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"International Collector's Library" Book Collection (25 Volumes)

Item #: I.C.L.Books
Description: "International Collector's Library" Book Collection (25 Volumes)
Titles Include: "War and Peace", "Crime and Punishment", "Madame Bovary", "Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Crusades", "Brothers Karamazov", "The Robe", "A Connecticut Yankee", "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", "The Fountainhead", "Ben Hur", "House of the Seven Gables", "The Scarlet Letter", "Rabble in Arms", "The Moonstone", "Last Days of Pompeii", "Adam Bede", "The Old Curiosity Shop", "Lost Horizon", "Picture of Dorian Gray", "Ivanhoe", "Rebecca", "Green Mansions", "Dracula/Frankenstein", & "Of Human Bondage".
Sold as a Collection or Separately

Comments: All Time Classics in nice bindings.
Price: $10 & Up Each Volume

Antique Grain Painted, Stenciled & Pinstriped Cane Seat Chair
Item #: AF1723
Description: Fancy side chair having grain painting, stenciling and pinstriping. Woven cane seat (newly replaced).
Materials: Wood frame. Cane seat.
Dimensions: Height: 33-1/2", 17-1/2" seat. Width: 18". Depth: 16".
Locality and Period: American. c.1800's.
Comments: Multi-color painted decorative details. Fresh cane seat.

Price: $98.00


Pair Antique Hudson River School Original Pastels   

Item #: WA415
Description: Pair of original pastel paintings on paper in the manner of the "Hudson River School". Mounted under glass in matching period gilt frames.
Materials: Pastel on paper. Under glass in gilt frame.
Dimensions: Height: 15-1/4" (framed), 10" (pastel). Width: 27-1/4" (framed), 22" (pastel).
Locality and Period: American. c.1890.
Comments: Rare matching pair of period original pastel paintings. 
Price: ***SOLD***


Antique Black & Gold Pedestal Statuary or Fern Stand
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Tall carved wood pedestal fern stand. Shell and acanthus leaf carved detail with gold highlights.  
Painted wood.
Height: 48". Width: 12". Depth: 12".
Locality and Period: 
American. c.1900.
Tall, slender proportions for planters or statuary.

Price: ***SOLD***

Masonic Temple "Beehive" Bell Chime
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Description: 4 note graduated bell chime mounted on wooden base.
Materials: Brass bells. Wooden base.
Dimensions: Height: 9-1/2". Width: 9". Depth: 9".
Locality and Period: Unknown maker. c.1900.
Comments: Designed in a "Beehive" shape.
Price: ***SOLD***


Antique Upholstered Footstool with "Heart" Side Cutouts
Item #: AF1706
Description: Diminutive footstool with padded plush upholstered top. Sides having "Heart" cutout panels that form legs. Turned spindles support upholstered top.
Materials: Walnut. Upholstered top.
Dimensions: Height: 11". Width: 16". Depth: 8".
Locality and Period: American. c.1900.
Comments: Desirable diminutive size with unique "heart" side cutouts.

Price: $49.00

Victorian Walnut & Burl Drop-front Secretary Bookcase Circa 1870
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Description: 2 piece secretary bookcase. Upper section: Dramatic upper cornice crown with burl highlights. 2 glass doors with shaped paneled frames open to shelved bookcase interior. Paneled drop-front opens to reveal secretary interior and lined writing surface. Lower section: Single burl paneled full length drawer with "teardrop" pulls, 2 burl paneled cupboard doors for additional storage. Shaped bracket feet. 
Materials: Walnut, burl walnut. Pine secondary
Dimensions: Height: 96". Width: 36". Depth: 21-1/2".
Locality and Period: Unknown maker. c.1870.
Comments: Elegant proportions and burl decorative design work.
Price: $795.00

Antique Cherry 1 Drawer Work Table

Item #: AF1708

Description: Work table with plain edge, overhanging top. Single dovetail constructed drawer with turned "mushroom" pull. Elegantly turned legs terminating in turned vase and ball feet.

Materials: Cherry. Pine secondary.

Dimensions: Height: 29-1/2". Width: 22-1/4". Depth: 19-3/4".

Locality and Period: American. c.1875.

Comments:  Useful for use as a bedside, end or lamp table.  

