Furniture and Lamps
Robert James Walsh & Company
Antiques - Art - Modernism - Appraisals
Showroom at Antiques Collaborative, Route 4, Quechee, Vermont
Office and Online Sales: 13 River Street, Windsor, VT 05089
(802) 356-7112,
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Vermont Hepplewhite splayed-leg stand in pine, with original brown paint. Dramatic stance and excellent  proportions with an overhanging top,  edge molding, tapered legs and a wide skirt. 27-1/4"H x 17"W x 17"D. Circa 1790-1820, probably Upper Connecticut River Valley origin. SOLD.
Vermont bureau with four drawers, turret top, four fluted columns on turned feet with reeded cylinder ankles, cockbeading around the drawers, solid curly maple drawer fronts, with maple, cherry, pine and poplar woods, and with an owner's label circa 1840 of M.W. Reynolds, Middlesex, Vermont. Replaced brass pulls  in original holes. Middlebury-Montpelier region, circa 1810-1825.  This is a rare and creative form, with the reeding of the ankles reflecting the fluting of the columns. The maker of this country bureau had an artistic, sophisticated eye. Condition: old, mellow refinish, and a five-inch section of cockbeading is missing.  This is a rare tidbit of Vermont material culture; you will never find another one like it.
Lake Champlain region, Empire period tiger maple and cherry Bureau with six drawers, circa 1820-1840 from Western Vermont or New York State. Replaced rear feet and brass drawer pulls, and old refinish.
The simple architectural design of this country bureau focuses he eye on the flamboyant grain of the wood.  SOLD.
New Hampshire birch Hepplewhite gallery-top light stand with one drawer, in old refinish.
 Replaced brass pull. 
Excellent proportions. c, 1800-15.
New Hampshire mahogany Hepplewhite light stand with drawer, in unusual rectangular shape, and with old refinish. Original treen drawer pulls. Circa 1810-30. SOLD
Pair of vintage tulip chairs on chrome swivel pedestals in the original Khartoum green upholstery, by Turner, Ltd (UK) and made in Switzerland, circa1970. SOLD.
Photo: Jean Bruneau
Pair of  vintage Venetian glass table/floor lamps by Andromeda, Murano, Italy c. 1973, in three layers of blown glass. The outer layer is black with silver inclusions, the middle layer is red while the interior layer is white. When off, the lamps appear to be black, but when they are on the red glows through the black.  Lozenges of clear glass with silver inclusions separate the globes, and they have chrome circular bases. Excellent condition and unique.
The true color is red, not the violet the camera shows here.
One of a pair of lamp-tables in Venetian glass, aluminum and chrome. The blown Murano glass lamp's outer layer is black with silver inclusions, the middle layer is red while the interior layer is white. 
By Andromeda, Murano, Italy, c. 1973. 

Pair of mouth-blown Egyptian Revival Venetian glass table lamps attributed to Archimede Seguso, Murano, Italy c. 1950, with plum bowls, golden yellow columns, plum bases on chrome disks. Excellent condition.

Pair of painted wrought iron and  tin tall garden chairs 
with flowers, leaves and vines 
and upholstered seats, backs and arm rests
 (32" from the floor to the seat top),
 Italy, early twentieth century.

