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Match stick horse
Match stick art horse
Marquetry frame
Very intricate marquetry frame
Fretwork bird cage
Fretwork bird cage with
intricate cat, spider, leaves
Haitian painting
A Caribbean folk art painting
Glassmaker's whimsy
Spectacular large Glassmaker's whimsy
Carved cowboy on bucking bronco
Exceptional carving:
cowboy on bucking bronco
Primitive tool carrier
Primitive tool carrier
Silk chevron quilt
Late 1800's/early 1900's
Silk chevron quilt
3 carved Western figures
Three carved Western figures
Intricate veneer decorated table top
Intricate veneer decorated table top
Stone carving
Stone carving of woman's face
Redware bust
Redware bust
Huge Iron Hooks
Huge Iron Hooks
Ranch style birdhouse
Ranch style birdhouse
Intricately carved frame
"All Vanity": Large, intricate
carved frame dated 1877
Funky what-not shelf
Funky what-not shelf
Painting of American Indian Painting of Native American
Two portraits of American Indians
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Intricately carved frameThis is a large, amazingly intricate carved frame. On the lower border is carved "All Vanity", with a snake between the words. It is dated 1877 on the top, and elsewhere there are a heart, cross, apple, infinity sign, chain links, anchor, rope coils, the letters "A", "S", "H", "USD", and much more. The more you look the more you see. The back is signed "D W. Fox". There is no glass or mounting hardware, it is currently supported by a loop of fishing line. It measures 24 1/2" high by 21" wide by 3" deep, with an opening 19" by 14 3/4". There is a small, old break on the lower right, otherwise the condition is excellent. The price is $2995.00. Inventory Code: CRCH.   Intricately carved frame ... Side views ... Closeup of top ... Closeup, lower left ... Closeup, lower right ... Upper half, from above ... Lower half, from above ... Closeup of "All Vanity" ... From below ... Inner border, from below ... Back view ... Closeup of top, from back ... Closeup of signature ... With a soda can for scale.

Funky what-not shelfThis is a very odd, funky, one of a kind what-not shelf. It has two propellers that can turn at the top, a stairway from one shelf to the other, copper wire fence around the edges, and colorful labels from the fruit crates used to build it. It was probably made around the 1940's, and stands 18" high by 11 3/4" wide by 8 1/4" deep. Two of the scallops on the bottom right corner were broken off a long time ago, possibly when it was made. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: CSPA.   Funky what-not shelf ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of some crate labels ... Closeup from side ... From above ... A face visible from below ... A crate label, from below ... The bottom ... Video of the action [7.9Mb] ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Funky what-not shelf ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of some crate labels ... Closeup from side ... From above.

Painting of American IndianThis is a portrait of an American Indian holding a gun. It is drawn in pastels and ink on heavy chipboard, with fine detail, unsigned. It is mounted under glass in a beautiful frame with deeply textured gesso in a pattern of bark, vines, and leaves, painted an old, oxidized gold. There is some very slight loss to the surface of the frame, visible in the closeup photos. The overall size of the frame is 26 1/2" high by 22 1/2" wide by 2 1/2" deep. The visible opening for the drawing is 19 1/2" by 15 1/2". The age appears to be from the first half of the 20th c., and the frame may be older. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: COKO.   Painting of American Indian ... Closeup, top half ... Closeup, lower half ... Side view ... The other side ... Two more side views ... From above and below ... Closeup of frame ... Another closeup of frame ... Back view ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

Painting of Native AmericanThis is a portrait of a Native American man painted in oil or acrylic on heavy chipboard. There is a signature we cannot make out. The condition is excellent. It is mounted in a frame under glass. The overall size is 21 1/2" high by 17 1/2" wide by 3/4" deep, with a visible opening of 19 1/2" by 15 1/2". It is from the first half of the 20th c. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: COKR.   Painting of Native American ... Closeup, upper half ... Closeup, lower half ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale

Intricate veneer decorated table topThis incredible piece of folk art is a table top 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. All the colors are from the various shades of wood used. The design includes the words "Bless This House O Lord We Pray Amen". The surface has a clear, glossy finish with slight texture from the layers of veneer. It is 36" in diameter by 1" thick, with screw eyes on the back for hanging.

