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 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 :

Best Early Silk Braided Oval Mat

A wonderful rare oval shaped mat, small silk braided construction, measures approximately approximately 14 1/2” long and 11” wide. In excellent vintage condition, great colors mustard, light blue, salmon pink, browns, and cream. Braided Silk Mats in this condition with minimal fading, are getting very hard to find! PayPal or check. $85 + $6 ship.

Price: SOLD

2020-Sep-14 11:05am EDT | Tags :

Small 19th C. NE Grain Painted Document Box

Nice fresh find from New Hampshire, a small wooden and grain painted document box with square nail construction, circa mid-19th century. Wonderful untouched dry paint, a perfect size for the top of a stack of boxes! Original brass hinges, very solid box, measuring approximately 8” long, 5” tall, and 5 1/4” deep. The top has a coffin-type lid, slightly raised in the center, but flat at very top. Very nice antique condition! $145 + $10 ship. PayPal or Check.

Price: SOLD

2020-Sep-14 10:54am 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 :

Rare Early Canvas Minnow Bucket with Bail Handle

Nice fresh find from a Maine sea coast estate, a fabulous rare canvas minnow bucket with wire and black painted wooden handle. In excellent antique condition, no rips, holes, or repairs. This covered bucket has a diameter of approximately 11” wide, standing 7 1/2” tall (not counting upright handle). The color of the canvas is a bit darker green than I think the photos show, a great early fishing gem! The little vintage fishing reel came with this minnow bucket and will be included in the sale. $85+ $14 ship

Price: SOLD

2020-Sep-02 03:56pm EDT | Tags :

Fantastic Set of 19th C. NH Painted Bowls 3

All in excellent antique antique condition, a robin’s egg blue, sage green, and a “federal” blue with oyster white rim. All three are similar in size, out of round, with a diameter of approximately 11” wide. No cracks or repairs, from an early estate in New Hampshire. Dry original period paint, selling together as a set. The blue bowl with oyster rim is made from bird’s eye maple. Interior surface of all three is untouched, showing darkened, scrubbed use. A very fine grouping of medium sized bowls, in wonderful early paint! More photos available, if desired. $975 + $16 ship.

Price: SOLD

2020-Sep-02 03:43pm EDT | Tags :

19th C. Child's Leather Button Top Shoes

Fancy toddler shoes, black-patent and white kid leather "button-top" shoes. Great small size, showing only minor use wear, kept in a trunk, a recent Maine attic find! Measure approximately 4 1/2" long, might have been a first pair of walking shoes. The left shoe is missing one of it's pearl buttons, the right shoe is perfect. Nice tan colored leather soles, a very expensive pair for the late 19th century! $44 + $6 ship

Price: $44 + $6 shipping

2020-Jul-22 10:30am EDT | Tags :

Vintage Patriotic "Golden Cookies" Tin Carrier

Very sought after RARE red, white, and blue, tin carrier made by Golden Biscuits, of Watertown, Mass (imprinted on bottom). Original wooden handles, patriotic graphics with stars & striped bunting, condition is phenomenal! The red tin lid is long gone but this great picnic tin would make a fabulous storage carrier or table display! Measures about 12 1/4" long, 7 1/4" wide, and stands around 5 1/4" tall (not counting upright handles). Very minimal use wear to tin, nice and bright colors still. Was obviously stored safely for many years! $95 + $12 ship.

Price: $95 + $12 ship

2020-Jul-19 08:41am EDT | Tags :

Large Heavy Early Mortar & Pestle Set

This is another wonderful fresh attic find from Maine, an extremely heavy and solid, mortar and pestle set, always together, with original untouched surface! The mortar stands approximately 7 1/2" tall and the matching pestle is about 11" long. Great primitive set, possibly walnut wood, there are no chips or cracks. Simple in character, sweet little "button" top end on pestle. More photos available to show all sides, etc., upon request. Hard to believe it has survived in such great condition! $125 + $15 ship.

Price: SOLD

2020-Jul-04 01:19pm EDT | Tags :

Excellent 19th C. Maine Tin Lamp w Stars

Recent house find from Waldoboro, Maine, a wonderful early 19th century tin lamp with glass panels, original wire bumper surrounds, and fantastic punched decorations! On all fours sides of the roof, there is a round "sun" type punch with a star in it's center. At the very bottom, also on all four sides, tiny matching stars go all the way around. With it's original hanging and carrying handle, this lamp measures approximately 16" tall. In excellent antique condition, the glass panels are intact, as is all of the tin parts. Minimal rust and use wear, a very, very, nice and "patriotic" example! $225, to include shipping.

Price: $225 + free shipping

2020-Jul-04 01:03pm EDT | Tags :

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 :

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: SOLD

2020-May-25 04:05am 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 :

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 :

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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