Antique Papal Zouave Uniform, Gray Wool with Red Trim, Brass Buttons
Zouaves Pontificaux, Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican
A regiment of volunteers from all over Christendom who banded together to defend
Blessed Pope Pius IX and his temporal sovereignty between 1860 and 1871; their
uniform is a combination of the uniform of the Zouaves of Africa and the one of the
French infantries. This uniform would change the title of “bataillon de tirailleurs” into the
famous “Zouaves Pontificaux.”The New York Herald of 10 June 1868 numbered the
zouaves at 4,592, including 50 Englishmen, 10 Scots, 101 Irish, 14 Americans and 135
Canadians. Even Africa and China were represented. The largest nationality was,
perhaps surprisingly, the Dutch (1,910), followed by the French (1,301).
18th Century Flame Stitch Purse, Needlework Pocketbook
Circa 1750-1800 - SOLD
The interior with three compartments is lined with green silk and displays a tear at
interior lid fold area. The back of purse remains bright, front with scattered thinning to
wool threads, uniform fading. (6.75" x 4.25")
Bandana, Napoleon Crossing the Alps Surrounded by Famous Battle Scenes
SOUVENIRS DE NAPOLEON; printed textile
Likely France, 19th Century
We are not familiar with other examples, Rex Stark sold this example decades ago. The Fine Arts Museums Of San Francisco owns a closely related print
(Fine original condition, expertly mounted; frame: 41 by 38”, sight-size: 37 by 33.5”)
Shipping or delivery is no problem!
Antique Pleated Fan, Hand-Colored Lithograph,
Mother of Pearl, Gilt & Foil
Contained in Carved Box Featuring
Pinwheel, Hearts, & Fans Date/Period: 1860s
Measurement: Length of fan: 10.5”, box: 12.25”
Material: Paper, watercolor, pierced bone, foil, silver gilt
Condition: Imperfections, two sticks are compromised, paper is fine; box is good
with chip to thumbpiece. Displays well.
Additional Information: Paper leaf folding fan with hand-colored lithographs; the
reverse also decorated. The walnut slide lid box is chip carved, the ends feature carved
hex-like carving; the domed slide lid displays two carved fans, two hearts and a
Antique Paper Mache Milliner Head, Deposed by
Danjard The head is marked "Danjard" and
"Brevete", Circa 1860 Printed facial features
French one-piece hollow [carton] hat stand or milliner’s head and bust with painted
black hair; applied printed blue eyes, brows, lips, and bodice and neckline ruffle. Typical
minor imperfections; restoration to tip of nose and two small spots on face; minor paint
retouch at base [front], displays well. (Height: 15")
Antique Carpetbag, Painted Canvas Base, Contemporarily Lettered: E. Sibley / Webster, Mass.
Worcester County, Massachusetts, Circa 1860 to 1870
(Interior lined with linen, handles are off; we have one; lock is by Eagle Lock Co., mothing to nap, perhaps 5% Dimensions: 8 by 21 by 10")
Pair American 18th Century Coin Silver Linked Buttons, Sleeve Buttons
Engraved script, fine condition
(1 by 1”)
Pair of Chinese Export Gold Cufflinks by Wang Hing, Circa 1900
Solid gold, 14K
Straw Hat, Women's, Woven, Formed and
Hand Colored (Waterproofed),
Canted half stack upper in black,
likely sans original ribbon, but providing
a white painted band for decoration.
High Style “Boaters Hat"
Original Label: Hackett, Carhart & Co on
Broadway, New York. C. 1895
Small woman's size, meant to sit atop the head, and would be the perfect
compliment to a fashionable riding suit. Or picture it atop the "Mad
Hatter" in a version of "Wonderland". Great Hat!! An iconic fashion statement…
Fashionable hats were a premier attraction to shop for in uptown New York clothing
stores with Broadway having a large concentration of Clothing Design, Manufacture and
Retail Stores. This high style hat, resembling a fashion referred to as a "Boaters Hat"
was made between 1894 and 1904 when Hackett, Carhart & Co first used this label,
and possibly into the Edwardian period as the great basic styles lasted and lasted.
Located in The Roosevelt Building, "where Broadway and 13th Street intersect at 837-
847 Broadway/53-63 East 13th Street', erected 1893-4, Hackett, Carhart & Co. was the
primary tenant, and the building was often known as the Hackett, Carhart building.
Condition; Slight separation to small area at very top, not noticeable. Overall firm
and in excellent condition. Retaining strong colors and presence.
Pair of Small Brass Trouser Spurs
American, second half 19th century
Unmarked brass spurs with original leather straps. Known as “trouser spurs” because of the elongated neck, which was made to arch up around the hem of the wearer’s trousers. Demi-lune terminal with small-toothed rowel. (Yoke: 3”; Length: 4”)
10 Days Before the Masses...AAAWT Advance Notice Email Program
We offer a 10 Day Early Preview to All AAAWT major Web Site Updates
including Bulk Item Adds,
Special Offerings, MAD , Man-at-Artms, and BEE Ads, plus the earliest possible pre-announcments for
Major Gallery Updates, Mass Price Reductions, Special Interest Sales. Choose from "Arms Only",
"Art and Antiques Only" or 'All Updates" Just one or two emails per month with a no-hassle Opt-Out
option with every email. When you sign up here, you will be redirected to the apprpriate Advance Email
Sign-up Confirmation Page, confirming that your entry was successful, and placing you to do some shopping! Welcome to our Advance Notice Email Program !