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 (email@example.com). I offer layaway to help with your purchases. PLEASE NOTE: Items on layaway are not refundable, exchange only. 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, INQUIRE. PLEASE NOTE: Layaway items are not refundable, exchange only. Thank you for shopping. Ron
All items are eligible to make an offer to purchase. Please use the INQUIRE tab to submit your offer. I will consider offers in the order in which they are received should more than one offer be made for a particular item. All reasonable offers will be considered. Shipping will be extra on most items. SALE RUNS FROM 15NOV19 THROUGH 20NOV19.
This is one of the nicest hog scraper candlesticks that I have owned. The surface is untouched with a wonderful patina. It never had a chair hook. The iron wedding band has a seam indicating that is was added by hand forging. There is a maker's signature on the adjustment tab but I cannot quite read it. The candlestick is taller than most at 8 3/4”. The push-up tab works fine and the shaft is held with a square nut. Late 18th or early 19th century. Probably English.
This is a very good example of a 19th century chalkware figural Spaniel dog. Chalkware, usually made of Plaster of Paris, was made from the late 18th and into the early to mid-20th century. It was produced as a inexpensive, affordable substitute for the much more expensive Staffordshire figural items of the period. This Spaniel dog is of MA origin and dates to c.1880. The paint colors are mustard on the eyes and collar, brown spots on the color, and black on the eye pupils and toes. It is in good used condition with wear from handling and some roughness along bottom edges that was in the making. There are 2 areas that look like the chalk chipped away leaving a crater but they may have been there from the time it was made. There is a shallow chip on front edge of its left ear but overall it is in very good condition considering the softness of chalkware and its age. The dog stands 9 ½” and is 7 ½” tail to ear and 4 ½ thick. More photos are available.
This is one of the best child's step back cupboards that I have found in a long time. It was made with white pine and has the original mustard paint with light blue paint on the shelves and behind the shelves. The doors and below the shelves have outlined painted panels in red paint. The cabinet is well proportioned at just 20 1/2" tall x 14 1/2" wide x 7 1/2” deep. It has early cut nails. The scalloped base board, chamfered front corners on base, and molding on gallery top set this cupboard a few notches about the common ones. There is a shrinkage crack in back board that is stable and not uncommon for a one board back. The cupboard is American, probably New England, c. 1830.
Very good example of a Elmer Jerome (1886-1969) of Bayport, MI, carved, Redhead duck decoy. Jerome was noted for using a special tool he developed for carving decoys. He also developed a unique hang-down lead keel weight that hung down when in use and folded up when not in use (long missing but clear indications of where it was on the bottom of the decoy). The decoy is 14 1/2" long x 6 1/2” wide x 7 3/4’ tall. The decoy has a “chunky” carved tail that is characteristic of Jerome's work. Early 20th century.
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.
A wonderful and rare early child's rattle. It is made of pine with hand carved construction with interlocking pieces. Very ingenious how it was made to last and be enjoyed by many young children over the past 200 plus years. It is 6 1/2” long and is in excellent used condition with no breaks or repairs. 18th or early 19th century.
A very early American broom corn broom. The broom corn is woven around the handle to produce a round broom, very typical of the early Shaker brooms before they invented a machine to make flat brooms in the early 19th century. The broom corn is fastened to the handle with wooden pegs. It has a faceted, octagon, shaped handle. The broom is all original and there are no repairs or restorations. It is 34” long and dates to c.1810-1830.
A Hingham, MA pantry box with natural surface and 2 fingers. It is 5 1/2” x 4” x 2” tall and was constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. Wonderful condition with no issues. The little white area on the right side bottom finger in the first photo is a smudge that wiped right off after I took the photo and noticed it. C.1830's.
I just love the surface patina on this Shaker 3 finger oval pantry box. It was constructed using tiny copper tacks with 2 iron tacks in the lid band. It is made of maple and pine and is 5 1/8" x 3 1/4" x 2 1/8” tall. It has no issues. A wonderful patina, natural surface, mid-19th century.
Price: 295.00 SALE PENDING
A very hard size to find Shaker 3 finger oval pantry box with a natural surface. Made of maple with pine top and bottom, iron nails and wooden pegs. The pantry box is only 4 7/8" x 3" x 1 3/4” tall. The lid has a slight 1/32” side to side movement but is tight end to end. No issues. Mid-19th century.
Price: $ 225.00
Shaker oval pantry box, natural surface, 5 3/4 x 4 x 2 1/8, marked SODA on top and side of lid. There are no issues. It has the original scribe marks from maker on fingers. Constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. Early to mid-19th century.
