J and R Ferris Antiques

Scott R Ferris | 3000 Moose River Rd, Boonville, NY 13309 | 315-542-1643 | rkentiana@yahoo.com

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J & R Ferris Antiques, of Boonville, NY, has been in business since the early 1970s. Janette (Jan) and Richard (Dick) set out as purveyors of 18th and 19th century militaria and Americana from a little shop in Madison, NY. In 1984 Dick's son, Scott, became a full time member of the business. Following the passing of both Dick and Jan, Scott now wears all hats. He brings with him his knowledge of the fine arts–he is a specialist in the art of Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) (see also http://www.scottrferris.com and http://www.rockwellkentpaintings.com). Policies: Scott Ferris (J & R Ferris Antiques) will be happy to discuss my merchandise in as complete detail, including condition, as possible. Where I lack information I will try to fill the gap by suggesting reference material. I am happy to send additional images upon request. If I have missed a significant issue with an item, especially if it effects its monetary value, I will accept a return for credit toward another item (see Return Policy). Return Policy: –Upon receipt of shipped merchandise, please inspect it immediately. If, for any reason, the merchandise is not satisfactory to the purchaser, be sure to notify me within 48 hours, via telephone (315-542-1643). –In the case of returned merchandise, the purchaser is responsible for credit card processing fees, and shipping/insurance fees. Handling and Shipping: All shipping and insurance is to be paid by the purchaser. If I am going to be in your community I will be happy to deliver your purchase (with prior arrangements) without charge. Terms of Payment: –J & R Ferris Antiques accepts, as forms of payment, personal checks, cashier’s checks, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal. Payment by charge cards or PayPal must include these companies fees–approximately 2.5-3.75 percent. Payment must be made within three (3) days of your commitment to purchase unless other arrangements have been made. –Merchandise will be shipped once your charge has been accepted or your personal checked has cleared the bank. –Any New York State based sales require 8.75% sales tax.


Tropical shoreline

An oil on canvas of a tropical shoreline. Date and location unknown. This painting measures approximately 9 by 13 1/4 inches. (21-UUE)

Price: $275

2021-May-05 03:33pm EDT | Tags : tropical landscapes tropical paintings

Pipe and match cup as a Colonial figure

A pipe and match cup in the form of a Colonial figure. The open top (head) served to hold the pipe, and the pack-basket, the matches. The back of the chair on which the figure sits is a scratch board for the matches. This painted metal – pot metal, brass? – container measures 5" high by 3 1/2" deep and 3 3/8" wide. (20-HE)

Price: $195

2021-Apr-30 04:21pm EDT | Tags : pipe smoking tobacciana match safes

Folk Art Dancer: Articulated, Cut from Copper

This articulated dancer appears to have been cut from copper. He measures 14 1/2 inches tall. The rod on which he is suspended is 18th inches long. (He reminds me of a Bill Trayor composition – his sharp definition.) (20-8UNJ)

Price: $450

2021-Apr-25 07:30pm EDT | Tags : Bill Traylor like folk art dancers dancers cut from metal

Wood carving of a Bobby, a police officer

This 5 inch (by 1 1/8 diameter) depiction of a 19th century Bobby, or police officer, is carved (probably) in maple. (4-21T0)

Price: $115


Carved wood pendant: "Hard Man" inscribed on back

This 4 inch, carved wood pendant has the title "Hard Man" scratched into the back of the piece. A "ring" is applied to the head to allow for attachment to a chain.

Price: $59.00

2021-Apr-19 08:53pm EDT | Tags : pendants wood carvings jewelry

Eagle Cartridge Box Plate, Desk or Paper Weight

A desk or paper weight using a Civil War era, eagle cartridge box plate for its decoration. The weight base measures 3 5/8 inches square.

Price: $95


1843 American Boxed Scale

Early American boxed "coin" scale. "Weights of the old Eagle," is the wording on one of two slips of paper that denote measurements or ways of measuring. The date of "1843" is penned on the inside of the cover. 8 weights. The box measures 6 1/8 by 3 1/4 by 1 inches.

Price: $325

2021-Mar-05 05:46pm EST | Tags : Antique coin scales American measuring devices

American Eagle Stamped Boxed Scale

Early 19th century boxed scale with weights. The box is gold stamped on a leather cover, with the American eagle. The box itself measures 6 by 2 7/8 by 1 1/2 inches.

Price: $295


Chinese Dotchin Scale: Gold Rush Era

Chinese dotchin scale, or otherwise referred to as an "opium scale": used to measure a variety of items during the era of the "Gold Rush." For details on this devise and its use visit this website: https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/dotchin-opium-scale

Price: $110

2021-Mar-05 05:20pm EST | Tags : dotchin or opium scale Chinese scales Gold Rush scale

"Rosie" painted snuff box

This papier mâché snuff box is decorated on its cover with a painting of a lovely young lady adorned with roses. The box measures approximately 3 1/2 long by 1 1/2 deep by 1 inches high. (LE-7)

Price: $110

2021-Feb-12 11:39am EST | Tags : #paintedsnuffboxes

"Shovel" ladle

This ladle is carved into a shovel form, perhaps to be used as a scoop for dry goods. (16-41-LE)

Price: $96

2021-Feb-12 11:36am EST | Tags : #kitchenantiques #countryantiques

Snuff with a crest motif

This tin or white metal snuff box is painted white (overall) with a multi-colored and engraved crest on its top. (7-LE)

Price: $98

2021-Feb-12 11:31am EST | Tags : antique crests #historiccrest

Ladle, side "scoop"

This ladle has a deep half-circle form. It measures approximately 8 1/4 at its longest and 4 1/2 inches at its widest. (16-40LE)

Price: $95

2021-Feb-12 11:22am EST | Tags : antique ladles country antiques antique kitchen items

Silver snuff box with floral motif

This silver snuff box is engraved with a floral motif, top to bottom. It measures 2 3/8 inches wide, and has the hallmark, "W," within the cover.

Price: $125

2021-Feb-12 11:16am EST | Tags : snuff boxes silver antiques

Hand Carved Wood Draft Horse

This hand carved wood draft horse was probably cut off of a pull-toy-base (which would explain the hole through the snout–to attach a string), or possibly from a child's chair. The horse measures about 4 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide. There is a crack in the base, by the second hoof from the back. Therefore, I would accept $63, including shipping

Price: $63

2021-Jan-26 03:02pm EST | Tags : horse pull toy folk art wood carving horses

18th Century Wrought Iron Broiler

George Neumann, in his book, “Early American Antique Country Furnishings,” describes broilers thusly: “These wrought-iron easel forms are often called ‘Scottish broilers’; meat, fish, or bread was placed on the sloping front and set facing the fire; note their innovative scrollwork.” This broiler has a brace that measures 19 inches, with the broiler itself measuring approximately 14 by 14 1/4 inches. There is a loop at the top of the easel form that would be used to hang the broiler when not in use.

Price: $375

2021-Jan-26 12:02pm EST | Tags : Early American Broilers 18th century kitchenware

Greenland Press Bookplates: Rockwell Kent Designs

Five bookplates designed by Rockwell Kent and published by Greenland Press. Greenland Press began publishing Kent's designs in the 1940s. The bookplates were sold in boxed sets, and distributed through Tiffany & Company, as well as booksellers such as Dutton's and Brentano's.

Price: $100

2021-Jan-26 11:16am EST | Tags : Bookplates Greenland Press

Chase Wine Chill with Rockwell Kent Design

“The child Bacchus, homeward bound with wine grapes,” is the motif designed by Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) for this wine chill by manufactured by Chase Brass and Copper Company in 1934-1935. It was produced in all-chrome (which this one is) or polished brass and copper. The chill measures 9 1/4 inches high by 8 1/2 inches at its upper diameter. Two of several references that refer to this object include “Chase Complete: Deco Specialties of the Chase Brass & Copper Company” and “Chase Catalogs: 1934 and 1935: Chromium, Brass & Copper Specialties.”

