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Rare and Remarkable Flairspecs Glasses Display C1955
Rare and Remarkable Flairspecs Glasses Display C1955

$475.00

Held inside this velvet-lined carrying case resides one of the most incredible collections of mid-century eye-wear we've ever seen. Produced by Flairspecs in the 1950's, this line of glasses was called the "Private Secretary" -- need we say more? The case, which is wrapped in sea-foam green vi...

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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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Incredible and Rare Prosthetic Arm C1930s
Incredible and Rare Prosthetic Arm C1930s

$950.00

Made from wood, leather and steel, this incredible prosthetic arm has several mechanical components, making it a much improved addition to the wearer. The lever at the base of the forearm allows the angle of the elbow to be set, while the cord, when pulled, allows the gloved hand to open and clos...

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Adjustable Oak and Iron Library Stand C1890s
Adjustable Oak and Iron Library Stand C1890s

$900.00

This impressive contraption folds, swivels, lifts, collapses and can be disassembled for transport. It is a completely adjustable book stand, designed for the portability. Built to accommodate books of all shapes and sizes, the oak panels open, close and spread so that the book is always support...

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Amusement Park Dinosaur C1960
Amusement Park Dinosaur C1960

43" H x 80" W x 24" D

$950.00

Straight from a mid-century amusement park, this smiling skeletal Brontosaur was once covered in hand-painted paper mache. Today, the mache has melted away, leaving behind the wonderful wire and mesh relic before you. At 43" tall, this dino is the perfect addition to any interior or exterior spac...

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Industrial Spinning Parts Cabinet C1940s
Industrial Spinning Parts Cabinet C1940s

$875.00

Ideal for organization or display, this cylindrical parts cabinet rotates on an axis so that each of the 5 levels present themselves continuously. We imagine this cabinet in a workshop, filled with necessary tools or in a retail space, filled with prized possessions for sale. Either way, its amaz...

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Polished Chrome Astatic D-104 Microphone C1960
Polished Chrome Astatic D-104 Microphone C1960

$125.00

In the world of ham radio, the Astatic Microphone is king. This lovely polished chrome model was first designed in the 1930's, but remained one of the most popular mouthpieces through the 1970's (our edition dates to about 1960). A fun piece of radio history and a great decor element. Plus, it wo...

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Art Deco Cocktail Shaker W/ Bakelite Details C1930s
Art Deco Cocktail Shaker W/ Bakelite Details C1930s

$225.00

The paradox of the Prohibition era is that during those same years, the art of mixing cocktails rose to great popularity, and shakers like this were required equipment for making the latest and greatest drinks. With a stunning chromium finish, this fantastic cocktail shaker boasts Art Deco stylin...

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Dandy Little Shaving Mirror W/ Implements C1920s
Dandy Little Shaving Mirror W/ Implements C1920s

$375.00

A wonderful addition to any bathroom vanity, this handsome little mirror features a silver painted cast pot-metal base, a milkglass soap dish and a horse hair lather brush. Use this great piece as a fun decorative element and put it to work, too. The mirror has wonderful character with a few chip...

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Industrial Accents

Industrial Double Hole Punch by Marvel C1940s
Industrial Double Hole Punch by Marvel C1940s

$60.00

The Wilson Jones Company debuted their Marvel Two-Hole punch in the 1940's and the sturdy office tool has been the standard ever since. Made of cast metal, the lever and punching mechanism still work perfectly. A fantastic piece of industrial office history, ready to come home with you. Conditi...

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Trail Way Motor Oil Can C1930s
Trail Way Motor Oil Can C1930s

$60.00

Dating from before World War II (when the scarcity of metal forced the Oil companies to make the cans out of fiberboard), this Trail Way can is a fun reminder of the early American automobile craze. We love the bold and colorful pre-war graphics and the worn and weathered patina is just right. A...

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Montgomery Ward Motor Oil Can C1930s
Montgomery Ward Motor Oil Can C1930s

$45.00

Dating from before World War II (when the scarcity of metal forced the Oil companies to make the cans out of fiberboard), this Montgomery Ward Motor Oil can is a fun reminder of the early American automobile craze. We love the bold and colorful pre-war graphics and the worn and weathered patina ...

