Nancy E Perna Antiques

Nancy Perna | 118 Summit Drive Phoenixville, PA 19460 | 610-506-3857 |



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.

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 :

Daniel Strawser Bird Tree Dated 1972

15" tall folk art bird tree made by Daniel Strawser of Pennsylvania. It is initialed and dated "D-BS '72 PA" on the bottom. The B stands for his wife, who often did the painting of the birds. There are 2 repaired breaks on the branches. More photos available.

Price: $200

2023-Mar-27 11:00am 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

2023-Mar-26 02:17pm EDT | Tags :

Carved wooden Spoon with Heart

Late 19th c. early 20th c. carved wooden spoon. 6" long. Probably German or Scandinavian.

Price: $115

2023-Mar-26 02:08pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature Cookie Board

Miniature cookie board. 4 1/8" x 1 1/2". Ca 1900. Excellent condition!

Price: $110

2023-Mar-26 11:22am 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 Sale $300

2023-Mar-22 06:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Brown Bowl

Very Early wooden lathe-turned bowl in early, original brown paint. The bowl shows typical wear for its early age. There is writing on the outside which reads "From Nana Queen 1939. It was probably given to a family member as an heirloom. It measures 12 1/4" x 12" x 3 1/4" high. This bowl has a lot of character!

Price: $195

2023-Mar-22 10:15am EDT | Tags :

Wooden Clothes Brush Signed and Dated

Very unusual wooden clothes brush signed and dated 184? I can't quite make out the last number in the date. It is signed, but the first name is rubbed out. The last name looks like" Schtenile". The brush is curved, and on the bristle side there are light and dark bristles forming the letters YZARDO, but the last 2 letters could be something else. It is 7 7/8" long.

Price: $150

2023-Mar-22 10:10am EDT | Tags :

Early Whisk Broom with Carved Dog's Head

Here is an unusual whisk broom with a carved dog's head. It is 10 inches long. The dog has glass eyes and is attached with tiny brass nails. It has it's original wire, but had more wire added later.

Price: $115

2023-Mar-22 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Double-Sided Butterprint

Double-sided butter print, 3 3/8" wide. It appears that the carving may be of tulips, or they may be something else. It is in excellent condition!

Price: $100 reduced $70

2023-Mar-22 09:59am EDT | Tags :

Large Swing Handle Basket

Large splint swing handled basket. 13 3/4"wide x 9 1/4" tall without the handle. There are no missing splints, just a few cracks in weavers on the bottom. The handle loops are a little loose. It is probably Taghkanic.

Price: SOLD!

2023-Mar-22 09:58am EDT | Tags :

Early Blue Decorated Pantry Box

Here is an early primitive blue painted pantry box with an orange lid. It is 7 3/4" wide and 3 1/2" tall. The box shows typical wear with the top showing a worn painted circle with a cross. It has copper tacks. There is a small chip on the bottom of the lap joint. The last photo is the bottom of the box. A very nice addition to an early pantry box collection!

Price: $195

2023-Mar-05 01:20pm EST | Tags :

Wooden Breadboard and Knife

Here is a beautiful maple carved wooden breadboard along with a tiger maple knife. Both pieces have "Bread" carved on them. The knife is signed Sheffield on the blade. There is a small burn mark on the back edge of the board.

Price: $225

2023-Mar-05 01:00pm EST | 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 :

Carved Wooden Ladle

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

Price: $115

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

19th c. 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 :

Miniature Toleware Bucket and Sprinkling Can

Miniature painted tole bucket and sprinkling can. Original paint and condition. The bucket is 3" tall, not including the swing handle. The sprinkling can is 4 1/2" tall. Both are in excellent condition with typical wear. Late 19th, early 20th century.

Price: $175

2023-Jan-28 11:27am EST | 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: $450

2023-Jan-23 10:02am EST | Tags :

George Brown Tin Canister

19th century tin canister with "A Present" stenciled on the front. There is some wear, and the side seam is separated a little at the top. This does not affect the lid that fits on top. It measures 3 1/2" wide and 3 1/4" tall. A nice early tin piece!

Price: $75

2022-Nov-28 09:59am 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: $225

2022-Nov-02 10:02am 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

2022-Nov-02 10:02am 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

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

Small Walnut Basket

!9th, early 20th c. walnut splint basket with criss-cross banding around the rim. Excellent condition. No breaks. Nice small size. 7" wide x 5" tall.

Price: $75

2022-Oct-18 10:00am EDT | Tags :

8 Wooden Balls

Here are 8 painted wooden balls, probably used as croquet balls or for other outdoor sports. . The 3 larger ones are 3 1/2" wide. The smaller ones are about 3 inches. They are in very good condition with typical wear from use. As you see, I have used them in a painted wooden bowl.

Price: $100

2022-Sep-15 09:30am EDT | Tags :

8" Painted Bench

Original red and black painted bench only 8" long, 3 1/4" wide, and 3 3/4" high. I believe it was made in the early 20th century and the paint is also old. It has tiny nails and shows typical wear. It would look great on the top of a stack of benches!

Price: $95

2022-Sep-15 09:30am 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

2022-Sep-15 09:30am EDT | Tags :

Redware Orange Fruit Bank

19th C. Redware orange fruit bank with great texture. Excellent condition. No chips, cracks, or repairs. 3” tall x 3 1/4” wide.

Price: $145

2022-Sep-15 09:30am EDT | Tags :

Wire Basket

Twisted and wrapped wire basket with 5 early red rag balls. Basket is 9" diameter and 6" high. Balls are from 4" to 3" diameter. May be sold separately. Basket $85. Balls-Sold.

Price: $85 for Basket

2022-Aug-29 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Miniature Indian Basket

This very small decorated Indian basket is only 5"long x 3 1/2" wide x 3" tall, including the handle. It is in very good condition with 3 barely noticeable breaks around the rim.

Price: $125

2022-Jul-09 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Small Indian Basket

This beautifully decorated and colorful basket is only 6 1/4" long x 4 3/4" wide x 2 1/2" high. It has green, black, and red stripes. There are 3 missing loops on one end of the basket rim. Otherwise, very good condition.

Price: $75

2022-Jul-09 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Red and Green Redware Apple Bank

19th century red and green Redware apple bank. 3" tall x 3 1/4" wide. It has a long tight crack with a small hole on the side. Very colorful!

Price: $50

2022-Jun-04 11:31am 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 :

Redware Mush Mug

Very nice Redware mush mug in a brown glaze. It measures 3 1/2" high x 4 1/2" wide. There are 2 very small rim chips.

Price: $95 Sale $75

2022-Mar-24 02:15pm EDT | Tags :

Rooster and Chicks Squeaker

Squeak toy chickens and yard. When door opens rooster emerges. Squeaker works, but is very faint. There are 2 chickens, one on either side of rooster house. Stamped "Germany." Excellent condition.

Price: $115

2022-Mar-12 11:00am EST | 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 :

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: $115

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

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