I haven't been to an auction for a while. The store is full and business is slow, but I found myself missing them, and as I am in Massachusetts this weekend, I went to my favorite auction. I took some pictures as I unloaded the car and moved things to their various holding areas.
Nice old red bench with pegged legs.
Very old (early 19th century) yarn winder.
The base of the yarn winder--a big old hunk of wood.
A bunch of metal things.
Fabulous fifties chalkware figures. I lay the guy on top of the shrine. Not sure what it's for. A candle?
An old needlepoint and a newish oil painting. I also got a bunch of cool frames, which probably wasn't a good idea as I never know what to do with them.
I'm starting to collect these early photographic portraits. I find them interesting and moving in a strange way.
I have a fantasy of having occasional small exhibitions in the store, organized around a theme.
What is your favorite?