New Stock Arrives Daily
While we don’t have time to take and post pictures of the dozens of new pieces that arrive every week, we will attempt to give a quick weekly update on some of the new arrivals, and include a picture or two of our favorite pieces of the week. If you want to see all the new arrivals you’ll just have to pay us a visit.
Given that this is the last update for the year we thought we would do something different. Instead of talking about what came in over the past week we thought we would take a longer view and tell everyone about some of the exciting things we have planned for winter and spring.
First a brief explanation of how we do things at The Barn. We carry new and antique. Antiques come in everyday, but we also buy large lots and full estates. We always have a large inventory not out on display, so as things sell and we have space, we bring in new items. That is why The Barn is always packed. As for our new items, some we make, some are made by local Ontario manufacturers , some we import, and some we source from many different importers and suppliers. That is how we get our unmatched variety. Because most things are ordered long in advance we can share some of the highlights of what is on the way.
First antique highlights, new unexpected items show up every week however some items that we already have warehoused and will be putting out on display in the coming months include: an estate full of great French pieces [large armoires, marble top commodes, large ornate mirrors, bronzes, tufted leather sofas, gilt chairs, lots of Louie XV pieces], lots of fantastic paintings-large and small, a terrific French walnut bedroom set, too many desks to mention, and a seemingly endless supply of dinning room chairs. As for smalls we have an estimated 150 boxfuls we have yet to sort and price. Some lots we know are coming include: a Dresden lot, lots of cups and saucers, hummels, primitives, a Paragon lot, all kinds of silver plate, and many estate lots that we don’t yet know the contents.
As for the new, we’ve been sold out of Barn made benches and harvest tables for sometime, but a new batch is coming! The first samples of a new reclaimed wood line we will be carrying called Fergus will arrive in January. Our new Provence reclaimed line was such a hit in 2019 that we will be expanding the line, including some pieces we’ve designed that will be exclusive to The Barn. In March large Provence hall benches and round extension tables will turn up. Also in March the first of our exclusive Provence pieces will arrive, a small bookcase. We have the factory working on designs for Provence hall tables, blanket boxes, and large bookcases to add to the line. We also want to eventually carry the line in a second colour, so the small bookcases will be in original white and a new antique black colour. A container of our Nature Form line will be arriving in early spring with many new items and lots of stump vases for everyone who missed out on the last batch. We have lots of great outdoor items coming for spring. The first arrivals might show up in February, but things will start coming in waves starting in mid March 2020. A huge batch of bobblehead garden gnomes are coming. The largest collection of outdoor metal birds we have ever carried is on its way, and should arrive early April. We special ordered a huge quantity of pink flamingos months ago to be sure they arrived on time. Those are just a few of the highlights of what’s coming up.
We are coming up on the 100th anniversary of The Barn, and we know not very many businesses survive that long. We would like to thank all our loyal customers for a terrific 2019. Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!
This past week we received our last shipment of reclaimed wood furniture for the year. The Provence night stands are back in stock, as are the Irish coast large benches. We also got in a sample of the sundried dinning chair. And of course we stocked up on many of our best sellers. Check out our Reproductions page for more details. A small lot of great Krug pieces showed up including: 3piece table, mirror, and chair set, ornate extra special corner what knot [a rare piece for Krug], 3 Windsor chairs, and a 32” round kitchen table. A photo is attached of a few of the Krug pieces. We put out a collection of 23 assorted vintage lighters. To answer the two questions we always get about lighters: yes there are some Zippos, and yes they work. We make sure they are all working-a photo is attached. We put out a great batch of cups and saucers, and mustache cups, including: KPM, Shelley, Meissen, Nippon, Minton’s, Spode, Wedgwood, and more. More new arrivals included: WWII helmet made in Windsor, 2 manual typewriters- 1 Remington, thick pine hall tree, coke collectibles, electrified brass wall oil lamp, newly refinished grain scale, a collection of antique tools, E. Sharland & E. H. Barlow coloured etchings, lots more desk and dinning chairs, and more. Tis the season for entertaining and sets of crystal glasses are a big seller this time of year, so we put out a fresh batch. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukah, Jovial Festivus, and a fantastic holiday!!!
