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JUNE 2018

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This page is completely changed during the first week of each month to feature a selection of new acquisitions. Page two shows additional inventory.

old hickory furniture set

Old Hickory Mushroom Cap Chairs
These slat-seat, slat-back chairs appear in the 1937 Old Hickory catalog. This set includes one arm chair and three rocking chairs. The front leg uprights end in turned, mushroom-shaped finials, an unusual design treatment for hickory chairs. The oak seat slats dip with a bend as well as slope backwards for comfort. Branded Old Hickory, Martinsville, Indiana.
Circa 1937
Rockers: 28" w, 33" d, 33.25" h
Chair: 28.5" w, 23" d, 35.25" h

What's to love: The surface has a rich patina and an appealing alligatored texture.


braided rug

Braided Rug
This tightly braided rug highlights alternating bands of colorful braids with rows of black outlining. The beige, red, green, and plum rows each feature two shades of their primary color, creating a lively graphic interplay.
Circa 1940
55" w, 34" h

What's to love: Being rectangular rather than round is an appealing design variation for a hand-braided rug.


faux bamboo mirror

Faux Bamboo Mirror
A revived craze for exotic Asian decor sprang up in the third quarter of the 19th century, giving rise to "faux bamboo" which imparts the look of bamboo to more substantial furniture pieces than could be made from actual, lightweight bamboo. This mirror's frame is a hard pine, and the detailed, faux bamboo applied turnings are hardwood, as are the classical urn-shaped finials. The whole frame has a golden, age-crazed surface.
Circa 1880
33" w, 33" h

What's to love: Faux bamboo continues to be a popular choice for summer home decor, from oceansides to lakesides.


chewink bookends

Bradley & Hubbard Bird Bookends
These cast iron bookends accurately depict Eastern Towhees, whose former common name was "Chewink," the name that appears on their brass nameplates. The quality of the bookends is evident not only in the fine casting and detailed paint decoration, but also in the iron’s solidity and heft. They are both marked on the back with the round "B&H" logo.
Circa 1920
Each: 5" w, 2.75" d, 5.75" h

What's to love: The simple scalloped edge along the top and echoed on the base lends delicacy to these solid bookends.


tile plant stand

Mosaic Tile Iron Stand
This graceful stand has a tripod base with three iron rods comprising each leg and a triangular bottom stretcher. The round top and two small side panels are hammered iron, and the two larger, curved side panels have small mosaic tiles in a blue and white wave design.
Circa 1920
14" diameter top, 40" h

What's to love
: Vestiges of green paint on the legs and side panel lend the appearance of verdigris.


old hickory table

Old Hickory Hexagonal Table
This is an early and uncommon Old Hickory design first appearing in the 1914 Old Hickory Chair Company catalog. It has a 3-board hexagonal oak top, a round oak shelf, and six hickory pole legs with hickory arches between them. Branded Old Hickory, Martinsville, Indiana.
Circa 1935
33" w, 28.5" d, 28" h

What's to love: The lower shelf, which is a rare attribute of antique hickory tables.


Pueblo drum

Pueblo Drum
This is a good, large example of a traditional New Mexican Pueblo Native American drum. A hollowed log serves as the drum body which has a dry salmon paint surface as does the rawhide lacing, and the scalloped hide top and bottom have black painted accents. It is a tall, sturdy drum in great condition with strong graphic appeal.
Circa 1920
15" diameter, 23" h

What's to love: This drum has made its way back to us via the estate of the man we sold it to while exhibiting at a show in New York City over a decade ago. We remember his artsy eye and creative style, and that he was excited about using the drum as a side table in his eclectically decorated, folk-art-filled living room.


old hickory game table

Old Hickory Game Table
This is a sturdy hickory pole table with a square oak top and four arched stretchers. It is a perfect size for puzzle building or card playing  in smaller spaces. Branded Old Hickory, Martinsville, Indiana.
Circa 1940
30" square top, 30.25" h

What's to love: There is no apron or lower stretchers to hinder legroom, and two chairs can be pushed all the way in to stow.


carved squirrel lamp

Carved Squirrel lamp
A squirrel standing on a hollow log next to a tree trunk is carved from butternut to form a lamp base that is topped with a handmade bicolor wood slat shade. It is signed twice (via chisel and stamp) by its carver, Clement Dube of Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec.
Circa 1950
10" diameter shade, 16" h

What's to love: Owning a stationary folk art squirrel carving is a great way to welcome this wild creature into your home.


log cabin box

Log Cabin Box
Details on the exterior of this little cabin include two windows, a door, and a chimney. It has a lift top that opens to reveal a paper lining printed with a cozy interior cabin scene complete with fireplace, furniture, a bearskin rug, and a braided rug being enjoyed by a hound dog.
Circa 1930
11.5" w, 7.75" d, 7.5" h

What's to love: Seeing a fully decorated room upon opening the box never fails to evoke a smile.


duck andirons

Duck Andirons

These figural andirons are cast in the shape of ducks floating in front of a cluster of cattails. There are remnants of an old green paint surface here and there.
Circa 1950
11.5" w, 20" d, 18.5" h

What's to love: Although we've owned a variety of duck andirons over the years, we had never seen this form that includes a cattail habitat background.


acorns frame

Acorns Rustic Frame
The front of this wooden frame is clad in birch bark that has a yellowed varnish surface, and is trimmed with twigs on the inner and outer edges. Acorn caps decorate the interior spaces created by the decorative twig grid work. Curiously, this handmade frame has the label of a Maine sporting goods store on the back, so it must have been supplied by a rustic craftsman back in a time when non-chain stores carried local goods.
Circa 1930
16.5" w, 12" h

What's to love: How nature provides a form as perfectly decorative as an acorn cap.

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