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This is an assemblage of carved figures by Russell Gillespie. There is a person, a bird, a turtle, and two possums. They are carved from burls, branches, and wood, mounted on a large root base with dried moss. It measures about 28 1/2" wide by 14" high by 10" deep. There is some loss to the smaller branches that form "trees" between the figures. The bird is loose on the base, and the turtle has broken off the base and just sits in place. The price is $1150.00. Inventory Code: CKOW. Carving by Russell Gillespie ... Another angle ... Third view ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... The turtle ... Another view of the turtle ... The bird ... The man ... Closeup from the side ... Closeup from the back ... Second view from the back ... Third view from the back ... The turtle, from below ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a rustic pedestal stand made from burl wood, with interestingly shaped log slices for the top and base. It is decorated with chip carving and finished with an alligatored varnish or lacquer. The stand is 22 1/2" high by about 12 1/2" by 10", in excellent condition with a few older chips on the base. It was found in Pennsylvania. The age is unknown, probably the second half of the 20th c. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CRKO. Rustic burl stand ... Another side ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Top ... From above ... Closeup of burls ... Another closeup ... Closeup of base ... Another closeup of base ... From below ... Closeup from below ... With a soda can for scale.
This is an Australian Aboriginal painting: Old Man Kangaroo Story, by Freddy Jones Kngwarreye. He was born c. 1935, and you can read more about him here. It was painted in 1992, in acrylic on unstretched linen. The overall size is 42" by 66"; the image size is 37" by 61". There are creases in the unpainted border where it was previously mounted, otherwise it is in very good condition. This will ship rolled, without the wood and clips visible in the photos. The price is $1200.00. Inventory Code: CKOR. Image ... Full canvas, with edges ... Closeup, upper half ... Closeup, lower half ... Closer view, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Back ... Closeup of back ... With a yardstick for scale.
This is an Australian Aboriginal painting titled My Father's Tjukurrpa, by Cecily Wintiragu Yates. It was painted in 2006, in acrylic on unstretched canvas. The overall size is 36" by 46 1/2"; the image is 32" by 42". There are creases around the edges where it was previously mounted, otherwise it is in very good condition. This will ship rolled, without the wood and clips visible in the photos. The price is $900.00. Inventory Code: CKOK. Image ... Full canvas, with edges ... Closeup, upper ... Closeup, lower ... Back ... Closeup of back ... With a yardstick for scale.
This is a tramp art miniature dresser. It has a drawer over two doors, decorated with flatwork, with three small mirrors set in. The surface is a dark, glossy lacquer or varnish. Inside are color labels from Red Lion Cigars, a Pennsylvania brand. It stands 10" high by 8 5/8" wide 6" deep. From the early 1900's, it is in excellent, near mint condition with some loss of silvering to the mirrors. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CKPS. Miniature tramp art dresser ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Labels inside ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a tramp art wall box. It has very fine workmanship and free form designs. It has a dark, rich surface with slight color variation in the woods used. A folded piece of cloth was tacked to the lower back to pad where it rests against the wall when hanging. It is from the early 1900's and measures 11 3/4" high by 7 3/4" wide by 4" deep. The condition is very good, with minor loss to the left front finial and slight surface wear on the sides and bottom lip. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CRRA. Tramp art wall box ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Here are two large, decorative industrial iron gears with a dark oxidized surface, one slightly darker than the other. There is a massive quality to them. They are mounted on a new metal display base, but can also stand on a shelf or hang on the wall. Each measures 7 5/8" in diameter by 2" thick. As mounted, they are about 13 1/2" high by 18" wide. They are in good old, used condition with some minor dents around the edges. They are priced at $325.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: CCSO. Large metal gears ... Another angle ... Third angle ... From above ... Another view from above ... Off the stand ... Second view off stand ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... Seventh view ... One gear ... The other gear ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a tied quilt with a pattern of strip pieced stars and diamonds. It is made from denim and suiting weight fabrics in shades of blue, tan, and brown. The back is striped cotton ticking, folded over to bind the edges. It is tied with fine red yarn. The size is 56" by 74 1/2". Age is unknown, but likely from the first half of the 20th c. We would describe the condition as fair to poor due to visible repairs, multiple small tears/fraying, and lots of overall foxing with a few smaller stains. That said, it is sturdy and intact for displaying, with graphics that look great on a wall or bed. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CWWO. Star quilt ... Closeup, one corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... One edge ... Closeup of middle ... Closer view of one corner ... Back ... Back, one corner ... Back, second corner ... Back, third corner ... Back, fourth corner ... Repair on back ... Back edge ... Back center ... With a yardstick for scale.
