Manalapan, NJ

I am a collector of mainly early American antiques dating from 1850 and back. I also like sterling, jewelry, and decorative arts.


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Mixed Hardwood Table - 22" x 36" - Furniturein Furniture
Early American Blanket Chest - Pine in Red/Brown Paint - Looking for opinions!!! - Furniturein Furniture
Late 18th - Early 19th Century Wrought Iron 4 Wick Betty Lamp - Lampsin Lamps
18th Century American Mortar & Pestle in Butternut - From a Vermont Estate - Kitchenin Kitchen
Free-Form Hand Carved Bowl #2 - Kitchenin Kitchen
Hand carved Wooden Bowl - Maple - Kitchenin Kitchen
1977 United States Naval Academy Graduation Pin - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Help, Anyone? - Asianin Asian
Yellow Ware Custard Cup - Kitchenin Kitchen
Signed Sterling & ? LATON Cuff - TAXCO TF-40 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry


  1. thanks mikelv and kyratango for the loves
  2. things are great zowie, and you?
  3. thanks zowie! thanks official, fhr, vetraio, manikin, agram, mike, surf, ho2, jonb, fortapache, sean for the loves!
  4. fhr, thank you for taking the time to give your opinion. I put out an email to Smithtown's Historical Society to see if they have any information on the Phillips family. Who knows, it is worth a sho...
  5. In addition I came across this book:
  6. Thanks surfdub! I've acutally found some interesting info on the names Samuel and Mills Phillips. In this article:
  7. I forgot to add I bought this at an antique store. The owner told me she found it during a recent home clean out. It was in the attic of an old home in Neptune, NJ. There were several other trunks ...
  8. thanks for the loves radegunder and sean!
  9. thank you zowie! This is one of those pieces, for me, that does not come along too often. I do not throw around the word "antique" too often, but this is a true antique. The funny part is that ...
  10. thanks for the loves agram, mike, fortapache, vetraio, surfdub, agh, and blunder.
  11. thanks for the loves sean vetraio geode blunder hotair agram mike comoran agh and alan!
  12. the entire piece is 8 inches long? or just the blade?
  13. They shape, direction of the blade, doesn't look like a hatchet to me
  14. So you are saying it is 8 inches may be an early flint striker. I have seen some in a similar shape, but not exactly like this one. My last thought would be a scraper....but they were usu...
  15. I am not so sure this is a chisel. The iron looks old, pitted, like the bog iron tools and hearth implements of the 18th century. I am going to look at some the "blade" tapered? does it...
  16. I am thinking this is an 18th century liquor carrying chest. Similar ones are found in George C. Neumann's book, "Early American Antique Country Furnishings". This differs in that it is slightly sma...
  17. yeah, the color does look blue in the picture, in real life it is purple.
  18. Sorry! I forgot to tell the answer! The tree this comes from we call Sweet Gum. I happen to agree with fhr, that this is spalting going on here. But, here is more about the Sweet Gum tree: http:/...
  19. It's purlpe.
  20. thank you surfdub and agram! No surdub, not lime and not ash. good guesses!
  21. vetraio, thanks! good guess, but not elm and not a burl. this is a tricky one. I think fhr will know...we will see. Take care vetraio.
  22. zowie, thanks for the complement, I've only been doing this a few months so I have a lot to learn.
  23. fhr, funny I was about to ask you another question. I will try the flour scoop, thanks for the info! My question: what is a cheap good food safe wax for the bowls? Keep an eye out I have another bo...
  24. do you work with an adze fhrjr? I have a HUGE burly maple out back right on the edge of the stream. It is probably wide enough to make slabs out of. I took a branch down because it was dead but i...
  25. fhr, I always love a lecture! That must be a large bbq if you use it to dry stock no? The idea sounds great, but I was under the impression that you wanted to keep the wood in a humid environment. ...
  26. Sean, thanks for the complement! I am doing well, how are you?
  27. Hey surfdubb thanks for the compliment I actually carve the bowls while green. I dry them in ziplock bags. Slowly. It takes about two weeks to dry entirely.
  28. Seriously. Yeah, we used to have a truck deliver them to our house.
  29. I noticed that they started selling these again too. but they are in bags not cans anymore.
  30. paulam...I am jk. That is old for me too! The truth is that I haven't seen too many around though. These were in my parents basement. Take care.
  31. by really mean like late 1970's? I don't think these cans get much more than 20 or 25 dollars.
  32. scottvez, drfluffy, izenglish. thanks for the info. I think I will hold onto this one for a bit. I love the work, and the buy was good enough to be able to keep it. Thanks again for the help!!!!
  33. based on color my first guess is cocobolo:
  34. beautiful piece of wood....fhrjr will know, no doubt.
  35. Look at the seam. The vertical line that runs up the side of the bottle. Does the line run all the way up to the top of the lip? Or, does the line fade off?
  36. noob, as in rough, do you mean to the touch? or do you mean sloppy? I would say it is both. Thanks for the help.
  37. fhrjr, "city people suck it up." Hilarious. Some people would pay a lot of money for that knowledge!!! Thanks.
  38. surfdub, yes, this one is very very light
  39. thanks for the loves, vetraio, agh, patsea, agram, jewels, hotair, dr. cindb, kyran, walksoftly, alan and zowie!
  40. thanks for the loves: patsea, agram, doc, kyratango, cindb, mike, vetraio, share, agh, katherines
  41. thank for the love jewels
  42. thanks cinb, manikin and zowie!
  43. shareurpassion, thanks for the comment, these are purple stones, I have yet to research them
  44. Hi, thanks nutsabotas, davyd, and ho2....i do think it is sterling. I agree that the piece attaching the placque is strange. it is a twisted loop, Ill try to get a better picture of it. I agree tha...
  45. thank you zowie
  46. racer, hotair, and cindb, thanks for the comments!
  47. Interesting! could be a make-do. Can you fit your thumb in the opening?
  48. Thanks for the guesses everyone. I believe it is a trenching saw. I saw a similar one in a book.
  49. You too vetraio! fhr, thanks for the info. Ill take a closer look and use my wood ID book as a reference. THanks!
  50. thanks everyone for the guesses. and for the loves!
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