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
Having good color and patina; a very old granny not on the back reads:
“A What-Is-It / Worn by my Maternal Grand Mother at the age of 16 yrs., being carved
by her best young man. Mrs. J.E. Fallansbee.
(Length: 13"; width: 2.75")
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.
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")
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).
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”)
Sioux child's hooded coat made of calf hide; dyed quill and bead decoration in form of eyes, ears, and tail, front and hood trimmed in blue cloth; two unmatched glass buttons; scattered fur loss; overall very good condition. - Approximately 28-inches long with attached "tail" approximately 12-inches long.
Wonderful man's early robe in printed cotton lined in roller printed cotton chintz. The robe is stuffed with cotton batting to ensure warmth. All hand sewn as to be expected from an early textile. The gown closes with 12 cloth covered buttons. This robe is in excellent condition with the only wear at the interior collar.
Dimensions: 58" L.
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”)
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