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|RARE MINIATURE ANVIL WITH TOOLS
Great scale, surface and form. The black painted iron anvil mounted on bark covered log stand (appears to be oak or ash). Four realistically cast tools, iron, mounted with tiny tacked iron brackets. The tongs are operable. Likely early 19th C, just a wonderful little “must have”.
Size: 5 1/2”H X 3” Diam (log)
|MINIATURE CARVED FOLK ART BUST
A compelling primitive carving, with great expression & detail. Single piece carving on separate base, both likely maple. Figure stained dark brown, eyebrows black, mouth, bow tie & coat buttons in worn gold, as is the fluted base. Glass bead eyes. Carver’s initials “R. J” red color filled, back side. Very minor ancient partial loss to lower lip, proper left ear. Great patina.
Size: 5 3/4”H X 2” Diam (base)
|LARGE DOUBLE SOCKET WALL SCONCE
Tombstone crested backplate with fluted edge, pierced hanging hole & punched semicircular design. The sides & bottom edges folded, adjoining ribbed downswept candle arms, fluted & dished drip pans, with slotted, folded edge candle cups. Superb dark, grungy surfaces, remnants of wax residue. Thick stock rolled sheet iron, late 18th-early 19th C. Excellent untouched condition.
Size: 15 1/4”H X 9 1/8”W X 3 3/4”D
|GILDED PINE EAGLE
Graphic, deeply relief carved from a single piece, early-mid 19th C. Retains original iron hanging ring. Gold gilt surfaces nearly perfect, with fine patina. Excellent original condition.
Size: 9 1/2”H X 13 5/8”W X 4 1/2”D
|HOUSE FORM HANGING CUPBOARD
Well detailed Tudor house cupboard, suitable either for wall hanging or table mounting. Late 19th C, oak, pine & basswood, American. Facade door reveals two shelved interior, with drawer beneath. Original surfaces, original brass hardware. Very minor losses, excellent untouched condition.
Size: 26 7/8”H X 17 3/4”W X 12 1/8”D
Pine, C 1820, New England. Rich, never painted “attic” patina, original porcelain knobs. Applied bracket base & molded trim. Very minor use abrasions, excellent untouched condition.
Size: 18 1/4”H X 11 1/2”W X 5 3/4”D
|EXCEPTIONAL CHARCOAL RENDERING OF OLMUTZ PRISON
Charcoal on paper, early 19th C, American. Inscribed beneath image “Olmutz prison celebrated as the place of Lafayette’s imprisonment”. Housed in it’s original painted pine frame, with gilt liner. The detail throughout this drawing is highly refined. Excellent untouched condition.
Size: 13 1/4”H X 16”W X 3/4”D
|HINGHAM, MA “SPRAGUE” PANTRY BOX
Original dry chrome yellow paint, ash & pine, copper tack & wood pin joinery, C 1840. Classic oval form, the lid impressed “SPRAGUE”. Mint original condition….flawless.
Size: 2 3/4”H X 6 5/16”W X 4 3/4”D
|PATRIOTIC EAGLE WALL PLAQUE
Spreadwing eagle with shield, clutching arrows & olive branch, with sunburst backdrop. Single piece, deeply relief carved, original muted gold paint with fine, dark patina. C 1920, excellent original condition.
Size: 12”H X 34 1/2”W X 1 3/4”D
|RARE REFLECTOR SCONCE
Rolled sheet iron, late 18th-early 19th C. Round, crimped edge backplate with eight concave, tab mounted reflectors. Folded edge, fluted candle arm, dished piecrust crimped drip pan & folded edge, slotted candle cup. Original hanger, backside. Crusty dark pewter patina, with remnants of original tinned surfaces, backside. Excellent untouched condition.
Size: 9 3/4” Diam X 4 1/2”D
|EXCEPTIONAL SPLINT LIGHT STAND
Late 17th-early 18th C, pine & forged iron, New England. A rare survivor, entirely original, with great surfaces & patina. The whittled standard mortise joined to chamfered edge base, as are the splayed legs, each with nice carved details. Spring loaded jaw functional, the arms with pigtail ends. The base in dry original Spanish Brown paint, top surface with light char staining.
Size: 29 1/2”H X 8 3/8”W X 8 1/4”D
|FINE PAINTED REDWARE APPLE BANK
Mid 19th C, PA origin. Realistically painted in dry red & yellow. No chips, cracks or losses, it’s in perfect condition, with fine patina.
Size: 2 3/4”H X 3 1/2” Diam
|RARE PAINT DECORATED NATIVE AMERICAN CUTLERY TRAY
Mid 19th C, black ash, New England. Dry original chrome yellow, cobalt blue & red banding, against unpainted natural ash. The wrapped rim intact, as are all corners & the open weave bottom. One tiny weaver split, central divider mouse hole, lowest central weaver with ancient loss, each end (all pictured). Very fine untouched condition. These are rarely found.
