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).

Dated 1879 Silver Plated Fancy Hair Comb

A lovely 19th century fancy hair comb, dated 1879, with the owner’s name etched in the center. I believe it reads “Vilora Crich.” Further etched embellishments adorn this silver plated fancy hair comb, let the photos help with the details. This comb is approximately 4 1/8” tall and about 3 1/8” wide. In excellent antique condition with a nicely, softened patina! $65 + $7 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $65 + $7 ship

2021-Jul-20 02:31pm EDT | Tags :

Early Hen on Nest Tin Candy Mold Germany

This is a very nice antique tin candy mold of a “hen on nest,” with all of its original clips. There are three clips and a base piece that goes on the bottom, holding the two sides of the “hen” in place. It is also signed S. J. Co., made in Germany. This is a very sweet early tin candy mold with beautiful untouched patina. It stands approximately 3 1/4 inches tall and is about 5 inches long. Would make a great addition to any collection or country primitive display! $85 + $8 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $85 + $8 ship

2021-Jul-14 08:12pm EDT | Tags :

Best Small Red Painted NE Firkin w Bail Handle

In wonderful antique condition, all original, with the best period dry red paint! Missing its lid, this small sized firkin has a nice wire bail and painted wooden handle. Stands approximately 7” tall (not counting upright handle) and has a diameter of about 7” across at top. Beautiful natural wear, never had staples, good and tight staves. Found in New Hampshire, this mid-19 century small sized firkin doesn’t get any nicer than this! $115 + $14 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $115 + $14 ship

2021-Jul-14 01:29pm EDT | Tags :

Rare Vintage Golden Cookies Picnic Basket Tin

Beautiful vintage signed Golden Cookies Picnic Basket Tin Carrier, from Watertown, Mass. In wonderful condition and all original, shows only minor use and age wear. Measures approximately 12 1/4” long, by 5 3/4” tall, not counting the wooden upright handles. The latch on front still works appropriately, keeping the attached hinged lid in place. Beautiful hard-to-find color and pattern, the background is a light mustard yellow color (almost a buttery color) with orange-red flowers and some Depression era green trim. A bit of rust on the inside bottom, that could be cleaned up some, if desired. The bottom of this tin picnic basket carrier has the embossed “Golden Cookies, Watertown, Mass.” A wonderful fresh, rare find! $85 plus ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $85 + ship

2021-Jul-01 05:25pm EDT | Tags :

Rare 19th C. Canary Child’s Name Mugs

Your choice, two early 19th century Staffordshire canary Name mugs in wonderful condition. The first child mug, which is the slightly larger of the two, standing about 2 3/4” tall, has the name “Sarah” with black transfer decoration. In excellent antique condition, no chips, cracks, or repairs. If there are any minute blemishes, they are “in-the-making.” The second canary name mug reads “A Trifle for Thomas.” Standing only 2 1/8” tall, it is also in wonderful condition, showing a very faint and short hairline mark at the top (unable to photograph, I almost missed it). Otherwise, perfect and both tiny mugs have the decorative embossed handle, neither of which has ever been damaged. The Sarah canary mug is $345 and the Thomas canary mug is $325. Shipping on each mug is $8. These Staffordshire canary “Name” mugs in this condition, are becoming exceedingly RARE!

Price: See Description

2021-Jun-30 11:15am EDT | Tags :

Best Large 19th C. Green Painted Pantry w Handle

Wonderful fresh find, a large New England painted pantry box in its original dry period “apple green,” which has oxidized to a beautiful greenish-blue! Large thick-walled construction, in excellent antique condition. No cracks, chips, or repairs, it stands approximately 6 1/2” tall and about 11 1/2” wide. The wire bale handle has its original wooden holder, also in original green paint. Doesn’t come any nicer, $445 + shipping

Price: $445 + shipping

2021-Jun-23 03:59pm EDT | 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 :

Set of One Dozen Wooden Victorian Blocks

Fabulous set of twelve early child’s wooden painted blocks, circa 1870’s, in great antique condition! Each block measures approximately 1 3/4” square, showing minor use and age wear. Still bright in color, I believe these blocks came in different sizes (I have had all three sizes over the years but not finding them anymore), this set being the medium “in-between” size. Numbers and letters on the various sides, a great addition to any primitive setting or display! $110 + $10 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $110 + $10 ship

2021-May-03 06:18pm EDT | Tags :

RARE Pair of Vintage Shaker Silk Pin Cushions

Wonderful fresh find from Maine, a pair of beautiful authentic vintage Shaker silk pin cushions, the large in a chartreuse green color and the slightly smaller cushion, a pastel pink. Expertly made by the Shakers for the tourist trade at their community stores, these silk pin cushions, when you can find them, are stuffed with lambs wool from their own farms and are seldom used because of their beauty and coveted by collectors of anything Shaker. The diameter of the green cushion is approximately 5 1/4” and the pink cushion is about 5”. Both plump and perfect, no stains, snags, or holes, selling as a pair. Would make a great addition to any collection! $165 + $10 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $165 + $10 ship

