Folk Art George Washington on a white charger.

 
Pennsylvania German Spinning Wheel done in weathered mustard paint & typical of that used in the late 17th and 18th centuries to spin cotton and flax into thread — a necessity for weaving clothing for early settlers. It is fully functional.

 
Leather Fire Buckets were colonial fire extinguishers, filled with water or sand. It is hand- stitched steerhide lined with pitch to make it watertight. The motto "Pro Bono Publico" translates "For the Public Good."

 
Antique sheep pull-toy would have been used to entertain children in the 1700-1800's.

 

Federal Style Box made of pine, bird's eye maple, ebony and holly. The hardware is reproduced from 18th and 19th century originals.

 

Octagonal Oil portrait of George Washington in Gilbert Stuart's style of painting.

 

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