Harrison Fisher Original Water Color


Here is a properly signed beautiful and original watercolor by the most famous magazine illustrator of all time. Harrison Fisher 1875-1934. Born in Brooklyn, NY, but spent most of his youth in San Francisco. At 21 he returned to NY and began his highly successful career as a magazine illustrator. This 16.5 x 13.5 piece was done for the cover of Ladies Home Journal July 1907 and is called "Double Trouble". Notice the mischevious expression on the lovely ladies face, while looking into a mirror, hence, "Double Trouble". A color copy of that magazine cover will accompany the piece. A very rare and important piece of vintage American art. The price guides show an original piece by Harrison Fisher bringing $22,500. During these challenging times my price is $4,200. A great investment.

American Indian Pen Tray


This is a great vintage American Indian pen tray, or ash tray. Measures 11" x 3" and is very heavy brass. Properly signed Bradley and Hubbard with a great Indian chief head in feathered head dress.

Bronze Nudie


This is a very nicely done bronze nudie. The girls dress is mounted on sturdy hinge, which swings to reveal the girl's lovely and well endowed nude body. Swings closed when youngsters are around. The bronze is 9.5" high. The total height with good old matching cloth shade is 17". The piece is heavy bronze and is signed "homeric bronze".

Pair of F. Preiss pieces


This is a pair of F. Preiss bronze/ivory/marble pieces. One is properly signed "F. Preiss" and are shown in the book "Art Deco and Other Figures" by Bryan Catley, page #278. The description is "Girl on Wall"; documentation will be sent to buyer. These are very heavy pieces and were used as bookends on the desk of a St. Louis business person for the past 60 years. Very good condition with some slight wear.

Tiffany Tray with Dragonfly


Tiffany tray with dragonfly. 8 1/2" diameter. Signed Tiffany studios New York and is heavy bronze. Verdigris green. $395.

American Indian Coaster


Bronze, American Indian coaster /card holder. 4.5" diameter X 3/4" heavy bronze. Great detail. Nice old original patina. The Indian is in full feathered headdress with Chest medallions. Properly signed Bradley and Hubbard.

Deco Peice


This is a totally deco piece signed sculptured and properly signed by the famous Joseph Lorenzl. Austrian 1892-1950. Cold painted on bronze. The base is beautiful green veined marble, which is cupped to receive keys / change. Good detail. All the fingers are present. Some expected wear on the cold paint application.

Statue, Signed By Halfdan Hertberg


A highly listed artist. This nice piece is 14.5" x 6", made of spelter and is a boy whistling.

Tobey Furniture Tags


Here are 5 good old Tobey furniture tags. 1 3/4" and heavy good detailed brass. The Tobey furniture Co. was founded in 1856, in Chicago. Gustav Stickley designed and built Arts and Crafts furniture for Tobey in 1900. Tobey is well known for their sturdy hand made arts and crafts furniture of high quality. Here is a chance to replace those lost tags and return your Tobey furniture's real value. A 93 year old Tobey furniture ad will accompany the tags.

Frank Lloyd Wright Prism Window


Here is a original Frank Lloyd Wright prism window with 12 of the rare and beautiful "flower" design tiles, with the remaining prisms being the plain saw tooth style. Measures 24" x 24" and is in the original window frame. Frank Lloyd Wright took out his U.S. Patent # 27977 in 1897 and contracted with the Luxfer Prism Glass Co, in Wright's home town of Chicago to make these saw tooth tiles used in store fronts and transoms to redirect light into stores and buildings, before the advent of practical electrical lighting. These windows are commonly used in places like bathrooms where an authentic piece from the hand of the greatest architect the world has ever known can be enjoyed by all and is a real conversation piece. I also have several smaller windows and many loose single tiles.

Handel Salesman's Sample


Here is a rare and very collectible Handel Salesman's Sample. Measures 9 " x 11.5" and is in excellent condition. Is hand painted and fires with copper frame and hanger. Philip Handel's sales force regularly gave these samples in the teens to their retailers, stores etc., however rarely are they seen today. Has the early Handel signature with great art nouveau design.

Fulper Green Vase


This is a large, nice old Fulper art pottery vase with an Racetrack Fulper mark. This piece measures 8" high and 4 3/4" wide. This piece has a nice rich dark green semi gloss glaze with blue specks toward the top. The condition of this piece is excellent. There are no chips and no cracks and the piece has not been restored.

Fulper was a pottery that started in Flemington, New Jersey in 1814. Its early wares were utilitarian. By 1909 the firm began producing art wares. In 1915 Fulper won a Gold Medal of Honor at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Today Fulper pottery is increasingly popular among collectors of arts and crafts pottery.

Willard Leroy Metcalf Watercolor Painting


A superb antique watercolor of a gristmill in landscape, signed & dated: W. L. Metcalf 1902...good colors - excellent condition, has a very nice antique carved frame......Willard Leroy Metcalf 1858-1925, New York...well listed American artist. Image size: 9 3/4 inches by 12 inches - outer frame size: 18" by 21". I removed the glass to take better pictures. Painting is framed under glass. Davenports price guide says the high value on Metcalf's work is $170,500. This great piece is here is a chance to own a vintage piece of important American art.

Frank Lloyd Wright Tiles


Here are two frames made in the prairie style to hold 4" x 4" tiles. Made of fumed white oak, quarter sawed, with square pegs with the good old arts and crafts patina and finish just like Gus Stickley did it a century ago. The one tile frame is $69. The two tile frame is $75. Frank Lloyd Wright flowered tiles are $45 each. Plain FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT tiles $18 each. The "patened luxfer" tile is $150 each.

Oak Frames




MEASURES 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"


7/8" THICK




Shop Of The Crafters Wall Piece


Here is a signed Shop of the Crafters 16" diameter wall piece. The print is of a monk toasting an ale "lidded" tanker. All reminiscent of the subject matter displayed in the Shop of the Crafters reference book. Good old fumed white oak retaining it's original patina. The word "prosit" is on the top with some of the raised lettering missing in the first 3 letters. Nonetheless a very nice old piece.

Craftsman Studios Oval Tray


Here for your consideration is a great Arts and Crafts oval tray that makes a strong statement and a wonderful and display piece. Please notice the high quality hand tooling and great patina. Vintage large hammered brass oval serving platter mfg. By craftsman studios, Laguna beach, California.

Large and heavy, oval shaped hammered brass serving platter made by craftsman studios. Handles are riveted in place. Linework design in tray surface. Signed on bottom (see photo below). 18-1/4" long, 9-1/2" wide. Good condition. A great item for your Stickley era copper collection. This incredible TRAY of original hammered copper Craftsman signed Craftsman Studios, Hand Made, Laguna Beach, California, created at a time when Laguna Beach was inhabited by some of the most talented artists and crafts people of the 20th century. The epitome of Craftsman style,I estimate this piece to be at least 86 years old, but perhaps older due to the makers mark. The mark changed in 1920 when the company changed to "Craftsman Studios." operating between 1920 and 1939, hence these pieces would be pre-1920.

Frank Lloyd Wright Luxfer Tiles, Handel Era


Here are four saw tooth tiles, designed by the very hand of arguably the finest architect of all time, "Frank Lloyd Wright " The Luxfer Glass Company in Chicago was commissioned to make these tiles starting in 1890 through 1915. These tiles were popular until that new fangled invention, known as "electricity ". These tiles were installed in hotels, banks, train stations and all sorts of applications. F.L. Wright's patent was for the aesthetic beauty and particularly for their ability to redirect natural light from outside to inside the building. This was accomplished with the saw tooth design. They have a slight purple tint because the sun has effected the magnesium in the glass over these 100 years. This auction is for 4 tiles. I also have available the flowered tiles and prairie style frames with the Harvey Ellis arch and square pegs. All tiles are 4"x4" and excellent.

Deco Mirror From The Original Flamingo Casino In Vegas


Here for your consideration is a chance of a lifetime to own a Art Deco blue mirror from the Nevada Flamingo casino. This was the purchase of a lifetime for me. A friend of mine who works at the Flamingo gave me a call one day to tell me they were selling off some stuff that had been in storage for years. Most of it was linens, lighting, furniture, etc., but among the stash were these 42 x 24 inch high quality beveled mirrors, some blue and some pink that once hung in cooperate offices and hallways I'm told before extensive remodeling years ago. Possibly a few of the "whale" suites for high rollers. They are of unbelievable quality with each piece on the perimeter being highly beveled to give off fantastic refraction. I hate to think how much these cost to be made, even back in those days. On the back there is a red stamp that says "Property of Flamingo Hilton - Not to be Removed. I don't know if "Bugsy" Siegal hung these himself but I'd like to think he primped a little in front of them while adjusting his tie or combing his hair. Condition is very nice as they have been wrapped up in bed covers all these years in storage but they do show some small signs of age. A tiny little no harm scratch here and there. They are old and original and that is just age and to be expected.. T Shipping is a little difficult and can be done blanket wrapped with North American Van lines. But I have found a commercial crating company that will crate them up for a very reasonable price of $65 each with 4" of foam sheet and then plywood in a custom container. I can send with a company called URL FOR $90 which is very reasonable for something that large weighing over 50 pounds when crated. Christmas is just around the corned,would make a wonderful gift, in pink or blue.

Tiffany Arts And Crafts Desk Set


Here for your consideration is a Beautiful 1910 Tiffany studios bronze gold dore Arts and Crafts desk set blotter ends and pen tray in the Greek key design. The pen tray is 9-5/8" long and 3-1/8" wide. It is in very good condition with a wonderful patina from age and use. The pix seem to show a darkness that is not there. The back is marked "Tiffany studios, New York, 1113". The blotter ends are also in very good condition with a lovely patina. Each blotter end is 12-1/2" long and 2" wide. The backs still have almost all of the original felt backing and are marked "Tiffany studios, New York, 1177". This is a fabulous desk set in fine condition that would make a lovely addition to your collection. A very rare and collectible set, priced to sell.

Louis comfort born 1848 to Charles Lewis Tiffany. He grew up in his fathers jewelry business. Tiffany founded his own firm in 1885 and focused on art glass. Earlier, Louis had already registered for a patent on a new glassmaking technique of combining different colors in opalescent glass to create vibrant, multidimensional hues of color never before seen in glass. This challenged the traditional approach of painting on glass to create multicolored effects. Tiffany became an enthusiastic supporter of the European Art Nouveau movement, challenging the current Victorian ornate style. Art Nouveau used free-flowing designs based on nature that exemplified the characteristics prevalent in Tiffany's earlier creations as a landscape painter. The use of light, color and nature assumed greater significance in Tiffany's work as he developed his unique approach to Art Nouveau. Tiffany's work was displayed in Europe at the most important venue for the introduction of Art Nouveau, Siegfried Bing's L'Art Nouveau.

In an effort to reach the interiors of a greater population, Tiffany began to design lamps to allow more people to enjoy art and beauty in their own home. Colored glass, Tiffany's lasting love and challenge, found fresh scope and inspiration. While the windows served to transmit the light of day, the lamps represent a new source of illumination independent of daylight. Fabrication of the lamps began in 1885, with the majority of them being made between 1895 and 1920. It was not until 1899 that Tiffany publicly introduced the lamps for sale.

Tiffany is best known for his designs of glass vessels, lamps and windows, but he also created items in various other media including metalwork, furniture, jewelry and ceramics, introducing enamels in 1898, art pottery in 1900, and jewelry in 1904. He established a metalwork department, producing lamps, desk sets, and chandeliers that were sold through his New York showroom, company catalogs and department stores. He designed most anything having to do with interior design, including even textiles and wall coverings. His remarkable career spanned over five decades, including his tenure with L.C. Tiffany & Associated Artists, the Tiffany Glass Company, Tiffany Studios, Tiffany Furnaces and the L.C. Tiffany Furnaces. By Tiffany's death on February 18, 1933, the popularity of his elaborate lamps declined with the rise of Art Moderne and Expressionism. For two decades the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany were forgotten. It was not until the first Tiffany retrospective show in 1958 that his objects were rediscovered by museums and collectors. Awareness of Tiffany's craftsmanship escalated with an Art Nouveau show in 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art. Today the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany are honored and treasured around the world, confirming Tiffany's legacy as a visionary of Art Nouveau design and most anything with the magical Tiffany name fetches enormous sums of money.

Gustav Stickley Logo


Here is a exact duplicate of the Gustav Stickley furniture tag that was used by the Stickley 1916 to 1930. " see ad " the actual tags are far too small for wall display. The tag was upsized and electronically cleaned up for proper display. Size is 18" x 18" with white oak fumed frame with round pegs and Harvey Ellis Arch. All Gus aficionados will love this great Arts and Crafts piece.

Oil On Board, F.M. Bennett


Here is a very nice piece of fine art by the hand of Frank Moss Bennett. British 1874 1953. Bennett is highly listed with works commonly bringing $30,000.i have looked at this piece closely "have not broken the seal to remove from the frame" and believe it is oil on board, however could be some sort of high quality print on board. The reserve is set very low, could be a real boon for someone as I have priced at the print level not the original oil level.

Roseville Umbrella Vase, Art Nouveau


This Large & wonderful art pottery umbrella stand / vase measures 21.5" high and 11" diameter. It has a beautifully molded floral and leaf design done in the Art Nouveau style. The green and burgundy-brown drip glaze really adds to the beauty of this piece. Circa 1920's this piece is shown on page176 of the Huxford 2nd Series Roseville pottery. "Names #132 Blended". A copy of that document will accompany to the winner. Aside from light crazing the piece is in perfect condition. No chips or cracks, bubble bursts or glaze skips. This beauty has the Ginco Blooming flower. The Roseville Pottery Co. started art pottery production in 1900 in Zanesville Ohio.

Important Agathon Leonard Art Nouveau Bronze


This is an important Art Nouveau SILVER OVER bronze of the famed dancer Lois Fuller. It is signed A. Leonard " Under One of the Dancers" for Agathon Van Weydeveldt Leonard (1848-1941). This bronze figure, is shown in all the major Art Nouveau references and is considered the pinnacle of Art Nouveau sculpture. Condition, is very good with some silver wear around the base as one would expect of a vintage piece like this beauty. The detail and artistry are superb. Measures 19" x 9" high. Auction estimate from Christies in New York is $15,000. If you add on buyers premium and all the costs of doing business in New York, it comes up to almost 20K..my reserve is A FRACTION. You will also note that a couple of the major galleries in New York presently have works by Leonard in inventory. I inquired about a comparable work, and was told it was priced at $30,000.

