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This is a figural pottery depiction of a Black preacher and three congregants. They are very detailed and expressive. It is inscribed "Sunday Morning In The Meadow", by Jim Havner of Carthage, NC, signed "Jim H" and dated 1993. The piece is 6" high by roughly 9 1/2" by 10 1/2". It is in excellent condition with a tight firing crack on the woman's back, visible in the second photo. The price is $180.00. Inventory Code: CRTR. Pottery church meeting ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup of inscriptions ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a redware pottery snake with embossed and glazed decoration. It measures 9 1/4" long by 4 1/4" wide by 1 3/4" high. The bottom is signed "James J. Nyeste 1987 Seven Valleys, PA". The tip of the tail has an inconspicuous repair. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CRCA. Pottery snake ... The other side ... Another angle ... Fourth view ... From above ... Side view ... Front view ... Back view ... Closeup of repair ... From below ... Another overall view ... Another front view ... With a soda can for scale.
"Ground Floor Man" by Tommy Richards is welded metal art. It is mounted on a wooden frame with hand cut metal reinforcement on the back corners. The back is spray-painted "T 87" and has masking tape labels with the title and "T-87". There is also a label from a previous owner with the title and the artist. It is 19 3/4" high by 30" wide by about 1" deep, in excellent condition. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CRWH. Metal wall art ... Closeup, lower left ... Upper right ... Lower right ... Upper left ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a striking untitled Australian Aboriginal painting by Albury Tjampitjinpa. It is painted on unstretched canvas in dark red and white with a black background. The canvas measures 42 1/2" by 28"; the painted area is about 35" high by 23 1/2" wide. The condition is very good.
The artist is also known as Albury Dixon or Albury Dixon Tjangala. He is the son of the early and very influential Aboriginal artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa and grew up in the artist community of Papunya Tula.
The price is $900.00. Inventory Code: CRWR. Australian Aboriginal painting ... Closeup of upper half ... Closeup of lower half ... Closer view ... Back ... Closeup of back ... With a yardstick for scale.
This is an untitled Australian Aboriginal painting in acrylic on unstretched canvas by Dolly Mills Petyarre. It measures 27 1/2" by 27 1/2". The image inside the border is about 23 1/2" by 23 1/2". It is in excellent condition. This is a companion piece to the painting here.
Dolly Mills Petyarre is a well-known Aboriginal artist, born in 1948. Her work, both painting and batik, has been in a number of early and influential exhibitions since the mid 1980's, including Utopia A Picture Story. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: CRWW. Australian Aboriginal painting by Dolly Mills Petyarre ... Closeup, upper left ... Upper right ... Lower left ... Lower right ... Back ... Closeup of back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
This is a very strange and interesting relief carving. On the right are Eve, the serpent, and the apple tree. In the center there is a piano and dancers. Devils are torturing a person at the bottom, with other devils and people around the edges. A small figure floats above the scene in the upper left, next to the insriptions "D.S. 1940" and "M.Y." In the lower center is the date 1935 and "K.B." The carved panel was mounted in a mitered wood frame. An eagle was carved on a separate piece of the same wood used for the frame and attached as a crest. There is a clear lacquer or varnish finish. It measures 17 1/2" wide by 12 1/4" high by 5/8" deep. There is an age crack that runs most of the way across and some very slight wear on the edges of the frame, otherwise the condition is very good. The price is $595.00. Inventory Code: CRCC. Carving ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a church birdhouse by Benny Carter made from painted wood with a metal roof. It stands 25 1/2" high by 22" long by 10 1/2" wide, in good, weathered condition with some paint loss and flaking. It is signed, and inscribed "Jesus Saves" and "Good News". The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CRTW. Benny Carter church birdhouse ... Another angle ... Front view, with a soda can for scale ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Another back view ... Closeup of front ... Closeup of steeple ... From above ... Another view from above ... Third view from above.
This is a "Queen Bee" birdhouse by Benny Carter. It is made from a painted gourd, with a rhinestone tiara, mounted on a hexagonal wood base. The opening is in the bottom of the gourd. The base is signed and inscribed "Queen Bee". It is in very good, weathered condition with minor paint wear. The size is approximately 8" high by 8 3/4" wide by 10" deep. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CRPO. Benny carter "Queen Bee" birdhouse ... Front view, with a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back ... From above ... From below.
A very folky metal whirligig made from found objects. It has several layers of really worn and weathered paint, and stands 25 3/4" high by 18" long. From the 20th century, it is in good, sturdy, very weathered condition. The action works.
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This is a very striking, bold, chevron strips quilt. It has strong colors and a great design. While it certainly can be used, it would look wonderful hung and displayed. The fabrics are silks, satins, and velvets. It was previously described also as using late 19th century silk most often found in cravats and waistcoats; possibly tailoring scraps. The size of the quilt is 56 1/2" by 60 1/2", which contributes to the ease in which it can be shown. The overall condition is excellent; although there are three very small tears in the border, less than 1/4" each. One diagonal black strip is fragile, with some loss at the edges, all of the other fabrics seem strong and sturdy. On the back there is some very faint yellowing and a few tiny pin holes. The age is from the late 1800's or early 1900's. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CRCR. Silk chevron quilt ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Closeup of frayed strip ... Closeup, one edge ... Closer view ... Back ... Closeup, one corner of back ... Second corner of back ... Third corner of back ... Fourth corner of back ... Pin holes on back ... With a yardstick for scale.
