Phillips and Durkin Antiques

Paul Phillips | Laughlintown, PA | 610-212-4253 | PhillipsAndDurkinAntiques@gmail.com

Welcome to Phillips and Durkin Antiques. Kathy and I live in Monroeville PA, and exhibit our selection of antiques at the Laughlintown Antique Mall, in Laughlintown PA. Our selection of Americana includes Early Lighting, Folk Art, High Country, and Primitives. We offer the finest antiques that we can find and stand behind them 100%. Most of our pieces are shipped at no charge to our customers by Priority Mail. Some of the larger pieces may require a shipping charge, to be discussed with the customer at the time of sale. We accept payment by check, PayPal, and all major credit cards, and offer an easy lay-a-way option. We may be reached by email at PhillipsAndDurkinAntiques@gmail.com or by phone at 610-212-4253. If you have any questions, please call, or write, and we will be happy to assist you. Just Click on the Inquire tab with your questions.


August Maine Antique Digest Ad.

This is our Maine Antique Digest ad for August 2024 . The items pictured in this Ad are displayed as the next 12 items following the Ad picture. Several pictures of each item are included with their descriptions.

2024-Jul-12 06:01am EDT | Tags : ADs: Recent M.A.D. ads

22-129 aa. Lamp tidy stand

22-129 aa. Lamp tidy stand made of cherry and in an hour-glass form. Nicely turned and standing approximately 3.5” high x 3” diameter. In original, dark red / brown surface. There is an old, burned area on one side. From NY state and dating to ca. 19th century. (Betty lamp sold separately.).

Price: $395---(Betty Lamp Sold Separately.)---

2024-Jul-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Lighting Accessories: All Lighting Accessories: Tidies

22-202. Fat lamp or stand for Betty Lamps

22-202. Wrought Iron pan oil/fat lamp, or alternately could be used as a make-do stand for two Betty Lamps. Pan/platform with raised sides and a rod through the center. Pan swivels and slides up and down the rod and is held in position by a dual spring. Base with 3 beautiful tool engraved legs, scrolled feet and central punched and pierced rosette. Measures 22” h, pans 9” wide. Found in PA, PA German or German ca. 18th century. (Betty Lamp Sold Separately.)

Price: $550----(Betty Lamps Sold Separately)----


24-047. Combination Rush / Candle Trammel lamp

24-047. Hand-wrought iron combination Rush / Candle Trammel lamp. This is a very uncommon form with a bar and spring keep adjustable lighting trammel incorporating rush tongs and a tapered candle socket, with a wrapped hook hanger. It measures approximately 21.5” long to 35.5” extended. It was found in Southeastern PA and dates to the mid-18th century. Condition: a very nice form and in excellent original condition with a beautiful patina.

Price: $975


24-049. Trammel light, rack, heart shaped terminus

24-049. Hand-wrought iron trammel light with conical candle socket and simple adjustable rack. The top is formed into a heart shaped terminus from which it can be hung. The trammel adjusts from 15” to 23”. It was found in Long Island NY and dates from ca. 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $900


24-110. A small pewter whale oil lamp

24-110. A small pewter whale oil lamp composed of a cylindrical front with a single burner on top of a shaped column, mounted on a circular stepped base. It measures approximately 5.5” x 2.75” diameter. It is not marked, but likely American and dating to ca. 1830.

Price: $150


24-114. Pewter chamber stick with built in snuffer

24-114. A very nice pewter chamber stick with a built in snuffer and resting place attached to the side of the candle socket. These are mounted on a saucer base measuring approximately 7.5” x 2.5” h. It is marked on the bottom “James Dixon and Sons….Sheffield. 389 / 53”. English, in very nice condition and dating to the 19th century.

Price: $180----SOLD----


24-114. Carousel wrought iron candle dipper/dryer

24-116. A rare Carousel form hand-wrought iron candle dipper / dryer designed to accommodate 23 pairs of nascent candles all supported on a tapered post mounted on a circular base supported by three simple legs. This very rare form of candle dryer is in rough as-found condition, with a bite out of the drip tray. It is a survivor. Measuring approximately 12” w x 15” h. It was found in PA and dates from the 18th to early 19th century. The candles are included.

Price: $650


24-120. Early wrought iron sconce with jamb spike

24-120. Early wrought iron, white-work and brass candle sconce with jamb spike. The round body measures approximately 6” in diameter, with a 2.5” candle cup and 2” jamb spike. There is a scalloped brass disk approximately 1” in diameter in the center of the main body. The body is punch decorated in a stylized floral and foliage design. Found in PA, origin undetermined, dating to the 17th to early 18th century. In original, very good condition.

Price: $1,150

2024-Jul-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Lighting Accessories: All Lighting Accessories: Sconces

24-123. Combination Rush/Candle lamp on spade feet

24-123. Hand-wrought iron combination Rush / Candle socket lamp on a tripod base with spade feet. Candle arm nicely twisted. The piece measures approximately 12” h x 7.5” across the base. In very good condition. Found in KY and dating to the early 19th century.

Price: $425----SALE PENDING----


24-124. Triple brass wedding band hog scraper

24-124. Wrought sheet iron hog scraper candlestick with a triple brass wedding band, candle pushrod and finger hook. The finger hook is marked “LOOS(R?). The candlestick measures approximately 7” h x 3.75” at the base. Found in MA, dating to the early 19th century.

Price: $395


24-127. Scares whale oil tin “Petticoat” Peg Lamp

24-127. A scares whale oil tin “Petticoat” Peg Lamp with an accompanying tin funnel form candlestick support. Beneath the tin “skirt” of the whale oil lamp is a “peg” which fits into the tube of the candlestick. This allows the incorporation of an earlier form of lighting device into a useful base for the more up-to-date whale oil lamp. Together they stand approximately 8.5” h. From New England and dating from ca. 1830.

Price: $250 -----SOLD-----


24-128. Wrought iron single conical candlestick

24-128. A single conical candle socket, hand-wrought iron, candlestick. Long straight stem, dividing into two twisted legs, mounted onto a formed asymmetric base. It stands 19.25" high. Found in western PA, ca. 19th century. Well made and in very good condition.

Price: $250 -----SOLD-----


24-130. Candle Mold on Bench with 18 Pewter Tubes

24-130. A Pine Candle Mold on Bench Stand with 18 Pewter tubes. The stand measures approximately 23” l x 18” h x 6.25” w and weighing 19 lbs. A substantial pieces. It was found in PA and dates to ca. 1825. The wood bench stand is in good condition, missing a lug handle on one end and with age-expected wear, but without breaks or repairs other than a replaced nail or two. The pewter tubes are in excellent condition without any damage or repairs.

Price: $1100


24-161. A scarce Lighting Pulley

24-161. A scarce, Lighting (chandelier) Pulley. Allows a chandelier to be raised and lowered to light or extinguish lights. Made of oak and measuring approximately 8.5” long. American, ca. mid to late-19th century.

Price: $475

2024-Jul-08 02:38pm EDT | Tags : Lighting Accessories: All Lighting Accessories: Pulleys

24-160.Brass & beveled cut glass decorated lantern

24-160. Brass and glass Lantern with smoke guard and loop handle at the top and a molded base. The four sides have beveled glass, and each is decorated with a cut glass star in the center. It measures approximately 10” high x 5” square. It is in excellent condition, wonderful patina, all of the glasses are intact without breaks or chips. Found in PA and dating ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $525


24-159. Wrought Iron combination Rush /Candle lamp

24-159. Hand-wrought Iron combination Rush / Candle lamp. Tong type rush holder with candle socket twisted stem and mounted in a single round piece of original hard wood. Measuring approximately 10” high. Found n PA, ca 18th century.

Price: $475----HOLD----


24-158. Hand-wrought iron Rush lamp in wood base

24-158. Hand-wrought iron Rush lamp mounted in a turned hard wood turned base. Tong type rush clamp with counterbalance twisted handle ending in a faceted finial. Found in PA and dating to ca. 18th century. Measuring 9” high.

Price: $375----HOLD----


24-157. Brass skater’s lamp with Cobalt Blue globe

24-157. A brass skater’s lamp with Cobalt Blue globe. The lamp measures approximately 7.25” high. It is in excellent condition with no damage to the brass or glass globe. It is American, found in PA and dates to the 19th century.

Price: $650


24-155. Pewter Fat lamp with open font

24-155. Pewter Fat lamp with open font, wick tube, handle with finial, lower drip saucer, simple stem, footed base and an angel lozenge on the stem. It measures approximately 9.75” high x 4.5” diameter. American, found in PA and dating to the late 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $350


24-148. Pewter double burner whale oil lamp

24-148. Pewter double burner whale oil lamp with cylindrical font, baluster shaped stem and stepped base. It measures approximately 5.5” high x 3.75” diameter. It is American, found in PA and dating to ca. 1830.

Price: $160


July 2024 Maine Antique Digest Ad.

This is our Maine Antique Digest ad for July 2024 . The items pictured in this Ad are displayed as the next 12 items following the Ad picture. Several pictures of each item are included with their descriptions.

2024-Jun-14 06:01am EDT | Tags : ADs: Recent M.A.D. ads

24-084. A Mirrored Tin Candle Sconce

24-084. A Mirrored Tin Candle Sconce. Rolled, pressed and solder construction with mirror backed in the shell, leaf and scalloped border with an oval mirror and tubular candle socket. It measures approximately 12.25” h x 7.75” w x 3.25” deep. Condition, some minimal light rust. Found in PA, ca. mid 19th century.

Price: $575

2024-Jun-14 06:00am EDT | Tags : Lighting Accessories: Sconces Lighting Accessories: All

24-082. A chip cave wooden slide lid Tinder Box

24-082. A chip cave wooden slide lid Tinder Box with accessories including steel striker, flint and tinder. Chip carving decoration include compass pinwheels on the slide lid and simple geometric X’s and lines arroud the sides. The body is chiseled from a single block of hardwood (walnut?) and the lid cut from a similar piece of wood. The box measures approximately 7.75” l x 4.5” w x 2.25” h. The interior is divided into two compartments approximately 1.75” deep. Found in PA, ca. early 19th century.

Price: $450----SALE PENDING----


24-096. Eagle form match safe or spill holder

24-096. Carved Eagle form match safe or spill holder. Carved from mahogany with a hole for wall mounting. The Eagle’s head facing to its right. The piece measures approximately 7.25” x 5.5” x 1.5”. Attributed to the unknown “Central PA carver”. Excellent workmanship and very good condition. Found in PA ad dating to ca. late 19th century.

Price: $495


24-086. PA Redware figural Spill Vase

24-086. PA Redware figural Spill Vase, with two scalloped rim and one short plain rim spill beside a molded standing lion. All on a rough ground of reddish-brown lead glaze. Attributed to the Gast pottery, Lancaster PA (likely Henry Gast III). Measuring 5.25” x 6.5” x 6.5”. Condition, imperfect glaze. PA, ca. 1885.

Price: $750


24-094. An ink and watercolor Reward Fraktur

24-094. An ink and watercolor Reward-Type Fraktur for john Moyer dated Sept. 16, 1836. This is his birth date. It is a view of a multi-tone blue, red and yellow urn of flowers with a small central heart. The two outward stems are a fleur-de-lis abstract design with vibrant flowers at the top. Within the urn ”John Moyer, Born Sept 16, 1836” at the bottom is reference to the Bible verse “Ps 51vs 3”. Although unsigned, it is likely the work of a Schoolmaster known as “Later Berks Co. Artist”. Found in Ephrata PA, ca. 1836.

Price: $495

2024-Jun-12 05:07am EDT | Tags : Frakturs Folk Art before 1940 Watercolors

24-105. Star Fraktur attrib. to Schwenkfelder Comm

24-105. Fraktur Star watercolor. A child's drawing with balloon accents in vibrant colors don on rag paper. It is unsigned and attributed yo the Schwenkfelder Community. In a period frame measuring approximately 7.5" x 7.5". Found in Ephrata PA, dating to cal 1860 -1880.

Price: $300

2024-Jun-12 05:01am EDT | Tags : Frakturs Folk Art before 1940 Watercolors

24-095. Pencil and egg tempura Fraktur watercolor

24-095. Pencil and egg tempura watercolor painting on lined composition paper. Composed of various flowers, done by or for “Emma R. Fry, Born June 11, 1863”. In a period Victorian era walnut frame, measuring approximately 13” x 15” and in very good condition with even toning. Found in Ephrata P, ca. 1870.

Price: $250

2024-Jun-12 05:00am EDT | Tags : Frakturs Folk Art before 1940 Watercolors

24-117. A primitive pine candle dipper / dryer

24-117. A primitive pine candle dipper / dryer with single handle on the top an approximately 50 metal hooks on the underside. The dryer measures approximately 10" in diameter x 1.5" thick. The handle is 6.25" long. In good as-found condition without any breaks or repairs. Found in PA and dating to the mid 19th century.

Price: $395


21-083. Spiral courting candle stick.

21-083 Spiral courting candle stick. Wrought Iron with a turned walnut base, finger holder and spiral candle adjuster. 8” h. ca. mid-18th century. Very good condition.

Price: $395


21-085. Wrought iron spiral Courting candlestick

21-085. Hand wrought iron spiral Courting candle stick with spiral candle adjusting cup, which works freely, and a chair / finger hook. Mounted on a turned walnut base. It stands 8.25” high. Ca. mid-18th century. $395

Price: $395


22-106. Courting candlestick with walnut base

22-106. Spiral courting candle stick with turned walnut base. Hand wrought, 7” h, with finger hook and rattail candle adjuster. Early 18th century, ca. 1750.

