Decorating with Country Primitives

Decorating with Country Primitives

A local country primitive decorating store recently went out of business and we were fortunate enough to snag a few of their items at auction.  These items are not antique, but they are great country decorations that would add charm to any home. We have items ranging from wrought iron hooks, towel holders and votive… Read More

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South Newmarket NH?

When they talk about the good ole’ days I picture old New England towns, horse drawn buggies bouncing over dirt packed roads, steam engines and railroads and people who become happy and successful through hard work and perseverance. Case in point, take Amos Paul. Mr. Paul was the third child of Nathanial Paul and Mary… Read More

When NOT to Repurpose

When done correctly, I am all for the repurposing world.  Being in the antique business, I find that many of the “traditionalists” cringe when they see old pieces transformed into something different.  I live with one such traditionalist.  We’ve come to an agreement on when we can repurpose a piece, the idea being if it… Read More



This is an Oak Secretary or Parlor Desk. It has paneled sides both on the base & desk top. The drop front desk, has an incised carved design on the desk front panel.

Inside there are several small “Pigeonholes” for letters, etc.,2 small drawers and other storage space, plus the writing surface.  There is a nice carved bead type design around the desk’s top, as well as around the door to the writing surface.

The chest below, has 4 small drawers on each side of a double door cabinet.  A medium size door is just above the cabinet.  All the hardware is brass.  This is all original, has been hand-refinished, and ready for your home.

Size is 47″high



Gunn Barrister BookcaseGunn Furniture Co. Mission Barrister (1899-1913)

This great bookcase is fully functional and ready to add class to any living area.

Gunn stacking bookcases were distinguished by the lack of external side bands.  The doors were hooked on slides and with the aid of a roller bearing, NOT the scissor-style assembly found on the Globe-Wernicke.

This still has the original wavy glass and part of the red GRM triangular logo. This logo represented the Furniture Manufacturer’s Association of Grand Rapids and was only used from 1899 to 1913.

Dimensions are: 47” Tall, 35” Wide, 12” Deep


5-original Schell Lewis signed charcoal drawings. 1959 & 1967

O’CONNOR & KILHAMThe architectural firm is O’Connor and Kilham who also designed the two-story wing for the Metropolitan Museum. O’Connor’s work includes the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library at Princeton, O’Connor’s Alma Mater