Buttonwillow Country Antiques

Michelle Gardner and Judy Lamprinos | Lewisburg, PA or Nassawadox, VA | *Michelle (570) 523-8363 or *Judy (714) 914-3337 | folkartcountry@windstream.net

Dig Antiques is such a wonderful website with great dealers and the owner Tom is just a pleasure! We are honored and thrilled to be a part of the fun and hope you will be able to find a special antique that delights you! Judy and I (Michelle) are joining forces by listing interesting and unique antique offerings from Pennsylvania and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. We are both originally from California and decided to follow our dream of purchasing an old farmhouse where our antique collections would feel right at home.

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Studded Document Box Red Paint

This lovely document box was covered in canvas and lends an exciting rusty red enamel paint bordered by black accent trims. The studded appearance further enhances the beauty especially on the top sporting an elongated triangle design element. Surprise……this piece even possesses the old key. However it does not turn the locking mechanism. This box fashioned from pine dates to the mid-19th century. The surface sporting an alligator appearance does show signs of appropriate wear relating to loss near the top edges and back hinges, dark and light spots as shown as well as paper loss on the inside and bottom areas. The leather hinges are original. The inside was covered with paper used as an alternative to the more traditional newspaper lining. The lid opens freely and does stay in an upward position. The studs are brass and the circular metal feet mimicking a brass finish were added at a later date. The handle has a split in the middle and only soft cardboard remains. Nice smaller size and displays well! Measures almost 10” across, stands 4 ¾” tall and measures 6 ½” deep. More pictures available!

Price: $175.50 *Free Shipping*

2022-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Document Box

Sorghum Broom Nice Smaller Size

Interesting wire wrapped sorghum broom c. 1850 ~ 1875 displaying a wooden handle with gentle patina. Minor chips to edge of handle with expected sorghum loss. Great smaller size and in good overall condition. Stands 7 1/2" tall and measures 2 1/2" across the bottom.

Price: ~Sale Pending~ Thank You! $75.50 *Free Shipping*

2022-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Broom

Firkin Mincemeat Bucket in Mustard Paint

Wonderful early 1900's Mincemeat advertising bucket in mustard paint with contrasting apple green painted metal bands. Staved construction with staple fingers and nail reinforcements to bands. Gorgeous graphics 90% intact showing a bucolic scene of a Jersey cow in a field with the barn off in the distance. The manufacture "Atmore & Son, Inc., Philadelphia Pennsylvania" as well as the contents are clearly legible. The incised lid is marked 20 LBS with instructions "to keep in a cool place and stir often". Paint loss and rust on bands as well as dark areas in the wood sprinkled at random. Minor tiny chips to bottom edge along with a couple cracks on the top cover. Medium to large size stacking capability. Overall very good condition as this piece shows well and offers color as well as interest. Stands 10" tall, measures 9 3/4" across the top and measures 11" across the bottom. More pictures available!

Price: $175.50 ~Freight to be Determined~

2022-Sep-08 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Firkin Mincemeat Advertising

Signed Sampler Exemplary Carved Frame

This sweet sampler, framed under glass was worked by Miss Mary Hunt and portrays simple form but also blesses us with a quaint meandering border executed in darker thread. This textile dates from 1820 to 1835 and was worked with silk thread on a linen ground. The frame is exceptional boasting a carved recessed floral pattern that is quite stunning! There are scattered areas of light age related toning. However there is no thread loss, holes or fading to report! Sampler protrudes the backside with exposed edges that have been folded over and lay taught against the wood insert secured by nails. There is a piece of wood missing on the back edge, left hand side of the frame near the middle location. Tiny chips are also present on the upper as well as the right bottom corners. Glass is intact and in good condition. Measures 12 ½” tall, 14 ½” across and is a little over ¾” thick (deep). Would make a great addition to your textile collection. More pictures available! ~Freight to be Determined~.

Price: $210.50

2022-Jul-20 11:14am EDT | Tags : Sampler Early Textile

Early Pewter Spout Lamp

Nice example of an early spout lamp found in Northeastern Pennsylvania fashioned from either pewter or a plated brass (failed magnet test) and dates to the 1790 to 1820 period. It would have accommodated either animal or vegetable oils held in the reservoir with the receptive wick resting in the channel. Style is wonderful rendering slender proportions sporting a decorative handle and stepped base. Hinged top is removable to accommodate easy access for oil. Double and triple banded concentric circles lends further detail to the center tube. There are not many known survivors of this particular style lamp and with that in mind this piece is considered rare. Small dents found on edge of base, reservoir and also on the tube. A variety of scratches as well as tiny nicks are scattered randomly throughout. Reservoir has experienced an open crack about half way up just opposite the wick channel but is hard to detect unless held up to the light. This piece is lightweight and still in overall good condition and seems to bless us with an unusual appearance. Lamp stands 11 ½” tall, measures 5 ¼” across widest area (end of channel to reservoir) and measures 5 ¼” across base.

