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.
Late Victorian fluted side pattern glass compote. Triple mold marks. Mint condition. The fluting of the sides is very attractive and the design is crisp.
White Lilies and red and white Roses are painted on board and remain in their original Victorian frames. The Paintings originated in a Pennsylvania Estate and have never been cleaned or restored.
Daisy and button pressed glass font, reverse painted body and cast iron base make this Victorian oil lamp a unique find. Iron base is black in color and stair steps up to a salmon color reverse painted body. Clear glass font is heavily decorated with daisy and button pattern and all are in fine condition. Only problem is slight separation of collar thin metal where body connects to font.
This ladies cluster ring contains seven stones and would total approximately 1/3 carat. The stones are eye clean and bead set in a tall six-prong Tiffany mounting. The ring would appeal for its elegant simplicity.
A Harbor Scene w/Single Figure In Wooden Row Boat, Large Sail Boat In Background w/Rigging Very Visible, Lighthouse In Harbor & Great Reflections In The Water. The Scene Is Both Alive & Yet Subtle w/Color. The Artist Is Likely To Be Canadian & Date To Early 20th Century. The colors in this are really appealing, rich and you can almost see the light shimmering on the surfaces.
The plate has character marks. It has some light scratches on the surface. It has about a 1 inches mark in the middle of the plate. The plate on the back bears the mark of the end of the word london and 3 other touch marks that are almost unreadable but can be seen in the inserts. There is on the edge a folded lip and a dropped center for food use.
American Sugar Chests are among the rarest forms of Southern furniture and a Sugar Table is even rarer. This table has a top that is hinged and a false fronted drawer that makes the table look like a one drawer table. Very tapered legs original grungy white painted surface one hinge broken the other useable this table has a penciled inscription on the underside of the lid that identifies the maker place and year. It descended in a family from the Great Valley of Virginia and located to Tennessee prior to the Civil War. The table has had use and has had minor replacements many many years ago. For any serious collector I will be glad to identify any replacements and answer questions. If you collect early furniture how many times have you had the opportunity to purchase a sugar table?
This pretty plate has the marking of Austria HUB and features black trim, a color that is somewhat difficult to find in Victorian or old china. The detail is really well done and the plate would be attractive to hang on a wall. Plates similar to this were brought into the US in the late 19th century and today are treasured by collectors because they were of high quality porcelain. Often residents of the US painted the decorations and that adds to their charm of naïve painting.
During the Victorian era, the normal households were very religious and pious. Numerous print makers both in America and Europe made religious prints of any size and color for home use. This image shows Christ with the Roman soldiers in ropes in front of Pontius Pilot for sentancing. The figures shown are wearing headdresses, turbans and one is shown in a scarlet robe reading a scroll in probably Yiddish or the Jewish language. The print maker was from Hartford, Conn., and was a contemporary of Currier & Ives. This print is in the original frame with old wavy bubbly glass.