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This ever changing gallery features material currently available for purchase as well as a look at booths from past shows.  Click on any image for a closer look.  Once you find just what you’re looking for email us at moplainfolk@gmail.com for more information and extra pictures if you like.  We’ll do our best to make it happen!

 

LARGE CHROME YELLOW BOWL
LARGE CHROME YELLOW BOWL

This is simply one of the finest painted bowls we’ve seen or owned. Measuring 21 1/2" with the grain and 20 3/4" against, it is a full 7 1/2” deep, this large maple bowl is in the very best possible condition with no cracks or damage of any kind. The interior confirms this piece saw much use over the years, but it is the amazing original chrome yellow paint that puts this early 19th century New England bowl in a class of its own. This piece is worthy of the most discriminating collection.

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New Hampshire Antiques Show 2021
New Hampshire Antiques Show 2021
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SIGNED BITTERSWEET FIRKIN
SIGNED BITTERSWEET FIRKIN

Large wood firkin in original bittersweet paint. This 19th century piece stands 12 1/4” tall. It measures 12” in diameter at the base tapering up to 11 1/2” across the lid. The bucket is signed ‘A. J. Sprague. / So. Hingham. Mass.’ on the lid. Each tapered finger is attached with copper nails. The painted surface is both thin and dry. Apart from a minor loss at the very tip of the bottom finger, this early firkin from ‘Bucket Town’ is in terrific original condition.

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HUDSON VALLEY APPLE BOX
HUDSON VALLEY APPLE BOX

Very early 19th century apple box found in the Hudson River Valley. Form sets this example apart from most. Canted on every side, each side also features an arched lip giving this otherwise simple piece a sophisticated form. The box measures 11” by 9” overall on a base measuring 9 3/4” by 8”. This thin pine box is constructed with early nails and remains in original dry red paint. It is in as found condition with expected wear and a minor loss to one corner.

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COUNTRYSIDE OIL on BOARD
COUNTRYSIDE OIL on BOARD

Wonderful early oil on artist board capturing an idyllic New England countryside. Recently discovered in Connecticut, it is offered as found with no damage or restorations. This 19th century piece is in its original frame measuring 25 1/2” by 13 1/2”. It is a virtual story board depicting a day in the country with details like canoes, a gazebo, a table in the yard, and more. The ‘flat’ background gives it a folky appeal. Trees at the top brings the eye down taking in the scene from side to side.

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NEW ENGLAND WALL BOX
NEW ENGLAND WALL BOX

New England wall box in crusty original red paint. This dovetailed box may date as early the 18th century and is no later than the early 19th century. Cut nails are used to attach the base. The most unusual aspect of this box are the markings found on the front. ‘JH NM02’ is carved above a line reading ‘JH NH ills(?)’. ‘JH’ may be the maker’s initials and NM02 may suggest this was his second box? ‘NH’ may refer to New Hampshire? All this gives this early piece additional character.

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LARGER BLUE PANTRY BOX
LARGER BLUE PANTRY BOX

One of 2 blue pantry boxes recently purchased out of an old collection. We are pleased to bring them back to the market. This is the larger of the 2 measuring 10 1/4” in diameter and 5” tall. The beauty of this 19th century piece comes from its original robins egg blue paint. Showing appropriate wear, the pantry box is in the best as found condition with no losses or damages of any kind.

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The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2019
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2019
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MEDIUM SIZE BLUE PANTRY BOX
MEDIUM SIZE BLUE PANTRY BOX

This is the 2nd of 2 pantry boxes recently purchased. It is the smaller of the 2 measuring 8 3/8” across and standing 3 7/8” high. This 19th century box is in excellent condition showing expected wear with only a minor imperfection to the lid, which was done by someone with a pointed instrument of some kind. Again, it is the outstanding color of the original blue paint that makes this pantry box the special piece it is.

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SMALL SALMON FIRKIN
SMALL SALMON FIRKIN

Dating to the late 19th century, this small wooden firkin remains in the best original and sturdy condition. This little wooden bucket is 6 1/2” tall and measures 6 3/8” in diameter at the lid. It is 6 7/8” wide at the base. The soft original salmon paint is what gives this piece its appeal. This unusual color makes it a great addition to any collection of painted firkins and it’s a nice size to add to the top of a stack.

