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Weathered Workshop Stool by Lyon C1920s
Weathered Workshop Stool by Lyon C1920s

$275.00

This old factory stool has it all: a sturdy oak seat, a solid folded steel base and (best of all) wonderfully worn finish on the wood and metal. The patina found on this piece is the stuff dreams are made of: impossible to replicate, although many try to. At 24" tall, this stool is a great additi...

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Simmons Faux Wood Grain Metal Dresser C1930s
Simmons Faux Wood Grain Metal Dresser C1930s

$2,200.00

Durable and fire proof, Simmons brand furnishings were best known for their unique faux bois finish. This stunning example features ornate quarter-sawn oak faux grain and the original streamline chrome hardware. A fantastic pre-war element for home or retail use. This piece ships by Curbside De...

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Industrial Green Painted Operating Room Stool C1920s
Industrial Green Painted Operating Room Stool C1920s

Was $250.00

$224.99

This handsome stool from the William V. Willis Co. features a fantastic green chipped finish, which exposes the cast iron below the paint. The familiar shape is most noticeable for the cabriole legs. The seat raises up and down with a turn, taking this stool seamlessly from dining height to count...

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Weathered Adjustable Height Factory Stool C1920s
Weathered Adjustable Height Factory Stool C1920s

$250.00

Raise and lower this vintage factory stool with a twist of the rubberized knob. There are so many great industrial details on this factory stool: the utilitarian design, the masonite seat, the scratched and worn finish -- we love everything about this piece and hope you do, too. Adjustable height...

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Pair of Chipped White Toledo Cafe Chairs, C1910
Pair of Chipped White Toledo Cafe Chairs, C1910

Sold As A Set of 2.

$825.00

The Toledo chair, with iconic cabriole legs and hour-glass bent-metal frame, is one of the hallmark designs of the early industrial era. Produced in Toledo, Ohio, factory seating became the bread and butter of the Uhl Art Steel Company from the turn of the 20th century through the 1950's. This re...

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Set of 4 Mid-Century Wire Patio Folding Chairs C1940s
Set of 4 Mid-Century Wire Patio Folding Chairs C1940s

Was $450.00

$360.00

You'll be all ready for summer with these adorable mid-century metal folding chairs. Backyard cookouts and badminton tournaments won't be complete without a set of these fantastic vintage finds, so be sure to get them while they are hot. We don't know what we like best: the deliciously worn patin...

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Wrought Iron Wire Work Stool C1930
Wrought Iron Wire Work Stool C1930

$195.00

Likely salvaged from a country store counter, this useful little stool features traditional wrought iron wire work in the base and a sturdy plywood seat. Use it for sitting or for setting, as it would make an unexpected and delightful entry table. Condition notes: The wrought iron is worn and c...

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Saarinen Inspired Tulip Side Chair C1960
Saarinen Inspired Tulip Side Chair C1960

$300.00

Inspired by one of the most iconic designs of the 20th century, this Tulip chair is perfectly proportioned to compliment your modern home. Eero Saarinen's 1955 collection of Tulip tables and chairs met many of the design challenges of the day: creating furniture at the new standard of modern d...

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General Store Revolving Nut and Bolt Cabinet C1905
General Store Revolving Nut and Bolt Cabinet C1905

$4,500.00

This impressive example of early-century organization features some wonderful details: original porcelain knobs, ornate stenciled drawer labels, and unique red and natural wood finish. At 36" tall, this 80-drawer revolving cabinet would have sat on a counter in a turn-of-the-century general store...

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Chipped and Cherished Examination Room Chair C1920
Chipped and Cherished Examination Room Chair C1920

$300.00

Made of pressed and folded steel by the William V Willis Co, this fantastic examination room chair has lines and style reminiscent of Charles Thonet's early designs. The main point of interest for this remarkable piece is the multiple levels of worn paint. Currently, it is mostly green, but it ap...

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Salvaged Toledo Typing Desk Base W/ Reclaimed Wood Top C1935
Salvaged Toledo Typing Desk Base W/ Reclaimed Wood Top C1935

$625.00

Some old dogs can learn new tricks. This beautifully finished Toledo typing desk base has been given new life with the addition of a slab of reclaimed fir. The piece offers a buttery smooth work surface, as well as convertible legs that allow the desk to become mobile with the flip of a handle. W...

