Fantastic Finds at Ardesh
By John Gales
CIRCA 1800 FEDERAL PERIOD FOUR DRAWER TIGER MAPLE & MAHOGANY CHEST
ANTIQUE HERIZ STYLE ORIENTAL RUG GEOMETRIC DESIGN 7'6" BY 10'8"
MARK TOUGIAS O/C OTTER CREEK VALLEY VT
New England Artist known for his landscapes.
Measures 18” by 24”.
Frame: 2.75” wide.
Total size: 23.75” by 29.75”
Signed: Lower right
ORIGINAL LUIGI LUCIONI OIL PAINTING TITLE WHITE ACCENTS
Frame: 13” by 15”
Work: 8” by 10”
Artist: Luigi Lucioni
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Condition.: Appear to be in original condition with original Associated American Artist label on the back.
SMALL CIRCA 1760S CONNECTICUT QUEEN ANNE CHERRY HIGHBOY
Charming size. It measures 38.5” at widest points, 20” at the deepest point, 69” tall. Case measures approx 36” wide, 18.5” deep. This highboy is one of the better examples we have found in recent years. This highboy top and bottom are original to each other, unlike most we find. It has a very old finish. Well, sculpted deep apron and 1700’s bat shape brass possibly original to the piece. The drawers are working exceptionally well with no effort. The only concern is the legs appear to be cut at the knee point (shown in the last picture) and rejoined with pegs (exceptionally well done). We are not sure why or how this has come about. likely this was done over 200 years ago. Legs are sturdy and almost make you think if this apart the cabinets maker plan (likely not, not common practice)