Wilmarth's Tin Cats Antiques

Jami Wilmarth | 2407 S. Hayden St. Amarillo, Texas 79109 | 806-236-0418 | jami@tincats.com

Tin Cats Antiques is located in Amarillo, Texas and specializes in early American (18th & 19th century) antiques ... Colonial, primitives, furniture and smalls, and pieces with original or very old paint. Ninety percent of what we offer comes from the Northeast and New England areas. The remaining percentage is found in the midwest and maybe sometimes right here in Texas. We encourage you to visit https://www.tincats.com to see other items not featured here on Dig Antiques. We accept personal checks and business checks, as well as PayPal. Buyer pays shipping costs, although free shipping is available on some items. Returns are accepted within 72 hours of receiving the item(s) for a full refund, minus shipping costs. No questions asked. Items must be returned with shipment insurance and in their originally shipped condition. Layaway available on all items. Please ask.


7.5" deep green pantry box

19th century 7.5 inch blue-green pantry box with a finger lap lid. Normal wear for its age. Wonderful character.

Price: $250 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-16 01:05pm EDT | Tags : pantry box painted primitive

Early signed, thick green pantry box

This box is special all the way around. It is early early 1800s and retains its original green paint. The unusually thick box, especially evident on the lid, shows a maker's mark on the inside bottom of the box. The box is also unusually high, compared to most pantry boxes of this dimension. (Dimensions: 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches tall)

Price: $500 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-16 01:05pm EDT | Tags : pantry box painted primitive

Grass-green well-loved pantry box

Unusual grass-green colored 9-3/4 inch pantry box. Well loved! It even still contains some of the crystalized sugar it used to hold.

Price: $275 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-16 01:05pm EDT | Tags : pantry box primitive painted

Gray/green pantry box; 9-1/4"

1800s, dark grayish green color. Appears to be original paint with varnish and in very good condition. Good and sturdy. A couple of the tiny pegs are missing. It shows normal wear and paint loss. Gorgeous pantry box. (Dimensions: 9-1/4” D by 4-3/4” H)

Price: $225 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-16 01:05pm EDT | Tags : pantry box wood painted

Blue and green checker board; early and beautiful

Checker board and house decorations on each end are hand-carved into an almost-one-inch thick board. Hand-painted in blue and green wash. One-quarter inch breadboard ends, one end the breadboard is broken off but stable and gives character to this piece of folk art. Appear to be hand-made nails. 19 and a quarter by 16 by almost one inches.

Price: $350 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-14 01:31pm EDT | Tags : wood folk art painted

Heavy natural wood game board with inlaid squares

Recent estate find; 16" by 16" by 1" natural wood-stained checkerboard. Inlaid three-quarter inch squares glued to a one-quarter-inch piece of wood for the base. I'm not sure of the type of wood, but it's extremely heavy, perhaps basswood? Beautiful.

Price: $250 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-14 01:26pm EDT | Tags : folk art wood

Thin black and red game board

This is a single 14" by 14" by 1/4" plywood board with red and black hand-painted checks and a natural border. Early makeshift game with hole drilled for hanging.

Price: $100 plus $10 shipping

2017-Aug-14 01:23pm EDT | Tags : folk art wood painted

Simple red and black early game board

Early hand-painted game board in eye-catching red and black scheme. The single board is rounded on all borders. Nice alligatoring and patina. Great small size. Slightly warped. 15" by 14" by 1"

Price: $225 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-14 01:20pm EDT | Tags : folk art painted wood

Early black & red hand-carved, painted game board

19th century hand-carved and hand-painted black and red checkerboard. This was a game for serious playing! It includes the board plus trays on each end to hold game pieces. The board measures 21-3/4" long, 14-5/8" wide, and one inch thick. The condition is good and sturdy, wear consistent with its age. It has a few cracks and an old repair with a screw. Constructed with square nails and pegs. Some wood shrinkage due to age.

Price: $350 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-14 01:10pm EDT | Tags : wood folk art painted

Gorgeous mustard, brown and black game board

Antique game boards are awesome, and this just might be my favorite one yet. I love the way the mustard and brown (almost maroon) colors work together to stand out as if a bright red might. The alligatoring is my favorite feature, truly gorgeous. This late 19th to early 20th century game board measures 16-1/4 inches by 16-1/4 inches, with the one-quarter part being the frame, nailed by square nails. It's a perfect size for the wall in any den, game room, kitchen or bedroom!

