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.

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Early American Country Primitives ,Folk Art, Textiles, Unusual Americana, Pottery, Stoneware, Cast Iron Mechanical Banks and Antique Toys.
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

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: $2950

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

Punch and Judy Mechanical Bank

Punch and Judy Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1884: This bank represents a typical Punch and Judy theatre, scenery, curtain and all. Judy receives the coin in a plate in her hand, a lever is pressed and Punch rushes forward brandishing a club, when Judy turns quickly and deposits the coin in the bank. Name "Punch and Judy Bank" above the stage opening. Two varieties, one has smaller letters in the name than the other. Buffalo, N.Y. July 15, 1884.

For Sale: $2950

Early American Tin Horse and Rider Bell Toy Antique Pull Toy Althoff Bergmann For Sale

Althof Bergmann Early American Tin
Articulated Horse and Rider Bell Toy »

Circa 1870: Early American tin horse and rider pull toys don't get any better than this handsome 14" x 12" Althof Bergmann jumbo articulated bell toy with early heart-shaped wheels that approximate a horse's gait and facilitate the ringing of the bell when the toy is in motion. Condition is excellent on this rare beauty, with only a couple spots of solder on the tips of the feet and one leg possibly soldered from the inside. The paint is original, and for a 150-year-old tin toy that was never primed, one should consider the paint as truly excellent. The large size of this wonderful antique tin toy will make it the centerpiece of any advanced toy collection. Moreover, this toy was once owned by the late famed toy and folk art collector and author Bernard Barenholtz (American Antique Toys, 1830-1900) and has come to us through storied Americana dealers Steven Score, Marilyn Simmons, and Tom Rawson. If you are looking for an outstanding early American tin toy with first class provenance, then this fantastic Althof Bergman Jumbo horse and rider pull toy should fit the bill.


Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Abe Lincoln Carved Bust »

Circa 1900-1920: Measuring 9 ½” tall and 5” wide, this exquisitely rendered and beautifully painted one piece wooden bust of President Abraham Lincoln is a prime example of the patriotic folk art created around the celebration of our 16th President’s 100th birthday in 1909 when sparks of nationalistic pride ignited across the country. Lincoln’s bust was even unveiled on the penny that year, and other images of our first assassinated leader appeared on prints, advertisements, bookends, pottery, and a wide assortment of mass-produced goods. It follows, of course, that anonymous untrained American folk artists also paid tribute to Honest Abe with their one of a kind handmade objects.

For Sale: $2250

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

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

Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire Pottery La Grange Residence of the Marquis Lafayette Plate Blue and White 19th Century Ceramics

Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire Scene
La Grange Residence of the Marquis Lafayettte »

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: $275

Painted Antique Windsor Chair Signed S. Kilburn | Early American Antique

Signed S. Kilburn Painted Windsor Chair »

Circa 1840-1850: Stephen Kilburn was born in Massachusetts in the early 1800s where he learned the trade of chair joiner. This signed Kilburn side chair retains its original green, gold, and mustard paint decoration. This rare Ohio windsor remains in sturdy, usable condition and will make an excellent addition to any collection of painted furniture.

For Sale: $800

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

Historical Staffordshire: Pair Squirrels on Tree Stump Bases holding Acorns 19th Century Antique Staffordshire Pottery

Antique Staffordshire Pair of Squirrels on Tree Stumps Holding Acorns »

Circa 1870: Pair of hand painted, early Staffordshire Pottery squirrels on stump holding acorns. Staffordshire figure pottery body with pearlware glaze and decorated in enamel colours. The figures are very well modelled and have strong visual appeal.

For Sale: $495

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

Antique American Blue Decorated Two Gallon 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

Antique Bail Handled Firkin in Original Blue Paint

Antique Bail Handled Firkin in Original Blue Paint »

Circa 1900: What a treat to find an antique bail handled pantry box in original paint—especially in a brilliant blue. This example boasts an original surface and nice original condition. Bail handle and simple hardware complete this early 20th century antique painted firkin.

