Other Antiques


Elizabethan Firebrick 

English, late 16th c.

Wonderfully graphic brick with deeply moilded diaper decoration. The central row with heraldic lion in a wreath, and upper and lower rows with roundels. Was part of a curved structure on the edge of the hearth -- a pilaster perhaps?


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Three Medieval Portraits on Bone 

English, 15th c.

A remarkable group of three profile portraits carved on marrow bones. Probably mounted on a table cabinet for valuables. They are so lifelike they might almost be portraits of the family. One of the most exceptional examples of medieval art that we've been able to offer. From an English collection formed in the 1970s.


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Scythe Sharpener 

English, 17th/18th c.

The sort of unregarded tool that never survives. But this one did. Mowers using scythes to cut hay carried the horn sheath on their belt, and used the iron to keep the scythe razor sharp. Age has given the horn a wonderfully tactile texture. The iron is smooth on one side from use, and rough cast on the other. The form is unchanged since the Middle Ages, as the illumination shows.


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Dutch (or English), 1700-1720

An unusual find. Top of the line Dutch baroque castings mounted on a simple oak board. Removable candleholder with acorn drop.


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