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 at or call, Home - (248) 548-2873 or Cell – 734-748-3551. 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). Reasonable offers considered. Thank you for visiting!! I try to list one item every day at noon EDT.


Today will be my last listing until next week after I return from a show. At that time I will be adding an item each day at 7 p.m. Eastern Time instead of noon.

2018-Jun-19 12:01pm EDT | Tags :

Early Iron Double Betty Lamp / Cruise / Whale Oil

This lamp dates to the late 1700's to early 1800's. It probably hung by an iron chain but that is gone. Great early piece!

Price: SOLD!

2018-Jun-19 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Child's Tall Red Leather Button Shoes

These little leather button shoes are taller than any I've seen before. All the buttons are present. There is normal wear on the black and red leather and lots of wear on the soles. They measure 6-3/4" long x 9" tall. More photos available.

Price: SOLD!

2018-Jun-18 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature PA Treen Trencher Bowl

This little trencher has been in the same collection for the past 30+ years. My source is a retired dealer who did all her buying in PA. This one I believe is maple and has great grain. 10" x 6" x 2-1/2" tall. Minor old chips on edge. Circa mid 1800's.

Price: $195.00

2018-Jun-17 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Two Turtlecreek Redware Plates

These two redware plates are sold separately. Each have been reproduced in the same manner as the early PA pieces. The rectangular one is signed Betty Lou and dated 2008, $60. The round one is a Christopher Woods piece, dated 1990, $65. Both have their original price sticker!

Price: See Listing for individual prices.

2018-Jun-16 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Large Butter Mold / Daisy and Leaf Design

This large butter mold is in excellent condition with great dark surface and patina. It has a daisy and leaf design. This dates to the 1860-80 era. 4-5/8" diameter x 5" tall.

Price: 35.00 Free Shipping

2018-Jun-15 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Oil on Canvas of Interior House Scene

This oil dates to late 1800's to early 1900's. It shows a corner of a room with primitive fireplace, chair, beams and wooden floor. It is dark but pleasing. No tears. Some crackling. It is not signed or dated. The painting measures 16" wide x 13".

Price: $85.00

2018-Jun-11 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

German Pipsqeak Rooster in Coop Toy

This little coop is marked GERMANY on the bottom. It has wallpaper shingles on the top and sides (some wear). The rooster pops out on a little stick when the door is opened. It no longer squeaks. The toy measures 6-1/4" wide x 3-3/4" front to back x 5-1/4" tall.

Price: $35.00

2018-Jun-09 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Apothecary Drawer In Salmon Paint

This is a fun little piece. The uses are endless. Pine wood with dark patina, irregular iron nails and best salmon paint on the front. It measures 6" x 9-1/4" x 6-3/8" tall.

Price: $15.00

2018-Jun-09 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Pair of Early Spectacles and Leather Case

These early spectacles are gold tone and there are no cracks in the glass. The case is leather and marked with Emil H. Arnold, Optical Specialist, Ann Arbor, Mich. Great for display with your early books. (Book shown in photo is not included).

Price: 25.00 Free Shipping

2018-Jun-08 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature Wire Egg Basket

I've never seen a wire egg basket this small. Perhaps for a child? It measures only 4-1/2" wide at its widest point x 4-3/4" tall to top of handle. Cute as a button! Free Shipping.

Price: 24.00 Sale $18.00

2018-Jun-07 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

New Old Store Stock Rag Rug

This rag rug was purchased as old store stock in Northern Michigan. It has never been used. The colors are mainly two blues and with yellow, burgundy, gray and white. It has its old store tag stating "Axford's Rug Weaving Newport, Mich. 42" x 7', although when I measured it, it measures 39" wide. It is heavy and crisp.

Price: $45.00

2018-Apr-05 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

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