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What you should know about our vintage and antique bookends.

All our items have a history; they have been previously owned, which is part of their unique charm. They have normal signs of age and use and most collectors believe that, too, adds to their allure. We describe and show items as thoroughly as possible. All weights are for the pair. All items are subject to prior sale. Enjoy browsing our outstanding collection of rare treasures.

 

#1004 "Stratford on Avon"

Price: $125.00 SOLD

This is a delightful, vintage cast iron pair of bookends showing Shakespeare's home and inscribed "Stratford on Avon." They are from an unknown foundry and are believed to be circa 1920s. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 5-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only wear as appropriate to age.

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#1006 "Fireplace"

Price: $175.00

The warmth and coziness of home is projected in this vintage set of solid bronze "Fireplace" bookends. Their wonderful details are attributed to the sculptor R.L. England and are believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
5" x 2-1/4" d x 4" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with no cracks or dents and a lovely patina.
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#1011 Gothic Windows

Price: $150.00 SOLD

This is a rare and substantial pair of cast iron Gothic style windows with exceptional border detail. This unique set is attributed to the famous Bradley & Hubbard foundry and is circa 1930. Dimensions:
5-3/4" w x 2-1/8" d x 6-1/8" h
Weight: 9 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very fine condition with age-appropriate wear.
Gothic Windows

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#1028 Greek Columns

Price: $150.00 SOLD

Classic Greek architecture is exemplified in these columns produced circa 1920s in heavy cast iron with a copper-bronze finish that produces a vibrant and flowing patina. Each piece is stamped on the back with the noted Verona foundry signature. Dimensions:
7" w x 2"d x 4-1/2"h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.
Greek Columns

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#1033 Country Cottage

Price: $175.00

This is a charming pastoral scene of a quiet country home in low bas relief set in the overall shape of an early American sign board. From the acclaimed Bradley & Hubbard foundry, circa 1920, the pair is made of gray metal with a bronze finish. A companion set to these is in the Smithsonian Collection. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with a lovely patina and only age-appropriate wear.
Country Cottage
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#1044 Brick Fireplace

Price: $150.00

You can almost feel the warmth emanating from this highly attractive, extremely detailed, cast iron fireplace pair with a rich bronze patina, circa 1925. Dimensions:
6-1/4" w x 1-3/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good estate condition with only age-appropriate wear.
Brick Fireplace
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#1081 Gothic Arch

Price: $95.00

Their decorative, ornamental openwork helps this set of bookends project a delightful and welcome air of good cheer. From an unknown foundry, this set is believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 6" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
Gothic Arch
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#1087 Lincoln's Cabin

Price: $125.00

These are appealing pieces of Americana as well as illustrative examples of the superb detail work produced by the Judd Company, circa 1925. Made of cast iron with most of the enamel finish still intact, both pieces are stamped on the rear with the foundry mark and number 9673. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
Lincoln's Cabin
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