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. 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, PLEASE INQUIRE. Thank you for shopping. Ron
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a wonderful wrought iron trivet in a heart shape. The trivet is 6” x 5 1/2” wide and dates from the 18th century or early 19th century. American and in excellent condition.
A wonderful and rare early child's rattle. It is made of pine with hand carved construction with interlocking pieces. Very ingenious how it was made to last and be enjoyed by many young children over the past 200 plus years. It is 6 1/2” long and is in excellent used condition with no breaks or repairs. 18th or early 19th century.
This is an American candle holder with a heavy forged iron seamed candle holder. The candle holder has a clean-out hole for removing the candle stub and it has a peened tang through the wooden base. It retains much of its original or very early black paint. The lighting device is 7 1/4” tall and dates to the 17th or early 18th century. From a Rochester, NY collection.
I believe this very early 18th century wooden candle holder was used to carry a lighted candle from room to room to light other candles or a fireplace. It could also be used as a candlestick as it stands and is not too tippy. It is grain painted and is American. The candle holder is 8 1/4" with a 2" diameter base. It has a very slight bend from shrinkage. C.1700-1750.
This is the second redware plate. It is 6 1/4” diameter x 1” tall and is also of PA origin. It has that same great pumpkin color and 3 “ ocean waves”, 1 short 1 long and 1 short. There are only very minor rim nicks, no cracks or hairlines. There is writing in pencil on back of this plate by the previous owner for inventory purposes. There is a blacken back from years of heating in a hearth oven. Mid 19th century. Very hard to find size.
Very good early hand wrought iron handled trivet in a heart shape. The trivet is 11 1/2” long x 4 1/2” wide. No issues. 18th century, American.
A 18th century small forged iron pressing iron, called a "sad iron" ("sad" meant "heavy"), that was preheated to press fabrics. This example is 4” long and 2” wide at back and 3” tall, rare small size. These very early forged irons are very hard to find, c.1740-1800. Similar examples are found in Early American Antique Country Furnishings by G. Neumann, p. 315.
This small pocket powder horn is of the type used with pistols or for fine priming powder. It is a slightly flat form having brass tacks and a wooden end. The horn is 5 1/4” long and dates to the 18th century. No issues. See similar horns in Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution by G. Neumann and F. Kravic.
This is an early tin sconce, wonderfully tinsmith made with a crimped bonnet top. It is 13” Tall x 4 5/8” Wide and has a tabbed through candle socket. Made of tinned sheet iron with no issues. Dates to the 18th or early 19th century.
Price: 245.00 SALE PENDING
Wonderful smaller size bowl with original plum color paint. This is the only bowl I have owned with this color paint and it is wonderful. In addition to the rare color, this bowl is only 8 1/4-8 7/8 x 2 1/4, a hard to find small size. It is a hard wood, possibly maple, and here are no issues with it save for a small area where some paint is missing (see 3rd photo). 19th century.
Price: $295.00 SALE PRICE $250.00
I believe this early beehive form bowl was used as an eating bowl. The wood is southern hard pine. It originally has a red wash on the outside but most of the paint has worn away leaving a nearly natural look. The bowl is only 7 1/4 - 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 - 2 1/2” tall, a typical size for 18th c. eating bowls. There are no issues and it has good wear with a wonderful patina. This bowl dates to late 17th to early 18th c.1680-1740.
Price: $275.00 SALE PRICE $235.00
Very good early game board or checkerboard in original red and black paint. It is one board, 13 1/2 x 14". There are hand cut screws fastening the original two cleats on the back to prevent warping. This game board dates to the early 19th century.
This is a not too commonly found Shaker pounce shaker used for drying ink on letters. It was lathe turned of maple wood and it still retains most of its original thin coat of varnish. It has the characteristic drilled holes in the shape of a star in the top for pounce to come out of. The size is 2 7/8” tall x 2 5/8” diameter. It has no issues and dates to mid-19th century. There are the remains of the original paper covering over the fill hole in the base. The Shaker sander is rare find.
Price: 295.00 SALE PRICE $250.00
A hard to find wooden swing handle bucket with its original red paint. The color is hard to capture in a photo. The first 2 photos are taken without flash and are pretty close to true red color. It never had a lid. The bucket is 11 1/2” in diameter x 7 1/2” tall and has single lapped band. Constructed with early square nails. Button pegs in the handle fastened inside with pegs. There is minor roughness around base from use and shrinkage of the bottom boards has created gaps around the edges. Nice early 19th century item.
