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Auction Description for North Bayshore Antiques: October American Antiques & Primitives

October American Antiques & Primitives (91 Lots)

by North Bayshore Antiques


91 lots with images

25 October 2016

Timed Auction

Milton, DE, USA

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New England Punched Tin Early Lighting Painted Candle Lantern 1800s

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Description: This is an antique folk art paint decorated punched tin or sheet metal candle lantern from New England, circa 1800s for your consideration. The antique New England punched tin lantern encircled with a punched Ocean Wave design. The antique New England punched tin lantern has the original old slate black paint. The punch tin lantern has three punched holes in the witch's top for smoke release and a hole in the bottom for heat release. The witch's top on the antique candle lantern is decoratively punched. The antique punched tin candle lantern tapers finely forming a witch's hat for smoke and heat release. The antique candle lantern has a decorative punched tin door that is in great working condition with the original side latch and hinges. The antique candle lantern has beautiful punched detail and is luminous and bright when lit. The candle socket holder is original and secure. There is an original large wide tin circular hoop for hanging or carrying the lantern.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina

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New England Sheet Metal Rooster Wall Hanging Candlestick Sconce 1800s

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Description: This is an antique folk art sheet metal paint decorated wall hanging candle sconce from New England circa 1800s for your consideration. The antique rooster candle sconce is handmade from heavy sheet metal and is paint decorated with a glorious primitive patina. The antique rooster candle sconce has a wide base for candle wax overflow that is riveted to the rooster wall mount. There is a sheet metal candle holder riveted to the candle base. The wall mount was hand cut in a rooster design represented christianity and faith and was a very popular folk art figure in the 1800s.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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New England Shaker Painted Tin Sponge Cake Pushup Candlestick 1800s

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Description: This is a rare paint decorated and deep New England Shaker push up tin or sheet metal chamber stick circa 1800s. The Shaker chamber stick is appropriately called a "Sponge Cake Pan Chamber Stick" due to the deep well wax reservoir and the long candle holder release. The Shaker sponge cake chamber stick was paint decorated and has an old paint worn patina. There is also a holder for a small candle snuffer but the snuffer has gone missing. The Shaker sponge cake chamber stick has a push up lever that slides the candle up and down inside the candle holder.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.

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New England Huge Redware Pottery Fish Food Mold 1800s

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Description: This is a huge redware folk art fish design food mold from New England, circa 1800's. The redware fish food mold has a rich dark pumpkin color glaze on the inside and rim. The pumpkin glaze slip was dripped over the rim of the fish food mold making striped markings on the outer surface of the mold. The outer surface of the fish mold has a natural earthen darkened patina from use and age. The redware fish food mold stands upon raised tripod legs and there is a beautiful strong old wired hanger that has been secured to one of the tripod legs for hanging (see photo).

Condition Report: Slight hairline on inside mold

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Pair of English Staffordshire Porcelain Figurines 1840s

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Description: This is a pair of semi-porcelain figurines from Staffordshire, England circa 1840s. In the early 19th century, English Staffordshire potteries began experimenting with porcelain like ware that could be cheaply mass-produced. Though the fired clay does appear somewhat vitreous, it is actually refined earthenware. By 1850 Staffordshire Potteries had reached there hey day and there were literally many small companies making unmarked and unsigned porcelain or ironstone pottery. The pair of figurines are a gentleman and a lady in a pastoral setting riding horses. The English Staffordshire figurines are unmarked.

Condition Report: Excellent condition without chips, cracks, or any damage.

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New England Paint Decorated Stone Fruit Yellow Apples 1800s

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Description: This is an antique alabaster stone fruit set of three paint decorated apples from New England circa 1800s for your consideration. The antique stone fruit apples are hand painted with best yellow and red colors. The antique stone apples are exquisite and the stone is very detailed with clear subtle tones and stone markings that grace each of individual apples. The three stone apples are in perfect condition and compliment each other as if picked from the same tree.

Condition Report: Excellent condition without chips, cracks, or any damage.