Limbert Dressing Screen


Here is a very nice Arts and Crafts Limbert dressing screen, it is three folding sections and measures in total 52" wide x 61.5" high at the highest section. Made of fumed white oak and is signed. The Limbert frame is in excellent condition, opaque fabric is in good condition.

Hammered Copper Bowl


Here is a very nice large size 11" hammered copper bowl with fluted sides marked craftsman 882, really nice. Priced to sell.

Arts And Crafts Copper Bowl


Here for your consideration is a very nice Arts and Crafts hammered copper bowl. Large size 12" diameter. Patina is original and properly signed. Priced to sell.

Large Bronze & Sterling Box - Heintz / Silvercrest


Lovely bronze & sterling silver humidor box in beautiful original condition. The patina is the original rich brown color with some light verdigris at the hinges and ball feet. It has a clean, art deco design along the top edges and is engraved with very stylized initials. Still has the original wood lining and screen. We have another one of these large cigar boxes that we use to store our monthly bills and the checkbook. It's the perfect size for letters. It is marked Silvercrest, which is basically Heintz since Heintz's head salesmen stole a lot of their designs and metalworkers when he started Silvercrest after the founder Otto Heintz died in 1918. This is a heavy piece, it weighs about 4-1/2 pounds and measures 6" x 10" and is 3" high. This superior example of the work that was produced by Silvercrest/ Heintz Art Metal Shop during the early part of the Twentieth Century. The Heintz art metal shop was established by Otto L. Heintz in buffalo,New York. In June 1911 Otto perfected his invention of a method of applying sterling silver overlays without using solder. The company suffered a one two punch with the sudden death of Otto at 41 years old and the defection of his manage Fred Smith. The great depression finally claimed the Co. February 11, 1930. We ship USPS priority mail and charge only exact shipping costs - insurance is optional and up to the buyer. Please email with any questions.

Hammered Copper Bowl


Here for your consideration is a very large and nice hammered copper deep bowl. Signed and numbered. Size 10" x 2.5" deep. Is nice with good patina however also very Dirty. A very nice accent piece. Totally Arts and Crafts.

Rare Roseville Mostique Vases

575 ea

Here for your consideration are two of the rarest of the rare Roseville Mostique 15" vases. They are the highly collectible Arts and Crafts arrow pattern also known as the stylized daffodil. Roseville Mostique HUGE 15" vases, a lovely vase and a rare shape to find! Shape # 164 - 15" in the gray matte coloring with the glazed design in green and yellow triangle and arrow designs - very lovely! Has a glazed green interior. Both measure 15" tall and 8 1/4 inches across. Guaranteed 100% Roseville Mostique and original! This design was made in 1915 and has an outstanding Mission Art and Crafts Style Look to it! There are no chips, cracks or hairlines on either vase, both vases are in super condition! The look is super Arts and Crafts! Please look at all the photos! A great size! And you are buying 2 super forms! Guaranteed to be original and vintage. Your pick priced low to sell. I also have several other pieces in my collection.

Copper Craftsmen Candle Holders


Here for your consideration is a set of hammered copper "Craftsmen" candle holders. A great OLD, Vintage Pair (2) Craftsmen Candle Holders, Stamped with #114 and Craftsmen logo; very good condition. 5 1/4" wide at base x 2 1/4" tall.

Roycroft Plates / Chargers

125 ea

Here for your consideration is a Arts and Crafts set of Roycroft 8" plates / chargers. All hammered copper and all properly signed Roycroft with the early mark. This is a fine set of 10.3 have the mark of the New York city rail / train system bearing that monogram NYC. The hammering and condition is excellent with the patina being freshened.

Highly Listed Artist - New England Coastal


Wonderful quality 1900's vintage watercolor of a New England coastal landscape - beautiful and well done, strong colors and super detail. Signed C. E. COOKMAN. My research in Davenport's Art Reference Guide shows Charles Edwin Cookman 1856-1915, works selling for $2,000. Ohio. Very good original condition on the painting and comes with an antique oak frame and matting; image is 9 3/4" by 17 3/4"; outside frame size: 18 1/2" x 26 1/2"; acquired from an estate liquidation in Maine.

3 Antique Picture Frames


Here for your consideration are three very nice antique picture frames. The 1st is a gold frame with Arts and Crafts style and has on the back "Hedley Waycott" who was a frame maker and artist from Peoria, IL. who was in business 1910-1936. Measures overall 33" x 24" with subject matter size 27" x 19 1/4" ready to go.

Here is a very nice pair of gorgeous Eastlake style frames. Notice the complicated work with wood inlay and hand tooling. Measure overall 31" x 26.5" with subject matter size 24" x 20".

Eastlake period, 1870-1900, named for a designer of the period influenced flamboyance of earlier Victorian design. His designs gave way to the Arts and Crafts at the turn of the century.

c1900 Galle French Cameo Glass Perfume Atomizer Bottle


We present to you this wonderful antique and fully authentic c.1900 Galle French cameo glass perfume atomizer. This tapering form has a citrine and brown glass coloration, cameo carved back "acid cut" to reveal a pattern of vines and leaves. This lovely piece has been professionally outfitted with a new proper atomizer and bulb assembly as the original was a hundred years old and was no longer serviceable. Signed as shown. Measurements: The size is 6" x 2.25". Condition: Working and and excellent in all ways.

In 1894 EMILE Galle built a large glass factory in Nancy, France. By the early 1890's Galle started producing Cameo glass by using hydrofluoric acid. The most popular Galle glass that we can see and collect are these cameo glasses. By 1900 Galle was the largest manufacture of luxury glass, having shops in Paris, Germany, and London. After Galle died in 1904, his widow kept producing luxury glass, from the remaining sketches, drawings and works in progress. In 1914 the factory was closed, because of the 1st world war. Reopening in 1918-19, it was finally closed down in 1931. Original Galle pieces are rare and fetch big money.

Handel Tag


Here is one of those often lost and hard to find Handel tags. The Handel Co. attached these cloth, tightly woven tags with glue. Through the decades the glue dries out and is also subjected to wear and moisture and are lost. Restore the value of your Handel piece, here is a chance to make your authentic Handel piece what it once was. Measures 1 3/4" x 1/2".

Handel Lamp Base


MASSIVE signed twice Handel lamp base vintage Arts & Crafts

All original double signed Handel lamp base. Signed on lower side edge and with applied label on underside (see photos). Strong Arts & Crafts form and nice dark brown patina. Quite large both in height (24" to top of finial) and girth (8" in diameter both at the base and center). The holder for the shade measures just under 4" outside diameter. It has a shouldered edge for a shade to rest on and the measurement for the shade opening would be about 3-3/4". There are acorns at the end of each of the 3 HUBBELL socket pull chains. Rare and in good working condition.

Waterford crystal wine decanter


Here is a nice Waterford crystal wine decanter w/stopper LISMORE STYLE . It measures 12 1/2" to top of stopper and 10" to top of bottle. I don't think this has ever been used. It is marked WATERFORD on the bottom. True leaded crystal . $85

Arts and Crafts Bungalow historic brass marker


Architecture is much more than style, but an important factor in the construction of bungalows was their ability to meet owners' functional requirements while giving them what had previously been limited to the wealthy few: the latest in design.

Bungalows reflected the whole range of architectural movements of their day, from Queen Anne to Arts and Crafts, Tudor to Prairie and Pueblo, Spanish to English Colonial Revival, and even Moderne. These styles share a conscious search for the supposed simplicity of preindustrial times. All were meant to counter the excess of the Victorian period by returning to the past when handicrafts displayed the laborer's personal involvement in the work. It is easy to see how the bungalow-whose existence was defined on the grounds of restoring family values-fit beautifully into the Arts and Crafts movement. It would bring style to all the people whatever their economic or social status.

Here is a one-of-a-kind Arts and Crafts Bungalow historic brass marker for your home. Give your Arts and Crafts Bungalow the recognition you and your home deserve with this period inspired wall plaque. It is made of solid brass with a bronze finish and natural brass reliefed letters. This weighs in at almost 1.5lbs! This comes to you brand new, never used. Measures: 6-5/8" x 4-1/2" -- This comes with mounting screws.

Lebolt Fork


Here for your consideration is a very rare and totally arts and crafts fork by LEBOLT & COMPANY OF CHICAGO. Solid sterling silver and hand beaten. Measures 7 1/4" and in excellent condition. This wonderful piece is properly signed with the Logo #221 and says Hand Made Silver. Frenkly I have search high and low for more pieces of this rare ARTS AND CRAFTS set, however have found none for sale. Buy it now $250. Shipping and insurance inside the good old USA $12.50.

LeBolt & Company was originally founded as a jewelry store in 1899 by J. Meyer LeBolt at 167 South State St. in Chicago, Illinois. In 1912, a workshop for producing hand made silver was added. The business was later taken over by the founder's son, John LeBolt. One of the earliest craftsman to work at LeBolt was a Hungarian named Edmund Boker, who founded the Chicago Art Silver Shop. LeBolt & Company produced sterling flatware and hollowware.

Gustav Stickley Arm Chair


Here for your consideration is a great and very rare GUSTAV STICKLEY # 340 arm chair. Is in excellent original finish and correct in all ways and is properly signed as shown. Has replaced leather as the original was worn out after a century of faithful service. Has the HARVEY ELLIS arch.

Between 1900 and 1916 a style of furniture featuring "...a severely plain and rectilinear style which was visually enriched only be expressed structural features and the warm tones of the wood..." gained popularity in the U.S. This furniture, referred to as "mission oak", was an "...American manifestation of the Arts and Crafts movement..." (Cathers, Furniture of the American Arts and Crafts Movement).

Stickley began making furniture in the mission oak style with the founding of the Craftsman Workshops in Eastwood, New York (now a part of Syracuse, New York) in 1904. His furniture was all handmade rather than machine made, crafted to be simple and useful; it was primarily built from native American tiger oak, joinery was exposed, upholstery was carried out with natural materials (canvas and leather), wood could be varnished but never painted, and there were no unnecessary lines. Furniture was smoked to give a dark finish, no nails were used only wooden pegs and beaten copper and iron hardware with bronze touches was employed.

He moved his headquarters to New York City in 1905 and planned to establish a boarding school for boys in Morris Plains, New Jersey (what is now Parsippany, New Jersey). Craftsman Farms was designed to be self-sufficient, with vegetable gardens, orchards, dairy cows and chickens. The main house there is constructed from chestnut logs and stone found on the property, and exemplifies Stickley's building philosophy. As he wrote in The Craftsman:

"There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea. First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture....The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods."

Although the main house at Craftsman Farms was initially conceived of as a clubhouse for students, financial troubles forced Stickley to live there with his family instead. The planned boarding school never became a reality.

Stickley was a poor businessman and the American public began to reject his simple furniture in favor of revival styles; in 1915 he filed for bankruptcy, stopping publication of The Craftsman in 1916 and selling Craftsman Farms in 1917.

Gustav Stickley died on April 21, 1942.

Frank Lloyd Wright Raindrop Tile

18 ea

Here is a raindrop 4"x4" tile, designed by the very hand of arguably the finest architect of all time, "Frank Lloyd Wright". The Luxfer Glass Company in Chicago was commissioned to make these tiles starting in 1890 through 1915, one of 96 designs by Wright. These tiles were popular until that new fangled invention, known as "electricity ". These tiles were installed in hotels, banks, train stations and all sorts of applications. F.L. Wright's saw tooth patent was for the aesthetic beauty and particularly for their ability to redirect natural light from outside to inside the building. This was accomplished with the saw tooth design. They have a slight purple tint because the sun has effected the magnesium in the glass over these 100 years. This auction is for one tile however I have many I also have available the flowered tiles and prairie style frames with the Harvey Ellis arch and square pegs. All tiles are 4"x4" and excellent. $18 EACH WITH $5 FOR SHIPPING AND INSURANCE inside the good old USA. International shipping slightly more.

These tiles are the Raindrop pattern made by Luxfer. The way you can tell the Luxfer tile from the American 3 way, is that the top of the drops are more rounded in the Luxfer version. American 3 Way ended up acquiring Luxfer, and had rights to produce all the designs.

Frank Lloyd Wright Window


Here for your consideration is a authentic FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT WINDOW. Measures 22" x 18".This window is complete with frame and latch plus hinges to tilt out. Each 4"x4" tile is the PANEL type. I have three of these windows. The one shown has one cracked tile however the one up on ebay is perfect. Designed by the very hand of arguably the finest architect of all time, "Frank Lloyd Wright " The Luxfer Glass Company in Chicago was commissioned to make these tiles starting in 1890 through 1915 PATENT NUMBER #D28,006, one of 96 designs by Wright. These tiles were popular until that new fangled invention, known as "electricity ". These tiles were installed in hotels, banks, train stations and all sorts of applications. F.L. Wright's saw tooth patent was for the aesthetic beauty and particularly for their ability to redirect natural light from outside to inside the building. This was accomplished with the saw tooth design. They have a slight purple tint because the sun has effected the magnesium in the glass over these 100 years. This auction is for one complete window however I have three. The buy it now price is $525 reduced to $425 with shipping of $50 inside the good old USA. International shipping slightly more.

These tiles are the PANEL pattern made by Luxfer. American 3 Way ended up acquiring Luxfer, and had rights to produce all the designs.

Frank Lloyd Wright Panel Tile

18 ea

Here is a "PANEL" 4"x4" tile, designed by the very hand of arguably the finest architect of all time, "Frank Lloyd Wright " The Luxfer Glass Company in Chicago was commissioned to make these tiles starting in 1890 through 1915 PATENT NUMBER #D28,006, one of 96 designs by Wright. These tiles were popular until that new fangled invention, known as "electricity ". These tiles were installed in hotels, banks, train stations and all sorts of applications. F.L. Wright's saw tooth patent was for the aesthetic beauty and particularly for their ability to redirect natural light from outside to inside the building. This was accomplished with the saw tooth design. They have a slight purple tint because the sun has effected the magnesium in the glass over these 100 years. This auction is for one tile however I have many I also have available the flowered tiles raindrop tiles and prairie style frames with the Harvey Ellis arch and square pegs. All tiles are 4"x4" and excellent. $18 EACH WITH $5 FOR SHIPPING AND INSURANCE inside the good old USA. International shipping slightly more.

These tiles are the PANEL pattern made by Luxfer. American 3 Way ended up acquiring Luxfer, and had rights to produce all the designs.

Hedley Waycott Book


Hedley Waycott Peoria's Premier Artist

This book was published by Lakeview Museum in 2006. It has never been used. There are 132 almost all color pages and is 11 x 8.5 inches. It is on the painting's of Peoria, Illinois's premier artist. Colored photographs of Hedley's paintings on every page with description and owners names. It also has history of his life and his frames. Original sale price $25. I am selling for $15 plus $3.75 for postage inside the good old USA. International shipping slightly more.

