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Sculptural apple peeler
Sculptural mechanical apple peeler w/hearts
Slow/Stop highway worker's sign
Two sided hand made construction
workers' sign, 4 1/2 feet long
Memory ware shard pedestal stand
Memory ware shard
pedestal stand
LS116
Drawing by Lewis Smith
Folky butcher's trade sign
Folky metal trade sign
with rooster, found objects
Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight
Hummer rooster windmill weight
Bottle whimsey of men playing checkers
Exceptionally detailed bottle whimsy
from Cuba: men playing checkers
Wooden carrier
Wooden tote with
tree branch handle
Haitian painting
A Caribbean folk art painting
Primitive jointed carving
Very primitive jointed man with felt hat
Pair of pedestal stands
Pair of pedestal stands
Miniature rocking chairMiniature chair
Two small matching rustic model chairs from twigs
Apple head dolls
3 Apple head dolls
Concrete yard art star
Concrete, tile, & mirror yard art star

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Slow/Stop highway worker's signThis is an old slow/stop sign of the type used by signal persons on roads. It has a wood handle, metal sign, and cloth flag; and was probably made about the 1940's or a bit earlier. The entire piece is 55" long. The metal sign is 14" by 8" and reads "Slow" on one side and "Stop" on the other. Both it and the end of the handle are painted orange, with the words on the metal in white. The red cotton flag is about 12" by 13", and is somewhat tattered through use. The handle was cut into an octagon along its length. The overall condition is good with normal wear, scratches, and scrapes from years of use. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CAPO.   Slow/Stop highway worker's sign ... The other side, with a yardstick for scale ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Side view ... From below ... From above ... Side view, closeup ... The other side.
Some much larger photos:   Slow/Stop highway worker's sign ... The other side, with a yardstick for scale ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Side view ... From below ... From above ... Side view, closeup ... The other side.

sculptural apple peelerThis is a wonderful looking, old metal apple peeler. Mounted on a new base and stand its decorative form shows very well. This former household tool really is an object of art. Hearts are cast in two of the large gears and the surface is an old rust with character. It looks good from all sides. The peeler still turns and is in very good condition, with no apparent loss. On the base it is about 12" high. The object itself is about 8" wide by 6 1/2" deep. The price is $235.00. Inventory Code: TWWO.   Metal apple peeler ... From Above ... Top view ... Another overall ... Scale with soda can ... Close-up #1 ... Close-up #2 ... Close-up #3 ... Close-up #4 ... Close-up #5 ... See a video of the motion (2.4Mb).

Memory ware shard pedestal standThis is a really beautiful and detailed memory ware pedestal. It is covered with a particularly rich variety of shards from very fine china, as well as doll heads, baby figurines, patterned glass, a china frog and rooster's head, a lady's watch, and a doll's cup and pitcher. The spaces between the shards are painted in an old, dark, oxidized gold. In the center top is a heavy hammered copper ashtray that is not attached. It lifts off to reveal a round open space. While probably not original to the stand, this is how we found it, so we are offering it as is.

There is a fair amount of loss around the lower edges of the top, with a lesser amount on the edges of the base. This is not at all obvious or intrusive to us, we had to look closely to see some of it. Take a look at the many closeup images to see the great detail for yourself, and if you have any questions, give us a call. This wonderful stand was made in the early 1900's. Some of the decoration appears to be much older. It measures 28" high by about 9" by 9". The price is $775.00. Inventory Code: THHA.   Memory ware pedestal stand ... The other sides ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Closeup of the middle ... From above ... From above, ashtray removed ... Another overall view from above ... Closeup of top, 2nd side ... Closeup of top, 3rd side ... Closeup of top, 4th side ... Closeup of base, 2nd side ... Closeup of base, 3rd side ... Closeup of base, 4th side ... Top, from below ... Another closeup of top, ashtray removed ... Final closeup of top ... Another closeup of base, from above ... Extreme closeup of base.

"Pumpkin Vine Hill", by Lewis Smith. Crayon, ballpoint, marker, and pencil on white paper, 11" by 17". The price is $875.00. Inventory Code: LS116. Image ... Closeup.

You can see more of his art, or find out about the life of the late Lewis Smith.

Folky butcher's trade signThis is a folky butcher's trade sign. It is hand made from metal tools and found objects, with a sheet metal rooster on top. Ice tongs form part of the frame. It has worn silver paint with areas of surface rust. Red and black decoration was added on one side. From the first half of the 1900's, it measures 30" high by 22" wide by about 5" deep at the tong handles, in very good, weathered condition. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CCRS.   Folky butcher's trade sign ... Closeup ... The other side ... Side views ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Folky butcher's trade sign ... Closeup ... The other side ... Side views ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.

Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weightThis is a cast iron windmill weight in the form of a rooster. It is a short stem Hummer, made in the early 1900's by the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company, in Elgin, IL. It has an old repaint of black, red, and white and is in excellent condition. It comes with a custom made wooden display base. The size is 9 3/4" long by 8 3/4" high by about 1 3/4" thick. As mounted on the base, it is 11" high by 13" by 6 1/2". The price is $650.00. Inventory Code: CTRP.   Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... From above ... Removed from the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Removed from the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Primitive jointed carvingNext is a jointed carving of a very primitive man wearing a felt hat, with tacks for eyes. He has no arms, and apparently never did as there is nowhere they could have been attached. There are small pieces of cloth attached which seem to be remnants of clothing. He is mounted on a custom made metal base. The carving itself is about 14" high by 2 1/4" by 2". As mounted, he is 16 1/2" by 3 1/4" by 3". It was probably made about the 1920's or 30's. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CTHK.   Three views of the carving ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Legs and feet, from above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Three views of the carving ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Legs and feet, from above ... 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.

Miniature rocking chairMiniature chairNext are two matching miniature rustic chairs. They are made from twigs with the bark partly removed and scrap wood, probably from the 1950's or 60's. They are in very good condition with minor wear. The straight chair stands 3 3/4" high by 2" wide by 2 3/4" deep. There seems to be a number or word carved very faintly into the seat, but we can't make it out. The rocking chair measures 3 3/4" high by 2" wide by 4 1/4" deep. The price for the pair is $95.00 Inventory Code: TKHC.   Straight chair:   Miniature straight chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Rocking chair:   Miniature rocking chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both chairs together ... With a soda can for scale.

Some much larger photos:   Straight chair:   Miniature rustic chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Rocking chair:   Miniature rocking chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both chairs together ... With a soda can for scale.

Concrete yard art starThis is a large concrete yard art star, decorated with embedded shards of tile and mirror. It is painted with red, gray, and silver paint that is weathered from outdoor exposure. The star is about 26" across, and 1 1/2" thick, flat on the back. It is in good, weathered condition. The age is unknown, but it appears to be from the last quarter of the 20th c. This piece is much more impressive than the photos show, and would go well either indoors or out. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CTTH.   Concrete yard art star ... Side view ... Another side ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   With a yardstick for scale ... Side view ... Another side.

Wooden carrierThis is an interesting old wood "tote". It was primarily made out of crate wood, with a round handle fashioned from a tree branch. The carrier is divided into four sections, each about 4 1/2" square. The entire piece is about 11 1/2" wide by 10 1/2" deep by 20" tall. It was painted an old silver radiator paint, which has weathered over the years. This piece is probably made around the 1930's or 40's, and is in excellent sturdy condition with one long sliver missing from the lower edge. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CPTO.   Wooden carrier tote ... One side ... Two more sides ... The fourth side ... From above ... Closeup of one side ... Closeup, opposite side ... Closeup from above ... Closeup of the handle ... Another closeup of the handle and construction ... Top view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Wooden carrier tote ... One side ... Two more sides ... From above ... Closeup of one side ... Closeup from above.

Bottle whimsey of men playing checkersThis is an extremely intricate, well done, and folky bottle whimsy. It is a scene of two men playing checkers. Each of the people was carved in detail down to the smallest features. Included in the construction are the chairs they are sitting on, the checkerboard which has individually inlaid squares of different colors, and individual checkers. This sits on top of a barrel. There are two stools, each with bottles and glasses. The entire scene is placed on a wood floor, which has been scored and colored, and is in front of a full back wall on which have been applied various designs enclosed in a wooden frame. The construction just about fills the main part of the bottle, which is about 11 1/4" long, including the carved stopper, by 3 1/2" in diameter. The bottle sits on a handmade base, so it is about 4 1/2" high in total. It is signed by the maker on the bottom with his name and place of residence in Cuba. (You can see more bottles by the same maker here). This piece is in excellent condition and was made in the last few years. The price is $1200.00. Inventory Code: CSRA.   Bottle whimsey of men playing checkers ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Another overall view ... From above ... One end, from above ... End view ... Two back views ... From below ... Closeup of signature ... Another closeup from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle whimsey of men playing checkers ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... From above ... One end, from above ... Two back views.

Pair of pedestal standsHere is a pair of hand made pedestal stands. They are sturdily built and painted a dark rust color. Decorative molding was applied around the top, bottom, and middle of the shafts. Each stand sits on four wedge-shaped feet. The stands are in very good condition, strong and useable. Each one has an age split across the top, along with some minor scrapes and paint weathering. One stand has faded to a slightly lighter shade than the other. Each is 29" high by 12" by 12". They were made in the first half of the 20th c. They are priced at $375.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TRKS.   Pair of pedestal stands ... Larger photo.

One of the stands ... Two side views ... The other two sides ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Another view of the base ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   One of the stands ... Two side views ... The other two sides.

The second stand ... Two side views ... The other two sides ... Closeup of the top ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   The second stand ... Two side views ... The other two sides.

These are three handmade dolls with dried apple heads. Their bodies are made from wire, wood, and cloth, with hand made clothes, and decorated with beads, buttons, etc. There is a man standing; a man in a seated posture, wearing glasses and holding a piece of newspaper; and a woman sitting in a chair made from thin, curled strips of metal. One is labeled by the maker, from North Carolina. They were probably made around the 1970's. They range in size from 7" to 10" high and are in very good condition. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: PCWW. Image.

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