American Antiques / Kathy Schoemer
After more than 50 years in this amazing business, we welcome you to our happy site. Nothing has altered our dedication to real American "country", as it was known to all of us in the 1970's, when the first stacks of pantry boxes showed up in magazines, when Martha was beginning her journey in nearby Westport, CT, (I was in New Canaan, a few miles away), baskets were hung from beams, hooked rugs met stretchers, quilts hung on walls, weathervanes on stands, and on and on. We were an undaunted bunch, and we loved being together, buying, selling and gabbing. Still do. Look here on DIG for my most recent and most ancient finds. It is our shop window and our attic combined. One caveat: I do not like returns. This is a polite way of saying --"Please, no returns." Please ask as many questions and request as many photos as you like. I will gladly give you undivided attention. I price very sensitively, based on cost. I will do what I can to make your purchase a pleasure. Shipping costs have become a burden to all of us; we strive to keep them totally fair. We accept personal checks and PayPal, and offer Lay-A-Way as well. Please enjoy my finds. Living with antiques is one of life's greatest pleasures. PS: We work hard for you to offer really authentic things. I'm sure you are noticing peculiar iterations of country things everywhere now. If it's unbelievable, please beware. It is probably a fake. A clever artist can add "old" paint to a piece of woodenware; those objects are simply reproductions. It takes time, effort , conscience and love to offer true objects. Occasionally, I will offer re-creations by living or recent folk artists, worthy of collecting. These will be attributed to the artists.
12" long. Maybe a Belted Galloway, but a bovine with horns, in almost perfect condition. No button, but decidedly German in origin, retaining bell on leather strap, and beautiful tail. Mohair shows appropriate age, but this toy has had a happy, injury free life, with a lot left to live. c 1900. Delightful company in a country house. 2 photos.
4 3/4" x 23" . It's a delight to find a rarity. In great condition, showing amazing skill and design, this vintage sign hits the mark. Imagine fitting all those pieces together, on the perfect weathered board, and then fashioning a twig as the hanger. Found right here across the river in Vermont. c 1930. Camps were the thing in this period and folks were wending their way up to the north country for pleasure trips. 2 photos.
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