Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1940 item #1265025
Not many people remember when uniformed attendants were the guardians of urban folk at the municipal skating rink. (See for instance Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in "Shall We Dance" [1937]) Here is Art Deco form is a representative attendant.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #18619 (stock #116AAA)
This finely crafted Indonesian betel nut box is the finest I have ever come across. The strapwork decorated body is in clearest white paktong, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc much favored as a tarnish-free silver substitute by British silversmiths in the Eighteenth Century. There are three compartments inside for the betelnuts and the lime and betel leaves necessary for chewing them. Indonesian, Nineteenth Century. Approximately 7-3/4 inches long by four inches wide by 2-3/4 inches high...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #19084 (stock #126AAA)
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 : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1051715
This 30-inch necklace of lacy elements conjoined by round links has good heft, despite its delicate appearance. Probably Italian, its lemon-yellow gold is hallmarked with 18-karat purity and maker's initials. Weight: 1/2 oz.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : German : Pre 1920 item #1136054
This bright and captivating view of Early Twentieth Century Berlin was done while Scholz (1898-1982) was still a student in the early years of World War I and contains many of the Expressionist elements that later developed in his more Abstract work. (See for reference related item 1129820.) The painting, portraying the capital's sparkling Princessenstrasse on a sunny day, is painted in oil on artist's board...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #13514 (stock #11AAA)
WOODAHL, Francis (1938 to 1984) "Prairie Morn," tempera on board. Picturing in very fine detail a wonderfully peaceful scene: a young squaw is bathing in a stream with tepees in the central background, behind which rise verdant hills and a snow-capped mountain range. A moment in Paradise! And a fine opportunity to obtain a work by this distinguished Western artist. Approximately 10 by 12 inches, Barbizon frame. Cf: "Contemporary Western Artists," 1982 (Bonanza)
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #161749 (stock #302AAA)
Looking as sharp as the day it was made is this elegant sterling silver three-piece tea service from the workshop of veteran silversmith William Hall, first registered in London in 1795. Weighing a serious four pounds all in, the set features neo-Rococo designs of repousse flowers and foliage, with borders of interlaced stylized fronds, all expressing the work of a master craftsman and hall marked London, 1815 to 1826...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #446834
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 1837 VR item #446836
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.