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!


Wax Angel Ornament

This German wax angel ornament is only 3 1/2" long. It has spun glass wings and a cloth skirt. It comes with it's original cardboard box and tissue paper. Excellent condition!

Price: $150

2018-Nov-30 10:40am EST | Tags :

Dark Red Belsnickle

This Belsnickle Candy Container is made of pressed cardboard in the early 20th century.He is holding his original tree. His beautiful face and beard are very detailed. The bottom is open where the candy was stored. He stands 9" tall. Excellent condition!

Price: $175

2018-Nov-30 10:19am 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 :

Blue Wooden Bowl

This original painted blue bowl is slightly out-of-round. It measures 12 5/8" to 13 1/4" in diameter and is 3 3/4" to 4" high. The early original paint is a nice dry blue. As you can see in the photos there is some wear to the paint. There are no cracks or repairs.

Price: $275

2018-Nov-23 01:41pm EST | Tags :

German Belsnickle

This red Belsnickle was made in Germany around 1920. It is made of composition. The bottom was once covered with paper and contained candy. He is in excellent condition. He is 8 inches tall.

Price: Sale Pending

2018-Nov-05 07:14pm 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 Prayer Rug

This colorful wool Prayer rug is 51" long x 31 1/4" wide. It is early 20th century and is in very good, clean condition.

Price: $300

2018-Oct-21 07:39pm 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 :

Painted tin watering can

Here is a beautiful, early, painted tin watering can in original blue, gold and black paint in a nice small size. It is 7" tall, including the handle, and 9" wide, including the spout and side handle. There is a stenciled gold spray on the top. It is in very good original condition with typical wear.

Price: $395

2018-Oct-07 09:26am EDT | Tags :

German Christening Box

This early German Christening box contains an envelope written in German which once held a certificate. The envelope is decorated with a dresden heart trimmed in white voile.

Price: SOLD

2018-Sep-23 10:28am 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 :

Dresden Candy Container Walnut

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.

Price: $85

2018-May-07 05:18pm EDT | Tags :

Brass candlesticks 11" tall

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.

Price: $100

2018-Apr-21 07:07pm 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 :

3 1/2" Wallpaper Box

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.

Price: $575

2018-Jan-12 02:09pm 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 :

Doll Cradle

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.

Price: $65

2018-Jan-04 04:38pm EST | Tags :

Clown Jack-in Box

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.

Price: $225

2018-Jan-04 04:28pm 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: SALE $675!

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 :

Blue Doll's Chair

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.

Price: $395

2017-Oct-10 03:28pm 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 :

Silhouette of young woman

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".

Price: $150

2017-Oct-08 01:26pm 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 SALE $100!

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 SALE $200

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 - Sale $125

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. It looks like it might have been glued at one time and the glue came loose. 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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