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!!

Matched Pair of Pewter Chargers

Offering a rare matched pair of pewter chargers. They measure 12-1/2" diameter. They have touchmarks on the back which I do not recognize. A few scratches on the back. Perfect to flank a treasure on your mantle.

Price: 145.00 Sale $100

2020-Aug-13 11:00am EDT | Tags :


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2020-Aug-12 12:35pm EDT | Tags :

Old Iron Rack w/ Fancy Hooks & Birds

Offering an old iron rack with the nicest ironwork curly cues and PA type birds.. Old black paint over reddish/brown paint. Great look! 24" wide x 15" tall.

Price: SOLD!

2020-Aug-12 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Pristine Woven Rye Basket

Offering a 12-1/2" diameter x 5-1/4" tall rye basket in excellent condition for its age. No breaks or fraying. Slightly darker than photos. Best of the best!

Price: $65.00

2020-Aug-11 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Velvet Pear Pin Cushion

Offering a large velvet pear with theorem-type coloration. Even has a few age spots towards the bottom. 5" not including wired stem.

Price: Sale Pending!

2020-Aug-11 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Early Splint Wall / Half Basket

Offering a wall basket with dyed weavers in two shades of brown. Double rim with one break barely noticeable Carved handle with God's eyes. Measures 10" wide x 10" height x 6-1/2" from wall. A beauty!

Price: $95.00

2020-Aug-09 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Folk Art Paint Decorated Picture Frame - BLUE

Offering an amazing recent find. A hand made folk art picture frame with cut-outs surrounding a chip carved border. Two layers held together with early cut screws painted red. Best part is the robin's egg blue and white brushed decoration. Original glass. Backer is also screwed on, easily removed to add your picture, painting or other treasure. 7-1/4" wide x 10". Inner dimensions (rabbit) are 6-1/4". Was drilled to hang horizontally but you can add a hanger to hang vertically. Circa 1900

Price: 115.00 Free Shipping

2020-Aug-07 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Primitive Oil on Canvas of Cabin in the Woods

Offering an oil on canvas I've owned for over 15 years. Mellow colors of blues, greens, mustards and red. Measures 12" wide x 16" long. Unframed. No holes. Painting is a bit darker than photos (flash).

Price: $195.00

2020-Aug-03 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Tall Attic Surface Sugar Bucket/Firkin

Offering a firkin that is taller than most. It is all original with dark surface, working handle and tight canted staves. It measures 9-3/8" diameter at the top x 10" diameter at the bottom x 12" tall. Shrinkage split on top.

Price: $125.00

2020-Aug-01 12:35pm EDT | Tags :

8 Pcs of Miniature Stone Fruit in Footed Compote

Offering some miniature stone fruit sitting in a treen footed dish or compote. Dish measures 5-1/2" diameter x 1-1/2" tall. Fruit is in good condition with one minor chip on the end of the pear.

Price: $115.00

2020-Jul-31 11:00am EDT | Tags :

PA Dutch Wedding Token Spoon w/ Hearts

Offering a delightful love token spoon, handcarved from one piece of wood with hearts and hanging hole. 8-1/2" long. Free shipping.

Price: 55.00 Free Shipping

2020-Jul-31 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Stack of 1800's Leather Books

Offering 3 leather books, priced separately. Top: Memoir of Rev. Edward Payson 1830 3-3/4" x 6" x 1-3/8" thick, $38. Middle one SOLD. Bottom one SOLD.

Price: See description. Free Media Mail

2020-Jul-30 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Unique Tall Swing Handle Eel(?) Basket

Offering an unusually shaped basket, similar to ell baskets. It is finely made with wooden rim and strap handle. Measures 13-1/2" tall. One minor break. Perfect for your tall flowers or plants. From a private collection. You will love it!

Price: $85.00

2020-Jul-29 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Little Maple Syrup Brass Pail 1861 Patent

Offering a small brass pail with original surface and iron handle. It is marked on the bottom, HIRAM (HAYDEN), WATER(BURY) CONN. PATENT _____61. The Meriden and Waterbury areas of Connecticut were known for brass fabrication in the mid 1800's. Measures only 7-1/4" diameter at the top x 4-1/2" tall.

Price: $45.00

2020-Jul-28 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Large Tin Chamberstick w/ Signed Riser

Offering a chamberstick with a very large pan and rolled finger loop. The iron riser works and has the initials M (or W) A. The pan measures 8-3/8" wide and total height is 5-1/2" tall. The white spots you see are candle wax. This comes from a private collection.

Price: $65.00

2020-Jul-26 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Early Candle Lantern

Offering a smaller tin candle lantern painted with black and goldish mustard accents. No damage to glass. 10-1/2" tall. Flash makes gold look brighter than it is. Found in Brimfield last year.

Price: 48.00 Free Shipping

2020-Jul-25 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Early Pair of Wooden Ice Skates

Offering an early pair of wooden skates, definitely as found. Brass acorn missing on one of the iron tips, leather straps incomplete and lots of wear. But, they look so cool hanging from a peg rack!

Price: $35.00

2020-Jul-24 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Little Child's Berry Pail

Offering a little pail dating to late 1800's in natural attic surface. It has its original bale handle and tight staves. Measures only 4-1/2" diameter at the top x 3-3/4" diameter at the bottom x 3-1/2" tall.

Price: SOLD!

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

Old Ringling Bros Show Poster

Offering a very old poster affixed to a thin board. Wonderful graphics of tumbling clowns. Hanging wire on the back. There is a piece of paper on the back, glued in the corners covering ??. Poster has darkened but SO fun!

Price: $45.00

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

Two Iron Keys with Original Ring

Offering early keys, measuring 6" and 7" on their original 3-1/8" ring. They date to late 1700's to early 1800's.

Price: 25.00 Free Shipping

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

Lovely Framed Oil on Board Fruit Painting

Offering a stunning painting of fruit executed in a modernistic style but dating to mid 1900's. It is unsigned. Painted on academy board and framed. The frame has blemishes and could use a cleaning. 22-1/2" x 17".

Price: $45.00

2020-Jul-02 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

American Rough-Hewn Wooden Trencher

Offering a hand-made trencher with NO varnish only raw wood. Great carving marks! NO cracks or hairlines. 21-1/4" x 8-3/4". Not an import. Primitive at its best!

Price: 95.00 Sale $80

2020-Jun-26 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Two Spongeware Pcs / Blue Pitcher & Red Wing Bowl

Offering to pieces of spongeware. First, Nice blue and white pitcher with bulbous shape. 8-1/2" tall. One tight hairline on one side. Second, a Red Wing Bowl in blue and orange sponge. No damage. &' x 4" tall.

Price: 25.00 Each & Shipping

2020-Jun-14 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Simple Iron Hogscraper Candlestick

Offering an iron hogscraper candlestick. It never had a chair hook and is missing its riser. 7" tall. Dates to mid 1800's. Free Shipping!!

Price: 25.00 Sale Pending

2020-Jun-09 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

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