Folk Art

 

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"ILLUSTRATED GROUP OF REBEL PRISONERS/ LETTER & ENVELOPE (Dated September 10, 1864) by W. NEWMAN

"An extraordinary rendering from the Civil War."

"RARE TRAMP ART GAME TABLE (ca. 1900)

 

"One of a kind and very important example of American tramp art."

"ROMANTICIZED NAÏVE AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTING OF A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE WITH NATIVE AMERICANS (ca. 4th quarter 19th century)

"A very interesting large folk art rendering with Native Americans."

AMERICAN FOLK ART EQUESTRIAN CARVING (Early 20th century)

A fantastic piece of Stepplechase sculpture.

TLINGIT "THUNDERBIRD" MODEL TOTEM POLE
by Willie Marks, ca. 1950

A model of the Alert Bay totem pole. Ex collection of Christopher W. Smith.

American Folk Art Weathervane


RARE AMERICAN FOLK ART WEATHERVANE
Dated 1923


Extremely rare to find this form and a piece in this genre that is signed and dated.


RARE AMERICAN FOLK ART ADVERTISING FIGURE
Late 19th or early 20th Century


Countertop advertising figure in the form of a reclining Indian Chief.
 

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Past Sales


 

"AMERICAN FOLK ART FRAME U. S. MARINE CORPS (Dated 1931)

 

"A Very Unusual and Highly Creative American Hand-carved Folk Art Frame."

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"HAND-CARVED TOUCAN by CARL CHRISTIANSEN (American Folk Artist, d. 1957)

"A wonderful carved Toucan by an accomplished folk artist."

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FOLK ART SCULPTURE (Anonymous African American carver, early 20th century) Sea Island, Georgia

 

"An unusual and important piece of Southern folk art."

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"FOLK ART ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT FROM THE B.P.O.E. CLUB, SHARON, PENNSYLVANIA (Probably late 19th century)

"An exceptional piece of American folk art."

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"THE FINEST OF THE LOT, SO SOLDIER LIKE (Dated verso:  "13/1/1905) Signed Marc & Louvriere

"An interesting piece of Southern genre folk art from the early 20th century."

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"An interesting caricature mimic of the white high society culture of Philadelphia during the early 19th century."
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AMERICAN FOLK ART ARTICULATED FIGURE
Last half 19th Century


An extraordinary piece of American folk art

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Ohio Sewer Pipe Folk Art - Head of a Conductor

OHIO SEWER PIPE FOLK ART HEAD OF A CONDUCTOR
Early 20th Century


A fine example of the genre; excellent original condition.

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"THIRSTY NEGRO (Dated 1883)

 

"A very interesting naive Southern folk art rendering."

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Southern Folk Art Nude Woman

SOUTHERN FOLK SCULPTURE, initialed on base, "WGH
American, dated '74


An amusing carving of a comely nude woman, wearing only a pair of bright red pumps.

 

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"AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVING OF GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (ca. 1940's)

 

"A Good Example of WWII American Folk Art."

 

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"FRANCIS FISHER LENOIR MCCULLOCH (1780 “ 1866)

"A very rare and historical important artifact related to the history of Tennessee and Texas."

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"A highly unusual and exceptional folk art carving of a steeplechase rider and his horse scaling a jump."
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"EXTREMELY RARE 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN BARBER POLE (ca. 1850)

 

"A Rare Early American Barber Pole with Original Paint."

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"FOLK ART WORLD WAR II DESK-SET WOOD CARVING (ca. 1940's)

"A Rare and Exceptional WWII Folk Art Desk-set."

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American Folk Art Policeman

HAND-CARVED "KEYSTONE COP"
ca. 1900


Extremely rare "larger than life" folk art carving in extraordinary condition.

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"EXTRAORDINARY RIVERBOAT PILOT HOUSE AMERICAN EAGLE (ca. 1880)

"A Very Rare and Large 19th Century Riverboat Pilot House Eagle."

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"AMERICAN TIN PULL TOY OF JOCKEY & HORSE ON STAND (ca. 1880)

"Rare to find this beautiful folk art form as complete as this one."

