Folk Art
Painted Objects

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Carved & gilded sunflower fine architectural fragment. American, 19th Century.

Size: 14" H x 6 1/2" W


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

Size: 13" H



Early wrought iron trivet "love token" with key holes and heart. The key holes symbolize "the key to your heart".

Size: 2 1/2" H x 5 1/2" L x 3 1/2" W



Unusual carved ball with gilded carved strips in geomatrical weave pattern. c. 1910.

Size: 3" D


Green and white painted canvas, wire and wood hand-held stop sign. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 24" H x 18 1/4" D



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

Size: 12 1/2" L



Rare knitting sheath never used as a knitting sheath just symbolic domestic love token. Carved in a curve with multiple nesting hearts. One side with "Think of Me" & the initials M. P. English c. 1780.

Size: 6 3/4" L



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

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



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

Size: 12" H x 33" L



Round brass bound barrel serving tray with top & bottom brass bands. Scottish, Mid-19th Century.

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



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



An unusual mystical carved reliquary with two kings holding wreath swag within their mouth and a face its tongue sticking out. Probably 18th c. Flemish..

Size:  6" H



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

Size: 13" H



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



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)



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

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



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

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



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



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".


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

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


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



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

Size: 13" H



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



Unusual rack with top gallery adorned & decorated with a turret on each side - symbolic eyes - star in the middle and other carved decorations and the hooks carved as duck heads. American c. 1900.

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



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

Size: 2 1/2"H



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


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



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

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



Nice painted Rosemaling bend box. Scandinavian c. 1880.

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



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

Size: 7" H


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

Size: 8 1/4" 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



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

Size: 7" H x 6" D


Carved & painted rosemaling piggy bank. Scandinavian, Early 1900's.

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


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

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


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 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



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

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



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

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



Carved mahogany Bust of a Man. American.

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



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


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

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


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)


Green painted pantry bent box with 8-pointed star decoration. American, 19th Century

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



Folky Vermont naïve Deer Sculpture. Early 1900's.

Size: 17 1/2" H x 13" L x 5 1/2" D



Unusual Norwegian rosemaling decorated octagonal small tray. Early 1900's.

Size: 1" H x 16" W x 5" D



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

Size: 10" H



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

Size: 7" H



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

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


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


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


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


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

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



Folky yet skillfully carved classical head with ribbon in detailed carved hair. Signed "Navarro 95" on base.

Size: 12" H


"Mallards in Flight", carved & painted mounted on board. American c. 1930.

Siz: 8" H x 14" W



Peaceful winter scene painted on the interior of this wooden shovel. Early 1900's.

Size: 38 1/2" L



Odd Fellow Ax ~ one side painted with Emanuel and other side with 3-link chain & all-seeing eye. American, 19th Century.

Size: 10 3/4" H x 29" L



Small red painted wooden hatchet from an Odd Fellows Lodge. American, 19th Century.

Size: 14" L x 6" W



Large shop sign in the form of a hourglass ~ painted & carved wood with tin / zinc insert to portray the glass (3-. dimensional); possibly from a Masonic or Odd Fellow Fraternal regalia.

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



Two carved & painted hunting dogs.

Sizes: Standing dog ~ 2" H x 2" L, Running dog ~ 1 1/2" H x 5" L



Carved & painted folksy eagle relief with great surface. American, 19th Century.

Size: 9 1/2" H x 20" L


Great painting on this canvas stuffed cat. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 14 1/2" H


Child mannequin painted papier-mâché & cast iron boots with original label Wm. Strauss, Sole Manufacturer, Philadelphia. Some scuffs, wear & repair. Amnerican c.1930.

Size: 43" H



Fine wicker works on this burgundy painted doll carriage. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 25" H x 31" L



Carved & painted Italian village charactor with backpack sporting an official hat on a later museum stand. c. 1840.

Size: 8" H (man only)


Painted box depicting chess pieces, jewelry, and novelty items. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 6” H x 10 ¾” W x 8” D



Whimsical wall pocket with Tramp Art and applied imaginative carving and original surface

Size: 8" H x 8" W x 3" D



Carved & applied art & white porcelain buttons, folky Tramp Art whimsical wall pocket. American c. 1900.

Size: 9 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 3" D



Swedish wooden love token distaff with original blue painted decoration to both sides, cut-out hearts & loving goblet indicate it was carved as a love token (some damage on the outside combs' teeth). 19th Century.

Size: 23" L x 4 3/4" W



Carved wooden Scandinavian distaff with pinky-red wash star / pinwheel medallion. c. 1900.

Size: 20 1/4" L x 4 3/4" W



Carved & painted Scandinavian pig bank. Early 1900's.

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


Large whimsical / outside art bird house by ELWOOD GRAHAM JAMES; 1890 - 1960. Mingo County, WV. Collage of different found materials. He worked in the 1930's-50's creating. He was a deaf artist. American, Mid-20th Century.

