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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.

Painting of Native AmericanThis is a portrait of an American Indian painted in oil on canvas. The canvas is not stretched, but is mounted in a frame under glass. It is unsigned, and the age is unknown, but the frame appears to be from the early 1900's, and it doesn't look like the back has been opened in a long time. It is in very good condition with a few small chips to the gesso surface of the frame. The frame measures 16 1/2" high by 13 1/2" wide, with an opening 14 1/2" by 11 1/2". The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: COKK.   Painting of Native American ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Tramp art frame with pieced borderThis is a tramp art frame with a very attractive design of light and dark woods, and a pieced openwork border. It has a clear, somewhat glossy lacquer or varnish finish. The condition is excellent, with one very small chip missing on the lower border. It was likely made around the 1930's or 40's. The size is 15" high by 13" wide, with an opening 6 1/2" by 4 1/2". The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CWRT.   Tramp art frame with pieced border ... Closeup, upper ... Closeup, lower ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... 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.

Match stick boxThis is a small box decorated on all sides with match sticks. It has a sliding lid. The surface is natural, slightly darkened by age. It measures 4" by 2 1/2" by 1 1/4" and is in excellent condition. Age appears to be from the mid-20th c. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: CHCH.   Match stick box ... Side view ... The other side ... End views ... Another angle ... Open ... From above ... From above and below ... Open, from above ... 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.


Telephone wire car model
Featured Sale

Part of a collection of 23 folk art cars made from colored telephone wire and found objects by Clifton Eugene Dale of Galax, VA. Each car is hand made, very detailed, and in very good condition, c. 1970. They range from about 8 1/2" to 18" long.

Please visit the feature sale for full details and more photos.
Found object outsider art car
 

Some previous "Most recent additions" still available:

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 $975.00. 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.

Duck decoyThis is a painted duck decoy made from canvas, with a metal weight on the bottom. It measures 15 1/2" long by 4 3/4" wide by 8 1/4" high, from the second half of the 20th c. It is a working decoy in good condition with expected paint wear. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: COHC.   Duck decoy ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Front view ... Back view ... From above and below ... With the other two decoys ... Another view of all three.

Duck decoyThis is a carved and painted wooden duck decoy. It is 16 1/2" long by 5" wide by 7 3/4" high. From the second half of the 20th c., it is in good, used, condition with heavy weathering and a fair amount of paint loss. The metal weight is missing from the bottom. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: COHH.   Duck decoy ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Front view ... Back view ... From above and below ... Another view from above ... With the other two decoys ... Another view of all three.

Duck decoyThis is a painted canvas duck decoy. It is in good, used condition with worn paint. The size is 15" long by 5" wide by 6" high. Age is from the second half of the 20th c. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: COHW.   Duck decoy ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Front view ... Back view ... From above and below ... With the other two decoys ... Another view of all three.

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 $375.00. 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.

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