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Hogscraper Candlesticks, 19th century, each in old original paint and retaining working push up thumb pieces. The white and green sticks have chair hooks.

 

White - 6 1/2” tall   SOLD
Green - 5 1/2” tall    SOLD
Blue - 5” tall              SALE PENDING

 
 

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Small Buttocks Basket with God’s Eye Handle, late 19th to early 20th century, original dry Windsor green paint, beautifully constructed with no breaks, 4” diameter at rim. If you collect small baskets, this would make a great addition.

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Stick Spatter Rabbit Ware Plate depicting rabbits playing cricket, circa 1870. Small hairline on back (shown at 8:00). 8 3/8" diameter.

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Small Early Dome Top Chest in exuberant original paint decoration, circa 1800. Pegged, dovetailed, original iron hardware, working lock and key. Shrinkage keeps hasp from closing all the way.
10 1/2” tall x 12 3/4” wide x  7 1/2” deep.

$995

 

 

 

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Cast Metal Full-Bodied Eagle on an orb with a string of metal balls hanging from his beak, nicely detailed, 8” tall and 9” wingspan, circa 1930. There is no evidence that he was ever mounted outside, so he must have been used to adorn a price of furniture, flag pole, etc. Mounted on a contemporary wood base in green paint.


$175

 

 

 

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Oval Bandbox by Isaac Fox, mid 19th century, retaining original label, Springfield, Massachusetts. Tan and cream floral paper with blue banded rim. Very good intact condition. 13 1/2" x 12" x 7 3/4" tall.

$325

 

 

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Small 3-Drawer Chest in original Windsor green paint, 19th century, square-nailed, original pulls, bracket base, corner blocks on the front.
17 3/8" wide x 15 3/8" tall x 8 7/8" deep.

$445

 

 

 

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Small 19th Century Yellow Ware Pitcher, blue seaweed decoration on wide band of Bristol slip bordered by two dark brown bands, 1850-80, no chips, cracks, or hairlines. 5” tall x 3 5/8” diameter at rim.

$275

 

 

 

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Small Chalkware Cat Bank, circa 1920, original paint decoration with green bowtie and inscription on bottom: "Mother...(illegible)...little girl". Very good condition.
6 1/2" tall x 4" deep x 3 1/2" wide.

$145

 

 

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Late 19th C Hand Carved Scoop from one piece of wood, original dry black paint and beautiful aged interior patina, wonderful form and surface showing tool marks. 16 ½” long by 6” wide at mouth x 2” tall.

$285

 

 

 

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Small Early Tilting Mirror, circa 1830-50, original surface, hand-chamfered base, dovetailed frame, original silvering. 11" tall x 7 3/4" wide x 4 7/8" deep.

$395

 

 

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Scarce Small Handled Bundt Shaped House Basket with double hinged half oval lids, New England, mid to late 19th century, very fine condition with great color, one minor break at rim but no losses. Would have been used for sewing, lunches, etc. 8 Ό” x 5 Ύ” x 5” deep, 10” tall including handle. Purchased from a Milwaukee, Wisconsin estate almost 20 years ago.

$225

 

 

 

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Wrought Iron Heart-Shaped Trivet, early 19th century, Pennsylvania, excellent condition. 8" long x 4 5/8" wide x 1 1/4" tall.

$195

 

 

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Stick Spatter Bowl, 1870-80, unmarked, 10” diameter, freehand painting with red rosettes cut sponge decoration, excellent condition with strong color and no chips, cracks, or hairlines.

$95

 

 

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Miniature Shaker Double-lidded Basket, New England, circa 1920, finely woven ash splint. A few minor losses; missing both tiny toggles.
Rare size at 5" long x 3 1/8" deep x 3 3/8" tall, 5 3/4" tall with handles.

$395

 

 

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19th Century Miniature Turned Mortar and Pestle in beautiful original natural surface, no cracks or damage, 4 Ό” tall x 2 Ύ” diameter.

$195

 

 

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Small Painted Box, pine, second half 19th century, old blue paint, original hardware, marbled paper interior.
10” x 5 ½’” x 4” tall.

$295

 

 

 
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Rare Iron Loom Stretcher, dated 1834, adjustable.
27 3/4" long as pictured, adjusts to 39 3/4".

$195

 

 

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Cast Iron Bookends by Bradley and Hubbard from the “Bird Series”, Bluejay and Bobolink. 1925, signed. Mint condition.
5” x 6” x 2 1/4”.

$875 pair

 

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Urn-Shaped Mirrored Tin Vase, circa 1830, receptacle for flowers on the back, all original. Beautifully constructed with a wonderful presence.
15 1/2" tall x 10 3/4" wide x 5 1/8" deep.

