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
One of the best double Cruisie lamps I have owned. The forged iron decorative detail is outstanding. The top is a cross with two stylized seahorses on the sides. The removable lamp has two dolphins? and a rare cover that pivots on and off for filling and adjusting the wick with the attached original wick pick. The lamp is 2 ½” x 4 ½” x 9 ¼” tall not counting the hanging hook. There are no issues. A wonderful example of an early lighting device. Early to mid-18th century.
I love how this cup, possibly used like a porringer, was gouged out. The wood is maple and there are traces of the original black paint remaining. The cup was smoothed and shaped with rasp on the outside. It has a shrinkage crack in front of cup. An in the period hole was drilled at base of crack to prevent further splitting. The cup is 7 3/4” long x 5 x 5 x 3” tall. Wonderful untouched surface and patina.18th c. More photos are available.
An unusually small canoe cup hand carved out of walnut. It has a great untouched surface patina and color. Size is 5 1/4” long with a 2 1/8” x 1” deep bowl. It has an early, possibly original, thong for hanging from a belt. On the handle are the initials L N or possibly N 7. It is possibly of PA origin and dates late 18th or early 19th century. It came out of a collection in NY.
Price: 265.00 SOLD Thank you
A not too often found signal or watchman's candle lantern. It is constructed of tin with a separate inside part rotates to control amount of light emitted through the mica window. It has a tabbed through candle socket. There is a handle attached to the side of the lantern for carrying. The handle on the top is used to turn the central part to adjust the light. It has a very good surface patina. The mica window is a replacement as the original mica pane was missing. The lamp is 12” tall x 4 1/2” diameter base. American, early to mid-19th century.
Offered is a Pilgrim period rushlight with its original oak wood base. The rushlight is 11 3/4” tall with a 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” x 3 1/2” tall base. The base has a diagonal shrinkage crack through base that looks like may have happened when iron shaft was inserted. The untouched surface has a great patina and color with the original brown milk paint. English or American and dates to late 17th or early 18th century.
The original grain on the top and bird's eye maple painting on the sides of this small table top chest or box is outstanding. It retains all of its original brass hinges and iron lock and keeper. The chest has wonderful molding around the lid and crown molding around the top and bottom of the base. The visible nails are early T-head and square. Very clean interior. The size is 19” x 8 1/2” x 7 1/8” tall. New England (likely Maine), in origin and dating to c.1820.
Shaker scoop entirely hand carved from a single piece of maple. The scoop is 14” long with a 6 1/2 x 8 1/2” scoop. There are no issues. This scoop has a wonderful untouched natural surface with the best patina. Scoops like this would have been used in the pantry to scoop dry foods out of a firkin or bucket or they could have been used as a grain scoop. Mid-19th century.
This is the first cheese knife that I have owned. It is possibly a Shaker made item. It is hand carved maple wood with a beveled sharp edge and a flat back. It was used to cut pieces of a wheel or block of cheese. 16 1/2” long x 4” x 1/2” thick. 19th c., rare.
This dish brush, with wooden ring and broom corn bristles, is in great condition. It is likely that it was never used and was stored away. It is 8” long x 1 1/2” diameter ring. Early 19th c. and uncommon, especially in this condition.
Price: 125.00 SOLD Thank you
Offered is a unique Seneca Indian horn rattle with a painted face on the end. The paint is old, possibly original, and very dry and hard with tiny crazing, nice honey color patina on the horn, iron tacks and wooden pegs, one iron tack has broken through on the handle end that shows a square shank, 12 1/2” overall length and horn end is about 5” x 3”, there is an old tight crack on the face end, 19th century.
Early forged iron utensil rack, whitesmith made, having great curls on tops of loops, tiny punched dot and line designs across front. There are spikes on the ends for sticking between or in beam. The rack is only 12 1/2” wide x 4” tall at the center. The left curl has 2 iron fragments between curls that I believe was made that way and not a missing piece. American. 18th century.
Price: 150.00 Sold Thank you.
