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bear lead_tn 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

bellows e_tn 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

betty lead_tn  PAINTED BETTY LAMP

Retaining it’s original dry gold paint, with fine patina, beautifully shaped & punch decorated double cruise or “Betty” fat lamp. Forged iron, C 1720-50, England or America. Delicate twisted shaft chair/beam hook. Excellent untouched original condition. Very fine example.

Size: 11 3/4”H (beam hook extended), 9”H (body) X 3”W X 3 7/8”D

$ 350

chinese lead_tn  TEN COLORS CHINESE CHECKERS GAMEBOARD

The hexagonal star shaped playing field within a conforming hexagonal “frame”, with black background. Laminated wood, applied robin’s egg blue painted frame, C 1900-20. Minor use abrasions. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 15 5/8” X 15 3/4” X 7/8”D

$ 385

cstnd lead_tn 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

key lead_tn SKELETON KEY TRADE SIGN

Fine locksmith’s trade sign, C 1880, zinc, retaining it’s original gold paint. Two piece hollow cast shaft, adjoining solid cast handle & lock end. Minor expected paint losses. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 8 1/2”H X 24 3/4”W X 1 7/8”D

$ 950

 knife lead_tn BURL MAPLE CROOKED KNIFE

Rare burl maple woodsman’s crooked knife. Late 19th C, New England. Wonderful sculptural form, the finely carved handle with scrolled end, adjoining iron blade with original fine flat string wrapping. Excellent dark patina & condition throughout.

Size: 2 9/16”H X 9 1/4”W X 1 1/4”D

$ 425

parcheesi lead_tn  PAINTED PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD

Six color polychrome decorated, with central “home” hex symbol. C 1880-1920, laminated wood, PA origin. Crisp, well detailed design. Excellent patina & untouched condition. Minor use worn corner abrasions.

Size: 20” X 20 1/8” X 1/4”D

$ 975

 pony sign lead_tn CONEY ISLAND PONY RIDES SIGN

C 1920, sheet tin on applied pine frame, applied pine front molding. Graphic, amusing, speaks for itself !!! Retains original iron hanger rings. Minor use abrasions. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 18 1/4”H X 24 1/4”W X 1 1/16”D

SOLD

shovel lead_tn  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

$ 250

splint lead_tn  EARLY SPLINT/CANDLE LIGHT STAND

Forged iron, early-mid 18th C, crusty early surfaces, minor oxidation. Triangulated dished drip tray, three legged flattened foot base, adjoining twisted shaft ending in chair hook. Rivet attached slotted candle cup & circular splint keeper. Sweeping spring loaded splint holder arm, with attached delicate pigtail ended finger grip. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 9 1/4”H X 5 5/8”W X 6”D

$ 825

stool lead_tn CHROME YELLOW FOOTSTOOL

Great form, size & color. Pine, late 19th C, American. Exaggerated high arched bootjack ended base, tapering to fine narrow feet, mortise joined to it’s single plank overhung ended top. Dry chrome yellow paint over original celery green. Minor expected use abrasions. Excellent untouched condition.

Size: 11 5/8”H X 17”W X 9 1/2”D

SOLD

theorem lead_tn 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

bowl lead VERY FINE ASH BURL BOWL

Strongly figured throughout, with the best untouched dry surfaces & rich patina. Ash wood, New England, early 19th C. Lightly beehive turned form, with pronounced outset lip rim, & footed base. Typical very light interior chop marks, in perfect condition throughout.

Size: 3 1/4”H X 9 3/16” – 9 5/16” W

$ 1050

bride's lead  ROBIN’S EGG BLUE DECORATED OVAL BRIDE’S BOX

Fabulous painted surfaces, richly oxidized dry robin’s egg blue paint, against fine tulip & floral decorated lid & body. Late 18th-early 19th C, pine, lap seam laced construction, iron nailed & wood pegged joinery. PA German origin. Early minor losses to pine lacing, bottom edge areas of lid, upper rim of body. No repairs or restorations, very good untouched original condition.

Size: 6 3/8”H X 16 11/16”W X 10 1/4”D

$ 1250

 goose lead_tn MINIATURE CANADA GOOSE CARVING

Fine, well proportioned carving, retaining dry original painted surfaces, tiny glass bead eyes, & good painted feather detailing. Wire legs, driftwood base, underside signed “Hooper, Canadian Goose”. Pine, C 1920-40, New England. Very small old underside end of beak chip loss, otherwise perfect untouched original condition. From my personal collection, purchased decades ago, in the Boston, MA area.

Size: 3 1/2”H (overall) X 4 1/2”W X 1 3/4”D (base)

$ 400

horse lead_tn  EXCELLENT RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE

Classic flattened full body form, with applied ears & embossed sheet tail. Copper, with beautifully oxidized cast zinc head, by A.L. Jewell & Co, Waltham, MA, C 1850-67. Wonderful surfaces, the horse with verdigris & strong old yellow painted primer, & traces of darkened gold/gilt. The mounting rods in original black paint with traces of yellow. Very minor small seam separations to front & trailing rear legs. Excellent untouched original condition, no bullet holes, dents or repairs….. a very fine example. Mounted on museum stand.