Price: ***SOLD***

Antique Pedestal Statuary or Fern Stand
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Heavily proportioned fern or statuary stand with molded octagon top. Vase shaped, segmented column. Layered octagon base with bun feet. 
Rosewood solids and veneers. Various secondary woods.
Height: 29-1/2". Width: 17-1/42". Depth: 16".
Locality and Period: 
American. c.1890.
Substantial proportions for larger planters or statuary.

Price: ***SOLD***

Antique Brass Umbrella & Cane Stand
Item #: AF1693
Description: Heavy brass stand shaped as an upside-down umbrella. 5 Upper rings to hold canes and/or umbrellas. Lower drip pan shaped as an opened umbrella
Materials: Brass.
Dimensions: Height: 32". Width: 12". Depth: 10-1/2".
Locality and Period: American. c.1900.
Comments:  Unique umbrella shaped stand.

Price: ***SOLD***

Antique Hubley Cast Iron Boston Terrier Doorstop
Item #: G5079
Description: Heavy cast iron doorstop of a Boston Terrier dog in original paint.
Materials: Cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 10-1/4". Width: 10". Depth: 4-1/2".
Locality and Period: Pennsylvania. c.1900.
Comments:  The Hubley Manufacturing Company was an American producer of a wide range of cast iron toys, doorstops and bookends.

Price: $195.00

Antique "TONK" Cast & Wrought Iron Piano/Organ Stool
Item #: AF1691
Description: Adjustable height piano or organ stool with cast and wrought iron base. Twisted wrought iron tripod leg base. Upholstered 15" round adjustable seat which spins from 17" to 22" high. Cast maker's mark on underside "TONK, CHICAGO & NEW YORK".
Materials: Cast & wrought iron. Upholstered wooden seat.
Dimensions: Height: 17"-22". Width: 18". Depth: 16".
Locality and Period: Chicago & New York. c.1890.
Comments: Made by Tonk Manufacturing Co. Sturdy construction in Victorian design.

Price: $195.00

Antique Pine Plank Top Trestle Table

Item #: AF1676

Description: Large plank table top supported by 2 legs with trestle support connected with through mortise & tenons. Shaped shoe feet..

Materials: Pine.

Dimensions: Height: 29". Width: 73". Depth: 30".

Locality and Period: American. c.1875.

Comments:  Honey pine patina. Sturdy mortise & tenon construction.  

Price: $595.00

"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote (Early Printing)

Item #: H2534
Description: In Cold Blood is a non-fiction novel by American author Truman Capote, first published in 1966. It details the 1959 murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas. 

First Printing Thus.

Published by Random House, New York.
Materials: Maroon cloth boards with gilt title and authors "TC" initials. Deckle front page edge. Black top edge stain.
Dimensions: Height: 8-5/8". Width: 6".
Locality and Period: New York. 1965.
Comments: Clean, tight volume with good early dust cover. Blind stamp in lower right back cover
Price: ***SOLD***

Large Kansas City Theme Mural by Adolfo Gustavo Martinez
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Description: Very Large Mural,16' Wide x 6' Tall. 4-48" wide sections on plywood panels. Vivid, vibrant colors depicting Kansas City's legendary under belly with the Power & Light Building and Union Station in the background. Adolfo Gustavo Martinez was commissioned to create this wonderful depiction of an era in which Kansas City was deeply involved in the Organized Crime World. This colorful Mural was created by Martinez, born and raised in Kansas City, his multicultural heritage, perspective and artistic depth are revealed in these narrative paintings. This Mural was originally displayed in Sutera's Restaurant in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. Years ago, Sutera’s Restaurant was a popular joint that served hot Scicilian food with an even hotter side of sports gambling. Sutera’s was a clubhouse of sorts for some of Kansas City’s most high profile mob figures. (The Pitch)
Materials: 4-48" wide plywood panels.
Dimensions: Height: 6 feet. Width: 16 feet.
Locality and Period: French. c.1990.
Comments: Kansas City themed mural by a noted Kansas City native artist. 
Price: $995.00

Antique G. & J.W. Hawksley Stag Powder Flask
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Description: Powder flask with embossed full body stag, stag heads and oak leaves decorations. Graduated measure cap with open lever.
Materials: Embossed copper. Nickle plated measure cap.
Dimensions: Height: 9". Width: 4-1/2". Depth: 1-1/2".
Locality and Period: Sheffield, England. c.1900.
Comments: Marked "G. & J. W. Hawksley on measure cap. Very nice stag motif decoration for the black powder outdoorsman, hunter or reenactor.
Price: ***SOLD***

