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Carved Limestone Memorial;  This is a wonderful early dimensional carved stone memorial of weeping trees that flank a central urn.  It has a fine weathered surface from years of exposure to the elem..
Offered by: Sheridan Loyd American Antiques
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Pub Dart Signs;  Pub Dart Signs   This pair of graphic painted dart signs are hand painted with gold lettering on a red ground. They are hinged and originally swung out from the wall to e..
Offered by: Sheridan Loyd American Antiques
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EAGLE CARVING-signed KETZLER;  Carved by Walter Ketzler, 1893 - 1986.  All original, good patina. There are four works by Ketzler in the curent "Belalmy" exhibit at the Portsmouth, NH.  Discovery ..
Offered by: George Spiecker / Fine Americana
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Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea;  This exhibition catalogue written by Robert L. Welsch of Dartmouth College, Virginia Lee-Webb of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Sebastian Haraha of the National Museum an..
Offered by: Russack & Loto Books, LLC
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Late 19th Century Flat Bottom Toy Noah’s Ark with 37 Animals. German Circa 1890;  Offered for sale is a very traditional Folk Art item; a handcrafted Noah’s Ark toy with 37 hand-painted and hand-carved animals. The flat bottom ark indicates that it wa..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Mechanical Bank “Chief Big Moon”. American. Circa 1899;  “Chief Big Moon” cast iron mechanical bank is one of the few western theme banks in the mechanical bank collecting field. It was manufactured in 1899 by the J. &am..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Magic “Trick Cup and Saucer”. Circa 1890’s. American;  I purchased from an estate a few “magic” items that had been wrapped up since the 1940’s and were shipped from New York City; home to many famous magicians s..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Late 19th Century Flat Bottom Toy Noah’s Ark with 20 Animals. German;  Offered for sale is a very traditional folk art item; a hand crafted Noah’s Ark toy with 20 hand painted and hand carved wooden animals. The flat bottom ark indicates th..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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"Dewey Boy" Sailor Whirligig, Nantucket, circa 1890s;  American 19th century folk art whirligig is hand carved and painted, probably pine, in excellent original paint, which is obvious by noticeable period crazing. Sailor boy (lac..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Lehman “Tut-Tut” Clockwork Car with Driver. German. Patented 1903;  All original condition, this popular tin plate child’s toy from the early 1900’s, when wound up will move forward across the floor in erratic fashion, going back a..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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"Brookfield Rye" Tin Advertising Sign, American, circa 1901;  Beautiful semi-nude woman with translucent negligee, holding a bottle of “Brookfield Rye” whiskey is the focal point of this chromolithographic tin advertising sig..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Lehman Auto “Ito” Sedan. Germany, Circa 1913;  This hand painted German tin toy was manufactured by the “Lehman Toy Company” in Brandenburg, Germany beginning in 1913. It was made for a number of years after th..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Mechanical Bank "Eagle and Eaglets" Circa 1883;  Americana as depicted by the American eagle makes this a cross collectible item for both bank collectors and those who collect period Americana. Manufactured in 1883 by the J...
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Doorstop "Golfer" by Hubley, circa 1920;  This doorstop, also known as "Overhead Swinging Golfer," is more difficult to find than it's "Putting Golfer" counterpart doorstop; which is also made by Hubley. Manufactured ..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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American Puzzle Blocks C.1885;  Early German late 19th century puzzle blocks, consisting of six different puzzles, with six different scenes, conforming to six different pictures (see images). The cover repr..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Brass Saloon Cigar Lighter of a "Punch" Figure. Circa 1880's;  This is a "Punch" figure brass cigar lighter of American manufacture,  circa 1880's, that would have been found in American saloons in the late 19th century.  Note t..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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American Leather Fire Bucket C. 1824;  American leather fire bucket "S. Billings No. 1"  Dated "1824". Could be Billings, Montana. All original condition including rope on top (one side unattached). Hand stitc..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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American Wood Barber Pole C.1900-1910;  Early American hand painted in red, white, and blue, wood barber pole.
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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19th Century Victorian Fancy Baby Carriage, circa 1878;  This was the deluxe model and the Cadillac of baby carriages for the Victorian period 1850-1900. Products from the Haskell Company are very rare and held in high esteem becaus..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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"Eiffel Tower" Cast Iron Still Bank, Rare Variation, circa 1890;  This is the very rare (taller) version of "Eiffel Tower" Still Bank; listed on page 112 in Andy Moore's "The Penny Bank Book" as an "F" rated bank, which is the rarest connota..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Antique Toy Two Car Garage with Autos by Lehman, Germany. Circa 1927;  Desirable three piece set consisting of a two car garage, a green sedan, and a yellow racing car; manufactured by leading toy maker from Brandenburg, Germany “Lehman Com..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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German "Song Bird in Cage" Toy. Circa 1920;  Diminutive in stature (almost has the feel of a penny toy), this German tin wind up toy operates by turning the attached key on the side and listening to the bird sing (have t..
