I was thinking today about which antiques are really selling in Maine, and started making a list. Then, I thought about what's not selling, and made a list of those antiques too.
Above on the left is a half hull ship's model, about 14 inches long and mounted on board, which is in a local antiques shop and priced at $595. The Lion and Lamb hooked rug was mounted and hanging in another local shop, priced at $1350.
Antiques Which are Selling
- Hooked Rugs, late 19th and early 20th century - especially anything with animals, people, scenic, ships
- Silhouettes from the mid-1800s
- Country furniture in old paint, 19th century
- Marine anything - half hulls mounted on boards, also paintings and other artwork, rugs, etc. Around here, if it's a ships' theme, it's probably going to sell.
- Vintage lighting from the 1920s and 1930s
- Garden antiques
- Folk art, particularly one-of-a-kind items which are interesting and colorful
- Fireplace tools and accessories from the 19th c
- Early baskets
- Large wood country bowls, and if they have old paint on them, even better
- Vintage leather furniture
Slow Selling Antiques
- Quilts in common patterns, especially those from the Depression era
- Oriental Rugs
- Silverplate tablewares
- 19th century glass
- Samplers, particularly really late 19th c or early 20th c
- 19th c. brown furniture
- Vintage clothing from just about any era
- Duck decoys