Price: $269.50 Freight Included!

2022-May-27 10:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Spout Lamp

Oval Bentwood Brides Box Paint Decorated

This delightful brides box manifests bold decoration depicting a floral motif that includes tulips along with a lovely heart. There is an inscription on the bottom but is illegible perhaps done by the groom as a personalized token of love for his bride. Dating to around the mid-19th century, oxidation in the blue paint may indicate an earlier time frame compared to the floral painted accents. This piece could be American. A single lapped over band dictates the construction on the lid as well as the box. Age related tight cracks appear on the top as shown. A couple tiny chips are present on the bottom but are hard to detect. An applied clear coat dictates a semi shiny surface. Condition is very good and this piece shows well! Measures 6 ½” across, stands 2 ½” tall and measures 3 ½” front to back. More pictures available!


2022-Apr-19 11:00am EDT | Tags : Brides Box Paint Decorated Bentwood Box

Homeopathic Traveling Vial Kit Complete

Interesting Homeopathic Traveling Vial Kit, 1900 to 1920 era. These vials predate other glass examples and are harder to find because they are lacking the screw threaded top. Amazingly, they retain their original corks as well as the labels (though hard to decipher). One of the tops has broken off in one bottle. The “extract or patent finish” referred to by Glass-makers such as the “Illinois Glass Company” indicates a squared off to slightly rounded band on the lip which is a little wider than the upper neck. These bottles were turn molded as they lack seams and have a distorted (wavy) appearance on the bottom. Crystal clear hue suggests they were tucked away in the leather case provided and were not exposed to sunlight. Case has appropriate wear and possesses a snap closure. Bottles are in perfect condition! Case measures 3 3/4" tall, 4 1/2" wide & 1 1/4" deep. Bottle stands 3 3/8" tall & bottom measures 3/4" across. More pictures available, just ask!

Price: $155.50 *Ships Free!

2022-Feb-14 10:00am EST | Tags : Glass Bottles

Early Spice Box Slide Cover Table Version

This interesting spice box fashioned from cut nails dates from the early 19th century and has great form sporting a raised center on the slide lid cover along with trim details that finish off this piece quite nicely. The six divided compartments are intact and boast honest patina preserved by the protection of the lid. There is a piece of wood missing from the top upper corner. It does not appear to be a clean break and my guess is this corner may have been affected by a hungry visitor who tried to gain entrance for the delectable goodies housed inside. The left bottom corner has slight damage. It is structurally sound and sports a dry attic appearance. Very unusual spice box that is not commonly found. Box measures almost 9” across, stands 3 ¼”tall and measures 5 ¾” front to back (deep). Compartments measure about 2 ½” by 2 ½”. More pictures available!

Price: $225.50 SALE PRICE $199.50

2021-Sep-15 09:00am EDT | Tags : Spice Box

19th Century Italian Religious Sampler with Hearts

This sampler delights us with a plethora of religious symbolism starting with the first alphabet rows that begin with a cross that is sometimes referred to as “criss-cross row” or “God’s cross”. The cross on the hill executed in turkey red and alternating ecru thread located on the right hand side may indicate the symbol for the “Carmelite Sisters”. A crown and the two hearts symbolize God as well as the rooster and lion that indicate a key to God’s love. The thread used seems to blend in with the linen ground but then the maker surprises us with turkey red stitches that make up a portion of the alphabet along with the cross, dog, tree and her initials of “R.C.” The cotton thread used gives us a clue that this textile dates after the1840 period. The red thread has some minor fading present and possesses mellow undertones of soft hues. This piece is in good overall condition without any holes present. The edge has minor separation near the bottom portion. A couple areas near the top present pale, age related dark areas that are not prominent and therefore hard to detect. Would make a beautiful runner! Measures 25 3/4" long and measures 9" tall.

Price: $226.50 ~Sale Pending~ Thank You!