Sheraton period sideboard in tiger maple
 with bowed front, oval inlays on cupboard doors and drawers, cockbeading around drawers and doors,
 and with a pull-out bottle rack inside.  
Secondary wood is poplar.
Vermont, c. 1800-20
Elegant proportions with tall turned legs,overhanging top and D-shaped front. 
Replaced drawer pulls and original brass casters and four different keys.
 Old refinish with good patina, and small veneer repairs. 
Overall very good condition. 43"H x 73"L x 24"D.
Art Deco coffee table with extensive use of different woods and shapes and planes. Excellent design. France, c. 1920-30, unsigned. Good condition.
20"H x 22"L x 15"D.
Carved French oak buffet with glazed doors over a gallery over two field-vignette-carved doors. Brittany, circa 1870-80.
Extensive expert carving including the vignette on the lower doors and dragons on each side of the gallery (both details shown above), griffons, an egg, oak-leaf-and-nut motif, lion's heads, grape vine drawer handles and a forest cat. Two adjustable shelves in the glazed cupboard and one shelf in the bottom cupboard.
96" H x 54"W x 22"D
Pair of American Art Deco bedside tables 
in walnut and walnut veneer over pine.
Skyscraper influence on ball bases.
Slight wear, original patina, c. 1938
New Hampshire Sheraton scrub-top farm kitchen work table, c. 1825-35, with two-board pine top, stained maple legs, and three large drawers with wooden knobs (one knob replaced).
30.5"H x 70.5"L x 27"D

French Louis XIV-style looking glass with a hand-carved fumed oak frame and original beveled mirror, with acanthus leaves and scrolls, 1885-1915.
Good patina and good glass.
37"H x 30"W x 4"D.
An excellent decorative accent for any room or hallway.
Gae Aulenti for Guzzini, Quadrifoglio lamp with biomorphic plastic shade on chrome branches support and disk base. Italy, 1971. 21" high. Original label.
Pair of Murano baluster-shaped lamps in canes of dark and light grey and white, with lucite finials, caps and bases.
Excellent condition. 19" high to top of lucite caps.
Unsigned, Italy, c. 1975.
Art Deco period  tall chest of drawers 
in bleached wenge wood and plywood
 with pearwood inlaid carved panel depicting
 a nude mythological couple swimming.
All original.
Vanleigh Furniture Company, East  44th Street, New York
circa 1930
English Elizabethan-style court cupboard in dark  English oak
 with central door and one long drawer, and with attractive  hand- carving and turned columns, 19th century, 
with replaced hardware.
The perfect look to display silver, porcelain, or glass collections.
Egyptian Revival vanity chair
with camel heads and hooves 
in gilded wood, circa 1900-30
 with new ANICHINI "Animali" upholstery.

Head board for king- or queen-size bed.
Front panel from a Cassone,
in carved dark oak with much evidence of age.
A panel with "Iesu" carved into it replaces the lock.
Dramatic and beautiful.
France, 15th century.
Gothic Revival papier-mache tray
with scalloped edges and Chinoiserie decoration with mother-of-pearl inlay, and with restorations,
nested in a custom-made Regency-style stand on bamboo-turned saber legs and
with upward-curved stretchers and central finial.
England, c. 1830-50
Pair of rod-back Windsor side chairs in old black paint, New England, 1810-30.

George III paneled oak blanket chest
with original cotter pin hinges and lock (no key).
23-3/4"H x 41-1/2"W x 18-1/2"D
England, eighteenth century.

Note: We can design and make stands for your porcelain, silver, tin or papier-mache trays or platters.
Pair of Louis XV-style fauteuils, circa 1860, in walnut,
in mid-20th century vinyl upholstery with bamboo motif.
Pair of George III walnut parcel-gilt armchairs
 with carved ball and claw feet, acanthus leaves and scallop shells. 
Slip-seats reupholstered.
England, mid-18th century.
Solid brass Baroque-revival 
6-light chandelier
wired externally for electricity.
Netherlands, mid-19th century.

