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Tintype of a well-armed Confederate Soldier, frame is probably original, Civil War 1860-65, 5" x 3".

$185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Double Handled Canted Open Basket, original gray-green paint, square base with round top, made with sturdy splint, perfect condition.
14 1/2" x 14" x 6 1/2" tall.

$695

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Spatterware Creamer, applied handle ending in a leaf, 4" tall, excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

$156

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Stoneware Striper Wax Sealer #1, Western Pennsylvania, cobalt stripes with #1 decoration, excellent condition. 10 5/8" tall x 4 1/2" diameter.

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Child's Specimen Carrier, early 1900s, with original lithographed images and velvet shoulder strap, working clasp, missing one hinge.
4 5/8" wide x 3" deep x 4 1/2" tall.

SOLD

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Early Half Stone Pear, hand-carved with hand-painted details, excellent condition, 3 1/4" long.

$350

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Chalkware Pelican Bank, circa 1900, original paint decoration, hollow body with coin slot, 7" tall, excellent condition.

$145

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Dough Box in original green paint, 19th century, square nails, great interior patina, rare narrow size.
26" long x 12" wide at the top, 9" wide at the base, 6" tall on the sides, 8" tall on the ends.

$745

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Small Firkin in original oyster white paint, bail handle, excellent condition. 6 1/2" tall x 6 1/4" top diameter x 7" bottom diameter.

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Wooden Architectural Letter "S", circa 1900, original gold leaf, 18 1/4" tall.

$175

 

 

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German Candy Container in Early 1900s Soldier Uniform, bisque head made by a doll maker with outstanding facial features, attired in felt and paper, and sitting on a candy box under his shoulders. 4 3/4' tall.

$285

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Unusual Leather Basket woven on wood frame, multicolored shades of green and brown, excellent condition with no breaks. 9" x 11" x 7" to top of handle.

$245

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Chalkware Spaniel, southeast Pennsylvania, late 1800s, original paint decoration with loss of glaze to nose. 6 3/4" tall.

$245

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Full-bodied Cast Iron Rabbit, excellent condition in old white paint with pink eyes and interior ears, early 20th century, 11 1/2" tall x 12" long. Many foundries made this form; this example is not marked.

$545

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Large Mortar and Pestle in original pumpkin paint, 7 7/8" tall.

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Chalkware Squirrel Eating a Nut, late 19th century, strong original polychrome paint, very nice base painted to simulate grass, excellent original condition, 7 1/2" tall. This example is a bit taller than most because of the base, which effectively elevates the figure of the squirrel, literally and figuratively.

$695

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Mercury Glass Vases:

Left: circa 1900, 6 1/8" tall x 2 3/4" top diameter, original painted decoration, excellent condition.

$68

Right: circa 1930, gold lining, original painted decorations all around the circumference of the body, 6" tall x 3 " top diameter, excellent condition with no wear or damage.

$65

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Rare Redware Muffin Pan, 11 5/8" long x 7 1/2' wide. Great color and nice definition.

$395

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Candle Box in original hunter green paint, signed in yellow by L. H. Wallis Dr., square-nailed, excellent condition, found in Pennsylvania.
11 7/8" x 6 7/8" deep x 3 7/8" tall.

$395

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Small Redware Dog with rich, dark glaze and gilt collar, circa 1860-70, 6" tall. Loss under base as shown, otherwise excellent.

$195

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Rare Redware Plate dated in slip July 28, 1886, 11" diameter.

$1250

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Dated Bowl in Original Blue Paint, hand-turned in cobalt blue paint with red interior, likely Norwegian American in origin, signed and dated "1881'" on rim, with initials on opposite side rim, 6 1/2" x 6 5/8" diameter x 3 5/8" tall.

$345

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Scarce Redware Sauce Boat, rare form with spout and incised decoration on body, applied handle, small size at 5 1/2" diameter x 3" tall.

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Trencher in Original Dry Red Paint, mid 19th century, carved finger holds, 3 small make-do repairs at rim as shown, 17 5/8" X 13 1/2".

$695

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Small Harvard, Massachusetts Shaker Oval Pantry Box, swallowtail laps, original gray-green paint, ex-Tex Johnson, 4 1/4" long.

$495

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Redware "Louise Plate", circa 1830-40, coggled edge, excellent slip decoration with no loss, 12 1/4" diameter. Old rim chips, surface line at bottom edge doesn't go through.

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Oval Hersey Pantry Box in original green paint, signed "CH" for Cotton Hersey, Hingham, MA, 4'" oval, very good condition with a sliver loss to bottom edge of back of  lid as shown.

$695

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Leather Strap with Four Horse Brass Medallions and Brass Heart, late 19th century, English, used to decorate the saddle, 32 1/2" long.

$156

 

 

 

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Hubley 'Three Geese" Cast Iron Doorstop, 1930s, original paint in exceptional condition, signed "Fred Everett" lower right front and marked "457" on back.
8 1/4" tall.

$425

 

 

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Small Mortar and Pestle in original bittersweet paint, great turnings, no cracks, 5 ¾” tall. Incised mark on base “Made in Italy”.  Great form and size.

$345

 

 

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Large Staved Storage Box with buttonhole lapping, old brown over original blue paint, hand-chamfered fitted bottom, pegged lid construction, signed "DWA" inside. A heavy, gutsy piece in excellent condition.
14 1/4" diameter x 6 5/8" tall.

$425

 

 

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Cast Iron Horse Head Hitching Post, 19th century, retaining tie-up ring. Great form and wonderful surface patina. 9 ¾” tall x 7 ½” wide. 

