Folk Art
&
Painted Objects


A small selection from our inventory

Click on the small picture to see a larger view.
Then use your web browser's "back button" to return to this page!
        Item
Number
Item
Description
 

Early bold carved flower basket. c. 1820.

Size: 14" H x 10" W

       

AS-0151

Naive painted wooden panel birth sign ~ John Shaw / Born in Year 1812.

Size: 6 1/4" H x 16 1/4" L

   

AS-0188

Large hourglass trade sign painted & carved with tin / zinc insert to portray the glass (3-dimensional sign). American, 19th Century.

Size: 17 3/4" H x 12" D

     

CO-0438

Welsh solider with a goat carved on small plaque with the saying CYMRO DEWR which translate to WELSHMAN BRAVE.  Late 19th Century.

Size:12" H x 8 1/4" W

 

An early carved Stay Busk initialed MM and a heart motif. English c. 1794.

Size: 13" H

   

CO-0724

Large early snuff box carved as a frog with a human face. English c. 1830.

Size: 1 1/2" H x 5" L

 
 

CO-0722

Carved and painted musical instrument wooden case; with the initials either AB or BA. Late 19th Century.

Size: 26" L x 11" W x 4" D

 
   

CO-0727

Wooden toddy / love spoon inscribed with Rev. W. P. BroomTree. Welsh c. 1840.

Size: 12 1/2" L

 

CO-0776

Rare kitting sheath finely carved as a love token with one side with "Think of Me" & the initials M. P. English c. 1780.

Size: 6 3/4" L

 

CO-0780

Carved wooden panel with folksy center floral basket.  French c. 1870.

Size: 8" H x 32 1/2" L x 1" D

     

CO-0800

Unusual painted cast iron stag head with glass eyes. Probably an indoor shop display sign. American c. 1900.

Size: Stag head only = 9" H x 8" D x 14" W ~
         horns (tip-to-tip) 28 1/2" W x 18 1/2" L

 
 

CO-0813

"Wild boars" fighting in the forest. Painted 3-D wall plaque made of lead metal alloy. German c. 1900.

Size: 11 3/16" H x 14" L

     

CO-0821

Carved recumbent Lion Wall Plaque with finely carved mane and body. Early 1900's.

Size: 12" H x 33" L

 
     

FA-0120

Tudor period carved panel. English c. 1540.

Size: 13" H x 21" L

     

FA-0180

Carved Arts & Crafts Swedish mangle board with horse handle.  Swedish c. 1900.

Size: 5" H x 23" L x 4 1/2" D

 
   

FA-0182

Unusually carved reliquary.  English c. 1780.

Size:  6" H

     

FA-0195

Fanciful folk art whimsical bird house with interesting arch elements executed with Fretwork & carving in wood / wire / glass. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 50" H x 27" W x 19 1/2" D

 
   

FA-0198

Carved & painted wooden bell shop sign.  American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 9" H x 7 1/2" D

 

FA-0230

Two enlarged painted oversized display dice. American, Early - mid 1900's.

Sizes: 2" H x 2" D
          2 11/16" H x 2 11/16" D

 

FA-0251

This is an interesting carved & painted primitive sculpture of a lady with flowers in her hat & dress (possibly a scarecrow) on a later stand for display.  Both arms are articulated  & one arm bends in the middle and the eyes are ceramic insulators. American, 1930-50's.

Size:  65" H x 19" W

   

FA-0259

Whimsy directional / vane of man standing on an arrow carved & painted cut-out. American, Mid-20th Century.

Size: 11" H x 10" W x 3/4" D (man/arrow only)

     

18th Century painted Scandinavian mangle board with a flora motif. Dated 1797.

Size: 23" L

 
     

FA-0268

Carved wooden dancing man ( jigger ) with "screw-in" handle. Late 19th Century.

Size: 13" H

 
     

FA-0275

Rustic "cobbler 's last" (Shoe Maker work stand) with wrought-iron shoe form and twig base. English, Mid-19th Century.

Size: 26" H

 
     

FA-0281

Two rare miniature axes with great surface and paint. Probably ceremonial for Odd Fellows or Masons. American, Late 19th Century.

ize: 7 1/2' H

 
   

Black Americana figural whirligig of a man dancing (jigger) to the accompaniment of a stomping leg & strumming banjo player.  American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 17" H x 19" L x 10" W

 
 

FA-0287

"Indian in a Canoe Whirligig" ~ American, early 20th Century. The man with paddle arms wearing a headdress also with glass eye & old surface.

