Other Items

Wall Arrangement In Rose

Wall arrangement of miscellaneous items "in rose tones." Includes hooked rug, doll quilt, early painted bowl, early, frakturs.


Wall Arrangement Features Frakturs

…and small early blue-framed mirror


Small Blue Painted Mirror

Charming small-sized blue-painted mirror measures 7 X 10 1/2 on the outside, 5 X 8 1/2" on the inside with ~ 1/2" rabbet.  

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Maple Sugar Cake Tray

Hardwood tray with 105 ~ 2 1/2" circular molds into which maple syrup was poured to form maple sugar cakes.

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Carved and Painted Goldfinch

Charming carved  and faithfully painted goldfinch.

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19th Century "Squeak" Toy

Charming plaything depicts cat reaching into the circus-tent-topped cage of what appears to be a red-winged black bird.  Red, yellow, green and black paint.  Squeezing the trifle produces a bird-like squeak.  Origin:  Lancaster, PA.   5" X 3" X 2 1/2".

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Lancaster County Pin/Sewing Balls

Circa 1870, Amish ball is intricately covered completely in layers of deep red linen thread, then fabulously embroidered in linen, silk and wool thread in “God’s Eye” and sunburst patterns. Solidly stuffed with what feels like straw. No evidence of use (i.e., pin holes). Although these Amish wool fabric balls are often called pin cushions many show little use or wear. They were often given as gifts to special friends and family members and hung in a cupboard or on a shelf for display. Outstanding condition. 3 ½” diameter

Also late 19th century, this second ball is ball made of boldly multicolored wool yarn bands with eight piping delineated segments. One early pin is still in this ball. Very minor wear manifested as spots of fuzzing in the yarn. 5” diameter.

Both from collection of the late Joyce Leiby.

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19th Century Chalkware Parrots

These two parrots, - figures frequently featured in Pennsylvania Frakturs, are each perched on balls on a stand. Original green, yellow, red and sienna brown paint. Both are hollow cast and in very good condition with minor paint wear as expected from mid-19th century age and usage. 8 3/4 “ tall.

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Decorated Tin Toleware Tea Caddy

Splendid tin toleware tea caddy painted with black asphaltum, then brightly adorned with floral motif.   Likely PA or NY.  Fine condition.   6 7/8" tall

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White Decorated Tin Toleware Box

4" long  X  2 1/2"  wide  X  2 1/4" deep toleware box, white base color (unusual in decorated tin),  Exuberantly decorated in floral motif on five sides.  Attributed to Mercy North of Fly Creek, New Jersey.  Provenance: Lewis Scranton.

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Watercolor On Ivory Portrait Miniature

Delicate image of young woman (watercolor on ivory). The bust-length oval portrait depicts the young woman in 3/4 pose facing left.  The painting is housed in an oval gilt pendant frame with chased bezel.  The painting itself is excellent and very sensitively done by an artist of some merit.  The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or restoration.   Back is glazed and displays braided hair work and gold initials behind glass. Dress and hair style suggest circa 1805-1814.   3" long.  See Love and Loss: American Portrait and Mourning Miniatures for related examples.  

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Chalkware Cat

Pennsylvania painted, rare, circa 1825 chalk ware cat. Exceptional presence, having multiple colors and fancy decoration. Original paint, no repairs. In mint condition. Size: 6 3/4″ tall.

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