Circa 1800s primitive tobacco cutter tool, perfect for display in a country home. The cutter measures 10 high x 9 1/2 wide and is made of steel with wood handle. It has lots of character with a good patina- enjoy!
Large primitive hand auger type drill, circa late 1800s, from a farm in eastern North Dakota, in good condition. The handle measures 19 1/2 across, and the iron bit measures 21 1/2 long. This tool makes a great wall display in a country or primitive setting- Enjoy!
Carved Effect Wood Resin Deer In Forest Scenic Bowl
This attractive decorative bowl looks like hand carved wood but is made of a composition wood and plastic resin material. Inside is a realistic woodland scene in high relief of a male and female pair of deer or elk surrounded by lodgepole pine trees, clouds and mountains in the background The inner rim is decorated with oak leaves, pinecones, and pine needles. A cut-out woodgrain handle is at the top, allowing the bowl to be hung as wall decoration if desired. The bowl measures 9-1/2 inches diameter by 1-3/4 deep. It isn't marked but was probably made by Multi Products Inc. in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The company was a competitor to Syrocco and Burwood. Excellent condition with no wear or damage. An especially nice accent piece to go with lodge or cabin style decor.
Foot Warmer For Sleigh Or Buggy Clark Heater Model 70
Vintage 1910s footwarmer for use in a sleigh, buggy or Model T car, the Clark Heater Model 70, in very good condition. You put hot coals in the drawer and keep your tootsies warm! It measures 13 1/2 wide and features a green carpet covering the exterior. Enjoy!
vintage 1950s flower pails, buckets, planters or vases, made of green painted tin, in good rustic condition. Each holder measures 8 high, 4 3/4 in diameter at the top and 3 in diameter at the bottom. They have slots in the base for drainage and show a small bit of rust, and could be cleaned up or displayed as is. I have 4 sets of 3 available for purchase. Enjoy!
Vintage Cast Iron Coasters On Wheels Pair Industrial
Antique 1900s pair of black cast iron industrial coasters, each on three wheels, in very good condition. Each coaster measures 5 1/2 wide and 3 high. One wheel on one of the coasters is bent, but works well anyway, and could be reshaped if needed. The wheels are metal and swivel. Combined weight is 4 pounds. Enjoy!
Vintage 1800s sad iron with a wood handle, by the A.C. Williams Company of Ravenna, Ohio, in very good condition. The handle is detachable and works well. The iron measures 6 3/4 long and 5 high to the top of the handle. It has no damage and looks great in a country kitchen or laundry room. Enjoy!
This is a great old charcoal iron from the 1800s, in very good condition. The curved metal hand guard is marked WC Lync La Esperanza 6 1/2. The hand guard is loose from the iron but sits under the handle well, and the wood handle is chipped. Note the gold paint decoration. The iron really displays well in a country home- enjoy!
Early Yellowstone Souvenir Treen Ware Mug With Indian Face
This wonderful treenware mug was a souvenir of Yellowstone Park and is at least 100 years old. The mug was carved from a tree log and has the bark still present on the lower third A bent twig handle is inserted in the side. A color decal of an Indian head is applied to the front, with the words Yellowstone Park hand painted on the side. The mug is about 4-1/2 inches tall, 2-3/4 diameter at the base, 1-3/4 diameter at the rim. The Indian face decal has some wear but otherwise the mug is in excellent condition with no scratches, cracks, chips, or finish wear other than the normal age hairlines at the bottom. Early Yellowstone souvenirs were hand made by local artisans, often Native Americans until around 1910. By then, machine made and imported items were primarily sold in the Park and these had stamped or decaled Yellowstone souvenir insignia. The hand lettered Yellowstone Park on the mug helps date it to pre-1910, possibly late 1800s. It's quite a rare and unusual piece of Yellowstone souvenir memorabilia.
This colorful vintage carved and hand painted low wooden bowl is a Mexican batea bowl, a form of folk art tole painting. It's 11 inches diameter by about 1-3/4 deep, painted with bright pink, blue, white, and red flowers with green and yellow leaves. The wood has a tight, natural hairline crack which is pretty well camouflaged by the painted decoration. A serrated metal wall hanger has been applied to the back side, you will need to remove it if you don't want to use the bowl as a wall hanging.
