I've been an active collector of Americana for 25 years, concentrating on New England and mid-Atlantic furniture, chalk ware, wallpaper boxes, and velvet fruit. Currently I accept personal checks and money orders. Returns in as-received condition accepted within three days of receipt. Virginia residents pay 6% No. Va. sales tax. Feel free to ask for additional photos and/or a condition report. Refund will be minus shipping and insurance unless I have significantly misrepresented an item. I am a collector, not a professional antiques dealer, and describe each item to the best of my ability. USPS Priority Mail postage and insurance will be added to the price of each item. I HAVE AN OPTION FOR GROUND SHIPPING FOR LARGE ITEMS EASTERN HALF OF U.S. EMAIL FOR DETAILS. I update my shop most weekends, rotating my offerings, so inquire about the availability of items previously featured.ern
Another fabulous mirror, this one in black and gold paint, with early, original glass and all original backing. Mid-19th century at the latest. Right, right, right as rain!! 11" x 10." x a private mid-Atlantic collection.
Unusual lead corn clock weights in buttercup yellow original paint. 5 1/2" long, including metal weight hanger. Wonderful as paperweights (Also displayed as originally intended in the School House Clock, listed below.) x Midwest
Tramp art chip-carved mirror in buttercup yellow paint. 8 3/4" x 10 1/2". x Cape Cod Mass.)
Early tin hogscraper candle stick. Missing its pusher (aren't they all?) but has a nice waxy surface. 7" tall, 4" diameter at base. In a box from Brimfield overlooked for 20 years in the back of my feed room. I'll even throw in the grungy candle that came with it!
Early hand-made doll quilt, bound in red, framed. Most likely a cut-down from a full-size quilt. Framed dimensions: 23" x 21" (textile dimensions 19" x 18"). Purchased as framed in Frederick, Md., 25 years ago. (White spot is camera flash reflection.)
Unique memory jug, with only the front side decorated. Teddy Roosevelt presidential campaign button, ceramic boot, and Indian head coin among the impressed pieces. Some of the small sea shells are missing but can be easily replaced, a couple of other original pieces also missing. Jug itself is in great condition. 7 1/4" tall, 4 1/4" diameter. Great small size! Best to go USPS Parcel Post.
Sweetest doll kitchen Windsor in red and white paint and fabric seat over-cover, 7 1/2" tall, $115.00. Folk art swan in red paint, pine and nail construction, small metal coin-type medallion, Asian origin, 6" long, 3 3/4" tall. $110.00.
Price: See Listing
Just in time for Saratoga/polo season---silver plated mint julep cups. Each 3 1/4" tall. At left, an Art Deco cup on a pedestal foot, at right, a cup of the same era with a scribed decoration. I've given them only a soft, gentle swipe with paste polish.
Price: $55.00 EACH
Two pottery fruit banks repainted in yellow/cream and white with blackberry paint "seeds." Papayas? Sweet macaws? Banana peppers? Not sure what they are meant to be. They have wire hangers as well as coin slots. Funky and fun displayed in a bowl, hung on a branch tree, etc. (Bowl nfs.)
Price: 66.00 (pair)
Early pine trencher/dough bowl in dry paint you dream about. 25” long, 14” wide, 5” tall. Age cracks, one with a bit of glue in the unpainted interior, are tight. Light weight and useful, as is, for linens, velvet fruit, rag balls, or seasonal greens. x private mid-Atlantic collection. This may ship best USPS parcel post.
First-coat oyster paint, great surface, 32” long x 10” (at widest point) x 2" thick. Two sturdy ring hangers: ready to mount on wall. Purchased from long-time Cape Cod seller (W. Barnstable, Mass).
Whimsical little tramp-art pagoda-style mirror. Original glass, hand-constructed of crate pine, with turned columns and "tile" roof. 9 1/2" x 8" x 2". Chinese red, green, black, gold paint decoration and original mirror. Unique piece of folk art. x private mid-Atlantic collection.
Solid base, rare form. Late 19th-C. 6" tall, 4 1/4" diameter at the base. Some chipping but plenty of black and red paint decoration remains. X private mid-Atlantic collection featured in "Folk Art," "Ladies Bountiful," and "Of These I Sing."
A nice selection of smalls: carved pine "saint" figure; early painted shaving mirror 5 1/8" x 6", with early glass. SOLD; pink velvet strawberry pin cushion; early oval wallpaper box; tiny sewing clamp; and wooden pin cushion box. Prices range from $155.00 for the oval wallpaper box/mirror to $20.00 for the rectangular pin cushion box. Contact for details, photos, and prices on each/all.
Price: Contact for Prices
Early 1800s paper-covered wood box jack-in-the-box squeaker in very good condition. 5" long, 6" tall (with lid open as shown). All original paint and cloth/papier mache bodies and faces. Minor staining to the paper. x. Ann Yellen (Calif.). In my collection for more than a decade.
Single wrapped rim, steamed and bent handle, reinforced bottom, three, red and green painted weavers worked in the middle of the basket 13"( including handle) x 13" wide. Traditional Eastern Shore form and design.
19th-century C. F. Adams Corp. pine school house clock in black, gold, and oyster paint, 24" tall, 17" wide, 4 1/4" deep. (Charles F. Adams of Erie, Pa., was a clock dealer in the 1890s.) "Standard" label on reverse explains directions for operation. Paint is alligator-ed; surface coverage is 99%. The door for the clock weights opens but there is no glass insert; the back of the clock can be removed but the clock currently is not operational. (LEAD CORN WEIGHTS IN SECOND PHOTO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.)
Unique African American toaster doll (the upper half of a rag doll wearing a long dress meant to drape over a toaster) directly from artist, designer, and author James Cramer's personal collection. She is 7" long (18," including original brown and blue calico dress); button eyes, embroidered red mouth. (Separated stitches along one side seam of bodice and small tear in upper arm on the back of the doll.) Includes an early embroidered cream doll bonnet. $185.00. Wood architectural "pedestal," in peeling white paint. $75.00.
Price: See Listing
Charming little tin lunch pail/sand pail in terrific original blue paint. 3 1/4" tall, without metal handle, by 4" diameter. x Adrian's 1800 Primitives.
Charming early doll bed in mustard paint. Includes its original straw-filled mattress. 21" long x 10" wide. Lovely polychrome paint decoration of a cardinal on headboard. x Adrian's 1800 Primitives. (Dolls/quilt in second photo not available.)
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