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Fragment of Carved Rail 

English, c.1530

Short section of a rail, pierced and carved with running motif of artichokes. Possibly from a bed rail -- artichokes were aphrodisiacs! In 1576, Dr. Bartolomeo Boldo wrote, “It has the virtue of . . . Provoking Venus for both men and women; for women making them more desirable, and helping the men who are in these matters rather tardy.” We know that Henry VIII grew them. Waxed English surface with dark honey color, perfect for wherever you want to hang it!

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Three Toy Skillets 

American, 18th/19th c.

Two from the 18th/early 19th century with gate-type sprues on underside, one 19th century with "4" underneath. Just imagine a girl playing at being a cook with them -- and, more importanly, learning the basic housewifery she'll need later on!

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Treen Salt 

English, c.1700

How often can you have a drink in the pub where one of your antiques was first used? Now's your chance. This salt is inscribed "Cooper Inn London", probably for the Coopers Arms (1638) in Covent Garden. The inn changed its name to the Lamb and Flag in 1772 and is still open today tucked away down Rose Lane. Charles Dickens was a frequent customer, and so can you be. Nicely turned, untouched surface, shallow bowl for scooping salt out with fingers. What a find!

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Engraved Beaker 

French, 1663

Engraved with a nobleman's coat of arms with chevron and four torteaux supported by unicorns. On the reverse is the nobleman himself with his heraldic shield and sword.

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ze524

 

Chandelier 

Dutch, c. 1675

A six-light chandelier that has never been wired for electricity. We've owned it for many years and have eaten many a dinner in the warm, soft light that it gives. The arms and reflectors unhook for easy cleaning.

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