Z and K Antiques
Welcome to Z & K Antiques. Our mission is to present for sale the finest early American antiques and Americana we can locate. Here, you will find original paint decorated country primitives, mechanical banks and other early toys, antique advertising, antique cobalt decorated stoneware, folk art, unusual patriotic pieces of Americana, and much more. Please peruse our offerings and don't hesitiate to contact us with further questions. We stand behind everything we sell and guarantee complete customer satisfaction.

Early American Stoneware

Antiques For Sale:

Early American Country Primitives ,Folk Art, Textiles, Unusual Americana, Pottery, Stoneware, Cast Iron Mechanical Banks and Antique Toys.
Early American Treenware: 18th or early 19th century large hand carved and turned large wooden storage jar
Antique American Scherenschnitte John Walker Brown United Papercut 19th Century 1840s Heath Pease Families Ohio

John Brown Walker Antique Papercut Scherenschnitte »

Circa 1849: John Brown Walker(1815-1908) was an itinerant artist who cut fancy paper designs in the rural areas of Pennsylvania, northeastern Ohio, Indiana and Michigan between the years of about 1880 to 1907. This example of one of his scherenschnitte's unites the Heath and Pease families in 1849.

For Sale: $2,450

Antique American Felt Needlework Greyhound Whippet Worcester Mass Phillipps

Antique American Felt Needlework of Greyhound Whippet »

Circa 1840: This early American antique felt needlework picture of a greyhound whippet is a fun and charming piece. Exquisite details include colorful pink and red stiching for the nose, mouth and teats. Simple, yet energetic needlework decorates the foundation in whimsical flowers and leaf paterns. Scribed on the reverse "Worked by Priscilla Phillips, ... Worcester Mass 1793- ... from Alice ... Phillipps ... Jan. ... 1841"

For Sale: $2,450

Patriotoic Americana Watercolor Folk Art Painting Racing Schooner Joseph Pulitizer New York 1896 American Flag Race Boat

Patriotic Painting of Racing Schooner Ship Joseph Pulitzer »

Circa 1896: Measuring a compact and desirable 11 1/2" x 14" in its original 14 3/8" x 16 5/8" frame and housed under good, old wavy glass, this superbly rendered folk art guache or heavy watercolor painting of the racing schooner Joseph Pulitzer retains its vibrant colors, is labeled with Mr. Pulitzer's name three times, and is pictured with its American flag waving in the Atalantic Ocean's summer breeze.

For Sale: $1,850

Early American Needlework Schoolgirl House Sampler Adaline L Yount New London CT For Sale

1822 Antique American Schoolgirl Sampler from New London, Connecticut »

Circa 1822: This superb early American folk art Connecticut house sampler is large and graphic and is signed "Adaline L. Yount's Sampler Aged 11 Years born June 8th AD 1822."

For Sale: $3,850

Red white and blue Patriotic American Antique Parcheesi Folk Art Gameboard For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Red, White, and Blue Centennial Parcheesi Board in Original Paint »

Circa 1876: 19th century patriotic American antiques are difficult to find because of their popularity amongst collectors, and this red, white, and blue original paint decorated Parcheesi board with a labeled home square will not disappoint. The surface is untouched with wonderful use history.

For Sale: $2,450

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Red and Green Antique American Checkers Board »

Circa 1900-1925: We have yet to see another antique gameboard with a rabbeted frame holding a painted composition board. It is obvious the maker was a skillful craftsman because the board's construction method is one no beginner could tackle. The constrion of the board is very similar to that of arts and crafts furniture of the early 20th century, and the board's simple design would have fit perfectly into a mission decor. This wonderful three color board has red and green squares and a maroon frame and is very heavy for its compact 13" square size.

For Sale: $495

Antique American New England Country Primitive Folk Art Hand Painted Corn Meal Country General Store Bakery Firkin Labeled Indian Meal

19th Century Painted Indian Meal Firkin »

Circa Late 19th Century: This truly unusual original polychromatic paint decorated 19th century firkin was used to store Indian Meal, a course ground cornmeal used in baking. The term "Indian meal" was first coined in 1609 when the whites began to emigrate from Europe to the American shores and began integrating Native American tribal foods into their daily diet. Standing just over 13" tall not including the handle and measuring 11 1/2" in diameter at the top and just over a foot at the bottom, this large firkin was most certainly a mercantile piece from a general store or bakery who would have the need to carry bulk staples in easily movable labeled large containers made out of wood rather than heavy and difficult to move stoneware storage containers.

 

For Sale: $2,250

Rare Folk Art Warsaw Illinois Early American Sampler Signed Clarinda Park 1834

Early American Antique House Sampler from Warsaw Illinois »

Circa 1834: Rare piece of early American folk art— Illinois samplers are rare and desirable, and Clarinda Park's incredibly eye catching 1834 house sampler from Warsaw is an early example from already rare and hard to find Illinois samplers.