Size: 12" H x 31" L

 
   

FA-0294

Stylish set of miniature painted wooden furniture. Dutch, Mid-Century.

Size: Table ~ 6" H x 9" D, Chairs ~ 7" H x 5' W x 7 3/4" D

     

FA-0295

Carved & painted folksy 3-bird sculpture on a burl base. Dated 1912. Swedish.

Size: 11" H

 

FA-0297

Carved & painted folksy sculpture in the form of a bird tree. Swedish c. 1920.

Size: 13" H x 7" L x 3 1/2" D

   

FA-0300

Whimsical folk art panel with central oval carving of a three-mast ship on scrolling waves and two gulls in the sky. American c. 1900.

Size: 13 1/4" H x 22 1/2" W

 

FA-0311

Carved & painted great "Blue Heron" ~ signed Jerome Howes. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 10 1/2" H

   

FA-0331

Great paint & form on this wooden pigeon decoy on a later base. English c. 1900.


Size: 3 1/2" H x 13" L (bird only)

 
     

FA-0347

A good horse pull toy with good paint and model. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 9" H x 9 3/4" L x 4" D

 
     

FA-0348

Scandinavian mangle board with horse and Masonic symbols. Dated 1833.

Size: 6" H x 25 1/4" L

 
 

FA-0350

Carved & painted folky horse & foal on base. American. Early 1900's.

Size: 6" H x 9" L x 3" D

 

FA-0351

Carved & painted folky sculpture with two spotted dogs, donkey and a little girl holding the donkey's reins. American, mid-20th Century.

Size: 4" H x 9 1/4" L x 2 1/4" D

     

Carved & painted mechanical toy black banjo man sitting on a working music box. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 10" H x 5 1/2" D

 
     

FA-0369

Two carved & painted American pipits on driftwood base, one with a nest. American, 20th Century.

Approximate size for base is 7" x 3".
Approximate for birds 2¼" x 3½".

 
     
 
     

FA-0373

Martha Cahoon painted rectangular box. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 2 3/4" H x 7 1/2" L x 4" D

 
 

FO-0375

Charming painted cricket stool painted to simulate inlay. Great surface. American c. 1900.

Size: 6 1/2" H x 15 5/8" W x 6" D

 
   
   

FA-0380

Charming miniature folksy carving of two jockeys on horses probably an elaborate bottle stopper decoration. American, Early 1900's.

Size:4 1/4" H x 3 1/4" L x 2 1/2" D

     

FA-0381

Carved four-headed horse sculpture standing on a 5-horse shoe base with front facing 2-horse heart. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 2 1/4" H x 2" L x 2" D

 
 

FA-0387

Carved & painted wooden puppet head depicting a soldier with helmet. English, Early 1900's.

Size: 9" H

   

Superb deeply carved & painted mangle board with large horse and original roller. Scandinavian c. 1850.

Size: Board ~ 29 1/2" L
         Roller ~ 27 1/2" L

 
 

Unusual Scandinavian painted round box with lid ~ dated 1881. Scandinavian.

Size: 4 1/2" H x 7 1/2" D

  /

FA-0394

Carved & painted articulated female doll jigger on later stand. English c. 1860.

Size: 13" H

 

FA-0395

Naive & charming carved & painted small figures of five figure family.  Early 1900's.

Size: Father 8" H
        Mother 8 1/4" H
        Son 7 1/2" H
        Daughters 5" H , 7" H

     

FA-0400

Carved & painted key trade sign. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 9 1/4" H x 27 1/2" L

 

FA-0404

Carved & painted cute penguin. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 6 1/2 H

 

FA-0403

Carved & painted "bambi" fawn with an innocent & happy expression. American, Mid- Century.

Size: 15" H x 13 1/4" L

   

FA-0407

Painted articulated wooden pig toy. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 9" H x 10" L x 3" D

 
 

FA-0411

Unusual rack with top gallery adorned & decorated with carving & great surface. The hooks carved as duck heads. American c. 1900.

Size: 12" H x 39 1/4" L

 
 
   

FA-0416

Folksy natural root painted snake cane.

Size: 36" L

   

FO-0417

Charming miniature fantasy chair with carved dragonfly and armrest shaped hands. Signed underneath ~ Bilikal, 60 Nicall St, New Haven, CT.

Size: 16 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W x 8" D

 
 

FA-0418

Large carved salmon trophy, found in NY State probably carved in Voss, Norway for an American fisherman. Late 19th Century.

Size: 17" H x 48 1/2" L

     

FA-0426

Painted natural root fashioned into striking snake.

