Both the base and chimney or shade of this kerosene lamp are clear glass. The base portion, used to contain kerosene or oil includes a cotton wick, and is decorated with an embossed vine design. Kerosene lamps were widely used until the invention...
The white ceramic pitcher is decorated with a white, orange, and yellow floral design, and has gold edging around the top and on the handle. The white bowl has an embossed pattern on the rim. Until the mid 1800's indoor plumbing was not common, so...
One side of this green glass bottle has the figure of the Madonna as its design. The decanter includes a matching stopper. The quality of the glass is bubbled, and it may have been manufactured in Mexico.
The off white bonnet is made of heavy cotton with a design of stitched parallel lines that run from the front to back. The bonnet has a curved shape to cover the head and sides of the face, and has a ruffle extending from the bottom.
The dolman jacket is constructed of black velvet with a floral design. The fringed dolman is designed with sleeves hidden under capelike arm pieces. It has a flat collar banded with tassels, and it has hook and eye closures.
The amber glass Gail Borden half gallon milk bottle was patented in 1857. The bottle's design features the profile of Gail Borden within a white circle. He invented a process for condensing milk that preserved it without refrigeration.
The amethyst glass child's cup with a pedestal base has a molded handle. The pressed design includes diagonal bands with flowers and striped markings, and the top of the cup is embossed with a pointed border.
Lace trim at the neckline and between vertical pintucks highlights the design of this off white child's dress. Below a thin raised band the dress extends into a long flowing skirt. The sleeves end with matching bands and ruffles.
The log cabin design of this quilt is one of the most popular quilting patterns. By altering the arrangement of light and dark fabrics in rectangular shapes, log cabin quilt designs are unique, yet widely recognized.