Baker & Co. Antiques
High quality Country Americana antiques for sale on the Internet. For over 35 years, Baker & Co. Antiques specializes in country furniture, small accessories in old original paint, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, rag dolls, early lighting, stoneware, baskets and much more. Many of the items come from frequent buying trips, house calls, and collector contacts on both the east coast and the west coast. In the August 2000 issue of Country Home magazine the Baker & Co. website at http://www.bakercoantiques.com was rated the #6 country website in the nation. Owner, Tom Baker, always welcomes visitors whether in person at selected shows or online! We accept personal checks, money orders, major credit cards, and PayPal. Baker & Co. Antiques has a satisfaction guaranteed policy. We understand how difficult it is to buy from pictures and written descriptions. Therefore, we have a standing policy for website purchases: customers may return items, in the same condition as they are received, within 72 hours of delivery for a full refund less cost of shipping, handling & insurance. No excuses needed!
19th to very early 20th century. Found in Upstate NY. Double sided “HOME-MADE ICE CREAM” sign. Great original red on white painted surface on single pine wood board with bread ends, With original heavy wire hangers. Nice wear and grunge. Other side could probably be cleaned up but hasn’t yet. Measures 25” wide by 18” high.
19th Century. Northeastern US origin. Colorful painted splint Native American Woodlands utility basket. In original bittersweet, yellow and blue paint. Nice square to round form with pedestal base bottom. Never had handles. In excellent condition. Measures 12 1/2” to 13” across top by 6” high.
19th Century. New England origin. Redware pot with handle in a wonderful blistered fired glaze. This piece of stoneware has much warmth and character. Measures about 7 1/2” across too by 6 1/4” high. In very good condition.
Early to mid 19th century. New England origin. Nicely detailed silhouette of a woman. Marked “S. Young.” towards the bottom, in original gilt pine wood frame. Measures 5 1/4” high by 3 3/4” wide.
19th Century. Northeast US origin. Set of four hand carved wooden clothespins. Each different from each other. Nice attic surface patina. In very good condition. Each measure 5” to 5 3/4” in length.
18th to early 19th century. New England origin. Forged iron fireplace hearth peel with a nice well defined figural Ram’s Head with Horns handle top. Measures 42” long and peel plate is 6 3/4” wide. Some expected wear on peel plate’s edge.
Late 19th to early 20th century. Nantucket, Massachusetts origin. Nice oval shaped with wooden swing handle Nantucket Lightship basket. Signed “Jose Formoso Reyes” with a map of Nantucket on bottom. Measures 9 1/4” long by 7 1/4” wide by 4 1/4” high (8 1/2” high with swing handle up. In excellent condition with great patina.
Late 19th to very early 20th century. American. Hard to find ver small Yellowware pottery bowl with three white stripes decoration. Measures only 4 1/2” across the top opening by 2” high. In very good condition with nice yellow coloring.
Early 19th Century. New England origin. Wonderful browns and blues stitchings on fine beige linen homespun background. With stitched rows of alphabets, numbers and a house in addition to other simple motifs. Signed “Polly Orn Nichols”. In period wooden frame. Ex Sharon Platt. In very good condition. Measures 15” long by 11” high framed.
19th Century. New England origin. Hand forged heart shaped iron trivet on three iron feet. In excellent condition. Measures 6 1/8” long by 4 1/8” wide by 1 1/4” high.
Early 19th century. Pennsylvania origin. Small all hand drawn and painted Fraktur dated “Dec. 15 1822”. In very good condition. Measures 9” long by 5 1/8” wide, framed.
Early 19th Century. Northeastern Pennsylvania origin. A large hand drawn and painted Fraktur attributed to Martin Brechall who is a very noted Pennsylvania Folk Artist. Done in his favorite colors of reds, black, and yellow. Dated “1810” and later dated “1829” in writing. It was found years ago rolled up and later framed in an old but not period wooden frame. It has some expected creases and some slight loss. Measures 18 1/4” long by 15 1/4”, framed.
