Forget-Me-Not Antiques

Ron Myers | 212 W. Huron Ave. Bad Axe, MI 48413 | 989-414-0538 | ForgetMeNotAntiques@gmail.com

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 (ronaldmyers@gmail.com). 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


19th BOWL with ORIGINAL BLUE SMOKE PAINT

One of the best early paint decorated bowls that I have found recently. This lathe turned bowl is made of maple and has its original blue with black "smoke" painted decoration, suggestive of being of Maine origin. The bowl is footed and shows the marks of being hand carved on underside. The bowl is 10" - 10 3/4” diameter x 2 1/2” tall. There are no condition issues. 18th to early 19th century. Rare to find in this paint treatment and in such good condition.

Price: SOLD Thank you

2017-Dec-12 04:32pm EST | Tags : Treen Bowls Paint

18TH C. WOODEN EATING BOWL

Authentic American 18th c. treen eating bowls are becoming very hard to find today. Treen eating bowls and plates from the 17th and early 18th century were gradually replaced by pewter as it became more available and affordable to the early colonists. As the treen was replaced, it was likely most often discarded or used for fire wood. Today, much of what survived is either in museums or private collections. This early pine wood eating bowl is 8” - 8 5/8” in diameter x 1 ½” tall and is in very good condition with just age appropriate wear. The lathe marks are visible although very worn as they should be in bowls of this age. This very scarce treen eating bowl would look great displayed with other period treen items.

Price: $125.00

2017-Dec-12 04:17pm EST | Tags : Treen Bowls

18TH CENTURY WOODEN SERVING or EATING BOWL

Early 18th century American serving and/or eating bowl with the best surface. Very light from drying out over the many years this bowl is 8 3/4 - 9 3/8” in diameter x 2 3/4” deep. It is made of southern yellow pine, possibly NC or VA in origin. The bowl was turned on a foot lathe and also has carving on the outside and can be seen in the unevenness of the surface. There is no damage, just good honest wear from use.

Price: SOLD Thank you

2017-Dec-12 04:08pm EST | Tags : Treen Bowls

18th C. TREEN PEEL in a rare form.

A very rare treen bread peel in the shape of a shovel. The peel was carved out of a single piece of Chestnut wood in the 18th or very early 19th century. The peel is 25 3/4" x 5 3/4” blade width. Peels were used throughout the 18th and early 19th century to put bread dough into and remove baked bread from a hearth oven. Treen peels are typically found with a straight handle.

Price: $150.00

2017-Dec-07 08:00am EST | Tags : Treen Hearth Kitchen

RARE SMALL PANTRY BOX with TOLE PAINTING

Early small pantry boxes like this one, only 5" x 2 1/2", are getting very hard to find. This one has 2 long fingers that are fastened with iron nails. Its original red paint is very well retained. On the lid are wonderfully painted pomegranates, similar to tin toleware painted designs of the period. There are no condition issues. An early card with Easter Parade Rigoletto -Opera Verdi- on it was stuck to the inside of the lid by a previous owner. Mid-19th c.

Price: $295.00

2017-Dec-07 08:00am EST | Tags : Treen Paint Boxes

JUGGLING PIN

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.

Price: $175.00

2017-Dec-07 08:00am EST | Tags : Paint Woodenware Folk Art

LARGE RYE GRASS BASKET, 19th C.

This Rye grass basket is exceptionally large at 12 1/2” diameter x 4” tall. It is in very good condition with only very few minor brakes from use. The basket has the best age and use acquired natural patina. 19th century.

Price: $95.00

2017-Dec-07 08:00am EST | Tags : Baskets

TIN WHALE OIL TAVERN CHAMBER LAMP

According to A. Hayward in "Colonial and Early American Lighting", these small tin whale oil lamps with a finger ring were used in early 19th century taverns and inns. The lamps were handed to patrons at night to light their way to the upstairs bedrooms in the tavern or inn. This example has a brass burner with double wick tubes and a brass reservoir cap. It is 6 1/4" tall and 6" in diameter. It is in excellent used condition and the caps and burner screw in and out nicely. c. 1840.

Price: $115.00

2017-Dec-07 08:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting

SINGLE TIN CANDLE MOLD

Single tin candle molds are very hard to find, at least I don't find them often. This one has all the whistles and bells going for it. It was made of heavy gauge tinned iron by a skilled tinsmith. It has a fluted top and a wonderful ring handle. All original and there are no repairs. The mold is 10 1/2" long and dates to the 19th century.

Price: $145.00

2017-Dec-07 08:00am EST | Tags : Tin Early Lighting

18th C. CANDLE SNUFFER with LOOP TOP

Blacksmith made heavy tin candle snuffer with a loop on top end for suspending or for holding, 3” tall with a 1 1/8” opening. 18th century.

Price: SOLD Thank you

2017-Dec-07 08:00am EST | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

MINIATURE, CHILD'S or SALESMAN'S SAMPLE DRESSER

Very rare American miniature, child's or salesman's sample dresser from the first half of the 19th century, c. 1820-1840. The wood is cherry with pine secondary wood. The drawers are all hand dovetailed construction and the top is fastened to the base with 4 wooden pegs. The cyma curved front column are cut from the side boards. The top drawer is serpentine shaped. The chest is 18" x 17 1/2" tall x 10" deep. The condition is excellent with just one pull on the bottom drawer right side missing its end. This chest has many potential uses.

Price: 650.00 Sale Price $500

2017-Nov-30 08:00am EST | Tags :

PANTRY BOX with ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT, 19th C.

A very nice, early pantry box with original or early green paint. It was constructed with copper nails and wooden pegs, typical of Shaker made pantry boxes. The box is 5 7/8” x 2 1/2” tall. There is an early paper laid in bottom that is easily removed. There are no condition issues with this late 19th century pantry box.

Price: $225.00

2017-Nov-23 10:37am EST | Tags : Treen Boxes Paint

AMERICAN 18TH C. CHILD'S TOY TREEN RATTLE

A wonderful American, New England, child's treen rattle made like a puzzle with all interlocking hand carved pieces. It is made of pine and is 6 1/2” long. These rattles are attributed to being made in the Portsmouth, NH area. Condition is excellent. The rattle dates to the 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $175.00

2017-Nov-23 10:19am EST | Tags : Treen Folk Art Children's

VERY RARE 18th C. CAST IRON SCOOP, Ex. Howard Roth

A very rare hand forged iron curved scoop for skimming cream from milk or for scooping potatoes from bowl. I have seen reference to both uses for this rare utensil. The scoop is 14” long and is marked with an X. This piece was obtained from the Howard Roth collection. American, New England, rare form, early 18th century.

