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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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Small Early Mirror, circa 1800 or earlier, original silvering, tiny square nails, frame with traces of gilt, age expected wear.
7 3/4" x 5 3/4" x 1 1/8" deep.

$225

 

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Standing Rabbit with Top Hat Doorstop, cast iron, early 20th century, original painted surface, Albany Foundry, #94, marked on backside near base,  10" tall.

$950

 

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Tiny Pantry/Pill Box  in original teal blue paint, circa 1850, perfect and scarce.
1 3/4" diameter x 1 1/4" tall.

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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".

$585

 

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Small Redware Jug, Pennsylvania, excellent condition.
5" tall x 3 1/2" diameter at the base.

$168

 

 

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Small Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jug, no chips or cracks, 11 3/4" tall.

SOLD

 

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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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Small box in original black paint, mid 1800s, molded edges, tiny square nails, working lock and key, tin escutcheon, excellent condition. 9 1/8" wide x 6" deep.

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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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Large firkin with rich early paint history: mustard, green, and blue. Mid-1800s, finger lapped,
12" tall x 11 1/2" top diameter. Age split to lid.

$345

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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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Country George Lard advertising tin, Mendota, Illinois, circa 1920, wire handle and great graphics, excellent condition.
6 5/8" tall x 5 5/8" diameter lid.

$65

 

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Small basket with blue and natural splint, no breaks, 7" tall including handle x 4" square bottom.

$285

 

 

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Late 19th century English horse brass medallions, used to decorate the saddle or bridle, approximately 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Windsor castle, Clovelly donkey, full bodied horse profile, stylized horse head, full bodied cow.

$28 each

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Flower frogs

Top: Very rare lotus blossom $95

Bottom: Rare eucalyptus leaf, signed "Dazey Mfg. Co. NY"  $78

 

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

$445

 

 

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

$495

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

$135

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

$195

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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.

Left:  SOLD

Right: SOLD

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

$395

 

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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