Including Cabinets, Chests, Desks, Sideboards and Tall Case Clocks
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FOR SALE — COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG CRAFTHOUSE CATALOGS
New buyers and long-time collectors will benefit from this invaluable source to the Williamsburg Reproduction Program featuring furniture made by Kittinger from 1937 through 1990.
CW 730 WILLIAMSBURG LORD DUNMORE TALL CASE CLOCK BY KITTINGER
This very rare, limited edition reproduction is a true Icon in the Williamsburg Collection. The original, dating to 1765, is on display at the Governor's Palace. This Rococo style clock features the finest hand made works with a time and strike eight-day movement. The dial features a silvered brass chapter ring with etched and filled hour and minute numerals. There are Rococo spandrels in the corners. Made of mahogany, this clock has the distinctive mellow patina of Kittinger's Heirloom Finish with brass finials accenting the corners and graceful pediment hood.
Height 94 1/2″; Width 20 1/8″; Depth 10 1/2″.
THOMAS JEFFERSON TALL CASE CLOCK
HENRY FORD MUSEUM TALL CASE CLOCK BY COLONIAL OF ZEELAND
The Henry Ford Museum Reproduction Program was the first of its kind to faithfully produce important, historic tall case clocks beginning in the early 1930's. This clock is a reproduction of one made by Thomas Jackson in Preston, Connecticut, circa 1760-1770. Made of choice tiger maple, the hood is embellished with whales' tail motif and has three finials resting on fluted plinths. The beautifully proportioned case also features a scalloped waste and intricately cut out baseboard. The solid brass face features delicate scroll work and has a fully functional second hand. This clock has an eight-day movement with Westminster chimes, chiming on the quarter hour.
Height 85 1/4″; Width 19 1/2″; Depth 11 3/4″.
HENRY FORD MUSEUM SIMON WILLARD TALL CASE CLOCK
HENRY FORD MUSEUM
WA1027 WILLIAMSBURG CUPBOARD BY KITTINGER
Adapted from an antique Pennsylvania dresser, circa 1760, this handsome mahogany cupboard features clean architectural lines. It provides ample display and storage space with two adjustable shelves in each section. The shelves in the upper section are grooved to hold plates. The lower section also has two drawers with a four-drawer effect. One of the drawers is lined and partitioned for silver. Beautiful in a breakfast room or in a dining room to hold china as originally designed, this cupboard's use can be updated by converting the upper section to hold a flat screen TV simply by removing its shelves.
Height 81″; Width 51 3/8″; Depth 18 1/2″.
WA1071 WILLIAMSBURG CORNER CABINET BY KITTINGER
One of the rarest Williamsburg reproductions. This cabinet is made of white pine and comes with three adjustable shelves in the upper section and one adjustable shelf in the lower section. As in the original, from Eastern Virginia, circa 1775, this piece features brass "H" hinges, boldly cut bracket feet, beveled paneled lower doors and dentil molding in the cornice. It also features mullioned glass, beautifully detailed pilasters and factory installed optional museum lighting. This cabinet will add elegance to any room.
Height 84 1/2″; Width 44 1/2″; Depth 24 1/4″; Right Angle requires 31 5/8″.
CW 164 WILLIAMSBURG BOOKCASE BY KITTINGER
This bookcase is copied from an English antique, circa 1760. Although the style dates back almost 250 years, its simple clean lines, graceful proportions and elegant brasses make it perfect for today's lifestyle whether in an office or at home. Its four shelves, three adjustable, with locking doors and locking bottom drawer provide a generous amount of storage space.
Height 79 1/2″; Width 46 3/4″; Depth 15 3/4″.
D303-1 BREAKFRONT BOOKCASE BY KITTINGER
This stately mahogany breakfront bookcase is inspired by the designs of Thomas Chippendale and adapted from an original English Rococo antique, circa 1760. The three upper compartments contain a stationary center shelf and two adjustable shelves. There is one adjustable shelf in each of the three lower cupboards. This breakfront bookcase with its elegant style and proportions will enhance any dining room or library.
Height 82″; Width 60″; Depth 14 1/2″.
T612 SECRETARY BREAKFRONT BY KITTINGER
Derived from a fine English antique, this beautifully proportioned breakfront features an upper drawer secretary. Additionally, there are three lower drawers flanked by two large doors on the lower case which provide more than ample storage. The upper case, with its finely detailed crown molding, four crossbanded locking doors which surround its delicate Gothic style mullions, provides the perfect design element for displaying books or fine china.
Height 86″; Width 72″; Depth 17″.
