Old Oak Filing Cabinet and a Cool ‘Dot’ Area Rug!

Curious about Booth Rentals? 434-985-1944.

Scroll Down for Pictures, Descriptions and Prices…

And Don’t Forget…Refreshments on the Weekends – Smiles Every Day!

 

 

  • Framed Wall Art – ‘Birds’, $45.00, Booth 313.
  • Clore Magazine Rack, Booth 33ha – $150.00.
  • Walnut Step Back Cupboard – Suter?  Henkle Harris?  Booth 33ha $1450.00.
  • Book: Genealogical Notes on Culpeper County by Raleigh Green – Booth 32, $45.00.
  • Carved Chariot/Horses – Booth 913 – $125.00.
  • China Monkey (Soap Dish?)  $12.00, Booth 411.
  • Pottery Vase – Artist Signed – Booth 411, $45.00.
  • Manassas, Virginia Centennial Sketches $10.00, Booth 406.
  • Mid- 1800’s Corner Cabinet from Booth 11 – $1995.00 – (Has Key).
  • Mahogany Corner Chair – $145.00, Booth FM.
  • ‘Dot’ Area Accent Rug – Booth 88 – $165.00.
  • Oak Filing Cabinet, Booth 13 – $785.00.
  • Large Cloissone Bowl w Lid – Booth 88 – $260.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

 

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Late 17th Century Chest on Stand and an Incredible Art Glass Vase!!

Appraisal Day!!  Saturday July 15th

12 noon to 3 pm!

With Norman Dill and Pat Powell.

Bring in up to three items!

FREE APPRAISALS!

Refreshments Served!

 

  • Large Polish Pottery Bowl (Fruit Bowl/Serving Dish?) $125.00, Booth 199.
  • Huge Yellow Ware Bowl – Excellent Condition!  $120.00, Booth 99.
  • Fabulous Steven Correla Art Vase ‘Museum Quality’ $695.00, Booth 485.
  • W.T. Copeland & Sons c1885,  – Booth 314. (One Bowl Pictured) 11 Shallow bowls and 2 plates. $29.00 each
  • William and Mary Period Chest on Stand – 2 Pieces – Late 1600’s to 1710.  $7500.00 – Vendor Will Consider Offers.  Booth 314.
  • Jubilee Creamer ($7.00) w Salt and Pepper ($6.00) Booth 314.
  • Die Cast Paddle Skipper Boat from Booth 314 – $49.00.
  • Chippendale Style Wingback Chair from Booth 3, $225.00.
  • Stoneware Glazed Pitcher w Lid, Booth 411 – $29.00.
  • Wonderful Lime Green Bench and Matching Chair – $215.00/Set – Booth 18.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!!!

 

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This Week: Longines Pocket Watch and a 14k Shell Cameo!

Yes!!

We are OPEN July 4th, 10 am to 6 pm!

AND We are Celebrating with a Store Wide Sale and Hourly Door Prizes!  (We have Cookies too!)

Please Scroll Down for Descriptions and Prices for This Weeks Favorites and New Arrivals!

 

  • Double Door Cabinet from Booth 75 – $249.00.
  • Art Deco Dancing Figurine from Case 1 – Marked ‘Fayral’ – $180.00.
  • Longines 17 Jewel Pocket Watch c 1958 – $200, Booth 487.
  • Scrimshaw Box – Whaling Scene – Booth 487 – $48.00.
  • Trio of Wristwatches – Robin Williams ($95.00), Mohammed Ali, ($145.00) And the Beatles ($45.00) – Booth 487.
  • Antique Perfume Bottle from Booth 411 – $22.00.
  • 14k Gold Cameo Brooch/Pendant – on Sterling Chain -$275.00 – Booth 411.
  • Fabulous Marbled Glass Door Knobs – Two Sets – $55.00, Booth 33ha.
  • Oak Podium from Booth 411 – $145.00.
  • Carved Bookcase, Glass Front – w Keys from Booth 75, $995.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

 

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Booth Space Now Available at the Ruckersville Gallery!!

No Waiting List – Rent Now!

Booths Rent @ $215 per month, Cases, $85.00 per month.

We accept a Large Variety of Merchandise – That is what makes the Ruckersville Gallery so Special!!

(You never know what you will find!)

Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage and Retro, Modern and Handmade – Furniture, Tools, Crafts and Art, Glassware, Clothing, Books and Jewelry.

What in the World do YOU have?

Shop Keepers!

Thinking of downsizing?

Several businesses have successfully relocated to the Gallery.  We have a limited number of choice rentals now available and we would be happy to work with you on developing your business!

434-985-1944

8287 Seminole Trail (Route 29)

Ruckersville, Virginia 22968

Toni Haacke, Manager.

 

 

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An Old Master Metal Dump Truck and a One Cent Candy Jar!

 

Yes!  We are OPEN July 4th –

With Door Prizes and a Store Wide Sale!  

Come Take a LOOK!!

Please Scroll Down for This Weeks Newest Arrivals!

  • Beautiful Crate and Barrel Sofa from Booth 81 – $575.00.
  • Small Wooden Dresser Jar from Booth 88 – $20.00.
  • Master Metal Products Dump Truck – Booth 31, $175.00.
  • Penny Candy Jar – Booth 914 – $25.00.
  • Mahogany Dresser w Square Nail Construction, $895.00, Booth 105.
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Stepback Cupboard – c1830, 50- Booth 40, $3250.00.
  • Chippendale Mahogany Breakfront/Bookcase w Key – $2800.00, Booth 40.
  • Vintage Afghan Rug – $349.00 – Booth 678.
  • Hall China Refrigerator Dish from Booth 484 – $14.50.
  • Book: Charlottesville and the University of Virginia in the Civil War – Booth 418 – $90.00.
  • Book: This was Virginia 1900 – 1927 as Shown by the Glass Negatives of Harry Shannon – Booth 32, $90.00.
  • P. Buckley Moss Limited Edition Print from Booth 33ha – $265.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

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New Arrivals: Settee w Bee Motif and a Bishop’s Chair!

Coming UP!

  • June 24th – Free Appraisals with Peyton White and Norman Dill.
  • July 4 (We Are Open!!)  Store Wide Sale and Hourly Door Prizes!

Please Scroll Down for This Weeks New Arrivals, Descriptions and Prices!

 

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  • Bishop’s Chair (Seat Opens – Place Bible!) Booth 377 – $350.00.
  • Madonna/Child Plaque, $10.00 – Booth 411.
  • Grant Centennial Plate, Booth 33ha – $32.00.
  • Hubley Rodeo Toy Gun, Booth 33ha- $32.00.
  • ‘Southern Utah’ Acrylic Painting by Polly Nunn, $250.00, Booth 33ha.
  • Walnut Library Table from Booth 33ha, c1900. $500.00.
  • Camel Back Sofa – Beautiful!  $525.00 – Booth 33ha.
  • Stickley China Hutch – $2250.00 – Booth 41.
  • Side Cabinet Icebox Style – $95.00, Booth 210.
  • Bombe’ Chest – Booth 49, $135.00.
  • Sweet Settee w Bee Motif – $295.00, Matching Pillow – $30.00. Booth 88.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!!

 

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Mountain Dulcimer and a Fantastic 18th Century Cupboard!!

Coming UP!!

  •  June 17th – Live Music w Kate Hohman and Lots of Refreshments.
  • June 24th – Free Appraisals with Peyton White and Norman Dill.
  • July 4 (We Are Open!!)  Store Wide Sale and Hourly Door Prizes!

Please Scroll Down for This Weeks New Arrivals, Descriptions and Prices!

  • Atomic Robot!  Booth 50, $55.00 w Box.
  • Vintage Poppin’ Fresh Canister, $35.00, Booth 38.
  • Decorated Crock, Salt Glaze w Lid, $75.00, Booth 38.
  • Fiesta Ice Pitcher from Booth 1 – $175.00.
  • Hooked Rug from Booth 81 – $45.00.
  • Three Volumes, Round Ball to Rimfire, (History of Small Arms in the Civil War), $400.00, Booth 32.
  • Vietnam Helicopter Art, 2 Volumes, $90.00. Booth 32.
  • Bargain Alert!  2 UVA Chairs, $30.00 ea.  Booth 444.
  • From the Treasure Room, Fine Corner Cupboard, 18th Century American Chippendale, $27,500.00.
  • From Booth 75, Wonderful Farm Table, $310.00.
  • From Booth 10, Mountain Dulcimer, $200.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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Fabulous! William and Mary Chest c1600’s! Take a LOOK!!

Coming UP!!

  •  June 17th – Live Music w Kate Hohman and Lots of Refreshments.
  • June 24th – Free Appraisals with Peyton White and Norman Dill.
  • July 4 (We Are Open!!)  Store Wide Sale and Hourly Door Prizes!

Please Scroll Down for This Weeks New Arrivals, Descriptions and Prices!

 

 

  • Blue Willow Bowl from Booth 411 – $24.95.
  • Norma Jean’s Green Polka Dot Chair – $289.00.
  • Farm Table, Booth 75 – $310.00.
  • ‘Little Brown Chest’  1950’s w Tray – (Heavy Duty) $100.00.
  • Boudoir Chair/Ottoman – Booth 26, $195.00.
  • Totally Fabulous William and Mary Chest on Stand c Late 1600’s, from Booth 314 – $9500.00.
  • Vintage Grandfather Clock, $275.00 – Booth FM.
  • Large Pottery Vase – Signed – $95.00. Booth 38.
  • Decorative Hanging Floral Piece from Booth 50 – $24.00.
  • Double Cola Working Thermometer from Booth 50 – Reissue, $65.00.
  • Hall Shakers ‘Rose Parade’, Booth 1, $45.00/Pair.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

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This Week…An Antique Mah Jong Set and a Fabulous Wallendorf Porcelain!

Also a  Reprint of ‘The Knave of Hearts’ – Illustrated by the great Maxfield Parrish and a Fabulous Sterling and Amber Bracelet – Scroll down for prices and a brief description!

