Antiques from the Vault

Leave a comment to make an offer – specify which item(s) you want.  No reasonable offer refused!  Auction is over; but some items are still available.

Suggested time to end auctioning on these items:  Wednesday, September 11th at 9pm.  Please leave a comment if that is not a good time for you.  Items with no bids will continue to be available.

Pickup windows: Thursday September 12th from 5pm to 9pm or Saturday September 14th from 9am to 10pm. Please specify when you would like to pick up, and we’ll email you with the address. If it’s still listed here on the site, it’s still available, so feel free to outbid someone else!

  • Needlepoint under glass, with fitting to hold on a stand (suggested $20)
  • Vintage “Cameo” mantel clock (suggested $50  $15)
  • one wooden chair (suggested $20)
  • flour bin (suggested $30)
  • two benches – one wooden, one with needlepoint cover (suggested $20 each)

 

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Item name: NEEDLEPOINT

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Item name: NEEDLEPOINT

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Item name: NEEDLEPOINT

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Item name: CLOCK

 

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Item name: CLOCK

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Item name: CLOCK

 

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Item name: CLOCK

 

 

 

 

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Item name: WOODEN CHAIR

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Item name: FLOUR BIN

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Item name: FLOUR BIN

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Item name: FLOUR BIN

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Item name: SMALL BENCH

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Item name: NEEDLEPOINT BENCH

 

Vintage High Chair

I assume this was a high chair for children, but there is no way to secure them, so perhaps it was a tall stool.  One rung is missing, but otherwise in good shape.

Reserve $5.  $1 increments, please.  Auction ends Sunday, September 15th at 9pm.  Pickup early in the week of September 16th.  Simply leave a comment to place your bid.

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Convertible Antique Highchair

This would make a fascinating addition to a period dining room or baby’s room, or perhaps as a display for a large vintage doll.  The high chair’s spring mechanism (in the back where baby can’t reach it) unlocks the bottom of the high chair, flipping under to become a table and chair.  Not shown in the picture is the hinge that allows the food tray to swing up over the baby’s head.

The bottom rungs have become unglued and need a little TLC with white glue.  I would have to describe the overall condition as “lovingly battered”, but the original green paint and tin tray would look lovely with a bit of a scrub.

New, easier bidding!  Auction ends at 9pm EST on Wednesday, September 11th.  Simply scroll down to see the current bid, decide how much more you want to offer, then add your own comment on this post.  It’s as easy as putting your name (a nickname is fine) and your email address in the requested fields.  Put the amount in the body of the comment.  The system will automatically timestamp your bid.

 

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Grandma and Grandpa’s bedroom set

Here are more details and pictures on the bedroom set that is being offered free.

Need dimensions; the headboard is 57″ wide from the outside of the wood.  Considering the distance between the slots for the bedframe, it is fairly clearly intended for a DOUBLE box spring and mattress.

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The drawers run on one wooden slide underneath.

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The wood of the drawers is thin but real wood, not MDF. This picture gives a good idea of the light green wood-grain veneer.

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What looks like two small drawers in the bottom of her dresser is actually one larger one.

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Fitton-Parker furniture company, Southampton, Ontario.

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The headboard with the footboard sitting on top.

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The slot that the bed frame hooks into.

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The ends of the bed frame, showing the hook that slots into the headboard.