Kathy Schoemer Antiques
Kathy Schoemer Antiques was born at Christmastime in 1971 in New Canaan, CT. We currently find ourselves in one of the smallest, dearest 18th century houses in the village of Walpole, NH, a magical spot just a minute from the meandering Connecticut River and southeastern Vermont. After an almost 50 year career, during which we exhibited in some of the finest shows in the northeast, we have opted for a simpler formula. Kathy served on the Board of the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association for several years (as President for three). Now you can find her at home, welcoming old friends and new, and on this DIG site, sharing things she loves. You can find lots more about Kathy Schoemer Antiques by visiting our website: www.kathyschoemerantiques.com We are happy to take payments via PayPal.
12" long x 3" wide (stand). Here is a very small, dear whirligig that will slip into a tight space and give big smiles. It is completely original, with the sweetest little applied, detailed windows and a door, and matching painted blades. It is 8" high, including the stand, and we have had it on a windowsill here at home. The wear and patina is perfect. My husband, Eno, made the metal display stand. Found in Keene, NH, and dated to about 1910. 3 photos.
Price: $195. with stand
18". An rare opportunity to acquire a doll made by master dollmaker Norma Schneeman of Kentucky. "Tabitha Hobblestone, 2011, N. Schneeman". Wonderful appliqued and sewn face, with a patch on her head. Original red calico dress. 3 photos.
Only 6 3/4" x 2 1/4". Beautifully made and painted sign from a country store, with its original spike. At that time, butter was bought from a crock. This shows wear from use, but it is delightfully original in every way. Please note small size. c 1900. 2 photos.
15" long. A very nice doll with a stitched red mouth, covered button nose and buttons for eyes, wearing a mustard plaid romper. All limbs are jointed, so that the doll sits perfectly. No damage. Body is rag stuffed and made of lovely, soft black cotton. 3 photos.
Frame size: 10.5" x 7.5". Image is in an oval, and is absolutely authentic and completely engaging. Lower portion seems to float away, but the face is just so pleasing. Found in New England and dated to 1845 or so. The frame is a work of art, with its original back board. 2 photos.
7 3/4" x 8". I have owned one of these since my earliest days in the antiques business -- 1971 or so? - and have never even been tempted to part with it. This is the 2nd one I've found. It is native pine, with a very rough sawn back, scribe lines deliniating the design, and beautifully oxidized reddish stain and black paint. The little brass loop on the top for hanging is original. Seems that it was once moved when the hole enlarged. Hole on the front is part of the board. c 1840. American. 2 photos.
12" long x 10" tall (to trunk). A delightful and completely original elephant, having had lots of love, but no wear and tear, made of a cheery green cotton with original tail made of nice early tape - also used on the edges of the adorable, floppy ears. The buttons attaching the legs could use a tightening on one side, but he's all there, ready for new adventures. 2 photos.
2" tall with a 2" diameter. This dear little mug came out of an Alstead, NH, collection recently. It is English, and a very small example. c 1840. The transfer shows a mother with a little girl at her knee, in a garden glade, in a cartouche with a laurel leaf wreath encircling the bottom and the motto --" A Present For my dear Girl. " -- on the top. These pieces are often crude - almost as though they were "end of the day" exercises for the potters, and this one has the worn lustre top border running into the motto. There are a few insignificant chips but it is a charming tranfer design with a delightful motto. 3 photos.
12 1/4" x 15 1/4", framed. Meaningful quote, attributed to John Hardyng (sic ) in 1465, from the Creamery Book Press, Granby, Connecticut, May 11, 1989, limited edition of 35 copies, this being Copy No. 2. There is also a very faint signature and other wording which I am unable to decipher. This is a case of ...."If it weren't dated........" Even the printer's label apppears older than it is. It is very nicely framed, ready for the library wall. I love old lettering, and this fits the bill for the bookophile. 2 photos.