The table top itself is probably from the early 1900's, with a partial label on the back from a New York City shop. The age of the decoration is unknown, but looks to be approximately mid-20th c. There is a signature that appears to have been applied with a rubber stamp. There are a few very small places where bits of veneer are loose or chipped, and one piece where the finish is lost, as seen in the closeup photos. Overall, the condition is excellent and it is a striking and unique piece. The price is $2500.00. Inventory Code: CCOA.   Intricate veneer decorated table top ... Closeup of the center ... "Bless This House" ... "O Lord We Pray" ... Closeup with signature ... Closeup of loss ... Side views ... Back view ... Label on back ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Intricate veneer decorated table top ... Closeup of the center ... "Bless This House" ... "O Lord We Pray" ... Closeup with signature ... Closeup of loss ... Side views ... Back view ... Label on 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.

Match stick horseThis is an unusual folk art wall piece. It has the image of a horse made from cut match sticks glued over plywood, with a rhinestone for an eye. The horse is surrounded by four rectangular frames and two round medallions. It is finished in crazed black paint and several shades of stain, with clear lacquer or varnish. The size is 12 1/2" high by 25 3/4" wide by 1/2" thick. Age is from the second half of the 20th century. The condition is very good, with minor loss on the corners and a couple of replaced match sticks. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: COTH.   Match stick horse ... Closeup of horse ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Side view ... The other side ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Match stick horse ... Closeup of horse ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Side view ... The other side ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Marquetry frameThis is a very intricate and finely made marquetry frame. It has a mirror in it, and wires on the back so that it can hang vertically or horizontally. The size is 20 1/4" by 17 1/4" by 1" deep, with an opening 16 1/4" by 13 1/4". The surface is finished in a clear lacquer or varnish. It is in very good condition with minor surface wear as seen in the closeups. Age is unknown, but it appears to be from the 1920's to 40's, with a more recent mirror. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CWRS.   Marquetry frame ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Side view ... From second side ... From third side ... From fourth side ... Another overall view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Fretwork bird cageThis is a really elaborate fretwork bird cage. It has two compartments, with a spider and web design on the upper, and a cat among leaves, vines, and flowers on the lower half. The other sides, back, and top are decorated with leaf and branch cutouts. There are perches inside, and rectangular openings on the sides for food and water dishes to be inserted. The cage is cut from 1/4" plywood, finished in a warm light brown varnish. It stands 22 1/4" high by 14 1/2" wide by 10" deep, and was probably made about the 1940's. The condition is excellent. There are two small areas on the upper back where the top layer of the plywood has chipped off, visible in the photos. The price is $800.00. Inventory Code: COAH.   Fretwork bird cage ... Front view ... Another angle ... Closeup of upper half ... Closeup of cat ... Side view ... The other side ... Back ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Doors open ... Another view open ... Closeup inside upper half ... Inside lower half ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Haitian paintingHere is a folk painting from either Haiti or the Dominican Republic. It was done in water color on artists board and is in a metal frame under glass. Signed "Jack '88", it is of a local store with the name Col. Miguel over one door. The image size of the painting is 9 3/4" high by 13 1/2" wide. The frame is 16 1/4" by 20 1/4". The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: KPPC-8.   Watercolor street scene ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back.

Glassmaker's whimsyThis is a large, spectacular glassmaker's whimsy, the only one of its kind we have ever seen. It is an assembly of links, circles, triangles and stars mostly in brown and blue glass, with a few green and clear pieces. Each link was individually made from glass rod that was heated until it could be bent, passed through the previous link, and then the ends melted and sealed together to form the next link. All the links move like a regular chain, so the piece can be arranged in many shapes. As you see it in the first photo it is spread out to 57" by 36". The age is unknown, and the condition is excellent. The price is $1750.00. Inventory Code: COPP.   Glassmaker's whimsy ... Arranged differently ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Fifth closeup ... Sixth closeup ... Side view ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Glassmaker's whimsy ... Arranged differently ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Fifth closeup ... Sixth closeup ... Side view ... With a yardstick for scale.

