Home Farm Antiques
Home Farm Antiques specializes in 18th through early 20th century investment quality antiques. We offer folk & fine art, decorative arts, furniture, antique fine & sentimental jewelry, period costume and textiles. We look for excellence in materials, craftsmanship and color. We may carry something as common as a cookie cutter, or as rare as an eighteenth century child’s court vest, but whatever it is, we want it to be distinctive, unique and memorable. We take Paypal, checks or money orders. If you'd like the cost of shipping quoted, please email us with your zip code. NYS residents pay 7% sales tax, as we need to keep our state government happy. If you have a resale number, please let us know. We hope you visit our website at www.homefarmantiques.com and become a fan of Home Farm Antiques on FaceBook. Home Farm guarantees authenticity. If for some reason an antique does not suit you, please contact us within 48 hours of receiving it. Thank you for stopping by!
A homemade, prairie petticoat made of cotton ticking, not as thick or as stiff as bed ticking. The drawstring waist has a very very very long bootlace sort of tie, complete with the little aglets. This petticoat, although it has seen lots of wear, is in good condition and ready for wear. It is especially timely with winter coming on, and we all know how cold those prairie days can be. (Ask any cowgirl. She'll tell you.) The hem is ruffled with a nod to flirtatiousness. There is a wide, bias-set insert of the ticking above the hem. Homemade with raw seams inside. Here and there a pin hole or tiny flaw, a spot, some bit of soiling, nothing that is horrible or unseemly. Just a natural reaction to age and wear. The size of waist is pretty much open, contracting to a tiny waist or expanding to an ample one. Length is about 33" waist to hem both front and back. (There was little need for bustles on the prairie. Ask any cowgirl. She'll tell you.)
A simple and simply adorable little winter pinafore of softly flanneled wool in a rich cream color. Teadle and hand stitched and embroidered around the hem and up and down the back opening in a Cretan stitch, with seams flattened with tiny Cretan or perhaps feather stitching. Made in wrap around style, piped in polished cotton at the neckline, the raised waist, the armscythes and the sash ties. Hand ruching at the waist. Alll in clean and lovely original condition, perfectly wearable. And it displays beautifully, too. Chest about 22" but can vary due to wrap design; hips full; length from mid-shoulder to hem 27".
Our three-legged, splay-legged footstool was home made during the Depression, c1930s. The wool applique cover on the seat pre-dates the footstool. This is what makes this primitive footstool so appealing and collectible. Vivaciously designed, home made, the applique dances with hearts and crescent moons and embroidered starbursts. Made of men's wool suiting pieces during the last part of the 19th century. The textile is in very good condition; the reason for this is because it was upholstered over by another piece of fabric. The other fabric protected it through generations of use. The footstool itself was put together in the early part of the 20th century. A sturdy, folky footstool that will fit in anywhere. It's versatile, too. Use it as a footstool, a close-to-the-fire seat, a low table holding a cup of tea beside your chair. Put it on your harvest table as part of a grand centerpiece and at Christmas, put Santa's cookies on it. 12 ½”H X 15 ½” diameter.