Price: $325.00

2017-Nov-16 07:15am EST | Tags : Iron

RARE CAST IRON SCALLOPED PLATE, Ex. Howard Roth

This is a 18th century cast iron plate with a rare scalloped edge. The plate is 9 ½” diameter and is in excellent condition. Most cast iron plates from this period have a smooth edge. This plate is American, New England, and was acquired from the Howard Roth collection.

Price: $395.00

2017-Nov-16 07:06am EST | Tags : Iron

VERY RARE BLACK ASH BURL MINIATURE BOWL, 18TH C.

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.

Price: $495.00

2017-Nov-13 07:08am EST | Tags : Burl Treen Bowls

HAND CARVED TREEN BEAVER

Skillfully hand carved from Walnut, this beaver has very good detail. It is 4 3/4” tall x 5 1/2” long x 2 1/2” wide and dates c. late 19th or early 20th century. Wonderful example of early folk art.

Price: $110.00

2017-Nov-12 03:00pm EST | Tags : Treen Folk Art

RARE CHILD'S RATTLE

This is a rare faceted end carved walnut child’s rattle. This form rattle is characteristic of those made in Portsmouth, N.H. in the late 18th or early 19th century. The rattle is 7” long was made with interlocking wooden pieces with attached diamond shaped pieces. The end of the handle forms one of the sides of the rattle. The rattle still works great. No damage or issues.

Price: $195.00

2017-Nov-12 03:00pm EST | Tags : Folk Art Games Children's

CHILD'S TOY ACCORDION, 19TH C.

Wonderful child's toy accordion from the 19th century. This piece is in very good condition and still opens and closes as it did when new. It is only 5 1/2” wide. Illustrated water colored label with printed paper on cardboard. C. 1870-1880. Hard to find in this condition.

Price: $95.00

2017-Nov-12 08:33am EST | Tags : Children's Toys Folk Art

REDWARE PIPE BOWL

A not too common Redware pipe bowl, 3” long x 1 3/4” tall, excellent condition. For use in the 19th century, a wooden or clay pipe stem would have been attached to the bowl. Numerous potteries in New England made pipe bowls throughout the 19th century.

Price: $45.00

2017-Nov-12 08:27am EST | Tags : Redware

SMALL TREEN BOWL for CHOPPING HERBS

The best Cherry lathe turned small bowl that was possibly used to chop herbs as there are lots of chop marks on the inside. The bowl is 10 x 10 7/8 x 2 1/4” tall and has a 1" rim and dates to c. 1740-1760. It has a wonderful patina and a very dry surface. There is no damage.

Price: $165.00

2017-Nov-09 01:00pm EST | Tags : Treen Bowls

ONION BOTTLE, DUTCH, 18TH CENTURY

Early Dutch squat onion bottle with a deep "kick up" and sharp pontil scar. The bottle has the typical string rim on the lip. The bottle has the typical olive color. The taller neck with sloped body is typical of Dutch, c. 1700-1720. 7 1/2” tall. Excellent condition with the expected bubbles and surface scratches.

Price: $195.00

2017-Nov-07 07:00am EST | Tags : Tavern Bottles Glass

LARGER TEAL PANTRY BOX

Very good early larger pantry box with original teal paint, not a common color. The box is 9 1/2" in diameter x 5 1/4” tall. Stenciled on the bottom is: “549 BROWN & ROOT CO. 206 East 120th St. New York”. It is not very common for a pantry box to be marked like this. The pantry box is in very good condition with only a very small piece of wood missing at the bottom of the lap on the base. Very dry surface. 19th century.

Price: $395.00

2017-Nov-06 04:23pm EST | Tags : Treen Boxes Paint

EARLY BLUE PANTRY BOX

Very good early pantry box with original blue milk paint that has oxidized to a dark blue black color, very typical of early blue paint. The box has a very dry surface like we always look for. The construction used copper nails in the band laps and square iron nails in lid band plus pegs in the lid and base. No major issues, just a couple small splits from the nail. 6 1/2 x 2 3/4” tall, early to mid-19th century. From a good Rochester, NY collection.

Price: $275.00

2017-Nov-06 03:58pm EST | Tags : Treen Boxes Paint

RARE DATED 1827 PANTRY BOX

It is very rare that one one finds a pantry box with a date on it. This early pantry box is dated 1827 in yellow paint. The box has early or original dark green paint. It is 6 3/4 x 3” tall and has thick wall. It was constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs. The only condition issue is a very small nick on base. From a good collection in Rochester, NY.

Price: $295.00

2017-Nov-05 01:20pm EST | Tags : Treen Boxes Paint

EARLY TIGER MAPLE WASH STICK

This early maple wood wash stick has the best tiger maple graining. It is 22” long and the flat paddle is 2 1/8” wide x 12” long. The handle has a wonderful heart shaped end with a hole for hanging. The paddle has great patina. This paddle dates from the late 18th or early 19th century. Very rare to find these in Tiger maple.

Price: $125.00

2017-Nov-05 01:08pm EST | Tags : Tiger Maple Treen

ROUND 12 TUBE CANDLE MOLD

Round candle molds are not too common. This one is a very good 12 tube example from the mid to late 19th century. It is 10 1/2” tall x 5 3/4” diameter crimped top and base. There are no issues to point out. Wonderful untouched surface.

Price: $225.00

2017-Nov-05 01:01pm EST | Tags : Tin Early Lighting

18TH CENTURY BOOTJACK with ROSEHEAD NAILS

This early to mid-18th century bootjack was made using very large rosehead nails. There is a forged iron brace to reinforce the wood where the heel would go in removing the boot. The condition is very good and the patina is outstanding. A wonderful example of early 18th century ingenuity and workmanship. 21 ½” L x 5 ½” wide.

Price: $225.00

2017-Nov-04 10:33am EDT | Tags : Woodenware Rosehead Nails

TREEN PEPPERMILL, 19th century

This early, American, treen peppermill was made of Walnut with iron works. The wear and patina from much use since it was made in the 19th century, c.1850-1880. It is completely untouched and in is original working condition. It is filled by lifting the little treen plug in the top and pouring the peppercorns into the grinding chamber. It still grinds peppercorns very well. The mill is 3 ½” tall x 2 ¼” diameter. Quite rare to find in this condition.

