Wooden Sculpture – The Embrace

We love this solid wood carved statue of two people embracing… It’s a very nice piece, and surprisingly heavy!  

Price:  $45.00.  Plus State of Maine sales tax of 5.5%, of course!

Condition: Excellent. It appears to be vintage, but is in great shape.

Height: About 18″ high.

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Vintage Wooden Silverware Chest with Drawer

This vintage silverware chest was probably considered fairly high end at one time… maybe 100 years ago.  Heavy and solidly made, it’s still a nice piece even with its age showing.

The upper section is partitioned with slots for silverware to be stacked; the lower section has doors that open with a drawer that slides in and out.  There are handles on either side, and a brass plate on top ready to be engraved.

Includes old silverware, as shown.

Condition: Good.  It’s showing its age with a number of dings and blemishes, but is still solid.

Price: $35.00 (plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax, of course).

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Nice Primitive Wooden Chest or Box in Great Condition

Here’s a nice old primitive chest, probably intended for tools.  It’s in very good condition for its age!

Dimensions: I’m going from memory (I always forget to measure things) but think it’s about 24″W by 10″D x 10″H.

Condition:  Very good.

Price: $15.00 plus 5.5% Maine State sales tax.

Shipping & Delivery:  Please see the tabs above.

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Vintage Sign: Noel for Governor – We STILL Have This!

Sign - Noel Governor

We aren’t sure what election this sign was made for, because an internet search found two “Noels” who were Democratic state governors, but nothing on “Cure” for Representative.

Most likely this was an advertising piece for Rhode Island’s 1972 gubernatorial campaign, which was won by Philip Noel, who was in office from 1973-1977.   (The other option found thus far is Edmond Noel, who was governor of Mississippi from 1908-1912.)

Then again, Mr (Ms?) Noel may not have won the election.  It appears that the Noel-Cure ticket wasn’t successful for Mr (Ms?) Cure, so Noel may have tanked as well.

In any event, this is a great sign in wonderful condition.  If you know of anyone with the family name of Noel, or even the first name of Noel, this would be a wonderful gift!

Why do we still have it?  Who knows… I guess it just seems too cool to throw out.

Condition:  Excellent!

Dimensions:  This sign is a large 48″H x 47″W.

Price:  $25.00.  Maine State sales tax of 5.5% applies.

Shipping & Delivery:  Please see the tabs above.

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More Photos:  See below!

Sign - Noel Governor, Corner Sign - Noel Governor Close Up Sign - Noel Governor 2

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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – it was his baby.

He loved me, and oh how I loved him.

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The Beauty of Color – Tim Ashkar Print. 1992.

Tim Ashkar Print "The Beauty of Color" 1992

Tim Ashkar Print “The Beauty of Color” 1992

“Through my art, I try to portray the beauty and humanity that all people share.” – Tim Ashkar.

This is a wonderful framed and matted print.

Condition: Very Good, but with some dings on the frame.

Dimensions:  29″ W x 28″H.

Price:  $35.00.  Plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax.

Shipping & Delivery:  Please see the tabs above.

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More Photos:  Coming Soon.

Tim Ashkar Print "The Beauty of Color" 1992

Tim Ashkar Print “The Beauty of Color” 1992

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Handmade Antique Mud Scraper with Horseshoes

This antique shoe / boot mud scraper appears to have been hand-made.  It’s solid and nifty; my late husband was pretty excited when I picked it up at an auction quite a while back.  For some reason, it first landed in a corner under some other inventory where it couldn’t be seen very well, then when I downsized the shop, it ended up in a box and was completely forgotten.  But now, it’s out and ready for its new home.

With you, perhaps?

Dimensions:  I didn’t measure it but it’s probably about a foot long.

Condition: It’s old, and it’s handmade, and it’s clearly been used.

Price:  $15.00 plus 5.5% State of Maine sales tax.

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Wonderful Country Decor Style Magazine Holder

This is a great country accent piece; unlike too many magazine holders, it’s not at all flimsy and it’s quite spacious.  Store your books, magazines, knitting, or other projects!

Price:  $18.00, plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax.

Condition:  Very good; it does have a few minor dings which are to be expected.

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Vintage Brass Candlesticks as Bracelet Holders – What a Great Idea!

 
Single or twin candlesticks make great bracelet holders!

