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).

Rare PA Patriotic Square 19th C. Butter Stamp

Wonderful recent find, a completely hand carved early Pennsylvania butter stamp, which shows an eagle with a crest and beautiful cross hatch carving on the handle. Rare square top, it is in excellent condition, circa mid 19th century. Showing little use, carved from one piece of wood. Perfect item for the upcoming patriotic holidays, it measures approximately 7” long; the square butter print top is 2 3/4” wide and 2 7/8” tall. Will be happy to share further photos, if needed. Not sure what kind of wood this is, very smooth to the touch, doesn’t have any varnish, more of a scrubbed finish, etc. $395 + $10 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $395 + $10 ship

2023-May-08 12:07pm EDT | Tags :

Vintage Shaker Watered Silk Sewing Reticule

This is a very rare find, an authentic vintage New England Shaker made sewing reticule, using “watered silk.” It includes all of its original and many sewing accoutrements. In beautiful condition, the interior peach colored silk does show signs of tiny splitting in places, (on the inside only). Considered minor age wear and typical of the silk that they used. There are no stains or other issues. I don’t believe this sewing bag was actually ever used. Made by an accomplished Shaker seamstress and to be sold at one of their gift shops. Let the photos show all the included goodies (a pincushion that even has its own little design with stainless steel pins). There is a strawberry emery made from watered silk, a sharpener for needles, a pair of scissors, celluloid threader & thimble, and a few other things, as shown in the photo. The drawstring reticule bag has interior pockets, to separate the different sewing tools. I have never seen something so complete. The fancy hand embroidery around the different edges and also on the interior, is phenomenal. Would make a great addition to any early Shaker sewing collection! $245 + $8 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $245 + $8 ship

2023-May-03 11:17am EDT | Tags :

Early Wooden “Tourists” Painted Sign

Great painted “Tourists” wooden sign (double sided at one time), measures approximately 18” long, 11 1/2”wide, and 1” thick. Very solid board, a great primitive sign found recently in East Hampton, Long Island, NY. Circa 1920’s, great dry & untouched surface. $195 + $15 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $195 + $15 ship

2023-Apr-21 10:16am EDT | Tags :

Best 19th C. Make-Do Painted Wooden Trencher

A wonderful large 19th century wooden trencher, in its original “Windsor” green dry paint; it has a few early staple repairs, with large square nail reinforcement. This trencher retains an amazing untouched surface & patina, inside and out. The trencher is approximately 18 1/4” long and is about 9 1/2” wide. There are no breaks or hairlines in the middle of the trencher, etc., except for the mentioned “make-do” staple repair at one handle. The staple repairs are on either side of one handle, at only one end of this trencher. The color paint is very nice, again I would call this your classic “Windsor Green.” It was never painted any other color. The inside has darkened into a beautiful warm honey hue. It would make a great addition to any primitive antique trencher or bowl collection! $295 + $22 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $295 + $22 ship

2023-Apr-07 02:36pm EDT | Tags :

18th C. Canary Hand Painted Butterfly Dishes (2)

In absolute mint condition, a very rare find, two canary colored & hand-painted small matching dishes; each with a large butterfly or moth in their centers. Both also have hand-painted borders. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs—both are in minty, antique condition. The first dish is a small oval plate and has a diameter of 5 1/2” across. The second little dish has a diameter of 4 3/8” across, again an oval shaped. The smaller dish or bowl sits perfectly inside of the plate. I would say the oval bowl might be considered a finger bowl of some sort. Selling this pair together. Again, very, very rare design (it has been documented and with a bit of effort, further information can be found). Purchased from the estate from an important old time dealer, I have owned this pair for years. $395 + $10 ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $395 + $10 ship

2023-Mar-25 05:18pm EDT | Tags :

19th C. Turkey Red Cotton Potholder

Found in New England, this fabulous cotton, “Turkey” red and white fabric potholder is hand pieced, and looks to have never been used. Retains the original red silk hanging bow & loop, it measures approximately 5 1/4” square. Shows appropriate light age toning, this potholder is circa 1870’s. I see a spot on back where there is a bit of sticker residue (could be removed with a little effort). A great early primitive textile. $65 + $6 shipping. Check or PayPal.

Price: $65 + $6 shipping

2023-Mar-12 05:09pm EDT | Tags :

Pair of Early Stone Fruit Half Apples

Selling this sweet little pair of early stone fruit half apples, one even retains its original “made in Italy” sticker on the back. Each piece measures approximately 2 3/4” across. They are slightly different in shape but look fabulous together! A bit of edge frittering on both of these pieces of stone fruit; no other chips, cracks or issues (I also see one tiny scrape on the back, it is very shallow and you can’t even actually feel it). Normal age wear, these are early stone fruit apple halves. $325 + $10 ship.

Price: $325 + $10 ship

2023-Feb-09 08:59pm EST | Tags :

1819 Boston Schoolgirl English Grammar Book

In wonderful antique condition, this small sized English Grammar school book, has beautiful outer marbled paper, with a leather binding. It belong to Arabella Rawson, she has written her name inside in several places. It shows that the book was printed in 1819 by James Loring in Boston, Massachusetts. The book measures 6” by 3 3/4”, and is about 1” thick. For its age, it is in amazing condition, with expected outer age & use wear. The pages are all intact inside. $48 + $8 ship.

Price: $48 + $8 ship

2023-Feb-04 03:33pm 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 :

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 :

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