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


VERY RARE AMERICAN SIGNED SKEWER SET, 18th CENTURY

I have had several sets of skewers and hangers over the years but this is the first fully signed one that I have owned. Signed wrought iron items are extremely rare and seldom offered for sale. This set is signed S.V. ROBINSON on one side of the hanger. There are 3 X's on the other side of the hanger. It is American and possibly of NY origin. There are 6 round skewers that are 6” to 9 3/4” long. The wrought iron bracket is a generous 6 1/2 T x 6 1/2” W. 18th century.

Price: $475.00

2018-Nov-21 02:13pm EST | Tags : Iron Hearth

LARGE PUNCHED TIN GRATER with WHALE TALE, 18 INCH

This is a very large punched tin grater with a rare whale tail end with a hanging hole. Graters of this size are discussed in the ref. book "Early American Wooden Ware" by Mary Earle Gould. She said that large graters like this made it possible to use two hands to grate such things as potatoes for making starch or carrots for coloring butter. The wood is pine and the size is 18” x 7 1/2” x 3” tall and the board is 1” thick. The tin was fastened with early hand forged nails. It shows great wear but no issues and wonderful oxidation of the natural surface. New England, 18th to early 19th century. This grater would look great hung on a wall.

Price: $295.00

2018-Nov-21 01:58pm EST | Tags : Tin Woodenware

HOLIDAY COLORS RED, WHITE AND BLUE 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-Nov-19 08:30am EST | Tags : Woodenware Folk Art Early Paint

MINIATURE OVAL WALLPAPER BOX, 4 1/4 X 3 X 1 3/4

This is a very nice oval wallpaper covered 2-finger wooden box. It probably is a Hingham, MA box. The size is 4 1/4 x 3 x 1 3/4” tall. It was constructed using copper tacks in the fingers. The wallpaper has what looks like blue Forget Me Not flowers on white with stippled lines. There are minor losses to wallpaper but considering its age, it has survived quite well. c.early to mid-19th century.

Price: 275.00 Holiday Priced at $225

2018-Nov-19 08:00am EST | Tags : Boxes

19TH CENTURY NY SHAKER BEESWAX and TALLOW CANDLES

These are authentic Shaker candles that were made in the 19th century. I do not know the name of the Shaker community where they were made, only that they were purchased from a Shaker collection in NY. The candles are 7 3/4” long x 7/8” diameter and are made of beeswax and tallow. I was told that this mixture was developed by Shakers so that the candles held up better than all tallow in the heat plus they have a better smell. I have 9 candles in all, all unbroken, that can be sold individually or as many as available. 19th century.

Price: $90 each plus shipping

2018-Nov-19 07:15am EST | Tags : Candles Early Lighting

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: $500.00

2018-Nov-18 03:00pm EST | Tags : Treen Early Paint

WROUGHT IRON CANDLE SNUFFER for CHANDELIERS

This is a wrought iron chandelier candle snuffer, American and of New England origin. It is 24” long. It resembles a loom candle light but is more delicately made. 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

2018-Nov-18 03:00pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting

WROUGHT IRON TRAMMEL LIGHTING DEVICE, 18TH CENTURY

Trammel light with single candle cup and drip pan. The candle cup is tabbed through the wax drip pan. This wonderful lighting device is all original and is American. It is 30” long unextended and 61 1/2” fully extended. Great untouched surface and no issues. 18th century.

Price: $425.00

2018-Nov-18 03:00pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting

18TH C. COPPER FAT LAMP

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.

Price: $175.00

2018-Nov-18 03:00pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting

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

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Bowls Miniatures

EARLY ASH BURL TABLE SALT, 3 3/4" Tall

I believe this wonderful American black ash burl bowl was intended to be used as a table salt but it is possible that it could be a miniature footed bowl. Whichever the case, it was lathe turned with a stepped base and with unusual concave turnings. The tiny bowl is 3 3/4” in diameter x 1 1/4” tall. There are no issues with it, just natural fissures that are the result of how it grew and not damage. This rare salt/bowl dates from late the 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $425.00

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Bowls Miniatures

ASH BURL COVERED SPICE JAR, 6 1/2" T, 18th CENTURY

Lidded items of ash are not too commonly found for sale. This ash burl lidded jar container is typical of those used for table spices or possibly sugar. It was lathe turned with the lid out of the same burl. The form with the finial is typical of early to mid-18th century. The jar is 6 ½” tall x 4 ½” diameter at middle and is in excellent condition. Rare

Price: $750.00

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Treen

BURL KNOT DIPPER, 18th CENTURY

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.

