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Bird shooting gallery targetThis is a cast iron shooting gallery target in the form of a bird. It has a pitted, dark oxidized surface and measures 5 3/4" long by 3" high by 1 1/2" deep. It is from the early 1900's, in very good, used and shot condition. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CWPH.   Bird shooting gallery target, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... Side views.
Some much larger photos:   Bird shooting gallery target, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... Side views.

Aboriginal painting by Kudditji KngwarreyeThis is a large abstract painting in bold colors by Australian Aboriginal artist Kudditji Kngwarreye. The artist is well known in Australia and participated in a number of international exhibitions. He began painting in 1986, and retired in early 2015. It measures 42" by 82", painted in acrylic on unstretched linen, and signed on the back. It will be shipped rolled, unmounted. The price is $4000.00. Inventory Code: CHSP.   Aboriginal painting by Kudditji Kngwarreye ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... Closer view ... Back view ... Signature on back ... With a yardstick for scale ... Information sheet about the artist: large file (1.1Mb).
Some much larger photos:   Aboriginal painting by Kudditji Kngwarreye ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... Closer view ... Back view ... Signature on back ... With a yardstick for scale ... Information sheet about the artist: large file (1.1Mb).

Tramp art frameThis is a tramp art frame with a small U.S. flag set into the top. It is built up in six chip-carved layers with nice detail at the ends of each layer. The flag appears to be hand colored fabric or ribbon and is set under a plastic window. The frame measures 24" wide by 16" high by 2" deep. Age appears to be from the first quarter of the 1900's. It is in excellent condition with one small chip missing on the left-hand side. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHHP.   Tramp art frame with flag ... Side view ... The other side ... Two closeups of the flag ... From above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art frame with flag ... Side view ... The other side ... Two closeups of the flag ... From above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Concrete birdThis is an odd folk art concrete bird. It is hand made. The piece is painted black and reddish brown, with yellowish beak and pale blue on the base. There is some paint loss to the head and a little wear to the base, with a very slight surface crack. Otherwise it is in good condition with slight chips. The age is unknown, although it likely was made around the 1970's or 80's, but could be more recent. The base is 9 1/4" by 5", and the overall height is about 10 3/4". The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CHOO.   Concrete bird ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Concrete bird ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved stone dophin by Stanley GreerThis is a stone carving of a dolphin riding a wave. It was made by Stanley Greer, who studied under Popeye Reed, and is signed and dated on the bottom "S Greer 05". It measures about 8 1/2" long by 5 3/4" high by 2 1/2" wide and is in excellent condition. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CHRT.   Carved stone dophin by Stanley Greer ... The other side ... Another angle ... Fourth view ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved stone dophin by Stanley Greer ... The other side ... Another angle ... Fourth view ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved stone goatThis is a goat carved from a dense, heavy stone, either granite or marble. It measures 10 1/2" long by 6 1/2" high by 2 1/4" wide. The condition is very good, possibly missing a small chip off the end of the tail. There is no signature, and the age is unknown. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CHRC.   Carved stone goat ... Another angle ... Side view ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... The other side, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved stone goat ... Another angle ... Side view ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... The other side, with a soda can for scale.

Mid-century modern enameled plaqueThis is a colorful Mid-Century modern style enameled plaque set in a frame cut from a single piece of wood. It has geometric squares and circles of white on a red background highlighted with spatterings of white throughout. There may be a signature in the corner, we are not sure. The plaque itself is about 5 1/2" by 8", and the frame is just under 9 1/2" by 12" by 1/2" thick. Overall it is in very good condition with some slight crazing to the enamel work. It was probably made around the 1950's or 60's. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CWSO.   Mid-century modern enameled plaque ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Mid-century modern enameled plaque ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved fretwork comb caseThis is a hand cut fretwork wall box or comb case with carved decoration, dated 1927. The front has two hunters on the right and a floral design on the left, with a mirror set in between the two. Above the floral design are faint incised carvings of a dog chasing a rabbit. Under the mirror is carved "MCMXXVII". The back has a hand carved inscription "Made by the Wilton Novelty Co Wilton 10". The wood is probably walnut, with a machine cut molding strip of different wood across the bottom. It has an unfinished surface, although there are faint traces of green paint in the crevices. The mirror appears to have been replaced. The size is 11 3/4" wide by 7" high by 3 3/4" deep, and the condition is excellent. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHTR.   Carved fretwork comb case ... Another angle ... Two views from above ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved fretwork comb case ... Another angle ... Two views from above ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.

