Welcome to Forget-Me-Not Antiques. I have been actively involved with antiques for more than 45 years and a licensed dealer since 1985. When I retired in 2008 my wife and I moved from VT to MI to be closer to family. We live in a Victorian home where I also have my antiques shop. We offer primarily Americana, in natural surface and original or early paint, from the late 17th to the late 19th century. Our items include treen, early lighting, hearth iron, pewter, small pieces of furniture, pottery, stoneware and folk art. I also have a Facebook page, Forget-Me-Not Antiques, where I feature selected items. I accept personal checks, money orders, major credit cards and PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). I offer layaway to help with your purchases. PLEASE NOTE: Items on layaway are not refundable, exchange only. MI residents add 6% sales tax. All items are guaranteed as described. I will happily accept the return of any item within 3 days of receipt for a full refund less return shipping and insurance unless I have unintentionally misrepresented the item, in which case I will pay return shipping. Please notify me of your intention to return an item. USPS Priority mail postage and insurance will be added to the price of each item. I will update my offerings often so please check back frequently. LAYAWAY AVAILABLE, INQUIRE. PLEASE NOTE: Layaway items are not refundable, exchange only. Thank you for shopping. Ron
I will be participating in SPRING PICK 2021 that will be held on 15 May 2021 from 10am - 2pm EDT right here on Dig Antiques. I will have 15 items for sale including pantry boxes with original paint, an 18th c. hearth kettle stand with original red paint, a Rev. War canteen, Pilgrim era spiral candle holder, an rare and wonderful Iroquois ladle, and more. 15 MAY 2021 from 10am to 2pm EDT.
Our great-grandsons rocked in this wonderful early child’s rocker. It has a slat back with curved arms. It has all pegged construction and the best original mustard grain paint. The right side rocker is an early replacement. The rocker is 11 5/8” wide x 25” deep x 17” tall, just big enough for our now 4 year old great-grandson to sit in. This rocker dates to early 19th century, c. 1800-1840. More photos are available.
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I love the big lollipop crest on this wall box. The wood is American white pine with the best natural surface and patina. The construction is with use of square nails. The box is 12 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 5” deep. The condition is very good. Mid-19th c.
Price: 385.00 Plus shipping
This is by far the best early eating bowl that I have owned. It has a beehive form and was made from butternut wood. It was very turned very thin on an early foot lathe. The bowl is 7 1/8” - 7 1/2” x 2 1/2” deep and it has wonderful color and patina. c.1780-1820. No issues, great turning marks. It probably is of NH origin.
Good early muffineers such as this one are getting very hard to find. They held sugar and cinnamon or other finely ground spice for flavoring foods. They were made to resemble the more expensive pewter and china or the later ironstone examples. This one was lathe turned from a piece of walnut wood. It is only 5” tall and is smaller than the typical early muffineer. It retains traces of the original varnish or shellac finish. There are no condition issues. 18th or early 19th c. American and PA origin possible.
This is a very good forged iron rushlight with candle socket counter balance. It has nicely twisted shafts, penny feet. The shaft and candle cup are peened through as they should be on early American rushlights. It is 14 1/4” tall and has good hammer marks. No issues, 18th century.
A nice forged iron dough or bowl scraper. This would have been used to scrape bread dough on a wooden dough board or in a treen bowl. It is 3” x 3 1/4” blade and it has a 3 1/4” solid handle. Mild surface rust. Early 19th century.
This is a very early American 18th century pipe pipe box having canted sides and its original New England brown paint. Construction was with wood pegs and early small T-head nails. It has very minor and early fill on bottom edge. The form is quite rare and typical of early pipe boxes. The box is 13” tall x 4 1/2” wide x 5” top and 1” bottom depth. C.1720-1750. More photos are available.
I just love early child's toys such as this English child’s stick and ball game. They remind me of a much simpler time when children's toys were hand made and simple. This item 8 3/4” overall length and is made of Lignum vitae wood. It shows very minor wear around the cup and high spots from use. Rare to find this nice. 18th century.
Tin candle lighting device with conical base, fluted wax drip pan, 9 1/2” tall with a 5 1/4” dia. base. Included is a tin single wick peg oil lamp, 2 1/2” tall, brass screw in cap with tin wick tube for oil reservoir. Peg lamps were used when less expensive whale oil become available to spare the more expensive candles. This candlestick dates early to mid-19th c.
