Pochette stamped "Wigley" who had a music store in London around 1800. LOB 8 inches, Playing string length 10 1/2 inches, total length 17 1/4 inches. Condition is very good, no cracks. Sound post in place. Bridge is my improvisation. No case.
Rare 19thc decorated ivory Chinese chopsticks and knife personal eating set-these were carried on belts by Chinese ready to eat anywhere-also carried by Europeans--but without chopsticks-rather fork and spoon and knife-called trousse -this Chinese one is well decorated-ivory reinforced with wood and brass-has loop to attach to body-accessory used to enhance dress. -no condition problems--10.5 inches long--be a hit at the DING HAO RESTAURANT
A four stringed Hurdy Gurdy in playing condition. Please request specific pics if you need more.
An interesting Hurdy Gurdy, mostly because of what is has and does not have. It never had a wheel cover, as seen by lack of cover holders. It does, however, have return springs on the tangents and that cute door on the side of the scroll. There is also that tuning peg near the left F hole. The back is in very decent condition with no cracks. Missing parts include two drone bridges, end wall of tangent box and two small bone or Ivory pieces used as string guides at lower edge...
This Hurdy Gurdy will require some gluing in order to get it playing, but it seems like all of the parts are there. Specific additional pictures available.
An early Hurdy Gurdy worthy of restoration. Absent are 3 tuning pegs, 4 wood tangents, one hinge 0n tangent cover and wheel cover. Everything else is basically intact. If you love this primitive style instrument, You'll be happy to restore this one.
This is a lovely pendant glasses with a 14K white gold and bead chain (marked 14K), circa 1920 to 1930. The pendant folds out to form two rectangular magnifier lenses framed in sterling silver. It is in good condition and the lenses measure 1.5” by 1”. *Call our store to process order,
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American Chelsea Bronze Ship's Bell Clock with Blackface, c. 1901. 8-day movement. Keeps excellent time. Mounted on walnut diamond-shaped plaque. 7 1/2 inches diameter. Plaque is 17 3/4 inches x 11 inches.
A rare Lyre Cittern 12 strings. Makers label torn out. Excellent condition considering age. Height is 27 1/4 inches, widest spot is 16 3/4 inches.
A five key Boxwood with Ivory ring Clarinet by J. Meachem, Albany c.1824. Excellent condition with only a closed crack in bell. Original MP.
A Lute guitar by Edward Light 1790-1830. Seven strings, 7th requiring a tuning key. Levers form the back of the neck effect 1st fret on strings 7 & 5, and 2nd fret on strings 6 & 4. Capo openings on frets 2,3,4 &. 5. Condition is very good with no cracks showing.
Figural Don Juan mantle clock by New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Connecticut, circa late 1800s-turn of the century. The clock is 16 x 6 x 21in. Don Juan sits on one side and the other the clock; both rest on a footed base. In excellent condition, the clock runs properly. *Call our store to process order,
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The harplike pillar supports diatonically tuned bass strings to extend the range of the fretted strings. The pitch of the bass strings could be raised a semitone by finger-operated ring stops that work very much like pedals on a harp. Some gesso chipped off.
An early 12 key Clarinet in C, Boxwood and Ivory, in beautiful condition. Marked in two places "Euler, Frankfort, a/M". Faults are; one replaced key, and cracks in Ivory on barrel. Length is 20 3/8 inches. Original MP. In a modern case.
Clarinet in Black wood and ivory by (I think) Jean Francois a Paris 1827-40. This instrument is in poor condition but may be worth saving if you like J.F.Martin's work. Bell has large wood chip. Lowest joint is good, middle joint has been well pinned, upper joint, which has 2 block mounted and three pin mounted keys (one needs spring), and has a long surface crack. Barrel is cracked. Comes with original MP. Length is 23 3/8 inches
A well built unsigned 5 key Clarinet, Boxwood and Ivory. All keys work well and all joints are tight. Faults are; chip off of lower block and one ivory ring replaced with string. Ready to play except for pads. length is 20 5/8 inches. Original Mp (and reed)
An unnamed 5 key clarinet of Boxwood and Ivory. Small chip on one block, one ring has been repaired and one key needs spring. Length is 23 1/2 inches. Other keys have strong spring action. Original MP included.
A six key, all block mounted, Boxwood and Ivory Clarinet marked in three place "BILTON, LONDON (Unicorn)" Clarinet in good condition except for the following; two Ivory rings absent, one key needs adjustment, short crack on bell tenon, which will be closed when ring is added. Comes with original MP. Other keys are working well. Length is 23 3/8 inches