Suz Prim & Simple Antiques

Sue Turner | Janesville, Iowa | 319-240-8734 |

Hello and welcome to "Suz Prim & Simple" where I strive to offer you the best in Early American country / primitive antiques, attic and painted surface treen, folk art, textiles, stoneware, Colonial olds and vintage goods. I collect what I love and will only sell what I know to be true. I started dragging old stuff out of my grandparents attic some 44 years ago and have never stopped the hunt for that next amazing piece !! I'm now selling my brick and morter shop inventory and parts of my personal collection. Call or contact me by email with your requests.... I prefer PayPal but will accept a check or money order. Prices do not include shipping. I hold auctions on my Facebook site of the same name "Suz Prim & Simple" and use it as a discussion forum as well....please stop in for a visit.

Early Handmade Wooden Berry Basket

This is a great small basket used for collecting small produce, handmade w/ double bands at the top, cross bands and slats, wooden bottom all attached with hand cut brads. 7" diameter at the top, 5 1/2" at the bottom, 5 1/2" tall. Minor band / slat breakage as would be expected .... it's solid and displays beautifully with stone fruit / berries (that's what I used it for).

Price: $65.00 + shipping

2017-Sep-11 12:07pm EDT | Tags :

Early Iron Smelting Pot and Ladle

Great very early footed iron pot marked '6' and ladle. The handle is attached to the pot with a beautiful curled design. These were used to smelt lead, gold, silver, etc. The surface of both pieces have rust but it is easily removed if you wish.... I'll leave that to the next owner.

Price: $65.00 + shipping

2017-Sep-11 10:15am EDT | Tags : Hearth

Very Rare Express 'Fly Swatter' Eggbeater

Turn of the century and very rare ... collectors call this one the fly swatter egg beater because of its paddle or sweep action with a rotary crank. It is 11 1/2 inches long with a small wooden knob handle. On the underside of the fulcrum bar it reads only "PATENTED". It works beautifully!

Price: 375.00 + shipping

2017-Aug-31 04:43pm EDT | Tags : Kitchen

18th C Hand Forged Chopper w/ Heart

This is a hand forged kitchen tool created over 250 years ago, probably for a loved one w/ the cut heart in the body. The handle is worn but amazingly still attached. Measuring 11" long X 6" wide this is one of a kind, no like the mass produced ones out of Sweden, this one is American made Primitive !!

Price: $210 + shipping

2017-Aug-28 01:29pm EDT | Tags : Kitchen

Hand Carved Springerle

A great early hand carved pine springerle with flowers, sail boat, kitty, prim gentleman, ugly bug, pineapple, frog, prim home and a document with writing I can't read and more....but this is an unusual one !!

Price: $165 + shipping

2017-Aug-28 12:54pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

Large Antique Primitive Apothecary Cabinet

This is a great hand made piece of early 20th C primitive folk art (over 100 years old) !! Cut nail construction in original brown wash finish. It measures 24 1/2" tall X 15 1/2" wide X 5 1/2" deep w/ 2 long and 15 smaller drawers with original brass knobs.

Price: SOLD - thankyou !!

2017-Aug-28 10:03am EDT | Tags : SOLD

Great Early Spice Cabinet

Very nice early spice cabinet with cut nail construction (some newer nails have been added through the years). A crack at the crown, it is very sturdy and can be hung or set on a table.

Price: $85 + shipping

2017-Aug-09 04:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

19th C Taconic Gathering Basket in Red/White Paint

A superb 19th C Taconic Gathering Basket in original red and white paint. 13" dia. X 8" top of basket X 13" top of handle. Also know as 'Bushwacker Baskets' this one sports an ancient wire repair on the bottom. Purchased from Berry Earzin at Fox Valley Shows, Maine. The two toned paint is rare !!

Price: $ 450.00 + shipping

2017-Aug-09 11:23am EDT | Tags : Baskets

Solid 19th C Cheese / Pantry Box

Measuring 11 1/2" in diameter X 9 1/2" in height, this is a very well constructed pine box! It has a heavy solid wood lid and base with veneered pine around the circumference and a banded base....old nail construction. it is a beautiful, original surface, knotty pine piece for the middle of your stack.

Price: 65.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-30 05:55pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

Large Solid 19th C Cheese / Pantry Box

Measuring 15 1/2" in diameter X 13 1/2" in height, this is a very well constructed pine box! It has a heavy solid wood lid and base with veneered pine around the circumference and a banded base....old nail construction. it is a beautiful, original surface, knotty pine piece for the bottom of your stack.

