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Blue wheel
Blue Wheelbarrow wheel
Hand made dipper
Hand made dipper
Wagon wheel hub
Wagon wheel hub
Rustic vase
Rustic vase made from twigs, jar
Burl club
Club made from a natural burl
Saw sharpening tool
Saw sharpening tool
Wood gate
Wood gate
Wooden dumbbell
Primitive handmade
wooden dumbbell
Rustic carved pitcher
Rustic carved, painted pitcher
African-American doll bed
One of two strong, primitive,
African-American doll beds
Primitive hand made rake
Very folky early hand made rake
Painted cottage sign
Primitive two sided cottage sign
Milk signCountry store sign
Two sided metal country store sign
Bog shoe
Hand made horse's bog shoe,
one of two
Slow/Stop highway worker's sign
Two sided hand made construction
workers' sign, 4 1/2 feet long
Barrel birdhouse
Barrel birdhouse
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Wooden dumbbellThis is a heavy, hand carved wood dumbbell. Obviously a homemade piece, it could have been for exercise or used in a carnival. In any case, it was used often and has the patina and smoothness on the handle to show. The dumbbell is old, likely from the early 1900's. It has age cracks, but is still strong and in very good condition. It is about 17" long by 5" in diameter on the larger side. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CSAT.   See a slideshow of several views [430k] ... Wooden dumbbell ... Another angle ... Two more views ... End view ... The other end ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Wooden dumbbell ... Two more views.

Wood gateThis is an old wooden gate with a wonderful weatherbeaten, rustic country look. It has a great surface and feeling of age, with nice old weathered hardware. The gate itself stands 43" high by 24" wide by 2" deep. With the support piece it is hinged to, the overall size is 49 1/2" high, 28 1/2" wide, 2" deep. It is from the early 20th century. This is a good visual piece for hanging or display, and can also function as a working door, either swinging or fixed. The price is $235.00. Inventory Code: AKHK.   Wood gate ... Another angle ... The other side ... Another view ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Closeup of the other side ... Second closeup of the other side.

Blue wheelThis is an early, handmade, wheelbarrow wheel in great old blue paint. This was likely made in the 1800's. It has hand carved wood spokes mortised into a shaped hub and into a 4-sectioned wood outer rim which has a forged iron band around. The wheel is 15" in diameter and 12" deep, including the iron wheel supports. It is in good condition with a little flaking of the paint and a little loss in one outer area by a spoke. This piece has wonderful color and form. The price is $140.00. Inventory Code: TCCA.   Blue wheel ... The other side ... A different angle ... Side view ... Side view, the other side ... Edge on ... Another overall view.

Wagon wheel hubHere is an old, decorative and primitive, wagon wheel hub with beautiful look and form. It came from Ohio and likely is from the 1800's. It is heavy and solid, made of hard wood with metal bands. The piece is 8 1/2" in diameter by 12" high and is in excellent, weathered and used condition. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: TCHR.   Wagon wheel hub ... Two different angles ... Two more views ... Three views from another angle ... One end ... The other end.

African-American doll bedHere are two African-American doll's beds, found in Tennessee. They have a strong, primitive look with differences in detail from one to the other. Each is built of pine with a plywood bottom, and painted red with silver decoration. The age appears to be approximately from the 1940's. The construction is somewhat crude. This bed has winged figures on the head and foot boards. It stands 18" high by 25 1/2" long by 17 1/2" wide. The paint is slightly weathered. It is in very good condition. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TKRH.   See a slideshow of several views [720k] ... African-American doll bed ... End view ... The other end ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... From above ... From below ... With the other bed (below) ... Both beds, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   African-American doll bed ... End view ... The other end ... Closeup.

African-American doll bedThis second doll bed is decorated with crosses on the head and foot boards. It shows traces of green paint beneath the red. The paint is somewhat more weathered than on the other bed, with some nice alligatored texture. It also has older drawings on the bottom of the plywood, including a multicolored flower. A strip of the bottom plywood is missing. It is 18" high by 25 1/2" long by 18" wide. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TKRW.   See a slideshow of several views [852k] ... African-American doll bed ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup of surface ... Another closeup ... From below ... From above ... With the other bed (above) ... Both beds, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   African-American doll bed ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... Side view ... Closeup of surface ... From below.

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.

Saw sharpening toolThis is an interesting and sculptural piece. It is a saw sharpening tool. Likely hand made and one-of-a-kind, it is constructed from what looks like pine and oak. The wheels both turn. One of them also has a slot to adjust the width. A saw blade would be inserted in the bottom piece and the nut tightened to hold it. Then the user would place a file on one of the wheels and a saw tooth. The turning wheel would allow the file easy travel at a consistent angle. Now, while still useable for that purpose, it is much more of a decorative item. It has good color from the red and green paints. Likely made about the 1940's, it has a little wear, but is in excellent condition. The piece is about 21" wide, 8" high and 3" deep. It can be hung from the screw eye on top. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: THTO.   See a slideshow of several views. [262K] ... Saw sharpening tool ... Side view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... Back view ... Closeup of back.

