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End table
20140103_0032
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
provenance
household of Alton and Beatice Cardinal from prior to 1955, then household of Peter Cardinal
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
20140103_0033 20140103_0034
Perfume bottle
20140626_0052
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
provenance
origin unknown, household of Beatrice Cardinal prior ot 1955, then household of Peter Cardinal
maker_mark
"L. 1000-", "PAULY & C.", (handwritten) "[7?]104", (stamped) "57395"
disposition
currently owned as of June 2014
20140626_0053 20140626_0057 20140626_0058
18th century gentleman figurine
20140112_0004
category
household
family_branch
Ferslev
provenance
household of Niels and Clara Ferslev from prior to 1955, then household of Beatrice Ferslev Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
maker_mark
GERMA[N]; also an unreadable number
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
20140103_0022 20140103_0023 20140112_0005 20140112_0007 20140112_0008
Whittled ball
20140103_0025
category
household
family_branch
Ferslev
provenance
whittled by Niels Ferslev prior to 1955 and possibly as early as 1905, household of Niels and Clara Ferslev, then household of Beatrice Ferslev Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
note
family story is that the ball was whittled while Niels was courting Clara prior to their marriage in 1905
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
20140103_0026
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
Inlay nativity scene
20140124_4702
category
art
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal for Beatrice Cardinal in 1984
maker_mark
autograph notations by artist "1984", "ALC", "Cedar and Balsa"
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2005
20140124_4703 20140124_4704 20140124_4705 20140124_4706 20140124_4707
Carved wooden pear
20140125_4723
category
art
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal for Beatrice Cardinal, date unknown
note
displayed with wooden plums and wooden fruit bowl
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2005
20140125_4724 20140125_4725
Blanket chest or trunk
20140106_0008
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
unknown, see notebook text
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#chest

Blanket Chest

This chest was the property of my great grandfather, Samuel S. Johnston (1806-1886), and was given to me by his daughter Mary Ann Johnston Cardinal (1842-1935) who was my grandmother.

Blanket Chest

Brought to USA (?) from Ireland by S. S. Johnston (later sergeant in regular U.S. Army including Mexican and Civil wars)

Original color appears to be dark blue. [Perhaps it was a U.S. Army chest.]

Note: Secret drawer

I am not sure of the origin of the chest. It may have come with S.S. Johnston when he emigrated to the United States from Ireland. Or, it may have been an army chest acquired when he served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War and Civil War.

The chest was made of only six boards: one each for bottom, sides, ends, and lid. When I received it (about 1923), the chest was in sound condition except for the split lid. Also, the molding along the front edge of the lid was gone, one hinge missing, one handle missing, lock inoperative, the lid and lock of the inside compartment missing, and the exterior scarred from handling. The original dark blue paint was intact, but scratched. The damaged lid had been reinforced, using cut nails. See the secret drawer under the inside compartment.

Recognizing its value as a family heirloom, my mother and father fixed it up for use in the house. The missing molding was replaced on the lid front edge, casters added, a strap (made from my father's old pants suspenders) installed to hold the cover, and the entire chest covered with a coat of varnish-stain.

I undertook restoration over a period of time ending in 1983. I removed the varnish- stain, retaining the original paint, strengthened the cover with dowels and screws, and applied two coats of paint of a color maatched to the original by the proprietor of Monte's Paint & Decorating. To preserve the wood, I painted the previously unpainted bottom exterior and applied a colorless spray finish to the entire inside. In the process, I had a hinge made by a blacksmith at Heidgen Co. (115 S. Broadway, Green Bay) to match as well as possible the original. The original is on the left and the copy on the right. Leather handles for both ends were made for me by a shoe repair shop; the original brass plates are on the right end, those on the left I made from a piece of new brass plate, screws are new.

note
dovetail joinery
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
20140106_0009 20140106_0010 20140106_0011 20140106_0013
Gameboard
(no photo)
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
purchased by Gilbert Cardinal 1918 or 1919, then household of Alton Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#gameboard

Game Board

This game board measures about 29″ square with mesh pockets at the four corners. It was patented by The Carrom Company, Ludington, Michigan. This is Style E, No. 1 Archarena. It is designed to play Carroms (registered) and checkers on one side and croquinol on the reverse side, as well as many other games. It came with an instruction book (now lost) covering 57 games (I think). Playing pieces are wooden rings in red, green, and clear, black. There are also two wooden cues 26″ long.

The game set was bought in 1918 or 1919 by my father, Gilbert Cardinal, while we lived at Oneida. He particularly enjoyed playing Carroms with my mother and me.

A few of the rings have broken.

disposition
unknown
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
20160727_0002 20160727_0003 20160727_0004

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