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"THREE WOODCARVINGS (ca. 1940) By LAWRENCE EDWARD ASHBROOK Aka "THE KENTUCKY WHITTLER (b. 1890)

"A very rare complement of three hand-carved figures by a Kentucky folk artist."

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Folk Art Carving of Bears in a Tree

FOLK ART HAND-CARVED BEARS IN A TREE
ca. 1920's - 1930's


Charming depiction of a mother bear with her two cubs.

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HAND-STITCHED FOLK ART TEXTILE
Tennessee WPA Project, ca. 1938


A unique, hand-crafted piece in excellent condition.

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FOLK ART SEWER TILE POTTERY MONKEYS
Probably Ohio, 1st half 20th century

Ceramic simians with expressive personalities.

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"AMERICAN FOLK ART NAIVE PAINTING" (Dated 1912) By MARY SWAYZE

"A Very Interesting Western Naive Painting with Native Americans in a Tramp Art Frame."

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"This is a Fine and Unusual Piece of Americana...Very Rare."
 
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EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN FOLK ART CANDLE BOX
Early 19th century

One of the best examples in the genre.

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"SPANISH COLONIAL SANTOS (Probably 19th century or earlier)

 

"An interesting old piece of Spanish Colonial religious art that has a very distinctive presence." 

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"AN EXCEPTIONAL AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTING OF SCENE IN SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO (ca. 1880)

"A very colorful and interesting 19th century folk art painting in excellent condition of a scene in Ohio with the original hand-decorated frame."

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FOLK ART AUTOMOBILE by Vannoy Streeter

A very creative, carefully crafted piece by the well-known Tennessee African American folk-artist.

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"An unusual, rare and very old large Crazy Cat."

 

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"VERY INTERESTING SOUTHERN FOLK ART COURTSHIP RELIEF CARVING WOOD PLAQUE (Early 20th century)

"An exceptional early 20th century Southern American folk carving."

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"COD FISH WEATHER VANE (Dated 1990) by GARY BIRCH (Ohio, b. 1946)

"A work which exemplifies superb craftsmanship."

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"PAIR OF FINE LARGE OLD NORTHWEST COAST TLINGIT CEDAR MODEL POLES (ca. 1930's)

"An interesting pair of Tlingit hand-carved and painted model totem poles with an interesting provenance."

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"A very interesting folk interpretation of a dog's head."

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IMPORTANT PERIOD AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTED BOX (ca. 1820)

An extraordinary piece of American folk art with historical significance.

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"INDIAN MAIDEN" by Dow Pugh
ca. 1970's


A masterwork by noted Tennessee folk artist Dow Pugh
(Ex Collection Museum of Appalachia)

 

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"RARE SMALL SOUTHERN CUPBOARD WITH   EXTRAORDINARY PAINT DECORATION (Greenville, Augusta, County Virginia, mid 19th century)

"A Southern folk art piece with a very unusual original paint design."

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"TENNESSEE SCHOOL-GIRL LANDSCAPE PAINTING" (ca. 1859-1860) 

"A very rare Southern folk art document."

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TENNESSEE STONEWARE URN ON STAND
Late 19th or early 20th Century


Extraordinary form & condition - extremely rare!

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"VERY RARE EAST TENNESSEE FRAKTUR"

 

"The only known Tennessee Fraktur in existence."

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"VERY LARGE NORTHWEST COAST MODEL TOTEM POLE

"An Unusually Large Northwest Coast Model Totem Pole in Original Condition."

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EXCEPTIONAL FOLK ART CARVING OF A HEAD
ca. late 19th Century


Probably Gradyville, KY

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AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVING OF AN EMPEROR PENGUIN
Probably ca. 1930's


A whimsical, extremely low maintenance "pet."

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SOUTHERN FOLK ART WIRE FIGURE OF FISHERMAN
ca. 1950˜s


A highly creative, whimsical folk sculpture found near Wartrace, Tennessee.

