Copper Horse Antiques
I've been a part time antiques dealer for many years. Specialties include early Americana, folk art, original paint, dolls and toys, pottery, textiles, pewter, toleware, signage, decoys and game boards. Recently I have exhibited at Ivy Hall in Pennsylvania and American in Paris in Virginia. When living in California, I shared space at Baker and Company in Soquel and exhibited at the California Country Antique Shows in California and Washington State. I am currently listing the last of my Mother's doll collection. She authored "The Art of Dolls 1700 to 1940, Hobby House Publishers by Madeline Osborne Merrill. Most dolls offered are pictured in her book. Please visit my website at http://www.etsy.com/shop/copperhorseantiques You can view photos and descriptions of my items, ask for information and purchase. Thank you for visiting my webpage.
This late 19th century sign measures 38" in length and is in all original sponge painted surface. Great attention to hand carved fins, tail and slightly open mouth. The back not as finished as it was meant to hang in only one way. Tail slightly curved upward. A remarkable piece of one of a kind folk art. Please visit my Etsy site above for more photos and purchase.
17" Bebe Jumeau: line of fine dolls made by the Jumeau firm in Paris. Delicately tinted bisque socket head has stationary eyes, closed mouth, finely executed brows and lashes and mohair wig. Pictured on pg 217 of my Mother's book, The Art of Dolls 1700-1940, Hobby House Pub 1985. This was my Grandmother Martha Louise (Richardson) Merrills doll and has been in my family since purchase. She is in entirely original condition. Please go to my Etsy website above for more photos and purchase.
Spectacular hand carved cheese box in original blue/green paint. A similar box is pictured on page 151, illustration 153, "Neat and Tidy" by Nina Fletcher Little, 1980, Dutton Publisher. The box in illustration # 153 is at the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. Such professional carving shows the detail lavished on utilitarian household items. This rare box measures 11" in diameter and 6" in height. Please click on my Etsy website above for more photos/information and purchase.
Price: $2,500.00 SOLD
This small faux grained blanket chest is entirely original with striking mustard color, great detail around top and base, original hinges and turned bun feet. Wood is pine and patina warm and mellow. It measures 6"H from bun feet to top, 10 1/2" W and 4 3/4" D. Please click on my Etsy link above for more photos, information and purchase. Thank you.
Price: $2,100.00 SOLD
All original paint and wire hinges. Made by my NH ancestor Jacob Osborn of the red ware pottery Osborns. It measures 8 3/4"H, 12 1/2" W and 7 1/4" D. This has been lovingly kept in my family for 200 years. Hard to let go but grandchildren have no interest. Please go to my Etsy site above for more photos, information and purchase.
Price: 2,200.00 SOLD
14 1/2" sled with gracefully curved iron runners. Vibrant colors in floral motif of bittersweet, mustard and black. Some wear to paint as can be seen in photos. Please visit my Etsy site using the link above for more photos and purchase.
Outstanding Folk Art Dove with all original surface. Purchased years ago from San Francisco folk art dealer. He said it was from decor of early California Spanish Mission. Professionally mounted on appropriate stand. Please visit my Etsy website for more photos, information and purchase.
WOW. Extraordinary early hooked rug remarkably preserved by the family. They recall it was made around the turn of the century by a great aunt. 40" x 23", all wool materials. Please see my Etsy site for more photos and purchase. Thank you.
Complete , rare eight piece Diorama is 18"w, 11 1/2"d and 10 1/2" h. Please visit my Etsy site for more photos and purchase information.
Price: 595.00. SALE
Charming 14" x 15" folding Gameboard. All original paint and hinges. Maker began to draw backgammon board in pencil inside but didn't finish. Small size is special and a fine addition to any Gameboard collection.
This wonderful cheese or pantry box is in fine condition and is quite large. 10 1/2" diameter and 5 3/4" high. Hand carved letters NH on bottom. I purchased it years ago in Durham and assume letters signify New Hampshire. Fine addition to any early pantry box collection.
Charming all original doll has pearl button eyes, applied nose and embroidered mouth. Her apron, dress and red cloth boots are original. Her topknot is pulled and clipped as part of the stocking face material. She measures 15 1/2" in length.
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