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Multicolor tramp art swivel frameThis is an exceptional free standing round tramp art swivel frame with a pedestal base and mirror in an art deco style. The design and workmanship are outstanding and the condition is near mint, with no loss that we can see. Alternate layers are finished in dark lacquer and cream colored paint, with cream and muted blue paint on the base. It stands 23" high by 17" wide by 7" deep.

The round frame can tilt between the two uprights, with a metal catch on the back to hold it at the desired angle. The back of the frame portion is masonite, the back of the uprights is pine, and the tramp art decoration is cigar box wood. The mirror may be a replacement; at some point heavy tape was added on the back of the frame to secure it. You can rock the upright very slightly from side to side, but it is quite sturdy and secure. Age is from about the 1920's or 30's. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: CWOC.   Multicolor tramp art swivel frame ... Another angle ... Closeup of frame ... Closeup of base ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Multicolor tramp art swivel frame ... Another angle ... Closeup of frame ... Closeup of base ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved man, horses, and wagonThis is a detailed carved assemblage of a man driving two horses and a wagon. The man has jointed arms and legs, a separately carved hat, and round-headed pins for eyes. He is holding the reins in one hand and a whip in the other. The horses are carved, with what looks like plaster or some sort of composition material for manes, and plastic eyes. They have intricate harness made from wood, wire, chain, and vinyl or plastic straps, with decorative pins. The wagon has articulated steering, and the wheels would turn if they were not wired to the base.

The piece is 26" long by 6 1/2" wide by 12" high. It is most likely from the mid-20th century. The condition is very good, with minor loss to the horses' manes. The wire attaching the horses and wagon to the base appears to have been replaced. The price is $595.00. Inventory Code: CWAP.   Carved man, horses, and wagon ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... Two front views ... Back view ... Another back view ... Another closeup of man ... Closeup of horses ... From above ... Closeup from above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved man, horses, and wagon ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... Two front views ... Back view ... Another back view ... Another closeup of man ... Closeup of horses ... From above ... Closeup from above ... With a soda can for scale.

Industrial toy duck moldHere is something we have not seen before. This is a metal industrial mold for making toy ducks. It is mounted on a wooden base. The overall height is 12 1/2". The duck is 3 1/4" long by 2 1/2" wide. It is in very good, old, used condition. There is a slight roughness at the tip of the beak, possibly a casting flaw. The age is unknown, probably the latter half of the 20th c. The price is $165.00. Inventory Code: CWPK.   Industrial mold for toy ducks ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Two more overall views ... Front and back views ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Industrial mold for toy ducks ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Two more overall views ... Front and back views ... With a soda can for scale.

Three miniature footballsThis is a collection of three old, hand made, miniature leather footballs. The largest one is all hand stitched, with leather lacings. It is about 4" long by 2" by 2". The two smaller ones are machine stitched, with cords for lacing. One is 3 1/4" long, the other is 2 1/2" long. They sit on a custom made wood and metal display rack. All together the overall size is 6 1/4" high by 4 1/2" wide by 2 1/4" deep. The balls are from the first half of the 1900's. The surfaces are worn and scuffed. The one in the middle has a couple of tiny holes in one side. The one on the right has some sort of old glued repair, visible in the photo from below. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CWTT.   Three hand made miniature footballs ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... Off the stand ... From below, off the stand ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Three hand made miniature footballs ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... Off the stand ... From below, off the stand ... With a soda can for scale.

Coffee pot signThis is a painted metal cutout of a coffee pot and cup, likely a restaurant display sign. The pot and cup were cut from separate pieces and welded together. It has been mounted on a wooden base. Probably from the 1940's or 50's it is in good condition with old overpainting and some paint wear. The size is 11 1/2" high by 15 1/2" wide by 2 1/2" deep. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CWTH.   Coffee pot metal sign ... Another angle ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Coffee pot metal sign ... Another angle ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved owlThis is an owl carved from a single piece of wood, with glass eyes. It has an unfinished, oxidized natural surface and stands 12" high by about 5" wide by 5 1/4" deep. It is in very good condition with age splits as seen in the photos. The age is probably early to mid-20th c. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CWAA.   Carved owl ... Front view ... Side views ... Two back views ... Closeup of head ... Closeup of feet ... From above ... From below ... Another angle ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved owl ... Front view ... Side views ... Two back views ... Closeup of head ... Closeup of feet ... From above ... From below ... Another angle ... With a soda can for scale.