Early 19th century. New England origin. Small county sampler signed “Sarah Adams” and undated. Done in blues, browns, and beige stitching on brown homespun. Measures only 9 1/2” long by 7” high framed in a pine frame.
Late 19th to early 20th century. Probably made in Europe for the Shakers to sell in their “sold to the outside World” community gift shops. These little lidded baskets were finely weaved of splint and were used for things like picnic baskets, lunch baskets, sewing baskets, berry baskets among other things. If this size was not the smallest it was near to it. This basket measures 4” long by 2 5/8” wide at the bottom base, by 5 1/2” long by 3 3/4” wide on top, by 5 1/2” high with handle included. Great patina and in excellent condition.
18th to early 19th century. Carved soft wood bottle container in original dark blackish green paint with a red waxed stamp seal. Measures 8” tall. In very good condition.
Mid 19th century. New England origin. Painted folding checkers and backgammon gameboard. Pine wood with t-square nail construction. In the best original red, black, and robins egg blue dry painted nicely craquelure surface. Measures 18 3/4” by 14 3/4” open, 14 3/4” by 9 3/8” by 2 7/8” folded closed.
19th century. New England origin. Cows coming home (or leaving) oil on artist board painting in original wooden period frame. Unsigned. Brass loop for hanging on top of frame. Measures 18 3/4” high by 14 7/8” wide.
19th century. Pennsylvania origin. Hand carved horse in cherry wood. Great form with nice detail. Board measures 6 7/8” high by 3 7/8” wide by 5/8” thick.
Small sampler in blues and browns. Dated “1847” and signed “Sarah Elizabeth S Piese”. With stitched crow, bird, and dog. In very good condition and in old wooden frame. Measures 9” long by 7 3/4” high.
19th century. New England origin. Splint weaved basket in original gray paint. Nice bulbous shape and it never had a handle. In excellent condition. Measures 6 1/2” tall by 8” across top opening.
18th century. New England origin. Hanging tin candle sconce with remnants of original paint. With tin bent over wire edged sides, pie plate crimped base, and crimped through the base candle socket. Comes with period Tallow Candle. Sconce measures 11” high by 2 3/4” wide.
19th Century. American. Mustard yellow glazed decorated Redware plate with pie crimped rim. Marked with an incised “E” on backside. Does have some wear. Measures about 9” out of round diameter.
Uncle Sam Hats chocolate mold dated 1813 (the year Uncle Sam was created during the War of 1812) carved in Walnut wood. Probably made in 1913, the Centennial Celebration of Uncle Sam. Found, where else, but near Troy NY. Birthplace and home of Uncle Sam. Measures 25 1/2” long by 3 3/4” wide by 1” thick.
18th to early 19th century. New England origin. Early hand carved woodenware treen covered bowl in an original red wash painted finish. Probably used for smoking spices since there is a nice smokey scent still inside. Measures 4” high by 5” wide. Nice wear and patina.
Early 20th century. Nantucket, Massachusetts origin. Sweet small round Nantucket Lightship Basket with swing handle. In excellent condition. Great natural aged patina. Signed by maker “S.P.Boyer” on bottom. Measures only 6 1/4” high with swing handle up. By 3 1/4” high without handle up by 5 1/2” across.
19th Century. New England origin. Pair of two velvet pincushions and pieces of brown, blue, and cream linen homespun pieces. Theorem painted velvet carrot pincushion with old hand sewn mend measures 5” long. Beige velvet pincushions with old pins measures 2 1/2” wide. Line homespun pieces measure about 14” square and 8 1/2” by 6 1/2”.
19th Century. Made in Germany. Large die paper cut tinsel ornament with Santa Claus dancing on a swing with Poinsettias and Holly red berries. Measures 7” long not including hanging string and hook. In very good condition.
19th Century. Made in Germany. Large die cut paper and tinsel Ornament with Santa and Christmas Tree and Sack full of Toys. Measures about 6” long. In very good condition.