  • Antique Ma Jong Set – Complete in Box – $325.00. Bone/Bamboo.
  • ‘The Knave of Hearts’ Large Oversized Hardcover (Reprint) Mint. $65.00, Booth 32.
  • Cloisonne Cupped Bowl from Booth 420 – $115.00.
  • Yellow Cased Basket Style Bowl from Booth 420 – $68.00.
  • Decorated Four Gallon Crock from Booth 913 – Salt Glaze – from NY, $445.00.
  • Kindle Furniture Hardwood China Hutch – $595.00, Booth 314.
  • Wallendorf Porcelain Nude/Equestrian Art Deco Figurine from Dealer 1 – $1350.00, Marked.
  • Inlaid Slant Front Secretary – Booth 88, $558.00.
  • Needlepoint Rug from Booth 411 – $149.00.
  • Eight Foot Long Table – Eight Chairs (Nice) $495.00, Booth 444.
  • Beautiful Sterling and Amber Bracelet from Booth 318 – $240.00

Thanks for LOOKING!!

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Too Cool! Brush Cow Cookie Jar and a Fiesta ‘Chop Plate’!

Fine Set of Belleek Tea Cups/Saucers – Reduced Price on the Mule Chest!  Keep an Eye Out for Another FREE Appraisal Day in Early July.  And (!) Cookies on the Weekends!  Come Take a LOOK!

  • Set of Four Belleek Cups/Saucers w Shell Pattern – Green Mark – Booth 411, $115.00.
  • Mule Chest from Booth 99, c1800 – One Board Construction – $1200.00 (Reduced).
  • Eastlake Settee – Booth 210 – $325.00, Pair Needlepoint Pillows, $36.00.
  • Early 19th Century Chest w Aged Buttermilk Paint – Booth 318, $1600.00.
  • Majolica Type Teapot and Plate – Marked – Booth 33ha, $45.00.
  • Brush Cow Cookie Jar – Booth 9, $194.00.
  • Polish Pitcher from Booth 199 – ‘Peacock Eyes’ – $42.95.
  • 15 Inch ‘Chop Plate’ From Booth 1 – $65.00.
  • Stained Glass Window – Ready to Hang – $100.00 – Booth 37.
  • Booth 411 – Set of 6 EA Clore Chairs, $895.00.
  • Sign – Priceless.
  • Desimone Charger from Booth 3 – $195.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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New Arrivals! Walter Fleming Face Jug and a Spinet Desk!

Cookies, Every Weekend!  Come Take a Look!!

Ruckersville Gallery,

8287 Seminole Trail (rt 29) Ruckersville, Virginia – 434-985-1944.

  • Lace Place Mat, $6.50 – 12 Available.
  • Carved Eagle Bookends from Booth 88 – $40.00.
  • Proud Rooster Statue, Booth 88, $30.00.
  • Walter Fleming Face Jug from Booth 31 – $350.00.
  • Spinet Desk from Booth 1 – $399.00.
  • Higgins Pocket Watch Glass Tray from Booth 1, $99.00.
  • Bronze Statue of Abe – Around 3 Feet High – $2485.00 – Booth 314.
  • White Wicker Vanity – Booth 444 – $55.00.
  • Brown Love Seat from Booth 444 – $85.00.
  • Indian Tree Tea Pot from Booth 411 – $119.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

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Appraisal Day with Norman Dill, Saturday May 13th!

Bring your favorite antique or collectible Saturday, May 13th at 12 Noon to 3pm!  We will have three experts, Will Paulsen, Peyton White and Norman Dill to appraise your special items!  (Limit 3 pieces per person).  Free!!!

 

Posted in Latest Arrivals, News & Announcements, Will Paulsen

Two Cool Old Signs and an E.A. Clore Cupboard!

This Weekend!  Saturday, May 6th, Kate Hohman, Singer/Songwriter will Perform for the Ruckersville Gallery from 12 noon to 3pm.  Plan to Join us for Special Sales and Refreshments all Day!

Next Weekend (May 13th), We will Hold Appraisals with Peyton White and Norman Dill!  Bring in a Favorite Item for a Casual Quote!  12:00 noon to 2pm.  Refreshments all Day!

Please Scroll Down for Descriptions and Prices.

 

  • Lovely Old Upholstered Chair from Booth 100, $62.00.
  • Large Farmers Market Sign from Booth 11 – $575.00.
  • ‘Chairs’ Sign from Booth 11 – $195.00.
  • Russian Fairy Tales Plate, Germany – $20.00, Booth 32.
  • Commercial Chest from Booth 411 – $95.00.
  • Vintage Tube Radio from Booth 33ha – Restored, ‘Temple’  $45.00.
  • Huge Yellow Ware Bowl – Booth 99 $120.00.
  • Pair Tole Ware Tea Bins from Booth 411 – $495.00.
  • 21″ Silverplate Tray, Gorham – $125.00.
  • 30 Gallon Crock  – Booth 38, $225.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

 

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New Arrivals! 1860’s Wash Stand and a Thomas Jefferson Portrait!

Come by the Gallery this weekend from 12:00 noon to 3pm to hear Live Music by the talented Kate Hohman from Culpeper.  We will have plenty of Refreshments and a Store Specials with Vendors offering Nice Discounts on Great Merchandise!  Please Scroll Down for Pictures and Descriptions of Our Latest Arrivals.

  • Chinese Teapot, Four Cups and a Serving Plate – Booth 44.
  • Cut Crystal Centerpiece Bowl Signed and Numbered – $450.00, Booth 62.
  • Mid-Century Balouch from Northern Iraq – $700.00.
  • Monticello Dairy Wood Crate w 12 Milk Bottles – Nice, $595.00, Booth 913.
  • Transfer to Canvas Portrait of Thomas Jefferson, Booth 113, $45.00.
  • American Flyer Toy Cash Register – Booth 113 – $58.00.
  • Bronze Wart Hog from Africa, Booth 113 – $95.00.
  • Beautiful Walnut Wash Stand, circa 1860’s, Booth 914, $595.00.
  • Ethan Allen Silver Chest, $550.00, Booth 31.
  • Structo Toy Pump Truck, Nice Shape!  $260.00, Booth 31.
  • Mid 1800’s Corner Cupboard w Lock/Key – Booth 11, $1995.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

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Early Corner Cupboard and an Unusual Art Deco Lamp!

 

An Invitation:

Singer/Songwriter Kate Homan will Perform
Saturday May 6 at Noon to 3pm.  A Wide Array of
Refreshments will be Served and the Store will Hold Special
Sales.
Come take a LOOK!
For Now, Scroll Down for Descriptions and Prices!

  • Duncan Miller Sylvan Yellow Platter, 13″, $145.00, Booth 420.
  • Tufted Settee from Booth 10, $200.00, Matching Chair, $175.00.
  • Lingerie Chest (Knob Creek) $350.00, Booth 75.
  • Red Wing Back Chair from Booth 75, $295.00, Pair Available, $500.00.
  • Vintage Oval Oak Table – $179.00, Booth 75.
  • Incredible Art Deco Lamp – From the Treasure Room, $750.00.
  • Early Unusual Corner Cupboard from Booth 33ha – $345.00.
  • Pretty Handpainted Lamp – Booth 411 – $42.95.
  • Cranberry Opalescent Stretch Coin Dot Vase, 12″, $145.00, Booth 420.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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Just In! 50% off on ALL Furniture in 2 Bargain Rooms (444)

Incredible Deals on Good Used and New Furniture –

Examples include:

Grandmother Clock, Was $125.00 – Now $62.50!

8 Foot Long Table/Chairs (Need Seats) – (Beautiful!)  Was $875.00 – Now $437.50!!

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Set of Four Black Stools, Were $50.00 ea. Now $25.00 Each!

Coffee Table Was $50.00, Now $25.00!

Trunk: Was $70.00, now $35.00!!

This Modern Red/Black Settee is Part of a Three Piece Set that Includes two Side Chairs.  Was $1450.00/Set – Now (!) $725.00.

Old Vanity w Mustache Handles, Was $85.00 – Now $42.50.

Much More Inventory on Sale from the Bargain Rooms, Booths 444 – A Big 50% off on ALL Furniture – Come take a LOOK!

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Fabulous Corner Cupboard, a Dulcimer and a Very Antique Coverlet!

 

Mark Your Calendars!!  Kate Hohman, Singer Songwriter will Perform for the Gallery Saturday, May 6th, Noon to 3 pm.

We will offer a Wide Array of Refreshments and Special Sales Too!  Come take a LOOK!!

Our Newest Arrivals – Pictures and Descriptions are Below.

  • Mountain Dulcimer from Booth 10, $150.00.
  • Ansonia Blue and White Working Clock from Booth 411 – $275.00.
  • Set of Eight Glass Pattern Books from Booth 37, $80.00.
  • Book: Old Dutch Nursery Rhymes, $85.00, Booth 100.
  • Vintage Rosewood Five Drawer Chest from Booth 314, $795.00.
  • Metal Wagon Wheel – Booth 314, $225.00.
  • Set of Canisters/Shakers – Booth 1, $75.00.
  • Very Large Pre Civil War Coverlet (1840) Booth 11, $525.00.
  • Heads UP!!  Just in!  Incredible 18th Century American Chippendale Corner Cupboard, From the Treasure Room, $27,500.00.
  • Wing Back Chair from Booth 75, Pair Available – $295.00 ea.
  • Booth 444 – Modern Chest of Drawers, $45.00.
  • Radio Flyer Tricycle – Booth 444 – $25.00.

 

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Leaded Glass Fireplace Screen, Shoe Storage & Peter Rabbit!

Mark Your Calendar ~ May 6th, Open House!  Singer/Songwriter Kate Hohman will perform – Noon to 3:00.  Also!  Special Sales and Lots of Refreshments Served all Day.  Come Take a LOOK!

