Forget-Me-Not Antiques

Ron Myers | 212 W. Huron Ave. Bad Axe, MI 48413 | 989-414-0538 | ForgetMeNotAntiques@gmail.com

Welcome to Forget-Me-Not Antiques. I have been actively involved with antiques for more than 45 years and a licensed dealer since 1985. When I retired in 2008 my wife and I moved from VT to MI to be closer to family. We live in a Victorian home where I also have my antiques shop. We offer primarily Americana, in natural surface and original or early paint, from the late 17th to the late 19th century. Our items include treen, early lighting, hearth iron, pewter, small pieces of furniture, pottery, stoneware and folk art. I also have a Facebook page, Forget-Me-Not Antiques, where I feature selected items. I accept personal checks, money orders, major credit cards and PayPal (ronaldmyers@gmail.com). I offer layaway to help with your purchases. MI residents add 6% sales tax. All items are guaranteed as described. I will happily accept the return of any item within 3 days of receipt for a full refund less return shipping and insurance unless I have unintentionally misrepresented the item, in which case I will pay return shipping. Please notify me of your intention to return an item. USPS Priority mail postage and insurance will be added to the price of each item. I will update my offerings often so please check back frequently. LAYAWAY AVAILABLE, PLEASE INQUIRE. Thank you for shopping. Ron


DOME TOP STORAGE CHEST in VERY DRY RED PAINT

This small dome top storage or blanket chest in its original very dry red paint is one of the best I have owned. It is only 23 5/8 wide x 10 1/4 deep x 10” tall. It was constructed with square nails and it has the original lock and keeper but no key. Condition is very good. More photos are available. C.1850.

Price: $395.00

2018-May-17 07:13am EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

EARLY VA SUGAR CHEST, ORIGINAL DRY RED PAINT

This very nicely proportioned sugar chest has its origins in Virginia. The iron hinges are original to the chest as are the wonderfully turned legs. The legs are attached to square blocks of wood that are also original to the chest. It is a smaller size, being only 16 x 15 1/2 x 17” tall. The box has dovetailed construction with molding around the cover with early cut nails. The thin red paint or wash is original and very dry. C.1850.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-May-17 06:59am EDT | Tags : Paint Woodenware Boxes

SHAKER STYLE 4-FINGER PANTRY BOX, 18TH C.

This early 4 finger pantry box has a Shaker style but it is made of oak or ash for the sides and pine for the top and bottom. While the fingers resemble those on Shaker pantry boxes, Shaker boxes typically have maple for the sides and pine for the top and bottom boards. The pantry box is 8 1/2” diameter x 4” tall. The tips of fingers are fastened with copper nails and hand forged wide iron staple-like fasteners to prevent splitting. This is the first example I have found with this type of fastener for the finger tips. 18th century.

Price: $395.00

2018-May-15 03:14pm EDT | Tags : Boxes

EARLY NUTMEG GRATER

Early treen nutmeg or spice graters don't come on the market often. This one has the best patina with a very dry surface giving it a wonderful look. It is made of American white pine, 5 1/2” tall, and dates from the 18th to early 19th century. There is a drip of paint running down side, apparently it was left unprotected while someone was painting.

Price: $250.00

2018-May-15 03:06pm EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchen

PENNSYLVANIA HALF-ROUND BUTTER PRINT

Half-round butter prints are very hard to find. This one, a Pennsylvania half-round wheat design butter print, is 7” wide x 4 1/2” tall. It has very deep carving and there are square nails holding handle. The wood I believe is walnut. The patina is great, the brown is from use I believe rather than a stain. 18th or very early 19th century.

Price: $750.00

2018-May-15 10:46am EDT | Tags : Treen

18th CENTURY TIN LANTERN

This is a late 18th or early 19th century American tin Lantern with 3 glass panes (one cracked) and a tin sliding door. It has tin cross pieces to protect glass. One of the soldered ends of the cross pieces has come loose from the lantern but is still very solid. The carrying handle is soldered to top of the lantern. It is 17” to the top of the handle x 6" x 5 1/2" wide. A most unusual feature is the wooden base that the candle socket is fastened to and that sits on tin base. C.1780-1820.

Price: $495

2018-May-14 06:58am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

TIN PA STAR CAKE MOLD

Very simple but beautiful tin star cake mold, 8-8 1/2” across points x 1” deep, mid-19th century, PA.

Price: $125.00

2018-May-09 03:14pm EDT | Tags : Tin

A very stunning piece of New England redware. This handled jug has the best reddish brown glaze decorated with splotches of manganese. It has 2 quite small base chips and a small glaze hole from the making. The color is just great on this jug. I took these photos outside in the sun to better show the colors. More photos are available. The jug is 8 1/2” tall with a 6 1/4” diameter base, c.1830. Redware pieces like this jug just don't come around very often. This one came out of a very good Utica, NY collection.

Price: $575.00

2018-May-09 03:06pm EDT | Tags : Redware

EARLY PA TIN CHEESE DRAINER, MUG SHAPED

This PA tin cheese drainer is in the shape of a cup, a shape that I have not seen before. It is 4 1/2” in diameter x 3” tall. The condition is very good with a great untouched surface. Mid-19th century.

Price: $125.00

2018-May-09 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Tin

PA REDWARE PLATE with YELLOW SLIP DESIGNS

A great example of a PA redware plate with yellow slip designs and a coggled edge. The slip is in very good condition with little wear. There are 2 small 1/2” chips on rim that for some unknown reason someone had repaired. The bottom side is blackened from hearth oven use. It is 9 7/8” in diameter x 1 1/2” high and dates to the mid-19th century.

Price: $445.00

2018-May-09 02:42pm EDT | Tags : Redware

AMERICAN 18TH CENTURY TREEN EATING PLATE

It is getting increasingly difficult to find good American treen eating plates. This plate or trencher as they were called in the 18th century, is of MA origin and was purchased out of a very good collection in Rochester, NY. It is maple wood and has a wonderful untouched very dry surface and great patina. It was used both sides as indicated by knife marks on both sides. Folk lore has it that the top side was used for the main course and the reverse side for desert. There are 1 1/2” shrinkage cracks on either side that is typical for these early plates. The plate is 7-7 1/4” in diameter and is thin like collectors like them. It dates to early in the 18th century.

Price: $345.00

2018-May-09 02:30pm EDT | Tags : Treen

TIN TOLE PAINTED CANDLE SCONCE

This is a wonderful early tin sconce with tole painted designs on it. The designs are hand painted in red and yellow floral designs. It has a cleated through candle cup and a great round top with a pie crust crimped edge. The sconce is in very good condition with just expected wear and slight burning of the lower design from lite candles. It is 13 1/2” tall x 3 3/8” wide and dates to early 19th century, c. 1800-1840.

Price: $275.00

2018-May-09 02:18pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

LARGE PA VEGETABLE DRAINER

PA large punched tin vegetable drainer, 14 5/8” diameter x 2 1/2” tall with a wonderful punched hex design. Very good condition with no issues. Circa 1850. This is the only large vegetable drainer that I have ever seen.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-May-09 02:14pm EDT | Tags : Tin Kitchen

EARLY LARGE BOWL in ORIGINAL MUSTARD PAINT

This is a great bowl. It has good shrinkage, 16"-17” in diameter x 5 1/2” deep and is footed. Best of all, it has its original mustard paint and there are no issues with the bowl, unusual for a bowl of this size. The wood is southern yellow pine so it is heavy for its size. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: 450.00 SALE PRICE $375

2018-Apr-28 10:30am EDT | Tags : Paint Bowls Treen

FIRKIN with ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT

A little smaller size, this outstanding firkin has its original forest green paint. The firkin is 9" tall x 9" top and 9 1/2" bottom diameters. It was constructed with dovetailed staves, wooden bands fastened with iron nails and wooden pegs. There is only very minor wood loss on the bottom edge of the lid band near the end of the finger lap and the tips of 3 of the 4 fingers are missing and have small spits. It has large wooden "button" knobs to hold the wooden handle. The cover has a tight shrinkage crack across it and the bottom of the staves have small pieces of wood missing from many years of use of the firkin. 19th century.

