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Painted hutch
Folk art cabinet with crazed paint, scalloped top
High blanket chest with carved arrowheads
High blanket chest with carved arrowheads
7 1/2 feet high Crown of thorns
7 1/2 feet high hall stand
Crown of thorns with hearts
Metal found object chair
Metal found object chair
Memory ware shard pedestal stand
Memory ware shard
pedestal stand
Folky cupboard
Folky African-
American cupboard
Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt
Table made from stainless steel
industrial conveyor belt
Tramp art pedestal stand
Tramp art pedestal stand
Horseshoe plant stand
Horseshoe stand
Twig and Bentwood Adirondack Stand
Twig and Bentwood Adirondack Stand
Stand
1920's Two-tier stand
with paint decoration
Magazine rack
Painted wood magazine rack
Painted shelf
Hand Made Painted shelf
Rustic stand
Nicely decorated
rustic stand
Carved stand
Carved stand with
snakes, salamanders
Funky what-not shelf
Funky what-not shelf
stand
Red and green
plant stand
Thistle shelf
Stylized thistle wall shelf
Plant stand
Metal plant stand
Marquetry standMarquetry stand
Marquetry pedestal stand with intricate decoration
Pair of pedestal stands
Pair of pedestal stands
twig planter
Hickory planter
good form, surface
Primitive carved fuse box
Primitive carved fuse box
cupboard: "DANGER"
Lamps and Lighting     Rustic, Twig, Camp, and Adirondack     Stands, Planters, Pedestals, Displays

Marquetry standMarquetry standThis is a very intricate small marquetry pedestal stand. Each side of the upright is decorated in a different pattern. The four feet also have incised designs. The different colors of wood are finished in a clear lacquer or varnish. It stands 13" high by 7 3/4" by 7 3/4". From the early 1900's, it is in very good condition with some minor surface wear. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: COAO.   Marquetry stand ... Another view ... From above ... Fourth view ... Another side view ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeups of the upright ... Another view from above ... Closeup of the base ... Another closeup of the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Marquetry stand ... Another view ... From above ... Fourth view ... Another side view ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeups of the upright ... Another view from above ... Closeup of the base ... Another closeup of the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Pair of pedestal standsHere is a pair of hand made pedestal stands. They are sturdily built and painted a dark rust color. Decorative molding was applied around the top, bottom, and middle of the shafts. Each stand sits on four wedge-shaped feet. The stands are in very good condition, strong and useable. Each one has an age split across the top, along with some minor scrapes and paint weathering. One stand has faded to a slightly lighter shade than the other. Each is 29" high by 12" by 12". They were made in the first half of the 20th c. They are priced at $375.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TRKS.   Pair of pedestal stands ... Larger photo.

One of the stands ... Two side views ... The other two sides ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Another view of the base ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   One of the stands ... Two side views ... The other two sides.

The second stand ... Two side views ... The other two sides ... Closeup of the top ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   The second stand ... Two side views ... The other two sides.

Painted hutchThis is a folk art cabinet with wonderful, crazed gray and blue paint and a scalloped top. The top skirt has applied, carved decoration. This glass fronted piece is 45" high by 36 1/2" wide by 15 1/2" deep. It is in good, used condition with paint wear as seen in the photos, especially on the doors. The bottom board on the back is broken at one end. The age is unknown, either late 1800's or early 1900's. The price is $1900.00. Inventory Code: TRWW.   Painted hutch ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of bottom ... From above ... Side views ... Another angle ... Closeup from side ... Doors open ... Closer view inside ... Back ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painted hutch ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of bottom ... From above ... Side views ... Another angle ... Closeup from side ... Doors open ... Closer view inside ... Back ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

High blanket chest with carved arrowheadsThis is a blanket chest on legs with applied carved arrowheads. It is a striking piece. The chest is of single board construction with a varnish finish and good patina. The inside is divided into two compartments. The lid lifts off. "J.R.D. 1926" is carved into the front edge of the lid, more letters on one side of the lid, and the letter "M" is carved on one side of the chest. The lower front is decorated with incised circles and inverted "Y" shapes. It stands 31" high by 42" wide by 17" deep. The condition is good with a fair amount of surface scratches. It was most likely found in western NC or eastern TN. The price is $975.00. Inventory Code: TRWR.   High blanket chest with carved arrowheads ... Another view (with flash) ... Closeup ... A different angle ... Fourth view ... From above ... Lid removed ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   High blanket chest with carved arrowheads ... Another view (with flash) ... Closeup ... A different angle ... Fourth view ... From above ... Lid removed ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Crown of thorns hall standThis is the largest and most outstanding piece of crown of thorns construction we have ever seen. It has five frames, a shelf, and a drawer. The construction is entirely crown of thorns - the only fasteners used are in the drawer and one of the frames. The drawer is notched out to slide into the interlocking pieces. Five sets of carved hearts are worked into the upper part.

