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. PLEASE NOTE: Items on layaway are not refundable, exchange only. MI residents add 6% sales tax. All items are guaranteed as described. I will happily accept the return of any item within 3 days of receipt for a full refund less return shipping and insurance unless I have unintentionally misrepresented the item, in which case I will pay return shipping. Please notify me of your intention to return an item. USPS Priority mail postage and insurance will be added to the price of each item. I will update my offerings often so please check back frequently. LAYAWAY AVAILABLE, INQUIRE. PLEASE NOTE: Layaway items are not refundable, exchange only. Thank you for shopping. Ron


PILGRIM ERA RUSH LIGHT W/ WOODEN BASE

This is one of the best Pilgrim era rush lights with a forged iron candleholder and wooden base that I have owned. Twisted shaft and folded candle socket counterbalance arm. Walnut base with lathe turned incised rings and raised center. 8 1/4” tall with a 4” x 1 3/4” tall base. Great untouched natural surface having super patina. Minor shrinkage cracks. C. 1680-1740.

Price: $545.00 plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

VERY RARE PILGRIM ERA PRICKET CANDLESTICKS, PAINT

It is rare to find wooden lighting devices and to find a pair of Pilgrim era wooden pricket candlesticks is very rare. This pair have their original brownish gray paint showing minor loses from wear. The prickets candle holders are black from charing. These have wonderful pole lathe turnings and large rose head nails hold the stem in the base. One base has a 1” x 1/4” filled in and colored chip that is hardly noticeable. 9 1/4” tall with a 3 3/4” dia. base; C. 1650. Rare.

Price: $795.00 for the pair

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Early Paint

MINIATURE WOODEN BOWL, 4" X 1 3/4", 18TH/19TH C.

This is a very rare miniature treen bowl. It is only 4” dia. x 1 3/4” tall. Made of cherry wood. It is footed and has a 3/8” rim. The bowl was pole lathe turned. Wonderful color with super patina. No issues. 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen Bowls Miniatures

RARE 18TH C. MAPLE BURL MASTER SALT & SPOON

A wonderful maple burl wood carved out table master salt plus a spoon for dispensing. The salt has an untouched natural surface with a super patina. The salt is about 4” x 4” x 1 1/2” tall, 18th c. It is possible that the burl was too small and/or irregular to make into a bowl but just right for a master salt.

Price: $195 plus shipping for both items

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Burl Treen

PILGRIM ERA MASTER TABLE SALT & SPOON

A very rare Pilgrim era Lignum vitae wood master table salt with a bone dispensing spoon. The salt is 4 1/4” diameter x 3” tall and was pole lathe turned. There is a tight resin filled crack from rim to center of base that may have been done at the time it was made. There are minor chips in base that have worn smooth over the past 200 plus years. The salt has a wonderful patina and surface. American or English origin and 17th to early 18th century.

Price: $225 for both plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen

TABLE SPICE OR SALT JAR & HORN DISPENSING SPOON

American open table spice or salt jar made of walnut. It has a very dry surface and was pole lathe turned with a super flared rim. 3 3/4” dia. x 2 3/4” tall having good shrinkage and use wear. The little dispensing spoon is bone. There are no issues, c.1750-1780.

Price: $195 for both plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen

LIDDED TABLE SPICE JAR, 18TH C.

A wonderful table spice jar made of walnut wood. It was pole lathe turned with great incised rings on cup and lid. The jar is 6 1/2” tall x 3” diameter. It has an integral lid knob. There are no issues with this late 18th to early 19th century spice lidded spice jar.

Price: $165 plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags :

PIGMENT JAR

I believe this very nice lidded maple jar was made to store a pigment. The lid of the jar has a reddish brown stained design as does the knob. Inside is a red pigment, possibly the red dye carmine. Carmine is a natural dye used for dying cloth. The jar was lathe turned and is 3 ½” tall x 3” bottom diameter. It is in excellent condition with a super dry surface. I love the form. This dates to the 18th century.

Price: $195 plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen Early Paint

MINIATURE TREEN CANDLEHOLDER, 18TH EARLY 19TH C.

