Home Farm Antiques

Pat & Bob Martin | Upstate New York Bolton Landing, New York, 12814 | 518.644.2845 | pat@homefarmantiques.com

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!


Patchwork Doll Quilt, Signed & Dated

Color, calicoes, healthy cheddar blocks make this doll quilt highly desirable. It's home made and complete with signature and date. You'll love the fresh summery colors. Perfect proportions make it evident that this piece was designed as a doll quilt and not cut down from a larger one. The hand-written signature is blurred by time. It looks like Ereminna ~ maybe. The date is '92. In lovely condition with only a small pale spot on the front border and one similar on the back. No rot, no rips, holes, tears, stains other than the spots mentioned. 21" X 22 1/4".

Price: $46.00

2019-Mar-24 02:02pm EDT | Tags : #dollquilt #antiquetextile #dolls

Tin Dog / Pony Cookie Cutter Flat Back

A delightful tin dog (or pony ~ hard to tell) cookie cutter, originally flat backed, handle added later. Very good condition and functions perfectly. Displays adorably. c1890. 4"L X 3"H. Tin cutters originated in Germany when Black Forest wood carvers added metal insets to their figural wooden cookie molds, for sharper cuts. Emigrants to the States brought cutters with them and the demand for tin figural cutters increased greatly. Shape was important, adding to the fun of eating cookies and the art of conversing about them. Pennsylvania was one of the first places in the USA to host Christmas gatherings with apples and cider complimented with figural cookies. Today, they are a most versatile item, useful for things from quilt patterns to stencils to clay molds. Cutters will never lose their allure!

Price: $32.00

2019-Mar-15 05:41pm EDT | Tags : #cookiecutter #tin #country

Tin Sheep Cookie Cutter Home Made Flat Back

A delightful tin sheep (or cow ~ hard to tell) cookie cutter, originally flat backed, handle added later. A little messy soldering, but keeps its charm and function perfectly. Though handle is bent, it's completely usable. We think the tin cow/sheep form was added to a factory made blank flat back. c1880. 4 1/8"L X 3"H. Tin cutters originated in Germany when Black Forest wood carvers added metal insets to their figural wooden cookie molds, for sharper cuts. Emigrants to the States brought cutters with them and the demand for tin figural cutters increased greatly. Shape was important, adding to the fun of eating cookies and the art of conversing about them. Pennsylvania was one of the first places in the USA to host Christmas gatherings with apples and cider complimented with figural cookies. Today, they are a most versatile item, useful for things from quilt patterns to stencils to clay molds. Cutters will never lose their allure!

Price: $30.00

2019-Mar-15 05:33pm EDT | Tags : #cookiecutter #country #tin

Tin Fish Cookie Cutter ~ Flat Coffin Shaped Back

A delightful tin fish cookie cutter, in very good condition. c1890. 4 7/8"L X 2 1/8"W at widest point. Originally a flat back, a handle was soldered on long ago, and long ago removed. Traces of solder remain. Tin cutters originated in Germany when Black Forest wood carvers added metal insets to their figural wooden cookie molds, for sharper cuts. Emigrants to the States brought cutters with them and the demand for tin figural cutters increased greatly. Shape was important, adding to the fun of eating cookies and the art of conversing about them. Pennsylvania was one of the first places in the USA to host Christmas gatherings with apples and cider complimented with figural cookies. Today, they are a most versatile item, useful for things from quilt patterns to stencils to clay molds. Cutters will never lose their collectibility!

Price: $38.00

2019-Mar-15 05:28pm EDT | Tags : #cookiecutter #fish #countryprimitive

Tin Star Cookie Cutter Flat Back Smithy Made

A delightful tin star cookie cutter, flat backed, great condition. c1910. 2.5" diameter. Tin cutters originated in Germany when Black Forest wood carvers added metal insets to their figural wooden cookie molds, for sharper cuts. Emigrants to the States brought cutters with them and the demand for tin figural cutters increased greatly. Shape was important, adding to the fun of eating cookies and the art of conversing about them. Pennsylvania was one of the first places in the USA to host Christmas gatherings with apples and cider complimented with figural cookies. Today, they are a most versatile item, useful for things from quilt patterns to stencils to clay molds. Cutters will never lose their collectability!

