Bonhams American Furniture and Decorative Arts department features the finest in early American formal and country furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, while our strong decorative arts offering encompasses folk art, paintings, clocks, ceramics, metalware and more.
Through the merge of Bonhams Skinner, we hold several important auction records for fine American furniture, including the sale of a 19th century Japanned high chest which achieved $1.9 million at Bonhams Skinner Boston in 2004 - the record for a piece of American furniture sold at auction in New England.
At its roots, American furniture visibly resembles its English, French, and Dutch predecessors. Adapted to suit the local materials, tastes and crafts of each major region, their innovations exhibited the skill and creativity of American craftsmen throughout the young nation.
Buying and selling American furniture at Bonhams
Today, American furniture from both urban and rural shops comes to auction regularly, with something for every level of collector. Whether your interest is in the finest Boston Neoclassical case furniture or a straightforward Windsor bowback chair, you will find objects to fit your home and your collection. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.