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Antique American Folk Art

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

Civil War Canteen with 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.

For Sale: $7,250

19th Century Antique Oil Paiting on Canvas Portraits from Monmouth Illinois Rare Pair 1830s Midwestern Portraits Americana

Boy with Hoop Toy Early American Folk Art Oil on Canvas Portrait »

Circa 1840s: Early American folk art paintings of children with their toys are especially desirable.

For Sale: $5,500

original paint decorated early american fire bucket

4 Matching Early American Fire Buckets »

Circa 1820s: Superb set of four matching original paint decorated early American fire leather buckets most probably from a bucket brigade or school, two handles professionally restored, each bucket 20.5"H (including handle) x 9.5"D. Ex. Stephen-Douglas Antiques.

For Sale: $4,500

antique folk art mickey mouse minnie mouse hooked rugs

Pair of Mickey and Minnie Mouse Hooked Rugs »

Circa 1930s-1940s: Measuring 24"H x 36"W each, this delightful pair of masterfully done Mickey and Minnie Mouse hooked rugs features a smiling Mickey Mouse roller skating swiftly toward his love Minnie Mouse.

For Sale: $4,500

rare antique leather fire bucket for sale

Rare Leather Presentation Railroad Fire Bucket »

Circa 1857: Charles Porter Nichols (1822-1905) was the train depot attendant in Springfield, Massachusetts, for over 40 years, starting as early as 1840, but has gone down in history as one of the famous early collectors of Civil War hard times tokens and GAR medals.

For Sale: $4,250

rare 19th century antique pig animal silhouette

Rare Prized Pig Silhouette »

Circa 1825-1850: Silhouettes of animals are extremely scarce, and this superb folk art silhouette of a prized hog surfaced at a Bardstown, Kentucky, estate sale and was later purchased at the long defunct Heart of Country Antiques Show in Nashville, Tennesseee.

For Sale: $3,950

patriotic folk art cane with civil war medal

19th Century Patriotic Folk Art Cane »

Circa 4th quarter 19th century : Best folk art patriotic painted cane with carved eagles, stars, shields, Civil War medal, pocket knife, violin, rifle, arrow, and more, 34”L, lacking, ferrule, wear commensurate with age and use. See cane #252 on page 146 of George H. Meyer’s American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture (Sandringham Press, 1992) for another example of a cane by the same maker. See page 204 of the book for a detailed discussion and probable attribution to “Charles W. Teale (1817-1895), who lived in the New York State Soldiers Home and is buried in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery in Bath, New York.”

For Sale: $3,250

antique paint decorated wooden gameboard brilliant blue paint

Original Paint Decorated Antique Gameboard »

Circa 1880s: This wonderfully dynamic 6 color paint decorated walnut Parcheesi board with a rare robin's egg blue ground features a very unusual inset home square and a mitred walnut frame.

For Sale: $2,950

Redware Slip Decorated Plate

Rare Berlinware Early Paint Decorated Document Box »

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

For Sale: $2,795

antique folk art carousel with eleven carved wooden painted figures

Folk Art Carousel with 11 Figures »

Circa 1930s:This outstanding 12" folk art carousel in 7 color original polychromatic paint decoration contains 11 indivudually carved and painted human figures with articulated arms, facial features (notice the tiny ears!), and clothing.

For Sale: $2,500

antique painted wooden chess gameboard

19th Century Paint Decorated Chess Board »

Circa 1880s: Considering this 16 7/8" square paint decorated gameboard is filled with decoupaged warriors, it is likely that this highly stylized board was designed with the game of chess in mind.

For Sale: $2,450

Antique American Hand Carved Folk Art New England Soldier Whirligig in Original Paint Decoration For Sale

Painted Wooden Hand Carved Folk Art New England Soldier Whirligig »

Circa 1890-1910: This handsome and expertly carved blue-eyed soldier whirligig stands 19" end to end.

For Sale: $2,450

early american antique new england pine storage box in original lipstick red paint decoration

Colorful Paint Decorated New England Storage Box »

Circa 1830s: Signed "June the 20 1837" in period script on the underside of the lid, this striking white pine New England storage box retains its original six- color paint decoration on a bright tomato red ground.

For Sale: $2,250

maritime sailor made antique original paint decorated gameboard

Unusual Parcheesi Board with Anchor Corner Blocks »

Circa 1890-1910: Measuring 32.5" square when displayed diagonally and 23.5" x 23" when hung traditionally, this visually graphic five color paint decorated Parcheesi board highlighting anchor with twining rope corner blocks was most probably sailor made on America's northeastern shoreline.

For Sale: $1,950

Original Museum Quality Sage Green Paint Decorated Antique Hand Carved Folk Art New England Soldier Whirligig For Sale

Antique Sage Green Painted Folk Art Whirligig of Carved Wooden Soldier »

Circa 1880-1910: The incredible detail on this soldier whirligig points to the masterful skill level of its anonymous carver.

