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Decorative iron fire truck hose reelsCast iron wheel
Two decorative cast iron fire truck hose reels
Stone carving
Stone carving
Bottle cap chair
Bottle cap chair
Bottle cap sofa
Bottle cap sofa
Bottle cap sofa
Bottle cap sofa
Hem measure
Dressmaker's hem measure
Carved dog
Lifelike carved Great Dane dog
Set of Five Whimsical Cedar Carvings
Set of 5 Whimsical Cedar Carvings
African-American carving
African-American
Carved hand and egg
Metal fish
Metal fish downriggers
twig stand
Rustic stand
Tramp art frame
Small tramp art frame
with very good paint
Inlaid frame
Inlaid frame
Ship in bottle whimsey
Complex Ship in bottle whimsey
Halloween collage
Halloween collage by Virginia Love
Tramp art pedestal stand
Tramp art pedestal stand

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Decorative iron fire truck hose reelsHere are two decorative cast iron wheels that originally were the sides of fire truck hose reels. The have a wonderful old surface with slight remnants of real "fire engine" red paint. The condition is very good with a dark oxidized surface. They were probably from the early 1900's and are now mounted on new bases that add slightly to the height. This first larger wheel is 27" in diameter and about 1" thick in the center. These are priced at $295.00 each. Inventory Code: CTCW.   Larger wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Larger wheel ... The other side ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Cast iron wheelThe smaller wheel has a more open design in the center. It is 23 1/2" in diameter, in very good condition, from the early 1900's with a dark oxidized surface. The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: CTCR.   The smaller wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Side views ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   The smaller wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Side views ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Stone carvingThis is an odd stone carving of a woman's head and torso. She has curly hair and is wearing a WWII uniform cap. The body has no arms or legs, and is shaped as if it may have been made as a doll mold, or a pattern for one. The surface is very smooth, and has been painted or varnished dark brown. The carving is 10 3/4" high by about 3 3/4" by 3 3/4" and heavy for its size. It is mounted on a metal display base that is 7" square. It looks like the head was cut or broken off and then re-attached with a cement-like material, and one side was filled with a lighter colored plaster before the piece was finished - a long time ago. There is minor surface wear as seen in the photos. It is from the mid-20th c. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHRP.   Stone carving ... Another view ... Three more angles ... Another view on the stand ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Back, off the stand ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Stone carving ... Another view ... Three more angles ... Another view on the stand ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Back, off the stand ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap chairThis is a fairly large bottle cap chair. All the cork lined caps retain their naturally aged colors and many of the brands are still readable. The corner pieces include mission Cherry Soda, Nesbitt's Orange Drink, and Imitation Black Cherry Soda. Some of the orange caps have Coca Cola visible on their edges. The chair is likely from the 1960's or so. It is 15 1/2" high by about 8" wide and 7 1/2" deep. It is in excellent sturdy condition. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CWAR.   Bottle cap chair ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap chair ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap sofaThis is a rather large bottle cap sofa made from old, cork lined caps. It was designed with red caps for the top row, then two rows of gold caps, and the lower portion mostly gray and white. The surface is nicely aged and still shows the colors, with a few areas of brighter sheen in places. On the bottom of the legs are caps that can be read as Schlitz, 7Up and Van Merritt. A number of the caps are marked "Chicago" or "Joliet". The sofa was likely made in the 1940's or a little more recently. It is in excellent, sturdy condition and is constructed in good detail. The sofa is about 16" long by almost 8" deep and 7" high. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CWHW.   Bottle cap sofa ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap sofa ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap sofaThis is an extremely nice smallish bottle cap sofa. It is about 7 1/2" long by 6" high by 5" deep, It is very well built and quite solid, made from old, cork lined bottle caps. It was painted a dark red, which has worn and weathered. The age is around the 1940's or earlier. It is in excellent condition with no loss. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CWHO.   Bottle cap sofa ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap sofa ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Hem measureThis is an unusual, decorative, dressmaker's tool for measuring hem lengths. It is a freestanding wooden frame with a sliding bar set in the top. A length of measuring tape is fixed to the slide, which will remain in the down position unless it is held or propped up. By having the customer wearing the dress stand by the frame and turn around, the dressmaker could see whether the hem was level all around. With the slide down it measures 23 3/4" high by 14" wide by 6 3/4" deep. From the first half of the 20th c., it is in very good, used condition with some surface wear. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: CTCA.   Hem measure, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Other side ... Side views ... Closeup ... Closeup of the feet.
Some much larger photos:   Hem measure, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Other side ... Side views ... Closeup ... Closeup of the feet.

Set of Five Whimsical Cedar CarvingsHere is a set of five whimsical cedar carvings. These include two candlestick holders, one an elegant turned piece in the shape of a hurricane lamp, the other shaped like a tall vase with two handles. The other three are non-functional decorative pieces: an elongated egg on a pedestal, an interesting geometric form with four feet, and a very smooth, round ball. All have beautiful color and grain patterns. They are finished in varnish - ranging from a glossy surface on the ball to matte on the egg. The egg and the vase both had some splits (and branch holes in the egg) that were filled with wood filler before being varnished. The largest piece, the "hurricane lamp", is 13 1/2" tall by 5 3/4" in diameter. The ball is about 3 3/4" in diameter. They are in excellent condition, with an old, tight crack on the four-footed piece. Age is unknown, but they are probably mid-20th century. The price for the group is $250.00. Inventory Code: TKAH.   Whimsical cedar carvings ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closer view of three pieces ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup of the other two pieces ... Another angle ... All, from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Whimsical cedar carvings ... From above ... Closer view of three pieces ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup of the other two pieces ... Another angle.

