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Folky whirligig
Whirligig with good paint, two men turning a crank
Carving of man with cow by Mr. Benjamin
Carving of man with cow by Mr. Benjamin
TV Memory bottle
TV Memory bottle
Model ship
Very detailed ship model
Exceptional house in a bottle whimsy
Exceptionally detailed house in a
bottle whimsy from Cuba
Decorative wooden gate
Decorative wooden gate
Horse and sulky whirligig
Horse and sulky whirligig
Mardi gras
Mardi Gras musical
folk art
whirligig
Airplane whirligig
Burl club
Club made from a natural burl
Pipe rack
Painted wood pipe rack
Horseshoe plant stand
Horseshoe stand
Trip Around the World quilt
Vibrant Trip Around the
World variation quilt
Decorative cut steel panel
Decorative industrial steel panel
Bottle whimsey
Bottle whimsey
Painted folk art shelf
Painted folk art shelf
twig planter
Hickory planter: good form, surface
stand
Red and green
plant stand
Rolling Pin
Rolling Pin with great patina, turned from solid wood
The Prophet
Painting "The Prophet"
Croc O Mower
"Croc O Mower" mechanical toy
Cast iron architectural tie-in
Cast iron architectural tie-in
Three wood and metal pulleys
Three wood and cast iron pulleys

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Trip Around the World quiltThis is a bright geometric quilt, in a variation on the Trip Around the World pattern. It is machine and hand pieced, and hand quilted. The fabrics are cotton, with a white flannel back and white binding. From the 1940's, it measures 87 3/4" by 74". It is in good, washed condition, with a cluster of three very small dark spots on one edge, each less than 1/4". There is some age darkening on the back along the fold lines, this does not show through to the front. If you look very closely, you can see that some of the blue pieces are hand stitched rather than machine pieced. These might have been replaced some time ago. This is a vivid quilt that looks good on a bed or a wall. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TRAH.   See a slideshow of several views [739k] ... Trip Around the World quilt ... Closeup of the center ... Another closeup of the center ... One corner ... Second corner, showing the small spots ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Closeup of the edge ... Some of the blue patches ... Closer view of the stitching on the blue patches ... Back view ... Closeup of the back ... Another closeup, back ... Corner of the back ... Another corner, back.

Rolling PinThis is an early, very heavy and large rolling pin. It is made from hardwood, likely maple. The round pin was constructed by joining 3 separate pieces. It was then turned on a lathe. It is in very good used condition, with a few marks and indentations. The surface is smooth and rich. This was probably made in the 1800's or early 1900's. It is almost 23" long by 3 1/2" in diameter. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TPWS.   Large, early rolling pin ... 3 other views ... The ends ... Scale with soda can.

Folky whirligigThis is a folky whirligig with two African-American figures turning a crank. It has good paint with some fine crazing and nice design and movement. The people are somewhat whimsical, with blue suits, brown hats, and black boots. The initials A.D. are painted on both sides of the tail. It was probably made about the 1930's or 40's and has been mounted on a newer wood base. The whirligig itself is 24 1/2" long and 16" across the blade. Including the base it is 27" long by 18 1/2" high. One of the men's hats is missing a piece off the back, and there are some small chips on the tail and some tight cracks in the blade. Otherwise it is in very good, used and weathered condition. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CTAK.   Folky whirligig ... Another angle ... A third view ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup of the figures ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... View of the blades ... From above ... Another back view ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Folky whirligig ... Another angle ... A third view ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup of the figures ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... View of the blades ... From above ... Another back view ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

This is a well constructed memory bottle decorated with multicolor beads, shells, and includes two portions of football trading cards and two collecting cards from the TV shows Knight Rider and Dallas. They are dated 1981 and 1982, which appears to be about when it was made. The bottle is in excellent condition with no loss. It is 13" high and 5 1/2" in diameter. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: AWHA.   Image ... Second view - "Knight Rider" ... Third view - "Dallas" ... Fourth view ... From above ... From below.

Here is an exceptional piece of musical folk art, apparently made for Carnival/Mardi Gras. It has five carved figures - a guitar player on top surrounded by four dancers. The figures have bright flannel and ribbon clothes, yarn hair for the women, and yarn and metal foil decorations on the men's hat's. Some kind of seeds were set in as eyes. The mounting is decorated with faded crepe paper strips - originally red and white.

The figures are mounted on a bamboo pole that slides up and down on a shaft. As it moves, the four dancers flex, hand carved castanets attached to their backs clatter, and tambourine discs jangle. The pole and handle are both hand carved. One of the four sets of castanets is missing, as well as one eye each on two of the figures. Otherwise the condition is excellent. This piece is French Canadian. It is 30 1/2" high when the handle is fully extended. The section with the figures measure 12 1/2" high by 13 1/2" by 14 1/2". It was probably made about the 1940's. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: AAWP.   Image ... Right side ...Left side ... Back/right ... Back/left ... Slid down the shaft ... Handle and all ... Closeup of guitar player ... Closeup of two dancers ... Another closeup of two dancers ...Closeup of woman ... Closeup of man ... Closeup of other man.

