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Antique American Hand Painted Fraktur 19th Century Mennonite Indiana Paint Decorated Family Record

Antique American Hand Painted Fraktur from Adams Co., Indiana
Mennonite Family Record  »

Circa 1882: Antique American hand painted fraktur. Measures 28" x 22". All original Family Record with painted bird, large red flowers, vines and other motifs. Striking Red, blue and green with applied gold and exquisite attention to detail with the abundant flourishes of decoration. Housed in a period Eastlake frame with acid free backing between the original board backing and painting.

For Sale: $2250

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Abe Lincoln Carved Bust »

Circa 1900-1920: Exquistely executed carving of Abe Lincoln bust

For Sale: $2250

Antique Civil War GAR Canteen with Patriotic Flags and Original Paint Decoration

Civil War Canteen w/ Patriotic Flags and Folk Art Paint Decoration »

Circa 1876: This Civil War canteen belonged to Charles H. Davis, who served in Company G. of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteers. Obviously, Mr. Davis had his battle canteen painted for GAR reunion encampments, and we believe that this canteen was made for the centennial encampment because of the red, white, and blue American flag and shield and the additions of the words "Union" and "In God We Trust." This five color painted canteen would have made quite an impression on its viewers and would have showcased Mr. Davis's love of God and country, values which have become woven into the American fabric.

For Sale: $7250

Patriotic GAR Oil on Canvas with Eagle, Flags, and Cannons: Antique American Folk Art Painting

Antique Folk Art Patriotic Americana Painting (GAR) »

Circa 1880s: Oil on canvas Americana painting with eagle on sheild, flags and cannons. Great whimsical and naive composition repeating cross shapes.

For Sale: $2,250

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board »

Circa 1900-1920: American Folk Art Painting of Eagle on perch

For Sale: $1250

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Antique Game Board | Double Sided Parcheesi & Checkers »

Circa 1910-1930: Measuring 20" square, this visually stunning double sided Parcheesi and Checkers game board is painted on a single piece of early 20th century plywood. The checkerboard has an unusual tiger maple grain painted ground that, in conjunction with the red border and black squares, make it extremely vibrant and eye catching.The Parcheesi side is overly stunning with a rich windsor green ground, deep indian red, bright red dots, an apple green and trimmed in black outlines. Both sides exhibit fabulous patina and aged surface.

For Sale: $495

Antique American Game Board in Original Mustard and Black Paint

Antique American Gameboard in Original Yellow and Black Paint »

Great Original Surface: Fresh from a local Vermont estate is this wonderful antique American gameboard in original yellow and black paint.

For Sale: $1,150

Antique American Country Primitive Hand Painted Green FIrkin labeled G. Cassia Large Store Spice Container

Antique Country Primitive Original Painted Green Firkin »

Circa 1870-1890: This truly unusual original mustard and green paint decorated 19th century firkin lwas used to store ground (or as the script on the bottom of the lid documents, "pulverized") cassia bark, also known as Chinese Cinnamon, an aromatic spice similar to and often used in conjunction with cinnamon. Cassia is used to flavor many cooked dishes, but it is an especially popular ingredient in liquer and chocolate recipes. Standing nearly 12" tall sans handle and measuring 11 1/2" in diameter at the top and just over a foot at the bottom, this large firkin was most certainly a mercantile piece from a general store, bakery, or confectionary because only a commercial enterprise would have the need to house cassia in such abundance, thus making the spice bucket's highly exotic painted moniker extremely rare.

For Sale: $1750

Antique American Game Board in Original Red and White Paint

Antique Double Sided Gameboard in Original Red & White Paint »

Great Original Surface: Fresh from a local Vermont estate is this wonderful antique American gameboard in original red and white paint.

For Sale: $1,350

Redware Slip Decorated Plate

Rare Berlinware Early American
Paint Decorated Document Box »

Circa 1810: Paint decorated tinware box with rare blue ground from Berlin Conneticut, attributed to the group IV makers in Berlin, CT.

For Sale: $2795

Early 20th Century Antique American Folk Art Whirligig in original paint decoration

OOB Antique American Naive Folk Art Painting Signed W. F. Warren »

Circa 1900-1920:This charmingly naive Massachusetts shoreline landscape depicts an idyllic summer day on the coast with horses, a fisherman, sailboats, houses, barns, trees, and a quaint country lane and showcases prominent and progressive 19th century theologian, philiospher, and university president W. F. Warren's artistic capabilitie, leaving no doubt that Warren was himself a true renaissance man. This wonderful and important piece of Boston University history would fit well in any collection of American folk art or items pertaining to Massachusetts, Boston, or Boston University itself. Note that the paper label on the back of the board reads "Academy Boards: Frost and Adams Company: Importers and dealers in Artists' Materials Mathematical Instruments Engineers' Supplies..... 37 Cornhill, Boston, Mass." and that Frost and Adams resided in this location until the early 1920s.

