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Seeder
19th c. Hand made garden seeder
Thistle shelf
Stylized thistle wall shelf
Wood and metal wheel
Decorative wood and metal wheel
Painted folk art shelf
Painted folk art shelf
5 Games in One gameboard
5 Games in One gameboard
Chicken whistle
Wild and funky "Chicken whistle"
Cultivator wheels
Cast iron cultivator wheels
Decorative wooden gate
Decorative wooden gate
Bread bag pillowBread bag rug
Rug and pillow made
from bread bags
Clothespin planter
Clothespin planter
Funky metal finial
Funky metal finial
Bottle cap basket
Bottle cap basket
Carved frame
Carved painted frame,
dated 1945
Bog shoe
Hand made horse's bog shoe,
one of two
African-American doll bed
One of two strong, primitive,
African-American doll beds
Portuguese fisherman painting
One of four Portuguese fisherman paintings
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SeederThis is a very decorative, antique, funky, wooden garden seeder. Probably made in the late 1800's or early 1900's as a hand made, factory made piece, from wood and iron which has aged with a good natural and painted surface. This implement has wonderful form and has been hung on a wall as a decorative piece; however, the mechanism seems to work even today. With the two handles, it is about 6 feet long by 32" high by 12" wide. It has a wooden wheel, a metal feeder wheel inside, and and iron hook at the front - probably to attach to a horse harness to be pulled. The main bin was painted red, which has worn and aged nicely. There are two metal gears and an unusual metal chain which turns with the wooden wheel and moves the feeder wheel. This piece is in generally good, sturdy condition, with a wonderful look. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: ARPS.   Antique garden seeder ... The other side ... Closeup of the mechanism ... From behind ... Closeup of wheel ... Mechanism inside ... Overall, from slightly above ... The handles ... Closeup of side ... Closeup of base from behind ... Closeup of iron hook at front.

Thistle shelfThis is a wall shelf cut out in the shape of a stylized thistle. It is built of 3/4" pine, with dark cream paint. There are a number of small tacks for hanging keys or other lightweight objects underneath the shelf. The condition is good, with minor paint wear and a small, old break at the top. The break occurred before the shelf was painted, possibly while it was being made. The shelf measures 20 1/2" high by 11" wide by 8 1/2" deep. Age appears to be from the 1930's or 40's. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: TWOT.   See a slideshow of several views [410k] ... Thistle shelf ... Another view ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Thistle shelf ... Another view.

Wood and metal wheelThis is an old wood and metal wheel. Its original use is unknown, but it has a great look. The hub is cast iron, with remnants of silver paint. The handles are wood, bleached, weathered and cracked with age, and with great surface and patina from use. It is attached to a wooden spool-shaped piece that turns with the wheel, with an iron clamp on the back. It has been mounted on a contemporary metal base in the photos, and is easy to remove and clamp onto something else. The wheel is 12 1/4" across by about 7 1/4" deep; as mounted on the base is stands 17" high by 8 1/2" deep. It is in good sturdy display condition: very weathered with deep age splits in some of the handles. It appears to be from the early 1900's, but may be older. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: CPWR.   See a slideshow of several views [449k] ... Wood and metal wheel ... Another angle ... A third view ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another closeup.

Painted folk art shelfThis is folky and colorful painted wall box. It has nice size and a very good look. This piece was made of plywood with pine sides. The back is cut in the design of flowers, grass, and a tree. The paints have taken on a nice surface over the years. The box has two holes in the back for hanging, or also sits on a shelf. It was probably made around the 1930's or '40's, and is in very good condition. It is about 16" high by 15 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" deep. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TWWS.   Painted folk art shelf ... Closeup ... From above ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup, one side ... Closeup, other side ... Top view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

5 Games in One gameboardThis is a pinball type gameboard with great color and graphics. "Poosh-M-Up 5 Game Streamliner" includes "Twenty-One - Put-N-Take - Baseball - Bagatelle - Pennants". It was made by Northwestern Products, in St. Louis, MO, and has a masonite back with a metal rim, applied printed front, wooden base, and lots of small metal pins and cups. The metal spring device along the right-hand side would have shot the balls onto the board. It is 22 1/4" tall by 12" wide by 1" deep. The condition is very good, with minor wear and soiling. It was probably made in the 1940's or 50's. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TOOA.   "5 Games in One" gameboard ... Closeup of top half ... Close of lower half ... Closer view of top ... Closer view of bottom ... Side view ... Top half, from side ... Bottom half, from side ... Top half, other side ... Bottom half, other side ... Back view ... Back, from side ... With a soda can for scale.