An early American walnut goblet, or possibly a spill, with a well defined foot and decoratively turned stem with a vase form bowl. There are inscribed initials and date on bottom of the foot, WSN ’73. The goblet is 6 1/8" tall with a 2 3/8" opening and a 2 1/2” diameter base. There are no condition issues. 18th or early 19th century.
A seldom found cast iron school desk ink well. The ink holder is in 2 parts, a separate bucket with handle that can be removed and that holds the ink and the main holder that would remain in the desk hole. It is embossed on top "The Home" with a Swastika embossed on the bottom of the ink well. Fits into the well of early school desks. Excellent condition. Ca. 1900.
A real survivor, this Rev. War period whistle was carved from a bone by a sailor in his spare time. It is only 2 1/4" long x 7/8” diameter and retains its original bone ball. The whistle works fine. This is a very hard to find item in bone. C.1780.
A wonderfully carved butter print from PA with a deeply carved sheaf of wheat plus carved scallops surrounding it. The print is 4 1/4”D x 2”T. The print wood is maple. There is a very tight hairline crack from edge to handle that was repaired at some point in time. Early to mid-19th c.
This is one of the deepest hand carved butter prints I have owned. It looks like a Daisy flower with a stem and leaves. The carving was done with great skill with 2 added rows of chip carving. The print is 4”D x 2 1/2”T and was found in PA. There are no issues. There is a small knot in the side that is tight. 18th or early 19th century.
This wonderful small apple box has the best look. It is rectangular in shape, 13"L x 5"W x 2 ½”T. Over the years, it has had several layers of paint added, red, blue, plum, that give it a great folky look. It was constructed using tiny brads. Very good condition with no issues. 19th century.
Butter print, sheaf of wheat, deeply carved, 4 1/4”D x 3”T, traces of very dry red wash, soft wood, no issues, early 19th century.
Fresh out of a NY collection, this early PA butter print has a deeply carved sheaf of wheat design. It was carved from a single piece of a hard wood wood that is quite dark in color. It is 4”D x 3”Tall and there are no issues. 19th century.
Loom lights, as the name implies, were hung over a loom to provide light to work by. This is a very good example of an 18th century wrought iron, hand forged, loom light. The hanging height is 16 1/2” and it is 4 1/2” wide. The blacksmith made it with a shepherd’s hook for hanging with a pig tail curl at the end and with a folded candle cup. A very good example of a hard to find early lighting device.
Very good large Shaker 4 finger oval pantry box. The box is 11 x 8 x 4” tall and has its original worn red paint. There are scattered areas with traces of original red paint that haven't worn off as much, especially on the lid band. The paint on the top of the lid has nearly worn off from use. The box was constructed using copper tacks in the fingers with iron tacks around the lid and base. Condition is good with just a couple of very minor wood losses on the bottom edge near the finger. This was an attic find in MA. The box dates to mid-19th century. More photos are available.
This is a very nice oval wallpaper covered 2-finger wooden box. It probably is a Hingham, MA box. The size is 4 1/4 x 3 x 1 3/4” tall. It was constructed using copper tacks in the fingers. The wallpaper has what looks like blue Forget Me Not flowers on white with stippled lines. There are minor losses to wallpaper but considering its age, it has survived quite well. c.early to mid-19th century.
Price: 275.00 Holiday Priced at $225
These miniature tin coffee pots are getting very hard to find. This one is a great survivor with a PA origin and is only 3 1/4” tall at handle. It retains traces of the original black paint. There are no issues to mention. This coffee pot dates to the early 19th century, c.1830.
These miniature tin coffee pots are very hard to find. I was fortunate enough to obtain 2 from a very good NY collection. This one has the rare side spout that is sometimes found on the full sized version. It is of PA origin and is considered a rare form. It is only 3” tall at handle. There are no issues to mention and it dates to early 19th century, c.1830.
