Connecticut Yankee Antiques

Donna Downes | 2371 Berkley Ave., Berkley, MI 48072 | 248-548-2873 |



I have been in the antiques business since 1982, am originally from Connecticut and now living in Michigan. My first love is Americana and country smalls and sell at Midwest shows and sometimes on ebay under ID ctyankee6. I travel to New England twice a year for choice antiques. I want you to be pleased with your purchase so additional photos of items upon request (prices below do not include shipping) I ship Priority Mail insured (USA sales only). I do offer returns within 3 days of receipt. Please email me first. I do not refund shipping costs. Michigan residents add 6% sales tax, or provide MI tax number. I accept checks (must hold until clear), money orders or Paypal (preferred). All offers considered. Thank you for visiting!!

Ives Clockwork Juba Dancers Toy / Circa Late 1800s

Offering a clockwork toy from my collection. I purchased this from another collection about 20 years ago. Ives Company of Bridgeport, CT, circa 1880's. Two wooden figures with porcelain hands and feet (one hand missing) do a jig when wound. All original clothes. Clean brass works with key. It always worked when I showed my granddaughters but needs tweaking now; easy fix I'm sure. Hard to find in this excellent condition.

Price: $950 plus $25 shipping

2020-Jul-12 01:08pm EDT | Tags :

Old Ringling Bros Show Poster

Offering a very old poster affixed to a thin board. Wonderful graphics of tumbling clowns. Hanging wire on the back. There is a piece of paper on the back, glued in the corners covering ??. Poster has darkened but SO fun!

Price: $45.00

2020-Jul-12 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Small Canted Apple Tray

Offering a small natural surface apple tray with canted sides and great size. 8" x 8-1/2" at the top x 2-1/2" tall. It is walnut with nailed bottom construction. Fillers in first photos not included.

Price: 58.00 Sale Pending

2020-Jul-12 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Two Iron Keys with Original Ring

Offering early keys, measuring 6" and 7" on their original 3-1/8" ring. They date to late 1700's to early 1800's.

Price: 35.00 Free Shipping

2020-Jul-12 12:00pm EDT | Tags :


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2020-Jul-11 04:05pm EDT | Tags :

World's Longest Rolling Pin

Offering a slim rolling pin that is 29-1/2" long! It is the longest I've ever seen. Little button ends and great old patina.

Price: $58.00

2020-Jul-11 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Labeled Firkin in Salmon Paint

Offering a small firkin with its original label for Strawberries in original salmon paint. Excellent condition with minor paint wear and some roughness in one area of the side of top. 7-1/2" diameter top x 7-1/2" tall. Original bale handle.

Price: 165.00 Sale Pending

2020-Jul-11 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Small Period Candle Box in Original Red Paint

Offering an early candle box in best red paint. It is iron brad nailed construction with a little brass pull on the top. 9" x 4" x 4".

Price: $75.00

2020-Jul-10 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Large Gathering Basket in Bittersweet Paint

Offering a basket perfect for a waste paper basket. Never had handles. Best is condition and paint! No breaks other than one small piece on rim. Best bittersweet paint both inside and out. 12" diameter at the top x 11" tall. Beautiful construction.

Price: $95.00

2020-Jul-09 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Lovely Framed Oil on Board Fruit Painting

Offering a stunning painting of fruit executed in a modernistic style but dating to mid 1900's. It is unsigned. Painted on academy board and framed. The frame has blemishes and could use a cleaning. 22-1/2" x 17".

Price: $45.00

2020-Jul-02 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Little Brass Skaters Lantern

Offering a skaters lantern in excellent clean condition with no cracks or chips in the glass.

Price: SOLD!

2020-Jun-28 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

American Rough-Hewn Wooden Trencher

Offering a hand-made trencher with NO varnish only raw wood. Great carving marks! NO cracks or hairlines. 21-1/4" x 8-3/4". Not an import. Primitive at its best!

Price: $95.00

2020-Jun-26 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Frontier Powder Horn

Offering an early powder horn with turned wooden end and wonderfully carved other end. No little plug but easily replaceable. 11" long.

Price: 58.00 Free Shipping

2020-Jun-25 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Long Turned Handle Broom

Offering a 27" long whisk-style broom with nice turned handle and wired. Hanging hole.

Price: $45.00

2020-Jun-24 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Two Spongeware Pcs / Blue Pitcher & Red Wing Bowl

Offering to pieces of spongeware. First, Nice blue and white pitcher with bulbous shape. 8-1/2" tall. One tight hairline on one side. Second, a Red Wing Bowl in blue and orange sponge. No damage. &' x 4" tall.

Price: 25.00 Each & Shipping

2020-Jun-14 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Simple Iron Hogscraper Candlestick

Offering an iron hogscraper candlestick. It never had a chair hook and is missing its riser. 7" tall. Dates to mid 1800's. Free Shipping!!

Price: 25.00 Free Shipping

2020-Jun-09 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

A.P Donaghho Parkersburg WV Canner Crock

Offering a 9-3/4" tall canner or wax sealer made by Donaghho of West Virginia. No hairlines or cracks.

Price: SOLD!

2020-Jun-08 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Small & Early Pantry Box

Offering a 5-3/4" round pantry box with delightful color. Pegged and irregular iron nailed construction. Imprinted letter B on the bottom. Oak sides and maple top/bottom.

Price: 75.00 Sale Pending

2020-Jun-07 12:05pm EDT | Tags :

Little Maple Syrup Brass Pail 1861 Patent

Offering a small brass pail with original surface and iron handle. It is marked on the bottom, HIRAM (HAYDEN), WATER(BURY) CONN. PATENT _____61. The Meriden and Waterbury areas of Connecticut were known for brass fabrication in the mid 1800's. Measures only 7-1/4" diameter at the top x 4-1/2" tall.

Price: $65.00

2020-Jun-06 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Pennsylvania Redware Cream Jar

Offering a redware jar with no glaze on the outside and Albany glaze on the inside. No chips or cracks. Great size for woodenware utensils. 6-1/2" diameter at the top x 6-1/4" tall. (woodenware shown is available in a separate listing).

Price: $45.00

2020-Jun-04 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

1782 Revolutionary War Pay Voucher Connecticut

Offering a State of Connecticut pay chit for Capt. James Robbins for nine shillings and four pence. Signed by four Committee men. Dated March 8, 1782. Signed and info on back also. Comes in a glass and cardboard flat showcase. Free Shipping

Price: 58.00 Free Shipping

2020-Jun-04 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Pewter Inkwell

Offering a small pewter inkwell dating to the mid 1800's. It has its original porcelain cup for ink. Comes with a pheasant feather.

Price: SOLD!

2020-May-27 12:15pm EDT | Tags :

Hand Carved Twisted Wood Cane

Offering a cool cane, natural surface (never varnished) and great hand carved head. Sometimes called a Shillelagh. 39" long.

Price: $35.00

2020-May-13 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Instant Collection of Three 12 Tube Candle Molds

Offering three candle molds, all 12 tubes but very different configurations. Two 10" and one 8". No damage, just normal wear. Handles tight and nice dark patina. Instant Collection!

Price: $155.00

2020-May-06 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

Tin Whale Oil Lamp

Offering an early piece of lighting with nice patina. It is missing the insert for wicks. 6-1/2" diameter pan and 7" tall.

Price: $35.00

2020-Apr-14 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

1800's PA Redware Dish

Offering a mid 1800's redware dish from PA. It measures 9-1/4" diameter x 1-1/4" deep. NO cracks or chips. Some glaze missing from use. Nice pumpkin color!

Price: $45.00

2020-Apr-06 01:00pm EDT | Tags :

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