Size: 27" H x 15" W x 6" D


Decorated box with variety of painted decorations, some old re-paint & some original. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 11" H x 18" W x 9" D



Miniature carved & painted two "Gulls in Motion" signed Russ P. Burr, Hingham, MA. American, 20th Century.

Size: 6 1/2" H



Folky portray of patriotic shield with applied decorations on maple plaque. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 12 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W



Superb carved walnut & inlaid wall box made of one-piece; probably to hold wicks or matches with inlaid stars & decoration & chamfered scalloped backboard. American, Late 19th Century.

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



Small box with a drawer & old painted surface. American c. 1870.

Size: 6 1/4" H x 10" W x 10" D


Great paint on this Kingfisher carving. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 7" H


Painted & carved majestic great horned owl model signed by Robert & Virginia Warfield Jaffrey, New Hampshire. American, 20th Century.

Size: 13" H


Tin box of 6 painted tin Black-bellied Plover folding decoys, stenciled “BB” on side & complete with original wooden sticks. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: Length of decoys is 10”. Box measures 3.25” x 12” x 8.75”



Open waterfowl diorama sculpture of a pond with 11 miniature decoys (there is also a dog hidden in the tall grass). By A. C. Gould.. American.

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


Folk Art song bird ~ red bird on dowel attached to half turned wall mount; hand carved and polychrome painted with original over-varnish, and glass bead eyes.

Bird - 3" H x 7 1/4" L, Ppost - 4" L, Jjug - 3" H x 2" W


Carved & painted folky bird (grackle or raven) attached to green painted half baluster vase. Early 1900's.

Size: Bird - 4" H x 9" L, Post - 3 1/2" L, Baluster Vase - 4 3/4" H x 2" W



Folky carved & painted sculpture of birds on burl base. Scandinavian c 1920.

Size: 11" H



Carved & white painted Bellany-type plain eagle. American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 7 1/2" H x 44" L



Miniature primitive old paint on this folky adorable cutlery tray. American, 19th Century.

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



"In Memory Week End Hinsdale" ~ small carved & painted folky figure; sitting, thinking & reflecting. American, Mid-Century.

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


Nicely painted wooden staved pail; probably Scandinavian. Early 1900's.

Size: 6 3/4" H x 7 1/2" D


Folk Art carved & painted stylized cat signed & branded on bottom by Charles Spiron. American, dated 1984.

Size: 7 1/2" H x 20" L x 5 1/4" D



Painted staved whimsical vessel with horsehead handles. Scandinavian, Early 1900's.

Size: 7" H x 6" D



Rosemaling painted Grautambar / Tine Box.  Norwegian, Early 1900’s.

Size:  8" H x 9" D.  


Rare early Scandinavian burl wood drinking (ale / beer) vessel with horse head handles. c. 1820.

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


Painted & carved wonderful "LOVE TOKEN" Spruce Gum Box shaped like a book with "Forget Me Not" on the spine & hearts, central star, and geometric design. American, Dated 1882.

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


Intricate layered Tramp Art picture frame with great scalloped edge design and stars, hearts & whimsies. American C. 1890.

Size: 22" H x 25 3/4" W


FIRE ENGINE YOKE & TREE from horse drawn fire engine. Rare survivor in great condition and with nice old paint on wood with wrought iron. One with DEFIANCE and the other with 1894. Probably American Defiance, OH.

Size: 9" H x 42" L & 8" H x 37" L


Naïve folky sculpture carved & painted fawn. Early 1900's.

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



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

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



Faux Brick and Shingled Roof House-form Wall Cabinet, with towel rack below. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 22" H x 17" W x 8 1/4" D


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



Wall shelf with painted seahorse sides. American, Early 1900's

Size: 30" H x 15" W x 6" D


Diminutive Hanging Wall Cabinet With Carved & painted folksy thistle with 2 hinged compartments. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 10 1/2" H x 7 5/8" W x 3 3/4" D



Small carved folksy horse.  German c. 1900.

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


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



Folky carved with original paint open "ship" diorama with the name Leland painted on the bow. American c. 1900.

Size: 11" H x 18" W x 1" D



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

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


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



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



Small, wonderful metal silhouette with frame of Abraham Lincoln in raised arm speech motion pose. American, Early 1900.

Size: 12" H x 9" W


American School Folk Art framed watercolor on coarse fabric "My Cat Union" depicting a cat laying down on a chair.. Early 1900's.

Size: 23" H x 19" W (framed)


Watercolor of Sailor. On the back it reads, "Dear Father, Mother, Brothers and Sister Weep not for me for I'm living and well and I hope that I shall very soon see you all I wish you to put this in a frame. English c. 1870.

Size: 9" H x 7" W




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