Price: $295.00 SALE PRICE $225 plus S/I

2018-Apr-28 10:15am EDT | Tags : Paint Firkins

MINIATURE, CHILD'S or SALESMAN'S SAMPLE DRESSER

Very rare American miniature, child's or salesman's sample dresser from the first half of the 19th century, c. 1820-1840. The wood is cherry with pine secondary wood. The drawers are all hand dovetailed construction and the top is fastened to the base with 4 wooden pegs. The cyma curved front column are cut from the side boards. The top drawer is serpentine shaped. The chest is 18" x 17 1/2" tall x 10" deep. The condition is excellent with just one pull on the bottom drawer right side missing its end. This chest has many potential uses.

Price: 500.00 SALE PRICE $350 plus S/I

2018-Apr-28 10:15am EDT | Tags : Woodenware Childs

BOTTOM OF STACK PANTRY BOX in ORIGINAL BLACK PAINT

Very large bottom of the stack pantry box with a finger lap on lid. It has its original blue paint that has oxidized to black over the past 200 or more years. The pantry box is 12" x 5” tall and has a little damage to lap area with a missing splinter as shown in the last picture. This is an early pantry box, dating from the late 18th to early 19th century. A rare large size and early example. The bottom and top are two boards and show a shrinkage separation of the boards, not cracked/split boards. More pictures are available.

Price: 365.00 SALE PRICE $325

2018-Apr-28 10:15am EDT | Tags : Paint Boxes

EARLY PANTRY BOX in GREEN PAINT

Wonderful early pantry box with original green paint. The box is very thick walled. It has iron nails and pegs and measures 6 "x 3 1/2” tall. There are no issues. Early 19th century.

Price: 275.00 SALE PRICE $225

2018-Apr-28 10:15am EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

MINER'S LAMP

Very good example of a miner's lamp, also known as a lenticular lamp, with a circular 4 3/4" font supported by a heavy trunnion mount attached to a 13 3/4” wrought iron hanging hook by means of a swivel joint. The overall height is 22 3/4”. It is embellished with an iron rooster. The lighting device is not signed and is American or French, early to mid-19th century. Not too common today.

Price: $295.00

2018-Apr-27 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

SMALL SHEET IRON CANDLE SCONCE

It is not often that I find small sconces and when I do I buy them. This early example is made of sheet iron and has its original oxidized surface. The sconce is 8 1/2” tall x 3" wide x 2” deep. The candle cup is cleated through the drip pan. There are no issues to mention. This sconce dates to the 18th c.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-Apr-27 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

PEDESTALED COVERED TABLE SPICE BOX

Spices were commonly used at mealtime to add flavor to cooked foods. This small maple wood lidded spice box was lathe turned and has the best patina and natural surface and there are no condition issues. It is 2 3/4” in diameter x 2 1/4” tall. This piece may possibly be Peaseware made in Ohio in the mid-19th century although the finials on Peaseware covered containers were typically acorn shaped rather than button shaped as this one is. Early to mid-18th century.

Price: $150.00

2018-Apr-27 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

TIN TRIANGULAR FOLDING LANTERN with MICA WINDOWS

A not too common triangular folding tin lantern with mica windows. The lantern is 7 1/2” tall x 3 3/4” sides. The mica is in good condition which in itself is unusual. It has its original hanging chain and the original looped wire for a candle holder. The looped wire has tabs that pinch together to open loop for candle placement. This early lighting device dates from the mid-19th century.

Price: $150.00

2018-Apr-27 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

TIN CANDLE LANTERN with RED PAINT

This small tin candle lantern dates from the late 19th to early 20th century. It has its original red paint and the 3 glass panes are original. It has a tin door and a flattened loop handle. The lantern is 9” tall x 4 ¼” wide. Quality made by a skilled tinsmith.

Price: $150.00

2018-Apr-27 04:27pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

SMALL PAINTED PEG RACK

What I like about this peg rack, in addition to its original red, black and blue paint and chip carved ends, is its size. It is small enough to fit almost anywhere being only 25” long x 5 1/2 tall x 1” thick with 4” pegs that are hand carved and mortised through. The hand planed top and bottom edges, as well as the chip carving, and use of 3 colors of paint put this peg rack a few notches about the average. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $245.00

2018-Apr-27 02:58pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware Paint

STONEWARE OVOID 1 GALLON JUG, I. M. MEAD, OHIO

Stoneware ovoid jug, 1 gallon, embossed I. M. MEAD. Isaac Mead was active in Mogadore, OH from 1840-1860, 10 ¾” tall x 7 ½” diameter, no chips, cracks, repairs or restorations.

Price: $245.00

2018-Apr-27 10:37am EDT | Tags : Stoneware

18TH CENTURY NUTMEG GRATER

An unusual and wonderful form, this early nutmeg grater is maple with a tin grater. The side edge pieces are attached with tiny early nails. The grater is 10” x 3” wide and dates from the 18th to early 19th century. The is an old split at the top of the handle. Rare form.

Price: $175.00

2018-Apr-27 10:37am EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchen Tin

PA REDWARE DISH, 8 3/4"

Very good PA redware dish in the best pumpkin orange glaze with yellow slip decoration in what is commonly called "ocean waves" design. The dish is 8 ¾” dia. x 1 ¾” tall and is in very good condition with only 2 small use chips on the rim. The bottom is blacked from use in a hearth oven. It dates to c.1850-1870.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-Apr-26 07:13am EDT | Tags : Redware

SHAKER SHAVING BOX with MIRROR

Attributed to being made by Shakers, this wonderful scarce round turned shaving box with mirror has the best chrome yellow paint. It is signed and dated on the bottom: "Presented to J. F. Kleppenger By M.F. Danner on July the 21st 1882". These boxes were convenient to use when traveling in the 19th century. The box is 3 ¼" x 1 ¾” tall, base is 2 7/8” diameter. Ex. Condition.

Price: $225.00

2018-Apr-26 07:03am EDT | Tags : Shaker Boxes

EARLY TIN AND WOOD GRATER, unusual form

A wonderful American, New England punched tin grater on a walnut backboard. The tin grater has an unusual cutout at the handle end that was expertly formed. The grater is fastened to the wood with early square nails. It has good wear and the best patina. There is a hole in handle for hanging. There are no condition issues. Size is 10 1/4 x 3 3/8” wide and it dates to the 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $160.00

2018-Apr-20 01:15am EDT | Tags : Woodenware Kitchen Tin

COW BUTTER STAMP, 18TH CENTURY

A very early and deeply carved butter print with a cow. The wood is burled walnut and the print dates to the 18th or very early 19th century. The print has great wear and patina from many years of use. There are a few inactive Powder Post Beetle holes. The print is 3 ¾” dia. x 3 ½” tall.

Price: $250.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Butter Stamp

SLIDE LID STORAGE BOX in GREEN with MUSTARD TRIM

This is a early slide lid storage box, only 10x 41/2 x 4 1/2, with a small till inside and frame for divider that is missing. It apparently was made for a specific purpose but I don't know what that was. The lid has hand carved bevels on the edges and 3 finger holes. It was constructed with square nails, original dry surface green with mustard trim paint. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $165.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Paint Woodenware Boxes

PA SMALL PANTRY BOX with HAND PAINTED DESIGN

Early small pantry boxes like this one,, are getting very hard to find. This one, only 5" x 2 1/2" and believed to be of PA origin, has 2 long fingers that are fastened with iron nails. The original paint is very well retained. On the lid are wonderfully painted pomegranates, similar to those on painted tin toleware of the period. There are no condition issues. An early card with Easter Parade Rigoletto -Opera Verdi- on it was stuck to the inside of the lid by a previous owner. Mid-19th c.

Price: $295.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Paint Boxes

RED, WHITE AND BLUE LARGE JUGGLING PIN

This is a large juggling pin with original patriotic paint colors. It has a great folky look to it with its red, blue, and white paint with natural wood between bands. The center has been hollowed out to lighten it but it is still pretty hefty. It is a great height, 23 1/2”, for use as in a patriotic display or as an accent piece. It dates to the late 19th or early 20th century.

Price: $175.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Paint Woodenware Folk Art

LARGE 18TH C. MORTAR & PESTLE with ORIGINAL PAINT

Large mortar & pestle made of Walnut with original red paint and having black and yellow stripes. The pestle I believe is original to the mortar. There are iron bands at the top and bottom that are believed to be original. There is a tight crack that comes up from bottom but is barely visible on the inside. Wonderful wear and patina. The mortar is 9” tall x 8” diameter, 18th century, c. 1760-1780. Rare size.

