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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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Large Firkin in original orange paint, circa 1900, finger-lapped, bentwood handle, tight and in excellent condition. 14 3/8" tall x 14 1/2" top diameter

$485

 

 

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Small Splint Basket in original blue paint with black rim and handles, rim with carved finger lap, circa 1900, 7” tall x 5” diameter top, ex Greg Kramer, excellent condition. Please note the one break in the splint in the interior of the base, as shown in the last photo. The splint is all there.

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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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Spatterware Covered Sugar Bowl, green and blue mixed spatter and free-hand painted flower. Slight discoloration, no chips, small hairline under rim as shown, circa 1840-50.
3 5/8" tall x 4 1/2" diameter top.

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Stoneware Wax Sealer Jar, circa 1870, cobalt stripes, 8 1/4" tall.

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Pantry Box in original bittersweet paint, finger lap, 6 3/4" diameter.

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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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Pantry Box with Stitched Seams in original blue paint, 9" diameter, excellent condition.

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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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Small Pantry Box in blue paint, copper nails, pegged construction lid and bottom, excellent condition. 6 5/8" diameter.

$325

 

 

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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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Small Mortar and Original Pestle in original dry black paint. 3 1/4" tall x 4 1/4" diameter; 7 3/8" tall including pestle.

$135

 

 

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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 hand-turned bowl in original buttery yellow paint, mid 1800s, early iron strap repair at the rim, 17" diameter.

$395

 

 

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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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Trencher in original dry red paint, mid 19th century, carved finger holds, 3 staples at rim. 17 5/8" x 13 1/2".

$795

 

 

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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.

$1525

 

 

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Oval pantry box in original green paint with "Allspice" in red paint on the side, square nails and wood pegs, finger-laps, very good condition.
5 5/8" x 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" tall.

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

$535

 

 

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Pair of Art Deco Wall Sconces with brass stars circling the mount, circa 1940. Electrified and ready to hang. 9 1/2" tall x 5 7/8" wide x 6" deep.

$225 pair

 

 

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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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Norwegian Bowl in original cobalt blue paint, hand-turned, signed and dated "1881" on rim, excellent condition. 6 1/2" x 6 5/8" at the rim x 3 5/8" tall.

$345

 

 

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Early Brass and Iron Sprinkler, original green paint, wonderful form, working condition.
9" tall x 6 1/4" diameter base; arm length 11 1/2".

$88

 

 

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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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Small Buttocks Basket with early paint history, old red over white and black, no breaks.
5 1/4" tall with handle, 4" x 4 3/4" diameter at the rim.

$335

 

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Redware Loaf Dish with triple quill decoration, Pennsylvania, excellent condition. 15 3/4" x 9 3/4".

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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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Early pewter time-indicating grease lamp, rare, circa 1700, made in Europe for the American market (See Early Lighting Pictorial Guide, Rushlight Club, page 87). Hours are embossed on pewter straps around the reservoir.
14" tall x 5 3/8" diameter base.

$925

 

 

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

$60

 

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Art Deco modernistic doorstop, signed "Hubley 89", original paint. 7 3/8" tall x 5 1/2" wide.

$295

 

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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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Small apple basket with carved swing handle in original Windsor green paint.
10 1/2" diameter x 7 5/8" tall excluding handle.

$575

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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.

$195

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Mortar and pestle in original dry, dark blue paint, New England, circa 1850. Mortar 8" tall, pestle 10" long, overall 13" tall.

$685

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Elephant stuffed toy,
velveteen, fringed leather saddle, button eyes, circa 1920-30, excellent condition.

$195
 

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

$285

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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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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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