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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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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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Blue Wing Teal


This decoy has a brown head extending to the tail. It has yellow glass eyes with a brown bill. There is a crescent shaped white feather line in front of each eye. The breast is light brown with dots of dark brown feather markings which continues to the underside. The back is brown with off white/blue wing feathers on either side. This decoy is #265 made by Hayes Dewey Co, Jefferson City, MO,circa 1920, and stamped on the bottom. It has plain carving, no head detail, simple paint patterns, generally solid wood. It is solid, in excellent condition with minor wear and paint loss. The dimensions are 13"L,6"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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CHAIR - HIGHBACK WINDSOR

Offering an English High Back Broad Windsor Chair.  It has a bowed top rail, continuous arm on a pierced, splat back. It has a comfortable, molded seat mounted to handsome crinoline stretcher base. The chair is supported by four turned legs.

This chair retains the original stain and show honest wear creating a nice accent look. Measurements are  42" H x 23"W x 25"D .

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ONE & ONE-HALF GALLON PRESERVE CROCK

AMERICAN - 20th CENTURY

American Stoneware is the predominant houseware of the era. Crocks,jugs and preserve jars were kitchen essentials throughout the 18th - 20th Centuries. By 1820,stoneware was being produced in every American center. Today these pieces are prized for their simple beauty.

Offering a one and one and half gallon, salt glaze preserve jar marked by potters, J.Norton & Co  Bennington, Vt. They produced stoneware under this mare from 1850 to 1859. This jar was decorated using cobalt oxide to produce the bright blue,stylized decoration on the front of the jar. The jar is balanced by two "ears" or handles on either side. It has minor rim and handle chipping ,staining and kiln marks. The colors are crisp and clean,the bottom strong with out cracks. It is in excellent condition.

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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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DIAMONDS 'N DIAMONDS QUILT

We are offering a blue & white quilt, circa 1900's, 65 x 78. This pattern is a unique contrast of red, blue and white in  alternating triangles. The main background is white with tiny red dots. The blue triangles have tiny white dots and the white triangles have larger red dots. One triangle at the bottom row is white with blue lines. The quilt is backed with white cotton with larger red dots. All works smoothly with subtle color patterns.

 There is a tiny worn spot and stain on the quilt which is shown in the pictures. But overall,this quilt is in excellent condition with honest wear,crisp colors, and tight stitches.

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