Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tobacco Bag by Ward Oles

18th century styled paint and panel tobacco bag 5"W x 14.5"L without fringe Created with design elements from a number of historic examples. Painted in geometrics and crosshatching using real vermillion and black ochre in a roe base as per originals. 

Copy and photos supplied by Michael Galban.

Steve Lodding Axe

Photos supplied by Steve Lodding.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jud Brennan Rifle

Photographed at the 2011 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

5th Annual 18th Century Artisan Show

The 5th annual 18th Century Artisan Show will be February 3rd and 4th, 2012 at The Country Cupboard north of Lewisburg, PA. The show is from 9am to 7pm on Friday the 3rd and from 9am to 4pm on the 4th. The admission cost is $5.00

This even is a showcase of some of the finest contemporary American Folk Art available. This includes period jewelers, potters, furniture makers, flintlock rifles and powder horns makers. There are over 100 tables of contemporary and antique folk art displaying antique and contemporary muzzleloading rifles, powder horns, hunting bags, knives and accoutrements. There is also redware potter, handmade furniture, copperware, tinware, hand forged knives, silver work, art and books.

Some of the participants are Allen Martin, Art DeCamp, Bill Keeler, Bill Reynolds, Bill Shipman, Brad Emig, Bob Albrecht, Dave Hughes, Don and John Getz, Ed Schweinfurth, Eric Fleisher, Frank Willis, Fred Threlfall, Greg Hudson, John Proud, Ken Gahagan, Lisa Crews, Mark Thomas, Mark Wheland, Mike Small, Nate McKenzie, Ron Luckenbill, Tom Conde, Tom Curran, and Willy Frankfort.

Copy and photo from 18th Century Artisan Show.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rum Horn by Steve Herburger

Photos supplied by Steve Herburger .

Jack Brooks Lock

Jack produced and assembled this copy of an antique Bonewitz lock. The bottom lock with the flint is the antique.

Photo supplied by Jack Brooks.

Banister-back Chair, 1715–35

This chair epitomizes the attenuated proportions, dynamism, and vertical thrust of early Baroque, or William and Mary, style seating furniture. The back consists of dramatically turned split banisters that were turned on a lathe, split in two, and positioned with the flat side facing the sitter's back. A carved and pierced crest rail continues the vertical sweep of the back while playing off the carved "Spanish" feet that resemble a fluted scroll or an inverted paintbrush.

Copy and photos from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Revolutionary War German States Hessian Musket

70 caliber, 46" part octagon barrel with twin ring turns. Convex lock with free standing pan. Full length stock with pin barrel fasteners. Brass mounts with intertwined sideplate. A beautiful Rev War period musket showing an even brown patina, excellent wood and mounts. Maker's mark on the barrel flat. Very likely one of the musket issued to George III "KING'S GERMAN LEGION". 

Copy and photos from Monty Whitley.

Scott and Cathy Sibley Horn

Photos supplied by Scott Sibley.