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Adjustable Height Toledo Factory Stool C1930
Adjustable Height Toledo Factory Stool C1930

$695.00

Produced in Toledo, Ohio, factory and commercial seating became the bread and butter of the Uhl Art Steel Company from the turn of the 20th century through the 1950's. This iconic factory stool features a steel top, folded metal legs, Uhl's patented ratchet height adjuster and, best of all, perfe...

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Decor

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Bausch and Lomb Microscope with Chrome Accents Pat. 1915
Bausch and Lomb Microscope with Chrome Accents Pat. 1915

$175.00

The patent date on this microscope reads "Bausch & Lomb Optical Company Dec. 1, '18." There are great details on this early-century scientific tool, including the chrome hardware, the triple magnifier, and the adjustable slide clip, to name a few. A fantastic relic, perfect as a unique book e...

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Vintage Captain Fireman Helmet C1950
Vintage Captain Fireman Helmet C1950

$350.00

When this fireman's helmet was made in the 1950's, its makers, Cairns & Brother, had been producing fire fighting equipment for over 100 years. This particular Cairns & Bros. helmet would have been worn by the fire house Captain and it features a cast metal eagle's head at the crown. Thi...

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Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880
Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880

$1,800.00

his optician's thermometer is a brilliant example of early utilitarian advertisement. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, businesses needed to peddle their wares through something more permanent than the pamphlets that had littered the ground for so many decades. These advertising thermome...

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Civil War Era Prosthetic Leg C1865
Civil War Era Prosthetic Leg C1865

$2,250.00

As the bloodiest and most horrific battle ever waged on American soil, the Civil War yielded an unprecedented 30,000 amputations. This, the most common "remedy" for 19th-century war wounds, led to advances in prosthetic medicine, such as the example seen here. Crude by today's standards, this han...

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Cast Iron Book Press with Hand Painted Pin Striping C1880s
Cast Iron Book Press with Hand Painted Pin Striping C1880s

$750.00

Made from solid cast iron, this relic of 19th-century printing shops comes with pounds of period charm and authenticity. We love the hand-painted gilt pin striping, and the sturdiness of this piece will certainly attract attention. The best part? It still works like a dream. Condition notes: O...

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Free_to_ship_bug Miniature Trumbull Electric Knife Switch Plate C1930s
Miniature Trumbull Electric Knife Switch Plate C1930s

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$35.00

This tiny porcelain and brass knife switch comes with its original packaging and all of the charm of the industrial era in which it was created. A fun decorative element for today, these little knife switches would have originally been used on large factory machines and warehouses. Sold with its ...

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Anatomical Wall Chart by AJ Nystrom C1940s
Anatomical Wall Chart by AJ Nystrom C1940s

$775.00

This wonderful anatomical was manufactured by A.J. Nystrom & Co. of Chicago Illinois, the U.S.'s oldest publisher of educational maps, globes and geographical materials. When unfurled, the chart depicts the intricate heart and ventricle system, in full color and detail. Unrolls from two oak r...

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Remarkably Rare Japanned Copper Scissor Arm Mirror C1890s
Remarkably Rare Japanned Copper Scissor Arm Mirror C1890s

$1,500.00

There are two remarkable things about this japanned copper scissor arm mirror: its rarity and its impeccable condition. This mirror boasts some of the most wonderful detail in finish and style, perfectly representative of late 19th-century design. Furthermore, the condition of this piece is prac...

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Farquhar Transparent Lucite Celestial Globe C1977
Farquhar Transparent Lucite Celestial Globe C1977

$750.00

Every component of this stunning celestial globe is made from lucite, including the modern base with built-in compass. The globe is date 1977, and was produced by Robert Farquhar of Philadelphia, PA. This specimen features a special "Earth-in-Space" design, allowing the globe within to be turned ...

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Antique Converted Kick Drum Light C1920s
Antique Converted Kick Drum Light C1920s

$1,500.00

We love surprises, but when we decided to convert this 1920's jazz band kickdrum into a light, we had no idea what we were in for. With the worn paint and perfectly aged wood already catching our fancy, we installed a light socket, period appropriate cloth-covered cord and handy switch toggle. Th...

