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. 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


LIDDED SPICE JAR, 6 1/2", 18th/19th C.

Offered here is a wonderful table spice jar, walnut wood, pole lathe turned with great incised rings on cup and lid, covered. It is 6 1/2” tall x 3” diameter. It has an integral lid knob and there are no issues. This table spice jar dates to late 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $150.00 Plus S/I (SALE PRICE $130 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Treen

PILGRIM ERA FORGED IRON 4-SPOUT GEASE LAMP

Early heavy forged iron 4-spout grease lamp, spike to hang from a wall, forged links with wonderful twists, 11” hanging height with a 3 1/2” x 1” deep pan, collection or museum number on base 12.715 in white paint, ca.1680-1720.

Price: $195.00 Plus shipping (SALE PRICE $165 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

OVAL HINGHAM, MA PANTRY BOX, 6 1/4 X 4 3/4 X 2 1/2

This is one of the nicest oval pantry boxes I have found. It was made in Hingham, MA and has a natural surface, 2 fingers, copper tacks and wooden pegs. 6 1/4” x 4 3/4” x 2 1/2” tall, early 19th century, no issues.

Price: $225 plus shipping (SALE PRICE $185 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Boxes

SHAKER OVAL PANTRY BOX, 5 1/4 X 3 1/4 X 2, 19TH C.

Just a perfect small Shaker oval pantry box, 3 fingers, copper tacks, wooden pegs, maple with pine top and bottom, 5 1/4” x 3 1/4” x 2” tall. There are traces of the original red paint remaining. No issues, mid-19th century.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping (SALE PRICE $325 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Boxes

TAVERN FLIP GLASS W/ TODY STICK, 18TH

A not too often found tavern flip glass. It is hand blown flint glass having an open sharp pontil where it was broken off the pontil rod. It has a very clear glass with a few sand granules and wavy, just the way it should look. The glass is 5 7/8” x 4 1/2” diameter top, no issues, 18th century. Would have been used in a tavern, inn, or public house to mix flip drinks. Tody stick is included. The tody stick would have been used to crush the orange slice and a sugar chunk for the flip.

Price: $275.00 For Both Plus Shipping (SALE PRICE $225 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Glass Tavern

KEYSTONE COP WHIRLY-GIG, 14 1/4" TALL, EARLY 20TH

I just love this early Keystone Cop whirly-gig. It dates to the early 1900’s. The figure is 14 1/4 inches tall and has all of its original paint. The dark area that you see on both sides of the chest was caused by bleed from a knot in the wood. There is an early repair (glued) to a break in one arm and is hardly noticeable. The hands and arms are hand carved. The paint has “alligatored” over the years giving the whirly-gig a wonderful appearance. The wood is Pine and the whirly-gig was found in Ma. The base is newer but does have some age. Rare to find this nice.

Price: $695.00 Plus shipping (SALE PRICE $625 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Whirly-gig Early Paint Folk Art

LIGNUM VITAE MORTAR & PESTLE, 18TH C.

This Lignum vitae mortar & pestle has a wonderful grain pattern. I took photos outside in the sunlight to show the grain better. It was pole lathe turned, no easy feat as this wood is extremely dense and hard. The mortar is 6 ½" x 5 ¾" in diameter. The original pestle is 8” long and also Lignum vitae. The mortar has a knot hole in inside top edge that does not go through. C.1750. The mortar is very heavy, weighing almost 6 pounds. Lignum vitae is in the top 10 woods in hardness and density and because of weight, it won't float on water. Pieces of felt are stuck on the bottom.

Price: $245 plus shipping (SALE PRICE $195 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Mortar & Pestles

HOLLOW CUT SILHOUETTE OF YOUNG GIRL ORIGINAL FRAME

Hollow cut silhouette of a young girl. On the back is written “Mrs Thos. Spearman (nel Marthas lover) born 7/10/1827 our grandmother”, original pine frame is reeded and has the original black paint and brass hanging loop. 3 3/4” x 4 3/4” frame size and the silhouette is 1 3/4” x 1”. C.1830’s. No issues.

Price: $185.00 plus shipping (SALE PRICE $145 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Silhouettes

SMALL HIDE COVERED DOCUMENT BOX W/ KEY, 19TH C.

One of the best hide covered document boxes that I have owned. It is a great small size, being only 10” x 5 1/2” x 4” tall. It is decorated with brass tacks and it has rare functional leather hinges under the hide covering. The interior is covered with period wall paper. It also has its original lock and hasp with rare working key. C.1800-1830. No issues.

Price: $225 plus shipping (SALE PRICE $185 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-23 11:30am EST | Tags : Boxes

THICK WALLED PANTRY BOX, 9", ORIGINAL PAINT, 19TH

Pantry box, thick walled, original thick dry green (oxidized black) paint, iron tacks in band laps (2 early replacement copper tacks in box lap), wooden pegs, 9 1/4” lid dia. and 9” base dia. x 5” tall, one small divot at bottom lap nail, early to mid-19th c.

Price: $345.00 (SALE PRICE $295 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-17 11:00am EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

PILGRIM ERA FORGED IRON TAVERN PIPE TONGS

This is the first pipe tongs that I have owned of this form. I haven’t been able to find a similar shape in my several reference books on early forged iron. This is a forged iron American pipe tongs, dating to c.1680-1720. It is 15 3/4” long and was hand forged from a single iron rod. Pipe tongs were used in the home and in taverns, inns, and public houses to lift hot coals from a fireplace fire to light a pipe. A wonderful and rare form.

Price: $295.00 (SALE PRICE $225 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-17 11:00am EST | Tags : Tavern Iron

RARE FORGED IRON BEAM SPIKE CANDLEHOLDER, 18TH C.

Offered is a rare beam spike candleholder. This form candleholder is not too commonly found. It has a folded candle socket, has a 6 1/2” long twisted spike and is 3 1/2” tall. 18th century. A rare early lighting find.

Price: $325.00 (SALE PRICE $295 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-17 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

SIGNED ROUND PANTRY BOX W/ BLUE PAINT, 6 1/2"

A wonderful signed round pantry box having its original or early Robin's egg blue paint. 6 1/2” x 3” tall. It is branded “F. H. BAHMANN” on the bottom. Constructed with copper tacks and wooden pegs. There are no insect holes or issues. Dating to second half of 19th c.

Price: $445.00 (SALE PRICE $375 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-17 11:00am EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

18TH C. REV. WAR ERA BIRCH BARK SNUFF BOX

18th century birch bark snuff box, very well made with expertly carved sawtooth decorated bands secured with wooden pegs, wooden base, 3” x 1 1/2” x 2” tall. It has finely ground tobacco contents inside. Great patina and condition.

