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Baseball whirligig
Baseball whirligig
Baseball player whirligigBaseball player whirligig
Two baseball player whirligigs
Concrete lawn ornament man fishing
Concrete lawn ornament of a man fishing
Carved lion's head
Large, strong carved lion's head
Iron horses
Figural cast iron
shoe shine footrests
Memory jug
Memory jug
Cast iron table supports
Pair of cast iron table supports
lamp
Shell lamp with flamingo
Industrial gear art
Large industrial gear
Found object outsider art carTelephone wire car model
Part of a collection of very detailed telephone wire
model cars by Clifton Eugene Dale of Galax, VA
Pinwheel quilt
African-American
pinwheel quilt from TX
Carved face
Carved face plaque
Wagon wheel hub
Wagon wheel hub
Whimsey carved man and woman
Whimsey carved man and woman
Train whimsey in bottle
Train whimsey in bottle

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Here are several folk art cars made from colored telephone wire and found objects by Clifton Eugene Dale of Galax, VA. He made these c. 1970 as payment for treatment by his local doctor, who was a car collector. Each car is hand made, very detailed, and in very good condition. These are part of a collection of 23 we have available. The cars are colorful, somewhat stylized and idiosyncratic. Mr. Dale's cars are in the collections of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center and Virginia Historical Society. These are priced individually, with a discount for the group.

Wire limousine by Clifton Eugene DaleThis is larger than many of the other vehicles and is more of a limousine than a car. It has 6 wheels, side doors, and is made from blue, black, and red wires. This piece is about 18" long by 5 1/2" wide by 7" high. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CSHK.   See a slideshow of several views [887k] ... Telephone wire limousine by Clifton Eugene Dale ... Another angle ... The other side ... Fourth view ... Closeup of detail ... Front views ... Back view ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale ... The three cars together.
Some much larger photos:   Telephone wire limousine by Clifton Eugene Dale ... Another angle ... The other side ... Fourth view ... Closeup of detail ... Front views ... The three cars together ... 360° video [34 Mb: opens in a new window].

Found object outsider art carThis is a very detailed and colorful car with red, black, white, yellow, and blue wires. It is about 12" long by 5 3/4" wide by 7 3/4" high. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CSWS.   See a slideshow of several views [722k] ... Found object outsider art car ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... The three cars together ... With the car below ... With two of the other cars.
Some much larger photos:   Found object outsider art car ... The three cars together ... With the car below ... With two of the other cars ... 360° video [35 Mb: opens in a new window].

Car made from telephone wireThis car is constructed of red, blue, and black wire. It is about 11 1/2" long by 5 1/2" wide by 8" high. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CSWP.   See a slideshow of several views [683k] ... Car made from telephone wire ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... The three cars together ... With the car above ... With two of the other cars.
Some much larger photos:   Car made from telephone wire ... The three cars together ... With the car above ... With two of the other cars ... 360° video [31 Mb: opens in a new window].

Telephone wire car modelThis white touring car is large and very detailed. It is about 13" long by 7" high by 6 1/2" wide and has a vinyl top covering the rear seat, with a "spare tire" on one side. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TWOS.   Telephone wire car ... Side view ... The other side ... Front view ... Another front view ... Back view ... Another back view ... From above ... Top view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Three cars together ... Front view of three ... 360º video (5.7Mb).

Model touring carThis green, blue, white, and black car has seats at both ends opening in to the center (a reversible tourer?). It is well built with lots of nice detail and is also in very good condition. This car is about 11" long by 5 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" high. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TWOP.   Model touring car ... Side view ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front views ... Back views ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Three cars together ... Front view of three.

Telephone wire carThis boxy green car seems to represent an early vehicle. It also is very detailed, including a lever for steering instead of a wheel, and is almost as tall as long. The car is 8 1/2" long by 8" high by 4 1/4" wide. It is in very good condition also. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TWOA.   Model car ... Side view ... The other side ... Front views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Three cars together ... Front view of three.