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Miniature Mortised Thru Wedged Wooden Painted Crock Bench 1700s

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Description: This is an antique pine mortised through miniature crock or bucket bench from New England circa 1700s for your consideration. The antique miniature bucket bench is handmade of New England white pine boards. New England white pine was a popular wood for making furniture by early colonists in the 1700s and was over harvested to the near point of extension by the early 1800s. The boot jack shaped splayed legs were mortised through the top of the antique miniature crock bench. The front and back aprons are tapered on the ends and attached with age appropriate nails to the legs.

Condition Report: Excellent condition, strong and sturdy, with an age appropriate patina

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New England Mortised Through Wooden Cricket Stool Bench 1800s

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Description: This is an antique mortised through and wedged paint decorated cricket bench stool from New England circa 1820s for your consideration. The paint stain on the cricket stool is the traditional New England red color. The cricket stool bench has hand turned round legs that are scribed and mortised through and wedged to the top of the stool. The hand turned legs are splayed and supported by hand turned stretchers. The top of the mortised through cricket stool is one single piece of wood.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina

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Folk Art Dog Design Needlework Cricket Stool 1800s

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Description: This is a small needlepoint wooden covered stool from New England, circa 1800s. The needlepoint wooden stool is made of pine and has long splayed legs that are pegged into the body. There is old woven cloth cording that decorates and secures the needlepoint to the stool. Original brass tack joinery decorates and surrounds the needlepoint wooden stool. The needlepoint stuffing is horsehair. The needlepoint is of a recumbent large dog.

Condition Report: Excellent strong condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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New England Paint Decorated Mortised Thru Cricket Stool Bench 1800s

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Description: This is an antique mortised through and wedged paint decorated cricket bench stool from New England circa 1820s. The paint stain on the cricket stool is the traditional New England red color. The cricket stool bench has hand turned round legs that are scribed and mortised through and wedged to the top of the stool. The top of the mortised through cricket stool is one single piece of wood.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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Dovetailed Diminutive Copper Tea Kettle Pot 1800s

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Description: This is a diminutive dovetailed copper tea kettle circa 1800s. The fine dovetailing on the antique teapot is shown on the back and the bottom of the pot and the seams are brazed (using molten brass like glue) for a perfect seam (see photos). Dovetailing requires extraordinary skill acquired through long, dedicated practice. The copper tea kettle has riveted brass extensions extending a rolled copper grip handle. There is a button finial on the lidded top. The copper tea kettle pours with a nice strong stream and is still usable today. There is a brass rim that circles the opening of the teapot. The inside is tin lined. The entire body is made of copper with a curved goose-neck pouring spout.

Condition Report: Age appropriate wear and patina with an early repair on the bottom.

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New England Shaker Massive Tin Community Kitchen Coffee Pot 1800s

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Description: This is a rare and outstanding Shaker made American community size tin coffee pot from New England circa 1800s for your consideration. The coffee pot is massive in size made for use in the Shaker Community kitchen. The bottom and sides of the coffee pot are made of pieces of tin and crimped together. The Shaker tin coffee pot has a wide strap handle for pouring and a bail handle with a wooden grip for carrying. The eyelets on the bail handle are attached with rivets. The tin coffee pot has a lid with a hand turned wooden knob with a diamond shaped wedge hinge. The diamond shaped hinge was a common characteristic of Shaker made tinware. The Shaker tin coffee pot has a large pour spout attached by solder.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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Carved Bread Board and Hallmarked Knife 1800s

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Description: These are a wooden treen bread board and English bread knife with makers mark circa 1800s. The bread board is finely carved with a detailed bordered edge. There is a deep carved groove well for catching any loose breadcrumbs. The reserve side of the bread board can be used for serving a block of cheese. The bread knife is made of English Steel with a finely carved handle reading "Bread". The English bread knife is engraved with the makers marked: Wade Wingfield & Rowbotham. The company was founded in 1825. There are also two hallmarks on the English bread knife. There is a slight age crack on the wooden handle that adds character and authenticity to the bread knife. The bread board has lots of knife scaring marks, from decades of use.

