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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.

Hand forged eel spearsHere is a framed set of three 19th c. wrought iron eel spears. They have been mounted on masonite in an oak frame 18 3/4" high by 22 3/4" wide by about 1 1/4" deep. The largest gig is 11" high by 5 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" thick. The smallest one is 9 1/4" high by 2 1/2" wide by 3/8" deep. They are in very good, used and weathered condition with beautiful dark oxidized surfaces. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CSAA.   Hand forged eel spears ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.
Some much larger photos:   Hand forged eel spears ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.

Hand forged eel spearsHere are two 19th c. wrought iron eel spears. They have been mounted on masonite in an oak frame 26 3/4" high by 12 3/4" wide by about 1 3/4" deep. The gig on the left has 6 tines and is 16 1/4" high by 3 1/8" wide by 1 1/4" thick. The one on the right has 5 tines and is 17" high by 3 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" deep. They are in very good, used and weathered condition with beautiful dark oxidized surfaces. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CTKT.   Hand forged eel spears ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.
Some much larger photos:   Hand forged eel spears ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.

Hand forged eel spearsHere are two 19th c. wrought iron eel spears. They have been mounted on masonite in an oak frame 26 3/4" high by 12 3/4" wide by about 1 3/4" deep. The gig on the left has 7 tines and is 17 3/4" high by 3" wide by 1" thick at the bottom. The one on the right has 4 tines and is 17 1/2" high by 2 7/8" wide by 3/4" deep. They are in very good, used and weathered condition with beautiful dark oxidized surfaces. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CTKC.   Hand forged eel spears ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.
Some much larger photos:   Hand forged eel spears ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.

Miniature rocking chairMiniature chairNext are two matching miniature rustic chairs. They are made from twigs with the bark partly removed and scrap wood, probably from the 1950's or 60's. They are in very good condition with minor wear. The straight chair stands 3 3/4" high by 2" wide by 2 3/4" deep. There seems to be a number or word carved very faintly into the seat, but we can't make it out. The rocking chair measures 3 3/4" high by 2" wide by 4 1/4" deep. The price for the pair is $95.00 Inventory Code: TKHC.   Straight chair:   Miniature straight chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Rocking chair:   Miniature rocking chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both chairs together ... With a soda can for scale.

Some much larger photos:   Straight chair:   Miniature rustic chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Rocking chair:   Miniature rocking chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both chairs together ... With a soda can for scale.

Miniature chairThis is a miniature chair. It is carved from a single piece of wood and painted dark red. It measures 2 3/8" high by 7/8" wide by 1" deep. Age is probably from the mid-20th century. The price is $25.00. Inventory Code: TKHT.   Miniature chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Miniature chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

Drawing by Lewis SmithThis is a drawing by Lewis Smith in pencil, crayon, marker, and ballpoint on white paper. It measures 11" by 17", likely from the early 1980's, and is in excellent condition with slight bends at two corners. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: LS223.   Drawing by Lewis Smith ... With a 12" ruler for scale ... Much larger image.

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Tramp art lampThis is a tramp art lamp with a clock and drawer. It is decorated with two carved birds at the top, hex signs, sun and moon designs on the sides, and other chip-carved designs. It was built from crate wood with a dark finish, and is inscribed on the bottom "Paul Venuto 1937 March 24". The clock is labeled "Conqueror", from Waterbury, CT, and does not run. When the drawer is removed you can see part of a crate label "Unity Extra". It is in excellent condition, the light is rewired and works, and the shade has been replaced. The size is 8" wide by 8" deep by 15 3/4" to the top of the wooden portion, or 22 3/4" high including the shade. The price is $795.00. Inventory Code: CHOC.   Tramp art lamp ... Closeup of birds, clock ... Closeup of drawer ... Two more angles ... Without the shade ... Two more angles without the shade ... Side views ... Drawer open ... Inside the drawer compartment ... Back view ... Closeup from back ... Inscription on bottom ... Light on ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art lamp ... Closeup of birds, clock ... Closeup of drawer ... Two more angles ... Without the shade ... Two more angles without the shade ... Side views ... Drawer open ... Inside the drawer compartment ... Back view ... Closeup from back ... Inscription on bottom ... Light on ... With a soda can for scale.

Wood splint basketThis is a 19th c. wood splint woven basket with a bentwood handle and a rich, dark patina. The handle, which curves around to become the center rib, is fastened at the bottom with a single square nail. There is a crack in the handle and some minor loss in the bottom and where the handle crosses the rim, but the basket is still strong and sturdy. It is about 9 1/2" high by 9" by 10 1/2". The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CHTC.   Wood splint basket ... One side ... The other side ... Another angle ... End view ... The other end ... From above ... From below ... Closeup from below ... Closeup of the handle ... Another closeup of the handle ... Closeup of the side ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Wood splint basket ... One side ... The other side ... Another angle ... End view ... The other end ... From above ... From below ... Closeup from below ... Closeup of the handle ... Another closeup of the handle ... Closeup of the side ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved horse headThis is a detailed horse's head bookend carved from a single piece of wood. It has an expressive face and an open mouth. The surface is worn brown and black paint, with yellow and white highlights. There are chips missing from the tips of the ears and the mouth - all older breaks. From the early 1900's, it measures 10 3/4" high by 6 1/2" wide by 8 1/4" deep. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CHWW.   Carved horse head ... Another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... Closeup ... Closeup from above ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of mouth from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved horse head ... Another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... Closeup ... Closeup from above ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of mouth from below ... With a soda can for scale.

 


 

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