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12 x 7 1/2, two sided imprinted form, filled out in ink.

The Crescent Consolidated Regiment of Louisiana. List of Louisiana soldiers from Company G, by name, date of enlistment, and clothing given to them during their enlistment, and its value. Also listed are the dates of distribution. Includes accounts of Francis Cassell, Thomas Anderson, W.B. Robinson, and Ralph Deming. "This state militia regiment transferred to Confederate service in New Orleans on March 6, 1862, for ninety days with 945 men. The regiment went immediately to Corinth, Mississippi, to reinforce General P.G.T. Beauregard's army. On April 6, the regiment played an important role in the capture of two Union divisions at the Hornet's Nest during the battle of Shiloh. The next day, the men supported the 5th Company, Washington Artillery, and prevented the enemy from capturing three of the battery's guns. In the battle, 23 of the regiment's men were killed, 84 were wounded, and 20 were missing. Retreating with the army to Corinth, the regiment was disbanded on June 3rd by General Braxton Bragg at the expiration of their term of service. Most of the men then went into the 18th Louisiana Regiment. On September 17th, the Confederate War Department reorganized the regiment and ordered it to report to General Richard Taylor in south Louisiana. The reorganization occurred at New Iberia on October 16th, when Colonel McPheeters reclaimed the men serving with the 18th Louisiana. On October 27th, the regiment fought in the battle of Labadieville and retreated with the army to the lower Bayou Teche. After spending several weeks at Bisland, the men moved to Avery Island on December 19th. The regiment went to Butte a la Rose on January 11, 1863. On February 16th, Companies F, G, and H, while on picket on Grand River, fired on and drove off the enemy steamer Grey Cloud. The regiment returned to Bisland on April 7th and fought in the battle there on April 12th and 13th. Retreating with General Taylor's army through Opelousas and Alexandria to Natchitoches, the regiment returned to south Louisiana in June. The men garrisoned Brashear City in June and July while the army conducted operations on Bayou Lafourche. During the next three months, the regiment marched with General Alfred Mouton's brigade back and forth across south Louisiana. On November 3rd, the 11th and 12th [Confederate Guards] Louisiana Infantry battalions were added to the regiment at Simmsport to form the Consolidated Crescent Regiment." The regiment played a major role in the battle of Mansfield, on April 8th. In the attack on the enemy, more than 175 of the regiment's men were killed or wounded; and the regiment became the only Louisiana regiment to lose all 3 field officers in one battle. The next day, April 9th, at the battle of Pleasant Hill, the regiment saw limited fighting since its division constituted the army's reserve force. Pursuing General Nathaniel P. Banks' army back down the Red River, the regiment participated in the battle of Yellow Bayou, on May 18th. Portions, if not all, of the regiment supported the 2nd Louisiana Battery in a skirmish with enemy gunboats on the Atchafalaya north of Simmsport on June 8th. When the army marched through north Louisiana into southern Arkansas in the fall, the regiment remained at Alexandria and then marched to Shreveport. After several months in the garrison at Shreveport, the regiment returned to Alexandria. The brigade joined the regiment there in January 1865, and occupied camps in the vicinity until spring. In May, the brigade marched to Mansfield; it disbanded there on May 19th, prior to the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department."

The paper is very crisp, is in very fine condition, and neatly written. Very nice war date Louisiana document.  

Civil War Times Illustrated, Special Issue. The American Conflict in Words. Lincoln in Crisis. A President Battles Low Morale, Ridicule, And Self-Doubt On The Road To Victory. Special News Update: Diving On The U.S.S. Monitor. Discover the Town Sherman Marched 250 Miles to See: Savannah, Georgia. 88 pages, profusely illustrated. Other stories: Lincoln's Christmas Present, Mort Kunstler's Exceptional Brush With History, Headed Into a Hurricane, and more. Excellent Lincoln issue.  