Condition Report: Age appropriate wear and patina.

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Colonial Hand Carved Wooden Eating Spoons Ca 1700s

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Description: These are two early hand carved wooden treen eating spoons from New England circa 1700's. Wooden Spoons were items listed in the inventories of early settlers in America (in Jamestown and on the Mayflower) in the early 1600's. In fact wooden eating and cooking implements were often the items enterprising Indians sold to those early colonists. Wooden eating and cooking implements were used by both rich and poor for nearly all of the first century of American colonization. The shorter spoon is carved from maple wood and has a large bowl shape with a short wide penny style handle end. The longer spoon is made of cherry wood and the grained ring detail can be seen on the back of the spoon. There is a decorative double carved incise on the long handle and it tapers nicely. There are inactive worm holes.

Condition Report: Excellent condition except for a hairline drying crack (see photos).

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Colonial Wrought Iron Decorative Tasting Spoon 1700s

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Description: This is a rare colonial large wrought iron tasting ladle spoon from New England, circa 1700s. The wrought iron tasting spoon was handmade by a blacksmith with exceptional form and detail. There is a ruffle or scalloped design that is centered with three berries. Small scribes begin and finish the design elements. There is a makers mark that is stamped on the where the handle meets the wide spoon bowl. There is a fine detailed rat tail end for hanging by the open hearth.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.

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New England Colonial Wrought Iron Hanging Herb Drying Rack 1700s

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Description: This is a four prong hanging wrought iron drying hook rack from New England, circa 1700s. The wrought iron drying hook rack was used in a colonial open-hearth kitchen for drying herbs and hanging small game. The drying rack has four wrought iron hooks and large center hole. The drying rack has a long wrought iron handle with a hook on the end for hanging and gripping. Each wrought iron hook is handmade and slightly different in size. You can see the scorching and pitting on the wrought iron from the open hearth fireplace.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.

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Colonial Open Hearth Wrought Iron Hanging Pot or Game Hook 1700s

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Description: This is a hanging wrought iron open hearth pot or small game hanging rack from New England, circa 1700s. The wrought iron hook was used in a colonial open-hearth kitchen for hanging pots and cooking small game in the fireplace. The wrought iron hook would have hung from a trammel or crane in the open hearth. The hook has two large wrought iron hooks for holding the pots or game and a small wrought iron hook for hanging. Each wrought iron hook is handmade and slightly different in size. You can see the scorching and pitting on the wrought iron from the open hearth fireplace.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.

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Colonial Wrought Iron Wood Handle Dough Scraper 1700s

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Description: This is a wrought iron dough scrapper with a wooden handle from New England, circa 1700s. A dough scraper was a useful tool found in the open-hearth kitchens of the early colonial home. It was usually a hand wrought piece of iron that was secured with a wooden handle. The dough scrapper has a wrought iron scrapper spade shaped and that is secured in a thick oak handle.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.

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New England Colonial Blacksmith Wrought Iron Herb Chopper 1700s

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Description: This is a rare and outstanding colonial wrought iron herb chopper from New England, circa 1700s for your consideration. Herbs played an important role in the colonial homestead. The colonial wife would use herbs to make medicines and for food preparation. The colonial wife would chop the herbs finely to make the medicinal remedies and for seasoning. The herb chopper was hand wrought by a blacksmith in the shape of a miniature meat cleaver. The wrought iron herb chopper is very thick, heavy and tapers nicely toward the very sharp blade.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an aged appropriate wear and patina

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New England Shaker Wrought Iron Wooden Handle Flesh Fork 1800s

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Description: This is a Shaker made wrought iron large serving flesh fork with a hand turned wooden handle from New England circa 1800s for your consideration. The Shaker flesh fork has a single bar of iron wrought into a two prongs on one end and into a wooden handle on the other end. The wooden handle is hand turned from a single piece of walnut wood with double scribe lines and a bail wire for hanging. The wooden handle is attached to the wrought iron by a brass bolster. This large serving flesh fork was exceptionally handmade by the Shaker brothers for use for by the Shaker sisters in the community kitchen.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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Cast Iron Open Hearth Scotch Bowl Bail Handle Early Repair 1700s

