A full service company in business since 1989 specializing in the sale of antiques, period furnishings, decorative arts, special collections and residential contents

5711 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227 


Many thanks to Shaheen, Ruth, Martin and Fonville Real Estate for the generous use of some of their photos!

​Beautiful 19th Century Home in the heart of Westhampton right off of Three Chopt road.  A jewel in the city it is listed on both the State Historic Landmarks Register and the National Landmarks Register.  The house is full of amazing 19thCentury art and eighteenth and 19thC antiques, many from Virginia and...a charming cottage converted to a gallery with original art...watercolors, oils, gouache and pen and ink art by  William Ludwell Sheppard, (b. Richmond  1833, d. Richmond 1912), and buried in Hollywood Cemetery.  Sheppard was the famed Civil War prolific illustrator who famously drew illustrations of Civil War battle scenes as well as family genre scenes published in Harper's Weekly in the 1860's.  This collection has been in Richmond and passed down through family members for over a century,  Stay tuned for photographs and more information.

Sheppard famously studied painting and sculpting in Paris and New York.  He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Richmond Howitzers and his work was published, among other places, in Harpers' Weekly and Leslie's illustrated Newspaper.  He sculpted at least three monuments in Richmond...one paying tribute to the Richmond Howitzers at Park and Harrison Street...

And that is not all....A rare yellow pine Windsor chair (see illustrations),  Original oil by Felix Thomas Sharples of Mary Eleanor Richard Mercer Garnet, wife of James Mercer Garnet, and a copy of the original Sharples painting of her husband...James Mercer Garnet, Charming pair of painted Baltimore side chairs, Mid Atlantic Pembroke table  Circa1790-1810,  unsigned oil painting of a bucolic landscape scene likely by Charles Byrd King, 1840 desk and bookcase, wonderful country walnut figured side table, charming perky 19thC splayed table with splayed legs, and all sorts of Canton and several sets of sterling silver....Also....

1.Period three piece Inlaid banquet table likely Southern
2. Eli Terry Clock
3. Early 19thc Southern inlaid bow front chest of Drawers
4. Lovely French Neoclassical Portico Clock
5.  Early Stone ware Crocks
6.Early Walnut Desk, possibly Virginia
7. Beau Brummell
8.  Small amazing Pennsylvania or Northern Maryland, Virginia Windsor Chair passed down for several generations in family
     (Hickory, poplar and Southern long leaf yellow pine..
9.  Don't forget the Felix Sharples Portrait of Mrs. James Mercer Garnet
10.  Old Rose Medallion and Canton and 19thC blue and white china.

Many many generations of this family were born and raised in Virginia so the house is rich in historic Southern Material Culture.

​Parking on Towanna Rd is very limited. Please carpool if possible. There are many levels in this 19th century home and a long driveway to access the house. Please wear walking shoes and exercise caution. Circa is not responsible for falls or mishaps. No public restrooms will be available. Please plan accordingly. 

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