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Medieval Key 

English, 1250-1450

Do you hang your keys on a key rack? Here's one that'll stand out. Do you have a cabinet of curiosities? Here's a front shelf candidate. Keys like this were made from the early 13th to the mid-15th centuries -- we've often wondered what the lock mechanism was like! Found during excavations on the Thames, London, 1978, and in a private collection since.

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Joined and Paneled Coffer 

English, 1675-1700

It's the enthusiasm of the carving that lifts this coffer out of the ordinary. The muntins, top rail and central panel all have imaginative designs that exceed the usual conventions. Rich, dark color. Possibly East Anglian.

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Mortar-Form Storage Vessel 

English, 1600-1650

This one looks really, really old. Age has caused cracks and losses, but it has also caused the grain to rise, giving the piece a wonderfully tactile surface. Great patina outside and nice dry interior. Probably had a loose fitting lid (now long gone) resting on the ledge inside. The form is found on mortars of the period, but is rare in a storage vessel. From the Whitby area of Yorkshire, found in an old house in Sands End.

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Medieval Floor Tile 

English, 1375-1450

Slip decorated with a bold lion rampant and embryonic fleur de lys in the corners. Probably made in the Severn Valley for a monastery. Warm red tint to glaze. From an English collection, bought well and thus offered at below market value.

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Small "Log" Bowl 

English, 1735 -1800

Lots of character in this bowl, sliced off a log, so the surface is the end-grain. Knife marks show it was turned upside down to eat something small and dry -- your guess is as good as ours. Rare and collectible. Pinto believes that the few bowls of this sort were all made in the same Sussex farmhouse:"Treen and Other Wooden Bygones," p. 89 and Pl 84. Also pictured in Levi: "Treen for the Table," Pl 11/19 (shown)

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wl591

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