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Early Turned Maple Bowl with soft "beehive" turnings, good base, double rim, never painted and smooth as silk. Nicely out of round at 8 1/2" x 9 1/2" diameter at the rim.

$295

 

 

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Mortar and Pestle in original teal blue paint, 19th century, wonderful color and form, stable crack to base as shown. Mortar 7 tall x 4 diameter at rim.

$595

 

 

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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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Small Wooden Apple Basket, rare form with carved wood swing handle, original Windsor green paint, bands held with brass tacks, excellent condition with no damage or losses. 10 diameter x 7 tall. Size, color, form, and condition.

$495

 

 

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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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Hanging Tin Candle Box in old green over original red, mid 19th century. Features a pressed fan back, excellent condition. 11" wide x 4 1/2" deep x 10" tall.

$625

 

 

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Firkin in original mulberry (red/brown) paint, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, last quarter 19th century, perfect condition with no breaks or losses.
9 1/2" top diameter x 10" base diameter x 10" tall.

$425

 

 

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Pair of Turned Wood Finials in weathered white paint, 19th century, from a widow's walk on a home in Topsham, Maine. Small losses to bases, but tight.
9 1/2" tall x 5 1/2" diameter.

$165 pair

 

 

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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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Small Painted Tin "Apple Tray", original decoration in perfect condition, circa 1920s.
5" across the top, 2 1/4" cross the base.

$85

 

 

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Large Hand-Turned Wood Plate/Charger, early 1800s, age split with the grain but stable.
Out of round at 11 1/2" x 10 7/8".

$195

 

 

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Finger-lapped Firkin in original teal blue paint, late 19th century. Small tight repair to back band of lid, as shown.
9 1/2" diameter top, 10" diameter bottom x 9 3/4" tall.

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"Dora's" Little Bench with her name painted at each nicely shaped end, original painted surface, late 19th century. 14" long x 13" wide x 8 1/4" tall.

$335

 

 

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Small Bellows, circa 1840, original polychrome paint decoration, 15" long x 5 3/4" wide. Excellent condition with intact leather.

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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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Well-Carved Pineapple Butter Stamp, 4" diameter, wonderful patina.

$78

 

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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.

$125 each

 

 

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Skater's Lantern with original cobalt blue glass globe, late 19th century, excellent condition.
6 3/4" tall excluding handle x 3" diameter base.

$265

 

 

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Apple Tray in original blue paint, 1890-1900, pine, cutout handles, nice tool marks on base, great condition.
23 1/4" long x 12 3/4" wide x 4 1/4" tall.

$385

 

 

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Pantry Boxes in Various Shades of Original Blue Paint, all in excellent condition.

Top to bottom:

  • 6 1/4" diameter, original blue/black paint $395
  • 6 1/2" d, dry original blue paint  $425
  • 7 3/4" d, original soldier blue paint  $425
  • 9 3/4" d, original dry robin's egg blue paint  SOLD

 

 

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Small Fanny Basket, circa 1920s, red paint circa 1950, tightly woven willow, good wear on bottom, no losses.
8 3/4" tall with handle x 7 1/4" diameter at rim.

$85

 

 

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Wallbox Scraped Down to Original Red Paint, circa  1830-40, square nailed, great condition.
11 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 13" tall.

$745

 

 

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Flemish Spout Lamp, late 1700s, brass, designed so that the fat drips back into the reservoir. Sand weighted base; flat back to allow wall mount.
11 1/2" tall x 6" deep at the spout.

$795

 

 

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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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"Penny Doll" circa 1900, pegged joints, period dress and pantaloons that are mostly hand-stitched (bow added later). Very good condition with some wear to head. 12" tall.

$180

 

 
 

 

 

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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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One Gallon Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Cream Jar, mid 19th century. Attributed to the pottery works of William Thomas, Huntingdon, PA. Stamped with 1-gallon mark and decorated in cobalt slip in a line of floral sprigs. Double incised bands at shoulder. 8 tall x 7 diameter top. Overall excellent condition: minor flake at back rim as shown; a couple of in-the-making flaws (see photos). 

