Decorating with Country Primitives

Decorating with Country Primitives

A local country primitive decorating store recently went out of business and we were fortunate enough to snag a few of their items at auction.  These items are not antique, but they are great country decorations that would add charm to any home. We have items ranging from wrought iron hooks, towel holders and votive…

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South Newmarket NH?

When they talk about the good ole’ days I picture old New England towns, horse drawn buggies bouncing over dirt packed roads, steam engines and railroads and people who become happy and successful through hard work and perseverance. Case in point, take Amos Paul. Mr. Paul was the third child of Nathanial Paul and Mary…

When NOT to Repurpose

When done correctly, I am all for the repurposing world.  Being in the antique business, I find that many of the “traditionalists” cringe when they see old pieces transformed into something different.  I live with one such traditionalist.  We’ve come to an agreement on when we can repurpose a piece, the idea being if it…

1921 Singer sewing machine #66, Redeye Decal

This little beauty, a Singer “Red Eye” sewing machine was born on September 20, 1921(Serial #G9030083)

93 years later, this awesome machine has been professionally serviced, restored and ready to sew for another 93+ years.

As you can see she sews a great stitch. Photo shows various stitch lengths.

The “Redeye” decal pattern (discontinued in 1924) is highly sought after today and because this machine has minimal decal wear, would easily be considered a must have collectable!

The cabinet has been refinished and is intact. All the wood filigree remains, many times various pieces are missing. It has the original wooden pitman with all its parts.

This includes 2 bobbins.

The base is solid, complete, no missing springs and everything turns smoothly.

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Gunn Barrister BookcaseGunn Furniture Co. Mission Barrister (1899-1913)

This great bookcase is fully functional and ready to add class to any living area.

Gunn stacking bookcases were distinguished by the lack of external side bands.  The doors were hooked on slides and with the aid of a roller bearing, NOT the scissor-style assembly found on the Globe-Wernicke.

This still has the original wavy glass and part of the red GRM triangular logo. This logo represented the Furniture Manufacturer’s Association of Grand Rapids and was only used from 1899 to 1913.

Dimensions are: 47” Tall, 35” Wide, 12” Deep


5-original Schell Lewis signed charcoal drawings. 1959 & 1967

O’CONNOR & KILHAMThe architectural firm is O’Connor and Kilham who also designed the two-story wing for the Metropolitan Museum. O’Connor’s work includes the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library at Princeton, O’Connor’s Alma Mater