CW 158 WILLIAMSBURG BREAKFRONT BOOKCASE BY KITTINGER
This magnificent mahogany reproduction of a circa 1750 English Rococo example is handsome as well as functional. With its superior architectural broken pediment top, use of the finest crotch mahogany on the drawer fronts and robust brasses, this breakfront will be the focal point of any room. The upper case has adjustable shelves and the lower case has fifteen individual drawers, three of which are hidden by Grecian key work design. All doors and drawers are locking.
Height 95 7/8″; Width 71 1/2″; Depth 18 3/4″.
HENRY FORD MUSEUM BLOCKFRONT DESK BY COLONIAL MFG.
This desk is a reproduction of a superlative Massachusetts antique, circa 1750-1780, and attributed to Benjamin Frothingham. It features four outstanding contoured blockfront drawers with robust sand cast brasses. The sides have mounted carrying handles. When opened, the exceptional interior reveals numerous drawers including flame finial columns with hidden compartments.
Height 43″; Width 42 3/4″; Depth 24 1/2″.
"THE FINEST DESK IN AMERICA"
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83-844 WINTERTHUR RHODE ISLAND DESK AND BOOKCASE
HN14 HISTORIC NEWPORT SECRETARY/DESK
WF1164/WA1064 WILLIAMSBURG DESK AND BOOKCASE BY KITTINGER
Inspired by a Rococo antique from tidewater Virginia, circa 1765-1785, this Williamsburg Reproduction Collection desk and bookcase is impressive in design and scale. Made of beautifully grained mahogany, the bookcase features scalloped raised panel locking doors with three adjustable shelves on the interior for storage. The slant top of the desk drops down to create a writing surface and reveals seven pigeonholes and drawers for documents. The base of the desk has five locking drawers enhanced with wonderful sand cast brasses and rests on bracket feet. This is a rare opportunity for the Collector to acquire a seldom offered piece from the Williamsburg Reproduction Program.
Height 81 1/2″; Width 40 1/2″; Depth 21 1/4″.
CW 1 WILLIAMSBURG DESK AND BOOKCASE BY KITTINGER
This is one of the most coveted of all Williamsburg reproductions. This desk and bookcase is taken from a Massachusetts antique, circa 1770, and is made of solid mahogany. It features scalloped door panels, a stylized shell carved apron and bold brasses. Its slant top drops down to create a writing surface and to reveal numerous pockets and drawers.
Height 61″; Width 41 1/2″; Depth 20 1/2″.
CW 53 WILLIAMSBURG SLANT-FRONT DESK BY KITTINGER
This extremely rare desk was made only from the inception of the Williamsburg Reproduction Program in 1937 until the early 1940's. It is an exact reproduction of a Newport Townsend-Goddard desk, circa 1760, and considered the best Williamsburg desk ever made. It features four graduated long drawers with fine Rococo brasses and interior block front drawers and shell carving as well as pencil drawers.
Height 42″; Width 39″; Depth 19 1/2″.
HN14D HISTORIC NEWPORT SLANT FRONT DESK
CW 168 WILLIAMSBURG PARTNERS' DESK BY KITTINGER
This is a faithful reproduction of an English "library table", circa 1765, used by the Royal Governor of Virginia. Identical on both sides, this desk has two sets of nine locking drawers, handsome brass pulls and escutcheons and bold mahogany grain pattern.
Height 31″; Length 58 3/4″; Depth 40 1/4″.
CW 306 WILLIAMSBURG SECRETARY BY KITTINGER
One of the finest pieces from the Colonial Williamsburg Federal Collection is this reproduction of the original Boston secretary bookcase dating to 1810 displayed in the Coke-Garrett House in Williamsburg. Attributed to the shop of John Seymour and Son, this secretary bookcase is in the Sheraton style, named after Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806) whose furniture designs dominated both the American and English markets. This secretary bookcase comes in two sections. The front of the upper section is composed of two locking doors each with two glazed panels with Gothic arch tops and decorated accross the bottom with reverse painting on glass. Separated by reeded columns, the doors open to reveal two adjustable shelves, seven pigeonholes and three drawers. The upper section cornice is topped with three beautiful urn finials with the center finial atop an inlaid oval medallion. The bottom section contains a folding writing surface inlaid with green cabinet cloth and three locking drawers resting on expertly carved reeded legs. Exemplifying the Sheraton style, this delicate secretary bookcase with its overall lightness of design and extensive use of the finest crotch veneers and inlays will make an outstanding focal point to any room or hall.
Height 74 1/4″; Width 37 1/2″; Depth 21 3/8″.
M204 LEATHER TOP WRITING DESK BY KITTINGER
Perfect for use in a formal library or home office, this mahogany desk with a tooled leather top is both beautiful and practical. It has five drawers with central locking that provide ample storage space as well as a writing surface large enough to accommodate the user's needs.