Cast & Wrought Iron "Armillary" Garden Ornament
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Description: Heavy cast iron base supporting wrought iron rings and cast iron arrow.
Materials: Cast & wrought iron.
Dimensions: Height: 26-1/2". Width: 21-1/2". Depth: 20".
Locality and Period: Unknown maker. c.1900.
Comments: An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky, consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features, such as the ecliptic. 
Price: $240.00

Bohemian Ruby Red Glass Lustre with 10 Crystals

Item #: G5023
Description: Tall ruby red glass lustre with scalloped top edge. 10 hanging crystals with top buttons.
Materials: Ruby red glass. Hanging crystals with buttons.
Dimensions: Height: 13". Width: 6-1/2". Depth: 6-1/2"
Locality and Period: Eastern Europe. c.1900.
Comments: Deep ruby red glass with gilt decoration (some wear to gilt). 
Price: ***SOLD***

Antique Rosewood & Brass Inlaid Lap Desk Circa 1850

Item #: G5004

Description: Rosewood construction with intricate brass inlaid decoration. Hinged lid opens to writing slant having tooled leather writing surface. Lower storage compartment for storing stationery and envelopes. Upper compartment with inkwell and writing utensil crib. Spring loaded secret compartment conceals 2 small drawers. Original lock with maker's mark "J BRAMAH, 124 PICCADILLY" (London).

Materials: Rosewood. Brass Inlay.

Dimensions: Height: 4-3/4". Width: 14". Depth: 9-1/2".

Locality and Period: England or America. c.1850.

Comments:   Very much used as officer's field desks during American Civil War. Note some minor missing brass filigree trim.

Price: $295.00

Antique Metal Toleware Spice Box & Containers

Item #: G5008

Description: Toleware metal, hinged lid box with bail handle. Interior contains six dome lid spice containers marked: GINGER, MACE, ALLSPICE, CINNAMON, CLOVES, NUTMEGS.
Materials: Toleware metal.

Dimensions: Height: 3-3/4". Width: 9-1/2". Depth: 6-1/2".

Locality and Period: America. c.1900.

Comments:  Tight fitting lid containers for storing valuable spices. 

Price: $59.00

Antique Pair Webster Co. Sterling Silver Hair Brushes
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Description: Pair oval shaped sterling silver, bristle hair brushes. Sterling handles marked "STERLING" and having the Webster Co. hallmark. Engraved with the initials "A E T" in elegant cursive.
Materials: Sterling silver handles. bristle brush.

Dimensions: Height: 2-3/4". Width: 4-1/2". Depth: 2-1/2".
Locality and Period: North Attleboro, Massachusetts. c.1900.
Comments: Manufactured by Webster Co. in North Attleboro, Massachusetts c.1900.
Price: $59.00 Pair

Cast Concrete "Winter" Season Garden Statue 
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Description:  Cast concrete garden statue of a cherubic child robed to protect against the winter cold.
Materials: Cast concrete.
Dimensions: Height: 27-3/4". 
Locality and Period: American. c. 20th century.
Comments: Large, heavy statuary suitable for outdoor garden display or indoors.   
Price: $95.00


Antique Carved & Turned Decorated Book or Plant Stand

Item #: AF1668
Description: Dark stained wooden stand with carved and turned trim decoration. Open shelved back for book storage.
Materials: Stained wood.
Dimensions: Height: 33". Width: 20-1/4". Depth: 12-3/4".
Locality and Period: American. c.1890.
Comments:  Probably originally from a church as a Bible stand. 
Price: $155.00

Antique Terra Cotta Maritme Pipe & Match Holder
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Description: Painted terra cotta pipe and match holder featuring a sailor figure holding his pipe. Pipe holder having a ship motif on front and a tobacco leaf on the reverse. Coiled rope match holder. Anchor and rope on base.
Materials: Painted terra cotta.

