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.


Coaching Equestrian Print/ Basket & Emeries

(1) Equestrian coaching silhouette print. 12" x 10". $85.00. (2) Tiny metal basket, 3" long, 2 1/2" tall including handle, 2" wide, with 7 sewing emeries (5 strawberries, one tomato, one carrot); longest is 1 1/2" long. $120.00.

Price: See Listing

2017-Oct-16 04:15pm EDT | Tags :

Early Framed Lithograph: Washington

21” x 16 1/2” Mid-19th century lithograph of George Washington, with possibly later frame. “Washington.” “Engraved and published by Shugg Bros 24 Cortlandt St, New York” on lower edge. Small tear at lower edge, another in upper quarter of image. According to Princeton University Library “Graphic Arts” blog: “[The Shugg] family’s printing business was begun in the early 1850s by the New York City chromolithographers at Richard Shugg & Company. ‘...Their cousins were Proctor and James Shugg, of Shugg Brothers Engravers and Lithographers in New York City....’” Found at Brimfield 20 years ago.

Price: $200.00

2017-Oct-08 06:49pm EDT | Tags :

New England Farm Bucket/Blue-Gray Paint

Straight from Brimfield 20+ years ago; looks to be oak. Blue/gray exterior, including bottom; blue-gray over white interior paint. 9 1/4" tall; 9 1/2" diameter at base. At one time it had a hanger on one rim, since holes for nails remain, so perhaps used as a feed bucket. Tight bands and base. Other photos available.

Price: $95.00

2017-Oct-08 06:19pm EDT | Tags :

Early Plains Tribes Deerskin Beaded Gloves

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.

Price: $265.00

2017-Oct-07 06:40pm EDT | Tags :

Pine Shelf in Deep Red and Apple Green Paint

New England country shelf, 20 1/2" wide x 13 1/2" long x 4 1/2" deep. Versatile---can be hung upside down/right side up (see both photos---other items pictured not available).

Price: $175.00

2017-Oct-04 06:09pm EDT | Tags :

Ogee Mirror, Pine Frame

Nineteenth-century mirror in a pine frame, refinished in the 1960s or earlier. 18 1/4" x 32." Original glass. New England. Family piece for 50+ years. Great complement to brown furnishings or paint pieces alike.

Price: $155.00

2017-Sep-08 10:29pm EDT | Tags :

Hand-Forged Iron Corn Dryer

Grungy, rusty patina. Six 2”- long prongs and a loop hanger, great for an autumn display on a door or wall. 22 1/2” long. (Corn not incl.)

Price: $40.00

2017-Sep-04 02:54pm EDT | Tags :

Cramer Halloween Box

Sturdy one-of-a-kind handmade wooden carrier, with tree branch decoration and handles. Exterior is in black paint; interior looks spray-painted yellow so the cat's head and body show through cut outs . Great take on the Halloween "black cat." 9 1/2" tall, without handle, x 5" deep x 7 3/4" wide. Well-balanced handle is easy to grasp. Crafted by craftsmen/designers/collectors James Cramer and the late Dean Johnson (coauthors of Seasons at Seven Gates Farm). Signed Cramer/Johnson on the back. x private collection, directly from Jimmie Cramer.

Price: $115.00

2017-Sep-04 02:43pm EDT | Tags :

Banks, Tobacco Box, Pepper Pot

(1) Pottery bank with cream and rose decoration. $65.00 (2) Chien clown bank, 1940s/50s, 4 1/2" tall, 2 1/2" diameter at base. Retracting tongue/lever and original metal stopper in base. Lovely condition, very little paint wear. SOLD. (3) Brass tobacco box. 4 1/2 inches long, anchor embossed on lid. Good clean condition, particularly interior, expected wear to exterior. $75.00. (4) Pewter pepper pot, unmarked, early. Good condition, slight smile on the base. 4” tall. $75.00.

Price: See Listing

2017-Sep-04 02:26pm EDT | Tags :

SALE: Lot of 19th Century Landscapes

Dealer's lot: two unframed 19th century oil landscapes. (Above) Landscape, oil on canvas, 14" x 21". Wispy clouds, stream, trees in foliage. Lots of visible brush strokes. Tiny, 1/4" tear in upper left; almost unnoticeable. (Below) Oil on canvas of landscape with country road, saltbox cottage, stone wall. 16" x 22". Blemish in the center is an old make-do repair.

