Friday, February 17, 2012

February 18th in Sandwich, MA ~ Be There!

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 18th, I'm going to set up at Lisa Davis' Sandwich Antiques & Collectibles Show at the Henry T. Wing School cafeteria, 33 Water Street (Rt 130), Sandwich, MA, from 10am-2pm. I'm going to meet my friend, Keith, from Old Saybrook, CT, and together we'll set up in a double space.

We don't bring junque to these sales, and what we do bring is not cheap, but it is reasonably priced, a downright bargain for the retail buyer, and with plenty of room left in it for the trade.

Here's a glimpse at a couple of fresh to the market things that we've uncovered in the last couple of weeks...

Cast Iron Planters designed by Thomas Jeckyll [att.]

I have no idea where these cast iron window boxes were made, but I'm quite certain they are not American and equally sure they have some significant age. They look vaguely Asian, but not convincingly so. They're nominally 24 and 21 inches long. It was suggested to me that these were probably designed by the English architect and designer Thomas Jeckyll in the 1870s. Jeckyll was a pioneer in the Aesthetic Period movement known as Japonisme or Anglo-Japanese, which explains the Asian look. Preliminary research is convincing enough to lead me to attribute these confidently to Jeckyll, for manufacture by Barnard, Bishop & Barnard, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

And this absolutely fabulous hand-braided wool rug is big, in the range of 8 feet in diameter!

(As always, everything you see here is subject to prior sale.)