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Welcome to the "Findings" at Dig Antiques. I have been interested in antiques since grammar school in New York State. In 1972 I opened the "Findings" in Sonoma County California, the first antique collective North of San Francisco. Soon thereafter, I was hauling a tractor trailer full of East Coast goodies every eight weeks to California to wholesale and retail in the store. I was also selling and buying at Brimfield and other East Coast shows in the Summer's. I did Tom & Sheilas American Country Show in Los Altos, California since day one which I miss. I have two aired episodes on American Pickers. I own the Californiawinemuseum.com. I sell as Thefindings on Ebay and I still do a few shows. This Dig Antiques shop will accept personal checks after clearing, all major credit cards through Paypal, (Findings@pacbell.net), and, Venmo (@james-McCormick-81). Returns allowed graciously within three days if item is not as represented; returns paid by the buyer. Purchasers to pay the cost of shipping. California residents pay a 9.5% retail sales tax unless there is a resale license from California (sorry). Additional images upon request. I am very excited and look forward to selling my findings on Dig Antiques.


Nice Antique Childs Sterling Silver Shoe Horn

This is a typical 1880s -1890's example of having a tool for everything. A child's shoe horn from sterling. Imagine what else this kid had! This piece is in excellent condition. The silver work is fine. Some minimal wear to the plated silver horn part. 6 1/2"L.

Price: $45.00

2024-Feb-25 04:43pm EST | Tags : sterling silver Shoe horn Tools

Old Victory Mechanical and Adjustable Jar Clamp

This was an patent from the Victory Co. It has its original black paint is in excellent working condition for those canning jars and recently opened jars that needed resealing. Works great. Cool Kitchen piece! 4" long. This model is a rare one with the screw mechanism.

Price: $45.

2024-Feb-25 04:32pm EST | Tags : Kitchen Jar opener Tool

Early Lead Two Piece Wine Spigot Fenn Co New York

This is a early two piece spigot used on barrels, hogsheads and casks for dispensing beer, wine, water, etc. It is listed in the National Museum of American History. Made by the Fenn Co, New York. It is marked No.#3. 1830s to 1860. Excellent condition. 4 1/2"L X 3 1/2"W. Working condition.

Price: $85.

2024-Feb-25 04:24pm EST | Tags : spigot. Beer & Wine

Small Mini Glazed Pottery Chamber Pot Whimsy Piece

"Go way back and sit down" This is the humorous inscription on this mini chamber pot. Perhaps a souvenir. Maybe a toothpick holder. Very cute. Says "made in Germany." Guessing it is 1890s - 1910. This measures 2 1/2H X 3 1/2"W.

Price: $35.

2024-Feb-25 04:14pm EST | Tags : Pottery

Small Early Vermont Fanny Flower Basket with Decor

Another fine basket from New England. This is in the fanny style and it is small. It has painted green decor near the finish work. Very intact, this is very well done craft work probably 1860s -1880s. Two nice early square nails on the hickory handle. Wonderful patina. Probably used as a flower or berry basket. It measures 11"L X 9 1/2"W X 9 3/4"H.

Price: $250.00

2024-Feb-25 04:02pm EST | Tags : Fanny basket Slpint basket Berry basket

Small Early Exceptional New England Berry Basket

Probably the earliest of this fanny style baskets I have seen. The hand work is exceptional and the patina as you would want it. This piece hails from Maine and has been in a collection for many years. It has two rosehead tacks in the hickory wood. The weave is very tight and the size is 10"l X 7"H. It is, I believe, a berry or mushroom basket.

Price: $275.

2024-Feb-25 03:14pm EST | Tags : Basket fanny basket New england

Homespun Five Piece Folkart Wood Train Set

Great handmade, for a son, train set. Circa 1930s-40s, wood made, an engine and four cars. It is to scale, made by a man that had been an engineer for the Great Northern Railway. All the cars are numbered and there are period decals. It is made from a small log and carved bits and pieces of scrapwood, nails and a few pieces of metal that worked. It is very well done and to scale. The doors slide and the hatches open and the wood is painted. Very well done and a fun display piece. The train measures 53 inched when connected. The engine is 3 1/4"W.

Price: $285.

2024-Feb-25 02:40pm EST | Tags : folkart train carved wood

Folk Art Horse & Rider Painted Wood Childs Toy

The sailor boy riding a bucking mule. This is a fun piece probably from around 1900 or earlier. It is handmade and painted wood, and was found in Maine. The piece is articulated by a simple nail technique. Not the best way for a lasting toy as shown in the various fixes over the years. It did last though! It is so whimsy in detail. The paint is great too. Wonderful folk art look. Love this piece. 9 /12" l X 8 3/4"H.

Price: $125.

2024-Feb-23 04:03pm EST | Tags : Toy Folkart Whimsy

Early Hand Done Wood & Iron Primitive Snow Shovel

This is an amazing tool from the early 19th C. It is a hand made snow shovel made of fruitwood out of one board with a carved out handle and an iron made scraping blade on the end. it is a very striking piece being artistically done and being very utilitarian for the day. It's what you did in the Winters in severe climates. 45"L X 11" shovel head. It is a beautiful tool with just the right patina. Would look beautiful on a camp wall!

Price: $225.

2024-Feb-23 02:54pm EST | Tags : Tool Primitive art

Salt Glaze Advertising Blue & White Butter Crock

This is an embossed, with grape and leaf motif, butter crock. It looks like it's White's Utica pottery, but, it says on the bottom it was made in Germany. It's is advertising on the bottom for M. Friedman & Co, San Francisco "the largest furniture on the Pacific coast." Founded in the late 19th Century this crock probably dated from 1900. There are small chips as shown in the image and another small one on the bottom rim. 8 1/4" X 4 1/2"

Price: $145.00

2024-Feb-23 02:33pm EST | Tags : Pottery Butter crock Salt glaze stoneware

Vintage Johns Manville Store Workers Canvas Apron

How cool is this store worker's apron vest. I am thinking 1940s to the 1950s, The condition is amazing. Made of sturdy canvas the colors are vivid and the ties are there too. 22" L X 17"W. One size fits all, halloween is coming!

Price: $65.

2024-Feb-23 02:25pm EST | Tags : Tools Johns Manville

18thC Blacksmith Made Woodworker Adjustable Clamps

This is a set of four wood clamps used by a cabinetmaker in the late 18th C or early 19th Century. These are in exceptional, working condition and useful today. Be creative. These would have been hand wrought, made by a blacksmith. They are from a farm in Northern Vermont. Not marked. They measure roughly 5 1/2"H X 2 3/4"W

Price: $110.00

2024-Feb-23 01:30pm EST | Tags : Tools Woodworking Blacksmith

Primitive Iron Barn Ring Stonework HorseTether

This is a Vermont item that was used in a barn or stonework. You would pound the tapered shaft into a beam and use the ring for hanging things and other multi use purposes. Very cool item made by a blacksmith and the iron of which is as standup as it was 200 years ago. Also, could be used in stonework to be used as a tether for a horse. Many modern day uses for the vintage home remodeler. The spike is 7 1/4" and the ring has a diameter of 5 1/2."

Price: $125.

2024-Feb-23 01:17pm EST | Tags : Tool Blacksmith Wrought iron

Primitive Kitchen Tool Mechanical Raisin Shredder

This is an unmarked early raisin shredder used for pastries and other cooking with raisins items. It works, and if you like old kitchen gadgets this is a cool one.5 1/2" W X 6 3/4"L

Price: $75.

2024-Feb-23 01:07pm EST | Tags : Raisin shredder

Five 19th C Roof Gutter Brackets and Beam Hook

Something you don't often see. These are various types of holds to stabilize old gutters. There is also a very early barn bean hook in this lot. Sold together. There are remnants of early paint. These measure roughly 7 1/2" X 9"L and are cast and wrought iron.

Price: 65.00. Lot

2024-Feb-23 12:58pm EST | Tags : tools cast iron

Decorative 1880s Cast Iron Lamp Hanging Hook

This is a decorative lamp hanging hook from Vermont. These are always had to find and for a vintage home always useful for plants, lamps and other hanging. The length of the screw tell you it is going to hold your item. Great condition. 7"L X 2 1/4"W.

Price: $75.

2024-Feb-20 02:07pm EST | Tags : Lamp hook lamp parts tools

Cool Vintage Souvenir Hand Mirror Catskill Mts NY

This is a very neat piece of souvenir art from the 1900s - 30s. It is a lovely beveled, hand held mirror made from a native Pine wood log cut. It has a complimentary wood handle too. It is marked Catskill Mts on its colorful mirror back. Condition is very good. 12 1/4"L X 5 1/2"W.

Price: $85.

2024-Feb-20 01:54pm EST | Tags : Catskills wood art folkart

Vintage Folksy Metal 2 Sided Silhouette Man W Dog

This is a cool item from Maine. It is a two sided sheet metal cut out of a man watering his dog. It is very quaint, naive art. Perhaps, it was the beginning of a weathervane. Just not sure. But, it's fun art. 11"H X 8"W.

Price: $125.

2024-Feb-20 01:33pm EST | Tags : Weathervane folk art Dog

Early American Wallpaper or Textile Printing Block

I have always considered these old wallpaper or textile blocks as a very underrated art form. Imagine the creativeness of the designs and the very laborious, skilled endeavor of the hand carving of these blocks. This one is an early one done on American oak and in very good condition. It is a Cape Cod find. It measures 6" X 6" and has its original handle on the block.

Price: $90.


Nice Early Painted Wood Bootjack W W Camp

This is an early bootjack from either a lumber camp or a railroad camp. I date it from the 1880s to 1900. The condition is very good as shown with old nails and a nice salmon colored board. It is stamped W.W.Camp. It shows nice wear It is 18 1/2"L X 4 1/4"W. I believe the wood is maple,

Price: $75.

2024-Feb-20 01:03pm EST | Tags : bootjack tools Lumbering

Early American Blacksmith Made Double Ended Awl

This is a great piece of early blacksmithing in America. It has lovely twist work and the awl is in excellent condition. it was used perhaps by a leather worker. But, I am sure it was multi purposed. It is 12"long. There is a museum ID painted on the surface. Great piece!

Price: $85.

2024-Feb-19 05:32pm EST | Tags : Tools Blacksmith ironwork

Colonial Copper W Silver Kitchen or Hearth Ladle

This is an early, well designed form of a kitchen or hearth cooking ladle or scoop. It is made from copper, blacksmith done with a worn, applied silver surface. This would be 18th C. It was found in New Hampshire. It is a lovely piece to handle. Looking closely you can see small pean marks on the handle. 17"L X 3 1/2" diameter bowl.

Price: $175.

2024-Feb-19 05:23pm EST | Tags : Kitchen tools colonial

Labeled Early Granite Iron Ware Scoop Wood handle.

Collectors, I have never seen a Granite Iron Ware ladle with this type of handle. I am guessing it is early in the company. It is not a put together. The mounting holes are original. Charles Stumer began making agate-ware or Granite iron ware in 1848. And, this type of kitchen ware really got going in 1878 with St Louis Stamping. So, this is an early piece. The Trade Mark stamp is on the bottom of the ladle. There are a few chips in the outside surface and wear to the handle connect. This kitchen piece measures 15"L X 3 3/4"diameter of the bowl. Great piece!

Price: $245.

2024-Feb-19 05:06pm EST | Tags : Granite ware Agateware Kitchen

Antique Wire and Tin Mesh Kitchen Fly Screen

This is an old piece for the kitchen. It is a dome type screen used to protect dishes from household flies. People used these from the 1850s through the 1920s. This is a late 19th C. one with a tin border and a screen in very good condition. No holes! It is a 8"diameter X 5" H one with an wood knob and a wire screen. *

Price: $75.

2024-Feb-19 04:56pm EST | Tags : fly screen Kitchen Dome

Vintage Wood Halloween Articulated Black Cat

This is a vintage carved wood black cat. The head can rotate or swivel. Very cute, I am sure someone made this as a Halloween piece. Very good condition as shown. C.1930s. Good paint and eyes are painted small tacks. 6 1/4"H X 3 1/4"W

Price: Pending

2024-Feb-19 04:35pm EST | Tags : Black Cat Halloween toy

19th C Treen Work Spalted Maple inlaid Lidded Box

This is a most beautiful wood turned, treen work container for, I believe, a checker game with a cloth board and the checkers inside. The inlay illustrates a checker board. It could also have been a unused Tobacco container. It is definitely 19th century. It measures 5 3/4"H X 5 3/4" diameter. Lovely!

Price: $275.

2024-Feb-19 03:46pm EST | Tags : Treen Marquetry Decorative box

Early Treen Work Shaped Wood Pipe Tobacco Box Nice

This is a very wonderfully designed and sculpted, rich wood, lidded Tabac (tobacco) container. It is made from, I believe, olive wood. And, it is late 19th C. and, in wonderful condition. This piece is inscribed on the surface "Tabac" and also Ballou, Alsace. That being France. Condition is very good and the sweet scent of pipe tobacco still resides in the interior. Beautiful treen work. this container 6 1/2"H X 3"diameter at lid.

