Nancy E Perna Antiques

Nancy Perna | 118 Summit Drive Phoenixville, PA 19460 | 610-506-3857 | nancyperna@comcast.net

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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!


8 1/2" Milliner's Model Doll

Here is an 8 1/2" papier mache shoulder head milliner's doll with an unusual hairdo. She has a leather body with wooden arms, hands and legs. Her hairdo has long curls on the sides and a bun in the back.She is wearing an old, hand-sewn dress, pantaloons and a slip. She has black painted shoes. When I bought the doll 20 years ago, the leather body was in bad shape, with sawdust leaking out, so I had the body professionally replaced. It has the original red bands around the arms and legs.

Price: $225

2020-Mar-07 07:57am EST | Tags :

3 PA Redware Pie Plates

These 3 small redware pie plates are Pennsylvania origin. One of them is 6 3/4" in diameter and the other two are both 6 1/4" in diameter. The large one is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. One of the smaller ones has an edge chip, as seen in the photograph, and the other one is in excellent condition except for a small glaze rub in center. I am selling all three together.

Price: $110

2020-Mar-07 07:48am EST | Tags :

Political Carvings

Here is a great pair of a carved donkey and elephant representing the Democratic and Republican political parties. They were carved and polychrome painted in 1931 by Fred Hull of North Carolina. They are both 4 1/2” tall. Included is a copy of a newspaper article with his obituary and information about his life. They are both initialed "FH" and dated '31. More photos are available if needed.

Price: $950

2020-Feb-27 08:20am EST | Tags :

Game Board

Here is a 19th century New England game board painted in vibrant red, black, and gold with a green border. It is signed on the back with initials JED. It is in very good condition and measures 13” x 12” and is 1 inch thick.

Price: $250

2020-Feb-24 09:41am EST | Tags :

Dressed Velvet Rabbit

This early velvet rabbit is 9 1/2" tall and is wearing his original clothes which are sewn on. He has shoe-button eyes and a stitched nose. He is in slightly worn very good condition.

Price: $125 free shipping

2020-Feb-23 01:29pm EST | Tags :

Early Steiff Bunny

This early Steiff bunny has his original button in his ear and has glass eyes. He is 7 inches long. His head is moveable and can be turned. He is worn a little on his feet and his fur is thin in areas. One can tell that he was well-loved and played with. There are no repairs on him.

Price: $225 Free Shipping

2020-Feb-23 01:03pm EST | Tags :

Large Velvet Carrot Pincushion

This 19th century velvet carrot is 11 inches long. It is excelsior hard- stuffed and shows typical shading. It is in very good condition. There are a few repairs which are mostly along the seam. The other one is in one of the photos. There are also some pin holes which are typical.

Price: $135 Free Shipping!

2020-Feb-04 08:43am EST | Tags :

Large Blue Bowl

Here is a 19th century wooden bowl with wonderful old indigo blue paint. You can see traces of an early red wash under the blue paint. There is a natural patina on the inside. The bowl is thick wood and heavy with no cracks or splits and a nice wide band around the top. It is out-of-round by 1 1/4 inches. The dimensions are 17 1/4" x 16" x 5 1/4" tall.

Price: $575

2020-Feb-02 12:22pm EST | Tags :

Early Painted Cloth Doll

Here is an early oil painted cloth doll with jointed shoulders and hips. She is 19” tall. She is wearing a nice blue cotton dress with a white apron. She wears a slip with laced-trimmed pantaloons and black shoes with red, brown, blue and white striped socks. She has painted facial features which have faded and a seam around her face and back of head. She sits very nicely.

Price: SOLD

2020-Jan-30 08:46am EST | Tags :

Miniature Slide-lid Candlebox

This tiny carved and painted red candlebox is only 4 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 1 3/4 inches high. It appears to be carved from one piece of wood. There is a carved notch and chamfered ends on the slide lid top. It is in excellent condition for it's age. The paint is original and early!

Price: $395 Free Shipping

2020-Jan-25 01:59pm EST | Tags :

Oval Wallpaper Box

This 19th Century wallpaper box has a nice oval form in a nice small size. It is 6 1/2" long by 4 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" high. It was made in Lebanon County, PA and has a German language newspaper on the bottom. The condition is very good with minimal wear from use.

