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Large 19th century hand-turned acorn finial in original paint with square nails at base, 13" tall x 9" diameter.

$395

 

 

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Pennsylvania bride's box in original paint decoration with bride and groom on lid, decorated on all sides, t-head nails, early 1800s, excellent condition.
12" wide x 9" deep including lid x 5 7/8" tall.

$885

 

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German feather tree stands in original paint and excellent condition. The largest and smallest are especially hard to find. Top to bottom:

Small  2 1/2"  square  $225

Medium  4 3/4" square  $225

Large  7 1/2" square $350

 

 

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German Belsnickle, circa 1880, all original, very good condition, 7 1/2" tall.

$645

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Decorated lidded stoneware cake crock found in Pennsylvania, nicely decorated and in very good condition with no cracks. 12 3/8" diameter with lid.

$745

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Large woven tin basket with handles, very unusual, well-constructed in excellent condition, 17" diameter x 9" tall.

$495

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Firkin in original bittersweet paint, brass nails, no staples, 9 " diameter x 9 1/2" tall.

SOLD

 

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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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Early German Santa candy container in blue coat, circa 1890-1910, base stamped "Germany",
7 1/2" tall.

$450

 

 

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Miniature doll-size shoo fly in original paint,
13 1/2" x 5" x 6" tall.

$210

 

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Sheep and lamb chalkware in original gold paint, Pennsylvania, circa 1880, mint condition.
6 1/2" tall x 8 3/4" wide x 3 1/2" deep.

SOLD

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Small set of three drawers in original paint decoration with carved crest, glued repair to left "ear", 9 1/4" x 5 1/2" x 9" to top of crest.

$195

 

 

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Redware mug, incising on neck, manganese decoration, good handle. 6" tall x 4 1/2" diameter.

$495

 

 

 

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Cutlery box in original paint decoration, signed and dated 1855, apple green paint with rosebud vine on front. 13" wide x 8" deep x 4 1/2" tall.

$355

 

 

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Handled gathering basket in original red paint, circa 1930, small breaks to center bottom as shown, 15" x 10".

$165

 

 

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Small paint decorated box, bracket base,
15" x 8 1/2" x 8" tall.

$475

 

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Early tiny lollipop butter stamp, nicely carved with a heart and flowers, circa 1800, rare, very good condition with no splits. 4 1/4" tall.

SOLD

 

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Blue Santas on a teeter totter, probably German, circa 1930, excellent condition, 8" wide.

$195

 

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Small stoneware mortar and well-turned wood pestle,  Albany slip on mortar.
Pestle 6" long; mortar 4 1/2" x 3 1/2".

$245

 
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Shown are some of the 19th-early 20th  century wood letters we currently have in the shop. All are early, originally applied to 19th century buildings and commercial signs. Some in gold leaf, others in gold paint. Sizes, fonts, and prices vary.

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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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Early 20th century German horse pull toy, covered in brown wool, button eyes, legs mortised through base, 9 1/2" long x 11" tall.

$295

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Paint decorated miniature blanket chest, circa 1800, with lidded till and old wallpaper lining, original lock and key.
11" x 6 1/2" x 5 1/2".

$895

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Spatterware jug, Pennsylvania, circa 1820-30,  excellent condition in vibrant  colors, 9 1/2" tall.

$445

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Cast iron Teddy Bear baking mold, circa 1920, 8 1/2' x 4".

$250

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Nicely turned treen castor, early 1800s, good working condition and good form, old filled worm holes on one side, 9 3/8" tall.

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Blue seaweed decorated yellow ware bowl, 1870-90, probably Ohio, rolled foot and rim, 11" diameter, tight hairline at foot doesn't go through.

$275

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Inkwell in a sled, late 1800s, all original in excellent condition, 5 3/4" long x 3" tall x 2" deep.

$195

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Rare adjustable cast iron stand, great piece for display, excellent condition.
 8 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 5 1/2" tall.

$165

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Early chalkware spaniel with polychrome paint decoration, 7 1/2" tall.

$245

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Heart shaped pierced tin cheese mold strainer with handle and three feet, 4 1/2" diameter, excellent condition.

SOLD

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Large "Bennington" glazed clay marbles, Germany, circa 1880. Hard to find size.

$19 each

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"Gray Beauty Pacers," Gibbs Toy Co., c1908, Canton, Ohio, mint condition.
19 1/4" long x 5 7/8" tall x 5 3/4" deep.

$775

 
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Spatterware plate with Pennsylvania peafowl, circa 1830, good condition with some staining, no cracks or chips. 8 1/4" diameter.

