Suzanne Strickland Antiques

Suzanne Strickland | 1 Pondview Lane, Alfred, Maine 04002 | 207-251-8352 |

Fresh finds from New England--great early antiques, Folk Art, wonderful smalls and accessories. A few eclectic finds, 19th C. textiles, and appropriate vintage holiday items. Always on the look-out for authentic antiques and whimsical treasures, check back often for the latest additions and updates. I can be reached by email at, for any inquiries or photo requests. If not completely satisfied with your purchase, a return is always allowed within 3-days of receipt, for a full refund of the item (minus shipping costs).

Vintage Folky Carnival Knockdown Kitty Cat

Fresh find from Pennsylvania, a good vintage “Carnival Knockdown,” showing a black stenciled Cat figure on both sides. It stands approximately 13 1/2” tall. In very good condition, shows minor use wear and age. This knockdown is very folky, made of early heavy canvas and placed on top of a wooden base. $275 + $15 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $275 + $15 ship

2024-Mar-23 02:25pm EDT | Tags :

19th C. Red Painted Ice Skates

Found in Maine, a great pair of late 19th century painted ice skates, in wonderful early “Apple Red” paint. Original dry surface, wood with heavy steel blades, each skate measures approximately 18” long. Great display item for a bright pop of color & winter charm! $135 plus shipping. PayPal or check

Price: $135 + ship

2024-Jan-18 08:39pm EST | Tags :

Early Folk Art Watercolor School Boy found in ME

Fresh from an estate in Berwick, Maine, a wonderful folky watercolor painting (on paper) of a school boy holding a book. Housed in a period black & painted frame (antique glass, square nails, original paint). The frame measures 11” tall by 9 1/4” wide. The painting is in very good condition. I do see only one tiny hole at the top of his head towards the right side, from an insect (many years ago) and is restorable, if desired. Otherwise, the painting itself is in fine condition and is actually floating on a conservation type board, sandwiched between the antique glass. The original wooden board would have been discarded, to eliminate any further moisture or insect damage (the early square nails were retained to place the board back into the frame). Additional photos upon request, this is a great little folk art painting, most likely a New England school boy; he looks so dapper in his plaid pants and ruffled collar, circa 1830’s. $495 + ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $495 + ship

2023-Oct-18 02:57pm EDT | Tags :

Large Signed Enfield, NH Shaker Pail w Handle

Untouched, original surface and darkened patina, standing approximately 12” tall, with an 11 1/2” diameter at the top of pail. Very nice condition, impressed signature on bottom, “NF Shakers, Enfield, NH.” Wonderful stave construction, with notched tongue & groove joinery. Two darkened metal hoops in place (shifted over the years, this bucket is tight-no looseness among staves.). Typical diamond plates in place (one nail is missing), holding the metal & wooden bail handle. Additional photos are available. These authentic signed Shaker 19th century pails are becoming hard to find! $375 + ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $375 + ship

2023-Oct-17 10:22am EDT | Tags :

Early Double-Ended Red Painted Pestle

Found in New Hampshire, this beautiful double-ended and red painted pestle, measures approximately 10 1/2” long. It has matching turnings on both, with no chips, cracks, or repairs. Shows nice age and use wear. Mid 19th century, the early red paint is dry and untouched. $75 + $10 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $75 + $10 ship

2023-Aug-29 11:01am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Bisque Dollhouse Doll Greiner Hair-do

Measuring only 3 1/4” long, this bisque doll house doll has a blonde, Greiner hairdo and wears her original clothes. Complete with a cotton slip and pantaloons that are trimmed in lace, and her maroon silk dress has a train and she would’ve had a bustle. The vest that she wears is a tweed type wool. Her sleeves are puffy, intact, and are silk. I see slight wear to the silk, but amazingly, no holes or breaks to the fabrics. She also wears a little silk red cravat at her neck. Her limbs are also bisque and there are no breaks or chips. She is a fabulous survivor, found in Maine , and would be worthy of anybody’s early doll collection. $95 + $7 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $95 + $7 ship

2023-Aug-18 01:03pm EDT | Tags :

Signed Large Red Painted Pantry Box Boston

Beautiful, large dry red painted 19th century pantry box, with impressed maker’s name on top, which reads E. Murdock, Jr., Boston. In wonderful condition, this pantry has a diameter of approximately 10” wide and stands almost 5” tall. No chips, cracks or repairs, I see a slight tight & partial age split, on the lid. A good larger sized and sturdy pantry box, well-made, this one from Boston, Massachusetts. Rare to find them signed by their maker! $295 + $14 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $295 + $14 ship

2023-Aug-06 06:24pm EDT | Tags :

19th C. Tiger Maple Food Chopper found in Maine

The best example of an early 19th century food chopper, with an amazing tiger maple wood handle. The maple figuring on the handle is about the best I have seen—in complete original untouched surface—very smooth from years of actual use. Measuring approximately 7” tall, the blade has a width of 7 3/4” wide, and the wood handle is 5” wide. There are no cracks, repairs, or issues. $75 + $10 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: SOLD

2023-Jun-13 06:24pm EDT | Tags :

Early Wooden “Tourists” Painted Sign

Great painted “Tourists” wooden sign (double sided at one time), measures approximately 18” long, 11 1/2”wide, and 1” thick. Very solid board, a great primitive sign found recently in East Hampton, Long Island, NY. Circa 1920’s, great dry & untouched surface. $195 + $15 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $195 + $15 ship

2023-Apr-21 10:16am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Turkey Red Cotton Potholder

Found in New England, this fabulous cotton, “Turkey” red and white fabric potholder is hand pieced, and looks to have never been used. Retains the original red silk hanging bow & loop, it measures approximately 5 1/4” square. Shows appropriate light age toning, this potholder is circa 1870’s. I see a spot on back where there is a bit of sticker residue (could be removed with a little effort). A great early primitive textile. $65 + $6 shipping. Check or PayPal.

Price: $65 + $6 shipping

2023-Mar-12 05:09pm EDT | Tags :

Nice Group of Large Early Stone Fruit Peaches (6)

This is a fantastic, fresh find, a grouping of six large early stone fruit peaches; three have the original “made in Italy” tags, all with an absolutely fabulous darkened patina! So realistic looking, the peaches are gorgeous in color (lots of dry purples), there are no chips or cracks, just slight age wear. They look amazing together in this early turned wooden bowl (also available if interested). The set of six stone fruit peaches is $195 + $14 ship.

Price: $195 + $14 ship

2023-Jan-28 03:53pm EST | Tags :

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