Suzanne Strickland Antiques

Suzanne Strickland | 16 Laurel Circle, Kennebunk, Maine, 04043 | 207-251-8352 | blainesuzz@aol.com

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 blainesuzz@aol.com, 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).


Wonderful 19th C. Chinahead Doll in Orig. Clothes

Found in Maine and straight out of an attic trunk, a lovely 19th C. black haired chinahead doll, in original clothing. She measures approximately 12" tall and is in great condition. Her hairdo is similar to a Greiner's hairstyle, with the sausage curls in back. Her face is pleasing, with rosy pink cheeks & blue eyes. The porcelain arms & hands are also perfect. The China head and shoulders are intact, with no breaks. She is sadly, missing one foot, which looks to have been broken off a long time ago. The dress is original and age appropriate to this doll; very well-made. Some expected fading in places to the cotton fabric. She wears a very pretty linen slip under her dress. The dress is rather fancy with pleats and matching apron, and blouse. I see a couple of small holes in the sleeves, but they are fairly hidden. Mentioning all for sake of accuracy. No wear to her black hair color, which is remarkable and I see no touchups of any kind. $225 + $10 shipping.

Price: SOLD

2020-Jan-13 02:13am EST | Tags :

Wonderful Antique Small Silk Braided Mat

Another nice antique silk braided mat, in good early condition, no stains, with minor edge use & age wear. Diameter of approximately 10" wide, great construction with the tiny braids that are so sought after. Peach and salmon colors, a few early, but hidden repairs on back (very common to these delicate silk mats). Lots of years and use left in this wonderful primitive Maine textile! $55 + $5 ship.

Price: $55 + $5 ship

2020-Jan-07 02:53am EST | Tags :

Antique Glass Teddy Bear Eyes

Nice pair of 19th century glass eyes for an early Teddy Bear or stuffed animal. Many times an early stuffed toy is missing an eye, or both and you still have to bring it home. Here is a beautiful set, with no chips or cracks, to bring that loved one back to life. Each glass eye has a diameter of about 3/4" wide. Attached on the back is the original wire for attachment to the bear. I don't come across these early glass eyes too often and this is a particularly clean pair! $24 + $4 ship

Price: $24 + $4 ship

2020-Jan-07 02:43am EST | Tags :

Fantastic NE Tiny Blue Painted Basket Mint

Very RARE find from Maine, offered here is a tiny 19th century basket in it's earliest original dry blue paint--no breaks or issues, as perfect as you will ever see! Complete with intact rim wrap, hand-carved bentwood handle, this very special basket measures only 3 3/4" tall, with a diameter of about 3 3/4" wide. It has been in a private collection for many years and this is the first time to be offered. The gray blue paint is first coat, original and period to the basket. Untouched and dry surface, dust and darkening, as you would expect and desire to see! You will be hard pressed to find another of this caliber and condition! SOLD

Price: SOLD

2020-Jan-07 02:31am EST | Tags :

Best 19th C. Stoneware Maine Open Crock

In excellent condition, found in Maine, this open stoneware crock is still so useful and beautiful in it's simplistic design! Stands approximately 7 1/4" tall, with a diameter of about 8" wide at top. Wonderful form, with thick molded lip. No cracks, chips, or repairs. Heavy, but solid crock! $65 + $18 ship.

Price: SOLD

2020-Jan-07 02:23am EST | Tags :

BEST 19th C. Staffordshire Hen on Nest

In excellent antique condition, this fabulous and amazingly detailed Staffordshire porcelain Hen-On-Nest, has no chips, cracks, or repairs. Great medium size, it stands approximately 5 1/2" tall and about 6 1/4" long. This two-piece set has always been together and there are no markings on the bottom (normal and indicating it's early age). The hand painted color-way and lovely embellishments make this particular Hen-on-Nest a real standout! $225 + $10.00 ship.

Price: $225 + $10 ship

2019-Dec-30 02:04am EST | Tags :

Best Early Mortar & Pestle Engine-Turned Moldings

In excellent pre-owned condition, this 19th century mortar & pestle set has always been together and recently found in Maine. In original untouched surface and patina, the heavy mortice has many fine "Engine-Turned" moldings over the entire body, a wonderful contrast to the simple design of it's hard-working pestle! There are no cracks or repairs to either piece, with the mortar standing at about 6 3/4" tall. Even the base is decorated with finely carved turnings, this set would make an exceptional addition to any collection! $145 + $12 ship.

Price: SOLD

2019-Dec-24 01:48am EST | 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 :

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 :

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 :

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 :

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 :

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 :


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