Wonderful small walnut table jar that was used most likely for salt or possibly a spice. It is only 2 5/8" in diameter x 2 3/16” tall. It is in excellent condition with not issues. The surface patina is just the way you like to find it, the original dry surface. 18th to early 19th century.
Price: 125.00 SALE PENDING
Wonderful American New England folk art sailor carved from walnut wood with great detail and painted in red, blue, white, and black. The figure is 5 1/2” tall. The front half of both feet have been glued to the back part and may be the way they were originally made or they may have broken and is an early repair. There is a tiny bit missing from his nose but has since worn smooth giving him a pug-nosed appearance. 19th century. More photos are available.
Early American treen eating or utility bowls for serving are getting very hard to find. This bowl is 6" - 6 5/16" diameter x 1 3/4” tall and is butternut or ash wood. It was turned on an early lathe and has a raised foot. The natural surface is very dry and shows good wear and patina. No issues. C.1700-1800.
It is not common to find a mortar & pestle large enough diameter for the pestle to stand upright for display. This one has wonderful lathe turnings and is a generous 6 3/4” tall x 7” top diameter. The wood is walnut and the original paint is a reddish salmon over a white base coat. There are a couple of age cracks that are tight and don’t go through to the inside. This mortar & pestle date mid- to late-18th century. More photos are available.
Price: 295.00 SALE PENDING
A not too common early lighting item is the wonderful handled brass tinder box that is complete with tamper, striker, and flint. It is 10 1/4” across handle with a 5” diameter x 1 5/8” tall box. This tinder box is most likely English and dates to about 1720’s. No issues. Similar examples can be found in Making Fire and Light in the Home pre-1820 by J. Caspall.
I love the shape of this early American pewter oil lamp with its cylinder shaped oil reservoir. It has its original burner and is in good working order, just needs a wick. The lamp is only 5 3/8” tall. There are no issues with this c.1840’s lamp.
Wonderful assembled set of 3 Hingham, MA pantry boxes with the best natural surface patina. The largest of the 3 is signed, J. BURR, a known cooper in Hingham, MA in the early 19th century. All boxes are in very good condition. The 3 pantry boxes are offered as a set for one price. 1. Pantry box, thick walled, natural surface, iron tacks and wooden pegs, early 19th century, 9 1/2” x 4 3/4”, no issues, probably Hingham, MA. 2.Pantry box, thick walled, natural surface, 8 3/4” x 4”, 2-board top, iron tacks and wooden pegs, early 19th century, probably Hingham, MA. 3.Pantry box, signed J. BURR, (from Hingham, Mass 1791-1857), natural surface, 10 1/2 x 5 1/2” tall, thick walled, no issues, early 19th c.
This is the first Shaker folding clothing hanger that I have owned or even seen. It is made of maple wood with an iron wire hook. The arms fold up presumably to make it easier to pack for traveling or storage. The hanger is 16” wide open and 8 1/4” x 5” wide when folded. This was found in NY and could possibly have been made at the Mt. Lebanon, NY, Shaker community in the mid to late 19th century. There are no condition issues. Not too common.
A not commonly found Bucks Co., PA redware charger with yellow slip design with 2 ocean waves and 3 script letters, possibly “JMC”. The script writing is difficult for me to read. There is one 1” x 1/2” rim chip and the typical wear to slip from use. The reverse side is black from being heated in a hearth oven. The charger has an 11” diameter. Early to mid-19th c.
Here is a Bucks Co., PA redware plate with yellow slip in an "ocean waves" design. The plate is 9” in diameter and has a coggled rim. There are a few minor rim rim chips, typical of redware, and a 4” tight hairline crack that goes through to the back. It has great pumpkin color with a blacken back from a hearth oven. Early to mid-19th century.
This is by far the best wrought iron table candleholder that I have owned. It has wonderful iron work having 4 feet with tight curls, a twisted carrying shaft with attached candle holder and ending in a pig tail, and a great pie crust edge drip tray. The candleholder is 8 3/4” tall with a 4 x 4 x 2 1/2” drip pan. It was made to hold candles. No issues. Early to mid-18th century and of English or German origin.
American Rev. War period cheese box form canteens are getting very hard to find, especially in good condition and with early paint. This example has its original dry green paint, leather strap guides that are worn but all 3 are present with iron tacks. The canteen is 7 1/8" diameter x 3” wide, a little wider than typical. There are no issues. C.1780-1820. A very scarce find.