Price: 125.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-30 01:52pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

18th C Wooden Finger Lap Bucket

In original and amazing condition this great bucket / keg measures 9 1/2" tall. It has finger lapped bands around a staved body with lid...solid and tight. All original...

Price: $210.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-20 05:05pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

Primitive 18th C Wooden Canteen

18th C Wooden Canteen / keg / barrell with iron bands and removable lid. It is slightly loose but solid with bands and lid in postion.

Price: 125.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-20 04:56pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

Pair of 18th C Walnut Candle Sticks Holders

In original attic surface I offer this pair of 18th C candle sticks. The surface shows what you would expect of original varnish bubbling and candle wax which I have left alone. The stick is pegged to the base....a really great example of early lighting.

Price: $180.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-20 03:44pm EDT | Tags : Lighting

19th C Iron Heart Rush Light & Candle Holder

Amazing iron rush light, candle holder with a heart shaped base in wonderful condition...circa 1830.

Price: SOLD - thankyou !!

2017-Mar-20 11:35am EDT | Tags : SOLD

1904 Brass Western Electric Candlestick Telephone

329W brass Western Electric candlestick telephone...patent applied for dated Sept. 13, 1904 (earliest date for Western Electric and most desirable). Brass and bakelite parts are in excellent and original condition.

Price: 285.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-07 01:19pm EST | Tags : General

1864 "Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary"

Offering a HUGE (8 1/2" X 11") book, leather bound with hundreds of original photogravures. Translated from the original French of the Abbe Orsini by Mrs. J. Sadlier. There is some spotting and minor binding wear but truely in very good condition. There are other translations but this is the first edition and original translation.

Price: 150.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-07 11:38am EST | Tags : Books

Cupid at Rest & Cupid Waiting 1890 Photo Prints

Original photo shop prints of the same little girl that did Parkinsons Cupid Awake and Asleep, these are each 5 X 7 prints, matted and assembled into an antique frame. These are not the often found Awake and Asleep although they are the same girl who posed for them....these are not often found, especially in such wonderful condition.

Price: $155 + shipping

2017-Mar-03 02:07pm EST | Tags : Photos/Prints

Primitive Pine Cutlery Tray

This is a truly primitive hand carved cutlery tray with traces of the original green paint. Square nail construction with later nails added to reinforce. These are great for displaying smalls and seasonal decorations !!

Price: $65 + shipping

2017-Mar-03 01:15pm EST | Tags : Woodenware

Extra Large Primitive Rolling Pin

Measuring 4" in diameter X 28" long this amazing handmade primitive is made of solid walnut and rolls freely on an iron rod running through the handles. There are the normal minor splits in the wood you expect from a 'needful' 200 years old.

Price: $95 + shipping

2017-Mar-03 12:48pm EST | Tags : Kitchen

19th C Burned and Chip Carved Square Plate

This is an amazing example of burned chip carving featuring grape leaves (carved through) and incised grapes. The base is attached with extremely hard to see cut nails, the sides appear to be one piece under magnification. 10" square at the top X 6 1/2" at the base. I purchased this many years ago on Ruby Lane's site.

Price: $225 + shipping

2017-Mar-03 10:51am EST | Tags : Woodenware

Tall Blue & White Graniteware Pitcher

In wonderful condition this pitcher in in blue and white 'chicken wire' design {15 1/2 " base to top of the lip), very sought after pattern. It dates to the late 19th early 20th C and has some small areas of rust, but no chipping or cracking...... please check all pictures for condition.

Price: SOLD - thankyou !!

2017-Mar-03 06:44am EST | Tags : SOLD

19th C Hand Carved Cutlery Tray w/ Heart

This piece is really beautiful walnut hand carved cutlery tray, all square nailed w/ an amazing finish. This would have been made for someone from money, the wood is like silk, wonderfully constructed. 9 1/4" X 15 1/2" X 9 1/2" high

Price: $205.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-02 12:48pm EST | Tags : Woodenware

Dated 1758 Painted Table Chopping Box

This is a fantastic chopping box that has all the bells and whistles! The box is early, 18th century, dated 1758 on the inside and outside lid. It has fabulous old if not original paint decoration. The base paint is a wonderful red and the decoration is done in black and yellow/mustard. The table box also has wonderful early construction. This includes four turned feet, four iron corner guards with tulip shapes, hand dovetailing, wooden pegs, hand wrought iron nails, and all original hardware that includes a heart escutcheon. On the inside of the box is a handled blade that was used for chopping. The box is a wonderful size that wood fit on a table measuring 13” long, 17” long to handle, 10 ¾” wide and 6 ½” tall. A fantastic early piece!

Price: $699.00 + shipping

2017-Mar-02 09:10am EST | Tags : Woodenware

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