Spices were commonly used at mealtime to add flavor to cooked foods. This small maple wood lidded spice box was lathe turned and has the best patina and natural surface and there are no condition issues. It is 2 3/4” in diameter x 2 1/4” tall. This piece may possibly be Peaseware made in Ohio in the mid-19th century although the finials on Peaseware covered containers were typically acorn shaped rather than button shaped as this one is. Early to mid-18th century.
This is a wonderful Pennsylvania tin spice box that is complete with the original round punched tin grater. The tin box has a punched design on top, typical of PA German/Dutch work, and measures 6 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/4’ tall. The box stands on 4 tin loop feet and it is divided inside into 4 compartments with center well for the grater. These spice boxes are not common and this one is in excellent used condition. Ex. Jerry Stone collection, Rochester, NY.
A nice small Shaker scoop. The scoop is tin and the handle part is maple. The scoop is 8 1/2”L x 3”W. It is in good used condition with just a some minor roughness on the top of the scoop from use. 19th century.
This early folk art miniature chair was carved out of a single piece of walnut wood. The chair may have been carved for a child’s playhouse or a toy. It has a hand painted design on the back front side, legs, and on the seat. The chair is 5” tall x 2 1/4” wide x 2” deep and dates from the early 19th century, c. 1820. It has no issues. Rare find.
Very hard to find noggin in original brown paint. The noggin is American, maple, and of New England with faceted sides. It is 7 1/2” tall and there are no issues to mention. What looks like a hairline crack on the inside doesn’t show on the rim or the outside. Noggins are rare in paint.
Price: 425.00 SALE PENDING
A nice early mortar and Pestle made of maple wood. It still retains traces of the original red paint. This is a bit smaller than typical mortars, being only 5 3/4"T x 4” top diameter. The original pestle is 7 1/4” long. There are no issues to mention, just a great early 19th century mortar and pestle.
One of the best game or herb drying rack that I have found in quite awhile. It has its original Spanish brown paint and has 7 wrought iron hooks with pointed ends and a shaped top with cut outs of whale tails. The game board is 23 3/4" L x 8 1/2” T and dates from the 18th or early 19th century. These game/herb racks would have been hung close to the hearth or fireplace. There is a short 1" crack at the right side hanging hole.
Price: 325.00 SALE PENDING
This is a very good tin sconce having a crimped top and flat form. It has a tabbed through candle cup characteristic of 18th to early 19th century sconces. The sconce is a nice larger size at 12” T x 5 1/2” W. There are no issues. The dark streaks on the front are wax drippings. 18th to early 19th century.
This is a large juggling pin with original patriotic paint colors. It has a great folky look to it with its red, blue, and white paint with natural wood between bands. The center has been hollowed out to lighten it but it is still pretty hefty. It is a great height, 23 1/2”, for use as in a patriotic display or as an accent piece. It dates to the late 19th or early 20th century.
These are authentic Shaker candles that were made in the 19th century. I do not know the name of the Shaker community where they were made, only that they were purchased from a Shaker collection in NY. The candles are 7 3/4” long x 7/8” diameter and are made of beeswax and tallow. I was told that this mixture was developed by Shakers so that the candles held up better than all tallow in the heat plus they have a better smell. I have 9 candles in all, all unbroken, that can be sold individually or as many as available. 19th century.
Price: $90 each plus shipping
Eastern Great Lakes or Iroquois effigy ladle, bird on end carved out from side, original red paint, 10 1/4 x 4 3/4” wide bowl, excellent condition, more photos available, 18th/19th century. This is a very good, authentic Native American effigy ladle.
This is a wrought iron chandelier candle snuffer, American and of New England origin. It is 24” long. It resembles a loom candle light but is more delicately made. It has no issues and dates to the late 18th to early 19th century. Came out of an old collection in MA.
This is a rare transitional copper fat lamp with a iron wick channel. It is transitional between the fat lamps such as a 4 spout, and a Betty lamp. It is 3 ¾” tall x 3” wide and is 9 3/8” to top of wire hanger. This fat lamp dates to mid to late 18th century.
This small black ash burl bowl is a very rare form. It was hand carved I believe, there are no markings a lathe would leave, and very thin, only about 1/8" thick. It is light as a feather from being so thin and dry. It is a rare small size, only 5 1/4" diameter x 2 1/8" tall, and has the best untouched natural surface patina. The condition is excellent with lots of eyes and no damage. There is a natural hole from a knot in the burl. It is American and possibly Woodlands Native American made. 18th century. I have never owned a burl bowl this thin.