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Capitol Motor Oil Can C1930s
Capitol Motor Oil Can C1930s

$60.00

Dating from before World War II (when the scarcity of metal forced the Oil companies to make the cans out of fiberboard), this Capitol Motor Oil can is a fun reminder of the early American automobile craze. We love the bold and colorful pre-war graphics and the worn and weathered patina is just ...

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Sun Oil Company Can C1930s
Sun Oil Company Can C1930s

$60.00

Dating from before World War II (when the scarcity of metal forced the Oil companies to make the cans out of fiberboard), this Trail Way can is a fun reminder of the early American automobile craze. We love the bold and colorful pre-war graphics and the worn and weathered patina is just right. A...

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Chipped and Cherished Orange Farm Canister C1930s
Chipped and Cherished Orange Farm Canister C1930s

$45.00

Likely used to mix motor oil for tractors and farm equipment, this charming canister is a hard working reminder of pre-war rural living. The chain connecting the cap to the can would have been used to hang it by the door of the garage and the top is painted orange for easy visibility. Condition...

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U.S. Airman's Tool Box C1940s
U.S. Airman's Tool Box C1940s

$75.00

The name Carlton F. Hartman is stenciled to the top of this primitively made galvanized metal tool box above the words "U.S. Air Force." While this box doesn't look government issue, it is a charming and functional relic of the mid-century military period. Perfect for storing your prized possessi...

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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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Primitive Galvanized Metal Tool Box C1910s
Primitive Galvanized Metal Tool Box C1910s

$125.00

We love all of the hand-made elements of this galvanized metal tool box. The "rivets" are made from nail heads and the handle is forge-bent steel, but the hinges and hasps are solid brass and likely salvaged from a late-19th century oak machinist's chest. A wonderful piece of folk art, and useful...

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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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Mid-Century Collapsible Dress Form C1940s
Mid-Century Collapsible Dress Form C1940s

$350.00

Ready to expand and contract with a turn of the top knob, this collapsible dress form was built to match any woman's measurements. The mechanism is still in excellent working condition and the fabric is free of tears or stains, so this vintage lady is ready to serve its original purpose. Imagine ...

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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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Four Blade Cast Aluminum Propeller C1940s
Four Blade Cast Aluminum Propeller C1940s

$325.00

Salvaged from the nose of a mid-century airplane, this cast aluminum 4-blade propeller is a weathered and wonderful relic of U.S. aeronautics history. A great piece of industrial decor, perfect as wall art.

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Weathered Motorcycle Seat Carcass C1940s
Weathered Motorcycle Seat Carcass C1940s

$200.00

Rust, steel and springs. This industrial work of art is actually the carcass of a 1940's motorcycle seat. A fantastic and unique piece of rustic wall decor that is sure to be a conversation piece in any home.

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Industrial Wood and Steel Brick Mold Tray C1930s
Industrial Wood and Steel Brick Mold Tray C1930s

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$195.00

We love the weathered patina of these vintage industrial wood and steel brick molds. Used to rapidly manufacture bricks for constructing homes and commercial buildings in the 1920's and 1930's, this brick mold tray would be great as a unique wall-hanging shelf or wall decor today.

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Petite Hand Forged Pot Rack C1900
Petite Hand Forged Pot Rack C1900

$350.00

Made from hand-wrought iron, this petite pot rack is a great way to bring the grandeur of a medieval hearth to your apartment-sized kitchen. Perfectly round, the forged cage culminates in a small iron hook, making this pot rack ready to hang right out of the box.

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Mid-Century Fresh Nd Aire Table Fan C1948
Mid-Century Fresh Nd Aire Table Fan C1948

$425.00

Get ready to be blown away by this massive desk fan, brought to you by Fresh'Nd Aire, one of America's favorite World War II-era fan producers. Known affectionately as "Freshy's," Fresh'Nd Aire fans feature propeller-like blades and ornate cages that were meant to eliminate back drafts. This mid-...

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Rare AJ Nystrom Slated Teaching Globe C1940s
Rare AJ Nystrom Slated Teaching Globe C1940s

$1,800.00

Can you find Franz Josef Land? Industrial teaching globes always play hard to get, so we were thrilled to locate this one. This rarity was manufactured by A.J. Nystrom & Co. of Chicago Illinois, the U.S.'s oldest publisher of educational maps, globes and geographical materials. Often called "...