Molded Handel Shade


Here for your consideration is a very nice Molded Handel shade, not signed. The 1st photo is of a signed one and shown as an example. Has the 2 1/4" fitter x 6" and is free of chips or cracks. I am selling one shade without hardware albeit I also have the authentic signed Handel fitter, hooks, chain, socket, and ceiling canopy available.

Gas Shades


These 2 old gas shades are 8" in diameter X 4"H with 4" collars BOTH WITH THE REMNATE OF THE STEUBEN SIGNATURE BUG.. They have shade holders attached. The condition is flawless on both.


Gustav Stickley Tray


Here for your consideration is a rare and nice heavy hammered Gustav Stickley tray. Measures 12.5" x 8.5" has great original Aurora Brown patina "has a spot or two" and has that good old Gus hammering and has two hammered handels. The monogram initial "S" could stand for Stickley, or perhaps someone with the last name that starts with an "S". The typical Gus compass signature has wear however is easy to see and read. Makes a great card tray and is a really great conversation piece.

Gustav Stickley was born March 9, 1858 in Osceola, Wisconsin and died April 21, 1942 in Syracuse, New York. First trained as a stone mason, Stickley preferred to work in wood and dreamed of building fine tables and chairs. He learned furniture making at his uncle's chair factory in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Traveling to Europe in 1896, he met notable Arts and Crafts designers. The following year he returned to the United States and founded the United Crafts of Eastwood, New York. In 1904, he founded the Craftsman Workshops. The furniture he designed and made was mostly of native American oak. It was of a sturdy-plain design in contrast to the highly decorated late Victorian pieces. Joinery was exposed and upholstery was carried out in canvas and leather (natural materials). It became known as Mission Style. Stickley's designs were exhibited at the prestigious Grand Rapids and Pan American furniture expositions. Stickley's craftsmen also had a line of hammered copper works, lamps, bowls, trays and other useable and practical goods.

Harrison Fisher High Grade Prints

18 ea

Here are nice Harrison Fisher high grade prints, all sharp, signed with strong colors.





Harrison Fisher Bio - The Man Behind The Women

"The Father of a Thousand Girls"

Harrison Fisher was born in Brooklyn, NYC but spent most of his youth in San Francisco until he turned 21 years old. He then moved back to New York where he began his highly successful career as a magazine illustrator.

Pictured to the left is Mr. Fisher in his New York studio, 1909. Pictured below is a 1909 photograph of Margery Allwork who modeled for Mr. Fisher for over twenty years.

Harrison Fisher never married, but his "secretary," Kate Clemens, was also his lifetime partner.

During World War One Harrison Fisher showed his patriotism by illustrating posters for the US government, free of charge.

In one newspaper article he was quoted as lamenting that he drew women almost exclusively, but that is what the market demanded.

Pairpoint Enameled Lamp Base


This is an authentic Pairpoint Enameled Lamp Base, signed on the bottom. It is 11 inches high, and has great unusual to find enameling on the side. This is for a puffy boudoir lamp shade or other Pairpoint 10" shade.

The Pairpoint Manufacturing Company was established in 1880 in New Bedford, MA. Producing coffin fittings and metalwork, Pairpoint approached its neighbor, Mt. Washington Glassworks, about a possible merger. Combining metalwork and glassware production in 1894, their merger created lamp and lamp accessories including the well known Pairpoint lamps.

The Pairpoint Merger

From circa 1895 to 1930, the newly formed company was best known for their blown glass shades in three types: blown out reversed painted shades, ribbed reverse painted scenic shades, and landscape shades. Cut glass lamps and lamps with metal overlay were also produced by Pairpoint during this period.

Gold Eagle













2 Draw Oak Weiss File Cabinet, Index Card Cabinet



Quezal Pulled Feather Shade


Here for your consideration is a very nice QUEZAL pulled feather shade. Measures 6" 4" high in properly signed and in excellent condition, free of any chips, flea bites or damage of any sort. Great Strong colors and gold cased inside.


The Quezal Art Glass & Decorating Company was founded on March 27, 1902 by Martin Bach, Nicholas Bach, Thomas Johnson, Adolph Demuth, and Lena Scholtz in Queens, New York. The name Quezal was chosen for the rare and beautiful Central American bird the quetzal, and it was used in the company's literature to promote its products. Quezal art glass ranks with the very best of turn of the 20th century American art glass produced by Quezal contemporaries such as Louis Comfort Tiffany's "Favrile" and Frederick Carder's "Aurene" at the Steuben works. The President Martin Bach Sr. (1862-1921) was the key driver behind the growth of the company, emigrating from France - where he had worked at the Saint-Louis Glass Co. - to the U. S. in 1891. Following his arrival, Bach worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany as a chemist at the newly formed Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company in Corona, Queens. After almost 10 years of the best glassmaking education one could obtain at the turn of the century, Bach left Tiffany to establish his own company. Thomas Johnson, also a former employee of Tiffany, and Maurice Kelly were two of the early master glassblowers employed by Quezal, whose techniques led to some of the impressive technical accomplishments of Quezal art glass.

Quezal design patterns were extremely detailed and precise and their patterns intricate - as we know from their manufacturing documentation - so consequently the technical artistry of their glassmakers had to be very refined. Quezal glass was frequently decorated with floral motifs reflecting the focus on nature proliferating with the Art Nouveau movement, and it often used the gold interiors and iridescent glass techniques so popular at the time. One unusual and unique feature of Quezal glass is the brilliant iridescence which was infused on both the interior and exterior of the glass, and its iridescent colors of the rainbow mirrored the elaborate feathers and colors of the quetzal bird after which it was named. In fact, "pulled feathers" were a common feature in the exterior decoration of Quezal art glass. Quezal glass is green, gold, opal, and red, with red being the rarest of the major colors typically used. In addition to iridescent glass, Quezal also did other effects such as "The Glass That Looks Like Pottery", later known as "Innovation", and Quezal "spider" glass named for the way very threads of glass were pulled around the vessel, much like the way and with the look of a spider's web. While perhaps best known for their lamp shades which rivaled the best offerings of Tiffany and others, the company also produced a very wide range of items including vases, candleholders, drinking glasses, finger bowls, salts, compotes, and occasionally even complete lamps. Quezal lamp shades are particularly prized today, as they and all the major art glass manufacturers including Tiffany, Steuben, Galle, and Loetz all made lamps and shades during these early days of the electric light bulb.Quezal design motifs often incorporated flowers such as lilies, tuplips, crocuses, and jack-in-the-pulpits - much like their contemporaries at Tiffany and the other Art Nouveau designers - and glass threads were pulled and twisted to create the effect of leaves, vines, and lily pads. Shapes often reflect major design influences and civilizations of past periods including the Italian Renaissance, Egypt, Rome, Greece, Japan, and China. Period silver manufacturers including Gorham and Alvin bought Quezal glass and added their own sterling silver flourishes such as overlay and tops, and they then sold the pieces through their own sales channels.

Quezal glass is usually signed, with "Quezal" or "Quezal NY" etched into the glass or written with a stylus leaving a silver or platinum signature. Quezal art glass was always a luxury good like Louis Comfort Tiffany's Favrile glass, and both Quezal and Tiffany typically sold for higher prices than the top end French art glass of the day from Galle and Daum. During a period of financial challenges and following the death of Martin Bach Sr. in 1921, the company was sold to their family physician and friend Dr. John Ferguson. Ferguson later sold the company to his friend Edward Conlan, but he continued to serve as the company's president and Martin Bach's son served as the general manager. They operated the factory until 1924, and Martin Bach Jr. later worked at other major American glass makers including Durand and the Imperial Glass Co. Today, you can see displays of Quezal art glass and some of the original design sketchbooks, catalogues, and more dontated by the Martin, Clifford, and Gladyce Bach at the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village, in Millville, NJ.

Gus Rocker 346


Here is one of those very rare and valuable antiques. If you like arts and crafts and rare, this is for you. Was in the same family for 70 years where dolls were displayed on it. Child's / salesman's rocker by Gustav Stickley. A century old and in excellent original condition, even has the original leather. Signed with the red Gus compass, divider, and has the paper on the bottom of the seat, says rocker style 346, cover 47, finish light with a number 2 under. Has the furniture tag where it was originally sold in Detroit. Everything is as correct as it could be. I am told this rare beauty in this condition may be valued at $1000 to $1200. I am asking $575.

Gustav Stickley was born March 9, 1858 in Osceola, Wisconsin and died April 21, 1942 in Syracuse, New York.

First trained as a stone mason, Stickley preferred to work in wood and dreamed of building fine tables and chairs. He learned furniture making at his uncle's chair factory in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Traveling to Europe in 1896, he met notable Arts and Crafts designers. The following year he returned to the United States and founded the United Crafts of Eastwood, New York. In 1904, he founded the Craftsman Workshops. The furniture he designed and made was mostly of native American oak. It was of a sturdy-plain design in contrast to the highly decorated late Victorian pieces. Joinery was exposed and upholstery was carried out in canvas and leather (natural materials). It became known as Mission Style. Stickley's designs were exhibited at the prestigious Grand Rapids and Pan American furniture expositions. This sturdy furniture has endured thru the decades and very collectable and rare, now fetches big money.

Glass Shade


Here for your consideration is a very nice vintage glass shade. Please notice the dark green "tamoshanter green" glass with case white glass interior which distributes the lite without bulb glare. Has a very pleasing to the eye, bell shape. Has a beautiful ruffle around the bottom opening.

Austrian Figures

225 Ea

Two antique, ca. 1900, bronzed and enameled metal figural Arabs on oriental rugs. One is of a man in prayer, a metal framed glass mirror beside him. Marked on underside: Austria. It measures 3" tall by 3-?" wide by 2" deep. The other item is an ashtray with a boy beside a jug. The rug has a well for ashes, and recesses for cigarettes. The jug would hold matches to strike on the fringe of the rug. The boy has his right arm in a carrying position - perhaps a cigarette was placed through. Unmarked. It measures 3-?" tall by 3" wide by 4-?" deep. Both are in the original bronzed finish with the original enamel paint - only slightly worn as one would expect of an antique of this age. Both are with the original solderings, no dents or breaks or losses. The mirror is undamaged. Nothing to apologize for here, both pieces are collectable. $225 each or both for the discounted price of $400

Susan Miller Chase Oil


Vintage Susan Miller Chase Oil on Board Painting Girls

This is a Vintage Susan Miller Chase Oil on Board Painting Girls. The subject matter is Young Girls, The painting measures. 8" x 10", the frame measures 16 3/4" x 15". This nice impressionist piece is in excellent condition. This piece and signature has been authenticated.

SUSAN MILLER CHASE A HIGHLY LISTED American 20TH century artist.

The Official ART SALES INDEX shows that a oil of this size by Chase sold for $3250 at auction in Maine, April 1994. A really great investment at $825 which will bring style and grace to any room in one's home.

Copper Wall Charger



Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.

In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England.

Peter Paul Rubens was probably born on June the 28th 1577 in Siegen, Germany. His parents Jan Rubens and Maria Pypelinckx had left the catholic Spanish-dominated city of Antwerp because of their Calvinist sympathies. The family had moved to Cologne with the children. Father Rubens, however, nearly escaped death sentence in Cologne after an affair with the princess of Orange. Mother Rubens managed to have her husband freed and the family accepted to be exiled to Siegen, Westphalia. It was there that the sixth child, Peter Paul, was born.

U.S. Grant Copper


Here for YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A GENUINE 1885 COPPER ANTIQUE RENDERING OF U.S.GRANT , THE GENERAL OF GENERALS. The artist L. MARTIN did a very detailed , exacting LIKENESS of Grant. Is dated 1885 which is the year Grant died of throat cancer. If one looks at the high color and tie under Grant's neck , this may have been an attempt to hid the ravages of cancer .Measures 22" x 23" high , albeit heavy , can be wall hung . This nice piece retains it's original golden brown patina. This is a wonderful and important piece of American Art history

Ulysses S. Grant born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869-77) as well as military commander during the Civil War and post-war Reconstruction periods. Under the command of Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and ended the Confederate States of America.

Cast Iron Press


Here is a nice heavy duty cast iron press . Measures 14" wide 11" deep 17" high and has 3" travel in the press . Has a Ajax screw which exerts tremendous pressure. I am told it may have been used for printing.I think if one needed to glue something , this would hold. Very old.No information on this press that I could find . Is very heavy , perhaps 50 pounds.

Elbert Hubbard Books Set Of 14


Here is a very nice and complete set of 14 leather bound little Journey books by Elbert Hubbard "SIGNED" in good condition.Also included are a pair of ROYCROFT "SIGNED WITH ORB"cut out bookends which were made specifically for these LITTLE JOURNEY BOOKS.

Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the USA. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New York, near Buffalo. Participants were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century.

The name Roycroft was chosen after the printers, Samuel and Thomas Roycroft, who made books in London from about 1650-1690. And beyond this, the word roycroft had a special significance to Elbert Hubbard, meaning King's Craft. In guilds of early modern Europe, king's craftsmen were guild members who had achieved a high degree of skill and therefore made things for the King. The Roycroft insignia was borrowed from the monk Cassidorius, a 13th century bookbinder and illuminator.


Little Journeys Vol. 1: Good Men and Great
Little Journeys Vol. 2: Famous Women
Little Journeys Vol. 3: American Statesmen
Little Journeys Vol. 4: Eminent Painters
Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors
Little Journeys Vol. 6: Eminent Artists
Little Journeys Vol. 7: Eminent Orators
Little Journeys Vol. 8: Great Philosophers
Little Journeys Vol. 9: Great Reformers

Love, Life & Work

Little Journeys Vol. 10: Great Teachers
Little Journeys Vol. 11: Great Businessmen
Little Journeys Vol. 12: Great Scientists
Little Journeys Vol. 13: Great Lovers
Little Journeys Vol. 14: Great Musicians

Marble Lapis Inlay Jewelry Box from India


Up for sale is this Marble Lapis Inlay Box from India sold originally in India for $375. This beautiful hand crafted jewelry box is made of Marble, lapis lazuli, carnelian, jasper, malachite, and Mother of Pearl. The box measures approximately 4" in length, 3" wide and 1 1/2" tall. The lid is removable and has been inset in the base to fit properly to the box. This beautiful Marble & Inlay Jewelry Box comes from my personal collection of Hand Crafted Art Boxes and is being offered for the first time. The precision workmanship is magnificent , a real Family keepsake to keep and pass along to the worthy children .

