Country Smalls

Pharmacy chalk trade sign

Pharmacy chalk trade sign back

Phamacy chalk trade sign side

Small pharmacy trade sign, circa late 19th – early 20th century. Made of chalk. 12″ tall to top of pestle and 9 1/2″ to top of mortar. 7″ wide x 3″ deep. In good ariginal gold paint  with slight wear and some tiny spots of white paint. (CJ-4)



Skaters lanterns 2 (2)

Skaters lanterns 2 Jewel

skaters lantern blue - rimSkaters lantern top green

Two mint condition skater’s lanterns, one blue and the other medium green. The wicks work well and there are no dents in the metal portions. The blue one is marked “Jewel” and has a brass base and lid. The green one has a tin base and matching lid. Both globes are marked with number “3″.  Save for a tiny chip in the rim of the blue one that doesn’t show when the top is on, there are no cracks or chips in the glass of either one. These are as good as they get. Circa late 19th or early 20th century. (CI-35-Blue); CI-36-Green).

Blue – $425

Green- $450


Painted bucket

painted bucket closeup

Brightly painted bucket with panels of birds and flowers and metal reinforcement. Purchased at an Americana auction, but more likely from eastern Europe or Asia. Bears some strong similarities to a chest we sold several years ago that was from Tibet. Paint is excellent.  Approx. 12″ high; top diameter 8″; bottom diameter 10″. There is a metal ring on one side but no indication one was ever attached to the other side. Doesn’t appear to have had a handle. possibly a flower pot? (CB – 30)



fish butter print 2

fish butter print

fish butter print 3

Rare fish form butter press In good original condition. 3 1/2″ in diameter. Animal and bird prints are uncommon, but fish are extremely hard to find. (CI -32)



Tea caddy with MOP

tea caddy with MOP 3

Tea caddy with MOP 2

tea caddy back

Small tea caddy in a black lacquer surface with great mother of pearl inlay and gilt decoration. 5 1/4″ T x 4 1/2″ W x 4″ D. Latch works well, although there is a small gap on one side when closed due to the absence of a portion of the bone border and what may have been an old adjustment of the hinge on that side (see 3rd photo above). Priced accordingly. (CH-15)


beaver butter print

beaver butter mold

Two piece butter mold with rare beaver form in good original condition. Circa mid 20th century, made in Quebec. Butter molds with animals are more desirable than most other forms and beavers are among the hardest animals  to find. (CE-32)


scoop with touchup 3

scoop with touchup 2

scoop with touchup

Small 19th century dipper in bold original paint with minor restoration.  8″ long. Bowl is 3″ in diameter and 1 1/4″ high. Pennsylvania or Ohio origin. Very unusual and decorative piece. (CC-2)



Circular snuff or stamp box 2

Circular snaff or stamp box

circular snaff or stamp box 4

Finely hand carved wooden circular snuff or stamp box with great detail. Lid fits by compression. There is a short, fine age crack in the bottom of the base that is stable  and a tiny flake on the inner rim, neither of which shows when the box sits upright with the lid in place. Approximately 2 1/2″ in diameter and 1 1/2″ high. Circa late 19th century. (CA – 14)


burl snuff

burl snuff2

Burl snuff box with compression lid. Good dark figure. Traces of snuff coating interior. In original condition with only minor wear. Probably 19th century but could be 18th. Apprx. 2 ” tall x 2 3/4″ dia.. (BY-10)


Lehnware type master salt 3

Lehnware type master salt

Early turned and paint decorated master salt. Similar to Lehnware, but color pattern is different. Probably from Pennsylvania, circa late 19th century. Very good original paint. 3 3/8″ dia. and 3 1/2″ tall. (CD-32)

SALE $ 235 (was $285)

figured maple footstool figured maple footstool3 figured maple footstool 5 figured maple footstool 7

Small figured maple footstool (14″L x 10 1/4″ W x 5 1/4″ H). Tiger legs and birds-eye top. Fine original cane top  without breaks and nicely shaped top and legs. It does have some spots of what would appear to be spilled ink in one corner, which is not distracting. Legs are secure. Nice piece for displaying a valuable vase or other small antique. Circa late 19th century. (CD-8)