Price: $25.00

2019-Mar-15 05:05pm EDT | Tags : #cookiecutter #countrydecor #tin

Deco Folk Art Coat Rack c1930

The reason I call it Folk Art is that this little hat or coat rack was made at home and someone took the design seriously. It has the surprising geometric form of Deco era art. Nicely beveled cut, this rack is clean edged in a brilliantly shabby chic way. Three pegs to hold whatever you'd like to put on them are shaped like the gables of a house. The original coat of white paint has turned creamy with age, and is a little chippy. Just enough to look wonderful in your home. The hanging mechanism at back is creative. The are two gouged out tunnels with a strong bit of wire from one side to another, like a bridge over a canal. You just slide the rack over your two nails and there you go. 18 1/8"L X 2"W X 4" standing out from the wall. Anyplace you hang your hat is home.

Price: 65.00 + shipping/insurance

2019-Mar-04 01:40pm EST | Tags : #shabbychic #hallrack #deco

Depression Era Wire Pie Stand / Rack c1930s

I love vintage items that are interesting to look at, tell a bit of our cultural history and are serviceable in the home, as well. Here is a c1930 primitive wire pie rack. Tin pie plates are included ~ 1 Mrs. Robinson's Fine Restaurant Pies tin plate from Table Talk Inc., 1 New England Flaky Crust Pie from Table Talk, Deposit 10 cents, and one that simply states Return to The V B Co. Stand is 11"H X 10 1/2"W. Wire shows scattered areas of mild rust. Pie plates show normal age and wear patterns. The top wire round is slightly bent up and should be bent down to hold the pie plate levelly. The stand is steady, secure & functional. Keep fresh fruit in it, or onions and garlic, or use it as a utensil holder for picnics. Or fill it with pies.

Price: 85.00 + shipping/insurance

2019-Feb-27 04:22pm EST | Tags : #countryprimitive #vintagekitchen #pieplaterack

Crazy Quilt Fragment c1900

One of the very best pieces of its kind we’ve ever had, whether a fragment or a complete quilt. This fragment was taken from a large crazy quilt, the rest of which was beyond repair. Made of plush velvets, silk satin ribbons and floss. There are blocks of cut velvet, patterned velvet and there is beautiful needlework. The initials W G are embroidered in gold. Polished cotton backing. This fragment is a good size and could be used for any number of sewing / artistic crafts. What a front it would make for a cloth carry-all bag, and imagine it as a table mat! In splendid condition. Edwardian era. 30” X 19”

Price: 85.00 + shipping/insurance

2019-Feb-04 08:55pm EST | Tags : #antiquetextiles #crazyquilt #fabricart

Kitten, Painting on Board

A marvelous folky painting of a kitten. Done during the early years of mid-20th century and signed by the artist, this painting is in excellent condition and is just delightful! Framed 12" X 9 1/4"; visual image 9 5/8" X 7".

Price: 125.00 + shipping/insurance

2019-Feb-04 08:46pm EST | Tags :

Folk Art Swan Doorstop Early Mid 20thC

A wooden swan, carved and hand painted in the early 20th century. Simple, clean lines and a dear profile make this swan doorstop a marvelous little bit of American folk art. 7 1/2" wide X 6" high. Her back slat is painted black and measures a hair under 4". She'll float calmly forever at the foot of your door.

