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Fraternal carving
Fraternal carved, painted
whisk broom holder
7 1/2 feet  high Crown of thorns
7 1/2 feet high
Crown of thorns with hearts
Tree of Life quilt
Tree of Life quilt
Carved dresser box
Elegant carved dresser box with
Bible, mirrors, dated 1913
Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight
Hummer rooster windmill weight
Primitive tool carrier
Primitive tool carrier
Industrial brass faucet
Industrial brass faucet with
heart-shaped handle
Large metal valve
Very large industrial valve
International Architecture
Several Art Deco
woodblock prints
Cast iron lawn sprinkler
Cast iron tractor lawn sprinkler
Carved man
Carved man
Magazine rack
Painted wood magazine rack
Plant stand
Metal plant stand
Jackstraws
Hand carved jackstraws
Wood gate
Funky old wooden gate
Peach pit whimsey
Carved whimsey
peach pit pin
Memory jug
Memory jug
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This is an exceptional relief carved and painted whisk broom holder covered with fraternal symbols. It includes the three rings and axe of Odd Fellows, the sword and moon of the Shriners, and the star of Rebecca. In addition, it has a face carved in a center panel and the words "MELHA" and "In Hoc Signo Vinces". The size is 14" high, about 10" wide, and 5" deep. It is made out of pine, and was probably done around the early part of the 1900's. The condition is very good, with one tiny chip, very slight paint loss, and a tight age crack on the front. The carving is even more detailed than the photos show. The price is $675.00. Inventory Code: AWCR.   Overall Image ... Close-up of the top ... Lower front, from below ... Looking through from the top down ... Back.

Memory jugThis is an attractive memory jar built over a stoneware container. It is decorated with shards of floral china, fancy textured colored glass, mirror, and beads. It stands 10" high by 7" in diameter. Some of the smallest beads are missing, along with a few flakes of the putty around the rim. The overall condition and look are very good. This piece was probably made in the 1920's or 30's. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TAHA.   Memory jar ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Closeup of upper rim ... Another closeup of top ... Another overall view ... From above ... From below.

This is the largest and most outstanding piece of crown of thorns construction we have ever seen. It has five frames, a shelf, and a drawer. The construction is entirely crown of thorns - the only fasteners used are in the drawer and one of the frames. The drawer is notched out to slide into the interlocking pieces. Five sets of carved hearts are worked into the upper part.

It is made from unfinished pine, and stands 7 1/2 feet (90") high by 50" wide by 13" deep; the shelf is 39 1/2" wide. It is quite sturdy and functional - there is no problem with setting even fairly heavy things on the shelf.

This piece was found in Louisville, KY, probably made in that area around the turn of the century, and is in excellent condition. The person who found it, sitting in an attic covered with soot, turned a garden hose on it, and in the process, washed off much of the gesso from the large frame in the center. The resulting mottled surface, (while it looks good in our opinion), is obviously not in its original condition. The only other flaw is a missing drawer pull. We will be carving a replacement to match. There is no damage or loss to the crown of thorns. This is a spectacular and beautiful piece of furniture. The price is $12,500.00. Inventory Code: PKOK.   Crown of thorns hall stand ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup of carved hearts ... Closeup of top ... Details ... Drawer open, showing notching ... Upper half ... Lower half ... Bottom inside ... With Matt, to show scale.

Magazine rackA wonderful cream colored, painted, hanging magazine rack. The form is absolutely super. It is from the early 1900's, with nice crazed paint. In excellent condition, it is 12" wide, 24" high, and 7" deep. The construction is well done both from the standpoint of workmanship and artistry. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: PKAH.   Magazine rack ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Back.

Plant standThis is an exceptionally nice, old, metal plant stand, with a sort of deco look. It has an inner section with a flat metal spiral which both supports and creates a sense of motion. The stand is 39" high with the center tube 4" in diameter. The 5 arms which hold the plants can both swing and be moved to various levels. If fully extended, they could be as much as 2 feet apart. The base is a tripod, tipped with balls, and is 23" on each side. The stand was probably made about the 1920's or 30's and is in excellent condition. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: AHPH.   Metal plant stand ... From above ... A second overall view ... 3rd angle ... 4th view ... Without the planter loops.

Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weightThis is a cast iron windmill weight in the form of a rooster. It is a short stem Hummer, made in the early 1900's by the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company, in Elgin, IL. It has an old repaint of black, red, and white and is in excellent condition. It comes with a custom made wooden display base. The size is 9 3/4" long by 8 3/4" high by about 1 3/4" thick. As mounted on the base, it is 11" high by 13" by 6 1/2". The price is $650.00. Inventory Code: CTRP.   See a slideshow of several views [424k] ... Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... From above ... Removed from the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Removed from the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Primitive tool carrierThis is a hand made primitive tool carrier, very weathered and worn. It has a really good look and feel. It is built from pine boards with an unfinished surface, divided into two compartments inside. There is a handle for carrying, and feet to stand on. From the early 1900's, it is 21 3/4" wide by 9 3/4" deep, and stands 21" high. The condition is sturdy, very worn from use, with an old break at the top on one end. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: TARA.   Primitive tool carrier ...   Another angle ...   One side ...   The other side ...   End views ...   Closeup ...   Another overall view ...   From above ...   From below.

  SurfingHere are several wonderful, original Art Deco wood engraving prints done in the 1920's and 30's by John Farleigh. Farleigh was a noted English artist who died in 1965. His work is in several major museums and has been catalogued. Among many other achievements, Farleigh also did illustrations for books, including some of the work of George Bernard Shaw. The pieces we have are all printed on cream colored paper, signed and dated in pencil by the artist, professionally matted, and in stainless steel finished wood frames. The frames were hard to photograph due to reflections but look very nice. These are in excellent condition and are striking visual images. They are priced at $500.00 each.

"Surfing" is signed and dated 1937. The image size is approximately 7 1/2" by 5 3/4". The frame is 17" by 14" overall. The price is $500.00. Inventory Code: TCAS.   "Surfing" by John Farleigh ... Overall, with frame ... Closeup.

Diamond Head"Diamond Head", a wood engraving print. Signed and dated 1933. The image size is approximately 6 3/4"by 5 1/4". The frame is 16 1/2" by 12 3/4" overall. The price is $500.00. Inventory Code: TCAP.   "Diamond Head" by John Farleigh ... Overall, with the frame ... Closeup of detail.

International Architecture"Cover", a wood engraving print. This image was used as the front cover of the catalogue to the Centenary Exhibition of the Royal Institute of British Architects, (London, 1934). Signed and dated 1934. The image size is approximately 7 1/2" by 5 1/2". The frame is 16 1/4" by 12 3/4" overall. The price is $500.00. Inventory Code: TCAT.   "International Architecture" by John Farleigh ... Overall, with frame ... Closeup of detail.

Cast iron tractor lawn sprinklerThis is a cast iron lawn sprinkler in the form of a tractor. It is the National Walking Lawn Sprinkler model B3. It has its original green and red paint. The tractor portion measures 20 1/2" long by 8 1/2" wide by 8 3/4" high, with an approx. 36" long spray arm. This sprinkler was made to automatically "walk" across the lawn, following the hose line as it sprayed. We have not tested it to see if it still works, but it appears to be in excellent condition, from the latter half of the 20th c. The price is $235.00. Inventory Code: ASOA.   Cast iron tractor lawn sprinkler ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Front view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron tractor lawn sprinkler ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Front view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above.

Carved manThis is a primitively carved man with jointed arms and legs, and feet that even swivel from side to side. He has the faint remains of blue paint for pants. The rest of the piece has an unfinished, oxidized surface. He is 7 1/2" high by 2" wide by 1 1/4" deep, from the early 1900's, and found in the Midwest. There is an old repair on one arm, otherwise it is in excellent condition. The price is $210.00. Inventory Code: AAPO. Image ... Another angle.

This is a set of approximately 70 hand carved jackstraws. There is a variety of different shapes: no two are quite alike. Two have bent metal pins in the end as hooks for pulling out the selected straw. They are old and well used, with a good patina on their unfinished surfaces, and in a worn, old cardboard box, with the words "Jack's Straws" pencilled in. They range from 1" to about 3 1/4" long, with most 2 3/4" to 3"; probably from the early 1900's, in very good condition. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: PWSW.   Image.

Wood gateThis is an old wooden gate with a wonderful weatherbeaten, rustic country look. It has a great surface and feeling of age, with nice old weathered hardware. The gate itself stands 43" high by 24" wide by 2" deep. With the support piece it is hinged to, the overall size is 49 1/2" high, 28 1/2" wide, 2" deep. It is from the early 20th century. This is a good visual piece for hanging or display, and can also function as a working door, either swinging or fixed. The price is $235.00. Inventory Code: AKHK.   Wood gate ... Another angle ... The other side ... Another view ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Closeup of the other side ... Second closeup of the other side.