By H.W. Brands. Published by Anchor Books, New York, 2000, 5 1/4 x 8, paperback, 765 pages, index. National Bestseller. Pulitzer Prize Finalist. Brand new condition.

The foremost American of his day, Benjamin Franklin, was perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, and he comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Franklin was in every respect America's first Renaissance man. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and a host of other sources, acclaimed historian H.W. Brands has written a thoroughly engaging biography of Franklin, the eighteenth-century genius. The First American is a work of meticulous scholarship that provides a magnificent tour of a legendary historical figure.

Cover painting courtesy of Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, design by Jean Traina.  

<b>Chief of Cavalry, Middle Military Division</b>

(1833-80) Graduated in the West Point class of 1855. On September 16, 1861, he became colonel of the 1st New Jersey Infantry. During the first 3 years of the Civil War, Torbert acted as an infantry commander, fighting in the campaign of 1862 on the Virginia Peninsula, in the campaigns of 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was promoted to brigadier general to rank from November 29, 1862. In 1864, he was assigned to command a cavalry division under General Phil Sheridan. Torbert took part in the several cavalry actions that summer and in August became chief of cavalry of the Middle Military Division in the Shenandoah Valley. He inflicted a severe defeat on the Confederate cavalrymen Thomas L. Rosser and Lunsford L. Lomax at Tom's Brook, in early October, and later that month saw action at Cedar Creek. He drowned in 1880 when the steamer Vera Cruz, which he was traveling on, sunk off Cape Canaveral.

<u>War Date Endorsement Signed</u>: 3 1/4 x 3 1/8, in ink, Hd. Qrs. Cav. Mid. Mil. Div., November 28th, 1864. Respectfully forwarded recommended, A.T.A. Torbert, Bvt. Major General, Chief of Cavalry. Very desirable.

1862 Clothing Account For Louisiana Conf $125.00


Abraham Lincoln, President At War


The Life And Times Of Benjamin Franklin $15.00


Autograph, General Alfred T. A. Torbert

Years ago when we first started attending the larger Civil War shows in the South, enthusiastic <I>diggers</I>would bring wooden boxes filled with excavated treasures for sale or trade to fellow enthusiasts.  I found most of these folks had a depth of knowledge and commitment to history that brought the content of  their relic filled boxes to a special level.  Now and again I would pick out a treasure that was of particular interest to me, usually something with a tag on it or a group of things of known origin, and bring my find back to Maine where it would ultimately get set aside in storage with our accumulation of <I>stuff</I>.  In that accumulation we have a small number of artillery bolt fragments collected just prior to the July 1938 Gettysburg Reunion and are offering each <U>individually priced</U> for the collector who would like an authentic Gettysburg relic without spending a ton of money.   The relics came to us in a small wooden box that had been in the <B>Mountfort G. A. R. Post</B> in Brunswick, Maine; the <U>home Post of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain</U>.   On the lid of the box was the period identification as <I><B> Confederate relics gathered during preparation for the July 1913 Gettysburg Great Reunion</I></B>.  Though the old wire hinged pine box with a piece or two of its’ content has long since passed, we did have the foresight to save an image of the pine box and its’ paper label to go with the relics we kept for ourselves.  <U> Our note with a photo of the old relic box, its’ label and origin from the Mountfort G. A. R. Post  will come your the shell fragment to preserve its’ history.</U>  A neat original Battle of Gettysburg relic and remembrance of what was to be the last joint reunion of Union and Confederate veterans.  With eye appeal and condition best demonstrated by our illustrations, this early American decorated powder horn measures approximately 11 inches from spout to butt. With decoration and provenance harkening back to frontier New England and now seldom remembered confrontation there between early inhabitants and Native Americans, this eye appealing decorated powder horn will make a desirable addition to any period collection. The significance of the period depiction of young woman escaping capture by pursuing Indians is revealed by the most rudimentary research of a descendant family note pinned to an accompanying homespun relic.  <I> ‘This piece of Material was spun by your great great great grandmother on Pearl Hill, Fitchburg. She sheared the sheep, dyed the wool spun it into the pattern and cloth. Over 150 years old. Grandma Brown was the person who ran from the Indians.’</I>.  A google search quickly identifies <I> Pearl Hill, Fitchburg</I> as Fitchburg, Massachusetts, with a further search of period Brown family landowners produces a, period singular, <I>Captain William Brown</I> who, shortly after the Revolution, donated land for the Fitchburg town meeting house, and his spouse <I><B>Elisabeth</B></I> (Coffin)<I><B> Brown</B></I>. (see: Elisabeth Brown (Coffin) (1763 - 1843) - Genealogy ( While beginning with the capture by Indians and carrying away of founder John Fitch and his family in 1748, (see: <I>Fitchburg Massachusetts, Past & Present</I> by Wm. A. Emmerson) Fitchburg’s local lore and a generational history of Native American conflict, leaves much to explore. 

