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Chair in a bottle whimsyWhimsy bottle carving chair
Pair of chairs in bottles by the same maker
Model cabin with carved couple
Model cabin with carved couple
Decorative metal cultivator blade
Decorative metal cultivator blade
Big Jack, by Alva Gene Dexhimer
"Big Jack", painting on cardboard
by Alva Gene Dexhimer
Chip-carved house
Chip-carved house
Collection of large ceremonial keys
A collection of oversize keys, including trade signs,
ceremonial "keys to the city", and souvenirs, 1800's - 1940's
Carved band by Mattingly
One of two carved bands by "Hog" Mattingly
Modernistic lamp
Modernistic desk lamp
Political memory bottle
Political memory bottle
Decorative industrial pulley
Decorative industrial pulley
Cast iron grate
Cast iron grate
Rocket ship
Rocket ship
Carved stand
Carved stand with
snakes, salamanders
Carved husky dog
Carved husky dog
Carved squirrel
Primitive carved squirrel
Peach pit whimsey
Carved whimsey
peach pit pin
Jackstraws
Hand carved jackstraws
Carving
Carved Tasmanian devil?
Carved Sailor's lamp
Carved Sailor's lamp
w/heart, cross, anchor

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Decorative metal cultivator bladeThis is a decorative steel cultivator blade. It has a dark metal and rust surface from years of use. The blade is 19" in diameter, and has a convex shape to it, so curves to 2" deep. The back of the blade is painted, with the rust showing through. This piece is from the earlier part of the 20th century and is in good used condition. The price is $85.00. Inventory Code: CPOC.   See a slideshow of several views [297k] ... Decorative metal cultivator blade ... The other side ... Side views ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative metal cultivator blade ... The other side ... Side views.

Collection of large ceremonial keysHere is a collection of oversize keys. There are trade signs, ceremonial "keys to the city", and souvenirs. They range in age from the late 1800's through about the 1940's, and in size from 8" to almost 5 feet long. They are described and priced separately below, with a discount for buying several - they look great together.   See a slideshow of several views [987k] ... The largest key, with a yardstick ... Seven wood and metal keys ... Two wood keys ... Three large metal and wood keys.
The largest key, with a yardstick ... Seven wood and metal keys ... Two wood keys ... Three large metal and wood keys.

Large ceremonial keyThis is the largest and most intricate of the keys at almost 5 feet long. It has the delightful inscription "The Key to Nollidge" "With all best wishes for many Happy Days (and Nights) RDL" "21 today (and tomorrow)". It is pieced from plywood, and measures 57 1/2" long by 14" high by 1 1/2" at the thickest. The paint is silver and gold, with red and black lettering. Two newer metal hangers have been attached to the back. There is some wear and paint loss, especially around the edges, and some of the red paint has smeared. The age appears to be from about the 1920's to 40's. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: CTPC.   The largest key, with a yardstick ... Closeup ... Closeup, other end ... From above and below ... End view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup of back.
Some much larger photos:   The largest key, with a yardstick ... Closeup ... Closeup, other end ... From above and below ... End view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup of back.

Two sided metal key signTwo sided metal "Welcome" sign from the early 1900's is 31" long by 7" high excluding the metal chain hangers. It has finely crazed yellow and black paint. The condition is very good with some paint loss and oxidation from weathering. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CTST.   Two sided metal key "Welcome" sign, with a yardstick ... The other side ... End view.
Some much larger photos:   Two sided metal key "Welcome" sign, with a yardstick ... The other side ... End view.

Two sided metal trade signA two sided "KEYS MADE" metal trade sign in heavily alligatored black and red paint. It is 24 3/4" long by 10 3/4" high, from the late 1800's or early 1900's. There is some paint loss and weathering, with one letter lost on one side. Otherwise the condition is good and sturdy. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CTSC.   Two sided metal trade sign, with a 12" ruler ... The other side ... From above ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   Two sided metal trade sign, with a 12" ruler ... The other side ... From above ... End view.

Large Ceremonial KeyThis is a long wooden key inscribed on one side "C.O.F. Convention Racine - June 8th-9th-1903", and on the other side "Presented by the Mayor", with some fancy painted flourishes. There is a metal emblem attached from the Catholic Order of Foresters which also has the date and city, as well as a leaping deer in front of a red cross. The key is 30" long by 7 1/4" high by 1" thick. It has some paint loss and a few small nicks as seen in the photos. The head of the key has cracked through but is still intact. There is also a row of small pinholes along the bottom edge on the front, and a few on the back, as if something might have been tacked to the key? There are two cup hooks added to the top edge for hanging. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CTPA.   "Catholic Order of Foresters" key, with a yardstick ... The other side ... Closeup of the emblem ... Closeup, other end ... Closeup, reverse.
Some much larger photos:   "Catholic Order of Foresters" key, with a yardstick ... The other side ... Closeup of the emblem ... Closeup, other end ... Closeup, reverse.

