M. Ford Creech Antiques (@mfordcreech) — Specializing in 18th c British furniture & accessories and early 20th century American art.
Richard Hayley Lever, Australian/American, 1876-1958
"DEVONSHIRE RIVER”
Watercol
Richard Hayley Lever, Australian/American, 1876-1958 "DEVONSHIRE RIVER” Watercolor on paper, with additional 1938 notation on matting verso Lever’s paintings are a marriage of Impressionism & Post Impressionism, incorporating energetic brushwork charges with movement. The paintings are also more about the joy of paint, color, light & energy than subject matter. His compositions are always very strong – most works injected with well placed blacks which illuminate the color, & make lights dazzle almost beyond reality. There is usually a touch of whimsy or play, even in the more serious or misty scenes It is said that he was deeply influenced by Van Gogh. Yet his paintings remain distinctly “Lever” - & distinctly American. Excerpts from ”RICHARD HAYLEY LEVER”, Millicent Ford Creech, for “Art Galleries & Artists of the South” AVAILABLE : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link In Bio #FineArt#HayleyLever#Lever#Harbor#Marine#MarinePainting#Landscape#Impressionism#PostImpressionism#OilPainting#19thCentury#cornwall#Early20thCentury#Collectors#Artist#Antiques#Published#Provenance#InstaArt#Australia#AmericanPainting#stives#rivertamar#Detail#Brushwork#NYC#NewYorkCity#MFordCreech
16.02.2019 21:11:37
Richard Hayley Lever,
Australian/American, 1876-1958
"DEVONSHIRE RIVER", signed
Richard Hayley Lever, Australian/American, 1876-1958 "DEVONSHIRE RIVER", signed lower left, dated 1906 Watercolor on paper, with additional 1938 notation on matting verso Hayley Lever : Born 1876, Adelaide, Australia. After early studies at the Prince Alfred Cultural Institute in Adelaide, he used an inheritance to study in England & Paris. He settled in St. Ives in Cornwall, where his luminous works of the area received immediate acclaim – as the above watercolor “Devonshire River”. In 1912, at the urging of American painter Ernest Lawson, Lever moved to America, settling in New York. He immediately fell in love with the American spirit, & became one of the most widely exhibited & collected painters of the day. He received many awards & his works were purchased by major museums. AVAILABLE : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link In Bio #FineArt#HayleyLever#Lever#Harbor#Marine#MarinePainting#Landscape#Impressionism#PostImpressionism#OilPainting#19thCentury#Early20thCentury#Collectors#Artist#Antiques#Devonshire#Provenance#StIves#RiverTamar#Cornwall#InstaArt#Australia#AmericanPainting#Detail#Brushwork#NYC#NewYorkCity#MFordCreech
16.02.2019 21:09:44
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Richard Hayley Lever, Australian/American, 1876-1958
"DEVONSHIRE RIVER”
Watercol
Richard Hayley Lever, Australian/American, 1876-1958 "DEVONSHIRE RIVER” Watercolor on paper, with additional 1938 notation on matting verso "Art is the recreation of mood in line, form and color. If I were confined to my own backyard for the rest of my life, I'd still have more pictures in my mind than I would have time to paint? Art is nothing but having a good time.” – Richard Hayley Lever Provenance : Estate of Leonard Clayton (Lever's longtime dealer & supporter) of Clayton-Liberatore Gallery, 37th Street, New York, formerly Leonard Clayton Gallery, New York, N.Y. AVAILABLE : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link In Bio #FineArt#HayleyLever#Lever#Harbor#Marine#MarinePainting#Landscape#Impressionism#PostImpressionism#OilPainting#19thCentury#Early20thCentury#Collectors#Artist#Antiques#Published#Provenance#InstaArt#Australia#AmericanPainting#StIves#RiverTamar#Cornwall#Detail#Brushwork#NYC#NewYorkCity#MFordCreech
16.02.2019 21:07:12
EACH FEBRUARY 14TH , WE CELEBRATE “LOVE” : 
the good old fashioned "romantic" lo
EACH FEBRUARY 14TH , WE CELEBRATE “LOVE” : the good old fashioned "romantic" love for sweethearts, husbands & wives, as well as love for mothers, fathers, children, dogs, cats, and cousins - for whomever - or whatever - we hold dear to our hearts, and makes our lives just so much better : "DAYS of WINE & ROSES" : Early George III Engraved Airtwist Wine, England, c1765, Engraved with 'grapes' and grape leaves; George III Jacobite Interest Facet Cut Wine, England, c1775, The bowl with polished & engraved ‘roses'. . FOR INQUIRIES : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link in Bio #Antique#Glass#GeorgeIII#Engraved#Airtwist#Wine#WineGlass#Jacobite#Outlander#Facet#England#British#Roses#Love#ValentinesDay#Collectors#February#Heart#Celebrate#EnglishAntiques#InteriorDecor#HomeDecor#DecorativeAntiques#DecorativeCollective#Design#LivingWithArt#18thCentury#Luxury#ForSale#MFordCreech
