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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

Antique Indiana S. Weiss Lamar 8 Gallon Merchant Crock

Antique Blue Decorated 1 1/2 Gallon Stoneware Jar »

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

For Sale: $495

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

Signed F. E. Wentworth Antique Parcheesi Game Board »

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

For Sale: $2,600

Antique Country Primitive Wooden Measures in Original Blue Paint

Set of Four Nested Measures in Original Blue Paint »

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

For Sale: $1450

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

Red and Green Antique American Checkers Board »

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

For Sale: $495

Early American Treenware: 18th or early 19th century large hand carved and turned large wooden storage jar
Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Parcheesi / Checkers Board in Original Paint »

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

For Sale: $4250

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

Antique American Pantry Box in Original Windsor Green Paint »

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

For Sale: $425

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

19th Century Painted Indian Meal Firkin »

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

 

For Sale: $2,250

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

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

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

Hedding & Covalt, Bedford PA 2 Gallon Merchant Jar »

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

For Sale: $850

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

Antique Five Color Painted Gameboard »

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

For Sale: $950

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

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

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

For Sale: $295

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

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

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

For Sale: $1150

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

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

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

For Sale: $450

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

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.

For Sale: $1250

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 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

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

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

Antique Wooden Painted Sign "Wheel House"»

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

For Sale: $750

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

Antique Wooden Painted Sign »

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

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


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


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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

1850s Beaver County J. Weaver 4 Gallon Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1850s: Standing 14 1/2" in height, this meaty four gallon storage jar was maufactured by John Weaver of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Stoneware manufactured in Beaver County is often boldly decorated, and this handsome jar's cobalt design, which approximates grapevines, is a stunning and imaginative example of the work done by the decorators at Mr. Weaver's pottery works.

SOLD

19th Century Antique Cast Iron Horse Hitching Posts Galena Illinois

Antique Cast Iron Horse Hitching Posts »

Circa 1890: These handsome horse head hitching posts came from an old estate in Galena Illinois. Wonderfully detailed casting all around. 13"

SOLD

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.

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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.

SOLD

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.

SOLD



Antique American Painted Toleware Tinware Folk Art For Sale

Antique Trencher in Original Paint »

Circa 1800-1850: Measuring 26" wide, 8 1/4" deep, and 2 3/4" high, this early American signed and paint decorated trencher has all the bells and whistles! Carved from a single board, this unusually narrow trencher has a gorgeous red painted exterior and a wonderful cream painted interior.

SOLD

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.

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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.

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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

SOLD

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.

SOLD

 

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

Ovoid One Gallon Freehand Blue Decorated Lidded Storage Jar »

Circa 1850s: Here is a wonderful 10" one gallon lidded ovoid storage jar with whimsical bold cobalt blue freehand decoration. When longtime Indiana stoneware expert Dr. Anthony Charles Stringfellow examined this jar, he immediately informed us that it is most probably from Annapolis, Indiana. "When you see a roomful of these pieces together," he commented, "you can tell by the ears and the clay that they are from Annapolis." Of course, we have never had the opportunity to view an entire collection of Annapolis, Indiana, stoneware as even a single piece is rare to find on the open market; so we are selling this jar as an early Midwestern (Indiana or Ohio) blue decorated one gallon ovoid storage jar.

SOLD

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.

SOLD

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

SOLD

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

SOLD

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

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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.

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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.

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Antique American Polychromatic painted sled South Paris Maine Indian Decoration Original Surface

Paris Manufacturing Company Antique Painted Sled »

Circa 1890-1910: Measurung 31" long, 10" wide, and 11" in height, this wonderful three color polychromatic painted sled is a product of South Paris, Maine's Paris Manufacturing Company, which is famous for their late 19th century painted sleds. This handsome example of antique Americana features a red ground with a black stenciled Indian Chief wearing a headdress in the center of the field and is flanked on both ends by a row of snowflakes. The oak runner frames are mortised on all four corners and are encased in cast iron runners. This is an extremely well made sled that was gently used and shows the good honest wear andvanced collectors prefer in their antiques.

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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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