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REDWARE SUGAR BOWL
We recently found this redware sugar bowl in Ohio. It has a mottled green and light amber glaze and retains its original lid. There are two pairs of incised horizontal lines on the body of the bowl. The overall condition of the sugar bowl is very good with a minor chip on the shoulder and 3 small flakes on the edge of the top. A drilled hole in the bottom has been repaired. This piece is believed to have originated in Ohio and dates to c. 1850. 4 1/2" tall x 5 1/4" diameter.
BRASS DECORATED SCONES
This is a great set of matched pair of single socket brass candle wall-sconces. Each has a semicircular drip pan with a riveted candle socket, that is riveted to the arched top and 1/2 canopied back plate. The back plate and drip pan are wire wrapped for strength. Each sconce is hand punch decorated with fanciful vining flowers. The backs retain their original oxidized brown surfaces. The sconces were found in Maine and date to the 19th century. 11 1/2" high x 5 3/4" wide.
HEART TIPPED SPATULA
Here's another find from Pennsylvania. We found this very fine hand wrought spatula with a great heart-shaped tip in Lancaster County. The overall condition of this piece is excellent and would make an excellent addition to any collection of early iron, hearts or Pennsylvania antiques. We believe this spatula dates to c. 1800. 11 1/2" long.
PLAIN AND SIMPLE IRON SPATULA
Another great Pennsylvania find. This is a rather plain and simple hand-forged iron spatula with a simple hanging hook at the tip. It does have a well executed rat-tail at the end of the hook. this spatula is in great condition and dates to approximately 1850. 15 3/4" long.
SOLID TIGER MAPLE FRAME
This is a hard-to-find solid tiger maple Federal era picture frame in its original or old varnish finish, original glass and brass ring hanger. The surface is a warm, deep amber and the striping in the maple is distinct. This frame would definitely enhance any type appropriate folk art that requires framing. The frame probably originated in New England around 1830. 16 1/4" x 12 3/8" overall. 13 3/8" x 9 1/2" sight.
HAND FORGED IRON & BRASS LADLE
This is a very nice smaller size hand forged iron and brass ladle with a fine rat tail hook and a small well-formed spade attachment at the bowl with 3 iron rivets. The handle has distinct transitions between the central round shaft and the two flattened hammered ends. This ladle does not appear to be mark but was reportedly made in York County, PA. We date it to approximately 1800-1820. 12 1/2" long.
SOUTHERN CHERRY & PECAN FRAME
"Frame made by Isaiah Moody brother of Dwight L. Moody and framed for Mrs. Wood." This notation is listed on the frame's original back paper. The frame appears to be made of cherry with an applied edge of what we believe to be Pecan and an inlaid band of what we believe to be pecan and burl cherry. The frame retains its original, mellow varnish surface and its original back board. We found this frame in the /south and believe it to be of Southern origin. We date it to 1880. 10 1/8" x 11 1/4".
FABULOUS SMALL FRAME
This is a fabulous small frame with deeply carved and gessoed curling leaf decoration and a gilt/gold surface. The frame and the R.S. Forks still life print are untouched since they were made. We date this piece to 1890 and we think that the frame would compliment any small, appropriate work of art housed with the frame. 9 1/8" x 7 1/2".
ORCUTT & CRAFTS JUG
This early Portland, Maine ovoid stoneware jug with the impressed mark of Orcutt & Crafts, was found in a very old Maine collection. These two potters learned their trade in Massachusetts and joined in a partnership in 1835. This nicely shaped jug has a tight hair line around approximately 1/2 the base. Orcutt & Crafts were the first potters in Portland and probably in the State of Maine. Even though this jug is not perfect, it would make a very nice addition to any collection of early stoneware. 12" high.
EARLY LYMAN & CLARK JUG
We are pleased to offer this early State of Maine ovoid stoneware jug by Lyman & Clark of Gardiner, Maine. This piece has a strong impressed makers mark, an early style of mouth, bold ovoid shape and a very nicely shaped applied handle. There is a tight hairline extending from the rear of the mouth down the back approximately 4 inches. This jug would be a welcome addition to any collection of early New England stoneware. It dates to the mid to late 1830's. 12" high.
Huge hearth fork that is hand forged from a single iron far. The fork's length at 31" can reach into any fireplace and the dimensions of the handle at 1" wide and 3/8" thick would permit lifting a huge piece of meat. The handle is chamfered on each side of the top and the bottom and it ends in a rat-tail loop. We found this great product of the ferrier's trade in Ohio and date it to 1770-1800.
WHITE SWING HANDLE BASKET
This swing handle basket has a double band rim which wrapped with two criss-crossing strands of splint. This basket is in its original worn white painted surface. There is one section of the rim wrap that is missing, otherwise it is in very good, well used condition. the basket was found in Maine and dates to the early 20th century. 12 1/2" wide x 7" high.
