Blue Line Antiques
Our name comes from the fact that we are located almost exactly on the so-called “Blue Line” which circumscribes New York’s Adirondack State Park. We carry a broad selection of antiques, ranging from elegant British pottery to Adirondack items, primitives and folk art. Our shop is open seasonally, by appointment. We only do several shows a year and do not sell on e-bay, so we always have fresh stock. The best way to contact us with inquiries is by e-mail since we are often unavailable by phone.
Please check out our website at www.bluelineantiques.com to see additional antiques that we have for sale.
We have a 72 hour return policy. In the event you are dissatisfied for any reason with an item you have purchased, you need only notify us of that fact within 72 hours after delivery, pay the shipping and necessary insurance costs and return it promptly to us. Provided its condition is unchanged, we will immediately refund the purchase price. If you believe we have not described the condition of the item accurately, please contact us to discuss the problem. If we feel you are correct, we will be happy to pay or refund return expenses.
Small scherenschnitte (scissors cutting) in form of a plant in an urn with a central heart and a pair of love birds. Probably a gift for a loved one or, possibly, a memorial given the urn. Cutting is in fine original condition save for very minor stains that are scarcely apparent except upon close examination. Frame has age but may not be original. 7 5/8″ H x 5 5/8″ W, including frame. Pennsylvania origin, circa mid 19th century. Fresh to market from an old collection. (LTS)
Late 18th century double cruisie grease lamp. 8 1/2" tall. Pa. or continental origin. Has decorative birds' heads on lower level and trees on upper level. Birds' eyes are imprinted as are tree-top borders. There is rust which can be removed by buyer, if desired. Has a tiny break to one tip of the large tree one lower section as shown in the photos. More photos available upon request. (BX-5)
Odd Fellows parade axe with heart in hand and three link chain symbols. 33" long. Found in southeastern Pennsylvania and probably came from a member of an Odd Fellows lodge there. There is some tape on the handle which may have been added to facilitate carrying because the handle appears to be intact and undamaged. In fine original condition save for some very small spots of red paint on the heart which likely dripped on it in the course of some unrelated work and might be scraped off if desired. Circa early 20th century, (BY-37)
Rare half watermelon stone fruit. Nice color and detail on both sides. Some minor stains. No chips or cracks. Watermelon is one of the hardest stone fruit pieces to find and a half watermelon is even more scarce than the wedges. 4 1/2″ H x 4 3/4″ W x 3 ” deep. Found in Vermont. More photos available on website (CC-14)
Finely made small, root head coot decoy in original paint and very good condition. Working decoy with lead weight on bottom. 10"L x 5"H x 4 1/4" W. Probably from Carolinas or Maryland, circa first half of 20th century. (CC-17)
Folky carving of a Brook Trout found in Maine. All original, including the paint. Circa early 20th century. Naively carved and boldly painted, capturing the basics of the fish, albeit not the accurate detail of a Lawrence Irvine piece. 9” long. The very essence of folk art. (CB – 8)
Handline with winder, bobber and sinker. Great age, probably dating to first quarter of 20th century. Crusty early finish. (CB - 40)
Carved standing German Shepherd in fine original condition. Excellent detail, showing the rib outlines, musculature and even the tongue protruding. The dog is approximately 14″ long and 10″ high and the stand is 16″ long. Probably dates to the mid-20th century. Carver unknown. (BZ-4)
Folk art figure of Uncle Sam in very good condition with great hand-made clothing. Approximately 7″ tall and jointed at the hips and shoulders. Traces of cotton fiber under the chin suggest that he may have had a beard or goatee and enlargement of the photo of his face reveals the outline of a mustache, which might have been painted or attached there. We decided not to replace these items, but it would be easy for a new owner to do so if desired. Circa early 20th century. (BZ-36)
