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
Four spout table top grease lamp with traces of original/early black paint. This lighting device was deaccessioned from the Deerfield, CT museum collection. It retains the “139-13” museum mark. It has a riveted ring base with a simple iron shaft and an iron 4 spout stationary grease lamp on top. The lamp is 16” tall and the bottom ring is 6” diameter. This fat lamp dates to early 18th century.
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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.
A very fine early 18th c. spiral or courting candle holder. The candle holder is impressed "NA & LM" on iron spiral. It has its original chair hook and smooth working candle lifter. The wooden base shows wonderful age appropriate wear and the spiral tang goes through the base. It is 6 1/2” tall. The base has an old crack half way across but it is solid. The best untouched surface worn smooth from use. It dates early 18th c.
Miniature bowls are very scarce and those made in the 18th century are nearly impossible to find. Most are in collections. This miniature bird’s-eye maple bowl was most likely used on the table for salt or spices. It is 3 1/4” x 1 3/4” tall. It was expertly turned on an early lathe with incised bands of varying widths and depths. The untouched natural surface is well worn with great patina. There are no issues. 18th c. Rare. Note: Bird's eye and Tiger maple are only found in Canada, Maine, and the northern Appalachian range.
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Wall hanging shaving shelves like this were common in the early country homes. This one has shelves for a shaving mug, razor, and a box for a comb. It has the original mirror that has a small crack in along the left side. The hanging shelf is 21" tall x 9" wide x 3" deep. It was constructed with small square nails dating it to mid- to late 19th century. It has nicely scribed pinwheels at the top and bottom suggesting a PA Dutch origin. The wood is white pine. There are traces of original gray paint that remain. The 2 arrow drops on the top have been re-attached. Minor tight crack in top shelf. The towel rod is missing but an easy fix. Not too commonly found today.
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Offered is an early birchbark snuff box with lapped construction and wooden pegs. It has the original leather tab for removing cover. There are no issues. 2 3/4” x 1 1/2” wide x 1 3/4” tall. 18th - early 19th c.
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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.
Dome top storage box, rare smaller size, with original bittersweet or salmon color paint. It is made of pine and has a very dry surface. It has its original leather handle. There is a written note on the inside of the lid that reads: "Made by John H. Libby around 1830". It is a nice smaller size, only 11 5/8” x 8 3/8” x 5 3/4” tall. It has a wonderful forged hook latch and was constructed with square nails. There is a tiny chip on front right corner of top. Great color.
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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.
I love the form and workmanship of this large ladle. It was hand carved from bird's eye maple wood. It is American, possibly Native American or Colonist made, and possibly of Maine origin. It has a wonderfully carved handle with a rat tail carved on bottom of bowl. It has inlaid brass plates riveted to both sides of handle for strength. The ladle is 18” long with a 4 3/4” x 5” x 1 1/2” deep bowl. There are no issues. C.1760-1780. Note: Birdseye maple is only found in Canada, Maine, and northern Appalachia.
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A great small rundlet or rumlet as they are sometimes referred to. Made of walnut wood and dating to the Rev. War period. It is 4” tall x 3” diameter and has lathe turned rings and hand inscribed lines on both ends. It has no issues. There are remains of original shellac or varnish. Possibly PA origin.
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I am very please to offer a wonderful and very early personal eating bowl that was lathe turned out of a walnut log. It has great lathe turning marks and and the best untouched surface and patina. It has a slight beehive form and is footed. The bowl is 5 1/4” - 6” x 1 1/2” tall with a 3/8” rim and has super shrinkage. There is a very tight 1”shrinkage crack in rim that is hard to see. This bowl came out of a very good NY collection. Bowls like this rarely come out of personal collections. 18th century.
These forged iron accordion form pipe tongs are a testament to the blacksmiths skill. They are only 3” x 4 3/4” when fully collapsed and are an incredible 30” fully extended. It is certainly not common to find accordion pipe tongs that extend this far. 18th century.
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I love the color and patina this American 18th c. pine eating bowl has developed. It has a beehive form and a very dry surface. There are knife marks on the inside and a very tight 1 1/2” crack down from rim. There is a natural 2” worn down area on rim that I believe has been there from the time it was made. It has wonderful shrinkage and is 7-7 3/8” x 2 1/4” tall. It has a very smooth surface like we like to see. This bowl came out of a very good collection in upstate NY.
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Small round pantry box, 2 opposing fingers, iron tacks and wooden pegs, natural surface, 2” x 1” tall, mid-19th century. Not common to find this small.