Folding checker board, hand written provenance inside (“Patrick J. Hogan; St. Agnes Convent Wilkes Barre; This is the property of St. Agnes Convent of Mercy" plus more) with bird sketches, 17 3/4” x 18” open, original wooden pads (newer tiny nails added to pads), original red and black milk paint squares, yellow boarder between squares, brown milk paint boarder, square nail construction, c.1850. Rare with provenance to PA.Checkerboards like this were used in inns, taverns, and public houses, as well as homes, for guests to pass the time while enjoying a drink.
Offered is a very rare child's or salesman’s sample dresser. The wood is cherry with pine secondary wood. It has dovetailed construction and 4 wooden pegs secure the top board to the base. It has the best natural surface and patina. The condition is very good and supports it being a salesman's sample. If made for a child's use, it would likely show some wear and abuse. The knob on bottom drawer pull is missing but the rest of the pull is there. No other issues. 18” x 17 1/2” x 10” deep. C.1840. More photos are available.
One of my favorite items is this very early American wall hanging salt box with its original thick red milk paint. It was constructed with wooden pegs, some of which have been replaced with tiny square nails over the years. A wooden dowel hinges the lid. It has an unusual recessed bottom board. There are chip carved designs on the front and sides. The box shows great wear as we like to see. The size is 4 1/2” wide x 4” deep x 7” tall back board and 4” tall lid. This early salt box dates to early 18th century, c.1700-1750.
Offered is a painted tin over sheet iron canister with soldered joints, bottom flange soldered to container and a fitted lid with domed cover. Painted black with red, yellow and green decorations. It is an unusual smaller size being 5 1/4” tall x 3” diameter. Probably PA or NY origin. No issues. C.1810-1840.
This is a very good hand forged Betty lamp complete with hanging halbert, wick pick, swivel cover, and wick spout. Size is 4” x 2 3/4” and 9 1/2" hanging height. 18th c. American. No issues.
This is a wonderful bottom of the stack bale handled pantry box with original blue (mostly oxidized to black now) paint. Early blue paint typically oxidized on exposure to air to a black color. The pantry box is 11 3/4" x 6 3/4” tall and has copper tacks and wooden pegs construction. There is some paint wear and scrapes but no damage. A piece of early cotton filled fabric is on the inside bottom. This pantry box dates early to mid-19th century.
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A nice larger punched tin barn lantern with a column design on door and pinwheels on panels. It retains most of the original black paint and the candle socket is tabbed through bottom. It has the expected dents and scrapes from use over the last 200 years or so. It has a 16” hanging height and a 5 1/2” base diameter. 18th c. Possibly of PA origin.
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This is a not too commonly found American beehive turned chestnut wood herb grinding bowl. It has a wonderful lathe turned complex rim and turnings with a rare groove inside bowl. It is 6 3/16”-5 7/8” x 2 5/8” tall x 1/2” thick walls and a 1/4" rim. This bowls dates c.1780-1820. Used to grind and crush herbs. Uncommon.
Offered is a large canted sides wall box. It could have been used to hold bowls, papers, etc. It retains most of the original mustard paint. The back crest has a great lollipop crest with a hole for hanging. It has 2 board sides fastened with leather strips, a 3 board back with batten boards. It has T-head, square, and a few later wire nails. The box is 18” wide x 15 ¼” tall and has a 7” top and a 2” bottom of opening. Mid-19th century.
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This is one of the nicest birch bark snuff boxes I have owned. It has wrapped and pegged birch bark in an oval form. It has a pull out cover with a leather lift. The box is 2 1/2” long x 1 3/4” wide x 1 1/2” tall and dates to c.1740-1810. No issues.
I love the surface and patina on this early rolling pin. It is maple and a small size, possibly made for the small hands of a young daughter to help her mom. Size is 12 3/4” x 1 3/4” diameter and it dates early 19th c.
This is a very good forged iron skewer set with 4 round skewers. The skewer sizes are 2 at 9 1/2” and 2 at 10” long. The forged hanger is 4 1/4” tall x 5 1/4” wide. The skewer set would have hung close to the hearth for use in securing meat to a broiler or spit for cooking. No issues. 18th century.
It is not common to find a treen bowl with original white paint. This footed bowl, southern yellow pine, has original/early white milk paint on the outside and inside. It was common to paint the inside of these southern yellow pine bowls. It is 9 3/8” - 10” x 2 1/2” tall with a 7/8” rim. There is a 1/2” shrinkage grain separation on the rim. Early to mid-19th century.
A wonderful folk art carved and painted squirrel. The detail and surface are outstanding. The bottom is signed and dated, “S Jones 1873”. Very minor loss on ear tips and a hard to see clean break in tail that was reattached at some point. It has original dark brown, green, gray and tan paint. Carved from a single piece of wood. 7” x 3” x 6” tall.