Price: $350


22-235. Hand wrought iron Courting candlestick

22-235. Hand wrought iron Courting candlestick. Incorporates a generous finger or chair hook. It is cleated through a hand turned walnut base. It stands approximately 9.5” high. Found in PA, ca. second half of the 18th century.

Price: $350 ------SOLD------


24-102. Hand-wrought iron Courting Candlestick

24-102. Coiled hand-wrought iron Courting Candlestick mounted on a lath turned hardwood base with a spiral operated candle push rod and a finger tote. It measures approximately 7.25” x 3.5” diameter. This was found in PA and dates to the 18th century. .

Price: $395----HOLD----


24-125. Hand-wrought iron Courting candlestick

24-125. Hand-wrought iron Courting candlestick with finger hood and spiral candle adjuster, mounted on a turned walnut base. Measuring approximately 7.25” x 3.5”. Found in PA and dating to the late 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $395


24-124. Hog scraper candlestick with wedding band

24-124. Wrought sheet iron hog scraper candlestick with a triple brass wedding band, candle pushrod and finger hook. The finger hook is marked “LOOS(R?). The candlestick measures approximately 7” h x 3.75” at the base. Found in MA, dating to the early 19th century.

Price: $395


24-121.Wrought iron combination Rush/Splint holder

24-121. Wrought iron combination Rush / Splint holder. Beautiful form with an arching arm in the with counterweight to close the rush holder. All mounted on a tripod base with simple turned feet. The cast iron counterweight is in the form of a stylized evergreen tree. It stands 26.5” h x 10” across the base. Found in PA, origin uncertain. It dates to the early 20th century.

Price: $575


23-109. Wrought iron Rush Lamp with candle socket

23-109. Wrought iron Rush Lamp with candle socket. Formed with twisted iron shafts, pincher jawed rush holder and conical wrapped candle socket. Set in a turned walnut base, and standing approximately 14” h.

Price: $595


24-107. Combination Rush Light / Candle socket

24-107. A small hand-wrought iron combination Rush Light / Candle socket. Tong type rush holder with round candle socket, mounted in a hexagonal turned hardwood base with slightly slanted sides. Base appears to be original. Measuring approximately 8.5” x 3.25”. Very good condition. Found in PA and dating to the 18th century.

Price: $495----HOLD----

2024-Jun-10 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

23-177. Early combination rush and candle lamp

23-177. Early wrought iron combination rush and candle lamp. Tong-type jaws with one arm ending in a candle socket. It is mounted in a turned rock chestnut oak base and measures approximately 13” x 5” wide x 3/25” in diameter. Very nice condition with minor pitting and light rust. Found in PA and dating to the mid-18th century.

Price: $395


24-064. Hand-wrought iron tong type Rush light

24-064. Hand-wrought iron tong type Rush light with wide jaws, twisted stems and original turned walnut base. It measures approximately 10.5” x 3.75” diameter. Found in PA, dating to the early 18th century.

Price: $350 ------SOLD------


24-080. A miniature tin fluid lamp

24-080. A miniature, primitive form tin fluid lamp, complete with wick, cork cap and chain. The lamp measures just 2.5” high x 3.5” long, with a 1” diameter base. It was found in PA and dates to the second half of the 19th century.

Price: $125


24-091 Yellow ware inkwell in the form of a shoe

24-091. A small yellow ware inkwell in the form of a shoe. Molded stubbed tow shoe form with a Rockingham glaze. It measures approximately 4” x 1.75” x 1.25”. In very good condition, found in PA and dating to ca. 1880.

Price: $265

2024-Jun-06 06:07am EDT | Tags : Ink Wells

24-090. Very good walnut burl-wood grease bowl

24-090. A very good lath turned, walnut burl-wood grease bowl with a slightly raised foot. Measuring approximately 6” dia. X 3” h. Very good condition, found in PA, and dating from the 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $275

2024-Jun-06 06:02am EDT | Tags : Primitives Treen

24-097. Rare form of a domed lidded wallpaper box

24-097. A rare form of a domed lidded wallpaper box. Shaped as a gazebo or tent. Made of card-stock and sitch assembled with applied decoupage painted paper. The domed lid is topped with a figure in a cap and gown. The piece measures approximately 325” dia. x 7.25” h. Found in Ephrata PA and dating to ca. 1800 – 1830. Minor oiling and paper loss.

Price: $550

2024-Jun-06 05:53am EDT | Tags : Folk Art before 1940 Wallpapered Boxes

24-098. A nodding cat chalkware figure

24-098. A nodding cat chalkware figure. Holloware mold formed two-part cat curled tail to its left flank. Solid chalkware head hangs from a wire hook. Retains old surface with watercolor painted spots. Measuring approximately 6.5” x 3” x 2.75”. There is a small early inclusion repair along the cat’s left side. It was found in Ephrata P, ca. mid-to-late 19th century.

Price: $550----SOLD----

2024-Jun-06 05:49am EDT | Tags : Chalkware

24-101. Folk Art carved wall pocket spills vase

24-101. A fine Folk Art carved oriole and nest wall pocket for fire spills. Cared from a solid piece of walnut with unusually deeply carved accents. Bird’s nest serves as the spill holders, trailing oak leaves in the background and the bird with long tail and pointed wings, perched on the side. Attributed to the unidentified “Central PA Carver” and measuring approximately 10.5” X 4.75” X 1.25”. Very good condition found in PA and dating to ca. late 19th century.

Price: $300


24-118.Iron Hog Scraper, triple brass wedding band

24-118. A hand-wrought iron Hog Scraper candle stick with a triple brass wedding band on the stick. It measures approximately 8” h x 3.75” dia. The candle rod adjusting tab is marked “Shaw Birmm”. English, found in NY, and dating to the 18th to early 19th century. In very good condition.

Price: $375


24-119. Tall Hog Scraper triple brass wedding band

24-119. A Tall hand-wrought iron Hog Scraper candle stick with a triple brass wedding band on the stick. It measures approximately 10” h x 4” dia. Believed to be American, found in NY, and dating to the 18th to early 19th century. In very good condition.

Price: $450


24-115. A very good pewter Fluid Finger Lamp

24-115. A very good pewter single burner Burning Fluid Finger Lamp marked Capen & Molineux, NY” on the bottom. They were in business from 1848 – 1854. The mark is worn but legible. It measures approximately 4.75” x 4”.

Price: $180


June 2024 Maine Antique Digest Ad.

This is our Maine Antique Digest ad for June 2024 . The items pictured in this Ad are displayed as the next 11 items following the Ad picture. Several pictures of each item are included with their descriptions.

2024-May-10 06:01am EDT | Tags : ADs: Recent M.A.D. ads

24-050. Wrought iron “Loom Lamp” with hooked end

24-050. A hand-wrought iron hanging “Loom Lamp” with hooked a end, a twisted shaft and unusual coiled candle socket. This medium length lamp measures approximately 16.5” l x 2” w. It is in good condition without damage or repairs, was found on Long Island NY and dates to the 18th century.

Price: $495


23-124. A small wrought iron hanging “Loom Lamp”

23-124. 23-124 a. A small wrought iron hanging “Loom Lamp” designed to hang from a hook, lighting trammel or loom. It is composed of a conical candle socket, twisted stem and hanging hook. It measures approximately 12” x 2”. It is in very nice condition without any damage or repairs and dates from the mid-17th to the mid-18th century.

Price: $475


24-074. A round tin Tinder Box

24-074. A round tin Tinder Box with a finger loop and candle socket. Inside the box contains a tamper with finger loop, steel striker, flint and tinder. It measures approximately 4.25” dia. x 3” h. including the candle socket. The inside of the box is 1.5” deep. The Tinder Box was found in PA and dates to the mid-19th century.

Price: $295----SOLD----


4-073. A very unusual fluid lamp

24-073. A very unusual fluid lamp with a round “canteen” shaped fluid reservoir. Mounted off-center on the top is a single, conical shaped burner chamber with a circular mica window on one side. This would have the effect of collecting the light and directing it as a single beam to assist in some fine delicate work. The conical chamber is hinged to allow access to the wick and unscrews from the reservoir for filing. The lamp measures approximately 7.75” dia. x 6.75” high. The reservoir is 2” deep. Found in PA and dating to the mid-19th century.

Price: $225


24-081. Small hand-wrought 3 candle chandelier

24-081. A very good small hand-wrought iron three candle chandelier. It features a stylized chain link center drop which supports the three arms with candle sockets and is topped by a hook which terminated in a small rat-tail curl. The chandelier measures approximately 21.25” high by 15” across. Each arm extends about 14.75” from the center. It was found in PA and dates to the early-19th century.

Price: ----SOLD----


24-069B. A very good PA slide lid candle box

24-069B. A very good PA slide lid candle box with its original paint decorated designs. Featuring a polychrome compass design, initialed “N (?) B S 1861”. The box measures approximately 10.25” x 7.5” x 3.5”. An inscription on the inside of the lid “NBS 1852” indicates that it was perhaps made in the early 1850’s. With the possible strengthening of a bit of blue accent marks, the paint is original, ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $795

2024-May-02 11:20am EDT | Tags :

24-069A. An unusual two compartment spice box

24-069A. An unusual two compartment spice box. Made of soft wood, and in original blue-green paint. The shape is half of a hexagon. It measures approximately 13” l x 5” deep and 5” h. It was found in PA and dates to 1880 to 1920.

Price: $125

2024-May-02 11:15am EDT | Tags : Boxes

23-164. A mahogany double lid salt box

23-164. A mahogany double lid salt box with Frisian type carving. There is a central handle which acts as a divider for the box. It measures approximately 10.75” x 8.5” x 4”. It is in very good condition with expected wear but no breaks or damage. It was found in PA and dates to the later part of the 18th century.

Price: $550

2024-May-02 10:57am EDT | Tags : Boxes

24-071. Slide lid candle box with lower drawer

24-071. A very unusual slide lid candle box with a lower drawer. The box measures approximately 8.25” x 6.25” x 5.5”. The upper slide lid compartment is approximately 2.5” deep. The lower drawer is approximately 1.5” deep. A removeable peg inserted through the floor of the upper compartment secures the drawer shut. The box is I its original dark red paint and dates to the early to mi-19th century.

Price: $1,075


24-079. A heart-in-Hand cookie cutter

24-079. A heart-in-Hand cookie cutter constructed of tin and solder with rolled edges. Measuring approximately 5.25” x 5.75”. With no separated solder lines. Found on PA and dating to ca. 1890 – 1920.

Price: $150

2024-May-01 08:54am EDT | Tags : Cookie Cutters

May 2024 Maine Antique Digest Ad.

This is our Maine Antique Digest ad for April 2024 . The items pictured in this Ad are displayed as the next 11 items following the Ad picture. Several pictures of each item are included with their descriptions.

2024-Apr-12 06:01am EDT | Tags : ADs: Recent M.A.D. ads

24-051. Loom Light with “Sheppard’s Hook” end

24-051. A well-made hand-wrought iron hanging “Loom Light” with a great “Sheppard’s Hook” end, twisted shaft, and a conical candle socket. The lamp measuring 15” l. It was found on Long Island NY and dates from the 18th century. It is in very good original condition, without breaks or repairs.

Price: $525


23-144. Early two candle Alpine type candle lamp

23-144. An early two candle Alpine type candle lamp. Made of wrought iron, it consists of an upright piece with a spring-loaded candle keeper and a separate candle socket. This sits on a 5 sided base which is mounted on 3 short rolled feet. The piece measures approximately 8.25”h x 4.5” w. In good as-found condition, German or PA German and dating to the 1700’s.

Price: $595


23-192 Triple brass wedding ring, candlestick

23-192. A wrought-iron triple brass wedding ring, hog scraper candlestick. Marked on the push-up tab “Shaw Birm.” Shaw was a Birmingham, England maker of hog scraper candlesticks, believed to have focused on the American market in the early 1800's. The candlestick measures 7.75” high, and in very good condition. English, it dates to the early-19th century.

Price: $425----HOLD----


24-049. Combination trammel and candle lamp

24-049. A well-constructed hand-wrought iron combination trammel and candle lamp. It features a conical candle socket and adjustable trammel rack, with a decorative heart shaped top. The trammel adjusts from 15” to 23” in length. It is from PA, and dates from the 18th century. It is in very good original condition, without breaks or repairs.

Price: $900


24-046. A twelve-hole tin arch-footed candle mold

24-046. A twelve-hole tin and solder constructed arch-footed candle mold with tin pour tray top and strap handle. Measuring approximately 10.5” x 6.5” x 10.5”. Found in PA and dating to ca. 1840. In very good condition.

Price: $175

2024-Apr-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Lighting Accessories: Candle Making

April 2024 Maine Antique Digest Ad

This is our Maine Antique Digest ad for April 2024 . The items pictured in this Ad are displayed as the next 11 items following the Ad picture. Several pictures of each item are included with their descriptions.

2024-Mar-15 06:01am EDT | Tags : ADs: Recent M.A.D. ads

24-038. Rare patented lard-oil burning tin lamp

24-038. This is a very rare example of a patented lard-oil burning tin chamber-lamp. It was patented by Delamar Kinnear of Circleville, Ohio. It consists of an “angular chamber for the fluid and the dovetailed slid covering the filling hole and angular channel or grove above the reservoir”. It has a tubular stem, strap handle and rectangular base with rounded corners. The chamber is marked “D. Kinnear, Pat 2-4-1851”. Found in PA, and dating to the 1850’s. Condition: good condition with a few dents to the base and resoldering to the stem/base attachment point.