Price: $225.

2024-Feb-19 02:58pm EST | Tags : Treen Tobacco 19th C

Antique Cast Iron House Shutter Dogs or Pintles

You don't see these that often. These are neat little cast iron pieces that were each used to hold back a shutter on your windows; to keep the shutters on the sides of the windows when they were not being used in storms These came off a 1840's house in Vermont. They each are in very good condition as shown. There are four. They measure 3 1/2"L X 2 3/4"D

Price: 55. for all

2024-Feb-19 02:38pm EST | Tags : Tools Antique hardware cast iron

Vintage Halwah Desert or Candy Tin 1930s

This is a nice old tin from the Sahadi's Company in New York city. It is for their sweet middle Eastern delicacy Halwah. The tin shows normal wear and in most attractive for the shelf. This company still exists and has been in business in New York, Ny for over 100 years. It measures 4 25" diameter and is 2 1/2"H/

Price: $55.

2024-Feb-19 02:28pm EST | Tags : Advertising tin Food tin kitchen

Wallpapered Container Circa 1920-1930

This is what looks like a small bandbox. It's not, but it's very cool and it is wallpapered with it's lid and in very good condition. What we have here is a container made by the the Sealright Co, Fulton NY. They have been in business since the 1880s . They manufacture paper products like wallpaper, wrapping material and product containers. This one is very neat with great wallpaper on an unused container, perhaps a sample. Very colorful and period looking. It measures 7 1/2"H X 7" diameter.

Price: $60.

2024-Feb-19 02:15pm EST | Tags : wallpaper bandboxes decoratice containers

Old Charles Parker Wall Mount Coffee Mill W Eagle

This is a antique No 60 coffee grinder from the 1860s made by the American firm of Charles Parker. It has the American eagle logo. It is wall mounted and has its original wood mounting board. The condition is very good. The lid, which is usually missing on these, is a bit worn as shown. It is 7" H X 9"W and the handle comes out 7". It is in fine working condition

Price: $70.

2024-Feb-16 04:34pm EST | Tags : coffee grinder coffee mill

15 Sheraton Period Decorated Brass Drawer Pulls

I bought these in New Hampshire many years ago. These are fifteen matched cabinet drawer pulls from the American Sheraton period. These are exceptionally well made in three different parts. All are in very good condition. They are brass. And, they can be bought in sets of 2 or more at $25. each or as a lot for $300. They are 1 1/4" diameter and 1/2" outward. Sold in 2 or more or as a lot.

Price: 300.00 0r, 2 or more at $25. ea

2024-Feb-16 04:22pm EST | Tags : drawerpulls hardware Sheraton

Sheraton Period Set of 12Brass Drawer Pulls

I bought these in New Hampshire many years ago. These are twelve matched decorated brass cabinet drawer pulls from the American Sheraton period. These are exceptionally well made in three different parts. All are in very good condition. They are brass. And, they can be bought in sets of 2 or more at $25. each or as a lot for $300. These are 2" diameter and 1/2" deep. When you need them where do you find them.

Price: 300.00 or $25. each of 2 or more

2024-Feb-16 04:08pm EST | Tags : Drawer pulls Hardware. Sheraton

Three Colonial Period Blacksmith Barn Door Latches

These are three items that came from a Norwich, Vermont early barn. I have had these for many years. They are a fine example of early blacksmithing in New England. The work is fine with nice twist work on the shafts. Each varying slightly. I am sure they were used on the same building. They can be sold individually. Each measures roughly 14" long. Great items!

Price: 225.00 set. $75.00 each, firm.

2024-Feb-13 06:38pm EST | Tags : Blacksmithing Old Hardware Colonial

Set of Six 1890s Brass Owl Head Drawer Pulls

This is a unique, sought after, American set of drawer pulls from the 1880s to 1900. They are brass and all parts are there. These were used by the Owl Drug Store firm and elsewhere. They are pressed brass with incised iron bails. They have a nice patina and are very hard to find in sets. 4 1/2"l X 2 1/2"hole to hole for mounting. If you love owls these are for you.

Price: 180.00 set only.

2024-Feb-13 06:22pm EST | Tags : Owls Drawer pulls Hardware

Set of Six 1870's Symbolic Brass Drawer pulls.

Fabulous! I had never seen these before. And, I have no reference to the meaning of the crest. They are made of very substantial, heavy cast brass and in in top notch condition. All parts are all there. Good patina and maybe someone out there knows the symbolism or meaning of the crest. Guessing they have a Military or a mining significance with the canon. There are six, the whole set including the two with key holes. 2 1/2"long X 3 1/2" hole to hole mounting.

Price: $240.

2024-Feb-13 05:49pm EST | Tags : Hardware fancy drawer pulls Military

Set of Four 1880s Painted Dog Head Drawer Pulls

Great set of country door pulls. These are most difficult to find. They are often found on country kitchen cabinets and dough tables. These are very fine cast iron with no issues and great paint as shown. 3 7/8"L and 3 1/2" hole to hole

Price: SOLD

2024-Feb-13 05:42pm EST | Tags : Dogs antique drawer pulls hardware

Antique 1880s Painted Cast Iron Plant Hanging Hook

This is a screw in hook used for hanging a plant in the 1870s through 1900. It is painted in old green paint with embossing underneath and visible. The hook measures 9" from the wall.

Price: $55.

2024-Feb-13 03:34pm EST | Tags : cast iron. Plant hook old iron Plant hanger

Two Piece Cast iron 1880s Lamp or Plant Hanger

Hard to find original 1870s - 1880s lamp hanger. Also, used for plants. It is two pieces and it swivels. It is 9 3/4"long. Nice original finish in fine condition.

Price: $85.

2024-Feb-13 03:25pm EST | Tags : cast iron Plant hanger Lamp part

1860s Cast Iron Decorative Lamp Plant Hanging Hook

This is an uncommon cast iron ceiling hook used for hanging lighting fixtures from the ceiling in the 1850s through 1900. More commonly today, it is a decorative piece used for hanging plants. The screw is iron. Nice paint hiding the decorative work from many coats of paint. The hook is 7 1/4"L X 2 1/2"W. A 3 1/2" drop when screwed in the ceiling or beam.

Price: $75.

2024-Feb-13 03:11pm EST | Tags : cast iron old lamp part Old hanging hook

Rare Cast Iron Dove and Olive Branch Plant Hanger

This is an uncommon 1860s-1880s cast iron plant or lamp hanger in very good condition with good gilt paint. The motif is a dove with on olive branch in its beak. Post Civil War. It swivels. It measures 9 1/4" L

Price: $110.

2024-Feb-13 03:01pm EST | Tags : cast iron Peace Plant hanger

Antique Cast Iron Rest Your Feet Here Painted Sign

This is a great piece of American cast iron. It was originally the surround for a shoe stand from the 1870s or 1880s. The old paint is very good as is the casting as shown. Great sign for an entry to a comfort zone. It has nice mounting holes for hanging. It is marked only H. It measures 12 3/4"H X 10 3/4"W X 2 1/4"D. Very cool item.

Price: $275.

2024-Feb-08 03:32pm EST | Tags : cast iron Trade sign Equestrian

Old Treen Painted Kite Flying Spool

This is quite a sweet piece of treen work. It was made and used as the spool for letting out string for flying a kite. Guessing it is 1920s to 1940. The condition is like almost new. It is made from walnut wood. Nice colored paints. it measures 12 3/4"L X 3"W. Beautiful.

Price: $65.

2024-Feb-08 03:21pm EST | Tags : kite treen children

Cast Iron Doorstop Cavalier with Pretty Girl

This is an early doorstop made of cast iron, circa 1860s. There are remnants of paint. The condition is very good with a nice casting. Is this Cavalier being cavalier in his expression. 8"H X 4 3/4"W X 3 7/8"d

Price: $80.

2024-Feb-08 03:09pm EST | Tags : Cast iron Doorstop sculpture

Early 19th C Leather Brass Military Cartridge Case

This is a military cartridge case of fancy tarred leather, brass trimmed with a crown crest. Popular between 1820 and 1870. It has a moroccan leather inside and is very well made and in good condition even having the leather closing strap intact. It came from a home in New Hampshire. There would have been a strap to carry it over the shoulder. It measures 6 1/2"W X 5 1/2"H X 2 1/4"D

Price: $250.

2024-Feb-08 02:58pm EST | Tags : Military cartridge case Leather

Redware Pottery Cruet or Ink Dalton Lambeth

This is a nice piece of redware pottery from Dalton Lambeth. I believe it is a cruet. Some say an ink bottle. It is in very good condition and measures 5 3/4"H X 2 3/4"diam.

Price: $55.

2024-Feb-08 02:49pm EST | Tags : redware alton Lambeth Ink bottle

Small Antique Redware Jar

This item is a small jar made of redware pottery. It has a nice form and color. It is not marked. Bought in Vermont in the 1970s. Great as a condiment jar. Nice size. It measures 4 1/16"H X 2 3/8" diam.

Price: $85.

2024-Feb-07 08:41pm EST | Tags : redware pottery

Etched and Handled Saratoga Drinking Glass 1878

Absolutely beautiful design and appearance for this 1878 Saratoga Springs water tasting, large handled glass. The quality of the glass is top notch and it is flawless and very clear. The etching is wheel cut and the base is ground. The glass is made in a two part mold. It is etched "George" who must have been a guest at a spa. 5 1/2"H X 4 3/4" wide to handle.

Price: $110.

2024-Feb-07 08:18pm EST | Tags : Saratoga Springs Glass

Four 1860s 1890s Clay Smoking Pipes Unused

These are four clay smoking pipes in great, unused condition. They are are marked W W White Glasgow T78, and were found in a box in Virginia City, Nevada. Gold miners, very cool. They measure 5 1/2" to 6 1/2."

Price: 90. all only

2024-Feb-07 08:00pm EST | Tags : clay pipes Pipes

Colorful C1900 Cut Plug Tobacco Advertising Tin.

This is a circa 1890 -1910 lithographed, advertising tin for Natural Virginia, Cavendish Cut, "Carte Blanche" plug tobacco. Marburg Bros. Baltimore, MD. It is good condition especially considering its fragility, being 100+ years old and made from tin and usually thrown away. Normal wear. Crisp and attractive. Great graphics. It measures 6 1/4"L X 4"W X 2 1/2"H.

Price: $90.

2024-Feb-07 07:38pm EST | Tags : advertising tobacco tin

Two Matched Wood Architectural Corbels Great Paint

This is a great pair of 1870s - 1880s architectural embellishments for a hours or other building. They were designed to look like they supported something like a door overhang, a roof, etc. Each is in wonderful condition with nice crusty paint in various layers. Pair only. They measure 11"H X 5 1/2"W X 4" deep.

Price: 225. Pair

2024-Feb-07 07:18pm EST | Tags : architectural wood carving House trim

19th C Horn Folkart Cigar Ashtray

This is a 19th century folk art piece made from a steer horn. Most likely a farm animal. It is very well designed and in very good condition showing some use, but clean, neat and tidy. The two adjoined horn pieces are on a wood base. This gentleman's piece is 11"long X 4" wide.

Price: $145.

2024-Feb-07 07:04pm EST | Tags : Horn work Cigars Folkart

Incised 19 C Painted Horn Work Flower Pocket

This is a very well decorated farm carved steer horn from the 1880's-1890's. The cut work, the incising, is very accurately done and the painting is attention getting. The paint is in excellent condition and vibrant. It maintains what is its original strap. The artist quite deliberately carved this initials J.O.B. into this piece. 17"long.

Price: $165.

2024-Feb-07 06:52pm EST | Tags : Artwork carved horn folkart

Old Wood Marquetry Sewing Spool Holder

This is a nice piece of folksy woodwork. The item is an old handmade, for sewing, spool holder for four thread rolls. It is done with wood marquetry work and is very nice with sharp definite joining and nice different woods work. It measures 5 1/2" H X 3 1/2"W

Price: $85.

2024-Feb-05 11:03pm EST | Tags : sewing spool holder woodwork

Vintage Wood Maple Products Painted Sign Vermont

This is a great old sign I bought in Vermont 25 years ago or so. It came from the house of Bessie Drennan of Woodbury VT. She became a prominent Vermont folk artist after her death. She was also a antiques dealer and sold maple products. This piece, from her attic, is on pine wood. Looking closely there is underpainting, a shadow, of a previous Maple Products sign . It is double sided and measures 36"long X 6" high. Guessing it is from the 1940s.

Price: $225.

