Recent Acquisitions



"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman, Limited Editions Club 1929

Item #: H1726
Description: Green cloth boards with gilt and black decoration and titles on spine. Front and back boards with dark green and red decoration. Top edge gilt, deckle edge pages. Frontispiece engraving of Walt Whitman. 154 pages. Edition signed by the designer and numbered, this copy is number 700.
Materials: Cloth boards with gilt spines. Gilt top edge, deckle edge pages
Dimensions: Height: 11-1/4". Width: 8".
Locality and Period: New York. 1929.
Comments: Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York 1929. Pristine condition. Plain paper dust wrapper (may have originally been issued with slip case).
Price: $250.00






Oak 3 Stack Barrister Glass Front Bookcase
Item #:
AF1629
Description: Bookcase having 3 stacking, glass-front door cases. Plain footed base. Plain top section.
Materials: Oak. Glass front doors.
Dimensions: Height: 45". Width: 34-3/4". Depth: 12-1/2".
Locality and Period: Grand Rapids. c.1900-10.
Comments: "Barrister" or "Lawyer's" stacking bookcase originally designed for use in storing legal volumes.
Price: $595.00






Vintage Peters & Reed "Presidents" Vase
Item #:
G4920
Description: Glazed art pottery vase with raised portraits of President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln with 2 sides having oak leaf wreaths.
Materials: Glazed art pottery.
Dimensions: Height: 7-1/4". Width: 6-3/4". Depth: 6-3/4".
Locality and Period: Zanesville, OH. c.1920.
Comments: Beautiful brown glaze ground with polychromatic decoration.
Price: $49.00






Antique Petite Cast Iron 8 Day Chiming Mantle Clock

Item #: G4901
Description: 8 day spring drive brass movement. Cast iron case with incised gold decoration. 4-1/2" metal face with Roman numerals. Brass bezel with beveled glass front door. Patent Applied For stamp on back panel. Clock bell chimes hourly.
Materials: Cast iron case. Metal face. Brass movement.
Dimensions: Height: 10-3/4". Width: 9-3/4". Depth: 5".
Locality and Period: Probably New York. c.1890.
Comments: Charming delicate bell chime on the hour. Recently cleaned, repaired and regulated. Clock runs and keeps accurate time.
Price: ***SOLD***






Pair Antique "End of the Trail" Cold Painted Cast Iron Bookends by Littco Products
Item #:
G4922
Description: Cold painted cast iron bookends depicting the famous American Indian "End of the Trail" statue. Littco Products (Littlestown Foundry Inc.) original maker's label on bottom.
Materials: Cold painted cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 5-3/4". Width: 5-1/2". Depth: 2".
Locality and Period: Littlestown Foundry, Pennsylvania. c.1920's.
Comments: The End of the Trail is a sculpture by James Earle Fraser located in Waupun, Wisconsin, United States. It depicts a weary Native American man hanging limp as his weary horse comes to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Fraser first modeled the subject in 1894.
Price: $95.00 Pair




Victorian Walnut & Burl Walnut Cylinder Secretary Bookcase
Item #:
AF1638
Description: 2 piece secretary bookcase. Upper section: 2 glass front bookcase doors opening to 3 adjustable shelves. Upper crown with "basket weave" pattern and ornate burl top. Lower section: Cylinder roll top secretary over 3 graduated drawers. Secretary interior having pigeonholes and drawers.
Materials: Walnut. Burl walnut. Pine secondary. Glass front doors. brass hardware.
Dimensions: Height: 95". Width: 41". Depth: 23".
Locality and Period: Better furniture centers throughout the U.S. c.1870.
Comments: Nice combination walnut and burl walnut details.
Price: $995.00




Hand Painted Electrified "SUCCESS" Gone-With-The Wind Lamp
Item #:
G4919
Description: Two hand painted glass shades, both upper and lower electrified and lighted. Single bulb upper fixture electrified. from original "Success" oil font and burner. Ornate cast iron base with 3 way switch which allows the lighting of either upper and lower lamp individually or together.
Materials: Glass shade. Glass chimney. Cast iron base. Brass lamp fixture.
Dimensions: Height: 21-1/4". Width: 9". Depth: 9".
Locality and Period: Pittsburgh, PA. c.1910.
Comments: Well executed hand painted rose pattern shades.
Price: ***SOLD***