Limbert Foot Stool


Here is a very nice LIMBERT foot stool properly signed and numbered 200 1/2 . The top Measures 18" x 10" and 7" high. this is an old antique foot stool however looks like it has been redone. New quality leather , and finish freshened.
Charles P. Limbert and Company, a major furniture manufacturer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that inaugurated a new line of "Dutch Arts & Crafts Furniture."The "Dutch Arts and Crafts" IN 1902 ,in Grand Rapids,Mi.The furniture style of the Charles P. Limbert and Company produced undeniably plain, severely simple, yet graceful and practical furniture which achieved enormous popularity a hundred years ago

Hampshire Pottery Vase


MATT GREEN - Hampshire Pottery Vase
7.25" high
3" wide at top and bottom

Marked on bottom "Hampshire Pottery" and the number 33. Also the letter M which is circled.

No cracks or chips.

About Hampshire Pottery

Hampshire Pottery began production in 1871. The pottery was founded by James Taft. Hampshire Pottery first introduced the widely popular matte green glaze in 1883. In 1904 Cadmon Robertson joined Hampshire Pottery and was soon placed in charge of production. Robertson developed over 900 glazes while with Hampshire Pottery and was responsible for many of the forms.

Robertson passed away in 1914 which left Hampshire solely in the hands of Taft. Just after Robertson's death, Taft determined to cease production. In 1916 Taft sold Hampshire Pottery to George Morton who was previously with Grueby Pottery.

Hampshire pottery continued for only a year under Morton's direction and was closed in 1917. After the end of World War I, Morton reopened Hampshire Pottery with primary production being white china for hotels and restaurants. Hampshire Pottery closed permanently in 1923.

Abraham Lincoln Copper Bust Bank


Nice Abraham Lincoln copper bust bank from the Dixon National Bank Dixon, Illinois, it measures 5 1/2" high and 3 1/2" wide. There is no key for the bank .Shipping will be Priority Mail and should cost around $7-8 to ship to you in USA

Wilson 6" x6" Tiles


Here is a very nice pair of vitreous fired, hand painted 6" x 6" tiles by W.WILSON. W.WILSON was an artist for the great Handel Lamp Co. with many of the Handel up scale shades being signed by W.WILSON whom was a fine and listed artist in his own wright. Nicely framed in old stand quarter sawed white oak.

Authentic WWII Poster


Here is a nice authentic WWII poster. Artist signed, framed and in very good condition. Great colors.

Four Clear Shades


Here are four nice old lamp shades with 2 1/4" fitter and measuring 4" x 4". Notice the clear edhes with frosted bodies. Free of any chips or cracks.

Room Divider


Here is a very nice Cora Mantle room screen / divider. This is very special Chinese, lacquered black with hand carved, applied decorations. These decorations are carved of IVORY,JADE, CORAL and MOTHER OF PEARL. Measures 72"high x 62"wide with brass feet. There are four 16" panels on heavy brass hinges.

Frank Lloyd Wright Window


This window measures 21" x 41" and has a swivel window. Has 20 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT flowered tiles and 30 non flowered tiles. Needs some repair to the leading however all the tiles are present and all good. Designed by and patent held by the master himself, the great FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, AND BUILT BY THE VERY GLASS FOUNDRY SELECTED BY FLW, THE LUXFER GLASS CO.

Frank Lloyd Wright Window


This window is SAID TO BE from a FLW house here in Peoria. Measures 20" x24" and is a real beauty. HAS THE WHEAT AND Illinois prairie GRASS MOTIEF. Good condition.

Frank Lloyd Wright Windows

295 ea

I have found 3 additional FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT windows. Each measure 24" x 20" and are in frames that swivel. Each contains 30 FLW non flowered tiles.

Frank Lloyd Wright Window


Here for your consideration is a nice authentic FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT window, designed by the very hand of the great Frank Lloyd Wright and made by the Luxfer Glass Co. in Chicago. The window has a swivel and needs some repair however all tiles are present and in good condition. Has 30 flowered tiles.

Matzow Oil Painting


Here for sale is this nice F Matzow oil. Just great and in excellent original condition, painting and frame. Measures good size 26" x 18" to the outside of the frame. Most of the MATZOW oils are much smaller.

FREDERICK MATZOW, 1861-1938 AMERICAN. MAINE LANDSCAPE. Oil Painting by Handel Lamp Landscape Artist, A rare Maine view by Mr. Matzow, as most of his work was done around or near Meriden, CT.

Born in Norway 1861; died in Meriden, Connecticut, September 11, 1938

Frederick Matzow, a Norwegian-born artist, lived in Meriden, Connecticut, for many years, where he sketched and painted the region's natural beauty from 1912 until his death on September 11, 1938.

Matzow is best known for his work with the Handel Lamp Company, where he was employed as artist and painter during the 1920's. Examples of his works are illustrated in the book Handle Lamps, Painted Shades and Glassware.

Silver Flask


Here is a very nice vintage "pre WW2 " silver or silver plate flask.If it is solid sterling , today's value is $7500

If silver plate , much less . Nonetheless it is a real thing of unusual beauty.And has a very nice pig skin zipped holster .In excellent original condition and has 2 compartments.For the guy whom has everything and one that likes a mixed drink or two. Go to a party and B.Y.O.B. "bring your own bottle" this is perfect and do it with class .

Automobile Lamp Kit


here is another unusual piece of American vintage lighting albeit automotive .Please see below how the General Electric co. merger with Mazda nearly a century ago . Here is a chance to have a small part of that heritage.$40 bucks.

General Electric, armed with its ductile tungsten filament technology and backed by strong and broad patents, developed a plan to assure itself commercial advantage and to standardize manufacturing and performance standards for the entire incandescent lamp industry. This program, launched in late 1909, and successfully continued until after World War II, bore the name Mazda. Ahura Mazda (sometimes spelled Mazdah) is the creator of heaven and earth and is the supreme god in the ancient Persian religion founded by the prophet Zoroaster more than 2,600 years ago. According to Zoroastrian teaching, Ahura Mazda, as the leader of the heavenly host, battles evil and dispels darkness.

General Electric filed a federal trademark application for the Mazda name for use in connection with the manufacture and sale of electric lamps on 29 December 1909. The application asserted a first use of the name by General Electric in interstate commerce on 21 December 1909. General Electric received trademark registration number 77,779 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on 3 May 1910. The first lamps marketed under the Mazda name had European-designed tantalum and nonductile tungsten filaments. However, General Electric soon switched to producing ductile tungsten filament lamps based on the work of Coolidge and Langmuir.

The advertised intent and purpose of the Mazda program is best set forth in the following statement published

Boris Major Impressionist Landscape



Boris Major is a highly listed artist.

BORIS MAJOR 1875-1951

Boris was a superb landscape painter and portraitist. When he came to this country he tried his hand at anything that would make him a living using paints. He was successful at a variety of media: he painted lamp shades, designed and painted pictorial silk scarves, originated textile patterns and made a comfortable living. Eventually, he became what is referred to as a "Buck-eye Painter". This meant that he worked on contract for a wholesale dealer who supplied paintings to department stores.

The dealer had a string of artists who produced artwork for him in different styles. Some were specialists in one style, some were versatile in many. Boris would get weekly orders for "a dozen Alps sunsets, done with the palette knife", or "ten Brittany sea-coast scenes", etc. His dealer gave him the canvasses, precut to size, and a clip-file of reference material. Boris was in the top echelon of the dealer's team of artists. He was paid $25 per painting which was a fabulous price in the 1920's. Most of the "Buck-eyes" got $5 to $10 per painting. Boris would do all ten in one week, each one different.

The dealer brought in a selection to a department store and they were hung in the furniture and decorating departments: English fox-hunting scenes, New England autumn landscapes, Moroccan bazaars and so on. They remained there for a month. Anything not sold, was removed and replaced by others. Those removed, became part of a package for the next store on the circuit. Eventually, everything was sold. Boris became a star in this enterprise. He finally spent all his days traveling with his wife, painting on location in various countries and sending back his paintings.

Mary K Shoup Indiana Fall Painting


Mary K Shoup Indiana Fall Painting Colorful, LISTED ARTIST

This 16 x 20" oil on artist's board measures 19.5" x 23.5" in its 1950s or 60s limed oak frame and is signed lower left Mary K Shoup. The work has great fall colors applied with vigour and depcts a wooded scene with water. It is dirty with stable paint and some very small & superficial scratches. $195 is a real low price on sale from $345.

Shock Machine


A beautiful vintage electro shock therapy device in a cherry case. Decorative clasp, nicely polished with very clean interior. Large dry cell battery with all connections intact. Made in the 1800's, possibly 1890 but unable to find record of it. This is a wonderful example for anyone collecting medical devices.

Absolutely fantastic early 1800's medical device used for Electro-Shock Therapy of patients with all kinds of problems. mental nerviest, sexula stymulator, mustle stymulator etc. All the parts are present and in working condition. All of the attachemets store under the top lid in the bottom of the case. I have taken a photo of the inside of the box so you can see what I mean. The original instructions are still pasted inside the lid and at the bottom inside of the oak case and the case still retains it's original locking lid. The walnut case measures 10" x 5.5" x 5.5" and has its original hand crank with real ivory handle. The sides/corners are protected with brass.
One of the most striking features of this quack type medical device is the absolutely stunning solid walnut case that it comes in. This item was purchased at an auction of old hospital equipment prior to imploding the hospital approximately 10 years ago. The auctioneer said they had found some unusual items in the basement of the hospital including an old fire alarm call box and this piece of equipment. The hospital was originally built in the 1880's and I would guess this device is from the late 1800's. As you can see in the photos it is in fantastic condition and is a great conversation piece. Most guests when they come into our home, notice it right away and when they find out what it is, they think it is so cool. Would be a super gift for a physicists, or Doctor or someone in the medical industry.

Antique Rug


Here for your consideration is a nice Oriental hand tied real antique rug. 52" wide x 14' long.

I have long forgot the pedigree of this rug but was expensive.

Bronze Coasters


Here is a set of four nice "signed " solid bronze E.T.HURLEY coasters with spider and spider web.They measure 3.5" in diameter and heavy.

Edward T. Hurley
(American, 1869-1950)
Cincinnati's Etcher Laureate
Treadway Galley is honored to present the most comprehensive collection of Hurley etchings ever offered. This one of-a-kind collection of beautifully rendered images comes to the Gallery through the artist's son and daughter and features etchings, pastels and drawings, many which have never before been offered. All of the etchings are in very good to excellent condition and highlight many of Cincinnati's premier landmarks from the early twentieth century.

Edward Timothy Hurley is famous on two fronts. First, his etchings, paintings and illustrations made him a major architectural and landscape artist, particularly those dealing with his native city of Cincinnati. Secondly, as the leading artist of Rookwood Pottery, his name is forever prominent in the annals of American art pottery. Hurley graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1887 and studied under Frank Duveneck at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, ca.1894-1898 where he became a skilled drypoint artist and etcher.

Hurley was employed as a decorator at Rookwood beginning in 1896, and translated his deep love of nature into landscapes on the vases and plaques produced at the Pottery. At the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, he was awarded the gold medal for originality in art workmanship. Hurley married fellow Rookwood decorator, Irene Bishop, in 1907.

Outside the Pottery, Hurley spent much of his time creating hundreds of etchings; highlighting scenic views of Cincinnati including downtown landmarks, the shoreline of the Ohio River, bustling outdoor markets, and the climbing rooftops of Mount Adams. In the prologue to one of his published collections of poetic etchings, Impressions of Cincinnati (1924), Russell Wilson proclaimed Hurley "the etcher laureate of Cincinnati."

A curious experimenter, Hurley was inventive with his print making processes and his materials. He created, patented, and sold "Hurley Crayons," an oil pastel stick that could be used directly on the plate and would prevent the acid from cutting through. Advertised in "International Studio" magazine, and supplied to local schools and art supply shops, the crayons were produced by the artist from 1916 to 1935. He also devised and sold the "Hurley" black etching ground, which required no smoking and resulted in a print with a glossy, ebony blank surface.

Stickley Bros Quaint Taboret


Here is a very nice STICKLEY BROS QUAINT taboret. Measures 12" x 12" top and 18" high. Quarter sawed oak with nice original patina. Notice the top wood connection and the brass Quaint tag. The tops on these nice old taborets usually have black stain rings from plant watering. This one does not. Also has the original steel caps on each leg. Perfect for lamps or plants.

Norman Rockwell Print


Here is a very nice original NORMAN ROCKWELL print, please allow me to stress, not a reprint or new, this is original old and in the correct old frame. Measures 22" x 15" overall, so the subject matter would be 2" smaller. The new Rockwell posters go for around $300 to $500, you can have this piece of original AMERICAN ART HISTORY for $165.


Born in New York City in 1894, Norman Rockwell always wanted to be an artist. At age 14, Rockwell enrolled in art classes at The New York School of Art (formerly The Chase School of Art). Two years later, in 1910, he left high school to study art at The National Academy of Design. He soon transferred to The Art Students League, where he studied with Thomas Fogarty and George Bridgman. Fogarty's instruction in illustration prepared Rockwell for his first commercial commissions. From Bridgman, Rockwell learned the technical skills on which he relied throughout his long career.

Rockwell found success early. He painted his first commission of four Christmas cards before his sixteenth birthday. While still in his teens, he was hired as art director of Boys' Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, and began a successful freelance career illustrating a variety of young people's publications.

At age 21, Rockwell's family moved to New Rochelle, New York, a community whose residents included such famous illustrators as J. C. and Frank Leyendecker and Howard Chandler Christy. There, Rockwell set up a studio with the cartoonist Clyde Forsythe and produced work for such magazines as Life, Literary Digest, and Country Gentleman. In 1916, the 22-year-old Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, the magazine considered by Rockwell to be the "greatest show window in America. " Over the next 47 years, another 321 Rockwell covers would appear on the cover of the Post. Also in 1916, Rockwell married Irene O'Connor; they divorced in 1930.

Wheat Pennies


Here is a set of wheat pennies, all 67 in the original container, untouched. I removed from the original frame to avoid flash glare. All complete. Does not get any better then this. Please make offer.

Antiques Frames

100 ea

Here is a group of nice old picture frames, sizes as shown. $100 each, will discount for all.

Pencil Drawings


Here for your pleasure are a pair of original pencil drawings and properly signed. Both measure 14" x 11" and are nicely done by a highly listed artist. They came from a home of a business executive whom has passed with documentation not recovered. I am told they were expensive when purchased. I would sell the pair for $550.

Deco Rug


here is a very nice and unusual rug. Measures as shown but termed 9 ' x 12'. Colors are well coordinated and strong. Design would be termed "DECO". This nice rug shows no wear and came from the estate of a top business executive in the exclusive Cherry Creek area of Denver. Will make a wonderful rug in an office or home and at low price.

