Connecticut Yankee Antiques

Donna Downes | 2371 Berkley Ave., Berkley, MI 48072 | 248-548-2873 | donnadownes@wowway.com

I have been in the antiques business since 1982 and 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 donnadownes@wowway.com 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.


Large Blacksmith-Made 1700's Iron Door Hook & Eye

This iron hook and eye was made in the late 1700's and rather rare. It is in excellent condition with normal pitting and minor oxidation. It measures 12-1/2" long. This would look wonderful on your primitive door!

Price: $58.00

2018-Apr-22 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

English Costermonger or Miner's Tarred Leather Hat

This hat is English and dates to the early to mid 1800's. These were worn by both miners as well as "costermongers" (street vendors). It is thick leather and stiff from being tarred to hold its shape. Outer dimensions are 12" x 10-5/8" and inside dimensions are 7-1/2" x 6-1/2". It weighs a hefty 1-1/2 lbs. These are rather rare and look wonderful with primitive and Pilgrim furniture and accessories. Additional photos are encouraged.

Price: $750.00

2018-Apr-22 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Four Little German Putz Wooly Sheep

These little sheep all stand and are clean. One 2-1/2" and three 2". One missing a collar. Made in Germany. Free First Class Shipping

Price: SOLD!!

2018-Apr-21 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Vintage Pine Wall Box with Drawer & Heart

This wall box is vintage and dates to probably 1950-60's. It has mellowed to a nice deep color and despite the shrinkage hairlines on the sides and back (stable) has a great look. It measures 8-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" front to back x 14-1/2" tall.

Price: $38.00

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

Large Brown & Stevens Tin Cottage Bank, C.1870-80

This tin bank is called a cottage bank and was produced by the American company Brown & Stevens in the late 1870s to early 1880s. It has lots of the gingerbread missing but good paint decoration in white, blue and red. It has writing on the bottom. It measures 5" x 5" x 6-1/2" tall. No key for back trap.

Price: $275.00 NET

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

Vintage Ovoid Stoneware Jug / Signed CAS

I found this back in 2009 in an Ohio antique shop. The ovoid shape is dramatic measuring 10" at its most bulbous middle and 13" tall. The glaze is rockingham brown with unglazed bottom. It is signed with the initials CAS. No damage at all.

Price: $48.00

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

4 Pcs Tin, Heart Cutter, Oil Lamp & Noise Makers

Early Oil Lamp with remnants of black paint. Heart cookie cutter, $8. Two Victorian noise makers selling together, $15. All free First Class Shipping.

Price: See Description for Pricing/ Lamp Sold

2018-Apr-14 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Pewter Funnel

This pewter funnel dates to the mid 1800's and is probably English. It has graceful incised lines on the outside and little hanging ring. The tapered end is "chewed up" from use. It measures 4-7/8" in diameter x 7" tall.

Price: $35.00

2018-Apr-13 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Tall Primitive Wooden Candle Stand

This candle stand is probably a make-do. Originally just a huge pounder and the cross member was made to hold two candles. It has nice age to it, probably early 1900's. It stands 41" tall.

Price: 135.00 Reduced to $100.00

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

Five Large Vintage Strawberry Emerys

Offering five large (2"+) cloth emerys, sewn with a taffeta type material, with cloth leaves and hand painted "seeds". Free First Class shipping.

Price: $35.00 Reduced

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

CT Barn-Found Grain Measure in Original Red Paint

This grain measure is huge and a perfect "bottom of the stack". It was barn-found and in used primitive condition. The red paint is original and worn in all the right places. The measure measures 14-1/4" diameter x 8-1/2" tall. More photos available.

Price: $50.00

2018-Apr-06 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. Heavy and crisp.

Price: $45.00

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

Three Blown Glass Apothecary Jars

Three more apothecary jars (not the ones I sold two weeks ago). They are blown not molded with nice raised pontils. Tin tops and bubbles in glass. Priced separately. Left: 4-3/4" diameter x 10" tall, $100.00. Middle: 5-5/8" diameter x 7-1/2" tall, $95.00. Right: 3-1/2" diameter x 7-3/4" tall, $ 95.00 This one has a slight blue cast to the glass. No damage. Or $275 for all three (NET) plus shipping.

Price: All Reduced, see description

2018-Mar-30 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Unusual & Early Round Metal Footwarmer

I believe this unusual piece is a portable footwarmer. The punched top slides up to insert coal. The metal has a great surface.

Price: 45.00 SALE PRICE $38.00

2018-Mar-27 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Cricket or Foot Stool / Paint Decoration

This foot stool is probably a Hitchcock but is unsigned. It dates to the late 1800's and is solid and strong. The stool has brown paint with mustard piping and gold stenciling. It measures 15-5/8" x 9-7/8" x 8" tall. Nice half moon cut-out legs and lovely lines.

Price: $85.00

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

Early Iron & Wood Chopper / Large Butter Mold

Sold Separately. This wooden butter mold is in excellent condition and came from a private collection. The design probably has an official name; it has a flower and leaf design, deeply cut. The condition of the mold is excellent. $35. This early chopper is blacksmith made and in excellent condition for its age. $15.

Price: See Description for Prices

2018-Mar-05 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Whites Utica Stoneware Pitcher

This pitcher has two different raised scenes on the sides with good color. The condition is good with a 1/2" hairline on the spout as well as a TINY chip. Great for your collection or a great starter! Dimensions: 9-1/4" tall. It weighs a hefty 3-1/4 lbs unpacked.

Price: $35.00

2018-Feb-23 12:00pm EST | Tags :


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