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).

Pair of Doris Stauble Arrangements in Tin Cups

Purchased directly from Doris Stauble of Wiscasset, Maine, many years ago. The larger is approximately 8” tall and the matching smaller one is about 3 1/2” tall. 19th century millinery flowers were used and these arrangements were created by Doris in a charming folk art way. Price for pair is $115 + $12.


2020-Nov-29 01:55pm EST | Tags :

1950’s Rare DeCarlini Santa Ornament Nice

Fantastic mid-century Italian Santa Christmas ornament, in mint condition! Standing approximately 6” tall, he shows minuscule paint wear (a tiny speck on face near side at beard) is completely intact with no chips or cracks. Original metal cap in place, he has his early cotton beard. Such an amazing survivor with delicate little hand-blown limbs, would make a great addition to your retro Christmas collection! $45 + $5 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $45 + $5 ship

2020-Nov-23 12:24pm EST | Tags :

Late 19th C. Chrome Yellow Painted School Slate

Fresh Maine estate find, a circa 1890’s child’s school slate, painted in dry old “chrome yellow” paint. Measures approximately 13 1/4” by 9 1/2”. Painted on one side, there are no cracks or stains, the slate shows great age and minor wear. Very usable, would make a great primitive display and message board! $45 + $12 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $45 + $12 ship

2020-Nov-23 12:10pm EST | Tags :

Maine 1920’s Wooden Boat Keel “EATS” Sign

Fantastic fresh find, a 1910-20’s wooden keel from a small boat, which has been turned into a sign that reads “EATS” on one side. Measures approximately 29 1/2” long, about 9” tall, and 1/2” thick, it retains its darkened nautical varnish finish. The letters have been painted in black, early oxidized nails at the end of keel handle, which are used for the small wooden brace on each side. No cracks or repairs, a phenomenal and early Maine antique Make-Do sign! $115 + shipping.

Price: SOLD

2020-Nov-06 12:34pm EST | Tags :

Rare Pair 19th C. Punched Tin Fairy Lamp Covers

Very RARE find, a pair of 19th century punched tin fairy lamp covers, great for Christmas display, or all year long! With a diameter of approximately 3 1/4” wide and about 2” tall, excellent seamed construction. You never see these tin covers and I am displaying them on two of the Victorian fairy lamps I also have in stock (let me know if you are interested in the lamps, as well). The pair of punched tin covers is $110, with free ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $110 with Free Ship

2020-Nov-01 09:05am EST | Tags :

19th C. American Flint Glass Whale Oil Lamp

Beautiful mid-19th century “Green” American flint glass whale oil lamp. In excellent condition and standing approximately 9 inches tall, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Most likely made in Sandwiches, Massachusetts. Nice early and heavy glass lamp! $85 + $12 ship.

Price: $85 + $12 ship

2020-Oct-23 10:52am EDT | Tags :

Best Shaker Sewing Pantry Carrier w/Accessories

This is a wonderful authentic vintage Shaker oval pantry sewing carrier, silk lined with it’s original four sewing accessories. In pristine condition, first half of 20th century, the interior of this Shaker sewing carrier is absolutely gorgeous! No splits to interior silk, strong gold color (free from fading), no odors, or issues. The four matching sewing items include a strawberry emery, a lambs wool stuffed pin cushion, a needle keep, and a needle waxer (which is still covered in it’s original wax paper). This Shaker sewing carrier shows light wear to its outer wood finish, I believe it is maple. With “four finger” construction and copper nail detailing, this box measures approximately 7 1/2“ long, 5 1/8“ wide, and 5 1/2“ tall (with attached swing handle erect). I see a tiny ding on top edge of lid—otherwise, it retains a beautiful, untouched surface. There are no cracks or repairs. There is some wear to the silk ties on the outside of the box, that holds the sewing pieces inside. The ties are stable but fragile (unlike the perfect interior). Such a wonderful RARE find. A hard-to-find complete Shaker Sewing Carrier! $295 + Free Ship

Price: $295 + Free Ship

2020-Oct-22 03:45pm EDT | Tags :

Unique Early 19th C. Tin Lantern Found in Maine

With a folky quality, this early tin lantern in fantastic antique condition, has a unique look! Pie crimped chimney and skirted trim on top. All original, including wavy bubbled glass panels, wire hanging formed handle, and charming tin hasp for door panel. This lantern stands approximately 15” tall, with a square base of 4 1/2” by 4 1/2”. The little thin reflective glass piece inside the top chimney is chipped and could be removed or replaced. Not an apology but mentioning for accuracy. No chips, cracks, or problems, otherwise! Very rare find with a great folk art look! $275 + $18 ship

Price: SOLD

2020-Oct-22 08:54am EDT | Tags :

Early Folky Painted Dog Pull-Toy

Maine attic fresh find, the best folk art made and painted “Spotted Dog” pull-toy! Measures approximately 23” long, a well made wooden toy, it looks like a Dachshund to me. This dog toy is made up of three parts and is on wooden wheels. Early flat head screws are in place, very sturdy and clever construction! No chips, cracks, or repairs, this little child’s toy is circa 1920’s. Hand painted original untouched surface, the dog ears also move. A real folk art primitive early Dog pull-toy! $85 + $14 ship.

