Bridlehurst Farm

D.J. Harvey | Northern Virginia | 540-882-3445 | dsalem@hughes.net

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.


Sewing Clamp, Wallpaper Box, Wooden Box

(Left): Oval pasteboard wallpaper box in cream and pale blue print. 6” x 3 1/4” . Inside lined with a Saturday Evening Post dated October 28, 1876. Papered bottom. Light foxing/staining/discoloration but no paper loss. $165.00. Small wooded box w/red paint decoration and "PW" painted on lid, 4 1/4" x 3 1/2". $60.00. Wooden figure of saint/Virgin/nun/noblewoman wearing ropes of (rosary?) beads, hands clasped w/prayer book (?), and braided hair. White gown and head covering, black hair, red hair cover. Solid wood. 8" tall, 4" wide at base. $125.00. Tiny pine sewing clamp with red velvet pin cushion, 4 1/2" long, with clamp open, flower decoration,$75.00.

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2018-Aug-31 11:41pm EDT | Tags :

Wooden Bowl, Yellow Paint/Mexican Pottery Fruit

Early bowl in yellow paint, 8 3/4” diameter; small worn hole in the bottom, $110.00. Lot of 4 Mexican pottery fruits (from left, pineapple bank with coin slot and hanger, 7” long, small chip; orange tangerine, 2 1/2” diameter; yellow pear, 2 1/2” diameter, small spot of paint loss; red apple, 2 1/4” diameter). $120.00, lot of 4.

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2018-Aug-20 02:58pm EDT | Tags :

Splint Oak Buttocks Basket in Red Paint

Beginning to wonder if you were ever going to see a basket in early paint again? Pennsylvania red-over-green splint buttocks basket, painted inside and out. 13” long; 12” tall. Honest wear and paint history. Sturdy--- you can store your remotes in the TV room, display apples, holly or other greens over the holidays, fill with woolen gloves all winter, or tote plastic glasses/silverware to the church picnic! Other photos available.

Price: $295.00

2018-Aug-20 02:31am EDT | Tags :

Folk-Painted Country Store Coffee Bin

From my mother's collection, a charming coffee bin with folk art painting of a packet ship, "Baltimore Mail Packet 'United'," probably c.1960s. 8 1/2" x 14" tall. Painted inside and out.

Price: $165.00

2018-Aug-05 04:03pm EDT | Tags :

Apple Green Spice Tin

Apple green spice tin, 7 1/4” diameter; 5 individual spice tins, each 2 1/5” tall. (Wonderful aroma, free of charge!)

Price: $85.00

2018-Jul-31 11:24pm EDT | Tags :

Victorian Footstool, Embroidered Cushion

Victorian footstool with cast iron legs and original gold paint. Eye-catching replaced, close-to-pristine floral crewel-work upholstery. 10" tall, 11 1/5" diameter (top). Lightweight and sturdy, a cozy tuffet for not-far-distant autumn days, in autumn colors of green, burnt orange, mustard, chambray on a gold figured ground.

Price: $250.00

2018-Jul-31 10:53pm EDT | Tags :

Spode Chrysanthemum Bowl/Alabaster Grapes

Flowered chrysanthemum bowl marked "Spode Ironstone X." 9" diameter. $40.00 Champagne alabaster/stone grapes with wood stem, 11" long, including stem. $38.00.

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2018-Jul-21 10:00pm EDT | Tags :

Four Pottery Banks---Lot

Instant collection/dealer's lot. (Top, left to right) French blue country Majolica fruit bowl bank, with gold accents (some wear to gold leaf), 5" long x 2" high; English unmarked glazed mustard-and-red pottery bank, 2" diameter at base; small unglazed apple bank, 1 3/4" diameter at base; glazed red and white unmarked pottery bank w/small chip at slot, 2 1/2" diameter at base, with "B--tter" in pencil on unglazed bottom.

Price: $185.00 Lot of Four

2018-Jul-15 11:58pm EDT | Tags :

Tramp Art Jewelry Box

Flocked red velvet lined; lovely condition. Cigar box base. Exotic paper motifs on each end; metal ring and escutcheon on lid, round nail/tack construction throughout. No missing wooden pieces anywhere. 11' x 6" x 7". Metal lock plate (no key).

Price: $100.00

2018-Jul-15 02:35pm EDT | Tags :

Display Cage Doll

Cage doll with hand-painted face, salmon paint, one loose arm. These dolls were typically used as window display items for dressmakers. Perfect for display of a favorite doll dress or in a large nicho in place of a santos figure. 19" tall, 9 1/2" wide at base. Age (?) so I'm offering at decorative price only, even though a similar piece offered on eBay some years ago sold for several times this price at auction. Other photos available for condition. x a private mid-Atlantic collection.