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Wooden Foundry Cog Pattern C1930
Wooden Foundry Cog Pattern C1930

$250.00

Once used to sand-cast a solid metal version, this industrial foundry pattern makes a fantastic piece of wall decor today. Details of interest include the hand-painted pattern number and the stamped metal tag used to identify the piece and where it would have fit into its corresponding machine.

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Vintage Garage Parts Sorter c1960
Vintage Garage Parts Sorter c1960

$75.00

Straight from your grandfather's garage, this mid-century parts sorter spins on a pivot so that you can organize and display all of your prized possessions. Twelve jars screw into the central axis that can be fixed to any wall in your home by the metal bar. We love the chipped red paint, which is...

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Damage Control Phone, c1944
Damage Control Phone, c1944

$750.00

Ah, wouldn't it be wonderful a simple telephone call was enough to put everything to rights? While this "Damage Control Telephone" is no longer operable, it is a fascinating remnant of marine history. Based on the handwritten tag that came with it, our salvage sleuths speculate that the phone ca...

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Aluminum Stocking Form by The Philadelphia Drying Machinery Co. Pat. 1912
Aluminum Stocking Form by The Philadelphia Drying Machinery Co. Pat. 1912

$400.00

Until Frederick M. Vogel invented the Electrically Heated Hosiery Form, stockings were dried in a warming chamber. This device, which Vogel patented in 1912, would dispense with the bulky chamber and replace it instead with rows of electrically-warmed aluminum stocking forms, which would heat the...

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Cast Bronze Finial From a Best Buggy Whip Display Rack C1890
Cast Bronze Finial From a Best Buggy Whip Display Rack C1890

$500.00

Even the best buggy whips could not stand up against the speed (and growing popularity) of the automobile. This cast bronze finial comes to us from the last few years of the 19th century, which also happened to be the last few years of the buggy whip. The star-shaped finial would have graced the ...

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Medieval Revival Cast Iron Smoking Stand W/ Dragon C1925
Medieval Revival Cast Iron Smoking Stand W/ Dragon C1925

$675.00

No lounge is complete without the addition of a handsome smoking stand, and no smoking stand is complete without a dragon keeping watch. As a fellow-firebreather, the dragon is an ideal smoking companion, made even more appealing by his fantastic Medieval Revival style. The stand is armrest-heigh...

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Collection of Four Rustic Wooden Clamps C1935
Collection of Four Rustic Wooden Clamps C1935

Sold as a set of 4.

$85.00

From 4" to 12" in height, this collection of vintage wooden clamps would make a wonderful industrial statement. Put them to work in your wood shop, mount them on your wall, use them as imaginative book ends -- however you use them, be sure to enjoy them.

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Vintage Tote-All Workshop Tool Box C1960
Vintage Tote-All Workshop Tool Box C1960

$125.00

The name says it all: you'll be able to stow and carry all of your favorite tools with this fantastic Tote-All. We love the bright colors, the lively letter forms, and the handy removable tray, perfect for small parts.

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Collection of Three Rustic Wooden Clamps C1935
Collection of Three Rustic Wooden Clamps C1935

Sold as a set of 3.

$72.00

From 4" to 12" in height, this collection of vintage wooden clamps would make a wonderful industrial statement. Put them to work in your wood shop, mount them on your wall, use them as imaginative book ends -- however you use them, be sure to enjoy them.

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Storage & Utility

Green and Grey Enamel Kitchen Utensils W/ Gold Pinstripe C1935
Green and Grey Enamel Kitchen Utensils W/ Gold Pinstripe C1935

$65.00

Straight from an early-century provincial kitchen, this wonderful set of enamel cooking utensils features a wall-mounted back plate, a ladle, a sieve and two serving spoons, all in a delightful mint green and grey color combination. This set also boasts lovely gold pinstriping on the back plate a...