$250

 

 

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Wonderful Small 19th Century American Burl Bowl, beautifully hand-turned with hand-carved notch for spoon rest on the rim, 9" diameter x 2 7/8" tall. Excellent color, surface, and condition with no cracks. An old tag from an earlier owner on the foot reads "American burl". Fresh to the market from a long-time collection.

$665

 

 

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Apple Basket with bail handle in original mustard paint, Maine, early 20th century, excellent condition with no breaks or damage, 14 ½” diameter.

$395

 

 

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Early Tin Heart in Hand Cookie Cutter, handle with rolled edge, 3 ¼” diameter, excellent condition.

$595

 

 

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Papier Mache Ear of Corn, perfect unused condition, circa 1940. 9 ½” long x 2 1/8” diameter base.

$76

 

 

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Large oval Shaker pantry box, mid 1800s, finger lapped, original olive green paint, excellent condition.
13 3/4" long x 11 7/8" wide x 5" tall.

$850

 

 

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Stoneware crock with cobalt stripes and squiggles, 7" tall x 8" diameter. Excellent condition.

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Large 19th Century Beehive Jar with lid, signed "Crisa", from an Ohio general store, mint condition.
12 1/4" tall x 5 1/2" diameter base.

$195

 

 

 

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Large Slide Lid Box in original blue paint, signed
"J E D 1849" in red paint, dovetailed, old loss to one area of outer top edge as shown.
25 1/4" x 10 1/2" x 9 3/8" tall.

$695

 

 

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American Painted Tin Tray, original stenciled fruit and flower decoration, excellent original condition.
16" x 12".

$225

 

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Small cobalt decorated stoneware jug, no chips or cracks, 9'" tall x 4 3/4" diameter at the base.

$835

 

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Glazed Redware Flower Pot with Drip Tray , circa 1880, 5 1/2" tall, very good condition with a small chip on the edge of the tray as shown.

$265

 

 

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Finely woven handled basket, circa 1900, excellent patina and condition with no breaks.
9 1/2" x 8" x 8 1/2" tall.

$255

 

 

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Convertible Lamp: candle to peg to kerosene, mid-1800s, one glass pane cracked,  signed "Angel Gonzle J. G. Convertible". 12 1/2" x 6 1/4" x 10 3/4" tall with handle.

$245

 

 

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Very finely crafted Taghkanic Basket, Columbia County, New York State, circa 1900, 13" diameter in excellent condition with no breaks. Made by a small group of families living remotely in this area of New York, this basket exhibits all the hallmarks of classic Taghkanic baskets, which are some of the finest ever made: round bottom, raised or "kicked up" in the center; flattened rim extending from the edge of the basket, wider than it is tall; double wrapped rim with short turndowns; carved bentwood swing handle, with the ears attaching the handle perpendicular to the rim and straddling both sides. No apologies whatever on this basket.

$345

 

 

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Standing Rabbit with Top Hat Doorstop, cast iron, early 20th century, original painted surface, Albany Foundry, #94, marked on back near base,  10" tall.

$950

 

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Wooden carnival knockdowns in original red, white, and blue paint, circa 1920s, excellent condition with expected wear from use, 6 1/2" tall.

$270

 

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Set of 14 Skittles, early 1900s, 3 1/2" to 5" tall.

$60

 

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Three tin wind-up toys, late 1940s, all working:

Left to right:
Jumping Frog, 4 1/2", no mark  $78

Bear with Book, turn the pages, "Made in Japan," 
7" tall  $92

J Chein Monkey Bank, 5" tall  $86

 

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American painted tin trunk, circa 1845, unusual flowers are probably peonies (as opposed to roses or more common fruit) and retains rare green leaves (green often fades). Very good condition with original clasp and handle, expected paint wear from use. Probably New York origin.
8 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" tall.

$975

 

 

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Frosted Leaf pattern covered butter dish, Portland Glass Company, Maine, 1863-1873, flint glass, mint condition, and hard to find.
6" diameter x 3" tall.

$445

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Horse pull toy, circa 1930, original painted surface, legs mortised through base, twine tail.
18" tall x 14 3/4" long with stand x 6 1/2" deep.

$275

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Star corbel in original white paint, circa 1890-1910, 19" x 10 1/4" x 1" thick.

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Scarce small handled bundt shaped house basket, used for sewing, lunches, etc. with double hinged half oval lids, New England, mid to late 19th century. Very finely woven with wonderful nut brown patina, one small break at rim but no losses.
Approximately 8 1/2" x 7"; 9 3/4" tall to top of handle

$545

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Cheese Basket in original white paint, no breaks.
14" diameter x 8" tall.

$895

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Rare Double Pantry in original black paint, heavy sided with stenciled pineapples on lid, 11 1/2" diameter x 7 5/8" tall. Excellent condition.

$895

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Ludwig Greiner doll head with original label “Greiner’s Patent Doll Head No 7, Pat March 30, 1858, Ext 72”. 7” tall x 6” wide x 4” deep. Excellent structural condition with expected wear to paint from use.

***Ludwig Greiner was born in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in the 1830s and settled in Philadelphia, where he made papier-mâché doll heads. His patent of March 30, 1858 was one of the earliest US patents of dolls. His patent called for cloth to reinforce the papier-mâché. The heads were painted in oil and finished with varnish. The early doll heads were all brunettes. Greiner doll heads have been found on various cloth bodies ranging in size from 13” to 36”. The variety of bodies found on Greiner Patent doll heads suggests that they were sold as heads alone, to have bodies made at home, and also as finished dolls. Greiner died in 1874; his sons carried on the business until 1884.

$375

  

 

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