Nancy E Perna Antiques

Nancy Perna | 118 Summit Drive Phoenixville, PA 19460 | 610-506-3857 |



I have been collecting antiques for 40 years. Living in Pennsylvania all my life I was exposed to wonderful things, and my collection has grown over the years. Several years ago I started selling antiques part-time. I participated in about 3 or 4 shows a year and had space in 2 antique shops in Lancaster County, PA. I took a break from selling for several years, and now I've decided to open an on-line shop at Dig Antiques. My interests include things from early childhood, folk art, americana, early smalls, etc. I prefer to be paid by check or money order, but will also take PayPal Friends and Family. PA residents add 6% sales tax. I charge shipping unless otherwise stated. I try to give a detailed description and condition on each item. If you need more pictures or have any questions you can call or e-mail me. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item within 3 days for a full refund minus shipping and insurance. Be sure to check all 3 photos on each item listed.

Tramp Art Comb Box

Antique folk art tramp art comb box ca.1900. Pennsylvania origin. Made from old cigar boxes. Horse heads, hearts, and trinkets attached with tiny nails. 11" x 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" deep. Very good condition. There are 2 age cracks on the back.

Price: $175

2023-Sep-05 11:31am EDT | Tags :

Red Riding Hood Bank

Here is a sweet little silver tin bank in the form of a basket with Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf on the top. There is a trap on the bottom but no key. It is marked DRGM and Made in Germany on the bottom.

Price: $125 Reduced $75!

2023-Sep-05 11:30am EDT | Tags :

Sailor's Seashell Shoe Pincushion

Sailor's seashell pincushion in the form of a shoe. The cushioned top lid lifts up to reveal a compartment for trinkets. There is a fishing scene on the back of the shoe. it is 6 inches long. No missing shells!

Price: $95 Reduced $75!

2023-Sep-05 11:30am EDT | Tags :

Hand-hewn Blue Trencher

Beautiful 19th c. hand-hewn trencher in original, early blue paint. 16 1/2" long x 9 1/2" wide x 3 1/2" tall. One end has a 2 inch chip, probably done in the making. It isn't noticeable on the painted side. Shows typical wear.

Price: SOLD

2023-Sep-05 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Early Red Trencher

Very early hand-hewn trencher in a beautiful red wash. 17 1/4" x 9 1/2" x 3 1/4" high. There is a small chip on one end. Otherwise, very nice early condition!

Price: $250 Reduced $200!

2023-Aug-18 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Miniature Toleware Basket

This beautiful small toleware basket measures 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" x 1 7/8" tall. On the underside there is the name of either the maker or the owner and the name of the town, Watertown, Mass. painted on it. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $95

2023-Aug-18 08:35am EDT | Tags :

Small "1837" Sampler

Small sampler in old/original frame. Signed and dated "Elizabeth Salt. 1837". 8 3/4" x 7 3/4". Excellent condition except for some scuffs on frame.

Price: $285

2023-Aug-14 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Tasting Spoon with Hearts

Carved and painted German or Scandinavian tasting spoon with hearts decoration. 7" long. Probably a wedding gift from groom to his bride.

Price: $95 sale $80!

2023-Aug-06 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Strawberry Fruit Bank

Large strawberry fruit bank. 5 1/2" long x 3 1/2" wide. Very good condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs.

Price: $195 Reduced $125!

2023-Jul-14 11:25am EDT | Tags :

Carved Wooden Ladle

Wooden ladle, 6 1/4" tall, with intricate, delicate carving in the handle. It is probably Scandinavian or German.

Price: $115 Reduced $75!

2023-Jul-14 09:58am EDT | Tags :

PA Tulip Butterprint

19th c. Pennsylvania tulip butterprint. 3 1/2" diameter x 3 3/4" tall, including handle. Excellent condition!

Price: $335

2023-Jul-10 10:00am EDT | Tags :

Small Carved Pantry Box

Here is a sweet, profusely carved pantry box with mostly pinwheels on top and sides and also other objects. It appears to have a deep red paint which has faded to a dark brown. It is sewn on the sides and has one finger on the lid. It has early tiny square nails. I believe it is either German or Scandinavian. 4 3/4" wide x 3" high. Very good condition with a small strip off the bottom of the lid, which doesn't detract from the beauty of the box.

Price: $395 Reduced $300!

2023-Jul-10 09:58am EDT | Tags :

Hinged Strawberry Butter Mold

Hinged wooden butter mold with strawberry and leaves carving. 10 1/4" x 5" x 2 1/2" thick. Excellent original condition!

Price: $195

2023-Jul-01 12:05pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature Wooden Bucket

Miniature wooden bucket carved from a single piece of wood. Amish origin. The name "MILLER" is carved on the bucket. 2 1/4" tall x 1 3/4" wide. Excellent condition!

Price: $175

2023-Jun-24 10:29am EDT | Tags :

Small Fluffy Ram

Here is a very nice fluffy ram with horns on stick legs. It has a ribbon with a bell around it's neck. Glass eyes. 4" long x 4" tall. The fur is a little worn and dirty and one back leg is a little loose. All original.

Price: $145

2023-Jun-10 11:32am EDT | Tags :

19thc. Springerle Board

19thc. wooden Springerle cookie board with 6 different carved images. German or PA Dutch. 7 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 3/4" thick. It has a hook for hanging. Excellent condition.

Price: $115 Reduced $90

2023-Jun-01 10:28am EDT | Tags :

Early Carved Cookie Board

Long (26 3/4") German or Pennsylvania Dutch cookie board with 16 carved images of people, animals, plants, and windmill. It is 5" wide and 1" thick. There is a hook for hanging and a 5" crack at the top. I used 2 photos to show the images up close.

Price: $150 Reduced $100!

