Having been dealers for decades, we are fortunate to have a wide and varied inventory of Early American furniture, decorative accessories and folk art. We will be adding a few items at a time. After which we will have a full page ongoing. Please check and question or comment. Always eager to hear from you. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the buyer unless "FREE SHIPPING" is indicated for a particular item. Happy to pack and ship to save our customers on this end. Returns are sometimes necessary. If that should occur, return in the same condition as sent within 5 days, and you will receive a full refund except for your return shipping expenses.
Outfitted Lapdesk Writing Box from the late 19th C Banister Family, Brownsville VT. Photo, pencils, newspaper, etc. Key inside (hard to work). Measures 11 1/2" w x 8"d x 4"h
Early promotional piece for Eastman Kodak titled "Do I want A Camera" campaign. This shows an unsophisticated 4 different scenerios of times when a Kodak was needed. Turn of the 20th C sketches of vignettes. Wonderful glimpse of one of Americas' leading companies in Rochester, NY. 13" x 12"
1860-1880 framed "The Life and Age of Woman" with poems about each stage of her life. A space reserved for deceased printed SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF. Original frame to piece and in "as is" though quite good condition. 15 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 1"
Vanity Fair Album from 1873. Not a modern reproduction. See back: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Purchased by me at The Pickwick Gallery, Stratford-On-Avon, UK in late 1990s or early 2000s, then newly framed with museum glass and paper. 21" x 15". A booklet attached to the back with information about the subject and his role as a Royal. Excellent Condition.
1825 Watercolor painting of the profile of a gentleman set into an oval before the rectangular matting and framed. He appears to be a "man of means", as was said. Our records indicate that this painting was drawn by I. Mosley, circa 1825. However we cannot discern any signature on the visible parts of the watercolor nor the back of the frame. Parts of the back are early reinforcements to the frame. We do not want to disturb the frame; we will leave that to the buyer. He is dressed in a black coat, white shirt, and a black cravat or necktie. He is clean shaven and has well-groomed hair with long sideburns. The frame is covered in a figured maple veneer with an interior 1/4" gold painted accent. 10 1/2"l x 9 1/4"w.
Unsigned very early oil portrait on board framed in deep gold painted wooden frame which appears to be period to the piece. The older gentleman is well dressed in a coat and vest. His rosy cheeks appear on his clean shaven face as he looks squarely at us with brows raised. Gray hair is short and well kept. Overall, could be someone's grandpa ancestor. It appears that the painting is on a piece of wood with scratches on it since the paint is not disturbed. Frame is ornate, deep and in need of repair. 123"l x 10"w x 2"d
Late 19th C formal and somewhat delicate dark wood set of two shelves with rams horns sides, and a brace for hanging. Alligatored finish. The drama is in the sides. Easy to hang anywhere for interest. Measures 18"w x 12"h x 7"d
Price: SALE PRICE: $325.00
Elegant Creole woman doll. She has a heavy cloth exterior and is fully stuffed. She has tan wool hair, lovely stitched facial features sewn with thread. Two colored half-moon eyes, brows, nose and red mouth create a most beautiful face. She is dressed in a long-sleeved long dress (faded) with a waist high ribbon. Her petticoat has lace on it. She is a slender 20" tall.
The "Budding Chef" will think they are the luckiest child of all with this set of 17 pieces of early toy tinware. This set is all they needed to cook most meals of the day. Largest piece 5"l x 2"w.
Price: $85.00. FREE SHIPPING
Carved in two pieces this 19th Century diminutive eagle has its original surface of brown and gold over an applied gesso. Intricately carved with a most striking red glass eye! Impressive detail in the feathering and dimensionality for such a modest size. Measures 19" in length.
Price: SALE PRICE: $475.00
An unsigned overmantel oil on wood panel, faux frame, depicting the main house and barn with other homes in the background. The primary figure is of a man sitting near the still pond or stream while fishing. The surrounding areas are serene and quiet as well with large forested spaces. Some wear and tear with little paint loss and a small gouge in the wood which has been painted over as forest. Mid 19th C. American. 41 1/2"l x 16"h
Flat Wooden shorebird, Maine origin. Some remaining paint and a nail beak with two nail heads for eyes. The body is carved and sleek in form. A metal rod attaches his body to the flat Atlantic driftwood. Early 1900. 10 1/2"l x 8"h
C.1860 All-wool paisley coverlet or shawl, which formerly covered the baby grand piano in an elegant Victorian home in the N. California gold rush town of Grass Valley. This beautiful textile continues to shine as a reminder of a genteel past. Approximate dimensions: 6' x 6'
C. 1800 small document box. Unique multi piece laid-up domed lid in poplar, original red wash finish, strong wood grain comes through. Cut nails. 16 3/4"w x 8 1/4"h x 7 1/4"d
Advertising to girls for their dolls and perhaps the girls will continue to insist upon Burson Hose for themselves. Early 1900s doll hose in original box with a letter from the doll to "mother". Good graphics on box. Box measures 3 1/4" x 2", Hose measure 5"l x 1/3/4"w
Price: $150.00 set
19th C 9 layers of carving to the lid, ending in a mushroom knob. The inside of the lid is painted green with an oval decal of a Victorian woman. The octagonal humidor has 4 layers of carved wood and it stands on these four 3-layered feet ending in metal points. An exquisite tramp art piece made for storing cigars or other tobacco products. Fine condition. 8 1/2"h x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Sheet metal horse weathervane from a barn in Bucks Co, PA. Original iron reinforcement to leg on back side. Aged remnants of red paint on scruffy and weathered surface. Measures 24"l x 10 1/2"h.