$645

 

 

 

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19th Century Half Moon Architectural Fan Light Window Frame in old weathered soft green paint, with nicely beveled dividers, well-constructed, mortised.
36" wide x 18" tall x 1 5/16" thick.

$395

 

 

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"Dinah" Cast Iron Mechanical Bank, circa 1890,
J and E Stevens, Cromwell, CT.
Impressed number on back: Rd No 581285.
Excellent original working condition. 5 3/4" tall.

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Set of 4 Tin Nesting Heart-Shaped Molds,
largest 8 1/4" x 7 3/8".

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Two Pine Milliner's Boxes in wonderful original green paint, American, 19th century, each with black stenciled lettering: one labeled "Assorted Trimming" and the other "Dress Buttons." These boxes are in excellent condition with minor wear, shrinkage separation to top. Each 21” wide x 14” deep x 7 Ό tall. 

$2600 pair

 

 

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Cast Iron "Swinging Golfer" or "A Difficult Lie" Doorstop, Hubley circa 1920, rare, worn original paint, 7 1/2" tall.

$175

 

 

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Pair 19th Century Cast Iron Architectural Pieces in crusty old oyster white paint, best surface, excellent condition.
7" wide  x 9" tall x 3" deep.

$225

 

 

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Small 19th Century Full-Bodied Zinc Sunflower, a fragment of an architectural piece, wonderful surface, with iron wall mount for hanging if desired.
11 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 1" thick.

$265

 

 

 

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Three Gallon Stoneware Cake Crock, decoration on both sides, no cracks.  12” diameter x 8” tall.

$850

 

 

 

 

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Shaker Cheese Basket in original Windsor green paint, 19th century, from Thomaston, Maine. Tight, nice size at 13 1/2" diameter top, 14 3/4" diameter base  x 4" deep. Small loss as shown.

$595

 

 

 

 

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19” Pantry Box in Strong Original Blue Paint. 8” stable split in band, top and base seamed due to diameter. 19” diameter x 6 Ύ" tall.

$895

 

 

 

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Single Drawer in Painted Case, late 1800s, original mustard decoration and porcelain knob.
11 1/4" wide x 7 3/4" deep x 5 1/4" tall.

$285

 

 

 

 

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Stoneware Cake Crock, 19th century, heavily decorated with well-formed extruded handles, 8” d x 5” tall. Very fine condition with a small shallow chip on the bottom edge and chips on one handle as shown. No cracks.

$775

 

 

 

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Pantry Box in Original Apple Green Paint with opposing fingers, mid 19th century, inscribed "J P" on lid. Perfect condition. 6 1/2" diameter.

$425

 

 

 

 

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Small Black over Red Paint Decorated Dome Top Document Box, circa 1820-1840, dovetailed, paint decoration extends on all four sides. All original including hinges as well as hasp, lock, and keeper. Great small size at 14" x 8" x 7". Excellent untouched condition.

$985

 

 

 

 

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Reclining Chalkware Stag in original polychrome paint, 19th century, excellent condition with one chip off rear corner of base. Large size at 8 ½” x 10” tall.

$525
 

 

 

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Stoneware Milk Pan, 19th century, attributed to Enoch Burnett, Washington, DC. Strong cobalt decoration all around the body, pouring spout, no capacity mark. Nice small size at 9” diameter x 3 ½” deep. Edge chips as shown, no cracks.

Enoch Burnett married Margret Remmey, making him Henry Remmey's son-in-law.

If you owned a dairy cow in the 19th century, you were familiar with milk pans, which were used in the butter-making process. After a cow was milked, the milk was poured into a shallow pan and left to cool for a day or two, allowing the milk to settle and the cream to rise. The cream was then skimmed off the top and churned into butter.  In addition to stoneware examples, you can find pottery milk pans in redware and yellow ware. 

$895

 

 

 

 

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Small Tin ABC Plate with kittens in the center, 4 Ό” diameter, signed “Ohio Art Co., Bryan, OH, U.S.A.”, 1920s. Excellent condition.

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Lion Pipsqueak Toy, very good condition with minimal expected wear.  Late 1800s.
3 1/4" long x 4" tall x 1 1/2" deep.

$165

 

 

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Apple Box in Original Salmon Paint, canted sides and mortised corners, 19th c. 
11 3/4" wide at the top x 3 1/8" tall.

$395

 

 

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Two Wooden Lodge Candleholders in the form of urns.  Lathe-turned and incised at the shoulders, original gold paint.  Early 1900s, found in SE Pennsylvania. 
Left-13 1/4" tall and right- 13 3/4" tall. 