For Sale: $6,500

19th Century Antique Oil Paiting on Canvas Portraits from Monmouth Illinois Rare Pair 1830s Midwestern Portraits Americana
19th Century Antique Oil Paiting on Canvas Portraits from Monmouth Illinois Rare Pair 1830s Midwestern Portraits Americana

Pair of Rare 19th Century Illinois Portraits »

Circa 1850: Because Illinois did not become a state until 1818 and was considered rugged territory until after the Civil War, fine antebellum Illinois oil on canvas paintings are scarce indeed, and having identifed sitters makes this pair of potraits of William Clark (1808-1888) and Margaret "Mary" J. Clark, nee Black (1804-1876) an exceptional find. The inscriptions "Painted 1850" and "Mary J. Black married William Clark of Monmouth Ill. 1838" are impressed into the back side of the frame of Mrs. Clark's likeness. The Clarks had one child, James B. Clark (1841-1907), who served in the Illinois infantry during the Civil War and later became a lawyer, and William Clark is documented as being Monmouth Township's assistant supervisor in 1865. Both William and Mary Clark are buried in Monmouth, Illinois.

This striking couple is clearly well to do as they are dressed in upscale fashions of the day and Mrs. Clark is pictured in all her finery, an indication the Clarks spared no expense in the execution of their likenesses. Although the canvases are unsigned, it is obvious that the anonymous painter had great skill and was a seasoned portrait artist. These wonderful examples of Midwestern folk art have resided in a private collection for the last 20 years. It is not often one has the opportuity to own market fresh museum quality 19th century Illinois folk art, and it would behoove the advanced Midwestern folk art collector to give these handsome portraits serious consideration.

For Sale: $7500

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Gamboard in Salmon, Apple Green, and Black Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: Both sides of this striking 16 1/4" x 16" handmade antique gameboard are pleasingly graphic. The Old Mill Game, also known as Cowboy Checkers, Nine Men's Morris, Marelles, and a host of other monikers, is an ancient board game that can be traced back at least as far as the Roman Empire. This handsome board consists black lines on an unusual salmon ground, with the checkerboard in apple green with inpainting similiar to grain painting.

For Sale: $1250

Full Bodied Harris and Company Dexter Running Horse Weathervane For Sale

Signed Harris and Co. Dexter Full-Bodied Running Horse Weathervane »

Circa Late 19th Century: This 27" Harris running horse weathervane is constructed of molded gilt copper, has zinc ears, and is stamped "HARRIS and Co." in tiny letters on one side of the horse. The vane is 18 1/2" tall mounted on its museum stand and has a superb original surface. A single bullet hole has been repaired on one side of the weathervane. The conditon, patina, and originality of this handsome 19th century Boston MA weathervane from one of the premier manufacturers of its day is absolutely superb.

For Sale: $7500



19th Century Antique Oil Paiting on Canvas Portraits from Monmouth Illinois Rare Pair 1830s Midwestern Portraits Americana

Boy with Hoop Toy Early American Folk Art Oil on Canvas Portrait »

Circa 1840s: Fine early American folk art paintings of children with their toys are especially desirable, and this spectacular oil portrait of a young man with hoop toy from Androscoggin County, Maine, measures 30" tall by 25" wide and is housed in a 38 1/2" x 33 1/2" frame. When this portrait was sold in 1963, the dealer noted in a letter to his client that the sitter is P. Record of Turner Center, Maine and that the painting was purchased from the sitter's father, who himself was 91 years of age at the time of the sale. The anonymous artist who brought this likeness to life has depicted his sitter with a pleasingly calm and knowing expression while the twilight's last remaining embers glow orange above Maine's silhouetted, tree-lined mountains and the sky spreads its nightly blanket upon the countryside.

For Sale: $5,500

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Incline) 9" Historical Staffordshire Plate »

Circa 1825-1828: Enoch Wood & Sons Shell Border with Circular Center— Enoch Wood & Sons produced dark blue historical Staffordshire transferware of American scenes in the two decades following the War of 1812 as a way to rekindle England's trade relationship with the United States. Their shell border with circular center series consists of American and Canadian views, and one of the most desirable scenes in today's market is the B & O Railroad plate with the incline view.

For Sale: $950



Antique Indiana S. Weiss Lamar 8 Gallon Merchant Crock

Antique Blue Decorated 1 1/2 Gallon Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1850: This interesting antique American stoneware storage jar with its color of its clay , the style of the handles, and 1 1/2 gallon markbe can be attributed to Baltimore, Maryland. The unique freehand painted chain decoration runs fully around the crock, with a double chain link on one side. Boasting excellent condition, this Mid Atlanctic crockery has a wonderful semi ovoid form. Measures 11 1/2" tall

For Sale: $495

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Signed F. E. Wentworth Antique Parcheesi Game Board »

Circa 1880s: F.E. Wentworth was a prominent business man in Whitman, Massachusetts. He owned the F.E. Wentworth Carriage Painting store (shown below). Measures 24 " x 20". Signed gameboards are rare, especially when they are done by professional painters. In the late 19th century, it was not uncommon for carriage painters to create elaborate gameboards because they were used to doing complex pinstriping on carriages. This wonderful six color Parcheesi board has two rows of pinstriping around the outside of the board and fabulous pinstriped cartouches in the center home square. The surface of this board is absolutely original and untouched and shows great use wear as if the same two players squared off against each other time after time after time.