At first glance this tiny item looks like an individual table salt container. However, the opening is small and is quite rough, too rough to have been used as a salt container. I believe that it was made as a miniature candle holder. It was pole lathe turned and has a hand cut off sprue on the base, an indication that helps to date it. The candleholder is only 2 1/2” tall x 2” diameter base. The wood is black walnut. Rare to find this small and early. 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $95.00 plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Treen

TREEN INDIVIDUAL TABLE SALT, 18TH/ 19TH CENTURY

The form and grain patterns on this individual table salt or spice jar are just outstanding. It was pole lathe turned from a hard maple species. 2 1/2” tall x 1 3/4” diameter. There are no issues, 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $75.00 plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen

EARLY SMALL HERB CRUSHING MORTAR & PESTLE

Mortar & pestle, elm wood, small size with great pole lathes turnings. 3 1/2” tall x 4 3/4” diameter, a 7” original pestle. There is a stable 1” age crack in base and a natural tight surface grain separation on side that has been there from the time the mortar was made. There are unusual lathe turned rings on top of rim. ca.1780-1820.

Price: $220.00 plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Mortar & Pestle

VERY RARE SMALL SHAKER 3 FINGER PANTRY BOX

These are almost never found. A very small 3 finger Shaker pantry box. It is only 3 3/4” x 2 3/8” x 1 3/8” tall. It has a natural surface (there are traces of original red paint. It was common in the late 19th/early 20th century to strip paint from these boxes). The box has a good light shadow under lid, an indication of age. This small Shaker pantry box dates early to mid-19th c. Rare size. Ex. J. Stone collection, Madison, NY.

Price: $475.00 plus shipping

2024-Jun-04 09:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes Shaker

VERY RARE REV. WAR ERA HAND BLOWN GLASS CANTEEN

Rare hand blown black glass water bottle or canteen. Amber color and blown from the top end. 10” tall x 5” wide x 1 3/4” thick. Later canteens, after c. 1800, sometimes had a thick leather cover. C. 1750 - 1780. Very rare. No issues. A similar example can be seen in “Early American Country Furnishings” by G. Neumann, p. 291, Fig. 1284, and in Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution” by G. Neumann and F. Kravic, p. 63, fig. 21a. Very rare to find. This canteen came out of an old and very good collection of Rev. War items in NY.

Price: $650.00 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Rev War Era Canteens Bottles

EARLY 18TH C. DUTCH ONION BOTTLE

Dutch onion bottle; early 18th century, c.1720; super emerald green color; 7 3/4”tall x 5 1/4” diameter; deep sharp pontil; applied string lip; no deep scratches; wavy glass; numerous trapped bubbles; no issues; Rare to find this nice; favorite bottle for rum.

Price: $375 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Bottles

LARGE HAND BLOWN BLACK GLASS CASE GIN BOTTLE

Extra large black glass, olive green color, Dutch case gin bottle. Square shoulders. Near mint condition with no bruises, flashes, repairs, abrasions, scratches, dings, chips or scratches. It does have 2 tooling marks on the side near the bottom from manufacture, entrapped air bubbles, and silky smooth whittle throughout. Blowpipe pontil with deeply indented base. Hand applied very crude out of round pushed flat pig snout lip.10 1/8” tall x 3“ square base. Sits almost flat but I added a tiny piece of felt pad to one corner (can easily be removed). C. 1780-1800. Rare to find this large and in exceptional condition.

Price: $245 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Bottles

18TH C. RARE SMALL HORN CUP/SHOT CUP FOR A TAVERN

Small horn cup having a horn base. 2 1/2” tall x 1 7/8” diameter. Probably used in a tavern or inn in 18th century as a shot measure. Rare to find this small.

Price: $75.00 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Horn Tavern

18TH C. SMALL POWDER HORN

Early powder horn having carved spout and wooden end plug fastened with iron nails and having strap loop. 7” o/a length. 18th c.

Price: $95 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Horn Rev War Era

REV. WAR ERA FASCINE KNIFE

Rev. War era fascine knife having tang through handle. Iron plate on handle end and iron ferrel. Nicely turned rings on handle. Marked XX on blade for 20th Regiment. American. 13 3/4” o/a. Super patina. These were used in camps to clear brush and light undergrowth. Rare.

Price: $425 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Rev War Era

TIN AND COPPER COFFEE POT, 19TH C.

Coffee Pot, tin, brass knob and copper bottom. KREAMER impressed on bottom (Kreamer is a noted manuf. of metal kitchenware items). No dents or cracks. There are minor rust spots. 10” tall x 8” dia., ca. late 19th century.