2024-Feb-05 01:30pm EST | Tags : Old signs Vermont sign

18th C Marine Ship Captains Spirits Service Chest

This is a service whisky carrier for a prominent ships captain in the 18th century. His name or initials no longer on the brass plate on the lid of the chest. It is fancy in it Honduras mahogany fitted case for whiskies and cordials. It is all original fabric lined and holds six large, gilt decorated, decanters, two personal, gilt decorated, decanters, two sherry glasses and a whisky glass. The two sherries probably were replaced during it's history. This chest is in excellent condition with what appears to be the original finish. It has it's two carrying handles. The key escutcheon has been replaced by a piece of ivory. The lock is still there. All the glass is good. Two stoppers have been slightly shortened by use. Each sealing the contents. This piece came from an estate near Lake George, New York. One of the best and most complete sets I have seen. The case measures 16 " L X 12"D X 10"H. It is beautiful. More images sent if needed. Prefer pickup, would be difficult to ship.

Price: $1.650.

2024-Feb-04 05:04pm EST | Tags : Marine Ship Captains Whisky chest. Nautical antiques

Sm Bronze Sculpture of a Swallow on Oakwood Stand

This is a bronze figural piece. It is a swallow in flight. The bird is patinated in various colors. It sits on a 1880's decorated column finial. Two pieces, 7" wide at wings span and 4 1/4" base. Excellent patina and condition.

Price: $265.

2024-Feb-04 04:55pm EST | Tags : sculpture Swallow Bird

Small Banner Weathervane in Good Paint with Stand

This is a small mid to later 19th C weathervane. It has nice old grayish paint on a sheet iron banner. It is mounted on an old carved oakwood stand for decor. And, there is a new separate unpainted wood base that I had cut. It is unusual to find this size. Not sure where it might have been used. But, I like it. It measures 13 1/2"W X 22" high from the base. Great home decor for a collector.

Price: $325.

2024-Feb-04 03:58pm EST | Tags : weathervane wind vane primitive

Small Marine 18th C Ships Officers Spirits Chest

This is a small burl walnut veneer over pine elegant whisky chest. This box houses three very elaborately etched and painted glass decanters. The etching's include the monogram of George 111 (1760 - 1820) surrounded by floral designs; a 18th century ship in full sail surrounded by flowers and a poem in German that reads "Sail away my friend, but come back soon again. " The third decanter is a hand painted floral. All are hand blown pontiled bottles. Each has its original caps. The box is lined with its original wallpaper. The lock is missing. Very fine condition. This lovely and sentimental chest measures 9 1/2"H X 5"D X 8 1/2"L. Sweet.

Price: $850.00

2024-Feb-04 03:14pm EST | Tags : Nautical Marine Ships whisky chest.

Historic1854 Painted Portland Maine Fire Bucket

This is a historical piece of Americana. It is a fire bucket, the style of which was developed and patented in 1854 by the Nathaniel Hayward Co., Haywardville - Stoneham, Maine and made for the Portland Sugar House a landmark company in downtown Portland, Maine, owned and operated by J.B.Brown, the wealthiest man in Portland. The Portland Sugar Works was one of the largest distilleries in America at the time. https://www.mainememory.net/record/6673 They were involved with the refining of sugar from molasses imported from the West Indies. And, the distilling of rum. Their huge plant was destroyed by fire in 1866. Looks like this fire bucket didn't help much. The surface of this piece is just what you want. It is a green / black color with ochre lettering all is superb finish. It has its original bail and handle. The rim is a blacksmith formed iron band. The material is a patented vulcanized hard rubber material developed by Nathaniel Hayward working with Charles Goodyear. This bucket measures 12"tall X 8 3/4" diameter at the top.

Price: $850.

2024-Feb-04 02:20pm EST | Tags : fire bucket Painted bucket Maine antiques

1787 Copper Engraving NW Coast Native American

This is a copper engraving of a scene set in 1787 where a trapper is trading goods with an indigenous chief probably of the Tlinget culture in the Port des Francis region of North America. It is published by G. G. I. Robinson, London. De Vaney is the illustrator. Dress of the "Inhabitants of Port des Francis on the North West Coast of America". The piece sits in a birdseye maple frame. It measures 16 1/4" X 13". The engraving is 9 3/4" X 13 1/4."

Price: $285.

2024-Feb-01 02:59pm EST | Tags : NW Coast Native American Art & Prints

1800 Treen Work Watch Holder Great Ebony Finish

This is an Treen item that I believe started out as a pounce container. It certainly has the form. And, I might be wrong. It is covered on both the bottom and the top with traditional Georgian fabric. It has a great ebony colored lacquered finish. I love the look. So, I am not opening it up. It is a perfect stand or perch for a watch. It measures 4"H X 3 3/8"diameter. Great look

Price: $125.

2024-Feb-01 02:46pm EST | Tags : watch stand Pounce container Treen work

Early Hand Made Painted Wood Large Fishing Lure

This is a very folksy, hand crafted, fishing plug or lure circa 1910 to 1930. It's condition is excellent with good paint. It hail from Maine and has three, three tined hooks. It is extra large being 6 1/2"long and is 3"deep. Great item for display in a collection.

Price: $90.00

2024-Feb-01 02:38pm EST | Tags : fishing Fishing lure folkart

Vintage 1820 to1840s Split Lens Eye Spectacles

Great for your Steiff Teddy. This is an very early pair of eye spectacles. What makes them more interesting is the fact that they have split lenses for near and far vision. Uncommon. Very good condition with wire and iron frames. 4 1/2"L

Price: $55.

2024-Feb-01 02:23pm EST | Tags : spectacles eye glasses teddy bear

1860s Civil War Soldiers Sharp Shooter Spectacles

This pair of wire framed, with amber lenses and with the open space in the center, are referred to a "sharp shooter" glasses used to finely target the objective. These are in very good condition as shown. 5 1/2"long.

Price: $115.

2024-Feb-01 02:16pm EST | Tags : civil war spectacles old glasses

Papier Mache Wine Bottle Coaster C 1820s

This is a hard to find wine coaster made of papier mache in probably the 1820s give or a few years. It came from my wine artifact collection at Californiawinemuseum.com It has a black lacquer finish with gilt decor. Very neo-classical in decor and difficult to find in this condition. This item measures 5" in diameter and is 1 1/2" H

Price: $165.

2024-Jan-31 03:19pm EST | Tags : Wine coaster

Pears Soap Baby Dusting Powder Unopened Container

This is an unopened package of Pears Precipitated Fuller's Earth Dusting Baby Powder. Very colorful packaging from 1890s to 1905. It measures 2 1/2"H X 2 7/8" in diameter.

Price: $65.00

2024-Jan-31 03:13pm EST | Tags : Advertising Pears Soap Children

1870s Papier Mache Spectacles Case with Glasses

This is a sweet item from mid century France made from papier mache with black lacquer with gilt decoration. It is in quite wonderful condition considering the material. The spectacles are, I believe, German silver . They have nice early repairs having lost the screws for the arms and replaced with wire. The case measures 6 1/2."

Price: $105.

2024-Jan-31 02:49pm EST | Tags : spectacles Old glasses papier mache

Period Mahogany Tea Caddy Great Glass Elegant

This is a Honduras mahogany cased Georgian tea caddy. It has two, foil lined tea compartments with lids, original satin lined case and a beautiful master tea glass with potted florals etched into the glass. The lock does not lock, but everything is there and the piece is quite stunning. The case measures 13 7/8" X 7"deep X 7 1/2"H

Price: $435.00

2024-Jan-28 08:26pm EST | Tags : Tea caddy Mahogany case Tableware

Antique Two Horse Hitching Post With Old Paint

This is a heavy duty, 19th century horse stay or hitching post. Its cast iron head would have been secured to a metal or wooden post. The hitching post is a two part mold, cast iron piece that probably was cold welded which is cool. The condition on this item is as good as it gets. I like the size, it is heavy and sturdy. It has two rings for the horses. And, I like the simplicity of the paint. You can see it was painted earlier also. A user.

Price: $185.

2024-Jan-27 10:08pm EST | Tags : Hitching post Horse. cast iron

Early Coopers Barrel Tool Used for Stave Holding

These are two beautifully made hickory wood barrel hoops. They are two different sizes, each one for a different diameter barrel. Used while gathering and holding the staves together by the barrel-maker, the cooper, only to be removed as the other permanent staves would be put on. Not your usual item. These are early. They even have hand done rosette nails on the tongue of the hoop, there are square, wooden staying dowels. The form is very good as is the condition. Very decorative. And, a quite uncommon and desirable early tool used by the Cooper trade in the the 18th and 19th century and earlier. The 1st hoop is 18" diameter x 2 5/8 " wide. The second is 19 1/2" diameter X 2 3/4" wide.

Price: $275.00

2024-Jan-27 09:30pm EST | Tags :

Vermont Syrup Sled in Great Paint C1840's to 1880s

From Northern Vermont; this is a small Winter sled used for transporting maple syrup or milk to the home from the sugar shed or the barn. It is the second part of a pull sled. These transports could add multiple other sleds like this one in with great red paint and robins egg blue beneath, to the first sled, the one with a pull handle. This would be a piece made on the farm at the time of use. Great piece for wall decor or as a base. 21'L X 10 1/4"W.

Price: $225.

2024-Jan-27 09:13pm EST | Tags : Old sled primitives farm tools

Period Worn Gilt Brass Architectural Overdoor Nice

This is a piece in very fine condition and with perfect wear on the surface. This is a brass architectural, metal piece with wonderful metal working and a pleasing design. This is a piece to lay against the glass over a door way opening. Or, over a large window . I'm guessing this statement piece is circa 1860s to 1880s. The piece measures 51"L X10 1/2"H.

Price: $285.00

2024-Jan-27 08:57pm EST | Tags : Architectural Overdoor Window

Pair of Colonial Rat Tail Blacksmith made Andirons

This is a wonderful early American pair of wrought iron, blacksmith made, iron firedogs. One of the nicest early pair I have had or seen. Note the construction. Possibly Shaker made as many of the items from this collector were Ohio and New Your Shaker made. I love the form of these small hearth andirons. If I had the place these I would keep. There is no finish on the metal, only bare iron. And, my bet would be these would last another 100 years in use. A graceful and sleek, simple look. These measure 18"L X 11 1/2"H

Price: $325.00

2024-Jan-27 08:42pm EST | Tags : andirons firedogs shaker

Vintage Companions of the Forest Satin Banner

This is a interesting piece of being interested in ones environment early on. The "Companions were the female adjunct or auxiliary of the Foresters of America, a fraternal group interested in benevolence and social manners of the day. The Companions were first organized in San Francisco in 1883 becoming Circle No1 and they became a very popular fraternal group throughout America for women in the later 19th C. through the 1940s. This is a two sided satin banner of very high quality. Exceptional stitchery, use of fabric and adornment including expensive cording, fringe and gilt paints. The condition is like new and just about perfect with great color. It measures 32"W X 52'H including the cord hanger and wood dowel. Great wall hanger!

Price: $275.

2024-Jan-25 11:07pm EST | Tags : Textiles Fraternal Environment

Hand Forged Antique Garden Pumpkin Gourd Smasher

This is an early blacksmith made garden tool used for breaking up squash vines, pumpkins and gourds for composting materials in a garden. Nothing wasted unlike today. This one is early and sharp with the extended spike for mounting onto a substantial pole for use. It is heavy and powerful. This old tool measures 7 1/2"W by 7" H. Excellent condition and patina.

Price: $145.

2024-Jan-23 11:41pm EST | Tags : early tools Pumpkin smasher Blacksmithing

Framed N Currier Son of Temperance 1848 Lithograph

This is a great image, Son of Temperance was produced by the NY publishing firm of Nathaniel Currier, 152 Nassau St, NY. It is 1848 and, is in it's original frame with great paint. It is unopened with a wood backing. It has its original hanging hook and is a uncommon N Currier. In very good condition. Normal light fading which gives this powerful image great credibility. It measures 12 1/2" X 17."

Price: $265.

2024-Jan-23 05:42pm EST | Tags : N Currier Prints Americana

Colonial Geo Washington Engraving in Federal Frame

"The Father of Our Country." This is a copper engraving of George Washington. The title of the print indicates, in German, the sitting was in the Capital on Washington's birthday. So, 18th C. The frame is a wonderful gilt and rosewood veneer on a pine wood frame. It is also 18th C. and measures 12 1/4"W X 13 1/2"H. Just a great combination.

Price: $345.

2024-Jan-23 02:47pm EST | Tags : George Washington Federal Frame Prints and paintings

Early Wrought Iron Brass Butcher Skimmer Ladle

This is an early piece of commercial or home cookware. The handle is blacksmith made iron with detail clasping a brass concave bowl. There is wear and a few breaks in the brass as shown. Great hanging item. Circa 1840-1860s.It measures 21 1/2"L X 5" diameter ladle bowl.

Price: $50.