Price: $225 (SALE PRICE $195 plus shipping)

2024-Feb-17 11:00am EST | Tags : Rev War Era Snuff Boxs

Very rare early 18th century horn drinking cup with a wood bottom. The wooden bottom horn cups are nearly impossible to find now. This one came out of a long time collection in NY State. The horn cup has wonderful dark colors and patina; 3 1/2” - 3 3/4” tall x 2 7/8” - 3 1/8” dia. top and 2 1/4” dia. bottom; 17th or early 18th century. Very rare. It would have been used in a tavern or inn in the period.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-17 11:00am EST | Tags : Horn

RARE FORGED IRON SKEWER HANGER W/ SKEWERS 18TH

Very rare 18th c. forged iron large skewer hanger with 4 skewers; hanger is 10” tall x 14” across long skewer; skewers are about 10” long. This large skewer set would have been hung by the fireplace and used for roasting larger chunks of meat on the hearth. Very rare.

Price: 275.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-11 11:30am EST | Tags : Iron Hearth

LARGE PA ROUND CHEESE DRAINER W/ 3 FEET, 19TH C.

Cheese drainer, PA origin, tin, 3 round feet, 2 loop handles,6” diameter x 4 1/4” tall, ex. condition with a great untouched patina. 19th c.

Price: $150.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Tin Cheese

EARLY MAPLE FUNNEL, 6", 19TH C.

The untouched natural surface patina on this mid-19th century maple lathe turned and hand carved funnel is the best! The funnel is 6” tall x 4” diameter. There is a very tight, hardly noticeable, hairline shrinkage crack running down the bowl. No other issues. This funnel would look great in a kitchen display.

Price: $65.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Treen

18TH C. SPICE OR SALT SPOONS

1. Bone salt or spice spoon, elongated spoon form, 5”, 18th/early 19th c. 2. Horn salt or spice spoon, 4 7/8”, 18th/early 19th c. No issues. 3. Bone salt or spice spoon, wonderful form, 4 3/4” long, 18th/early 19th century. 4. Maple wood salt or mustard spoon, great turnings, 4 1/2” long, 18th/early 19th c.

Price: From Left: Nos. 1, 2, & 3 are $30 each and No. 4 is $55 plus shipping

2024-Feb-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Spice Spoons

18TH C. TABLE SPICE or SALT JAR

One of the best table spice or salt jars I have found. It was pole lathe turned with a wonderfully turned knop on the stem, 4 3/4” tall x 3 1/2” diameter top, maple, untouched natural surface having a super patina. C.1750.

Price: $225 plus shipping

2024-Feb-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Treen

18TH/19TH CENTURY TAVERN PITCHER/MEASURE

This 18th or early 19th c. measure has a typical English handle style and is a one quart size. It was entirely carved from a single log of English oak, including the handle. It has outstanding natural surface color and patina. The only issue are a couple very minor tight short lines at the top. 8” tall x 4” diameter. English.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Tavern

RARE BARBERSHOP TRADE SIGN STRAIGHT RAZOR 19th C.

Folk art at its best and a wonderful piece of history. This is a hand carved and planed wooden straight razor sign that would have hung in the window of a barbershop. It has the original black and silver paint. The blade is secured to the case with an early screw and there is an early screw holding the two halves of the case together as well as a couple small nails. The overall length of the sign is 18 1/2”. The blade is 17 1/2” long. There are no condition issues. The sign dates to the last quarter of the 19th century. They just don't get much better than this.

Price: 345.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Folk Art Signs

19TH C. APPOTHECARY JAR, 7 1/2" TALL

Wonderful 19th century survivor apothecary jar with original tin lid. The jar was blown into a 2 piece mold and has the best wavy glass with pinpoints of impurities and a slightly raised smooth pontil. This is a medium sized jar measuring 7 1/2" tall x 5 1/2" diameter. Very good condition with just a very minor rim roughness from use. Hard size to find.

Price: $95.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Glass

REDWARE OVOID JUG, 8 1/4", NEW ENGLAND, 18TH C.

I love the shape of this redware ovoid jug. It is a New England piece, 8 1/4” x 6 1/4” diameter having a brown glaze. There is a 1 1/4” x 1/2” chip on edge of foot, a 1” tight crack up from foot that may be from firing. What appears to be a crack on the handle is in fact a glaze crack and does not go into the clay. Ca.1780-1800.

Price: $245.00 Plus shipping

2024-Feb-04 11:30am EST | Tags : Redware

AMERICAN WHITESMITHED ROASTING FORK, 18TH CENTURY

Roasting or cooking fork used to lift or turn meat on a broiler during hearth cooking, wrought iron, wonderful whitesmith details with stamped circles on handle and file work shaping, hanging hook on end with a curl. 16 ¼” long. Ca.1740-1800, American.

Price: $95.00 Plus shipping

2024-Feb-04 11:30am EST | Tags : Iron Hearth

CUTLERY TOTE, MUSTARD STENCILING ON GRAIN PAINT

Cutlery tote, canted on all 4 sides, NY state origin, original mustard stenciling on black and red grain paint, very dry surface, cut nails, 11 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/2” tall, c.1820.

Price: $225.00 Plus Shipping

2024-Feb-04 11:30am EST | Tags : Woodenware Early Paint

PEARLWARE HAND PAINTED C/S, EARLY 19TH C.

Pearlwear glaze handless cup and saucer, hand decorated designs painted in burnt orange, yellow and green, ca. 1810, 5 ½” x 2 ½” tall, excellent condition having only minor scratches. Looks great displayed.

Price: $95.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-04 11:30am EST | Tags : China

AMERICAN FORGED IRON ACCORDION PIPE TONGS, 18TH C.

A hard to find American forged iron accordion style pipe tongs. There are wonderful curls on the handles with pig tails. The tongs measure 11” when extended fully. These date early to mid-18th century. No issues. Pipe tongs were found in taverns, inns, public houses and in the home in the 18th century and were used to grab a hot coal from a fireplace or table brazier to light a pipe.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2024-Feb-04 11:30am EST | Tags : Iron Tavern Smoking

VERY RARE PILGRIM ERA JACK LEATHER TAVERN TANKARD

These very early Pilgrim era Jack leather tavern tankards are just never seen for sale. They are mostly in collections or museums and only rarely become available. This Jack leather tankard is made of hand sewn saddle leather. The surface has darkened areas from handling, just as you want to see. It is 7 5/8” tall x 5” top diameter and 4” bottom diameter. There are no issues. English, ca.1690-1720. Rare. It still had the owner's tag indicating that it was sold by Christie’s of London in 2009 for $1200.

Price: SOLD Thank you

2024-Feb-04 11:30am EST | Tags : Jack Leather Tavern

OVAL WALLPAPER BOX, 10 3/8 X 9 X 6 1/2, 19TH C.

Early oval wallpaper box having a sewn base and lid; 2 small pieces of cardboard are glued to inside lid to secure rim; some water staining on the base; 10 3/8” x 9” x 6 1/2” tall; written on inside lid is “Betsy Church Post Born June 27, 1797 Died Oct. 15, 1864”, good bright colors. More photos are available.

Price: $195.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Wallpaper Box Boxes

18TH C. AMERICAN MAPLE EATING PLATE

Early thin 18th century eating plate; maple; American; untouched dry surface; 7 7/8” - 7 3/8” x 1/2” thick; 1” raised rim; pole lathe turned; no issues. Hard to find American eating plates.

