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

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Berry Bucket Red Paint

Delightful berry bucket boasting desirable red paint dating from 1880 to 1910. Inside appearance shows a chalk white hue while the bail handle sports a dry attic surface. Double metal bands held together by rivets. Top band has nice oxidation with vestiges of blue coloration mixed in with the primary red. Staves are tight. A single chip is located on the inside of the stave as well as some rough areas on another stave. One other small chip can be found on the outside just below the first band. Honest wear and shows very well. Stone fruit was used as a suggestion and is not included. Perfect for holiday decorating filled with greens or can be used as a base for your favorite feather tree. Bucket including the handle measures 8” tall, bucket itself stands 5” tall, measures 7 ¼” across the top and measures 6” across the bottom. More pictures!

Price: *SOLD* Thank You! $195.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-May-12 04:28pm EDT | Tags : Berry Bucket Red Paint

Advertising Carved Bread Board and Knife

Attractive advertising bread board with footed base bearing the name of "Allinson". A carved bread knife sporting the word bread is also included along with an authentic sugar cone. "Thomas Allinson" was a British doctor who started the first grain mill that produced whole grain meal using stone-grinders in 1892. His sentiments were, “Health without medicine”. This board dates to the later part of the 19th century having carved elongated notches along with two opposing flowers that terminate near the first and last letter. Knife marks and age related cracks appear on both sides but are more prevalent near the top. There are no chips to report and this board is in good condition. Knife is marked," J. H. Potter" who operated his business “Rockingham Works” in Sheffield, England from 1884 to 1940 and produced fine quality silver plate and plated items that included cutlery and tableware. Blade exhibits dark areas where the plate has worn away pertaining to both sides. Handle shows vestiges of blue paint and carved letters are intact. Nice set and displays well! Board measures 10 ¾” across and stands ¾” tall. Knife measures 12" long. More pictures available.

Price: $149.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Apr-10 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Brad Board Carved Sheffield Knife

Pantry Box Advertising Label Medium

Hard to find pine pantry with advertising label suggests this was actually made for “American Fig Confections” while also bearing the name of “Necco Sweets, New England Confectionery Co., Boston,”. This medium sized pantry dating to the turn of the century boasts delicious patina. The lapped over construction on the lid as well as on the side lacks nails that are commonly found but this box was made this way. The rest of the piece was constructed using tiny nails. A repaired crack appears on the edge of the lid near the front location. The overlap area that touches the existing sides (lid and box) was much lighter in color and extended outward 1/4". I was able to color match the existing patina to lend a consistent look. No wood loss to report. Consistent wear including scuff marks as well as light scratches. The label is 90% intact. There is also a tiny wood chip located on the label just left of the “star”. Inside lid reveals the artwork that could be attributed to the mischief of a child showing a series of penciled in rectangles. Condition is still good. Pantry stands 3 ¾” tall, measures 8 ½” across the top and bottom. More pictures available.

Price: $85.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Apr-05 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Pantry Box Advertising

Pantry Box Advertising Label Small

Hard to find pantry with advertising label suggests this was actually made for “American Fig Confections” while also bearing the name of “Necco Sweets, New England Confectionery Co., Boston, Trademark Reg in U.S. Pat. Office” having vertical nail construction on the front. Some minor repairs were made by adding one lone nail to the side of the lid as well as others near the bottom edge of the box to remedy the loose fit. There is a tiny chip on the lid overlap as well as a two tight cracks located on the bottom edge near the overlap of the box. Intricate tiny pegged construction implemented on the underside of the lid. A sliver of wood is missing on the lid (back location), near the bottom edge but is hard to detect. The label is about 70% intact with losses to the outside edges. This box is in still in good condition and is a sturdy piece. Pantry stands 2 ½” tall, measures 6 ½” across the top and measures 6 ¼” across the bottom. $85.50 ~Free Shipping~ More pictures!

