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Rustic vase
Rustic vase made from twigs, jar
Industrial brass faucet
Industrial brass faucet with
heart-shaped handle
Strong, Folky Quilt
Strong, Folky Quilt
Carved lion
Carved lion c. 1900,
walnut with glass eyes
Whimsey carving
Whimsey carving
Cast iron churn
Large sculptural
industrial cast iron churn
Cane or umbrella holder
Cane or umbrella holder
5 Games in One gameboard
5 Games in One gameboard
Robert E. Gilbert drawing
Outer space drawing
Bottle cap rabbits jazz band
Bottle cap rabbits jazz band
Yard art robot
Yard art robot
Birdhouse yard art
Birdhouse yard art
Cast iron figure
19th c. Cast iron figures
Carved Man with overalls
Carved Man with overalls
twig basket
Twig basket
Rustic carved pitcher
Rustic carved, painted pitcher
Ship in bottle whimsies
Ship in bottle whimsies

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Whimsey carvingThis is an elegant carved whimsy with very fine detail, some chip carving, and a wonderful dark, alligatored surface. The ball in cage with its intricate crest was carved from a single piece of wood. It was then mounted on the base with carved steps, and the two balls on spiral pedestals added separately. The condition is excellent, with no visible loss or wear. It is 10 1/2" high by 7 1/4" by 5". The finish is a dark lacquer that has taken on a beautiful patina. It was made in the late 1800's to early 1900's. The price is $825.00. Inventory Code: CSTH.   See a slideshow of several views [690k] ... Intricately carved whimsey ... Another angle ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the bottom ... Side views ... Back view ... A different angle ... Closer view of the top, showing surface ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Intricately carved whimsey ... Another angle ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the bottom ... Side views ... Back view ... A different angle ... Closer view of the top, showing surface ... With a soda can for scale.

Cast iron figureCast iron figureHere are three extraordinary cast iron figures. Each conveys a strong sense of personality and movement. The faces were hand formed and vary from one to another. These figures date from the 19th century, were found in Tennessee, and have dark, oxidized, weathered surfaces. The backs are open and partly filled with concrete. They may have originally been architectural pieces or supports for a garden urn. They have been mounted on metal bases. Each stands about 12" high by 4 3/4" wide by 4" deep. The bases are each about 7" square. They are priced individually below. Inventory Code: TKRR.   See a slideshow of several views [714k] ... Three cast iron figures ... Another angle ... A third view ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Three cast iron figures ... Another angle ... A third view ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a soda can for scale.

The first figure is in excellent condition. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: TKKS.   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of the back.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of the back.

The second figure has an old break on the left arm. The price is $800.00. Inventory Code: TKRR.   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From below.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back.

The third figure has an old break across the top of the head and one arm. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: TKRK.   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back views ... From above ... Another closeup.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back views ... From above ... Another closeup.

Strong, Folky QuiltThis is a very folky quilt with an absolutely wonderful, bold look. It is in excellent condition. The pattern is a strip pieced four-pointed star with a multicolored border. The work is machine pieced from medium weight cotton fabrics and hand quilted in a fan design. It has cotton batting and a thin, dark blue cotton back, with heavier blue binding. It was probably made in the 1930's or 40's, possibly earlier. It measures 66 1/2" by 77 1/2". There are a few small, very faint dark spots, also some old, small repairs that may have been done to the fabrics before they were made up into the quilt. You can see the most obvious of these in the closeup. There are three patches on the back. More recently, a strip of Velcro was sewn to the back to make it easy to hang on a wall and enjoy the great color and graphics. The price is $3000.00. Inventory Code: TRWT.   See a slideshow of several views [904k] ... Strong, folky quilt ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Closeup, spot and repair ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Velcro and one patch on the back ... Another patch on the back.
Some much larger photos:   Strong, folky quilt ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Closeup, spot and repair ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Velcro and one patch on the back ... Another patch on the back.

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.

