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Match stick boxThis is an old wood box intricately decorated with matchsticks and inlay. This includes hearts and multitoned geometrics. The exterior of the box is almost completely covered with this decoration - even much of the bottom. The inside is divided into three padded, fabric lined sections. It likely was originally used as a jewelry box. The inside of the lid has a frame. There is a fair amount of wear to the inner satin covering. The outside of the box is in excellent condition with a good patina. The box came from Carteret County, NC and is likely from the early 1900's. The original box may have been older than that before it was decorated. The box is 12" wide by 8" deep by 6" high. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CWKS.   Match stick box ... From above ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Lid open ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Match stick box ... From above ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Lid open ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap chairThis is a fairly large bottle cap chair. All the cork lined caps retain their naturally aged colors and many of the brands are still readable. The corner pieces include mission Cherry Soda, Nesbitt's Orange Drink, and Imitation Black Cherry Soda. Some of the orange caps have Coca Cola visible on their edges. The chair is likely from the 1960's or so. It is 15 1/2" high by about 8" wide and 7 1/2" deep. It is in excellent sturdy condition. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CWAR.   Bottle cap chair ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap chair ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap sofaThis is a rather large bottle cap sofa made from old, cork lined caps. It was designed with red caps for the top row, then two rows of gold caps, and the lower portion mostly gray and white. The surface is nicely aged and still shows the colors, with a few areas of brighter sheen in places. On the bottom of the legs are caps that can be read as Schlitz, 7Up and Van Merritt. A number of the caps are marked "Chicago" or "Joliet". The sofa was likely made in the 1940's or a little more recently. It is in excellent, sturdy condition and is constructed in good detail. The sofa is about 16" long by almost 8" deep and 7" high. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CWHW.   Bottle cap sofa ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap sofa ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap sofaThis is an extremely nice smallish bottle cap sofa. It is about 7 1/2" long by 6" high by 5" deep, It is very well built and quite solid, made from old, cork lined bottle caps. It was painted a dark red, which has worn and weathered. The age is around the 1940's or earlier. It is in excellent condition with no loss. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CWHO.   Bottle cap sofa ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap sofa ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Folky whirligigThis is a good sized whirligig of a man sawing wood with a stylized tree supporting the blade. It has very folky construction. Likely from the 1940's, the mechanism works. The man's arms move and the saw cuts as the front blade turns. It is an old repaint in dark green, yellow, and a muted orange over dark red. The man has interesting and unusual metal pieces added on the sides for strength. The condition is excellent with one old break on the front of the man's cap. This piece is about 28" long and stands about 34" high on the newer metal base and rod. The blades are 18" across. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CWWT.   Folky whirligig ... The other side ... The figure moved ... With the base ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... Another view from back ... From above ... With a soda can for scale ... Animation of the motion [4 Mb].
Some much larger photos:   Folky whirligig ... The other side ... The figure moved ... With the base ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... Another view from back ... From above ... With a soda can for scale ... Animation of the motion [4 Mb].

Painted tramp art frameThis is a wonderful little painted tramp art frame decorated in up to eight layers. The surface is painted dark red which over time has taken on an exceptional color and surface, with a great patina. It is in excellent, near mint condition with one very small chip missing. The frame was likely made in the early 1900's. It is 11 3/4" long by 10 1/4" high by almost 2" deep. The opening is 8" by 5 1/8". The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: COSO.   Painted tramp art frame ... Closeup ... Side views ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painted tramp art frame ... Closeup ... Side views ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved dogThis is a very lifelike wood carving of a Great Dane dog. It is completely carved from one block of hard, close grained wood - probably walnut. The dog has a lot of personality. The entire piece is in excellent condition. It is finished in a light coat of lacquer or varnish. The carving was done around the mid to late 20th c. and is about 11 1/4" high by 8" long by 5" deep. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: COSH.   Dog carving ... Another angle ... Third view ... Front view ... Another front view ... Back view ... Another back view ... Closeup ... Closeup of the feet ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Dog carving ... Another angle ... Third view ... Front view ... Another front view ... Back view ... Another back view ... Closeup ... Closeup of the feet ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Large fishing lureThis is a large painted fishing lure. Likely from around the 1970's or a bit more recent, the paints are red and silver. It has glass marbles for eyes and 3 large hooks. This probably came from Michigan. It is in excellent used condition with very little wear to the paints and some natural rust to the hooks. The piece is 17" long and tapers from about 3" in diameter at the head to about 1 1/2" at the tail. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: CWTR.   Large fishing lure ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Large fishing lure ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Painted frameThis is a wonderfully painted multicolor frame in gold, white, blue, and dark green. The paint has a nicely weathered surface with some fine crazing and some normal wear. The wooden frame with beveled edges is in excellent sturdy condition. It is likely from around the 1930's or a bit more recent. The outside of the frame is about 17 1/2" by 15"; while the opening is 14 5/8" by 12". Overall it is a nice folky piece. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CWTW.   Painted frame ... Closeup ... Side views ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painted frame ... Closeup ... Side views ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.