2024-Jan-23 02:38pm EST | Tags : Early cookware old ladle skimmer Blacksmith work

1805 Philadelphia Engraving in Colonial Frame

This is an engraving of Philadelphia in 1805. It is describes as "Philadelphia from the evening side. It was done by Eberhard August Wilhelm Von Zimmerman. The image is 5.5 " X 4.25." It shows the City of Brotherly Love in this early view of serenity and commerce. Image is in very good condition. The frame is an old birdseye maple frame and the piece is framed properly. It measures 13 1/2"W X 10 1/2"H. Uncommon image.

Price: $345.

2024-Jan-23 02:20pm EST | Tags : Philadelphia Colonial art Prints and paintings

Early Mini Tin Six Arm Candle Lamp Salesman sample

This is a unusual candle chandelier that came out of the Ohio estate where there was a lot of early lighting the likes of rush lamps, etc. I have never seen this miniature representation of a Colonial six arm, tin hanging tavern lamp before. It is great tin work including wonderful folds, exactness in design and masterful soldering work. The patina and aging on the tin is very good. What was this used for? Well, a guess would be as a salesman sample. Kind of awkward to drag a large, fragile 24"D chandelier around in ones wagon or cart to show your talent and wares. Or, it could have been a presentation piece at an exhibit or perhaps even purposeful in a Colonial space. Whatever its origin, I am going with quite wonderful. This lamp is 11" in diameter and 6" high. I do have a chain for it, not original but older. Any feedback would be helpful.

Price: $650.


Early Engraving Thos. Jefferson in Georgian Frame

This is an great old Washington Period birdseye maple frame. Inside is a Period engraving and portrait of our third president Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826). Surely Jefferson is one of the most important men of American History. The illustration and engraving was done by Carl Nuremberg, Germany. It is a great combination of great man and wonderful frame. Engraving is C. 1840s.

Price: $ 245.00

2024-Jan-21 10:50pm EST | Tags : Thomas Jefferson Georgian frame

Vintage Boatman's Hickory Marlin Spike Sailors Fid

This is a very substantial hickory wood sailors fid or marlin spike. It is vintage. This tool was used with rigging on boats and ships as a stay or hold for rigging work and tightening lines. This one is 17" long and has a great look and was used for rigging work, splicing, and, as a rope sail stay. Great marine tool.

Price: $95.

2024-Jan-21 10:25pm EST | Tags : Sailors fid marlin spike Nautical

Pair of Vintage Cherrywood Wool Carders

This an Old Whittemore Patent No" 8. pair of wool carders used to separate wool. These were made by the Watson - Williams Mfg.Co., Leichester, Mass. An old company that got it's start in 1797. These are vintage and as you can see the condition is like new. Probably made in the 1930-40s judging by where they came from. This tool was used to separate the wool. They measure 9 1/2"W X 9"H. They appear to be of cherry wood or another fruit wood. Hard.

Price: 55.00 pair

2024-Jan-21 09:58pm EST | Tags : wool carders sheep shears Horses

Colonial Norwich Style Double Door Latch Assembly

This is a most worthy early American item. One you don't see often. It is a double latch installed assembly. It did come out of a Vermont barn. The material is a pewter type metal and the design is definitely like a 1640 to 1740s Norwich style mechanism. It was most likely from an interior door or a food stuffs cellar. It can be a hanging piece. The wood piece measures 11'H X 6"W on an old pine door part. The paint is incredibly great.

Price: $225.

2024-Jan-21 08:46pm EST | Tags : Ols door latch Antiwue hardware Colonial

Rare Antique Mechanical Fishing Gaff Sailors Work

The best I've seen. And, I cannot find another. I purchased this fishing gaff in Sonoma Co. California (near the Pacific Sea Coast) many years ago. It works on a swivel system. It opens to 30 inches. Folded it is 16 1/2inches. The handle has cool and useful sailors, well painted, rope work for grip. And, the gaff is definitely blacksmith made. It also has great eye appeal. I'm guessing that it is like 1870s, maybe earlier. If I collected fishing gear I would definitely want this gaff.

Price: $425.

2024-Jan-21 08:17pm EST | Tags : Fishing gear fishing gaff primitives

Vintage Canadian Goose Field Decoy Great Paint

This is a exceptionally well carved and painted sentinel goose decoy that has great paint and character that appears to be untouched. He has glass eyes.This decoy has a lot of the earmarks of Wilbur Roy Mill, a Canadian carver. It is not signed. The decoy measures 21 1/2" X 29" X 9. "

Price: $425.00

2024-Jan-21 07:55pm EST | Tags :

Vintage Sweet Corn Wood Sign Great Paint & Patina

This is a local sign from a barn in Sonoma County, California. It is a hand done piece with a great choice of paint color. It is a one board sign of clear heart redwood. Notice the beginnings of another sign on the back. This was probable a road side stand sign. It is Circa 1910 to 1930s. The sign measures 31"l X 12"H X 1' thick. I have never cleaned up this sign that has been on my wall because I like the wear and look. But, those stains can dirt can disappear.

Price: $425.00

2024-Jan-21 07:11pm EST | Tags : wood signs Farm sign Advertising

Antique Grain Painted W handle Metal Cash Box

This is a locking deed box that is grain painted and then painted with decorated detail. It is probably 1870s to 1900. Condition is very good and in good working order. I did not in-paint this cash box. There are a few chips easily done. It is locking and in the inside there is a removable cash tray for coinage also in great condition. It measures 9"L X 5 1/2"W X 4"H.

Price: $185.

2024-Jan-21 06:57pm EST | Tags : Grain painted Vintage cash box. Painted

Vermont 1870 Grain Painted Fruits Wood Vanity Box

Very good grain work box with artistic decorated painted apple and cherries on the lid. There is an old faded mirror inside which leads me to believe it was used as a vanity for a young woman. The wood is pine and the graining and condition is very good as shown. It is solid with good hinges. The mirror is cracked as shown but again solid. Nice beveled lid. Good size at 13 1/2"W X 9 3/4"D X 6 1/2"H. Found in Vermont.

Price: $385.

2024-Jan-21 06:28pm EST | Tags : Grain painted Painted box Ladies vanity

Vintage Fruit Picking Baskets You Won't Often See

This is a lot of three sizes of fruit picking baskets from 1880s to 1910s. They are all in very good condition. They were used for picking berry's of various kinds usually by women and children. These are probably poplar wood and have been steamed to size and having a reinforced tin metal borders for strength. There are 4 blueberry pints (4 1/2" X 4 1/2") , 3 larger, two pint strawberry trays ( 6" X 9") and seven 9" X 8" blackberry quart size. A great kitchen group. Charming and easy to sell.

Price: 185.00 lot of fourteen (14)

2024-Jan-21 05:54pm EST | Tags : Old berry baskets Wood baskets Farm items

Important 1868 Vermont Patent Medicine Broadside

This is a one of the best pieces of American lithographic advertising out there. It was published by one of the master printing houses, Forbes & Co. Lithography, Boston in 1868. W.A. King was the illustrator. This colored piece is artistically very detailed regarding their product Balm of Gilead, a healing plaster from various trees of the Vermont region. The producer was M K Paine, Windsor Vermont.. This piece is in the Library of Congress. The graphics are fantastic. This broadside measures 22"W X 27"H. The image itself is 14 1/2"W X 19 1/2"H

Price: $750.

2024-Jan-21 05:26pm EST | Tags : Broadside Period advertising Patent medicine quackery

1910 Orchard Wayward Stand Wood Sign Great Paint

This is cool old sign that has been on my wall for awhile. It is wood, and, as one can see, it has been repainted numerous times. It is one board piece with original reinforcing braces on the back. I believe it is 1900 to 1930s. It was found in an old barn in the Central Valley of California. These signs were used to lure customers into smaller farms, vineyards and orchards. Kind of a small weekend business ofter run by the children of the farmers. These sign rarely survive. This is a great American Country sign that measures 9 1/2"H X 66"long. Looked great on my wall and will look great on yours. This IS a vintage sign, not a later piece.

Price: $825.

2024-Jan-21 04:40pm EST | Tags : Old signs Wood signs Farmers

1880s Patent Medicine framed Poster for Horses

This is a great item that is iconic to early American "quack" medical practices of America in the 1880's. Advertised as the "Greatest healing liniment of the age" this product was manufactured by the Kimball Bros, Enosberg Falls, Vermont. This poster is in very good condition. It measures 17"W X 23"H. The frame is 25 1/2"W X 32"H. A broadside used to post in villages, towns and cities.

Price: $325.

2024-Jan-21 04:10pm EST | Tags : Posters Quack Medicine Horses

Full Figured Pair of 18th C Silhouettes Signed

This is a larger than normal (9 1/4W X 12 1/4"H ) pair of full figured, painted silhouettes from the late 18th century to circa 1820s. A husband and his wife. They each have been "bronzed" or added gilt to the subjects for finer definition. Well done, the artist succeeded in capturing the dress, hairstyles, formality and elegance of the day including backgrounds in paint. The gentleman portrait is signed Bannister, artist. Very good framed condition.

Price: $325.

2024-Jan-21 03:31pm EST | Tags : Silhouettes Painting fashion

Early 1820s Painting of Plums Birdseye Maple Frame

This is a 1820s to 40s study of a plumb.The painting is in its original period, lovely birdseye maple frame. It is all done with conservation in mind. The painting measures 9 1/2"W X 8"W. From New Hampshire.

Price: $245.

2024-Jan-21 02:29pm EST | Tags : Painting. Art Watercolor birdseye maple frame

Early Cherries Painting in 1820s Birdseye Frame

This is a sweet, period watercolor, on paper, of cherries. Very well executed, the wonderful old aged birdseye maple frame and the painting grew up together. The frame measures 9 1/4"W X 7 3/4"H X 1 1/8" thick.

Price: $245.

2024-Jan-21 02:21pm EST | Tags : Painting Watercolor Birdseye maple

American Sampler 1840 S C Leth Graduated Fonts

This is a nice small, school girl sampler done in February of 1840. The condition is fine. There is a bit of wear as shown in the images. It's old. The colors are vibrant and the work well done. This sampler measures 15"W X 11 1/2"H

Price: SOLD

2024-Jan-19 06:41pm EST | Tags : Samplers Hand work Textiles.

Charming 1870 Poetic Calligraphy Love Thoughts

This is a written piece of poetry and art from a well educated and artistic schoolboy on April 24,1870. From John R. F. K. to Mifs. (probably a nickname). It is beautifully done with wonderful cursive calligraphy and a drawing which endears you to this young lad. Condition is very good and it is framed in a same period black walnut frame with conservation in mind. It measures 15 3/3"W X 13 3/4"H.

Price: $325.00

2024-Jan-19 06:21pm EST | Tags : Valentines Love letter Calligraphy

Set of Carle Vernet Equestrian Framed Lithos 19th

This is a reverse painted on glass, gilt and black glass frame with a set of four 19th C., equestrian lithographs illustrating 18th scenes by noted painter and lithographer Carle Vernet (1758 - 1836). Vernet was an avid horseman an a very recognized artist of the day. 16"W X 14"H.

Price: $275.

2024-Jan-19 05:47pm EST | Tags : Equestrian Horses Lithographs

Old Painted Pig in a Clog Shoe Sewing Tool C 1900

This is a most whimsical piece of fun! I believe it is for sewing. The thread line would go through the tail curl of the Piggy to steady and align the thread from the spool to working on a piece. Otherwise, it might be a cute little paperweight. Good original paints. Does show normal wear to the paint as shown. The "Good Night" may refer to telling the seamstress to quit for the day. This little piggy is 4 1/4" long.

Price: $85.00

2024-Jan-19 05:35pm EST | Tags : Sewing Cast lead. Pig

Pair of 1860s Old Eye Glasses in Tin Case

For your teddy bear . . . a pair of vintage, extendable, eye glasses. They are marked. The set is in very good condition; even the case liner is there. They would be circa 1850s to 1870s. The tin case measures 5" long. New Hampshire found.

Price: $125.

2024-Jan-19 05:26pm EST | Tags : old eye glasses Tin ware Optometry

Vintage 24 inch Folding Ruler Upson Nut Co C1890s

This is a great little item. It is a folding ruler made by the Upson Standard Rule Co. Cleveland, Ohio between 1888 and 1911. It is maple with brass hinging and decor. It is a 24 " collapsable piece that is so cool, and fun, and, it still works! The ruler is stamped No. 68, Upson Nut Co. It is 6 1/2" closed. Good look!

Price: $55.00

2024-Jan-19 05:16pm EST | Tags : Tools Old rulers

Pair of Vintage Vermont Iron Sugar Nippers

This is a pair of vintage maple sugar nippers from Vermont. Guessing they are 1890s - 1900 vintage. They are, as shown, in very good condition with normal wear although they remain very sharp.They are very solid and sturdy being a bit larger than normal. This pair of cutters measures 10"L X 5"W.

