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Here are several drawings and paintings by Virginia Love: a girl who lived in St.Louis, MO. in the 1940's. Most of her work was done in watercolor. Some was cutout paper collage, and some pen and ink sketches. Her work reflects her time (wartime rationing, period advertising), her surroundings (watercolor landscapes and still lifes), and her studies (Latin, geometry). You can see more of her art here.

Geometric drawing by Virginia LoveThis is a two sided geometric drawing by Virginia Love. Each drawing is on a separate sheet of paper, they were then glued to opposite sides of a larger sheet of brown paper. The drawings are in very good condition, with some faint bleeding on the black and white side from another drawing. Each drawing measures 6" by 9", the backing paper has some edge tears and is 8 1/2" by 12". The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: VL23.   One side, with a 12" ruler for scale ... The other side.
Some much larger photos:   One side, with a 12" ruler for scale ... The other side.

Linoleum pattern by Virginia LoveThis is a linoleum pattern by Virginia Love. It is signed at the bottom, and also faintly on the back. It measures 9" by 12". The paper is damaged on the corners. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: VL22.   One side, with a 12" ruler for scale ... The other side.
Some much larger photos:   One side, with a 12" ruler for scale ... The other side.

Painting of leaves by Virginia LoveThis is a painting of oak leaves, outlined in pencil and painted in watercolors, by Virginia Love. It is glued onto a larger piece of brown paper, with a smaller blank paper glued to the back. The painting is 7 1/2" by 9", and the backing is 8 1/2" by 12". There are some faint creases and darkening along the sides. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: VL24.   One side, with a 12" ruler for scale ... The other side.
Some much larger photos:   One side, with a 12" ruler for scale ... The other side.

Two sided flower drawing by Virginia LoveThis is a two sided painting of flowers by Virginia Love. Each drawing is on a separate sheet of paper, they were then glued to opposite sides of a larger sheet of brown paper. The drawings are in very good condition. The first one measures 4" by 8 1/2", and the second is 4 1/2" by 10". The backing paper has some edge tears and is 8 3/4" by 12". The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: VL25.   One side, with a 12" ruler for scale ... The other side.
Some much larger photos:   One side, with a 12" ruler for scale ... The other side.

photo"Program for Washington's Birthday", by Virginia Love. It is watercolor and ink on paper, 9" by 12", in good condition with some edge creases, c. 1940's, from St.Louis. On the back is a pencil sketch. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: VL16. Image ... Back ... Larger Image ... Larger Back.

 

   More art by Virginia Love

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.

Carving of woman's headThis is a very striking and expressive carving of a woman's head. Her mouth is open and her eyes are carved separately, set in and covered with a brown wash over white. It is fairly large, at 9" high by 7 1/4" wide by 7" deep, and really gives a variety of impressions when viewed from different angles. The signature "C. Schlein" is incised twice. Age is unknown, but it appears to be from the mid-20th century or earlier. It is in very good condition with a few age splits as seen in the photos. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CCKW.   Carving of woman's head ... Another angle ... From above ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Top ... From below ... Closeup of one signature ... Closeup of second signature ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of woman's head ... Another angle ... From above ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Top ... From below ... Closeup of one signature ... Closeup of second signature ... With a soda can for scale.

Wood cutter whirligigThis is a nicely painted whirligig of a bearded man sawing wood. It is made of wood with four yellow blades and a pine tree for a tail. From the second half of the 20th c., it is in very good, weathered condition. It has been mounted on a newer wood base. The whirligig itself is 26" long. The blade is 18" across and the man stands just over 8" tall. As mounted it is 29" long by 21" high overall. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CTAT.   Wood cutter whirligig ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Closeup ... Closer view of man ... Closeup, sawing ... From above ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Wood cutter whirligig ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Closeup ... Closer view of man ... Closeup, sawing ... From above ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Here are three beautiful lithographed tobacco crate labels from the late 1800's. These are original, unused old stock labels that were never glued to a crate. They have great color and designs.

Tobacco crate label"The Enchanter" "Manufactured by Watson & McGill, Petersburg, Virginia, USA" is 10" wide by 10 1/4" high, in near mint condition. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: CTOA.   "The Enchanter" tobacco crate label ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "The Enchanter" tobacco crate label ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

Tobacco crate label"Diana" is 10 7/8" high by 6 3/4" wide, with very rich color. There is a small split in the paper under the letter "I" in Diana, as seen in the closeup. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: CTOH.   "Diana" tobacco crate label ... Closeup ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "Diana" tobacco crate label ... Closeup ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

Tobacco crate label"The Belle of Virginia" is 13 7/8" high by 6 3/4" wide. There is a corner crease in the border only in the upper right, and a little roughness of the bottom edge, again only in the border. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: CTOW.   "Belle of Virginia" tobacco crate label ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "Belle of Virginia" tobacco crate label ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

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.

Here are two paintings by the late Robert E. Gilbert (REG) of Jonesboro, TN. In the 1950's through the 70's REG was a prolific producer and contributor of art to science fiction fanzines, but he also experimented and painted in many other more traditional and non-traditional styles. You can see much more of his work here.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertFirst is a very detailed scene of a barn and surrounding landscape, painted in gouache or watercolor on heavy paper. It is 18" high by 24" wide, signed "REG 1971", and is in excellent condition with faint foxing visible only on the back. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 105.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup of detail, signature ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup of detail, signature ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertNext is a tower of stone silhouetted against the sky, with the small figure of a woman in red near the base. It is painted in oil on hardboard, and signed "REG 1969". It is 16" wide by 20" high, in very good condition. There are a few small blotches in the paint on the top edge, but they look to be original. There is some glare in the photos that over emphasizes the texture of the paint. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 106.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

 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.

Lightning rod topThis is the star shaped tip of a lightning rod. It is made of brass, with a beautiful mottled green patina. It measures 7 5/8" high by 4" wide by about 3/4" deep at the base, thinner at top. From the late 1800's, it is in very good weathered condition. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CTKS.   Lightning rod top ... The other side ... Side view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Lightning rod top ... The other side ... Side view ... With a soda can for scale.

Fred Bowerman carvingThis is a branch with a very amusing, expressive face carved into one end. The other end was cut off, the wood hollowed out, and a ball put inside. The end was then replaced carefully, so that only a thin seam shows. When the stick is tilted back and forth, the ball inside rolls with a heavy clicking sound. It's fun to fidget with. Most of the branch has a natural surface, with traces of the bark remaining; the face is painted. It measures 6 1/2" long by 1 7/8" high by 1 3/4" wide and is signed and dated "Fred Bowerman Aug. 8, 1990". The condition is very good, with a couple of small splits in the wood. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TKSP.   Fred Bowerman carving ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... From above and below ... Video of the action [3.8 Mb].
Some much larger photos:   Fred Bowerman carving ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... From above and below ... Video of the action [3.8 Mb].

 


 

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