Suzanne Strickland Antiques

Suzanne Strickland | 16 Laurel Circle, Kennebunk, Maine, 04043 | 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).

19th C. NE Document Box w/ Whale Scrimshaw

Beautiful red leather covered document box, 19th century, found in New Bedford, Mass. In wonderful condition, it has fantastic scrimshaw figures on the top (2 sperm whales at front edge, a humpback whale at top left corner, and a right whale at top right corner). The box interior is lined with early wallpaper, as well as the bottom. The lid & four sides are covered with a rich red leather covering and dark brass rivets at all edges. The box measures approximately 12" long, 7 3/4" deep, and stands almost 6" tall. The leather handle on top is sturdy but does show age cracks that don't go through. Interior is very clean, w/ minimal moisture stains. Probably belonged to a Sea Captain or someone in the early whaling business. The nautical scrimshaw is folky & perfect. A very RARE find, the box even comes with a working key to lock it. $345 + $16 shipping.

Price: SOLD

2020-Jun-21 11:27am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Child's Pull Toy Paint Decorated Wagon

Wonderful fresh find from Massachusetts, a charming paint-decorated 19th century pull-toy wagon, all original, in its fabulous original blue and mustard colors. Measures approximately 17" long, 10" high, with the wooden pull-stick handle at 26" long. All original surface, one side shows more paint wear and fading. Great pinstripe embelliments to wagon and wheels, I note only one very old repair to one of the wagons wheels (wrapped in early wire), a great "make-do" repair. Otherwise, all original and in great antique condition. The little buck seat sits on top and is removable. Was stored away from the wagon, as it's colors are brighter (but absolutely original to this wagon). This would make a great display for toys, dolls, or bears. The uses are endless and would be so nice at the holidays! $145 + $16 ship.

Price: SOLD

2020-Jun-13 06:06pm EDT | Tags :

Best Large 19th C. NE Birdseye Maple Bowl

Very nice large New England birdseye maple bowl, 19th century, thick molded top edge lip, fabulous darkened patina, with quite a bit of birdseye figuring throughout! Slightly out of round, this deep bowl has a diameter of about 15". Very solid with good weight, this beautiful bowl would make an excellent display for early prims, stone fruit, or in a rack with other bowls. I see only one very short and tight hairline on top edge, which I almost missed, otherwise the bowl is pristine. It can only be seen on close inspection and does not actually go through to outside of bowl exterior. Surface is very dry, untouched and just how you want to find them! $185 + shipping.

Price: $185 + shipping

2020-Jun-09 01:29pm EDT | Tags :

RARE Pair of 18th C. Wood Threaded Candle-Stands

From a local, 50-year collection (provenance to be shared w/buyer), a RARE pair of 18th century threaded wooden candle stands with tripod legs and "penny" feet. Both are in amazing condition considering the age! I do see a couple of very, very faint shrinkage cracks on one of the candle stands, and one or two of the legs have been reglued into their sockets, underneath the base, years ago. Otherwise, they are in absolutely beautiful condition. Old wax can be seen on these stands, which I will be leaving in place, as I don't want to hurt the surface. One of the stands is about 13" tall, while the other is slightly shorter at about 12" tall. Each arm piece is threaded onto the spool and allows the candle to be raised to different heights as it burns, so that lighting needs were adjusted. $325 for pair + $14 ship.

Price: SOLD

2020-Jun-08 10:12am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Portrait Young Child in Red Oil on Panel

Found in New England, an oil painting on early wooden panel, 1830-40's, of a young child in red dress with a basket of fruit. Curly red hair, a coral beaded nbracelet around her wrist (or could this be a boy?), beautiful details, with a lovely folky look. A well done painting, it measures 17 1/2" tall by 14 1/8" wide, in the frame. The frame is approximately 2" wide, and appropriate for the painting, but slightly later in age than the painting. This oil painting is unsigned and the interior measurements are 14 3/8" tall by 11" wide. No repairs or issues, could be lightly cleaned, if desired. I have owned this super folk art portrait for a while, enjoying her in my dining room. She could be placed anywhere, for a bit of color and charm! $1475 + $18 ship.

Price: $1475 + $18 ship

2020-May-25 04:05am EDT | Tags :

Early 19th C. Pearlware Child Name Mug John

Sweet little child's name mug with blue pearlwear glaze finish. The front of the mug has the motto "a Present for John". In very good condition, there are two hairline cracks on this mug. One of the hairline cracks goes through the front on the side of the motto and the other crack goes halfway down the mug as you will see in the photos (on the side). Otherwise there are no chips, repairs, or other problems. The handle has always been attached surprisingly, and as old as it is most of these handles have been broken and reattached. Sweet little design with mocha brown pinstriping on the top and the bottom of this mug and a medallion design in dark blue that surrounds the saying "Aa Present for John". The mug has a diameter of 2 3/4" wide and the mug also stands at 2 3/4" tall. It would make a great addition to any Staffordshire child's mug collection, especially the ones that have names. $145 + $6

Price: $145 + $6

2020-May-17 05:47pm EDT | Tags :

