Nancy E Perna Antiques

Nancy Perna | 118 Summit Drive Phoenixville, PA 19460 | 610-506-3857 | nancyperna@comcast.net

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I have been collecting antiques for 40 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.


Carved Hearts Sugar Mold

Carved hearts sugar mold with 4 hearts. Two of them have carvings inside the heart, one of a heart, the other appears to be a branch. New England origin. There appears to be a coat of varnish on it. 24 3/4"h x 4 1/8"w x 1 5/8" thick. Excellent condition!

Price: SOLD!

2024-Feb-23 10:30am EST | Tags :

Early Carved Textile Stamp with Hearts

Early carved wooden textile stamp made from a single block of wood. What makes this piece special are the hearts! It measures 6" x 3 1/4" x 2". Excellent condition!

Price: $150

2024-Feb-18 11:06am EST | Tags :

19th c. Chip-Carved Busk

Nicely decorated chip- carved wooden busk with hearts and pinwheels. 12 1/4" x 2 3/4". Very good condition!

Price: SOLD!

2024-Feb-18 11:05am EST | Tags :

Small Oval Wallpaper Box

This oval wallpaper box is 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" tall. It was made in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania in the 19th century. There is a German newspaper pasted on the bottom. The condition is very good, with minimal wear.

Price: SOLD!

2024-Feb-18 11:05am EST | Tags :

Early Green Half-Basket

Nice early half-basket in original green paint. 9" x 4 3/4" x 9 3/4" tall. Excellent condition!

Price: $275 SALE $225!

2024-Feb-18 11:00am EST | Tags :

Early Painted Carrier

Here is an early, primitive carrier/tote in original taupe/cream colored paint. It has a wooden handle and 4 compartments with square nails and early screws. It is a very heavy piece! It weighs 4 lbs., unboxed! 18 3/4" long x 8" wide x 7 1/2" tall, including the handle. Excellent primitive condition! More photos available.

Price: $275 - SALE $225!

2024-Feb-18 11:00am EST | Tags :

Nantucket Basket

Here is a finely-woven Nantucket basket with a swing handle, wooden bottom and nice patina. It measures 11" x 11" x 7 1/4" tall, not including the handle. It is in excellent condition!

Price: $625

2024-Jan-08 11:00am EST | Tags :

18th c. Double Cup Iron Cruise Lamp

18th c. iron double cruise lamp, 8"tall with hanger hook, 4 3/4". Excellent condition!

Price: $235

2024-Jan-08 10:59am EST | Tags :

Small Staved Tub

This ca.1850 staved small tub is all original and in wonderful condition. The staves are tongue-in-groove constructed. The metal bands are securely fastened. It measures 7 1/2" wide x 3 1/4" tall. Natural aged patina.

Price: $195

2023-Dec-05 10:15am EST | Tags :

Tasting Spoon with Hearts

Carved and painted German or Scandinavian tasting spoon with hearts decoration. 7" long. Probably a wedding gift from groom to his bride.

Price: $95 sale $75!

2023-Nov-27 11:00am EST | Tags :

Small "1837" Sampler

Small sampler in old/original frame. Signed and dated "Elizabeth Salt. 1837". 8 3/4" x 7 3/4". Excellent condition except for some scuffs on frame.

Price: $265

2023-Nov-27 10:31am EST | Tags :

Tramp Art Comb Box

Antique folk art tramp art comb box ca.1900. Pennsylvania origin. Made from old cigar boxes. Horse heads, hearts, and trinkets attached with tiny nails. 11" x 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" deep. Very good condition. There are 2 age cracks on the back.

Price: $175 Sale $145!

2023-Nov-27 10:31am EST | Tags :

Vintage Rye Straw Trinket Basket w/ lid

Vintage heart -shaped trinket basket. It has a lid which opens to reveal a wallpapered or painted interior. The bottom also has the same design. 7 1/2" x 6 3/4" x 3" tall.

Price: $135

2023-Nov-27 10:30am EST | Tags :

Carved Wooden Fork

Carved wooden fork with geometric designs and carved edges. it is 14" long. Probably European. I love this form for displaying! A great piece of folk art!