 

  • Large Victorian Pitcher, 1890’s, Booth 16 – $185.00.
  • Special Order Piece – ‘Clore’ Tea Cart – Booth 33ha, $895.00.
  • Artist Signed Studio Art Bowl – 33ha, $55.00.
  • Leaded Glass Fireplace Screen – Booth 33ha – $200.00 (!)
  • ‘Semeur’ by Rousseau – Brass Statue – Booth 57, $125.00.
  • Booth 411 – Belleek Cottage Butter/Cheese Dish w Green Mark – $85.00.
  • 3 Volumes, Slipcased – Edward Gorey, ‘Vinegar Works’, $155 – Booth 32.
  • Fancy Fabric Rabbit Figurine – Booth 411 – $25.00.
  • Nautical Chest from England – Booth 88, $198.00.
  • 19th Century High Chest – Walnut, $1950.00, Booth 41.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!
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Root Basket, Peter Rabbit and a Fabulous Corner Cabinet!

Hint:  Booth 11 has an interesting selection of Easter related items such as the Basket made from a Root as Shown below!  Also!  Singer/Songwriter Kate Hohman will be performing live at the Gallery on May 6th! (12:00 noon) Refreshments and Sales too!  Come take a LOOK!  New Arrivals:

  • Northwood Lettuce Medallions Green Bowl, Booth 62, $52.00.
  • Huge Cut Crystal Brandy Sniffer (Whoe!)  Booth 62, $48.00.
  • Cast Iron Book Ends – Booth 75, $29.99.
  • Booth 444, Two Tier Side Table, $55.00.
  • Four Old School Chairs, Booth 444 – $15.00 each.
  • Schoolmaster’s Desk – Beautiful!  From the Treasure Room, (Mid 19th Century w original graffiti on the inside!), $650.00.
  • Walnut Bird Cage Tilt Top Table, Signed/Dated – $145.00, Booth 33ha.
  • EA Clore Walnut Corner Cabinet – Booth 33ha, $2450.00.
  • Easter Basket made from Root – $55.00, Eggs: $3.95. Booth 11.
  • Inlaid Slant Top Desk – Booth 88, $558.00.
  • Rabbit w Book ‘Peter Rabbit, I think…)  Booth 11 – $38.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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Juliana Brooch, Coach Bag and a Fabulous Pie Safe!

Cookies and Coffee on the Weekends – Smiles Everyday!  Check Out our Latest Arrivals and Favorites including a Wonderful Pie Safe from the Treasure Room…

  • From the Treasure Room: Elegant New England Sheraton Sewing/Work Table, Booth 318, $1850.00.
  • Sweet Eastlake Parlor Settee from Booth 210 – $325.00.
  • Rare: Painted Green Glass Shade Lamp from Booth 411 – $165.00.
  • Montenapoleone Saddle Bag – Booth 117, $110.00.
  • Juliana Brooch – Booth 32, $79.00.
  • Costume Rooster, Booth 32, $26.00.
  • Gucci ‘Joy’ Bag – $495.00, Booth 117.
  • Sterling Bracelet, Marked – $100.00, Booth 32.
  • Celtic Collar Torque, Sterling – $175.00, Booth 32.
  • Walnut Stepback – $1450.00, Booth 33ha.
  • From the Treasure Room: Fabulous Pie Safe with Punched Eagle Tins – $4800.00, Booth 318.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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Map Case, Handmade Trunk and a Beautiful Wooden Screen!

Did You Know that Ruckersville Gallery has a Sister Store in Strasburg Virginia??  The Strasburg Emporium is Huge, with over 90 Vendors! We have Handmade Farm Tables, Primitives, Retro Appliances, Better Books, Glass Ware, Pottery, Jewelry, Art and much, much more.  Come Take a LOOK!! (160 Massanutten Street, Strasburg, Virginia, 540-465-3711 for more information!)  For now, take a peek at our Latest Arrivals!

  • Working German Wall Clock, c 1890 – 1900, ON SALE, $900.00, Booth 33ha.
  • Rare, 3 section Walnut Screen (from UVA) c1910 – 1930, $595.00, Booth 411.
  • Firkin, Pennsylvania Dutch – $135.00, Booth 406.
  • 19th Century Birdseye Banded Chest, Booth 40 – $1850.00.
  • Vintage Florist Sign, Booth 11, $175.00.
  • Huge Charger – ‘Muri’ w Spur Marks on Back – $325.00, Booth 118.
  • Moriayi Pitcher w Dragon Motif – Booth 3, $89.00.
  • Map Case on Castors – ON SALE – $700.00, Booth 32.
  • Lovely Handmade Trunk w Matching Tray – Booth 32, $300.00.
  • Book: ‘Swords and Hilt Weapons’ – Booth 32, $11.00.
  • Solid Cherry Oval Coffee Table – Booth 444, $115.00.
  • Monticello Milk Bottle, Booth 913 – $29.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

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Shaker Mule Chest and a Chinese Zen Stool!

…A Huge 15″ Yellow Ware Mixing Bowl and an Lovely Antique Wood Mortar and Pestle!  Take a LOOK!

 

  • Chinese Zen Stool, Booth 11 – $225.00.
  • Jade Bear – Booth 77, $30.00.
  • Jade Eskimo in Kayak – Booth 77, $60.00.
  • Stickley Spindle Table, Booth 314 – $695.00.
  • Leather Executive Swivel Office Chair – Booth 314, $595.00.
  • 4 Williamsburg Stoneware Mugs, Booth 314 – $35.00/Set.
  • Shaker Mule Chest – Booth 99, (One board Construction), $2400.00.
  • Huge 15″ Yellow Ware Bowl from Booth 99, $120.00.
  • Antique Wood Mortar and Pestle, $160.00, Booth 99.
  • Walnut Corner Cabinet – Booth 6, $1400.00.
  • Booth 75, Sofa Table – $359.00.
  • 4 Bar Stools, Booth 444 – $50.00 each.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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2 Excellent Original Oils, and an Antique Lithopane Lamp!

 

  • Music Box from Booth 33ha – $75.00.
  • Beaded Table Runner from Booth 100, $15.00.
  • Rare!  Antique Lithopane Lamp, converted – $995.00, Booth 54.
  • American Brilliant Trumpet Vase – Booth 54, $49.00.
  • Interesting Vase from Israel, Booth 113 – $65.00.
  • Mahogany Highboy w Great Detail – Booth 30, $599.00.
  • Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Booth 444 – $250.00.
  • Lovely Oil, ‘Mountain Serenity’, $265.00, Booth 49.
  • Oil on Canvas by William Ward Jr. $950.00, Booth 318.
  • Huge Oil, ‘Texas Bluebonnets’ Framed/Signed – Booth 33, $1225.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!
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Now Open: The Book Room at Ruckersville Gallery!

 

A Small Sample of our Newest Arrivals NOW Available from The Ruckersville Gallery’s Book Room.

      Ruckersville Gallery is Now Offering for Your Consideration 1000’s of Clean, Better Books, all hand picked and most priced under $12.00!  We also have a Great Selection of Scarce and Out-of-Print Books including Several of the H. E. Howard Virginia Regimental Histories! Come take a LOOK!

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UVA Rotunda Woodcut and a Supurb Shaker Sugar Table!

New Arrivals!

  • Metal Sundial from Booth 415, $48.00.
  • Woodcut: ‘Rotunda, UVA’ by Charles Smith – Framed Matted, Signed and Numbered – $850.00, Booth 113.
  • Large Asian Plate – Booth 113, $225.00.
  • Engraving of Bonaparte, Framed Matted – Booth 113, $56.00.
  • Fabulous Shaker Sugar Table – One-of-a-kind? Lid and Drawer both Lock – From the Treasure Room, $16500.00.
  • Working Grandmother Clock/Display – $400.00, Booth 48.
  • 1965 Stickley Cherry Cupboard – Booth 41, $2250.00.
  • Electrified Floor Lamp – Booth 314, $695.00.
  • Four Drawer Accent Chest – Booth 314, $285.00.
  • Victrola Poster/Framed – $65.00.
  • Hamilton, Pennsylvania Crock – Decorated – Booth 38, $275.00.
  • Milk Bottles and Rack – Bottles $24.00, Rack $45.00, Booth 38.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!

 

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Stickley Chair/Ottoman Set – Slave Made Cross Stitch and More!!

…Fabulous Chest of Drawers from the Treasure Room and a Beautiful Hand Painted Satinwood Table from Booth 88…

Come take a LOOK!  (We have Cookies on the weekends!)

 

  • From the Treasure Room, A Black Walnut Chest of Drawers, w Bone Inlay – $9995.00.
  • Stickley Leather/Oak Arm Chair w Ottoman – $1450.00, Booth 41.
  • Slave Made Cross Stitch, Booth 41 – $150.00.
  • Fabulous Kazak Rug, Booth 88 – $395.00.
  • Handpainted Satinwood Table from Booth 88 – $725.00.
  • Jade Vase – Booth 77, $95.00.
  • Terracotta Dog from Mexico  – Booth 314 – $45.00.
  • Framed Movie Poster ‘Singing in the Rain’ Booth 314, $78.00.
  • Seth Thomas Regulator Clock, $345.00, Booth 33ha.
  • Slant Front Desk – Booth 33ha, $745.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!

 

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A Sugar Box from The Treasure Room, A Tiny Shaker and an Original Oil!

Visit the Treasure Room for an Interesting Journey Into the Past!   Many Items are from the 1700’s and the 1800’s, and there is a Great Selection of Original Art and Unusual Smalls…

New Arrivals for Your Consideration!

  • Pink Art Glass Shaker from Booth 118, $60.00.
  • Walnut/Yellow Pine Chest of Drawers from the Treasure Room, c1800, $5500.00.
  • Sugar Chest w Lock from Shenandoah County 1790 – 1820, $14500.00 – Treasure Room.
  • Step Basket w Iron Handle from Booth 62 – $35.00.
  • Primitive Blanket Chest from Booth 484 – $95.00.
  • Original Oil by Richard B Freeman – ‘Red Table’, $350.00, Booth 137.
  • Wedding Ring Quilt, Booth 11 – $525.00.
  • Arita Charger – Booth 3, Signed – $175.00.
  • Pine Drop Front Desk – $195.00, Booth 913.
  • Scalloped Table w Canine Base, Booth 33 – $745.00.
  • Ithaca ‘Index’ Clock from 33ha – $1995.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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An Inlaid Box and a Pretty Hand Thrown Charger!

Join Us This Weekend for Coffee and Cookies While You Shop!

