RABONE ANTIQUE RULER
Offered at $65.- SOLD
Brass 1920s Umbrella Stand
Lions on two sides
Manufacturer is unknown
height 24 inches x 9 inches across
Offered at $100.- SOLD
A lovely small oil painting created in Massachusetts and framed by, Meekins, Packard & Wheat, Inc., of Springfield, MA. The backing paper shows the label of the long gone department store, which was once very prominent in Western Massachusetts. The frame itself is rather delicate and has some corner damage. This happens to be common with old gilded plaster frames.
The details and composition are charming and the artist was certainly trained. The painting certainly shows a great deal of Realism in technique. No signature is present, so the artist is unknown.
Offered at $365.-SOLD
YOUNG LADY WITH DOG
Signed and Dated 1938
A pre-WWII portrait of a lady seated in period clothing with a small dog. The painting is signed, but the name of the artist is hard to read. The painter obviously had formal training, as the proportions and composition are well thought out. It appears to have been created over several sittings, with many layers of paint present. It’s a vibrant painting in both colour and subject. The plaster copper leaf frame is complimentary to several details within the painting. The frame has a few small repairs to the plaster, which are blended in rather well and only noticeable with a close inspection. The frame measures 24″x31″.
I was told it was painted in Massachusetts. The subject in the painting is holding a cigarette, but be assured the painting itself has no offensive smells.