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 handsome antique sewing clamp with carved bone spools for thread winding and with a turned cup fixture to hold a small pin ball. The c-clamp is made of maple; the upper part is wood stained very dark, making a stunning foil to the pale bone spindles. These spindles are designed to rotate around the main body, enabling the seamstress to work easily with multiple colors. In great condition with all parts present and working in good order, just as they should. 9"L Free USPS Priority shipping for USA addresses.
An early tabletop trunk, handy for small storage. Portable, easy to cart around and it fits into so many little niches. Dome-top; lightweight but not in the least flimsy. Probably pine. Old hand-cut nails, both square and oval. The hinges are screwed in and they are early replacements. The box exterior is a good, dry original surface done in bittersweet wash. The interior is an outstanding teal paint, a rich, surprising, striking color. Sturdy, dependable. There's an age/dry air separation across the top of the dome that has stabilized and will not extend itself. The till on the inside is gone (leaving a lot more room for storage.) 17"L X 8"D X 9"H
Authentic, original vintage cowgirl ensemble c'70's. Made for a young miss, 9 to 12 years old or so, and handcrafted in Colorado by the John R. Craighead Company, in business since 1876 making first saddles and then on to a range of cowpoke clothing and toys. Medium weight, quality suede in remarkable condition, still soft and supple. Decorated with rows of fringe perfectly intact, colorful wood beads and silver toned metal studs. The vest has a front closure with a cherry red toggle clasp held on by leather arrow-head shaped appliques. The skirt has an adjustable waist with elastic and the original red suede belt. The outfit is unlined. In super, ready-to-wear condition. Size: children's large, 10 - 12 years. Vest chest: 28”; length from shoulder seam to hem: 15”; waist: stretches to 26” and adjustable to smaller sizes; length of skirt from waist to hem : 15”.
Three handsome antique Irish pewter haystack measures by The Munster Iron Company, Cork, comprising a noggin, half pint and pint. Worn touchmarks for quality and verification marks (a crowned VR for Victoria Regina); signed on bottoms of pint and half-pint for the province Munster in Ireland, the Munster Iron Company in Cork. The noggin is signed on bottom with touchmark of a crown with Roman numeral X directly underneath. Lustrous patina on all three. Pint 6"T; half pint 4 3/4"T; noggin 3 1/2"T.
A handsome brass salamander dating to the late 18th century. Solid brass and in outstanding condition, with anticipated, correct wear to the surface only. 14"L with a disc diameter of 3 1/2".
A very happy little girl in her original calico cotton gown. This is a doll that has it all. Her body is ticking, her legs stockinette, her shoes oilcloth and they have bows. Her head is cotton and is one piece with her bonnet. Her hair is yarn. Her facial features are painted on. She is hard stuffed, slightly soiled, slightly tattered, her head slightly floppy. Her gown has a few small holes. These are at the back. Her skirt is beautifully bouffant, with lots of fabric and lots of cartridge pleats at the waist. About 14" tall depending on how she feels like holding her feet at the moment. She has all the charm in the world and is a complete lovey-dovey.
Tiny and entirely endearing, this home made pincushion dates to c1820-40during the early 19th century, c1820-40. This tiny cushion was made to be part of a sewing kit. A half-shell walnut is stuffed with what looks like lavender seeds and covered with velvet that was theorem painted. The velvet is now worn and shattered with only fragments of its nap and paint left, but it does well holding in the tiny lavender seeds. A charming addition to your collection! 1 ½”L X 1 ¼”W.
Price: 48.00 + free shipping
A knock-out of a quilt with great visual impact, strong color, and the well-loved cheddar in the flowers. Both the trumpet & round flowers, along with bold color, were found in American quilts as early as c1840. Entirely hand stitched with meticulously sewn stitches on front and plain cloth backing in an intricate design of diamonds and concentric circles. These are factors helping to pinpoint the good age of the quilt. Great condition with no fading or discolor. Any color differentiation you see in our pictures are shadings from the light. A couple of light spots show in the photo. These are from the window in front of which the quilt was hanging. I can find no soiling, rips, or tears. Minor wear patterns from age and normal use; 1 vague water outline. From The American Quilt Collection,NY. 82" X 71"
Classic American hand stitched quilt. The compass rose pattern has strong colors well-preserved with no running or fading. Cottons hand-quilted with about 8 spi. 79" X 81", summer weight and in exceptional condition. There are scattered, mild wear patterns from age and normal use, all correct and anticipated. We have not cleaned it or done anything to interfere with its condition. From the American Quilt Collection, New York.
Something I've never had before, nor have I ever seen one. This little document box, dating to c1830-50, is covered in the hide of a fawn. Hide covered wood w/ leather straps and brass nails. Interesting Van Dycked leather lid trim. Original hinges. One reason we love this trunk is the outstanding block-print paper that covers the interior. Bold geometrics, design and color patterns are timeless. The trunk shows its age in areas of dried hide & straps, some thinning & missing areas of hide & trim, nails darkened with age and other minor and anticipated age & wear patterns. Remaining leather could use a steaming to smooth away wrinkles & curls. Please see photos. Only 8”L X 3 14/16”H X 4 ½”D. Originally $325.00, now $275.00
A marvelous early bucket bench in finest form, made in NYS. Carving is vivacious, yet graceful, at the same time. Wear and age patterns are absolutely correct and the patina is like satin. Mortise and tenon construction. Made of a hardwood, the bench is sturdy, heavy and can support quite a lot of weight. It does not wiggle anywhere. A distinctive piece, I've used it running down the length of our farm table in the dining room. It is stunning. All original surfaces. You will love it.
Kings did it; queens did it. Even our own President Washington did it. They all powdered their wigs. Putting powder in your hair is thought to have started with Henry IV of France (1553-1610). He used brown powder to hide grey hair. Since the king was doing it, everyone who could afford it did it, too. Powder helped to cut down the hair's greasiness. In the days when shampooing was far from being a chief concern (or even a minor one), powder was important. The powder was perfumed, playing an important part in masking the hair's unappetizing odor. When wigs became the popular head gear, powder was used on them. For ease of application, the bellows was introduced in miniature form ~ perfect for powdering your wig! 8"L and in beautiful shape. Cartoonist image in last photo not included.
A handsome early Leeds tin-glazed pottery pepper pot, dating to c1790-1820. It is a baluster-form shaker from England. The decoration is cobalt and the foot is the original pottery. Leeds originated during the 17th century for the purpose of copying the beloved Chinese Export porcelain, enabling more families to own pieces similar to the expensive Chinese Export. Shows the correct signs of age. Wear patterns are the result of normal use. It is in very good condition with a small scattering of tiny age and use marks. 4 ¾” high with a base diameter of 2”. The cork is still inserted in the base opening.
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. Originally $75.00, currently....
Price: 40.00 + shipping & insurance
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
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 You have a choice as to how to buy - if you want only 1 or 2, the price is as stated here in the description. For 3, the price is listed below.
Price: 145.00 for all 3
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