Early Paint

19th Century Shaftsbury, Vermont Chest

Fancy paint decorated Vermont chest, likely Shaftesbury School. Exceptionally rich, exuberant paint decoration. Circa 1825.  Wonderful crisp dry painted surface.  Very fine condition.  40" Wide X 18" Deep X 27 " tall.

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Circa 1790 Windsor Stool

This wonderful painted Windsor stool is both unique and a masterpiece of handcrafting.

A marvelous, hand shaved, out-of-round, nearly 2” thick seat is actually formed into the iconic Windsor saddle. Bamboo turned legs with tapered feet are joined by an H-plan stretcher.

The surface is probably original: blue paint now highly oxidized toward green with gold detailing on seat. The undersides of the stretcher and spots on the underside of the saddle seat reveal the original blue.  Note the shrinkage as evidenced by an even more pronounced irregularity of the round seat. The surface is dry with a good patina.

This is a delightful expression of Windsor design, Pennsylvania, 1770 - 1800.

14 1/2" tall, seat diameter: 14 - 15"

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Small Green Painted Cupboard

Small cupboard with original green paint surface and brass knobs.  This handsome little piece - similar to an apothecary case - sports seven drawers, each with chamfered bottoms.  Has two holes upon which it can hang on the wall, or it can stand - and does so in perfect balance.  Outstanding original condition.  15" X 15" X 8" (18" total height at back) .

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Paint Decorated Razor Box

Rare gentleman's razor box carved from block of pine wood.  No nails, very fine condition.  Slider top circa 1850. 8" long, 2 1/4" tall, 2 3/8" wide.  


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Fliegerbauer Song Bird Carving


Signed John Fliegerbauer (1909-1992, Altoona, PA) sprightly Red Eye carving.  The red-eyed vireo is a small, warbler-like American songbird.   5 1/2" long.  Perfect condition.

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Flamboyant Yellow Painted “Birdcage” Candle Stand

18th to early 19th century Pennsylvania “birdcage” candle stand. Cabriole leg base with graceful snake feet and full pads. Squarish top with rounded corners. “Birdcage” support construction allows the table top to rotate as well as lift off. Old “make do” repair near bottom of one snake foot served, no doubt, to strengthen the foot. Stand is sturdy and balanced. Original yellow painted surface. Excellent condition. Size: 30” tall, top: 20” x 20”

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Early Green Painted Bowl

New England green painted bowl having great character, outstanding painted surface, lipped edge, bottom “heel” and displaying wonderful turnings. Out of round beehive form. One old, very tight shrinkage crack. Original green paint. Size: 11″ to  11 1/2" diameter, 3 1/2" deep.

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Perfect Stack of Blue Pantry Boxes

Remarkable, perfectly coordinated stack of ten pantry boxes, c 1830-1850, each in outstanding condition and original blue paint. Several boxes are marked/incised (e.g., “Cin,” “Startch”). Taken from the top of our kitchen cantback cupboard, having been put together over more than thirty five years. New England origin. All original, this is a collection that may never be duplicated.

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Fancy Salmon Blanket Chest

Rare small sized Lancaster County, PA blanket chest in original salmon paint decoration. Dated on interior lid “1850.” No restoration. Sheraton style chest, having ball feet and vertical block corners, likely designed as wedding chest.

Size: 31 ½” wide, 17 ¾” deep, 19” tall

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Red Paint Decorated Box With Star

This extraordinary little gem features a large and beautifully hand painted white/cream star on a red painted ground (three stars in all: one each on front and sides!) 12.5″ X 7.5″ tall X 6″ deep. This masterful New England pine box is dovetailed and in wonderful, original untouched condition. Interior view, note unlidded till, suggesting this is actually a miniature blanket chest.

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19th Century Fancy Box

All original 19th century fancy red and black paint decorated box. White pine and basswood, dovetailed with Ivory escutcheon and brass hardware. Remarkable, intricate and imaginative hand-painted designs include shell and geometric comb motifs. Excellent condition.

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18th Century Painted Miniature Bureau

Very early miniature red-painted pine bureau, circa 1785, having four graduated drawers, large dovetails, New England boot-jack ends. 23” tall, 14” wide, 10" deep. An unusual, delightful piece that offers a surfeit of decorating options.

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