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Marquetry game tableThis is a striking marquetry game table. It has a checkerboard worked into the top surrounded by vivid patterns of diamonds. The skirt and feet are also entirely decorated. It is finished in a clear varnish which is very slightly bubbled on top. The table measures 24 1/4" by 24 1/4" by 30" high. It is in excellent condition: there are a few faint scratches on top, some slight wear on the feet, and there is one small piece missing from the skirt. It is from approximately the 1930's. The price is $1450.00. Inventory Code: CCOH.   Marquetry game table ... Another angle ... The top ... Third overall view ... Side view ... Closeup ... Closeup of the base ... The other side of the base ... The base, with top removed ... From below ... Detail from below ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Marquetry game table ... Another angle ... The top ... Third overall view ... Side view ... Closeup ... Closeup of the base ... The other side of the base ... The base, with top removed ... From below ... Detail from below ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Wire covered bottlesHere are three glass bottles that have been wrapped in intricately woven patterns of colored telephone wire. They appear to be from the second half of the 20th c. The largest bottle has a handle, a rim around the base, and a removable cap that is tethered to the handle. It is worked over a green glass bottle, and stands 12 1/4" high by 3 3/4" in diameter; about 4 3/4" wide at the handle. It is in excellent condition. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: CCRR.

The next one is woven over a clear bottle, with no handle. It is 10" high by 3" in diameter, in excellent condition. This one is Ordered. (What this means.) Inventory Code: CCRK.

The smallest bottle has a handle, and stands 7 3/4" high by 2 1/4" in diameter; about 3 1/2" wide at the handle. The top rim of the glass is chipped, otherwise the condition is excellent. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: CCKS.   Telephone wire covered bottles ... All three, from above ... Another view from above ... All three, from below ... Another view from below ... Largest bottle, two views ... Closeup of the open lid ... Medium bottle ... Smallest bottle ... Closeup of the chip ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Telephone wire covered bottles ... All three, from above ... Another view from above ... All three, from below ... Another view from below ... Largest bottle, two views ... Closeup of the open lid ... Medium bottle ... Smallest bottle ... Closeup of the chip ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

Spike shoesThis outrageous pair of spiked shoes may be the most striking gardening tools we've ever seen. They were made to aerate a lawn: by walking around in them, air and water flow to the grass roots is improved. These were made of 1 1/4" thick planks with 6" nails driven through. The heels are metal, and the straps are leather. Each shoe measures 12" long by 4 3/4" wide by 9" high. They are in excellent condition with some wear to the leather straps. The price is $675.00. Inventory Code: CCRO.   Spike shoes ... Another view ... From above ... Back view ... One, from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Spike shoes ... Another view ... From above ... Back view ... One, from below ... With a soda can for scale.

Crocheted plastic bag art
Here is a whole collection of pieces crocheted from plastic bags and bread wrappers from the late 20th c.   Larger photo of all ... We also have another rug and a pillow available here.

Plastic bag chickenFirst off is a really fun, three-dimensional chicken with lots of character and personality. It has button eyes, wings that stick out, and is stuffed with more plastic. It is about 15" long by 7" wide by 8" high, in very good condition with slight fraying on the tail feathers. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TKCO.   Plastic bag chicken ... From above ... Front view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Plastic bag chicken ... From above ... Front view ... With a soda can for scale.

Plastic bag hatThis is a very nice railroad-style cap with a black imitation leather band. It is very tightly made, in excellent condition, about 9" long by 7" wide by 4" high. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: TRKT.   Plastic bag crocheted hat, with a soda can for scale ... Side view ... From above.
Some much larger photos:   Plastic bag crocheted hat, with a soda can for scale ... Side view ... From above.

This hat is very tightly worked so that it holds its shape and is not very flexible. It is decorated with a red ribbon. It measures 12" long by 11" wide by 5" high, in excellent condition except for the visible fraying of the ribbon ends. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TKHS.   Second hat, with a soda can for scale ... Back view.
Some much larger photos:   Second hat, with a soda can for scale ... Back view.

