December 18, 2008
December 16, 2008
SHOW DATES: Tuesday March 17, 2009 (Evening Preview Party & Sale), Wednesday and Thursday, March 18 and 19, 2009—presented by the United Methodist Women of historic First United Methodist Church, Sarasota. 40 quality antique dealers are represented at The Pineapple Show, featuring American & English Antiques, Fine Art, Fine Jewelry, China, Collectibles, Crystal, Elegant Glassware, Linens, Porcelain, Pottery, Primitives, Toys and more!
December 8, 2008
December 6, 2008
December 4, 2008
• Woman's Club of Wilmette, 930 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois.
• Pre-sale and preview party 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, admission $25, good for entire weekend.
• Show and sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Admission $8, good for both days.
• (847) 251-0527. www.womensclubofwilmette.org
December 2, 2008
November 27, 2008
November 25, 2008
This year’s show will have 60 quality primitive and country dealers showing antiques from every category. Fourteen new vendors will be added this year, in addition to the 46 returning dealers.
Available for purchase will be fine country furniture, folk art, antique quilts, estate jewelry, stoneware, basketry, antique prints, books, tools and glassware.
November 23, 2008
This cabinet is a most interesting piece. The intricate carving is impeccable but my favorite is the way that the barley twist is seperate and complete from the chest of drawers itself. All five drawers are dovetail constructed! Absolutely beautiful!!! It is made of solid mahogany and has a warm, hand rubbed fruitwood finish.
The carving on this piece was completely done by hand and must have required a master carpenter. The detail and skill it must have taken is truly incredible. The pictures do not do this piece justice. It is a rare find, so don't miss out!
Measures: 43" T x 37" W x 21" D
November 16, 2008
November 8, 2008
I’ve quoted some parts of the letter to give you a better idea…..
“July 24, 48
My Dear Child,
Here we are at last in one of the loveliest spots I ever beheld; nature has done great things for it and acts if she has not exhausted her resources as the novel writers say, has certainly used them to great advantages and I think were you to spend a week here you would be quite a convert to the idea of a country life. The ladies here seem to think that with a visit to some fashionable watering place in the summer and some weeks spent in the city during the winter, you might find it quite endurable especially with some chosen companion like (male or female) Camellia, to relieve the ______of family society. We are awakened by the sweetest songs of the feathered Hibe, how much more harmonious and soothing than that of bells, are regaled with cream by the gallon and fruit by the bushels. Flowers bloom around us in bewildering confusion. Fruit hanging in such clusters invite the hand to pluck it on all sides. The Delaware peruses its simplified courses between hills where height emulates the distant mountains and the evidence of whose sides is reflected with marvelous distinctness from it’s clear bosom. The village smiles at our feet and to ____all we can have a shower bath every afternoon…….When we meet we can compare notes and see whose place is the most beautiful, Mrs. Jacob’s or Dr. Paul’s. He and your father are gone today to the “Meadows” some twelve miles distance……We are called to pray at 7 in the morning at which all are punctual. Breakfast some after then the family disperses to their several employments then meet in the hall at eleven when Miss Lidney reads til one at which hour we dine after which each attends to her chambers to sleep or not as inclination dictates and then comes the bath then tea then a walk around on the river returning from which we all seat ourselves on one of the delightful piazzas until the evening……If a pair of Mary’s slippers can be found bring them with you. Also a white petticoat that was lying folded up in my room……..Yours truly affectionate mother.”
October 21, 2008
October 13, 2008
PARKER COFFEE GRINDER, NUMBER 200 MODEL DATED MARCH 9, 1897. SOLID CAST IRON, DOUBLE WHEEL 9" DIAMETER, 13" TALL. RAISED LETTERING "THE CHA'S. PARKER CO. MERIDEN CONN USA" ON BOTH WHEELS AND THE BASE. ORIGINAL IRON DRAWER MARKED "PAT'D. NO. 200 MARCH 9, 1897".
September 17, 2008
THIS CLOCK IS A TRULY SPECIAL WORK WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL BLACK-LACQUERED FRAME AND ELEGANT FACE. PRODUCED BY THE RENOWNED GERMAN CLOCK MANUFACTURER, KIENZLE.
THE CLOCK IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF ART DECO DESIGN.
August 30, 2008
VERY NICE VICTORIAN ERA PERSONAL LEATHER CASED BAROMETER. IT HAS A NICE MINT DIAL. AND IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOR WORN GOLD PLATING ON THE RING AND SOME NORMAL USE LIGHT SCRATCHES ON THE BACK. THE DIAL IS 2 3/8" OR 6MM. IT IS 3 5/8" TALL AND ABOUT 1" THICK.
