Nancy E Perna Antiques
I have been collecting antiques for 35 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 accept checks or PayPal. 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!
Wooden compote on pedestal. It is 11 3/8" in diameter and 8 1/4" tall. It is in very good condition with typical wear for it's age.
This bird tree was carved by Daniel Strawser in 1972 and was painted by his wife, Barbara. He was born and raised in south-central Pennsylvania and has been carving since 1968. This is one of his earlier carvings and is signed and dated on the bottom D - BS 72 PA. The tree is 15 inches high. There are 7 different birds on it. There is one repair to a broken branch beneath one of the bird's wire legs. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition.
Victorian pincushion made from seashells, probably a sailor's souvenir. There is a note on bottom that says "Hand Made" and also a sticker that says "1902." It is in excellent condition.
This is an unusual oval gathering basket with traces of original white paint. It is 17" long x 13 1/4" wide x 11 1/2" high. It has 2 wooden strips on the bottom as a base. The handle wraps all the way around the bottom of the basket. It is in good, sturdy condition.
Price: $125 - Free Shipping!
2 early velvet pears pincushions, 19th century. The one on the top has reddish- orange hues and is 4 1/4" long. There are 2 small repairs to the top. It is in a sturdy condition. The price is $75. The one on the bottom is 4 1/2" long and is a darker reddish-brown with a small early repair to top. It also has several pins in it. The condition is very good. The price is $125.
Price: $75-on top, $125-on bottom
Nice small size 7 1/4" stoneware jar with cobalt flowers around top. There is some crazing and in-the-firing pops and a few faint 1/4"hairlines on rim. There are no cracks.
3 1/2" oval wallpaper box with United States Journal New York newspaper, dated June 1, 1853, lining box and lid. The condition is very good.
6" diameter round wallpaper box. The top has some stains and there are some stitching repairs around lid and bottom. Otherwise, good condition.
Price: $75 - Free shipping!
19th century wooden doll cradle with nice cut-outs. It measures 18" long x 7" wide. There is an old repair to the top of the back piece, but it doesn't detract from it. It is also dovetailed.
Early jack-in-box with composition head and cloth shirt. The box is covered in paper decorated with cherries and green leaves. The bottom of the box is marked "Germany." It has the original latch. The original sale sticker is also on the bottom, which has the stores name and price of 50c on it. 5 1/2" high x 5" square. Excellent condition.
Early wooden slide-lid miniature candle box in original red paint with notched lid. Dimensions are 4" long x 1 7/8" wide x 1 7/8" high. It looks like it was carved from a single piece of wood. It is in very good condition with only a small sliver missing around top. I had it in my personal collection for many years.
Small woven basket with "God's Eye" ends and 2 red stripes. 7 inches in diameter and 7 inches high, including handle. Excellent condition.
Very early Dutch oil on canvas painting of sheep and shepherdess, signed "EVL". The gilt frame measures 11 3/4" x 9 3/4". The sight size is 6 1/2" x 4 1/4". On the back of canvas is some writing which I can't make out. See photos.
19th century Auguste Edouart silhouette of 2 gentlemen, Honorable James Hough and Mr. Patten, signed and dated," Auguste Edouart fait 1839." Conservation mounted in old, possibly original , gilt frame. 13 1/2" x 10 3/4".
19th century silhouette, 12" x 10 1/2", of the Honorable Solomon Muller, signed and dated, "Auguste Edouart fait 1839". It is in an old gilt frame, possibly original, and has been conservation mounted.
Here is a miniature Gaudy Welsh chamber pot, 3" in diameter and 2 1/2" high. It has a very tiny chip in the rim which is barely noticeable. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition.
Etruscan Majolica plate in the Maple Leaf pattern, circa 1880. This plate was made in Phoenixvile, PA, my home town, by the Griffin, Smith, and Hill Company. It has vibrant colored green leaves on a pink ground. It has the Etruscan Majolica insignia on the back. The plate measures 9" in diameter. It is in excellent condition.
ABC plate, 7" in diameter. There are 2 in-the-making pops on surface. Otherwise, excellent condition.
Watercolor on paper of young girl on oval insert in black frame. 5" x 4 3/8". Excellent condition.
19th century painting on Ivory of young child in gilt frame, with felt, 5'' x 5". Ivory insert is 2 1/2" in diameter. There are 2 faint hairlines in Ivory which have been professionally stabilized.
Here are 4 samplers from Chester County, PA. I couldn't get them all in one photo so I put them on 3 photos. They all came out of the same collection from Spring City, PA. They are dated from 1826 to 1835. They are in very good condition except one is harder to read because it has faded. I had a hard time photographing them because of the glare. If you need additional photos please let me know. They all were mounted and framed on the same size frames, 12 1/4" square.
Price: $895 Reduced!
This is a colorful miniature ceramic watering can, 3" tall. It is marked on the bottom "hand painted" with the letter "H", signed "Hokutosha, Made in Occupied Japan." Excellent condition!
Miniature coffee grinder nickel bank with drawer for nickel. It has "Daisy 867" on a black paper label on front. There is a date written on the side in pencil, Mar. 17 - 1907. Excellent condition.