Offered by: Clive Devenish Antiques
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Sticks;  These are wonderful!  You could display them in any configuration. Each section has seven painted rods atop eight painted rods. Nailed together with a tin plate on the ba..
Offered by: Lisa S. McAllister
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Memorial watercolor on Paper;  charming naive memorial done by Dolly Gibson age 11 in memory of her baby brother, Ever Gibson, age 1 year 1 month. A small blue bird holds a twig in its mouth. 2 larger trees..
Offered by: Scott Bassoff, Sandy Jacobs Antiques
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Amish and Mennonite cloth toys;  In response to buyers, I've listed these toys. White horse, 7 1/4 high by 8+ inches long.  Lots of details such as leather "hooves".  Excellent condition.   Men..
Offered by: Lisa S. McAllister
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China Trade Reverse Painting;  China trade reverse painting on glass. Original frame. Painting of a young woman opening a bird cage with bird inside. Frame has edge loss in sight line.  Painting has ve..
Offered by: Scott Bassoff, Sandy Jacobs Antiques
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Painting of Woman ;  Folky portrait oil on board of woman with upswept hair style. She is wearing a black dress with lace trim and a long necklace ending in cross. A small pin is on neckline of dr..
Offered by: Scott Bassoff, Sandy Jacobs Antiques
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Pair,carved duck heads;  Large heads, each is ten inches long.  Pine but heavy.  Painted, with wax under the paint at the bases.  Copper tack eyes.  Charcoal gray, white accents, m..
Offered by: Lisa S. McAllister
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Parcheesi board, Pennsylvania;  This is a very subtle gameboard, not a fire engine but it has class.  Dry mustard yellow paint on the wood, no background color. Some black painted touches.  Small d..
Offered by: Lisa S. McAllister
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A TREMENDOUS CHILD'S WHEELBARROW FROM MAINE, CA 1840-1870:;  Ex scudder smith. Great iron work and excellent paint-decorated surface.
Offered by: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
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RARE CAST IRON BUILDING FENDERS/ CARRIAGE GUIDES IN THE FORM OF HORSE HOOVES, ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM ADAMS, PHILADELPHIA, CA 1870-90;  Pair of cast iron fenders / carriage guides, used to steer carriages away from the corners of buildings. A highly unusual form, in the shape of horse hooves and forelegs, with..
Offered by: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
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PLAQUE WITH A PORTRAIT BUST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, NEW YORK TERRACOTTA CO., 1887, MADE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 1889 INAUGURATION;  Oval terracotta plaque with a side-facing portrait of George Washington, made by the New York Architectural Terracotta Company, signed and dated “1887.” This was j..
Offered by: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
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AMERICAN CHECKER BOARD WITH GREAT POLYCHROME PAINTED SURFACE IN BRILLIANT LIPSTICK RED AND BLACK, CA 1870-1880;  19th century American checkers & chess game board, polychrome-painted in a brilliant shade of lipstick red and black, with excellent, original surface. Made ca 1870-1880 f..
Offered by: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
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PAINTED CHECKERBOARD WITH MASONIC DECORATION, CA 1830-50;  Dating to the second quarter of the 19th century, this painted American game board is made from a single plank of poplar measuring just over 21" wide. In addition to its white..
Offered by: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
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MASTERPIECE QUALITY COMBINATION FOX & GEESE AND MILL GAME BOARD, IN ORIGINAL AND UNTOUCHED RED, OCHRE WHITE AND BLUE PAINT, WITH PINWHEEL QUILT PATTERN DESIGN IN THE CENTER AND A WINDING VINE BORDER, CA 1820-1845, WITH CHECKERS ON THE REVERSE, FRESH-TO-TH;  Hands-down, the best of the Fox & Geese game board that I have ever encountered, with an incorporated Mill game, in untouched red, ochre white, and blue paint. The dry, un..
Offered by: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
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Eagle carving, walnut;  Magnificent carving of a spread-winged eagle.  Found in Southern Maryland.  Walnut.  The carving is exquisite!  No cracks.  
Offered by: Lisa S. McAllister
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Painted Sign;  Brightly painted sign on masonite, which slides out of the wooden frame.  Yellow with brown and orange shading.  The wooden frame is painted brown and there are eye ..
Offered by: Lisa S. McAllister
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GRENFELL MISSION "NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR MAP";  This map is so unusual because of the inclusion of Labrador & Newfoundland spelled out and the wonderful colors. Hand-hooked from silk stockings by Grenfell Labrador Indus..
