14 E. King Antiques Design
Welcome to South Central Pennsylvania's newest online and "bricks and mortar" antiques venue. With over 30 years experience buying and selling in the antiques trade, we are here to carry on our tradition of bringing our customers high quality, authentic antique furniture, pottery, baskets, woodenware, folk art and Americana. Our loyal customers from our former Southern New Jersey shop have followed us to our new store here in Abbottstown, PA, which is a testimony to Tracy's eye and decorating expertise. Her designs have been featured in several publications including A Primitive Place and Country Sampler magazines. Please stop and see us in our new shop located behind our 1740's log and stone home and also continue to check out our latest offerings here on Dig. Our hours are Mon. Fri. Sat. 10:30-4:00. Other days by chance or appointment. We accept personal checks, major credit cards and Paypal. Please see more of our items items at http://www.rubylane.com/shop/14-e-king . All items are guaranteed authentic. Returns within one week will be refunded in full, less return shipping.
This unsigned Madison Mitchell (1901-1993)Canvasback drake duck decoy dates from the second half of the 1900's. The solid wood decoy with painted eyes, original weight and tie, and original paint is in good condition with two age cracks as shown on the underneath. A classic Mitchell decoy from the Havre de Grace school of wildfowl art. There are more photos available, as well as many other items on our Ruby Lane website (click link above).
This very long and narrow signed painted wooden trencher originates from New England and dates to the first half of the 1800's. Carved out of a single hardwood birch log, the maker stamped his initials twice on the bottom as shown. The bowl retains an old vibrant red on the outside while the interior has the remnants of mustard yellow paint that is mostly covered with a white lye soap residue. Measuring 30" long x 7 3/4" wide x about 3 1/2" tall, the bowl is in very good condition with only a tight, stable crack on one end that does not detract from the aesthetic beauty of the bowl. Although there is a twist to the bowl which gives it character, it sits perfectly and is a testament to its age. This long narrow bowl with old paint and signature really has it going on!!
This 10 3/4" Rockingham glaze milk bowl is unusual in that the glaze has a wonderful pumpkin color with brown accents. The circa 1850's bowl is in fine condition with only minor wear. The bottom was molded with four indentations on the rim and has an all over glaze. Market conditions suppresses the price on this otherwise wonderful bowl.
Fresh to the market is this 1.5 gallon stoneware jug with a big beautiful blue decoration. The jug is a squatty 10 3/4" tall x 8 3/4" in diameter and comes complete with a wooden stopper. The jug is in excellent condition with just a firing crack around the base of the handle as shown. No repairs. This item and more can also be viewed at our Ruby Lane website. Please click on link in our shop description above.
This pair of mixed media portraits are signed on the back "from work of R.P. Bye by Doris D. McChesney, Odessa, Del". The 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" original wooden frames house the work of Mrs. McChesney who passed on in the year of 2001 at the age of 83. The watercolor and applied cloth and paper Quaker couple faithfully recreates the work of Rosalie Bye of West Chester, PA who worked during the same period. The two portraits are all original and in very good condition.
Here is a mid-1800's stoneware crock with brushed cobalt blue decoration that is signed Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, PA. The crock has ear handles and stands 9 3/4" tall. The interior of the crock is finished with an Albany slip and there are no repairs. There is a shallow chip on the top rim and what looks like a minor impact on the rim that caused a semi-circular line. Overall, a nice crock with strong blue decoration from one of Pennsylvania's most desirable makers of the 19th Century.
This "tiger" maple or curly maple rolling pin was made in New England back in the early 1800's. It in turned out of one piece of solid tiger maple and is now slightly out-of-round from age shrinkage. The pin is tapered- slightly larger in diameter in the middle, as earlier rolling pins were. Measuring 16" long, the pin is in fine condition with age related light distressing and patina. A Blue Chip kitchen collectible!
Dating from the early 20th Century, this large wild boar shooting gallery target bears its original white paint. Measuring 23" wide x 15" tall and a full 1/2" thick, the target weighs in at 32 pounds, making it the largest target you will probably ever see. It shows several dents and other signs of shots, but the large boar remains in good condition. Great for any folk art or carnival collector!
This early stoneware jar with strong cobalt blue decoration dates from around the mid-Nineteenth Century. Standing 8 1/2" tall, the crock features 3 areas of distinctive brushed blue flowers that may have been the work of a Baltimore or Alexandria potter. In any case, a great little crock in good condition with just 2 small shallow rim flakes and a wear mark on one flower. A beautiful display piece!
