Hello and thank you for visiting Black Feathers on line store, where you will find a wide array of primitive and country smalls. As a life long Northern New England resident, I have been fortunate to be in the area where some of the best American, Folk-Art and Colonial life items have been discovered with more treasures yet to be found! I also have a great interest in books and early American bottles and glass. All the items listed are guaranteed authentic and any imperfections will be noted. Reasonable offers are encouraged and I will try to work with you on shipping also. I accept checks and PayPal. I ship via UPS or USPS, which is not included in the price. Fresh items will be added often, so frequent visits to the Black Feathers store should be worth while and always know you can shop with confidence. Thank you, Carrie
Wrought iron horseshow forged in the shape of a heart from the 1800's to early 1900's. Heart shaped shoes were usually custom made for a horse with lameness issues or other medical problems. Good condition with wear and age patina. 7 3/4" x 7 3/8"
Price: $55.00 free shipping in lower 48 states
Unusual table top lighter made by Frank M. Whiting in North Attleboro, MA 1877-1940. Lighter has blown in mold base topped with a beaded sterling silver ring and thumb wheel lighter insert with sterling cap. Good condition overall, sterling ring has a few small dings. 2" height and 2 1/4" diameter
Price: 32.00 with free shipping in lower 48 states
Named "Fruits and Flowers", this cast iron door stop is handpainted in its original paint and is listed in Jeanne Bertoia's book entitled "Doorstops" on page 148. Also noted in this book that this doorstop is NOT among the ones still being produced. 13" height and 7" at the widest. Late 1800's - early 1900's. Some high points paint chips and wear overall. Good condition
Price: 80.00 with free shipping lower 48 states
Three blown in mold 8 sided ink bottles. Applied neck and lip with hand tooled finish. Each has it's own shade of aqua glass, a few bubbles and swirls. All in good condition. 2 1/2" height x 2 1/2" base
Price: 40.00 free shipping in the lower 48 states
Assortment of wooden tools used in the home-made butter process consisting of a: Pair of ribbed butterhands, 9"x3"; trowel with raised handle, carved from one piece 6 3/4" x 2 1/2"; spoon or spatula 8 3/4" x 2 1/2" and a nicely carved paddle 9" x 4"
Price: 5 Pieces for $33. and shipping included in US
Pike Manufacturing Company, Pike NH, whetstone shipping crate fragments with an 1878 date on one piece and great red lettering and graphics stamped into the wood. The Pike Mfg Co. was a classic small business story that began with a man needing something to sharpen his hand scythe in the year 1823. He found a stone on this New Hampshire property that worked well and the rest is history! Pike Mfg. Co, 1823-1923. Company was the first in North America to manufacture and sell all types of sharpening stone sand was a great success! Also produced other products. 2 pieces 12 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Price: 48.00 Free Shipping in lower 48 states
Blue/green slag glass with oval and fans (also called beaded oval mirror) pattern made by Challinor, Taylor Glass Co. 1884-1891, Tarentum, PA The shaker is 3 1/2" tall and has 1 1/2" square base, in excellent condition. Cap appears to be original. The oval and fans pattern is one of the rarer patterns seen on the companies shakers.
Price: 32.00 SOLD!
Small size chest constructed with wood and square nail fasteners; wall papered exterior; horizontal molded wood bands; black metal banding and lock; embossed tin fasteners. Interior features a divided lift out drawer and open bottom storage compartment, all covered in plain brown paper. Good overall condition with losses to the paper, inside and out and wear consistent with age. 16" wide x 9 1/2" x 10 1/2" height. More photos available upon request.
Price: $85.00 with free shipping lower 48 states
Small blown in mold font with 14 impressed petal base; applied loop handle; brass collar and Manhattan Brass Co. NY burner. Topped with a free-blown glass chimney that has some great character, tooling marks, swirls, and a couple seed bubbles. 7 1/4" height, 2 1/2" base diameter. In very good condition, only has wear from years of use.
