Connecticut Yankee Antiques

Donna Downes | 2371 Berkley Ave., Berkley, MI 48072 | 248-548-2873 | donnadownes@wowway.com

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!! Look for new items at noon EST each day.


Antique Wooden Birdcage / Great Detail & Red Paint

This early birdcage is maple with great detail, including finials on the front, peaked top, original perches, little turned feet and red paint on the back. Great for display or actual use. Base measures 18-3/4" x 11" x 16-1/2" tall. Wood is a little darker in color than photos (used flash).

Price: 65.00 HOLD

2019-Mar-25 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Rare Civil War Era Tinted Spectacles w/Case & Note

Offering a pair of brass spectacles that have green glass. They are in their original tin case, padded with original felt. A note accompanied them, "Mothers Sisters glasses in case. 100 yrs ago. Send to granddaughter in Calif. OHIO" On reverse side, "Send to Daughter in Napa, Calif. B__, 673. Mrs Marcia Leber" No cracks in glass. One extension of temple piece missing. Great to display with your old books.

Price: $65.00

2019-Mar-24 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Small Oriental Table Rug/Mat

This little oriental rug is perfect for a table mat, measuring 16" x 9". It has fringe on all sides, some smaller than others. Strong colors of blue, red, black and beige. No smells or stains.

Price: $58.00

2019-Mar-23 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Mid 1800's Shortbread or Bisquit Pricker / Shaker?

This oversized piece of treen has wonderful turnings and original iron pricks to make holes in the tops of unbaked shortbread or bisquits. It measures 4-1/2" tall x 3-1/4" diameter. Maple wood. No cracks, one knot on side of handle (photo available). Possibly Shaker.

Price: Sale Pending!

2019-Mar-22 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

1815 Thick Leather Bound Holy Bible

This early Bible measures 4-1/2" wide x 6-3/4" long x 2" thick. Printed in 1815 by Hudson & Company, Hartford, CT. Lots of expected foxing and wear on wonderful leather cover.

Price: $45.00

2019-Mar-20 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Unused Toweling Fabric In Cream with Blue Stripes

This thick linen-like fabric measures 176" x 17" and has never been washed or used. It has its original Sears and Roebuck tag showing 21 cents (per yard?). Stiff and clean! Great for a table runner, pillows, placemats, etc.

Price: $48.00

2019-Mar-19 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Large Butter Print / Stamp

This early butter print has a wonderful detailed design of a sheath of wheat. It has a nice patina and NO cracks or hairlines. Measures 4-1/4" diameter.

Price: $58.00

2019-Mar-18 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Two Early Cut Silhouettes / Vintage Frames

I bought these two period cut silhouettes loose, out of any frames. I mounted them on old bookplate paper and framed them in vintage gold frames I found for them. Wonderful and intricate! They measure 6-1/4" wide x 5-3/8" long.

Price: $95.00

2019-Mar-17 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Meissen Blue Onion Rolling Pin

This porcelain rolling pin is German and dates to the early 1900's. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. It measures 14-1/2" long.

Price: $45.00

2019-Mar-15 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Paint Decorated Flax Comb / Hetchel

This hatchel or flax comb is rough-hewn pine and measures 6-1/2" wide x 24-3/4" long x 4-1/2" deep. The spikes are firmly in place and sharp. The paint decoration is worn but still delightful.

Price: 50.00 Sale $40.00

2019-Mar-13 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Griswold Lamb Cake Mold #866

Excellent Griswold cake mold with numbers in 3 places. #866 on the front, #921 and #922 on end tabs. It measures 12-3/4" x 7-1/2" tall. Very minor rust on the bottom , overall it is in wonderful condition and could be used. This can ship in a medium flat rate box for $14.50.

Price: $85.00

2019-Mar-09 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Two Early 19th C. Iron Flesh/Cooking Forks

Offering two different iron long-handled cooking forks, priced separately. Both early. One is 16-3/4", one piece (gray iron) and the other 17-1/4" (blacker) formed of two pieces.

Price: $45 for the pair

2019-Mar-08 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Large Out-Of-Round Turned Dough Bowl

This early bowl is turned from a solid piece of wood and through the last century has developed a great patina. It has a double rim, turnings visible on the inside and out and NO cracks or hairlines. Natural surface. It measures 15-1/4" x 14-1/2" (out-of-round from shrinkage) x 4"-4-1/2" tall depending where measured.

Price: $110.00

2019-Mar-06 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Early Salt Glaze Stoneware One Gallon Jug

This is probably a Lyons, NY piece of stoneware with the best salt glaze "orange peel" surface. No cracks, chips or hairlines. Normal "in the making" roughness here and there. Great Look! 7" diameter x 9-1/2" tall. It has an incised C (only marking).

Price: $65.00

2019-Mar-04 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Little Treen Covered Jar / String Handle

This little jar is maple and reminds me of Pease Family pieces. The jar is turned with a great top or cover that has painted lines around a leather insert. The string handle is adorable making it possible to hang from your peg rack. It measures 3-1/2" tall.

Price: $55.00

2019-Mar-02 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Early Tidy and Iron Whale Oil Lamp

This is a marriage. I found the tidy stand and then found a perfect lamp for it. The tidy is 5-1/2" tall.

Price: $85.00

2019-Feb-25 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Perko Wonder Junior Skater's Lantern

This little skater's lantern is tin with unique molded glass which is imprinted with the Perko name. Barn-found and needs some cleaning. Cute as a button!

Price: $45.00

2019-Feb-23 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Two Early Bottles / Amber Bitters and Green Gin

Offering two 1800's bottles. They are blown into molds. The green gin bottle is 10-3/4" tall. The bitters bottle has original cork and Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters impressed on the side. No cracks on either bottle. On sale, $15 each or $25 for both.

Price: Sale $15.00 each

2019-Feb-04 12:00pm EST | Tags :


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