The classic book by Venable on Faith Bybees collection of American furniture very well illustrated and now housed in the Dallas Museum of Art permanently.
This print of an old wooden boat run aground with a light house in the background has a lot of detail with a seagull flying around and old buildings in the background. The artist Lawrence Crowell signed the print in the lower right but is not dated.
Leather bound and written in Greek in 1854, this book is in a remarkable state of preservation, if you read Greek, this would undoubtedly be a good challenge to your vocabulary.
One of the greatest football players in history and here he is in his Cowboys uniform #34. He even has a removable helmet.
The original cabacheon stone in pink exemlplifies a blossoming flower and would look attractive against a solid color.
Tom Detlef is the artist of this lushly colored colonial revival room showing a couple at a piano. The Frame is the original and there does not appear to be anything done to this print.
Rich cobalt blue border around the white inner oval with McCallie in silver. McCallie is a well known school in the South and its graduates have done very well. This appears to be a vintage pin in excellent condition.
The pin has the name Bricker Wilkie and Burton all on the front and would benefit from cleaning but is in as-found condition.
Pretty, nicely etched glass goblet in a fern pattern. Condition is quite good and glass has an elegant feel and look. The Victorians really did know how to make a table look good and they brought in nature to the inside of the residences with themes of flowers, vines, trees and ferns on tablecloths, wall paper and upholstry. This is a good example of late 19th century Victorian theme.
Richly detailed bust of a voluptuous lady glancing to her left wearing a beautiful dress and headwear of the era. Well formed and nicely painted, body is painted a wonderful gold while clothing is an antique green almost verdigris color. Figure is hollow and bottom is covered with a wire mesh. The gold decoration has been reapplied at some recent time, but otherwise, the original finish seems to be intact. These figures were originally made to resemble bronze busts and were placed high on shelves, alcoves and pedestals. This is an interesting image and certainly would be appealing to a Victorian lover, and the lady is wearing a really pretty folded, wide brim hat.