Typically created for country living, this section may include small furniture, utilitarian objects with or without paint, and tends toward the more informal objects.
Paint Decorated Box
Exuberantly decorated Vermont box in blue and black, wide dovetails, and original locking mechanism.
Measures 12w x 7″d x 6 1/2″h
Early 1900’s handmade wooden houseboat with original alligatored paint finish in blue, green, red and cream combine to give this houseboat wonderful eye appeal. Glass windows with curtains, painted doors, outdoor decks, lift-top roof. Interior has some embellishments such as wallpaper and linoleum floor. Notice the V for Victory WW1 sign with an eagle in one window. As found in New York State.
Measures: 19″l x 7″h x 6 1/2″w
Small Hanging Cabinet with Drawers
Primitive American miniature cabinet with five graduated drawers, crown molding, nicely carved skirt and contrasting wooden knobs. Lots of interior space for special items.
Measuring 16 1/2″h x 10 1/2″w
Octagonal Sewing Box
Very early and unusual with compartments inside, velvet on bottom, original hardware hinges and lock but no key. Old metal reinforcements at 2 corners. Interior has a beautiful finish while the exterior has expected wear.
Measures 11″w x 6 3/4″d x 5″h
Fancy Butter Paddle
C 1815 American, ornately hand carved for such a utilitarian object; this butter paddle has the look and feel of a prized possession. The handle meets the paddle with 4 “S” scrolls flanking a piece resembling an arrow pointing up. The patina calls the onlooker in to touch it. Newer museum stand.
Measures 8″l x 3″w without stand.