For Sale: $1250


Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale
Folk Art George Washington Patriotic Americana Drawing mid 19th century. Pen and Ink Drawing Antique

Antique American Patriotic Folk Art Pen and Ink Drawing
of George Washington on Horseback  »

Circa 1850s: This charming folk art pen and ink drawing of General George Washington on horseback is surely modeled after the 1850 Currier and Ives print of the father of our country. Although the artist's attention to detail is commendable, it is through the naive yet pleasant depiction of our first President's face that the viewer can tell this is the work of a skilled but untrained artist. Note the two guache highlights, one on the boot and the other on Washington's eye, This is a fabulous and whimsical example of 19th century patriotic American folk art in which General Washington, atop his trusted steed, forever tips his hat to those who look his way.


For Sale: $650

H. G. Traver Antique Illinois River Blue Bill Duck Decoy with old, original paint

H.G. Traver Illinois River Decoy »

Circa 1930s: Decatur, Illinois, carver H, G. Traver's decoys are difficult to find, and this bluebill is a fine example of his work.

For Sale: $295

Black Americana Antique Folk Art OOB Portrait 1965 Black Girl, Pink Dress, Gold Cross, Civil Rights Era Outsider Art Painting for Sale

American Outsider Art, Folk Art Painting on Board »

Circa 1965: This wonderful 16" x 20" outsider folk art portrait housed in its orginal 23" x 27" pine frame depicts a young African American girl in a pink dress with pink ribbons in her hair and a gold cross around her neck. Found in a farmhouse in Southwestern Indiana between Terre haute and Vincennes, this painting was created in 1965 when the civil rights movement was heating up in the cities across America. Note that this painting is not a depiction of stereotypical black Americana but is that of a young Christian black child with a surprised, yet sad and almost frightened expression on her innocent face, making this work reminiscent of the black church bombings happening in the 1960s American South. This finely done oil on board also hearkens both the complexity of Cezanne's island portraits and the violent naivete of Jean Dubuffet's brute art.

For Sale: $1250

Antique American Redware Sewer Tile Lunch Hour Folk Art Recumbant Lion Ohio

Ohio Folk Art Sewer Tile Growling Recumbant Lion  »

Circa 1900-1925: Measuring just under 10" wide, this whimsical Ohio sewer tile recumbant lion sports crossed front paws, open mouth, and unusually positioned tail.

For Sale: $595

Antique Game Board  American Conneticut Checker Board in Original Paint

Antique American 4 Color Paint Decorated Game Board »

Circa 1880: Here is a wonderful four-color checkerboard in an unusual and pleasing color scheme: brown, hunter green, mustard, and black. This Connecticut gameboard was obviously made by a professional, perhaps a carriage painter as evidenced by the thin green border and well-painted squares, and is in untouched original condition with the good, honest wear advanced collectors like to see. This lovely antique checkerboard is an excellent example of 19th century American folk art and will compliment any collection of early game boards, antique country primitves, or high quality americana.

For Sale: $1250

Antique American Needlework Rare Michigan Schoolgirl Sampler Signed and Dated For Sale

Antique American Folk Art Michigan Schoolgirl Sampler »

Signed "Eliza H. Booth Mich. Aged 10 Years 1850": Michigan samplers are rare, and even advanced collectors can go a lifetime without holding one in their hands. This scarce antique Midwestern textile measures 18 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" tall and is housed in a 22" X 12" frame.

For Sale: $2250

Highly Painted Pintail Duck Decoy

Highly Decorated Midwestern Pintail Decoy »

Circa 1910-1930: This striking pintail decoy found in Lafayette, Indiana, has fantastic paint, a gracefully carved head, and a very unusual tail construction.

For Sale: $495

 

Sleepy Eye Blue and White Decorated Pitcher: Signed and Dated 1910 by Frank Haw

Important Frank Haws Western Stoneware Old Sleepy Eye
Blue & White Folk Art Lunch Hour Pitcher Signed FH 1910 »

Circa 1910: Here is the finest Western Stoneware lunch hour piece we have ever seen. Frank Haws, one of the most prolific, highly skilled, and important of Western's potters, crafted this exuberantly cobalt decorated Old Sleepy Pitcher in 1910. Lunch hour pitchers from Western Stoneware are highly prized, and pieces signed by known potters are extremely rare and desirable. This stunning one of a kind Illinois folk art stoneware pitcher is a fabulopus example of American folk art and could be the centerpiece in any advanced collection of Illinois stoneware or blue and white potttery.