Pair of Sandwich glass red cut-to-clear whale oil lamps converted to electricity without being drilled, on brass columns on stepped marble and brass plinths, c. 1850-70.
Knoll Associates swivel tulip chair in original upholstery, circa 1960-1970
Pair of Florence Knoll Parallel Bars cocktail chairs for 
Knoll Associates, c. 1958-68,
Mid-century modern icons no longer in production.
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Pair of postmodern Lucite and beveled glass end tables,
 U.S.A. circa 1970's.
 The two sides of the stripe-etched bases are connected by a frosted Lucite block. The glass tops and the Lucite bases all have beveled edges.
Very good condition.
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Console table in glass and brass attributed to Pace Collection
of limited-edition hand-made furniture,
New York, New York, c. 1970-1980,
Hepplewhite Period Tiger Maple Tripod Candle Stand
with octagonal-top, rosewood banding, 
 baluster-shaped pedestal, spider legs on spade feet,
 tin  pedestal straps, and with the original finish and nice patina.
 In expert proportions with great presence and delicate design. 
Vermont, c. 1790-1810.
Excellent condition, with  minor repair to the base of the pedestal under the straps.
 28"H x 18.25"W, x 13.5"D.
Pair of Wooden Faux-Marbre Pedestals with Corinthian Capitals
Italy, c.1880-1910,
hand-carved and painted simulated marble tall display pedestals in the form of fluted Corinthian columns on plinth bases.
 The capitals are hand-carved with acanthus leaves and scrolls, while the pillar-shafts are deeply reeded. T
Very good overall condition, despite both tops showing paint loss due to wear, which is hidden when objects are placed on them.
 41.25:H x 11.25"W x 11.25"D.
Mid-Century Modernism Plastic and Glass Table Lamp
Canada, c. 1960-70,
 with a blue plastic lamp structure fastened with white plastic rivets and supporting an opaque white glass ball shade,
 with the original wiring.
Very good condition and it works well,
13.75"H x 12.25"L x 10.25"D x  8.5"Diameter shade.
Lucite Side Table/Display Pedestal with Beveled Edges,
France, c. 1960-70
Very good condition, with normal evidence of age.
Venini Murano Glass Table Lamp in Black and White,
 Italy, c. 1950-1960.
Modernist abstract blown glass lamp in biomorphic form 
with black and white stripes on one side,
 and solid white on the other,
 and standing on a brass circular base, 20"H.
 It retains the original Venini paper label and production number.
Industrial metal Sheraton-style chest of drawers
 in original green paint  with worn surface and fine patina. 
U.S.A., c. 1920-1940. 
Good condition, clean and in good working order, 37:H x 32"W.
Pair of designer chrome and white vinyl cocktail / slipper chairs,
Italy,  c. 1960's.
The chrome frames retain the  original white vinyl upholstery,
 looks and feels like leather, but is washable and stain resistant. 
Made with the latest technology and style trends.​
Excellent condition, with very minor scratches from wear.
29.5:H x 15.5" (seat) x23"W x 30"D.
Tole-ware Tray with Grand Tour Scene,
England, c. 1830-1850.
Stenciled and hand-painted vignette of tourists in Rome
in period costume visiting the ruins in the Roman Forum,
with the seven hills of Rome in the distance.
Mounted on a new custom-made quality stand.
Antique Louis Vuitton custom-order gentleman's trunk, 
France, c. 1900-1908, in the LV logo canvas cover. 

Walnut Over-sized Butler's Tray on Custom Black Stand,
 USA, c. 1950's, with four cut-out hand-holds 
on a newer custom-made painted black pine stand with Marlborough-style legs. 
The tray is unattached so it can be used separately. 
Very good condition, with minor surface scratches, 21"H x 38"L x 28"D.
Paul McCobb (1917-1969) maple coffee table for the Planner Group, 
by the Winchendon Furniture Company of Massachusetts.
 It has a three-board grained maple top with beveled edges, 
and four round tapered figured-maple legs, 
and retains the original label attached underneath the top. 
This design was in production from 1949 to 1964. 
The Planner Group was one of the most popular lines of furniture in the mid-20th century.
Very good condition, 15"H x 60"L x 18.5"D.
​Chippendale Period Mahogany Gentleman's Shaving Stand
England, 1765-1790.
 George III gentleman's shaving stand on cabriole legs with snake feet. The eighteenth-century aesthetic of the line of beauty is evident
 in the scrolling supports and the snake feet.
It makes a perfect plant stand.
English Sheraton period Pembroke Table
 in Cuban mahogany, c. 1800-1820
Pair of Louis XV style haricot, or kidney-shaped, side tables, 
each with cabriole legs, a lower shelf, one drawer, brass galleries around the top and the lower shelf, 
and brass mounts on the legs, feet and drawer.
France, early 20th century.
George III  period  mahogany Hepplewhite small chest of two drawers with original brass pulls and satinwood and mahogany crotch-grain veneered panels.
(England, 1790-1810)
The bottom drawer is one big drawer  veneered to resemble a cabinet.
This unusual piece is perfect for an end-table and for storage of linens.
Pair of large Murano Glass Egg Table-Lamps by Venini,
Italy, circa 1965-75,
with unusual lacy pattern of opaque glass over clear glass.