I believe this wonderful American black ash burl bowl was intended to be used as a table salt but it is possible that it could be a miniature footed bowl. Whichever the case, it was lathe turned with a stepped base and with unusual concave turnings. The tiny bowl is 3 3/4” in diameter x 1 1/4” tall. There are no issues with it, just natural fissures that are the result of how it grew and not damage. This rare salt/bowl dates from late the 18th or early 19th century.
Lidded items of ash are not too commonly found for sale. This ash burl lidded jar container is typical of those used for table spices or possibly sugar. It was lathe turned with the lid out of the same burl. The form with the finial is typical of early to mid-18th century. The jar is 6 ½” tall x 4 ½” diameter at middle and is in excellent condition. Rare
This maple burl knot dipper was carved from a root or limp having a burl to form the bowl. The dipper is 12” long and has an unusual handle shape. It is carved out of one piece of wood. The dipper dates from the 18th to the early 19th century and is American.
This is believed to be an ash burl hand carved dipper or scoop from the 18th or early 19th century. It has a wonderful figured grain. The bark was removed from the outside of the burl and the cup inside was hand carved. The dipper measures 12 1/2" across the handle and is 4 1/2” T. The bowl is 6 1/2” in diameter. It is in excellent condition. American and 18th to early 19th century.
Ash burl bowl, 11 3/4" D x 3 3/4” T, numerous eyes, swirled grain patterns, lathe turned, rare inside rim, thin walled, footed, no issues. I sent photos to Steven Powers, author of the ref. book, North American Burl Treen, and he confirmed that it is American black ash burl that was cut on a tangent to produce the beautiful grain patterns, that the inside rim is unusual, and that it was lathe turned in the early to mid-19th century.
This is a very hard to find form in burl. It is an ash burl jar or vase. It was lathe turned wit a wonderfully rolled rim. The jar is 4 1/2” T x 3 1/4” D opening. Very good patina from handling and use. Early to mid-19th century.
A wonderful and very rare hand carved American Rev. War period ash burl snuff box. It has 3 pewter pins in top for decoration. I believe the outside was hand carved and smoothed but the inside was chip carved. Probably Native American from the northeastern Great Lakes region. The box is only 3 1/2" D x 1” T. 18th to early 19th century. Rare to find.
A not too commonly found Native American, white cedar burl porringer or eating bowl. It is one piece that was chip carved and is an impressive 11” across the handle with a 6 3/4” D bowl and is 3 1/4” T. 18th century. White cedar burl is attributed to the Abenaki Indians of the northeast US and into Maine.
Early brass wedding band hog scraper candlestick. The candlestick is 7 1/4” and is unsigned. The wedding band is brass and seamed. Original untouched surface with original bluing on underside of base from heat during forging. The candlestick is all original with no issues. It dates from 18th to early 19th century and most likely American. It never had a chair hook.
An early mortar and pestle in original red paint. The base was hand carved, typical of the early 18th century. There is a 2 1/2” shrinkage crack from rim down with top 1 1/2” open and rest tight, a minor shrinkage split in rim, and a 1” spot near top where there was a flaw in wood at time of turning. The wood is maple and the size is 6 3/4" ta;; x 5” diameter. The pestle is 8 1/2” long with traces of original red paint and is believed to be original to the mortar. 18th century with a NH origin.
Very good early pantry box, 9 1/8 x 4 3/4” tall, in original dark blue paint that has oxidized black as the early blue paints do. There is a tight crack in base as the only issue. The pantry box has thick walled and was constructed using iron tacks and wooden pegs. Early 19th century.
A very hard to find half-sized punched tin barn lantern from the 18th century. The candle socket is tabbed through the base, typical of the 18th century. The lantern is only 10 1/2” top of smoke bell with a 12 1/2” hanging height and a 4” diameter base. There are no issues and an untouched surface. 18th century. These small punched tin lanterns seldom appear for sale.
Price: 475.00 SALE PENDING
One of the best small lighting trammels I have owned. It is American and hand wrought iron construction. Original scribe marks are on the slide to mark the location of the teeth. The trammel is 10 1/2” long with a 12 1/2” hanging height shortest and 16” fully extended. It is 1 1/2” wide including slide and a 1” sawtooth blade only. 18th century. Ex. Howard Roth collection.
