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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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6 Quart Grain Measure, 19th century, nicely lettered in original paint, very good condition, 8 1/2" diameter.

$325

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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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Firkin in original dark blue paint, mid-1800s, great condition.
9 1/4" tall x 8 1/2" top diameter, 9 3/4" bottom diameter.

$495

 

 

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Early Splint Basket, original green paint, carved handle, no breaks.
10" x 6 1/2".

$445

 

 

 

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Early pantry box signed “J Burr” in untouched original dry painted surface, either Spanish brown or black, and in a very unusual size, 10 1/2” diameter but only 3 1/4” tall (shown in a stack to illustrate). Old loss to bottom edge of lid as shown.

$145

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Footed Wooden Carrier, original white paint with blue pin striping, circa 1900. Probably for pints of berries.
18 3/4" long x 12" deep x 11 1/2" tall.

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Well Decorated Stoneware Jar dated 1877, found in central Pennsylvania, no cracks, small chip on bottom.
8 1/8" tall x 8 1/2" diameter.

$675

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Large bowl in original blue paint, nice lip, no cracks. 17" x 16 1/2".

$695

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Early pantry box, 5" diameter, natural finish, rose head nails, excellent condition.

$595

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Three Milk Bottle Carnival Knockdowns, early 1900s, original white paint, each a different weight.

$135

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Small peg rail with 4 hand-carved wood pegs, wonderful paint history. 17 7/8" x 3 1/8".

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Treen bowl, out of round, no chips or cracks,
7 7/8" x 7 5/8".

$135

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Large mortar and pestle in original cobalt blue paint, nice turnings, mortar 7" tall.

SOLD

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Large 19th century firkin in original blue paint, excellent condition.
12" diameter x 12" tall, bottom 13" diameter.

$595

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Treen plate, bird's eye maple, mint condition, 7 1/2" diameter.

$195

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Mortar and pestle in original oyster white paint, mid-1800s, no cracks or chips.
Mortar 8 1/2" tall, pestle 11" tall, together 14" tall.

SOLD

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See individual descriptions next to larger photos, below.

 

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Left to right, top to bottom.

First stack:
6” diameter, finger lapped, old red paint  $225
7 Ό” smoke-decorated paint  $345
10 ½” diameter x 3 Ό” tall, signed J Burr, untouched surface  $145

Second stack:
7 ½” apple green paint  $245
10” apple green paint  $320
10 ½” pale apple green paint  $295
10 ½” bail handle, gray-green paint 
SOLD

Third stack:
8 3/8” blue/gray paint  $195
9” bail handle, soldier blue paint 
SOLD
11 ½” dark blue, bail handle  $595

Fourth stack:
7” diameter x 5 Ό” tall, bittersweet paint  $545
11 Ό” wood handle, yellow paint  
SOLD
14” diameter x 10 5/8” tall in oxblood paint  $595

 

Fifth stack:
6 ½” long, finger-lapped, oval, oyster paint  $395
8 ½” dark blue paint 
SOLD
10 Ύ” marine blue paint  $445
14 ½” dark blue paint 
SOLD

Sixth stack:
5” early, natural finish, rose head nails  $595
6” 19th century, finger lapped, natural finish  $395
11 ½” diameter x 7 5/8” tall, rare double pantry, stenciled pineapples on lid  $895
15” rare size, bail handle, oxblood red paint 
SOLD

 
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Redware plates with triple quill slip decoration, 19th century, coggled edges, very good condition.
Left: 9 1/2" diameter; right: 10 7/8" diameter.

$345 each

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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-mβchι 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-mβchι. 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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Double silhouettes in same frame, probably father and son, 1820-40, original glass and frame, 12" x 9".

$395

 

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Barn lantern, excellent original condition,
frame 9" tall x 5" square.

$245

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Horse hair lint brush, 19th century, excellent condition retaining full bristles, one small brass tack fastens the handle to the base. 10" long x 4" wide.

$48

 

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Wooden staved bucket with iron bands, 19th century, old blue over original red painted exterior, red interior, tight, 11" diameter x 11 3/8" tall.

$245

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Left: Redware pitcher with lid, mint condition, 7" tall.

$160


Right: Redware pitcher,
mint condition, 7 1/2' tall.