  • Tall Weller Vase – Booth 41, Signed – $65.00.
  • Hand Painted Tea Pot – Booth 719, $29.00.
  • Arabia, Finland Coffee/Chocolate Pot, Booth 411 – $42.00.
  • Fossilized Wooden Box w Lid – Booth 188, $195.00.
  • Eskimo Seal Hunter Figurine, Hand Carved, Booth 406 – $45.00.
  • P. Buckley Moss Print, Signed/Numbered, Booth 25 – $125.00.
  • Mellow Dough Bowl from Booth 11 – $200.00.
  • Silver Inlaid Box – Booth 88 – $40.00.
  • Crock – Booth 913, Strasburg Salt Glaze, $235.00.
  • Jelly Belly Gum Ball Machine, $14.00, Booth 411.
  • Large Hand Thrown Pottery Charger – Booth 41, $65.00.
  • Uke, circa 1900 – 1930, Booth 411, $120.00.

Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

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Exquisite Butler’s Chest and a Shenandoah Valley Flat Cupboard!!

Plus, This Weekend, Enjoy Coffee and Cookies while you Shop Our New Arrivals!!!  Several Vendors are Holding Sales too!

 

   

  • Antique Haxton Ottman Salt Glaze Crock, NY, 1800’s $445.00.
  • Royal Munich Coffee/Chocolate Set, 13 Pieces, $95.00, B411.
  • Confederate 100 Dollar Bill, $135.00, Booth 65.
  • Polish Pitcher ‘Peacock Eyes’, Booth 130 – $42.95.
  • Kakitsubata Figurine, Limited edition, $39.95 Booth 411.
  • Remington Print Mounted on Canvas – Framed – $225.00, Booth 33.
  • Grandfather Clock (ON SALE) Solid Walnut Case – Works. Booth 33ha, $250.00.
  • Exquisite Butler’s Desk/Linen Press w Secret Drawer, From the Treasure Room – $12500.00.
  • Shenandoah Valley Flat Wall Yellow Pine Cupboard, $1450.00, From the Treasure Room.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!

 

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Incredible Shenandoah Valley Corner Cabinet!

Wonderful Round Oak Table and a 1950’s Coca Cola Cooler in Great Shape!  1/2 of the Store is ON SALE this week – Check It OUT!!

 

  • Painted Grain Cabinet from Booth 11 – $525.00.
  • Rug from Booth 88 – $295.00 (3′ 10″ x 5′ 6″)
  • Cast Iron Girl – Booth 9, $28.00
  • Set 3 ‘Autumn Leaf’ Mixing Bowls, Booth 9 – $97.99.
  • Shenandoah Valley Yellow Pine Corner Cabinet w Original Paint from the Treasure Room – $18000.00.
  • Highboy, Great Detail – $599.00, Booth 43.
  • Fancy Round Oak Table w Lion Feet – $425.00, Booth 88.
  • 1950’s Coca Cola Cooler w Tray – Booth 38, $265.00.
  • Selection of Cameos, Various Prices, Booth 32.
  • Sterling Necklace w Tiger’s Eyes (?), $190.00.

Thanks for LOOKING!!

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Ruckersville Gallery Owner’s Items Featured in UVa History

uva collectorOwner of Ruckersville Gallery, Paul Mott has 6 of 50 items featured as most significant in history of the University of Virginia, in a recent article in the U.Va. Magazine.

A long-time collector, one of Paul’s specialties is U.Va. and local Virginia ephemera. In fact, “His assortment of U.Va. items is considered by some collectors to be perhaps the finest that exists outside the University.”

Paul told the magazine,

“You become shocked that some of this stuff is publicly available. You see these amazing objects and say, ‘This really belongs in a museum.’ And that turns you on to see what else you can find. I still get chills when I see some of these things. Who wouldn’t? Even if you didn’t graduate from U.Va., the history of the place has so many threads, some of these items are relevant to American history, not just U.Va.”

One of the items chosen for its distinctive place in the history of the school is the knife of James Hay Jr., who wrote the poem, “The Honor Men.” Every year, the poem is given to incoming students and is an impressive reminder of the importance of the Honor Code at the university. Below is an excerpt:

 

If you live a long, long time, and hold honesty of conscience above honesty of purse;
And turn aside without ostentation to aid the weak;
And treasure ideals more than raw ambition;
And track no man to his undeserved hurt;
And pursue no woman to her tears…
Then…
Remembering the purple shadows of the lawn, the majesty of the colonnades, and the cream of your youth, you may say in your reverence and thankfulness:
“I have worn the honors of Honor.
I have graduated from Virginia.”

The other items from Paul’s collection that were included:

  • U.Va. track medal, 1910
  • Graduation invitation, 1892
  • Student ID card of Bowie Kuhn, 1969-84 Commissioner of Major League Baseball
  • Rotunda cigar box, late 1800s
  • Album of the University of Virginia, 1859

To learn more about each of these objects and read more about Paul, see the full UVa Magazine article!

Photo credit here

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Desimone Charger, Satsuma Salts & a Tramp Art Box!

Now!  Sales Throughout the Store!!! (Many of these New Arrivals are on Sale – Discounts not listed…Come take a LOOK)!

  • Silkscreen Print – Signed/Numbered – Matted/Framed – Booth 314, $40.00.
  • Butler’s Desk – Clark’s Reproduction, Handcrafted, $1500.00, Booth 914.
  • Beautiful French Opaline Dresser Jar – $140.00, Booth 3.
  • Satsuma Salts – Booth 3, $75.00.
  • 19th Century Chinese Porcelain Jar, $185.00, Booth 3.
  • Desimone Charger, $195.00 – Booth 3.
  • Sweet Samson Pottery Trinket Box, Booth 406 – $95.00.
  • African Carving, 36″, Booth 406 – $237.00.
  • Book: Delftware Tiles – (van Lemmen) $40.00, Booth 32.
  • Fabulous Stained Glass Window – Booth 40, $375.00.
  • Tramp Art Box – Rare!  Booth 411 – $265.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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Huge Waterford Crystal Vase, Shaker Chest and a Japanese Obi!

(An Obi is the Sash Worn with the Kimono – Just in Case You Wondered!!)  Lots of Wonderful Things Arriving Daily!  Price List Below…

 

  • Clore Rocker in Beautiful Shape!  $600.00, Booth 66.
  • Decorated Crock – Booth 25 – $375.00.
  • Huge Antique Cloisonne Horse, Booth 314 – $595.00.
  • Large Carved Vase w Elephant Handles – Booth 314 – $325.00.
  • Huge (!) 21″ Waterford Crystal Vase – Booth 314, $5000.00 – (Offers Considered).
  • Bone Relief, Booth 314 – $68.00.
  • Mother-of-Pearl Opera Glasses/Case – Booth 314, $49.00.
  • Old Country Buffet/Cabinet, $750.00, Booth 113.
  • Shaker Mule Chest – Booth 99, $2400.00.
  • Obi – Booth 99, $450.00.
  • Thanks for LOOKING!!
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Marquetry Breakfast Table, French Mobier Clock and an Unusual Folding Chair!

 

New Year!  New Arrivals!  Take a LOOK!!

 

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  • Polish Pottery Pitcher from Booth 199, $42.95.
  • Oil on Panel – Framed, Early 19th c, $725.00.
  • Japanese Woodblock Print, Booth 118 – $95.00.
  • Book: ‘Old Fashioned Tales’, Booth 32, $35.00.
  • Fabulous Entryway Table, Made by Maitland Smith, Booth 314 – $1995.00.
  • Brass/Crystal Brooch – Gold Plate – Booth 117 – $94.00.
  • Necklace by Joan Rivers, Booth 32 – $55.00.
  • Early 19th c Server/Secretary – Booth 41, $1350.00.
  • French Mobier Clock, Booth 41 – $1200.00.
  • Very Unusual Folding Chair – Booth 9 – $295.99.
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Japanese Haori, Incredible Grandfather Clock and More!

New Arrivals for a Great New Year!!!

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  •  Japanese ‘Haori’, Handmade, Booth 99 – $150.00.
  • Crock, Booth 25 – $395.00.
  • Lazy Suzan w Lid – Blue/White Ceramic Inserts – $45.00, Booth 62.
  • Tall Overlay Blue Pitcher – Booth 75, $58.00.
  • Fantastic Benjamin Morris Grandfather Clock (1748 – 1833) – Booth 318, $20,000.
  • Wingback Chair – Pair Available – Booth 33ha, $245.00 ea.
  • Primitive Folk Art Snowman – Booth 11 – $34.95.
  • Wonderful Star Quilt – Booth 11, $695.00.
  • Primitive Snowman Candy Cane – Cute!  $18.95, Booth 11.
  • Early Mid-Century Stepback – $19.50, Booth 318.

Thanks for LOOKIN’!!

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Unrecorded Wallace Nutting Photograph

UNRECORDED WALLACE NUTTING PHOTOGRAPH

This is one of those remarkable moments to own a local yet unrecorded collectible of Charlottesville, Virginia! Wallace Nutting was a well-known photographer and author. When writing his book, Virginia Beautiful, he visited Charlottesville and its environs, taking many images. One that he did not commercially develop was this image of Representative Tuttle’s home here. It is still in its original Nutting frame and retains its Nutting penned title, signature, and location. I acquired this privately from Michael Ivankovitch over 30 years ago in a private sale. This is one of a kind!

$350.00
Dealer 326

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Pair of Attributed Robert Walker Side Chairs

Robert Walker Chippendale side chairs

These appear to be rare and early variants of Walker’s Chippendale side chairs or certainly Rappahannock River area. As with other Walker chairs, these have the unique “triple valley” crest rail.” They also have a rarely found C-scroll ribbon back splat and the very early carry-over pad feet from the Queen Anne era. They have the double corner blocks at the seat rails, shown below:

Robert Walker chairs

There are several reference books that have images that demonstrate similar designs. First is a Rappahannock side chair shown on page 95 of Hurst and Prown’s Southern Furniture. Note the identical splat:

Robert Walker side chair

The second is on page 84 of Beckerdite’s 2006 American Furniture. This chair is attributed to Robert Walker, and it has the same crest rail and a very similar splat:

Robert Walker side chair

$12,500.00
Offers Considered, Terms Available, Trades Evaluated
Dealer 326

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Cast Iron Book Press

Cast Iron Book Press

All original, this book press is made of iron. There are some old timers who say this was used in securing the newly glued binding, and others who say this was used to flatten warped books. Both explanations seem reasonable. For some reason, the price of these on Etsy and on 1stDibs hovers around $900. That feels unreasonable. Be careful. This is very heavy.