Metal face by Bob SmithyThis is a folky face welded from scrap metal by Missouri folk artist Bob Smithy (1930 - 2012). It has a large bolt for a nose and part of a gear for hair, with very worn remnants of cream paint. The size is 30 1/2" high by about 12 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" deep. It is in very good condition, weathered from exposure in Smithy's outdoors folk art environment. The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: CWAO.   Metal face by Bob Smithy, two views ... Closeup ... Two more closeups ... Side views ... Closeup side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Metal face by Bob Smithy, two views ... Closeup ... Two more closeups ... Side views ... Closeup side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertNext is the first of two paintings by Robert E. Gilbert. REG was a Tennessee artist who worked mainly from the 1940's through the 80's, experimenting with traditional and non-traditional styles. You can read more about him and see much more of his art here. This is one of his fantasy/outer space works, depicting several blue aliens facing a figure in a space suit, with flames in the background. It is painted in acrylic on masonite, signed and dated "REG 1960". It has been mounted in a green wooden frame, 19 1/4" by 15 1/4". The condition is very good with some minor scuffs on the frame. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: REG 115.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

"Nollichuckey River", by Robert E. Gilbert, is a painting in acrylic on artists board, mounted in a wood frame. It is signed and dated "REG 1963". The title is written on the back, along with an address label. It is in very good condition with some minor scuffs on the frame. The frame measures 19" high by 23" wide. The title refers to the Nolichucky River, which runs near Gilbert's home town of Jonesboro, Tennessee. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: REG 116.   "Nollichuckey River", by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back view ... Closeup of title ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "Nollichuckey River", by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back view ... Closeup of title ... With a soda can for scale.


These next three pieces have new photos, the better to see them.

Political memory bottleOrdered. (What this means.)
This is a rare political memory bottle from the 1976 election. It 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. There is also an "Ohio" badge, memorabilia from county races, and miniature tools. It is in excellent condition, 12" tall by 4 1/4" by 3". Inventory Code: POCT.   Political memory bottle ... The other side ... End views ... Two more views.
Some much larger photos:   Political memory bottle ... The other side ... End views ... Two more views.

Trench art jeepTrench art tankA very unusual "trench art" (actually attributed as P.O.W.) jeep and tank. These are models made from tin cans, and found objects. From W.W.II, they are intricate, detailed replicas with moving parts: wheels and steering wheel on the jeep, and the gun, treads, and pulleys on the tank. They are both in very good condition, with an old oxidized surface. The jeep is 5" long by 2 3/4" wide and high. The tank is 6" long, 3 3/4" wide and 4 1/2" high. The price is $200.00 each, or $375.00 for both. Inventory Code: AHSP.   The tank ... The other side ... Front ... From above ... From below.
The jeep ... Other side ... Front view ... From above ... From below.

TankThis model tank is hand made from a composition material, with a nail for a gun. It is 4" long by 2 1/4" wide by 2 1/4" high, painted brown. It is in fair condition with slight damage around the edges of the treads. The price is $25.00. Inventory Code: AAWT.   Model tank ...The other side ...From above.

 


 
Intricate veneer decorated table top
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An incredible folk art table top, three feet across, decorated with layers upon layers of finely cut and appliqued veneer woods. The effect is something like inlay, but the individual pieces are glued over each other instead of being set in. The design includes the words "Bless This House O Lord We Pray Amen". The condition is excellent and it is a striking and unique piece.

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Tramp art display caseThis is an elaborate tramp art display case with glass front and sides. It has multiple carved spires, two "steps" up to the door, and is decorated with carved stars, fans, and medallions. The inside is lined with floral-patterned gold foil in the back and heavy textured paper on the floor. It is finished in a medium lacquer or varnish. From the late 1800's or early 1900's, the condition is excellent. There is some loss to the foil inside, and a tight crack on one side above the window. The scrape on the back is from before the piece was finished. There is a hole on the back for hanging, or it will sit on a shelf. It stands 23" high by 7 1/2" wide by 6 3/4" deep. The price is $1700.00. Inventory Code: CWAC-A.   Tramp art display case ... Front view ... Two more angles ... Closeup of top ... Side and back views ... Another closeup of upper side ... Closeup of bottom half ... Another closeup of bottom half ... Closeup, lower back ... With door open ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art display case ... Front view ... Two more angles ... Closeup of top ... Side and back views ... Another closeup of upper side ... Closeup of bottom half ... Another closeup of bottom half ... Closeup, lower back ... With door open ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Painted trunkThis is a small metal trunk or case painted with colorful boots and shoes, and the name "Josiau Turner". It has a hasp on the front and folding handles on the sides. Inside it is dark green. The bottom is painted black. It looks like it might have originally been a W.W.II soldier's trunk. The case is definitely old, used, and worn. The size is 21" wide by 15" deep by 9" high. It is in very good condition with worn paint as seen in the photos. The paint decoration is much more recent. We are offering this as an older case with much newer decoration, probably 21st c., not as a one-of-a-kind vintage piece of folk art. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CWPA.   Painted trunk ... Another angle ... A third view ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Another overall view ... Lid open ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painted trunk ... Another angle ... A third view ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Another overall view ... Lid open ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved birdThis is a carved bird with graceful form, from the early 1900's. It has faint traces of worn brown, yellow, and black paint and metal legs. It is mounted on a turned wooden finial which was then mounted on a newer wooden base. There is a small chip missing from the beak. The bird is 5" long by 1 1/2" wide; it is 9 1/4" high as mounted. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CWAC-B.   Carved bird ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Back views ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved bird ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Back views ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Frog marionetteThis is a strong, folky carved frog marionette puppet. It is painted green, gray, and white, with red eyes. The mouth and all four legs are jointed. The strings are attached to a hand carved handle. The dimensions depend on how the legs are positioned. As seen in the side view photos it is about 12 1/2" long by 11" wide by 3 1/4" high. It is in very good condition, probably from the 1940's or 50's, possibly older. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHWC.   Frog marionette ... Overall view, with strings and handle ... Side view ... The other side ... Another overall view ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Closeup of handle ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Frog marionette ... Overall view, with strings and handle ... Side view ... The other side ... Another overall view ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Closeup of handle ... With a soda can for scale.

