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GREEN and BITTERSWEET PANTRY BOX
GREEN and BITTERSWEET PANTRY BOX

(Sold) Original two color 19th century pantry box found in the mid Atlantic area. This larger box measuring 10 1/2" in diameter and a full 5 1/2" deep features a rich green lid atop a deep bittersweet bottom. It appears both these colors are the original colors, which gives this pantry box a personality all its own. The box is sturdy with no issues. It will be a colorful addition to any collection of painted pantry boxes. Was $395. Country Closeout price $195 plus delivery.

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SMALL TURNED BOWL
SMALL TURNED BOWL

(Sold) 9" turned bowl in original red paint. This well turned bowl features a lip and pronounced foot. It appears to be turned from chestnut? Appropriately out of round, the piece measures 9" in diameter with the grain and only 8 1/2" across. It stands just over 2" to the chamfered lip. It is offered in terrific original condition. A single tight age crack has developed over the years. It is along the rim and so tight it cannot be seen in the pictures.

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BOARD SOLD
BOARD SOLD

(Sold) This 19th pine board has all the characteristics of a breadboard right down to its breadboard ends. It is square nailed and is finished with one chamfered side and one rounded side. The piece measures 15 1/2" by 16" square. Whether it was originally used as a breadboard or had a different purpose, this early country piece now serves as a wonderful accent to any object placed on it. Even if it's just fresh strawberries!

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BREADBOARD CHECKERBOARD
BREADBOARD CHECKERBOARD

(Sold) Make-do homemade checkerboard likely dating to the late 19th century. This colorful game board has 5 different colors in its border and 6 total; a most uncommon number of colors for any checkerboard. It was painted on a thin well used 19th century breadboard complete with breadboard ends and early cut nails. This single board measures 17 1/2" wide by 24" tall overall. It is offered in as found and original paint and condition. We like this piece so much we've owned it twice!

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OYSTER WHITE PANTRY BOX
OYSTER WHITE PANTRY BOX

(Sold) Simple color. Hard to find! Heavy 19th century pantry box in original dry oyster white paint. 8 1/2" by 3 3/4". Recently found on a trip east, this sturdy box is made of thick pine and maple. It has achieved a desirable dry surface to its original paint. In excellent condition, the box shows wear and discoloration appropriate to an earlier piece. The inside is crisp and clean. This quietly pretty pantry box will make a great addition to any collection of painted country wares.

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PIG CUTTING BOARD
PIG CUTTING BOARD

Prize winning pig! Great old cutting board made from a thick piece of hardwood lumber. Measuring 15 1/2" from snout to tail and 8 1/2" from back to foot, this vintage piece shows plenty of wear as well as a scorch or two. Setting this pig apart from the litter is the original. mustard paint on the near 1" thick sides. A detailed silhouette gives this swine its fine overall appeal.

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ROADSIDE TOURIST SIGN
ROADSIDE TOURIST SIGN

Dating back to the earlier 20th century, this homemade double sided sign advertises 'ROOMS' with a flourish! The message is hand painted on heavy sheet iron. Two holes in the top suggest it likely hung from a post allowing travelers to see it coming or going! The sign was found in southern Maine and is offered in original as found condition. Was $145. Country Closeout price $95 plus delivery.

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MORTAR and PESTLE
MORTAR and PESTLE

(Sold) Mortar and pestle from New England. This beautiful piece of Americana in original blue paint is offered in the best original surface and condition. There are no cracks or losses to the mortar and the pestle is guaranteed to be original to the piece. The mortar stands 7 3/4" to the lip. The pestle measures 10" long. With the pestle in place the overall height is 14". This will be a great addition to any collection of early painted woodenware.

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TOURIST BASKET
TOURIST BASKET

Nice turn of the century tourist basket from western New York state. Woven by various Native American peoples highly skilled in the art of weaving, such baskets were made for selling along the roadside. This basket features a carved handle and splint in green and salmon. The basket measures 15" by 9 1/2" by 10" overall. Was $245. Country Closeout price $145 plus delivery.

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CLOCK FACE
CLOCK FACE

Dating to the late 18th or early 19th century, this American clock face was found in Massachusetts. It measures 20” tall and 14” wide. The face was beautifully decorated by hand. The still life in the arch is no doubt the focal point. Painted on heavy sheet iron, the surface has achieved a fine craquelure throughout. No doubt separated long ago from its original case, the face stands alone as a wonderful piece of early American folk art. Was $595. Country Closeout price $395.

