Japanese lacquer jewelry cabinet, or sage-dansu, Meiji period, circa 1880. Rectangular form, with two hinged doors opening to 7 drawers of 3 sizes. The box is decorated in gold takamakie, kiramakie, togidashi, and kirigane, with recessed panels of insects and glass-eyed birds among flowers; the interior is similarly decorated on a mura nashiji ground, bronzed copper mounts, bronze drawer handles. Measures 15.5 inches wide by 9 inches deep and 17 inches high. Some old restoration. The back of the box bears an old label marked No. 5.
Parker Brothers Makers, Meriden, Connecticut, shotgun. Double barrel, 12 gauge, 1905, #134023-6, Pat'd March 26, 1878, 26" long. Damascus steel barrels. Very good condition.
Exquisite vintage marble sculpture of a kneeling angel with hands clasped in prayer, from Florence, Italy, early 20th century. Sculpted in the style of an early Renaissance basilica angel. One wing is removable. Two broken fingers and an old wing crack were both professionally restored. The sculpture measures 40 inches high, 35 inches deep and 17.5 inches wide.
Antique English child's glider rocking horse. Hand carved, 1st quarter 20th century, absolutely charming. Made by Lines Brothers, probably a "Sportiboy" model. Original mane, tail and glass eyes. Very good condition for its age and use with just a small piece missing from one ear. Glides back and forth smoothly. The horse measures 40 inches long x 8 inches wide x 29 inches high; the base it is mounted to is 44 inches long x 16 inches wide x 18 inches high. The overall height is 38 inches.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
French bronzed metal sculpture of a lighthouse and a seaman tossing a life preserver from the rocks. Stamped Made in France. Measures 58 inches tall, 23 inches wide, and 15 inches deep. Very good condition. The lighthouse is electrified and the light rotates.