Saturday, May 3, 2014

satyr mirror

 this arts & crafts-style hammered copper framed mirror is guarded by a lascivious satyr to remind some not to admire themselves too long in its reflection...

dimensions are 21.5 inches/55 cm wide by 20 inches/50 cm
[copper wraps around edges of almost 2 inches/5 cm width]

this glowering satyr can insinuate himself into a new home for a mere mortal price of $300

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

beasty coat hook

this mildly ferocious mythical beast cast in bronze can wear many hats and even a coat or two...
found at an antiques fair in Paris, it came home to this humble old house where it has hung out for many years now...

 the back plate measures 6 inches/15 cm long and 2 inches/5 cm wide
it sticks its neck out by 4 inches/10 cm and rears up 3 inches/7.5 cm

 for a tame $300

Saturday, April 19, 2014

double-headed eagle

This ancient and powerful emblem of imperial domination from the Byzantine Empire to the Seljuk Turks to the Kingdom of Mysore to the Russian Empire among many other countries and religious orders was rescued from a local thrift store and has heralded a welcome above a hallway in this old house for almost three decades now...

Gold and red paint on cast aluminum, it measures 12.5 inches/32 cm high and 9 inches/23 cm at its widest, it is a fierce symbol ready to grace another deserving home for any current currency equaling CAD$300 

back detail

Saturday, March 29, 2014

old moose antlers

left behind in this old house by the previous owner, but not sure how old they really are 
- could be from over 50 years ago -
still perfect for hanging your hunting or skateboarding caps on...

if so desired, will trade for cold hard cash in round numbers,
like around 300 CADs, yo

Friday, March 28, 2014

bottle-drying rack

found in an ancient dusty cave in Provence, this crazy sculpturesque contraption has also  served as an eccentric floor lamp in this old house...
but for the enterprising home-brewer, it could revert back to its original function as a Duchamp-ian "ready-made" rack for drying washed bottles

37 inches/95 cm high
21 inches/53 cm wide at feet

have fun swiveling 99 bottles on a century-old rack for 600 non-french dollar$

Thursday, March 27, 2014

old french fencing foil and mask

 for the romantic dueling types, one can never have enough long pointy épées around...
this one is definitely french [found at the mother of antiques fairs in Chatou outside of Paris], quite possibly 19th century and measures 43 inches/107.5 cm long [there is a name deciphered partially as "JUVENTZ" or "JOVENEZ" handwritten on the shield padding of the handle]
the metal mesh mask is in good condition with a linen throat guard hand-stitched on

both pieces at a gentlemanly price of 300 gold-coloured coins [loonies]