Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1239125
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1575.00
On a robin's-egg blue ground are delicately painted stylized floral designs, a cluster of tulips and garland trails in red, yellow and green.New Hampshire, 1820-1840. Fine condition, approximately 15-7/8 inches wide by 8-7/8 inches deep by 6-3/8 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #971300
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1400.00
In sixty years of collecting and dealing in antique coquille carvings, this is the most elaborate piece I have seen, a whistle in celebration of the newly established liberal laws of King Louis-Philippe, who described himself as “King of the French,” rather than “King of France.” A plaque inscribed “Loi de 1831” is guarded over by a seated lion, symbolizing royal authority...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #949474
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$380.00
Classical grace is reflected in this pair of urns, turned to hold spills -- twisted paper "matches" for carrying fire from the hearth, etc., to light candles or a pipe. They are in lustrous lignum vitae, a very hard tropical wood, valued for its beauty and durability. British, approximately seven inches tall and four inches in diameter, they are hand-turned. (Note the variation in the lower details.)
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #917481
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3800.00
It was confusing as to where to place this extraordinary item, which most likely furnished the central cut for a poster...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #915681
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$850.00
A graceful and well-balanced piece of nautical hand work, this fine dipper features a fluted and inscribed -- "GIVE" on the rim -- coconut cup and delicately turned wooden handle. Approximately 13 inches in length, the cup is about four inches tall by 3-1/4 inches wide. American, Nineteenth Century.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #695646
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$450.00
An elaborately fitted ditty box for small objects, this mahogany box is inlaid with patterns in light wood, perhaps boxwood. There is a velvet-lined interior with an enclosed compartment in the lid for necklaces and chains. Four separate boxes are concealed under the main tray. American or English, Nineteenth Century, the box measures approximately eight inches by five inches by five inches and is in excellent original condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1700 item #695604
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1650.00
Practical and decorative, this item would store the imposing pocket watch of a gentleman and become a very decorative ornament for the mantlepiece. Italian, late Seventeenth Century, of finely carved wood, it retains most of its original polychrome paint and gilding. Exclusive of the base added for stability and the branch of coral that graces its crest, the piece measures approximately 19-3/4 inches by 6-1/4 inches by 2-1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1800 item #551229
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$485.00
Perhaps originally mounted as a dressing table mirror or as an easel mirror, this carved and painted piece is approximately 16 inches and 17 inches wide. It is in excellent condition, with only a couple of chips.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #446836
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In order to access the tobacco within, the snuff-taker must know the right moves unlock and disengage the cover. The box is carved in the shape of a long, elegant slipper, originally red and black, with a nice low heel and a relief carving of a stylized plant with flowers and “fruit” of two bizarre demons’ heads. In superb condition, it is of Continental manufacture, late Eighteenth or early Nineteenth and measures 5-1/4 inches long, 1-1/2 inches high and 1-5/8 inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #446834
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$300.00
In the form of a Turkish slipper with a Louis XV heel, this plump little wooden snuff box has a hidden trick opening device that makes it necessary to perform two actions before the contents are available. Of a fine fruitwood, with the “lock” of mahogany and a locking plate of engraved copper, it is a Continental creation of the early Nineteenth Century, in excellent condition and around 3-3/4 inches long by 1-3/4 inches high by 1-1/2 inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1800 item #446567
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$535.00
Profusely carved with stylized flowers and hearts, this superb wooden snuff box was created in Wales in the Eighteenth Century. In splendid condition, it measure abou four inches long, 1-1/2 inches high and 1-1/4 inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #156483 (stock #290AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$500.00
Probably a love token for an industrious housewife is this elaborately carved folding butter mould. Worked in with the rich swirling floral motifs is the letter ”G,” undoubtedly the lady’s initial Would form a good kilo of butter into an elegant block. Scandinavian, 19th Century, approximately 19-3/4 inches long by 4-1/2 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1700 item #156472 (stock #289AAA)
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$400.00
A graceful example of folk art is this antique wooden shoe mitt or winter stirrup carved out of hardwood, a real survivor, as is the crude strap-work reinforcements on both sides testify. Seventeenth Century, Scandinavia, about eight inches long and high by six inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #34448 (stock #204AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$425.00
A charming bit of rustic handicraft is this small snuff-box made of carefully built-up thin layers of serrated birch bark held in place by many tiny brass nails. Small cut-out circles reveal a surprise of blue underneath, and a trace of shiny brown at the base suggests that it was probably originally bound like that all around the top and bottom in that manner. The original leather thong still forms the handle for the top. Early to mid-Nineteenth Century, probably Tyrolean or Alpine...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #19084 (stock #126AAA)
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$350.00
Undoubtedly British, this string box in ebonized boxwood boasts a central band of fine trompe l’oeil beadwork that has a few stabilized flaws. All in all, it is in fine shape and is an excellent example of Victorian handicraft, and retains its ivory grommet at the string hole. Approximately 4-12 inches high and three inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #19065 (stock #119AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$225.00
Elegant in its simplicity is this Scottish carpet bowling ball of lustrous lignum vitae. Originally made of stone, the bowls were replaced in the Seventeenth Century by ones in pottery or, much more rarely, in this tropical wood. This example is Nineteenth Century, manufactured in Glasgow by R. G. Lawrie and approved by the Scottish Carpet Bowling Association. It is approximately 3-3/4 inches in diameter and is decorated with six inlaid plugs of ivory.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #18271 (stock #111AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$425.00
Here is an excellent example of Georgian handicraft: a penwork stationery box of simple black and gilt borders surrounding transfer scenes of a stately building, a fantasy London, a village and a holiday market square. In very fine, aged condition, it retains its original gilt fittings, its well-preserved wallpaper lining, even its original key. It is only a shame that the billets doux it no doubt harbored are no longer contained within. English, circa 1810...