Larger Antiques

Most of what we well is small and easy to ship. But sometimes we buy larger items that should be picked up in person or delivered by us or packed and shipped to be delivered by freight or parcel post. This page is for those larger items.

  • Miniature Furniture
  • Children's Furniture
  • Whizzer Bicycle

Early 20th Century Miniature Sheraton Style Chest

Miniature Sheraton style chest, front view

This beautiful miniature Sheraton style chest was made in the early twentieth century circa 1900-30 in the style of the period of about 100 years earlier. It measures only 16 1/4 inches tall. Not including the cookie corners and applied corner posts, the case measures 15 3/4 inches wide, and 8 inches deep. The width including the cookie corners is 18 1/2 inches. The depth from front to back including the cookie corners is 9 inches.

View of left side of miniature Sheraton style chest.View of right side of miniature Sheraton style chest.

It has applied spiral turned posts on the front corners that terminate in turned feet. The back feet are also turned feet. The corner posts and sides are mahogany. The drawers have hand done dovetails. The drawer fronts are mahogany veneer. There is a bit of dryness to the finish here and there. I have left it alone and will leave it up to the buyer as to whether you want to wax it or not. There is a 3/8 inch crack in the veneer at the bottom edge of top drawer front where the veneer is lifting just a tiny bit. This could be tightened up with a bit of glue or left alone according to your preference.

Back view of miniature Sheraton style chest

The chest has three drawers that have original finely detailed brass knobs that are in proportion to the size of the chest. From the construction of the drawers and the style of the chest, I believe that it is American and was probably made in Pennsylvania.

View of bottom of miniature Sheraton style chest

View of side of drawer of Sheraton style chest

Price: Sold.

Antique Pennsylvania Child's Grained Painted Rocking Chair

Front view of antique child's rocking chair

Antique Pennsylvania child's rocking chair in original ochre grained paint with brown and black painted decoration on the arms, legs, seat, back spindles and top crest. Pinstriping done in black. The thicker stripes and other decoration were done in brown. I would estimate that this chair was made in the late nineteenth century.

Back view of antique child's rocking chair

It is in marvelous condition showing only minor wear that I would expect to see in a chair of this age that was used and well taken care of. It is of solid construction that will enable it to support dolls or reasonably well behaved small children for another century or two. There is some light wear to the paint of the seat and minor chipping to the paint as can be seen in the photos which show the chair from every angle.

View of detail of antique child's rocking chair.

View of seat of child's antique rocking chair.

View of one arm of child's antique rocking chair.

Close up view of crest rail of child's antique rocking chair.

View of the bottom of the seat of the child's antique rocking chair.

View of the front of one arm of the child's antique rocking chair.

The chair measures 23 1/2 inches tall, 15 1/4 inches wide across the top crest, and 20 1/4 inches from the frontmost point to the back end of the rockers.

Price: $425.00 not including shipping. Please write or call to ask for a shipping quote.

PA residents add 6% sales tax or provide a valid resale number. If you have any questions, please write or call 717-283-6011.

The reference number for this item is 5194.

 

Whizzer Bicycle circa 1940's-'50s

Side view of Whizzer bicycle

View of other side of Whizzer bikeThis is a Whizzer motor bike made circa 1940's-1950's. This bike is just as we found it. We have not done anything whatsoever to it. It has bright blue paint which has been on there for a long time but it is not the original paint as it covers the head badge. There are some flakes of paint on the head badge and we can see something else underneath the blue paint. If we scraped off the blue paint, I am sure we would be able to see what it is. We do not want to scrape off the paint to do that.

In looking on the internet at images of head badges, we found some Columbia bike head badges that were done similarly to the basic shape of this head badge. Thus we are wondering if it is a Columbia bike frame but we don't know. We will leave it up to the buyers as an expert in bikes to determine who made the frame.

The motor, chain guard, fenders & some other parts are missing. But, the majority of the parts are present & all of the parts that are present appear to be original. This is as seen by the eyes of novices when it comes to Whizzers. Since we do not normally handle this type of item & know very little about it we hope that any & all questions can be answered by the photos. We took photos from several angles to try to to show all of the various points of condition. Please examine the photos that we have provided & bid based on your own opinion as to the condition.

Close up of tire markings on Whizzer bikeThe tires appear to be original. On the side of the tires the size is marked as 26 x 2.125. The tires are also marked, "Made in U.S.A. 196461-2, Nylon, Goodyear Studded Tread". The front tire still has lots of tread remaining. One of our pics shows the Goodyear maker's marking on the front tire. The back tire is well worn. The two tires are currently pliable. But, they do not appear to be flat. However, we do not have a pump to test them out to determine if they would hold air.

The wheels turn nice & smoothly. The chain drive works fine when the pedals are moved. As you can see from the photos there are some areas which have some rust &/or corrosion & some areas which have bright original paint. The name "Whizzer" is impressed into the sides of the gas tank.

The leather seat which is in pretty nice condition is marked "Schwinn Approved" on the back of the top area. One of the coil springs is missing from underneath the seat. The chain drive cover is missing. As mentioned above, the motor is missing. There are probably a number of other parts missing. But, we will leave that up to the Whizzer experts to figure that out as we do not know what other parts might be missing.

View of Whizzer bike's gas tank and seat

Here are some measurements of the bike. The standover height is 30 1/2 inches. The top tube length is 23 inches. The total length of the bike is 69 inches. The back wheel support stand is 9 inches across at the base by 15 1/2 inches tall by 1 1/8 inches wide. The height from the bottom of the wheel to the junction where the the handle bars fit in is 36 1/2 inches. The distance across the handle bars to the exterior of the rubber grips is 24 1/2 inches. There is one nut that turns on to the screw under the handle bars that helps to hold the handle bars in upright position. This nut is not shown in the pics. We do have that nut & it is included. The height from the bottom to the top of the rubber tire is 25 1/2 inches.

The diameter of the exterior metal rim on the tires is 22 1/4 inches. The diameter of the smaller interior metal circular piece on the back wheel is 15 1/2 inches. The gas tank is 14 inches long by 6 inches across at its widest point. The gas tank is currently loose & rotates easily on the bar that it is attached to. There are some areas of rust on the gas tank. The vertical seat tube measures 18 inches long.

View of front end of Whizzer bike

View of bottom of gas tank of Whizzer bike

This Whizzer bike is being offered as is in all respects.

Pickup will be at a location in Lancaster County, PA.

Price: $1,000.00.

PA residents add 6% sales tax or provide a valid resale number. If you have any questions, please write or call 717-283-6011.

The reference number for this item is 5443.