Price: $425.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Treen

18TH C SPIRAL CANDLEHOLDER W/ DRIP CATCHER PAN

Spiral candleholder; tinned sheet iron wax catcher pan with a 1/4” rim; 3 forged legs; peened through spiral; original or early wooden candle lifter with a rosehead nail for turning (nail may be newer); 7 1/2” tall with a 4 1/2” dia. tray; carrying arm/chair hook; mid-18th century. Wooden candle lifters were commonly used in the period.

Price: $345.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

PILGRIM ERA TO EARLY 18TH C. PAN GREASE LAMP

Grease (Crusie, slot) lamp; pan was filled grease, fat scraps, fish oil, veg. oil, and after c.1760 whale oil; a simple wick or rag in the slot fed from the fuel; attached wick pick, wick holder, and a hanging spike; 5 1/4” x 3 1/2” x 3/4” pan; 10 3/4” hanging height; ca. 1680-1740.

Price: $275.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

18TH C. BIRCH BARK TOBACCO/SNUFF BOX

Just a wonderfully made birch bark tobacco (snuff) box; possibly Native American made; 3 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 2” tall; original leather pull tab on cover; wooden pegs and locked-lap band; super patina and wear; no issues; ca. 1750-1780.

Price: $175 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Native American Boxes

REV. WAR ERA WOODEN RUNDLET

Rev. War era rundlet; maple wood; lathe turned with deep rings on top and bottom; natural surface; it has a tight shallow crack across rings and a 5/8” chip on bottom ring; natural surface with great patina and wear. 3 3/4” tall x 3 1/2” diameter with good shrinkage. This size rundlet would have been carried in a haversack.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Rev War Era Rundlets

ROUND PANTRY BOX W/ EARLY BROWN MILK PAINT, 8 1/2"

Offered is a round pantry box with very early thick brown milk paint over the original salmon color paint; thick walled; 8 1/2 x 4” tall; good condition. It is painted on inside and bottom with the same brown paint; iron tacks and wooden pegs. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $195 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

SHAKER PANTRY BOX W/ LITHO PRINT OF SHAKER WOMAN

This is a small oval Shaker pantry box with a litho print of a Shaker woman on the lid. The box is 6 3/8” x 4 3/4” x 2 1/2”; original varnished surface; copper tacks and wooden pegs. There is a business card of seller and a receipt of sale dated August 3, 1978 inside the box. A very small 1/4” piece of litho missing on top edge but there are no other issues. Ca.1840’s and not common.

Price: $395.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Shaker Boxes

MID 19TH C. SCRUB BOX W/ ORIGINAL BLUE PAINT

Scrub boxes, such as this one, were used primarily to scour knives using pumice and a rag. This one has its original blue paint that has oxidized to a grayish/black as early blue paint always does, and has good honest wear from many years of use. It was constructed with small T-Head nails in the side boards and square nails in the bottom. It is 12” x 7 3/4” x 2” deep and dates to ca.1850.

Price: $275.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

SLIDE LID CANDLE BOX W/ ORIGINAL RED PAINT

Candle box having its original red paint; dovetailed with 3 cut nails between dovetails; very dry surface; three finger notches in lid for opening; 12 1/2” x 3 5/8 x 3” tall. The candle box has wonderful wear on the top and bottom as it should from many years of use. Could have been used to store spills or taper candles. Early 18th c.

Price: $225 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

PA SPICE/SEED BOX, ORIGINAL REDDISH WASH, 18TH C.

PA walnut dovetailed spice or seed box having its original reddish-brown wash paint; very dry surface; no damage; lid has slight shrinkage as it should but holds in place; 8 1/2” x 4 3/4” x 2 3/4” tall; ca.1760-1780. American spice boxes this early are not too common.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

18TH C MAPLE BURL MORTAR & PESTLE

One of my favorite burl pieces. Just a terrific maple burl mortar & maple pestle (not burl). The mortar was turned on a pole lathe and has 5 bands that are either raised or inset. It has the best natural surface that is worn incredibly smooth from many years of use. There are no issues; great patina; 7 1/4” tall x 5 7/8” top diameter and 5 1/2” base diameter; 9” pestle that looks to be original to the mortar; 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $375 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Mortar & Pestle Burl

STAVED SUGAR FIRKIN W/ ORIGINAL GRAY & RED PAINT

Wonderful smaller size staved sugar firkin having its original dry gray and red paint; wire bale with wooden handle; sheet iron bands with original red paint; initials F.T.P. in red paint; original recessed lid with wooden handle; only 7 1/2” tall x 7 3/4” diameter top; painted gray inside and on the bottom; ca.1850’s. Very tight staves. Would have been stored in the pantry.

Price: $275.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Early Paint Firkins

EARLY CLAY PIPE STEMS IN A TREEN BOWL

Being offered together are these 7 early clay pipe bowl fragments and an early mixing bowl having a natural surface. The mixing bowl is very light weight being made of basswood. It has some knife marks in the bottom so was used for cutting/chopping vegetables as well as for mixing. The bowl has a 3/4” rim and is 10” - 10 5/8” x 2 - 2 1/4” tall.

Price: $125 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Tavern Bowls

18TH C. AMERICAN DICE SHAKER & 4 DICE

Dice shaker; original thick red milk paint with 3 gold painted bands; 4 bone dice 3/8” square; 2 3/4” tall x 1 1/2” diameter; 18th to early 19th century. Would have been found in a tavern or inn. Not often found.

Price: $165 plus shipping

2024-Jan-30 09:30am EST | Tags : Dice Shaker Early Paint

TIN and GLASS LANTERN, 16" X 5", 18TH C.

Offered here is a very good tin and glass lantern having crossbars to protect the glass panes. It has a peened under candle socket, indicating it is late 18th c. There is no damage. The glass panes are early and possibly original. It has a sliding tin door to access the candle. The lantern is 16” to the top of ring handle and is 5” square. 18th or early 19th c. This lantern came from the Hollis Broderick collection.

Price: 345.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

EARLY 19th CENTURY TIN BETTY LAMP

Offered is a very nice tin Betty lamp, complete with hanger hook and wick pick. 4 3/8” x 3 1/4” and 11” hanging height. c.1840. Not as commonly found as the iron ones.

Price: $155 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

RARE PILGRIM ERA CANTING FAT LAMP, 17th C.

This is a seldom seen canting crusie wick channel lamp. There never was an internal wick support. It has a ratchet arm to permit a canting action for pan. 10” hanging height, 5” x 3 7/8” pan, twisted halbert spike, 17th c., English. Rare form.

Price: $220.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

LARGE WHALE OIL GLOBE LANTERN, EARLY 19TH C.

Whale oil lantern, original hand blown glass shade, removable double wick brass burner in a glass reservoir inside a tin container w/ clamps that hold it in place, 17 1/2” hanging height, 12” top of punched tin top, 4 1/2” x 7” shade, globe is sealed with original plaster top and bottom, possibly New England Glass Co., ca.1830-1855. Under a black light I can see that the black paint on the top punched area and the base has a late 19th c. black over paint. No issues. Rare this large.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

WHITE SMITHED RUSH LIGHT W/ COPPER DISK, 18TH C.

