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Three wood and metal pulleys
Three wood and cast iron pulleys
TV Memory bottle
TV Memory bottle
Stop Twelve by Lewis Smith
"Stop Twelve" diner by Lewis Smith
Ink, crayon, and marker on a cracker box
Croc O Mower
"Croc O Mower" mechanical toy
Model ship
Very detailed ship model
Exceptional house in a bottle whimsy
Exceptionally detailed house in a
bottle whimsy from Cuba
Parquetry tray
Elaborate parquetry tray pieced from small wooden blocks
Decorative wooden gate
Decorative wooden gate
Pelican whimsy
Whimsy carved pelican with fish
Pipe rack
Painted wood pipe rack
Carved lizard
Carved and painted lizard
with metal claws
Carved snake
Carved snake
Horseshoe plant stand
Horseshoe stand
Trip Around the World quilt
Vibrant Trip Around the
World variation quilt
Fish decoy
Larger old carved fish decoy with good paint
Bottle whimsey
Bottle whimsey
Painted folk art shelf
Painted folk art shelf
twig planter
Hickory planter: good form, surface
stand
Red and green
plant stand
Rolling Pin
Rolling Pin with great patina, turned from solid wood
Octagonal tramp art box
Octagonal tramp art box with leaves
Collection of brushes
Framed collection of brushes
Stone carving
Sandstone carving of three figures
Cast iron architectural tie-in
Cast iron architectural tie-in

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Trip Around the World quiltThis is a bright geometric quilt, in a variation on the Trip Around the World pattern. It is machine and hand pieced, and hand quilted. The fabrics are cotton, with a white flannel back and white binding. From the 1940's, it measures 87 3/4" by 74". It is in good, washed condition, with a cluster of three very small dark spots on one edge, each less than 1/4". There is some age darkening on the back along the fold lines, this does not show through to the front. If you look very closely, you can see that some of the blue pieces are hand stitched rather than machine pieced. These might have been replaced some time ago. This is a vivid quilt that looks good on a bed or a wall. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TRAH.   Trip Around the World quilt ... Closeup of the center ... Another closeup of the center ... One corner ... Second corner, showing the small spots ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Closeup of the edge ... Some of the blue patches ... Closer view of the stitching on the blue patches ... Back view ... Closeup of the back ... Another closeup, back ... Corner of the back ... Another corner, back.

Rolling PinThis is an early, very heavy and large rolling pin. It is made from hardwood, likely maple. The round pin was constructed by joining 3 separate pieces. It was then turned on a lathe. It is in very good used condition, with a few marks and indentations. The surface is smooth and rich. This was probably made in the 1800's or early 1900's. It is almost 23" long by 3 1/2" in diameter. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TPWS.   Large, early rolling pin ... 3 other views ... The ends ... Scale with soda can.

Stop Twelve by Lewis Smith"Stop Twelve" by Lewis Smith. "Ola Will Box. Any Man. A Carryout Box Lunch.". There is a small signature worked into the cash register. This is part of a series of very detailed diners drawn on the backs of flattened cracker boxes in crayon, markers, and ballpoint pen. They are all about 10" by 17" (with slight variation). The edges of the boxes were cut unevenly, and the original crease lines of the boxes are visible. Crackers were a big part of his diet, and he then recycled the boxes into art. The price is $900.00. Inventory Code: LSC241.   "Stop Twelve" by Lewis Smith ... Reverse ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

 

More Lewis Smith drawings of diners


This is a well constructed memory bottle decorated with multicolor beads, shells, and includes two portions of football trading cards and two collecting cards from the TV shows Knight Rider and Dallas. They are dated 1981 and 1982, which appears to be about when it was made. The bottle is in excellent condition with no loss. It is 13" high and 5 1/2" in diameter. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: AWHA.   Image ... Second view - "Knight Rider" ... Third view - "Dallas" ... Fourth view ... From above ... From below.