Price: $375


24-043. A wonderful painted pine trinket box

24-043. A painted pine trinket box, with uncommon V-joint and wooden pin construction. With chamfered trim- extended base board that is shoe peg mounted. The chamfer molded hinged lid is attached with clip and wire hinges and has tin hasp. The box retains its original blue ground with two color tulip banded sides, front and back. The lid is with yellow and retains a vibrant floral design. Measuring approximately 6.25” x 4” x 1.75”. Found in Southeastern PA, possibly Northern European origin and dating from ca. 1770 – 1820. Condition: the lid is soiled, otherwise very good condition.

Price: $775

2024-Feb-25 05:38am EST | Tags : Boxes

24-042 B. Tin and composite knitting needle case

24-042 B. A rare tin and composite covered tubular knitting needle case, with wallpaper covered decoration. Similar to toleware, the cases are a base of tin encased in wood fiber composite and either hand painted or covered with hand painted wallpaper. Cream ground with gold leaf foliage. Measures approximately 1.5” diameter x 14” long. Found in Southeastern PA and dating to ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $150

2024-Feb-24 06:04pm EST | Tags : Toleware & Tin

24-042 A. Tin and composite knitting needle case

24-042 A. A rare tin and composite covered tubular knitting needle case, with wallpaper covered decoration. Similar to toleware, the cases are a base of tin encased in wood fiber composite and either hand painted or covered with hand painted wallpaper. Red ground with gold leaf foliage. Measures approximately 1.25” diameter x 13” long. Found in Southeastern PA and dating to ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $150

2024-Feb-24 06:00pm EST | Tags : Toleware & Tin

24-033. One pint measure made of cast brass

24-033. One pint measure made of cast brass with a brass handle, pewter lined interior, and monogrammed “WGF”. It measures approximately 5.5” high x 3.75” diameter. It is in very good condition, with no damage or repairs. Likely English and dating to ca. early to mid-19th century.

Price: $175.

2024-Feb-24 05:54pm EST | Tags : Metals Work Misc. Items

24-026. Morning General Wooster.

24-026. A gray and black toned watercolor on laid paper of a languid young woman sitting by a grave marked “In Memory of Wooster” framed on a mat board and in a gold panted frame measuring approximately 5.75” x 6.75”. Found in PA and dating from ca. 1780. Note: David Wooster was an American general who died at the Battle of Richfield CT, 1777. He was the Commander of the Provincial Militia.

Price: $210

2024-Feb-24 05:47pm EST | Tags : Silhouettes & Small Paintings

24-025. Chip carved “PowWow” folk healing doll

24-025. Very hard to find chip carved “Powwow” doll, for use in the medicinal healing folk culture. A primitively carved walnut figure of a woman with praying hands dressed in a full-length panelized dress. Features include a carved hairline, eyes, mouth, breasts, arms, and hands. It stands approximately 7.25” high. It is from PA and dates to the 18th century.

Price: $650

2024-Feb-24 05:28pm EST | Tags : PowWow Dolls

March 2024 Ad

This is our Maine Antique Digest ad for March 2024 . The items pictured in this Ad are displayed as the next 11 items following the Ad picture. Several pictures of each item are included with their descriptions.

2024-Feb-16 06:01am EST | Tags : ADs: Recent M.A.D. ads

24-016. Small 8 half-candle mold

24-016. A very hard to find small 8 half-candle tin and solder candle mold. It has a tray top, short stand base, and a strap loop handle. The piece dates to the second half of the 19th century. It is in very good condition, probably leaned at some point, and a nice museum example. It measures approximately 6.25” long x 5” high x 3” deep.

Price: $450


24-023. Treen hard wood jar

24-023. Treen hard wood jar with a lid toped with a finial. Nicely turned, measuring approximately 4” diameter x 3.25” high with the lid. In very good condition, with a single stress line. Ca. late 19th century.

Price: $125

2024-Feb-13 03:16pm EST | Tags : Treen

24-022. An early primitive snuff box

24-022. An early primitive snuff box. Made of birch or a similar wood with a hinged, carved lid. It measures approximately 3” long x 1.5” wide x 1” high. Dating to ca. early 19th century.

Price: $150

2024-Feb-13 03:12pm EST | Tags : Treen Snuff Boxes

24-021. Treen ink well in the form of a worn shoe

24-021. A treen ink well carved in the form of an old worn sock in an old worn shoe. This is a delightfully whimsical, and extremely well executed piece of carving. Complete with holes and all. The sock folds back to reveal a glass ink well. Made of walnut and glass, it measures approximately 4.75” long x 2.25” wide x 3.5” high. It is in very good condition and dates to ca. 1880.

Price: $195

2024-Feb-13 03:09pm EST | Tags : Treen Ink Wells

24-020. A single-well cast-iron ink well stand

24-020. A single-well cast-iron ink well stand. The stand has one glass well and a pen rack in the front. It is in excellent condition as is the glass well. It dates from ca. 1880 and measures approximately 3.5” in diameter x 2” high x 4.75” from front to back.

Price: $75

2024-Feb-13 03:06pm EST | Tags : Cast Iron Ink Wells

24-019. A two-well Cast-Iron ink well stand

24-019. A two-well Cast-Iron ink well stand. Incorporates two glass ink well and two stamp storage compartments in a cast iron body with a pen tray. The East Lake form dates from ca. 1870. Overall it is in very good condition with a chip in the corner of the glass well on the right. The piece measures approximately 9.5” long x 5.25” wide.

Price: $150

2024-Feb-13 03:03pm EST | Tags : Cast Iron Ink Wells

24-017. Matched pair of Tidies & Betty Lamps

24-017. Here is a wonderful, matched pair of sheet iron Tidies, and matched Betty Lamps. The twin Tidies are 7.75” high, with 6.5” round crimped edge bases, 4.5” x 3.25” ovoid crimped edge Betty Lamp platforms, and strap handles. The 7.5” support pillars have double spiral-line repousse decorations. The Betty Lamps are made of sheet iron, 3.75” long x 2.5” wide and 5.5” high. They are complete with wire hanging hooks and wick picks. All four pieces are in excellent condition, with the best surfaces, and without damage or repairs. They were found in PA and dating from the early to mid-19th century.

Price: $1,200 for the 4-piece set


24-012. Ceramic pedestal and saucer oil lamp

24-012. Ceramic pedestal and saucer oil lamp. Measuring approximately 3.25” x 2.5”, with a 3.25” diameter saucer. Dating from the 19th century and found in PA. Condition: a line in the lamp’s upper rim, otherwise very good.

Price: $135


24-003. A set of six Stiegel-type wine glasses

24-003. A set of six Stiegel-type button-knot stem wine glasses. Made of flint glass with comet-tail pontils. Each approximately 4” h and in very good condition, with no chips or cracks. Found in Manheim PA and dating to the latter part f the 18th century.

Price: $450

2024-Feb-08 05:15pm EST | Tags : Glass

24-001. PA soft wood slide-lid spice box

24-001. PA soft wood slide-lid spice box. Original dark red ground with black sponge paint decoration. Dovetailed case with compartmented interior with the base attached by square head nails. It measures approximately 8.5” l x 4” w x2.5” h. Found in Manheim PA and dating from the mid-19th century. The box is in very good condition with only minor wear.

Price: $375

2024-Feb-08 05:09pm EST | Tags : Boxes

February 2024 MAD Ad

This is our Maine Antique Digest ad for February 2024 . The items pictured in this Ad are displayed as the next 8 items following the Ad picture. Several pictures of each item are included with their descriptions

2024-Jan-12 06:01am EST | Tags : ADs: Recent M.A.D. ads

23-208 Betty Lamp hook with long-necked bird

23-208. A very nice and hard to find, hand-wrought iron Betty Lamp spiked hook with a cut-out of a long-necked bird in flight. All cut from hand-wrought sheet iron. The bird’s head features hand tooled decorative eyes and beak. Below the bird are six decorative curled iron leaves. The piece measures approximately 6.75” l x 6” h. Found in NY and dating from the early 19th century.

Price: $595


January 2024 MAD Ad

This is our Maine Antique Digest ad for January 2024 . The items pictured in this Ad are displayed as the next 10 items following the Ad picture. Several pictures of each item are included with their descriptions.

2023-Dec-15 06:01am EST | Tags : ADs: Recent M.A.D. ads

23-156 Naive watercolor drawing of a horse

23-156. Wonderfully naive watercolor drawing of a horse with an intriguingly comical facial expression. Painted in terracotta red, blue, and green on a yellowish paper. As a bonus there is a second drawing on the back of the horse and visible throug a glass on the back of the frame. All in a mahogany frame measuring approximately 10” x 9.5” and dating to the mid-19th century, and found in Southeastern PA.

Price: $625. REDUCED

2023-Dec-15 06:00am EST | Tags : Frakturs Watercolors Silhouettes & Small Paintings

23-198 Snuff box with horn body and antler plates

23-198. An unusual and well-made early America snuff box constructed of a horn body with top and bottom plates made of antler and attached with hand cut screws. A carved bone arrow-shaped closure pivots to secure the pouring hole. The box measures approximately 3” x 2” x 0.75”. American, dating from the late-18th to early-19th century.

Price: $475

2023-Dec-05 03:41pm EST | Tags : Primitives Snuff Boxes Treen

23-067. A lidded utensil tray

23-067. A lidded utensil tray composed of two separate compartments each with it's own lid. It is made f cherrt wood with dovetailed canted sides and brass butt hinges, and scrolled and cut-out handle. the top measures approximately 14" x 11". The bottom measures approximately 13.5" x 8.25". This example is in very good condition with excelent color and patina. It is from PA and dates from the mid-19th century.

Price: $350

2023-Dec-01 09:26am EST | Tags : Boxes Treen

21-018A. A pipe box.

21-018A. A pipe box with a combination of nail and dovetail constructed drawer. It has a porcelain drawer knob and an onon shaped top hanger. Red paint and varnish finish. It measures approximately 17.75" x 8.25" x 4.25". The pipe box in in very nice condition. It was found in PA and dates to the mid-19th century.

Price: $250

2023-Dec-01 09:16am EST | Tags : Boxes

21-019B. Twelve hole tin candle mold

21-019B. Twelve hole tin candle mold with tray top and bottom with applied rolled molded strap handles. The mold measures approximately 12.26" x 4" x 10.25". It is in good condition with a few minor dings. The mold was found in PA and dates from the mid-19th century.

Price: $140


21-206. Paint decorated dome top box.

21-206. Paint decorated dome top box. Measuring approximately 12.75” x 8.5” x 6.5”, and made of a hard wood and nail construction. There is a wire bail handle on the top and the lid is attached with wire snip hinges. The box has a blue ground with floral and foliage designs in white, red, blue, and green. The box has an iron lock. Found in OH, believed to be from OH or PA, ca early 19th century.

Price: $895

2023-Nov-30 10:48am EST | Tags : Boxes Primitives

23-194 Union Soldier returning from the Civil War

23-194. Watercolor painting of a Union Soldier returning home from the Civil War. It is titled “Returning Volunteer”. The work is unsigned and painted on artist card. The colors are still good and it is in very good condition, in its original mahogany frame with original / old glass measuring approximately 10.25 x 8.75. It was found in PA and likely dates from the early to mid-1860’s.

Price: $150

2023-Nov-28 02:36pm EST | Tags : Silhouettes & Small Paintings Watercolors

23-195. Two Audubon prints from “Birds of America"

23-195. Two octavo size Audubon prints from “Birds of America”. Sight size of each print is approximately 11” x 8”. They are matted and framed in a mahogany frame measuring approximately 21” x 15”. The print on the left is marked at the top “No. 71, Plate CCLIV”. On the bottom it is marked: “Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon. F.R.S. E.L.S. Engraved, Printed and Coloured, by R. Havell. 1837”. In the print on the left, the two birds at the top of the image are Louisiana Tanagers and are labeled “1. & 2., Males in Spring Plumage. The two birds at the bottom of the image are Scarlet Tanagers and are labeled 3., Old Males Spring Plumage, and 4., Old Female”. The print of the right is marked at the top “No. 11, Plate 53”. On the bottom it is marked: “Drawn from Nature & Published by John J. Audubon. F.R.S.E. F.I.S. M.W.S. Engraved by R. Havell Jun. Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, Sen. London-1829.” The birds in this image are Painted Buntings and are marked 1 & 2. Old Males; 3, M. of 1st Year; 4. 2nd Year; 5. Female.” These are original Audubon dated aquatint or lithograph prints.

Price: $175 plus $10 shipping

2023-Nov-28 02:23pm EST | Tags : Lithographs

23-196. Two Audubon prints from “Bird of America"

23-196. Two octavo size Audubon prints from “Birds of America”. Sight size of each print is approximately 11” x 8”. They are matted and framed in a mahogany frame measuring approximately 21” x 15”. The print on the left is marked at the top “No. 38, Plate CLXXXVII”. On the bottom it is marked: “Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon. F.R.S. E.L.S. Engraved, Printed and Coloured, by R. Havell. 1834”. The print on the left shows two Boat-tailed Grackles that are labeled “Male 1. Female 2.”. The print on the right is marked at the top “No. 18, Plate 87.” On the bottom it is marked: “Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon. F.R.S. E.L.S. Engraved, Printed and Coloured, by R. Havell. 1830”. The print on the right shows two Florida Jays that are labeled “Male 1. F.2.” These are original Audubon dated aquatint or lithograph prints.

Price: $175 plus $10 shipping

2023-Nov-28 01:59pm EST | Tags : Lithographs

23-197 Two Audubon prints from "Birds of America".