2021-Apr-25 06:57pm EDT | Tags :

Early 19th C. Theorem on Paper in Lemon Gold Frame

This is one of the most beautiful early theorems I have ever owned, it is of a Cornucopia with fruit. Circa 1830, this theorem on paper is earlier than the usual Victorian velvet theorems. The colors are still very vivid and I absolutely love the abundance of turquoise used in the Cornucopia. It can be hung vertically or lengthwise. I actually like it hanging vertically with the fruit on top as it almost looks like a colorful ice cream cone! This theorem is in a thick molded period Lemon gold frame. It measures 18 1/2 inches by 14 3/4 inches (the frame is about 1 3/4” thickness all around). The frame is in wonderful condition with no chips or repairs, just slight edge wear. The paper theorem has a bit of toning as to be expected—let the photos help with the description. A very fine early theorem on paper in the best lemon gold frame, extremely well executed! Found in New England, a fine American example. $950 + shipping. PayPal or check.

Price: $950 + shipping

2021-Apr-15 12:18pm EDT | Tags :

Best 1930’s Bucks County, PA Star Quilt Mint

Found in Pennsylvania, from Bucks County, this fantastic and unused circa 1930’s quilt with a “Lone Star” pattern, in absolutely beautiful colors and fantastic hand stitched quilting. Never used or washed, you can still see the light pencil marks under the quilted stitches. All cotton fabrics, the colorful choices are still bright and almost have that polished cotton look, when fabric still has its sizing (hard to see in photos but describing for reference). I see no true stains, holes, or repairs, just a bit of light age toning from storage, on the back of this quilt. No odors or other issues, it was safely stored for many years! This thin cotton (not thick or bulky) quilt measures approximately 67” by 81”. I believe it could fit a full size bed and also be a very generous sized twin bed. Some early machine piecing and hand stitching, the hand quilting is uniform and small. Many hours of work and thought went into this early Buck’s County, Pennsylvania textile! $245 + ship

Price: $245 + ship

2021-Apr-13 11:19am EDT | Tags :

19th C. Stoneware Ink Bottle

A nice little ink bottle, complete with Turkey feathers, for your antique desk or shelf. This 19th century ink bottle is in excellent condition, solid weight, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Stands approximately 4 1/2” tall. Natural stains on exterior, possibly ink from years of use, showing great patina and character! $42 + $8 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $42 + $8 shipping

2021-Apr-04 02:51pm EDT | Tags :

18th C. Large NE Primitive Spoon Rack

Wonderful fresh find, a great primitive and large heavy spoon rack, rose head construction, in amazing condition! Stands approximately 28” tall, about 17” wide, and 3/4” thick. There are two racks for spoons, with the ability to hold 10 spoons. I believe the wood is pine, natural untouched patina, some shrinkage splits that do not go through in any of these places (just expected age details—not flaws). Very large rose head type nails, this early primitive spoon rack is solid and well made. Hand carved hole at top for hanging on a wall, this is an amazing board, possibly a make-do from a door or floor board. Found in Maine, I believe this to be American in origin. More photos available! $395+ ship.

Price: $395 + ship

2021-Feb-16 01:20pm EST | Tags :

Extra Large Don Carpentier Mocha Transfer Bowl

This is the largest creamware signed Don Carpentier bowl I have ever seen! Made in 2002 (as it is dated), it has everything going on for it! It is a creamware pottery with a blueish pearl wear glaze. A mocha style coloring with an impressed “Greek Key” top border edge. This large table bowl has a beautiful pedestal on the bottom. It stands approximately 6 3/4 inches tall and has a very wide diameter of 13 inches across. There are no chips, crazing, cracks, or issues. The motif shows transferware scenes all around this bowl that have to do with the “Potters Art.” On the interior bottom is a ship and on the underside bottom is the American Eagle. I will be happy to send many more pictures so that you can see all of the work that went into this masterpiece! Would make a fabulous addition to any collection of Don Carpentier pottery! $695 + shipping.

Price: $695 + shipping

2021-Jan-17 01:22pm EST | Tags :

19th C. China head Doll in Orig. Turkey Red Outfit

In pristine condition, this fantastic fresh find, a darling 19th century German China head doll, wearing her custom made original “turkey red” cotton polka dot dress and matching prairie bonnet! She measures approximately 6 1/2” tall, there are no cracks, chips, or repairs to the doll. Her outfit is absolutely perfect, no odors, holes, or fading. She wears lace pantaloons and a matching slip. Lots of layers to this dress, with the sizing in the cotton fabric allowing her to stand on her own! The trimmed bonnet is precious, with original silk ties. You won’t find another of this caliber! $115 + $ 8 ship. Check or PayPal.

Price: $115 + $8 ship

2021-Jan-02 03:49pm 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 :

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 :

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