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RARE CAPE COD SAMPLER. Wrought by Thankful Dillingham in the year 1825. Thankful was born in 1805 in Brewster, Mass and died of insanity in 1867. (complete family history verso). This is a very well known Cape Cod family.  Excellent overall condition with embellishment of the alpha-numerical section and a beautiful, well balanced, floral boarder. Size: 20.25 x 19.75. Original frame and old wavy glass.



FABULOUS 6 POINTED TRAMP ART STAR MIRROR. It's amazing to think this has escaped abuse and damage since being made in the first quarter of the 20th century. Itís an impressive and very unusual form. Size: 22 inches tip to tip.



CAST IRON SEATED CAT ANDIRONS. Over the years I've had many different forms of cat andirons.  But, this is the first time I have seen this particular form. These really look like sitting cats having a very dimensional quality. They are quite heavy and remain in excellent condition. c1920. Size: 12.5 x 7.5 with 12 inch log supports.



PORTLAND HEAD LIGHTHOUSE PAINTING. At first glance this reminded me of a painting by George Hathaway. However, it is not. It is signed but, unfortunately the initials are illegible. Totally original and untouched condition. Size: 13.5 x 9.5. c1890



HALF SIZE PINTAIL DECORATIVE CARVING. Signed verso:  "George Soule 1940 Freeport Maine". George Soule was not only L.L. Beanís duck hunting companion, but the man who made and sold hunting decoys for retail purposes to L. L. Bean. Excellent condition and original paint. Size: 11.5 inches long.



NEEDLEPOINT TEXTILE. Mounted on a board and surrounded with small steel tacks. Great color. Excellent condition. Mostly needlepoint with pettipoint used on the urn and birds. Size: 17.5 x 13.5 Late 19th century.



DARK ROCKINGHAM GLAZED SEATED SPANIEL DOG. Excellent condition, free of cracks and chips. Plaster filled for stability. Size: 9.25 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide. c1860



PENNSYLVANIA TULIP DECORATED STONEWARE JAR. Very minor base chips and wear, but no cracks or hairlines. Size: 13 inches tall, 10 inches in diameter. c1830-40 and possibly earlier.



RARE 12 PANEL MOLD BLOWN WHALE OIL LANTERN. Over the years, I've bought and sold a lot of lanterns. But, this particular form is new to me! Completely original and untouched. Size: 13.5 inches tall including the finger ring. c1840



STARBURST FLASK GV111-8 KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE. Excellent original condition. Dark amber color. Size: 6 x 3.25



ROCHESTER ROOSTER WEATHERVANE. This smaller, rare size, example measures only 24 x 24 (26 on the stand). It was made in Rochester, New Hampshire by the Rochester Iron and Foundry Co. Circa: 1880. Composition: Cast iron. Condition: Excellent!!! No repairs, issues or blemishes. Its untouched and original oxidized surface is the product of Mother Nature in her finest hour! Comes with a custom metal stand for easy display.



CHARMING LITTLE GIRL WITH RED HAIR (OIL PAINTING ON LINEN) Sheís just as innocent and alluring as she can be. All dressed up in her very best white eyelet cap sleeves, with a pink satin sash held together with what appears to be a shell clasp. On her neckline sits a mourning broach. Her childlike face surrounded by ringlets of wispy red hair held in place by a fashionable comb of the day. Tiny thin wire earrings embellish the lobe of her ear. With her large captivating eyes, she will never be lost in a room full of portraits! Condition: Professionally restored and reframed in an attractive lemon gold period frame. Restoration documentation available upon request. Size: 15.5 x 13.5 overall. Circa: 1830.

Price On Request


CAST IRON LIGHTHOUSE ANDIRONS. These circa 1930 andirons remain in excellent untouched condition. Intricately detailed down to the flight of steps within the rock base. Size: 14 inches tall. The log dogs measures 14 inches deep.



RARE MINIATURE PIMA INDIAN BOWL. The condition of this basket is purely excellent. There's not an ounce of damage or repair anywhere. Size: 6 7/8 inch diameter, 1 1/2 inches deep. c1920. Nice woven pattern.


RARE FROG HOSE HOLDER. I've never seen a frog hose holder before and to have this much detail, is outstanding! In perfect condition and original paint too. Size: 10.5 wide, 8.5 tall. Age: c1890 to 1915.



UNIQUE SQUARE SHAPED RICHLY GLAZED CLAY CANNING JAR. I've never seen a square clay canning jar before. Signed on the bottom, "C W Paterson, Clay Ware, Pottsville, Pa." I'm guessing age as the last half of the 19th century. Size: 8.25 inches tall x 4.75 square. One small base chip as shown in one of the images, otherwise, excellent.



MAKE DO DECORATED REDWARE BOWL. This must have been a well loved bowl for someone to repair it so extensively using an unusual number of early staples. I also think the bird is very splashy. Size: 12.5 inches in diameter x 3 3/8 inches deep.



CAST ZINC BOXER DOG. This reminds me of the wonderful boxer I used to own. Great condition and surface. Size: 11 x 10.25 mounted.



WATERCOLOR OF A LITTLE GIRL WEARING A BLUE DRESS AND HOLDING A RED BOOK. Excellent condition. Original frame and glass. Size: 9.25 x 7.75. English, c 1830.



