Miniature Victorian Kittens Playing - Sweet Oval Tin Frame
Petite Victorian era chromolithograph of three little kittens playing next to mother. One is watching the tiniest little yellow butterfly. Colors are bright and the kitties faces are nicely detailed for such a small size. Circa late 1890s. The little antique oval frame is silver tin with pretty embossing and a bow at the top. There is a very faint layer of gold over the surface that you can barely make out. There is no glass. Small metal loop on back for hanging. Very sweet little piece! Measures 2 3/4 by 3 high.
Fabulous Nest Of Baby Fairies - Old Pedestal Frame
Lovely Victorian era chromolithograph featuring a woven bird's nest full of baby fairies being lovingly watched over by their plump mother. The nest is perched amongst vines or ivy against a beautiful sky blue background. In the corner is a sweet little butterfly. Condition is excellent. Colors and details are exceptional. Circa late 1890s, I believe this was published by The Art Interchange is by Marie Grivas. Fabulous ornate antique gesso frame with touches of gilt x 13 from top to bottom. The picture area measures 7 x 9.
Rare 2/3 Yard Long Study Of Rabbits - 1890s - Fine Oak Frame
Fabulous, hard to find chromolithograph titled A Study of Rabbits by Gleeson. This was a supplement to The Art Interchange circa late 1890s. Published in NY. Two lovely brown rabbits resting in a field of green. The colors are gorgeous and soft. Excellent detailing, it looks just like an actual water color. The bunnies faces are full of expression. Condition is very good, there is one small edge tip, bottom corner mostly obscured by the frame. It is not noticeable at all. The frame is antique dark fumed oak, quarter sawn with it's original wavy glass. Condition is excellent. There are 4 faint ghost marks at the corners, it appears it may possibly have had brass corners applied at some point but can't be sure. The marks blend in very well. A fine x 22 framed.
Old Framed Victorian Cat Scrap - Rose Filled Hat - Silver Frame
Pretty framed Victorian scrap. A gorgeous straw hat brimming with roses and a little Maguire die cut cat peeking out. There is also a dainty die cut fern frond. The die cuts are very high quality with excellent color and embossing. Mounted on antique paper with a pale blue toile motif. The frame is antique silver tin with ball feet. Ornately embossed on the edges, oval in shape with it's original old glass. The backing is cardboard with an old metal stand for table top display. A very sweet piece, it displays beautifully. Measures 4 x 5 .
Bloodstone Pure Gemstone Bowl Dish: Crystals Minerals
AMAZING 3.25 Wide hand-carved and hand polished BLOODSTONE BOWL. SIZE: 3.25 X 1.25 tall WEIGHT: 73 grams **Shipping for this item is $8.95 and will be invoiced separately** ======== LORE: Spiritual / Metaphysical properties of --- BLOODSTONE: said to have mystical & magical properties, to be a powerful protector & grounding stone, reduce stress and impatience, revitalize love, bring prosperity, helps insomnia. Excellent for those going through lawsuits / legal issues, aiding in a positive outcome
Early George Stinson Litho - 1878 - Little Girl Praying
Very nice George Stinson early chromolithograph. A little girl saying her morning prayers. Colors are exceptionally bright on this piece. The old paper is heavy with a woven texture. Dated 1878 bottom left corner and published by George Stinson, Portland, Maine lower right. On the back there is a sweet inscription in faint pencil script which says Merry Christmas from the girls...Laura x 13 3/4 .
V. Tojetti 1893 Chromolithograph - Little Girl & Bees
Antique scrapbook page displaying a chromolithograph by V. Tojetti. An adorable little girl next to an old fashioned bee hive unfortunately getting stung. Her face is beautifully detailed and expressive and the colors are great. Signed V. Tojetti '93. It measures 8 x11 Excellent condition, included and on the back of the page is a pretty old chromolithograph of two ladies in a flowery meadow. It is signed Moran and is dated 1896. Measures 8x11.