Doll cupboard with attached mirror, 22 3/4" high, including mirror, 12 3/4" wide, 7" deep. It has 2 doors, one drawer, original glass mirror, white knobs, and a shelf inside. It was made of cigar boxes. Very good condition.
Miniature sampler, 5 1/4" x 4 1/2". This tiny sampler may have been a part of a longer sampler, since it only has letters A to O. It has been professionally mounted. A note written on back says "American 1810 - 40." Excellent condition.
Blue painted doll's chair, 13 1/4" high. Seat is 5 3/4" from floor. It appears the chair was originally painted blue and had a later cream paint which was scraped off. Some of the cream color is still there. It is very sturdy and in excellent condition.
3 Shaker boxes, sold separately. Smallest is 3 1/2"," E.V. Carter" in pencil written on top. The middle one has a red stain and is 4 1/2" and has a small piece of damage to bottom of lid. The largest one is 6 3/8" with a shaker nail attached to a note that says the nail is from a Shaker Community in Hancock, Massachusetts. Excellent condition.
Price: Smallest - $65, medium -SOLD, largest - $95
Silhouette of gentleman with pony tail in gilt frame. 5" x 6". Thymol- treated, de-acidified in a UV protected glass. Good condition with a few small tears.
Hollow-cut silhouette of young woman in gilt frame. There is a note on the back. " Elisabeth Raylman Search, 1810 - 1900, maternal great-grandmother." It is stamped " William C. Blood, Inc., 42 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA." There is some foxing and a few tears. 6 3/8" x 5 3/8".
I’m not quite sure what kind of bird this is , but to me it looks like a dove. The beak is kind of small. The bellows have been replaced as many of them get brittle over time. The squeaker works. It measures 4 1/2” x 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” high. Very good condition.
Price: $250 - Sale $195
Child-size duck-bill Windsor chair ca.1800-1820. Legs are mortised through seat. Rod-back and legs have bamboo turnings. It is 26 1/4" high. The seat is 12" from floor. It is in excellent, sturdy condition.
Squeak toy bird-on-branch with wire legs. Nest has 2 eggs. It does not squeak, but is in excellent condition. 3 14" x 2 1/4" x 4 1/2" high.
Miniature German cloth horse with great detail. Glass eyes. 3" long, 3" tall. Excellent condition.
Price: 150 - Sale $125
Pennsylvania redware pie plate, 7 inches diameter. Excellent condition - no chips or cracks. No repairs.
Miniature basket in original Spanish brown paint. 4 7/8"long, 3 1/4 wide. Excellent condition. This little basket would look great with miniature stone fruit or tiny velvet strawberries.
Price: 175 - Sale $150
Velvet rooster on wire legs, probably made in Lancaster County, PA, 19th century. It is nicely theorem- decorated with glass eyes. It is 4 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" long. One leg is a little loose but secure. It looks like it might have been glued at one time and the glue came loose. Otherwise, excellent condition.
2 darning samplers professionally mounted and framed together under one glass. Good condition.
Child’s “Punch” tea set by Charles Allerton & Sons England circa 1890. There are 17 pieces- a teapot, cream and sugar, waste bowl, 4 cups and saucers, and 4 plates. One cup and creamer have a faint hairline. Otherwise, excellent condition.
Price: 395 - Sale $325!!
Carved wooden folk art horse in dapple gray paint. There is a small piece of one foot missing. Horse is 10 1/2" tall and 12" long.
Lithographed Soap Circus Ark with original soap inside top. Marked "Made in Germany". Excellent condition.
Miniature copper bed warmer with wooden handle. Came from Mary Merritt's Doll Museum in PA. 9 1/2" long.
Price: $85, includes shipping
Small PA tole box with berries and green leaves on white ground. All original paint and decoration, with wear consistent with age. One hinge in back is broken, but it still opens nicely. 4" x 2 3/4"
PA tole box with red and green leaves. All original japanned paint,hasp and handle. Nice small size, 61/2" long, 3" deep. Some wear, mostly on bottom front and some on sides. Does not detract from the beauty or decoration.
Price: 295 - Sale $250!
Rooster candy container made of felt, feathers, lithographed cardboard, and wood. It is probably German. The condition is excellent.
Price: $150 - Reduced!
Rectangular wallpaper box with lid. 91/4 x 41/2 inches. Old U.S. newspaper on bottom. Wear to edges. Otherwise good condition.
Hand- made Nut head doll with hand-sewn dress, apron, slip and pantaloons. Straw hat with off-white trim. Small stain on apron. No tears. 7 1/2".
Lancaster county folk art rag doll. 13". Has hand sewn romper and black shoes, painted face and hair. She could use a good cleaning.
Price: 175 - Sale $150
Lidded sewing basket with multi-colored weavers. 6 inches in diameter. Excellent condition.
Price: Reduced! $50.
Painted slide-lid spice box in original dry bittersweet paint. 12 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches. Dovetailed and chamfered. Dovetails are little loose, but can easily be glued. Otherwise excellent condition.
19th century velvet carrot pincushion 11 inches, along with 20th century apple. Carrot has a few small repairs. Apple excellent condition.
Price: $295 for carrot, $95 for apple
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