$265

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

$325

 

 

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Early 19th century footed bowl with great hand turnings and old repair, wonderful patina.
12" diameter x 2 3/4" tall.

$225

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Small 19th century apple tray in original oxblood red and back paint, square nails, nice dry surface.
14" x 9 1/4".

$395

 

 

 

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Redware loaf dish in triple quill design, coggled edge, mint condition, circa 1830-50.
16" X 9 7/8"

$950

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Cobalt decorated stoneware pig with wood spigot, early to mid 1800s, maker's mark, mint condition,
10 1/2" long x 9" tall.

$1050

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Early white painted peach basket, 11 1/4" tall.

$120

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Redware pie plate with slip design and great color, 8" diameter, well used.

$395

 

 

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Miniature blue cupboard, white trim and knobs, circa 1900-1910, great condition and original paint. Inscribed in pencil on bottom "When I'm 60, this is about 50 years...."7 1/2" wide x 3 1/2" deep x 10 7/8" tall to top of peak.

$395

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Small finger-lapped pantry in original Windsor green paint, excellent condition,
5 3/8" diameter x 2 1/8" tall.

$625

Small finger-lapped pantry in original soft grey paint, excellent condition, 6 3/4" diameter x 2 7/8" tall

SOLD

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Personalized silver teaspoons, early to mid-1800s, monogrammed top to bottom:

Edwin - sterling
Carrie - SOLD
Carrie - coin silver
Matilda - coin silver
Emily - SOLD
Sarah - coin silver
Nellie - SOLD
Stewart - coin silver
Pauline - sterling

$24 each

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Heavy sided pantry box, Maine, original blue paint, early to mid 1800s, excellent condition, 15" diameter top x 7" tall.

$675

 

 

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Bennington "tug" mug, mid 1800s, mint condition, 6" diameter including handles x 5" tall.

$195

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No. 27 U.S. Mail wagon with walking horse, Gibbs Toy Company, Canton, Ohio, circa 1910, legs work, complete, small litho loss to one side as shown, 22" x 7".

$745

 

 

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Small slat basket in original yellow paint, Algonquin Indian, very good condition with no losses, a couple of breaks in the splint.
6 1/2" x 5" x 2 3/4" tall.

$98

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Red ware mold, circa 1820, rare green and orange glaze with manganese speckles, eastern Pennsylvania, 7" round in mint condition.

$425

 

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Slide lid candle box in original red wash, tiny square nails, hand chamfered lid, circa 1800, 12" x 4" x 3" tall.

$275

Tiny slide lid box, circa 1740, carved from a single piece of wood, chamfered lid, "JAME" incised on bottom. 5 1/2" long x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4".

$175

 

 

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Abbott's "A" Milk truck, circa 1920, reads: "Laboratory controlled and tuberculin tested. Philadelphia and Seashore." Nice lithograph of cow and dairy maid, complete with original milk bottles in carrier. Small loss to front corner window frame as shown.
21" long x 5 1/2" deep x 9 1/4" tall.

$385

 

 

 

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Red ware mold with manganese decoration, circa 1840, very good condition, 5 1/2" diameter.

$265

 
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Ten gold leaf wood letters from a Wisconsin "County Bank," early 1900s, 10 1/4" tall, wonderful condition with appropriate wear, no breaks.

$950

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Jockey on horse pull toy, original paint and pull string, signed "The Toy Tinkers Inc, Evanston, ILL U.S.A., circa 1930.

$165

 

 

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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. Some wear to paint from use.

$495

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Large finger-lapped keeler in mustard paint, late 1800s, excellent condition, 18" x 8".

$625

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Small double lidded basket, nicely woven in excellent condition, first quarter 1900s.
Top 6 1/4" x 4", 7 1/8" tall including handle.

$195

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Hopi pot, Kachina/parrot clay, from Hano Village at 1st Mesa, signed by Irene Shuple, 1930-1980 period, excellent condition.
5 3/4" tall x 4 1/2" diameter top.

$350

 

 

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Pair of "poured redware" dogs from the British "Raj" period, circa 1870, rare and in excellent condition.
9 1/2" long x 5 7/8" tall.

$650 pair

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Horn of Plenty flint glass compote, circa 1850, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 8" tall x 7 1/2" diameter.

$185

 

 

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English creamware coffeepot with freehand brush decoration, circa 1800, in excellent condition with two flea bites to underside of lid as shown.
12" tall x 11" wide, base diameter 4 3/4".

$1650

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Uncle Remus cast iron bank in original paint, circa 1920. 5" tall x 2 1/2" wide.

$245

  
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New England ash and pine pantry box, circa 1830, original blue paint, 10 1/2" diameter, excellent condition.

$895

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