23-197. Two octavo size Audubon prints from “Birds of America”. Sight size of each print is approximately 11” x 8”. They are matted and framed in a mahogany frame measuring approximately 21” x 15”. The print on the left is marked at the top “No. 38, Plate CLXXXVII”. On the bottom it is marked: “Drawn from Nature & Published by John J. Audubon. F.R.S.E. F.I.S. M.W.S. Engraved by R. Havell Jun. Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, Sen. London-1828.” The print on the left shows three Summer Red Birds that are labeled “Male old 1., Young 2., F3.”. The print on the right is marked at the top “No. 32, Plate CLIX.” On the bottom it is marked: “Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon. F.R.S. E.L.S. Engraved, Printed and Coloured, by R. Havell. 1833”. The print on the right shows two Cardinal Grosbeaks that are labeled “Male 1. Female .2.” These are original Audubon dated aquatint or lithograph prints.

Price: $175 plus $10 shipping

2023-Nov-28 01:49pm EST | Tags : Lithographs

23-091. Historic Alpine type candle lamp

23-091. An historic wrought iron Alpine type candle lamp. Heart shaped base on 3 legs with rolled feet. Vertical round and tapered section with candle socket mounted at the top, and a springe holder mounted from the base. Vertical pieces decorated with floral engraving. It measures 10.5 “h x 4.5” dia. Very good condition, German and dating to the 1600’s.

Price: $525


23-108. Early round tinder box

23-108. Early round tinder box made of wrought sheet iron. Complete with a candle socket, and loop handle. The removeable top reveals a damper, iron striker, flint, and tinder. Approximately 4.5” dia. and dating to the early-19th century.

Price: $395


23-160. A small brass Miner's fluid lamp.

23-160. A small brass and solder constructed Miner’s fluid lamp, with a wick spout. It is marked “STAR, GRIER BROS, PITTSBURGH PA”. The body measures approximately 2.75” high x 1.75” in diameter. With the wick spout it is approximately 4” high. It includes a hinged lid and curved spike handle.

Price: $150


23-147.Hand drawn & colored, PA fraktur dated 1840

23-147. PA fraktur dated 1840, hand drawn and colored, it features two facing angles over two facing birds over a tulip. It was done in Lebanon County PA. The colors are bright and vibrant blues, reds, black and yellow. It is in a period frame in dark red paint measuring 15.25” x 13.25”. There is slight toning and creases, other wise in very good condition.

Price: $775 REDUCED

2023-Sep-15 06:00am EDT | Tags : Frakturs Watercolors

21-180. PA fraktur watercolor drawing of a rooster

21-180. PA fraktur watercolor and pencil drawing of a rooster on lined copy book paper. Labeled “Sara Juliann Mantz, d. 17. Marz 1886”. There is minor tearing on one side, but not extending into the image. In a period frame measuring approximately 5.5” x 7.25”, from a Philadelphia PA collection.

Price: $395

2023-Sep-15 06:00am EDT | Tags : Frakturs Folk Art before 1940 Watercolors

23-146. PA Fraktur by Blousy Angle artist, 1782

23-146. PA fraktur dated 1782 and attributed to the “Blousy Flying Angle” artist. It is a birth and baptismal certificate. The artist worked in Lehigh and Northampton Counties PA. The piece is mounted in a contemporary frame measuring 12.5” x 10.75”. In as found condition, with toning and some minor stanning.

Price: $775 REDUCED

2023-Sep-15 06:00am EDT | Tags : Frakturs Watercolors

23-141. Watercolor portrait of a seated woman

23-141. Watercolor portrait of a seated woman in a tan dress with a white bonnet and collar. With a pleasing smile and auburn hair. Well executed, unsigned and dating to ca. 1800. The subject, Mary Bath (nee) More, appears to be in her late twenties. Her genealogy is written on a card on the reverse. It is in a period birds eye maple frame with a gold inset. The frame measured 12.25” x 10”.

Price: $475


23-140. Watercolor of a bird on a branch

23-140. A watercolor and pencil drawing of a bird on a branch with several green leaves. Marked in pencil in the lower right corner “1834”. A naïve but well-done image by an untrained but practiced artist. In a 9” x 7” molded later 19th century cherry frame.

Price: $275

2023-Sep-15 06:00am EDT | Tags : Watercolors Folk Art before 1940

23-152. Fraktur Drawing of Children at Play

23-152. A Folk Art watercolor and pencil fraktur drawing on paper depicting children at play and signed Mary Hofstater, can 1840. Naively done, perhaps by a child, in a period frame measuring 16.5” x 12.5”. Some soiling and creasing, with very good color retention.

Price: $695

2023-Sep-15 06:00am EDT | Tags : Folk Art before 1940 Watercolors Frakturs

23-119. Willoughby Smith PA redware slip plate

23-119 a. Southeastern PA redware slip decorated plate with a two-quill cross decorated yellow slip design. Design attributed to the Pottery Shop of Willoughby Smith. The plate measures 7.25” dia. with a 1” & smaller rim flakes, ca. 1885.

Price: $395

2023-Aug-11 07:00am EDT | Tags : Redware

23-136. Toleware teapot attributed to Filly Shops

23-136 a. Dome lidded toleware teapot attributed to the Filly Shops, ca. 1810-1850. Tin and solder constructed lighthouse form teapot with flanged foot, gooseneck spout and domed lid. Retains original lacquered tole surface with red pomegranates on stem painted decorations. Variations appear on both sides with yellow and green accents. The piece measures approximately 10.5” x 10” x 6.25”. Overall very good condition, retaining 80% to 90% of the original surface.

Price: $550

2023-Aug-11 07:00am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

23-124. A wrought iron hanging candle lamp

23-124 a. A wrought iron hanging candle lamp designed to hang from a stationary hook or a lighting trammel. It is composed of a bayonet type tapered candle socket, twisted stem and hanging hook. It measures approximately 12” x 2”, is in very nice condition without any damage and dates from the mid-17th to the mid-18th century.

Price: $575


23-120. Very Nice Lebanon Valley PA jelly jar

23-120 a. Here is a very nice Lebanon Valley PA jelly jar in a slightly bulbous form with a rolled rim, tooled foot and manganese sponging on a reddish-brown lead glaze. It measures approximately 5” h x 4.75” dia. Small glaze losses on the rim & belly. Ca. 1875.

Price: $150

2023-Aug-11 07:00am EDT | Tags : Redware

22-073. A flat-bottomed Noah’s Ark

22-073. A flat-bottomed Noah’s Ark, measuring approximately 19” x 8” x 5.5”. A very desirable size, being long (at 19”), but not too large to display. This example comes complete with 2 carved human figures and 25 carved animals. The Ark is in good condition with some wear from play. The hinged roof forms a storage compartment for the human and animal figures. The figures are in good played-with condition. The animals are undamaged with all their legs complete. The human figures and animals come housed in a glass-topped display tray. The piece dates to ca. 1880.

Price: $595

2023-Jul-14 07:00am EDT | Tags : Toys Noah's Arks

23-056 A unique Folk Art wooden Noah’s Ark

23-056. A unique, and very interesting Folk Art wooden Noah’s Ark. Made with a hull of overlapping planks, and complete with a large tiller. There is a closed cabin and various deck accents that give it a very ship-like appearance. It is a good size ark, measuring approximately 20” l x 8” w x 10” h. It is painted in shades of brown, blue/green, red, and yellow. The bottom is marked “Built Nov. 1851”. It includes 26 animal figures, some of which are painted, and two human figures representing Noah and his wife. They come housed in a glass-topped display tray. Although the ark is in “as found condition”, probably missing the odd small piece here and there, it is largely complete, and has an authenticity that speaks to its age and Folk Art roots. Unsigned, it was found in Southeastern PA, and probably made in that area.

Price: $575

2023-Jul-14 07:00am EDT | Tags : Noah's Arks

20-150. A small Noah’s Ark with animals

20-150. A small Noah’s Ark with animals. This little example is in very nice condition, and it has the plus of being compact enough for easy display. The ark is decorated in red, brown, black, and yellow paint, with animals pictured in the windows. The roof of the ark is hinged to make a storage compartment. Accompanying the ark are eight wooden cut-outs with stenciled images of farm animals. Each animal being mounted on an individual wooden base. The ark measures approximately 12.75” x 6.25” x 3.5”. It is in very good condition and dates to ca. 1900.

Price: $295

2023-Jul-14 07:00am EDT | Tags : Noah's Arks Toys

22-029. Portrait miniature of a young woman.

22-029 a & 22-029 c. Portrait miniature of a young woman in a light pale blue dress and a large wide brim hat. Very attractive image. Mounted in an oval brass ring, 3” x 2.5”, and set in a burgundy field with a textured gold frame, all set in a deep black shadow box frame, 8.75” x 7.5”. Ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $275

2023-Jun-15 07:00am EDT | Tags : Silhouettes & Small Paintings Watercolors

22-053. A pastel and pencil portrait of a woman

22-053. A mid-19th century pastel and pencil portrait of a woman in a light blue dress. It is signed “HVH 1842”. The work is under period glass, in a period rosewood veneered frame. The portrait is in very good condition with only a few minor spots, and light toning. The sight size is 10.5” x 9”.

Price: $400

2023-Jun-15 07:00am EDT | Tags : Watercolors Silhouettes & Small Paintings

23-095. A watercolor portrait of a young lad

23-095. A small ink and watercolor portrait of a young lad. Primitive watercolor and pencil drawing on hand laid paper of a young boy wearing a blue caped outfit with white collar and black bow tie, black waist sash, short wispy light brown hair. On the back it is marked “Edward” followed by an illegible name and dated 1839. The period frame measures 5.25” x 5.25”. Overall very nice condition.

Price: $550

2023-Jun-15 07:00am EDT | Tags : Silhouettes & Small Paintings Watercolors

23-100. Fine watercolor portrait of a young man.

23-100. Fine watercolor portrait of a young man. Painted on cardstock with fine facial details. Seated and clothed in a black open frack coat, tan vest, ruffled white shirt and black bow tie. Wispy light brown hair. In a black lacquered frame with ormolu mounts. It measures 7.5” x 7.75”. A very nice portrait in very good condition. Ca. 1830.

Price: $295

2023-Jun-15 07:00am EDT | Tags : Silhouettes & Small Paintings Watercolors

23-099. PA Redware 3-quill slipware plate

23-099. PA Redware 3-quill slipware plate. Drape molded with a reddish-brown glaze. A elongated sigma bracketing a bacon band design with a coggled rim and measuring 8.25" in dia. Short rim line, and a few very small flakes. From Southeastern PA, ca. 1865.

Price: $450

2023-Jun-15 07:00am EDT | Tags : Redware

23-115. Early tin chamber stick

23-115. Early tin chamber stick in old / original black paint. Interesting construction in that the loop handle is cleated through the drip saucer rather the soldered, as is the candle cup. It measures approximately 5.25” dia. and dates to ca. 1810.

Price: $95


23-104. A candle lantern made of sheet iron

23-104. A candle lantern made of sheet iron and composed of 4 glass panels protected by crossed wire guards. One panel is hinged and closed by a wire lift-latch. It is topped by an unusually tall, pierced chimney. The lantern measures approximately 16” h x 5” square. It dates to the mid-19th century and is in good working order.

Price: $495

2023-May-29 03:03pm EDT | Tags : Lighting Devices: All Lighting Devices: Lanterns

23-102. A small wooden Field Keg

23-102. A small wooden Field Keg. Made with coopered oak staves, and softwood ends. There is a side port with a cork and a wire and wood handle. There are 4 wrought iron bans securing the staves. The piece measures 9.5” l x 7.25” dia. Found in Southeastern PA and in very good condition.

Price: $195

2023-May-29 02:30pm EDT | Tags : Primitives Treen Misc. Items

22-137. Pencil and watercolor of a young woman

22-137. Pencil and watercolor of a young woman in a blue tinted dress with a black belt and checkered tie about her neck. It is marked “F.W. Fox 182?”. Mounted in a later walnut and parquetry decorated frame measuring 8” x 5.75”, sight size 6” x 3 75”.

Price: 475 JUST REDUCED

2023-May-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Watercolors

22-140. Pencil and watercolor drawing of a horse.

22-140. Pencil and watercolor drawing of a horse. A naïve work, unsigned or dated, and found in New Hampshire. The drawing is mounted on (not glued down) on a piece of linen and mounted in a period frame measuring 15.75” x 12”. Ca. mid-19th century.

Price: 400 JUST REDUCED

2023-May-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Watercolors Folk Art before 1940

22-223. 19th century pencil and watercolor

22-223. Pencil and watercolor drawing of a 19th century scene. Done in the American Primitive School style. Composed of a man dressed in blue, driving a sulky pulled by a single horse. In a period frame with period glass, measuring 9’75” x 6.75”. By Arthur W. Davis of Newport, NH, ca. 1880.

Price: $125

2023-May-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Watercolors Folk Art before 1940

21-277. A highly unusual religious image.

21-277. A highly unusual, naively painted, and somewhat enigmatic, watercolor of a Human-Lamb chimera. The figure ("Lamb of God"?) is dressed in a robe, and set in a landscape which includes a sun burst, sun rays, and a village which includes several church steeples. Dated 1841on the picture, with strong colors, and in very good condition. Set in a period frame and glass. Frame measures 7.5 ‘ x 5.75”.

