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 prefer to be paid by check or money order. 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.

Toleware Chamberstick

This toleware tin chamber stick is painted yellow with black leaves. It has a hanging snuffer on an attached metal pole. It is 6 1/4" tall and 4 1/2" wide. It is in very good condition with typical wear.

Price: $250

2020-Jun-23 09:51am EDT | Tags :

Small Splint Basket

This nice little splint basket has "God's Eye" ends which makes it special - also the red stripes. It measures 7 1/4" across and 7" high, including the handle. There is only one broken splint. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $85

2020-Jun-23 08:59am EDT | Tags :

Blue Floral Wallpaper Box

Here is a beautiful, unusual, octagonal shape wallpaper box with black velvet leaves on a vibrant blue ground with gold accents. It measures 10 3/4" x 8 3/4" x 5 1/8" high. It is in very good condition. There is a split on one corner and the top is worn but not torn. The edge of the lid has some typical wear.

Price: $285

2020-Jun-22 01:32pm EDT | Tags :

Pair of Wooden Candelabra

Here is a wonderful, early, carved pair of wooden candelabra. They stand an impressive 15 3/4" high x 12" wide, and retain their original mottled green, black, and yellow paint. They are light in weight, in spite of their size. They were purchased many years ago from The John Gordon Gallery in New York City, and retain the original gallery sticker on the base. I've had them in my collection for many years. They are wonderful objects for the Americana and folk art collector!

Price: $750

2020-Jun-08 07:11am EDT | Tags :

Small Quaker Sampler

This early Quaker marking sampler measures 7 3/4" x 5 7/8". There are sets of the alphabet and numbers in different scripts. There is also a deer and a duck. The frame is made of tin with a nice leaf decoration. The condition is excellent, with minor fading. There are no holes or foxing.

Price: $250

2020-Jun-08 06:54am EDT | Tags :

Edouart Silhouette

19th century silhouette of a gentleman - the Honorable Solorary Muller, signed, August Amant Edouart. fait 1839. It is in a very early, if not original, gilt frame which measures 12" x 10 1/2". It has been conservation mounted. The condition is excellent!.

Price: $750

2020-Jun-08 06:36am EDT | Tags :

Small Doll Quilt

This small, early doll quilt measures 7 3/4" x 7 1/4". It is all hand stitched with a nice blue border. It is in excellent condition with expected, minor fading due to age.

Price: $95 Free Shipping

2020-Jun-01 05:59am EDT | Tags :

Etruscan Majolica Creamer

This Etruscan Majolica creamer, in the "Wild Rose" pattern, was made by the Griffen, Smith, and Hill Company in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania between 1879 and 1889. It is 4 1/2" high and stamped GSH on the bottom. It also has a butterfly spout, which makes it more desirable. It is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.

Price: $75

2020-Apr-19 01:56pm EDT | Tags :

Etruscan Majolica Cake Stand

This cake stand was made in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, my home town, by the Griffen, Smith, and Hill Company between 1879 and 1889. They were noted for their beautiful Majolica pottery. This cake stand is in the Maple Leaf pattern. It measures 9 1/4" wide and 5 1/4" high. There is a stamp of GSH, the logo for the company, on the bottom. It is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.

Price: $100

2020-Apr-19 01:46pm EDT | Tags :

Tin Dessert Mold with Hearts

This early tin dessert mold is made in the form of 12 hearts. It has a tin loop for hanging. It measures 7" x 2 1/2" high. The condition is excellent.

Price: $150 free shipping

2020-Apr-05 01:56pm EDT | Tags :

8 1/2" Milliner's Model Doll

Here is an 8 1/2" papier mache shoulder head milliner's doll with an unusual hairdo. She has a leather body with wooden arms, hands and legs. Her hairdo has long curls on the sides and a bun in the back. She is wearing an old, hand-sewn dress, pantaloons and a slip. She has black painted shoes. When I bought the doll 20 years ago, the leather body was in bad shape, with sawdust leaking out, so I had the body professionally replaced. It has the original red bands around the arms and legs.

Price: Sale Pending

2020-Mar-07 07:57am EST | Tags :

3 PA Redware Pie Plates

These 3 small redware pie plates are Pennsylvania origin. One of them is 6 3/4" in diameter and the other two are both 6 1/4" in diameter. The large one is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. One of the smaller ones has an edge chip, as seen in the photograph, and the other one is in excellent condition except for a small glaze rub in center. I am selling all three together.

Price: $110 Sale $95!

2020-Mar-07 07:48am EST | Tags :

Political Carvings

Here is a great pair of a carved donkey and elephant representing the Democratic and Republican political parties. They were carved and polychrome painted in 1931 by Fred Hull of North Carolina. They are both 4 1/2” tall. Included is a copy of a newspaper article with his obituary and information about his life. They are both initialed "FH" and dated '31. More photos are available if needed.

Price: $950

2020-Feb-27 08:20am EST | Tags :

Game Board

Here is a 19th century New England game board painted in vibrant red, black, and gold with a green border. It is signed on the back with initials JED. It is in very good condition and measures 13” x 12” and is 1 inch thick.