Single or twin candlesticks make great bracelet holders!

A while back as I was glancing through my emails, I saw an article in a Kovels (kovels.com) newsletter with the headline “Orphan Candlesticks as Bracelet Holders”.

I have loads of bangle and other bracelets although I rarely wear them (I’m too much of a klutz).  Trying to keep them organized has been a challenge – until I saw that headline.

Voila!  Such a simple and brilliant idea!

We have several brass candlesticks in stock – ready to help you manage those pesky but happy-making pieces of jewelry!

Condition:  Some are great; others have candle wax in them that would need to be removed.

Dimensions:  Sizes range from about 2″ high to about 8″ high.

Price:  Variable, depending on the size and condition of the pieces.  They’re mostly about $6.00 to about $10.00 each.

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Entwined Lovers – High Relief Sculpture

Lovers Bas Relief 2

This would look great in a bed & breakfast or a traditional, Victorian type home or office.  Or, it would be very cool as a contrast to a sleek, modern home.  I’m not so sure how it would fit in with Mid Century Modern… what do you think?.

From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relief):

Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief is from the Latin verb relevo, to raise. To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane.[1] What is actually performed when a relief is cut in from a flat surface of stone (relief sculpture) or wood (relief carving) is a lowering of the field, leaving the unsculpted parts seemingly raised. The technique involves considerable chiselling away of the background, which is a time-consuming exercise. On the other hand, a relief saves forming the rear of a subject, and is less fragile and more securely fixed than a sculpture in the round, especially one of a standing figure where the ankles are a potential weak point, especially in stone. In other materials such as metal, clay, plaster stucco, ceramics or papier-mache the form can be just added to or raised up from the background, and monumental bronze reliefs are made by casting.

There are different degrees of relief depending on the degree of projection of the sculpted form from the field, for which the Italian appellations are still sometimes used. The full range includes high relief (alto-rilievo), where more than 50% of the depth is shown and there may be undercut areas, mid-relief (mezzo-rilievo), low-relief (basso-rilievo, or French: bas-relief /ˌbɑːrɪˈliːf/), and shallow-relief or rilievo schiacciato,[2] where the plane is only very slightly lower than the sculpted elements. There is also sunk relief, which was mainly restricted to Ancient Egypt (see below). However the distinction between high relief and low relief is the clearest and most important, and these two are generally the only terms used to discuss most work.

Condition: Other than the minor chip seen on the left side, the piece is in great condition.  It is quite heavy.

Dimensions:  About 16″ H x 13″ W.

Price:  $24.00 plus Maine sales tax of $1.32 for a total of $25.32.

Shipping & Delivery:  Please see the tabs above.

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More Photos:  See below!

Lovers Bas Relief 4 Lovers Bas Relief 3

Lovers Bas Relief 6 Lovers Bas Relief 5

Lovers Bas Relief Lovers Bas Relief 2

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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – it was his baby.

He loved me, and oh how I loved him.

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Kind of an Odd Little “Kittens with Banjo” Folk Art

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Okay, so I seriously had no idea that cats & banjos were such a popular combination.  (And I most definitely do not remember the 1978 Little Friskies cat with banjo commercial, although I was already an adult at that time.)

It was quite surprising when I tried to research this apparently original piece to see if it was copied from a famous (or obscure) piece I knew nothing about… what I found were dozens upon dozens of cat-with-banjo drawings, depictions and so forth.  What I did not find was this one.

I also have no clue what’s going on with the back of this funny little piece that I picked up at an auction a while ago.  It looks like someone let his or her kid use the reverse of the heavy cardboard/canvas for messing around.

In any event, it’s all just very cool, for some reason.  If anyone has any ideas or information on its history, please let us know!

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Condition: The artwork itself is in pretty good condition.  It’s been in storage for quite a while now, and the art has separated from the wood frame, which is a boring plain white.  The separation occurred because it was being held in place by some dried out masking tape that just … well, dried out completely.   (It’s almost as if the artist did it that way on purpose so the back would be visible whenever someone wanted to take a look.  But that’s just a guess.)  Otherwise, it’s not in bad condition at all.  I just love this piece.

Dimensions:   20 3/4″ H x 15 1/2″ W.

Price:  $44.00 plus Maine sales tax of $2.42 for a total of $46.42.

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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.

He loved me like crazy, and oh how I loved him.

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