Size: 18 1/4”H X 31”W X 2 3/4”D (proper vane, without stand)

$ 7500

tape lead_tn LARGE EARLY TAPE LOOM

Lollipop top single piece tape loom, with applied mortise & tenon joined pegged base. Cherry, mid-late 18th C, American. Rich, dark natural patina surfaces, pierced hanging hole. Slightly warped, in excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 23 5/8”H X 9 1/2”W X 1/2”D

$ 1150

teddy lead  EARLY STRAW FILLED TEDDY BEAR

Cute as a button. Cotton, straw stuffed, wool paw & foot detailing, ceramic ½ round “button” eyes. Late 19th C, American. A fine hand stitched example, in very good untouched condition. Minor soiling throughout.

Size: 15”H X 7”W X 4 1/2”D

$ 225

cutlery lead_tn EXCEPTIONAL FIGURED CHERRY CUTLERY BOX 

Dramatic Chippendale lidded cutlery box, late 18th C, probably NYS origin. Refined in every detail, a master cabinetmaker’s work. High, tombstone crested scrolled handle, with pierced heart, rabbet joined to the short ends of the four way splayed & dovetailed box, forming a central divider to the two interior cutlery bins, finely glue block joined to the overhung box top, with molded edges. Original brass hinges hold the conforming thin stock overhung & molded edge sloping lids. The overhung base rests on shoe feet. Dry original thin varnish type surfaces, mostly worn off on lids & handle. Two unobtrusive age fissures to bottom board, & a narrow, triangulated old “sliver” loss to one corner of bottom board (minor). Overall excellent condition with no repairs. A very fine large size example, the best I’ve seen.

Size: 14 7/8”H X 16”W X 9 7/8”D tapering to 7 1/2”D (base)

$ 1350

gameboard lead_tn 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

horse lead_tn  GRAPHIC RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE

A boldly cut sheet copper vane, late 19th C, American, worn original gilt & verdigris surfaces. A home- made example exhibiting talented craftsmanship. Great detailed mane & tail amplify the movement of the horse, on it’s landscape base. Heavy gauge sheet copper, original downrod affixed with soldered strap mounts, the other side with fine copper rod perimeter reinforcement, adjoining triangulated tail brace. Very minor small bends to mane & tail cutwork. Great surface quality & excellent untouched original condition. Mounted on museum stand.

Size: 17 1/4”H X 32 1/2”W X 1”D (not including base)

SOLD

loggers lead_tn  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

mirror lead_tn EXCELLENT PAINTED SMALL FRAGMENT MIRROR

Wonderful form, surface, quality & condition. Pine & silvered mirrorplate, dry, crusty Spanish Brown paint, over barely visible thin red wash, late 17th-early 18th C, New England. Every aspect of this little gem is pure & untouched. The rectangular mirror frame, as well as the pierced hanger/handle are made out of square, the hanging hole likewise not centered, all of which adds to it’s primitive charm. Thin hemp hanging string is early, although likely replaced. Excellent original condition.

Size: 7 9/16”H X 3 11/16”W X 13/16”D

$ 1500

picker lead_tn  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

   
sconces lead_tn  EXCELLENT PAIR OF EARLY HANGING CANDLE SCONCES 

The best form, tall & narrow. Rolled sheet iron, C 1800, New England. Untouched dark pewter color, with vestiges of original tinned surfaces, notably on backside. Each with semi-circular heavily crimped edge concave crest & central hanging hole, above rolled edge narrow backplate with embossed fluted bands, adjoining ½ round folded edge, embossed band drip pans & tab joined, slotted, folded edge candle cups. All solder seams intact. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 13 1/8”H X 3 1/2”W X 1 7/8”D

$ 1000

strainer lead_tn 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

wgig lead_tn  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

anvil lead_tn 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

 bust lead_tn 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

double sconce lead_tn  LARGE DOUBLE SOCKET WALL SCONCE

Tombstone crested backplate with fluted edge, pierced hanging hole & punched semicircular design. The sides & bottom edges folded, adjoining ribbed downswept candle arms, fluted & dished drip pans, with slotted, folded edge candle cups. Superb dark, grungy surfaces, remnants of wax residue. Thick stock rolled sheet iron, late 18th-early 19th C. Excellent untouched condition.

Size: 15 1/4”H X 9 1/8”W X 3 3/4”D

$ 985

eagle lead_tn  GILDED PINE EAGLE

Graphic, deeply relief carved from a single piece, early-mid 19th C. Retains original iron hanging ring. Gold gilt surfaces nearly perfect, with fine patina. Excellent original condition.

Size: 9 1/2”H X 13 5/8”W X 4 1/2”D

$ 1350

 house lead_tn HOUSE FORM HANGING CUPBOARD

Well detailed Tudor house cupboard, suitable either for wall hanging or table mounting. Late 19th C, oak, pine & basswood, American. Facade door reveals two shelved interior, with drawer beneath. Original surfaces, original brass hardware. Very minor losses, excellent untouched condition.

