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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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Redware Cat Bank, 19th century, excellent condition.
4 1/2" tall, base is 2 1/4" x 3".

$156

 

 

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Small Pantry Box 3" Diameter, original robin's egg blue paint, finger laps, excellent condition.

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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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Small Redware Bird Feeder, 19th century, original red paint, 4" x 3" x 4 1/2" tall.

$285

 

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Two-Tier Hanging Wall Box, circa 1800, square nails, early paint history, great form.  
15 3/4" tall x 10" wide x 4 1/2" deep.

SOLD

 

 

 

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Small Mirror with Reverse Painted Roses, mid-1800s, original glass, excellent condition.
12" tall x 6 3/4" wide.

$395

 

 

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Shaker Peach Basket, original paint, stenciled initials "J.T." in black below the rim, finger laps at rim and base, excellent condition with great patina.
14" diameter x 11 1/4" tall.

SOLD

 

 

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Long Wall or Scrub Box, 19th century, original caramel paint, square nails.
23 1/2" tall x 7 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" deep.

$195

 

 

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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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Mortar and Pestle, original cherry red paint, Pennsylvania, 19th century, excellent condition.
14 1/4" tall with pestle.

$650

 

 

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Victorian Wire Compote, late 1800s, densely woven and in very good condition.
10 1/2" diameter x 6 1/2" tall.

SOLD

 

 

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Large Hand-turned Bowl, mid 19th century, well-defined rim and base. Never painted, a few scrapes inside as well as tight splits on bottom, no breaks.
Nicely out of round at 19 1/4" x 18 1/4".

$380

 

 

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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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Set of Three Tin Boxes with hinged lids and handles, circa 1930s, original red, green, and blue paint. Blue tin embossed on base "Tindeco".
6" x 4" x 3 1/4" tall, 5 3/4" tall with handle up.

$170 set of three

 

 

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Rare Miniature Decorated Stoneware Jar impressed: "Tode Bros 272 Bowery New York". Incised on bottom "TB" in a circle intersected with an arrow. Hairlines and base chip.
4 1/4" tall

$325
 

 

 

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Large Pantry Box in Original Strong Oxblood Red Paint, heavy-sided, early 1800s, 12” diameter x 7” tall, excellent condition. Impressed mark interior base: “E.B. Frye Manufacturers NH” (located in Wilton, New Hampshire).

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Rectangular Wallpaper Covered Box with newspaper lining, circa 1830-40, all original in very good condition. 9 5/8” x 7” x 5 ½’ tall.

$345

 


 

 

 

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Hand-turned Bowl in Original Robin’s Egg Blue Paint. Great small size with nice lip. Minor stable rim split as pictured.
Nicely out of round: 10 3/8 X 9 1/2” diameter x 2 1/4” tall.

$345

 

 

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Treen “Powder” Container in Original Mustard Paint, tin liner, incised decoration on lid, very good condition (flea bite at rim), 3 1/2” diameter x 2” tall.

$125

 


 

 

 

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Wallpaper Covered Dome Top Pine Box, retaining original hardware, circa 1830-40. Very good original condition. 11 ½’" x 7 ½” x 5 ½” tall.

$345

 

 

 

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19th Century Redware Plate with Slip Decoration, 10" diameter, great wear from use. What makes this plate so wonderful is the unusual mustard/light pumpkin color glaze on the body of the plate. For those who want color to augment their collection, this plate offers that! We're not sure if the configuration of the slip in the center of the plate represents the original owner's initials or is just decoration. We've offered two different views--maybe you can determine the answer.

$225

 

 

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Small Yellow Ware Bowl, 3 bands of white slip, great condition with no cracks or chips.
5 7/8" diameter x 2 3/4" tall.

$95
 

 

 

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Three Peaseware Covered Jars, all out of round.

Largest: 8" diameter x 8 1/2" tall, early split repair as shown. SOLD

Medium: 4 3/4" diameter x 5 1/2" tall. $235

Smallest: 4" diameter x 4 1/2" tall. $325
 

 

 

 

 

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Double Handled Canted Open Basket, original gray-green paint, square base with round top, made with sturdy splint, perfect condition.
14 1/2" x 14" x 6 1/2" tall.

$695

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Spatterware Creamer, applied handle ending in a leaf, 4" tall, excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

$156

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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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Chalkware Pelican Bank, circa 1900, original paint decoration, hollow body with coin slot, 7" tall, excellent condition.

SOLD

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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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Wooden Architectural Letter "S", circa 1900, original gold leaf, 18 1/4" tall.

$175

 

 

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German Candy Container in Early 1900s Soldier Uniform, bisque head made by a doll maker with outstanding facial features, attired in felt and paper, and sitting on a candy box under his shoulders. 4 3/4' tall.

$285

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Unusual Leather Basket woven on wood frame, multicolored shades of green and brown, excellent condition with no breaks. 9" x 11" x 7" to top of handle.

$245

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Chalkware Spaniel, southeast Pennsylvania, late 1800s, original paint decoration with loss of glaze to nose. 6 3/4" tall.

$245

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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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Mercury Glass Vases:

Left: circa 1900, 6 1/8" tall x 2 3/4" top diameter, original painted decoration, excellent condition.

$68

Right: circa 1930, gold lining, original painted decorations all around the circumference of the body, 6" tall x 3 " top diameter, excellent condition with no wear or damage.

$65

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Rare Redware Muffin Pan, 11 5/8" long x 7 1/2' wide. Great color and nice definition.

$395

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Candle Box in original hunter green paint, signed in yellow by L. H. Wallis Dr., square-nailed, excellent condition, found in Pennsylvania.
11 7/8" x 6 7/8" deep x 3 7/8" tall.

$395

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Small Redware Dog with rich, dark glaze and gilt collar, circa 1860-70, 6" tall. Loss under base as shown, otherwise excellent.

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Rare Redware Plate dated in slip July 28, 1886, 11" diameter.

$1250

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Dated Bowl in Original Blue Paint, hand-turned in cobalt blue paint with red interior, likely Norwegian American in origin, signed and dated "1881'" on rim, with initials on opposite side rim, 6 1/2" x 6 5/8" diameter x 3 5/8" tall.

$345

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Trencher in Original Dry Red Paint, mid 19th century, carved finger holds, 3 small make-do repairs at rim as shown, 17 5/8" X 13 1/2".

$695

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Small Harvard, Massachusetts Shaker Oval Pantry Box, swallowtail laps, original gray-green paint, ex-Tex Johnson, 4 1/4" long.

$495

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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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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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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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Cast Iron Horse Head Hitching Post, 19th century, retaining tie-up ring. Great form and wonderful surface patina. 9 Ύ” tall x 7 ½” wide. 

$250

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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