      Remaining with the horn is a 16 inch square piece of wool homespun described in the penned <I>’Granny note’</I> simply as a <I>piece of material</I> spun by great, great grandmother Brown who <I> sheared the sheep, dyed the wool</I> and <I> spun it into the pattern and cloth</I>  Offering clear evidence of period work while remaining in pleasing condition, the remnant is fashioned from two 8 inch loomed swatches, center seamed with overall silk tape binding.   (A matching tape suspension indicates an intended purpose beyond simple display?)  The width of the fabric, structural unevenness and design concept uniformity with variation in execution, are all good evidence of the piece being the product of an 18th early 19th century country popular <I>table,</I> frame loom or rigid Heddle loom.  An exceptional piece in and of itself  for the early American textile enthusiast, it and the powder horn need to remain together with the descendant provenance.  A desirable early americana grouping!   <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


<b>Died in 1863</b>

(1812-63) Born in Germany, he belonged to the Bavarian Legion. In 1848, he participated in the revolution against the monarchy and had to seek asylum in Switzerland, but was expelled the following year and came to the United States, settling in Rockland County, New York. His reputation as a revolutionary patriot enabled him to recruit a regiment which was mustered into the Federal service in 1861 as the 8th New York Infantry, with Blenker as their colonel. He was appointed brigadier general on Aug. 9, 1861, and at 1st Bull Run he had command of a brigade, part of Colonel Dixon Miles's division, who performed capably in covering the Union rear on their confused retreat toward Washington. Blenker later commanded a division in the Shenandoah Valley against Stonewall Jackson. He died on Oct. 31, 1863.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of full colonel, wearing kepi, and holding sword at his side. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning and wear. Small abrasion to the reverse just above the photographer's imprint. Very fine.  

<b>Union Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War

War Date Letter Signed</b>

(1802-78) A former newspaper editor, he held various minor political offices and had been in the Navy Department before joining the Republican party in 1855. Named Secretary of the Navy by President Abraham Lincoln, he served with great efficiency during the war. Completely loyal to Lincoln, his support of Andrew Johnson as well made him a steadying influence in the presidential cabinet. Resigning in 1869, he later wrote "Lincoln & Seward" and published his own, "Diary of Gideon Welles."

<u>War Date Letter Signed</u>: 7 3/4 x 10, in ink. 

Navy Department

September 26, 1862


Your letter of the 16th inst. has been received.

You are entitled to the pay of your grade from the date of your appointment, August 2, 1862, and to sea pay while serving in the Western Flotilla.

I am respy.,

your obt. svt.,

Gideon Welles

Secretary of the Navy

Actg. Vol. Lieut.

John V. Johnston

Gunboat Baron de Kalb

Memphis, Tenn.

Capt. Winslow

Light age toning and wear. Neatly written. The signature is bold, but shows some feathering to the ink. Gideon Welles is always a very popular Union Navy autograph to obtain, especially in war date format.