Price: $75.00

2024-Jan-18 04:23pm EST | Tags : Sugar nippers maple syrup Tools

Rockingham Pottery Shell Pattern Ladies Spittoon

This is a piece of Bennington, Vermont Rockingham glazed pottery mid to later 19th C. It is in excellent condition and the color is striking. This is a "ladies" cuspidor or spittoon. It has the molded shell pattern with raised clam shells. It is 7 1/2" diamater X 2 1/2"H/ Bennington pottery is so under rated!

Price: $65.00

2024-Jan-18 04:01pm EST | Tags : Rockingham American pottery Bennington ware

1852 S C Herring Brass Safe Plate Elaborate Relief

This is a wonderful piece of metal work and history. This is a plaque that was attached to an early safe. It indicated how fire proof this Herring safe was. It is marked May 18th 1852. S C Herring, 212 Broadway Co'r Murray St. NY . In the image is showing a test furnace, dolphins, gentlemen of the day and just a lot going on. Exceptional condition. The brass piece is 7"L X 5 1/2"H.

Price: $375.00

2024-Jan-18 03:02pm EST | Tags : Americana Safes & locks Brass work

Fancy 1870s Rosewood Brass Saloon Lemon Squeezer

This is a piece from Old San Francisco. It is a lemon squeezer that was used in the bars and saloons of the day. It is made from rosewood and the metal is nickel plated brass work. it is a cool piece, and this one is in excellent condition with a great look and in fine working condition. This piece measures 9 1/2" long. it is 3 1/2" W at the handles.

Price: $110.00

2024-Jan-18 02:43pm EST | Tags : Lemon Squeeze Bar tools Old West

1880s Tin and Cast Iron Horse Pull Toy With Bell

This is a sweet little toy from the 1890s-1890s period. The piece is nickel plated with the surface showing normal play wear. The bell rings as you move the horse forward and the horse goes up and down. Fun. The piece works well and measures 7 1/2"L X 2"W at the wheels.

Price: $85.

2024-Jan-18 02:34pm EST | Tags : Horse pull toy Vintage toys Children

Civil War Staff & Field Officers Short Sword Nice

This is an unusual piece of Civil War history. It is a 1860s period short sword This sword is only 23" long and the blade is 17" long. The blade is so well formed it looks like this is how it was made. Or, one heck of an altering job! The piece is highly decorated with nice gilt with the American eagle, the patriotic shield with the olive branches and arrows. The blade is etched with patriotic symbols also. The sword itself is in very good condition. I do not have the scabbard for it. I am sure that there is a story that went with this piece.

Price: $350.00

2024-Jan-18 01:54pm EST | Tags : Civil War Antique sword

BGI Rosewood Tongue Pincher Vintage Duck Call

This is an 1878 - 1902 old hunters duck call from the BGI Co in Bridgeport Conn. It is referred to as a "tongue pincher" call. It is finely made of rosewood and nickel over brass. It is 5 1/2 long and is in good calling order.

Price: $75.00

2024-Jan-18 01:44pm EST | Tags : Duck calls Hunting Tools

Pair of Seiss Vintage Crank Rooter Duck Calls 1905

This is a working pair of vintage, tin hand crank duck calls for the hunter. They were made by the Seiss Co. at the turn of the century and were quite popular. They are each marked Pat'd March 28, 1905 and June 29, 1920. and others pending. Made in USA. They are each1 1/2"H X 2 3/4"W.

Price: 95.00 Pair

2024-Jan-18 01:33pm EST | Tags : Tinware Duck calls Hunting

Antique Bust of Florentine Renaissance Woman

This is a old, lovely, carved wood and polychromed bust of what I believe to be a Renaissance woman. It is masterly done with very good, original paints as shown. The colors are vibrant and the expression on the woman is stately and determined. The surface includes gilding. The piece show good age and normal wear. It is hard to determine the exact age. The bust is 13" H and is 10" across at the base. From an estate in San Francisco, California.

Price: $1,250.00

2024-Jan-18 01:19pm EST | Tags : Wood carving Art Sculpture

Old Brass Cast Iron Hawkeye Horse Bridle Rosette

This is a very well made 19th C cast iron and brass bridle rosette. Possible a harness ornament. An uncommon one. The condition is excellent showing signs of just normal wear. If you collect bridle buttons this is an uncommon one. The Hawkeye design is most cool. It is 3" in diameter.

Price: SOLD

2024-Jan-16 08:26pm EST | Tags : Bridle buttons Horse Medallions

Antique Shipwrights Bone & Rosewood Marking Gauge

This is a very old American shipwrights tool. It is a 10" double beam marking gauge, circa 1850s -1870. I have not cleaned it up. But, it is in excellent condition. It is bone and rosewood and all there. It show good normal wear. It is 4" wide at the rosewood. I have never seen one this early.

Price: $165.00

2024-Jan-16 07:49pm EST | Tags : Early Tools Primitives

Miniature 19th C Tinware Butter Pat Milk Cow Image

This is a cute little table piece for everyday people. It is a 2" diameter tin butter pat. I have never seen this before. Condition is very good with high relief on the milk cow. Nice patina and condition. Circa 1860s - 1880s. Vermont.

Price: SOLD

2024-Jan-16 07:19pm EST | Tags : Vintage butter pat Tinware Cows

Currier and Ives The Great Republic Clipper Ship

This is an original Currier & Ives, hand colored, lithograph of the famous 1850's U S clipper ship "The Great Republic." Wonderful full masted image of the largest wooden ship of the day and the largest full rigged ship in the world, and, one of the most important clipper ships from the 1850s into the turn of the 20th C. The lithograph has its 152 Nassau St NY address so it is from 1866 to 1872 .This image is matted and framed in a conservation manner and mounted into a period 1870's black walnut frame. Framed it is 20"L X 16 1/2"W. The image is 14" X 10."

Price: $385.

2024-Jan-16 06:58pm EST | Tags : Clipper ships Nautical marine Currier & Ives

Syd J Browne Maine Coast Framed Oil Painting

This is an oil on Masonite painting of the Maine Coast where Browne spent much of his later years. Born in 1907 he has great credentials including pieces in the Library of Congress. He is a very well schooled and well listed New England artist. No doubt he made and painted this frame also in that driftwood affect. This painting has great impasto which portrays the fury of the rugged seacoast. The piece measures 25"W X 16 1/2"H ( the frame). The painting itself is 18"W X 9 1/2"H . This painting is in very good condition.

Price: $425.

2024-Jan-16 06:42pm EST | Tags : Oil Painting Maine painting Seascape

19th C Stove Flu Cover Dog and Monkey Dressing Up

This is a great one! Glass covered, this one is one of the most colorful & humorous 19th C. flu covers I have seen. Flu covers were used to decoratively cover the hole in the wall where the wood stove pipe went to the outside. Used in the Summers or old stove locations. Circa 1890s, this cover measures 7" in diameter.

Price: $95.

2024-Jan-16 04:16pm EST | Tags : Flu covers

Antique Childs Small Animals Circus Plate

This is a cute little (4") glazed paste child's toy saucer. It is decorated with a colorful menagerie of circus animals. Guessing it is 1910 or earlier.

Price: $24.

2024-Jan-16 04:09pm EST | Tags : Childs plate Circus Animals pottery piece

18th C American Brass Pushup Candlestick

This is an early one. Colonial period I am thinking. The candlestick is brass and is in very good working condition. And, it has a great look with good patina. I have used it many times in outages. It hail from Northern Vermont. The stick measures 5 1/2"H X 5" dish diameter. It does come apart.

Price: $165.00

2024-Jan-15 02:36pm EST | Tags : Pushup candlestick Colonial candlestick Early lighting

Pair of Early American Brass Finger Candlesticks

This is a fine pair of matched brass thumb lites or chamber sticks. They are early, guessing first quarter of the 19th C. They have nice weight and are definitely users. I myself have used these in various power outages. Patina is particularly good on this pair. They measure 4 1/4"diameter X 3 1/2"H. they come apart in three pieces.

Price: $185.00

2024-Jan-15 02:20pm EST | Tags : Chambersticks Finger lamps Early lighting

Mid 19thC Phillip Ashberry Sheffield Pewter Goblet

This is a large drinking vessel by the noted Sheffield firm of Phillip Ashberry & Sons. It is mid 19th C. Condition is excellent with a nice patina and well marked. Great for decor. It is large and I am thinking it was used for beer. This goblet or chalice measures 8 1/2"H X 4" diameter. It is marked 64 on the bottom which is probably the manufacturing date.

Price: $125.

2024-Jan-15 02:09pm EST | Tags : Pewter Sheffield pewter Tavern ware

Lignum Vitae Wood Treen Lidded Sweet Meats Bowl

A piece from a high quality table...owners were rich & with taste! Superb design & execution...size, decoration, and proportions perfectly balanced. From the workshop of a very gifted turner. 1st class piece of timber...color, figuring, contrast A sweetmeat bowl with cover, finial, & hearts...special piece for a bride. 7 1/2"H X 6"diameter.

Price: $950.00

2024-Jan-15 01:50pm EST | Tags : Wassail bowl Decorated wood bowl. Christmas

Vintage Slip Glazed Decorated Redware Bowl

This is a fun piece of pottery. It is old and is from red clay. The bowl has interesting symbol marks and the red and green muted colors are most attractive and very folksy. They are set on a cream colored background. This bowl is in good condition with normal ware for a bowl that was probably used at the table. An easy to live with piece that measures 3 1/2"H X 6 1/2"Diameter. This piece came out of California from a good estate. It has earmarks of pottery that may be French from the region of Savoie.

Price: $210.00

2024-Jan-15 01:35pm EST | Tags : Slip glazed Pottery bowl Redware

Exceptional 18thC Wooden Oval Lidded Banded Box

I love this oval box. It is so well constructed with its fine cooper made body, subtle wood carving and willow banding around it's oak frame. It has a patina to die for. I bought this box in New England. But, I see a Scandinavian influence in it's design. Guessing it is 1850's to 1870's and it is just beautiful. Not sure of its use. Perhaps it is "ditty" type box; perhaps a butter container.

Price: $325.00

2024-Jan-15 01:57am EST | Tags : Oval wood bod Ditty box Antique butter box

American Colonial Painted Multipurpose Wood Keg

This is four iron banded, coopered wood, cylindrical canister for water, wine or practically almost any liquid. It hails from our Colonial period or early 19th C., and has great paints of gray, blue and red coats showing. It is small being 5 1/4"H X 4" across. There is part of an old piece of paper on one of the barrel heads that reads the name John S Clash. It is from a small village in Northern Vermont and it's quite cool.

Price: SOLD

2024-Jan-15 01:38am EST | Tags : Cooper work Wood canteen

18th C Blacksmith Worked 4 Arm Iron Well hook

This is a piece I have enjoyed for many years in my own collection. It is an early iron metal fabrication used to drop into water wells to retrieve items that have gone into the water. Could be a bucket for example. This item just has form and beauty and obvious usefulness. Plus it's just graphically pleasing and fun to hang things from. It measures 4 1/2" H X 4" across the arms. Great patina and look.

Price: SOLD

2024-Jan-15 01:27am EST | Tags : Blacksmith Wrought iron Old well hook

1828 Painting of Countess Caroline

This is a watercolor of the Countess Caroline de Port de Montesquiou in 1828. Caroline was involved with the French / German revolution in 1792 and was remanded to the Abbey Remiremont in Alsace-Lorraine. Later she went to Milan, Italy and had this portrait done by Ernesta Legname Bisi, noted artist specializing in portraiture and copper engraving. Her works are in the British Museum and elsewhere. She too was a revolutionary seeking independence for Italy. The painting measures with the frame 13 1/2"W X 15 1/4"H. Thje portrait itself measure 6"W X 8"H. The frame is later.

Price: $525.

2024-Jan-13 09:12pm EST | Tags : Painting Portrait Artwork

3 dimentional 19th C Papier Mache American Eagle

This is a quite wonderful representation of the symbol of America. It is made of a combination of papier mache combined with horsehair and other binders. Papier mache use goes back to ancient China in origin. The eagle is most impressive with its shield and arrows. It is 19th century and it's patina is very fine with good muted color. Being of a fragile material it has time wear and some old repairs including newspaper mache on the back side. Any American collector would love this item for decor around collections. The eagle measures 40 1/2" L X 18"H X 5" deep at is relief to beak. It is a Northeast piece found in Maine.

Price: $1,450.

2024-Jan-13 06:02pm EST | Tags : Folkart American Eagle US symbols

18th C Carved Conch Shell Ship The Flying Childers

This is a finely carved conch shell, highly detailed. It’s artwork illustrates the clipper ship The Flying Childers launched in Boston in 1852. Her maiden voyage was to San Francisco. She made the voyage in 113 days. The captain was Jeremiah B White. This shell is decorated in patriotic imagery as well as nautical instruments. It is signed Horton. The ships captain in 1859 was a Captain Horton who I believe carved this shell. He was captain in 1859 and he left this East River wharf address in New York making the voyage to San Francisco in 117 days. This is the date I believe this conch shell was carved and signed. This is a very historical piece of San Francisco, the California Gold Rush and Clipper Ship history. The shell comes with it’s rosewood, velvet lined, with striped brass inlayed oval period enclosure. This case measures 5 3/4 L” X 4 W” The shell measures 3 3/4”L X 2 3/4”W. Please note fine hairline on top of shell. The piece is period and hand done. A historic piece of Americana. More images upon request.