Model shipThis is a very detailed ship model from the late 1800's or early 1900's. It is built from wood, with wire, cord, leather, and metal details. The painted surface has some fine crazing. The name "Levi Woodbury" is embossed into the end of the wooden base. It measures 17 3/4" long by 13 1/2" high by 4" wide. There is some minor loss to the rigging and some wear to the paint, especially on the surface of the waves, but the condition overall is very good, with a strong look. A card taped to the bottom reads: "U.S. Revenue Cutter Levi Woodbury Built 1864. Served on the Maine Coast 1864 - 1915. Ref: Steamboat Lore of the Penobscot, Richardson p.10." The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CCKT.   Model ship "Levi Woodbury" ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... A fourth view ... Front and back views ... From above ... From below ... Closeup of writing on bottom.
Some much larger photos:   Model ship "Levi Woodbury" ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... A fourth view ... Front and back views ... From above ... From below ... Closeup of writing on bottom.

Exceptional house in a bottle whimsyThis is an extraordinary bottle whimsey of a house. The main portion of the house is a single story, with the addition of 2 two-story sections, connected by a bridge. The entire piece is done in great detail. The house rests on an open courtyard enclosed by a fence. Thread is strung through the fence posts as rails. There is an external staircase, shrubbery, and windows all around the four sides of the main house. All of the light and dark checkerboard wood which makes up the floor is actually inlaid in separate small pieces. The different colors of the squares are different kinds of wood. This is also true of the other shades of wood throughout this piece. On the bottom is inscribed information about the maker. It reads "Puky Omaja" and the town name he lived in in Cuba. The bottle is mounted on the base and is 13 3/4" long by 3" in diameter. With the base it is about 4" high. This piece was made within the last few years. While it is not that old, it certainly is exceptional. The entire structure is in excellent condition and can be shipped. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: CSRC.   Exceptional house in a bottle whimsy ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Another angle ... Closer view ... A different angle ... Closer view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above ... End view ... From below ... Closeup of signature ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... Another angle ... A different angle ... Closer view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below.

Parquetry trayThis is a very intricate parquetry tray. It has a stylized bunch of grapes design worked into the top. It also has an openwork upper border, and sits up on low feet with a scalloped lower border. The entire piece is assembled from small wood blocks of many colors. It is in very good condition with minor wear and scuffing. The age is unknown, but appears to be from the mid-20th century or older. It measures 16 1/2" by 11 1/2" by 4" high. The price is $235.00. Inventory Code: COCW.   Parquetry tray ... From above ... Side view ... Two views of the other side ... Three more angles ... Another view from above ... End view ... The other end ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Decorative wooden gateThis is a decorative small wooden gate with nice geometric form. It is sturdy and well built, stained brown, with heavy black metal hinges. One hinge is broken, and there is some wear and minor loss as seen in the photos. The gate itself measures 28 1/4" high by 20 1/2" wide. With the hinges it is 28 1/2" by 22 1/4". It was made in the middle of the 20th century. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: CPCP.   Decorative wooden gate ... Side view ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup, upper right ... Upper left ... Lower left ... Closeup other side ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative wooden gate ... Side view ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup, upper right ... Upper left ... Closeup other side.

Pelican whimsyThis is an unusual small whimsy carving of a pelican with a fish. The fish is free to turn within the pelican's beak, but can't be removed. The carving is highlighted with pencil markings for eyes and gills. It stands 2 5/8" high by 2 5/8" wide by 2 1/4" deep, with an unfinished, oxidized surface. The condition is excellent. It is from the second half of the 20th c. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TTOW.   Pelican whimsy carving ... Front view ... Another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... With a soda can for scale.

Folk art pipe rackThis is a folky hand made pipe rack, painted red and black. It measures 9" wide by 4 1/4" high by 2 1/4" deep. It is made from 1/4" plywood and 3/4" board. The age appears to be 1940's, and the condition is excellent. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: AAPR.   Folk art pipe rack ... From above and below ... Side views ... Another side view ... Two more views ... Back.