Price: $95.00 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Tin

RARE STYLE NATIVE AMERICAN LADLE OR SCOOP

Super nice Native American large ladle or scoop with a rare foot rest on back so it could be used as a bowl. Hand carved birch wood. 7” diameter bowl, 12” across handle, early professional repair to a 3/4” x 2” triangular piece on the front edge of the bowl that is barely noticeable. 18th or early 19th century. Rare

Price: $395.00 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Native American Ladle

EARLY 19TH C. FOLDING CHECKERS BOARD

Early checkers game board, folding w/ butt hinges and copper screws, 18” x 19” x 1/2”, original very dry black and salmon squares on salmon milk paint with folky leaf designs on sides, no issues, c.1820-1850.

Price: $395.00 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Game Board

CANDLE BOX WITH FLAME GRAIN PAINT AND INITIALS

Flame grain painted walnut candle box w/ MKH painted white on lid, excellent paint, square nail construction, lid shows shrinkage and wear as expected. Two small strips of wood were added on the inside and stained for the lid to sit on. This was done as it would have been done in the period. 9” x 5” x 4” tall, c.1820’s.

Price: $195 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

EARLY MAPLE WOOD AND PUNCHED TIN GRATER

Grater, maple, attached side boards, tiny early nails, boot jack form, 10” x 3” wide, 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $125 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Kitchen

RARE 18TH CENTURY DOUBLE SLIDE LID TABLE BOX

Table top double slide lid box for spices, tapers, or tea. Wonderful original dark brown/black paint. Slide lids on 2 compartments with center compartment open. 16 x 5 x 4” tall. American, constructed with cut wire nails. 18th century.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

YELLOW WARE FOOD MOLD W/ GRAPE DESIGN

Yellow Ware Mold, cluster of grapes, 7” long x 5” wide x 3” deep, PA origin, very good condition with 2 tiny glaze nicks. Super yellow-mustard color with design around the edge, ca. 1870-1910.

Price: $65.00 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware

VERY RARE AMERICAN PILGRIM ERA MAPLE EATING PLATE

American Pilgrim era maple eating dish having an uncommon form. It was turned on a pole lathe very thin and having a rare 3/16” rim and a 1” bevel to center. The plate is 6 7/8” in diameter x 3/8” thick. It has a very dry surface with super wear and patina. The plate dates to late 17th or early 18th century. No issues. What looks like a crack on the bottom side is actually a darker grain line.

Price: $395.00 plus shipping

2024-May-20 09:30am EDT | Tags : Pilgrim Era Treen

REV. WAR ERA RUNDLET W/ ORIGINAL BROWN PAINT

Rev. War era rundlet, original brown paint with black painted rings. 8” x 3 1/4” diameter. The rundlet has very minor chews around hole. There are no other issues. Great form.

Price: $545.00 Plus shipping

2024-May-07 09:30am EDT | Tags : Rev War Era Early Paint Rundlets

SIGNED ROUND PANTRY BOX W/ BLUE PAINT, 6 1/2"

A wonderful signed round pantry box having its original or early Robin's egg blue paint. 6 1/2” x 3” tall. It is branded “F. H. BAHMANN” on the bottom. Constructed with copper tacks and wooden pegs. There are no insect holes or issues. Dating to second half of 19th c.

Price: $395.00 Plus shipping

2024-Apr-30 03:00pm EDT | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

EARLY ROUND PANTRY BOX W/ ROUND HEAD TACKS

This is the first round pantry box I have owned that having large round headed brass tacks. It has thick walls and two carved two fingers pointing left that are secured with large rare brass tacks and wooden pegs; 7 1/2” x 3 1/4” tall; natural surface; very tight crack in lid and base; super wear; c. 1780—1820.

Price: $275.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-25 09:30am EDT | Tags : Boxes

DUTCH BLACK GLASS HAND BLOWN ONION BOTTLE

A once fairly common item to find, these have become very difficult to come by. Early black glass hand blown Dutch onion bottle; early 18th century c.1720; light olive green color; 7 1/2”tall x 5 1/4” diameter; deep sharp pontil; applied string lip; very minor hazing inside; no scratches; wavy glass; no issues; found off FL Keys; Rare to find this nice; a favorite bottle for rum in the period.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-25 09:30am EDT | Tags : Bottles

EARLY AMERICAN MAPLE BURL DIPPER W/ HEART

Offered is a hard to find form maple burl dipper. It has a wonderful heart form hanging hole and a carved design in handle at bowl. 8 3/4” long with a 4 x 3 x 2” bowl. Initials "N N" carved in the handle. There is a 1 1/2” very tight shrinkage crack on right top of bowl. Early 19th century.