Price: $450

2023-May-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Frakturs Watercolors Folk Art before 1940

23-090. Folk Art watercolor of a “Gent on a horse"

23-090. Folk Art watercolor of a “Gent on a horse”. Found in Lancaster Co. PA, watercolor on a torn sheet of composition paper. It shows a gent in black top hat, bow tie, blue frock coat and trousers on a trotting chestnut horse with black flowing mane and tail. The reverse is marked “Frank Campbell, Mary Campbell, Edna Campbell”. In a period painted frame. 11.5” x 9”. Ca. 1840 – 1850. Some foxing to paper, but otherwise very good.

Price: $450

2023-May-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Folk Art before 1940 Watercolors

23-074. Naïve watercolor drawing of a soldier.

23-074. A naïve pencil and watercolor drawing of a soldier, playing a bugle, while mounted on a horse. Painted in vibrant colors of blues, grays, yellows, and cream. The work was done on a piece of lined composition book paper. In both of the upper left and right corners it is marked “No 34”. The back of the piece is marked “T. S. Krause, The Trumpeter, Jan. 10 1866”. It is mounted in a period frame made of a softwood, with a dark red /brown wash, and measures 9.24” x 6.25”.

Price: $450

2023-May-12 06:00am EDT | Tags : Folk Art before 1940 Watercolors

23-030. PA fraktur of flowers and foliage

23-030. PA pencil and watercolor, and crayon fraktur drawing of flowers and foliage. Probably a child’s hand and signed Adrian F. Van Houten, Berwick 1897. It is in a dark red stained period frame measuring 8.25” x 6.25”.

Price: $195

2023-Apr-17 12:11pm EDT | Tags : Frakturs Watercolors

21-181. PA watercolor fraktur of a vase of flowers

21-181. PA watercolor fraktur of a vase of flowers. Very good colors, including red, yellow, green, and shades of blue. In an 11” x 8.75” period frame. Marked on the back of the frame “Emma 1840”. The paper is a bit wrinkled, but otherwise very nice, from a Philadelphia Collection.

Price: $450

2023-Apr-17 11:25am EDT | Tags : Frakturs

19-126. Watercolor fraktur of flowers in a basket

19-126. Watercolor and pencil fraktur drawing of flowers in a basket. Flowers in red and yellow accented by green leaves all in a tan wicker basket. Signed on the back of the drawing “LE” attributed to Lillie Eby, Bachmansville, PA ca. 1897. In a darkly stained oak frame approximately 12” x 14”.

Price: $190

2023-Apr-17 10:43am EDT | Tags : Frakturs Watercolors

Miniature painted oval bentwood trinket box.

21-059 Miniature painted oval bentwood trinket box. Lapped finger joints with iron tack construction. Chrome orange ground with red, white, and green Rose decoration on lid, and black band trim. 4.5” l x 1.5” h x 3” w. ca. early 19th century. Condition: very good with minor loss and wear. $1,200.

Price: $275

2023-Apr-15 08:59am EDT | Tags : Boxes

Small PA bentwood trinket box

21-071 Small PA bentwood trinket box with finger lap and tack construction. Very good paint decorated double thistle design on the lid in red, green, yellow and white. 5.5” l x 4” w x 2” h. ca. early 19th century.

Price: $275

2023-Apr-15 08:59am EDT | Tags : Boxes

Miniature oval paint decorated bentwood band box.

21-052 Miniature oval paint decorated bentwood band box. Salmon ground with blue and white stylized foliate decorations. Similar piece is pictured in “House of Derr” 2ed ed. Made by one of the Derr artisans and owned by Salome Derr. 1.6” h x 4.75” l x 2.75” w. ca. early 19th century. .

Price: $275

2023-Apr-15 08:59am EDT | Tags : Boxes

22-094. N. England tole dome top document box.

22-094. N. England tole dome top document box. Rolled tin plated sheet metal & solder construction. Rolled hasp & wire loop handle. Original black lacquered paint base. Original hand painted designs with tri-colored rope twist on the front. All original, without any repairs. 9.5” x 5.5” x 6.5 Ca. 1825.

Price: $575

2023-Apr-15 08:59am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin Metals Work

23-039. Round flat lidded carved "spice jar".

23-039. A round, flat lidded turned and carved hardwood “spice jar”. In original blue-green paint, measuring approximately 4.75” dia. X 1.5” h. It is in very good original condition, with a wonderful patina, found in NY, and dating to ca. early-19th century.

Price: $450

2023-Apr-15 08:59am EDT | Tags : Boxes Primitives Treen

23-042. A small wooden firkin without handle.

23-042. A small wooden firkin without handle. It is made of one piece of hardwood hollowed out into a short tube. The bottom is from softwood fitted into the body like a barrel. The piece measures approximately 3.5” x 4.75” in diameter. Found in PA, and with a great patina, in very good condition, and dating to ca mid-19th century.

Price: $195

2023-Apr-15 08:59am EDT | Tags : Treen Primitives

22-202.Wrought Iron pan oil/fat lamp

22-202.Wrought Iron pan oil/fat lamp. Pan with raised sides with a rod through the center. Pans swivel and slide up and down the rod, and held in position by a dual spring. Base with 3 tool engraed legs, scroll feet and central punched and pierced rosette. Measures 22” h, pans 9” wide. Found in PA, PA German or German ca. 1700.

Price: 550 REDUCED


22-229. Barn Lantern with 3 glass panels

22-229. Barn Lantern with 3 glass panels and 1 solid sliding panel which provides candle access. Crossed wire guards over glass panels. Glass is original or at least period. It measures 4.5” square x 14” h including the large loop handle. Ca. 1850. .

Price: $450

2023-Mar-11 08:59am EST | Tags : Lighting Devices: All Lighting Devices: Lanterns

23-043. Tin and brass lamp oil filler

23-043. Tin and brass lamp oil filler. Tin body with brass screw lid and fittings. Approximately 4.5” h x 2.5” diameter at the base. Found in RI, ca mid-19th century.

Price: $110


23-027.Pair tin handled tubular stem candlesticks

23-027. Matched pair of primitive tin handled tubular stem candlesticks with strap handle. They measure approximately 4.5” diameter at the base x 5.5” x 4.75”. Found in PA, ca. mid to late-19th century, in very good condition.

Price: $150


23-012. Feather & scroll design jamb peg lamp hook

23-012. Fine wrought iron ornamental feather and scroll design jamb peg lamp hook with a knob tipped hook and thin scrolling upper accents. 8.5” x 6” x 3.5”. Found in Southeastern PA. Ca. late-18th to early-19th century.

Price: $190


22-146. A Kyal, or Cape Cod, fat lamp

22-146. A Kyal, or Cape Cod, two wick fat lamp. Made of tin and in very nice condition. It measures 9.5” h complete with lid and wire handle, ca. 1825. [Provenance: the Lawrence Cooke Collection, Illustrated on p. 104 of “Early Lighting”].

Price: $475


22-182. NY Shaker band box.

22-182. NY Shaker band box. This is an oval, sugar maple bentwood box. It is constructed with tapered “finger lap” joints secured with copper pins and having a light varnish finish. It measures 10.5” x 7.5” x 4.5”. Ca. mid to late-19th century.

Price: $525

2023-Feb-13 09:00am EST | Tags : Boxes Treen Primitives

Maple sugar mold with very unusual designs

22-221. Maple sugar mold with very unusual fish, shell, fruit, and floral-foliage designs. Made of walnut measuring 18.5” x 7.25”. It is in good condition and has a wonderful patina. Ca. early to mid-19th century. It was found in NH from.

Price: $350

2023-Feb-13 09:00am EST | Tags : Maple Sugar Molds Primitives Treen

23-004 Unusual coconut shell formed into tea caddy

23-004 a, 23-004 b. A coconut shell which was lath-turned and formed into a tea caddy. An uncommon form with the top portion cut off and made into a hinged lid. The caddy has 4 brass ball feet, brass face mounted hinge and hasp. The piece measures 3.5” diameter, x 4.5” high. A lead weight forms the interior base. Ca. second half of the 19th century, it is in good condition.

Price: $395.

2023-Feb-13 09:00am EST | Tags : Treen Primitives

23-011. A very nicely turned Ebony cup

23-011. A very nicely turned Ebony cup with a terraced foot. It measures 5” x 2.25”. The condition is very good, and it dates to the second half of the 19th century.

Price: $125

2023-Feb-13 09:00am EST | Tags : Treen

22-133. Dome top paint decorated trunk.

22-133. Dome top paint decorated trunk. Red floral and green foliage on a cream/yellow ground. Made of pine and poplar with dovetail construction. Missing the keeper,18”x8.75”x8.25”. 19th c.

Price: $695

2023-Jan-16 09:00am EST | Tags : Boxes

22-149. PA punched decorated goose neck coffee pot

22-149. PA punched decorated goose neck coffee pot with a brass mushroom knob on the lid. It measures 12”h x 6.75” at the flared foot, and 10.25” from the handle to the tip of the spout. The punched design is three tulips in a pot on each side, with a repeating fish design below the tulips. This example has a wonderful original patina. With the exception of an old repair to the lid hinge, it is in very good condition. Ca. 1825.

Price: $ 975

2023-Jan-16 09:00am EST | Tags : Toleware & Tin

22-224. Watercolor of a comical man on a donkey

22-224. Pencil and watercolor drawing of a comical 19th century man on a donkey jumping over a colorful circus barrel. It is set in a period frame with period glass, measuring 8.75” x 6.75”. Done in the American Primitive School style. By Arthur W. Davis, Newport, NH, ca. 1880.

Price: $175

2023-Jan-16 09:00am EST | Tags : Watercolors Folk Art before 1940

22-098. Early print titled “The Drummer Boy".

22-098. Early colorized print titled “The Drummer Boy”. This lithograph is unsigned, and unattributed to a particular printer. The boy is in a ca. 1820’s outfit. It includes hand panted watercolor accents. 8.25” x 9.5”. In a period frame, ca. 1820’s. Very good condition.

Price: $175

2023-Jan-16 09:00am EST | Tags : Lithographs

22-216. Pierced tin candle lantern

22-216. Pierced tin candle lantern. With candle cup tab fastened (cleated) through the bottom of the case, smoke vent and large original loop handle. In very good condition with no holes or damage. Measuring 17.5” x 5.5” diameter. Ca. mid-19th century from New England.

Price: $450 HOLD

2022-Dec-19 09:00am EST | Tags : Lighting Devices: All Lighting Devices: Lanterns

22-210. Rare 36-hole tin double handle candle mold

22-210. Rare 36-hole tin double handle candle mold. Unusually large capacity mold with wire braced rolled upper and lower pans, soldered tubular candle molds and mounted strap handles. Measures 8.25”x8.25”x11.75”. Found in PA, ca. mid-19th century. Condition: very good with mild age wear.

Price: $695


22-232. A two-piece Maple Sugar mold of hawk

22-232. A two-piece Maple Sugar mold forming a full-bodied hawk sitting on a tree stump. This unusual mold is hand carved in softwood and measures 5.25” x 3” x 1.5”. Two wood pegs hold and align the halves of the mold. Ca. late 19th century and possibly from PA.

Price: $295

2022-Dec-10 09:01am EST | Tags : Maple Sugar Molds Treen Primitives

21-153. Wallpaper collar box

21-153. Wallpaper collar box. Round lidded millinery shop cardstock box. Rag painted exterior decoration. Interior with PA German newsprint. Bottom with construction paper lining. Outside of bottom with “Susannah” in pencil. 7.5” x 3.5”. PA ca. 1850-1860. Very good condition.

Price: $360

2022-Dec-09 10:53am EST | Tags : Boxes Wallpapered Boxes

22-228. Two heart form cookie cutters

22-228. Two heart form cookie cutters. Constructed of tin and solder. One is a flat back measuring 3.5” long X 3.25” wide x 1” deep. The other has a strap handle, and measures 2.75” long x 2.25” wide x 1” deep. Both are in very good condition, ca. late 19th to early 20th century.

Price: $95 for the two

2022-Nov-17 10:11am EST | Tags : Cookie Cutters

22-226. 12 primitive utensils and tools

22-226. 12 primitive utensils and tools including a spice chopper, tobacco cutter, curling iron, cork screw, spoon, knives, forks, wick trimmer and wooden spoon.

Price: $120

2022-Nov-14 09:42am EST | Tags : Treen Primitives Misc. Items

22-186. Hardwood basin with lip

22-186. Hardwood basin with lip measuring 17.5” x 13.5”. Found in PA, ca. mid-19th century. Very good condition with a hole in the handle for hanging.

Price: $150

2022-Nov-14 09:36am EST | Tags : Primitives Misc. Items Treen

22-036. A round paint decorated Bride’s Box

A round paint decorated Bride’s Box. The box is made of spruce bands with a sawtooth notch and split stich bound bands, and wood pegs mounting the heads to the bands. The ground is painted dark blue, the lid is decorated with a bird in a wreath with the date 1823. It measures approximately 14” in diameter and 5.5” high. The condition is very good and it is likely Continental.

Price: $850

2022-Nov-14 09:00am EST | Tags : Boxes

22-032. Utility tray, dovetailed & grain painted

22-032. Utility tray made of soft wood with dovetail construction, and grain painted. It measures 12.25” x 8” x 4.25”. Found in Central PA and dating to the mid-19th century.

Price: $150

2022-Nov-14 09:00am EST | Tags : Primitives Treen

22-063 PA book plate marked “Elisa Smith 1850"

22-063 PA fraktur book plate marked “Elisa Smith 1850”. Pencil and watercolor of two birds holding a sash marked “ES Book” above tulips in a vase on a tray. Framed 7.5” x 9.75”, moderate foxing, ca. 1850.

