The following are subcategories for Other Antiques.  You can either click on one to be taken
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Dark Maple Dipper

Birds Eye Maple Mixing Paddle

Sweet-grass Watch Hutch

Bird Effigy Burl Ladle

Eastern Woodlands Splint Baskets

Maple Burl Scoop

Large Burl Ladle

Snapping Turtle Drum

Apache Leggings

Rattlesnake Effigy Pipe

Native American Ceremonial Drum

Pueblo Ceremonial Drum

Native American Dolls

Birch Bark Miniature Canoe

Native American Ladle

Nesting Boxes

 

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Patriotic Ceramic Creamer

Patriotic Indian Club

Framed Box Lid with Patriotic Painting

Uncle Sam Whirligig

Indian Clubs

Patriotic Book Ends

Carved Eagle

Statue of Liberty Carving

Patriotic Photo Frame

Patriotic Keepsake Box

Patriotic Eagle Plaque

Bonbonniere

Small Patriotic Eagle Carving

Patriotic Powder Horn

 

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Black Forest Fox Head Carving

Black Forest Bear

Black Forest Rabbit Heads

Small Black Forest Dog

Black Forest Red Stag

Black Forest Watch Holder

Black Forest Roe Buck Head

 
 
From time immemorial, various outdoor workers, such as sailors and loggers, have made items in their spare time out of necessity, or simply to pass the time. Sometimes the items were utilitarian and associated with the activities involved (e.g. tools and equipment, fishing and hunting accessories, storage containers, etc.) and other times they were made for amusement or as gifts for sweethearts and children back home. This category is devoted to some of these items.
 

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Dutch "Plantation Ship" Relief Carving

Sailor's Ropework Basket

Painted Lobster Claws

Sailor Made Wall Sconces

Purse Style Sewing Case

 

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Hand Forged Hatchet

Miniature Log Sled

Mosaic Twig Box

 

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Spruce Gum Boxes

Spruce gum (hardened sap from Spruce trees) was collected by itinerant loggers in the North woods of New England and Canada and chewed like modern-day gum. Spruce gum boxes were carved by the loggers in their spare time to house the supply of gum. Usually the boxes were made in book form with sliding lids for access. Many were made as gifts for wives and sweethearts back home and featured carved and painted hearts and floral designs. Others were used by the logger himself and have initials, dates, suits of cards and a wide variety of other decorations. They are only rarely found today.

Early Spruce Gum Box

Book Form Spruce Gum Box

Crooked knives were first designed and used by Native Americans for carving various items, including bows and canoe paddles. They were used as "one handed draw-shaves", the user reaching out and pulling them back toward him or her. Later, woodsmen in the north woods and sailors, who had witnessed them in use, made and used them for carving. They were cut from a crook in a hardwood branch, with the larger section serving as the portion the thumb was placed against. Some had plain handles, and others had finely carved hearts, figures, dates, names and inscriptions. Most had blades made from old files that were hammered flat on one side and sharpened, while others used old straight razor blades. The blades were secured in a split in the distal end of the smaller section with a peg. That end was then wrapped with piano wire, rawhide or sailor's linen twine to bind it tight.

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Effigy Style Crooked Knife

Crooked Knife with Tintype

Penobscot Crooked Knife

Shoehorn Crooked Knife

Female Torso Crooked Knife

These items also probably originated with Native Americans in what is now the northern US and Canada, although they were later made and used by trappers and woodsmen, who often called them "belt cups", since they were often tied or otherwise secured to the user's belt. The waters in the early days were mostly potable and the user would simply dip the cup in the lake, stream or spring to get a drink. Usually the bowl end of the cup was fashioned from a small burl and the handle from the adjoining branch. Some of the earliest cups were quite plain, although as time went on, intricate carvings, berry stains and paint were employed to create decorations.

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Burl Canoe Cup with Flying Duck

Ash Burl Canoe Cup

Little Burl Canoe Cup

Burl Canoe Cup with Horse Painting

Pinwheel Decorated Canoe Cup

Canoe Cup

Algonquin Canoe Cup

Maine Canoe Cup

 

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Turtle Friction Toy

Small Box With A Frog

Cow Pull Toy

Frog Squeak Toy

Dappled Horse Carving

Dog Pull Toy

 

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Pennsylvania Blanket Chest

Document Box With Fish

Large Rustic Planter

Pennsylvania Decorated Box

Pennsylvania Wall Box

Country Hepplewhite Apothecary Chest

Cabinet with Reticulated Doors

 

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Miniature Baltimore Oriole Carving

Carving of a Green Jay

Pair of Songbirds

Dove Carving

Songbird on a Wall Mount

Woodpecker

Early Singing Bird Carving

Female Cardinal

Hand Painted Blue Jay

Chickadees Carving

 

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Small Winged Cherub

 

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Two Snuff Boxes

Skirt Lifter

Nantucket Purse

Beaver Tobacco Chopper

Liverpool Fraternal Axe

Donkey Cigarette Dispenser

Chalkware Calf

Elephant Cigarette Dispenser

Small Motor Launch Steering Wheel

Clothiers and Hatters Sign

Miniature Birch Bark Canoe

Masonic Apron

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