1897 Christmas souvenir metal keysThis is a cast iron depiction of crossed keys reading "Merry Xmas 1897, Happy New Year 1898". It is in excellent condition, with a very dark oxidized surface and faint traces of green and red paint. It measures about 7" by 6" by 1/4" thick. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CTSW.   1897 Christmas souvenir metal keys ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   1897 Christmas souvenir metal keys ... From above ... From below ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

City of Kokomo ceremonial keyThis wooden key has "City of Kokomo 1930" painted in black over dark gold. It is 19 1/2" long by 6" high by 3/4" thick. The condition is very good, with slight paint wear and a few nicks. There are several tack holes on the back. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CTPS.   City of Kokomo ceremonial key, with a 12" ruler ... Back view ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   City of Kokomo ceremonial key, with a 12" ruler ... Back view ... End view.

This wooden ceremonial key is painted an oxidized, crazed silver, with lots of fine, elegant script in gold on both sides. Some of the words are hard to make out. One side says "Department Council of" ??? "Patriarchs Militant I.O.O.F. LaFayette June 18, 19 and 20 1933". The other side says "Association Ladies Auxiliaries, Department of Indiana". The Patriarchs Militant is the highest order within the Odd Fellows organization. The key measures 17" long by about 7" high by 3/4" thick. The condition is excellent with very minor paint wear. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CTPP.   Lafayette, IN Ceremonial key with 12" ruler ... The other side ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   Lafayette, IN Ceremonial key with 12" ruler ... The other side ... End view ... The other end.

Logansport ceremonial keyA wooden key, painted dark gold, with "Logansport '32" in black. It is 17 1/4" long by 4 1/4" high by 1/2" thick, in excellent condition with very slight paint wear. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CTSK.   Logansport ceremonial key, with a 12" ruler ... Back view ... End views.
Some much larger photos:   Logansport ceremonial key, with a 12" ruler ... Back view ... End views.

1928 Louisville keyThis metal ceremonial key is marked "June 1928 To Louisville". It is 10" long by 4 3/4" high by about 1/2" thick, with worn black paint. There is a chip or casting flaw on one side of the handle, done before the key was painted. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CTSH.   1928 Louisville key, with a 12" ruler ... Closeup ... The other side ... Closeup ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   1928 Louisville key, with a 12" ruler ... Closeup ... The other side ... Closeup ... End view.

1934 World's Fair souvenir keyA heavy metal souvenir key from the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. It has details of the Travel & Transport Bldg., the Federal Bldg., and the Hall of Science. At one time there was a thermometer set into the shaft that is now gone. Otherwise, the condition is excellent, size is 7 3/4" long by 2" wide. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: CTSO.   1934 World's Fair souvenir key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... The other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the next one, with a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   1934 World's Fair souvenir key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... The other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the next one, with a 12" ruler for scale.

Hot Springs souvenir keyA souvenir thermometer in the form of a key. The front is inscribed "Hot Springs, Ark. Entrance to Government Reservation". The back has a patent date of Aug. 25, 1925 and a U.S. seal with an eagle. It is 8 1/2" long by 2 3/4" wide, in very good condition with a slightly oxidized surface. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CTSR.   Hot Springs souvenir thermometer key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup, lower ... Other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the one above, with a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Hot Springs souvenir thermometer key ... Closeup of top ... Other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the one above, with a 12" ruler for scale.

