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. Strawberry Sewing Emery w Sterling Cap

In excellent antique condition, this lovely early sewing strawbery emery, with hard packed sand body and embroidered seeds, is beautifully finished off with a signed sterling silver decorative cap and silk cord for hanging. The strawbery itself, measures approximately 1 1/2" long. The sterling silver cap is nicely molded and does have a maker's mark that I can't quite decipher (in addition to saying "Sterling"). No holes or issues, slight age and use wear, would make a fine addition to any growing collection! $58 + $5 ship

Price: $58 + $5 shipear

2019-Oct-14 03:51am EDT | Tags :

RARE 19th C. Topsey-Turvy Black/White Doll

Wonderful fresh RARE find from New England, a fabulous early 19th century Topsey-Turvy Doll, in the best turkey red printed cotton and blue check fabrics! In wonderful condition and well loved, there are age stains that could be cleaned or lightened with careful effort. The fabrics are still bright in color, especially the turkey-red, with a cream star print. The black doll and White Doll both have folky molded noses, with additional embroidered facial features. The doll measures approximately 14" (head to hem of dress). Both dolls wear appropriate bonnets, are extremely well made, and has the best folk art look ever. Again, these nice early Topsey-Turvy dolls are becoming so hard to find, especially in this original condition. The hard stuffed bodies (most likely stuffed with cotton fabric pieces) are well made and completely intact! $245 + $10 ship

Price: $245 + $10 ship

2019-Oct-14 03:29am EDT | Tags :

Best Painted 19th C. Red Wooden Mortar & Pestle

Found in New Hampshire, this fantastic wooden mortar and pestle in early dry red paint, first and only coat, in original surface/patina. In excellent antique condition, no cracks or issues, only normal use and minor age wear. Amazing and unique turnings around base and middle, takes this high country primitive up to another level-- beautiful and unique! The Mortar stands approximately 7" tall with a diameter of about 6" wide. The Pestle, with nice molded turnings of its own (and looks to be original to this Mortar) is about 11" long. Substantial 19th century painted wooden set (in the best color red), it would make an amazing addition to any collection! $325 + $$15 ship.

Price: SOLD

2019-Oct-14 03:08am EDT | Tags :

Wonderful NE Blue Painted 19th C. Firkin

Antique wooden firkin in later "Soldier Blue" paint! Although not original and painted later, the firkin is in fantastic condition, standing about 10" tall with a diameter of approximately 10" across the lid. No cracks or repairs, long fingers with staples and tiny peg construction. Nice dry painted surface and best color "Soldier Blue" on this early firkin! $185 + $14 ship

Price: $185 + $14 ship

2019-Oct-06 03:38pm EDT | Tags :

Antique 19th C. Two-Piece Doll Outfit Excellent

Another early doll outfit from recent Maine estate find, in excellent antique condition! Very full skirt with matching trimmed jacket, hand sewn, no holes or issues. Original brass hooks and fasteners, cotton lace trim at neck, fun salmon red wool trim piping on jacket and skirt, finished off with little matching beads or buttons. Skirt has a length of about 6" long and the jacket is about 5" in length. The back of the jacket has a hemmed point, for added fashion detail of the time. Even the cuffs of the jacket are trimmed. The chocolate colored fabric, I believe is also a very light wool Challis, no stains on either piece. $85 + $5 ship.

Price: $85 + $5 ship

2019-Oct-02 04:40am EDT | Tags :

Early Vintage Peanut Butter Tin in Mustard Yellow

This is a very precious and fresh Maine find, a cute little peanut butter tin pail by Oxheart Brand, made in Oswego, New York. Although missing it's lid, this super peanut butter pail has wonderful manufacturing decoration, with a dry "mustard yellow" colored background. Stands about 3 3/4" tall (not counting the original wire bail handle), with a diameter of approximately 3 1/4" wide. Normal and light use/age wear, with some rust on interior of tin. It sounds like this peanut butter was so delicious back in the day (circa 1910-20), it got the approval of Good Housekeeping Magazine, as noted on the side of this pail. A replacement lid could be found with some effort but is is so fabulous just the way it is. Christmas is coming and it would look great loaded with little bottle brush trees or candy canes! $48 + $5 ship.

