Nancy E Perna Antiques

Nancy Perna | 118 Summit Drive Phoenixville, PA 19460 | 610-506-3857 |



I have been collecting antiques for 35 years. Living in Pennsylvania all my life I was exposed to wonderful things, and my collection has grown over the years. Several years ago I started selling antiques part-time. I participated in about 3 or 4 shows a year and had space in 2 antique shops in Lancaster County, PA. I took a break from selling for several years, and now I've decided to open an on-line shop at Dig Antiques. My interests include things from early childhood, folk art, americana, early smalls, etc. I accept checks or PayPal. PA residents add 6% sales tax. I charge shipping unless otherwise stated. I try to give a detailed description and condition on each item. If you need more pictures or have any questions you can call or e-mail me. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item within 3 days for a full refund minus shipping and insurance. Be sure to check all 3 photos on each item listed!

Early Greiner Doll Dress

This early Greiner or paper mache doll dress is very finely hand-stitched. It would fit a large doll or small child. It is 19" long, 10" across waist, and 11" from sleeve to sleeve across the shoulder. It has a row of fabric-covered buttons down the back. The dress is made of cotton and has a brown print on a cream ground. There is some fading, especially on the top front. There are a few tiny holes in the back on the skirt which are barely noticeable with the pleats. The dress is in very good, sturdy condition.

Price: $75

2019-Jul-28 12:25pm EDT | Tags :

Doll Skirt and Top

This doll skirt and top is made of a silk brocade fabric with accordian pleats and trimmed with red and green flowers with blue accents. It also includes an apron which is also pleated. This set would fit a small doll about 10-12 inches tall. The skirt is 6 1/2" long. The waist is 3" across the front. The top is 3 1/2" long, 2 1/2" across the shoulders. Both the top and skirt are lined.

Price: $65

2019-Jul-27 07:35pm EDT | Tags :

Red Print Doll Dress

This cotton toile print doll dress is all hand-stitched with 3 red buttons in front and lace around the sleeves and neck. It is 14 1/2" long, 5" shoulder to shoulder, and 7" across the front of waist. There are a few areas on dress which are a little darkened and an area on the bodice that is a little faded. Otherwise, the dress is in good condition.

Price: $75

2019-Jul-23 01:19pm EDT | Tags :

Red Wool Doll Dress

This beautiful red wool challis doll dress is 12 1/2" long, 6 1/2" across the flattened waist, and 5 1/2" shoulder to shoulder. It has a gathered waist and pleated bodice with black velvet trim on sleeves, yoke and skirt. There are hook and eye fasteners on the back. Both the skirt and top are lined with a sateen fabric. The dress is in excellent condition with a few very tiny dark marks on the skirt.

Price: $155

2019-Jul-23 01:06pm EDT | Tags :

Stoneware Lid

This brushed cobalt crock lid is 8 3/4" in diameter. It is in excellent condition with only 2 minor chips to the underside rim on back. It is very unusual to find a lid in such good condition!

Price: $195

2019-Jun-09 09:25am EDT | Tags :

Red Painted Basket

Here is a nice early splint egg basket in early red paint. I don’t believe the paint is as old as the basket, but it is early. The basket measures about 9 1/2” long and 7” wide and 8” tall, including the handle. There are a few minor breaks which don’t detract from the beauty of the basket.

Price: $200

2019-May-28 01:32pm EDT | Tags :

Nichols and Boynton Jug

This slip- trailed stoneware jug was made by Nichols and Boynton in Burlington, VT. It is 11 3/4" tall. There is a small chip on the bottom front and a small in-the-making ping on the back. There is a tiny tag on the back which has the date 1854-1860 written on it. This jug would make a nice addition to any collection.

Price: $275

2019-May-11 07:20pm EDT | Tags :

Green Basket

This large painted basket has it's original green paint and is in excellent condition. It is 14" tall, including the handle, and 14" wide.

Price: 275- Reduced $225

2019-May-11 07:14pm EDT | Tags :

Shallow Pewter Bowl

This shallow pewter bowl measures 12 3/8" wide and 1 1/4"deep. It is in excellent condition for it's age. There are markings on the bottom which are partially worn away, but it looks like it can be W V L T, and an insignia stamp which I can't make out.

Price: $100

2019-May-11 07:07pm EDT | Tags :

Strawberry Pincushion

This pincushion is a small, beaded strawberry with a beaded loop on top. The top is made of green velvet. There are 3 beaded loops on the bottom. There are tiny green beads on the red bottom. It is 2" tall, not including the loops. It is in excellent condition with slight wear on the green velvet.