Carved band by MattinglyHere are four carved musicians by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly. They are coated with gesso, painted, and decorated, with beads for eyes. The women have hair made from polyurethane spray foam insulation, ribbons, fabric skirts, and plastic necklaces. The men's hair is made from glued sawdust, and they have painted clothes with felt hats and braid belts. Each is mounted on a round wood base 11" in diameter; they are unsigned. They range in size from 28 1/2" to 32" tall. They are in good condition with slight cracking and minor surface loss as seen in the photos. They woman in the floral skirt is missing one hand. Mattingly was from Kentucky, and carved from the early 1980's until his death in 2003. We have a similar, smaller group of musicians by him here. The price is $550.00 for the group. Inventory Code: CTTO.   Carved band by Mattingly ... Closeup ... The two women ... Side views of the women ... Back of the women ... The two men ... More views ... Side views of the men ... Closeups of the singer ... The singer's feet ... Closeups of the banjo player ... Closeup of the fiddler ... Two more closeups ... Side and back of the fiddler ... His legs ... The fiddler's feet ... Closeups of the guitar player ... Side and back closeups ... His legs and feet ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved band by Mattingly ... Closeup ... The two women ... Side views of the women ... Back of the women ... The two men ... More views ... Side views of the men ... Closeups of the singer ... The singer's feet ... Closeups of the banjo player ... Closeup of the fiddler ... Two more closeups ... Side and back of the fiddler ... His legs ... The fiddler's feet ... Closeups of the guitar player ... Side and back closeups ... His legs and feet ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Modernistic lampThis is a modernistic 1960's desk lamp. The metal lamp is enameled a strong, deep orange, with white inside the shade and chrome around the edges of the base. The shade swivels to different angles on its mounting. It stands 21 3/4" high, the shade is 8" in diameter, and the base is 6" in diameter. There are some slight blemishes in the finish on top of the shade, some even smaller ones on the chrome, and the shaft is a bit scraped by the base. All of this should be visible in the closeup photos. The lamp has a great look and gives good light. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CSTP.   See a slideshow of several views [543k] ... Modernistic lamp ... Two more views ... Front view ... Two back views ... From above ... Closer view from above ... Closeup of shade ... Closer view of shade ... Closeup from below ... Closeup of the base ... Closeup of the shaft ... Another closeup of the shaft ... Lit up ... Closeup with the light on ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Modernistic lamp ... Two more views ... Front view ... Two back views ... Closeup of the shaft.

Chair in a bottle whimsyWhimsy bottle carving chairHere is a pair of bottle whimsies by the same maker. They are both chairs with woven seats built in gallon bottles. The bottles are about 12" high by 6" in diameter and have metal screw tops. They are sturdy and well done; and were probably made within the last 25 years.

This first chair has arms and is slightly larger than the other. This bottle also is clearer. The chair is about 6 1/2" high. The condition is excellent. While they could be separated, these chairs are offered as a pair. The price is $475.00 for both. Inventory Code: CAWA.   See a slideshow of several views [544k] ... Chair in a bottle whimsey ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... A different angle ... From above ... From below ... With the other bottle and a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Chair in a bottle whimsey ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... A different angle ... With the other bottle and a soda can for scale.

The second chair is somewhat smaller and does not have arms. The bottle is slightly cloudy inside, otherwise the condition is excellent. The chair is about 5 3/4" high. The price is $475.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: CAWT.   See a slideshow of several views [463k] ... Bottle whimsey with chair ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With the other bottle and a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle whimsey with chair ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... With the other bottle and a soda can for scale.

Model cabin with carved coupleThis is a very folky model cabin with a carved man and woman on the porch. They are wearing clothes that appear to be made of fabric stiffened with paint. She has hair made from paintbrush bristles, and he has eyeglasses made from copper wire. The windows are plastic, with carved flowers in the windowsills. The cabin has bright red painted trim. The rest of the cabin is covered with glued-on colored aquarium gravel. It is from the collection of Howard Campbell. An inscription in his writing on the bottom reads "Made by Yvonne English, Madison Co., N.C., Purchased from her 7/24/93". It was probably made within a few years of that date. It is in very good condition with very slight loss of gravel on the edges, and measures 14 1/2" wide by 7 1/2" deep by 9" high. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TKCT.   See a slideshow of several views [1 Mb] ... Folky model cabin with carved couple ... Closeup of couple ... Closer view ... From above ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... The roof ... From below ... Inscription on bottom ... With a soda can for scale.
A much larger photo.

Decorative industrial pulleyThis is a decorative cast iron industrial pulley with green paint. There are grooves around the edge for belts to fit, and three blades inside. The size is 10" in diameter by 2 3/4" deep. It appears to be from the early 1900's and is in good display condition, used with worn paint. The price is $140.00. Inventory Code: CPOR.   See a slideshow of several views [432k] ... Decorative industrial pulley ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Two side views ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative industrial pulley ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Two side views ... Fourth view ... Fifth view.

Chip-carved houseThis is a folky house with chip carved tramp art elements, and great old paint decoration. It was made in the early 1900's and is constructed from crate wood, and pine. The house is 20" long, 11" wide at the eaves, and 13 3/4" high to the top of the chimney. The colors are red, white, and blue, plus some wood which has naturally aged to a light gray. The paints have taken on a wonderful patina and some have crazed or crackled. The house has other folk decoration such as stones inset in a panel on the rear and dots of white on the front top. Each of the chip carved notches on the front porch was also painted in blue or red. There are two side benches under the covered porch. The door opens to reveal the inner house. Everything is nailed and still fairly sturdy, although there is some little movement of a few pieces. The windows are glass. There is a bit of normal loss to the paint and perhaps the house was at one time decorated with more stones or shells. Overall, this is a colorful and rather intricate folk art model. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: TTHC.   Chip-carved house ... Another view ... One side ... Front view ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Front, with door open ... Closeup of open door ... Another view of the back ... From above ... Top view ... From below.