Pair Original 1863 Currier & Ives - Brothers & Sisters
Set of two original Currier Little Brother is in great condition with excellent color, one edge tear at top center margin. 125 Nassau St., NY bottom left. Dated 1863. The other is The Little Brothers and has age darkening and bit more wear to the margins. Also a light scratch on boy on the right. 152 Nassau St., NY lower right. The brothers jackets and roses are very nicely hand colored. These would look so fine in some old ogee frames. Each measure 10 x 14
Civil War Currier & Ives "the Soldier's Dream Of Home" 1860s
Original Currier The Soldier's Dream of Home with a poem. The image is in excellent condition with bright coloring and fine detail. The outer white margin shows some wear and yellowing. 152 Nassau St, NY address lower right. Dates to the 1860s. Measures 13.5 x 18
Austin T. Miller Catalog XIV - Summer 2007 American Antiques Celebrating American Folk and Decorative Arts 2-39 Collection 76-82 Appendix 39 Full color photos Descriptions No Prices Great Reference Catalog Condition: very good Weight: : 1 lb. 1 Oz's.
Darling Victorian era framed scrap. A small engraving of 3 kittens in a wooden tub adorned with one tiny spray of die cut pink flowers. Rescued from an old scrapbook. Petite antique lemon gilt frame with wood backing and old nails. Gilt has a nice warm patina, some wear. The gilt is only on the front of the frame. The sides are just plain wood. These little gilt frames are becoming increasingly difficult to find, it displays beautifully. Measures 3.5 x 4
Lovely Victorian era framed scrapbook page. The center is a beautiful antique Nister chromolithograph by Helena Maguire of kittens playing in a goldfish bowl. It appears to be a page from an old childrens mechanical book which was round. There is a small round cut mark in the center that extends down the center of the image. I think this is where the book was bound. Two tiny areas of print loss bottom left and at the very bottom. The page is also adorned with gorgeous embossed pink rose die cuts and two cute matching cat head die cuts. Housed in a fabulous antique brass frame with ornate corners and unique gilded twisted rope border. Backing is brass with a hanger for wall display. Glass is original and wavy. Frame is in excellent condition with only minor expected age wear. This is a stunning frame, the gilt roping is just lovely. Very pretty piece - it displays beautifully. 10 x 12
Ladies 10k Yellow Gold Diamond Estate Cocktail Ring
Elegant ESTATE CLUSTER RING... 1 CARAT of DIAMONDs , 4.8 grams, SIze 7 This is a beautiful estate diamond cluster ring. The main setting is made up of 16 round diamonds and are in a step pattern with the center stones slightly larger and gradually getting smaller to the bottom stones. This setting is 15mm long x 9mm wide. The center of the ring sits approx 10mm high off the finger. All around this setting there is a beautiful baguette arrangement. The outer edge has a thick amazing scalloped edge. The band is 8mm wide at the top sides. On the side sections there are 4 diamonds on each side and the center part of the band has 5 baguette diamonds. This is a beautiful estate item.
This Cherat botanical dates to the 19th century and was matted and framed in the 1950's there is some foxing on the print. The mas and frame is the same as item 011. it measures 16 1/4 wide by 19 1/2 high.
This primitive landscape is done in oils on masonite it is mounted in a simple oak frame and is in excellent condition. It is unsigned and not dated but it is at least 75 years old. It measures 32 1/2 inches by 24 inches.
This is a birth and baptism certificate from Pennsylvania of Lawrence Benjamin Offner, son of Jane and John Offner dated 1896. it is in it's original oak frame which is in excellent condition It measures 19 1/2 in. high by 16 1/2 wide. there is some minimal water damage to the document.