Price: $495

2022-Nov-09 05:23pm EST | Tags : Frakturs

22-222. Watercolor,19th century industrial scene

22-222. Pencil and watercolor drawing of a 19th century industrial scene. Done in the American Primitive School style. With several figures working at various machines. In a period frame with period glass. The frame measures 11.25” x 825”. The work is by Arthur W. Davis of Newport NH, ca. 1880.

Price: $175

2022-Nov-07 01:30pm EST | Tags : Watercolors Folk Art before 1940

22-112.Hanging candle box with sliding front panel

22-112. Hanging candle box with sliding front panel. Carved side panels and a transcultural swastika cared into the back arch. This is a traditional symbol of good luck. A wrought iron hanging ring is at the top. This example is probably continental. I haven’t identified the species of wood used in its construction. It appears to be a combination of hard and soft woods. The surface is a very dark black/brown finish. It measures 13” x x5” x 3”, and 14” high including the iron ring. Ca. late-18th to early-19th century.

Price: $595


22-040. Paint decorated hanging candle box.

22-040. Paint decorated hanging candle box marked “C. H. K. 1886” with wooden pin and nail construction. Faux marble sponge paint decoration. Lid with sailboat painted scene with sponged floral accents. Arch top hanger handle and single board back. The piece measures 17.5” x 9” x 3.25”. Ca. 1886, probably Continental. Condition: very good with minor paint loss and minor repair to lid.

Price: $550


22-181. Lehnware covered sugar bucket.

22-181. Lehnware covered sugar bucket. Made by Joseph Long Lehn, (1798-1892), from Clay Township Lancaster Co. PA. It measures approximately 9” x 7” diameter. Made of painted vertical staves with iron band supports. Condition: fair, with wear from use and paint loss to the staves and iron bands. The lid retains it typical Lehn paint decoration. Ca. 1865.

Price: $595

2022-Oct-17 09:00am EDT | Tags : Boxes Primitives

22-191 PA side handle (lollipop form) butter print

22-191. PA oak side handle (lollipop form) butter print. This beautiful example has a carved pinwheel design with a light varnish finish. Approximately 6.25” long. Ca. mid-19th century. Condition: very good with light wear from use.

Price: $475

2022-Oct-17 09:00am EDT | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds Treen Primitives

22-172. Rare Lollipop Butter Print

22-172. Rare Lollipop Butter Print is hand carved from walnut. The print itself is a delightfully naïve floral design. The whole piece has wonderful soft, hand-rubbed worn surface with a deep brown patina. It measures approximately 7” long x 3” diameter, 1” thick. The print is likely from PA and dates to the early 19th century.

Price: $575

2022-Oct-17 09:00am EDT | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds Treen

20-212. Small wrought iron rush lamp/candle holder

20-212. A small wrought iron rush lamp with a candle holder, on a tripod base. The lamp is 9” high and dates from the late-18th century to early 19th century. It was found on a farmstead in rural Ohio. In very good “as found”, unrestored condition with no breaks or repairs, and moderate pitting.

Price: $495

2022-Sep-19 09:01am EDT | Tags :

22-171 Witch’s Heart Maple Sugar Mold

22-171. Maple sugar mold in the form of a Witch’s Heart. It is carved from hard wood, likely oak, and measures 5.75” long x 3.5” wide x 1” thick. Constructed of two slices of wood which are nailed together. The floor of the mold is marked “M A”. It is from New England, likely New Hampshire, and dates to the mid-19th century. It has a beautiful deep, dark patina.

Price: $395

2022-Sep-09 03:46pm EDT | Tags : Maple Sugar Molds Treen Primitives

18-143. A very nice cast iron door stop

18-143. Here is a very nice cast iron door stop. The form is that of a “Colonial hunter with his dog”. The piece is not marked for the Company or Foundry that produced it. It is in very good condition, with it’s original paint, and without any breaks, rust or repairs. The piece measures approximately 11.25” long x 11.5” high, and dates to somewhere between the 1930’s and 1950’s.

Price: $160

2022-Sep-08 09:43am EDT | Tags : Cast Iron

22-139 Black tole decorated dome top document box

22-139. Black tole decorated dome top document box. Hand painted and decorated in floral and foliage designs of cream, yellow, green, red, and the rare use of blue. The top also depicts a bird, probably a stylized peacock. The box measure 8” x 5” x 4.25”. Ca. 1820, from New England, possibly New York, and in very good condition.

Price: $295

2022-Aug-30 12:01am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

22-145. Half round butter print

22-145. Half round butter print in a foliage and thistle design, with chip carved border. It has the original turned handle. Made of a softwood or possible fruit wood and measuring approximately 7”l x 3.75”w x 4.75”h. Ca. mid-19th century, it was found in New Hampshire, in good condition, with the expected wear from use.

Price: $595

2022-Aug-30 12:01am EDT | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds

22-160. Horse form flat back cookie cutter

22-160. Horse form flat back cookie cutter, measuring 4.25” x 4.75”. Tin and solder construction. The piece never had a handle. Ca. 19th century.

Price: $60

2022-Aug-30 12:01am EDT | Tags : Cookie Cutters

22-167. A large leaf form cookie cutter

22-167. A leaf form cookie cutter of tin and solder construction. Flat back, never having a handle, and measuring approximately 5.55” x 3.5”, dating to the 19th century. [Provenance: for the Mark and Marjorie Allen Collection.]

Price: $125

2022-Aug-30 12:01am EDT | Tags : Cookie Cutters

22-166. A small leaf form cookie cutter

22-166. A leaf form cookie cutter of tin and solder construction. Handle on the back, and measuring approximately 4.25” x 3”, dating to the 19th century. [Provenance: for the Mark and Marjorie Allen Collection.]

Price: $95

2022-Aug-30 12:01am EDT | Tags : Cookie Cutters

22-161. Boot form flat back cookie cutter

22-161. Boot form flat back cookie cutter, measuring 4.25” x 2.75”. Tin and solder construction, with a flat back. Ca. 19th century.

Price: $30

2022-Aug-30 12:01am EDT | Tags : Cookie Cutters

22-162. Duck form handle-back cookie cutter

22-162. Duck form handle-back cookie cutter, measuring 4.5” x 3”. Tin and solder construction. The piece never had a handle. Ca. 19th century.

Price: $45

2022-Aug-30 12:01am EDT | Tags : Cookie Cutters

22-127. PA paint decorated wall box

22-127. PA paint decorated wall box with a tulip shaped back. Retains the original red ground with floral polychrome decorations. The box measures 8” x 6.5” x 4”. The piece is in very good original condition. Ca. 19th century. 395

Price: $ 395

2022-Aug-15 09:00am EDT | Tags : Boxes Primitives

22-131. A rare, square, lollipop form butter print

22-131. A rare, square, lollipop form butter print. Made of maple with a square head,. and a nice, delicately carved sheath of wheat design, with a chip carved border. The handle has a carved chevron pattern. The butter print is 6.5” l, and the head 2.5” x 2.25”. Very good condition, ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $595

2022-Aug-15 09:00am EDT | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds Treen

22-119 Prattware figure of a Milk Maid

22-119 a, 22-119 b. A hand painted Prattware figure of a Milk Maid. English, likely from Yorkshire, ca. 1800. This lovely piece measures 5.75” h. The bright and typical Prattware colored piece is in very good condition with only minor wear.

Price: $250

2022-Aug-15 09:00am EDT | Tags : Ceramics

22-136. Horsehide covered carved horse

22-136. Horsehide covered carved horse mounted on a platform. Cream colored horsehide covered body with leather horse collar. Hide stitched over body. Make-do repair to the hide on the horse’s back. 14” x 11” x 4.25”. Ca. late 19th century, possibly German.

Price: $350

2022-Aug-10 04:07pm EDT | Tags : Folk Art before 1940 Toys

22-114. PA toleware straight spout tea/coffee pot

22-114. PA black tole painted straight spout tea/coffee pot. Floral decorations in shades of red, yellow, green, and black. The piece is in good to very good condition with all original surface. 9”h. Ca. 1830. [Provenance: Donald and Patricia Herr collection].

Price: $875

2022-Jul-18 09:00am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

22-118. Commemorate the Visit of "LaFayette" (sic)

22-118. Historic black transfer cream ware jug with portraits of “Fayette The Nation’s Guest”, “In Commemoration of the Visit of Genl. LaFayette (sic) to the U.S. of America in the Year 1824”, and “Washington, His Country’s Father.” “First in War First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of his fellow Citizens”. Under the spout is printed “Republicans are not Always Ungreatfull (sic)”. “Ric’d Hall & Son.” Very good condition , minor wear, no visible damage 5”h. Ca. 1824.

Price: $750

2022-Jul-18 09:00am EDT | Tags : Ceramics

22-121. Cutlery tray.

22-121. Cutlery tray made of fruit wood and in it’s original Robin’s egg light blue/green paint. 10.5” x 7.5” x 5.5”. Very good condition with expected use wear. Ca. 19th century.

Price: 225 ------SALE PENDING-----

2022-Jul-18 09:00am EDT | Tags : Primitives

22-125. Tin cookie cutter in the form of a bird

22-125. Tin cookie cutter in the form of a bird. With a handle on the back, and measuring 6.25” l. The piece is in good condition with just the normal wear from use. Ca. late-19th century.

Price: $80

2022-Jul-15 11:00am EDT | Tags : Cookie Cutters

22-095. PA redware slip decorated plate.

22-095 a. PA redware slip decorated plate with 5 wavy lines; 4 short and 1 long. All are decorated with green speckles. 7.5” in dia. Very good condition with only 2 small rim flakes. Ca. 1880.

Price: $395

2022-Jun-13 09:01am EDT | Tags : Redware

22-085. PA Tramp Art miniature chest.

22-085 a. PA Tramp Art miniature chest, made of poplar, pine, and nail construction, having a lid, on brass hinges, and fitted till interior. The chest front in mahogany-luan plywood and trimmed in chip carved cut-out mounts and corner board trim. The front and sides with heart and diamond motifs. The lid with diamond motif. Lid interior with a metal tag of Lloyd L. Mentzer, presumed maker. About 18”x 10”.

Price: $350

2022-Jun-13 09:01am EDT | Tags : Boxes Folk Art before 1940

22-103. Black tole decorated dome top document.

22-103 a. Black tole decorated dome top document box measuring 9” x 5.25” x 5.5”. The pattern appears to be related to the work of the North Shop of New York, ca. 1830. Decorated with rose and foliage motifs. There are a few small rust holes in the bottom, otherwise it is in very good condition with original surface and paint decoration. $475 box measuring 9” x 5.25” x 5.5”. The pattern appears to be related to the work of the North Shop of New York, ca. 1830. Decorated with rose and foliage motifs. There are a few small rust holes in the bottom, otherwise it is in very good condition with original surface and paint decoration.

Price: $475

2022-Jun-13 09:01am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

22-107. Small watercolor portrait of a young girl.

22-107 a. A very attractive small watercolor portrait of a young girl with short blond hair, in a blue dress with just the hint of a white camisole. The image has an atmospheric background and is surrounded by a gold leaf frame which is set into a larger rosewood frame, measuring 10.25” x 9’75”. The sight size is 4.5” x 4.75” Ca. mid to late-19th century. The painting is in very good original condition.

Price: $375

2022-Jun-13 09:01am EDT | Tags : Silhouettes & Small Paintings Watercolors

21-105. A true pair of PA chalkware Poodle dogs.

21-105 a. A very scarce true pair of PA chalkware Poodle dogs. In addition, they are unusually tall at 7”. These are early examples, ca. 1830. The left facing figure has a hole between the back legs, which is from the original, and typically, early thin walls. Otherwise, the condition is very good.

Price: $795

2022-Jun-13 09:01am EDT | Tags : Chalkware

22-108. Native American hand carved scoop.

22-108 a. An unusual form of New England Native American hand carved scoop made of tiger maple. It was carved with 4 unusual ridges in the bowl of the scoop, and a rattail handle. It measures 11” x 5.5” x 4.25”. It has a wonderful patina and smooth surface. Ca. 18th century.

Price: $950

2022-Jun-13 09:01am EDT | Tags : Primitives Treen

21-062. PA red toleware spice canister

21-062. PA red toleware spice canister. Floral motif with rare blue accents (flower’s stamens) on the lid with yellow trim and green swag decorations. 3” h x 3” dia. Ca. early-mid 19th century. Condition: some scratches and modest wear on the sides, otherwise very good with exceptionally nice floral decoration on the lid.

Price: $725

2022-May-16 09:01am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

20-242 Red toleware tea caddy

20-242 Red toleware tea caddy, oval shaped with a round cap. Original red ground with orange and red peach design on a dark red band with yellow accents. 3.25” x 2.5” x 5.25”. ca 1825. Condition: some paint loss to cap and upper rim. [Provenance: Brown – Trump Folk Art Collection].

Price: $475

2022-Apr-18 09:00am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

22-055. 19th cent. watercolor silhouette of a man

22-055 a & 22-055 b. 19th century watercolor silhouette of a man dressed in a dark jacket and trousers seated on an upholstered chair, and holding eye glasses. Framed with sight size of 9.5” x 7.5”. ca mid-19th cent.

Price: $650

2022-Apr-18 09:00am EDT | Tags : Silhouettes & Small Paintings

22-047. Paint decorated cutlery box.

22-047 a. Paint decorated cutlery box. Canted sides with nail construction. Original blue/gray paint with cream-colored designs. Western PA, mid-19th century. 7.5” x 14.75” x 9.25”.

