Folk Art
Painted Objects

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   AO-0152 Folksy painted Pediment. American, Mid-19th Century.

Size: 9" H x 33 5/16" L x 3 3/4" D

  AO-0168Early bold carved flower basket. c. 1820.

Size: 14" H x 10" W

  AS-0137Rare nautical sign ~ Ralph Lucas, Nautical Optician. American, Mid-late 19th Century.

Size: 10 3/4" H x 23 1/4" L

Shop sign with carved raised letters on raised green gravel surface. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 17 3/4" H x 37 1/2" L x 2 1/4" D

    AS-0151Naive painted wooden panel birth sign ~ John Shaw / Born in Year 1812.

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


Carved & painted Tyrolean figure of Jesus Christ. Italian c. 1750

Size: 19 1/2" H


Folksy symbol of St. Dominican Church. Carved and painted dog with a candle in its mouth. "Before his mother conceived him, she saw in a vision that she would bear in her womb a dog who, with a burning torch in his mouth and leaping from her womb, seemed to set the whole earth on fire. This was to signify that her child would be an eminent preacher who, by "barking" sacred knowledge, would rouse to vigilance souls drowsy with sin, as well as scatter throughout the world the fire which the Lord Jesus Christ came to cast upon the earth." Excerpt from The Libellus

This dream proved to be an effective foreshadowing of the unique mission to which God commanded. St. Dominic was called to "Spread the Light of Christ and Set the World Ablaz".

Tyrolean, Early 19th Century.

Size: 4 1/2" H x 8" L  (on s later base)


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


Whimsical "Grotesque" carved heads; set of eight. English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 12" H to 13" H


American forged wrought iron heart-shaped trivet. Late 19th Century.

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

    CO-0640Wrought-iron heart shaped footed trivet. American, Late 19th Century.

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

  CO-0692 An early carved Stay Busk initialed MM and a heart motif. English c. 1794.

Size: 13" H

 CO-0724Large early snuff box carved as a frog with a human face. English c. 1830.

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

 CO-0722Carved 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-0727Wooden toddy / love spoon inscribed with Rev. W. P. BroomTree. Welsh c. 1840.

Size: 12 1/2" L

 American leather fire bucket with original leather handle marked "A. Ward S.F.S. No. 1 1840". Dated.

Size: 13' H

 CO-0774An apprentice three-tier stacked turned wood boxes with miniature Lords Prayer underneath top lid. English c. 1899.

Size: 3" H

 CO-0776Rare 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-0780Carved wooden panel with folksy center floral basket.  French c. 1870.

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

 CO-0800Unusual painted cast iron stag head with glass eyes. 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-0805Magnificent "moose head" old copper-clad plaque. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 11 3/4" H x 11 1/3" W.

  FA-0019Sweet small child's basket, partially painted in old Georgina  blue color.  English, Late 19th Century.

Size:  7" H

    FA-0120 Tudor period carved panel. English c. 1540.

Size: 13" H x 21" L

   FA-0135Carved and painted folksy owl with glass eyes. American, Early 1900's.

Size:  8" H x 3 1/4" D



Painted dummy horse used as a manikin in a tack shop. English c. 1890.

Size:  39" H x 48" L



Folk Art carved & painted eagle & ball attributed to Frank Jeck master carver that worked on Bryn Athen Cathedral in Pennsylvania. c. 1910.

Size:  5" H x 5 3/4" L x 2 3/4" D



Pair of carved Liberty angels with traces of paint / gild & nice surface.  American, Late 19th Century

Size: 7" H x 16" L

 FA-0161Folksy basket with heart motifs along with traces of old paint. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 19" H x 27" L x 15" W


Painted sweet log cabin trinket / jewelry box with inside mirror. American, 19th Century.

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

 FA-0165Nice and heavy cutlery tray with a pierced heart handle. American, 19th Century.

Size: 5" H x 13" L x 7 3/4" D

  FA-0177Charming painted "botanical" paneled hinged box on legs. English c. 1860.