For Sale: $2,600

Antique Indiana S. Weiss Lamar 8 Gallon Merchant Crock

Charles M. Pfeifer & Company |Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 Gallon Little Brown Jug »

Circa 1880s: Potted, decorated, and kiln fired in Cannelton, Indiana, this scarce one gallon Ohio merchant jug was brushed with dark chocolate brown Albany slip and stenciled with Cannelton's signature mustard slip decoration. Chas. M. Pfeifer & Co. was in business in Cincinnati from 1882 until 1916 and specialized in wholesale whiskey sales with such brands as Billy Baxter's Best, Estil Springs, Three Owls, XXXX Golden Rye, and Yellow Label.

For Sale: $450

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Bank I Always Did Spise a Mule

I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1897: Patented to James Bowen on April 72, 1897 and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's J & E Stevens Company , the iconic boy on bench variation of the I Always Did 'Spise a Mule cast iron mechanical bank stands as one of the most recognizable pieces of 19th century Black Americana and is a must have for all collectors of antique mechanical banks and Black Americana.

For Sale: $2850

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Antique 3 Color Pennsylvania Parcheesi Board »

Circa 1880s: The excellent compass decoration on this 19th century folk art gameboard is a sure sign that it has a Pennsylvania origin as this type of design can be traced back to 18th century Pennsylvania German immigrants. Fine detailed lines in bright mustard yellow and vibrant bittersweet on an oxidized red ground with original molding with great hand forged square nails make this a perfectly original game board. Great crackling in the paint and excellent condition on the original paint decoration. Measures 23" square.

For Sale: $2,350

Highly Painted Pintail Duck Decoy

Illinois River Hen Mallard Decoy Edgar Vale, Pekin, Illinois »

Circa 1939-1941: Born in 1902, Pekin, Illinois' Edgar Vale was a machinist by trade, and this skill, along with his knowledge of local waterfowl, undoubtedly helped him perfect his decoy carving skills. Vale carved the final 50-60 birds, "produced from 1939-1941, completely of wood, using two hollowed out sections of hemlock for the body." This fine 13" turned head mallard hen has a completely untouched original surface and is one of very few produced by this talented and folksy relatively little known carver. This is a rare opportunity to own a very scarce folk art Illinois River decoy made in the heart of our home state's carving territory.

For Sale: $595

 

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Level) 10" Historical Staffordshire Plate »

Circa 1825-1828: Enoch Wood & Sons produced dark blue historical Staffordshire transferware of American scenes in the two decades following the War of 1812 as a way to rekindle England's trade relationship with the United States. Their shell border with circular center series consists of American and Canadian views, and one of the most desirable scenes in today's market is the B & O Railroad plate with the level view. Both the level and incline views of the Baltimore and Ohio Railiroad plates were manufactured to commemorate the beginning of the railroad's construction in 1828 and thus were made prior to trains being used in America, thus making these views truly futuristic!

For Sale: $950



Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Black, White, and Gold Antique Gameoard in Original Paint »

Circa 1920-1940: This snazzy 14 1/4" square checkerboard in classic original black and white painted squares with original gold radiator paint borders reminds one of the classic black and white tiled dance floors of the 1920s and 30s art deco jazz age. This is a very affordable antique American gameboard for the folk art and country primitives collector on a budget, the collector who prefers untouched original surface and simplicity of form.

For Sale: $295

Early American Treenware: 18th or early 19th century large hand carved and turned large wooden storage jar

Antique American Pantry Box in Original Windsor Green Paint »

Circa 1850-1880: This lovely oval bentwood pantry box iwith original Windsor green paint decoration, likely Hingham, Massachusetts, is made of maple and pine with tack and peg construction. It is in fine condition with minor loss on bottom edge and one missing tiny wood peg (both shown in photos) and features excellent original surface. At one time, someone had put a label on the lid, but we can only guess what the box once held. Measuring 2 5/8" high, 4 5/8" wide, and 6 3/8" long, this pantry box has great presence and graceful, undamaged finger joints and is sure be right at home in any collection of high quality early American antiues and country primitives.

For Sale: $425

Highly Painted Pintail Duck Decoy

Turned Head Illinois River Decoy »

Circa 1920s-1940s: Here is a wonderful Illinois River mallard hen decoy in the turned head form that features completely original and untouched painted surface. The decoy is done in the typical hollowed out two-piece construction common to Illinois River birds and has a flat bottom that would make it balance well in turbulent conditons.