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Red and Grey Enamel Kitchen Utensils C1935
Red and Grey Enamel Kitchen Utensils C1935

$65.00

Straight from an early-century provincial kitchen, this wonderful set of enamel cooking utensils features a wall-mounted back plate, a ladle, a sieve and two serving spoons, all in a delightful sunburst red and grey color combination. We love the age and wear associated with these pieces, which...

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Green and White Enamel Kitchen Utensils W/ Gold Pinstripe C1935
Green and White Enamel Kitchen Utensils W/ Gold Pinstripe C1935

$65.00

Straight from an early-century provincial kitchen, this wonderful set of enamel cooking utensils features a wall-mounted back plate, a ladle, a sieve and two serving spoons, all in a delightful mint green and white color combination. This set also boasts lovely gold pinstriping on the back plate ...

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Green and Red 20 Drawer Industrial Parts Cabinet C1940s
Green and Red 20 Drawer Industrial Parts Cabinet C1940s

$225.00

With twenty little drawers, this mint green mid-century parts cabinet has room for all of the prized possessions in your life. Each tiny drawer has a minute wooden knob and label slot, making this both user and organization friendly. Set it on your counter to hold your spices, in your workshop to...

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Green and White Enamel Kitchen Utensils C1935
Green and White Enamel Kitchen Utensils C1935

$65.00

Straight from an early-century provincial kitchen, this wonderful set of enamel cooking utensils features a wall-mounted back plate, a ladle, a sieve and two serving spoons, all in a delightful mint green and white color combination. We love the age and wear associated with these pieces, which ...

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 Rotating Cylindrical Parts Cabinet C1940s
Rotating Cylindrical Parts Cabinet C1940s

$650.00

Ideal for organization or display, this cylindrical parts cabinet rotates on an axis so that each of the 8 troughs present themselves continuously. We imagine this cabinet in a workshop, filled with necessary tools or in a retail space, filled with prized possessions for sale. Either way, its ama...

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Delicate Miniature Wood and Metal Revolving Book Case C1900
Delicate Miniature Wood and Metal Revolving Book Case C1900

$475.00

We believe that this minute book shelf was built not as a salesman sample, as so many small furnishings were, but to hold tiny books on one's desk or a library table. In wonderful condition, the book shelf still turns with a twist of the gilt wooden knob at the top, allowing the user to select an...

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Seville Art Metal Deco Magazine Rack C1928
Seville Art Metal Deco Magazine Rack C1928

$675.00

The stamped studio name and copyright date allows us to attribute this beautifully aged magazine rack to the Seville Art Metal company, circa 1928. Seville Art Metal operated for a very short period of time in the 1920's and 1930's and this adjustable magazine rack was one of their hallmark desig...

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Mid-Century Dinner Tray with Pine Cone Motif C1950s
Mid-Century Dinner Tray with Pine Cone Motif C1950s

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$40.00

With the growing popularity of TV, the 1950's and '60's saw the advent of a new cuisine: the TV Dinner. This darling steel tray would have served many a microwaved meal, with the added benefit of being stylish as well as functional. We love the screened pine cone design, and hope you do, too! Sol...

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Brass and Boxwood Rabone Triple Duty Ruler C1910
Brass and Boxwood Rabone Triple Duty Ruler C1910

$120.00

We recently had a remarkable find: a full box of unused, new old stock, folding rulers in their original packaging. Marked number 1190, this handy little Rabone ruler performs triple duty: extends to two feet, protracts to 180 degrees and measures any level, all while folding up to fit in the pa...

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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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 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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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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Vintage Garage Parts Sorter c1960
Vintage Garage Parts Sorter c1960

$75.00

Straight from your grandfather's garage, this mid-century parts sorter spins on a pivot so that you can organize and display all of your prized possessions. Twelve jars screw into the central axis that can be fixed to any wall in your home by the metal bar. We love the chipped red paint, which is...

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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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Industrial Double Hole Punch by Marvel C1940s
Industrial Double Hole Punch by Marvel C1940s

$60.00

The Wilson Jones Company debuted their Marvel Two-Hole punch in the 1940's and the sturdy office tool has been the standard ever since. Made of cast metal, the lever and punching mechanism still work perfectly. A fantastic piece of industrial office history, ready to come home with you. Conditi...