Stone carvingThis is a strong, primitive face carved from sandstone. It is about 6 1/2" high by 5 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" deep. The stone has some fine natural cracks running through it, and some dark surface marks, but the carving is in very good condition. The age is unknown. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHRA.   Stone carving ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Stone carving ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Collection of antique eyeglassesThis is a collection of 15 pairs of antique eyeglasses and goggles. They include pince-nez, one pair of bifocals, steampunk-style safety goggles with wire mesh sides, and a pair of leather driving goggles with dark lenses. Individual glasses range from about 3 1/2" to 7" wide. They are on a display mount made from a very old, weathered piece of wood. The whole assemblage as mounted is 22" tall by about 4 1/2" by 4 1/2". The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: CSTO.   Collection of antique eyeglasses ... Side and back views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Closeups of sides ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Collection of antique eyeglasses ... Side and back views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Closeups of sides ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a soda can for scale.

Folk art porcupineThis is a folk art porcupine. The body is carved from wood and painted, with long stiff nylon or synthetic quills each individually glued into small holes in the back and sides. There is a faint, illegible signature underneath: "David" something. This is likely by David Alvarez, who learned and worked with the famous wood carver, Felipe Archuleta. Alvarez has a similar porcupine in the American Folk Art Museum. This piece is 17 1/2" long by 13" wide by 10" high, in excellent condition. Age is late 20th or early 21st c. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CHCR.   Folk art porcupine ... Side view ... Front view ... Another angle ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Folk art porcupine ... Side view ... Front view ... Another angle ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Next are three outer space/fantasy artworks by Robert E. Gilbert. REG was a Tennessee artist who worked mainly from the 1940's through the 80's, experimenting with traditional and non-traditional styles. You can read more about him and see much more of his art here. Each of these is mounted in a green wooden frame, 19 1/4" by 15 1/4" with no glass. They are held in place with small clear plastic corners that are adhered to the backing, not to the artwork, and can easily be removed. If you wish glass for the frame you should be able to get it cut and installed locally very inexpensively. If you don't want the frame, they are available without it.

REG113Drawing of a blue skinned woman in a red dress, with an obsessively detailed background. It is crayon on lightweight poster board, signed and dated on the back "Robert E. Gilbert Nov. 10, 1986". It is in a green wooden frame, 19 1/4" by 15 1/4" with no glass. (See notes on the frame above.) The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 113.   Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert ... In the frame ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert ... In the frame ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

REG114Drawing of a woman with an alien animal in a green wooden frame, 19 1/4" by 15 1/4" with no glass. (See notes on the frame above.) It is crayon on lightweight poster board, signed "Robert E. Gilbert Mar. 12, 1989", and has an address label on the back. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 114.   Drawing of woman and alien by Robert E. Gilbert ... In the frame ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Drawing of woman and alien by Robert E. Gilbert ... In the frame ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

REG112Drawing of a woman in a green wooden frame, 19 1/4" by 15 1/4" with no glass. (See notes on the frame above.) It is crayon on lightweight poster board, initialled "REG 1982" on the front, and dated "Nov. 4, 1982" on the back. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 112.   Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

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Stone carvingThis is an odd stone carving of a woman's head and torso. She has curly hair and is wearing a WWII uniform cap. The body has no arms or legs, and is shaped as if it may have been made as a doll mold, or a pattern for one. The surface is very smooth, and has been painted or varnished dark brown. The carving is 10 3/4" high by about 3 3/4" by 3 3/4" and heavy for its size. It is mounted on a metal display base that is 7" square. It looks like the head was cut or broken off and then re-attached with a cement-like material, and one side was filled with a lighter colored plaster before the piece was finished - a long time ago. There is minor surface wear as seen in the photos. It is from the mid-20th c. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHRP.   Stone carving ... Another view ... Three more angles ... Another view on the stand ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Back, off the stand ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Stone carving ... Another view ... Three more angles ... Another view on the stand ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Back, off the stand ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

PaintingThis is a drawing in ink and watercolor, with a series of images of people with sea animals. There are whales, seals, and a large beast that looks like a combination of a lion and a seal (a sea lion?). All the images have a dreamlike quality. We cannot see a signature. It has been framed in a reddish-brown frame with a soft yellow matt. The back of the frame has the notation "14-2003". The frame measures 16 1/2" wide by 19 1/2" high by 1/2" deep. The condition is very good. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHPO.   Painting ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

 


 

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