Offered by: A Bird in Hand Antiques
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Surrealistic Pair of Paint Decorated Handled Chestnut Bottles;  Wonderful "one-of-a-kind" Wind in the Willows/Alice In Wonderland type decoration on these New Jersey made chestnut bottles.  Bottles date C. 1865, the decoration was app..
Offered by: Jeff & Holly Noordsy
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ANGRY HORSE SCULPTURE;  Signed "A Gercher"   This finely carved Pine horse sculpture was found in a home in Pennsylvania. The position of the ears and facial expression suggest his mood. Circa: ..
Offered by: A Bird in Hand Antiques
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SPRINGER DOG BOOKENDS;    Bookends in the form of cast metal paint decorated Springer Spaniels mounted on marble "books" Circa 1930's      9676OHH
Offered by: A Bird in Hand Antiques
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"Trick Dog" Mechanical Bank;  Manufactured by Hubley Manufacturjing Co, (1894 - 1978) Lancaster, Pennsylvania This cast iron bank retains it's original paint, bank cover and key. It is stamped "made in USA..
Offered by: A Bird in Hand Antiques
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Rams Head;    Exquisite all wood carved rams head. Retains it's original polychrome paint.
Offered by: A Bird in Hand Antiques
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Folk Art Box;  This creative folkart box is decorated with hand carved wood figures retaining their original polychrome paint. The horse is an image of the famous "blackhawk" weathervane. Th..
Offered by: A Bird in Hand Antiques
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Zedekiah Belknap Portait of a Young Girl, C. 1835;  Found in Northern Vermont and likely painted there, this "better Belknap" depicts a pleasant young woman adorned with a pearl cross.  The painting is presnted as found wi..
Offered by: Jeff & Holly Noordsy
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Thomas Ware's Portrait of Leora Skinner, C. 1823.;  One of Ware's better works, capturing a lovely 27 year old Rochester, VT woman named Leora Skinner.  Ex. Walter Backofen Collection, included in the Thomas Ware checklist..
Offered by: Jeff & Holly Noordsy
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EARLY ARROW WEATHERVANE;   ARROW WEATHERVANE. All copper and iron shaft. Original good surface, with no restorationS.    
Offered by: George Spiecker / Fine Americana
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Penny Pitch Game Board (Maine);  Penny Pitch Game Board (Maine)Oil on canvas mounted on wood    A large graphic gameboard which precedes the modern artistic interest in numbers and multiples.
Offered by: Garvey Rita Art & Antiques
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Willie Tomlinson (American 20th Century);  Watermelon Fresh Vine Ripe sign Paint on plywood   Wille Tomlinson operated a produce stand in Pensacola, Florida from the 1930's until his death in the 1970's. He was kn..
Offered by: Garvey Rita Art & Antiques
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Carved And Painted Lighting Taper Box;  This taper box retains the original red painted surface. The box dates from around 1800 and its elaborate decoration includes a whaling scene, hearts, and pinwheels. This box ..
Offered by: Steven F. Still Antiques
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Painted Pine LAND AGENCY Sign;  The sign is double sided and retains the original painted surface. The sign dates from the second half of the 19th century. W: 9.5", H: 54".
Offered by: Steven F. Still Antiques
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Jewell Leaping Horse Copper Weathervane ;    Fine copper weathervane attributed to A. L. Jewell (Active 1852-1867) from Waltham, Massachusetts. The weathervane retains an old salmon paint over the original gilt. ..
Offered by: Steven F. Still Antiques
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Rainbow Crazy Quilt;  The quilt was made in 1893 by Isabel Yerdan, of Redfield NY, at age thirteen. The quilt incorporates the unique use of three dimensional bisque dolls and a cloth doll as appli..
Offered by: Steven F. Still Antiques
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Carved Policeman Broadway Stage Prop;  This wonderful carved and painted piece of American folk art  was used as a stage prop around 1920. The policeman is carved from white pine and the paint is completely&nb..
Offered by: Steven F. Still Antiques
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Paint Decorated Sewing Caddy;  This sewing caddy retains the original red and yellow paint decoration. Found in Pennsylvania, this sewing caddy is in excellent, original condition. The measurements are 11 i..
Offered by: Steven F. Still Antiques
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Decorative Pressed Brass Eagle ;  This eagle is made of pressed brass with the original gilt surface and tin. This type of eagle was used as decoration in veterans' halls and armories in the last quarter of th..
Offered by: Steven F. Still Antiques
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Book Form Box;  This unusual box is made of walnut and painted pine and retains the original finish. The box has a concealed lock mechanism.  To access the lock, you move ..
Offered by: Steven F. Still Antiques
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Chicago Zouaves;  John Bernt Graff (b. 1839)Utica, NYDated 1861Oil on panel, period but not original frame29.25” x 26” The three Zouave soldiers in this painting were taken fro..