Price: $450.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Paint Treen mortar & pestles

18TH C. PANTRY BOX with ROSE HEAD NAILS, SIGNED

This is a very early pantry box made of oak or chestnut with the best natural surface patina. There is a long finger lap on the lid that is secured with a rose head nail. There are other rose head and square nails in the lapped band on base as well as wooden pegs. The walls are thick, typical of 18th century pantry boxes. There is a small chip missing at a peg on the lid, otherwise, the pantry box is in very good condition. The cover and base were made using 2 pieces of wood that have shrunk a little. Written in pencil on the inside of the lid is "C. S. Russell". The pantry box is 11 x 4 1/4” tall. Mid- to late18th century. More photos are available.

Price: $325.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Treen Rosehead Nails

EARLY LIDDED SUGAR or SPICE JAR, 18TH C.

One of the best lidded sugar, spice or possibly sweetmeat (candy) jar I have found in several years. The jar was turned on an early lathe from a maple log. The surface has that wonderful dry nut brown color that only maple can attain after 200 years of use. It is 6” tall x 4” diameter and is in great condition with only a very tight hairline crack in the top turning that is barely visible. See George Neumann's "Early American Antique Country Furnishings" for similar examples. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $195.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

RARE 18TH CENTURY TIN BIRD ROASTER

Very rare tin bird roaster or reflector oven for use on the fireplace hearth. It was made in New England, possibly PA, by a skilled tinsmith in the 18th or early 19th century, c. 1750-1830. The roaster is made to sit on the hearth near a pile of hot coals to roast the birds. It has 6 hooks on which to hang birds, e.g., Quails or Bob Whites, with a drip pan below. There is a large curved handle on back. It is in excellent condition. The size 11” wide x 9” tall x 4” deep. Nearly identical roasters can be seen in Gould's "Early American Wooden Ware, p.46 and in Neumann's "Early American Antique Country Furnishings" p. 188.

Price: $395.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Tin Hearth

WROUGHT IRON BOWL SCRAPER

Here we have a wonderful early blacksmith made wrought iron bowl scraper. It has a 3 3/4” wide blade and a 3 3/4” long hollow tapered handle. This New England bowl scrapper dates to the 18th or early 19th century and it is in very good condition.

Price: $75.00

2018-Apr-18 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGH IRON TRIVET

This little trivet was skillfully made by a blacksmith in the late 18th or early 19th century in America. It has small penny feet and is in the form of a triangle. It is about 4 1/2" on a side and 1 1/4" tall.

Price: $125.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Hearth Iron

EFFIGY LADLE, EASTERN GREAT LAKES or IROQUOIS

Eastern Great Lakes or Iroquois effigy ladle, bird on end carved out from side, original red paint, 10 1/4 x 4 3/4” wide bowl, excellent condition, more photos available, 18th/19th century. This is a very good, authentic Native American effigy ladle.

Price: $575.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Paint

18th C. TREEN PEEL in a rare form.

A very rare treen bread peel in the shape of a shovel. The peel was carved out of a single piece of Chestnut wood in the 18th or very early 19th century. The peel is 25 3/4" x 5 3/4” blade width. Peels were used throughout the 18th and early 19th century to put bread dough into and remove baked bread from a hearth oven. Treen peels are typically found with a straight handle.

Price: $150.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Hearth Kitchen

SMALL EARLY WALL SHELF IN BITTERSWEET RED PAINT

A great small bittersweet painted wall shelf with boot jack ends and scalloped sides. The shelf is 24 ½” tall x 24” wide x 7 ½” deep. It is quite heavy, c. 17 pounds, because it is made of southern yellow pine which is a heavy wood. It can be hung on a wall or used free standing. It is in very good condition with just a very small area on one foot having some loss. It had a back at some time as there are nail holes in the boards on the back side. The wood around the loss is very solid. It retains most of its original square nails with some newer replacements. The paint is original and early showing expected wear. 19th century.

Price: $375.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Paint Woodenware

WALNUT HAND CARVED LADLE

This ladle has the most wonderful form. Carved from Walnut wood, possibly by Native Americans, the ladle is 12" long. It is in great condition with no issues to mention. It is believed to be of PA origin and it dates from the late 18th to early 19th century. A very good primitive kitchen item for the country primitive home.

Price: $155.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchen

PANTRY BOX with ORIGINAL RED PAINT

This thick walled pantry box has its original red paint that has worn thin in areas from use over the years but is still quite prominent. The box is in very good condition but does have an old, tight 4" crack in the base and one wooden peg in the lid was replaced. Other than those minor issues, the box in very good shape. The pantry box is 8" x 3 1/2" tall and dates to the mid-19th century. A great pantry box and a hard to find size for a stack.

Price: $250.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

RARE PAIR of ROSEWOOD 18TH CENTURY CANDLESTICKS

Pairs of candlesticks are quite rare to find especially wooden examples. This wonderful pair are made of Rosewood and date to c. 1760-1780. The tops of the candle cups have been burned from the candles burning down too low before being extinguished. The form is Queen Anne and they are most likely English. The sticks are 6" tall and have a 3 1/2" diameter base. The cup opening would take up to a 7/8" candle. They both sit very perpendicular. No condition issues other than the mentioned burned candle cups.

Price: $345.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Early Lighting

EARLY NEW ENGLAND SNUFF BOX with PAINT

The paint decorations on this early snuff box are characteristic of Pennsylvania Dutch pieces of this period. The snuff box was made of paper mache and retains its original oxblood red paint with designs in blue, gray, red and yellow. Size is: 2 1/2" diameter x 1" tall. This piece dates from the mid-19th century.

Price: $75.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

EFFIGY CARVED STICK CANE with DUCK'S HEAD

A wonderful folk art effigy carved stick cane with a duck's head for the handle. Original red paint with good oxidation and wear. Very good detailed carvings and brass tacks for eyes. The cane is 36" long and dates to the 19th century. Western Great Lakes Native American. Ex. Ted Trotter collection. Ted Trotter is the author of Indian cane reference books.

Price: $245.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Folk Art Paint

RARE WROUGHT IRON SINGLE PORTION BREAD TOASTER

This is not the typical swivel bread toaster commonly seen. This American rigid frame wrought iron toaster was made by a skilled blacksmith. The bars for holding the bread, biscuit, meat, or cheese were hammer welded to the front bar and have very well formed curls on the ends. The back leg was peened through the handle and also has a curl on the end. The toaster is 15" long x 5 1/4" wide. C. 1760-1800. For a very similar example, see Neumann's Early American Antique Country Furnishings pg. 194.

Price: $275.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

AMERICAN SIGNED CAST IRON TILTER TEA KETTLE

Tilter tea kettles are not very common, especially American and signed by the maker. This one is signed with the initials J.K. in a rope oval. There is a period repair to one of the handle brackets that broke off, possibly at the time it was made. The bracket was reattached tight to the original by drilling a hole and fastening on the inside. It is hardly noticeable (see the close-up photo). The kettle is 13 1/2" across the spout and 10" diameter in the middle. It weighs an impressive 15 lbs. empty! Rare form, c. 1760-1780.

Price: $425.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

YELLOW WARE POSSET CUP

Posset was a British hot drink of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, which was popular from medieval times to the middle of the 19th century. Posset cups, as the name implies, were used to drink the posset. The widely flaring rim is unusual. Yellow ware posset cups are quite rare. The posset cup is in very good condition but there is an early chip repair under the rim that on shows when the cup is turned upside down (see last photo).

Price: $85.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware

TWO YELLOW WARE PIE BIRDS OR PIE FUNNELS

Pie birds were placed on top of a pie to vent the steam while the pie baked to keep the crust from rising. These piebirds are both marked NUTBROWN. The Nutbrown manufacturing company was located in England. The pie birds are in very good condition with only 3 very tiny glaze flakes on the rim of the one on the right. The flakes are only 1/16 - 1/8" at most and hardly noticeable. They are about 3" tall. Early 20th century. Sold as a pair or individually.

Price: $65.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware

TREEN PAINTED PIGMENT JAR

This is one of the best treen covered jars that I have owned. It is made of Maple and has its original red dye stained lid. There are traces of a red pigment inside that may be Carmine, a bright red pigment obtained from the Cochineal bug, that was is used in rouge and other cosmetics and food products. The lathe turned jar is 3 ½” tall x 3” bottom diameter and is in excellent condition. Rare shape, c. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $135.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Paint

GLASS DUTCH CASE GIN BOTTLE

This is an excellent example of a Dutch case Gin bottle. It is black (olive) glass and has a glass seal with "Blankenheym & Nolet" on the seal, a Dutch company. The bottle is 11 inches tall with a 2 3/4" square base and has a polished pontil. The condition is excellent, c. 1780’s.

