Catalogue: Folk Art (76)


Airplane Wire Sculptures: Circa 1930   $475.00   

Wire sculptures of two matching monoplanes. These were made by the same hand as the bicycles listed as item # 1131445 and automobiles #1131446. The planes measure 10 1/2" from propeller to tail and 5 1/2" tall. The propellers move. Found in Pennsylvania; made circa 1930.      
  
Airplane Wire Sculptures: Circa 1930
Wire Sculpture Automobiles
  Wire Sculpture Automobiles   $475

These two wire sculptures of early automobiles were made by the same hand as the bicycles listed in item #1131445. As with the bicycles, there are stylistic similarities but differences in the models. Both have doors that open. Whimsical features such as the curlicue headlights are particularly Calder-esque. The open top car on the left measures 9" long and 4" tall. The roadster on the right is 9" long and 4 3/4" tall. Found in Pennsylvania; circa 1930.

Wire Bicycles: Circa 1920 ; Pennsylvania   $450  

These two finely detailed wire sculptures depict slightly different bicycles. The piece on the left is actually a tricycle and on the right is what is called a bonecruncher. Both are in excellent condition. They measure 6" tall to the top of the handlebars. Circa 1930; found in Pennsylvania.
Wire Bicycles: Circa 1920 ; Pennsylvania
Black Bottle Dolls: Pennsylvania
  Black Bottle Dolls: Pennsylvania   $375

These two bottle dolls each have lots of personality. The ample bosom mammy on the left dates to the 1920's. She has had a life of hard wok as seen in her tattered apron and head scarf. Her feedsack print dress does not show wear. She is 13" tall. The doll on the right has clothes that indicate an earlier date. She was probably made in the late 19th century with clothing a bit fancier than her counterpart's. Her apron, for instance, has a lace bottom. She measures 14 1/2" tall to the top of... Click for details

Country Store Jars with Original merchandise   $1,250  

These five country store bottles are appealing for their history as well as their shapes. The bottles contain their original merchandise. Two, with labels, contain Knox Sparkling Gelatin. The others have seeds, grains and beans. They range in height from 5 1/4" to 9 1/4". Probably from the 1890's; excellent condition.
Country Store Jars with Original merchandise
Don Shoemaker Wood Briefcase: Circa 1960
  Don Shoemaker Wood Briefcase: Circa 1960   $3400.00

This wonderfully detailed and sculptural briefcase was made by mid 20th century designer, Don Shoemaker. Shoemaker was an American who worked in Morelia, Mexico from 1947 until his death in 1990. He has come to be known as the Nakashima of Mexico and this piece validates that honorific. Shoemaker made small objects as well as furniture, all combining various tropical woods. This briefcase is a sculpture as well as a functional piece. The handle and knobs as well as the three dimensional pattern... Click for details

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.

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