Size: 8 1/2" H x 18 1/2" L x 13" D

  FA-0180Carved Arts & Crafts Swedish mangle board with horse handle.  Swedish c. 1900.

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

  FA-0182Unusually carved reliquary.  English c. 1780.

Size:  6" H

Colorful whimsical birdcage shaped as a red-roof house in wood & iron with original paint. French c. 1860.

Size: 30" H x 21 1/2" L x 12" D

  FA-0195Fanciful 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-0198Carved & painted wooden bell shop sign.  American, Late 19th Century.

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

 FA-0220Charming Scandinavian bird tree carved & painted on a later base c. 1910.

Size: 13" H

   FA-0227Pair of carved & painted pineapple finials. American c. 1850.

Size: 10" H (each)

 FA-0230Two 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-0233American Tramp Art whimsy / trinket box. c. 1900.

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

 Carved with nice details town hall house / church with clock, shingles & chimneys. Was used as a bank. English c. 1890.

Size: 10" H x 9" W x 6 1/2" D

 Shoe fetishes were always with us ~ here is a naive yet wonderfully executed polychrome carving of "fitting a shoe". Notice the two men peeping & the checkered floor. Superb example of British Folk Art carved polychrome "Shoe Shop Scene" framed wall hanging. c. 1870.

Size: 18" H x 14 3/4" W

 FA-0251This 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-0259Whimsy 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-0268Carved wooden dancing man ( jigger ) with "screw-in" handle. Late 19th Century.

Size: 13" H

 FA-0275Rustic "cobbler 's last" (Shoe Maker work stand) with wrought-iron shoe form and twig base. English, Mid-19th Century.

Size: 26" H

  FA-0276A nice design on this Native American Pima basket. This attractive basket has a slightly flared cylindrical form with a repeated cross design. The Pima wove baskets out of split and sized willow shoots and split devils claw seedpod. They wove on a grass bundle foundation which yielded a flatter coil and a slightly flexible basket.  Early 1900's.

Size: 6 1/2" H x 10 1/2" D

 FA-0280Nice brown stain on this American melon form basket. Early 1900's.

Size: 15" H x 15" D

  FA-0281Two rare miniature axes with great surface and paint. Probably ceremonial for Odd Fellows or Masons. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 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-0287Indian 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-0294Stylish 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-0295Carved & painted folksy 3-bird sculpture on a burl base. Dated 1912. Swedish.

Size: 11" H

 FA-0296Naive & charming carving of a Swedish hiker. c. 1900's.

Size: 11" H

 FA-0298Naive whimsical carving of a fancy couple & their dog in a horse drawn carriage with coachman. Swedish c. 1920.

Size:  10" H x 18" L x 6 3/4" D

 FA-0297Carved & 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-0300Whimsical 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-0303Pair of carved & painted Bavarian Angel Candlesticks. c 1850.

Size: 7" H

 FA-0311Carved & painted great Blue Heron ~ signed Jerome Howes. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 10 1/2" H

 FA-0312Carved and painted quail on base sculpture. Signed underneath by contemporary artist J. W. Stevens, Windham, Maine. American, Mid-century.

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

 FA-0315Carved & painted vintage shorebird on natural base; signed Stevens underneath. American, Mid-Century.

Size:  4 3/4"H x 8" L

 FA-0331Great 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-0339Carved and painted head possibly santos. Continental c. 1900.

Size: 10 3/4" H

  FA-0347A 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-0348Scandinavian mangle board with horse and Masonic symbols. Dated 1833.

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

 FA-0350Carved & painted folky horse & foal on base. American. Early 1900's.

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

 FA-0351Carved & 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

 FA-0357Carved & 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-0360Carved & painted small Indian whirligig with paddles sitting inside a canoe. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 13 1/4" H x 12" L

 Painted hanging wooden wall box. "PSH" carved into front. Lid attached with primitive tin hinges lifts open to reveal three interior compartments. Late 19th Century.

Size: 8 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W x 5 1/2" D

  Geometrically pleasing country compote with "Rick Rack Trim". American, Early 1900's.

