Connecticut Yankee Antiques

Donna Downes | 2371 Berkley Ave., Berkley, MI 48072 | 248-548-2873 |



I have been in the antiques business since 1982, am originally from Connecticut and now living in Michigan. My first love is Americana and country smalls and sell at Midwest shows and sometimes on ebay under ID ctyankee6. I travel to New England twice a year for choice antiques. I want you to be pleased with your purchase so additional photos of items upon request (prices below do not include shipping) I ship Priority Mail insured (USA sales only). I do offer returns within 3 days of receipt. Please email me first. I do not refund shipping costs. Michigan residents add 6% sales tax, or provide MI tax number. I accept checks (must hold until clear), money orders or Paypal (preferred). All offers considered. Thank you for visiting!!

Small Glass Apothecary Jar

Offering an early glass jar with original tin top. It is a molded jar with lots of air bubbles in the glass. 5-1/2" diameter x 7-1/2" tall. Fillers not included.

Price: $65.00

2020-Apr-04 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Victorian Reverse Foil Painting / Lemon Frame

Offering a sweet little foil painting of grapes and vines, reverse painted. Framed in original lemon gold frame. 12" x 10".

Price: $45.00

2020-Apr-04 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Tiny Shaker Pill Box

Offering a tiny bentwood pantry box or pill box purportedly made by Shaker hands. It has pegs and irregular iron nails. 2-1/8" diameter x 1-1/4" tall. Free shipping

Price: SOLD!

2020-Apr-03 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Paint Decorated Treen Jar

I love the painting of cherries and vines on the top and sides of this little turned treen jar. Measures 2" diameter x 2" tall. Free Shipping

Price: 48.00 Free Shipping

2020-Apr-03 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Tin Candle Lantern In Paint

Offering a small tin lantern with little feet, attached handle, working door, original glass and working closure. It has old but not original gold and black paint. Lots of wax residue but no candle cup. 4" square x 10-1/2" tall.

Price: 65.00 Sale Price: $45.00

2020-Apr-02 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Primitive Lot / $18 Each

Sale priced.... Metal dry measure SOLD, great dark red paint with mustard lettering. Little pewter mug. Staffordshire child's plate. Shaker pie lifter SOLD.

Price: 18.00 Each

2020-Apr-01 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature Carrier / Tote

This little tote is perfect for your strawberry emeries or miniature fruit. It measures 5-1/4" x 4-1/4" x 3" tall. Tiny nailed construction.

Price: SOLD!

2020-Mar-31 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Sturdy Southern Gathering Basket / Dyed Weavers

This Southern basket has thick weavers that are natural and some dyed darker brown. It has an unusual bent wood rim wrap and carved handle. 12" x 9" x 9-1/2" tall to top of handle. Excellent condition!

Price: $45.00

2020-Mar-31 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Civil War Era Child's Leather Boots

I love the condition of these little boots, showing normal wear but still intact!. A bit larger than we normally see. They measure 9" long x 9" tall. Circa 1860-1870.

Price: $145.00

2020-Mar-30 03:02pm EDT | Tags :

Lot of 101 - 1700's Colonial Bronze Buttons

The possibilities are endless for this large lot of bronze buttons. They date to late 1600's to early 1700's. Different patterns. First photo with flash, second without. 3/8" - 1/2"

Price: Sale: $35.00 Free Shipping

2020-Mar-29 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Large Thick-Walled Oval Pantry Box

Perfect "bottom of the stack" pantry box. Oak sides and pine top and bottom, nailed beautifully with irregular iron nails and wooden pegs holding the top and bottom. No damage and displays beautifully!

Price: $115.00

2020-Mar-27 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Large Canted & Dovetailed Apple Tray

Offering a dovetailed apple tray in original dark stain, canted sides and two board bottom. Measures 12-3/4" square. Circa mid to late 1800's. Normal wear, great condition.

Price: SOLD!

2020-Mar-26 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Pilgrim Style Walnut Stool

Offering a three legged stool with turned legs. The leather covered top has large brass studs on the sides. Perfect for your Pilgrim style furnishings. 12" tall.

Price: $58.00

2020-Mar-25 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Calico Doll Quilt / Woolsey Back

This little puffy quilt is not a cut-down. It has its original matching border. The back is wool but I am not an expert on Woolsey linseys. Measures 14" x 17-1/2". Some minor staining, one on front and two on back. Free Shipping.

Price: 45.00 Free Shipping

2020-Mar-24 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

1840-1860 Single Iron Whale Oil Lamp

Offering an early oil lamp in wonderful rust-free condition. Total height 12".