This hat is 12 1/2" in diameter by about 5" high, fairly loose and flexible, in excellent condition. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: TKCR.   Third hat ... Other side ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Third hat ... Other side ... With a soda can for scale.

This hat is also fairly loose and flexible, 12 1/2" in diameter by about 5 1/2" high in excellent condition. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: TKCK.   Fourth hat ... Other side ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Fourth hat ... Other side ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.

Plastic bag crocheted rugThe rug is oval, 27 1/2" by 21", in excellent condition. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: TKCW.   Plastic bag crocheted rug ... The other side ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Plastic bag crocheted rug ... The other side ... With a soda can for scale.

Wizard carvingThis is the carved face of a bearded man, like a wizard. He seems to emerge naturally from the form of the twisted branch, and his beard merges into the weathered end. It has a dark varnish finish with a smooth patina, worn at the ends. There is a hole on the back for hanging. It is about 13" long by 2 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" deep. Age is probably from the mid-20th century, or a bit older. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TKWH.   Wizard carving, with a soda can for scale ... Closeup ... Side and back views.
Some much larger photos:   Wizard carving, with a soda can for scale ... Closeup ... Side and back views.

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.


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

This pair of concrete bookends is painted black with raised crosses in gold. Each one is 7" high by 3 1/4" by 3 1/4". Probably 1920's/30's, they are in good condition, with a few nicks around the edges. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: PRCS.   Concrete cross bookends ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view.
Some much larger photos:   Concrete cross bookends ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view.


 
Carving of men playing checkers
Featured Sale

Three detailed carvings with lots of personality. There is a preacher, a fiddler, and two men playing checkers. Each is painted, and signed by "Jack Eichbaum" of Chattanooga, TN. They range in size from 5 1/4" to 5 5/8" high.

Please visit the feature sale page for full details and more photos.
 
Carving of fiddlerCarving of preacher

Some previous "Most recent additions" still available:

Folk art appliqueThis is a wonderfully quirky and folky wool applique. It is strikingly large, measuring 51 1/4" wide by 34 1/2" high. Figures include a woman in bonnet, animals, ducks, a book, teapot, sewing basket, home scenes, flowers, a basket of vegetables, and a mailbox. Look at the details in the closeups. Perhaps originally meant for a rug or table mat, it has been mounted on wood stretchers as a hanging. Each design was made from felt and wool machine appliqued onto a wool block. The blocks were then assembled like a quilt, and the vine border added. There is a fair amount of loss and moth damage, but it is stable and good for display. The blue spots in the background are where the backing of the frame shows through. It was made in the early to mid 1900's, most likely around the 1910's or 20's. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: CCKP.   Folk art applique ... Closeup, upper left ... Upper right ... Lower left ... Lower right ... Closeup of corner, from an angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Folk art applique ... Closeup, upper left ... Upper right ... Lower left ... Lower right ... Closeup of corner, from an angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Hummer rooster windmill weightThis is a cast iron short stem Hummer windmill weight in great old paint. It is in excellent condition, mounted in a custom made wooden display base. From the early 1900's, it was made in Illinois by the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company. It is the E 184 model. The size is 9 1/2" long by 10" high by about 1 1/2" thick. As mounted, it is 12" high by 14" long by 6 1/2" wide. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: CCWS. We have second Hummer rooster here.   Hummer rooster windmill weight ... The other side ... Off the base ... Other side, off base ... Front view ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Hummer rooster windmill weight ... The other side ... Off the base ... Other side, off base ... Front view ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

