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.
Wooden apple tray in soldier blue paint, inside and out, right off the farm stand, with plenty of evidence of usage. 10” x 16 1/2”. Bottom board has a shrinkage crack (see second photo) but the round nails are tight. $195.00. Also 6 early rag balls, as found in an abandoned (for many decades) cabin in the Shenandoah Valley, Va. Each is 4” x 4” and solid (not wrapped around a core). $115.00 for lot of 6 rag balls.
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Small tin nicho. 6” wide (at “wings”), 8 1/2” tall. Dried flowers, painted tin frame, paper lithograph of Christ carrying the Cross. One side of the tin fan at top is slightly separated from larger piece. Mexican origin.
White splint basket, oyster-white painted interior/exterior. 11" diameter (out of round; 10 1/2"); 5" tall. No breaks/damage. Holds mail, sewing items, rag balls---but you can see how it shows off a collection of velvet strawberry pincushions (Sorry, velvet strawberries not for sale---display only!)
Theorem-painted carrot and theorem-painted pear. Both have small apologies, typical of these early pieces. The carrot is 8 1/4” long, with theorem painting and remnants of excelsior “greens,” x an Ohio dealer (name on request); the pear 5 1/2” long, also with theorem painting. Other photos available. $235.00 each.
Price: $235.00 EACH
5" long, 2 1/2" diameter at mouth. I purchased this stirrup cup as 19th C. Inside is an "M," which seems closest to an early 20th C. Minton mark, but other Staffordshire potteries also used "M" variations. A stirrup cup with similar paint treatment sold at a major auction house as a 19th C. cup last month, but because I cannot document age via mark, I'm selling the cup at a decorative price. (A stirrup cup of port or sherry is traditionally offered as a "bracer" to mounted hunt members from a tray with holes for the cups before setting off for a day's sport.) Perfect gift for the young equestrian, pottery collector, or horse lover on your Christmas list.
6" tall, 4 1/4" long at the base. Some paint chipping (see both photos) but plenty of black and red paint decoration remains. Flat base looks to have been filled in to provide more weight to the piece as a whole. x a private mid-Atlantic collection. (Sorry, emeries not included/nfs.)
Nice selection of alabaster stone fruit (pear, peaches). $10.00 Each, plus ship/ins. More photos available.
Price: $10.00 EACH
Two new mounted hooked rugs and a needlepoint sampler have left me with no wall space for this folky two-sided watchmaker's trade sign, pine with black and silver paint. 15" long, including iron ring. "T.T.T." on both faces. Very good condition, with a great look. x N. England collector/dealer.
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!
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".
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.
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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.
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.)
(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.
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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.
Instant collection/dealer's lot. (Top, left to right) Small dome-topped tin painted box with stenciled red and gold decoration, 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" without wire handle ring. In original Windsor green, with a yellow leaf stencil design on lid, red “pin-striping” on lid and three sides. Original hinges, clasp bent, some rust inside but otherwise very good condition. From an active southern Pa. dealer; unglazed terracotta clay apple bank, 1 3/4" diameter at base; English unmarked glazed mustard-and-red pottery bank, 2" 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: $210.00 Lot of 4
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.
(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.
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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.
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.
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