Pinwheel quiltThis is an African-American quilt in a vivid, folky pinwheel pattern. The cotton fabrics have hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades woven in. The colors are a medium blue with white, and a warm terracotta orange and white. Sometimes the back of the fabric was used for variation. The back is cotton muslin, and the batting is polyester. It measures 65" by 78", and looks great hung or on a bed. This quilt was made in Texas, probably c. 1980's, and is in excellent, crisp, unused condition. There is one small dark spot on the front, 1" by 1/2" which does not go through to the back. It was probably on the fabric before the quilt was put together. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. The back was folded over and machine stitched to finish the edges. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: TPAW.   Pinwheel quilt ... Closeup of one block ... Closeup of two blocks ... Extreme closeup of fabric patterns ... Closeup of one corner ... Closeup of the spot ... Back ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup of back.

Wagon wheel hubThis is an old wagon wheel hub. It is made from wood with metal bands around the edges for strength. In the center are hand chiseled areas for the spokes. There are traces of red paint remaining, but the surface is primarily old and oxidized from years of use. One end has the number 2 7/8 stamped in. The metal is strong. This piece was likely made in the 1800's. It is about 10 1/2"high by 8 1/2" in diameter, and in excellent weathered good condition. We also have another, similar one available. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: TWTH.   Wagon wheel hub ... Another side ... A third side ... One end ... Closeup of end ... The other end ... The other end up ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved faceHere is a plaque carved from a single piece of wood, with a smiling face and colored in eyes. It looks like a theater comedy mask, and has lots of personality. The surface is unfinished, natural wood, and it appears to have been made in the mid to late 20th c. It measures 6 1/2" high by 3 3/4" wide by 2" deep. There is a metal hanger on the back. It is in very good condition with slight surface wear. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CART.   Carved plaque ... With a soda can for scale ... Larger photos ... Larger, with a soda can for scale.

Whimsey carved man and womanThis is an unusual carved cedar whimsey of a man and woman joined with a link between their heads. The people are mortised in to a carved hard pine base which has carved initials A C (??) on the bottom. The people are lightly varnished, and the base has a natural surface, except on the bottom, which is painted blue. Including the base, the carving is over 9" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" deep. The people are each about 1" in diameter. This piece was probably made about the 1960's and is in excellent condition. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: THOT.   See a slideshow of several views [302k] ... Whimsey carved man and woman ... Two more views ... Side and back views ... Closeups of heads ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of base ... From above ... From below.

Train whimsey in bottleThis small bottle whimsey has a brightly painted train inside a long, narrow bottle. The wooden train has four cars with applied wheels. The cars are connected to each other with metal links. Each car is glued in place to the bottle, so that the train does not move around. Two small carved and painted blocks make up a base. The bottle measures 7 1/4" long by 1 1/4" in diameter. It is 1 5/8" high sitting on the base. The condition is excellent. Age is unknown, but it appears to be 1950's or 60's. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TCSC.   Train whimsey in bottle ... The other side ... From above ... End view ... The other end ... From below ... Removed from base.

Memory jugThis is an attractive memory jar built over a stoneware container. It is decorated with shards of floral china, fancy textured colored glass, mirror, and beads. It stands 10" high by 7" in diameter. Some of the smallest beads are missing, along with a few flakes of the putty around the rim. The overall condition and look are very good. This piece was probably made in the 1920's or 30's. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TAHA.   Memory jar ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Closeup of upper rim ... Another closeup of top ... Another overall view ... From above ... From below.