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 Cast Metal Art Deco Postcard Holder C1920
Cast Metal Art Deco Postcard Holder C1920

$100.00

Before text messages, hand written correspondence was essential to happy relationships. This ornate Art Deco postcard holder would have proudly displayed the beloved missives. A wonderful decorative element and a highly sought after collectible. Made of cast pot metal and steel wire, full of peri...

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Petite Hand Forged Pot Rack C1900
Petite Hand Forged Pot Rack C1900

$350.00

Made from hand-wrought iron, this petite pot rack is a great way to bring the grandeur of a medieval hearth to your apartment-sized kitchen. Perfectly round, the forged cage culminates in a small iron hook, making this pot rack ready to hang right out of the box.

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Gilt Cast Iron Craftsman Andirons C1910s
Gilt Cast Iron Craftsman Andirons C1910s

$500.00

This pair of cast iron andirons features a gilt finish and simple composition. The texture is meant to resemble forge and hammer marks, implying that these were made by hand, rather than cast from a pattern. These would have been typical in an American Arts and Crafts bungalow in the 1910's and '...

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Hand Wrought Olympic Log Master Andirons C1915
Hand Wrought Olympic Log Master Andirons C1915

$1,200.00

Hand forged by the Olympic Log Masters, this pair of iron andirons features beautifully stylized rams heads. Although they date to the early 20th century, these andirons would make a stately addition to any hearth.

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Ornate Federal Brass Andirons C1820
Ornate Federal Brass Andirons C1820

$2,000.00

This pair of New England cast brass andirons dates back to the period of 1810-1820 and comes with all of the wonderful symmetry and stately simplicity of the Federal period. Good condition with excellent aged patina, suitable for any style home. The log stops may have been replaced at a later date.

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Primitive Galvanized Metal Tool Box C1910s
Primitive Galvanized Metal Tool Box C1910s

$125.00

We love all of the hand-made elements of this galvanized metal tool box. The "rivets" are made from nail heads and the handle is forge-bent steel, but the hinges and hasps are solid brass and likely salvaged from a late-19th century oak machinist's chest. A wonderful piece of folk art, and useful...

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U.S. Airman's Tool Box C1940s
U.S. Airman's Tool Box C1940s

$75.00

The name Carlton F. Hartman is stenciled to the top of this primitively made galvanized metal tool box above the words "U.S. Air Force." While this box doesn't look government issue, it is a charming and functional relic of the mid-century military period. Perfect for storing your prized possessi...

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New Old Stock Green File Away Cabinet C1940
New Old Stock Green File Away Cabinet C1940

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$125.00

Is there anything more charming than this new old stock mid-century parts cabinet? We don't know what we love more: the delightful mottled texture, the stamped File Away lable or the useful four-drawer organization. This fantastic little cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your priz...

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Industrial Blue Craftsman Parts Cabinet C1940
Industrial Blue Craftsman Parts Cabinet C1940

$100.00

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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Industrial IRC Metal Parts Cabinet C1950s
Industrial IRC Metal Parts Cabinet C1950s

$100.00

This fantastic little cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your prized possessions. Made of industrial grade metal, with bold colors and a fun mid-century logo, this cabinet is small enough to fit on your bookshelf or table, but bright enough to add character to any room. Each drawer...

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Pair of Stackable 2 Drawer Parts Cabinets C1940s
Pair of Stackable 2 Drawer Parts Cabinets C1940s

$100.00

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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Green Faux Leather Hartmann Wardrobe Trunk C1920s
Green Faux Leather Hartmann Wardrobe Trunk C1920s

$350.00

Founded in 1877 by Joseph S. Hartmann, the Hartmann Company still exists today and remains one of the nation's finest producers of trunks and leather goods. This example, bound in green and black faux leather, dates from the 1920's and still boasts many of its original components. While it still ...

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Adjustable Oak and Iron Library Stand C1890s
Adjustable Oak and Iron Library Stand C1890s

$900.00

This impressive contraption folds, swivels, lifts, collapses and can be disassembled for transport. It is a completely adjustable book stand, designed for the portability. Built to accommodate books of all shapes and sizes, the oak panels open, close and spread so that the book is always support...