Antique Large "Hiawatha" Native American Plaster Bust
Item #:
G3806
Description: Plaster bust depicting legendary Native American "Hiawatha" the main character in "The Song of Hiawatha" an 1855 epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow which features Native American characters.
Materials: Hand painted plaster.
Dimensions: Height: 19-1/2". Width: 13". Depth: 8-1/2".
Locality and Period: American. c.1900.
Comments: Hiawatha, also known as Ayenwathaaa or Aiionwatha, was a precolonial First Nations leader and co-founder of the Iroquois Confederacy. He was a leader of the Onondaga people, the Mohawk people, or both. 
Price: $125.00




Circa 1930's "Penny-Pack" Trade Stimulator Reel Slot Machine by Daval Manufacturing Company
Item #:
G4798
Description: Trade stimulator that operates in the manner of a reel slot machine by inserting a penny and pulling down the arm. The mechanical reel roller stops aligning icons of cigarette packs that relates to the winning combination. Each penny inserted also allows the player to receive a gumball. Original paint and graphics. 
Materials: Cast metal case. Original paint. Original working interior mechanics.
Locality and Period: Daval Manufacturing Company, Chicago. c.1930's.
Comments: Fun, operating trade stimulator that was found in general stores, saloons and drug stores to keep customers in the establishment longer.
Price: $595.00




Original Oil on Canvas Signed & Dated "L.E. Postelle, 1840"
Item #:
WA391
Description: Original oil on canvas depicting a pastoral scene featuring a man and boy on horseback, grazing & resting livestock, woman doing wash, birds in flight, woman at cottage door etc. Signed in lower right "L.E. Postelle, 1840". Framed in carved gilt wood frame.
Materials: Oil on canvas. Gilt carved wood and gesso frame.
Dimensions: Height: 31-1/4" (framed), 24" (canvas). Width: 37" (framed), 30" (canvas).
Locality and Period: French. c.1840.
Comments: Beautifully executed painting of a bucolic countryside scene. Showing minor craquelure, without loss. 
Price: $1,200.00 




Diminutive Edwardian Mahogany Slant-front Desk
Item #:
AF1649
Description: Slant-front desk with plain, molded top having a decorative brass gallery rail. Ormolu decorated lid falls forward onto 2 mechanical pull-out support slides. Interior well with pigeonholes and drawers. 2 small drawers with brass pulls below. Carved cabriole legs terminating in claw-and-ball feet.
Materials: Mahogany. Brass ormolu and hardware.
Dimensions: Height: 40-1/2". Width: 31". Depth: 18".
Locality and Period: England. c.1905.
Comments: Finely crafted smaller size desk with ormolu details and carved features.
Price: $395.00 




 

Antique Claw-and-Ball Foot Pole Screen with Needlepoint Panel

Item #: AF1650
Description: Pole screen with adjustable screen panel having intricate needlepoint. Tall central screen support pole with turned finial. Tripod base with turnings, acanthus leaf carved knees and claw-and-ball feel.
Materials: Mahogany. Needlepoint panel. Metal adjustment hardware.
Dimensions: Height: 72-1/2"". Width: 24. Depth: 19".
Locality and Period: American. c.1876.
Comments: Executed in the Chippendale style popular during our country's centennial.
Price: $295.00




Art Nouveau Tiger Oak "Jean Harlow" Mirrored Dresser
Item #:
AF1607
Description: Dresser with large oval, beveled mirror having curved supports. Drop center shelf flanked by banks of 5 graduated drawers having dovetailed construction . Front cabriole legs with paw feet. Shaped back legs.  
Materials: Quarter sawed oak. Various secondary woods. Glass mirror. Brass hardware.
Dimensions: Height: 68-1/2"". Width: 44". Depth: 16".
Locality and Period: Probably Grand Rapids. c.1930.
Comments: Named after American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930's Jean Harlow. Unique configuration serving as both dressing mirror and dresser chest with ample drawer space.
Price: $695.00




Vintage Western "Cosmic Flyer" 26 Inch Boy's Bicycle c.1960's
Item #:
G4877
Description: Incredible original condition paint, tank, chrome, seat, handlebars, grips, fenders etc. Missing the tank front headlamp.
Materials: Metal frame. Chrome. Rubber.
Locality and Period: American. c.1960's.
Comments: Can you imagine being the lucky kid that woke up to this bike on Christmas morning.
Price: $125.00