For Sale: $2250

Unique Matching Pair of Carved Mallard Decoys

Signed Illinois River Folk Art Bluebill Duck Decoy »

Circa 1920-1940: It's hard to find Illinois River decoys that are this primitive. This beautifully naive tackeye epitomizes the working decoy -- made to get the job done and not to impress the neighbors. This hand carved antique duck decoy is a real charmer and is sure to add color to any collection of American folk art, decoys, or primitives.

For Sale: $395

 

 

Antique American Original Paint Decorated Folk Art Memory Jugs

Best Pair of Antique American Folk Art Memory Jugs »

Circa 1900, Outstanding Decoration: Standing 13" in height, this pair of highly decorated folk art memory jugsis an impressive sight to behold. Each jug is filled with a myriad of delightful turn of the last century trinkets, including dolls, tokens, silverware, small ears of corn, and much much more! To top it off, these whimsical jugs were set upon nine inch tin plates so that the maker (or makers as the case may be) could have even more room for decoration.

For Sale: $950

Folk Art Sampler 19th Century Early Massachusetts Antique House Sampler Boston Provenance

1816 Ann Withington Massachusetts House Sampler »

Circa 1816: Ann Gill Withington was born January 11, 1805 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to Mather and Sarah Withington. Miss Withington's paternal grandfather Ebenezer Withington (1729 - 1800) was involved in the Boston Tea Party.

For Sale: $3,750

Antique Sampler Earl American Needlework 19th Century Folk Art

1845 Mary Martin Sampler »

Dated 1845: I know that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. Mary Martin, Ardwick, Oct. 8, 1845

For Sale: $495

Early American Walnut Childs Chest of Drawers Antique American Furniture

Folk Art Paint Decorated Child's Chest »

Circa 1870: With flamboyant decoration and great form, this bold, paint decorated New England circa 1870 folk art child's chest sports a pure, untouched finish and construction with no repairs or alterations. Measuring a useful 30" H x 28" W x 13" D, this playful antique chest will make a bright addition to any room in the house.

For Sale: $3,500

Rare Antique Sampler from Kokomo Indiana 1854 Woolwork

Kokomo, Indiana 1854 Sarah Jenkins
Woolwork American Sampler »

Circa 1854: Signed “Sarah Jenkins, her work aged 11 done in the year of our Lord 1854.” Adornment on this sampler includes a young girl holding a puppy in her lap, a man standing in front of a house, three birds, two butterflies, a buck deer, flowers, a vine border, rows of alphabets, numbers, family initials, and the inscription “Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth.”

For Sale: $895

Girl with Goose Folk Art Hooked Rug

Girl with Goose Folk Art Hooked Rug »

Circa 1920-1940: Great graphics with red flowers and black goose. Girl in bonnet plays little bo peep with the gander. Red flower, geometric bold black border and earth colored stripes create a striking one of a kind.

For Sale: $395

Patriotic, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug

Red, White and Blue Americana Patriotic Hooked Rug »

Circa 1920-1940: Wonderful color on this art deco era, clam shell, red white and blue antique americana hooked rug.

For Sale: $350

 

Folk Art Hooked Rug Horse Antique For Sale

Folk Art Horse Hooked Rug »

Circa 1890-1910: This fabulously folky and naive hooked rug depicts one full-bodied horse and one horse's head. The rug measures 25" by 17 1/2" including its unusual hand woven burlap fringe.

For Sale: $895

19th Century Early American Antique Wallpaper Boxes

19th Century Wallpaper Box »

Circa 1870s: Great Color on this early wallpaper box. Wonderful greens, mustards, golds and browns wrap around this delightful lidded wallpaper box.

For Sale: $495

19th Century Early American Antique Wallpaper Boxes

19th Century Wallpaper Box »

Circa 1860-1880: Great color on this early wallpaper box. Wonderful greens, mustards, golds and browns wrap around this delightful lidded wallpaper box.

For Sale: $695

Cat's Paw Decorated Kentucky Stoneware Pitcher

Cat's Paw Decorated Kentucky Stoneware Pitcher »

Circa 1890-1910: Fine Kentucky Stoneware. This one gallon cat's paw decorated Kentucky pitcher features great folky decoration and beautiful lines.

For Sale: $495

Folk Art, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug, early 20th century

1938 Red, White and Blue Folk Art Hooked Rug »

Signed and Dated: EF '38, one of three by the same maker

Circa 1938: Strong and bold graphic content, great clor and whimsical theme, signed by EF '38, one of a trio of folk art hooked rugs by the same artist. Vibrant colors and superb graphic appeal.

For Sale: $550

 

Folk Art, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug, early 20th century

Folky, Whimsical Vintage Hooked Rug »

Signed: EF, one of three by the same maker

Circa 1930s: Charming and vibrant, signed EF , one of a trio of folk art hooked rugs by the same artist.

