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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 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.

A Gathering on the Prairie March 2020
A Gathering on the Prairie March 2020
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.

BLUE FIRKIN
BLUE FIRKIN

Nineteenth century firkin in original blue paint. This nice old firkin is in great sturdy condition. Standing 10" tall as well as 10" wide at the base, it measures 9 1/4" across the lid. The bucket was made using copper brad nails with a single copper staple at the tip of each tapered finger. This firkin must have always been a 'house' piece given its crisp clean overall condition.

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.

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.

GENTLEMAN PADDLE ARM WHIRLIGIG
GENTLEMAN PADDLE ARM WHIRLIGIG

Hand carved paddle arm whirligig from Illinois. Measuring 16" by 14" overall, this colorful 3-dimensional figure is offered in excellent original surface and condition. No doubt a 'man of means', he is all dressed up in top hat and cutaway coat. Vivid red trousers bring a dash of color to this dapper gent's attire. This is a great piece of early 20th century folk art that adds a bit of country 'sophistication' everywhere he goes.

The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2019
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2019
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.

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

PLAY BY POST COUNTRY GAME BOARD
PLAY BY POST COUNTRY GAME BOARD

Double-sided country game board from New York or New England, A game of checkers in bittersweet, orange, and black is painted on a single pine board measuring 15" square. A 1 1/2" wide pine frame was applied to the backside of this game and and a 2nd game was added. This side was made for 'play by post' with the addition of small paper numbers decoupaged onto each black square. Dating to the late 19th century, this delightful board has 2 great games worthy of the best country collection.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

MINIATURE BUCKET with LID
MINIATURE BUCKET with LID

Early small bail handle bucket with lid. 3 3/4" tall and 4 3/4" across the lid. NOTE this piece is offered as found, which includes a break in the wire handle as pictured. It is in otherwise great condition and displays beautifully. No doubt adding to its appeal is the original dry white paint. This is a sweet smaller piece of country woodenware. It will be a nice addition to any collection of painted smalls.

The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2016
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2016
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.

The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2017
The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2017
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.

PARKING SIGN
PARKING SIGN

Great Mid Century sign advertising 'PARKING'. 22" by 14". The quality of this piece indicates it was done by a professional sign painter. It must have been made expressly for use indoors as the sign is actually painted on heavy paper laminated to a thin plywood back. The condition is near perfect with only some minor fading. But the sign is really all about the pointing finger! It is by far one of the best such hands we have seen on any sign. Period.

MISSOURI BARBER POLE
MISSOURI BARBER POLE

Divine neglect. This great old barber pole still exists today as a result of someone not pitching it into the burn pile over 100 years ago. Found in Hermann, Missouri, the pole likely came from Hermann or one of the surrounding German communities. Removed long ago from its original base, this 19th century piece remains complete with the original paint worn to a red, white, and blue perfection. The barber pole stands 45" tall as shown on an applied wooden base.

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.

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.

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.

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.

APPLE GREEN FIRKIN
APPLE GREEN FIRKIN

Wooden bucket in original apple green paint. This colorful old firkin dating to the late 19th century is offered in sturdy original condition. It stands 10" tall and measures 9 3/4" across the lid. Typical stave construction, the piece is finished with two iron bands and a wire bail handle. Firkins such as this were often used for food storage and were a staple in most country kitchens and pantries.