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"The common denomiator among antiquers is a desire to keep objects from perishing-to insist on the indestructability of human values by making the arts of everyday living deathless."

The Country Lady Antiques

We specialize in early and period antiques of wonderful quality from New England, as well as 17thc. antiques from England, etc. We have lovely trusted contacts all over and actively and continuously seek out authentic and early items that we can get excited about and that we know will please and delight our customers.

~We generally do not buy from dealers but rely on our own knowledge and sources for our antiques, both for ourselves and our 'Country Lady Antiques' business.

We have priced our finds very reasonably.

We feel we are not just selling antiques; We are selling a little story of the past and preserving a little piece of history.

Mary and Adam Spencer

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ALL PRICES ARE FAIR AND FIRM

ALL SALES FINAL

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We have been featured in the Antiques Journal online and other publications~

 

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ABOUT OUR OWN

"MADE IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLONY" THINGS~

 

~WE PERIODICALLY OFFER ONE-OF-A-KIND REPRODUCTION ITEMS THAT WE HAND CRAFT OURSELVES FROM 18thc. SALVAGED WOOD, AND HAVE THEM HERE FOR SALE UNDER OUR OTHER NAME

'MADE IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLONY'.

SEE MORE ON OUR ANTIQUES 2 PAGE~

NO ONE MAKES CANDLESTICKS LIKE OURS~

WE PAINSTAKINGLY DESIGNED OURS FROM 17thc. ORIGINALS AND ADAM HAND TURNED EACH AND EVERY ONE ON AN ANTIQUE LATHE. MARY 'AGE FINISHED' EACH, CELEBRATING EVERY UNIQUE IMPERFECTION IN THE WOOD.

THANK YOU TO SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE TOLD US OUR HAND MADE TREEN 17thc. CANDLESTICKS ARE

"THE BEST OF THE BEST"!

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WONDERFUL CUPOLA WITH ORIGINAL PERIOD 1920s CAR WEATHERVANE, FOUND LOCALLY~

SOLD

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THE MOST WONDERFUL EARLY DESK BOX I HAVE EVER HAD.

ALL ORIGINAL, WITH AMAZING ORIGINAL PIECE OF SLATE FOR WRITING ON INSET INTO THE TOP.

INCREDIBLE HAND FORGED IRON HINGES INSIDE AND LOVELY ORIGINAL ESCUTCHEON.

SOLD

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ALL SOLD

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18thc. UNTOUCHED AMERICAN HIGH CHAIR WITH WONDERFUL WONKY WEAR AND ORIGINAL SURFACE. HAND EMBROIDERED NAVY WOOL CREWEL SEAT CUSHION INCLUDED.

SOLD

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RARE NEW ENGLAND BUTTERNUT CUPBOARD~

ONE OF A KIND PIECE OF OLD RURAL NEW ENGLAND~

A wonderful, early, primitive New Hampshire cupboard with 2 doors, and featuring one drawer across the top. Fantastic original iron hinges, this piece came directly from the barn of an old friend of ours living in an 18thc. house in Granite, NH. It had sat dirty, dusty, and forgotten for many years until he gave it to us.

The cupboard is of rich, warm, butternut wood, a full inch thick, and is 33 inches tall, 35 inches long, and 20 inches deep.

It has TWO truly incredible, original intact hand forged iron locks. Hiding on the inside of one of the doors in the original forged iron hook to latch it shut. As found, with some remnants of original paint decoration. Completely handmade of mortise and tenon construction with original hand carved wood pins, and some large, rectangular dovetail construction ---(not the later triangular shape, and NO machine construction). The sideways, hand forged iron shield escutheon on the drawer has remnants of a very old fabric peeking out from it's edges.

This classic New England piece would make a spectacular kitchen counter /cabinet, a vanity for a period style bathroom, a server, or be the perfect piece in any other room of the home.

The original pintle hinges and all forged ironwork on the piece are truly stunning.

SOLD

 

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INCREDIBLY RARE ORIGINAL SUGARLOAF MOLD FROM MY OWN COLLECTION.

SOLD

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WONDERFUL EARLY AND ORIGINAL CHILD'S TWIG CHAIR with little linsey woolsey chair pad~

Rails are natural curved twigs

Wood pegged

24 inches tall at highest point.

$175.

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SOLD

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18thc. SIGNED BRASS HEARTH POSNET

Made in the 18thc. by Bayley and Street, London. Original surface.

$265.

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A WONDERFUL PAIR OF 18thc. NEW ENGLAND ANDIRONS~

$165. for the pair~

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NEW Plimoth Plantation large Dutch pipkin

Tall, brand NEW Dutch pipkin from Plimoth Plantation

$40.

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'BITS AND BOBS'~

We have a number of 18thc. iron items

salvaged from local demolished New Hampshire houses---

Hinges, hooks, latches and more, all affordably priced.

#1. $20.

13 inches

#2. SOLD

#3. $18.

#4. $15.

#5. $20.

Apprx. 17 1/2 inches

#6 $20.

21 inches

#7 $20.

20 inches

 

#9 $45.

barn hinge

38 inches

 

#13 $12.

#14 10.

#15 10.

#16 $18.

#17 $15.

#18 $20.

#19 $12.

#20 SOLD

#21 $10.

#22 $15.

#23 $12.

#24 $10.

#25 SOLD

#26 $25.

#29 $45.

 

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SOLD

 

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AMERICAN 18thc. IRON

EARLY LIGHTING TRAMMEL AND GREASE LAMP

FROM A 35 YR. PRIVATE COLLECTION~

2 pieces~

Adjustable lighting trammel and oil lamp.

Exquisite workmanship.

Please understand that this is a very rare AMERICAN lighting device, NOT European.

It dates to the 18thc. and has NOT been on the antiques market, having been in a private collection for over 30 years.

Adjustable lighting trammel and removable grease lamp.

Original condition. No repairs.

SOLD.

 

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WOMEN'S 18thc. WIG~

SOLD

 

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MEN'S 18thc. STYLE WIG~

 

SOLD.

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BEAUTIFUL, BIG, RARE

TAXIDERMIED TURKEY

It's very hard to find a good taxidermied turkey, especially one that can be priced affordably.

This 'early bird' is just gorgeous---one of the best, and in great condition and ready to hang in your home as you can see.

From a private collection, 'Madam turkey' is a nice big size with lovely feathers all intact and head in natural hanging position.

$175.

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SOLD

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Hand carved and signed black oak soapdish

$18.00

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SOLD

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CANTED BARREL~

SOLD

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BEAUTIFUL TAXIDERMIED PHEASANT FROM MY OWN COLLECTION

Gorgeous colors and long tail feathers.

$155.

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SOLD

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'Made in the New Hampshire Colony'

OUR OWN DESIGN~

MINI HANDMADE BLANKET CRANE

MADE FOR KITCHEN OR BATH~

SOLD

 

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PAIR OF IRON PRICKET CANDLESTICKS~

Heavy iron. Penny feet. 13 inches tall. Sharp prickets for candles.

$155.

FOR THE PAIR

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ORIGINAL EARLY NEW ENGLAND SETTLE~

SOLD.

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OLD BASKET

Sturdy. Great size. Branch handle is worn smooth as satin.

Height WITH HANDLE: apprx. 18 inches

Height not including handle: apprx. 12 inches.

Width: apprx. 16 inches

$135.

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SOLD

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"Chain thing found in old New England barn"~

I can think of many uses for this neat old iron chain.

$45.

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WOVEN BASKET CRADLE. NEAT OLD WOOD BOTTOM AND ROCKERS.

BABY BASKET COMES WITH A CRADLE-SIZE FLEECE COVERLET, SIMILAR TO THE FLOKATI.

Perfect size ( apprx. 21 x 36) fleece coverlet is included.

Woven, rocking broomstraw baby basket complete with tiny fleece coverlet included.

$95.00

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CHILD'S COMPLETELY HAND SEWN EARLY RED WOOL

HOODED CAPE

SOLD

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BEEHIVE STRING HOLDER MADE FROM STIFFENED JUTE~

This hive sits on a shelf covering your ball of jute twine (or any kind of string, but I love jute and flax). The end hangs out the side hole and you just pull out what you need and snip it off.

