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YELLOW WARE BOWL WITH RARE GREEN SEAWEED BAND

A great looking yellow ware bowl with a rare and exquisite  applied green seaweed band in excellent condition. Note the condition of the rounded semi- bulbous lip and raised foot. The bowl is in outstanding condition with no chips, hairlines or repairs.
Dimensions: 10 1/4" Diameter, 5 1/4" Height  
List Price:$500


*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:$2000




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:$1550


RARE & EARLY WOODEN BARBERS (BLEEDERS) POLE

This is a rare and early wooden Barbers (Bleeders) pole. Note the traditional red and white stripes which dates back to the time when the barber was the local surgeon due to the fact that he had the sharp instruments. The red represents the blood and the white represents the bandages and the pole advertised that the proprietor was a barber and a surgeon! The sign can be hung on a wall using the wrought iron hand forged bracket. The paint is all original and maintains much of its original color. This unusual and rare barber’s pole is in excellent condition. (KETE)Dimensions: 40”L, 5 1/4”W (At widest point)List Price: $750


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


HANGING OR COUNTER CUPBOARD - ca1850

A very nice mid 19th century hanging or counter cupboard in the original finish or attic finish.Note the square nails, pediment top, one board door, original lock and key and the raised panel door. In fact, it is all original. (KETE)
Dimensions: 15 5/8"W x 24 1/2"H x 7 1/2"D
List Price: $785


EARLY SCHOOL SLATE

REMEMBER THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU DID ALL YOUR WORK ON A PIECE OF SLATE. THIS IS A WELL MADE SCHOOL SLATE WITH BRASS CORNER SUPPORTS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. (BETE)
DIMENSIONS: 12 5/8" x 8 5/8"
List Price: $175


GILDED RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE -LATE 19th CENTURY

A 19th century running horse weathervane with an old gilt surface. While the weathervane is in good condition there is age related ware but also a nice verdigris patina that only develops over time. (LETEDE)
Dimensions: 23"L, 15"H
List Price:$2800


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)


TABLE /COUNTER TOP DESK- LATE 19th CENTURY

A beautiful table or counter top desk with original surface and hardware. Note the beautiful inlaid crescent moons and the "flower" inside an octagram on the lift top. The desk is nicely made with molding on the base, around the lift top and around the shelf in
the back. The interior of the desk is clean with a little "secret" storage unit in the back. The desk has a stress crack on the lift top. (TLEE)
Dimensions: 13 1/4"L x 18 1/4"D x 4 1/2" to 7" H (Front to Back)
List Price:$395


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: $375


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