Early Massachusetts lift-top advertising box with original red washed surface, circa 1840. Inner paper reads "W. I. GOODS, which he will sell VERY LOW for cash, Palm Leaf Hats or approved credit. Those wishing to purchase as above, will do well to call and examine for themselves before purchasing elsewhere. All kinds of Country produce taken in exchange for Goods. CHARLES B. MOSELY. New Salem, Aug. 1840." This charming box is 8.5 inches wide, 4 inches deep and 2 inches high. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Vice President (1969-1973) Spiro T. Agnew presentation box. This beautifully figured wood box was given to Vice President and Mrs. Agnew on March 25, 1969 by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore (Maryland). The engraved plaque on the lid is sterling silver made by Stieff Silver Company of Baltimore, MD. Excellent condition with working key. Velvet lining. One small strip of brass inlay is missing on the lower back bottom, but no scratches or repairs. Measures 3 x 10 x 13 inches.
Antique brass letter holder. French, mid 19th century. The casting is exceptionally fine: a cherub pens a note in the company of an exotic bird, amid floral sprays and scroll work. Measures 6 inches wide, 7.25 inches tall and 2.5 inches deep.
Vintage Murano glass millefiore paperweight incorporating a spade, heart, diamond and club. It is 2.5 inches wide by 2 inches high. Excellent condition.
Antique pair of faux painted bookends circa 1900. The faux books are Gardiner's History of England Ducie, Vol 111 and Vol IV. The two are so heavy and so well painted to resemble leather bindings and marbelized paper that it is hard to tell they are not real. They are felt lined to protect books, and so strong they can support most any desktop book collection. Each bookend measures 7.5 inches high, 5 inches deep with a 6 inch base. Excellent original condition.