Size: 26 7/8”H X 17 3/4”W X 12 1/8”D

$ 1850

min chest lead_tn  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

painting lead_tn  EXCEPTIONAL CHARCOAL RENDERING OF OLMUTZ PRISON

Charcoal on paper, early 19th C, American. Inscribed beneath image “Olmutz prison celebrated as the place of Lafayette’s imprisonment”. Housed in it’s original painted pine frame, with gilt liner. The detail throughout this drawing is highly refined. Excellent untouched condition.

Size: 13 1/4”H X 16”W X 3/4”D

$ 1750

 sconce lead_tn RARE REFLECTOR SCONCE

Rolled sheet iron, late 18th-early 19th C. Round, crimped edge backplate with eight concave, tab mounted reflectors. Folded edge, fluted candle arm, dished piecrust crimped drip pan & folded edge, slotted candle cup. Original hanger, backside. Crusty dark pewter patina, with remnants of original tinned surfaces, backside. Excellent untouched condition.

Size: 9 3/4” Diam X 4 1/2”D

$ 950

splint light lead_tn EXCEPTIONAL SPLINT LIGHT STAND

Late 17th-early 18th C, pine & forged iron, New England. A rare survivor, entirely original, with great surfaces & patina. The whittled standard mortise joined to chamfered edge base, as are the splayed legs, each with nice carved details. Spring loaded jaw functional, the arms with pigtail ends. The base in dry original Spanish Brown paint, top surface with light char staining.

Size: 29 1/2”H X 8 3/8”W X 8 1/4”D
$ 1850

trencher lead_tn BOLD CHROME YELLOW TRENCHER

Early 19th C, maple, New England. The best dry original chrome yellow paint, with fine patina, the inside in never painted “attic” surface. Deeply sloped rectangular form, with pronounced chisel marks to all exterior surfaces. No splits or fissures, one tiny, thin old chip loss, rim of one short end (barely visible). Typical light chop marks & interior staining. Excellent untouched original condition.

Size: 4 5/8”H X 21 1/8”W X 12 1/2”D

$ 1350

apothecary lead_tn  COUNTER TOP APOTHECARY CHEST

Fine painted all original example, C 1820, pine, New England. Original dry red & black grained surfaces, lap joined drawer fronts, brass mushroom cap pulls. Wonderful size & condition. No repairs. Very fine & rare.

Size: 10”H X 20”W X 6 3/4”D

$ 1500

ballot lead_tn  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

hand lead_tn  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

 hand mirror lead_tn 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

nantucket lead_tn  EXCELLENT SWING HANDLED NANTUCKET BASKET

Superb form & condition. Rattan & ash, mid-late 19th C, Nantucket Island, MA. Original dry crusty varnish finish, rich patina, the basket flawless in condition. Excellent carved ash swing handle, two piece classic scribed ash bottom, the willow weaving fine & tight. Brass tacked handle & rim. No breaks or losses, no apologies.

Size: 9 1/2”H (handle up), 5 3/16”H (body) X 8 1/2” Diam Rim

$ 1350

painted lead_tn  RARE MINIATURE PAINT DECORATED SEWING BASKET

Colorfully painted, delicately woven. Ash, late 19th C, probably ME origin. Square, open woven bottom, canted sides, eased corner square rim, with delicately carved handles. Dry original chrome yellow, red, cobalt blue & white decorated exterior, unpainted natural interior. Perfect original condition, no breaks or losses.

Size: 3 1/8”H (body) X 4 5/8” (base) X 6 3/4” (rim)

$ 650

sailors lead_tn EARLY CARVED & PAINTED SMALL SAILOR BUSTS

Whimsical portrait busts of sailors. 19th C, pine, New England. Each carved from a single piece, primitive folky depictions. No losses, breaks or repairs. Both excellent untouched condition.

Size; 3 1/8”H X 1 ½ – 1 7/8”W X 1 5/8 – 2 3/8”D

$ 400 pair

abench lead_tn VERY RARE MINIATURE PAINTED BUCKET BENCH

Exceptional miniature with great original red paint & perfect proportions. Pine, early-mid 19th C, pine, PA origin. Wonderful form, the shelves tenon joined to bootjack ended sides with scrolled tombstone crests. Dry original thin varnish overcoat, the red with fine dark patina. Superb untouched original condition. Never seen another.

Size: 17 3/8”W X 3 7/8”D X 9 3/4”H

$ 1250

cat leadx SITTING CAT DOORSTOP

Whimsical cast iron Sitting Cat doorstop, pristine original paint, Greenblatt Studio, Boston, MA, C 1927. Flattened ½ round hollow casting, on integral wedge base. Embossed “COPYRIGHT 1927 A. M. GREENBLATT STUDIO 20”, back side. Mint original condition.

Size; 9”H X 7 1/2”W X 2 3/4”D

$ 900

shaker pantry 2_tn

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

boat-1_tn  

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-box-1_tn 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