Shop Description: We are country Americana dealers who search for pre-1850 furnishings that are functional, well constructed and have great and sometimes unique form with wonderful paint and patina. With appreciation for all craftsmen of that period, we travel throughout the east coast to find American furniture, early lighting, treenware/woodenware, kitchen/hearth implements as well as other interesting accessories from that period. After years of collecting we opened our business in the year 2000 and continue to utilize the same criteria in making our purchases for the business as we do for ourselves. To see additional items or to see more photos and information of items in this shop click on our website link www.hlantiques.com
An 18th century dough box that could sit on the table top or counter. This six board dough box has the original red paint, rose head and square nails (the square nails were probably added at a later time) , applied handles on each end and a handle on the lid which permits easy observation and acts as a batten to prevent warping. It should be noted that the lid is fitted to sit inside the dough box for a nice fit. All original and in great condition. (CLTK) Dimensions: 24 1/8"L x 14 1/2"W x 10"H
A pair of signed wedding band "hog scraper" candlesticks. Both of these candlesticks have the maker's name stamped on the thumb piece. The stamp is illegible on both pieces and they may not be the same maker. However, they match up really well and we bought them as a pair and are selling them as a pair. The candlesticks came from the Russell Ebenezer (1747-1836) estate. He lived in Connecticut and New York. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com and explore category RECENT ADDITIONS. (TOLA) Height: 12"
The "Lion and Two Monkeys" mechanical bank was manufactured Kyser & Rex, Philadelphia, Pa. It was based on a patent issued to Louis Kyser and Alfred C. Rexon July 17,1883. It should be noted that the monkeys arms are brass. The bank is all original (including the glass eyes) and in working condition. Note the great paint. For additional photos and other banks visit our website hlantiques.com and explore FOLK ART1 (BOKE)
BETTY LAMP SIGNED J. L.C. AND DATED WITH GOOSE FINIAL. This is a well used Betty Lamp, dated 1817 and signed J.L.C. It has a wonderful and rare goose finial on the swivel lid and an extremely interesting winged hanger. The flat form is unusual and again reflects the creativity of the maker. When you pick it up or touch it, the smooth surface personifies age, care and extensive use. Visit our website hlantiques.com and explore RECENT ADDITIONS for additional photos. Also. you may want to look at our category EARLY LIGHTING for additional pieces. (LTAK)
A ca:1800 beautifully designed painted pipe box with a lollipop handle, a well used hanging hole, dovetailed drawer (retaining the original pull) while featuring pegged and t-nail construction. Note the initialed (IM) disc as well as the carving on the front panel and the drawer. The oxidation on the back and bottom is commensurate with its age. Wonderful condition. (BTBKE) Dimensions: 16 1/4”H x 5 5/8”W x 4 3/4”D
An extremely interesting painted dovetailed box dated 1825 and decorated with flowers. The hinges that replaced the original hinges are hand made and very old. the dome top was originally made with two pieces of wood. It was painted and scraped during its history and remains an attractive piece of folk art. Additional photos on our website hlantiques.com. Explore category RECENT ADDITIONS on the website for the additional photos. (P&C) Dimensions: 13"L x 7 1/4"H x 8 1/2"D
This is an early and unique wooden herb grinder with great patina. The trough and base is one pieced of carved wood. It is 17" long, 2 3/4”wide and 2 3/4" high. Note the incised line on both sides and how nicely the base was carved. The roller with handles is approximately 11" long and the roller is 51/4" to 5 3/4" diameter and 1" thick. Outstanding condition with no age cracks. Additional photos are on our website hlantiques.com, visit category RECENT ADDITIONS.(ALK)
A great sized pitcher with a cobalt blue flower and leaf decoration and a nice touch of blue around the handle. Note the ribbed handle and the ringed shoulder with the incised bands. A great look in outstanding condition. (KCTE) 7” High
FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH (KEN) DOUGLAS OLSEN (1921-2010) WHO DISPLAYED AT MUSEUM OF EARLY TRADES AND CRAFTS IN MADISON N.J. A 19th century 12” one gallon ovoid jug with cobalt blue leaf decoration, ribbed handle with cobalt decoration around handle. Excellent condition. (BHDL) For additional phots visit our website hlantiques.com and explore category RECENT ADDITIONS
PAIR TIN SCONCES 1780-1810 A pair of tin sconces (1780-1810) with a unique design, punched hole and a line embossed back folding into a crimped base. Dimension: 10 3/4”H(ATKE) For additional photos visitor website hlantiques.com and explore category RECENT ADDITIONS.