Antique Chippendale Burl Wood 4 Drawer Chest Circa 1800
Item #:
AF1451
Description: Shaped top over 4 serpentine graduated drawers with turned pulls. Canted corners. Shaped skirt with bracket feet with casters.  
Materials: Burl walnut. Various secondary woods.
Dimensions: Height: 38". Width: 41-1/4". Depth: 19-1/2".
Locality and Period: Eastern American. c.1800.
Comments: Incredible burl grained case. Dovetailed construction.
Price: $695.00






Complete 30 Volume "Dickens's Complete Works" Circa 1900

Item #: H2289
Description: Green cloth boards with gilt decoration and titles on spine. Top edge gilt, deckle edge pages. Each volume having frontispiece illustration.
Materials: Cloth boards with gilt spines. Gilt top edge, deckle edge pages
Dimensions: Height: 8-3/8". Width: 5-3/4".
Locality and Period: New York. Undated circa 1900.
Comments: Published by Harper & Brothers. Nice complete set of Dickens's works including all his most popular titles. Includes the often missing 2 volume "Christmas Stories" and "Christmas Books". Some light soiling and staining to some boards. 
Price: $125.00 Set





Antique Mission Oak 4 Shelf Bookcase
Item #:
AF1639
Description: Small bookcase with 4 static shelves. Square corner stiles with slats on the sides..
Materials: Oak. 
Dimensions: Height: 39". Width: 15-3/4". Depth: 10-3/4".
Locality and Period: Likely Grand Rapids. c.1900-10.
Comments: Nice smaller size for storing and displaying books or collectibles.
Price: $95.00





Antique Cast Iron 8 Day Mantle Clock by Kroeber Clock Company, NY.
Item #:
G3709
Description: 8 day spring drive brass movement. Cast iron case with incised gold decoration. Porcelain face with Roman numerals. Brass bezel with glass front door. Clock gongs hourly.
Materials: Cast iron case. Metal face. Brass movement.
Dimensions: Height: 11". Width: 13-3/4". Depth: 5-1/2".
Locality and Period: New York. c.1890.
Comments: F. Kroeber Clock Company New York, NY. was incorporated in 1887. Clock runs and keeps accurate time.
Price: $175.00






Federal Hepplewhite Mahogany Pembroke Drop-leaf Table

Item #: AF1635
Description: Table with 2 curved drop leaves forming circular top when opened and supported by metal swing out brackets. Single bow-front drawer in front and faux drawer in back, both having brass pulls and ivory or bone key escutcheons. Legs tapered and square with elegant inlaid decoration.
Materials: Mahogany. Satinwood banding & inlay. Pine secondary. Brass pulls. Ivory or bone escutcheons. Metal drop-leaf brackets.
Dimensions: Height: 27-1/2"". Width: 19-1/2" (closed), 43-1/2" (open). Depth: 37-1/4"".
Locality and Period: New York, New England or Pennsylvania. c.1790-1800.
Comments: The term "Pembroke table" was first used in England in the 1760's and referred to small elegant tables with short leaves and was supposedly named after the Countess of Pembroke of Wales, who first ordered it.
Price: $295.00





Primitive Country Windsor Side Chair c.1850
Item #:
AF1643
Description: Side chair having a solid curved top rail, turned stiles and spindles. Shaped, single board seat. Turned legs and stretchers.
Materials: Hardwoods.
Dimensions: Height: 37", 16" seat. Width: 16-1/2". Depth: 16".
Locality and Period: c.1850.
Comments: Solid example of country adaptation of the Windsor chair.
Price: $39.00





Chippendale Slant-front Bureau Desk
Item #:
AF1640
Description: Slant-front bureau desk with plain, unmolded top. Batten lid falls forward onto 2 pull-out support slides. Interior well with central locker having carved "fan" flanked by pigeonholes and drawers. Straight front with 4 graduated, full length drawers. Protruding molded base with molded bracket feet. Dovetailed construction.
Materials: Mahogany. Pine secondary. Brass hardware.
Dimensions: Height: 41-1/2". Width: 36". Depth: 20".
Locality and Period: New England west to Ohio. c.1770-90.
Comments: This fine example of Chippendale design was professionally restored by "Conestoga Furniture Shop" in Berwyn, Pennsylvania as documented with a paper label on the back, dated Nov. 27, 1968.
Price: $895.00





 

Vintage "Incolay Stone" Cameo Carved Jewelry Box

Item #: G4905

Description: Hinged top jewelry or dresser box made of "Incolay Stone" in shades of green, amber and caramel. Lid having a cameo carving central cartouche with semi-nude woman and cherubs. Interior box bottom lined with velvet.