Price: $195 plus shipping

2024-Apr-25 09:30am EDT | Tags : Burl Native American Ladles

TIN TOLE PAINTED TRAY AND SNUFFERS

Tin Toleware Decorated Candle Wick Scissors Tray, c. 1840. 9 ½” long x 4” wide. American, hand cut and shaped with its original polychrome hand painted toleware decoration of yellow pin stripe, yellow band and floral and vine. Tape label on back that reads “Jean Baumer”. The candlesnuffer has curled finger loops, a pointed tip centered, and an oval receptacle. 5 7/8” long, early to mid-18th century, c.1720-1760.

Price: $145 plus shipping for both

2024-Apr-25 09:30am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Tin Tole

SMALL YELLOW WARE BOWL W/ BANDS, 5 1/2"

Very hard to find small yellow ware bowl having one thick blue band and 2 thin pink bands. The bowl has a scalloped rim and base. There is some age crazing and minor rim glaze wear but no chips, hairlines or cracks. 5 ½” x 3” tall, ca. 1880-1900.

Price: $95.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-25 09:30am EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware

Cookie roller print made of maple wood. Believed to be of PA origin. 13 1/2” long with a 2 3/4” diameter x 3 1/8” wide roller. Very deep carvings of tulips, leaves, and flowers. This roller dates early to mid 19th century. A rare and desirable item.

Price: $350 plus shipping

2024-Apr-25 09:30am EDT | Tags : Treen

SHAKER BUTTER WORKERS

Shaker butter worker paddles, maple, great natural surface with remains of original varnish, 10” x 4” x 3/4” thick, early 19th c. Rare to find this nice. Ex. J. Stone collection, Madison, NY.

Price: $145.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-25 09:30am EDT | Tags : Shaker

SINGLE TIN CANDLE MOLD

Single candle mold, tin, fluted end, 10 1/2” long, large fluted top and handle, 19th century. No issues.

Price: $165.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-25 09:30am EDT | Tags : Tin Early Lighting

TIN TOLE PAINTED COFFEE POT, NY, EARLY 19TH C.

Offered is a wonderful tin tole painted straight spout coffee pot, similar design to Butler toleware of NY state. It has normal wear from use with good paint retention, especially the red designs, the large green leaves and the yellow brush strokes. There are no condition issues. The coffee pot is 8 1/2” tall with a 6” diameter base. C.1800-1840.

Price: $495.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Tin Toleware

TIN and GLASS LANTERN, 16" X 5", 18TH C.

Offered here is a very good tin and glass lantern having crossbars to protect the glass panes. It has a peened under candle socket, indicating it is late 18th c. There is no damage. The glass panes are early and possibly original. It has a sliding tin door to access the candle. The lantern is 16” to the top of ring handle and is 5” square. 18th or early 19th c. This lantern came from the Hollis Broderick collection.

Price: 295.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

EARLY 18TH C. MORTAR & PESTLE W/ ORIG. RED PAINT

Rare American pole lathe turned mortar and pestle with carved sprue on base and the remains of the original red paint. It has a very dry surface with no cracks or damage. The mortar is 6 1/2” tall x 6 1/4” diameter top and 4 3/4” dia. base and a 7 1/2” oak pestle that has a small chip off handle knob. C.1700-1750.

Price: 375.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Paint Mortar & Pestles

IPSWICH, MA BETTY LAMP AND STAND, 19th C.

Ipswich Betty lamp stand and tin lamp, attached wick pick, heavy tin, crimped stand top with dished base, 7” tall x 6” dia. x 3/4” tall base, attributed to Ipswich region of MA., no issues, American, early 19th century. No issues.

Price: $495.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

RARE PILGRIM ERA CANTING FAT LAMP, 17th C.

This is a seldom seen canting crusie wick channel lamp. There never was an internal wick support. It has a ratchet arm to permit a canting action for pan. 10” hanging height, 5” x 3 7/8” pan, twisted halbert spike, 17th c., English. Rare form.

Price: $220.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

RARE REV. WAR to CIVIL WAR ERA STAVED CANTEEN


Rev. War era staved canteen with iron bands and 2 iron strap guides (one guide broken but present), original black milk paint, painted in red on one side is 10 Regt. Infantry horn and what looks like 4485 painted in red on the other side, 5 3/4” diameter x 2 3/4” wide, original 1” tall tin spout having square nails. After consulting with Robert Jones, author of “The Civil War Canteen”, who generously offered his expert opinion, I believe to be a Rev. War canteen and the horn insignia was added after 1832, the year that the US adapted it. It is a Militia Infantry canteen that could have been used in the Mexican/American War (1846-1848) and/or possibly the Civil War. It was not unusual to use a good canteen in other wars. Very unique and rare survivor.