A pierced tin lantern with a unique cathedral window design. The punched holes limited the light but shielded the light from winds and drafts. In addition these “barn” lanterns were in a hay- strewn barn.Note the 3 windows and the tabbed candle holder.Dimensions: 14 1/2”H, 5 1/2”DIA. (TLLK) For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com and explore category RECENT ADDITIONS
This box is really old and has seen a lot of use and a lot of care. It looks to me that it has been painted at least three times and each time it continued to be used and the paint was worn down. All square nailed with great oxidation on the back. Love the ring in the worn out hanger hole, the tombstone form and the ware on right hand side above the bottom shelf. Despite the obvious use, it is still strong and in good condition. Dimensions: 18"H x 10 1/4"W x 4 7/8"D (BLETE) For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com and explore category BOXES
In his book FIRE & LIGHT, John Caspall illustrates this table candleholder on page 149 and writes "IRON RING BASES ARE FIRMLY ESTABLISHED IRISH CHARACTERISTIC ... THE TWISTS ON THE SIDE SUPPORTS ARE MORE COMMONLY A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY FEATURE... THE LONG TAPERED SOCKET IS INDICATIVE OF A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TYPE" (LKTE) Dimension: 7 1/4"H. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com and visit category Recent Additions.
The patent on this bank was obtained by J. & E. Stevens on April 27,1897. The boy is seated and when a coin is placed under the boy the lever near the rear of the mule is pulled and activates the mule to turn clockwise and kick the boy triggering the release of the coin into the bank. The underside reading PAT April 22 1897. Height 6"For additional photos visit hlantiques.com and search category FOLK ART 1.
An early well used 19th century table top scouring board. Note the square nails securing the border and the ware from scrubbing in the center of the board. In the 1870's a formula for scouring boards called for lime (1 part), sand (3 parts), soft soap (2 parts). For additional click on link above (hlantiques.com) and visit category KITCHEN/HEARTH. (BSEK)
A great looking 1800 wall box with a beveled front, square nails and appropriate ware on the hanging hole. The box retains traces of red paint and is in outstanding condition with no cracks, repairs or chips. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com or click on link above and explore category BOXES-WALL,CANDLE,PANTRY,TABLE. (ATKE) Dimensions: 9 1/2"L x 4 3/4"D x 11 3/
A ca:1900 theorem on velvet in a beautiful old paint decorated frame with very old glass. The theorem depicts a basket full of fruit including grapes, peaches cherries, plums etc. We took the back off in an effort to determine age, wash the glass and established how the theorem was attached. Additional photos can be seen on our website hlantiques.com on click on link above and visit categories CAUGHT OUR EYE. The theorem is in very good condition. (TKDKE) Dimensions: 20 3/4” x 18 3/4”; Viewed Area: 16” x 14”
EARLY 19th CENTURY- A nice looking pendant trammel candleholder with rush holder. The sawtooth is well worn and the rush holder is loose indicating extensive use. Note also the decorative finial at the bottom of the ratchet and how the candle socket with drip pan is secured by the decorative “nut”. (HKDE) Dimensions: 28 1/2” to 40 1/2”L
YOU WILL NEVER NEED ANOTHER DUST PAN. THIS IS A HAND FORGED IRON DUST PAN IN THE ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT AND IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.(RTK) Dimensions: 19 1/2"L x 12"W
A beautiful table or counter top desk with original surface and hardware. Note the beautiful carved crescent moons and the carved and painted "flower" inside an octagram on the lift top. The desk is nicely made with molding on the base, around the lift top and around the shelf in the back. The interior of the desk is clean with a little "secret" storage unit in the back. The desk has a stress crack on the lift top. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com or click on link above and explore category CAUGHT OUR EYE. (TLEE) Dimensions: 13 1/4"L x 18 1/4"D x 4 1/2" to 7" H (Front To Back)
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