Art Antiques Michigan
I have been an avid collector of country, primitive antiques for about 50 years. During those years I have collected, sold, collected, sold---you know how that goes. I was a single owner antique shop for many years. With the onset of the internet my selling venue has changed. I now have a website www.artantiquesmichigan.com. Some of you may know me from there. I hope to bring to my Dig site the same quality country, primitive antiques as I offer on my website, at reasonable prices. I will update my Dig site every month between the 15th. and 17th. of each month. You will find fresh to market items at that time. My preferred method of payment is by check. Made payable to Joanne Getz. I offer a lay a way plan to help you with your purchases. Michigan residents add 6% Sales Tax. I do hope you will stop by often. I can be reached nearly anytime at email@example.com or call me 9894281009.
19TH CENTURY TWO TONE PAINTED BUTTOCKS BASKET-This listing is for an American 19th century two tone painted buttocks basket. It has wonderful form and great color. The surface is two tone having old dry mustard paint on the body, worn green on the handle and godseyes with visible wear from long time use. The basket has a wooden handle that wraps around the bottom for stability. The size of the buttocks basket is 12” long, 5” tall to the top of rim and 9” tall to the top of the handle. The basket is in very good condition with a few minor breaks and a small area of red paint or nail polish.
FABRIC/PAINTED FRUIT – These are two groups of hand-made fabric pears. The collection of pears on top is red. The collection of pears on bottom is yellow. All have wooden stems, are carefully painted, and look real. The pears measure approximately 2 ½”-3 1/4” tall.
Price: yellow pears $79.00 free shipping, red pears SOLD
FABRIC/PAINTED VEGETABLES – These are two groups of hand-made fabric potatoes. The collection of sweet potatoes first photo is orangish brown. The collection of baking potatoes second photo are brown. All are carefully painted and look real. The potatoes measure approximately 3½”-5 1/2” long.
Price: Sweet Potatoes $79.00 free shipping, Baking Potatoes SOLD
TWO 19th CENTURY YELLOWARE MINIATURE CHAMBER POTS OR CHILD’S THUNDER MUGS– This listing features two yelloware miniature chamber pots commonly referred to as child’s thunder mugs. These pieces were often given as souvenirs. Having yelloware bodies, the thunder mugs have wonderful form with footed bases, bulbous bodies, flared rims, and applied handles. The thunder mug on the left is decorated with an usual amount of four slip bands, two blue and two white measuring 2 ¼” tall and 3” wide. The thunder mug on the right is decorated with a wide white brushed band accented on the top and bottom with two brown slip bands measuring 2 1/8” tall and 2 ¾” wide. Circa 1880-1900, the chamber pots are in excellent condition with the one on the left having a small rim chip.
19th CENTURY STONEWARE SPONGEWARE MASTER SALT – This is an uncommon spongeware master salt. The master salt has a beautiful form. Dated to the early mid 19th century, the master salt is made of stoneware and is decorated with bold blue spongeware. This accents the foot of the pedestal base, bowed body, and canted rim. The master salt measures 2 1/8” tall and 3” wide. This piece of stoneware is in excellent condition with a flea bite on the rim.
A very nice slide lid candle box. Typical painted surface as found in New England in the mid 19th. century. red painted box decorated with black lines. This candle box has one side that appears to be made from of crate wood, you can see an impressed set of letters. Nice slide lid box that measures 11 1/4 x 7 x 5 7/8 inches. The paint is vibrant.
Price: $195.00 + shipping
You don’t see too many of these in such a nice simple country design. Simple form with original painted surface this small dresser box makes a pleasing statement. This little box has a lot going for it, small size, dovetail and square nail construction, original mirror all setting up on four small feet. The dresser box is made of Pine with Black Walnut back and base moulding. Excellent condition. Most likely mid 19th. century. It measures 9 1/2 inches wide 6 inches deep and 8 1/2 inches tall. The small feet are mortised into the bottom of the box.
