Catalogue: Folk Art (76)

French Terra Cotta Jugs   $675   

These French terra cotta storage jugs are unusually large. The one on the left is 17 1/2" tall and the right is 21 1/2". They were most likely made for storage of food like olives but have decorative uses in contemporary homes. In addition to vases for flowers, for instance, they would make wonderful umbrella or cane stands. They are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. They show expected signs of wear for utilitarian pottery. Probably made circa 1930. They are offered for sale... Click for details      
French Terra Cotta Jugs
Homemade Lancaster County Amish Toy Horses: Circa 1920
  Homemade Lancaster County Amish Toy Horses: Circa 1920   $875

Pair of well loved and played with Amish homemade cloth horse toys. They 8 3/4" tall from the hooves to top of the neck and 14" from nose to tail. Both have remnants of their manes and eyes of straight pins. Hooves are indicated by an overlay of fabric. Lancaster County Amish; made circa 1920.

Spool Doll Bed with Linens; Dated 1905   $695  

This spool doll bed is charming in itself but even more so with the inclusion of its original linens. It has a mattress; quilt and pillow all done in beautiful 1870's fabrics. The bed measures 11 1/4" long; 7" wide and 9" to the top of the headboard. On the bottom is written that it was made in 1905.
Spool Doll Bed with Linens; Dated 1905
French Jaspe Pitchers: Circa 1900
  French Jaspe Pitchers: Circa 1900   $295. .00

Three jaspe pitchers typical of the collectible designs of this rustic terra cotta French pottery. The pitcher on the left with orange dots on brown measures 3 3/4" tall.There is very slight predictable age related wear around the rim. The middle with brown dots on orange is 4" tall with very little wear and no chips. The right is 4 5/8" tall and has a small, unobtrusive chip on the rim. The glaze is very close to the color of the clay so it barely shows. All date to about 1900. Additional... Click for details

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.

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