Prior Sales

Small Paint Decorated New England Chest

Yellow sponge decoration over red paint base, this New England chest is pine. Having large dovetails, strong color and excellent surface condition, it dates c 1820. Small coveted size (22” X 12” x 9”) and fancy paint.  Condition is very fine with only a small rectangular space on the back left with only base red paint.  We surmise this may have had a maker's label affixed to it.  Mentioned here for the sake of accuracy, with the overall condition being outstanding.

Item update:  My husband and I had assumed that the red rectangle on the back of this box was essentially a space left blank due to placement of a label.  Then it occurred to Kurt that that would be the opposite of this decoration (which is red OVER yellow).  So we decided to try to clean it off and TO OUR DELIGHT, the red paint rubbed off easily!  So the second image of the back of the box is the current view of the cleaned up back.

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The Ultimate Blue Pantry Box Stack

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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Green New Hampshire Farm Table

Excellent New Hampshire table c 1830. 24” wide, 15” deep, 26” high, having tapered legs, pine top. Unusual small size, coveted by collectors as ideal display platform for antiques “smalls.” (Description of “Tree of Life” decorated Redware pitcher can be found in “Redware and Stoneware” section).

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New England Apothecary Chest, c 1820

New England apothecary chest having 12 drawers in mustard paint. The term “apothecary chest” once applied to a piece of furniture used by physicians and druggists to store medicines and medicinal ingredients. Like many words, the term has grown in scope to include most stand-alone chests with multiple small drawers. Unlike some apothecary -style chests, the drawers of this one are set in solid pigeon holes. The dust boards that separate the drawers reinforce that the maker’s intentions were, indeed, to have this chest serve as an apothecary, since this construction would have served to keep powdered ingredients from spilling into drawers below. Small, identified apothecary chests like this one are few and far between, especially in such a delicate size (26″ W x 19″ H x 10″ D) and with a wonderful, early painted surface. Great patina, brass knobs with huge frame dovetails. Circa 1820. Excellent condition.

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Tiny Green Bowl

Tiny wooden green painted bowl- diameter only 5.25″. Late 18th/early 19th c. Excellent heel, hand turned. Short, hairline crack near inner rim. Outstanding original surface. Very early bowl. Generous traces of original green paint on interior, along with signs of use and patina.

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Queen Anne Corner Chair c. 1750-1760

Salmon paint, bold turnings, dynamic curved slats, post-foot separations. All original condition, Connecticut origin.

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Highly Decorated Box

Vinegar paint finish in clamshell design; sienna over yellow ochre; 14”w, 9” d; 7”h; C 1830; original brass hardware; Mid-Atlantic; Poplar. Slight wear on edges, great condition.

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Diminutive PA Blanket Chest

Paint decorated deep yellow ochre over lighter yellow ground, c 1840, Pennsylvania. Bracket feet; pine, square head mails, two board top, replacement butt hinges, one corner chip, great decorative antique. Provenance: luminary PA dealer.   19.5″ wide, 13″ tall, 12.75″ deep

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Wonderful Paint Decorated Trunk/Box

This handsome box is of dovetail construction with a rectangular lid over conforming box with original iron handles and hinges.

The exterior is yellow vinegar sponge paint decoration glows over orange paint base, expressive sponge paint decoration with wavy grain and rolled motifs.  Original wrought iron lock and hasp.  Of special appeal for the collector of items in original paint.  Note heart-shaped wrought iron plates on each end. Clean pine interior.

Condition is very fine with only the normal minor dings, mentioned for the sake of accuracy, with the overall condition being excellent. 

 28″ long, 13″ deep, 11″ tall. 

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Painted Candle Box With Key

Large, painted candle box with exuberant sienna graining over yellow ochre. 17″ long. Dovetailed and all original, including lock and key. C 1850, Virginia. 11.3″H x 17″W. Dovetail construction; Fine grain painted-surface all around. Original lock mechanism and key. Note slightly off-center location of escutcheon. Rose-head nails used to secure lock to the pine box.

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Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box

Vibrant vinegar painted, sponge-decorated box c 1840. 19.25″ long, 13.25″ deep, 8″ tall. Mint. 8″H x 19.25″W. Vibrant sponge decoration. Original brass handle and hinges. Vinegar paint/sponge decoration with outstanding surface. Clean interior.

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Paint Decorated Small Maine Bureau Case

Paint Decorated Bureau Box: Simulated rosewood decoration; replaced leather hinges; pine; Maine, c 1840. Original brass on top. Excellent condition. 6.5" deep, 5.22"H x 12.25"W

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