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Mirror or Picture Frame, Cast Iron, Original Painted Decoration
Date/Period: 1850-1890


Mirror or Picture Frame, Cast Iron, Original Painted Decoration, entire view

Measurement: 9.75" x 13"

Material: Cast iron, polychrome

Condition: Very good paint and patina, previous owner fitted frame with mirror.

Additional Information: Oval mirror surmounted by a spread wing eagle…the mirror
within oval painted red, white, and blue is centered by a fuchsia.

$1,250.00

1283-138




Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia
Swell-bodied, each side molded
Date/Period: 1813


Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia, Swell-bodied, each side molded

Measurement: 16.5" x 20"; height on stand: 36.75"

Material: Cast iron; with a separate, later concrete block base or we can have a steel
base fabricated.

Condition: Fine

Literature: An engraving of the press is pictured in The American Eagle by Phillip M.
Isaacson, (Little Brown & Co., 1977), p. 50, taken from the Cyclopaedia (Philadelphia,
1813). Also see, Wendy A. Cooper, Classical Taste in America 1800-1840, (Abbeville
Press, 1993), pp. 23, 192-3.

Additional Information: Spread-wing, full relief figure of eagle in cast-iron with traces
of later paint, its talons grasping the olive branch of peace and the cornucopia of plenty,
with original forged steel mounting post,
The Columbian iron hand press was invented in 1813 by Philadelphia mechanic
George Clymer (1754-1834). Clymer made several dozen presses before leaving
Philadelphia in 1818 to manufacture presses in England by Ritchie & Co. The eagle
counterweight balanced on the counterpoise lever on the top of the press. The eagle
counterweight design appears to be directly copied from the eagle device found in
various insignia of the War of 1812 era, including cockade eagles and cap plates, the
dies of which were sculpted by Moritz Furst of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.

$3,950.00

233-41


Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia, Swell-bodied, each side molded

Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia, Swell-bodied, each side molded

Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia, Swell-bodied, each side molded



Eel and Fish Spear Heads, Lot of 4 Gigs, Hand Wrought Iron, One is Signed
Date/Period: 19th Century


Eel and Fish Spear Heads, Lot of 4 Gigs, Hand Wrought Iron, One is Signed, entire view

Measurement: top left: 13.75" x 8.5" x .75"; bottom left: 8" x 11";
Signed: 13.75" x 3.75" x 1.125"; far right: 16.5" x 3.75" x 1.475"

Material: Hand wrought iron

Condition: Good, commensurate with age and use

Additional Information: Displayed at top left is what we suspect is a sand eel rake;
bottom left appears to be a repurposed pitchfork; at right are two Chesapeake Water
Shed type “rag” spears. The example on left with straight tines is stamped with owner or
maker’s name - “G. Hoffman”

$850.00 lot of four

290-87




Vintage Double Dome Birdcage,
Two Apartments, Fine Construction
Unknown Maker


Vintage Double Dome Birdcage, Two Apartments, Fine Construction
Unknown Maker, entire view 1

The construction is reminiscent to 19th century fireplace screens, iron bar framing,
drawn wire-wrapped and secured with smaller gage wire. Tubular iron handle, nice
surface. (Height: 15"; width: 18.75"; depth: 9.75")


Vintage Double Dome Birdcage, Two Apartments, Fine Construction
Unknown Maker, entire view 2

Vintage Double Dome Birdcage, Two Apartments, Fine Construction
Unknown Maker, entire view 3

$675.00

1191-11





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