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BARN RED HORSE WEATHERVANE
BARN RED HORSE WEATHERVANE

Large horse weathervane in old paint. As pictured the vane measures 37” nose to tail and 24” to the top of the ears. This is a recent discovery found lying on a dirt floor in an Ohio barn. Handmade of sheet iron, the weathervane likely dates to the late 19th century. No doubt painted numerous times, it appears it has always been barn red. The piece has sustained losses over the years none of which take away from the presence of this oversized folky weathervane.

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BITTERSWEET PANTRY BOX
BITTERSWEET PANTRY BOX

(Sold) Nice 19th century pantry box in original bittersweet paint. This smaller box measures 6 3/8" in diameter and 2 1/2" tall. Wide tapered fingers distinguish this piece from the average pantry box. Offered in original as found condition, there is a small sliver missing in the top finger as well as a minor age crack in the bottom finger. This early box was recently purchased from a New England collection and is fresh to the market.

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MORTAR and PESTLE
MORTAR and PESTLE

(Sold) Early mortar and pestle in original red paint. Apart from 2 older worn chips at the base, this heavy piece is offered in original as found condition with no age cracks. The mortar stands 7 3/8" tall and is 5 7/8" in diameter at the mouth. While the original pestle measures 10" in length. This is a wonderful example of 19th century woodenware and will be a colorful addition to any country interior.

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SCOOP and MEASURE
SCOOP and MEASURE

2 for 1! A heavy early measure found in Pennsylvania is paired with a colorful homemade scoop from Arkansas creating a great country duo. The iron measure stands 6" tall and 7 1/2" in diameter. It features a heavy handle with a thumb hold. The accompanying homemade tin scoop measures 11" long with the opening measuring 4" in diameter. Like a horse and carriage, these 2 country pieces were made for each other! Was $395. Country Closeout price $225(pr) plus delivery.

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DOVETAILED CANDLE BOX
DOVETAILED CANDLE BOX

19th century candle box found in Pennsylvania. Referred to as candle boxes, such boxes stored many things. Penciled inside the lid on this piece is '18 knives, 60 forks, and numbers 9 and 44? This perhaps held cutlery? The box measures 14" by 6 " by 5 3/4" overall. It features a nicely carved lid and a dovetailed case. The original red paint has achieved a great surface. It remains in original condition. Was $275. Country Closeout price $145 delivered.

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EARLY COUNTRY GAME BOARD
EARLY COUNTRY GAME BOARD

(Sold) Although game boards have been around for centuries, their homemade country 'cousins' seem to have had their start in the U.S. in the early Victorian period. By the Civil War such game boards were found in the humblest of circumstances. Such is this simple checkerboard measuring 12" square. It easily dates to the 3rd quarter of the 19th century. The board has somewhat 'cupped' over the years, but it remains in wonderful condition with original dry black and salmon paint.

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EARLY WOOD LANTERN
EARLY WOOD LANTERN

Over the years we have never owned a barn lantern...then the ONE came along! Found in western NY, this early piece of lighting is constructed of pine with wood pegs and snipe hinges. 10" by 7" overall. The glass remains intact although there are cracks in 2 sides. Adding to the lantern's appeal is its original red and green paint as well as the original tin lamp inside. Additional charm comes from 2 leather repairs to the top. This early lantern is a real survivor with personality plus!

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BAIL HANDLE PANTRY BOX
BAIL HANDLE PANTRY BOX

(Sold) Honest bail handle pantry box in as found condition and original black and salmon paint. 11 1/4" by 6 1/2". This Pennsylvania discovery easily dates to the 19th century. The effects of time has caused some discoloration and some slight separation as shown. The box has great paint and an appealing dry surface. The character of this box is undeniable. It will no doubt bring warmth and a sense of country wherever it's displayed.

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PENNSYLVANIA CUTLERY BOX
PENNSYLVANIA CUTLERY BOX

19th century Pennsylvania box. This smaller walnut box measures 13" by 8" square and stands 6" to the handle. The box is well made with dovetailed corners and is square nailed throughout. It features dramatically canted sides and a high handle with an elongated heart cutout. The piece remains in excellent condition with an appealing original dry surface. Was $250. Country Closeout price $150.

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WAYSIDE FRUIT SIGN
WAYSIDE FRUIT SIGN

Vintage wooden sign from western New York. This roadside homemade sign is painted on a single thick board. The sign measures 24" by 17" overall. It easily dates to the early 20th century. Adding to the sign's graphic appeal is the hand with a finger pointing the way. Was $595. Country Closeout price $325 plus delivery.

