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COLORFUL J.E. STEVENS BANK

Vibrant chrome yellow, red & blue Bank building coin bank, embossed “BANK” over door. J.E. Stevens Co, Cromwell, CT, C 1870’s. Excellent untouched original condition, including the screw. Minor expected use abrasions. Rare color.

Size: 3 5/8”H X 2 1/2”W X 2 1/4”D

$ 500

OVERSIZED STRAWBERRY PINCUSHION

Rare large example, retaining good original colors. Velvet body, felt leafage, straw stuffed, early-mid 19thC. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 3”H X 4 3/4”W X 3”D

SALE PENDING

LARGE HEART PIERCED FOOD CHOPPER

Forged iron bell shaped blade, with inverted pierced heart & flared collar, adjoining lozenge shaped brass disc capped hardwood handle, with compressed ball terminus & iron collar. Ancient stable shrinkage crack, where blade end is mortised into handle. Early 19th C, found in PA. Fine dark patina. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 12”H X 5 5/8”W X 1 5/16”D

$ 450

FINE COCONUT SHELL DIPPER

Butter smooth coconut shell bowl, with incised carved rim, adjoining finely turned maple handle, affixed by equally well developed riveted pewter or silver ferrule plate. Early-mid 19th C, New England origin. Wonderful patina & condition, a very fine example.

Size: 4 1/2”H X 15 1/2”W X 3 3/4”D

$ 285

EARLY PAINTED FIRE MARK

Fire Association of Philadelphia polychrome decorated cast iron fire mark, in rarely surviving original paint. The convex relief cast oval plate depicting a fire hydrant with hose, dispensing water, against a landscape surround, flanked by the initials “F A”. C 1860, fire marks were issued by insurance companies to signify insured properties, & the priority they received, in the event of fire. The Fire Association of Philadelphia was founded in 1817. Excellent untouched original condition, with expected minor oxidation & paint wear.

Size: 11 1/4”H X 7 1/16”W X 1 1/2”D

$ 500

SMALL PAINTED LOOKING GLASS

Crusty dry original red paint, original silvered mirrorplate, backboard & iron ring hanger, the looking glass has survived in excellent untouched original condition. Even the tiny square nails holding the backboard are original, although two have long been absent. Pine, late 18th-early 19th C, American. The mitered frame is bevel carved, front & back. Minor imperfections, expected losses & foxing to mirrorplate, which retains a grungy uncleaned surface. Very nice.

Size: 9 1/2”H X 6 1/2”W X 1 1/8”D (overall) X 7 5/8” X 4 1/2” (image)

$ 285

VIBRANT BLUE PAINTED PANTRY BOX

Strong dry original blue paint, black ash & pine, iron bail handled, with turned maple lozenge grip. Iron tacked lap seam joinery, the lid & base are wood pegged. New England origin, C 1820-40. Fine patina, dark nutty interior surfaces. Minor imperfections, overall excellent untouched original condition. Early thick walled construction. Superb color.

Size: 6 5/8”H (handle down), 11 1/4”H (handle up) X 11 3/8”Diam

SALE PENDING

EARLY CANDLE SCONCES

Late 18th–early 19th C, rolled sheet iron, American. Fine dark pewter gray patina, with vestiges of original tinned surfaces. Fluted rolled edge backplates with demilune fluted, crimped edge crests, pierced hanging holes, adjoining demilune fluted, rolled edge drip pans & tab cleated fluted, folded edge & slotted candle cups, accommodating 3/4” candles. All solder seams intact. Very good untouched original condition, expected minor old soft denting.

Size: 9 3/4”H X 3 3/8”W X 2 3/16”D

$ 650

EARLY PAINTED SCHOONER WEATHERVANE

Nicely detailed example, depicted at full sail, on a stormy sea. Dry, crusty original polychrome paint, C 1900, rolled sheet iron, American. All iron rod rigging intact, the vane chisel cut from a single piece of stock, with rivet attached post brackets. Mounted on museum stand. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 17 1/2”H (22”H on stand) X 25 1/2”W

$ 1050

EARLY RAT-TAIL SPOON

Wonderful simple sculptural form, maple, probably mid-late 18th C, American. Great dark patina, the relief carved, thin rimmed oval bowl surfaces are crusty & nearly black, adjoining the arched & tapering long handle. Spoons from this period rarely survive in such pristine untouched original condition.