Price: SOLD

2020-Sep-26 11:41am EDT | Tags :

1870’s Apple Green Painted Metal 2 Qt. Dry Measure

Rare fresh Maine barn find, a circa 1870’s metal 2 Quart “Dry Measure”, in its original dry “Apple Green” paint. Signed on the bottom, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this metal measure has a diameter of approximately 6 1/4” wide and stands about 5 3/4” tall. A few dings and minor paint wear, this great looking early primitive Dry Measure would look great with any collection! $55 + $10 ship.

Price: $55 + $10 ship

2020-Sep-26 11:12am EDT | Tags :

Early 19th C. NE Bird’s Eye Maple Trencher

In excellent condition, no chips, crack or issues, this wonderful large Bird’s Eye Maple Trencher, from New England. Best untouched darkened surface, this oval shaped trencher measures approximately 21” long, 11” wide, and about 5” tall. Beautiful early 19th century trencher in RARE pristine shape! $185 + $22 ship.

Price: $185 + $22 ship

2020-Sep-26 11:03am EDT | Tags :

19th. C. Blue Chambray Doll Dress w Slip

Beautiful early doll dress with lots of hand and machine stitching, beautiful applied trim and a sweet little cotton under slip petticoat! The dress is about 10” long, from neck to bottom hem. The skirt part of the dress is very full and so are the matching long sleeves. The front of the blue dress shows normal fading but overall, the condition is wonderful. I gently cleaned both pieces in oxi-clean, so it is very clean and fresh smelling! On back it is a button up back and one of the buttons is slightly smaller than the other three, so probably an early vintage replacement. I absolutely love this great primitive chambray cotton fabric and sweet style of this precious outfit. The inside bodice is lined in early white cotton, leading me to believe this is the work of a skilled seamstress and not a child. I don’t see any problems, other than the mentioned lightening of the blue. Would be great on a china-head doll or displayed on its own! $55 + $5 ship.

Price: $55 + $5 ship

2020-Sep-21 08:30pm EDT | Tags :

Early 19th C. Mocha Ware Bowl Earthworm Pattern

Beautiful early 19th century mocha ware bowl with blue pearlware glaze, it shows an “earthworm” pattern, in blue, chocolate brown, and white colors. Nice additional light blue stripes above and below earthworm decorated band, this bowl has a diameter of approximately 7 3/8” wide and stands about 4” tall. Condition is very good, considering it’s early age. Darkening to pottery in places, tight cracks around pedestal base, and a hairline that is seen at inside of bowl (darkened brown from age). There are no missing chunks or real chips, only the cracks as mentioned. No looseness and very stable. Gorgeous colors, a great pattern and form, one side displays perfectly. Very common to see damage of this kind on good early mocha ware and this piece is a perfect candidate for restoration, if desired. I personally would not do a thing, to this early rare find and example! $325 + $12 ship. PayPal or Check.

Price: $325 + $12 ship

2020-Sep-18 02:55pm EDT | Tags :

Nice early Large Round Silk Braided Mat

A nice large size with a diameter of approximately 14 1/4” across, beautiful colors of salmon pink, (some might say coral), cream, with a hint of greenish light blue and rust. In great vintage condition, minor age wear and fading. No holes, rips, or odors. Wonderful construction of small, silk braided rows, this large mat lies completely flat for any surface placement. $75 + $6 ship. PayPal or Check.

Price: $75 + $6 ship

2020-Sep-18 01:34pm EDT | Tags :

Best Stack of Maine Red Painted Panty Boxes

This is a wonderful stack of assembled 19th C. pantry boxes, fresh from a great Maine collection! All three retain their original red coat of dry early paint, very close in color to the same shade of “apple” red. Nicely graduated, the largest pantry is impressed with a maker’s mark “E. Murdock, Jr, Boston, Mass”. This pantry stands about 4 7/8” tall with diameter of 9 7/8” across. In great condition with only a partial & very tight shrinkage line on lid. The middle pantry stands 3 1/2” tall and a diameter of 7 3/4” across. It shows early replacement nails and a small thin sliver missing on lid at side seam (not noticeable but trying to mention all). The smallest pantry stands 2 3/4” tall with a diameter of 6 1/2” across. I see only one missing tiny peg on bottom, otherwise perfect. These round pantry boxes look fantastic in their original period paint, an instant collection in the best color red! $545 + $16 ship. PayPal or Check.

Price: $545 + $16 ship

2020-Sep-18 01:03pm EDT | Tags :

Pair of Early Stone Fruit Apple Halves Stone Fruit

A very nice pair of early stone fruit 1/2 apples, one with original Italy label. Guaranteed early stone fruit, minor wear and chipping on edges, diameter is approximately 2 7/8” diameter on one and 2 3/4” across on the other. Selling as a pair, $395 + $10 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $395 + $10 ship

2020-Sep-14 11:13am EDT | Tags :

Antique Maine Pack Basket in Old Green Paint

Wonderful fresh Maine find, an antique Pack Basket, in period dry green paint. All original, this basket stands approximately 16” tall with a depth of about 11” and 14” wide. Minor age and use wear, in amazing condition for its age. The canvas straps are all sturdy and strong. Surprisingly, the corners show no real breaks, just minor chipping at several spots. Very hard to see, but mentioning for sake of accuracy. This early pack basket has the more bulbous shape, which is different than the usual vintage pack baskets I see offered. A great antique “Camp” item for this coming fall and winter seasons! $325 + shipping

Price: $325 + shipping

2020-Sep-10 10:01am 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 :

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