Art Antiques Michigan
I have been an avid collector of country, primitive antiques for about 50 years. During those years I have collected, sold, collected, sold---you know how that goes. I was a single owner antique shop for many years. With the onset of the internet my selling venue has changed. I now have a website www.artantiquesmichigan.com. Some of you may know me from there. I hope to bring to my Dig site the same quality country, primitive antiques as I offer on my website, at reasonable prices. I will update my Dig site every month between the 15th. and 17th. of each month. You will find fresh to market items at that time. My preferred method of payment is by check. Made payable to Joanne Getz. I offer a lay a way plan to help you with your purchases. Michigan residents add 6% Sales Tax. I do hope you will stop by often. I can be reached nearly anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 9894281009.
Late 19th./early 20th. Century Small Bench/stool. A nice, well constructed-sturdy bench having original painted surface and Shaker style side supports. The center of gravity on this bench is excellent. Not tippy at all. The bench measures 17 x 10 x 9 1/4 inches tall.
Price: 165.00 + shipping
Blue Graniteware Egg Tray. I love this little egg tray. It can either sit on the counter or hang on the wall. Graniteware with a bright blue color. Three tiers for eggs. Excellent condition. It measures 8 x 5 x 6 1/2 inches. Eggs not included.
19th. Century Folk Art, Sailor Made Desk. Hand made, most likely by a sailor at sea is this small wooden desk on legs with a shaped crest and inlayed scrimshaw initials “CTW”, also a heart and a diamond. The desk still retains its original smoke decorated painted surface that has crackled with age. Button feet, painted black are original to the desk. The hinges are original and it is constructed with square nails. It measures 12 inches tall by 8 1/4 wide and 9 1/2 inches deep. Found in Maine and dating to the mid 1800”s.
19TH CENTURY TRENCHER IN OLD PAINT – This is a 19th century trencher in old paint. The painted surface is two coats of old red with an underlying blue paint. Both the interior and exterior surfaces have strong signs of wear and use. The trencher has lovely form with hand-hewn markings. The trencher measures 19” long, 10 1/4” wide, and 3 ½-3 3/4” tall. This trencher shows desired signs of wear, age, and use with a hairline approximately 2” long on one end.
Price: 395.00 + shipping
UNCOMMON PANELED 19TH CENTURY APOTHECARY JAR – This is a 19th century apothecary jar with all the wonderful characteristics of old hand blown glass. What is most unusual is the glass. The glass in the jar is not smooth. It is comprised of 15 well- defined panels. This jar measures 6 1/2” tall with a bottom diameter of 4 1/4” and a top mouth diameter of 3 ½”. This jar also has the original tin lid and a rough mouth. A beautiful jar whose design is harder to find.
Price: 165.00 + shipping
Quite a different piece is this barrel with lid. Used for storage this barrel has great form and is in all original condition. Original white paint give the barrel a great country look. The banding is superior with the woven laps. A form you don’t see that often. Certainly made to last. Original lid. The barrel measures 7 1/2 inches in diameter and stands 10 inches tall.
An ABC Plate and Childs Cup. A real sweet pair. 19th. Century ABC plate with verse “ Three removes are as bad as a fire” “A rolling stone gathers no moss”. The plate measures 6 1/2 inches in diameter. There is a hairline on the plate. The motto cup “For my child”on one side and a child on the other. The cup measures 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches.
Price: 35.00 + shipping
BLUE PAINTED 19TH CENTURY GATHERING BASKET – This is a beautiful blue painted 19th century oval shaped gathering basket. The basket has wonderful form with a tightly woven splint body, a continuous hand carved wooden handle, and a tightly wrapped rim with gods eyes on each side. The basket is 13 1/4” long, 11” wide, 12” to the top of the handle, and 7” tall to the top of the rim. The painted surface has worn and aged through the years to hues of blue. The basket is in excellent condition, as I can find no broken splints. A beautiful piece!
19TH CENTURY BLUE DOUGH BOWL – This is a beautiful dough bowl with an old dry blue painted surface worn smooth with age. The early form has a ½” lip that is out-of-round measuring 14 ¼-15 1/4” in diameter and 4-4 1/4” tall. The exterior of the dough bowl shows strong signs of age and use with an age line that can be expected on a 150+ year old painted piece.
