This baby cradle in pine with dove tails is really nice. It will be at David Tims Auction in Pell City, Alabama.
For English and French antiques, his shop is the place to go, but if you like American prims, you can find some real gems there, also.
I used to think these were called "walking spinning wheels" because the legs looked like they were ready to walk across the floor.
Tasha Tudor said that it's the spinner who does the walking; that in a normal spinning session the spinner will walk back and forth for a mile or more. Maybe she was exaggerating a bit.
|Whit's Auction is also offering this Federal mirror; circa. 1800 , I think. |
They are a love-it-or-leave-it type of thing. Consider it really beautiful, or really ugly.
|If you don't like Federal mirrors, you can turn it to the wall and show this dandy backside.|
|This pie safe, maybe linen press, alone would be worth the trip. |
It looks like Southern Pine, never painted, a nice size, and can be useful anywhere.
|I can see this loaded with quilts and homespun.|
|The sides appear to be one board, at least 22 inches.|
|Ah, a beautiful back. I think one day I'll have a room in my house with all the primitive furniture turned to the wall so I can see the backs. |
Yes, some people would talk, but the real primitive folks would understand perfectly.
|The blue and white milk picture has had a long and happy life. I guess that is supposed to be an ear of corn with shucks around it. |
I don't get the connection so maybe I missed the potter's intention...