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Art, trunks, furniture, decor. Mostly stuff I find curbside or in dumpsters


  1. On the signature page there are the place names Moyemont and Romont, both in Vosges, France
  2. It’s hard to tell from the photos but I wonder if the paper is vellum. The only word I can really make out at the top is “flowers” - please let us know if you get any of it translated!
  3. Looks like it’s written in French
  4. Image searches show a lot of similar street scenes (with the arch and other elements) in paintings of Italy, by Petrilli and others. It’s possible only the frame is from Mexico. Sorry but I can’t mak...
  5. Yes, MP got it! This is “Mother and Child” by Dora Holzhandler
  6. My guess is that the stencil is an abbreviation for “nahradni soucasti” (spare parts; I didn’t type the diacritic marks here but those make a difference). The only word on the bottom I can possibly ma...
  7. The most legible name is Keifer Rackley. He played on a few minor league teams affiliated with the Seattle Mariners from 1993 to 1996. Searching team rosters for those years yields matches for Julio P...
  8. These were designed by Romero Britto
  9. It looks like DeCola
  10. No idea about the artist, but the subject seems to be preparing the West African staple fufu
  11. Thank you!
  12. Burt Books was bought by Blue Ribbon Books in 1937, and in 1939 Blue Ribbon sold its assets including the Burt imprint to Doubleday. So I would suppose if Doubleday isn’t indicated anywhere that shoul...
  13. Thanks for the input, Kwqd. I agree that the signature is very hard to decipher- none of the guesses I tried yielded any positive results
  14. May the 4th be with us
  15. The building that VintageTAKER54 references is simply known as the Big Duck, in Flanders, Long Island. It was built in 1931 and listed with the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It’s still...
  16. I would think mid 1800s to maybe early 1900s is about right, but that’s only a rough guess. Hopefully this gets the ball rolling and one of the trunk experts on this site will weigh in with more speci...
  17. Thanks Vinyl. Your comment is reminiscent of a William Carlos Williams poem. I’m glad the post has so many (apologies in advance for this) fans.
  18. Here’s a prior post from years ago on this site with some information you can use:
  19. Good observation Fortapache. Thanks
  20. Yes, it look like we have a match. Thanks again Dav!
  21. This is a version of River Landscape With a Column by Canaletto, a capriccio (“caprice” or fantasy painting, with unrealistically combined architectural elements, here an Italian column on an English ...
  22. Thanks Vishinis. Sorry but I can’t provide that info
  23. Happy to help!
  24. I heard back from the artist’s sons. Unfortunately they couldn’t provide a current value for this (which is not something we could discuss in this forum anyway). Here’s the reply I received in full, a...
  25. Ok, I sent them an email and will let you know if I hear anything back
  26. When I contacted the archery club I extended the courtesy of writing in German (using Google translate, and apologizing for any errors in advance), since I figured they might just ignore messages in a...
  27. I don’t know about the Mills part but of course Indiana is a reference to Robert Indiana, who first made this now ubiquitous design in 1964
  28. You could reach out through the artist’s website via the link provided above. There are contact email addresses if you click Home and then “Ihre Eindrücke” under Feedback
  29. Actually I reached out to Bogensportclub Frankfurt directly (using a translation app) and the club’s officers provided the information. Happy to help!
  30. It’s by the artist Werner Arndt. He was a founding member of the Bogensportclub (Archery Club) Frankfurt in 1958. You can see that specific artwork listed here:
  31. They look like a younger version of the couple in Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic
  32. There’s a museum in a defunct elevator shaft down an alley near Chinatown in NYC dedicated to “contemporary archaeology” and “object journalism” - this rivals anything I’ve seen there. I’m loving it!
  33. Typo in my prior comment - he was born in 1922!
  34. Looks like Oppi Untracht (1992 - 2008), a metalsmith and enamelware maker born in New York City who later lived in Finland. He taught and wrote several books, including one on enameling techniques on ...
  35. It’s hard to tell but I thought possibly Anderson with another letter before that. There are a few painters named J. Anderson but I couldn’t find a definitive match.
  36. Thayer’s Universal Tool, for multiple kitchen purposes (trivet, meat tenderizer, pot lifter…), US pat. #241,893 on May 24, 1881
  37. Thanks Newfld! (That painting was a found item too)
  38. Yeah, I’m amazed and saddened by what’s considered garbage. Most of the items I post (particularly in my “stuff I found” collection) were rescued from the trash
  39. Looks like it’s by Peter (now Paedra) Bramhall
  40. Thanks for the info & the link!
  41. The SSWRY stands for St. Louis Southwestern Railway, which was a subsidiary of Southern Pacific Transportation Co. I came across your post when I was researching a Ford wrench I found
  42. That’s Intertwining Forms by Isaac Inbal
  43. Might be from the Powers Weightman Rosengarten Co of Philadelphia, which would date them between 1904 and 1927, when the company merged with Merck (or possibly during WWII, when the subsidiary was rev...
  44. It’s from Kotler & Kopit, a Rhode Island company in existence from around the 1930s to 1950s
  45. The crossed arrows logo suggests the Hamburg American Clock Company
  46. Wow, thanks again Dav! That’s great information and a perfect match, and it explains the “property of the US Government” tag too
  47. The middle of the box says guinomi and the lower portion of the writing on the right side says karakusa, a reference to the vine pattern across the upper portion of the cup. The bottom of the cup migh...
  48. The box says Meisho (“master craftsman”) sencha tea. The pole the male figure has is actually the hilt of a sword.
  49. Thanks again, TallCakes. That does seem accurate
  50. Thanks Dav. I’ve retired them to a display shelf anyway. And thank you for the information TallCakes!
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