Stamped firkin made by C & A Wilder (South Hingham, MA). Retaining the original surface, the firkin is painted blue green. The initials "M Y" appear in script surrounding the maker's stamp.
Construction is of tongue-and-groove softwood staves, tapered lap-joint wood banding with copper tacks. The handle is of bent wood and peg attachments.
The condition is excellent. Original surface with minimal wear.
14 1/2" h x 15" d
Wisconsin, c. 1917-1930
Newspaper boys used wagons like these on their paper routes during the 1920’s. These wagons were the first to have ball bearing wheels.
Before 1900, the Janesville Products Company was the Carriage Company of Janesville Wisconsin that made sleighs in addition to wagons.
Condition: Original untouched condition with no damage.
25 Liter Demijohn
French, acquired in Southern New Jersey, mid nineteenth century. Dark green globular ovoid glass demijohn. Blown glass into a three piece mold. Three impressions on the body, one displays the number 25. Large open pontil in the base.
Dimensions: Height 21" x Width 15"
Bauer & Krause Toy Horse Tricycle
C. 1900-1920, this is a cabriolet 2 wheeled horse drawn carriage with 3rd wheel carrying the horse. Originally an affluent child's toy, this is now a fantastic piece of folk art sculpture. Manufactured by Bauer & Krause.
Condition: Replaced front left leg, ears, and tail.
Dimensions: 42 L x 24 H x 18.5 W
Indiana. Early Twentieth century. Hand crafted mallet used for attaching hubcaps to tractor wheels.Pine with initials "M W " of metal and affixed with tacks.Traces of red paint.
Dimensions: Length 15" x Width 6"
Pennsylvania Pantry Box
Painted pantry box, Pennsylvania, 19th C. This splendid little pantry box has a salmon painted surface. The nicely carved lid and flat base are about 1/2" thick from solid pine. The thin side band overlaps with a butt joint held tight by nails. Note the 1 3/4" break in the top flange. Three nails are missing from the top.
Dimensions: 3 7/8" W x 2 3/4" D x 1 1/2" H.
Pennsylvania Painted Oak Splint Basket
Pennsylvania basket in original balsam green paint. The construction is oak splint in rectangular form, The ribs are also oak splints. The handle is bent hickory. The star pattern at the weaving intersection over the handle along the rim is a characteristic Pennsylvania pattern. The splints were painted prior to weaving, leading to superior results with no exposed unpainted areas and no paint filling in gaps between splints. 19th C.