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 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!


Miniature single-candle mold

This single -candle mold is only 4 1/2" high. These single miniature molds are hard to find. This would make a nice addition to a miniature collection! The condition is excellent!

Price: SOLD

2019-Apr-16 07:01pm 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: $125

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 :

Steiff Bunny

Steiff bunny with button in ear. 7 inches long. The head turns. Glass eyes. Very good condition with typical wear.

Price: $395

2019-Mar-27 06:14am EDT | Tags :

Stoneware Presentation Jug

This salt glazed stoneware jug with incised lettering was probably made by the Remmey Pottery in Philadelphia. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines. There are a few in-the-making areas of discoloration and glaze rubs and 2 tiny pings which occurred during the firing. It is 9 1/2 inches high.

Price: $850

2019-Feb-10 03:39pm EST | Tags :

Small Basket

This small buttocks basket is only 6 inches wide. It has God’s eye ends and is in very good condition. It has a few small breaks that are barely noticeable.

Price: $85

2019-Feb-10 03:34pm EST | Tags :

Miniature Shaker Box

This tiny fingered oval Shaker box is only 3 1/2 inches wide. The lid is signed in pencil, E V Carter. It is in excellent condition except for a tiny area on the bottom of a finger that is worn off. It does not detract from the box.

Price: $95

2019-Feb-10 03:27pm EST | 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: $295

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

Tin Penny Toy Bread Box Bank

This little tin bread box penny toy only measures 1 3/4' x 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". It has a slot on top where pennies are inserted and a lid that flips up to retrieve coins. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $110

2019-Jan-14 08:46am 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: $85

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 :

Blue- Painted Rye Straw Basket

This rye straw basket has the original dry blue paint with a white and yellow decoration on the front. The basket is in excellent, sturdy condition. It measures 12" in diameter and is 3 3/4" high. A rare find!

Price: $725

2018-Nov-23 01:50pm 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 :

Mutt and Jeff Still Bank

This iron still bank is 5 inches tall and is all original. The paint is red, gold, brown and black. It is in very good condition.

Price: $90

2018-Sep-22 12:21pm 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: $125

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 :

Wax Sealer crock

Parkersburg, WV wax sealer crock. This crock is signed A.P. Donaghho, W.V. It is 8" tall on one side and 8 1/4" on the other. There is a makers mark on the rim. The crock is in very good condition with a small chip on edge of base which is unnoticeable unless you tilt it. It may have been in the making. There are no other chips or cracks.

Price: $115

2018-Jul-31 08:05pm 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: $335

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 :

Painting of Cat

This painting is an oil on board of a cat in a boot. I believe it is in the original frame. The dimensions are 17 3/4" wide x 17" high. The sight size is 12' x 12". The painting is in very good condition. I had the painting professionally cleaned and had a few scratches restored.

Price: $395

2018-Mar-19 07:44pm 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 :

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

2018-Jan-12 02:02pm 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: $850

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 :

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 :

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: $175

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

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. 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: $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 :

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: $150

2017-Oct-05 06:53am 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

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 :


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