The surface on the early table spice jar or salt is very dry like we like to find them. The wood is southern yellow pine and the jar is 4 1/2” tall x 3” diameter opening. There are no issues. C.1780-1820.
Offered here is a small lathe turned and hand hewn child's plate turned from maple wood. It has a complex cut full rim and traces of an old well worn thin coat of red paint. It has great patina and a very dry surface. It is 5” in diameter. New England, c.1820-1840. No issues.
A wonderful pantry box with 2 fingers, thick walls and the original dry reddish brown wash paint. The paint looks more brown than red. Size is 7 1/2” x 3 3/4”. There are no issues and the pantry box dates early to mid-19th century. Hard to find them is this great condition.
This is a superbly carved miniature goldeneye drake duck decoy. It has the original paint with no touch-ups. The decoy is 5 1/2” x 2 1/2” tall and has glass eyes. 19th century. Ex. J. Stone collection, NY.
Offered is a wonderful English pewter plate, 8” in diameter. It is hallmarked Thomas & Townsend Compton. 18th century, no issues. First of a pair listed.
Offered is the second of two English pewter plates, 8” in diameter. It is hallmarked Thomas & Townsend Compton. 18th century, no issues. Second of a pair listed.
A very common item found in 18th century taverns, inns, or public houses, a pewter lidded tankard with untouched surface. It is unmarked and could be American or English. It is 6” tall at lid with initials M.H. on lid. There is what appears to be an early repair on inside of lid at handle but it may possibly be how the handle was attached when made. Which ever the case, it doesn’t detract from the beauty of the tankard. C.1780-1820.
An item commonly found in 18th c. taverns, inns, or public houses for drinking ale or beer is the pewter mug. This early example is 4 1/2” tall, unmarked and American or English origin. C.1780’s No issues.
This is a southern powder horn, 10”, with a large domed maple end, and a brass strap hanger, all typical of southern horns of this period. It was thinly carved so as to be able to see the powder level inside the horn when held to the light. It has a carved tip. This powder horn form is seen in VA or NC. in the Rev. War period, c.1780’s. No issues.
Offered is hard to find smaller size buttocks basket with God's eye weaving at the handle. The surface has a slightly reddish tint. There are three broken weavers on the bottom but no major damage. The basket is 5 3/4” x 5 1/2” tall and dates to late 19th century.
A form that I haven't had before, this spice cup has a barrel form cup. Made of walnut with a hand cut off sprue. It has very tight stress cracks in stem as walnut often has. It dates to early 19th century. Rare form.
Offered is a wonderful spice cup, maple, cut off sprue, 2 1/2” tall, 18th or early 19th century. No issues.
Offered is a very good round pantry box with original sea green paint. It has a reddish paint on the bottom. The pantry box is a great size to display at 9 3/4” diameter x 5” tall. It was constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. The only minor issues are a couple small splits at the tacks and a tight 3 1/2" shrinkage crack in the lid. 19th c.
Maine paint decorated stool, all original grain paint on sides and original red paint on top. It originally had a fabric with padding tacked on top, hence the tack holes and the great red paint. It is 14” long x 7 3/4” wide x 6 1/2” tall, a great smaller size with wonderful paint. C.1820-1830.
Signed Hingham, MA oval pantry box. I think it is impressed “HINGHAM” on the lid but only a few of the letters are clear enough to read. Constructed with iron tacks and wooden pegs. It has a natural surface with great patina. No issues. Size is 6” x 4 3/8” x 2 3/4” tall. C.1830.
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I just love the look of this early mortar & pestle with its wonderful dry natural surface and beautifully turned form with rings and shaped foot. It is walnut with a great early form and size being just 4 7/8” tall x 5” diameter. There is a very minor surface flaw at a knot and a 1/2" tight crack in the foot. The original pestle is 7” and maple. Late 18th-early 19th century.
I like the unusual items and this early powder horn certainly fits into that category. It is a flat powder horn and sailor made. It has a nautical theme with a carved fish mouth on the small end with the original wooden plug. The larger end has a whale bone with a X for the cover. It is all original and dates to the 18th c. Size is about 6” plus plug. Normal wear.
I don't find these too often and when I do, I buy them. This is a wonderful early PA walnut cookie press, 5” x 3 1/2” x 1” thick, with deeply carved what I believe are grapes, leaves, and vine design. There are no issues and the patina is great. 18th or early 19th century, c.1780-1820.