A very heavy Sad Iron, with an inscription on the top of the letter C in a shield and the number 6 underneath. There is a bit of surface rust which probably be scraped off if you wish. The sad iron measures 4.5 in. high while lying flat down. Shipping weight is 6 1/2 lbs.
A heavy hammered aluminum (?) shoe stretcher signed, Shoe Shine. There is a Patt. No. 1 (unreadable numbers) -111. There is a bottom lever which is adjustable on the top. Also includes another metal piece that looks like a buckle. Shipping weight is 2 lbs.
A nice old piece of history, a cast iron stove damper. Incised on one side, Diamond, Pat No 1997708 6 inch. The other side, The Adams Co., Established 1888, Dubuque IA. A bit on the rusty side, but no cracks. Shipping weight 1 lb.
From a private collection and never before offered before is the Civil War or Pre-Civil War group (family) that is completely hand made and sewn. The group of this family consists of a Father sitting with Mother on his lap and child cuddled in their arms. The child has a dried up sucking thimble with at one time was attached to the underside of the child's dress and is original. Every piece is hand sewn with intent for a real life effect. At one time, the group was sitting in a chair but over the year's crumbled. They haven't been separated EVER and all 3 pieces are original including the clothes that are intact but worn from age. THE ENTIRE GROUP BELONGS IN A HISTORICAL MUSEUM, THAT'S HOW GOOD THEY REPRESENT OR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR TO ADD TO THEIR OWN COLLECTION.
Two(2) Early Butter paddles or scoops. Very worn as you can see, both used by a right handed cook. The one on the left is 8 1/2 inches lg. Excellent dark smooth patina. The one on the right is 8 3/4 inches lg., lighter surface with some figure in the grain. Both date to mid 1800s. Price is for both.
Carved Wooden Yellowstone Bears Dresser Or Jewelry Box
This neat old Yellowstone National Park souvenir is a wood dresser, trinket, card, or jewelry box with a hand carved scene of grizzly bears on the lid. Below the four bears is a log shaped banner with the word Yellowstone carved in primitive lettering. The box measures 5-1/2 by 4 inches by about 2 inches high. It has box corner joints and a beveled fitting under the lid to keep it from sliding. I'm not sure of the type of wood, possibly pine but definitely not cedar. The carved bears have some separation lines or age cracks but they don't go all the way through and are in no danger of splitting or breaking off. There are a few very minor scuff marks, nothing serious, otherwise the box is in very good vintage condition.
Primitive Scoop For Grain Flour Coffee Hand Carved
Offering this solid, primitive hand carved oak scoop. It is one piece construction 15.5 long overall, the scoop section is 10 x 5 at the largest points. A nice flarred mouth will lend itself well to scooping coffee, grain, corn, or similar bulk products. The handle area is big enough for about any hand to wrap around firmly. The carving is well done, good lines and form. It has a nice patina, darkened with age, smooth, and clean with the exception of what appears to be some maroon color candle wax inside in a few places. There is no cracks or damage, well preserved. A unique primitive scoop overall!
Used wooden youth or child's sized shoe mold, size 13EE/ marked in two places, and there are a few tack holes on the bottom, so it has been lightly used by a cobbler. The numbers 2500 are also cut into the outer side - has no maker marks. Measures 8-inches length, by 3-inches width, and has a nice weight. Nice Decorative!
Primitive singletree yoke; in a smaller size than most I've seen measuring 27-1/2 inches length and the wood bar is very stout with metal hooks at each end the center has two heavy metal straps. Wood has nice grain and patina, metal straps shows age, and are slightly rusted, less on the ends, most on center straps. Would also make a lovely decorating or garden accessory, could hang plants on each side, or could put a name sign in the center. There is a 26-inch span between the bottom two hooks, the metal straps are 6-3/4 inches length by 1-1/4 inches width, and they swivel side to side.