Price: $275.00

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Treen

RARE LARGE BURL DIPPER or SCOOP, 18th CENTURY

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.

Price: $675.00

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Treen

LARGE ASH BURL BOWL, 11 3/4" D, EARLY 19th CENTURY

Ash burl bowl, 11 3/4" D x 3 3/4” T, numerous eyes, swirled grain patterns, lathe turned, rare inside rim, thin walled, footed, no issues. I sent photos to Steven Powers, author of the ref. book, North American Burl Treen, and he confirmed that it is American black ash burl that was cut on a tangent to produce the beautiful grain patterns, that the inside rim is unusual, and that it was lathe turned in the early to mid-19th century.

Price: $750.00

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Treen

ASH BURL JAR with PRONOUNCED RIM, 4 1/2" TALL

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.

Price: $295.00

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Treen

VERY RARE ASH BURL SNUFF BOX, 18th CENTURY

A wonderful and very rare hand carved American Rev. War period ash burl snuff box. It has 3 pewter pins in top for decoration. I believe the outside was hand carved and smoothed but the inside was chip carved. Probably Native American from the northeastern Great Lakes region. The box is only 3 1/2" D x 1” T. 18th to early 19th century. Rare to find.

Price: $450.00

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Treen

ASH BURL PORRINGER, NATIVE AMERICAN, 18th 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.

Price: $475.00

2018-Nov-15 06:00pm EST | Tags : Burl Treen

MAPLE BURL BOWL, CHIP CARVED, NATIVE AMERICAN

This is a great Native American maple burl bowl. The bowl was carved out by repeated burning and chip carving to form the inside of the bowl. It is possibly of northeastern Great Lakes region in origin. It is a deep bowl, 8 ¾” D x 4 ½” T. The inside bottom shows the rough chip carved marks and is dark from wear and use. It has very good patina. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $395.00

2018-Nov-15 04:04pm EST | Tags : Burl Treen

EARLY CHECKERS GAME BOARD in ORIGINAL PAINT

Very good early game board or checkerboard in original red and black paint. It is one board, 13 1/2 x 14". There are hand cut screws fastening the original two cleats on the back to prevent warping. This game board dates to the early 19th century.

Price: $295.00

2018-Nov-12 04:00pm EST | Tags : Games

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-Nov-12 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

EARLY NARROW TIN SCONCE with CRIMPED TOP

An unusually narrow tin sconce with a crimped bonnet top. The sconce is 13 3/4” tall x 2 7/8” wide and has a tabbed through the base candle socket. Narrow sconces are not too common and are great for hanging where typical wider ones won't work. There are no issues. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $250.00

2018-Nov-12 10:53am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

18th CENTURY MORTAR & PESTLE, ORIGINAL RED PAINT

An early mortar and pestle in original red paint. The base was hand carved, typical of the early 18th century. There is a 2 1/2” shrinkage crack from rim down with top 1 1/2” open and rest tight, a minor shrinkage split in rim, and a 1” spot near top where there was a flaw in wood at time of turning. The wood is maple and the size is 6 3/4" ta;; x 5” diameter. The pestle is 8 1/2” long with traces of original red paint and is believed to be original to the mortar. 18th century with a NH origin.

Price: $225.00

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Treen Early Paint

LARGE ROUND PANTRY BOX in ORIGINAL BLUE PAINT

Very good early pantry box, 9 1/8 x 4 3/4” tall, in original dark blue paint that has oxidized black as the early blue paints do. There is a tight crack in base as the only issue. The pantry box has thick walled and was constructed using iron tacks and wooden pegs. Early 19th century.