Materials: Molded "Incolay" stone. Brass lid hinge.

Dimensions: Height: 3". Width: 11-1/2". Depth: 4-1/2".

Locality and Period: California. c.1970.

Comments:  Incolay Stone was made from a variety of crushed stones or minerals including Onyx, Malachite, Carnelian, Jade, etc. The stone or minerals were crushed and ground into an aggregate, which was added to their coupling agents.

Price: $79.00





Antique Mahogany Steeple" 8 Day Mantle Clock
Item #: G4823
Description: 8 day spring drive brass movement. Mahogany wood case with "steeple" finials and glass front door. Metal face with Roman numerals. Clock gongs on the half-hour and hourly. Alarm set dial in face center with alarm mechanism and bell below. Original paper label in lower interior.
Materials: Mahogany wood case. Metal face. Brass movement.
Dimensions: Height: 20". Width: 10". Depth: 4-1/4".
Locality and Period: Connecticut. c.1900.
Comments: Clock runs and keeps accurate time. Minor modifications to original.
Price: $119.00





"Washington's Return to Mount Vernon" Framed Print Under Glass
Item #:
WA389
Description: Color lithograph depicting George Washington greeted by his wife Martha upon his return to his home, Mount Vernon at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War. Heavy gilt frame with glass front.
Materials: Color print on paper. Gilt frame and glass.
Dimensions: Height: 16" (print), 21-1/4" (framed). Width: 22" (print 27-1/4" (framed).
Locality and Period: Unsigned. c.1876-1926.
Comments: Group scene of Mount Vernon family and staff as well as George Washington's military staff with Mount Vernon home in background.
Price: $150.00





 

"Poetical Works of Thomas Moore" (With The Life of the Author) 1879

Item #: H2088
Description: Black tooled and embossed leather boards with embossed and gilt front cover and spine. Tooled and embossed back cover. Three edge gilt pages. 552 pages with numerous illustrations.
Materials: Tooled and embossed leather boards. Gilt cover decoration and spine. Gilt page edges.
Dimensions: Height: 10-1/2". Width: 7-1/2".
Locality and Period: New York. 1879.
Comments: Published by P.F. Collier. Beautifully bound volume in excellent condition.
Price: $75.00



Salt Glaze #4 Ear Handle Crock
Item #:
G4881
Description:
Tall salt glazed stoneware crock with heavy upper rim, incised upper ring and applied ear handles. Incised #4 in circle on top of rim. Albany slip interior glaze.
Materials:
S
alt glazed stoneware.
Dimensions:
Height: 14". Width: 10-1/2". Depth: 10".
Locality and Period:
Midwest U.S. c.1875.
Comments:
Distinctive shape and markings.
Price:
$89.00 



Pair Antique Art Nouveau "Wood Nymph & Frog" Bookends
Item #:
G4880
Description:
Cast bronze bookends depicting a wood nymph and frog with cold painted decoration. Artist's signature "S. Morani" (Salvatore Morani, American 1879-1964) on edge of base. Armor Bronze casting mark on base and original maker's label on bottom.
Materials:
Cold painted bronze.
Dimensions:
Height: 7-1/2". Width: 5-1/2". Depth: 5-3/8".
Locality and Period:
New York. c.1914.
Comments:
Charming casting with cold painted decoration of a youthful woodland nymph and frog.
Price:
$95.00 Pair



Pair Antique Cast Metal "Lincoln In The Chair"" Bookends
Item #:
G4879
Description:
Bookends cast as an authentic reproduction of the original statue by H. French located in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Materials:
Cast metal.
Dimensions:
Height: 6-3/4". Width: 5". Depth: 5-3/8".
Locality and Period:
Philadelphia.
Comments:
Well executed high relief casting in two tone finish of an iconic American image.
Price:
$95.00 Pair


Mission Oak 4 Shelf China/Display Cabinet
Item #: AF1637
Description: 2 door china cabinet with slightly overhanging top. Glass doors having dividers in upper sections. Glass side panels. 4 Interior shelves with plate display grooves. Plain square feet with casters.
Materials: Quarter-sawed oak. Glass doors and side panels.
Dimensions: Height: 60-1/2"". Width: 37". Depth: 16".
Locality and Period: Probably Grand Rapids. c.1910.
Comments: Original dark oak finish. 4 shelves with plate grooves for displaying china or collectibles.
Price: $450.00 


