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Ref A flame veneered mahogany wheel barometer with swan neck pediment circa , a replacement old boxed long thermometer with convex glass with spirit filled tube. The 8 inch dial with well engraved centre star motif, a setting knob below and a level plate inset at the base. The case edged with black stringing. The shouldered case with flat base re-polished. Hygrometer, level plate, bone setting knob, mirror and frame replaced and replacement mercury filled tube. Generally restored and in good order throughout.

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It had a frame off restoration with professional build quality and it shows in the fit and finish and the way this vette drives. It is powered by a fresh crate small block and also comes with the original numbers matching motor. The transmission was upgraded to a 5spd with a short throw shifter that really enhances the fun of driving on the street and highway.

A mirror is an object that reflects light in such a way that, for incident light in some range of wavelengths, the reflected light preserves many or most of the detailed physical characteristics of the original light, called specular is different from other light-reflecting objects that do not preserve much of the original wave signal other than color and diffuse reflected.

A high-backed settle — sometimes with storage space beneath the seat or a cupboard in the back — was a familiar sight on either side of the hearth in farmhouse kitchens and inns from the 16th to 19th centuries. A settle table is a wooden settle with a hinged back that folds over to rest on the arms and form a table. Soft-paste porcelain was manufactured exclusively from c until the discovery of local china clay deposits enabled true porcelain to be produced from Louis XV granted the factory a monopoly to produce porcelain in the meissen style, c , and even after this was relaxed, no other French company was allowed to produce porcelain with coloured ground or gilding.

It was not in common use until the mid- 19thC and was made until modern times when periscopic types were used on aircraft. In 16thC sgraffito ware from the Bologna area of Italy, for example, designs were incised in the white slip coating to reveal a red clay ground. The technique has been much used throughout Europe since medieval times, particularly on country pottery from south-west Britain. It was a feature of Barnstaple pottery throughout the 18th and 19th centuries — and was often inscribed to commemorate special events such as harvests and christenings.

Royal Doulton artist Hannah Barlow has become one of the most collectable sgraffito artists. Her studies of typical countryside scenes featuring horses, sheep and cattle on Doulton stoneware are very sought after and can command high prices at local and national auction houses. Also — Untanned leather, originally made in Persia Iran , with a coarse, granular finish and usually dyed green. The Shaker men made articles notable for their simplicity of construction and appearance, economy of design and material, yet high quality of craftsmanship.

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Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. You place it on bureau It is pink with little flowers. I had taken when grandmom died.

Michael Paul Miniature New Hampshire Mirror Clock(SOLD) Item ID – – Michael Paul Miniature New Hampshire Mirror Clock – Ca. Only 10″ tall with a 2 1/4″ dial, weight driven wheel barrel movement and the same look as the full size clocks. #5 of

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For serious research publications I am happy to take new photos of guns I have access to. So now you know why the photos in the normal view look a bit murky! Just click on them for a better photo. I turned up a new cock screw with UNF No 4 thread. I then cut a slot with a section of 12 inch hacksaw blade that has had its sides ground down.

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The Muncie 4spd is mated to a 12 bolt 3. The Judge decals and emblems are all located in the correct spots. Loaded with features like 15×7 Rally II wheels, Rally gauges, hood tach, power steering, power disc brakes, Soft Ray tinted glass, wood steering wheel, and more. This Goat is in great shape and runs even better than it looks.

It just came to us from Arizona and before that it lived in Texas so you know it has a body and frame that are in great shape with almost all its original sheet metal and floors. It is clean inside and out, mechanically sound with a rebuilt engine, and drives like a dream.

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Buying and Selling Antiques Antique Dealer with 25 years experience reveals insider secrets of buying and selling antiques and collectibles Antique Mirrors I love antique mirrors and in this article we are going to talk about anything and everything to do with antique mirrors. I might also include some discussions of some classic 20th century mirrors since they are found in many antique stores.

Brief History of Antique Mirrors I will keep this part brief and hopefully not too boring. But knowing the history of antique mirrors can be helpful in dating your antique mirrors or at least dating the mirrors you are considering for purchase. The use of mirrors goes back to the Romans and the Middle Ages. Then a mirror was nothing more than a round piece of metal that was slightly convex and polished to reflect light.

Before that, polished stones were used.

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Information on Antique Federal Convex Mirrors Just because a mirror looks like an antique doesn’t necessarily make it so. Reproduction mirrors may have the same shape or style as their true antique counterparts, or a new mirror may be housed in an old frame. Telltale signs of age, such as oxidation and scratches, help determine whether that prized mirror is a reproduction or true antique. Perfectly Imperfect The glass is often an indicator of a mirror’s age. Modern sheet glass is typically smooth and free of bubbling, thanks to manufacturing techniques that weren’t known in centuries past.

Writing Tables (Antique French Bureau) Belonging to a group of furniture classifiable as a kind of table is the bureau-plat – a large flat writing-table (table a ecrire) with drawers in the was first introduced about the beginning of the 17th century, and the name comes from the stuff used to cover it – drap de bure, a sort of drugget.

The lack of batting and being light weight creates a summer quilt. It can also be used as an additional cover to your cooler season blankets. The wonderful array of colors will fit with many decor. The variety of shades of blue will make any lover of that color very happy. A blue woven plaid binding edges the quilt. In addition, this quilt can be hung in either direction depending on whether you want to bring height or width to the room. This is hand pieced, hand quilted and now professional hand washed by Betsey.

The family name is available upon sale. In this picture we see the star configuration. If you turn this quilt in the other direction, it becomes tumbling blocks. The side of each diamond is apx 3 inches.