Price: $70.00 + shipping

2018-Nov-25 04:48pm EST | Tags : #earlydoorstop #folkart #swan

Cast Iron Squirrel Nut-Cracker c1900

A marvelous squirrel! He is everything you would want in a squirrel ~ bright-eyed & bushy tailed, yet quiet as a mouse. And he is superb at cracking nuts. Finely detailed throughout, with fur marks and terrific paws that hold a walnut. His hands are ready to catch a nut and the lever in his tail works smoothly and securely to crack that nut. Original glass eyes; traces of gilt mostly worn off, but enough to gleam when catching light at certain angles. What a squirrel! Stands 7 1/2" tall at his highest point, the handle of the lever in his tail. His base is 4 3/4" X 2 1/2". His condition is superb. And his personality - even better!

Price: $185.00

2018-Nov-25 09:35am EST | Tags : #nutcracker #castiron #squirrels

6 Piece Miniature Cast Iron Cookware c1940

When your dolls are out in the woods camping, they can prepare hearty meals with this fine old set of cast iron cookware ~ a large mini fry pan 3" interior diameter, a medium fry pan 2 1/4" interior diameter and a tiny fry pan 1 1/4" diameter, a pot with a handle 1 1/4" diameter and a kettle with a wire handle and rounded bottom 1 5/8" diameter. The two larger fry pans have double pouring spots; the tiniest has a single, tiny pouring spout. The mid-sized fry pan is marked with an S-O and an L on the bottom. And this one has three ball feet, which we particularly love. All from a friend who died at the age of 100. The miniatures belonged to his wife, who predeceased him decades ago. They were still hanging over his cast iron stove in his home at his death. In good shape, with the only flaw a bit of roughness to one area of the outer edge of the pot.

Price: $48.00


Girls Dormitory Signed Wood Block Print Chickens

Every one that has seen this original woodblock print hanging in our living room at Home Farm has fallen in love with it. In its original glazed frame, it is signed by the artist, Fannie Rebekah Mennen (1903-1995). Mrs. Mennen was a recognized printmaker and watercolor painter, a teacher, a professional artist and founder of the Plum Nellie Clothesline Art Shows in TN. The Girls Dormitory wood block, whose subject is the life of chickens in their chicken coop, is strong and clean cut. It has not been damaged by the years, other than a bit of "gathering" to an area at the very top edge of the paper along the line where it was glued, and an even, overall mellowing of the background color of the print and the color of the matte to a rich butter cream. In very fine condition, with just some dust collected beneath the glass. This is a joyous composition! 17 1/4" X 14 1/2" X 5/8" framed image.

Price: 175.00 + shipping

2018-Jul-19 11:05am EDT | Tags : #chickens #vintagewoodblock #signedart

Folk ArtMill Pond Painting, Primitive ~ Dated 1946

A charming vintage oil on board. The scene is a mill pond in a pine wood area. Done with a distinctly primitive, folk art flavor. Signed and dated lower right hand corner. The back has pencil writing which I can't read. Contains a signature; dated 1946. The painting has excellent presence and grace.

Price: $75.00

2018-Apr-24 01:34pm EDT | Tags : Painting Folk Art Primitives

ON SALE Doll Trunk, Headless Doll + Parts

A wooden doll trunk with early / original metal hinges & wide one board bottom. Stained but sturdy. Top opens & closes well. 12 1/2"L X 8"H X 7 1/2"D. Headless doll with jointed leather body repaired w/ fabric extremities, etc. Silk dress shattering. Some sawdust trickling out of small hole in back of one knee. Leather is supple, soiled. Sleeve cuffs so tight at doll's wrists, I can't get them off her arms. Head #1: best fits body. This is the smaller head w/ no eyes, no hair, painted lips, teeth. On the back is impressed 1894 AM8/DEP. 3 1/4"H. Head #2: blue glass eyes, open lips exposing two large front teeth, clipped hair, broken shoulder. Partial mark remains looking like III 7/0, 25 written in lead. Over that is a word impressed in cursive, Germany. 3 3/4"H. Plus other doll parts, mohair wig, eyes, etc. I'm running out of room. For further info, more pix, please email me. Was $220, now....