Price: $85.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Apr-05 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Pantry Box Advertising

Stoneware Jug Mid-19th Century

Unique piece of stoneware having an applied handle boasts a “Gonic” style appearance referencing pale floating halo's against a warm nutmeg ground. The soft, rich earth tones are soothing and create a delicious hue that gestures a neutral color palette. It is difficult to attribute this jug to a specific region as there are no makers marks or decoration to go by. A hairline crack located in the front opposite the handle (midway point) cascades downward toward the base. Glaze pops have occurred during the firing process, one near the crack and others (smaller in size) are sprinkled randomly throughout. A small wavy line, though hard to detect can be found on the front upper area. Just below the top edge a horizontal brown streak is seemingly held captive inside the crevice. There are no chips to report and the overall condition is good. Forsythia along with crisp yellow and white daisies used as an accent are also included. Nice smaller size measuring in at 8 ½” tall, measures 2” across the top, (opening allows for ¾”) and measures almost 5” across the bottom. More Pictures Available!

Price: $125.50 ~Freight to be Determined~

2023-Apr-03 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Stoneware Jug Salt Glazed

Small Pine Cupboard with Single Drawer

Handsome small pine cupboard with single drawer that dates to the mid-19th century having partially machine made nails using a heading tool. Delicious paint sporting a Spanish brown hue with whispers of nutmeg and red. Form is wonderful boasting a raised paneled drawer with hand dovetail features. An advertising crate end was chosen for the back panel and is an original feature when this piece was made. Drawer stops” were added to the inside bottom where the drawer resides. Three holes along with a slightly recessed area in the form of a horizontal strip located on the right panel apparently served a purpose that is now unknown. Top and bottom edges have experienced wear. There are various tight age related cracks that appear on the back (some near the nails). Scratches can also be found on the left side panel as well as others consistently sprinkled throughout. Minor wood loss to the back top edges. Condition is still good and lends a great opportunity for display. Stands 11 ¾” tall, measures 9 ¾” across the top and bottom edges, measures 9” across the middle and measures 6 ¾” deep (front to back). More Pictures Available!

Price: ~Sale Pending~ Thank You!! $249.50 ~Freight to be Determined~

2023-Apr-02 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Cupboard Paint Drawer

Pennsylvania Water Color Landscape Painting

This delightful painting was found in a circa “1755” Pennsylvania stone farmhouse located on 134 bucolic acres in Bucks County. I was able to acquire two of these paintings signed by the artist “Ross”. The artist captured a beautiful farm house lending Pennsylvania flavor flanked by trees with blue skies overhead. The style lends whispers of a naïve folk art composition interpreted by the artist using brush strokes of whimsy. This painting just explodes with happiness and delight as the birds are taking flight in the sky while the trees seem to be thriving because of the springtime weather. There is some paint loss located on the upper right hand corner with further (minimal) loss sprinkled in the middle of the large majestic tree. Age of the painting is unknown and frame may be a later addition. I tried to research this artist but hit a dead end. Apparently, there was an artist studio on this farm but the owner’s name does not coincide with the artist. The frame is in good condition without any chips or cracks to report. I hope this painting speaks to you! Overall height including the frame measures 12” tall, measures 17” across and is 1” deep. More pictures available!

Price: $149.50 ~Freight to be Determined~

2023-Mar-30 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Painting Pennsylvania Landscape

Studded Jewelry Box Double Heart Motif

Unique late 18th to early 19th century studded jewelry box sporting a double heart and scroll design is a remarkable piece. Two decorative tacks playfully dot the center of each heart. The feet are original and the leather covered feature lending a warm sorrel hue is warm and inviting. Portions of the leather in the back location do not exactly lay flat as it once did. There are signs of wear associated with the edges having minimal leather loss. The inside is lined with what appears to be red felt. There are some areas on the top that have a lighter appearance. One limited tiny chip located on the bottom of the right foot. Overall condition is very good considering the age. Leaning toward the smaller size there can be no excuses of limited space. Exceptional piece that is worthy of a savvy collector. Stands 3 ½” tall, measures 8 ¼ across the top (lid) and measures 3 ½” (feet) front to back. More Pictures available.