For Sale: $675

Antique Stoneware Pitcher Blue Decorated Salt Glazed

Palatine, WV Four Gallon Blue Decorated Antique American Crock »

Circa 1880s: T.D. Harden Rare Large Size Storage Jar— West Virginia stoneware collectors love Palatine's T. D. Harden late 1800s cobalt stencil decorated crocks, and this four-gallon storage jar in excellent condition with no damage is a scarcely found, thus very desirable, size. The graceful lines and beautifully colored clay on this formidable example antique American stoneware will make this a centerpiece in any setting of early American antiques, country primitives, or 19th century stoneware and Americana.

For Sale: $1400

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.

For Sale: $1450

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: $7250

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: $1250

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 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

Folk Art, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug, early 20th century

1938 Red, White and Blue Folk Art Hooked Rug »

Signed and Dated: EF '38, one of three by the same maker

Circa 1938: Strong and bold graphic content, great clor and whimsical theme, signed by EF '38, one of a trio of folk art hooked rugs by the same artist. Vibrant colors and superb graphic appeal.

For Sale: $550


Antique American Advertising Drug Store Display Tin in Red Green Gold from W. F. Smiths City

W.F. Smiths CIty Drug Store Painted Tin Store Container »

Circa 1880s: Springfield Ohio— Antique country store merchant tins are usually large and cumbersome, but this petite red, green, and gold W. F. Smith City Drug Store stenciled tin with its unusual wooden teardrop pull and beautiful original surface is a truly charming example of late 19th to early 20th century American advertising. This lovely countertop tin has a great primitive look and will be a super addition to any collection of early advertising, country store, or primitive antique Americana.

For Sale: $345

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Abe Lincoln Carved Plaque »

Circa 1946: Signed “Otto 46,” this beautifully naïve carved wooden plaque commemorates the life of our 16th President and his crowning achievement of breaking our nation’s bonds to human slavery as is evidenced by Honest Abe’s birth and death dates and by the memorial wreath surrounding Lincoln with the chains serving as the wreath’s bottom link. Carved a year after the end of World War II when America was celebrating victory and just beginning its long recovery from a grueling and sacrificial world-wide campaign, this plaque hearkens back to our country’s Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s 1858 assertion that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” This choice example of patriotic Americana plucked from a Floridian gentleman’s extremely discerningly acquired Lincoln collection.

For Sale: $1495

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

Magician Mechanical Bank For Sale

Magician Antique Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1901: Designed by virtuoso bank inventor Charles A. Bailey for Cromwell, Connecticut’s J. & E. Stevens Company, the Magician Bank is based on the timeless vanishing rabbit trick.  When one places a coin under the magician’s top hat and presses the lever, the hat covers the coin, and the coin “magically disappears,” sliding down a cleverly designed (and hard to detect) chute. Upon the lever’s release, the magician raises his hat, revealing an empty table. This ingenious optical illusion was sure to delight its young turn of the century owners and help them save their change for that proverbial rainy day.

For Sale: $4,950


Two Gallon Salt Glazed Blue Decorated American Stoneware Pitcher

Two Gallon Salt Glazed Blue Decorated American Stoneware Pitcher »

Circa 1870s-1880s: This striking double flower decoration on this folksy two gallon pitcher is classic Peter Hermann, Baltimore, Maryland's premier 19th century potter. This antique American stoneware pitcher has great lines, is big and bold, is in fantastic condition, and will make a superb addition to any collection of stoneware or early American antiques.

For Sale: $1250

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: $1495

Dark Town Battery Mechanical Bank For Sale

Dark Town Battery Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1888: Originally advertised as the Base Ball Bank, James H. Bowen’s superbly designed Dark Town Battery was manufactured and distributed by Cromwell, Connecticut’s J. & E. Stevens Company and stands as a lasting celebration of America’s first professional Negro Baseball League in 1887. This immensely popular and highly desirable mechanical bank is the finest piece of 19th century sporting Black Americana ever produced, and this example features and incredibly vibrant and nearly complete untouched paint decorated surface.

