Wooden frame held together with wooden pegs, spindle decorative trim at all four sides, pierced tin center with swinging door exposing the removable tinned charcoal pan, iron wire handle intact.

See example #1444 in Neumann's book "Early American Country Furnishings" page 326.

[a] Clay pipe 1650 - 1680, overall 6", very fine.................................., c.

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All show wear, some water stains, top tip of one trimmed............................................................, White clay smoking pipe with 7" of the long stem remaining. 1780, spiked base with some decorative designs to the bowl.

Excavated in an old cellar near Schuyler Flatts, NY. Period pipes excavated are rarely found with any stem whatsoever......................., Large rose head nails excavated by an amateur archeologist over 40 years ago in the ruins of the Schuyler House at Schuyler Flatts, NY.

The city served as the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699 to 1780 and was the center of political events in Virginia leading to the American Revolution.

The bowl is still filled with soil, overall fine........................................., Clay pipe excavated at Fort Ticonderoga, NY.

Could have been used by a old woman knitting or spinning wool or by a soldier in a cold tent.

Very fine condition......................................, 48" X 75", split seamed in two panels sewn together, edge trimmed in red, two ornate red and blue stars to either side "P. The wool fabric shows two very small areas of holes along with scattered stains from obvious use.The site was strategically important in Acadia, a French colony that included parts of what are now Quebec, The Maritimes, and northern Maine. It was surrendered to the British in 1755 after the Battle of Fort Beausjour and renamed Fort Cumberland. Fine................................................, three French or English playing cards of a very unusual design.The fort played an important role in the Anglo-French rivalry of 1749 - 63 and in the 1776 Battle of Fort Cumberland when sympathizers of the American Revolution were repulsed. Three basic "King" cards with each showing two different sets, [a] Spade with five diamonds, [b] Club with 2 1/2 diamonds, [3] Diamond with four spades.Bale seals served two basic purposes in the colonial period with some variation in form and function.Their primary function was to provide proof that cloth or other goods had met the standard set by the guild which controlled the materials in the bale.Most often, this was cloth since cloth was one of the most valuable and highly regulated and controlled materials in the 17th Century.