$250.00
Dealer 326

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Southern Manny’s Rocking Bench

Southern Manny’s Rocking Bench

Mammy rockers have long been a well-known furniture form in the South. Iconic in design and use, these uniquely-sized, small, two seaters were used in southern homes throughout the 19th century. Given its deep crest rail and faux-bamboo spindles, this one is most likely from the 1830s and its design is Country Empire. The woods are mostly yellow pine and tulip poplar. The painted surfaces have been restored. The soldier-blue color was determined from dabs of paint left on the surfaces, especially the underside and in various crevices. Butter-milk paint was used faithfully, then worn, and finally waxed. This variant was never meant to have a child-gate, but rather the seat was meant to be entirely open for two sitters.

$800.00
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Dealer 326

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Petersburg Writing Arm Chair

Petersburg Writing Arm Chair

The paint has been restored professionally on this writing arm chair. It was carefully analyzed in the crevices and especially underneath as being red over black, butter milk paint, re-painted, and then worn off appropriately at the major and natural wear points. The crest rail, desk surface, and seat are tulip polar, and various mixed hardwoods have been used for rails and stiles. The consensus opinion is that this is a typical Petersburg chair from the 1830s. In general, writing arm chairs are infrequently found available in the market, and southern ones even more so. The low price, however, reflects the restoration. So, instead of being $2450, it is

$950.00
Offers Considered, Terms Available, Trades Evaluated
Dealer 326

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Important Southern Pembroke Table

Important Southern Pembroke Table

This is an exquisite and beautiful Southern Pembroke table. The overall condition is remarkably fine and as found. The primary woods are black walnut and the secondary woods are southern yellow pine. The drawer face has inlaid banding, the apron has oval paterae, the apron edge has sawtooth banding, and the legs have vine inlay and what appears to be a hibiscus bloom inlay, and the legs end in inlaid cuffs, all beautifully accomplished. The consensus of opinion so far is that this is a South Carolina low country, probably Charleston, piece.

$22,500.00
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Dealer 326

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Poplar Forest Picket Post and Monticello Plank

Poplar Forest Picket Post

Monticello Wood Plank

These are both from an old collection of wood relics from historic homes. Both are unique and no others have been seen in over seven decades of my collecting.

$750.00
Dealer 326

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Schoolmaster’s Desk

Schoolmaster’s Desk

These are most often called a schoolmaster’s desk, but the whole truth would include that they were also used by clerks, pastors, and overseers. This one in particular has great statuesque lines in the Country Hepplewhite form, with what certainly appears to be old if not original paint, with mid-19th century or later construction, and is complete with old graffiti on the inside.

$650.00
Dealer 326

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Pilgrim Era Coffer

Pilgrim Era Coffer

Once in a great while is a rived, hand-carved coffer from the Pilgrim century era ever seen. This one was made about 1580 to about 1640, in the Mannerist style, with hard yellow pine and wrought iron. It is a six-board chest, with decorative molding planed on the top and front sides to emulate applied molding and with decorative chip carving on the ends. The blacksmith work on the lengthy hinges and massive lock suggests added strengthening for long travels, as does the massive thickness of the timbers. The primary joints are ship-lapped and fastened with large rose-head nails, suggesting a coastal shipwright as the maker. The early colonies in Virginia, especially Jamestowne, Henricus, and Elizabeth Cittie, saw such coffers as the storage choice for the first pilgrims settling there. Microanalysis of the wood is pending.

$8000.00
Dealer 326

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Pair of Chinese Map or Scroll Weights

Pair of Chinese Map or Scroll Weights

These are mid-20th century, Chinese, carved elm, map or scroll weights. Each is mostly a mirror image of the other, with subtle differences. These are especially useful when unfolding maps for display, holding down the curled edges, but are intended for holding down any scroll. The only fault found is a small chip on the hat brim of one of the boatmen.

$200.00
Dealer 326

 

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Chinese Tree Root Carving

Chinese Tree Root Carving

There are a number of fine art traditions found in China, one of which is tree root carving. This carving shows, apparently, a teak tree root or trunk, with enhanced carving of the root interior and the placement of a scholar holding a torch upward. In Chinese lore, a torch held upward represents life, whereas if held downward it represents death. This piece comes from a local collection made in the 1960s.

$400.00
Dealer 326

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Newspaper Story on Miller School

Newspaper Story on Miller School

This is a complete original newspaper of the Scientific American, Volume 55, Number 24, published in New York on December 14, 1886. The front page is completely devoted to eight wood block prints of various views of the Miller School of Albemarle. On page 373, about one and one-half columns have a story of the history of the Miller School, from its founding in 1878 until 1886. The front page is disbound and has a small tear in the lower proper right side.

$20.00 Firm
Dealer 326

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English Pembroke Table

English Pembroke Table

This is a beautiful, high-style Pembroke Table, made during the Georgian era in the Chippendale taste. Your eye can plainly see the hand-dressed surfaces, the dovetailed drawer, and the lustrous French polished top leaves. The X-stretcher retains its original, underside wrought iron support. This is one of those few pieces whose story actually appears to have some truth to it. The story is later recorded in George Sheraton’s book, Cabinet Dictionary, published in London in 1803, which states that it is a “type of breakfast table, from the name of the lady (Elizabeth) who first gave orders for one of them.” Lady Elizabeth Pembroke used her diminutive dining table in her private chamber, mostly for meals, but even for games and as a writing table. While it is English, many of these tables were exported to the South and used in Southern plantation homes. As noted, the present French polished surface is lustrous and recently rejuvenated by one of only a few such trained restorers, Tom Williamson of Albemarle Furniture Services, and the expectable probability is that this surface is good for another 25-50 years, the usual life of shellac.

$2450.00
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Miniature Country Sheraton Drop Leaf Table

Miniature Country Sheraton Drop Leaf Table

This is an American, miniature, double-drop-leaf table. It is likely rural made, having only straight,
instead of rule, joints for both drop leaves. As with most furniture, the turned round legs announce the
period and design, namely 19th century Sheraton. There are six legs, four that are fixed and two that
swing open to support the leaves when opened.

$150.00
Dealer 326

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Robert Walker Hepplewhite Side Chair (Mount Vernon?)

Robert Walker Fredericksburg Virginia Hepplewhite Side Chair

This chair is attributed to being made by Robert Walker in his cabinet shop in Fredericksburg, Virginia in the late 18th century in the Hepplewhite design. The primary wood is mahogany and the secondary wood is yellow pine. This high-style chair shows a splat with an intricate carving of Prince of Wales feathers, with surrounding parallel curved bands, scrolls, and folds.

The feathered splat and the distinctive side stiles, having an especially curved and thick base, are both virtually a match to an earlier Chippendale arm chair currently owned by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and pictured on page 82 in the 2006 American Furniture edited by Luke Beckerdite for the Chipstone Foundation. The following photograph shows a close up of the chair on page 82:

Robert Walker Fredericksburg Virginia Hepplewhite Side Chair

 

Intriguingly, the Mount Vernon chair is described as having the crest and splat replaced in the 19th century. Further, the lineage of ownership is not clear, though they speculate that it appears to be in Augustine Washington’s probate inventory of 1764. While there is no provenance that this side chair was ever at Mount Vernon, it is not a coincidence that the splat and stiles are nearly identical to Robert Walker’s carving of a Mount Vernon-owned arm chair. In searching other Robert Walker pieces sold, there was a similarly fancy Walker side chair at Jeffrey Evans Auctions in Mt. Crawford, Virginia, without a historic provenance, and it fetched $28,750 on June 21, 2014! Brunk’s Auctions in Asheville, North Carolina sold a Walker slant-front desk, formerly owned by the Royal Governor, Thomas Lee, where it fetched over $218,000 on May 16, 2015! The buyer of this chair will not be faint hearted. An identified Virginia chair with a provenance is rare. None have been found in dealer’s inventories. It is indeed expensive and should be.

$19,950.00
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Dealer 326

 

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Early Virginia Candlestand

Early Virginia Candlestand

This is a yellow tulip poplar candlestand, with later soldier-blue, buttermilk-based paint. It is light in
weight, short in height, and very delicately turned and carved, suggesting that it is likely very early
1700s. It was formerly in the collection of 1740 House Antiques, who also identified it as Southern.

$475.00
Offers Considered and Trades Evaluated
Dealer 326

 

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Country Primitive Tool Box

Country Primitive Tool Box

Country Primitive Tool Box

This is a great magazine rack. Or, for newspaper storage. Or, a place to put pine cones, sea shells, boughs of bittersweet, yarn balls, you name it.

$100.00
Dealer 326

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King and Queen County Country Empire Candlestand

King and Queen County Country Empire Candlestand

A number of other similar candlestands have appeared in the market and in dealer collections, all having the same “feel” of design. For each, the standard is heavy and the legs are high arched. They all are reported as made of black walnut. When Colonial Williamsburg decided to develop a Southern collection for the DeWitt-Wallace Museum, they too added one of these to their collection. It can be seen in their now classic reference book, Southern Furniture: 1680-1830, by Hurst and Prown, on pages 325 through 327. The CW collection piece is attributed to Southampton County, ca. 1830. There is also one in the Office in the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond, recently added to their collection. It had formerly been in the Mansion when Governor Pollard was in office, and it was attributed to King and Queen County. It can be seen in the following image:

King and Queen County Country Empire Candlestand

 

This candlestand is considered from its overall design as being Country Empire, with vestiges of the late Federal Period style being present in the Hepplewhite-shaped legs that are somewhat square and tapered. The condition appears just fine and as found.