For Sale: $9,400


Antique Merchant Jar Blue Decorated Stoneware Berhens Wheeling West Virginia Pottery For Sale

Antique Stoneware Merchant Jar for West Virginia Grocer »

Circa 1880s: West Virginia merchant jars are highly prized in the collecting realms of antique American stoneware, and this 10" tall F. H. Behrens storage jar manufactured for one of Wheeling, West Virginia's leading grocers, surely fits the bill.

For Sale: $325

Rare Civil War Era Antique American Stoneware with Manganese Floral Decoration and incised Date 1863

Rare Civil War Era Stoneware Crock with
Unusual Manganese Floral Decoration »

Dated 1863: Note the stamped or more formally done "5" gallon mark overwritten by a large 4. An inscribed "4" was also added to the back of the crock so no mistake would be made on its size. Highly unusual manganese floral decoration and rare Civil War date make this an exceptional piece of antique American stoneware. This unusual jar measures 12" Tall, 7" Wide at the top, and 6 1/2" at the bottom.


Antique American Needlework Rare Michigan Schoolgirl Sampler Signed and Dated For Sale

Antique American Folk Art Michigan Schoolgirl Sampler»

Signed "Eliza H. Booth Mich. Aged 10 Years 1850": Michigan samplers are rare, and even advanced collectors can go a lifetime without holding one in their hands. This scarce antique Midwestern textile measures 18 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" tall and is housed in a 22" X 12" frame.

For Sale: $2250

Paint Decorated Tinware Upson Conneticut Early American Antique
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.

For Sale: $750


Dark Town Battery Mechanical Bank For Sale

Two Frogs Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1882: Originally marketed as the Bullfrog Bank and the Frog Bank, James H. Bowen’s strikingly visual Two Frogs mechanical bank was manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut bank giant J. & E. Stevens Company and imitates, in comic fashion, a frog catching its prey, in this case a child’s coin... nearly mint untouched paint decorated surface.

For Sale: $6,500


One Quart 6 inch PA Pennsylvania Striper Canner Wax Sealer

One Quart Pennsylvania Stoneware Canner
with Three Stripes in Cobalt Decoration  »

Circa 1880: Desirable Small Size: Here is a handsome 6 1/2" one quart canning jar with desirable three stripe decoration. These small stripers are getting harder and harder to find, and this lovely piece of antique American stoneware will fir perfectly into a country primitive setting.

For Sale: $325

Folk Art, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug, early 20th century

Folky, Whimsical Vintage Hooked Rug »

Signed: EF, one of three by the same maker

Circa 1930s: Charming and vibrant, signed EF , one of a trio of folk art hooked rugs by the same artist.

For Sale: $450

Trick Pony Mechanical Bank For Sale

Trick Pony Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1885: Designed by Wilmington, North Carolina’s Juleus Mueller for the Shepard Hardware Company of Buffalo, New York, the Trick Pony is modeled from the wildly popular carousel horse. In the child’s imagination, the carousel horses come alive when the ride lurches into gear and the wooden steeds begin their circular jaunt. Similarly, the Trick Pony resting on its decorated column and adorned in carousel horse’s garb, comes to life when its button is pressed and its head moves forward to drop the coin in its maw into the slot. In effect, this handsome 19th century American mechanical bank truly does epitomize the one trick pony. This specimen has perfect action, is free of any chips, cracks, or repairs, and retains a fine untouched original vibrantly paint decorated surface.

For Sale: $1,750


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

New York Antique Key Maker Trade Sign: Keil

Keil Keys | New York | Trade Sign »

Circa 1920-1930: Fabulous double sided litho printed sign. Excellent condtion and great graphics on this rare die cut trade sign

For Sale: $895

Patriotic GAR Oil on Canvas with Eagle, Flags, and Cannons: Antique American Folk Art Painting

Antique Folk Art Patriotic Americana Painting (GAR) »

Circa 1880s: Oil on canvas Americana painting with eagle on sheild, flags and cannons. Great whimsical and naive composition repeating cross shapes.

For Sale: $2,250

Boy Scout Camp Mechanical Bank For Sale

Boy Scout Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1912-1917: The Boy Scout Camp Bank does not often find its way to the open marketplace, and this wonderful example of the scarce and complex J. & E. Stevens Company masterpiece mechanical bank is attributed to highly acclaimed bank designer Charles A. Bailey and celebrates the 1910 formation of The Boy Scouts of America.