This is a rare and exceptional Odd Fellows carving and whimsey. It is very detailed. Everything is carved from one piece of wood; the whimsey portion being the 3 interlocking rings and the moveable hanging lock. The carving includes hands holding each end of the rings. The piece is then further decorated with chip carving, incising, and relief carving. Some of the wood is unfinished and oxidized from age while the surface of some of the other areas has a light gold paint. The piece is 15 1/2" long by approximately 2" in diameter. It is in excellent condition, and dates from the early 1900's. The price is $2250.00. Inventory Code: CRCT. Odd Fellows whimsy carving ... Another angle ... Third view ... From below ... Another view from below ... Sixth view ... Side view ... The other side ... One end ... The other end ... Closeup, one hand ... Closeup, the other hand ... Closeup of center ... One hand from below ... The other hand from below ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a very rustic stringer of five hand carved fish. They are attached together to a chain; each with a large clasp. The fish are carved partially to exposed wood with the rest having the bark left attached. They range in size from about 8 1/2" long by 1 1/2" high by 1" wide for the smallest, to about 13" long by 2" wide and high for the largest. They all have applied eyes and are finished with a light varnish. They were all found in the North Carolina Mountains and had been hanging in a collector's cabin for decoration for about 40 years. The fish were likely made around the 1940's, and are in excellent condition. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CRSO. Carved fish on a stringer ... The other side ... Third angle ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... From above ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Fourth closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a fairly large Benny Carter birdhouse. Done in the form of an apartment building, the house has 5 openings for birds, a shingled roof topped with 2 red chimneys, a porch roof - also shingled, and a porch with 2 vertical supports for its roof. On one side is written "John 3:16", while on the other is "Jesus Saves". On the back is "Love Your Mother". The birdhouse is in very good used condition with some appropriate wear from being outside. The paint is generally strong, however there is some loss and flaking on the chimneys and the bottom of the front porch. It is 39 1/2" high by 22" wide, by 9 1/2" deep. The price is $650.00. Inventory Code: CRAS. Benny Carter birdhouse ... Another angle ... Third view ... Two side views ... Back view ... Closeup, upper ... Closeup, lower ... Closeup, from back ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
This is a Benny Carter Lady Liberty, Statue of Liberty clock. It is very well made, with good painting, decoration, and writing both on the front and back. The clock has 2 brass finials; hand carved, painted, and applied wooden rosettes; cut and applied smaller Lady Liberty pieces on the bottom support; 4 applied mirrors; wooden spool spacers; a hand painted "button" scene of New York; and a series of painted yellow cabs. Writing on the front includes his signature, and "Come up and see me sometime". On the back it is signed again, and is written "Carter Clock Co. Mayodan, N. C.", as well as the statement "Time is running out for the Slotin Nights people in the dark". The clock stands 54 1/2" high by 18" wide by 5" deep. It has a hanger on the back. Overall the piece is in excellent condition. However, at this time the clock does not run. It needs a pendulum and key to wind the mechanism. The age is unknown. The price is $795.00. Inventory Code: CRTH. Benny Carter Statue of Liberty clock ... Side view ... The other side ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of smaller figures ... Back view ... Closeup, upper back ... Closeup of clockwork ... Closeup, lower back ... Back view, from side ... Back, other side ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
This is a very good looking, nice size bottle cap basket. It has good form, color, and age. The caps are cork lined, and the surface has a nicely oxidized old muted gold. The piece is 11 1/4" high by about 12" wide by 11" deep. It is in excellent condition and dates from about the 1930's or '40's. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CRWK. Bottle cap basket ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
This is is an untitled Australian Aboriginal painting by Dolly Mills Petyarre (b. 1948). This unusual work is on unstretched canvas 27 3/4" by 27 1/2". The image inside the border is 24" by 24". It is in excellent condition with a few small paint drops in the black area outside the painted portion. It is signed but not dated. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: CRWO. Painting by Dolly Mills Petyarre ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
This is a large, amazingly intricate carved frame. On the lower border is carved "All Vanity", with a snake between the words. It is dated 1877 on the top, and elsewhere there are a heart, cross, apple, infinity sign, chain links, anchor, rope coils, the letters "A", "S", "H", "USD", and much more. The more you look the more you see. The back is signed "D W. Fox". There is no glass or mounting hardware, it is currently supported by a loop of fishing line. It measures 24 1/2" high by 21" wide by 3" deep, with an opening 19" by 14 3/4". There is a small, old break on the lower right, otherwise the condition is excellent. The price is $2995.00. Inventory Code: CRCH. Intricately carved frame ... Side views ... Closeup of top ... Closeup, lower left ... Closeup, lower right ... Upper half, from above ... Lower half, from above ... Closeup of "All Vanity" ... From below ... Inner border, from below ... Back view ... Closeup of top, from back ... Closeup of signature ... With a soda can for scale.
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