Welcome to Forget-Me-Not Antiques. I have been actively involved with antiques for more than 45 years and a licensed dealer since 1985. When I retired in 2008 my wife and I moved from VT to MI to be closer to family. We live in a Victorian home where I also have my antiques shop. We offer primarily Americana, in natural surface and original or early paint, from the late 17th to the late 19th century. Our items include treen, early lighting, hearth iron, pewter, small pieces of furniture, pottery, stoneware and folk art. I also have a Facebook page, Forget-Me-Not Antiques, where I feature selected items. I accept personal checks, money orders, major credit cards and PayPal (email@example.com). I offer layaway to help with your purchases. PLEASE NOTE: Items on layaway are not refundable, exchange only. MI residents add 6% sales tax. All items are guaranteed as described. I will happily accept the return of any item within 3 days of receipt for a full refund less return shipping and insurance unless I have unintentionally misrepresented the item, in which case I will pay return shipping. Please notify me of your intention to return an item. USPS Priority mail postage and insurance will be added to the price of each item. I will update my offerings often so please check back frequently. LAYAWAY AVAILABLE, INQUIRE. PLEASE NOTE: Layaway items are not refundable, exchange only. Thank you for shopping. Ron
Hi everyone, Well, February is almost in the history books. I can’t say that I am sad to see it behind us. We have had an exceptionally cold and snowy month for us up here in the Thumb of MI. To usher in March I am having an update to Forget-Me-Not Antiques on Dig this coming Monday, 01Mar21 at 09:30am EDT. The update will have 15 items and will include a variety of items as usual. I have a wonderful NY Rev. War period canteen, a canoe cup, a child’s dough bowl, lighting devices, early painted items, the best early wall box with green paint, a 2-fingered pantry box with reddish paint, and much more. Mark your calendar’s for March 1, 2021, at 09:30 EDT. See you Monday! Inquiries welcome but no early sales. Ron
Offered is a wonderful English pewter plate, 8” in diameter. It is hallmarked Thomas & Townsend Compton. 18th century, no issues. First of a pair listed.
Offered is the second of two English pewter plates, 8” in diameter. It is hallmarked Thomas & Townsend Compton. 18th century, no issues. Second of a pair listed.
A very common item found in 18th century taverns, inns, or public houses, a pewter lidded tankard with untouched surface. It is unmarked and could be American or English. It is 6” tall at lid with initials M.H. on lid. There is what appears to be an early repair on inside of lid at handle but it may possibly be how the handle was attached when made. Which ever the case, it doesn’t detract from the beauty of the tankard. C.1780-1820.
An item commonly found in 18th c. taverns, inns, or public houses for drinking ale or beer is the pewter mug. This early example is 4 1/2” tall, unmarked and American or English origin. C.1780’s No issues.
This is a southern powder horn, 10”, with a large domed maple end, and a brass strap hanger, all typical of southern horns of this period. It was thinly carved so as to be able to see the powder level inside the horn when held to the light. It has a carved tip. This powder horn form is seen in VA or NC. in the Rev. War period, c.1780’s. No issues.
Offered is hard to find smaller size buttocks basket with God's eye weaving at the handle. The surface has a slightly reddish tint. There are three broken weavers on the bottom but no major damage. The basket is 5 3/4” x 5 1/2” tall and dates to late 19th century.
A form that I haven't had before, this spice cup has a barrel form cup. Made of walnut with a hand cut off sprue. It has very tight stress cracks in stem as walnut often has. It dates to early 19th century. Rare form.
Offered is a wonderful spice cup, maple, cut off sprue, 2 1/2” tall, 18th or early 19th century. No issues.
Offered is a very good round pantry box with original sea green paint. It has a reddish paint on the bottom. The pantry box is a great size to display at 9 3/4” diameter x 5” tall. It was constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. The only minor issues are a couple small splits at the tacks and a tight 3 1/2" shrinkage crack in the lid. 19th c.
Maine paint decorated stool, all original grain paint on sides and original red paint on top. It originally had a fabric with padding tacked on top, hence the tack holes and the great red paint. It is 14” long x 7 3/4” wide x 6 1/2” tall, a great smaller size with wonderful paint. C.1820-1830.