Price: $525 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-14 01:05pm EDT | Tags : folk art wood painted

Black sock-cloth doll with pigtails

This little cloth doll was stitched from a once-black sock, now sun-faded to a brown on all uncovered parts of her. She has black yarn pigtails with white satin ribbons, and a little hat hand-stitched to her head, probably made from the same sock. Her white-button eyes have black paint on them, and the rest of her face is painted in red. Her hands and feet have black yarn tied around them to differentiate between parts. The yarn is missing on her left foot and her neck. Her red and green floral dress is both machine and hand-stitched. Her left leg shows the maker's mark of the sock, in blue print; 13-3/4" long. ca. 1920

Price: $100 plus $15 shipping

2017-Aug-10 01:37pm EDT | Tags : textiles dolls folk art

Early "black mammy" doll with red head scarf

This elaborately made black cloth doll shows the typical "black mammy" face and style of the day, ca. late 1800s, early 1900s. Her body is made of black sock cloth, but her head is covered in black silky cloth with a painted on face and life-like stitched-on hair. Her head is covered in a red silk scarf. The top part of her dress is pink with tiny flowers, and her skirt design shows little red and white flowers. Her neck scarf, pantaloons and apron are off-white linen with lace borders. The doll is both machine and hand-stiched, and her clothing is machine-stitched. While not original to the doll, parts of her clothing are held to stay on her by safety pins. There is normal spotting and staining for the doll's age, as well as some dirty spots. The delicate headscarf is shredding. Dimensions: 40" wide by 31.5" high by 17.5" deep

Price: $100 plus $15 shipping

2017-Aug-10 01:33pm EDT | Tags : textiles dolls folk art

Early hooked rug with kittens and ball of yarn

1920s New Brunswick; excellent condition. In the main photo, there is a shadow on the left side of the rug, so that is not dirt or a stain. If you love kitties, this is perfect for your collection!

Price: $590 plus $15 shipping

2017-Aug-10 01:27pm EDT | Tags : textiles folk art

Primitive stack of three pantry boxes; early

This well-loved, well-worn stack of pantry boxes was found in Maine. Gray pantry box is 9 7/8 inches in diameter by 5 inches tall; red one is about 7 13/16 by 3 5/8; blue is 6 1/2 by 2 5/8. Very few replacement nails. All three boxes are solid and secure. GRAY: Paint looks like an old gray over an even older light green. Has a very tight split to the wall. Has a small burn mark to the lid. There is also a small area of wood loss to the inside top of the box. RED: Paint appears to be old red over gray. There wood is tight. BLUE: Original paint. There is wood loss at the bottom. Also, there are what I think are two replacement nails on the bottom that might actually be very tiny screws.

Price: $300 plus $15 shipping

2017-Aug-10 01:16pm EDT | Tags : pantry box painted wood

Early painted tin pitcher

Tin hand-painted molasses or syrup pitcher. This cute pitcher still has much of its original painted areas. It is untouched and in good condition. Rust inside is normal for it's age. Measures 6 1/2 inches high.

Price: $100 plus $15 shipping

2017-Aug-10 01:00pm EDT | Tags : painted tin folk art

Top of the stack pretty blue pantry box!

Super cute 19th century old blue paint pantry box. It would look great on top of any stack, or by itself. (Dimension: 5-5/8 inches)

Price: $350 plus $10 shipping

2017-Aug-10 12:46pm EDT | Tags : painted pantry box wood

White painted bowl with early repair

19th century wooden bowl in original white paint with character-giving early repair. The repair has kept the bowl solid for all these years. (Dimensions: 15" diameter)

Price: $300 plus $15 shipping

2017-Aug-10 12:40pm EDT | Tags : painted wood primitive

Early white painted bail handled pantry box

19th century bail handled pantry box in old white paint and original handle hardware. (Dimensions: 11 1/4 wide by 6.5 inches tall)

Price: $350 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-10 12:33pm EDT | Tags : pantry box painted wood

Pretty painted tin bread tray

Early 20th century tin bread tray/dish with hand-painted floral designs. Most likely from Pennsylvania. Approximately 4" x 9" x 2.5"

