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 after 12/29.


Tiny Petit Point & Filigreed Hand Mirror

This little mirror is probably brass not gold with fancy filigreed handle and beautifully executed petit point back. Some silvering of mirror. No cracks. It measures a mere 4-1/8" long. Circa 1890. Free Shipping.

Price: 45.00 Free Shipping

2019-Jan-22 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Circa 1820-50 Toleware Tray

This early tin tray measures 12-3/8' X 8-1/2". The tole decoration of cherries is original. It can be hung on the wall as it has an applied hanger on the back. The condition is good but it does have paint wear. Lovely!

Price: $65.00

2019-Jan-21 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Lg New Hampshire Shaker Oval Pantry Box In Paint

Direct from a New Hampshire estate, offered here is an authentic mid-1800's oval pantry in original dark green paint. It is Shaker-made with wonderful fingers, iron nails and wooden pegs. It measures 10-1/2" x 7-3/4" x 4-1/2" tall. Proper paint wear. More photos upon request.

Price: $325.00

2019-Jan-20 12:00pm EST | Tags :

1800's Handled 12 Tube Candle Mold

These were a staple of every rural household. Making candles was quite a chore. This one has its original handle and hanging loop. 12 tubes.

Price: $58.00

2019-Jan-19 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Two Outer Banks Roothead Coot Decoys

My source gets these rootheads periodically, directly from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. These two are the oldest she's found for me. The measure 8" long, have weighted bottoms and great old worn paint. Priced separately.

Price: SOLD!

2019-Jan-19 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Tin ABC Plate / Who Killed Cock Robin

This Victorian ABC tin plate is in excellent condition with NO rust. It measures 7-3/4". Beautiful embossing.

Price: $40.00

2019-Jan-18 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Sweet Little Sprig Child's Plate of Girl With Dog

This little sprig plate measures only 5-1/8" diameter. It has a hand painted border and transfer in blue in the center. The condition is great with some yellowing and no cracks or chips. There is a shallow 1/2" long hairline on the back that does not go through to the front.

Price: $28.00

2019-Jan-17 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Folky Wooden Working Duck Decoy

This decoy has an applied weight on the bottom as well as a piece of old leather. So, I assume it was a working decoy. It has naively painted eyes and lots of paint wear. It measures 12" long x 6" tall. Fun and folky for the top of a cupboard.

Price: $35.00

2019-Jan-16 12:00pm EST | Tags :

C. 1870s George Brown Tin Cottage Bank

Offering a rather rare tin bank, produced by the George Brown Company of Connecticut in the 1870's. Three chimneys, gingerbread and stenciling with original paint. Appropriate paint wear but in incredible condition considering age. More photos upon request.

Price: $435.00

2019-Jan-16 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 each

2019-Jan-14 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Old Pair of Columbia Juggling Pins Orig. Red Paint

Offering a pair of wooden juggling pins weighing 1 lb each. They are marked COLUMBIA and have their original red paint. Lots of paint wear from use.

Price: $55.00

2019-Jan-13 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Unusual Sherwood Limitied Brass Lantern

This handled brass lantern appears to be all original including the wick sticking out of the ceramic. I'm not sure if this is a miner's lantern or railroad. Only "damage" is a tiny chip on the ceramic piece at 7 o'clock. 10-1/2" tall.

Price: $45.00

2019-Jan-10 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Four Pcs of Early Treen

Offering 4 pcs of early treen. Left to right: 5" turned spice box, top tight. Tiny fingered pill box pantry 2-3/8". Shaving jar with mirror in chrome yellow paint 3", shrinkage hairline on top. 3-1/4" footed master salt with tiny iron spoon. $65 each net, free shipping. All 4 for $225.

Price: See Listing Free Shipping

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

Industrial Thread Skein Winder

This piece is very graphic and dates to the early 1900's. All rods are present and it has its original surface! 17" wide x 6" deep. NO damage.

Price: $35.00

2019-Jan-05 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Early Turned Out-of-Round Wooden Dough Bowl

This large dough bowl is delightfully out-of-round from shrinkage and age. It has turnings visible on inside and out. It measures 15" x 14-1/4" x 4" tall. It has a nice little rim. NO damage and original attic surface.

Price: $48.00

2019-Jan-03 12:00pm EST | Tags :

1700's Iron Hanging Grease Lamp

Offering an early iron hanging lamp in a rare form. It is simply-made with twisted hanging rod and graceful curve to the lamp. It measures 17". Great addition to your advanced collection. More photos available of course.

Price: 145.00 SALE PENDING

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

Fun Movie Prop(?) "Iron" Weight

This is fun. Offering a vintage piece that was probably a movie prop. It looks like a handled iron weight with raised 9 on both sides and bumpy surface like iron. Not sure what it is actually made of but it only weighs 3 lbs 3 oz.

Price: $35.00

2018-Dec-31 12:00pm EST | Tags :

Maple Butter Worker Scoop

Offering an early maple scoop with great lines and in excellent condition. Color is darker than photos.

Price: $24.00

2018-Dec-29 12:00pm EST | Tags :


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