Vintage folk art painting by Kevin Paulsen, titled Feeding Bread Fruit to the Crows. Titled by the artist and signed K. Paulsen 04. Kevin Paulsen is a noted and accomplished American classical vernacular artist. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, lived and worked in Nantucket, MA, and now resides in Kingston, NY. His quirky style references Rufus Porter trees, frakturs and theorems, and Marc Chagall figures. His work is in several notable collections. It measures 49.5" W x 38" H x and 2.5" D. Acrylic on canvas over plaster. This painting is on loan to F.D. Hodge Interiors of Boston MA firstname.lastname@example.org., as part of the Museums of Old York Show house 2014 July 19th to August 16th To learn more about the show house to http://www.oldyork.org/York_Designer_Showhouse.html
18th c Indian tinned copper pandan box. Pandan is an Urdu and Hindi name. A pandan is used for storing betel leaf, betel nut, dry tobacco, lime, catchu, and saffron. This one is made of heavy copper and is from the city of Moradabad, often called the brass city. It measures 8 inches high and 12 inches wide with a hinged lid. Hand tooled design depicting flowers and vines. Wonderful deep rich old patina. 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 If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
18th century English leather fire bucket. Measures 12 inches high by 10 inches wide. Original emblem of a crown on the front. Missing handles.The risk of fire was great in Stuart England. People used candles for light and open fires for cooking. Houses were built close together and were made out of wood. Tradesmen used large ovens and often kept supplies of fuel in their houses and the many inns had stables attached to them filled with hay and straw.There were many fires in seventeenth century London. A fire in 1633 destroyed houses on London Bridge and in 1643 another fire caused £2,880 worth of damage. In 1650 seven barrels of gunpowder exploded in a fire in Tower Street that made 41 houses uninhabitable.People did not have house insurance and if their house was damaged by fire they had to rely on the charity of other people to replace their possessions.Many Puritans believed that fire was a punishment from God for man's sinfulness. In the years before 1666, Puritans who criticized Charles II's love of women and good living predicted that there would be a 'Great Fire'. As early as 1200 laws had been passed banning people from thatching their roofs. By 1600 most houses in London did not have thatched roofs. From www.historyonthenet.com. Fire buckets in colonial towns had the owners names painted on them. Laws often required residents to purchase them and keep them in repair. "Bucket Brigades" were commonly used which consisted of 2 lines of people stretching from the town well or river to the fire. They passed buckets of water to the fire, and empty buckets back to the water source to be refilled. later, with the invention of the hand pumper, bucket brigades were used to keep the burning building from spreading to other buildings. Swabs (mops) were used to extinguish embers on roofs. Fire fighting got an edge with the invention of the hand pumper, or Handtub. the Foreman of the pump companies would use a large "speaking trumpet" to give orders to his crew. Forn Haverhill Fire Fighting Museum. http://www.haverhillfirefightingmuseum.org/history-of-firefighting.php
Early Sicilian ox or donkey cart iron axle, made in the 17th or early 18th century. The iron work on this ceiling fixture was created by a master Italian blacksmith sometime during the 17th or early 18th century. Heavy iron stock was hand split into flowing traditional Italian Renaissance designs, depicting flowers, birds, people and angels. A later blacksmith converted the axle to a four candle pendant light fixture. Measures 42 inches long, 13 inches wide, and 12 inches high. The drop is 37 inches. The bobeches each measure 6 inches across and the candles measures 4 inches across. The back plate carving reads Alvares.Carrado.Pachino. This truly unique chandelier is so detailed that the longer one studies it the more one sees. It would make a stunning addition to a country kitchen or dining room. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
A Grand Tour micro mosaic silver plated nickel crucifix on hanger, decorated with varied floral vignettes featuring Christian iconography (Alpha & Omega, the Peace sign, a pillar and ladder), the corpus silver plated metal, the back without decoration; marked "ROMA" in micro mosaic. No restorations. Italy, early 20th Century. Dimensions: 8" H x 4 1/2" W