Catalogue: Folk Art (76)


Fred Davis Sterling Box with Onyx Face: Circa 1940   $875   

Handmade sterling silver box with a carved onyx face that is emblematic of the work of Fred Davis. Davis was the first person to promote Mexican folk art and jewelry, beginning work in Mexico City in the 1920's. This beautifully crafted box was probably made for cigarettes but would serve equally well for business cards or other small items. Hand hammer marks are intentionally visible on the inside with a smooth finish on the outside. The box measures 3 1 1/6" wide; 4 1/16" long and 5/16"... Click for details      
  
Fred Davis Sterling Box with Onyx Face: Circa 1940
Pair of Wood Glove Stretchers
  Pair of Wood Glove Stretchers   $235

This pair of wood glove stretchers is unusually thick, measuring 9/16" in depth. The larger of the two is 15 inches long. While one is marked with an incised letter S, they seem anything but small. The pair have a wonderful look of an abstract sculpture and would be nice ornaments on a wall or table. One already has a loop for hanging and the other could easily have one added. They are priced at $235. for the pair.

Handcarved Wood Frame "Spice of Life"; Circa 1920   $695  

Hand carved wood frame depicting the amusements and vices of the 1920's. It includes: dice; a champagne bottle; playing cards; polo equipment; sheet music; a flapper girl and, most surprising of all - a dreidel. How this fits with the other images is a mystery. The dreidel is a four sided top used in a children's game at Channukah. The frame is hand carved and painted. It is titled Spice of Life. The frame measures 9 3/4" x 12". The opening is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and would be perfect for either a... Click for details
Handcarved Wood Frame
Inlaid Wood Candlestick Lamp: Circa 1930
  Inlaid Wood Candlestick Lamp: Circa 1930   $295

Handmade inlaid wood lamp made to look like a candlestick. It is well made with a variety of woods. The base and stick are octagonally shaped. The lamp is 6 1/2 inches tall without the electric bulb. It has an on and off switch and is in good working order. American made circa 1930.

Folk Art Wood Hand   $225  

This deco wood hand was made as a sculpture but would serve equally well as a way to store or display finger rings. Including the triple tiered base, the sculpture is 14 1/4 inches tall. It is made of wood; circa 1920.
Folk Art Wood Hand
Handmade Metal Woven Basket; Circa 1900
  Handmade Metal Woven Basket; Circa 1900   $345

Handmade lattice weave metal basket with beautiful patina. The basket measures 10 1/2 inches wide' 9 1/2 inches deep and 9 inches to the top of the handle. Condition is excellent. Probably made circa 1900.

Nut Head Figures in Church: Circa 1900   $950  

Eleven nut head figures are dressed in their Sunday best in this charming grouping. The faces are painted black with fabric hats and kerchiefs on some of their heads. Each doll is dressed differently with handmade clothing. Tallest of the group is the preacher in a top hat and holding the Holy Bible. He is 7 inches tall. A schoolboy is carrying his textbook. Mother in a fur stole and her daughter are dressed in wool ensembles. The smallest child is carrying her rag doll while another figure... Click for details
Nut Head Figures in Church: Circa 1900
Pair of Metal Downspouts Dated 1847: New York
  Pair of Metal Downspouts Dated 1847: New York   $950

This pair of metal downspouts came from an estate in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Traces of paint show the date 1847 on the front of each. The downspouts have beautiful scalloped decoration on the front and sides in addition to three raised geometric elements of different shapes and a nice rolled rim. The pair shows evidence of having been outside for some 170 years. They are still very useful as decorative planters or sconces.

Pair of Dachshund Bootscrapers   $475  

These charming dachshund bootscrapers are a bit of a mystery. They are stamped with the name Kolacek and what I believe are the letters beocgrad, although I am not certain. They are also stamped 1982Had it not been for that, I would have thought them older. The pair of metal bootscrapers consists of one standing and one seated dog. Both are painted green with expected wear from having lived outdoors for nearly 30 years. They are a heavy metal with nice detail including nostrils and a tongue.... Click for details
Pair of Dachshund Bootscrapers
Faux Finishing Paint Brushes
  Faux Finishing Paint Brushes   $685

Nine faux finishing paint brushes are artfully mounted, so to speak, to create an interesting montage. Each of the brushes is different to create a specific effect. They are professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 21 3/4" wide and 21 1/2" tall. The brushes are early 20th century.

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