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Max Halberstadt Photograph of Sigmund Freud - 1stdibs
Alexander Westerhoff Antiques - Solid Silver Owl Form Humidor - 1stdibs
Just Folk - Bertha Blackburn - Newspaper Log Cabin - 1stdibs
Multitasking device for the eccentric, elderly gentleman: T.C. Donobedian’s Paris Flea - Fishing Rod Dandy Cane - 1stdibs

Multitasking device for the eccentric, elderly gentleman: T.C. Donobedian’s Paris Flea - Fishing Rod Dandy Cane - 1stdibs

Sultana - Taylor High Voltage Electrical Resistors fit for Dr. Frankenstein-style experiments - 1stdibs
Mantiques Modern - Mid Century Jack Hammer mounted on Custom Stand - 1stdibs
Modernism Gallery - Grigsby-Gunrow Company - CENTURY SIX MAJESTIC American Art Deco Radio - 1stdibs
Pierre Anthony Galleries - 1940s Art Deco child’s pedal plane attributed to Murray
Lauren Stanley Silver -Unique Bernard Beiderhase set of Sterling Silver 3-D Salts and Peppers
Edwardian Dunlop Exercise Bike - 1stdibs
"…beautifully made of brass and Japanese ash. The steel ball bearings are ferried up the bucket lift, roll down the ramp to the large wheel then run along the switchbacks and back to the bottom.” Marvelous French Mechanical “Mouse Trap” Clock - 1stdibs

"…beautifully made of brass and Japanese ash. The steel ball bearings are ferried up the bucket lift, roll down the ramp to the large wheel then run along the switchbacks and back to the bottom.” Marvelous French Mechanical “Mouse Trap” Clock - 1stdibs

Florian Papp Inc. - Parkes and Hadley Patent Brass Orrey
Fascinating… I wasn’t even aware of this as an art form. Consider me schooled: “Chikuunsai was at the apex of his career when he made this outstanding basket using smoked Hobichiku bamboo with rich patina for the basket, plaiting the sides in the hemp-leaf pattern and the bottom in the hexagonal muttsume pattern. The bold handle of Kinmeichiku bamboo also has an unusually beautiful patina and strength through its bent form. In fact, the title that Chikuunsai gave the basket, »Crouching Tiger«, derives from this powerful handle.
The basket comes with its original lacquered bamboo otoshi tube to hold flowers and water and with its original fitted and inscribed kiri-wood box.
For two similar baskets using the same types of bamboo, see Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Masterworks of Form & Texture from the Collection of Lloyd Cotsen (Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 1999), item number 85 by Chikuunsai I and item number 86 by his son Chikuunsai II.” 
Ikebana flower basket entitled “Crouching Tiger” by bamboo artisan Tanabe Chikuunsai I (1877 - 1937)

Fascinating… I wasn’t even aware of this as an art form. Consider me schooled: “Chikuunsai was at the apex of his career when he made this outstanding basket using smoked Hobichiku bamboo with rich patina for the basket, plaiting the sides in the hemp-leaf pattern and the bottom in the hexagonal muttsume pattern. The bold handle of Kinmeichiku bamboo also has an unusually beautiful patina and strength through its bent form. In fact, the title that Chikuunsai gave the basket, »Crouching Tiger«, derives from this powerful handle.


The basket comes with its original lacquered bamboo otoshi tube to hold flowers and water and with its original fitted and inscribed kiri-wood box.

For two similar baskets using the same types of bamboo, see Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Masterworks of Form & Texture from the Collection of Lloyd Cotsen (Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 1999), item number 85 by Chikuunsai I and item number 86 by his son Chikuunsai II.” 

Ikebana flower basket entitled “Crouching Tiger” by bamboo artisan Tanabe Chikuunsai I (1877 - 1937)

Lightbulbs much? Loving this. Vintage Martini Glass Trade Sign - 1stdibs

Lightbulbs much? Loving this. Vintage Martini Glass Trade Sign - 1stdibs

Mallett London - Pair of Apothecary Century Scales, circa 1820