Height 30 1/2″; Length 54″; Depth 29″.
OD2500 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DESK BY KITTINGER
As part of the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration in Philadelphia, the Kittinger Company was commissioned to reproduce Benjamin Franklin's desk for The Independence Hall Park Collection. Franklin's original desk is now housed at Franklin Court in Philadelphia and dates to 1770. Made of solid mahogany, this extremely rare kneehole style desk features abundant storage including three hidden compartments. The amphitheater upper drawers are shell carved and the cock-beaded lower drawers and all door panels are executed in superior crotch mahogany veneers. In addition, there are two candle drawer pulls to support the fall front. There is extensive use of dove tail joinery and complex case construction. Both inner and outer casefronts have fluted quarter columns and the case rests on beautifully executed ogee bracket feet.
Height 41 1/4″; Width 41 1/2″; Depth 22″.
T409 TABLE DESK BY KITTINGER
This elegant mahogany table desk, perfect for home or office use, features a three panel black leather tooled top, intricately inlay corner medallions and string inlay decorating its tapered legs. Not only beautiful but extremely functional with its expansive work surface and table design allowing for ease of user movement, this table desk has three locking drawers with one containing a sliding writing panel. The cock-beaded drawers are decorated with sand cast brass pulls all of which is duplicated in the faux drawers on the visitor side.
Height 30″; Width 72″; Depth 36″.
T414 LEATHER TOP WRITING DESK BY KITTINGER
This desk is well suited for use in a formal library or home office. Both beautiful and practical, it easily accommodates a large computer monitor and has five drawers with central locking. This desk features a hand-tooled leather writing surface.
Height 30 1/2″; Width 72″; Depth 36″.
T416 GEORGE WASHINGTON DESK
T432 LEATHER TOP DESK BY KITTINGER
This Rococo style writing desk elevates the standard for beauty and function. Made of the finest grained mahogany with ebony inlays, it has cabriole legs with carved leaf knees and ball and claw feet. It offers ample storage with five, central locking drawers. The front has matching simulated drawers with a slide for extra work space.
Height 30 1/2″; Width 72″; Depth 36″.
T434 EXECUTIVE DESK BY KITTINGER
This is considered to be the ultimate in executive desks. Fashioned in beautifully grained mahogany, an abundance of storage space is offered with 17 drawers and a double door cabinet. The user side of this desk is fitted with a central locking mechanism.
Height 31 1/2″; Length 79″; Depth 41″.
T438 TABLE DESK BY KITTINGER
This Sheraton mahogany table desk with its dramatic styling is among the most sought after Kittinger reproduction desks for its size and application. In the style of a true partners desk, it is beautiful from all angles with two matched locking drawers on each side and a drawer at each end. It is extremely attractive when placed in the center of a room and rests on brass casters for ease of mobility. This dramatic desk has a beautifully grained, cross-banded mahogany top with a triple beaded edge. The drawers as well as the apron are cock-beaded and the legs are gracefully turned.
Height 30″; Width 62″; Depth 30″.
T715L CUSTOM CREDENZA BY KITTINGER
Perhaps the ultimate in credenzas, this credenza is fashioned in beautifully grained mahogany and has an abundance of storage space. There are four hanging file drawers, two on each side behind cockbeaded faux fronts. All the drawers are locking and enhanced with sand cast brasses. The heart of this credenza is in the center section made for computer storage. With the flick of a switch, the scissor mechanism quietly and effortlessly lifts the computer up to work height with a pull out keyboard tray. The provenance of this piece will be supplied the buyer. Click on photo for open view.
Height 30″; Length 72″; Depth at Sides 19 1/2″; Depth at Center 26 3/8″.
WA1037 WILLIAMSBURG DESK BY KITTINGER
This desk is copied from an English antique, circa 1770. Its clean lines, compact size and numerous drawers make it a welcome addition to any room in the house.
Height 38″; Width 26 1/2″; Depth 21″; Writing Surface Height 29″.
T448 STAND-UP DESK BY KITTINGER
This beautiful stand-up desk, also known as a lectern or reading desk, is made of mahogany. With wonderful proportions and clean lines, this desk features a gallery slant top with a hand padded, burgundy leather surface, a locking drawer with partitions and ample interior storage space. The sides of this desk have the optional pull-out slides and it rests firmly on fluted legs with pierced brackets and a brass kickplate on the lower front stretcher.
Height 38″; Width 36″; Depth 28 1/2″; Height 53″.
