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OPEN FACE CARVED AND PAINTED DIORAMA. Strongly attributed to Capt. Keating, Reading, Massachusetts, about 1940. I've bought and sold many  of Keating's works, but have never seen one executed on a wood panel, let alone one of this size. It measures 24 x 14 and remains in excellent condition. I believe the ship to be The Flying Cloud.

$2850.




 

SMALLER SIZE TIN HAT TRADE SIGN. A fine example in excellent condition. It comes with both a custom table top stand and one to allow wall hanging. Size, 14 inches tall on its base. About 12 inches wide. Age, late 19th century. Found in New Hampshire.

$2750.




 

EAGLE FLAG POLE TOPPER. Made of formed copper with a nicely worn gold leaf surface. Excellent condition. Great size, 9 inches tall with a 7 inch wingspan.

$695.




 

JESS BLACKSTONE MINIATURE BLACK THROATED BLUE WARBLER. Jess Blackstone, 1909-1988,  lived most of his life in Concord, NH carving thousands of varieties of songbirds and ducks. Each was signed and numbered according to the order of their making. The number 29 on this carving indicates it was the 29th example of this species he carved. Size, 3.5 inches long. Perfect condition.




 

STUNNING PAINT DECORATED TIN BIRD CAGE. My guess is this was made for a small parrot and not a small bird. It's condition is very good with strong and vibrant paint.  Size, 20 inches tall, 13 inches in diameter. About 1920. American.

$695.




 

CARVED AND PAINTED BULL'S HEAD BUTCHER SHOP TRADE SIGN. Though smaller in size, carvings like this were used in butcher shops as wall decoration alongside other barn yard animals. Size, 8 5 inches wide, 9.5 inches tall. About 1920.

$795.




 

19TH CENTURY CARVED WALNUT EAGLE. Nicely carved with minor loss to the wing tips. From a Maine collection. Size, 17.5 x 10 x 4.

$950.




 

SMALL BUTTOCKS BASKET. From a New Hampshire Collection. Fabulous toned color. Perfect condition! Size, 5 tall, 6 wide and 4.25 diameter. c1900. Origin, Kentucky.

$1250.




 

19TH CENTURY EAGLE FLASK. As the images show, there's a spread winged eagle on one side, a horse drawn cart on the other. Excellent condition.
Size, 7 x 4.25.

$395.





 

9TH CENTURY BLACK BELLY PLOVER SHOREBIRD DECOY. Amazingly this carving has survived all these years without an additional second coat of paint. At some point it was covered with a layer of varnish to further protect it from the elements. It remains in excellent condition with nice comb painting on its wings. Size, 13 x 12.5 on its stand.

$2450.





 

MOULDED HOLLOW BODY COPPER AND CAST ZINC HORSE AND RIDER WEATHERVANE. Excellent condition. Fabulous color with a few older filled bullet holes. Attributed to Cushing and White, Waltham, Mass. c1880.

$14500.





 

SMALL HOLLOW BODY RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE. I believe this vane dates from the first quarter of the 20th century. Rather mythical in form with great verdigris color complimenting its untouched surface. Size, 23 x 27.5. Price includes a custom metal stand.  No repairs. Maker unknown.

$2250.





 

CARVED ROBIN BY TALENTED CARVER, DEL HIGGINS, DEXTER, MAINE. Beautifully carved and painted. Perfect condition. Actual size of the bird is 4.25 inches. long. About 1940.

$595.




 

MID-20TH CENTURY WHALE WEATHERVANE. I feel this is the best form in the more modern whale weathervanes. It realistically captures a sperm whale. Made in either zinc or aluminum. Size, 24 inches long.

$795.





 

ROUND APACHI BASKET. I've always had a fondness for Indian Baskets, especially when I find them in this amazing and pristine condition. Size, 14.5 inches in diameter. Appealing color, pattern and surface. c. 1910.

$1100.




 

19TH CENTURY RAILROAD FREE BLOWN BRASS & TIN LANTERN. As you see, the globe is etched CRR. We've searched the internet and as far as we know it stands for Central Rail Road. Given its usage, this lantern has survived in near mint condition. Its free blown globe remains in perfect condition. Size, 15 inches with its handle extended.

