Ohio Antiques

Ohio Flag   As part of our mission to present quality objects from our material culture and to share our knowledge of the people who created them, the Bodenheimer-Mayer House features items that are known to have been produced within certain geographic areas. Elements from Ohio’s material culture are presented on this page.  Items attributed to a specific county are organized under the county name.  Items that are more broadly interpreted to be part of Ohio’s material culture are grouped together at the bottom of the page. Items currently available from Butler, Columbiana, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Holmes, Mahoning, Muskingum, Portage, Seneca, Warren, Washington and Wayne counties may be found by clicking on the county name.  Clicking here will take you to the photographs of items more generally classified as having been produced in Ohio.


Butler County

440 - 1 piece, 16 light (2 x 8) Cherry Corner Cupboard attributed to Butler County Ohio Corner Cupboard, 1 piece, 16 light (2 x 8) attributed to Butler County Ohio
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Columbiana County

Silhouette; John and Catherine Beard
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Fairfield County

475 - c 1825 Fairfield County Ohio Sheraton Chest Attributed to Jacob Bope Ohio Sheraton Chest; 3/3 drawers; One board top with applied molding; reeded stiles; Attributed to Jacob Bope
Painted Blanket Chest, signed on the back T. Van Sickle, Rushville O Painted Blanket Chest, signed on the back T. Van Sickle, Rushville O
474 - Fairfield County Ohio Work Table with early red finish and scrubbed top Work Table with early red finish and scrubbed top; Great verticality and turned legs
Four Drawer Empire Chest; Carved Sunbursts flank the top drawer; Roundels are carved into the plinth blocks above the legs; Turned half pilasters
Tall Case Clock; Moon dial movement; Original weights and cossack pendulum; Bowed waist door and base; Cherry, mahogany, and curly maple; Attributed to L. Breitenbaugh; 8′ – 6″
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Franklin County

Leuty McGuffey Manahan painting Leuty McGuffey Manahan; The Dinner Bell – 1942; To see other works by the artist, click here
Jane Eckleberry – Girl on a Rocking Horse – SOLD
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Hamilton County

2 Over 4 Chest of Drawers; Cherry and Tiger Maple; Solid tiger maple drawer fronts; Full turned rope pilasters
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Hancock County

Covered Sugar Bowl; Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton Co.; Findlay Ohio, c1889
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Holmes County

Berlin Ohio Birth Fraktur; Watercolor and ink; Mounted on a paper backing with stickers and cut outs from trade cards attached; Signed by artist; 16 5/8″ x 12 5/8″ framed
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Mahoning County

Mourning Fraktur; Records the birth of Maria Herntzelmann on June 15, 1829 in West Salem, Mercert County, Pennsylvania; And, her death on March 19, 1849 in Jackson Township, Mahoning County Ohio; Written in both German and English; 17 3/16″ x 14″ framed
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Muskingum County

Pair of Half Arrow Back Windsor Chairs; One chair marked J(ames) Huey, Zanesville, Ohio;  Both retains their original paint decoration
Zanesville Glass Zanesville Globular Bottle; 24 ribs swirled left; Rare medium aqua blue color; Open pontil; Rolled lip
Zanesville Glass Zanesville Globular Bottle; 24 ribs; Dark amber color; Open pontil; Rolled lip; Possibly White Glass Works
Zanesville Glass Shepard’s Masonic Flask; GIV-32; Aqua
Zanesville Glass Dr. Blocksom’s Chemical Warehouse Zanesville; Applied square collar top; Tubular open pontil; 4 1/4″
Pattern Molded Open Salt; Cobalt blue; 24 vertical ribs; six petal applied base; Attributed to a Zanesville glass house; c1825; 2 7/8″ H , 2 1/2″ diameter – SOLD
Stoneware Piggy Bank, Attributed to a Roseville Pottery House
Conch Bowl, Magnolia pattern; Roseville Pottery
Muskingum County Ohio Sampler Sampler; Stitched by Julia Ann Williams, Age 10
Muskingum County Ohio; c1831; 15″ x 16 1/2″
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Portage County

Blue Opalescent Salt; Blown glass; Rough Pontil; Either Franklin; Kent or Mantua Glass Works; c1825;2 3/4″ H 2 5/8″ D
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Seneca County

Dutrow’s Livery Trade Sign; William and David Dutrow ran a livery, sale, and feed stable in Tiffin; 183/8″ x 6 5/8″ c 1890
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Warren County

Child’s Chest of Drawers; Made by a civil war soldier at the Zoar Furniture Company; Warren County, Ohio; Made as a gift to his niece Emma; Each drawer contains a poignant message to Emma from her uncle
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Washington County

Clerk’s Desk; Cherry; Single dovetailed drawer below a deep well; Interior with 3 dovetailed drawer and 11 pigeon holes; Descended through a Watertown Ohio family; Provenance available
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Wayne County

Paint Decorated Blanket Chest; Attributed to a Sonnenberg (Kidron) Anabaptist/Swiss Mennonite/Amish community; Yellow allover outlining; Floral motif on front; Shaped apron; Exhibited at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio  exhibition of early Ohio furniture
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Generally Attributed to Ohio

Pottery Hall Dog; Signed on Bottom W T M or W M T; Unusual glaze – SOLD
Sewertile Owl on a Branch; 13″ H.
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