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Elaborate tramp art frame with hearts and mirrorsOrdered. (What this means.)
This is a very striking, large tramp art frame. It has intricate form, with hearts and mirrors set into the three curved crests. It is finished in gold and black paint. The frame measures 31" high by 28" wide by about 4" deep, and is built up in up to 12 layers. The mirrors are old, with slight silvering loss, but have probably been replaced. The condition is very good overall, with minor loss and surface wear, most noticeable in the bottom right corner. There is also one strip missing in the top crest just above the small mirror. It was probably made in the earlier part of the 1900's. Inventory Code: COHP.   Elaborate tramp art frame with hearts and mirrors ... Another view ... Side views ... From above ... From below ... Closeup ... Closeup, with flash lighting ... Side view, with flash ... Another view with flash ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Another closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.

Marquetry frameThis is a beautiful marquetry frame. It is made from strongly contrasting natural shades of wood with a clear, semi-gloss finish. The edges are rounded. The frame measures 15 1/2" by 12 1/2", with an opening 11 3/4" by 8 3/4". It was constructed with a slight warp, so it does not lie quite flat. This is not noticeable when it is hanging on the wall. It was probably made in the middle part of the 20th century. The condition is very good with a small chip on one edge and a strip on one corner that has separated a little bit. The price is $335.00. Inventory Code: COTW.   Marquetry frame ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Marquetry standMarquetry standThis is a very intricate small marquetry pedestal stand. Each side of the upright is decorated in a different pattern. The four feet also have incised designs. The different colors of wood are finished in a clear lacquer or varnish. It stands 13" high by 7 3/4" by 7 3/4". From the early 1900's, it is in very good condition with some minor surface wear. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: COAO.   Marquetry stand ... Another view ... From above ... Fourth view ... Another side view ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeups of the upright ... Another view from above ... Closeup of the base ... Another closeup of the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Tramp art boxThis is an unusual tramp art box with four triangular hinged lids and eight small mirrors set into the sides and lids. From the early 1900's, it is built from alternating lighter and darker layers. The surface is very dry and oxidized. It is 9" high by 11 1/2" by 11 1/2". The condition is fairly good with some small areas of loss and surface wear. The price is $990.00. Inventory Code: CWHK.   Tramp art box ... Another view ... From above ... One side ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side, with a soda can for scale ... Another view from above ... Two of the lids open ... Third lid open ... Fourth lid open ... From below.

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.

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 ... Eighth view ... From below ... Closeup from below.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Frame with carved butterfliesThis is a crossed corner frame with carved butterflies. It is likely from the 1920's or 30's. It is in dark stained wood with a painted gold band around the center area. The frame is 14" by 11 3/4" outside, with an opening of 8 3/4" by 6 5/8". The condition is good with the loss of half of one butterfly. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CWRH.   Frame with carved butterflies ... Closeup, lower corners ... Upper left ... Upper right ... Side view ... Another side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

 


 

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