Real 19th century Victorian woooden coffin with thick glass porthole circa 1870. Youth or child size with original bold hand painted stencil flowers and dovetail joining.Ornate casket key nails. Funeral or Graveyard ready Love doll mannequin head not included!
This carved wooden folk art pull toy is a jointed man in a tall hat riding a boar. It's about 8-3/4 tall to the top of the pink leather tall hat by just under 4 wide. Everything is hand carved wood except the hat, hair, metal wheels, and jute pull string. The man's face, full of character, has been hand painted, the stripes on his pants hand drawn. The only issues are a small age crack to the top of one of the boar's legs and the pink leather hat is loose on one side of the head - it looks like someone re-glued it once already but it didn't stay in place. The hat is soiled with a small stain on one side near the fringed brim.
1903 Tyrrells Hygienic Wood Box Quack Medicine Colon Cascade
This is a wooden box (only) to a circa 1903 quack medical device - the J.B.L. Cascade produced by Tyrrell's Hygienic Institute of New York. It once contained the only appliance specially made for 'flushing the colon' - basically, an early enema bag. The instructions for use as well as the outrageous advertising claims are printed on the inside bottom of the box. An illustration of the cascade device is there too. The hinged pine box has dovetailed corners, a brass hook clasp, and the company's logo, name, product, and patent dates in pyrography on the lid. The box has some minor finish wear but is in overall good condition for being more than 100 years old. Measurements: 10 by 5-3/4 by 3-1/2 inches.
Hand made horn spoon, semi-polished can be used for soups or coffee. Purchased originally for re-enacting - rendezvous in the 1970. This is the same size of the set of 3 that I have for sale Item 1154 but a different color.
This great set of 3 horn spoons have been handmade and are highly polished. These spoons were purchased in 1970s and used for re-enacting because of the correct period of materials and design. If you re-enact or rendezvous this is what you need or if you collect hand made horn items.
This Authentic Cherokee Indian Pony Bead Belt was hand made on soft tanned leather. The belt is 60 inches long, the bead work is 30 inches of white, orange, brown, black plastic pony beads. The width of the belt is 1 1/2 inches. It was purchased it 1975 in North Carolina, never worn and in excellent condition.
A pair of cast iron bookends of a Native American Indian Chief with a Full Head dress. I believe this is known as Sachem. Ca. 1920s. Wonderful hand painted with gold, green and red. Excellent condition. One end is slightly more worn or faded than the other. Nice weight of 4 lbs. each. They are 6 inches H, 4 3/4 inches W., 3 inches Deep. In researching these, I found most of these were bronze but these are iron.
This is a large (21 inches high by 15 inches diameter) covered feather basket handmade from oak splints from a Washington County, Virginia, family estate - probably made in the surrounding area. Southwest Virginia, as with most of Appalachia is well known for the quality of their baskets. The basket is tightly woven, has two handles, and is very sturdy. The top is a separate woven piece, also beautifully done, attached with twine (recent). It has seen lots of use, but has no breaks or repairs. Baskets like this were used to collect feathers for use in pillows and mattress ticks. This basket was painted white maybe 20 to 30 years ago (in my opinion), the paint shows some wear and oxidation, but is not as old as the basket. You just do not find good older baskets of this size, quality, and in this condition very often. Buyer pays shipping. Virginia buyer pays 5% sales tax.
A wonderful old white washed woven wood picnic basket with a great primitive look from a Montana estate, 13-1/2 by 12 by 8 high not including the two bentwood swing handles. The lid is secured by two metal hinges at the back and a metal hook and eye closure at the front. I'm not sure if the whitewash paint is original but it looks it - it's definitely old, not applied recently. The bottom of the basket has one broken slat, not all the way across so it still holds - see the closeup photo.