Size: 5 1/8”H X 11 1/4”W X 11 1/4”D
|FABULOUS IRON CHOPPER
18th C, forged iron, PA origin. Wonderful untouched dark patina, aged from an original polished surface. The ovoid blade with double pigtail scrolling, diamond shaped crest beneath compressed ball & reel turning, adjoining swelled shaft with pierced compressed ball & ring hanger & reel shaped finial. Minor age appropriate ancient oxidation. Exceptional craftsmanship, excellent condition.
Size: 16”H X 6 1/4”W X 13/16”D
|SUPERB CARVED ODD FELLOWS WALKING STICK
Mid-late 19th C, hickory, American. Dry original dark varnish stained finish. Wonderful, well detailed elaborate relief carvings create a folk art masterpiece, all carved from a single piece. The classic Independent Order of Odd Fellows symbols are all depicted. Slight abrasion/chip losses, the shaft a bit warped, wear to one side of knob handle. Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 39 1/4”H X 1 3/8” Diam (handle)
|BOLD CHROME YELLOW TRENCHER
Early 19th C, maple, New England. The best dry original chrome yellow paint, with fine patina, the inside in never painted “attic” surface. Deeply sloped rectangular form, with pronounced chisel marks to all exterior surfaces. No splits or fissures, one tiny, thin old chip loss, rim of one short end (barely visible). Typical light chop marks & interior staining. Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 4 5/8”H X 21 1/8”W X 12 1/2”D
|COUNTER TOP APOTHECARY CHEST
Fine painted all original example, C 1820, pine, New England. Original dry red & black grained surfaces, lap joined drawer fronts, brass mushroom cap pulls. Wonderful size & condition. No repairs. Very fine & rare.
Size: 10”H X 20”W X 6 3/4”D
|SUPERB PAINTED BALLOT BOX
Exceptional form & paint, C 1800-20, pine, New England. Original vibrant “exotic wood” grained case, dovetailed drawer with brass pull. The most sophisticated ballot box I’ve ever seen. Condition is excellent throughout. Includes 15 original glazed earthenware ballot marbles. No repairs.
Size: 9 1/4”H X 9”W X 8”D
|VERY FINE BURL MORTAR WITH PESTLE
Heavily figured throughout, late 18th-early 19th C, ash burl, New England. Rich, dark “attic” patina, slightly bulbous form, incised mid body banding, stepped, footed base. Original maple pestle, matching patina, elongated bell shaped body with knopped handle. One ancient short grain fissure at rim (does not go through). Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 5 5/8” Diam Base X 6 5/8”H (mortar), 9 3/8”L pestle
|COLORFUL FLAME FINIAL
Graphic form & color, mid-late 19th C, maple, American. Wonderful dry, crusty original polychrome paint. Elaborately turned & carved, probably a fraternal lodge incense burner (non functional). No cracks or chips, excellent original condition.
Size: 12”H X 7”W X 5 3/8” Diam Base
|BOLD POINTING HAND TRADE SIGN
Relief carved graphic form, mid-late 19th C, pine, American. Great dark “attic” surfaces with terrific patina. Carved from a single piece. Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 9 1/8”H X 23 1/4”W X 1 9/16”D
|RARE CARVED & PAINTED LOOKING GLASS
Small 18th C example, pine, C 1720-1800, New England. Original Spanish Brown paint, original wavy glass silvered mirror plate, backside black wash painted. Single piece carving with “stem” handle, appears to retain it’s original string hanger. The frame with incised three line decoration, top & bottom. Three ancient small wood chip losses. Excellent untouched condition.
Size: 9”H X 5”W X 1/2”D
|18th C PAIR OF WEDDING BAND HOGSCRAPER CANDLESTICKS
Fine tall form with untouched surfaces, rolled sheet iron, C 1750-1800, probably American. Rarely seen, the “wedding bands” are iron, not brass. Dark pewter gray never painted patina. The standards with flared rim drip pans & large stepped bases. Pushup mechanisms signed illegibly, in working order. Minor age appropriate denting imperfections. Excellent original condition.
Size: 10”H X 4 3/4” Diam Bases
|EXCELLENT SWING HANDLED NANTUCKET BASKET
Superb form & condition. Rattan & ash, mid-late 19th C, Nantucket Island, MA. Original dry crusty varnish finish, rich patina, the basket flawless in condition. Excellent carved ash swing handle, two piece classic scribed ash bottom, the willow weaving fine & tight. Brass tacked handle & rim. No breaks or losses, no apologies.
Size: 9 1/2”H (handle up), 5 3/16”H (body) X 8 1/2” Diam Rim
|RARE MINIATURE PAINT DECORATED SEWING BASKET
Colorfully painted, delicately woven. Ash, late 19th C, probably ME origin. Square, open woven bottom, canted sides, eased corner square rim, with delicately carved handles. Dry original chrome yellow, red, cobalt blue & white decorated exterior, unpainted natural interior. Perfect original condition, no breaks or losses.