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Description: This is a colonial open hearth cooking cast iron bowl from New England circa 1700s. The cast iron bowl with a bail handle is called a scotch bowl or scotch kettle. Scotch bowls were used in colonial open hearth kitchens for everything from cooking to heating water for washing. Scotch bowls did not have lids. What makes this cast iron bowl is the musket ball hole that is an early patch repair filled with copper (see photos). The cast iron bowl has a hand wrought iron bail handle with finely pointed pig tail ends. The cast iron bowl has a long thick raised gate mark on the bottom that is time appropriate for the mid 18th century. There are three raised feet on the bottom of the cast iron bowl.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.

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Cast Iron Miniature Cauldron with Gatemark Ca 1700s

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Description: This is a miniature cast iron cauldron pot with wire bail handle from New England circa 1700s. The miniature cast iron cauldron is the perfect size with the raised three pointed feet. The miniature cast iron cauldron would have been used in the early open hearth and the three raised feet would have kept the cauldron above the hot coals. The miniature cast iron cauldron has beautiful gate mark that date the cauldron between 1750 to the early 1800s.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.

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New England Open Hearth Wrought Iron Fireplace Shovel Heart 1700s

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Description: This is a blacksmith made colonial wrought iron heart decorated folk art open hearth fireplace shovel from New England circa 1700s for your consideration. The scoop of the wrought iron open hearth fireplace shovel has a tapered blade and turned up sides and back to pickup and keep red hot coals from spilling. The handle is made of a single piece forged wrought iron. The beginning of the wrought iron bar is flattened and attached to the scoop by two large wrought rivets. The other end of the handle is also flattened to form a grip for ease of handling. What makes this fireplace shovel so special is the decorative heart shaped handle. When hung on a wall the early shovel makes an early primitive statement piece. A wrought iron folk art open hearth fireplace shovel like this would have been given as a wedding gift and treasured over the centuries.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.__

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New England Hand Hewn Miniature Childs Wooden Trencher 1800s

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Description: This is an antique hand hewn child's miniature pine wood trencher bowl from New England circa 1800s for your consideration. The bowl would have been made as a child's miniature trencher. One of the earliest forms of folk art in America was small hand carved children's toys. Children learned from an early age the skills of homemaking while watching their mothers. One can just imagine the workmanship and time that the craftsman took to make this darling miniature child's trencher that resembles a full sized trencher.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina

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New England Colonial Hand Hewn Cherry Wooden Trencher Bowl 1700s

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Description: This is an antique hand hewn colonial large cherry wood trencher bowl from New England circa 1700s for your consideration. Because of its hardness, durability and beauty, cherry was a frequent choice for hand made items including furniture, boxes, bowls and musical instruments. Cherry wood comes from the cherry tree a temperate hardwood that grows in northeastern U.S. and Canada. Look closely at the patina, the grain of the wood and the hollowed out of round shape that is a trademark of a hand hewn antique wooden treen trencher bowl. The antique cherry wood trencher bowl is large in size, hand hewn from a single solid piece of cherry, and is thick and heavy. The inside of the early trencher shows chopping, cutting and lots scaring.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina

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New England Cherry Wooden Hand Hewn Trencher Bowl 1800s

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Description: This is a hand hewn cherry wood trencher bowl from New England circa early 1800s for your consideration. Look closely at the patina, the grain of the wood and the slightly out of round shape that is a trademark of a hand hewn antique wooden treen trencher bowl. Notice the stain and wear marks on the rim and the inside of the bowl that adds character and authenticity of its use. The antique trencher is very heavy cherry hardwood that is thick. The antique wooden hand hewn early trencher has a bee hive bottom, a flat resting bottom, and a flat resting on side for serving. The antique early trencher bowl has been cleaned and oiled with organic bee's wax. No stain has been added.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina

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New England Colonial Large Birch Wooden Trencher Chopper Bowl 1700s

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Description: This is a large hand hewn colonial birch wood trencher bowl from New England circa 1700s for your consideration. This antique trencher was hand hewn from a single piece of birch wood. Look closely at the patina, the grain of the wood and the slightly out of round shape that is a trademark of a hand hewn antique wooden treen trencher bowl. Notice the chopping, scarring, and wear marks on the inside of the bowl that adds character and authenticity of its use. There is a flattened surface on the bottom of the antique oblong trencher for resting on table top. The antique early trencher bowl has been cleaned and oiled with organic bee's wax. No stain has been added.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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New England Huge Cherry Turned Painted Wooden Dough Bowl 1800s

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Description: We are pleased to offer this early rare antique hand turned large paint decorated wooden cherry dough bowl from New England circa early 1800s for your consideration. The antique wooden dough bowl was hand turned from a single piece of cherry wood, which grows in New England. There is an inch wide collar on the antique wooden dough bowl. This deep and wide wooden antique bowl is slightly out of round with a beehive shape, and a large flat base for resting. Turning lines can be seen on the outside of the antique cherry wooden dough bowl. The antique cherry dough bowl is paint decorated with traditional New England deep red wash stain that was used in New England to protect wooden treen pieces. The inside of the early antique cherry wooden dough bowl has imperfections from the use of almost two centuries (see photos)! This large antique cherry early wooden dough bowl, was the workhorse in the early American kitchen, and was not a decorative piece. The antique dough bowl is slightly out of round that is characteristic of being handmade.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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New England Shaker Turned Wide Collar Black Ash Dough Bowl 1800s

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Description: This is an outstanding "rare and early” New England Shaker dough bowl from Mt. Lebanon circa early 1820s for your consideration. It is an outstanding beauty and is made of black ash with a detailed grain. The antique black ash bowl is slightly out of round that is a characteristic of being hand turned. The outside of the Shaker dough bowl has a beehive shape and a pedestal base for resting. The outside of the antique black ash bowl has a grooved or incised collar. This wide incised collar on the Shaker black ash bowl made it easier for the sisters to carry and handle. There are cutting and scarring marks, stains and a burn mark from decades of use. All of these imperfections add to authenticity and character of this New England Shaker primitive.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina._

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New England Hand Turned Black Ash Dough Bowl Wide Incised Collar 1800s

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Description: This is an antique hand turned wooden black ash dough bowl with wide Incised collar from New England circa early 1800s for your consideration. This is a quality handmade bowl that was hand turned from a single piece of black ash, which grows in New England in a temperate zone climate. The antique black ash bowl has a large 2 inch wide grooved incised collar and has a flat pedestal resting base! The antique New England dough bowl has rich warm patina with turn lines both on the inside and outside of the bowl. The antique black ash bowl has a beautiful noticeable out of round shape that is typical and signifies a hand turned wooden bowl. Wooden dough bowls were the work horses of the early New England kitchens. This bowl was heavily used from the scarring and stains on the inside of the bowl. The outside of the bowl has a large and wide bee hive shape and with a flat pedestal base on the bottom to rest on. You can see the beautiful wavy grain of the black ash wood.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina

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New England Turned Wide Collar Black Ash Wood Dough Bowl 1800s

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Description: This is a Hand Turned Wooden Black Ash Dough Bowl from New England circa early 1800s for your consideration. This Antique New England Dough Bowl is heavy in weight. This is a quality handmade bowl that was hand turned. The Antique Wooden Dough Bowl was made from a single piece of black ash, which grows in New England in a temperate zone climate. The antique bowl has a large grooved incised collar and has a flat resting base! The Antique New England Dough Bowl has a mellow rich warm patina. The Antique Black Ash Bowl has a noticeable out of round shape that is typical and signifies a hand turned wooden bowl. The outside of the bowl has a large and wide bee hive shape and with a flat surface on the bottom to rest on. The New England Dough Bowl has been cleaned and oiled with Natural Bees Wax Oil. No stain was added

