Caught Our Eye: Rugs, Unique Items

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ETCHED (SCRIMSHAW) OSTRICH EGG

When one looks at this etched and inked (scrimshaw) ostrich egg, you not only see an extensive amount of work but you also see a story. At the very top is a beautifully designed and etched vintage vector nautical compass. Just below the nautical compass is a banner with hearts and birds. Below the banner, there are four etchings of woman looking forlorn and either writing a note or carrying a note. Note the victorian dress. At the base are the ships, whales and men who perhaps are connected in some way to the women. This is all hand done and beautifully illustrated. As a note the egg itself is very strong and in great condition. The decorated egg comes with stand. Approximately 7" high.(BLDETE)
List Price:$1450

FIVE COMPARTMENT STORE DISPLAY BOX - 19th CENTURY

This is a very unusual dovetailed, square nailed  well made box. First of all, all the compartments are the same size. All of the compartments have sliding lids with finger pulls. The inside is very clean. In addition, there appears to be blotches of red wax on the front and sides. After some thought we think it was used in a store and the wax was used  to display what was inside each compartment! The box is in excellent condition with only some minor loss on the base(ALDK)
Dimensions: 25 3/4"L x 11 1/4"D x 6 1/2"H. 
List Price: $495

CHILD'S PUSH SLED - CA:1900

A ca: 1900 child's push sled in excellent condition. The sled is all original with no repairs or breaks. The sled body is wood and features the original red paint. The wooden push bar and the steel (including the runners) are also original and in outstanding condition. The sled can still be used to push a child or can be used to display Santa  Clauses, dolls, toys, teddy bears, etc.(BETE)   
Dimensions: SLED -  31 1/2"L x 16"W x 11 3/8"H, SLED+IRON -  51"L x 16"W x 16 1/2"H
 Price: $175

BEAUTIFULLY FRAMED NEEDLEPOINT

A beautifully framed needlepoint of flowers in a basket. We purchased it from a fine art and antique dealer who claimed it was 18th century and came from the Pratt (PRATT INSTITUTE) home. It certainly is beautiful, great frame and in outstanding condition. (LKTE)
Dimensions: 18 3/8"L x 15 1/2"W
List Price: $450

TIN PAINTED BOOT TRADE SIGN- 19th CENTURY

An early tin three dimensional boot trade sign. Painted red over black with additional  small areas of "touch-up". The boot is probably American, third quarter of 19th century and in wonderful condition. This is a rare piece in really good condition, comes with a strong wall bracket and measures 33" high with an 8"x 7" elliptical top and a 13" long boot. (BCETE) 
List Price:$1900



SNOWBIRDS 1800s

Cast iron plates of many designs on iron straps are SNOWBIRDS FROM THE 1800s. Anchored by the holes to roof edges under materials such as slate or tile they were meant to retain snow for insulation. Others believed they could prevent any layer of snow from plunging down on the heads of pedestrians. The name occurred because platforms were often shaped like birds or eagles and looking up people mistook them for feathered perchers. Two shapes are available: 
List Price: Bird $250 (10)
List Price: Tree $120 (6)

HAND CARVED SHAVING KIT WITH BRUSH,SOAP and RAZOR

An early 19th century hand carved and dug out shaving box with a brush,soap and razor. The nicely designed handle was also carved from the same piece of wood. The carved lid, with the finger pulls slides easily into the cut out groves of the box. Note the strap on the side of the box which is attached using wooden pegs. (OTLK)
List Price: $795

EARLY SPAULDING BROS. CLUB and BALL MAKERS SIGN

This is an early golf sign advertising Spaulding golf clubs and balls. The golf club attached to the sign has a wooden shaft and a very primitive  (hand made?)  head on the club. The club came out of a private home and the owner was told it came from a golf club in Massachusetts. The sign is 45 3/4"L and 13 1/2"W and is in excellent condition. (ADKE)
List Price: $300

CARVED MARRIAGE SPOON

One of the common bridal gifts was a carved wooden cooking spoon.This a particularly nice one with the two hearts, the appealing and amusing manner in which the balls are caged;  as well as the entwined twist. Absolutely delightful. (TAE)
Length 14"
List Price: $85

SET OF 8 WOODEN STACKING / NESTING ALPHABET BLOCKS

A wonderful set of 8 Wooden Stacking/Nesting Alphabet Blocks covered with beautiful images of children intertwined with  a letter .  The largest cube is 8" and the smallest being 2". The wood blocks are in great shape. The Litho paper has some expected loss at the edges but overall the paper is intact and in good shape (see photos).  (AHTK)

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EARLY PAINTED BOOT SCRAPER

A  MOST UNUSUAL BOOT SCRAPER WITH ORIGINAL DESIGN AND PAINT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
16 1/4"L, 6"H
List Price: $825 (TKKE)

EARLY HEART SHAPED SNUFF BOX

BEAUTIFULLY HAND CARVED AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
DIMENSIONS: 2/1/2" X 2 1/4" X 7/8" 
LIST PRICE: $395  (ALTR)

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