Allen Antiques

These are the Trinkets in the study collection.
Chape

Chape 11-12th c.

Iron. U-shaped with pendant center. Inner edge decorated with scallops and engraved. likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Iron. For a sword. Retaining some wood. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. For a sword. Formed of a U shaped edge with a flat face filling the gap on one side. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Gilt. L-shaped with punched decoration. Likely for a knife. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Iron. Pointed with vertical extension on one side.. Engraved with horizontal lines. Likely for a knife. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Iron. Pointed with vertical extension on one side.. Engraved with horizontal lines. Likely for a knife. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Trapezoidal with arms extending up both sides. Gilt. Engraved with a spray of lines. Center extending to a trefoil. Likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Trapezoidal with arms formerly extending up both sides. One lost. Engraved with a spray of lines. Center extending to a trefoil. Likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Trapezoidal with arms extending up both sides. Gilt. Engraved with diagonal lines. Likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. U-shaped. Very narrow and delicate. likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Tapering to a blunt point. Extended at the center top. Pierced with decorative holes. likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Tapering to a blunt point. Pierced with decorative triangular holes. Raised center. likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Formed from sheet. Tapering to a point and extended up on one side. Raised punched decoration along the edges. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Iron. U-shaped. Small dependent decoration at the center. likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Iron. U-shaped. very Small dependent decoration at the center. likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Cast. likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Chape

Chape 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. likely for a dagger. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Buckle body

Buckle body 12-15th c.

Copper alloy. Formed from sheet. Similar to several others, but missing the parts that were secured to the arms. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1250-1350

Long narrow intergral mounting plates. Two different forms, larger than many. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1250-1400

Copper alloy. With integral relatively narrow mounting plate.

Not for sale.

Broaches and circular buckles

Broaches and circular buckles circa 1250-1450

Boaches and circular buckles of various sizes and styles. The distinction between circular buckle and broach described in Dress Accessories is that broaches have the pin secured in one position. Buckles would have kept the tongue in place with the strap. Copper alloy except for four which are pewter.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1270-1350

Circular form with two extensions. Varying styles of decoration. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1300-1400

Two buckles with hinged mounting plates. Nice, fine detail. Copper alloy. Gilt.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles mid 14th c.

Known as Kings head buckles from the decorative form. Copper alloy. These are discussed in Dress Accessories under item number 568 which inculdes reference to A. De Reuck private communication as part of the attribution. four of these five come from the A. De Reuck collection. Center row, right hand buckle was from an earlier acquisition (probably Alan Cherry)

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1350-1450

Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1350-1450

Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1350-1500

Almost rectangular in interior form. The outside flairing out and then simulating folded corners. Tongues formed of tapered flat sheet. One with angled lines of decoration and the other with wavy lines of decoration. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1350-1500

Two wide buckles. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1400-1500

Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1450-1550

Copper alloy. Formed from sheet. Generally twisted to form with ends rolled over a round bar forming the back of the buckle. Some with embossed plates.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa 1450-1550

Circular form decorated in the form of flower petals. Some variety in specific form. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Lot of chapes

Lot of chapes 15th c.

Lot of items. excavated. Mainly sword and dagger chapes. A few are illustrated.. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Not for sale.

Sword belt mount

Sword belt mount circa 1500-1700

Copper alloy. Formed of two pieces that hook together. Cusped decoration on edges and vertical ridges with roped decoration. Similar to the remaining half recorded in Portable Antiquities Scheme as WAW-1562E8. Read type 1. Read 2008: 208-209, refs: 753-755 Hooked-Clasps and Eyes: A classification and Catalogue of Sharp-or Blunt-hooked claps and Miscellaneous Hooks, Eyes, Rings or Toggles. Together with some related similar parts of others. One apparently tinned.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles 16th c. and earlier

Buckles that appear to have been used on armour The central ones are typical of buckles used on tassets or similar large armour buckles. The top right buckle shows a lower quality form with a welded in central bar. The bottom buckle retains rivets typical of 15th c. armour. It may have been used on a brigandine, mail item, or smaller piece of armour. Iron except for one copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Double horned anvil stake

Double horned anvil stake 17th-18th c.

Handwrought steel, with two parallel horns and base stake. Worn. Formerly displayed as part of the Higgins Armoury display of the shop used by armourers. Illustrated in the Higgins Catalogue page 28 and also on page 30. Acquired by John Woodman Higgins from Sumner Healy Galleries, N.Y., February 24, 1932. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA.

Measurements: 19 in. long and 18 1/4 in. tall. Face 4 1/2 in. long, 3 1/4 in. wide. Flat horn 7 in. long, 2 3/8 wide at the face tapering to 2 1/8 at the end. Round horn 7 1/2 in. long.