Offered by: Kelly Kinzle
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Bird Tree;  Harvey Kinsey (1878-1964)Circa 1920sLancaster Co PAH: 48”Iconic piece of folk art illustrated in Just For Nice (Machmer, p. 36).Kinsey worked as a carpenter and then as ..
Offered by: Kelly Kinzle
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Pair of Fire Buckets Belonging to Reuben Dow;  Original paint decoration. Rare Nantucket objects. 
Offered by: Kelly Kinzle
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Carved Sandstone Mantel;  Cochran family homestead, Oak Dale FarmCadiz, Ohio    Signed and dated by the stone carver, William V. S. Roberts (1780-1859) of Short Creek Township, Harrison Count..
Offered by: Kelly Kinzle
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Cigar Store Indian ;  Thomas V. Brooks (1828-1895) was a leading American wood carver; he was well known for carving ships and shop figures, particularly his Indian statutes featuring V-shaped head..
Offered by: Kelly Kinzle
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Inscribed Angel Gabriel Weathervane ;  Inscribed: 1.THESS 4: 16 :17Pine, copper, iron, traces of paint and gold leaf.   This carved wooden weathervane features Gabriel blowing his trumpet and directing the fai..
Offered by: Kelly Kinzle
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SAILBOAT WEATHERVANE;  American Weathervane, Iron, of a Sloop, with"skipper" driving.  Note: Starboard or Port, depending on wind . Perfect proportions, and wonderful weathered / pitted patina,..
Offered by: George Spiecker / Fine Americana
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Wood Cow Weathervane;  Circa 1900 double sided wood cow weathervane, with cast iron vertical bracing on both sides, all in original and untouched black, white and green paint, New Jersey origin
Offered by: American Garage
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Jacob Cob Tramp Art Comb Case;  Circa 1900 exceptional and large scale tramp art masterpiece hanging comb case, heavily layered with applied carving, all in original and exceptional surface and condition, ma..
Offered by: American Garage
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Hair Restorative Sign;  Late 19th century 'Hair Restorative' single sided wood sign in an unusual tombstone shape, two board construction with a chamfered edge surround, original paint, surface and c..
Offered by: American Garage
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Civil War Chip Carved Box;  A Civil War chip carved folk art box in the form of a building with photograph, interior mirror, name plate, carving and paint decoration. American, dated 1863. Civil war icon..
Offered by: Nathan Liverant and Son
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1/2 Model Tugboat;  Folk Art half hull of a Tug Boat inscribed on the reverse as constructed at the Crescent Shipyard, Elizabethport, New Jersey, 1880 - 1895. In good condition, retaining an undi..
Offered by: Nathan Liverant and Son
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Pair of Blue Bill decoys mounted as bookends signed by Dr. Lewis Webb Hill;  Pair of Blue Bill decoys mounted as bookends on weighted painted wooden bases made by Dr. Lewis Webb Hill (1889-19680. Signed "Hill" on the back right corner of one base. See ..
Offered by: Langenbach's Fine Arts & Antiques
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John Phelan Trade Sign;  This fabulous sign probably advertised the business of John Phelan, a prosperous businessman in New York City in the latter part of the 19th century.  He immigrated from ..
Offered by: John Chaski Antiques
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Conrad Woerner Trade Sign;  Conrad Woerner made a good shoe, but he probably wasn't nearly as talented as the sign-painter he hired.  A classic piece of American Folk Art in totally undisturbed orig..
Offered by: John Chaski Antiques
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Mallard Duck Decoy;  Quack quack quack quack quack.  That's duck for "check out my incredible original paint".  He didn't say so, but if you were here you'd be able to tell just from the..
Offered by: John Chaski Antiques
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Sampler;  A Pennsylvania ABC sampler with bright colors and signed by Jane Fornhill. It depicts two dogs, a .bird and a flower tree.
Offered by: Axtell Antiques
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Heart in Hand;  Hand embroidered silk on silk fabric.
Offered by: Axtell Antiques
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Scherenschnitte;  A hand made heart scissor cut and interwoven. Made from hand made colored paper.
Offered by: Axtell Antiques
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Butter Paddle;  A butter paddle with a lollipop double sided butter stamp. Hand carved from cherry. It is unusual to find a lollipop stamp handle on a butter paddle making this a very unique ..
Offered by: Axtell Antiques
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Butter Stamp;  A small primitive butter stamp carved from walnut with a fixed handle. It features the image of a tulip.
Offered by: Axtell Antiques
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Cat Sculpture;  A life size folk sculpture of a black cat with a bow tie around the neck and a curved tail around the back.
Offered by: Axtell Antiques
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Young America: A Folk-Art History;  Young America: A Folk-Art History by Jean Lipman, Robert Bishop and Elizabeth V. Warren. Oversize hardcover with dust jacket. Fine condition. 198pp. Into essays define folk ar..
Offered by: Russack & Loto Books, LLC
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