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Wall pocket decorated with people, animalsOrdered. (What this means.)
This is a very unusual and interesting tramp art wall box decorated with people and animals. It was built from crate wood, chip carved around the edges. The people, dogs, horses, and chickens were cut from different colored woods and applied. Some have primitive pencilled faces and details, and each person has a name written in. The man on the lower left has tacks for eyes. The horse on the lower right is labeled "Wild Horse". It is in very good condition with some minor loss to the foot of one horse and the tail of the other. It appears to have been made in about the first quarter of the 1900's and measures 11 3/4" high by 8 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" deep. Inventory Code: CHHA.   Wall pocket decorated with people, animals ... From above ... Two views from below ... Side views ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Wall pocket decorated with people, animals ... From above ... Two views from below ... Side views ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Church signOrdered. (What this means.)
This is a sign for the "Church of the Second Helping". It is painted in black and white on OSB board, with gray edges and back. The size is 24" by 24" by 5/8" thick, in very good, weathered condition with minor wear from use. There are two small original mounting holes, and eyebolts and a wire have been added on the back for hanging. Inventory Code: CHHO.   Church sign ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Church sign ... Side view ... Back 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.

Carved whimsyThis is a whimsy carving with a ball in cage and two links carved from a single piece of wood. It measures 5 3/4" long by 1 1/4 by 1 1/4", in very good condition. The age is unknown, but old: probably from the mid-20th c. or earlier. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: TWTK.   Carved whimsy, several views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale ... With the whimsy knife below.
Some much larger photos:   Carved whimsy, several views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale ... With the whimsy knife below.

Whimsy carved knifeThis is a whimsy carved knife. The handle is carved into an elaborate knot, similar to Welsh love spoons. The wood is dark colored, probably walnut, and the condition is very good with a very tiny chip on the end. It measures 6 3/4" long by 1 1/2" wide by 1/2" deep. Age is unknown, but old. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: TWCS.   Whimsy carved knife ... Several more angles ... With a soda can for scale ... With the whimsy above.
Some much larger photos:   Whimsy carved knife ... Several more angles ... With a soda can for scale ... With the whimsy above.


 
Tramp art shelf with hidden drawers
Featured Sale

A large, 3 foot wide, tramp art shelf with five secret puzzle box compartments, decorated with pyramids, a heart, flat work, and mirrors on the front and sides. On the back are latches made from spoon handles that lock the three hidden drawers shut. On the top back corners are latches that release hinged side panels to reveal compartments behind the mirrors. It is in excellent, near mint condition, from the 1930's or so.

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Painted and decorated wall boxThis is a painted folk art, tramp art, small hanging cupboard with wonderful decoration including cross, anchor, and heart appliques. It was built from crate wood, with two hinged doors and a drawer below. Part of an orange crate stencil is visible inside. From the early 1900's, it is 16" high by 12 1/2" wide by 5" deep. This is a really unusual piece with a great look. Condition: one of the scallops on top was lost and has been replaced, another has an old repair. There is also some loss to a part of one applique and one of the tiny metal door handles, in addition to some more minor cracks and paint loss. We tried to show all of this clearly in the closeup photos. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CAPT.   Painted and decorated wall box ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Doors open ... Closeup of the lower half ... Closeup of repair ... From above ... From below ... Closeup inside ... Back view ... Closeup of top from back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painted and decorated wall box ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Doors open ... Closeup of the lower half ... Closeup of repair ... From above ... From below ... Closeup inside ... Back view ... Closeup of top from back ... 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.

Crown of thorns doll furnitureHere are two pieces of miniature crown of thorns tramp art furniture by the same maker. They are from the early 1900's, in really excellent, near mint condition, with fine construction. They are priced individually, with a discount for the pair. The bed is 10 3/4" long by 8" wide by 8 3/4" high. There is no loss that we can find, only the slightest surface wear in a few spots. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHPA.   Crown of thorns doll bed ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... End view ... The other end ... Another view from above ... From below ... Both pieces together ... Another angle of both ... Both, from above ... Both pieces, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Crown of thorns doll bed ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... End view ... The other end ... Another view from above ... From below ... Both pieces together ... Another angle of both ... Both, from above ... Both pieces, with a soda can for scale.

The settee is 10 3/4" high by 10 3/4" wide by 5" deep. There is one tiny chip missing from a piece on the back, otherwise the condition is excellent. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHPT.   Crown of thorns doll settee ... Two more angles ... From above ... Back view ... Closeup of chip ... Another view from above ... From below ... Both pieces together ... Another angle of both ... Both, from above ... Both pieces, with a soda can for scale..
Some much larger photos:   Crown of thorns doll settee ... Two more angles ... From above ... Back view ... Closeup of chip ... Another view from above ... From below ... Both pieces together ... Another angle of both ... Both, from above ... Both pieces, with a soda can for scale.

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