Price: $175.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Mar-29 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Heart Leather Covered Box

Early English Sampler with Scottish Inspiration

Nicely executed unattributed northern England sampler with verse and symbolism protected under original glass with intact frame. Scottish motifs of the swan and unicorn were borrowed from earlier printed motifs from the late 1590’s and again in 1604 by Johann Sibmacher in Germany. This textile dates from 1750 to 1850 and was stitched using silk embroidery worked on a woven linen or linen blend ground. A continuous strawberry motif border is a delight and possesses symbolic qualities of love and rebirth. Four floral designs all with urns contribute to an exciting focal point in the lower center field area. Two other opposing intricate floral arrangements can be found just above by seemingly adding sunshine and happiness to this piece. There certainly is a lot going on and the more you examine this work of art the more objects you will see such as deer and birds. Some fabric loss due to age along with darker toning. This lovely worked textile still shows well and would make an interesting addition to any collection! Measures 16” tall, measures 16” across and is 1 ¼” deep. More Pictures Available.

Price: ~SOLD~ Thank You!

2023-Mar-27 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Sampler

Early Show Towel Section Gorgeous

Beautiful show towel worked on linen with silk thread dating from the 1820 to 1840 period displaying intricate early drawn-work / tatting. Show towels are usually much longer than this example as they were hung over the kitchen door. The raw edged top and bottom may provide insight that part of the towel is missing and what remains is a section. Right and left sides seem to be comprised of a salvaged edge. Stitching is unsurpassed and the floral elements are just amazing sporting a soft shamrock green with highlights of avocado. There is an area referring to the openwork that was stitched in brown silk compared to the rest of the piece that may suggest Mennonite origin as they purposely created a “flaw” in their work because they felt only God was perfect. A series of double crosses (possibly signifying a pendant) done in triplicate at the bottom held fast by a worked (chain) may symbolize the holy trinity therefore this piece may portray religious connotations incorporated by the maker. There are no holes to report. An area of light toning is present but the overall appearance is still wonderful. Towel measures 24 3/4” tall and measures 16” across. More Pictures Available.

Price: ~ Sold~ Thank You! $65.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Mar-27 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Show Towel

Early Carved Scoop dated 1828

This hand carved, unique scoop may have Swedish roots and is filled with two old Lye Soap bars (found in the rafters of a Pennsylvania barn), along with a contemporary twig brush that are also included. Possesses nice form displaying a carved date of “1828” along with initials on the bottom. There is a character knot that slightly penetrates the inside while the carved handle design may suggest a tulip. Interesting dark color variations in the wood add delightful character. This piece is smooth to the touch from continual use. A microscopic chip is located on the top edge near the front. Great condition absent of cracks. Most likely one of a kind piece, signed and dated by the maker lending special attributes. Scoop measures 6 1/3” across the top including the handle, bowl itself measures almost 5 ¼” across, measures 4” front to back, stands 2 ½” tall and bottom measures 3 ¾”. Largest Lye Soap Bar stands 1 ¼” tall and measures 2” by 2 ¼”. More pictures just ask.

Price: ~Sale Pending~ Thank You! $85.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Mar-26 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Carved Scoop Treen

Painting Colonial Scene Open Hearth

An artist by the name of “M De Ruyter” (born in Aruba) was a naturalized citizen educated in Vermont, Boston and Charleston. She created this capsule in time with an array of skilled brush strokes that capture attention to detail while adding an emphasis to the important composition which tells a story. As history unfolds in this painting it gives us true insight as far as how people lived back in this era. We invite you to walk right in and have a look for yourself! This 20th century acrylic painting created on artist board has an earthy appearance as the colors suggest a pumpkin and bittersweet ground. Good condition less a few scratches located at the top left hand corner. The 3” wood frame boasting a rustic look compliments this painting in a big way. Frame exhibits a small array of white spots located near the upper right hand side with some minor wood loss on the back. All of the back corners have experienced light wear. Interesting piece of art that tells a story about colonial life. Stands 20 ½” tall, measures 24 ½” across and frame measures ¾”deep. More pictures and history about the artist available.

