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Lewis Drake and Associates presents the finest in rare and modern sporting firearms from shotguns, rifles, fowlers, and pistols made by such companies as Boss, Purdey, and Holland & Holland, to the best in shooting sports accessories, exquisitely hand crafted rosewood British campaign furniture reproductions, as well as a classic line of leather travel & sporting goods. You will also find on our website gallery a unique compilation of unusual one-of-a-kind originals that we have collected worldwide and interesting home and bar décor items that will add an uncommon element of intrigue to your home or office.
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W. W. Greener, London. Magnificent and incredibly rare hammerless, ejector, double rifle in .600 NE completed by the maker, ca. 1911. Weight: 17 Lbs. with live rounds in chambers and sling attached; 16 ¼ Lbs. with empty chambers and no sling. Massive under-lever-opening boxlock action with double triggers, automatic ejectors, bushed firing pins, and non-automatic safety. Steel reinforcing bars are inlet into the rear of each side of the action and extend all the way back through either side of the wrist and into the comb area of the butt stock. Overall an absolutely stunning, virtually indestructible, working gun, rebarreled, refurbished, and engraved by Steve Alexander with meticulous attention to every detail as the attached photos will attest. Click here or on the picture at left for complete details and more photos.
Westley Richards, Birmingham. Stunning vintage 20ga. “Ovundo” with 28" barrels, completed ca. 1924, and remaining in near pristine condition throughout. Original Maker’s oak and leather case is in fine condition and contains the original complement of accessories in virtually unused condition. The overall fit and finish of this magnificent little gun is exemplary in every regard and it is hard to believe it is almost 100 years old. Overall a near pristine example and a great rarity. Please click here or on picture to the left for a complete description including more photographs.
Magnificent San Francisco Gold Rush Era Pocket Watch and Chain, ca. 1896. The watch is a 17-Jewel Elgin National Watch Co. with 18k Hunter Case, Eagle poincon, BWCO, marked 18k in shield. Multiple gold-included quartz and Onyx inlays, (typical of the West coastal USA from California to Alaska), meticulously inlaid within very delicate gold partitions, adorn the front of the case.
The unique, hand made, chain is comprised of 13 exquisite hand engraved and hand soldered links ending in a beautiful, hinged-lid, gold locket with multi-colored gold decoration and a large piece of gold-included Quartz inlaid in the lid. Chain tests 14k.
Overall an absolutely unique piece of Gold Rush Era art, in virtually mint condition throughout, and one of the finest examples extant. Click here for more information and photos.
Genuine California Gold Rush Era Nuggets. These four nuggets weigh a total of 31 ounces with the largest example alone weighing in at almost 18 ounces. Nuggets this size are extremely rare and very collectible. Please click here for complete information and more photos.
One of a kind Smith & Wesson .32 caliber revolver is exquisitely gold inlaid with mother of pearl engraved grips and cased in luxurious cobalt velvet by Gastinne Renette. Most likely for display at the Paris Exhibition of 1885.
This extraordinary gun would make a most memorable gift. More photographs can be veiew by clicking here.
Starrett Tool Display
Extremely rare Starrett machinists tool display case, ca. 1955. Solid oak cabinet with hinged, locking, glass panel door measures 45”x 30”x 4”. Cabinet and all tools are complete and original in every detail and remain in mint condition throughout. This is the ultimate one-of-a-kind gift for your favorite tool lover. See more details by clicking here.
Utica Tool Cabinet Display Case Set
Extremely rare set of three Utica Tool Co., Utica New York, factory display cabinets, ca. 1955. Painted wood cabinets with hinged glass doors measure 29”x 16”x 3”. Cabinets and all tools remain in mint condition throughout. The superb quality including precise fit, proper temper of the steel, and flawless finish of every tool here are a timeless testament to the pride our once-mighty workforce had and what the “Made in U.S.A.” label once meant. The perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for the tool lover in your life.
Traditional Home magazine featured our Three Legged Stool and our Roorkhee Chair in Canvas in the March 2010 issue in a Marketplace article by Sabine Rothman. "We might be globe-trotting less these days, but no passport is needed to dream..." starts off the article about blending luxury travel accents with your home decor to create a nostalgic campaign setting. We are pleased two of our classic hand crafted products were recommended by such a prestigious publication.
Our signature line of safari "knock down" campaign furniture is growing rapidly and our Bareilly Chair was featured in the October 2005 issue of House Beautiful magazine in an article called, "Colonial Mood." Originally designed for British military officers in the 1800's, the unique and timeless functionality of this extraordinary style of furniture is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Our handmade rosewood collection is equally appropriate for the finest office settings, the most rugged hunting camp, an apartment in the city, your yacht, or your back porch in the mountains. Portable, durable, resilient, and elegant. Be sure to check out our newest pieces, the Dining Table with the Havana Chair, Officer's Lounge Chair and Desk.
Rare Revolutionary War-era camp cooking stove. Forged iron construction and overall rusted but perfectly sound. An interesting bit of American history and still just as serviceable today as it was back then.
A neat hard-to-find gift for the war memorabilia collector or history buff. Would add the perfect home decor touch to a rustic themed room. View more detailed photos by clicking here.
"Der Menschenfresser" ( The Maneater)
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert, German (1865 - 1926)
45 1/8"x 85 1/8" oil on fabric, ca.1916
Stunning oil on fabric painting by Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert completed ca. 1916. This masterpiece was Kuhnert's favorite work and remained in his possession until his death in 1926.
Never before offered for public sale, Lewis Drake and Associates is honored to present this remarkable opportunity to own one of the most significant works of wildlife art ever offered. Click on this link for a detailed history, description, and photographs.
Absolutely magnificent pair of gold and silver overlaid spurs made for old Western movie star, Wild Bill Elliot, ca. 1950. A real show stopper of a pair of spurs. The inner side of the swan neck shank is shiny silver and beautifully hand engraved with a classic scroll design even down to the radiating points of the spinning rowels. The outside is bright gold over oxidized silver to highlight the striking detail in brilliant contrast. Leather spur strap is impeccably tooled with a rope and basket weave pattern and fits over round buttons featuring the monogram BE in raised gold block letters. Spectacular craftsmanship with a legendary pedigree to match.
Very unusual gift for that western memorabilia enthusiast, and simply ideal for that special cowboy in your life. Click here to read more and see detailed photographs.
Extremely rare Mosasaur, “Lizard of the Maas”, fossilized teeth and jawbone in original matrix assigned to the Late Cretaceous Period. Also, affectionately known as the “T. Rex of the Prehistoric Sea,” these magnificent creatures reached lengths of up to 60 feet. The teeth had long roots, as you can see, and would have been firmly anchored in the jaw bone making escape from those jaws virtually impossible without leaving something behind! Overall length of this superb specimen is just over 3 feet making for an incredibly impressive display.
The perfect gift for the person who has everything, the outdoor enthusiast, fossil collector, or dinosaur aficionado. Own this rare slice of natural history to showcase in your home, feature in your office, or exhibit in your library. What an unusual anatomical accent to your game room. Anywhere it rests it is sure to be a conversation piece. Click here to view more photos.
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