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19th c. calligraphy birdHere are two 19th c. calligraphy art bird drawings. They have been mounted in period frames with matching wine red mats. They are priced individually with a discount for the pair.

The larger calligraphy piece is a bird carrying an elaborate branch in its beak. The paper it was drawn on had been folded before it was framed, and the fold lines are visible. There is also a partly visible embossed seal from the Missouri legislature. The overall size is 14 3/4" high by 16 3/4" wide by 2 1/4" deep. The visible area of the drawing is 7" by 9 1/4". The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHWA.   19th c. calligraphy bird ... Closeup of the art ... Another angle ... Closeup showing fold lines ... Another closeup ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   19th c. calligraphy bird ... Closeup of the art ... Another angle ... Closeup showing fold lines ... Another closeup ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

19th c. calligraphyThis somewhat smaller 19th c. calligraphy drawing is a beautiful bird in an elaborate nestlike design. The words "Your friend W. R. Dearborn" are worked in. The drawing is in excellent condition, there is minor loss to the period frame. Overall size is 11 3/4" high by 13 3/4" wide by 1 3/4" deep. The visible area of the drawing is 4 1/2" by 7". The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHWP.   19th c. calligraphy ... Closeup of the art ... Closeup of the frame ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   19th c. calligraphy ... Closeup of the art ... Closeup of the frame ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved, layered wall artHere is a piece of more contemporary folk art. It is a set of three layered shadowboxes in an elaborate frame, built of painted wood and molding. Two contain robed figures and are labeled "One With The Spirit" and "One With The Universe". The third contains a pizza, and is labeled "One With Everything". It is signed "A Hummell", and is from the late 1900's or early 21st c. The size is 34" wide by 23 1/2" high by 3 1/2" deep, and the condition is excellent. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CHHC.   "One With Everything" ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "One With Everything" ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Carved dish with beaversThis is a rustic footed wooden dish with two beavers for handles, all carved from a single piece of wood. It measures 13" by 6 1/2" by 4 3/4" high, is finished in a medium-light brown stain, and appears to be from the first half of the 1900's. It is in good condition with some slight surface wear and a couple of age splits, one of which goes across one beaver's tail. It has a really nice folky look. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CHWK.   Carved dish with beavers ... The other side ... Side views ... End views ... Closeup ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved dish with beavers ... The other side ... Side views ... End views ... Closeup ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.

Stone carvingThis is a relief carving in stone of the portrait of an American Indian. It is well done, and initialled and dated "EW. 1942" on the back. The carving has been mounted on a custom made metal base. The stone itself measures 5 1/4" high by 3 1/2" wide by 3/8" thick. As mounted it is 6 1/2" high. The condition is excellent. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHOK.   Stone carving ... On the stand ... Another angle ... Side and back views ... Back, off the stand, showing initials and date ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Stone carving ... On the stand ... Another angle ... Side and back views ... Back, off the stand, showing initials and date ... 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.

CarvingThis is a man carved from a forked branch by Kentucky artist Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly (1923 - 2003). He has a cedar walking stick, and is mounted on a slab of log. The hands and feet were carved separately then attached. The eyes and buttons are beads and the hair and beard are foam insulation. The figure was coated with something like gesso and then painted. The condition is very good with some minor cracking and loss to the gesso surface. It is 27" high by about 10 1/2" wide by 12 1/2" deep, from the last quarter of the 20th c. We have more carvings by Mattingly here. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CTTK.   Carving by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly ... Two more views ... More angles ... Side and back views ... Closeup of head ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of feet ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly ... Two more views ... More angles ... Side and back views ... Closeup of head ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of feet ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.

Tulips quiltThis is a striking tulip quilt in bold colors. The tulip blocks come together visually to form a strong, abstract design. It was found in Warren County, KY, and is hand pieced and hand quilted, with a thin cotton batting. Three small pieces of blue were worked in and add to the interest. The size is 78" by 61". It is in good, washed condition with very faint staining, two or three small holes about 1/4", and a bleached spot in the border that is about 2" by 1". Age is probably from the 1940's or 50's. It looks great on the wall or a bed. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHST.   Tulips quilt ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tulips quilt ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a yardstick for scale.

