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Memory jar
Early 1900's memory jug
Figural whimsey carving
Figural whimsey carving
Concrete lawn ornament man fishing
Concrete lawn ornament of a man fishing
Cross
Finely decorated
tramp art cross
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
Wagon wheel hub
Wagon wheel hub
Carved lion's head
Large, strong carved lion's head
Carved frame
Carved painted frame
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
Six anonymous carvings
Six carvings by the same anonymous artist
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.

Six anonymous carvingsHere are six carvings by the same anonymous maker. There are four busts and two plaques with relief carved faces. Each one has its own very individual personality. They have unfinished, natural wood surfaces, and appear to have been made in the mid to late 20th c.   All six carvings, with a soda can for scale ... Larger photo ... The four heads ... Larger photo.

This first smiling man is lighter in color. It was carved from a block made by gluing two pieces of wood together. The pupils of his eyes are pencilled in. It is the most detailed of the group and measures 5" high by 2 1/2" by 2 1/2". The condition is excellent. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CARW.   First head ... Side and back views ... Larger photos:   First head ... Side and back views.

The second figure has a sour expression. It is flat on the back and somewhat darker in color, standing 5 1/4" high by 2 7/8" wide by 1 3/4" deep. The condition is excellent. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CARO.   Second head ... Side views ... Larger photos   Second head ... Side views.

The third man has a slight smile and a large nose. There is a small, old chip on the tip of his nose. He is 4 3/4" high by 2 1/4" wide by 2 5/8" deep. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CARR.   Third head ... Larger photos

The fourth carving is a darker color, with pencilled eyes. It is 5 3/4" high by 1 3/4" wide by 2 7/8" deep. The condition is excellent. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CARH.   Fourth head ... Larger photos.

The first plaque has a smiling face with colored in eyes. It looks like a theater comedy mask. 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.   One plaque ... Larger photos.

The second plaque is somewhat more primitive than the other carvings. The face is smiling, with a large chin. It is 5 1/4" high by 3 5/8" wide by 1 7/8" 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: CARC.   The second plaque ... Larger photos.

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.

Memory jarThis is an exceptional 2-handled memory jug with wonderful and unusual decoration. It includes beads, shells, costume jewelry, buttons, babies and people, emblems, polished stones, and much more. This jug was likely made in the early 1900's and is in excellent almost perfect condition with minor loss of only a few pieces. This wonderful example is about 10" high by 9" in diameter at the widest point. It has great form and an extremely nice aged surface. The price is $650.00. Inventory Code: CCHW.   Memory jar ... Second view ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... Seventh view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Memory jar ... Second view ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... Seventh view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Figural whimsey carvingHere is a carved whimsey with a man's head carved on top, a ball in cage, and chain links. The man is balding, and has a lot of personality. It is carved from a light colored wood, likely pine, and measures 10" long by 3/4" by 3/4". The condition is excellent, and it is old and oxidized. The price is $155.00. Inventory Code: TSOP.   Figural whimsey carving ... Closeup of head ... Another overall view ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... A third overall view.

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.

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.

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.

Tramp art crossThis is a large tramp art crucifix with very fine workmanship, from Belgium. The cross is built up in eight layers, the base in seven to nine layers, with three-layered feet. It is decorated with metal tacks, and has a chip-carved ladder and tongs. There are remnants of a medium lacquer finish, and also areas of white and black paint, giving an unusual, textured surface. The back has remnants of elaborate cigar box labels. It dates from the late 1800's to about 1900, and stands 25" high by 13" wide by 5" deep. The condition can only be described as poor: one of the four "rays" is missing, there are several smaller chips missing, and there was probably a corpus originally. In spite of the condition, the look and overall effect are very strong, and it remains a beautiful object as it is. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: APAK.   Tramp art cross ... Two more angles ... Side views ... Closeup of the top ... A closer view of the top ... Closeup of the base ... The base, from above ... Side views of the base ... Another side view of the base ... Back view ... Closeup, upper back ... A closer view of the back ... Closeup, lower back ... 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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