December 18, 2008

Miami Beach Antique Show 2009

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is set for January 22 - 26, 2009, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. For show information, please call (239) 732-6642 or visit www.dmgantiqueshows.com.

December 16, 2008

33rd Annual Pineapple Antique Show & Sale

Next years Pineapple Antique Show & Sale will celebrate its 33rd year in a new location at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, located at 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota.

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

Toronto 15th Annual Winter Antiques Sale

The 15th Annual Winter Antiques Sale, Toronto’s largest winter antiques show, offers thousands of fabulous antiques and collectibles. Fans of vintage fashion will love exploring the racks of retro clothing offered by top Toronto vendors that fills 2,000 square feet in Sherway Square. From Parisian armoires to up-market country pine, discerning buyers can browse for unique antique furniture and accessories and discover a variety of decorator items from whimsical east coast folk art to classic architectural items. The show also offers a rare opportunity to visit vendors from Montreal, Ottawa and western Ontario all under one roof.

December 6, 2008

The Murfreesboro Tennessee Antique Show

The 41st annual Murfreesboro Tennessee Antique Show 2009 show dates will be July 17-19. For more information, visit the Web site www.murfreesboroantiquescene.com

December 4, 2008

Woman's Club of Wilmette holds 67th annual antique show

THE 67TH PREMIER NORTH SHORE ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE
• 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

Antiques show reveals its million doller find

The first £1 million discovery unearthed on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow is to be revealed. They are keeping the identity of the record-breaking item a closely guarded secret until the show is broadcast. It was valued by art dealer Philip Mould, who is an authority on antique portrait paintings.

November 27, 2008

Folklife Museum “Toyland at the Museum” exhibit

The Folklife Museum in Farragut TN invites patrons to relive their childhood by visiting its “Toyland at the Museum” exhibit, on display through Jan. 16. They have toys from the middle 1800s all the up to 1950.

November 25, 2008

Flemington New Jersey 39th annual Antique Show

The 39th annual Antique Show at the Hunterdon Central High School Field house will be bigger and better this year. The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. The Hunterdon Central Field house is at 84 Route 31, Flemington.

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

English Mahogany Barley Twist Chest of Drawers Cabinet


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 8, 2008

Ellerslie Letter

This is a 4 page handwritten letter (no envelope) that is written by a mother to her daughter in July of 1848. It seems her mother has taken a trip to Ellerslie (at least that is what I think it says) and she describes the place and her incredible time spent there in great detail.


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

Cambridge Glass Co of Cambridge, Ohio


Vintage 1940s - 1950s acid-etched tapered vase by Cambridge Glass Co of Cambridge, Ohio in the "Rosepoint" pattern.

October 13, 2008

PARKER COFFEE GRINDER


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

KIENZLE ART DECO CLOCK


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

PORTABLE PERSONAL ENGLISH MADE CASED BAROMETER


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

Victorian Match Holder Double Sided

Double Holder Victorian Match Holder.

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

Victorian Match Holders

Victorian Match Holder

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

Antique Coffee Grinders (Coffee Mills)

These are my 3 largest Coffee Grinders (Coffee Mills). I haven't figured out where or how to display them so for now they're sitting in my living room!

August 9, 2008

Star Coffee Mill No. 7

Star Coffee Mill No. 7 with 15" wheels.

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

Enterprise No. 209 Coffee Mill

Enterprise No. 209 Coffee Mill

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

Coles No. 7 Coffee Mill

Coles No. 7 Coffee Mill (Grinder).

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 2, 2008

Victorian Silver Plated Tankard

This is one of my favourite antiques in my collection. It is a Victorian Water Tankard. It sits on a stand and swings in its cradle so that the lady of the house can pour the liquid into the goblet resting on the cup stand. These are difficult to find with the matching goblet.

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

Combination Barometer, Compass and Thermometer made by Cam-LaFontaine-Hazebroucq, Paris, France



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

Jaeger Barometer


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

Waterbury Mantle Clock


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

Taylor Instruments, Rochester, New York, Barometer


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

Taylor Instrument Companies of Rochester NY pocket barometer


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


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

SWIFT BAROMETER


VINTAGE WALL BAROMETER, IS 5 1/2" IN DIAMETER BY 1 1/4" THICK,HAS BEVELED GLASS OVER BAROMETER ,MADE BY SWIFT IN GREMANY,ADJUSTMENT ON BACK FOR BAROMETER,IS MOUNTED IN MAHOGANY WOOD.

March 23, 2008

WWII submarine barometer-manometer


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

T B Winter Of Newcastle Pocket Barometer


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

RIGGS & BROTHER Philadelphia marine barometer

Antique RIGGS & BROTHER Philadelphia marine barometer. This absolutely beautiful marine comes as pictured in the original case. It seems to be in fine condition. Cira 1860 early and interesting American instrument.

This marine barometer is for sale on Ebay Item number:260220222229.