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Delftware Costrel 

Probably London, c.1650

English whiteware costrel in the form of a wine bottle with suspension lugs for a leather thong to hang it from the belt. The back is flattened to hang against the body. Blue dash decoration, nicely freehand and flowing. A very sparsely documented form, worthy of a serious collection. Picked from a private collection in Essex, Mass. A similar pewter costrel was found in the hull of the Mary Rose which sank in 1545, so the form has a long history.

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xf153

 

Chip Carved Candlebox 

English, c.1725

10 out of 10 don't you think? Exceptionally detailed carving, all done with the point of a knife and laid out with compasses -- a long winter's project for someone with equal skill and patience. Embellished with brass studs, flowers and stars. The more closely you look at this, the more you'll see and the more you'll be amazed. The medullary flecks in the beech are similar to the rays in quarter-sawn oak. The beech has been stained to resemble oak.

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wi1521

 

Joint Stool 

English, c.1635

Richly waxed "English" finish with great color -- if you like the dry, "American" finish, stay away! This one truly glows as it shades from chestnut to chocolate.

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xc2051

 

Valuables Cabinet 

English, c.1735

Simply elegant. An early Georgian valuables cabinet with six drawers, ready and waiting for jewelry or other small trasures. Finely dovetailed case and drawers, with early widely spaced dovetails. Good, rich color, all drawers work smoothly.

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vk153

 

Joined and Paneled Coffer 

English, probably Yorkshire, c.1675

We like the elaborated lunettes on the top rail, the inlay on the muntins and the lozenges on the panels (the central larger than the flankers.) The channel on the framing members is treated in three ways: plain on the lid, punch decorated on the stiles and lower rail, and inlaid on the muntins. Imaginative thinking by the joiner. A rich color that brings out the grain of the quarter-sawn oak -- all in all a good medium sized coffer that will fit easily under a window of at the foot of your bed.

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tk1521

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