English Classical fireplace grate or basket in the Adams taste, late 18th century, for use with either coal or wood. Pierced and engraved brass fender, engraved brass sides, and 4 brass lemon top finials. Elaborately cast iron fire back (for heat reflection) and square tapered iron legs. There is a very similar example in the collection in the Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art. There is an illegible maker's mark cast into both front legs. Measures 27.75 inches high at back and 17.75 inches wide at front, and 15 inches deep. The firebox is 8 x 12.75 inches. The cast iron fire back measures 21.75 x 13 inches. It weighs 73 lbs. 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
Large antique English brass door knocker with dolphins and figures on custom mahogany stand. Simply the best door knocker we have seen in a long time. The knocker measures 12 x 8 inches, with the top back plate the overall measurement is 15 inches high and 8 inches wide. The custom solid mahogany stand measures 21 inches high with a 10.5 x 10.5 square base. 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
Stunning antique English Regency tole painted serving tray circa 1820. Freehand painted with true gold leaf. The elaborate design features butterflies among flowers and foliate scrolls. Excellent estate condition. Measures 24 .25 x 17.25 x 1.25 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
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
Beautiful vintage hand painted paper mache box made by the Ali Brothers, Hassan Abad, Srinagar 190003, Kashmir, India, 4th quarter 20th century. Measures 6.5 inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 inches high. Excellent condition, painted with pink, blue and yellow over a gold and black ground. Papier mache or paper mache is derived from French meaning 'chewed paper'. Paper Mache is a composite material consisting of paper pulp reinforced with some adhesive which hardens upon drying and then is painted upon. Paper Mache was introduced in Kashmir by the Persian Mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, popularly known as Shah-i-Hamdan in Kashmir. It is believed that during his visit to Kashmir, the Shah was accompanied by a host of craftsmen who were favored by the local court of the Sultan of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin. After time the art and craft that was ancestral to these artisans from Persia and Central Asia started to flourish in the vale of Kashmir.