Wilmarth's Tin Cats Antiques
Tin Cats Antiques is located in Amarillo, Texas and specializes in early American (18th & 19th century) antiques ... Colonial, primitives, furniture and smalls, and pieces with original or very old paint. Ninety percent of what we offer comes from the Northeast and New England areas. The remaining percentage is found in the midwest and maybe sometimes right here in Texas. We encourage you to visit https://www.tincats.com to see other items not featured here on Dig Antiques. We accept personal checks and business checks, as well as PayPal. NO DISCOUNT WILL BE GIVEN IF PAID BY PAYPAL. Buyer pays shipping costs, although free shipping is available on some items. Returns are accepted within 72 hours of receiving the item(s) for a full refund, minus shipping costs. No questions asked. Items must be returned with shipment insurance and in their originally shipped condition. Layaway CONSIDERED. However, no returns on layaways accepted.
Hall of Fame Baseball Bat: Gerald Ford served as the 38th President of the United States, from August 1974 to January 1977. Among other things, Ford was known as the "most athletic" U.S. President and was a former University of Michigan football player. However, Ford was known to especially love the game of baseball. This Louisville Slugger baseball bat was made for President Ford, which is inscribed as such, and Ford also signed it. Later, a good friend of Ford's took the bat and collected 40 signatures from various Major League Baseball Hall of Fame players, including such greats as Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. Read further for the entire list. I obtained this bat at auction several months ago and was only able to learn that the bat came from a private collection in New Jersey. I, as well as two known auction house authorities, guarantee the signatures on this bat. List of signatures can be found at tincats.com
This gorgeous antique Scandinavian Bride's Box is bright and bold in it's salmon-red background painted with blue, yellow and white borders that encase the green leaves and white flowers surrounding the box's sides. The top lid has a print glued into it that depicts travelers on camels leaving what appears to be a home and a family. In German-speaking families, it was tradition for the bride-to-be to receive from the groom brightly decorated boxes such as this one; the boxes held small items and mementos. This early 1800's box is well-worn yet retains its lovely paint decorations. It was clearly well-kept over the years. It measures 15-1/4" by 9-1/4" by 6" tall. The flaw worth mentioning is that someone at one time attached a hook to the bottom of the box, presumably to allow the box to prop up and be seen on top. More photos can be seen on tincats.com
Gorgeous paint decorated blanket chest with one drawer. The chest is painted with signature black swirls on a red background, outlined by yellow pinstriping. This design is typical to Maine origins. The chest is in very good condition except for a partial repair to one front foot (see photos). Ca. 1830. The paint surface is clear and still beautiful. Hardware appears to be original to the chest. Measurements: 39-3/4 inches by 31-1/2 inches by 17-1/2 inches. More photos available on tincats.com
Schoharie blanket chest with the original hand-painted decoration. The chest is decorated with a basket of colorful flowers, along with a border decorated in bright yellow. The style is typical of the folk art chests originating in Schoharie and Albany counties of New York State, when a group of German settlers made their way there. Examples can be found in the Albany Institute, in Antiques Magazine, and in a book on this subject by Mary Antoine de Julio. The chest has a good old patina with minor restoration to the back feet. Ca. 1815. Dimensions: 43" wide by 20" high by 17" deep. More photos available on tincats.com
This early painted blanket chest sits on front ball feet and back square feet. The chest is in a beautiful powder blue paint over the original gray paint, although perhaps it's the way the color blue has oxidized over time. It is from the Hudson River Valley, ca 1750-1760. Paint is dry and shows expected wear with its age. The inside is clean and dry. Brass and hardware are original to the chest. The left back foot has been repaired to regain full strength and sturdiness. More photos available upon request. Dimensions: 19-1/4" deep by 50" wide by 20.5" tall
Smoke-decorated Blanket Box The mustard colored smoke decoration on this blanket box is exceptional. The till on the inside is unusual in that it slides, rather than lifts. It’s also a desirable size. Original hinges and outstanding trim. It is 39-1/4” wide by 19” tall by 18” deep. Early 19th Century, New England. This trunk also is featured on tincats.com and now has a lower price on it. For more detailed photos. please see the listing on tincats.com
Red Paint-decorated Trunk Either Western New Jersey or Eastern Pennsylvania, this is an original trunk with all red paint and black folk art designs. Original brasses. The bottom sports a pretty matchstick molding on the sides, with just a few sticks missing. Lots of great wear to this early 19th century trunk. Dimensions: 41.5” long by 19” tall by 21” deep. This trunk was previously only listed on tincats.com. I now have a lower price on it! See tincats.com for photos in greater detail.
Small simple needlework sampler; Measures 7-1/4” x 7-1/4” unframed Forest green wool stitches on ecru linen. Three alphabets and numbers 1-11. Simple border and lines between rows of stitching. New England origin. Excellent condition with no holes, stains or stitch loss; minor darkening.
Price: $225 plus shipping
Square-nail construction; hand-cut dovetailed chest with dovetailed drawers; original metal drawer pulls; Heavy oak case and drawers. Found in New Hampshire; ca1840-1850 13-5/8” wide x 7” deep to 11.5” tall. Repair on one drawer, as pictured. Sturdy.
Price: $400 plus shipping
"The Bandit's Bride or The Maid of Saxony, a Romance" by Louisa Sidney Stanhope. Volume II, published in Exeter, NH in 1832. Signed in ink "Littlefield ~ No.6" 3" x 5" x 3/4" thick Leather binding, worn edges Binding in tact, leather is worn but in tact.
Price: $75 plus shipping
This bible belonged to Mr. Lewands of Wolfeboro, NH, and later by a child named Susan (?), also of Wolfeboro. Both signed their names on the first page. Published in London, ca 1830. Dimensions: 4-1/2" x 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" thick Very good condition. Binding in tact, minor bending to the front cover from use
Price: $150 plus shipping
11-3/4" by 6.5" tall bale-handled pantry box in original and dry mustard yellow paint. Thick walls. No damage. Early to mid 19th century
Price: $495 plus shipping
This little black and red tote from New England is the perfect size for just about anything. You can decorate it or actually "use" it, as I have been doing. 19th century. Dimensions: 8-1/4 inches by 12 inches by 5.5 inches
Price: $125 plus shipping
This late 1800's tote or carrier boasts its original red paint with beautiful patina and age-related wear. Cracks and chips as expected, yet sturdy. Simple butt-joint construction, hand-carved, old nails with old repairs in spots along the bottom sides. Very sturdy. It's a wonderful addition to a country collection. Dimensions: 11" x 16" and 3" deep Just imagine all the ways you can use or decorate this handy piece!
Price: $150 plus shipping
Softcover children's book, Cinderella, 6-3/4 inches by 9 inches. Published by McLoughlin Bros. of New York City and date 1893. 10 pages long and illustrated with black and white drawings and richly colored lithographs. Written in pencil on the inside cover is "To Robert from Ellen." Very good condition with minor foxing on the front cover and a loose staple. What a perfect addition to this children's story lover!
Price: $65 free shipping
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