Catalogue: Folk Art (73)


Appliqued and Embroidered Mantel Cover; Circa 1870; Pa.   $425   

A variety of flowers and a bird and butterfly adorn this unusual mantelpiece cover. The embroidery is all done in wool. Most of the applique is wool with a bit of velvet. It measures 70" long and 9" deep. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.      
  
Appliqued and Embroidered Mantel Cover; Circa 1870; Pa.
Homemade Steanroller Toy
  Homemade Steanroller Toy   $325

Homemade steamroller toy made of heavy metals. The roof is corrugated metal and the steering wheel turns. Measures 12" tall and 16" long. Barn red paint; circa 1920. While mothers were making doll quilts for their children, a loving father may have created this miniature piece of farm equipment.

Child's Navajo Concho Belt: Circa 1950   $575  

Child's concho belt with holes allowing it to be worn between 30 and 33 inches. There are 15 oval silver conchos plus the buckle with a variety of motifs. This is most likely a trading post piece rather than ceremonial; made circa 1950; excellent condition. The conchos are 13/16" wide.
Child's Navajo Concho Belt: Circa 1950
Walking Stick with Man's Head
  Walking Stick with Man's Head   $395

Handcarved walking stick with the head of a man. He has a prominent nose and a chine much like Jay Leno. Eyes are nailheads. Well worn green paint to the head; the body of the cane natural color. The cane measures 33" tall. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

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.

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