Price: $2.2650.

2024-Jan-12 11:51pm EST | Tags : Scrimshaw Folkart Marine Nautical

18th C Vermont Incised Tin Colonial Tinderbox

Antique American “Tinderbox” tool Circa. late 18th C. From a barn in Vermont. Used for carrying materials necessary to start a fire; this tool is nicely hand engraved on this early tin box. The hinges work smoothly and it has the patina and wear you want in a piece like this. 5’X 3” X 1”.

Price: $265.

2024-Jan-12 11:26pm EST | Tags : colonial Tinderbox Early tinware

Pair of Old Copper Plated Baby Shoes Nice Patina

This pair of baby shoes are old and cool. They have a heavy coat of plated copper and are in very good condition, I am guessing they are from the 1890 - 1910 era. Not positive of that. Judging on style only, they could be older, they could by newer. Just sayin'. The are 4" long

Price: $85.

2024-Jan-12 11:00pm EST | Tags : Old copper shoes Children Doll shoes

Mid 18th C. Tripod Rushlight W Candle from Ohio

This is a good one if you are into this early lighting. From Ohio, this lamp, in addition to handling a wick in it's pliers, can also be used as candlelight. It has a tripod base with penny feet and a rolled candle socket. It has remnants of black paint and is very solid and in exceptional condition. It measures 9 1/4"H X 6" between the splayed leg.

Price: $445.

2024-Jan-12 10:47pm EST | Tags : Rushlight Early lamps & lighting Colonial lamps

18th C Rushlight from Vermont Wood Base Nice

This is an old blacksmith made iron rushlight from Vermont. It is 18th C. and in very good condition. It has a rolled candle socket and nice turn work. It also shows remnants of black paint. It came from a collection. This one is 11"H X 3 1/2"diameter on its walnut base. A good one.

Price: SOLD

2024-Jan-12 10:35pm EST | Tags : Rushlight Early American lighting Primitive lamps

Small Oil on Board Painting of a Bolivian Woman

This is a small oil painting on wood board of an older, indigenous Quechua woman in local dress. She is from a culture that predates the Inca culture in Bolivia. The artist has a great pallet of color and fine brush work. This artwork measures 7"H X 5 1/4." Fine.

Price: $225.00

2024-Jan-11 11:44pm EST | Tags : Oil painting artwork Portrait

Oil on Board Painting Young Latin Boy W Hat C 1900

This is a wonderful portrait of a Bolivia, Quechua boy with native dress. The painting is diminutive measuring 7"H X 5 1/2"W. This painting is exceptionally well done with a nice pallet of color and fine brush work. It is oil painted on wood board and unsigned. I believe this painting was done in the 1900 to 1920s period. Very pleasant to be around.

Price: $225.

2024-Jan-11 11:25pm EST | Tags : Oil painting. Artwork

Pair of Phoenix Bird 1860 Cast Iron Shelf brackets

These are wonderful in cast iron and gilt. They are not reproductions. And, these old shelf brackets are in great condition. They are very substantial and can hold great weight. They have the Phoenix bird motif, are unusual, and are most attractive. They measure 13 3/4"H X 9 3/4" in width.

Price: $225.00

2024-Jan-11 11:04pm EST | Tags : Cast iron brackets Old shelf brackets Ironwork

Pair of Ornamental Cast Iron Shelf Brackets C 1870

Exceptional condition with original surface, this pair of cast iron shelf brackets are solid and sturdy. And, lovely with their Eastlake designs. They came from a Napa Valley home in California. However, I believe they are Eastern manufactured. They measure 10"H X 8"W.

Price: $125.

2024-Jan-11 10:50pm EST | Tags : Cast iron Shelf brackets Iron work

Antique Wooden Carved Treen Shoe Form 19th C

This is a great quirky piece. It is finely carved and shaped wooden foot I believe was used in 19th C. shoe or boot making. I believe the wood is poplar; I could be wrong. So the top part of the carving is hollow. It could be an art piece or something cool. There are traces of white paint on the surface leading me to believe it was once painted.The form measurements are 10" H X 10"L. It is marked #2 on the bottom. Nice.

Price: $85.

2024-Jan-11 10:38pm EST | Tags : Treen work Wood boot/shoe form Carved wood shoe

Two Old Cast Iron Painted Hawk Doorstops Bookends

These are great! Wonderful condition and old paint. Not one, but, two cast iron doorstops or bookends. Exceptionally cast, these have been well taken care of. This bird is uncommon to find in cast iron. 6"H X 3"D. Reds, greens black & silver paint. Maybe Hubley made.

Price: 250 Ea / $425.pair

2024-Jan-11 01:34am EST | Tags :

Early American Blacksmith Made Iron Boot Scraper

A very nice example of a circa 1820s - 1850s hand wrought iron boot scraper. This was a necessary tool in all regions of America for both mud and snow. The iron work shows nice flair and cut work. It has survived nicely as so many of these have weathered away. And it has remnants of old black paint. It measures 9"W X 5"H X 4 1/2"D

Price: $185.

2024-Jan-10 10:43pm EST | Tags : Primitives Boot scraper Early ironwork

Heart Civil War Eagle W Brass Leather Martindale

This is a military issue Civil War piece of horse saddle tack. It is an ornamental piece with the American Eagle with his olive branches and arrows. This medallion is in excellent condition both brass and leather. It is hand sewn. And, it is an uncommon piece. The leather heart measures 4 1/2"H X 3 3/4"W

Price: SOLD

2024-Jan-10 10:33pm EST | Tags : Military civil war Horses Tack

Old Wirework Double Heart Rug Beater C 1900

This is a nice old rug beater, Every household had to have a rug beater to get rid of the old dust and dirt from everyday use. This is an old one, not a reproduction. It measures 16 1/2"H X 6 1/2"W

Price: $55.

2024-Jan-10 10:10pm EST | Tags : Tools Wirework Rug beater

RARE Pair 1870s San Francisco Cable Car Oil Lamps

This is a historical pair of oil lamps that were meant to hang, and surely did, in a City by the Bay cable car. I bought these from a collector many years ago. They are in excellent condition and have their original burners. They would have set in a metal sleeve attached to a wall of the cable car. The chimneys probably were replaced. These lamps are in very good condition. They are made mostly of brass; the shields were once nickel plated. I have enjoyed them for many years. Great wear and patina.

Price: $750.

2024-Jan-10 09:44pm EST | Tags : Early lighting Historical lighting

Old Carved Wood Butcher Shop Trade Sign

This is a neat little item from my travels in New England. It is a replica, in Honduras mahogany, of a butchers cleaver. Very well done, and, in very good condition. It shows signs in the wood grain that it was originally painted white. This piece measures 18 1/2" L X 5 1/2"W.

Price: $245.

2024-Jan-10 09:34pm EST | Tags : Trade signs Carved wood tools Folkart

41 in The Box Vintage French lancers toy Soldiers

A boxed set, here are 41 miniature French lancer toy soldiers in new old stock condition. From a prominent family in Marin Co. California. These are diminutive, much smaller than the Old Brittons I played with. Guessing 1930s. So cool!

Price: $285.

2024-Jan-10 09:26pm EST | Tags : Toy soldiers Childrens toys Vintage toys

Six Framed Miniature 1826 Children's Engravings

These are 6 quaint, wonderful images of English grammar for children. They were illustrated by Asaph Milliard and published in 1826 by Harris & Co, London. They depict whimsical scenes of children and the quest to understand grammar. Each is hand colored. The expensive wood frames have blue velvet liners. All in great condition. So cute, so little room required for this Period artwork. They measure 5"H X 4"+.

Price: $350.00

2024-Jan-10 09:13pm EST | Tags : Children Period artwork Vintage prints

100 Year Old 48 Star US Ships Flag Long and Skinny

This is a great vintage decorator US flag. It is 89 inches long by 24 inches wide. The first 48 star flag was flown for the admission of Arizona and New Mexico into the Union in 1912. This one is early. The Canton and stripes are on fine cotton and it is an extremely well made flag. I believe it was a maritime flag for vessels flying the US "colors". It was made by Fuller as indicated on the inward horizontal side. Wonderful piece to hang with Americana collections as it is so long. This flag, as shown, has a missing piece in the blue canton. and there is some staining, as illustrated, in the images. Shows great use and normal wear and the colors are bright but mellowed.

Price: $275.

2024-Jan-09 09:12pm EST | Tags : American flag US flag

Old Wood Folk Art Carving Man in Buffalo Robe

This is a quite wonderful image of a man in his Winter years at age 87. It is a very well carved and executed with wonderful lettering and definition of the old man and his "great coat." It is carved on the back also; I believe by someone referencing this Dr. T S Hitchcock perhaps after the old man had passed. Guessing it is done between 1850 and 1880. I've had it for years. Quite a wonderful folksy Americana image. 5 3/4"H X 3 3/4"W.

Price: $425.

2024-Jan-09 08:40pm EST | Tags : Americana Folkart carving Wood carving

Folkart Vermont Made Antique Painted 76 inch Chain

This is such a great piece of art. I've had it in my personal collection for many years. It is a two piece, 76 inch, hand whittled chain that is quite remarkably done. I originally thought that the chain was broken.but I now see that it fits together as shown. One piece is 37" and the other is 39" for a total of 76. It is beautifully done showing signs that it was originally painted cream white. So many applications it can be used for. Such remarkable condition.

Price: SOLD

2024-Jan-09 06:26pm EST | Tags : Wood ware work Primitive folk art Wooden chain

Old Wood Ware Collection W Native American Pieces

10 pieces of early American wood ware most of it Native American. It will be sold individually by the piece. It's from a California collector I bought from 30 years ago. Great pieces, Some with collection with museum inventory numbers. I would sell the collection for the right price also.

Price: As shown

2024-Jan-09 06:10pm EST | Tags : Old Wood Ware. Native American wood ware. Old treen ware.

Ancient Native American Well Used Wood Mortar

This is another piece from the California wood ware collector that I purchased in the 1990s. Most of it was Native America artifacts. This old mortar shows great use and wear. The design is unique possibly North Coast US. Not sure of the wood. But, I like the support wings on this vessel and the great patina suggesting possible 18th C. This piece measures 5 3/8" X 4 5/8." Very cool item.

Price: $425.


Large Early American Wood Ware Culinary Pestle

This is a large, nicely made and early American wood pestle probably for work in the kitchen. It appears to be maple wood. Nicely crafted, it has a great patina and shows good wear. I like the finial and the overall unique design. This old piece measures twelve inches long.

Price: $125.

2024-Jan-09 05:33pm EST | Tags : Early wood ware Antique pestle Treen ware

Early American Turned Wood Mortar and Pestle

This is nicely turned early to mid 19th C. Mortar & Pestle. It comes from the same wood ware collection an my other wood ware / treen ware listings. From an upscale California collector. The two pieces appear to go together. The wood looks to be a fruitwood. The mortar measures 7"H X 5 3/4"diameter. Excellent condition!

Price: $225.

2024-Jan-09 05:15pm EST | Tags : Mortar & Pestle Early wood ware. Treen ware Early tools

Early Sculptural Native American Wood Ware Paddle

This is a beautiful sculpted, maple wood "paddle" or other cooking tool. It is Native American and came from a collector in the Sierras of California. This piece has a wonderful patina and shows old wear. Unusual design. It measures 6" H X 4 3/4"W at paddle.

Price: $285.

2024-Jan-09 04:52pm EST | Tags : Native American wood ware Treen work Early cooking

Primitive Wood Ware Long Spoon Native American

This is a 14 1/2" L X 2 1/2" early cooking spoon. It has great wear and patina. And, I believe it is Native American. It is part of the group of a California collector which was largely this. It is a hardwood, possibly birch. Nice.

Price: $135.

2024-Jan-09 04:38pm EST | Tags : Native American Wood Ware Early treen ware. Primitive

Early American Primitive Wooden Pat or Scoop

This is an interesting piece of wood ware from the same California collector. It does have an inventory number attached on it #128 - 5. It is crude showing whittle marks. Perhaps an unfinished work. Looks like maple? It is unusual, it has it has a block base for, perhaps, holding up the spoon. Cool piece of Native American craft.

Price: $175.


Very Early Wooden Treen Ware Native American Ladle

This is a great item from our Native American culture . . a wooden scoop or ladle. The wood appears to be elm. I could be wrong. The patina and wear is what you want and to die for in wood wear. Feels so good in the hand. Very early, from a collector in California. I bought this in the 1990s. It has a hole in the handle for hanging this. And, there is a museum number, No.59 on the backside of the handle.This piece measures 9"L X 4 1/4" bowl.