$995.




 

ROOSTER WINDMILL WEIGHT. This larger example of a weight collectors refer to as "Woodmanse" was manufactured by the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company, Elgin, Illinois. It has survived unblemished with a beautifully oxidized surface. It measures approximately 19 x 18 including its U-Shaped Base.

Circa: 1900. Weight, 63 pounds.

$2450.


UNUSUAL 19TH CENTURY HARNESS SHOP TRADE SIGN. I cannot imagine the time and effort that went into both the design and making of this sign. Each letter was done in the manor of a reverse paining on glass. Silver tape outlines the letters which were then highlighted with foil, then backed with a black painted ground. I'm amazed each time I look at this extraordinary sign. Each letter is unblemished and not a single piece of glass is cracked. Each piece measures 10.5 x 7.5.

$1850




 

FRENCH DOLL FRAGMENT. Originally this doll had a wood strap hoop which has long since disappeared. I hope you agree the best part was left behind. Time and oxidation played key roles in achieving the toned color and surface which adorn her now. If you can appreciate and fancy this, you'll love this wonderful hand carved doll. Size, 12 inches tall. Late 19th century.

$2250.





 

MAINE MERGANSER DECOY. This decoy was used and carved by the Simms Family of Friendship, Maine, ca: 1920 and possibly earlier. As you can see, it's been used and amazingly nearly all of its original paint still remains. Compare this decoy with the one pictured above and you'll see similarities of carvers from this area. The dominant carver in Friendship was of course George Huey. You can see how its style migrated to other carvers in the area. Size, 18.5 inches long. Excellent working condition.

$1250.




 

GERMAN SANTA CLAUS. I'm guessing this was made early in the 20th century but you'd never know from looking at it. It's about as MINT as they come. Totally untouched and original. Marked Germany on the base. Size, 8.25 inches tall.

$695.





 

SMALLER SIZE 19TH CENTURY TOLE DECORATED TIN DOCUMENT BOX. Great color, surface, design and condition. Decorated tin in good condition like this are getting so hard to find these days. Found in Maine. Size, 6.5 x 3.75 x 3.25. Excellent condition.

$595.




 

HAND BLOWN, OPEN PONTLE, WESTFORD, CT. DARK AMBER FLASK. Very nice original flawless condition. Size, 7.5 inches tall.

$295.




 

BALE HANDLED PEASEWARE JAR. This little gem has survived unscathed though out the years. Advanced collectors will not only appreciate its condition but its lovely nut brown color as well. Not including its handle, it measures only 3 3/4 inches tall. Made in Northeast Ohio about 1860.

$695.





 

VERY RARE DENTIST FIGURAL TRADE SIGN. After 48 years in business, this is the first time I've had the pleasure of owning this rare and hard to find figural trade sign. The tooth is constructed of hard rock maple and has its original hand wrought iron hanging bracket. Also, please note the "gold filling" which I feel adds to its overall character and presence. Offered in its original and untouched painted surface. Size, 22 T, about 8 inches square. Ca. 1890.

$4800.




 

RARE OFFERING OF A PAIR OF 19TH C SQUASHED GLOBE ONION LANTERNS. I can't ever recall seeing a lantern made out of copper before. Here's a pair! They're in perfect condition with nice signs of use and wear. Each measures14 inches tall including the handle. The globes are 8 inches in diameter. $2250. the pair.





 

HIGH BACK MICHIGAN CANVASBACK DRAKE DECOY. This vintage working decoy has all the exceptional attributes one looks for in a decoy, great form, original paint plus amazing and impressive carving details to its head and bill areas. I'm fairly confident this was used on the lower Detroit River and made in the 1930s. Size, 15.5 inches long.

$695.




 

NEW ENGLAND TIN AND GLASS ONION LANTERN WITH WHALE OIL BURNER.  This little beauty measures 11 inches tall with a 4.5 inch diameter globe and remains in exceptional condition without issues. About 1840.

$895.


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