Stickley Logo


Here for your consideration is a very unusual Arts and Crafts piece from Gustav Stickley a really outstanding wall hanger and teriffic conversation piece from that Arts and Crafts era nearly a century ago. The entire piece with quarter sawed oak frame measures 14. 5 " x 12", is very old with distressed glass. Free of any problems. Here is what is found in the publication about this piece.


Brass Mailbox


Offering this very nice old brass mailbox in the Arts & Crafts style with raised diamond- shaped detail & hinged slot.

We believe this to have the original black finish over the brass. You can see where the brass is showing through.

Measures 10" x 6-1/2" x 2-7/8".


The Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company survived the Great Depression, but after 88 years in business, it was sold in 1940 to the Charles Parker Company, also of Meriden. Famous for its Parker sporting shotgun, the company also made household items such as coffee mills, waffle irons, lamps, locks, and door knockers. Upon the acquisition of the Bradley and Hubbard factories, the Parker Company instituted its Bradley and Hubbard Division with the stated intent of carrying on production of some products of the former company such as bathroom accessories, lighting fixtures, architectural bronzes and brass work. Within a year and a half after the purchase, the United States entered into WWII and the Parker Company turned its attention to the war effort. As the war escalated, all metal production was diverted to war related goods, making it unlikely that much, if anything, from the Bradley and Hubbard line was produced, unless for military use. By 1950, all references to a Bradley and Hubbard Division of the Parker Company had been dropped from the company's literature.

Finally, in 1976, a spectacular blaze totally destroyed the long abandoned Bradley and Hubbard factory buildings. Any records of the old Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company that were still in the building at the time were either burned or lost in the rubble when the shell was afterwards demolished. >> >

Louis Hovey Sharp Oil Painting


Here is a oil on canvas by LOUIS HOVEY SHARP, Measures 30" x 26" and canvas 24" x 19 1/2". Pasadena Ca. Highly listed American Artist. Sharp's works fetch big money as exampled in the attached pic where a piece sold for $7, 500.

Hotel Bell


This is a Antique hotel bell. Has the exact peal sound of the one's we heard in the good old Clark Gable movies. Just push the lever and it strikes the bell once per push. Has threaded holes on the bottom to fasten to a counter. Is solid brass so, it is heavy. Measures 4. 5" x 5"
I actually bought this at sale for my Friend whom has a parent whom is very old. Needed a way to let others know they needed attention. That however, unfortunately did not work out, so I am wanting to move along.

Glass Grapes

50 ea

You are bidding on a lot of 10 larger purple glass grape clusters. You will notice in the photos that the items were made in "West Germany" so you know that these clusters date back to when Germany was split. Each cluster is 3 1/2"H x 2 1/2"W. Real high quality colored glass with shapes like real purple grapes and green leaves. Can be used to compliment all sorts of antiques. Some old lamp makers used them on the chain pulls for adornment.
Please be sure to know, not acrelic, or plastic or anything contempory. All real old antiques. Because, made in West Germany, dated them at least 65 years old. $50 per each bunch. Buy them all at a 15% discount.

Fraser Roosevelt Plaque


This is a bronzed Roosevelt plaque by and signed Fraser 1920. It measures 10" x 12 3/4". Very heavy solid bronze, Weighs over 8 lbs. & in nice condition. Has wire on back for hanging.

Having spent his childhood in the West, James Earle Fraser became one of the more famous American sculptors of cowboys, Indians, and horses. He also designed the Buffalo Nickel, which "has been called the first uniquely American coin. " (Reynolds, 189). From 1920 to 1925, he served on the National Arts Commission, and played a key role in promoting American subject matter in public art. In 1919, he received the Saltus Medal*, the most prestigious medallic art award.
Life and career

Fraser was born in Winona, Minnesota. His father, Thomas Fraser, was an engineer who worked for railroad companies as they expanded across the American West. Fraser was part of a group sent out to recover the remains of the 7th Cavalry Regiment following George Armstrong Custer's disastrous engagement with the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho forces at the Battle of the Little Bighorn just a few months before James Fraser's birth.

Fraser was exposed to the frontier life and Native Americans, who were being pushed ever further west or confined to Indian reservations. These early memories were expressed in many of his works from his earlier trials, such as the bust Indian Princess pictured below to his most famous projects, such as End of the Trail and the Indian Head (Buffalo) nickel.

Fraser began carving figures from pieces of limestone scavenged from a stone quarry close to his home near Mitchell, South Dakota in early life. After it became apparent to the family that he was serious about pursuing sculpture as a career Fraser began working as an assistant to sculptor Richard Bock and attending classes at the Art Institute of Chicago at age 14 (by that time Chicago). Fraser arrived at a time when he could participate in much artistic work associated with the World's Columbian Exposition. This World's Fair involved the production of massive amount of architectural sculptures.

In 1895 Bock helped his assistant gain admission to the ?cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where Fraser worked under well-known French sculptor Alexandre Falgui?re. It was while he was working and studying in Paris that Fraser came to the attention of Augustus Saint Gaudens when Fraser won a competition Saint Gaudens was judging. Saint Gaudens, who was always looking for capable assistants, engaged Fraser to assist him on his General Sherman Monument, which was eventually erected at the Fifth Avenue entrance to Central Park.

Having worked for Saint Gaudens for four years, Fraser left his master in 1902 and set up his own studio in New York, where he was to maintain a studio for over half a century. Shortly thereafter he began teaching at the Art Students League. Saint Gauden's effect on his work at this time was profound, and much of his early works were bas-relief portraits, frequently of people referred to him by the always over-booked Saint Gaudens. At that time Fraser also developed a reputation as a numismatist, creating his best-known and certainly his most circulated work?the Indian Head or "Buffalo" nickel?in 1913. This coin was discontinued after 1938, but has since been reprised in 2001 on a US commemorative coin, and more recently on a gold buffalo one ounce gold bullion coin. Almost as well known in its day, but largely overlooked now, was his Victory Medal produced in 1919 to commemorate the closing of the First World War. Over five million were struck at that time. In 1913 Fraser married a former student of his, Laura Gardin Fraser, who remained his partner for the rest of his life and was a highly respected sculptor in her own right.

Fraser was the designer of the Navy Cross.
Fraser's sculpture End of the Trail, for which Chief John Big Tree claims he was the model.

It was for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco in 1915 that Fraser produced his most recognized work, the doleful "End of the Trail. " While intended to be cast in bronze, material shortages due to the war prevented this. After the Exposition, the original plaster statue was moved to Mooney's Grove Park in Visalia, CA. Exposed to the elements, it slowly deteriorated until it was obtained by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1968 and restored. The restored statue is currently on display in the entryway of the Oklahoma City museum, and the original that sat in Visalia, CA, was replaced with a bronze replica.

The original bronze replica statue of the End of the Trail Statue is located in Shaler Park, in Waupun, Wisconsin. The statue was purchased by inventor and sculpture, Clarence Addison Shaler, and donated to the City of Waupun on June 23, 1929.

The End of the Trail Statue is being worn on the back of Chicago Blackhawk's Corey Crawford's helmet. Fraser was later to remark that he should have copyrighted the image and that many people, painters, print and calendar makers and even other sculptors, made more profit from this work than he did.

During the early years of the 20th century his style also changed from the impressionistic realism that he had inherited from Saint Gaudens to a more modern style, with smoother lines, less complicated silhouettes and less detailed surfaces. However, although Fraser had several pieces in the Armory Show of 1913 and despite the fact that he was considered among the ranks of sculpture's "modernists" at the time, he quickly fell out of step with the artists who continued working towards an increasingly abstract style. Following the end of the First World War Fraser's attention turned to larger works, public monuments and architectural sculpture.

He was one of a dozen sculptors invited to compete in the Pioneer Woman statue competition in 1927, which he failed to win.

Although by the 1930s Fraser's style of realism was no longer in vogue and architectural sculpture was no longer called for, he nonetheless stayed in demand. His last major installation, two large groups, "The Peaceful Arts" for the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington D. C. had in fact been sculpted years before but had seen their installation delayed because of the Second World War.

Muralist Barry Faulkner, a friend of Fraser's from their days in Paris together described Fraser like this: "His character was like a good piece of Scotch tweed, handsome, durable and warm. " [see Wilkonson, References] His papers are held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Elephant Wall Hooks

30 ea

If you like Elephants, this is for you. Heavy cast iron. Very nice detail and strong, can hold a lot of weight. Look like antiques, must be more contemporary. Have a set of 4 at $30 each.

Unique design and functional as the elephant's trunk can be utilized as a hook
Crafted in cast iron
Finished in a rust color
Could be used just as wall decor
Features 2 holes for hanging
Measures 4. 75"H x 5"L x 3"D

Weller Dickensware Umbrella Stand


Here for your consideration is an excellent WELLER DICKENSWARE umbrella stand. properly signed and numbered #25. Has the namesake leaves, grapes and vines on a deep chocolate glazed background. Notice how this beautiful piece flares gently outward at the top. This wonderful piece is free of any chips, cracks or repairs of any sort. Measures 10" diameter and is 21" tall. An early and a true piece of powerful American pottery are history. Is aesthetically beautiful and functional. Reduced from $750 to $595 for quick sale, a real bargain and good investment. Canes not included.

Charles B. Upjohn became Weller's head designer in 1895. His greatest accomplishment at Weller was the magnificent Dickensware II line (1900), which used a technique called sgraffito (Italian for scratched). Upjohn drew paper templates based on illustrations from the novels of Charles Dickens. These were used to outline and color the scene on the unfired ware. The lines were then incised with a metal tool, leaving a relief effect on the finished piece

Weller and Company

Samuel A. Weller was born in 1851, the seventh child of an Ohio farming family. He started a one-man pottery in a log cabin in Fultenham, Ohio in 1872, initially handling all aspects of production from digging and mixing the clay, throwing the pots, firing them, and transporting them to nearby Zanesville where he sold them. (See All About Weller, A History and Collector's Guide to Weller Pottery, by Ann Gilbert McDonald, 1989. )

Weller's early utilitarian ware included flower pots, crocks, cookware, and cuspidors. In 1888 he moved production from Fultenham to Zanesville, building his first factory there two years later. Weller began to make art pottery in 1895. By 1905, his plant employed over 500 people and shipped an astonishing three railroad cars of pottery per day! In 10 years, Weller had become the largest maker of art pottery in the world.

Weller's initial success was due to his partnership with William Long, who had formed the Lonhuda Pottery with investors W. H. Hunter and Alfred Day in 1890. ("Lonhuda" combines the first letters of the partners' last names. )

In 1892, Laura A. Fry, an important and innovative American potter who had pioneered the use of the atomizer at Rookwood, joined Lonhuda where she and Long developed Lonhuda Ware, a line featuring hand-decorated florals and portraits against a shaded brownish or greenish backgound. The ware was the first successful imitation of Rookwood's pioneering Standard Ware.

Sam Weller noticed Lonhuda Ware at the 1893 Chicago Exposition, and acquired an interest in Long's company. Long relocated to Weller's plant, and began to produce Lonhuda Faience there in 1895. A year later, having learned the Lonhuda process, Weller reduced Long's role, possibly forcing him out of the company. Weller renamed the ware Louwelsa after his new-born daughter Louise and himself. Louwelsa was Weller's first art pottery line, and the foundation of his pottery empire. The mass production of Louwelsa in Zanesville established art pottery as an important commercial venture in the United States. (See Art Pottery of the Midwest, by Marion John Nelson, 1988. )

Weller introduced the Eocean line in 1898. It differed from Louwelsa by using shades of gray or cream as background for the decoration. Weller later simplified these two lines with his Floretta (1904) and Etna (1906) lines. Both of these used embossed florals in the mold, which removed the artistry from the decorator's hand, and allowed less skilled decorators to produce many more pieces a day.

Charles B. Upjohn became Weller's head designer in 1895. His greatest accomplishment at Weller was the magnificent Dickensware II line (1900), which used a technique called sgraffito (Italian for scratched). Upjohn drew paper templates based on illustrations from the novels of Charles Dickens. These were used to outline and color the scene on the unfired ware. The lines were then incised with a metal tool, leaving a relief effect on the finished piece.

After Upjohn's departure in 1904, Karl Kappes added to the non-Dickens designs for Dickensware II including neo-classical dancers, Native Americans, golfers, monks, and others. The sgraffito technique was also used on simpler, yet elegant lines such as Etched Matt and Hunter (both ca. 1904-1905). However, even these simplified lines were expensive to produce, and Weller turned to a embossed lines such as Burntwood (1908) and Roma (1912) that replicated the sgraffito-look at a lower cost. (See Art Pottery of the Midwest, by Marion John Nelson, 1988. ) Developed by Rudolph Lorber, Burntwood, Claywood, Roma, and other variations must have been produced in huge quantities as evidenced by their ready availability, and the substantial mold wear of many examples. These lines were probably among the first mass produced American art pottery products imitated by the Japanese for export to the USA. Click here to see examples from the show.

Clement Massier, a French maker of majolica ware, had developed Reflets Metalliques, an iridescent, metallic glaze by 1889. Vases were decorated with Art Nouveau motifs in iridescent shades of purple, silver, and green. Jacques Sicard, one of Massier's decorators, was hired by Weller early in 1902 to reproduce the Reflets Metalliques process. It evidently was difficult for Sicard to recreate Massier's work because the Zanesville version, which Weller called Sicardo or Sicard, did not appear until the fall of 1903.

Weller had two of his artists, Frank Ferrell and Levi Burgess, volunteer to "assist" Sicard with his work, but after hearing about Long's experience, Sicard declined and insisted on working in a sealed room with only his French assistant Henri Gellie present. Ferrell and Burgess reportedly failed in a subsequent attempt to drill a hole in Sicard's wall in order to spy on him.

Sicardo evidently remained difficult to make. Only about 30% of the fired pieces were marketable, and extensive hand work was required to finish them. Weller had to charge a premium price, and the ware sold slowly. Sicard returned to France in 1907, but unsold backlog Sicardo continued to appear for sale until 1917 at a discounted price.

Frederick Hurton Rhead was born in Great Britain, the son of a potting family. He came to America around 1902, where he worked with countryman Willian P. Jervis at the Avon Faience Company at Tiltonville, Ohio. There both men used the slip trail technique to create scenic vases, an advance from the stylized geometric decoration found on Weller Turada, an earlier slip trail line.