$1050.00
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Bird-Cage Windsor Arm Chair

Bird-Cage Windsor Arm Chair

This is an American, probably Mid-Atlantic, Bird-Cage Arm Chair, made about 1800. The faux-bamboo turnings of the stiles, arm rails, and legs became the rage in Windsor chairs by 1800. It certainly seems that all known Windsors were painted, having such an array of various mixed woods that did not match. The painted surfaces of this chair have been professionally restored by William Lapham, MFA, of Schuyler in the 1980s. Bill micro-analyzed the paint traces in cracks and at joints and then duplicated them layer by layer, creating naturally worn areas from body contact. This chair is priced, however, as though it had lost its painted surface, even though it was expensively restored with buttermilk-based paint.

$1050.00
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Dealer 326

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Country Empire Writing Arm Windsor Chair

This is a New York chair that was once owned by the former 1821-1823 U. S. Congressman and then the former 1828-1848 Chancellor of New York, Reuben Hyde Walworth, as engraved on the plaque behind the crest rail and seen below:

Country Empire Writing Arm Windsor Chair

Reuben Hyde Walworth was born in Bozrah, Connecticut, October 26, 1788; moved to New York with his parents, who settled on a farm near Hoosick in 1796; attended the common schools; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Plattsburgh in 1810; master in chancery and circuit judge in 1811; served in the War of 1812; aide-de-camp to Gen. Benjamin Mooers and division judge advocate with rank of colonel; elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); judge of the fourth judicial district of New York 1823-1828; moved to Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., in October 1828; chancellor of the State of New York from 1828 to 1848; interment in Greenridge Cemetery in 1867.

Reuben Hyde Walworth

 

The chair appears mostly original and as found except for the writing surface, which appears fresher, with a slightly different color, and without any craquelure or alligatoring to the paint as with the rest of the surfaces. The deep crest rail, the plank seat, and the simple turnings of the legs and stretchers are all together typical of Country Empire chairs. Also typical of a Writing Arm Windsor, besides the writing surface, is that there is a drawer below the seat. In the trade, a Writing Arm Windsor is especially rare to find and own.

$1250.00
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Dealer 326

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Queen Anne Candlestand

Queen Anne Candlestand

This is an American Queen Anne candlestand. Its specific origin is arguable, but the consensus is
American. Because it has a compressed ball column or standard, some have considered that it would
appear to be Philadelphia. Its history of ownership, though, suggests it was a Virginia piece from the
home of Jacob Fry (d. 1814), the Shenandoah Valley cabinetmaker.
This candlestand is from the famous collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Deyerly of Harrisonburg, Virginia,
and it was purchased during the two-day 1995 auction that Sotheby’s conducted here in Charlottesville
under tents at the Boar’s Head Inn. The Sotheby’s label remains on the underside. A copy of the catalog,
with picture, and the sales receipt are available for the buyer, now being kept at the front desk. The
catalog should be read for a complete condition report and for the provenance.

$2000.00
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Dealer 326

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Robert Walker Fredericksburg Chippendale Chair

Robert Walker Fredericksburg Virginia Chippendale Side Chair

This Chippendale side chair is attributed to Robert Walker (1710-1777) at his cabinet shop in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The primary wood is black walnut, and the secondary wood is yellow pine. The needlepoint seat, which is unlikely original, is nonetheless very old. There is one visible repair of a partial crack to the back of the crest rail near the ear. In terms of art history and decorative arts studies, this chair has gone through several changes in scholarly identification. In the 1937 two-volume work, American Antique Furniture, by Edgar Miller, Jr., this chair is shown in Photograph No. 147 as having been in the collection of Mrs. Miles White, Jr., with the judgment that it is only possibly American because it is “concave in the center” of the crest rail and therefore “somewhat unusual in our country.”

In the mid and later 20th century, because it has through-tenon mortises of the side seat rails, it was thought to have a Philadelphia origin by dealers and auction houses, as, for example, noted erroneously, by Lee Keno on the televised Antiques Road Show some years ago. The through-tenon shows, as follows:

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During the 1960s through the 1980s, scholarship in Southern material culture had made a significant change, with museum exhibits and books about Southern furniture coming into the mainstream. In 1982, John T. Kirk wrote American Furniture and the British Tradition. On page 265, this chair is shown in Photograph No. 924 and now it is identified as “possibly Southern.” Most recently, 2006, the Chipstone Foundation published American Furniture, edited by Luke Beckerdite. In this book, two scholars, Robert A. Leath of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and Tara Gleason Chicirda of Colonial Williamsburg, in two different chapters parsed their discoveries that Robert Walker and other Fredericksburg cabinetmakers had very identifiable designs. This chair in particular belongs to the school of work done only by Robert Walker during the era of 1745 through 1760. This chair appears to share a history with the Walker chairs in the dining room at Kenmore Plantation, as follows:

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In searching other Robert Walker pieces sold, there was a much fancier Walker side chair at Jeffrey Evans Auctions in Mt. Crawford, Virginia and it fetched $28,750 on June 21, 2014! Brunk’s Auctions in Asheville, North Carolina sold a Walker slant-front desk, formerly owned by the Royal Governor, Thomas Lee, where it fetched over $218,000 on May 16, 2015! The purchaser of this chair will not be faint of heart. It is expensive and it should be. In searching the galleries of Virginia, no other Walker chair appears available.

$9950.00
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Rock Maple Country Stool

Rock Maple Country Stool

This is a twentieth-century, bench-made stool. It has turned rock maple and a woven rope seat. It is at the right height to elevate your feet and legs, especially after you place a folded quilt on top, and place near almost any favorite chair. It is made very solid and tight and it will last longer than most of us for generations of our future heirs.

$300.00

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Set of Six Country Empire Dining Chairs

Set of Six Country Empire Dining Chairs

This set of six dining chairs was found in the Shenandoah Valley at a sale out in a sunny farm field hosted by hundreds of dealers several decades ago. They are just the way you want to find them, retaining their original paint and striping, all in as found condition. With their deep crest rail, plank seat, box stretchers and turned legs they are in the typical Country Empire design of the 1840s. They sit well and have no apologies. These are more than likely Southern.

$540.00
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Dealer 326

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Southern Wash Stand

Southern Wash Stand

This is a galleried country wash stand made of Southern yellow pine. It was from the former collection of Paige McGee, or “Penny” as most of us knew her. She had one of the finest Southern collections ever! It will now say “Y’all” just fine in your country collection. These make great bedside tables, or are very useful alongside a comfortable, upholstered arm chair. It is hand dressed and wood pegged. The overall design is Country Hepplewhite and it is early to mid-19th century.

$550.00
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Dealer 326

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King Warehouse Dolly

King Warehouse Dolly

 

This is an early turn-of-the-century dolly used at the Charles King and Sons, Grocers store at 416 East Water Street in Charlottesville, Virginia. The building was constructed in 1897, and the business continued until about 1980, when it was sold and converted to office condominiums. Below is a Rufus Holsinger photograph taken on November 25, 1916:

King Warehouse

This dolly or hand cart or hand truck is priced at $150.00.

$150.00
Dealer 326

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Fine Dressing Mirror

Fine Dressing Mirror

This dressing mirror was made by Meier and Hagen Furniture Makers in New York City between 1858 and 1888. Ernest Hagen (1830-1913) opened a cabinetmaking shop after working for years with others. He had an old shop mate, J. Matthew Meier, join him. Together, they made Colonial Revival furniture by hand. This is one of their pieces. The following shows the paper label on the back interior wall, as follows:

Meier and Hagen Furniture Makers

Besides retaining the paper label, what is also very unique is that the underside of the middle drawer has a rather detailed penciled inscription identifying the cabinetmaker, location, and costs of construction, as follows:cabinet maker paper label

There is a virtually identical example in the permanent collection of the Museum of Newark, as follows:

Museum of Newark dressing mirror

 

This Meier and Hagen dressing mirror is priced at $1250.00.

$1250.00
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American Fancy Chest of Drawers

American Fancy Chest of Drawers

At first glance, this looks like a mahogany case with tiger maple drawer fronts, which speaks well of the maker! This is actually a pine chest with a faux painted case and with faux painted drawer fronts, a rare survivor from those people in the 1950s who formerly had a penchant for restoring the paint to the “natural” wood. Instead, this one still, miraculously, has its original paint! Chests of drawers are the most basic household piece today or, like this one, from 200 years ago, being made about 1815. The typical naming of this piece is to call it a Sheraton Chest. A better naming is American Fancy. The now classic book, American Fancy, written by Sumpter Priddy, shows chests and other painted pieces in exquisite detail from an academic and scholarly perspective (a book everyone should have in their library).

$3000.00
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Shenandoah Valley Corner Cupboard

Shenandoah Valley Corner Cupboard

This is a plain and neat Country Federal corner cupboard from the Valley. It was found, of all places, at the major auction house in the Washington area, C. G. Sloan and Company in Bethesda, Maryland! It had been consigned by an executor of an estate in Middletown, Virginia. The scalloped upper case area seems to be very typical of such pieces often found in the Valley. The upper case has relatively modern paint inside and would look better with a coat of buttermilk-based paint.

$1300.00
Dealer 326

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Piedmont Virginia Yellow Pine Clothes Press

Piedmont Virginia Yellow Pine Clothes Press

This clothes press was acquired at a Sheriff’s Sale at a Keswick farm house in Albemarle County in 1986. Then, it had a fresh coat of regular white house paint, some of which can be seen on the back side. Sam Morris soon after removed the paint by hand, and followed that by hand waxing the original yellow pine surfaces, using the heat of his hands through vigorous rubbing. He deservedly signed his resulting work of art on the upper area of the back. This press is about mid-19th century, with wide timbers and cut nails with square heads, all in the Country Federal style. This is one of the most practical pieces ever for storage of books, CDs, or whatever.

$1250.00
Dealer 326
(Note: The original wood latch and screw is in an envelope at the front desk.)

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Shenandoah Valley Flat Wall Cupboard

Shenandoah Valley Flat Wall Cupboard

This is a very practical and useful cupboard, taking a small footprint in anyone’s home. It is also very Southern, made of yellow pine. It was found in the Valley and it was sold in the Valley. Over the years, that scalloped design of the upper case has been seen many times on other Southern pieces from the Valley. Great for display or great for storage!

