Posts tagged #agent gallery

1940's Sailors Knot Board

This unique and hard to find display features an impressive array of decorative and practical nautical knots set on a display board. Pieces are very nicely done and mounted to a wood display and are finished with a light gold tone that helps preserve the knots as well as gives them a very light luster. Piece is truly a one of a kind gem. Measures: 23" x 29"


1920's Palmer/Hilton Solid Bronze Doors

I usually never get doors unless it is something stunning. These will fit right in my list of what I am looking for. These doors are solid bronze and look so amazing that even if you don't use these as doors they look great as a back drop in a room. I'm a big fan of using doors like this as head boards or wall pieces in rooms with high ceilings to break up the lines of a room. These doors date from around the teens-20's and came from the historical Hilton in Chicago. Each has beautiful details like push and pull placards that are attached to the doors and a nice deep natural patina that has been untouched.. Each door weighs approximately 300 lbs each each door measures: 29.25" W x 89 3/4" H or both at 58.5" W x 89 3/4" H. Call for details on shipping or feel free to pick these up at AGC.

Early American Folk Ventriloquist Doll

This doll is not the typical item that I hunt out but it was so cool that I had to get it. It is definitely well made by someone who sculpted it and hand painted it. The long rod that comes down its head is controlled by a small opening in the lower back. Piece comes in the original wood box that was made for the piece. Quite cartoonish and at times frighting this piece is like a dimensional sign of sorts. It reminds me of burger boy or some popular graphic character of the time brought to life. A great piece of American Folk art / sculpture. Measures: 26" H Box dimensions: 36 x 13 x 12" H

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Posted on June 23, 2013 .

1930's Special Cure Lenses

These set of lenses came from an optometrists personal collection. Used as a treatment for myopia these special glasses were to be worn several times a day. There is something special about these that transcends their intended use--didn't Ducasse say ‘Beautiful as the chance meeting, on a dissecting table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella’--this is something like that.

Posted on June 23, 2013 .

Louis Sullivan Chicago Stock Exchange Stringer 1893

Louis Sullivan built one of the most amazing buildings in history. Sadly, the Chicago Stock Exchange building built in 1893  was torn down and all that survives are the amazing art pieces that made up this incredible structure. The only place to admire such works is in museums or in the homes of a select few private collections. Here is an opportunity to bring a masterpiece into your home. This stringer section is very large and measures 17.5" H x 147" L.  Shown in the picture is a piece that is in my own personal collection to give you a better image of what it looks like cleaned. What you will get is 147" of this pattern. It is a complete uncut stringer section. Object is made of cast iron that is copper plated. Piece has some light surface oxidation and copper patination, but can be restored and cleaned like the one in the image.


1940's Cell Chart

I was recently watching 'Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow' and Anslem Kiefer was talking about our cells and how they retain memory--how our blood is composed of the same elements as the sea. You might say to your self whoa Germans are heavy and philosophical--perhaps. You can look at this German made 1940's poster and you can see where this thought could of started. Nice wear and age. Measures: 36" x 54"


Set of 33 1880's German Made Human Glass Eyes

A collection of 33 unique hand blown human glass eyes from the 1880's. These come from a master glass makers shop in Germany and are in various states of production (as noted in elongated eye on lower right). Eyes have unique character to them and are each filled with intense detail such as veins and iris detail. These were made to be used as prosthetic but were still in the shop as they were found., Would make a great set framed. Priced as a collection of 33

Posted on June 21, 2013 .

1940's Gurney

A very attractive 1940's Gurney perfect for a portable work station or display table. Comes with a nice little storage area at the bottom. This piece also has slots that can allow straps. This unit has one strap on it--not sure where the other went to. If I had to have this in my studio I might put a nice little matt and take a nap--don't judge me.  Measures: 70” L x 26” W x 33” H

Posted on June 21, 2013 .

1930's Gymnasium Score Board

This score board was removed from an old gymnasium (score board dates from C.1930). Center timer clock is a nice reddish amber color that is back lit. Very nice red and white bulbs on the home and visitors side add a nice touch along with the buzzer in the bottom center. Timer clock has a dome like grid cage to protect it from getting hit by the basketball. Visitor and home side placards are removable and printed on heavy card stock (visitors' card has surprisingly survived)! Piece is made of metal and has original hanging bolts where it once hung in the gym. Unit has the original wiring, but needs a plug to light it up. Inside mechanics are intact, but is missing the controller for the panel.

Posted on June 21, 2013 .

1920's Othodontic Gold Filling Practice Model

This orthodontic device is used for practice before they work on your mouth. This mold is quite difficult to find because older practice molds of this type and age have been long lost. This one is especially unique because they used gold to practice different filling scenarios. Usually I see these sell for the gold value, but I think they hold higher aesthetic value. I am glad that I got one in stock that has not been melted down for gold scrap. This particular set matches well with the manikin head (that I had featured a while back). Both are from the same period and would make a remarkable object.

Set of 10 Vintage Prosthetic Feet

 am always hunting for unique vintage medical items and these just happened to walk into my life--you know what I mean. This set consists of a variety of feet in different states of detail. Some are quite functional looking while others seem very realistic down to the follicle--a few are little baby feet. These would look great mounted on a black plaque as a display--or you can leave them just as they are. Sold as a set of 10

Posted on June 20, 2013 .

1940's Hand Painted St. Lazarus

A little back story. I found this statue of St. Lazarus four years ago and decided that I would locate another one similar--could not happen. I think that this is one of the most amazingly done Lazarus statues I have ever seen. This piece is hand painted in such high detail to the point of disturbing realism. The wounds have such perfect application that it hurts to look at them. Most of what you will find is cartoonish simplification, and it is understandable considering how intense this piece can be. St. Lazarus has many different historical references and different interpretations and has also interested artist through the ages.  Carravagio, Rembrant,and Van Gogh are a few notables that have made work inspired by this saint. Piece measures: 17.5" H with a 9" x 6" base made of plaster and metal with hand painted details.

Posted on June 17, 2013 .

1960's Celestial Globe

This vintage celestial globe functions as a device to show the relationship of the sun and earth throughout the year. All 88 constellations are shown on a clear globe which surrounds the earth. Inside the sun can revolve around the earth. The galactic equator is shown in red and the earth is on the yellow elliptical line--both equinoxes are shown. On top of the unit sits a functioning compass that is very accurate. The globe rotates and the galactic equator can be moved up to 85 degrees. Makes a great display piece, but is also highly functional and educational. Measures: 13.5" H x 10.5" diameter

Posted on June 14, 2013 .

1940's Prototype 1-M 'Wall of Sound' Studio

This is a set of seven beautifully designed speakers housed in gray metal cabinets in various states of wear and patination. Set includes two round speakers on stand and five square speakers. Square speakers have mounting brackets and can be wall or ceiling mounted. We prefer the configuration as shown, but would also work well in a home theater, sound studio, or on stage for performances-- a highly unique piece of studio design. Dimensions variable--square speakers measure: 8" x 8" x 4" round have a 8.5" diameter.