Price: $125.00

2017-Oct-29 12:48pm EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchen

LIDDED SAFFRON OR SPICE JAR

A great early treen spice or Saffron jar with its original crackled varnish surface. The jar was made of maple wood. It is painted yellow inside and on the base only, typical for spice containers of this period. The jar was lathe turned in 3 pieces, the lid, pedestal and bowl. It is 6 1/4” tall x 3 3/4” lid diameter. The only issue is minor and is on the inside where the pedestal has slightly raised into the bowl from shrinkage. Early 19th century, c.1820-1840. A wonderful early treen item.

Price: $195.00

2017-Oct-29 08:40am EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchen

AMERICAN TIN TOLE PAINTED MINIATURE BOX

Very small tin over sheet iron miniature dome lidded box. Soldered joints. Hinged lid with soldered ring handle. Painted black with yellow leaves on top of lid and yellow striping around body. Painted decoration on the front has worn away. Very good structural condition. 2.8” wide x 2” tall x 1.9” deep. Circa 1830-1850

Price: $65.00

2017-Oct-22 04:00pm EDT | Tags : Tin Toleware Paint

AMERICAN COUNTRY TIN TOLE PAINTED CANISTER

American painted tin over iron. Soldered joints. Painted black with red, green and yellow painted floral decorations. The canister is 7 ¼” tall x 4 ¼” diameter and is in very good condition. The lid comes off easily but fits snugly. ca. 1820-1840.

Price: $195.00

2017-Oct-22 04:00pm EDT | Tags : Tin Paint Toleware

SMALL EARLY WALL SHELF IN BITTERSWEET RED PAINT

A great small bittersweet painted wall shelf with boot jack ends and scalloped sides. The shelf is 24 ½” tall x 24” wide x 7 ½” deep. It is quite heavy, c. 17 pounds, because it is made of southern yellow pine which is a heavy wood. It can be hung on a wall or used free standing. It is in very good condition with just a very small area on one foot having some loss. The wood around the loss is very solid. It retains most of its original square nails with some newer replacements. The paint is original and early showing expected wear. 19th century.

Price: 375.00 plus shipping

2017-Oct-18 07:16am EDT | Tags : Paint Woodenware

CIVIL WAR PRISONER WHIMSEY

Folk Art whimsey, pine, original brown stain, hand carved by a Civil War prisoner, ball in cage, 8 1/2” long x 1” wide cage. This is a wonderful example of folk art hand carved by a prisoner to help him pass the time of day. Excellent condition and patina. Not too common.

Price: $75.00

2017-Oct-12 11:29am EDT | Tags : Folk Art Paint Treen

TREEN HAND CARVED APPLE SPICE JAR

A one of a kind table spice jar with a lid in the shape of an apple. The apple was carved out of a single piece of wood, possibly a burl. The jar is 2 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" in diameter. It retains its original reddish/brown paint with the best dry surface. The spice jar had cinnamon and sugar in it when I bought it, but could have been used to hold tea or spices. The jar dates from 18th to early 19th century and is in excellent condition.

Price: $145.00

2017-Oct-11 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Paint Folk Art

TIGER MAPLE TASTING SPOON/LADLE

The tiger graining in this ladle is outstanding! The ladle was hand carved and has a most unusual spoon end. The spoon end is rectangular in shape and deep, perhaps because the piece of wood that it was carved from was too narrow to form a more typical shaped spoon. The ladle is 13 1/2" long with a 2 x 3 1/2 x 1" spoon end. It is in excellent condition with only minor use wear. Possibly Native American made. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $175.00

2017-Oct-11 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Tiger Maple

NE CHIP CARVED 18TH CENTURY BUSK with INITIALS

This is one of the best wooden busks that I have found. It is made of Maple and likely was made by a sailor for someone special in his life. The chip carving is outstanding with open and closed diamonds carved in the form of a + and X separated by vertical elements. There are initials J + H + D carved on the reverse. The busk has 2 flowing curves to fit the contour of the wearer. The busk is 10 3/4 x 1 5/8" and is from the 18th or early 19th century. This busk came out of the collection of Dwight Gardner, Rochester, NY.

Price: $275.00

2017-Oct-11 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

HOG SCRAPPER CANDLESTICK with BRASS WEDDING BAND

18th or early 19th century wedding band hog scraper candle stick with a hollow brass band. The adjustment tab works freely. Original tab for hooking on the back of a ladder back chair for better lighting for sewing or reading. It is 8” tall and has the original square nut on the base. Came from an MA collector who got them out of a CT home.

Price: $275.00

2017-Oct-05 06:51am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

18TH C. LARGE AMERICAN TREEN PLATE

This is a very rare large treen plate, 9 1/2” in diameter. It is Maple, thin, and was lathe turned. The condition is very good, no cracks or chips, and with the expected knife marks. The patina is the best. 18th century. This plate is American and New England. The fork is not included but is listed separately.

Price: $475.00

2017-Oct-04 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

SMALL SLIDE LID CANDLE BOX in ORIGINAL TEAL PAINT

It is not often that I find small slide lid candle boxes this early, especially with original paint. This box retains most of its original teal blue paint that has now oxidized to green. It was constructed with tiny cut nails and wooden pegs. The lid fits nicely, however, because it has shrunk some, it will lift out of the grooves but it will not fall through. The box is 7 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4” tall and dates late 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $185.00

2017-Oct-04 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Paint Boxes

18TH C. FINGERED PANTRY BOX with ROSE HEAD NAILS

This is a very early pantry box made of oak or chestnut with the best natural surface patina. There is a long finger lap on the lid that is secured with a rose head nail. There are other rose head and square nails in the lapped band on base as well as wooden pegs. The walls are thick, typical of 18th century pantry boxes. There is a small chip missing at a peg on the lid, otherwise, the pantry box is in very good condition. The cover and base is 2 pieces of wood. Written in pencil on the inside of the lid is "C. S. Russell". The pantry box is 11 x 4 1/4” tall. Mid- to late18th century. More photos are available.

Price: $325.00

2017-Oct-03 01:30pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Treen Rosehead Nails

LARGE 18TH CENTURY MORTAR & PESTLE with PAINT

Large mortar & original pestle, Walnut, original red paint with black and yellow stripes, iron bands top and bottom, tight crack up from bottom but barely visible inside, 9” tall x 8” diameter, 18th century, c. 1760-1780. Rare size.