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Vintage Aluminum Propeller Blade on Walnut Display Block C1960s
Vintage Aluminum Propeller Blade on Walnut Display Block C1960s

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$600.00

Cast from aluminum, this stunningly streamlined propeller blade once graced the nose of a mid-century airplane. We've done all the leg work to salvage, restore and display this piece of U.S. aeronautics history, which now stands on a block of handsome Oregon black walnut. The date stamped into th...

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Stunning Art Deco Gilt Metal Hall Tree C1930s
Stunning Art Deco Gilt Metal Hall Tree C1930s

$1,200.00

There is so much to look at and enjoy with this incredible 8' coat rack: the faux bamboo contouring of the frame, the Deco-era Streamline styling, the cast Pineapple finials at the top and bottom, representing the ancient symbol of hospitality. All of these unique details are packaged in a stunni...

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Signs

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Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter P C1940s
Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter P C1940s

$395.00

At 48" tall, this vintage letter P is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, it was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letter is worn and weathered, with a few scratches and nicks in the enamel, whi...

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Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter O C1940s
Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter O C1940s

$395.00

At 48" tall, this vintage letter O is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, it was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letter is worn and weathered, with a few scratches and nicks in the enamel, whi...

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Enormous Seven-Foot Good Year Tires Sign I C1940s
Enormous Seven-Foot Good Year Tires Sign I C1940s

$800.00

This wonderfully worn and weathered porcelain enamel Good Year Tires sign features one of the most iconic emblems of the 20th century: the talaria, or winged sandal of the Roman god Mercury, the swiftly traveling messenger of the gods. At seven feet tall, the sign is an impressive piece of automo...

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Primitive Hand-Painted Hamburger Sign C1930s
Primitive Hand-Painted Hamburger Sign C1930s

$900.00

Is there anything more charming than this hand-painted Hamburger sign? At seven feet, this is more than just an announcement, it is basically an early billboard! We love the teal and red color scheme and the primitive hand-lettered style. Did we mention it is double sided? A fantastic, folksy add...

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Porcelain Enamel Pharmacy Sign C1945
Porcelain Enamel Pharmacy Sign C1945

$675.00

Salvaged from the front of a mid-century Pharmacy, this porcelain enamel sign would once have glowed with neon lights. Today, it's a wonderfully worn relic of mid-century signage, complete with scratches and cracks in the enamel. These imperfections show the age and history of the piece an only a...

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Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880
Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880

$1,800.00

his optician's thermometer is a brilliant example of early utilitarian advertisement. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, businesses needed to peddle their wares through something more permanent than the pamphlets that had littered the ground for so many decades. These advertising thermome...

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Double-Sided Flashing Arrow Carnival Sign C1930s
Double-Sided Flashing Arrow Carnival Sign C1930s

$1,200.00

Point the way with this perfectly weathered hand-built carnival sign. We love the amateur construction, but we went through the trouble of restoring the wiring so that this funky fixture will glow for many years to come. Enjoy it from both sides, and feel free to point it any direction you'd like...

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Beautiful Embossed Mobil Gas Pegasus Sign C1930s
Beautiful Embossed Mobil Gas Pegasus Sign C1930s

$9,500.00

As one of the most iconic and recognizable company emblems in United States history, the Mobil Gas Pegasus has served as the guardian to many American roadways and rest stops. This astonishing embossed bas-relief porcelain sign dates from the late 1930s, when Mobil was distributing signs so ornat...

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Pair of Porcelain Restroom Signs C1930s
Pair of Porcelain Restroom Signs C1930s

$525.00

While this pair of restroom signs would have been at home a service station rest stop in the 1930's, today they are great relics of mid-century materials and design. Meant to protrude perpendicularly from the wall, the signs mount from a vertical flange on one side (see second photo). Sold as a p...

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Four Foot Tall Ice Cream Cone Sign C1960s
Four Foot Tall Ice Cream Cone Sign C1960s

$1,200.00

Get in the mood for summer with this four foot tall fiberglass ice cream cone, complete with whipped cream! This three-dimensional sign once flanked the entry way to a neighborhood scoop shop and stands today as a reminder of idyllic vacations and mid-century quirk. The cone is hollow and while...

