Buttonwillow Country Antiques
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. **Please note that each listing will reflect who to contact regarding that particular item. We accept PayPal and personal checks. More pictures are available upon request! A layaway or easy pay option is also available as we know how hard it is to resist that special find! Thank you! Join Our Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/ho5eJf
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This exciting whale oil lamp has vestiges of red paint and dates to the 1830 to 1850 period. It is not common to find early lighting pieces that were painted. This lamp was important because it has two burners instead of one which equates to more light and could also be carried because of the finger loop feature.
The edges on the round bottom tray are a little rough with tiny areas of tin loss. Overall this piece is in very good condition without any rust or dents to report. Great addition to your existing collection and would certainly come in handy for holiday decorating because of the red paint! More pictures available, just ask.
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This superlative spoon rack that dates from the late 18th to early 19th century boasting old triple layers of magnificent paint along with gentle decorative accents is quite unique! The present overall color dates to the mid-19th century and portrays a representation of a squash green with turquoise hues. The floral accents also date to this period.
New England pine may have been the wood of choice revealing T-head nail construction. The delightful curves indicate special form. There is a crack located on the left hand side near the bottom that seems to work its way up toward the top but terminates just below the edge. Some areas of wood loss as well.
At first glance you notice the double hand carved fan design located at the top that renders gorgeous detail. The recessed carved border located in the middle boasts crescent moon corners while the inner plaque holds one lone flower sporting ocher petals dotted with a red center.
The bottom of this piece exhibits a generous sized pocket feature. The wooden spoons we created are included but the mortar and pestles are not. Stunning piece!
Price: 395.50 ~SOLD~ THANK YOU!
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!
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Charming old painting on board showing strawberries tumbling out of a box in what looks to be the original gold-colored frame. The painting measures 10 1/2" x 12 1/2" (sight size) and 13 3/4" x 15 3/4" including frame. Initials ISS or JSS are evident on lower left corner but no date is shown. Frame is in good condition with small losses to two of the corners and a bit on lower right side. Painting also in good condition.
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.
This magnificent coverlet boasting strong colors and design elements is attributed to the weaver William Schnee, Freeburg, Pennsylvania. An array of geometric and floral patterns along with thrilling folk art birds that seem to mesmerize the outer borders well exceeds our expectations of excellence!
This fine example boasts double lilies and a sunburst pattern center-field with two Distelfink opposing birds flanked by double rose bushes. A single tulip element takes center stage in the middle of the birds and this complete design is repeated on all three sides of the border.
Minor age related spots are present as well as tiny holes sprinkled throughout. A single hole can be found near the top of the coverlet. The fringe has also experienced some loss. Top portion of this coverlet (near the headboard area placement) purposely lacks this fringe feature.
Four symbolic hearts lend Pennsylvania Dutch flavor placed in the center Medallion by way of a circular design. Gorgeous example!
Measures 91” by 78 ½”. More Pictures Available, just ask.
This pre civil war era (around 1830) sugar bowl is in good overall condition. There are some areas on the bottom edge (foot) that are slightly bent. The paint is strong midway towards the top. However there is paint loss to the body near the bottom and the surface is a bit shiny. The top of the lid holds whispers of accent paint but the dark aged tin surface is unsurpassed. A very pale white mark can be seen next to the fruit on the left hand side. The inside has three surface areas that resemble a copper color and I am uncertain as to whether this is paint.
The two pieces of rolled tin that resemble a barrel shape act as charming finial located on the lid. This great sugar bowl would be a nice addition to your collection and can easily call home placed in an open cupboard.
Sugar Bowl stands 3” tall, measures 4” across the top (lid) and measures 3 ½” across the bottom (foot).
Price: 59.95 ~SALE PENDING~ Thank You!
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.
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Amish mittens are difficult to date because the same pattern and materials were used for many years. My instincts tell me these mittens date to around 1890 to the 1940’s timeline. This pair was fashioned from wool that lends a soft cornflower blue color accented with a tiny “V” pattern representing a berry red hue. The pair is attached by a strand of wool so they will not get lost but seems to limit them from being worn unless your hands stay close together.
The condition is fine without any holes, rips stains or odors to report. The ribbed cuff feature adds texture and is a great design element. There are crisp white specs incorporated in the wool scattered randomly throughout that also lend interest to the overall appearance.
Mittens measure 9 ½” tall, measure 5 ¾” across the widest area to thumb and measure 3 ¾” across the wrist cuff area.