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BLUE and BLACK FIRKIN
BLUE and BLACK FIRKIN

(Sold) This recently discovered firkin stands somewhere between country and art. The 19th staved bucket is country all the way. However, the original blue and black paint combined with dry attic surface serve to create a work of art. Although the lid is long gone, the bucket itself is in solid condition. It is a larger piece standing 11" tall. This appealing early firkin is a statement on its own and will look great wherever it sits. Was $295. Country Closeout price $145 plus delivery.

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SMALL MIRROR in WHITE PAINT
SMALL MIRROR in WHITE PAINT

Sweet small mirror dating to the late 19th century. This was recently bought from a Connecticut estate. It is offered in original as found condition. An early gilt frame was repainted a dry white many years ago giving it a most appealing country look. Measuring a mere 4 5/8" by 3 7/8", what may be the original mirror only adds to its appeal by showing its age. Diminutive size and appealing color makes this mirror a little gem!

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LARGE PAINTED FIRKIN
LARGE PAINTED FIRKIN

Extra large 19th century firkin in original windsor green paint. Standing a full 13 3/4" tall, this sturdy bucket measures 14" in diameter across the lid and 15" at the base. This is the perfect size for the base of a stack or a wonderful piece on its own. The firkin was found in a midwestern collection and remains in the best original condition. It is constructed with copper nails throughout. The lid was mended at some time to keep it solid.

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SCHOOLBOY SILHOUETTE
SCHOOLBOY SILHOUETTE

Delightful homemade wooden schoolboy cutout. This double sided figure was found in the midwest and easily dates to the early 20th century. It stands 18 1/2" tall as shown. Original in every way, the figure has a wonderful surface. Details include his newsboy cap and a slate tucked under the arm. This small piece of folk art is large in charm!

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FOLDING NEW YORK GAME BOARD
FOLDING NEW YORK GAME BOARD

(Sold) Classic folding chess / backgammon game board. Late 19th century. Found in New York state, the board measures 14 1/2" by 17" when opened. It is constructed with small 't' head nails. Likely made in a shop, such games were made to fold allowing the chess men and checkers to be stored inside when not in play. The piece shows expected wear for its age. The board is in original paint and condition down to its hook and eye closure. Was $595. Country Closeout price $395 plus delivery.

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EARLY CHURN in BLUE PAINT
EARLY CHURN in BLUE PAINT

(Sold) 19th century churn in wonderful and original blue paint. This piece was purchased out of a New England collection. It is offered in terrific as found condition. The metal bands have slipped over the years while the bottom band is a heavier old replacement. The churn itself stands over 20" tall. The original dasher stands another 25" above the original white lid. This piece speaks for itself! It will be a great addition to any country interior!

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SWORDFISH WEATHERVANE
SWORDFISH WEATHERVANE

Swordfish weathervane found on a structure along the Connecticut coastline. This great handmade weathervane likely dates to the 19th century. Wear to the wood shows extensive exposure to the elements. The old repair done with tar was accomplished much the way a seamen would patch a boat. The weathervane is 41 1/2” long and 12”high as displayed. The body was reinforced with iron straps top and bottom while the delicate sword was sheathed in copper for protection.

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MINIATURE AMISH CHEST
MINIATURE AMISH CHEST

Wonderful miniature flour chest made by an Amish craftsman in Indiana. This 19th century piece is made from poplar with square nails throughout. It is a true miniature measuring 12 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 7 3/4" overall. It is original in every way including the ochre and bittersweet paint and casters. The interior is divided and contains the original miniature breadboard. The note inside refers to this piece as a 'flower chest comb box'. Was $395. Country Closeout price $195 plus delivery.

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EARLY MAINE BASKET
EARLY MAINE BASKET

Great 19th century splint basket found in Maine. This is a chunky little basket with a beautifully constructed handle attached with wood pegs. One such peg is visible just under the rim in the bottom right image. Measuring 12" by 7" by 11" overall, the basket is offered in sturdy as found condition. Adding to the overall appeal of this old country basket are small string repairs found on the handle and rim. These hand done repairs saved the basket while giving it charm at the same time.

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OCHRE AND SALMON GAME BOARD
OCHRE AND SALMON GAME BOARD

This simple country checkerboard gets its appeal from an unusual color combination. An ochre background is embellished with salmon squares, which are all outlined in dove grey. Close examination shows the surface to have a fine craquelure. The result is a subtle yet sophisticated game board. It measures near 15 3/4” square including the attached molding. This game board was found in Pennsylvania and easily dates to the mid 19th century.

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