Size: 6 1/2" H x 7" L x 3" D

 

FA-0428

Carved & polychrome parrot architecture fragment / wall figure. c. 1780.

Size: 13" H x 7 1/2" W x 1" D

 

FA-0434

Carved & painted duck. Signed underneath ~ H Gibbs 1965 (Harold Gibbs, American 1886-1970, Rhode Island). Dated.

Size: 2 1/2"H

 

Inscribed Biltmore, NC on this carved brush with this carved funny face. Also, marked forward with an arrow from the Arts & crafts period. - Rare. American c. 1905.

Size: 23” L

   

FA-0442

Wonderful folk art carved & painted stand with a carved & painted snake around it. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 39 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 7" D

 

FA-0448

Two carved & painted puppet heads one with a pointed hat ~ the other with a sad face. American c. 1900.

Size: 9 1/2" H, 7" H

   

Unusual carved & painted whimsy bird with tin wings. American.

Size: 15 3/4 " H x 17" W

FA-0453

Friesian carved tray with complex geometric patterns. American, 1900-20's.

Size: 12 1/2" H x 17 1/2" L x 1 1/2" D

 

FA-0455

Painted Tramp Art Comb Box with hearts & mirror. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 11" H x 9 1/4" W x 4 1/2" D

   

FA-0454

Whimsical & colorful wooden Southwestern decorated tall candlestick. American, 1930's.

Size: 19 1/2" H

 

FA-0456

Carved & painted two birds perched on tree branches. German, 1900-20's.

Size: 9" H x 7" W x 6" D

   

FA-0462

Nice painted Rosemaling bend box. Scandinavian c. 1880.

Size: 5 3/4" H x 7 1/4" L x 3 3/4" W

 
      FA-0464

Carved & painted New England Stool with floral motif. American.

Size:5" H x 17" L x 7 3/4" D

 
 

FA-0469

Painted wood carvings mushroom [red] - signed Joseph Faure sculpteur dated 1998. Canadian.

Size: 7" H

 

FA-0470

Painted wood carvings mushroom [white] - signed Joseph Faure sculpteur dated 1998. Canadian.

Size: 8 1/4" H

   

Carved wooden Mannequin hat stand / head; probably millinery head. Unusual cloth patch with treads of hair on top of head. German c. 1900.

Size: 10" H

 
     

Carved & painted mangle board ~ the handle is a horse with an unusual rear on a trapezoidal board that is carved with geometric patterns and initialed and dated "MFS," "BOD," and 1780. Scandinavian.

Size:6" H x 19 3/4" L x 5 1/2" D

 
     

FA-0481

Carved & painted colorful Rosemaling bend box. Scandinavian, 19th Century.

Size: 5 1/2" H x 8 1/4" L x 3 3/4" D

 
 

FA-0482

Carved & painted Scandinavian tankard with Rosemaling. 19th Century.

Size: 7" H x 6" D

 

FA-0483

Scandinavian carved & painted Rosemaling tankard. 19th Century.

Size: 6 1/4" H x 4 1/2" D

   

FA-0484

Carved & painted Rosemaling dragon drinking vessel. Scandinavian, 19th Century.

Size: 4" H x 8" L x 4" D

FA-0488

Bride's / Marriage bend box. Painted on the cover with two men ringing bells on a scrollwork ground above the date “Anno 1831,” the sides with vinery, scrolls and geometric-patterned panels. Dated.

Size: 7 3/8" H x 18 1/2" L

 

Carved & painted with Rosemaling horse head kasa drinking vessel. Norway, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6" H x 11 3/4" W x 6" D

 
 
   

FA-0497

Carved & painted "Perkeo", dated 1895 on underside. Perkeo is a symbol of Heidelberg & was a court dwarf & jester in the employ of royalty / nobility in Heidelberg castle in the early 18th century & guarded a special castle of beer - hence the key around his neck. German, Late 19th Century.

Size: 12 H " x 4 1/4" W x 3 1/4" D

 

Carved & painted figure of an Africa American gentleman whirligig. Late 19th Century.

Size: 21" H x 6 1/4" W

 

FA-0501

"Mr. HAPPY" ~ Carved & painted articulated jigger. American c. 1930.

Size: 18" H

   

FA-0502

Carved & painted whimsical farm scene sculpture entitled ~ "Barn Yard Conversation" ~ by Bill Duffy. American c. 1983.

Size: 7" H x 9 1/4" W x 6" D

 

FA-0503

Small carved & painted whimsy of couple underneath a lamp post.American c. 1930.

