Accessories/Smalls

PORCELAIN PIGS

Ceramic hot water bottles were common in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These were used to warm your bed, feet and hands. Traveling in cold weather required foot warmers as trains, carriages and sleighs were unheated. As rail travel took off, foot warmers moved into trains. Known as "porcelain pigs",they were given to passengers to ease their journey. Children sat on "Cricket" benches using them to warm their fingers. They came in many shapes and sizes and were often used for advertising.

Offering a  ceramic "porcelain pig" which is 11" tall and circa late 1800"s. The "pig is plain, has the original plug and is without advertising. It has one flat side and flat bottom.  The color is crisp and clean. The bottom and top rims are strong with out cracks or chips. It is in excellent condition.

# RHG-1405

$30.00


PORCELAIN PIGS

Ceramic hot water bottles were common in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These were used to warm your bed, feet and hands. Traveling in cold weather required foot warmers as trains, carriages and sleighs were unheated. As rail travel took off, foot warmers moved into trains. Known as "porcelain pigs",they were given to passengers to ease their journey. Children sat on "Cricket" benches using them to warm their fingers. They came in many shapes and sizes and were often used for advertising.

Offering a  ceramic "porcelain pig" which is 10" tall and circa late 1800"s. The "pig is plain, has the original plug and is without advertising. It has one flat side and flat bottom.  The color is crisp and clean. The bottom and top rims are strong with out cracks or chips. It is in excellent condition.

# RHG-1409

$30.00


WOODEN MASHERS

All though,potatoes have long been considered a European staple, potatoes are a New World Food. Native to the Americas, potatoes were introduced to Europe around 1536 by Spanish explorers.  The Incas seemed to prefer mashed potatoes. Some say the original recipe originated in 1771 when a French man Antoine Parmentier held a competition for potato recipes. Other sources say the English invented the mashed potatoes with gravy in 1600. No matter where they originated, a kitchen utensil was needed for preparation.

Probably the first potato masher was a rock or stone followed by a hand shaped masher made of wood. With the machine age of 1800's,the wood masher evolved into a hand or machine-turned mallet. Workers made mashers from left over wood - so designs and size varied. It was an additional source of income for the workers. These mashers do their job so well that no one has made changes to their basic design. It has become the most common of kitchen utensils.

Offering a fine selection of potato mashers in various sizes, All are in excellent condition and can be used as decoration or kitchen utensil. Each sells for $20.00 @.

# DMD-1711

$20.00


16 TUBE TIN CANDLE MOLD

In the 18-19th centuries, candles or lamps that burned oil lighted the entire community. Candles were made from bayberry, beeswax, fats or oils derived from whales or animals. Many candles were hand dipped, but in 1700, a few well equipped homes had candle molds. The mold had from one to 72 tin tubes, each with a narrow end. A frame held the tubes upright. A string (wick) was threaded into each tube, and the melted tallow was poured into the mold to harden. The mold gave a uniformity to the candle while saving the time of hand dipping.


We are offering a 16 tube tin antique candle mold with wick holes on the bottom and a carry handle on the back with support bar. The mold stands on a raised pedestal. The gray tin has aged to a wonderful patina. All welds are sound with intact seams. The entire piece is whole -no dents or dings which is exceptional.


The dimensions are 10"T, 11"W, 3"D .  This piece shows honest, minor wear and is in excellent condition.

# 323-4726

$123.00


6 TUBE TIN CANDLE MOLD

In the 18-19th centuries, candles or lamps that burned oil lighted the entire community. Candles were made from bayberry, beeswax, fats or oils derived from whales or animals. Many candles were hand dipped, but in 1700, a few well equipped homes had candle molds. The mold had from one to 72 tin tubes, each with a narrow end. A frame held the tubes upright. A string (wick) was threaded into each tube, and the melted tallow was poured into the mold to harden. The mold gave a uniformity to the candle while saving the time of hand dipping.


We are offering a 6 tube tin antique candle mold with wick holes on the bottom and a carry handle on the back. The mold stands on a raised pedestal. The gray tin has aged to a wonderful patina. All welds are sound with intact seams. The entire piece is whole -no dents or dings which is exceptional.


The dimensions are 9.25"T, 5"W, 3.5"D .  This piece shows honest, minor wear and is in excellent condition.

# 323-4727

$123.00


MINATURE DRESSER

Tramp Art is a style of woodworking which emerges in America from 1870 to 1940. Its characteristics include chip carving into squares, triangles and rectangles,  the reclamation of cheap wood such as cigar boxes and shipping crates, use of simple tools as penknives and then layering  into three dimensional,boldly geometric pieces with glue or nails. One technique used in Tramp Art is Crown of Thorns joinery. It was most popular during the Great Depression. The name was given in 1959 by Frances Lichten in Pennsylvania Folk Life Magazine, to describe crafts constructed from waste materials.  Although this name conjures images of itinerants who bartered wares for food and shelter much of these pieces were made by people from all walks of life. 


Offering a mini dresser constructed by mixing traditional cabinet making with Tramp Art style. The overall style of the dresser is one on Empire.  The dresser has six drawers, each made of colorful wooden cigar boxes. There are brass pulls on each drawer. When drawers are removed the stamp on the original wood (Cigar Box) is exposed. It has a beveled dresser top mirror in the middle supported by an ornate frame.The dresser has a straight apron on front and sides. The frame of the dresser is made of sturdy hardwood while the back is also of cigar box wood.

