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Antique American Doll Sled with Original Painted Surface For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Blue Paint Decorated Doll Sled in Original Surface »

Circa 1890-1910: Measuring a robust 17" in length, 5 3/4" in height, and 5 1/2' in depth, this child's doll sled, with its dramatically arched runners and expertly hand painted polychromatic floral decoration on a desirable dark blue ground, is in excellent as found condition with no paint touch ups or repairs.

For Sale: $1950

Rare Midwestern Antique American Tin Litho Advertising: 1920s Sweet Girl Brand Peanut Butter Tin

Scarce Sweet Girl Brand Peanut Butter One Pound Tin »

Circa 1920s: Distributed in the Midwestern United States by the Geo. Rasmussen Co. of Chicago IL, Minneapolis MN, Milwaukee WI, and Des Moines IA, this eye catching one pound bail handled Sweet Girl Peanut Butter tin is a fabulous and hard to find example of early 20th century American tin lithograph advertising with its patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme on a soft baby blue ground.

For Sale: $495

Original Blue Paint 18th Century New England Firkin For Sale

18th Century New England Sugar Bucket in Original Blue Paint »

Circa Late 18th Century: It is truly rare to find an 18th century firkin in its first paint, and this superbly constructed early American blue sugar bucket fits the bill. Measuring 10.25" tall and having a bottom diameter of 12.25" and a top diameter of 11.5", this country primitive firkin with interlocking lap joint construction retains its first painted surface and, amazingly, has not been scraped down or overpainted.

For Sale: $2850

19th Century Antique American Diminutive Eagle Weathervane For Sale

Antique American Diminutive Eagle Weathervane »

Circa Late 19th Century: We love the honest weathered surface on this diminutive eagle weathervane that measures only 14.25" high including museum stand and has a petite 16" wingspan. Possibly Harris and Company, Boston Mass.

For Sale: $3950

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

Original Dark Green Painted Antique American Pantry Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Pantry Box in Original Green Painted Surface »

Circa 1870-1880: Measuring 10 1/2"W x 5 1/2"H, this hefty thick-walled pantry box in its original coat of dark green paint will fit perfectly into an antique country primitive setting. The box is in excelllent condition and retains its original hand cut square wooden pegs around the lid.

For Sale: $550

Original Oyster Paint 19th Century New England Pantry Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Round Pantry Box in Original Oyster Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: It is always a joy to find pantry boxes in the lighter hues, and this 6 3/4"W x 3 3/8"H pantry box in original oyster paint is a real winner. This lovely primitive pantry box is in sturdy condition with a great honest patina that only time can provide. We have kept this one in our personal collection and have finally decided to let some other lucky collector be its steward.

For Sale: $650

Antique American Doll Sled with Original Painted Surface For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Red Paint Decorated Doll Sled in Original Surface »

Circa 1890-1910: Measurung a petite 14 1/2" long, 5" wide, and 3 1/4" in tall, this five color polychromatic painted doll sled boasts floral decoration surrounded by a double border of gold stenciling inside a blue pinstripe. Its cast iron runners in original green have red striping, and the sled even includes its original rope so that a little girl of the daycould pull her favorite doll through the snow on a bright winter day. This gorgeous doll sled was gently used and exhibits the good honest wear that advanced collectors desire in their antiques.

For Sale: $1,450

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

PA Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining »

Circa 1840: Made of chestnut and poplar, this Pennsylvania document box in the form of a miniature blanket chest sports original red paint decoration, simple scalloped feet, square nail construction, and newspaper lining from the July 23, 1838 edition of the Philadelphia Messenger, a weekly publication begun in 1837. Measuring 8"H x 12 1/2"W x 8 1/2"D, this handsome country primitive chest has a fitted lid cased on all four sides, thus eliminating the need for hinges.

For Sale: $650

Antique Nantucket Basket Original Sewing Fabric Ferdinand Sylvaro Lightship Basket for Sale

Antique Ferdinand Sylvaro Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket »

Circa 1930: Measuring 7" wide by 8 1/2" tall to the top of the handle, this unusual Nantucket Lightship sewing basket made by Ferdinand Sylvaro is a sight to behold. The basket still retains its orginal fabric and looks as if it has never been used. When Mitchell Ray retired from basket making in the first decade of the 20th century, he sold his basket molds to Sylvaro, who in turn made high quality baskets in Rhode Island for the next three decades.

For Sale: $1650

New Geneva PA 4 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock R. T. Williams

4 Gallon R.T. Williams New Geneva PA Blue Decorated Storage Jar »

Circa 1890s: Dark and crisp cobalt freehand and stencil decoration covers the length of this 15" New Geneva, Pennsylvania, R.T Williams four gallon storage jar.

