Bridlehurst Farm

D.J. Harvey | Northern Virginia | 540-882-3445 | dsalem@hughes.net

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.


Early Olive-Green/Putty Pantry Box

Early olive-green/putty round pantry box, thick walled. Unusual color for your stack. 6" tall, 3 3 /8" diameter. Tack construction. The last of a large collection, and one of the best. x Gaines Antiques, Fla. More photos available. (Large painted box NFS.)

Price: $335.00

2018-Oct-10 09:52pm EDT | Tags :

All-Wool Hooked Rug, Mounted

All-wool hooked rug, professionally mounted and ready to hang. Found in Virginia. C. 1930s/40s. Red roses, with strong black, gray, green, natural, and brown colors. Impressive size to fill a bedroom wall. 27" x 44." Asking basically the price of mounting alone!

Price: $285.00

2018-Oct-08 10:16pm EDT | Tags :

American Eagle Wool Hooked Rug

American eagle hooked rug. All wool. c1950­s–70s. Mounted professionally twenty years ago. Cream, chambray blue, and brown. Great condition, ready to hang on the wall! 21" x 35".

Price: $245.00

2018-Oct-08 10:13pm EDT | Tags :

Assorted Vintage Brass Curios

1. Chinese brass jar, part of an antique brass smoking set. Lid lost its red carnelian bead finial in the recent past, could be replaced. Marked “China” on the base. Horsemen (warriors/traders?) in enamel on all four sides. 3 1/2” tall. $35.00 2. Brass alligator nutcracker, marked CHINA; jaw hinge replaced with a modern metal clip at least 60 years ago. 8” long. $45.00. 3. Brass lobster paperweight, unmarked, heavy, with wonderful patina, 6” long, $75.00. 4. Brass tobacco box with anchor embossed on the lid, unmarked. 4 1/2” long. $70.00. Other photos available.

Price: See Listing

2018-Oct-03 09:33pm EDT | Tags :

Cotton Hand-Stitched Doll Quilt

Sweet little doll quilt in soft pinks, blues, and cream cotton, with pale lavender edge binding, 14" x 20." Looks to be 1930s/40s quilt from the fabrics. Cream backing, with what looks like an old, pale scorch mark on back that doesn't show through to the front surface. (Selling only because a late friend's doll quilt has come to me that I don't wish to part with.) Happy to take a photo, so you can see it dressing a bed, if requested.

Price: $95.00

2018-Sep-28 10:34pm EDT | Tags :

Colorful Silk Satin Doll Quilt

Colorful doll quilt in silk, satin, cotton calico and print fabrics that look to be from the 1930s/40s. 17" x 26." Primarily hand/treadle stitched throughout, IMO. This is a generously sized quilt, perfect for a larger doll bed or as a wall hanging in a little girl's nursery/bedroom. Found in Frederick, Md., about 25 years ago, and has been dressing a doll bed here since then. (I've raised the fabric in the second photo into a "wrinkle" so you can better see the finish/sheen of the cotton candy pink satin---there is no damage or permanent crease.)

Price: $110.00

2018-Sep-28 10:24pm EDT | Tags :

Sewing Clamp, Wallpaper Box, Wooden Box

(Left): Oval pasteboard wallpaper box in cream and pale blue print. 6” x 3 1/4” . Inside lined with a Saturday Evening Post dated October 28, 1876. Papered bottom. Light foxing/staining/discoloration but no paper loss. $165.00. Small wooded box w/red paint decoration and "PW" painted on lid, 4 1/4" x 3 1/2". $60.00. Wooden figure of saint/Virgin/nun/noblewoman wearing ropes of (rosary?) beads, hands clasped w/prayer book (?), and braided hair. White gown and head covering, black hair, red hair cover. Solid wood. 8" tall, 4" wide at base. $125.00. Tiny pine sewing clamp with red velvet pin cushion, 4 1/2" long, with clamp open, flower decoration,$75.00.

Price: See Listing

2018-Aug-31 11:41pm EDT | Tags :

Splint Oak Buttocks Basket in Red Paint

Beginning to wonder if you were ever going to see a basket in early paint again? Pennsylvania red-over-green splint buttocks basket, painted inside and out. 13” long; 12” tall. Honest wear and paint history. Sturdy--- you can store your remotes in the TV room, display apples, holly or other greens over the holidays, fill with woolen gloves all winter, or tote plastic glasses/silverware to the church picnic! Other photos available.

Price: $295.00

2018-Aug-20 02:31am EDT | Tags :

Folk-Painted Country Store Coffee Bin

From my mother's collection, a charming coffee bin with folk art painting of a packet ship, "Baltimore Mail Packet 'United'," probably c.1960s. 8 1/2" x 14" tall. Painted inside and out.

Price: $165.00

2018-Aug-05 04:03pm EDT | Tags :

Victorian Footstool, Plaster Fruit, Plains Gloves

Victorian footstool with cast iron legs and original gold paint. Eye-catching replaced, close-to-pristine floral crewel-work upholstery. 10" tall, 11 1/5" diameter (top). In autumn colors of green, burnt orange, mustard, chambray on a gold figured ground. Early wooden bowl in yellow paint, 8 3/4” diameter; small worn hole in the bottom, $110.00. Lot of 4 Mexican pottery fruits (from left, pineapple bank with coin slot and hanger, 7” long, small chip; orange tangerine, 2 1/2” diameter; yellow pear, 2 1/2” diameter, small spot of paint loss; red apple, 2 1/4” diameter). $120.00, lot of 4. Nineteenth-century Plains Tribe deerskin gloves, beaded on backs in flower motif. Lined in clean blue calico cotton. Fringe l00% intact. No beads missing. 10 1/4" long. Lovely condition, out of a Midwest collection. $265.00 More photos available of all items.