CW 312 WILLIAMSBURG DESK TABLE BY KITTINGER
Timeless in its beauty, this reproduction Hepplewhite desk table offers endless decorating possibilities. As in the antique made by noted Baltimore cabinetmaker John Needle, circa 1810, this piece is finely detailed with holly inlay against a figured mahogany ground. Originally made for use as a dressing table for the bedroom, today this piece can also serve as a desk or small sideboard.
Height 36 5/8″; Width 37 1/4″; Depth 19 1/2″.
8807 WILLIAMSBURG CLIFTON HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS
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CW 56 WILLIAMSBURG HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER
This is a very rare, early Williamsburg reproduction highboy. It is made of dark walnut and its construction, unlike later Williamsburg adaptations, is exactly like the Massachusetts original, circa 1725-1750. It features beautiful ogees accented by acorn drops, graceful tall cabriole legs and graduated locking drawers with decorated brass pulls. This highboy will enhance the decor of any room or hall.
Height 63 1/2″; Width 40 1/2″; Depth 21 1/2″.
CW 153 WILLIAMSBURG HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER
This reproduction of an American Queen Anne high chest, circa 1760, is made of choice mahogany. It features a boldly scalloped skirt, graceful cabriole legs with carved ball and claw feet and bail and rosette brasses. This high chest provides ample storage while enhancing any room setting.
Height 69 3/4″; Width 42 3/4″; Depth 22 7/8″.
WF2662/WA1062 WILLIAMSBURG HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS BY KITTINGER
This high chest has all the hallmarks of the late Baroque and was inspired by circa 1735 Massachusetts original. The lower section of this graceful highboy has a deeply stepped center ogee flanked by shallower ogee arches and accented by acorn drops. This chest has graduated drawers with locking hardware and rests on tall cabriole legs with pad feet.
Height 63 1/4″; Width 40 3/8″; Depth 21 3/4″.
CW 190 WILLIAMSBURG BOMBÉ CHEST-ON-CHEST
OD1780 OLD DOMINION PHILADELPHIA HIGHBOY BY KITTINGER
The majestic design of this reproduction high chest of drawers is taken from a 3rd quarter 18th Century Philadelphia Rococo antique. More commonly referred to as a highboy, this chest captures many of the period's most popular design elements. Starting with a graceful open "swan neck" pediment and purposeful moldings that end in delicate flower pedal rosettes, this chest is crowned with three deftly hand carved urns with spiraling flame finials. The upper case is framed with fluted quarter columns and has eight thumb-molded drawers. The top drawer is faced with a beautifully carved medalion. The lower case has matching fluted quarter columns, five thumb-molded drawers with a matching medalion drawer. The lower case has a finely skived apron with a carved central bell flower. The drawers of this highboy, which offer great storage, are enhanced with fine reticulated sand cast brasses. This chest rests on graceful leaf carved cabriole legs with web shaped ball and claw feet. It should be noted that this chest retains its premium, all original finish.
Height 89″; Width 38″; Depth 20″.
CW 200 WILLIAMSBURG CLIFTON HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS
1866-100 CENTENNIAL HIGHBOY BY KITTINGER
In 1966 to commemorate its 100 anniversary, The Kittinger Company made a limited production of twelve high chests known as its "Centennial Highboy". This highboy is a faithful reproduction of the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection high chest part of the Yale University Art Gallery Collection. The antique chest was originally attributed to Thomas Afflect, renowned Phildelphia cabinetmaker, and dates to 1760-1780. With advanced scholarship in documenting American furniture, however, it is believed that there were relationships between various cabinet shops and use of carvers and, therefore, at present a specific shop should not be linked to this piece. This high chest is truly a masterpiece and demonstrates the high art of the cabinetmaker with its fully developed Philadelphia Rococo style. So renowned is the carving in the original that it has become known as work done by the "Garvan Carver". The Kittinger Company in this reproduction was able to recreate all the fine details of the original. This high chest is in two cases. The top case is crowned by an open pediment with bold moldings terminating in carved sunflower rossettes with crosshatched centers flanking the central cartouche. The scroll board has an applied shell flanked by streaming acanthus leaves and the upper corners are topped with flame and urn finials resting on plinths. The upper case consists of eight thumb-molded drawers of which five are locking. The corners of the upper case have fluted quarter columns. The lower case, with four thumb-molded drawers, features a carved central shell with a rosette center and is flanked by intertwining acanthus leafage. The front corners of the lower case are also fitted with fluted quarter columns and the bottom skirt features acanthus carving that flows to a central shell. The chest rests on precisely carved cabriole legs terminating in ball and claw feet. A most unusual feature of this high chest is use of ebonizing to highlight various elements.
Height 96 1/2″; Width 45 1/4″; Depth 24 3/8″.