Hand made dipperThis is a very nice, old "make-do" dipper, made from a tin sign which still has the remnants of stamped letters. It is attached to a hand carved wood handle through a slit in the end and held by a nail through both handle and metal. The dipper has slits cut so liquid could drain out. This primitive piece was probably made in the early 1900's. It came from the upper Midwest, is in very good, old used condition, and is about 14" long with a width of 7" to the clam shell shaped metal. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TOKH.   Hand made dipper ... Side and back views ... Another side view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Closeup of back ... Another closeup of the back ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Primitive hand made rakeThis is a primitive home made rake with a great funky look. The handle and cross piece for the tines are are hand fashioned from hardwood. The tines are heavy metal spikes which were tapered toward the ends. These were driven into the wood crosspiece, which also has bolts put through it at the ends to prevent splitting and a wire support for strength and stability attached to the handle. The rake is strong and was used. The handle is smooth from use; the iron well oxidized; and the cross piece obviously worn from work. It was probably made in the early 1900's or late 1800's, has a great surface, and is 43" long by 14 1/2" wide by 6" deep. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CSKA.   See a slideshow of several views [540k] ... Primitive hand made rake ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... More overall views ... Closeup from side ... Closeup from back ... Closeup, other side ... Sixth closeup ... Seventh closeup.
Some much larger photos:   Primitive hand made rake ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... More overall views ... Closeup from side ... Sixth closeup ... Seventh closeup.

Painted cottage signThis is a two-sided, folky painted wood sign for "Dunn Cottages". One side is white, with stenciled black lettering. The other side is green, with wild, primitive, freehand lettering done in silver paint with a wide brush. Two completely different effects in one sign. The paint is strong, and nicely weathered from years of outdoor use. The sign is painted on pine boards, with applied borders on the two ends. It measures 40 1/4" wide, 14 1/4" high, and 2 1/4" thick. There is some old loss around the edges, and a couple of drips of green paint on the white side. The age is 1930's or '40's. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: TPKW.     Green side:   Painted cottage sign ... From a side angle ... From the other angle ... Closeup ... From below.   White side:   Overall view ... Side view ... From the other angle ... From above.

Milk signCountry store signThis is a two-sided country store sign, painted on a metal Pepsi advertising sign. The blank side was lettered "Jug Milk 36¢ 1/2 Gal." in cream paint. The other side reads "Have a Pepsi", with a blank space in the middle filled in with "Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 10¢" in whitish paint that is very crazed and crackled. The sign is 30" high by 19 1/2" wide, from about the 1950's. It has normal wear, with some rust and nail holes, overall in strong condition good for display. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TPKC.   Hand painted country store sign ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of bottom ... The other side, with Pepsi and Jiffy Mix ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of bottom ... Side view.

Bog shoeNext are two bog shoes - used on horses for extra support while being used for logging in swampy and snowy conditions. These were found in Iowa, but likely came from either Minnesota or Wisconsin. They are cut from hardwood. One has the more often found metal attachments while the other has a rare leather "harness" to hold on the horse. They were made and used circa 1900, and are in very good, used condition with appropriate wear. The leather on the second one is fairly hard.

This first bog shoe is oval in shape and 8 1/2" by 11" in size. The chiseled areas for the horseshoe to fit into resemble eyes and a mouth, so the shoe looks like a face. The surface is unfinished. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CCAS.   See a slideshow of several views [418k] ... Hand made horse's bog shoe ... Another view, latch moved ... Side view ... End view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Hand made horse's bog shoe ... Another view, latch moved ... Side view ... End view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Bog shoeThis bog shoe is older and has a rare assemblage of metal and leather straps for attaching to the horse's hoof. It has 8 sides and is 12" by 8 3/4". It is built with a second layer of wood on the front. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CCAA.   See a slideshow of several views [334k] ... Bog shoe with leather straps ... Side views ... Front view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bog shoe with leather straps ... Side views ... Front view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Slow/Stop highway worker's signThis is an old slow/stop sign of the type used by signal persons on roads. It has a wood handle, metal sign, and cloth flag; and was probably made about the 1940's or a bit earlier. The entire piece is 55" long. The metal sign is 14" by 8" and reads "Slow" on one side and "Stop" on the other. Both it and the end of the handle are painted orange, with the words on the metal in white. The red cotton flag is about 12" by 13", and is somewhat tattered through use. The handle was cut into an octagon along its length. The overall condition is good with normal wear, scratches, and scrapes from years of use. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CAPO.   See a slideshow of several views [372 k] ... Slow/Stop highway worker's sign ... The other side, with a yardstick for scale ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Side view ... From below ... From above ... Side view, closeup ... The other side.
Some much larger photos:   Slow/Stop highway worker's sign ... The other side, with a yardstick for scale ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Side view ... From below ... From above ... Side view, closeup ... The other side.

Barrel birdhouseThis is a fun and funky apartment house for birds. It is made from an old oak barrel and is decorated with pine cross pieces on top and little pine porches. There are about 12 individual compartments and hand cut openings for the birds. It has been used. The barrel is 16" in diameter, and the height to the top of cross pieces 20 1/2". They are 18" long. This birdhouse was probably made about the 1930's or 40's, but it is very difficult to tell age because of weathering. There is a little loss to the porches and tips of some cross pieces; the overall condition is very good and sturdy. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: ARCW.   Barrel birdhouse ... Another view ... A third view ... From above ... Closeup.

Rustic carved pitcherThis is a very folky small wooden pitcher carved out of a knobby branch. The handle was carved from a forked twig and pegged in at the top, fastened with a small nail at the bottom. It stands 5" high by about 3" by 3" and looks to be from about the 1940's. It is in good condition with a fair amount of wear to the dark blue paint, and an age crack in the bottom. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: TKHO.   Rustic carved pitcher ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Larger scale photo.

Rustic vaseThis is a rustic vase made from twigs with bark built up over a glass jar. The twigs are graduated in size from top to bottom. The jar is securely held in place and does not move. It stands 7 1/2" high by 4 1/4" by 4 1/4". The condition is very good, a few twigs have small splits where they were nailed together. Age is unknown, but appears to be about 1930's or 40's. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: TKWT.   Rustic vase, two views ... With a soda can for scale ... From above and below.

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