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).

Early Stone Fruit Grapes Nice Smaller Size

Beautiful, early vintage “stone fruit” grapes, the much sought after smaller sized bunch. Approximately 7” long (including the stem), a great neutral color. These have a nice patina and normal age wear. All intact, with no chips or repairs. Would make a fine addition to any early stone fruit collection! $45 + $8 ship

Price: Pending

2023-Jan-28 06:08pm EST | Tags :

Vintage Steiff Tabby Cat on Original Wheels

Very rare to find, this is a nice vintage Steiff “Tabby Cat” which is on his original wooden red painted wheels. Lovely stripe detailing & coloring to his mohair fur, original green glass eyes, he is just precious! Condition is excellent for his vintage age, circa 1940-50’s, no repairs or issues. He has a little cotton string for a pull cord, which I think might be a replacement. His metal tag was removed long ago but I guarantee this is a vintage Steiff cat. Again, hard to find and certainly not in this fantastic condition. He measures approximately 8 inches in length. The wheels are about 4 1/2 inches in width. Would make a great addition to any vintage toy collection! $195 + $10 ship

Price: $195 + $10 ship

2023-Jan-28 05:13pm EST | 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 :

19th C. NE Firkin in Early Putty Paint

A very nice wooden firkin, with early copper nails, retains the original putty paint. Although there is no lid, this antique firkin would make a nice addition to a stack of others. It stands approximately 10 inches tall, not counting handle. Currently good and tight, it has a few paint drips from something later, could be removed easily. No chips or broken parts, found in Maine, this is one of the earlier firkins—-never had any staples. $95 + ship.

Price: $95 + ship

2023-Jan-28 10:20am EST | Tags :

Rare 19th C. Child Mug Reward of Merit for Writing

A very rare find, a wonderful early 19th century, child’s mug, a reward of merit for “writing well.” This small pearlware with pink luster decoration and a rust color transfer which reads “Present for Writing well.” In excellent antique condition, it has a slightly darkened surface, with one small chip on the edge in the back. The handle is perfect and has never been broken. Probably could use a cleaning. I see no hairlines or other issues, a fabulous mug, to add to any good early child’s mug collection. This one stands approximately 2 1/2 inches tall. $295 + $10 ship.

Price: $295 + $10 ship

2023-Jan-26 02:38pm EST | Tags :

Best Medium/Large Oval Green Painted Pantry Box

In excellent antique condition, this 19th-century, green painted pantry box, oval shape, stands approximately 5” tall, 9” wide, and 11” long. It is painted in a beautiful dry, green paint—all original untouched dry surfaces. This sturdy box has no cracks, chips, or repairs. A nice heavy weight, it has the early stitched seams on the lid and pantry, as shown in the photos. This one would make an outstanding addition to any stack or collection. $295 + $14 ship.

Price: $295 + $14 ship

2022-Sep-10 01:12pm EDT | Tags :

19th C. Tiny Child’s Painted Tin Pail w Lid

I don’t see these as often anymore, a child’s play toy, a 19th-century tin pail, with original lid and early wire bail handle. In original “Windsor” green paint, a beautiful dry patina, this little covered pail measures 2 3/4” tall and has a diameter across the bottom of 2 1/4” wide. Shows very minor wear to the paint, it is in excellent antique condition! $44 + $6 ship

Price: $44 + $6 ship

2022-Sep-10 12:06pm EDT | Tags :

Rare Child Size 19th C. Sea Captain’s Chest Nice

Wonderful fresh Maine fine, from a seacoast estate, this wonderful “child size” Sea Captain’s chest, with amazing detail to attention. Tight “Dovetailed” ends on all four corners, small square & round nails, and early hemp rope handles attached to two wooden escutcheons. It has some kind of old dry finish, that appears to be the original darkened patina. The chest measures 14 3/4” long, stands 6 1/2” tall, and is about 8” wide at the base. No chips, cracks, or issues to this well-kept and lovingly made small Sea Captain's chest, for someone’s lucky child. I can see this box used to hold doll clothes, small books, tools, or any assortment of special primitives. I have never seen one like this, and it is really a nice item to stack with other boxes, as the attached lid surface is flat. Would look great displayed anywhere! $145 + shipping

Price: $145 + shipping

2022-Sep-06 10:40am EDT | Tags :

Early Fishing Line Winder in Original Green Paint

Found in Maine, late 19th to early 20th century, a wonderful wooden fishing line winder in its original green paint, with yards of early fishing line/cord. The winder measures approximately 12 1/2” tall and 6 1/4” wide. Would be great displayed with any vintage camp, fishing, or sporting arrangements. Showing light use with original dry surface, a fresh Maine primitive find! $55 + $12. PayPal or Check.

Price: $55 + $12

2021-Nov-11 10:29am EST | Tags :

Early Green Painted Stool w Wool Needlepoint Top

From the collection of the late Pam Boyton (important New England dealer), is this amazing 19th century “Windsor” green painted footstool, with a wonderful wool needlepoint top. Lovely antique condition, untouched early dry paint, square nail construction, and boot jack ends. Measures approximately 16” long, 7” tall, and about 7 1/2” wide. All original, normal age wear to wool covering and stool (although stool is sturdy and free of repairs or damage). Mortise and tenon construction, a fabulous New England footstool. $195 + shipping

Price: $195 + shipping

2021-May-23 07:16pm EDT | Tags :

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