Size: 1 1/2”H X 8 7/8”W X 2 7/8”D

SALE PENDING

PATRIOTIC BARBER POLE

Dry original painted surfaces, the pole retaining it’s original iron bracket for graphic angled mounting. Pine, late 19th C, the swelled body with bulbous finials at each end. Free of any splits or cracks, typical

outdoor exposure wear & abrasions. Good untouched condition.

Size: 34 3/4”H X 4 3/4” Diam, projects 13” off wall, @ top

$ 1050

BOLD BIRDSEYE MAPLE HANGING CUPBOARD

Heavily figured, entirely constructed of solid birdseye maple, C 1780-1810, New England origin, probably Vermont. Retains original dry thin varnish finish. Exuberant form, wonderful craftsmanship; note the porringer shaped interior shelf & open, canted front carved well, beneath the case. Fabulous patina, the figuring is outstanding, throughout. Very minor old losses to applied door molding, near hinges. All aspects original, excellent untouched condition.

Size: 26”H X 19 3/4”W X 6 3/4”D

$ 1250

EXCELLENT PEASEWEAR LIDDED JAR

Classic form, in wonderful condition, superb patina. Maple, C 1850-90, Ohio. Beautifully turned bulbous, footed bowl, with domed lid & integral urn shaped finial. Original dry very thin varnish finish. Perfect undisturbed condition, no cracks, chips or losses.

Size: 4”H X 3 1/4” Diam

$ 550

AFRICAN AMERICAN CARVED GENT

Carved from a single piece of pine, wonderful gesture, he’s attired in his “Sunday Best”. C 1880-1900, found in northern New York State. Dry original paint, his pants & shirt ochre, jacket, shoes & tie dark brown. No cracks or chips. Excellent untouched original condition. Love the exaggerated facial features !!!

Size: 30”H X 9”W X 5 1/2”D

SOLD

PRISTINE CHROME YELLOW SHAKER BOX

The best of form, color & condition. Tiger maple with pine lid & bottom, C 1820-40, probably New Lebanon, NY origin. Copper tacked swallowtail fingers, the lid & bottom wood pegged. Vibrant dry original paint, with fine patina. Excellent untouched condition…..A rare find of the highest quality.

Size: 4 3/16”H X 10 1/4”W (lid) X 7 1/16”D

$ 3650

GRAPHIC EARLY LOLLIPOP HANDLED PIGGIN

Unusually refined example. Pine, with ash “buttonhole” bands, late 18th – early 19th C, New England. Dry use-scrubbed surfaces, with remnants of original black painted exterior, red painted interior. Thin stock splayed stave body, integral chamfered edge flared lollipop handle. The lollipop with nailed domed caps, both side. Inset chamfered bottom. Very fine construction, great patina, excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 4”H (body), 7 3/8”H (top of handle) X 6 3/8” Diam rim

$ 950

EXCEPTIONAL HUDSON RIVER VALLEY SPOON RACK

Very rare triple tombstone back fan carved spoon rack, with all the bells & whistles. Fully developed, with three carved crest fans & two additional fans on the front of the canted utensil box. Dot carved perimeter surrounds frame each of the fan areas. Pine, C 1720-40, rosehead nailed, in the best dry, crusty red paint. The three spoon hangers with eleven slots each. Great untouched patina & excellent undisturbed condition. Museum quality.

Size: 29 3/4”H X 16 7/8”W X 8 3/4”D

SOLD

RARE A.L. JEWELL ROOSTER WEATHERVANE

Copper, C 1850-67, made by A.L. Jewell & Co, Waltham, MA. Flattened full body form, with embossed five layered tail. Great patina, the body with almost zinc-like pewter gray surface, no doubt caused by a different alloy mix than the typical verdigris surfaces of the tail. This is likely a very early Jewell vane, only one other similar example known to me. The body of thick, heavyweight stock. All seams intact, with the exception of proper left side central tail feather, partially lifted (pictured). Overall, fine untouched original condition. Mounted on museum stand. Ref: The Art Of The Weathervane, Miller, p 37, nearly identical.

Size: 22”H X 17 3/4”W X 2 1/2”D

$ 4800

 

RARE BLUE PAINTED SHAKER SANDER

Exceptional vibrant original blue paint, classic form, maple, probably Canterbury, NH origin, C 1840. Pierced star decorated bowl, original Robin’s Egg Blue papered bottom. Superb patina & condition. Never seen another in original blue.