For Sale: $850

Antique Nantucket Basket Original 19th Century Mitchell Ray Rhode Island Wooden Bottom Lightship Baskets for Sale

Original Mitchell Ray Antique Nantucket Lightship Basket »

Circa 1900: This superbly patinated Nantucket basket has the wooden bull's eye basket bottom usually attributed to Mitchell Ray, the most famous of the early Rhode Island basket makers, and the early wooden staves associated with lightship baskets made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Measures 7 1/2" wide by 9 1/2" tall to the top of the handle.

For Sale: $1950

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Full length Double Watercolor Portrait »

Circa 1830: Here, an unknown itinerant artist makes use of his talent in this interesting tale of a tall, portly gentleman holding his hat and making eye contact with a petite, educated, slightly older lady, book in hand, in an amazingly vivid blue dress as they stand on a boldly decorated carpet. Each gazing forward with their own purpose and past, this unlikely duo is captured in this charming early watercolor.

For Sale: $2350

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

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

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

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

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 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.

For Sale: $2950

Enoch Fowler Beaver County Pennsylvania 3 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Churn For Sale

Enoch Fowler Beaver County PA 3 Gallon Blue Decorated Churn »

Circa 1850s: Enoch Fowler is one of Beaver County, Pennsylvania's most celebrated potters, and this hefty three gallon cobalt decorated churn is super well potted and beautifully decorated to boot, showing why wares from Fowler's kiln were so popular in Western Pennsylvania.

For Sale: $795

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

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

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

Miniature Three Drawer American 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

19th Century Antique American Pigeon Carrier 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

Rare Antique Sampler from Kokomo Indiana 1854 Woolwork

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: $2750

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

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

Antique American Advertisng Cetacolor Linen Banner

Cetacolor Advertising Linen Banner»

Circa 1910: Superb graphics printed by the famous Acme Sign Printing Company in Dayton Ohio. Nice size at 30" x 24" with vibrant color, and in excellent condition.

For Sale: $395

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

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

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

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: $1250

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

One Gallon Antique American Stoneware Crock James Hamilton and Company Greensboro PA For Sale

James Hamilton & Co. Greensboro PA 1 Gallon Blue Decorated Storage Jar »

Circa 1870s: Profuse cobalt blue stenciled decoration and stellar condtion define this handsome 10" tall one gallon James Hamilton and Company storage jar. Exuberant and clear decoration adorns almost all of the field, making this one gallon Southwestern Pennsylvania storage jar very desirable. Additionally, this 19th century crock has no chips, cracks, or repairs and is guaranteed to please.

For Sale: $495

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

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: $2250

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

Redware Slip Decorated Plate

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: $2795

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

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

Previously SOLD Pieces:
Antique 1920s Four Color Wooden Trade Sign with Wrought Iron Frame

1920s Wooden River Room Trade Sign »

Circa 1920s: Measuring a substantive 60" wide by 15 1/2" tall, this beautiful four-color cut out River Room trade sign in its original custom made metal frame almost certainly hung in the River Room, a cafe in St. Paul, Minnesota's famous Dayton's department store.


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.”


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 with Reeded Lid & Dovetail Construction »

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.


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.


James Hamilton and Company 4 Gallon Blue Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Churn

Four Gallon Blue Decorated James Hamilton Churn »

Circa 1860-1880: Bold and rich freehand and stencil cobalt blue decoration define this nicely propotioned 16" tall four gallon James Hamilton and Company churn. Exuberant stripes adorn the base and rim, with thick spins of the brush around each handle and a few dots for good luck on the handle tops. The front stencil is well done, with the thick, rich, bold blue that advanced collectors desire in Pennsylvania stoneware.


Early American Country Primitive New England Cheese Box in Old Red Paint Found in New Hampshire

Large Early American Wooden Box in Original Red Painted Surface »

Circa 1825-1850: Constructed of poplar, this wonderful New England cheese box in original red paint has early interlocking finger joint construction, is signed G.S.G. on both the lid and the base, and measures a whopping 17" in diameter by 6 1/2" tall.


Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Windsor Green Paint »

Circa 1850: In the mid 19th century, there was an influx of people, primarily a mix of New Englanders traveling west and German immigrants carving niches in their new American lives, into the Midwestern frontier. By 1850, thirty-four-year-old Massachusetts born carpenter A.H. Nichols and his twenty-six-year-old bride H.B. Nichols had settled in Watertown, Wisconsin, having lived in the dairy state for at least nine years with their four children as is evidenced in the 1850 Wisconsin census.


Palatine WV Knotts & Swindler 2 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Storage Jar

Knotts & Swindler Palatine WV 2 Gallon Storage Jar »

Circa 1870s: We love the large block lettering and slightly of center two gallon capacity mark on this neat salt glazed storage jar manufactured by the Palatine, West Virginia, pottery firm Knotts and Swindler.


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"


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.


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.


