Pair of vintage Corinthian fluted columns, measuring 9'3" tall, cast in 3 parts. Made from a combination of cement and fiberglass. Each column is strong and quite heavy; it takes 3 men to move one. Originally sourced in Newport, RI, in 1960. An architecturally correct column is one having the general modeling and proportions that evolved over centuries of use in the Greco-Roman world. A true classical column is an anthropomorphic shape, often referred to as an analog of the human form, with a clearly defined head and foot. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com
A dramatic 4-panel Japanese hand-painted silk screen depicting springtime birds amid cherry blossoms & tree boughs, signed and sealed, lower right. Meiji period, early 20th century. Overall dimensions (open) 64.5" H x 72" W; each panel is 17.5" W.
An Aesthetic movement Eastlake walnut swiveling fire screen within a carved, pierced fleur-de-lis (or fleur-de-lys) decorated frame, supported by carved, squared columns, topped by finials; all on triangular shaped legs. The screen is an old needlepoint coat-of-arms with a fleur-de-lis motif, enscribed: "RE E MERITO," behind glass. American, circa 1870.
A 19th Century Coalport footed porcelain tureen or saucier having a notched cover w/acorn finial top & original gilt serving spoon; masterful overall hand-painted multi-floral decoration w/gilt applique. England, c. 1870. Perfect condition, no repairs or restoration. Dimension; 7-5/8' W x 4 3/4" D x 4-3/4" H.
Antique birdseye and tiger maple wood clamp c1880. This is a very unusual large clamp with an adjustable triangular form. It would make a fine book holder. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com