Price: $65.00

2020-Mar-24 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Vintage Gameboard In Paint

This gameboard is only 50 years old or so. It is painted front and back in red, bittersweet and ecru paint. Rough-hewn but smooth. Wonderful hearts top and bottom. Wired back for hanging. 11" x 24".

Price: $58.00

2020-Mar-23 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Child's Wagon Seat in Original Paint Decoration

Offering a wonderful little wagon seat, perfect for displaying dolls or bears. It has original green paint with mustard decoration. 20-1/4" wide x 11-3/4" front to back (feet) x 6-1/4" tall to top of back. Worn paint and old shrinkage crack in seat (tight).

Price: SOLD!

2020-Mar-23 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Amish Child's Straw Hat

This smaller straw hat was found in Michigan Amish country. It is pristine and probably never worn. No label. Grosgrain ribbon hatband. Inside dimensions are 7" x 7-1/2".

Price: $18.00

2020-Mar-22 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Framed Hand Painted Silhhouette

As you can see by the photos, I took this piece apart to see exactly what I had. This is not a cut silhouette but rather a hand painted silhouette in black, gray and white paint. Lemon yellow inner frame and oak outer frame. The wooden backer was held by rusted cut nails. I replaced everything but used new brads. Old nails will be included. 6-1/2" x 7-1/2" frame. 4" x 5" sight size. Not signed.

Price: $65.00

2020-Mar-22 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Long Baby Dress w/ Unique Wooden Hanger

This clean little dress is cotton on the bodice and wool flannel on the bottom. 32" long. A few minor moth holes. The wooden hanger has a Shaker look!

Price: 35.00 Free Shipping

2020-Mar-21 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Paint Decorated Cricket Footstool / Riser

Offering a 19th century cricket footstool with worn decoration on the top, paint piping on front, back and legs. 18-3/4" long x 7-3/4" x 5-1/2" tall. Makes a great tabletop riser.

Price: $85.00

2020-Mar-21 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Cobbler's Leather Apron

Offering a cobbler's apron crafted of thick leather showing all the signs of his toil. Not to be confused with a blacksmith's apron there is no chest protection. The split is so he could straddle his cobbler stand.

Price: $45.00

2020-Mar-21 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

1800's Sorting or Apple Tray In Original Paint

Offering a large tray with nailed gallery in original red and black grained paint. Measures 26-3/4" x 12/-3/4". Square nails, natural bottom. More photos available.

Price: $155.00

2020-Mar-20 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Unique Early Lighting Tin Candle Holder

This piece has a unique form. Crimped tray with two candle cups and tall hollow column holding a 15" clay pipe and small bundle of rush. Everything shown included. Measures 10" wide x 12" tall.

Price: $105.00

2020-Mar-20 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

History Book 1837, Treen Scoop & Framed 1899 Photo

Priced separately. First, thick leather book, Outlines of Ancient and Modern History, 1837. 4-3/4" x 7-1/2" x 1-3/4" thick, SOLD. Second, a maple scoop or butter worker, beautifully executed10" long, SOLD. Third, little 1899 framed photo of identified brothers and their birthdays on the back, $35.

Price: See description for prices

2020-Mar-19 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Excellent Turned Walnut Mortar

Dating to early 1800's with wonderful turnings. Burled in spots. Minor shrinkage hairlines but no cracks. 7-1/4" tall.

Price: $60.00

2020-Mar-17 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Mid 1800's Ink Sander/Pounce

This sander has a shape I've never seen before in all my years. It is maple with a dramatic bulbous shape, plugged at the bottom and star-shaped top. The owner obviously enlarged the top, probably out of frustration of the slowness of the flow. 2-1/2" diameter at the bottom and tall.

Price: SOLD!

2020-Mar-15 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature Child's Coffee Grinder

Offering a true miniature copy of a working coffee grinder. Only 2-1/4" square x 5" tall including working handle.

Price: $35.00

2020-Mar-15 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Old Ranch Heart-Shaped Ringer

Offering a hanging iron heart, used on a ranch to call ranch hands to dinner. Great look! 12" tall.

Price: $28.00

2020-Mar-14 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Wooden Pegged Cooling Rack

Measuring 15-1/4" x 9-1/4". Maple with dowels pegged through. No breaks, lots of evidence of use.

Price: $35.00

2020-Mar-14 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

1800's Horn Drnking Cup

For your tavern room, offering a 5-1/4" tall horn cup with turned horn bottom.

Price: $45.00

2020-Mar-14 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

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