Price: $165.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Tavern Bottles Glass

HAND CARVED TREEN BEAVER

Skillfully hand carved from Walnut, this beaver has very good detail. It is 4 3/4” tall x 5 1/2” long x 2 1/2” wide and dates c. late 19th or early 20th century. Wonderful example of early folk art.

Price: $95.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Folk Art

TREEN HAND CARVED APPLE SPICE JAR

A one of a kind table spice jar with a lid in the shape of an apple. The apple was carved out of a single piece of wood, possibly a burl. The jar is 2 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" in diameter. It retains its original reddish/brown paint with the best dry surface. The spice jar had cinnamon and sugar in it when I bought it, but could have been used to hold tea or spices. The jar dates from 18th to early 19th century and is in excellent condition.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Paint Folk Art

18th c. WROUGHT IRON PIE CRIMPER, EX. HOWARD ROTH

This is a very early pie crimper with a faceted ball end that is a known Portsmouth, NH form. It is 7" long and dates from the 18th century. The crimper was whitesmith made with file marks on the yoke. There is what looks like a W on both sides of cross hatching that may be a maker's mark. Ex. Howard Roth collection.

Price: SOLD Thank You!

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Kitchen

18TH CENTURY COPPER DRY MEASURE

This is an early copper Dry Measure, hand wrought dovetailed construction with riveted heart-shaped handle end and applied base. Wonderful unpolished natural patina. Large size at 8” tall x 8 ½” diameter. c. 1750-1800. Great condition, no issues.

Price: $125.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Copper Kitchen

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD COPPER STILL

A very rare American Revolutionary War period copper still in excellent condition. Still such as this were filled with water and fermentable ingredients in the morning and then either placed in a wagon or carried on a soldiers back pack during the day. At the evening encampment, the still was heated over a fire to distill off the alcohol that had formed by fermentation during the day. Wonderful dovetailed construction. The still is a larger size, 8" tall, and dates c. 1780.

Price: $295.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Copper Tavern Rev. War

YELLOW WARE PUDDING MOLD

Not too common in yellow ware, especially with handles, is this American pudding mold. It is also known as a "Turk's Hat" because of the semblance of a turban. The mold is in excellent condition with just the expected wear from use. The mold is 10 1/2 x 4" and dates from mid-to late 19th century.

Price: $95.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware Kitchen

18th c. NEW ENGLAND TREEN SUGAR BOWL with LID

The surface of this treen sugar bowl has worn smooth as silk from use at the table. It was turned on an early lathe from a single piece of Walnut, forming a series of concentric rings. The sugar bowl is 5 x 3 1/4" tall. The condition is very good but there are 2 wood filed period crack repairs in the base. The lidded sugar has good shrinkage. The lid fits snuggly on the base. This sugar bowl dates c. 1750-1780.

Price: $210.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Boxes

18TH C. HORSEHAIR BRUSH

Horsehair brush, all original, excellent condition, hand sewn bristles in wooden frame, 18th - early 19th century, 6 x 2 1/8” wide.

Price: $75.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

FOOT STOOL with ORIGINAL OXBLOOD RED PAINT

Foot stool or gout stool with wonderful boot jack ends and the best dry red original paint. The stool is 13 x 6 1/2 x 6 7/8” tall and has early square nails. There is a tight crack along one side board that is hardly noticeable. 18th century, no issues.

Price: $125.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware Paint

WROUGHT IRON SPIDER SKILLET with LONG LEGS

This is a very hard to find wrought iron spider skillet with 3 long legs. It is 8” diameter x 7” tall with a 10” handle and is maker signed “WHIT??” on handle. It is all original with no repairs or damage. 18th c. American, New England.

Price: $255.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

SLIDE LID CANDLEBOX in ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT

This is a wonderful medium sized candle box that is unusually deep. It is of PA origin and has its original green paint. The candle box was constructed using small iron cut nails and is 8 5/8”L x 5 5/8”H x 6 5/8” W. There is a small sliver of wood missing from back left side top track as shown in the pictures that doesn't affect the closing of the lid. This candle box dates from the mid-1800s.

Price: $135.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

18TH CENTURY SIGNED CHECKERBOARD

It isn't often that I find a 18th century checkerboard. This one is made of American White Pine and has breadboard sides that are fastened with early iron cut nails. This rare checkerboard is signed along the edge “I. Smith” in black paint. The board has good shrinkage and a very dry surface. Measuring 13 1/2 x 13”, the board was painted with red wash then black painted squares were added. The condition is very good. It looks like the back side was used as a cutting board as there are chop marks on it. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $245.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Games Paint

PEWTER CHARGER, 16 1/2 INCH DIAMETER

One of the best pewter chargers that I have owned. It has a wide flat brim with a single reed on the underside. A very large size, 16 ½ inches diameter and in very good condition with the best unpolished surface. 18th century.

Price: $225.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Pewter

PEWTER BEAKER/MUG, ENGLISH

This is a very good English 1/2 pint pewter beaker or mug. It is hallmarked on below the rim with 4 different marks. The beaker dates c. 1780’s and is 3 5/8" tall x 3 1/2” diameter base. It has the best unpolished surface, just the way we like to have them. There are no condition issues.

Price: $55.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Pewter

PEWTER TANKARD, SIGNED C. H. and DATED 1776

A wonderful pewter tankard with the best form. This is most probably German from the style although it is not marked. The tankard is initialed C. H. and dated 1746 on the lid. It is engraved with floral designs on the front with the words “Aus Liebe” engraved in a shield. The tankard is 10” tall with a 4 5/8” base diameter. Condition is great with an unpolished surface.

Price: $175.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Pewter

SMALL TRENCHER with the Best NATURAL SURFACE

Early New England Maple trencher. Rare smaller size at just 17” x 9 ½” x 3 ½”, ca. 1860-1880. The trencher was hand carved and shaped into an oval form with canted ends. An early brass hanger was added at some point in its history so it could be hung on a wall. The trencher has the best natural darkened patina. The condition is good but it does have a ¾” age crack in rim and a tight 2" split along the edge that is hardly noticeable and may have been secured with glue. More pictures are available.

Price: $125.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Trenchers

WONDERFUL 18th CENTURY TURNED and HAND PLANED BOWL

The best Cherry lathe turned and hand planed small bowl that was possibly used to chop herbs. The outside has the best hand planed surface. The bowl is 10 x 10 7/8 x 2 1/4” tall and has a 1" rim and dates to c. 1740-1760. It has a wonderful patina and a very dry surface. There is no damage.

Price: $175.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Bowls

TIN WITCHES HAT CAMPHENE CHAMBER LAMP

Camphene lamps required a taller wick tube than whale oil lamps because the camphene was much more flammable than whale oil. These very small lamps with a finger ring were used in early 19th century taverns and inns. A. Hayward in Colonia and Early American Lighting writes that the bar keeper would hand the guests one of these small lamps at night to light their way up to the upstairs bedrooms. This example retains most of its original black Japanned surface and is 6 1/4" tall and has a 6" diameter base. This lamp dates to the early 19th century. Very good condition with its threaded brass burner/oil reservoir cap working freely.

Price: $155.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

TIGER MAPLE TASTING SPOON/LADLE

The tiger graining in this ladle is outstanding! The ladle was hand carved and has a most unusual spoon end. The spoon end is rectangular in shape and deep, perhaps because the piece of wood that it was carved from was too narrow to form a more typical shaped spoon. The ladle is 13 1/2" long with a 2 x 3 1/2 x 1" spoon end. It is in excellent condition with only minor use wear. Possibly Native American made. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $155.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Tiger Maple

SINGLE TIN CANDLE MOLD

Single tin candle molds are very hard to find, at least I don't find them often. This one has all the whistles and bells going for it. It was made of heavy gauge tinned iron by a skilled tinsmith. It has a fluted top and a wonderful ring handle. All original and there are no repairs. The mold is 10 1/2" long and dates to the 19th century.

