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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!

 

PAINTED COUNTRY CHECKERBOARD
PAINTED COUNTRY CHECKERBOARD

Early 19th century game board found in Maine. A near 1" thick pine board measuring 14" by 15 1/2" is hand painted a brick red with alternating squares of dry oyster paint. The playing field is framed by narrow quarter round attached with early cut nails. Adding character to the piece are 2 knots, which have bled through over the years. At some point a relative noted on the back that this board was 'Made by Uncle Hannable Smith' giving the game board a touch of history.

A Gathering on the Prairie March 2020
A Gathering on the Prairie March 2020
19th CENTURY ONE-SIDE UTENSIL BOX
19th CENTURY ONE-SIDE UTENSIL BOX

This unusual canted 'half' box was discovered in a New York farmhouse. Assorted wood and metal utensils were found in the box and are included with the piece. All thick pine and square nails, this 19th century tote measures 18" wide, 6" deep, and is 6" high at the carved handle. There are traces of green paint on the front only. The box is in otherwise original putty grey paint. Showing expected wear, this country box remains in original condition. It is a great piece for table or wall!

SHOOFLY ROCKING HORSE
SHOOFLY ROCKING HORSE

Pennsylvania shoofly rocking horse. 38" by 14" by 21" overall. This horse in wonderfully worn and original dapple grey paint dates to the 4th quarter of the 19th century. It is well constructed of 1" pine and remains in sturdy functional condition. Paint wear and some minor losses suggest this rocking horse may have been used for several generations. It is this appealing condition that gives the piece its warmth and charm.

GREEN FIRKIN
GREEN FIRKIN

Nice early firkin in original green paint. This 19th century bucket is 9" tall and 9" in diameter across the lid. It remains in excellent original as found condition right down its acorn finial. It is constructed with copper nails and features a tapered handle. This firkin is both sturdy and clean inside and out. The vivid original color makes it a great addition to a stack or all by itself.

SMALL ROOSTER WEATHERVANE
SMALL ROOSTER WEATHERVANE

Small rooster weathervane from the top of a hen house. The rooster measures approximately 15” by 16” as shown roosting on its iron stand. This sweet handmade sheet iron vane likely dates to the early 20th century, if not before. A wonderful rooster sitting atop a graphic 3-dimensional arrow makes for a great farmhouse statement in any interior. The weathervane is offered in original as found condition with some traces of the original paint remaining.

LARGE TRENCHER with MAKE DO REPAIRS
LARGE TRENCHER with MAKE DO REPAIRS

Large early trencher from a Connecticut farmhouse. Measuring 24" long and 14 1/2" wide, each end stands 5" high. It is offered in original as found condition with a bittersweet surface and 4 early handmade staple repairs. Although this is a great trencher in and of itself, it is the 'make-do' repairs that give it added character. This piece easily dates to the mid 19th century and will be a great addition to any collection of painted bowls.

The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2019
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2019
SMALL TUB in OLD BLUE PAINT
SMALL TUB in OLD BLUE PAINT

This smaller 19th century tub was found in Wisconsin. Likely used for storing butter, it stands 7" tall and is 9" in diameter. The piece is constructed with thick pine staves and 2 iron hoops. At some point in its life it was painted a great soldier blue over the original varnish. Color gives it appeal and size makes it great for any number of uses!

GOOD GIRL BUCKET
GOOD GIRL BUCKET

Child's Victorian era stenciled wooden bucket. 4 1/2" tall and 5 1/2" in diameter at the mouth. It is offered in original as found paint and condition including its wire bail handle. Although there is obvious wear to the paint, this 'GOOD GIRL' bucket is in sturdy condition with no other losses or damages.

SMALL MISSOURI BASKET
SMALL MISSOURI BASKET

This small buttocks basket dates to the earlier 20th century. It was meticulously made and remains in mint condition. Measuring 6" end to end, 5" wide, and 5" to the handle, this is the perfect size for a small peg rack or an addition to a basket tree. Attributed to a Hermann, Missouri maker, this basket will be a nice addition to any basket collection,

MAHOGANY PARCHEESI GAME
MAHOGANY PARCHEESI GAME

Art meets game! Wonderful early 20th century Parcheesi game board. Much like the appeal of an early Amish quilt, a monochromatic theme is laid out on a 22" square panel of mahogany wood creating a painting as much as a game. In its own way achieving design in a singular color is as complicated as doing so in multiple colors; each color or shade must work with the others to create the whole. Unlike any board we've had we're pleased to offer this in excellent original condition.

SMALL TREEN BOWL
SMALL TREEN BOWL

Small 19th century bowl from New York.  This sweet wooden bowl measures only 9 1/2" in diameter against the grain and a full 10" with the grain.  Deep for its size, it stands slightly over 3" to the lip.  The bowl was skillfully turned with a footed bottom surrounded with rings as well as two additional decorative rings below the lip.  This early piece of treen has a dry surface with remnants of the original whitewash.  It is offered in excellent original condition with no cracks or losses.

The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2018
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2018
CANDLE BOX
CANDLE BOX

Small 19th century candle box in original paint. 11"x 5"x 5". This delightful wall box was recently discovered in Connecticut where it likely originated. Canted sides with chamfered edges are finished with tombstone ends. This early box is made of mahogany and constructed with square nails throughout. The piece is in original dry putty paint and is offered in great original condition. This early New England candle box will be a great addition to any country interior.

LARGE RED BASKET
LARGE RED BASKET

Large splint basket in original paint. c.1900. This beautifully made basket measures 15” side to side and 17” end to end. The handle stands 15” high overall. Wide splint combined with a pleasing melon form gives this basket great presence. Adding to the overall appeal is its wonderfully worn surface. Painted only once and that a very long time ago, the original red paint has oxidized and softened to a color achieved only by time. This heavy basket is in great as found condition.