This past week we got inspired and put out endless boxfuls of great smalls. Attached to this update are a couple of photos of some of the porcelain pieces. China pieces included: 2 large Dresden figurines, 6 cobalt blue and gold Dulin & Martin dinner plates, large and small pitchers, planters, platters, vases, late 18th century Chamberlains tea pot, and more. Last week we got in the best soup tureen we’ve seen in years. One came in this week that is even better and it has the matching ladle-its in the 1st photo on the left. A large collection of wood carvings came in including: pipes, tribal figures, wall carvings, various bowls an holders, cups, and more. Antique furniture arrivals included: 48” round entrance table, 5’9” pine mantle, quarter cut oak porch chair, round oak games table, Jacobean oak gateleg drop leaf table, walnut cedar chest, wicker and iron towel stand, exceptional carved French walnut magazine rack, barley twist hall chair, set of 4 Chippendale chairs, and assorted chairs and small tables. More smalls and odds and ends included: assorted sterling flatware, lots of silver plate hollowware, many sets of crystal glasses, baguette slicer, brass poker set, log holders, 5′ x 8′ Oriental rug, 2 large oil paintings, cruet set, Spanish brass and crystal chandelier, large milk can, 4 shutters, 3 Mont Blanc pencils and 1 pen, 2 M. Hohner harmonicas, and lots more. We will be open 7 days this week to help accommodate last minute holiday shopping. Happy Holidays!!!
This past week we received a shipment of reproduction pine furniture from Springwater Ontario. Springwater arrivals included: ladder shelves, chimney bookcases, 3 & 5 hook coat racks, 3′ & 4′ bucket benches, tall sideboards, tater bins, plank shelf, chalet bench, double flip coffee table, foyer table, 3 cube cubby benches, and 6 cube high cubbies. Navy is a new Springwater colour, there is a photo of a vintage navy tater bin attached to this update. We put out lots of exceptional smalls this week in case you want to have a fancy antique Christmas. A partial list includes: Exceptional Royal Wood & Sons bowl & pitcher set, flow blue platters, Victorian hand painted water pitcher, Sevres compote, 12” Royal Saxe vase, 2 blue S. Fielding & co. pitchers, Hobnail footed candy dish, great soup tureen, 6piece John Maddock & Sons bowl & pitcher set, and more pieces buy Spode, Dresden, Royal Doulton, and more. Additional arrivals included: L.G. Smith manual typewriter, a collection of vintage cigarette tins & cigar boxes, brass fire pot, inlaid parlour table, small white bathroom cabinet, assorted silver pate hollowware, 2 sets of vintage wooden skies, cast iron and oak pub table, Persian rug, needlepoint footstool, ice cream table, 2 primitive coffee grinders, 6′ spooled Canadiana porch bench, 3piece solid brass and glass table set, pair of shield back side chairs, large brass wood box, nice carved accent chair, metal vanity stool, 2 large King & Queen prints, David Anderson 6piece set of sterling spoons, and lots more.
The famous barn Christmas trees are up, it’s officially the holiday season now! A bunch of items came in this week that we have had different versions of over the last month. So if you missed the first Paymaster another one came, as did another early Quebec sleigh, and yet another walnut sofa table. Sometimes similar items come in quick succession than we don’t see them again for a long time. The randomness of the universe abounds! Antique furniture arrivals from this past week included: a Rosewood spinet desk, round quarter cut oak table with 4 leaves, primitive pine cradle that would make a terrific wood box, 6 piece mahogany bedroom set with a pair of twin headboards, open corner what knot, 3′ x 5′ pine harvest table, pair of iron plant stands, elm drop front desk, and lots of chairs[maple office chair, pair of Italian Provincial arm chairs, 6 Queen Anne arm chairs, Windsor arm chair, and more]. We brought in a bunch of large paintings, a photo of a couple of them is attached. More arrivals included: lots of crystal[glasses, vases, bowls, pitchers, candle holders, etc.], a few Wedgwood pieces, large 15” beer stein, large white wicker vase, unusual Swedish 83% silver flatware set, and more.
