Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 30, 2000, Image 54

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    Lancaster Farming
Collectors Intrigued With Rustic Cabin Collectibles
Proof that “everything old is
new again” is the revived interest
in rustic furniture and items re
lated to log cabins, camps, and
Escape from city heat and
stress to a cabin in the cool
woods or mountains became
popular in America in the late
19th century. It began when
America’s new millionaires dis
covered the joys of rural simplici
ty, albeit on a grandiose scale.
For their camps and hunting
lodges in the Adirondacks they
bought hundreds of pieces of
hickory chairs with woven bark
seats, tables with branch legs,
made to order by the Old Hicko
ry Furniture Company in Indi
ana. For the middle classes, it
was only used as garden furni
While Old Hickory Furniture
is the best known maker of rustic
hickory furniture, rustic pieces
were made of local woods in
other sections of the country. In
the South for instance, roots and
branches of both
mountain laurel bush
es and rhododendron
were used. Some
North Carolina pieces
have been found that
at first glance look like
a form of tramp art
decorated with carved
and chipped laurel
roots, often in elabo
rate designs.
Most individual
craftsmen who made
rustic pieces are un
known. An exception,
was Ben Davis of Mars
Hill, North Carolina,
an itinerant preacher,
who worked in the
19205-19305. His side
boards and cupboards
with chip-carved split
root and twig decora
tions are worth hunt
ing for.
Today, small collec
tions of miniature and
doll-size rustic furni
ture are a favorite dec
orative accessory.
Over the years, the
rustic style filtered
down into the early
20th century summer
cabins of the middle
class. After World
War 11, interest in
spending summers in
the mountains or at
the lake declined. In
stead trips to Europe
and other far away
places became the new
Aluminum furniture
replaced rustic porch
furniture. Now, once
again, not only are
people looking with
nostalgia at log cabin
summers, but at build
ing log cabins and col
lecting the variety of
items that went with
them. In fact, often
with the help of deco
rators, they use such
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unlikely objects as ca- oes and
Adirondack pack baskets to
decorate homes and offices.
“Log Spirit,” written by Linda
Arms White, details with photo
graph the many types of log
homes built, their history, and
how they are decorated.
Clues: Since this is a relatively
new collecting category, there are
still examples waiting to be
found. Along with rustic furni
ture, the use of old canoes as
book shelves, became popular
several years ago. I first became
aware of them at the Metrolina
outdoor antiques center outside
of Charlotte, North Carolina,
Prices for fine birch canoes were
a couple of hundred dollars.
Today, prices top at more than
$l,OOO. Painted canoe paddles,
often with nature scenes finely
done, caught my eye. I should
have bought one then, for my
mountain home. Now they are
rarities. When found in outdoor
antique shows, the paintings are
sometimes newly done and artifi
cially aged.
In a fascinating new book on
SAT., JAN. 20, 2001
Antiques & Collectibles - 9:00 AM
Real Estate -12:00 Noon
Location: 24 East Main Street, Ephrata, PA
Real Estate: (12:00 Noon) Building is locat
ed in the heart of Ephrata and has great retail
possibilities and plenty of historic charm!
Approximately 9,500 sq. ft. of heated retail
space on two floors. Other features include
approximately 4,750 sq. ft. of heated base
ment storage and approximately 9,000 s. ft. of
warehouse space, oil fired heat, city sewer
and water, adjacent to several public parking
lots. Retail area is also equipped with large
glass display windows and an inspected and
operational elevator. This property has limit
less possibilities and provides an excellent
opportunity for anyone who wishes to open or
expand their business.
Antiques & Collectibles: (9:00 AM) Large
wooden bolt and screw display, large tin
Sprecher’s Hardware sign, early Seth
Thomas wall clock, lots of tin and other adver
tising signs and posters, large metal revolving
nail bin, early store ledgers, great selection of
early literature, tin smith equipment, early
hardware, large selection of ammo boxes,
gun & rifle literature, tin items made by Cyrus
Moehler, original front door of Sprecher’s
Hardware, lots of raised paneled doors &
shutters. This is a very early listing - full ad will
Real Estate Terms and Conditions; 10%
Down on day of sale. Balance at settlement
on or before 45 days. Real Estate sold as-is.
