This is such a wonderful pair of early 20th century photographic portraits of a young couple from the Albany area. The photographs are by Gustave Lorey (1868-1937), a well known photographer who had a studio in Albany; his work is in the collection of the Albany Institute of History & Art. Both portraits are wonderful,…read more
A Qing Dynasty Chinese export Lacquer Tea Tea Caddy with the original Paktong pewter inserts. Late 18th or early 19th century. 8 inches wide and 6 inches tall.
A fun folky piece; a hand carved miniature book made from soapstone. It has a carved spine and cover, with carved pages as well. It has “HOLY BIBLE” carved on the cover, although I think this may have been a later addition as the quality of the rest of the work is better than the…read more
I have been on a old green paint kick. My latest find is this 19th century boot scraper in old green paint. Great color & form!
Large 19th c store tea tin in rare, original yellow paint.
These centennial andirons are big and bold. Others I found were all cast iron, the fronts of these are bronze. They measure 21 inches high and 2 feet long. Auction results for the cast iron examples range from $1,000. to 1200.
These vases have the most beautiful glaze, it is iridescent and the most beautiful blue. There is a mark on the bottom, which I can’t decipher, but I believe they are probably French. The photograph does not do these justice. They are in excellent condition.
This is a wonderful collection of 19th century brass and other metal buttons, all with a bird themed design; there are a total of 22 buttons in all. They have been sewn onto acid free card stock and well displayed. The photos have a shadow from the cel phone taking the photo; the card is…read more
This sugar shaker is in excellent condition. It is especially nice with the design of a star in the top for the holes.
This lovely, early brass box has a beautifully engraved lid and an initial on the base. It is most probably Dutch or English.
A beautiful Victorian brass jewelry casket with floral design and beveled glass set into the brass housing on the sides, back, and top of the piece. It measures 7 inches wide, 5 inches deep, and 5 inches tall. The interior bottom is covered in gold velvet.
A solid oak desktop file box with a tambor roll front door that opens up to reveal cubbies and shelves for files. It has a metal label on one of the beautifully paneled sides for the E.F. Stafford Manufacturing Co of Chicago. The piece measures 17 inches wide by 11 inches deep and 13 inches…read more
Fantastic 19th century tin and glass hexagon shaped candle lantern. Nice condition. Measures approximately 13″ tall.
“The Art Of Cooking And Serving” Great vintage cookbook includes a hand written recipe for Welsh Rarebit. Wonderful original calico covering. Measures 7&1/2″ by 5″
First Edition of “A Labrador Doctor: Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell”, published in 1919. A medical missionary originally from England, Grenfell founded the Grenfell Mission, operating in Newfoundland and Labrador. The mission worked with the aboriginal population and included medical assistance, work training and an orphanage. The mission produced hand made goods, including hooked rugs…read more
Nice early 1920s-1930s era catcher’s glove. Metal two prong buckle with adjustable strap. Glove has been marked with ink by prior owner “SOC O”, Glove is in decent condition; the strap on back has detached, but all the pieces are present. Leather is in great shape and other than strap, stitching is intact.
“How to Know Textiles” by Cassie Paine Small, c. 1925, published by Ginn And Company. Hard bound volume in very good condition, 373 pages with photo illustrations. Contents include “The Making of Cloth – Weaves and the Weaving Process, Knitted Goods, Lace and Lace Making, The Changing of Flax into Linen, ” and more.
“More Baskets and How to Make Them” by Mary White c. 1910. Hard cover volume with 157 pages, published by Doubleday, Page & Company, in very good condition. Contents include “Centres and Weaves, Flower Baskets, ….. Square Baskets, How to Rush-Seat Chairs,” and more.
This a volume of hardbound “Lady’s Home Magazine” from January to June of 1859. It is in good condition. The embossed leather cover has typical wear and measures 6.25″ x 9.25″. Pages are in good shape over all with minor tears occasionally. Many of the illustrations are beautifully colored as indicated in the accompanying photos.
This is a copy of the Sermon given to the Massachusetts legislature on May 27th, 1812. The 16 page booklet is bound with a thread tie. It measures approximately 5.5 ” across by 8.75 ” tall. Conditions is good, some discoloration but no tears or shredding. The back cover has some writing on it.
This sewing notions holder is exquisite. The top tips open to reveal the metal interior. It is hand painted in the original floral decoration on its exterior. Rare and hard to find in this condition. It stands on its base like a small globe, about 4 inches high.
This lamp would make an elegant addition to any living space. The lamp is brass, with a leaf and vine damascene design; damascene is the term describing the technique of applying gold or silver decoration to metal base. See photo for detail of the design. The lamp takes a single bulb. It has been rewired…read more
This sweet little Doll purse is hand beaded over teal covered fabric. It has a nickle plated frame and chain and inside is the original label “Made in Czechoslavakia”. It is approximately 2″ in diameter. So sweet in a curio case or for one of the dolls in your collection.
This is one of the most interesting objets d’art I have seen in a while. The early leather men’s shoe is as found on the cast iron shoe form that fits it. It’s hard to know whether the damage at the heel and side of the shoe were there when it was presented to the…read more