Very rare Abercrombie and Fitch bear footstool by Dimitri Omersa. Abercrombie and Fitch footstools and other items made by Omersa in the form of various animals are extremely popular, and rare figures like seals and kangaroos (magazine holder) command big prices. The bear footstool is perhaps the rarest of all. We have never seen another. This bear has been in our personal collection for a number of years. As can be seen in the photos, it has some wear on the ears and there is a small scuff under the left ear. Otherwise, it is in exceptionally good condition. It is a large footstool – approximately 29″ long, 12″ wide and 19″ high. Circa 1960′s. More photos available upon request (BW-31)
Unusual hand-carved Coca Cola bottle. Approximately 12" tall and dated 1971. Very well done. (BZ-7)
Small primitive oil on board of a milk cow in its original frame. Circa 19th century. Sight size 8 1/2″ H x 10 1/2″ W. Frame size 11 1/2″ H x 13 1/2″ W. Signed “Felty”. All original without any in-painting. It is on a real board as opposed to artist board. Frame has some wear, but is quite attractive. (BY-21)
Finely carved and painted miniature flying drake mallard by Hingham, Massachusetts carver Russ Burr (1887-1955). Professional restoration to one foot and the very tip of one wing feather. Very minor wear to original paint. We have mounted it on a small wood plaque, rigged to hang, but it can be easily removed by the new owner. Burr was described as the “Master of Movement” by Joseph H. Ellis in his book, “Birds in Wood and Paint”, featuring noted 19th and early 20th century American bird carvers, published in 2009 (@pp 92-98). 4 1/2″L x 4 1/2″H. (BX-35)
Pair of southwest Native American-made dolls. Hand-carved and clothed in authentic period fabric. One carries a small woven basket. The other probably also held something in one hand originally, or was made to do so. 7″ and 7 1/2″ high, including stands. The smaller stand may be a later replacement. Possibly children’s toys, or made for sale to tourists. Circa early-mid 20th century. (BY-18)
Price: 275 (pair)
Black Forest carving of a red stag. Swiss origin. Stands approximately 7″ tall x 9″ long. Has detachable antlers. There were old break lines to all legs at the ankles. They have been professionally restored and are no longer apparent, There also was an old break in one ear, which too was restored and is only noticeable upon very close examination. It displays beautifully and is a great example of the best of Brienzerware carving, circa 1890-1910. Possibly the work of Peter Huggler. (BW-39)
Very finely carved head of a bull or cow mounted on a burl plaque. Vermont origin, carver unknown. Approximately 1/3 size. Measures 8 3/4" from tip of one horn to tip of the other and 6" from crown of head to end of nose. Age discoloration appears in profile photo to be a little more pronounced than it is to the eye. Plaque is not original but sets the carving off nicely. Age is unknown, but we'd judge it probably dates to the 1940s or 1950s. Nice piece of folk art. More photos available upon request. (BT-34)
Fine early 19th century carving of eagle from a lodge in Michigan, Height 14", wingspan 18". Unfortunately the top board containing the top portion of the wings is long gone and there is a small piece of the pediment at the bottom left (as one faces the carving) missing as well. However, the paint is all original and the carving is spectacularly animated. It displays beautifully, as shown. (BV-22)
Very unusual 1920s-30s carving of a lady with a "wardrobe malfunction". The moral of this story might be: "if you decide to wear a low cut floor length evening gown to a function, make very sure you don't step on it". Approx. 11-12" high. Original paint with wear and some losses. A real conversation piece! (BT-27)
Unusual carving of a flying yellowlegs shorebird with impressed signature by Herbert Randall, known as "the last of the Seabrook carvers" from Seabrook, New Hampshire. Randall, who died in 1971, began carving working decoys in the era of shorebird hunting and continued carving decoratives thereafter. Some flying decoys were used to simulate a bird landing or taking off and this decoy has nail eyes, which were used by Randall on his earlier birds. There is minor wear and a small old age crack in the breast. Hard to know if it began life as a working decoy or was made as a decorative. The mount could well be later. More photos available upon request. (BU-37)
Price: $495 (now $380)
Carving of full-sized owl. 15 1/2" tall including base. Wood is probably cedar, weathered or stained to a rich brown. Legs and feet were carved separately and attached. Glass eyes. Age crack has been stabilized and filled. Circa late 19th century. A great early folk art piece. Found in northern NY State (BS-37)
Price: $395 (now $325)
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