Cultivator wheelsThis is a pair of old cultivator wheels mounted on bases. They have a very decorative form, unlike many that we see. One has remnants of red paint. Each of the wheels has 12 curved arms and is about 16" in diameter. The 6 holed hub is about 3" deep. On newer bases, they stand 23 and 24 1/2 inches high. Judging from the wear and patina of the metal, these pieces seem to be fairly early - perhaps as early as the 1920's. The one with red has some numbers and letters imprinted on the front. These are both in very good, used and weathered condition. We feel they have a wonderful and decorative look. They are priced at $125.00 each, or $225.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TTSA.   Cast iron cultivator wheels ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back view ... Another view ... Left wheel, closeup front ... Left wheel, closeup back ... Left wheel, closeups from sides ... Right wheel, closeup front ... Right wheel, closeup back ... Right wheel, closeup from side ... Both, with a soda can for scale.

Decorative wooden gateThis is a decorative small wooden gate with nice geometric form. It is sturdy and well built, stained brown, with heavy black metal hinges. One hinge is broken, and there is some wear and minor loss as seen in the photos. The gate itself measures 28 1/4" high by 20 1/2" wide. With the hinges it is 28 1/2" by 22 1/4". It was made in the middle of the 20th century. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: CPCP.   See a slideshow of several views [521k] ... Decorative wooden gate ... Side view ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup, upper right ... Upper left ... Lower left ... Closeup other side ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative wooden gate ... Side view ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup, upper right ... Upper left ... Closeup other side.

This "Chickenwhistle" is one of those wild pieces we come across periodically which really make us smile. This contraption has a wooden box with hinged lid, mounted on a base. Above the box is an open basket made from scrap sheet metal, with a handle at the top. The whole thing is painted red and white, with a really nice old surface to the paints. The story is that this device was placed on a piano top with a live chicken in the round metal area on top. Grain was put in the lower box. When the chicken "whistled" along with the tune being played, the lid was opened to the grain box and the chicken got its treat. This piece is 14 1/2" wide, 8" deep, and about 21" high. It supposedly is of African-American origin and is in very good, used condition. It was made c. the 1930's. It makes a great plant stand, display, or just enjoy it for itself. The price is $285.00. Inventory Code: AWAR.   "Chickenwhistle" ... Other side ... Open feedbox lid ... Front ... Back ... View with a plant ... 2nd view with plant.

Bread bag pillowA small round pillow covered with a crocheted cover made from bread bags. It is 12" in diameter and in perfect condition. This interesting, colorful, and unique item does have some age to it. The price is $45.00. Inventory Code: AWOH.   Side view ... Top view.

Bread bag rugA nice, oval rug crocheted from bread bag wrappers. The rug is about 31" by 20". It is more recent than the pillow cover and is also in excellent condition. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: AWOW.   Image ... Another view.

Clothespin planterHere is a planter made from an old can surrounded by old-fashioned painted wood clothespins (not the spring type). The weathered paint is brown over green. Probably made around the 1940's, it is in very good condition. The size is 4 1/4" high by 7 1/4" in diameter. The price is $160.00. Inventory Code: PRWS. Image.

Funky metal finialThis is an old, galvanized metal finial. It has the original white paint, and is very rusty (sturdy, not crumbling) with a couple of bullet holes. This funky piece is about 9" high and 4" along each side of the base. The ball on top is about 2 1/2" in diameter. It is likely from about the 1940's or earlier, and is an interesting, decorative object. The price is $45.00. Inventory Code: TSKA.   Funky metal finial ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... From above ... From below.

Bottle cap basketThis is a sculptural looking bottle cap basket. It has good form, color, and size, and is in excellent condition. The basket is made from old cork lined caps. It is 13" high by 11" wide by 9" deep, and was likely made around the 1940's. The price is $245.00. Inventory Code: CSSO.   See a slideshow of several views [626k] ... Basket made from bottle caps ... Another angle ... Third view ... From above ... Closeup, showing some caps and cork lining ... From below ... Another view from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Basket made from bottle caps ... Another angle ... Third view ... Closeup, showing some caps and cork lining.