Lieutenant John V. Johnston, U.S. Navy, served in the Civil War from August 2, 1862, to June 23, 1864.

The Gunboat Baron de Kalb, was constructed for the Union Navy by James B. Eads. Originally built at St. Louis, at the Union Marine Works Carondelet, Missouri, for the U.S. War Department, she was launched at St. Louis, on October 12, 1861, and joined the Western Gunboat Flotilla.

On October 1, 1862, the Baron De Kalb was transferred to the U.S. Navy Department. From December 21–28, she took part in the Yazoo Expedition, and participated in the action at Drumgould's Bluff, on December 28th. Four of Baron De Kalb's sailors were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the expedition; Seaman Peter Cotton, Captain Pierre Leon, Boatswain's Mate John McDonald, and Boatswain's Mate Charles Robinson.

During 1863, the Baron De Kalb took part in the capture of Arkansas Post (January 10–11); the expedition up the White River (January 12–14); the Yazoo Pass Expedition (February 20 – April 5); was in action at Fort Pemberton (March 11–13); in action at Haines' Bluff (April 29–2 May, May 18); in action at Yazoo City, Mississippi (20–23 May); and in the Yazoo River Expedition (24–31 May).

She was sunk by a Confederate mine on July 13, 1863, in the Yazoo River, one mile below Yazoo City, Mississippi. [Source: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships].

Gettysburg Excavated / Civil War ARTILLE $65.00


important! Escaping the Indians – decor $2995.00


CDV, General Louis Blenker $125.00


Autograph, Gideon Welles $175.00

State Historical Markers of Virginia, Listing the Inscriptions on All State Markers on the Principal Highways of Virginia, With Supplementary Data. Fifth Edition, 1941. With illustration of the Virginia State Seal. Issued by the Virginia Conservation Commission, Richmond, Va. Published by Division of Publicity and Advertising. Edited by Division of History and Archaeology. 4 3/4 x 8 3/4, booklet with illustrated cardboard covers. The same exact illustration is on the front and back covers. 243 pages, index. The inside front cover has the instructions on how to use this booklet, and the inside back cover is imprinted with the names and positions of the Virginia Conservation Commission. Minor edge chipping and wear to the covers. Very fine.     

<b>Signed by 2 prominent Gettysburg citizens who were prominent during the battle! 

Issued to and signed by a member of the famous Culp family of Gettysburg!</b>

7 1/4 x 3, imprinted check, filled out in ink. Two cents, U.S. Internal Revenue tax stamp at upper left of the check, with a bust view of President George Washington. Gettysburg, PA., Dec. 19th, 1872. Gettysburg National Bank, Pay to Jeremiah Culp. Twelve Dollars and 34/100. Signed at lower right by D. Kendlehart. Endorsed on the reverse by Jeremiah Culp, and S.G. Cook. Light fold wear and age toning. Desirable Gettysburg document signed by two of its prominent war time citizens!

<u>Jeremiah Culp</u>:

The recipient of this check, who signed it on the reverse, Jeremiah Culp, was born in Adams County, Pa., on May 4, 1822. Jeremiah married Rebecca F. Howell, and had 12 children. He owned and operated a carpenter shop located at 141 York Street, which was used as a hospital and operating room during the battle, and its aftermath. His carpenter’s bench made a good operating table, and a pile of amputated arms and legs were left outside of the building just under the window. 

Jeremiah also served as the draft officer for the area and consequently had the names of the local men who were eligible for the war. When the Confederates took over the town on July 1st, they sought out Jeremiah Culp, and found him at his 141 York Street residence/shop. Demanding he give them the names of these eligible men, Culp refused to cooperate with the Rebels and successfully argued his way out of the dilemma. 

Jeremiah and Rebecca had a baby boy, that was born in their York Street location, on July 4, 1863. Known as the "Battle Baby," he was named Jeremiah "Meade" Culp, with his middle name being given to him in honor of the Union Commander at Gettysburg, General George G. Meade.  

