Art October, 12 2009

Antique Dealer Spotlight | Nathan Liverant & Son

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Located in Colchester, CT, Nathan Liverant & Son Antiques has actively been dealing in fine examples of 18th and 19th century Americana since the 1920s. Current specialization focuses on pieces of Connecticut and New England furniture made before 1840 (roughly speaking this date is a bit of a cut off between hand and machine manufacture). Arthur Liverant, a third generation dealer and now owner of Nathan Liverant & Son, is one of the most engaging and knowledgeable characters in the industry. His eye for furniture and related decorative arts continually unearths new gems, making the shops stock a joy to explore.

Above is a miniature chest of drawers of mahogany. Built between 1825-1835, it bares the inscription “S.L. Torrey, 1830.” A very handsome little piece.

A few more bits that caught the eye after the jump. First a set of 19th-century cast iron banks. Second, a matched set of 5 Walnut Chippendale side chairs with “owl eye” splats, MA, 1750-80.