2021-Jun-19 10:00am EDT | Tags : Sampler Early Textile

Early Portsmouth Betty Whale Oil Lamp

This exciting early lighting vessel dates around the 1840’s to the 1850’s period and has pleasing form given that it possesses its own “tidy”. The lamp is not removable and is part of the stand. Upon opening the lid a woven fabric wick is revealed that helped assist in keeping the flame alive. It rests near the font area and absorbed the whale oil in the reservoir. The hinged lid does not completely close near the front opening but rather raises up about ¼” on the right compared to about 1/8” on the left hand side. The finial is comprised of three concentric rolled circles joined together that closely mimic finials often found on tin sugar bowls. This piece was fashioned using sheet iron and has a delicious dark surface. There is just a smidge of light surface rust on the top (lid area) and behind it along with several holes located on the bottom. This lamp is in good overall condition and would be a nice compliment to your collection! More pictures just ask! Lamp stands approximately 7 ½” tall and base measures 6” across and has a 1” secure sidewall.

Price: ~Sale~ $225.50 Was $249.50

2021-Jun-05 10:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Betty Lamp

Bottle Doll

This sweet old bottle doll was found in Virginia and measures just about 15" tall and stands on a 3 1/2" bottle base which is covered in black fabric and has a plaid petticoat ruffle along the bottom. Her dress is a brown silk and she has a white pinafore/apron pinned to her front. The head and arms are made of a dark brown stocking type fabric. Arms move up and down slightly. She has a little pinched nose, button eyes, a stitched mouth, and what looks like yarn or thread hair. She is further embellished with little drop earrings. There is a 3 1/2" seam separation to the bottom of her dress as seen in our photo. What a charming girl she is and definitely an old one! Contact Judy. Thank You! Free Shipping

Price: $165.00

2021-Mar-04 10:00am EST | Tags : Bottle Doll

Antique Swedish Cheese Mold With Heart Design

Hand-carved cheese mold purchased in Sweden in the early l980's. Often made for a future bride by her intended husband. All original dry finish measuring 10" long x 4 1/2" wide x 3 1/4" deep. Sturdy condition with some age and usage wear to end pieces and a small piece of missing wood from the back as seen in photos. Contact Judy. Free Shipping

Price: $125.00

2021-Feb-25 10:00am EST | Tags :

Early Pennsylvania Salamander/Spatula Pair

These early white-smith fashioned salamanders, (sold as a pair) offer instant late 18th to early 19th century charm to any hearth. Both of these hard to find Pennsylvania origin pieces would have been used as a turner and can also be called spatulas. These whitesmith fashioned spatula’s exhibit a primitive and crudely fashioned look but yet the scalloped edges on the second piece do convey decorative form. Well defined loops are located in the back that act as hangers. There are areas of surface rust in reference to the spatula with the rectangular bottom located on the edge of the handle (near the top) as well as on the front. The first spatula that sports the scalloped edges does have a slight bend at the bottom that curves toward the back. The surface has dulled to a desirable pewter color over time. However the front of the rectangular shaped turner is a tad more shiny than the other piece. Both measure 12 1/4" tall. Contact Michelle Thank you!

Price: $125.50

2021-Jan-29 07:00pm EST | Tags : Hearthware Whitesmith Spatula

Early Pantry Box Marked Peas

This antique pantry box was found in Virginia and was evidently used to store dried peas as the word "peas" is stenciled on the side. All tack construction (no staples) and showing a nice dark, rich patina. The lid had a crack which we have repaired and there is a wedge of missing wood about 1 1/2" long to the right of the repair (see photo #1). These old pantry boxes are getting harder to find at a reasonable price and we are pleased to be able to offer this l9th century piece at an affordable price. Height is about 4 1/2" and diameter is 8 3/4". FREE SHIPPING! Contact Judy Thank You.

Price: $75.00

2021-Jan-29 07:00pm EST | Tags :

Antique Chocolate Heart Mold

This antique/primitive flat heart mold is very heavy and in excellent condition. It was purchased several years ago from a large collection of antique heart-related items that were assembled over a period of 20 to 30 years. As seen in our photos, there are three horizontal rows each containing four separate molds, for a total of twelve individual hearts. The hearts are concave to accommodate the melted chocolate. Each heart has a cross-hatch design which would have added a charming decorative touch to the finished product. The frame is quite heavy; the back shows the soldering around the individual hearts and the horizontal band reinforcement bars. A sturdy wire is attached across the back for hanging. A small amount of rust due to usage can be seen on the outside rims but is not visible from the front. The mold is not marked but is quite similar in construction to an early Eppelsheimer soldered and framed flat Indian Head mold as seen in "Chocolate Moulds -- A History & Encyclopedia" by Judene Divonne -- page 48. This beautiful piece measures 14 1/2" wide x 12 1/2" long x 1 1/2" deep. Contact Judy

Price: 175.00 ~Sale Price $149.00~

2021-Jan-29 07:00pm EST | Tags : Chocolate Mold Heart

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