Rhead worked for Weller for only a short period (1903-1904) before becoming the art director at the Roseville Pottery in 1904, when he created the Della Robbia line. At Weller, he used tube lining to develop the Jap Birdimal and Weller Rhead Faience lines. Both lines reflected his work in England and with Jervis at Avon. Dickensware III, a Weller line that used embossing to simplify the decorator's task and allow mass production has also been attributed to Rhead.

Rhead, who died in 1942 at age 61, was one of America's most important art potters. He established or was employed by several potteries after leaving Weller. Although he is best known for his development of Fiesta dinnerware at Homer Laughlin, his real impact was through his creation of Della Robbia, Roseville's greatest art pottery line, and his many articles and designs.

Rudolph Lorber, an Austrian native, joined Weller in 1905 after working as a modeler at the Vance Faience Company in Tiltonville, Ohio. He created many of Weller's embossed lines until he retired in 1940. His importance to Weller cannot be overstated; his embossed lines and modeled figurines were usually beautifully executed, and great sellers.

Around 1915, Lorber began to create a series of embossed naturalistic lines which included Brighton, Muskota, Woodcraft, Forest, Baldin, Flemish, Glendale and others, ending with Coppertone in 1929. Lorber also developed Ivory (1910), Zona (1911), and the 1927 Art Deco lines Hobart and Lavonia. Lorber's assistant and pupil, Zanesville native Dorothy England Laughead developed the Silvertone and Chase lines in the late 1920s, and she and Lorber both worked on the Garden Animals, large figurals for outdoor use.

Most Zanesville firms discontinued their expensive hand-painted lines around WWI, but Weller modernized his ware and created Weller Hudson (1917), one of the firm's greatest lines, and certainly one that is prized by today's collectors. Hudson featured hand-painted florals on a shaded, matt background of blue and cream. Scenic and portrait vases were also occasionally done, and other background colors used on related lines such as Hudson Perfecto and Rochelle. Most Hudson vases are artist signed, unlike the related but simpler Blue and Decorated and White and Decorated lines.

The Weller Pottery is noteworthy for continuing its production of hand-painted ware well beyond other Zanesville firms, but the Depression hurt the sale of art pottery in the USA, and Weller turned its talented decorators to simpler, more standardized designs to increase production. Bonito (1932) used many forms, but its hand-painted decoration tends to be similar from pot to pot. The 1934 hand-painted Art Deco lines Geode, Stellar, Cretone and Raceme used simple but striking decorations, and are very popular today. These lines were the Weller Pottery's last free-hand decorated ware.

Sam Weller died in 1925, but his company, buoyed by Hudson, the embossed ware, the figurals of Rudolph Lorber and Dorothy England Laughead, and by talented Zanesville artists including Mae and Sarah Timberlake, Hester Pillsbury, Claude Lefler, Sarah McLaughlin, Ruth Axline and others, flourished through the 1920s and 1930s. But the company could not adapt to changing times, and Sam Weller's Pottery closed in 1948, some 75 years after his log cabin start at Fultenham.

Weller Pottery


Here is a nice piece of WELLER pottery in the LOUWELSA style. Measures 8" high by 5" at the widest point. Excellent and free of any cracks or problems or any sort of problem.

Weller Pottery - In the Beginning

Founded in 1872 by Samuel Weller, Weller Pottery opened its doors in Fultonham, Ohio where high quality clay for pottery production was plentiful. Similarly to Roseville, the company began making utility wares like jars and jugs. The company moved its operation to Zanesville, Ohio in 1889 and eventually added decorative art pottery lines to its inventory to compete with other potters such as Weller's Many Pottery Lines

Weller acquired Lonhuda Pottery in 1894, which lead to the company's well-known Louwelsa line produced from 1886 through the early 1920s. A number of other lines popular with today's collectors stemmed from the creativity of the many art directors Weller employed through the years.

For instance, Dickens Ware, paying homage to the characters of Charles Dickens, was designed by Charles Upjohn who worked for Weller from 1895-1904. From 1902 to 1907, Jacques Sicard nurtured the impressive Sicard line while serving the company. Later, art director John Lessell spearheaded the iridescent LaSa line in the 1920s.

Other popular hand-decorated patterns such as Art Nouveau, Aurelian, Eocean and Etna were also in production early in the company's art pottery history, around the turn of the 20th century.

Tobey Table


Here is a super rare TOBEY table. Was made by Gustav Stickley for Charles Tobey. This black "early Gus finish " table measures 29. 5" in Diameter and stands 28" high. Is fully signed by the TOBEY furniture co. and caries the Gus Stickley joiners stamp.
This article is on page 66 of the FURNITURE OF THE AMERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT BOOK. Reads as follows
"Possibly the first Stickley work to be marked was the furniture he made for the Tobey Furniture Company in 1900. Tobey labeled their New Furniture with this round device. Stickley apparently first used the joiner's compass shopmark in early 1902. It appeared that year in slightly varying forms.
This really is a rarity. Most folks, like me did not know that Gus Stickley actually built furnituer for Charles Tobey. Here it is, fully signed and numbered in chalk #851
Notice the thru tenons and pegs. This table is 110 years old and in original finish and as solid as ie was in 1900.
Arts and Crafts enthusiasts will not want to miss this chance to discover some of the lesser known details of the company that would become Chicago's foremost retailer of Arts and Crafts furniture. The Tobey Furniture Company, which briefly marketed Gustav Stickley's moderately priced "New Furniture" collection for a few months in 1900, was in business for ninety-eight years, from 1856 to 1954, and was one of the foremost contributors to the Arts and Crafts style. They sold not only Gustav Stickley's "New Furniture", but also mission furniture manufactured for Tobey by Leopold and John George Stickley and Arts and Crafts furniture that it made in its own workshop. The Tobey brothers, Charles and Frank, were leaders in the Chicago business community and in the national furniture industry

Tobey Furniture Company was founded in CHICAGO In 1856 by Charles
Tobey who targeted the middle class making the company Chicago`s foremost
retailer of Arts & Crafts, well known for their sturdy hand made Arts and
Crafts furniture of high quality.

Bishop Cabinet


Here is another of the very rare pieces of Arts and Crafts furniture from my personal collection, in my attempt to scale down.
This is the BISHOP FURNITURE CO. Grand Rapids Mich. with sales offices at 1829 N. CAPITOL AVE WASHINGTON DC. Properly identified and documented from the BISHOP Catalog, number #4248
Measures 28" high x 22" square. Inside compartment is 17 " x 15" x 14". Has the round pillow feet. The really cool thing would be the external wood hinges and the locking / latch mechanism, all correct as shown in the book. Made of fumed quarter sawed oak and with "FINISHED IN WEATHERED ANTERP, FUMED OR GOLDEN". Retains it's original patina and finish. Please notice the wide flakes in the old stand oak. Super rare and very collectable.

Bishop Furniture Co. , Grand Rapids (1901-1906)

Pedestal Support


Here is a nice and very old pedestal support for lamps, statuary or plants. Is tall wide and heavy, made of hardwood. Excellent condition. Was estimated with a value of $1, 200 to $1, 500. I would sell for $850.

Gustav Stickley Lamp / Plant Table


Here is a nice GUSTAV STICKLEY lamp / plant table #601, and properly signed as shown. Measures 16" high x 14" diameter. Is shown and identified in the book GUSTAV STICKLEY after 1909 on page #57.
The shape of the stretchers make this a popular table, commonly selling for $900. All the wood and hardware are original and in good condition. The finish has been freshened. The Tiffany lamp on top is display only, however is also for sale.

Gustav Stickley was born March 9, 1858 in Osceola, Wisconsin and
died April 21, 1942 in Syracuse, New York.
First trained as a stone mason, Stickley preferred to work in wood and
dreamed of building fine tables and chairs. He learned furniture making at his
uncle's chair factory in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Traveling to Europe in 1896,
he met notable Arts and Crafts designers. The following year he returned to the
United States and founded the United Crafts of Eastwood, New York. In 1904, he
founded the Craftsman Workshops. The furniture he designed and made was mostly
of native American oak. It was of a sturdy-plain design in contrast to the
highly decorated late Victorian pieces. Joinery was exposed and upholstery was
carried out in canvas and leather (natural materials). It became known as
Mission Style. Stickley's designs were exhibited at the prestigious Grand Rapids
and Pan American furniture expositions.

H. Bedigie Tile


Here for your consideration is a ceramic tile made from one of HENRY BEDIGIE'S most famous oil paintings.
The 1st 2 pictures are of the oil painting.
The remainder of the pix are of the HENRY BEDIGIE tile that I am selling. Measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" with over 5. 5" square. Has a hanging bale.

Henry Bedigie was an artist for the HANDEL lamp co. with many of the HANDEL shades signed by HENRY BEDIGIE. He also was a listed and renowned artist in his own right.

Russian Copper Plaque


Vintage Russian Copper Plaque Movie AGHTAMAR Souvenir ---- approximately 6.5" X 11.5", pressed copper plaque depicting a woman holding a flame -- Tamar lights a fire laminating the way to her beloved, souvenir of the film Aghtamar released in 1969, still retains its paper labels on back describing the movie in 3 languages & a manufacturers? label in Russian.

Bob Gibson Card


BOB GIBSON 1959 ROOKIE BASEBALL CARD. Very good corners, clean card, strong colors.

Pack Robert Gibson
Born: November 9, 1935, Omaha, Nebraska
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Played For: St. Louis Cardinals (1959-1975)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1981

Over 17 seasons with the Cardinals, Bob Gibson won 20 games five times and established himself as the very definition of intimidation, competitiveness and dignity. One of the best athletes to ever play the game, the ex-Harlem Globetrotter posted a 1. 12 ERA in 1968, the lowest figure since 1914, and was named the National League Cy Young Award winner and Most Valuable Player. Known as a premier big-game pitcher, Gibson posted World Series records of seven consecutive wins and 17 strikeouts in a game, and was named World Series MVP in 1964 and '67.

Did You Know:
that Bob Gibson was a star basketball player at Creighton University and that he played with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1957-58?

"He's the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs. "
- Tim McCarver

Czechoslovakian Glass Fruit And Berry Lamp Shade


We are offering a signed Czechoslovakian Glass Fruit and Berry Lamp Shade. Shade has wonderful detail and coloring of assorted shapes and sizes of fruit. Shade opening on underside measures 7 3/4" by 4 5/8". A couple of hard to see chiggers on the glass fruit mentioned only for accuracy.

Czech Republic, Bohemian glass

Launch year 13th century

Bohemian glass, or Bohemia crystal, is a decorative glass produced in regions of Bohemia and Silesia, now in the current state of the Czech Republic, since the 13th century. Oldest archaeology excavations of glass-making sites date to around 1250 and are located in the Lusatian Mountains of Northern Bohemia. Most notable sites of glass-making throughout the ages are Skalice (German: Langenau), Kamenicky Senov (German: Steinschonau) and Novy Bor (German: Haida). Both Novy Bor and Kamenicky Senov have their own Glass Museums with many items dating since around 1600. It was especially outstanding in its manufacture of glass in high Baroque style from 1685 to 1750. In the 17th century, Caspar Lehmann, gem cutter to Emperor Rudolf II in Prague, adapted to glass the technique of gem engraving with copper and bronze wheels.

Bohemia was a part of the Austro/Hungarian Empire now part of the Czech Republic, and was famous for its beautiful and colourful glass. The history of Bohemian glass started with the abundant natural resources found in the countryside. Bohemian glass-workers discovered potash combined with chalk created a clear colourless glass that was more stable than glass from Italy. It was at that time when the term Bohemian crystal emerged for the first time in history to distinguish its qualities from the glass coming from other places. As opposed to usual perception this was non-lead. This Czech glass could be cut with a wheel. In addition, resources such as wood for firing the kilns and for burning down to ashes were used to create potash. There were also copious amounts of limestone and silica.

Bohemia turned out expert craftsmen who artfully worked with crystal. Bohemian crystal became famous for its excellent cut and engraving. They became skilled teachers of glass-making in neighbouring and distant countries. By the middle of the 19th century, a technical glass-making school system was created that encouraged traditional and innovative techniques as well as technical preparation.

In the second half of the 19th century, Bohemia looked to the export trade and mass-produced coloured glass for shipment all over the world. Pairs of vases were produced either in a single colour of opaque glass or in two-colour cased glass. These were decorated in thickly enamelled flower subjects that were painted with great speed. Others were decorated with coloured lithographic prints copying famous paintings. These glass objects were made in huge quantities in large factories and were available by mail order throughout Europe and America. They were not fine art but provided inexpensive decorative objects to brighten up ordinary homes reverse glass painting was also a specialty of the Czechs. The image is carefully painted by hand on the back of a pane of glass, using a variety of techniques and materials, after which the painting is mounted in a bevelled wooden frame.

Glass artisanship remained at a high level even under the Communists because it was considered ideologically innocuous. However, although craftsmen retained their talent, not all the glass-makers still possess a sense of how to make designs new and exciting, and these are still very successful exporting to markets abroad, while others are passing out of general knowledge In the modern 21st century

Among the items for which the Czech nation is still well known is the production of "druk" beads. Druks are small (3mm-18mm) round glass beads with small threading holes produced in a wide variety of colors and finishes and used mainly as spacers among beaded jewellery makers.

Heintz Stamp Holder


Heintz Stamp Holder - marked on the bottom 1098 - measures approx. 3" X 1 1/2" Very good condition and very nice original patina.

In 1903, Otto L. Heintz left his Buffalo family business - the Heintz Brothers jewelry shop - and bought the local Arts & Crafts Company. He changed the name to Art Crafts Shop in 1905 and, finally, to the Heintz Art Metal Shop in 1906. The shop quickly grew in popularity for its distinctive designs. The business would be short lived however, and after the death of Otto Heintz in 1918, the company closed for good following the stock market crash in 1929.

- Opened the Art Crafts Shop.
- Made copper items with enamel decoration.
- Renamed Heintz Art Metal Shop.
- Switched to bronze with sterling silver overlay and chemical patinas.
- Bowls, vases, candlesticks, etc. & jewelry.
- Otto Heintz Died.
- Fred Smith, employee opened his own shop, Smith Metal Arts Co.
- Closed.

Cigar Box #4088


Heintz Art Metal Shop Sterling Silver on Bronze cigar box #4088. Beautiful sterling silver design borders around the top, front, back and all sides. Very heavy weighing just under 4 pounds (3lb 15oz) and measures 10" long x 6" wide and 3" tall.
In excellent condition with no dents or major defects. It is missing it's original cedar lining and does look like it needs cleaning but I am leaving that to the buyer to clean as they wish. There doesn't appear to be any corrosion to the box but there are some spots on the top. They may come off with cleaning but again, I did not attempt so I can't be sure. Hinge seems to work fine. Please see photos for condition and feel free to ask any questions regarding this item.