Price: SOLD

2019-Oct-01 04:25am EDT | 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! $450 + $20 ship.

Price: $450 + $20 ship

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

Early Spun Cotton & Chenille Turkey Decorations

This is a wonderful early vintage pair of Thanksgiving, Christmas, or fall holiday decorations, a RARE pair of spun cotton and chenille pipe cleaner Turkeys! In excellent condition, each stands approximately 4" tall with a wing spread of about 4 1/2" wide. Minor age fading only and as to be expected, they are otherwise in fantastic condition. The original wire feet can be bended for perfect standing on any surface, these were probably made in Germany. Pair sold together for $45 + $6 ship.

Price: $45 + $6 ship

2019-Sep-30 05:24am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Pine Apothecary Cabinet w Porcelain Knobs

Maine attic find, a nice smaller sized, pine apothecary, with six drawers and little button porcelain knobs. All original, dry darkened patina, small round nail construction, this smaller sized cabinet measures approximately 13" wide, 11" tall, and 8" deep. In very good condition, I see only one small sliver missing off of one drawer edge (hard to see when drawer is closed). Otherwise, as nice as you will find. Simple bevelled top edge makes it a little less primitive and perfect for any table top surface! $145 + $22 ship.

Price: SOLD

2019-Sep-25 05:35am EDT | Tags :

Rare 19th C. Signed Sabbath Day Shaker Measure

Large signed Sabbath Day Lake Shaker wooden measure, in original untouched surface. Excellent antique condition, it has a diameter of approximately 11 1/4" wide and about 6 1/2" tall. Fantastic stencilled decoration on exterior in black, with "Shaker Society, Sabbath Day Lake, Maine". Excellent construction, heavy thick wall, and wonderful darkened attic surface. $225 + $15 shipping.

Price: SOLD

2019-Sep-21 10:57pm EDT | Tags :

Early Maine Red Painted Document Box with Key

Wonderful fresh find from southern Maine seacoast estate, a red painted document box, with original working key and lock. Dry, early surface, square nail construction, amazing antique hardware. Measures 12" long, by 6 1/4" tall, and 6 1/4" deep. No cracks, chips, or repairs. Amazing well kept condition with first and only coat of dry red paint. Would look great at the top of a stack of fabulous boxes or displayed prominently on a table or desk! $165 + $12 shipping.

Price: $165 + $12 ship

2019-Sep-21 10:25pm EDT | Tags :

19th C. Set 4 Wooden Castor Wheels Red Paint

This is a very nice and still sturdy set of four wooden castor wheels, in their original red paint. No chips, cracks, or repairs. Well made and still quite useable (dressers, stools, various furniture pieces, etc.). Each one measures approximately 5 3/4" to top of steel shaft and the red wheel has a diameter of 1 3/4" wide and is 3/4" thick. Fantastic fresh find from local Maine estate! $40 + $6 ship.

Price: $40 + $6 ship

2019-Sep-09 01:55am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Oak Paint Decorated Bail Pantry Carrier

Wonderful antique bail handled solid oak pantry box carrier with a lovely toleware decorated lid. Very solid, well constructed round pantry box, with unusual brass wire handle and fittings, in excellent condition. Has a diameter of 9 1/4" across and stands about 5 1/4" tall (not counting upright handle), there are no breaks, splits, or issues. The painted decoration on it's lid looks very early to the carrier and the interior has been painted later, in a vintage minty green. Love the solid oak coordinating wooden handle, with great turnings and ergonomic shape for carrying! Honey colored patina, with all original nails intact. $85 + $10 shipping.