2023-Jun-01 10:28am EDT | Tags :

Wooden Breadboard and Knife

Here is a beautiful maple carved wooden breadboard along with a tiger maple knife. Both pieces have "Bread" carved on them. The knife is signed Sheffield on the blade. There is a small burn mark on the back edge of the board.

Price: Sale Pending!

2023-Jun-01 10:28am EDT | Tags :

Wooden Clothes Brush Signed and Dated

Very unusual wooden clothes brush signed and dated 184? I can't quite make out the last number in the date. It is signed, but the first name is rubbed out. The last name looks like" Schtenile". The brush is curved, and on the bristle side there are light and dark bristles forming the letters YZARDO, but the last 2 letters could be something else. It is 7 7/8" long.

Price: $140 reduced $100

2023-Jun-01 10:28am EDT | Tags :

Walnut Burl Bowl

Walnut burl bowl, early 19th century. It has its original dry, smooth surface. It measures 7 1/4" x 7" x 2 3/4" high, out of round. It's in excellent condition with normal age wear.

Price: $450 Reduced $350!

2023-Jun-01 10:27am EDT | Tags :

Taghkanic Basket w/Swing Handle

19th c. swing-handled Taghkanic basket from upstate New York. 10 3/4" x 10 1/4" x 6 1/2"tall. These baskets are highly sought-after because of their sturdy construction and workmanship. This basket is in very good condition with only one broken splint on the rim. which is hardly noticeable. The handles have a few cracks in them but are very sturdy. More photos available.

Price: $375 Reduced $275!

2023-Jun-01 10:27am EDT | Tags :

Double-Sided Butterprint

Double-sided butter print, 3 3/8" wide. It appears that the carving may be of tulips, or they may be something else. It is in excellent condition!

Price: $100 reduced $70

2023-Jun-01 10:27am EDT | Tags :

Early Iron Heart Tool

Here is a very unusual early iron heart on the end of a long iron hanging rod. It appears to be a fireplace tool that might have been used for making biscuits. I believe it to be early 1800's. It measures 17" long. I have never seen one of these before.

Price: $250 Reduced $175!

2023-Jun-01 10:27am EDT | Tags :

Miniature Toleware Bucket and Sprinkling Can

Miniature painted tole bucket and sprinkling can. Original paint and condition. The bucket is 3" tall, not including the swing handle. The sprinkling can is 4 1/2" tall. Both are in excellent condition with typical wear. Late 19th, early 20th century.

Price: $175 Reduced $145!

2023-Jun-01 10:26am EDT | Tags :

Bird Butter Print

Unusual bird-on-branch butter print with stars. It appears there is a dark stain on it or else it is the type of wood used. It is 3 1/4" wide and 3 1/4" deep including the handle. Excellent condition.

Price: $145

2023-Apr-08 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Small "Striper" Creampot

This stoneware "striper" is 6 1/2" tall and 6" wide at the top. The nice small size makes this more desirable. It was made in western Pennsylvania. The condition is excellent except for a few tiny "in-the-making" pops and an "in-the-making" gouge on the bottom which cannot be seen when displayed.

Price: $600

2023-Mar-27 11:00am EDT | Tags :

Chippendale Document Box

19th c. Chippendale dovetailed document box in original grain painted decoration. It has a brass handle and lock with original key. It is 9" long x 6" wide X 4 1/2" tall. A beautiful box!

Price: $450

2023-Feb-15 10:00am EST | Tags :

Grain Paint-decorated Oval Shaker Box

19th c. oval Shaker box in original brown grain painted surface with gold swirls around the edge of the lid and along the bottom of the box. It measures 6 1/8" wide by 4 1/2" high. It is in excellent condition!

Price: $250

2023-Feb-01 10:03am EST | Tags :

George Brown Tin Canister

19th century tin canister with "A Present" stenciled on the front. There is some wear, and the side seam is separated a little at the top. This does not affect the lid that fits on top. It measures 3 1/2" wide and 3 1/4" tall. A nice early tin piece!

Price: $75

2022-Nov-28 09:59am EST | Tags :

Swing Handle Basket

Here is a beautiful early swing-handle basket. It has a double-wrapped rim, kicked-up bottom, and early square nails on the wooden handle, which is attached to wooden loops on each end. The basket is in excellent condition with no breaks. There are a few small dark stains as shown on the photos - nothing significant. The basket measures 12" across and 8 3/4" high, not including the handle.

Price: $200

2022-Nov-02 10:02am EDT | Tags :

Rainbow Spatterware Plate

Large Rainbow Spatterware plate 10 1/2" diameter. There are 3 small barely visible light stains. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. No chips cracks, or repairs. The white spots are from glare.

Price: $200

2022-May-05 09:07am EDT | Tags :

Rooster and Chicks Squeaker

Squeak toy chickens and yard. When door opens rooster emerges. Squeaker works, but is very faint. There are 2 chickens, one on either side of rooster house. Stamped "Germany." Excellent condition.

Price: $115

2022-Mar-12 11:00am EST | Tags :

19th Century Miniature Trinket Box

This is a miniature size (4"w x 2 3/4"h) wooden continental dome lid trinket box made for the American market. It is decorated in polychrome paint with houses and trees. It is all original, including hasp and hinges. The condition is excellent with typical wear to some surface areas.

Price: $375

2021-Jan-17 10:24am EST | Tags :

Etruscan Majolica Cake Stand

This cake stand was made in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, my home town, by the Griffen, Smith, and Hill Company between 1879 and 1889. They were noted for their beautiful Majolica pottery. This cake stand is in the Maple Leaf pattern. It measures 9 1/4" wide and 5 1/4" high. There is a stamp of GSH, the logo for the company, on the bottom. It is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.

Price: $95

2020-Apr-19 01:46pm EDT | Tags :

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