Buttonwillow Country Antiques
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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!
Beautiful sewing clamp exhibiting an embroidered pin cushion accented in turkey red thread. Rich patina attributes in the wood lends warmth to this utilitarian piece that dates from the mid to late 19th century. Threaded, adjustable clamp would have been fastened to the edge of a table or sewing stand while the fabric was held taught to aid in executing each stitch. There was a necessary “make-do” repair implemented on the top by way of incorporating extra stitches to remedy worn areas stuck with pins. A hole is located in the back of the cushion as shown. An age related crack located at the bottom was resolved early on by using two old screws and is now “tight and right”! Three old pins are also included. Measures 4” across, stands 6 ½” tall and is 2” deep.
Price: 195.50 ~Free Shipping~
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!
Price: ~SOLD~ THANK YOU!
This interesting wall pocket dating from the 1880 to 1890 period boasts an attractive hand stitched floral design done on a brown velvet ground. An array of fancy stitches were executed such as the chain and feather using variegated thread that accomplish an artful and pleasing use of design elements. The two pockets could have held spools of thread along with other related sewing necessities. Two old needles grace the front of the bottom pocket. Age related wear on the corners surprises us with blue fabric showing through and it can’t be ruled out that this piece may have been recovered at some point using the fabric choice of velvet. Hand stitched as shown, handmade and not commonly found. Great addition to your sewing collection!! Measures 6” across, stands 4 ¾” tall and is 1 ½” deep (front to back). More pictures available!
Price: 95.50 ~Free Shipping~
Wonderful tin punched lantern not commonly found in early glorious red and chrome yellow “chippy” paint circa 1840 sporting a dry surface. May have Pennsylvania origin because of the combination of slits and punch-work arranged in a series of rounded arches which was popular with the Pennsylvania Dutch. Though hard to detect the right side reflects a slightly flat panel compared to the opposing side which offers more of a round form. The bottom edge shows areas that do not conform to the symmetrical shape as they seem to be pushed inward. The top hanging ring is not symmetrical either but is still intact. The bottom is not cleated. Candle buildup can be seen inside evenly spread around the bottom where the candle socket rests. Overall in good condition and shows well! Measures 12” tall, 4 ¼” diameter. More Pictures Available just ask! ~Freight to be Determined.~
Price: SOLD~ Thank you!!
Beautiful tiger maple rolling pin exhibiting the best surface lending rich patina. Smooth to the touch from years of use this 19th century piece of treen was hand carved. Minor chips present on the edges near the handle along with dark areas located near the end as shown. There are plenty of exciting ridges in the wood along with bulbous handles that allow for a comfortable grip. Two flat areas that run the length of the pin (top and bottom) mandate where the pin will lay on a table. Only one tight hairline crack to report otherwise very good condition and displays exceptionally well. Measures 15 ¼” long including the handles and measures 2 ½” across. More pictures available! **Free Shipping**
Price: ~SOLD~ Thank You!!
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!
Intriguing mold boasting 15 individual tin heart tubes c.1880 ~ 1910. Very good condition with a minimal amount of light rust inside some of the hearts as well as on the outermost edges. Sports a gentle patina and certainly makes for a great display piece! Measures 7 ¾” across the center location and measures 2 ¾” deep. More pictures available, just ask.
This sampler was hand wrought in Poughkeepsie New York around 1875 even though it is not dated. It was worked on Penelope (duo) canvas implementing thick aniline wool's creating cross stitched letters. The initials “D.C” are present located near the bottom. There are some dark areas in the middle along with thread loss. The maker choose a soft rainbow color palette that lends interest to the overall look. It was mounted on linen and framed under glass. The frame asserts a gentle grain painted effect and exhibits a dark mahogany hue showing minimal wear. Glass is intact and in good condition. Wonderful addition to your existing collection! Sampler measures 15 ½” Tall, measures 11 ½” across and is ½” thick. More pictures available just ask!
Price: *SOLD* $185.50 Free Shipping!
This foot warmer displaying unique circular form c.1790~1830 even retains the coal receptacle. Randomly placed Folk Art Hearts can be seen at the top location. Rose head, square and round nails were used in the construction while replacement screws can be found under the top edge to aid in the longevity and continued use. Various cracks are located on the top and bottom edge as well as one crack limited to the underside. This piece is still sturdy and displays well especially when lit. A great survivor that is not easy to find. Stands 6 ¾” tall, measures 10 ¼” across the top (right to left), measures 10 ½” across the top (front to back) and bottom measures 10 ¼” across. More pictures available just ask!
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Wonderful hog scraper candle-holder equipped with a chair tab, 1830 ~ 1850 marked "Shaw" on the push up lever (English version) is accompanied by an early snuffer and candle also included. (Candle has been cut down at the bottom to achieve the right height for the snuffer). Threaded sheet iron accommodates a square nut configuration found on the bottom of the candle-holder. Snuffer has a tiny dent in the upper portion near the top. Both pieces are in very good condition! Perfect for holiday decorating perhaps on top of a mantle laden with fresh greens! Overall height is 10 1/4" tall, candle-holder by itself measures 7" tall, 1 1/2" across the top opening and measures 3 3/4" across bottom. Snuffer stands 2 1/2" tall and measures 3/4" across the bottom opening.
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
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.
This mid-19th century, slant top desk boasts an original surface that lends inconsistent areas of “alligator crazing”, light and dark hues along with highlights of red paint that determine whispers of a washed look. The front of this piece does show areas of an off white surface. This desk was constructed using tiny nails and was fashioned from pine. A hairline crack is located next to the mitered area. A thin piece of wood that runs the length of the desk in the front has experienced slight wood loss while ending its journey near the corner. There are a couple circles present; one located on the top lid as well as on the top ledge near the scalloped back. Some scuff marks and minor wood loss have occurred. The “lift up” lid does not sit perfectly flush near the front but rather tends to lean slightly upward toward the left as a small gap is present. The inside reveals a small piece of wood laying against the side of the desk and when pulled forward was used to hold up the top. A pigeonhole feature makes for a great display. Desk measures 30 ½” across, measures 28” front to back, measures 14 ¼” tall (back) and has a graduated slope measuring 8 1/2" tall (front).
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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~
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