Price: $198.50 ~Freight to be Determined~

2023-Mar-26 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Colonial Painting Folk Art

Spice Box Cabinet Eight Drawers Marked

Late 19th to early 20th century spice cabinet is one of the best examples I have come across boasting delicious patina and great form! The two later knob additions constitute a “make-do” situation that is a charming feature by lending further character to this interesting piece. There are traces of apple green paint limited to the left hand side while the rest of the piece exhibits a warm surface. A tight crack on the left side panel near the bottom travels up to the top location. A piece of wood was joined pertaining to the right side panel near the top to possibly remedy a break that also affected the inside drawer compartment. This is a heavy piece constructed using tiny round head nails. A couple of the wooden knobs show a single chip referring to the “Pepper” and “Cinnamon” drawers. Two of the drawers have replacement bottoms along with others experiencing a couple chips and cracks. Shows well and makes for a great display. Overall height is almost 17” tall including the back, front box area holding spices measures 9 ¼” across. Top (shelf) measures almost 10” across and is 4 ¾” deep. Bottom measures 11” across and measures 5 ¼” deep. More pictures available.

Price: $225.50 ~Freight to be Determined~

2023-Mar-26 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Spice Box Spiec Holder

Pantry Box Stencil Decoration

Beautiful mid-19th century pantry box having vibrant paint with later stenciled floral and foliate decoration implementing a soft mustard gold along with warm bittersweet hues. Wood loss on the bottom edge as well as an open hole where a peg used to reside. One helper nail was added. If you are smitten with black and red painted pieces then this pantry box is for you! Shows well and is of the smaller variety measuring 6 ½” across and stands 2 ½” tall.

Price: $149.50 ~Free Shipping!~

2023-Mar-21 01:51pm EDT | Tags : Pantry Box Stencil Decoration

Early Mortar Pestle Red Stain

Interesting footed hand carved mortar having a series of raised decorative bands along with desirable red stain dating from the late 18th to early 19th century. Iron pestle has an earlier date; 1700’s and is a marriage. Mortar having colossal wear along with age related cracks located at the top, footed bottom as well as the sides. Crack that appears on the side cascades down to the bottom and has an early “Make-do” repair using “brad” styled iron nails. The other crack has a small opening that runs from the top and terminates 1 ½” through bottom area. The iron pestle was probably cast from one piece and there are indications of a worn down gate mark that appear in the middle as a broken circle. Knob having multiple facets is typical of early 18th century styled pieces. Tiny recessed holes are sprinkled at random due to the heating process while one larger hole can be found on the grinding end located near the top. Pestle is very heavy. Nice addition to your collection! Overall height including pestle is 8 ½” tall, mortar itself stands 6” tall, measures almost 5” across top and measures 5 ¼” across bottom. Pestle measures 8” long. More pictures available!

Price: ~Sold~ Thank You! $169.50 ~Freight to be Determined~

2023-Mar-17 08:35am EDT | Tags : Mortar Pestle Treen

Double Burner Open Chamber Lighting Device

Interesting lighting device having a “tilt” feature made around the Civil War period. Behind the open window in the front lower section a burner is visible with a reservoir residing below intended for the use of whale oil. The top reservoir may have used either kerosene or whale oil but is hard to determine because the burner is missing. Only the threaded feature remains but can now accommodate a candle as shown. The tilting feature would allow access to the bottom reservoir for filling purposes. Middle section behind the burner has incurred light surface rust. Saucer base edges are not uniform in the front and portray a wavy appearance. Condition is still good and this piece shows well. The wire strap between the handle and reservoir at the bottom provides extra strength for carrying the lamp around when full. Nice example of early lighting that is not commonly found. Stands 7 1/4" Tall, measures 3/4" top opening and measures 4" across the bottom. More pictures Available!