Carved Man with overallsThis is a folky and amusing carved man. He is wearing overalls and has his hands in the pockets. This piece was done with good detail including a fair amount of relief carving such as the eyes, straps of the overalls and eyebrows. The man stands about 9 1/2" high, is 3" wide and 2 1/4" deep. He is in excellent condition with good paint and surface and was probably carved about the 1970's. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: TWPT.   See a slideshow of several views [178k] ... Carved man with overalls ... Another view ... Front ... Back ... Both Sides ... From above and below ... Scale with soda can.

Rustic carved pitcherThis is a very folky small wooden pitcher carved out of a knobby branch. The handle was carved from a forked twig and pegged in at the top, fastened with a small nail at the bottom. It stands 5" high by about 3" by 3" and looks to be from about the 1940's. It is in good condition with a fair amount of wear to the dark blue paint, and an age crack in the bottom. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: TKHO.   Rustic carved pitcher ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Larger scale photo.

Rustic vaseThis is a rustic vase made from twigs with bark built up over a glass jar. The twigs are graduated in size from top to bottom. The jar is securely held in place and does not move. It stands 7 1/2" high by 4 1/4" by 4 1/4". The condition is very good, a few twigs have small splits where they were nailed together. Age is unknown, but appears to be about 1930's or 40's. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: TKWT.   Rustic vase, two views ... With a soda can for scale ... From above and below.

Ship in bottle whimsiesThis is a selection of five small bottle whimseys, each with a ship inside the bottle. Each of the ships is made with paper sails, a wooden mast and hull, and are set is a putty like "sea". Two have American flags, and one has a stamp of "Cape Cod" on the rear sail. These bottle whimseys are nice, but not particularly elaborate. They are all in excellent condition and were likely made within the last 30 years. The prices are $35.00 each, with a discount for a multiple purchase.   See a slideshow of several views [277k] ... Ship in bottle whimsies ... The other sides ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

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Yard art log peopleThese two large and funky yard art people have great character. One also doubles as a birdhouse. They have log torsos with hinged wood arms and legs, plywood feet, and faces highlighted with paint and found objects. They are both in excellent, weathered condition, and could be as old as the 1950's or 60's or might be a little bit more recent, but nicely weathered and not new. They were made in Minnesota. They are priced separately, with a discount for the pair.   Both yard art log people ... Front view ... The other side ... In the yard. Following are individual details and photos.

The first one has a robot face made from found objects, with a plywood cap topped by a red light bulb in a ceramic socket. His expression seems dismayed. He has a blue hat, brown feet, and blue and yellow paint on his face. He measures 46" high when stretched out. Seated, as he is in the photos, he is 37" high from his feet to the top of his light bulb. He is about 12" wide, and 11" deep (21" deep when seated). The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: TPST.   Man with light bulb hat ... Closeup ... Front view ... The other side ... Second closeup of face ... Closeup of face from front ... Closeup of upper body and head ... Closeup from side ... Closeup of body ... From above ... Another view from above ... With Matt, for scale.

The second person has a mechanism to make his tongue go in and out, and his eyes pop out and back. It works by turning the knob on the side of his face. His head is also a birdhouse, with a hole in the back. He has a painted plywood face, and blue hat and feet. He measures about 46" high overall, 39" high when seated. He is 13" wide, and 11" deep (22" deep seated). The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: TPSC.   Birdhouse man ... Closeup, tongue out, eyes in ... Closeup, tongue in, eyes out ... Front view ... The other side ... Another closeup ... Closeup of body ... Back ... Closeup of back ... Closeup from front ... Animation of action.

Cast iron churnThis is the cast iron mechanism from an industrial butter or ice cream churn with a wonderful, sculptural look. The large size gives it an impressive presence. It has a dark, rich, oxidized surface with small traces of green. It is formed in two pieces that fit firmly together as a free-standing object. The pieces also look good individually, hung on a wall or displayed on a shelf. The base has gear teeth and two glass windows, and is embossed "Made In USA". Assembled, it stands 28" high by 11 1/2" in diameter. It is probably from the early 1900's, and is in excellent display condition. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CSSC.   See a slideshow of several views [470k] ... Cast iron churn ... Another view ... Two more angles ... 3 views of the other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... The two sections separated ... The upper half ... The base ... The base, from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron churn ... Another view ... Two more angles ... 3 views of the other side ... Closeup.