Signed Hingham, MA oval pantry box. I think it is impressed “HINGHAM” on the lid but only a few of the letters are clear enough to read. Constructed with iron tacks and wooden pegs. It has a natural surface with great patina. No issues. Size is 6” x 4 3/8” x 2 3/4” tall. C.1830.
I just love the look of this early mortar & pestle with its wonderful dry natural surface and beautifully turned form with rings and shaped foot. It is walnut with a great early form and size being just 4 7/8” tall x 5” diameter. There is a very minor surface flaw at a knot and a 1/2" tight crack in the foot. The original pestle is 7” and maple. Late 18th-early 19th century.
This is one of the best PA rye baskets that I have owned. It was made with splint binders that are very tightly woven around the rye grass. It has a wonderful shape with only very minor breaks in binders. Size is 12 1/2 x 6” tall. 19th century.
I like the unusual items and this early powder horn certainly fits into that category. It is a flat powder horn and sailor made. It has a nautical theme with a carved fish mouth on the small end with the original wooden plug. The larger end has a whale bone with a X for the cover. It is all original and dates to the 18th c. Size is about 6” plus plug. Normal wear.
This is the first spiral courting candlestick I have owned that was made for small taper candles. Taper candles were used for reading or writing light. This candleholder has an oak base and a chair hook or carrying handle. I love the spiral form lifter handle. Included is a period 3 1/2” taper stub. The candleholder is 7” tall with a 3 3/4” base and has a wonderful natural patina and untouched iron spiral holder. C.1740-1820.
I don't find these too often and when I do, I buy them. This is a wonderful early PA walnut cookie press, 5” x 3 1/2” x 1” thick, with deeply carved what I believe are grapes, leaves, and vine design. There are no issues and the patina is great. 18th or early 19th century, c.1780-1820.
I have had this copper ale warmer in my personal collection for several years and decided to replace it with a different form ale warmer. These were used in taverns, inns, and public houses to warm ale or wine. The ale warmer dates to the 18th century. It has seamed construction with riveted loop handle. The surface is untouched with a great patina. The warmer is 11” tall x 4 1/4” in diameter. There is a spout on the rim for pouring. These were used on a hearth, either in or over hot coals, to warm ale or wine. A hot iron toddy rod could also have been used to warm the ale or wine. Not too common.
This is a very good early American Betty lamp with original wick pick and hanger hook. It is 3 1/8” x 4” deep x 4 1/4” top of arm, 18th or early 19th century. No issues.
One of my favorite items is this very early American wall hanging salt box with its original thick red milk paint. It was constructed with wooden pegs, some of which have been replaced with tiny square nails over the years. A wooden dowel hinges the lid. It has an unusual recessed bottom board. There are chip carved designs on the front and sides. The box shows great wear as we like to see. The size is 4 1/2” wide x 4” deep x 7” tall back board and 4” tall lid. This early salt box dates to early 18th century, c.1700-1750.
A very good Native American walnut carved canoe cup. It was carved with good attention to detail. It is 10” long x 2 1/2” wide x 1 1/2” thick, and has a hole in the handle for tying to a sash or belt. It is believed to be Mohawk Indian and have originate in the Mohawk Valley area of NY state. The cup part is quite shallow leaving the possibility that it could also have been used as a spoon or dipper. It dates to the 18th c. No issues. Ex. Jerry Stone collection.
I recently purchased several PA Dutch watercolors from a good collection in NY. This example has a verse with symbols that make a phrase. It has a 5 3/4” x 7 1/2” frame and the watercolor on paper is 2 3/4” x 5 1/4”. There are no issues. The watercolor is 18th or early 19th century with a 19th c. frame. The approximate translation of the verse and symbols is: “A whole heart is in the glory of the Lord”.
Just a wonderful effigy scoop made of maple wood and with the best natural untouched surface and great patina from use. It is 9 1/2” long with a 4 1/2" scoop. There is a carved bird’s head or a horse's head and mane carved on handle end. It is believed to be Native American Iroquois, NY origin, no issues, 18th century.
This is a very rare white cedar burl master salt. It is of Maine origin where white cedar is commonly found. The master salt is 3 1/4” x 2 1/4” tall. It has wonderful grain patterns and patina with a slight sheen from many years of use. C.1840.
Offered is a painted tin over sheet iron canister with soldered joints, bottom flange soldered to container and a fitted lid with domed cover. Painted black with red, yellow and green decorations. It is an unusual smaller size being 5 1/4” tall x 3” diameter. Probably PA or NY origin. No issues. C.1810-1840.