Price: $350.00

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint Treen

LARGE ROUND FINGERED PANTRY BOX in EARLY RED PAINT

Thick walled pantry box with very dry original New England red paint. The box is 9 3/4” x 6 3/4” tall. There are shrinkage cracks in lid but it is still tight. There are iron tacks in single finger on the lid and in the base lap and wooden pegs. This wonderful pantry box dates to the early 19th century.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint Treen

RARE HALF-SIZE PUNCHED TIN LANTERN, 18th CENTURY

A very hard to find half-sized punched tin barn lantern from the 18th century. The candle socket is tabbed through the base, typical of the 18th century. The lantern is only 10 1/2” top of smoke bell with a 12 1/2” hanging height and a 4” diameter base. There are no issues and an untouched surface. 18th century. These small punched tin lanterns seldom appear for sale.

Price: $475.00

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting

PUNCHED TIN BARN LANTERN, 18th CENTURY

Punched tin barn lanterns such as this one are often erroneously referred to as Paul Revere lanterns that were supposedly used on his famous ride to warn Bostonians of British troops coming. This lantern has the typical 18th c. tabbed through candle socket and is 15" tall x 5 1/2” diameter base. It has no issues and all solder joints solid. 18th or very early 19th century. Ex. Smitty Axtell collection.

Price: $275.00

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting

EX. ROTH COLLECTION WROUGHT IRON LIGHTING TRAMMEL

One of the best small lighting trammels I have owned. It is American and hand wrought iron construction. Original scribe marks are on the slide to mark the location of the teeth. The trammel is 10 1/2” long with a 12 1/2” hanging height shortest and 16” fully extended. It is 1 1/2” wide including slide and a 1” sawtooth blade only. 18th century. Ex. Howard Roth collection.

Price: $395.00

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Early Lighting

EARLY PUNCHED TIN GRATER with 2 HOLE SIZES, RARE

This handled punched tin food grater is unusual in that there are 2 sizes of punched holes. This is the first one I have found made like this. The grater is 13 3/4 x 2 1/4” wide. The punched tin is fastened with square nails. The grater shows wonderful wear from use and there are no issues with it. Graters such as this one were used to shred orange and lemon peel, spices, nuts, etc. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $175.00

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Treen

18th CENTURY EATING BOWL in EARLY BLUE PAINT

Early eating bowl are getting very hard to find. This very good example is from the 18th or very early 19th century. It has its original blue paint that likely was added in early 19th century. The bowl wood is southern hard pine and the size is 6 1/2-6 3/4” x 1 3/4” tall. There is a very tight 2” hairline down from rim that can be seen in the photos. More photos are available.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Bowls Treen Early Paint

SMALL BEEHIVE BOWL in ORIGINAL BLUE/GREEN PAINT

This is a small maple wood beehive form bowl in original blue/green paint. The bowl was lathe turned and has thin walls. The size is 6 1/2” x 2 1/2” tall. There is a very tight 1/4” line at rim that is very stable. Early 19th century. Rare to find this small.

Price: SOLD Thank you!

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Bowls Treen Early Paint

REV. WAR PERIOD CHEESE BOX STYLE CANTEEN in Paint

A hard to find canteen in the desirable cheese box form. The canteen is 5 3/4" in diameter x 2” wide. It has its original leather strap guides with square nails. The original dry green paint shows appropriate use wear. Very good condition with no issues. Canteens like this one would have been carried by soldiers in the Rev. War to 1820 period. The initials A N are inscribed into side. A rare find.

Price: $395.00

2018-Nov-10 03:00pm EST | Tags : Rev. War Early Paint Treen

TIN WITCHES HAT CANDLE SNUFFER, 19TH C.

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.

Price: $155.00

2018-Nov-08 06:55am EST | Tags : Tin Early Lighting

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-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Treen Early Paint

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: $450.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

AMERICAN MILITIA TIN CANTEEN in LIGHT BLUISH PAINT

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.

Price: $325.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Tin Early Paint Rev. War

18TH CENTURY SPILL VASE

This is one of the best spill holders I have had is quite awhile. The wood is mahogany with a great satiny surface patina that develops on mahogany after a couple hundred years of use. The spill has great form with wonderful lathe turnings. It is 6 3/4” tall with a 2 3/16” opening. Condition is great with no issues to mention. Spills were used to hold rush or small pieces of wood to carry a flame to light candles. A very hard early lighting accessory to find. 18th century. From the Peter Gregory collection.