The original owner of this early thick walled pantry box carved his initials, DW, into the lid and into the bottom of the box. The pantry box has its original red paint that has worn quite thin over the years but is still quite evident. It is 8 3/4” in diameter x 4” tall, a not too commonly found size. The interior is very clean and there are no issues with this early 19th century pantry box.
Offered is a very nice assortment of 10 early clay pipe bowl fragments from the late 17th to early 19th century. These look great displayed in the early 18th c. treen bowl that is also being offered. The bowl was likely used as a serving bowl. The pine bowl has a slight beehive shape, is very light in weight, and a very dry natural surface. The bowl was turned on an early pole or treadle lathe. It has good shrinkage with measurements of 7 1/2” - 8” x 1 1/2 - 2” tall. There are no issues with this early 18th century, c.1720-1750, bowl. The clay pipe bowls and the treen serving bowl are offered separately or together.
Price: Pipe Stems/Bowls $75; Treen Bowl $275; Both for $300
Offered is a very nice treen lidded table sugar bowl. It is American, footed, pine and dates to late 18th century, c.1780. It has a cut off sprue on finial and base and the finial and top are one piece. There are a few inactive powder post beetle holes that are typical for these early treen pieces. There is a small period fill on foot edge. The surface is very dry.
Price: 225.00 SALE PENDING
Offered is a near pair of 18th century courting candle sticks. According to lore, the father would adjust the candle height of the candle according to how long a suitor was to stay with his daughter. When the candle burned down to the stick, it was time for him to leave. These candlestick are all original, one is signed LM-LN near the top. Maker signed candlesticks are not often found. The hook at the top was used to hang the candlestick from the back of a slat back chair or for carrying. The candle lifters work very smoothly. They have oak bases with good shrinkage and peened thru tangs. They are 7 1/4” tall with a 3 3/4” dia. base. The original wooden bases have a sheen that is typical of English treen. Based on the signed one and the condition of both bases, these candlesticks date to c.1740-1820 and are probably English. They are not French wine cellar candlesticks that are seen being offered quite often.
Price: 395.00 for the pair
These two pieces of Anniversary tin are in the rare form of baskets. The baskets are made of finely woven tin strips with applied wrapped tin handles. The larger one was done in an oblong shape and the smaller one in a nearly square shape. Both are in excellent condition with great patina. The smaller one measures 5" long x 4" wide x 4 1/4” tall. The larger one measures 6 1/2" long x 3" wide x 6 1/2” tall. Tin represents the 10 year Anniversary. These wonderful tin baskets can be sold separately or together.
Price: Larger one $150; Smaller one $125
Early Americans were not generally wealthy and were very frugal in their day to day living. Candles were time consuming to make and costly to purchase. To get the most use of them, lighting devices, called save-alls, were made to use the small ends of candles that were too short for regular candlesticks. This is a tin save-alls chamber candlestick. A very unique lighting device having a pincer or clamping device to hold pieces of burned down candle too small for regular candlesticks. There is no hole for the candle bit to fit into, just a solid flat base. This save-alls is 6 1/2" across the handle. No issues. C.1820-1860. Hard to find lighting device.
These are one of the best pairs of oval tin candle sconces that I have owned. They were purchased in upstate NY where a collection of Shaker items was being auction off. They are possibly Shaker made but there is no provenance to support their being Shaker. They have very skillfully made crimped edges, including the edges of the drip pans. The tin surface has oxidized giving them a great look. The sconce backs are 13 3/4” tall x 9 1/4” wide, the overall height is 14 3/4”. The solder seams look to be original and are tight. There are no issues. The sconces date to c.1830’s.
A very good early maple mixing bowl with good shrinkage and no issues. The dark blue milk base paint is early and I believe original. The bowl has good wear with deep grooves from an early lathe. The size is 9 3/4”-10 1/2” x 2 1/4” tall and dates to mid-19th century.
This is an early bowl with early oxblood red milk base paint that I believe is original to the bowl. The bowl was lathe turn from maple wood and has a very dry surface. It is a nice smaller size being 10”-10 7/8” in diameter x 2” tall and there are no issues. Mid-19th century, c.1860.
Price: 225.00 SALE PENDING
One of the best bowls I have found in a long time, It was painted first with a mustard color base and then a reddish salmon color was feathered on to give the bowl a decorated effect that is typical of NH or ME. It is a thicker maple wood bowl and is 12 1/2” -13 1/2” x 4” tall. No issues, 19th century.
