Connecticut Yankee Antiques

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

Hi: I have been in the antiques business since 1982 and am originally from Connecticut and now living in Michigan. My first love is Americana and country smalls and sell at Midwest shows and 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 at or call, Home - (248) 548-2873 or Cell – 734-748-3551. 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). Thank you for visiting!!

Folky Tin Flagpole Topper on Stand, Early & Simple

At one time this graced a flagpole. It is simply made and looks super on this little iron stand. Best "guesstimate" is 50 years old. It is 15" tall.

Price: SOLD!!

2018-Feb-19 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Early 1700's Free Blown Onion Bottle

This onion bottle dates to the Colonial period and is a dark olive green. It has an applied ring around the crude lip and a rough pontil with kick-up bottom. Measures 5-1/4" diameter at the bottom x 7-1/8" tall. No cracks but one spider on one side and lots of horizontal scratches from age.

Price: $165.00

2018-Feb-18 12:00am EST | Tags :

Two Large Tin Heart Cake Molds / Cookie Cutters?

These two hearts are made of tin and are clean with great patina. Both edges are rolled so I doubt they were cutters. Larger one measures 6-3/4" wide x 7" tall x 1-3/4" deep. The smaller one 5-1/4" wide x 5" tall x 1-3/4" deep. Selling together.

Price: $45.00

2018-Feb-17 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Sweet Little Oil Painting on Board / Dated 1913

This little oil painting is on academy board and in its original gold frame. It is dated on the back 1913 and has all sorts of interesting notations on the back. It looks like it originated in Germany (faded red label) and ended up in California. It measures 9-1/2" wide x 7" tall.

Price: $65.00

2018-Feb-15 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Circa 1878 Oval Pantry Box in Blue Over Blue Paint

This little pantry box is signed on the underside of the top, "Present to Nellie M. Taber by her Grandfather Eli Morton? March 26th 1878". It is pegged and fingers are held by irregular iron nails. The paint is a robin egg blue over a darker blue, neither are new. The box measures 5-1/4" wide x 4" x 2-1/8" tall. Found in MA.

Price: $145.00

2018-Feb-13 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Cute Little Twig Log Cabin

This little log cabin is handmade and probably around 30-40 years old. It has twig sides, wooden roof, door and bottom. The bottom has oxidized nicely. It has touches of silver on the twig (probably to mimic snow), silver roof and burgundy chimney. It measures 5" x 5" x 7-1/2" tall. The condition is clean and structurally strong. There are a few log tips that have split. Adorable!

Price: $35.00

2018-Feb-12 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Sweet & Small Turned Chop or Dough Bowl

This smaller bowl is delightfully out-of-round from natural shrinkage. It has its natural oxidized surface on the outside (turnings showing) and scrubbed surface inside. It has a nice little rim. NO cracks or hairlines. It measures 12" x 12-5/8" at the top x approximately 3" tall.

Price: $40.00

2018-Feb-11 01:22pm EST | Tags :

Long Clay Tavern Pipe

This unused clay pipe is probably English and is perfect for your pipe or wall box. It measures 11-1/8" long. These were furnished in taverns. When the customer left, the stem was broken off and then reused by the next customer. Free First Class shipping.

Price: $24.00

2018-Feb-11 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Barn-Found Wooden Bucket with Buttonhole Bands

This was found in a Connecticut barn although it is very clean. The staves are tight. The wooden bands have what they call buttonhole because they are intertwined. There are two bands at the bottom and only one at the top leading me to believe one is missing there (lighter color beneath). Measures 11" diameter x 8-1/2" tall. The uses are endless!

Price: $75.00

2018-Feb-08 12:59pm EST | Tags :

Small Counter Top Scale with Weights & Brass Tray

I believe this little scale is made by Fairbanks but not sure. It has a stenciled number which looks like 015. It has its brass scoop/tray and four weighs, 2,4 and 8 oz and 1 lb. It measures approximately 10" x 5" x 3-1/2" tall. It weighs 5 lbs unpacked.

Price: $50.00

2018-Feb-07 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Service for Four Bone Handled Knives & Forks

This matched set of cutlery dates to the mid 1800's They are steel with bone handles. The forks have 3 tines. No cracks in handles. One fork has a slightly bent tine. 8-7/8" and 7-1/8" lengths. No indication of maker.

Price: $45.00

2018-Feb-06 12:01pm EST | Tags :

1865 Handwritten Mortgage on Vellum

This early mortgage is dated 1865 and is all handwritten. The three people involved signed it inside and their signatures have wax seals. Open it measures 27-1/2" X 25-1/2". Closed it measures 11" x 8-1/2". Condition is as expected, dirty on the edges, yellowed and one ripped hole in the center (done decades or more ago). Fabulous on an antique desk with inkwell and glasses set on top.

Price: 65.00 Free Envelope shipping

2018-Feb-06 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Folky Wooden Decoy

This is a solid wood working decoy and has a weight on the bottom as well as a nailed piece of leather. It has old black paint with some chipping on the back. It has a great folk art look. Measures 12" long x 6" tall.

Price: $45.00

2018-Feb-02 05:01pm EST | Tags :

Little Lacqured Leather Snuff Box

This little box was used for snuff. It dates to the early to mid 1800's. It measures 3-1/2" x 1". No damage, just normal edge wear. Free First Class shipping!

Price: $48.00

2018-Feb-02 05:00pm EST | Tags :

Early Punched Tin Revere Candle Lantern in Paint

This punched tin lantern dates to mid 1800's. It has old if not original black paint. The candle socket is tabbed through to the bottom. All original with crackled paint. It measures 5-1/8" diameter at the bottom x 15" tall to top of original loop handle.

Price: $215.00

2018-Feb-02 05:00pm EST | Tags :

Very Early Coverlet Fragment or Cutter

This early textile is 78" x 24-1/2" wide (single panel). It is blue and cream (photos look white but definitely cream). It has lots of pulls, little holes in some areas and big ones in others. But, great for pillows, lamp shades or folded in a cupboard. No smells.

Price: $25.00

2018-Feb-02 05:00pm EST | Tags :

Paint Decorated Flax Hetchel

This wood and iron hatchel is early. It has paint decoration and although worn still is vivid on the top and sides. The iron spikes are sharp and secure. It measures 25" long x 6-1/2" wide.

Price: 65.00 (Sale $50.00)

2018-Feb-02 05:00pm EST | Tags :

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