King Farouk Antique Painting Made With Butterfly Wings
Sublime and extrordinary...This is one of the very very most rare art forms. The painting is achieved by using the wings of butterflies to create the images. The frame is walnut, and the painting is protected by glass. This table was one of the Antique Treasures which belonged to King Farouk of Egypt. The painting is a circlet of SCENIC VIGNETTES with a smaller painting of a single butterfly painted between each vignette. CONDITION, THE PAINTING, FRAME THE SALE OF THE CENTURY . Research shows that a table similar to this was sold by Southeby's of London for more than $2 million about 2 years ago. *Measurement: 25 Tall 21 Diameter * note: As with all our listed items, the price includes safe fully insured delivery to your front door, by a high end shipper. We can hold this item for 10 days so buyer can examine it in person after placing a down payment. Also we will, at buyer's request, have a bank officer and attorney assist at closing of the sale. buyer ma
Very attractive little painting of an Italian period river scene with hills, buildings and mountains in the background. Actual painting measures 12 cm wide by 8 cm deep (4.3/4 inches by 3.1/4 inches). Unknown dates, but it has the look and feel of a late 19th to early 20th century piece. Framed (later) in a gilded frame with brown matt. Frame has a few areas of wear (mainly in two corners). Painting is in excellent condition. The white marks and indistinct colour in part of the images is just reflection when trying to photograph the painting through the glass. Postage quoted ($15.00) is standard airmail, no tracking. For fully tracked and insured, courier post costs US$45.00. Specify if you would like to upgrade to courier when ordering.
THIS VERY UNUSUAL ANTIQUE PASTORAL PRINT has an equally unusual oval frame which has an exterior velvet mat a softly folded velvet looped over a decorative brass ring for hanging. CONDITION: EXCELLENT ANTIQUE MEASUREMENTS: 21 long 8 wide 1 front to back We've never seen one like this. It is ONE PICTURE OUT OF A GROUP OF 4 CO-ORDINATING PICTURES. (Please see item no. 531 in our Blue Moon store, to view another picture from this very QUAINT AND LOVELY GROUP. Celluloid glazing protects the old print. This pastoral scene shows a large tree on the right. We will be listing another picture in this group which shows the tree on the left side of the photo. The buyer should seriously consider buying all of this set, for the grouping is a very impressive one when hanging together on a wall.
For Victorian or Edwardian Decor, this antique print is DISTINCTIVELY UNUSUAL. The frame is wood, with spattered gilt flakes, and antique green velvet as an exterior mat. SIZE: 16 WIDE 12 TOP TO BOTTOM CONDITION: EXCELLENT ANTIQUE Picture hangs from antique green velvet looped over a decorative brass ring. Celluloid covers the print. Print shows a group of very ancient buildings in the far ground. An old man with a walking stick is shown trudging along a cove of water. Old, rickety fencing borders the cliffs on the right, to protect travelers from falling into the river. Leafy vines hang from the tall steep cliff side. QUAINT, NOSTALGIC AND WONDROUSLY CHARMING.
Austin T. Miller - American Folk & Decorative Arts Catalog Fall 2006 Catalog of highly prized antique folk & decorative arts . Catalog XIII, Fall 2006 Included 56 items ranging in price from 4,800.00 - 280,000.00 One fold out Includes portraits, furniture, shields, carousel pieces, quilts, clocks etc. Soft cover. Very good condition. Great reference catalog. Weight: 1 lb. 1 Oz.
Austin T. Miller - American Antiques Winter 2005 - 2006 Catalog XII 2-81 Collection 73-80 Appendix Celebrating American Folk and Decorative Arts 80 Full color photos Descriptions No Prices Great Reference Catalog Condition: very good Weight: 15 Oz's.
Austin T. Miller - July 2004 Catalog of American Antiques Collection 2-76 Collection 64-76 Appendix 76 full colored pictures with descriptions Sorry - no prices The white rim showing in the photo is a letter inserted into the binding from Austin T Miller Condition: very good - great reference catalog. Weight: 12 Oz's.
Framed Chinese Ceramic Tiles Hand Painted , Woman In A Garden.