Price: $445.00

2017-Sep-30 10:39am EDT | Tags : Mortar & Pestle Paint Treen

EARLY FOLK ART CARVED LEOPARD

This is an early folk art American hand carved Leopard, New England, 19th century. It is 10 1/2” long x 2 1/4” wide x 5 1/4” tall and has its original brown paint. It was skillfully chip carved with exceptional detail from a single piece of very light wood. There are minor chips on ears, the tail was broken in 3 pcs and glued back together. The top teeth are missing and it was broken off base at some point and glued back on. In my opinion, these issues sound much worse that they actually are for a piece of this caliber. It was probably played with over the years and suffered the damage as a result. This piece dates to the last half of the 19th century.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-23 08:31am EDT | Tags : Folk Art

BERRY OR FRUIT PICKING BASKET with GREEN PAINT

This berry or fruit picking basket is very similar to other one that I have listed but is earlier and has green cross bands. It was constructed using square nails and has its original red stain with green cross pieces and bands. It is 6” tall x 7” top diameter. It has no damage and a very very dry surface. This box dates from mid to late 19th century. Plastic apples not included.

Price: $125.00

2017-Sep-22 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

BERRY OR FRUIT PICKING BASKET with RED PAINT

This small basket was used to pick berries or other fruit such as apples or cherries or currents, etc. It retains its original red stain that is very dry and shows good honest wear. The basket is in good condition with only a small piece missing from one stave. The size is 6” tall x 7” diameter and it has early staple construction. Late 19th century. Plastic apples are not included.

Price: $95.00

2017-Sep-22 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

BOTTOM OF STACK PANTRY BOX in ORIGINAL BLACK PAINT

Very large bottom of the stack pantry box with a finger lap on lid. It has its original blue paint that has oxidized to black over the past 150 or more years. The pantry box is 12" x 5” tall and has a little damage to lap area with a missing splinter as shown in the last picture. This is an early pantry box, dating from the late 18th to early 19th century. A rare large size and early example. The bottom and top are two boards and show a shrinkage separation of the boards, not cracked/split boards. More pictures are available.

Price: $300.00

2017-Sep-19 07:00pm EDT | Tags : Paint Boxes

RARE PAIR of ROSEWOOD 18TH CENTURY CANDLESTICKS

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 like 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.

Price: $270.00

2017-Sep-19 07:00am EDT | Tags : Treen Early Lighting

WALLPAPER STORAGE BOX

Wallpaper box that never had a lock and was used for storage. It has hand colored wallpaper with a strip of green wallpaper as trim. The colors are green, gray and brown on a cream background. I believe it has the original leather hinges and leather strips that hold the lid open that are fastened with iron cut nails. The box was constructed using iron cut nails and it is 14” long x 6 1/4” deep x 6” tall and dates to early 19th century. There are no repairs or damage other than relatively minor paper losses on the ends from handling.

Price: $275.00

2017-Sep-19 07:00am EDT | Tags : Boxes

SLIDE LID CANDLEBOX in ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT

This is a wonderful medium sized candle box that is unusually deep. It is of PA origin and has its original green paint. The candle box was constructed using small iron cut nails and is 8 5/8”L x 5 5/8”H x 6 5/8” W. There is a small sliver of wood missing from back left side top track as shown in the pictures that doesn't affect the closing of the lid. This candle box dates from the mid-1800s.

Price: $155.00

2017-Sep-19 07:00am EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

18TH CENTURY SIGNED CHECKERBOARD

It isn't often that I find a 18th century checkerboard. This one is made of American White Pine and has breadboard sides that are fastened with early iron cut nails. This rare checkerboard is signed along the edge “I. Smith” in black paint. The board has good shrinkage and a very dry surface. Measuring 13 1/2 x 13”, the board was painted with red wash then black painted squares were added. The condition is very good. It looks like the back side was used as a cutting board as there are chop marks on it. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-19 07:00am EDT | Tags : Games Paint

WROUGH IRON TRIVET

This little trivet was skillfully made by a blacksmith in the late 18th or early 19th century in America. It has small penny feet and is in the form of a triangle. It is about 4 1/2" on a side and 1 1/4" tall.

Price: $125.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Hearth Iron

EFFIGY LADLE, EASTERN GREAT LAKES or IROQUOIS

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.

Price: $575.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Paint

COW BUTTER STAMP, 18TH CENTURY

A very early and deeply carved butter print with a cow. The wood is burled walnut and the print dates to the 18th or very early 19th century. The print has great wear and patina from many years of use. There are a few inactive Powder Post Beetle holes. The print is 3 ¾” dia. x 3 ½” tall.

Price: $250.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Butter Stamp

BUTTER STAMP with CARVED NAME AND FLORAL DESIGN

This butter print is one the rarest that I have owned and the only one with a carved name as part of the design. The print was entirely hand carved from a block of what appears to be maple wood. The name, MARIA CALVO is deeply relief carved around a central carved flower design. The top side has a carved "loop" handle, the only one of this type I have found. The handle broke off at some point and was reattached using early tiny nails. The handle is very tight and secure. There are a few inactive Powder Post Beetle holes on the top side. The size is 4 1/4" in diameter x 1 3/4" tall. This print dates to early 19th century.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Butter Stamp

SLIDE LID STORAGE BOX in GREEN with MUSTARD TRIM

This is a early slide lid storage box, only 10x 41/2 x 4 1/2, with a small till inside and frame for divider that is missing. It apparently was made for a specific purpose but I don't know what that was. The lid has hand carved bevels on the edges and 3 finger holes. It was constructed with square nails, original dry surface green with mustard trim paint. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $165.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Paint Woodenware

WALNUT HAND CARVED LADLE

This ladle has the most wonderful form. Carved from Walnut wood, possibly by Native Americans, the ladle is 12" long. It is in great condition with no issues to mention. It is believed to be of PA origin and it dates from the late 18th to early 19th century. A very good primitive kitchen item for the country primitive home.

Price: $155.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Kitchen

PANTRY BOX with ORIGINAL RED PAINT

This thick walled pantry box has its original red paint that has worn thin in areas from use over the years but is still quite prominent. The box is in very good condition but does have an old, tight 4" crack in the base and one wooden peg in the lid was replaced. Other than those minor issues, the box in very good shape. The pantry box is 8" x 3 1/2" tall and dates to the mid-19th century. A great pantry box and a hard to find size for a stack.