Size: 3 1/8”H (body) X 4 5/8” (base) X 6 3/4” (rim)
|EARLY CARVED & PAINTED SMALL SAILOR BUSTS
Whimsical portrait busts of sailors. 19th C, pine, New England. Each carved from a single piece, primitive folky depictions. No losses, breaks or repairs. Both excellent untouched condition.
Size; 3 1/8”H X 1 ½ – 1 7/8”W X 1 5/8 – 2 3/8”D
$ 400 pair
|RARE SMALL TEA SHOP TRADE SIGN
Excellent graphic small sign. Pine, mid-late 19th C, American. Vibrant dry, original paint. The oyster white letters with black & robin’s egg blue painted shadowing, against a chocolate brown background. Nicely shaped thin stock board, with original pierced mounting holes. Excellent original condition.
Size: 5 1/4”H X 17 3/8”W X 1/4”D
|VERY RARE MINIATURE PAINTED BUCKET BENCH
Exceptional miniature with great original red paint & perfect proportions. Pine, early-mid 19th C, pine, PA origin. Wonderful form, the shelves tenon joined to bootjack ended sides with scrolled tombstone crests. Dry original thin varnish overcoat, the red with fine dark patina. Superb untouched original condition. Never seen another.
Size: 17 3/8”W X 3 7/8”D X 9 3/4”H
|PAIR OF EARLY MIRRORED CANDLE SCONCES
Rolled sheet iron & silvered mirror plate, C 1820, New England. Wonderful patina throughout, all solder seams intact, all mirror pieces original (one tiny piece cracked). Deep convex circular reflectors, the back sides with folded edge circular stand-offs, hanging arms within. Folded edge bobeche arms, adjoining flared, crimped drip pans, the folded edge, slotted candlecups within. Age appropriate minor silvering loss to some of the glass. Excellent untouched condition.
Size: 9 3/8” Diam X 6”D
|TRAMP ART HANGING SPICE CHEST
Elaborate Tramp Art carved hanging spice chest. Late 19th C, pine. Great crusty brown surfaces, original brass knobs. Fine upper broken arch pediment, with flanking finials. The lower crest of cupid’s bow form. Wonderful twisted brass rear hanger. One snowflake decoration, proper right side absent, otherwise excellent condition, with no repairs.
Size; 12 3/4”H X 10”W X 3”D
|ELEPHANT BY COCONUT TREE DOORSTOP
Well detailed casting, Elephant by Coconut Tree, original paint, National Foundry, Whitman, MA, catalog #8, cast iron, C 1920. ½ round hollow casting, on integral landscape base. Retains it’s three original rubber “button” feet. Good colors, fine original condition with age appropriate minor high spot oxidized wear.
Size; 13 1/8”H X 10”W X 2 3/4”D
|SITTING CAT DOORSTOP
Whimsical cast iron Sitting Cat doorstop, pristine original paint, Greenblatt Studio, Boston, MA, C 1927. Flattened ½ round hollow casting, on integral wedge base. Embossed “COPYRIGHT 1927 A. M. GREENBLATT STUDIO 20”, back side. Mint original condition.
Size; 9”H X 7 1/2”W X 2 3/4”D
|COCA COLA BELLHOP
Rare Coca Cola Bellhop countertop display figure. C 1898, cast iron, original paint. Hollow cast two piece full body figure, attached arms, attached solid base. Near mint untouched condition.
Size; 8 1/2”H X 4 1/4”W X 3”D
SHAKER OVAL PANTRY BOX
Fine painted long finger oval Shaker pantry box, C 1840, maple & pine, New England. Superb original dry Windsor Green paint, the box with exaggerated long finger joinery, iron nailed & wood pegged. Great proportions & mint original condition throughout. Pics show color poorly….it’s a true Windsor Green.
Size; 5 7/8”L X 4 3/8”W X 2 1/16”H
PACKET STEAM SIDEWHEELER PAINTING
“La Belle Riviere”, C 1900, oil on canvasboard, original gilded pine frame, American. A well detailed sunset painting of a Mississippi Paddlewheeler, signed “J CORBETT”, lower right. Signage reads “LOUISVILLE – NEW ORLEANS”, at bow. The lower level with African American minstrels, cotton bales, etc, upper level with Caucasian passengers. Fine untouched condition.
size: 17 1/2? X 13 1/2? framed
|PORTRAIT DECORATED KEEPSAKE BOX
Rare form, with portrait decorated lid, pine, C 1820, found in CT. The detailed portrait faux framed, against a yellow and blue whimsically combed background decorated interior. Yellow and umber faux exotic wood grained exterior, with fine pinstripe and meandering vine details. Excellent untouched original condition.
size; 11 1/2?L X 7 3/4?D X 6?H