Caught Our Eye: Rugs, Unique Items

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FOUR DRAWER CABINET MADE FROM EARLY CIGAR BOXES

AN APPEALING, FUNCTIONAL FOUR DRAWER
CABINET MADE FROM EARLY CIGAR BOXES. FOR EXAMPLE, THE LABEL AT THE TOP OF THE CABINET-AUSTIN NICHOLS & CO'S WHIP HANDLE WAS WRITTEN ABOUT IN 1889 IN A TOBACCO JOURNAL DESCRIBING THE SUCCESS OF THIS BROOKLYN, NY COMPANY AND SPECIFICALLY MENTIONS THE WHIP HANDLE BRAND. THE CABINET IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SQUARE NAIL CONSTRUCTION, NO REPAIRS,  BREAKS, ETC.(TLEE)
DIMENSIONS: 15"H X 7 1/2"W X 15"D
SOLD

SMALL CARVED BENCH

THIS IS A  UNIQUELY CARVED PRAYER  BENCH WITH BOOT JACK LEGS WHICH AT ONE TIME BELONGED TO DR. HOWE WHO WAS  PRESIDENT OF  HAMPTON INSTITUTE  IN VIRGINIA FROM 1930-1940 (SEE  PHOTO OF NOTE THAT IS ATTACHED TO BENCH). THE DESIGN IS UNIQUE WITH RESPECT TO CARVING AND STAINING.. EXCELLENT CONDITION.(STK)
DIMENSIONS: 33"L X 7 1/8"W X 5 7/8"H
LIST PRICE: $150

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)
List Price: $495

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: $850 (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)

HOOKED RUG (CAT'S DELIGHT) ca:1920 NEW ENGLAND

A beautifully made hooked rug with a braided border featuring a cat and  six birds.  Uniquely framed within a braided rug. This rug was recently professionally cleaned and mounted.  Outstanding condition.  (TKKDE))
Dimensions: 30" x 48"
 Price: $650  Includes Shipping

CORN LEAF MOP

I don't know how well this mop worked but it sure is unique and interesting. It was made from the leaves on a corn stalk with the leaves being held together by forcing them into numerous holes in a short log. The handles then applied. (AKTE)
List Price: $425

 CAST IRON CARNIVAL SHOOTING TARGET

An early cast iron swan target with stand. The swan exhibits wonderful detail on both sides and interesting patina combination of red, gold and brown paint.(CKET)
Dimensions: 6 3/8" H, 5 3/4"W
Price: $485    Includes Shipping

DUTCH DELFT TILES 1680-1750

An interesting set of 11 Dutch Delft tiles with various ship scenes and "ox-head corner designs in under glazed blue. These tiles were used by Dutch settlers as wall or fireplace tiles. As one would expect, the condition of the tiles varies. (CETE)
Dimensions: 5" Square
Price: $500  Includes Shipping

ESTERBROOK EIGHT BALL DESK SET

An Esterbrook pale green desk set in outstanding condition. It is so clean it appears that it was never used and the 2556 nib (firm, fine) appears to be new. 
Price: $45    Includes Shipping

UNIQUE JERRY MARTIN HAND MADE LAMP

What makes this hand made working lamp so unique is that it was made from vintage lard containers. It has a great look and as you can see from the photos the height of the shade is adjustable. (AOTK)
Dimensions: 18” H x 71/4” DIA.
Sale Price: $450  Includes Shipping

CARVED DIPPER-SIGNED & DATED 1875

This is an American tiger maple dipper that is signed M Taylor and dated 1875. It is extremely well done and in outstanding condition. In addition to the interesting facial features on the cup, note the design of the fish tail handle. A great example of American folk art. (LTLK)
 Price: $250  Includes Shipping