05.02.2019 19:30:37
EACH FEBRUARY 14TH , WE CELEBRATE “LOVE” : 
the good old fashioned "romantic" lo
EACH FEBRUARY 14TH , WE CELEBRATE “LOVE” : the good old fashioned "romantic" love for sweethearts, husbands & wives, as well as love for mothers, fathers, children, dogs, cats, and cousins - for whomever - or whatever - we hold dear to our hearts, and makes our lives just so much better: “PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART!” Frederick VI Silver 'Double-Heart' Hovedvansaeg, Dated 1793 Copenhagen Denmark, Assay Mark Christopher Fabritius FOR INQUIRIES : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link in Bio #Antique#FrederickVI#Silver#Hovedvansaeg#Denmark#Copenhagen#Dutch#Scandinavian#LoveToken#Roses#Love#ValentinesDay#GiftIdea#ForHer#Collectors#Heart#Celebrate#InteriorDecor#HomeDecor#HomeStyling#DecorativeAntiques#DecorativeCollective#Design#Elegant#LivingWithArt#18thCentury#Home#Luxury#ForSale#mfordcreech
05.02.2019 19:28:39
EACH FEBRUARY 14TH , WE CELEBRATE “LOVE” : 
the good old fashioned "romantic" lo
EACH FEBRUARY 14TH , WE CELEBRATE “LOVE” : the good old fashioned "romantic" love for sweethearts, husbands & wives, as well as love for mothers, fathers, children, dogs, cats, and cousins - for whomever - or whatever - we hold dear to our hearts, and makes our lives just so much better : "AIN’T NO MOUNAIN HIGH ENOUGH" George II Silver Escutcheon Bottle Ticket, 'MOUNTAIN', James Slater, London, 1739-50 on a George II Cruciform Decanter, England c1740 ('MOUNTAIN', incidentally, is a fortified 'sweet & dark' dessert wine of the 18th century). . FOR INQUIRIES : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link in Bio #Antique#GeorgeII#Engraved#Airtwist#Wine#WineGlass#Jacobite#Outlander#facet#Roses#Love#ValentinesDay#GiftIdea#Collectors#Heart#Celebrate#EnglishAntiques#Mountain#Cruciform#EnglishSilver#Silver#Decanter#DecorativeCollective#Design#LivingWithArt#18thCentury#Classic#Luxury#ForSale#MFordCreech
05.02.2019 19:21:33
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GEORGE I WALNUT & WALNUT VENEERED BACHELORS CHEST. England, c1715-20 : 
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GEORGE I WALNUT & WALNUT VENEERED BACHELORS CHEST. England, c1715-20 : The rectangular hinged fold-over top with book-matched veneers surrounded by a row of feather-banding within cross-banding, the baize lined interior opening forward over square lopers, the two short over three long drawers feather-banded & cock-beaded; with working key; retaining the ORIGINAL BRASS DROP HANDLES on PETAL MOUNTS with COTTER PINS. AVAILABLE : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link in Bio #AntiqueFurniture#VintageFurniture#Furniture#GeorgeI#Walnut#Veneered#BachelorsChest#England#Antique#EnglishAntiques#InteriorDesign#InteriorDesigner#Interior#HomeDecor#DecorativeCollective#Design#Elegant#LivingWithArt#DrawingRoom#Luxury#18thCentury#Neat#Surface#LuxuryInteriors#ForSale#mfordcreech
12.01.2019 20:26:53
GEORGE I WALNUT & WALNUT VENEERED BACHELORS CHEST. England, c1715-20 : 
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GEORGE I WALNUT & WALNUT VENEERED BACHELORS CHEST. England, c1715-20 : The rectangular hinged fold-over top with book-matched veneers surrounded by a row of feather-banding within cross-banding, the baize lined interior opening forward over square lopers, the two short over three long drawers feather-banded & cock-beaded; with working key; retaining the ORIGINAL BRASS DROP HANDLES on PETAL MOUNTS with COTTER PINS. AVAILABLE : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link in Bio #AntiqueFurniture#VintageFurniture#Furniture#GeorgeI#Walnut#Veneered#BachelorsChest#England#Antique#EnglishAntiques#InteriorDesign#InteriorDesigner#Interior#HomeDecor#DecorativeCollective#Design#Elegant#LivingWithArt#DrawingRoom#Luxury#18thCentury#Neat#Surface#LuxuryInteriors#ForSale#mfordcreech
12.01.2019 20:23:13
GEORGE I WALNUT & WALNUT VENEERED BACHELORS CHEST. England, c1715-20 : 
