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19thC Paint-Decorated Bellows

19th C Paint-Decorated Bellows

19th C Paint-Decorated Bellows

19th C Paint-Decorated Bellows

19th C Paint-Decorated Bellows

19th C Paint-Decorated Bellows

This is a nice set of early 19thC paint-decorated pine fireplace bellows.

Measuring 16 ½ inches in length by 7 inches at their widest, they are in very good condition. They still retain 95 % of their paint decoration on the front and about 80% on the back.  The front painting of three red and gold quinces with Windsor green leaves on a smoke-decorated creamy yellow ground is nice and strong, as is the Windsor green and gold star decorated edge.  The decoration on the back consists of smoke decoration on the same creamy yellow ground.

The leather part of the bellows is still somewhat supple and in relatively good condition with only ONE pea-sized hole near the edge.  It also still retains all of the brass fasteners used to tack the leather to the wood.  There still does remain a small nail with some leather remnant on the inside handle, which was probably where the strap to hang them was fastened.

They were found in a collection in New Jersey, but the owner thought she might have purchased them in New England years ago.  I don’t come across painted bellows in decent shape anymore.  They are definitely a nice find!

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

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Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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