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, 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! Look for new items at noon EST each day.


Early Wooden Platform Horse

This horse came from a retired dealer's collection of over 40 years. I acquired it about 4 years ago, but had admired it since visiting her home in 1982. It once graced a platform for a pull toy but the platform is long gone. Now it just stands proudly as a piece of folk art. All pegged (even its eyes) with original horsehair mane and tail. It measures 16" long x 14" tall. Circa 1870-90. You will not be disappointed.

Price: $1,150.00

2019-Feb-18 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Large Wooden Pitcher

This large wooden pitcher is staved and banded with wood. It measures 13-1/2" tall and would look stunning with flowers or bittersweet on a hearth!

Price: $75.00

2019-Feb-17 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Huge Pastry / Dough Board In Bittersweet Paint

Wonderful and huge! This board measures 31" tall including handle x 27" wide. Best part is the wonderful bittersweet paint which has wear in all the right places. Initials H.B at the top in black. Back is natural wood. Yes, this will be rather expensive to ship but could be picked up at the Ohio Country Show in Wilmington, OH in April or Heartland Show in Richmond, Indiana in June to save shipping.

Price: $245.00

2019-Feb-16 12:00pm EST | Tags :

1600's Leather Book

It is rather amazing that this book has survived over 300 years! English and measuring 5" x 7" and just under 1" thick. Rag paper with wonderful early font. Condition is rough, with front cover detached and lots of foxing. Wonderful for display or research.

Price: $65.00

2019-Feb-15 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Men's Civil War Era Leather Wallet

This wallet dates to the mid 1800's if not before. It measures 4-1/2" x 3" when closed and 8-1/2" when open. It is marked "All Leather" and "Made by Eil WeissBrod" "Excelsior" inside. It is very dry (although soft) and could use a good cleaning and softening. A great piece of history!

Price: 45.00 Free Shipping

2019-Feb-14 12:00pm EST | Tags :

19th C. Costermonger or Miners Tarred Leather Hat

A "Costermonger" is a street vendor (flowers, fish, etc). Costermongers, miners as well as sailors wore these leather hats to protect them. The hats are tarred over thick leather and are stiff and protective. This one is a wonderful example. English, Circa mid 1800's. Layaway possible.

Price: $395.00

2019-Feb-13 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Early Beehive Bowl With Paint Decoration

This bowl is early and the paint decoration is more recent (within the last 30 years). The lathe turnings, both inside and outside, are very prominent. It has a nice thick rim. The bowl measures 14-1/4" x 15-1/4" diameter (out of round due to normal shrinkage) and 4-1/2" deep. When I found it, it had two little nails on the back with wire for hanging it which I've removed. So, there are two little holes. Great find!

Price: $58.00

2019-Feb-12 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Folk Art Carved Pocket Knife

This hand carved piece of folk art was found in an Ohio shop. It measures 9-1/2" long. It is made from two pieces, pegged together with two movable blades. How unique!

Price: $68.00

2019-Feb-11 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Tiger Maple Rolling Pin

This solid maple rolling pin measures 19" long and weighs 1-3/4 lbs unpacked. It has great deep coloration, patina and subtle tiger stripes.

Price: $48.00

2019-Feb-09 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Paint Decorated Flax Comb / Hetchel

This hetchel is rough-hewn pine and measures 6-1/2" wide x 24-3/4" long x 4-1/2" deep. The spikes are firmly in place and sharp. The paint decoration is worn but still delightful.

Price: $65.00

2019-Feb-06 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Two Early Bottles / Amber Bitters and Green Gin

Offering two 1800's bottles. They are blown into molds. The green gin bottle is 10-3/4" tall. The bitters bottle has original cork and Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters impressed on the side. No cracks on either bottle. Priced at $20 each. Both for $35.

Price: 20.00 each

2019-Feb-04 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Large 1940's Skookum Doll

Offering a Native American Skookum Doll, with original clothing, beads, etc. No label but definitely Skookum. It measures 14" tall. No damage but hair (braids) are a bit wild.

Price: $95.00

2019-Jan-28 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Pair of Child's Stocking Stretchers In Red Paint

I purchased this matched pair of child's stocking dryers or stretchers from a New England dealer last year. They measure 15" long and have the best red paint. One surface hairline towards the bottom that does NOT go through (see first photo).

Price: $35.00

2019-Jan-24 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Two Early 19th C. Iron Flesh/Cooking Forks

Offering two different iron long-handled cooking forks, priced separately. Both early. One is 16-3/4", one piece (gray iron) and the other 17-1/4" (blacker) formed of two pieces.

Price: $45 each

2019-Jan-14 12:00pm EST | Tags :


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