Antique Victorian tole painted tin tray circa 1880. Painted free hand, not stenciled. Measures 28.75 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep. Excellent condition. Elaborate gilt scrolls surround a floral medallion, with floral swags and a pair of exotic birds in flight. 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
Early shoes and boots trade sign circa 1820. Carved wood. Original painted and gilded surface in excellent condition. Measures 13.5 inches high by 10 inches wide heel to toe and 4.5 inches wide at the top.
Antique folk art wooden boot trade sign pilgrim style c1800 with original painted surface. Measures 29 inches high, 18 inches deep at base with a 11 x 10 inch top. Wonderful trued to real life carving detail.
20thc outsider folk art chair hand carved from a single wood block. The imaginative artisan incorporated a man and a woman, a dog, a ram, a squirrel, birds, a snake into the chair's design. At the base is a depiction of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with God soaring above. The chair measures 37 inches high to the back, 17.5 inches high to the seat, and 31 inches deep. Exceptional craftsmanship and paint detail. Excellent condition with some minor age cracking here and there.
International Exhibition paper advertising fan for The Art Gallery Philadelphia. The fan's bamboo frame is stamped Registered June 8th 1875. The fan is mounted in a well designed and crafted oak frame. The fan is in very good condition for its age, some minor loss here and there. The frame measures 21 x 13 x 2 inches with a 24 x 4 inch stand. The fan measures 11 x 19 inches open. In celebration of America’s 100th anniversary of independence, the Centennial Exhibition took place on more than 285 acres of land in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park May 10-November 10, 1876. Close to ten million visitors (9,910,966) went to the fair via railroad, steamboat, carriage, and on foot. Thirty-seven nations participated in the event, officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine. The grounds contained five major buildings: the Main Exhibition Building, Memorial Hall (Art Gallery), Machinery Hall, Agricultural Hall, and Horticultural Hall. In addition to these buildings, approximately 250 smaller structures were constructed by states, countries, companies, and other Centennial bureaus that focused on particular displays or services. At the top of the print on the fan is a bald eagle perched on an American shield holding Old Glory and flags of others nations