Price: 345.00 SALE PENDING
This is one of the best black ash burl bowls that I have found in several years. It has thousands of eyes with the best natural surface and patina from many years of use. There are no repairs or damage issues, only 2 small natural holes near edge and a couple natural fissures on the inside that don't go through. The bowl is 13 1/4” - 13 3/4” in diameter x 3 1/2” tall. This bowl came from a northeastern state or New York and dates to c.1840. This bowl came out of a good NY collection. More photos are available.
Price: $995.00 plus shipping
This black ash burl bowl has about everything going for it. It is loaded with eyes that we all like to see in a burl bowl and it has wonderful color a surface patina to die for. The bowl is in very good condition with no issues or repairs. The bowl was lathe turned with a nicely defined rim. It is 9 1/2" in diameter x 3 - 3 1/2” high. New York or northeastern US. This bowl came out of a good NY collection. More photos available.
Price: $995.00 plus shipping
Here we have a very good smaller size black ash burl bowl. It was lathe turned and has a well defined foot and a 1/2” rim. The bowl is about 7 3/4” in diameter x 3” tall with good shrinkage. It has a natural surface with a very good patina from use. It may have had a coat of shellac at some point but has long since been gone except for traces in the foot groove and under the rim, not uncommon for these early bowls. The bowl has no issues or repairs. N.Y. or northeastern, c.1840. More photos available.
Price: $750 SALE PENDING
One of the best early checkerboards that I found recently. It has a dry surface with original red and black painted squares and greenish/gray 1" edge boards all the way around. The board is pine and measures 17 3/4” x 17 1/2”. There are square nails in the edge boards. Written on the back is: “Eleanore please don’t sell”. There is a small knot missing on back molding, c. 1840-1860.
This is one of the nicest early hanging scrub box I have found in a long time. It has the best natural surface. The wood is pine and the box is American, probably from a New England state. It has T-head nail construction with rare chamfered sides. The scrub box is 19 5/8” x 8 1/2” x 4” deep. It shows great wear with a deeply worn area from years of scrubbing clothes. Wonderful untouched surface patina, no issues, late 18th to early 19th century. Hard to find in this condition.
A very good treen table spice jar with its original lid and natural surface with good patina. The jar was lathe turned out of ash or chestnut wood and is 5 1/2” tall x 2 1/2” in diameter. It has very good honest wear and there are no issues. American, c.1780-1820.
This is possibly a Shaker made cutlery tote as it was purchased at an auction of a Shaker collection in northeastern NY. The tote was constructed with canted sides that are fastened with wonderful mortised joints. The base is fastened with tiny square nails. The surface has the original grain paint on a mustard base. The date "1855" is hand written on base. The tote is 13 1/4” x 9” x 2 3/8” and there are no issues.
This table spice jar with its original lid has the best natural surface patina giving it a wonderful look. The jar is 4 1/2” tall x 3 1/2” diameter and was lathe turned from either ash or chestnut wood. There is a tiny nick on the edge of the finial and a very tight 3/4” shrinkage line up from the edge of the lid that doesn’t go through. This spice jar is American and dates to c.1780-1820.
This is a very nice example of a sticking Tommy or miner’s beam spike candle holder from the late 18th or early 19th century. It could be hung on on a miner's hat or stuck into a beam, or hung on a chair slat. Made of forged iron the lighting device is 7 1/2” long. Slight surface rust and a bit of red paint.
This is one of the best American forged iron Betty lamps that I have owned. The detail on the lid and hangar hook is very good. The lid has 2 pointed pieces near the end and is hinged at the arm. The hangar hook was twisted and the hook has the best form I have ever seen. It never had a wick pick. It has a great surface and no issues. 18th to early 19th c.
Price: 275.00 SALE PENDING
This is a not too commonly found sailor made pie crimper made entirely from a single piece of whale bone. It was expertly carved in great detail. It has only 1 very minor small nick in the edge of the wheel. There is a tiny nail holding wheel to handle that may be original or a make-do repair. A proper pin may not have been available to the sailor so he used what was available to him. The crimper is 6 3/8” long and dates from the late 18th to early 19th century. Not too common.
I purchased this rare whaling sailor made item along with the rope-work basket and a bone carved pie crimper. I believe this to be whale bone fish scaler or possibly a hide scraper. It is 7 1/2” long and 1 3/4” at widest point. The patina and color are great. This item dates from the late 18th or early 19th century. There are no issues.
A very good 18th century mortar & pestle with wonderful early lathe turnings. I love the early large mortars that allow the pestle to stand up in them. The blue paint is early and the only paint on it, but it was added early 19th century. The wood is walnut, typical of PA treen items. There is one very tight hairline crack down the side that goes through to the inside plus 2 shallow nicks in base. The mortar is 7” tall x 5” diameter. The pestle is 9 1/2” and is original to the mortar. There is a shrinkage crack in pestle. The mortar is 18th to early 19th century and the paint is early to mid-19th century.