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GEORGE I WALNUT & WALNUT VENEERED BACHELORS CHEST. England, c1715-20 : The rectangular hinged fold-over top with book-matched veneers surrounded by a row of feather-banding within cross-banding, the baize lined interior opening forward over square lopers, the two short over three long drawers feather-banded & cock-beaded; with working key; retaining the ORIGINAL BRASS DROP HANDLES on PETAL MOUNTS with COTTER PINS. AVAILABLE : mfcreech@bellsouh.net Link in Bio #AntiqueFurniture#VintageFurniture#Furniture#GeorgeI#Walnut#Veneered#BachelorsChest#England#Antique#EnglishAntiques#InteriorDesign#InteriorDesigner#Interior#HomeDecor#DecorativeCollective#Design#Elegant#LivingWithArt#DrawingRoom#Luxury#18thCentury#Neat#Surface#LuxuryInteriors#ForSale#mfordcreech
12.01.2019 20:21:39
“WE'LL TAK A CUP O' KINDNESS YET,
FOR AULD LANG SYNE” : 
EARLY GEORGE II SILVER
“WE'LL TAK A CUP O' KINDNESS YET, FOR AULD LANG SYNE” : EARLY GEORGE II SILVER TOT CUP, George Greenhill Jones, London, 1731 The small silver" tot cup" (a "PARTING, GREETING & FRIENDSHIP CUP") with flaring folded rim & cast spreading foot, the side with contemporary scratched initials W.C; fully marked beneath the foot "TOT CUPS" are small cups, usually footed as a beaker, & dram size - about 2 inches. From c1670 to 1760, these were often handed to riders before or after a hunt, or as a "friendship or parting cup" to riders at the beginning or end of a journey. Tot cups are the predecessor of the later "stirrup cups", & likewise meant to be drunk without putting the vessel down. Early tot cups are relatively scarce. . AVAILABLE : MFordCreexh@bellsouth.net . #Silver#drinkingcups#British#totcup#friendship#cup#beaker#stirrup cup #tumbler#drinking#accessories#18thcentury#spirits#wine#auldlangsyne#George II #britishantiques#britishsilver#collectibles#mfordcreech
31.12.2018 18:53:29
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“FOR AULD LANG SYNE, MY JO,
FOR AULD LANG SYNE.”
(Translating : And for long, lo
“FOR AULD LANG SYNE, MY JO, FOR AULD LANG SYNE.” (Translating : And for long, long ago, my dear, For long, long ago) ENGLISH BACCHANALIAN SILVER WINE TASTER, Rosenthal, Jacob & Co, London, 1884 Honoring the revelry of ages past, a delightful Victorian silver wine taster elaborately embossed in tribute to the smiling Roman god Bacchus, surrounded by a matted ground & scrolling foliage encircling flowerheads; the pin dot rim scalloping with minute piercing that very mysteriously does not leak. . AVAILABLE : MFCreech@BellSouth.net . #Tastevin#WineTaster#Silver#Bacchus#Dionysus#revelry#spirits#wine#Greek#Roman#Mythology#Victoriansilver#victorian#antique#antiquesilver#19thcentury#british#england#cheers#happynewyear#sip#taste#britishsilver#collectible#accessories#mfordcreech#neworleans#mardigras
31.12.2018 18:50:01
“SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT, AND NEVER BROUGHT TO MIND?
SHOULD AULD ACQU
“SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT, AND NEVER BROUGHT TO MIND? SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT, AND AULD LANG SYNE.” FINE VICTORIAN CAST SILVER HERALDIC BOTTLE STOPPER, For the Families of Boucher / Bourcher / Bourchier : ‘An old man's head in profile couped at the shoulders proper on the head a cap turned down in front’. The crest was borne by the Bourchiers, the Earls of Ewe and Essex, & the Barons Bourchier. This duel earldom fell into extinction for want of a male heir in 1539, whilst the barony fell into abeyance in 1646. However, there undoubtedly continued into the 19th century gentry families into who still continued the name of Boucher or one of its variants, & for whom this heraldic bottle stopper was cast. HERALDRY, John Tunesi of Liongam, England THE BOTTLE STOPPER, William Hunter, London 1868 Garter stall-plate of Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex, 2nd Count of Eu (1404-1483), nominated as a Knight of the Garter in 1452. St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Inscribed above: "Mons. Henry Bourcheher le Count de Essex". . AVAILABLE : mfcreech@bellsouth.net . #antiquesilver#wine#accessories#bottlestopper#heraldry#crest#armorial#bottlecork#Essex#Ewe#Peerage#Boucher#Bourcher#cork#cheers#happynewyear#Bourchier#Victoriansilver#earldom#victorian#silver#britishsilver#collectible#luxury#19thcentury#mfordcreech
31.12.2018 18:45:50
EAT – DRINK – & BE MERRY!