This one of a kind portable learning center is a folding desk top made of oak. The Chautaugua Industrial Art Desk is a plan to promote the culture of work and play among children in the home . The front swings down to reveal the learning center which consists of a roller with a series of lessons. For example shapes and animals, birds, flowers, measures and music. The back has a map of the world (George F Cram Company Chicago) There is some wear and flaking of the map as shown in pictures. It was produced by Lewis E Myers & Company. Producers and Exclusive Distributors Valparaiso USA. The roller pages have the notation Powers, Myers & Co 1913. The desk measures 20 inches wide and 17.5 inches high. The drop down desk top measures 20 by 16.5. Condition of the roller and paper exercises is excellent. There are some scratches on the wood surface as expected in a piece of this age and use. This is a great item from the early 1900 for a collector of the unique!
Vintage mid century Puppet Theater with 9 puppets. Few missing costumes or appendages, this great old puppet master theater has years more fun still attached. Curtain rings still slide well. Some pretty scary hand puppets and a few rather goofy ones too. Remember King Friday Xlll on Mr. Rogers?
Be All That Jazz Bob Fosse with this fine antique Derby Bowler hat by Dierkes Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Famous Bowler hat wearers; Curly Howard, Lou Costello, Stymie, Charlie Chaplin, Hercule Poirot, Laurel and Hardy, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Droog Malcolm McDowell and Droogs in Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. Associated with butlers, servants, valet or the gentleman's man.
A hand carved dough bowl made of pine. Ca. 1870. I hope you can see the contrasting color. The ends are much darker than the middle due to grease/oil on the hands. Wonderful patina and hand cut finger holds on the ends. There are some age splits as pictured. It is 22 x 13 inches, 4 inches H. Fresh out of a Vincent, OH. collection.
A Knife tray or carrier made of quartersawn white oak(note the nice grain). Dadoed and nail construction. Wonderful slanted sides and cutout handle. Great color and wear. Ca. 1870-90. It is 17 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches, 6 1/2 inches H. Fresh out of a Vincent, OH. collection.
A KING PIN LINE, TEN PINS game in the original box. The lid has the lithograph label with great graphics and color. Marked Bradley of Brattleboro. Brattleboro VT. Ca. early 1900s. Ten Pins with nice shellac finish with red and green blue stipes, 8 3/4 inches H. Three irregular shaped balls, 2 inches D. The box is finger jointed and is 16 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, 2 1/2 inches H. Great piece of Americana. Use it or display it!!
A magnificant Graduated set of Nine(9)Childrens Mammouth Story blocks. Mfg. by J.A. Crandall's in 1881. THE MARRIAGE OF JENNY WREN AND THE DEATH OF COCK ROBIN. These were displayed as I have pictured them in a stack. They could be horizontal or in the nest(pictured). The largest is 6 1/2 inches square, the smallest is 2 inches square. All blocks are lithographed on 5 sides. The story is printed on the top of each block. Normal paper wear/loss. Wonderful graphics and color. Boxes are finger jointed. How have these survived and complete all these years??
This primitive egg crate has been constructed from an old wooden candy box. It is dove-tailed at the joints and has a wooden handle. The lid is held in place with a bent nail on each side of the box. It contains a cardboard egg carton that has 36 openings. 3 Dozen eggs could be held inside. It shows the ingenuity of our ancestors in making a useful item from left over materials. Nothing was wasted. Measures 13 inches sqaure and 6 inches high. A great primitive item!
Early 19th Century Wooden Mortar & Pestle W/iron Bands
This is a wooden mortar and pestle datineing from the early 19th century or possibly late 18th. This mortar featurs traditional turnings and groove bands and has an exceptionally well developed foot. It adds to the character of the piece. Only minor cracking. The pestle is also well turned. Most every household in early America had a similar mortar and pestle in their kitchen to grind spices and cooking other ingredients. Such pieces also found medical and healing use.
This is a wooden mortar and pestle datineing from the early 19th century or possibly late 18th. It is 8.5 inches tall. The motar is nicely turned with a distinct foot and no less than 9 grooved bands. The pestle is alse well turned. There are also numerous small cracks from the shrinking wood as it has dried out over the centuries. They add to the character of the piece. Most every household in early America had a similar mortar and pestle in their kitchen to grind spices and cooking other ingredients. Such pieces also found medical and healing use.
