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Carved bugle boyThis is a large, strong carved soldier holding a bugle. He stands 32" high by 8" wide by 20" deep. The bugle is an old metal party horn that may not be original to the carving. He has a plastic belt with a metal buckle, and is mounted on a plywood base. It looks like it has weathered outdoors for some time, with some paint loss and crazing, and some surface checking of the wood. The left foot is broken, with a missing chunk, as seen in the closeups. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: CWTC.   Carved bugle boy ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Front views ... Side view ... The other side ... Back views ... Closeup of face ... Closeup from side ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of the feet ... Side view of feet ... Feet, other side ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... The horn ... Another overall view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved bugle boy ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Front views ... Side view ... The other side ... Back views ... Closeup of face ... Closeup from side ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of the feet ... Side view of feet ... Feet, other side ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... The horn ... Another overall view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

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 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, it looks like it might have originally been a W.W.II soldier's trunk. 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 price is $350.00. 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.
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Folky butcher's trade sign
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A folky butcher's trade sign, hand made from metal tools and found objects, with a sheet metal rooster on top. Ice tongs form part of the frame. From the first half of the 1900's, it measures 30" high by 22" wide, in very good, weathered condition.

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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 signThis 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. The price is $175.00. 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.

Bird shooting gallery targetThis is a cast iron shooting gallery target in the form of a bird. It has a pitted, dark oxidized surface and measures 5 3/4" long by 3" high by 1 1/2" deep. It is from the early 1900's, in very good, used and shot condition. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CWPH.   Bird shooting gallery target, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... Side views.
Some much larger photos:   Bird shooting gallery target, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... Side views.

Aboriginal painting by Kudditji KngwarreyeThis is a large abstract painting in bold colors by Australian Aboriginal artist Kudditji Kngwarreye. The artist is well known in Australia and participated in a number of international exhibitions. He began painting in 1986, and retired in early 2015. It measures 42" by 82", painted in acrylic on unstretched linen, and signed on the back. It will be shipped rolled, unmounted. The price is $4000.00. Inventory Code: CHSP.   Aboriginal painting by Kudditji Kngwarreye ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... Closer view ... Back view ... Signature on back ... With a yardstick for scale ... Information sheet about the artist: large file (1.1Mb).
Some much larger photos:   Aboriginal painting by Kudditji Kngwarreye ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... Closer view ... Back view ... Signature on back ... With a yardstick for scale ... Information sheet about the artist: large file (1.1Mb).

Tramp art frameThis is a tramp art frame with a small U.S. flag set into the top. It is built up in six chip-carved layers with nice detail at the ends of each layer. The flag appears to be hand colored fabric or ribbon and is set under a plastic window. The frame measures 24" wide by 16" high by 2" deep. Age appears to be from the first quarter of the 1900's. It is in excellent condition with one small chip missing on the left-hand side. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHHP.   Tramp art frame with flag ... Side view ... The other side ... Two closeups of the flag ... From above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art frame with flag ... Side view ... The other side ... Two closeups of the flag ... From above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Concrete birdThis is an odd folk art concrete bird. It is hand made. The piece is painted black and reddish brown, with yellowish beak and pale blue on the base. There is some paint loss to the head and a little wear to the base, with a very slight surface crack. Otherwise it is in good condition with slight chips. The age is unknown, although it likely was made around the 1970's or 80's, but could be more recent. The base is 9 1/4" by 5", and the overall height is about 10 3/4". The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CHOO.   Concrete bird ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Concrete bird ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved stone dophin by Stanley GreerThis is a stone carving of a dolphin riding a wave. It was made by Stanley Greer, who studied under Popeye Reed, and is signed and dated on the bottom "S Greer 05". It measures about 8 1/2" long by 5 3/4" high by 2 1/2" wide and is in excellent condition. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CHRT.   Carved stone dophin by Stanley Greer ... The other side ... Another angle ... Fourth view ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved stone dophin by Stanley Greer ... The other side ... Another angle ... Fourth view ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved stone goatThis is a goat carved from a dense, heavy stone, either granite or marble. It measures 10 1/2" long by 6 1/2" high by 2 1/4" wide. The condition is very good, possibly missing a small chip off the end of the tail. There is no signature, and the age is unknown. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CHRC.   Carved stone goat ... Another angle ... Side view ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... The other side, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved stone goat ... Another angle ... Side view ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... The other side, with a soda can for scale.

Mid-century modern enameled plaqueThis is a colorful Mid-Century modern style enameled plaque set in a frame cut from a single piece of wood. It has geometric squares and circles of white on a red background highlighted with spatterings of white throughout. There may be a signature in the corner, we are not sure. The plaque itself is about 5 1/2" by 8", and the frame is just under 9 1/2" by 12" by 1/2" thick. Overall it is in very good condition with some slight crazing to the enamel work. It was probably made around the 1950's or 60's. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CWSO.   Mid-century modern enameled plaque ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Mid-century modern enameled plaque ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

 

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