Price: See Listing

2018-Jul-31 10:53pm EDT | Tags :

Spode Chrysanthemum Bowl/Alabaster Grapes

Flowered chrysanthemum bowl marked "Spode Ironstone X." 9" diameter. $40.00 Champagne alabaster/stone grapes with wood stem, 11" long, including stem. $38.00.

Price: See Listing

2018-Jul-21 10:00pm EDT | Tags :

Four Pottery Banks---Lot

Instant collection/dealer's lot. (Top, left to right) French blue country Majolica fruit bowl bank, with gold accents (some wear to gold leaf), 5" long x 2" high; English unmarked glazed mustard-and-red pottery bank, 2" diameter at base; small unglazed apple bank, 1 3/4" diameter at base; glazed red and white unmarked pottery bank w/small chip at slot, 2 1/2" diameter at base, with "B--tter" in pencil on unglazed bottom.

Price: $185.00 Lot of Four

2018-Jul-15 11:58pm EDT | Tags :

Tramp Art Jewelry Box

Flocked red velvet lined; lovely condition. Cigar box base. Exotic paper motifs on each end; metal ring and escutcheon on lid, round nail/tack construction throughout. No missing wooden pieces anywhere. 11' x 6" x 7". Metal lock plate (no key).

Price: $100.00

2018-Jul-15 02:35pm EDT | Tags :

Display Cage Doll

Cage doll with hand-painted face, salmon paint, one loose arm. These dolls were typically used as window display items for dressmakers. Perfect for display of a favorite doll dress or in a large nicho in place of a santos figure. 19" tall, 9 1/2" wide at base. Age (?) so I'm offering at decorative price only, even though a similar piece offered on eBay some years ago sold for several times this price at auction. Other photos available for condition. x a private mid-Atlantic collection.

Price: $200.00

2018-Jul-04 04:39pm EDT | Tags :

Walnut Wood Rabbit Candy Container Mold

Walnut rabbit mold for a papier-mâché Easter candy container. 10' long, 5 1/2" tall. Probably pre-WWII/Phillippines origin. x a Williamsburg, Va., collection. Great with plants and flowers on a summer picnic table.

Price: $85.00

2018-Jun-28 01:49pm EDT | Tags :

Chein Bank, Jaspe Pitcher, Wick Trimmer,Candy Mold

(1) "J. Chein U*S*A" tin elephant coin bank, "5 tall. Metal coin stopper missing from the bottom, but the lever still pulls the elephant's trunk up to deposit the coin. All paint bright and clean, $80.00 (2) Walnut wood "turkey" mold for papier-mâché candy containers, 2" tall. Probably Philippines origin. $45.00. (3) Charming jaspé tourist-ware pitcher with rope-decoration handles, "Montluçon" (central France district) paint decoration. 6 1/2" tall. x M.A. Apple collection. $85.00 (4) Painted tin tray w/ brass wick trimmer. Tray is 9" long. Two pieces, $85.00.

Price: See Listing

2018-Jun-07 07:55pm EDT | Tags :

African-American Rag Doll/Calico Romper

Sweet African-American rag doll in lovely condition, 10" tall. Embroidered face, white button eyes, black yarn hair, wearing what looks to be her original cherry red sprigged cotton dress and original pantaloons, with an added vintage cotton apron (note discoloration). She stands but does not bend at the waist. c. 1930-1950. x Adrian's 1800 Antiques. $110.00. Also early red-and-white calico vintage doll romper, lace collar trim, front breast pocket, three back buttons. 14" x 13" sleeve-to-sleeve (other dimensions available). X author, designer, collector Jimmie Cramer. $100.00.

Price: See Listing

2018-May-15 08:21pm EDT | Tags :

Medium-Size Rag Doll

Well-loved early rag doll, 16" tall, with black stockings, red calico bonnet, handmade brown print/calico skirt, cotton underskirt, undershirt, and buttoned overshirt. Jointed legs at hip; will sit nicely.

Price: $295.00

2018-Apr-24 01:55pm EDT | Tags :

African-American Toaster Doll

This upper half of a rag doll (wearing a long dress meant to drape over a toaster) is from artist, designer, and author James Cramer's collection. 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. $165.00. Wood architectural "pedestal," in peeling white paint. $75.00.

Price: See Listing

2018-Apr-24 01:43pm EDT | Tags :

Small Berry Basket, Staff Cat, Daguerrotype, Duck

Small is beautiful! (Left to right) Brown and white Staffordshire cat, 3 1/4" tall, flake off ear, $95.00. Miniature splint oak berry basket in dark barn red paint, inside and out. 2 1/4" tall, 4" diameter (wooden apple nfs), $125.00. Lemon gilt frame with daguerrotype of a stern nineteenth century lady, 3" x 3," $55.00. Red pine hand-carved Asian duck/swan w/tin medallion, nail eyes, 5" long x 3 3/4" tall, $60.00.

Price: See Listing

2018-Jan-27 10:01pm EST | Tags :


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