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 prefer to be paid by check or money order. 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.

Squeak Toy Dove

Here is an early German or Pennsylvania composition squeak toy dove in original paint. It measures 4 1/2" long by 4 3/4" high. It has leather bellows and it still squeaks!

Price: $285 free shipping

2020-Sep-13 03:28pm EDT | Tags :

Early Steiff Cat

This tiny Steiff cat is only 5 inches long, including the tail, and is 3 inches tall. It has glass eyes and the original button in the ear. It is in excellent condition with only light wear.

Price: $135

2020-Sep-10 08:56am EDT | Tags :

Splint Egg Basket

Here is a Pennsylvania woven splint egg basket in a melon form with God's Eye ends. It has a bentwood handle with a bentwood wrapped rim. The dimensions are 10 1/2" x 10 3/4" x 9 1/4" high. It is in very good condition, with a minor break in one splint on side and one on the God's Eye.

Price: $110

2020-Jul-28 07:19am EDT | Tags :

Squeak Toy Rooster

This Pennsylvania-German rooster squeak toy was made in Pennsylvania around 1850-1900, mostly in the Lancaster County area. This one is in nice original condition. It stands on wire legs which move when the bellows are pushed down. The squeaker also works. There is a paper written in German on the bottom. It stands 4 3/4"" high and is 2 3/4" long. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $235

2020-Jul-22 12:54pm EDT | Tags :

Pair of Wooden Candelabra

Here is a wonderful, early, carved pair of wooden candelabra. They stand an impressive 15 3/4" high x 12" wide, and retain their original mottled green, black, and yellow paint. They are light in weight, in spite of their size. They were purchased many years ago from The John Gordon Gallery in New York City, and retain the original gallery sticker on the base. I've had them in my collection for many years. They are wonderful objects for the Americana and folk art collector!

Price: $575

2020-Jun-08 07:11am EDT | Tags :

Small Quaker Sampler

This early Quaker marking sampler measures 7 3/4" x 5 7/8". There are sets of the alphabet and numbers in different scripts. There is also a deer and a duck. The frame is made of tin with a nice leaf decoration. The condition is excellent, with minor fading. There are no holes or foxing.

Price: $250

2020-Jun-08 06:54am EDT | Tags :

Edouart Silhouette

19th century silhouette of a gentleman - the Honorable Solorary Muller, signed, August Amant Edouart. fait 1839. It is in a very early, if not original, gilt frame which measures 12" x 10 1/2". It has been conservation mounted. The condition is excellent!.

Price: $750

2020-Jun-08 06:36am EDT | Tags :

Etruscan Majolica Creamer

This Etruscan Majolica creamer, in the "Wild Rose" pattern, was made by the Griffen, Smith, and Hill Company in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania between 1879 and 1889. It is 4 1/2" high and stamped GSH on the bottom. It also has a butterfly spout, which makes it more desirable. It is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.

Price: $75

2020-Apr-19 01:56pm EDT | 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: $100

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

Political Carvings

Here is a great pair of a carved donkey and elephant representing the Democratic and Republican political parties. They were carved and polychrome painted in 1931 by Fred Hull of North Carolina. They are both 4 1/2” tall. Included is a copy of a newspaper article with his obituary and information about his life. They are both initialed "FH" and dated '31. More photos are available if needed.

Price: $950

2020-Feb-27 08:20am EST | Tags :

Large Blue Bowl

Here is a 19th century wooden bowl with wonderful old indigo blue paint. You can see traces of an early red wash under the blue paint. There is a natural patina on the inside. The bowl is thick wood and heavy with no cracks or splits and a nice wide band around the top. It is out-of-round by 1 1/4 inches. The dimensions are 17 1/4" x 16" x 5 1/4" tall.

Price: $550

2020-Feb-02 12:22pm 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: $175

2019-Nov-21 02:00pm EST | 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 the original paint and very old. 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: $195

2019-May-28 01:32pm 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 :

Miniature horse

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

Price: $125 Free Shipping!

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: $195

2017-Oct-05 01:10pm EDT | Tags :

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