Price: $110

2023-Nov-27 10:30am EST | Tags :

Antique Pottery Jug

Antique glazed pottery jug circa 1900. 7" tall x 5 1/2" wide. There are 6 holes on top and one hole on handle. I believe this might be called a puzzle jug. There are a few small chips on the glaze, as seen in photos. It is probably German or European origin.

Price: $135

2023-Nov-27 10:30am EST | Tags :

Yellow Painted Half Basket

Antique butterscotch- yellow half basket in original paint. 11"w x 5" wide x 9" tall, including handle. It is in excellent condition! No breaks! No missing splints!

Price: $495 Sale $400!

2023-Nov-27 10:30am EST | Tags :

6" Wide Taghkanic Basket

This nice small size Taghkanic basket is only 6" wide and 3 1/4" tall. It has a kicked-up bottom and a double crossed rim. There is one small missing splint on the rim. Otherwise, excellent condition.

Price: $295

2023-Nov-05 11:54am EST | Tags :

Large Bittersweet Pantry Box

Large bittersweet pantry box in beautiful. early, original paint. It measures 12 1/4" w. x 5 3/4" tall. It has square nails with early oxidation of nails on interior. There is a narrow 3 1/2"long strip missing on bottom edge and a one inch long strip from bottom of lid. It shows wonderful wear from age.

Price: $395

2023-Nov-05 10:46am EST | Tags :

Miniature Rye Straw Basket

Miniature rye straw basket on a round raised base. It measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 3" High. It is in mint condition.

Price: $95

2023-Oct-29 10:30am EDT | Tags :

18thc. Iron Double Betty Lamp

Early Iron double Betty lamp with initials "JB" on top. Nicely twisted hanger and hook. 13 1/2" long. Nice worn finish.

Price: $140

2023-Oct-29 10:30am EDT | Tags :

Red Riding Hood Bank

Here is a sweet little silver tin bank in the form of a basket with Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf on the top. There is a trap on the bottom but no key. It is marked DRGM and Made in Germany on the bottom.

Price: $125 Reduced $75!

2023-Sep-05 11:30am EDT | Tags :

Sailor's Seashell Shoe Pincushion

Sailor's seashell pincushion in the form of a shoe. The cushioned top lid lifts up to reveal a compartment for trinkets. There is a fishing scene on the back of the shoe. it is 6 inches long. No missing shells!

Price: $95 Reduced $75!

2023-Sep-05 11:30am EDT | Tags :

Early Red Trencher

Very early hand-hewn trencher in a beautiful red wash/stain. 17 1/4" x 9 1/2" x 3 1/4" high. There is a small chip on one end. Otherwise, very nice early condition!

Price: $225

2023-Aug-18 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Miniature Toleware Basket

This beautiful small toleware basket measures 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" x 1 7/8" tall. On the underside there is the name of either the maker or the owner and the name of the town, Watertown, Mass. painted on it. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $95

2023-Aug-18 08:35am EDT | Tags :

Strawberry Fruit Bank

Large strawberry fruit bank. 5 1/2" long x 3 1/2" wide. Very good condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs.

Price: $195 Reduced $125!

2023-Jul-14 11:25am EDT | Tags :

Carved Wooden Ladle

Wooden ladle, 6 1/4" tall, with intricate, delicate carving in the handle. It is probably Scandinavian or German.

Price: $115 Reduced $75!

2023-Jul-14 09:58am EDT | Tags :

PA Tulip Butterprint

19th c. Pennsylvania tulip butterprint. 3 1/2" diameter x 3 3/4" tall, including handle. Excellent condition!

Price: $335

2023-Jul-10 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Small Carved Pantry Box

Here is a sweet, profusely carved pantry box with mostly pinwheels on top and sides and also other objects. It appears to have a deep red paint which has faded to a dark brown. It is sewn on the sides and has one finger on the lid. It has early tiny square nails. I believe it is either German or Scandinavian. 4 3/4" wide x 3" high. Very good condition with a small strip off the bottom of the lid, which doesn't detract from the beauty of the box.

Price: $395 Reduced $300!