Size: 9" H x 7" W x 5" D

 

FA-0504

Painted Norwegian wooden basket with decorative piercings. c. 1910.

Si6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" Dze:

 

FA-0505

Carved mahogany Bust of a Man. American.

Size: 14" H x 5 1/2" W x 3 1/2" D

   

FA-0508

Finely carved & painted life-size carving of a little owl species ~ by signed J. Bryant '75. American.

Size: 8" H x 7" W x 7" D

 
   

FA-0511

Flemish Polychrome early carved wood putti plaque. Ealry 19th Century

Size: 5" H x 23" W

 
 

FA-0517

Mid-Century Folk Art small diorama of a running white horse with gilded birds & a checkered floor. American.

Size: 8" H x 12" L x 3/4" D

     

Carved & painted Compote. Underneath ~ made by J.A. Rapp / Lindsborg, Kansas. American c. 1900.

Size: 6" H x 8" D

 
   

FA-0520

Simple elegance in this folky carved table pocket. American c. 1860.

Size: 5" H x 12" W x 4 5/8" D

 
 

FA-0522

Pantry bend box with incised painted decoration (stars). Condition: as is. American, Early 19th Century.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 7 1/2" D

   

Lidded Salt Box with carved fancy back with heart, fans & scrolls. American c. 1860.

Size: 12" H x 8" L x 4 1/4" D

 
   

FA-0526

Exceptional three-color painted Tramp Art frame with later mirror insert. American c. 1900.

Size: 22" H x 28" W

FA-0528

Superb painted green & blue bend box with red star and carved initials underneath lid ~ JHG. American, Early 19th Century.

Size: 2 1/2" H x 6" D

 

FA-0529

Carved & painted green & blue & red bend box with inset star. American.

Size: 2 5/8" H x 6 1/4" D

Carved & painted folksy "nodder" Owl mounted a wooden pedestal. American.

Size: 3 3/4" H x 6" L X 3" D

 

FA-0538

Miniature open diorama -- carved & painted summer house / gazebo with flower garden, funiture, flower pots, etc. Made of different materials including wood, resin, plastic & paper. c. 1920's

Size: Various

     

FA-0544

Small wooden folding screen / board with etched symbols: heart, anchor, sun, diamond, etc. Primitively scratched on back ~ WHYPEET.

Size: 6 1/4" H x (unfolded ~ 6 1/2" W, folded 3 1/4" W)

 
 

Colorful painted wooden ballot box ~ For / Against. English c. 1840.

Size: 12" H x 7 1/2" W x 7 1/2" D

 

FA-0547

Interesting carved jigger in original paint with fur for hair and "facet cut" glass for eyes. Early 1900's.

Size: 10" H

 

Small carved Pig Snuff Box with brass hardware and glass eyes. French c. 1870.

Size: 2" H x 3" L

 
 

FA-0553

Paint decorated treenware bowl. Signed on the top edge. Original repair. 19th Century.

Size: 4" H x 20 3/4" L x 14" W

 
 

FA-0554

Late 18th Century candle box with inlaid "fork & knife" front. English c. 1780.

Size: 20" H x 7 1/2" W x 5 1/2" D

 

FA-0555

Early hardwood chip carved book form snuff box. English c. 1750.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 2" W x 1/2" D

 
 

FA-0557

Whistles - carved & painted articulated figural whistles. Wales c. 1900.

Size: 7" H

 

Carved fish possibly a weathervane on a later stand. c. 1900.

Size: 5" H x 16 1/2" L (with stand ~ 10 1/4" H)

   

Unusual unpainted Erzgebirge Noah's Ark with great details includes 5-people & 77-figures. German c. 1870.

Size: Ark only ~ 8" H x 18" L x 5 1/4" D

 
 

FA-0562

Diminutive solid wood treen-shaped heart "love token". c. 1900.

Size: 1 1/2" H x 1 1/8" W 3/16" D

 

FA-0567

Intricate wood (burl?) on this heart-shaped box with lid & inlay band around the bottom. c. 1870.

Size: 3 1/4" H x 2 3/4" W x 1 3/4" D

 

Carved heart-shaped love token box with lid ~ The top & bottom have overhang edges. American c. 1890.

Size: 2 1/4" H x 2" W x 3/4" D

   

Heart shaped box with lid & key and red velvet lining inside ~ etched heart encompassing each key hole opening. American c. 1870.

Size: 4 1/2" H x 4" W x 2 1/2" H

 
 

FA-0572

Great surface on this naïve wooden Heart shaped box with wire-pin hinges. American c. 1860.