This is a great African-American carving, very large and striking, of a hand holding up an egg. It was carved from a section of a large log. This piece has an enormous "look" and presence. It stands 31" high, and the irregularly shaped base is approximately 16" in diameter - about 19" across at its widest. The carving was found in southern Somerset Co, PA or northern Garret Co, MD in the early 1970's, although it is much older than that. It has remained in a private collection for the last 30 years or so. The age splits, visible in the photo, do not affect the stability or solidity. The condition is very good. The price is $3500.00. Inventory Code: TASP.   Carved hand and egg ... Three more views ... Different angles ... Closeup of the hand and egg ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Fifth closeup ... Closeup from above ... Very close of the fingers ... Another very close shot ... Closeup of base ... Another closeup of base ... Third closeup of base.

Rustic plant standThis is a good looking rustic plant stand. It is sturdy and heavy; having been built from stout branches instead of twigs. The stand is nicely and colorfully decorated with old green and rust-red paint. It is 30" tall by about 18" by 18". The condition, surface, and look are all very good. It was made around the the 1930's or 40's, and has some slight bark loss. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: AHPC.   Rustic plant stand ... Another angle.

Metal fishHere are two lead fish. These were figural downriggers from a Lake Michigan fishing boat. They each have a loop on the top, for a line to the boat, and a loop on the back, for the line to the hook. They were used to position the lure at the desired depth. They each have a simple, streamlined form and fine surface cracks. Each is 9 1/2" long by 3 1/2" by 3 1/2", in good, used condition. They are $125.00 each. Inventory Code: TAWS.   Metal fish ... Another view ... Closeup of one ... Closeup of the other, with a measure for scale ... Another view of both ... Side view ... Front view ... From above ... Back view ... From below.

Tramp art frameThis is a small tramp art frame in very nice dark green and gold/brown paint. It measures 10" high by 11 1/2" wide, with an opening 3 1/2" by 5". It is from the first half of the 20th c., in excellent condition with a couple of tiny chips missing. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: COSK.   Painted tramp art frame ... Another view, with different light ... Side view ... The other side ... Another side angle ... From above and below ... Back view ... Back, from an angle ... With a soda can for scale.

An inlaid frame in several shades of wood, with a swivel base. It has a crackled varnish finish that is slightly worn on the base. Four wood pieces on the back can pivot to hold a picture or mirror in place. It is 8 1/4" high by 12 3/4" wide by 3" deep, in very good condition, probably made about the 1920's. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: PKTP.   Image.

Ship in bottle whimseyThis is a complex bottle whimsey which contains a large detailed ship in a port with several buildings and cranes. The bottle is about 12" long by 3 1/2" in diameter and is almost filled with this assemblage. It is on a base with the name "Bremerhafen." The ship has a German flag and the bottle is marked in German. This piece likely was made in the last 50 years, but is not new. It is in excellent sturdy condition. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TTKH.   Ship in bottle whimsey ... Closeup of bow ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of stern ... From above ... Back ... Another view from behind ... End view ... The other end ... From below.

Carved dogThis is a very lifelike wood carving of a Great Dane dog. It is completely carved from one block of hard, close grained wood - probably walnut. The dog has a lot of personality. The entire piece is in excellent condition. It is finished in a light coat of lacquer or varnish. The carving was done around the mid to late 20th c. and is about 11 1/4" high by 8" long by 5" deep. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: COSH.   Dog carving ... Another angle ... Third view ... Front view ... Another front view ... Back view ... Another back view ... Closeup ... Closeup of the feet ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Dog carving ... Another angle ... Third view ... Front view ... Another front view ... Back view ... Another back view ... Closeup ... Closeup of the feet ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Halloween collageThis Halloween collage with a cat, pumpkin, and moon, is built up from layers of construction paper in deep blue, white, black and orange, and measures 8" by 12". The condition is very good, with one very small tear on the extreme right edge. It was made by Virginia Love, a girl who lived in St.Louis, MO. in the 1940's. Most of her work was done in watercolor. Some was cutout paper collage, and some pen and ink sketches. Her work reflects her time (wartime rationing, period advertising), her surroundings (watercolor landscapes and still lifes), and her studies (Latin, geometry). You can see more of her art here. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: VL2. Image ... Closeup ... Back ... Larger image ... Larger back view.

Tramp art pedestal standThis is a tramp art pedestal stand with a print of a stag set under glass in the top. The workmanship is very nice, with the top layers carved into a delicate zigzag pattern. It stands 26 3/4" high by 8 1/4" by 8 1/4" at the base. The surface is a weathered light colored lacquer or varnish. The condition is fairly good: it is excellent at the top, with some loss around the edges of the base as shown in the photos. There is also what looks like some old water staining on the print. Age is from the early 1900's. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: COSC.   Tramp art pedestal stand ... The top ... The other three sides ... Three more views ... Closeup of the top ... Second closeup of the top ... Third closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Second closeup of the base ... Third closeup of the base ... Fourth closeup of the base ... Fifth closeup of the base ... From above ... Closeup from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art pedestal stand ... The top ... The other three sides ... Three more views ... Closeup of the top ... Second closeup of the top ... Third closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Second closeup of the base ... Third closeup of the base ... Fourth closeup of the base ... Fifth closeup of the base ... From above ... Closeup from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

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