Nancy E Perna Antiques
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, but will also take PayPal Friends and Family. 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.
German Santa with rabbit fur beard and mustache, wearing a long red coat and hat trimmed in white and holding a feather tree. He stands 12 inches tall. He has a long tube candy container which comes apart at the base. He is all original and in excellent condition!
This belsnickle candy container is made of cardboard. It has a red coat trimmed in gold. It is 9 inches tall. The open bottom at one time was covered with paper and held candy. The face and beard are very detailed. Excellent condition.
Here is an original box of 4 Shiny Brite Christmas stable ornaments. Each one has a different celluloid item inside. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Here is a very nice braided mat in black, red, tan, yellow, and blue. It is 14 inches in diameter and 1/4" thick. It can be used as a table mat or on a chair. It is in excellent condition with minimal fading on the top side.
Here is a wonderful metal Christmas fence! There are 20 fence sections, each 10" long, 24 red posts, each 5 1/2" high, and 4 gate sections. There is a cardboard original box dated Dec. 21, 1926 folded up along with the fence. The box measures 11" x 6". The box is marked "Sectional Toy Fence, S&G Novelties, S&G Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA."
Twig fence can be used around a small feather tree or as a small barnyard for tiny animals. There are 4 sections, including 2 with gates. Each section is 7 1/4" long. Marked "Made in Germany."
Feather tree Christmas Tree fence in 6 sections. Each section is 10 inches long. One section has an arch. Made in Germany is stamped on bottom of each section. Very good condition with minimal shedding.
Ferdinand Strauss tin wind-up toy called "Tip Top" of a black porter pushing a cart. There is a key wind-up that works but needs a little oil to get the legs moving. There is a sticker inside the cart with a price of 50 cents on it. Early 20th century. Very good condition with only a few minor scratches.
German or Pennsylvania German large papier mache seated hen. Leather bellows. 19th century. Squeaker works, but is very quiet. Excellent condition!
German or Pennsylvania squeak toy rooster, late 19th century, papier mache, polychrome painted, on cloth bellows. 5" tall x 3 1/2" long. Excellent condition! Squeaker works!
Here is a nice early bowl in original blue paint. It is 10" x11" x 2 1/4" out of round. The condition is excellent!
Price: $285 plus shipping
Here is an early really sweet velvet cat pincushion in the shape of a purse which is all stitched shut. It was all hand- made around 1880-1900. The eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers are all hand embroidered. There is a 3/4 inch repair and a few areas where the fabric has worn thin, but it is still sturdy and displays very well. It is 5" x 3 1/4".
This miniature 3-legged inlaid walnut tea table is 4 3/4" high and 4 1/4" in diameter. It is beautifully crafted with 3 legs with ball ends. It is in excellent condition and displays well with the 2 decorated chairs.
Here is a nice pair of black painted miniature chairs with beautifully decorated floral crests and seats. One is 4 1/2" tall and the other is slightly taller at 4 3/4". When they are placed around the table it's not as noticeable. They are in excellent condition.
These 3 Dundee Marmalade jars are 4 1/2" tall and marked 1 pound. They were made by James Keiller & Son, London, England and Dundee Scotland. One is marked "Orange Marmalade" while the other two just say "Marmalade. They are very decorative and display well in a country kitchen. They are in excellent condition. One has a very small chip on the rim. One has some discoloration and roughness around the rim.
Price: $45 each or 3 for $120
This early 20th century pastry tin is very unusual with hearts, stars, ovals, and rectangles attached to it. It measures 13 3/4" x 9 1/2". It is in excellent condition with only minor rust on small areas.
Price: $350 Reduced to $250!
This colorful Amish pincushion is heavily stuffed with red and green on one side and red and black plaid on the other. It measures 4 inches square. It is in very good condition.
Price: $65 free shipping
Here is a sweet miniature doll chair in original Spanish brown paint. It has a rush seat. It measures 7 1/2" high to the top and 3 1/4" to the seat. It is in excellent condition.
Here is an early German or Pennsylvania composition squeak toy dove in original paint. It measures 4 1/2" long by 4 3/4" high. It has leather bellows and it still squeaks!
This tiny Steiff cat is only 5 inches long, including the tail, and is 3 inches tall. It has glass eyes and the original button in the ear. It is in excellent condition with only light wear.
Here is a Pennsylvania woven splint egg basket in a melon form with God's Eye ends. It has a bentwood handle with a bentwood wrapped rim. The dimensions are 10 1/2" x 10 3/4" x 9 1/4" high. It is in very good condition, with a minor break in one splint on side and one on the God's Eye.
This Pennsylvania-German rooster squeak toy was made in Pennsylvania around 1850-1900, mostly in the Lancaster County area. This one is in nice original condition. It stands on wire legs which move when the bellows are pushed down. The squeaker also works. There is a paper written in German on the bottom. It stands 4 3/4"" high and is 2 3/4" long. It is in excellent condition.
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!
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.
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!.
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.
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.
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: $550 Reduced to $475!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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