From antique furniture to postcards to books, the shop has a great collection of Wakefield related antiques and collectibles.
1874 Authentic Map of Wakefield
Antique Heywood Wakefield Rocker
This great old piece is an antique Heywood-Wakefield Rocker, with its numbered original label ("Heywood Wakefield, Wakefield, Mass.) on its base. Probably dating from the very early twentieth century, this piece is in excellent condition with just a few condition issues.
Hartshorne House Note Cards
A perfect holiday gift: 10 full color cards for $12, nicely packaged. All proceeds benefit the Hartshorne House Association. Also available: full color prints, suitable for framing!
Wicker Rug Beater
Among the products manufactured in Wakefield by the Heywood Wakefield and other rattan and reed manufacturers were a selection of rug beaters. This one was painted white by a previous owner -- not by us! -- but it looks great as an antique architectural accent.
Antique Miniature Heywood Wakefield S
This antique sewing stand is unusual in its diminutive size. A perfect accent for a home in Wakefield, it bears a paper label from the Heywood Wakefield factory, Wakefield, MA.
paper label from the Heywood Wakefield factory
This label is on the miniature sewing stand.
Wakefield History Books
From the 250th anniversary history, to the 350th anniversary history, to present day Arcadia publications, the shop has a great selection of history books. And we love to talk about Wakefield's history!
Antique Wakefield maps
This is a USGS 1907 map of the Wakefield area. A great accent for a local home!
Hartshorne House Association items
Purchase notecards, a 'cookie book' or painted box and the entire proceeds supports the Hartshorne House Association. (Also shown in the photo is an Arcadia publications history, which is not Hartshorne House memorabilia -- it just happened to be next to the HH items in the photo!)
Wakefield Rotary photo -- ca 1922
We have a great selection of paper and ephemera items related to Wakefield. This photo of the Wakefield Rotary at a Christmas party in the 1920s is one example!
Vintage Wakefield Postcards
We have a great selection of postcards from Wakefield and other local towns. Great postcards from Boston and Revere Beach, as well!
Hathaway Stable Sign
The Hathaway Stables, located around the location of the Wakefield Cooperative Bank, was the scene of the first 'conflagration' in the town's history. In 1899 fire devastated the 60 x 90 foot building, killing 39 horses and eventually taking down 18 buildings, including the Central Fire Station.
This advertising placard is a very rare piece of Wakefield history!
Richardson Bitters Bottle
Rare and hard-to-find, this relic of Wakefield's past is labeled "S. O. Richardson's Bitters, South Reading, Mass."
Solon O. Richardson was a tremendously important manufacturer of medicines here in Wakefield (then called South Reading). He was also tremendously civic minded, and sponsored the town's regiment, then called the Richardson Light Guard, and donated toward the furnishing of the Cyrus Wakefield Town Hall and other public philanthropies. SOLD
Wakefield native son John Volpe served two terms as governor and went on to become Secretary of Transportation and ambassador to Italy. We have re-stocked our supply of Volpe memorabilia!
Buffy Sainte-Marie LP, rare VOLPE (for Governor) buttons, pewter Wakefield collectible plate, pewter Emanuel Episcopal Church plate, leather postcard showing the Lincoln Schoolhouse (very rare, circa 1905)