 (No.43) of The Gothic Revival Style in America. 1830-1870. written by Katherine S. Howe and David B. Warren for an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 1976. Described in the catalogue: "Rococo Revival forms blend with and in some cases overwhelmed Gothic ornament as evinced in this side chair, one of four that were once in the same parlor. Heavy cabriole legs, a serpentine seat, and foliated back are obvious Rococo elements in the chair, while the vestigial crockets and mildly arched back with arches and trefoil drops above the seat recall the Gothic. Here is a chair that clearly combines elements from the two revivals." Our pair display slight variations of the chair in the exhibit, but undoubtedly came from the same workshop. From a Philadelphia home. Condition: original seat, foundation; split (as shown in the detailed images) in the center of the carved back of one of the chairs. Sturdy and the needlepoint is in excellent condition. Price: $1,950. the pair.

# 5297. A French Gothic Mantle Clock. Bronze: Mercury Gilt and dark bronze patina. Size: 5" x 10" x 21.25". Chimes (striking a bell) on the hour and half hour. In operating condition. Price $6,500.00.

# 5044. A three piece set of American Girandoles. Commonly called the Bigelow Chapel Model manufactured by the William Shaw Company of Boston. Fully marked in the bronze back with the name, address and patent date. The single candle Girandoles are 14" tall mounted on an Egyptian Marble base which is 3.5" x 6.25". The Three arm unit is 16.25" tall on the same size and type of marble base. The prisms appear to be period to the Girandoles are are consistent with original material. The prisms are commonly referred to as "interlocking C and star" prisms as described by H. Parrott Bacot in his book titled "Nineteenth Century Lighting" and this model girandole is pictured on page 188 of that book. Condition: slight discoloration to the gold gilt work of the chapel sections with more gold gilt wear to the prism supports and candle cups. All in all, this is a rare set of Girandoles in good condition. There are no repairs to the metalwork or marble. The prisms have small flakes consistent with use and age. There are no prisms missing. Each has a double button. The markings on the back state: "W. F. Shaw 174 Wash St. Boston Patent Dec 18, 1849" Shaw was located at 270 Washington Street in Boston from 1848 to 1851. We don't know when he was at 174 Washington Street: before or after the 270 address. We sold a similar set to The Rhode Island School of Design Museum a number of years ago and similar examples exist in the Sleep Hollow Restorations Collection and other important private and public collections. Price: $2,750.00 the set.

# 5116. Pictured is one of a pair of 19th century Carcel Lamps in the Gothic Style. Mid 19th century. Size: 6" across; 16" tall to the top of the burner and app. 24" tall to the top of the chimney. The footed figural base is gold painted pot metal. The lamp is stamped brass. These lamps may have had mechanical interior works; they now function as kerosene lamps with a kerosene burner. We believe that they have been kerosene lamps for a long time. The matching glass ball shades appear to be period. The footed bases probably date from around 1870 while the lamps themselves date 20 years earlier. The lamps have tin fitted base covers while the rest is stamped brass. This is a very rare decor for a Carcel lamp. Country of origin, probably France. Price $3,500.00 the pair.

Item Sand1. A covered Sugar Bowl. Att. to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. Circa 1835-45 Size: 5.5" tall and 4.5" wide. Octagonal pressed glass. This one is clear. Condition: minor edge flakes to the base and lid difficult to photograph. Pictured on page 67 of The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870; an exhibition catalogue from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston June 1976 written by Katherine S. Howe and David B. Warren. A nice Gothic item for ones collection. Price: $250.00.

An Exhibition Catalogue titled: The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870. Written by Katherine. S. Howe and David B. Warren with an introduction by Jane. B. Davies for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. April 1 through June 6, 1976. 101 pages; first (and only) edition limited to 2500 copies. app. 195 photos with full descriptions as displayed in the Museum. A few are in color, most are black and white. As a reference book, this is very helpful to the dealer in American Decorative Arts and to a Gothic Collector, it is invaluable. Condition: excellent with no mark, marks, torn or folded or missing pages. Embossed interior page with the name of a private library emboss: "Library of John Stephen Hullaney" . Price: $250.00 including shipping in the Continental U.S.A.

# 4466. A Napoleon III Gothic Table Gallery {Frame}. Ormoulu Bronze with inset Champlevé decor; silver metal Sphinx. The Sphinx as depicted here is a monster of Greek mythology, with the head of a woman and the body of a lioness that proposed riddles to travellers and strangled those who could not solve them. Three Sphinx guard the footed base of this Table Gallery. Probably French, c. 1850-60. Size: 6.5" across and 7" tall. Opening {16" across} to reveal eight frames, each 2.25" x 3.25" in size. Condition: wear to the gilt surface consistent with use and age. Minor enamel loss. The finest quality workmanship. Unsigned except for various scribed numbers. Price: $6,500.00.




The Drawing Room is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840.We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. If you have an interest in an item listed in this document or wish to purchase an item, please call us at 1-401-841-5060 (cell phone 401-261-3980). The Partnership of John Gacher and Federico Santi has been in business for over 40 years. We have been located in Newport since 1985. All images copyright by Federico Santi

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