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Pair of well chiseled hollow-cut silhouettes using Chinese white detailing finely executed by William Bache, stamped "BACHE PATENT", circa 1810. Hair and lace painted in black. Original lemon gold frames, excellent condition. 5 3/8" x 7 1/8" each.

Reference: Silhouettes in America, 1790-1840: A Collector's Guide, Blume J. Rifken. This pair is from Rifkin's collection, pp. 40-41.

$1800 the pair

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Rare hollow-cut silhouette of a woman, stamped
"Wm King", circa 1806. 5" x 5 1/4".

$795

 
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Unsigned William King hollow-cut silhouette of a gentleman, circa 1806. 4 3/8" x 4 7/8".

$495

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Full length cut and paste silhouette of a dapper gentleman probably in the publishing trade inscribed "Taken from description by Aug n Edouart. Philadelphia 30 Jan. 1843." 7 1/2' x 11 1/2".

See Silhouettes in America, 1790-1840, Blume J. Rifken, page 96.

$695

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Painted silhouette of a Revolutionary war officer in full regalia, late 1700s. 5 1/2' x 6 1/2".

SOLD

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Hollow-cut silhouette of a woman in a bonnet, stamped "Peale" (Charles Willson Peale), early 1800s.
4 5/8" x 5 1/2".

$795

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Hollow-cut silhouette of a woman with a hair comb attributed to Charles Willson Peale, early 1800s. 4 1/4" x 5 1/8".

$495

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Early pair of men's leather riding boots, soles stamped "PEAL", with original Peal stretchers engraved with owner's name, Capt. H. R. James. Peal and Co. Bootmakers were in business at least as early as the 1870s. Excellent condition. 16 3/4" tall, 10 3/4" long.

$395


 

 

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Keeler in original blue paint, late 19th century, willow banding at rim and base as well as iron banding at base, sturdy and tight, 11" x 12" diameter at rim, 11" tall to top of rim.

$85

 

 

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Small rectangular basket in original green and black paint, no breaks, circa 1940.
3 3/4" tall at the rim, 4" x 7 1/2"

SOLD

 

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Small box in original mustard paint with black pin striping, mid 19th century, dovetailed, all original, 13" x 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" tall.

$295

 

 

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Green shell edge platter, rare color, circa 1820,
12" x 15 1/2".

$125

 

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Empire style toy dresser, circa 1830-50,  original paint decoration with six drawers, square nailed,
13 1/2" tall x 8 3/8" deep x 13 1/2".

$385

 

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Top: Early oval wallpaper box, top of stack, lined with paper from a 19th C Bible (Psalms).
4 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 2 1/2".    $290

Bottom: Oval 19th C wallpaper box, great paper, 10" x 8" x 3 1/2" tall.          $365

 

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Free brush decorated pitcher, early 1800s, excellent condition, 5" tall x 5" wide without handle.

$95

 

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Toy sled with American Indian motif, 1910-20,
9 1/2" long including runners x 3 5/8" wide.

$135

 

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Pennsylvania German painted tin coffee pot in worn original red paint with polychrome decoration, 19th C, lighthouse form, 10 1/4' tall. Some provenance available to buyerr.

SOLD

 

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Stick spatter platter in the Virginia pattern, circa 1870-80, no cracks or chips, 16 1/8" x 12 1/2".

SOLD

 

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Miniature fanny basket circa 1940, with dyed splint pattern in the weave, no breaks.
4 1/2" x 4" at top, 3" to top of rim.

$225

 

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Bail-handled pantry boxes, all heavy sided in original  paint, excellent condition with no apologies.

Top left: yellow 9 1/2" d  $395

Bottom left: brick red 11 1/2" d  $375

Top right: orange 9 1/2" d  $375

Bottom right: blue 11 1/2" d  SOLD

 

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Strawberry make-do on hollow glass base, 10 3/8" tall.

$120

 

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Candle box with drawer in original black paint, early 1800s,  dovetailed case with raised panel on lid, dovetailed drawer, hand-chamfered bottom board, excellent condition.
6 1/2" wide x 12 3/4" long x 5 1/2" tall.

$325

 

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Small box in red paint with mustard decoration, done by a carriage painter with interior decoration as well, circa 1880, all original (the name "Alice' added to the lid at some point), 10 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" tall.

SOLD

 

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Early lantern signed and dated Jeremiah Shiley 1852, rare fixed globe, excellent condition,
16 1/4" tall with ring, 4" base.

$595

 

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Peaseware, nicely turned, 4" diameter x 4 3/8" tall.

$375

 

 

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Pewter lard lamp marked R. Gleason with Southworth burner, patent 1842, excellent condition.
6 3/4" tall x 3 3/4" wide at base.
See page 69 in Early Lighting, Rushlight Club.

$375

 

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Early spongeware pitcher with freehand decoration, circa 1830-50, 9 1/4" tall, 5" diameter base. Expected wear without cracks or chips, crazed surface.

$235

 

 

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Small mortar and pestle in original paint, mortar and pestle each 4 1/4" tall, 6 3/4" tall together. Excellent condition.

$345

 

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Equitable fire insurance plaque of shaking hands, a symbol of the Baltimore Equitable Insurance Company whose motto was "Sign of the Clasped Hands", circa 1830-40, cast iron, original surface. Found in central Pennsylvania.  10 3/8" x 9 7/8".