I have had this copper ale warmer in my personal collection for several years and decided to replace it with a different form ale warmer. These were used in taverns, inns, and public houses to warm ale or wine. The ale warmer dates to the 18th century. It has seamed construction with riveted loop handle. The surface is untouched with a great patina. The warmer is 11” tall x 4 1/4” in diameter. There is a spout on the rim for pouring. These were used on a hearth, either in or over hot coals, to warm ale or wine. A hot iron toddy rod could also have been used to warm the ale or wine. Not too common.
This is a very good early American Betty lamp with original wick pick and hanger hook. It is 3 1/8” x 4” deep x 4 1/4” top of arm, 18th or early 19th century. No issues.
A very good Native American walnut carved canoe cup. It was carved with good attention to detail. It is 10” long x 2 1/2” wide x 1 1/2” thick, and has a hole in the handle for tying to a sash or belt. It is believed to be Mohawk Indian and have originate in the Mohawk Valley area of NY state. The cup part is quite shallow leaving the possibility that it could also have been used as a spoon or dipper. It dates to the 18th c. No issues. Ex. Jerry Stone collection.
Just a wonderful effigy scoop made of maple wood and with the best natural untouched surface and great patina from use. It is 9 1/2” long with a 4 1/2" scoop. There is a carved bird’s head or a horse's head and mane carved on handle end. It is believed to be Native American Iroquois, NY origin, no issues, 18th century.
This is a very rare white cedar burl master salt. It is of Maine origin where white cedar is commonly found. The master salt is 3 1/4” x 2 1/4” tall. It has wonderful grain patterns and patina with a slight sheen from many years of use. C.1840.
I believe this may be a make-do pantry box with a leather strap handle in place of the usual wooden strap handle. The leather strap handle is fastened to the pantry with wooden button pegs. It has the original red paint on the outside and a cream paint inside. The later outside cream paint was expertly scraped off at some point leaving the wonderful original red paint. It has original cut iron nails and thick walls. The condition is very good. Size is 11 1/4 x 8” tall and it dates early to mid 19th c. This came from a very good upstate NY collection. NOTE: It is also possible that the leather strap handle is original to the pantry box.
I love the form of this hand carved maple scoop. I believe it is Native American. It is 13” long x 4” wide and the scoop part is 5 ½” long x 4” wide. There are 2 early tight shrinkage cracks in the scoop. Great wear from use and a wonderful patina. 18th/19th century.
Redware rundlets from the Rev. War period are very scarce and rarely found. This one came out of a Maine collection. It is 5” x 3 1/2”. It has a 5/8” shallow glaze chip on rim and a couple firing glaze marks. It has great color. C.1770-1830. Rare.
Looking for a good early bottle for your tavern table? This is a wonderful English black glass (olive color) rum bottle with a high kick-up open pontil and an applied string neck. There are no issues. Size is 9 5/8” tall. c.1780. NOTE: This is an 18th century English rum bottle not to be confused with the later 19th century rum bottles that are a smaller diameter and don’t have the string neck.
This is one of the finest made forged iron lighting trammels that I have owned. It was very delicately made with a 1/4" wide bar having 14 adjustment teeth. The adjustment and hanging rod is only 3/16" wide. It has a pig tail on the top end and curl on the bottom end where a Betty lamp or grease lamp would hang. The trammel extends from 19" to 27” fully extended. This lighting trammel was made by a skilled blacksmith in the 18th century. PA origin.
This is a very good tin PA cheese drainer that sits on 3 scoop shaped feet. It has 2 loop handles. The drainer is 5 3/8” in diameter and 4 1/2” tall. It is in excellent condition with only minor scrapes inside where a dent was pushed out. Not a common shape. 19th century.
I love the surface wear on this PA butter print, showing many years of use. It has a sheaf of wheat design that is deeply carved. The print is 4 1/4” in diameter x 3” tall. The print was carve from pine. There are no issues, just good honest wear. Early to mid-19th century.
Offered is a very good tin tole painted tray with candle snuffers. The has red and gold painted flowers on black ashphaltum, typical of tole of this time period. The tray is 9" x 4" and is in very good condition. The iron snuffers is in good working order. This set dates to c.1785-1820. American and of New England origin.
This is an early goblet made of Lignum vitae. It is 6 1/4” tall x 3” diameter top and has a wonderful grain pattern. There are 2 very short, old shrinkage cracks in foot. I love the wonderful knopped stem, and testament to its early age. It also has a cut off sprue on base. This goblet dates to c.1680-1740. Probably English.
Offered is a pair of boys button fly wool knickers with the original store tag sewn onto the band. The condition is excellent, and maybe never worn. These date to late 19th or early 20th century. They would look great hanging on a peg rack or wooden hanger.
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