This whimsey pin is a carved leaf with three dangling baskets carved from peach pits. The baskets are attached with hand made copper wire loops. The leaf is 3 1/2" wide, each basket is about 1" high, and the overall height is 2 1/4". A safety pin is attached to the back for wearing. It is from the early 1900's, has a nice surface and patina, and is in very good condition. The price is: $95.00. Inventory Code: ATCS. Overall view    Back    Another overall view.

Industrial brass faucetThis is a sculptural old and unusual long brass faucet with a heart shaped handle. It has a wonderful look to it and is now mounted on a new base and stand that display its classic features. We are not sure of the original use of this decorative industrial piece as we have not seen one quite like it before. It certainly is old, likely from the early 1900's, or possibly earlier. The top turns and can even be removed to see how the liquid would be allowed to flow. The piece is in excellent old condition. It has a great surface and color as well as very nice form. The faucet itself is 9 1/2" long by about 2" wide by 5 1/4" high. The full size, on the base and stand is 11 1/2" by 4" by 7 1/2" high. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TAWK.   Industrial brass faucet ... The other side ... Another view ... From above ... Front view ... Back view ... Off the base ... From below ... With stem removed ... With a soda can for scale.

Large metal valveThis is a massive industrial brass valve. It has a wonderful decorative and sculptural look and feel. This piece was likely made in the early 1900's. It has a great oxidized surface and color, and still retains some of the original paint, which may have been yellow but now is much darker. The valve handle is a dark rust. This piece was connected to a very large pipe. The opening of the threaded areas is over 2" in diameter. The valve itself stands about 9 1/2" high. It is 3 1/2" wide and deep. On the new base and support it is about 12" high by 6 1/2" wide by 6" deep. The handle and shaft still turns a little, but the valve does not open. Otherwise it is in very good, old, used condition. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: THSR.   Large metal valve ... The other side ... Two more angles ... Two end views ... From above ... Two closeups ... Two more closeups ... Another view from above ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale ... Larger overall photo.

Tree of Life quiltThis is a Tree of Life quilt from the early 1900's. It is machine pieced and very nicely hand quilted with feather wreaths between the trees and a winding feather border. The batting is very thin. The edge was turned to the back to bind. The size is 79" h by 80" wide. It is in good to very good, washed condition with light surface soiling and only one very faint spot about 1/8" across. There is some very faint yellowing where it was folded that is visible in direct sunlight, but not in indoor light. The back is white, with one small repair about 1/4" long. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CTRW.   See a slideshow of several views [975k] ... Tree of Life quilt ... Closeup, upper left ... Lower right ... Quilted block in the middle ... Upper right, in poor light ... Lower left, in poor light ... Surface soiling ... Feather border, in poor light ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup of back ... Third closeup of back.
Some much larger photos:   Tree of Life quilt ... Closeup, upper left ... Lower right ... Quilted block in the middle ... Upper right, in poor light ... Lower left, in poor light ... Surface soiling ... Feather border, in poor light ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup of back ... Third closeup of back.

Carved dresser boxThis is an exceptionally nice and unusual handmade, one-of-a-kind dresser piece, with two sections that open for storage. While it has a fraternal look, it may very well have been made for personal use. This piece is made from various woods, two old mirrors, came from Pennsylvania and is dated 1913. The base is plywood while the rest seems to be two or more softwoods. Overall, this construction is about 10 1/4" high. The base is about 5 1/2" by 8" and the legs extend out to 9 1/2" wide by 7" deep. One of the legs has a barely visible crack underneath that was reglued years ago. The very top of the box is decorated with a carved and open book. This has the words Holy Bible spelled with individually carved and applied letters, 3 of which are long gone. The lid opens to reveal a storage area lined with black velvet and a mirror, which has lost much of the silvering. The front of this section has a mirror inserted in a framed portion, the corners of which are carved like supports similar to those which are below. The bottom box also has a hinged top, which opens to reveal a second and smaller storage area. The very top of this box is also relief carved into a decorative form and has the letters "E" and "H" applied - although the "H" is also long gone. The wood seems to have been finished with some stain and a very light varnish or lacquer, and the surface has taken on a very nice and rich patina with fine crazing. While there is a little wear from use and some surface cracks in the plywood this is in overall very good condition and has a wonderful look. The price is $575.00. Inventory Code: CSPO.   See a slideshow of several views [1.1Mb] ... Carved dresser box ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side views ... Back view ... Another back view ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the lower compartment ... A third closeup ... With lids open ... The mirror inside the lid ... The lower compartment, open ... Inside the upper compartment ... Closeup from back ... Another closeup, back ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved dresser box ... A different view ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the lower compartment ... Closeup from back ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.

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