R.J. Horner Figural Mahogany Set
Monumental 12 Pc. R.J. Horner Figural Mahogany Dining Room Set
Monumental R.J. Horner Figural Mahogany Dining Room Set. 12 Pc. Figural carved set includes a selection of the best American carved pieces of its time. The set is in a deep untouched original finish and in mint condition; the solid carving and variations, shown in each of these pieces, highlight the peak of one of the greatest furniture makers. Circa 1890
Sold for $100,300.00
The 60″ table features massive legs with winged maiden busts, acanthus leaf carvings at the waist over a curved base with bell flower blossoms on the sides and hairy paw feet; solid deeply carved center pedestal, scroll carved apron with mythical lion’s heads, stranded leaf and vine pattern with bows in between. Complete with 3 leaves measuring 14″. Stands 31 ½” high.
The sideboard has large winged griffins supporting the bevel mirrored back, muscular mountain men with goat’s heads at the waist, the 2 door panels have 3 figural putti in a medallion over a gargoyle head centered in scrolling floral, ribbon and leaf carving. 2 wide drawers with figural fronts and 3 smaller drawers set between the partitions with oversized lion’s head pulls. The pierce carved crest has a center medallion with large winged putti and mountain men on the outside; complete with unusual paw feet, centered with faces. 95″H x 73″W x 29″.
Beautiful double door bow front china cabinet with figural maiden busts over scrolling pilasters and acanthus leaf carving holding lion’s heads on the front. The frieze has a pair of winged griffins with an urn in between foliage carvings and centered between lion’s heads; pierce carved crest with center medallion, winged putti and eagle finials. 87″H x 55″W x 19″.
Server has a pair of standing mountain men supports, the outside arm holds up the top, the inside arm hold a ram’s head with drapery, scroll carving on the sides over a cluster of summer fruit with exposed feet and a serpentine lower shelf. The bow front top has a center drawer with a pair of winged griffins and an urn in between foliate carvings and centered between lion’s heads; backsplash is topped with a pierce carved crest with a center medallion, winged putti and stylized fleur-de-lis corners. 61″H x 54″W x 23″D.
Set of 8 chairs with inverted medallion backs, figural maiden busts on the sides over acanthus leaf carving and swirling leaves on the thick crests; serpentine seat rails, carved cabriole legs and claw feet. The two armchairs are garnished with figural griffin supports carved with the finest detail. Losses to upholstery, frames are excellent! 2 Armchairs are 45″ high and the side chairs are 42 ½” high.