19th Century. Hudson River Valley NY State origin. Double sided homemade polychrome painted wooden Gameboard. Checkers and Parcheesi. All original with nice wear. Very bold and graphic. Measures about 18” square. In very good condition.
Early to mid 19th century. Pennsylvania origin. Sweet miniature tin Toleware Bread Tray in original mustard yellow and white free hand painted decoration all on a red painted background. Exterior is in original black paint. With slanted sides. Measures only 4 1/8” long by 2 1/4 to 2 5/8” wide by 3/8 to 7/8” high.
19th to early 20th century. Made in Germany. Large Die Cut Paper and Tinsel Santa with Christmas Tree Ornament. Measures 6” long.
19th Century. Made in Germany. Pair of Colored Spun Cotton Christmas Tree Ball Ornaments. Blue Ball measures 2” and Red Ball measures 2 1/2” across the middle.
19th Century. German made. Large St. Nicolas Die Cut Paper and Tinsel Christmas Tree Ornament. Measures about 8” long.
Mid 19th Century. Probably Pennsylvania origin. Early tin toleware document box in nice colors of teal blue, salmon reds, off white and gold. Measures 9 1/2” wide by 6 1/2” high by 5 1/2” wide.
Early 20th Century. German made. Set of 4 Mica Covered Pressboard Star Christmas Tree Ornaments. Two in purple, one in yellow, and one in blue colored decoration. Each measure about 2” across.
19th Century. German made. Large Die Cut and Tinsel Santa Christmas Tree Ornament. Measures 7 1/2” tall by 4 1/2” wide.
Unusual Christmas Tree style millinery arrangement made by Doris Stauble (1917 to 2017) while she was still living in New Jersey before moving to Maine. Mid 20th century. Arrangement is in a Mustard Painted Wooden Measure. Stands 15” tall.
19th Century. German made. Large Die Cut Paper and Tinsel Christmas Tree Ornament of Santa, his sleigh, his reindeer, toys, and a boy and girl. Measures 4 3/4” long by 4 1/4” high.
19th Century. German made. Early Spun Cotton Pear Christmas Tree Ornament with nice original painted coloring. Measures 3 1/4” high by 2 1/2” thick.
19th Century. German made. Tall 10 1/2” Paper Mache Mica Covered Mustard Yellow Belsnickel. Great detail to his painted sweet face. Holding a Feather Tree. In nice very good condition. Fresh to the market.
Early 19th century. Made by the Filley Tin Shop in Lansingburg (Troy) NY. Nice strong and bold freehand decoration in paint colors of red, green, yellow and white on a black background. In very good condition. Stands 8” high by 4 1/4” across bottom.
Mid 19th Century. American. Wonderful folky and well executed still life floral watercolor with vase filled with water. Measures 13” by 11” in period frame. In very good condition.
19th Century. New England origin. Very well done and folky thread on punched paper needlework with house, trees and fence. Signed "My Cottage Home - Wrought By E. A. Gray - Gilford NH" In original period red and black paint decorated pine frame. Measures 19 1/4" long by 14 3/4" wide, framed.
19th Century. From Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Early small Amish cloth toy dog. Stands and is hard stuffed with rags. Wonderful wear from lots of loving. Measures only 6” long by 4 3/4” high.
Early to mid 19th century. New England origin Small Oval Wallpapered Band Box. Measures 5 5/8” long by 3 1/4” wide by 2 1/2” high. With expected normal wear.
Early 20th century. NY state or New England origin. Silk Shaker Strawberry Pincushion with Green Silk Stitched Top and Seeds. Measures 3” high by 2 3/4”:wide. Green Silk Loop Holder is 4” long, in excellent condition.
Early 19th century. New England origin. Rare tin Smith tin hogscraper candlestick with working push-up finger tab. Nice untouched dark patina surface. Comes with early tallow candle stub. Candlestick measures 6” tall by 4” across base. Stub tallow candle is 4” long.