Size: 3”H X 2 13/16” Diam rim

SOLD

FINE TOBACCONIST’S SHOP TRADE SIGN

Double sided, fine original paint, graphic form. Pine, made from a single plank, late 19th C, found on Cape Cod, MA. Retains original iron hangers. Minor expected use wear. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 15 1/4”H X 46”W X 3/4”D

SOLD

PILGRIM CENTURY STAND

C 1680-1720, New England origin, from a longtime prominent CT collection. Never painted surfaces, with rich dry patina. White pine top, chamfered & tapered hard pine cleat, mortise joined lamb’s tongue chamfered oak post, adjoining chamfered edged oak platform, with hewn black ash octagonal shaped splayed tripod legs. Rosehead nailed & wood peg joinery. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 27 3/8”H X 14 3/4” X 14 5/8” Top

$ 1150

EXCEPTIONAL SULKY WEATHERVANE

Outstanding in every respect….great form, superb verdigris surfaces, fabulous untouched condition. Copper, the horse of flattened full body form, full bodied driver, with cast zinc head (note his unusual hat) & wheel hubs. Amazing that such a delicately detailed vane has survived totally intact, with zero restorations. A few very light BB dings to horse’s body, all solder seams intact. C 1880, probably J.W. Fiske, NewYork, NY. Mounted on museum stand.

Size: 19”H X 31 1/4”W X 11 1/8”D

$ 9200

TWO RARE WEDDING BAND CANDLESTICKS

Very rare miniature rolled sheet iron example, mid – late 18th C, dry original black paint, gold “wedding band”. Flared rim with integral chair hook, the stepped pushup mechanism in good working order, expected minor paint wear & light surface oxidation. Excellent untouched original condition. The larger example, equally rare, is copper, lightly silver or nickle coated, now significantly worn to a rich mottled patina. Flared rim with integral chair hook, pushup mechanism in good working order, the “wedding band” slightly askew. Excellent untouched original condition.

Sizes: Smaller – 5 7/16”H X 1/2” Diam (shaft) X 2 9/16” Diam (base)

Larger – 6 5/8”H X 1” Diam (shaft) X 4” Diam (base)

$ 850 – Smaller

$ 385 – Larger

YELLOW PAINTED HOGSCRAPER CANDLESTICK

Rare color, seldom found, early – mid 19th C, rolled sheet iron. Flared rim with integral chair hook, the pushup mechanism in good working order. Fine grungy patina with expected use wear & light oxidation, minor rim edge distortion. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 6 3/8”H X 7/8” Diam (shaft) X 3 13/16” Diam (base)

$ 385

RARE ARMADILLO BOOT SCRAPER

Graphic double sided silhouette, flattened full body form, on integral base. Great patina with lightly oxidized original dry red-brown paint. Cast iron, C 1940, John Wright Co, Wrightsville, PA, marked “JW”, side of base. Wright was the successor to Hubley Foundry, Lancaster, PA. Armadillo boot scrapers are seldom found. Excellent untouched original condition, fine casting detail.

Size: 7 1/8”H X 15 7/8”W X 2 1/4”D

SOLD

EXCEPTIONAL BLUE SWING HANDLED BASKET

Wonderful dry original Robin’s Egg Blue paint, recently picked from an early Maine homestead. Exceptional detail of handle wrapping; the ends “folded” into the handle (I’ve never seen this technique previously). Heavy weight black ash, mid 19th C. Interior of basket darker shade of blue. Excellent overall condition. A few minor old losses, underside of bottom, unseen from inside bottom, otherwise perfect.

Size: 11 1/4”H (handle up), 6 5/8”H (body) X 10 3/4”W X 10 1/4”D

$ 1250

SUPERB MINIATURE PAINTED QUEEN ANNE BLANKET CHEST

A TRUE miniature, with classic proportions, only a 9 7/16”W lap jointed case, in great original dry vibrantly decorated paint. Early – mid 18th C, basswood, found in VT. Exceptionally tall bootjack base, applied lower molding, overhung molded edge top. Two-tone green paint with chrome yellow pinstripe banding. Original brass escutcheon, interior fitted with small till. Original leather hinges replaced with brass, probably late 19th C. Lock plate & keeper professionally reset, expertly done. A LITTLE GEM.