Tin witches hat candle snuffer, 2 1/4” tall with a 1 1/8” opening, all solder seams solid, very little oxidation inside the cone indicating it was seldom used and kept very dry. Late 18th early 19th c.
Offered is a very rare brass Dutch or English mid-drip candlestick. This form of candlestick was used in the 17th and up to the mid-18th century. It is 7 1/2” tall. Excellent all original condition. I love the form of this candlestick, a little less formal than most, it would fit nicely into a country primitive setting. C. 1680 - 1750.
This is an early 19th century American tin militia canteen with its original light blue paint that has oxidized to a more greenish color over the years. This small canteen would have been carried in the soldier's haversack. Size is 5” tall x 1 1/2” thick x 3 1/2” wide and its condition is very good. c. 1820-1830.
Pairs of candlesticks are quite rare to find especially wooden examples. This wonderful pair are made of Rosewood and date to c. 1760-1780. The tops of the candle cups have been burned from the candles burning down too low before being extinguished. The form is Queen Anne and they are most likely English. The sticks are 6" tall and have a 3 1/2" diameter base. The cup opening would take up to a 7/8" candle. They both sit very perpendicular. No condition issues other than the mentioned burned candle cups.
The surface of this treen sugar bowl has worn smooth as silk from use at the table. It was turned on an early lathe from a single piece of Walnut, forming a series of concentric rings. The sugar bowl is 5 x 3 1/4" tall. The condition is very good but there are 2 wood filed period crack repairs in the base. The lidded sugar has good shrinkage. The lid fits snuggly on the base. This sugar bowl dates c. 1750-1780.
A rare survivor, this Dutch apothecary jar, dated 1726 or 1746 is 8” tall x 6” diameter opening. The paint colors are yellow, blue, mustard, and white. It is in very good condition with no repairs or restorations and a few very small chips on foot rim. Early Dutch pottery items are very hard to find, especially large pieces that are usually in collections. More photos available.
This tin chamber stick form candle holder is unusual in that it has a saves-all type candle socket. A saves-all is a type of candle socket used in the 18th and early 19th century to hold small candles that have been burned down too short for standard candle sockets. This lighting device has a 7” diameter dish. handled. Early to mid-19th century. No condition issues.
Wonderful American New England folk art sailor carved from walnut wood with great detail and painted in red, blue, white, and black. The figure is 5 1/2” tall. The front half of both feet have been glued to the back part and may be the way they were originally made or they may have broken and is an early repair. There is a tiny bit missing from his nose but has since worn smooth giving him a pug-nosed appearance. 19th century. More photos are available.
Grissets were used in the 18th century and earlier to catch the grease drippings from meat roasting on a grill over a hearth fire. The grease then would be used to burn in various fat lamps. Grissets like this one were also used to melt tallow (fat) over a hearth fire. Peeled reeds would then be dipped into the melted tallow to make the rush that was burned in rush lighting devices.This wrought iron grisset has a diamond shaped grease pan with riveted and hammer welded handle. It is 17 1/4” long and the pan is 103/4 x 4 x 2” deep. This is only the 3rd grisset that I have owned, all of different forms. This grisset dates from early to mid-18th century and is in very good condition. More photos are available.
This is a very good example of a 19th century chalkware figural Spaniel dog. Chalkware, usually made of Plaster of Paris, was made from the late 18th and into the early to mid-20th century. It was produced as a inexpensive, affordable substitute for the much more expensive Staffordshire figural items of the period. This Spaniel dog is of MA origin and dates to c.1880. The paint colors are mustard on the eyes and collar, brown spots on the color, and black on the eye pupils and toes. It is in good used condition with wear from handling and some roughness along bottom edges that was in the making. There are 2 areas that look like the chalk chipped away leaving a crater but they may have been there from the time it was made. There is a shallow chip on front edge of its left ear but overall it is in very good condition considering the softness of chalkware and its age. The dog stands 9 ½” and is 7 ½” tail to ear and 4 ½ thick. More photos are available.