I believe this may be a make-do pantry box with a leather strap handle in place of the usual wooden strap handle. The leather strap handle is fastened to the pantry with wooden button pegs. It has the original red paint on the outside and a cream paint inside. The later outside cream paint was expertly scraped off at some point leaving the wonderful original red paint. It has original cut iron nails and thick walls. The condition is very good. Size is 11 1/4 x 8” tall and it dates early to mid 19th c. This came from a very good upstate NY collection. NOTE: It is also possible that the leather strap handle is original to the pantry box.
This is a rare survivor PA show towel that is in wonderful condition. It is dated 1787 and has what appears to be either initials or a name across the top. There is what looks like a small water stain but not sure. The towel measures 50” long x 16” wide. Very good condition with bright colors.
The 8-sided shape of this dresser box is sets it apart from the ordinary. The wood frame is covered with wallpaper with a classical print on the top. The box is a great smaller size, 9 3/4” x 6 3/4”, and is 8 sided. There are 2 areas around corners with mouse chews that don't affect the fit of the cover but add character. C.1820-1830. American.
I love the form of this hand carved maple scoop. I believe it is Native American. It is 13” long x 4” wide and the scoop part is 5 ½” long x 4” wide. There are 2 early tight shrinkage cracks in the scoop. Great wear from use and a wonderful patina. 18th/19th century.
Redware rundlets from the Rev. War period are very scarce and rarely found. This one came out of a Maine collection. It is 5” x 3 1/2”. It has a 5/8” shallow glaze chip on rim and a couple firing glaze marks. It has great color. C.1770-1830. Rare.
Offered is a seldom found small PA rye straw basket. It is only 6” x 2 1/2” tall. It has great patina and there are no issues. 19th century.
Looking for a good early bottle for your tavern table? This is a wonderful English black glass (olive color) rum bottle with a high kick-up open pontil and an applied string neck. There are no issues. Size is 9 5/8” tall. c.1780. NOTE: This is an 18th century English rum bottle not to be confused with the later 19th century rum bottles that are a smaller diameter and don’t have the string neck.
This is one of the finest made forged iron lighting trammels that I have owned. It was very delicately made with a 1/4" wide bar having 14 adjustment teeth. The adjustment and hanging rod is only 3/16" wide. It has a pig tail on the top end and curl on the bottom end where a Betty lamp or grease lamp would hang. The trammel extends from 19" to 27” fully extended. This lighting trammel was made by a skilled blacksmith in the 18th century. PA origin.
This is a very good tin PA cheese drainer that sits on 3 scoop shaped feet. It has 2 loop handles. The drainer is 5 3/8” in diameter and 4 1/2” tall. It is in excellent condition with only minor scrapes inside where a dent was pushed out. Not a common shape. 19th century.
I love the surface wear on this PA butter print, showing many years of use. It has a sheaf of wheat design that is deeply carved. The print is 4 1/4” in diameter x 3” tall. The print was carve from pine. There are no issues, just good honest wear. Early to mid-19th century.
Just a wonderful PA Dutch/German folk art painted bale handled pantry box. It has a colorful and beautifully painted bird on top with foliage and various painted designs around the sides. It has an untouched surface. The size is 9" in diameter x 5” tall. The condition is very good with only a minor peg split on top and a shrinkage crack on bottom. There are also inactive Powder Post Beatle holes on the inside bottom of the box and a little on the inside bottom of the side. Mid-19th century. A rare find.
Offered is a very good tin tole painted tray with candle snuffers. The has red and gold painted flowers on black ashphaltum, typical of tole of this time period. The tray is 9" x 4" and is in very good condition. The iron snuffers is in good working order. This set dates to c.1785-1820. American and of New England origin.
This is an early goblet made of Lignum vitae. It is 6 1/4” tall x 3” diameter top and has a wonderful grain pattern. There are 2 very short, old shrinkage cracks in foot. I love the wonderful knopped stem, and testament to its early age. It also has a cut off sprue on base. This goblet dates to c.1680-1740. Probably English.
Offered is a pair of boys button fly wool knickers with the original store tag sewn onto the band. The condition is excellent, and maybe never worn. These date to late 19th or early 20th century. They would look great hanging on a peg rack or wooden hanger.
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