Axtell Antiques

Richard Axtell | 1 River Street, Deposit, NY 13754 | 607-467-4444 | rsaxtell@msn.com

Axtell Antiques was established in 1968 by Richard “Smitty” Axtell. Situated in a restored country inn on the banks of the Delaware River, the business, also known as The Rookery, features some of the best examples of early Americana with emphasis on scarcity, unusual form, and superlative, untouched condition. Museum quality baskets, stoneware, treenware, redware, folk art, iron hearth accessories, country furniture, textiles, art work, glassware and early lighting devices are on display. An adjunct to the Rookery is the Rookery Bookery, with hundreds of books, periodicals, catalogs and paper ephemera.


Needle Case with Gem Stone

A brass nanny needle case with gold and semi precious gem. A pin is attached to the needle case which allows it to be worn as a brooch or piece of jewelry. Of German origin. The case is 2" long.

Price: $ 50. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Sep-18 07:08pm EDT | Tags :

Pear Tape Measure

A celluloid tape measure with a figural pear and leaf tape handle. A fly decorates one side of the pear. Would have been used by a seamstress. In excellent condition. 2".

Price: $ 50. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Sep-18 07:05pm EDT | Tags :

Butter Print

A hand carved from maple stick stamp butter print. The design is a tulip and heart. Pennsylvania origin. ca. 1830

Price: $195. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Sep-18 06:58pm EDT | Tags :

Sewing Clamp

A nickel plated brass serpent supports a bee hive with flowers topped with a pin cushion. ca. 1850, 6".

Price: $ 175. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Sep-18 06:52pm EDT | Tags :

Universal History - Ancient and Modern

A set of three leather bound volumes by William Mayor. Published in 1804, these volumes are part of a larger set. The particular titles of this grouping are: History of Greece, History of Rome and History of Italy, Venice and the Italian States.

Price: $ 75. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Sep-16 07:35pm EDT | Tags :

The Horse

An old book printed in 1831. This notation appears "Published under the superintendence of the Society of Useful Knowledge. The book contains 473 pages and measures 6" x 9". The cover is leather bound and the inside cover features colorful hand painted marbling.

Price: $ 75. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Sep-15 08:17pm EDT | Tags :

Frank Leslie Newspaper

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper dated March 18, 1865. This was a weekly paper that featured national news and wonderful steel engraving illustrations. This particular issue has a centerfold of Lincoln's second inaugural as well as articles on the civil war.

Price: 100 Payment accepted: check, money order, credit card.

2020-Sep-15 08:12pm EDT | Tags :

Checker Board

Maple and birds eye maple were used to construct this vintage checkerboard with original finish. ca. 1890. 14" x 14"

Price: $ 175 . Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 07:58pm EDT | Tags :

Carved Wooden Bird

A Bittern or American Bittern Mud Hen by wood carver Ray Conklin of Alexandria Bay, NY.

Price: $ 175 Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 07:55pm EDT | Tags :

Fly Match Safe

An over sized antique cast iron fly match safe. A hinged wing opens to reveal a compartment for matches. ca. 1890. 5"

Price: $ 195. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 07:52pm EDT | Tags :

Bit Brace

An 18th century hand carved drill bit brace made from beech with a maple palm.Includes 3 spoon bits. In excellent condition. 13 1/4". Bits are 8".

Price: $ 200. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 07:47pm EDT | Tags :

Privy Lamp

A vintage privy lamp used to light the way to the out house in the dark. Kerosene was the fuel. It has a blown glass chimney and a novelty burner. The body of the light is brass. ca. 1890. 9" tall.

Price: $ 395. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 07:42pm EDT | Tags :

Boot Scrape

A bob tail horse image cast iron boot scrape. The boot scrape is attached to a wooden stand. ca. 1850. 9" x 11"

Price: $ 75. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 10:18am EDT | Tags :

Masonic Redware Pitcher

A vintage Masonic molded redware pitcher. The pitcher is beautifully dappled with three color glaze and features a large raised Masonic square and compass symbol on each side. It is is excellent condition. ca. 1840. Most likely Pennsylvania origin. 9 1/2" tall.

