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!

Black Doll

6 3/4 inch black papier mache Mammy doll in original clothing. The doll is in excellent condition with typical fading of clothing due to age. Legs and arms move freely.

Price: $195

2018-Feb-11 12:05pm EST | Tags :

Wooden Squeak Toy

This is a wooden chicken coop squeak toy with a felt covered composition rooster in a house and a sitting hen on either side of the house. The squeaker works when the door is opened but it does not squeak. It is 11 1/2" long x 3 3/4" wide x 5" tall. It is in excellent condition. It is marked "Germany" on the bottom.

Price: $135

2018-Feb-07 01:05pm EST | Tags :

Cup Plate

Blue and white transferware cup plate. 3 3/4". Excellent condition!

Price: $50

2018-Feb-07 01:01pm EST | Tags :

Miniature print of children

Miniature framed print of 4 small girls and bunny playing in the grass. It is 5 5/8" x 4 3/4" in blue frame.

Price: $70

2018-Jan-30 12:56pm EST | Tags :

Basket on base

This splint basket is 15" x 10 3/4" x 15 1/2" tall. It is in excellent condition except for a few broken weavers around circular base.

Price: $110 Free Shipping

2018-Jan-30 12:48pm EST | Tags :

Wooden Compote

Wooden compote on pedestal. It is 11 3/8" in diameter and 8 1/4" tall. It is in very good condition with typical wear for it's age.

Price: $150

2018-Jan-23 04:20am EST | 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: $450

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

Splint Gathering Basket

This is an unusual oval gathering basket with traces of original white paint. It is 17" long x 13 1/4" wide x 11 1/2" high. It has 2 wooden strips on the bottom as a base. The handle wraps all the way around the bottom of the basket. It is in good, sturdy condition.

Price: $125 - Free Shipping!

2018-Jan-21 12:40pm EST | Tags :

2 Velvet Pears

2 early velvet pears pincushions, 19th century. The one on the top has reddish- orange hues and is 4 1/4" long. There are 2 small repairs to the top. It is in a sturdy condition. The price is $75. The one on the bottom is 4 1/2" long and is a darker reddish-brown with a small early repair to top. It also has several pins in it. The condition is very good. The price is $125.

Price: $75-on top, $125-on bottom

2018-Jan-21 12:27pm EST | Tags :

7 1/4" Stoneware Jar

Nice small size 7 1/4" stoneware jar with cobalt flowers around top. There is some crazing and in-the-firing pops and a few faint 1/4"hairlines on rim. There are no cracks.

Price: $95

2018-Jan-12 02:16pm EST | Tags :

3 1/2" Wallpaper Box

3 1/2" oval wallpaper box with United States Journal New York newspaper, dated June 1, 1853, lining box and lid. The condition is very good.

Price: $575

2018-Jan-12 02:09pm EST | Tags :

Round Wallpaper Box

6" diameter round wallpaper box. The top has some stains and there are some stitching repairs around lid and bottom. Otherwise, good condition.

Price: $75 - Free shipping!

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

Doll Cradle

19th century wooden doll cradle with nice cut-outs. It measures 18" long x 7" wide. There is an old repair to the top of the back piece, but it doesn't detract from it. It is also dovetailed.

Price: $65

2018-Jan-04 04:38pm EST | Tags :

Clown Jack-in Box

Early jack-in-box with composition head and cloth shirt. The box is covered in paper decorated with cherries and green leaves. The bottom of the box is marked "Germany." It has the original latch. The original sale sticker is also on the bottom, which has the stores name and price of 50c on it. 5 1/2" high x 5" square. Excellent condition.

Price: $225

2018-Jan-04 04:28pm EST | Tags :

Miniature Slide-lid Box

Early wooden slide-lid miniature candle box in original red paint with notched lid. Dimensions are 4" long x 1 7/8" wide x 1 7/8" high. It looks like it was carved from a single piece of wood. It is in very good condition with only a small sliver missing around top. I had it in my personal collection for many years.

Price: $675

2018-Jan-01 03:45pm EST | Tags :

Small Woven Basket

Small woven basket with "God's Eye" ends and 2 red stripes. 7 inches in diameter and 7 inches high, including handle. Excellent condition.

Price: $195

2018-Jan-01 03:40pm EST | Tags :

Dutch painting

Very early Dutch oil on canvas painting of sheep and shepherdess, signed "EVL". The gilt frame measures 11 3/4" x 9 3/4". The sight size is 6 1/2" x 4 1/4". On the back of canvas is some writing which I can't make out. See photos.

Price: $375

2017-Nov-22 04:12am EST | Tags :

Watercolor of young girl

Watercolor on paper of young girl on oval insert in black frame. 5" x 4 3/8". Excellent condition.

Price: $350

2017-Oct-27 05:34pm EDT | 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: $895 Reduced!