Very rare hand forged and whitesmithed 18th c. American rush light having wonderful file work with decorative rings at the base and a rare decorative copper disk on top of legs, untouched surface, penny feet, 10” tall, ca.1720’s.

Price: $525.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

COMPLETE TIN TABLE TINDER BOX W/ CANDLE HOLDER

Tin table top tinder box with candle socket, complete with damper, striker, and flint, top and damper are both tabbed under, no issues, 18th century.

Price: $245.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting Tin Tinder Box

PILGRIM ERA SPIKE CANDLE HOLDER

Right out of a wonderful 45 year lighting collection is this Pilgrim era spike candle holder. I believe it is a precursor to the sticking Tommy miner’s lamp. It was hand forged from a single thick iron rod and is 7 3/4” long. C.17th early 18th c.

Price: $145.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting Pilgrim Era

RARE COVERED PA TRUNION KETTLE LAMP, 18TH C.

This is the first covered kettle lamp that I have owned. Forged iron kettle lamp, sliding cover closes over the filling hole, open handle with curl also serves as a hook for a ladder back chair, etc. original wick pick and chain, 10” tall x 6” dia. base, nice file work on stem, no issues, c.1770-1800. PA origin.

Price: $475.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

COURTING CANDLESTICK, 18TH CENTURY

Courting candlestick, chair hook, candle lifter is a round tab with a hole and works fine, ash base, peened through base, 7 3/8” tall with a 3 7/8” diameter ash base, marked LM-LN, English or American, mid-18th century.

Price: $250.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-20 11:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

AMERICAN PILGRIM ERA FORGED IRON LIGHTING TRAMMEL

Wonderful Pilgrim era forged iron lighting trammel, American, 20” shortest and 36” fully extended, 1/2” wide, hand cut teeth, wonderfully shaped hangers, outstanding forging work, all original, wonderful surface, 17th to early 18th c. Betty lamp prop is not included.

Price: $595.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-15 09:30am EST | Tags : Early Lighting Iron

WONDERFUL 19TH C. LARGE SPLINT BUTTOCKS BASKET

Offered is a wonderful large ash splint buttocks basket in old natural surface and wonderful original condition. It has the best large "Eye of God" woven design at each handle. It is large harvest basket, measuring 20” x 17” x 13” tall to top of handle. It is in very good condition having just 1 broken weaver. Natural surface and a great patina. New England ca. 1880.

Price: $150.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-04 09:30am EST | Tags : Baskets

REV. WAR ERA TIN POWDER FLASK, COMPLETE, 18TH C.

Rev. War era tin powder flask with cap and rare measure with old string. The flask is 5 1/4” across spout x 3 1/4” dia. x 1 1/2” wide. It has wonderful patina and wear. There are no issues. Very rare to find with original cap and measure.

Price: $365.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-04 09:30am EST | Tags : Rev War Era Tin

PILGRIM ERA MAPLE EATING PLATE

Early American treen eating plates are getting very hard to find today. This is a wonderful Pilgrim era maple eating dish, lathe turned very thin with a 3/16” rim and a 1” bevel toward the center. It is 6 7/8” in diameter x 3/8” thick and has a very dry surface with great wear and patina. Dating to late 17th or early 18th century. No issues.

Price: SOLD Thank you

2024-Jan-04 09:30am EST | Tags : Treen Eating Plates

EARLY 18TH C. RUSHNIP W/ WOODEN BASE

This is a Pilgrim era, 17th c., rushnip with a later, 19th c. oak base. The rushnip forged iron, having a twisted shaft and counter balance arm with a candle socket. The iron is quite thin and oxidized which is typical for rushnips/candle holders of this period. The base is early to mid-19th century. It was common practice to replace wooden bases during use of the lighting device as they often burned or split from drying. 11 3/4” tall with a 5” diameter x 2 12” tall oak base. Very rare to find this early.

Price: $675.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-04 09:30am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

TWO SHAKER MAPLE SCOOPS, 11 1/4" & 14" LONG

Both Shaker scoops offered for one price. No. 1 Shaker maple Scoop has a hand carved knuckle on the handle, great patina, all original. Just a very fine, tight, 5” age crack. 11 ¼” x 4 ½”. Ca. 1850. No. 2 Shaker maple Scoop has a hand carved knuckle under handle. It is in excellent condition and is 14” x 6” wide. Ca. 1850.

Price: $185.00 plus shipping for both scoops

2024-Jan-04 09:30am EST | Tags : Shaker Treen

SINGLE TIN CANDLE MOLD, 19TH CENTURY

Single candle mold, tin, fluted end, 10 1/2” long, large fluted top and handle, 19th century. No issues.

Price: $150.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-04 09:30am EST | Tags : Candles Tin

CAST IRON PORRINGER, 18TH CENTURY

Offered is a cast iron porringer. It has a straight line gate mark on the bottom and is maker marked " A.K. & Sons, No. 2". 6 1/4” diameter. 18th century. No issues.

Price: $175.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-04 09:30am EST | Tags : Iron

PA YELLOW WARE MOLD W/ GRAPES, 19TH CENTURY

Yellow ware food mold with a cluster of grapes design. 7” long x 5” wide x 3” deep. Probably of PA origin. It is in very good condition with 2 very small chips on the rim from use. It has a yellow mustard color with design around the edge. ca. 1880.

Price: $65.00 plus shipping

2024-Jan-04 09:30am EST | Tags : Yellow Ware Pottery

TIN TOLE PAINTED COFFEE POT, NY, EARLY 19TH C.

Offered is a wonderful tin tole painted straight spout coffee pot, similar design to Butler toleware of NY state. It has normal wear from use with good paint retention, especially the red designs, the large green leaves and the yellow brush strokes. There are no condition issues. The coffee pot is 8 1/2” tall with a 6” diameter base. C.1800-1840.

Price: $495.00 plus shipping

2023-Dec-18 09:30am EST | Tags : Tin Toleware

RARE REV. WAR to CIVIL WAR ERA STAVED CANTEEN


Rev. War era staved canteen with iron bands and 2 iron strap guides (one guide broken but present), original black milk paint, painted in red on one side is 10 Regt. Infantry horn and what looks like 4485 painted in red on the other side, 5 3/4” diameter x 2 3/4” wide, original 1” tall tin spout having square nails. After consulting with Robert Jones, author of “The Civil War Canteen”, who generously offered his expert opinion, I believe to be a Rev. War canteen and the horn insignia was added after 1832, the year that the US adapted it. It is a Militia Infantry canteen that could have been used in the Mexican/American War (1846-1848) and/or possibly the Civil War. It was not unusual to use a good canteen in other wars. Very unique and rare survivor.

Price: $1350.00 plus shipping

2023-Dec-18 09:30am EST | Tags : Canteens Rev War Era

PILGRIM ERA DOUBLE CANDLE SOCKET LIGHTING TRAMMEL

You just never see candle lighting trammels this early. This example is a forged iron double folded candle socket lighting trammel. It is 25” shortest and 36” maximum extended length. The trammel has hand cut teeth, two wonderful iron decorative elements and a hook for hanging on a beam. Outstanding age and an untouched surface dating from the 17th to very early 18th century. Very rare this early.

