Aug 28 2009

Horner-Attributed Griffin Sofa

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R.J. Horner Sofa

I was spurred into action to write up a post about this killer Horner-attributed sofa currently up for sale.  Current price is $3,150 but I don’t expect that to stand.  This is probably from the 1890-1900 timeframe and is made of mahogany.  These sofas come up from time to time and every Horner fan should own one.

I’ll let the seller provide the details:

Up for auction is this spectacular attributed to Horner sofa in mahogany adorned with full standing winged griffins, large reeded colums, and massive ball and claw feet. I could spend all day describing this fantastic piece but i’ll just give you what you need to know and let the pics say the rest. Finish is original and in very good condition. The flame mahogany used in construction is beautiful and well pronounced. The carving on this piece is world class and very detailed. An obviously well taken care of high end piece of furniture history.

More pictures, information and bidding available at the listing.
Horner Griffin



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Mar 21 2009

Horner Bedroom Suite At Ron Rhoads Ultimate Grandeur & Nautical Auction

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Ron Roads’ auction has been in operation for 50 years and was originally started by his father, Vic Rhoads. I was contacted by Ron regarding an upcoming sale that they are having which will feature a rather extroardinary bedroom suite attributed to R.J. Horner.

Due to my proximity to their location, I was able to see the suite in person and they permitted me to take photographs, which I will share below.  The link to Horner is a metal tag which was located in one of the drawers during it’s lifetime and stays with the set today.  There is a chance that the tag could have been bought and added to the set during it’s history, and I leave that open to possibility, but based on what I know from Ron, I don’t think that is the case.  I think this is the real deal.

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Jan 13 2009

Oriel Cabinet Company Dining Suite

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A dealer friend of mine, Alan Brown, became the new owner of the monumental Oriel Dining Set last year that sold at auction and that I profiled on the Rare Victorian antique furniture blog.

It is currently being offered for sale and while I last visited Alan, I decided to take some photos of the incredible carving that was executed on this set.  You can view the photos I took below or at my Flickr set.



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Nov 08 2008

R. J. Horner Mahogany Desk & Sofa Combination

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This is a combination that I never imagined that I would see – a combination kneehole desk and sofa with integrated drawers.  It has the simple lines that are typical of the transition from Victorian to the early turn of the 20th century, but true to Horner form, it sports a set of paw feet.  The label isn’t captured very well in the images but the Horner label design can be seen and the seller states that it even includes the date – 1908.

If I didn’t have a stairway that prevents it’s ascension to my office on the top floor, I would be a serious bidder.  Bidding starts at $1,999 – more information at the listing.



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Oct 17 2008

Heavily Carved Throne Chair With Lion Armrests

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Up for auction is this well-carved throne or X-chair with figural lions on the armrests. The back of the chair is especially well carved with either a man-of-the-mountain or Zeus face prominently displayed. The two handles on the chair back are also carved lion figures with open mouths and fangs.

Bidding starts at $200 and expected range is $400 to $600.  More at the listing.



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