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.
5 branches with lions heads at center shaft not marked but appears to be Edwardian. The candlelabra personifies elegance and is in mint shape. No markings are visible but this is very high quality silver and could easily be sterling.
190+ pages of well illustrated text showing Central American/Mexican children colored in. Well told story of the Honduras and travels in the area. Jungle story and great view of tropical birds.
Turn of the Century No 2 Kerosene Lamp with Star Pattern Base. There is a 2 mold mark with the original collar still ready for use. The star in the center of the outer edge of the base makes for a very interesting piece and theme. Texans use a star, and Victorians certainly had an interest in astrology. The lamp is ready to use to light dark winter evenings, and with the star motif, looking at the skies might be a more enjoyable experience. The glass is very reflective on the surface, and the overall effect is old or an antique lighting device.
This sofa/fainting couch is in excellent condition and is classic arts and crafts era styling. The piece was probably refinished some 40 years ago and has mellowed back although there is no makers label the style is one of Limbert one of the Arts & Crafts Era furniture makers.
Victorians had a unique sense of humor, this shows a probably Great Dane or Wolfhound looking into the eyes of a probable Wolf on a wall with a pair of horns hanging in the center of the back. The dog has lot hair, a sleek Greyhound shaped head and is white. The print is a black and white dramatic image of the two dogs looking at each other, both with open teeth but one appears to be stuffed on a wall and one real. The frame is the old leaf designed corners and with natural log carving in between. The glass is original and contains many good old bubbles and the print is now in an acid free environment.
Get out the big fin Cadillac, White Jersey Dress, and get ready to party! These are simply wonderful. At the top of the earrings are round Tiffany settings in 6 prongs rhinestones and then the fun really starts with baguette stones of chanel setting in triangular form. I think someone may be getting ready to peel a grape for this evening.
Written in 1908 by A. G. Temple, this book shows a good review of Spanish painters since the time of Goya. Mr. Temple was the Director of the Guildhall Art Gallery, London, and this book was printed byu Arnold Fairbairns & Co., and is number 117 out of 300. The book has been a library book and bears the stamps and withdrawn notations. Each of the illustrations are engravings and are extremely high quality. This book is certainly a collectors items and in really good condition in what appears to be hand made paper. There is some nicks to the corners, but the overall information and images are outstanding.
In the late 1940s a family moved from Michigan to Tennessee bringing these shoes with them. The shoes have never been worn and are wool with embroidery and leather soles. The hand decorated work on the tops are floral with green leaves and green stem mint colors. These are in extra good condition.
Madiera is one of the best fabrics for old tablecloths. They just last and last. The work on this and the fabric itself is really pretty.