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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New England Maple Hand Turned Collared Dough Bowl 1820s

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Description: This is an early hand turned maple wood dough bowl from New England circa early 1800s. The dough bowl was handmade from a single piece of maple, which grows in New England. The dough bowl is slightly out of round that is a characteristic of being hand turned on a lathe. The dough bowl has an inch wide collar, is deep, wide beehive shaped, and has a large flat base for resting. Turning lines can be seen on the inside of the bowl along with lots of scars from almost two centuries of use.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina

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New England Hand Turned Black Ash Wooden Dough Bowl 1800s

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Description: This is an early antique hand turned wooden black ash dough bowl from New England circa early 1800s. This is a quality handmade bowl that was hand turned from a single piece of black ash. The antique bowl has a large grooved incised collar and has a flat resting base. The antique New England dough bowl has rich warm patina with turn lines both on the inside and outside of the bowl. The antique black ash bowl is out of round shape that signifies a hand turned wooden bowl. This bowl was heavily used from the scarring and stains on the inside of the bowl. The outside of the bowl has a large and wide bee hive shape and with a flat surface on the bottom to rest on.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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New England Shaker Maple Wood Fruit or Citrus Press Squeezer 1800s

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Description: The Shaker kitchens prepared an immense amount of food everyday. This utilitarian kitchen utensil was used by the Shaker sisters to press juice from lemons, oranges and other citrus fruits. The large size fruit press was handmade for the community kitchen by the brothers. The fruit press is made of solid hard maple wood with long shaped handles. The interior core of the press is made of lignum vitae. Lignum vitae is Latin for "wood of life" and derives its name from its medicinal uses. Lignum vitae has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions from coughs to arthritis and chips of the wood can also be used to brew a tea. The central press made of lignum vitae is very durable and strong wood and this type of wood resists cracking and breaking due to its strong wood properties. Lignum vitae was also used on sailing vessels for belaying pins, sheaves and blocks. The wood is an exotic wood and was very prized and treasured. The Shaker fruit press has the original iron strap hinge, wood screws and metal pins. There is a detailed pie crimping along the press edge and the opposite paddle has a beveled edge. The fruit press is already wired for hanging.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina

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New England Primitive Curly Maple Butter Paddle Bird Head Hook 1800s

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Description: This is a curly maple wooden butter paddle with bird's head effigy hook from New England, circa 1800s for your consideration. One can just imagine the workmanship and time that the carver took to make this butter paddle from a single piece of curly maple wood. The curly maple butter paddle has a wide bowl and a long formed handle that is thick and heavy for ease of handling. There is a prominent hook handle on end of the handle for resting on a dough bowl's rim. What makes this butter paddle unique is the prominent carved hook has been shaped and carved into a bird's head effigy. This antique bird's head effigy butter paddle is so thick and heavy in weight, and one of the reasons the paddle has survived over a century of use. The grain on the wood is very detailed with wavy grain lines.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.

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New England Hand Turned Cherry Wood Rolling Pin 1800s

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Description: This is an outstanding hand turned cherry wood rolling pin from New England, circa 1800s. The rolling pin is handmade and hand turned from one solid piece of cherry wood. Notice the grain lines of the cherry wood. The cherry wood rolling pin is thick, solid and heavy.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.

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New England Sailor Handmade Walnut Rolling Pin 1820s

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Description: This is a sailor made rolling pin from New England circa early 1800s. The sailor made rolling pin was handmade from one solid piece of walnut wood. This sailor made rolling pin because it has two different style handle ends, demonstrating the sailor's skill and hand working abilities. Sailing journeys were long and woodworking was a favorite pass time for a sailor to make something to bring back for a loved one. One end of the rolling pin has an egg shaped large knob and the other handle end tapers like a sailor's belaying pin used to secure rigging on ships.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina

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New England Walnut Wood Handmade Turned Rolling Pin 1800s

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Description: This is an antique large walnut wood rolling pin from New England, circa 1800s for your consideration. The antique rolling pin is handmade and hand turned from one solid piece of walnut wood. The antique walnut rolling pin has deep rich grain lines of the walnut wood that only comes from age and use. The rolling pin has two large heavily turned knob ends or handles. The antique walnut wooden rolling pin is very thick, solid and heavy and has a baluster shaped turned design.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate wear and patina.