Price: $250.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

TIN TINDERBOX COMPLETE with STRIKER, DAMPER, FLINT

Tinderboxes like this were used in the 18th and into the 19th century in the home to start fires. Tinder, a piece of material or thin wood shavings, would be placed in the bottom where a spark from the striker and flint would strike it to start a small flame. Once burning, a candle was lit to transfer the fire to a fireplace or other candles. The flame was smothered with the tamper. Complete tinderboxes are not often found, especially in this condition. Candle is not included. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $295.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

FIRKIN with ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT

A little smaller size, this outstanding firkin has its original forest green paint. The firkin is 9" tall x 9" top and 9 1/2" bottom diameters. It was constructed with dovetailed staves, wooden bands fastened with iron nails and wooden pegs. There is only very minor wood loss on the bottom edge of the lid band near the end of the finger lap and the tips of 3 of the 4 fingers are missing and have small spits. It has large wooden "button" knobs to hold the wooden handle. The cover has a tight shrinkage crack across it and the bottom of the staves have small pieces of wood missing from many years of use of the firkin. 19th century.

Price: $255.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Paint Firkins

TREEN DRINKING CUP

This wonderful lathe turned drinking cup I believe was made from Mahogany wood in the late 18th or early part of the 19th century. The lathe turnings on the stem are rather subtle compared to the earlier Queen Anne period but are nevertheless very nice. The cup has its original red paint that has worn thin in some areas from use. The size is 4 7/8" tall x 2 3/4" diameter opening. The condition is very good with no issues. Wonderful surface from use.

Price: $50.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Paint Tavern

MANGANESE/ALBANY GLAZED REDWARE STORAGE JAR

Wonderful brown Albany or manganese glaze on this early New England or PA redware storage jar. Jars like this were used to store dry goods in the pantry. Condition is very good with just very minor well worn chips on the foot. The jar is about 8" tall and dates to early to mid-1800's.

Price: $135.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Redware

APOTHECARY JAR with DRIED CRAB APPLES

This apothecary jar is in excellent condition as is an early one as determined by the sharp pontil. The jar was hand blown and the pontil broken off the bottom, leaving sharp edges. The tin lid with its green paint is original to the jar. The jar is 8" tall x 5" diameter. The fruit inside are dried crab apples and come with the jar. Early to mid-19th century.

Price: $185.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Apothecary Jar Paint

RARE SMALL SHAKER FIRKIN with NATURAL SURFACE

Here is a very hard to find smaller sized Shaker firkin. The surface has a wonderful, very dry, natural patina that is a dark brown color. At first glance, it looks like it has brown paint but it is only the natural oxidized color of this early firkin. The firkin is 6 1/4" tall x 5 3/4" top and 6 1/4" bottom diameter. The condition is quite good but the bottom band has a sliver of wood missing as shown in the photos and the tips of a couple of the bands are missing. One copper nail was replaced in the 19th century with an early iron nail. The bale hand is fastened with the typical Shaker diamond escutcheon. Mid-19th century.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Shaker Woodenware

EARLY NEW ENGLAND SNUFF BOX with PAINT

The paint decorations on this early snuff box are characteristic of Pennsylvania Dutch pieces of this period. The snuff box was made of paper mache and retains its original oxblood red paint with designs in blue, gray, red and yellow. Size is: 2 1/2" diameter x 1" tall. This piece dates from the mid-19th century.

Price: $75.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

YELLOW WARE POSSET CUP

Posset was a British hot drink of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, which was popular from medieval times to the middle of the 19th century. Posset cups, as the name implies, were used to drink the posset. The widely flaring rim is unusual. Yellow ware posset cups are quite rare. The posset cup is in very good condition but there is an early chip repair under the rim that on shows when the cup is turned upside down (see last photo).

Price: $95.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware

TWO YELLOW WARE PIE BIRDS OR PIE FUNNELS

Pie birds were placed on top of a pie to vent the steam while the pie baked to keep the crust from rising. These piebirds are both marked NUTBROWN. The Nutbrown manufacturing company was located in England. The pie birds are in very good condition with only 3 very tiny glaze flakes on the rim of the one on the right. The flakes are only 1/16 - 1/8" at most and hardly noticeable. They are about 3" tall. Early 20th century. Sold as a pair or individually.

Price: $75.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware

VERY RARE REDWARE PIPKIN

A very rare item, this Redware Pipkin is of New England origin. Pipkins were used in hearth cooking. It is glazed inside and out and has decorative manganese splotches. There is an incised line 1 ½” down rim. The condition is very good for redware and for its age and use. There is a tight hairline from the rim to 1/2 way across the base, a shallow 3/4" chip on the side of the spout, a small 1/2" chip on the side of the steam spout/handle and minor rim chips. The pipkin is large, 6 ¼” Tall x 7” bottom dia. and 6” top dia. x 11” across handle, c. 1800-1840. Very rare.

Price: $165.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Redware Hearth

TREEN PAINTED PIGMENT JAR

This is one of the best treen covered jars that I have owned. It is made of Maple and has its original red dye stained lid. There are traces of a red pigment inside that may be Carmine, a bright red pigment obtained from the Cochineal bug, that was is used in rouge and other cosmetics and food products. The lathe turned jar is 3 ½” tall x 3” bottom diameter and is in excellent condition. Rare shape, c. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $150.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Paint

SMALL TRENCHER with the Best NATURAL SURFACE

Early New England Maple trencher. Rare smaller size at just 17” x 9 ½” x 3 ½”, ca. 1860-1880. The trencher was hand carved and shaped into an oval form with canted ends. An early brass hanger was added at some point in its history so it could be hung on a wall. The trencher has the best natural darkened patina. The condition is good but it does have a ¾” age crack in rim and a tight 2" split along the edge that is hardly noticeable and may have been secured with glue. More pictures are available.

Price: $125.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Trenchers

19TH C. APOTHECARY CABINET in ORIGINAL PAINT

19th century apothecary or spice chest that can be hung or set on a surface. There are 8 drawers in graduated sizes. It is pine and was constructed with early cut wire nails. The back has 2 original boards that have shrunk over the years leaving a small crack. The blue and salmon colored paint, original and only paint on the cabinet, is very dry with good patina. The cabinet is 14” x 7 1/2 x 4 3/4” deep and dates to c. 1860-1880.

