Superb early American burl bowl circa 1800. It measures 15.5 inches across and 6 inches high. There is an old age crack with an early wire brace repair, typical of burl bowls this size and age. Burl bowls as large as this are very rare.This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Rare Charles and Ray Eames plywood leg splint circa 1940. Model S2-1790 from the Molded Plywood Division of the Evans Products Company, Los Angeles, California. Measures 42.5 high x 8 wide x 4.25 deep. These beautifully sculptural splints were made for soldiers injured in the Second World War. The original shipping label is included. We have seen advanced collectors of all things modern display these splints as wall sculpture.
Antique English adjustable brass fireplace fender trivet c1850, stamped 3828 J C S. This trivet was designed to clamp onto the front of a fireplace fender to keep a teakettle or small pot warm. It has a two inch adjustment. Measures 12 inches long with a 5 inch handle and 6 x 7 inch surface.
Antique copper cook pot stamped Duparquet 110 W 22nd St New York. Large heavy gauge solid copper with dovetailed bottom. Measures 11 x 9 inches with a 12 inch handle. Very good original condition. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques
Papua New Guinea carved cassowary bone dagger measuring 16" long. Metal knives and bush knives have now replaced bone for everyday needs, but bone knives are still made. Interesting bone knives and daggers are found in the Abelam area of the East Sepik Province and the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, and in the Asmat area of Papua (Irian Jaya). These daggers are made from the bone of the flightless cassowary bird.