A New Hampshire Burl Bowl

Burl is a deformity that grows from the side of the tree. While these deformities are due to a virus in the tree, they may be one of the loveliest deformities that nature has made. This particular part of the tree is very sought after by anyone in the wood working community. Because of the way that these burls are formed, they are extremely dense, which makes them wonderful for use in bowls such as these.

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A Pennsylvania Burl Bowl

Burl, because of the way that it grows, is very difficult to work with, often breaking and chipping without warning. However, when the wood does come out the way that is desired, you get a beautiful tangled and interlocking grain, such as the one that is on this bowl. It is unlike any other wood.

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English Framed Needlework

This oval framed needlework picture was probably made in England c. 1800, and depicts a young woman mourner at the tomb of Werter. We also have a companion piece memorializing Shakespeare.

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European Hourglass

Hourglasses first became popular in the 14th century, although they may have been invented centuries before that. Many, such as this painted example, were filled with sand. Others may have been filled with alternatives, such as powdered marble or even powdered egg shells. If you were on a ship, these were far more accurate than the previous 'water clocks', which moved with the ship or gained condensation, along with many other problems which made the tracking of time much more difficult. This hourglass has a wonderful original red paint on the wood, as well as string supports. It also has it's original tin case.

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Chip Carved Spoon Rack

Clearly a work of love, a highly decorative kitchen object such as this might well have been carved by a husband as a gift to his wife or perhaps it may have been fashioned as a betrothal gift. This chip carved wall box/spoon rack is in exceptional condition with an old, probably original, surface. Ex Pailley Collection.

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Victor de Grailly Oil Painting

A fine oil painting on canvas of the oxbow on the Connecticut River from Mount Holyoke by Victor de Grailly. A nearly identical painting is illustrated and discussed in William Banks article on Victor De Grailly on pages 93 to 95, in the July, 1974 issue of the magazine Antiques.

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Oil Painting of Two Hunters

A fine oil on canvas of two young hunters with their dogs on a mountain top by John Henry Hill, who summered in the White Mountains and worked in his studio in Nyack, NY in the 19th century.

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English Watercolor of Mountain Landscape

A fine English watercolor mountain landscape of a lake viewed through flanking trees. This painting was part of a book of marine and landscape paintings by Frederich Williams executed while he was ships artist in the Royal Navy. He later went on to be elected to the Royal Watercolor Society. This is one of several paintings we have from this book of original watercolors.

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German Brides Box

A bride's box was mainly used for storage of special items that pertained to the wedding, including by not limited to the brides' veil, and other ornaments. This particular late 18th century brides box is elaborately decorated with a bridal couple, a central heart and flowers.

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