For Sale: $395

 

Antique Country Primitive Wooden Measures in Original Blue Paint

Set of Four Nested Measures in Original Blue Paint »

Circa 1880-1920: This scarce set of four graduated nesting measures in original dark blue paint measures 6", 7", 8 1/2" and 11" in diameter and has obvoiusly been together since its manufacture in the late 19th or early 20th century. This set of antique grain measures is in excellent condition with only the expected minor in use imperfections. The original blue painted decorated surface is outstanding, and the measures show the exactly the right patina and usage wear for country primitives of their age. Because this set has always been together, we are offering it as a group to preserve its integrity.

For Sale: $1450

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Parcheesi / Checkers Board in Original Paint »

Circa 1870s: Both sides of this striking 15 3/4" square nine-color antique game board are incredibly graphic with super visual pop, high contrast, and the best original painted surface. The wonderful star corner blocks on the Parcheesi board attract the eye, point the viewer to the game's central home square, and symbolize America's centennial anniversary and the coming together of a healing nation in the decade after the Civil War. The reverse is equally pleasing with its checkerboard and its spectacular dry and undisturbed first surface.

For Sale: $4250

Antique Hamilton and Jones 2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar from Greensboro Pennsylvania PA

Hamilton and Jones 2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1880s: Standing 12" in height, with 5 blue freehand stripes and nice, well done stencil decoration, this is a classic example of the highly collected Hamilton and Jones pottery.

For Sale: $485

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board »

Circa 1900: Both sides of this striking and large handmade antique gameboard are incredibly graphic with super visual pop, high contrast, and the best original painted surface. The unusual corner blocks on the Parcheesi board attract the eye and point the viewer to the game's central home square. The reverse is equally pleasing with its over-sized Nova Scotian checkerboard and its wide expanse of dark Indian red paint. This handsome example of turn of the century utilitarian folk art is sure to please even the most advanced collector.

For Sale: $2250

Antique Drug Store Paint Decorated 19th Century American Countertop Apothecary Cabinet with Original Surface

Antique American Paint Decorated Apothecary Cabinet »

Circa 1880s: This highly unusual Victorian era countertop apothecary retaining its superb original red and black paint decoration was most probably perched in an old Midwestern pharmacy. The lead weightsthat help the tambour door work properly are signed "Raymond Lead Co. Chicago Ill." and point to the petitie cupboard's Midwestern origins. In 1880, the Raymond Lead Company opened its doors in the windy city a scant eight years after the great Chicago fire, and the dark red and black paint scheme is consistent with furniture made in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania during that time frame. The cabinet also utilizes both square and round nail construction, which also points to its fourth quarter 19th century origin. A mortar and pestle, the traditional pharmacy trade sign morif, adorns the cabinet's crown and is flanked by a pair of cut out four leaf clovers, a symbol of good luck for whoever might purchase the pharmacy's tinctures. This lovely paint decorated cupboard would make a perfect spice cabinet and would be at home in any fine collection of early American advertising, trade signs, or country store merchandise.

For Sale: $2,950

Antique Game 19th Century McLoughlin Brothers Mother Goose Picture Cubes

Antique Picture Games Puzzle Blocks by McLoughlin Bros. »

Copyright 1898: McLoughlin Brothers picture puzzle game in original box and spectacular condition

For Sale: $895

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Antique Five Color Painted Gameboard »

Circa 1900: Wonderful use history and surface on this well crafted five color antique American checkerboard. This game boasts two wonderful reds, one vibrant, one like red velvet cake, seperated with well executed black lines even more superbly outlined in gold. Two windsor green lines keep opponents at bay, finishing out this wonderfully utilized piece of American folk art. Measures 18" x 13"

For Sale: $950

Fok Art Schoolgirl Drawing Pen and Ink 1911

"Going to School" Pen and Ink Drawing »

Signed O.W. Clark 1911 on back: A charming red cloaked girl ties her boots and says, "Wait for me." Her lunch pail at her feet and a little petticoat showing. Sweet, naive watercolor, ink and graphite.


For Sale: $295

Hedding and Covalt Bedford PA Blue Decorated Antique Stoneware

Hedding and Covalt, Bedford PA 2 Gallon Merchant Jar »

Circa 1880s: Here is a scarce and hard to find two gallon merchant jar from Bedford, Pennsylvania merchants Hedding and Covalt. This piece of blue decorated stoneware has good, clear cobalt stencil decoration that covers its field from top to bottom. Condition is excellent -- no, chips, cracks, or repairs. We have seen a few one gallon jars from Hedding & Covalt find their way to the open market, but this is the first time we have seen a two gallon example from this merchant.

For Sale: $850

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Antique Country Primitive Checkerboard with Mustard and Black Borders »

Circa 1910-1940: This antique American checkerboard has an unusual seven board construction and great black and mustard borders with black squares over a brown ground. The round nails are oxidized and point to an early 20th century construction. This great gameboard is in its untouched original conditon and is priced to sell. Measures 24 1/2" x 20 1/2".

For Sale: $450

Early 18th Century New York Female Association School Sampler

Historically Important 1819 New York Female Association School Sampler »

Circa 1819: Susan Anderson's rare and important antique American Quaker sampler has distinctive motifs that make it part of the important group of samplers described in Betty Ring's book (Vol ll,page 318) as The New York Female Association School group .What makes this so significant is the naming of the instructress Rebecca Leggett, the needlerwork teacher responsible for creating these highly identifiable motifs documented on the other  known examples.

For Sale: $2,750


Antique Civil War GAR Canteen with Patriotic Flags and Original Paint Decoration

Civil War Canteen w/ Patriotic Flags and Folk Art Paint Decoration »

Circa 1876: This Civil War canteen belonged to Charles H. Davis, who served in Company G. of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteers. Obviously, Mr. Davis had his battle canteen painted for GAR reunion encampments, and we believe that this canteen was made for the centennial encampment because of the red, white, and blue American flag and shield and the additions of the words "Union" and "In God We Trust." This five color painted canteen would have made quite an impression on its viewers and would have showcased Mr. Davis's love of God and country, values which have become woven into the American fabric.

For Sale: $7,250

Early American Treenware: 18th or early 19th century large hand carved and turned large wooden storage jar

Bottom of the Stack, Large Antique American Pantry Box with Multiple Fingered Lap Joint Construction in Original Surface »

Circa 1850-1880: Original black paint on this great thick walled oval multi fingered lap joint constructed early country primitive pantry box.

For Sale: $1150

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Early American Red, Brown, and Mustard Checkerboard »

Circa 1840-1860: This 12" square poplar checkerboard in orignal three color paint decoration is the earliest gameboard we have owned. This delightful board has great use wear and dates from before the Civil War when most homemade folksy boards were small, light, and completely utilitarian in function, and it will be completely at home in a collection of early American country antiques and primitives.

For Sale: $350

Odd Fellows Twelve Piece Folk Art Collection of Fraternal Symbols

Twelve Piece Folk Art Set of Odd Fellows Fraternal Symbols »

Circa 1930-1950: This set of twelve Odd Fellows fraternal symbols recently came out of the lodge in Kewanee Illinois. This is a very special and unique opportunity to acquire a whole set of carved American folk art in one collection. The symbols are fantastic, inclucing the most seen I.O.O.F. gravemaker symbol or emblem, The Chain With Three Links, meaning Friendship, Love, and Truth. Odd Fellows are also known as “The Three Link Fraternity.” 

For Sale: $2,400

 

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

Antique American Folk Art Portrait of Palla’s Fish Eagle »

Circa 1900-1925: Measuring 28 ¼” x 17 ¼” including its original frame, this folksy rendition of Haliaeetus Leucoryphus, commonly known as Palla’s fish eagle and native to Asia, is the second example of this anonymous American folk artist’s bird portraits to pass through our hands.

For Sale: $1,250

Early American Antique Painted Candle Box For Sale: Large Country Primitive Antique Green Reeded Lid Unusual Pennsylvania Dutch 19th Century

Large Pennsylvania Dutch Candle Box in Original Windsor Green Paint »

Circa 1800-1850: Measuring a monumental 20 ½” wide, 9” tall, and 11 ¾” deep, this magnificent early American painted white pine candle box features hand cut dovetail and square nail construction, a beautiful and rare reeded lid, a fragment of a label written in German (pointing to a PA Dutch creation), and a completely untouched original paint decorated Windsor green surface with perfect wear in all the right places.

For Sale: $1,250

Rare Berlinware Early American Paint Decorated Document Box in Rare Blue Ground, Group Four Berlin Conneticut 19th Century Toleware Tinware for Sale

Rare Berlinware Early American
Paint Decorated Document Box »

Circa 1810: Paint decorated tinware box with rare blue ground from Berlin Conneticut, attributed to the group IV makers in Berlin, CT.

For Sale: $2,795

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Bank Trick Dog in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Bank Trick Dog »

Circa 1888: This late 1880s Hubley Trick Dog cast iron mechanical bank with six-part base has excellent original paint with no touch-ups, comes in completely original condition with no chips, cracks, repairs, and includes a key for the coin trap. A nice example of a 19th century American bank manufactured by Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Hubley Manufacturing Company.

For Sale: $1650

Antique Cast Iron Fire Truck Original Red Paint Hubley For Sale

Antique Hubley Cast Iron Fire Truck »

Circa 1930: 14" Long, Original Red Paint. Hubley cast iron fire truck in original red paint, circa 1930. Hubley was the largest and longest producer of cast iron toys and it is here, in the fired departments ladder truck that Hubley celebrates the growing efforts of the early 20th century volunteer fireman. Three drivers, cast in great detail.

For Sale: $1,195

Antique Uncle Sam Patriotic Nodder Large German Americana Toy

Antique Uncle Sam Patriotic Americana Nodder »

Late Nineteenth Century: This large antique German Uncle Sam nodder is a fantastic find. The great long legs harken to the Palmer Cox Brownie figures of the era. Wonderful Red and White striped pants and a bright yellow vest with little black buttons, a fancy blue tail coat, white gloves and a tall top hat dress up this wonderful antique Americana toy.

For Sale: $1,650

Early 19th Century Stoneware Ovoid Blue Decorated New York Jar Marked Clark

1830s Clark & Co. Rochester New York Ovoid Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1838-1846: Standing 11 1/2"in height, this highly ovoid storage jar was maufactured by the storied New York Clark family of potters. This mark was used only for eight years and is fairly scarce on today's market. The crock has one outside rim chip and a couple minor inside dings but has no cracks or repairs and is in excellent condition for a piece of its advanced vintage. The large freehand numeral 2 leaves no mistake of its two gallon capacity and gives the crock a great country primitive appeal.

For Sale: $395

A. Conrad New Geneva PA Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware

A. Conrad New Geneva Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar »

One Gallon: Standing 10" in height, with a blue freehand stripe painted under the rim and nice A. Conrad New Geneva stencil with decoration on the front.

For Sale: $295

Early American Antique Painted Tin Toy Elephant on Base with Wheels

Larger Elephant on Wheeled Platform
Early American Antique Painted Tin Toy »

Late Nineteenth Century: Collectors of early American tin will appreciate the larger size of this elephent on wheels and the abundance of original, untouched paint left on its surface. Lovely pink details decorate the mouth and trunk and a bright red sadle is trimmed in yellow. This antique American tin pulltoy will make a nice addition to any collection. Measures 8" long x 6" tall.

For Sale: $1,450

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

Historical Staffordshire Beauties of America Scenes »

Philadelphia Library: Blue and White Historical Staffordshire J and W Ridgway makers.

For Sale: $485



Historical Staffordshire American Scenes Fairmount Near Philadelphia
Antique Humpback Teddy Bear, Early American Bear for Sale

Early Humped Back Teddy Bear »

Circa 1910-1925: Long arms, long snout, long mohair and humped back bring great character to this old bear. Measures 12" tall.

For Sale: $795

19th Century Early American Antique Wallpaper Boxes

19th Century Wallpaper Box »

Circa 1870s: Great Color on this early wallpaper box. Wonderful greens, mustards, golds and browns wrap around this delightful lidded wallpaper box.

For Sale: $495

Sleepy Eye Blue and White Decorated Pitcher: Signed and Dated 1910 by Frank Haw

Important Frank Haws Western Stoneware Old Sleepy Eye
Blue & White Folk Art Lunch Hour Pitcher Signed FH 1910 »

Circa 1910: Here is the finest Western Stoneware lunch hour piece we have ever seen. Frank Haws, one of the most prolific, highly skilled, and important of Western's potters, crafted this exuberantly cobalt decorated Old Sleepy Pitcher in 1910. Lunch hour pitchers from Western Stoneware are highly prized, and pieces signed by known potters are extremely rare and desirable. This stunning one of a kind Illinois folk art stoneware pitcher is a fabulopus example of American folk art and could be the centerpiece in any advanced collection of Illinois stoneware or blue and white potttery.

For Sale: $2,250

Antique Painted Wooden Sign: Chart Room Boat Sign, Vibrant and Colorful Antique American Sign for Sale

Antique Wooden Painted Sign "Chart Room" »

Nautical Boat Sign: Great, vibrant colors and skillful craftsmanship make these smaller signs a decorating delight. Obviously painted by a signmaker, these old boat signs in yellow, black and orange boast a great original surface and unsurpased visual appeal.

For Sale: $750

Antique Painted Wooden Sign: Wheel House Nautical Boat Sign, Vibrant and Colorful Antique American Sign for Sale

Antique Wooden Painted Sign "Wheel House"»

Nautical Boat Sign: Great, vibrant colors and skillful craftsmanship make these smaller signs a decorating delight. Obviously painted by a signmaker, these old boat signs in yellow, black and orange boast a great original surface and unsurpased visual appeal.

For Sale: $750

Antique American Original Paint Decorated Folk Art Memory Jugs

Best Pair of Antique American Folk Art Memory Jugs »

Circa 1900, Outstanding Decoration: Standing 13" in height, this pair of highly decorated folk art memory jugsis an impressive sight to behold. Each jug is filled with a myriad of delightful turn of the last century trinkets, including dolls, tokens, silverware, small ears of corn, and much much more! To top it off, these whimsical jugs were set upon nine inch tin plates so that the maker (or makers as the case may be) could have even more room for decoration.

