Georgian mahogany bow front stick barometer. Silvered register plate with sliding vernier and ivory turned knob. Concertina boxwood portable cistern with urn style cistern cover. The register plate signed 'Stott, Dumfries'. c.1795
A rare Old Sheffield Plate cucumber slicer, England, c1815. Cucumber slicers are quite rare, & an example of innovations that began with the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700's. The cucumber was placed inside the cylinder, & held in place by a spikes mounted onto a metal disc. This disc moved forward as the handle was turned, pushing the cucumber forward within in the cylinder. A steel blade then cut the cucumber into thin slices for accompaniments to bread & butter.
RARE & IMPORTANT PAUL DeLAMERIE STERLING SILVER COFFEE POT English. London. 1714. Of lighthouse form engraved with a crest and applied with a double scroll wood handle. Height 9 5/8". (28 oz) Note: As Lamerie entered his first maker's mark at Goldsmiths' Hall on February 5, 1713, this coffee pot is one of the earliest surviving works by him. There is only one other coffee pot by Lamerie marked in 1714 known (illustrated in Susan Hare, Paul de Lamerie, 1990, Cat. No. 5, Illus. p. 33)