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WATERCOLOR OF A YOUNG BOY. Attributed to Jacob Maentel 1778-1863. Coming to this country from Germany in 1805, Maentel earned his living as a portrait painter in Lebanon, York and Dauphin Counties. This example of a standing young boy facing left while holding a book is a typical format for many of his works. Excellent overall condition with some very minor foxing and toning. Reframed in a black painted frame of the period. Conservation mounted. Size: 6.5 x 8.25 overall.

$6500




 

HIGHLY GLAZED AND BLUE DECORATED STONEWARE CANNING JAR. Marvelous condition with simple decorations. Found in Maine. Size: 7 x 4.25. c1840  

$795.




 

ZIA PUEBLO EARTHENWARE POT. Attractive paint pattern in excellent condition. Size: 5.25 T x 5 inches diameter. c1930.

 $495.





 

SMALL CAST IRON TURTLE MATCH HOLDER. A unique item appealing to turtle lovers everywhere. Size: 2.5 x 4.25 About 1920. Excellent condition.

$195.





 

LARGE HAND MADE WHIMSICAL WHIRLIGIG. Though it's propeller is long gone, what remains is a stunning example of a farmer made American folk art gig depicting an articulated woman churning butter. Excellent untouched original weathered surface. Size: 34 x 15. c1900.

$1950.




 

SMALL AMERICAN HOLLOW BODY EAGLE WEATHERVANE. Copper and solder construction, having remains of its original untouched gold leaf surface. Size: 13.5 inches at it tallest point with a 17 inch wing span on a custom metal base. Late 19th century. No repairs.

$2500.





 

CARVED ROBIN ON DRIFTWOOD. Accurately carved and painted in excellent condition. Note the "listening" head position. Size: 6.5 inches long. c1920. Anonymous maker.

$595.





 

CARVED IN THE MANOR OF A HERTER'S OWL. A very talented unknown carver took it upon himself to replicate a Herter's Owl in a  most accurate manor. Outstanding condition. Size: 22 inches tall seated on a 5 inch round wooden base. c1940. Ex. Jim Foote, Atlanta, Michigan. Jim Foote was perhaps Michigan's most famous carver and wildlife painter. His accomplishments included several duck stamps and award winning wildlife carvings.

$1650.




 

SMALL FREE BLOWN WHALE OIL LANTERN. Totally untouched and original. Punched diamond and stars decorate it upper and lower segments.

Size, 14.5 inches tall, about 4 inch diameter hand blown globe. c1840-1860

$1150.




 

CAST IRON FISH ANDIRONS. Perfect for the fisherman or sportsman in your life. Size: 12 inches tall, 13.5 inch log dogs. Excellent condition. c1930.

$895.




 

CAST IRON MUSICAL NOTES ANDIRONS.  Signed, Nashville Chrome Plating Co. Perfect condition. About 1930. Size: 17.5 inches tall with 15 inch log dogs.

$1150




 

THEOREM BASKET ON PAPER. The work depicts an outstanding basket of assorted fruits in rich, vibrant colors. Completely untouched and original including its lemon gold frame. Size: 18 x 16. c1835. Just a screamer!!

$3950.





 

JESSE BLACKSTONE NUTHATCH. Jesse Blackstone lived most of his life in Concord, New Hampshire caving alongside his father and on his own. Blackstone carved thousands of song birds and signed and numbered each one. The number 170 on this carving indicates it was his 170th nuthatch in a series of carvings. Size: 3.5 inches long.

$895.




 

OPTICAL PINCE NEZ TRADE SIGN EYE GLASSES. Accurately made with brass fittings and mirror lenses. Excellent condition. c1900-1920. Size: 26 x 9. This is one of the most unusual trade signs I've seen in a while.

$1850.




 

RARE, THREE SOCKET, CRIMPED BACK, TIN WALL SCONCE. This stunning example remains in excellent condition with a very nice oxidized surface. Size: 11 x 8. c1820s.

$1400.




 

HEAVY GUAGE METAL SIGN. I especially find signs that are not encumbered with names to be more interesting and desirable. The phrase "POP" would indicate to me it was originally from the MidWest although the sign was found in Maine. Antiques have a way of traveling around the country. As you can tell this sign was repurposed from another sign. Size: 40 x 20. About 1930.