Price: 425.00 SALE PENDING
For anyone who collects Rev. War period items, this copper still would be a choice item to add to that collection. The still has wonderful dovetailed construction and the best natural untouched patina. To use the still, the mash was added and slung on the back or carried in a wagon where the motion during the day hastened its fermentation. In the evening, the stopper was removed and a wooden plug with a hole inserted. A copper coil was then entered into the hole and the whole unit placed in a fire. As the distillation began a cup would catch the daily yield of alcohol. A very similar still is referenced in Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution p. 103, illustration 7. The still is 9 1/2" to top of spout and 9 1/2" in diameter at widest part. A rare find.
Stoneware ovoid jug, 1 gallon, embossed I M. MEAD. Mead was active in Mogadore, OH from 1840-1860, 10 ¾” tall x 7 ½” diameter, no chips, cracks, repairs or restorations. There are marks from where another jug rested against it while firing in the kiln.
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.
This is a very good bale handled pantry box with original blue paint (now oxidized to black as early blue paint does with time). The pantry box is 11 3/4" in top diameter x 6 3/4” tall. It was constructed with copper tacks and wooden pegs. There has been some paint wear over the years from use. There is old cloth material on the inside bottom that is stuck in but I believe can be removed without too much difficulty if desired. There are no significant issues with this early to mid-19th century pantry box.
This pantry box has its original oxidized blue/gray paint and thick walls. It is in good condition with no issues to mention.The box is round with a 8 7/8” diameter and it is 4 3/4” tall. Constructed with iron tacks and wooden pegs. A previous owner added felt strips on base that can be easily removed if desired. Mid-19th century.
A wonderful early redware ovoid jug, possibly of MA origin. There is a very minor bruise on rim that has not broken out and minor chips on foot. Reddish brown manganese glaze with black manganese slip splotches scattered over the surface. Both handles are good with no damage. The jug is 7 3/4” tall with a 5 1/4” top diameter. Mid-19th century.
Very seldom seen miniature NC redware whiskey jug. There are mica flecks seen in red ware clay on bottom. The jug is 3 1/4" tall x 2 1/4” diameter and dates to early to mid-19th century. No issues. Rare
This is a miniature redware jar that I believe is from Maine or possibly NH. It has a speckled orange glaze. There is a tiny inside rim chip and a couple minor base nicks. This little jar is 2 1/2” tall x 2” diameter and dates to the early part of the 19th century.
This is a sweet miniature PA redware canning jar with a brown manganese glaze. The jar is just 2 3/4” tall x 1 3/4” diameter. It has no condition issues and it dates to the early part of the 19th century.
I love the form of this miniature PA redware pitcher with its bulbous form exaggerated spout. The jug has a black manganese glaze. There are no issues. The size is 2 1/2” tall x 2 1/4” wide and has an ovoid form. This great little gem dates to early 19th century.
This is a wonderful early folk art cane with a nicely carved dog's head handle. It still has its original forged iron band on end to protect the tip. The cane is 35” long and has the best patina. I believe this cane dates to early 19th century.
Offered is a wonderful pair of early andirons, 18th century. They are a smaller size made for an upstairs fireplace. They have the best faceted octagonal ball finials that are indicative of a Portsmouth, NH origin. They have large penny feet and excellent blacksmith decorative work on their fronts. The andirons are 12 1/2” tall x 11 1/4” front to back. A not too common find.
I just love the very wide tombstone shaped apron on this foot stool, a shape I have not seen on a footstool before. It also has tombstone ends. The size is 19” x 6 1/2” tall x 6 1/2” wide and it has square nail construction with the original cream white paint. There are no condition issues but does show the expected chipping and wear to the paint. This stool dates to the mid-19th century.
A not too often found Saffron or spice jar with original crackled shellac or varnish surface. Maple wood lathe turned 3 pieces (lid, stem, base), with original yellow paint inside and on the base. It is 6 1/4” tall with a 3 3/4” lid diameter and dates from late 18th to early 19th century.
This is a wonderful miniature carved goldeneye drake duck. It retains its original black and white paint that shows great age appropriate wear. The carving detail is very good, the carver giving the duck a slightly turned head and very detailed carving under the beak. The duck is 5 1/2” long x 2 1/2” tall and has glass eyes. 19th century. Not signed. Folk art at its finest.
