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Here is a stunning Vermont dresser made around 1820, signed on the back in script by the maker with a price of $4.50…I refinished this piece several years ago. It was bought out of a very early home in Arlington, Vt. where it had acquired several coats of heavy lead white paint and the drawers were worn out, inside and out. After 125 hrs of work this was what was waiting to be discovered. I removed each layer of paint with a heat gun, no stripper was used, the drawers rebuilt and work as they had almost 200 years ago. The white porcelain pulls are original. The top back splash and 2 drawers are solid tiger maple, the bottoms are solid birds eye maple, no veneer! The incredibly lovely red surface you see today is what lay beneath that last layer of white paint , 100% original with no over paint. Signed Vermont pieces are rare to find today, mostly in museums local to the builders area, etc. This has been in my personal collection since it was restored. A true piece of Vermont craftsmanship from around 1820, almost 200 years old..
$4500.00 obro

  • Nice early working decoy, circa 1910-20 canvas back, could tell many stories I'm sure. Lots of old over paint, eyes are painted in, long thin lead weight countersunk into bottom. Very pleasing representation of early New England decoy. 295.00
  • Very sweet 19th. C surrey in 100% restored and ready to use condition. The seats are as comfortable as an old Packard, you would never know your setting in a carriage. The wheels are perfect and on "rubber" for a quiet and smooth ride. The surrey roof has been covered in the same type of material that was used to cover the roofs in the old Pullman cars that Robert Todd Lincoln made. It has its original working gas lamps, beautiful patient leather fenders, whip socket and hub wrench. This carriage is very road safe and is as sound as the day it was built. Great for weddings or for that Sunday afternoon picnic by that farm pond.. Would also make a great display piece, weather permitting, outside or if you had a large indoor retail space, these look amazing over the holidays. Not sure your likely to find a nicer one... Makers tag ¬†Albany, NY. C. 1880s asking $5500.00 obro
  • Here's a little 17th C child's rocker made by someone with no chair building skills except a desire to make a chair for a very special little someone. . ¬†This represents a time when not only didn't people have the extra money to buy things but also a time that there were no furniture outlets. Whatever furniture that was found within the home was most likely all hand made from whatever local material was at hand, mostly maple as what's found in this chair. This thing is primitive, its is lovely, it is special and it is, one of a kind.... You can even still find traces of paint highlights where the maker tried to decorate parts of it. After seeing the photo's I think you'll agree, this would be called, "cabin made". Someone probably sat by the fire at night after a day in the fields and supper, whittling down the spindles, hand shaping the seat, adding a little paint highlights.. I wish I could of seen that little someone rocking by the hearth. $475.00