$1400.




 

EARLY 19TH CENTURY STRAIGHT SIDED BOTTLE WITH AN UNUSUAL STRING LIP. Nice dark green color with no flaws or apologies. Open pintle. Nice wear on the bottom. Size:19 inches tall, 5 inches in diameter.

$695.




 

SAILOR'S LOVE TOKEN. Detailed carving depicting a deeply carved heart, anchor and the date, "1875". The open end is further embellished with a finely carved scalloped edge. Size: 7 inches long. Price includes a delicately made metal stand for display.

$895.




 

HAND CARVED TOOTH TRADE SIGN. Originally made for outdoor use but likely spent most of its life indoors as no signs of weathering exist. Nicely carved with a great white painted surface which shows good age. Size:18.5 inches tall, 13.5 inches at its widest point. c.1940

$895.




 

19th CENTURY CAST IRON INDIAN ANDIRONS. Depicting the famous Indian chief Massasoit who, as it's known, befriended the Pilgrims.  Excellent condition and free of issues.  Size: 19.5 T x 16 Deep.

$2900.




 

19th CENTURY OOC PORTRAIT OF A BABY.  It goes without saying baby portraits are a rare commodity in the folk art world and therefore highly sought after by collectors.  Cleaned with some inpainting.  On verso is the baby's name: Octavia Curtis, 1848-1929, Sharon, New Hampshire. Overall Size: 18 x 22.

$2850.




 

OPEN FACE CARVED AND PAINTED DIORAMA. Strongly attributed to Capt. Keating, Reading, Massachusetts, about 1940. I've bought and sold many  of Keating's works, but have never seen one executed on a wood panel, let alone one of this size. It measures 24 x 14 and remains in excellent condition. I believe the ship to be The Flying Cloud.

$2850.




 

SMALLER SIZE TIN HAT TRADE SIGN. A fine example in excellent condition. It comes with both a custom table top stand and one to allow wall hanging. Size, 14 inches tall on its base. About 12 inches wide. Age, late 19th century. Found in New Hampshire.

$2750.




 

SMALL BUTTOCKS BASKET. From a New Hampshire Collection. Fabulous toned color. Perfect condition! Size, 5 tall, 6 wide and 4.25 diameter. c1900. Origin, Kentucky.

$1250.





 

MOULDED HOLLOW BODY COPPER AND CAST ZINC HORSE AND RIDER WEATHERVANE. Excellent condition. Fabulous color with a few older filled bullet holes. Attributed to Cushing and White, Waltham, Mass. c1880.

$11,500.





 

SMALL HOLLOW BODY RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE. I believe this vane dates from the first quarter of the 20th century. Rather mythical in form with great verdigris color complimenting its untouched surface. Size, 23 x 27.5. Price includes a custom metal stand.  No repairs. Maker unknown.

$2250.




 

MID-20TH CENTURY WHALE WEATHERVANE. I feel this is the best form in the more modern whale weathervanes. It realistically captures a sperm whale. Made in either zinc or aluminum. Size, 24 inches long.

$795.




 

ROOSTER WINDMILL WEIGHT. This larger example of a weight collectors refer to as "Woodmanse" was manufactured by the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company, Elgin, Illinois. It has survived unblemished with a beautifully oxidized surface. It measures approximately 19 x 18 including its U-Shaped Base.

Circa: 1900. Weight, 63 pounds.

$2450.


UNUSUAL 19TH CENTURY HARNESS SHOP TRADE SIGN. I cannot imagine the time and effort that went into both the design and making of this sign. Each letter was done in the manor of a reverse paining on glass. Silver tape outlines the letters which were then highlighted with foil, then backed with a black painted ground. I'm amazed each time I look at this extraordinary sign. Each letter is unblemished and not a single piece of glass is cracked. Each piece measures 10.5 x 7.5.

$1850





 

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.

$595.




 

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

$295.




 

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.

$695.





 

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.

$4800.




 

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 measures 14 inches tall including the handle. The globes are 8 inches in diameter.

$2250. the pair.




 

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.

$895.


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