Price: $425.

2024-Jan-09 04:02pm EST | Tags : Early wooden Ware Native American wood ware treen work

Long Early Wooden Decorated Ladle American Indian.

This is a quite wonderful example of a beautiful and useful piece of wooden ware. It is from a collector of Native American and early wood ware in California. I bought this piece in the 1990s. It has a lovely carved decorated hanger. This ladle has nice wear and patina. It measures 16"L X 4 7/8" bowl. It has an inventory # on the handle.

Price: $310.

2024-Jan-09 03:46pm EST | Tags : Wooden ware American Indian Treen

Early Native American Wood Ware Ladle

This is an a wood scoop or ladle from a California wood ware collector. I bought these pieces in the 1990's. This piece has a nice curl design feature possible used for hanging it. There is a nice early pitch repaid crack in the bowl are as shown. It measures 8 1/8"L X 4 7/8" at the bowl.

Price: $185.

2024-Jan-09 03:34pm EST | Tags : Early wood ware Native American work Treen

Very Old Burlwood Wooden, Native American ladle

This is a 19th C. Native American burl-wood ladle or scoop. Looks like maple with very nice wear and patina. From a California wood-ware collector in the 1980s. 9 n1/2"L X 4 7/8" bowl. Fine.

Price: $325.

2024-Jan-09 02:59pm EST | Tags : Early wood ware Native American Treen work

Period 13 Star Framed American Naval Ensign Flag

A great piece of Americana; this is an original 4 over 5 over 4 pattern US Naval flag. This flag was used between 1862 and 1870 - 1875. It is linen with applied stars and brass grommets. The condition is good especially considering normal wear with a few holes as shown not bothering the historic presence of this piece. The colors are good. This size ensign flag was flown on smaller vessels going ashore and back from a larger ship. The flag has been framed by a known sculptor and artist and is quite perfect for the piece. and, is well mounted. It is quite heavy weighing 24 pounds. The frame measures 45"W X 30"H; and, the flag itself is 37" X21." Great piece I am letting go.

Price: $2,400.

2024-Jan-03 08:25pm EST | Tags : US Flags US Naval flag. Patriotic Americana

Primitive early 19th C Flax Comb or Hetchel

This is an incredibly great, Vermont "flax comb". It is in wonderful condition with 79 individual hand done iron spikes with rose heads. The wood is cherry with two hanging holes. Shows nice wear. This important early American tool was used to split, straighten and clean flax fibers to a type of thread that was woven into a linen fabric. It measures 20"L X 7" W X 7 1/2"H. A great sculptural piece that is the best example of an early flax comb I have seen.

Price: $395.

2024-Jan-03 05:53pm EST | Tags : Colonial America Primitive tool Flax comb

Period 19th C Painted Metal Strongbox W Lock & Key

This is a great piece of Americana, old West or Express. It is a extra fortified metal "strong box" or Express safe used to keep or transport valuables including money and precious metals.It is in very good condition with nice green paint that is old and perhaps original with nice wear as shown. It comes with a brass lock and key made by Wilson & Bohannon, Brooklyn, NY. The box measures 14 1/2"L X 10 1/2"deep and 8 1/2"H. Super item.

Price: $625.

2024-Jan-03 05:41pm EST | Tags : Painted metal box Strongbox Period metal

Paul Janert Tempera Portrait of Boy with Cap

Paul Janert of Allentown, Pennsylvania tempera portrait of a young boy with wonderful cap. This is a exceptionally well painted portrait and great subject matter. Circa 1920s this painting is in a vintage oval frame with some damage middle right. It is tempera on board and measures 17"H X 14"W. Charming.

Price: $425.

2023-Dec-31 03:09pm EST | Tags : American painting Portrait painting

Primitive Oil Painting on School House Slate 1860

This is a lovely mid 19th century painting on a child's school house slate. It is double sided. The young girl with her flower basket in a landscape with the crescent moon above. The other side oil painted with some sort of a floral design. Found in Northern Vermont. The slate measures8 3/4"W X 12 1/2H.

Price: $225.

2023-Dec-31 02:26pm EST | Tags : Primitive painting Folkart painting Early painting

1940s Snoopy Sniffer Pull Toy Great Fun

This is a great old wood, with printed litho surface, bright color and fun toy Snoopy dog pull toy. I would say, with normal wear, this guy is in great condition as shown. This toy came out from Fisher Price Toy Company in 1938. But, this pup is in the time frame from 1940 to 1955. He came from a nice vintage collector. This toy measures 16" X 5 1/2"H X 4" W. Very cool graphic piece!

Price: $60.

2023-Dec-29 08:23pm EST | Tags : Vintage Toys. Dog pull toy Vintage wood toy

Americana Still Life W Landscape Framed Painting

This is a quite wonderful oil on canvas painting that I bought in New Hampshire years ago. It is framed in it's original gilt frame. The painting is very folksy and done in the very comfortable naive style of the day. Thee colors are vibrant and the image interesting as the set table of abundance with its many fruits, cheeses, a wine or beverage pitcher is set on the edge of a porch overlooking what might be a view of the White Mountains of NH. I date this piece from the 1880s. The frame measures 32"W X 19 3/4"H. And the image is 26" X 14." Fine skilled work and a fun scenario

Price: $1,500.


American Folkart Oil on Board Still Life Painting

This is a sweet 1870s oil on board painting of a Period set table ready for an event. This is a piece I purchased many years ago in New Hampshire and it was a keeper. Very easy to live with; it is done by a trained hand as so many women were in the 1870s and 80s. The colors are exciting yet subtle. The lemon yellow frame fits the painting so well. The setting makes you just want to step into the image. This piece of art measures 19 1/2"W X 14"H to the end of the frame. The image itself measures 17"W X 11 1/2"H. Original wood backing.

Price: $850.

2023-Dec-29 06:30pm EST | Tags : American folkart American painting Folkart painting

Period American Folkart Still life Oil Painting

This lovely painting was purchased in Vermont many years ago and has been in my collection. This piece is oil on board in a 1870s walnut carved frame. This image is a large basket fill with many varieties of ripe fruit. The color is vibrant and it is very well painted showing a slightly naive style popular in the 1850s through to the 1880s. It's black walnut frame is very charming and fits the piece well. Like many folk style paintings this is not signed. It measures 21"W X 18"H with the frame and 15 1/2" W X 12 3/4" H. Lovely

Price: SOLD


Early American Wrought Iron Pole Hunting Trap

This is an early 19th Century, wrought iron, “pole” trap used for large birds of prey which, in the day, were for the table. This is an exceptional, uncommon blacksmith made trap that retains its spring and is in good working order. 7 1/2”L X 6 1/2” X 4 1/2.” Rare, and an important tool in the early days of our country. I can ship this carefully to you.

Price: $245.

2023-Dec-20 01:50pm EST | Tags : Early American traps Blacksmith made trap Primitives

Rare Papier Mache Bulldog "Growler" C 1890s

Found in an American collection, this is an incredible, rare, French toy made by the firm of Roullet-Dechamps founded in 1865 in France. They specialized in papier mache and automata and were quite famous partnering with major french doll makers. This "Growler" with its great character expression is one of the largest I have seen and the one in the best condition with only a few minor scuffs in the ear area. It is a bobble head with which the head moves back and forth while in action. This Bulldog "growls" when her chain is pulled like we all do and the mouth opens and closes. And, the four feet are mounted with wooden wheels that work perfectly when pulled. The mane is quite perfect and, all in all, this hound is in great shape excepting a few small 130 year old use marks, as shown in images. The design and demeanor of this French Bulldog shows as one of the very early Growlers. Dimensions are 22+" L X 12"H X 9+" W." Growlers are quite rare especially in this great condition. I can package and ship this Growler to a buyer to arrive in the same great condition as shown.

Price: $2,750.

2023-Dec-19 09:44pm EST | Tags : Bulldog Growlers Old Toys

Old Painted Sign,Vintage Country Store Fishing

This is an absolutely right, vintage, wood sign from a fishing store or a general, early 20th C., (or earlier), country store. It came out of the North Coast of California. But, could have been from anywhere in the US. It is wood, made from the panels of a late 19th century door. These are three of the four panel that would have been beveled door panels of a Victorian paneled door. Made into a hand painted, three tier sign with early paint and chain for a point of sale merchandising sign. Great patina & paint color. Guaranteed old and real. Fabulous! Wish I could visit this store when . . The three tiers measure . . 38 1/2" X 10" , 23 1/2" X 10", and 191/2" X 9 1/2." So, the sign is 38" wide with a 34." drop or height. Wish I had a place for this sign. It is a great piece of Americana. Will be carefully packed for shipping.

Price: $1,150.

2023-Dec-19 09:12pm EST | Tags : Antique sign Country store sign Old fishing store sign

Vintage Carnival Gaming Wheel Great Cond and Paint

This is a great piece of Americana. It is a turn of the century gaming wheel. These were used in saloons, gaming parlors, carnivals, etc.. This is an excellent example with great paint in red, greens, yellows and black. Excellent quality and design. It is all there including the wheel, holding bracket for mounting and brass fittings and tacking. It is signed Patent Pending, P&GD on the rotating brass hub. Winning numbers go from #1 to 15. The wheel measures 24" in diameter. This is a great size for display. This piece came out of California and is one of the best I have seen as far as condition and appeal. I can ship this safely.

Price: $1150.


Collection Five Old Miniature Cobalt Finger Lamps.

This is a collection of five small, vintage cobalt blue finger lamps. Their condition is perfect. Burners and chimneys are readily available. But just this old glass makes a statement. In this group are a matched pair of Nutmeg lamps, an antique Norman Clark, 1883 faceted jewelers lamp, a larger faceted finger lamp and another not sure who the maker was. They would have burned kerosene oil. They range in size from 2 1/2" to 4" high. All are good ones to look good on your window sill.

Price: $200.

2023-Dec-19 07:01pm EST | Tags : Antique lamps Cobalt blue lamps Vintage oil lamps

Unusual Mini Size Antique Ash Splint Fanny Basket

This is a cool little basket that measures 3 1/2" H X 2 3/4"W. It is a Northeast piece from Vermont. It does have some glue on it where possibly the splints were reinforced. Would have been a difficult piece of basketry to do. It is old and has a great patina. It is very cute and a great addition to a collection.

Price: SOLD

2023-Dec-19 04:55pm EST | Tags : Vintage splint basket American basketry Primitive

7" Antique Ash Splint basket Northeast Nice

This is a great size splint basket from Vermont. It is very intact as shown with a few normal wear splits. It has a nice well worn patina and it measures 7" in diameter X 6 1/2"H.

Price: $245.

2023-Dec-19 04:41pm EST | Tags : Ash splint basket American basket Basketry

Cast Iron Standing Masters Dog Decorative Statue

This is a great 1880's piece of fine cast iron work with its original paints. Many layers. It may have been a hitching post or well decor. Whatever, it is a most interesting, attractive and incredible piece! The pup is sitting up as if to ask to help, possibly to beg. It is quite a hefty piece and is hollow inside. This guy, with the big ears, is 22"H and stands on an attached pedestal. One of the better pieces of cast iron work I have had.

Price: $1,400

2023-Dec-19 03:52pm EST | Tags : Cast iron Dog Statue Decorative garden

Colonial America Forged Iron Fireplace Trivet

A lovely piece of early American forge work. Circa 1750 - 1800. This fireplace cookware piece exhibits fine turn work and extra detail. One of the legs has a repair as shown. Nicely done.This trivet maintains it pan holder rest. Often lost. It measures 7 1/4"L X 3 3/4" X 6"H. This trivet has a nice original finish with traces of black paint.

Price: $145.00

2023-Dec-19 03:22pm EST | Tags : Early American Iron work Primitives Fireplace cookware

Large Unusual Design Shaker Clothes Pin in Walnut.

Ohio Shaker community, hand made clothes pin with an unusual form. And, it is crafted in Walnut wood. This piece measures 6"long and it is 1 1/4" square. Very cool item.

Price: $75.

2023-Dec-19 03:15pm EST | Tags : Shaker Primitive clothes pin

Large Antique Maple Shaker Rolling Pin

This is from the Ohio collection. It is a long maple rolling pin in excellent condition showing nice wear. The pin measures 17 3/4"L X 2 1/4"W. The turning is excellent with nice incised lines and extra detail. A good one with nice wood grain from the Shaker community.

Price: $145.

2023-Dec-19 03:03pm EST | Tags : Shaker Primitives Antique rolling pin

Primitive Shaker Pie Lifter

This early pie lifter is from a collection of an Ohio antique dealer in the 1950s. The lifter is in very good condition as shown. It had nice detail and is rich in its finish. This piece is bound by fine wire and the metal is in good condition. The lifter is 17 3/4" L X 6 1/2" wide at the metal lift. The wood appears to be maple. Sweet.

Price: $165.