For Sale: $3,400


Early American Walnut Childs Chest of Drawers Antique American Furniture

Early American Walnut Childs Chest of Drawers »

Circa 1830-1850: 19th Century charming walnut antique childs chest of drawers with wonderful turnings. 31" H x 24 3/4" W x 12 1/4" D

For Sale: $2750

Antique American Game Board in Original Red and White Paint

Antique Double Sided Gameboard in Original Red & White Paint »

Great Original Surface: Fresh from a local Vermont estate is this wonderful antique American gameboard in original red and white paint.

For Sale: $1350

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

Early American Treenware Storage Jar »

Pulled from an old Connecticut barn, this highly unusual 18th century early American treenware storage jar was constructed from a single block of wood and expertly hand turned on a lathe. Smooth and thin to the touch, the jar's lip shows centuries of honest wear, and one can see where the original owners tied twine around the jar to secure a cheese cloth cover. This rare piece of antiques treen is tastefully adorned with three sets of scribed lines. There is an early repair to an old shrinkage crack on the jar, and this simply attests to the great age of the piece. We often see other utilitarian pieces of early American treen, such as plates, bowls, and utensils, but this the first time we have come across a storage jar that resembles the first examples of American stoneware. This is a spectacular piece of Americana for the collector who likes only the finest and most unusual examples of antique country primitives.

For Sale: $1750

Cobalt Blue Decorated Tulip Freehand Four Gallon Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock
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

Folk Art George Washington Patriotic Americana Drawing mid 19th century. Pen and Ink Drawing Antique

Antique American Patriotic Folk Art Pen and Ink Drawing
of George Washington on Horseback  »

Circa 1850s: This charming folk art pen and ink drawing of General George Washington on horseback is surely modeled after the 1850 Currier and Ives print of the father of our country. Although the artist's attention to detail is commendable, it is through the naive yet pleasant depiction of our first President's face that the viewer can tell this is the work of a skilled but untrained artist. Note the two guache highlights, one on the boot and the other on Washington's eye, This is a fabulous and whimsical example of 19th century patriotic American folk art in which General Washington, atop his trusted steed, forever tips his hat to those who look his way.

For Sale: $650

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: $1950

Cobalt Blue Decorated Beaver County PA Salt Glaze Stoneware Jar with Freehand Decoration

Freehand Decorated Beaver County, PA Semi-Ovoid
Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock  »

Circa 1850s: Wide swaths of freehand cobalt blue floral decoration populate the pleasing lines of this semi-ovoid salt glazed western Pennsylvania Beaver County two gallon storage jar. Beaver County stoneware is known for its bold and primitive decor against the region's dark clay, and this wonderful antique crock bears the classic attributes of its county's pre Civil War pottery. Decorated on front and back, this primitively elegant two gallon jar will hold its own among any fine collection of early American country wares.

For Sale: $950

Bull Dog Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale

Bull Dog Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1880: Cromwell, Connecticut cast iron bank manufacturers J. & E. Stevens Company relied on James H. Bowen to create the visually formidable Bull Dog Bank or, as it was first named, the Bull Dog Bank, Coin on Nose. It is easy to see that any youngster of the day would consider the fearsome bulldog with its penetrating glass eyes and disturbing toothy jaws a perfect receptacle to guard his hard-earned coins. After all, one would have to be out of his mind even to consider stealing from a creature so ferocious as the ever-attendant bulldog. This eye catching antique mechanical bank features a superb untouched paint decorated surface, perfect action, and no chips, cracks, or repairs, is of true collector quality, and will surely be a hit in any fine collection of Americana, banks, or antique cast iron toys.

For Sale: $2,750


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

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

Four Strip Cobalt Blue Decorated Pennsylvania Antique American Salt Glazed Storage Crock Jar for Sale

Four Stripe Cobalt Decorated Antique American
Pennsylvania, Salt Glazed Storage Jar  »

Circa 1880: This excellent 8" antique Southwestern PA storage crock sports four bold and highly contrasted stripes and a thick, shiny salt glaze. Condition and form are excellent on this handsome piece of 19th century American stoneware.