________________________________________________________ red wall box red wall box 3 red wall box 7 Wall box in old red paint, possibly for pipes or long spills. Tapered body 12 1/2″ H x 3 1/2″ W at top and 3″ W at base and 2 1/2″ deep. Great form with cut-out star and tulip form top. The two tips of the tulip were broken off some time ago, but there is a symmetric appearance. Probably 19th century. The great paint appears to be original.  More photos available. ( CC-28 )

$ 250 

IMG_1070 IMG_1075 Tiny tape loom. 5″ wide x 5″ tall including handle. Fine wood pegged construction. The three holes in the handle were probably used to attach one or more extension handles. Obviously used for very dainty weaving. All original with one stable age split as shown below scalloped border. Very unusual to find a tape loom in this small size with such excellent workmanship. (BZ-9)


________________________________________________________________________________ dscn6054 dscn6057 Cast iron camp skillet with ribbed handle and heart shaped hanging hole. No maker’s mark found. 23″ long. Pan is 12 1/2″ in diameter with a raised rim. There are 3 very worn shallow feet on the underside (see 2nd photo). It obviously was well used. Circa late 18th or early 19th century. Displays nicely when hung. (BY-28)


dscn6050 dscn6052 Finely made small splint gathering basket in excellent condition.  9″ long x 6 1/2″ wide x by 7″high (to top of handle). Probably dates to early 20th century. (BY-23)


DSCN4192 Rare Taghkanic basket used for collection of church offerings (see American Baskets by Shaw at pg. 137). In excellent original condition. White oak splint with black ash lashings on rim. Classic Taghkanic construction. Made in Columbia County, N.Y., circa late 19th century. 8″ dia. x 2 1/2″ high. Rim has warped a bit with time, but doesn’t really detract from appearance. (BR-25)


 ________________________________________________________   DSCN3987 DSCN3988 DSCN3985 Round ash splint New England lidded sewing basket in old original dry red paint. Excellent condition with very minor expected wear on exterior. Very difficult to find a basket like this in such great condition. 10″ diameter and 5″ high. Circa mid-late 19th century.


owls and andirons 024 owls and andirons 040 owls and andirons 031 Very appealing small set of hand forged 18th century andirons with “ram’s horn” finials. 12 1/2″ tall by 10″ long. Pad feet. Small flaws in the making as shown. From Massachusetts estate. (Inv. BQ-4)


sunrise and antiques 10-9-14 057 sunrise and antiques 10-9-14 060 sunrise and antiques 10-9-14 056 Superb punched brass candle lantern (so-called “Paul Revere” lantern). All original with missing interior candle holder which easily could be replaced with one from a tin lantern if desired. Lantern is 12 1/2″ tall (with ring 15 1/2″) and 5 1/2″ in diameter at base. Fine four leaf clover decoration. Very unusual to find one of these in brass. Circa early 19th century. (Inv. BN-30)


antiques 10-8-14 041 antiques 10-8-14 040 antiques 10-8-14 043 Pristine splint wall basket in great old red paint. Vermont origin. Unusual small size – 7″ high x 7″long x 5″ wide x 3 1/2″ deep. Circa late 19th – early 20th century. Displays beautifully. (Inv. BQ-33)


antiques 7-16-14 005 antiques 7-16-14 003 antiques 7-16-14 011 Small 19th century Nantucket sewing basket in fine original condition. 8 1/2″ in diameter, but somewhat out of round. We believe this is an uncommon form for a Nantucket basket. Stands 4 1/2″ tall. there are traces of an old sticker in the bottom of the interior that probably can be removed if desired. We chose not to do this while it has been in our personal collection and will leave the decision up to the new owner. There are traces of what may have been an old red wash or stain visible in the photographs. (Inv. BO-36)


_________________________________________________________antiques 6-14-14 028 antiques 6-14-14 035 antiques 6-14-14 029 antiques 6-14-14 032 Very desirable 18th century American tin candle sconce in excellent condition. 13″ high by 4 1/2″ wide.




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