This past week we received a shipment of reclaimed wood furniture from our Irish coast and Provence lines. Photos can be seen on our Reproductions page. Cast iron bookends arrived, which are always a popular Christmas gift, especially the cats and moose figures. Lots of Canadiana and primitive pieces came in this week including: dovetailed pine blanker box, pine dresser, butter churn, oil lamps, sad irons including a rare sad iron holder/warmer, 3 primitive washstands, small open pine bookcase, pine treasure box, unusual pine medicine cabinet, 3 primitive mirrors[round, tall, and a fancy window mirror], clothes retriever, 2 wall shelves, rug beater, oval pine lamp table, 2 sleighs-1 early Quebec, made in Canada 5 seater toboggan, and more. Additional arrivals included: refinished working oak wall phone-a photo is attached, pair of Queen Ann arm chairs, set of 8 mid-century modern dinning chairs, lots more assorted chairs, 2 pairs of wall sconces, steamer trunk, oak sideboard, 1920’s walnut sofa table, kid’s wicker rocker, piano stool, coffee grinder, model ship, nest of tables, assorted small tables, pair of lamps made from wagon wheel centers, assorted cups and saucers, 12 light brass Williamsburg chandelier, 2 framed tapestries, Louie XV style arm chair, assorted framed prints and paintings, and lots more. A photo is attached of the most unusual new arrival of the week. Its 25” high, brass, and we have no idea what it is. If you can figure it out please let us know?
A big shipment from our Nature Form line arrived this week. A photo is attached of a few of the new items. Check out the Nature Form section on our Reproductions page for more photos. Nature Form arrivals included: large totem pole, 5′ carved mirror, 7 types of child’s stools, 3 sizes of large vases, 3 sizes of pedestals, green wood outdoor mushroom sculpture, Elephant wall carvings, drums, hand carved bowls, frog croakers, stump vases, lots of wooden figures[happy Buddha, motorcycle, all kinds of animals, etc.], and a large collection of wood wall plaques. Antique furniture arrivals included: oak roll top desk, small oak Chevelle mirror, high leg Hepplewhite sideboard, French inlaid tea table, dovetailed pine blanket box, nice organ stool with cast iron feet, spooled oak swivel office chair, oak china cabinet, assorted small tables and stools, and lots of living room and dinning room chairs. Lots of lighting including: double student’s lamp, trench art shell lamp, banker’s lamp, 3 colonial lamps, and a pair of industrial ceiling lights. More new arrivals included: a large lot of silver plate, globe of the earth, microscope set, copper bird, small hump trunk, wash boards, pair of ballerina wall plaques, vintage ashtray stand, large early 19th century bible, 4 gilt mirrors in various sizes, wall entranceway set[mirror, shelf, and pair of candle holders], boat motor, child’s chair with court jester, really cool and heavy large cast iron cow, and more. In a week where there was multiple items that could have been chosen as the most unusual item of the week, the award goes to an antique wagon wheel on a stand-a photo is attached.
They’re back!!! The hugely popular bobblehead gnomes which we thought were never going to be seen again are back. If you place a big enough order sometimes things work out. They showed up with a bunch of large resin Christmas figures, photos are attached. We also got in some of our more popular small garden gnome figures. We usually don’t carry them this time of year, but many of our customers requested that we bring them back for Christmas presents, so we did. Speaking of Christmas, we put out all kinds of new holiday items this week. As well as many vintage Christmas items that we’ve been collecting and stashing away all year long. Antique furniture arrivals from this past week included: lots of assorted chairs, a nice solid walnut button push dropleaf sofa table, walnut cedar chest, oak wash stand, walnut double bed, large gold mirror, walnut tea table, pink porcelain pedestal, large iron and glass coffee table, umbrella stand, oak potty, carved oak headboard, faux finished 2 drawer dresser, iron and glass entrance table, Eastlake organ stool, and more. More cool new stuff includes: a copper boiler, gold milk can, nice oak coal scuttle, funky alligator shaped lake gator sign, large majolica center bowl, 34” tall pair of Italian figure lamps-a photo is attached, butter churn, bird feeder, a lot of vintage cameras, Remington manual typewriter and case marked British empire product, outdoor planters, assorted china, vintage prop phone, 2 floor lamps, and lots more. The award for most unusual item of the week goes to a single snow shoe that someone has made into an odd piece of Christmas décor.