Price: 65.00 Free Shipping in the lower 48 states
Cast Iron five point star anchor plate used in construction through out the 18th and 19th centuries as a decorative exterior component on brick, concrete, and stone walls, etc. Has a patina that only centuries of exposure to the elements can create. 12 1/2"
19th Century Vermont chimney cover; hand painted by Stella Kent of East Wallingford, VT
Cast iron point star anchor plate used in constructions through out the 18th & 19th centuries as a decorative exterior component on brick, concrete, stone, etc type walls. Has a patina that only centuries of exposure to the elements can create. 15 1/2" height
Beautiful hand painted floral litho in six divided plates with gold gilt frame and new matting. Artist is unknown. Paint loss on the frame, solid brown toning to the very old paper litho. 16 1/4" x 15 1/4" frame
Price: $85.00 with free shipping in the lower 48 states
Two 19th Century hand painted porcelain bowls, 8 3/4" diameter, made in the Canton region of China. Both are in great condition.
Price: $55.00 free shipping in lower 48 states
Similar pair of 7 1/2" blue and white porcelain bowls from the Canton, China region. Made for export in the late 18th century to the end of the 19th century. Both bowls are in good condition, with one having a tight 2 1/2" hairline crack.
Lithograph painted Aetna Life Insurance sign likely depicting their Hartford, CT building with activity on the surrounding streets. After their fourth move in Hartford since the company began in 1853, they were at 650 Main Street in 1888 and remained there for the next forty two years. In 1911, the company launched a national advertising campaign which is likely around the time this sign would have been made. The sign is 17 x 25 and oak framed 21 1/2" x 29 1/2". Unfortunately, a portion of the bottom has been cut off as it was found under wood shingle backers for a water color painting in this frame. Being used for a backer has caused paint loss as show in the pictures.
Price: $95.00 - SOLD
A late 19th to early 20th Century crying kitten with the caption "I want my Ma". Frame is beautifully hand painted in heavy grain style. Photo has minor toning on the right side edge. Frame is in very good condition having edge wear and chips. 11 1/4" x 11/14" frame size
Price: 65.00 SOLD
Numbered molded plaster samples on board used in architecture for decorative accents that could be prepared in the shop and later added to homes and commercial buildings. Shrinkage cracks due to age.
Price: $55.00 for pair with free shipping in Lower 48 states
Patented in 1921, mechanical razer blade sharpener made by the Kriss Kross Corp, St. Louis, Missouri. Complete with original box in great condition, also has introduction booklet.
Price: 30.00 with free shipping
Blue painted staves, iron bands and wire bail handle with turned wood grip. 7 1/2" height. Good, tight condition.
Price: $60.00 Sold!
1943 complimentary calendar from Rickers Service Station in Harrisburg, PA The bold Patriotic themed artwork is by William Sickel who also created several other images for the Joseph Hoover & Sons Calendar Company. Lithograph by C. Moss. Calendar has a full 12 month tablet attached to lower section flanked by Atlantic gas and oil products advertising. Overall condition is good with some edge wear and lower left corner bend. Artwork still retains vivid color. 10 x 16 3/4" heavy cardboard.
Price: 35.00 Free Shipping Lower 48 states
Early 1900's three graduated tier sewing box; two drawers in lower sections; spool keeper in top section with 4 eyelets for thread access on the sides. Also contains 3 old wood pools of thread, 2 Clarks cotton and 1 Glasgo Thread Co. Vintage hand made black Americana pin cushion in the form of a baby topped pin cushion. Was likely attached at a later date. 9x6x8" height, 13" height with pin cushion. Sewing box is in fair condition having glue repaired cracks to the top tier board and the bottom board.
Price: 59.00 Free Shipping in Lower 48 states
Circa 1880, Hartford Silver Plate Co. hallmarked American castor with an Asian influenced rim design of insects, birds, plants, sun & moon and others. The cruets are blown in mold glass, then etched and wheel engraved. All of this set is in good condition; silver plate has tarnish, discoloring on the undercoated top section of the castor.
