This beautiful Vintage Tole painted Tray is in great shape, is an unusual size...12" x 24" and painted with a traditional "Cabbage Rose" motif in rich jewel tones. The word "Tole" comes from the French term meaning lacquered or enamelled. This was usually in reference to Metalware that was decorated by painting and often gilded. At art schools of the time (1700's) taught this "one-stroke" techinque with commercial trades in mind, such as painting on Pottery, Furniture and decorative items. This was an efficient, fast way to decorate items to get them to market. Tole painting is celebrated now as a form of folk art by many and gained popularity in the 18th century in the US with German and Scandinavian immigrants settling in New England. Tole painted objects (such as this tray) are sought by collectors as well as anyone looking to add a touch of whimsy to their cottage or cabin!
This week we found a 1930's period Solid Quarter Sawn Oak Entry Mirror with beautiful original Beveled Mirrors. This special piece is 49" tall, 20" wide and in great condition. It definitely has some "craftsman" influence in its design, yet would be a welcome addition to any Cabin, Lodge or Cottage! We'd like to wish everyone a safe & happy St. Patrick's Day !
"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door" ~ Irish Toast
This Original factory or "Industrial" cart is this week's featured "Tuesday Find" that we found during our Antique hunting! This is the real thing...not a reproduction as many furniture companies are selling. The Steel straping that created the sides is 1/2" thick, which is obviously why it has survived 100 years! This would be a wonderful "Firewood Rack" for any lodge or cabin with a large Fireplace! Stop by or call The Lake House in Cedar Glen to look at this unusual Find!
This week we feature a fun & unusual Vintage Door Stop that we found! This unique Door Stop is unlike anything we've seen before and is made of Cast Iron in the shape of a wonderful Fireplace Scene! It's complete with a Mantel, Hearth, Andirons & Logs! A perfect Door stop for your Lodge,
Cabin or Cottage! At 8" tall and 9 1/2" wide, it would work well as a single bookend on a shelf!
This Tuesday we found several interesting Antiques to feature! The first is a very unusual "Toboggan Ink Well set". This beautiful brass "Toboggan" holds two perfect glass ink wells! The next item is a "Flemish Style" Pyro-art Cane or Unbrella holder with a different fruit Motif on all four sides. This unique piece is held together with Boot laces! Third... these Arts & Crafts period Candlesticks feature a Lilly Leaf base and copper Candle cups...Very fun! Our last featured "Tuesday Find" is this wonderful early 1900's Wicker Desk with a Quartersawn Oak Top and one drawer. The Perfect addition to your cottage or cabin guest room! Please give us a call or email if you need more information on these or any of our "antique finds" we post each week!