Price: $750

2021-Jan-26 11:07am EST | Tags : Rockwell Kent Chase Brass and Copper Company Wine coolers

Belt Clip: Late 18th-Early 19th Century

This 19th century (or earlier) belt clip depicts a central bouquet surrounded by clef-like framing, topped with a crown. Silver hallmarks on the verso have faded enough that they are difficult to identify. The overall piece measures 3 1/4 inches; with the actual emblem measuring 2 7/8 by 1 3/4 inches.

Price: $144

2020-Dec-31 10:28am EST | Tags : Scottish broaches silver jewelry

18th-19th Century Belt Clip

This 18th-19th century silver belt clip depicts a burst of leaves, in fan form, which measures 2 1/2 inches overall, with the emblem measuring 1 3/4 by 1 5/8 inches. As the hallmarks have worn off it is difficult to determine where this clip was made.

Price: $129

2020-Dec-28 09:48am EST | Tags : antique belt clips silver belt clips antique assessories

Folk Art Pulley

A pulley system that may have been used on a spinning wheel... depicts a bird, chicken-like, with an exceptionally large tail that looks more like it could be found on a squirrel or airplane... hence, the folk description. The bird/pulley measures approximately 8 1/8 by 2 3/4 inches; counting the overall height, including the stand, 9 3/4 inches. (7-EP)

Price: $110

2020-Dec-26 01:01pm EST | Tags : folk art animals spinning wheel adornments

Carte de Visite of General Grant by Joseph Ward

Joseph Ward, 125 Washington Street, Boston, produced this carte de visite of General Ulysses S. Grant–stamped on the verso. "Gen. Grant" captions the image.

Price: $65


Shell Purse or Bag

This tiny little purse is made of shells that are strung together with thread. It measures approximately 3 by 2 3/8 inches; 6 1/4 inches at its longest, when the handle is outstretched. (12/10-ER)

Price: $95

2020-Dec-18 11:27am EST | Tags : shell art vintage purses folk art

NEW PRICE: Melon Basket with "God's Eye" Knots

This 19th century melon basket boast "God's Eye" knots on each side. The basket measures approximately 6 3/4 by 4 inches. Condition is very good, overall.

Price: $125 plus shipping

2020-Dec-18 09:24am EST | Tags :

NEW PRICE: Buttocks Basket

This 19th century buttocks basket measures approximately 7 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches. Overall, in very good condition. Somewhere along the line someone decided to provide a protective coat to the bottom of the basket.

Price: $124 plus shipping

2020-Dec-18 09:20am EST | Tags : 19th century baskets buttocks baskets

Baskets (see individual entries)

Two small baskets posted separately.

Price: See entries

2020-Dec-18 09:18am EST | Tags :

Ulysses S. Grant: The Barr & Young Image

The Barr & Young, Ulysses S. Grant image. Labeled on verso: "Barr & Young/Army Photographers,/Vicksburg, Mississippi." I assume that the original owner of this carte de visite clipped the corners of the card, and penned Grant's name underneath the image. (12-107LE)

Price: $98

2020-Dec-18 09:10am EST | Tags : Ulysses S. Grant General Grant Civil War carte de visites

Carte de Visite of U. S. Grant: Mariette, OH photo

This carte de visite of General Ulysses S. Grant was created by "Cadwallader & Tappen's, Gallery of Art, Front St., over the Bank, Mariette, O" (as the label reads). "U. S. Grant" captions the image. It appears as though the card, on which the image lays, was trimmed to the image, some years ago (for unknown reasons). (13-161)

Price: $65

2020-Dec-17 09:58pm EST | Tags : Ulysses S. Grant General Grant cdv Carte de Visites

Blue Bill Decoy

The carver of this Blue Bill decoy is unknown, though obviously someone well skilled at carving and painting birds. The subtle painted feathering on the sides is of special note.

Price: $235

2020-Dec-16 02:40pm EST | Tags : Blue Bill decoy carved birds folk art carvings

Golden Eye Decoy

This Golden Eye hen is attributed to Walt Avis, of Toronto, Canada. The decoy is numbered on the bottom, and was obviously placed in service (thus the paint loss). (7-388HXR)

Price: $240

2020-Dec-16 02:33pm EST | Tags : Walt Avis decoy carver decoys Golden Eye decoy

Carved Gun Powder Measures

Two 20th century reenactor's gun powder measures: One depicting a man's face, the other, two winding feathers ending (at the opening) at a hoof. The man' face measures approximately 5 1/4 inches; and the feathers/hoof, 6 1/4 inches. (2xEX-12-20)

Price: $65 each

2020-Dec-16 02:15pm EST | Tags : reenactors powder horns powder flasks

Miniature (English) Tub

Made of what appears to be mahogany (strapped with brass) this miniature tub measures approximately 4 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/8 inches deep, by 3 inches high. The tub is probably English, dating to the late 18th-early 19th century. Its small curved handles are carved. The tub insert is made of copper. (LE-12/20)

Price: $128

2020-Dec-14 04:54pm EST | Tags : antique bathtubs mahogany furniture

Miniature Coffee Pot

Miniature tin coffee pot, measuring approximately 3 inches high with a base of 2 1/2 inches. (EN)

Price: $76

2020-Dec-13 07:02pm EST | Tags : antique kitchen utensils antique coffee pots Shaker items

Miniature Lantern

Miniature brass, sand-weight lamp, measuring approximately 4 inches tall. (LE-12-10)

Price: $84

2020-Dec-13 06:57pm EST | Tags : sand weight lanterns antique lighting

Chalice Whimsy

Finely turned chalice whimsy, measuring approximately 5 1/4 inches tall, with a 2 inch base. There is a slight crack in the bowl, and old repairs to the mid and lower stem (as depicted). (LE-12/10)

Price: $110

2020-Dec-12 09:14pm EST | Tags : chalice whimsy antique woodwork

Three Piece Child's Miniature Transferware

Three piece child's miniature transferware dinnerware: Platter, gravy bowl, and tureen. For a size reference, the platter measures approximately 2 3/4 by 2 1/8 inches. Small dings on both ends of the tureen (largest chip pictured). (UXP12/10)

Price: $129 including shipping

2020-Dec-12 08:50pm EST | Tags : transferware antique dinnerware childrens toys

Tintype of Bicyclist

Tintype of two bicycliclist, later 19th century. (WE)

Price: $74

2020-Dec-08 04:28pm EST | Tags : bicycles bicycle photographs

Turquoise Bracelet: Pawn

An old pawn bracelet made of four turquoise stones, mounted on what appears to be copper plating. The design is created by stamping, turned wire and “roping.” I am not sure what the stamp “H8” signifies. The bracelet could be worn by youth or adults, by females as well as males. The piece measures approximately 53mm internal diameter, 34mm high, and 40mm front-to-back.

Price: $85

2020-Dec-01 11:48am EST | Tags :

1930s Navajo Turquoise Ring

1930s Navajo, pawn, turquoise stone mounted on a silver ring. Silver beads encircle the turquoise mount. The faint initials scratched on the backboard of the ring reads “DRU.” Whether these are the initials of the maker or owner is unknown. The ring could be worn by a female or male. The ring measures 53mm internal diameter by 34mm high, by 40mm front-to-back.

Price: $65

2020-Dec-01 11:44am EST | Tags : DRU signed Navajo jewelry

Navajo Turquoise Ring: 1920s

1920s Navajo turquoise ring, with three separate styles of “framing” around the stone–half moon, twist, diamond. Three prong support on the back. The ring shows patina, and is in good condition. Approximately 18mm diameter, 29mm high, and 27mm wide.