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Double-Sided Glass Cat's Eye DRUGS Sign C1900
Double-Sided Glass Cat's Eye DRUGS Sign C1900

$6,500.00

Made from sheets of beautifully patinaed zinc, this early-century Drugs sign has so many stunning attributes: the 2" diameter cat's eyes that comprise the glowing letters, the faded lettering and the appliquéd flowers on each corner. One side of the sign features a complete set of cat's eyes and ...

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Free_to_ship_bug Cast Aluminum Letter L C1960s
Cast Aluminum Letter L C1960s

$85.00

Cast from molten aluminum, this mid-century sign letter has a great weight and shape. Perfect as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle. Condition notes: Scratches and wear in the metal are commensurate with age and only add to the character and authentici...

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Architectural

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Monumental Terra Cotta Steer Head Medallion c1920
Monumental Terra Cotta Steer Head Medallion c1920

$7,500.00

Salvaged from the front of a meat packing plant in Buffalo, NY, this astonishing bull's head is an incredible relic from the heyday of agricultural-industrial dominance. Weighing nearly 80 pounds, the terra cotta proves to be a very durable, yet gentle medium. Note the phenomenal care that was pu...

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Neo-Classical Pine Pediment C1820s
Neo-Classical Pine Pediment C1820s

$825.00

Salvaged from a stately entryway, this pine pediment would have graced the door of a Neo-Classical style home on the east coast in the early 19th century. Classically inspired elements abound, including the dentilated trim and the swan's neck keyhole, which would have once highlighted a plaster b...

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Clear Glass High Voltage Insulator C1960s
Clear Glass High Voltage Insulator C1960s

$90.00

The great grand daddy of mid-century power line insulators, this enormous high voltage model features a cast aluminum hub and a opalescent clear blown glass disc, which would have protected electrical, telephone and telegraph cables as they lined the country side. This piece stands as a wonderful...

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Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels I C1920s
Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels I C1920s

$4,000.00

Made from solid fir, these enormous, primitive corbels are as commanding and sturdy as the mighty tree they came from. While they originally held up the roof of a huge early-century ship repair dry dock warehouse here in Portland, we like to picture them in a mead-filled hall, the likes of which ...

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Small Cast Iron Leaf Architectural Element C1890s
Small Cast Iron Leaf Architectural Element C1890s

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$40.00

From the ancient Greeks to the early modernists, the acanthus leaf has been cropping up on buildings for generations. This iteration comes to us from the late 19th century, when cast iron was the medium of choice for architectural giants like Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham. This leaf stands 7"...

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Carved Ionic Capital, c1880s
Carved Ionic Capital, c1880s

$425.00

This hefty specimen was salvaged from a Portland building, where it has resided since the last century. Carved egg-and-dart and scrolled motifs reveal its Ionic heritage. The raw cedar shows some signs of drying and age, such as chips and cracks (if you'd been around for more than a century, you...

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Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels II C1920s
Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels II C1920s

$4,000.00

Made from solid fir, these enormous, primitive corbels are as commanding and sturdy as the mighty tree they came from. While they originally held up the roof of a huge early-century ship repair dry dock warehouse here in Portland, we like to picture them in a mead-filled hall, the likes of which ...

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Plinth and Corner Blocks, c.1885
Plinth and Corner Blocks, c.1885

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$140.00

Beautiful, unique Eastlake details for a period home's doorway. Made of Douglas Fir. Note: Some chipping and nailholes, the most severe of which is visible in the photo. All pieces have been cleaned of paint. $('#order_cart_line_item_quantity').attr('disabled','disabled');

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15" Stripped Mahogany Turned Baluster, c1900
15" Stripped Mahogany Turned Baluster, c1900

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$80.00

Beautifully proportioned and elegantly stripped of paint and varnish, this bare mahogany turned baluster would make a gorgeous architectural design element or candle stand (if properly fireproofed) suitable for most any decor.

