Suz Prim & Simple Antiques

Sue Turner | Janesville, Iowa | 319-240-8734 |

PLEASE CHECK FOR SALE ITEMS BELOW !!! Hello and welcome to "Suz Prim & Simple" where I strive to offer you the best in Early American country / primitive antiques, attic and painted surface treen, folk art, textiles, stoneware, Colonial olds and vintage goods. I collect what I love and will only sell what I know to be true. I started dragging old stuff out of my grandparents attic some 44 years ago and have never stopped the hunt for that next amazing piece !! I'm now selling my brick and morter shop inventory and parts of my personal collection. Call or contact me by email ( with your requests.... I prefer PayPal but will accept a check or money order. Prices do not include shipping. I hold auctions on my Facebook site of the same name "Suz Prim & Simple" and use it as a discussion forum as well....please stop in for a visit.

C1860 Log Cabin in Sunshine & Shadow Quilt

Offered is this wonderful, heavy C1860 Log Cabin in Sunshine and Shadow Quilt w/ seamstress information attached. Hand pieced, quilted and bound w/ (7) SPI. Provenance is as follows: Purchased in Huntersville, NC from the great, great, great grandson of the Maller who lived in Cleveland, OH. Early calico cotton fabrics, silks with plaid muslin backing, 84" X 148". There is some minor wear in the backing and binding, several places of silk shattering. It is a beautiful and colorful quilt. More pictures available upon request.

Price: $610 SALE $500 PLUS SHIPPING

2020-Oct-13 05:00pm EDT | Tags : Quilts

Appliqued Carolina Lilly Mid-Century Quilt

Being offered, a wonderful old quilt from Salisbury, NC in wonderful condition a C1950 appliqued Carolina Lilly (aka Tulip) quilt. Hand pieced, appliqued and quilted (6 SPI) with attention to detail it is done in Christmas red and green on white with white backing ... it measures 96" X 160" (shown in pictures on a queen sized bed). Several very light water marks / spots, nothing harsh. The binding is worn a bit in spots, but not fraying or coming loose, and there are no large holes or tears ... no unpleasant odor. I am happy to send more pics as requested.

Price: $859.00 SALE $700 PLUS SHIPPING

2020-Oct-13 04:34pm EDT | Tags : Quilts

The Southwark Preserving Co. Wooden Firkin

For all you Primitive lovers, I offer my small and wonderful late 19C - early 20C pine, wood staved firkin w/ iron bands and partial label and lid. It reads The Southwark Preserving Co. and features blackberries, peaches and other fruit on the colorful label. Wire handle with wood hold. It measures 6 1/2" tall X 7" diameter base.

Price: $120

2020-Oct-03 10:06pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

Unusual 19C Mortar and Pestle

For all you Primitive lovers, I offer my unusual 19C Mortar and Pestle made from Lignum Vitae wood, very dense and heavy. It has wonderful patina and depth in the grain. Deep grooves in the wood are indicative of early design to not only decorate but to prevent cracks from splitting all the way into the body... this set has no cracks or damage beyond age to see. The mortar is 8 1/2" tall X 6" in diameter at the mouth. The pestle is 10 1/2" long X approx. 2 1/2" in diameter at the base.

Price: $135 plus shipping

2020-Oct-03 10:04pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

Table Top Betty Lamp / Candle holder

Offering a wrought iron betty lamp/ candle holder made to set on a table top. Circa 1820 and has the appropriate surface as seen in early iron lighting devices. The 16" tall shaft sets in a decorative brass ring, the round tripod base is embellished with a reversed punched escutcheon. The betty lamp is small at only 3 inches wide and long and adjusts on the rod with a spring clip.

Price: $615 plus shipping

2020-May-20 03:13pm EDT | Tags : Lighting

Small 19th C Hair Turned Bowl Paint Stone Fruit

Offered is this wonderful example of 1800's hair turned tureen ware ... a small footed bowl in original red paint, worn in all the right places. 5 1/4" dia at the top, 3" dia base foot, 3" high. Included with this are 3 pieces of early stone fruit, 2 figs and a plum.

Price: $245 plus shipping SALE $165 PLUS SHIPPING

2020-May-19 02:12pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

1769 to 1810 Scottish Sampler Wonderful Colors

Silk and wool on linen. Colorful blue and green central manor house surrounded by fruit and flowers / urns, birds & fountain (bird fountain motif appear from late 18th century until about 1810), peacocks. Alphabets and wide floral band. Framed, 20.5"h. 18"w. A few light and irregular small stains, stitch loss to various small areas around borders, small hole on left above tulip and a few stitch loses in house.

Price: $525 plus shipping

2020-May-17 03:56pm EDT | Tags : Samplers

Unusual Spice Box in Period Black Paint

One of a kind mid 19th C Pine Spice Box w/ hand cut nails and original black paint. The drawers are planed in a 2 dimensional geometric pattern. Please see photos ... great solid construction. 12 1/2" tall X 10 1/2" wide X 5 1/2".


2020-May-13 03:49pm EDT | Tags : Woodenware

Salt Glazed 2 Gallon Jar w/ Cobalt Floral Stem

Offering a wonderful Salt Glazed Jar with incised '2' surrounded by stars. Cobalt Blue decorated w/ Floral Stem, no apologies chips, cracks or repairs. 11 1/2" tall.

