Arts & Crafts on Ebay, February
Lots of neat stuff on Ebay right now, but for the love of God, please people, stop trying to get hits on your old junk by suggesting that a hammered-copper cowboy hat ashtray may be Roycroft when you know perfectly well that it ain't. Or something named as a "Stickley magazine rack" that certainly isn't (further down the seller says 'no marks to suggest that it is but it certainly fits the styling...' - sure. We call this kind of misleading labeling "hit whoring," and it's not a very honest or nice thing to do. This guy even admits that it's signed "K&Co." but insists on labeling the auction "Roycroft?" - how kind.
- L & JG Stickley writing desk (but who knows how high the reserve is...)
- modern Stickley mantel clock
- Roycroft copper bowl
but nice A&C furniture and decorative items don't need to be signed or big-name to be pretty.
- blue-glaze ceramic bowl
- attractive copper doorbell plaque with squared-rose design
- a neat box with some interesting detail and a very unique secretary
- a simple tiger oak cabinet
- a couple of nice tile frames
- several nice, clean and simple probably ex-institutional oak desks
- a unique bookcase with drawers with some interesting mortises
- an odd little English A&C sidetable / bookshelf
- a sidetable / bookcase unit with some Scottish A&C details
- a beautifully simple oak sideboard