Price: $250

2020-Feb-24 09:41am EST | Tags :

Large Blue Bowl

Here is a 19th century wooden bowl with wonderful old indigo blue paint. You can see traces of an early red wash under the blue paint. There is a natural patina on the inside. The bowl is thick wood and heavy with no cracks or splits and a nice wide band around the top. It is out-of-round by 1 1/4 inches. The dimensions are 17 1/4" x 16" x 5 1/4" tall.

Price: $575 Sale $475 Best Price!

2020-Feb-02 12:22pm EST | Tags :

Miniature Slide-lid Candlebox

This tiny carved and painted red candlebox is only 4 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 1 3/4 inches high. It appears to be carved from one piece of wood. There is a carved notch and chamfered ends on the slide lid top. It is in excellent condition for it's age. The paint is original and early!

Price: $395 Free Shipping

2020-Jan-25 01:59pm EST | Tags :

Oval Wallpaper Box

This 19th Century wallpaper box has a nice oval form in a nice small size. It is 6 1/2" long by 4 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" high. It was made in Lebanon County, PA and has a German language newspaper on the bottom. The condition is very good with minimal wear from use.

Price: $300 Free Shipping

2020-Jan-25 01:45pm EST | Tags :

Silhouette of Gentleman

Here is a 19th century silhouette of a gentleman with a ponytail. It has a beautiful gilt frame and has been preserved under UV glass and de-acidified and thymol treated. It measures 6'' x 5" including the frame.

Price: $75 Free Shipping!

2020-Jan-19 02:54pm EST | Tags :

Doll- Size Empire Chest

This is a 19th century doll- size Empire chest in original swirl paint decoration. It has its original knobs and tiny square nail construction. It is 10 5/8" high x 9 1/4" wide x 5" deep.

Price: $545

2020-Jan-19 02:29pm EST | Tags :

Yellow Painted Bowl

This early out-of-round yellow wooden bowl is 10 1/8” x 9 1/8” x 2 1/8” high. It retains the old original butterscotch yellow milk paint. It has very nice turnings and a slightly raised bottom with a nice turned border. The condition is excellent.

Price: $350 SALE $300 Free Shipping!

2020-Jan-03 09:24am EST | Tags :

Folk Art Rag Doll

This great little folk art rag doll is 9 1/2" tall, including the hat. She has a stitched mouth and eyes and a sculpted nose. All the clothes are hand stitched and sewn onto the doll. Her wig is also stitched on. There is a slip and pantaloons under her skirt. She is hard stuffed.

Price: $195 Free Shipping!

2019-Nov-21 02:00pm EST | Tags :

American Sampler

This American folky sampler is stitched on linen and dated 1849 by Ann Brown. It has a house, letters, alphabet, bird, and dogs. It was placed in a nice gilt frame and has a cardboard back. It is 11" x 9".

Price: $320 Free Shipping!

2019-Nov-21 01:50pm EST | Tags :

Blue Wooden Bowl

Here is a beautiful 19th century blue wooden bowl in original blue paint. It has a nice wide rim and a slightly raised base. It is out of round and measures 10" x 11" x 2 1/4" high. It has typical wear with age. No cracks.

Price: $325 Sale $275 Free Shipping!

2019-Nov-21 06:06am EST | Tags :

2 Mini Tin Items

One of these items is a tiny skill toy of two cats and a silver mouse which you move around and try to get it into the mousetrap. The other tim item is a miniature soap dish with a black boy in the center. Both pieces are very unusual. The cat toy is $50 Free Shipping. Soap dish was sold.

Price: $50 for toy. Soap dish Sold

2019-Nov-10 10:30am EST | Tags :

German Hess Penny Toy Train

This little Hess penny toy train is marked 100, J.L.H. The engine is 4" long and each car is 2 1/4" long. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $100 free ship!

2019-Nov-10 10:11am EST | Tags :

18th Century Candle Snuffer

Here is an 18th Century iron candle snuffer with original early nail hinge. It is 6 inches long and in all original condition.

Price: $50 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-09 09:12am EST | Tags :

Wooden Shoe Pincushion

Here is an early painted wooden shoe pincushion with heel. It has some gold decoration representing the buttons and clasps. It's in very good condition.

Price: $70 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-09 09:04am EST | Tags :

German Christening Box

Here is a small box (4 3/4" x 3 1/4") containing a tiny wax baby lying on a beautiful voile bed trimmed in gold Dresden and tiny roses. Inside the envelope, which is attached to the back, is a German manuscript with the baby's name, dated 1895.

Price: $95

2019-Oct-13 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Horse on Platform

Here is a felt covered pull-toy dapple gray horse on a red wheeled platform. It has glass eyes, a rabbit fur mane, and leather and dresden trim. The bottom is marked "Germany" as shown on the last photo. It measures 11" long and 10 1/4" high. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $395

2019-Oct-04 12:21pm EDT | Tags :

Early Shaker Box

This Shaker box is late 18th early 19th century. It has early rosehead nails and square tacks. There are 3 fingers and a nice patina on it. It measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 3 3/4" high. The condition is excellent with only a slight separation where the bottom nail is.

Price: $295 Free Shipping

2019-Sep-15 06:34pm EDT | Tags :

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 :

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 the original paint and very old. 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: $195

2019-May-28 01:32pm 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 :

Miniature horse

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

Price: 150 Free Shipping!

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: $195

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

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