Category Archives: Bric a Brac

Unusual Objects … Objects of Curiosity

Jefferson Davis Capitol Statue

Jefferson Davis Capitol Statue. PRESENTING a UNIQUE and ORIGINAL piece of AMERICAN HISTORY……..an ORIGINAL photograph of the unveiling of the Jefferson Davis Statue in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. with Jefferson Davis’s Great Grand-daughter … we are confident is Margaret Josephine Young (1912 – 1979), in the frame (clearly with the honor of carrying out…

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Zanzibar Dowry Chest

Zanzibar Dowry Chest. PRESENTING a STUNNING EXAMPLE of an Early 20th Century Zanzibar Dowry Chest from circa 1920. The chest is in the classic shape and design of what is commonly known as a ‘Zanzibar Chest’………but it was most likely made in the Middle East…Probably Oman. Oman is geographically close to the island of Zanzibar.…

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Art Deco Australian Tea Cart

Art Deco Australian Tea Cart. PRESENTING a stunning and extremely RARE Australian Antique…………..an Art Deco Australian Tea Cart from circa 1920-25. Made of Burl Wood, Walnut, Tiger and Birch with marquetry inlay of map of Australia and Tasmania with Kangaroo and Emu and armorial crest. The top of the cart and the back face are…

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Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx

Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. PRESENTING an Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. The Bowl is solid brass. It is hand decorated with hand beaten nail pins in a ‘folk art manner’ depicting the Sphinx and other people. We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older!…

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Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs

Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. PRESENTING an Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. The Bowl is solid brass. It has Chinese symbols on it’s face (but we cannot decipher them).   We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older! It is part of the Lida Calvert…

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19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug

19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug. Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE 19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug or measuring mug. Large mug….It holds 96 Fl Ounces or 3 Quarts.. From circa 1880 and made of solid copper, with large copper handles attached by way of rivets. Larger than most rum cups or mugs…..but most definitely in the same…

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Early 20C Carved Wood and Gesso Table Lamp by Thorvald Strom

Early 20C Carved Wood and Gesso Table Lamp by Thorvald Strom. PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Early 20C Carved Wood and Gesso Table Lamp by Thorvald Strom. Hand-carved by Thorvald Strom.   Thorvald Strom was a Danish artist, sculptor and furniture maker originally from Denmark but who emigrated to Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia at the turn…

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Early 20C Carved Wall Light Sconce by Thorvald Strom

Early 20C Carved Wall Light Sconce by Thorvald Strom. PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Early 20C Carved Wall Light Sconce by Thorvald Strom. Hand-carved by Thorvald Strom.   Thorvald Strom was a Danish artist, sculptor and furniture maker originally from Denmark but who emigrated to Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia at the turn of the 20th Century.…

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Early 20C Carved & Gilded Wall Light Sconce by Thorvald Strom

Early 20C Carved & Gilded Wall Light Sconce by Thorvald Strom. PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Early 20C Carved & Gilded Wall Light Sconce by Thorvald Strom. Hand-carved by Thorvald Strom.   Thorvald Strom was a Danish artist, sculptor and furniture maker originally from Denmark but who emigrated to Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia at the turn…

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Early 20C Pair of Pier Mirrors by Thorvald Strom

Early 20C Pair of Pier Mirrors by Thorvald Strom. PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Early 20th Century Pair of Pier Mirrors by Thorvald Strom. Hand-carved by Thorvald Strom.   Thorvals Strom was a Danish artist, sculptor and furniture maker originally from Denmark but who emigrated to Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia at the turn of the…

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