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DARK BLUE APPLE TRAY
What a find! This apple tray retains its original dark blue paint with great red trim on the top edge of the canted sides each of which has slotted handles. The construction of this tray reveals that it was assembled with wire nails, however, the base's 4 boards are dovetailed together forming a tight joint. The tray has received a lot of use and shows evidence of bringing much joy to its owners. This pine tray was found in Ohio and dates to approximately 1880. 24 3/4" long x 14 1/4" wide.
VERY SMALL MUSTARD PANTRY BOX
Here's the perfect pantry box for the top of your stack. This size is remarkably difficult to find and even more of a challenge to find in mustard paint. This small Hersey style box retains its original mustard paint and evidences its age on the exposed wood surfaces. This desirable pantry was found in Central Maine and dates to about 1870. 2" x 1 1/6".
WALNUT FOOTED APPLE BOX
This unusual walnut apple box is from Pennsylvania. It has canted sides, a finely dovetailed case with a square nail bottom. All on nicely turned original feet. The box retains its original surface and reveals a soft, mellow patina. Many of the original square nails have deteriorated and the base was reinforced with the addition of wire nails many years ago. This very desirable and had to find piece dates to about 1840. 9 3/4" x 9 3/4" x 4 1/4" high.
GRAIN PAINTED TIER SEWING BOX
We found this unusual, stepped multi-tiered sewing box in Pennsylvania. It has a pin cushion on top, which seems to retain its original fabric covering, over a lift-top compartment over a case with one deep drawer over a wider and longer case with drawer on turned feet. The box retains its original grain paint which remains strong and shows expected and appropriate wear and oxidation. The sewing box is in an excellent state of preservation and would make a wonderful addition to any collection. c.1870.
MAINE BLUE DOUGH BOWL
This fabulous blue dough bowl was recently found in Maine. It retains its original Federal blue paint on it's hand turned maple body. There is a deep, wide horizontal ring near the rim and a distinct raised foot on the base . There is a tight 1 1/2" split at the rim. We date this Maine dough bowl to around 1840. 12 1/4" x 11 1/2".
PA DOUGH BOARD
We found this round, handled maple dough board in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It shows a great deal of use and wear as evidenced by the small raised knots on the surface and by the wear in the hanging hole. In addition to being well used, this board was well cared for and maintained. Based on all of its details, we believe this dough board dates to around 1880-1900. 23 1/2" H x 17 1/4" W.
SQUARE APPLE BOX
We felt fortunate to find this fabulous apple box from Zanesville, Ohio. It is 10" square and made of poplar that is square nailed on the sides and bottom. The sides are canted and the base is chamfered on each side. It appears as if the box originally may have been painted and the paint now has been worn away leaving a warm natural patina. This box was made between 1840 and 1860 and would make a great addition to any home. 10" x 10" x 4 3/8".
PINE BOUGH PANTRY
Early swing handle pantry box with very thick pine top and bottom boards and ash sides. The top is marked but the name is no longer legible. This exceptionally nice pantry box was repainted in a windsor green and stenciled with gold pine boughs on the lid and side. This piece dates to approximately 1850 and originated in the State of Maine. 11 3/4" wide x 7 1/2" high.
3 TIER WALL BOX
We are pleased to offer you this graduated three pocket wall box in original combed grain mustard paint. We found this piece in the Northeast and we were drawn to the form and the surface. We hope that it has the same appeal for you. This wall box is made from white pine and dates to about 1880-1890. 17 1/4" high x 9 7/8" wide 3 1/8" deep at top.
SWING HANDLE BUCKET
Desirable swing handle staved bucket or measure in very old varish finish with nicely fingered bands joined with copper tacks. This bucket is unmarked but is made from white pine staves, maple bands and ash or hickory handle. It is characteristic of pieces made in New England in the early to mid 19th century. This could be a very useful piece in today's home or in any country setting. 12 18" wide x 7" high.
A sought after color in great original/old salmon paint. The great thing about this piece is the original owner's use of a carefully wrapped wire to replace the original wooden handle. The wire is definitely old and was probably installed at the time the firkin was painted. This colorful and valued houseware has a single copper staple and tacks holding the bands and dates to approximately 1880. 9 1/2" high, 9" top, 9 1/2" bottom.
MAPLE DOUGH BOWL
Here is a relatively simple household item....a round wooden dough bowl. However, if you look at this bowl you will find that it is at least 1/2" out of round and that it has relatively early turnings. If you've notices these very desirable features you have probably already been stuck by the fantastic original natural surface on the maple. That PATINA is a result of over 150 years of working dough and making bread in this bowl. Found in the midwest. Circa 1860. 12 1/4" x 11 3/4".
STACK OF OVAL PANTRIES
Graduated stack of 3 oval Hersey style pantry boxes in original natural surfaces. These boxes were never painted and have developed a soft oxidized surface. No box is signed or marked. All are in very good condition having no chips, splits or breaks. This small group of pantry boxes were made in New England and date to around 1870. 4 5/8" x 1 5/8", 5 5/8" x 2", 6 1/4" x 2 5/8".
MAKE-DO PATCH PAINTED BOWL
Turned wooden bowl in very old dark blue over a lighter and brighter Prussian blue paint. The wear around the rim and on the base are precisely what you would expect to find on a mid 19th century bowl. As an added bonus, this bowl retains a very old tin make-do repair that wraps over the lip. This bowl was found in New England and dates to about 1840-1860. 19" x 20".
BAIL HANDLE PANTRY BOX
We are pleased to offer this bail handle pantry box in very old blue on older dark blue paint. There is expected wear on the lid and other parts of the box. This pantry box is unmarked and dates to about 1890. 7" high x 8 3/4" diameter.
