Both of these ladles are from the BRAMS COLLECTION OF WOODLANDS INDIAN ART which was the most extensive collection of its type in public or private hands. With a focus on woodlands sculpture (primarily bowls and ladles), Mr. Brams greatly aided in expanding the understanding of this important material.
The ladle on the left is of Eastern American Indian heritage. Note the "heart" design on the end of the handle. The wood is maple. (CHTK) List Price: $665
The ladle on the right with the upright handle is made from tiger maple. Note the form and design of the handle.(LEPE) List Price:$$325
WOODEN FOOT STOVE (FOOT WARMER)1740-1830
Feet werenoften keep warm by resting them on wooden boxes that held a payoff hot coals. This hand fashioned foot warmer with its perforated sides in a heart design, the usual wire bale handle and a well used charcoal pan inside is a wonderful example. (BOK) List Price: $295
EARLY WOODEN BOWL- UNTOUCHED CONDITION
If you are looking for a very early bowl in untouched (never painted, stained etc.) condition, this is the bowl for you. It has the wonderful "attic" finish, great natural patina and smoothness that reflects extensive use. While there are two very tight age cracks in the bottom of bowl, the overall condition is remarkable. (BTAK) Dimensions: 22 1/8"L x 12 5/8"W x 3 3/4"H List Price: $195
LARGE WOODEN BOWL (TRENCHER) SAGE GREEN PAINT
A well used good looking large sage green bowl with indented finger grips. The bowl features wonderful patina and thin delicate sides. While there is an extensive crack on one side (see photos), the crack iscontained.
Dimensions:24 1/4"L x 15 7/8"W x 5 1/8”
EARLY PAINTED BOWL WITH COVER
A good looking and nicely painted bowl with cover. The paint is all original and well worn. If you look at the part of the cover that was inside the bowl, you can see the original paint was bright red and has not faded from use and sun. There is a knot on the side of bowl that has some expected loss due to shrinkage, but the remainder is very tight. The form is pleasant, attractive with an shaped knob. (LBE)
Dimensions: Diameter 6”, Height 5 1/2”
List Price: $175
NICELY SHAPED AMERICAN WOODEN BOWL
The shape and design of a bowl is important since it reflects the skill and artistry of the craftsman. This is a nice bowl with the thin sides, the indentations of the finger grips and the symmetry of the ends. The cut scars on the bottom from cutting food reflect extensive use over a long period of time. While there is a 5" tight age crack on the bottom, it continues to be functional and a nice addition to any table. Dimensions: 22 3/4"L x 12 7/8"W x 4 1/8"H List Price; $195
HAND CARVED EARLY PRIMITIVE PINE BOWL
This is a very early hand caved pine bowl. The outside of the bowls wonderful red patina from extensive use and touch. The inside of the bowl also has traces of that nice red patina as well has all the cuts, nicks and bumps from considerable usage. While there are some shallow cracks on the bottom of the bowl, none of them are deep and certainly do not come through. A great example of a very early primitive bowl. (LOTK)
Dimensions: 20 1/2"L x 12"W x 4"H
List Price: $375
1750-1850 YELLOW PAINTED WOODEN BOWL #2A
FROM A LARGE PRIVATE COLLECTION IN NEW YORK STATE PAINT.YELLOW BOWL WITH 1/2” RIM. THIS IS A VERY OLD BOWL WHICH STARTED OUT AS A ROUND BOWL AND AS A RESULT OF SIGNIFICANT SHRINKAGE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, IT IS NOW A 11 1/8" x 10" DIAMETER BOWL WITH A WARPED HEIGHT OF 2 1/2”. WHILE THE PAINT IS OUTSTANDING THERE IS A VERY TIGHT AGE CRACK OM THE BOTTOM.
LIST PRICE: $295 (BSDR)
EAGLE BUTTER PRINT 19th CENTURY
EARLY EAGLE BUTTER PRINT- 19th CENTURY. THIS IS A WONDERFUL WELL USED DEEP CUT EAGLEAND STAR BUTTER PRINT. 3”H, 4 3/8” DIA. (KTSK)
EARLY PAINTED MILK BOWL-AMERICAN
A wonderful early maple painted milk bowl with outstanding patina, a surface that reflects a great deal of use and the nicely carved rim. This footed bowl has a great look on any table. Note the two splendid old repairs on the rim.(HETK) Dimensions: 21 1/4" x 20" Diameter, 3 3/8"High List Price:$925
PIGGIN ca: 1700-1800
This a well made great looking staved bucket (called a piggin) having one stave extending higher as a handle. The piggin was often used as a dipping vessel or a grain measure. Note the hole in the extended stave foe hanging or to aid in pouring. Note a small crack on the upper band which does not extend the entire width. Otherwise, the piggin is in excellent condition.((LDLK) Dimensions: Diameter Top 81/2", Height of Extended Stave 12"
EARLY HERB GRINDER ca:1800
This is an early and unique wooden herb grinder with great patina. The trough and base is one pieced of carved wood. It is 17" long, 2 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" high .Note the incised line on both sides and how nicely the base was carved. The roller with handles is approximately 11" long and the roller is 51/4" to 5 3/4" diameter and 1" thick. Outstanding condition with no age cracks.(ALK)
>List Price: $495