It is made from unfinished pine, and stands 7 1/2 feet (90") high by 50" wide by 13" deep; the shelf is 39 1/2" wide. It is quite sturdy and functional - there is no problem with setting even fairly heavy things on the shelf.

This piece was found in Louisville, KY, probably made in that area around the turn of the century, and is in excellent condition. The person who found it, sitting in an attic covered with soot, turned a garden hose on it, and in the process, washed off much of the gesso from the large frame in the center. The resulting mottled surface, (while it looks good in our opinion), is obviously not in its original condition. The only other flaw is a missing drawer pull. We will be carving a replacement to match. There is no damage or loss to the crown of thorns. This is a spectacular and beautiful piece of furniture. The price is $12,500.00. Inventory Code: PKOK.   Crown of thorns hall stand ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup of carved hearts ... Closeup of top ... Details ... Drawer open, showing notching ... Upper half ... Lower half ... Bottom inside ... With Matt, to show scale.

Folky cupboardThis is a very folky cupboard that came out of an African-American church near Rutherfordton, NC. The front and sides are pine tongue and groove wood called bead. The front is decorated with carved pine trim. It is finished in a medium brown varnish which is somewhat crazed. There are three doors, each hinged at the bottom, opening into three compartments. It stands 68 1/2" high, 28" wide and 15" deep. This striking and unusual piece was made in the early 1900's. It is in very good condition, sturdy and useable. There is a small mousehole on one side, and the trim on the upper door has been replaced. The price is $4800.00. Inventory Code: AWKP.   African-American church cupboard ... 3/4 view ... 3/4 view, other side ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the upper door ... Closeup of the middle door ... Closeup of the lower door ... With Matt for size ... With the middle door open ... With the top two doors open ... With the bottom door open ... One side ... The other side ... Back.

Metal found object chairThis is a metal chair made from objects found around the farm. The seat is a large pitchfork, the back is a disk from a cultivator. There are three horseshoes worked in, along with chain and other machine or wagon parts. While it has rockers and does rock, the tendency is to sit still on the rear stops. It has very nice old black and yellow paint. The chair measures 29" high by 21" wide by 28" deep. It is in very good, useable condition with minor paint wear, from the 1930's or 40's. The price is $675.00. Inventory Code: TPHH.   Metal found object chair ... Front view ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup of back and seat ... Closeup of lower front ... Closeup, one side ... Closeup, other side ... Another overall view ... Back view ... From above.

Metal table made from industrial conveyor beltThis is a folk art table hand made from stainless steel industrial conveyor belt. Each of the links was welded one by one so they would not move. The belts were found in a metal scrap yard and originally came from a candy manufacturing plant in Louisiana. On the bottom of the links is impressed the name Tabletop and the code SS815. It has been strengthened by the addition of four triangular stainless steel plates welded into the legs. The table is rigid and does not flex, but it will rock slightly from side to side under pressure. It is a sturdy and functional piece of art. The table was made within the last few years and is in very good condition. It is 29" high by 19 1/2" wide by 18" deep. Each link is approximately 4 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" high. The price is $575.00. Inventory Code: CPOS.   Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... One side ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... From above ... Closeup from above ... Second closeup from above ... The lower shelf, from above ... Top view ... From below ... Closeup from below ... Second closeup from below ... Closeup of feet ... One foot ... Another foot ... Closeup of inner belt ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... One side ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeup from above ... Second closeup from above ... The lower shelf, from above ... Top view ... From below ... Second closeup from below ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Magazine rackA wonderful cream colored, painted, hanging magazine rack. The form is absolutely super. It is from the early 1900's, with nice crazed paint. In excellent condition, it is 12" wide, 24" high, and 7" deep. The construction is well done both from the standpoint of workmanship and artistry. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: PKAH.   Magazine rack ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Back.

