Antique Accessories & More
Below is a sample of antiques available. Click on images for more details including measurements.
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Pair of Brass Beehive Andirons
England. Circa 1800.
In a look that was prevalent at the time, these diminutive andirons were meant for a smaller fireplace such as one found in a bedroom or small study. Delicately proportioned and with thin accents, these are sure to brighten any fireplace they inhabit.
Fishing Smack Model
England. Circa late 19th century.
Fully fitted with proper sails (colored the tint that they would have been after their first proofing coat), chains and anchor, this fishing smack model proudly displays its workman roots. Employed through much of the 19th century along the coasts, these boats even found themselves outfitted for battle during the Great War, though we have no evidence that this particular one, the “Patience” out of Ramsgate, ever saw such action.
Holland. Circa 1820.
These beautiful Dutch teestoofs were used to keep a kettle warm. Smoldering coals would be placed in the brass liner on top of which the kettle would rest.
Though keeping a kettle warm these days is no longer a necessity, these mahogany teestoofs with their original brass lining and standing at 13" high are still handy as wastebaskets or jardinières. Whether you need one, a pair or perhaps even three, you can find them at Mill House.
Large Pond Yacht Model
England. Circa 1900.
This elegant yacht was created for pond racing, but looks just as well sunning itself in a large window. This type of model boat racing became popular during the turn of the last century and has continued to this day. This well-proportioned model has a larger number of sails than many of the later racing models, which, in the interest of stability, eschewed multiple angle sails.
H.M.S. Pelican Ship Model
England. Circa 1880.
A beautiful example of ship modeling, this sloop has all the details the original would have had and the model maker left the lower half of the hull exposed to reveal the frame. Originally in private service, the sloop was christened the Pelican in 1757 with a 16 gun arrangement for His Majesty's Service. This model, created around 1880, is a faithful recreation of the vessel.
England. Circa 1850.
"Bagatelle" is defined as "something of little value or importance; a trifle." It is no coincidence that a tabletop game could be called bagatelle, as it is a leisure activity designed to pass time and hone skills of little use in normal society. This 19th century box has its original baize and the painted numbers in the wells are still intact, thus rendering it as worthy of play as it is of conversation.
Half Ship Model, SS. Ayelstone
England. Circa 1917.
Created by master model builder, J. Blumer, for the Aylestone Shipping Co, Ltd., this half model of the S.S. Ayelstone is housed in a custom case with mirrored back. The details are perfect—as they had to be—and the quality of his work is immediately evident on first look. Further inspection reveals that no detail was too small.
Oak Wine Barrel
France. Circa 1920.
This 300+ litre, oak wine barrel has aged almost as well as the wine it once held. Its impressive size and patina makes for a delightful conversation piece and the Perrier-Jouet painted decoration only adds to the topic of fine wines. On a heavy stand, it would look well in a wine cellar, or as decoration under a pergola.
Glass Top Coffee Table
France. Circa 1950.
A large, glass top coffee table made from a grille door, the center of which is dominated by a beribboned trumpet vase with an attractive spill of flowers. Elegant cabriole legs complete the delicate appearance of this table without detracting from the grille.
France. Circa 1860.
This outstanding showpiece has been meticulously crafted and then coated in a rich, thick, ebony lacquer. Numerous classic design elements include the broken pediment above a single door with an oval porcelain Medusa-themed armorial flanked by porcelain colonettes. The interior features myriad trays flanking a central bank of drawers with ornate brass pulls. The interior facing of the door has a birdseye maple panel framed in kingwood.
Antique Child's Sleigh
England. Circa 1880.
What you see here is a beautiful example of a 19th century sleigh used as a winter substitute for a pram. Made of iron and steel with mahogany seat and footrest, this little treasure probably racked up miles of wintry travel ferrying wee ones to and fro. Today perhaps it would make a superb plant stand in a warmer environment--a unique juxtaposition of services.