Catalogue: Folk Art (76)


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.

Sock Cats: Circa 1930   Sold  

Homemade sock cats, each with its own personality. Left - made of a dark brown ribbed sock. Measures 15" long from tip of ears to end of tail. Has a small mend on the front and several tiny holes. He looks like he was on the losing end of a fight as his tail is seriously mangled. Middle- the runt of the litter Measures 6" long and 2 3/4" at widest. The only one I've seen with buttons down the front - or are they meant to be nipples? Right - unusual to find one made of a white sock . 5" tall... Click for details
Sock Cats: Circa 1930
Tin Saxophone: Circa 1930
  Tin Saxophone: Circa 1930   $975

Wonderful saxophone made of tin cans, spoons, a funnel and a kazoo. Not sure whether or not it was meant to be played, but in either case, it makes a terrific sculpture. Measures 23 1/2" tall and 13" wide. Has a custom made iron stand. Circa 1930; found in Pennsylvania.

Tramp Art Miniature Cupboard: Circa 1920; Pa.   $775  

Tramp Art miniature cupboard that is finely detailed. Made of wooden cigar boxes. Measures 9 1/2" tall; 5 1/2" wide and 4" deep. Excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Tramp Art Miniature Cupboard: Circa 1920; Pa.
Miniature Empire Chest of Drawers: Ca. 1860; Pa.
  Miniature Empire Chest of Drawers: Ca. 1860; Pa.   $1,075

Wonderful homemade miniature Empire Style Chest of Drawers in original red paint. Measures 11 1/2" to top of backsplash and 4 3/4" at deepest. Has three drawers with knobs and a secret drawer above them. Across the top are three smaller drawers, two of which have knobs. The center one was made without knobs to mirror the secret drawer below. A hole was made in the back to open the small center drawer. Two old wood supports on the back strengthen a crack. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.

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