Catalogue: Folk Art (70)


Carved Cane Chronicling Life of Thomas Jefferson; Va.   $2,900   

Unique carved cane that chronicles the life and achievements of Thomas Jefferson. Among the carved words are "Thos. Jefferson of Va Born Apr 2,1743 Was President USA 1801 to 1809" and ""Wrote Declaration of Independence 1776 Founder of University Va 1819". Closest to the tip is written"Jeffersons Dying Words I resign my spirit to God My Daughter to my country". The carver also wrote "This cane was cut near Jeffersons' tomb Monticello Va." The cane measures 36 3/4" tall and has a metal tip. In... Click for details      
  
Carved Cane Chronicling Life of Thomas Jefferson; Va.
Dog's Head Walking Stick
  Dog's Head Walking Stick   $495

Handmade cane with the handle of a dog's face utilizing the natural contours of the wood. The face is painted dark green with metal eyes. The stick measures 36" tall. The widest part of the ears are 6 1/2". Found in Virginia; circa 1920.

Folk Art Gate in Form of a Face: Ca. 1920   $2,900  

One of a kind iron gate in the shape of an elongated face. It would be functional as a gate but would also be terrific hung indoors as a piece of outsider art. The movable earrings are an especially whimsical touch. One spike is missing from the hairdo but all else is intact. Measurements are 62" tall and 24" at the widest point. Found in Virginia.; circa 1920.
Folk Art Gate in Form of a Face: Ca. 1920
Amish Homemade Animal Toys
  Amish Homemade Animal Toys   $295

Two delightfully homemade Amish animals - the white cotton horse measures 12" long and 9 1/2" tall. He (or she) has wonderfully detailed tack; embroidered facial features and a braided tail. Dates to about 1950. Elephant - made of dark brown velvet with glass (?) bead eyes. The rubber ears are mostly broken off. Measurements are a11 1/4" from head to tail and 7 1/4" tall. Made circa 1930.

Basket of Flowers Doorstop: Circa 1920   $195  

Elongated Flower Basket doorstop dating to the 1920's. Made of heavy cast iron. Nice patina.
Basket of Flowers Doorstop: Circa 1920
Painted Frame with Mirror; Circa 1900
  Painted Frame with Mirror; Circa 1900   $595

Beautifully painted frame with red flowers that extend over the beveled glass mirror. An unusual feature of the frame are the painted gold three dimensional circles around the edge. The frame measures 22 3/4" square. There is a small piece missing from the upper right corner of the frame; everything else in very good condition.

Tin Basket with Wood Bottom: Circa 1900   $625  

Handmade basket of heavy tin with a wood bottom. The hinged lid opens from both sides. Measures 18" to top of handle and 16" in length.
Tin Basket with Wood Bottom: Circa 1900
Assembled Set of Children's Chairs: Circa 1930
  Assembled Set of Children's Chairs: Circa 1930   $1,400

Four homemade chairs for children found in Chiapas, Mexico. The largest is 16 1/2" tall to the crest; the smallest is 13". Well made with wood pegs and mortise and tenons. Each has distinctive characteristics of the family in which it was made. Certainly sturdy enough to be used by children or interesting enough to be grouped as a sculptural tower. Made circa 1930's.

Beaded Glass Flowers: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $125  

This group of eight beaded glass flowers would look lovely in any small vase. They range in length from 3" to 6". Excellent condition. Colorful and low on maintenance. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Beaded Glass Flowers: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Victorian Wire Basket: Circa 1890
  Victorian Wire Basket: Circa 1890   $195

Extremely fine wire basket in the shape of a classic flower basket. The small size of this indicates it may have been intended as a candy holder. Regardless of its original intent, it is a wonderfully sculptural piece. It measures 7 3/4" to the top of the handle and 7" long. Excellent condition.

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