Pewter Bowl


Here is a nice pewter bolstered bowl. Is really cool. Measures 8" dia and 6" high. is signed REED AND BARTON and numbered #5875.

Walking Canes (group One)


After 40 years of collecting nice old walking canes, I am selling them off at a real bargain. This 1st group has 14 canes. I have taken good pictures. I would want to sell in groups I would sell for $90 each or $1, 260.
Please know, this is a bargain price.

Walking Canes (group Two)


This is group #2 of my walking cane collection that I am selling There are 15 nice walking canes here. As can be seen, 1 is from the 1939 new York Worlds fair another in the group is a cane from the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair. Others carved in bone, some silver and one super rare sharks spine.

I would like to sell as a group at the bargain price of $150 each or $2250.

Walking Canes (group Three)


Here for your consideration is Group #3, 21 walking canes from my collection. Some silver, carved bone, $165 each or $3465

Walking Canes (group Four)


Here is group #4 from my collection of walking canes. 8 nice canes, ivory, gold, cactus and folk art $150 each or $1, 200 for the lot.

Walking Canes (group Five)


Here is group #5 is inclusive of 16 special walking canes. Silver, carved bone, folk art and one is very unusual, horse penis. $95 each, sold as a lot for $1520.

Walking Canes (group Six)


Here is the final lot #6 which is for 16 various walking canes, umbrellas. The whole lot for $125, does not include the cane container which will be posted here on my web.

Umbrella Stand


Here is a nice cane holder by LAKESIDE CRAFTERS, SHEBOYGAN. Nice old original finish. Quarter sawed white oak. Has the LAKESIDE signature. measures 26" high x 11" and has the original copper dish. This umbrella / cane stand is shown on page 79 of the Lakeside Crafters book 1912 and known as model U1.

Lifetime Umbrella Stand


Here is a nicely carved LIFETIME cane holder / umbrella stand. Is properly signed LIFETIME #425 Grand Rapids Michigan Measures 22" x 14" and very nice with original finish. is elaborately hand carved.

Maker: Lifetime Furniture (Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Company)
Year: Formed 1911
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Lifetime Furniture (Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co. ), Hastings and Grand Rapids, MI. Formed 1911 by A. A. Barber by merger of G. R. Bookcase Co. and Barber Brothers Chair Co. , both of which had produced A&C furniture since 1903. Called new line "Lifetime Furniture. " Produced various styles, including Cloister (1911), Jacobean (1913) and Puritan (1917). Shopmark appears as paper label, decal or brand. Manufactured a high quality A&C line, often with Stickley influence, but featuring unique design details. By 1920s had discontinued A&C for popular European revival style.

Mcclelland Barclay Bookends


Here is a pair of McClelland Barclay bookends. Heavy and properly signed by this highly respected and listed artist. The bookends mwasure 5" x 4". One has cleanly snapped off the top pond Lilly so needs repair. Please see the frogs and lilies. Nicely done.

McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was an American painter of pin-up art. Born in St. Louis in 1891, Barclay studied first at the Art Institute of Chicago, then later at the Art Students League in New York City, where he studied under George Bridgman and Thomas Fogarty (artist). By the age of 21, Barclay's work had been published in The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, andCosmopolitan.

During World War I he was awarded a prize by the Committee on National Preparedness in 1917 for his poster "Fill the Breach. " The next year, he designed naval camouflage under the direction ofWilliam Mackay, Chief of the New York District Emergency Fleet Corporation. [1]
McClelland Barclay painting a portrait of Husband E. Kimmel

During the 1920s and 1930s, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals including Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. He began painting movie poster art for Hollywood studios during the 1930s as well, and was considered a superstar in the film industry.

In 1930, the General Motors selected McClelland Barclay's 'Fisher Body Girl' for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as 'The Gibson Girl' and 'The Christy Girl'. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published with her languid body plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also illustrated advertisements for the A & P, Eaton Paper Company, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, amongst others. His fashionable women forGeneral Motors' "Body by Fisher" advertising campaign made his work recognizable to virtually every magazine reader in the United States. He also illustrated advertisements for Whitman's Chocolates, Texaco, and Camel and Chesterfield brand cigarettes.

Barclay did not limit himself to painting. In the late 1930s, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and fabricate utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, lamps, and other articles for home and office use. These products were fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars.

In June 1938, he was appointed Assistant Naval Constructor with the US Naval Reserve. In mid-1940, Barclay prepared experimental camouflage designs for Navy combat aircraft, but evaluation tests revealed that pattern camouflage was of little use for aircraft. Within weeks of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Barclay completed the first of many recruiting posters for the Navy.
Navy Relief show poster by McClelland Barclay (1943).

Appointed a Lt. Commander, Barclay worked on further camouflage assignments until July 18, 1943 when he was reported missing after the U. S. S. LST 342 he was aboard was torpedoed in theSolomon Islands.

Lakeside Table


Here is a very nice and original LAKESIDE Table. Found on page #51 of the LAKESIDE CRAFT SHOPS book by Peter Copeland. Measures 16" x 16" top and 21" and is model # H9
Has the original signature decal and nice original.


The Lakeside Crafts Shops (LCS) out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin produced an incredible array of furniture and novelties that many of us are just beginning to appreciate. In fact, until a reprint of the 1912 LCS catalogue with brief history by Peter Copeland was published by Turn of the Century Editions/Parchment Press in December 2006, we knew very little about this company. We'll save the details for the book itself, but here are a few of the more salient points.

It turns out that this little company likely produced quite a volume of Arts and Crafts items between approximately 1911 and 1916. I say approximately, because LCS was associated with the Wisconsin Chair Company (a huge concern in the U. S. at the time and by 1898 it was the world's largest manufacturer of floor rockers) and first went by the name The Woodcraft Guild. Apparently the same pieces could have been produced by all three companies. Identical pieces have been found with the Woodcraft Guild mark and the LCS mark. After 1916, when the Arts and Crafts 'craze' was dying down in earnest, the company produced Bluebird cedar chests (and some other novelties) and phonograph cabinets. Re the latter, turns out Fred Dennett was pals with Edison. The LCS went out of business in the 1930's, but the original building remains in Sheboygan - with a woodworking company still in residence! Incidentally, Sheboygan was considered the chair capital of the U. S. yet, as mentioned, LCS did not have one chair desig

Lakeside Book Shelf


Here is a very nice LAKESIDE book shelf. 3 shelves, nice verticals, original finish. Properly signed as shown. Measures 30" high x 28" wide x 12" deep. Sturdy and nice quarter sawed oak.


The Lakeside Crafts Shops (LCS) out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin produced an incredible array of furniture and novelties that many of us are just beginning to appreciate. In fact, until a reprint of the 1912 LCS catalogue with brief history by Peter Copeland was published by Turn of the Century Editions/Parchment Press in December 2006, we knew very little about this company. We'll save the details for the book itself, but here are a few of the more salient points.

It turns out that this little company likely produced quite a volume of Arts and Crafts items between approximately 1911 and 1916. I say approximately, because LCS was associated with the Wisconsin Chair Company (a huge concern in the U. S. at the time and by 1898 it was the world's largest manufacturer of floor rockers) and first went by the name The Woodcraft Guild. Apparently the same pieces could have been produced by all three companies. Identical pieces have been found with the Woodcraft Guild mark and the LCS mark. After 1916, when the Arts and Crafts 'craze' was dying down in earnest, the company produced Bluebird cedar chests (and some other novelties) and phonograph cabinets. Re the latter, turns out Fred Dennett was pals with Edison. The LCS went out of business in the 1930's, but the original building remains in Sheboygan - with a woodworking company still in residence! Incidentally, Sheboygan was considered the chair capital of the U. S. yet, as mentioned, LCS did not have one chair design.

Plant Stand


Here is a nice lamp / plant stand. Nice carved oak Measures 35" high x 14".

Plant Stand


Nice arts and crafts lamp / plant stand. Nice finish, old stand oak.

Footed Pedestal


Here is a nice footed lamp/plant pedestal. Not perfect but nice and serviceable 36" high x 16" wide. Selling low.

Weller Dickins Ware Vase


Here is a nice and rare WELLER DICKINS WARE vase. Properly signed and artist signed MS Big piece measuring A whopping 15" high x 7". This great piece speaks for itself. Free of cracks or repairs. There is a very small place on the outside of the top lip which has a finish rubbing. Value of this piece is $1500 to $2, 000 Selling Very low price of $995.

Weller Pottery was founded by Samuel Weller in Fultonham, Ohio, United States in 1872. The original business consisted of a small cabin and one kiln and initial products produced by Weller included flower pots, crocks, bowls, and vases.

In 1882, Weller moved the pottery to Zanesville, Ohio, United States. In 1893, William Long became partners with Weller and moved his Lonhuda Faience Company to Zanesville. Long's partnership with Weller dissolved in less than one year.

Weller continued to produce Lonhuda pottery but changed its name to Weller Louwelsa. The Louwelsa name originated from the first three letters "Lou" of his daughter's name, Louise, and "Wel" from his last name. The "SA" was reportedly taken from his initials.

Weller Pottery began production in 1872. Weller was founded by Samuel Weller. In 1895, Weller pottery purchased Lonhuda Pottery. With the addition of Lonhuda, Weller began production of Louwelsa. Louwelsa would become one of Weller's most popular lines and ultimately included over 500 different shapes of vases and bowls.

In 1895, Charles Upjohn joined Weller pottery as art director. Upjohn's most recognized line is Dickens Ware. Upjohn ultimately left Weller Pottery in 1904. In 1902 Weller hired Jacques Sicard. Sicard developed the Sicard line; which continues to be one of Weller's most sought-after patterns to this date. Weller Sicard production ended in 1907.

By 1906 many of the more popular, hand-decorated Weller pottery patterns such as Aurelian, Eocean, Etna, Modeled Matte, Art Nouveau were already in production. By the early 1920s, many of the prestigious hand-decorated lines of Weller pottery were discontinued as production shifted to higher production commercial art pottery.

However, even into the l920s Weller was still introducing several significant lines including LaSa and Hudson. The LaSa line was introduced by John Lessell who became art director for Weller pottery in 1920. The Weller Hudson line was developed in the late teens to early 20s and to this day remains among the highest quality, hand decorated pottery ever produced. Other popular Weller patterns from the 1920s include, Blue Drapery, Louella, Glendale, Knifewood, and Warwick.

Weller pottery continued to produce high quality pottery into the 1930s including such lines as Sabrinian, Chase, Bonito, Geode, Raceme and Stellar. By 1935, Weller pottery abandoned hand decoration and produced only molded pottery. In early 1948 Weller pottery ceased production.

Stickley Bros Quaint Stand


Here is a really outstanding STICKLEY BROS QUAINT lamp / plant stand. Is properly signed and numbered #135, Measures 34" high x 14" square top. Original finish, the top surface has been refreshed. Has the splayed legs and spline connected top oak. A nice piece one can be proud of.

Gustav Stickley was born March 9, 1858 in Osceola, Wisconsin and
died April 21, 1942 in Syracuse, New York.
First trained as a stone mason, Stickley preferred to work in wood and
dreamed of building fine tables and chairs. He learned furniture making at his
uncle's chair factory in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Traveling to Europe in 1896,
he met notable Arts and Crafts designers. The following year he returned to the
United States and founded the United Crafts of Eastwood, New York. In 1904, he
founded the Craftsman Workshops. The furniture he designed and made was mostly
of native American oak. It was of a sturdy-plain design in contrast to the
highly decorated late Victorian pieces. Joinery was exposed and upholstery was
carried out in canvas and leather (natural materials). It became known as
Mission Style. Stickley's designs were exhibited at the prestigious Grand Rapids
and Pan American furniture expositions.

Wood Columns


Here are a pair of nice wood columns. measure 5'6" high and 8" at the foot and 6" diameter that tapers gracefully as they ascend. Can be used around a fireplace mantle or for lamps / plants. Looks like some sort of hardwood construction. Old $150 for the pair.

Sheffers Water Color


Here is a beautiful landscape water color by PETER WHINTHROP SHEFFERS. 1894- 1949, PEORIA, ILLS.
SHEFFERS is a highly listed PEORIA IL. artist All details are enclosed. His works have sold for the $2500 range. This beautiful piece by SHEFFERS is the best he has done. Nice size in it's original frame measures 21" x 25" with actual subject matter size of 18" x 22". Will sell this nice piece for a very low price of $850, super investment that will bring beauty to your home, every day.

Deco Dancer


Here is a nice solid bronze deco dancer. Very nicely done with great detail
to this semi nude beautiful young girl with starfish, very cute face.
Measures 21" high x 4. 5" wide. Not signed, Old but true age not known by me.
Makes a very nice accent/ display piece, also a good conversation piece.
Likely a very good copy of one of the masters. Selling low at $275

Shoe Rack


Here is a very nice arts and crafts / mission style shoe rack /table. Will hole over a dozen pairs of shoes. Measures 33" high x 12" deep x 34" wide. Is made of solid walnut and has 2 racks for shoes and a drawer. Good condition and circa WW1.

Arts And Crafts Easel


Here is a nice arts and crafts easel made of oak. Stands 46" high and 20"
spread at the foot. Excellent original antique condition.

Larkin Stand


Here is a very nice, RARE and properly signed LARKIN stand. Is 30" high x 12" x 12" heavy and sturdy. Made of quarter sawed white oak and retains its original finish and patina.

A Brief History of the Larkin Company

From a cake of laundry soap would come a revolutionary marketing strategy and an industrial titan that would eventually produce perfumes, spices, coffee, peanut butter, paints, furniture and china!
Origins of the "Larkin Idea"

John D. Larkin began a modest soap factory in Buffalo, New York, in 1875 and marketed two products: Sweet Home Soap, a yellow laundry soap, and Cr?me Oatmeal, a toilet soap. It was sold to customers through the usual methods of middlemen and wholesalers. Soon, however, the company began experimenting with a new marketing campaign that would eventually produce "The Larkin Idea. "

In 1881, the company initiated door-to-door sales to private residences to complement its mail solicitation to storekeepers. To establish brand identity, Elbert Hubbard, John D. Larkin's brother-in-law, inserted a color picture with the company's logo into every box of soap. Hubbard's tactic of offering a gift directly to customers was a new approach. By the 1890's, premiums became a vital part of Larkin's operation.

The growth of the company's mail-order business was spurred by Hubbard's suggestion that the Larkin Company replace the bulky standard twelve-cake package of soap with a lighter three cake box of soap for ten cents. Later, Larkin added small premiums to soap boxes as an inducement for customers to buy more soap. These modest premiums included handkerchiefs with toilet soap, towels with soap powder, or one-cent coins. Eventually, Larkin inserted certificates into the packaged products which could be redeemed by mail at the Buffalo office.