These hand-made and blown glass lamps are especially attractive at night when they throw patterns against the walls.
They are sturdy and impressive.
Fuchsia Rabbit Fur Vanity Chair, recycled art furniture by Godoy, 
 2011, Montreal, signed.

This luxurious chair was made from a 1970's vanity stool, reconditioned and re-padded and painted, then covered in the softest of rabbit fur, and is a fine example of modern re-use.
It is the perfect chair for preening and relaxing after a bath.
Belle-Epoque Bernini-style Display Pedestal
in painted marble patterns.
Italy, circa 1875-1895.
Large and impressive to show the perfect work of art.
Borge Mogensen-style two-seat Danish Modern leather sofa with walnut legs. Copenhagen, circa 1968-1978.
Excellent condition and very comfortable.
 This love-seat is perfect for a city condominium or apartment.
Mogensen was one of the most prominent of the mid-century Danish designers.
His furniture is noted for its simple and elegant styling and great comfort. 
Large William IV style Ottoman
 on boldly turned walnut legs, from the hotel lobby of Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, 
and newly upholstered in 2016 ANICHINI Pema fabric.
Excellent condition.
Large Baroque-Revival Mahogany Mirror 
by Harrison & Gil (early Christopher Guy),
in hand-carved and gilt solid mahogany with fleur-de-lis and acanthus leaves,
 and with beveled mirror glass. 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, circa 1995
3'8"H x 2'6"W x 3"D
Post-Modern Pair of Nesting Tables
in the style of the Italian Memphis Group.
Studio-made art furniture with steel  legs and painted, textured wood top, Unique, circa 1985.
Slight wear to one corner of the smallest table.
26"H x 223.75"W x 23.75"D overall.
Pair of Chaises Caquetoires,
Renaissance-style studio-made French oak arm chairs
 with hand-carved linen-fold backs and pegged joinery.
41.5"H x 24.5"W x 18"D.
France, circa 1850-1880.
Gaetano Sciolari Sputnik Chandelier in chrome.
 with 13 lights and many starbursts. 
22" Diameter,
Italy cicra 1965.
Pair of Mid-Century Space Age Table Lamps with fiberglass shades.and steel rod bases.
25.25"H x 20"D.
American, circa 1950-1960
Remarkable Pair of Hand-Made Murano Glass Double Net Lamps,
in blown opaque white glass nets on clear glass bases with gold inclusions. 
18.25"H x 12.25"D
Italy circa 1965-1975
Pair of French Art Deco Corner Baker's Racks
in steel and brass, shown here pushed together.
Each rack is 71.25"H x 26.75"W x 26.75"D,
France circa 1930-1940
Baroque-Style Mantel Mirror
in carved wood and gesso. gilded and painted with robin's egg blue accents,
5'11"H x 4'11"W x 4.5"D
Art Deco period, Canada circa 1920-1940
Danish Modern Wing Chair, Borge Mogensen Design,
in warm milk chocolate color and teak legs,
40"H x 26.5"W x 32"D
Copenhagen  circa 1970-1980
Armoire a Deux Corps in Walnut, Renaissance Period, Burgundian-Lyonnais School,
Upper Lorie Valley, France, circa 1580-1620.
Hand-carved vignettes of the four seasons,
and with carved architectural elements. 
79"H x 59"W x 18"D
Pair of Murano Post-modernism bedside table lamps,
with label of Venini, circa 1985,
in hand-blown wavy glass with white glass rod inclusions, and on metal bases.
12"H x 89"W x 13.5"D
Diamond Spine Chair  
post-modernism sculpted furniture by artist BilHenry Walker, 2004,
in extruded aircraft-quality aluminum
with red microsuede upholstery over foam.
45"H x 23"W x 23"D
Colonial Revival Banister-Back arm chair in walnut, 
with original rush seat, hand-carved crest rail,  scrolled hand-holds, 
and a turned stretcher connecting the front legs. 
Massachusetts or Connecticut, 1875-1895.
51.5"H to top of  crest finials, 18.5"H to seat.
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Pair of Paul Hanson Lamps, c. 1955.
These ceramic and brass baluster-shaped lamps are attributed to the Paul Hanson Lighting Company, circa 1955. Inspired by traditional Chinese vessels, but upgraded in a modern basket-weave pattern, these lamps are mounted on brass plinth bases and have domed brass caps. They are an impressive large size and have a pleasing off-white color. The basket weave pattern and crackled glaze add interest and character. There is random light wear on the brass, giving them a pleasing vintage feel.    28"H x 14"D
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 
tall-back Slim Jim Chair 
in walnut and original upholstery. This is a terrific, sculptural accent chair, and it is comfortable.
Mid 20th century U.S.A.
Artedi side table in Travertine and brass.
This stylish Italian-made coffee table designed by Artedi of the United Kingdom, has a beveled glass top sitting on a polished brass cross which is embedded in a Travertine cube.
Vintage 1985.
The table provides an artful design element to a room, while allowing the rug or flooring to show through. It is high enough to serve as an end table or bedside Stand, and it will show off a lamp nicely. It is especially good in a condominium or in small spaces. It is in good vintage condition with slight evidence of wear, denoting its authenticity.
22"H x 24:W x 24"D
​Italian Post Modern Ruins Coffee Table.
This clever low table is made of molded fiberglass and painted to look like the ruins of an ancient capital from a Corinthian/Ionic mix column. The base measures 24" D x 24" W x 16" H. The overall measurements including the glass top are
16.75 x 36"D x 36"W.

