Lynne Nelson Antiques
I have been buying and selling 18th and 19th century country antiques for approximately 35 years concentrating in early paint, iron, lighting, and items to be found in the early kitchen. For the past several years I have shown in the Nan Gurley antique shows.
This nice spice/apothecary chest of 24 drawers is most likely German (since the spice names (raised under paint) are in German i.e. sel. The chest is in the original or at least very early apple green paint. It has 24 drawers in all, 4 larger drawers down each side and 8 smaller ones down the center. The chest is 22 inches tall, 19 inches wide and 6 inches deep. It can be hung. This chest is in good used condition with some areas of paint wear. The back is original. Shipping will be approx. $50 or free pickup in Lancaster or Sturbridge MA.
Here is what I believe is an old letter box (based on its lift top and single bottom drawer. It is painted in shades of mustard yellow with stylized flowers and smoke design. The top flips open with metal hinges . The drawer frame is inside the box. The knobs I am sure are replacements. nails are square and the ends butt joined. It is in very good used condition.
Here is a wonderful 19th C tombstone back blue wallbox. It has an old hanging hole in the tombstone. It's butt end sides are fastened with old T Nails. The first picture is taken atop the spice cabinet so that you can better see the color. This wall box came from a private collection in MAl. It measures 10 1/2 inches (back). The sides measure 5 1/2 inches high. It is 5 1/2 inches deep, 9 inches from front to back and 10 3/4 inches across the front. It is in good used condition with no breaks. The bottom 1 inch shows some blue to green coloration probably from sitting in the sun.
This nice small 3 inch tall by 4 inch top diameter can be used as either a small bowl or a master salt. It is in good well used condition with no cracks or splits. It sits on a nearly 1/2 inch base.
This beautiful birdseye burl mortar is 6 1/2 inches tall and it has a 3 1/2 inch top diameter. It is in good condition except for a small nick on the top edge and a crack down the side which is closed and stops inside and out about 1 inch from the base. It is very stable.
This nice salmon painted firkin is in very good condition. It stands 12 inches tall and has an 11 inch diameter. The firkin has three bands on the body of the firkin and another on the lid all nice and tight. It is very clean on the inside and has normal wear on the outside.
Price: $265 + shipping
This is an old chest of drawers probably used to store spices. It is finished on the front in a dark walnut stain and on the top and sides with a lighter stain, This old 9 drawer spice cupboard or chest has the original knobs which are metal but they look and feel like wood, ( I used a magnet to find that they were indeed metal). and the two large drawers on the bottom have locks with key eustcheons (no keys). There are 4 smaller drawers across the top then three medium sized drawers in the middle. The chest measures 19 inches across the front 5 inches from front to back and 10 inches high. It is in very good used condition, The drawer edges have been glued together and dovetailed at the bottom and top. There is no back to this chest. Please email me for more pictures. I believe this piece is dated around the last of the 19th c to early 20th c.(the items atop the chest are decorations and not for sale.
Price: $195 NEW SALE PRICE
Here is a nice oak splint table or storage basket circa late 19th c made with a double wrap around the rim. It has a rectangular base and oval top, The bottom is in a checkerboard pattern. This basket has traces of orange or bittersweet paint. This basket or one just like it can be seen in "the Basket Book" by Don & Carol Raycraft page 54. The basket is in excellent condition. It was obtained from a private collection in NH. It is 8 1/2" wide, nearly 12 inches long and it stands 3 inches high. It is a good sturdy basket,
Huge 17 inch out of round 19th C painted maple dough bowl in original paint, This bowl stands 5 1/2 inches at its high point and 5 inches at the low. This is a beautiful bowl in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.
Price: SALE $395
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