Sunday, June 24, 2012

Victorian Cabinet Card Photographs - Collecting Lady Man Black Americana

Old Victorian cabinet card photos are quite a treasure! Not only are they fun to look at, but they give us quite an insight into fashion, millinery, social customs, and more.  I am posting several on my Ruby Lane antique website for sale, and here's some previews below. If you see one you like, and it's not in my shop, please inquire if it has already sold, because it may be in line to be posted soon. The black African American lady is particularly lovely, in an antique barbola rose and swag frame.

Rarely do you find a card with people smiling!

Oh my! Love those mutton-chop sideburns, and just how much pomade does he have in his hair...!

Beautiful ascot scarf on this gentleman...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

La France Roses Yard Long Print + 2 More!

At long last, we are offering three outstanding yard long prints! They are
(1) La France Roses yard long by the Victorian artist Paul de Longpre,
(2) French Summer Roses by Maud Stumm, and
(3) French Pansy Favorites, also by Maud Stumm. 
The prints are perfect reproductions of the old 1890's prints, measure 9 x 34.25 inches. The last two have never been offered for sale to the public. They frame up beautifully.  You can purchase them on our website by clicking on this link:
Here's a look at all three below!

On our antique website on Ruby Lane, we've just listed some incredible bird triptych yard longs by the famous illustrator Hector Giacomelli.  These are ANTIQUE engravings, and are housed in a quarter-sawn tiger oak frames with gorgeous copper flower and leaf corner embellishments. The first is a scene of parent birds, their nests, and eggs they are hatching.  The second set depicts bird life, a cute scene of birds chasing a butterfly, and baby birds, so cute! Here's a link to them: