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EARLY IRON SPATULA
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.
PUNCHED STAR LANTERN
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".
BIRDS EYE MAPLE FRAME
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".
INLAID OG MIRROR
Simply fabulous, remarkably rare mahogany OG mirror with satinwood bell flowers and vine inlay around the perimeter. There is no maker's mark on the mirror. We found it in Maine and believe that it originated in New England. c. 1830. 15" x 18 7/8".
LANDING OF THE PILGRIMS
The perfect way to start or add to a collection of American Historical Staffordshire--The Landing of the Pilgrims. This 6 1/2" plate is in perfect condition and contains a good impressed mark for the maker, Enoch Wood and Sons. The plate was made in England for the American market and dates to c. 1830.
PAIR PEWTER LAMP
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".
GRAIN PAINTED FRAME
When you think of State of Maine paint decoration you think "red and black" grain painting. We found this small decorated frame in the heart of Maine. It would be great to house a portrait, folk drawing or even a mirror. This 11" x 9" frame is square nailed and dates to 1830-1840.
HAND FORGED LATCHES
We found these two early pieces of door hardware in an early collection of Maine hand forged iron. Both are pull latches used on passageway doors.
The top latch has a plain mounting plate and dates to c. 1800. 14 1/2" long.
The bottom latch has an artistically shaped mounting plate with a spade end and dates to c. 1750-1770. 12 1/2" long.
BRASS CANDLE SCONCE
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.
RED WARE JUG
Sometimes you buy a piece because of its appeal. This hand thrown redware jug has a fluted strap handle, a dark orange body with a heavy lead glaze and manganese "freckles". This jug has a great presence and appeal, unfortunately it has a couple of chips and an "in-firing" crack that has opened. As such it can make a great shelf piece and is priced accordingly. The jug is American and dates to c. 1870-1880. 9 1/8" H x 6 1/4".
WEDDING BAND CHAMBER STICK
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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