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

Doll Cupboard

Doll cupboard with attached mirror, 22 3/4" high, including mirror, 12 3/4" wide, 7" deep. It has 2 doors, one drawer, original glass mirror, white knobs, and a shelf inside. It was made of cigar boxes. Very good condition.

Price: 295 - Sale $200!

2017-Oct-12 08:01pm 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 :

Blue Doll's Chair

Blue painted doll's chair, 13 1/4" high. Seat is 5 3/4" from floor. It appears the chair was originally painted blue and had a later cream paint which was scraped off. Some of the cream color is still there. It is very sturdy and in excellent condition.

Price: $395

2017-Oct-10 03:28pm EDT | Tags :

Shaker boxes

3 Shaker boxes, sold separately. Smallest is 3 1/2"," E.V. Carter" in pencil written on top. The middle one has a red stain and is 4 1/2" and has a small piece of damage to bottom of lid. The largest one is 6 3/8" with a shaker nail attached to a note that says the nail is from a Shaker Community in Hancock, Massachusetts. Excellent condition.

Price: Smallest - $65, medium -SOLD, largest - $95

2017-Oct-10 03:06pm EDT | Tags :

Silhouette of gentleman

Silhouette of gentleman with pony tail in gilt frame. 5" x 6". Thymol- treated, de-acidified in a UV protected glass. Good condition with a few small tears.

Price: $110

2017-Oct-08 02:00pm EDT | Tags :

Silhouette of young woman

Hollow-cut silhouette of young woman in gilt frame. There is a note on the back. " Elisabeth Raylman Search, 1810 - 1900, maternal great-grandmother." It is stamped " William C. Blood, Inc., 42 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA." There is some foxing and a few tears. 6 3/8" x 5 3/8".

Price: $150

2017-Oct-08 01:26pm EDT | Tags :

Squeak toy dove

I’m not quite sure what kind of bird this is , but to me it looks like a dove. The beak is kind of small. The bellows have been replaced as many of them get brittle over time. The squeaker works. It measures 4 1/2” x 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” high. Very good condition.

Price: $250 - Sale $195

2017-Oct-08 12:20pm EDT | Tags :

Child's Windsor chair

Child-size duck-bill Windsor chair ca.1800-1820. Legs are mortised through seat. Rod-back and legs have bamboo turnings. It is 26 1/4" high. The seat is 12" from floor. It is in excellent, sturdy condition.

Price: $250

2017-Oct-08 11:43am EDT | Tags :

Bird Squeak Toy

Squeak toy bird-on-branch with wire legs. Nest has 2 eggs. It does not squeak, but is in excellent condition. 3 14" x 2 1/4" x 4 1/2" high.

Price: $295

2017-Oct-08 06:36am EDT | Tags :

Miniature horse

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

Price: 150 - Sale $125

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

Velvet Rooster

Velvet rooster on wire legs, probably made in Lancaster County, PA, 19th century. It is nicely theorem- decorated with glass eyes. It is 4 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" long. One leg is a little loose but secure. It looks like it might have been glued at one time and the glue came loose. Otherwise, excellent condition.

Price: $575

2017-Oct-06 08:05am 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: 395 - Sale $325!!

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 :

Soap Circus Ark

Lithographed Soap Circus Ark with original soap inside top. Marked "Made in Germany". Excellent condition.

Price: $250

2017-Oct-05 12:42pm EDT | Tags :

Beaded purse

Indian beaded purse dated 1907. Excellent condition.

Price: 295 Sale $200

2017-Oct-05 06:53am EDT | Tags :

Small PA tole box

Small PA tole box with berries and green leaves on white ground. All original paint and decoration, with wear consistent with age. One hinge in back is broken, but it still opens nicely. 4" x 2 3/4"

Price: $125.

2017-Oct-05 06:22am EDT | Tags :

PA tole box

PA tole box with red and green leaves. All original japanned paint,hasp and handle. Nice small size, 61/2" long, 3" deep. Some wear, mostly on bottom front and some on sides. Does not detract from the beauty or decoration.

Price: 295 - Sale $250!

2017-Oct-05 06:10am EDT | Tags :

Rooter candy container

Rooster candy container made of felt, feathers, lithographed cardboard, and wood. It is probably German. The condition is excellent.

Price: $150 - Reduced!

2017-Oct-04 01:46pm EDT | Tags :

Wallpaper box

Rectangular wallpaper box with lid. 91/4 x 41/2 inches. Old U.S. newspaper on bottom. Wear to edges. Otherwise good condition.

Price: $250

2017-Oct-04 12:38pm EDT | Tags :

Nut Head Doll

Hand- made Nut head doll with hand-sewn dress, apron, slip and pantaloons. Straw hat with off-white trim. Small stain on apron. No tears. 7 1/2".

Price: $95

2017-Oct-04 12:28pm EDT | Tags :

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