Price: $175.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Treen Early Lighting

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-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Treen Early Lighting

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: $225.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Treen Boxes

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: $1295.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Dutch Pottery

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: $175.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

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: $150.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

FOLK ART CARVED SAILOR

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.

Price: $155.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Folk Art Early Paint

THREE PA TIN CHEESE DRAINERS

Offered are three different style tin cheese drainers, all of PA origin. All three have feet and handles. No. 1 is 5 3/8” diameter x 4 1/2” tall; No. 2 is 5 3/8 x 4 1/2" tall; No. 3 is 4 1/2 x 4 1/4" tall. All are in very good condition with minor scrapes or dents from use. 19th century and PA origin. Priced individually or as a group below.

Price: 350.00 for all three drainers

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Tin

EARLY TIN SPICE BOX with GRATER, PA ORIGIN

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.

Price: $175.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Tin

RARE WROUGHT IRON GRISSET, 18TH CENTURY, AMERICAN

Grissets were used in the 18th century and earlier to catch the grease drippings from meat roasting on a grill over a hearth fire. The grease then would be used to burn in various fat lamps. Grissets like this one were also used to melt tallow (fat) over a hearth fire. Peeled reeds would then be dipped into the melted tallow to make the rush that was burned in rush lighting devices.This wrought iron grisset has a diamond shaped grease pan with riveted and hammer welded handle. It is 17 1/4” long and the pan is 103/4 x 4 x 2” deep. This is only the 3rd grisset that I have owned, all of different forms. This grisset dates from early to mid-18th century and is in very good condition. More photos are available.

Price: $675.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

EARLY LARGE CHALKWARE SPANIEL DOG

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.

Price: $275.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Chalkware

SHAKER 4 FINGER PANTRY BOX, ORIGINAL RED PAINT

Very good large Shaker 4 finger oval pantry box. The box is 11 x 8 x 4” tall and has its original worn red paint. There are scattered areas with traces of original red paint that haven't worn off as much, especially on the lid band. The paint on the top of the lid has nearly worn off from use. The box was constructed using copper tacks in the fingers with iron tacks around the lid and base. Condition is good with just a couple of very minor wood losses on the bottom edge near the finger. This was an attic find in MA. The box dates to mid-19th century. More photos are available.

Price: $575.00

2018-Oct-21 10:45am EDT | Tags : Shaker Boxes Early Paint

EARLY FAT LAMP with COVER, 18TH C., RARE FORM

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

2018-Oct-21 04:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

HINGHAM, MA 2 FINGER PANTRY BOX, 6 3/8"

Hingham, MA 2 finger pantry box, possibly Harvard, MA, with the best natural surface patina. The oval box is 6 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/2” tall and was constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. It has a maple body with pine top and bottom. There are no issues to mention. Mid 19th century.

Price: $275.00

2018-Oct-08 02:20pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Treen

RARE PAIR OF PEWTER PEG LAMPS

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.

Price: $175.00

2018-Oct-06 06:50pm EDT | Tags : Pewter Early Lighting

SHAKER SANDER

This is a not too commonly found Shaker pounce shaker used for drying ink on letters. It was lathe turned of maple wood and it still retains most of its original thin coat of varnish. It has the characteristic drilled holes in the shape of a star in the top for pounce to come out of. The size is 2 7/8” tall x 2 5/8” diameter. It has no issues and dates to mid-19th century. There are the remains of the original paper covering over the fill hole in the base. The Shaker sander is rare find.

Price: $295.00

2018-Oct-06 06:30pm EDT | Tags : Shaker Treen

SMALL TREEN GOBLET

This small treen goblet was very finely lathe turned from a chunk of walnut wood. It is only 4 1/2’ tall x 1 3/4” in diameter and has a very dry natural surface patina. There are no issues to mention. Early to mid 19th century.

Price: $75.00

2018-Oct-06 06:30pm EDT | Tags : Treen Tavern

MINIATURE TIN COFFEE POT

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.

Price: $175.00

2018-Oct-06 06:30pm EDT | Tags : Tin Miniatures

RARE MINIATURE SIDE SPOUT TIN COFFEE POT

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.

Price: 195.00 Sale Pending

2018-Oct-06 06:30pm EDT | Tags : Tin Miniatures

CHILDS STEP BACK CUPBOARD with ORIGINAL PAINT

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.