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Price: 75.50 ~SOLD THANK YOU!~
What a wonderful hooked rug dating from the end of the 19th century to around 1920 that depicts a darling white kitty that has anticipated intentions of pouncing on her ball very soon! It seems as though she is looking directly at you with those amazing emerald green eyes and what a cute face she has highlighted with pink ears and nose not to mention her defined black whiskers! The red ball exhibiting black accents sports a soft red hue surrounding this area which is an unusual feature that gains exciting results. The shape of this rug is also unique because it is non conforming.
This hand hooked rug is in good overall condition as the front does not exhibit any holes, rips, stains or odors. The back is finished with a cotton backing that was hand stitched on the ends to secure it to the rug counterpart. This fabric has darkened through time and lends a natural aged appearance. There are a couple of holes near the edges that are limited to this area only. Some of the white thread used for the stitching is visible on the front. This sweet kitty is awaiting your acquaintance!
Rug measures 14 ½” across @ the widest point (bottom).
This exquisite 1820's piece was worked on silk portraying finely executed stitches. Impressive tiny sequins were used as a decorative accent to highlight the top, raised portion of the unified scalloped design that extends in a loop pattern. This continuous oval design element seems to protect and isolate the floral vines located just below also constituting an oval form. These exhibit a delicate reticulated floral pattern that dominates the second center surrounded by the first double stitched oval circle.
What lies within the center surprises us with a second medium using a watercolor painting technique depicting a symbolic mourning scene. The silk embroidery work executed on each corner is exceptional boasting stylized leaves and grapes that were expertly done. There is some discoloration around one leaf cluster shown in a pale blue color. This does not appear to be a “color run” as the thread color in the leaves does not suggest a blue hue.
This needlework is enhanced by a lemon gold frame that has a later date than the textile which is protected under glass.
Measures 11 ¾” tall, 13 ½” across and is ¾” deep.
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Price: SOLD! THANK YOU!
This special French textile worked by, “Julia Guilpin” dated 1888, is steeped in rich history of origin as far as where she lived, “Chaumont Sur Loire”. Beautiful attention to detail was expertly executed in creating the fancy letters of the alphabet that convey a two toned color choice of buttermilk accents adhering to a pronounced mustard letter block. However the letters “U” through “Z” sport a lighter salmon hue. A cluster of small posies enhance the right and left sides near the last row of the alphabet.
The red numbers have opposing design elements located on each side; a house flanked by trees and a steam boat releasing smoke from the stack equipped with a flag near the stern as it journeys down the river. A Greek key design followed by a series of double random crosses dominates the border and are extremely effective accents.
The sampler is affected by staining limited to the upper and middle portion areas as shown. This beautiful textile sports a contemporary grain painted frame protected under glass and would grace any wall lending interest.
Sampler measures 17 ¾” across , measures 13” tall and is ¾” thick.
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Price: 295.50 ~SOLD THANK YOU!~
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".
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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.
This single valve four point cruise dates from 1770 to 1820 and precedes the invention of the Betty Lamp. The four corner wick channels would accommodate a piece of twisted cotton that would absorb the fuel from the reservoir in order for it to burn. These lighting pieces always came with a wick pick that dangles from a chain to push the wick forward and keep the flame alive.
This simple lamp was hand forged. The top edge has whispers of decoration that simulate a sawtooth pattern which also presents two raised areas defining a reversed “V” design located on all four sides. There is another area near the pin that exhibits a soft design element of diagonal notches implemented by a blacksmith and is limited to the right side only. The opposing left side area may have had this same simple design but factoring in the age and wear, it is no longer visible.
Each of the forged pins were peened to secure the handle to the base. Design features on this type of cruise are not commonly found and may indicate Pennsylvania Dutch flavor. Great condition!
Lamp is 4 1/4" tall, 3 1/4" across middle area, chain & pick 11 1/4" long
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Early lighting pieces such as this one are just a pleasure to own as they can grace a wall in style while immediately adding a period look in our homes. This decorated candle sconce boasting a triple ribbed design element on each side lends interest and character to the overall look. A cleated feature located at the bottom indicates the age of an 18th century to early 19th century piece.
The condition is very good with minimal wear. There is a small area just above the candle flame that shows vestiges of affected wear possibly the culprit of the candle flame. Even though the hanging hole is not centered this piece still hangs correctly as shown. A few tiny white paint specs are scattered randomly throughout but do not detract from the overall appearance.
Candle sconce stands 13 ½” tall, measures 4” across and is 2 ½” deep (candle holder area).
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Price: 195.50 SALE PENDING! THANK YOU!
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