The horse is a symbol of Swedish style and this one was probably a child’s toy before it became a decorative object. The body has a square form that originates with the plank top and the boxy lower body. The hoofs are painted black. ref 7-8175 $1,200 6” deep 22” wide 19.5” high
This travel chest retains the original blue paint which is unusual. It is of sturdy construction with hand forged iron hasps and straps that wrap the edges. The domed lid makes it possible for the case to withstand the elements it would encounter if strapped to the outside of a carriage or coach. ref. 7-8158
These 2 miniature jardinieres are charming copies of Versailles boxes originally developed in France to move plants inside during the winter. They are faux bois cast iron featuring a peak on each corner. The raised decorative designs on all 4 sides resemble the hinges of the originals and are dry scraped to their original surface.
This “Svepask” or “Tine” box was made by taking a single thin piece of wood, heated and boiled, and then stretched over a mold and sewn together with wood fibers. The box was then painted and carefully decorated with flowers. The color of the decorations and lettering creates a striking visual against the blue background.
This large tractor sprinkler is self propelled from water pressure when attached to a hose. Path can be adjusted. The body and wheels are cast iron, wands and fittings polished, original paint. Probably intended for golf courses or large estates. Simply magnificent. ref. D-1745 $1,250 17” high 30” long 21” wide
This hand carved bowl is from Jämtland on the border of Norway, and is signed with the maker's mark. It was a 19th century storage vessels used to keep vegetables or fruit. ref. 7-8075 $950 26.75” long 10’5” wide 4” high
This wonderful old library ladder comes from a group of ladders that were used in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. With old grey paint surface, a convenient top shelf for books, and a mustache motif on the shield, it is a very decorative piece to sit next to a high bookcase or to
This hand carved bowl with handles from the north of Sweden has an unusual shape with a flat bottom surface making it very stable for storing food, such as potatoes or winter vegetables. The interior is painted a lovely shade of pale cream. There is a repair on one side where a knot in the
This lovely bowl retains the original deep red paint, and is signed at the bottom with the makers name “J.Glas”. There is an old repair with staples at one side. 7-8025 $600 11” diameter 3.5” high
This hand crafted wooden bowl retains the original terra cotta colored paint, and folk art painted floral design on the inside. Its years of use in a Swedish country kitchen is shown by minor paint loss to the interior, where a spoon would scrape. ref. 7-8029 $675 3" high 9" wide 8.5" deep
This charming box has a decorative sliding panel on the top with the initials “A N D” surrounded by flowers. It was used to store and protect the elaborate linen hats that were part of Swedish women’s folk dress. According to a handwritten note that was in the box, it belonged to a woman named
This unique piece of American folk art was likely owned by a portrait photographer, who used it to place his subjects in an attractive environment. Today it can create the impression of a window, with a view in a room that needs depth. It is framed at the top with a wooden canopy which houses
The enamel on this bowl and pitcher is a wonderful pale French blue offset by a darker blue stripe. The charming pitcher has a unique bentwood handle with decorative brass fasteners. There is some loss to the enamel here and there. ref. 7-7922 $425 Bowl: 15.5” diameter 4.5” high Pitcher: 10.5” high 9” diameter
These decorative urns have a classic Greek form and are perfect to display plants at an entryway, in a garden room, or porch. They have recently been repainted and are ready for the next 100 years! ref. D-1740 $675 23” wide 10” high
This charming wheelbarrow was carefully crafted to mirror a larger size version. It has the intricate scrolls and pierced detail typical of chairs and tables of the time. It is ideal for displaying plants. ref. D-1739 $450 19” high 16” wide 42” long
This unusual pair of columns with a square base are painted in contrasting shades of light and dark grey to give the impressions of carved indentations. Their spectacular tops are painted with a feather and scroll motif to complete the effect. They are made of very heavy wood and could be used in an interior