Country Smalls

Typically created for country living, this section may include small furniture, utilitarian objects with or without paint, and tends toward the more informal objects.

Country Smalls Featured Item

Black Over Blue Spoon Rack


Early 1800s wooden spoon rack in black paint over blue. Spoon holder on top meant to hang spoons, with shelf below to store others. Can be hung or stood on flat surface. Ex Harding Collection, Hancock, NH.

Measures 16″w x 10 1/4″h x 3 1/2″d


Miniature Noodle Board


Miniature noodle board; hand carved with wheat symbol on top. PA origin dated 1888 on paper documentation.

Measures 4 1/2″h x 2 1/2″w


Bride’s Box


PA German hand painted Bride’s Box from the first half of 19th C. Oval form polychrome decorated at sides with flowers and at top with trees enclosing figures of man and woman. Inscribed across the top in German, translates roughly to A Promise to Love Forever.

Measures 17″l x 10 1/2″w x 7″h


Tiny Blanket Box


Tiny 19th C paint decorated New England box. Dovetailed construction on an applied molded base with bracket feet. Two toned sponged vinegar paint decoration over a blue ground with black detailing. The interior has a tiny till and an applied Bible book plate inside lid that reads, “Isabella Atchisons Holy Bible”. Circa 1830-1840, Vermont.

 Measures 9 1/2″w x 6″h x 6″d


Chip Carved Caddy Box


1887 stamped cigar boxes (and pine construction), retain their original finish on this charming caddy.  Chip carving applied to sides, a functional handle for carrying, and two drawers complete this handy little item. 

Measures 8 1/2″w x 5 1/2″d x 9 1/2″h


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


Miniature Noodle Board


This folk art decorative piece features a hand carved miniature noodle board with the wheat symbol on the top part. PA origin and dated 1888 on the paper documentation. A new museum stand has been created to display it.

Measures 4 1/2″h x 2 1/2″w


Hanging Salt Box

Unusual hanging salt box with interesting paint decoration. A fitted lid is attached with metal hinges. All wood construction and with a fitted lid.

Measures 10″h x 5″w


Child’s Chair


American Child’s Chair, 1800’s. Possible replaced arm rest.               

Measures 12 1/2″w x 18″h x11″d