About the Sow’s Ear Antiques house

frontphotoBack in 1739 Ebenezer Crocker moved his house and belongings from the village of West Barnstable on Cape Cod to the village of Santuit, now known as Cotuit.

Ebenezer had been appointed by King George of England to be the overseer of the Wampanoag Tribe. He, therefore had to place his house on the outskirts of their reservation. It took 3 months and a team of 17 oxen to complete the task.

Today the house still stands, and most of the original features of this early, first period house are still intact. We as its present owners are committed to preserving the antique integrity of this wonderful historic landmark and sharing it with the community in the form of our in-home shop, carriage barn, garden shed and grounds.Scan20150413_014

Our shop, the Sow’s Ear Antique Co. offers antiques, painted furniture, primitives, country and formal furnishings, quality reproductions, folk art, oriental rugs, decorative accessories and unique items to enhance any d├ęcor. We invite you to browse in our shop in the 18th Century atmosphere that the buildings and surroundings provide, and to stroll through the herb and flower gardens on the 2 acre grounds. Share with us the ambience of an earlier time and enjoy a piece of Cape Cod history.