Framed Chinese Ceramic Tiles Hand Painted , Woman in a garden. There are 6 tiles here to make up this elegant depiction of a graceful woman walking it a garden. Around her head are butterflies. There is calligraphy on the left upper portion but I don't know what it says. The tiles are set in a wooden frame. There is a hanger on the back. It could be used as a serving tray or hung on the wall. It measures 13 x 20 . The tiles are in excellent condition. The wood shows some wear and a nick in the upper right hand corner. It is very heavy for the size
Antique Wallace Nutting signed Brookside Blossoms Framed Print. This piece is hand colored piece and is signed by Wallace Nutting in pencil, it also has the name of the picture, Brookside Blossoms in pencil. It has a estimated age of 1910 to 1920, the back has the original backing and a sticker from the gallery the picture was purchased at. The top part of the label is missing, it came from a gallery that ended with Field & Companies and also has the person's name whom it was sold to written in pencil. This print has trees with pink blossoms, along a gentle stream, signed in pencil under the picture. The framed size of this picture is 12 3/8 inches by 12 3/4 inches, it is in the original frame, there is a piece of the wood missing on the bottom right, barely noticeable and an old issue. The picture is in excellent condition, the matting it is on has some spots on the lower left from moisture, common in piece of this age and faint in color. This piece is all original and in very good condition, a nice find for your collection or decor!
Vintage Mid 20th Century Ashtray Made Of Dense Glass
Wonderful and beautiful modernist vintage 20th century ashtray made of dense glass . Clear Glass with pink/violet tone. Heavy glass ashtray. This is czechoslovakian collectible bohemian glass . In perfect condition ,no chips or cracks 14x5 cm
Oil Painting by Carl Ostersetzer dated to 1892 , motive of Munchen PUB , both frame and painting are signated . Frame is original Gold plated ! Top Quality painting ! For more information contact me. Back of the frame has been restaurated Dimensions : 69x52
Persian Miniature On Ivory, Polo Players, Isafahan.
Miniature from Iran - hand painted on a panel of ivory, it depicts polo players on horseback. Mounted on green velvet and framed in a Khatam work surround. This intricate inlay is a speciality of the region of Isfahan and is a mosaic of ivory decorated with gold and red. On the rear is a printed card from Ahmad Maznoon, Medallist from His Imperial Majesty for Inlaid Works. Circa 1960. Postage charge listed is for fully insured Economy Air Courier - standard post would be US$27.30.
This is a piece of art! It is by Lipper and Mann of Japan famous for their gorgeous china. The pitcher's front has a large pink rose and a smaller pale white rose and green leaves. There is gold leaf as well as hand-painted flowers on the back. This little pitcher which is a watering vessel for flowers. After you water them, pick them and display in this lovely pitcher. The tiny surface line is right at the handle and I promise you that you won't be able to see it unless you are looking under a magnifying glass!
This match safe is Circa 1890's-1920's. On the back is a raised portrait of a lady and on the front is an advertisement for C. & H. Moller Café located at 90th, Park Ave., New York. A match safe, sometimes called a Vesta, was used to prevent matches from combustion. People could carry one and know that the matches were in a safe place. It was also a way for businesses to advertise. The safe is made of a base metal of silver color. The hinge is tight, and the striker is good condition, but it has definitely been used a time or two. There is some spotting on sign but overall, it is in good condition. The safe measures 2 1/2 inches in length x 1 1/2 inch in width.
1844, Henry Clay Presidential Campaign, Pressed Glass Plate, Manufactured by the Boston in diameter and features a profile portrait of the Whig Candidate in the center, which is labeled: Henry Clay. This plate is one of the Campaign items produced in 1844, and is identified as 3021-N in Volume III of Ted Hake's reference work, Political Buttons. This original 1844 Plate has a deep, Flint Glass ring tone to it. A rare and beautiful, 1844 Henry Clay Presidential Campaign item. During the campaign of 1840, many pieces were produced to promote the cause of the Whig candidates, General William Henry Harrison and Governor John Tyler, who, without a party platform defeated Martin VanBuren for re-election. With the slogan Tippecanoe and Tyler Too, the Whigs made campaign capital of the charge that their standard bearer was a backwoods pioneer who lived in a log cabin, wore a coonskin cap, and drank hard cider. American glass factories turned out bottles, flasks, drinking glasses, bowls, plates, and other articles decorated with the Whig campaign emblems. They must have been produced in quantity but, like present-day campaign buttons, few have survived. Far fewer pieces were produced for the 1844 Whig Presidential Candidate Henry Clay.
