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Carving of sleeping man with dogThis is a very folky, heavily textured relief carving of a sleeping man watched over by his dog. There are flowers above the bed, and a small curtained window in the background. The dog has rhinestones set in for eyes. It is signed "D.L. Miles". The surface is a medium-dark stain. The carved board is mounted on a second layer of wood, with a heavy metal hanger on the back. It measures 14 3/4" high by 23 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" thick. The condition is excellent, with a very tiny bit of surface wear. There is a tight age crack along the top edge that was in the board when it was carved. The age is unknown, probably mid-20th century. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: COAC.   Carving of sleeping man with dog ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of sleeping man with dog ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Three drawer parquetry boxThis is an extremely nice, intricate, and decorative three drawer parquetry box in the form of a miniature dresser. This is not a surface decoration, rather the top, front, and sides were assembled from strips and blocks of various colors of wood, finished with a clear lacquer or varnish. The workmanship is very good. It stands 7" high by 5 1/2" wide by 6" deep. The age is unknown, probably middle 20th c., and the condition is excellent. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: COAR.   Three drawer parquetry box ... Another angle ... Front view ... One side ... The other side ... From above ... Drawers open ... Drawers removed ... Closeup ... Back view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Three drawer parquetry box ... Another angle ... Front view ... One side ... The other side ... From above ... Drawers open ... Drawers removed ... Closeup ... Back view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Birch bark vaseThis is a birch bark vase, possibly made about the 1930's as a souvenir. It has bent wood hoops and scalloped decoration around the top and bottom, and is initialled "KH" in pencil. The condition is fairly good with a couple of cracks in the bark. It stands 9 1/4" high by 7 1/4" by 7 1/2". The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: COTA.   Birch bark vase ... Other side, with a soda can for scale ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Closeup, with initials ... Another closeup ... From above ... From above, showing crack ... From below.
Some much larger photos:   Birch bark vase ... Other side, with a soda can for scale ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Closeup, with initials ... Another closeup ... From above ... From above, showing crack ... From below.

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.

Tramp art boxThis is a small octagonal tramp art box. It is built up from alternating shades of cigar box wood, with an intricate finial and three feet. An inscription on the bottom reads "From John to Mary 1921 120 Different Peices". The box stands 6 1/4" high by 5 1/2" by 5 1/2". It is in generally excellent condition. A crack in the finial has been reglued and there was a fabric hinge inside the lid which has been lost. The lid does not fit perfectly, this is how it was made. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CNCK.   Tramp art box ... The other side ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... From above ... Lid open ... Closeup of lid ... From below, inscription ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art box ... The other side ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... From above ... Lid open ... Closeup of lid ... From below, inscription ... With a soda can for scale.

Atomic Christmas mugThis is one of several atomic themed vintage limited edition ceramic coffee cups. They are decorated with stylized Christmas trees and an atom with electrons. These were given as gifts to employees of Dow Electronics in 1982. The reverse reads "Let Dow Electronics "Brighten" Your Prospects For A Prosperous 1983". They are in very good, used condition. They were made in England by Grindley, hold 13 ounces, and are 3 1/2 inches high. The price is $9.00 each plus shipping. Inventory Code: Mug1.   Atomic Christmas mug ... Other side, with a soda can for scale ... From below.
Some much larger photos:   Atomic Christmas mug ... Other side, with a soda can for scale ... From below.

Marquetry boxThis is a very nice marquetry jewelry box. It has a large 5 pointed star on the lid, with rows of diamonds around all four sides. The use of both the different colors and also grain patterns of the various woods is striking. Inside are two smaller compartments with hand carved slide lids. From the early 1900's, the box measures 10 7/8" wide by 7 1/8" deep by 4 5/8" high. The condition is fairly good. The lid is chipped on one back corner and cracks along the lid run from that corner. There was a lock which was removed long ago. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: COCO.   Marquetry box ... Another angle ... From above ... Side view ... The other side ... Closer view of side ... Back view ... Lid and inner compartments open ... Inside, inner compartments closed ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Marquetry box ... Another angle ... From above ... Side view ... The other side ... Closer view of side ... Back view ... Lid and inner compartments open ... Inside, inner compartments closed ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Tramp art pedestal standThis is a tramp art pedestal stand with a print of a stag set under glass in the top. The workmanship is very nice, with the top layers carved into a delicate zigzag pattern. It stands 26 3/4" high by 8 1/4" by 8 1/4" at the base. The surface is a weathered light colored lacquer or varnish. The condition is fairly good: it is excellent at the top, with some loss around the edges of the base as shown in the photos. There is also what looks like some old water staining on the print. Age is from the early 1900's. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: COSC.   Tramp art pedestal stand ... The top ... The other three sides ... Three more views ... Closeup of the top ... Second closeup of the top ... Third closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Second closeup of the base ... Third closeup of the base ... Fourth closeup of the base ... Fifth closeup of the base ... From above ... Closeup from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art pedestal stand ... The top ... The other three sides ... Three more views ... Closeup of the top ... Second closeup of the top ... Third closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Second closeup of the base ... Third closeup of the base ... Fourth closeup of the base ... Fifth closeup of the base ... From above ... Closeup from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Matchstick fishing boat modelThis is a model fishing boat made from match sticks. It has a solid wood bottom, plastic running lights, and thread rigging. Behind the cabin there is a hatch with a removable cover and a ladder going down below the deck. It is signed "Charles Madden © 95", and measures 13 1/2" long by 7" wide by 8 1/2" high. The condition is excellent, with one plastic light missing. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CHCC.   Match stick fishing boat model ... Another angle ... Side view, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above, hatch open ... Another view from above, hatch closed ... From below.
Some much larger photos:   Matchstick fishing boat model ... Another angle ... Side view, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above, hatch open ... Another view from above, hatch closed ... From below.

 


 

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