A trade promotion premium dating to 1932, this powerfully designed fan commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. The fan advertises the Glade Valley Bakery in Walkersville, MD. There's a handsome portrait of George on the front, and the reverse has the words to the song, 'Father of the Land We Love,' by Congressional Medal of Honor recipient George M. Cohan. Mr. Cohan wrote the song to commemorate the bicentennial of Washington's birth. In very fine condition. 8 3/4" x 6 3/4"
A handsomely made portrait in silhouette of George Washington, most likely made for the bicentennial of his birth, c1932. Made of either zinc or aluminum. Finely detailed with the dignified pose for which Washington is noted. The head has a hanging wire attached toward the top at back. Molded in high relief, this is a lifelike depiction of our first President, and a stunning piece to display. 10 1/2" X 8" X 1 1/2"
An unusual brogan shoe snuff, leather inside and out. Only the stacked wood heel and tiny handcut square nails are not leather. Hand sewn. The sole has its original nails. The lid flips up. There is a handcut square nail acting as a handle, center lid. The box is shaped like a brogan. Interesting history ~ the brogan is a rugged shoe that rises only to the ankle, made for working men who could not afford full boots. First worn here by Thomas Jefferson at the time of the French Revolution, when fancier shoes favored by French aristocrats led wearers quickly down the path to the guillotine. A staunch supporter of the French Revolution, Jefferson wore brogans to his 1801 inauguration. Called the Jefferson bootie, it became popular. By the Civil War, this style footwear became known as the brogan. Free USA Shipping
This early bench smacks of the Jacobean style. It is either British or American but not quite so early as Jacobean, being 19th century. The wood is folk painted with hunting scenes. It has stags, hounds and running huntsmen with guns, and there are also flowers and a lovely compass rose. The carving is vivacious and the entire bench is the most charismatic piece we've had in a long time. Structurally in great condition. The paint is faded and worn. The top paint has flaking. We have not done a thing to this bench ~ no cleaning, no polishing. It is exactly as it was when we brought it home from the northern stretches of the Adirondack Mountains. A convenient, versatile size at 30" long, 14" deep and 16 1/2" high. And yes, we have sat on it. With confidence. 30” X 13” X 17”
A handsome Adirondack backpack dating to c1950-60s. This basket has a bulbous silhouette that makes it an outstanding choice in backpacks, for both looks and utility. There are wooden slats supporting the bottom as originally designed and a double wrapped top rim. Navy blue fittings are original and clean as a whistle. 16" tall, 15" back to front at its fattest section, 12" diameter across top rim. In wonderful, clean condition, completely stable for outdoor use and it displays absolutely beautifully.
Price: 295.00 plus shipping
Part of our own Americana collection, this early cricket has proved invaluable in our home ~ as a small stand for drinks & books, a tabletop lift for displaying anything from whale oil lamps to modern lamps, on party buffets holding baskets of bread or fruit, etc. The rich patina shows correct age and wear patterns. Its handsomely turned legs are wedged in place, as were early Windsor chair legs. The painted line decoration edging the seat offers an elegant touch. All original. 14” X 8 ½” X 9 ¾” . The bench stands sturdily, despite a thin crack to the seat & one leg. The bench would not take the full weight of an adult, but it works beautifully as a low side table or a display piece. The as-found condition is reflected in our low price for this historic piece.
Price: 149.00 plus shipping
The most terrific old camp sign! Spring Brook Camp Grounds, solid wood. Forms a perfect circle with a 32" diameter. The sign is in its original forest green paint. Stencil letters were hand painted to fill them in ~ you can see the brush strokes. There are the original hanging holes for screws; we put a piece of wire through them, to hang the sign. In very good to just about excellent condition, all original, weathered to perfection ~ just enough to assure authenticity and age, yet not enough to obscure its folky beauty. 1" thick, with the retaining board in back another 3/4" thick. A marvelous folk art wall hanging. And what a super table top this would make! It is heavy and would need a sturdy wall.
A handsome little turned wood jar, most likely used as a match safe. Exterior in dull red paint, dry, matte and just as we love these things! With a small age crack on the bottom (tight and non-threatening). Just a couple of inches tall and packed with panache and personality!
Price: 78.00 Free USA Shipping
Our red harnessed backpack was homemade right here in the Lake George area. A real beauty and all original. Wooden slats are at the bottom as originally designed, and the top rim is double wrapped. Its slender profile makes this basket comfortable to wear and easy to tote around. In great condition, with some anticipated surface soiling to the red tape harness and some minimal wear to the wood. Ready, willing and able to be used as originally intended, or to display with pride. 17 1/2" tall including the wooden slats at the bottom. 15 3/4" side to side at top and back to front 11".