Price: $325 Free Shipping

2020-Jan-25 01:45pm EST | Tags :

Painted Spice Box

This all-original bittersweet painted slide-lid spice box was made in the early 19th century. It has dovetailed construction. The inside has wooden dividers to separate the contents. It is 12 1/4" x 8" x 3 3/8" high. The condition is excellent with a separation crack on the bottom from wood shrinkage.

Price: $450

2020-Jan-22 03:57pm EST | Tags :

Silhouette of Gentleman

Here is a 19th century silhouette of a gentleman with a ponytail. It has a beautiful gilt frame and has been preserved under UV glass and de-acidified and thymol treated. It measures 6'' x 5" including the frame.

Price: $75 Free Shipping!

2020-Jan-19 02:54pm EST | Tags :

Doll- Size Empire Chest

This is a 19th century doll- size Empire chest in original swirl paint decoration. It has its original knobs and tiny square nail construction. It is 10 5/8" high x 9 1/4" wide x 5" deep.

Price: $545

2020-Jan-19 02:29pm EST | Tags :

Yellow Painted Bowl

This early out-of-round yellow wooden bowl is 10 1/8” x 9 1/8” x 2 1/8” high. It retains the old original butterscotch yellow milk paint. It has very nice turnings and a slightly raised bottom with a nice turned border. The condition is excellent.

Price: $350 Free Shipping

2020-Jan-03 09:24am EST | Tags :

Folk Art Rag Doll

This great little folk art rag doll is 9 1/2" tall, including the hat. She has a stitched mouth and eyes and a sculpted nose. All the clothes are hand stitched and sewn onto the doll. Her wig is also stitched on. There is a slip and pantaloons under her skirt. She is hard stuffed.

Price: $195 Free Shipping!

2019-Nov-21 02:00pm EST | Tags :

American Sampler

This American folky sampler is stitched on linen and dated 1849 by Ann Brown. It has a house, letters, alphabet, bird, and dogs. It was placed in a nice gilt frame and has a cardboard back. It is 11" x 9".

Price: $320 Free Shipping!

2019-Nov-21 01:50pm EST | Tags :

Goat Candy Container

Here is an unusual cotton batting goat candy container with glass eyes. It has a removable head. It measures 5 3/4" long and is 4 1/2" high. There is an old re-glue to one back leg.

Price: $150 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-21 06:31am EST | Tags :

Blue Wooden Bowl

Here is a beautiful 19th century blue wooden bowl in original blue paint. It has a nice wide rim and a slightly raised base. It is out of round and measures 10" x 11" x 2 1/4" high. It has typical wear with age. No cracks.

Price: $325 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-21 06:06am EST | Tags :

2 Mini Tin Items

One of these items is a tiny skill toy of two cats and a silver mouse which you move around and try to get it into the mousetrap. The other tim item is a miniature soap dish with a black boy in the center. Both pieces are very unusual. The cat toy is $50 Free Shipping. Soap dish was sold.

Price: $50 for toy. Soap dish Sold

2019-Nov-10 10:30am EST | Tags :

German Hess Penny Toy Train

This little Hess penny toy train is marked 100, J.L.H. The engine is 4" long and each car is 2 1/4" long. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $125 free ship!

2019-Nov-10 10:11am EST | Tags :

18th Century Candle Snuffer

Here is an 18th Century iron candle snuffer with original early nail hinge. It is 6 inches long and in all original condition.

Price: $50 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-09 09:12am EST | Tags :

Wooden Shoe Pincushion

Here is an early painted wooden shoe pincushion with heel. It has some gold decoration representing the buttons and clasps. It's in very good condition.

Price: $70 Free Shipping

2019-Nov-09 09:04am EST | Tags :

German Christening Box

Here is a small box (4 3/4" x 3 1/4") containing a tiny wax baby lying on a beautiful voile bed trimmed in gold Dresden and tiny roses. Inside the envelope, which is attached to the back, is a German manuscript with the baby's name, dated 1895.