Size: 6 7/8”H X 10 1/4”W (lid) X 5 1/4”D (case)

SOLD

TEAL PAINTED MELON BASKET

Rare teal blue dry original paint, the ½ round body with oval opening & wide carrying handle. Black ash, late 19th C, fine patina. Excellent condition with very minor losses, the most significant shown in pic. Very nice color & construction.

Size: 10 3/4”H X 11 5/8”W X 13”D

$ 685

SETTLE CHAIR

Wonderful form, dry original red paint, pine, C 1800, found in VT. Sloped arms, bootjack ended base, hinged lid with central underside dovetailed spline reveals it’s “necessary chair” origins. Hinged rear door, ½ round barrel form turnbuckle held, for chamber pot removal. Note the original leather bumpers, inner rear of arms, for holding lid tightly open, when needed. Trapezoidal seat, shaped front apron. Excellent untouched original condition, with expected minor use abrasions.

Size: 29 1/4”H, 16 1/2”H (seat) X 20 1/2”W X 15”D

$ 850

RARE EARLY LIGHTING STAND

Original dry Windsor Green paint, rolled sheet iron, C 1720-50, found in PA. Great form, with tall sand filled conical form rolled edge base, forged iron tapered end standard, the rectangular folded edge drip pan fitted with wide rimmed candle cups. Serpentine form folded edge height adjuster. Nice grungy patina, expected minor old paint losses. No repairs, it’s in excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 40”H X 8 3/8”W (drip pan) X 5” Diam(base)

$ 1450

FABULOUS CHROME YELLOW MINIATURE “DONUT” BOX

Rare size, rare color, rare condition. Poplar, mid 19th C, PA or OH origin. Delicate red & brown decorated, against a chrome yellow ground, with grungy untouched patina. Overhung base & lid, the underside of lid with raised profile. No cracks, fissures or chips. Excellent original condition. Sweet little no apologies box.

Size: 2”H X 3 5/8” Diam (lid)

SOLD

MINIATURE CARVED MALLARD DUCK

Nicely carved, beautifully painted, head in slightly turned pose. Dry original surfaces. Feet & legs metal, the carving hardwood (probably maple), C 1920. Contemporary base, appears old. Very minor imperfections, overall excellent untouched condition.

Size 4 3/8”H (on base) X 4”W X 1 5/8”D (bird)

SALE PENDING

OUTSTANDING GRATER WITH DRAWER

Terrific form, double lobed crest, with modified pierced lollipop hanger, domed grater surface, with full length drawer beneath, retaining original brass “mushroom cap” knob. Pine, late 19th C, from an old CT collection. Great dark patina, vestiges of original use worn red & black freehand grained paint. The rectangular case with domed ends, grater inset within. Minor ancient chip losses at handle, early brass hanging wire added. Overall excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 16 1/2”H X 7 1/4”W X 4 3/4”D

$ 485

EXCELLENT BLUE MORTAR & PESTLE

Vibrant early Soldier Blue over original Robin’s Egg Blue painted surfaces, maple, early 19th C. No cracks, chips or losses. Great patina. Swelled body footed mortar, with pronounced outset rim. The pestle with swelled lozenge handle terminating in flattened ball end. Excellent untouched original condition, no apologies.

Size: mortar 6 1/2”H X 5” Diam (rim), pestle 10 1/8”H

$ 1250

RARE, RARE, RARE RING TOSS GAME

Unbelievable survivor !!! Great form, dry original salmon pink & Windsor Green paint, original hemp wrapped iron rings. Poplar, C 1820, found in NYS. Big, gutsy fancy turned base, conforming mortise joined tapered post, brass finial capped. Expected paint wear to base, two short, minor age fissures, edge of base. Rings with some hemp losses, as show. A couple of nails absent, underside of base, a couple in-use added. Fabulous !!!!

Size: 19”H X 11 9/16 – 12 3/16” Diam (base)

$ 1350

DOUBLE TOMBSTONE PAINT DECORATED WALL BOX

Rare splotch decorated, dry red & black original paint. Fine, thin stock construction, shaped, pierced double tombstone back, shaped sides, deep well form. Pine, 18th C, New England. Expected age appropriate minor wear. Very good untouched original condition.