Price: $85.00 plus shipping
Scroll-cut pine wood shelf with Spanish brown stain and small square head nail fasteners. 7 3/4" height x 5 1/2" width Shelf = 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" Good condition, Minor edge wear
Price: $40.00 free shipping in lower 48 states
Coach carriage lantern style light with chimney topped glass glove and cone shaped base. Natural verdigris patina and black painted brass. Cast metal wall mount cover and arm. Light purple sun tinted globe with loop pattern. 14 1/2" height x 5 12/" at widest of glass, 4 1/2" round mounting cover . Very good condition with natural patina to the metals - weathered. Scattered black paint losses. Light works, has cloth covered copper wiring.
Price: 80.00 with free shipping lower 48 states
Blown Ruby-cased glass jug with applied colorless handle and star-cut base. Stopper is facet-cut colorless glass and a replacement that fits and goes good with colorless handle and ruby colored body. Fine example that was crafted by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. and the Sandwich Co-operative Glass Co. circa 1870-1891. 8" height to top of stopper. Has some light interior haze.
Price: 95.00 Plus Shipping
Thick plank of chestnut wood with beveled edge on turned legs. Black over red grain painted with remnents of white pin striped top. Circa 1900. 11 3/4" x 7" height
Price: 45.00 Plus Shipping
Antique Childs Rocking Chair with Acorn Finials, peg construction and old red paint. 23 1/2" height, 13" wide and 20" Rocker end to end. A few clips under seat for repair
Price: 35.00 Plus Shipping
19th Century relive molded brown glazed cup with outward flared rim decorated with dental mold, hanging acanthus leaves, vertical panels ending in leaf tips. 3 3/4" height. Cup is in great condition with base wear. Also, 19th century is the 10" pie plate in a Rockingham type glaze. Good condition with heavy base wear.
Price: 2 pieces for $49.00
19th Century forged wrought iron sugar nips. 8 3/4"L Circa 1900 Krusius Brothers duck bill AKA applique scissors. Cast metal with incised makers name. 6 3/4"
Price: 2 pieces for $75.00 Sold!
Matched pair of brown glazed earthenware pottery jars with wax sealer type tops and raised opposing arch bands decoration. Made in the second half of the 19th century. 6 1/5" height and 5" diameter approximately. Both have top rim chips.
Price: $30.00 for both pieces - plus shipping
Early 1800's six board chest, molded lid with iron eye hook hinges, bootjack cut-out ends. Pine board, square nail construction, heavily worn black paint and natural patina finish. 20 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Price: 350.00 plus shipping
Marvelous little basket! Hand crafted with meticulously wrapped pine needles in thin splint coils. Tightly stacked coils creating a slightly bulbous form ending with an outward flared rim. Estimated to be from the earlier part of the 1900's, basket remains in very good condition with only three areas of the thin splint missing as shown in the pictures. 4" height x 6" outside rim
Dated 1857 sampler with people, a dog, butterflies, flowers, trees and landscape embroidered on black silk? and mounted on a board backer. Frame is of the period with square nailed corners. Black fabric has a few inactive worm holes and edge wear to the left side. Frame has scratches and wear. Sampler is 15 1/2" x 11 1/4" and the frame is 18 1/2" wide x 14" tall
Blown molded, wickered demijohn form cologne bottle. Likely made at the Dyotteville Glass Works in Philadelphia 1830-1860's. Early, crude glass with a rough pontiled base. 3" height. Very good condition.
Price: 65.00 Free Shipping
Four pieces of early 1900's treen featuring a signed and dated open salt, Ira K. Fulton Feb 25, 1919, (larger of the 2). The smaller open salt looks of the same era, turned in different form, both are cherry wood. Third piece is a turned cherry wood egg cup with a thick layer of gold gilding on the inside of the bowl. Looks to be earlier than the salts. Fourth piece is a hand carved pine wood spoon, 4". Salts 5" diameter, 2 1/2" height and 4 1/4" diameter and 1 3/4" height. Egg cup is 3" height.