For Sale: $1,950

vintage folk art carving of uncle sam

Folk Art Uncle Sam Carving »

Circa 1975: This 18" tall rendition of Uncle Sam impressed " Made by S.P. Zoratti 1975" around the top of Sam's famous hat is a museum quality example of the whimsical patriotic carvings Zoratti completed around the time of our country's bicentennial.

For Sale: $1,850

Antique Nantucket Basket Original Sewing Fabric Ferdinand Sylvaro Lightship Basket for Sale

Antique Ferdinand Sylvaro Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket »

Circa 1930: Measuring 7" wide by 8 1/2" tall to the top of the handle, this basket still looks as if it has never been used.

For Sale: $1,650

Antique American Folk Art Hooked Rug of Dueling Barnyard Roosters

Antique American Folk Art Double Roosters Hooked Rug »

Circa 1920-1940: This punchy double roooster hooked rug comes professionally mounted and ready to hang.

For Sale: $1,650

Antique Paint Decorated Miniature Wooden Firkin in Black and White Marblized Painted Country Primitive Decoration for Sale

Antique Paint Decorated Marblized Small Wooden Firkin »

Circa 1880: Measuring just 4 3/4" high, this highly stylized paint decorated antique firkin is delightful and rare.

For Sale: $1,650

yellow smoke decorated chest

Smoke Decorated Chest on Yellow Ground »

Circa mid 19th century: Highly graphic petite original smoke decorated chest on yellow ground with red and green borders, original hardware, dovetail and square nail construction, typical pieced and nailed repairs to lid, lacking key, 9.25"H x 24"L x 11.5"D.

For Sale: $1,600

folk art smoke decorated flat top storage box

Smoke Decorated Storage Box on White Ground »

Circa mid 19th century: Smoke decorated box on white ground with blue sponged border on green ground, typical age splits, dovetail and square nail construction, 9"H x 21"L x 13"D.

For Sale: $1,600

Folk art carved boxing cne

1892 Prominent Pugilists Folk Art Cane »

Circa 1892: Incredible carved maple folk art cane inscribed “1892 Prominent Pugilists,” including portraits of historic boxing legends John L. Sullivan, Charlie Mitchell, Peter Jackson, and Bob Fitzsimmons, as well as other boxing related images, 35"L, excellent condition. See canes 221, 222, and 250 of George H. Meyer's American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture (Sandringham Press, 1992) for examples attributed to the same maker.

For Sale: $1,500

Sailor Made Ditty Box with Three Stars

Sailor Made Ditty Box with Three Stars »

Circa 2nd Half 19th Century: This handsome sailor made folk art ditty box features an original five color polychromatic paint scheme and a complex sgraffito encircled star within a star within a star pattern on its lid.

For Sale: $1,450

antique wooden paint decorated gameboard

Folksy Handmade Parcheesi and Checkers Board »

Circa 1880s: Measuring 17 3/8" x 17 5/8", this charming three color double sided Parcheesi and Checkers gameboard with square nail construction has fantastic folk art allure.

For Sale: $1,450

signed reggie meaders devil face jug

Reggie Meaders Devil Face Jug »

Circa Late 20th Century: Brother of world famous Georgia folk art potter Lanier Meaders, Reggie Meaders (1919-2009) lived to be 90 years old and is considered a master potter in his own right.

For Sale: $1,450

antique southern folk art black american carved wooden dolls

Southern Folk Art Hand Carved Sharecropper Dolls »

Circa 1920s: These museum quality dolls are of southern origin with carved heads, bodies, hands, and feet and stuffed upper arms. From Eleanor V. Lakin's personal collection. Illustrated in Folk Art for Children: Handmade in America 1760-1940.

For Sale: $1,350

antique painted wooden pantry box with sailor made 8 pointed star in red black and green original surface

Sailor Made Ditty Box with 8 Point Star Decoration »

Circa 2nd Half 19th Century: This attractive 6 1/2"D x 2 5/8"H sailor made folk art ditty box features original green, red, and black paint and a large carved eight-point star on its lid.

For Sale: $1,250

American folk art carving adam and eve silvio zoratti Mid Century outsider art

Silvio Zoratti Wooden Carving of a Adam and Eve »

Circa 1963: Stamped on front "Adam and Eve About to Fall" and showing remnants of bright red and green paint, from Ohio carver Silvio Zoratti's backyard garden of eden.

For Sale: $1,250

early american theorem fan

Early American Folk Art Theorem Fans »

Circa 1825-1850: Pair of American theorem fans, watercolor on velvet affixed to paper board with complexly turned wooden handles, traces of gold gesso over black paint, repairs to handles, minor losses to theorems, 15”H x 11”W.