This is a brightly painted, stylized head made from bisque pottery, mounted on a black wood base. It stands 14 1/2" high by about 7" by 7". The condition is very good with a few minor scuffs. We don't know anything about the age or maker, but we love the look. The price is $395.00. Inventory Code: CKTK. Painted bisque head ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
"Buffalo", a two sided drawing of women wrestlers by Lewis Smith (1907 - 1998). It is drawn in crayon and ballpoint on both sides of a panel cut from a brown paper grocery bag. It measures 12" by 17", and is in excellent condition. The price is $1100.00. Inventory Code: LS236. "Buffalo" by Lewis Smith ... The other side ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
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This is a large tramp art child's dresser. It is heavily decorated with up to nine layers of chip carving, flat work on top, and a mirror. The three larger drawers have brass pulls, the two smaller drawers have wood knobs. There is also a "hidden" compartment on top with a lid that lifts off. From the early 1900's, it is 35 1/2" high by 16 1/2" wide by 10 1/2" deep. The condition is excellent, with a small sliver lost on the lower front and another on the lower back portion of one side, otherwise only slight surface wear. On the very top edge of the crest there are remnants of what may be a leather strip. The price is $2450.00. Inventory Code: CKPC. Tramp art child's dresser ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... Closeup, upper front ... Closeup, middle front ... Another view, middle front ... Lower front ... Top crest ... Another closeup from above ... Closeup of base ... Closeup, one side ... The other side, top ... The other side, lower ... Back view ... Upper back ... Lower back ... Drawers open ... Upper drawers open ... Top compartment open ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
This is a railroad lamp with absolutely wonderful old polychrome paint. It is from the Pennsylvania Railroad and is a caboose marker lamp with a red lens. The top is embossed "The Non Sweating Adlake Lamp Chicago". Excluding the handle, it is 14" tall (17 1/2" with the handle up) by about 7" by 9". It is in very good condition with minor paint wear and a small dent as seen in the photos, probably from the mid 1900's. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CRKH. Painted railroad lamp ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... Closeup ... Lamp compartment open ... Closeup of lamp mechanism ... Top open ... With a soda can for scale.
This is a crazy quilt, pieced in blocks, with a burgundy and black border. The fabrics are cotton and wool, with lots of variation in texture, and some very small scraps used. The back is dark blue and white cotton gingham. The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted in a diamond pattern. It measures 72" by 86". The age is unknown, likely from the first half of the 1900's. The condition is fair, with some moth holes and a few fabrics splitting, plus a faded area on the back. It is fine for display, and looks great on a wall or bed. The price is $975.00. Inventory Code: CROW. Crazy quilt ... One corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Fifth closeup ... Back ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup of back ... With a yardstick for scale.
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This is a carved stand covered with snakes, frogs, and salamanders. It is made from diamond willow, with a soapstone base. The natural contours and ridges of the diamond willow have been carved into the animals, all very finely detailed with set in eyes and lines, spots, etc. They have beads for eyes. The match or candle holder (?) on top commemorates a river boat. It is incised with the words "F. Reichter, Square Bow, Flat Bottom, 1859 Minnesota River" and is supported by a small brass hose nozzle. The silver radiator paint is probably an older repaint from about the 1940's or 50's. The snakes, etc. all have a very good, older surface that is dark, patinated lacquer or varnish with fine crazing. We estimate the age at the early 1900's to 1920's, but it could be older. The stand is 44" tall, the base is 9 1/2" in diameter, and the condition is excellent. One bead eye is missing, there is one old, probably original break near the base, and a chip, also probably original, in the bottom of the stone. It is really a wonderful decorative piece. The price is $1150.00. Inventory Code: PHTS.
Please NOTE: Most of the photos show multiple views of the same stand to convey detail. This is one single stand. Diamond willow carved stand with snakes, frogs ... Three more views ... Three closeups of the upper carvings ... Closeups of the middle carvings ... More closeups of the middle carvings ... Several closer views ... Three closeups of the lower carvings ... Two more closeups of the lower carvings ... Part of the inscription on top ... More of the inscription on top ... Top, from above ... Two views of the base ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
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