Rev. War period iron pocket tinder box, complete with a super striker, flint, and tow. It has a button closure that works fine, 2 3/4” x 2” x 1” thick, no issues, c.1760-1780. Would have been used in Rev. War camp to start fires. One curl on striker may be missing, however, I believe that it was made this way. Similar examples can be seen in “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution by G. Neumann and R. Kravic.
Price: 225.00 SOLD Thank you
This is one of the nicest Rev. War period canteens that I have owned. It has the original very dry salmon colored milk paint. Size is 5” tall x 4 1/2”-4 7/8” diameter. There is a slight shrinkage rise to one end but still tight. It is a rare size and nicely turned with 6 incised rings. The sides are maple with pine ends. C.1750-1840.
Price: 650.00 SOLD
A great PA folk art carved bird with original paint sitting on a bracket fungus. The bird is 4” long x 1” wide, base is 4 1/4” x 1 3/4” wide. The only issue is a small 1/8” x 1” piece missing from the side of the tail. 19th century.
Small 2 fingered pantry box, probably Hingham, MA, copper tacks and wooden pegs, 3” x 1 3/4” tall, maple bands with pine top and bottom, no issues, mid-19th century.
I love this very early black ash burl bowl. It has the best untouched natural surfaces. It was lathe turned with complex foot and a 3/4” rim. The bowl has good shrinkage for burl being 8 3/8” - 9” in diameter x 2 1/2” - 3 1/4” tall. It has a very dry inside surface and a wonderful untouched patina on the outside surface. There is great wear from use inside with numerous tiny cut marks. The inside bottom of the bowl has worn down from use. There are no issues with this great bowl. C.1750-1820. More photos are available.
Price: 895.00 SOLD
Not too often found, this spill is made of tin and was made to hang on a wall close to the hearth or fireplace. It has a punched dimpled design with folded and soldered seams and a hanging hole. The spill is 9” tall x 4 3/4” at opening and is 2 1/2” at base. There are no issues. It has a great untouched surface. Early 19th century. Spills like this held small pieces of wood or other materials that were used to transfer a flame from the hearth or fireplace to a candle or other lighting device. NOTE: Rush is not included.
Price: 225.00 SOLD Thank you
Offered is a very good round pantry box with original sea green paint. It has a reddish paint on the bottom. The pantry box is a great size to display at 9 3/4” diameter x 5” tall. It was constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. The only minor issues are a couple small splits at the tacks and a tight 3 1/2" shrinkage crack in the lid. 19th c.
Offered is a pair of boys button fly wool knickers with the original store tag sewn onto the band. The condition is excellent, and maybe never worn. These date to late 19th or early 20th century. They would look great hanging on a peg rack or wooden hanger.
This is a very good forged iron skewer set with 4 round skewers. The skewer sizes are 2 at 9 1/2” and 2 at 10” long. The forged hanger is 4 1/4” tall x 5 1/4” wide. The skewer set would have hung close to the hearth for use in securing meat to a broiler or spit for cooking. No issues. 18th century.
Folding checker board, hand written provenance inside (“Patrick J. Hogan; St. Agnes Convent Wilkes Barre; This is the property of St. Agnes Convent of Mercy" plus more) with bird sketches, 17 3/4” x 18” open, original wooden pads (newer tiny nails added to pads), original red and black milk paint squares, yellow boarder between squares, brown milk paint boarder, square nail construction, c.1850. Rare with provenance to PA. Checkerboards like this were used in inns, taverns, and public houses, as well as homes, for guests to pass the time while enjoying a drink.
I love the big lollipop crest on this wall box. The wood is American white pine with the best natural surface and patina. The construction is with use of square nails. The box is 12 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 5” deep. The condition is very good. Mid-19th c.
This is a very good forged iron rushlight with candle socket counter balance. It has nicely twisted shafts, penny feet. The shaft and candle cup are peened through as they should be on early American rushlights. It is 14 1/4” tall and has good hammer marks. No issues, 18th century.