Price: $1345.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Canteens Rev War Era

LARGE WHALE OIL GLOBE LANTERN, EARLY 19TH C.

Whale oil lantern, original hand blown glass shade, removable double wick brass burner in a glass reservoir inside a tin container w/ clamps that hold it in place, 17 1/2” hanging height, 12” top of punched tin top, 4 1/2” x 7” shade, globe is sealed with original plaster top and bottom, possibly New England Glass Co., ca.1830-1855. Under a black light I can see that the black paint on the top punched area and the base has a late 19th c. black over paint. No issues. Rare this large.

Price: $325.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

EARLY DOUGH BOWL W/ ORIGINAL PAINT, 14" X 4"

American thin walled maple mixing/dough bowl with the original reddish brown thick milk paint. What makes this bowl special are the 2 areas of natural tree trunk or bark mark from the maker turning the bowl as large as possible from the section of trunk he had (it is not damage). 14” - 14 3/4” x 4” tall, early 19th c.

Price: $345.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Paint Bowls

PILGRIM ERA FORGED IRON 4-SPOUT GEASE LAMP

Early heavy forged iron 4-spout grease lamp, spike to hang from a wall, forged links with wonderful twists, 11” hanging height with a 3 1/2” x 1” deep pan, collection or museum number on base 12.715 in white paint, ca.1680-1720.

Price: $195.00 Plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

WHITE SMITHED RUSH LIGHT W/ COPPER DISK, 18TH C.

Very rare hand forged and whitesmithed 18th c. American rush light having wonderful file work with decorative rings at the base and a rare decorative copper disk on top of legs, untouched surface, penny feet, 10” tall, ca.1720’s.

Price: $495.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

FORGED IRON BETTY LAMP, 18TH C.

A not too often found hinged lid Betty or grease lamp. It has super nice forging with the original wick pick and hanger. A very good 18th century example having a not too common form. 6 3/4” hanging height, 2 5/8” x 4” x 1” grease reservoir with the original wick holder.

Price: $150.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

PEARLWARE HAND PAINTED C/S, EARLY 19TH C.

Pearlwear glaze handless cup and saucer, hand decorated designs painted in burnt orange, yellow and green, ca. 1810, 5 ½” x 2 ½” tall, excellent condition having only minor scratches. Looks great displayed.

Price: $75.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : China

PA HALF-ROUND BUTTER PRINT, WHEAT DESIGN, 19TH C.

Offered is a wonderful PA half-round wheat design butter print with the best untouched natural surface and patina. It is 7” wide x 4 1/2” tall and has very deep carving. There are square nails holding handle. I believe the wood is walnut. Ca.1820-1860 or possibly earlier.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Butter Prints Treen

TAVERN FLIP GLASS W/ TODY STICK, 18TH

A not too often found tavern flip glass. It is hand blown flint glass having an open sharp pontil where it was broken off the pontil rod. It has a very clear glass with a few sand granules and wavy, just the way it should look. The glass is 5 7/8” x 4 1/2” diameter top, no issues, 18th century. Would have been used in a tavern, inn, or public house to mix flip drinks. Tody stick is included. The tody stick would have been used to crush the orange slice and a sugar chunk for the flip.

Price: $245.00 For Both Plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Glass Tavern

RARE 18TH C. EATING BOWL & SPOON, 6"

These small personal eating bowls are getting much harder to come by. This wonderful example was pole lathe turned from southern yellow pine. It has a very dry natural surface with good lathe turning marks with a foot and a 1/2” complex rim. The bowl has good shrinkage being 6” - 6 5/16” x 1 3/4” tall. The hand carved spoon has a wonderful form, styled after pewter spoons of the period. There is a no harm fire scorch mark on bottom. It is 7 1/2” long and 18th century. The bowl and spoon date early to mid-18th century, ca. 1750.

Price: $425.00 Plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Treen Bowls

PILGRIM ERA FORGED IRON TAVERN PIPE TONGS

This is the first pipe tongs that I have owned of this form. I haven’t been able to find a similar shape in my several reference books on early forged iron. This is a forged iron American pipe tongs, dating to c.1680-1720. It is 15 3/4” long and was hand forged from a single iron rod. Pipe tongs were used in the home and in taverns, inns, and public houses to lift hot coals from a fireplace fire to light a pipe. A wonderful and rare form.