Big Jack, by Alva Gene DexhimerThis is "Big Jack", by the late Alva Gene Dexhimer. Painted in acrylic on cardboard, the piece itself is 20 1/2" wide by 18" high. It is framed, under glass. The overall size of the frame is 22 3/4" by 20 1/2". This painting was purchased from artist. There are labels on the back relating to this and the original collectors. It was probably painted in the 1970's or early 80's, prior to his death in 1984. The artist used a piece of found cardboard, which has two very small nail holes, top and bottom. You can read a short biography of Dexhimer here. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: TRSR.   "Big Jack", by Alva Gene Dexhimer ... Closeup of image ... Closer view, upper left ... Lower left ... Upper right ... Lower right ... Side view ... Back view of the painting ... Back of the frame ... Closeup of label on back ... Second label ... With a soda can for scale.

This handmade rocket ship was constructed from turned solid wood, heavy chipboard tubing, and plywood, and was painted silver - which is now oxidized. Probably made in the 1970's, it is 21" high, 8 1/4" across the legs, and has a body 4 1/4" in diameter. The top half can be removed. It was made from a solid piece of pine which was turned and carved into shape. The legs are plywood. They also form an interior structure on which the top sits. The tubing is the like very heavy shipping tubes. The rocket has USA painted on it, and a printed cloth American flag glued on. The condition is very good. The price is $85.00. Inventory Code: AAHT.   Rocket ship ... Back view.

This reptile and 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.   Overall Image ... Closeup ... Top half ... Base and lower half ... Another overall view ... A third overall view.

This whimsey pin is a carved leaf with three dangling baskets carved from peach pits. The baskets are attached with hand made copper wire loops. The leaf is 3 1/2" wide, each basket is about 1" high, and the overall height is 2 1/4". A safety pin is attached to the back for wearing. It is from the early 1900's, has a nice surface and patina, and is in very good condition. The price is: $95.00. Inventory Code: ATCS.   Overall view ... Back ... Another overall view.

This is a set of approximately 70 hand carved jackstraws. There is a variety of different shapes: no two are quite alike. Two have bent metal pins in the end as hooks for pulling out the selected straw. They are old and well used, with a good patina on their unfinished surfaces, and in a worn, old cardboard box, with the words "Jack's Straws" pencilled in. They range from 1" to about 3 1/4" long, with most 2 3/4" to 3"; probably from the early 1900's, in very good condition. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: PWSW.   Image.

A roughly carved, fat little squirrel with penciled in eyes. 4" high by 3 1/2" long by 1 1/2" wide. The price is $40.00. Inventory Code: PHPS.   Image.

Remember the 70's? This political memory bottle is covered with Republican campaign buttons, flags, plastic marching band figures, bullets, a soldier, "Official U.S. Taxpayer G.O.P" buttons, and little plastic critters, some with wiggly eyes. From the late 70's, it is in excellent condition, 12" tall by 4 1/4" by 3". The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: POCT.   Image.

A very sweet little husky dog, minimally carved. 2 1/4" long by 2 1/8" high by 3/4" wide. The price is $55.00. Inventory Code: PCKR.   Image.

A Tasmanian devil? 5" long, 3 1/2" high, 1 1/2" wide. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: PHSK.   Image.

Cast iron grateThis is a decorative cast iron grate with good form. It has remnants of black paint over an old, rich, oxidized surface. It stands 22" high by 10 1/4" wide. The depth is nicely contoured between 1/2" at the ends to 3/4" in the center. The bottom few inches shows indications of having been buried, and the whole piece has the appearance of having been outdoors for some time. It is in very good, weathered condition, probably from the early 1900's. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: CPPT.   See a slideshow of several views [413k] ... Cast iron grate ... Side views ... From above ... Closeup of foundry mark ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron grate ... Back view.

This is a lamp with hand relief carved symbols associated with sailors as decoration. It is finished in a crazed dark lacquer. The symbols include a heart, anchor, star, and cross. It is in excellent condition, without a shade; was made in the early 1900's; and is 8" x 8 ½" by 9" high. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: APCS.   Base ... Side ... Image 2 ... Image 3.

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