PATRIOTIC FIRKIN
PATRIOTIC FIRKIN

This firkin in old dry paint was just found in Iowa. A larger 19th century bucket was transformed into a piece with a patriotic feel by being painted red, white, and blue many years ago. Standfing 12 1/4" tall, the firkin is in original as found condition including an old age crack in the shaped handle as well as one in the bucket itself. Both are shown. This folky bucket is a great piece of colorful Americana and will bring a touch of the old red, white, and blue anywhere it sits.

RED HORSE WEATHERVANE
RED HORSE WEATHERVANE

Large horse weathervane in paint. Pictured on its iron stand, the vane measures 37” nose to tail and 24” to the top of the ears. This was recently discovered lying face down on a dirt floor in an Ohio barn. Handmade of sheet iron, the piece likely dates to the late 19th century. No doubt painted numerous times, it appears it has always been red. It is offered in original as found condition with old losses here and there, none of which take away from the presence of this vibrant red horse!

The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2016
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2016
COUNTRY CHESS SET
COUNTRY CHESS SET

Unusual homemade game board. c.1900. 14 1/2" square. There's little doubt this piece was made for playing chess. Measuring 2 1/2" deep, two sides feature a drawer for storing a complete set of wooden chess pieces found with the board. Furthermore the entire game rests on a near 1" thick wooden platform allowing the entire board to be turned for viewing at different angles while playing. It is offered in great original surface and condition.

The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2017
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2017
19th CENTURY DOLL CRADLE
19th CENTURY DOLL CRADLE

Color and condition! This piece has both! Just acquired from a great collection, we are pleased to bring this miniature cradle back to the market. This piece is in excellent condition and the best original dry blue paint. The cradle is made with rabbet joints and is constructed with square nails throughout. Dating to 19th century, the cradle measures just over 15" long. It is 7 1/2" tall and 10" wide across the rockers. It is the perfect size to sit anywhere from tabletop to cupboard.

3-Legged Stool
3-Legged Stool

Wonderful homemade stool found in the Mid Atlantic area of the east coast. This 19th century stool is ingeniously made using a natural section of tree root as a base. The root base is mortised into the shaped and chamfered seat making the piece quite sturdy. Adding to its appeal is old dry white paint over the original blue. Measuring 15" x 9" x 11" overall, this small bench is huge in character. The stool is offered in original as found condition.

RED BUCKET with LID
RED BUCKET with LID

This old wooden bucket has survived for well over 125 years. Found on our recent trip to the Berkshires of Massachusetts, this stave lidded firkin has achieved an amazing surface. Wear indicates great use, which only served to give the original paint the look so hard to find. The piece stands about 12" high overall and is 11" in diameter across the lid. Two iron bands remain intact. Two other appear to have been gone for many years. This 19th century bucket is both sturdy and tight.

18th CENTURY HANGING CUPBOARD
18th CENTURY HANGING CUPBOARD

Wonderful 18th century built-in cupboard. Found in upstate New York, this piece is well over 225 years old, yet remains in near pristine condition inside and out. It measures 20" wide, 14" deep, and 28" tall making it a great piece for smaller spaces. Besides a refined raised panel door, the piece is constructed of pit-sawed pine and handmade rosehead nails. It is in its original dry dove grey paint. The side unseen as well as the back have the same warm attic patina as the side shown.

LARGE PENNSYLVANIA BOWL
LARGE PENNSYLVANIA BOWL

Large turned bowl in great original nut brown surface. The bowl is wonderfully warped as any 19th century piece should be. It measures 18” in diameter with the grain and only 16 1/2” against giving it a great form. It is 5 1/2” deep overall. Adding to the appeal of this piece is a well developed lip. Measuring a full 1” wide across the chamfered edge, the lip protrudes creating a grip all around. The bowl is in very good overall condition with a few tight age cracks as seen in the pictures

LARGE TIN TANKARD
LARGE TIN TANKARD

Tin tankard. This larger tin vessel was handmade in the 19th century. The cup stands a full 7” tall and measures 5” in diameter. The top band the of the tankard is stamped ‘J ROBERGE POT’, which could be the name of the tinsmith who made it? This was recently purchased out of a collection and remains in the very best original surface and condition. Size and form combined with condition makes this a great piece of early American tinware.

MINIATURE PAINTED BUCKET
MINIATURE PAINTED BUCKET

Early 19th century staved bucket in old paint. This delightful piece is only 4" high to the lip and 6 1/2" in diameter. Found in western New York, it is in tight original condition including the carved handle and the wooden buttons securing it. The interior indicates the buckets original color. At some point many years ago the exterior was painted a sage grey while the bands with tapered fingers were painted black. This is a worthy addition to any collection of early American woodenware.

BEAN BAG GAME BOARD
BEAN BAG GAME BOARD

Visually appealing game board from the early 20th century. 22" square. The harlequin type design is created by 5 diamond shaped cutouts each with a different number indicating the score for tossing a bean bag into that particular hole. Black letters spelling "BEAN BAG" along with numbers painted on a dry chalk white background have turned charcoal grey over time. The game is in excellent original condition. Nails, cutouts, and text give this piece a pleasing overall symmetry.

SPLINT GATHERING BASKET
SPLINT GATHERING BASKET

Nice old gathering basket in original deep red paint. Found in the midwest, this likely dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. It is well made with an appealing double wrapped rim. It was a work basket and shows signs of use. There are minimal losses primarily limited to those shown in the bottom right image. The bottom also shows wear to the paint. The basket measures a full 18" end to end, 12" across, and 12" high overall to the top of the carved bentwood handle.