Weight: 34 pounds.

Not for sale.

Double horned anvil stake

Double horned anvil stake 17th-18th c.

Handwrought steel, with two parallel horns and base stake. Worn. Formerly displayed as part of the Higgins Armoury display of the shop used by armourers. Illustrated in the Higgins Catalogue page 28. Acquired by John Woodman Higgins from Sumner Healy Galleries, N.Y., February 24, 1932. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. Includes the Higgins Armoury inventory tag - item 1718.

Measurements: 22 1/2 in. long and 24 in. tall. Face 5 1/2 in. long and almost 4 in. wide with the mushrooming. Flat horn 2 3/4 wide tapering to 3/8 in. wide. Round horn app. 2 1/2 in. wide at the widest point. Varied curve from almost flat to round near the point.

Weight: app. 59 pounds.

Not for sale.

Candle mold  stake

Candle mold stake 17th-18th c.

Handwrought steel, with one long thin 'horn' and a flat extension on the other end with several grooves and a small hole. On a stake with a tapered end which includes a base. Worn. Formerly displayed as part of the Higgins Armoury display of the shop used by armourers. Illustrated in the Higgins Catalogue page 28 and also on page 30. Acquired by John Woodman Higgins from Sumner Healy Galleries, N.Y., February 24, 1932. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. 27 3/4 in long and 14 3/8 in tall.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa ??

Various forms of D shaped single loop buckles. Some plain, some with incised decoration, some of very robust form and two of type 1B/1C with moulded decoration. Two retaining hinged mounting plates. Copper alloy. D shaped single loop.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa ??

Various forms. The first with hinged plate of gilt copper alloy retaining much of its gilding. Type 1C. 5th on second row of type 1F. Buckls of iron, mount of gilt copper alloy. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa ??

Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa ??

Single loop buckles with hinged mounting plates formed from sheet. Various buckle forms and plates varying from flat and plain to decorated. Copper alloy. Some gilt, fourth on the top row tinned.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa ??

Single loop buckles with integral plate mounts. Buckle formed with a forked extension to which plates are soldered to form a box into which the belt is secured by rivets. A few retaining portions of the belt. The left one in the first row has a mount formed from two sections which hinge. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa ??

Trapezoidal iron buckles which taper from the mount to the end.

Not for sale.

Buckles

Buckles circa ??

Heavy cast buckles with narrow slots to retain the tongues. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Buckle

Buckle circa ??

Heavy cast buckle. Three extensions on the back to be used to secure the missing rear plate. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Belt mounts and hooks

Belt mounts and hooks circa ??

Heavy cast belt mounts of various forms. Some retaining gilding. Copper alloy.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval items

Lot of medieval items circa Assorted

Lot of medieval items

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval spur parts

Lot of medieval spur parts circa Assorted

Lot of medieval spur mounts, etc. Mainly composed of buckles and strap mounts for spurs. Iron. excavated. For the most part 14th-17th cent.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements

Lot of medieval elements circa Assorted

Lot of knife parts and a few other elements. Blades mainly 14th-15th century. several dagger chapes. separated knife terminals in the lower right corner. excavated.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements

Lot of medieval elements circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. For the most part 14th-17th cent.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements

Lot of medieval elements circa Assorted

Lot of buckles. excavated. Shoe buckles in the lower left corner and upper right. Mostly later, 16th-18th c.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements

Lot of medieval elements circa Assorted

Lot of buckles. Mainly 14th-15th century. Most retaining the plates used to mount them to the belt. Some have separate mounting plates, some have integral plates. excavated. For the most part 14th-15th cent.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements

Lot of medieval elements circa Assorted

Lot of belt mounts. Mainly decorative end plates. Items in the center are mounts for the body of the belt. . excavated. For the most part 14th-16th cent.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements

Lot of medieval elements circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. For the most part 14th-17th cent.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements

Lot of medieval elements circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. Includes arm of a spur with 2 mounts, spur buckles, dagger chape, broaches, buckles, finger rings, a casket key, part of a seal, the handle from a folding knife, etc. For the most part 14th-17th cent.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements

Lot of medieval elements circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. Includes letter strap or collar mounts, other strap mounts, a purse frame, spur rowels and other items. For the most part 14th-17th cent.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection. circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. Mainly buckles.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection. circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. Mainly buckles. Some mounts and some ring broaches.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection. circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. Mainly buckles.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection. circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. Mainly buckles. Various forms. Many figure 8. Total count of 121 buckles.

Not for sale.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection.

Lot of medieval elements. From the Anthony De Reuck collection. circa Assorted

Lot of items. excavated. Mainly buckles.

Not for sale.



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