Antique Chinese hand-hammered brass valuables box with hinged cover. Lined with camphor wood; mounted on amber glass bead shape feet; decorated with carved jade applique panels depicting foo dogs and a carved jade medallion top (the medallion having an old repair). China, circa 1880. Dimensions: 5.5" W x 3.5" H x 3.75" D.
Antique wooden bucket in original blue paint, circa 1900. Stencil stamped Q V Tracy & Co. Syracuse NY Bouquet Java. Integral hinged lid and bale handles. Measures 20.75 inches across the top and 13.75 inches high. The delicious cornflower blue painted surface is nearly all there with some nice wear to the front lid from use. 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
Early New England six board pine blanket chest circa 1760. Bootjack ends, single drawer, bracket base and wide hand-cut dovetails. Later waxed varnish finish. Measures 48 inches wide, 32.25 inches high and 20.5 inches deep. 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
Japanese lacquer small cabinet, or sage-dansu, Edo period,early to mid 19th century. Rectangular form, with two hinged doors opening to 7 drawers of 3 sizes. The box is decorated in gold taka-maki, kira-maki, togidashi, and kirigane, with recessed panels of insects and glass-eyed birds among wisteria and chrysanthemums; the interior is similarly decorated on a mura-nashiji ground, silvered copper mounts. Measures 15.75 inches wide by 8.75 inches deep and 17.5 inches high. Some old restoration. The back of the box bears an old label marked No. 5.
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.