Price: $135.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Tin Early Lighting

NE CHIP CARVED 18TH CENTURY BUSK with INITIALS

This is one of the best wooden busks that I have found. It is made of Maple and likely was made by a sailor for someone special in his life. The chip carving is outstanding with open and closed diamonds carved in the form of a + and X separated by vertical elements. There are initials J + H + D carved on the reverse. The busk has 2 flowing curves to fit the contour of the wearer. The busk is 10 3/4 x 1 5/8" and is from the 18th or early 19th century. This busk came out an old collection in Rochester, NY.

Price: $365.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

SMALL BURL COVERED SPICE or STORAGE JAR

Carved out of one piece of wood, this early burl covered spice or storage jar has a wonderful grain pattern. The patina is great with a nice mellow, very smooth from wear, surface. The cover fits on the base very nicely. The condition is very good. There is one area where there is a natural surface crevice that has been there from the day it was made. The size is 3 1/4 x 3" in diameter. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $45.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

AMERICAN WALL SALT BOX with a HEART

It looks like this wall hanging salt box was made for someone special. It has a wonderful cut out heart design and a lollipop back board. The wood is Pine and the natural dry surface has the best patina. It is 12 x 6 1/4 x 4 3/4" deep and dates to the 18th century. The box is in very good condition but the bottom of the salt box does have cracks that are the result of holding salt for a couple hundred years (see the last photo). A very hard to find item.

Price: $275.00

2018-Apr-15 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

18TH CENTURY PIPE BOX

Wonderful 18th century English pipe box with the best form, canted on sides and front. Made of mahogany or walnut with a pine back and veneered top front and secured with tiny cut nails. It has its original shellac or varnish finish. Size is 18 1/2” x 7 1/4” wide lid x 5” deep. There is a small splinter off the edge of base in back, and a very small chip repair to front edge near the base. This pipe box dates to c.1780.

Price: $450.00

2018-Apr-06 10:30am EDT | Tags : Woodenware Boxes

SWING HANDLED BUCKET with RED PAINT

A hard to find wooden swing handle bucket with its original red paint. The color is hard to capture in a photo. The first 2 photos are taken without flash and are pretty close to true red color. It never had a lid. The bucket is 11 1/2” in diameter x 7 1/2” tall and has single lapped band. Constructed with early square nails. Button pegs in the handle fastened inside with pegs. There is minor roughness around base from use and shrinkage of the bottom boards has created gaps around the edges. Nice early 19th century item.

Price: $275.00

2018-Apr-05 10:45am EDT | Tags : Paint Treen

BRASS WEDDING BAND HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICK

Early brass wedding band hog scraper candlestick. The candlestick is 7 1/4” and is unsigned. The wedding band is brass and seamed. Original untouched surface with original bluing on underside of base from heat during forging. The candlestick is all original with no issues. It dates from 18th to early 19th century and most likely American. It never had a chair hook.

Price: $275.00

2018-Apr-05 07:45am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

BOTTOM OF STACK BALE HANDLED PANTRY, ORIGINAL BLUE

Very good bale handled pantry box with its original blue paint that has oxidized to near black over the years. There are traces of the blue color, especially on the bottom. The pantry box is 11 3/4" diameter x 6 3/4” tall. It was constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. Other than some paint wear, there is no damage. Early to mid-19th century. The photos were taken outside in the sunshine without flash to try to capture the true color of the box.

Price: $450.00

2018-Mar-31 11:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

EARLY MAPLE BOWL in ORIGINAL TEAL BLUE/GREEN PAINT

A hard to find color, this bowl is in its original teal green milk paint. It has a 1” stress crack in the rim that looks like it has been there a very long time. It has a good dry surface and the paint is very hard. Size is 12-12 3/4" x 3” tall. Mid-19th century.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-Mar-31 11:30am EDT | Tags : Paint Bowls Treen

BALE HANDLED PANTRY BOX in WINDSOR GREEN PAINT

One of the best bale handled pantry box I have found in awhile. It has its original Windsor green paint that shows good wear and is very dry. The pantry box is early and has thick nice walls. It is 11 1/2" in diameter x 6 1/2” tall. Construction is lapped bands with iron nails. There is no damage and no repairs. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $350.00

2018-Mar-31 11:30am EDT | Tags : Paint Boxes Treen

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD RUNDLET in EARLY PAINT

This very good rundlet canteen retains its early, possibly original, very dry red and black paint. The rundlet is 4 1/2 - 5" diameter x 3 1/2” wide. The condition is very good. C.1750-1840. This rundlet was purchased several years from The Country Gentlemen/Robert Strauss.

Price: $495.00

2018-Mar-16 02:26pm EDT | Tags : Rev. War Paint

STAVED TAVERN TANKARD

An American early staved wooden tankard that would have been used in a 18th century tavern or inn. The handle is carved as one of the staves. Its wide bentwood bands have locked lap construction and are tight. The wooden peg that would have held the lid on the handle is missing. The lid has been sanded slightly on the inside edge for some unknown reason. The tankard is 8 1/2” tall x 8” dia. at top and dates from the late 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $295.00

2018-Mar-16 01:28pm EDT | Tags : Treen Tavern Rev. War

VERY RARE ASH BURL LADLE with BIRD EFFIGY

Ash burl American Indian ladles are hard to find and are very much sought after. This Native American made ash burl ladle has abstract carved effigy bird head on the end of the handle. It has a wonderful natural dry patina with numerous "eyes" in the burl. There is a natural gap in the end of the bowl that was there when the ladle was made. 18th to early 19th century. The ladle is 10” long and 5” wide.

Price: $895.00

2018-Mar-15 01:03pm EDT | Tags : Treen Burl

NATIVE AMERICAN LADLE

This is a very good early ladle made of maple. It is American Indian made and is 9 1/4" with a 4 1/2" wide scoop. It has a slightly slight oily feel, likely from being used to mix butter or some similar foods. This ladle dates from late 18th to early 19th c.

Price: $95.00

2018-Mar-15 12:50pm EDT | Tags : Treen

CANOE CUP

A very good canoe cup or noggin cup made from a maple burl. This one has a leather strap with the original brass clip to attach it to a belt. These were used to dip water from lakes or streams for a drink by early explorers or riflemen as they traveled through the wildernesses. This one is in excellent condition with a super natural surface and patina. It is 6” across the handle with a 4” diameter cup. American and 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $375.00

2018-Mar-15 12:43pm EDT | Tags : Treen

TRANSITIONAL BETTY LAMP

This is an early transitional form of Betty lamp from the earlier open pan lamp to an enclosed elongated pan without the metal channel to hold the wick as found in the later Betty lamps. This example has double hangars, 1 twisted and 1 “snake” shaped. This example has extended shape with a hinged lid but no metal wick holder. It is 3” wide x 5 ¼” long and the hanging height is about 12". Quite unusual and dates to the early to mid-18th century.

Price: $195.00

2018-Mar-12 03:21pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

AMERICAN SAVES-ALL FORM TIN CHAMBER STICK

This tin chamber stick form candle holder is unusual in that it has a saves-all type candle socket. A saves-all is a type of candle socket used in the 18th and early 19th century to hold small candles that have been burned down too short for standard candle sockets. This lighting device has a 7” diameter dish. handled. Early to mid-19th century. No condition issues.

Price: $195.00

2018-Mar-12 03:04pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

RARE AMERICAN WALL DRIVEN CANDLE SPIKE, SIGNED

A very scarce lighting device, this wall driven wood and iron candleholder has a wrought iron spike in the end so it can be driven into a timber. The owner's or maker's initials, A.L., are carved into handle. The lighting device is 12 1/2” long. The condition is very good with nothing other than the expected wear. American, c. 1700-1750. A very similar example is shown and described in "Making Fire & Light in the Home Pre-1820" by J. Casual.

Price: $275.00

2018-Mar-12 02:46pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

RUSH LIGHT with WOODEN BASE

One of the nicest American rush lights I have found recently. It has its original walnut base with a hand wrought iron rush holder and a counterweight arm with a faceted ball that are found on early 18th century rushlights. The rush light is 9 1/2" tall with a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" base. Wonderful condition.

Price: $375.00

2018-Mar-12 02:39pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

EARLY PANTRY BOX in BLACK PAINT

Early thick walled pantry box with black paint over the original red. The black has been on the box for a long time. The outline of a hand painted floral scene can be seen under black paint on lid. The box is 6 5/8 x 3” tall and is in very good condition. Early 19th century.