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23" Stripped Wooden Turned & Carved Spindle, c1900
23" Stripped Wooden Turned & Carved Spindle, c1900

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$150.00

Beautifully proportioned and elegantly stripped of paint and varnish, this bare wood spindle features turned, fluted, gadrooned and spiral molded sections that would make it a gorgeous architectural design element or candle stand (if properly fireproofed) suitable for most any decor. Note slight...

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23" Stripped Wooden Turned & Carved Spindle, c1900
23" Stripped Wooden Turned & Carved Spindle, c1900

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$150.00

Beautifully proportioned and elegantly stripped of paint and varnish, this bare wood spindle features turned, fluted, gadrooned and spiral molded sections that would make it a gorgeous architectural design element or candle stand (if properly fireproofed) suitable for most any decor.

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Pair of Petite Oak Corbels, C1900
Pair of Petite Oak Corbels, C1900

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$65.00

Even though they are only 3 1/2" tall, the detail and craftsmanship on this tiny pair of corbels is astonishing. The Classically inspired volute (or scrollwork) adds great volume to the pair, which could be applied to the interior corners of any door or entry way. Use them for their original arch...

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Storage

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8-Drawer Parts Cabinet w/ Salvaged Oak Top c1930s
8-Drawer Parts Cabinet w/ Salvaged Oak Top c1930s

$575.00

This fantastic cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your prized possessions. Made of industrial grade metal, with wonderfully patinated black paint, this cabinet is small enough to fit on your workbench or table, but sturdy enough to stand out on its own. Each of the 8 drawers boasts...

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Brightly Colored Vintage School Locker Unit C1955
Brightly Colored Vintage School Locker Unit C1955

$1,150.00

Things we love: utility, bright colors and nostalgia. Things this locker unit offers: see above. With 3 wire-mesh-doored units, sturdy construction and plenty of well-preserved character, this bright white, yellow and orange locker carries lots of the charm and functionality. Each of the lockers ...

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20-Drawer Oak Filing Cabinet c1928
20-Drawer Oak Filing Cabinet c1928

$1,500.00

Salvaged from an early-century general or hardware store, this 20-drawer oak cabinet would have been used to organize the owners files. Simple and no-nonsense, the cabinet has few frills or decorations, just as simple maroon-toned stain, sash-lift style drawer pulls and brass label holders. The b...

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Tin Trunk w/ Faux Wood Grain Finish c1920s
Tin Trunk w/ Faux Wood Grain Finish c1920s

$450.00

Although this trunk appears to feature nicely-figured maple wood, that is actually a painted finish applied to tin, a common treatment on furnishings, decorative arts and architectural elements of many styles from the turn of the century through the 1930's. This piece dates from the 1920's and fe...

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Well-Preserved Petite Apothecary Spice Cabinet c1900
Well-Preserved Petite Apothecary Spice Cabinet c1900

$1,300.00

Often replicated, but never truly duplicated, authentic apothecary cabinets are rare (and often misidentified) within the antique community. Made of solid and veneered oak, this cabinet is of English manufacture, and would have most likely been found in a country general store, or maybe even on b...

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Beautiful 28-Drawer General Store Oak Cabinet c1925
Beautiful 28-Drawer General Store Oak Cabinet c1925

$850.00

Comprised of beautifully worn oak and tin, this 28-drawer dream represents one of the most delightful hardware cabinets we've ever had in the shop. Although the maker is unknown, this cabinet would have stood on the counter of an early-century hardware shop or general store. Each of its tiny draw...

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C&E Marshall Watchmakers Cabinet C1930s
C&E Marshall Watchmakers Cabinet C1930s

$225.00

The C&E Marshall Company was a prolific manufacturer of tools used to repair watches and jewelry, operating out of Chicago for most of the early 20th century. This tiny table top cabinet has many great details, including a faux wood grain finish, brass label holders and a wonderful company de...

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New Old Stock Gadget Box w/ Original Label C1950s
New Old Stock Gadget Box w/ Original Label C1950s

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$100.00

Is there anything more charming than this new old stock mid-century parts cabinet, complete with original label? We don't know what we love more: the delightful graphics featuring each family member with their respective parts cabinet or the usefulness of the four-drawer organization. This fantas...

