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|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
|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
|RARE CHALKWARE PAINT DECORATED DOVE BANK
Rarely found in bank form (for obvious reasons), depicting a dove standing on tree stump, with sprig of cherries. Hollow cast in two conjoined pieces, PA origin, mid to late 19th C. A particularly colorful example, retaining it’s dry original polychrome decoration, with expected minor paint abrasions from handling. No paint restoration, no chips or cracks, the base never broken open, it’s in fine untouched original condition.
Size: 10 3/4”H X 9”W X 4 3/8”D
|NATIVE AMERICAN CANVASBACK DRAKE DECOY
Reputedly Native American made, from Wapoo Island, SC (near Charleston), a graphic & simple stylized example, pine, early 20th C, retaining it’s dry original paint with crazed surfaces. Peg joined head, with nicely notch carved crown, adjoining wide, flat bottom body, & remnants of leather rig mounts. Age appropriate minor use wear, no cracks or repairs, other than fine, small finish nails now securing head to body joint. Very good condition.
Size: 7”H X 15”W X 7 1/2”D
|COLORFUL MINIATURE PORTRAIT
Watercolor or tempera on paper, housed in it’s original brown stained hardwood frame, with oval brass bezel & convex glass. Probably New England, C 1830, well detailed, with bright colors. Ink inscribed, verso, on partially intact, portions obscured/faded paper backing “Walter….. Born December ….1808, Died May 31 …….”. Handsome young gent, wearing high collared black coat, yellow vest, his white shirt embellished with gold draped jewelry ornament. Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 2 13/16”H X 2 5/16”W (sight), 5 1/16”H X 4 1/8”W X 1/4”D (frame)
|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)
|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)
|FINE SMALL SIZE PAINTED LANTERN
Terrific little lantern, in the best dry red original painted surfaces. Rolled sheet iron & glass, C 1820-40, probably New England origin. Everything’s original, including the bubbly glass panels. Good embossed details throughout; footed base, wire X-brace glass shields intact, tapered shaped top with ½ round conical vents, outswept fluted cap & folded edge hanging ring. Original door latch & hinges in working order. Folded edge, slotted candlecup with folded tab base. No solder used in construction…it’s all done with small folded ½ round tabs & rivets. Excellent untouched original condition throughout.
Size: 11”H X 4”W X 4 1/4”D
|EARLY RUSH LIGHT WITH COUNTERWEIGHT CANDLE ARM
Great form, with tapered octagonal base, fine twisted shaft rush pincer & candle arm. Early 18th C, forged iron & oak, America or England. Richly patinated chamfered edge base, the thin reverse twisted shaft flattened to form typical scissor form pincers, continuing to counterbalance arm with candle cup/snuffer socket. The iron with dry original black paint, retaining remnants of early candle wax on candle cup. Pronounced grain shrinkage to base. Excellent untouched original condition, no cracks or losses to base, an exceptionally delicate example.
Size: 12”H X 4 1/2”W X 3 1/4”D
|EXCELLENT SPIKE FORM BETTY LAMP HOLDER
Rare elaborately wrought double heart with sun decorated form, retaining dry original crusty black paint. Early 18th C, forged iron, American or English. Square tapered beam spike, forge split to rounded, circular Betty Lamp holder, acorn cap ended. The decorative backplate with central twisted shaft & flattened sun form finial, surrounded by scrollwork & double hearts. Very fine forge work, in untouched original condition.
Size: 6 3/4”H X 4 1/16”W X 6 7/8”D
|RARE HEX CARVED LOLLIPOP BUTTER STAMP
Fine deeply relief carved butter stamp with lollipop handle. PA origin, maple, early 19th C. The central circle of fern leaf hex symbol pattern, with semi-circular surround, & rope carved outer band, adjoining chamfered edge tapered lollipop handle, retaining original iron hanging loop. A few early small square nail holes on perimeter edge (unknown purpose), shallow backside short fissure. Untouched patina, very good original condition.
Size: 7 3/4”H X 4 1/2”W X 13/16”D
|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
|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
|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)
|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
|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)
|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
|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
|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
|FABULOUS NEEDLEWORK PURSE
Vibrant colors, great vase shape form, perfect condition. Early 18th C, probably PA, linen with cotton liner. Fine, thin twisted candy cane border & very fine gold colored seams & looped fringe top, all remarkably intact. Natural white & light gray-brown colored lower body, upper area taupe colored, with repeating semi-circular lower border, monogrammed “F S E” (?), both sides. Bold & colorful central tulip design, flanked by morning glories, each side. Interior lining with primarily red & purple plaid & line designs. Minor light soiling, the fabric in superb untouched original condition. An exceedingly well preserved very rare find.
Size: 5 1/4”H X 5”W X 1/4”D
|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
|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
|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
|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)
|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)
|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
|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
|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
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
|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
|PATRIOTIC EAGLE WALL PLAQUE
Spreadwing eagle with shield, clutching arrows & olive branch, with sunburst backdrop. Single piece, deeply relief carved, original muted gold paint with fine, dark patina. C 1920, excellent original condition.
Size: 12”H X 34 1/2”W X 1 3/4”D
|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
|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
|FINE PAINTED REDWARE APPLE BANK
Mid 19th C, PA origin. Realistically painted in dry red & yellow. No chips, cracks or losses, it’s in perfect condition, with fine patina.
Size: 2 3/4”H X 3 1/2” Diam
|RARE PAINT DECORATED NATIVE AMERICAN CUTLERY TRAY
Mid 19th C, black ash, New England. Dry original chrome yellow, cobalt blue & red banding, against unpainted natural ash. The wrapped rim intact, as are all corners & the open weave bottom. One tiny weaver split, central divider mouse hole, lowest central weaver with ancient loss, each end (all pictured). Very fine untouched condition. These are rarely found.
Size: 5 1/8”H X 11 1/4”W X 11 1/4”D
|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
|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
|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
|VERY FINE BURL MORTAR WITH PESTLE
Heavily figured throughout, late 18th-early 19th C, ash burl, New England. Rich, dark “attic” patina, slightly bulbous form, incised mid body banding, stepped, footed base. Original maple pestle, matching patina, elongated bell shaped body with knopped handle. One ancient short grain fissure at rim (does not go through). Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 5 5/8” Diam Base X 6 5/8”H (mortar), 9 3/8”L pestle
|COLORFUL FLAME FINIAL
Graphic form & color, mid-late 19th C, maple, American. Wonderful dry, crusty original polychrome paint. Elaborately turned & carved, probably a fraternal lodge incense burner (non functional). No cracks or chips, excellent original condition.
Size: 12”H X 7”W X 5 3/8” Diam Base
|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
|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
|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
|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)
|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
|RARE SMALL TEA SHOP TRADE SIGN
Excellent graphic small sign. Pine, mid-late 19th C, American. Vibrant dry, original paint. The oyster white letters with black & robin’s egg blue painted shadowing, against a chocolate brown background. Nicely shaped thin stock board, with original pierced mounting holes. Excellent original condition.
Size: 5 1/4”H X 17 3/8”W X 1/4”D
|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
|TRAMP ART HANGING SPICE CHEST
Elaborate Tramp Art carved hanging spice chest. Late 19th C, pine. Great crusty brown surfaces, original brass knobs. Fine upper broken arch pediment, with flanking finials. The lower crest of cupid’s bow form. Wonderful twisted brass rear hanger. One snowflake decoration, proper right side absent, otherwise excellent condition, with no repairs.
Size; 12 3/4”H X 10”W X 3”D
|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
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
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
|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