Model shipThis is a very detailed ship model from the late 1800's or early 1900's. It is built from wood, with wire, cord, leather, and metal details. The painted surface has some fine crazing. The name "Levi Woodbury" is embossed into the end of the wooden base. It measures 17 3/4" long by 13 1/2" high by 4" wide. There is some minor loss to the rigging and some wear to the paint, especially on the surface of the waves, but the condition overall is very good, with a strong look. A card taped to the bottom reads: "U.S. Revenue Cutter Levi Woodbury Built 1864. Served on the Maine Coast 1864 - 1915. Ref: Steamboat Lore of the Penobscot, Richardson p.10." The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CCKT.   Model ship "Levi Woodbury" ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... A fourth view ... Front and back views ... From above ... From below ... Closeup of writing on bottom.
Some much larger photos:   Model ship "Levi Woodbury" ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... A fourth view ... Front and back views ... From above ... From below ... Closeup of writing on bottom.

Exceptional house in a bottle whimsyThis is an extraordinary bottle whimsey of a house. The main portion of the house is a single story, with the addition of 2 two-story sections, connected by a bridge. The entire piece is done in great detail. The house rests on an open courtyard enclosed by a fence. Thread is strung through the fence posts as rails. There is an external staircase, shrubbery, and windows all around the four sides of the main house. All of the light and dark checkerboard wood which makes up the floor is actually inlaid in separate small pieces. The different colors of the squares are different kinds of wood. This is also true of the other shades of wood throughout this piece. On the bottom is inscribed information about the maker. It reads "Puky Omaja" and the town name he lived in in Cuba. The bottle is mounted on the base and is 13 3/4" long by 3" in diameter. With the base it is about 4" high. This piece was made within the last few years. While it is not that old, it certainly is exceptional. The entire structure is in excellent condition and can be shipped. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: CSRC.   See a slideshow of several views [1.1 Mb] ... Exceptional house in a bottle whimsy ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Another angle ... Closer view ... A different angle ... Closer view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above ... End view ... From below ... Closeup of signature ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... Another angle ... A different angle ... Closer view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below.

Decorative wooden gateThis is a decorative small wooden gate with nice geometric form. It is sturdy and well built, stained brown, with heavy black metal hinges. One hinge is broken, and there is some wear and minor loss as seen in the photos. The gate itself measures 28 1/4" high by 20 1/2" wide. With the hinges it is 28 1/2" by 22 1/4". It was made in the middle of the 20th century. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: CPCP.   See a slideshow of several views [521k] ... Decorative wooden gate ... Side view ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup, upper right ... Upper left ... Lower left ... Closeup other side ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative wooden gate ... Side view ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup, upper right ... Upper left ... Closeup other side.

Horse and sulky whirligigThis is a fairly large whirligig with a man driving a sulky pulled by a horse. It has 2 blades representing the wheels. When the blades turn the action is of the horse trotting and the driver's arm going up and down. This section (horse, sulky, etc) is made perpendicular to the long crosspiece and tail. The piece is in very good condition and was made from pine and plywood, likely in the 1950's or '60's. It is mounted on a Lucite type base. The whirligig is 39" long from the tail. The sulky section is about 19" long by 7" wide by 12" high. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CTAA.   See a slideshow of several views [581k] ... Horse and sulky whirligig ... Front view ... Back view ... One side ... Closer view ... The other side ... Another back view ... From above ... Another overall angle ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action [3 Mb].
Some much larger photos:   Horse and sulky whirligig ... Front view ... Back view ... One side ... The other side ... Another back view ... Another overall angle ... Video of the action [3 Mb].

Burl clubThis is a club made from a very gnarly burl with a great look. The branch provides the handle. It is finished in a clear lacquer or varnish, and is 9" long by about 3" by 4". There is an age split in the handle, and a small old break in the burl. The age is unknown, but it is old. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: TKWC.   Burl club, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... From above ... From below.
Some much larger photos:   Burl club, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... From above ... From below.

Folk art pipe rackThis is a folky hand made pipe rack, painted red and black. It measures 9" wide by 4 1/4" high by 2 1/4" deep. It is made from 1/4" plywood and 3/4" board. The age appears to be 1940's, and the condition is excellent. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: AAPR.   Folk art pipe rack ... From above and below ... Side views ... Another side view ... Two more views ... Back.

This painting is titled "The Prophet", by Caroline Goe. Oil on paper, it measures 8 1/2" by 12 1/2" as matted, the frame is 13 3/4" by 17". The artist is a street person in New York City who works mainly with scrounged materials. This piece was painted prior to 1986, and is in excellent condition. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: PWWO.   Image.

