Suzanne Strickland Antiques

Suzanne Strickland | 16 Laurel Circle, Kennebunk, Maine, 04043 | 207-251-8352 |

Fresh finds from New England--great early antiques, Folk Art, wonderful smalls and accessories. A few eclectic finds, 19th C. textiles, and appropriate vintage holiday items. Always on the look-out for authentic antiques and whimsical treasures, check back often for the latest additions and updates. I can be reached by email at, for any inquiries or photo requests. If not completely satisfied with your purchase, a return is always allowed within 3-days of receipt, for a full refund of the item (minus shipping costs).

18th C. Large NE Primitive Spoon Rack

Wonderful fresh find, a great primitive and large heavy spoon rack, rose head construction, in amazing condition! Stands approximately 28” tall, about 17” wide, and 3/4” thick. There are two racks for spoons, with the ability to hold 10 spoons. I believe the wood is pine, natural untouched patina, some shrinkage splits that do not go through in any of these places (just expected age details—not flaws). Very large rose head type nails, this early primitive spoon rack is solid and well made. Hand carved hole at top for hanging on a wall, this is an amazing board, possibly a make-do from a door or floor board. Found in Maine, I believe this to be American in origin. More photos available! $495+ ship.

Price: $495 + ship

2021-Feb-16 01:20pm EST | Tags :

Antique Tin Chocolate Turkey Mold Made in USA

Wonderful heavy tin chocolate mold of a full bodied Turkey, with all three original tin clips. Measures a good 7” tall by about 6” wide, it is a two part mold, in addition to the three clips. Stands upright on its own, perfect for display. Wonderful darkened patina in all the right places, accentuates the many feathers and details of this Turkey. It is also numbered 8223 and stamped Made in USA, above the numbers. More photos available. One of the better antique tin chocolate Turkey molds I have come across and a nice heavy tin example! $145 + $10 ship. PayPal or Check.

Price: $145 + $10 ship

2021-Feb-09 11:51am EST | Tags :

Fabulous Doris Stauble Lemon Basket Arrangement

I have owned this for many years, purchased directly from her daughter Pat. A beautiful medium sized arrangement that will fit perfectly anywhere, an antique basket with loads of early wax lemons (some covered still in their original paper wrap). Her usual millinery greenery that coordinates beautifully with the lucious lemons, this arrangement is still stunning with a great pop of color! I have used it in many locations in my own home, loving each display of placement, better and better! Most likely made in the ‘60’s, I would consider this one of her finest arrangements. Stands approximately 11” tall and about 11” wide (almost a square effect). Absolutely guaranteed a Doris Stauble original vintage arrangement, again, one of her best and stricking in lemon yellow color! $375 + $18 ship. PayPal or Check.

Price: $375 + $18 ship

2021-Feb-06 11:35pm EST | Tags :

RARE Early Over-Sized Stone Fruit Half Apple

Very, very rare, this large over-sized stone fruit apple half weighs over 5 lbs and is in amazing condition! With a diameter of approximately 7” across and 6” tall, it has a thickness of about 3” deep. No cracks or repairs, just minor smoothed over fritters and a few flea bites at the edges (some are probably in-the-making from the carving process). These are not detractors but mentioning for sake of accuracy. The natural gray veining that you see in the marble is wonderful and shows the good early and natural patina you would desire to see. On the back of this half apple, is a bit of sticker residue from the long gone sticker that would have noted it’s origin of Italy (where all of this early stone fruit was made). The lifelike hand carved details (seeds, stem, etc.) are superb and mixed together with the natural vein marks in this piece of large stone fruit, makes it amazingly rare. This half apple piece was never made for a bookend, as you sometimes see and this actual piece is even larger than those examples. Would make an exceptional and very RARE addition to your stone fruit collection! $950 with free ship.

Price: $950 with Free Shipping

2021-Feb-05 03:33pm EST | Tags :

Maine Market Basket in Bittersweet Paint

Very fresh find from Maine seacoast estate, a late 19th century Market Basket in early “Bittersweet “ paint! Amazing condition, no breaks or issues, handle is perfect too. Measures approximately 15 1/4” long, stands about 12” tall (including handle) and 10” wide. Shows little use and the paint color is fabulous! $185 + $18 ship (if substantially less, will refund difference). PayPal or Check.