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BLACK PACHISI GAME BOARD
BLACK PACHISI GAME BOARD

Looking much like its cousin, Parcheesi, this is actually pachisi. This was the original game of India from which Parcheesi was taken. Note the corners in this piece have no decoration. This is due to the fact pachisi was a simple cross (+) in design. Giving it visual appeal is the combination of black, salmon, and bittersweet paint. This 19th century game board is made from a single thin pine board with an attached frame. It measures 18” by 19” overall and is offered in original condition.

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TIN CANDLE HOLDER
TIN CANDLE HOLDER

Early tin candle holder from western New York state. This piece features a crimped ‘pie plate’ base. It is in excellent condition with no dents, dings or separations. The base is over 11” in diameter while the ‘witches hat’ at the center stands 13 1/2” tall including the ring. This ring was used to suspend the holder for use as a small chandelier. Although there is some wax residue in the holders themselves, it appears this 19th century piece of American lighting was spared great use.

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RED MORTAR and PESTLE
RED MORTAR and PESTLE

Heavy mortar and pestle from the mid 19th century. The mortar itself stands 7 1/2” to the lip. Height with the pestle in place is 12 1/2”. This utilitarian object common in early New England kitchens is offered in great original condition with no cracks or losses. The sculptural form is enhanced by the original dry red paint. This example features an appealingly shaped pestle, which is no doubt original as is confirmed by the surface and its upright position when placed in the mortar.

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The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2018
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2018
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BLUE MORTAR and PESTLE
BLUE MORTAR and PESTLE

This New England mortar and pestle dating to the mid 19th century, is offered in excellent original condition with no cracks or losses. The mortar stands 7 3/8” tall and features delicate turnings in the body as well as a nicely shaped foot. The original pestle featuring a thin handle brings the overall height of the piece to 14” when standing in place. Most significant to this mortar and pestle is its original blue painted surface. Outstanding form and color sets this piece apart.

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LARGE BLUE TRENCHER
LARGE BLUE TRENCHER

This large wooden trencher dates well into the 19th century. It has survived in excellent original condition. This early bowl measures just over 24” end to end and 14 3/4” at the widest. It is 5 1/2” at its deepest. Trenchers are hand hewn and this example has a well defined form with draw marks in the wood readily visible throughout. But no doubt it is the original deep blue paint that makes this appealing. As always, this trencher is guaranteed to be original in every way.

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PADDLE ARM WHIRLIGIG
PADDLE ARM WHIRLIGIG

A true survivor, this paddle arm whirligig was an attic find. As such it remains as found with losses to the paddles, shrinkage as expected, and wear to the original surface. The carved body is made of 3 pieces. The fully dimensional figure stands 15 1/2” head to toe. Dressed in a red cutaway coat and black breeches, tiny nails are used for buttons. Exposure has had an impact, but facial features are still prominant. With the arms in a vertical position the figure stands 27” high overall.

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WHEEL of FORTUNE
WHEEL of FORTUNE

Graphic 3-dimensional wheel of fortune. 31” by 33” dating to the late 19th century. A wooden spoke wheel is attached to heavy boards. A red background is enhanced with decorations reminiscent of patterns found in Native American textiles. This surrounds a red, white, and blue bullseye at the center. Adding to the graphics are the numbers necessary for playing the game surrounding the wheel. This large game wheel is a perfect example of the ‘art of the game’.

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The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2016
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2016
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FLOWERS and VEGETABLE PLANTS
FLOWERS and VEGETABLE PLANTS

Homemade double sided wooden sign great for the gardener. This dates to the 1920’s or 30’s. Measuring 19 1/2” by 13 1/2” overall, the sign is made of a wood panel in a thick wide frame with a quarter round insert. Painted on a white background, the message in red letters is given extra punch with the addition of mustard shadowing. No doubt the maker was trying to capture a 3-dimensional appearance. Uncommon subject and condition makes this a great sign green thumb or not!