Early Primitive Pine 6 Board Blanket Chest
Item #:
AF1633
Description: Low chest with overhanging molded lift top. Strap hinged lid opens to reveal storage compartment and lift top till. Hand cut dovetail construction.  
Materials: Pine. Iron strap hinges.
Dimensions: Height: 22". Width: 49". Depth: 21".
Locality and Period: Southern to Midwest U.S. c.1810-25.
Comments: Wide 6 board construction with hand cut dovetailed corners. Warm honey patina. Perfect for blanket, linen storage or as a coffee table.
Price: ***SOLD***


Diminutive Chippendale Style Scroll Cut Eagle Crest Mirror
Item #:
G4745
Description: Smaller size glass mirror in scroll cut wooden frame. Upper frame having a carved eagle on the crest.
Materials: Mahogany. Glass mirror.
Dimensions: Height: 29". Width: 14-3/4".
Locality and Period: American. c.1876-1926.
Comments: Diminutive proportions suitable for mounting in small spaces.
Price: $125.00


"Lionne Rugissante" (roaring lion) signed Bronze by
Thomas Francois Cartier (French 1879-1943)
Item #:
G4800
Description:
Cast bronze sculpture of a roaring lion signed "T. Cartier".
Materials:
Bronze.
Dimensions:
Height: 14". Width: 20". Depth: 7".
Locality and Period:
French. c.1900-10.
Comments:
Impressive, finely cast bronze with rich patina. Original sculpted by famed "Anamalier" Thomas Francois Cartier.
Price: 
$995.00


"Garden of Allah" Large Format Print by Maxfield Parrish in Original Frame Under Glass
Item #:
WA380
Description: Large format print of one of Maxfield Parrish's most popular subjects. Strong colors. "M P" artist's signature, copyright date (1918) and publisher (C.A. Crane, Cleveland) information in lower right. Original issue frame under glass.
Materials: Color print on paper. Original frame and glass.
Dimensions: Height: 15" (print), 18-1/2" (framed). Width: 30" (print 33-1/2" (framed).
Locality and Period: Cleveland. c.1918.
Comments: Dreamy scene in Parrish's signature strong colors and filtered light.
Price: $240.00


Antique 1 Drawer Turned Leg Work Table
Item #:
AF1626
Description:
Plain edge, slightly over-hanging top. Single full length drawer having petite turned pulls and hand cut dovetail construction. Turned legs with delicate turned feet.
Materials:
Cherry. Pine secondary.
Dimensions:
Height: 28-1/2". Width: 22-1/4". Depth: 19-1/2".
Locality and Period:
Eastern to Midwest. c.1850.
Comments:
Multi-purpose table, perfect for end, lamp or bedside table.
Price:
$139.00


Antique Walnut 2 Over 3 Drawer Chest
Item #:
AF1627
Description: 5 Drawer chest having 2 "Hankie" drawer upper section over 3 full-length graduated drawers with hand-cut dovetail construction. Carved wood drawer pulls. Plain plank sides with shaped bracket feet. Front shaped bracket feet and casters. Panel constructed case back.  
Materials: Walnut. Pine secondary.
Dimensions: Height: 42-1/4". Width: 39-3/4". Depth: 18".
Locality and Period: Southern to Midwest U.S. c.1850.
Comments: Nice solid chest of drawers in a convenient size for storage of clothing and/or linens.
Price: $195.00


American Empire Mahogany Marble Top Pier/Petticoat Table & Ogee Frame Mirror
Item #:
AF1618
Description: Pier table with slightly overhanging molded marble top. Front "S" scroll legs with "C" scroll feet. Shaped lower shelf. Mirrored back panel. Wall pier mirror having "Ogee" shaped frame.
Materials: Mahogany solids & veneers. marble top. Glass mirrors.
Dimensions: Height: Table 35-1/2", Mirror 48". Width: Table 35", Mirror 25-3/4". Depth: Table 18-1/2".
Locality and Period: Eastern U.S.A. c.1830.
Comments: Excellent condition. Perfect for entryway, hall or stair landing.
Price: $695.00 Table & Mirror


Vintage Fenton Cranberry Coin Dot 7 Piece Water Set
Item #:
G4754
Description: Art glass water set having pitcher and 6 tumblers. Cranberry "Coin Dot" pattern.
Materials: Cranberry art glass.
Dimensions: Height: 9-1/4" Pitcher, 4" Tumblers.
Locality and Period: Ohio. c.1950.
Comments: Stunning cranberry color glass. No cracks or chips.
Price: $125.00 Set