The local high-end auction house is having an impressive sale from the estate of a Richmond, VA couple. It is billed as a single-owner, catalogue-level auction. I can’t disagree. It’s going to take a while to process and upload the pictures so I thought I might offer some interesting things as teasers.
First is a another hinge previously unknown to me. You could call it a staple/strap hinge. For want of a better word, a staple is driven down into the back board of the chest and clenched. Half of a strap hinge is wrapped around the staple and riveted to the lid. And it looks something like this:
First is a safe with an eagle motif.
And this one:
It is amazing how many different tin patterns there are. I have seen few if any repeats. If you missed the pie safe set the first time it was offered, click HERE to see it.
Finally, I offer this edge profile on the top of a chest. It is the most complex profile I’ve seen in a while.
Let me know if any of you have this moulding plane in your collection. Chuck Bender, when asked, said something about hollows and rounds. Sounds like work.