Avery Art and Antiques
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.
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 : 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. The teapot is approximately seven inches tall and measures about 11 inches ...
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 : 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. The condition is superb and the painting is enhanced by its handsome burnish-gilt Loui...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21297 (stock #136AAA)
This is a lovely Aesthetic Movement mug by renowned San Francisco silversmiths Schulz & Fischer, and bearing their 3 mm hallmark of the California State Seal, along with “STERLING” and “S.F.CAL.” The unusual straight-sided body rises above the stepped foot to a broad, elaborate band of lattices and grapevines. The large engraved floral cartouche surrounds the inscription, “J.O.Kinslay.” Superb condition, circa 1875. Approximately four inches tall and four inches wide at the handl...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre 1910 item #1158556
These two old specimens of the dramatic volcanic conglomerate, septarian nodule, have long been used for display of antique bronzes. Each is approximately 3-1/3 inches in diameter,one about 1-1/4 inches high, the other about 1-5/8 inches high.Both are polished to a soft luster.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #535870
In their original presentation box, these rare forks are in superb condition, with vermeil tines. Each is 5-1/2 inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #1185390
Approximately seven inches by three inches, this handsome repousse and finely cast silver reliquary consists of a hinged frame attached to a rococo handle. The hinged front opens to contain a relic or painting (there is now a mirror.) The tourgha mark of quality is about nine o'clock on the back of the main body, although it is hard to find in the elaborate working of the rococo work.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1029729
Intricate arabesques cover the inside of this Nineteenth Century Turkish circumcision bowl in fine-quality silver. Eleven panels portray elaborately stylized animals and people, and a twelfth animal panel on the bottom of the bowl is surrounded by an Arabic inscription. The graceful rococo handle is capped by a parrot peering into the bowl. (Bird looking at bird?) In excellent condition, with tughra and purity hallmarks, the handsome piece is approximately 5-1/4 inches in diameter and 6-1/2 inc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Pre 1900 item #315785 (stock #367AAA)
This beautifully crafted lorgnette folds into a gold-mounted tortoise-shell case. The silver-gilt frames have French hallmarks that date the piece to the Nineteenth Century probably about 1880. Closed, it is approximately 3-5/8 inches long and 1-1/8 inches wide. The lenses are ground for reading.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #34709 (stock #208AAA)
Here are three pieces of American coin silver flatware. The large spoon, approximately 8-3/4 inches in length bears the hallmark of A. B. Vancott, as well as English-style pseudo-hallmarks. The shell-bowled mustard spoon, circa 1850, has a bright-cut crest and is hallmarked “B. M. Chamberlain & Son Coin.” The graceful little teaspoon is hallmarked “AGF” for Abraham Gerritze Forbes, who worked in New York City from around 1769 to 1795. Lovely condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1309359
A fine two-volume treatise on the work of this Huguenot cartographer and topographical artist, working in France, England and Florida, 1564-5. Two volumes in slip case. published by British Museum Publications, 1977. Superb condition.
This 26-inch tall Persian brass candlestick dates from the end of the Sixteenth Century to the beginning of the Seventeenth Century. It is in superb condition and color and has only a small drill hole at the base that allowed it to be mounted as a 46-inch tall lamp. It is approximately nine inches in diameter at the base.