Recent Additions

* click image for larger view

BURL ELM TEA CADDY ca:1825-1835

A  beautiful English early 19th century burl elm tea caddy with sarcophagus lid, canted case and bun feet. The lined interior with lidded compartment and ivory knob is has the original brass lock and hinges. Outstanding condition. (TAOK)  Length 8 1/4", Height 5 1/2", Depth 4"
List Price: $575

RUSHLIGHT HOLDER c. 1680-1750

A wooden base 1680-1750 holder that uses plierslike  pincers to secure a burning rush or splint.Note the design of the of the 10 sided base, twist of the stem and the 14 sided counter weight From the Robert Apgar Estate.. (CKTE)
Dimensions:: 10 3/4"H, Base 3 1/4" x 3 1/2"
List Price: $675

SPRING ACTION RUSHLIGHT HOLDER: 1820-1850

The more accomplished  blacksmith adopted the spring action rushlight early in the 19th century   rather than using the counterweight. This is a very nice dainty spring action rushlight holder with a curved arrow foot, square stem and rectangular jaws. Note the very nice design of the  pointed thumb piece. An outstanding 9" tall piece for any collection. (CLTK)
List Price: $650

PAINTED SCENE OF A VILLAGE HOME WITH A WOMAN WALKING ALONG A SEA WALL

A COLORFUL SCENE OF A WOMAN WALKING ALONG A SEA WALL IN A VILLAGE PAINTED ON A SCHOOL SLATE. (TAE)
DIMENSIONS: 7 1/2" x  10 3/8"
LIST PRICE:$65

RARE CANDLE MOLD FUNNEL- CA:1860

IF YOU EVER WONDERED HOW CANDLE MOLDS WERE FILLED, HERE IS ONE EXAMPLE. NOTE THAT IT IS FUNNEL WITH AN ARM OR HANDLE WITH A HOOK FOR HANGING. NOTE FROM THE PHOTOS HOW IT WAS USED. NOTE ALSO  THAT THE MOLD FUNNEL  AND HANDLE ARE RIBBED WHICH IS A NICE TOUCH BY THE MAKER. MINOR DENTING ON THE FUNNEL AND HANDLE FROM EXTENSIVE USE. (RTK)
DIMENSION: 16 1/2" L
LIST PRICE: $130

WALNUT MORTAR & PESTAL

A good looking diminutive walnut mortar and pestle. Note the ring and incised line on the mortar as well as the exquisite form of the mortar. Note also the shape of the pestle and the pattern of the incised lines. Beautiful piece in outstanding condition. (BOTK)
Dimensions: Mortar 3 1/2"H, 3 3/4" Dia. Top, Pestle 7"L
List Price:$275

TWO DOOR HANGING/COUNTER TOP CUPBOARD -EARLY 19th CENTURY

An interesting and functional all original  two door early 19th century hanging or counter top cupboard. The wood is hand planed, original pulls, period  hinges with rose head nails and a wonderful red wash. Each door has two battens attached on the interior with square nails to prevent warping. The case is square nailed and in excellent condition.(KETE)
Dimensions: 32"L x 8 1/2"D x 15 1/2"H
List Price: $750

EARLY FISH TIN MOLD

An unusual and unique tin fish mold that has great detail and is in excellent condition. The fish measures 10" long,  3 7/8" at it widest part and 2 1/8" high. (LTR)
List Price: $45

Thistle Butter Print

A WELL USED EARLY CARVED BUTTER PRINT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO CRACKS OR CHIPS. (KTK) ADDITIONAL BUTTER PRINTS CAN BE FOUND IN CATEGORY  TREENWARE/WODENWARE.
3 3/8" DIA., 2 3/4"H
LIST PRICE: $85

WINTER SCENE- PAINTED ON SLATE

AN INTERESTING  WINTER FARM SCENE WITH HOUSE, BARN,  SHED AND SNOW ETC. PAINTED ON AN OLD SCHOOL HOUSE SLATE  BOARD.
DIMENSIONS: 13 3/4" X 9 3/4"
LIST PRICE: $115   (TKE)

MOUNTAIN BOAT SHAPED BASKET

THIS IS A RATHER UNIQUE FORM FOR A BASKET. IT CAME FROM THE APPALACHIAN AREA AND REFLECTS A FORM WHICH IS COMMAN TO THE AREA. WHILE THERE IS SOME MINOR BREAKAGE ON HANDLE (SEE PHOTO) THE BASKET IS IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.(TCK)
DIMENSIONS: 16"L, 6'W (LARGEST WIDTH)
LIST PRICE: $85

WOODEN SLIDE TOP BOX EARLY 19th CENTURY

JUST A CUTE LITTLE EARLY 19TH CENTURY SLIDE TOP BOX. ATTIC FINISH, SQUARE NAILED, CHAMFERED TOP. THE PULL IS NOT ORIGINAL BUT HAS BEEN ON THERE A LONG TIME. THERE IS A CRACK ON THE SLIDE TOP. THERE IS A LABEL ON FRONT PANEL WITH BLUE SMUGE WHICH PROBABLY INDICATES  CONTENTS AT ONE TIME.
DIMENSIONS: 5 1/2"L X 3"W X 2 1/2"H
LIST PRICE: $175