Folky model trainFolky model trainThis is a folky hand made model train. It is made from wood, painted green and gold, with wire and a metal bell. The three cars can be separated and lifted off the wooden track. As assembled it is just over 36" long by 5" wide by 7" high. It was likely made in the middle 20th c. The condition is very good, missing one of the applied lamps on the top back corner. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CHWS.   Folky model train ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup of locomotive ... Other side of locomotive ... Middle car ... Other side of middle car ... Back car ... Other side of back car ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Folky model train ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup of locomotive ... Other side of locomotive ... Middle car ... Other side of middle car ... Back car ... Other side of back car ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Duck shooting gallery targetDuck shooting gallery targetHere are two cast iron duck shooting gallery targets. They have dark oxidized surfaces with worn remnants of red and white paint. Each has been mounted on a wood display base. The ducks are 7 1/2" long by 5" high. Including the base they are 6" high by 6" by 4". They are in very good, used and shot condition, and show a little bit of bright metal on the base where they were removed from their original mounts. They are priced at $165.00 each, or both for $300.00. Inventory Code: CWPT.   Duck shooting gallery targets ... Closeup of one target ... The other target ... Back view ... Both targets, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Duck shooting gallery targets ... Closeup of one target ... The other target ... Back view ... Both targets, with a soda can for scale.

Acrobat painting initialled CVThis is a large painting titled "Acrobat", signed with initials that appear to be "CV". It appears to be done in acrylic and pen and ink, matted and framed under plexiglass. The image area is about 28" high by 18" wide. The dimensions of the frame are 39" by 30". It is in excellent condition. We have no indication of the age, but it was probably done in the late 20th c. or early 2000's. We have a second painting by the same artist below. The price is $400.00. Inventory Code: CHPR.   "Acrobat" ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "Acrobat" ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.

Abstract painting initialled CVThis is a large abstract painting titled "reflection blue" and initialled "CV". We are not sure what type of paints were used, however the brush strokes are clearly visible. It is in excellent condition, matted and framed under plexiglass. The image area is 31" by 25", and the frame is 38" by 33". The age is unknown, but likely from the late 20th c. or early 2000's. The initials are the same as the piece above. The price is $400.00. Inventory Code: CHAS.   Abstract painting ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Abstract painting ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.

Painting by Marge CanfieldThis is a striking, large painting of a woman holding a cup. It is signed Marge Canfield and appears to be tempera or acrylic on textured paper, highlighted with applied gold leaf. The white area visible is the entire painted sheet, which is mounted on top of the colored backing and framed under plexiglass. The painting is 30" high by 22" wide, and the frame is 35 1/2" high by 28" wide. The age is unknown, but probably late 20th c. or early 2000's. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CHPK.   Painting by Marge Canfield ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Marge Canfield ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved geeseThis is a wonderful assemblage of a dozen carved geese. Each one is carved in a different position, and they are very lifelike and active with multicolored paint and an excellent surface. One has just taken flight and is mounted on a wire above the others with outspread wings. There are two trees made from branched twigs. They are mounted on a wooden base that is painted deep maroon with sawtoothed black designs. Each piece is mounted with heavy wire that goes through the base. From the first half of the 20th century, it is 17 1/2" by 5 1/4" by about 6 1/4" high. The condition is excellent - one wing tip may be missing, it's hard to tell, and one is cracked and reglued. The price is $895.00. Inventory Code: CWAW.   Assemblage of carved geese ... Another angle ... Third view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... One side ... The other side ... From above ... Another view from above ... Third from above ... Fourth view from above ... One end ... The other end ... Two views from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Assemblage of carved geese ... Another angle ... Third view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... One side ... The other side ... From above ... Another view from above ... Third from above ... Fourth view from above ... One end ... The other end ... Two views from below ... With a soda can for scale.

Strawberry signOrdered. (What this means.)
This is a two sided strawberry sign painted on plywood with a wire hanger. The berries are a little different on each side, but obviously in the same paint and by the same hand. The sign itself measures 25 1/2" wide by 18" high, 23 1/2" high including the hanger. It is not quite cut square, being a little wider at the top than the bottom. It is likely from the last quarter of the 20th c., in good, weathered condition from outdoor use. Inventory Code: CWTO.   Strawberry sign ... The other side ... Side view ... Another side view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Strawberry sign ... The other side ... Side view ... Another side view ... With a soda can for scale.

 

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