Price: $255.00

2018-Mar-09 04:31pm EST | Tags : Boxes Paint

CUTLERY TOTE in ORIGINAL YELLOW PAINT

A very good early cutlery tote in original yellow paint with mustard wiggly lines designs. Small cut nail construction. The tote is 13" x 10” wide and was found in Maine. Mid-19th century.

Price: $245.00

2018-Mar-09 02:15pm EST | Tags : Woodenware Paint

CHILDS WASHSTAND in BLUE PAINT

Child’s washstand, blue painted metal construction, hole for wash basin, white enamel basin, shelf on backsplash for soap and shelf on base for a pitcher, 19” tall x 16” wide, ca. early 20th century.

Price: $150.00

2018-Mar-09 02:11pm EST | Tags : Childs Paint

AMERICAN 18TH C. CHILD'S TOY TREEN RATTLE

A wonderful American, New England, child's treen rattle made like a puzzle with all interlocking hand carved pieces. It is made of pine and is 6 1/2” long. These rattles are attributed to being made in the Portsmouth, NH area. Condition is excellent. The rattle dates to the 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $155.00

2018-Mar-08 05:30pm EST | Tags : Toys Childs

EARLY TOTE OR TABLE SPICE BOX in ORIGINAL BLUE

This mid-19th century pine wood divided tote may have been used for table spices or to separate seeds for planting. The cleanliness of the bottom suggests that it was used inside only. It has its original nicely worn blue paint and a very dry surface with good wear from many years of use. The center divider is mortised into the side boards, the rest of the box has rabbet joints with early small square nails and a few added later nails. The box is 11 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 4 3/4" tall at handle. The color isn't quite as light as in the first photo. More photos available. From an old collection in Deilhi, NY. Only the box is for sale.

Price: $175.00

2018-Mar-06 07:09am EST | Tags : Paint Woodenware Boxes

EARLY TIGER MAPLE STIRRING STICK

This early maple wood stirring stick has the best tiger maple graining. It is 22” long and the flat paddle is 2 1/8” wide x 12” long. The handle has a wonderful heart shaped end with a hole for hanging. The paddle has great patina. This paddle dates from the late 18th or early 19th century. Very rare to find these in Tiger maple.

Price: $125.00

2018-Mar-05 01:00pm EST | Tags : Tiger Maple Treen

BOTTOM OF STACK FIRKIN in ORIGINAL SALMON PAINT

Large firkin in original salmon paint, 11 1/8” top diameter x 12 1/8” bottom diameter x12 1/2" height, dovetailed staves, all nail construction, button pegs in the handle with square nails holding the pegs in place, 2 fingered bands on bottom and 1 fingered band on top of base, lid has a single fingered band, top of base was turned smaller but looks original, 9” strip of lid edge is missing, normal wear overall, mid-19th c. More photos are available.

Price: $495.00

2018-Mar-04 01:03pm EST | Tags : Paint Firkins

LOLLIPOP BACK LIDDED CANDLE BOX or PIPE BOX

Early New England lollipop back lidded wall box for storage of candles. Constructed of white pine with both square and T-head nails. The surface is very smooth from 200 years of use. The box measures 11 1/4” to top of lollipop x 5” wide x 4 3/4” deep at lid. It is canted on 3 sides and the lid is hinged with 2 square nails. The box has the best natural patina with no issues. It dates early to mid-19th century.

Price: $245.00

2018-Mar-03 02:30pm EST | Tags : Boxes Woodenware

CAT or WARMING STAND for HEARTH

A very uncommon item, this plate stand or warming stand is referred to as a CAT. The term CAT came about because it will always sit the same no matter which legs are used, analogous to a cat always landing on its feet. This CAT is American and made of Maple wood. It is 6 ¾” tall x 8” wide. The legs are lathe turned and are all the same. A CAT sat on the hearth to hold plates as they warmed from the fire. Quiet a scarce item. C.1750-1790. No damage or repairs. Redware plate is listed separately and is not included with the CAT.

Price: 295.00 CAT only

2018-Mar-03 01:56pm EST | Tags : Hearth Treen

DUTCH OR ENGLISH MID-DRIP BRASS CANDLESTICK

Offered is a very rare brass Dutch or English mid-drip candlestick. This form of candlestick was used in the 17th and up to the mid-18th century. It is 7 1/2” tall. Excellent all original condition. I love the form of this candlestick, a little less formal than most, it would fit nicely into a country primitive setting. C. 1680 - 1750.

Price: $625.00

2018-Feb-27 01:51pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting

SMALL DOUBLE BULLSEYE PUNCHED TIN LANTERN

Very hard to find small punched tin double bullseye lantern with a rare attached chimney. The larger bullseye is is etched. The etching appears to have been intentionally done when it was made as there are no indications that the glass has been removed and the nature of the etching indicates that it was done chemically. The smaller bullseye is clear. The lantern is all original and there is no candle socket as it used a sit-in candle holder. The lantern is American and has its original black paint. The lantern is 12” tall x 5 1/4” diameter and is in excellent condition and the door works as it should. Early 19th century. More photos are available that show interior and base. A rare find in early lighting.

Price: 295.00 (SALE PRICE $245)

2018-Feb-27 01:30pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

LARGE DUTCH APOTHECARY or STORAGE JAR, DATED 1726

A rare survivor, this Dutch apothecary jar, dated 1726 or 1746 is 8” tall x 6” diameter opening. The paint colors are yellow, blue, mustard, and white. It is in very good condition with no repairs or restorations and a few very small chips on foot rim. Early Dutch pottery items are very hard to find, especially large pieces that are usually in collections. More photos available.

Price: $1395.00

2018-Feb-25 01:14pm EST | Tags : Dutch Pottery

AMERICAN COLONIAL WROUGHT IRON FLOOR CANDLESTAND

This early wrought iron floor candlestand is American, possibly from PA, and completely hand wrought by a skilled blacksmith in the early to mid 18th century. It is 57 1/2” tall. The double candle bracket is 14 1/2” across and the double spring adjustment bracket is 3 x 6”. The wax drip pan is 4 1/2” diameter and it takes a 1” candle. Wonderful surface and workmanship with great hammer marks throughout. There are no repairs or restorations. C. 1700-1750. A wonderful example of American colonial lighting. More photos are available.

Price: SOLD Thank You!

2018-Feb-11 02:25pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting Iron

MATCHING 19TH CENTURY APOTHECARY JARS

A wonderful matched pair of 19th century apothecary jars with tin lids. The jars were blown molded into a mold with a flat bottom. The glass is wavy with the expected distortions and wriggles. The mouths are ground slightly to flatten and have tiny nicks on the inside edges from use but nothing sharp that would cut. The jars are 7 1/2" tall with a 4" top diameter and a 5 1/2" bottom diameter. The tin lids look like they were japanned originally but it has largely worn away. Sold by the pair or individually.

Price: $145 each or both for $250 plus shipping

2018-Feb-10 02:36pm EST | Tags : Glass Kitchen

AMERICAN TIN TOLE PAINTED MINIATURE BOX

Very small tin over sheet iron miniature dome lidded box. Soldered joints. Hinged lid with soldered ring handle. Painted black with yellow leaves on top of lid and yellow striping around body. Painted decoration on the front has worn away. Very good structural condition. 2.8” wide x 2” tall x 1.9” deep. Circa 1830-1850

Price: $65.00

2018-Feb-09 09:00am EST | Tags : Tin Toleware Miniature

MINIATURE TIN TOLE BREAD TRAY

Miniature bread tray, painted tin over sheet iron, rolled edges with wire reenforcement, soldered joints, original black with red, yellow, and green decorations, 6 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4” tall. c. 1810-1830. Very rare miniature item. American. New England.

Price: $195.00

2018-Feb-09 09:00am EST | Tags : Tin Miniature Toleware

MINIATURE CHILD'S PAINTED TIN TEAPOT

Very early miniature child's tin teapot with early green paint over the original tole painted designs. The teapot is only 3” tall. There are some paint losses, mostly on one side. The rolled seams and soldered joints are all tight. Never had a finial. Only very minor rust. A very rare early c. 1810-1830 miniature child's tin tole teapot. American, New England.

Price: $145.00

2018-Feb-09 09:00am EST | Tags : Tin Miniature Toleware

MINIATURE OR CHILD'S TIN TEAPOT

Very early child’s tin teapot in a very rare form. It has applied decorative feet and ornate finial on the lid. It is made of tin plated sheet iron. The spout and handle are rolled and folded. There are no issues. American, c.1830-1840. It is about 5” tall. Rare to find in this size and condition.

