STICKLEY #356 1/2 CHAIR. According to the THE STICKLEY MUSEUM, this dates from the early 1900s. An oak table leaf of the same thickness and patina as the chair could be used to make the arm. The original seat box spring is seen in one picture. The box spring is intact and usable; just add some cotton batting and cover it. Woven cane sheets are readily available from woodworker supply stores and as easy to install as a screen in a window frame. This is a good solid chair that will outlive anything from your discount import store. $150 for the chair. $25 for the oak board.
MAHOGANY FINIAL. 9" high (excluding the dowel on base). Quality, vintage mahogany wood. Black base not included; it is there just to support the finial in the vertical position for the photograph. This was found on the pavement following the 2016 Spring rummage sale at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL. If it fits your piece of furniture, you need it. $100.
VINTAGE WOOL SLACKS. L. L. Bean slacks I am told by the older gentleman who sold them to me about 50 years ago. He said they were too good for him to use. Extraordinarily thick wool with extra thick cotton pockets. 32" waist. Inseam measures 29"; due to the style, I think the inseam is more like an effective 30" when I tried them on. Suspender buttons. 4 pockets. Brass zippered fly. 2 pair available. One pair is slightly darker than the other. Appear unused. $75 each
1954 WOOL ARMY BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. According to the label, 31 to 32" waist, although I would put it more like 30". Inseam measures 30 1/2", although it seemed more like 32" when I tried them on. Suspender buttons. 5 pockets. Labeled "J/L/cpl/Williams Rhine Platoon." Used, but in great condition. $25
GLASS LAMP SHADE. ~3/8" hole in center. I am holding this suspended over a bare bulb. It was probably designed to be used on a ceiling fixture; I have a ceiling fixture--listed below. Could also be used on table or floor lamp. Faceted glass circles. $75
GLASS LAMP SHADE. ~3/8" hole in center. I am holding this suspended over a bare bulb. It was probably designed to be used on a ceiling fixture; I have a ceiling fixture--listed below. Could also be used on table or floor lamp. $50
PAPER LAMP SHADES. Pair. 12" square at bottom. 5" square at top. 9" high. Note a little water staining on one shade. $30
CEILING or WALL FIXTURE. Decades ago I converted this to a tabletop nightlight. The 2 position microswitch allows you to turn on one bulb or both. The fixture was unaltered. It can still be used as a ceiling fixture. Originally, it was held onto a ceiling outlet with a retaining nut over a threaded rod or tube through the center hole. The hole where the switch is located was for a pull chain or cord connected to a switch. Bulbs not included. $50
12 YELLOW FILAMENT BULBS. 11W, 120V. Standard screw base. See photo of 2 of these bulbs in the light fixture above. NEW-OLD-STOCK. $36
GOOSENECK DESK LAMP. A classic. $50
4 GALLON CROCK. Weighs 18#. 11" outside diameter, 12.25" high. No cracks! No chips! $100
TITANTIC SHIP'S PORTHOLE. 22-23" overall outside diameter with a 17-18" opening. Brass or Bronze and thick glass construction. Weighs about 95#. I use the word "titantic" as an adjective. Almost without a doubt it is from a very large ocean liner. This is the largest ship's porthole I have seen. Have you seen one larger? The back side (sea side) is curved to match the curve of the ship's hull--or your van side panel. It was bolted onto the ship's hull with twelve 1/2" diameter bolts. I got no bolts with it. I do have one copper bolt and washer to fit it and will include them. The rubber gasket probably should be replaced for seagoing use. The glass (sea side) is pitted. Now, where are you going to find another one like it? Maybe on THE Titantic. $350
MARIONETTE or PUPPET THEATER, or CABINET for whatever, beautiful figured walnut and walnut burl veneer, rounded corners, looks just like a miniature theater, antique cotton velvet curtain, about 70 years old, very well made, relatively lightweight, overall dimensions 35" wide, 35.5" high, 17" deep, stage opening 23" wide, 20" high, stage depth 15.5", plenty of room above the stage for the puppeteer's hands with access from rear, storage space above the stage with a rear hinged top, velvet feet will not mar and are height adjustable--no wobble, $400
PAIR of QUARTERSAWN OAK CABINETS, from the turn of the 20th century, 15.25" wide, 18.75" deep, 46.5" high, 3 drawers on bottom with solid brass cast filigree handles, one locking drawer (but no key) with steel floral knob handles, 13X16" carved door on top with steel floral knob handles, solid oak except for back, rail and style construction, newly rebuilt and newly refinished in oil with the patina you would expect from these vintage cabinets, Ex+, $1000.
