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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 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

McKee Glass Co. Art Deco Jadite Nude Lady Vase
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Description: Pattern jadite glass 3 sided vase with nude lady figure on all side panels.
Materials: Jadite glass.
Dimensions: Height: 8-1/2". Width: 5-1/2". Depth: 4-3/4".
Locality and Period: Pennsylvania. c.1930's.
Comments: Beautiful jade green color with elegant nude figure. 
Price: ***SOLD***

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.1990.
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

Antique Tiger Oak Mirror Back China/Display Cabinet

Item #: AF1667
Description:  China or display cabinet with slightly overhanging top and back gallery. Glass side panels and locking glass doors. Shelved interior with mirrored back panels. Scrolled side columns with scrolled front feet and casters. Plain rear feet with casters.
Materials: Oak. Glass side panels & doors. Mirror panel back.
Dimensions: Height: 61-1/2". Width45". Depth: 17-1/2".
Locality and Period: Likely Grand Rapids. c.1920.
Comments: Strong "Tiger Oak" grain wood. Used for displaying china or family heirlooms.
Price: ***SOLD***

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

Antique Seth Thomas "Adamantine" 8 Day Chiming Mantle Clock

Item #: G4631
Description: Wooden case with faux cast iron finish and faux marble details. 8 day spring drive brass movement. Decorative stamped brass face with Arabic numerals. Glass front door. Manufacturer's original paper labels on clock case back. Clock gong sounds on the half hour and hourly.
Materials: Wooden case. Glass front door. Brass movement.
Dimensions: Height: 11". Width: 16-1/2". Depth: 6-3/4".
Locality and Period: Connecticut. c.1900.
Comments: Original paper label on back. Clock runs and keeps accurate time.
Price: ***SOLD***


Antique Cast Iron Book Press
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Description: Heavy cast iron press with wheel screw to tighten top plate. Top plate opens to maximum of 3 inches. Original paint and gold hand painted striping.
Materials: Painted & striped cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 12-1/2" (closed). Width: 16". Depth: 10-1/4".
Locality and Period: Unknown maker. c.1900.
Comments: Bookbinder's would press loose leaves into press to hold them in place while sewing or gluing the binding. Useful as a press to flatten warped book boards. Used for block printing.
Price: ***SOLD***


Antique Wooden "Acorn" Butter Mold
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Description: Turned wooden butter mold with turned handle. Interior carved wooden butter stamp with acorns and leaves.
Materials: Turned wood.

Dimensions: Height: 5". Width: 4-1/2". Depth: 4-1/2".
Locality and Period: American. c.1870-90.
Comments: Used to press freshly churned butter into storage sized molds with decorative stamp on top.
Price: $59.00


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.


Antique Miniature Mahogany 3 Drawer Chest c.1800
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Miniature chest having molded slightly over-hanging top with birds eye inlaid banding. 3 graduated, dovetailed, locking drawers with turned pulls and each having a dust cover top. Turned bun feet.
Mahogany. Bird's eye banding. Various secondary woods.
Height: 13". Width: 11-1/2". Depth: 8-1/2".
Locality and Period:
Rare miniature example of likely a "Salesman's Sample" or "Apprentice" piece. Circa 1800.

1950's "Action Ad" Electric Neon Advertising Clock
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Description: Wood case electric clock with blue neon framing. Action motion advertising cards flip to display hand-painted polychromatic ads. Electric clock with large numbers. Original paper instruction label on back panel. Metal manufacturer's plate in front case.  
Materials: Wood case. Electric clock. Neon light. Cardboard hand-painted ad cards.

Dimensions: Height: 12-1/2". Width: 24". Depth: 7-1/4".
Locality and Period: Chicago. c.1950's.
Comments: Working clock, neon and mechanically flipping advertising cards.
Price: ***SOLD***


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.

Missouri Walnut Tall Jelly Cupboard with Side Diamond Cut-outs

Item #: AF1658
Description: Tall cupboard with overhanging top having gallery back splash. 2 paneled doors over single full length, dovetail constructed drawer. Panel sides with screened diamond cut out vents. Plain square legs.
Materials: Walnut.
Dimensions: Height: 65-1/2". Width43-1/2". Depth: 17-3/4".
Locality and Period: Found in Central Missouri. c.1860.
Comments: The "Jelly Cupboard" is the generic name for kitchen or pantry cabinets that were used to store canned goods. This example is a unique tall configuration.
Price: ***SOLD***

Large Art Deco "Isis" Sculpture by "C.J.R. Colinet"
Produced by Austin Products Inc.
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Description: Large bronze finished composite sculpture depicting the goddess "Isis" by Art Deco sculptor Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet (1880-1950) Statue produced by Austin Products Inc., New York.
Materials: Bronzed finished composite.
Dimensions: Height: 15". Width: 21-1/2". Depth: 8-1/4".
Locality and Period: New York. c.1983.
Comments: Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet (1880–1950) was a French sculptor of Belgian birth who worked during the early-to-mid 20th century. The subject matter of her best known work was primarily Arab female dancers. The majority of her career output in sculpture can be classified as being of the Art Deco style.  
Price: $225.00

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

Antique Sheboygan Chair Co. Oak Office Armchair
Item #: AF1654
Description: Oak office armchair with shaped and carved top back rail and "arrow" back splats. Bent wood arms. Saddle seat. 4 leg base. Iron adjustable spring rocking mechanism and iron seat height adjustment ring.
Materials: Oak. Iron adjustment mechanism.
Dimensions: Height: 41-1/2", adjustable seat. Width: 24-1/2". Depth: 23".
Locality and Period: Sheboygan, Wisconsin. c.1900-10.
Comments: Sturdy oak construction with iron rocking, spin and seat height adjustment mechanism.

Price: $225.00

Regency Rotating Mahogany 4 Drawer "Rent" Table

Item #: AF0641
Description:   Round rotating table top having leather inserts. 4 faux drawers and 4 operating locking drawers below. Turned ring and vase pedestal having 4 out-swept saber legs terminating in brass paw feet with brass casters.
Materials: Mahogany solids & veneers. Poplar secondary. Brass hardware & casters.
Dimensions: Height: 30-1/4". Width: 48". Depth: 48.
Locality and Period: Unknown maker.
Comments: The "Rent" table was used in boarding house entry ways allowing for boarders to drop off rent payments and collect their mail. Minor repairs.
Price: $795.00

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

Federal Cherry Shaving or Dressing Mirror
Item #: AF1246
Description: Smaller size framed glass mirror supported by turned columns. Lower portion having a single drawer with turned pulls and separated interior compartments. Small turned ring and ball feet.
Materials: Cherry. Pine secondary. Glass mirror. Brass hardware.
Dimensions: Height: 23". Width: 16". Depth: 8-1/2"
Locality and Period: American. c.1800.
Comments: Diminutive proportions suitable for use as a shaving or dressing mirror.
Price: ***SALE***WAS: $125.00, NOW: $95.00***

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