A nice forged iron dough or bowl scraper. This would have been used to scrape bread dough on a wooden dough board or in a treen bowl. It is 3” x 3 1/4” blade and it has a 3 1/4” solid handle. Mild surface rust. Early 19th century.
A wonderful addition to your tavern table. This early noggin has faceted sides and was made by hand from a block of maple wood. It has a wonderful patina is in very good condition with only an old no harm shrinkage crack in the bottom that was filled at some point in time. The noggin is 7 1/2” tall at the spout with a 4” dia. base. It has the faint outline of the original label on one side. These were used in taverns, public houses, and inns for drinking beer and ale. C.1760-1800.
Small pantry boxes are very hard to find, especially with original paint. This top of the stack pantry box is round and has the best original dry red paint. It was constructed in the Shaker style with copper tacks and wooden pegs. It is only 4 1/8” diameter x 2 1/8” tall. It does have a very small area between the copper tacks on the lid where it looks like a repair was made, probably to a chipped out piece of wood. There are no other issues. It dates mid-19th c. Rare find.
Checkers game board, walnut, one piece, original black painted and unpainted squares. The board has scribed squares and rectangular designs at both ends. Size is 14” x 18” x 1” thick. There are traces of red paint on edges. No issues with a great patina and age appropriate wear. C.1820.
This is one of the best American early wine or liquor treen cups that I have owned. It was very finely turned from black walnut. It has a sprue on base from an early lathe and has the best stepped lathe turnings on the stem and base. There is a very tight, barely noticeable hairline crack in the bowl that goes through. The cup is 4” tall x 1 3/4” diameter top. 18th century.
Forged iron Betty lamp, complete with wick pick and hanging spike. It is 4” tall x 2 3/4” x 3 1/2” base. It has a lift up cover over the wick spout for filling. There are no issues. 18th or early 19th century.
Very thick and heave forged iron pan lamp with halbert hanging hook. There are good early tool marks throughout. 13” hanging height, 5” x 4 1/2” X 1 1/2” deep. It is heavy due to thickness of iron. No issues. This pan lamp dates from late 17th to early 18th c.
This may be a make-do pantry box with a leather strap handle in place of the usual wooden strap handle but it could also be original. The leather strap handle is fastened to the pantry with wooden button pegs. The pantry box has the original red paint on the outside and a cream paint inside. The later outside cream paint was expertly scraped off at some point leaving the wonderful original red paint. It has original cut iron nails and thick walls. The condition is very good. Size is 11 1/4 x 8” tall and it dates early to mid 19th c. This came from a very good upstate NY collection.
Price: 300.00 Plus Shipping
Offered is a large canted sides wall box. It could have been used to hold bowls, papers, etc. It retains most of the original mustard paint. The back crest has a great lollipop crest with a hole for hanging. It has 2 board sides fastened with leather strips, a 3 board back with batten boards. It has T-head, square, and a few later wire nails. The box is 18” wide x 15 ¼” tall and has a 7” top and a 2” bottom of opening. Mid-19th century.
Price: 625.00 Plus Shipping
This is a wonderful bottom of the stack bale handled pantry box with original blue (mostly oxidized to black now) paint. Early blue paint typically oxidized on exposure to air to a black color. The pantry box is 11 3/4" x 6 3/4” tall and has copper tacks and wooden pegs construction. There is some paint wear and scrapes but no damage. A piece of early cotton filled fabric is on the inside bottom. This pantry box dates early to mid-19th century.
Price: 450.00 Plus Shipping
It is not common to find a treen bowl with original white paint. This footed bowl, southern yellow pine, has original/early white milk paint on the outside and inside. It was common to paint the inside of these southern yellow pine bowls. It is 9 3/8” - 10” x 2 1/2” tall with a 7/8” rim. There is a 1/2” shrinkage grain separation on the rim. Early to mid-19th century.
Good early muffineers such as this one are getting very hard to find. They held sugar and cinnamon or other finely ground spice for flavoring foods. They were made to resemble the more expensive pewter and china or the later ironstone examples. This one was lathe turned from a piece of walnut wood. It is only 5” tall and is smaller than the typical early muffineer. It retains traces of the original varnish or shellac finish. There are no condition issues. 18th or early 19th c. American and PA origin possible.
