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Early carved & painted fragment panel fertility fruit & roses possibly from a church. German c. 1760.

Size: 33" H x 7" W



Two large polished aluminum leg-shaped moulds for ladies' stockings with cast iron tops & markings by Paramount Textile, Chicago, Illinois.  American, Mid-Century.

Size:  52" L x 7 1/4" W


A colorful card collage signed of a cocktail drink. "Bottoms Up". (Condition as-in). American, 1930's.

Size: 30" H x 18" W


A colorful card collage signed of a cocktail drink ~ "A Side Car" (Condition as-in). American, 1930's.

Size: 30" H x 18" W



Gilded metal eagle clip made for the American Market.  English c. 1900.

Size:  2" H x 2 1/4" L x 1" W



Carved pole cane top (Fist holding a snake). English, mid-19th Century.

Size: 1" H



A tin eagle flag pole topper. American c. 1880.

Size: 11" H

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Brass pig tape measure with tail as a crank for the tape. English c. 1900.

Size: 1" H x 2" L



Heart shaped small silver frame dated 1896.  German.

Size: 2 1/2" H x 2 1/4" W


A Votive in tarnished silver with burning heart and three angels. Italian, Late 19th Century.

Size: 3 1/2" H


Votives foot in tarnished silver. Italian, Late 19th Century.

Size: 5" H x 6 1/2" L



A pair of masterfully crafted Art Nouveau painted spelter Vases / Urns with erotic naked swimmers. French, Late 19th  Century.

Size: 17" H



Anatomy Osteology ~ Medical Skin Model / Graph by Adam, Rouilly & Co. made out of resin / composite.  English,  Mid-20th Century.

Size: 9 3/4" H x 14 1/4" W



Anatomy Osteology ~ Medical Model with removable parts by Adam, Rouilly & Co. made out of resin / composite. English, Mid-20th Century.

Size: 15 3/4" H x 11" W



Telescope Teaching Model made of iron and wood. English c. 1900.

Size: 8 1/2" H x 15" L x 3" D



Unusual Treen Urn in Burled wood. English, Mid-19th Century.

Size:  17" H 



Very rare Chimney cowl model. “Patent Ventilator” Birmingham, England. Dated 1905.

Size: 6 1/2" H



Interesting bronze elephant candlestick with good patina. English c. 1870.

Size: 8" H



Pair of whimsical carved legs & hips ~ there is no signs of them being attached to anything else. American.

Size: 2 1/4" H



Early carved lion head. English c. 1780.

Size: 7" H x 5 3/4 " W x 4" D



Pair of white feathered angles wings possibly used as Christmas ornaments. German c. 1920.

Size: 10" H x 10" W (each)



Black child sitting on a bale of cotton. It reads on the back, "I am from Dixie Souvenir Miniature cotton bale New Orleans LA Pat applied for". American, Early 1900's.

Size: 3" H x 2 1/2 W x 2" D



Cast iron branding iron with the letter "W". American, Early 1900's.

Size: 4" H x 9 1/2" L



Miniature pug pipe head/ with glass eyes and metal color; possibly Meerschuam. German c.1910.

Size: 1 1/5" H



Carved and painted musical instrument wooden case; with the initials either AB or BA. Late 19th Century.

Size: 26" L x 11" W x 4" D



Shapely mahogany slim & long "rare form" tray for clay pipes although one can use it for anything (missing casters). English, Early 19th Century.

Size: 3" H x 6" W 21 1/2" L


Carved wood little box shaped as an elephant with bone tusks & glass eyes. English c. 1880.

Size: 2" H x 3 1/2" L x 1 1/2" D



Whimsical painted cast iron duck candlestick. American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 4" H



Cast iron Smith Brothers "Cough Drop" paper weight with S. B. on one side and a star on the other.  American.

Size: 1" H x 2 1/4" D


Bronze matchbox holder with Scottie on top. American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 2 1/2" H x 2 1/4" L x 1 1/2" D



Painted bronze / brass wall clip depicting young country Black Americana folk.  American c. 1900.

Size: 4 1/2" H



Exquisite pair of cast iron theater performance time indicators. One will show the start time and one shows the performance end.  English, Early 1900's.

Size: 15" H x 4" W (each)



Painted cast iron lion carnival target.

Size: 7 1/2" H x 6 5/8" W x 3 1/2" D



Large black-painted cast iron eagle. American c. 1890.

Size: 19" H x 44" W x 29" D



Cold-painted metal (Spelter)  "Birdman" caring bird cages with pottery birds (each cage has 1 bird inside & 1 bird each on top). The birdhouse has 1 bird as another sits on top. c. 1900.

Size: 5" H (man only).


Victorian photo album (no photos) with wooden binding ~ front carved with 3-D horse in a natural setting

Size: 11 3/4" H x 9" W x 2 1/2" D


Mid-century American Jolly Santa Clause wax candle.

Size: 8 1/4" H



American painted cast iron congratulatory horseshoes with embossed crisp letters Merry Christmas / Happy New Year. c. 1900.

Size: 6" H x 5" W x 1/2" D



Circular painted metal wall plaque with a 3-D stag in natural surroundings with horns & a wreath on border ~ signed & dated 1903 on back. German.

Size: 12 1/2" D


Miniature watering can book mark by Tiffany & Co. in sterling silver. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 2 7/16" H x 3" W



Wood skull shaped money box (European Wooden Skull Money Box). c. 1890.

Size: 2" H x 2 1/2" L


Rustic "cobbler 's last" (Shoe Maker work stand) with wrought-iron shoe form and twig base. English, Mid-19th Century.

Size: 26" H



Rare Tramp Art child's rattle. Late 19th Century.

Size: 7 1/4" H



Striking red lacquered fan with black polka dots. French, Mid-Century.

Size: 9" L (fully extended 16" L)



An interesting African figural "gourd rattler" c. 1900.

Size: 10” H.



Odd shaped Art Deco hutch in burl wood with glass door and two carved neoclassical nude figures one on each side. American, 1920's

Size: 8 1/4" H x 7" W x 2 3/4" D



Miniature watch holder / hutch in the shape of a grandfather clock.  Dutch, Late 19th Century.

Size: 19" H x 4 3/4" W x 2 3/4" D



Large wooden noise maker rattler used to scare prey out of bushes also used as child's party noise maker. English c. 1880.

Size: 8 1/2" H x 10 1/2" L



Christening / Baby Gift cardboard & paper toy box. Pull-tab reveals baby doll & "I gratulate you" pop-out. English c. 1900.

Size: 5 1/4" H x 3" W x 1 1/4" D


Probably sailor made box for coins made with primitive dovetail construction & the Maritime flag & the Union Jack entwined on the lid. On the back there is some writing & rose-headed nails. English c. 1900.

Size: 1 1/2" H x 11 1/4" L x 9" D



Scottish letter opener. Hugh Highgate & Co. Whale Oil Refiners. Paisley, Scotland. c. 1900.

Size: 8" L


A rare oddity painted 18th Century gourd as a British Naval officer in uniform. English c. 1800

Size: 4 1/2" H



Small painted wooden display stand shelf. English c. 1900.

Size: 11" H x 22" W x 9 1/2" D



Rare & whimsical folksy picture of a woman in a blue bonnet has missing knees. Place two fingers into the holes to act as visual knees / legs inside a wash bucket. English c. 1820.

Size: 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W



Burr Maple framed business card print / advertising of veterinarian establishment servicing the royal house hold. "Horse Slaughterer, J. Atcheler, To Her Masjesty". English c. 1850.

Size: 10" H x 12 1/4" W




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