A very well known artist Mr. Powell painted lots of prominent Southern families this is a very well laid out exhibition catalogue showing both black and white as well as color photos and landscapes attributed to Mr. Powell.
Rayo is a well known maker of quality lighting for many, many years and this item is no exception. Shiny brass all the way around, this electric light is designed to look like an oil lamp with the font and burner. Clearly marked Rayo, it is in fine shape except for a few slight dings and one pushed in spot that has flattened one side slightly. This originally was a table lamp that was probably altered in the 1960s when it would have been cut and made into a wall lamp. This was a very commonly done decorative method of using brass table lamps for wall sconces where none had ever been in residences. This is designed to hold a 10in shade and the tripod is there for that. The lamp is unquestionable old and has been made into this form and is not a modern replica of the same type of lamp. There is no shade included with this lamp.
If nautical or shipping is of interest, this would have an appeal. Well told with military overtones 270+ pages.
This gold thimble has a waffle-type of pattern design with the name Caroline engraved on the polished band above the finger.
The elegant seated lady from the late Victorian era is still in the original frame with well designed floral motif corners and an oval interior. She is elegant looking and could easily become a member of the family after being on the wall just a short time. The frame that the portrait is in is the original and is extremely large and ornate with an oval insert for the painting. The frame almost has a velvet feel to the surface.
This hat is said to have been made as a Commerative of the Opening of the Cotton Bowl in Texas. This may be lore but it appears to be from the 1940s and is in good condition. If this is a momento of the opening of the Cotton Bowl, this would be of interest both to sports collectors as well as western themes.
Early British registry marks are on the bottom, the copper trim is on leaves with gold tassels hanging from them and the plate has fan shaped designs between double lined panels. The Victorians loved copper and gold lusterware and this is certainly an interesting piece. Two plates are available, one is whiter than the other, and the basic color of the second is white with brown surface crazing. The two are priced separately.
An exhibition catalogue from National Portrait Gallery this 56 page book has wonderful color plates of the portraits by this major American painter.
Pretty, well made dresser box in milk glass with raised, hand painted decoration around the top edges and bottom. In very good shape with just a few slight nicks. These were and still are popular on dressers for holding jewelry, change, cotton balls and even keys. The original gold paint on the edges is still there, there is wear and a few nicks to the edges, but for a piece that has had use and is 100 years of age, this is a good item.
These children shown in period Victorian clothes and cross bar frames have a very nostalgic look and are original prints to the frames. The embossed border around the images is an unusual touch and the appeal is timeless. The children in one print are fishing the other playing in a yard with the dog . Priced as a pair.