Price: $225.00 Plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Tavern Iron

18TH/19TH CENTURY TAVERN PITCHER/MEASURE

This 18th or early 19th c. measure has a typical English handle style and is a one quart size. It was entirely carved from a single log of English oak, including the handle. It has outstanding natural surface color and patina. The only issue are a couple very minor tight short lines at the top. 8” tall x 4” diameter. English.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Tavern

HINGHAM, MA FINGERED OVAL PANTRY BOX

A wonderful Hingham, MA oval pantry box having copper tacks and wooden pegs. 6 3/8” x 4 5/8” x 2 1/2” tall. There are no issues. Early to mid-19th century. This would look great in a stack of smaller oval pantry boxes.

Price: $225 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Boxes

PA GERMAN BOOKPLATE, 19th CENTURY

Offered is a wonderful early 19th c. PA book plate that came out of Bucks Co. PA. It has wonderful colors in orange, black and blue/gray. The first letter, “B?”, has loss in the center, but no other issues. I believe it talks about the “kingliness” of Jesus Christ but I have not tried to translate the German script. The paper size is 3” x 4”, 19th c. The frame is oak or ash and I believe original. I did remove the back board and there is nothing written on the back of the bookplate.

Price: 245.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Bookplates

AMERICAN PILGRIM ERA FORGED IRON LIGHTING TRAMMEL

Wonderful Pilgrim era forged iron lighting trammel, American, 20” shortest and 36” fully extended, 1/2” wide, hand cut teeth, wonderfully shaped hangers, outstanding forging work, all original, wonderful surface, 17th to early 18th c. Betty lamp prop is not included.

Price: $595.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting Iron

COURTING CANDLESTICK, 18TH CENTURY

Courting candlestick, chair hook, candle lifter is a round tab with a hole and works fine, ash base, peened through base, 7 3/8” tall with a 3 7/8” diameter ash base, marked LM-LN, English or American, mid-18th century.

Price: $225.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

RARE BARBERSHOP TRADE SIGN STRAIGHT RAZOR 19th C.

Folk art at its best and a wonderful piece of history. This is a hand carved and planed wooden straight razor sign that would have hung in the window of a barbershop. It has the original black and silver paint. The blade is secured to the case with an early screw and there is an early screw holding the two halves of the case together as well as a couple small nails. The overall length of the sign is 18 1/2”. The blade is 17 1/2” long. There are no condition issues. The sign dates to the last quarter of the 19th century. They just don't get much better than this.

Price: 345.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Folk Art Signs

RARE PILGRIM ERA DOUBLE CANDLE LIGHTING TRAMMEL

You just never see candle lighting trammels this early. This example is a forged iron double folded candle socket lighting trammel. It is 25” shortest and 36” maximum extended length. The trammel has hand cut teeth, two wonderful iron decorative elements and a hook for hanging on a beam. Outstanding age and an untouched surface dating from the 17th to very early 18th century. Very rare this early.

Price: $825 Plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

18TH C. AMERICAN, NEW ENGLAND, TAPE LOOM

One of the best early tape looms that I have owned. It was made of pine wood and has a hand carved out handle opening beveled on one side. There are 3 wedge shaped inserts in the top, 2 on one side and 1 on the other side, that were added to secure shrinkage cracks as there are wooden pegs on each side of the cracks. It has a wonderful dry natural attic surface with a dark patina. The weaving strips were hand cut and are detached at the bottom end and held in place by the bottom board. 17 3/4” x 8 3/4” wide x 3/8” thick. There is a black ribbon like design painted across the top. Ca. 1750. Tape looms were used to weave narrow pieces of cloth. Rare to find this early. More photos are available.

Price: $975.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Folk Art Tape Looms

RARE RED TOLE PAINTED TIN TEA CADDY

Tea caddy, painted tin over sheet iron. Soldered joints. Cap fitted over short neck. Painted red with black and yellow floral decoration. 4 1/4” tall x 3 1/2” x 2 1/2” wide. Ca.1810-1840. Red is rare. Sticker on bottom indicates it was purchased at the York Show 11-2-91.

Price: $245.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Tin Early Paint Toleware

BOTTOM OF STACK ROUND BALE HANDLED PANTRY

Very good bottom of stack bale handled pantry box with original blue (oxidized to black now) paint. 11 3/4 x 6 3/4” tall. Constructed using copper tacks and wooden pegs and having thick walls. The inside bottom has an old piece of quilted fabric that could be removed if desired. There is the expected paint wear from over many years but no damage. Dating early to mid-19th century. More photos are available.

