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18th century Germanic house-mill called Oswald’s Mill, located in the Penn Dutch country of New Tripoli PA, it is the only known integrally built house-mill in the US. The house is furnished but has a ghostly feel, as if a family was living there years ago and one day just up and left, leaving everything behind. The decor has a colonial, early American feel that adds to the romance and intrigue.

Origin of Early American Wicker: Early American Bedroom Chair. It has been established that one of the first pieces of wickerwork found in America, was a child's cradle said to have been brought in by the Pilgrims who eventually settled in the new land. Other wickerwork, such as baskets, and cradles were produced in colonial America, but the use of wicker for decoration and furniture had not yet been explored. The influece of the China trade, however, dramatically affected the American wicker industry. Traders brought back from the Chinese fantail or peacock chairs as novelty items to America and England. However, most importantly was the rattan being imported to England. There the shiny skin was being stripped off and the reed used to weave seats and backs. At that time, rattan was used as dunnage to hold ships' cargo in place. The stuff was the dumped onto American docks and left to lie until, one day, a young grocer named Cyrus Wakefield took an armfulof it home and wrapped the frame of a rocking chair with it. Here was the begining of the great American wicker furniture industry. Cyrus Wakefield was among the first to recognise the potential of this new enterprise. Wakefied began importing stripped cane of the types most in demand and had soon established himself as the foremost wicker supplier in America. By 1855 he established a rattan furniture company in South Reading (later to be renamed Wakefield), Massachusetts, and was on the way to becoming one of the most prominent American manufacturers of wicker furniture.

This is a traditional Dutch colonial with widow's walk. This American style originated in homes built by German, or “Deutsch” settlers in Pennsylvania as early as the 1600s. A hallmark of the style is a broad gambrelroof with flaring eaves that extend over the porches, creating a barn-like effect.

Saugus Iron Works: Life and Work at an Early American Industrial Site (30) Unearth the remains of colonial America's first fully integrated ironworks, and consider what reconstruction of the site reveals about daily life for some early European settlers. (National Park/National Historic Landmark)

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN OR PERIOD-INSPIRED KITCHEN WITH COLONIAL BLUE CUSTOM CABINETRY, HARDWOOD FLOORS, STONE AND BRICK FLOORS AND EVEN A KITCHEN FIREPLACE. FROM EARLY AMERICAN STONE COLONIAL BY PERIOD ARCHITECTURE LTD., CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE OF PENNSYLVANIA'S DELAWARE VALLEY

The Spanish Colonial architectural style was prominent in early North and South American Spanish colonies. It was characterized as being a mix between simple, solid construction with influences from the ornamentation in design exported by Spain.

Olde Country Antiques specializes in Early American antiques in original paint and surface, including country cupboards, milk cupboards, benches, harvest tables, quality smalls including baskets, quilts, hooked rugs, early hearth iron, early lighting, textiles, stoneware, yelloware and pottery, and other primitives and country antiques used in colonial times.

Circa 1764, A true authentic early American home restored w/special care to keep the historical integrity of the original structure. 2 story center chimney Colonial, Double Staircase, 4 working FPs, beehive oven, gunstock corners, hand hewn beams, wide pine flrs. Finish the att carriage house for expanded living space. Lg barn offers potential. Third Party Approval Needed.

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN OR PERIOD-INSPIRED KITCHEN WITH COLONIAL BLUE CUSTOM CABINETRY, HARDWOOD FLOORS, STONE AND BRICK FLOORS AND EVEN A KITCHEN FIREPLACE. FROM EARLY AMERICAN STONE COLONIAL BY PERIOD ARCHITECTURE LTD., CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE OF PENNSYLVANIA'S DELAWARE VALLEY

From the guest bedroom one passes into the master bedchamber, a room of spacious and elegant proportions with elaborate woodwork almost identical to that of the large reception room directly below. Again there is evidence of the Tysons' collecting enthusiasms: early American glass, many hooked rugs, several samplers, a colonial highboy dresser, and Currier and Ives prints featuring New England winter scenes.

Originating in the late 18th century, this Chippendale-style sofa combines a classic look with timeless details and comfort. The sofa is named for its serpentine back that gracefully flows into high rolled arms. In early versions, lush, elaborate upholstery, tight seating and colonial claw and ball feet were the defining features, as well as the distinctive back and arms. This early style was often found in traditional, Victorian settings. Now, it has become a common furnishing in American

Lt Moses Willard Lamps American handmade Country, Colonial,Early American,Rrimitive and Folk Art Reproduction lighting chandeliers, lamps, antique fixtures

The American Colonial Style covers the period from the arrival of the first early settlers in the sixteenth century to the Declaration of Independence...

American handmade , Colonial,Early American,Rrimitive and Folk ...Lantern

Here is a great example of what American Colonial homes looked like. "the Early American style is more casual and rustic. It was certainly considered to be much more comfortable. For the Early American room, most early 20th C. designers favored painted walls and woodwork. Early American furniture tended to be a little heavier. Antiques were more likely farm furnishings"