For Sale: $275

Antique Game Board  American Conneticut Checker Board in Original Paint

Antique American 4 Color Paint Decorated Game Board »

Circa 1880: Here is a wonderful four-color checkerboard in an unusual and pleasing color scheme: brown, hunter green, mustard, and black. This Connecticut gameboard was obviously made by a professional, perhaps a carriage painter as evidenced by the thin green border and well-painted squares, and is in untouched original condition with the good, honest wear advanced collectors like to see. This lovely antique checkerboard is an excellent example of 19th century American folk art and will compliment any collection of early game boards, antique country primitves, or high quality americana.

For Sale: $1250

arcade cast iron fageol bus for sale large 12 inch size: brilliant original blue paint

Arcade Cast Iron Fageol Bus »

Circa 1925-1931: Brilliant blue paint and great form on this early antique cast iron Arcade large 12" Fageol Bus

For Sale: $595

Ovoid One Gallon Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration Possibly D.P. Shenfelder, Reading PA

Ovoid One Gallon Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration
Possibly Attributed to D.P. Shenfelder, Reading, PA  »

Circa 1830-1850: Although unsigned, this handsome 10 1/2" tall ovoid blue decorated antique stoneware jug features the tilted floral decoration present on many forms of pottery from Daniel Shenfelder's shop in Reading, Pennsylvania.

For Sale: $495

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.

For Sale: $1295

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

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

Striper Half Gallon PA Wax Sealer Antique American Stoneware For Sale

One Quart Pennsylvania Stoneware Canner
with Three Stripes in Cobalt Decoration  »

Circa 1880: This fine 8 1/4" antique American Southwestern Pennsylvania wax sealer with its great gray salt glaze and boldly done stripes is in superb condition and will fit right in with any collection of stoneware or primitive country antiques.

For Sale: $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: $2795

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

Black Americana Antique Folk Art OOB Portrait 1965 Black Girl, Pink Dress, Gold Cross, Civil Rights Era Outsider Art Painting for Sale

American Outsider Art, Folk Art Painting on Board »

Circa 1965: This wonderful 16" x 20" outsider folk art portrait housed in its orginal 23" x 27" pine frame depicts a young African American girl in a pink dress with pink ribbons in her hair and a gold cross around her neck. Found in a farmhouse in Southwestern Indiana between Terre haute and Vincennes, this painting was created in 1965 when the civil rights movement was heating up in the cities across America. Note that this painting is not a depiction of stereotypical black Americana but is that of a young Christian black child with a surprised, yet sad and almost frightened expression on her innocent face, making this work reminiscent of the black church bombings happening in the 1960s American South. This finely done oil on board also hearkens both the complexity of Cezanne's island portraits and the violent naivete of Jean Dubuffet's brute art.

For Sale: $1250

Antique American Redware Sewer Tile Lunch Hour Folk Art Recumbant Lion Ohio

Ohio Folk Art Sewer Tile Growling Recumbant Lion  »

Circa 1900-1925: Measuring just under 10" wide, this whimsical Ohio sewer tile recumbant lion sports crossed front paws, open mouth, and unusually positioned tail.

For Sale: $595

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

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

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

Antique Speaking Dog Mechanical Bank For Sale

Speaking Dog Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1885: This lovely Speaking Dog mechanical bank has great paint, in good working order, and is without repair.

For Sale: $1,250


1 Gallon Pa Striper 3 Stripes American Antiqu Stoneware Storage Jar For Sale

Three Stripe One Gallon Cobalt Decorated PA Storage Jar  »

Circa 1870s: This primitive 10" antique Southwestern PA storage jar features three boldy contrasting stripes and a hand-turned semi-ovoid form. It looks fabulous displayed with other stripers and 19th century American country antiques.