Price: $60

2020-Dec-01 11:21am EST | Tags : 1920s Navajo ring

Navajo Pendants: Including Work by Larry Bill Tom

The silver, circular pendant boast an abstract design which winds in between a green stone (a type of turquoise) and red coral. The maker’s name is stamped on the verso: “L. B. Tom”–noted Navajo silversmith Larry Bill Tom. The six sided silver pendant bares a design that is created by a low relief (subsurface), textured and darkened, abstract design contrasting against the brighter, silver surface. Marked on the verso is “Navajo A”–perhaps the “A” is the maker’s initial(?) These pendants can be worn by a female or male, youth or adult. The circular pendant diameter is 26mm; the measurements of the jagged pendant are approximately 41mm by 14mm (at the widest). Additional images can be found on my website: https://jandrferrisantiques.com.

Price: $65, Larry Bill Tom; $45, angular pendant

2020-Dec-01 11:00am EST | Tags : Larry Bill Tom Navajo jewelry

GAR Presentation Pewter Cup and Saucer

Pewter cup and saucer, with an engraved presentation on the cup that reads: “From comrades of Chaplain Brown’s Post Oct. 23, 66-91.” Brown’s Post, #106, located in Valparaiso, IN, was named after Chaplain James Caldwell Brown, of the 48th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. The cup and saucer were made by, and thus marked: “James W. Tufts. Boston. Warranted. Quadruple Plate. 1371.” Some bends in the pewter, with patina, otherwise in good condition. Standard cup and saucer size. (09-TEZ)

Price: $130


Rummer Size, Tin Canteen

This 19th century, tin, rummer sized canteen has a screw top spout. It measures approximately 5 inches in diameter and 1 3/4 inches deep. The edge of the top right belt loop is loose.

Price: $110

2020-Nov-29 03:27pm EST | Tags : 19th century canteens

Silhouettes: Black Americana

"One of the ups and downs of everyday Life. May 4, 1882. Mattis(?)" Ink drawing on two sheets–mounted on a double page, notebook spread. Some foxing. Drawing: Approximately 4 inches x 9 7/8 inches; sheet: ~6 3/8 inches x 10 inches. $85.

Price: $75, including shipping

2020-Nov-29 12:48pm EST | Tags : Black Americana Silhouettes

Civil War Field Kit Collapsible Cups

Collapsible cups. –Collapsible cup with tin case. $125; –Civil War officer's cup in pewter, from the "Will Plank museum"–author of "Banner & Bugles." Bannerman. $125.

Price: $110 each; $190 for both

2020-Nov-29 12:40pm EST | Tags :

GAR and Sons of Veterans Pins, Badges, Images

“Pluribus.” (White cross with gold eagle and flag motif, on black ribbon.) $20. Woman Relief Corp. 1883 on red, white and blue ribbon. $15. For Department Commander. William H. Daniels (with flag). $20. Los Angeles, Cal. 1912. GAR 46th National Encampment. $30. GAR Medal of Honor style. (Detached from flag ribbon.) $35. S of V [Sons of Veterans] Auxiliary. 1883. $20. Tintype of two women wearing kepis with GAR insignia; with Womans Relief Corp pin; and a note that reads: “This is the medal worn by the Woman’s Auxiliary of the GAR organized in 1883.” $30.

Price: Individually priced or $130 for all, plus shipping


"German Tarots" Cards

This set was probably referred to as "German tarots," from what I gather in Catherine Perry Hargrave's "A History of Playing Cards." The note on page 157 is her only mention of Ferd. (Ferdinand) Piatnik and Söhne, Wien (thus dated 1890): otherwise she just lists Piatnik. The Vienna based company has been in business since 1824, according to Wikipedia. Per Hargrave a set was made up of 53 cards; this set appears to have been mixed, over the years, as it has 61 cards, a few of which were probably made later–they're sharper, cleaner. There are 32 numbered cards and 29 face cards–6 each of hearts and clubs, 11 diamonds, 4 spades, 2 minstrels. Beautiful compositions! $95 including shipping/handling (7-789). (Another set is available on eBay. The seller is asking $250.)

Price: $95

2020-Nov-29 11:51am EST | Tags : tarot cards antique card games

White Squadron, U.S. Navy Card Game

White Squadron cards: The United States Navy. Made by The Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, © 1896-97. Each card depicts a noted Navy vessel, with a brief description.

Price: $45

2020-Nov-29 11:47am EST | Tags : White Squadron U.S. Navy Fireside Game Company

Pewter, Covered Stein

A covered stein, in pewter. Hallmarked on the handle: “G K,” with an image of a standing figure in between the letters. Approximately 3 1/4 inches high (not counting the height of the handle) by approximately 4 inches wide, including the handle. The diameter is approximately 3 inches. (19-11UZX)

Price: $115, plus shipping

2020-Nov-29 11:43am EST | Tags : pewter steins

Silver Snuff Box: Initialed, Barrel-Vaulted Bottom

A silver snuff box with the initials “R L," surrounded by a floral motif, engraved on top. What makes this snuff different is the barrel-vaulted bottom. Approximately 2 3/4 inches wide by 1 5/8 inches deep, by 3/4 inches high. (19-1LE)

Price: $110, including shipping

2020-Nov-29 11:06am EST | Tags :

Falconer Vase or Wine Chill

Falconer vase or wine chill. Possibly Bohemian. 19th century. Probably Grisaille-painted over blown glass. The solid glass base is applied to the vase. The scene depicts two falconers, one on horseback, the other, on foot, in a mountainous landscape. Three castles and a lone, tall tree complete the highlights of this fully round panorama. Approximately 9 1/8 inches high; diameter of the vase at opening, also approximately 9 1/8 inches; diameter at base, approximately 5 3/4 inches.

Price: $550, plus shipping

2020-Nov-29 10:30am EST | Tags : Grisaille-painted Bohemian decorative arts wine chills

Eastern Rug

This low pile, 20th century rug measures 2 feet 10 1/2 inches by 4 feet 8 inches. Of uncertain Eastern origins. (11-106TEX)

Price: $495, plus shipping

2020-Nov-28 03:00pm EST | Tags : Eastern rugs

Oriental Rug

This 20th century, high pile rug, measures 4 feet 1 1/2 inches by 5 feet 11 1/2 inches. Aside from being Eastern, its exact origins are unknown. (8-338TEL)

Price: $690, plus shipping

2020-Nov-28 02:54pm EST | Tags : Oriental rugs

Iranian Rug

This 20th century, low pile, Iranian rug measures 6 feet 6 inches by 3 feet. It is hand woven out of wool. (11-107EXZ)

Price: $685, plus shipping

2020-Nov-28 02:31pm EST | Tags : Iranian rugs Oriental rugs

45 Star Flag: 1896-1908

This 45 star flag measures 6 by 10 feet (as stamped), and was in service from 1896-1908, when Utah became a state. The presidents to serve under this flag are Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Teddy Roosevelt. The flag is also stamped by its maker, Horstmann, of Philadelphia; and bears a difficult to decipher inscription of "W E Co 4" [so it appears]–perhaps a post's company number. The cloth is a wool/cotton mix. It is machine and hand sewn. A number of holes can be seen in the accompanying images; some patches were sewn on, years ago. I photographed the flag in quarters, due to its size: three of which are included here. The forth image can be provided.

Price: $390

2020-Nov-28 02:16pm EST | Tags : U.S. Flags 45 star flag

The Schering Angel Card by Rockwell Kent

This card, with a Kent design used by Schering Corporation in their advertising, was reused by the artist as a holiday card produced by the American Artists Group (this one being #25287). The image is separately printed and tipped onto the cover. Internally, the text reads: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."

Price: $135

2020-Nov-27 02:17pm EST | Tags : Schering Corporation advertising American Artists Group

Rahr Malting Co. Card by Rockwell Kent

On the centennial of Rahr Malting Company's founding they commissioned Rockwell Kent to write and design a book as well as some ephemeral material, such as this card, to commemorate the event. The card is single fold, with the only illustration and text being on the cover.