This is an old, circular, wooden cane holder or umbrella stand. It was made as an octagon from 8 pieces of hardwood pieced and mortised together which were then turned on a lathe so it is round on the outside. It was then fixed to a turned base. All of this was finished with a very dark varnish, which has darkened more with age. This piece is in very good condition with some wear in the varnish, and stands 19" high with and outer diameter of 10" on top and 12" across the base. The opening is about 8". From the collection of Herbert Hemphill. The price is $85.00. Inventory Code: ARPT.   Wooden umbrella stand ... The other side ... From above ... Closeup of base ... Another angle ... Bottom.

Pen and ink drawing of an alien standing at the bottom of a canyon, with stars overhead. It is by Robert E. Gilbert, and signed "REG 1404". Drawn on heavy textured paper, 8 1/4" wide by 11" high, which is attached to a lighter sheet of paper on the back. The condition is very good with some very light foxing at the bottom edge. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: REG79. See more of his work.       Image.

Bottle cap rabbits jazz bandThis is a wonderfully folky set of rabbit musicians made from bottle caps and found objects. There is a piano, drums, banjo, base, saxophone, and one rabbit who is singing and/or directing. The ears, tails, arms, and legs are bottle caps folded in half. Their whiskers are wire, the noses are tiny screws painted red at the tips. There are several larger plastic caps in the drum set, and the black keys on the piano are short lengths of heavy wire. Each figure is free standing, they can be rearranged on the wooden base. The individual rabbits range from about 5" to 6" tall. The wooden base is 11 1/2" wide by 9 1/4" deep, with the upper platform 4 3/4" high. The age appears to be c. 1970's. The condition is good. The platform the drummer sits on has lost some sequins, and a couple of the bottle cap feet appear to have been replaced. The price is $1300.00. Inventory Code: CCCP.   Bottle cap rabbits jazz band ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... The rabbits off of the base ... Closeup of 3 rabbits ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of the other three ... The other three from back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap rabbits jazz band ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... The rabbits off of the base ... Closeup of 3 rabbits ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of the other three ... The other three from back ... With a soda can for scale.

Industrial brass faucetThis is a sculptural old and unusual long brass faucet with a heart shaped handle. It has a wonderful look to it and is now mounted on a new base and stand that display its classic features. We are not sure of the original use of this decorative industrial piece as we have not seen one quite like it before. It certainly is old, likely from the early 1900's, or possibly earlier. The top turns and can even be removed to see how the liquid would be allowed to flow. The piece is in excellent old condition. It has a great surface and color as well as very nice form. The faucet itself is 9 1/2" long by about 2" wide by 5 1/4" high. The full size, on the base and stand is 11 1/2" by 4" by 7 1/2" high. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TAWK.   Industrial brass faucet ... The other side ... Another view ... From above ... Front view ... Back view ... Off the base ... From below ... With stem removed ... With a soda can for scale.

twig basketThis is a very well-made twig basket. It has a diamond shape, crossed corners, and a bent twig handle. It is finished in a very dark varnish and is in excellent, sturdy condition with some minor scuffing. It was probably made around the 1940's. The dimensions are 16 1/2" high by 19" by 13". The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: AHOA.   Image ... Side view ... Another angle.

Carved lionThis is a strong and "active" carved prowling lion. It is carved from walnut with glass eyes, and mounted on a separately carved base. There is a varnish finish. It measures 16 1/2" long by 4 1/4" wide by 8" high. There are small holes in the tips of the front paws, as if separate claws were intended, but never added. The two rear feet are cracked through, but are both very solidly in place. Otherwise the condition is very good, with slight finish wear. The age is probably c. 1900. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: TCKH.   Carved lion ... Another view ... Closeup of head ... The other side ... Another overall view ... Another closeup of head ... Front view ... Back view ... Closeup of the back feet ... From somewhat above ... Top view ... From below.

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