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Industrial Spinning Parts Cabinet C1940s
Industrial Spinning Parts Cabinet C1940s

$875.00

Ideal for organization or display, this cylindrical parts cabinet rotates on an axis so that each of the 5 levels present themselves continuously. We imagine this cabinet in a workshop, filled with necessary tools or in a retail space, filled with prized possessions for sale. Either way, its amaz...

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Art Deco Cocktail Shaker W/ Bakelite Details C1930s
Art Deco Cocktail Shaker W/ Bakelite Details C1930s

$225.00

The paradox of the Prohibition era is that during those same years, the art of mixing cocktails rose to great popularity, and shakers like this were required equipment for making the latest and greatest drinks. With a stunning chromium finish, this fantastic cocktail shaker boasts Art Deco stylin...

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Dandy Little Shaving Mirror W/ Implements C1920s
Dandy Little Shaving Mirror W/ Implements C1920s

$375.00

A wonderful addition to any bathroom vanity, this handsome little mirror features a silver painted cast pot-metal base, a milkglass soap dish and a horse hair lather brush. Use this great piece as a fun decorative element and put it to work, too. The mirror has wonderful character with a few chip...

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Japanned Copper Scissor Arm Mirror C1890s
Japanned Copper Scissor Arm Mirror C1890s

$1,250.00

This mirror boasts some of the most wonderful detail in finish and style, perfectly representative of late 19th-century design. With japanned copper finish and a beveled glass mirror, this piece promises style and functionality. See additional photos for condition of the mirror. Condition notes...

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Enormous Aluminum Porthole Mirror C1960
Enormous Aluminum Porthole Mirror C1960

$750.00

Ideal for a sophisticated seaside home, this polished aluminum porthole has been outfitted with a beautiful beveled glass mirror. The 2" fasteners unhinge, allowing the porthole to swing open, which would make an incredible and unique medicine cabinet or unexpected storage place. At 29" wide, thi...

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Victorian Vanity Mirror W/ Cast Iron Base C1890s
Victorian Vanity Mirror W/ Cast Iron Base C1890s

$425.00

At 18" tall, with a 5" mirror diameter, this sweet little vanity mirror most likely graced a department store beauty counter or jeweler's display case, but happens to be the perfect size for an apartment or guest bathroom. The round mirror has a wonderful bevel and the base is iron, cast with an ...

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Neo-Classical Expandable Book Ends C1930
Neo-Classical Expandable Book Ends C1930

$290.00

Cast from solid brass, this unique expandable book end features three Grecian figures, each of them presented in a different pose. The poses might look familiar as they seem to represent the Japanese maxim: See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. A lovely and useful piece, perfect for any room ...

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Polished Chrome Astatic D-104 Microphone C1960
Polished Chrome Astatic D-104 Microphone C1960

$125.00

In the world of ham radio, the Astatic Microphone is king. This lovely polished chrome model was first designed in the 1930's, but remained one of the most popular mouthpieces through the 1970's (our edition dates to about 1960). A fun piece of radio history and a great decor element. Plus, it wo...

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Unique Finds

Rare and Remarkable Flairspecs Glasses Display C1955
Rare and Remarkable Flairspecs Glasses Display C1955

$475.00

Held inside this velvet-lined carrying case resides one of the most incredible collections of mid-century eye-wear we've ever seen. Produced by Flairspecs in the 1950's, this line of glasses was called the "Private Secretary" -- need we say more? The case, which is wrapped in sea-foam green vi...

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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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Incredible and Rare Prosthetic Arm C1930s
Incredible and Rare Prosthetic Arm C1930s

$950.00

Made from wood, leather and steel, this incredible prosthetic arm has several mechanical components, making it a much improved addition to the wearer. The lever at the base of the forearm allows the angle of the elbow to be set, while the cord, when pulled, allows the gloved hand to open and clos...

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Hand Carved Mermaid Figurehead C1940s
Hand Carved Mermaid Figurehead C1940s

$2,200.00

This breathtaking beauty comes to us from the oldest family owned restaurant in Portland, the Dan and Louis Oyster Bar. The Oyster Bar was first founded in 1907 and by the 1920's was a favorite haunt of Portland journalists. This hand-carved mermaid was once positioned as the figurehead on a gall...