Price: $875 plus shipping

2023-Dec-18 09:30am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

18TH C. AMERICAN, NEW ENGLAND, TAPE LOOM

One of the best early tape looms that I have owned. It was made of pine wood and has a hand carved out handle opening beveled on one side. There are 3 wedge shaped inserts in the top, 2 on one side and 1 on the other side, that were added to secure shrinkage cracks as there are wooden pegs on each side of the cracks. It has a wonderful dry natural attic surface with a dark patina. The weaving strips were hand cut and are detached at the bottom end and held in place by the bottom board. 17 3/4” x 8 3/4” wide x 3/8” thick. There is a black ribbon like design painted across the top. Ca. 1750. Tape looms were used to weave narrow pieces of cloth. Rare to find this early. More photos are available.

Price: $975.00 plus shipping

2023-Dec-18 09:30am EST | Tags : Folk Art Tape Looms

YELLOW WARE MIXING BOWL, BLUE BAND, EMBOSSED

Large Yellow Ware Bowl, American, marked with an impressed, under the glaze, underlined 11 to indicate size of bowl. 11 ¾” diameter x 6 1/8” tall. Wide collar with embossed design, 1 wide blue band and 2 narrow white bands, 6-sided base. Excellent condition with age appropriate wear. Ca. 1900-1930.

Price: $125.00 plus shipping

2023-Dec-07 11:30am EST | Tags : Yellow Ware Pottery

VERY RARE REV. WAR ERA REDWARE RUNDLET

I have only owned 2 other redware rundlets. They are very hard to come by as most are in collections or museums. This one is 3 1/2” tall x 3” diameter and has a New England black lead-glaze. 18th century, c.1770-1830. There is very minor glaze chipping on rim. Rare.

Price: $625.00 plus shipping

2023-Dec-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Redware Rundlet Rev War Era

SILLMAN INK STAND, ORIGINAL LABLE & PAINT

Offered is a wonderful Sillman wooden ink stand with original label on bottom, faux brown over yellow grain painted body, original blown glass ink bottle, original cork and rope, 3 holes in top for quill pens, c. 1850. Bottom label reads “Manufactured by S. Sillman, Chester, Conn.” 3 3/8” x 1 7/8” tall.

Price: $195.00 Plus shipping

2023-Dec-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Woodenware Early Paint

REV. WAR ERA AMERICAN REDWARE CASK/CANTEEN, RARE

American redware cask or canteen, wonderful brown glaze with manganese flecks, New England, 7 1/2” tall x 5” base diameter and about 7” across spout, early possibly original cork, Ca.1780-1830.

Price: $575.00 plus shipping

2023-Dec-07 10:30am EST | Tags : Redware Rev War Era

ENGLISH OAK WALL CANDLE BOX, 18TH CENTURY

This is a wonderful English wall candle box made of oak and having the original shellac surface that gives is slight sheen. The box is 10” wide x 6” deep x 13” tall. The lid is has the original leather hinge with cut nails. The right side of leather hinge has pulled away from tacks. There is a tiny chip on the top left scallop. Ca.1740-1760. Looks wonderful hanging on a wall.

Price: $425.00 plus shipping

2023-Dec-06 05:00pm EST | Tags : Boxes

TREEN GOBLETS, PAIR, 9 1/2", AMERICAN, 18TH C.

Offered is a rare pair of large treen goblets. They were foot lathe turned from a block of walnut wood in the late 18th or early 19th century. 9 1/2 x 3 1/2” top diameter. They are in excellent condition and have a very nice natural surface. Would have been found in early taverns, inns, and public houses where they would have been used for wine or water. It is rare to find pair.

Price: $275.00 plus shipping

2023-Dec-03 11:30am EST | Tags : Treen Tavern

18TH C. SHAVING KIT W/ ORIGINAL YELLOW PAINT

Early and complete American shaving kit plus a period razor. The box has its original snipe hinges and was constructed with small cut nails in base. The inside is cut out for the original shaving brush with a lead handle. The box has its original age worn yellow paint with remnants of an oval painted scene on top with brown paint over yellow (some flaking). The straight razor with a wooden handle is period but doesn’t fit inside box. The box has a break with the base being a make-do repair. Size of box is 4” x 3 1/2” x 2 1/8” tall. Ca.1720-1750. Very rare find.

Price: $345.00 Plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Early Paint Boxes Shaving

18TH CENTURY TAVERN PORTER BOTTLE

Tavern porter black glass bottle, great olive color, full of air bubbles just as you like to see, deep sand pontil, 8 1/2” tall x 3 3/4” dia. base, very good sheen, small 1/4” in the making burst bubble on collar, expected surface wear from use. A porter is a short neck mallet bottle for rum and was refilled from a cask. They were found in taverns, inns, and public houses. 18th century.

Price: $275.00 plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Bottles Tavern

RARE RED TOLE PAINTED TIN TEA CADDY

Tea caddy, painted tin over sheet iron. Soldered joints. Cap fitted over short neck. Painted red with black and yellow floral decoration. 4 1/4” tall x 3 1/2” x 2 1/2” wide. Ca.1810-1840. Red is rare. Sticker on bottom indicates it was purchased at the York Show 11-2-91.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Tin Early Paint Toleware

EARLY STAFFORDSHIRE MASONIC SCENE PLATE, 5 1/4"

Wonderful English Staffordshire Masonic plate with man standing under a compass, written saying “Keep within compass and you shall be sure to avoid many troubles which others endure”, 5 1/4” diameter, no issues, c.1830.

Price: $125 plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Staffordshire

RARE ENGRAVED HORN CUP W/ HUNTING SCENE, BUILDINGS

Horn Beaker or Cup, extensively engraved in a hunting scene with 4 horses and riders, 12 dogs, 2 buildings, and trees. 3 5/8” tall x 2 5/8” dia. at top, 18th century, likely English. No issues. More photos are available.

Price: $325.00 plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Horn

LARGE 18TH CENTURY PEWTER CHARGER, 16 1/2"

Offered is a wonderful large pewter charger having a wide flat brim with a single reed on the underside. 16 ½ inches diameter. It is in very good condition with no issues. The charger is unmarked but possibly American or English (most English pewter was marked). 18th century.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Pewter

SLIDE LID TABLE SPICE BOX W/ ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT

Slide lid table spice box, square nails, original very dry green paint, 9 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/4” tall, two compartments, 19th century. The paint shows wear on the lid from use and has oxidized darker compared to the sides. This spice box looks much better in hand.

Price: $225.00 plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

LADIES LACE UP LEATHER SHOES, "BETSY ROSS SPECIAL"

Ladies high top lace up leather shoes, black, 10 ¼” tall, impressed on sole “Betsy Ross Special”, Late 19th century. All original and look like worn very little.