Early 19th Century Wooden Mortar & Pestle W/iron Bands
This is a wooden mortar and pestle datineing from the early 19th century or possibly late 18th. It has an old blacksmith or copper made make do repairs to hold a forming crack together. It adds to the character of the piece. Most every household in early America had a similar mortar and pestle in their kitchen to grind spices and cooking other ingredients. Such pieces also found medical and healing use.
Folk Art Desk Miniature Wood Primitive Large Doll Size
Offering this wonderful primitive hand made miniature folk art desk with slant top storage and six drawers. This was made from wood cheese boxes; the drawer pulls are made from what looks like decorative floral buttons. The lid on the slant top has brass hinges. Bottom edge has a nice cut out design. Overall desk measures 14 1/4 inches wide x 8 1/2 inches deep x 11 inches tall. Very good condition, wonderful patina, drawers pull out smoothly, no cracks in wood, clean. The 18 inch doll and rug are just props to show size comparison - they are not included. This is an excellent piece of primitive folk art, wonderful display piece! Circa late 1800's to very early 1900's. Lots of character and charm, a one of a kind! Shipping/insurance to continental US addresses will be $12.00.
Offering these two late 1800's - early 1900's miniature wood treenware boxes / containers including one 4 inch tall 2 pc wood container that looks like a small milk bottle, and one 4 inch tall round 2 pc container; both have a wonderful patina! Very good condition, no cracks or chips; the round container has a small flat ding on one side; does not detract. You can display and keep all kinds of small things in these treenware. Handsome little pieces for your collection! Shipping/insurance to continental US addresses will be $6.50.
This is an early pie stand /holder made of brass with 3 tiers for holding pies. Condition is very good for the age. Circa 1880. The brass work is about 1/4 inch solid brass. There is some warping of the middle tier. Measures 23 inches high. Each tier measures 9.5 inches across. A great nostalgia item!
Antique Weir crock with patent date Mar 1, 1892. Two tone with beige lower and chocolate brown top. Bail closure is in excellent working order. Glaze of beige portion is crazed but no chips or cracks. One blemish on top edge of beige as shown in photo. When the lid is removed you can see a flake and could be a hairline crack or maybe just a scratch. Hard to tell. It does not show on inside. Height measures 7.5 inches. Diameter of the opening is 3. 25 inches. Overall good condition for the age.
A Gorgeous South Eastern Pennsylvania Yellow Slip Decorated Redware Charger !! This measures 11 1/4 inches Dia. x 2 inches deep. Any piece of American Redware over 8-10 inches extremely hard to find ,in any condition , This one has only a few edge chips (normal) at it's wonderful Coggled Edge. It has NO hairlines ,and NO repairs of any kind !!!! The Yellow Slip is still very Vibrant ,and the color of the Redware itself is the great Pumpkin Orange that true collectors lust for. The color of the bottom indicates it has had it share of oven use,and is perfect !!! It dates to the 1850' and is perhaps earlier in it's marking.
This natural wicker tray has a decorative fabric under glass with the image of a parrot and flowers. The natural wicker has a dark finish. It is a large tray measuring approximately 21.5 inches long and 14 inches across. The depth is 2 inches. The condition is good with some minor broken weave shown on pictures of the underside. The bottom is solid wood. A nice touch to complement your Arts and Craft decor.
Bentwood grain sieve with an inner band and lower band that makes for ease of handling during the sifting process. The mesh screen is reinforced with spokes of sturdy wire on the underside. This piece measures 18 across and 4 high and all parts are in excellent condition and stable. There is a hanging wire on the back for placement on your wall.
Wonderful old hand forged steel dough scraper. The scraper measures 3 3/8 x 3 and the handle brace is 4 long. Add a wooden handle for a unique display piece. Price is marked down to account for the missing handle. Intact with handle these sell for upwards to $85.
Featured for your enjoyment is a wonderful old butter churn. This is the Dazey #4. It has the red football shaped top and the original clover leaf glass jar. We do have paint loss to the top but it is all in excellent working order. The wooden paddles are original. The whey screen is intact. The jar is in excellent condition. Bottom is marked; Dazey Churn, Pat app for NO 4, Made in , St. Louis MO U.S.A., Dazey Corporation. This is a great find for the kitchen or primitive collector. Don't Forget Mother's Day!