This little chicken nesting is only about 2 and 1/4 inches wide and 2 inches tall. Has a tiny surface crack or scratch but other than that it is in perfect condition. I don't know the maker or the year but believe it to be from the 1940's. Great little piece to add to your chicken collection!
Very old hand painted angel head. Probably Victorian. Germany is hand-written on the bottom. This delicate, hand-painted plaster angel head can be hung on the wall or laid flat. It is 3 inches long by 4 inches wide. Original paint with some paint missing on back of head. Sweet expression on face. I think this work of art is from the early 1900's. I purchased this in New York City in the 1980's at a charity event. Very special piece to add to your collection or to make your home more beautiful.
Delicate and gorgeous! This picture is beautifully done in crewel work. There are colorful butterflies on a black net fan trimmed with black lace. Flowers are at the bottom of the fan. This has been professionally framed and measures 7 and 1/2 by 5 and 3/4 inches. The frame is a gold colored wood. This was done by a gifted artist many years ago. You will love it!
This colorful needlepoint of pansies in a vase is exquisite. Colors are blue, yellow, brown, white, black, green, orange and magenta! The flowers are sitting on a dark brown table. The art work has been professional framed and measures 9 x 11 inches.
If you still smoke what better receptable than this vintage hand-crafted 6 inch ash tray. If you prefer though, it is a beautiful little object to set up on a small easle. It is very colorful and I think the process is enameled. Is from the fifties or sixties and has the artist initials on the bottom.
Very old black lattice porcelain plate. It is unmarked. Very beautiful piece that is probably Victorian. 6 inches; diameter. Its beauty is in its simplicity. Ideal for using as a backdrop to display another of your treasures!
This fragile little box which looks to be hand made from a thin sheet of brass. Etched pattern which is slightly worn off due to age. Measures approx. 1 1/2 inches lengthwise and 1 1/4 inches across, 3/4 inch deep. Fragile, hinged and quite old. Beautiful for anyone's curio cabinet.
These are pattern pieces made as samples for medals and coins. These were made out of clay and plaster castings showing a 3d image of how a token, medal or coin would look before it was struck in copper, bronze, silver or gold. These are very collectible as they could be for coins that never were made!
16 x 8 Beautiful Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau, transitional period vase designed by Paul Daschel while he worked for Amphora. It's a former lamp & the wire hole has been filled. Lower price reflects the repair
Antique Engraving Fox Quorn Hunt The Meet E. Walker Horse Dogs
Engraving titled ' The Meet' by a Alken, delt. F C Lewis, sculpt published 1835 - excellent condition Framed size 17 1/2 by 13 1/2. Frame has minor wear. Back of frame with framers sticker: J. Davey & Sons, est. 1807 Liverpool ***PLEASE note: shipping of 20.95 will be invoiced separately
Antique Hand Colored Engraving The Quadrant Regent St. E Walker
Framed size is 17 1/2 by 13 1/2. Minor wear to frame, frame has a sticker from the framers J. Davey & sons est.1807 E. Walker, Delft (Edmund Walker 1820-1890)(on left side) pub. May 1932 Day & Son Lith. to the Queen (on right) **PLEASE note: Shipping of $20.95 will be invoiced separately
This engraving is titled Epsom, preparing to start, published 1836 Framed size is 17.1/2 inches by 13.1/2 inches. Jas. Pollard, delt (James Pollard 1792-1867) Chas Hunt, sculpt. (Charles Hunt) Frame shows some minor wear. Reverse has a sticker from the framers: J. Davey & Sons, LTD established 1807, Liverpool The engraving is in excellent condition. PLEASE Note: Shipping of $20.95 will be invoiced separately.