Price: $125.00 plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Shoes

BOTTOM OF STACK ROUND BALE HANDLED PANTRY

Very good bottom of stack bale handled pantry box with original blue (oxidized to black now) paint. 11 3/4 x 6 3/4” tall. Constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs and having thick walls. The inside bottom has an old piece of quilted fabric that could be removed if desired. There is the expected paint wear from over many years but no damage. Dating early to mid-19th century. More photos are available.

Price: $450.00 plus shipping

2023-Nov-28 09:30am EST | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

TIN TOLE PAINTED TRAY W/ WICK TRIMMERS

The wick trimmers and tray are being offered together as a set since they go together so well. The tray has hand painted decorations in red, white and gray. It is 10” x 4”. The cast iron candle wick trimmers have a spring action and there are 3 iron legs. These date to c.1780-1820 and are in excellent condition.

Price: 125.00 plus S/I for both

2023-Oct-31 09:30am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Early Paint Toleware

CLEATED HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICK, PAINT, 18TH C

Early 18th c. hog scraper candlestick, original thick black paint. This candlestick has a narrow collar and shaft, chair hook, original push up tab to adjust the candle height, and a tabbed through or cleated bottom, all indications of an 18th or early 19th c. candlestick. Underside was never painted which was common. Some wear to paint. 6 3/4” x 3 3/4” diameter base.

Price: 195.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-31 09:30am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

IPSWICH, MA BETTY LAMP AND STAND, 19th C.

Ipswich Betty lamp stand and tin lamp, attached wick pick, heavy tin, crimped stand top with dished base, 7” tall x 6” dia. x 3/4” tall base, attributed to Ipswich region of MA., no issues, American, early 19th century. No issues.

Price: $495.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-31 09:30am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

PA HALF-ROUND BUTTER PRINT, WHEAT DESIGN, 19TH C.

Offered is a wonderful PA half-round wheat design butter print with the best untouched natural surface and patina. It is 7” wide x 4 1/2” tall and has very deep carving. There are square nails holding handle. I believe the wood is walnut. Ca.1820-1860 or possibly earlier.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-31 09:30am EDT | Tags : Butter Prints Treen

RARE AMERICAN 18th CENTURY 8" EATING BOWL

Early American maple eating bowl, footed, 7/8” rim, 8” - 8 1/2” x 2 1/4” tall, pole lathe turned very thin, lots of knife marks, short crack in rim with some very worn chips, no other issues. Wonderful untouched natural surface patina. 18th century. Another hard to find item, especially with this patina.

Price: $325.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-31 09:30am EDT | Tags : Bowls Treen

RARE 18TH C. EATING BOWL & SPOON, 6"

These small personal eating bowls are getting much harder to come by. This wonderful example was pole lathe turned from southern yellow pine. It has a very dry natural surface with good lathe turning marks with a foot and a 1/2” complex rim. The bowl has good shrinkage being 6” - 6 5/16” x 1 3/4” tall. The hand carved spoon has a wonderful form, styled after pewter spoons of the period. There is a no harm fire scorch mark on bottom. It is 7 1/2” long and 18th century. The bowl and spoon date early to mid-18th century, ca. 1750.

Price: $475.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-31 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen Bowls

18TH C. TREEN EATING/TASTING SPOON, 8" LONG

Offered is a wooden tasting spoon, hand carved maple wood. The spoon is 8” long with a 3 1/2” x 2 1/4” bowl. Ca.1700-1800. These early spoons are getting increasingly harder to find.

Price: $95.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-27 03:30pm EDT | Tags : Treen

PA GERMAN BOOKPLATE, 19th CENTURY

Offered is a wonderful early 19th c. PA book plate that came out of Bucks Co. PA. It has wonderful colors in orange, black and blue/gray. The first letter, “B?”, has loss in the center, but no other issues. I believe it talks about the “kingliness” of Jesus Christ but I have not tried to translate the German script. The paper size is 3” x 4”, 19th c. The frame is oak or ash and I believe original. I did remove the back board and there is nothing written on the back of the bookplate.

Price: $325.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-24 09:30am EDT | Tags : Bookplates

18TH C FORGED IRON PIPE TONGS

Hand forged iron pipe tongs, intricate style made for picking up small hot coals to light tobacco pipes, spring action works great, wonderful faceted ball on hanging end, 20 3/4” long, would have hung on fireplace, mid-18th century.

Price: $595.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-24 09:30am EDT | Tags : Iron Tavern

AMERICAN REV. WAR ERA BELT KNIFE, 18TH C.

American Rev. War era belt knife, iron “butcher style” single-edged blade, 10 1/4” o/a, 6” clipped point blade, tang is inserted into wooden handle, brass ferrule, iron guard, c.1780-1820.

Price: $225 plus shipping

2023-Oct-24 09:30am EDT | Tags : Rev War Era Knife

REV. WAR ERA RUNDLET with PAINT

Rev. War era canteen, original or very early cork stopper, very early black milk paint over original New England red paint, 2 mustard painted thin bands, turned out of a single log with carved inset ends, 5” diameter x 4 3/4” wide, no issues.

Price: $575.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-24 09:30am EDT | Tags : Rev War Era Early Paint

FOLKY CARVED SPANIEL DOG, 19TH CENTURY

The detail on this carved spaniel dog is fantastic and obviously done by a skilled wood carver. Just a wonderful piece of American folk art. It is 13 1/2” long and stands 10” tall. It was carved from a single piece of wood and sits on a 15" x 3 1/2” board. There is a felt pad fastened to the bottom of the board. This carved figure dates late 19th century and of eastern shore origin. No issues.

Price: SOLD Thank you

2023-Oct-24 09:30am EDT | Tags : Folk Art

WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF MOTHER and CHILD

I just love this early watercolor portrait of a young mother with her baby. Very delicately done in pastel colors. Label on the back of the framing shop in NH. Dating c. 1850. It is 7.5” x 6” with an oval frame size of 13” x 11”. Excellent condition.

Price: $225 plus shipping

2023-Oct-24 09:30am EDT | Tags : Watercolors

RARE CHILD'S TIN TEAPOT, EARLY 19TH C.

I have never seen this style of a child’s tin teapot before. I believe it is a rare shape and a great example. It is fun to imagine a young child playing with it or learning from mom how to serve tea. There are no issues and it dates c.1830-1840. The tea pot is about 5” tall.

Price: $150 plus shipping

2023-Oct-24 09:30am EDT | Tags : Childs Tin

VERY RARE SMALL TIN CANDLE SCONCE 7" TALL, 18TH C.

Rare size small tin sconce, rolled seams, cleated candle cup, 7” tall x 5” wide wax catcher x 4” deep. Ca.1780-1820. Minor creasing at top. Not commonly found this small. Would work great in a small area.

Price: $125 plus shipping

2023-Oct-11 09:30am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

RARE PAIR OF SMALL PEWTER CAMPHENE LAMPS, 4 3/4"

A rare pair of small pewter camphene burning lamps having their original burners. Only one has the original cap with attached chain. The original caps are rarely found with the lamps. Only one has a wick included. 4 3/4” tall, Unmarked but probably American. Ca.1840’s. No issues.