Price: $185 + $18 ship

2021-Feb-05 12:01pm EST | Tags :

Best Early NE Rare Oval Braided Silk Mat

Fresh find from New England, a lovely rare shaped oval braided silk mat, great colors and excellent construction! Measures approximately 18 1/4” long and 10 1/2” wide (measuring from the middle). Not a perfect oval, it tapers at each end slightly different. Only very minor fading on top, there are no stains, repairs, or issues. The colors in this braided mat will go with any primitive and I love the small pop of turquoise color in the center! $95 + $6 ship. PayPal or Check.

Price: $95 + $6 ship

2021-Feb-05 11:44am EST | Tags :

Extra Large Don Carpentier Mocha Transfer Bowl

This is the largest creamware signed Don Carpentier bowl I have ever seen! Made in 2002 (as it is dated), it has everything going on for it! It is a creamware pottery with a blueish pearl wear glaze. A mocha style coloring with an impressed “Greek Key” top border edge. This large table bowl has a beautiful pedestal on the bottom. It stands approximately 6 3/4 inches tall and has a very wide diameter of 13 inches across. There are no chips, crazing, cracks, or issues. The motif shows transferware scenes all around this bowl that have to do with the “Potters Art.” On the interior bottom is a ship and on the underside bottom is the American Eagle. I will be happy to send many more pictures so that you can see all of the work that went into this masterpiece! Would make a fabulous addition to any collection of Don Carpentier pottery! $695 + shipping.

Price: $695 + shipping

2021-Jan-17 01:22pm EST | Tags :

Authentic 19th C. Maine Shaker Needle Keep

Found in Maine, this watered rose silk covered needle keep, is Shaker made, late 19th century. Measures approximately 4 3/4” long, 3 1/2” wide , and about 1/4” thick. Cream colored wool sheets with fine pink blanket stitching around the edges. Some light age discoloration at edges and one ribbon is missing, all else is intact and looks to have been little used. Was obviously kept in a drawer or sewing box, a beautiful early Shaker sewing item! $48 + $6 shipping. PayPal or check.

Price: $48 + $6 ship

2021-Jan-17 12:36pm EST | Tags :

19th C. China head Doll in Orig. Turkey Red Outfit

In pristine condition, this fantastic fresh find, a darling 19th century German China head doll, wearing her custom made original “turkey red” cotton polka dot dress and matching prairie bonnet! She measures approximately 6 1/2” tall, there are no cracks, chips, or repairs to the doll. Her outfit is absolutely perfect, no odors, holes, or fading. She wears lace pantaloons and a matching slip. Lots of layers to this dress, with the sizing in the cotton fabric allowing her to stand on her own! The trimmed bonnet is precious, with original silk ties. You won’t find another of this caliber! $115 + $ 8 ship. Check or PayPal.

Price: $115 + $8 ship

2021-Jan-02 03:49pm EST | Tags :

Nice Group of Ten Early Wooly German Sheep

Ten wooly sheep in this lot, approximately 2” to 2 1/2” tall each. In great condition, no broken legs, just minor use and age wear (the usual ear rubs, etc.). Overall, as nice as you will find and great antique examples. They all have their paper collars in place, some say Germany. $240 + $8 ship.

Price: SALE PRICE $200 + $8 ship

2020-Dec-12 02:57pm EST | Tags :

Maine 1920’s Wooden Boat Keel “EATS” Sign

Fantastic fresh find, a 1910-20’s wooden keel from a small boat, which has been turned into a sign that reads “EATS” on one side. Measures approximately 29 1/2” long, about 9” tall, and 1/2” thick, it retains its darkened nautical varnish finish. The letters have been painted in black, early oxidized nails at the end of keel handle, which are used for the small wooden brace on each side. No cracks or repairs, a phenomenal and early Maine antique Make-Do sign! $115 + shipping.

Price: SOLD

2020-Nov-06 12:34pm EST | Tags :

Rare Pair 19th C. Punched Tin Fairy Lamp Covers

Very RARE find, a pair of 19th century punched tin fairy lamp covers, great for Christmas display, or all year long! With a diameter of approximately 3 1/4” wide and about 2” tall, excellent seamed construction. You never see these tin covers and I am displaying them on two of the Victorian fairy lamps I also have in stock (let me know if you are interested in the lamps, as well). The pair of punched tin covers is $110, with free ship. PayPal or check.