Price: $145

2020-Nov-27 02:12pm EST | Tags : Rahr Malting Company

The Home Decorator Guide by Rockwell Kent

"The Home Decorator and Color Guide," by Rockwell Kent, was commissioned by Sherwin-Williams in 1939 as an advertising campaign for their paint products, and for the purpose of helping their clientele select paint colors–two sheets of color selections line the inside covers of the 24 page brochure. Their are numerous vignettes, created by Kent, throughout the brochure, some depicting adaptations of his own home and earlier artwork. With a single fold on the back cover, the full cover folds out like a triptych. This brochure was distributed by W. H. Glover Co., Rockland, Maine (as noted on the back). The original envelop accompanies this piece.

Price: $145


Native American Moccasins

A pair of Native American moccasins, probably made for the tourist trade around the turn of the 20th century. Made of deer or calf skin, and beaded.

Price: $344, including shipping

2020-Nov-26 09:47pm EST | Tags : Native American Indian moccasins

Folk Art Three Stack Steamship

Handmade model made of miscellaneous materials, depicting a three stack steamship, similar to the four stack Titanic. The ship is made, primarily, of wood; with wire and nails to suggest guardrails and lines; miniature, metal window frames; a propeller, and possibly carved (flat) lights. Some of the white, black and green paint has flaked off; a small chip is out of the stern wall; and the front mast is broken off at the top. Other small fixtures are missing, though they do not detract from the overall folky character of the piece. The ship measures approximately 36 3/4 inches long by 7 inches high, by 4 inches wide. (19-34URP)

Price: $310, plus shipping

2020-Nov-26 09:38pm EST | Tags : ship models folk art ships

Francisco Cordero, Landscape

Oil on canvas of a rural landscape with homes, by Francisco Cordero. Little is known about Cordero, though it is believed that he was born in 1851: his death date is, apparently, unknown. It has also been suggested that he painted in Spain as well as Mexico. This painting was probably rendered in the late 1800s. Signed lower right: “F. Cordero.” Measuring at 31 1/2 inches by 16 inches; framed: 37 1/2 inches by 21 3/4 inches. Works of this size, that have sold at auction, have brought up to the $3000s (three-thousands).

Price: $1100, plus shipping

2020-Nov-26 09:34pm EST | Tags : Francisco Cordero Mexican and Spanish art

"Fast Water and Pool (Moose River Series)"

“Fast Water and Pool (Moose River Series),” is a watercolor of 1974 by Edward Christiana (1912-1992). This watercolor on paper measures 18 x 24 inches and is signed and dated lower right as well as on the verso. Unframed.

Price: $950, plus shipping

2020-Nov-26 09:06pm EST | Tags : Moose River Adirondacks Edward Christiana

Emerald Lake (British Columbia), Edward Christiana

Edward Christiana (1912-1992). “Emerald Lake (British Columbia),” (1974). Watercolor on paper, 22 by 30 inches. Signed and dated on recto (lower right) and verso. The watercolor is in good condition overall, with some foxing. Though Christiana was known as the Painter Laureate of the Mohawk Valley (in central New York State) he painted throughout the US and Canada. This composition was conceived during one of the artist’s trips to British Columbia, and completed in his home studio. On the verso he wrote: “Emerald Lake (British Columbia). watercolor, from drawing. [signed and dated 1974.]” Christiana graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1933; was inducted into the American Watercolor Society in 1949; and taught at the Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art from the 1940s until his death in 1992. His inspirations included J. C. Leyendecker, N. C. Wyeth, and John Marin. His oil paintings and watercolors are represented in the Currier Gallery of Art (NH), Worcester Art Museum (MA), and Columbus Museum of Art (OH), among other institutions. (5-20-20)

Price: $985, plus shipping

2020-Nov-26 09:00pm EST | Tags : Emeral Lake British Columbia watercolors

Horse and Jockey: Steeplechase

A jockey, in racing costume, and horse, running a steeplechase. Probably early to mid 20th century. The construction of the brass tray is relatively simple, simple in that its sides are bent up and folded at the corners. The image itself is created by the punching technique. Obviously this is not a tray for carrying drinks as the low relief of the composition does not provide for balancing a cup. The tray is in good condition overall, with some spots of oxidation. And it measures 16 by 20 1/2 inches. (19-25UTX)

Price: $190, plus shipping

2020-Nov-25 03:28pm EST | Tags : steeplechase folk art horse and jockey

Rural Landscape Painting by J. R. Page

“J. R. Page 1892” is inscribed on the verso of this oil on board of a landscape. The scene depicts a 2 1/2 story home, with a central chimney, fronted by a lengthy bridge crossing a stream, and backed by a rocky mountain range that is similar to what one would see in New Hampshire, Vermont or New York. Who the artist, J. R. Page, was is unknown. The academy board on which this painting is rendered is stamped “Devoe & Company,” a prominent 19th century art supplier. 9 1/4 x 12 inches. (11-150UWE)

Price: $140

2020-Nov-25 02:59pm EST | Tags : J. R. Page 19th century artist

Miniature Landscape Painting

Miniature landscape painting on a box top depicts a lakeside building surrounded by fence and trees: framed with a period photograph mat which reads: “J. Gurney. 707 Broadway N.Y.” The oval painting measures approximately 2 5/8 by 3 1/4 inches; the mat: approximately 3 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches. Some damage to the bottom of the painting, just below the gold painted “ribbon”; and some crackling; and minor bends to the brass matting. $135. (8-02UZX)

Price: $85

2020-Nov-25 02:52pm EST | Tags : miniature paintings J. Gurney photography

Lady's Fan: French Courtship

A lady’s fan depicting a gathering in a garden, perhaps a chaperoned courtship. The main composition appears to be painted in watercolor. The staves, also painted, are delicately carved with figures and flowers. There is some slight separation in between a few of the folds. The fan is tacked onto the back of a shadow box, from which it can be removed. (17-34HZX)

Price: $220, plus shipping

2020-Nov-25 02:43pm EST | Tags : antique fans 19th century hand held fans painted fans

Betty Lamp, Tin

This tin Betty lamp is replete with its miners' hook and wick-pick. The age of the piece is uncertain, though tin Bettys, like those made of iron, easily date to the 18th century. This one measures 4 1/2 inches high by 2 1/2 inches at its widest, by 4 inches front-to-back. It is missing its cover (over the fuel pan).

Price: $125

2020-Nov-25 02:15pm EST | Tags : Tin Betty lamps

Brass Hog Scraper

This late 18th-early 19th century hog scraper measures approximately 7 1/2 inches tall with a 4 inch diameter. There is a slight crack in the drip bowl, and the lift may have been replaced early in its history.

Price: $65

2020-Nov-24 04:56pm EST | Tags : Hog scraper

Cornelius & Baker, Philadelphia, Candlestick

This Cornelius & Baker spring loaded candlestick dates to the 1850s. Robert Cornelius and Isaac F. Baker were active, in Philadelphia, about 1851–1870. The piece measures approximately 13 1/2 inches high with a base diameter of about 5 1/2 inches. A repair, or reinforcement, is visible on the underside of the base.