I was very happy to obtain this quite rare Maine ovoid redware jug. The glaze is striking with its slight orangish color with brown manganese spots. The jug is 7 1/8” tall x 5” in diameter. There is minor glaze flaking on neck and a few tiny glaze nicks on handle and body. The orange glaze with brown spots is very typical of Maine redware. This jug dates 18th or early 19th century. This jug is a real eye catcher displayed on a shelf.
Price: 375.00 SALE PENDING
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: $950.00 plus shipping
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.
I love the shape of this wall box with its tall lollipop shaped back board. The wood is pine and the box was constructed using square nails. It is 12 1/4" wide x 7 1/2" wide x 5” deep. American white pine in a dry natural surface and in ex. condition. Mid-19th c.
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.
One of the best small boxes I have owned. It has its original blue paint that has oxidized to a slight greenish hue as early blue pigments typically did. It was constructed using square nails. An unusual feature are the leather straps on the inside of the lid to hold papers or possible other items. The box is 10 3/4" long x 5 1/4" wide x 4 1/2” tall and dates from the 18th - early 19th c. Ex. Jerry Stone collection, Madison, NY.
Early wrought iron broiler with step-up handle and tall feet, unusual to find 5 hooks on front for chunks of meat or fish, etc. Found in New England, 18th or early 19th century. 9 3/4" wide x 17 1/2" long including handle x 3" tall. Very good condition with no issues.
Definitely in the very hard to find category, this child’s rush seat stool, made of pine with mortised rungs, has a very dry surface. The top seat is 8 1/4" x 7 1/4" and the stool is only 6 1/2” tall. The rush seat is original. There are only a very few missing strips as can be seen in the photos. This rare stool dates early to mid-18th century, possibly earlier. It came out of a MA collection.
Very scarce PA walnut 18th century divided salt box. Constructed with early square nails and wonderful dovetails. It has a great untouched natural surface. The box is 12 1/2” wide x 10” back height and 8” box height x 7 1/4 deep. Condition is good for an early salt box but there is a small 1 1/4 x 1/4” piece missing from lower left front corner and some minor losses to bottom back board from salt. The damage from salt on this box is minor compared to most I have owned. A very good survivor. Smitty Axtel collection, NY.
Butter print, sheaf of wheat, deeply carved, 4 1/4”D x 3”T, traces of very dry red wash, soft wood, no issues, early 19th century.
A wonderfully carved butter print from PA with a deeply carved sheaf of wheat plus carved scallops surrounding it. The print is 4 1/4”D x 2”T. The print wood is maple. There is a very tight hairline crack from edge to handle that was repaired at some point in time. Early to mid-19th c.
This is one of the deepest hand carved butter prints I have owned. It looks like a Daisy flower with a stem and leaves. The carving was done with great skill with 2 added rows of chip carving. The print is 4”D x 2 1/2”T and was found in PA. There are no issues. There is a small knot in the side that is tight. 18th or early 19th century.
Price: 95.00 SALE PENDING
A great early stirring stick, made of maple wood. Stir sticks, such as this one, were used for mixing and stirring foods and bread dough. This stirring stick has a nicely turned handle that suggests it may be a Shaker item. It has a wonderful natural dark stained surface with great patina and no issues. The stick is 14 1/2” long and dates to the 18th or early 19th century.
This is a wonderful early Pennsylvania rye grass basket. It is a great size and the form is striking. It has a natural surface and is in excellent condition. The basket is 13” in diameter x 5 1/2” tall. PA and 19th century.
Redware ovoid jug, New England, 8 1/4” x 6 1/4” diameter with a brownish manganese glaze. There is a 1 1/4” x 1/2” chip on edge of the foot and a 1” tight crack up from foot that may be from firing. C.1780-1820.
Chip carved candlestick wall shelf, walnut, PA, very folky, not exact carvings, pinwheels, natural dry surface, 12 1/2” tall x 6 1/2” wide x 4 1/2” deep, small split at hanging hole and in bottom point, good wear in hanging hole, early 19th century. More photos available for the asking.
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.
An unusual and wonderful form, this early 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.
Tin items of all types were made in the 19th century to honor 10 year wedding anniversaries. This American tin candlestick, with its sand weighted conical base, twisted shaft and drip pan, is a typical example. The candlestick is 9 1/2” tall and is in very good condition. It dates from the mid-19th century.
Tin witches hat candle snuffer, 2 1/4” tall with a 1 1/8” opening, all solder seams solid, very little oxidation inside the cone indicating it was seldom used and kept very dry. Late 18th early 19th c.