This folky nut head doll has been our possession for many years but I've never found out anything about the maker, Dorothy Gripp. The doll measures 8" tall and has pose-able arms and a stiff body. His is wearing his original overalls and red striped shirt- all hand stitched, as well as his black cloth shoes with leather soles. His head is made of a nut shell and has applied eyes and red painted lips. And talk about a bad hair day! Makers label on shoe bottom as shown. An extremely unusual and all original folk art doll that dates from sometime in the first half of the 1900's.
This early 19th C. Pennsylvania copper and iron ladle with incised decorations on the handle is in excellent condition. Measuring 18 3/4" long with a 5 1/4" bowl, the ladle was finely crafted. The copper bowl is free of dents and is fixed with the original brass rivets. The handle has a nicely carved decoration and terminates with rattail for hanging.
This 8" tall Pennsylvania redware pitcher has subtle splashes of manganese decoration. With good form, size and color, the impressive pitcher is in good condition with 2 minor chips on the base and glaze wear on the handle.
This 19th C. dasher-type wooden butter churn in original dark, dark windsor green paint is in totally original condition. Two outstanding features of the late 1800's churn are the curved iron bail handles on either side and the elaborate agitator on the end of the dasher. Stacked 4 high, the dasher end decreased the time to make the butter, no doubt to the delight of the user. This had to be a major improvement over the single disc or cross piece designs. There are also two eyelets on the lid that must have once secured the lid with hooks that are now missing. The paint color is extraordinarily dark green and has light distressing that is to be expected. The 4 metal bands are holding the wooden staves securely- a well made churn in just the right condition! Measures 38" tall x 9" dia. at the base tapering to 7.5" at the top
This 19th C. Painted Firkin has the original mustard yellow paint that was varnished ages ago. The surface is very old and distressed. Standing 14" tall with handle up and 10 1/8" in diameter (at the base), the heavy duty wooden container has 3 lapped bands that are fixed with iron tacks and a staple at the end. There is a wooden bail handle that is fastened with pegs on each side. An old stable separation is on the lid but overall the firkin is in very good condition. Note the un-varnished area along the bottom. An honest firkin ready to complement your stack!
Dating from the first half of the 1800's, this fine softwood document box retains its original paint decoration. The 13"W x 10"D x 6"T box is constructed with tiny square nails and features the original Chippendale brass pull and lovely period papered material with a bird and floral motif. In very good condition with only minor distressing, this box has practicality as well as an antique that is sure to please.
Price: 295 plus $10 shipping
This late 19th C. document box came from a logging company from the state of Maine. It was used for storage of documents from the "drive" in the years of 1886-87 as labeled on the front in beautiful gold and black letters against the hunter green ground. A "drive" was when the logs were being transported down a river. The box was simply made with nailed construction and has the original brass hinges and catch. There is nice patina to the paint and a little distressing on one side. Measures 14" x 10" x 7 3/4" tall. See more photos on Ruby Lane. Own a little piece of Maine history!
Price: 295 plus shipping
This Windsor footstool or miniature bench originates from New England and dates to about 1840. The stool has a 2" thick oval pine top and stands on 4 beautifully turned splayed maple legs. Measuring 15" x 10" x 8.5" tall, the little footstool is in excellent condition and retains a mellow old natural finish.
Dating from the first half of the 19th Century, this very large dough bowl or "trencher" retains the best old red painted surface. Measuring 27 3/4" x 14 1/4" x 7" tall, you don't find American trenchers much bigger than this one. The bowl is in excellent condition with a few small age cracks and wear spots on the rim. The interior of the bowl has an old whitish surface with the solid hard maple grain showing through. A simply magnificent bowl! Please see our Ruby Lane website for more photos and items. (Click URL above).
Fresh picked in Pennsylvania is this pine canted box with the original dry red paint. Constructed with mitered corners and round and square head nails, the box is in fine condition. It measures 7" tall and approx. 11 1/2" square at the top. Once used as a planter hence the light lime deposit on the interior and a hole in the bottom for drainage, the primitive box could be used for any application. More photos on Ruby Lane.com
Price: sale pending
This 19th Century Mt. Lebanon, NY shaker foot stool comes right out of a Pennsylvania dealer's estate. The stool is in old, if not original black paint that has good honest wear and craquelure. The cant-top stool measures 11 3/4" x 11 1/4" x 6 1/2" tall in the back x 5" tall in the front. An authentic Shaker stool.
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