SMALL WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT MINIATURE. Attributed to Rufus Porter, 1792-1884. Porter painted in New England and as far south as Virginia. Heís also very well known for his wall murals found today in early homes throughout New England. Portrays the profile of a young man looking left. Condition: Very good with some very faint staining. Size: 5 x 5.5 overall. Original frame. c1835.



AMERICAN HOLLOW CUT SILHOUETTE.  Depicts a young woman, posed looking right, wearing a modified gray puffy sleeve dress having watercolor and ink high lights. Size: 5.25 x 4.5 overall. Original frame. c1830.



OOC PAINTING OF A PREACHER/BARRISTER SITTING WITH A WRITING QUILL IN HAND. Condition: Relined with very minor in painting. He's a regal old gent and don't you just love that spiffy wig?  Reframed with a frame of the period. Size: 16.25 x 14.25 overall. c1825.



COLOR HAND MADE AND HAND PAINTED PARCHEESI GAME BOARD. Wonderfully honest, "I've been used", condition. Construction: Assembled sections of three different woods. Very colorful stunning surface. Size: 18 inches square. First quarter of the 20th century. A real eye catcher.



THREE AMERICAN HOLLOW CUT SILHOUETTES OF A FATHER AND TWO SONS. Identified verso as The Leighton Family, Yarmouthport, Maine. Cut paper with ink and watercolor details. Offered in their original frame. Size: 8.25 x 3.75. About 1820.



VERY SMALL PILOT HOUSE EAGLE.  In comparison to the size of most pilot house eagles Iíve seen, I can best describe this one as diminutive. Maker: Artistic Carving Company, Boston, Mass. Age: c 1950.  Itís really a nice manageable size. Dimensions: Only 12 inches tall with a 14 inch wingspan.  Condition: Excellent!  



FIGURAL TAVERN TRADE SIGN. The lettering reads, "Drink ye all of thisĒ ď1744" Was this the date representing the founding of the tavern? Or perhaps a tribute to the building itself? I donít know, but Iím representing this as what I believe it to be, simply a 19th century, c1830 tavern sign. The surface clearly supports my age assessment. Condition: Several layers old crusty paint. Overall good condition. Size: 23 inches tall, diameter: 11.5 inches. Includes a modern wall hanging bracket.



EARLY 20TH CENTURY "FLATTIE" SHOREBIRD DECOY. A great little carving, untouched and original paint. Age: c1900. Size: 11 inches long.



FABULOUS HAND MADE FOLK ART VIOLIN. Construction: Wood, bone and metal in the form of two old paint can bottoms with a galvanized top. It took a great imagination and some skill to create this unique piece of American folk art. Size: 23 inches long. 6.5 inches at its widest point. I've only seen one other one like it in similar construction.



19TH CENTURY DECORATED TOLEWARE APPLE TRAY. Condition: Very close to mint with a few exceptions. Great condition, pattern and design. Size: 12.5 x 8 x 3.75. c1830 In person you can see green leaves which have darkened with age, not visible in my images.


LARGE FROG SPEARING DECOY WITH RED GLASS EYES. Composition: Wood and tin. Hand made in Minnesota, c 1950-1960. Simply put, heís just fun !!  Great color and form. Both legs have been reattached and remain stable. Size: 14 x 10. Price includes a custom metal stand.



PAPER MACHE MASCOT DOG "NIPPER". First used as a logo for the RCA Radio/recorders late in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The dog, a Jack Russell terrier, originally posed for a painting in the late 1880s. Condition: Excellent and problem free. Wonderful surface showing appropriate age and minor wear. It is my understanding these dogs came in three sizes with this being the smallest measuring only 11 inches tall.



LARGE WHITE DEXTER RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE. Composition: Hammered copper, solder and zinc. Age: 19th century, c1885. Condition: Excellent with a very old layer of white paint that has weathered nicely and convincingly portrays its age.
Size: 41.5 L, 20 T, 5 thick. Offered with a custom metal stand.



HAND CRAFTED VENTRILOQUIST DUMMY. Size: 36 inches long. Excellent condition with no serious issues. He's offered wearing a white suit what may or may not be a naval uniform, heís wearing a navy blue felt hat and a pair of blue glasses are tucked in his breast pocket. Under his hair it is signed, "Ben Hobson, NYC, 1915.Ē Hobson was a well known carver in the world of ventriloquist figures. Hobson's advertisements ran with regularity in the New York Clipper. The is an exceptional piece of American folk art.



BRASS NAUTICAL LANTERN. If you like marine lanterns you will look far to find a better one. Excellent condition with its original whale oil burner. Size: 18 T including the handle. c1850.



UNUSUAL PAIR OF CAST IRON LIGHTHOUSE ANDIRONS. My best description is Bold and Beefy! This is a form I'd not previously seen. 

Excellent condition without apologies. Perfect for lighthouse lovers and coastal homes. Size: 19 T, 12 W, 20 Deep. c1920.  



19TH CENTURY LARGER SIZE DARK GREEN CHESTNUT BOTTLE. Excellent condition without flaws. Great expected wear and size. It measures, 8.75 x 5  



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



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.



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.


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