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Industrial Green Metal Parts Cabinet C1930
Industrial Green Metal Parts Cabinet C1930

$90.00

This fantastic little cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your prized possessions. Made of industrial grade metal, with chipped and worn green paint, this cabinet is small enough to fit on your bookshelf or table, but bright enough to add character to any room. Each drawer boasts a ...

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Vintage Galvanized Storage Basket
Vintage Galvanized Storage Basket

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$75.00

Produced by Kautt & Bux in the 1930's to hold parts for their electrical motor manufacture, these perforated galvanized bins are perfect for organizing your everyday necessaries. With a label slot on the front and handles on the top and back, these stackable bins bring history and utility to ...

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 Weathered Galvanized Steel Planting Bins C1930s
Weathered Galvanized Steel Planting Bins C1930s

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$60.00

Made by the Bathey Manufacturing Company, this helpful Pak N' Stak storage bin is true to its name. Made of sturdy galvanized steel, these bins were originally part of Bathey's line of gardening equipment. They are perforated at the bottom, which made the ideal as planting containers. Sold indivi...

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War-Era Metal Storage Cabinet C1940s
War-Era Metal Storage Cabinet C1940s

$175.00

We love everything about this war-era metal cabinet: the spring-loaded hinges, the hearty label slots, the solid steel constriction -- even the crusty and worn paint! The door open to reveal a compartment split by a simple metal shelf, which is great for organizing papers, spices or art supplies....

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Wall Decor

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Mission Style Oak-Framed Beveled Glass Mirror c1910s
Mission Style Oak-Framed Beveled Glass Mirror c1910s

$250.00

Framed in a simple oak oval, this Mission-style mirror has beveled glass with plenty of character. The frame has a lovely amount of wear, with one large chunk taken out of the inner side and slightly exposed nail-heads around the edge -- see all photos for details. The silvering on the beveled gl...

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Vintage Correct Time Neon Clock c1930s
Vintage Correct Time Neon Clock c1930s

$1,200.00

This impressive neon clock by Say-It-In-Neon sports one of our favorite combinations: perfectly worn finish and perfectly restored functionality. Our team of experts took careful pride in restoring the neon and time-keeping mechanisms, making sure this clock is in excellent working order. A few h...

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Beveled Glass Mirror in Rococo Gilt Frame c1900
Beveled Glass Mirror in Rococo Gilt Frame c1900

$450.00

A lovely and well-preserved beveled mirror is presented here in an incredibly ornate Rococo-style gilt frame. Measuring 26" square and complete with updated mounting hardware.

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Royal Typewriter Advertisement Neon Spinner Clock by Neon Products c1937
Royal Typewriter Advertisement Neon Spinner Clock by Neon Products c1937

$1,850.00

This impressive neon clock sports a rare combination: Art Deco styling and the 1937-patented Neon Products Spinner design -- all in near-perfect condition. Neon Products' Spinner advertisement clocks are eye-catching and beautiful, with the second-hand connecting to a perforated disc that spins p...

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Free_to_ship_bug Mid-Century Mint Green Naval Clock by Seiko C1965
Mid-Century Mint Green Naval Clock by Seiko C1965

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$150.00

Founded in Japan in 1877, the Seiko Clock company still makes time pieces today. This example comes from their more utilitarian line of clocks, which were used in countries around the globe. Ordered in bulk for municipal and government capacities, these clocks outfitted offices in buildings and o...

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Free_to_ship_bug Mid-Century Blue Naval Clock by Kappa C1965
Mid-Century Blue Naval Clock by Kappa C1965

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$150.00

Ordered in bulk for municipal and government capacities, these clocks outfitted offices in buildings and on board cargo ships. This handsome clock features a blue baked-on enamel finish and chrome details. It has also been outfitted with a new time keeping mechanism so that it will keep ticking f...

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Free_to_ship_bug Mid-Century Blue Naval Clock by Seiko C1965
Mid-Century Blue Naval Clock by Seiko C1965

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$150.00

Founded in Japan in 1877, the Seiko Clock company still makes time pieces today. This example comes from their more utilitarian line of clocks, which were used in countries around the globe. Ordered in bulk for municipal and government capacities, these clocks outfitted offices in buildings and o...