Price: $145.00 SALE, Formerly $225.00

2017-Sep-03 11:09pm EDT | Tags :

Early Chalkware Dogs

(Left) Standing poodle in red, gold, black decoration, 7 1/2" tall. $300.00 (Right) Handsome spaniel in "Bennington/Rockingham glaze" paint. 8 1/2" tall, 6" diameter at base. Early chalk ware was cold painted, so wear to the paint is expected—both are hollow, early pieces.$125.00. Both are hollow, early pieces.

Price: See Listing

2017-Aug-19 01:40am EDT | Tags :

Early Hand-sewn Make-do Pincushions

(Left) Early hand-sewn "tomato" make-do homespun and cotton pin cushion on a vaseline-glass lamp base. 5" tall; 5" diameter. $120.00 (Right) Early make-do: clear-glass lamp base and brown homespun and remnants of blue velvet pin cushion. x mid-Atlantic private collection. 6” tall, 4" diameter at lamp base. $135.00.

Price: See Listing

2017-Jul-30 11:20pm EDT | Tags :

Pewter Plate/Wheelbarrow Pen Wipe

Pewter plate, 8" diameter, marked "W.I. Cowlshaw/Boston Pewter." $50.00. Unique little handmade/hand-stitched felt and satin wheelbarrow pen wipe on wire frame, legs, and front wheel. Red felt wipe under layer (see second photo). 7" length, from wheel to handles. x active New England dealer of early items. $195.00. (Velvet strawberry not for sale.)

Price: See Listing

2017-Jul-26 12:45am EDT | Tags :

Oil Painting Still Life/Flowers

Lovely unsigned oil still life of summer flowers and a beautifully realized pottery vase. Unframed. 12” x 16”. Purchased from a Pennsylvania dealer 15 years ago. The oil is older than the relatively recent re-stretching. Undamaged surface. (There are no specks on the painting---light is reflecting off the raised brush strokes.)

Price: $155.00

2017-Jul-01 08:19pm EDT | Tags :

Tankard w/Cobalt-Blue Decoration

Small salt-glazed stoneware flagon/tankard, cobalt-blue decorated handle. Brown glazed interior. 6 1/2" tall. Purchased in Pennsylvania. (Make-do hogscraper $20.00)

Price: $145.00

2017-Jun-26 08:49pm EDT | Tags :

Early Mirror in Black and Gold Paint

Another fabulous mirror, this one in black and gold paint, with early, original glass and all original backing. Raised front frame, to give it an ogee profile. Mid-19th century at the latest. Right, right, right as rain!! 11" x 10." x a private mid-Atlantic collection.

Price: $245.00

2017-Jun-26 12:06pm EDT | Tags :

SALE Framed Doll Quilt

Early hand-made doll quilt, bound in red, framed. Most likely a cut-down from a full-size quilt. Framed dimensions: 23" x 21" (textile dimensions 19" x 18"). Purchased as framed in Frederick, Md., 25 years ago. (White spot is camera flash reflection.)

Price: SALE $125.00 (FORMERLY $175.00)

2017-May-31 12:31pm EDT | Tags :

SALE Memory Jug, Small Size

Unique memory jug, with only the front side decorated. Teddy Roosevelt presidential campaign button, ceramic boot, and Indian head coin among the impressed pieces. Some of the small sea shells are missing but can be easily replaced, a couple of other original pieces also missing. Jug itself is in great condition. 7 1/4" tall, 4 1/4" diameter. Great small size! Best to go USPS Parcel Post.

Price: SALE $100.00 (FORMERLY $135.00)

2017-May-18 08:22pm EDT | Tags :

Early Trencher in Original Paint

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.

Price: $405.00

2017-Apr-24 02:53pm EDT | Tags :

Chalk ware, Pewter, Berry Basket

(1) Pewter mint julep cup, 3 1/4" tall, $75.00; (2) Miniature splint wood berry basket in dark barn red paint, inside and out. 2 1/4" tall, 4" diameter (emeries nfs.), $135.00. (3) Chalk ware spill vase, 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, $125.00. (4) Pewter mint julep cup, 3" tall, $65.00.

Price: See Listing

2017-Apr-06 12:13am EDT | Tags :


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