Price: $595

2022-Apr-18 09:00am EDT | Tags : Primitives

21-174. Toleware candle snuffer tray, and snuffer

21-174 b & 21-174 d. Black toleware candle snuffer tray, and hand wrought candle snuffer. The tray ha an asphaltum surface with hand painted flowers in red, green and gold, and measures 9” x 4”. Very good original condition. Hand wrought snuffer is also in very good condition, and is 7” long. Found at a barn sale in New Hampshire. Ca. 1810. $125

Price: $125

2022-Apr-18 09:00am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

21-160 Henry Lapp Attributed Fraktur

21-160. Fraktur. Pencil and watercolor drawing of a cherry branch with 3 cherries. Unsigned, but known to be from Henry Lapp, ca. 1870. [Provenance: Originally sold in 1979 in Ephrata, Lancaster Co. PA at the Cocalico Valley Historical Society Auction; collection sold in it’s entirety, and known to be from Henry Lapp. Ex. Susan Berman personal collection.] Provenance record of the sale recorded on the back of the piece. Framed, measuring 9.25” x 7”. Condition: ca. 1870, very good.

Price: $495

2021-Dec-17 04:16am EST | Tags : Frakturs Watercolors

21-284 PA walnut utility tray

21-284. PA walnut utility tray. Fine walnut and nail construction with sloped sides and ends, and a central divider with scroll-cut divider with heart shaped grip. Measures 13” x 8.5” x 3.5” h. ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $250

2021-Nov-28 11:00am EST | Tags : Primitives

Carved butter print with pomegranate and flower

21-298. Fine turned and carved butter print with pomegranate and flower. Shop made from fruit wood with 2 bell shaped pomegranate berries on 5 leaf stem with small star shaped flower. Edge banded with deep fluted carved bands. 4” dia. missing handle but otherwise very good. Ca. 1850.

Price: $400

2021-Nov-25 11:00am EST | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds

Wheat sheath butter mold attributed to Freeman Mfg

21-290. Factory made wheat sheath butter mold attributed to Freeman Mfg. Co. 3.75” dia. x 4” h. Ca. late 19th century, condition is good, see “Butter Prints & Molds” pg. 186. Cost $60. From Horst 11-20-21, Lot 268. 3.75” dia. x 4” h. Ca. late 19th century, condition is good, see “Butter Prints & Molds” pg. 186. $125

Price: $125

2021-Nov-25 11:00am EST | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds

Variegated compass star pattern butter print

21-287. Early hand carved variegated compass star pattern butter print. Two part walnut handled print. Points of the star with narrow carved connectors and rim with chip carved banding. ound base mounted to carved peg handle. 3.25” dia. x 4.5 h. Ca. early 19th century. Condition: some dry-in cracks, and chips along the rim.

Price: $450

2021-Nov-24 11:00am EST | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds

Single piece variegated compass star butter print

21-300. Fine home crafted single piece variegated compass star butter print. Turned from one piece of cherry wood with elongated egg-shaped grip. 3.5” dia. x 5” h. From PA ca. 1850. Very good condition.

Price: $675

2021-Nov-23 11:00am EST | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds

Slide lid storage box made of softwood.

21-147. Slide lid storage box made of softwood, and square head nail construction. The slide lid has a notched thumb slide. In old robin’s egg blue paint over a red ground. 15” x 9” x 8.25”. Mid-19th century, found in South-Central PA.

Price: $350

2021-Nov-21 11:00am EST | Tags : Boxes

An 18th century 4 wick fat lamp.

20-257. An 18th century 4 wick fat lamp. Made of wrought iron with hand wrought rivets. The hanging bracket decorated with hand struck designs. The 4.25” x 4.25” tray hangs 12.75”. Ca. 1750.

Price: $225


A small painted dome top box

21-203. A small painted dome top box, measuring 9”l x 4.25”w x 4.25”h. Light blue/gray ground with floral designs in red, blue, white, with mustard brush accents. Made of soft wood with a wire bail handle on the top, wire snipe hinges, and newspaper lined. The box is probably continental dating to ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $595

2021-Oct-31 09:28am EDT | Tags : Boxes

PA red toleware document box

21-275. PA red toleware document box with wire bale handle. Measures 9.5” x 6.25” x 7.25”. Accented with gold and cream brush strokes. Retains about 85% original surface with scratches. Ca. 1850.

Price: $175

2021-Oct-30 08:14am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

Large whetstone holder

20-079 Large whetstone holder. Accented holder to mimic historic church “wine” pulpit. Semi-round to narrow tapered base. Carved stave form with upper banded, thumb-notch. Carved flower/button accents. Top braced with metal band, lower point with salvaged tin. Original red paint with wire belt hanger. PA ca. 1850. Approximately 11” l. Very good condition, with whetstone.

Price: $475

2021-Oct-30 07:50am EDT | Tags : Primitives

Turned & painted bowl with old green/gray surface

21-261 B Turned and painted bowl retaining old green/gray surface. 12” x 3”. ca. mid to late-19th century. [Provenance estate of Dr. John A. Ferrara, Westfield NJ]

Price: $495

2021-Oct-29 06:00pm EDT | Tags : Primitives Treen

PA hollow cast chalkware seated cat

21-247 PA hollow cast chalkware seated cat. Polychrome painted accents. 6” x 4.5” x 8.75”. Good condition, ca. late-19th century. $120

Price: $120

2021-Oct-29 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Chalkware

Early hanging pipe box

21-225. Early hanging pipe box made of a softwood with wood peg and square head mail construction in old dark brown paint. 13” x 4.5” x 5”. From New England, ca. 1800.

Price: $625

2021-Oct-29 09:00am EDT | Tags : Primitives Boxes

Early hanging salt box

21-224. Early hanging salt box made of hardwood and wood peg construction in original old red surface. Wood peg hinges. Primitive cross-hatch and chip carved designs. 7” x 4.5” x 4”. Ca. early 19th century.

Price: $460

2021-Oct-29 09:00am EDT | Tags : Primitives Boxes

21-196a. Black toleware coffee pot with straight spout. Japanned ground. Paint decorated swag border around the top in yellow and black brush strokes. Both sides with red, yellow and black tri-floral designs encircled by yellow brush strokes. Top with bellow brush stroke floral design. 8.75” h. Japanned surface worn; polychrome paint decorations very good with only minor losses. All original. Ca. 1830, possibly New England.

Price: $650

2021-Oct-29 06:00am EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

21-215 Fraktur with a religious message

21-215. PA watercolor fraktur with a religious message, which translates as: “A whole heart is in the Glory of the Lord.” Ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $425

2021-Oct-29 06:00am EDT | Tags :

Wall mounted shaving shelf with mirror

21-187. Wall mounted shaving shelf with mirror. Measures 21” x 9” x 3”. Made of chestnut and small square head nails with remnants of original green/gray paint. Decorated with two incised pinwheels, one at the top and one at the bottom of the piece. In good solid as found condition. Ca. mid-19th century.

Price: $395

2021-Oct-28 09:00pm EDT | Tags : Primitives

Folk Art carved horse

21-188. Folk Art carved horse, made of hardwood (walnut?) with original painted or stained surface. Original leather bridal and ears and horsehair tail. Nicely detailed. Body, neck, and head made of one piece of wood, with mortised or peg attached legs. From PA, unsigned in the style of Peter Brubacher. Ca. late-19th century. 9.75” l x 9.5” h. A few small chips to the hooves, otherwise in very good condition.

Price: $695

2021-Oct-28 09:00pm EDT | Tags : Folk Art before 1940

Early 4 wick table fat lamp

21-186 Early 4 wick table fat lamp. Wrought iron and rivet construction. 16” h. Reported to be deaccessioned from the Deerfield CT museum. Ca. 18th century. Condition is rough surface consistent with age and use. An unusual form.

Price: $450


PA toleware tray with crystalized bottom

21-166 PA black toleware apple or bread tray with a crystalized bottom. This is the best crystalized toleware piece of have that I've seen. Rolled sheet tin and solder construction with half moon handles on flared ends. A 1.25" white border with bright floral and vine design of vibrant red and yellow flower heads, and green frond accents with brush stroke accents at the handles. Crystalized bottom oval framed in gold paint.

Price: $1950

2021-Oct-28 06:00pm EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

21-107. An early barn candle lantern

21-107 An early barn candle lantern that dates to the 18th century. These simple lighting devices were constructed of wood, sheet iron and glass. 6” x 6” square x 12” high x 19”h to the top of the wire loop handle. ca. 18th century. Condition: in good as found “in the barn” condition.

Price: $675 SALE PENDING

2021-Apr-25 11:37am EDT | Tags : Lighting Devices: All Lighting Devices: Lanterns

Early PA copper tea kettle. Signed C. Hildebrand

20-139 Early PA copper tea kettle. Signed “C. Hildebrand”. He worked in Huntington Township Westmorland County, Pennsylvania. Ca. 1825. Condition: very good condition, no breaks or repairs, dovetail construction.

Price: $695 Now take 15% off!

2021-Apr-24 09:16am EDT | Tags : Metals Work

PA Moravian redware slip decorated bowl

21-100 PA Moravian redware slip decorated bowl. Decorated in yellow, brown and green. 8.25” dia. 3.5” deep. Ca. 1830.

Price: $495

2021-Apr-22 04:30pm EDT | Tags : Redware

PA redware cylindrical covered jar

21-032A PA redware cylindrical covered jar, manganese decorated over a reddish-brown glaze. 9” h, 6” dia. ca. 1865. Condition: lid appears to be married, but a good color match, otherwise very good.

Price: $275

2021-Apr-22 04:23pm EDT | Tags : Redware

PA redware pitcher

20-250 PA redware pitcher. Dark red glaze with splashes of manganese. 5.5” h. Ca. 1880. Condition: small flea bites on bottom, 2 or 3 missed glazing spots, otherwise very good.

Price: $370

2021-Apr-22 04:20pm EDT | Tags : Redware

Small, slightly bulbus shaped NC redware pitcher

19-064 Small, slightly bulbus shaped redware pitcher with a reddish-brown lead glaze. Marked on the bottom “Jugtown Ware”. 4” h, 3.5” dia. ca. 1925.

Price: $95

2021-Apr-22 04:17pm EDT | Tags : Redware

Small PA redware pitcher

19-028 Small PA redware pitcher attributed to Henry Schonfield, ca. 1930. Mid-section band of impressed reverse brackets. The lead glaze is a reddish light brown. 5.25” h, 4.75” dia.

Price: $115

2021-Apr-22 04:13pm EDT | Tags : Redware

Oval papered dresser box

21-095 Covered with brown paper with blue swag and ribbon decoration. Top in solid dark blue. Top and bottom attached to lid and box by stiches. 8” x 2.5”. ca. 1840. Good to very good condition.

Price: $450

2021-Apr-21 12:56pm EDT | Tags : Wallpapered Boxes Boxes

A Small round, turned wooden jar with lid

21-093 A Small round, turned wooden jar with lid. Made of walnut and paint decorated. Dark brown ground with pink and blue flowers. Lid with round ball finial. 4.75” h including finial x 2.5” dia. ca. mid to late-19th century. No damage and very good condition. x

Price: $110

2021-Apr-20 01:42pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Treen

Red toleware bread basket

21-081 Red toleware bread basket. Paint decorated with foliage, floral and fruit designs in yellow, green, black, cream and tan. 13.75” x 7” at the center. PA, ca. mid-19th century. Excellent original condition.

Price: $475

2021-Apr-18 04:32pm EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

Small black toleware tray

21-079 Small black toleware tray. All original with hand painted florals in red and white. 11.75” x 8.85”. New England, ca. 1840.

Price: $95

2021-Apr-18 04:25pm EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

PA black toleware coffee pot

21-078 PA black toleware coffee pot. Original black ground with floral, foliage and fruit designs in red, mustard and greens on both sides. Top with foliage in greens and yellow. Swag in mustard around the top. 8.75” x 6.85” dia. All original, PA ca. 1850.

Price: $775 Reduce

2021-Apr-18 04:21pm EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

Paint decorated PA pantry box with bail handle

21-074A Paint decorated PA pantry box with bail handle. Paint decorated with birds, flowers, foliage, and swags, in yellow, green, red, blue, and black. Powder post beetle damage to the interior bottom, not active. 9” x 5”. Ca. mid-19th century.

Price: REDUCED TO $625

2021-Apr-09 03:32pm EDT | Tags : Boxes

Black toleware canister

21-070 Black toleware canister with paint decoration of fruit in red, green, and copper toned decorations. A bit faded but all original. 5” h x 5.5” dia. ca. 1820. Attributed to the Filley family of CT.

Price: $295

2021-Apr-09 03:25pm EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

Red toleware child’s cup with handle

20-240A Red toleware child’s cup with handle. Made of sheet metal. Paint decorated in yellow, and black accents on red the ground. 2” dia. x 1.75” h. Ca. 1830. Ex Brown-Trump Collection.

Price: $450

2021-Apr-09 03:19pm EDT | Tags : Toleware & Tin

PA chalkware Rooster.

21-056 PA chalkware Rooster. Hollow cast with mustard ground, and red, and black accents. 7” h. ca mid-19th century. Condition: small chip to comb, otherwise very good.

Price: $425----SOLD----

2021-Mar-17 07:12am EDT | Tags : Chalkware

PA chalkware Poodle dog

20-233 PA chalkware Poodle dog with scratch accented mane and base. It retains original paint accents to ears, eyes, mane, lets and tail. 5.5” x 2.75” x 5.5”. ca. 1840. Condition: minor paint loss, otherwise very good.

