Recent Sales

HORSE BELLS - HORSESHOE DESIGN

Horse Bells can be jingle bells denoting a jingler inside the cast bell or a clapper found in an open type of bell. Both types have been used for sleigh bells. All horse bells are of brass or bronze metal. While antique bells wear well, the original leather straps usually need replacing due to neglect. Bells look wonderful hanging by a fireplace, draped over an old horse collar or hanging on a wall.

Offering a set of 27 graduated,"horse shoe design"  horse bells, (the largest bell is 2"D), each marked Parsons & Smith,East Hampton, CT. The set is mounted on a new 75" leather strap with buckles, made in Chadds Ford, Pa.

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BUTTER STAMP

A Butter Stamp is a device for stamping designs onto a block of warm butter. They came with the colonists from Northern Europe where they were used for centuries. Typically, they are made of wood, hand carved stamp with a lathe turned cup. They can be a box like mold, paddle, cup and plunger or stamp shape. The most popular carved designs were farm-related themes of animals, fruits, grains, symbols of sun and stars. Each group also added Ethnic themes to their molds. By the end of the 19th Century, they were mass produced.

Offering a half oval, carved, wooden butter stamp with plunger,measuring 3.75 x 7". Stamp has a stylized center flower with extended leaves on either side and chip carved border. It is from Ephrata, Pa,circa 19th Century. The stamp is in good condition with honest wear.

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RAG RUG HANDWOVEN

Rag rugs have always been the specialty of women living in the country or on the frontier. Rag rug methods were brought to America by immigrants and were made from worn clothing or other textiles. From 1890-1910, this Folk Art experienced a period of "popularity" due to the "Arts and Crafts" movement. Materials were plentiful with the growth of the American Textile Industry. 

This handwoven rug with handwoven binding and handknotted fringe is made from re-cycled and re-purposed textiles. It is made of cotton/poly and measures 26.5 x 35"(plus fringe). The fabric and colors have been chosen by the Artist to ensure beauty and quality adhering to the guidelines of traditional rug weaving. Made in Pennsylvania, it will provide your home with a useful and wonderful ambiance experienced by early Americans.

Machine Wash-Gentle cool - Line/Flat dry

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PIE SAFE

Pie Safe was a normal household item before iceboxes came into regular use and was an important part of the American household starting in the 1700's through the 1800's. The pie safe was meant to store pies, meat, bread and other perishables from insects and vermin. The pie safe was kept far from the wood stove as possible. It was even put on the back porch to catch the cool air.

A common pie safe is made of local wood - pine shelves - more expensive wood for the outside frame. It is about the size of a large bureau. Shelves are perforated and 18" deep. Safes have two hinged,front doors ventilated with pierced tins plates or screens. The sides are also ventilated with tin plate or screens. The holes in the tin plate are punched to produce an image such as an eagle, star, stylized tulip or geometric design.

Safes are freestanding , made with long legs to keep them away from the floor. Some are wall mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Most have a drawer usually above the storage area, but some times below.

We are offering a 6 Tin pie safe with a two doors storage area and square nails. The storage area has four shelves and  tin plates punched with a geometric design of triangle with circles. All tins are tight and in excellent condition. Storage areas close with  wooden peg.  The frame of the safe is topped with a simple cornice of crown molding, the sides are straight extending down to a straight apron and straight legs. The entire safe has been painted white but has attractive worn patina. It is in excellent condition with honest wear - a unique piece with great storage.

The measurements are: 44.5"H, 39"w, 13"D

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PIE SAFE

Pie Safe was a normal household item before iceboxes came into regular use and was an important part of the American household starting in the 1700's through the 1800's. The pie safe was meant to store pies, meat, bread and other perishables from insects and vermin. The pie safe was kept far from the wood stove as possible. It was even put on the back porch to catch the cool air.

A common pie safe is made of local wood - pine shelves - more expensive wood for the outside frame. It is about the size of a large bureau. Shelves are perforated and 18" deep. Safes have two hinged,front doors ventilated with pierced tins plates or screens. The sides are also ventilated with tin plate or screens. The holes in the tin plate are punched to produce an image such as an eagle, star, stylized tulip or geometric design.

Safes are freestanding , made with long legs to keep them away from the floor. Some are wall mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Most have a drawer usually above the storage area, but some times below.