One man bandThis is the "BoomBass" one man band percussion instrument. It has an upright shaft mounted with two cymbals at the top, a wood block, bell, and tambourine with spring striker. At the bottom is a spring-loaded peg that lets you bounce the instrument up and down as well as striking it. A metal plate on the shaft says it was built by The Boombass Co. of Cleveland, OH. It came with a wire brush that apparently was used to play it. From the 1950's or early 60's, it is in fairly good, but well-used and worn condition. The cymbals are a little bent, and there is a split in the skin of the tambourine that was repaired from the back with tape long ago. The handle of the wire brush is very battered and cracked through, but it still holds together fine. It is 60" tall by 11" wide by about 8" deep. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: TOOW.   One man band ... Two more angles ... Side and back views ... Closeup, top half ... Lower half ... The cymbals ... The tambourine ... Side view of the tambourine ... Back of the tambourine, and the spring mechanism ... Closer view of tambourine from back ... The label ... Closer view of the middle and the brush ... Side view of the top half ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   One man band ... Two more angles ... Side and back views ... Closeup, top half ... Lower half ... The cymbals ... The tambourine ... Side view of the tambourine ... Back of the tambourine, and the spring mechanism ... Closer view of tambourine from back ... The label ... Closer view of the middle and the brush ... Side view of the top half ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Dempster horseThis is a cast iron horse made by Dempster, the manufacturer of windmills and windmill weights. We have never seen one exactly like it before. It is likely rare, and may have been made as a store display or salesman's sample. Both sides are marked with the Dempster logo and "Beatrice NEBR". It has worn cream colored paint with some old dark rust. The horse itself is 10" high by 12" long. It comes with a custom made wood display base. The size on the base is 12" high by 16" long by 6 1/2" wide. Age is from the early 1900's. The price is $395.00. Inventory Code: CCOK.   Dempster horse ... The other side ... Off the base ... Other side, off base ... Another angle ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Dempster horse ... The other side ... Off the base ... Other side, off base ... Another angle ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

Paper mache style figureThis is a large papier mache figure of a stylish man, said to be a store display from Detroit. He stands 42 1/2" tall by about 18" wide by 13" deep, painted in shades of peach, gray, red, and white. His cap and coat are made from a textured paper. The base is plywood, covered with crumpled layers of papier mache. Age is unknown, it looks to be from the 1970's or 80's. There is a fair amount of damage, including paint loss on the face, cracks under the chin, loss to one finger, and damage and loss on the base. While the weathered appearance adds to the appeal of this piece for us, the condition can best be described as fair. Having said that, we feel it is a striking and impressive piece. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CCWT.   Papier mache figure ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup ... Closeup of the hands ... Closeup of the feet ... Another closeup of the base ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Papier mache figure ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup ... Closeup of the hands ... Closeup of the feet ... Another closeup of the base ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Odd Fellows ceremonial apronThis is a beautiful and rare ceremonial costume panel from the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, an early African-American fraternal group. Called an apron, it was worn by some of the men of the lodge. It dates from the middle to late 1800s, and has been mounted on red fabric, in an oak frame under glass. The image was printed on silk, with satin ribbon borders and part of the cotton cord waistband. Some of the many symbols include the All-Seeing Eye, sun, moon, and stars, Noah's Ark, dove of peace, skull and cross bones, heart in hand, and much more. The piece itself measures 15" by 15", the frame is 20 1/2" by 20 1/2". It is in very good condition with minor foxing and staining, slight separation of one corner of the border, and what looks like a bit of paint on the lower left of the border. There is also some slight wear and scuffing to the frame, and damage to the paper backing of the frame.

There is some interesting history of the G. U. O. of O. F. here and here. Yale University Library has a video here that shows a lodge parade, with many of the men wearing similar aprons (about 4:10 into the video). The price is $975.00. Inventory Code: CCRP.   Odd Fellows ceremonial apron ... Closeup ... Side views ... Back of frame ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Odd Fellows ceremonial apron ... Closeup ... Side views ... Back of frame ... With a soda can for scale.

Cast iron tractor lawn sprinklerThis is a cast iron lawn sprinkler in the form of a tractor. It is the National Walking Lawn Sprinkler model B3. It has its original green and red paint. The tractor portion measures 20 1/2" long by 8 1/2" wide by 8 3/4" high, with an approx. 36" long spray arm. This sprinkler was made to automatically "walk" across the lawn, following the hose line as it sprayed. We have not tested it to see if it still works, but it appears to be in excellent condition, from the latter half of the 20th c. The price is $235.00. Inventory Code: ASOA.   Cast iron tractor lawn sprinkler ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Front view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron tractor lawn sprinkler ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Front view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above.

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