Price: $195 plus shipping

2023-Oct-11 09:30am EDT | Tags : Pewter Early Lighting

SIGNED SUGAR NIPPERS on a BASE, AMERICAN, 19TH C.

These are just outstanding mounted sugar nippers. They are signed "BURTON" on cutter blade. The forged iron nippers are mounted on a walnut base having a molded edge. Size is 15 1/2” long x 4” wide. The mounting nuts are hand cut iron and the cutters are polished steel. A lathe turned brass standard. There are no issues. American, early 19th century. Not a common find.

Price: $425 plus shipping

2023-Oct-11 09:30am EDT | Tags : Iron Sugar Nippers

VERY RARE TAVERN COPPER BRAZIER, AMERICAN,18TH C

Small heavy copper brazier having a folded seam, forged iron handle, thick copper grate inside, 3 curled copper legs, opening for coal placement. 5 1/2” tall x 3 1/2” dia. It would have been used on a tavern table, in the home, or used while traveling in the 18th c. to warm drinks. Very rare. No issues.

Price: $495.00 Plus S/I

2023-Oct-07 01:30pm EDT | Tags : Tavern Copper

EARLY DOUGH BOWL W/ ORIGINAL PAINT, 14" X 4"

American thin walled maple mixing/dough bowl with the original reddish brown thick milk paint. What makes this bowl special are the 2 areas of natural tree trunk or bark mark from the maker turning the bowl as large as possible from the section of trunk he had (it is not damage). 14” - 14 3/4” x 4” tall, early 19th c.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-07 01:30pm EDT | Tags : Early Paint Bowls

18TH C. TREEN EATING BOWL, PINE, 7 X 2

These early eating bowls are getting very difficult to come by now. This one is American and is deep and thin walled and made of pine. It has a very tight line in the side wall that is barely noticeable. It has taken on an oval shape from shrinkage and is 7” - 7 1/2” x 2 1/4” tall. It is footed and has a wonderful color, untouched smooth surface and patina. c.1750-1780.

Price: $325.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-07 01:30pm EDT | Tags : Bowls Treen

WALL BOX OR SCRUB BOX W/ TALL BACK, 19TH C.

This wonderful wall box with its tall back looks great hanging on a wall. It is 18” x 9 1/2” x 4” deep and has the best natural surface patina. Constructed with T-head nails and the wood is pine. Dating to early 19th c. Ex. Jerry Stone. T5his wall box could have been used to store candles or used as a scrub box but there is little wear to support that use.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2023-Oct-07 09:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes Woodenware

TOLE PAINTED TEA CADDY, PA, 19TH C.

This is a wonderful PA or New England tin tole painted tea caddy. It has black asphaltum ground with red, green and yellow hand painted designs. 7 ¼” tall x 4 ¼” dia., very good condition, ca. 1850-1870.

Price: $175 plus shipping

2023-Oct-07 09:30am EDT | Tags : Tin Early Paint

EARLY 18TH C. MORTAR & PESTLE W/ ORIG. RED PAINT

Rare American pole lathe turned mortar and pestle with carved sprue on base and the remains of the original red paint. It has a very dry surface with no cracks or damage. The mortar is 6 1/2” tall x 6 1/4” diameter top and 4 3/4” dia. base and a 7 1/2” oak pestle that has a small chip off handle knob. C.1700-1750.

Price: 375.00 plus S/I

2023-Oct-02 11:30am EDT | Tags : Early Paint Mortar & Pestles

18TH C. NY STATE WALL BOX for CANDLES

A rare slant front, New York State, candle wall box with the original very dry dark green paint that has oxidized to near black. It has the original stenciled design on the front. Constructed with square nails. It retains the original forged iron hangers. 12” tall x 11” wide x 6 1/2” deep, lock missing but has the original brass hinges. Ca.1780-1820. No issues.

Price: $445.00 Plus Shipping

2023-Oct-02 09:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

18TH C. BOOT JACK with PAINT

Essential for removing boots when the days work was done, is a boot jack. This wooden example has its original oxidized oxblood red paint, incised carvings on center pieces, and a wonderful bent wood frame. It also has leather strips on the center risers. It is 22 x 5” wide, 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $175.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-26 09:30am EDT | Tags : Woodenware

RARE RUG HOOKING TOOL with PAINT

This is the first rug hooking tool that I have ever found. It is about 19” long and has a wrought iron point and a iron loop. It has the original red paint. I believe it was used with a rug loom. It was purchased from a very good PA dealer and it dates mid-19th century.

Price: $165.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-26 09:30am EDT | Tags : Rug Hooking

REDWARE PENNY BANK

A redware penny bank in the shape of a bee hive. This is attributed to East Brookfield, Mass. 4” tall, excellent condition, mid-19th century, c.1879-1888. This bank is unglazed.

Price: $135.00 Plus shipping

2023-Sep-26 09:30am EDT | Tags : Redware Banks

FEDERAL EAGLE BUTTER PRINT

Deeply carved American Federal eagle butter print, maple wood, wonderful detail, most of the shield and eagle are carved about 1/4” deep, 3 7/8” diameter x 2 1/2” tall, remains of early varnish, mid-19th century. No issues with great patina.

Price: $325.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-26 09:30am EDT | Tags : Butter Prints

HINGHAM, MA FINGERED PILL BOX

Small, probably a pill box, 2 fingered box, probably Hingham, MA, having copper tacks and wooden pegs. 3” x 1 3/4” tall, maple bands with pine top and bottom, no issues, mid-19th century. These smaller sizes are getting harder to find.

Price: $165.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-26 09:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes

HINGHAM, MA FINGERED OVAL PANTRY BOX

A wonderful Hingham, MA oval pantry box having copper tacks and wooden pegs. 6 3/8” x 4 5/8” x 2 1/2” tall. There are no issues. Early to mid-19th century. This would look great in a stack of smaller oval pantry boxes.

Price: $245 plus shipping

2023-Sep-26 09:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes

RARE STYLE TRAY, 16" X 5 3/4"

This is a super pine trencher, that may have been used on a table to hold breads or fruit. It is very thin and lightweight with a low profile. 16” x 5 3/4” wide x 1” tall. It has a natural surface with a great patina and color. Mid-19th century. A great size for displaying items.

Price: $145.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-26 09:30am EDT | Tags : Trenchers Woodenware

YELLOW WARE PIE BIRDS, NUTBROWN MFG.

Offered are a pair of yellow ware pie birds. "Nutbrown" is stamped on each one. Nutbrown is an English pottery maker that operated into the 1960’s. These pieces date to 1920-1930. Pie birds were used to vent a pie during baking.

Price: $75.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-26 09:30am EDT | Tags : Pottery Yellow Ware

CHERRY TABLE or WALL CANDLE BOX, 18TH C.

American wall or table top candle box. It could also have held spices in the divided drawer. It is made of cherry wood. It has dovetailed case and drawer construction with a divided drawer and top compartment. It is 11 1/2” wide x 8” deep x 11 1/2” tall. The only issue is an early break across the back below the hinges that has an early repair and is tight. It has the original brass hinges and drawer pull. C.1770-1800.