$22.

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HONEST EARLY TREEN BUCKET YOKE .

Original treen yoke. Soft, dry, worn surface and patina.

$95.00

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"MADE IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLONY"~

ONE OF OUR CREATIONS~

YEARS AGO ADAM HAND MADE THIS CANDLESTAND FROM 18thc. WOOD, EXACTLY COPYING ONE IN A BOOK.

NO NAILS WERE USED. IT IS FASHIONED WITH MORTISE AND TENON JOINTS AS THE ORIGINAL.

Would be nice anywhere...

33 inches tall. Adjustable trammel.

$85.

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SOLD.

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ANTIQUE FISH TRAP

We found this old, hard to find fish trap locally.

$70.

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AMERICAN TREEN PADDLE.

ANOTHER ITEM FROM OUR LOCAL FRIEND JOHN. SOMETHING HE HAS HAD IN HIS BARN NOW FOR MANY YEARS. HIS MOTHER WAS AN ANTIQUE DEALER BACK IN THE 40's AND THIS WAS HERS. HE'S HAD IT ALL HIS LIFE UNTIL NOW.

NEW ENGLAND ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE. LOVELY WEAR AND COLOR.

12 INCHES LONG.

$55.

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RED CLAY PRIMITIVE ALPHABET TABLET FOR TEACHING CHILDREN THEIR LETTERS~

SOLD.

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SOLD

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REPRODUCTION QUILTED BEDCOVER/THROW

TERRA COTTA QUILTED BED THROW

5 ft. x 46 inches

Perfect condition. Beautiful color. Would look great at the end of a bed or in a cradle, etc.

$55.

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PIECE OF ORIENTAL RUG

SOLD.

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OLD COCOA TIN WITH 18THc. LADY GRAPHICS~

Found in an old New Hampshire house, someone was using it to store old hinges at one time. It is the fantastic 18thc. lady in VERY CORRECT period clothing graphic that make this so charming, and perfect to display.

$35.

 

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AN OLD REPRODUCTION HENDERSON REDWARE PLATE WITH FISH~

10 INCH PLATE. DEEP EDGES. NO CHIPS, CRACKS, ETC. GREAT CONDITION. PERFECT FOR USING. NO LEAD.

$40.

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MAKE-DO 'YANKEE' HANGING RACK~

I found this neat thing today in my friend John's 18thc. barn. It is a one of a kind make-do something or other for hanging. Mounted on a pit sawn 18thc. board, with dry old finish and a "lollypop" end is a hand forged iron rack.

Use it in a kitchen for towels or utensils, or next to your fireplace. Put 'S' hooks on it to hang items of period style clothing...

...Use it in an entry or bathroom. Hang herbs or cups from it in a taproom...

Rack is 37 inches long, (including the 'lollypop' end), and 9 1/4 inches wide.

$110.

 

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CHARMING PIECE OF EARLY FOLK ART~

A PIECE OF EARLY AMERICAN FOLK ART~

This was once one of a pair of original and very rare iron Hessian (rev war) soldier andirons. This was found by a friend of ours who is a house salvage and restoration contractor in an early home in New Hampshire, and is in untouched condition. (It's nice that this has never been in dealer hands or a shop, but is a fresh item found hidden in an old house).

The mate to this is evidently long gone, but this is nonetheless a fantastic piece of America folk art. The original paint finish is phenomenal and truly wonderful. Nice item for display on a hearth, or almost anywhere.

I can see it in a taproom---It could be hung on a wall---what a great 'tavern sign' he would be.

$145.

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WONDERFUL OLD 'PATRIOT' FOLK ART FIREBOARD~

A really charming and evocative folkart fireboard of 3

18thc. patriots painted in a primitive style in a small town in Maine in the 1970's.

$295.

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EARLY AND RARE WELSH DRESSER WITH RICH, DRY SURFACE~

Above you can see a Welsh dresser in the Anne Hathaway house in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK.

