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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1223135 (stock #CL0057)
This incredible hand painted box, possibly from 19th c. or earlier, is hand crafted. The colors in places are vibrant and in worn areas muted, there seems to have been initials on the top which is very worn and has loss of painted design. The top is hinged with pegs, and it is joined by handmade nails, shaped like narrow triangles, you can see the tops in several photos, and in 4th photo. The crossed inserts, creating compartments are not original ,but not offensive...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Tobacco : Pre 1950 item #1216858 (stock #W0019)
This Warszawa, Poland box is so interesting with a mermaid accenting the top corner of the box! There are fine lines of brass inlaid and embellishing the lid and bottom sides all around...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1910 item #975804 (stock #C0057)
From Switzerland, this wonderful green demijohn glass bottle enclosed in basketry has the original large label of the Emil Ebneter & Co.AG,Liquer Destillerie founded 1902. Quite a collectible piece and a most desirable decorative accent! What a wonderful lamp this would make!18" high and 10" across...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1920 item #957505 (stock #V 001)
Large and elegant jewelry casket composed of exquisite brass filigree detail and charming hand painted silk under glass. Each top corner has large,exquisite fleur de lis and it stands on little scrolled feet. The interior and bottom still have the original pale golden velvet in excellent condition...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1940 item #863835 (stock #W0042)
Hand painted on a very old wooden box, this would be such an attractive storage for your remote controls, or perhaps a gentleman's dressing room! 12" X 8 3/4 X 5" high on little tiny metal feet Latch British Made Patent # Joinery each corner...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1980 item #780683 (stock #N0036)
Elaborate pulled or drawn work and embroidery is machine embroidered, on this piece. I'm not sure of the original purpose, but I think it would be delightful over a tissue box on your vanity or in the powder room, as well as so prissy over a basket for scones at your next tea party. I'm sure you might come up with more ideas! Never used and sold as found, perfect condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1900 item #780663 (stock #CL0027)
Late 1800's, this most unusual box personalized for Mona, contains an upper tray with tiny tiles which would be used for designing a quilt pattern in the lower tray. I've never seen or heard of one AND the quilting museums were not familiar with such a unique item. Hard to believe it could be one of a kind! The 1mm. tile cubes have a raised design indicating fabric pattern...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1910 item #687132 (stock #W0033)
Oh, the delights of fresh French baguettes! This wonderful basket withe canvas handles and leather hinge straps is perfect for using and displaying. Believe me, I've used mine for more things than you could imagine! One antique "expert" proclaimed that this was for ammunition! This one has traces of pale faded red and slight yellow paint as if someone was stenciling it. I like it as is, but you might like to paint it brown, or whatever suits your fancy! like the one I sold earlier...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #569790 (stock #T0011)
You can't help but smell the aroma of baguettes when you envision how this was used at one time! So French and authentic, however I've used mine for so many other things also…full of napkins or rolls of my favorite kitchen towel collection, even for serving on a buffet...well,the most unusual use was for my income tax folders for a short time, perfect size! The ideas are endless! Painted deep chocolate brown, in great condition, and most likely hand woven.Photo enlargements 3 and 4 are best f...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1950 item #566846 (stock #W0018)
This turned poplar treenware covered box might have been for powder at one time…although I can see it in use throughout your home ,in a collection of boxes, even in the kitchen holding sea salt for seasoning! The underside of the lid has a postcard ,perhaps from the coast of France pasted on and the bottom is covered in old green felt. A handsome accent! 5'' dia.X4" h...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #546434 (stock #T0003)
This heavy European Tole Tray looks to have been hand stenciled with the addition of free hand strokes.Very colorful yellows,blues pinks and greens on the yummy orange background...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1920 item #546141 (stock #M0002)
Wonderful English antique tin with color lithographed image commemorating The Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1920 item #542828 (stock #W0006)
Beautifully carved wooden wallbox, perhaps for candles.It has a wonderful patina and looks like a warm rich leather!I found this in Switzerland and it might be attributed to Brienz, the real source of what is considered Black Forest carvings. It has 2 marks near the front center which almost look like burns, but doesn't detract from it at all...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1920 item #542824 (stock #W0007)
I couldn't resist this precious European "Post Box"w/brass escutcheon and slot for your name or address…And it's own little key! The wood has beautiful patina and one side has little wormwood holes(but they've left the scene long ago)and the glass window is intact.Just looking at it takes me back to a gentler time ,when we looked forward to our mail !! Just perfect for your cottage or flat! 10"hX7"wX2"d Late 1800's...