A very small hook, attached to a handle. From the size I don't know what was it's intended use, perhaps to move ice blocks, as it is too small for a hay hook, or a meat hook. It's most current use has been as a wall hanging, as there has been added a hanging hook to the back, which I will leave for the new owner to remove if desired. SIZE: handle measures 5 ½ inches in length, metal part 6 inches in length with a hook curve of about 1 ¼ inch. It seems to come thru the tip of the handle and curves over the top, to attach to the wood handle. The wood appears to have split on each side about where the hanger was hung on the back. Very cute item, with minor rust to the iron.
A cobbler shoe form with two shoe shapes and sizes. Used to make and repair shoes. Has the numbers: 848592 in raised letters on the end. Nice heavy iron form, would make a great door stop/ conversation piece. Has the old black painted surface. Size: 6 ½ inches height, width 6 inches, length 6 inches. Good condition!
Early, hand forged, hand tool. Looks to be a tack hammer and nail-puller, along with some sort of small hatchet. Not sure what it was used for. Measures 6 ½ inches by 3 ¼ inches width. Unusual cast iron tool.
A primitive wood single blade cabbage cutter. Measures 17 ½ inches by 6 inches. Has a hole for hanging, when not in use. Adjustable with a wing nut. Has some repair nails added later, that don't seem original to the piece. Blade shows some rust. Nice vintage item for display.
Great double blade cabbage cutter, with a hole for hanging, nice patina to the wood, measures 21 ½ inches by 6 inches. All original, has wing nuts to adjust the blades. Blades show rust and there is one screw missing on a blade, and one wing nut is broken on the end. Nice primitive to display!
Primitive Vintage Wood Food Slicer - Cabbage Cutter - A
A primitive food slicer, vegtable cutter often called a cabbage cutter. It has double adjustable blades; measures 18 inches by 6 inches. Has been repaired on one side by adding an old key, by the wing nut. One blade has a nail missing and a nail that has been replaced. The blades show a slight bit of rust. Both end pieces lift up, for different angles, and to clean. Circa 1870 - Really has character!
Never bored of the Rings with this heavy old ceramic mask.Rosy cheeks, pointed ears, though a bit elf like and great pointed hood with shiney bead at tip, this decorative mask measures almost ten inches long. Perfect wall hanging decoration. Crazing under glaze verifies vintage. Tear Drop Memories offers fine Post Mortem photography, rare funeral collectibles and interesting cemetery art and death related books. Please visit our other two Tias web shops ; North Fork Pets And Antiques, a great shop for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage animal collectibles and Maidens Memoirs, the place for old Love letters, Victorian scrapBooks and vintage diaries. Email us for our phone number we are dying to hear from you!
Offering this hand made make do pin cushion, fashioned after the pin cushions of long ago when ladies would use broken candle sticks as the base for a pin cushion. This one is only 2 years old but is very unique - a one of a kind. The base is a glass candlestick with an antiqued crackle paint. The pin cushion is heart shaped vintage tapestry fabric with vintage trimmings around the bottom where it attaches to the base. On one side is a wonderful hand stitch embroidered face - a perfect folk art piece! Measures 10 inches tall x 5 1/2 inches wide. Like new condition, never used. She is a real beauty for your collection!
Larger then life size hand made devil mask from the 1920's. This would have been worn for New Year and other important eastern occaisions to spur on the mighty serpent dragon. In fine condition for it's age , it still retains the original mouth bit. Vivid colors and a rare yet decorative primitive mask. Tear Drop Memories offers fine Postmortem photography, rare funeral collectibles and interesting cemetery art and death related books. Please visit our other two Tias web shops ; North Fork Pets And Antiques, a great shop for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage animal collectibles and Maidens Memoirs, the place for old Love letters, Victorian scrap books and vintage diaries. Email us for our phone number we are dying to hear from you! Die of a rose in aromatic pain. Alexander Pope