Carved lizardThis is a folk art carved and painted lizard. It has metal (heavy wire) claws, and is signed JMT on the bottom of one foot. Probably from the late 20th century, it measures about 8" long by 3 1/2" wide and is in excellent condition with one claw missing. The price is $75.00. Inventory Code: CHTW.   Carved lizard ... Side view ... The other side ... Another view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved lizard ... Side view ... The other side ... Another view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved snakeThis is a carved and painted folk art snake. It has good decoration and is coiled as if to strike. There is a wonderful little carved piece nailed to the bottom to make it stand up higher. The snake is in fairly good condition with a worn surface and nicely aged paint. It is about 7 1/2" by 5" by 5", probably from the mid 20th century. The price is $110.00. Inventory code: TKHA-A.   Carved snake, with a soda can for scale ... From above ... Another angle ... Back view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... Seventh view ... Eigth view ... From below ... Closeup from below.
Some much larger photos:   Carved snake, with a soda can for scale ... From above ... Another angle ... Back view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... Seventh view ... Eigth view ... From below ... Closeup from below.

Croc O MowerThis is a wonderful, hand made folk art mechanical toy. The "Croc o Mower" is built from wood, with intricate burned decoration. The steering wheel turns the front headlight and wheels from side to side. Rolling the mower causes the crocodile head to snap its jaws - watch the video to see. Inscriptions include "1.3 Dino-Power", "Watch Out For Flower Beds", "Use Only Hi-Test BugOSaur Juice", and much more. The seat is covered with leather, and the croc has reflective red plastic eyes. The size is 7 1/4" long by about 6 1/4" wide by 3 1/2" high. It is in excellent condition, not signed or dated, but probably from the last quarter of the 20th c. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHSC.   "Croc o Mower" ... Front view, mouth open ... Front, mouth closed ... Another angle ... From above ... Other side from above ... Side view ... Back view ... Back, from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   "Croc o Mower" ... Front view, mouth open ... Front, mouth closed ... Another angle ... From above ... Other side from above ... Side view ... Back view ... Back, from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Octagonal tramp art boxThis is an unusual very nicely detailed octagonal tramp art box from about 1900. It is built with up to 11 layers of cigar box wood in several styles of chip carving. It also features carved leaves applied in the center of each side. The surface is a dark lacquer that shows some fine crazing in areas. The lid lifts off, and there are some pencil sketches of a heart, cross, and leaf on the underside of the lid. It measures 12 1/2" by 11", and stands 7" high. The box is in good condition. It has had some restoration. Most of it was very well done and hard to pick out. There is one pyramid on the lower edge that is an old replacement that does not match the rest of the work. The price is $1125.00. Inventory Code: CWAH.   Octagonal tramp art box with leaves ... Another angle ... Third view ... One end ... The other end ... From above ... Another view from above ... Lid open ... Inside of the lid ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Octagonal tramp art box with leaves ... Another angle ... Third view ... One end ... The other end ... From above ... Another view from above ... Lid open ... Inside of the lid ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Collection of brushesThis is an unusual and decorative framed collection of brushes. There is a wide variety of styles, types, and materials. The brushes range in age from the early 1900's to the 60's or 70's. They have been mounted with fine wire to a wood backdrop, set in an older frame. The individual brushes go from 5 1/2" to 15" long. The frame is 22" high by 28" wide by 1 1/2" deep. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TOOC.   Framed collection of brushes ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side views ... From above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Framed collection of brushes ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side views ... From above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Stone carvingThis is a carving in sandstone of three folky smiling figures. There is a geometric design incised on the back. The carving measures 13 3/4" wide by 8 1/4" high by 1 1/2" thick. There is a chip on the bottom right corner that has been broken and reglued, otherwise the condition is excellent. The age is unknown. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHRW.   Stone carving ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Cast iron architectural tie-inThis is a decorative cast iron architectural tie in with a form somewhat like a fleur de lis. From the late 1800's, it has a dark oxidized surface and is in excellent condition. It measures 9 1/2" by 6 3/4" by 3/4" thick. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CTRC.   Cast iron architectural tie-in ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron architectural tie-in ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Three wood and metal pulleysHere are three old, different, wood and metal pulleys that form an interesting set of industrial art. Each has a cast iron bracket and a worn, weathered wooden wheel. They are from the late 1800's or early 1900's, in old, weathered, used condition, with a great industrial look. They have been mounted on metal display stands and are priced individually, with a discount for the group.

