Discover artistry and ingenuity in Martin Donnely’s September 18-19 historic tool auction. Enthusiasts can expect a wide a range of early cabinetmaking, metalworking and other specialized craft implements, many of which were customized and decorated by their users. Highlights include a pair of nineteenth century polished steel calipers shaped like lady’s legs. Preview the items the day of the sale in Nashua, New Hampshire, or online here.

More lots after the jump.

Lot 239. Mechanical Patent Boot Jack, Dated 1859. Est. $125-$250.

Lot 239. Mechanical Patent Boot Jack, Dated 1859. Est. $125-$250.

Lot 6. Miniature Ebonly Smoothing Plane with Silver-Inlaid Masonic

Lot 6. Miniature Ebonly Smoothing Plane with Silver-Inlaid Masonic

Lot 133. Eighteenth Century Angel Carved Veneer Saw. Est. $125-$250.

Lot 133. Eighteenth Century Angel Carved Veneer Saw. Est. $125-$250.

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