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Small round pantry box, 2 opposing fingers, copper tacks and wooden pegs, natural surface, 2 3/16” x 1” tall, mid-19th century.
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This is a very good round pantry box and a hard to find smaller size, 4 3/8” x 2 5/8” tall. It is a Harvard, MA. made pantry box with 2 fingers, iron tacks and wooden pegs. The best untouched natural surface patina. Early 19th century. No issues.
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This hand carved horse has the best original paint and outstanding carved detail. The legs were carved separately and attached. The leather bridle and leather ears are original as is the horse hair tail. There are a few minor chips on hoofs as expected. The horse is 8” tall x 2 1/2” wide x 9 1/2” long. C.1850.
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This forged iron tasting spoon is smaller than what is usually seen. It is only 9 3/4” long with a 2’ bowl. It has a rat tail end for hanging by the hearth. Good wear to the bowl. As the name implies, spoons like these were used to sample food cooking on the hearth for flavor. 18th century.
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This is a not too common tin hanging fat lamp with a punched heart design. The hanging height is 14” and the lamp height is 8 3/4”. It has a twisted forged iron hanging hook. All of the solder joints are tight. No issues. Possibly PA. C.1820-1840.
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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.
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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.
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.
I believe this may be a make-do pantry box with a leather strap handle in place of the usual wooden strap handle. The leather strap handle is fastened to the pantry with wooden button pegs. It 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. NOTE: It is also possible that the leather strap handle is original to the pantry box.
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A wonderful pantry box with 2 fingers, thick walls and the original dry reddish brown wash paint. The paint looks more brown than red. Size is 7 1/2” x 3 3/4”. There are no issues and the pantry box dates early to mid-19th century. Hard to find them is this great condition.
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.
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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.
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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.
This is one of the best Shaker clothing brushes that I have owned. The bristles are horsehair and the handle is maple. The handle was wonderfully lathe turned, typical of Shaker workmanship. It is 10” tall and there are no issues. C.1830-1850. This came out of a wonderful Shaker collection in NY.
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This is one of the best large scoops I have found in a long time. It was made either by an early colonist or possibly by a Native American Iroquois. The scoop is a maple burl with a hint of tiger maple graining on handle. It has a great form and the patina is super with a smooth as butter surface. The scoop is 15 1/2” long with a 6” x 4 1/2” scoop. There is an old 1” x 1/4” chip on scoop edge that has worn smooth from use and a small missing piece of wood on the end of the handle that is also well worn. The bowl has outstanding grain patterns. 18th century. Not common this large.
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.
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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.
Here is a not too ofter found Rev. War period bill hook facine knife. It would have been used as a bush knife for building earth works during war and for clearing underbrush around the forts. This one is 13” overall with a 7” x 4” blade plus tang. Similar examples with descriptions are shown in “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution” by Neumann and Kravic.
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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.
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 a superbly carved miniature goldeneye drake duck decoy. It has the original paint with no touch-ups. The decoy is 5 1/2” x 2 1/2” tall and has glass eyes. 19th century. Ex. J. Stone collection, NY.
This is a very rare maple burl master salt. It is of New England/NY origin. The master salt is 3 1/4” x 2 1/4” tall. It has wonderful grain patterns and patina with a slight sheen from many years of use. C.1840.
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.
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.
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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.
This is a very early American 18th century pipe pipe box having canted sides and its original New England brown paint. Construction was with wood pegs and early small T-head nails. It has very minor and early fill on bottom edge. The form is quite rare and typical of early pipe boxes. The box is 13” tall x 4 1/2” wide x 5” top and 1” bottom depth. C.1720-1750. More photos are available.
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.
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.
One of my favorite items is this very early American wall hanging salt box with its original thick red milk paint. It was constructed with wooden pegs, some of which have been replaced with tiny square nails over the years. A wooden dowel hinges the lid. It has an unusual recessed bottom board. There are chip carved designs on the front and sides. The box shows great wear as we like to see. The size is 4 1/2” wide x 4” deep x 7” tall back board and 4” tall lid. This early salt box dates to early 18th century, c.1700-1750.
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.
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.
A wonderful folk art carved and painted squirrel. The detail and surface are outstanding. The bottom is signed and dated, “S Jones 1873”. Very minor loss on ear tips and a hard to see clean break in tail that was reattached at some point. It has original dark brown, green, gray and tan paint. Carved from a single piece of wood. 7” x 3” x 6” tall.
The surface on the early table spice jar or salt is very dry like we like to find them. The wood is southern yellow pine and the jar is 4 1/2” tall x 3” diameter opening. There are no issues. C.1780-1820.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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