Authentic early American country store mortar and pestle circa 1820. The mortar is turned from a single block of American walnut. Fine untouched original condition. The mortar is 5.25 x 7.25", and the pestle is 9.75 x 2.25". Together they are 11.5" high.
Pair hand wrought Yale University student residence andirons circa 1900. This pair of andirons are reproductions of goose neck andirons from the 18th century. The were hand made by a local blacksmith for Yale University in New Haven, CT, to be used in one of their residence buildings. Late in the 20th century the fireplaces were no longer used, and this pair along with others were sold. The Y symbol for Yale is impressed on the fire dogs, or log rails. Each measures 15.75 inches high by 16.5 inches deep by 11 inches wide.
Two authentic and original whaleboat oars, each over 16 feet long, dating from the mid 19th century. One retains some old light gray paint and the other does not. Note the leather covers where the sailors' hands gripped the oars. These oars came from a coastal Rhode Island estate.
Authentic 18th century goose neck andirons. Hand wrought by a New England blacksmith for an early American country kitchen fireplace. This true pair retains its full height at 16.25 inches; 14 inches deep and 8.25 inches across the feet. The feet have their original flattened tips which are normally missing. Note the detail of the hand welding on the fire dogs.
Early American cast iron mortar and pestle, 18th to early 19th century. Excellent condition. Measures 8 inches wide x 6 inches high. Visible mold snap line underneath, only seen on early period examples.