Carved cowboy on bucking broncoThis is an exceptional carving of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco. It is very lifelike and detailed, with a strong sense of motion. The surface is a finely alligatored dark varnish or lacquer. The carving is mounted on a slightly larger slab of wood as a base. It stands 21 1/2" high by 8" wide by 13" deep. There are a number of old repairs where the carving was broken at one time. These include two of the horse's feet, the tail, and one arm and neck of the cowboy. They are tight and not very noticeable, but we have tried to include closeup photos of all of them. Contact us if you want more details. The age is probably from the early 1900's, but it could be older. It is a spectacular piece. The price is $2000.00. Inventory Code: COWH.   Carved cowboy on bucking bronco ... Closeup of cowboy ... One side ... The other side ... Fourth view ... From back ... Another back view ... Another closeup of cowboy ... Closeup of horse ... Closeup of head and arm repairs ... Closeup one side ... Closeup other side ... Another closeup of horse ... Closeup of repair on rear leg ... Closeup from back of cowboy ... Repair on tail ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Primitive tool carrierThis is a hand made primitive tool carrier, very weathered and worn. It has a really good look and feel. It is built from pine boards with an unfinished surface, divided into two compartments inside. There is a handle for carrying, and feet to stand on. From the early 1900's, it is 21 3/4" wide by 9 3/4" deep, and stands 21" high. The condition is sturdy, very worn from use, with an old break at the top on one end. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: TARA.   Primitive tool carrier ...   Another angle ...   One side ...   The other side ...   End views ...   Closeup ...   Another overall view ...   From above ...   From below.

Silk chevron quiltThis is a very striking, bold, chevron strips quilt. It has strong colors and a great design. While it certainly can be used, it would look wonderful hung and displayed. The fabrics are silks, satins, and velvets. It was previously described also as using late 19th century silk most often found in cravats and waistcoats; possibly tailoring scraps. The size of the quilt is 56 1/2" by 60 1/2", which contributes to the ease in which it can be shown. The overall condition is excellent; although there are three very small tears in the border, less than 1/4" each. One diagonal black strip is fragile, with some loss at the edges, all of the other fabrics seem strong and sturdy. On the back there is some very faint yellowing and a few tiny pin holes. The age is from the late 1800's or early 1900's. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CRCR.   Silk chevron quilt ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Closeup of frayed strip ... Closeup, one edge ... Closer view ... Back ... Closeup, one corner of back ... Second corner of back ... Third corner of back ... Fourth corner of back ... Pin holes on back ... With a yardstick for scale.

Redware bustThis is a redware head of a woman. It is finished in glossy clear and black glaze. As far as we know, it was made in Georgia. The letters "K S" are incised in the bottom. It is a little on the "strange" side and is out of perspective. It appears old, but the age is unknown. It is 7" high, the base is approximately 6 3/4" in diameter, and it is in excellent condition with one very small flake on the side of the base. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: PSAP.   Redware bust ... Front view ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Another angle ... Back view ... Another view from back ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Iron ship hooksThis is a movable metal sculpture made of two huge old iron hooks connected through a link. They came from Maine and were likely used on a large ship, possibly for holding anchor chain. One side is painted red and the other green, indicating port and starboard. This is an old, working repaint. Each hook is about 12" long by 7" wide and 1 1/2" at the thickest. They are mounted on a black, custom iron base and can be arranged in several different configurations. Age is unknown, but they are old, in excellent, used condition. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TTPH.   Iron ship hooks ... Another view ... Third angle ... Fourth view ... From above ... Front view ... Off the base ... Mounted another way ... Another angle ... Another front view ... The base only.

Ranch style birdhouseThis is a nice small birdhouse made in the style of a 1950's ranch house. It is in excellent, old condition, with good color, detail, and form. The walls are made from 3/4" pine, while the roof and bottom are 1/4" plywood. The decorative doors and window are from veneer, with small cut pieces and layering of the windows on the garage doors. They have all been painted in great detail. The bottom of the house is held by screws so it can be removed for cleaning. The birdhouse is 11" long by 7" deep, and 5 3/4" to the top of the hanging screw eye. It is likely from the 1970's or so. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TOWW.   Ranch style birdhouse ... Another view ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup of detail ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

3 carved Western figuresThis is a group of three western figures carved by the same maker. Each has the same stylized pose. They are carved from a dark, fine-grained wood with painted details, mounted on pine bases. The age is unknown, but they are old, probably from the middle of the 20th c. They are in excellent condition.

The largest carving is 15" high by about 5" wide by 6" deep. He has a badge that says "Wild Bill" drawn on his chest in pencil. His pants are dark green, hair and base are black. The hair has some carved texture.

The middle figure is 5 1/4" high by 2 1/2" wide by 2 3/4" deep. He has a black hat, hair, and base. "Virginia" is written on the bottom in pencil.

The smallest figure stands 3 3/4" high by 1 1/2" wide by 2" deep. His hat, boots, and base are green and his hair is gray with carved texture. The price for all three is $425.00. Inventory Code: COWA.   Three carved western figures ... The largest carving ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Closeup of the two smaller carvings ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... One side ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... Inscription on the middle carving ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

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