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Red, white, and blue barrel
Red, white, and blue barrel
Fireman quilt
Fire truck quilt with dogs, hydrants

Red, white, and blue barrelThis is a small wooden barrel painted red, white, and blue. It has metal hoops, a number stencilled on the side, and a paper label "H.T. New York". It makes a nice small end table, or it could be used with the open end up as a stand for umbrellas, canes, etc. The size is 18 3/4" high by 13" in diameter. The condition is excellent with some wear and scuffing to the paint. It was probably painted in the mid-20th century; the barrel may be somewhat older than that. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CWTK.   Red, white, and blue barrel ... Two more views ... From above ... Closeup ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Red, white, and blue barrel ... Two more views ... From above ... Closeup ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Fireman quiltThis is a folky fire truck quilt. It has machine appliqued fire trucks and Dalmatian dogs in fire hats. In each corner is a fire hydrant spraying water. The borders are pieced, and the quilt is hand quilted in a cross-hatch pattern. The back is the same light blue fabric as the background of the front. It is 83" long by 67" wide, from the second half of the 20th century. The condition is good, somewhat soft from washing, with light surface soiling and slight wear along the top edge. There are four small, faint spots, the largest about 1/2" long. The price is $595.00. Inventory Code: CTRK.   See a slideshow of several views [1 Mb] ... Fireman quilt ... Closeup, upper left fire truck ... Second fire truck ... One dog ... Third fire truck ... Fourth truck ... Second dog ... Fifth truck ... Lower right truck ... One corner, with fire hydrant ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner, with spots ... Closeup of wear on edge ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup back ... Third closeup back ... Fourth closeup back.
Some much larger photos:   Fireman quilt ... Closeup, upper left fire truck ... Second fire truck ... One dog ... Third fire truck ... Fourth truck ... Second dog ... Fifth truck ... Lower right truck ... One corner, with fire hydrant ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner, with spots ... Closeup of wear on edge ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup back ... Third closeup back ... Fourth closeup back.

 

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