August 17, 2008
August 15, 2008
This is another Victorian Match Holder from my collection. This one is a double, meaning one side would have held the unused matches to light the fire or the coal oil lamp, the other side would have held the used matches.
August 13, 2008
I have a small collection of Victorian Match Holders. This is one of my favourites. They were meant to be hung near the fireplace or a coal oil lamp so that matches could be easily found and use to light the fire or the lamp.
Victorian Match Holders are much fancier and more ornate than advertising match holders and are much harder to find
August 11, 2008
August 9, 2008
This Star Coffee Mill has a replacment eagle which I purchased separately and the original blue and gold paint on the wheels has been painted over with red.
It has the Henry Troemner name and the three Coles patent date is Aug. 19, 1884, Nov. 25, 1884 and May 26, 1885
August 7, 2008
This Coffee Mill has 24 3/4" wheels. The Wheels are stencilled. The eagle is not original but still looks appropriate. Emobssed on the front of the grinding section is "Pat. July 12.98"
August 5, 2008
This Coffee Mill was patented Dec. 27 1887. It has double 16" wheels and the original red paint. It is 27" high. and is one of the Coles Manufacturing Co. mills from Philadelphia Pennsylvania
I got this at an auction for a reasonable price as the tin Catch Can is missing. I have since found a place that will make a duplicate of the original catch can. This Coffee Mill joins my growing collection
August 3, 2008
August 2, 2008
In fact I found this in pieces in an antique store in Massachusetts. It was in the back room, buried in a pile of junk. My husband assured me he could repair it so I bought it at an incredible bargain price! It adds to my collection of 13 Victorian Silver or Silver-plated tankards or coffee pots.
June 26, 2008
This is a combination Barometer, Compass and Thermometer made by Cam-LaFontaine-Hazebroucq, Paris, France. In its original case. Circa turn of the century. The barometer is on one side, and the compass and thermometer are on the other side. The case is leather, with green velvet on one side, and green satin on the other. The size is 2 1/8” in diameter, and 7/8” thick.
This fantastic combination Barometer, Compass and Thermometer is for sale on Ebay Item number: 180256722656
June 10, 2008
Art deco barometer and thermometer made in France by Jaeger. The instrument dials are located between two pieces of beveled glass held together by a 22 ct plated rim. Settings can be adjusted to the altitude of the residing location. It features three concentric graduations: atmospheric pressure 27-1/2 to 32-1/2 inches/Hg; 930 to 1100 millibars; -100 to 5000 feet elevation. The thermometer in the bottom portion is graduated from 0 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Height 7”. Diameter 6-3/4”.
May 28, 2008
Very unique 1800's Waterbury Mantle Clock in working condition and it's decorated with a carved traditional Chinese panels and matching hardware, fantastic detail and color(please see photo's). It's made of dark cherry wood and measures 16"W by 10"H by 6"D and it weighs 9-3/4 lbs., the movement is marked with a Star over WATERBURY CLOCK CO., Waterbury, Conn., Patented 1881.
April 24, 2008
Distinguished, attractive and functional, this circa 1955 golfer-themed barometer is perfect as a gift and conversation piece. Manufatured by Taylor Instruments, of Rochester, New York.
April 8, 2008
Antique pocket barometer in it's original leather case made by Taylor Instrument Companies of Rochester NY, probably in the very early twentieth Century. It is marked "E.D. No. 4128", which may be a model number. This is the heaviest early pocket barometer I have ever felt. It weighs in at nearly 1 lb., or 435 grams outside of it's case. The heavy glass crystal is beveled. The outer dial is adjustable using the crown on the top. It measures 3" wide by 3 5/8" long, counting the crown by 1 3/8" thick.
April 4, 2008
Testrite Weather Forecaster. This barometer was made in Germany and is copyrighted 1930. The lovely dark cherry colored wood carries the brass mounting ring and lovely lends over the blue steel 3 arm indicator and adjustable brass recording marker.
April 1, 2008
March 23, 2008
WWII submarine barometer-manometer. These ranged up to 37 inches of mercury, mainly because BEFORE a dive, the interior of the sub was slightly pressurized, to ensure that valves, hatches, and of course any bullet holes were sealed off. A leak in a diving Submarine could be fatal.These were mounted prominently BETWEEN the two"PLANESMANS" stations, as these crewmembers could cancel a dive if this instrument did not show a pressure build up in the hull.
March 21, 2008
Antique T B Winter Newcastle gilt metal cased pocket barometer, the white enamelled dial with black number details and black pointer hand, the front bears the makers name “T B Winter Newcastle”, the dial measures approx 4.7cm wide.
March 19, 2008
This marine barometer is for sale on Ebay Item number:260220222229.