Twig and Bentwood Adirondack StandThis is a rustic, Adirondack style twig and bentwood stand. It has nice size, unusual form, and a very good surface. This piece was probably made in the early 1900's. It has primarily a dark and somewhat mottled or variegated finish, with traces of old paints. The base and top of the stand are pine. The base is rectangular, about 8 1/2" by 12", while the top is about 9" square. It is just under 24" tall. This piece has a little wear to the finish and some slight loss, but otherwise is in extremely good and sturdy condition. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TWHO.   Adirondack twig stand ... Second Overall ... Third Overall ... The Top ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of top - 2 ... From Above ... Base 1 ... Another base view ... Third base ... On its side ... 2 sides ... Scale with soda can.

Plant standThis is an exceptionally nice, old, metal plant stand, with a sort of deco look. It has an inner section with a flat metal spiral which both supports and creates a sense of motion. The stand is 39" high with the center tube 4" in diameter. The 5 arms which hold the plants can both swing and be moved to various levels. If fully extended, they could be as much as 2 feet apart. The base is a tripod, tipped with balls, and is 23" on each side. The stand was probably made about the 1920's or 30's and is in excellent condition. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: AHPH.   Metal plant stand ... From above ... A second overall view ... 3rd angle ... 4th view ... Without the planter loops.

Memory ware shard pedestal standThis is a really beautiful and detailed memory ware pedestal. It is covered with a particularly rich variety of shards from very fine china, as well as doll heads, baby figurines, patterned glass, a china frog and rooster's head, a lady's watch, and a doll's cup and pitcher. The spaces between the shards are painted in an old, dark, oxidized gold. In the center top is a heavy hammered copper ashtray that is not attached. It lifts off to reveal a round open space. While probably not original to the stand, this is how we found it, so we are offering it as is.

There is a fair amount of loss around the lower edges of the top, with a lesser amount on the edges of the base. This is not at all obvious or intrusive to us, we had to look closely to see some of it. Take a look at the many closeup images to see the great detail for yourself, and if you have any questions, give us a call. This wonderful stand was made in the early 1900's. Some of the decoration appears to be much older. It measures 28" high by about 9" by 9". The price is $775.00. Inventory Code: THHA.   Memory ware pedestal stand ... The other sides ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Closeup of the middle ... From above ... From above, ashtray removed ... Another overall view from above ... Closeup of top, 2nd side ... Closeup of top, 3rd side ... Closeup of top, 4th side ... Closeup of base, 2nd side ... Closeup of base, 3rd side ... Closeup of base, 4th side ... Top, from below ... Another closeup of top, ashtray removed ... Final closeup of top ... Another closeup of base, from above ... Extreme closeup of base.

This is a very nicely constructed and decorated two tier stand. It has strong lines, a good look, and is sturdy and functional. Made around the 1920's, the surface is finished in a dark varnish with silver painted highlights all over. The structural pieces provide added visual interest as well as support. The stand is 28" high, with a top of 16" by 17 1/2" and a smaller shelf which is 11" square. The condition is excellent, with very slight surface wear. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: ACOP.   Folk art stand ... Another view ... View 3 ... View 4 ... View 5 ... Bottom.

twig planterThis is a hickory planter with great form, surface, and age. It is all original, in excellent sturdy condition. The planter is 37" wide, 30 1/2" high to the top of the handles, and 13 1/2" deep. It is finished in a dark varnish which has aged nicely; and is well decorated with split and bent pieces. There is a small area on both of the long surfaces which seem to have been made as frames. Although they may have been done simply for decorative aspects, they certainly can be used to hold a small picture. The planter was probably made in the 1930's or 40's - although it could be earlier. The price is $795.00. Inventory Code: AHAT.   Hickory planter ... Another view.

Folky fuse boxThis is a home made small folk art cupboard made from a wood fuse box with "DANGER" and other carvings. It is put together from thick pine boards and painted an old white which has crackled, with splashes of yellow. The front of the box has a carved "X", and other initials including a backward "N" and a second "X" made into a stylized person with a head and face. The box has a slant top which indicates it was used outside. It also has an old hasp for securing. The door is easily opened. The front of the box is about 17 1/2" to the top by 13 3/4" wide. It is 7 1/2" deep, and the top is 13 1/2" high in the back. This leaves a nice storage space inside, which is about 12" by 12" by 6". This unusual piece was probably made around 1940 or earlier. Some of the paint is more recent; the red and black highlights are contemporary additions. The door was cracked down the middle and reglued. The box has some wear, loss, and soil, but is sturdy, very usable, and a real one-of-a-kind piece. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: TWWH.   Folky "Danger" box ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Door open ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Painted shelfThis is a folky hand made small shelf. It has good form and design, and was very nicely constructed from pine and crate wood. This was originally painted white which has taken on a wonderful alligatored and knobbled surface over the years. The shelf is sturdy and has more detailed elements (like mortised supports) than found in many home-constructed pieces. The size is about 20 1/2" high by 10" wide by 5 1/4" deep. Each of the shelves has a little lip on the front to contain objects. This can also be turned over to sit on a table or shelf. It was probably made in the early 1900's and is in very good condition. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: TWKC.   Painted shelves ... Closeup of surface ... The other side ... Front view ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Back view ... Inverted, standing on a shelf ... With a soda can for scale.