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

 FA-0369Carved & painted American pipit on base with nest. American, 20th Century.

Size: Bird ~ 2 1/2" H x 3 1/2" L
         Base ~ 6" L x 3 1/2" W
         Height Overall: 3 3/4" H

 FA-0370Carved & painted American pipit on base. American, 20th Century.

Size: Bird ~ 2 1/4" H x 3 1/2" L
         Base ~ 7 1/2" L x 3" W
         Height Overall: 3 1/2" H

  FA-0373Martha Cahoon painted rectangular box. American, Mid-Century.

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

  FA-0374Unusual naive carved & painted Whirligig with metal arms / hands propellers.

Size: 8" H

  FA-0380Charming 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-0381Carved 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

  Carved 8-headed horse sculpture standing a 3-horse shoe base with front facing 2-horse heart. American, Mid-Century.

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

 FA-0383Carved wooden mannequin hat stand / head; probably millinery head.  German c. 1900.

Size: 10" H

 FA-0387Carved & painted wooden puppet head depicting a soldier with helmet. English, Early 1900's.

Size: 9" H

 FA-0389Carved & painted mangle board with a horse handle dated 1831 with initials A M D V B. Scandinavian, Dated

Size: 26" L

 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-0394Carved & painted articulated female doll jigger on later stand. English c. 1860.
Size: 13" H
 FA-0395Naive & 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-0396Carved large "key with a heart or key to your heart".  This is large love token with initials M E R and dated 1806. English.

Size: 9 3/4" L

   FA-0400Carved & painted key trade sign. American, Mid-Century.

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

 FA-0402Folksy naïve carved open-winged eagle on a base; signed J Thor. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 28 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W x 7 1/2" D

 FA-0404Carved & painted cute penguin. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 6 1/2 H

 FA-0403Carved & painted "bambi" fawn with an innocent & happy expression. American, Mid- Century. S

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

 FA-0407Painted articulated wooden toy pig. American, Mid-Century.

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

 FA-0409Folksy carved & painted piglet on base. American, Mid-Century.

Size: (pig) 3 1/4" H x 6" L (base) 7 1/2" L x 4 1/2" D

 FA-0411Unusual 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-0412Sweet folksy carved owl plaque recessed in arched hole.
American, Mid-Century.

Size: 17 1/4" H x 13 1/2" W

 FA-0414Wood & Papier-Mâché painted folksy calf's head. American c.1910. 

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

  FA-0416Folksy natural root painted snake cane.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 66
1/2" L x 4"

   FA-0426Painted natural root fashioned into striking snake.

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

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

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

 FA-0434Carved & painted duck. Signed underneath ~ H Gibbs 1965 (Harold Gibbs, American 1886-1970, Rhode Island). Dated.

Size: 2 1/2"H

 FA-0436Large heart shaped box with an embedded star and variegated wood sides. American c. 1900.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 5 1/8" D x 6 1/8" D

 FA-0439Inscribed 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-0442Wonderful 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-0444Folksy heart shaped box with sweet engraved tree. American c. 1900.

Size: 3 5/16" H x 2" D x 3" W

 FA-0448Two 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

 FA-0450Usual carved & painted whimsy bird with tin wings. American.

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

  FA-0453Friesian 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-0455Painted 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-0456Carved & painted two birds perched on tree branches. German, 1900-20's.

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

 FA-0462Nice Norwegian painted rosemaling bend box. Scandinavian c. 1880.

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

 FA-0461Superb painted dome shaped box with a painted salmon on top & fishing lures. American, Early 19th Century.

Size: 5 5/8" H x 6 5/8" W x 14 3/8" L

  FO-0026Rustic child's chair "For Baby" carved into the seat. English c. 1870.

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

 FO-0309Miniature painted sideboard with two doors and a shapely apron. English c. 1860.

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

 FO-0319Miniature or dollhouse carved & painted hutch. c. 1900.

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

 FO-0334Wonderfully carved & painted (probably Pennsylvania) spice chest with tin drawers. American.

