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Chinese Export Onion Lantern with a hand blown globe and kerosene burner.  The raw tin lantern has a drop out burner, wire globe protector, looped iron handle and it has a maker's tag for Yuen Cheong & Co. Hong Kong.  This lantern appears to date to the 2nd half of the 19th century and is appropriate to any Americana collection.  11 " high.





The Passamaquoddy are noted for their basket making skills.  This Maine made basket couples the skills of the Passamaquoddy with the most desirable and collectable colors of chrome yellow and robin's egg blue.  The basket is in overall good condition though it is missing 2 1/2" or rim wrap.  This does not detract from the overall aesthetic.  We date this exceptional basket to the 1920's.  13 2/4" top, 9" bottom, 5 1/2" high.





We found this coin silver teaspoon with a fiddle shaped handle in central Ohio.  It is marked for its maker, the Whiting Manufacturing Co., New York, NY and for its retailer, F. A. & Lesquereaux, Columbus, Ohio.  The spoon dates to c. 1850 and would be a nice addition to a silver collection with a significant Ohio connection.




The Metropolitan Museum of Art occasionally issues replicas of important or unique items in its collection.  This combination fork/spatula with a heart cut-out is hand forged in the old manner.  It is a piece issued by the MMA sometime during the mid 20th century and would make a nice decorative accent or addition for hearth cooking.  20 1/4" long







Redware turks head food mold.  Excellent design and potting with a tightly swirled interior and a finely mottled  glazed.  The exterior is unglazed and  shows the striations from sponging when the mold was still being formed.  The piece of Redware is unmarked, was made in America and dates to approximately 1830.   10 1/4" x 3 3/4".



We found this compote in western Kentucky in a town on the Ohio River.  This alabaster compote has vibrant black and white veining in the stone.  The bowl and base are hand turned with fine, sophisticated details.  We date the compote to about 1900.  Top: 8", Bottom 5 1/8", 5 1/2" High.



This is a true miniature Redware pitcher with Albany slip glaze.  It has an incised line at the lip and a sight swell at the base.  The handle was hand formed and applied to the body of the pitcher. This 4" high pitcher was found in the Midwest and dates to c. 1850 to 1870.








This loom light candle holder is an "S" scroll form that is made from hand forged iron.  The overall piece evidences irregularities in the diameter and stretching of the metal.  The candle socket is formed by flattening the metal and folding the metal into a conical shape.  The rim of the socket is also folded over and faceted as a purely decorative element.  This desirable, primitive light dates to c. 1770-1800.  9 1/2" high.



This is a great small Redware jar with a nicely tapered shoulder.  The spotty green-brown glaze is similar to that found on Ohio Redware.  The jar is in excellent, near mint condition and was probably made in Ohio.  c. 1850-1870.  5 1/8" x 3 1/2".




This is a small tin chamberstick with the candle socket cleated to the saucer.  The saucer has a fluted, deep rim and a ring handle attached with a hand-made iron rivet.  The chamberstick retains its original black paint.  It dates to approximately 1870-1890.  5 3/4" wide x 1 7/8" high.




Early to mid 19th century cast iron teapots in good to excellent condition are hard to find.  This 4 quart teapot (embossed "4" on the shoulder) has a great grungy, untouched surface which is coated with carbon from wood fires.  The cast teapot is paired with a forged swing handle.  We found this teapot in the Midwest and we believe it originated in this area. c. 1840. 





This mid 19th century 2 gallon salt glazed stoneware jar was found in Ohio which is where it originated.  This glaze was  applied rather thickly but the overall condition of the jar is excellent.  The capacity mark "2" is coggled  into the clay.  Although undecorated, this early piece of stoneware would be a nice addition to any collection of Ohio or Midwestern stoneware.  12 1/2" high, 6 3/4" top, 6" bottom.




Pair of hard-to-find English porcelain pearl wear plates with embossed borders and scalloped rims.  The plates are blue and white transfer printed with floral sprays on the border and a young family in a rural landscape in the center.  The pattern name is "The Villager" and was produced by William Turner (worked 1803-1829) at Land End, Staffordshire, England. c 1800-1810.  The plates are impressed "Turner" on the back.  8 1/2" diameter.

$130 pair    $75 each.




This hand forged spatula has a very nicely formed handle that has great early styling details.  The tightly curled tip on the rat tail end is missing and apparently was broken or worn off some time ago, as the tip is worn smooth.  The Spatula is not marked and was made by a talented blacksmith during the second half of the 18th century (1750-1800).  15 1/2" long.





We found this candle lantern in Kentucky  It is made from sheet tin, has pierced stars with rays on the top and punched stars on the base.  It retains its original glass and sliding access door to the slide-in candle socket.  It has a great patinated surface with the original dry gold-painted surface.  One pane of glass has a straight horizontal crack that does not detract from the aesthetic.  The lantern was probably made in Kentucky and dates to c. 1800-1820.  4" x 4" x 11".




A great birds-eye maple veneer frame that would be perfect for displaying any type of folk art material including a silhouette, small portrait or fraktur.  It has a warm patina on the  original or old surface.  We date this frame to c. 1800-1830.  Frame: 11 1/4" x 9 1/4".  Site 8 3/8" x 6 1/2". 




Matched pairs of pewter whale oil lamps are unusual. This pair could have suffered the same fate as one has had its shaft repaired and its collar replaced.  The other is in very good condition.  These lamps are unmarked, American, and were found in Maine.  c. 1830-1840  7 1/2".




At times a single wall sconce is sufficient.  Especially if the surface is outstanding and the form is unusual.  This brass double socket sconce has an age darkened surface that is virtually black and the stamped brass back plate is in the form of a double fleur de lis with a faux screw head.  This sconce was found in the midwest and dates to the turn of the 20th century. 10 1/8" W x 9 1/4" H.



When we found this remarkably nice gathering basket, my thoughts, during this wicked cold snap of sub zero temperatures, immediately jumped to picking fresh strawberries in the late of Spring and the first crop of tomatoes in the Summer.  Anyways, this basket retains its original dark red paint, does not have any breaks or separations and shows appropriate wear and oxidation where expected.  We date this remarkable survivor to c. 1900-1920.  15 4/4" x 10"x 10 1/8".




Unusual Taconic swing handle square basket.  Great condition and natural surface.  Found in an established Maine collection dating to the early 20th century.  One very minor separation in the narrow splint, mentioned only for accuracy and which does not detract from the aesthetics.  This is a very desirable basket and would be an excellent addition to any level of collection. We date this basket to c. 1890-1910.  13 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 7 1/8"



We found this small footed storeage basket in an old collection in Maine.  Reportedly, this basket was acquired directly from a native American family.  It is typical of baskets woven in Maine. The apple green paint is very old or original.  We date this 5 inch square basket to c. 1920.



Here is a very unusual sheet iron, wedding band push-up, chamber stick with a saucer base and a great finger loop that is hand hammered and attached with rivets.  The "wedding ring" is molded iron that has a single seam.  The push-up tab is marked " Horobin".  this maker worked in Birmingham, England c. 1830-1860.  This chamber stick is in excellent condition and retains a great natural patina.  6 1/2" diameter x 4 1/4" high.





An unusual redware jar with a cobalt blue brushed tulip over 2 wavy cobalt lines on Albany slip.  While that may seem a bit unusual, the jar was never glazed on the outside, leaving an almost biscuit type of body.  We believe that this jar originated in PA and that it dates to approximately 1870.        7 3/4" high.



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.




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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.




"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".



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.



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".



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. 



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.