For Sale: $350

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 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

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

Winter View, Pittsfield, Mass | Historical Staffordshire

Winter View, Pittsfield, Mass | Historical Staffordshire »

Circa 1826-1834 | James & Ralph Clews. Jeffrey B. Snyder, in Historical Stafforshire: American Patriots and Views, notes that "the central building is the First Congregational Church (1793-1853), the right hand structure was the Town Hall, the far left structure was the Berkshire Hotel (1826-1866). The prominent elm was well known for its size and beauty; the fence erected to protect it was built in 1820. Despite the towns-folk's best efforts, the tree was struck by lightning and torn down in 1861." The plate's highly decorative border of flowers and medallions frames this starkly beautiful American scene.

For Sale: $650

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

New Creedmoor Antique Mechanical Bank For Sale

New Creedmoor Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1877: New Creedmoor mechanical bank in original polychrome painted finish with William Tell figure shooting penny into tree stump, base with raised escutcheon reading New Creedmoor Bank with patent number, 2.8" x 10.15" x 6.75" high. A very interesting mechanical bank that was designed to fire a gunpowder cap while sending coin into tree truck.

Sale Pending

Original Painted Surface Antique American Miniature Blanket Chest Centre County Pennsylvania

Southeastern Pennsylvania Miniature Blanket Chest »

Circa 1840-1860: At just over 13 1/2" high, 18 1/4" wide, and 11 1/2" deep, this gorgeous miniature blanket chest hails from southeastern Pennsylvania and features a dark reddish brown surface with a single yellow painted stripe around the box's bottom molding. The chest itself is made completely of tulip poplar and sports a dovetailed case and square nail construction on the bottom.

For Sale: $1,495

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

For Sale: $495

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.

For Sale: $495


Folk Art Sampler 19th Century Early Massachusetts Antique House Sampler Boston Provenance

1816 Ann Withington Massachusetts House Sampler »

Circa 1816: Ann Gill Withington was born January 11, 1805 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to Mather and Sarah Withington. Miss Withington's paternal grandfather Ebenezer Withington (1729 - 1800) was involved in the Boston Tea Party.

For Sale: $3,750

Original Painted Surface Antique American Miniature Blanket Chest Centre County Pennsylvania

Antique American Grain Painted Miniature Blanket Chest »

Circa 1870: Miniature blanket chests are highly desirable, and good honest ones are getting very difficult to find. Found in Centre County Pennsylvania, this handsome original grain painted miniature blanket chest measures a very practical and usable 15 1/2" tall, 20" wide, and 12 1/2" deep.

For Sale: $1,250

Antique Illinois River Bluebill Decoys Antique American Folk Art

Pair Antique Illinois River Bluebill Decoys »

Circa 1920-1940: This handsome pair of second quarter 20th century Illinois River bluebill working decoys measure 12" long, 6 1/2" high, and 5" wide and feature wonderfully carved wings and unusual painted wood eyes set with tiny finishing nails. These old working decoys are in good condition with a few minor losses and cracks, but they are structurally sound and absolutely gorgeous in their old, if not orginial, paint. The carver of this fine pair of bluebills is unknown to us, but it is obvious that he took great care in both carving and decorating his birds. Note, too, that there a is an old museum or collection number on the bottom of each bird. The previous owner was obviously very proud of these ducks. This is an excellent pair of antique Illinois River decoys at a very affordable price.

For Sale: $650

Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank

William Tell Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1896: The Bank features the figure of William Tell pointing his rifle at an apple on the head of his young son who stands in front of a castle tower. The William Tell Bank was patented in 1896 by Russell Frisbie and manufactured by J & E. Stevens for a several years. It remains one of the most popular mechanical banks ever produced. This example has good original paint with no touch-ups, breaks, or repairs and comes to you in completely original condition.

For Sale: $700

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

Antique Cast Iron Arcade Fageol Safety Coach

Antique Arcade Fageol Safety Coach Cast Iron Vehicle »

Freeport, Illinois, Circa 1925-1931
Rarely found in orange, this large 12" Arcade Fageol Safety Coach retains an incredible original panted surface and is fantastic condition. Here is an outstanding find for a collector who wants a classic American cast iron toy in a very hard to find color!