Price: $295.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Paint

19TH CENTURY MAPLE NOGGIN

This great noggin was found in Vermont. It has the remains of a label that has on it "Armstrong Mfg. Co. Pittsburg, PA". I am not certain if the label was put on at the time it was made or later. The color of the wood under the label is lighter so it has been there a long time. This is the first noggin that I have owned with a label. The noggin was made with hand tools and by hand carving. There is a very tight 5" hairline crack running down from the label. Cracks are common with early noggins. This one dates to the 18th or early 19th century. It is 8 5/8" tall to the highest point on the spout.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Tavern

TIN WITCHES HAT CAMPHENE CHAMBER LAMP

Camphene lamps required a taller wick tube than whale oil lamps because the camphene was much more flammable than whale oil. These very small lamps with a finger ring were used in early 19th century taverns and inns. A. Hayward in Colonia and Early American Lighting writes that the bar keeper would hand the guests one of these small lamps at night to light their way up to the upstairs bedrooms. This example retains most of its original black Japanned surface and is 6 1/4" tall and has a 6" diameter base. This lamp dates to the early 19th century. Very good condition with its threaded brass burner/oil reservoir cap working freely.

Price: $165.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHILD'S SPINNING TOP

This is an early 19th century spinning top. Natural surface with an unusual cut out base. This spinning top is 3 1/4" tall x 3 3/4" diameter. Wonderful worn condition.

Price: $35.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Folk Art Toys Children's

YELLOW WARE TOY CHAMBER POT

This miniature slip decorated chamber pot was likely a salesman's sample. It is about 2 7/8" in diameter x 1 7/8" tall and has an applied handle. The condition is excellent with no chips, hairlines or cracks. The color is great as well. This piece may be of New England origin and dates from c. 1880-1900.

Price: $75.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Miniature Yellow Ware

SMALL BURL COVERED SPICE or STORAGE JAR

Carved out of one piece of wood, this early burl covered spice or storage jar has a wonderful grain pattern. The patina is great with a nice mellow, very smooth from wear, surface. The cover fits on the base very nicely. The condition is very good. There is one area where there is a natural surface crevice that has been there from the day it was made. The size is 3 1/4 x 3" in diameter. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $50.00

2017-Sep-17 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen

CAST IRON PORRINGER

This is an early cast iron porringer. Porringers were shallow bowls with flat handles that were used for eating (stews, porridge, pudding), drinking (beer, wine, cider), and measuring. They continued to be used in American until about 1825. This one is marked on the bottom, A.K. & Sons, No. 2 and there is a long gate across the base. Size is 6 1/4” diameter. 18th century, c. 1770-1825.

Price: $165.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGH IRON FOOD CHOPPER

An indispensable item in the early American kitchen during food preparation was the food chopper. These are the items that made all those chop marks/cuts in our wooden bowls. They were used to chop vegetables, nuts, fruit, meats, etc. This one, with its wrought iron handle and blade was blacksmith made. It is 6 ¾” wide x 2 ½” blade x 4” tall, 18th or early 19th century. No condition issues.

Price: $45.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGHT IRON KETTLE STAND OR TRIVET

Kettle stands or trivets were used to sit hot kettles or pans on during cooking on the hearth. This one was made of hand forged iron and has the best curled ends on legs. It is taller than ones commonly seen and likely was used over a pile of hot coals to cook food. It has 3 legs that are peened to through the ring, a 5” diameter ring and is 8 1/4” tall. It looks crooked in the photo but that is just the camera angle. One leg wiggles very slightly but is solidly fastened to the ring. 18th or early 19th century. Hard to find size.

Price: $150.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGHT IRON ASH SHOVEL OR SCOOP

An ash scoop or shovel was used at the hearth to move hot coals around or to remove the ashes when finished cooking a meal. This is a super wrought iron example with rat tail handle. The scoop has riveted construction and the initials “N G I” on the handle. It is 15 ½” long and the scoop is 7 ½” x 5 ½”. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $75.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

HEARTH COOKING FORK. EX-HOWARD ROTH COLLECTION

Large wrought iron forks such as this example were used when cooking on the hearth to lift pieces of meat or turn meat on a roaster. This hearth fork has a curled end for hanging on a rack when not in use. It is 17” long and was blacksmith made in the 18th century. This piece came from the wonderful collection of Howard Roth.

Price: $65.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

WROUGHT IRON SALAMANDER

A salamander is a long handled browning iron having a near-round blade to help brown or toast surfaces of roasts or pastry (probably also used as a turner and peel). It is wrought iron with very fine whitesmith file work on handle. The salamander is 18 1/2” long with a step-down attached to a relatively thick, round 3 1/2” blade with having 5 holes. 18th century. Very hard to find item and an essential piece for the early hearth.

Price: $295.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron

FOLK ART 19TH C. SHEET IRON ROOSER BOOT SCRAPER

A great piece of folk art, this boot scraper in the form of a rooster was made of sheet iron. The rooster has very good detail. It is 12” long x 9 ¾” tall x 4 ½” square base x ¼” thick that has slots for bolting it down. This uncommon form boot scraper dates to the 19th century. It has a great look that would look super in a country decor. It is quite heavy.

Price: $225.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Folk Art

PENNSYLVANIA WAFER IRON, PINWHEEL DESIGN, DATED

A great American, Pennsylvania wafer Iron with a pinwheel design. The wafer iron is dated 1829 and initialed "H.R." The iron is 31” long and the flat wafers are 6” in diameter. There are no condition issues with the wonderful example of PA history.

Price: $495.00

2017-Sep-14 02:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

FOOT STOOL with ORIGINAL OXBLOOD RED PAINT

Foot stool or gout stool with wonderful boot jack ends and the best dry red original paint. The stool is 13 x 6 1/2 x 6 7/8” tall and has early square nails. There is a tight crack along one side board that is hardly noticeable. 18th century, no issues.

Price: $135.00

2017-Sep-10 02:15pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware Paint

WROUGHT IRON SPIDER SKILLET with LONG LEGS

This is a very hard to find wrought iron spider skillet with 3 long legs. It is 8” diameter x 7” tall with a 10” handle and is maker signed “WHIT??” on handle. It is all original with no repairs or damage. 18th c. American, New England.