Tramp art pedestal standThis is a tramp art pedestal stand with a print of a stag set under glass in the top. The workmanship is very nice, with the top layers carved into a delicate zigzag pattern. It stands 26 3/4" high by 8 1/4" by 8 1/4" at the base. The surface is a weathered light colored lacquer or varnish. The condition is fairly good: it is excellent at the top, with some loss around the edges of the base as shown in the photos. There is also what looks like some old water staining on the print. Age is from the early 1900's. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: COSC.   Tramp art pedestal stand ... The top ... The other three sides ... Three more views ... Closeup of the top ... Second closeup of the top ... Third closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Second closeup of the base ... Third closeup of the base ... Fourth closeup of the base ... Fifth closeup of the base ... From above ... Closeup from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art pedestal stand ... The top ... The other three sides ... Three more views ... Closeup of the top ... Second closeup of the top ... Third closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Second closeup of the base ... Third closeup of the base ... Fourth closeup of the base ... Fifth closeup of the base ... From above ... Closeup from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Horseshoe plant standThis is a plant stand made from welded horseshoes. It has good form and design. It stands 27 1/4" high by 13 1/2" in diameter; in excellent condition with weathered black painted surface. It was probably made in the early 1900's The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: ASCK.   Horseshoe plant stand ... Two more views ... More angles ... Closeup of base ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Horseshoe plant stand ... Two more views ... More angles ... Closeup of base ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Funky what-not shelfThis is a very odd, funky, one of a kind what-not shelf. It has two propellers that can turn at the top, a stairway from one shelf to the other, copper wire fence around the edges, and colorful labels from the fruit crates used to build it. It was probably made around the 1940's, and stands 18" high by 11 3/4" wide by 8 1/4" deep. Two of the scallops on the bottom right corner were broken off a long time ago, possibly when it was made. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: CSPA.   Funky what-not shelf ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of some crate labels ... Closeup from side ... From above ... A face visible from below ... A crate label, from below ... The bottom ... Video of the action [7.9Mb] ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Funky what-not shelf ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of some crate labels ... Closeup from side ... From above.

standThis is square plant stand with a bottom shelf. It has a sculptural look. Made out of wood strips, with some running on the diagonal. It is in very good condition, and has an old dark red paint over an older green. It is 10 1/4" square and 24" high. From around the 1930's. The price is $160.00. Inventory Code: ASHH.   Plant stand ... Another view.

Carved standThis amphibian-covered stand is carved from diamond willow, with a soapstone base. The natural contours and ridges of the diamond willow have been carved into snakes, frogs, and salamanders, all very finely detailed with set in eyes and lines, spots, etc. The match holder (?) on top is incised with the words "F. Reichter, square bow, flat bottom, 1859 Minnesota River" and is supported by a brass hose nozzle. The silver paint looks fairly recent, but the snakes, etc. all have a very good, old, dark, patinated surface. The stand is 44" tall, the base is 9 1/2" in diameter, and the condition is excellent, with one old, probably original break near the base. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: PHTS.   Carved diamond willow stand ... Closeup ... Top half ... Base and lower half ... Another overall view ... A third overall view.

Rustic standThis is an interestingly made and nicely decorated small rustic stand. It is 21 1/4" high by 13 1/2" across the octagonal top. The three contoured legs and the cross supports are made from pine while the top is plywood. Both top and legs and been highlighted with half round molding. It is painted green, a red/brown, and white. The stand was likely made around the 1940's or 50's and is in very good, sturdy condition. While there is some wear to the green and much loss to the white on the top, the paint on the legs is strong and colorful. Overall it is a nice, decorative, and usable piece. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: CPHA.   Rustic stand ... Another view ... Two more views ... From above ... The top ... Closeup of the feet ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Rustic stand ... Another view ... Two more views ... The top ... Closeup of the feet ... From below.

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.   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.

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