$695

 

 

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Shaker strawberry basket, hand crimped tin rim and base, cut-out staves, good old surface, 3 7/8" tall.

SOLD

 

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Punched tin candle sconce, 19th century, rolled edges, unusual form. 16 3/4" tall x 6 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" deep.

$495

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Tin sand pail, Avan Beach, embossed with convex ribbon, bail handle, embossed floral bottom, early 1900s, 4 7/8' tall.

$265

 

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Tin sand pail with embossed birds, wire handle, embossed lobster on bottom, early 1900s. 4 7/8" tall.

$245

 

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Cast iron doll house furniture in original paint, circa 1920-30.

Table  $45
Icebox  $50
Stove  $65
Bathtub  $45
Crib  $65
Potty Chair  $45
High Chair  $65


Case Clock  $65
Table Lamp  $10
Stand/Stool  $35
Rocking Chair  $48
Washer  $65
Buggy  $55
Sink  $48
Green Rocker  $48
Porch Swing  $65

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Small 19th century document box in original black and gray paint decoration, incised hex sign-like pattern on lid, replaced leather hinges, square nails, excellent condition.
15 1/2" long x 7 5/8" deep x 8 5/8" tall.

$295

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Napkin rings, silver plate (left to right):

Figural lion, 2 1/2" tall   $89
Hand holding flower, 1 1/2" tall  $45
Filigree frill, 1 3/4" tall   $23
Chair, 4 1/8" tall   $85

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Wood slat basket with carved handles, double wrapped rim, couple breaks to center as found.
26 1/4" x 21" x 2 1/2" deep.

$225

 

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"Bobby Blake" cast iron doorstop by Grace Dayton, Hubley, marked "46", original paint,
9 1/2" tall x 5 1/4" tall.

$475

 

 

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Miniature doll-size shoo fly in original paint,
13 1/2" x 5" x 6" tall.

SOLD

 

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Pennsylvania bride's box in original paint decoration with bride and groom on lid, decorated on all sides, t-head nails, early 1800s, excellent condition.
12" wide x 9" deep including lid x 5 7/8" tall.

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Large woven tin basket with handles, very unusual, well-constructed in excellent condition, 17" diameter x 9" tall.

SOLD

 

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Decorated lidded stoneware cake crock found in Pennsylvania, nicely decorated and in very good condition with no cracks. 12 3/8" diameter with lid.

SOLD

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"Wednesday" box in original paint decoration, late 1800s, Pennsylvania, square nailed, excellent condition.
16 7/8" wide x 12 1/8" deep x 6 1/8" tall.

$695

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Redware mug, incising on neck, manganese decoration, good handle. 6" tall x 4 1/2" diameter.

$495

 

 

 

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Cutlery box in original paint decoration, signed and dated 1855, apple green paint with rosebud vine on front. 13" wide x 8" deep x 4 1/2" tall.

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Small paint decorated box, bracket base,
15" x 8 1/2" x 8" tall.

SOLD

 

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Set of three drawers in original paint decoration, circa 1840, brass pulls, found in Pennsylvania.
10 5/8" wide x 5 7/8" deep x 7 7/8" tall.

$325

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Early 20th century German horse pull toy, covered in brown wool, button eyes, legs mortised through base, 9 1/2" long x 11" tall.

$295

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Paint decorated miniature blanket chest, circa 1800, with lidded till and old wallpaper lining, original lock and key.
11" x 6 1/2" x 5 1/2".

$895

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Cast iron Teddy Bear baking mold, circa 1920, 8 1/2' x 4".

$250

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Inkwell in a sled, late 1800s, all original in excellent condition, 5 3/4" long x 3" tall x 2" deep.

$195

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"Gray Beauty Pacers," Gibbs Toy Co., c1908, Canton, Ohio, mint condition.
19 1/4" long x 5 7/8" tall x 5 3/4" deep.

$475

 

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American painted tin tray featuring best design elements in superb original condition.
23 7/8" x 17 3/4".

$325

 

 

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Early 19th century footed bowl with great hand turnings and old repair, wonderful patina.
12" diameter x 2 3/4" tall.

SOLD

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Small 19th century apple tray in original oxblood red and black paint, square nails, nice dry surface.
14" x 9 1/4".

$395

 

 

 

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Redware loaf dish in triple quill design, coggled edge, mint condition, circa 1830-50.
16" X 9 7/8"

$950

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Cobalt decorated stoneware pig with wood spigot, early to mid 1800s, maker's mark, mint condition,
10 1/2" long x 9" tall.

$1050

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Bennington "tug" mug, mid 1800s, mint condition, 6" diameter including handles x 5" tall.

$195

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Red ware mold, circa 1820, rare green and orange glaze with manganese speckles, eastern Pennsylvania, 7" round in mint condition.

$425

 

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Slide lid candle box in original red wash, tiny square nails, hand chamfered lid, circa 1800, 12" x 4" x 3" tall.

$275

Tiny slide lid box, circa 1740, carved from a single piece of wood, chamfered lid, "JAME" incised on bottom. 5 1/2" long x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4".

$175

 

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Red ware mold with manganese decoration, circa 1840, very good condition, 5 1/2" diameter.

$265

 
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Large finger-lapped keeler in mustard paint, late 1800s, excellent condition, 18" x 8".

$625

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