Price: $425

2021-Mar-17 07:03am EDT | Tags : Chalkware

PA chalkware cat

20-086C PA chalkware cat with traces of paint on it’s face. 5” x 3.5” x 6.75”. ca. 1850. Condition: paint accents to eyes, ears, and mouth only, nice form and overall good condition.

Price: $295

2021-Mar-17 07:00am EDT | Tags : Chalkware

21-066. PA redware jar by Willoughby Smith.

21-066 PA redware jar in red-orange glaze with manganese spatter. Made by Willoughby Smith and marked on the bottom “W. Smith Womelsdorf”. 5.75” h. Ca. 1880. Condition: small flake on rim with slight wear to rim, very good glaze, and otherwise very good overall.

Price: $225

2021-Mar-12 01:22pm EST | Tags : Redware

PA redware tomato form bank.

21-033D PA redware tomato form bank. Overpainted with white and greenish blossoms and foliage. 3.5” dia. ca. late 19th century. Condition: very good. PA redware tomato form bank.

Price: $120

2021-Mar-12 01:16pm EST | Tags : Redware

PA redware apple form bank.

21-033B PA redware apple form bank. Greenish-brown streaks over red ground. Ex the Donal Markey Collection. 3.5” dia. Ca. late-19th century. Condition: small 0.25” hole in the bottom, minor paint loss.

Price: $120

2021-Mar-12 01:14pm EST | Tags : Redware

Folk Art carved fan tail Rooster.

20-206 Folk Art carved fan tail Rooster. A soft wood carving with painted accents. Unsigned. 5: x 1.25” x 5.5”. ca. 1925.

Price: $220

2021-Mar-12 01:04pm EST | Tags : Folk Art before 1940

Carving of a Pileated woodpecker.

20-023 Folk Art carving of a Pileated woodpecker done in a hardwood with a tufted cap, long beak and tail. Unpainted surface with incised compass ring eyes. Initialed on the bottom “H. A. 1900”. About 4” l. ca. 1900. Condition: good carving and undamaged.

Price: $75

2021-Mar-12 12:59pm EST | Tags : Folk Art before 1940

Folk Art chip carved spread-wing eagle.

19-166 Folk Art chip carved spread-wing eagle by Daniel Strawser. Eagle with wings spread, painted in reddish-brown, red, yellow, and black. Marked on the bottom “D. S. 82”. 10” h x 3.5” w x 5” l. ca. 1982. Condition: no damage, excellent original condition.

Price: $550

2021-Mar-12 12:52pm EST | Tags : Folk Art after 1940

Folk Art carved Peasant Woman with a lamb.

21-064B Folk Art carved Peasant Woman with a lamb. Carved form 1 piece of oak. Very good detail, lightly stained, and marked on the underside of the base “O.R. 1942”. Approximately 8” h. ca. 1942. Condition: nicely carved with good detail, very slight damage to woman’s nose, over all very good.

Price: $95

2021-Mar-10 03:30pm EST | Tags : Folk Art after 1940

Carved Peasant Woman with a basket.

21-064A Folk Art carved Peasant Woman with a basket. Carved form 1 piece of oak. Very good detail, lightly stained, and marked on the underside of the base “O.R. 1942”. Approximately 8” h. ca. 1942. Condition: nicely carved with good detail, over all very good.

Price: $95

2021-Mar-10 03:28pm EST | Tags : Folk Art after 1940

Carved figure of the Chinese leader Mao Zadung.

20-122B Small carved figure of the Chinese leader Mao Zadung, 1” x 4”. Dated 1945 on the underside of the base. Condition: nice carving, no damage.

Price: $75

2021-Mar-10 03:04pm EST | Tags : Folk Art after 1940

Carving of a bust of Abraham Lincoln.

20-122A J. C. Putman carving of a bust of Abraham Lincoln, 1” x 2”. Dated Dec. 8, 1941, on the underside of the base. Note that this is the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Price: $85

2021-Mar-10 03:02pm EST | Tags : Folk Art after 1940

PA hollow cast chalkware spaniel dog.

21-049 PA hollow cast chalkware spaniel dog in a sitting position, and facing right. 10” h. ca. 1875. Condition: repair to right paw.

Price: $350

2021-Mar-10 07:29am EST | Tags : Chalkware

21-010 5 late 18th century wrought iron door latches. The larger 2 are approximately 8.25” and 7.75” long each. The 3 smaller ones are each approximately 5.5” long. They are all in good condition without any breaks or repairs.

Price: $210

2021-Mar-09 08:48am EST | Tags : Metals Work Wrought Iron

Wrought iron double cruise (Phoebe) lamp.

20-258 Wrought iron double cruise (Phoebe) lamp with hand tooled designs on hanging bracket with twisted hanging spike / hook. 4.25” x 2”. Ca. mid to late 18th century. Condition: good with no damage.

Price: $250


PA watercolor / pinprick Fractur painting

21-006 PA watercolor / pinprick Fractur painting. An eagle with spread wings and a banner outlined in pinpricks. Various painted designs and initials “L. S.”, as well as pinprick “L. S.” initials and date “1853”. Approximately 11” x 10”. Ca. 1853. Condition: minor soiling, otherwise very good. $950.

Price: $750 REDUCED

2021-Mar-09 04:40am EST | Tags : Frakturs

Butter print.

20-269 Butter print in a sunflower and folate design. Made of walnut, 3.75” dia. ca 19th century. Condition: chip on back which does not affect design, otherwise very good.

Price: $120

2020-Dec-12 08:13am EST | Tags : Butter Prints & Molds

Toleware tea caddy. 20-262

20-262 Black toleware tea caddy. Original japanning with one large floral and folate design. 7.5” x 4.25”. ca 1850. Condition: original surface with very little paint loss, overall very good.

Price: $350

2020-Dec-09 08:07am EST | Tags : Toleware & Tin

Dome top dresser box.

20-266 Paint decorated dome top Dresser Box. With wire hasp and snipe hinges. Polychrome and grain painted Dresser box with red and black stripe outlined area. Ca early to mid-19th century. 7.5” x 4.75” x 3.5”. Condition: minor paint loss, otherwise very good.

Price: $500

2020-Dec-07 11:13am EST | Tags : Boxes

PA toleware mug.

20-230 PA toleware mug with japanned ground. Floral and folate decorations. 6” h. ca 1850. Condition: original paint with some wear and scratches. [Eugene & Vera Charles Lancaster Co. PA collection]

Price: $750

2020-Nov-16 12:35pm EST | Tags : Toleware & Tin

Soft wood pencil or candle box.

20-224 Poplar slide lid pencil or small candle box in old red wash. 7.75” l. ca mid-19th century. Condition: lid with crack. [Eugene & Vera Charles Lancaster Co. PA collection]

Price: $150

2020-Nov-16 12:10pm EST | Tags : Boxes

Redware slip decorated plate.

20-221 Redware slip decorated plate unsigned, but attributed to Willoghby Smith, Berks Co. PA. 8.5” dia. ca 1860-1880. Condition: good with small edge chip. [Eugene & Vera Charles Lancaster Co. PA collection]

Price: $230

2020-Nov-16 11:32am EST | Tags : Redware

Tin tip tray

20-001 Small round tin tip tray. "Thanksgiving Greeting. Compliments of C. D. Kenny & Co." Shows a young boy in knickers holding a turkey. Approximately 6” dia. ca. 1900. Condition: near mint condition.

Price: $140

2020-Nov-13 05:58pm EST | Tags : Toleware & Tin

Toleware apple tray

20-184 Toleware apple tray in black lacquer ware with polychrome paint decorations. Floral stencil with hand painting. Square bottom with flared, arch top sides. 11.25” x 11.25” x 3”. Ca mid-19th century. Condition: surface alligatored with dry-in lines, otherwise very good condition.

Price: $75

2020-Nov-13 05:52pm EST | Tags : Toleware & Tin

Noah’s Ark

20-150 Noah’s Ark with 8 cut out animal figures. The Ark is paint decorated in red, brown, and yellow. It is made of wood, with hinged roof, and in very nice condition with very good paint retention. 12.75” x 6.25” x 3.5”. Ca. 1900. Condition: slight wear, one animal with slight damage to one side, over all very good.

Price: $360

2020-Nov-13 10:28am EST | Tags :

Folk Art “Dancing Man”

20-017 Folk Art carved jointed "Dancing Man". Unpainted softwood dancing man with nail jointed legs, arms and feet, wearing a short brim hat, suit coat, high collar and Holland type clogs. 4" x 1.75" x 16". ca. 1880 – 1900. Condition: Unpainted, comes with a contemporary stand.

Price: $460

2020-Nov-13 05:54am EST | Tags : Folk Art before 1940

20-015. Chip carved female PowPow medicine doll

20-015 Chip carved female PowPow medicine doll. Made from walnut, in short length dress with hands crossed and resting on lower stomach, mounted on a wooden stand. 9.75”. ca. mid-19th cent. Condition: dark patina, wear consistent with age.

Price: $480

2020-Nov-13 05:51am EST | Tags : PowWow Dolls

Folk Art carved bird on a branch.

20-209 Carved Chickadee bird on a branch. Expertly carved bird with outstretched wings. Feather accents to wings, vibrant paint decoration with wire legs mounted on a Fruit tree branch. About 13” long. Ca. 1900. Condition: bird’s colors very good, bird and branch original, stand contemporary.

Price: $325

2020-Nov-13 05:48am EST | Tags : Folk Art before 1940

Folk Art carved standing dog.

18-260 Folk Art carved dog. Dog standing on a plank with tail erect and ears up. In the style of John Reber with multiple sections carved and assembled with detailed carving and multiple paint layers. 11.25" x 8.5" x 3.5". ca. 1900. Condition: multiple paint layers.

Price: $475

2020-Nov-12 06:54pm EST | Tags : Folk Art before 1940

20-084 Miniature watercolor portrait of a young man in a gilded frame. The back is marked in pencil “Lancaster Pennsylvania”. Frame measures 6.25” x 7.75”. Condition: good, minor creasing line at the scalp. Ca mid-19th century. [Provenance: Jim and Nan Tshudy Collection].

Price: $595

2020-Nov-09 10:06am EST | Tags : Watercolors

PA chalkware Spaniel Dog.

ITEM 19-213 PA chalkware seated Spaniel Dog. Right facing, paint accented with flowing hair. 7.75” x 5.75” x 4”. ca. 1850. Condition: surface soiled, otherwise good condition.

Price: $360

2020-Nov-03 10:31am EST | Tags : Chalkware

Large turned burl wood dough / butter bowl.

ITEM 20-007 Large turned burl wood dough / butter bowl. Made from a maple burl with a wide finger grip rim. Bowl measures 17.25” x 16.5” x 5” high. ca 1860. Condition: interior has knife / chopping marks, bottom of bowl shows bird’s eye burl imperfections.

Price: $375

2020-Oct-27 03:26pm EDT | Tags : Treen Primitives

Wallpaper covered trinket box.

ITEM 20-186 Wallpaper covered trinket box, with domed top and wire hinges. The box has a small chest lock and hasp latch. The wallpaper is a marbleized mix of green, yellow and red. A small brass embossed button is on the lid. The box measures 7.75” x 4.5” x 3.5”. ca. early to mid-19th century. Condition: wire hinges replace fabric hinge, minor paper damage to wallpaper cover.

Price: $225

2020-Oct-27 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Wallpapered Boxes Boxes

Early domed lid candle box.

ITEM 20-155 Here is an early Pennsylvania domed top candle box with matching curved front and back panels. Hand painted floral designs on the front and lid, with accompanying initials “L B” on the lid. The box is made of poplar and from PA. It measures 10” x 5.5” x 6”. Condition: split on hinge line in top, wire hinge repaired, otherwise good. ca. late 18th to early 19th century.

Price: 550 Reduced!


PA redware pie plate.

20-215 PA redware pie plate, with a rich reddish/brown glaze. 7.25" diameter. ca.1850.

Price: $120

2020-Oct-24 04:03pm EDT | Tags : Redware

PA Redware still bank.

20-130 PA redware still bank in the form of a jug. Unglazed in very good condition, 4.5" high. ca. 1875.

Price: $150

2020-Oct-24 01:29pm EDT | Tags : Redware

PA redware plate

20-067 PA redware plate with 4 lines of yellow slip decoration. Minor glaze loses and chips consistent with age. ca. 1850.

Price: $395

2020-Oct-24 01:06pm EDT | Tags : Redware

20-19 Dove weathervane with directional indicator

20-199 Very unusual sheet metal Dove weathervane with directional indicators. From the top of the wood block base to the top of the bird's head is 25.25", from beak to tail measures 12.25". The weathervane is from the Ephrata area of Lancaster Co. PA and dates to ca. 1880. This piece is quite rusted and in as-found condition. It's still a very unusual form.

Price: 495. Pick-Up Only

2020-Oct-24 11:22am EDT | Tags : Weathervanes

PA Redware fish form food mold.

20-093 PA redware food mold in the form of a fish. It measures 17.5" long. Very small "bite" out of rear foot, otherwise in very good condition. ca. 1880.

Price: $225

2020-Oct-24 10:00am EDT | Tags : Redware

19-220 Stag sheet metal weathervane.

19-220 Sheet metal Stag weathervane with wire bracing and encased base on original rod. Mounted on an old bed balustrade turning, mounted on a piece of salvaged barn wood base. Complete with 4 bullet holes. Measures 16" x 18" and an overall height of 38.5". Ca. 1900.

Price: 775 Pick-Up Only

2020-Oct-23 11:33am EDT | Tags : Weathervanes


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