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Majestic Folk Art Eagle Statue C1960
Majestic Folk Art Eagle Statue C1960

$1,200.00

Is there anything more American than a chainsaw sculpture of a proud eagle? This incredible piece of folk art demonstrates some of the styles and techniques of early chainsaw artists, particularly the dramatic cross-hatching on the chest and wings. An unparalleled piece of Americana, and a must h...

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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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 Vintage Lion Amusement Park Mask C1930s
Vintage Lion Amusement Park Mask C1930s

$1,500.00

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, salvaged fur coat fox tails and imagination, this Lion is also comprised of nearly a century of children's laughter. One of thos...

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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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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 Black Horse Amusement Park Mask C1930s
Vintage Black Horse Amusement Park Mask C1930s

$1,300.00

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, real horse hyde and imagination, this dashing stead is also comprised of nearly a century of children's laughter. One of those rare pie...

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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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Antique House Builders Model C1920s
Antique House Builders Model C1920s

$500.00

As the model for an accomplished house builder, this miniature home features all of the different elements found in a full scale structure: floor joists, cross beams, different types of framing, sub flooring, and different roofing options. Made from fir that has weathered perfectly over time, thi...

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19th Century Ferris Wheel Chair
19th Century Ferris Wheel Chair

$425.00

Rustic and delightful, this tiny hand built and hand painted carriage would have spun through the air on a small Ferris Wheel. Painted with scrolls and flowers, the bench is made of simple wooden slats, which would have originally been covered with cushions. A great decorative element that would ...

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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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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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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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 Worn Leather Boxers Gloves C1930s
Worn Leather Boxers Gloves C1930s

$200.00

Put up your dukes. This pair of antique leather packs a vintage punch: aged and weathered leather reveals the horse hair stuffing in the cuff and thumb, all of which combines to add even more character to these charming gloves. The cinching ties have been knotted so the the gloves can hang on you...

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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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Seville Art Metal Deco Magazine Rack C1928
Seville Art Metal Deco Magazine Rack C1928

$675.00

The stamped studio name and copyright date allows us to attribute this beautifully aged magazine rack to the Seville Art Metal company, circa 1928. Seville Art Metal operated for a very short period of time in the 1920's and 1930's and this adjustable magazine rack was one of their hallmark desig...

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Frankel Company Shop Mirror C1910
Frankel Company Shop Mirror C1910

$675.00

Made by the Frankel Company, creators of fine shop display fixtures from the late 1800's through the 1930's, this wonderfully aged copper mirror features an adjustable base and a beveled glass face, all in very nice vintage condition. The base raises and lowers about eight inches and the face of ...

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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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Small Vanity Mirror with Decorative Base C1900
Small Vanity Mirror with Decorative Base C1900

$180.00

At 13 1/2" tall, with a 6" mirror diameter, this sweet little vanity mirror most likely graced a department store beauty counter, but happens to be the perfect size for an apartment or guest bathroom. The round mirror has a wonderful bevel and the base is iron, cast with an ornate an symmetrical ...

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 Antique Chrome Wire Dice Tumbler C1920
Antique Chrome Wire Dice Tumbler C1920

$200.00

Luck be a lady. With a turn of the handle, three bakelite dice tumble around this chrome wire cage, deciding the next players fate. Perfect for display, decor or as part of any collectors trove of vintage games.

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Antique Metal Bingo Ball Dispenser C1950s
Antique Metal Bingo Ball Dispenser C1950s

$350.00

The sculptural design of this antique Bingo Ball Dispenser reminds us of the Eiffel Tower. The wire cage, which is covered in a rubber coating to muffle the sound of the wooden balls that once tumbled inside, spins with a turn of the bakelite handle. A great conversation piece, perfect for a them...

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Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plywood Leg Splint C1942
Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plywood Leg Splint C1942

$1,200.00

The precursor to modern molded wood furniture design, this leg splint was commissioned from Charles and Ray Eames by the United States Navy in World War II. The goal of the project was to design something lightweight, modular and inexpensive and the Eames Splint was all that and more. This origin...