Price: $145

2020-Nov-24 04:03pm EST | Tags : Cornelius & Baker 19th century candlesticks

Crusie, Double: 18th Century

Double crusie with its miners' hook. 18th century. The lower pan serves to catch drip from the lamp. The hook allows the user to plant the lamp wherever needed. It measures approximately 6 1/4 inches high by 5 inches front-to-back, and 2 1/2 inches at its widest. (15-64UTE)

Price: $225

2020-Nov-24 03:55pm EST | Tags : crusie lighting early lighting

"Bobby Shafto" Photo Case with Tintypes of Family

This "Bobby Shafto" case (Krainik #135) houses two tintypes depicting a husband and wife with their baby. The case itself is somewhat rare. (16-17/80)

Price: $140, including shipping

2020-Nov-23 01:04pm EST | Tags : Bobby Shafto photo case 19th century photography cases

Daguerreotype of a Young Gentleman

This daguerreotype of a young gentleman is set in a geometric-motif case (Krainik #321). There are some obvious scratches to the image, thus the reduced price. (28-17/60)

Price: $120

2020-Nov-23 12:47pm EST | Tags :

Agrarian Photograph Case

This agrarian photograph case is listed as #375 in Krainik, Krainik and Walvoord's book, "Union Cases." The case is made for a 1/9th plate image. The enclosed image is not of great quality and therefore is not considered in the price of this item. (13-171LX)

Price: $94

2020-Nov-23 12:30pm EST | Tags : Krainik Union Cases 19th century photo cases

Tintype of Horse and Driver

This half plate tintype depicts a horse with a driver in his cart. (The proper name for this type of vehicle escapes me as I write.) In the background you can see a billboard that appears to advertise the sale of steers. (12-19UEX)

Price: $190

2020-Nov-23 12:13pm EST | Tags : tintypes of horses photographs of horses and carriages

NEW PRICE: Clothes Iron Wire Whimsy

A folk art whimsy, in the form of a clothes iron, made of interwoven wire. This piece measures 7 3/4 inches long (tip to base) by 4 3/4 inches at its widest, and 4 5/8 inches from the flat to the top of the handle. Made for those who do not like to iron! (20-UE)

Price: $70, plus shipping

2020-Nov-23 09:48am EST | Tags : antique clothes irons folk art whimsies wire sculpture

Bird Cage (Most accommodating)

What is more accommodating than a two-doors-in-one bird cage? Small birds enter (without fleeing) through the smaller door, while big birds enter through the larger door (without being crushed)! Voila! The cage, which was painted brown (remnants remain), measures approximately 16 inches tall (not counting the hook), with a diameter of 10 1/2 inches.

Price: $235, plus shipping

2020-Nov-23 09:30am EST | Tags : antique bird cages wire-made contraptions

Early Wooden Clogs

Wooden clogs carved from one block. Geometric motif carved into the top. A "string" or "ribbon" would be used to attach your feet–wrapped around–to the clogs. Approximately 10 inches long by 4 1/2 inches (at the widest), by 3 1/2 inches high.

Price: $95 plus shipping

2020-Nov-22 04:16pm EST | Tags : antique clogs antique footwear

19th Century Candle Box in Blue Paint

19th century candle box in blue paint. Approximately 17 1/4 inches long by 5 3/4 inches wide, by 3 1/4 inches high. Cover slides off one narrow end.

Price: $145, plus shipping

2020-Nov-22 04:07pm EST | Tags : original paint candle box

Document Box in the Shape of a Book

A document box in the form of a book, made of Coramandel (a type of ebony). European, possibly American made, during the latter half of the 19th century. Approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 6 1/4 inches deep, by 3 inches at its highest. The cover (top) of the box angles, by about 1 inch–going from 3 inches in the area of the escutcheon to 2 inches in the area of the spine. The escutcheon, filigree-like, and surrounded by “buttons,” appears to be made of cut steel. The male element of the locking system is gone. There is a crack in the cover, near the area of the hinges, which is hidden by the grain of the wood. For additional images visit https://jandrferrisantiques.com. (13-27UER)

Price: $135, plus shipping

2020-Nov-22 03:38pm EST | Tags : document boxes coramandel box book box

Snuff Box With Inscription Inside

This snuff box is decorated on the cover with eagles facing each other: in-between which is an urn with flowers: the floral motif continues on the bottom. Internally, inside the cover, it is inscribed: "Buffalo, NY 1859/Thomas Swartout/Spencer Shrang."

Price: $84, shipping included

2020-Nov-22 03:21pm EST | Tags : snuff boxes

Traveling Ink Container: 19th Century

This mahogany traveling ink has an inlaid cross on top. It measures approximately 2 1/8 inches high, with a diameter of 1 1/4 inches. The cover, which opens with a slightly turn, has the primary purpose of closing the ink bottle itself–a spring, in the inside bottom of the container, applies pressure to the top which creates the seal. There is one crack down the side of the container.

Price: $40, shipping included

2020-Nov-22 02:51pm EST | Tags : traveling inks ink bottles

Cigarette or Card Case: Depicting Fencing

Papier mâché cigarette or card case depicting one group of fencers in the background: while the two gents in the foreground pause long enough for the man on the left to examine an apparently harmed man on the right. The leather, accordion sides, that attach the front and back and provide depth to the case, have dried, leaving the left leather strap detached. And a surface scratch can be seen cutting across the wounded man's face.

Price: $40, shipping included

2020-Nov-22 02:39pm EST | Tags : cigarette cases papier mâché cases fencing

Miniature Treen Bowl with Lid

Miniature treenware bowl measuring approximately 3 inches in diameter by 1 5/8 inches high (not counting the handle). Nice patina... one crack on one side.

Price: $76, shipping included

2020-Nov-22 01:31pm EST | Tags : Treenware Treen Wooden ware

19th Century Doctor's Field or Pocket Surgical Set

A doctor’s pocket or field surgical set. A couple of the instruments are stamped “John Birk”, –1876-1900 are the dates pertaining to these instruments–another maker’s stamp is indiscernible,and a third is stamped with a crown and a dollar-sign-like symbol. The druggist’s envelope that is within reads: “Waizenegger & Smith Druggists/321 Jefferson St. Burlington, Iowa.”

Price: $160, including shipping

2020-Nov-20 06:56pm EST | Tags : John Birk surgical instruments

Pocket or Field Surgical Set by Theodore Tafel

“Theo. Tafel/Mfr. of Surgical Instruments/Louisville-Nashville,” reads the stamped label on the wrapping. A few of the silk, surgical thread cards were “prepared for” Theo. Tafel, but there is one other that is marked “Yale Surgeon’s Silk.” Theodore Tafel was active on his own–apparently independent of his brothers–1890-1900. One of the folding side covers is detached. (15-46SX/TSE)

Price: $170, including shipping


Barber's or Bleeding Bowl, 18th-Early 19th Century

Barber’s or “bleeding” bowl. 18th-early 19th century. This bowl is much larger than the commonly seen bowls. Presumably the two rings at the outer edge of the bowl, combined with a strap, lifted that side of the bowl, while the curved side rested underneath the neck of the sitter. Approximately 18 inches long by 10 1/2 inches wide. There is one area (depicted) that has worn through. (19-30ULE)

Price: $210, plus shipping

2020-Nov-20 06:39pm EST | Tags :

U.S. 45th Congressional Committees Reports

“In the Senate of the United States,” 45th Congress, Senate and House of Representatives reports for the Committees on Pensions, Invalid Pensions, Claims, Public Lands, Military Affairs, Naval Affairs… 96 pieces, in all: apparently extracted from a bound publication, otherwise in good condition. These documents relate to the 40th US Colored Troops; Company B, 1st Regiment, Michigan Sharpshooters; Company I, 105th Regiment, Indiana, with Rebel General Morgan; Quarter Master, Kentucky; etc. (3-295UTE/207)

Price: $160, plus shipping


Benjamin Franklin Engraving

An engraving of Benjamin Franklin with Facsimile of Signature, with the text: “Engraved from an old print by J. A. O’Neill. New York: Elias Dexter 562 Broadway.” Circa 1860s engraving from a late 1700s print. The beveled, printer’s plate, measures approximately 8 3/4 inches by 6 inches; the image of Franklin, approximately 4 inches high. Loosely framed so that the owner can re-frame according to their desires. (19-42TEP)

Price: $290, plus shipping

2020-Nov-20 02:42pm EST | Tags :

Assination of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth

The New York Illustrated News–June 8th, 1961. No. 83. Vol. IV. pp. 66-80–covering the assassination of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth by James W. Jackson, at the Marshall House, Alexandria, Virginia, on May 24th, 1861.

