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Framed hooked rug of wool & synthetic multi fabrics
depicting a pair of opposing deer set within an indigo field
surrounded by a linear rectangular polychrome border. Note the
feet intersecting the border, which is somewhat unusual. Good
color & condition with minor wear, but no loss. American.
Circa 1950's. 39"w. x 20"h.
Federal gilted wood frame mirror with its top tablet a
reverse painted scene illustrating a cottage and trees in blue
& gold over the original glass mirror, all set within vertical
Doric fluted columns, and simple upper & lower pediments.
The original wood backboards are fastened with original iron
nails. The surface is all original with age wear. The piece is
in very good unrestored original condition. American or English.
Circa 1810-1815. 13"w. x 20 5/8"h.
Painted wood & iron stagecoach model.. Red wooden wheels
with iron spokes & rims, iron supports & iron top fence.
The red wheel paint is probably original. The green coach with
2 swing doors has yellow detailing and the drivers seat is red,
all in old repaint. Unseen, a dozen underside screws securing
the coach to the frame are replaced. All coach wood elements
and iron supports are original. American. Circa 1890-1915. 34"l.
x 8 ¾"w. x 17"h.
Painted & carved Folk Art make do consisting of 2 carved
handled blades, one crossed over the other with floral decoration
over green base paint. One is initialed, "PPD" &
dated "1860". . Original alligatored paint on probably
birch. The blades are not a matched pair, but both were bed smoothers
which were probably joined together in the early 1900's. American.
17"w. x 18"h.
Painted wood horse stall sign. Gold letters, "Sussie
Watts", on a black background with red beveled trim. Reverse
white painted w. the name, "Ester Pauline Braden" inscribed,
probably its owner. Very good condition, all original. American.
Circa 1900-1925. 18"l. x 4"h.
Round ash splint settler's basket w. drawshaven hoop handle,
double lashing over double rims, tool made uniform weavers &
hand made uprights. Good condition w. minor inconsistencies.
Original natural patina, catalog base #, "800". Probably
New England. Circa 1890-1915. OH, 8 ½"; Top, +/-
8 ¾" dia.; Sides, 5"h.
Square ash & oak basket, w. single wrapped rim, double
notched bonnet shaped handle, uniform tool made weavers &
uprights, & an open weave base. The square corners, shape
of the notched handle & outside splint rim all suggest a
New England Abenaki origin. Original natural patina. Very good
condition w. minor weave inconsistencies. Circa 1900-1925. OH,
+/- 8"; 11 ½" sq. x 3 ¾"h. sides.
Fine round feather basket w. a lid which slides up &
down on its hoop handle. Ash splint and handle. Very thin weavers,
footed round base, draw shaven single notched hoop handle &
single lashed double rim. This design required special basket
maker skills. New England Settler basket.. Minor inconsistencies.
Circa 1850-1870. OH, 10"; Top, +/- 8"dia.; Base, +/-
Fine factory made example of a round oak & ash splint
basket w. 2 carved ash handles attached to the basket's exterior,
double nailed rims & wide uprights. Original natural patina
w. some stains. Very good condition. Probably from either the
Gage Basket Co. of VT or the Peterboro Basket Co. of NH. Circa
1920-1930. OH, 12"; Top, 13 ½" dia.; Sides,
A carved & painted Uncle Sam wood whirligig riding
a metal bicycle. Sam is painted red, white & blue w. top
hat. His arm & leg joints are pinned. Hand & foot holes
fit onto the bicycle frame. Original worn paint. The metal has
been cleaned of most rust, & waxed. Very good condition.
American. Circa early 20th C. OH, 29"; L, 21".
Wood log caliper w. incised numbers & incised "Made
by Simon C. Noyes, Lisbon, NH", with iron rivets, iron hook,
previous owners date, "2.15.75". All complete and in
very good condition. Original surface in mellow patina. According
to the "1885-86 Grafton County Business Directory",
Simon was the only caliper maker in the County and although he
lived in neighboring Landaff, NH, his shop was in Lisbon. Circa
1880-1890. 35 7/8"l. x 18 1/8"w.
Redware pitcher w. mat brown finish & with black decoration.
The straight pitcher neck ends with a plain rolled rim collar.
An ear shaped handle is attached to the top rim & shoulder
opposite the applied lamb's head & neck spout. The sides
taper from below the shoulder to a plain rimmed base. Bands of
black circle the body in 3 places & line the handle. Excellent
condition. Probably English. Circa 1850-1870. OH, 8"; Base,
Original oval tin plated sheet iron clothes washer w. raised
brass lettered oval label, "The Perfect Clothes Washer,
Patented Oct. 13, 1885". Double rolled tin vertical columns,
arched tin strap support, top rolled tin horizontal bar, all
over an oval slant sided base with a central hooded air/water
duct. Fine overall condition. Probably New England. 15 ¼"l.
x 8 ¾"w. x 14"h.
Victorian bell, marble base, cast silver finished stem,
engraved silver finished bell, brass top collar & plunger.
Collar patent dates inscribed, "Aug. 25, 1863 & April
8, 56". Engraved, "J.A. Brayton". The RI Historical
Society has an 1892-94 Account Book which belonged to the J.A.
Brayton & Co, Fiskville, RI. (Julia A. Brayton 1825-1905).
Very good condition. RI. Circa 1865. OH, 6"; Base, 3 ½"sq.;