Wilmarth's Tin Cats Antiques

Jami Wilmarth | 2407 S. Hayden St. Amarillo, Texas 79109 | 806-236-0418 | jami@tincats.com



Tin Cats Antiques is located in Amarillo, Texas and specializes in early American (18th & 19th century) antiques ... Colonial, primitives, furniture and smalls, and pieces with original or very old paint. Ninety percent of what we offer comes from the Northeast and New England areas. The remaining percentage is found in the midwest and maybe sometimes right here in Texas. We encourage you to visit https://www.tincats.com to see other items not featured here on Dig Antiques. We accept personal checks and business checks, as well as PayPal. NO DISCOUNT WILL BE GIVEN IF PAID BY PAYPAL. Buyer pays shipping costs, although free shipping is available on some items. Returns are accepted within 72 hours of receiving the item(s) for a full refund, minus shipping costs. No questions asked. Items must be returned with shipment insurance and in their originally shipped condition. Layaway CONSIDERED. However, no returns on layaways accepted.

Red painted pantry box used for "Soda"

This is an early 1800s New England pantry box in its original, rich red paint. (Photo shows shine from an overhead light, but the paint is dry. “Soda” has been scratched onto the top, which gives this little box much character and helps tell its story. It shows normal signs of aging: A few tacks and pegs are missing, but the box is sturdy. This cute little box looks great in a stack but also can stand alone due to the character-adding "Soda." (Dimensions: 6" across and 2-1/2" tall)

Price: $165 plus shipping

2018-Jan-31 03:40pm EST | Tags :

Light mustard oval pantry box

Late 1800s. Opposing fingerlaps on this pine oval pantry box in its original subtle mustard paint. It appears to have had a wax applied at some point in its life. Copper nails. Excellent condition.

Price: Sold. Thank you.

2018-Jan-31 03:04pm EST | Tags :

Large Blue Bail Handle Pantry Box

11-1/4" in diameter, 6.5" tall. Most beautiful blue paint! 19th century paint, though maybe not painted when the box was made in the early 1800s. Original hardware. Copper nails, wooden pegs. Very thick. Some wood shrinkage on the lid, which is normal with age. The bottom board has warped, and as a result is now sturdily held together by glue and a single tack. Additional photos available. Nice patina. Excellent size for the bottom of a stack. Due to repair on bottom (still very sturdy and the box is beautiful), I am offering this item for less than what I paid.

Price: $750 plus shipping

2018-Jan-31 11:34am EST | Tags :

Thick 8" blue pantry box

This is the best pantry box I've ever owned. It is 8" in diameter with blue-to-almost-green original dry blue paint. While it would look great in a stack, this box demands to stand alone.

Price: $600 plus shipping (firm)

2018-Jan-23 05:53pm EST | Tags :


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2018-Jan-22 07:06am EST | Tags :

Sunflower Applique Quilt

Yellow blossoms on green stalks, centered on a white background within yellow bordered blocks. The entire quilt is bordered with brown. Very good and clean condition, with one flower being slightly faded. Hand-quilted applique, 8-10 stitches per inch, and a thin white backing. 76" x 85"

Price: $150 plus shipping

2018-Jan-21 01:42pm EST | Tags :

Small oval grain-swirled New England pantry box

This box is perfect! It's an unusual and small oval pantry box because of it's grain-swirled paint pattern, which is typical of New England. Very pretty box.

Price: $275 plus shipping

2018-Jan-17 07:44pm EST | Tags :

Early black and white game board

Every once in awhile, you find one you know is just right, and this one is. It's from about the late 1800s and most definitely hand-printed and hand-carved; it's very simple and perfect for playing chess or checkers. It would stand out hanging on the wall of any room in the house ... a true conversation piece.

Price: $475 plus shipping

2018-Jan-17 07:17pm EST | Tags :

Early Tin Doll Cradle with homemade bedding

This sweet little tin cradle measures 7.5" long x 4.5" to top of hood. The cradle is in excellent condition, with just the right age patina. c 1850 - 1870. American. I purchased this little piece a while back from Kathy Schoemer, who has more knowledge and probably appreciation for these 10th Anniversary items made by our ancestors. Here is what she said in her original description, "The tinsmith was a creative fellow, and whimsical too, apparently. My late friend from Acworth, Elizabeth Brown, made this little lavender-filled mattress and pillow, which fit quite nicely inside." According to Kathy, pieces such as these are not easily found, and often when one does find them, they are at high prices. This one is priced fairly, and I hope it will go to someone with a great appreciation for early tin and early anniversary traditions.