For Sale: $795

Redware Slip Decorated Plate

Yellow Slip Decorated Redware Bowl »

Circa 1850-1880: Excelent condition on this early american antique redware, slip decorated bowl. Six freehand painted yellow slip lines.

For Sale: $495

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.

For Sale: $295

Folk Art Painted Decoy Unique Matching Pair of Carved Mallard Decoys

Unique Matching Pair of Carved Mallard Decoys »

Circa 1930s: This pair of diminutive folk art mallard decoys was found in Lawrence, Kansas. Wonderful original surface with lots of color and nice small size make this pair of decoys quite charming.

For Sale: $295


Plow Boy Tobacco Can St. Louis MO Mint Condition Paper Label Antique American Advertising

Plow Boy Tobacco Can with Paper Label »

Circa 1910-1925: Excellent condition on this early Plow Boy Tobacco Can from St. Louis, MO. Paper label in perfect condition - excellent early american advertising tobacco can.

For Sale: $225

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

E. Burn Folk Art Racehorse Painting Master Charlie 1925

Single Finger Jointed Old Surface Miniature Pantry Box »

Circa 1880-1910: 2 3/4" x 1 1/2"h, remnants of old grean paint and wear. Nice old nails with patina.

For Sale: $175

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

Patriotic, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug

Red, White and Blue Americana Patriotic Hooked Rug »

Circa 1920-1940: Wonderful color on this art deco era, clam shell, red white and blue antique americana hooked rug.

For Sale: $350

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

Unique Matching Pair of Carved Mallard Decoys

Signed Illinois River Folk Art Bluebill Duck Decoy»

Circa 1920-1940: It's hard to find Illinois River decoys that are this primitive. This beautifully naive tackeye epitomizes the working decoy -- made to get the job done and not to impress the neighbors. This hand carved antique duck decoy is a real charmer and is sure to add color to any collection of American folk art, decoys, or primitives.

For Sale: $395



Antique Folk Art Hand Carved Ball and Cage Whimsy in Original Surface

19th Century Folk Art Ball in Cage Chalices »

Circa 1880-1890: These three 19th century folk art carvings are each made from a single piece of wood and retain an absolutely untouched original surface.

For Sale: $495

Antique Shaker Picket Fence Apple Basket

Small Shaker Picket Fence Apple Basket »

Circa 1900-1920: This elegant mint condition Shaker picket fence basket creates a stunning display when it is brimming with apples and other colorful fruit

For Sale: $495


Redware Slip Decorated Plate

Redware Slip Decorated Plate »

Circa 1850 | S.E. Pennsylvania

Coggled edges and yellow slip decoration and great wear on this lovely early redware plate. 8 1/2"

For Sale: $495

Redware Slip Decorated Plate

Yellow Slip Decorated Redware Bowl »

Circa 1850-1875: Great color on this early yellow slip decorated antique redware bowl.

For Sale: $495

Tanware 19th Century Pennsylvania Decorated Antique Pitcher with Lincoln Drape

7" Decorated Pennsylvania Tanware Pitcher »

Circa 1880-1900: Unusual Red Clay, Beautiful Form. This handsome half gallon New Geneva, Pennsylvania tanware pitcher displays Lincoln drape decoration.

For Sale: $495

Antique Game: Early American Chiromagica: Hand of Fate: McLoughlin Bros. New York: Vintage Game for Sale

Chiromagica or the Hand of Fate: 1901, McLoughlin Bros. NY »

Circa 1903: McLoughlin Brothers second version of the popular question and answer game with moving pointing finger under glass. Striking wizard and eagle atop a globe by the premier chromolithographers at McLoughlin Bros.

For Sale: $495

Mickey Mouse Tin Wind Up Linemar Antique Toy Pluto Wind up

Mickey Mouse Tin Wind Up »

Circa 1950s: Excellent condition on this early Linemar wind up vintage Mickey Mouse toy in great working condition

For Sale: $595


Early Ovoid Redware Storage Jar »

Circa 1870-1880: Possibly Attributed to Galena, Illinois. This superb redware storage jar was found in northern Inidiana and shares all the attributes of pottery made in Galena, Illinois.

For Sale: $695

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