Price: $150.00

2018-Feb-09 09:00am EST | Tags : Miniature Tin Childs

RARE CHILD'S ROLLING PIN, MINIATURE

This is a very rare child’s or miniature rolling pin. The rolling pin was expertly lathe turned with incised rings on the handles out of pine. It is 8 1/4” long x 1 1/4” diameter. The rolling pin was used as it shows good wear. Likely used by a young girl along side her mother. American, early 19th century.

Price: $55.00

2018-Feb-09 09:00am EST | Tags : Miniature Childs Treen

IRON WEDDING BAND HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICK

18th century iron wedding band hog scraper candlesticks are quite rare compared to ones with a brass wedding band. The candlestick is 7 3/4” tall and has a signed tab and its original chair hook. Wonderful original naturally oxidized surface.There are no restorations and no issues. 18th c., American.

Price: $345.00

2018-Feb-01 07:16am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

TIN CANDLE SNUFFER with ATTACHED HANDLE

This is a little smaller candle snuffer that is made of tin plated sheet iron. It has an attached loop handle. This snuffer is 2 1/4 x 1 1/8” diameter and made of folded and soldered tin. No condition issues. 18th early 19th century.

Price: $150.00

2018-Jan-28 11:21am EST | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

WITCHES HAT TIN CANDLE SNUFFER with HANDLE

Early candle snuffer made of tin plated sheet iron. It has an attached loop handle. 3” x 1 1/8” diameter. Folder and soldered seams. Very good condition with no issues. 18th early 19th century.

Price: $150.00

2018-Jan-28 11:17am EST | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

CIVIL WAR PERIOD KNIFE and FORK SET, BONE HANDLES

Wonderful Civil War period bone handled cutlery set, 6 knives and 6 forks, the forks are 3-tined. The handles are secured with inlaid pewter elements. The knives are marked Meriden Cutlery Company. That company was located in Meriden, CT. The knives are 9 ½” long and the forks are 7 ½”. One of the knives has a crack in the handle from the pewter rivet. These date to c. 1855-1875. Hard to find set.

Price: $150.00

2018-Jan-20 02:45pm EST | Tags : Kitchen

MAPLE SUGAR MOLD WITH HEARTS, RARE DOUBLE SIDED

One of the best hearts maple sugar mold. It is rare find one with both halves still together as they were originally made. This mold is a nice smaller size, 12 x 2 x 7/8” thick, and is made of walnut. It is American and being made of walnut it is possibly of PA origin. It dates to late 18th or early 19th c. There is an added hanger hook on the top.

Price: $250.00

2018-Jan-20 02:45pm EST | Tags : Treen Kitchen

EARLY FORGED IRON HEART SHAPED TRIVET

Hand forged iron trivet with a heart shape. The trivet is a size at 6” long x 5 1/2” wide x 1 1/2" tall. It was blacksmith made in the 18th or early 19th century and is American, possibly with a PA origin. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $195.00

2018-Jan-06 11:50am EST | Tags : Iron

FORGED IRON HANDLED HEART TRIVET

Very hard to find American handled trivet with a heart shape. All hand forged iron by a blacksmith in the 18th or early 19th century. The trivet is 11 1/2” long x 4 1/2” wide x 2 1/4" tall. It is in excellent condition. Possibly PA origin.

Price: $225.00

2018-Jan-06 11:50am EST | Tags : Iron

EARLY FORGED IRON WIRE BETTY LAMP OR UTENSIL RACK

A very early hand forged wire Betty lamp or utensil hanging rack. Completely blacksmith made with some of the wires having been twisted. Dimensions are: 14" wide x 9” tall x 1 1/4" deep. These uncommon racks would have been hung near the hearth to provide light and utensils for cooking meals. 18th century and possibly PA origin. Listing is for utensil rack only. The Betty lamp, fat lamp and fork can be purchased separately. Please inquire.

Price: $225.00

2018-Jan-03 02:32pm EST | Tags : Iron Hearth Early Lighting

PANTRY BOX with ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT, 19th C.

A very nice, early pantry box with original or early green paint. It was constructed with copper nails and wooden pegs, typical of Shaker made pantry boxes. The box is 5 7/8” x 2 1/2” tall. There is an early paper laid in bottom that is easily removed. There are no condition issues with this late 19th century pantry box.

Price: $225.00

2017-Nov-23 10:37am EST | Tags : Treen Boxes Paint

VERY RARE 18th WROUGHT IRON SCOOP

A very rare hand forged iron curved scoop for skimming cream from milk or for scooping potatoes or other food from bowl. I have seen reference to both uses for this rare utensil. The scoop is 14” long and is marked with an X. American, New England. A very rare form dating from mid to late 18th century. The scoop has been cleaned leaving a sheen.

Price: $295.00

2017-Nov-16 07:15am EST | Tags : Iron

RARE CAST IRON SCALLOPED PLATE, Ex. Howard Roth

This is a 18th century cast iron plate with a rare scalloped edge. The plate is 9 ½” diameter and is in excellent condition. Most cast iron plates from this period have a smooth edge. This plate is American, New England, and was acquired from the Howard Roth collection.

Price: $395.00

2017-Nov-16 07:06am EST | Tags : Iron

VERY RARE BLACK ASH BURL MINIATURE BOWL, 18TH C.

This small black ash burl bowl is a very rare form. It was hand carved I believe, there are no markings a lathe would leave, and very thin, only about 1/8" thick. It is light as a feather from being so thin and dry. It is a rare small size, only 5 1/4" diameter x 2 1/8" tall, and has the best untouched natural surface patina. The condition is excellent with lots of eyes and no damage. There is a natural hole from a knot in the burl. It is American and possibly Woodlands Native American made. 18th century. I have never owned a burl bowl this thin.

Price: $495.00

2017-Nov-13 07:08am EST | Tags : Burl Treen Bowls

REDWARE PIPE BOWL

A not too common Redware pipe bowl, 3” long x 1 3/4” tall, excellent condition. For use in the 19th century, a wooden or clay pipe stem would have been attached to the bowl. Numerous potteries in New England made pipe bowls throughout the 19th century.

Price: $45.00

2017-Nov-12 08:27am EST | Tags : Redware

ROUND 12 TUBE CANDLE MOLD

Round candle molds are not too common. This one is a very good 12 tube example from the mid to late 19th century. It is 10 1/2” tall x 5 3/4” diameter crimped top and base. There are no issues to point out. Wonderful untouched surface.

Price: $225.00

2017-Nov-05 01:01pm EST | Tags : Tin Early Lighting

18TH CENTURY BOOTJACK with ROSEHEAD NAILS

This early to mid-18th century bootjack was made using very large rosehead nails. There is a forged iron brace to reinforce the wood where the heel would go in removing the boot. The condition is very good and the patina is outstanding. A wonderful example of early 18th century ingenuity and workmanship. 21 ½” L x 5 ½” wide.

Price: $225.00

2017-Nov-04 10:33am EDT | Tags : Woodenware Rosehead Nails

TREEN PEPPERMILL, 19th century

This early, American, treen peppermill was made of Walnut with iron works. The wear and patina from much use since it was made in the 19th century, c.1850-1880. It is completely untouched and in is original working condition. It is filled by lifting the little treen plug in the top and pouring the peppercorns into the grinding chamber. It still grinds peppercorns very well. The mill is 3 ½” tall x 2 ¼” diameter. Quite rare to find in this condition.

Price: $125.00

2017-Oct-29 12:48pm EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchen

LIDDED SAFFRON OR SPICE JAR

A great early treen spice or Saffron jar with its original crackled varnish surface. The jar was made of maple wood. It is painted yellow inside and on the base only, typical for spice containers of this period. The jar was lathe turned in 3 pieces, the lid, pedestal and bowl. It is 6 1/4” tall x 3 3/4” lid diameter. The only issue is minor and is on the inside where the pedestal has slightly raised into the bowl from shrinkage. Early 19th century, c.1820-1840. A wonderful early treen item.

Price: $195.00

2017-Oct-29 08:40am EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchen

AMERICAN COUNTRY TIN TOLE PAINTED CANISTER

American painted tin over iron. Soldered joints. Painted black with red, green and yellow painted floral decorations. The canister is 7 ¼” tall x 4 ¼” diameter and is in very good condition. The lid comes off easily but fits snugly. ca. 1820-1840.

