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REGENCY TEA CADDY

Tea was introduced to England by Queen Catherine wife of Charles II in 1662. Tea was and remained extremely expensive for the next 100 years. Wooden Tea Caddies were made early in the 19th Century  and introduced as a home style accessory in the second half on the 18th Century. The word caddy derives from the Malay "kati",a measure of weight about 3/5 of a kilo. The first caddies were in box form, shaped like small chests, and contained two - three metal canisters. They were mostly mahogany but some were walnut. These caddies were designed to house loose tea and locked to keep it safe.

They were of two types: the austere or rococo. Both styles have handles on top and mounted escutcheons. They differ in the more elaborate being the rococo. The austere had bracket feet or a plinth support base. The lids are stepped, the step often concave. The edges are molded and sides mostly straight. 

Offering a Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy, early 19th Century. This is a austere triple caddy with two lidded rectangular canisters flanking a space in the center for a glass bowl.  The side canisters were for storing loose tea and the glass bowl  was either to mix different teas or for sugar. A Regency Caddy dates 1811-1820 when GeorgeIV of England became Regent. The lines are straight and clean with straight molding. It stands on bun feet and has button handles on either side. The center portion can be removed revealing a "secret space" for silver spoons. It has a keyhole and lock but no key. 

It is in excellent condition with honest wear. The dimensions are : 7.5"T, 14"w, 8"D.

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RAG RUG HANDWOVEN

Rag rugs have always been the specialty of women living in the country or on the frontier. Rag rug methods were brought to America by immigrants and were made from worn clothing or other textiles. From 1890-1910, this Folk Art experienced a period of "popularity" due to the "Arts and Crafts" movement. Materials were plentiful with the growth of the American Textile Industry. 

This handwoven rug with handwoven binding and handknotted fringe is made from re-cycled and re-purposed textiles. It is made of cotton/poly and measures 26.5 x 35"(plus fringe). The fabric and colors have been chosen by the Artist to ensure beauty and quality adhering to the guidelines of traditional rug weaving. Made in Pennsylvania, it will provide your home with a useful and wonderful ambiance experienced by early Americans.

Machine Wash-Gentle cool - Line/Flat dry

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MALLARD PAIR


This pair of Mallards have yellow glass eyes  with brown/black feather lines, yellow bills painted at top with two points  at end. The drake has a green head with a black stripe down the middle. The breast is red with a ring of red plumed feather lines . It has a white ring around the neck. The back is grey and underside is grey with off white & green wing feathers on either side. The back is grey with black feather lines. The tail is black with gold feather lines. The dimensions are 16"L 6"H .

The hen has a light brown head with a brown stripe down the middle. The breast is light brown dotted feathers extending down the breast.  The back is brown and underside is light brown with off white & green wing feathers on either side. The back is brown with gold feather lines extending to the tail.  The dimensions are 16"L 6"H .

Both ducks are Mason Standard Grade = plain carving, no head detail, simple paint patterns, solid wood. They are solid, in good condition with minor wear and minor paint loss. 

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WOOD DUCK



This decoy has a black head, extending to lower black and tail with white and gold  feather lines. There is a white feather swirl on either side of the jaw extending to the front neck. It has yellow glass eyes and a brown/ red painted bill. The breast is red with white feather dots ending in a feather swirl around the sides. The underside is a light brown.This is a Mason Standard Grade=plain carving,no head detail, yellow glass eyes, simple paint patterns,  solid wood. It is in excellent condition with minor wear and minor paint loss. The dimensions are 13 1/2" L 7"H.

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YELLOWWARE BOWL

Yellowware is a type of earthenware named after its yellow clay used for its production. Production began in America from 1828 - 1930. It was produced mainly in New England, Ohio, Pa., and New Jersey. Its color ranges from butter yellow to deep mustard and was popular due to its low cost and durability. For these reasons,it was used for baking,mixing and storage. It often has color slips or sponge color added to it. Most pieces are unmarked. Bowls were produced in nested sets of 6-8 ranging from 3" - 17" in Diameter.

Offering a yellowware bowl with white color bands . This bowl measures 9.50" in Diameter.  It is in excellent condition with honest wear..

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YELLOWWARE MIXING BOWL

Yellowware is a type of earthenware named after its yellow clay used for its production. Production began in America from 1828 - 1930. It was produced mainly in New England, Ohio, Pa., and New Jersey. Its color ranges from butter yellow to deep mustard and was popular due to its low cost and durability. For these reasons,it was used for baking,mixing and storage. It often has color slips or sponge color added to it. Most pieces are unmarked. Bowls were produced in nested sets of 6-8 ranging from 3" - 17" in Diameter.

Offering a yellowware bowl with white color bands and incised pattern. This bowl measures 9.75" in Diameter. It is marked on the bottom " Oven Ware USA" It is in excellent condition.

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PIE SAFE

Pie Safe was a normal household item before iceboxes came into regular use and was an important part of the American household starting in the 1700's through the 1800's. The pie safe was meant to store pies, meat, bread and other perishables from insects and vermin. The pie safe was kept far from the wood stove as possible. It was even put on the back porch to catch the cool air.

A common pie safe is made of local wood - pine shelves - more expensive wood for the outside frame. It is about the size of a large bureau. Shelves are perforated and 18" deep. Safes have two hinged,front doors ventilated with pierced tins plates or screens. The sides are also ventilated with tin plate or screens. The holes in the tin plate are punched to produce an image such as an eagle, star, stylized tulip or geometric design.

Safes are freestanding , made with long legs to keep them away from the floor. Some are wall mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Most have a drawer usually above the storage area, but some times below.

We are offering a 12 Tin pie safe with two storage areas divided by two drawers with wooden pulls. Top storage area has tin plates punched with a geometric design of triangle with circles. All tins are tight and in excellent condition. Storage areas close with iron and porcelain latches.  The frame of the safe is topped with a simple cornice of crown molding, the sides are straight extending down to a straight apron ans straight legs. The simplicity of the design brings forth the beauty of the tins. It is in excellent condition - an wonderful addition with lots of storage.

The measurements are: 73.5"H, 38.5"w, 16.5"D

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NATURAL SLAB BENCH

Offering a "Natural Slab" bench, made completely by hand. The cherry top shows the natural grain of the wood, the legs are birch with natural bark.  The dimensions are 19"L" x 14"W,14"H and the top is oiled for a natural finish.

This bench would make a lovely addition for patio,sun room or garden. Looks great as a "stand alone" bench or grouped together to support plants etc. It is sturdy and practical for long use.

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SAWTOOTH QUILT - RED & GREEN

We are offering a "Striped Sawtooth" quilt made in Lancaster County, circa 1900. This unusual quilt design is dominated by alternating pierced strips of red and green printed cottons surrounded by an inner sawtooth border of green printed cotton. It is backed with blue and white striped fabric and bordered with indigo check fabric.  

 This quilt measures 82 x 82. 
 The colors are bright and crisp- the stitches are tight. It is in excellent condition and would brighten any room.

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GIRL DOLL

Offering a "My Sweetheart" Bisque German doll made by B&J Co and B. Illfelder Co. This doll stands 25"tall with a jointed socket head, jointed limbs (hips,shoulder,knee and wrists), jointed molded composition body. She has a human hair wig, blue glass inset (open/shut) eyes , open mouth with fine teeth and a lovely expression. She is dressed in a white cotton and lace dress with a broad collar and dropped waist. She has a white lace trimmed slip and white bloomers,white stockings and shoes tied with ribbon. She is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

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Blue Bill Hen

Mason Challenge Grade,Detroit MI,circa 1910

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Broadbill Drake

Mason Premier Grade

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