Our period dresser is perfect with simple, early decor.

2 -piece Welsh Pewter Dresser. Gorgeous original, warm nut brown finish. (Surface not as 'red' as it appears in the location it was photographed in). Has a more 'William & Mary look' than most. Locking silverware drawer. Older mellow reproduction Queen Anne brasses. Great patina---NOT 'shiny'. Two other drawers. Lower shelf. Turned spindles and legs. Scalloped top. Each upper shelf has plate rails to hold plates securely upright.

Height: 83” Length: 78” Depth/Base: 17 3/4” Top: 6”.

$4,495.

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SOLD

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EARLY WALLET AND TREASURES FOUND IN IT

SOLD

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LEATHER COVERED OLD MAINE BOX

Leather box in untouched condition found in a home in Limerick, Maine. Lined with very old wallpaper original to the period, and in wonderful blue colors. The leather handle is original and intact, and the iron lock is lovely.

What valuables or love letters were once kept in this charming, folky piece of a time in Maine's history, now long gone?

$125.

 

 

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SOLD

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HANDMADE FOLK ART FIREBOARDS-

17THC. DUTCH CHILDREN

SOLD

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AN OLD WINDOW MAKE-DO FOLK ART

I found this very old window, with old glass, in my attic when I moved into my 18thc. house. The print of dancers in a tavern c. 1810, in a copy of the famous and utterly charming John Lewis Krimmel painting, 'Merrymaking at the Wayside Inn'.

I laminated it, and attached it to the inside of the window. It is so appealing on a wall in a candlelit room.

$75.

Below is a copy of the original painting~

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LARGE WORN OLD SIGN FROM RURAL NEW HAMPSHIRE~

This old original sign was found in a barn here in New Hampshire right near where we live.

38" high x 49" wide.

As is. Pick up. If shipped buyer pays all pack/ship costs.

$95.

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Charming painting by Ozark artist Steve Baldassari in antique frame. Information all about the artist is pasted on the back of the frame.

$65.

Framed size: apprx. 13 x 15.

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HANDCARVED, ONE OF A KIND NEWEL POST FOR YOUR PERIOD STYLE HOME~

'HOSPITALITY'~

This newell post was completely handmade about 40 years ago by a friend, with black walnut from his own property.

The pineapple is the colonial symbol of hospitatlity. It was made extra long to fit in any home, new or existing.

THERE IS NO FINISH ON IT~IT IS THE ORIGINAL BLACK WALNUT.

A clear finish if desried, will bring out the deep walnut color.

The mortise hole for the stair rail was NOT cut into it, to allow the stunning post to be custom fit into any staircase, in any home. It was never used.

A one of a kind treasure, lovingly made, this would be the conversation piece of anyone’s home.

$495.00

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FROM MY OWN COLLECTION OF AMERICAN HEARTH IRON, ORIGINALLY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTOR AND NOT FROM DEALER.

DATED MUSEUM-QUALITY HEARTH TOASTER OF NEW ENGLAND ORIGIN.
Classic N.E. handle. This piece is dated 1813, and has provenance.
$225.00

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SIGNED, EARLY AMERICAN HEARTH SKILLET

SOLD.

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AMERICAN IRON HEARTH PEEL WITH "NEW YORK" FINIAL

18thc. AMERICAN IRON PEEL OF NEW YORK STATE ORIGIN~

$135.

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18th c. AMERICAN IRON HEARTH BROILER

This is all original and is of Vermont origin. It has been in a private collection for over 30 years. Excellent condition.

$175.

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A RARE AND MOST CHARMING HAND WORKED IRON MINIATURE

MINIATURE HAND-FORGED IRON HEARTH CRANE

SOLD

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CHARMING OIL PAINTING OF A FAMOUS OLD HOUSE ON CAPE COD.

Oil painting on board, of a house by the sea on Cape Cod. The house is in Chatham.
8 inches wide, by 12 1/4 inches long. $85.00

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Small oil painting of a gambrel cape. Signed, and artist bio on the back. $55.00

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ALL SALES FINAL

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