19th C hand carved and worked from one piece of wood, this double box is complete at the top with a heart. It has a flat bottom for standing, or a flat back with a top hole for hanging. This piece will hold treasures, keys, mementos, even small plants, whatever? Amazing folk art! 7 1/2"h x 6"w
Mid-Coast Maine origin circa 1800s. Sails hull, masts and flags carved in wood applied to board and frame, then over painted to create the finished piece. Painted ship and lighthouse add to the charm. Condition is very good and parts are intact. One flag has paint loss. We believe this is an important and impressive piece of folk art of a classic New England seascape. 28 1/4"l x 16 3/4"h x 3"d.
Price: SALE PRICE: $2,500.00
Early and large mug in blue stripes and checks on white. American 1800's, 4"h x 5 1/2"w including handle. Base is prominent giving the mug more status. 1/4" hairline
Expected wear on this early marked 9 1/4" diameter pewter plate. A very old pewter patch can be seen on top and mostly underneath the plate, but does not take away from the beauty and the fact that it has been extensively used. Marked "Boardman".
Miniature Hepplewhite-style chest of drawers, c 1865. Pine with 4 graduated drawers, all original and untouched finish. Square nails with pegged, mortised-side panels. Bottom drawer is dovetailed, rest are butt nailed. Chamfered drawer bottoms, hand-shaped decorative moldings on front. Porcelain may be replacements. Signed on back of bottom drawer, "Gertrude Mary Hubley" Measures 16"w x 15"h x 12"d
Price: SALE PRICE; $485.00
This entire group was assembled in a purchase from a well-respected collector. These leather covered boxes represent the years of 1760-1820 in document boxes, as changes in design and materials occurred. The entire collection can be purchased together producing a reasonable discount. Or each may be purchased alone. The one on the bottom left is currently on HOLD.
Price: $1,250.00 as a collection of 4 boxes
An 1820s miniature trunk style document box has an exterior covered in hand tooled leather and decorated with brass studs in two sizes. The handle and other design features indicate this late period. The interior has a separate section and the entire inside is papered in a flowered design. When locked with a basic metal lock, it is possible to pick up by the ring on top. In the group photo, this box is located on the top in the middle. 10"l x 7"w x 4"h.
This rare mini dome top (1780-1800) document box is covered in exquisite hand tooled leather and topped by a brass handle. Much of the lock and key are lost to us. The interior is lined with a finely designed paper and a stay to keep the top erect. In the group photo, this leather box is located on the upper left side. 6"l x 4"w x 3 1/2"h
This small rectangular document box is from the period of 1780-1800. Covered on exterior with a sophisticated design of hand tooled leather, it has a brass handle and locking device. No longer has a key. The interior is covered with paper and printed overlay and original to the box. This leather box is on the upper right in the group photo. 8 1/2"l x 4"w x 2 1/2"h
A hand tooled leatherdome top document box from the decades 1760-1780. It has some expected leather loss from the sides, the hand tooled top is intact. Handles and the locking device (no key) are indicative of the above decades. Interior is covered in designed paper. In the group shot, this box is on the lower right. 8"l x 5"w x 3"h
Earliest of 2 Leather covered slightly domed top document boxes we have had from 1760-1780, it is small and rare. This leather has been hand tooled indicating its special qualities. Similar primitive handles and basic closure hardware designate these decades. Interior is covered entirely with designed paper and with an overlay of written words on paper. In the group photo, this box is on the lower left. 7"l x 4 1/4"w x 2 1/2"h
Early 1900's handmade wooden houseboat with original alligatored paint finish in blue, green, red and cream combine to give this houseboat wonderful eye appeal. Glass windows with curtains, painted doors, outdoor decks, lift-top roof. Interior has some embellishments such as wallpaper and linoleum floor. Notice the V for Victory WW1 patriotic sign with an eagle in one window. As found in New York State. 19"l x 7"h x 6 1/2"w
19thC Toleware document box with domed lid. All original paint, brass handle and hand-wrought latch. While paint on front is quite good, the sides are faded, which we would call expected wear. 9 1/2"l x 6"w x 6 1/2"h
We combined this pair of very early hand-wrought door latches, tho different in maker, age, and design. The larger one at 9 1/2"l is heavier and more primitive. The smaller latch is more thoughtfully designed and lighter weight at 7 1/2"l
Price: $85.00 Pair FREE SHIPPING
This everyday case has been embellished with carvings and etchings on the slide-top lid and ceramic buttons for opening. Inside are 3 compartments . The bottom has signed initials and writing. This is a functional and aesthetic case. 9 1/2"l
Price: $75.00 FREE SHIPPING
Ringbox-style secure inkwell for traveling way before ball tip pens. Covered in black leather outside, the interior has the submerged inkwell covered by etched brass. Late 1800s, American, it measures a tiny 1 1/2" square.
Very early 1800's in Pennsylvania, someone created this beautiful wrought iron spatula which was functional. However, the kitchen piece did not remain only functional. The worker enhanced the piece with a perfect heart cut out on the spatula. A bit over 3"w at the bottom and 14 1/4"l, it ends in a very thin bottom, (almost sharp) from use.
Price: NOW: $350.00
A carved wooden head of a dog was inserted into a tapered bamboo stalk to create an elegant walking stick measuring 31" long. In order to preserve and display this folk art piece, we had a new stand fashioned for it. Stand included.
Early PA Painted Storage Box with double snipe hinges. Decorated with swags and leaves in red, green and yellow on four sides (including top). Check hardware. Measures 25 1/2" x 13" x 10".
Price: Was $450.00, Now $350.00
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