We are pleased to offer this paint decorated cabinet makers tool box from New Hampshire. As you can see, this tote contains slots for chisels on one side as well as compartments for other tools of the trade. The unusual aspect of the original paint decoration is the red and black checkered pattern. This could be the forerunner of carpenters' plaid shirts. There are repaired separations on each end which do not detract from this tote's appearance or integrity. We date this tote to approximately 1890-1900. 16" long x 8 1/8" wide x 7 1/4" high.
TIGHTLY WOVEN BUTTOCKS BASKET
Not only does this basket exhibit expert weaving, it also retains its original, applied apple green paint decoration. This tightly woven buttocks or gathering basket was found in eastern Ohio. The overall condition of this piece is extremely good. There are a few small breaks that do not detract from the overall aesthetic. We date this desirable basket to approximately 1900. 8 1/4" wide x 7" high.
APPLE GREEN OVAL MIRROR
Wood Oval mirror in original apple green paint with gold decorative details and ball feet with felt covered back board and easel back. This wonderful decorative piece dates to approximately 1930-1940 and could be used as a table top piece or as a wall hanger. 17 3/4" high x 14 5/8" wide.
TOP HAT WHALE OIL LAMP
Very unusual top hat form whale oil lamp made from copper. The "hat' has an almost spool shaped crown and a shaped and rolled "brim". The burner collar and burner base are brass and the wick tubes are steel. There is no maker's mark and no obvious purpose for this top hat form other than lighting. It is possible that it is a commenorative or political piece of lighting. We believe this piece is definitely American and dates to the mid nineteenth century. 3 1/2" high x 3 3/4" wide at base.
PIERCED BRASS TRIVET
Fresh from a 25 year collection in Maine. This is a very well executed brass trivet with elaborate open-work decoration including 2 hearts, a diamond, scrolls and open reeding. This fancy trivet is unmarked and dates to the mid 19th century and would be an excellent addition to any collection. 11" long x 4 5/8" wide.
PEWTER WHALE OIL LAMP
Bell shaped pewter whale oil lamp with a two tube burner. This lamp is in very good condition, is not marked but it is marked with a "5" on the base. The maker is unknown, it is American and it dates to approximately 1840. The burner is an old replacement. Approximately 3" high.
R. C. HALL SHIP STORE JUG
Three gallon stoneware jug with cobalt bird on a branch decoration. The jug has an impressed mark for "R.C. Hall & Co.- Ship Stores-Rockland, Maine" and the number "3". There is a small chip on the spout and stabilized flaking in the glaze. This is a very unusual and desirable piece of cobalt decorated Maine stoneware which dates to around 1870-1880. 13 1/2" high.
MILITIAMAN'S POCKET COMPANION
Militiaman's Pocket Companion by Joseph Lord published by W. F. Norman, Hudson, NY, 1822. Overall the book is in very good used condition. The marbled boards are worn but intact and the paper has light to moderate overall staining. However, the illustrations are all present. This little manual gives great insight into the training of our early military. c. 1822.
COLORFUL STONE GRAPES
We have two bunches of vintage stone grapes which are being offered separately. Both are connected to actual wooden grape stems and both bunches are in very good original condition and evidence their age and use. Either bunch would make excellent addition to any stone fruit collection or early American decor.
Green Bunch $165. Red Bunch $250.
SAGE GREEN BASKET
If you have been looking for a great basket to add to your collection, this is the one. This late 19th century basket retains its original, dry light sage green paint. It has a single swing handle with a great shape attached to the basket with woven on and shaped loops. The basket has a round top over a single wide band of splint over narrow splint. The body of the basket gradually transitions from a square bottom to the round top. 11" wide, 6 1/2" square bottom, 6 1/2" high.
REDWARE SHEEP MOLD
This is a redware lamb food mold with a glazed interior. Both halves are in very good condition with no significant chips, hairlines or checks. The mold, which retains its original steel clip, has an exterior surface that evidences plenty of use and still produces a crisp casting as demonstrated by the plaster lamb in the picture. The mold was found in the midwest and dates to approximately 1870. 9 3/4" L x 6 1/2" H.
TRIPLE THE LIGHT
Very hard to find triple socket candle sconce with hand punched heart on plain flat back and base. Folded tin base is reinforced with "S" scrolled shelf supports. The sconce is hung with two soldered tabs which are joined by a heavy wire horizontal accessory hanger. This piece is unmarked, was found in PA and dates to about 1840. 15 1/2" W x 13" H x 3 3/4" D.
DOUBLE CHALK BOARD
Very unusual folding chalk board with pine chamfered back boards. The frame is 1/2 lapped with wood pegs and is reinforced by the original brass corner braces. This piece has a great natural surface and retains a hand written exercise in old script on the old chalkboard. It was found in Maine and dates to 1820-1840. 13 1/2" h x 9 3/4" w-folded.
LIGHT THE WAY
Raw tin single socket candle sconce with hand punched heart on flat, fluted back and base. Cut tab hangers, flat riveted accessory hanger and two "S" scrolled shelf supports. American. 1840. 10" w x 13" h x 4" d.
