Blue Line Antiques

Debby and Terry Smith | 7939 Moose River Road, Port Leyden, N.Y. 13433 | 315-348-8145 |

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 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.

Carved eagle

Carved eagle with gilt surface. 19th century. Has expected wear and minor losses to gesso. The very tip of one wing feather was broken and reattached securely years ago. We had a bit of gilt added to that area. 29” wide x 11 ½” high. Displays brilliantly. (CI -10)

Price: $985

2019-Aug-25 01:59pm EDT | Tags :

Chalk-ware Calf Trade Figure

Large, possibly unique, chalkware calf with horn buds in original paint found in Ohio. Too large for a carnival piece. We believe it was probably used as a display piece by a dairy, butcher shop, 4H show or feed store. Some expected wear but all sound and in very good overall condition. A most unusual form of folk art. Circa early to mid 2oth century. 16″L x 12 1/2″ H. More photos available upon request. (BW-7)

Price: $485

2019-Jul-24 08:28am EDT | Tags :

Miniature Settle Bench

Rare diminutive settle bench in original Windsor green paint. Likely made for a child. 24"H x 19 1/2"W x 9"D. Probably dates to the early 20th century, but could be earlier. Structurally sound. Paint has wear in places, as shown. Serves as an excellent display piece. (CF-13)

Price: $560

2019-Jul-09 01:59pm EDT | Tags :

Chinese mud figures

Collection of Chinese “mud figures”. These five figures were all likely made between 1900 and the early 1950′s. Unlike modern figures which are mold made, these were all hand made. Almost all hand made figures were of men. Female figures are scarce. The female figure stands 10 3/4″ tall, which is a rare size and is in very good condition save for a firing flaw in the hair or possibly a small missing piece there. The large seated fisherman has a small chip on the rim of his hat. He is 8″ tall, also an uncommon size. The two water carriers are 5 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ tall and in excellent condition. The small standing man holding a pot is 4 3/4″ tall and in very good condition. He bears an old paper “Made in China” label. the previous four all have impressed “CHINA” marks. Lady with scroll – $120 Large seated fisherman – $115 Water carriers – $85 ea. Standing man with pot ( SOLD)

Price: See listing (all 4 remaining figures - $300 total, including shipping)

2019-Jun-21 08:57am EDT | Tags :

Miniature red-breasted merganser carving

Great miniature carving of a drake red breasted merganser in original paint. Stands 7″ tall with base. Probably dates to mid – late 20th century. Carver unknown. (CH-7)

Price: $175

2019-Jun-19 06:47am EDT | Tags :

Pantry box

Very unusual pantry box with grain painting and applied gesso decoration in excellent condition. 6 1/2" in diameter and 3" high. Minor wear. Maine origin, circa late 19th - early 20th century. More photos available upon request. (CF-25).

Price: $295

2019-Jun-07 05:07pm EDT | Tags :

Carving of Confederate Soldier

Carved bust of a Confederate soldier, probably an officer, on a carved plinth, in excellent condition. 7″tall by 2 1/2″ wide. Signed “R. Woerpel” and dated 10/95. Fine detail. Love the mustache! (CG-14)

Price: $225

2019-Apr-28 09:00am EDT | Tags :

Horn hunter's drinking cup

Rare horn hunter's drinking cup with incised leaping stag and legend "The Fallow Deer". 3 7/8" H. Probably English although possibly American given the British influence. Circa early 19th century. More photos provided upon request (CG-35)

Price: $255

2019-Apr-06 04:20pm EDT | Tags :

Figured maple footstool

Small figured maple footstool (14″L x 10 1/4″ W x 5 1/4″ H). Tiger legs and birds-eye top. Fine original cane top , without breaks, and nicely shaped top and legs. It does have some spots of what would appear to be spilled ink in one corner, which is not distracting. Legs are secure. Nice piece for displaying a valuable vase or other small antique. Circa late 19th century. (CD-8)

Price: $175

2019-Mar-25 04:15pm EDT | Tags :

Covered yellow ware jug with seaweed decoration

Very rare small covered yellow ware jug with seaweed decoration. There has been an excellent professional repair to hairlines in the base of the jug, but the condition is otherwise excellent and it displays brilliantly. 5" tall. (CF-17)

Price: SOLD

2018-Sep-01 03:30pm EDT | Tags :

Carved Beagle

Finely carved and painted male beagle (anatomically correct). Original paint with minor wear and no structural damage. Approximately 11" high, including stand, and 10" long. Circa mid-20th century. More photos available upon request. (BU-5)

Price: $225

2018-Jul-18 09:14am EDT | Tags :

Early turned master salt

Early turned and paint decorated master salt. Similar to Lehnware, but color pattern is different. Probably from Pennsylvania, circa late 19th century. Very good original paint. 3 3/8″ dia. and 3 1/2″ tall. (CD-32)

Price: $235

2018-Jun-24 08:14am EDT | Tags :

Carved stag

Fine stag carving. Probably European, possibly late Black Forest. All original. One antler tine has been reset. and one ear had a loss to the top portion which has been restored. The piece looks gilded in the photos but it is not. Circa early to mid 20th century. Antlers are removable for transport. 12 1/2″ tall and 8″ long, including base. More photos available upon request. (CA-18)

Price: $315

2018-Jun-03 07:16am EDT | Tags :

Carved lion head

Superb folk art carving of lion head with open mouth signed “S. Edwards” on back. Not a mask. Origin unknown, but believed to be American, circa late 19th or early 20th century. Has a stable age crack as shown in frontal photo. 12″ wide by 10″ high. All original. (Inv. BQ-5)

Price: $795

2018-Mar-28 09:41am EDT | Tags :

Odd Fellows parade axe

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. This piece had the heart painted black when we acquired it, with a couple spots of red that we originally thought were droplets of paint spilled on it in the course of some unrelated work. However, when a third spot suddenly appeared we realized the black was over-paint (possibly applied by a disenchanted former lodge member??). We carefully scraped the black off to reveal the original red, as shown. Photos are available showing the paint as found originally. Circa early 20th century, (BY-37)

Price: SOLD

2017-Oct-09 08:38am EDT | Tags :

Brook Trout carving

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)

Price: $295

2017-Sep-21 09:14am EDT | Tags :

Carved Coca Cola Bottle

Unusual hand-carved Coca Cola bottle. Approximately 12" tall and dated 1971. Very well done. (BZ-7)

Price: $195

2017-Jun-02 07:36am EDT | Tags :

Black Forest carving of red stag

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)

Price: $595

2016-Oct-21 08:00pm EDT | Tags :

Flying yellowlegs shorebird decoy

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: $395

2015-Oct-20 08:00pm EDT | Tags :

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