Dimensions: Height: 7-1/4". Width: 6". Depth: 6".
Locality and Period: American. c.1900.
Comments: Nice decorative piece of tobacciana. Pipes etc. sold separately.
Price: $89.00

Pair McCoy Matte Green Vases
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Description: Glazed art pottery vases in matte green and tan glaze..
Materials: Glazed art pottery.
Dimensions: Height: 6-1/4". Width: 3-3/4". Depth: 3-3/4".
Locality and Period: Roseville, OH. c.1910-20.
Comments: Nice matching pair in desirable matte green glaze.
Price: $69.00 Pair

American Federal Hepplewhite 2 over 3 Drawer "Sally Hall" Chest
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Description: Slightly over-hanging top with inlaid banded edge. Inlaid name "Sally Hall" below top. 2 half-length drawers over 3 full-length drawers with inlaid stringing. Hand cut dovetail drawer construction. Unique "Thistle" stamped brass pulls. Shaped lower skirt with out-swept French feet. 
Materials: Cherry. Pine, maple & cherry secondary. Satinwood inlay.
Dimensions: Height: 44". Width: 41". Depth: 19-1/2".
Locality and Period: Pennsylvania. c.1800.
Comments: This Hepplewhite piece is distinguished by 2 small upper drawers over the 3 full-length drawers. Minor repairs and missing trim.
Price: ***SOLD***


Antique Rosewood Casket Tea Caddy Circa 1800

Item #: G4894

Description: Casket shaped box with locking, hinged lid. Interior with 3 storage compartments with 2 lidded tea boxes and glass sugar bowl. Inlaid key escutcheon. Turned side handles. Turned bun feet.

Materials: Rosewood. Various secondary.

Dimensions: Height: 7-1/4". Width: 13-1/2". Depth: 6-1/2".

Locality and Period: England or America. c.1800.

Comments:  Popular in better English and Federal Period American homes to store and serve tea. Beautiful figured rosewood. 1 side handle replaced. 

Price: ***SOLD***

Antique 6 Board Grain Painted Blanket Chest
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Hinged top with molded overhanging top. Hand cut dovetailed box construction. Interior having large storage compartment and upper "till drawer" with lid. Ring, vase and ball turned feet. 
Grain painted pine & poplar. 
Height: 22-3/4". Width: 38-1/4"". Depth: 18-1/2".
Locality and Period:
Eastern to Midwest U.S. c.1850.
Well executed hand grain painting. Sturdy hand cut dovetailed construction.
Price: ***SALE*** Was: $495.00, NOW: $425.00


Antique Cast Iron Cummins' No.52 Perforating Machine
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Heavy cast iron desk top perforating machine in original paint having gold and red striping. Used to perforate/cancel stamps.
Painted & striped cast iron. Nickle handle cover.
Height: 9-3/4". Width: 11-1/2". Depth: 7-3/4".
Locality and Period:
Chicago or New York. c.1892.
Model 52 from the B.F. Cummins Perforator Company of Chicago, Illinois. This machine has a width to accommodate a row of five regular sized stamps which necessitates a sheet of stamps being folded or separated in half prior to the perforating operation. These groups of pins forming the set of initials are so spaced that when one-half sheet of regular sized stamps are perforated, the design appears in the center of each stamp. It is common, therefore, to find more recent stamps with their varying sizes having split or off-center perforations and, of course, double-sized stamps will contain part of an extra set of initials, or two sets due to the width of the stamp.


Antique Underwood & Underwood "Sun Sculpture" Stereoscope Card Hand-held Viewer
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Description: Hand held device to hold and view stereoscope cards. 
Materials: Metal eye cup. Glass optics. Wood frame & turned handle.

Dimensions: Height: 8". Width: 12-1/2". Depth: 6-7/8".
Locality and Period: New York. c.1901.
Comments: Fancy engraved metal eye cup. Clear optics. Nicely turned handle.
Price: $95.00


Antique Brass Jesus, Mary & Joseph Base Crucifix
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Description: Brass crucifix on 3 sided base having busts of Jesus, Virgin Mary & Joseph. Cast iron weight inside base with an iron square nut.
Materials: Brass. Cast iron weight & nut.
Dimensions: Height: 13-1/2"". Width: 5-3/4". Depth: 3-1/2".
Locality and Period: Unmarked. c.1900.
Comments: Nice table top or mantle sized crucifix.
Price: ***SOLD***

