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RARE PAIR OF SQUIRREL ANDIRONS. I think I've owned every animal figure andiron out there, but these are my first squirrels. I can see three surfaces of paint. The original black, a second layer of silver and finally, another coat of black. Actually, the surface isn't bad. If you're perfectionist, there is always the sand blasting option. Size, 16 x 12 x 19. About 1920. Structurally Excellent .



HIGHLY DETAILED HAND CUT SPRAY OF FLOWERS. You'll marvel as I did at the small precise size of this cutting and ask, how did they do this? It's remarkable and the condition is stunning. It measures 3.25 x 4.5 inches overall. Late 19th century.


GUS WILSON ROBIN. Serious folk art collectors and decoy collectors are all familiar with the name Gus Wilson. Some of Maine's most highly prized decoys were carved by this state's most famous carver. He also carved other forms from dogs, alligators birds, etc. You'll find the condition of this robin very nice, totally original and typical of his style. You won't be disappointed. Size, 9.5 x 5. Ca: 1930.



FRENCH DOLL FRAGMENT. Originally this doll had a wood strap hoop which has long since disappeared. I hope you agree the best part was left behind. Time and oxidation played key roles in achieving the toned color and surface which adorn her now. If you can appreciate and fancy this, you''ll love this wonderful hand carved doll. Size, 12 inches tall. Late 19th century.



ROCKINGHAM GLAZED SEATED CAT. Made of yellow clay and perfectly glazed, this highly desirable cat just may be for you. Excellent condition, measuring 13.5 inches tall, 11 inches wide. Last quarter of the 19th century.



EARLY SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS FIRE BUCKET. The name on this bucket is "NAUMKEAG." Originally the name associated with the Indian Tribe in that region. In more modern usage it was used to refer to the original town name for Salem, Massachusetts. I believe this leather bucket was used by a fire club early in the 19th century in Salem. Very nice original condition and paint. Size, 19 inches tall, 8 inches in diameter.



WHIRLIGIG OF A MAN WEARING A TOP HAT. Last half of the 19th century. Carved wood with original tin paddles. See a similar example on page 228. plate 158 in "Common Ground, Uncommon Vision. The collection of Michael and Julie Hall, American Folk Art." Size, 15.5 inches tall on its stand. Excellent surface and condition.



HAND MADE AND PAINTED CHINESE CHECKER GAME BOARD. Color is everything!  Whether it be in hook rugs, quilts or game boards, it's the right colors that attract the eye and pleases the viewer. This board being no exception, I think you'll agree its colors are not only vibrant but, very pleasing to the eye. Some very minor paint loss but, overall quite good. Size, 16 inches square. Ca. 1940.



MAINE MERGANSER DECOY. This decoy was used and carved by the Simms Family of Friendship, Maine, ca: 1920 and possibly earlier. As you can see, it's been used and amazingly nearly all of its original paint still remains. Compare this decoy with the one pictured above and you'll see similarities of carvers from this area. The dominant carver in Friendship was of course George Huey. You can see how its style migrated to other carvers in the area. Size, 18.5 inches long. Excellent working condition.



GERMAN SANTA CLAUS. I'm guessing this was made early in the 20th century but you'd never know from looking at it. It's about as MINT as they come. Totally untouched and original. Marked Germany on the base. Size, 8.25 inches tall.



LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHECKERS GAME BOARD. This is a gutsy little board in a amazingly crisp condition. I won't call it mint because of some very minor scuffs which in the big picture are easily forgiven. The red and black squares are defined with a soft yellow pin strip giving the board just a little more added punch. Size:12.5 inches square.



FRAMED CHECKER BOARD PAINTED ON STRETCHED OIL CLOTH. This is an very unusual game board all because of the choice of materials used in its making. I found this very unique. Almost make -do in thought. The board, its paint, color and surface are excellent. Also, note the Victorian embellishments applied to the four sides surrounding the squares. A nice added touch! Size: 16.5 x 17.5



SMALLER SIZE 19TH CENTURY TOLE DECORATED TIN DOCUMENT BOX. Great color, surface, design and condition. Decorated tin in good condition like this are getting so hard to find these days. Found in Maine. Size, 6.5 x 3.75 x 3.25. Excellent condition.