MATCHED SET OF 3 WILLIAM & MARY / WILLIAM  III SILVER
EAT – DRINK – & BE MERRY! MATCHED SET OF 3 WILLIAM & MARY / WILLIAM III SILVER TREFID SPOONS, crested en Suite with a talbot’s head out of a mural coronet; London; Francis Archbold, 1699 / John Cory, 1694/ 1692 Partially Struck (Archbold) . (1) Britannia spoon by Francis Archbold, 1699 (Grimwade #82), reeded rattail attachment. . (2) John Cory, 1694, beaded rattail attachment (London Silver Spoonmakers,1500-1697, Timothy Kent. p. 49, #59) . (3) Francis Archbold, (rubbed mark) 1692, reeded rattail attachment. John Cory worked at the “Signe of the Golden Cupp” 1697-1722, & Archbold c1700. 4.5 oz. total / 7 5/8” SPECIALIZING IN PLUM PUDDING! . AVAILABLE : MFCreech@Bellsouth.net www.MFordCreech.com . #Eat#Drink#BeMerry#HappyHolidays#MerryChristmas#HolidayFeast#trefidSpoon#cutlery#WilliamandMary#WilliamIII#MakersMark#17thCentury#SilverSpoon#Silver#BritishSilver#British#England#BritishAntiques#Design#Handmade#Craft#spoons#ChristmasTable#InteriorDesign#LuxuryGoods#Collectible#Collector#mfordcreech
22.12.2018 23:19:09
EAT – DRINK – & BE MERRY! *GEORGE II BALUSTER WINE GLASS, England, c1730 / 5.75”
EAT – DRINK – & BE MERRY! *GEORGE II BALUSTER WINE GLASS, England, c1730 / 5.75” High Of quite heavy weight, the bell bowl with teared solid base, above a teared inverted baluster and a teared ball knop, raised on a conical folded foot . *EARLY GEORGE III ENGRAVED AIRTWIST STEM WINE, England, c1765 / 6.75” High Heavy weight, the bell bowl with multiple airtwists descending from the deep base to a thick stem, the rim well engraved with large grape leaves, grape clusters and tendrils, raised on a conical foot . *QUEEN ANNE HEAVY BALUSTER DRINKING GLASS, England, c1710 / 5.75” High Conical bowl with deep solid base with tear, the stem having an elongated tea, from the wide angular knop through the lower ball knop, raised on a spreading folded foot. SPECIALIZING IN ANYTHING YOU LIKE! . AVAILABLE : MFCreech@Bellsouth.net www.MFordCreech.com . #Eat#Drink#BeMerry#HappyHolidays#MerryChristmas#HolidayFeast#GeorgeII#heavyBaluster#baluster#WineGlass#18thCentury#Engraved#Airtwist#Drinking#QueenAnne#FoldedFoot#Wine#Barware#England#British#BritishAntiques#Design#Handmade#Craft#ChristmasTable#InteriorDesign#LuxuryGoods#Collectible#Collector#MFordCreech
22.12.2018 23:16:14
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EAT – DRINK – & BE MERRY!