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The requirements for making a good mirror are a surface with a very high degree of flatness preferably but not necessarily with high reflectivity , and a surface roughness smaller than the wavelength of the light. The earliest manufactured mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian , a naturally occurring volcanic glass. Examples of obsidian mirrors found in Anatolia modern-day Turkey have been dated to around B.

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As the cat scoops them from the fire one by one, burning his paw in the process, the monkey gobbles them up. They are disturbed by a maid entering and the cat gets nothing for its pains. It is also the source of the English idiom ‘a cat’s paw’, defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as ‘one used by another as a tool’. Johannes Sambucus reports it as happening recently in the Dutch town of Bergen op Zoom in his Emblemata The Latin poem there continues, ‘A small monkey gave us an example noteworthy and amusing for its cunning.

For, when he saw the chestnuts buried in the hearth, he began to brush the ash aside but, afraid of the burning coals, he suddenly seized the foot of a sleeping puppy and stole it out. Which shewes, when as ambition fowle doth prick The hartes of kinges, then there is no remorce, But oftentimes, to aunswere theire desire, The subjectes feele both famine, sworde and fire. A French version of the Fabulen was published in under the title Esbatement moral des animaux.

The Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel published an emblematic collection based on his prints, Vorstelijke Warande der Dieren Princely pleasure-ground of beasts, Amsterdam , in which the poem Den aap en de katte appears. The text around the edge of the picture reads: It is from one or other of these last two that La Fontaine is said to have adapted his story. Both of these illustrate the detail that La Fontaine chose to modify, in which the monkey uses the cat’s paw to poke out the chestnuts against its will.

Here a monkey appears with a smiling countenance, grasping a cat’s paw with his own, whilst the latter is seemingly struggling to get loose.

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The boat is mahogany with a West System. Hardware has all in excellent condition as is the interior and hardware and gauges. Boat is offered with twin Yanmar Diesels providing HP. A diesel generator is also included with a marine air AC with reverse cycle heating and battery charger. A large storage locker and head complete the interior. The epoxy bottom offers no soaking of the hull.

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Books were similarly expensive, as was the cases to store them. For this reason the antique bookcase, or bibliotheque in France, is not common at all. However, with our buying power, we are able to obtain a wide variety of antique bookcases for your enjoyment and daily use, transforming a room, office or library into a special place that reflects your style and refinement.

We have multiple options to choose from within our vast inventory of antique furniture, with many on display at our two antique stores that boast over 50, square feet of showroom space. Our antique bookcases will immediately add that touch of elegance in any space and will complete the overall design of a room in an instant. No matter the style, color or finish you choose, you can trust Inessa Stewart’s name for the highest quality antique furniture, especially when it comes to antique bookcases!

Did you know Inessa hand-selects every single piece of antique furniture, antique accessory, antique painting, and architectural antique? With over 25 years of experience in the business, Inessa is an expert when it comes to antique furniture. Please contact us if you have any questions about our selection.

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Draws upon different styles from past eras Art Nouveau Sinuous lines, swirling designs and nature motifs Pewter frames Black lacquered frames Stained glass Early antique mirrors were ornate and elaborately carved, many featuring dark wooden and gilded frames. Gilding involves applying very thin layers of gold or silver leaf to wood or other materials.

It gives a very elegant and attractive finish. Mirrors in the early 18th century were sometimes partially gilded on ornate features such as crests. Specific types of antique mirror include Chippendale mirrors, made by the London cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale.

Identify and Date Your Antique Clock. When I first started my antique clock collection, the first thing I noticed was how little I knew about the clocks I are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost.

We look at the design of various types of furniture and furnishings, the interior architecture , as well as materials and techniques, plus some of the main designers. Menuiserie or Ebenisterie During the 16th century furniture was the province of the menuisier who worked in solid wood. The nearest English equivalent to the term is ‘carpenter and joiner’, but this is not entirely satisfactory. At this time the technique of inlaying, extremely fashionable in Italy, was in France the province of the menuisier, but when it was replaced by more sophisticated techniques such as veneering and marquetry in the early years of the 17th century, the most skilled menuisiers became known as ebenistes, a term often translated as ‘cabinet-maker’ which again is not strictly accurate.

The menuisier proper continued to be responsible for seat-furniture, table-supports, such furniture as buffets a kind of cupboard and armoires wardrobes of solid wood, the decorative carved panelling for walls boiseries , door-cases and overdoor mouldings, and window-cases and shutters. In this he was assisted by wood-carvers, and by painters, varnishers, and gilders. Ebenistes were so called from the fact that when ebony ebene was first introduced into France towards the end of the 16th century it was an exceedingly rare and expensive wood used principally for veneers and inlays.

Craftsmen who specialized in this work became known as menuisiers en ebene, later shortened to ebenistes, and since veneering was almost invariably done on case-furniture of one kind or another the ebeniste was necessarily also a cabinet-maker. The term, however, can be applied correctly to any kind of furniture decorated with veneers or marquetry, and with related techniques. The elaborate mounting and applied decoration of metal, which became especially fashionable towards the end of the 17th century, required yet another category of craftsman – the ciseleurs-fondeurs who cast and finished the mounts, and the doreurs who were responsible for gilding.

French furniture of the period under discussion is commonly referred to either as menuiserie or ebenisterie, and these terms will henceforward be used without further explanation, since to translate them would be needlessly confusing. They are both in use today, and the workshops of these craftsmen are a not uncommon sight in provincial France, even though the ebenistes are rarely as skilful as their forebears.

Movable or Immovable Classification according to position in the decorative scheme, whether fixed or not, is not an entirely new concept. The French word for the furnishings of the house – meubles or movables – is sufficient indication of this, because the notion of movables implies the existence of immovables, apart from the building itself, which is always an immeuble.

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