Price: $200.00

2018-Jul-04 04:39pm EDT | Tags :

Walnut Wood Rabbit Candy Container Mold

Walnut rabbit mold for a papier-mâché Easter candy container. 10' long, 5 1/2" tall. Probably pre-WWII/Phillippines origin. x a Williamsburg, Va., collection. Great with plants and flowers on a summer picnic table.

Price: $85.00

2018-Jun-28 01:49pm EDT | Tags :

Chein Bank, Jaspe Pitcher, Wick Trimmer,Candy Mold

(1) "J. Chein U*S*A" tin elephant coin bank, "5 tall. Metal coin stopper missing from the bottom, but the lever still pulls the elephant's trunk up to deposit the coin. All paint bright and clean, $80.00 (2) Walnut wood "turkey" mold for papier-mâché candy containers, 2" tall. Probably Philippines origin. $45.00. (3) Charming jaspé tourist-ware pitcher with rope-decoration handles, "Montluçon" (central France district) paint decoration. 6 1/2" tall. x M.A. Apple collection. $85.00 (4) Painted tin tray w/ brass wick trimmer. Tray is 9" long. Two pieces, $85.00.

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2018-Jun-07 07:55pm EDT | Tags :

African-American Rag Doll/Calico Romper

Sweet African-American rag doll in lovely condition, 10" tall. Embroidered face, white button eyes, black yarn hair, wearing what looks to be her original cherry red sprigged cotton dress and original pantaloons, with an added vintage cotton apron (note discoloration). She stands but does not bend at the waist. c. 1930-1950. x Adrian's 1800 Antiques. $110.00. Also early red-and-white calico vintage doll romper, lace collar trim, front breast pocket, three back buttons. 14" x 13" sleeve-to-sleeve (other dimensions available). X author, designer, collector Jimmie Cramer. $100.00.

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2018-May-15 08:21pm EDT | Tags :

Medium-Size Rag Doll

Well-loved early rag doll, 16" tall, with black stockings, red calico bonnet, handmade brown print/calico skirt, cotton underskirt, undershirt, and buttoned overshirt. Jointed legs at hip; will sit nicely.

Price: $295.00

2018-Apr-24 01:55pm EDT | Tags :

African-American Toaster Doll

This upper half of a rag doll (wearing a long dress meant to drape over a toaster) is from artist, designer, and author James Cramer's collection. 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. $165.00. Wood architectural "pedestal," in peeling white paint. $75.00.

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2018-Apr-24 01:43pm EDT | Tags :

German-made Gilt-Paper Pin Cushion Box

Sweet Mother's Day gift! Pre-WWI pasteboard pin cushion box. Lift top, gilt paper on lid and all four sides. Even the little lift ribbon is intact. 4" x 5" x 1 1/2." Velvet pin cushion is clean, the nap almost as new, as is the blue-paper-lined interior compartment for pins, buttons, etc.

Price: $90.00

2018-Mar-11 04:25pm EDT | Tags :

Nineteenth-Century Oil Landscape

Early landscape in oil of a vernacular farm house with an old tin roof, set on a country road, with a stone wall and fencing, surrounded by fall foliage. Unsigned. 20" x 25." Very old re-tacking on stretchers. (see second photo).

Price: $145.00

2018-Mar-10 02:05pm EST | Tags :

Calico Chicken/Tulip Folk Art

(Left) Whimsical cotton calico chicken, stuffed with cotton batting. A bit of lost fabric on the tail/nose. 5" tall; 5" long. Pot lid? Jar lid? $110.00. (Right) Tired of winter? How about a tulip? Hand-carved wooden flowerpot in oyster white and bittersweet paint. The top of a children's ring toy seems to have been re-purposed as the tulip. Age (?). 5" tall. Purchased at York, Pa. $205.00. (Cricket stool nfs.)

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2018-Feb-01 10:39pm EST | Tags :

Small Berry Basket, Staff Cat, Daguerrotype, Duck

Small is beautiful! (Left to right) Brown and white Staffordshire cat, 3 1/4" tall, flake off ear, $95.00. Miniature splint oak berry basket in dark barn red paint, inside and out. 2 1/4" tall, 4" diameter (wooden apple nfs), $125.00. Lemon gilt frame with daguerrotype of a stern nineteenth century lady, 3" x 3," $55.00. Red pine hand-carved Asian duck/swan w/tin medallion, nail eyes, 5" long x 3 3/4" tall, $60.00.

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2018-Jan-27 10:01pm EST | Tags :

Early Chalkware Dogs

(Left) Standing poodle in red, ink blue, black decoration, $295.00. Lighter in weight than the poodle at far right, thus earlier in age. (Center) Handsome spaniel in "Bennington/Rockingham glaze" paint. 8 1/2" tall, 6" diameter at base. Early chalk ware was cold painted, so wear to the paint is expected; lightest in weight of the three chalk pieces. $125.00. (Right) Standing poodle in red, gold, black decoration, 7 1/2" tall. $200.00.

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2017-Aug-19 01:40am EDT | Tags :


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