New, Versatile Instrument For Screening Hearing Loss Combines 20, 25 And 40 Db Hl Levels In One Unit. Tones Are Presented In Random Intervals So Patients Can Not Second Guess Their Hearing Screen. This Varied Timing Means Improved Results. Built-In 1000 Hz Pretone, Presented At 20 Db Hl Above The Screening Level, Allows Patients To Practice Listening Before They'Re Actually Screened. After Pretone, Patient Is Given The Easiest Tones For Enhanced Reliability Of Responses. 110-130V.
Uttarabodhi Buddha A very rare bronze temple Buddha in the Uttarabodhi mudra, or Mudra of Supreme Enlightenment. 45 tall. This is #3 of 5 originally collected in Hong Kong in 1947, without Halo 45 with Halo 22 x19
Several years ago I bought 4 famous harbor or waterway prints, intending to hang them in my living room. Somehow they got misplaced and they never were hung. I just found all 4 in a nice tight plastic box where they've been for over 20 years. This is definitely not my area of prime interest or expertise, but I think that all 4 prints are beautiful, and obviously not color-damaged or faded from exposure. As far as I can determine, all are antique line engravings which were hand tinted, ca 1850-1855. Although not super large, they present quite a bit of detail, and are in very good condition; all have antique lined, cream colored matting and custom quality framing wood, each a little different. There are 2 frames of the same size, and the other 2, slightly smaller are similar in size. All have paper backing and a wire for hanging. The fourth print is Harpers Ferry, ca 1850. Overall frame is 11 ¾ x 9 7/8 inches, just a bit smaller than the New Orleans print, with distressed antique silver color frame; 4 lines of gold on the cream mat with a center stripe of pinkish tan; plain glass is intact. The image has a group of people on the near shore overlooking the bridge and a bend in the river which comes from behind looming white rocks. The dominant colors are grays with a splashes of pale green, pale blue, and some brighter color on the interesting land folk: one women pointing with an umbrella, men in tall dark hats, what looks like a Chinese hat, with dogs in front of the group; another rider drives a hay wagon down the lower street area. This main colored section measures approximately 6 x 4 inches. There is an area of white around the main picture, where Harpers Ferry is printed underneath; on the very edge on the right, just above the mat is printed: Eigenthum. D. Verleger. There is the top of more printing on the left side, but not enough to be able to read. The picture shows evidence of water spotting at the top-mid area, and some soft folds on the left upper area. A round tan spot in the lower left corner is also noted. Buyer to pay for shipping by USPS Priority with Delivery Confirmation, 6 lbs. from 06068. #603
Several years ago I bought 4 famous harbor or waterway prints, intending to hang them in my living room. Somehow they got misplaced and they never were hung. I just found all 4 in a nice tight plastic box where they've been for over 20 years. This is definitely not my area of prime interest or expertise, but I think that all 4 prints are beautiful, and obviously not color-damaged or faded from exposure. As far as I can determine, all are antique line engravings which were hand tinted, ca 1850-1855. Although not super large, they present quite a bit of detail, and are in very good condition; all have antique lined, cream colored matting and custom quality framing wood, each a little different. There are 2 frames of the same size, and the other 2, slightly smaller are similar in size. All have paper backing and a wire for hanging. The third print is New Orleans, ca 1850. Overall frame is 12 ½ x 10 ½ inches, just a bit larger than the Harpers Ferry print, with ornate gold with fine red striping on the frame, which also has a gold rope on a dark gray background near the center area; double-lined cream mat; plain glass is intact. The image is all harbor, with one large ship dominating the front, but groups of people on the near shore, and spires and an apparent capitol like building in the center-back; nice cloud puffs up above the city area. The dominant colors are grayish-blues with a splashes of color on the ship and land folk. This main colored section measures 6 x 3 7/8 inches. There is an area of white around the main picture, where New Orleans is printed underneath; no other printing The picture is pristine; no folds, foxing, mildew, etc. Buyer to pay for shipping by USPS Priority with Delivery Confirmation, 6 lbs. from 06068. #602
