Posted 6 years ago
Thank you Scottvez for giving me more information on this wonderful old image: a daguerreotype half-plate circa 1850's in nice old burled frame (overall 11"x13). I watched Cold Mountain again this weekend and recognized the vest the gentleman is wearing is at least 1860's. Don't clean this image! Mine was so filthy - could hardly see anything so I took this out of frame and wiped w/t-shirt - and cleaned the glass but Scott said that was enough - and put it back right away. Thanks!
Pic 2: I've enjoyed looking at other friends collections and how they actually look in their home.
On this tiny wall 6 ft 6" x 9 ft high: The main oil was painted by a long-ago resident here of the beach outside our bldg. It's marked St. Regis in pencil on frame. Not great art but to me? GREAT ART. Yes, it needs restoring. It belongs to the bldg. but I saved it from being thrown out to the thrift store a few yrs ago. Above you see my copper masks 1930's-50's, a very strange 1950's chalkware Mary plaque, a very nice ceramic Delft art tile of 2 geese, Godey's women's litho print 1866 and ...some of my fabulous bakelite buckles threaded on a satin ribbon. No the lampshade isn't old, but the lamp is. Wonderful old sewing box and wool latch rug. Great old Blanket box circa 1920....and 3 wood tourist boxes from Mexico.
Pic 3 shows the extent of my taxidermy items for Fortapache to enjoy: Scary FL alligator claw and mink foot from Hungary. I love old graphic images - this one is from a Redstone matchbox cover.