Size: 8 1/2”H X 8 1/2”W X 3 1/2”D

$ 1400

RARE SCONCE HOLDER

Wonderful & rare punch decorated rolled sheet iron hanging sconce holder. Early – mid 19th C, original dry black paint, PA origin. Rectangular folded edge backplate, with pierced hanging hole & profuse punch decorations. Three delicate angular folded edge soldered arms support the circular sconce holder, with punch decorated folded edge drip pan. Hogscraper candlestick, illustrated, not included, but available separately. Excellent untouched original condition, one tiny oxidation hole, front area of sconce holder pan.

Size: 9 3/16”H X 4 1/2”W X 4 1/4”D

$ 600

EXCEPTIONAL TOLEWARE DECORATED TEAPOT

Colorful, crisply painted, graphic form, great condition….this little guy has it all. Rolled sheet iron with wooden handle, early 19th C, American or English. The oval pot with double stepped top, domed cover & fancy solder finial. Tapered cylindrical spout, sweeping lobed triangular carved handle with rounded outer edge. “Chinese Red” painted body, with very fine gilt & bronze gilt leafage, black sprigs, black & gilt banding. Old minor expected paint losses, finial slightly askew, all solder seams intact. Very fine untouched original condition, the paint with fine alligatored surfaces.

Size: 7 1/2”H X 11 1/2”W X 4 1/8”D

$ 850

FRUIT DECORATED VALUABLES BOX

Folk art painted large valuables box, C 1800-20, pine, New England. Dry, crusty original painted surfaces, the red pinstripe & mustard banded lid with central fruit filled vase, on slab. Box sides & front with conforming banding & central white pinstripe lozenge, keyhole with diamond shaped whalebone escutcheon. Four compartment interior of box, & underside of lid decorated with hand painted blue & yellow marbleized paper, with striped mustard & ochre background. Central underside of lid paper label remnant removed since being photographed. Original brass hinges & iron lock. Scattered age appropriate minor abrasions throughout. Overall, very good untouched original condition.

Size: 5 3/4”H X 15 1/16”W X 10 5/8”D

$ 1250

EARLY SWING HANDLED BASKET

Wonderful early black ash basket, with fabulous patina & condition. C 1840, New England, double wrapped rim, single piece square nailed bentwood handle, adjoining carved & notched ears. The spiral wrapped base “foot” with minor old losses (unseen in situ), otherwise perfect condition. Superb basket.

Size: 10 3/4”H (to top of ears), 17”H (handle up) X 14 1/4” – 14 1/2” Diam

$ 750

DECORATED COFFEE POT

Classic “lighthouse” form rolled sheet iron goose neck coffee pot. C 1830, New England, dry original painted surfaces. Lobed handle, flared rolled edge base, domed lid with original brass knob. Decorated both sides, with central red flower, green & yellow leafage sprigs. All solder seams intact, very light age appropriate scattered paint loss & oxidation. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 10”H X 5 3/4” Diam (base)

$ 900

COLORFUL POLYCHROME DECORATED CHECKERBOARD

Vibrant original alligatored surfaces paint, pine, late 19th C, American. Thin stock single plank construction, with applied breadboard ends & pierced hanging hole. Excellent untouched original condition with minor age appropriate usage wear.

Size: 24 3/8”H X 15 3/8”W X 7/16”D

$ 650

EXCEPTIONAL OVERSIZED BURL MORTAR

Late 18th – early 19th C, superb patina & condition, very highly figured ash wood. Pronounced rim lip, heavy cylindrical body, finely turned footed base. Original surfaces, now butter smooth. Underside ancient base fissure, otherwise no cracks or breaks. Excellent original condition.

Size: 8 1/4”H X 6 5/8” Diam (base)

$ 800

BOLD YELLOW PAINTED PANTRY BOX

Strong original dry alligatored paint, nice grungy patina. Ash & pine, New England, C 1840-60. Iron tack & wood pinned, lap seam construction. Interior in early dry black over original green. Minor old sliver loss, top of body, unseen with lid on, otherwise excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 4 1/2”H X 7 1/4” – 7 3/8” Diam (lid)

$ 525

FINE PAIR OF WEDDING BAND HOGSCRAPER CANDLESTICKS

Rolled sheet iron, late 18th – early 19th C, old well patinated polished surfaces. Flared drip pans, rarely seen iron triple wedding banded, fluted & dished bases, the working pushup mechanisms illegibly signed. Minor drip pan denting, one wedding band with oxidation losses, both with minor denting. Very good untouched original condition.