Size: 12 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W x 3" D

  FO-0338Geometric Layered Tramp Art Mirror. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 16" H x 18" W


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

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


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

 GT-0110Schoenhut Humpty-Dumpy Circus animals. German, Early 1900's

Size:  Elephants ~ 6" H x 8" L
          Giraffe ~ 11" H x 6" L


Early Roulette dial.  The board is carved & painted and the pointer arm is wrought iron. English, Mid-19th Century


Size: 11 1/4" H x 11 1/4" L

  GT-0215Small carved folksy horse.  German c. 1900.

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

 GT-0222Charming 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


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

Size: 13" H


Bone Domino Game lodged inside an exquisitely carved Dutch shoe form also inlaid with hearts and star.  English, Mid-19th Century.

Size: 2 5/16" H x 10 1/2" L x 2 3/16" D


Ship half-hull wall pocket. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 5" H x 9" L x 3" D


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


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

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

  PO-0033Miniature Erzgebirge painted wooden wedding scene party. German, Late 19th Century.

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

 PO-0098Oversize majestic goose / duck decoy that show's age beautifully with great surface, dings & age related shrinkage & sweet face. English,  Late 19th Century.

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

 PO-0095Painted 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

 PO-0105Painted 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

 PO-0109Rare child's carousel figure carved & painted as a fish with a human mask on top. Spanish or French c. 1920"s

Size: 15" H x 36" L x 7" D

 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-0116Carved & painted Norwegian 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

  PR-0117Whimsical watercolor of three playing card people. Sign by Albert Turner and dated 1880 and titled "A Reel of Three". Newly framed.  English.

Size:  8" H x 8" W

 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


Watercolor of Orbell Oakes signed by Wybrants Artist dated 1853. Note card on back reads: Orbell Willoughby Oaks Son of Captain Orbell Oaks RN. Born 1836. Father of Alma Caroline May Wroughton. English.

Size: 13 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W

 PR-0188Primitive yet very strong oil painting on canvas of a child with a lamb / goat. English, Mid-19th Century.

Size: 19" H x 15 3/4" W

 PR-0192Early framed superb Valentine that includes watercolor and cut paper art. English c. 1820.

Size:  18 1/4" H x 17 7/16" W

   PR-0196Fine watercolor family portrait.  English c. 1840.

Size: 22" H X 18 1/4" W

  PR-0207W. H. Brown 1849 Silhouette of Joseph Reed Ingersoll holding a document. Dated. American.

Joseph Reed Ingersoll was a statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In 1835 he represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. House.

Size: 10 1/2" H x 8" W

   PR-0222Lively watercolor of children with their toys. English c. 1852.

Size: 15" H x 21 3/4" W

 PR-0223Early interesting photograph of a small person (dwarf). Dated on back Dec 12th 1874. English.

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

   PR-0229Strong colored fruit watercolor on paper. English c. 1850.

Size: 9 1/2" H x 11 3/4" W

 PR-0230Regency watercolor cut-out with gold painted highlights of a horse drawn open carriage Dated October 1820. Signed on back W. E. Clarke O'Connor / M. E. O'Connor.  English.

Size: 13 1/2" H x 32" L

 Early portrait miniature watercolor set in a etched bone lid. c. 1800.

Size: 5 1/4" H

  Sweet watercolor of a girl and her kitty. English c. 1830.

Size: 10 1/2" H x 9" W

 Large naive Swedish folk art "kurbits" ink & watercolor on paper with unusual with a horse riding soldier, houses as well as large stylized flowers. c. 1850-80.

Size: 27 1/2" H x 24" W

   PR-0240Wonderful long watercolor "Kurbits". Kurbits were done in Swedish Folklore with a glorified cucumber plant and bright colors.  This 19th Century Kurbit painting is newly framed with modern red.

Size: 27 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W

PR-0275Rare & whimsical folksy picture of a woman in a blue bonnet has missing knees. Place two fingers into the holes to act as visual knees / legs inside a wash bucket. English c. 1820.

Size: 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W




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