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Tudor Boarded Stool 

English, 16th c.

A strong candidate for the title of the "best stool we have ever owned." A Tudor stool with the typically pierced and shaped apron and boarded ends. The well-aged seat (with crack) is secured with six original pegs. Good pit saw marks inside boarded ends.

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xc8191

 

Candlestick 

Spanish, c.1675

A tall, heavy, good quality stick with high drip pan. The turnings on the stem are attractive, and those on the base are crisper and more interesting than usual.

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xb351

 

Meat Cleaver 

Dutch, late 17th c.

An interesting piece. The baroque brass handle has a lion's head (?) on the finial -- we call it a lion only because of what appears to be a mane! But it's a beast of some sort. The brass handle was cast in two pieces and brazed around the iron tang. Ex Bill Bartley collection.

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vd593

 

Wrigglework Alms Dish 

Dutch, c.1675

The center shows two figures, one wearing a crown (king or queen?) and they're holding hands -- dancing, perhaps?? Is the dance a metaphor for the English Protestants inviting Prince William of Orange to become their king? The decoration includes roses (English?) and tulips (Dutch?). Surely not William and Mary themselves? It has the form and size of an alms dish, but the absence of wear suggests it was a decorative piece for display or political statement.

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xb499

 

Standing Salt 

English, 1680-1720

Nicely proportioned, "bottom heavy" salt cellar that would have been shared among two or three diners. Wide domed base with octagonal foot, echoed on the octagonal rim to the bowl. Minor salt corrosion in bowl. Clean surface.

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wd951

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