OOC DOG PORTRAIT. I think dog lovers will find this portrait is both unique and captivating. Black lighting indicates some area of old touch up. The canvas is quite thin and should be relined at some point. As far as I know the frame is original to the work. It is signed in the lower right, "E. Burle". The work portrays a resting Landseer Newfoundland on a rectangular float. Note the three gulls flying in the background. Late 19th to early 20th century. Size: 34 x 26 overall in a 2.75 inch frame. This painting is a copy of John Landseer's work entitled "A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society. Found in Maine.


SMALLER SIZE UNPAINTED 19TH CENTURY OVAL SHAKER BOX. This is an exceptional example of Shaker craftsmanship at its finest. Please notice the length of each finger. The form, surface, color and condition are as good as it gets. Size: 5.5 x 4.24 x 2.



MONUMENTAL FOLK ART PAINT DECORATED FIRKIN. Do you fancy folk art? Are you a patriotic collector? If so, I think this little gem just may be for you. I believe it was painted for a man named Joe Jones by a friend as a present. It's dated 1921 and additionally decorated with an American Flag plus a facial facsimile of what might be Joe Jones. I think this is EXTRA SPECIAL. It has survived in amazing condition. Size: 7.25 inches tall.



19TH CENTURY BURL BOWL. Purchased privately from a Massachusetts collection. This bowl retains a very appealing rich warm color and remains in excellent condition. Size: 14.5 x 3.5  Note the very shallow depth of this bowl.



FOLK ART OWL CARVING. This is a very nice untouched carving of a snow owl.  Signed A. A. Leonhardi, Rock Island, Illinois.(1892 - 1969 ) It's not dated so I'll guess it was carved some time mid 20th century. Size: 5.5 inches tall. For that owl lover in your life.



ADVERTISING TRADE SIGN FOR COLUMBIA RECORDS. It's my understanding signs of this nature were used in record stores for display and promotional purposes by Columbia Records. This one measures 28 inches in diameter and dates from the 1950s and possibly earlier. The outer record is painted metal while its inner circle is porcelain. Guaranteed to be a vintage sign.



AN EYE CATCHING TRIO OF SMALL PAPER MACHE ROLY POLY FIGURES. All in very good condition including the box. Note: The box only holds two of the figures. Each figure measures 6.5 inches tall. Ca: 1920s.

$795. for all.


19TH CENTURY PEWTER COFFEE POT SIGNED F. ( FREEMAN ) PORTER, WESTBROOK, MAINE. This is a very nice pot bellied coffeepot that has remained in Excellent Condition. Size: 11.5 inches tall.



AMERICAN ASH TURNED BURL BOWL. Skillfully turned with great form and surface. This is the kind of burl you look at with your fingertips, not your eyes! 

In person you'll appreciate the soft dry scrubbed surface as you lightly skim over it. Size: 12.5 inches round, 4 inches deep. You won't find a better bowl with more defined burl and color.



HAND BLOWN, OPEN PONTLE, WESTFORD, CT. DARK AMBER FLASK. Very nice original flawless condition. Size, 7.5 inches tall.



SMALL 19TH CENTURY PAINTED REDWARE PENNY BANK. You'll love this little gem of a bank not only for its color and surface but for its great condition as well. Size, 4.5 tall, 2.5 in diameter.


BALE HANDLED PEASEWARE JAR. This tiny gem has survived unscathed throughout the years. Advanced collectors will not only appreciate its condition but its lovely nut brown color as well. Not including its handle, it measures only 3 inches tall. Made in Northeast Ohio about 1860.



BALE HANDLED PEASEWARE JAR. This little gem has survived unscathed though out the years. Advanced collectors will not only appreciate its condition but its lovely nut brown color as well. Not including its handle, it measures only 3 3/4 inches tall. Made in Northeast Ohio about 1860.



19TH CENTURY "MAIL" BOX. This very unique box comes from the collection of Lynne and Paul Weaver, formally of Maine and Massachusetts. The Weavers always had a special eye when choosing additions to their collection. The color, surface and condition of this box accurately reflects their good taste. Size, 14 x 7 x 6. Age, about 1840.



VERY RARE DENTIST FIGURAL TRADE SIGN. After 48 years in business, this is the first time I've had the pleasure of owning this rare and hard to find figural trade sign. The tooth is constructed of hard rock maple and has its original hand wrought iron hanging bracket. Also, please note the "gold filling" which I feel adds to its overall character and presence. Offered in its original and untouched painted surface. Size, 22 T, about 8 inches square. Ca. 1890.



