Sep 10 2008

R.J. Horner Furniture at Grand View Antiques & Auction

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Grand View Antiques and Auction will be having a sale on September 13th, 2008 and there are several R.J. Horner-attributed items coming up for bid.

The image to the left is the base of a table that they are attributing to Horner and what I cannot tell from the images or description is whether the leaves, which extend the table to 128″, are original and match the ends of the table.

As time passes with these antique tables, the leaves often get lost and get remade, without the side gadrooning and with mixed results on matching the original table finish and grain.

This sale also has 3 pieces of faux bamboo furniture for which Horner is about as famous for as he is for his griffin furniture.

I’m unaware of any of the pieces in this sale sporting a label to confirm their maker, but nonetheless, fans of Horner will appreciate the items regardless of the maker being Horner or not.

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Aug 06 2007

R.J. Horner Dining Set – Man of the Mountain Pattern

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Coming up for auction on August 15th is a complete R.J. Horner (attributed) dining set with a total of 10 pieces: sideboard, china, server, dining table with 4 leaves and 6 chairs. Bidding starts at $5,500 but expected range is in the $60s.

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Apr 30 2007

Winged Griffin Horner Dining Set

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As usual, you can always count on Bradford’s Antiques to bring a great R.J. Horner piece up for sale. In this case, it is pieces – plural, with a great full dining set of quartersawn oak. This set is in unbelievable restored condition and would be the highlight of any dining room, heck, highlight of any house. One thing about this table that I don’t like relative to other tables from Horner that I’ve seen – the skirts on the table leaves are not carved to match the table ends. Not a problem, really, just a nice-to-have. Bidding starts at $5,000 but the final value will be far north of that. Make sure you bid by May 10th if you are interested! More from Bradfords’ listing text:

R.J. Horner Winged Griffin Quartersawn Oak Dining Set
Table, China Cabinet, Sideboard & 10 chairs
Best of the Best
Heavily Carved Table Skirt
12 Original Leaves
I made the 12 leaves @ 9″ into 6 leaves @ 18″ by joining two together
(makes for a much more solid and better looking table)
Fully Skirted Leaves
(done at my shop in Liberty)
Table Opens to 14 Feet!
Check out the Detail on the Griffins!
Split Pedestal with Massive Floating Center Leg
Original Pedestal and Top Locking Mechanism
The Table is Rock Solid with All the Leaves In or Out
Rolls Easily on 7 Original Castors
8 Side Chairs and 2 Captains
Massive Chairs Carved Top to Bottom
All Reglued and Reupholstered in a Beautiful Burgandy Cut Velvet
Huge Chairs Rock Solid
Arms: 49″ tall & 27″ wide
Sides: 48″ tall & 20″ wide
Hidden Drawer In the Top Crest with Demon Carved Pull
Large Beveled Mirror
Tons of Storage Felted Silverware Drawer
Bowed Front with Relief Carved Drawers and Drawers with Carved Pulls
Two Doors with Original hardware and Functioning Locks
Height: 68 inches
Width: 72 inches
Depth: 26 inches
Relief Carved Serpentine Crest Rail
wo Detailed Winged Griffins
Serpentine Front
Beveled Mirror
Carved Columns
Mirrored Interior
Four Oak Shelves Double Grooved for Display
All Original Glass
Original Hardware
Functioning Lock with Key
Height: 79 inches
Width: 51 inches
Depth: 19 inches
This is one Incredible RJ Horner Dining Set
It is in Amazing Condition with No Problems
No Major Repairs of any Kind!
In Mint Restored Condition

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