American Federal Mahogany Drop-leaf Sofa Table

Item #: AF1539
Description: Rectangular table with hinged drop leaves on both sides. 2 half-length drawers on front with 2 faux drawers on back. Turned legs on out-swept feet with brass paw casters.
Materials: Mahogany solids & veneers. Pine secondary. Brass hardware & casters.
Dimensions: Height: 27-3/4". Width: 38" (closed), 59-3/8" (open). Depth: 27-1/4".
Locality and Period: Better East U.S. Furniture Centers. c.1810.
Comments: The sofa table was used in front of the parlor sofa to serve tea with leaves up. Minor repairs. Some veneer loss.
Price: $495.00


Antique Inlaid Mahogany Liquor Decanter Box & Key c.1810

Item #: G4947

Description: Hinged, locking lid, figured mahogany box with inlaid banding. Interior with 3 compartments for storing liquor decanters. Inlaid key escutcheon and original key.

Materials: Mahogany. Brass hardware and lock.

Dimensions: Height: 8". Width: 15". Depth: 8-1/2".

Locality and Period: American. c.1810.

Comments:  Beautiful figured mahogany with original lock and key.

Price: $195.00

Antique Brown Glaze Stoneware Whiskey Jug
Item #: G3258
Description: Stoneware whiskey jug in brown "Albany Slip" glaze with applied handle.
Materials: Glazed stoneware.
Dimensions: Height: 11-1/2". Width: 9". Depth: 9".
Locality and Period: Potteries throughout the U.S.. c.1890.
Comments: No cracks or chips.
Price: $55.00

Folk Art Hand Painted 6 Foot 2 Man Buck Saw
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6 foot antique hand painted with farmstead landscape.
Painted metal saw. Wood handles. Signed by artist "D. Dennis".
Width: 72".
Locality and Period:
Found in Missouri.
Lovely wall hanger with colorful farmstead landscape scene.

Antique 3 Piece French Slate & Marble Clock with Garniture Set c.1880

Item #: G4801
Description: Spring drive brass movement. Slate and marble clock case with glass face and pendulum doors. Porcelain clock face, open escapement and maker's mark "E. Garnier, Provins". Mercury weight pendulum. Matching pair slate and marble candle holder garniture set.
Materials: Slate & marble case and candle stands. Glass front doors. Brass movement.
Dimensions: Height: Clock 18-1/2", Candle Stands 10-1/2"". Width: Clock 15, Candle Stands 7". Depth: Clock 6-1/2", Candle Stands 5".
Locality and Period: French. c.1880.
Comments: Monumental matching slate and marble set. Clock runs and keeps accurate time. Bell chime not fully operating.
Price: $895.00 Clock & Garniture Set

Rococo Revival Rosewood Marble Top Sideboard Etagere

(in the manner of Alexander Roux c.1850)
Item #: AF1601

Description: Sideboard with upper etagere display. Lower section: Shaped and molded marble top. Single full length drawer over 2 mirrored doors opening to shelved cupboard. Upper section: Ornate carved and shaped crown over upper shelf. Carved and shaped sides supporting display shelves. Mirrored center section.
Materials: Rosewood. Poplar secondary. Glass mirrors. Marble top.
Dimensions: Height: 81", 39-1/2" base. Width: 52". Depth: 22".
Locality and Period: Probably New York. c.1850.
Comments: This piece is very much in the manner of pieces produced by the Alexander Roux shop. Alexander Roux (1813–1886) was a French-trained ebeniste, or cabinetmaker who emigrated to the United States in the 1830s. He opened a shop in New York City in 1837. Roux specialized in the ornate Rococo Revival style. His work is highly sought by collectors, with larger and more complex pieces fetching large sums.
Price: ***SOLD***

Antique Cherry Turned Leg Sugar Chest
Item #: AF1652
Description: Hinged, locking single board "breadboard" top sugar chest with 2 section interior. Plain single board sides, front and back boards mortised into square corners. Unique turned feet. 
Materials: Cherry. 
Dimensions: Height: 22-1/4". Width: 30". Depth: 16-1/4".
Locality and Period: Probably Kentucky. c.1850.
Comments: Originally designed for storage of sugar with 2 sections for raw and refined sugar. Tall feet to repel insects. Locking top to protect expensive sugar.
Price: ***SOLD***