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Small American painted tin tray with family of turkeys, excellent condition, 14 1/4" x 8 3/4".

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J. Norton and Co., Bennington, VT, 3 gallon stoneware crock with rare "Peony" in cobalt blue. Mint condition. 10" x 10 1/2" x 10".

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Two 18th century hand blown glass cordial bottles made by Henry Stiegel for a Tantalus carrying case, decorated with steel etchings of Pennsylvania Dutch tulips, 9 1/2" tall and 6" tall, in excellent condition with no damage.

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Staffordshire Whippets, circa 1850, mint condition. large 10" x 5 1/2" x 7"; small 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 3'.

Large: $425 each or $795 pair
Small: $195 pair


 

 

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Small blanket chest in original paint decoration on all sides, Pennsylvania, circa 1830-50, turned feet, original hinges, excellent condition, wear to paint center lid.
14 1/4" wide x 8 3/4" deep x 10" tall.

$850


 

 

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Early mortars and pestles in original paint, left to right:

Bittersweet paint,  7 1/4" tall, old burn mark to rim:
SOLD

Mustard paint, 8" tall, very good condition with crack at base and old loss to top of pestle:
SOLD

Green paint, 7 5/8' tall, excellent condition:
$495

 

 

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Child's tea set, Staffordshire, England, circa 1890, 20 pieces plus two lids: 6 cups, 5 saucers, 6 plates, covered sugar, creamer, teapot with lid (repair to spout).

$225 set


 

 

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Pennsylvania chest with one drawer, circa 1890, in original paint decoration with peafowl on lid, tulips and other flowers on three sides, good condition with damage to paint on lid corner as shown. 14" long x 7 1/2" deep x 7 3/4" tall.

$395


 

 

 

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Huge wood bowl in original blue paint, 19" x 20", with make do staple repair.

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Pair large early cookie cutters with handles, best patina, 6" tall.

$250 pair


 

 
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Redware flower pot in original green paint, Pennsylvania, 6 1/2" tall x 7" diameter top.

$135

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Small 19th century mustard paint footed box with interior tray, diamond escutcheon, all original,
10 1/4" x 6" x 6 3/8" tall.

$395


 

 

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Circus lion in a wagon pull toy, circa 1920-30, excellent condition.
8" tall x 11" long x 4 1/2" deep.

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American painted tin seamed waiter (tray), circa 1835, nice heavy tin with excellent decoration, 17 1/4' x 12".

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Cake crock with lid, circa 1850, excellent condition, 8 3/4" inside diameter.

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Early courting mirror with reverse painted glass crest of red tulips, bark wrapped frame, all original. Minor losses to bark veneer, cracks to glass in crest.

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Cat squeak toy, late 1800s, good condition.

$120

 
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Collection of 20 string balls, varying sizes.

$325

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Two halves of the same stone pear, carved seeds,
5" tall, loss to tip of one half.

$395


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Shaker darning ball, early 1900s, 2 1/4" diameter.

$105


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Iron chafing dish with insert and trivet, early 1800s, heart cut-outs, brass feet, 6 3/4" diameter x 5 1/2' tall.

$385


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Tin lamp signed Stillman Safety, dated 1902, fine condition. 7" diameter, 6" tall including wick.

$95

 


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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".

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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".

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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 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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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.

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

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