Several years ago I bought 4 famous harbor or waterway prints, intending to hang them in my living room. Somehow they got misplaced and they never were hung. I just found all 4 in a nice tight plastic box where they've been for over 20 years. This is definitely not my area of prime interest or expertise, but I think that all 4 prints are beautiful, and obviously not color-damaged or faded from exposure. As far as I can determine, all are antique line engravings which were hand tinted, ca 1850-1855. Although not super large, they present quite a bit of detail, and are in very good condition; all have antique lined, cream colored matting and custom quality framing wood, each a little different. There are 2 frames of the same size, and the other 2, slightly smaller are similar in size. All have paper backing and a wire for hanging. The next print is New-York. ca 1855. Overall frame is 14 ¼ x 12 ¼ inches, the same size as the Boston print; gorgeous warm brown burl wood on the front; triple-lined cream mat with one stripe of pale yellow; plain glass is intact. The image is all harbor, with water, sky with clouds, 2 large ships in the foreground and several smaller ones behind. The dominant color is blues with a slash of pale yellow over the land area. This main colored section measures 7 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches. There is an area of white around the main picture, where New-York. is printed underneath, with a smaller Vol. II, page 384 underneath that; J.R.Smith.del is seen in the left lower corner, with J. Archer SC seen in the right lower corner, both under a fine double black line and in very tiny print. There is slight distress to the paper which seems wavey and slight smudgy in the white areas. There is no apparent foxing or mildew. All of this is very subtle. Buyer to pay for shipping by USPS Priority with Delivery Confirmation, 6 lbs. from 06068. #601
Ca1850 Boston From Roxbury Tinted Engraving Framed
Several years ago I bought 4 famous harbor or waterway prints, intending to hang them in my living room. Somehow they got misplaced and they never were hung. I just found all 4 in a nice tight plastic box where they've been for over 20 years. This is definitely not my area of prime interest or expertise, but I think that all 4 prints are beautiful, interesting period views, and obviously not color-damaged or faded from exposure. As far as I can determine, all are antique line engravings which were hand tinted, ca 1850-1855. Although not super large, they present quite a bit of detail, and are in very good condition; all have antique lined, cream colored matting and custom quality framing wood, each a little different. There are 2 frames of the same size, and the other 2, slightly smaller are similar in size. All have paper backing and a wire for hanging. The first is Boston from Roxbury, ca 1850. Overall frame is 14 ¼ x 12 ¼ inches, the same size as the New York print; antique red-gold washed frame; triple-lined cream mat with one stripe of pale yellow; plain glass is intact. The image predominates with green grass, puffy clouds, with a sliver of blue water towards the center; there is a cow in the foreground, a long fence, an arbor, and wonderfully detailed buildings, mostly in tan-light red coloring. A mosque, or possibly a capitol building is noted in the far distance. This main colored section measures 7 ¾ x 5 5/8 inches. There is an area of white around the main picture, where Boston, from Roxbury is printed underneath, and J.R.Smith.del is seen in the left lower corner, and Carter, Andrews & Co. SC is seen in the right lower corner, both under a fine double black line and in very tiny print. This white-bordered area measures 9 7/32 x 7 ½ inches. There is slight distress to the mat in the lower right section, and what appears to be some hint of crumpling in the upper part of the picture, seen when you hold it tangentially to light. There is no apparent foxing or mildew that I can discern, but possibly some fingerprint smudging. All of this is very subtle. Buyer to pay for shipping by USPS Priority with Delivery Confirmation, 6 lbs. from 06068. #600