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The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2017
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2017
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SMALL FARMLAND OIL PAINTING
SMALL FARMLAND OIL PAINTING

Delightful 19th century oil on canvas of a red barn. This small painting captures a lot within its 8 5/8” by 6 3/4” original lemon gold frame. The piece was found in western Connecticut and is typical of the New England countryside with its trees and rolling hills. Although it is not signed it was no doubt done by an accomplished artist given the fine detail of the work as well as the appealing perspective giving the art a 3-dimensional quality. This remains in excellent original condition.

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SMALL BLUE PANTRY BOX
SMALL BLUE PANTRY BOX

This small oval pantry box features 2 wide fingers and outstanding original blue paint. The piece measures 4 1/2” by 3” and is 2 1/8” high. It has survived well over 150 years in excellent original condition. Showing only normal and expected wear, the pantry box is sturdy and is substantial for its size. This will be a great addition to a collection of country smalls. And an especially nice addition for those who love blue like us!

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WHITE HOUSE and BARN OIL
WHITE HOUSE and BARN OIL

This outstanding oil on linen was found in New England. A winding country road with rock fence divides a white house from a grey barn. A river and bridge are featured in the foreground. It remains in its original frame measuring 11 3/4” by 10 3/4”. The label on the reverse indicate this art was framed by Eben Smith of 188 Lincoln Street in Boston. The frame has a patent date of Oct 7 78 dating the painting to the 4th quarter of the 19th century. It is offered in bright original condition.

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GREEN SPLINT BASKET
GREEN SPLINT BASKET

Larger 19th century heavy splint basket with great form. The basket features a round rim 17” in diameter and a base 12” square. It is 12” to the carved handle as well. The basket itself is 7” deep. An appealing double wrapped rim giving the piece substance. It is offered in original green paint, which has achieved a dry surface over the years. The basket is in great condition. There is a single brake in one corner visible in the bottom right of the image showing the basket’s bottom side.

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PENNY RUG
PENNY RUG

Graphic Victorian penny rug found in Maine. Not really rugs, these were made as table mats by homemakers from scraps of wool and felt. This diamond shaped piece measures approximately 33” by 20”. Apart from a very light cleaning to remove a heavy coat of dust the rug remains in excellent as found condition with no losses or damages. Penny rugs were made as early as Civil War times. Although this example is from the19th century, it more likely dates to the 1880’s or 90’s.

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BAIL HANDLE PANTRY BOX
BAIL HANDLE PANTRY BOX

Classic wooden bail handle pantry box. 11 3/4” by 6”. As is typical of large bail handle boxes, it is constructed of thick oak and is square nailed throughout. The original deep blue paint on this 19th century piece makes it especially appealing. Apart from a single narrow age crack, which is pictured, this nice old pantry box is in great condition with appropriate wear and no losses. It is a desirable country piece that will look wonderful wherever it sits.

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SMALL BLUE BOWL
SMALL BLUE BOWL

This smaller turned bowl dates to the middle 1800’s. The piece is in excellent original condition with no cracks or damages. Showing its age it is slightly warped measuring 11 3/8” in diameter with the grain and 10 3/4 against. It stands 3” deep. It is nicely turned with a thick lip and a pronounced foot giving the bowl an appealing form. Over the years the interior has developed a pleasing warm patina. The exterior in original blue paint is nice and dry with a soft patina to the surface.

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SMALL OVAL PANTRY BOX
SMALL OVAL PANTRY BOX

Pine and maple oval pantry box from New Hampshire. The oval lid measures 4 3/4” by 3 3/8”. The box is only 1 1/2” tall. Adding to the appeal of the original dove grey paint are the brush strokes readily visible giving this sweet little box an added texture. Easily dating to the earlier 19th century, it is finely made with 2 narrow fingers secured by copper tacks. Apart from some very minor paint loss, this fine small pantry box remains in excellent original condition.

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MINIATURE HANGING CUPBOARD
MINIATURE HANGING CUPBOARD

If good things come in small packages, then this is one of the best small packages ever! Measuring only 13 1/4” tall, 10” across the top, and 5” deep, this is a fully developed miniature cupboard. It is decidedly 19th century being made with small flat nails and 2 square nails. The cupboard is quite heavy for its size. It appears to be made of maple with some secondary wood. It remains in its original dry red wash. This is a recent discovery from a midwestern collection.

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