Catalogue: Folk Art (75)

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.      
Pair of Wood Glove Stretchers
Handcarved Wood Frame
  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

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.
Inlaid Wood Candlestick Lamp: Circa 1930
Folk Art Wood Hand
  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.

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.
Handmade Metal Woven Basket; Circa 1900
Nut Head Figures in Church: 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

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 Metal Downspouts Dated 1847: New York
Pair of Dachshund Bootscrapers
  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

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.
Faux Finishing Paint Brushes
Mid 19th Century Leather Shoes with Label
  Mid 19th Century Leather Shoes with Label   $485

These are barely worn leather shoes made in the second quarter of the 19th century. They have a label from Rodney's Manufacturer at 17 North Third Street in Philadelphia. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, shoemaking was one of Philadelphia's leading industries. In the 1850's, shoes began to be made shaped for left and right feet. Prior to that time, they were known as "straights" and by wearing them, they molded to each foot. These shoes are "straights" and remain so as they were... Click for details

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