Size: 9 1/2”H X 4 15/16” Diam (bases)

$ 750

RARE KOALA BEAR DOORSTOP

Fine example of this rare cast iron doorstop, retaining vibrant original paint. Embossed, backside, “No 5. TAYLOR COOK 1930 c “(opyright). Hollow ½ round casting on integral log base. Fine untouched original condition, with expected minor paint chip losses. Ref: The Doorstop Book, Smith, p 173,

Size: 5 5/8”H X 8”W X 2”D

$ 1200

NATIVE AMERICAN FOLK ART BELLOWS

Colorfully painted & relief carved oversized bellows, depicting a Native American. C 1880-1920, pine, retaining it’s original brass tacked leather (minor tears), still in working order. Fine original condition.

Size: 20 3/4”H X 11”W X 3 1/8”D

$ 650

TABLETOP CANDLE STAND

Rare forged iron double socket adjustable candle stand. Mid-late 18th C, retaining worn original dry black painted surfaces, lightly oxidized. Excellent form, the arched tripod tapering leg base terminating in flattened penny feet. Collar & reel decorated square standard, with central double reel & lozenge, continuing to tapered round upper shaft. Shaped double candle arms, triangular decorated tooling, convex penny ended, adjoining dished drip pans & rolled edge, slotted candlecups. Candle arms affixed to rectangular cage with spring loaded height adjustment arms, & very fine pigtail ended snuffer hooks. An exceptional example, by a master craftsman, in superb untouched original condition. Ref: Furniture Treasury, Nutting, pl 4115 for similar.

Size: 22 7/16”H X 12”W X 7 1/2”D

$ 2600

SALESMAN’S SAMPLE MINIATURE SHOVEL

Rare survivor, in pristine original condition. Beautifully carved, curved blade with finely tapered ends. Pine, late 19th C, found in Maine. Never painted dry surfaces, fine patina. Never seen another.

Size: 7 3/8”H X 1 3/8’W X 7/8”D

SALE PENDING

FRUIT THEOREM

Delicately rendered watercolor on paper, matted, within period beveled mahogany veneered pine frame. Depicting a cluster of several fruits, C 1830, American. Perimeter toning, old veneer chip loss, upper right frame corner. Barely visible small triangular image paper loss, upper right corner. Very good untouched condition.

Size: 12 3/8”H X 15 1/2”W X 1”D

$ 385

PAINT DECORATED CHECKERBOARD

Striking black walnut gameboard, early-mid 19th C, American. Hand planed single plank construction, pale celery green painted & dark brown stained surfaces. Playing field perimeter framed with wide undulating band & double row polka dot detailing. A home-made board, the backside with a few prior use small holes, one of which penetrates a dark brown playing field square. Excellent untouched surfaces & condition.

Size: 18 3/4”H X 12 5/8”W X 5/8”D

$ 875

SUPERB POLYCHROME DECORATED BOOT SCRAPER

Great form & great paint, a rare find. Cast iron, C 1900, American. Rarely found, I’ve owned a few of these in the last 45 years, although none with such colorful surfaces. Evidently used very little, and protected from the elements, this double sided example retains nearly all of it’s dry original paint, very lightly oxidized. The figures, although of flattened form, exhibit relief cast details. Excellent untouched condition.

Size: 6 1/8”H X 16 5/16”W X 2 1/16”D

$ 975

RARE OLIVE PICKER DOORSTOP

Pristine condition, retaining 99% of it’s original polychrome paint, evidently never used as a doorstop. Cast iron, C 1920, Hubley Foundry, Lancaster, PA, cat # 507. Hollow ½ round casting on integral plinth base, impressed, backside center “507”. A few very small high spot abrasions. Excellent untouched original condition. Ref: The Doorstop Book, Smith, p 214.

