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Shaker-made Oval Pantry Box in original red paint, circa 1840, with "Nancy" and initials "B x B" well-carved on lid, four nicely shaped finger laps, copper nails. 11 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 4 7/8" tall.

SOLD

 

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Hopi Ceremonial Vessel, circa 1910, perfect condition.
6 7/8" tall x 3 7/8" top diameter.

$675

 

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Trencher in Original White Paint, mid 19th century, excellent condition with appropriate wear.
24 1/2" long x 13 1/4" wide x 4 1/4" high.

$595

 

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Bail-Handled Pantry Box , 9 1/2" diameter, in original brick red paint, heavy-sided, mid 19th century, Maine origin.

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Postal Scale made by Weis Manufacturing Company, Monroe, Michigan, USA, circa 1900. Perfect working order. 14 3/4" long x 5" deep x 6" tall.

$85

 

 

 

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Early Redware Dish decorated in a tic tac toe design, circa 1820-40, Pennsylvania, 6 3/4" diameter. Appropriate wear with rim chips, no cracks.

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Large 19th Century Wooden Bowl, hand-turned with lip at rim, original Robin's egg blue paint, 14" x 15".

$395

 

 

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Early Windsor Footstool, circa 1800, chestnut, splayed legs with great turnings, in very good condition.
15" long x 8 3/4" wide x 6 1/2" tall.

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Bail-Handled Pantry Box in original Robin's egg blue paint, circa 1850-60. 9 1/2" diameter x 5 5/8" tall. Inscribed on bottom "Dear Antie Dorothy (?) Jan 3, 18??".

$495

 

 

 
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Cast Iron Fruit Basket Doorstop, circa 1920, original polychrome paint, excellent condition, 8" tall.

$115

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Deep Burl Bowl, circa 1890-1900, beautifully turned, slightly flared at the rim, shaped base, exceptional condition retaining a museum label.
9 3/8" diameter x 5 1/8" tall.

$675

 

 

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Iron Bull pull Toy, circa 1920s, in original mint condition. 7 1/4" long x 5 1/4" tall x 3 3/8" deep.

$675

 

 

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Victorian Doll, circa 1870, composite head, carved wooden arms and hands, one glass and one painted eye, in period clothing with two petticoats and pantaloons, loss to dress as shown. 24" tall.

$265

 

 

 

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"The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air" Convertible Sign, embossed tin, original painted surface showing signs of age, 22" long x 8 3/4" tall.

From an era when American consumers became enamored with technology, the legendary 1957 Chevy Bel Air became the first production V-8 passenger car to boast General Motors' new Ramjet Fuel Injection technology.

$190

 

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Rooster Weathervane, circa 1920-40, hollow-bodied tin on iron arrow directional, in original paint.
21" long x 9 1/4" tall.

$425

 

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Early Mortar and Pestle, nicely turned in original dry blue paint, mid 19th century, Pennsylvania, no chips or cracks. Mortar: 7 3/4" tall x 5 1/4" diameter; pestle: 10" long; both 13 1/4" tall.

$625

 

 

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American Painted Tin Bread or Apple Tray, 19th century, Pennsylvania, original hand-painted decoration. 12 1/2" long x 8 3/8" wide.
Ex Jack and Nina Hauck collection.

$475

 

 

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Small Dome Top Chest, first half 19th century, original paint direction, iron escutcheon with working lock and key. 13" wide x 9" tall x 7 1/4" deep.

$335

 

 

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Wooden Butter dish with insert, circa 1850, carved 'Butter" on rim, 6" diameter.

$148

Butter knife with wooden handle carved "Butter". Rare.

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Brass Tinder Box, circa 1800, 11" long, box 5" diameter.

$375

 

 

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Tin Hanging Candle Box, circa 1840, original black paint, 12" long.

$345

 

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Cast Metal Full-Bodied Eagle on an orb with a string of metal balls hanging from his beak, nicely detailed, 8” tall and 9” wingspan, circa 1930. There is no evidence that he was ever mounted outside, so he must have been used to adorn a price of furniture, flag pole, etc. Mounted on a contemporary wood base in green paint.


$175

 

 

 

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Small 19th Century Yellow Ware Pitcher, blue seaweed decoration on wide band of Bristol slip bordered by two dark brown bands, 1850-80, no chips, cracks, or hairlines. 5” tall x 3 5/8” diameter at rim.

$275

 

 

 

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Small Chalkware Cat Bank, circa 1920, original paint decoration with green bowtie and inscription on bottom: "Mother...(illegible)...little girl". Very good condition.
6 1/2" tall x 4" deep x 3 1/2" wide.

$145

 

 

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Scarce Small Handled Bundt Shaped House Basket with double hinged half oval lids, New England, mid to late 19th century, very fine condition with great color, one minor break at rim but no losses. Would have been used for sewing, lunches, etc. 8 Ό” x 5 Ύ” x 5” deep, 10” tall including handle. Purchased from a Milwaukee, Wisconsin estate almost 20 years ago.

