Vintage Jeu du Nain Jaune. Scuffed cardboard box, bandaids on the corners. Inner trays in excellent shape, with vibrant colours. Often these boxes are empty. This one has managed to stay intact - playing cards, tiny wooden dice, wooden jetons.
Vintage shoe forms, or lasts, are available in every size, shape and style. Our favourites are the wooden ones, for their honeyed tones and rich patina. Metal plates and makers' marks are another plus.
But this is something else entirely. A child's last, with an unfinished shoe still nailed in place. 6½ inches in length, the shoe is made of extremely thick leather, dyed black. Scallops have been threaded through with thin black cord, and the metal buckle has rusted. The leather is wrapped and glued to an innersole, but the outer sole was never completed.
Blood Tablets. Tablets of high Therapeutic Efficacy and Easy Solubility. Contains Blaud's Pill, Strychnine Sulphate, Corrosive Sublimate, Extract Gentian, Acid Arsenous, Capsicum.
Chocolate Coated Blaud with Arsenic.
Gelatin-Coated Yellow Mercurous Iodide (Mercury protiodide). Guaranteed under The Food and Drugs Act, June 30th, 1906. Guaranty No.6.
San Oral. A preventative of spongy or receding gums and loose teeth, and a specific for Pyorrhea (Riggs Disease). Will relieve all local inflamations of the mouth, and acts as a delightful and refreshing stimulant. Contains 35% alcohol. Delightful and refreshing, indeed!
Vintage sheet music. Antique glass bottles from England and France, in delicate blues and greens. Antique French eyeglasses. Glass bottle stoppers, ointment tube, metal ruffle and Doan's pill tin from the local salvage yard. Antique German doll head.
One wall of the studio is covered with these inexpensive box shelves, perfect for displaying found treasures and groupings awaiting a permanent home in an assemblage piece.
Hand-carved polychrome saint's head with crown. Wooden hands. Vintage wooden box for playing cards and jetons. Business stamps, French postal cachet, personal seals, all with turned wood handles. St. Cristophe R.C. Carpentras metal tin, holding found treasures. Secrets for another day.