Price: $325 plus shipping

2020-May-13 03:25pm EDT | Tags : Stoneware

Beautiful in Blues Mid 19th C Basket

For your consideration is this wonderful splint basket in original turquoise blue paint with dark navy blue around the double wrapped rim, middle and base. Dating to the mid 19th C it measures 8" around the top diameter, 6" high rim to base and 2 1/2" rim to top of squared off carved wood handle. The base is also squared ... truly a wonderful piece of art !!

Price: $395 plus shipping

2020-May-09 06:32pm EDT | Tags : Baskets

Life Size Hand Carved Canadian Goose Decoy

This handsome guy will slide into any Prim or Country decor and is out of my collection. His life sized self measures 32" in length X 11 1/ 2" wide X 17" tall. Hand carved in exquisite detail, painted and signed by Mike Valley, Prairie Du Chien, WI., it is one of the first he ever carved. While it did have the approprite weights for use on the water I see no sign of that being the case (the leather strap that held them is still present... my guess is that they were cut away many years ago so he could sit flat on a solid surface). His turned head is pegged to his graceful neck and he is solid wood. Please ask for more pictures if you would like further detail.

Price: $510.00 + shipping

2019-Jan-31 05:27pm EST | Tags : Decoy

Miniature Enamel Micro Mosaic Picture Frame

Offered from my collection a Miniature Micro Mosaic picture frame with easel back incised ITALY. Measuring 3 1/2" X 2" it is perfect and missing no pieces. These frames were created in the very early 20th C and due to the intricate workmanship and no longer made. They fit those tiny pictures you get for your kids photos perfectly !!

Price: $210 free shipping SALE $85

2018-Aug-07 04:40pm EDT | Tags : General

1940 Tall Aladdin Cobalt Lincoln Drape Oil Lamp

I am offering an amazing, MINT antique 1940 tall Aladdin Lincoln Drape Oil Lamp in deep blue cobalt blue. The burner, cap, etc are all original to the era of the lamp as is the chimney and shade, there is no reason why it wouldn't work, wick turns. If you are a seasoned collector of Aladdin lamps the technical differences between old and new are evident. Victor Johnson formed the Mantle Lamp Co. in Chicago in 1908 after getting rights to sell a German kerosene mantle burner. Johnson introduced his improved Aladdin lamp in 1909. The "Tall Lincoln Drape" Aladdin lamp, No. B-76, was made from 1940 to 1949. It has a plain stem and a 12-sided base. The embossed circle on top of the base can be plain or scalloped. About 30% of cobalt blue Tall Lincoln Drape lamps have scallops, like this lamp. This dates the lamp close to 1940. Although the shade is period, I can't swear that it was original to the lamp. The colors are vibrant and pure, the lamp is very rare.

Price: $1200 + shipping SALE $950 + shipping

2018-Aug-03 02:25pm EDT | Tags : Lighting

Sampler Dated 1861 w/ Birds, Urns and Floral Motif

An original 1861 Sampler w/ many colors... several birds and many beautiful flowers across a white background. It is framed in an antique maple frame at least 75 years ago. There are threads that have worn away many, many years ago so study the picture carefully. The colors are really strong which is hard to find in an 160 year old stitch !!

Price: $215 + shipping SALE $150 PLUS SHIPPING

2018-Jun-20 05:21pm EDT | Tags : Samplers

18th C Pedestal plate Red Paint

This is a prim you don't want to's a pedestal size not often seen. Totally hand created and original red paint. It measures 12 1/2" diameter X 4" high dating from the 18th Century. You can see the age crack but it doesn't go through the pedestal to the other side and it is still solid. Stone fruit not included but you can imagine your own displayed !! This is a piece that any primitive collector must have in their home. You won't find another....

Price: $725 shipping is free

2018-Jun-17 06:02pm EDT | Tags :

Early Handmade Wooden Berry Basket

This is a great small basket used for collecting small produce, handmade w/ double bands at the top, cross bands and slats, wooden bottom all attached with hand cut brads. 7" diameter at the top, 5 1/2" at the bottom, 5 1/2" tall. Minor band / slat breakage as would be expected .... it's solid and displays beautifully with stone fruit / berries (that's what I used it for).

Price: $65.00 + shipping

2017-Sep-11 12:07pm EDT | Tags :

19th C Taconic Gathering Basket in Red/White Paint

A superb 19th C Taconic Gathering Basket in original red and white paint. 13" dia. X 8" top of basket X 13" top of handle. Also know as 'Bushwacker Baskets' this one sports an ancient wire repair on the bottom. Purchased from Berry Earzin at Fox Valley Shows, Maine. The two toned paint is rare !!

Price: $ 450.00 + shipping SALE $355 PLUS SHIPPING

2017-Aug-09 11:23am EDT | Tags : Baskets

Pair of 18th C Walnut Candle Sticks Holders

In original attic surface I offer this pair of 18th C candle sticks. The surface shows what you would expect of original varnish bubbling and candle wax which I have left alone. The stick is pegged to the base....a really great example of early lighting.

Price: $140.00 + shipping SALE $95

2017-Mar-20 03:44pm EDT | Tags : Lighting

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