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!!

Large Civil War Era School Slate

Offering an early child's school slate. Mortised corners and NO cracks. 8-1/2" x 13-1/2".

Price: $15.00

2020-May-26 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Tall Tavern Wicker Covered Bottle

Offering a 13'tall blown sea green bottle covered with dark brown wicker. Excellent condition with original handle. Great for your tavern room or buttery.

Price: $45.00

2020-May-26 12:15pm EDT | Tags :


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2020-May-25 09:00am EDT | Tags :

Two Early Glass Apothecary Jars

Offering two glass jars, priced separately. In excellent condition. Left, 3-3/4" diameter x 8-1/2" tall, rough pontil on bottom. Right, 4-1/2" diameter x 6" tall. Tin tops have great patina. No damage.

Price: Both SOLD!

2020-May-24 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Early Lighting Tidy In Salmon Paint

Offering a chunky little turned tidy (stand). Best original salmon paint. Dates to early 1800's so there is paint wear. A few tight hairline stress cracks. Lamp shown is not included but available ($65). Tidy is 4" diameter at bottom x 6-1/2" tall.

Price: SOLD!

2020-May-24 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Tall Spice/Apothecary Cabinet

Offering a 12 drawer cabinet of pie. It has a tin back with a "holey" top so if you want to hang it, it will need a new hanger. Early nails in the drawers. Some wood missing on sides/top.19" tall x 9" wide x 4" deep. Heavy, weighs 6-3/4 lbs unpacked. More photos available.

Price: SOLD!!

2020-May-23 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Unique Toleware Painted Double Sconce

Offering a tin sconce which is tole painted in mustard and Windsor green. I believe this is a makedo with the back being a tin food mold. Beautifully executed and unique. Measures 10" wide x 8-1/2" tall x 7-1/2" away from wall.

Price: $95.00

2020-May-23 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

1800's Wooden Footwarmer w/ Hearts In Red Paint

Offering an early 1800's wooden footwarmer. Does not have its tin pan inside. Carved hearts on the top, red paint on the sides and back and natural bottom with irregular iron nails. Measures 8" wide x 7" deep x 7" tall. Great piece!

Price: $58.00

2020-May-22 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Large & Chunky Pestle or Pounder

Offering a walnut pestle or pounder with really nice grain. It has writing on one side in green paint but unable to make out what it says. 11" tall x 3-1/2" diameter at the bottom. Great buttery piece!

Price: $12.00

2020-May-21 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Lovely Formal Walnut Federal Mirror

Offering a lovely mirror encased in pieced veneer with beautiful grain. Measures 14" wide x 19" long. The mirror glass has silvered adding to its early look! Backed with rough hewn wood. The mirror weighs 4 lbs unpacked.

Price: $50.00

2020-May-20 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Paint Decorated Wooden Document/Whimsey Box

Offering a lovely little box with swag decoration on front and sides and hand drawn flowers and border on top. It's small for a document box so perhaps it was for a person's personal treasures. 8-1/2" wide x 6" front to back x 3" tall. No key. Wallpaper interior. Dates to mid to late 1800's. No visible nails.

Price: $65.00

2020-May-20 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Pig Cutting Board

Offering a wooden cutting board with nice detail. Cut marks and nice honest wear with no cracks. Measures 16-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 3/4" thick. No paint on edges.

Price: 35.00 Free Shipping

2020-May-19 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Small German Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Crock

Offering a 1-1/2 quart stoneware crock, decorated on both sides and ear handles with cobalt slip. Measuring only 6-1/4" tall. NO cracks, chips or hairlines!

Price: 45.00 Sale Pending

2020-May-19 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

American Handhewn Dough Trencher

Offering and large and heavy dough trencher. Never had any stain or varnish. Rough hewn marks on bottom and inside. No cracks or hairlines. Weighs over 4 lbs unpacked. Measures 21-1/4" long x 8-1/4" wide x 3-3/4" tall. Not a light-weight import.

Price: $125.00

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

Late 1800's Tri Corn Hat

Offering a Revolutionary War-style tri corn hat. It was probably made to celebrate the 100 year anniversary in 1880's. Black felt with beige edging (worn). Perfect for your early tavern room or peg rack of early textiles. Free shipping

Price: 185.00 Free Shipping

2020-May-16 12:00pm EDT | Tags :


I ship within 24 hours but Priority is taking 5-7 days longer than usual.

2020-May-15 04:05pm EDT | Tags :

Footed Treen Compote/Master Salt

Offering a nice piece of treen. Nice grain, little foot and nut brown color. 5-1/2" diameter x 1-1/2" tall. No damage. Free Shipping

Price: 45.00 Free Shipping

2020-May-15 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Rare Wellington Knife Board

Offering the most unique keeping room necessity. Wooden tombstone top with leather from on top of wood and brass plate at top. Original label remnants on the back. BEST patina 17-3/4" tall x 5-1/2" wide.

Price: 85.00 Sale Price $65.00

2020-May-13 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Hand Carved Twisted Wood Cane

Offering a cool cane, natural surface (never varnished) and great hand carved head. Sometimes called a Shillelagh. 39" long.

Price: $35.00

2020-May-13 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Vintage Wallpaper Hat Box

Offering a hat box probably from the 1950's or before. Measuring 13" x 9-3/4" x 10-1/2" tall. Paper interior and bottom looks to be an old business directory. Pleasing colors and minor edge wear.

Price: $45.00

2020-May-12 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Little 19th C. Turned Maple Table Salt

Offering a pristine maple salt, turned with little foot and NO cracks or chips. 2-1/2" diameter x 1-1/4" tall. Free shipping.

Price: 25.00 Free Shipping

2020-May-10 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Country Pasture Oil on Canvas Painting Signed

Offering a sweet oil on canvas of a country pasture scene with PA mountains in the distance., Signed Grace Alma Webber and dated 1901. Three OLD repairs. No frame. 15" x 12"

Price: $115.00

2020-May-08 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 Sale $50

2020-May-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Instant Collection of Three 12 Tube Candle Molds

Offering three candle molds, all 12 tubes but very different configurations. Two 10" and one 8". No damage, just normal wear. Handles tight and nice dark patina. Instant Collection!

Price: $155.00

2020-May-06 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Blue Onion China Rolling Pin

Offering a china rolling pin with turned wooden handles. Blue Delft type decoration. No damage. 14" long

Price: $35.00

2020-May-05 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Six Pieces of Woodenware

Offering 6 pieces of early woodenware. Three smaller pestles, one long spoon, one flat stirrer and a butter worker.

Price: $50.00

2020-May-05 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Large Maine Handled Pantry Box

Offering a pantry box found in Maine last summer. Great large size, 11" diameter x 6" tall. Age split on top and flea bites on nailed side. Solid with original bale handle. A bit darker in color than photos.

Price: $115.00

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

Tin Whale Oil Lamp

Offering an early piece of lighting with nice patina. It is missing the insert for wicks. 6-1/2" diameter pan and 7" tall.

Price: $35.00

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

Paint Decorated Dated Tray / Rosemale Paint

Offering a very sculptural wooden tray. Lovely rosemale painting on the inside bottom, date of 1824 on one side and the initials MRD on the other side. Dovetailed corners. It has square nailed construction on the natural bottom. Minor paint wear.

Price: 75.00 Sale $50

2020-Apr-11 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

1800's PA Redware Dish

Offering a mid 1800's redware dish from PA. It measures 9-1/4" diameter x 1-1/4" deep. NO cracks or chips. Some glaze missing from use. Nice pumpkin color!

Price: $45.00

2020-Apr-06 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 :

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 :

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 :

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