Price: $95


Jenny Lind–”The Swedish Nightingale”–dressing mirror. Jenny Lind was a popular singer-performer during the mid to later 19th century. As a result of her popularity manufacturers were quick to apply her likeness to objects such as historic flasks and this mirror.

Price: $298, plus shipping


Shaman Necklace: 20th Century, Handmade

Shaman necklace made of blue stone beads and iron (?) figure, on string. 20th century, handmade. The shaman measures approximately 2 3/4 inches high.

Price: $115

2020-Nov-19 05:10pm EST | Tags : necklaces Shaman figures 20th century jewelry

Apple Shaped Tea Caddy

A tea caddy, made of brass bell metal, "disguised" as an apple. When one clashes the top and bottom elements together a pleasant ringing occurs. One side of the leaves is patterned like the veins in a leaf; the other side is plain. Approximately 5 3/4 by 4 inches (at the widest). (18-04UMN)

Price: $124

2020-Nov-16 11:00am EST | Tags : apple decorations antique tea caddies

Dutch Tobacco Box

Dutch tobacco box. Possibly silver plate over brass. High relief floral motif with geometric framing. Early 19th century. Approximately 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 inches. Overall condition good, with tiny to small “slices” of separation on one side; patina, externally; and tobacco stains within. (18-13UEP)

Price: $148, including shipping

2020-Nov-16 10:53am EST | Tags : tobacciana Dutch tobacco boxes

English Standish

English standish or inkstand with two glass inkwells. Approximately 5 inches wide by 2 inches deep, by 2 3/4 inches high. (19-10TPZ)

Price: $244, plus shipping

2020-Nov-16 10:46am EST | Tags : standish ink wells antique desk accoutrements

Brass Embers Carrier: 18th-Early 19th Century

Brass embers carrier with punched floral design. 18th to early 19th century. Probably American. Top door lifts in order to place the embers in the carrier. Long hollow handle. (15-22TXZ)

Price: $240. plus shipping/handling

2020-Nov-16 10:34am EST | Tags : embers carrier antique household items decorative art

Gilt Buttons: 18th Century

Gilt buttons–5 frontal, 3 cuff. Probably 18th century. Possibly cut steel (common for the time period) with gilt. Standard button sizes (approximately 3/4″ on frontal buttons, 1/2″ on cuff buttons). Overall condition is fine, though some oxidation is visible in two of the cuff buttons. (19-50ED)

Price: $95, including shipping

2020-Nov-16 10:27am EST | Tags : 18th century clothing

Filigree Buttons (3):

Filigree buttons made of silver (no markings whatsoever). Possibly European, of the late 18th through early 19th century. Excellent workmanship with no apparent damage. Used, not abused. Loops on back for fastening (intact). Approximately 1 1/16 inches in diameter. Selling as a group of three. (12-100UXP)

Price: $95 all 3, including shipping

2020-Nov-16 10:21am EST | Tags : silver antique buttons filigree

19th Century Military and Civilian Clothing

19th century military and civilian clothing. The military “Great Coat” (more like a cape, with arm slats at the sides), with a bright red interior liner, circa dates to the 1870s-1880s; and the two shirts depicted date to the earlier 19th century. Be sure to visit https://jandrferrisantiques.com.

Price: $395, Great Coat, plus shipping; $100 for shirt; other shirt sold

2020-Nov-16 10:11am EST | Tags : historic clothing antique attire Great Coat

Quilted Baby's Bonnet: 19th Century

19th century quilted baby’s bonnet with ribbon tie. Suitable for framing from right side; left side is stained as a result of “baby activity.”

Price: $132, including shipping

2020-Nov-16 10:08am EST | Tags :

Early 19th Century Gentleman's Socks

Hand knit, knee length, gentleman’s socks, probably dating to the early 19th century. (19-44EZ)

Price: $61 pair, including shipping

2020-Nov-16 10:01am EST | Tags :

"Clothier's" Apron

“Modes de Paris,” is the inscription on this silk apron–possibly used by a clothier. 19th century, and delicate, it serves well as a display piece.

Price: $130 shipping included

2020-Nov-16 09:54am EST | Tags : clothier vintage clothing French fashion

Brass Trivet With Double Heart Motif

Brass trivet with double heart motifs at the apex, and the initials, “A T,” in the center. (19-8UPX)

Price: $129

2020-Nov-15 08:59pm EST | Tags : initials in brassware heart designs in Americana

Brass Trivet With Heart Design in Handle

Brass trivet with heart motif handle, probably late 18th-early 19th century. The piece measures 10 1/8 inches by 5 inches at its widest. (20-HP)

Price: $139

2020-Nov-15 08:54pm EST | Tags : antique trivets heart shaped designs brass ware

"The Battle of the Nile," Porcelain Toothpaste Jar

This 19th century porcelain toothpaste jar, titled on the cover “The Battle of the Nile,” depicts two soldiers (one with a tri-corner hat, the other, with two peg legs) reviewing a map; a gent with arms crossed immediately behind; a man on the left holding an eel spear; a couple seen in the window of the building; a cat and crowing rooster in the foreground; and a man sauntering near the river with a view of London (possibly: see “St. Peter’s” in the distance). Although no maker’s mark or stamp can be seen on the jar the piece is probably English made, possibly Prattware. The top of the jar measures approximately 4 inches in diameter with the bottom diameter, approximately 3 7/8 inches, and 2 inches deep. The condition is good: some wear to the inside top of the jar, though clean everywhere else. The two photographs of the top show a moveable white blotch which is actually the reflection of light. (17-60TWX)

Price: $164


Tazza: 18th-19th Century

18th or early 19th century tazza–a shallow cup or plate mounted on a stem and a weighted foot. Brass, approximately 9 inches high, with a 5 1/2 inches diameter base, and a 8 1/2 inches plate. Decoratively cut, this tazza was probably used for decorative purposes of for holding cards.

Price: $85

2020-Nov-15 02:30pm EST | Tags : Tazza decorative stand 18th-19th century decorative arts

Tri-corner Lantern: Holmes, Booth & Haydens

Holmes, Booth & Haydens, Waterbury, Connecticut, tri-corner/tri-panel lantern: labeled on dial. Circa 1860s. A fuel lantern, which is filled when the container is unscrewed from the lamp. The panels lift up (as illustrated) to expose the wick. Open the following link to read about the history of the company: http://www.thelampworks.com/lw_companies_hb&h.htm. (16-18TTE)

Price: $195

2020-Nov-15 02:14pm EST | Tags : Holmes Booth & Haydens 19th century lighting

19th Century Boxed Compass

This boxed compass is unmarked. It was probably made during the latter half of the 19th century. It measures approximately 2 7/8 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches deep, by 7/8 inches high; with a compass diameter of 2 1/4 inches. (15-9UXP)

Price: $135

2020-Nov-15 02:08pm EST | Tags : 19th century compasses wood box compasses

W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, N.Y. Boxed Compass

William and Lewis E. Gurley, brothers, and makers of precision instruments, in Troy, New York: they were established in 1852. This boxed compass measures approximately 3 3/8 inches wide by 3 1/8 inches deep, by 1 1/8 inches high; with compass measuring 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Marked on the face of the compass: "W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, N.Y."

Price: $155


Dietzgen Surveyor's Compass

Eugene Dietzgen, Co. (1862-1929), surveyor's compass or circumferentor. Made in France and distributed in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, according to the mark on the face of the compass, and the label inside the top cover. Collapsible sights; sighting line intact. Hand-held–no attachment for tripod or stick. Approximately 3 3/16 inches in diameter. In shagreen case. (13-118ULE)

Price: $275


United States Navy Chamberstick, Circa 1867

A circa 1867 United States Navy marked chamberstick: etched in the wax pan, "USN" with an anchor. Stamped on the bottom: "Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Meriden, Conn. Quadruple Plate, 3. The base is approximately 5 3/4 inches in diameter by 2 5/8 inches high. Unpolished, original patina.