 $425

 

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Round Tin Cheese Mold on three circular feet. Excellent condition.
4 3/8" diameter x 4 1/4" tall; 6" diameter with handles.

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Wooden Staved Bucket with bail handle in original green paint, late 19th century, iron bands, great patina, 9" diameter.

$165

 

 

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A Large Yellow Ware Sauce with Rockingham Glaze, circa 1870, pouring spout, applied ribbed handle. I love the bubbly glaze--so much texture and color. Rare form.
Gutsy size at 4 5/8" tall x 4 5/8" diameter at the top, 5 1/4" diameter at the base.

$125

 

 

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Small Dome Top Chest in original Windsor green paint, early 1800s, retaining hardware including a period brass ring pull on the lid. Turned feet, dovetailed construction, fine condition overall.
13 3/8" long x 6 3/4" deep x 8 3/8" tall.

$465

 

 

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Fanny Basket circa 1930-40, in original red, blue, and yellow paint. Excellent condition with no breaks. Found in Indiana. 13" x 10" tall at the rim; 11 1/4" tall with handle.

$170

 

 

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Lift Lid Box with divided interior, Pennsylvania, mid 1800s. Dovetailed, canted sides, square nails, scrub surface on lid, original mustard paint on sides.
15 3/8" long x 9 1/2" deep x 5 1/4" tall.

$385

 
 

 

 

 

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Collection of 11 Straw "Boaters", circa 1890-1910. Overall excellent condition, two with damage to the brim, one with loss to ribbon band.

$495 for the collection
 

 

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Large Staved Tub, iron bands, original robin's egg blue paint, excellent tight condition.
16 3/4" diameter x 12 1/4" tall.

$465

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pair Pewter Whale Oil Lamps, American, 1830-55, signed "James Putnam'" (Malden, Massachusetts),
6 1/2" tall.

$295 pair

 

Pair Pewter Whale Oil Lamps, American, 1830-50, signed "Freeman Porter" (Westbrook, Maine),
8 1/2" tall.

$375 pair

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Dempster "Short-tail" Horse Mill Weight, original paint, marked "58G".
16 3/4" tall x 16 1/2" wide.

$650

 

 

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Tall Wallpaper Box, 1830-40, found in Pennsylvania, good condition.
10" tall x 7 7/8" diameter.

$365

 

 

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Best Apple Basket, late 19th century, original blue paint, two handles, excellent condition.
18" diameter x 13" tall.

$595

 

 

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Ovoid Stoneware Jar, 5 gallon with freehand cobalt decoration of 8 cyclones, attributed to Zanesville, Ohio area, circa 1830-60.  Excellent as made condition with no chips or cracks, beautifully speckled clay, and great contrast in the decoration. A wonderful example of pre Civil War Midwestern stoneware.
16 3/4" tall x 8 1/4" wide at the mouth.

$1250

 

 

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Wallpaper Covered Dome Top Pine Box, retaining original hardware, circa 1830-40. Very good original condition. 11 " x 7 x 5 tall.

$345

 

 

 

 

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Early Half Stone Pear, hand-carved with hand-painted details, excellent condition, 3 1/4" long.

$350

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Dough Box in original green paint, 19th century, square nails, great interior patina, rare narrow size.
26" long x 12" wide at the top, 9" wide at the base, 6" tall on the sides, 8" tall on the ends.

$745

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Full-bodied Cast Iron Rabbit, excellent condition in old white paint with pink eyes and interior ears, early 20th century, 11 1/2" tall x 12" long. Many foundries made this form; this example is not marked.

$545

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Chalkware Squirrel Eating a Nut, late 19th century, strong original polychrome paint, very nice base painted to simulate grass, excellent original condition, 7 1/2" tall. This example is a bit taller than most because of the base, which effectively elevates the figure of the squirrel, literally and figuratively.

$695

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