Price: $75 plus $10 shipping

2017-Aug-10 12:06pm EDT | Tags : painted tin folk art

Signed early blue apple tray in original paint

This is a well-loved 19th century apple tray in old, dry blue paint with dovetail construction. It is sturdy, with no history of repairs. One end of it is engraved JWW. (Dimensions: 23 inches long by 14 3/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high)

Price: $190 plus $20 shipping

2017-Aug-08 02:41pm EDT | Tags : painted primitive wood

Miniature hand-carved sliding lid box, 1800s

This sweet old box looks like a miniature candle box with a sliding lid, but it could have been used for many different storage purposes, or just for bragging rights. It is hand-carved and joined without any nails. The lid has a thumb indentation to ease opening. The patina is fantastic! Additional photos available.

Price: $100 plus shipping

2017-Jul-31 01:53pm EDT | Tags : wood

19th century painted tin bread tray

19th century black-painted tin bread tray. Shows a pretty design typical of Pennsylvania and Connecticut that has faded and worn with time. Excellent and true patina. Additional photos available.

Price: $100 plus shipping

2017-Jul-31 01:25pm EDT | Tags : painted tin folk art

Trip Around the World quilt in perfect pastels

Beautifully hand-stitched quilt in "Trip Around the World" pattern; ca. 1920-30; fits full-size bed. No rips, tears, stains or yellowing; bought at auction, professionally cleaned. Additional pictures available.

Price: $200 plus shipping

2017-Jul-31 01:19pm EDT | Tags : textiles

Gorgeous blue bail-handled pantry box, large

11-1/4" in diameter, 6.5" tall. Most beautiful blue paint! 19th century paint, though maybe not painted when the box was made in the early 1800s. Original hardware. Copper nails, wooden pegs. Very thick. Some wood shrinkage on the lid, which is normal with age. Bottom board attached by wooden pegs; due to shrinkage, board wants to slide up, but still sturdy. Nice patina. Excellent size for the bottom of a stack. Additional photos available.

Price: $950 plus shipping

2017-Jul-31 09:26am EDT | Tags : pantry box wood painted

Painted tin match stick holder

This delicate piece boasts a star flower design, which is often seen from pieces of Maine origin. It shows beautiful wear. Paint is probably original to this mid-19th century piece. 7-1/4" tall by 4-1/4 inches wide at widest point. Additional photos available.

Price: $75 plus shipping

2017-Jul-31 08:38am EDT | Tags : painted tin folk art

Red White and Blue Raggedy Ann and Andy, WWII

These RA&A dolls were hand-made during WWII and belonged to the collection of Joni Gruelle Wannamaker, the granddaughter of Johnny Gruelle, who created the dolls. Gruelle was born and lived in Arcola, Illinois in the late 1800s-early 1900s. This doll set came from Joni's museum collection. These well-loved dolls show dirt and wear, but they don't appear to have any rips or holes. Ann has a traditional yarn hair style. They both have button eyes and stitched faces. Love the stockings and shoes! Additional photos available.

Price: $95 plus shipping

2017-Jul-31 07:52am EDT | Tags : textiles dolls folk art

Irish Raggedy Ann and Andy, WWII

These RA&A dolls were hand-made during WWII and belonged to the collection of Joni Gruelle Wannamaker, the granddaughter of Johnny Gruelle, who created the dolls. Gruelle was born and lived in Arcola, Illinois in the late 1800s-early 1900s. This doll set came from Joni's museum collection. Raggedy Ann has pigtails, an unusual hair style for her. Both wear green, yellow and brown textiles of the period. They have sweet handstitched faces, and machine stitched clothing. Normal wear and discoloration to be expected for a well-loved set of dolls. Additional photos available.

Price: $95 plus shipping

2017-Jul-31 07:49am EDT | Tags : textiles dolls folk art

Painted tin measuring cup, 19th century

The painted design on this measuring cup depicts fruit and flowers, although hard to tell, confined within a circle. I understand this design was called "fried egg" because of the loose colors contained within a circle. Most likely Pennsylvania. While well-worn, the red and gold colors still shine on the black painted background. Most painted tin such as this occurred in the early to mid 1800s. Some of the wear on this piece indicates someone might have — but not certain — artificially aged the piece, and therefore, the paint. Your expertise is welcome! 4.5" tall. Additional photos available.