RARE & UNUSUAL CARVED BURR WALNUT GUGLET (BOTTLE VASE)
EAT – DRINK – & BE MERRY! RARE & UNUSUAL CARVED BURR WALNUT GUGLET (BOTTLE VASE) Probably English, & 17th Century, 6” High The walnut root whimsically carved as a bottle vase, the neck a ‘grinning’ female in the manner of Rhineland Stoneware Bellarmine or Bartmann Jugs, wearing a 12-13th century female cloth headdress. In the 16th century, wines and beers were drawn from barrels into bottles of stoneware or leather - some with the face of a bearded man (often associated with the fearsome inquisitor Cardinal Bellarmine). These vessels were also frequently used as ‘witch bottles’, to protect from evil spirits or hexes. This entailed filling the jugs with all manner ‘exotic articles’, burying it below the fireplace or on hidden elsewhere on the property for protection. These jugs also were later used for casting ‘good spells’. . AVAILABLE : MFCreech@Bellsouth.net www.MFordCreech.com . #Eat#Drink#BeMerry#MerryChristmas#HolidayFeast#Rare#Walnut#Wood#Guglet#Witches#castingspells#Carved#17thCentury#Vase#FemaleForm#WalnutRoot#Protection#EvilSpirits#Hex#England#British#BritishAntiques#Design#Handmade#Craft#christmastablescape#LuxuryGoods#Collectible#Collector#mfordcreech
22.12.2018 23:12:06
THREE GEORGE II SILVER ESCUTCHEON FORM BOTTLE TICKETS, England, c1739-50. Each o
THREE GEORGE II SILVER ESCUTCHEON FORM BOTTLE TICKETS, England, c1739-50. Each of early escutcheon form, the names within chased vine decoration on a matted ground : •GEORGE II SILVER ESCUTCHEON BOTTLE TICKET, ‘MOUNTAIN’, James Slater, London, 1739-50 •RARE GEORGE II SILVER ESCUTCHEON BOTTLE TICKET, ‘CLARET’, Thomas Rush, London c1740. •RARE GEORGE II SILVER ESCUTCHEON BOTTLE TICKET, 'WHITE.WINE' William Cripps, London, 1743-50; “William Cripps is a very scarce maker of wine labels.” • The ‘MOUNTAIN’ bottle ticket shown on a c1740 Cruciform decanter, sided by a Queen Anne heavy baluster glass (left) & a George II baluster wine (right). • • AVAILABLE - mfcreech@bellsouth.net www.mfordcreech.com • #GeorgeII#Silver#BottleTicket#Bottle#Wine#Barware#Accessories#Claret#Mountain#WhiteWine#RedWine#Rare#QueenAnne#Glass#Glasses#heavybaluster#18thcentury#England#British#BritishAntiques#Gift#decanter#HolidayGift#Collector#Collectible#Cruciform#Handmade#Antiques#Antique#MFordCreech
15.12.2018 21:22:24
WILLIAM & MARY WALNUT & OLIVEWOOD OYSTER VENEERED & MARQUETRY DOCUMENT /  LACE B
WILLIAM & MARY WALNUT & OLIVEWOOD OYSTER VENEERED & MARQUETRY DOCUMENT / LACE BOX, England, c1690 : retaining its original sun-faded & patinated surfaces, having a hinged cover of ‘oyster veneer’ & circular inlaid boxwood marquetry & banding above a highly figured walnut frieze, & opening to an unlined interior; with the original iron hinges & lock. 15.25” x 11.25” x 4.75” The most common woods used were cocus, princeswood, or with transverse cuts only, walnut & olive. Although ‘laburnum’ is frequently listed in oyster veneering, according to Adam Bowett, most examples examined have been found to be one of the aforementioned timbers. • AVAILABLE - mfcreech@bellsouth.net www.mfordcreech.com • #WilliamandMary#Walnut#Olivewood#Oyster#LaceBox#Lace#Box#Surface#Boxwood#InteriorDesign#Timber#Accessories#Wood#England#British#BritishAntiques#Luxury#Luxurygoods#Office#Gift#HolidayGift#Collector#Collectible#Design#Handmade#Antiques#Antique#MFordCreech
15.12.2018 21:21:28
JAMES I SILVER APOSTLE SPOON, ‘JAMES THE LESS’, John Saunders, London 1616-17 :
JAMES I SILVER APOSTLE SPOON, ‘JAMES THE LESS’, John Saunders, London 1616-17 : The tapering hexagonal stem surmounted by an apostle finial of James the Less, holding a fuller’s bat with club end in his right hand & a book in his left, his nimbus with a sacred dove. MARKS : Stem - date mark, lion passant & maker’s mark; bowl - leopard’s head & a later household or retailer’s mark BA. “JAMES THE LESS” : Son of Alphaeus, he was identified with the man the New Testament denotes as “the Lord’s brother”. If true, then this James was leader of the Christian church in Jerusalem. 7” Long / 2 oz. • AVAILABLE - mfcreech@bellsouth.net www.mfordcreech.com • #JamesI#Silver#ApostleSpoon#London#British#England#BritishAntiques#17thcentury#Apostle#DateMark#NewTestament#Christianity#Christian#Jerusalem#Collector#Collectible#Design#Handmade#Antiques#Antique#Gift#HolidayGift#MFordCreech
15.12.2018 21:19:57
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