Not sure if these 2 iron panels with engraved mirrored pieces are parts of a gate or transom or just decorative panels meant to be hung on a wall. The mirrored pieces do appear old (1930s?). Not sure what to make of this. They are 4' tall. Your opinions wanted! Thanks!
I inherited my grandmother's great-grandmother's silk shawl - she came to Oregon from Scotland in the 1840s. I'm terrified! I want to take good care of it, I'd love to clean it but I have no idea how it would hold up or who I could trust to professionally clean it. I have considered maybe seeing if a museum would want it. I am looking for advice on caring for it and possibly cleaning it. The embroidery is superb, there is no back to it really I will attach photos of both sides, and the stains I wish I could remove. The ancestor to who it belonged had some small historical significance in Oregon, Isabella Miller Moar was her name.
Here it is laid out on my futon, it is quite large;
Any advice would be most welcome!
Does anyone know what this is?
I would like to list this old lock with bell and key, but there is nothing on it to identify the year or maker. Any help? Should I clean it? Thanks for looking!
Any info or guesses on where to start looking for maker? I know it's old but no marks on either piece.