For Sale: $950

Antique American Hand Painted Fraktur 19th Century Mennonite Indiana Paint Decorated Family Record

Antique American Hand Painted Fraktur from Adams Co., Indiana
Mennonite Family Record  »

Circa 1882: Antique American hand painted fraktur. Measures 28" x 22". All original Family Record with painted bird, large red flowers, vines and other motifs. Striking Red, blue and green with applied gold and exquisite attention to detail with the abundant flourishes of decoration. Housed in a period Eastlake frame with acid free backing between the original board backing and painting.

For Sale: $2250

Rare Antique Sampler from Kokomo Indiana 1854 Woolwork

Kokomo, Indiana 1854 Sarah Jenkins Woolwork American Sampler »

Circa 1854: Signed “Sarah Jenkins, her work aged 11 done in the year of our Lord 1854.” Adornment on this sampler includes a young girl holding a puppy in her lap, a man standing in front of a house, three birds, two butterflies, a buck deer, flowers, a vine border, rows of alphabets, numbers, family initials, and the inscription “Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth.”

For Sale: $895


New Geneva PA Highly Decorated 7 Inch Tanware Pitcher For Sale: Pennsylvania Brown Paint Decorated Flower Design Tourist Pottery

New Geneva PA Highly Decorated 7 Inch Tanware Pitcher »

Circa 1880-1900: Tanware was manufactured in New Geneva, Pennsylvania from approximately 1880 until just after the turn of the 20th century and was sold mainly to tourists as souvenirs. Thus, great care was taken in making beautiful and elaborate hand-painted decoration on these pieces, and this is why Pennsylvania tanware ranks as some of the most highly prized and collectible antique American stoneware.

For Sale: $1,495

Large Antique Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Blue Freehand Decoration, Incluing Striped Handle, Large Wisteria Flower, Inscribed No. 5

5 Gallon Ohio Blue Decorated Antique Ovoid Stoneware Jug »

Circa 1830-1850: Measuring 15 1/2" tall and 10 1/2" wide, this rugged 5 gallon Ohio ovoid jug with floral decoration and a neat decorated handle is a sight to behold. The charming floral decoration approximates the wisteria and counterpoints the masculine beauty of this formidable hunk of early American stoneware.

For Sale: $495

Wilkins Cast Iron Horse Drawn Broadway Lines Trolley Car  Circa 1890-1894

Wilkins Cast Iron Horse Drawn Broadway Trolley Car »

Circa 1890-1894 | Wilkins Cast Iron Horse Drawn Broadway Lines Trolley Car with white horse.

For Sale: $1,895

Antique Miniature Three Drawer American Empire Chest | circa 1830-1850

Miniature Three Drawer American Empire Chest »

Circa 1850: Great original porcelain knobs and simple tappered legs set apart this hand made American miniture chest.

15" H x 15 3/4" W x 8 1/2" D

For Sale: $895

Historical StaffordshirePottery Platter Oxford Views Ridgway Blue and White 19th Century Ceramics

Historical Staffordshire Platter: Wadham College
from J&W Ridgway's Oxford Scenes »

Circa 1835 | Ridgway Historic Scene Large historical Staffordshire pottery platter of Wadham College. The "Oxford Views" series by Ridgway. Marked on reverse "Opaque China Wadham College Oxford J & W Ridgway

For Sale: $795



Hudson River Valley Historical Staffordshire

Park Theatre, New York | Historical Staffordshire »

Circa 1825-1832: Dark blue Historical Staffordshire ten inch dinner plate with acorn border from Stevenson and Williams.

For Sale: $550

Early Antique Staffordshire Earthworm Decorated Multi-colored Mochaware Bowl: Large, Rare For Sale

Early Staffordshire Mochaware Bowl with Earthworm Decoration »

Circa 1840-1860: Pearlware Bowl with Tri-Color Decoration. This lovely mochaware bowl features blue and white earthworm decoration on a blue-green ground and is bordered on top and bottom with dark brown-black stripes.

For Sale: $750

Early Antique Staffordshire Earthworm Decorated Multi-colored Mochaware Bowl: Large, Rare For Sale

Antique Mochaware Earthworm Pearlware Bowl »

Circa 1840-1860: Brilliant blue ground is stunning with rich black striping. This mochaware footed bowl features gorgeous slip decoration, and its whopping 11 inch diameter makes it a very rare find. This bowl is incredilbly eye catching and could serve as the centerpiece in any collection of early decorated slipware.