Price: 210.00 + shipping
Wonderful wood box for your hearth. Best point: the Queen Anne style carved base. If you don't have a fireplace and you don't need a box for wood, think of all the other things you could put into this charmer. Balls of wool, tubes of gift wrap, magazines, stacks of copy paper, witch balls, golf balls, baseballs, soft balls, pine cones spiced with cinnamon, boots, shoes, snowshoes, motorcycle gear. This is a solid, heavy box, beautifully custom made with a deeply carved base that gives it character and puts it head and shoulders above others. Original surface. Made c1870, the wood is dark with age and exposure to nearby fires. Classic lines enable this box to fit in with most any decor, from Early American to Traditional to Contemporary. Pick-up is possible to save on shipping cost. 20"W X 12 1/4"D X 24 1/2"H at back. Was $400, now....
An antique child's chair, so beautifully made, so early and so well-loved, I think of it as a piece of American Folk Art. Good wood with turnings that place its origin to Pennsylvania, or maybe New England. Good splint seat in the best chrome yellow, faded on the top where the seat was exposed to light, strong and rich on the seat bottom where the paint was protected. The arms and the rungs are worn thin-ish with proper age and wear patterns. Right in every way: it's where little arms and little feet would have rested. A marvelous chair. We love it to bits. Not only in good condition "for its age", it is in great condition for a child's chair of any age. Sturdy, without a wiggle, you can trust your toddler in it as well as your doll, your teddy or your rambunctious terrier. Dimensions are a broad 16 1/4" wide, 22" high and 15" deep. Super-duper piece of antique Americana! Was $395, now...
There's only one of him and he's one of a kind. Old taxidermy, quite heavy. Solid, secure, all original with glass eyes. He's our own Mr. Tough Guy. We can't resist them when we find them, and porcupines are so rare to come across, how could we say no? Love him! SOLD
A delightful, all original pen wipe in the form of a gauntlet glove. Made of deep scarlet cotton velvet, cotton and black felted wool. The entire piece is bordered with hand sewn blanket stitching in a nicely contrasting green. The back of the hand is decorated with twill lines, as a real glove would have been. In fair to very good condition. The very good condition is on the front of the wipe. The fair condition is on the very back of the gloves, with considerable wear to the single felted wool layer, visible in our photo. There are five wiping layers within the gauntlet cuff of the glove, and happily these still have traces of the ink that was wiped from the nibs of the pens over the many years. 5 1/4" long at longest point, cuff to tip of middle finger; 2" wide across knuckle. Free USA Shipping Was $195.00, now....
Price: 135.00 Free USA Shipping
A large Staffordshire serving platter in the Lozere pattern, made by Edward Challinor at his pottery in Tunstall, Stoke-On-Trent, England. The platter dates to c1840. The crisp blue transfer sits on a background the color of thick fresh cream. The period scene shows two women strolling under a parasol on the grounds of a great house. Close by, carved cherubs hold a planter. There are formal gardens, stonework and a private bridge over a pond or small lake. The platter is signed on bottom for the maker and again for the artist. Substantial, the piece weighs about 5 pounds and measures 15 1/2"L X 11 5/8"W; stands 1 5/8". In fine condition with only the most minor signs of age and wear. No cracks, chips, flakes or hairlines. Color is good with only a few small, pale patches of very mild discolor, anticipated wear to bottom rim from normal use and a bit of pitting to the bottom made during the original firing. This platter is sturdy and completely usable. Displays magnificently. Orig$
Not every sport involves movement and pain. How about the sports of sitting, snoozing, eating chips & drinking soda, people watching, cloud watching, pigeon feeding? Here's a terrific vintage, home made little piece of mid-century folk art ~ the traditional Adirondack chair in non-traditional awesome paint. We especially love the squiggles. 10"H X 8 3/4"W X 8"D. Sturdy, secure, no wiggles. Don't worry. You'll never fall out of it. Free USA Shipping
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