Edgar Allan Poe was fluent in several languages and had a very large vocabulary. Many times he used a word because of the way it sounded. Poe used some fairly obscure words that you may not be familiar with. Because of this, I have created the following list of words and phrases. When these words appear in a story or poem on this site, they are automatically linked to their definitions.
How to Identify an Antique Brass Candleholder
Folk art , predominantly functional or utilitarian visual art created by hand or with limited mechanical facilities for use by the maker or a small circumscribed group and containing an element of retention—the prolonged survival of tradition. Folk art is the creative expression of the human struggle toward civilization within a particular environment through the production of useful but aesthetic buildings and objects. This article focuses on the usual sense of the term folk art —that is, on the visual arts. For folk art in the broader sense, see also folk dance ; folk music ; folklore ; folk literature.
BRASS CANDLESTICKS GEORGE III 1219TH Century Signed - For Sale
A sincere effort has been made to catalogue or photograph any major flaws; however, everything is offered "as is" as all furniture is used. Due to Covid there is no viewing in person but condition reports are always available by telephone or email. Shipping via Canada Post for larger items, including furniture, is not available for this auction; however, delivery of furniture may be arranged from Windsor to Toronto. It is advised to contact our office for a complimentary shipping quote prior to bidding.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc , in proportions which can be varied to achieve varying mechanical and electrical properties. Brass is similar to bronze , another alloy containing copper that uses tin in place of zinc;  both bronze and brass may include small proportions of a range of other elements including arsenic , lead , phosphorus , aluminum , manganese , and silicon. The distinction between the two alloys is largely historical,  and modern practice in museums and archaeology increasingly avoids both terms for historical objects in favor of the more general " copper alloy ".