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New England Shaker Hand Turned Black Ash Medicinal Funnel 1800s

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Description: This is an antique Shaker hand turned black ash wooden funnel from New England circa 1800s. The Shaker black ash funnel was hand turned out of a single piece of black ash. There are turn lines on the outside bowl and an inch beveled collar on the bowl that forms the mouth of the funnel. The mouth is community size for pouring liquid herbs and medicines into bottles. The New England Shakers were one of the first communities to produce tinctures and medicines that were sold to the outside world. The stem of the funnel is beveled into seven flat sides instead of being rounded to fit bottles. This prevented the funnel from turning while in use.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina

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Colonial New England Primitive Large Carved Cherry Butter Paddle 1700s

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Description: This is an early colonial outstanding cherry wooden butter paddle from New England, circa 1700s for your consideration. One can just imagine the workmanship and time that the carver took to make this early colonial butter paddle out of one solid piece of cherry wood with a thick grip handle. There is a hook on the end of the thick handle for gripping the side of a butter or dough bowl. The hand carved butter paddle is of fine workmanship has an exemplary primitive quality.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.

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Primitive Large Colonial Maple Wooden Treen Butter Paddle 1700s

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Description: This is a large outstanding maple wood hand carved butter paddle from New England, circa early 1800s. The carver made this early colonial butter paddle out of one solid piece of maple wood with a thick and long grip handle. There is a hook on the end of the thick handle for gripping the side of a butter or dough bowl. The antique maple butter paddle is strong and has a nice feel and weight to the early treen.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.

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Folk Art Childs Toy Miniature Three Piece Wash Tub Set 1800s

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Description: This is an antique handmade three piece wash tub child's play or toy set from New England, circa 1800s. The antique child's wash tub set is an exact image of a real size wooden wash tub, hand wringer and three cloth's pins used by mother to do the family's laundry. It was important for little girls to learn the art of homemaking and doing household chores early on in life. These antique wooden pieces are handmade and the wash tub was hand turned from a solid piece of tiger oak. The handmade wooden hand wringer turns freely with the tiny wooden knob handle.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.

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New England American Folk Art Handmade Stagecoach 1800s

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Description: Since the early 1700s, stagecoaches have played an important role in the history of America. Regional stage lines could be found in all 13 original colonies. This is an outstanding New England American folk art stagecoach from New England circa late 1800s for your consideration. The antique American folk art stagecoach is completely handmade of wood and is such an example of early Americana. The folk art antique stagecoach has vibrant colors with a lot of detail and trim work. The back wheels are stationary and the front axle moves. The lettering "O - Stage" is original paper lettering, and not metallic stickers.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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Maritime Nautical Folk Art 10LB Painted Downrigger Lead Weight DTD 1900

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Description: This is an antique maritime nautical folk art downrigger lead weight paint decorated and fish shape from New England circa 1900. A downrigger is a device used while fishing using the trolling method, which places a lure at the desired depth. A downrigger consists of a three to six-foot horizontal pole that supports a weight, generally 10 to 15 pounds by a steel cable. The 10 pound weight was made in the shape of a fish and still retains some of its original green paint. The 10 pound weight is made of lead with metal hooks on the top fin and at the back end of the fish for attaching to the steel cable. The 10 pound lead fish weight shows age appropriate patina and wear from decades of use. Like windmill and gate weights, down rigger weights today are an early form of American Folk Art and would make an excellent door stop or book weight on a beautiful shelf.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

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New England Native American Indian Folk Art Effigy Ladle 1800s