The table is crisply molded and at first glance it appears to be made of wood or plaster. It's ironic, irreverent look is a perfect Postmodern statement made with the advanced materials of the 1950s and 1960s. In person, the glass top is clear, but appears in some of these photos to have a greenish tint. It is truly clear. The top is beveled and has rounded corners, and the base is attractively distressed to add a note of antiquity.

It will fit in with most any décor. and will add a touch of Italian quality to any room.
Pair of John Vesey painted Iron Chairs.

These famous basket chairs by antiques dealer and designer John Vesey (1924-1992) are shown here in a set of two, one depicting a wooden basket of pears and the other a wooden basket of apples. On the reverse side, the chair backs are painted as grained wood panels, while the seats are painted to look like the tops of logs, one with a single pear resting on it, one holding a peeled apple and a peeling knife.

The legs, stretchers, stiles and crest rails are made with wrought iron, the seats and backs with sheet iron. The seats are 16.5 inches high. The legs end in penny feet. Vesey's design is whimsical, delightful and welcoming, and his chairs would be great in a foyer, kitchen, balcony, terrace, or garden.

These chairs are in vintage condition with minor wear to the painted surfaces, which reveals their authenticity. They are sound and sturdy and ready to use.

John Vesey was a famous designer and resident of New York City during the 1950s and 1960s, with international clients such as Howard Hughes, Sunny von Bulow, Hubert de Givenchy, Leo Castelli, Nelson Rockefeller, and Count Rudi Crespi among many others. His furniture designs are historical artifacts and are still in fashion.