Small Maine 2 Qts. Wooden Measure

Wonderful fresh find from Maine, a fabulous primitive small wooden measure with an inked note on the bottom of this measure that reads "2 Qts". In excellent antique condition, this is a 19th century thick-walled, sturdy measure. The noted "2 Qts" on the bottom is interesting because the letter "q" actually looks like a "g". This measure stands approximately 4 1/4" tall, with a diameter of about 7 1/2". No cracks or repairs, nice darkened oxidation around the early nails. It would make a wonderful addition to any primitive display! $95 + $10 ship

Price: $95 + $10 ship

2020-May-17 09:39am EDT | Tags :

Large Early New England Green Painted Measure

Fabulous large painted measure in original dry "Apple Green" painted surface. Found in New Hampshire, this heavy, thick walled wooden measure is approximately 6 1/2" tall, with a diameter of about 13 3/4" across. All original condition, two board bottom, minor use wear but no cracks or repairs. The bottom is also painted green, so this measure could be inverted and used in a stack! I use this type of wooden measure to hold a large feather-tree at the holidays. And, this one is the perfect festive color! $195 + $22 ship.

Price: $195 + $22 ship

2020-May-16 07:38pm EDT | Tags :

Fabulous Large 19th C. Maine Hooked Rug

This wool hooked rug is very large, beautiful, and in fantastic original condition! Fresh find from Maine, it measures a whopping 67" long by 39" wide. Minimal fading, if any, no holes, repairs, or odors. The tiniest bit of edge wear, to be expected for its age. Obviously, a hand-hooked rug this size is heavy, when rolled up. Will be packed safely for shipping, etc. Was stored in a place, as it looks little used. Amazing free form design floral pattern, with vibrant colors and masterful workmanship! $275 + $40 ship. (I will refund any shipping overage difference, but I am probably on the low end).

Price: $275 + shipping

2020-May-16 04:59pm EDT | Tags :

Large 19th C. New England Trencher Pristine

One of the best large trenchers I have come by, no cracks, chips or issues. Measures approximately 20 1/2" long, about 10 3/4" wide and 4" tall. I believe it is maple, hand hewn, with fine early chopmarks on the interior. Has been cleaned with a bit of lemon oil, a fresh find from Maine. In pristine condition, you will love the natural honey-darkened patina! $225 + $22 ship.

Price: $225 + $22 ship

2020-May-12 03:55pm EDT | Tags :

Finely Braided Early Silk Table Mat

A wonderful small to medium-sized early braided silk table mat, round in shape with a diameter of approximately 11" across. Fantastic colors of cream, light salmon, sage green, and chocolate brown, this may will go with any kind of primitive you might need for display. Lies perfectly flat, with no stains and a bit of soft fading, as to be expected. I do see some areas of seam repair that have been done over the years. Could probably be repaired a little better but we'll leave that up to the next happy owner. I would actually use it "as is" and I am selling it reasonably, based on the fact that it needs a bit of work (although there are no holes or open seems at present). Once it is on your table you won't even look twice, it is that sweet and the color combination is fantastic! $48 + $5 ship.

Price: $48 + $5 ship

2020-Apr-28 04:51am EDT | Tags :

Large 19th C. Ironstone Jug w Nautical Rope Design

This is a very large white ironstone jug or pitcher, made by H. Burgess Burslem of England and in fantastic condition. This jug stands approximately 13" tall and has no cracks, chips, or repairs. I do note a very tiny glaze pop on the edge of the handle. But, it is so small, I am mentioning only for the sake of accuracy. The very interesting thing about this late 19th century, ironstone jug is the molded "rope" design that is around the handle. A very nautical touch and perfect for any home near the water! Found in Maine, it would make a great centerpiece, filled with colorful flowers! $115 + $15 shipping.

Price: $115 + $15 ship

2020-Apr-28 04:04am EDT | Tags :

Best Doris Stauble Arrangement Blue Staffordshire

This is a superb small "Doris Stauble Arrangement" from Maine, in a fabulous early 19th century dark blue sugar bowl. Standing about 7" tall, it is a great size to display just about anywhere! Guaranteed authentic by Doris Stauble, purchased from a fantastic New Hampshire dealer. I have enjoyed this beauty for years but time to share and have run out of space! $165 with free shipping!

Price: $165 with Free Shipping

2020-Jan-24 03:49pm EST | Tags :

BEST 19th C. Staffordshire Hen on Nest

In excellent antique condition, this fabulous and amazingly detailed Staffordshire porcelain Hen-On-Nest, has no chips, cracks, or repairs. Great medium size, it stands approximately 5 1/2" tall and about 6 1/4" long. This two-piece set has always been together and there are no markings on the bottom (normal and indicating it's early age). The hand painted color-way and lovely embellishments make this particular Hen-on-Nest a real standout! $195 + $10.00 ship.

Price: $195 + $10 ship

2019-Dec-30 02:04am EST | Tags :

19th C. Oil on Canvas Portrait of Boy w Straw Hat

Beautiful portrait of a southern boy with straw hat, oil on canvas, mid 19th century, found in Virginia. Framed in an appropriate antique frame, no repairs to canvas, but shows a tiny scratch toward upper side (very small and age appropriate) near frame edge. Measures 18" tall by 15 1/2" in the frame. The actual painting is approximately 14" by 12". Nice "pewter" colored thin wood liner, really sets off this very handsome and folky portrait--true southern charm and nicely executed! $375, to include shipping.

Price: SOLD

2019-Oct-01 03:35am EDT | Tags :

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