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Description: This is a Native American Woodlands Indian effigy ceremonial ladle from New England, circa 1800s. The wooden effigy ladle was hand hewn using stones, knives and perhaps a beaver tooth for smoothing. The smaller Native American Woodland Indian ladles were used everyday as an eating implement or spoon. The longer ones were used as a ceremonial ladles, as the decorative handle shows. These ladles were used primarily to share from a communal bowl. The wooden effigy ladle has a spout of sorts, which would have been used for sipping and eating. The back and inside of the antique effigy bowl has a hand hewn shape which is more primitive than if it had been made by a lathe. On the end of the long handle is a carved effigy, which appears to be a feather shape. The ladle is made of a lightweight soft wood such as poplar, which would have been native to the area and was commonly used.

Condition Report: Age appropriate wear especially on the bowl and patina

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New England Native American Cherry Effigy Spoon Ladle 1800s

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Description: This is a Native American Woodlands Indian effigy ceremonial ladle or spoon from New England, circa 1820s. The wooden effigy spoon was hand carved from a single piece of cherry wood. The spoon has a long handle for stirring and serving from pot on the open. On the end of the long handle is a carved effigy, which appears to be a beaver with a tail shaped like a hook for hanging.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.

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Native American Indian Folk Art Hand Hewn Effigy Ladle Spoon 1800s

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Description: This is an antique Native American Woodlands Indian ceremonial effigy ladle from New England, circa 1800s. The Native American wooden effigy ladle was hand hewn from one solid piece of wood using stones, knives and perhaps a beaver tooth for smoothing. The smaller Native American Woodland Indian ladles were used everyday as eating implements, while sharing a community bowl. The longer handled effigy ladles were used as a ceremonial ladles and for special celebrations. This wooden effigy ladle has a large deep bowl for sipping and eating. The Native American effigy ladle shows handmade characteristic with hand hewn marks. This primitive hand hewn ladle shows inactive worm holes. On the end of the ladle there is carved large hook handle effigy that appears to be a bird's beak in form and shape. The large hook also serves for hanging.

Condition Report: Age appropriate patina and wear

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Shaker Wooden Two Piece Shoe Form Mold Ca 1800s

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Description: This is a Shaker two piece shoe form mold from New England circa 1800s.The Shaker shoe form mold was used in making and repairing shoes for the Brothers and Sisters, and similar molds can be seen in the informative book Shaker Folk Art & Industries. The Shaker shoe form mold is a rare two piece mold.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.

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New England Shaker Paint Decorated Rug Whip Beater 1890s

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Description: This is an antique New England Shaker hand turned paint decorated rug whip from Mount Lebanon Community, New York circa 1890s for your consideration. The "Shaker Rug Whip" was not a Shaker invention, their role was refining it. A non-Shaker named Charles Comstock patented one style a softwood handle with steam bent cane (rattan) in 1898, and assigned the manufacturing rights to the North Family at Mount Lebanon. There, under the direction of Brother Levi Shaw (1819 - 1908), the community made whips between 1898 and the first years of the twentieth century. The Shaker rug whip has a hand turned handle made of solid piece of cherry wood. The whip is steam bent cane that is inserted into the handle and attached with square nails. One side of the handle has minor imperfection where the square nail has gone missing. A replacement nail was added to strongly secure the whip to the handle as an early repair. This does not diminish the character and adds to the authenticity of this used household item. The antique New England Shaker rug whip is strong and sturdy. One side of the handle is painted with the Shaker Canterbury red paint that would be displayed when hanging on the wall.

Condition Report: Excellent condition other then already described and has an age appropriate patina.

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Shaker Chore Boys Horse Hair Brush and Basket 1800s

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Description: These are a collection of handmade Shaker pieces: hand woven fancy basket, two chore boys, and handmade horsehair brush from New England circa 1800s. Fancy basket would have been used on the table or to hold small sundry items. The two wooden chore boys were used by the Sisters to turn the great walking spinning wheel. This is a light colored horsehair brush with a finely turned handle.

Condition Report: Excellent condition except the basket has minor imperfections and one of the handles has gone missing with an age appropriate patina.

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