$225

 

 

 

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Stick Spatter Bowl, 1870-80, unmarked, 10” diameter, freehand painting with red rosettes cut sponge decoration, excellent condition with strong color and no chips, cracks, or hairlines.

$95

 

 

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Miniature Shaker Double-lidded Basket, New England, circa 1920, finely woven ash splint. A few minor losses; missing both tiny toggles.
Rare size at 5" long x 3 1/8" deep x 3 3/8" tall, 5 3/4" tall with handles.

$395

 

 

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19th Century Miniature Turned Mortar and Pestle in beautiful original natural surface, no cracks or damage, 4 Ό” tall x 2 Ύ” diameter.

$195

 

 

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Small Painted Box, pine, second half 19th century, old blue paint, original hardware, marbled paper interior.
10” x 5 ½’” x 4” tall.

$295

 

 

 

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Cast Iron Bookends by Bradley and Hubbard from the “Bird Series”, Bluejay and Bobolink. 1925, signed. Mint condition.
5” x 6” x 2 1/4”.

$875 pair

 

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Urn-Shaped Mirrored Tin Vase, circa 1830, receptacle for flowers on the back, all original. Beautifully constructed with a wonderful presence.
15 1/2" tall x 10 3/4" wide x 5 1/8" deep.

$645

 

 

 

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19th Century Half Moon Architectural Fan Light Window Frame in old weathered soft green paint, with nicely beveled dividers, well-constructed, mortised.
36" wide x 18" tall x 1 5/16" thick.

$395

 

 

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Two Pine Milliner's Boxes in wonderful original green paint, American, 19th century, each with black stenciled lettering: one labeled "Assorted Trimming" and the other "Dress Buttons." These boxes are in excellent condition with minor wear, shrinkage separation to top. Each 21” wide x 14” deep x 7 Ό tall. 

$2600 pair

 

 

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Small 19th Century Full-Bodied Zinc Sunflower, a fragment of an architectural piece, wonderful surface, with iron wall mount for hanging if desired.
11 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 1" thick.

$265

 

 

 

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19” Pantry Box in Strong Original Blue Paint. 8” stable split in band, top and base seamed due to diameter. 19” diameter x 6 Ύ" tall.

$895

 

 

 

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Stoneware Cake Crock, 19th century, heavily decorated with well-formed extruded handles, 8” d x 5” tall. Very fine condition with a small shallow chip on the bottom edge and chips on one handle as shown. No cracks.

$775

 

 

 

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Pantry Box in Original Apple Green Paint with opposing fingers, mid 19th century, inscribed "J P" on lid. Perfect condition. 6 1/2" diameter.

$425

 

 

 

 

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Small Black over Red Paint Decorated Dome Top Document Box, circa 1820-1840, dovetailed, paint decoration extends on all four sides. All original including hinges as well as hasp, lock, and keeper. Great small size at 14" x 8" x 7". Excellent untouched condition.

$985

 

 

 

 

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Stoneware Milk Pan, 19th century, attributed to Enoch Burnett, Washington, DC. Strong cobalt decoration all around the body, pouring spout, no capacity mark. Nice small size at 9” diameter x 3 ½” deep. Edge chips as shown, no cracks.

Enoch Burnett married Margret Remmey, making him Henry Remmey's son-in-law.

If you owned a dairy cow in the 19th century, you were familiar with milk pans, which were used in the butter-making process. After a cow was milked, the milk was poured into a shallow pan and left to cool for a day or two, allowing the milk to settle and the cream to rise. The cream was then skimmed off the top and churned into butter.  In addition to stoneware examples, you can find pottery milk pans in redware and yellow ware. 

$895

 

 

 

 

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Lion Pipsqueak Toy, very good condition with minimal expected wear.  Late 1800s.
3 1/4" long x 4" tall x 1 1/2" deep.

$165

 

 

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Rare Set of 9 Shaker Berry Baskets. Large, low-sided double-wall staved picking basket with swinging bail handle, original dry surface in excellent condition, and 8 open-staved berry baskets, original dry surface, 2 with breaks. Large: 14 “d x 5 Ό” t; center small 5” d x 3” t; remaining 7 at 3 Ύ” d x 2 ½” t.

$1590

 

 

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Large American Redware Bowl, circa 1880, rare size 16" x 5 1/4". One handle broken.

$795

 

 

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Redware Jar, possibly Galena, Illinois, circa 1850, in a beautiful multicolored glaze of olive green, orange, and yellow, with "eyes" and a nicely rolled rim characteristic of early Galena redware. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines.  One stone ping that occurred during firing. 
8 3/8" tall x 6" diameter base.

$985

 

 

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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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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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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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