$1450.00
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Dealer 326

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Twentieth Century Queen Anne Style Chair

Twentieth Century Queen Anne Style Chair

For decades, this side chair was used in my classes through the adult education programs, Open Doors, offered by the Albemarle Public Schools, and the Continuing Studies programs at the University of Virginia. Its use was to show how a modern day cabinetmaker could replicate the carving, turning, and joinery of early times into a newly made version.

$60.00 Firm
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Country Primitive Long Bench

Country Primitive Long Bench

Decades ago, a good honest country primitive bench seemed easily found. Now not so much. Most seem to be early to mid-20th century. This is a righteous, 19th century bench. Honest wear and use. Actually came off the porch of a country store in Pennsylvania and then from an old collection. The construction is typical of 19th century rural carpenters, with through-mortised tenons and angled wedges. You can not only feel the hand dressed surfaces, you can even see them. The maker only dressed up the front side with an apron, leaving the unseen back open.

 

$250.00
Dealer 326

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Ship Captain’s Desk

Ship Captain’s Desk

This is a ship captain’s desk, probably coastal New England. As is typical, it is made of New England white pine, with orange varnish over the primary surfaces. From the wear seen, and from the construction noted, it is likely mid to late 19th century. This is indeed a rather unique surviving piece of nautical furniture, a real conversation starter. As with ship captain’s desks seen in museums, this one has inwardly slanted double pedestals to allow the captain to stand at his desk, to access his charts and navigation instruments in the storage area under the center lift-up lid. It also has large footprints for each pedestal plinth to provide stable placement on the floor of the Great Cabin.

The surfaces of the pine timbers are all hand dressed. The joints are butted and then nailed with early, square, iron nails. As would be expected, the drawers have early nail joinery. Several of the timbers are quite wide. The two-board top lid has one board that measures 15 ¼ inches in width, and the top boards of each side are also 15 ¼” wide. The drawer fronts are decorated with chamfered edges, and the interior front rail is also chamfered and ends with a lamb tongue’s carving. The interior has a hidden area under the center shelf.
Here is an image found on the Internet, showing a Great Cabin with a ship captain’s desk in the foreground.

Captains Desk Image

This shows a Great Cabin on the Grand Turk, a replica of a three-mast, English, 18th century frigate. The Great Cabin is located in the deckhouse at the stern (back) of the ship. The Cabin is surrounded by windows.

 

$2450.00
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Dealer 326
(Note: The original key is in an envelope at the front desk.)

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Frances Scott Key Chest of Drawers

Frances Scott Key Chest of Drawers

This chest of drawers is a classic example of American Empire case pieces made about 1825. Note the top drawer is very deep for storing bonnets. Unique to this chest is the penciled description on the underside of the second drawer down. Written in period script is the following, as shown below:

Bought at the sale
of Francis Scott Key
Dec. 21 1859
by Dr. Swope

Francis Scott Key was born in 1779, and he died in 1843. His estate and home was the Old Stone House, in Georgetown, Maryland. Here is a surviving image of his house from a period painting:

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Francis Scott Key is, of course, best remembered for writing what became our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, during the War of 1812. Upon the death of Francis Scott Key in 1843, the Old Stone House descended to his son, Philip Barton Key. Philip Barton Key was born in 1818. As an adult, he became enamored of the wife of Congressman Daniel Sickles, who later became Major General Sickles in the Civil War. Sickles discovered the affair, and when he noticed Key near his home on February 27, 1859, he went outside in a rage and fatally shot Key. Edwin Stanton, who later was Secretary of War under Lincoln, defended Sickles and won an acquittal as a result of the first time use of a temporary insanity defense. The following wood-cut image showing the murder is from Harper’s Weekly:

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To settle the estate of Philip Key, the contents of the house were sold on December 21, 1859. The buyer of this chest was Dr. Samuel Swope of Taneytown, not far from Georgetown. The road to Taneytown is today called the Francis Scott Key Highway. Dr. Swope is well-known in history for his treating of many wounded soldiers in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. Also unique to this chest are the carved initials behind one of the acanthus and hairy paw carved feet, “HL.” This is a possible reference to Honore Lannuier’s shop, a noted New York cabinetmaker, who was known for providing other cabinetmakers with similarly carved feet.

$12,500.00
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Dealer 326

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Southern Ohio Diminutive Flat Wall Cupboard

Southern Ohio Diminutive Flat Wall Cupboard

This wall cupboard was literally pulled off the wall of the back porch of an old abandoned farm house in Southern Ohio. For collectors of primitive pieces this is just how you want to find them! Old and worn green paint. Untouched. Early cut-nail construction. Chamfered drawer bottom. So small that there is always some place for it. The price is $950.00

$950.00
Dealer 326
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Southern Attributed Candle Stand

Southern Attributed Candle Stand

This Southern-attributed, Hepplewhite stand was found at an estate sale in the Shenandoah Valley and then marketed by Irongate Antiques of Occoquan, Virginia in 1981. It is made of mostly cherrywood with some mahogany, hand dressed and hand turned, in the late 18th or early 19th century. This Federal Period stand is well proportioned and has a delicate scale. It may have originally been used as a wine stand, given its height, or it is just a very tall candlestand. There is an old smithy repair to one leg. This candlestand is priced at $700.00.

$700.00
Dealer 326

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Southern Yellow Pine Bench

Southern Yellow Pine Wooden Bench

This is a Southern bench, made of Southern Yellow Pine, and found in the Shenandoah Valley. From construction, age, and use, it appears late 19th century to early 20th century. Probably farm made and used. Great for the mud room or entry area. This bench is modestly priced at $50.00.

$50.00 Firm

Dealer 326

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Norman Rockwell 1943 Poster

Norman Rockwell 1943 Poster for Sale

This is an original, 1943, large (56” high by 40” wide) lithograph of the “Freedom From Want” Poster by Norman Rockwell printed by the U. S. Government during World War II. This was acquired in 1980 from a retired Charlottesville postal employee who saved it back after it was thrown away at the Main Post Office on Market Street. It is folded as issued. The artist, Norman Rockwell, portrayed himself in the lower proper left corner, looking towards the viewer, as follows:

Norman Rockwell Poster

It has been framed with archival UF-3 Plexiglas and archival backing. The price of this framed original is $950.00.

$950.00
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Scarce CW Title, Fabulous Fakes and a Rare Pie Safe.

Christmas is almost here!  Check out the Ruckersville Gallery for last minute, unique items that are sure to please!

And!  Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas Day!

(Price list below)

 

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  • Scarce Guide to CW Military Organizations – Virginia Regimental Series – Booth 32, $100.00.
  • Costume Brooch w Many Colors!  Booth 32 – $89.00.
  • Montana Blue Brooches – Booth 32 – Insect (Warner) $22.00 – Others, $48.00.
  • Fancy Paperweight – $30.00, Booth 88.
  • Wright Style Lamp – Dual Lights – Booth 88 – $360.00.
  • Fabulous Virginia Pie Safe from Booth 3 -$1200.00.
  • Oak China Press – 914 – $895.00.
  • Clarinet w Case, Booth 33ha – $50.00. (Bestler)
  • Douglas Cave Painting – Earlysville, Va Church – $550.00 Booth 32ha.
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Better Books, Antique Portraits on Ivory and More!

Special:  Edward Gorey’s ‘Vinegar Works’, Early Richard Scarry, Incredible Miniature Portraits Painted on Ivory and Italian Designer Scroll Chairs!  Price List Below.  Come take a LOOK!

 

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  • 19th Century Federal Secretary, Booth 40 – 2475.00.
  • 4 Volume Richard Scarry in Slip Case – Booth 32, $85.00.
  • Nice Copy:  Famous Fairy Tales – Booth 32, $55.00.
  • Edward Gorey’s ‘Vinegar Works’, 3 Volumes, Booth 32, $155.00.
  • Grandfather Clock – 33ha – Walnut Case, $325.00.
  • Booth 914 – Cherry Chest – c1815, $1495.00.
  • Set of Four Cast Iron Stools – Booth 444, $120.00.
  • Limoges Tall Pitcher – Booth 62, $275.00.
  • Pottery Bowl – Booth 41, $65.00.
  • Miniature Portraits, Gilt Frames, Booth 41 – $900.00 ea.

 

 

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Christmas Open House! Saturday, December 10th

SANTA will visit 10:30 am to 12 noon!

~Refreshments, Door Prizes and Vendor’s Sales~

This Weeks Latest Arrivals:  Great Gift Ideas – Vintage and Collectible Toys!

  • Oscar Meyer Pull Toy – Booth 121.
  • Battery Operated Locomotive Tin Toy – Booth 314 – $49.00
  • 1984 Motorcycle/Policeman Toy – Booth 314 – $35.00.
  • Reads Drug Store Stake/Body Toy Truck – Booth 314 – $175.00.
  • Friction VW Bug Toy – Booth 314 – $35.00.
  • Buddy L Coca-Cola Truck c1960, $165.00, Booth 314.
  • Adopt.  Authentic Raggedy Ann Doll – $56.00, Booth 362.
  • Cabbage Patch Doll – Booth 278, $35.00.
  • Scottie Dog Pull Toy, Booth 33ha, $22.00.
  • Sturdy Rocking Horse – DOOR PRIZE/DECEMBER 10th!
  • Tin Spinning Top – Sci-Fi Motif, Booth 411 – $35.00.
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Donnie Mays

Donnie Mays

Ask the folks who know him, and they’ll tell you that Donnie Mays is an expert in clocks. Ask Donnie, though, and you’ll get a glimpse of his characteristic modesty:

“I don’t like being called an expert. I know something about clocks… I don’t put any out that don’t run but I can usually get them to run. Clocks would be a specialty. Rather than be an expert on any one thing, I know a little bit about a lot of things.”

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Paul Mott

Owner of Ruckersville Gallery, Paul Mott has 6 of 50 items featured as most significant in history of the University of Virginia, in a recent article in the U.Va. Magazine.

A long-time collector, one of Paul’s specialties is U.Va. and local Virginia ephemera. In fact, “His assortment of U.Va. items is considered by some collectors to be perhaps the finest that exists outside the University.”

