Another fad from England which continues until today. Everyone knows the English infatuation with tea in the 17th and 18th centuries produced every imaginable tea accessory. These accessories included finely made rare wood objects such as tea caddies, tea tables, tea poi, tea carts, etc. all growing very ornate and expensive by use of rare… View more
One of the most sought after southern antiques is the sugar chest. Sugar chests were used in the interior southern states mostly in the early 19th century. They were used to store a family’s supply of sugar cones since the lack of transportation in the area made sugar expensive and not easily obtained. Lesser known… View more
Our latest find is a “meat mixing bowl” said its former owners. It is a huge hollowed out tree, 5 feet long, 2 feet wide and a foot deep. It is very very old and handmade. The gouge and chisel marks are evidence of the skill of the craftsman who made this huge “bowl”. Because… View more
A few pictures of our booth at the mall. You cannot see all the individual items especially in the showcases, but there is a large assortment of good and unusual stuff. Stop in and look. I am sure you will enjoy them.
PROVENANCE Provenance is usually understood to be the total history of an antique, from the maker through the succession of owners, buyers, and sellers to the present day. A good provenance will also have proof such as original letters, photos, or like records which support the provenance. In some cases the provenance more than… View more
Our latest exciting find is this Thomas and Hoadley tall clock. Two clockmakers who worked for Eli Terry until 1810, formed a new partnership to make tall clocks with Eli Terry style 30 hour wooden works. These two partners, Seth Thomas and Silas Hoadley only worked together for two years from 1810 to 1812…. View more
Almost every homestead farm in the early 1800’s had or made the tools needed to feed and clothe the family. One of these tools was the hatchel, also called a hackle or a heckle depending upon the local language. The hatchel is a dangerous looking tool used in the processing of flax into cloth. It… View more