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Stichery
20140129_0007
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
provenance
made by Beatrice Cardinal, date unknown, later household of Peter Cardinal
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
Cyclopedia
20140106_0018
category
household
family_branch
Ferslev
provenance
household of Niels Ferslev
title
The New Cabinet Cyclopaedia and Treasury of Knowledge. A Handy Book of Reference On All Subjects and For All Readers.
publication
Philadelphia: The Gebbie Publishing Co., Limited. 1900.
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Child's green chair
20140107_4622
category
household
family_branch
Ferslev
provenance
purchased by Niels and Clara Ferslev in 1919 for their daughter Beatrice
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#child_chairs

Child Chairs

The four chairs have interesting histories.

The green straight chair was bought by her parents for my wife, Beatrice Ferslev, when she was four years old (in 1919). It was used specifically for her to sit on in the one-seated family automobile while her older sister sat between the parents and the younger sister sat on mother's lap.

The other three chairs were given to me after my *cousin's children outgrew them (about 1915). The training chair was a brown color – stain and varnish –; we never had the tray. The "kitchen" chair was red enamel. I remember the rocker as yellow – probably a stained or natural finish. When Uncle Abe Frei brought the training chair from Spokane, Washington, out to the ranch on Indian Prairie, he was embarassed; so he put it in a burlap bag. I named the chairs for ranch horses – Major (training chair), Queen (kitchen), and Flo (rocker) and drove them with string lines. The chair backs and rear legs still show the wear from being dragged across the floor. I still refer to them by name.

* Eva Cady Robinson
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2007
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Cream and sugar set
20140126_4748
category
household
family_branch
Ferslev
provenance
unknown, thought to have been in household of Lucy Doty Jeffcott, then household of Clara Jeffcott Ferslev, later household of Carol Anne Grady
note
scene of renaissance gentlemen on one side each
maker_mark
"Royal Bayreuth", knight's helmet between pair of crowned lions with shields "P" and "T", scroll "PRIV. 1794", "BAVARIA"
condition
excellent
disposition
owned by Carol Anne Grady as of January 2014
20140126_4743 20140126_4747 20140126_4749
Wooden chalice, plate, and bottle
20140128_0027
category
art
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal for Peter Cardinal in 1984
note
one of several similar sets most made for ministers including several at St Paul's United Methodist Church
maker_mark
each piece marked "ALC", "1984", "MAPLE"
condition
very good
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Wooden bottle
20140626_0035
category
art
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal in 1995, household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
maker_mark
"Cherry + Apple", "ALC", "1995"
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of June 2014
20140626_0036 20140626_0037 20140626_0038
Sewing rocker
(no photo)
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
unknown origin, household of Lillie Strahl Cardinal, then household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#sewing_rocker

Sewing Chair

This low wooden rocker belonged to my mother, Lillie Strahl Cardinal (1877- 1948). I don't know when or how it was acquired, but I remember it as an old chair when I was a child.

Originally, the chair was finished with a dark brown stain and had a brown cane seat (fragments of the cane are still there). In the late 1920's, Mother installed a dime store plywood replacement seat. At some time, one of the six back splints was broken; I removed the opposite one to maintain symmetry when I painted the chair gray in the 1950's.

disposition
unknown
Meat cleaver
(no photo)
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
unknown, see notebook entry for story
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#cleaver

Butcher's Clever with sword handle

Used in Napolean's army.

The sword handle was probably a replacement, used instead of a regular handle because no other was available.

It was later found in a Wisconsin blacksmith's trash pail.

The rescuer brought it home and his wife used it to cut kindling. (Early 1800's.)

It travelled with them to Washington [state] and back, when it got its real workout chopping wood (1930's).

disposition
sold 2005 $32.50
3-prong fork
20160727_0001
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
unknown, believed to have been from household of Lillie and Gilbert Cardinal, then household of Alton Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
note
used as a gardening/potting fork
condition
very good, rusting, one tine lost small part at tip
disposition
owned as of July 2016
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