For Sale: $1,200

vintage folk art carving of an eagle by silvio zoratti

Zoratti Folk Art Carved Wooden Eagle »

Circa 1975: Silvio Peter Zoratti (1896-1992) was an Italian immigrant who came to America after being released from a WWI German prisoner of war camp.

For Sale: $1,150

ohio football sewer tile antique

Ohio Sewer Tile Football Bank »

Circa 1925-1950: Measuring 8" in height, this rare salt glazed sewer tile football on tee bank is most probably the work of legendary Tuscarawas County, Ohio, potter Edward J. Ellwood.

For Sale: $1,150

large antique apache basket

Antique Southwestern Native American Basket »

Circa 1910: Highly graphic Southwestern Native American basket, probably Apache, minor losses on rim as photographed, 4.5”H x 16.5”D.

For Sale: $1,150

antique wooden folk art carving songbird by aaron mountz

Aaron Mountz Folk Art Carved Songbird »

Circa Late 19th Century: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania carver Aaron Mountz (1873-1949) learned his craft as a child from infamous county resident Wilhelm Schimmel.

For Sale: $950

Reggie Meaders Georgia Folk Art Ash Glaze Stoneware Two Handled Double Face Jug

Reggie Meaders Smiling Double Face Jug »

Circa 2000: Brother of world famous Georgia folk art potter Lanier Meaders, Reggie Meaders (1919-2009) lived to be 90 years old and is considered a master potter in his own right. This double handled face jug is inscribed "Reggie Meaders" and has two faces.

Sale Pending

American folk art carving silvio zoratti Mid Century outsider art

Silvio Zoratti Wooden Carving of a Pileated Woodpecker »

Circa 1962: Ohio folk art carver Silvio Zoratti carved his version of the pileated woodpecker in 1962. A commerical stonecarver, Zoratti's works are uniquely stylized. Signed on the bottom.

For Sale: $950

1920s Antique Wooden Gameboard Checkers Black Yellow Border Octagonal Cutout For Sale

7 Color Wahoo Gameboard »

Circa 1930s-1940s: Measuring 16" square, this Wahoo board with a has a white ground that accentuates the other bright colors.

For Sale: $895

antique folk art carving of abe lincoln

Folk Art Carving of Abe Lincoln »

Circa Late 19th / Early 20th Century: This highly detailed Lincoln bust is made of a single block off walnut and retains a dry untouched original surface.

For Sale: $850

19th century portrait painting watercolor silhouette for sale

1830s Portrait of a Gentleman with Riding Crop »

Circa 1830s: The gentleman's curly hairstyle and sideburns, his early bow tie, his formal jacket with its low cut shoulders, his linen vest and trousers, and his painted fancy chair were all popular during the 1830s and thus provide clues as to when this skillfully wrought image was created.

For Sale: $795

antique folk art wooden carving of an african american man

Articulated Folk Art Full Figure Carving »

Circa 1930s: Standing 9.75" tall, this articulated sculpture of a bald man in wire-rimmed spectacles features original six-color finely crazed polychromatic paint decoration and is signed WC on the back of its yellow shirt.

For Sale: $695

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 folk art pen and ink drawing of George Washington on horseback is modeled after the 1850 Currier and Ives print.

For Sale: $650

tramp art box dated 1897 aloissa straub

Aloissa Straub's Tramp Art Sewing Box »

Circa 1897:American tramp art box on legs with wool needlework pincushion sampler top signed “Aloissa Straub 1897, excellent condition with one minor glued repair, 5.25”H x 9.5”L x 6”D. 

For Sale: $650

Turned Head Antique Wooden Painted Carved Duck Decoy For Sale

Early Turned head Redhead Duck Decoy »

Circa 19th Century: Square nail eys, wonderful old surface and a turned head make this antique carved wooden decoy a very nice example.

For Sale: $650

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

1938 Red, White and Blue Folk Art Hooked Rug »

Circa 1938: This great dated hooked rug of three mice and flower has wonderful patriotic colors.

For Sale: $550

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

Folky, Whimsical Vintage Hooked Rug »

Circa 1930s: Charming and vibrant this musical hooked rug one of a pair of folk art hooked rugs by the same artist.

For Sale: $450

Antique Wooden Painted Carved Wisconsin Magnum Canvasback Hen Decoy For Sale

16" Canvasback Hen Duck Decoy with Glass Eyes »

Circa Mid 20th Century:Because of its chunky curved back, this large 16" long canvasback hen decoy in original paint most probably hails from Wisconsin.

For Sale: $375

Bluebill with glass eyes Antique Wooden Painted Carved Duck Decoy For Sale

Bluebill Drake Duck Decoy with Glass Eyes »

Circa Mid 20th Century:This folksy glass-eyed 13" long bluebill drake decoy was definitley hunted over because the the beak has some shotgun pellet holes typical of decoys used on the water.

For Sale: $275

Happy Heidi Vintage Fiestaware Pottery for Sale all old colors complete collection

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