Merklen Oak Halltree

Rare form oak rope twist two part halltree made by Merklen Brothers, NYC. The November 6, 1886 ad in the American Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer this hall seat is shown to be made by that company (see photo). The beveled mirror has a quarter round rope molding around it. There are four interesting brass hat hooks with a serpent motif. The frame is made of an intricate rope carving. There are metal heads on the end of each arm. One wonders how the rope twist back was constructed – a marvelous design! The feet end in wooden balls encased in a metal claw. The mirror is attached to the bench with long wooden dowels – see photo. A rare and attractive halltree!
Circa: 1900   Dimensions: 79″H x 41″W x 19″D    Finish: Excellent original     Price: $5250