12.5'. Several years ago, I bought a well-known, Mid-Atlantic dealer's collection of Amish dolls, and kept two. This is one of them. Sometimes a doll just shoots an arrow at the heart, and this very sweet doll did just that. She is dressed in her original, very traditional synthetic textile cream-colored under slip and blue dress, with a dark, dark blue cotton pinafore. Her stockings go up to her hips and are black cotton; the back of her head is covered in a black-on-black striped fabric. She makes a tidy, complete package, and is such a delightful size. c 1910-1930. PA origin, treasured these many years by two dealers. Offered here on Dig for the first time. If you are familiar with Sue Bender's amazing books, telling of her time spent with the Amish, you will recognize this doll as a close relation of the dolls she so tenderly illustrated in those books. 3 photos.
14.5" long x 7.5" wide. This bed is a true manifestation of a relative's love for Nellie, with it's beautifully crafted form and painted decoration -- her name carefully scribed in a banner on the headboard. It is completely furnished with a ticking mattress, linen sheet, 2 pillows and 2 quilts. A treasure for the toy collecxtor and the textile enthusiast, rarely does a piece travel down in time with such a complete history. c 1860. New England. 3 photos.
13" and 21.5". Smaller doll has a very faint, watercolored face and even reddish hair, sweet original clothing, long black stockings with leather shoes sewn to stockings and a uniquely shaped head. c 1890. Larger doll is from a collection in NYS, completely original with very worn kid hands (one is missing), dress of tiny polka-dotted fabric, woolen looped hair framing her embroidered face, and old woolen stockings. Her cap shows wear in the back, and matches her dress. Also late 19th c. Both ladies are truly engaging. 3 photos.
Price: Small: SOLD ; Larger: $495.
10.5". She has wonderful and complete clothing -- nice black cotton dress,white apron and complete undergarments (petticoat and pantaloons). Also - an expressive embroidered face. Found in Vermont. c 1920. 3 photos.
11" x 12.5". Marked "Rubinson & Sons, New Holland, PA", in excellent condition, 100% wool, size 6 3/4. Found at an Amish farm sale; vintage, but exact age unknown. Would look perfect on a pegrack. 2 photos.
21.5"l x 19" w. Before I tell you how delightful this piece is, I want to say that it is a bit wiggly, has scrubby paint, c 1900 or so, and has two small chips at the tip of the upper left corner, one inside and the other outside. Now: it is untouched and has the most exhuberant scrolled ends I have seen on a country set of shelves. Found in a tiny Vermont town, and is it ever Vermont in spirit. Has a string for hanging and lots of charm . 3 photos.
Price: $165. plus shipping
Each one of these implements is special -- a very early, small rolling pin (11 1/4") in ash, a spreader, and 2 spatulas. Again, they have been happily displayed in each of my kitchens through the years, offered here at a vintage price. All are American and are 19th c. 1 photo.
Price: 4 for $45.
2 1/4" x 3 1/4". These were published in America in the early 1850s, and are really sweet -- "Friendship's Jewel", "The Floral Wreath" and "Lilly of the Valley". Friendship's Jewel is missing the front end paper and is not in the best of shape, but the others are pretty good. The gold embossing on the spines and covers is a delight. Floral Wreath has an inscription: "Annie In remembrance of Annie Marcellus, Oct 1892" 2 photos.
Price: $95. for 3
Smaller one is 4" x 4.5" x 4.5"; larger is 8" x 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". It is departure for me to buy tea boxes, but these are so lovely and I can pass along a good buy. Each has a diamond- shaped ivory inlay at the escutcheon, and ivory knobs on the interior lids. Early 19th c ; English origin. They each have remnants of the original foil paper lining. The larger one has a lighter veneer on the top edges, and a water mark on the lid -- not a bad one, but we left it alone. They look great together and seem to have been made by the same hand. 3 photos.
Price: Small: $125. Large: $210.
9 3/4" dia. These beautiful plates were turned by master woodworker, John Wood of Newtown, CT, in the 1970s. This set has a wash of pumpkin milk paint on the backs, and with a little wood feeder (mineral oil) they can be used and used for lifetimes to come. These are in just about perfect shape. Eno has his bacon and eggs on one of ours every morning, and we love to serve guests with them. Always get raves and they are great for al fresco dining too. 2 photos -- of front and back.
Price: $68. for 9
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