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Mounted Alaskan Red King Crab Specimen C1940s
Mounted Alaskan Red King Crab Specimen C1940s

$2,450.00

This creature of the sea comes to us from the oldest family owned restaurant in Portland, the Dan and Louis Oyster Bar. The Oyster Bar was first founded in 1907 and by the 1920's was a favorite haunt of Portland journalists. Mounted in a hand-made shadow box, this enormous Alaskan Red King Crab (...

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Rare AJ Nystrom Slated Teaching Globe C1940s
Rare AJ Nystrom Slated Teaching Globe C1940s

$1,800.00

Can you find Franz Josef Land? Industrial teaching globes always play hard to get, so we were thrilled to locate this one. This rarity was manufactured by A.J. Nystrom & Co. of Chicago Illinois, the U.S.'s oldest publisher of educational maps, globes and geographical materials. Often called "...

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Fraternal Order Obelisk, c.1950
Fraternal Order Obelisk, c.1950

$300.00

The Order of DeMolay was founded in Missouri in 1919 for young men of faith and virtue. One peculiarity of the organization: advisors are referred to as "Dad." Another peculiarity: this painted wood obelisk, which might have guarded the entrance to meetings. The inset glass panel once had a ligh...

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Mid-Century Global Air Race Game Globe C1952
Mid-Century Global Air Race Game Globe C1952

$100.00

This brightly colored and boldly graphic tin globe was more than just an educational decor element, it was the gameboard for one of the 1950's most exciting diversions: Global Air Race! Spin the pinwheel at the base of the globe to advance your magnetic airplane around the world. The first player...

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Weathered Motorcycle Seat Carcass C1940s
Weathered Motorcycle Seat Carcass C1940s

$200.00

Rust, steel and springs. This industrial work of art is actually the carcass of a 1940's motorcycle seat. A fantastic and unique piece of rustic wall decor that is sure to be a conversation piece in any home.

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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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Aluminum Stocking Form by The Philadelphia Drying Machinery Co. Pat. 1912
Aluminum Stocking Form by The Philadelphia Drying Machinery Co. Pat. 1912

$400.00

Until Frederick M. Vogel invented the Electrically Heated Hosiery Form, stockings were dried in a warming chamber. This device, which Vogel patented in 1912, would dispense with the bulky chamber and replace it instead with rows of electrically-warmed aluminum stocking forms, which would heat the...

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Cast Bronze Finial From a Best Buggy Whip Display Rack C1890
Cast Bronze Finial From a Best Buggy Whip Display Rack C1890

$500.00

Even the best buggy whips could not stand up against the speed (and growing popularity) of the automobile. This cast bronze finial comes to us from the last few years of the 19th century, which also happened to be the last few years of the buggy whip. The star-shaped finial would have graced the ...

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Paris By Night Paint By Numbers Diptych C1958
Paris By Night Paint By Numbers Diptych C1958

$300.00

What's more charming than a paint by numbers scene of Paris By Night? What about a pair of them? This is a rare paint by numbers diptych, depicting two scenes of a rainy evening in Paris. These do-it-yourself works of art were produced and distributed by Craft Master, a division of Palmer Paint C...

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Pair of Handsome Plaster Lion Cartouches C1930
Pair of Handsome Plaster Lion Cartouches C1930

$975.00

Depending on who you ask, these rare snarling charmers were either salvaged from a 1930's New England movie theater or an East Coast 1920's boardwalk carousel. Either way, they're just about as handsome as they come. While they were cast from the same mold, they were hand painted, so individual c...

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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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Amusement Park Dinosaur C1960
Amusement Park Dinosaur C1960

43" H x 80" W x 24" D

$950.00

Straight from a mid-century amusement park, this smiling skeletal Brontosaur was once covered in hand-painted paper mache. Today, the mache has melted away, leaving behind the wonderful wire and mesh relic before you. At 43" tall, this dino is the perfect addition to any interior or exterior spac...

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Set of Three New Old Stock Reflective Danger Signs C1930s
Set of Three New Old Stock Reflective Danger Signs C1930s

Sold as a set of three.

$155.00

Meant to mark the entrance to a mine shaft, these handy little Danger signs feature double sided decals, a reflective-glass-bead finish and a 14" stem. We love that they are simple and utilitarian, yet unique and unexpected. With a dozen in stock, we've put a few of them to make an unusual one-of...

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