This is an early transitional form of Betty lamp from the earlier open pan lamp to an enclosed elongated pan without the metal channel to hold the wick as found in the later Betty lamps. This example has double hangars, 1 twisted and 1 “snake” shaped. This example has extended shape with a hinged lid but no metal wick holder. It is 3” wide x 5 ¼” long and the hanging height is about 12". Quite unusual and dates to the early to mid-18th century.
Hingham, MA 2 finger pantry box, possibly Harvard, MA, with the best natural surface patina. The oval box is 6 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/2” tall and was constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. It has a maple body with pine top and bottom. There are no issues to mention. Mid 19th century.
These are a rare pair of pewter double wick peg lamps that would sit atop a candlestick. It is rare to find a single and here we have a pair. Peg lamps were used as an alternative to candles which were more expensive. They have double wick holders extending from the fluid oil reservoir. These peg lamps are 2 1/4” tall x 2 1/2” diameter base and date to early 19th century. They are in generally good condition but do have some dents from use.
This is one of the best child's step back cupboards that I have found in a long time. It was made with white pine and has the original mustard paint with light blue paint on the shelves and behind the shelves. The doors and below the shelves have outlined painted panels in red paint. The cabinet is well proportioned at just 20 1/2" tall x 14 1/2" wide x 7 1/2” deep. It has early cut nails. The scalloped base board, chamfered front corners on base, and molding on gallery top set this cupboard a few notches about the common ones. There is a shrinkage crack in back board that is stable and not uncommon for a one board back. The cupboard is American, probably New England, c. 1830.
Wonderful small walnut table jar that was used most likely for salt or possibly a spice. It is only 2 5/8" in diameter x 2 3/16” tall. It is in excellent condition with not issues. The surface patina is just the way you like to find it, the original dry surface. 18th to early 19th century.
This is a Shaker made travel soap box with its original mirror. The box is made of maple and has the best natural surface patina that maple wood takes on after a century of use. The soap box is 4 1/4" in diameter x 1 3/4” tall. There are no issues. 19th century.
Early ovoid redware jar with yellow slip in the “ocean waves” design. The jar has small ear handles. Condition is good but there is a flat chip under one handle. The jar is glazed inside and outside and is 7 1/2” tall with a 4” diameter mouth and base. It was found in New England but it is most likely of English origin and dates to the late 19th century. More photos are available.
Half-round butter prints are very hard to find. This one, a Pennsylvania half-round wheat design butter print, is 7” wide x 4 1/2” tall. It has very deep carving and there are square nails holding handle. The wood I believe is walnut. The patina is great, the brown is from use I believe rather than a stain. 18th or very early 19th century.
An unusual and wonderful form, this early grater is maple with a tin grater. The side edge pieces are attached with tiny early nails. The grater is 10” x 3” wide and dates from the 18th to early 19th century. The is an old split at the top of the handle. Rare form.
Very good example of a miner's lamp, also known as a lenticular lamp, with a circular 4 3/4" font supported by a heavy trunnion mount attached to a 13 3/4” wrought iron hanging hook by means of a swivel joint. The overall height is 22 3/4”. It is embellished with an iron rooster. The lighting device is not signed and is American or French, early to mid-19th century. Not too common today.
This PA tin cheese drainer is in the shape of a cup, a shape that I have not seen before. It is 4 1/2” in diameter x 3” tall. The condition is very good with a great untouched surface. Mid-19th century.
I love the shape of this wall box with its tall lollipop shaped back board. The wood is pine and the box was constructed using square nails. It is 12 1/4" wide x 7 1/2" wide x 5” deep. American white pine in a dry natural surface and in ex. condition. Mid-19th c.
This is a late 18th or early 19th century American tin Lantern with 3 glass panes (one cracked) and a tin sliding door. It has tin cross pieces to protect glass. One of the soldered ends of the cross pieces has come loose from the lantern but is still very solid. The carrying handle is soldered to top of the lantern. It is 17” to the top of the handle x 6" x 5 1/2" wide. A most unusual feature is the wooden base that the candle socket is fastened to and that sits on tin base. C.1780-1820.
Very scarce PA walnut 18th century divided salt box. Constructed with early square nails and wonderful dovetails. It has a great untouched natural surface. The box is 12 1/2” wide x 10” back height and 8” box height x 7 1/4 deep. Condition is good for an early salt box but there is a small 1 1/4 x 1/4” piece missing from lower left front corner and some minor losses to bottom back board from salt. The damage from salt on this box is minor compared to most I have owned. A very good survivor. Smitty Axtel collection, NY.