Early American Antique Painted Tin Toy Elephant on Base with Wheels

Antique Harris and Company Blackhawk Weathervane »

Circa Late 19th Century: This classic 26" Harris and Company Blackhawk weathervane from Boston MA is constructed of molded copper but for its zinc ears. The vane is 19 1/2" tall mounted on its museum stand and has an appealing surface. 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. The 26" size highly desirable because it can fit just about anywhere in the house and still make quite a statement. The weathervane is modeled after Blackhawk (1833-1856), an infamous trotter who sired 1,722 foals, including the storied Ethan Allen.


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.


Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware Water Cooler Salt Glazed Pennsylvania Stoneware Crocks for Sale

Blue Decorated Richard Remmey Water Cooler »

Circa 1870s: Character abounds in this highly decorated Richard Remmey blue decorated, salt glazed, antique water cooler. Here is use history to the max and one can only begin to picture the thirsts that were quenched around this 19th century water cooler.


Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

1940s Folk Art Wooden Trade Sign for Braided and Woven Rugs »

Circa 1940s: Unusual and well done wooden trade sign for "Braided and Woven Rugs for Sale." Research on telephone numbers lets us date this sign to the late 1940s after World War II when phone numbers were written as a named place with four digits, in this case "Tel. Ocean~1419~W". Measures 25.5" x 18.25"


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.


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.


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.



Early American Antique Pantry Box in Original Mustard Painted Surface

Antique 19th Century Pantry Box in Original Mustard Paint »

Circa 1880: In country primitive circles, mustard pantry boxes are in high demand, and this 9 3/8"W x 4 3/4"H 19th century pantry box in original dry mustard paint certainly fits the bill. Found in New Hampshire, this early pantry box is in excellent sturdy conditon with a patinated surface just the way we all hope to find them. Shown here on the bottom of this stack.


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.


Antique Country Primitive Blue Paint Apple Tray Canted Sides For Sale

Early American Primitive Trencher
in Original Slate Green Paint »

Circa 1750-1850: Antique Country Primitives enthusiasts who crave great form and orginal painted surface will love this superb early American poplar dough trencher. At 28" wide, 13"deep, and 4" high, this handsome Pennsylvania or New England trencher will make a bold statement as a centerpiece on an old harvest or sawbuck table and is especially beautiful when filled with stone fruit -- or even the real thing! This is early American painted woodenware at its finest.


Antique Stoneware Pitcher Blue Decorated Salt Glazed

Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware from Morgantown, WV »

Circa 1880s: Highly prized blue decorated stoneware produced in Morgantown, West Virginia, is hard to come by in any condition, and this handsome, folksy two-gallon storage jar with Morgantown's signature feather decoration has no chips, cracks, or repairs. Painted from top to bottom of its field in rich, pure, bold, and confident cobalt strokes, this superb example of antique American folk art pottery has the high blue/gray contrast and striking quantity of cobalt embellishment the discerning stoneware collector desires.


Early American Folk Art Paint Decorated Baske

Antique Country Primitive Original Paint Decorated Basket »

Early 20th Century: This amazing paint decorated antique basket showcases five bold original colors— salmon, windsor green, red and a brilliant robins egg blue as the center stripe. Quickly picked from Tim Chambers, the basket probably originates from the midwest. In excellent condition, without damage.
Measures 10 1/2" w x 13" h


Highly Painted Pintail Duck Decoy

Highly Decorated Midwestern Pintail Decoy »

Circa 1910-1930: This striking pintail decoy found in Lafayette, Indiana, has fantastic paint, a gracefully carved head, and a very unusual tail construction.



Antique American Hooked Rug Folk Art Rooster Fight Cocks Cock Fighting

Folk Art Fighting Cocks Hooked Rug »

Circa 1936: The rooster is one of the iconic images in American folk art, and this rare 32" x 23" fighting cocks hooked rug has all the bells and whistles that the advanced collector expects in a piece of this quality.



H. G. Traver Antique Illinois River Blue Bill Duck Decoy with old, original paint

H.G. Traver Illinois River Decoy »

Circa 1930s: Decatur, Illinois, carver H, G. Traver's decoys are difficult to find, and this bluebill is a fine example of his work.


Antique Sampler Earl American Needlework 19th Century Folk Art

1845 Mary Martin Sampler »

Dated 1845: I know that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. Mary Martin, Ardwick, Oct. 8, 1845


19th Century folk art painting, oil on canvas, primitive log cabin and swans, pennsylvania origins, vivid colors

Primitive, Naive, Charming Folk Art Painting »

Circa 1890-1910: Early oil on canvas folk art painting with charming primitive scene that includes log cabin, naively painted swans, unusual water works, brightly colored folky trees and unique early frame. Found in Pennsylvania


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

Antique Mustard Grain Painted Wooden Sugar Bucket »

Circa 1880-1900: Very nice construction and condition on this fancy grain painted antique wooden firkin.


Spotted Dog & Red Tulips Hooked Rug »

Spotted Dog & Red Tulips Hooked Rug »

Graphic, bold colors on this antique hook rug. Great spotted dog and vibrant pennsylvania dutch tulip decoration.


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