This delightfully fancy, 19th Century, cast iron, physician's office sign marked "DR. JOHN LAGAN", once hung on a small building in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, California! It actually survived the famous earthquake of 1906!!
A treasure of early signage designed in the Art Nouveau style, this sign measures 46 inches long by 7 inches wide...
Diminutive in size with the lustrous feel and look of antique ivory, this extraordinarily RARE apothecary powder spatula is a must-have for the serious pharmacy memorabilia collector!
Measuring just 3.25 inches long, this hand-carved piece features a spatula that is tapered to a fine, thin edge allowing for the easy handling of the finest-ground drug powders.
Condition is very fine without imperfection! A gorgeous, RARE apothecary implement!
The bespectacled character protrayed on this antiques nutcracker could possibly be an old woman, but I choose to think that it Guisseppe, the widower who fashioned his "son" Pinocchio to ease his loneliness. Whichever and whatever, the carving is full of character. Tyrolean or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century, it is in fine condition, with only minor wear and no repairs, and is about eight inches in length and 1-3/4 inches wide and three inches deep.
Offered for sale is a hard to find, turn-of-the-century, apothecary pharmacy bottle that stands 7.5 inches tall. The stopper is embossed with a large "W" signifying WRIGHT's Patent.
This unusual tincture bottle is in excellent condition. The bottle interior is clear and the stopper, which sports ground glass, is in very nice condition except for some unobtrusive interior edge chips and two very minor flecks on the (L) edge of the stopper...
Beautiful Clock with figural Bronze woman on red marble base signed Damoug. 36"H x 12"D
Very ornate black upright Napoleon III piano with heavy bronze work throughout. This magnificent piece has been completely restored including the piano mechanism and case. Piano is labeled 'MOIRIN AINE PARIS.'
Restoration of this piano(serial #35820)is now complete. Every part has been worked on. New pin block, action, strings, redone sound board, and refinished. The case is absolutely gorgeous. Steinway built only around 400 of these Centennial Concert grand models. It is not known just how many still exist, but certainly it cannot number more than 50-100. These are the only full-plate, Steinway 'D's built with the gorgeous, heavily carved, serpentine legs, carved case, and ornate music rack...
This magnificent 1911 Steinway & Sons model "C" New York (7'6" L Serial No. 150799) is ready for professional concert play. 88 Keys completely rebuilt with all new German Steinway parts or equal. This fantastic case is rosewood & has a French polish finish. It has inlaid leaves on both sides of the piano. The carvings are unsurpassed in beauty and quality. Probably the finest piano offered in the United States today...
An early, c.1860, stained boxwood Flute in dark Rosewood eith Ivory rings in excellent condition. Length is 23 1/2 inches, and sounding length is 20 3/4 inches. Conical bore. On approval.
A hand made American Violin c.1910 in extraordinary condition. One piece back, plain edging. Original hand made pegs, excellent design and workmanship. Fully set up accept for good strings.
A fine piece of nautical handicraft is this becket(bale handle)of intricately tied knotting. It is approximately six by five inches and dates to the late Nineteenth Century. This will be a beautiful addition to a maritime collection. A nautical bronze bolt is strung through the top loops.
An exceedingly RARE and all-original, commanding group photograph of 1880's NURSES with a bit of the mysterious- might be depicting recent graduates of a nursing program with male and female head instructors or may be a photograph of hospital staff nurses with head nurse and administrator/physician. A bit of intrigue for certain, and most definitely a highly rare and unusual period nursing photo of substantial size! Found in a New York state estate...
Unusual Antique English Silverplate Wine-bottle Server with hinged body to accomodate bottle and applied handle. Impressed makers mark and registration number date this to 1897.
n.b. This fits many, but not all shaped bottles.
This rare and unusual, finely constructed, Civil War Era, portable Field Surgeon's Operating or Gleason type Mortuary Table (also known as a Cooling Table) comes from the estate of a 4th generation New England medical doctor, and retains its original finish with wonderful patina...
A portable opium scale with a silver weight pan, and a weight and metal inlayed calibrated marks along the length of the rod. Some damage to pan and threads connecting pan to measuring rod. All in a wooden case with 8 different Kanji letters carved into the sliding wooden case cover. 14" inches in length (Outside of case) Rod is 12" in length.
Very interesting and it's functional!
English bracket clock. Mahogany broken arch case with mahogany and ebony veneers and inlays. Brass carrying handle and brass sidelight grills, all raised on brass bracket feet. Cream painted dial with Roman numerals. Strike silient regulation. Circa 1810.
Antique Wine Cooler, Antique Davenport Wine Cooler, Antique Caneware. This "Antique Davenport Caneware Relief Molded Wine Cooler circa 1800 to 1810" measures 7 and one quarter inches in diameter at the rim and is 9 and three quarter inches tall. Caneware is a tan color, unglazed stoneware developed around the year 1770. See mark in "English China and its Marks" by Thos. Ornsby pg. 52. Grapevines on either side with applied satyr mask handles impressed anchor and Davenport mark. Shipping extra...
An interesting, well made American Violin c. 1880. Note the wooden pins used at the corner blocks.