Price: $145.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Mar-13 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

Unusual Tin Kerosene Lamp

Unique Kerosene Lamp having a single burner equipped with a wick that dates to the 1875 period. The graduated cone shaped piece off to the right having a side window was fashioned from either mica or isinglass so the light held within could escape. The upper portion of the glass appears to have a slight overlay referencing the top right corner. It has a tilting feature so the wick can be accessed. This lamp may have been used for a special purpose where a small direct light would have been needed. By unscrewing the burner from the base which was made from galvanized tin one could gain access for filling purposes. Wick adjuster intact. Decorative scalloped edge below the window adds special flavor. This lamp is unique, in good condition and is complete! Display area on the top may suggest a home for smaller early lighting vessels. Wonderful piece to add to your collection!~ Overall height is 6 ¾” tall, base stands 2” tall and measures 7 ¾” across the top and bottom. Widow section is 3 ¾” tall, measures 1 ¾” across the top and measures 3 ¼” across the bottom. More pictures available.

Price: 155.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Mar-13 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Tin Lamp

Powder Horn Cabin and Heart Design

Beautiful stylized mid-19th century Powder Horn having an inscribed design showing a “cabin in the woods”. This bucolic scene boasting folk art trees wraps around the throat and appears at different levels. A brass hand cut heart delights us located on the top wooden cover and shows tiny nails used to secure it. The decorative tacks on the collar lend even more detail. A copper loop was attached to accommodate the cord hanger (that apparently was found on Southern outfits). This was probably a right hand carry piece fashioned from cow horn. Instead of having a carved feature referring to the design elements, it appears the maker decided to draw the scene instead. The base plug is missing. There are a couple of inconspicuous cracks located at the edge of the collar as well as a tiny piece of metal that protrudes the horn surface. A recessed band wrapped with some unknown fiber can be found near the bottom. Great piece of folk art that awaits a cozy mantle! It is of the smaller variety measuring 6 ¾” tall, measures 2 ¼” across the top, measures 2 ½” deep, measures 1 ½” across the middle section and the bottom opening measures ¼”. More Pictures available.

Price: **Sale $175.50** $225.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Mar-13 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Powder Horn Civil War folk art

Powder Horn Bird Design

Wonderful mid-19th century powder horn sporting a folk art bird seems to carry the design while a lone butterfly and meandering vines allow for further detail. This piece has a simple artist’s impression with hand carved design elements. A finial dots the center of the wooden cover where the leather cord is attached. The other end, near the bottom, consists of a recessed band to accommodate the opposite leather piece (strap). Plain tacks were used at the collar. There are two chips located on the edge of the collar but the rest of the piece was not affected. The base plug is missing. Condition is very good and this piece shows well. Great piece of folk art that awaits a cozy mantle! It is of the smaller variety measuring 8 ¼” from the top of the finial to the end of the opening, measures 1 ¼” across the top, measures 2 ¼” deep, measures 1 ¾” across the middle section and measures ¼” across the bottom opening. More pictures available!

Price: **Sale $175.50** $195.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Mar-13 02:00pm EDT | Tags : powder horn civil war folk art

Betty Lamp Swivel Top Early Lighting

Unique iron Betty Lamp dating to the first quarter of the 19th century that will create early ambiance in your home. This fine example has a tin swivel cover over the filler opening rather than a hinged lid. Great form retaining the original wick pick and Halbred hook used for hanging. Hook shaft lends smithy forged decoration showing a series of raised circles. The wick is not original but does give this lamp a finished look. The rebellious cover extends upwards just a tad and does not sit flush. The front of the lamp just below the font gestures a gentle curved bend on the right hand side. Condition is very good and this piece displays well. Stands 11 ¼” tall in the upright position (hook included), lamp with arched hanger stands 5 ¼” tall, lamp itself stands 1 ¼” tall, measures 5 ½” front to back, measures 3 ¾” (middle location), measures 1” across the very front where the wick is located. ~More pictures available~