Continuing with the patriotic tradition that they started with the birth of their first son, they named their second son, Harvey "Reynolds" Culp, who was born in 1865, in honor of Union General John F. Reynolds, who was killed on the first day's fighting, July 1, 1863. Jeremiah Culp passed away on April 1, 1887, in Gettysburg.

<u>David Kendlehart</u>:

(1813-91)  A prosperous businessman in Gettysburg, he was president of the city council on June 26, 1863, when Confederate General Jubal A. Early, entered Gettysburg, and demanded goods and money from the town. Kendlehart refused, but offered for the stores to be opened so the town's civilians could supply what they could of the general's demands. He later slipped out of town and maintained a low profile during the battle until the morning of July 4th, when he entered the Union lines and informed Union Commander, General George G. Meade of the Confederate withdrawal from the streets of Gettysburg.

Kendlehart, also the owner of a shoe business on Baltimore Street, met General Early as he rode into town less than a week before the outbreak of battle, and demanded to speak with the borough’s mayor. The Confederate general’s inquiry proved fruitless however, as Burgess Robert Martin’s wife informed General Early that Martin and most of the councilmen had already left the town in advance of the arrival of the Confederates army. The responsibility of representing the borough in negotiations with Early therefore fell to Mr. Kendlehart. Early demanded that Kendlehart furnish the rebel troops with thousands of pounds of provisions, shoes, hats, and U.S. currency. Kendlehart’s refusal to supply the rebels, citing limited authority of the Borough, and the impossibility of securing so much material in a small municipality such as Gettysburg.

His tactful argument may have saved the town from ruin in retribution for his noncompliance. Although he refused to hand over the supplies, Kendlehart removed responsibility from the borough, and did, however, suggest that the Confederates go from household to household asking the citizens of Gettysburg to furnish whatever they could. Kendlehart would leave Gettysburg proper that evening to remain hidden two miles outside of the borough at McAllister’s Mill until the end of the battle, at which point the leaderless citizens exercised their own political agenda with General Early. The money in the town bank was hidden, families hid their food and possessions, residents protected their free black neighbors from capture, and most of the Gettysburg citizens lied about having anything of value when the Confederate soldiers asked. The Rebels gained very little from the town’s unified defiance, marveling at how such a population could possess so little.

David Kendlehart died on April 30, 1891, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa.

WBTS Trivia: The town of Gettysburg, Pa. was established by James Gettys in 1786. 

Culp's Hill, played a major role during the battle and saw much fighting throughout the 3 day battle of Gettysburg, on July 1, 2, 3, 1863.   

<b>United States Congressman from New York</b>

(1804-77) Born in Geneva, N.Y., he received a limited schooling, then moved to Allens Hill, N.Y., and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He also held several local offices. Elected as a Whig to the U.S. Congress, he served 4 years, from 1847-51. 

<u>Signature with place</u>: 6 x 1 1/4, in ink, Robt. L. Rose, Allens Hill.  

<b>United States Congressman from New York</b>

(1790-1849) Born in Phillipstown, Putnam County, N.Y., he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice. He was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1841, and was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Congress, and served 1847-49. He died at Cold Spring, Putnam County, N.Y., on July 28, 1849, and was interred in the Old Cemetery.

<u>Signature with Place</u>: 5 1/2 x 1 1/4, in ink, Cornelius Warren, Cold Spring, Putnam Co., N.Y.

State Historical Markers of Virginia $10.00


Gettysburg National Bank Check


Autograph, Robert L. Rose


Autograph, Cornelius Warren

<b>United States Congressman from New York</b>

(1784-1869) Born in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York. He graduated from Poughkeepsie Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and in 1807 he established his law office in Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y. He served as district attorney for Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties for thirty years. Nelson served as a member of the New York State Assembly, 1820-21, and in the New York State Senate 1824-1827. He the Judge of the Court for the Correction of Errors, 1824-1827. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1847-51.

