Kathy Schoemer Antiques
Kathy Schoemer Antiques was born at Christmastime in 1971 in New Canaan, CT. After lo these many years, we 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. I have "been there" --- done some of the finest shows in the northeast, was President of the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association for three years, worked really, really hard at my little business (loved every minute --almost), and am still totally smitten with the wonderful objects we are fortunate enough to find. No more shows ! as an exhibitor. I travel all over looking for these special things and hope you enjoy sharing my finds here at DIG. You can find lots more about Kathy Schoemer Antiques by visiting our website: www.kathyschoemerantiques.com I am happy to take payments via PayPal.
......a pair of extraordinary doll's high laced boots. Chair is 11" high and 5.5" across the front of the seat. Boots are 4" tall. The chair is just a sweet example; the boots are really stupendous. They are beautifully crafted of black fabric - treated in some way to suggest leather - and are lined with a pink silk-like textile. How about the heels ! The chair makes a wonderful display for any number of small treasures, if you're not into really expensive shoes ! Chair is c 1910; boots are 19th c. 3 photos.
Price: Chair - $28. / Boots - $295.
5.5" wide x 3 3/4" deep x 3.5" high. Scandanavian - perhaps - trinket box with truly wonderful painted decoration in yellow, blue, green with black and white accents on a bittersweet ground. Interior paint on lid is vibrant blue. it has a dear little till with a carved side board. The edges of the top sides have the same scallop, but one edge is missing ( see photo 3). No other apologies. Original small brass hinges and original construction. These charming boxes are lovely accents for country American antiques and are hard to find in this condition. 3 photos.
10"/8"/6+" These beautiful square, nesting baskets were sold last Sunday as the Brownsville, VT, Country Store closed its doors after years of business, emptying the attic and basement and selling all the stock. They are American, splint, with hand-carved rims, secured with tiny brass nails. Believe me, these would do the Shakers proud ! I have no idea who created them, but they have a gentle patina, and are in perfect condition. My pal from Vermont, Kay Tucker, was the dealer to find them. I am passing along a great buy. 3 photos.
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.
16". I can't imagine what it would be like to be able to resist buying lots of cloth dolls, sane enough to focus on one or two, but, if I could, this would be one of them. She has just the right patina, dates from late 19th c America, has layers of wonderful handmade undergarments, chubby twill legs and a name -- "Abigail". Her dress is cherry red and her shoes look like blue denim. She has a worn border of feather-stitching along the lower part of her dress. She also wears a great straw hat. She fits into any setting and is a quintessential representative of her age. The bodice of her dress shows some melting, but fits her personality. As you can see, I am quite fond of her.....3 photos.
This little doll displays so many elements of the Witherspoon Rag Dolls, that I am going to be brave and attribute her to that maker. All the dolls I have so far seen and researched are black dolls, and so, if I am correct, she is a rarity. Quoting Theriault's Auctions: " Maud Witherspoon Rag Doll Manufacturing Company was founded in New Orleans about 1900; the Witherspoon family had ancestral ties to both the Confederate Army and civil rights advocates,and family ancestors were once owners of the Ellington Plantation in St. Charles Parish,Louisiana." She has an inked face with a tiny smudge of red at the lips, shows the characteristic "lights" in the eyes, and the uniquely drawn nose. Her clothing fits well and may or may not be original. 3 photos.
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
6 3/4" x 8 3/4" - Echoing the tradition of learning the skills of needlework, Vogart created pre-printed, pure linen patterns for these cozy samplers, which were very popular during the 1920s and 1930s. These were lean years for America, and the simple art of cross stitch made a comeback. What more does one need ? A framed wall piece, fireside bench, wing chair, fire in the hearth, candlesticks and a carriage clock on the mantel. Oh, this is a powerful message for the 21st century. This simple motto is in perfect condition. 2 photos.
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