Price: $750.00

2018-Oct-06 06:30pm EDT | Tags : Furniture Early Paint

SMALL TABLE SALT or SPICE JAR

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: $75.00

2018-Oct-06 06:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

SMALL REDWARE PLATE with 3 OCEAN WAVES SLIP DESIGN

This is the second redware plate. It is 6 1/4” diameter x 1” tall and is also of PA origin. It has that same great pumpkin color and 3 “ ocean waves”, 1 short 1 long and 1 short. There are only very minor rim nicks, no cracks or hairlines. There is writing in pencil on back of this plate by the previous owner for inventory purposes. There is a blacken back from years of heating in a hearth oven. Mid 19th century. Very hard to find size.

Price: $345.00

2018-Oct-06 05:36pm EDT | Tags : Redware

SHAKER TRAVEL SOAP BOX with MIRROR, 19th CENTURY

This is a Shaker made travel soap box with its original mirror. The box is made of maple and has the best natural surface patina that maple wood takes on after a century of use. The soap box is 4 1/4" in diameter x 1 3/4” tall. There are no issues. 19th century.

Price: $125.00

2018-Sep-23 09:13am EDT | Tags : Shaker Boxes

EARLY REDWARE JAR with "OCEAN WAVES" SLIP DESIGN

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.

Price: $295.00

2018-Sep-19 02:07pm EDT | Tags : Redware

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: $450.00

2018-Sep-19 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

18TH C. NOGGIN in ORIGINAL BROWN PAINT

Very hard to find noggin in original brown paint. The noggin is American, maple, and of New England with faceted sides. It is 7 1/2” tall and there are no issues to mention. What looks like a hairline crack on the inside doesn’t show on the rim or the outside. Noggins are rare in paint.

Price: $425.00

2018-Sep-19 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Tavern Early Paint

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: $225.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Tin Hearth

18TH CENTURY WOOD AND TIN GRATER

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.

Price: $95.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Tin

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: $225.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

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: $95.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Tin

EARLY LOLLIPOP BACK WALL BOX

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.

Price: $225.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes

LARGE 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: $425.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

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: $395.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Redware

WONDERFUL 18TH CENTURY HANGING PA SALT BOX

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.

Price: $350.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware Boxes

10TH ANNIVERSARY TIN CANDLESTICK w/ WEIGHTED BAS

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.

Price: $175.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Tin Anniversary Tin

FOLK ART PAINTED MAINE DOCUMENT BOX

This is a very folky Maine document box with original very dry black paint on a salmon base. It is typical of Maine painted items. The box is 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 7 1/2" deep. It has dovetails and square nail construction. It looks like a small 1” strip across the back broke off in the 19th century and was re-attached by gluing. It is barely noticeable on the outside. The carrying or lifting handles are original. There is a slot for a divider (long missing) inside. This great Maine document box dates from early to mid-19th century.

Price: $425.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Folk Art Early Paint

SMALL TREEN BOWL in RARE PLUM COLOR PAINT

Wonderful smaller size bowl with original plum color paint. This is the only bowl I have owned with this color paint and it is wonderful. In addition to the rare color, this bowl is only 8 1/4-8 7/8 x 2 1/4, a hard to find small size. It is a hard wood, possibly maple, and here are no issues with it save for a small area where something took some paint off (see 3rd photo). 19th century.

Price: $325.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Bowls Early Paint

18TH CENTURY SMALL BEEHIVE EATING BOWL

I believe this early beehive form bowl was used as an eating bowl. The wood is southern hard pine. It originally has a red wash on the outside but most of the paint has worn away leaving a nearly natural look. The bowl is only 7 1/4 - 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 - 2 1/2” tall, a typical size for 18th c. eating bowls. There are no issues and it has good wear with a wonderful patina. This bowl dates to late 17th to early 18th c.1680-1740.

Price: $275.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Bowls

VERY SCARCE 18TH/19TH C. SMALL COPPER TEA KETTLE

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.

