Shop Description: We are country Americana dealers who search for pre-1850 furnishings that are functional, well constructed and have great and sometimes unique form with wonderful paint and patina. With appreciation for all craftsmen of that period, we travel throughout the east coast to find American furniture, early lighting, treenware/woodenware, kitchen/hearth implements as well as other interesting accessories from that period. After years of collecting we opened our business in the year 2000 and continue to utilize the same criteria in making our purchases for the business as we do for ourselves. To see additional items or to see more photos and information of items in this shop click on our website link www.hlantiques.com
An early well used 19th century table top scouring board. Note the square nails securing the border and the ware from scrubbing in the center of the board. In the 1870's a formula for scouring boards called for lime (1 part), sand (3 parts), soft soap (2 parts). For additional click on link above (hlantiques.com) and visit category KITCHEN/HEARTH. (BSEK)
A great looking 1800 wall box with a beveled front, square nails and appropriate ware on the hanging hole. The box retains traces of red paint and is in outstanding condition with no cracks, repairs or chips. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com or click on link above and explore category BOXES-WALL,CANDLE,PANTRY,TABLE. (ATKE) Dimensions: 9 1/2"L x 4 3/4"D x 11 3/
This is a very interesting broom. It is made out of sticks or reeds. When we purchased the broom, we had no idea what it was used for or who used this strange thing. At first we thought we had purchased a real witches broom! After doing some research, we discovered that brooms made out of sticks or reeds were used by early fire fighters to put out fires. We found photos of these early brooms and sure enough we had a real fire fighting broom with a similar metal piece nailed in place to keep the sticks/reeds together.(BTKDK)
It is always amazing to me how many different designs are carved into butter prints. This is a pineapple (welcoming symbol) butter print with leaves in outstanding condition. To view other butter prints visit our website hlantiques.com or click on link above and explore category TREENWARE/WOODENWARE. (EKE) Dimensions:3 3/4" Diameter, 3 1/2"High List Price: $85
A PRETTY OVAL PANTRY BOX WITH THE ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT AND A RED ROSE PAINTED ON TOP. THE BOX USES FINGERS OR LAPPERS IN THE JOINERY. ONE OF THE LAPPERS HAS SOME LOSS BUT OVERALL THE BOX IS IN WONDERFUL CONDITION.(LKTE) DIMENSIONS: OVAL 6 1/2" x 5", HEIGHT 2 3/4"
A ca:1900 theorem on velvet in a beautiful old paint decorated frame with very old glass. The theorem depicts a basket full of fruit including grapes, peaches cherries, plums etc. We took the back off in an effort to determine age, wash the glass and established how the theorem was attached. Additional photos can be seen on our website hlantiques.com on click on link above and visit categories CAUGHT OUR EYE. The theorem is in very good condition. (TKDKE) Dimensions: 20 3/4” x 18 3/4”; Viewed Area: 16” x 14”
EARLY 19th CENTURY- A nice looking pendant trammel candleholder with rush holder. The sawtooth is well worn and the rush holder is loose indicating extensive use. Note also the decorative finial at the bottom of the ratchet and how the candle socket with drip pan is secured by the decorative “nut”. (HKDE) Dimensions: 28 1/2” to 40 1/2”L
Candlesticks of this tall mid-drip form were specifically designed for use in shops and offices, where sealing wax was in regular use, and where the expansive mid-drip pan would gather the splashes of the melted. In addition the special base, weighted with sand, contributed to the overall safety since it is almost impossible to upset this candlestick. A similar example can be found on page 168 in Fire & Light by John Caspall. Outstanding condition for this early 19th century candlestick. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com or click on link above and go to category EARLY LIGHTING. (BKTE) Dimensions: 9 1/2" Tall, 6 1/8" Base Diameter
YOU WILL NEVER NEED ANOTHER DUST PAN. THIS IS A HAND FORGED IRON DUST PAN IN THE ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT AND IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.(RTK) Dimensions: 19 1/2"L x 12"W
A beautiful table or counter top desk with original surface and hardware. Note the beautiful carved crescent moons and the carved and painted "flower" inside an octagram on the lift top. The desk is nicely made with molding on the base, around the lift top and around the shelf in the back. The interior of the desk is clean with a little "secret" storage unit in the back. The desk has a stress crack on the lift top. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com or click on link above and explore category RECENT ADDITIONS. (TLEE) Dimensions: 13 1/4"L x 18 1/4"D x 4 1/2" to 7" H (Front To Back)
In his book FIRE AND LIGHT, John Caspall has a photo of s very similar brass crusie (early to mid 18th century) on page 212 and he discusses it at length. He writes that brass crusies were not produced by the blacksmiths but were made by countless small and unrecorded foundries for the more discerning buyers. This is a particularly nice brass crusie since it is so well made, has a matching arm and hanger, has a wick rest and is complete with a pic. An outstanding example. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com or click on link above and explore section EARLY LIGHTING.(DBETE) Dimensions: 4 1/2”L, 9'H
A BEAUTIFUL AND THOUGHTFUL "STITCHERY LETTER" BETWEEN TWO SISTERS WHEN ONE SISTER WAS MOVING. (CTKE)
EARLY 19th CENTURY SALT GLAZED STONEWARE CYLINDRICAL INKWELL WITH CENTRAL INK RESERVOIR SURROUNDED BY THREE QUILL HOLES. OUTSTANDING CONDITION. VERY NICE CONDITION. DIMENSIONS: 3”DIAMETER, 1 1/4"HIGH FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.hlantiques.com AND EXPLORE CATEGORY RECENT ADDITIONS.
A wonderful early maple painted milk bowl with outstanding patina, a surface that reflects a great deal of use and a nicely carved rim. This footed bowl feels great to the touch and has a great look on any table. Note the two splendid old repairs on the rim.(HETK) Dimensions: 21 1/4" x 20" Diameter, 3 3/8"High For additional photos, visit our website www.hlantiques.com and explore category RECENT ADDITIONS
FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH (KEN) DOUGLAS OLSEN (1921-2010) COMMERCIAL ARTIST AND DESIGNER OF MADISON NEW JERSEY. A nice ca;1840 candle box in the original old blue paint with a slidetop. The box is square nailed and retains much of the original paint. While the back panel has a crack, the overall condition is excellent. For additional photos visit our website hlantiques.com and explore category BOXES-WALL, CANDLE, PANTRY, TABLE. (LTKE) Dimensions: 7 3/4"L x 11'D x 6 1/2"H
A 19th century original paint decorated covered tea canister with floral decoration. The paint is in excellent condition considering age and use. As you can see from the photos the floral decoration has retained its color and design. The canister has one small dent. Otherwise, it is in outstanding condition. (TKE) Dimensions: 7 1/2"H, 4 1/4"Dia.
This ca:1800 sheet iron lantern is extremely well made with thick iron and in excellent condition. Note the conical roof with the punched vents and the handle for transporting the lantern. Note also the excellent condition of the horn and the rolled iron cylinders on the handle and door latch. In addition to making it easier to carry or open the door, these cylinders could house rush which would be used to light the candle. (ALTK) Dimensions: 11"H,4 3/4"Dia.
UNIQUE 18TH CENTURY WROUGHT IRON DOUBLE CANDLE FLOOR LAMP WITH SPLINT/RUSH HOLDER. NOTE THE WEAR ON THE FEET WHICH REFLECTS EXTENSIVE USE AND THE NICELY DESIGNED RUSH/SPLINT HOLDER. FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS VISIT OUR WEBSITE hlantiques.com AND EXPLORE CATEGORY EARLY LIGHTING.(TBEEDE) HEIGHT: 32 1/2"
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