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! I try to list one item every day at 7 PM EDT.


Little Toleware Tin Cream Pitcher

This little pitcher is circa mid-1800's. It has a black background with tole painting of apples, leaves and flourishes. Rolled tin handle (one tiny 1/16" crack on edge). Painted top with hinge and latch present and working. Expected paint wear. It measures 4" tall. Free Shipping

Price: $48.00

2018-Jul-16 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Awesome 3-Dimensional Pineapple Tin Sconce

Just found today, I'm tickled to offer a wonderful tin sconce in the shape of a pineapple, the universal sign of "Welcome". This is probably not from the 1800's although the surface patina is dark and awesome. The pineapple is 3-dimensional, meaning embossed or "puffed out" and it has tin "leaves" top and bottom. The candle cup holds a standard candle (I'll include the one shown if you'd like it). It is large, 17" tall and sticks out 5" from the wall. Additional photos upon request, no problem.

Price: Sale pending

2018-Jul-15 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Child's Milking Stool In Original Green Paint

This little stool is precious. Uses are endless...display piece, riser, etc. Thick and strong top with four splayed legs (very slight movement in one leg). The top measures 5" x 6" x 1-3/4" thick. The total height is 10-1/4". Great paint!

Price: $85.00

2018-Jul-14 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Authentic Amish Child's Quilt

This quilt is vintage, not antique. I purchased this about 15 years ago at a mid-Michigan fair where many Amish families set up to sell their wares. It has four colors of blue and some dark purple with blue backer. It has hearts on the corners. The quilt measures 55" x 44". It is machine stitched with hand quilting including the edge. Nice for a wall hanging or child's bed.

Price: Sale Pending

2018-Jul-13 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early & Unique Cutlery Carrier / Tote

This tote has the most unique construction. It has trim all along the top edge with early brass studs and irregular iron nails. Canted sides and deep dark color. It measures 14-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 4" tall.

Price: $35.00

2018-Jul-11 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Two Pair of Early Child's Shoes

These two little pair are priced separately. First, the high top button shoes are in amazing condition. All buttons are there and very little scuffing.6-1/2" long x 6" tall. $95. The little black flats are adorable with their taffeta ties. 5-1/2" long. $45.

Price: See Description for Pricing

2018-Jul-10 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Signed & Dated Sampler In Period Frame

This excellent 1844 sampler is very detailed with the tiniest stitches as well as petti point animals, birds and potted plants. The name Fynmore is of English origin but I believe this was executed in America. Threads are blue, green and ecru on linen. It is framed in a curly maple frame, of the period. Measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/4" including frame.

Price: $325.00

2018-Jul-09 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Silvered Framed Mirror

Circa late 1800's framed mirror, veneered with original silvered mirror. The frame has a nice reddish-brown color. It measures 10-1/4" x 12-1/4". Chips off two corners; nice early one!

Price: $35.00

2018-Jul-06 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Brass Skimmer, Geography Book & Horn Spoon / Early

Offering 3 items, priced separately. First a late 1700's to early 1800's brass and iron skimmer, as-found used condition. Lots of character! $35. An early geography book, dated 1852, lots of foxing, $18. A very early horn spoon, great coloration, $35. More individual photos available.

Price: See Description for Pricing

2018-Jul-02 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Watercolor Painted Silhouette

This silhouette of a fancy lady is on buff paper and framed in a more modern oak frame with lemon gold inner frame. Sight size is 3-1/2" x 4-1/3". Frame size is 6-1/2" x 7-1/2". Wooden backer held by cut nails.

Price: 65.00 (Sale $50.00)

2018-Jun-29 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Little Turned Treen Salt & Pewter Spoon

This little salt is turned with great smooth surface and patina. It measures 3-1/4" diameter x 1-1/4" tall. Pewter spoon has nice rat-tail. 2-5/8" long.

Price: 48.00 Free Shipping

2018-Jun-25 07:00pm EDT | Tags :

Large Butter Mold / Daisy and Leaf Design

This large butter mold is in excellent condition with great dark surface and patina. It has a daisy and leaf design. This dates to the 1860-80 era. 4-5/8" diameter x 5" tall.

Price: 35.00 Free Shipping

2018-Jun-15 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Early Oil on Canvas of Interior House Scene

This oil dates to late 1800's to early 1900's. It shows a corner of a room with primitive fireplace, chair, beams and wooden floor. It is dark but pleasing. No tears. Some crackling. It is not signed or dated. The painting measures 16" wide x 13".

Price: 85.00 Reduced to $70.00

2018-Jun-11 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

German Pipsqeak Rooster in Coop Toy

This little coop is marked GERMANY on the bottom. It has wallpaper shingles on the top and sides (some wear). The rooster pops out on a little stick when the door is opened. It no longer squeaks. The toy measures 6-1/4" wide x 3-3/4" front to back x 5-1/4" tall.

Price: $35.00

2018-Jun-09 12:00pm EDT | Tags :

Pair of Early Spectacles and Leather Case

These early spectacles are gold tone and there are no cracks in the glass. The case is leather and marked with Emil H. Arnold, Optical Specialist, Ann Arbor, Mich. Great for display with your early books. (Book shown in photo is not included).

Price: 25.00 Free Shipping

2018-Jun-08 12:00pm EDT | Tags :


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