Price: $150.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Copper

PAINTED NEW ENGLAND CUTLERY BOX

Cutlery box or tote with very fine dovetailed construction. The box is in its original red paint on the inside inside with black paint on the outside. There is a red diamond design on all 4 sides. The dimensions are 14 1/2 x 11 x 6 1/4” tall at the handle. There is an early repair to a crack in bottom and a very tight crack on one side of the center divider. c.1780-1820.

Price: $225.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware Early Paint

SCARCE REDWARE PORRINGER, MA ORIGIN

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.

Price: $200.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Redware

BOTTOM OF STACK BALE HANDLED PANTRY BOX in BLACK

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.

Price: $325.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

EARLY STEEPLE BACK WALL BOX in ORIGINAL RED PAINT

The form of this wall box is great with its steeple back and canted sides. The surface is very dry original red paint with pin striping on the front. It was made using square nails. I believe that it is a New England box but could be another eastern state and it dates to the early 19th c. Size is 11 1/2 wide x 5” tall on the chamfered box and 11 1/2 tall on back hanger. The bottom board has a shrinkage split that doesn't harm the integrity of the box. More photos are available.

Price: $325.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

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: $125.00

2018-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

REV. WAR PERIOD AMERICAN STAVED WAGON CANTEEN

This "wagon" canteen came out of an old collection in Rochester, NY. It is wooden with staved construction and 2 wrought iron bands and the best natural surface. These larger sized canteens would have been carried in a wagon for soldiers use. It is slightly oval, measuring 8 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 5 1/4” tall. The staves are tight and hold the sides securely. There a couple of small pieces of iron out of the edge of the rims that doesn't hurt the integrity of the bands. The canteen is branded W.M. in 2 places on one side. Rev. War period to 1800. Ex. condition.

Price: $450.00

2018-Sep-03 12:22pm EDT | Tags : Rev. War Treen

FANTASTIC EARLY GAME BOARD in ORIGINAL PAINT

This is a very good early to mid-19th century American checkerboard in original paint with crimson red and jet black squares and a mustard border. The squares outlined in incised lines. It is one board with breadboard ends secured with square nails. The single board has shrunk over the years as expected leaving a small gap along one edge. The game board is 18 ½ x 18 ¼ . c.1840-1860.

Price: $275.00

2018-Aug-27 07:00am EDT | Tags : Games Early Paint

SHAKER 3 FINGER PANTRY BOX in ORIGINAL RED PAINT

Very good early oval Shaker pantry box in original red paint. When found it had a floral design painted on the outside and inside that was carefully removed from all but the inside bottom. The original very dry red paint was preserved. There are 3 fingers secured with copper tacks and pegs. It measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/8” x 2 3/4” tall. There are no condition issues, the surface is very smooth from use. The box dates to the mid-19th c.

Price: $475.00

2018-Aug-25 03:08pm EDT | Tags : Shaker Boxes Early Paint

WROUGHT IRON HANDLED HEART SHAPED TRIVET

Very good early hand wrought iron handled trivet in a heart shape. The trivet is 11 1/2” long x 4 1/2” wide. No issues. 18th century, American.

Price: $175.00

2018-Aug-18 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

TABLE SPICE or MASTER SALT JAR

Very good early treen footed table master salt or spice container. The spice jar is 3 7/8” tall x 3 ½” base diameter. It was lathe turned with a flared lip of a fruitwood. The jar dates from the 18th or very early 19th century. Excellent used condition.

Price: $145.00

2018-Aug-18 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

BOOTJACK in ORIGINAL RED PAINT and INCISED CARVING

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.

Price: $175.00

2018-Aug-12 08:50am EDT | Tags : Folk Art Early Paint

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: $115.00

2018-Aug-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

ELMER JEROME CARVED REDHEAD DUCK DECOY

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.

Price: $150.00

2018-Jul-25 01:41pm EDT | Tags : Folk Art Decoys Early Paint

Very early child’s carved toy rattle. The wood is southern pine. It has traces of original gold paint around middle section. 5 3/4” tall x 2” diameter. A note on bottom reads: "This belonged to grandma Palmer made by some of her family over 100 years old.” There is a worn area on the base as shown in the last photo. This rattle dates from late 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $95.00

2018-Jul-18 07:01am EDT | Tags : Childs Treen

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: $95 each plus shipping

2018-Jul-18 07:00am EDT | Tags : Glass


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