Price: $325 plus shipping

2018-Jan-17 07:07pm EST | Tags :

Painted Doll's Rocking Chair

This is the most adorable little New England doll's rocking chair I've ever seen. It's 19th century, skillfully painted in the folk art way we love, and in excellent condition. It's a wonderful display and conversation piece. Also a perfect accessory for doll collectors.

Price: $165 plus shipping

2018-Jan-17 06:52pm EST | Tags :

PA Star Doll Quilt

Skillfully sewed calico doll's quilt with a central black star. The black color of the star was used as a mourning print fabric introduced ca. 1880. Excellent condition. 21.5" by 17"

Price: $250 plus shipping

2018-Jan-17 06:49pm EST | Tags :

Red painted beehive bowl with black-painted rim

Offered is a beehive bowl from the 18th or early 19th century. The bowl has its original red wash surface. Appears it might have had a wax applied at some point in its life, which explains the slight shine. However, the paint is early, and I have tried without damaging it to remove as much of the wax as possible. It has wonderful shrinkage with no cracks or hairlines. Size is 12 -13" x 3 3/4" tall with a 1" rim. The inside has chop marks from use. The bowl was lathe turned and shows the expected grooves on the inside and outside. A great example that would display well with other early primitives.

Price: Sold. Thank you

2018-Jan-17 06:34pm EST | Tags :

Early Calico doll quilt

Late 1800s to early 1900s hand-stitched calico doll quilt; good overall condition with a small area of fading. Measures 26" by 19".

Price: $275 plus free shipping

2018-Jan-17 06:23pm EST | Tags :

Early Walnut Apple Box

This box is a sturdy, beautiful SE Pennsylvania walnut from the 1800s; Fantastic patina and color (Dimensions: 16-1/2" " x 11-7/8" x 5 " H.) I haven't offered it for sale in a long time. It's one of the first antique items I purchased. I currently use it to store issues of Maine Antiques Digests I've already read!

Price: Sold. Thank you!

2018-Jan-17 05:39pm EST | Tags :

10" yellow pantry box

Honestly, I'm not sure about the paint on this pantry box. I do believe the box itself to be quite old, judging by the wear, the construction and the nails. I also think the paint is pretty old, but I'm not sure whether there was a darker surface before the yellow, or if there's just oxidation going on. The wear and darkening around the nails leads me to believe it's all pretty old, but I've never seen that shade before. Regardless, it's a beautiful box at a perfect size for building a stack.

Price: Sold. Thank you!

2018-Jan-17 04:41pm EST | Tags :

Early dry bittersweet red painted bowl

Fantastic bowl from the 18th or early 19th century. The bowl has its original bittersweet red wash surface. It has wonderful shrinkage with with a rough outside. Size is 12 -13" x 3 3/4" tall with a 1" rim. The inside has chop marks from use. The bowl was lathe turned and shows the expected grooves on the inside and outside. The dark spot on the inside of the last photo is a shadow. The inside is dry.

Price: $325 plus shipping

2018-Jan-17 12:15pm EST | Tags :

Early 19th century two-piece nutmeg grater

5.5 inches tall and made of maple. Beautiful.

Price: price plus shipping

2018-Jan-08 01:04pm EST | Tags :

19th century blue painted mortar and pestle

Beautiful early 19th century mortar and pestle boasting original and old dark blue paint. The mortar and pestle appear to have always belonged together. No cracks. Gorgeous markings. Please PM for more information.

Price: Sold. Thank you!

2018-Jan-08 12:02pm EST | Tags :

CLOVES pantry box!

This spice box was obviously used to store Cloves for cooking/canning purposes. The pantry box retains its original mustard and red paint and the word CLOVES is in red paint. The condition of the pantry box is excellent with no issues. It retains all of its original wooden pegs and copper tacks in the bands. The pantry is 8 3/4 x 3 3/4" tall, and dates to early 19th century.

