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.
For anyone whose color scheme could wear this pair of retro chic earrings, these are simply fabulous. These are in almost pristine condition. Mrs. Cleaver would probably have fought with other TV characters for ownership of this outstanding pair of clipback earrings.
The mahogany Victorian tea caddy exemplifies fine cabinetmaking and would add distinction to a tea drinkers collection. The finish on the tea caddy is a 20th century replacement of the original.
Brides baskets were the height of Victorian dining tables with their silver plated frames and bowls that were added or taken away when used as a separate piece. This bowl is a custard colored glass covered in clear glass and a burgandy floral painted blossom with buds and vines all surrounding the interior of the bowl. The edges are fluted and move in and out all along the edges with a major upsweep between sections. No signature at all is visible, but this is in the style of old Fenton, and is certainly good quality.
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.
Certainly Kitchy this figure of demoiselle Bikini is funny yet period when viewing. This sort of decorative accessory was popular in the mid20th century with viewers today looking at this with a humorous viewpoint. The original label is still on the base and the condition of the clothing is good with some shedding of surface but otherwise the paint and surface is very much intact. The poodle adds a nice touch with the figure having gold tall spike heeled shoes and an ankle strap. The Bikini may have been fur covered or fringed with part of it remaining.
A cute monkey pitcher in Victorian orange colors, great detail and expressive face. The tail that is curved forms the handle and the mouth is the pouring spout. There is a smudged marking on the base that I am not sure what it is, appears to be Germany and I do not know about the rest. The monkeys arms are folded, the hands and fingers are well executed.
Jim McMahan was one of the best quarterbacks ever, and here he is, playing for The Buffalo Bills in #9.
A wonderful portrait of William Abrams, Born Jan. 16th, 1742 and died Sept. 27, 1843, Aged 101 Years, 8 Months and 11 Days. An interesting folk art piece showing Mr. Abrams seated in a chair with an early 19th century cravat treatment and coat buttoned at his chest. This is a form seen in the Northeastern US and very seldom seen in other parts of the country. At some point, this was framed in an old Victorian leaf cornered walnut frame, and we have taken it out, cleaned the image and placed it in an acid free environment. For an early American folk art lover, this would be wonderful.
Hand carved shock of wheat in round format with turned handle or knob for pressing the design in butter. These were used frequently after the butter came from the mold for table decoration. US origin. This originated in a family in Virginia prior to moving to Tennessee just prior to the Civil War.