1920’s Barstow Gas Stove
Looking into a stove located in my mothers home. The marking/tags state that it was made by the Barstow Stove Company, Rhode Island. This stove does still work although it has not been used in a number of years. I would say it is excellent to very good condition. Looking for any information on value that anyone may have.
I am interested in information about D. Kaiting, artist of a painting I purchased at an auction. It is an oil painting of a landscape, 2′ x 3′ in a gold frame. I’d like to know about the artist.
Daryle Lambert – I’ll Take it All
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Vehicles & Accessories
While Country collectors and decorators emphasize the vehicles and accessories from the horse-drawn vehicle era, there is growing collector interest in steam and gasoline powered equipment. The decorating community views vehicles and vehicle accessories primarily as accent pieces. They frequently can be found in department store window displays. Favorite forms include sleighs and surreys. Animal-drawn […]
Wood & Natural Materials
Rural America used wood because it was inexpensive and readily available. As land was cleared for settlement and farming, the wood from trees became fuel for heat or lumber for building or material for manufacturing a host of products ranging from barrels to furniture. Grain and tone explain the appeal of natural wood. Each piece […]
The Country look focuses on baskets made of splint, rye straw or willow. Emphasis is placed on handmade examples. Nails or staples, wide splints which are thin and evenly cut, or wire bail handles denote factory construction which can date to the mid-19th century. Painted or woven decorated baskets rarely are handmade, unless American Indian. […]
Boxed storage was commonplace in the rural American home. Although pasteboard boxes were available, most rural individuals preferred boxes made from wood. There simply was something sturdy and lasting about a wood box. Boxes were designed for specific tasks. Among the most commonly found forms are candle boxes, document boxes, jewelry, and knife boxes. Everything […]
Buckets, Barrels, & Bowls
Wooden buckets, barrels and bowls were a necessity in rural America. Barrels were used to store a variety of materials ranging from fruits to flour to whiskey. Every medium-size village along a major transportation route had a cooper in residence. Burl bowls were prized possessions. Owners were captivated by the individuality of the grain. They wore […]
The Abingdon Sanitary Manufacturing Company began manufacturing bathroom fixtures in 1908 in Abingdon, Ill. The company’s art pottery line was introduced in 1938 and eventually consisted of more than 1,000 shapes and forms decorated in nearly 150 different colors. In 1945 the company changed its name to Abingdon Potteries, Inc. The art pottery line remained in […]