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


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 early 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 Paint Tavern

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: 110.00 each or buy 3 or more @ $95 each

2018-Sep-19 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Candles Early Lighting

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-Sep-13 06:51am EDT | Tags : Shaker Paint Boxes

EARLY ASH BURL TABLE SALT or MINIATURE FOOTED BOWL

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-Sep-11 06:58am EDT | Tags : Burl Bowls

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 Kitchen 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

TIN CANDLE LANTERN with RED PAINT

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

Price: $95.00

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

PANTRY BOX with RED PAINT

Very good early pantry box with original red paint that shows great wear from use. The box is 7 1/2 x 3 1/2”, thick walled with square nails and pegs. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $225.00

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

MA REDWARE JUG with MANGANESE GLAZE SPLOTCHES

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

Price: $425.00

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

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

IPSWICH BETTY LAMP STAND AND BETTY LAMP

Very good tin Ipswich Betty lamp stand and Betty lamp. The stand is 6 12” tall and the lamp is 6 1/2” tall. It doesn't have a wick pick but may not have had one originally since there is no hanger for one to hang from. The top of the stand is oval shaped the same as the Betty lamp indicating they were made to go together. Early to mid-19th century. The condition of both pieces is very good with no issues. These stands are unique to Ipswich, MA. These early stands are not too common.

Price: $375.00

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

18TH/19TH C. TIN PAUL REVERE STYLE BARN LANTERN

Early Paul Revere form tin barn lantern. The lantern has a 16” hanging height x 5 1/2” diameter base. Wonderful untouched surface with a few minor dents from use. It has a cleated through candle cup which is indicative of 18th to early 19th c. lanterns. The lantern is complete with no broken solder joints. 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $225.00

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

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 Paint Folk Art

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 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

PANTRY BOX with ORIGINAL BLUE PAINT

Wonderful early pantry box with its original blue milk paint. The paint has good oxidation. Blue paint was a hard color to develop and wasn't used until early in the 19th century. The blue color would oxidize over time to a more black color as the paint on this pantry box has. The box was constructed using copper nails in the band laps and 4 square iron nails in lid band plus wooden pegs in the lid and base. The box is 6 1/2 x 2 3/4” tall. No issues, Early 19th century.

Price: $250.00

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

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 : Paint Woodenware

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 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 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 Period

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 : Paint Games

SIGNED 18TH CENTURY RUSHLIGHT with BURL WOOD BASE

I love the look of this rushlight with its large burl base. It is American with a wrought iron candle cup counterbalance. The candle cup is folded as it should be. The wrought iron shaft is inserted into round plug that goes through burl base. It is 9 1/2" tall and has a 5 3/4” diameter x 4” tall base. The name W. L. BAXTER in impressed on the top near the edge. There are no issues, the opening on the side of the base in a natural formation of the burl. This American rushlight dates from early to mid-18th century.

Price: $495.00

2018-Aug-25 03:17pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Burl

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 Paint Boxes

18TH C. COPPER TRANSITIONAL 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-Aug-25 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

VERY RARE MINIATURE WROUGHT IRON LIGHTING TRAMMEL

Offered is a very rare wrought iron miniature lighting trammel, only 9 1/4” shortest x 12” maximum length. The trammel has great pig’s tail curls at both ends. The surface is untouched with original oxidize surface. Very rare size, American, 18th century.

Price: $350.00

2018-Aug-25 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

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

WROUGHT IRON ROUND TRIVET

Wonderful blacksmith work on the wrought iron trivet. It is 5 ¾” x 2 1/8” tall. The center T shaped piece was hand forged to the ring, 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $75.00

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

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: $350.00

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

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 : Paint Folk Art

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-Aug-11 04:32pm EDT | Tags : Chalkware

AMERICAN EARLY WROUGHT IRON LOOM LIGHT

Early American loom lights are getting harder to find. I like them because they were used to light a small room where a loom was being used. This loom light dates to the 18th century. It is 14” long. It was very well made having a twisted shaft and a folded candle cup. It was made with heavy wrought iron rod. The surface is untouched and as found with mild surface rust.

Price: $350.00

2018-Aug-10 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Iron

UNUSUAL 19TH CENTURY CANDLE LANTERN

I love the form of this most unusual candle lantern with its original tin pie crimped base and folded tin ring that are supported by 2 iron rods. The iron chain for hanging is original to the lantern. The hanging height is 11 1/2” and it has a 5 5/8” base diameter. it is American and dates to mid-19th century.

Price: $225.00

2018-Aug-10 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

RARE "ANCHOVIS" STONEWARE JAR

This is a great little stoneware ANCHOVIS jar with incised cobalt blue letters. The jar is only 6 1/2" tall with a 4 1/4” top diameter. The condition is very good with no chips or cracks. There are two minor underglaze flaws. This is a rare stoneware labeled stoneware from the 19th c. It looks like it may be of NY or PA origin.

Price: $395.00

2018-Aug-10 11:00am EDT | Tags : Stoneware

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

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-Jul-27 03:18pm EDT | Tags : Rev. War Period Tin Paint

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 Paint Decoys

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 Kitchen

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: $745.00

2018-Jul-15 09:15am EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

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-Jul-15 08:57am EDT | Tags : Tin

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: $475.00

2018-Jul-12 07:11am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

WROUGHT IRON CHANDELIER CANDLE SNUFFER

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: $245.00

2018-Jul-12 07:07am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

TREEN EATING PLATE, 18TH CENTURY

Treen plate, pine, stains from use, great lathe turning grooves, rimmed, and footed, great shrinkage, 7 1/2-7 3/4 x 1/2” tall, no issues, 18th c.

Price: $325.00

2018-Jul-12 07:01am EDT | Tags : Treen

IRON WEDDING BAND HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICK

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

Price: $295.00

2018-Jun-21 09:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

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: $550.00

2018-Jun-21 09:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

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: No. 1 $150; No. 2 $150; No. 3 $125. All 3 $350 with free shipping.

2018-Jun-18 03:57pm EDT | Tags : Tin

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: $175.00

2018-Jun-07 07:03am EDT | Tags : Folk Art Paint

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: $195.00

2018-May-27 04:15pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

PATRIOTIC RED, WHITE AND BLUE LARGE JUGGLING PIN

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

Price: $175.00

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

EFFIGY LADLE, EASTERN GREAT LAKES or IROQUOIS

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

Price: $575.00

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

RARE PAIR of ROSEWOOD 18TH CENTURY CANDLESTICKS

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

Price: $345.00

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

18th c. NEW ENGLAND TREEN SUGAR BOWL with LID

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

Price: $210.00

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

SWING HANDLED BUCKET with RED PAINT

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

Price: $275.00

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

BRASS WEDDING BAND HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICK

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

Price: $275.00

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

TRANSITIONAL BETTY LAMP

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

Price: $195.00

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

AMERICAN SAVES-ALL FORM TIN CHAMBER STICK

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

Price: $195.00

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

LARGE DUTCH APOTHECARY or STORAGE JAR, DATED 1726

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

Price: $1395.00

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

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

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

Price: $495.00

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


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