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.
The decorative and delicate detailing of this piece is at odds with its most gruesome history! Scalloped copper edge guards and the appealing pattern in which the drainage holes in the laminated wood tabletop were l...
AMERICAN WATCH CO.
1859 – 1873
Commonly referred to as “The Mother of all American Watch Companies”, this manufacturer was a international pioneer in watch production and accuracy. They were the first to gain independence from European watch providers in the New World. But more than that, they sought to provide a more accurate watch at a affordable price to the American Citizen. After beginning activity in Boston by the Boston Watch Co. 1853 – 1859, In January 1859,...
Rare table size Chinese white jadeite snuff bottle with apple green and emerald green markings along with some blushes of lavender. Nicely carved in a reticulated openwork design, it is excellent condition measuring 5.25" high x 3.25 across. On stand it measures 6.125"
A man carrying a load of firing wood followed by his faithful dog, a solitary cow standing near its barn in the background, a man leaving the side door of his house carrying a bucket, and a man and woman leaving the home in a sleigh carriage driven by two horses down a country road – all orchestrate to create the nostalgic beauty which Currier and Ives created as the nation attempted to forget the pains of the Civil War.
Undoubtedly a New England vignette, it resonates with Americ...
a rare star wars memorabilia .this is darth vader life size from studio rubies /michael Burnett ,limited to 500 pieces and licensed by lucasfilm LTD in 1997.Michael Burnett studios handcrafted each of these statues using reference photographs and actual pulls from original molds,photos and visits tio lucas film archives to replicate exactly the costume worn by david Prouse in the empire strikes back?The statue stands on 7 feet 2,30mthe base is 33/19/3 inches .The statue is made of molded late...
A fine and rare 19th century Japanese cloisonne bi-fold table screen in the Kyoto school of Namikawa, depicting a ho bird and dragon. The finely coiled wiring is gilded, as are the back panels of the screen. Each cloisonne panel is wood framed, joined with hinges of silver. Fully opened, the screen measures 8" high and 9" wide.
Condition: Quite fine, with only wear commensurate with age.
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Altar Table from the Shanxi Province China, ca. 1821 - 1850. Handcarved with intricate woodwork and peony motic. Table is 32" high x 57 1/2" long x 13 1/2" wide. Some wear due to age and use but in very good condition. Ex: T.K. Asian Antiques, New York, NY. Construction of traditional wooden Chinese furniture is based primarily of solid wood pieces connected solely using woodworking joints, and rarely using glue or metallic nails. The reason was that nails and glues used did...
Late Edo period (around 1800)
Natural iron zunari type kabuto mounted in kaga style.
The zunari or hineno kaButo symbolizes a head.
This helmet has eyebrows made by the uchidachi technique (pushed back)
the shikoro in slats, the last of which is in lacquer imitating the wrinkled leather "é urushi tatakinuri typical of the school of kaga
Menpo of the ryubu type in natural iron, menpo of the noble man with his arrows
Do natural iron tatami mat
A finely cast bamboo shaped vase with applied bamboo leaf branch decoration. This item was made in China for the scholar's table in the 17th Century.
Condition: Generally very good but the vase has been recently polished and there is an old loss - the leaves and tip of the top left branch are missing.
15cm (6inches) high; base - 3.5cm (1.4inches) diameter
We have twenty additional pictures taken in different natural daylight conditions on our recently constructed shop website at 69a...
Measuring 9 1/2 inches wide x 13 inches long, this brightly colored, copyright 1931, Little Black Sambo, large softcover book illustrated by acclaimed American children's illustrator, Fern Bisel Peat, is very rarely found!
(Also currently available is Fern Bisel Peat's companion Little Black Sambo Puzzle!)
Published by The Harter Publishing Company, Educational Publishers, Cleveland Ohio, this book along with a companion puzzle which features one of the illustrations from this book, we...
Offered is the fabulously RARE NIGGER HAIR Tobacco Tin produced from the late 1870's through the first half of the 1940's.
This particular tin does not retain its original, US Internal Revenue paper tax stamp, so there is no way to precisely date it. As such, we will place its age as at the first half of the 1940's- the final production years of this style tin.
The image of an African woman with the racist title of “Nigger Hair” imposed over her shoulders was used by The American Tobac...
A fine,large and very rare eight sided documentary vase (with fitted wood stand) - decorated in Chinese scholar's taste and bearing two poems. The first, small poem on the neck of the vase, describes the under glaze blue painted picture on the reverse side. Roughly translated - "Fisherman looks across riverbank - there are Huang Yang trees. There are three roads leading home and he carries a 'dan' (two baskets with carrying yoke). He is wearing a raincoat and hat and it is raining - he sees a fa...
A miniature diamond quilted Amberina bottle with square top and amber rigaree on the neck. The bottle shades to a beautiful fuchsia at the top. The 2 3/4 inch tall bottle is 2 inches in diameter at the base and there is a polished pontil mark. No doubt by New England glass Co.
A very unusual unsigned Webb cameo custard cup and underplate. The cup and plate are decorated with citron over colorless pattern of prunus sprays and butterflies. The cup is 1 ½ inches tall and 3 1/8 inches in diameter. The underplate is 4 3/4 inches in diameter. Both pieces have polished pontil marks. Perfect condition.
22014700 A beautiful small Victorian thorn handled vase with scalloped and ruffled rim. The vase is blue at the top shading to a pale blue at the base. The vase is cased in white and has a polished pontil mark. The vase is decorated with stylized multicolored flowers with gold and platinum leaves. There is no damage to the thorn handles and there is a small glass imperfection near the base which occurred during manufacture. The vase is 4 ½ inches tall, 5 inches across the handles and 2 ½ ...
STONE JIZO WITH NO FACE
Wild Buddhist stone carving statue of ‘Jizo Bosatsu’ (Jizo Bodhisattva), Edo period, 19th century, Aichi area, Japan, approx. H 29.5cm (11.61in), in such aesthetically weathered and deteriorated condition as is as seen. Free shipping.
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WITHERED MEDICINE CHEST
Old Japanese wooden medicine chest (kusuri-dansu) with many drawers, circa End of Edo period, mid 19th century, approx. H 51.5 x 49.5 x 21cm (20.27 x 19.48 x 8.26in).
Smaller than usual type. Because of such withered and damaged condition as is (also with some broken drawers, wood dust, warpage of top board, repair, etc),
please rather consider it as more like a decorative object of art than a practical chest itself.
Wonderful Faure enamel on metal vase decorated with poppies on a multicolored ground. The vase is 3.5 inches tall, 3 inches in diameter and is signed “C. Faure Limoges” in gold at the base.
ART DECO SATSUMA TINWARE VASE
Unique Japanese Art Deco vase of Satsuma Tinware ('Satsuma Suzuki') with more than 365-year history as the representative traditional handicrafts of Kagoshima Prefecture, Early Showa period, 1920-30s, approx. H 26cm (10.23in). Carved seal composed of multiple kanji letters at the bottom, but unidentified clearly. Attached with wooden box (with no string). Some expected aged deterioration due to use as seen, also with dent at the roundne...