RARE OFFERING OF A PAIR OF 19TH C SQUASHED GLOBE ONION LANTERNS. I can't ever recall seeing a lantern made out of copper before. Here's a pair! They're in perfect condition with nice signs of use and wear. Each measures14 inches tall including the handle. The globes are 8 inches in diameter. $2250. the pair.


19TH CENTURY WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A YOUNG WOMAN. This is truly one of the most impressive and highly detailed small portraits I have ever seen that I'm unable to attribute to a specific artist. Not only is she well done…..she's beautiful!  Intricate details to her face, hair and clothing are unsurpassed. The sitter is identified as Ann Allen Ousterhout from Newport, Rhode Island. ( 1796 - 1877 ) She is buried in Catskill, New York. 

Ca. 1820.


SMALL COPPER AND ZINC BANNERETTE WEATHERVANE. Made by J. Howard Co., Bridgewater, Connecticut about 1860. Howard is the only weathervane maker that used solid zinc in the first third of his vanes with cut sheet copper comprising the remaining two thirds. The focal point of this vane is of course its stylized sunburst tail section. A very nice natural verdigris color enhances this vane and aside from a few bullet holes, it remains in excellent condition. Size, 24 inches long. 9 inch sunburst. Price includes a custom wall bracket.  



HIGH BACK MICHIGAN CANVASBACK DRAKE DECOY. This vintage working decoy has all the exceptional attributes one looks for in a decoy, great form, original paint plus amazing and impressive carving details to its head and bill areas. I'm fairly confident this was used on the lower Detroit River and made in the 1930s. Size, 15.5 inches long.



19TH CENTURY FREE BLOWN CLEAR LEECH BOWL. Use of these bowls were to store live leeches in apothecary shops for medicinal purposes. This beautifully formed bowl is one of the larger ones I've owned and remains in excellent condition. It measures 16 inches tall with a 10 inch bowl.



LARGE NEW ENGLAND TIN AND GLASS ONION LANTERN WITH WHALE OIL BURNER. The three lanterns I'm offering this month were all recently purchased as a group. They are all in excellent condition with no concerns to the glass or tin areas. This one, with a squatty glass globe, is especially nice and hard to come by. Ca. 1840. Size, 14.5 inches tall with a large 7 inch globe.


NEW ENGLAND TIN AND GLASS ONION LANTERN WITH WHALE OIL BURNER.  This little beauty measures 11 inches tall with a 4.5 inch diameter globe and remains in exceptional condition without issues. About 1840.



RARE CAST IRON OWL ANDIRONS WITH HUGE GLASS EYES. This form is the largest of the owl andirons measuring nearly 21 inches tall. They're signed Howes and from what I can tell, were hardly ever used. They're clean and about as mint as they come. The log dogs extend 20 inches. Ca. 1920.



HUGE 6 SIDED MOLD BLOWN DECORATED PICKLE BOTTLE. It's hard finding pickle bottles this large, in this darker color and in this condition. We just don't see many like this anymore. Size, 13 inches tall. Perfect condition.



EARLY 20TH CENTURY CAST IRON OWL SHOOTING GALLERY TARGET. This non mechanical target in its old silver park paint is in excellent condition. It measures 11 inches tall , 5 1/4 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick.



20TH CENTURY HEAVY IRON CLOWN SHOOTING GALLERY TARGET. This phenomenal target remains in excellent condition and still has all of its mechanical works. When a bullet enters its center hole, it trips a lever which in turn rings a bell. Several coats of old park paint have been used over the years and I think what's left is very attractive and eye catching. Size, 18 1/2 inches tall on a custom stand, 9 3/4 inches wide.


A PAIR OF FOLK ART ROBINS. These two carvings have been in a Cape Cod Collection for over 20 years. They were offered to me recently and I couldn't resist. They are beautifully carved, painted and date from the 1920s. Each measures about 8 inches long. One of the bird bills has been professionally mended.



LARGER SIZE TURNED MAPLE PEASEWARE JAR. These larger size jars are really getting hard to find especially in this condition. There is a very tight small hairline where the bale is attached and I'm guessing this happened in the making plus an old age crack in the very bottom. See detail image. Size, 7.5 x 8  



ODD FELLOWS CEREMONIAL SNAKE STAFF. Hand carved and painted snake winding its way up a shaft toward the spear head. Exceptional carving and paint. Excellent condition. 64 inches long. Early 20th century.


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