<u>Signature with Place</u>: 5 1/2 x 1, in ink, Wm. Nelson, Peekskill, N.Y.       H 38in. x D 20in.

Rewired and ready to hang. Glass is old.  H 16in. x D 7in.  H 24in. x 9in.

Original rare glass and fittings

Autograph, William Nelson







H 25in. x D 7in.

more available

NOS from the 50's  H 29in. x D 8in.

Dramatic old glass  H 30in. x D 5in.

More than 12 in stock at the moment. Can be fitted with other holders.  H 20in. x W 8in. x D 18in.

Great for a gothic/ castle scene

1 more also available




GOTHIC RED PENDANT lights $850.00




GOTHIC WALL SCONCES with red glass $2400.00

H 36in. x D 7in.

great quality   can be shortened to your needs  H 56in. x D 22in.

Extra large very dramatic.

Larger multi luminaire version also available.  H 27in. x  W 24in. x 4in.  H 28in. x D 14in.

Great patina in original old finish

ready to hang



Monumental GOTHIC pendant light $2400.00





H 10in. x W 10in. x D 7in.

Great patina and ready to go  This 6 X 5 1/8 inch enameled sheet metal photography frame remains in excellent all original condition.  Retaining its original <B>PATENTED JUNE 22, 1864</B>, this attractive Civil War dated frame will make a wonderful addition to the display of any period albumin or ferrotype image.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  H 36in. x D 12in.

Great old glass  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 7in.

Priced per pair



Original Patent June 1864 - PHOTO FRAME $75.00





H 60in. x D 18in.

Original fixture and glass...great weight and color  H 30in. x D 16in.

priced per pair

Shades are a close match but slightly off-color.

 H 36in. x 8in.

Fabulous amber/gold glow to the glass

priced per item...other tag is #2078  H 11in. x W 4in. x D 7in.

More available

Priced per item

ARTS & CRAFTS pendant light $3500.00


Antique sheffield Glass pendants $1850.00


art glass pendant ca 1950 $550.00


vintage glass wall sconces in textured w $350.00

H 12in. x D 7in.  H 12in. x W 7in. x D 9in.

Amazing textured vintage glass in limited supply  NOS

price per item  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 7in.

Price per item

high relief matte design in soft yellow

7 available  Best appreciated here by our illustrations, this antique three drawer pocket telescope measures 5 inches closed and extends to approximately 14 ¼ inches drawn.  In nice original condition with good optics and with a nicely age patinated macrame cover, this vintage telescope will do well in use or in a period display.

<B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

Close to Ceiling vintage light $650.00


Large set of vintage glass sconces $650.00


Set of custom art glass sconces $350.00


vintage macramé covered – Pocket Telesco $245.00

H 41in. x D 21in.

Embossed relief bowl is very thick  Standing approximately 5 inches from base to burner top, this attractive little <I>chimneyless</I> oil lamp is an example of a transition from the similarly sized double wick camphene lamps of the 1850s .   Despite wide continued use of the volatile camphene lamps through the mid-19th century, by the time of the Civil War the U.S. Patent Office had recorded nearly 250 different patents for all manner of lamps, wicks, burners, and fuels to meet consumer demand for less volatile, clean illumination.  The <I>tube wick</I> lamp offered a departure from the dangerous mixture of turpentine, alcohol, and camphor oil (camphene) lamp.

.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

 H 36in. x D 12in.  H 36in. x D 10in.

