We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Ornate 1840 Victorian Wool Winder
This is an elaborate and early Victorian Wool Winder. It sits on a wood platform with a single draw and turned legs. Its English made and signed... John Nesbitt Maker. The whole mechanism is solid brass with hand filed decorative details. Elaborate gearing sits on tapered columns and there is a clock face with hammer and bell counter. It is so well made, complex and displays very well... 32"... $1200