Price: **Sold** Thank You! 115.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Mar-07 10:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting Betty Lamp

Flow Blue Footed Bowl Spinach Pattern

Beautiful vivid and detailed brush stroke spinach patterned, footed bowl dating from the mid to late 19th century. The foliate design and bold flower are a repeated pattern represented on all sides. There is one small area on the upper band where the paint was skipped as well as a couple minor rim chips. Some areas have slight toning referenced on the foot as well as on the rim. Bowl is marked number 1 on the bottom. Overall appearance is splendid as there are no cracks or unsightly dark areas to report. This piece exhibits a clean and bright presentation and would look terrific filled with stone or fresh fruit. Measures 8 ½” across, bottom measures 4 ¼” across and stands 4 ½” tall.

Price: $145.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Feb-18 11:00am EST | Tags : Flow Blue Bowl Spinach Pattern

Swedish Weaving Shuttle Heart Design

Wonderful weaving shuttle embellished with hand carved and inlaid heart decoration. Swedish origin dating to the late 19th century to the turn of the century and my guess is this piece may have been given to a sweetheart by the carver because of the heart theme. The initial “H” appears in two different places. Shuttle was varnished because it helped guard against friction and drag by allowing it to glide across the warp threads more easily. A piece of thick wire on both ends was used as a “wear guard”. The wire is missing on one end but indications it was present are there. A small chip can be found on the end that has the wear guard intact. Nice form sporting a gentle curved feature known as the boat. The small dowel in the middle originally held either flax / linen or wool thread. This shuttle is further accented with vines and a series of half-moon circles on the top location done in black paint. There are several tiny holes present shown at random from a bug but he is long gone! Condition is very good and this unique shuttle is probably one of a kind. Measures 12” long, measures 1 ¼” across the middle section and stands ¾” tall. More pictures available.

Price: $85.50 ~Free Shipping~

2023-Jan-22 10:07am EST | Tags : Swedish Weaving Shuttle

Early Wallpaper Dome Top Box

Great example and opportunity to own a small dome top box dating from the early 18th century sporting a pretty hand blocked wallpaper feature. The tin hasp and unusual hinges were handmade and pegged construction is in keeping to the early date. There is some paper loss but is still intact enough to excite us with the folk art design elements. Black vines seem to be floating on a deep avocado ground while a series of pale blue vertical scrolls also appear in this pattern that is repeated on all four side panels. A different designed paper was chosen for the top and exhibits an enclosed triangle seemingly protecting the suggested foliate pattern held within bordered by red pin striping. A tiny hole appears on the front middle area near the bottom. A couple tight age cracks are barely visible on the underside (bottom). Overall condition is very good considering a piece of this age. A very special box seeking a special home! Stands 4 ½” tall (dome area), measures almost 9” across and measures 5 ¼” deep. More pictures available just ask!

Price: **SALE $195.50** $245.50 *Free Shipping*

2022-Dec-31 02:00pm EST | Tags : Wallpaper Box Early pegged Dome Top Box

Pennsylvania Cookie Cutters Figural Women

This pair of flatback, strap handled (one only) cookie cutters are folksy and fun! They date to the late 19th century and depict two women, one large and one small. The larger, harder to find version does have light surface rust throughout but the smaller cutter seems to have escaped this circumstance. There is a small break limited to the left arm only where the solder has pulled away from the tin. Larger cutter having one large and two small vent holes. Smaller cutter is missing the handle which provided an opportunity to create a wire stand. This piece may have been re-soldered at one point because the metal alloy extends past the figure. No breaks to report. Maybe one can fantasize that the larger cutter is the mother and the smaller version is the child. Nice Pair that can be added to your growing collection! Large cutter stands 6 ¼” tall, measures almost 3” across the top and graduates to almost 3 ¾” across the bottom. Smaller cutter stands almost 4” tall and measures 3” across. More pictures available!

