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 right here, on two DIG sites, sharing things she loves. See "American Cloth Dolls" on DIG as well. You can find lots more about Kathy Schoemer Antiques by visiting our website: www.kathyschoemerantiques.com We are happy to take payments with personal checks and via PayPal. We also offer arrangements for lay-a-way purchases.
6' x 12". Here is true beauty in the mundane......an iron plate, likely for a fancy French stove, enameled and decorated with the most charming bow, swag, and rose design. When I was a young adult, the savy, sophisticaed, worldly father of one of my friends used to say: "The French know...." This is just a tiny example of what that means. Even the most lowly accessory of a utilitarian object can be made to emanate beauty. Hang it on any wall to lift your spirits -- cover an outlet or any other spot. Guaranteed to remind you that beauty comes from the most unlikely sources. 1 photo.
Price: $32.- SOLD
Just under 7.5" in diameter. These do not "feel" American, but they are delightful, and one of them leaves no doubt as to age: "1866". They are a light clay, unglazed on bases, and signed "P B" . I have enjoyed them on our parlor mantel and am offering them to make room in our tiny house for Christmas decorations. They show much use -- chips and scratches and wear, which seems very appropriate to their primitive nature. 2 photos.
Price: $95. for 3
5"+ diameter x 2" deep. In beautiful impressed script on the back: "Clark Patent 1 Pint", offering a good American porringer with worn white enamel lining. The back has the appropriate mold seam and it is in nice, old patina. These were ubiquitous in homesteads of our ancestors due to their durability in frequent use. Found in Mass. 2 photos.
18" x 14" +, as found condition (never touched), canvas stamped with a London address. In my delightful meanderings yesterday, I found this treasure in a home design shop in Peterborough, NH. No restorer has handled it and it is unframed. It has profound feeling; the subject is a young child in an unusually wistful pose. It's hard to determine the sex of the child which makes it more mystical. If I had a spot, I would hang this painting, as is, and never tire of its magic. c 1890. 2 photos.
Price: $275.- HOLD
Frame size: 14.5" x 6.5". Eno and I have enjoyed this for many years, and, alas, no more wall space !!! The well-crafted shadow box contains a wonderful Shaker, tin-wrapped paint brush from the Hatch collection, c 1890. This small object says all that needs to be said about the Shakers -- every nail lined up perfectly, flawless design and beauty in a utilitarian object, made to be used in the community. 1 photo.
27" x 10 3/4". Nantucket holds a secure and magical place in the hearts of those lucky people who have experienced its wonders. My young family had happy adventures there in the 1970s, on Cliff Road. That narrow path to our little beach was enveloped by bayberry and rugosa roses, and I can't see those plants without becoming wistful. This sign is 20th c, with carved, raised letters (surfaces painted a rich blue/grey), and the subject is also dear to my heart. 2-sided. Good condition. 2 photos.
13 3/4" long. American utilitarian object, turned into art, with a wonderful carved face, making it almost into a figure with arms outstretched. Early -- 18th or early 19th c, in excellent condition, with a knot on the side of the top to remind us that these objects were made of available wood from the homestead pile. There is a very slight reddish tinge to the hard wood surface. Folk art, in the truest sense. 2 photos.
2 1/4" tall x 2.5" wide at brim. c 1920 ? This bank says: "Pass around the Hat" under the brim , along with "PAT Applied For"., and the coin slot. It is NOT a reproduction and came from a dealer's collection in Northern Vermont. All original; no apologies. Really nice form. 2 photos.
Price: $85.- SOLD
Watercolor, 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" square, framed simply in paper-backed glass with original ring hanger. In early script: "Natural Curiosity. Isle of St Helena", the faraway place of Napoleon's exile. The trees form the "ghost" of Napoleon (the sea is visible through him!). c 1835? A tiny folk art treasure. 1 photo.
This is really a clever presentation for the Arnold Print Works' "Plaything By The Yard" small Tabby Kitten, totally original, signed "Arnold". Pat. date Oct. 4, 1892, beautifully framed in a contemporary frame, striped like a tabby ! It's so clean and fresh, but the fabric has just the right amount of fading. Normally, newish frames are not my thing, but this one is really perfect for the subject. Frame size: 12.5" x 15.5". 1 photo.
33" tall, with a wonderful carved woman's leg and high-heeled shoe, this gem got me out and about before and after my recent surgery. Who says antiques aren't useful? Now it's time to pass it along to a collector, or, possibly, another candidate for surgery. In great shape, all original with nice old, brass tip. c 1890, American. 2 photos.
Just a moment of fun to show that, after hip replacement, I am on the road again, inspired by my favorite NH sites !
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