Price: $ 550. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 10:10am EDT | Tags :

Scenic Oil Painting

An original oil on canvas landscape painting of Letchworth State Park in western New York State. The painting depicts Letchworth Falls and the original Letchworth Homestead in 1850. 27" x 21"

Price: $ 250. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 10:06am EDT | Tags :

Davis Lamp

A Davis Patent lard oil lamp with a beautiful wick tube. ca. 1840 7 1/2"

Price: $ 250. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 10:02am EDT | Tags :

Santa Plate

A transfer decorated polychrome English china with German type belschnickel Santa and a toy. Features a molded shamrock edge. 6" diameter.

Price: $ 40. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 09:55am EDT | Tags :

Carden Lamp

A raw tin whale oil lamp. Includes a gravity feed supported wick tube with a wick pick and chain. Designed to hang or sit. Cape Cod origin. 11"

Price: $ 550. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 09:52am EDT | Tags :

Painted Noggin

A wooden maple noggin that is beautifully paint decorated. with strawberries and tulips on a gold background. ca. 1840 7" tall.

Price: $ 350. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 09:49am EDT | Tags :

Calabash Pipe

A vintage meerschaum smoking pipe with an amber stem and mouth piece. It features sterling silver trim. A great pipe with wonderful patina. ca. 1900

Price: $ 75. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-23 09:45am EDT | Tags :

Hetchel

A one piece 18th century wool hetchel with a tiger maple handle. The tines are hand forged iron and measure 8" and 9" long. Overall measurement of the hetchel is 11" x 5".

Price: $ 50. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-21 08:51pm EDT | Tags :

Pottery Charger

A hand painted pottery charger - oil on bisque. Decorated with flowering wisterias. ca. 1880.

Price: $ 45. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-20 08:50pm EDT | Tags :

Prohibition Sign

A mounted and framed sign/poster advertising a prohibition rally in Batavia, NY in the early 1900's. The frame is in original red paint. On the rear is a folk drawing in graphite of people and animals.

Price: $ 85. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-20 08:23pm EDT | Tags :

Wooden Ink Stand

A James Chapelle Chester Co. wooden ink stand. Original black and white paint with gold stenciling on the top and side. Holes on top for quill pens and a hole in the center for an ink bottle.

Price: $ 495. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Aug-16 09:22pm EDT | Tags :

Corkscrew

This corkscrew has a walnut turned handle with an attached horse hair brush. c. 1830.

Price: $ 125. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jul-11 10:55pm EDT | Tags :

Cookie Mold

A cast iron cookie or cake mold. "Rebecca at the Well" pattern. From the Albany-Troy Foundry. c. 1840. Oval shape - 4 1/2" x 3 1/2". c. 1840

Price: $ 110. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jul-11 10:49pm EDT | Tags :

Sculpted Bone

A hand sculpted bone featuring the head of a Native American. The sculpting reveals great details and is most likely of 19th century origin. It is signed "M MARER"

Price: $ 195. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jul-11 10:36pm EDT | Tags :

Pump Lamp

A Maltby-Neal patent whale oil pump lamp of red painted tin. It has a three wick burner. The lamp stands 9" tall and is in good condition.

Price: $ 250. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jun-11 09:50pm EDT | Tags :

Pewter Lamp

A pewter single lens whale magnifying . The base of the lamp is sand weighted. The lamp is made by Roswell Gleason and is market PATENT. It stands 9" tall and is in excellent condition.

Price: $ 650. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jun-11 09:44pm EDT | Tags :

Lemon Reamer

A wooden item used to extract juice from a lemon. It was carved and turned from bass wood. 6" long. Stamped PATENT APPLIED. Ca. 1890.

Price: $ 150. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jun-10 08:11pm EDT | Tags : Treen ware

Civil War Pipe

A hand carved maple burl pipe bowl in the shape of a human head. The head cap is a cover for the pipe bowl. A great and unique piece of folk art. Measures 3 1/2".

Price: $ 1695. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jun-10 07:55pm EDT | Tags :

Sugar Nippers

The sugar nipper was used to cut, or nip small pieces of sugar from larger sugar chunks. Created from hand forged steel circa 1770, this item contains the original spring and rest. Concentric lines decorate the handles. The nipper measures 10".

Price: $ 295. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jun-04 09:00pm EDT | Tags :

Pewter Ink Stand

An English pewter ink stand with 5 quill holes. Ca. 1840. 4" diameter; 2 1/2" tall. Excellent condition.

Price: $ 150. Payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card.

2020-Jun-04 08:38pm EDT | Tags :


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