Croc O MowerThis is a wonderful, hand made folk art mechanical toy. The "Croc o Mower" is built from wood, with intricate burned decoration. The steering wheel turns the front headlight and wheels from side to side. Rolling the mower causes the crocodile head to snap its jaws - watch the video to see. Inscriptions include "1.3 Dino-Power", "Watch Out For Flower Beds", "Use Only Hi-Test BugOSaur Juice", and much more. The seat is covered with leather, and the croc has reflective red plastic eyes. The size is 7 1/4" long by about 6 1/4" wide by 3 1/2" high. It is in excellent condition, not signed or dated, but probably from the last quarter of the 20th c. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHSC.   "Croc o Mower" ... Front view, mouth open ... Front, mouth closed ... Another angle ... From above ... Other side from above ... Side view ... Back view ... Back, from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   "Croc o Mower" ... Front view, mouth open ... Front, mouth closed ... Another angle ... From above ... Other side from above ... Side view ... Back view ... Back, from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Cast iron architectural tie-inThis is a decorative cast iron architectural tie in with a form somewhat like a fleur de lis. From the late 1800's, it has a dark oxidized surface and is in excellent condition. It measures 9 1/2" by 6 3/4" by 3/4" thick. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CTRC.   Cast iron architectural tie-in ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron architectural tie-in ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Three wood and metal pulleysHere are three old, different, wood and metal pulleys that form an interesting set of industrial art. Each has a cast iron bracket and a worn, weathered wooden wheel. They are from the late 1800's or early 1900's, in old, weathered, used condition, with a great industrial look. They have been mounted on metal display stands and are priced individually, with a discount for the group.

The first pulley, on the left, is 10" high by 6" wide by 2 1/2" deep. As mounted it stands 14 1/4" high. Part of the iron bracket is missing on the back. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TSCA.   Wood and metal pulley, three views ... Side and back views ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Wood and metal pulley, three views ... Side and back views ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

The longest pulley, in the middle, is 16 1/2" high by 6" wide by 3 3/4" deep. As mounted it stands 17 1/4" high. The wooden wheel is very weathered, and part of the iron bracket is missing on the back. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TSCP.   Longest pulley ... Side and back views ... Closeup of back ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Longest pulley ... Side and back views ... Closeup of back ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

The darker colored pulley, on the right, is 12" high by 6 1/4" wide by 4" deep. As mounted it stands 14" high. It is in very good, used and worn condition. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TSCS.   Darker color pulley ... Side and back views ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Darker color pulley ... Side and back views ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

Carving of man with cow by Mr. BenjaminThis is a wonderful, strange, and old carved assemblage of a man leading a cow, by an African-American named Mr. Benjamin, who lived in South Georgia. Here is a photo of him. There is little more information on this apparently untrained artist. It has an odd sensibility combining out of perspective elements with a quirky sense of humor. The man's face is very expressive, which does not show well in the photos. The cow is sticking out its tongue. It is carved from softwoods and walnut. It is about 13" long by 8" high by 3 1/2" deep. The surface is finished with several color of paint and varnish. It is from the 1920's or 30's, in very good condition. The price is $675.00. Inventory Code: CAWW.   See a slideshow of several views [633k] ... Carving of man with cow ... Another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of man with cow ... Another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below.

whirligigThis airplane whirligig has wonderful colors and form. It has a wood body, metal found objects for the blade, wings, and tail, and plastic wheels and pilot. The wood base was added more recently. The plane itself is 26" long, 15 1/2" wide, and 13 1/2" high; with the base it is 24 1/2" high. There may once have been something else attached over the tail. Probably about 40 years old, it is in very good, weathered condition. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: ATAT.   Airplane whirligig ... From behind/side ... Front ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Overall, including base.

Painted folk art shelfThis is folky and colorful painted wall box. It has nice size and a very good look. This piece was made of plywood with pine sides. The back is cut in the design of flowers, grass, and a tree. The paints have taken on a nice surface over the years. The box has two holes in the back for hanging, or also sits on a shelf. It was probably made around the 1930's or '40's, and is in very good condition. It is about 16" high by 15 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" deep. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TWWS.   Painted folk art shelf ... Closeup ... From above ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup, one side ... Closeup, other side ... Top view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Decorative cut steel panelThis is a decorative industrial steel panel. It is what was left over after parts (key blanks?) were laser-cut from a plain sheet. It measures 48" high by 13 3/4" wide, and is very thin, about 1/32" thick. There are some numbers written in marker on one side. It is in very good, "as found" condition, with a shiny surface and does not quite lie flat. The age is unknown, but it is probably contemporary. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: CPRW.   See a slideshow of several views [534k] ... Decorative cut steel panel, with a yardstick for scale ... The other side ... Side view ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Second closeup, other side.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative cut steel panel, with a yardstick for scale ... The other side ... Side view ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Second closeup, other side.

Bottle whimseyThis is a French bottle whimsey with two orchard workers picking apples. There is a tree with apples on it, and a basket of apples on the ground. It is built in a cut glass bottle that is filled with water. It stands 9 1/2" high by 3 7/8" in diameter, and is in excellent condition. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: TTKC.   Bottle whimsey ... Side with labels ... Closeup ... Another overall view ... Side view ... Three more views ... Closeup of upper label ... From above.

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.

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.

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.   Image ... Another view.

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