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. PLEASE LOOK FOR THE "UNDER $200" TAG AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE FOR AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO BEGIN AND/OR ADD TO YOUR COUNTRY PRIMITIVES COLLECTION!
Baseball Game Dart Board Excellent Norristown, PA painted pine and plywood Apex Dart baseball game board; early 20th c., with instruction sheet on verso; 34 inches by 33.5 inches
Price: $900 free shipping
Small walnut wall box $300.00 Excellent small walnut wall box with brass studs; late 19th century OHIO. Unusual size, excellent condition. 11" long by 7" wide by 3" deep.
Price: $325 free shipping
19th century small, pine, dome-lid, painted dresser box $825.00 Beautifully painted pine dome-lid dresser box, 19th c; retaining its original floral decoration on light blue ground, 3 inches by 4-1/8 inches. Excellent condition. Provenance: Witman Auctions, Manheim, PA, March 12, 2003; from the Ruth Bryson Collection
Price: $825 free shipping
Fraktur for Jesaias Wehry, b. 1848 $1,350.00 Excellent example from Mahantongo Township, PA, ink and watercolor fraktur birth certificate for Jesaias Wehry; b. 1848; 12 inches by 14.5 inches. See photos for extensive details.
Price: $1,350 free shipping
Hand-drawn and colored fraktur $1,700.00 Georg Friedrich Speyer: Southeastern Pennsylvania, active 1774-1801. Here is a vibrant, printed and hand-drawn and colored fraktur birth certificate for Abraham Schlimann. b 1797; Measures 13 inches by 15-3/4 inches. The vibrant colors make this an attractive piece. The only "flaw" is the penciled in portion at the top of the fraktur, as if someone had been scribbling on a scrap piece of paper. Of course, this could be erased with care ... For a similar example, see Pennsylvania German Fraktur of the Free Library of Philadelphia, fig. 294. Provenance: Bruce Shoemaker, June 8, 1999; from the Ruth Bryson Collection
Price: $1,700 free shipping
Denim-backed Penny Mat This colorful early 20th century penny mat measures 36” by 27-1/2” and would make a excellent contribution to an antique primitive collection. Imagine a bowl full of colorful stone fruit sitting on top of this mat! It is hand-stitched and machine-stitched to create a denim-backed mat with small 1-1/4” pennies inside 3-1/4” pennies, with the smaller ones placed throughout in between the larger pennies. There is some material deterioration and a few broken stitches here and there, but nothing that takes away from this beauty. This mat also has a skillful repair to a hole that once was in the center of the mat, and a few stitches to pennies to keep them attached. Such a fun and colorful piece! $275
Price: $275 plus shipping
Lot of 3 pieces of stone fruit: fig, lemon and plum -- all are in excellent condition! This lot is $145!
Price: $145 plus $10 shipping
If you like the look, this lot is for you. Purchased together, the price is a firm $485. All pieces of tin are mid-1800s with original, un-touched paint. Some pieces are in better condition than others. The cup shows the most paint loss. The crazing on the pretty tea caddy in otherwise excellent condition is due to an old applied varnish. The beautiful tray shows minimal paint loss, but has some misshapen areas around the hand--rolled edges. The syrup pitcher also shows vibrant paint but chipping to the black background. The stone fruit lemon is an early piece with great color and no chips.
Price: $485 plus $15 shipping
These tea caddies were actually purchased a year apart in different places. They are mid 1800s New England, with the larger of the two being in slightly better paint condition than the smaller, which measures 5.5" tall by 3" wide. Placing them together on this probably early 1900s braided mat that is in good condition with an early red stone fruit strawberry brightens them up and makes a nice showing. More photos available upon request. Lot price is $375.
Price: $375 plus $25 shipping
Early 1800s miniature buttocks basket in good condition; no weave loss, but a minor breakage of three to four strands on one side for the handle. Nevertheless, the basket is sturdy. The three miniature stone fruit are tiny minis and early: two oranges and a banana; excellent condition. One orange measures 1-1/4" and the other is 1". Each orange has a tiny metal stem. The banana measures 2.5" in length. No chips or breaks on these early pieces of stone fruit. Rare size and condition.
Price: $400 plus $15 shipping
It doesn't matter what time of year it is! This sweet, folk art, framed, "love wish" is perfect for any time of year when you love someone! This four-heart print is cut out and matted on dark purple velvet on wood; it is matted in period gilt, and surrounded by a walnut period frame. Dates most likely to late 1800s, early 1900s.
Price: $650 plus $15 shipping
This small oval pantry box with traces of green paint is different from most you might see because of its liberal use of nails and tacks! The box boasts a warm and mellow patina, plenty of square nails and is a desirable size such that it could be part of an oval stack OR stand alone. Measures almost 6" wide by 3-1/4" deep by 3" tall with lid. Clean, old, early 18th century box!
Price: $550 plus $20 shipping
Walnut Lollipop Wall Box with slide lid top. Simple nail construction. Unique size and unusual to have the sliding lid. New England, 19th Century. Measures 8.5" long by 6" wide by 4" deep
Price: $750 plus $20 shipping
Black-painted hog scraper candlestick holder. Measures 4" tall by 5.5" wide at the base. The pushup lever is stuck (but it looks good!). Probably early 19th century tin with original to very old black paint. Excellent condition and a wonderful addition for any primitive collection. First photo is taken with a flash. $65 plus $20 shipping
Price: $65 plus $20 shipping
Red-painted Tote/Utensil holder Late 1800s tote, original red paint. 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. This is one of the first antiques I ever purchased. I recently used it all summer for a table center piece, decorated with flowers. (Dimensions: 11" x 16" and 3" deep)
Price: $150 plus $25 shipping
Red and black wooden tote box Ca. 1820-1850, decorated in the swirled paint style often found in early Maine pieces. Found in Vermont, the carrier measures 8-1/4 inches by 12 inches by 5.5 inches. It is hand-carved and constructed, and it retains its original tiny square nails. The wear and patina on this piece are fantastic. Nothing has been done to alter the tote box. I currently use it to hold desk accessories.
Price: $125 plus $25 shipping
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