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Will Paulsen

Will Paulsen

I have been an independent appraiser since 1980, providing full-time, full-service appraisals to private, public, and corporate clients nationwide. I also have been providing consultation services to private retail galleries, auctions, dealers, and consignment businesses, as well as curatorial services to private and public museums. I have additionally acted as a commissioned agent for private and corporate clients, including movie stars, elected congressmen and appointed White House cabinet officers, and nationally ranked Fortune 500 corporate leaders. At the local level, I have taught courses that I designed through community education programs on Finding American Antiques, and I have also designed classes that I have taught at the University of Virginia on Southern Material Culture, Construction Techniques of the First Five Periods of American Furniture, Finding Treasures at Auctions, Living with Antiques and Art, and Collecting American Art. In 2014, I was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to a five year term on the Citizen’s Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. I am completing the first ever documenting and appraisal of all the furniture and furnishings at the Mansion.

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Christmas/Winter Decorations and More!

Vendors are Stocking Wonderful Holiday Items Now!

Mark your Calendar!  Holiday Open House, December 10th, 10am – 6pm.  Special!  Santa Visit, 10:30am – 12:00 noon.  Refreshments, Door Prizes and a Vendor’s Sale!

New Arrivals – Just in time for the Holidays!

  • Wreath with Wagon Wheel, Booth 11 – $69.95.
  • Snow Man Spindle – Booth 11 – $18.00.
  • Large Covered Cherry Pie Plate – Booth 40 – $40.00.
  • Framed, Embroidered Snowman Pic – Booth 11, $12.00.
  • Elf in a Stocking, Booth 11 – $38.95.
  • Mahogany Breakfront – $2800.00, Booth 40.
  • Christmas Table Runner from Booth 75.
  • Floral Bouquet – $29.00, Booth 913.
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John Hayes

It all started innocently enough. John Hayes grew up in Michigan and moved to Virginia in the early 80s, marrying his wife, Jan. In 2009, he retired early with the plan to do a little woodworking and play golf four or five times per week.

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Latest Arrivals! Mid 19th c Virginia Pie Safe, Cello w Case and More!

  • Mahogany Writing Desk – Lots of Inlay – On Sale: $1250.00, booth 33ha.
  • Lenox Christmas Dish – $12.00, Booth 62.
  • Cello with Case – Booth 62, $450.00.
  • Multi-Drawer/Cedar Lined Armoire, On Sale, $250.00, Booth 913.
  • Highboy (Now 40% off )  $599.00, Booth 43.
  • Satsuma Bowl – Marked, $100.00, Booth 210.
  • Mahogany Empire Library Table, Booth 210, $450.00.
  • Virginia Walnut Pie Safe – Booth 3 – $1200.00.
  • Huge Hand Painted Serving Platter – Booth 411 – $65.00.
  • Johnson Bros. Turkey Platter – Booth 57 – $45.00.
  • Old Chinese Carp Bowl – Booth 8, $88.00.
  • Huge Tribal Basket from Booth 8 – $75.00.
  • Tight Handwoven Native Basket from Booth 8 – $48.00.
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American Painted Blanket Chest

Will Paulsen

This American blanket chest appears to retain its original buttermilk paint. Based on the turned feet and the inset panel, it appears consistent with the Country Sheraton era of 1825 and later. Other than normal wear, this chest has no issues.

$1250.00

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Dealer 318

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Tall Post Bed Quilt

Will Paulsen

First, this quilt is in wonderful condition. Lacking any puckering or wrinkling, it may never have been laundered. The present consensus of dating is mid to late 19th century. Uniquely, the bottom edge has two cut-out corners, allowing it to fit well a tall post bed. This is a real show piece for an advanced collector who knows how to take proper care and preserve it.

$950.00

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Dealer 318

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Winchester Virginia Sheraton Revival Sewing Work Drop-Leaf Table

Will Paulsen

Though feint, there are stenciled markings on the undersides of the drop leaves, indicating this was made in Winchester, Virginia and “all kinds of furniture.” The stenciling is consistent with a mid-to late 19th century manufacture, part of the well-known Colonial Revival era when bench-made furniture was made to resemble earlier period pieces.

$2200.00

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Dealer 318

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Ocean Waves Wash Stand

Will Paulsen

This is an architectural beauty, given the curved gallery and the scrolled ocean waves sides and the serpentine back! This Country Sheraton wash stand is most likely coastal New England, made of white pine about 1825.

$1375.00

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Dealer 318

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Greene County Virginia Wash Stand

Will Paulsen

Found in and attributed to Greene County, Virginia, this Country Federal wash stand dates to the early to mid-19th century. It is made of Southern yellow pine, and the brass bowl is included with it (although a glazed porcelain bowl and pitcher would look better).

$1350.00

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Dealer 318

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Benjamin Morris of Hilltown, Pennsylvania Tall Case Clock

Will Paulsen

This is an exquisite clock by a very well-known clockmaker, Benjamin Morris. He was born in Hilltown, Pennsylvania in 1748. He served as a private during the American Revolutionary War. It is reported that during his lifetime, he produced over 300 tall case clocks. His family genealogy is listed on online. He died in Hilltown in 1833. The best retail galleries sell his clocks, and a handsome few are sold each year at major auctions.

$20,000.00

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Dealer 318

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English Chippendale Dining Chair

Will Paulsen

This lavishly carved and well-developed side chair is made from very dense mahogany from the Caribbean rim, probably San Domingo.

$2250.00

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Dealer 318

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Edenton (Attributed) Dining Table

Will Paulsen

This is attributed as an early Queen Anne diminutive dining table or tea table from Edenton, North Carolina. It is made of black walnut and has yellow pine as secondary wood on the underside. The underside angle support is a feature often seen on Edenton tables. American Queen Anne furniture pieces are infrequently seen, and Southern Queen Anne pieces are very rare. This elongated drop-leaf table design is quite unique and may be one-of-a-kind.

$28,500.00

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Dealer 318

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Southern Dining Chair

Will Paulsen

This Southern Chippendale dining chair is very comfortable with its saddled seat. The unique straight crest rail of this side chair is often seen on chairs from eastern Virginia and from northeastern North Carolina during the colonial era. Colonial Williamsburg has an example of a straight crest rail chair in their collection, and many others are in private collections and house museums.

$2850.00

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Dealer 318

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Southern Gaming Table

Will Paulsen

This is a fine, high style Southern gaming table, made of mahogany with inlay. The underside secondary wood is yellow pine. Gaming tables were used by the very wealthy who could afford not only fine furniture made just for gaming but also could afford the time to play in the evening hours by candlelight.

$6500.00

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Dealer 318

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Thomas Miller of Fredericksburg Side Chair

Will Paulsen

This chair is attributed to the workshop of Thomas Miller. Born in 1748 in Stirling, Scotland, he migrated to America and was working in Fredericksburg, Virginia by 1765. Unique to his 1770s chair design is the lobed ending at the top of his splat or back. This chair is made of black walnut with a yellow pine slip seat. See Figures 46, 47, and 48 in the Furniture of Fredericksburg chapter in the Chipstone volume, American Furniture: 2006, edited by Luke Beckerdite.

$7000.00

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Dealer 318

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Thomas Day (Attributed) Bed

Will Paulsen

Thomas Day was a free man of color, born 1801 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He learned cabinetmaking from his father, John Day. By 1824, Thomas Day had moved to Milton, North Carolina, where he opened his own cabinet shop, working there until his death in 1861. None of his pieces are signed. Only one piece of furniture retained a board from a shipping crate that had his name and address, thus verifying its origin. His signature, then, is his stylistic designs incorporated into his work. All known pieces of Day’s are by attribution. The best text reference is Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color, by Patricia Marshall and Jo Leimenstoll, published in 2010.

On beds, Day was known for his rectilinear veneered panels, his octagonal bed posts, his newel post-like turnings for finials, his flattened-ball feet, his large and swelled c-scrolls, and his gothic embellishments. For comparison, note the previous image and the following close-up of a bed sold in 2014 at Farmer Auctions in Salem, Virginia and then look at the similarities in the next bed shown from the North Carolina Museum of History.

$5000.00

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Dealer 318

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Diminutive Paneled Chest

Will Paulsen

At first glance, this small chest looks much older, like Pilgrim period. It also looks like the paneled furniture of Eastern Virginia. The nails and wear, however, suggest an early 19th century origin. Since the panels are flat, not raised, it more likely is Long Island or any of several other coastal communities such as New Jersey. What is especially desirable, regardless of its time and origin, is the original and nicely aged buttermilk paint! If you collect great paint, this is a piece for you.

$1600.00

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Dealer 318

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Southern Tavern Table

Will Paulsen

Strtetcher-based tavern tables remain among the most favored pieces of collectors of colonial furniture. This rare surviving Southern table is all made of yellow pine, with a bread-board top over a plain apron supported by Mannerist turned legs in the William and Mary taste. These tables, of course, were used not only in taverns but also in homes and churches.

$5500.00

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Dealer 318

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Shaker Sugar Table

Will Paulsen

This may be one of a kind. It is attributed as being from the Shake community of South Union, Kentucky. Research at this time reveals that only one kitchen served this small community in the early to mid-19th century.

What identifies this as a sugar table, a form known only in the South, is that the top drawer when opened has a lift-top lid, with the drawer and the lid both being lockable, as shown below:

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Shenandoah Valley Sewing Work Table

Will Paulsen

This is a Sheraton sewing work table, made about 1825, with walnut primary and Southern yellow pine secondary. It appears to be entirely in “as found” condition. In its day, it was used primarily as a sewing work table, with the drawer filled with sewing work, needles, threads, and thimbles. The overall finesse of its design is shown with its delicate lines and slim profile, all accomplished with being made by hand.

$2600.00

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Dealer 318

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Virginia Chest of Drawers

Will Paulsen

This handsome walnut chest of drawers was made during the early Federal era from about 1785 to about 1810, in the Hepplewhite taste. Other than the pulls being replaced, the overall condition is as found and pleasingly original. The primary wood is black walnut and the secondary wood is Southern yellow pine.

$5500.00

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Dealer 318

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