2023-Jul-10 09:58am EDT | Tags :

Hinged Strawberry Butter Mold

Hinged wooden butter mold with strawberry and leaves carving. 10 1/4" x 5" x 2 1/2" thick. Excellent original condition!

Price: $195

2023-Jul-01 12:05pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature Wooden Bucket

Miniature wooden bucket carved from a single piece of wood. Amish origin. The name "MILLER" is carved on the bucket. 2 1/4" tall x 1 3/4" wide. Excellent condition!

Price: $175

2023-Jun-24 10:29am EDT | Tags :

Small Fluffy Ram

Here is a very nice fluffy ram with horns on stick legs. It has a ribbon with a bell around it's neck. Glass eyes. 4" long x 4" tall. The fur is a little worn and dirty and one back leg is a little loose. All original.

Price: $145

2023-Jun-10 11:32am EDT | Tags :

19thc. Springerle Board

19thc. wooden Springerle cookie board with 6 different carved images. German or PA Dutch. 7 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 3/4" thick. It has a hook for hanging. Excellent condition.

Price: $115 Reduced $90

2023-Jun-01 10:28am EDT | Tags :

Early Carved Cookie Board

Long (26 3/4") German or Pennsylvania Dutch cookie board with 16 carved images of people, animals, plants, and windmill. It is 5" wide and 1" thick. There is a hook for hanging and a 5" crack at the top. I used 2 photos to show the images up close.

Price: $150 Reduced $100!

2023-Jun-01 10:28am EDT | Tags :

Walnut Burl Bowl

Walnut burl bowl, early 19th century. It has its original dry, smooth surface. It measures 7 1/4" x 7" x 2 3/4" high, out of round. It's in excellent condition with normal age wear.

Price: $350

2023-Jun-01 10:27am EDT | Tags :

Taghkanic Basket w/Swing Handle

19th c. swing-handled Taghkanic basket from upstate New York. 10 3/4" x 10 1/4" x 6 1/2"tall. These baskets are highly sought-after because of their sturdy construction and workmanship. This basket is in very good condition with only one broken splint on the rim. which is hardly noticeable. The handles have a few cracks in them but are very sturdy. More photos available.

Price: $375 Reduced $275!

2023-Jun-01 10:27am EDT | Tags :

Small "Striper" Creampot

This stoneware "striper" is 6 1/2" tall and 6" wide at the top. The nice small size makes this more desirable. It was made in western Pennsylvania. The condition is excellent except for a few tiny "in-the-making" pops and an "in-the-making" gouge on the bottom which cannot be seen when displayed.

Price: $600

2023-Mar-27 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Chippendale Document Box

19th c. Chippendale dovetailed document box in original grain painted decoration. It has a brass handle and lock with original key. It is 9" long x 6" wide X 4 1/2" tall. A beautiful box!

Price: $450

2023-Feb-15 10:00am EST | Tags :

Grain Paint-decorated Oval Shaker Box

19th c. oval Shaker box in original brown grain painted surface with gold swirls around the edge of the lid and along the bottom of the box. It measures 6 1/8" wide by 4 1/2" high. It is in excellent condition!

Price: $250

2023-Feb-01 10:03am EST | Tags :

Swing Handle Basket

Here is a beautiful early swing-handle basket. It has a double-wrapped rim, kicked-up bottom, and early square nails on the wooden handle, which is attached to wooden loops on each end. The basket is in excellent condition with no breaks. There are a few small dark stains as shown on the photos - nothing significant. The basket measures 12" across and 8 3/4" high, not including the handle.

Price: $200

2022-Nov-02 10:02am EDT | Tags :

Rainbow Spatterware Plate

Large Rainbow Spatterware plate 10 1/2" diameter. There are 3 small barely visible light stains. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. No chips cracks, or repairs. The white spots are from glare.

Price: $200

2022-May-05 09:07am EDT | Tags :

19th Century Miniature Trinket Box

This is a miniature size (4"w x 2 3/4"h) wooden continental dome lid trinket box made for the American market. It is decorated in polychrome paint with houses and trees. It is all original, including hasp and hinges. The condition is excellent with typical wear to some surface areas.

Price: $375

2021-Jan-17 10:24am EST | Tags :


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