Price: $300 plus shipping

2018-Jan-08 11:17am EST | Tags :

STACK of pantry boxes

The top of this stack is the small blue already listed here. The second is a red pantry, third is green, fourth is soldier blue already listed; fifth is CLOVES box; sixth is grass green; and the bottom two blues are also listed here individually. Please inquire about others. In the second photo, the top is the blue already listed, a natural box, and then three different shades of green boxes. Please inquire.

Price: varies plus shipping

2018-Jan-08 10:34am EST | Tags :

9-3/4" Grass Green pantry box

Unusual grass-green colored 9-3/4 inch pantry box. Well loved! Contains the remnants of sugar it once stored. This box makes any stack stand out.

Price: Sold. Thank you

2018-Jan-08 10:14am EST | Tags :


19th century stack of five boxes with old blue oxidized and worn paint. Some boxes have more wear than others, and there's some chipping. The third box has a repaired bottom board (glue) because it detached. The very dark blue appearance is due to oxidation of the early blue paint. The boxes also appear blue/green in places, which, again, is due to the instability of early blue paint and lacking long-term bonding capabilities. The boxes look beautiful and fit perfectly within each other. More pics available. Think about this: How often do you pay more than $200 for a single pantry box? For the price of this stack, you are paying $220 per box. That's a bargain!

Price: $1,100.00 plus shipping

2018-Jan-08 09:03am EST | Tags :

5-5/8" country blue pantry box

19th century old blue paint pantry box. This little box fits well in a stack. The pretty paint is old and shows wear at the seams. Sturdy.

Price: $225 plus shipping

2018-Jan-08 09:00am EST | Tags :

Soldier blue pantry box

Medium to thick walled pantry box in old soldier blue milk paint Wood peg and metal tack construction; 2 small divots in the seam, a tiny break through of one peg at the bottom edge. Very good antique condition with some paint wear. Found in New Hampshire; ca.1870. Dimensions: 8 1/4" x 4"

Price: Sold. Thank you.

2018-Jan-08 08:07am EST | Tags :

9-3/4" bail handle LIGHT BLUE pantry box

Original light blue paint; 5.5" tall. Excellent condition. New price.

Price: Sold. Thank you.

2018-Jan-08 07:50am EST | Tags :

11-3/4" PUTTY BLUE pantry box

Early, thick pantry box in old grayish putty blue paint. It appears the original paint was green, but the paint on it now is extremely old. Tack and nail construction, in excellent and sturdy condition. No apologies for this one! Makes a great start to the bottom of a stack. 6 inches tall. In third photo, it is the bottom box.

Price: $500 plus shipping

2018-Jan-08 05:15am EST | Tags :

10-1/4 light blue pantry box

Nice pantry with original paint. Lots of wear on one side. Measures 10-1/4" diameter x 5 1/2" tall. In good structural condition.

Price: $400 plus shipping

2018-Jan-08 02:21am EST | Tags :

Noah's ark and animals

This Noah's ark toy came out of Maine, and the owner thought it was made in Maine, but it is more likely of German origin. All wood, hand painted, carved and painted animals and people. The ark has a bird painted on the roof. The lid is hinged to open for storage of the animals. The hinges were originally tape, but replaced with string a long time ago. There are 14 animals and two people, all in very good condition, all stand on their own. They include: 2 cats, 2 dogs, an elephant, 4 pigs, a horse, a cow, 3 deer- at least that's a guess as to what they are supposed to be. Mr. and Mrs. Noah are painted gold. They stand - there is a sliver off one and part of an arm missing off the other. Some paint wear. Very good antique condition generally. The ark is 13 1/2" long at the base, 5 1/4" tall, 3 1/2" deep.

Price: $425 plus shipping

2018-Jan-07 01:36pm EST | Tags :

Small and miniature slide-lid wooden boxes

This posting is for those who love little old boxes. I've got many more shapes to come, but I'm starting with these babies. The larger walnut slide lid box is 2.5" h by 7" wide by 4" deep. Miniature slide lid box is ... well ... much smaller ;). I love them separately, which is how I bought them, but enjoy them even better together, which is why I obtained the larger one. They just "go" together. (But will sell separately, if I must.) Please message for information.

Price: $75 small. $135 larger plus ship

2018-Jan-05 12:29pm EST | Tags :

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