$95 each

 

 

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19th c Mortar and Pestle in Original Cherry Red Paint.  Nicely turned with unusual incised base, visible scribe marks on pestle handle.  Minor hairline from rim as shown in bottom left photo. 
Mortar 7 5/8" tall, 14 1/2" including pestle.

$395

 

 

 

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Tin Cheese Strainer, 19th century, with three oval feet, found in Pennsylvania.  Nice condition. 
5 1/2" tall x 5" diameter, not including handles.

$168

 

 

 

 

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Rye Straw Basket in perfect condition with no breaks or losses, circa 1900 or earlier.
11" diameter top x 4 3/4" tall. 

$145

 

 

 

 

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Miniature Baskets
Top Row, left to rt:

1. Half basket in Windsor green paint, flat back, 3 1/2" tall x 2" x 2". SOLD

2. Tiny Buttocks Basket, 2 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 2". $375

3. Tiny Rectangular Handled Basket in blue paint, 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/2". $395

4. Buttocks Basket,
3 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 3 1/2". $365

5. Round Handled Basket, 3 1/2" x 3 3/4". $375

Second Row, l to r:

1. Mini Cheese Basket, one small break on bottom. 4 1/2" x 1 3/4". $345

2. Buttocks Basket,
4 1/2" x 5" tall including handle. $375

3. Buttocks Basket, original white paint,
4 1/2" x 4 1/2".  SOLD

4. Rectangular Handled Basket,
5 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 4" tall including handle. SOLD

 

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Rare Set of 9 Shaker Berry Baskets. Large, low-sided double-wall staved picking basket with swinging bail handle, original dry surface in excellent condition, and 8 open-staved berry baskets, original dry surface, 2 with breaks. Large: 14 “d x 5 Ό” t; center small 5” d x 3” t; remaining 7 at 3 Ύ” d x 2 ½” t.

$1590

 

 

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Large American Redware Bowl, circa 1880, rare size 16" x 5 1/4". One handle broken.

$795

 

 

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Smallest (?) Penny Doll, 19th century, in handmade original period dress with purse tied to belt.
5 1/2" tall, on stand.

$185

 

 

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Redware Jar, possibly Galena, Illinois, circa 1850, in a beautiful multicolored glaze of olive green, orange, and yellow, with "eyes" and a nicely rolled rim characteristic of early Galena redware. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines.  One stone ping that occurred during firing. 
8 3/8" tall x 6" diameter base.

$985

 

 

 

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Shaker Sap Bucket, original red paint with white interior, iron bands, unsigned, attributed to Enfield, NH, no restoration, with original hanger.
12" diameter x 11" tall.

$295

 

 

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Small Redware Jug, mid 1800s, incised at the shoulder, excellent condition.
6 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" diameter at the rim.

$385

 

 

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Stone Book Keepsake carved from marble, late 1800s to early 1900s, very good condition.
5 3/8" x 2 7/8" x 7/8" thick.

$85

 

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Rare American Display Case or Watch Hutch, late 19th century, hand carved with original paint decoration, wire nails, opens at the back. 
11 1/4" tall x 8 1/8" wide x 5" deep.

$795

 

 

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Wood Bowl in original blue paint, mid 19th century, nicely out of round at 13 3/4" x 14 3/8" diameter at the rim, no breaks or losses.

$475

 

 

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Small 19th Century Wall Mirror, original surface, hanger, and silvering, great back. 6 3/4" x 4 5/8".

$180

 

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Country Store Counter Jars with original tin lids, early 1900s, excellent condition with minor rim roughness. Left to right:
8 1/2",
7 1/2",
6 1/2" tall.

Smallest jar SOLD.

$125 each

 

 

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 Redware Flask in "tobacco spit" decoration, chip at base, expected wear to top. 8" tall x 4 3/4" wide x 2 1/4" deep.

$395

 

 

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Beautifully Paint Decorated Box with a Folky Bird (appears to be a robin) on nest on the lid, lined with 1830 newspaper. Paint decoration extends on all four sides: red over ochre vinegar painting, with a border of green on the lid. Square nails. Excellent original condition, including hinges.
14 3/4" x 9" x 7" tall.

$675

 

 
 

 

 

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Paint Decorated Box, pine, original green paint with yellow pinstriping and flourishes, 1820-1835.
12 1/2" x 10" x 5" tall.

$495

 

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Cobalt Decorated Dragonfly Stoneware Crock, 
1 1/2 gallon size, no cracks or chips. 8 5/8" tall x 9 1/2" diameter.

$385

 

 

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