Offering a red stained yarn winder circa 1800's. It is hand made of wood ,tight and strong. The bottom is a rectangular base with 4 legs to give support. All joints are tight and balanced.
This winder is in excellent condition - lovely and practical.
The measurements are : 42"H,13.5"W,9"D
FEDERAL BRASS BEDWARMER
A warming pan or bed warmer was a valuable family possession handed down from generation to generation. Most people had warming pans but the wealthy had ornate silver,brass or copper pans. Some pans were richly decorated with an elaborate pattern of perforations incorporated into the design. English warming pans were fully enclosed. Warming pans were put on wooden handles for moving up and down the bed. Handles also enabled it to be hung by the hearth.
Offering a 19th Century pierced warming pan of brass with a turned wooden handle. The top of the pan has a stylized engraving of a bird with flowers. Pierced holes surround the top of the pan. The pan is attached to the turned wooden handle. Top of pan in hinged to bottom with a loop to open the top.
It is in good condition with honest wear.
# DJV 1472
REGENCY TEA CADDY
Tea was introduced to England by Queen Catherine wife of Charles II in 1662. Tea was and remained extremely expensive for the next 100 years. Wooden Tea Caddies were made early in the 19th Century and introduced as a home style accessory in the second half on the 18th Century. The word caddy derives from the Malay "kati",a measure of weight about 3/5 of a kilo. The first caddies were in box form, shaped like small chests, and contained two - three metal canisters. They were mostly mahogany but some were walnut. These caddies were designed to house loose tea and locked to keep it safe.
They were of two types: the austere or rococo. Both styles have handles on top and mounted escutcheons. They differ in the more elaborate being the rococo. The austere had bracket feet or a plinth support base. The lids are stepped, the step often concave. The edges are molded and sides mostly straight.
Offering a Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy, early 19th Century. This is a austere triple caddy with two lidded rectangular canisters flanking a space in the center for a glass bowl. The side canisters were for storing loose tea and the glass bowl was either to mix different teas or for sugar. A Regency Caddy dates 1811-1820 when GeorgeIV of England became Regent. The lines are straight and clean with straight molding. It stands on bun feet and has button handles on either side. The center portion can be removed revealing a "secret space" for silver spoons. It has a keyhole and lock but no key.
It is in excellent condition with honest wear. The dimensions are : 7.5"T, 14"w, 8"D.
American, 20th Century
We are offering an antique, wooden Cultry Tray painted and signed by contemporary artist,Kathy Graybill. The designs on the carrier are in the "Fraktur" tradition (1750-1840) which is the manuscript art brought to American by the Pennsylvania Germans. This "manuscript art" combined calligraphic text with related designs,figures and symbols. The elements of "Fraktur" have been added by the artist to this antique piece complementing its fine design. This piece is in excellent condition. The dimension are 10"H (at handle),12 1/4"W, 9"D.