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Red, white, and blue strip quilt
Red, white, and blue
strip quilt
Political memory bottle
Political memory bottle
Chip-carved house
Chip-carved house
Carving of man carving a whimsy
Wonderful carving of a
man carving a whimsy
Fireman quilt
Fire truck quilt with dogs, hydrants

Remember the 70's? This political memory bottle is covered with Republican campaign buttons, flags, plastic marching band figures, bullets, a soldier, "Official U.S. Taxpayer G.O.P" buttons, and little plastic critters, some with wiggly eyes. From the late 70's, it is in excellent condition, 12" tall by 4 1/4" by 3". The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: POCT. Image.

Chip-carved houseThis is a folky house with chip carved tramp art elements, and great old paint decoration. It was made in the early 1900's and is constructed from crate wood, and pine. The house is 20" long, 11" wide at the eaves, and 13 3/4" high to the top of the chimney. The colors are red, white, and blue, plus some wood which has naturally aged to a light gray. The paints have taken on a wonderful patina and some have crazed or crackled. The house has other folk decoration such as stones inset in a panel on the rear and dots of white on the front top. Each of the chip carved notches on the front porch was also painted in blue or red. There are two side benches under the covered porch. The door opens to reveal the inner house. Everything is nailed and still fairly sturdy, although there is some little movement of a few pieces. The windows are glass. There is a bit of normal loss to the paint and perhaps the house was at one time decorated with more stones or shells. Overall, this is a colorful and rather intricate folk art model. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: TTHC.   Chip-carved house ... Another view ... One side ... Front view ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Front, with door open ... Closeup of open door ... Another view of the back ... From above ... Top view ... From below.

Carving of man carving a whimsyThis is a wonderful carving of a man who is carving a whimsy chain. The man has a beard, and is wearing painted overalls with a red shirt and cap. He is holding a knife in one hand. The whimsy in progress is a real one: the lower links are free to move, and the last, unfinished links in his hand have been partially worked in a genuine manner. The piece is 6" high by 2 1/8" wide by about 4" deep. It is signed on the bottom "Floyd Hicks 2-91". The condition is excellent. The price is $395.00. Inventory Code: CTTW.   See a slideshow of several views [557k] ... Carving of man carving a whimsy ... Other side, with a soda can for scale ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Two views from back ... Two views from above ... Top view ... From below ... Another overall view.

Red, white, and blue strip quiltThis is a very visual red, white, and blue strip quilt. It looks so much more striking in person than in the photos. This quilt was made in the 1940's or 50's from red, white, and blue nylon or polyester, with an unbleached cotton back and red cotton binding. It is hand pieced and hand quilted, in excellent, near mint condition: very clean and crisp. The binding is very slightly faded. One corner of the binding has faint remnants of what looks like a paper sticker that could probably be removed. It measures 72" by 83", and came from an estate in Geneseo, IL. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: THPS.   Red, white, and blue strip quilt ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Closeup of a corner ... Another corner ... Back ... Closeup of back.

Fireman quiltThis is a folky fire truck quilt. It has machine appliqued fire trucks and Dalmatian dogs in fire hats. In each corner is a fire hydrant spraying water. The borders are pieced, and the quilt is hand quilted in a cross-hatch pattern. The back is the same light blue fabric as the background of the front. It is 83" long by 67" wide, from the second half of the 20th century. The condition is good, somewhat soft from washing, with light surface soiling and slight wear along the top edge. There are four small, faint spots, the largest about 1/2" long. The price is $595.00. Inventory Code: CTRK.   See a slideshow of several views [1 Mb] ... Fireman quilt ... Closeup, upper left fire truck ... Second fire truck ... One dog ... Third fire truck ... Fourth truck ... Second dog ... Fifth truck ... Lower right truck ... One corner, with fire hydrant ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner, with spots ... Closeup of wear on edge ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup back ... Third closeup back ... Fourth closeup back.
Some much larger photos:   Fireman quilt ... Closeup, upper left fire truck ... Second fire truck ... One dog ... Third fire truck ... Fourth truck ... Second dog ... Fifth truck ... Lower right truck ... One corner, with fire hydrant ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner, with spots ... Closeup of wear on edge ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup back ... Third closeup back ... Fourth closeup back.

 

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