Catalogue: Folk Art (70)


Miniature Painted Blanket Chest: Circa 1850   $1,075   

This miniature blanket chest is charming in its homemade effort to be fancy. Bracket feet and reeding over them indicate the maker's desire to make more than a functional miniature chest. Original green paint; butt hinges. Very good condition. Measures 12 3/4" wide; 7" deep and 8" tall. Circa 1850.      
  
Miniature Painted Blanket Chest: Circa 1850
Carved Stone (probably Grave Marker); Dated 1905
  Carved Stone (probably Grave Marker); Dated 1905   $1,200

This carved stone piece was likely made as a grave marker. Regardless of its original purpose, it is a wonderful sculpture. A different motif is carved on each side. It measures 4 1/2" tall; 4 3/4" wide and 3 1/2" deep. Condition is very good with s small area chipped out of the top rear a long time ago based upon the patina. Found in Pennsylvania.

Folk Art Mirror with Hearts; Circa 1880   $1,275  

Wonderful frame with three dimensional carved hearts has its original mirror. Frame measures 6" x 9". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Excellent, completely original condition.
Folk Art Mirror with Hearts; Circa 1880
Los Castillo Carved Ducks
  Los Castillo Carved Ducks   $595

Two carved ducks from the workshop of Los Castillo, Mexican silver designers. The atelier included a wood shop as wood was somtimes incorporated with metal jewelry and hollow ware. These ducks were made especially for the home of Antonio Castillo who was the last surviving brother to carry on the workshop. Made probably 1970's and were purchased directly from his collection. Large duck measures 19" long and 10" tall. Unknown woods are heavy weight.

Carved Washbowl on Stand; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $425  

Skillfully carved bowl and pitcher on an Empire stand that is remarkable because it is all made of one piece of wood. Pitcher is attached to the table base. The bowl is free standing but is too large to fall off the table. Measures 5 3/4" tall and 2 5/8" wide. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Carved Washbowl on Stand; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Foot Stool with Proverb
  Foot Stool with Proverb   $825

Handmade foot stool on which is painted the biblical proverb "With All Thy Getting Get Understanding". Stool measures 8" tall; 14 1/4" wide and 7" deep. Nice cutouts on the canted legs. Good wear to the top of the stool. Circa 1900.

Navajo Doll   $265  

Elaborately dressed and coiffed Navajo doll dating to the 1940's or 50's. Silver colored buttons on her shirt and boots. Measures 11 3/4" tall. Excellent condition.
Navajo Doll
Carved Stone Face
  Carved Stone Face   $625

Stone carved face of a bearded man. Features are very convex with the exception of his eyes that are indented. Measures 7 1/2" tall. Difficult to determine age precisely but probably in the neighborhood of 100 years old.

Articulated Wood Card Players in a Bottle   $250  

Articulated wood figures are playing cards and enjoying a drink in this recycled wine bottle. Figures are seated on carved casks. Bottle measures 10 7/8"; figures are 3" tall in seated position. Excellent condition. Circa 1930; Pennsylvania origin.
Articulated Wood Card Players in a Bottle
Inlaid Wood Box; Circa 1879
  Inlaid Wood Box; Circa 1879   $450

Nicely inlaid wood box with a variety of patterns. Graceful brass escutcheon with tulips (but no key). Very good condition; has some scratches but nothing missing. Measures 8 1/4" wide; 5 1/2" deep and 3 3/4" tall. American origin; circa 1870.

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