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 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!
This is a child's Shaker-type rocker with original splint seat. It is 22 1/4" high, 9" from floor to seat. There are bamboo turnings on back and front. Excellent condition with no breaks.
This doll size patchwork quilt is only 7 3/4" x 7 1/4" in size. It is all hand stitched and quilted with homespun backing. It is probably PA origin and is dated to late 19th to early 20th century. It has a nice blue border. The condition is excellent with no holes and only a few faint stains to border.
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.
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!
19th century Pin- Prick watercolor of young girl wearing red shoes seated on a bench. There is a floral and vine and willow boarder framing the image which is also pin-pricked. It appears the little girl is holding an ABC book. The frame is wood with gold insert. The frame size is 12 1/2" x 11 1/4". The sight size is 6 5/8" x 5 1/2". It is in excellent condition!
Early 2-piece wool coverlet in red, ivory, blue, and olive with 5-color fringe in navy, light blue, red, olive, and ivory. 76" x 96" which doesn't include fringe. There is a seam down center which indicates an early one. This coverlet is in excellent condition with no stains, holes, or repairs.
This tiny German Dresden cardboard candy container is 2 inches long. Inside is a tiny bisque doll with movable arms and legs with a crocheted vest, shirt, and skirt. The doll is 1 1/2 inch tall. The doll sits on a tiny satin pillow.
An early ca. 1840 toleware canister in original red flowers with green and yellow leaves. It is 6 inches high. It has expected wear, but the flower is in very good condition.
This red wall box with nice cut-outs is in it's original paint. It is 10 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches wide. It is made of nailed and glued construction.
Cloth topsy turvy Doll made around 1940-1950. It is 9 inches tall and is in excellent condition.
This Pennsylvania brown-painted doll's chair is 16 1/2" high. It has a floral crest and a floral spray on back in pink, red, green, and gold paint. There also are 3 buds on front of seat. The seat and leg turnings are accented in gold paint. It appears that the crest of the back may have been cut a little shorter at one time since the flowers are cut off at the bottom. However, it is a great little chair! It is in very good condition.
There is a pair of miniature (2 1/2") brass candlesticks and a three-arm brass candleabra (2 1/2"). The pair is $40, but if you take all 3 pieces they are $75.
Price: $40 for the pair, $75 all
These heavy brass candlesticks are 11" tall, ca. 1860. There is a push-up knob under the base. One has the knob missing, but it still works. They are in very good condition.
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.
Nice PA redware mold in very good condition. It is 9 inches in diameter. There are no cracks, just a few very minor chips along edge and some surface wear to bottom.
Price: $85 - Sale $50!
Please check all 3 photos for this listing. Donkey, Horse, and Cow. They all are 4 inches long and about 3 1/2" tall. All are marked "Germany."
Price: Donkey $75, Cow $75, Horse $95
This sheet iron hogscraper candlestick has a brass wedding band and a push-up lever. It is 8 inches tall. The chair hook is broken off which is fairly common with these early ones. Otherwise, it is in very good condition.
Price: $225 - Sale $195
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6" diameter round wallpaper box. The top has some stains and there are some stitching repairs around lid and bottom. Otherwise, good condition.
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.
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.
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.
Small woven basket with "God's Eye" ends and 2 red stripes. 7 inches in diameter and 7 inches high, including handle. Excellent condition.
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.
Watercolor on paper of young girl on oval insert in black frame. 5" x 4 3/8". Excellent condition.
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.
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: SALE $675!
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.
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.
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.
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 SOLD
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Miniature German cloth horse with great detail. Glass eyes. 3" long, 3" tall. Excellent condition.
Price: 150 - Sale $125
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.
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.
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.
Lithographed Soap Circus Ark with original soap inside top. Marked "Made in Germany". Excellent condition.
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"
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.
Rooster candy container made of felt, feathers, lithographed cardboard, and wood. It is probably German. The condition is excellent.
Rectangular wallpaper box with lid. 91/4 x 41/2 inches. Old U.S. newspaper on bottom. Wear to edges. Otherwise good condition.
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".
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