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Painted Firkin

Medium size pine firkin in excellent condition with the best original red painted surface. Tongue and grooved staves with four horizontal lap joint wooden bands secured by brass tacks. Bentwood swing handle attached with wood pegs. There is a narrow 1/8" crack in the lid due to shrinkage. Height - 9". Top Width - 9", Bottom Width - 9 1/2".

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Wall Box

Circa 1860 wall box made of pine with fine dovetailed construction. Nicely scalloped crest with original dark red painted surface. Ex - Terry Dwyer. Width - 14 inches, Depth - 3 3/4 inches. Height - 9 inches.

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Rifleman Carved Figure

Folky carved figure of a man with a dark green hat and large blue buttons on his white shirt. This fellow and his rifle have spent some time out in the elements as evidenced by the condition of the paint which has had some touch up along the way. Height - 16 inches.

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John Holloway Bird Tree

Rare cardinal tree made by John Holloway (1935-) of West Creek, NJ. John has been a noted and award winning decoy carver for over forty years. His bird trees are of a very limited output and made in the style of 19th century Pennsylvania carvers like Schtockschnitzer Simmons. There are five birds on a sassafrass branch mounted on a paint decorated plinth. This is the only cardinal tree John every made as it was a special request. Height - 18".

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Ellinger Theorem

Oil on velvet theorem by Ellinger (American 1913-2003). A lovely presentation with strawberries in a Canton bowl and a yellow bird and butterfly. Good crisp colors with original paint decorated frame and an undisturbed paper backing. Dimensions - 17 1/2" x 14" (sight).

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Mochaware Pepper Pot

English mochaware pepper pot with concentric blue and black slip decorated banding. English circa 1840. Height - 4 3/4".

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A. L. Jewell Running Horse Weathervane

Signed A. L. Jewell Waltham, Mass running horse weathervane with fantastic form and an original verdigris surface. Full body copper with a zinc head. The Jewell company existed from the early 1850's until 1867 so this piece dates to that period. This wonderful horse would be a great addition to any weathervane and/or Americana collection. Length - 28", Height 15 1/2".

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Prancing Horse Hooked Rug

Wonderful and very folky hooked rug with a central prancing horse and a geometric border. This wool on burlap rug is in excellent condition with only a minor, unnoticeable repair to a three inch section of the border. The color combinations are very appealing visually. Professionally mounted by Kathy Wilson. Dimensions - 44" x 27".

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PA Hooked Rug

Excellent wool on burlap PA hooked rug of a prancing horse with an apple tree, yellow bird, dog and sunflower. This folky rug with it's wonderful theme dates to the early twentieth century and is in fine condition for it's age. Professionally mounted by Kathy Wilson. Dimensions - 21" x 38".

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New Geneva PA Tanware Pitcher

Beautiful slip decorated New Geneva, PA tanware milk pitcher. There are no condition issues with this wonderful example other than two 1/4" minor rough areas on the left side of the rim. The brown slip decoration is wonderful with four fuscias, trailing vines and folky stripes on the handle. This is the only New Geneva tanware piece I have ever seen with four fuscias in the decoration. Circa 1890. Height - 8". Photo 436.

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Yellowware Child's Mug

Yellowware child's mug with brown mocha banding. Excellent condition with no chips or hairlines. Height - 4".

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Ellinger Theorem

Well executed Ellinger theorem with a bird on a branch holding a cherry in it's beak. The piece exhibits a number of PA German motifs to include stylized flowers, a heart and a tulip; all in crisp polychrome colors. In it's original paint decorated frame, this is a wonderful example of Ellinger's work. Size - 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" sight.

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Rural Landscape Oil Painting

Ashland, PA oil on artist board by D. F. Laudenstein (American, 1856-1927). Folky rural landscape depicting a yellow farmhouse and white barn surrounded by pastures and rolling hills with cows and fencing. Signed on the reverse "Painted by D.F. Laudenstein Ashland, PA July 6, 1900. 18" x 12" in original gold leaf frame.

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Sheldon Parsons NY Oil Painting

Wonderful small winter scene oil on board by Sheldon Parsons (1866-1943) of Rochester, NY. Parsons studied at the National Academy of Design with William Merritt Chase and Edgar Ward. Prior to moving West in 1913 to join the Taos & Santa Fe artist colony, Parsons was a very successful portrait painter in New York City. He also was known for his landscape paintings of rural West Chester County. This is an excellent example of his impressionistic style. Signed S. Parsons in the lower right hand corner. Untouched original condition. 9 1/2" x 5 1/2" (sight).

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Pennsylvania Dry Sink

Circa 1860 Pennsylvania pine dry sink with old red painted surface. The piece exhibits nice proportion with two drawers over two doors and a dovetailed well. The case is square nail construction. Width - 43 1/2", Height - 38 1/2", Depth - 21"

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