I've been an active collector of Americana for 25 years, concentrating on New England and mid-Atlantic furniture, chalk ware, wallpaper boxes, and velvet fruit. Currently I accept personal checks and money orders. Returns in as-received condition accepted within three days of receipt. Virginia residents pay 6% No. Va. sales tax. Feel free to ask for additional photos and/or a condition report. Refund will be minus shipping and insurance unless I have significantly misrepresented an item. I am a collector, not a professional antiques dealer, and describe each item to the best of my ability. USPS Priority Mail postage and insurance will be added to the price of each item. I HAVE AN OPTION FOR GROUND SHIPPING FOR LARGE ITEMS EASTERN HALF OF U.S. EMAIL FOR DETAILS. I update my shop most weekends, rotating my offerings, so inquire about the availability of items previously featured.ern
Two pottery fruit banks repainted in yellow/cream and white with blackberry paint "seeds." Papayas? Sweet macaws? Banana peppers? Not sure what they are meant to be. They have wire hangers as well as coin slots. Funky and fun displayed in a bowl, hung on a branch tree, etc. (Bowl nfs.)
Price: 66.00 (pair)
Early pine trencher/dough bowl in dry paint you dream about. 25” long, 14” wide, 5” tall. Age cracks, one with a bit of glue in the unpainted interior, are tight. Light weight and useful, as is, for linens, velvet fruit, rag balls, or seasonal greens. x private mid-Atlantic collection. This may ship best USPS parcel post.
First-coat oyster paint, great surface, 32” long x 10” (at widest point) x 2" thick. Two sturdy ring hangers: ready to mount on wall. Purchased from long-time Cape Cod seller (W. Barnstable, Mass).
Late 19th/early 20th century splint-oak berry basket, found in New Hampshire. Original, off-the-farm condition. A couple of faint dabs of white paint at rim; darker patina on one side than on the other. 7” tall, including handle. (Velvet fruit nfs.) More photos available.
Whimsical little tramp-art pagoda-style mirror. Original glass, hand-constructed of crate pine, with turned columns and "tile" roof. 9 1/2" x 8" x 2". Unique piece of folk art. x private mid-Atlantic collection.
Solid base, rare form. Late 19th-C. 6" tall, 4 1/4" diameter at the base. Some chipping but plenty of black and red paint decoration remains. X private mid-Atlantic collection featured in "Folk Art," "Ladies Bountiful," and "Of These I Sing."
A nice selection of smalls: carved pine "saint" figure; early painted shaving mirror; pink velvet strawberry pin cushion; early oval wallpaper box; tiny sewing clamp; and wooden pin cushion box. Prices range from $155.00 for the oval wallpaper box to $20.00 for the rectangular pin cushion box. Contact for details, photos, and prices on each/all.
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Early 1800s paper-covered wood box jack-in-the-box squeaker in very good condition. 5" long, 6" tall (with lid open as shown). All original paint and cloth/papier mache bodies and faces. Minor staining to the paper. x. Ann Yellen (Calif.). In my collection for more than a decade.
Lovely heart-shaped walnut mold used to craft papier mâché candy boxes. 5" x 5 1/2" At some point, "FS" was carved into one face of the mold. and a few very small bits of papier mâché remain. Rich, nutty patina on both sides. These have become harder and harder to find! (Pewter charger nfs.)
Victorian carrot pin cushions: the larger is darker yellow, with theorem painted black "dirt lines," faded green on the upper portion, and remnants of the fragile raffia "greens." 8" long. Has two recent simple make-do "repairs" ---easily snipped off---no leakage, but I'm keeping them in place for shipping. Excelsior packed. $345.00. The shorter is 7" long, luscious lemon yellow with a few "flea bites" in the velvet, green ribbon "leaves." Hard-packed with excelsior. Possibly Shaker (?) $245.00. Buy both and receive free shipping/insurance.
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Single wrapped rim, steamed and bent handle, reinforced bottom, three, red and green painted weavers worked in the middle of the basket 13"( including handle) x 13" wide. Traditional Eastern Shore form and design.
Sweet doll rocking chair in red paint with gold decoration. 12 1/2" tall, 7" wide. Perfect for mid-size dolls, stuffed animals, or pin cushion display.
19th-century C. F. Adams Corp. pine school house clock in black, gold, and oyster paint, 24" tall, 17" wide, 4 1/4" deep. (Charles F. Adams of Erie, Pa., was a clock dealer in the 1890s.) "Standard" label on reverse explains directions for operation. Paint is alligator-ed; surface coverage is 99%. The door for the clock weights opens but there is no glass insert; the back of the clock can be removed but the clock currently is not operational. (LEAD CORN WEIGHTS IN SECOND PHOTO ARE SOLD but show how weights can be hung from the original hooks.)
Unique African American toaster doll (the upper half of a rag doll wearing a long dress meant to drape over a toaster) directly from artist, designer, and author James Cramer's personal collection. She is 7" long (18," including original brown and blue calico dress); button eyes, embroidered red mouth. (Separated stitches along one side seam of bodice and small tear in upper arm on the back of the doll.) Includes an early embroidered cream doll bonnet. $185.00. Wood architectural "pedestal," in peeling white paint. $75.00.
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After Christmas, what do all good dolls, from rag babies to Barbies, need to store their duds? A much loved antique trunk, made of pine and decorated with black and brown figured wallpaper, is perfect! The trunk has an inner tray, and the interior is also covered in early wallpaper (although the paper throughout has some loss). 12" long, 7 " tall, 7 1/4" deep. The lock plate looks original but the clasp seems to have been replaced.
Charming little tin lunch pail/sand pail in terrific original blue paint. 3 1/4" tall, without metal handle, by 4" diameter. x Adrian's 1800 Primitives.
Charming early doll bed in mustard paint. Includes its original straw-filled mattress. 21" long x 10" wide. Lovely polychrome paint decoration of a cardinal on headboard. x Adrian's 1800 Primitives. (Dolls/quilt in second photo not available.)
Santa-red splint-oak basket. 9 1/4" diameter, 10" tall to top of handle. Kicked up bottom. A few weaver breaks, but plenty of first-coat red, inside and out, and solid construction. Purchased 15+years ago at S. Rogers's Mid-Atlantic show and has been in my personal collection ever since.
Pine clamp with yellow silk pin cushion top with a second, donut-shaped, cushion, in yellow and gray knit, mounted on the side. Gray silk ribbon tie. 7” long. x East Berlin Antiques Show, well-known for its Pennsylvania sewing treasures, about l0 years ago.
(1) Early, one-of-a-kind wallpaper box. 9" long, 5 1/2" wide, 3 1/2" tall. Two lithographs of ships under sail on the lid. Inside, a separate business card reads "Richard Pearse (From Messr. Knapp & Co.) Ship Broker & Commission." x The Norwoods (Md.) $450.00. (2) Early make-do pin cushion with green corduroy cover and black silk fringe trim, on a clear glass lamp base. 4" tall x 3" wide. $95.00. (3) Early make-do pin cushion on a heavy pressed glass base. 6" tall. Remnants of a sapphire blue velvet cover over brown homespun. Early and right as rain. x private mid-Atlantic collection. $135.00.
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