John Coker, LTD - Est. 1971

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Some wear to the flat panels on the sides of this writing pencil, otherwise, it appears to be in good condition. No makers markings, and the sides are long flat panels and number 6 sides for the design. Purely Art Deco at its height, this makes one think of all the greater thoughts of writing letters, notes and elegance of a bygone era.
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Elijah the prophet is shown being fed by the Ravens as in the Biblical story. The work is from Pennyslvannia and was probably made in the late 19th century.
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During the late 19th century, books were very well read by travelers and armchair travelers. The detail with exotic locations were well conveyed in these type of book and the overall image was one of making one want to go and participate in a trip. Here is shown a story from the Andes mountains to a chocolate region, coffee section and even the old emerald mines.
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In 1806, a family in Cocke County Tennessee had a mansion built with very detailed interiors. The mantle has double fluted columns on the sides, combs teeth molding along the front shaped cornice and is pegged pine and poplar. The original paint remains under perhaps one later layer of latex and could easily be restored. There is some old damage to one side that can easily be replaced, but there is certainly not enough problem to cause a structural concern. The detailing of this piece is extremely well done and this mantle is approximately 200 years of age. For a period house restoration, this would be ideal.
The rolling hay covered in stacks of newly cut hay give way to the forest and the purple mountains. The foreground has two pine trees and some small flowers. Very detailed with nice color and Gold leaf frame. Unsigned. Image size 10in by 7in Framed size 12in by 9in . The painting is signed lower left Garnet Pederson. The back of the painting is also a painting with a large gold leafed tree beside a blue water meadow. It is likely to be from the 1940s. Original Frame.
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This figure is simply so ugly that it is appealing. The expression on the face with the tusks makes for a humorous look at the late Victorian time frame. Figurals were popular in the late 19th century and today are still popularly collected.
Signed Center Front, J. Eckford 27, this oil on board shows a landscape looking out through 3 bare limb trees into a lush treen valley setting. On the back is the circled note University Club and the original price of $25.00. The frame appears to be gold leaf and is likely to be the original. The scene shows a rich coloration of green and purple. This is a quality period painting and truly a little gem of the artist.
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In the early 20th Century many German and other Post Card makers made scenes of riverboats with steam stacks and levees. The Black figures shown in the scenes are ones of nostalgia and were never meant to be racist. Today we view these images as one of a stereotype and when studying and collecting this era, we must remember how the card was originally made and meant to be viewed.
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Horatio Alger Stories are well collected. No publishing date but this appears to be around 1900. Interesting cover 225+ pages and great illustrations.
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Some dolls really do have personality, and this one does. For some reason, this doll is so cute, clean cut, has moveable shoulder joints, hips, head, painted eyebrows and eye lashes. The shoes and socks look original and I would guess that the dress is original as well.