Price: $155


18th Century Brass Chamberstick With a Long Handle

18th century brass chamberstick with a long handle. Approximately 4 3/8 inches in diameter, 9 inches overall length, and 4 1/8 inches high. Unpolished, original patina.

Price: $115

2020-Nov-14 02:50pm EST | Tags : chambersticks candlesticks antique lighting

18th- Early 19th Century Brass Chamberstick

18th-early 19th century brass chamberstick of heavy construction, with adjustable candle holder. Unpolished, original patina. Unmarked. Approximately 5 1/2 inches in diameter, and ~4 5/8 inches high.

Price: $145

2020-Nov-14 02:05pm EST | Tags : chambersticks candlesticks antique lighting

Wall Mounted Lamps With Elk Motif

Wall mounted lighting (lamps) with an elk motif. Cut glass beads and crystals (suspended from the mouth of an elk) tempers the light illumination, while a circular mirror, behind the teardrop shaped lamp, projects it. Contemporary, yet made to look like a late 19th or early 20th century lamp. Made by Meyda Tiffany Lighting. Functional, as lighting. The antler on one of the elk heads has been re-soldered. Being sold as a pair.

Price: $110.00

2020-Nov-13 03:39pm EST | Tags : Adirondack lamps Elk decoration

NEW PRICE: G.H.G. Mfg. Co. Lantern by Dietz

The G. H. G. Manufacturing Company lantern, made by Dietz. Manufacturing company’s initials etched into the glass globe. The Dietz signature, at the top of the lantern reads: “Dietz. No. 39. Standard. New York, U.S.A.” ~9 1/2 inches high with a 6 1/2 inches diameter cage. To extract the fuel container one needs to open the top of the lantern–there's a spring loaded latch that needs to be released–and lift out the globe. The wick remains intact. For upkeep purposes, it appears as though the "company fireman" repainted the lantern. (8-225HEZ)

Price: $195, plus shipping


"Flashlight" Lantern

“Flashlight” lantern with collapsible handle and closable side doors–panels on three sides slide up and down. Approximately 6 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches deep. A fuel lamp, it is missing its wick holder. The fuel container slides out the backdoor for refueling and cleaning purposes. For additional images see https://jandrferrisantiques.com.

Price: $115.00

2020-Nov-13 02:57pm EST | Tags : lanterns flashlight 19th century lighting

Telescoping Candlesticks, Early 19th Century

Telescoping candlesticks. English. Ca. 1800-1810. Brass. A "push-up" mechanism, accessed through the bottom of the candlestick, lifts the candle upward as it melts down (see images). For additional images see https://jandrferrisantiques.com. Approximately 9 3/4 inches extended, and 7 inches collapsed. (10-84UBE)

Price: $165 pair


Minor's Patent Folding Lanterns, Jan. 24th 1865

Minor’s Patent Folding Lanterns. Stenciled on the side of each (within floral decorations) is: “Minor’s Patent, Jan. 24th 1865.” Everything is made to collapse, for ease of carrying. Inside, the sliding candlestick folds under a storage compartment (at the back) for matches and extra candles. The original mica glass is intact. Measuring just the lanterns themselves and not the facades: the largest measures 6 high by 3 3/4 wide by 4 1/2 deep, and the smallest, 4 1/4 by 3 1/8 by 3 9/16 inches. 13-95SX (large lantern) 14-79UZZ (small lantern)

Price: $165 (large), $150 (small)

2020-Nov-12 08:36pm EST | Tags :

Decoy Attributed to Mark Whipple of Bourg, LA

Decoy attributed to Mark Whipple, of Bourg, LA. Solid wood body. Original paint. Weight and tether intact. Approximately 10 1/2 inches long by 7 1/2 inches high, by 4 1/2 inches wide. (HZR)

Price: $220.00

2020-Nov-11 08:49pm EST | Tags : decoys Mark Whipple Bourg LA

Decoy by Carver William M Boyd, Havre de Grace, MD

Solid bodied decoy carved and painted by William M. Boyd, Havre de Grace. Signed on the bottom of the decoy. For additional information email rkentiana@yahoo.com and visit https://jandrferrisantiques.com $295.

Price: $240.00

2020-Nov-11 08:39pm EST | Tags : decoys William M Boyd carved birds

Pintail Drake Decoy

Pintail drake. Early-Mid 20th century. Solid bodied, simply painted, elegantly carved. (7-386HXR)

Price: $225.00

2020-Nov-11 08:31pm EST | Tags : decoys

Carve Horse Head, 19th Century

Horse head, possibly from a 19th century rocking horse. Carved from wood, with subtle low relief forms depicting eyes, nostrils and other facial features. Remnants of the original white, black and red paint. Horse hair, inserted into the back of the head, serves as the mane. Holes in the top of the head once held (probably) leather ears. From the mane to the mouth measures approximately 6 inches; and from the top of the head to the base measures approximately 4 3/4 inches. (12-82TTE)

Price: $135.00

2020-Nov-11 08:26pm EST | Tags : horses rocking horses 19th century children's toys

Deep Scoop, Side Ladle

This 19th century ladle, or paddle, is deep scooped, and measures 8 1/4 inches by 4 1/2 inches at its widest. (16-40LE)

Price: $98.00

2020-Nov-08 07:48pm EST | Tags : ladles antique kitchen utensils

Paddle Form Ladle

This early 19th century ladle, in the form of a paddle, measures 9 3/4 inches by 3 5/8 inches at its widest. (16-42LE)

Price: $95.00

2020-Nov-08 07:42pm EST | Tags :

"Right Hander's" Ladle

This ladle measures 8 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches at its widest. (16-39LE)

Price: $90.00

2020-Nov-08 07:20pm EST | Tags : ladels antique kitchen utensils

Native American Ladle

This “long blade" ladle may have been Native American made. It’s 19th century; and measures 13 1/4 inches by 2 7/8 inches at its widest. (8-315UTX).

Price: $135.00

2020-Nov-08 07:05pm EST | Tags : ladels American Indian Native American

Bugler on Horseback: Mailbox Door

Cast iron door for a postbox, depicting a bugler on horseback announcing mail delivery. The opening to the left probably provided access for the courier’s box key. (The pictured example can be seen in the film “A Beautiful Mind.”) (18-40UXQ)

Price: $155.00

2020-Nov-08 10:12am EST | Tags : iron work postal collectibles folk art

Burl Veneer Box

17th-18th century document or personals box, veneered with burl wood, and clasped with decoratively cut brass straps. An excellent example of early craftmanship. 12 inches wide by 6 1/4 inches deep, by 7 inches high. Some burl repair and loss on the back side of the cover, otherwise, good condition. (16-25HPX)

Price: $395.00

2020-Nov-08 09:53am EST | Tags : Burl document boxes

J and R Ferris Antiques Sample Page

J & R Ferris Antiques has showcased 18th-20th century Americana and related works through two generations of antique dealers. My website provides examples from my current inventory, and represents objects that I have carried throughout the past (see Item Archive). Once you have perused the site feel free to contact me with specific requests. https://jandrferrisantiques.com. rkentiana@yahoo.com

Price: N/A

2020-Nov-07 11:09am EST | Tags : Americana fine art

Shepard and Dudley Surgical Set, 19th Century

Mid-later 19th century Shepard & Dudley surgical set. The 5 major instruments are original S & D; added to that are 2 Tiemann, one C. Neuhaus, and one unmarked instrument. The trephine is also unmarked. And there are needles in the enclosed compartment. Used in the field or the office. Case measures 15 1/8 inches wide by 5 3/8 inches deep, 2 7/8 inches high. Good condition overall.

