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!
From England, a genuine lock and key from a large building in Suffolk, England. Iron and wood. Guaranteed real and guaranteed really old, we bought this near the site of the building from which it was salvaged. 6" X 5" X 1.5" and heavy. The key came with it and is original. They have good keepers of the keys in England.
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
Made in the 1800s for a pampered tot, these adorable shoes have leather soles and vamps, velvet uppers and hand-embroidered buttonholes in a sunflower design. As if that weren't enough, the velvet is decorated with tiny printed polka dots. And please note the exagerrated scalloping up and down the central front closure. 4 1/4" toe to heel along the sole and 1 3/4" across the sole at the ball of the foot. They extend upward 2 1/4". In lovely condition. The leather is still soft and sturdy, with a rich patina; the velvet is in good condition with some wear to the nap, the lace-hole stitching in very fine condition. The soles have wear as visible in our photos. The shoes are missing their laces ~ reflected in our low price.
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"
The reasons we love this doll quilt: it's color, its calicoes, its healthy cheddar blocks and, last but not least, its signature. A colorful American homemade cotton patchwork quilt, signed and dated. Calicoes in colors and nice cheddar blocks. There's a hand-written signature blurred by time. It looks like Ereminna. Maybe. The date is '92. Nice condition with only a bit of discolor to areas of the off-white border, with 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"
An outstanding American pewter coffeepot, touchmarked for William Lyman of Connecticut. In very fine condition with only a few minor surface rubs and scratches, all mild, anticipated wear for normal use. This elegant form was popular in the North and Mid-Atlantic States during that period. Lyman, in addition to being a pewter-smith, was a respected inventor, awarded several US patents. (He invented the rotating wheel can opener 1870.) He also held other patents such as the refrigerating pitcher, 1858. You can see from our last photo that the form of this pitcher reflects the Neoclassical lines of our coffee pot, which was made earlier. Reference: "American Pewter", J. B. Kerfoot, Crown Publishers. Our pot: 11 1/2"T, 11" from the back of the handle to the tip of the spot; bottom diameter 5".
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.
A charming pin ball, hand-embroidered with detached buttonhole stitches and satin stitches on linen. Blue silk covers the flat bottom. 1 5/8"H X 2 1/2" diameter. The colors are lovely; the fabric and floss soft yet strong. A wonderful piece for your sewing collection, and entirely usable.
Price: 148.00 Free S/H/I
A delightful early pin cushion in the shape of a ball. Alternating sections of cream fabric and red and a black silk damask fabric are hand sewn. Red silk bows top and bottom and a red loop for hanging. Our pin ball is in lovely condition. The only imperfection to report is one small area where the cream fabric is shredding a bit. However, the foundation fabric beneath is close in color, so the shredding is hard to see. A diminutive 1 1/2" high and 2 1/4" wide.
Price: 125.00 Free USA S/H/I
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
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A fine American Windsor stool. Handsomely turned legs are wedged in place in the manner of early Windsor chair legs. Painted decorative line edging around the seat gives the cricket a primitive elegance. Dry painted surface is original. There is a crack to the seat and one leg, and although the bench stands sturdy and works well as a display piece or a low side table for light objects, it will not bear the weight of a person sitting on it. The as found condition is reflected in our price for this wonderful, early American vernacular painted stool. 14” X 8 ½” X 9 ¾”.
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
As Found: a grouping exactly as we got it from the family of the original owner. Wooden doll trunk covered & lined in paper, metal hinges, wide 1-board bottom. Stained, aged. 12 1/2"L X 8"H X 7 1/2"D. Headless doll has jointed leather body; predates the 2 bisque heads. Silk dress shattering. A small hole in back of 1 knee trickling sawdust. Leather is good, supple, soiled. Cuffs of dress so tight I can't get them off her arms. Head #1 no eyes; lips open to show teeth. Hair is gone. On back is impressed 1894 AM8/oxxDEP. 3 1/4"H. Head #2 blue glass eyes, open lips, teeth, clipped hair, broken shoulder. Traces of signature. 3 3/4"H. Also have forearm, mechanism with 2 glass eyes, messy mohair wig too big for either head. Lastly, we have a fang from an animal. I have no idea what that has to do with it all, but it was with the trunk and so it remains. Quite an odd lot, one well worth having and restoring.
Warm and cozy antique moccasins, made just for small child. Native American, most likely by a Northwestern tribe judging from the design. Could be Tlingit or Inuit. These little mocs are made of hide with fur and are all leather, including the sole. Charming details make these ultra-desirable: each vamp's red felted wool heart applique with gold center, ankle edges trimmed in fleece, insides dyed red, fine red line decoration around each vamp and also going up each heel. So many thoughtful, extra touches to these simple-looking slippers. Ex-collection (Colorado). In beautiful condition, sturdy enough to be worn. They also display beautifully. 5 3/4"L X 2 1/4"W across the ball of the foot. Free USA Shipping, Handling, Insurance
Everything about this basket says quality. The shape with its extreme rim, the matte, almost chalky robin's egg blue, the design of the weave ~ so very '30s ~ the condition, the versatile size. It is a pleasure to look at. You won't even have to find a use for it. It can just sit there and look pretty. However, it is so strong and sturdy, you'll want to use it for everything. Length at top 15 1/2"; length at bottom 9 1/2"; 8 1/2" deep; height including handle about 12 1/2". All original.
Some say it's an apple corer. Others say it's a marrow scoop. What I say is that it's a quality, interesting, early utensil. It has the rare added attraction of a handsome incised decorative pattern carved into its handle. In great condition. We found it in England, the Suffolk area, and would bet our bottom dollar it was made on a farm thereabouts. About 5"L. Free USA Shipping, Handling, Insurance
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
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