Sizes: 4 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D

 
   

Heart-shaped box with lid on hinges with top & bottom overhang edges. American c. 1890.

Size: 4 3/4" H x 4" W x 1 1/2" D

 
 

Carved & painted small whimsical peg board with cheerful sunrise face. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 4" H x 7 1/8" W x 1 11/16" D

 

Carved & painted miniature owl on branch with glass eyes. American.

Size: 5" H x 4 3/4" W x 6 1/2" D

 
     

FA-0579

Naïve early Folk Art carving of a spread wing eagle on ball. American c. 1780.

Size: 14 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W x 10 3/4" D

 
   

FO-0026

Rustic child's chair "For Baby" carved into the seat. English c. 1870.

Size: 18 1/2" H x 8" W

 

FO-0048

Two painted Cottage Foot Stools with the initials "J" and "F". c. 1900.

Size: 10 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D

 
 

FO-0309

Miniature painted sideboard with two doors and a shapely apron. English c. 1860.

Size: 12" H x 5" D x 18" L

 

FO-0319

Miniature or dollhouse carved & painted hutch. c. 1900.

Size: 15" H x 7 1/4" L x 4 3/16" D

   

FO-0339

Interesting geometric layered Tramp Art mirror. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 15 1/2" H x 18" W

     

FO-0341

Small Tramp Art Mirror with wide frame and shallow geometric layering. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 17 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W

 

FO-0433

Elaborately carved & painted marriage chair with the brides' name "Anna Elisabeth Kraus" from the Schwalm region of Germany, dated 1842.

Size: 39 3/4" H x 27" W x 15 1/2" D

 
   

GT-0215

Small carved folksy horse.  German c. 1900.

Size: 7 3/4" H x 8" L

 

GT-0222

Charming folky painted doll house cupboard with the use of spools, picture frame, etc. & notice the lace painted windows. The house name, "Swiss Cottage". English c. 1870.

Size: 28" H x 10' W x 9 1/2' D

 
   

GT-0235

A wooden articulated standing doll (reminds one of the "dancing baby"). Hands restored. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 13" H

 
 

GT-0270

Articulated mannequin. French, Early 20th Century.

Size: 17" H

 
   

Carved & turned original paint figural wooden Cap & Ball Game ~ the best example we've had. c. 1870

Size: 8" H

 

NA-0169

Large carved & painted open diorama with a large and smaller ships and some painted in the background. The larger ship with carved sails, figure-head & 25-guns; painted in unusual gray colors. English c. 1870.

Size: 19" h x 45" L x 5" D

 
 

PO-0009-B

Late 19th Century hand carved and painted character woodenCarnival Mask with places and holes for wigs, etc.

Size: 10 1/4" H x 7" W x 5" D

 

PO-0033

Miniature Erzgebirge painted wooden wedding scene party. German, Late 19th Century.

Size: Avg. 1 1/2" - 2" H

 
   
 

PO-0098

Oversize majestic goose / duck decoy that show's age beautifullywith great surface, dings & age related shrinkage & sweet face. English,  Late 19th Century.

Size: 12" H x 23" L x 10" W

   

PO-0095

Painted wood box with Harlowquinn edges and royal crown on front. English c. 1830.

Size:  9 1/2' h z 13" W x 10 1/2" D

 
 

Painted wood fairground / figure ~ "Aunt Sally". Much of the history of Aunt Sally is lost in antiquity but overall, the players would toss batons known as sticks at the wooden figural dolly sitting on a pole (usually dressed-up as a maid or aunt) hoping to dislodge the largest twig or object placed in inserts (holes) in the facial area to win the game / prize. English c. 1870.

NOTE:  This object is being sold together with an "Aunt Sally" mug (item #:CP-1227).

Size: 57" H

 

Painted tôleware tea caddy with faux marble decoration. English c. 1770.

Size: 4 3/4" H x 4 1/2" L x 3" D

 
   

Painted tin hanging comb tray with gadrooned edges and original paint. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 7 3/4" H x 7" W

   

PO-0116

Carved & painted Norwegan ceremonial ale bowl written translation on bottom  ~ Welcome friends to my house, Now we'll drink merrily. c. 1860.

Size: 4 1/2" H x 9 1/8" D

 
   

Carved & painted Norwegian ceremonial ale bowl written translation on bottom ~ Let this cup be passed 'round, and when emp I'd filled again. c. 1860.

Size: 4 3/4" H x 8 1/4" D

 
   

 

 

© Leatherwood Antiques,  Post Office Box 1676,  Sandwich, MA 02563 ~  508-420-1433