A very good earl to mid 19th century wallpaper box with a hand sewn base and lid. There are 2 small pieces of cardboard that a previous owner glued to inside of the lid to secure rim. There is a water stain on the lower side of the box. It is a nice smaller size at 10 3/8” x 9” x 6 1/2” tall. There is provenance written on inside lid: “Betsy Church Post Born June 27, 1797 Died Oct. 15, 1864”. The wallpaper still has good bright colors.
A wonderful tiny Peaseware lidded spice container in perfect condition. Peaseware was made in northeastern Ohio. David Mills Pease started his wood-turning business in 1850 in Cascade Valley, Ohio. This little gem is only 2 3/4” tall. It has no issues and retains its original surface with good shrinkage. 19th century.
Small round bottom spider. The bowl is 8" in diameter and about 3" deep. It has an 11” handle with a curled end. There are 3 riveted 5" forged legs. This style using a rounded bottom was popular in Pennsylvania well into the 19th century. No issues. c.1775-1840.
This maple burl knot dipper was carved from a root or limp having a burl to form the bowl. The dipper is 12” long and has an unusual handle shape. It is carved out of one piece of wood. The dipper dates from the 18th to the early 19th century and is American.
This is believed to be an ash burl hand carved dipper or scoop from the 18th or early 19th century. It has a wonderful figured grain. The bark was removed from the outside of the burl and the cup inside was hand carved. The dipper measures 12 1/2" across the handle and is 4 1/2” T. The bowl is 6 1/2” in diameter. It is in excellent condition. American and 18th to early 19th century.
This is a very hard to find form in burl. It is an ash burl jar or vase. It was lathe turned wit a wonderfully rolled rim. The jar is 4 1/2” T x 3 1/4” D opening. Very good patina from handling and use. Early to mid-19th century.
A not too commonly found Native American, white cedar burl porringer or eating bowl. It is one piece that was chip carved and is an impressive 11” across the handle with a 6 3/4” D bowl and is 3 1/4” T. 18th century. White cedar burl is attributed to the Abenaki Indians of the northeast US and into Maine.
This is a very seldom found peerman lighting device with a wonderful lathe turned fruit wood base. The peerman, which burned a splinter of candle-fir, was used in countries where fir trees were indigenous. The lighting device is 17 1/2” tall with a 4 1/2” tall x 3 1/2” diameter base. Tight shrinkage crack in the base. Probably Scottish, late 18th century.
Miniature round wallpaper covered cardboard box. It is the original wallpaper in remarkable condition. The box is 3 1/2” in diameter x 1 1/4” tall. There is a family provenance inside written in period script that reads: “Wm. H. Beittel, Conestoga Circle, No. 110 B.V. (H.T.) Pa, Lancaster City”. There is only very minor edge wear. Early 19th c.
Rushlight with wooden base and earliest form wrought iron candle socket that helps date it to the late 17th or early 18th century. The rushlight is 7 3/4” tall with a 5 3/8” x 3 3/8” x 2 1/4” tall wooden base. The base has traces of original grayish wash. American, 17th/18th century.
One of the best early wrought iron loom lights I have owned. It is American and of New England origin. It is 24” long. It is very elegantly made with the candle cup positioned nearly straight up instead of the usual outward angle. It has no issues and dates to the late 18th to early 19th century. Came out of an old collection in MA.
Price: 225.00 SALE PENDING
This is a not too commonly found garlic press. As the name implies, it was used to crush garlic toes to squeeze out the juices. This one is 18th century and made of black walnut wood with brass hardware. It is 10” long and in excellent condition. English, c.1780. Not too common.
I wonder if the man who made this wonderful PA sharpening or whet stone, with its heart shaped end, did it for his wife for Valentine's Day. Think of all the knives that have been sharpened with it since it was made 250 years ago. The whet stone is set into a walnut frame with a hand carved heart on one end. It is 12 3/4" long x 2 1/4" wide x 1 1/4” thick. 18th century, no issues.
Tiger Maple ladle, 13 1/2” long, very prominent striping, spoon part is 2 x 3 1/2 x 1”. Late 18th or early 19th century. Great form in the hand carved spoon. The patina is the best. No issues.
This very hard to find size redware plate is only 6 1/4” diameter. It has that great pumpkin colored glaze found on PA redware. The yellow slip design is known as “ ocean waves”. There are very minor rim nicks but no cracks or hairlines. There is writing in pencil on back of this plate by the previous owner for inventory purposes. The reverse side has blackened from years of heating in a hearth oven. Mid 19th century. Very hard to find size.