Price: $85 + $10 shipping

2019-Sep-04 02:16am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Blonde China Head Dollhouse Doll Nice

Wonderful 19th century blonde hair China Head Dollhouse Doll, most likely German made, in her beautiful lime colored organza gown. She measures approximately 9" long, she has the number "6" impressed at the back of her base. In excellent antique condition, no cracks to head, body is good, dress is excellent, free of stains, holes, etc. Her facial coloring is very well done and painted in exquisite detail. She would be a lovely addition to any collection! $35 + $8 ship.

Price: $35 + $8 ship

2019-Aug-25 04:07am EDT | Tags :

Vintage Toy Wooden Clothes Pin Set Mustard Paint

Wonderful vintage set of 7 small toy wooden painted clothes pins, each only 2 1/2" long. All are in great condition and would look best hanging antique doll clothes or a tiny quilt on a line! The original mustard yellow paint is colorful and fun! Can see these used with antique doll or bear display! $22 + $4 ship.

Price: $22 + $4 ship

2019-Aug-11 11:47pm EDT | Tags :

Large C. 1820 Blue Willow Make-Do Bowl Staples

Fantastic early 19th century bowl, in the early Blue Willow pattern, pearlware glaze, and wonderful "Make-Do" Staple repairs! With a diameter of about 11 1/4" wide, standing about 5 1/4" tall, this large bowl might have been used for serving punch or to hold fruit as a centerpiece to a special table or cupboard. There are five staples in place, making this bowl quite stable, without looseness. There is a chip to the pedestal base that does not show when displayed. Fabulous early Blue Willow motif in dark blue and white pattern, with mustard painted embellishment to rim of bowl. If you like "Make-Do" repaired items, this large early bowl is a stand-out! $110 + $18 ship

Price: SOLD

2019-Jul-17 02:39am EDT | Tags :

Peaseware Pan American 1901 Tiny Treen Pail

Made in Ohio by the Pease family for the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, this tiny little wooden treen souvenir pail stands only 3 1/2" tall, with original wire & wood bail handle in upright position. It also has a diameter of only 2 7/8" wide. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs. Beautiful stencilled date of 1901 and the words "Pan American", with a running "Buffalo" logo on top. There are black stencilled bands around the pail, giving this antique Peaseware treen souvenir pail a fantastic finishing touch! $110 + $6 ship.

Price: $110 + $6 ship

2019-Jul-08 03:36am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Maple Pedestal Salt w Coin Silver Spoon

Fantastic fresh Maine find, a tiny treen salt with pedestal base and early coin silver salt spoon! The little wooden salt is carved from maple and has the nicest turned base. With only a diameter of about 2 3/4" wide and standing 1 1/2" tall, it is in excellent antique condition. Fabulous untouched surface, it almost has what I would call a "burled" interior, with honey darkened patina. The little coin silver spoon may not have started life with this salt, but selling together as they complete each other perfectly. I have pictured the salt & spoon with two pieces of old stone fruit, a peach and lemon, both showing surface wear but no chips (original wooden stems are in place). The treenware salt w spoon is $145, to include shipping. The two pieces of stone fruit are $40, to include shipping.

Price: See Listing

2019-Apr-30 02:14am EDT | Tags :

Best 19th C. Large Hand Hewn Trencher Excellent

This is a fresh and fantastic find, a wonderful large trencher bowl, completely hand-hewn (or hand-carved), with original darkened surface. Was only cleaned lightly with soap and water to remove a layer of old grime. This beautiful trencher has no chips, cracks, or repairs. Unbelievable, considering the age of this piece of primitive treen. Additionally, this trencher has a diameter of approximately 19" long, 11" wide and is about 5" deep. You can see the real use wear that this trencher has sustained, in the bottom interior (check out the numerous chop marks). Countless meals were prepared in this fantastic "Bergen County" wooden bowl! Best "flat lip" edge around the entire top of the trencher. As an actual hand-carved trencher bowl, found in Bergen County, New Jersey, it makes this 200 year old country primitive that much more interesting! $220 + $18 ship

Price: SOLD

2019-Apr-14 03:50pm EDT | Tags :

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