Caught Our Eye: Rugs, Unique Items

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UNIQUE AND RARE PAINTED PIPE DRYING RACK CA: 1640-1740

CLAY PIPES WERE OFTEN WASHED AND DRIED BY THE FIRE. THE DRYING RACK WOULD HOLD THE PIPES WHILE THEY DRIED OR UNTIL THEY WERE USED. THIS PARTICULAR ca:1640-1740 MAY SIT ON A TABLE OR BE HUNG ON A WALL. THE DRYING RACK ALSO HAS A PAINTED DOVETAILED DRAWER WITH THE ORIGINAL PULL WHERE PIPE ACCESSORIES MAY BE KEEP. THE CAST BRASS PIPE TAMPER (ca:1750-1790) WAS USED TO PACK TOBACCO INTO THE BOWL.
NOTE THE OUTSTANDING PAINT, DOVETAILED DRAWER AND FRAME, AS WELL AS THE PEGGED TOP AT THE PEAK. OUTSTANDING CONDITION (LYALDK)
19 1/2”H, 15 1/4” BASE LENGTH, 5”DEPTH
LIST PRICE: $3350

GEOMETRIC HOOKED RUG ca: 1920

A WONDERFUL LOOKING ca:1920 GEOMETRIC HOOKED RUG IN A LOG CABIN PATTERN WITH VIBRANT COLORS PLACED TO OFFER A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN. THE RUG WAS RECENTLY CLEANED AND RESTORED. IT MAY HAVE BEEN CUT FROM A LARGER RUG.(CSDE)
DIMENSIONS: 36 1/4” x 37”
LIST PRICE: $925

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

PAIR OF PAINTED EARLY WOODEN CARDING COMBS CA:1910

A WELL USED PAIR OF WOODEN CARDING COMBS WITH METAL RAKING WIRES. EACH OF THE COMBS HAS A PAINTED OUTDOOR SCENE ON THE SURFACE. WELL MADE AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 9”H,9 1/2”W ((BEDE)
DIMENSIONS: H 9”, W 9 1/2”
LIST PRICE: $150

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



ADAM ROSE CHINA (57 PIECES)

ALL PIECES WERE PURCHASED IN 1980 FROM ANTIQUE DEALERS.THE CHINA WAS FROM ENGLAND, HOLLAND, AND BELGIUM. INCLUDED IN THE LOT OF 57 ARE: 6”-9” PLATES, 5 1/2”-9 1/4’ BOWLS, SAUCE DISHES, CUPS AND SAUCERS, VEGETABLE DISHES, FOOTED BOWLS, etc.
List Price: $1200

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)
SOLD

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

   PAINTED WOODEN OVAL BOX-GERMAN- EARLY 19th CENTURY

A beautiful German 19th century oval bentwood box with lapped sides laced together with thin strips of wood. This covered box has retained its original paint decoration, the top painted with a scene of a man and his dog, with German inscription in white painted around the edge, (purportedly translated “my dog, the trusted animal enjoys bringing back to me lost items”, the sides with polychrome flowers.While the box is in wonderful condition, there is some minor wear and loss on the box.(KTOK)
Dimensions: 18”L, 7 1/2”H
List Price: $775

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