Carved lion's headThis is a very striking and strong wood carving of a lion's head. It was probably made from walnut, and is finished in a glossy varnish. The carving is quite detailed and extremely impressive. It is approximately 21" high by 12 1/2" wide by 11" deep. It is in excellent condition, and was likely done about the 1950's give or take. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CCCH.   Carved lion's head ... Another angle ... Third angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved lion's head ... Another angle ... Third angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Baseball whirligigHere is a whirligig with two baseball players. One tries to tag the other out as the blade turns. It is from the last quarter of the 20th c., nicely painted and has been mounted on a new wood base. The size is 19" long by 15 1/2" high by 14 3/4" across the blade. It is in very good, slightly weathered condition, with the vanes of the blade having been replaced. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CHSW.   Baseball whirligig ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... The blade ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Baseball whirligig ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... The blade ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Baseball player whirligigHere are two baseball player whirligigs. They are both wearing Chicago Cubs uniforms and have brown gloves on one arm. They are not very old, but not brand new either - probably late 20th c. Both are in excellent condition and have been mounted on newer wooden display bases.

The first ball player is wearing number 31: Greg Maddux's number. He stands 18 1/2" tall from head to toe, 22" to the top of his arm. The blades are 17 1/2" across. As mounted, it is 25 1/2" by 5 1/2" by 7". The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHSO.   Baseball player whirligig ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... Back views ... Both whirligigs, with a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Baseball player whirligig ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... Back views ... Both whirligigs, with a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Baseball player whirligigThe second ball player is wearing number 8. He is 13 1/4" from head to toe, with arms 12" across. As mounted, he is 19" high by 5 1/2" by 6". The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHSR.   Baseball player whirligig ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Back view ... Both whirligigs, with a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Baseball player whirligig ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Back view ... Both whirligigs, with a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Concrete lawn ornament man fishingThis is a concrete lawn ornament of a man with a fishing pole. He is made to sit on a wall or shelf, and measures roughly 21" long from toes to head by 6" wide. From the first half of the 20th c., he is in good, weathered condition. There are remnants of brown, blue, and yellow paint with black details. The fishing pole is wood and wire. The price is $160.00. Inventory Code: CCSR.   Concrete lawn ornament of a man fishing ... Another angle ... Third view ... Back views ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Concrete lawn ornament of a man fishing ... Another angle ... Third view ... Back views ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Iron horsesThis is a pair of figural cast iron shoe rests. They were used when someone had their shoes shined. The figures are standing horses. Made in the late 1800's to early 1900's, these are in excellent condition, with somewhat worn old silver paint from around the 1930's. Each piece stands 6 1/2" high and long, with a base 3 1/2" in diameter. The price is $325.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: ATKH.   Figural cast iron shoe shine rests ... The other side ... Closeup of one ... Closeup of the other side ... Both, from above ... Both, from below.

Cast iron table supportsCast iron table supportsHere are two fancy cast iron supports, probably originally intended as table legs. They are also attractive decorative pieces as is, freestanding or hanging on a wall. Each one measures 28" high by 26 1/4" wide by 3 1/2" deep. The surface is mostly dark oxidation, with faint traces of white or silver paint and a few areas where brighter metal shows through. From the late 1800's to early 1900's, they are in excellent condition. The price is $395.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TTPS.   Cast iron table supports ... The other way up ... Another view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Side views ... Closeup of one ... Other side ... Third closeup of one ... Closeup of other ... Other side ... Third closeup of other ... Both, with a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron table supports ... The other way up ... Another view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Side views ... Closeup of one ... Other side ... Third closeup of one ... Closeup of other ... Other side ... Third closeup of other ... Both, with a yardstick for scale.

lampFrom Florida comes this tacky souvenir lamp. It has all the qualities one would want in such a piece: A plastic flamingo and palm tree, colored coral, small decorative shells, and the large shell backdrop. This is from the 1950's or 60's, and is in excellent working condition. It is 9" wide, 9"high, and 6" deep. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: ATKS.   Overall Image ... Side view ... Back.

Industrial gear artThis is a large, thick, cast iron industrial gear with good form. It is mounted on a black metal base. The gear has an old, unpainted, dark oxidized surface and is in excellent condition. It is 9" in diameter by 5" thick; as mounted the overall height is 14 3/4". The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TCRR.   Industrial gear ... Two more views ... Overall, with the stand ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.

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