Size: 7 9/16”H X 7 3/8”W X 2 1/8”D

$ 900

GREAT LARGE SIZE HEART SHAPED & PIERCED CHEESE STRAINER 

Rolled sheet iron, C 1820-40, PA. Small examples are quite common, the larger ones rarely found. The overhung heart shaped base with elaborate snowflake punched, dished circular drains, above three V-shaped feet. Canted sides with rolled edge rims. Retains original rivet joined oval hanging ring. Fine, lightly oxidized, nearly black patina, all solder seams intact. Minor in-use imperfections. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 2 3/4”H X 13 5/8”W X 14 1/2”D

$ 1450

CHARMING EARLY PAINTED WHIRLIGIG

Pine, early-mid 19th C, American. Simple full bodied relief carved, the bearded gent sports a red cap, white shirt, carved red vest with black buttons, carved long blue coat, white pants & black shoes, all in dry original paint. Backside with paint worn central back area, surrounded by an old thin blue over-coating, quite worn & non-offensive, thanks to Mother Nature. Front of right foot restored, paddles long absent. Mounted on wooden base, when found, now properly set on museum stand. Expected in-use paint abrasions, overall quite good condition.

Size: 12”H (on stand) X 10”W X 1 1/2”D

$ 1275

RARE MINIATURE ANVIL WITH TOOLS

Great scale, surface and form. The black painted iron anvil mounted on bark covered log stand (appears to be oak or ash). Four realistically cast tools, iron, mounted with tiny tacked iron brackets. The tongs are operable. Likely early 19th C, just a wonderful little “must have”.

Size: 5 1/2”H X 3” Diam (log)

$ 850

MINIATURE CARVED FOLK ART BUST

A compelling primitive carving, with great expression & detail. Single piece carving on separate base, both likely maple. Figure stained dark brown, eyebrows black, mouth, bow tie & coat buttons in worn gold, as is the fluted base. Glass bead eyes. Carver’s initials “R. J” red color filled, back side. Very minor ancient partial loss to lower lip, proper left ear. Great patina.

Size: 5 3/4”H X 2” Diam (base)

$ 875

TABLETOP APOTHECARY

Pine & maple, C 1820, New England. Rich, never painted “attic” patina, original porcelain knobs. Applied bracket base & molded trim. Very minor use abrasions, excellent untouched condition.

Size: 18 1/4”H X 11 1/2”W X 5 3/4”D

$ 750

SUPERB PAINTED BALLOT BOX

Exceptional form & paint, C 1800-20, pine, New England. Original vibrant “exotic wood” grained case, dovetailed drawer with brass pull. The most sophisticated ballot box I’ve ever seen. Condition is excellent throughout. Includes 15 original glazed earthenware ballot marbles. No repairs.

Size: 9 1/4”H X 9”W X 8”D

$ 1250

BOLD POINTING HAND TRADE SIGN

Relief carved graphic form, mid-late 19th C, pine, American. Great dark “attic” surfaces with terrific patina. Carved from a single piece. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 9 1/8”H X 23 1/4”W X 1 9/16”D

$ 1250

RARE CARVED & PAINTED LOOKING GLASS

Small 18th C example, pine, C 1720-1800, New England. Original Spanish Brown paint, original wavy glass silvered mirror plate, backside black wash painted. Single piece carving with “stem” handle, appears to retain it’s original string hanger. The frame with incised three line decoration, top & bottom. Three ancient small wood chip losses. Excellent untouched condition.

Size: 9”H X 5”W X 1/2”D

$ 1450

SHAKER OVAL PANTRY BOX

Fine painted long finger oval Shaker pantry box, C 1840, maple & pine, New England. Superb original dry Windsor Green paint, the box with exaggerated long finger joinery, iron nailed & wood pegged. Great proportions & mint original condition throughout. Pics show color poorly….it’s a true Windsor Green.

Size; 5 7/8”L X 4 3/8”W X 2 1/16”H

$ 1050

PACKET STEAM SIDEWHEELER PAINTING

“La Belle Riviere”, C 1900, oil on canvasboard, original gilded pine frame, American. A well detailed sunset painting of a Mississippi Paddlewheeler, signed “J CORBETT”, lower right. Signage reads “LOUISVILLE – NEW ORLEANS”, at bow. The lower level with African American minstrels, cotton bales, etc, upper level with Caucasian passengers. Fine untouched condition.

size: 17 1/2″ X 13 1/2″ framed

$1850

PORTRAIT DECORATED KEEPSAKE BOX

Rare form, with portrait decorated lid, pine, C 1820, found in CT. The detailed portrait faux framed, against a yellow and blue whimsically combed background decorated interior. Yellow and umber faux exotic wood grained exterior, with fine pinstripe and meandering vine details. Excellent untouched original condition.

size; 11 1/2″L X 7 3/4″D X 6″H

$1450