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!


Chalkware Santa

This unusual Santa was made in Germany around 1940-1950. It was a candy container which still has it's paper attached to the bottom. It is marked "Made in Germany".

Price: $110 Free Shipping

2019-Dec-07 06:47pm EST | Tags :

Folk Art Rag Doll

This great little folk art rag doll is 9 1/2" tall, including the hat. She has a stitched mouth and eyes and a sculpted nose. All the clothes are hand stitched and sewn onto the doll. Her wig is also stitched on. There is a slip and pantaloons under her skirt. She is hard stuffed.

Price: $195

2019-Nov-21 02:00pm EST | Tags :

American Sampler

This American folky sampler is stitched on linen and dated 1849 by Ann Brown. It has a house, letters, alphabet, bird, and dogs. It was placed in a nice gilt frame and has a cardboard back. It is 11" x 9".

Price: $320

2019-Nov-21 01:50pm EST | Tags :

Goat Candy Container

Here is an unusual cotton batting goat candy container with glass eyes. It has a removable head. It measures 5 3/4" long and is 4 1/2" high. There is an old re-glue to one back leg.

Price: $150 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-21 06:31am EST | Tags :

Blue Wooden Bowl

Here is a beautiful 19th century blue wooden bowl in original blue paint. It has a nice wide rim and a slightly raised base. It is out of round and measures 10" x 11" x 2 1/4" high. It has typical wear with age. No cracks.

Price: $295 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-21 06:06am EST | Tags :

Belsnickle Candy Container

This deep red German belsnickle was made in Germany around 1920. It is made of cardboard which was painted and stapled together. Candy was inserted into the tube and was closed with a paper on the bottom, which was torn off when candy was retrieved. It retains the original tree. He has a very beautiful, detailed face and beard, The condition is excellent.

Price: $175 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-17 12:08pm EST | Tags :

Yellow Wooden Bowl

This 19th century yellow bowl is a nice out-of -round size of 13" x 12" x 3 1/4". It has a nice rim with a small 1/2" repaired crack and another very tight crack on the rim. It shows typical wear for it's age. The paint is original.

Price: $250 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-17 10:47am EST | Tags :

2 Mini Tin Items

One of these items is a tiny skill toy of two cats and a silver mouse which you move around and try to get it into the mousetrap. The other tim item is a miniature soap dish with a black boy in the center. Both pieces are very unusual. The cat toy is $50 Free Shipping. Soap dish was sold.

Price: $50 for toy. Soap dish Sold

2019-Nov-10 10:30am EST | Tags :

German Hess Penny Toy Train

This little Hess penny toy train is marked 100, J.L.H. The engine is 4" long and each car is 2 1/4" long. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $150 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-10 10:11am EST | Tags :

Dollhouse Hooked Rug

This miniature dollhouse rug is 6 1/4" x 4 3/8". It is very colorful and is in excellent condition.

Price: Sold

2019-Nov-10 10:10am EST | Tags :

Sheep on Wheeled Platform

This nice early sheep is on a wheeled platform which is 8 3/4" long and is 7 1/2" tall. It has green glass eyes, a papier mache face, and wooden legs. It is in all original condition with normal wear.

Price: SOLD

2019-Nov-09 09:17am EST | Tags :

18th Century Candle Snuffer

Here is an 18th Century iron candle snuffer with original early nail hinge. It is 6 inches long and in all original condition.

Price: $65 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-09 09:12am EST | Tags :

Wooden Shoe Pincushion

Here is an early painted wooden shoe pincushion with heel. It has some gold decoration representing the buttons and clasps. It's in very good condition.

Price: $85

2019-Nov-09 09:04am EST | Tags :

Shiny Brite Stables

Here is an original box of Shiny Brite Christmas stables ornaments made of glittered wood, each containing a different scene. Each item is made of celluloid. There is a Santa, a Santa and sleigh, a reindeer, and a child and a lamb. The box measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/2". The box has some repaired tears and is fragile. It is marked "Japan".

Price: 65 Sale $50

2019-Oct-13 01:08pm EDT | Tags :

German Christening Box

Here is a small box (4 3/4" x 3 1/4") containing a tiny wax baby lying on a beautiful voile bed trimmed in gold Dresden and tiny roses. Inside the envelope, which is attached to the back, is a German manuscript with the baby's name, dated 1895.

Price: $95

2019-Oct-13 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Horse on Platform

Here is a felt covered pull-toy dapple gray horse on a red wheeled platform. It has glass eyes, a rabbit fur mane, and leather and dresden trim. The bottom is marked "Germany" as shown on the last photo. It measures 11" long and 10 1/4" high. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $395

2019-Oct-04 12:21pm EDT | Tags :

Early Shaker Box

This Shaker box is late 18th early 19th century. It has early rosehead nails and square tacks. There are 3 fingers and a nice patina on it. It measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 3 3/4" high. The condition is excellent with only a slight separation where the bottom nail is.

Price: $295 Free Shipping

2019-Sep-15 06:34pm EDT | Tags :

Early Jack-in-Box

This early (circa1900-1920) jack-in-box is made of wood, covered with lithographed paper of various toys. The clown is is excellent condition and the box is very good with a few faint stains on the back. There is a piece of tape on the underside of the lid to keep the lid from further tearing. It is probably German in origin. 4 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" wide.

Price: $185

2019-Aug-26 11:32am EDT | Tags :

Early Greiner Doll Dress

This early Greiner or paper mache doll dress is very finely hand-stitched. It would fit a large doll or small child. It is 19" long, 10" across waist, and 11" from sleeve to sleeve across the shoulder. It has a row of fabric-covered buttons down the back. The dress is made of cotton and has a brown print on a cream ground. There is some fading, especially on the top front. There are a few tiny holes in the back on the skirt which are barely noticeable with the pleats. The dress is in very good, sturdy condition.

Price: $75

2019-Jul-28 12:25pm EDT | Tags :

Doll Skirt and Top

This doll skirt and top is made of a silk brocade fabric with accordian pleats and trimmed with red and green flowers with blue accents. It also includes an apron which is also pleated. This set would fit a small doll about 10-12 inches tall. The skirt is 6 1/2" long. The waist is 3" across the front. The top is 3 1/2" long, 2 1/2" across the shoulders. Both the top and skirt are lined.

Price: $65

2019-Jul-27 07:35pm EDT | Tags :

Red Print Doll Dress

This cotton toile print doll dress is all hand-stitched with 3 red buttons in front and lace around the sleeves and neck. It is 14 1/2" long, 5" shoulder to shoulder, and 7" across the front of waist. There are a few areas on dress which are a little darkened and an area on the bodice that is a little faded. Otherwise, the dress is in good condition.

Price: $75

2019-Jul-23 01:19pm EDT | Tags :

Stoneware Lid

This brushed cobalt crock lid is 8 3/4" in diameter. It is in excellent condition with only 2 minor chips to the underside rim on back. It is very unusual to find a lid in such good condition!

Price: $195

2019-Jun-09 09:25am EDT | Tags :

Red Painted Basket

Here is a nice early splint egg basket in early red paint. I don’t believe the paint is as old as the basket, but it is early. The basket measures about 9 1/2” long and 7” wide and 8” tall, including the handle. There are a few minor breaks which don’t detract from the beauty of the basket.

Price: $200

2019-May-28 01:32pm 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 :

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 :

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: $85

2018-Aug-13 04:57pm 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 :

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 which doesn't affect his stance. Horse is 10 1/2" tall and 12" long.

Price: Sale $145

2017-Oct-05 12:52pm EDT | Tags :


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