Price: 45.00 - Free Shipping in lower 48 states
Small, long neck jar or vase with hand painted ring bands and a band of single and crossed double feathers. Overall good condition for its age, has a repair to the neck, which was well done (not real noticeable) Paint has small chips and wear. 3 1/2" height, 3" diameter. Likely earlier 1900's.
Price: 475.00 - Free Shipping
Small pottery jar made for the tourist trade in the earlier part of the 1900's in New Mexico. Coiled red clay body with the neck and shoulder decorated in reddish brown checkered pattern on a buff ground. The scalloped bottom border is a distinctive style of the Isleta Pueblo potters from 1890-1930. The jar is 2 1/2" in height and about 2 1/2" at it's widest point. Remains in very good condition; no cracks or chips; paint has wear losses. Isleta pottery is scarce and hard to find.
Price: 350.00 with free shipping
Blown Sandwich glass cruet from the Joan E. Kaiser Collection. Colorless blown glass cruet/oil bottle with applied twisted glass handle & topped with it's original facet-cut stopper numbered to match. Purchased from the collection of Joan E. Kaiser renowned appraiser and author "The Glass Industry in South Boston" published in 2009 and also co-authored with Raymond E. Barlow on "The Glass Industry in Sandwich", a comprehensive 5 volume study published between 1983-1999. This fabulous little piece was published in "The Glass Industry in Sandwich" Vol 4, pg. 206, fig 4196 and retains the publication label which is in a separate small envelope. Produced curca 1870-1891 at Boson and Sandwich Glass Co, Sandwich Co-operative Glass Co. Very good condition. Approximately 6" height with stopper.
Price: 95.00 Sold
Hand painted cobalt blue on Chinese porcelain plate. Eight children playing are the main characters on this eye catching fun plate. The border around them is densely decorated with crosshatching, dividing squares, diamond and shining stars, chain links and bats; which symbalizes prosperity, good luck and happiness. 9 1/2" diameter. The plate is in very good condition with some roughness to edges around the rim which more felt than seen.
Price: 125.00 - Free shipping in the US
Skillfully carved maple wood ladle with notched curved handle ending in a rectangular bowl. Great patina with a smoothness to the handle that you can only get from years of use. Estimated age is late 1800's to early 1900's. Very good condition.
Price: 48.00 Free Shipping
Heavily used 12" turned hardwood maple bowl, pronounced lip, thin footed base. Bowl was used for chopping which has worn through the bottom leaving some open cracks. Exterior has black paint remnants that contract well with the worn, scrubbed light color of the interior making it a handsome display piece.
Earthenware tureen marked with Dunn, Bennett & Co Pottery stamp and manufactured in Burslem, England circa 1886-1891. Decorated with brown transfer Pavot or Poppy pattern. Very good condition, not showing lots of use wear. Lid has some light crazing. 8x8" 3 1/2" height and 6" height with lid.
Price: 39.00 with free shipping in lower 48 states
Black over red grain painted hinged lid box has a leather carrying handle, brass hooked latch with wire catch, and a metal name plate attached to the lid which reads; A.A. Bridges Craftsbury, VT, USA. The interior of the box has a separate upper compartment with a leather hinged lid. Pine wood board with cut nail construction in good, solid, tight condition. Paint has scratches and edge wear. 13 x 5 1/2" and 8 1/2" height. Note: Further research indicates that in the 1880's there was an Asa A. Bridges living in Craftsbury and owning a shoe shop. Perhaps the box was his and he used it for tools or paperwork or maybe even lunch!
Price: $50.00 and free shipping in lower 48 states
Masterfully carved chain is from a single piece of pine wood and completely hand carved. To add to the difficulty of the piece, the carver chose to put a two piece swivel link in the middle. The wood shows some good age patina and I would estimate it to be from the first half of the 20th Century. Approximately 12" long, 1 1/4" wide
Price: 35.00 Plus Shipping
Scarce stoneware ink with impressed makers mark from Enterprise Pottery Company, New Brighton, PA. Founded in 1883 by D. Osbourne & F.H. Stuchfield. Enterprise was in business for only a few years which makes this Carters master ink stoneware bottle scarce. "Carters Ink" is impressed in the stoneware next to the Enterprise Pottery Company mark. Overall good condition with a chip next to the pinched pouring spout.