For Sale: $1,495

Antique American Advertising Store Display Tin with Eagle in Red, Gold, Black and White from Denver Colorados 1920s Eagle Mills

Antique Eagle Mills General Store Countertop Spice Tin »

Circa 1920s: This neat 9 ¾” tall by 6 ¾” wide by 5” deep Denver, Colorado, Eagle Mills Pure Ground Country Store Spice Tin is a colorful example of roaring twenties advertising from the Mile High City’s burgeoning Platte River Valley mill industry in the post World War I American West. The bright gold, red, black, and white four-color paint scheme features an aggressive bald eagle standing proudly atop an American stars and bars shield. This tin beckons back to the high running patriotism in the booming economy between the first world war and the stock market crash of 1929. This wonderfully colorful reminder of the early 20th century west will fit perfectly into a country kitchen or country store collection.

For Sale: $225

Beauties of America Library Philadelphia J and W Ridgeway 8 Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire Plate For Sale

J. & W. Ridgway "Beauties of America" Series »

Circa 1820s-1830s: Dark blue historical Staffordshire transferware with American scenes are the most collected and desirable of the English transferware made for the American market, and smaller plates, such as this lovely 8 1/4" plate depicting the Philadelphia library are more difficult to find than their larger counterparts. This example from the Beauties of America series features Ridgway's floral border and is in excellent condition

For Sale: $495

Cobalt Blue Decorated Tulip Freehand Four Gallon Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock
19th Century Antique American Chestnut Gathering Basket Country Primitive

Antique American Pigeon Carrier Basket »

Circa 1880-1900: This extremely rare pigeon carrier basket is the most interesting unusual example of early American basketry we have yet to offer to the buying public. With bentwood handle, footed bottom, round construction, and topside opening, this basket was meant to use carry homing pigeons. The construction of this unusual primitve basket is absolutely ingenius.

For Sale: $950

1830s Ovoid Ohio Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware Storage Jar with Freehand Decoration

Early Ohio Two Gallon Ovoid Salt Glazed Storage Jar  »

Circa 1830s: This lovely cobalt decorated ovoid storage crock is the country decorator's dream. The rustic mottled gray of the glaze, the primitive cobalt tulip, the stone pops and pock marks of a 180 year history, and its early ovoid form combine to make this ruggedly handsome storage jar a perfect fit on painted crock bench or in an old open cupboard.

For Sale: $695

Alexandria VA Virginia John Swann Antqiue American Southern Stoneware Cobalt One Gallon Storage Jar For Sale

Early One Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Storage Jar
Possibly Attributed to John Swann, Alexandria, Virginia »

Circa 1820-1830: Standing ten inches in height, this early and interesting one gallon stoneware storage jar sports a simple but unusual dotted cobalt decoration around its shoulder. Although unsigned, the decoration, glaze color, and form of this jar resemble the work of Alexandria, Virginia's master potterJohn Swann. Swann is known to have begun decoratiing his pottery in order to compete with the potters in Baltimore, who already specialized in blue decorated wares.

For Sale: $695

Folk Art Hooked Rug Horse Antique For Sale

Folk Art Horse Hooked Rug »

Circa 1890-1910: This fabulously folky and naive hooked rug depicts one full-bodied horse and one horse's head. The rug measures 25" by 17 1/2" including its unusual hand woven burlap fringe.

For Sale: $895

Antique Sampler with House, Alphabets, Birds, Lions and Keys

Early 19th Century Georgian Silk Embroidered Picture »

Circa 1810-1830: Silk and Watercolor on Silk with Exceptional Stitching: This captivating silk embroidered picture depicts a seated woman flanked by a donkey and a lion and measures 12 iches by 10 inches, not including the frame.

For Sale: $1495

Antique Santa Belsnickle Candy Container Marked Germany

Antique Santa Belsnickle Candy Containter »

Marked "Germany": This turn of the century German made paper composition Santa candy container is darling. Great details and craftsmanship on his painted face include blue eyes, red lips and lots of fine coloring. A nice size, measuring 8" and perfect condition make this a nice example for Antique Chrismtas and candy container collectors.

For Sale: $485

Santa Clause At Chimney Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale Shepard Hardware Company

Santa Claus Mechanical Bank Shepard Hardware Company, Buffalo, New York »

Circa 1889: Buffalo's Shepard Hardware Co. maufactired a lot of mechanical banks, but the iconic Santa Claus standing at the chimney remains one of its most popular and endearing models. The bank's movement is very simple, but no child could grow tired of Santa Clause dropping the gift of money into the chimney chute. This antique mechanical bank is completely original with no paint touch-ups, chips, cracks, or repairs and has great cross over appeal into several areas of collecting, thus making examples of this quality ighly desirable and especially difficult to find on the open market.

For Sale: $1850

Girl with Goose Folk Art Hooked Rug

Girl with Goose Folk Art Hooked Rug »

Circa 1920-1940: Great graphics with red flowers and black goose. Girl in bonnet plays little bo peep with the gander. Red flower, geometric bold black border and earth colored stripes create a striking one of a kind.

For Sale: $395

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