We are offering a 12 Tin pie safe with two storage areas divided by two drawers with wooden pulls. Top storage area has tin plates punched with a geometric design of triangle with circles. All tins are tight and in excellent condition. Storage areas close with iron and porcelain latches.  The frame of the safe is topped with a simple cornice of crown molding, the sides are straight extending down to a straight apron ans straight legs. The simplicity of the design brings forth the beauty of the tins. It is in excellent condition - an wonderful addition with lots of storage.

The measurements are: 73.5"H, 38.5"w, 16.5"D

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COBBLER'S BENCH


Boot and shoemakers are commonly called "cobblers". But the word "cobbler" is more properly applied to shoe repairman. Those who actually make footwear are known as "Cordwainers" from the Spanish word "cordovan" (reddish leather found in Spain).

A cobbler's bench typically low, four legged with a seat at one end, compartments for tools and supplies - and a working area. Since each bench was made to suit the cobblers needs - they differ from the basic design.

This bench displays the basic design but offers two front drawers and two side drawers with a back storage for tools  the width of the bench. It is in excellent condition - all joints sturdy and tight, great patina - many uses- areal find!

The measurements are: 24"H, 49.5"W, 23.5"D

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SAWTOOTH QUILT - RED & WHITE

We are offering a "Striped Sawtooth" quilt made in Lancaster County, circa 1900. This unusual quilt design is dominated by alternating strips of white and red printed cottons surrounded by an inner sawtooth border of white cotton. It is backed with white cotton. 

 This quilt measures 90 x 85. 
 The colors are bright and crisp- the stitches are tight. It is in excellent condition and would brighten any room.

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CHAIR - HIGHBACK WINDSOR

Offering an English High Back Broad Windsor Chair.  It has a bowed top rail, continuous arm on a pierced, splat back. It has a comfortable, molded seat mounted to handsome crinoline stretcher base. The chair is supported by four turned legs.

This chair retains the original stain and show honest wear creating a nice accent look. Measurements are  42" H x 23"W x 25"D .

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GIRL DOLL

Offering a "My Sweetheart" Bisque German doll made by B&J Co and B. Illfelder Co. This doll stands 25"tall with a jointed socket head, jointed limbs (hips,shoulder,knee and wrists), jointed molded composition body. She has a human hair wig, blue glass inset (open/shut) eyes , open mouth with fine teeth and a lovely expression. She is dressed in a white cotton and lace dress with a broad collar and dropped waist. She has a white lace trimmed slip and white bloomers,white stockings and shoes tied with ribbon. She is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

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Victorian Boy Doll

Offering a 28" antique Bisque Doll,manufacture mark on back of head, circa 1870-1910. This Doll has a jointed socket head, jointed limbs (hip,shoulder,wrist,knee)and jointed molded composition body. He has glass blue working (open/shut) eyes. He has fine teeth, human hair wig and a lovely expression. He is dressed in a period antique clothing of black velvet coat and knickers, finished at the waist with a red silk band. He has a white cotton shirt with a red silk bow tie. He has black shoes and white stockings. He is in excellent condition with hand sewn clothes and black velvet hat.

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German Bisque Doll

Offering a 28" antique German Bisque Doll,manufacture mark on back of head,circa 1870-1910. This Doll has a jointed socket head, jointed limbs(hip,shoulder,wrist and knees) and jointed molded composition body. She has glass brown stationery eyes. She has fine teeth, deep red mohair wig and a lovely expression. She is dressed in a period antique clothing of white cotton tied at the waist with red silk. She has white slip and bloomers,pink shoes and white stockings. She has been professionally restrung and redressed. She is in excellent condition with hand sewn clothes and sweet gold earrings.  her doll stand is also for sale at $25.00. The book price for this Doll is $900.00.

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Bisque Doll

We are offering a 20" antique Bisque Doll, made for the French market with a manufacture mark on the back head. The Doll has a jointed socket head, jointed limbs (hip,shoulder,wrist and knee) and a jointed molded composition body. She has blue glass stationery eyes. She has fine teeth, human hair wig, and a lovely expression. She is dressed in a period, blue floral, cotton,drop waist dress with a white buttoned collar trimmed with lace and matching bonnet. She has a cotton & lace slip and cotton bloomers. She has black & brown shoes and black stockings. She is in excellent condition with sweet drop earrings.

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