Carved frameThis is a very detailed carved and painted wooden desk frame. It is in the form of a house, with a heart under the eaves, patterned shutters, and a small fenced yard. The picture goes in the open window. On the back is painted "Masseille France 1945". It is 10 3/4" high by 11" wide by 2 3/4" deep. The opening is 2 3/4" high by 2" wide. The condition is excellent, with very slight paint loss on two of the fence posts. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: TSTP.   Carved frame ... 3/4 view ... One side ... The other side ... From above ... Closeup of heart ... Closeup of carving and paint detail ... Back view ... Top.

Bog shoeNext are two bog shoes - used on horses for extra support while being used for logging in swampy and snowy conditions. These were found in Iowa, but likely came from either Minnesota or Wisconsin. They are cut from hardwood. One has the more often found metal attachments while the other has a rare leather "harness" to hold on the horse. They were made and used circa 1900, and are in very good, used condition with appropriate wear. The leather on the second one is fairly hard.

This first bog shoe is oval in shape and 8 1/2" by 11" in size. The chiseled areas for the horseshoe to fit into resemble eyes and a mouth, so the shoe looks like a face. The surface is unfinished. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CCAS.   See a slideshow of several views [418k] ... Hand made horse's bog shoe ... Another view, latch moved ... Side view ... End view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Hand made horse's bog shoe ... Another view, latch moved ... Side view ... End view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Bog shoeThis bog shoe is older and has a rare assemblage of metal and leather straps for attaching to the horse's hoof. It has 8 sides and is 12" by 8 3/4". It is built with a second layer of wood on the front. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CCAA.   See a slideshow of several views [334k] ... Bog shoe with leather straps ... Side views ... Front view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bog shoe with leather straps ... Side views ... Front view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

African-American doll bedHere are two African-American doll's beds, found in Tennessee. They have a strong, primitive look with differences in detail from one to the other. Each is built of pine with a plywood bottom, and painted red with silver decoration. The age appears to be approximately from the 1940's. The construction is somewhat crude. This bed has winged figures on the head and foot boards. It stands 18" high by 25 1/2" long by 17 1/2" wide. The paint is slightly weathered. It is in very good condition. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TKRH.   See a slideshow of several views [720k] ... African-American doll bed ... End view ... The other end ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... From above ... From below ... With the other bed (below) ... Both beds, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   African-American doll bed ... End view ... The other end ... Closeup.

African-American doll bedThis second doll bed is decorated with crosses on the head and foot boards. It shows traces of green paint beneath the red. The paint is somewhat more weathered than on the other bed, with some nice alligatored texture. It also has older drawings on the bottom of the plywood, including a multicolored flower. A strip of the bottom plywood is missing. It is 18" high by 25 1/2" long by 18" wide. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TKRW.   See a slideshow of several views [852k] ... African-American doll bed ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup of surface ... Another closeup ... From below ... From above ... With the other bed (above) ... Both beds, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   African-American doll bed ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... Side view ... Closeup of surface ... From below.

Portuguese fisherman painting
Here are four folky paintings of various scenes of activities set on the ocean shore of the same area. All are oil on canvas and mounted, stretched, on wood frames. These are all signed "Paulino", and on the rear of some is the stamp "Antonio Moreira Paulino, Pintor Plastico, Turquel 2460 Alcobaca, Portugal". Three are the same size, 13 3/4" wide by 10 1/4" high, while one is smaller - being about 10 5/8" wide by 8" high. They were likely tourist pieces and done in the middle 1900's. The smaller one has a small tear in the canvas that has been taped from the back, otherwise they are in very good condition. Inventory Code: CCSC.

A. The small painting: A scene of a fisherman pulling a line - $125.00.
B. 1 person leading 4 oxen, with a boat in the surf - $150.00.
C. Several people in a rowboat - $150.00.
D. 8 people pulling a net - $150.00.

See a slideshow of several views [797k] ... Portuguese fisherman painting ... Back view ... Second painting ... Back view ... Closeup of the back ... Third painting ... Back view ... Fourth painting ... Back view ... All four, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Portuguese fisherman painting ... Back view ... Second painting ... Back view ... Closeup of the back ... Third painting ... Back view ... Fourth painting ... Back view ... All four, with a soda can for scale.

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