Velvet African-American quiltCarved man, horses, and wagonTramp art wall pocket with lovebirdsCarved and decorated frame with print
Featured Sale

Four items including a velvet African-American quilt with great graphics from GA, 1970's, a detailed carved assemblage of a man driving two horses and a wagon, a polychrome tramp art wall box with kissing lovebirds from the 1920's/30's, and a large carved frame decorated with a nautical theme from the late 1800's to early 1900's.

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Metal whirligigThis is a very folky metal whirligig made from found objects. It has several layers of really worn and weathered paint, mainly white and red with black and yellow highlights and a fair amount of bare metal showing through. It is mounted on a newer metal display base. It stands 25 3/4" high by 18" long. From the 20th century, it is in good, sturdy, very weathered condition. The action works. The price is $950.00. Inventory Code: CWWH.   Metal whirligig ... The other side ... End views ... From above ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Metal whirligig ... The other side ... End views ... From above ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Jazz band relief carvingThis is a wonderful, elaborate carving of a jazz band. The musicians are carved in deep relief all the way around a hollowed-out log. Each person has a distinct character and personality. There is a singer, piano player, trombone, trumpet, drums, harmonica, flute, guitar, sax, and stand up bass. A small frame has been carved out, with a newspaper or magazine photo of a man's head glued in. It is surrounded by carved rays, and inscribed "Al Hager". It has a smooth, oxidized, natural surface. The size is 23 3/4" high by 7" by about 8 1/2". It is from the mid-20th c. The condition is very good with some tight age cracks. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: CWWK.   Jazz band relief carving, two views ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Jazz band relief carving, two views ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Tramp art frameTramp art frameThis is a large tramp art frame with decoration in an unusual wave pattern. It is from the late 1800's, built up in five layers, finished in a dark lacquer or varnish with a fine craqueleur. The frame measures 29 1/2" by 24 3/4". The opening is 19 3/4" by 15", with a more recent mirror. There are two small breaks, each about 1" long, in the outer layer: one in the top right, the other on the lower left. Otherwise the frame is in excellent condition with a very good surface. The price is $1350.00. Inventory Code: CWWS.   Tramp art frame ... Another angle ... Closeup ... A second closeup ... Third closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art frame ... Another angle ... Closeup ... A second closeup ... Third closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

No Parking signThis is a hand made wooden "No Parking" sign with glass reflectors. It is painted an old black and silver over earlier orange. The reflectors are mounted in metal strips marked "AEROIL West New York, NJ". It stands 36" high. The sign is 10 1/2" high by 14" wide, and the base is 14" by 14". The paint and reflectors are from about the 1930's, the sign itself somewhat older. It is in very good condition with minor paint weathering. There is one small chip and a couple of cracks in the base. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CWHH.   No Parking sign ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Side and back views ... Closeup from side ... Closeup of reflectors ... Closeup of base ... From above ... From below ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   No Parking sign ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Side and back views ... Closeup from side ... Closeup of reflectors ... Closeup of base ... From above ... From below ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Dresser in bottle whimsy - one of a pairDresser in bottle whimsy - one of a pairHere are two bottle whimsies by the same maker. Each contains a dresser, painted gold, that fills the space. There is a mirror set in the back, four carved vases with silk flowers, ribbons tied around the uprights, and metal tacks for drawer pulls. Each has an inscribed date from 1918 on the back and different names: we assume the recipients rather than the maker. They are in fancy one quart bottles that are similar, but not quite identical and measure 9 3/4" high by 3" by 3".

The first bottle has a black metal cap. The bottle itself has raised lettering on two sides saying "Lemon-Horehound Rock & Rye Cordial". The inscription on the back reads "Dec 25 1918, G. A. Miller". It is in excellent condition. The price is $550.00 for this bottle, or $975.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: CWHS.   First of the pair of bottle whimsies ... Two more views ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both bottles, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   First of the pair of bottle whimsies ... Two more views ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both bottles, with a soda can for scale.

The second bottle has a fifth bunch of flowers on the top shelf. The bottle has no raised lettering and is closed with a cork. The inscription reads "Mary J Stubts, Feb 28 1918". There is a chip in the glass on the top rim of the bottle, otherwise the condition is excellent. The price is $550.00 for this bottle, or $975.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: CWHP.   Second of the pair of bottle whimsies ... Another angle ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both bottles, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Second of the pair of bottle whimsies ... Another angle ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both bottles, with a soda can for scale.

 

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