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
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: 55.00 - 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 Free Shipping in USA
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: 150.00 - Free shipping in the US
A painted wood buoy with leather loop attached on the top and all all metal buoy about 8" in diameter with a wrought iron loop. Wooden buoy is about 20" tall and 7" wide and has a large crack and paint wear. Metal buoy is in good condition.
Price: 55.00 - Free Shipping in lower 48 states
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
Set of 3 unused Patriotic Civil War Era envelopes. Published in many of the major cities as early as the mid 1850's, when the division of the North and South started to take shape. New York and Boston were the largest producers of the 3 x 5" average size envelopes. They were decorated using all types of printing, hand colored, engraving, embossed and so on. By 1861, these envelopes were already highly collectible as souvenirs and John M. Whittemore and Co of Boston was selling an album made specifically for preserving these illustrated envelopes. Envelopes are in good overall condition, but do have some toning and some stains.
Price: 3 pieces for $55 and free shipping in the lowers 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: $65.00 and free shipping in lower 48 states
Ten piece lot of early 1900's medicines, remedies, etc, with fun and interesting labels. Some of the boxes are full, some partial, and three are empty.
Price: 38.00 with 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
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.
1st Hand-held corn planters patent dates back to the 1850's. Eureka Mower Co, Utica, NY began as Wilbur, Stevens & Co, 1867, Poughkeepsie NY. 1873 company moved to Towanda PA. Company name changed to Towanda Eureka Mower Co. In 1884, company moved to Utica NY and name changed to Eureka Mower Co, Utica, NY. This "automatic" model was introduced in the 1890's and claimed to enable a farmer to plant 4 acres in a day. Planter is in great shap and in working condition. Original yellow paint with black lettering.
1st Edition, 1888, Very Good + condition; Gold gilt & black embossed cloth with green base. All edges are gilt. Pages are in pristine condition with only one page having pencil writing - inscribing the book as a gift. Also has a library card holder, but looks as if it never was used. This is a hard to find 1st edition with lots of gold decoration - very eye catching.
Two turned wood butter stamps with carved decoration. Pineapple and leaf carved maple wood has 4" diameter and is in good condition with only a small hairline crack in the outer edge of the round and small edge losses. Sheaf of what is 3 1/2 inches in diameter and carved from cherry wood and has age shrinkage cracks as shown in pictures.
Price: $110 for Both
Unique woven ash splint with bent arches flanking a hand carved spline attached to the basket, using thin ash strips lashed around notches that were carved into the spline. Excellent craftsmanship in fantastic condition. Dates back to a least early 1900's. Overall length 16", basket 10" height and 5 1/2" wide.
Price: 125.00 - Sold
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
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
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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