Any announcements made on the day of sale
take precedence over any advertised informa
Open House: By appointment only! Call 717-
733-8192. See our website at www.hess-auc for more details.
Auction for:
Attorney: Kenelm Shirk 111, Ephrata, PA
For more information call John;
Auction House 717-733-8192
Home 717-664-5238
John M. Hess AU-003483-L
Ryan L. Groff, App.
Bob & Dennis Wolgemuth
H John M.
the subject, “Cabin Collectibles,”
author Ralph Kylloe, who has
decorated rustic homes and com
mercial buildings, offers ideas
not only on what is collectible,
but how it can be used to acces
sorize homes and vacation cab
Consider the paddle yet anoth
er art form. Like folk art paint
ings, some are collected for their
decorations. Well-known 19th
century artist A.F. Tate, known
for his primitive style paintings
of deer and woods, also painted
scenes on paddles and gave them
to friends as gifts.
Another other paddle painter,
A 1 Keech is known for his scenic
paintings on small, paddles made
for tourists who visited the Adi
rondack region.
According to Kylloe, Keech
“Horst Auction Center”
WED., JAN. 3, 2001
AT 2:00 P.M.
Sale to be held at the Horst Auction Center,
located at the corner of Rt. 322 & Durlach Rd
(approx. 2 1/2 miles west of Ephrata)
Ephrata, Lancaster County, PA
FURNITURE: (2) Grained Jelly Cupboards,
Fine Decorated Blanket Chests; Wood Chest
(Red); Rope Cradle (Red); Sheraton Drop Leaf
Table (Red); Pin Top Tavern Table; Dough Tray;
Painted Rocking Horse; Paint Decorated Chairs;
Empire - Slant Front Desk; Chest Of Drawers;
Parlor Suite; Marble Top Sideboard; Shelf Clock;
Victorian - Eastlake Marble Dresser; Wicker
Baby Coach; Antique Oak - (2) Fine 3 Pc.
Bedroom Suites (w/Highback Beds); Highback
Sideboard; Rollback Bedroom Suite; Sq Ext
Table (w/Claw Feet); High Chair; Floor Victrola;
Cottage Dressers; Mahogany Cabinet;
Depression Chifforobe; Arch Trunk;
CHINA & GLASSWARE: Hist. Blue; Blue
Wheat Cups & Saucers; Copper Lustre;
Ironstone; Oriental China; Bluebird China;
Yellowware Bowls; China Figural Clock; Store &
Adv. Calendar Plates; Set Of Noritake China;
Cowden Butter Crock; Pie Plates; Redware &
Stoneware Crocks & Jugs; Decorated Stoneware;
Bennington; Sponge Decorated Tjowl; Bisque
Figurines; Glass Candy Container; Shirley
Temple Glass Pressed & Pattern Glass
Depression Glass (Lg. Amount); Kerosene
Lamps; Min. Gone With The Wind Lamp;
Antique Bottles; Castor Set.
LINENS: Fine Antique Quilts (Jacobs Coat,
Patchwork); Comforters; Crocheted Spread; Pin
Cushion; Linen Towels; Homespun; Vintage
Clothing; Antique Fabrics; Rag Carpet; Baskets;
Antique Prints; Post Cards; Ephemera; Old
PRIMITIVES: Copper Apple butter Kettle;
Cavalry Saddle; Sleigh Bells; Early Sled; Trump
Art Box; Green Agate; Wood Egg Crate; Wood
Buckets; Butterprints; Butter Mold; Paddle;
Wooden Crates; Sausage Stuffer; Bar Scales;
Bridge Lamp; Desk Lamp; Rayo Lamp; Lamp
Parts; Lamp Shades; Antique Drink Fountain;
Coffee Grinders; Adv. Tins; Peanut Butter Tins;
Tin Lunch Boxes; Iron Skillets; Waffle Iron; Fine
Antique Mechanical Bank (William Tell); Toy
Wagon; Antique Tools and (Many Items In Boxes
When Sale Was Listed, Come See What We
1998 Dodee Ram 1500 Pick-un True
Capper, V 8 Engine, Auto., 52,000 Miles,
No out of state checks without prior approval
Horst aucts.