I love the patina on this 19th century noodle board. It has oak edge boards on both sides with a plane molded edge on top and pine bread board ends. It has a single wide pine board top. The noodle board is 17 1/2” deep x 26” wide. There is a small hole in the top board for hanging. It was constructed with early square nails and dates to the 19th c. These noodle boards look and work great on counter tops.
Price: 175.00 Plus Shipping
This Shaker covered table spice came out of a wonderful NY collection of Shaker items. The wood is maple, the spice was wonderfully lathe turned in a rare small size. It is only 4 3/4” tall x 2 1/2” in diameter. There is a small 1” x 1/4” repair to a chip on the base rim, no other issues. This spice jar dates to early 19th century.
Price: 250.00 SOLD Thank you
Our great-grandsons rocked in this wonderful early child’s rocker until they were too big to fit anymore. It has a slat back with curved arms. It has all pegged construction and the best original mustard grain paint. The right side rocker is an early replacement. The rocker is 11 5/8” wide x 25” deep x 17” tall, just big enough for our now 4 year old great-grandson to sit in. This rocker dates to early 19th century, c. 1800-1840. More photos are available.
Price: 225.00 Plus Shipping
Offered is a very rare child's or salesman’s sample dresser. The wood is cherry with pine secondary wood. It has dovetailed construction and 4 wooden pegs secure the top board to the base. It has the best natural surface and patina. The condition is very good and supports it being a salesman's sample. If made for a child's use, it would likely show some wear and abuse. The knob on bottom drawer pull is missing but the rest of the pull is there. No other issues. 18” x 17 1/2” x 10” deep. C.1840. More photos are available.
Offered is a painted tin over sheet iron canister with soldered joints, bottom flange soldered to container and a fitted lid with domed cover. Painted black with red, yellow and green decorations. It is an unusual smaller size being 5 1/4” tall x 3” diameter. Probably PA or NY origin. No issues. C.1810-1840.
This is one of the nicest birch bark snuff boxes I have owned. It has wrapped and pegged birch bark in an oval form. It has a pull out cover with a leather lift. The box is 2 1/2” long x 1 3/4” wide x 1 1/2” tall and dates to c.1740-1810. No issues.
Offered is a wonderful English pewter plate, 8” in diameter. It is hallmarked Thomas & Townsend Compton. 18th century, no issues. First of a pair listed.
Offered is the second of two English pewter plates, 8” in diameter. It is hallmarked Thomas & Townsend Compton. 18th century, no issues. Second of a pair listed.
A very common item found in 18th century taverns, inns, or public houses, a pewter lidded tankard with untouched surface. It is unmarked and could be American or English. It is 6” tall at lid with initials M.H. on lid. There is what appears to be an early repair on inside of lid at handle but it may possibly be how the handle was attached when made. Which ever the case, it doesn’t detract from the beauty of the tankard. C.1780-1820.
An item commonly found in 18th c. taverns, inns, or public houses for drinking ale or beer is the pewter mug. This early example is 4 1/2” tall, unmarked and American or English origin. C.1780’s No issues.
This is a southern powder horn, 10”, with a large domed maple end, and a brass strap hanger, all typical of southern horns of this period. It was thinly carved so as to be able to see the powder level inside the horn when held to the light. It has a carved tip. This powder horn form is seen in VA or NC. in the Rev. War period, c.1780’s. No issues.
Offered is hard to find smaller size buttocks basket with God's eye weaving at the handle. The surface has a slightly reddish tint. There are three broken weavers on the bottom but no major damage. The basket is 5 3/4” x 5 1/2” tall and dates to late 19th century.
Offered is a wonderful spice cup, maple, cut off sprue, 2 1/2” tall, 18th or early 19th century. No issues.