Tin items of all types were made in the 19th century to honor 10 year wedding anniversaries. This American tin candlestick, with its sand weighted conical base, twisted shaft and drip pan, is a typical example. The candlestick is 9 1/2” tall and is in very good condition. It dates from the mid-19th century.
This very small or miniature copper tea kettle has dovetailed construction and is in original condition with the best untouched natural patina. It is only 6 1/4” to the top of the handle. There are no issues. Early 19th century.
Cutlery box or tote with very fine dovetailed construction. The box is in its original red paint on the inside inside with black paint on the outside. There is a red diamond design on all 4 sides. The dimensions are 14 1/2 x 11 x 6 1/4” tall at the handle. There is an early repair to a crack in bottom and a very tight crack on one side of the center divider. c.1780-1820.
Not too common to find is this redware porringer with wonderful manganese slip decoration. It is of MA origin and is 4 7/8” diameter x 3 7/8” tall. There are a few very tiny glaze flakes on rim plus a 1/4” shallow chip on rim, not at all uncommon to find on early redware. It is a unusual form. c.1780-1820.
This is a very good bale handled pantry box with original blue paint (now oxidized to black as early blue paint does with time). The pantry box is 11 3/4" in top diameter x 6 3/4” tall. It was constructed with copper tacks and wooden pegs. There has been some paint wear over the years from use. There is old cloth material on the inside bottom that is stuck in but I believe can be removed without too much difficulty if desired. There are no significant issues with this early to mid-19th century pantry box.
The form of this wall box is great with its steeple back and canted sides. The surface is very dry original red paint with pin striping on the front. It was made using square nails. I believe that it is a New England box but could be another eastern state and it dates to the early 19th c. Size is 11 1/2 wide x 5” tall on the chamfered box and 11 1/2 tall on back hanger. The bottom board has a shrinkage split that doesn't harm the integrity of the box. More photos are available.
A not too common triangular folding tin lantern with mica windows. The lantern is 7 1/2” tall x 3 3/4” sides. The mica is in good condition which in itself is unusual. It has its original hanging chain and the original looped wire for a candle holder. The looped wire has tabs that pinch together to open loop for candle placement. This early lighting device dates from the mid-19th century.
This "wagon" canteen came out of an old collection in Rochester, NY. It is wooden with staved construction and 2 wrought iron bands and the best natural surface. These larger sized canteens would have been carried in a wagon for soldiers use. It is slightly oval, measuring 8 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 5 1/4” tall. The staves are tight and hold the sides securely. There a couple of small pieces of iron out of the edge of the rims that doesn't hurt the integrity of the bands. The canteen is branded W.M. in 2 places on one side. Rev. War period to 1800. Ex. condition.
This is a very good early to mid-19th century American checkerboard in original paint with crimson red and jet black squares and a mustard border. The squares outlined in incised lines. It is one board with breadboard ends secured with square nails. The single board has shrunk over the years as expected leaving a small gap along one edge. The game board is 18 ½ x 18 ¼ . c.1840-1860.
Very good early treen footed table master salt or spice container. The spice jar is 3 7/8” tall x 3 ½” base diameter. It was lathe turned with a flared lip of a fruitwood. The jar dates from the 18th or very early 19th century. Excellent used condition.
I love the shape of this early wooden boot jack with its big loop at the end. It retains its original oxidized oxblood red paint plus there are incised carvings on center pieces. The folky bent wood frame adds a lot to the character of the piece. A large iron bolt secures the bent wood to the straight pieces and there are 2 hand cut screws as well. It measures 22" long x 5” wide and dates to the late 18th or early 19th century. Condition is very good.
Very good example of a Elmer Jerome (1886-1969) of Bayport, MI, carved, Redhead duck decoy. Jerome was noted for using a special tool he developed for carving decoys. He also developed a unique hang-down lead keel weight that hung down when in use and folded up when not in use (long missing but clear indications of where it was on the bottom of the decoy). The decoy is 14 1/2" long x 6 1/2” wide x 7 3/4’ tall. The decoy has a “chunky” carved tail that is characteristic of Jerome's work. Early 20th century.
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