Stone carvingThis is a stone carving of a woman's face, expressive and very well done. The stone is dense, smooth, and medium gray. There are initials that are hard to make out, possibly "GER". It is 4 1/2" in diameter by 2" deep, in very good condition. The age is unknown. This is simply a really nice piece. The price is $335.00. Inventory Code: CHOR.   Stone carving ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Stone carving ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Large carving by Hog MattinglyThis is a tall and thin carved man by Kentucky artist Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly (1923 - 2003). Like many of his people, it was made from a root or forked branch, with the head, arms, hands, and feet carved separately then attached. The eyes are beads and the hair is foam insulation. The figure was coated with something like gesso and then painted. There is some cracking and loss to the gesso surface, and the base and walking stick have been replaced. It is 42" high by about 9 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" deep, from the last quarter of the 20th c. We have more carvings by Mattingly here. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CTTR.   Carving by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly ... Two more views ... Side and back views ... Two closeups ... Closeup from side ... Closeup from above ... Closeups of body ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of feet ... Feet, from the back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly ... Two more views ... Side and back views ... Two closeups ... Closeup from side ... Closeup from above ... Closeups of body ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of feet ... Feet, from the back ... With a soda can for scale.

Dunn's Toyland model band wagonThis is a wonderful, intricate folk art model of a brass band in a horse drawn circus wagon, over 4 feet long. Each figure was separately made from wood and found objects, with sheet metal arms and legs, bottle caps on the horns and wheel hubs, and screw caps with sheet metal brims for hats. The figures were then mounted into the brightly painted wagon labeled "Dunn's Toyland". The horses were cut from plywood, mounted in pairs, with wood, metal and string for harness and red yarn tassels between them. They can be detached from the wagon.

We were told this was made by a Frank Dunn of Pontiac, MI. It is from the first half of the 20th c., with paint that is nicely crazed on parts of the wagon. It is 53" long by 10 1/4" wide by 15" high. The overall condition is very good, with weathered paint and some age cracks. There is some loss to the plywood bases and feet of the horses, as seen in the photos. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CHSS.   "Dunn's Toyland" model band wagon ... Another view ... One side ... The other side ... Front view ... Closeup from front ... Front, from above ... Back view ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.
Closeups of the band: From front ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup from above ... Another closeup from above ... Back view ... Back, from above.
Closeups of the horses: The front horses ... Other side ... Front view ... From above ... Another view from above ... The rear horses ... Other side ... From front ... From above.

Some much larger photos:   "Dunn's Toyland" model band wagon ... Another view ... One side ... The other side ... Front view ... Closeup from front ... Front, from above ... Back view ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.
Closeups of the band: From front ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup from above ... Another closeup from above ... Back view ... Back, from above.
Closeups of the horses: The front horses ... Other side ... Front view ... From above ... Another view from above ... The rear horses ... Other side ... From front ... From above.

Geometric wool quiltThis is a very striking geometric wool quilt. It is a one patch, pieced into a log cabin variation and tied with green cord. The back is plaid cotton flannel, wrapped around to the front as a binding. Black fabric sleeves have been added to the back, so it is ready to hang either vertically or horizontally. It looks striking on the wall. The quilt measures 68" by 79", from the first half of the 20th c. It is in excellent condition, with two very small moth holes, and an approximately 1" long repair in the black by the border. The price is $495.00. Inventory Code: CHPS.   Geometric wool quilt ... Closeup of the center ... One corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Back ... Closeup of the sleeves on back ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Geometric wool quilt ... Closeup of the center ... One corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Back ... Closeup of the sleeves on back ... With a yardstick for scale.

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.

Bush Turkey Dreaming Australian Aboriginal paintingThis is an Aboriginal Australian painting titled "Bush Turkey Dreaming". It was painted in 2016 by Cowboy Louie (Pula) Pwerle, a well-known Aboriginal artist who is widely exhibited in Australia. His works have also been shown in New York. The painting tells the traditional story of the bush turkey. The dots show the tracks the turkey makes travelling through the bush looking for food. It is painted in acrylic on canvas, measures 50 1/2" by 37", and is in excellent condition. The price is $2000.00. Inventory Code: CCRW.   "Bush Turkey Dreaming" Australian Aboriginal painting ... Closeup of center ... Another closeup ... Side angle ... Back view ... Closeup of signature ... With a yardstick for scale ... The artist with this painting.
Some much larger photos:   "Bush Turkey Dreaming" Australian Aboriginal painting ... Closeup of center ... Another closeup ... Side angle ... Back view ... Closeup of signature ... With a yardstick for scale ... The artist with this painting.

 


 

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