19th Century. Found in Vermont. Handmade intricately carved and painted figure of Abraham Lincoln with his iconic stove pipe hat. All made from cork except the old metal washer or coin used for the brim of his hat. Stands only 3 1/2” tall.
Published in 1863 in Boston. A turkey red, black, and tan checked homespun fabric covered rare book titled “The Pioneer Boy and How He Became President” and tells about Abraham Lincoln. Signed inside cover by book’s owner and hometown of “Ashland, Mass.” Both fabric cover and book are worn. Measures 7 1/4” long by 5” wide by 1 3/8” thick.
19th Century. Found in Upstate NY. Small nicely bell shaped iron dough scraper. All original with untouched surface and in excellent condition. Measures 4 1/2” long by 3 1/2” high.
Early 20th century. Small pewter ice cream mold with floral motif. All original and in good condition. Measures 4” long by 2 3/4” wide, closed.
19th Century. New England origin. Nice cone shaped tin dipper with an untouched patina surface. With handing holes in top. In excellent condition. Measures 14” long.
Mid 19th century. New England origin. Nice pine wood and square nailed constructed carrier, tote, knife box in a original thick blue green painted surface. With nice wear and patina. Canted sides. Measures 13” long by 10” wide by 3 3/4” high.
19th Century. Hudson River Valley, New York State origin. Probably a Taghkanic (Taconic) basket. Splint swing handle basket in the best dry original salmon painted surface with nice expected wear. Double wrapped weaved rim and Demi-John bottom. Probably used as an apple basket. Some missing weavers at bottom but not noticeable when basket is sitting. Measures 15” to 13” out of round diameter by 8 1/4” high, 16” high with swing handle up.
Early 20th century. Circa 1940. Handmade in Labrador, Canada. In soft muted blues and white linen cotton fabrics hooked on burlap. Original Grenfell Labrador Industries label sewn on backside. Nice smaller mat size that measures 12 1/4” by 8 1/4”.
Early 19th century. New England origin. With wonderful well worn original chrome yellow paint and aged patina. Measures 3” tall by 3” wide.
19th Century. New England origin. Handmade and all hand sewn fat plush red velvet strawberry with green wool felt top and stitched orange yellow seeds. In very good condition. Measures 3 1/2” long by 4” wide.
19th century. American. Small oil on canvas painting of a cat swatting a fly painted on a tambourine. Some losses around wooden rim. Tin bells. Measures about 8” in diameter.
Early 20th Century. With Catalina logo and tag that reads “Styled for the Stars of Hollywood” “Size 46”. Measures 25” across the bottom by 32” high, including straps. In very good condition.
Mid 19th century. New England origin, probably Maine. Original dry painted surface with nice wear from usage. Single pine wood board with square nailed mitered frame. Checkerboard and The Mill Game. Very graphic and bold. Two sides of the frame long gone. Measures 12" square.
Early 19th century. Northeast US origin. Incredible homespun, calico, and solid fabrics all hand sewn and quilted. Blue homespun backing. Great color with little fading. In very good condition for age. Lots of warmth and character. Measures about 10 1/2" square.
Early 19th century. Maine origin. Pine wood and square nail construction. All original. Blue green painted surface showing great age and wear. Measures 12 1/4" long by 8" wide by 3" high.
19th Century. Probably Pennsylvania origin. All hand sewn patchwork pattern squares with treadle machine quilting. Great colored calico fabrics. Homespun backing. Very good condition. Measures about 19 1/2" long by 15" wide.
Early 19th century. New England origin. Pine wood with thick dovetailed construction in original sage green paint. Nice dry painted surface with expected wear for its age. Measures 5 1/4" long by 5 1/4" wide by 4" high.
19th Century. New England origin. Nice muted blue, tan, and brown colored cotton fabrics. Wool backing. Nice wear. Measures roughly 13 1/2" wide.
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