Monumental hanging bowl fixture holds 3 $6800.00


mid-19th century tubular wick Oil Lamp $65.00


clear ribbed glass pendant $550.00


Clear globe pendant $550.00

H 54in. x W 45in.  H 38in. x W 38in.x7in.  H 14in. x W 20in.x5in.  H 16in. W 8in. X D 3in.

price per pair

Horizontal candelabra fixture $750.00


Island tee light $1100.00


Island tee light $600.00


H 16in. W 8in. X D 3in.

price per $1800.00

H 14in. x W 11in. x D 7in.  H 12in. x D 12in.

more available in this or larger sizes

priced each  H 13in. x D 14in.

priced per pair  H 71in. x W 60in. x D 10in.

Wall sconce $750.00


old milk glass shades $450.00


Period milk glass pointed shades . . pair $950.00


Arts and Crafts mantle with insert $6500.00

H 30in. x W 44in. x 8in.  H 16in. x D 6in.  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 12in.  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 9in.

ORB island light $950.00


Caged trouble light $165.00


Arts / crafts wall sconces $1200.00


Oil rubbed bronze wall sconces. . a pair $650.00

H 12in. x W 6in. x D 7in.

Available in custom finishes at a surchare        This especially nice early handcrafted skittles game is held in its original 11 X 7 7/8 X 3 7/8 inch dovetailed American black walnut, slide-top case and retains its original full complement of 10 pins with 2 game balls of dense lignum vitae wood .  The turned pins of a variety of hardwood species from rock maple, pecan, live oak, &c, though each is identical in size and shape very in weight and make the game especially challenging. 

      Originating in Europe well before the 1700s the game of skittles was a mainstay of English pubs well before immigrating to America where the ten-pin version is now considered a forerunner to modern bowling.  Popular in ten, nine and four pin versions both as a parlor game where the pins were set-up in diamond fashion on the wood of carpeted floor, the game of skittles was also played out of doors and was popularly played by children as well as adults.  Emanating from a history as an English pub or drinking game, by the time of the American Civil War the game was popularly played in the ten-pin version by common folk and high society alike, indoors and out by children and adults.  ( A period example of a skittles game had been on display as part of the period memorabilia of the Jefferson Davis, <I>White House of the Confederacy,</I> home section of the old <I>Museum of the Confederacy</I> in Richmond.)  

      Equally appropriate to home, pub or Civil War winter camp, this outstanding entirely handmade skittles game offers good evidence of age and period use yet remains in exceptional, all original and period condition.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

 Best described here by our illustrations, such wood mounted <I>Magic Lantern</I> slides saw considerable use through the mid 1860’s though the type actually predate the wet plate generated photo slides popular in the Civil War era.  This one offers a colorfully hand colored and artist rendered Revolutionary War view of a of a young maiden cannoneer.

<B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


<b>United States Congressman from New York

Governor of the State of New York</b>

(1811-1867) Born in Windham, Greene County, N.Y., he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and commenced practice in Lockport, N.Y. He was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Niagara County, N.Y., and served from 1836-1841. Was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses, and served from 1843-1849. He was the chairman of the Committee on Commerce. He was the Comptroller of New York, from 1849-1850. Served as Governor of New York, 1850-1852. Was chairman of the Whig National Convention in 1856. Hunt was tendered as the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 1860, but he declined the position. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864, and died in New York City, on February 2, 1867. He was interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport, N.Y.

<u>Signature with Place</u>: 5 1/2 x 1 3/4, in ink, W. Hunt, Lockport, N. York.



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<b>United States Congressman from New York</b>

(1805-57) Born in  Freehold, Greene County, N.Y., he engaged in the general merchandise business. Served as a member of the New York State Senate in 1838 and 1841. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth U.S. Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John M. Holley, and served from 1848-1849. After his time in congress he resumed his former business activities, died in Newark, Wayne County, N.Y., on November 19, 1857; and was buried in the Willow Avenue Cemetery.

<u>Signature with Place</u>: 5 3/4 x 2 1/2, in ink, Esbon Blackmar, Newark, Wayne Co., New York. Light staining at right edge.  H 42in x D 18in.  H 7in. x D 12in.

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Autograph, Esbon Blackmar




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