Price: $195.00

2017-Oct-22 04:00pm EDT | Tags : Tin Paint Toleware

CIVIL WAR PRISONER WHIMSEY

Folk Art whimsey, pine, original brown stain, hand carved by a Civil War prisoner, ball in cage, 8 1/2” long x 1” wide cage. This is a wonderful example of folk art hand carved by a prisoner to help him pass the time of day. Excellent condition and patina. Not too common.

Price: $75.00

2017-Oct-12 11:29am EDT | Tags : Folk Art Paint Childs

EARLY FOLK ART CARVED LEOPARD

This is an early folk art American hand carved Leopard, New England, 19th century. It is 10 1/2” long x 2 1/4” wide x 5 1/4” tall and has its original brown paint. It was skillfully chip carved with exceptional detail from a single piece of very light wood. There are minor chips on ears, the tail was broken in 3 pcs and glued back together. The top teeth are missing and it was broken off base at some point and glued back on. In my opinion, these issues sound much worse that they actually are for a piece of this caliber. It was probably played with over the years and suffered the damage as a result. This piece dates to the last half of the 19th century.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-23 08:31am EDT | Tags : Folk Art

BERRY OR FRUIT PICKING BASKET with GREEN PAINT

This berry or fruit picking basket is very similar to other one that I have listed but is earlier and has green cross bands. It was constructed using square nails and has its original red stain with green cross pieces and bands. It is 6” tall x 7” top diameter. It has no damage and a very very dry surface. This box dates from mid to late 19th century. Plastic apples not included.

Price: $125.00

2017-Sep-22 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

BERRY OR FRUIT PICKING BASKET with RED PAINT

This small basket was used to pick berries or other fruit such as apples or cherries or currents, etc. It retains its original red stain that is very dry and shows good honest wear. The basket is in good condition with only a small piece missing from one stave. The size is 6” tall x 7” diameter and it has early staple construction. Late 19th century. Plastic apples are not included.

Price: $95.00

2017-Sep-22 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

BUTTER STAMP with CARVED NAME AND FLORAL DESIGN

This butter print is one the rarest that I have owned and the only one with a carved name as part of the design. The print was entirely hand carved from a block of what appears to be maple wood. The name, MARIA CALVO is deeply relief carved around a central carved flower design. The top side has a carved "loop" handle, the only one of this type I have found. The handle broke off at some point and was reattached using early tiny nails. The handle is very tight and secure. There are a few inactive Powder Post Beetle holes on the top side. The size is 4 1/4" in diameter x 1 3/4" tall. This print dates to early 19th century.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Butter Stamp

RARE SMALL SHAKER FIRKIN with NATURAL SURFACE

Here is a very hard to find smaller sized Shaker firkin. The surface has a wonderful, very dry, natural patina that is a dark brown color. At first glance, it looks like it has brown paint but it is only the natural oxidized color of this early firkin. The firkin is 6 1/4" tall x 5 3/4" top and 6 1/4" bottom diameter. The condition is quite good but the bottom band has a sliver of wood missing as shown in the photos and the tips of a couple of the bands are missing. One copper nail was replaced in the 19th century with an early iron nail. The bale hand is fastened with the typical Shaker diamond escutcheon. Mid-19th century.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Shaker Woodenware Firkins

CAST IRON PORRINGER

This is an early cast iron porringer. Porringers were shallow bowls with flat handles that were used for eating (stews, porridge, pudding), drinking (beer, wine, cider), and measuring. They continued to be used in American until about 1825. This one is marked on the bottom, A.K. & Sons, No. 2 and there is a long gate across the base. Size is 6 1/4” diameter. 18th century, c. 1770-1825.

Price: $165.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGH IRON FOOD CHOPPER

An indispensable item in the early American kitchen during food preparation was the food chopper. These are the items that made all those chop marks/cuts in our wooden bowls. They were used to chop vegetables, nuts, fruit, meats, etc. This one, with its wrought iron handle and blade was blacksmith made. It is 6 ¾” wide x 2 ½” blade x 4” tall, 18th or early 19th century. No condition issues.

Price: $45.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGHT IRON KETTLE STAND OR TRIVET

Kettle stands or trivets were used to sit hot kettles or pans on during cooking on the hearth. This one was made of hand forged iron and has the best curled ends on legs. It is taller than ones commonly seen and likely was used over a pile of hot coals to cook food. It has 3 legs that are peened to through the ring, a 5” diameter ring and is 8 1/4” tall. It looks crooked in the photo but that is just the camera angle. One leg wiggles very slightly but is solidly fastened to the ring. 18th or early 19th century. Hard to find size.

Price: $150.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGHT IRON ASH SHOVEL OR SCOOP

An ash scoop or shovel was used at the hearth to move hot coals around or to remove the ashes when finished cooking a meal. This is a super wrought iron example with rat tail handle. The scoop has riveted construction and the initials “N G I” on the handle. It is 15 ½” long and the scoop is 7 ½” x 5 ½”. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $75.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

HEARTH COOKING FORK. EX-HOWARD ROTH COLLECTION

Large wrought iron forks such as this example were used when cooking on the hearth to lift pieces of meat or turn meat on a roaster. This hearth fork has a curled end for hanging on a rack when not in use. It is 17” long and was blacksmith made in the 18th century. This piece came from the wonderful collection of Howard Roth.

Price: $65.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGHT IRON SALAMANDER

A salamander is a long handled browning iron having a near-round blade to help brown or toast surfaces of roasts or pastry (probably also used as a turner and peel). It is wrought iron with very fine whitesmith file work on handle. The salamander is 18 1/2” long with a step-down attached to a relatively thick, round 3 1/2” blade with having 5 holes. 18th century. Very hard to find item and an essential piece for the early hearth.

Price: $295.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

FOLK ART 19TH C. SHEET IRON ROOSER BOOT SCRAPER

A great piece of folk art, this boot scraper in the form of a rooster was made of sheet iron. The rooster has very good detail. It is 12” long x 9 ¾” tall x 4 ½” square base x ¼” thick that has slots for bolting it down. This uncommon form boot scraper dates to the 19th century. It has a great look that would look super in a country decor. It is quite heavy.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Folk Art

PENNSYLVANIA WAFER IRON, PINWHEEL DESIGN, DATED

A great American, Pennsylvania wafer Iron with a pinwheel design. The wafer iron is dated 1829 and initialed "H.R." The iron is 31” long and the flat wafers are 6” in diameter. There are no condition issues with the wonderful example of PA history.

Price: $495.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

RARE ASH BURL COMPOTE

This is a very rare white ash burl compote. It is light weight and thick walled. Ash burl compotes are not too common, especially examples with a tall foot and a wide, deep rim. The compote is 10 1/2” in diameter x 3 5/8” tall and a 4 3/4” diameter foot and a 3/4” rim. The sides are tapered giving it wonderful eye appeal. the condition is very good with no issues to mention. This piece came out of a very good Rochester, NY collection. Ca. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $950.00

2017-Aug-06 08:41am EDT | Tags : Burl Treen Bowls

BURL DIPPER, NATIVE AMERICAN

I think the wood in this dipper is maple. It has an unusual form with a burned and chipped out cup and a carved handle. It was made from a single piece of wood. The burl cup was not carved on the outside, only the bark was removed to expose the swirled grain patterns and surface features. 12" long. The dipper is from the 18th or early 19th century and possibly Native American. It was found in north central NY state. Rare form.

Price: $250.00

2017-Jul-02 02:44pm EDT | Tags : Burl Treen

BUTTER STAMP

This small butter stamp with an acorn, leaves and twig design was lathe turned with deep machine cut designs. The surface is very dry and the condition is great. This stamp is 2 1/2" wide and 2" tall and dates to the19th or early 20th century.

Price: $50.00

2017-Jun-29 12:53pm EDT | Tags : Treen Butter Stamp

18th c. TWO TINED FORK

Very hard to find 18th century 2-tine fork with abrupt shoulders at the end of the tines and a treen handle, characteristic of forks from this time period. I have 2 other very similar forks. Please inquire if interested in the other 2 forks.

Price: $35.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Kitchen

GLASS RUM BOTTLE

This is a mid to late 18th century English rum bottle. It has a high kick up with a polished pontil. The English exported these to the colonies where they were used in taverns and inn bars. The bottle is in excellent condition and is 9" tall and 3 1/2" in diameter and dates c. 1750-1790.

Price: $150.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Tavern Bottles Glass


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