This week we received a shipment of reclaimed wood furniture. All arrivals were from our Irish coast and Provence lines, a photo of the Provence dinning table is attached. More photos and details can be seen on our Reproductions page. Photos are also attached of three small French tables and a tufted red leather sofa from the Art shoppe. There are actually two identical sofas, we will be selling them separately if you only need one. Antique furniture arrivals from this past week included: a nice marble top plant stand, small walnut bookcase, half moon end table, small quarter cut oak drop front desk, set of 5 Hepplewhite chairs, mahogany footstool, matching Empire rocker and chair, round mahogany tilt top table, maple school desk, oak blanket box, a shipping trunk, and a bunch of assorted chairs. Even more stuff showed up including: crystal decanters, sets of crystal wine glasses, large cylindrical cut crystal vase, some figurines, small wind up clock, cuckoo clock, 3 mantle clocks, 2 wooden rice bowls, 2 gilt mirrors, a lot of cups and saucers, ornate cast iron chandelier, Jacobian twist mirror, brass kettle and stand, nice electrified Gone with the wind lamp, buck saw, boat buoy, cant hook, collection of vintage hats, round school clock, assorted lamps, assorted framed prints and paintings, a working floor model antique radio made in Stratford Ontario, a not working table top antique radio, wood boxes, and lots more.
Lots of cool lighting showed up this passed week including a rare 8 arm crystal chandelier type lamp, and a bunch of chandeliers. A photo is attached of a funky vintage light fixture with floating balls inside the hanging balls. Another attached photo is of a mint condition violin in a carrying case. Yes we carry musical instruments! We get everything from accordions to zithers. The stock is always changing, at the moment we have a complete drum kit, a flute, a nice baby grand piano, and a couple of African style drums, in addition to the violin. More new arrivals included: Armin Trosser coffee grinder, giant 34” X 75” curved top window mirror, large wooden step ladder, Asian black lacquer 4 panel folding screen, heavily inlaid oval Victorian parlour table, cool 4 section wood butter mold, a pair of wool cards, Ransbottom jardiniere, lots of crystal bowls, gilt serving tray, assorted vintage kitchen tools, wood tool box, iron shelf brackets, assorted kitchen chairs, a collection of antique tools, 57” tall round pedestal, plaster Greek column, glass insulators, assorted silver plate, Iron garden tea cart, hand forged German cleaver, 24 vintage hardy boys books, vintage paymaster adding machine in perfect condition, and lots more.
For anyone wondering, the middle photo this week is a Howdah. A Howdah is a chair or bed used for riding an elephant or camel. It even has the holes drilled for attaching a canopy. It is good for all your elephant riding needs, which should come in handy in Ontario. One of our customers said it would make a fantastic dog bed. Antique furniture arrivals this week included: heavy iron coat tree, dovetailed pine blanket box, rare 8′ long sofa table, large walnut dropleaf table, assorted small tables, walnut half moon table, T. Eaton Co. miniature parlour table, walnut magazine table, and more. A photo is attached of 4 of the always popular wood crates. More fun arrivals included: 2 brass wood boxes, a batch of oil lamps, a collection of sad irons and trivets, 2 stained glass windows, small cathedral clock, bowls galore[china, wood, brass, etc.], cream can, window mirror, assorted miniatures, mason jars, planters, block and tackle, and lots more. If you are a regular reader of these updates and you’ve noticed that we mention magazine tables nearly every week, it’s not the same one! We get and sell lots of magazine tables. We don’t think many of them get used for magazines these days, but they are handy little tables just the same.
This past week we began preparations for winter at The Barn, the fireplace will be on soon. Of course we still made some time for new arrivals. A new line of larger embossed tin signs arrived. Antique furniture arrivals included: a set of 4 Queen Anne dinning chairs[2 arms, 2 sides] from the Art Shoppe, set of 4 Eastlake caned kitchen chairs, 2 door pine TV cabinet, cherry French provincial sideboard, 2 walnut magazine tables, a nice walnut magazine rack, ornate double wall shelf, oak stenographer’s chair, maple hall tree, small walnut halfmoon table, collapsible sewing cabinet, unusual walnut end table, and more. A bunch of chandeliers showed up this week, we took a photo of one before it got hung up, a photo is attached. More fun arrivals included: 2 Underwood manual typewriters, 2 large framed 1970’s paintings, 2 early Kodak cameras, copper broiler, unusual baby scale with wicker baby holder, 1950’s signed Lucite purse, pair of large wooden clamps, oval gilt mirror, wood step ladder, mirrored wall miniatures display, cool trunk with travel stickers, Set of 6 John Aynsley cobalt blue demitasse cups and saucers, Four Wedgwood pieces including a nice biscuit barrel, a small batch of great Aynsley cups and saucers, and more. The award for most unusual item of the week goes to a set of 1970’s doorway curtain beads.