Price: $875.00


"L'Allegro" by J. Bouvier, Circa 1860

“L’Allegro” (c. 1860), by J. Bouvier (1839-1888). Oil on board. The inscription on the verso provides the title and artist name. What the title “L’Allegro” meant to the artist is unknown. The painting measures approximately 7 1/2 inches diameter; and the frame: 9 1/2 inches square. The condition is good, with some wear on the frame. (18-45TTE)

Price: $265.00

2020-Nov-07 10:51am EST | Tags : portraits J. Bouvier

Set of 7 Circus or Performance Artists

Zoe Zolena (a “Circassian Beauty”), the Shields brothers (the “Texan Giants”), Madam Milo (“Queen of Hair”), the Atom and Thumb families, C. A. Bormey (?)… performers for P. T. Barnum and the like. Sold as a group of seven images–cabinet cards and carte de visites. For more images see https://jandrferrisantiques.com. (10-5TLE)

Price: $295.00

2020-Nov-06 05:17pm EST | Tags : Circus photography P. T. Barnum

Study in Pedantry from Rouault

Study in Pedantry from Rouault Acrylic on canvas board. 16 x 12 inches Arnold Wood studied at Central Technical Arts, in Toronto, from 1947-1951; at Rochdale College (1951-1952); and Ontario College of Art (1953-1958). During the height of the Cold War Wood was selected for the Junior Art for Peace Exchange Program, which was co-sponsored by Canada and the Soviet Union. Following Wood’s studies he traveled to England, France, Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union. Wood’s appreciation for the work of the masters, of many 19th-20th century movements, is reflected in his own artwork: this painting serving as an homage to Expressionism and Fauvism, as is evident in the artist’s title, “Study in Pedantry from Rouault.” Wood’s artwork has been exhibited, and collected, throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. (15-68TPP)

Price: $295.00

2020-Nov-06 04:14pm EST | Tags : Arnold Wood Rouault Expressionism

Untitled Landscape by Charles Parmelee Rising

Charles Parmelee (C. P.) Rising (1859, Auburn, NY-1920, New York, NY) Landscape (New York State) 1890 Oil on canvas. Signed lower left: “C. P. Rising, ’90” Rising studied with the Hudson River school painter George Clough (1824-1901. Also an Auburn, NY based landscape artist). He worked in a variety of media including oil, watercolor and graphite. Though he worked primarily as a landscape painter of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, he traveled and painted throughout the state. The verbal history of this painting implies that it was created in the area of Amsterdam, NY. The painting is in good condition and measures approximately 15 by 22 inches (framed: 17 3/4 by 24 3/4 inches). See https://jandrferrisantiques.com for additional images. (14-60UXPZ)

Price: $975.00

2020-Nov-06 03:53pm EST | Tags : Charles P Rising landscape painting

"Connie and Joanne" by Edward Christiana

“Connie and Joanne” (1943) by Edward Christiana (1912-1992). Watercolor, 16 by 20 inches. Signed and dated on recto (lower left) and verso. Connie was the artist’s wife; and Joanne, a friend of Connie’s. Though Christiana was known as the Painter Laureate of the Mohawk Valley, in central New York State, he painted throughout the US and Canada. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1933; was inducted into the American Watercolor Society in 1949; and taught at the Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art (Utica, NY) from the 1940s until the 1980s. His inspirations included J. C. Leyendecker, N. C. Wyeth, and John Marin. His oil paintings and watercolors are represented in the Currier Gallery of Art (NH), Worcester Art Museum (MA), and Columbus Museum of Art (OH), among other institutions. The artwork was framed by the artist and has not been removed from said frame since. The watercolor is in good condition. The frame for the watercolor (illustrated here under glass) measures 18 by 22 inches.

Price: $1,550.00

2020-Nov-04 04:40pm EST | Tags : American art abstract art Realism

American Indian Rug

Early 20th century American Indian rug with black, cream and deep red borders. Approximately 50 1/2 x 37 inches. Some soiling and a minimal amount of bleeding, otherwise in good condition.

Price: $550.00

2020-Nov-04 03:58pm EST | Tags : American Indian rugs Southwest

American Indian Rug

American Indian rug, early to mid 20th century. Strong hourglass elements inset within a repeating jagged pattern. Approximately 32 inches wide by 62 inches long. Some soiling, otherwise in good condition.

Price: $535.00

2020-Nov-04 03:39pm EST | Tags : American Indian rugs Southwest design

American Indian Vest

Beaded vest (on velvet, with ribbon edging) depicting flowers on the front, with a star on the back, possibly made by an American Indian tribe for the tourist trade during the early 20th century. Minimal loss of beading. (19-45TEC)

Price: $290.00

2020-Nov-04 03:33pm EST | Tags : American Indian Vintage clothing

Vibrant Hooked Rug: Early 20th Century

A vibrant hooked rug created out of shimmering red diamonds, greens, sunflower and white. Probably made in the earlier 20th century, this rug measures approximately 36 by 51 inches. The condition is quite good: no noticeable defects (see detail and back corner images). Unmounted. (20-TEP)

Price: $450.00

2020-Nov-04 03:18pm EST | Tags : Hooked rug 20th century design abstract art

Three Panel Mirror with Eagle and Floral Motif

19th century, three panel mirror with eagle and floral motif: carved, with veneer and gilt. Most elements, such as the eagle, floral, wreath, arrows, and scrolls, are independently carved and then fitted together; over which is applied gesso (presumably) and then gilt. Overall, the mirror measures approximately 5 feet 2 inches by 4 feet 9 inches; and the eagle, itself, measures, approximately, 30 inches (wingspan). Condition overall: very good: minor cracks are visible when examining closely–the result of its age and construction (see the top left scroll, for instance). The original peg system is now supported by contemporary bracing. See https://jandrferrisantiques.com for additional images. This piece is very large, heavy, and fragile, therefore, ALL SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE BEFORE A PURCHASE. Delivery is possible, depending on the location of the buyer to the seller. (5-20TUXP-PD)

Price: $3,100.00

2020-Nov-02 05:00pm EST | Tags : Eagle Patriotic Mirror

Eagle and Laurel Topped Mirror

This early 19th century mirror is decorated with an eagle and laurel motif. The construction of the decorations is carved wood covered in gesso and then gilded. The overall measurements are approximately 32 by 22 inches. (Reflected in the mirror is the wood slat ceiling. The mirror is in good condition.) As this piece is fragile, handling and shipping arrangements need to be discussed prior to consummating a sale.

Price: 450.00 plus handling and shipping

2020-Nov-02 03:39pm EST | Tags : Eagle Patriotic Mirror

Carved Wood Still-life: Flora and Compote Motif

A still-life of leaves, a pear and flower set in a compote, and framed by drapes, carved into a keystone shaped walnut chair slat. The top and bottom ends show that the 9 inch by 6 3/8 inch board was probably cut from a chair. (11-19OE) (11-19OE)

Price: $155.00

2020-Nov-02 03:28pm EST | Tags : Folk art wood carving floral compote

Toleware Tray Depicting an Eagle Atop the Globe

This toleware tray is decorated with an eagle atop a globe, surrounded by a cornucopia and floral elements. The trim around the tray also displays a floral motif. The piece measures approximately 20 inches wide by 28 1/4 inches long. $375 plus shipping/handling.

Price: $375.00

2020-Nov-02 03:12pm EST | Tags : Eagle toleware serving tray

Iron Snowbird Eagle

This iron, eagle snowbird has long since retired from its duty of holding back rooftop snow–for insulation purposes–from 19th century homes. Perhaps now it can be reemployed as a decorative element within one's home, or serve as a bookend.

Price: $85.00

2020-Nov-02 03:06pm EST | Tags : Eagle snowbird ironware

Eagle Finial Atop a Flag Pole

This flagpole is topped with an eagle finial. The pole measures approximately 9 feet 9 inches total length. The pole itself unscrews midway for easier transportation.

Price: $185

2020-Nov-02 02:56pm EST | Tags : Eagle flag pole patriotic


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