By 1885, the company eliminated all middlemen, including its own salesmen. The Larkin Company was among the first large scale manufacturers to eliminate all wholesalers, retailers, traveling salesmen, and brokers. The "Larkin Idea" had come into its own, and was crystallized in the company's motto: "From Factory-to-Family: Save All Cost Which Adds No Value.

Fireplace Surround


Here is a very nice Art Nouveau fireplace surround. From circa 1920. measures 54" out to out and 38" on the inside and 14. 5 " from the fireplace wall out. Truly Art nouveau, complete with stone/ceramic jewels, all 11 are in good shape and original. Add real life and style to your fireplace.

Rodin The Thinker


Here is a good old, solid bronze The Thinker by AUGUSTE RODIN. very heavy on a marble base, excellent condition and nice original patina. measures 15" high x 6" wide. A real nice antique piece with historical significance and a super conversation piece in the home or office.

The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal. The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought, and is often used as an image to represent philosophy. There are about 28 full size castings, in which the figure is about 186 centimetres (73 in) high, though not all were made during Rodin's lifetime and under his supervision, as well as various other versions, several in plaster, studies, and posthumous castings, in a range of sizes. Rodin first conceived the figure as part of another work in 1880, but the first of the familiar monumental bronze castings did not appear until 1904
The Thinker in The Gates of Hell at the Mus?e R

Originally named The Poet (French: Le Po?te), the Thinker was initially a figure in a large commission, begun in 1880, for a doorway surround called The Gates of Hell. Rodin based this on The Divine Comedy of Dante, and most of the many figures in the work represented the main characters in the epic poem. Some critics believe The Thinker, at the centre of the composition over the doorway and at about 70 cm high larger than most other figures, was originally intended to depict Danteat The Gates of Hell, pondering his great poem. However, there are questionable aspects to this interpretation, including that the figure is naked, Dante is fully clothed throughout his poem, and that the figure, as used, in no way corresponds to Dante's effete figure. [1] The sculpture is nude, as Rodin wanted a heroic figure in the tradition of Michelangelo, to representintellect as well as poetry.

This detail from the Gates of Hell was first named The Thinker by foundry workers, who noted its similarity to Michelangelo's statue of Lorenzo de Medici called "Il Penseroso" (The Thinker). [2] Rodin decided to treat the figure as an independent work, at a larger size. The figure was designed to be seen from below, and is normally displayed on a fairly high plinth, though the heights chosen by the various owners for these vary considerably.
Rear view, Tokyo
Main article: List of Thinker sculptures

The Thinker has been cast in multiple versions and is found around the world; the history of the progression from models to castings is complicated and still not entirely clear. About 28 monumental-sized bronze casts of the sculpture are in museums and public places. In addition, there are sculptures of different study size scales and plaster versions (often painted bronze) in both monumental and study sizes. Some newer castings have been produced posthumously and are not considered part of the original production.

Rodin made the first small plaster version around 1880. The first large-scale bronze casting was finished in 1902 but not presented to the public until 1904. [dubious - discuss] It became the property of the city of Paris - thanks to a subscription organized by Rodin admirers - and was put in front of the Panth?on in 1906. In 1922, it was moved to the H?tel Biron, which had been transformed into the Rodin Museum.

The first cast sculpture can be found in front of Grawemeyer Hall on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus in Louisville, Kentucky. Made in Paris, it was first displayed at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 and was then given to the city. This sculpture was the only cast created by the lost-wax casting method.

Limbert Stand


Here is a very nice and properly signed LIMBERT STAND with 4 shelves. made
of quarter sawed white oak, and fumed in the LIMBERT fine finish,
original. measures 42" high x 12" deep x 16" wide. Is numbered 1204 as shown. This
nice LIMBERT piece is as good as it gets.

http://www. arts-crafts. com/

Charles Limbert

Charles P. Limbert was born in Lyonsville, Pennsylvania in 1854 and died
at his home outside Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1923.
Influenced by the heavily Dutch population of the Grand Rapids area,
Limbert started designing and building "Dutch Arts and Crafts" style furniture
and lighting at his Grand Rapids factory in 1902. He always used the phrase
"Arts and Crafts, " and never the word "mission" to describe his furniture.
He was a student of European furniture designs, acknowledging the influence
of the German and Austrian Secessionists on his work. British
(particularly Charles Rennie MacKintosh), Japanese, and American Prairie School
influences are also evident in Limbert forms. Limbert visited Europe on more than
one occasion, and studied examples of Dutch peasant furniture.
Limbert claimed that the original Spanish Mission Style was derived from
Dutch furniture designs. He employed a designer of Austrian background named
William Gohlke. Paul Horti, famous for Shop of the Crafters designs, also
designed some furniture for Limbert. Of all American Arts and Crafts
furniture makers, Limbert was perhaps the best known for his use of decorative
cutouts, including squares, spades, hearts, etc. While Arts and Crafts
enthusiasts may not find all Limbert designs aesthetically pleasing, the good
designs are very good.

Limbert Trademark
He emphasized high quality in materials and joinery techniques, but his
line was diverse enough to include outdoor furniture in the Arts and Crafts
style. Like Gustav Stickley, Limbert also produced a short-lived line of
inlaid furniture and, like Stickley's, the line was not a commercial success.
That the Charles P. Limbert Company stayed in business during and after WWI
is a tribute to the appeal and success of its products with consumers.
Limbert's furniture was also chosen to outfit the Old Faithful Inn at
Yellowstone National Park in 1906.
Charles was the son of a furniture dealer and cabinet maker, Levi H.
Limbert. He first joined the furniture industry as a salesman, and in that
capacity he was highly regarded. In 1894 he started a Grand Rapids, Michigan
manufactory making chairs, all the while continuing to act as a sales agent
for other furniture makers. He is recognized for having popularized the
rustic furniture of Old Hickory of Martinsville, Indiana.
In 1906, he opened a factory in Holland, Michigan where he produced
furniture until 1922 when ill health prompted him to sell off his interest in the
company. Limbert said that he wanted a more healthy and productive
location for his workers. The Holland factory was a scenic site with indoor and
outdoor recreational facilities for the workforce. It was also accessible by
interurban trolley line from Grand Rapids.
Limbert's furniture has justly seen a reawakening of interest in the
current Arts and Crafts Revival.

Art Nouveau Piece


Here is a very nice, rare and beautiful, totally ART NOUVEAU semi nude young female. Nice size 20. 5" high x 9". Made of some sort of fired ceramic and has a signature tag L. C. HENNICK CO. 902. The art work and total dedication to detail and coloration is just spectacular. may have been a commendation, commissioned by the railroad co. as mentioned below.

New Orleans NEW by Louis C. Hennick
Detailed item information
This extensively illustrated, 240-page volume documents the long and colorful history of streetcartransportation in the city of New Orleans. This reprint of a 1965 volume, written by the two leading authorities on the subject, represents the completework on the subject of New Orleans traction and urban railways. Featured aresections on early city transportation, and the golden era of electric traction(1893-1926), along with technical aspects, trackage, and mileage routes. A series of maps pinpoints, fortraction enthusiasts, the locations of tracks no longer extant and providesinformation on companies that once operated the network of rails. Also includedis a special section on the types of cars that were used throughout the tractionera. Authors Hennick and Charlton alsohave collaborated on a companion volume to this work, Street Railways ofLouisiana, also published by Pelican.

Girls Ink Stand


Here is a nice little girl's inkstand. Nicely hand carver and painted. Measures 8" x 4. 5". has four leaf clovers for good luck and flowers. Would guess pre WWII circa.

SOC Desk


Here is a very nice SHOP OF THE CRAFTERS drop front witting desk. Properly signed and truly ART NOUVEAU, that made the SHOP OF THE CRAFTERS furniture co. famous. Measures 42. 5" high x 28" wide and 14 1/4" deep. made of old stand, quarter sawed white oak, fumed and in it's original patina, just beautiful. has the original hinges, and working door lock. Inside is a area of letter holder slots and storage. The left front leg looks like a puppy gnawed on the wood a bit, as shown. Fully functional and a real conversation piece. This American corporation was in business for a short period of 13 years, employed the best craftsmen, used the highest quality materials with great design and detail. The economic riggers of WW I caused production to cease in 1919, when almost all American manufacturing was devoted to the war effort. Priced low to sell.




Here is a nice piece of scrimshaw. Full of hand inscribed details. Has the American flag with 12 stars, Pre civil war" Has the Liberty female and ships on the seas in cannon fire. Also says PEACOCK & LcEPERYERE I had an expert test to see if it was actually ivory or whales tooth and was told it was. I however do not think so because it says PMS ARTEK in very small inscription near the bottom. . may be a nice reproduction. That is how I am representing and selling at low price of $295. Measured 7" high x 3 1/4' at the widest place.

Tiffany Harp Base


Here is a brass harp lamp base only, takes a 10" shade but selling the base only as is. Has all the correct hardware and is signed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK and is correctly numbered. Please note one of the arms has a crack, but is stable and seems strong. This lamp base however I feel is a very good, properly aged knock off. That is how I am selling.

Dresser Key / Coin Dish


Here is a nice, totally art nouveau dresser key/coin dish with two female figures. is in slivered finish and has the Pairpoint stamp. Measures 14" x 7" and in good condition.

Tiffany Sea Shell Lamp Base


Here is a good old solid bronze sea shell lamp base which is a oil lamp with reservoir but no burner apparatus. Is a large base measuring 14" wide x 12" wide and has the really nice lobed oil reservoir. Albeit this lamp is old, and signed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK, not being represented as a genuine Tiffany piece. Patina has signs of corrosion as shown.

Statue Swing Arm


Here is a nice statue in good original patina. properly signed by the highly listed and famous SCULPTURE LEF MOREAU. This model is the LAUTOMNE. Looking closely at the raised hand, one can see, this was a swing arm clock. Stands 22" high x 7" at the widest.

Plant Or Lamp Stand


Here is a nice antique plant/lamp stand. Made of hardwood with good hand carving and solid. measures 58" high and 16" at the widest. Original nice undisturbed patina.

Crystal Candle Holders


Here is a nice set of candle holders. Each of the two measure 4" dia with the velvet lined box measuring 10" x 6". I am told they are crystal, not sure about that, but they are glass and really perform, sparkle, a real conversation piece. Special on the table.

Tiffany Candle Holder


Here is a single wall candle holder signed by TIFFANY STUDIOS. Is solid bronze and in good shape Measures 11 x 9 3/4".

Japanese Neiji Chair


Japanese Meiji Period Art Nouveau Carved Dragon Chair 1868-1912
I have priced low for you.

A finely carved 19th century dragon arm chair

The Japanese finely carved reticulated carved wood chair in the Japanese Art Nouveau style and dating to the late Meiji Period, 1880-1915. It has high-relief carved dragons with inset ivory eyes on the arms, the end of the arms are with dragons, each is holding the "flaming pearl" in their mouths. Notice the serpentine body's and split tails, ending up in the back support, all fabulously carved in fine detail. Also in the back are unusual grape leaves and grapes, not normally found in these chairs. The seat has a large carved medallion with calligraphy happiness symbols, , ringed with the Greek Key symbol, and cabriole legs that are of carved stylized creatures. This fine piece is finished, hand carved even on the back of the chair, no resource was spared. Measures 29" wide x 33" high

Exquisite piece, perfect for interior decorating or fine collection.
The Great FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT well versed in Japanese fine art. Wright once said "we all should maintain a representation of the oriental fine art in our homes"

Hubley Cat


Offered is a rare antique Hubley cast iron sitting cat doorstop. Both halves are impressed Hubley but it was difficult to see and photograph. Stands 9" tall and 7" wide. Weighs just over 5 lbs. Has the original cold paint with the nice aged patina one would like to see. Please see all pictures and the condition statement. Many of these rare Hubley pieces sell for $500. This beauty is excellent and low priced to sell at $225

The Hubley Manufacturing Company was first incorporated in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by John Hubley. The first Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were made of cast-iron, with themes that ranged from horse-drawn vehicles and different breeds of dogs, to tractors, steam shovels and guns (Smitsonian Institution, website). Hubley's main competition in the early years was Arcade (Richardson 1999, p. 46). Early toys were know for their complexity; a delicate 11 inch long Packard Straight 8, a five-ton truck that came complete with tools, a road roller that came in five different sizes, a steam shovel with working arms and shovel, and Chrysler Airflows with take-apart bodies (Richardson 1999, p. 46). Hubley's was especially known for its many motorcycles, which were creative and often included sidecars or hooked to delivery vans that said, for example, "Say it with flowers" on the sides (Richardson 1999, p. 46).

In the late 1930s, the company began shifting to diecast zinc alloy (mazac) molding similar to Tootsietoy which had been doing toys in diecast since 1933 (Johnson 1998, p. 96; Richardson 1999, p. 67). Foreshadowing the post-war diecast boom, new mazac toys were now called Hubley Kiddie Toy (Richardson 1999, p. 67). Household objects such as doorstops and bookends were also produced. Automobiles, trucks and airplanes later became Hubley's main focus.

Hubley's casting process involved several steps. For a particular toy, bookend, or doorstop, metalworkers would first carve a wood form, or hammer out the basic design in metal. Pressing this form into finely compacted sand created an impression for molding. Cast iron heated to 3000 degrees was poured into the sand mold and, when cooled, the form would pop out. Rough edges would be filed away and the mold ready for mass production casting. Painters applied a base coat (usually white or cream but sometimes black) to cast figures whether toys or doorstops. Then, colorists used a variety of hues highlighting important details (Collectics. com).

By about 1960, different lines were introduced to distinguish toys for younger folk from products for older hobbyists. In fact, the company suddenly tried to compete with a variety of market segments all at the same time, pitting itself against other metal kid's toy maker, kit manufacturers, and British diecast producers. In 1965 was acquired by the Lido Toy Company (Wall Street Journal, August 5, 1965).

The company also dabbled in plastic promotional models. Hubley offerings may have represented too broad of a competitive brushstroke, however, as the company was pretty much out of business by the mid-1970s.

Preston Jackson


Here is a wonderful piece done by PRESTON JACKSON, a redounded artist from Peoria, Illinois. Mr. Jackson is known for creating all sorts of art in all sorts of media. Beautifully done by the hands of this very talented artist whom still resides in Peoria, and has his art studio along the river walk in Peorias historic area. this large piece 48" x 36" also has some Chinese words, meaning unknown to me. This piece was done in the early 1960s.