Always check back to this first line on all my listings for notifications about possible sales or discount offers. Check out my other Graber filled cupboard(s) listed. ITEM- 1984 Barbara Davis Blind Chimney Cupboard in Intentionally Distressed Blue + 5 pcs of Jane Graber Stoneware, a Renee Bowen Mortar/Pestle, a 1976 C. Bugg Market Basket, & Joanna Scarboro yarn spool candlestick This is one-of-a-kind in the sense of the combination of pieces.
This cupboard was made by retired IGMA Artisan Barbara Davis who works diligently for the IGMA now. She was very good at aging & distressing pieces & has sanded & added scratches & gashes in all the right places like an antique piece would have. A lot of people sand around the latch on aged cupboards but they just leave new looking wood underneath.She stained them so they had the warm old patina that you usually see in those worn spots in real antiques from people's hands touching them for decades. Renee Bowen is retired & won't make me any more of these turned, painted mortar & pestles no matter how much I beg, sigh. Bugg only made a handful of these baskets back in the 70's & they almost never come up & the spool candlesticks are also extremely scarce, only one listing ever shown at worthpoint (wish I could've bought that lot as I'll never be able to replace this but it looked the best in there of all the pieces I tried).
The cupboard measures 6 & 1/8" tall X 2 & 1/2" wide X 1 & 3/16 deep. POTTERY MAKER- Though Jane Graber is planning to fully retire soon & has lowered production, she is still an active member of the IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans) & has been making miniature replicas of 18th- and 19th-century American salt-glaze stoneware for more than 36 years, hand-throwing each piece on a potter's wheel, then painting and signing her work.She is internationally recognized for her craft, has been featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly, and regularly does solo and group shows in the U. Her work is extraordinary; she is widely recognized as the best living miniaturist potter & without question is definitely the best in terms of stoneware & redware. In the later-1980s, Jane began hand-throwing replicas of early American sgraffito redware, which is quite popular among her collectors and others who love Americana. Her pieces have great potential for increasing in value & I completely adore them. CONDITION- The pottery is a few years old but unused & the cupboard is vintage with an intentionally aged & distressed patina including gouges, scratches, & staining by the maker, but is like new with no issues & no wax residue on it anywhere. NOTE- The only this to note is that the maker of the market basket, put a bad fold/bend in the handle while originally bending it (common when making small baskets). You can see it happened when it was made as it was never fully rounded at that spot as it should be. You don't notice it when the front of the basket is forward anyway. I didn't want to mess with it for fear of damaging it further but it's in no danger of breaking & is common even in antique market baskets. Perhaps you found your way to us from our HTGTminis FB page.
We hope you will choose to do business with us. Our previous 21 years experience with antiques enables us to have a discerning eye when it comes to proper scale in miniatures. This way you are protected and so are we. We describe our items thoroughly & offer many photos. Our description is our description, no need to study our clear photos to try to see damage we didn't describe, as we always do our best to look closely for issues beforehand so you won't have to upon arrival.
The item "1984 Barbara Davis DH Mini Cupboard 5 pcs Jane Graber Joanna Scarboro" is in sale since Friday, March 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dollhouse Miniatures\Artist Offerings".
The seller is "born-again" and is located in Scottsville, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.