Recent Acquisitions

Antique Victorian Rococo Revival Rosewood Upholstered Parlor Chair
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Parlor chair with carved rosewood frame. Tufted upholstered seat back, upholstered seat and chair back. Carved rosewood cabriole front legs with brass casters. Plain out-swept back legs.
Rosewood. Velvet upholstery. Brass casters.
Height: 34"-3/4", 17" seat. Width: 19-1/2". Depth: 22".
Locality and Period: 
Probably New York. c.1860.
Lovely green velvet upholstery.

Price: ***SOLD***

Antique Primitive Pine Slant-top Grain Bin 
Item #: AF1696
Description: Hinged slant-top bin having a 2 compartment interior. Large plank board front, sides, top and back. Plank sides with shaped arch feet. Shaped front feet.
Materials: Pine.
Dimensions: Height: 30-1/2". Width: 39". Depth: 20-1/2".
Locality and Period: American. c.1860.
Comments:  Original use for storing grains and flour. Modern uses as laundry hamper, pet food storage, recycling and linen storage.

Price: ***SOLD***

Antique Multi-Color Salt Glaze #4 Crock
Item #: G5090
Description: Stoneware crock with heavy upper lip and incised ring. Incised #4 next to ear handle. Applied ear handles. Brown glazed interior.
Materials: Salt glazed stoneware.
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 11". Depth: 10".
Locality and Period: American. c.1875.
Comments:  Attractive salt glazed exterior showing in various colors.

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: $95.00

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 Frosted Shade Single Bulb Fixture Boudoir Lamp
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Description: Painted cast iron lamp base and shade harp. Single bulb light fixture. Frosted glass shade in subtle shades of peach in draped pattern.
Materials: Cast iron. Frosted glass shade.
Dimensions: Height: 13-1/2". Width: 9". Depth: 9".
Locality and Period: American. Circa 1930.
Comments: Diminutive bedside lamp in desirable design and color..
Price: $95.00

Antique Seth Thomas 8 Day Mantle Clock with Gong

Item #: G5063
Description: 8 day spring driven works that gong on the half-hour and hourly.
Wooden case with faux slate & marble finish case. Brass bezel glass front door with 4-1/2" clock face having Arabic numerals. Brass lion's mask & ring side case decoration. Ornate brass feet.
Materials: Wooden case in faux slate and marble finish. Glass front door. Metal face. Brass movement.
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 12-1/2". Depth: 7".
Locality and Period: Connecticut. c.1890.
Comments: Clock in running order. Clock strikes a gong on the half-hour and hourly..
Price: ***SOLD***

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

Antique Dome Top Immigrant's Trunk in Oxblood Wash
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Description: Large trunk with hinged, dome top lid. Interior having large storage compartment and upper till drawer. Molded bottom with Country Chippendale scrolled skirt & feet. Wrought iron bail handles. Square, hand wrought nail construction. 
Materials: Pine in Oxblood wash. Wrought iron handles.
Dimensions: Height: 28-1/2". Width: 48". Depth: 24-1/2".
Locality and Period: Continental. c.1850.
Comments: Emigrants coming to America in the 1800's had to decide carefully what personal belongings to bring with them. Letters from their immigrant friends and relatives warned them that there was limited space available on their voyage, they only had room for the bare necessities. Items that families were able to pack often consisted of clothes, tools needed for a skilled trade, possibly a family Bible and a picture of their parents, family heirlooms, and necessary provisions for the trip.
Price: ***SOLD***

Antique Windsor Braced Hoop Back Side Chair
Item #: AF1679
Description: Hoop back side chair with unique ball supported back brace. Saddle shape seat. Turned legs and stretchers.
Materials: Mixed hardwoods.
Dimensions: Height: 36-1/2", 18" seat. Width: 19". Depth: 18".
Locality and Period: American. c.1876-1926.
Comments: Colonial revival chair constructed in the period manner.

Price: $89.00

"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: $100.00

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: $115.00

Folk Art Carved Wood Native American Bust
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Description: Large hand carved wooden bust of a Native American Brave with a carved feather in his hair.
Materials: Carved wood.
Dimensions: Height: 16". Width: 12-1/2". Depth: 12".
Locality and Period: Found in Missouri. c.1900's.
Comments: Nicely executed carving with impressive detail.
Price: $95.00

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: $95.00

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 Primitive Wooden "Firkin" Bucket with Lid & Handle
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Description: Primitive stave constructed bucket with steel rings, fitted lid and bent wood bail handle.
Materials: Wood bucket, lid & handle. Steel rings.

Dimensions: Height: 9-3/4" (bucket), 11" w/lid. Width: 13". Depth: 13".
Locality and Period: American. c.1890.
Comments: Well constructed bucket with fitted lid and bentwood bail handle.
Price: $195.00

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: $995.00


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: $295.00


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.


Collection of Antique Miniature Whiskey Jugs
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Miniature whiskey jugs of various materials and in several different glazes.
Materials: Glazed stoneware & redware.
Height: 2-1/2"-3-1/2".
Locality and Period:
Potteries throughout the U.S.. c.1890.
Sold separately or as a collection.
$8.00-$19.00 each


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: $59.00  

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


Vintage Cast Concrete Jesus "Sacred Heart" Garden Statue
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Description: Cast concrete statue of Jesus "Sacred Heart" pose.
Materials: Cast concrete.
Dimensions: Height: 29".
Locality and Period: American. c. Mid-20th Century.
Comments: Nice larger 29" tall statue for the garden or displayed indoors.  
Price: $125.00

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: $1,395.00

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: $595.00

Antique Judd "Race Car" Expanding Book Rack
Item #: G4858
Description: Art Nouveau period race car and driver figural expanding book rack. Expands from 12-1/2" up to 22-1/2".
Materials: Cast iron & brass.
Dimensions: Height: 4-7/8". Width: 12-1/2-22-1/2". Depth: 7-3/8".
Locality and Period: Wallingford, Connecticut. c.1900-20.
Comments: Art Nouveau design depicting an early race car and driver. Morton Judd established the Judd Manufacturing Company of Wallingford, Connecticut in 1830.
Price: $89.00