Price: $275.00

2017-Sep-10 02:15pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

EARLY TIN AND WOOD GRATER, unusual form

A wonderful American, New England punched tin grater on a walnut backboard. The tin grater has an unusual cutout at the handle end that was expertly formed. The grater is fastened to the wood with early square nails. It has good wear and the best patina. There is a hole in handle for hanging. There are no condition issues. Size is 10 1/4 x 3 3/8” wide and it dates to the 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $160.00

2017-Sep-04 11:39am EDT | Tags : Woodenware Kitchen Tin

CUTTLERY TOTE with HEART CUTOUT, ORIGINAL RED

A wonderful early cutlery tote in a very dry early red paint over original light salmon that may have been a primer coat. The heart cut out handle is a great addition for display. The tote is 13 1/2" long x 10" wide x 3 3/4” tall at the sides and 5 1/4” at handle. It was constructed using early square nails. 19th century.

Price: $295.00

2017-Sep-02 11:00am EDT | Tags : Paint Woodenware

TREEN BOWL in EARLY PUMPKIN ORANGE with a RED RIM

This is an outstanding bowl in original pumpkin orange with a red rim paint. The bowl has good age shrinkage, 14 5/8 - 15 1/2 x 5” tall. A knot fell out of rim leaving 1” mark, possibly when it was made. There are no cracks or hairlines. This is a beautiful bowl to display in a hard to find pumpkin paint. 19th century.

Price: $275.00

2017-Sep-02 11:00am EDT | Tags : Paint Treen Bowls

18th c. NEW ENGLAND TREEN SUGAR BOWL with LID

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.

Price: $225.00

2017-Aug-31 08:00pm EDT | Tags : Treen Boxes

PUNCHED TIN BARN LANTERN

This 18th or early early 19th century punched tin lantern has a sunflower as the main design, and a ring handle for hanging. It has a tabbed through candle socket, characteristic of 18th century construction. The lantern is in very good condition with only minor dents from use and one solder joint is loose at the bottom door opening. It is a good size, 16 1/2” tall to top of handle x 5 1/4” diameter base. The door hinges work well and the door's long hasp holds the door shut.

Price: 275.00 SALE PENDING

2017-Aug-23 07:32am EDT | Tags : Tin Early Lighting

BERRY PICKING BASKET, POSSIBLY SHAKER

This is a small berry picking basket from the 19th or early 20th century. The basket is very similar to Shaker baskets pictured in Shaker Folk Art & Industries by Marian Klamkin. In the sunlight, one can see traces of blue paint on the sides but it has nearly worn away over the years. There are a few very minor weaver strip breaks. The top of the basket is round but the base is square. The handle is notched at the rim. It is 7” tall to top of handle x 5” diameter x 3 3/4” basket height. This basket dates to the 19th or early 20th century.

Price: $55.00

2017-Aug-14 03:37pm EDT | Tags : Baskets Shaker

RARE ASH BURL COMPOTE

This is a very rare white ash burl compote. It is light weight and thick walled. Ash burl compotes are not too common, especially examples with a tall foot and a wide, deep rim. The compote is 10 1/2” in diameter x 3 5/8” tall and a 4 3/4” diameter foot and a 3/4” rim. The sides are tapered giving it wonderful eye appeal. the condition is very good with no issues to mention. This piece came out of a very good Rochester, NY collection. Ca. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $950.00

2017-Aug-06 08:41am EDT | Tags : Burl Treen Bowls

ASH BUR MAPLE SUGAR MOLD

This is a very rare black ash burl maple sugar mold. A very rare form for burl and only one I've ever seen. It has a hole in end for hanging and is 5 1/8" x 3 1/2” wide. It has the best natural surface and grain pattern. Ca. 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $225.00

2017-Aug-06 08:35am EDT | Tags : Burl Treen

KETTLE LAMP

The kettle lamp, usually attributed to the Philadelphia, PA area, is trunnion mounted; the central wick support eliminates the problem of drips. The lamp is all original including the wick pick and chain, 10” tall with a 5 5/8” diameter base, American, ca. early 19th century.

Price: $750.00

2017-Jul-20 10:57am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Iron

EARLY RUSH LIGHT with PENNY FEET

This wrought iron rush light is heavier in frame than most. It has an unusually short peened through candle socket, penny feet, and is 11 1/2" tall. It is believed to be American and dates from the late 17th to early 18th century.

Price: $375.00

2017-Jul-20 10:35am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Iron

BURL DIPPER, NATIVE AMERICAN

I think the wood in this dipper is maple. It has an unusual form with a burned and chipped out cup and a carved handle. It was made from a single piece of wood. The burl cup was not carved on the outside, only the bark was removed to expose the swirled grain patterns and surface features. 12" long. The dipper is from the 18th or early 19th century and possibly Native American. It was found in north central NY state. Rare form.

Price: $250.00

2017-Jul-02 02:44pm EDT | Tags : Burl Treen

STONEWARE OVOID 1 GALLON JUG, I. M. MEAD, OHIO

Stoneware ovoid jug, 1 gallon, embossed I. M. MEAD. Isaac Mead was active in Mogadore, OH from 1840-1860, 10 ¾” tall x 7 ½” diameter, no chips, cracks, repairs or restorations.

Price: $245.00

2017-Jul-01 11:01am EDT | Tags : Stoneware

WROUGHT IRON BOWL SCRAPPER

Here we have a wrought iron bowl scraper that was made to take a wooden handle or use as is. It has a 3 3/4” wide blade and a 3 3/4” long hollow handle. This New England made scrapper dates to the 18th or early 19th century.

Price: $75.00

2017-Jun-30 08:31am EDT | Tags : Iron

BUTTER STAMP

This small butter stamp with an acorn, leaves and twig design was lathe turned with deep machine cut designs. The surface is very dry and the condition is great. This stamp is 2 1/2" wide and 2" tall and dates to the19th or early 20th century.

Price: $50.00

2017-Jun-29 12:53pm EDT | Tags : Treen Butter Stamp

TIN IPSWICH BETTY LAMP STAND & TIN BETTY LAMP

American Tin Betty lamp stands like this example are referred to as Ipswich Betty lamp stands after the town in which they were first made. This one has a deep piecrust shaped Betty lamp holder. The Tin Betty lamp is a perfect fit for the holder. The stand and Betty lamp are in very good condition with just the expected oxidation and tiny spots of surface rust. The stand is about 7 1/4" tall and has a 7 1/4" diameter base. Early to mid-19th century, Ipswich, MA.

