A CHINESE “EATING KIT”. This example consists of a dark brown hardwood case containing a steel knife and a pair of chopsticks, the case capped at the end in brass and bound together with three sets of triple brass bands and a brass lip and inlaid with a pair of narrow rectangular bands, the wooden knife handle embellished with two reticulated, inlaid brass circular decorations...
This one-of-a-kind desk accessory is rare and unique. An antique Victorian sterling silver wax seal with petrified tooth-form handle, Monogram EMQ, banding marked STERLING and 925/1000, American, C.1890. Size: 3 5/8" x 1/2"; Condition is excellent.
JUST REDUCED TO $20.00---Silver on Copper very interesting and unusual Cobalt Glass Open Salt Cellar. This piece is marked with what appears to look like "A.M." in a Diamond and "M.I.I." in a diamond along with mark that I can not read. Appears to be dutch in origin and I would date it to late 19TH or Early 20TH Century This silver boat shaped salt stands on four legs. It has a Cathedral Arch openwork pattern around the sides...
On a cold October day in 1977, an auction of the former estate of Dr. T.D.M. Wilson of Washington, Pennsylvania, took place. The last surviving relative to live in Dr. Wilson's former 1890 mansion had moved to smaller quarters, and many artifacts reflecting the Wilson's family history had to be auctioned off.
Dr. T.D.M. Wilson graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1875, and the following offered items from this estate auction provide an historical glimpse into his long medical career...
Finely detailed elaborate lacquerwork makes this drum a work of art. Made of leather and wood from the Shanxi Province circa 18th to 19th century. Diameter is 22", 15 1/2 " tall.
Rare antique Scotch Compass -1900 or earlier-in brass housing-no condition problems-clean piece-diameter 10.5 with mounting ring 12 inches-6 inches deep-no condition problem-compass floats-marked on face- Christies & Wilson--Glascow-
Exceptional antique French pierced and gilt metal inkstand with over-all Gothic arch decoration; the rectangular top opening to a fitted interior with two removable pen wells and four crystal inkwells (one repaired). Circa 1840-1860.
Chelsea PILOT ADMIRAL Ship's Bell CLOCK and MATCHING BAROMETER with THERMOMETER
The PILOT Admiral Model
Chelsea clock Serial Number is 237995 (1935-1939).
Antique Carved Wood Cane in the Form of a Dog's Head, with glass eyes, and a spotted malacca shaft. The dog head is very large (4" x 4") and was probably a display cane, in a shop window, with others to show that they carried canes and walking sticks.
Pommel Length : 3.75"
Cane Length : 37"
This is an English ironstone mold from the 19th c. depicting a sleeping lion, and in excellent condition. The mold measures 5-5/8 inches by 4-1/2 inches across the top, and is 4 inches tall. There are no chips, cracks, repairs or stains, although the mold is crazed all over.
A 19th c. ironstone mold originally used to form individual servings (aspic, perhaps?) The mold is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. It measures 3 inches in diameter and 2-1/4 inches high.
An unusual crystal desk item for receipts in a highly visible blue cut and faceted crystal. The same genre and period of the brilliant blue inkwells. American Excellent condition. 6 x 2.75 inches
Offered for consideration, is a wonderful and rarely found, 19th century American "DENTIST" sign in brass measuring 12 3/4ths inches wide x 7 inches high.
The sign advertises the office of "James H. Groom. Dentist.", and remains in fine condition with deep-toned, original patina and with some very minor warping due to its many years of age. The lettering is actually impressed into the surface and is painted black...
"DORIC" Model by Chelsea
Mahogany with INLAID & Decorative Handles on its side.
Note: The Doric Clock has a FAMILY CHIME
In exceptional condition
Steinway & Sons rosewood Fancy "B" model piano. Complete restoration: rebuilt action, strings replaced, restored sound board and refinished. The case is absolutely gorgeous. This fantastic case is rosewood and has a French polish finish. The carvings are unsurpassed in beauty and quality. The piano is 7'1" in length and was made in late 1867.
Serial No. #15648
Beautiful Steinway Fancy "B" Grand Concert Piano. Completely restored with new pin block, new strings, redone action, original iron frame, and French polish finish. It tunes to the current 440A orchestra tuning. The sound is absolutely breath taking. The piano is 7'1" in length and was made in late 1867.
Serial No. #15648
A writing box veneered in wonderful Fruitwood and adorned with brass. It opens up to reveal a writing surface in which it is embellished in an elegant gilt design and hidden compartments to store writing implements of sorts. The top opens up to uncover a large place to put things and the bottom does likewise (as photographed). The writing box has working lock mechanisms with key. Overall, the box is in good condition. The circa date is 1840...
This exceptional 19th century clock made by the Waterbury Clock Company features a cold-painted cast bronze frame depicting cherubs and green foliage. Measures 15.5" high, 12.75" wide and 3.75" deep. Original pendulum and key, and in good working order.