Price: $95

2019-Oct-13 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Horse on Platform

Here is a felt covered pull-toy dapple gray horse on a red wheeled platform. It has glass eyes, a rabbit fur mane, and leather and dresden trim. The bottom is marked "Germany" as shown on the last photo. It measures 11" long and 10 1/4" high. It is in excellent condition.

Price: $395

2019-Oct-04 12:21pm EDT | Tags :

Early Shaker Box

This Shaker box is late 18th early 19th century. It has early rosehead nails and square tacks. There are 3 fingers and a nice patina on it. It measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 3 3/4" high. The condition is excellent with only a slight separation where the bottom nail is.

Price: $295 Free Shipping

2019-Sep-15 06:34pm EDT | Tags :

Early Greiner Doll Dress

This early Greiner or paper mache doll dress is very finely hand-stitched. It would fit a large doll or small child. It is 19" long, 10" across waist, and 11" from sleeve to sleeve across the shoulder. It has a row of fabric-covered buttons down the back. The dress is made of cotton and has a brown print on a cream ground. There is some fading, especially on the top front. There are a few tiny holes in the back on the skirt which are barely noticeable with the pleats. The dress is in very good, sturdy condition.

Price: $75

2019-Jul-28 12:25pm EDT | Tags :

Doll Skirt and Top

This doll skirt and top is made of a silk brocade fabric with accordian pleats and trimmed with red and green flowers with blue accents. It also includes an apron which is also pleated. This set would fit a small doll about 10-12 inches tall. The skirt is 6 1/2" long. The waist is 3" across the front. The top is 3 1/2" long, 2 1/2" across the shoulders. Both the top and skirt are lined.

Price: $65

2019-Jul-27 07:35pm EDT | Tags :

Red Print Doll Dress

This cotton toile print doll dress is all hand-stitched with 3 red buttons in front and lace around the sleeves and neck. It is 14 1/2" long, 5" shoulder to shoulder, and 7" across the front of waist. There are a few areas on dress which are a little darkened and an area on the bodice that is a little faded. Otherwise, the dress is in good condition.

Price: $75

2019-Jul-23 01:19pm EDT | Tags :

Stoneware Lid

This brushed cobalt crock lid is 8 3/4" in diameter. It is in excellent condition with only 2 minor chips to the underside rim on back. It is very unusual to find a lid in such good condition!

Price: $195

2019-Jun-09 09:25am EDT | Tags :

Red Painted Basket

Here is a nice early splint egg basket in early red paint. I don’t believe the paint is as old as the basket, but it is old. The basket measures about 9 1/2” long and 7” wide and 8” tall, including the handle. There are a few minor breaks which don’t detract from the beauty of the basket.

Price: $200

2019-May-28 01:32pm EDT | Tags :

Early Sand Pail

This very graphic, colorful sand pail is 8 inches tall to top of pail and 12 inches to top of handle. It is 8 inches in diameter at the top. The characters include Mickey Mouse, Felix, a frog, bird, boats, an ark and an airplane. It is marked TC Made in USA. The condition is excellent! The shadow on the photo makes it look like it is dented, but it is not.

Price: $425

2019-Apr-06 01:57pm EDT | Tags :

Merrythought Teddy Bear

This Merrythought bear was made in England between 1920 - 1930. He is 16" tall and has the original label on his foot. He is swivel jointed at the head, arms, and legs. He shows typical wear and his squeaker doesn't work.

Price: $195

2019-Apr-02 06:48pm EDT | Tags :

Miniature horse

Miniature German cloth horse with great detail. Glass eyes. 3" long, 3" tall. Excellent condition.

Price: 150 Free Shipping!

2017-Oct-07 06:53am EDT | Tags :

Child’s Tea Set

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: $250

2017-Oct-05 01:10pm EDT | Tags :

Wooden horse

Carved wooden folk art horse in dapple gray paint. There is a small piece of one foot missing which doesn't affect his stance. Horse is 10 1/2" tall and 12" long.

Price: SOLD

2017-Oct-05 12:52pm EDT | Tags :


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