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Mid-Century Denoyer-Geppert World Map c1960s
Mid-Century Denoyer-Geppert World Map c1960s

$175.00

Salvaged as part of a collection of classroom maps from the Eastern Washington Teaching University, this mid-century scroll-down map was drawn for and distributed by one of the most trusted map, globe and chart companies in American history: Denoyer-Geppert of Chicago, IL. This brightly colored e...

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Cast Eagle Wall Ornament C1950
Cast Eagle Wall Ornament C1950

$225.00

Cast from pot metal (an amalgamation of various white metals), this soaring eagle boasts a 42" wingspan and plenty of national pride. Meant to hang from two hooks fastened to the smooth reverse side, this eagle would most likely have been mounted on a small town municipal building pediment. Wonde...

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Monumental Terra Cotta Steer Head Medallion c1920
Monumental Terra Cotta Steer Head Medallion c1920

$7,500.00

Salvaged from the front of a meat packing plant in Buffalo, NY, this astonishing bull's head is an incredible relic from the heyday of agricultural-industrial dominance. Weighing nearly 80 pounds, the terra cotta proves to be a very durable, yet gentle medium. Note the phenomenal care that was pu...

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Mid-Century Denoyer-Geppert Far East Map c1965
Mid-Century Denoyer-Geppert Far East Map c1965

$150.00

Salvaged as part of a collection of classroom maps from the Eastern Washington Teaching University, this mid-century scroll-down map was drawn for and distributed by one of the most trusted map, globe and chart companies in American history: Denoyer-Geppert of Chicago, IL. This brightly colored e...

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Bright Blue Painted Airboat Propeller c1930s
Bright Blue Painted Airboat Propeller c1930s

$325.00

Salvaged from the tail of a mid-century airboat, this carved wood 2-blade prop is a weathered and wonderful relic of U.S. nautical history. A great piece of industrial decor, perfect as wall art.

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Folk Art

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Table Top Souvenir Totem Pole c1960's
Table Top Souvenir Totem Pole c1960's

$975.00

Bright and graphic, this table-top souvenir is exemplary of totem pole art from the Northwest coast and Alaska. The totem features figural carvings of Eagle and Man characters, each of which has been painted with red, blue, yellow and brown. In both the mid 19th and 20th centuries Native America...

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Vintage Donkey Amusement Park Mask C1930s
Vintage Donkey Amusement Park Mask C1930s

$1,000.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of amusement park history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 carnival mascot heads. Hand crafted from paper mache, faux fur and imagination, this Donkey is also comprised of nearly a half a century of children's laughter. The construction dat...

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Mickey Mouse Themed Kick Drum C1930s
Mickey Mouse Themed Kick Drum C1930s

$950.00

One of the most recognizable images in the world, this charmingly portrayed Mickey Mouse is familiar, even by the hand of the amateur artist responsible for this piece. Carefully rendered on the front of a kick drum, this vintage piece offers something for everyone. Judging by the style of the d...

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Pair of Lathe Turned Redwood Burl Vases, Date Unknown
Pair of Lathe Turned Redwood Burl Vases, Date Unknown

$1,800.00

You can find these remarkable burl vases where folk art meets factory, where primitive meets industrial. We found them filled with old car parts in an abandoned auto shop. There's something impressive about these vases, and it's not just their size (33" tall). They are polished to perfection, per...

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Woodmen of the World Ceremonial Axe C1910s
Woodmen of the World Ceremonial Axe C1910s

$200.00

Many American fraternal orders started out as make-do insurance companies, promising that when members of the order passed away, their families would always be protected. Omaha, Nebraska's Woodmen of the World made that goal official, by transitioning from community organization to large-scale in...

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Weathered Kick Drum W/ Ballerina Folk Art Painting C1915
Weathered Kick Drum W/ Ballerina Folk Art Painting C1915

$1,500.00

In wonderfully worn and weathered condition, this antique wooden kick drum features a beautifully rendered ballerina figure on the real skin drumhead. As a piece of folk art, it is completely one of a kind and a wonderful relic of amateur expression.