PA salt glazed stoneware pitcher with a single cobalt tulip on the front and Albany slip interior. There is a single incised horizontal line at the waist. This piece is in excellent condition with no flakes, chips, hairlines or cracks. c. 1860-1870. 8 1/2" high.
LETS GO CLAMMING!
We are pleased to offer this hard to find clam gathering basket from Maine. This piece has a string wrapped wire arched handle attached to the wire frame which has a round top and square bottom. The basket is formed by wood splint that is woven through the wire ribs. This basket retains its original gray paint and dates to around 1900. Ready for you to gather your next meal. 12 3/8" top, 8 1/2" bottom, 8 3/8" high.
BAUSCH & LOMB MICROSCOPE
Professional quality microscope made by Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, NY. This microscope has a single eye piece and a 4 and 16 mm lens. The frame is made from heavy cast iron with brass adjustment knobs and lens tubes. This piece is complete with the exception of the lens clips. Formerly the property of the Glidden Company. American, c. 1915.
SOUTHERN REDWARE JAR
Beautiful redware jar with triple incised horizontal lines and applied strap handles with incised line decoration. This piece has a clear lead glaze, a small lip and a fantastic ovoid shape. There are no significant chips and no cracks, through there is some glaze flaking on the rim and on the base. It appears to have originated in VA or TN and dates to 1820 to 1830. 11" high, 7 3/8" top opening, 7 1/4" at base, 11 1/2" handle to handle.
Although we can no longer be sure of the original purpose of this piece, it appears to be possibly a seed sorter or organizer. It is constructed of square nailed pine, has canted sides and retains its original, unfinished surface. This sorter was found in the mid-west and dates to approximately 1850. 195/8" high x 9 7/8" wide x 4 3/4" deep.
Round papier mache snuff box with black lacquer finish and a hand painted Madonna and Child on the lid. The box has a few chips to the lacquer though the scene is in tact. Unsigned. probably English or American. c. 1850. 2 7/8" diameter
DECORATED STORAGE BASKET
This is an extremely nice storage basket with two carved handles, with multiple widths of splint and a wooden rim band. The weaver used alternating bands of natural and blue dyed splint to create a pleasing geometric design. There is one small break in the edge of the bottom. Otherwise,it is in perfect condition. This basket originated in Ohio and dates to approximately 1890. 13" x 13 3/4" x 6" high.
SALMON BOOT SCRAPER
Great cast iron boot scraper with reeded columns, ball finials and multiple horizontal bands. This scraper retains most of its old and original salmon paint. Currently displayed in a painted wooden block. The piece is unmarked and dates to approximately 1860. 12" wide x 9" high.
Great rectangular gathering basket with hand carved, extra long hoop handle, wrapped and decoratively painted cobalt blue bands. This piece would make an excellent addition to any basket or country collection. There is one minor break in the weave at a bottom corner otherwise the basket is in very good condition. Found in Maine. c. 1910. 17 1/4" x 10 1/2" x 9".
EARLY IRON GREASE LAMP
Hand forged iron hanging grease lamp with its original hanging hook. This piece is wrought from a single heavy piece of iron that necessitated the shaping of the bowl with spout and the formation of the vertical, arrow-shaped hanger. This early grease lamp was found in MA and dates to the early to mid 18th century. 11" high, 4 1/4" wide bowl.
DECORATED KNIFE TRAY
Philadelphia style knife tray with deeply scalloped and canted sides and divider. This unusual piece retains the original mahoganized finish with green and mustard striping and yellow hand painted flourishes on all sides. The tray is complete with minor repairs to some spurs. The centennial Philadelphia style tray features nailed construction and dates to 1870-1880. 15 3/8" w x 9 1/4" d x 5" h.
Perfect 2 handle storage basket made from natural splint with mustard painted mirror-image triangles on each long side. The handles are hand carved and 1/2 mortised to the band. Found in Kentucky. c. 1900-1920. 11 3/8" wide x 8 5/8" deep x 5 1/2" high.
Early Theorem Stenciled Tray
Hand stenciled tole tray decorated with a polychrome spray of fruit in the center surrounded by a border of gold grape leaves. The tray exhibits all-over tight crazing that is appropriate to the age of this piece. Unmarked. Found in Ohio. c. 1850. 17 1/2" wide x 12 3/4" high.
6" Redware Jar
Very nice and unusual redware jar or vase in a rich dark glaze. The unnamed potter created a very crisp rim, an incised band of a wavy line bordered by horizontal lines and a well formed base. Glaze flaking around the rim and an unglazed spot. No cracks or major chips. Possibly PA. c. 1830. 6" high.
LIGHT UP YOUR LIGHTING COLLECTION
This would be a very nice addition to any early lighting collection. Very unusual hogscraper candlestick made with three metals: brass, copper and steel. The candlestick is complete with original steel push-up and copper chair hook. There may be a faint, worn mark on the push-up. The shaft is attached with a large hand-made flat nut. Possibly American. c. 1830-1840. 7 1/4" high.
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