Friday, March 21, 2014

18th Century Wooden Busk












From the seller:

OFFERING A UNIQUE CORSET HAND CARVED WOOD LADIES BUSK STAY STIFFENER .... FOLK ART.... A RARE HAND DONE OBJECT ...... MEASURING JUST UNDER 13 INCHES IN LENGTH AND 1-3/4 INCHES WIDE... "NO" CHIPS, CRACKS, SPLINTERING ETC. IS PRESENT ...... SOME OF THE SMALLER DETAILS DEPECTD ARE: IN THE HEART AT UPPER CENTER ARE TWO PRIMATIVE 4 LEGGED ANIMALS, MOST LIKELY A HORSE AND POSSIBLY A DEER, DOG OR ANTELOPE.. ANOTHER ANIMAL IN LOWER RIGHT BORDER IS WHAT APPEARS TO BE A QUAIL, DUCK OR SIMILAR, THESE MAY NOT BE VISIBLE IN THE PICTURES SO I MAKE NOTE OF THEM HERE... THE ENTIRE FRONT IS COVERED WITH INTRICATE HAND WORK. ... AS A TEENAGER I RECALL SEEING THIS WHEN IT WAS GIVEN TO MY UNCLE BY HIS GRANDMOTHER (MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER) SOMETIME IN THE LATE 50s SHORTLY BEFORE SHE PASSED. I SAW THIS AND ANOTHER ONE IN SCRIMSHAW ESKIMO BONE OR? AT THE TIME AND THOUGHT THEY WERE REALLY NEAT .... I NEVER GAVE THOUGHT TO THEM AGAIN UNTIL THEY ARRIVED IN MY MAILBOX SHORTLY AFTER MY UNCLE PASSED AWAY NEARLY FOUR YEARS AGO. ... IF MY UNCLE OR ANYONE IN THE FAMILY KNEW THE HISTORY, NO ONE BOTHERED TO PASS IT ALONG TO ME. ..... UNFORTUNATELY AS A YOUNG TEENAGER AT THE TIME, OF COURSE I NEVER ASKED. ... NOW, MOST ALL THE OLD FOLKS ARE GONE AND NO ONE IN MY FAMILY GIVES A HOOT ABOUT EITHER OF THEM, SO HERE IS THE WOOD ONE ON EBAY BEFORE I KICK THE BUCKET. ... COMPLETELY GURANTEED TO YOUR SATISFACTION IN ALL RESPECTS. .. I AM EMAIL FRIENDLY SO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS I WILL ANSWER TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY... I HAVE SEVERAL PICTURES FOR INSPECTION TAKEN WITH AND WITHOUT FLASH, PLEASE DO ENLARGE THEM FOR UP CLOSE DETAIL... US PRIORITY MAIL IS 1.00, I PAY AL ADDITIONAL POSTAL AND INSURANCE FEES AS A COURTESY. ....*****OUTSIDE OF USA SHIPPING VIA REGISTERED MAIL WILL BE HIGHER OF COURSE**** ....

From Me:

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's from...1778. ;-)

No comments:

Post a Comment