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3 INDIVIDUAL 18TH CENTURY SHOE BUCKLES
These are being sold individually. Each buckle dates c. 1780. All are the high arched Artois type. The buckle on the left measures 2 1/2" X 3". It is pewter over brass. The center buckle and the one on the right are silver over brass. each measures 2 3/4" X 3 1/4".
SIXTH PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF A WOMAN
This is a nice sixth plate ( 2 3/4" X 3 1/4") dag. of an older woman. She was photographed wearing her spectacles, bonnet and shawl. The dag. is sealed and in its original leather case which is embossed with grapes.
SIXTH PLATE DAGEUERREOTYPE OF MAN
This is a very nice sixth plate (2 3/4" X 3 1/4") dag. of a young man dressed in his finery. He is sealed and in his original embossed leather case edged in gold.
18TH CENTURY CRUTCHES
A pair of beautifully crafted Revolutionary War era pine crutches.
The arm rests are held on with 18th c. paneling nails and the posts are delicately draw shaven in the manner of the posts of a pencil post bed. The wood has a beautiful darkened patina. These would be an excellent item for a reenactor! The length of each is 50 3/4".
CAST IRON FIGURAL BOOK ENDS
These may be by Bradley 7 Hubbard or some other maker. They are in the form of frontward facing seated long hair cats. The background is stippled. They retain their metallic bronze colored painted surface with only minor wear. They are not signed. The height is 3 1/2" the width at the bottom is 4 1/4".
DAGUERREOTYPE OF PORTRAIT
A nice clear 6th plate Daguerreotype image of a 19th century portrait (artist unknown) of a woman in a bonnet. Her gold jewelry was hand tinted. It is in a hinged pressed paper and leather case that is embossed with sunflowers.
DAGUERREOTYPE OF AN 18TH CENTURY PORTRAIT OF MAN
A sixth plate Daguerreotype of an 18th century portrait. The portrait possibly painted by Winthrop Chandler. The photograph is also somewhat unusual because it is in an oval vignette, a format not often used by photographers during this period. The man's face is delicately tinted. The photo is housed in a pressed paper and leather case that is embossed with flowers. The hinge of the case is broken.
STERLING SILVER FOLDING SPECTACLES
A nice late 19th or early 20th century pair of folding spectacles. They are in very good condition with a tiny nick to one lens. They are marked sterling on the rim that goes around the right lens. from the outside of one lens to the outside edge of the other they measure 3 7/8". The bridge measures 7/8".
CAST IRON ELEPHANT BOOKENDS
A pair of cast iron elephant bookends in the form of elephants. Nicely detailed, they measure 4 7/8" tall to the top of the raised trunk. These do not have paint on them. They have an aged iron surface with remains of the original gold paint.
AMERICAN PAINTED TINWARE MOLASSES JUG
This 19th century painted tinware syrup pitcher of molasses jug is in very good original condition with some expected minor wear. It is most likely from Filley shop of Pennsylvania. It measures 4 1/4"" tall.
AMERICAN PAINTED TINWARE TRUNK
A very nice painted tinware trunk with documentation fromthe research of Gina Martin amd Lois Tucker back when they were compiling information for the series of books that were published on tinware. This particular decoration reminds me of chilie peppers. The document box or trunk is in very good condition with some minor paint losses as expected and as photographed. It measures 9 7/8" long 6 1/4" deep and 7" high.
FRENCH GILT AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL FOUR GLASS MANTEL CLOCK
This is a stunning mantel clock with a beautiful porcelain face and decorative colorful Champleve enamel accents not only around the face, but also on the mercury weighted pendulum and vertical edges along the of the front of the case. The four glass panels are beveled. The hands are of ornate brass design. The movement is marked Made in France along with the numbers 2444 48. The chime is on the hour and half hour. This clock is in running condition but could use a cleaning and oiling to remain running for extended periods. The clock measures 10 3/8" tall with the base measureing about 7" wide and 5 1/2" deep.
19TH CENTURY SCRIMSHAW AND WHALEBONE CANE
A beautifull 19th century whale tooth and whale bone cane. The tooth is well carved by the scrimschander in the form of a snake head. It's eyes are metal tacks that look hand filed There is a banded nickel collar at the juncture of tooth and whalebone. The tip is also of nickel. I believe there is a small segment long missing from the lower jaw of the snake. It looks and feels smothed over from haveing been handled over the years. The overall length is approximately 34". I can't see why this couldn't be restored using today's dental materials!
1893 PLUMBER'S TRADE CATALOG BY PECK BROS. & CO. OF NEW HAVEN, CT
This is an amazing catalog beautifully illustrated with all of the finest plumbing items from the late 19th century. The catalog is extensive with illustrations on almost every page and there are 588 numbered pages. There are sections, like the extensive one on decorated basins, and another on decorated closets, that are illlustrated in color . The color illustrations are by Hofstetter Bros. Philadelphia. The sinks or basins and closets are works of art! This really is a large and facinating book.! I confess I never knew plumbing could be so decorative. The faucets depicted in this book give todays examples a run for their money. The brass fixtures for mounting the basins are just beautiful. These are all things we would be happy to find today. I don't know why we don't see more of these antique plumbing fixtures on the market. The book is beautiful and rare but it does have some condition issues. The front cover is detached and a few of the first pages are missing. The book opens with a picture of the New York Sales and Show room, followed by one of the New York Warehouse and another of the Chicago Sales and Showroom. There is one detached page in the interior of the book. The overall size is about 12" X 9 1/2" and 2 1/4" thick.
SMALL ORNATE BRASS DRESSER CLOCK
This diminutive clock dates to the late 19th early 20th century. It appears to be of French origin, or at least of that style, but is not marked by a maker in any place that we are able to find. The clock has a porcelain face with an elaborate brass inset. This timepiece winds from the back. There is an adjustment for speed and one of course for the movement of the hands. It is presently in good running condition. The overall height is about 6 1/4".
APOLLOS PHELPS VIETS' POWDER HORNS
This is a 19th century powder horn that belonged to Apollos Phelps Viets of Granby and East Granby, Connecticut. He was born Sept 20, 1819 the son of Deacon Daniel Viets and Beulah Phelps Viets of Suffield, Connecticut. Members of both his mother's and father's side were reverends and that is the profession eventually chosen by Apollos. He was brought up on a Granby farm and became a teacher in his young adulthood, eventually becoming a pastor first in Granby and later in Hancock , Massachusetts. Phelps also worked as a missionary in Kansas. He was known for his modesty and did not believe in any of the pomp that was associated with the church. The powderhorn is in very good condition. It measures The larger powder horn measures close to 7". The wooden plug is lightly inscribed with the initials A.P.V.. The smaller horn is approximately 4" and is not inscribed or decorated.