Price: $75 plus shipping

2017-Jul-31 07:48am EDT | Tags : painted tin folk art

Hand-held Shaker Mirror

1800'S Shaker hand-held dresser mirror in original black paint. Nice wear and patina. Some age spots on the beveled glass. Very cute and sweet little mirror. 7 -1/2" LONG X 4- 7/8" WIDE. Additional photos available upon request.

Price: 150.00 plus shipping

2017-Jul-26 03:00pm EDT | Tags : painted wood

Early pale blue pantry box with bail handle

This early bail-handled pantry box measures 9-3/4 inches in diameter and stands almost 5.5 inches tall. The blue is so pale it almost looks white. Hardware is original. Sturdy, thick and in naturally worn condition. Wonderful patina. Three-board bottom. No tacks or nails appear to be missing. Additional photos available upon request.

Price: $750.00 plus shipping

2017-Jul-26 02:00pm EDT | Tags : painted wood pantry box

Large, early painted pantry box; 11-3/4 inches

Early, thick pantry box in old grayish putty blue paint. It appears the original paint was green, but the paint on it now is extremely old. Tack and nail construction, in excellent and sturdy condition. The bottom has a hairline center crack but is completely sturdy. No apologies for this one! Makes a great start to the bottom of a stack. 11-3/4" in diameter (almost 12"). Six inches tall. Additional pictures available upon request.

Price: $895.00 plus shipping

2017-Jul-26 02:00pm EDT | Tags : pantry box painted wood

Catherine Eagle 1870 ABC Sampler

This is a simple school girl ABC sampler signed by Catherine Eagle 1870. Monochrome black on linen. There are no holes, tears or thread loss. The sampler measures 9" by 9" unframed. It is 12" by 12" framed. The frame is new and made for the sampler. It can easily be removed if wanted. Additional photos available upon request.

Price: $135.00

2017-Jul-26 02:00pm EDT | Tags : textiles sampler folk art

Seated Gentleman Silhouette

This is a 19th century folk art hollow cut silhouette of a seated gentleman; hollow cut from black paper over white paper. Unsigned. Original frame. Dimensions with frame - 8 3/4" x 11." In excellent condition with normal wear from age and display. Frame has wear, but still intact, with original bubble/wavy glass and loop for hanging. Additional pictures available upon request.

Price: $175.00 plus shipping

2017-Jul-26 02:00pm EDT | Tags : silhouette folk art

Five-inch beautiful grain-swirled painted oval box

This sweet little grain-painted box from New England measures 5 inches by 3.5 inches in diameter and stands 1.5 inches tall. It has finger-lap design with tiny nail and tack construction. It is in clean, perfect condition. Additional photos available upon request.

Price: $350.00 plus free shipping

2017-Jul-26 01:00pm EDT | Tags : painted pantry box wood

Framed Early Miniature ABC Sampler

This tiny ABC sampler by Mary Ann Adams measures 3.5" by 5" without the frame and 6-3/4" by 8" with the frame. The sampler is not dated but most likely is early to mid 1800s. There are no holes, but some stitching loss. (The white spots in the photos are from a glare.) It is overall in excellent condition. The frame was made for this sampler and made to look old. Frame can easily be removed if desired. Additional photos available upon request.

Price: $350.00 plus shipping

2017-Jul-26 01:00pm EDT | Tags : textiles sampler folk art

Miniature Scandinavian-painted bentwood oval boxes

Wonderful early antique Scandinavian or Norwegian bentwood miniature boxes in their original painted surfaces. The larger box measures 2-3/4" by 1.5" by 1-1/4"; the smaller box measures 2.5" by 1-1/4" by 1". They are in excellent condition and were found in New York State. Additional photos available upon request.

Price: $225.00 plus shipping

2017-Jul-26 01:00pm EDT | Tags : painted folk art wood

Miniature cat hooked rug

Sweet little kitty cat hooked rug in vibrant colors, ca. 1920s-30s. It measures 15 inches by 11-3/4 inches. Additional photos available upon request.

Price: $150.00 plus free shipping

2017-Jul-26 01:00pm EDT | Tags : textiles folk art


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