19th CENTURY MULTI-BANDED YELLOWARE DOUGH BOWL – Multi–banded yelloware bowls are still highly collectible and hard to find. This bowl features 10 bands that are arranged in a 1 blue, 8 white, 1 blue pattern. Although unsigned, this pattern is commonly found on Jeffords bowls. The form of the bowl has a rolled rim and footed bottom with measurements that include a bottom diameter of 4 ¼” with a top diameter of 9 5/8” and 4” height. Common characteristics of these bowls are the visible crazing and pox marks on the interior of the bowl. Remarkable though it may seem for its age and utilitarian purpose, the bowl is in excellent condition with a faint spider on the bottom exterior with no chips or repairs.
Price: 160.00 + shipping
A wonderful early 19th. century corn broom. In the early 19th. century brooms were made from broom corn, a once common crop that’s hard to find now. broom corn (sorghum vulgare) is sometimes called millet or guinea corn. The crop is grown much like oats or barley. The small, white seeds produce large heads of grain that are collected to make brooms. While this art has mostly fallen by the wayside, this is a real authentic example of a corn broom. Found in Ma. and has been in a private collection for years. The broom is in excellent condition and measures 51 inches.
Price: 525.00 + shipping
Unusual 19th. century Pipsqueak Bird on Perch. This one survived quite well, the squeak mechanism actually works. I believe it to be a most unusual pipsqueak in that it is decorated in paint and felt material. It gives dimension to the birds body of feathers. All original, measures 7″ tall. Notice that part of the top beak is broken—the rest is wonderful and working. Circa 19th. c.
Price: 175.00 + shipping
Small Red Riser/Tidy. This is an interesting Primitive piece. Looks like a little stool but rather is is a small riser or perhaps a country made lamp tidy. I believe this because the center of the surface is covered with tin which could accept small chards of burnt cinder or fat drippings and easily cleaned off. The surface still retains the original red paint. A great country look on this piece. It measures 9 inches in diameter and stands 4 1/4 inches tall. Lamp is not included. Circa 19th. century.
Framed 19th. Century Theorem. A sweet little theorem depicting a group of blue flowers. Great small size, measures overall 15 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches and the theorem itself measuring 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. The theorem does exhibit some foxing from age. The frame is old and, I believe, repainted at some point.
Price: 195.00 + shipping
A Maine find. I cam across this fabulous mortar and pestle. The size makes quite a statement. It measures 11 1/4 inches tall and 7 3/4 in diameter. Besides having such wonderful proportions the painted surface is striking. Remnants of red and mustard paint create a striking surface. Another feature of this piece is the quality repair that you will see running down the side of the Mortar. It was cracked and some expert craftsman fitted a piece of wood into the crack for a repair. It is done so expertly—awesome. A fabulous Make Do. The pestle measures 11 1/2 inches and I do not believe it to be original to the mortar but is the right size.
Price: 225.00 + shipping
A fabulous piece of early 19th. century treenware. This sweet little sugar canister, sugar bowl still has most of its original painted decoration. There are some issues with this piece of treen. Some chipped edges around the edges of the lid and the lid appears to have a repair–please see photos. The base paint is a red/brown with ochre decorations that appear to be a type of floral motif. The canister measures 5 inches tall and the diameter at the base of the sugar bowl is about 3 1/2 inches.
Price: $250.00 + shipping
Great, early Onion Bottle with deep kicked up bottom, raw pontil and rim flange. Dark Olive Green, in excellent condition. It measures 7 inches tall and about 5 1/4 in diameter at the base. Condition is excellent.
Pair of 19th. Century Wall Sconces. A great pair of 19th. Century tin wall sconces. The sconces have a nice pie crust semi circular crown, rolled side edges, cleated candle cups. The candle cups have been secured with some addition soldier during the life of the sconces. Beautiful patina and excellent condition. Each sconce measures 13 1/2 inches tall, 5 inches wide and come out from the wall about 3 1/2 inches.
Early Rug with Dog and Cat Motif. A nice late 19th. To early 20th. Century floor rug. Very colorful and a great subject matter having a large St. Bernard dog playing with a cat. The colors on the rug are still vibrant. The rug shows wear and has a missing strip of weave that measures about 14 inches. The overall size of the rug is 52 1/2 x 27 inches.
Wonderful Ash Burl Bowl. This is a perfect piece for burl carved into a bowl. Ash Burl, circa early 19th. Century. The bowl is in excellent condition and has great patina. It measures 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.
Price: 395.00 + shipping
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