Price: 550.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-14 12:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes

18TH CENTURY TABLE MASTER SALT

American master salt, maple, very dry surface, 4 1/2” diameter x 2 1/2” tall, pole lathe turned, great shrinkage, no issues, 18th century.

Price: $150.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-14 12:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

REV. WAR ERA FILLING POWDER HORN, 12", 18TH C.

Offered here is a large filling powder horn having a great patina and color, a carved tip, and the original plug. It was made with wooden pegs in the end cap. The filling horn is about 12” o/an and has no issues. 18th century. As the name implies, filling powder horns were used for storage of larger quantities of powder and were used to fill the smaller powder horns carried by the frontiersman or militia.

Price: $150.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-14 12:00pm EDT | Tags : Powder Horns Rev War Era

RIFLEMAN'S HORN DRINKING CUP, 18TH C.

Rifleman’s belt horn cup w/ forged iron hanger, carved initials “M K” over original “I T”, outstanding condition and surface, 7 1/2” tall x 2” - 2 1/2” mouth, ca.1750-1780. Not too often found Rev. War era item.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-11 09:30am EDT | Tags : Horn Rev War Era

RARE FORM ROLLING PIN, 22" LONG, 18TH C.

I have only found a couple of rolling pins having this form being tapered from the middle toward the handles. This example was turned from a hickory log late 18th or early 19th century. It is 22” long x 1 ¾” dia. at center, tapering to just 3/4" at the ends. No issues, just normal wear with a wonderful natural surface and being very smooth.

Price: $75.00 plus shipping

2023-Sep-11 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchens

SAILOR CARVED WHALE BONE PIE CRIMPER, 18TH C.

Just a wonderful and rarely found sailor made pie crimper or jagger wheel as they were called in the period. This crimper was hand carved, probably by a sailor, from a whale bone. The wheel and the handle were hand carved. There is 1 very minor small nick in wheel. A tiny nail has replaced the original pin to hold the wheel in a make-do repair. The crimper is 6 3/8” long and dates to late 18th to early 19th century. Pie crimpers were used to add designs to a pie crust before baking in a hearth oven.

Price: $225 plus shipping

2023-Sep-07 11:30am EDT | Tags : Pie Crimpers Hearth Oven Kitchens

SPIKE BETTY LAMP HANGER WITH SCROLL WORK

I love the scroll work on this forged iron Betty lamp spike. It has 3 pairs of wonderful scroll work plus one scroll on the top. It is 9” tall x 6” wide at top pair of scrolls. The spike is 5” long (small c.1/2” tip missing). The spike has a great untouched surface. 18th c. Betty lamp spikes like this would have been driven into a pre-drilled hole in a log or beam for hanging.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2023-Aug-29 09:30am EDT | Tags : Iron Early Lighting

TAVERN TODDY STICK, 18TH CENTURY

Toddy (swizzle) stick (muddler), hand carved walnut wood, used to stir mixed drinks, 8”, 18th century.

Price: $65.00 plus shipping

2023-Aug-29 09:30am EDT | Tags : Tavern

EARLY 18TH C. 3 PIECE NUTMEG GRATER

Three piece spice grater, 5 3/4” tall, walnut, hand carved, shrinkage crack in side of barrel that only slightly goes to inside, never had a bottom grater (the nutmeg would have been grated over the hole), carved ears on center piece fit into notches in base to lock in place, great untouched surface patina, early 18th century.

Price: $275.00 plus shipping

2023-Aug-29 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen Grater

EARLY AMERICAN CARVED EATING SPOON, 7 1/2"

American hand carved spoon, wonderful form, fire scorch mark on bottom, 7 1/2” long, early to mid-18th century. Hanging loop in end.

Price: $85.00 plus shipping

2023-Aug-01 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen

LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN IROQUOIS INDIAN BOWL 18TH C.

Just a wonderful early Native American hand carved bowl. This bowl dates to early 18th c. and is a super hand carved Iroquois Indian made item. The wood is butternut that has just an outstanding untouched natural surface patina. The condition is remarkable with absolutely no issues. This bowl has a central NY State origin. It is a generous 22 1/2” long x 14 1/2” wide x 4 3/4” tall. It has great wear with knife marks on the inside from use. It is rare to find this early and in such wonderful condition. Just a great display piece!

Price: $675.00 plus shipping

2023-Aug-01 09:30am EDT | Tags : Native American Bowls

RARE SENECA INDIAN HORN RATTLE W/ PAINTED DESIGNS

Very rare Seneca Indian horn rattle with painted designs on the end. The original paint is very dry and hard with tiny crazing. There is a nice honey colored patina on the horn. There are iron tacks and 2 wooden pegs securing the horn. One iron tack that has broken through on the handle end shows a square shank indicating it is early. The rattle is 12 1/2” o/an and horn end is about 5” x 3”. The horn is in very good condition considering its age and use. Early to mid-19th century. Very rare.

Price: $395.00 plus shipping

2023-Jul-24 12:00pm EDT | Tags : Native American

TWO WROUGHT IRON KETTLE LIFTERS, 18TH CENTURY

Offered are two hard to find hand forged iron kettle lifters. One is in the form of a hook having a loop handle and is 4 1/4 x 4” wide. The other one is also hand with a wooden handle and having a wonderful twisted iron shaft with a curl on end and a brass ferrel at the handle. Both kettle lifters are 18th century. The lifters would have been used on in hearth cooking to move hot kettles. Both for one price.

Price: $125.00 plus shipping for both.

2023-Jul-24 12:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

YELLOW WARE MIXING BOWL, 10", EARLY 20TH C.

Yellow Ware Bowl, American, marked with an underlined 10 to indicate size of bowl plus the number 178 which is the batch number. 10 5/8” x 5 5/8”. Wide collar with embossed design, 1 wide blue band and 2 narrow white bands, unusual 6-sided base. Excellent condition with age appropriate wear. Ca. 1900-1930.

Price: $95.00 Plus shipping

2023-May-18 09:30am EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware Pottery

FORGED IRON BETTY LAMP, 18TH C.

A not too often found hinged lid Betty or grease lamp. It has super nice forging with the original wick pick and hanger. A very good 18th century example having a not too common form. 6 3/4” hanging height, 2 5/8” x 4” x 1” grease reservoir with the original wick holder.

Price: $175.00 plus shipping

2023-May-02 09:30am EDT | Tags :

PEWTER SPOONS, TRIFID ENDS & RAT TAILS, 17th/18th

Offered are 4 American pewter spoons having trifid (wavy-ended) ends and oval bowls with a "rattail" formed by extending the handle along the bowl's back. The trifid end is a 3-pointed end that evolved in the late 1600's and early 1700's, ca.1680-1710. Spoons were normally laid face down on the table. Note that all 4 spoons are of the same general design but are of 2 slightly different forms, 2 each on left and right in photos. Rare to find this early. See "Early American Antique Country Furnishings" page 298 by G. Neumann.

Price: $60.00 each spoon Plus S/I

2023-Feb-17 12:00pm EST | Tags : Pewter Spoons Pilgrim Era


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