The table would reflect beauty with this cloth. Drawn work takes hours to make as woven threads are removed to make the design this is very well done.
I have no idea as to the age but would guess mid to late 20th century. All sorts of moulding is shown for house decorations and applications for restorations building and even furniture building. Very colorful and a wood worker would be delighted to frame this and place in an office.
This antique map of Italie Septentrionale shows a view of nothern Italy that is hand watercolored and shows numerous mountain regions as well as unusual view of all roads leading into Milan.
The Augustus Mitchell series of maps shows detailed descriptions of each region showing railroads lakes and the borders were engraved as a flowering vine. The maps show a lack of modern growth.
The title of the plate HMS Ajax Commerating the Action off the River Plate shows the ship in mid river. A nautical theme collector would like this piece.
This ferrotype is being held in place by a unique decorative device to hold the top of the image while the entire plate is being copied. The child is shown in an early wicker chair and is wearing unique leggings that appear to be woven to match a skirt. The cheeks have slightly been touched with rouge. The effect is one of interest to collectors and the idea of a photo of a photo is very mcuh intellectual for early photography collectors.
Spode is one of the oldest English china companies, and egg cups are a useful breakfast cooking device. Basically, you just put the egg and any seasoning you want, close the top, and drop into boiling water for as many minutes as you like, usually 3-4 depending on water temperature. Two of these are available, and the price is for each of the two.
A well known primitive style painter this is a definitive biography and is still sealed in the original plastic from the publishers.
The unusual form of three diamonds side by side in the top of this filigree mounting has bead setting for the stones and the side filigree is shown to be a stylized leaf or foliage. This is the form of ring that your grandmother would have worn to a Flapper or Great Gatsby party in the 20s. The ring is authentic and not a modern replica.
Outstanding quality Victorian glass liquor keg. Glass is beautifully etched to look like the bandings and slats that would make up a wooden keg and the word GIN. is etched near the top above the brass spigot. Brass spigot is attached to a rubber stopper that fits into an opening near the bottom. Top has an opening approximately 3 1/2in across and from the wear around the rim looks to have once had a lid or stopper of some sort. Great piece, wonderful quality. This would make an interesting lamp or use in a bar recreation area. The quality of the glass is outstanding, there is no doubt, this is not a reproduction, and is very close to 100 years of age.