Price: $95

2019-May-02 06:01am EDT | Tags :

Tin Sand Pail

This tin sand pail was made by Chein, USA, and dated 1939 on front of pail. It is 8" tall including the handle, and 5 3/4" tall without the handle. It is 5 3/4" in diameter. It is imprinted with "Gullivers Travels" on the front. It also comes with the original shovel. The condition is excellent!

Price: $185

2019-May-02 05:47am EDT | Tags :

Wallpaper Box

This oval wallpaper box is decorated with green and tan leaves with a floral lid. The inside and bottom is also lined with the same floral paper as the lid. The size is 10" x 7 1/4". It is in excellent condition with minor wear to the edges.

Price: $375

2019-Apr-09 11:18am EDT | Tags :

Folky Bird

This very folky calico fabric bird was probably made as a pincushion. It was made in Pennsylvania by the Mennonites. It is 7 1/2" long with black beads for eyes. The condition is excellent!

Price: $125

2019-Apr-06 02:07pm EDT | Tags :

Early Sand Pail

This very graphic, colorful sand pail is 8 inches tall to top of pail and 12 inches to top of handle. It is 8 inches in diameter at the top. The characters include Mickey Mouse, Felix, a frog, bird, boats, an ark and an airplane. It is marked TC Made in USA. The condition is excellent! The shadow on the photo makes it look like it is dented, but it is not.

Price: $425

2019-Apr-06 01:57pm EDT | Tags :

Seashell Shoe Pincushion

This seashell pincushion is in the form of a shoe and was made by a sailor as a souvenir in the early 20th century. It has a lid that opens to reveal the inside which was probably used to store pins and sewing supplies. It is 6 inches long and in excellent condition.

Price: $85

2019-Apr-02 06:54pm EDT | Tags :

Merrythought Teddy Bear

This Merrythought bear was made in England between 1920 - 1930. He is 16" tall and has the original label on his foot. He is swivel jointed at the head, arms, and legs. He shows typical wear and his squeaker doesn't work.

Price: $195

2019-Apr-02 06:48pm EDT | Tags :

Pair of Folk Art Black Dolls

This adorable pair of black dolls are made of cloth and wool from around 1930. Their faces and bodies are made of sateen. The girl has felt eyes and stitched facial features. The boy has all stitched facial features and eyes. They are wearing their original clothes. The girl has matching pantaloons under her dress. The girl is 12" and the boy is 11 3/4" tall. They are in excellent condition with a few small faint stains.

Price: $450

2019-Apr-01 03:18am EDT | Tags :

Tin Dessert Mold with Hearts

The 12 hearts in this tin mold make it very special. It is 7 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches high. It has a hanging ring on top. Excellent condition!

Price: $250

2019-Mar-27 06:21am EDT | Tags :

Early Pantry Box

This pantry box is very early - late 18th, early 19th century. It has rose head nails and traces of original putty paint. There’s a nice worn depression in the center of the lid from years of placing one’s thumb in the center while prying off the lid. The edge of the seam is nicely chamfered. It is 5 3/4 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches high.

Price: $225

2019-Feb-10 03:20pm EST | Tags :

Miniature Wooden Rocker

This nice little rocker is only 10 inches high and 3 1/2 inches to seat. There are a few broken splints to the seat which you can see in the photos. Otherwise, it is in nice sturdy condition.

Price: $95

2019-Jan-13 03:30pm EST | Tags :

Miniature Porcelain Tea Set

Here is a tiny porcelain tea set on a tray. It is blue, red, and gold on a white ground. The tray measures 5 3/4" x 4". The tiny tea pot and cream and sugar measure 2 1/4" and 1 3/4". It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

Price: $50

2019-Jan-13 03:22pm EST | Tags :

1793 Sampler

This early band sampler is signed and dated 1793 by Ann Brown. It reads "Ann Brown sewed this sampler in the year 1793". It measures 18 1/2" x 9 1/2". It is in excellent condition and is conservation mounted.

Price: $1100

2018-Nov-23 02:27pm EST | Tags :

Hanging Spice Box

Hanging spice box in original red wash. 20th century. 15 1/2" x 8" wide x 5 1/2" deep. Excellent condition!

Price: $150

2018-Oct-24 07:57am EDT | Tags :

Oriental Kazak Carpet

This early 20th century finely-woven wool Caucasian Kazak carpet is 76" long x 35 1/2" wide. It is in excellent condition with no stains or wear.

Price: $600

2018-Oct-21 07:27pm EDT | Tags :

German Baptismal Certificate

Here is a Dresden German baptismal envelope containing a baptism certificate written in German dated 1896. There is a dresden angel surrounded by a dresden wreath on front. It is 4 1/4" x 2 3/4".

Price: $50

2018-Sep-23 10:16am EDT | Tags :

Tin Penny Toy Basket

This tiny tin basket is 2 3/4 inches long. It opens at both sides of the top and there is a swing handle. It appears there is a brownish overlay lattice over the red paint. The top and bottom is gold. It is in good condition.

Price: $45

2018-Sep-22 12:26pm EDT | Tags :

Tin Wind-up Toy

This tin wind-up toy with 2 horses and cart is 8 inches long. Underneath is a wind-up mechanism which makes the cart turn in different directions when wound. It is not marked, but it is probably German. It is in very good condition except for the broken cloth cord for the reins.

Price: $175

2018-Sep-22 12:14pm EDT | Tags :

Strawberries in Miniature Pantry Box

This little pantry box is only 2 3/4" in diameter. It is filled with 4 strawberries. Three of them are emeries and the smallest is a pin cushion. There is no lid to the box. You can see the items better on the three pictures.

Price: $85

2018-Aug-13 04:57pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature Iron Sled

This rare little sled is made of iron and has leaves decorating the top. It measures 8 3/4" long and is 2 1/4" high at the seat and 3" high at the front. Excellent condition.

Price: $225

2018-Aug-13 04:49pm EDT | Tags :

Green Half-Basket

19th century original painted half-basket, 9" wide x 9 3/4" high x 4 3/4" deep. There are no breaks or missing splints. Excellent condition.

Price: $250

2018-Jun-02 04:27pm EDT | Tags :

Early Theorem

Early circa 1820 theorem on velvet of a gentleman who appears to be a shepherd holding a staff, with a house, trees, birds, and a dog or sheep on a grassy hillside. There is considerable amount of foxing and a few stains across the center. However, the picture is very folky and unusual. I have never seen one like this. The backing appears to be a type of fiberboard. A great piece of folk art!

Price: $675

2018-May-19 02:36pm EDT | Tags :

Strawser Bird Tree

This bird tree was carved by Daniel Strawser in 1972 and was painted by his wife, Barbara. He was born and raised in south-central Pennsylvania and has been carving since 1968. This is one of his earlier carvings and is signed and dated on the bottom D - BS 72 PA. The tree is 15 inches high. There are 7 different birds on it. There is one repair to a broken branch beneath one of the bird's wire legs. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition.

Price: $400

2018-Jan-23 04:12am EST | Tags :

Paining on Ivory

19th century painting on Ivory of young child in gilt frame, with felt, 5'' x 5". Ivory insert is 2 1/2" in diameter. There are 2 faint hairlines in Ivory which have been professionally stabilized.

Price: $350

2017-Oct-27 05:27pm EDT | Tags :

4 Chester County, PA samplers

Here are 4 samplers from Chester County, PA. I couldn't get them all in one photo so I put them on 3 photos. They all came out of the same collection from Spring City, PA. They are dated from 1826 to 1835. They are in very good condition except one is harder to read because it has faded. I had a hard time photographing them because of the glare. If you need additional photos please let me know. They all were mounted and framed on the same size frames, 12 1/4" square.

Price: $750

2017-Oct-25 07:22pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature sampler

Miniature sampler, 5 1/4" x 4 1/2". This tiny sampler may have been a part of a longer sampler, since it only has letters A to O. It has been professionally mounted. A note written on back says "American 1810 - 40." Excellent condition.

Price: $75

2017-Oct-12 07:42pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature horse

Miniature German cloth horse with great detail. Glass eyes. 3" long, 3" tall. Excellent condition.

Price: $150

2017-Oct-07 06:53am EDT | Tags :

Child’s Tea Set

Child’s “Punch” tea set by Charles Allerton & Sons England circa 1890. There are 17 pieces- a teapot, cream and sugar, waste bowl, 4 cups and saucers, and 4 plates. One cup and creamer have a faint hairline. Otherwise, excellent condition.

Price: $250

2017-Oct-05 01:10pm EDT | Tags :

Wooden horse

Carved wooden folk art horse in dapple gray paint. There is a small piece of one foot missing. Horse is 10 1/2" tall and 12" long.

Price: $185

2017-Oct-05 12:52pm EDT | Tags :

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