Price: $395.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

YELLOW WARE MIXING BOWL, BLUE BAND, 11 3/4" DIA.

Large Yellow Ware Bowl, American, marked with an impressed, under the glaze, underlined 11 to indicate size of bowl. 11 ¾” diameter x 6 1/8” tall. Wide collar with embossed design, 1 wide blue band and 2 narrow white bands, 6-sided base. Excellent condition with age appropriate wear. Ca. 1900-1930.

Price: $125.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Yellow Ware Pottery

RARE FORGED IRON BEAM SPIKE CANDLEHOLDER, 18TH C.

Offered is a rare beam spike candleholder. This form candleholder is not too commonly found. It has a folded candle socket, has a 6 1/2” long twisted spike and is 3 1/2” tall. 18th century. A rare early lighting find.

Price: $250.00 Plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

EARLY 18TH C. RUSHNIP W/ WOODEN BASE

This is a Pilgrim era, 17th c., rushnip with a later, 19th c. oak base. The rushnip forged iron, having a twisted shaft and counter balance arm with a candle socket. The iron is quite thin and oxidized which is typical for rushnips/candle holders of this period. The base is early to mid-19th century. It was common practice to replace wooden bases during use of the lighting device as they often burned or split from drying. 11 3/4” tall with a 5” diameter x 2 12” tall oak base. Very rare to find this early.

Price: $595.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

Very rare early 18th century horn drinking cup with a wood bottom. The wooden bottom horn cups are nearly impossible to find now. This one came out of a long time collection in NY State. The horn cup has wonderful dark colors and patina; 3 1/2” - 3 3/4” tall x 2 7/8” - 3 1/8” dia. top and 2 1/4” dia. bottom; 17th or early 18th century. Very rare. It would have been used in a tavern or inn in the period.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Horn

18TH C SPIRAL CANDLEHOLDER W/ DRIP CATCHER PAN

Spiral candleholder; tinned sheet iron wax catcher pan with a 1/4” rim; 3 forged legs; peened through spiral; original or early wooden candle lifter with a rosehead nail for turning (nail may be newer); 7 1/2” tall with a 4 1/2” dia. tray; carrying arm/chair hook; mid-18th century. Wooden candle lifters were commonly used in the period.

Price: $345.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

PILGRIM ERA TO EARLY 18TH C. PAN GREASE LAMP

Grease (Crusie, slot) lamp; pan was filled grease, fat scraps, fish oil, veg. oil, and after c.1760 whale oil; a simple wick or rag in the slot fed from the fuel; attached wick pick, wick holder, and a hanging spike; 5 1/4” x 3 1/2” x 3/4” pan; 10 3/4” hanging height; ca. 1680-1740.

Price: $245.00 Plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Lighting

18TH C MAPLE BURL MORTAR & PESTLE

One of my favorite burl pieces. Just a terrific maple burl mortar & maple pestle (not burl). The mortar was turned on a pole lathe and has 5 bands that are either raised or inset. It has the best natural surface that is worn incredibly smooth from many years of use. There are no issues; great patina; 7 1/4” tall x 5 7/8” top diameter and 5 1/2” base diameter; 9” pestle that looks to be original to the mortar; 18th to early 19th century.

Price: $350 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Mortar & Pestle Burl

STAVED SUGAR FIRKIN W/ ORIGINAL GRAY & RED PAINT

Wonderful smaller size staved sugar firkin having its original dry gray and red paint; wire bale with wooden handle; sheet iron bands with original red paint; initials F.T.P. in red paint; original recessed lid with wooden handle; only 7 1/2” tall x 7 3/4” diameter top; painted gray inside and on the bottom; ca.1850’s. Very tight staves. Would have been stored in the pantry.

Price: $250.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Early Paint Firkins

EARLY CLAY PIPE STEMS PLUS 10" TREEN BOWL

Being offered together are these 7 early clay pipe bowl fragments and an early mixing bowl having a natural surface. The mixing bowl is very light weight being made of basswood. It has some knife marks in the bottom so was used for cutting/chopping vegetables as well as for mixing. The bowl has a 3/4” rim and is 10” - 10 5/8” x 2 - 2 1/4” tall.