Price: 45.00 SOLD Thank you
I just love the look of this early mortar & pestle with its wonderful dry natural surface and beautifully turned form with rings and shaped foot. It is walnut with a great early form and size being just 4 7/8” tall x 5” diameter. There is a very minor surface flaw at a knot and a 1/2" tight crack in the foot. The original pestle is 7” and maple. Late 18th-early 19th century.
I like the unusual items and this early powder horn certainly fits into that category. It is a flat powder horn and sailor made. It has a nautical theme with a carved fish mouth on the small end with the original wooden plug. The larger end has a whale bone with a X for the cover. It is all original and dates to the 18th c. Size is about 6” plus plug. Normal wear.
I don't find these too often and when I do, I buy them. This is a wonderful early PA walnut cookie press, 5” x 3 1/2” x 1” thick, with deeply carved what I believe are grapes, leaves, and vine design. There are no issues and the patina is great. 18th or early 19th century, c.1780-1820.
Price: SOLD Thank you
I have had this copper ale warmer in my personal collection for several years and decided to replace it with a different form ale warmer. These were used in taverns, inns, and public houses to warm ale or wine. The ale warmer dates to the 18th century. It has seamed construction with riveted loop handle. The surface is untouched with a great patina. The warmer is 11” tall x 4 1/4” in diameter. There is a spout on the rim for pouring. These were used on a hearth, either in or over hot coals, to warm ale or wine. A hot iron toddy rod could also have been used to warm the ale or wine. Not too common.
Price: 225.00 Sale Pending
A very good Native American walnut carved canoe cup. It was carved with good attention to detail. It is 10” long x 2 1/2” wide x 1 1/2” thick, and has a hole in the handle for tying to a sash or belt. It is believed to be Mohawk Indian and have originate in the Mohawk Valley area of NY state. The cup part is quite shallow leaving the possibility that it could also have been used as a spoon or dipper. It dates to the 18th c. No issues. Ex. Jerry Stone collection.
Just a wonderful effigy scoop made of maple wood and with the best natural untouched surface and great patina from use. It is 9 1/2” long with a 4 1/2" scoop. There is a carved bird’s head or a horse's head and mane carved on handle end. It is believed to be Native American Iroquois, NY origin, no issues, 18th century.
I love the form of this hand carved maple scoop. I believe it is Native American. It is 13” long x 4” wide and the scoop part is 5 ½” long x 4” wide. There are 2 early tight shrinkage cracks in the scoop. Great wear from use and a wonderful patina. 18th/19th century.
Looking for a good early bottle for your tavern table? This is a wonderful English black glass (olive color) rum bottle with a high kick-up open pontil and an applied string neck. There are no issues. Size is 9 5/8” tall. c.1780. NOTE: This is an 18th century English rum bottle not to be confused with the later 19th century rum bottles that are a smaller diameter and don’t have the string neck.
This is one of the finest made forged iron lighting trammels that I have owned. It was very delicately made with a 1/4" wide bar having 14 adjustment teeth. The adjustment and hanging rod is only 3/16" wide. It has a pig tail on the top end and curl on the bottom end where a Betty lamp or grease lamp would hang. The trammel extends from 19" to 27” fully extended. This lighting trammel was made by a skilled blacksmith in the 18th century. PA origin.
This is a very good tin PA cheese drainer that sits on 3 scoop shaped feet. It has 2 loop handles. The drainer is 5 3/8” in diameter and 4 1/2” tall. It is in excellent condition with only minor scrapes inside where a dent was pushed out. Not a common shape. 19th century.
I love the surface wear on this PA butter print, showing many years of use. It has a sheaf of wheat design that is deeply carved. The print is 4 1/4” in diameter x 3” tall. The print was carve from pine. There are no issues, just good honest wear. Early to mid-19th century.
This is an early goblet made of Lignum vitae. It is 6 1/4” tall x 3” diameter top and has a wonderful grain pattern. There are 2 very short, old shrinkage cracks in foot. I love the wonderful knopped stem, and testament to its early age. It also has a cut off sprue on base. This goblet dates to c.1680-1740. Probably English.
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