T. Glenn (717) 4 738*30a0
Timothy G. Fax # (717) 738-2132
Thomas A. voices of experience •
painted paddles
are not signed,
but collectors
recognize his
While there
are many exam
ples of painted
paddles in muse
ums, early exam
ples can still turn
up anywhere.
Another type
of paddle decora-
tion are those
done as summer
camp projects by
Sale to be held at the Horst Auction Center, locat
ed at the comer of Rt. 322 & Durlach Rd.
(approx. 2 1/2 miles west of Ephrata), Ephrata,
Lancaster County, PA.
Cupboard: Blanket Chests (One w/Black Trim);
Red Cradle; Wood Chest; Jelly Cupboard; Cherry
Drop Leaf Table; Decorated Plank Chairs;
Primitive Stepback Cupboard; 2 Door Cupboard;
Painted Corner Cupboard; One Door Cupboard;
Dough Box; Rope Bed; Plank Settee; Sheraton
Transitional Chest Of Drawers; Victorian -
Marble Dresser & Washstand; Walnut Dresser;
Walnut Marble Washstand; Outstanding 10 Pc.
New Year Holiday
Auctioneers... Please Mail or Fax
Public Sale Copy Early!
FARM SHOW - Fri., Dec. 29, 2000 - 5:00 p.m,
Fax No. (717) 733-6058
“Horst Auction Center”
SAT., JAN. 6, 2001
AT 9:00 A.M.
'Under Rollti
Carved Mahogany Pining Room Suite (Carved
Legs & Claw Feet); Mahogany Vanity &
Washstand; Oak - Fine Side bv Sid
;; Sq. Extension Table; Library
Table; Ext Table; Treadle Sewing Machine;
Comer Shelf; Antique Brass Bed; Fem Stand;
Maple Chest Of Drawers & Dresser; Iron
Candlestand; Mortised Bench; Child’s Rocker;
Porch Rockers; Wicker Rocker; Fernery; Wicker
Baby Coach; Baby Coach; Pedal Tractor; Pedal
- Maytag Wringer Washer;
Cookware; Set Of Silver Seal Cookware; Lamps;
Bracket Light; Kerosene Lamps; Hanging Lamp;
Alladin Lamp; Ornate Mantel Clock; Early Brass
Andirons; Brass Bucket; Iron Kettle; Sad Iron &
Trivet; Iron Doorstops; Iron Bank; Walnut Trinket
Boxes; Tin Bank.
Gaudy Welsh;
Queens Rose; Copper Lustre Rockingham
Teapots; Snowflake Teapot; Ironstone Pitcher &
Bowl; Set Of Flow Blue Plates; Gaudy Ironstone;
Austrian Chocolate Pot; Set Of Crooksville
China; Ginger Jar; Redware; Decorated
Stoneware; Stoneware Jugs; Pie Plates.
ART POTTERY - Weller Vase; Weller Jardinier;
Rockwood; Hull Art; Art Glass; Heisey Glass;
Pressed & Pattern Glass; Depression Glass; Lead
Crystal; Demijohn.
LINENS - Woolen Coverlet; Amish Linen
Towels; Comforters; Feed Bags; Homespun;
Stereoptic Cards; Baskets; Dolls.
- Original Oil Paintings, (By E.
Roma Gosa); Collection Of Wallace Nutting
Prints (Lg. Interior, Lg. Exterior); Lg. Chester
County Print.
Making Set: Antique & Primitive Hand Tools;
Schnitzelbank; Grist Mill Feed Stand; Corn
Sheller; Grain Cradle; Chick Waterer; Ice Tongs;
RR Oil Can; Butchering Utensils; Galv.
Sprinkling Can; Wooden Measures; Hog
Scrapers; Wooden Barrels; Boxes & Crates;
Antique One Horse Sleigh: Wooden Shutters;
Panel Doors; Orchard Baskets; Horse Drawn Ice
Cutter: Lg. Butcher Block; Milk Cans; Carriage
Seat; Scolding Trough; Wood Ladder; Wood
Rake; Saw Buck; Feed Mill Items; Stone Lifters;
Lg. Millstone Cover; Iron Water Trough.
No out of state checks without prior approval
Horst aucts.
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