Price: $125 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Tavern Bowls

18TH C. AMERICAN DICE SHAKER & 4 DICE

Dice shaker; original thick red milk paint with 3 gold painted bands; 4 bone dice 3/8” square; 2 3/4” tall x 1 1/2” diameter; 18th to early 19th century. Would have been found in a tavern or inn. Not often found.

Price: $145 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Dice Shaker Early Paint

REV. WAR ERA SMALL RUNDLET

Offered is a very nice Rev. War era small rundlet. It was made by lathe turning a chestnut log and inserting the ends. It has a natural surface with super patina. There is a decorative scribe line around center and above and below the hole. There is a shallow round knot hole that doesn’t go through to inside. It has 2 very shallow shrinkage cracks at plug hole. The rundlet shows great wear and patina and grain pattern. It is 3 3/4” x 3” with good shrinkage.

Price: $250.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Rev War Era Rundlets

EARLY 19TH C. PANTRY BOX W/ ORIGINAL PAINT, 10 1/4

Offered is a large pantry box, round and thick walled. It has the original very dry oxidized green paint that is now black. Constructed with iron tacks and wooden pegs. The circles around the nails are from iron leaching out from the nails over time and are natural. 10 1/4” x 5 1/2” tall. There are numerous tracks from long inactive Powder Post Beatles on inside bottom of the box (visible in the photo) but only very minor signs on the outside bottom. Early to mid-19th century. More photos available.

Price: $250.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Boxes Early Paint

EARLY ROOT HEAD DUCK DECOY

I just love the look of root head decoys displayed on a flat surface. A truly wonderful example of American folk art. These decoys were used along the eastern shores of the Carolina's and Maryland by duck hunters in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This one is about 8" in length x 3 1/2" wide x 5" to the top of its head. The heads were formed from roots of saplings and the bodies were hand carved pine. This one has a couple nails that were added to secure the neck and one in the body that is bent over. It has 2 chunks of lead nailed to the underside for weight. Original very dry black paint and white patches on the breast and underside of the tail and a white beak. A shrinkage crack in along the right side.

Price: $145.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Decoys Folk Art

18TH C. CANDLESNUFFER

Mid-18th century forged iron wicksnuffer. The oval recepticle and pointed tips were favored during much of the 1700s. Wonderfully formed curled finger holds. 6 1/4” long. C.1760.

Price: $75.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Iron Early Lighting

HIDE COVERED DOC. BOX, ROSE HEAD NAILS, 18TH C.

This document box, having a leather cover and super nice wallpaper inside, is one of the best I have owned. It has rose head nails securing the hasp and on the bottom of the box. It is only 12” x 7” x 6” tall and has a domed top. There are hand-tooled designs in the leather all around. The document box has the original leather hinge and white leather trim with brass tacks. C.1750-1780 period. No issues.

Price: $295.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Boxes

FOLKY PAINT DECORATED CUTLERY BOX, 19TH C.

Cutlery box, PA, original hand painted decorations on all sides. 12 1/4” x 9” x 3” sides; red, orange, yellow pomegranates with green leaves on mustard background, brown edge paint, drab green inside; dovetailed construction. Just a wonderful piece of early folk art design. C.1820-1830. This came out of a good PA collection.

Price: $375.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Woodenware Early Paint Boxes

REV. WAR ERA THIN SEE-THROUGH POWDER HORN, 18th C.

This Rev. War era powder horn was scraped thin to enable seeing, when held to the sun (or light source), the amount of powder it contained. It has great color and patina and has a carved tip and the rare original or very early wooden plug. There is a square nail in end for the carrying strap. There are wooden pegs securing the wooden end cap. It is about 10 1/2” end to end and there are no issues. 18th century.

Price: $175.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Horn Rev War Era

FORGED IRON MEAT FORK, WHITE SMITHED, 18TH C.

Offered here is a very good hearth cooking fork that was used to lift or turn meat on a grill or to toast food. This forged iron fork was white smith made and has stamped circles on handle. There is a hook on the end for hanging. 16 ¼” long. C. 1740-1800.

Price: $50.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Iron Hearth

RARE 18TH C. MORTISED THROUGH WHETSTONE

This is the first whetstone that I have owned or seen with a mortised through sharpening stone. The whetstone is 2 1/4” x 1” thick and the overall length is 11 1/4”. It has a very worn hickory holder with the best untouched surface patina. This whetstone was used in the 18th century for sharpening knives and various tools in the field. Rare style.

Price: $195.00 plus shipping

2024-Apr-20 11:00am EDT | Tags : Whetstone


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