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Carving of men playing checkersCarving of fiddlerCarving of preacher
Three detailed carvings with lots of personality by Jack Eichbaum of TN
Stone carving
Stone carving of woman's face
Gourd birdhouseGourd birdhouseGourd birdhouse
Several birdhouses built of wood in gourds
Home made grain scoop
Home made grain scoop
Photo of dancers
Hand colored photo
of burlesque dancers
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Portrait by Robert E. Gilbert
Bird shooting gallery target
Bird shooting gallery target

Intricately Painted cane
Bottle cap basket
Bottle cap basket
Carved stone goat
Carved stone goat

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Home made grain scoopThis is a primitive, make-do scoop for grain, animal feed, etc. It was hand made from part of a metal sign, with a wooden back and hand carved wood handle. The metal has worn yellow, gold, red, and black paint. The handle has a nice smooth patina from use. It is 15" long by 7 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" deep, in good, sturdy, used condition with appropriate paint wear and light rust. It was made in the first half of the 20th century. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: CSST.   Home made grain scoop ... Back views ... Another view ... Side views ... Sides, from back ... Closeup of handle ... Closeup inside ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Home made grain scoop ... Back views ... Another view ... Side views ... Sides, from back ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap basketThis is nice looking bottle cap basket with good color and form. It is old, sturdy and very functional. It is about 12" high by 10 1/4" wide and 8" deep and was constructed from old, cork-lined caps. Probably made in the 1940's or 50's, it has been more recently repainted. It is in very good condition, although it has a slight break in the bottom rim. That is still strong. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: THSK.   Bottle cap basket ... Turned a little ... Turned again ... Turned more.

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.

Here is a nice, simple, attractive hand carved cane which was then painted a deep reddish brown with fine black striping. It has a metal ferrule on the tip with the number 908 painted on in white. It has been used, but is in very good, sturdy condition with only a little wear. It seems to be about 60 or 70 years old, and is 35" long. From the collection of Herbert Hemphill. The price is $55.00. Inventory Code: ARPC.   Overall image ... Closeups of detail ... Other side of top.

Photo of dancersThis is a hand colored photograph of burlesque can-can and fan dancers. The picture is old, perhaps from the 1930's and is matted and mounted in a newer frame with a padded fabric matting. The image is about 15 1/5" by 8 1/2". The frame is a bit over 23" by 16". It's a wonderful piece. The price is $395.00. Inventory Code: TTHH.   Photo of burlesque dancers ... Closeup ... Side view.

Carving of men playing checkersCarving of fiddlerCarving of preacherHere are three detailed carvings with lots of personality. There is a preacher, a fiddler, and two men playing checkers. Each is painted, and signed "Jack Eichbaum". Eichbaum lived in Chattanooga, TN and carved for many decades until his death in 2010. He was a member of the Southern Highlands Craft guild.   All three carvings together ... Larger photo.

The first two men are seated on crates, playing checkers on top of a barrel. Their faces and clothes are very lifelike. The carving is 5 1/4" high by 3 3/8" by 6 7/8", in excellent condition. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CCTH.   Carving of men playing checkers ... The other side ... Another angle ... A fourth view ... One end ... The other end ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of men playing checkers ... The other side ... Another angle ... A fourth view ... One end ... The other end ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

The fiddle player has a long mustache, and is seated with one foot propped on his chair. The whole carving, including the chair and base is made from a single piece of wood. It is 5 5/8" high by 2 1/4" side by 4 7/8" deep, in excellent condition. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CCTO.   Carving of fiddler ... Side view ... Front view ... The other side ... Back views ... From above ... Another view from above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of fiddler ... Side view ... Front view ... The other side ... Back views ... From above ... Another view from above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

The African-American preacher is caught in mid-sermon, gesturing over his Bible. He stands 5 3/8" tall by 1 7/8" wide by 3 3/4" deep. The condition is excellent except for a small chip off of his finger. The price is $300.00. Inventory Code: CCTW.   Carving of preacher ... Another angle ... Side view ... Front view ... The other side ... Back views ... From above ... Another view from above and below ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of preacher ... Another angle ... Side view ... Front view ... The other side ... Back views ... From above ... Another view from above and below ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
 

Painting by Robert E. GilbertHere is a painting by the late Robert E. Gilbert (REG) of Jonesboro, TN. This very vivid and detailed portrait of a woman with a wild background is painted in gouache or watercolor on heavy paper. It is signed "REG 1971", measures 18" by 24", and is in excellent condition with very faint foxing visible only on the back. In the 1950's through the 70's REG was a prolific producer and contributor of art to science fiction fan magazines. You can see much more of REG's work here. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: REG 104.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler 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.

Gourd birdhouseNext are several nicely painted birdhouses by the same maker. Each is built of wood set into a gourd. They have wire loops for hanging, and drainage holes drilled in the bottom. From the second half of the 20th c., they are in used, very weathered condition but still sturdy for display. There is paint wear and loss, age splits in the wood, and the gourds are cracked, usually where the houses are fitted in.

This larger house has a railed deck above an entrance porch. The gourd is painted blue. It is about 14" high by 14" by 9" The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: COPK.   Gourd birdhouse ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Gourd birdhouse ... Another view ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Gourd birdhouseThis smaller gourd is painted yellow, with a green and white peaked roof over the porch. It measures about 9 1/2" high by 8" by 5 1/2". The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: COAP.   Gourd birdhouse ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Gourd birdhouse ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Gourd birdhouseThis one has a small green house with a red and white roof. The gourd is painted dark brown, and is more cracked than the others. It is about 14 1/2" high by 9 1/2" by 5". The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: COAA.   Gourd birdhouse ... Another angle ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Gourd birdhouse ... Another angle ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Gourd birdhouseThis birdhouse is yellow, with a large gray porch with brown roof. It is about 15" high by 10 1/2" by 7". The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: COAS.   Gourd birdhouse ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Gourd birdhouse ... Another angle ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From 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.

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