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Hand-Built Model of a Gristmill Water Wheel C1925
Hand-Built Model of a Gristmill Water Wheel C1925

$750.00

Possibly built by an engineering student, this hand-made water wheel model is as charming as it is rustic. With tiny braces and a fully functioning wheel, this incredible piece looks like it belongs to a gristmill on the Brandywine River, but we are happy to enjoy it up close. A fantastic piece o...

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Set of 9 Rustically Made Shooting Targets C1935
Set of 9 Rustically Made Shooting Targets C1935

$1,300.00

Crafted from cut and welded steel, these barn yard animal shooting targets are a charming example of rustic Americana. Each of the two-dimensional figures feature perfectly aged finishes, complete with bullet and pellet marks that prove the previous owner was a pretty good shot. The animals stand...

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Vintage Wolf Masquerade Mask C1930s
Vintage Wolf Masquerade Mask C1930s

$1,200.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of playful history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 carnival mascot heads. Hand crafted from paper mache, faux fur and imagination, this Wolf is also comprised of nearly a century of children's laughter. The construction dates from before Wo...

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Vintage Stork Amusement Park Mask C1930s
Vintage Stork Amusement Park Mask C1930s

$1,200.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of amusement park history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 carnival mascot heads. Hand crafted from paper mache, faux fur and imagination, this Stork is also comprised of nearly a half a century of children's laughter. The construction dates...

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Vintage Grey Horse Masquerade Mask C1920s
Vintage Grey Horse Masquerade Mask C1920s

$1,500.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of playful history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 masks from an historic family costume shop. Hand made from paper mache, velvet and imagination, this jolly mare is also comprised of nearly a century of laughter. Beautifully crafted, this ...

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Vintage Chipmunk Amusement Park Mask C1930s
Vintage Chipmunk Amusement Park Mask C1930s

$1,200.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of amusement park history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 carnival mascot heads. Hand crafted from paper mache, faux fur and imagination, this Chipmunk is also comprised of nearly a half a century of children's laughter. One of those rare p...

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Apothecary Trade Sign, c1880
Apothecary Trade Sign, c1880

Was $2,800.00

$2,240.00

You may not be mixing your own poultices or tonics, but no matter: the pharmacist is in! This wonderful antique mortar and pestle would have been mounted outside an apothecary in the late 1800s, telegraphing the shop's purpose to the literate and illiterate alike. We like to imagine it in a new ...

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Locksmith Trade Sign, c1940
Locksmith Trade Sign, c1940

Was $750.00

$600.00

While the key to happiness may be elusive, you could certainly do yourself a good turn with this vintage hand-painted sign. Salvaged from a 1940s locksmith's shop, it still has its original paint and mounting brackets.

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A. A. Horsfeldt Real Estate Sign C1940s
A. A. Horsfeldt Real Estate Sign C1940s

Was $125.00

$90.00

Own a piece of Portland property with this mid-century A.A. Horsfeldt sign. Alva Arthur Horsfeldt was one of Portland's most prolific real estate brokers and a beloved civil servant. Love this sign for the history it carries with it, as well as the great mid-century fonts and graphics.

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Industrial Green Painted Operating Room Stool C1920s
Industrial Green Painted Operating Room Stool C1920s

Was $250.00

$224.99

This handsome stool from the William V. Willis Co. features a fantastic green chipped finish, which exposes the cast iron below the paint. The familiar shape is most noticeable for the cabriole legs. The seat raises up and down with a turn, taking this stool seamlessly from dining height to count...

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Safety First Factory Sign C1930s
Safety First Factory Sign C1930s

Was $325.00

$260.00

This vintage factory sign offers words to live by: Safety First. It's easy to imagine this worn and rustic sign affixed to an industrial-era machine. The sign itself is screened onto a piece of sturdy tin and then mounted on a steel A fantastic relic of early industrial American and a great remin...

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Set of 4 Mid-Century Wire Patio Folding Chairs C1940s
Set of 4 Mid-Century Wire Patio Folding Chairs C1940s

Was $450.00

$360.00

You'll be all ready for summer with these adorable mid-century metal folding chairs. Backyard cookouts and badminton tournaments won't be complete without a set of these fantastic vintage finds, so be sure to get them while they are hot. We don't know what we like best: the deliciously worn patin...

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