$156

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Bail handled apple basket, great patina with painted blue center band. 14" diameter x 9 3/4" tall.

$98

 

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Farrier (horse shoeing) tool, brass, calibrated to fit horseshoes.
8 5/8" x 3 3/4" x 4 1/4".

$95

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19th century duck squeak toy, very good condition.
4 1/2" tall x 4" long x 2 1/2" deep.

$168

 

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Large pantry box in original salmon paint, mid 1800s, wood handle with toggled knobs, wood pegs, wonderful condition.
12 7/8" diameter x 7 3/4' tall.

$675

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Small 19th century covered Indian basket, alternating splints of natural and blue/black, best patina and condition, top of the stack. 8" x 4 1/2" x 6" tall.

$1400

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Pennsylvania firkin with lid and bail handle in original barn red paint. Tight and in excellent condition.
11" tall x 12 1/8" bottom diameter.

$450

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Handmade tin candleholder on wood base, Pennsylvania, first half 19th century, 34" tall, with flower shaped candle cups and great patina on raw tin.

$995

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Paint decorated Indian club in original polychrome paint with star, circa 1940S, 18 1/4" tall.

SOLD

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Early tin and wood grater with lollipop heart handle, 13 1/2" tall, excellent condition.

$115

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Rabbit ware plate, 19th century, no chips or cracks, 9" diameter.

SOLD

 

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Small burlap covered straw stuffed rocking horse, original leather saddle and partial tack, original ears and tail, sweet face.
33" long x 13 1/2" deep x 26" tall.
 

$465

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Yellow Poppies in Slant Handled Basket cast iron doorstop, wedge, "C.H.F. Co. E110",  circa 1920, excellent condition, hard to find form, 10 1/2" x 8".

$385

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Lamp marked "A and F Mfg. Co, Chicago 1880", excellent condition, 12 1/2" tall.

$285

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Small blue firkin, circa 1850, original paint, finger lapped lid, lozenge handle. Top 6" diameter, bottom 6 1/2" diameter x 6 3/8" tall.

$475

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Tin toy stove with original pots and brass trim, circa 1910, 8 1/4" wide x 5 1/4" deep x 7" tall.

$125

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Double lidded carrier in original paint decoration, Pennsylvania, late 1800s, dovetailed, square nails, original porcelain knobs.
12 3/4" long x 8" deep x 8 1/4" tall with handle.

$425

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Watercolor-painted silhouette in original frame with gold liner, cut and paste, circa 1840-50, excellent condition. 6 1/4" x 7 3/4". (Light spots and lines are artifacts of photography and not present on the actual image.)

$350

 

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Southwest Native American 8-sided drum, early 20th century, nicely decorated on both sides. Small loss to rawhide binding. 11 1/4" diameter x 3 3/4" deep.

$175

 

 

 

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Flint glass goblets, circa 1845-50, all in excellent condition.
 

Left: Inverted Palm goblet
$45

Right: Ribbed Palm goblet
SOLD

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Back: Ribbed Ivy goblets
$48 each

Front: Small Ribbed Ivy ladies tumbler, 2 3/4" tall
$48

 

 

 

 

 

 


Left: Roman Key goblet
$48

Right: Hamilton goblet
$48

 

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Iron "hearts" doormat in mint condition, early 1900s, 16" x 2'.

$385

 

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Adjustable iron fat lamp, circa 1780-1800,
16 1/2" tall, approximate 7" base diameter with rat tail feet.

$385

 

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Paint decorated oval pantry box, Maine, 6" x 3", original paint, excellent condition.

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Standing Rabbit master chocolate mold, tin,
18" tall, pre World War II, signed, made by Eppelsheimer, NY, USA.

$495


 

 

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Tiny firkin in original red paint, 5 1/2" tall x top diameter 4 1/2", base diameter 5". Lid is an old replacement.

$395


 

 
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Pressed glass flint tumblers, circa 1850, Sandwich or New England Glass Company.
Left to right:
Ashburton, 3 3/4" tall
Bullseye, 3 3/4" tall
Ashburton variant, 4" tall

$48 each

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Boxed puzzle blocks, all parts (except one picture), very good condition, circa 1940. Box is 7" x 8".

$245


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

$375

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

$595

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

$125

 

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

$95

 

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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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"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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