HALL TREE, revolving clothes stand. I bought this at auction. The seller put a sticker on it that said, "J & J Kohn, Austria, ca. 1900." Much of the varnish has worn off of it, especially on the bottom section. The top revolves with just the right amount of resistance. $125.
SCULPTOR'S TABLE, solid oak base, hand wrought hardware, craftsman style construction, splayed legs with cross bracing, mortice and tenon joinery, 27.5" high, 24X24X2" solid maple top, weighs ~80#, top revolves--but not too easily because you want your workpiece to stay put, decades old--from university sculpting laboratory, top is newer, because the top is removable, it may be shipped via UPS. $400. This table is really well built. Sculptors pounded stone on this tabletop; it is designed to support hundreds of pounds. When I got it, the original top was a bunch of oak wood fibers loosely held together because of the pounding and weight it had suffered over the years. The legs, however, are as sturdy as new. I am currently using it in my machine shop. The piece of equipment on it in the 1st photo weighs over 100#; it will support a whole lot more. I now have a 30" diameter maple butcher block tabletop available that you may have in place of the square top. Although, personally, I would prefer the square top with clipped corners--resulting in an 8 sided top to more closely match the base; I'll neatly clip the corners of the square top for you for $50.
OAK COLUMN PARTS. Average diameter about 12". I will use them as picture frames for round image photographs one day, if I do not sell them 1st. #1, $50. #2, $50. #3, $60. set of 3, $100.
DECORATIVE SHELF BRACKETS. The 1st one is ~4X6". The 2nd one is ~6X8". $15 each
NCR CASH DRAWER, brass and oak, with key, lock works, drawer slides smoothly, oak top hinged compartment with small storage space with hinged masonite cover, 3/4" plywood base with solid oak perimeter, solid, heavy, clean, $200
WALNUT PLANT STAND. 2 feet tall, flowerpot and plant not included. $100.
MAHOGANY VASEwith custom made watertight plastic insert should you want to put some fresh cut flowers in it. $200.
York 5# cast iron weight. As simple as you can get. One solid piece of cast iron. Ergonomic. $50.
ANTIQUE BALANCE, Fairbanks brand, with weight on screw for balance adjustment, with sliding weights on balance beam to weigh to 75#, cast iron, tabletop model, Ex, $75
SILVER CIGARETTE CASE, back side plain, $15
SILVER CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, work, $20 for pair
SILVER PICTURE FRAME with "LLH" intitials, 8X10" size, $20
WOOD FAUCET OR SPIGOT, about 8.5" long with lever operated handle, marked "Redlich's Warranted Faucets, fully saturated, Redlich manufacturing Co., Chicago," and stamped with #2, great condition, no wear on the tapered shaft, no odor, may never have been used, tapered shaft that goes into keg tapers from .912 to 1.38", Mint, $40
OAK COMMODE WATER TANK, copper waterproof lining, designed to be mounted on the wall above the commode--connected by a pipe (pipe not included) and activated by a pull chain (chain not included). Most of the stopper and flusher hardware is not present; modern components will do as they will not be seen. Designed to hang flush on the wall with a French cleat--included. Would make a great plant container or use as originally intended. $200
Sausage making machine, 6&8 quart size, with large and small pressure plates, interior perforated cylindrical liner, manual crank, with the interior perforated cylindrical liner, which is designed to be used with the smaller pressure plate, you can probably also use this as a fruit press, although this is more substantial than your usual fruit press, weighs 40#, surface rust, will clean up easily, complete, Ex+, $125
MILLERS FALLS BREAST DRILL #120A, for straight shank drills to 1/2", 2 gear ratios, Ex, $75
MILLERS FALLS BREAST DRILL, for straight shank drills to 1/2", gear ratios, adjustable length crank arm, built-in bubble level, appears older in design than the above (instead of rod between breastplate and chuck, there is a cast iron shat with open spaces), Ex, $60. You will find this and other tools on my Tools web page.
Volkswagen crest, wolf over castle over water, mounting prongs intact, ~2" high. I do not remember for sure, but this may have come off of a 1960 VW bug. $45