2023-Dec-19 02:39pm EST | Tags : Shaker Primitive Early pie lifter

Winter Snow Horse and Sleigh Hooked Rug.

This is a nicely designed rural snow scene hooked rug. Guessing it may be period 1930s -1940s. There is some fading on the front and a faded stain, as shown, that looks easily removable on the lower right. Very nicely crafted. It measures 28"W X 18"H. Nice imagery and fabric condition.

Price: $285.

2023-Dec-18 10:27pm EST | Tags : Hooked rug. Snow ride hooked rug American textiles

Winter Scene Hooked Rug Nice Color and Size

This is a great smaller hooked rug at 28 1/2" X 19." This came from an estate of a Americana collector. Nice seasonal imagery and condition. It has ribbon hanging hooks. Guessing it may be circa 1930s-40s. A lot going on here. Well done!

Price: SOLD

2023-Dec-18 10:19pm EST | Tags : Hooked rugs American textiles Winter scene hooked rug

Vintage Carved Wood Polychrome Painted Cow W Style

This is a a great homespun, hand-painted, dairy cow with her finder bell. The detail is evidence of a very skilled country carver. This is most likely a Holstein Friesian cow with the black and white giveaway. This came from a Americana collector. I like her almost cubistic carving with the glass eyes. The paint is excellent. This cow is 9"L X 2 1/4"W.

Price: $245.

2023-Dec-18 09:03pm EST | Tags : Carved animals Carved dairy cows Holstein Friesian

Equestrian 1850s 6 inch Potlid Country Quarters

This is a Prattware "potlid", circa 1850's, a cover for a cream or salve. These have been very popular collectibles since the process was invented in the 1700's and mastered in the 1840's by the E.R. Pratt Co. of Fenton in Staffordshire. The process was a transfer lithographic process on to porcelain . This is a particularly great barnyard scene marked Country Quarters. Many of the potlids products came to America in the due course of importing goods for society. This is one of the larger sizes being 6" framed in a painted mahogany surround.

Price: $125.

2023-Dec-18 08:46pm EST | Tags : Potlids Prattware Equestrian antiques

Important Pair of 18th C Ohio Crewel Work Drapes

This is an amazing pair of 18th century crewel work drapes or curtains. They are in very good condition considering they are textiles and haven't been under glass or stored conservatively. They came from the owner of an 1940s-1960 antique dealer in Youngstown Ohio. The two panels are matched and definitely a pair. The hand work is done on linen and behind there is an additional linen backing. There are a few spits in the linen on the outer panel and repairable stitch work in a one of the upper panels. The drapes are sewn as a three part panel. The back linen is very intact but there is some fraying and slitting from two hundred year old acidity, not seen or affecting the front. The colors are exceptionally rich on both drapes. I believe these are definitely museum quality for American textiles of this time period. More images upon request.

Price: $3,500.


Large Early Turned Treen Bowl With Staple Repairs

This is a large, early, 16"D X 3 1/2"D, turned treen work pine dough bowl with great lines. I love the repairs. It must have had history. Thinking it may be late18th Century. It has a great primitive appearance. This bowl would look fabulous filled with fruit!

Price: $450.

2023-Dec-18 05:33pm EST | Tags : primitive Early dough bowl Tween work

Rare Antique Bradley Hubbard Mechanical Spittoon

This is a very unusual and uncommon piece that speaks of the 1880's Old West. It is a foot levered, elaborate metalwork "Turtle" spittoon made by the Bradley & Hubbard Co., West Meriden Conn. It has its original enameled cast iron removable interior tray and is in exceptional condition as shown. It has not been altered as some of these have with later paints. A great find. The turtle measures 12"L X 9 1/4"W X 6"H.

Price: $725.


Marked 1808 S&S Slattington Pa Cast Iron Snow Bird

This is the earliest example I have found of a S&S Mfg. Co. , Slattington, Pennsylvania cast iron snow-bird used to keep roof snow from falling. It has wear showing its age, but very good as shown. The piece measures 11"L X 6"H

Price: $75.

2023-Dec-17 07:45pm EST | Tags : Snow bird Primitive cast iron Pennsylvania antiques

Vintage Ash Splint Polychromed Hoop Basket

This sturdy old splint basket is in amazing condition with lovely polychromed paint along the sides and its bottom. The patina is rich on both the full ash hoop handle, the surround and the bottom as shown. There are no breaks. It measures 14 3/4" H X 12 1/2" Diameter. It's a beauty!

Price: $285.


!880s Sunburst Fan Architectural Overdoor element

This is an interesting hand done, difficult to produce, architectural element from 1880's Vermont. It has what appears to be its original blue/green paint. It is in excellent condition with 36 unbroken slats. Called a Louvre'd fan light pattern, this surround is quite pleasing and in good order. This over-door measures 36"L X 21" H. More images upon request.

Price: $850.


1700s Primitive Ohio Small Painted Fowl Game Rack

This is a quite wonderful, early Ohio, game rack for small fowl. It is in its original state with its rich ox- blood original finish. The iron work is all hand done and wonderful . . both the 12 game hooks and the two forged hanging standards. This is a one board piece. Great surface. It measures 38"L X 13"H. Never seen a better one! More pic's upon request.

Price: $850.

2023-Dec-13 10:17pm EST | Tags : Primitives 1700s game rack Great original paint

Country store Ohio 1860s Sandpaper Wallpaper Sign

This is a great early sign from the 1850s to 1870s, a "sandpaper" type, hand done, sign for an emporium or a country store advertising that they sell wallpaper. It comes from a mid-century antique store in Youngstown, Ohio. And, the condition is quite wonderful with beveled edges, gilt letter work and a "sandpaper" ground. It was a 'never for sale' piece in the store. I bought it from the son after the parent's passing and I have had it on my wall for some time. The sign has a blue/black background and the lettering is most advanced. It is quite amazing in its condition. The back shows how well the sign was made. This piece of Americana is quite ship-able. It measures 54 1/2" L X 9 1/4" H. More pic's upon request.

Price: SOLD

2023-Dec-13 09:33pm EST | Tags : Vintage signs Americana Country Store

Vintage painted wrought iron potted plant holder

This is a great wall hanging potted plant holder circa 1910 -1930. The robins egg blue paint is great. The metal work is exceptional and well made in an extra heavy gauge. It's a very useful holder in its 15"H X 10"W size.

Price: $125.

2023-Dec-13 03:23pm EST | Tags : Plant holder wrought iron plant stand Iron Flower holder

Vintage Hubley Cast Iron Little Kitties Doorstop

This is an uncommon doorstop from Hubley Co., Lancaster Pa, circa 1920s. I call it the Little Kitties, but it may be the Kittens who have lost their mittens. I have seen this piece with many different paints. The paint on this one is old and in good condition as shown as is the metal showing normal use wear. This doorstop measures 7 1/2" X 5"W. Hard to find.

Price: $265

2023-Dec-13 03:06pm EST | Tags : Doorstops Hubley Cast iron door stops

Antique Mesh Screen Food Cover Excellent Condition

This is an old mesh screen to cover food dished from flys. It is vintage late 19th C. It is in excellent condition with its lid and original banding on the bottom. The lid is original and cool. This sho fly cover measures 5 1/2"H X 7 1/2" diameter. An unusual size. No holes in screen.

Price: $85.

2023-Dec-13 02:40pm EST | Tags : Kitchen items Sho-Fly cover Primitive item.

Vintage Painted Miners Canary Cage W Water Bowl

This is a very cool item. It is a vintage late 19th C Canary cage used in the coal and gold mines to detect methane or toxic gasses. It had a great green color that is quite old. On the bottom there is one missing dowel, easily replaced. It has two feeder holes and a painted porcelain water bowl. The door raises to feed or remove the canary. Excellent condition as shown. The cage measures 8 1/2"L X 6"W X 7"H.

Price: $145.

2023-Dec-13 02:26pm EST | Tags : miners canary cage Canary cage

Vintage Cast Iron Afro American Mammy Doorstop

This is an original 1920s Hubley, Lancaster Pa. cast iron Doorstop. Sometimes referred to as Mammy, or, Aunt Jemima, this is an uncommon piece. The paint is original and is untouched. It was a well used item. She is 4 1/2" H X 2 1/2" Diameter at the skirt.

Price: $250.

2023-Dec-13 02:11pm EST | Tags : cast iron doorstop African American Art Cast iron

Antique Tole Painted Lidded Bowl Lovely Work

This is a most beautiful table piece guessing its from the last part of the 19th C. I believe it may be a sugar bowl, not sure. It is painted with lovely florals and has a "dab" paint treatment surround. The handle in most interesting and had a few rungs absent from normal wear. The bowl is 5"H and the diameter of the top is 5." Great colors, all original.

Price: SOLD

2023-Dec-13 01:47pm EST | Tags : Toleware Folkart Tinware

Old Red Paint Fireplace Match Holder Great Patina

This is a old tin fireplace or kitchen match holder from a California estate. Guessing that it is 1900 to 1920s. It had a wonderful burnt red surface with nice age. This piece measures 6"H X 3"W.

Price: $85.

2023-Dec-13 01:40pm EST | Tags : Kitchen items Match safes Tinware

Antique Hand Done Willow Dog Transport 1880's

This piece is quite remarkable that it has survived in this condition for 140 years. Very well made, this carrier is constructed with fine willow wood twig work, wicker and with a iron wire door border wrapped in waxed cording. It does have its catch latch too. You will note that on the left side of the cage entry there is old cording. This is an area where a pet coming in and out would possibly do bite or claw damage. I believe that the owner reinforced this area to make it less susceptible to damaged. A guess. It appears to be fine underneath. This find came out of an old estate in Sonoma County California. It measures 19"H, including its handle, X 14" H X 20"L. The bottom has some wear as expected. More images on request. Very cool for a pet lover! I can ship this safely to a buyer. It doesn't weigh much.

Price: $425.

2023-Dec-09 07:23pm EST | Tags : Wicker animal carrier Unusual items Dog Lovers

Early Leather W Brass Dog Collar W Buffalo Tag

This is antique dog collar from the turn of the century. It is in remarkable condition showing normal use wear on the back side where one latches the collar as shown. I haven't really done anything except dust it off. Unusual that a Buffalo NY, 1910 stamped dog tag is attached. I did replace the very worn brass hook hanger. Leather is all there as are all the brass tacks and diamonds covering the collar for protection from other dogs. The collar measures 19 1/2"L X 1 1/2W . It has its brass name plate with no name. The whitening that comes out in the image you do not see in person. It is leather wax buildup. Very hard to find these especially in this condition.

Price: SOLD

2023-Dec-09 07:01pm EST | Tags : Antique dog collar & tag Animal Americana Toys

19th C Carved Oak Image of a Horse and Strange Dog

This is a most unusual framed relief carving of a horse barn with a dog with what appears to be a chicken head conversing with a equine. The wood is oak. This original crusty finish piece is early, perhaps 1840s -1860s and is in quite wonderful condition as shown. It appears to be either a shellac or a varnish finish and quite wonderful. I am sure there is a story behind the imagery.Found in New Hampshire. The frame measures 14 1/2" X 9 1/2."

Price: $525.

2023-Dec-07 07:24pm EST | Tags : Equestrian Folk art Primitive

Girl W Treat for Dog Silhouette Birdseye Frame

This is a great early American silhouette of of a young girl holding a treat for her very patient and obedient dog. I believe this nice patina, birdseye maple over pine frame to be original to the piece. It even maintains it's rosehead tacks. Even the hanging cord is early. The silhouette is lovely with the girls dress and pants as well as her hair-scarf gilt with design as well as the pups collar. Nice sponging on the floor and walls. too. A good one perhaps 1830's or earlier. Nice condition, with original backing 8 1/2"X 10."

Price: $475.

2023-Dec-07 07:01pm EST | Tags : silhouette Child & Dog Art

American Patriotic Sampler W Many Animal Motifs

This is one of the most colorful and interesting American needlework pieces I have seen. It is in it's original, rosewood veneered over pine, large frame. The frame measures 22 1/2" W X 26 1/2" H. The workpiece w/o the frame is 18"W X 22"H. It appears to me that the imagery is that of someone very much into farm animals, especially dogs. There are 5 depictions of canines! In addition there are deer, doves, honeybees, hogs, saddle horses with men to tend them also with dogs. And, there are also turkeys and crows. The centerpiece must be that special one, the beagle who appears to be Jo?. In addition there are many potted plants as well as trees in the imagery so well put together with a lovely wreath border. And there is a large barn and a home and a church. And, of great importance is an image, an interpretation, of the US Capitol building complete with American flags as it might have been from the 1830s or earlier. Is it signed? I believe it is AO and I think the date might be a school girls fun trick of making you think and using the letters IR. 3W. Just a guess. A fantastic piece of American folk art I am letting go.

Price: $3,200.

2023-Dec-06 07:36pm EST | Tags : samplers needlwork Dogs


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