The view of the cathedral with openings off to different sections is of interest to those studying interiors and architecture. The scale of the domed ceiling with the tiny figures walking on the floor shows just how vast this building would be.
Each of the leather shoulder bags have the same patented Patd Jany28 1856 brass powder loading devices and the large copper piece does not have a visible mark as to age or maker but came with the others as a companion. Each of the leather pouches has some wear separated seams and broken straps but all is original and no effort has been made to restore. These are in excellent condition for the age and there is no doubt about their being American.
The monogram signed in the lower left of this watercolor is a puzzle. The left letter appears to be a V, Followed with a Capitol T, a P branching off the T and a K below coming off the T center. The watercolor was found in the estate of a prominent East Tennessee Antique Dealer with no notes as to who did this, or where it was acquired. The log cabin shows a lady seated at the edge of the porch with what appears to be a spring style trap in her lap, getting ready to load it, a black and white dog to her left on the edge of the porch, animal skins nailed to the side of the porch of the cabin, and a black lady in a red headdress probably washing on the porch in a bucket. There is a white hammock stretched between two trees and even the bases of the trees appear to have 2 yellow eyes to look out to the viewer. A male figure in a white hat is shown riding maybe a donkey in the lower left. The cabin is extremely well executed, and the stone chimney on the edge of the log cabin adds a lot of visual interest to the painting, but nothing like the trap and skins on the side of the building. The frame seems to date from the turn of the century, is black painted Oak with nicks here and there, but certainly useable. The entire effect is one of Folk Art with an origin somewhere in the middle part of the country, between 1900-1920. A Hunter or Woodsman would love this.
The engraved R atop the black background has a decorative appeal and would fit the wearers finger in a flat manner that would not interfere with pocket entrances. The ring has a quality feel and look to it. The shape of the black onyx style stone is a large emerald cut and the mounting is a bezel style to hold the stone. The ring has a very comfortable feel to the hand. The 10K is yellow gold and this ring looks really good on a ring finger.
Obviously made for a retailer in Thomasville Georgia these cards show a group of cards with staged figures. The captions on the cards are Now Seben Come Eleben next is Mule Race Here Comes De Winner next is Ole Black Joe next is Oh Dem Watermelons next is Way Down South in Dixie next is Whos A _________?. Obviously period and made by an Atlanta company around the turn of the century, these are cards that do not surface often and finding a matching set of 6 is an opportunity for a collector to add to a period card collection. These are currently placed in windows to framing together in one unit but not actually framed. Both sides of the cards can be read.
Both pieces have a grape and vine etched into either side of each piece. These items are in remarkably good shape for their age and show only normal wear from use. These appear to date from early 20th century, there is a well defined star in the base and there is etching in the side panels. The handles are applied and the condition does show wear
The pastoral, rolling, melodic sea is shown with a moon and the reflection of the waves and ripples in the water surface. The watercolor painting appears to be from the early part of the 20th century and is unsigned. In a period frame with hints of green on the edge, there are scratches but the frame is period and probably totally original to the painting. The image is one of tranquility.
Still in the box set of 4 in Meadow pattern Minton coasters. Excellent Minton quality, each coaster depicts a different flower. Well signed on bottom Minton Bone China . If you have an interest in serving vintage beverages, this set will attractively protect the furniture from circles, and it has a good retro yet contemporary look.
First Edition interesting relationship story novel 275+ pages showing late Victorian lifestyles.
This scarf pin in gold filled is Art Nouveau styled and resembles an old picture frame with a hook in the center for the scarf to secure it and a regular pin on the back side. The work on the front is raised relief, and the finish is in good condition. The corner shell designs almost do resemble a turn of the century picture frame and the decorative motif here is unusually high quality.