Price: $110 with Free Ship

2020-Nov-01 09:05am EST | Tags :

Best Shaker Sewing Pantry Carrier w/Accessories

This is a wonderful authentic vintage Shaker oval pantry sewing carrier, silk lined with it’s original four sewing accessories. In pristine condition, first half of 20th century, the interior of this Shaker sewing carrier is absolutely gorgeous! No splits to interior silk, strong gold color (free from fading), no odors, or issues. The four matching sewing items include a strawberry emery, a lambs wool stuffed pin cushion, a needle keep, and a needle waxer (which is still covered in it’s original wax paper). This Shaker sewing carrier shows light wear to its outer wood finish, I believe it is maple. With “four finger” construction and copper nail detailing, this box measures approximately 7 1/2“ long, 5 1/8“ wide, and 5 1/2“ tall (with attached swing handle erect). I see a tiny ding on top edge of lid—otherwise, it retains a beautiful, untouched surface. There are no cracks or repairs. There is some wear to the silk ties on the outside of the box, that holds the sewing pieces inside. The ties are stable but fragile (unlike the perfect interior). Such a wonderful RARE find. A hard-to-find complete Shaker Sewing Carrier! $295 + Free Ship

Price: $295 + Free Ship

2020-Oct-22 03:45pm EDT | Tags :

Unique Early 19th C. Tin Lantern Found in Maine

With a folky quality, this early tin lantern in fantastic antique condition, has a unique look! Pie crimped chimney and skirted trim on top. All original, including wavy bubbled glass panels, wire hanging formed handle, and charming tin hasp for door panel. This lantern stands approximately 15” tall, with a square base of 4 1/2” by 4 1/2”. The little thin reflective glass piece inside the top chimney is chipped and could be removed or replaced. Not an apology but mentioning for accuracy. No chips, cracks, or problems, otherwise! Very rare find with a great folk art look! $275 + $18 ship

Price: SOLD

2020-Oct-22 08:54am EDT | Tags :

Best Stack of Maine Red Painted Panty Boxes

This is a wonderful stack of assembled 19th C. pantry boxes, fresh from a great Maine collection! All three retain their original red coat of dry early paint, very close in color to the same shade of “apple” red. Nicely graduated, the largest pantry is impressed with a maker’s mark “E. Murdock, Jr, Boston, Mass”. This pantry stands about 4 7/8” tall with diameter of 9 7/8” across. In great condition with only a partial & very tight shrinkage line on lid. The middle pantry stands 3 1/2” tall and a diameter of 7 3/4” across. It shows early replacement nails and a small thin sliver missing on lid at side seam (not noticeable but trying to mention all). The smallest pantry stands 2 3/4” tall with a diameter of 6 1/2” across. I see only one missing tiny peg on bottom, otherwise perfect. These round pantry boxes look fantastic in their original period paint, an instant collection in the best color red! $545 + $16 ship. PayPal or Check.

Price: $545 + $16 ship

2020-Sep-18 01:03pm EDT | Tags :

Antique Maine Pack Basket in Old Green Paint

Wonderful fresh Maine find, an antique Pack Basket, in period dry green paint. All original, this basket stands approximately 16” tall with a depth of about 11” and 14” wide. Minor age and use wear, in amazing condition for its age. The canvas straps are all sturdy and strong. Surprisingly, the corners show no real breaks, just minor chipping at several spots. Very hard to see, but mentioning for sake of accuracy. This early pack basket has the more bulbous shape, which is different than the usual vintage pack baskets I see offered. A great antique “Camp” item for this coming fall and winter seasons! $325 + shipping

Price: $325 + shipping

2020-Sep-10 10:01am EDT | Tags :

Fabulous Large 19th C. Maine Hooked Rug

This wool hooked rug is very large, beautiful, and in fantastic original condition! Fresh find from Maine, it measures a whopping 67" long by 39" wide. Minimal fading, if any, no holes, repairs, or odors. The tiniest bit of edge wear, to be expected for its age. Obviously, a hand-hooked rug this size is heavy, when rolled up. Will be packed safely for shipping, etc. Was stored in a place, as it looks little used. Amazing free form design floral pattern, with vibrant colors and masterful workmanship! $275 + $40 ship. (I will refund any shipping overage difference, but I am probably on the low end).

Price: $275 + shipping

2020-May-16 04:59pm EDT | Tags :

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