It is a unique joy to be in a small New Hampshire village and it is especially so for anyone seeking the beauty of antiquity. Golden Ampersand enjoys the luxury of existing in the heart of New England. Surrounded by lakes, mountains, lush forests, and a short drive to all the New England states gives easy access to all the richness of the region's history. The curator + purveyor of eclectic and unique art, antiques, and home furnishings, Eric Swanson of Golden Ampersand has served for more than twenty years as a buyer and designer for those seeking a simple, refined aesthetic. The Golden Ampersand Shop + Gallery and the adjoining Historic Enoch Page Home are open by appointment only. Contact us to request an invitation. The richness of the collection is always available online. John Keats said, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever". Allow us the pleasure of finding beauty for you.
1890s children's book printed on linen. 6 inches x 9 inches. Raphael Tuck & Sons produced cloth books starting in the late 1800's after Makers of the first Christmas greeting card and the first postcard, the idea behind the linen books was that they could be washed, were durable, and were safe for young children and babies. Unfortunately, like many other printers, publishers, and manufacturers of their time; the history, records, original paintings, and postcards of Raphael Tuck & Sons were destroyed during the bombing blitz of London during World War II.
Pair of small wooden, red-painted sliding top boxes. Smaller box dimensions are 4 1/4 inches x 2 inches x 3 1/2 inches. Larger box dimensions are 7 inches x 3 1/2 inches
Top hat candy container made of heavy paper. 5 1/4 inches long X 4 1/8 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches high.
Small oval pantry box. Natural attic finish. Inscribed with the name F. WITTON. 4 inches long x 3 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches high.
Small wooden carrier painted olive green. 13 1/2 inches long x 6 3/4 inches wide x 5 3/4 inches high.
Grain measure with inscription "J.M. Nichols". Salmon-colored painted 11 1/2 inches diameter and 6 3/8 inches high.
Wooden paint bucket grey, green crusty paint. 7 3/4 inches in diameter and 6 1/4 inches high.
Natural, oval, single-handled basket. One small break. Measures 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 and 9 1/2 inches high.
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