Price: $425.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

EFFIGY CARVED STICK CANE with DUCK'S HEAD

A wonderful folk art effigy carved stick cane with a duck's head for the handle. Original red paint with good oxidation and wear. Very good detailed carvings and brass tacks for eyes. The cane is 36" long and dates to the 19th century. Western Great Lakes Native American. Ex. Ted Trotter collection. Ted Trotter is the author of Indian cane reference books.

Price: $245.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Folk Art Paint

RARE WROUGHT IRON SINGLE PORTION BREAD TOASTER

This is not the typical swivel bread toaster commonly seen. This American rigid frame wrought iron toaster was made by a skilled blacksmith. The bars for holding the bread, biscuit, meat, or cheese were hammer welded to the front bar and have very well formed curls on the ends. The back leg was peened through the handle and also has a curl on the end. The toaster is 15" long x 5 1/4" wide. C. 1760-1800. For a very similar example, see Neumann's Early American Antique Country Furnishings pg. 194.

Price: $345.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

AMERICAN SIGNED CAST IRON TILTER TEA KETTLE

Tilter tea kettles are not very common, especially American and signed by the maker. This one is signed with the initials J.K. in a rope oval. There is a period repair to one of the handle brackets that broke off, possibly at the time it was made. The bracket was reattached tight to the original by drilling a hole and fastening on the inside. It is hardly noticeable (see the close-up photo). The kettle is 13 1/2" across the spout and 10" diameter in the middle. It weighs an impressive 15 lbs. empty! Rare form, c. 1760-1780.

Price: $425.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

GLASS DUTCH CASE GIN BOTTLE

This is an excellent example of a Dutch case Gin bottle. It is black (olive) glass and has a glass seal with "Blankenheym & Nolet" on the seal, a Dutch company. The bottle is 11 inches tall with a 2 3/4" square base and has a polished pontil. The condition is excellent, c. 1780’s.

Price: $165.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Tavern Bottles Glass

18th c. WROUGHT IRON PIE CRIMPER, EX. HOWARD ROTH

This is a very early pie crimper with a faceted ball end that is a known Portsmouth, NH form. It is 7" long and dates from the 18th century. The crimper was whitesmith made with file marks on the yoke. There is what looks like a W on both sides of cross hatching that may be a maker's mark. Ex. Howard Roth collection.

Price: $125.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Iron Kitchen

18TH CENTURY COPPER DRY MEASURE

This is an early copper Dry Measure, hand wrought dovetailed construction with riveted heart-shaped handle end and applied base. Wonderful unpolished natural patina. Large size at 8” tall x 8 ½” diameter. c. 1750-1800. Great condition, no issues.

Price: $125.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Copper Kitchen

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD COPPER STILL

A very rare American Revolutionary War period copper still in excellent condition. Still such as this were filled with water and fermentable ingredients in the morning and then either placed in a wagon or carried on a soldiers back pack during the day. At the evening encampment, the still was heated over a fire to distill off the alcohol that had formed by fermentation during the day. Wonderful dovetailed construction. The still is a larger size, 8" tall, and dates c. 1780.

Price: $325.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Copper Tavern

YELLOW WARE PUDDING MOLD

Not too common in yellow ware, especially with handles, is this American pudding mold. It is also known as a "Turk's Hat" because of the semblance of a turban. The mold is in excellent condition with just the expected wear from use. The mold is 10 1/2 x 4" and dates from mid-to late 19th century.

Price: $110.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware Kitchen

HORSEHAIR BRUSH

Horsehair brush, all original, excellent condition, hand sewn bristles in wooden frame, 18th - early 19th century, 6 x 2 1/8” wide.

Price: $95.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

PEWTER CHARGER

One of the best pewter chargers that I have owned. It has a wide flat brim with a single reed on the underside. A very large size, 16 ½ inches diameter and in very good condition with the best unpolished surface. 18th century.

Price: $235.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Pewter

RARE PEWTER and TIN JEWELER'S WHALE OIL LAMP

Jeweler’s whale oil lamp with burner, cap and chain. This very rare American lamp is complete and excellent condition. The lid screws on and off easily for filling. The lamp is 3 ¼” tall x 2 ¼” diameter, c. 1840-1860.

Price: $135.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Pewter Early Lighting

PEWTER BEAKER/MUG, ENGLISH

This is a very good English 1/2 pint pewter beaker or mug. It is hallmarked on below the rim with 4 different marks. The beaker dates c. 1780’s and is 3 5/8" tall x 3 1/2” diameter base. It has the best unpolished surface, just the way we like to have them. There are no condition issues.

Price: $65.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Pewter

PEWTER TANKARD, INITIALS and DATE

A wonderful pewter tankard with the best form. This is most probably German from the style although it is not marked. The tankard is initialed C. H. and dated 1746 on the lid. It is engraved with floral designs on the front with the words “Aus Liebe” engraved in a shield. The tankard is 10” tall with a 4 5/8” base diameter. Condition is great with an unpolished surface.

Price: $195.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Pewter

18th c. TWO TINED FORK

Very hard to find 18th century 2-tine fork with abrupt shoulders at the end of the tines and a treen handle, characteristic of forks from this time period. I have 2 other very similar forks. Please inquire if interested in the other 2 forks.

Price: $35.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Kitchen

AMERICAN WALL SALT BOX with a HEART

It looks like this wall hanging salt box was made for someone special. It has a wonderful cut out heart design and a lollipop back board. The wood is Pine and the natural dry surface has the best patina. It is 12 x 6 1/4 x 4 3/4" deep and dates to the 18th century. The box is in very good condition but the bottom of the salt box does have cracks that are the result of holding salt for a couple hundred years (see the last photo). A very hard to find item.

Price: $325.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware Boxes

STEEPLE TOP CANDLE SCONCE

Tin candle sconce, 14 ½” tall x 4 ½” wide x 2 ½ deep, crimped steeple shaped top, split candle holder for cleaning out wax, 19th century. Not a common shape.

Price: $125.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Tin

GLASS RUM BOTTLE

This is a mid to late 18th century English rum bottle. It has a high kick up with a polished pontil. The English exported these to the colonies where they were used in taverns and inn bars. The bottle is in excellent condition and is 9" tall and 3 1/2" in diameter and dates c. 1750-1790.

Price: $150.00

2017-Jun-07 01:00pm EDT | Tags : Tavern Bottles Glass


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