This piece is in excellent condition showing minor honest wear - with tight joints and seams. The dimensions are : 20"H, 9.5"D 14.5"W.

# MCB 18244

$225.00


FOOTSTOOL


From the 17th - 19th centuries, the footstool was extremely valuable in American Homes where furniture was costly and took up precious space. Stools are divided into three groups based on their height. Lowest was the footstool -12" tall, used for child seating and adult feet. Medium was 12-20" tall - used for youth and adult seating. High stools were over 20" tall- used for tall desks or writing stands. Stools were made by chair-makers in many different styles. Small footstools were part of the better furnishings of the home. We see footstools in portraits and silhouettes of ladies and children.


Offering a lovely cherry footstool with a curved apron and end pieces that curve to half moon on both sides and bottom. The dimensions are 8.5"H, 8"D, 14"L. This stool is in excellent with minor honest wear.

# HLO1905

$85.00


GENERAL STORE COFFEE TIN BIN

Red Star Coffee was founded in 1925 in New York by the R.H.Macy Co. The store's emblem, a red star,was inspired by the tattoo Macy got on his arm during his whaling days- a visual nod to the star that guided him when he was at sea. The company was founded in 1945.

At one time, Venezuela ranked close to Columbia in coffee production. The most admired Venezuela coffee comes from the far western corner of the country that boarders Columbia. Coffees from this area are called Maracaibos after the port through which they are shipped. The best known Maracaibo coffees are Cucuta, Merida, Trujillo, and Tachira.

We are offering a antique general store coffee bin of  Red Star Choice Roasted Maracaibo Coffee. This Tin has advertising outside front and back. The brand is painted in gold letters with red trim. There is a red star in the logo. It is clean inside, with tight seams. The top lid and bottom drawer both have tin loop pulls. 

All labels have moderate paint loss, with clear & bright colors with easy reading of contents. There are two dents on the top border that do not effect the function or appearance of the piece.

The measurements are 21"H, 13"D,13"W.  This bin shows honest wear and is in excellent condition. It would make a great addition to any room.




# DGB

$120.00


QUEEN QUALITY SALTED NUT TIN



Queen Quality Salted Nuts product was produced by the Lancaster Salted Nut Co, Lancaster, Pa. The company was founded in 1948 and remains active today.

We are offering a vintage  tin of Queen Quality Nuts from Lancaster Nut Co. This Tin has advertising outside, is clean inside, tight seams, no dents . All labels have minor paint loss, clear & bright colors with easy reading of contents. 


The measurements are 5.25"H, 8.5"D.  This measure shows minor honest wear and is in excellent condition.

# MCB 19149

$115.00


TRAMP ART DRESSER

Tramp Art is a style of woodworking which emerges in America from 1870 to 1940. Its characteristics include chip carving into squares, triangles and rectangles,  the reclamation of cheap wood such as cigar boxes and shipping crates, use of simple tools as penknives and then layering  into three dimensional,boldly geometric pieces with glue or nails. One technique used in Tramp Art is Crown of Thorns joinery. It was most popular during the Great Depression. The name was given in 1959 by Frances Lichten in Pennsylvania Folk Life Magazine, to describe crafts constructed from waste materials.  Although this name conjures images of itinerants who bartered wares for food and shelter much of these pieces were made by people from all walks of life. 

Offering a mini dresser constructed in the Tramp Art style. The dresser has one drawer over two cupboard doors. When doors are open the stamp on the original wood (Cigar Box) is exposed. The top splash board is cut out in the middle and topped by a decorative arch. The drawer has a tiny brass pull and doors are equipped with wooden latches to hold doors shut. The dresser has a lovely curved apron on front and sides. Overall piece is decorated with black paint.

This piece is in excellent condition showing minor honest wear - with tight joints and seams. The dimensions are : 16"h, 6"d, 8.5"w.

# MCB 18328

$265.00


LIFT TOP BOX

Offering a painted lift top pine box with the original green paint. The top has a porcelain pull to open the box. The outside is painted while the inside is plain - no stain or paint. This box stands flat on a table with sides and joints all tight. It has many uses from kitchen-library-office.

It is in excellent condition with honest wear. The dimensions are 10" T, 11"D, 11.25"W.

# MCB 19103

$195.00


LARD PAIL

Lard is fat from pigs, in both rendered and unrendered forms. It is a semi-soft white fat derived from the fatty parts of the pig with high saturated fat content and no trans fat. Most cuisines use lard as cooking fat or shortening. It is particularly favored for the preparation of pastry. During the 19th Century, lard was used similarly to butter in North America and Europe. It remained popular until the early 20th Century. By late 20th Century it began to be considered less healthy than vegetable oils. But today, it has made a comeback due to its low trans fat and unique culinary values.

With the advent of tin/metal cans, lard was sold in pails that advertised the butcher. Cans were quite colorful, had lids and bale handles. Soon they became collectable with many different motifs.

We are offering a gold lard pail with bale handle. Pail is 5" tall and 5" diameter. The front lettering reads  "Pure Kettle Rendered Lard  H.B. Kerns  West Leesport, Pa. ". It is all metal, gold,gold label with black lettering, gold lid and a spotted pig on the front. It is in excellent condition, all seams are all tight with honest wear.

# JRG#29

$73.00


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