A FANTASTIC EARLY 19TH CENTURY PORTLAND, MAINE DOME TOPPED DOCUMENT BOX IN THE BEST GRUNGY AND ORIGINAL OXIDIZED DARK RED PAINT. IT STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER INTERIOR. Wonderful lapped end construction and all square nails. The PAINT AND SURFACE is Great. Original barn red paint that has oxidized and crackled just the way you hope for. This box is "Untouched". The wood is native white pine. It still retains its original wire snipe hinges and iron lock. The original catch is gone but it still retains its original fancy BRASS escutcheon in front. The INTERIOR still retains its original newspaper lining. The paper is "THE EASTERN ARGOS" Portland, Maine, December 30, 1817. This newspaper has great articles; one being a Marshall's sale and the other a great article on "SEA MONSTERS" in the area of Maine. All original square nail construction, no splits or breaks in the bentwood top. This great little document box is 11 1/2" wide, 6" deep and 4 3/4" tall. It exhibits only the typical wear and tear you would see from 200 years of use as I have shown in the photos. A truly great find especially in such fine condition and surface, usually these are in poor shape and have bee
This is a great, functional broom holder. I use it to display my shaved brooms but it could also just be used to hold a modern utilitarian broom. Most likely early part of the 20th. century. Original blue painted surface. It measures 10 x 5 x 4 1/2 inches. Excellent condition.
Sometimes you find singles but you don’t often find pairs of pillow cases. This charming pair of pillowcases hails from Lancaster County, Pa. Most likely Amish made in the early 20th or late 19th. century. They are wonderful in that the color is excellent and there is no damage, hand stitched. Simple patches with a ruffled edge give them a great country look. The pillow cases measures 28 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. Some of the photos picked up a pink hue, that is the light not the cases. The background of the pillowcases is white.
Price: $145.00 + shipping
Quite an unusual piece, interesting form. A Southern Pine clothes hanger. Most likely hales from Virginia or North Carolina. The hanger itself is quite a substantial piece of Southern Pine having a most interesting iron hanging hook and additional hook for a belt or trousers, etc. Would look awesome hanging from a peg rack. The hanger measures 13 1/2 inches across and about 7 inches from hook to hook and very thick, over an inch.
Price: 145.00 + shipping
A charming antique watercolor of a country cottage house by. F. (Frank) Turner, listed artist. The watercolor is in excellent condition and in a beautiful frame. It is signed in the lower left corner. The overall size is 9z’ x 6″ x 1″. The watercolor is in excellent condition any strange appearance in the photos is glare from the glass.
Price: 105.00 + shipping
Two watercolors on card stock. Both have writing on the back. One reads : Scene for November “Recollection of childhood”with four names under the header. There second one A scene characteristics of one country and there are five names under that one. Colors are still bright and in excellent condition. Each measures 4 1/2 x 6 1/2”.
Three Early Whistles. Three lovely whistles, the longest one is 3 inches and the shortest is about 1 1/2 inches. There is duck call (I believe) small early bird whistle and very thin dog whistle (I think). I think the figural bird whistle to be 19th. Century and the other two from the early 20th. Century
Early 3 Candlelight. Mid to late 19th. Century table candle light having three candle holders. Such an unusual piece. Most likely from Pa. Three individual candle holders that are collected up under a little cap. There candle light has three spread iron feet. The light measures 18 inches tall. Excellent condition.
Price: 395.00 + shipping
Yellow painted Spit box. A nice small open spit box having the best original orange/yellow painted surface. Excellent condition, measuring 5 inches in diameter and stands 2 1/4 inches tall. Circa 19th. Century.
Price: 195.00 + shipping
Small Redware Tidy. A very nice decorated adware tidy. The tidy is in very good condition with only some roughness around the bottom outside rim. Great color and design. It measures 2 2/3 inches tall and about 3 inches in diameter.
This is an outstanding wallpapered box, done in the brightest blue wall paper. The size of this box is perfect for the bottom of a wall paper box stack. It measures 14 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. The paper is the best bright blue. The interior of the box is wallpapered as well. Please note that one side and front of the lid moulding are missing. It really isn’t very noticeable and does not detract from the look of the box. Snipe hinges and I believe the hook may be a replacement, it is a little too bright looking.
Just a wonderful painted bread board, dough board. The surface has wonderful worn white paint and the paint is definitely old and worn, may even be original. One side is painted and the other side is the working side and has its natural surface with great patina. I would date this board to the early 20th. century.
This is a great decorative piece. A late 19th. or very early 20th. century lighting shelf. The size and proportions are great. It has a nice high back that gives it a great look. The finish is natural and well patinated, showing good age. It measures 22 3/4 tall, 11 wide and 6 1/4 deep. Great looking piece.
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