For Sale: $450

Antique American Hooked Rug Folk Art Rooster Fight Cocks Cock Fighting

Folk Art Fighting Cocks Hooked Rug »

Circa 1936: The rooster is one of the iconic images in American folk art, and this rare 32" x 23" fighting cocks hooked rug has all the bells and whistles that the advanced collector expects in a piece of this quality.

For Sale: $750

 

Early 19th Century Folk Art Beaded Antique Purse

Antique Beaded Reticule with Folk Art Scene »

Circa 1850-1875: 19th century small beaded purse with folk art scene, large graphic florals and charming decorative top border.

For Sale: $325

 

Fok Art Schoolgirl Drawing Pen and Ink 1911

"Going to School" Pen and Ink Drawing »

Signed O.W. Clark 1911 on back: A charming red cloaked girl ties her boots and says, "Wait for me." Her lunch pail at her feet and a little petticoat showing. Sweet, naive watercolor, ink and graphite.


For Sale: $295

Antique Illinois River Bluebill Decoys Antique American Folk Art

Pair Antique Illinois River Bluebill Decoys »

Circa 1920-1940: This handsome pair of second quarter 20th century Illinois River bluebill working decoys measure 12" long, 6 1/2" high, and 5" wide and feature wonderfully carved wings and unusual painted wood eyes set with tiny finishing nails. These old working decoys are in good condition with a few minor losses and cracks, but they are structurally sound and absolutely gorgeous in their old, if not orginial, paint. The carver of this fine pair of bluebills is unknown to us, but it is obvious that he took great care in both carving and decorating his birds. Note, too, that there a is an old museum or collection number on the bottom of each bird. The previous owner was obviously very proud of these ducks. This is an excellent pair of antique Illinois River decoys at a very affordable price.

For Sale: $650

Folk Art Painted Decoy Unique Matching Pair of Carved Mallard Decoys

Unique Matching Pair of Carved Mallard Decoys »

Circa 1930s: This pair of diminutive folk art mallard decoys was found in Lawrence, Kansas. Wonderful original surface and multiple colors...

For Sale: $295

 

OF SPECIAL INTEREST:
Antique American Folk Art of Archie Zimmerman, carved polychromatic rider on horse

Archie Zimmerman Folk Art Collection »

This sizable museum quality collection is truly a treasure trove of American polychromatic folk art, all hand made by Plumville, Pennsylvania born carver Archie Zimmerman (1861-1961).

Archie Zimmerman Folk Art Collection
as seen on the cover of Antique Week November 2, 2009

Previously Sold Pieces:
Patriotic, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug

Fantastic Folky Cat Hooked Rug »

Circa 1920-1940: Great naive expression on this wide eyed folk art cat hooked rug. Large bold flowers flank both sides of this Welcome rug. The great large white cats tail curves down and breaks the space in a delighful primitve way. Bold reds contrast with the great white cat and create a stunning visual piece of American folk art.

SOLD

Antique American Folk Art Hand Carved Pintail Hen Duck Decoy Original Paint For Sale

Superb Folky Hand Carved Pintail Hen Duck Decoy »

Circa 1920-1940: Original Paint, Fantastic Form: Striking 5 1/2" long tail and its primitive original painted surface, combine to make this pintail decoy a truly excellent example of antique American folk art.

SOLD

Antique Game Board  American New England Folk Art  Checker Board Parcheesi Game Original Paint For Sale

Antique American Folk Art Double-Sided Game Board »

Circa 1880s, New England Origin: Measuring a little under 19 inches square, his handsome double-sided New England game board has all the bells and whistles that collectors desire: untouched original surface, superb graphic appeal, multiple borders, and good old honest wear in all the right places.

SOLD

19th Century Antique American Sled Original Paint Decoration Possible Soap Hollow Attribution

19th Century Cherry Red and Silver Paint Decorated Sled »

Circa 1870-1890: This wonderful Antique American paint decorated sled boasts fabulous cherry red and silver paint decoration.

SOLD

19th Century folk art painting, oil on canvas, primitive log cabin and swans, pennsylvania origins, vivid colors

Primitive, Naive, Charming Folk Art Painting »

Circa 1890-1910: Early oil on canvas folk art painting with charming primitive scene that includes log cabin, naively painted swans, unusual water works, brightly colored folky trees and unique early frame. Found in Pennsylvania

SOLD

Pen Ink Fraktur Tiger Maple Frame Early American Folk Art Drawing

Antique Pen & Ink Artists Fraktur Sketch in Tiger Maple Frame »

Circa 1850: Exquisting calligraphy on this charming signed artists pen and ink. Signed William B. Dice

SOLD

 

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