Price: $75.50 *Free Shipping*

2022-Dec-31 02:00pm EST | Tags : Antique Tin Antique Cookie Cutter Cookie Cutter Woman

19th Century Wooden Bowl Winter Landscape

Wonderful bowl sporting out of round form and also surprises us with a hand painted winter scene. Vestiges of glitter possibly Mica dot the painting and act as a highlight enhancing the scene. Wooden spoon is also included. There are some dark spots present that appear at random but do not detract from this hand painted creation. Areas of wear are attributed to the rim lip. The back of the bowl possesses a delicious dark patina. There are some tight cracks located on the back but do not appear on the front. A rough area resides on the outside rim and a small hole (where the dark area is located) is also visible on the back. Some areas on the surface appear lighter in color. Appropriate surface wear appears on the bottom of the bowl where it touched the surface it was placed on. There are no chips to report. The wooden spoon does have some areas of loss just above the bowl on the left hand side as well as some age related cracks limited to the edge of the bowl. This piece shows well and blesses us with artistic whimsy! Bowl measures 12” across (right to left), measures 13” across (front to back), stands 3 ¼” tall and measures 4” across the bottom. Spoon measures 12" tall.

Price: $135.50 Freight to be Determined

2022-Dec-11 11:00am EST | Tags : Bowl Painted Winter

German Putz Spotted Ram Rare

Hard to find Putz ram having a spotted wooly coat. Blue collar is marked Germany and still retains original bell. His horns have a “make~do” repair and are not original. It appears a piece of gold foil was used and I am unsure when this repair occurred. His darling face has been hand painted with eyebrow features. The right ear has a chip on the edge but the other ear is fine. One of the front legs is a little wobbly but the rest are in good shape. You may have to position this leg a little outward for him to stand correctly. There are some areas in his coat that appear light brown in color and are probably age related. He never had a tail and there is very minor paint loss. He measures 3 ¼” tall, measures 2 ½” tall (back rear location), measures 3 ¼” from the tip of his nose to the rear and measures almost 1” across his rear area. More pictures available just ask.

Price: $175.50 ~Free Shipping~

2022-Nov-30 10:00am EST | Tags : Putz Ram Wooly Sheep German Putz

Game Board with Marbles

Beautiful walnut solitaire game board that dates from mid- to late 19th century. Vintage glass “cats eye” marbles including the “shooter” substitute original handmade clay marbles. Gorgeous rich patinaed original surface delights us with speckled color variations in the wood. There is one tight crack located on the outside top edge that cascades down toward the side and terminates ½” on the bottom. There is one more lone smaller crack on the outermost edge. A tiny nick is present on the inside raised rim as well as a cluster of scratches. The bottom sporting a chamfered bottom edge has experienced some rough areas near the edge. This piece still has an overall wonderful appearance considering the age. Perfect addition to your game board collections! Measures 11 ¾” across (horizontal) by 12” (vertical) front to back and is almost ¾” thick. More pictures available just ask.

Price: Sale Price $195.50 Was $249.50 Free Shipping!

2022-Nov-26 02:00pm EST | Tags : Game Board Solitaire

Early Firkin in Green Paint

Beautiful firkin dating from 1840 to 1860 sporting lively squash green paint. Handle moves freely and the staves and bands are tight. One area of wood loss dedicated to the outer edge of the lid. Nail construction with reinforced staples to each individual finger end except on the lid. A couple bent over nails were used to secure the bottom band. Spray paint residue on the inside near the top opening. Nice medium size and displays very well! Stands 13 1/2" tall including the handle, measures 9 1/2" tall with handle displayed in a downward position, measures 9" across the top and 9 1/2" across the bottom. More pictures available just ask.

Price: Sale Price $175.50 Was $235.50 Freight to be determined after providing Zip Code.

2022-Oct-07 10:00am EDT | Tags : Firkin Early Paint Green Paint

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

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: ~SOLD~ Thank you! $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

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 ~Sale Price $125.00

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: 155.00 ~Sale Price $98.00~

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

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