Price: $195.00

2018-Apr-10 05:42pm EDT | Tags : antique dolls doll accessories primitives

ON SALE Retro Advertising Van's Boot Saver c1940s

A great vintage rack ~ great sporting bit and great advertising! This rack was used to hang up hip waders after a day of fishing. The motto says it all...Hang ‘Em Up - They’ll Last Longer. Made of metal, the holder was manufactured by Noel Van Tilburg Co, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Collapses for easy storage. When you're ready to dry out your hip boots, just slide the hanger out and hang it on the wall. Versatile, it is good for Cottage (in your vintage kitchen holding your vintage towels), good for Camp (those hip boots) and good for Castle (know where your strands of pearls & diamonds are at all times). 8"W X 8"D Originally $95.00, now $65.00.

Price: $65.00

2018-Mar-23 03:50pm EDT | Tags : #vintagesporting #advertising

Antique Doll Quilt, Red Knot Dots c1870

My favorite quilt. It is polka dotted in Turkey red wool yarn, tons of French knots resulting in the constellation of stellar dots that you see. All done on a nice old piece of linen. The color of the linen has darkened with age to a mellow ecru. Very restful for dolly. Tiny, tiny, tiny hand stitches all around the border. Meticulous! Backs of knotted dots are visible on the back. The condition is as to be expected. The soft darkening of the fabric, several missing knotted dots, one round hole, 1/4" diameter, with the thin batting showing through. There are no other problems, as far as I can see. This is a dear, sweet little doll quilt. I love it. 16 1/4" X 12"

Price: $58.00

2018-Feb-11 05:38pm EST | Tags : doll quilt americana antique textiles

Antique Horn Furniture - Footstool c1900

Victorians loved their creature comforts, and they loved their comforts made of creatures. So dedicated to the outdoors ~ biology, entomology, any nature sciences, they loved to incorporate the same into both their personal fashion and their home decor. Here we have an outstanding example. A horn footstool, all original, the seat cushion covered in the original fabric and the base made of antlers. Your feet may rest cozy and with Teddy Roosevelt sort of flair. Stands about 18" tall, stands securely, not wobbly, and with a certain stateliness, a legacy from the original carrier of those antlers. Originally $165.00, now $110.00

Price: $110.00

2018-Feb-11 02:05pm EST | Tags : #hornfurniture #adirondackrustic #antiquestool

3 Horn Whiskey Beakers 19th Century

Made from horn, this early group offers you three fine examples of carved horn whiskey beakers. Each horn has its own distinct color and pattern. The tallest beaker is the darkest and most solid in color, with attractive striations down the sides and nice lighter markings up around the rim. The sides of the cup reflect the natural angle of the original horn. 4 1/2"T $68.00 The medium beaker is more two-tone with warm coloring and contrasted markings. This cup has more of a natural curve to it than does the largest beaker. There is an age crack from the rim that descends for under 1". 3 1/4"T $45.00 The baby beaker is the lightest, with darker markings encircling the lower third and a rich caramel colored disk as the bottom. This little cup has an attractive natural curve to it, slightly more pronounced than the medium beaker. $45.00

Price: Please See Description

2018-Jan-30 04:01pm EST | Tags : Camp & Cottage Americana Primitives

Silk & Paper Certificate Pin Keep, Shoe Form c1890

A favorite of ours, this diminutive pin keep measures only 1 3/4" heel to toe and 1 1/2" high at back of shoe. Made of silk and remnants of a money or stock certificate. Padded with cotton batting, it feels sturdy and strong. The shoe is pinned in place as according to its initial design. There is good old French ticking under one side panel of the shoe. On the other side only the certificate and the silk are visible. In very good condition. Ex-Collection. Free USA Shipping, Handling, Insurance

Price: $115.00

2018-Jan-21 08:12pm EST | Tags : Folk Art Antique Sewing Tools Pin Cushions


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