The first pulley, on the left, is 10" high by 6" wide by 2 1/2" deep. As mounted it stands 14 1/4" high. Part of the iron bracket is missing on the back. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TSCA.   Wood and metal pulley, three views ... Side and back views ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Wood and metal pulley, three views ... Side and back views ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

The longest pulley, in the middle, is 16 1/2" high by 6" wide by 3 3/4" deep. As mounted it stands 17 1/4" high. The wooden wheel is very weathered, and part of the iron bracket is missing on the back. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TSCP.   Longest pulley ... Side and back views ... Closeup of back ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Longest pulley ... Side and back views ... Closeup of back ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

The darker colored pulley, on the right, is 12" high by 6 1/4" wide by 4" deep. As mounted it stands 14" high. It is in very good, used and worn condition. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TSCS.   Darker color pulley ... Side and back views ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Darker color pulley ... Side and back views ... From above ... The three pulleys together ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

Painted folk art shelfThis is folky and colorful painted wall box. It has nice size and a very good look. This piece was made of plywood with pine sides. The back is cut in the design of flowers, grass, and a tree. The paints have taken on a nice surface over the years. The box has two holes in the back for hanging, or also sits on a shelf. It was probably made around the 1930's or '40's, and is in very good condition. It is about 16" high by 15 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" deep. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TWWS.   Painted folk art shelf ... Closeup ... From above ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup, one side ... Closeup, other side ... Top view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Fish decoyThis is a good sized fish decoy, carved from wood with metal fins. It is painted shades of blue, with red, gold, yellow, and black detail. There is an old chip out of one side of the tail. The decoy is 11" long by 3 3/4" wide by 2 3/4" high, in very good, used condition. The age is unknown, but it is old. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: COHK.   Fish decoy ... The other side ... Front view ... From above ... Another angle ... Back view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle whimseyThis is a French bottle whimsey with two orchard workers picking apples. There is a tree with apples on it, and a basket of apples on the ground. It is built in a cut glass bottle that is filled with water. It stands 9 1/2" high by 3 7/8" in diameter, and is in excellent condition. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: TTKC.   Bottle whimsey ... Side with labels ... Closeup ... Another overall view ... Side view ... Three more views ... Closeup of upper label ... From above.

Horseshoe plant standThis is a plant stand made from welded horseshoes. It has good form and design. It stands 27 1/4" high by 13 1/2" in diameter; in excellent condition with weathered black painted surface. It was probably made in the early 1900's The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: ASCK.   Horseshoe plant stand ... Two more views ... More angles ... Closeup of base ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Horseshoe plant stand ... Two more views ... More angles ... Closeup of base ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

twig planterThis is a hickory planter with great form, surface, and age. It is all original, in excellent sturdy condition. The planter is 37" wide, 30 1/2" high to the top of the handles, and 13 1/2" deep. It is finished in a dark varnish which has aged nicely; and is well decorated with split and bent pieces. There is a small area on both of the long surfaces which seem to have been made as frames. Although they may have been done simply for decorative aspects, they certainly can be used to hold a small picture. The planter was probably made in the 1930's or 40's - although it could be earlier. The price is $795.00. Inventory Code: AHAT.   Hickory planter ... Another view.

standThis is square plant stand with a bottom shelf. It has a sculptural look. Made out of wood strips, with some running on the diagonal. It is in very good condition, and has an old dark red paint over an older green. It is 10 1/4" square and 24" high. From around the 1930's. The price is $160.00. Inventory Code: ASHH.   Image ... Another view.

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