Catalogue: Folk Art (70)


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.      
  
Victorian Wire Basket: Circa 1890
Frog Beanbag Doorstop: Circa 1940; Pa.
  Frog Beanbag Doorstop: Circa 1940; Pa.   $95

This beanbag frog is both amusing and functional. It can serve as a doorstop or a whimsical ornament. It has an orange velvet bottom with a green brocade top. The eyes are fancy buttons. It measures 11" from the mouth to tail and 9" at its widest. Excellent condition; circa 1940; Pennsylvania origin.

Mexican Wood and Leather Doll's Chair: Circa 1940   $335  

This charming doll's chair is a wonderfully detailed miniature. The leather seat is tooled as well as painted.The wood is entirely hand carved. Measurements are 9 1/4" tall and 6 1/4" wide to the outside of the armrests. Made in Mexico in the 1940's.
Mexican Wood and Leather Doll's Chair: Circa 1940
French Jaspe Pottery
  French Jaspe Pottery   Sold

These three country pitchers, known as jaspe pottery, are from the Savoie region of France. They date to the late 19th - early 20th century. They are all solid enough to hold liquid but show some wear to the rims as is to be expected with utilitarian pottery of this age. The hand painted designs make this pottery fun to mix and match. More pieces are available. Please inquire.

Homemade Tin Flask   $235  

This handmade tin flask was clearly meant to be sculptural as well as functional. It is 8 1/2" tall including the hand carved wood cork. It has a dent on one side which does not show on the thumbnails. Unfortunately, it would no longer hold water as the lead solder has separated from the tin in one place. It remains, however, an appealing ornament.
Homemade Tin Flask
Sculpture of Egyptian Figures
  Sculpture of Egyptian Figures   $575

It is difficult to say the purpose for which this sculpture of an ancient Egyptian couple was made. It may have been for a stage decoration or perhaps purely ornamental. It is made of plaster and measures 38" tall and 17 1/2" wide. Probably made in the early - mid 20th century. Good condition with some slight chipping to the paint.

Sealife Painting   $395  

Charming painting of marine life including seahorses; fish and a turtle. It is done on canvas that is stretched over a foamcore board. Measurements are 20" x 51". Signed "Martin".
Sealife Painting
Oval Fingered Pantry Boxes in Original Blue Paint
  Oval Fingered Pantry Boxes in Original Blue Paint   $1075.00

These three mid 19th century, oval pantry boxes are in untouched condition in their original dark blue/green paint. The smallest is 1 3/4" tall; 3 1/2" deep and 4 3/4" wide. It has a small crack on the bottom. The middle box is 2" tall; 4" deep and 5 3/4" wide. There is a tiny piece missing from the bottom of the back. Both flaws are shown in thumbnail photos. The largest 2 3/8" tall; 4 1/4" deep and 5 9/16" wide. It has no condition apologies. There is writing on the top but it is difficult... Click for details

Homemade Cat Toys   $295  

These are two homemade cat toys from the turn of the century. On the left is a sock cat with an embroidered face and a wonderful three dimensional tongue. It measures 9 1/2" tall from the base to the tip of the ears. New England origin. SOLD On the right is a cat that may have been meant as a squeak toy. One can feel a metal ring inside it. It may have been inserted to give it structure or it may have given off a noise. This poor critter is missing one of its appliqued eyes. It measures 11"... Click for details
Homemade Cat Toys
Homemade Sheep Doorstop: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Homemade Sheep Doorstop: Circa 1930; Pa.   $325

This charming homemade doorstop in the form of a sheep has lots of personality. She is wearing a coral ribbon in her hair. Her face and under ears are made of corduroy and eyes are leather. She measures 4 1/2" tall and 6" deep. This functional folk art was made by Ida Leaman Witmer ; Lancaster County, Pa. in the 12930's.

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