Hard to find form redware tall shoulder jug with reeded handle and dark manganese glaze. There is very minor roughness on spout and a 1/2” flat chip on base as the only issues. It has a 1 1/4" x 1/8" area on the side where the glaze didn't cover. 7 1/4” tall x 4” diameter, c.1780-1820.
A seldom found cast iron school desk ink well. The ink holder is in 2 parts, a separate bucket with handle that can be removed and that holds the ink and the main holder that would remain in the desk hole. It is embossed on top "The Home" with a Swastika embossed on the bottom of the ink well. Fits into the well of early school desks. Excellent condition. Ca. 1900.
A real survivor, this Rev. War period whistle was carved from a bone by a sailor in his spare time. It is only 2 1/4" long x 7/8” diameter and retains its original bone ball. The whistle works fine. This is a very hard to find item in bone. C.1780.
These miniature tin coffee pots are getting very hard to find. This one is a great survivor with a PA origin and is only 3 1/4” tall at handle. It retains traces of the original black paint. There are no issues to mention. This coffee pot dates to the early 19th century, c.1830.
These miniature tin coffee pots are very hard to find. I was fortunate enough to obtain 2 from a very good NY collection. This one has the rare side spout that is sometimes found on the full sized version. It is of PA origin and is considered a rare form. It is only 3” tall at handle. There are no issues to mention and it dates to early 19th century, c.1830.
This is a wonderful Pennsylvania tin spice box that is complete with the original round punched tin grater. The tin box has a punched design on top, typical of PA German/Dutch work, and measures 6 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/4’ tall. The box stands on 4 tin loop feet and it is divided inside into 4 compartments with center well for the grater. These spice boxes are not common and this one is in excellent used condition. Ex. Jerry Stone collection, Rochester, NY.
A nice small Shaker scoop. The scoop is tin and the handle part is maple. The scoop is 8 1/2”L x 3”W. It is in good used condition with just a some minor roughness on the top of the scoop from use. 19th century.
This early folk art miniature chair was carved out of a single piece of walnut wood. The chair may have been carved for a child’s playhouse or a toy. It has a hand painted design on the back front side, legs, and on the seat. The chair is 5” tall x 2 1/4” wide x 2” deep and dates from the early 19th century, c. 1820. It has no issues. Rare find.
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.
This is a rare transitional copper fat lamp with a iron wick channel. It is transitional between the fat lamps such as a 4 spout, and a Betty lamp. It is 3 ¾” tall x 3” wide and is 9 3/8” to top of wire hanger. This fat lamp dates to mid to late 18th century.
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.
This is an early 19th century American tin militia canteen with its original light blue paint that has oxidized to a more greenish color over the years. This small canteen would have been carried in the soldier's haversack. Size is 5” tall x 1 1/2” thick x 3 1/2” wide and its condition is very good. c. 1820-1830.
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.
This tin chamber stick form candle holder is unusual in that it has a saves-all type candle socket. A save-alls 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.
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: 185.00 SALE PENDING
These are a rare pair of pewter double wick peg lamps that would sit atop a candlestick. It is rare to find a single and here we have a pair. Peg lamps were used as an alternative to candles which were more expensive. They have double wick holders extending from the fluid oil reservoir. These peg lamps are 2 1/4” tall x 2 1/2” diameter base and date to early 19th century. They are in generally good condition but do have some dents from use.
Early ovoid redware jar with yellow slip in the “ocean waves” design. The jar has small ear handles. Condition is good but there is a flat chip under one handle. The jar is glazed inside and outside and is 7 1/2” tall with a 4” diameter mouth and base. It was found in New England but it is most likely of English origin and dates to the late 19th century. More photos are available.
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.
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.
This very small or miniature copper tea kettle has dovetailed construction and is in original condition with the best untouched natural patina. It is only 6 1/4” to the top of the handle. There are no issues. Early 19th century.
Not too common to find is this redware porringer with wonderful manganese slip decoration. It is of MA origin and is 4 7/8” diameter x 3 7/8” tall. There are a few very tiny glaze flakes on rim plus a 1/4” shallow chip on rim, not at all uncommon to find on early redware. It is a unusual form. c.1780-1820.
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.
I love the shape of this early wooden boot jack with its big loop at the end. It retains its original oxidized oxblood red paint plus there are incised carvings on center pieces. The folky bent wood frame adds a lot to the character of the piece. A large iron bolt secures the bent wood to the straight pieces and there are 2 hand cut screws as well. It measures 22" long x 5” wide and dates to the late 18th or early 19th century. Condition is very good.
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