Original black over red painted stool with three spiral turned legs joined by spiral turned stretchers and a center acorn finial. The out-of-round seat averages a 10 1/2" diameter and has a carved groove edge filled with beadwork. Good, sturdy condition with use wear to the paint. 15" height, 19th to early 20th century.
Price: 50.00 Plus Shipping
Singed, Reid Chocran X-mas 1922 and painted on both sides. Included is a box of vintage composite checkers in original box. 10 1/4" x 10 1/4" board size, has wear
Price: Sale Pending!
Early Oak pipe box with hinged downward opening door, single shelf interior and carved top and bottom back board. 21 x 6 x 4 Add a couple of shelves and it would make a great spice cupboard!
Wonderful European seaside scene depicting a well dress maiden and child and perhaps bartering with a fisherman's wife with his catch. The oval oil on canvas mounted to stretcher board is 15" wide, 12" height and is not framed which gives it an appealing, primitive look when hung. The back of the canvas shows 2 small repairs that aren't visible in the painting.
First Edition hard cover book published by H. Mansfield in 1848. Written by J. Frost and is a complete history of all the operations of the American Armies in Mexico. Illustrated with numerous engravings and also biographical sketches. Book is in fair condition with edge losses to cover and binding. Most of the pages have staining but still very legible. First page is signed A.C. Hannum, Chicopee 1849.
Embossed with "Corning" G?FF??Y Albany NY, this cast iron pot with ring footed base has a 3 and gate mark. Interior has some pitting but looks as if it could be used. Bottom on the exterior has light surface rust about a third of the way up. Has a heavy wire bale handle and holds 3 quarts.
Gorgeous apothecary bottles in the not so common cobalt blue color when looking for 19th Century era. Blown in mold with hand tooled lip, authentic apothecary bottles. Smaller quart size is 9" tall and large one is 1/2 gallon size and 11" tall. Sold together $110 or $60 each. Both have lots of base wear from use and light scratches that do not affect display.
Price: 110.00 Pair or $60 each
Early hand carved scoop is from pine wood with a nice deep bowl and the handle looks to be topped with an eagles head which is age and use worn but still visible. 17" long 7" wide. Light weight and very dry surface has some chips. No cracks
Price: 60.00 Free Shipping Lower 48 states
Early decorative devise used for removing the pits from cherries. Constructed of all cast iron with hand crank and spider type legs.
Early hand made hardwood board cut and carved to form a boot-jack. Large square nail fasteners used to secure fulcrum to the bottom side. Large pierced hole for hanging. Nice dark natural patina. Great early American hand crafted piece. 26" x 5 1/2"
A very scarce 12x10" chromo in original 15x13' frame depicting a Niagara Falls scene that was one of a pair offered to subscribers of the Demorest's Monthly Magazine. Not signed. Very good original condition.
Scarce aqua color glass. Quart with applied ring collar mouth for cork stopper. Strong embossed lettering on whittled glass. 9 1/2" height. Very good condition, light haze on some of the interior. Mid 1800's. Kemp was successfully preserving meats as early as the 1830s and also known for fish, fruits, vegetables, pickles, etc. Kemp partnered with George Day 1862 and company name changed to Kemp, Day & Co.
Crude aqua colored glass embossed with Franklin Dexter Fruit Jar lettering. The 1/2 gallon jar also retains its original metal and glass insert screw top. Glass insert is also embossed, Patented August 8th, 1865. Jar was produced by A.R. Samual and his Keystone Glass Works located in Philadelphia. Approximately 9" height and 4 1/2" base. Not your average jar! Very good condition. Scarce 1/2 gallon
Striking geometric designs carved in tight grained, natural patina oak with a beveled edge. Outside of frame is 9 3/4" x 11 1/4" and picture cut-out is 4 1/8" x 5 1/8". Can be hung horizontally and vertically.
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