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  Taxidermy bear head formThis is a taxidermy form of a bear's head. It is made from papier-mache with glass eyes. There is part of a paper label from H. A. Schumacher taxidermist's supplies of Jersey City, N. J. This would have originally been purchased to be covered with an actual bear hide, but that was never done. It is from the early 1900's, measuring about 19 1/2" long by 7 3/4" wide by 6 1/2" high. The condition is fair, with wear especially on the nose and around the mouth, but sturdy for display. It has a great look. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: CRSS.   Taxidermy bear head form ... Another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... Front view ... Another front view ... Another overall view ... Back view ... Another back view ... Closeup of label ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Beaver fishing lureThis is a fishing lure in the form of a beaver. It has a wood body with carved detail on the tail, ears, and teeth, metal tacks for eyes, and sheet metal legs. An arrow shaped cavity was carved in the belly and filled with lead for weight. It is in very good old, used condition with weathered paint on the legs and traces of white paint on the teeth. The size is 8 1/2" long by 3 3/4" wide by 2 1/4" high. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CRSP.   Beaver fishing lure ... From above ... Side view ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Here are three folky carved totems by the same maker. One is initialled "LB". The age is unknown, but they are old enough that the natural surfaces have darkened and oxidized. They are described and priced separately below.   All three totems below ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... All four, with a soda can for scale.

Carved totemThis largest totem was carved from a curved branch. Some of the bark was left on as hair and clothing of the figures. The men on top and bottom are wearing a top hats. The man in the middle has painted eyes, and an arm that was carved separately and attached. The other arm is missing. It is mounted on a separate piece of wood with "LB" burned into it. It stands 21" high. The base is 3 1/4" by 2 1/2". The condition is good with the exception of the missing arm and a few old chips in the hat brims. The price is $285.00. Inventory Code: CRST.   Carved totem, several views ... Closeups, one side ... Closeups, the other side ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved totemThis next carving is a man in a top hat standing over a pig or dog, over a turtle. It is 13" tall by 1" by 1", in very good condition. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CRSC.   Carved totem, several views ... Several closeups ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved totemThis totem has a man's bust on top with beads for eyes, over a giraffe, over a turtle. It was carved from something like a furniture leg or bannister rail, and parts of the darker finished surface were left on as accents. It is 12 1/4" tall by 1 1/4" wide by 1 1/2" deep, in very good condition. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CRSH.   Carved totem, several views ... Several closeups ... With a soda can for scale.

Sketch by Lewis Smith"Pattie and Dottie", a framed sketch by Lewis Smith. It is done in ballpoint ink on paper from a sketch pad. The paper has yellowed somewhat with age. The sketch pad was pierced through, so there is a small hole on the left edge, and also a faint crease in the lower right. It is mounted in a green wooden frame. The sketch itself measures 11 3/4" wide by 8 3/4" high, and the frame is 14 3/4" by 11 3/4". It is from the last quarter of the 20th c. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: LS226.   Sketch by Lewis Smith ... In the frame ... With a soda can for scale.

Tramp art boxThis is a fairly large tramp art box with elaborate decoration. It is made from cigar box wood over a crate wood base, partly lined with red fabric. The dark finish is finely alligatored. The lid is hinged. Inside, part of a crate stencil reads "Mansfield". It measures 14" wide by 8 3/4" high by 7" deep. The age is from the late 1800's or early 1900's. It is in very good condition with some slight surface wear. The price is $1250.00. Inventory Code: COWW.   Tramp art box ... Another angle ... From above ... Back view ... Side view ... The other side ... Lid open ... Another view open ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Marquetry frameThis is a large and very intricate marquetry frame from the early 1900's, with very fine workmanship. It measures 28 1/4" by 22 1/2", with an opening 22 3/4" by 17". It is in very good condition with slight surface wear. Two small triangles may have been replaced, visible in the fourth closeup photo. Also, two reinforcement pieces on the back have been replaced. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CWOK.   Marquetry frame ... Side views ... Closeup, upper half ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Marquetry frameThis is a large marquetry frame with a chip-carved outer border and carved inner border. It has a nice, rich surface of lacquer or varnish that shows the subtle variations in color of the inlay work. The size is 28 3/4" by 25 1/2", with an opening 21" by 18". The lower right corner is missing a narrow strip of the outer border and a small triangle of the inlay, visible in the first closeup photo. Otherwise, the condition is excellent. Age appears to be from the early 1900's. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CWOR.   Marquetry frame ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Another closeup of the back ... With a soda can for scale.

Sketch by Lewis SmithThis is a framed drawing of four women wrestling by Lewis Smith. It is done in pencil, ink, and crayon on paper from a sketch pad. The paper has yellowed somewhat with age. The sketch pad was pierced through, so there is a small hole on the left edge, and also a small tear in the upper right corner. It is mounted in a green wooden frame with a sliver missing from the upper right. The sketch itself measures 11 3/4" wide by 8 3/4" high, and the frame is 14 3/4" by 11 3/4". It is from the last quarter of the 20th c. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: LS227.   Sketch by Lewis Smith ... In the frame.

Sketch by Lewis SmithThis is a framed drawing of two women wrestling by Lewis Smith. It is done in pencil, ink, and crayon on paper from a sketch pad. The paper has yellowed somewhat with age. There is some slight foxing, and the cover of the pad left a faint reddish area on the left side. The sketch pad was pierced through, so there is a small hole on the left edge, and also a small tear in the upper margin. It is mounted in a green wooden frame. The sketch itself measures 11 3/4" wide by 8 3/4" high, and the frame is 14 3/4" by 11 3/4". It is from the last quarter of the 20th c. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: LS229.   Sketch by Lewis Smith ... In the frame.

Tramp art bankThis is a tramp art bank with a beautiful alligatored surface. It is dated 1926 on the top, with the words "Lewiston" and "Maine" painted on the long sides, and the initials "E" and "A" on the short ends. There is a slot in the top to put money in. A secret "puzzle" mechanism allows the bottom to be removed to empty. It measures 7 1/4" wide by 3 3/4" deep by 4" high. The box is in excellent condition with the exception that there may have been feet on the bottom originally. The price is $395.00. Inventory Code: COHS.   Tramp art bank ... One side ... The other side ... From above ... One end ... The other end ... Another view ... From below ... Another view from below ... Bottom removed ... Another view open ... 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.

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.

The Jitney Corner by Lewis Smith"The Jitney Corner" diner by Lewis Smith, drawn in ballpoint, marker and crayon on the back of a flattened cracker box. It measures approximately 16 1/4" by 9 3/4", in excellent condition. The price is $1100.00. Inventory Code: LSC244.   "The Jitney Corner" by Lewis Smith ... Reverse ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

 

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