GREEN MORTAR AND PESTLE
Simply turned mortar and pestle with a single band of three incised lines on the bowl and a single incised line on the base. The light windsor green paint is original to the piece as is the pestle. There are no condition issues with the mortar. This mortar and pestle was found in an old Maine collection and dates to 1830-1840. 7 3/4" high x 5 1/4" wide.
SMALL OXBLOOD RED FIRKIN
This is a small bail handle firkin in original oxblood paint. Unlike most/many smaller firkins, this one has copper tacked wood bands with tapered fingers. This desirable firkin is not marked but it did originate in New England and dates to approximately 1870. 7 1/2" high, 7 1/2" top, 8" bottom.
SALMON MORTAR & PESTLE
Hand turned mortar and pestle with two pairs of incised lines on the bowl and a single incised line on the pedestal base. The salmon paint is original to the piece and shows appropriate and expected wear for its age. There are no chips, splits or cracks in the mortar. Based on it paint history, the pestle is original to the mortar. This wonderful country collectable is fresh from a superb 60 year collection in Maine and dates to 1840. 8 7/8" high x 5 1/2" wide.
C.H. DUNNING SEED STORE PANTRY BOX
Large pantry box in great old red paint, straight seam construction on body and lid with a great old make-do zinc repair to the lid band. Marked on the lid "From C. H. Dunning Seed Store, No. 42, West Market Sq. Bangor, ME" Solid Construction. c. 1860. 14 1/4" x 6 1/2".
4" PANTRY BOX
Hard to find very small round pantry box in its original medium brown paint. It has a straight copper tacked seam on the bottom and a blunted single copper tacked finer on the top. This great little box is unmarked but does contain a small personal bequeathing note indicating that it was used for powder. This piece was made in New England and dates to about 1860. 3 5/8" x 1 3/4" high.
DARK BLUE ROUND PANTRY BOX
Round 5 3/4" pantry box with straight tacked seams and original dark blue oxidized paint. This pantry box is of fairly substantial construction, is in very good condition and is a desirable color. New England. c. 1850-1870. 5 3/4" x 2 1/8".
BURL MAPLE MORTAR WITH MAPLE PESTLE
Burl maple mortar with fabulous, bold chisel marks and remarkably plain turnings in a great oxidized natural surface. The pestle is an old replacement in the original natural surface. The mortar has no cracks but does have a few chip-outs as revealed in the pics. This is a fresh-to-the-market piece. From NE and dates to approx. 1760-1780. 8" h x 5 3/4" wide at top.
LARGE PAINTED DOUGH BOARD
Very nice large size dough board in original light blue-gray paint on butternut. It retains its original edge molding as well as its original painted and well-used work surface. This dough board originated in TN and dates to 1890-1910. 15 7/8" w x 30 1/8" L.
PRIMITIVE CLOTHES LINE REEL
This is an unusual, primitive clothesline winder with a lollipop backplate. The primary wood is pine with a maple knob. This laundry day helper was found in TN and dates to approx. 1890-1910. 12 3/4" L x 7" D x 6 1/8 Diameter.
PLAIN KNIFE BOX
This is a very neat, clean and substantial knife box made from poplar and retaining its original crackled varnish finish. The probable previous owner, Chas. A. D. Jr. boldly wrote his identification, in great old script on the side of the box. This box dates to 1870-1880 and was found in PA. 14 1/2" L x 8 3/4" w x 6" H.
NATURAL BUTTERNUT DOUGH BOARD
Dough board in original, natural oxidized surface with applied molding. The work surface is made from unfinished and unpainted butternut and the edge molding is made from unfinished ash. This piece is nicely oxidized on the back and has a well-used and cleaned/scrubbed work surface. The dough board was found in TN and dates to approx. 1880-1890. 18 3/4" wide x 28 1/2" long.
LIDDED UTILITY TRAY
An unusual double lidded knife box or utility tray with two compartments made from walnut with a very nicely shaped handle and square tapered feet. This piece retains its original varnish surface and has no losses, splits, cracks or chips. The primary wood is walnut, the secondary wood is white pine and it has brass hinges. It was found in eastern Ohio and dates to the late 19th century. 12 1/8" long x 10 1/4" wide x 9 1/2" high.
RED PANELED TOTE
Unique two section tote with paneled sides. The center carved handle is mounted across the short side instead of the long side. The tote retains its original red paint which shows appropriate age and wear. The piece is constructed with round nails and was found in Kentucky. c. 1870-1880. 21 1/2" long x 12 1/2" wide x 6" high.
SMALL SALMON FIRKIN
Small firkin in original old salmon paint with no breaks or cracks. It has a wire handle, wood top band and metal bottom band. It is unmarked. We found this desirable little salmon firkin in Maine. c. 1870. 7 7/8" high x 7 5/8" top x 7 7/8" bottom.
EARLY RED OVAL PANTRY BOX
Large early American oval pantry box with straight seams on top and bottom each with closely spaced tacks. The surface was cleaned down to the original red paint and it is in excellent condition. There are no maker's marks or signature, though there was a note contained inside stating that it was found in Townsend Harbor, MA. This pantry box dates to approximately 1840.
BLUE OVAL PANTRY BOX
Large oval pantry or storage box in original dark blue paint. This box appears to be Scandinavian as indicated by the straight stitched seams. The box evidences wear appropriate to it's age and use. The expected wear pattern and patina enchance the desirable blue painted surface. This box dates to the early to mid 1800's. 13 1/2" x 5 1/8".
SMALL ROUND BLUE GREEN PANTRY BOX
Small 5" diameter round pantry box with long single fingered lid and straight seamed bottom. Original blue green paint on box with poplar top and bottom and hickory sides. Probably Pennsylvania or New York. Excellent condition with no breaks or splits. c. 1840. 5" diameter x 3" high.
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