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"MRS. ANDREW JACKSON (Nashville, Tennessee, ca. 1895, " ¦from the painting by Earl of Mrs. Andrew Jackson.) by ANNE CHAMPE ORR, aka, MRS. HUNTER ORR (ca. 1869 “ 1946)

"A rendering by a Nashville woman known internationally for her needlework and quilting patterns, and whose publications are still being used.  Mrs. Orr, a Nashville socialite in the late 19th century and early 20th century, was a woman "...who shaped the second wave of the Appalachian handicraft revival...."

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AMERICAN CANDLEBOX WITH SLIDING LID
ca. 1820

Great American candles box with original finish.

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VERY RARE MARSHALL CO., TENNESSEE  SCHOOL GIRL'S THEOREM
ca. 1840 “ 1860

Inscribed "Mary E. Massey in several places. Purchased years ago in Lewisburg, TN.

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"RARE TENNESSEE FRAKTUR (Dated 1868)

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EXCEPTIONAL PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED CHEST
with Butterfly Design, ca. 1830

The blanket chest is in wonderful condition & a stellar state of preservation.

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AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTING OF FIVE KITTENS
ca. 1880


A very charming naïve painting in an original gilt frame.

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PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN  FOLK ART WATERCOLOR,
attr. Reverend Henry Young, ca. 1820

An unusual naïve painting in a period hand-painted frame.

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American Folk Art Painting of Two Cows in a Stream

AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTING
ca. 1885


Charming naïve painting of two cows wading in a clear country stream.

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"GEORGIA PEACHES"
Last Quarter 19th Century

A very pleasing, naïve folk art painting.

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Folk ART DOG BOOKENDS OR WALL HANGINGS
1st half 20th Century

An endearing pair of canine companions for your library.

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AMERICAN CHERRY MINIATURE CHEST,
ca. 1830, probably Ohio or Pennsylvania

A highly collectible miniature American chest in excellent condition.

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EARLY NORTH AMERICAN SPICE TOTE BOX
17th or early 18th century

A very rare and unique 17th or early 18th century box.

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CARVED BIRDBATH by William Edmondson
ca. 1935.

A superb piece of folk sculpture by the leading African American folk sculptor of the 20th century.

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RARE HAIDA ARGILLITE MODEL TOTEM POLE
by Rufus Moody, ca. 1970

An extraordinary example with meticulous attention to detail.

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Native American Totem Pole - Northwest Coast Haida


NORTHWEST COAST HAIDA MODEL TOTEM POLE
ca. 1920


Detailed carving, with excellent paint.

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TLINGIT MODEL TOTEM POLE
Klukwan, Alaska, early 20th century

In the style of Koo'too aat.

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MODEL TOTEM POLE
Early 20th century

Excellent use of pigments with detailed designs, excellent patina.

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TLINGIT MODEL TOTEM POLE
Early 20th century

Beautifully carved with open work and crisp definition.

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EARLY NOOTKA MODEL TOTEM POLE
Early 20th century

Aged patina and paint.

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TLINGIT MODEL TOTEM POLE
Late 19th or early 20th century, Haines area, Alaska

Excellent open carving and dark patina.

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SOUTHERN FOLK ART HAND-CARVED BLACK DANCER
ca. 1930's

"Carved by a black carver in South Carolina near the border with North Carolina.

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AMERICAN NAIVE FOLK ART PAINTING OF PUPPIES
ca. 1880

Wonderfully sentimental 19th Century painting - very desirable subject matter.

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  SOUTHERN PROFILE PORTAITS OF A LADY & A GENTLEMAN
ca. 1825


These portraits are the work of an itinerant Southern artist.  19 pieces attributed to the same hand are currently in the collection of the Museum of Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

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SC SILHOUETTE OF A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN
by Samuel Metford, ca. 1840


Expertly rendered man with hat, representative of Metford's best work.  Signed lower right: "Sam'l Metford fecit, Hamburg, SC.

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ALABAMA FOLK PITCHER signed & dated
"John Terry April the 8th 1887


Extremely rare.

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FOLK ART PAINTED GAME BOARD
ca. 1900

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19TH CENTURY AMERICAN GAMEBOARD
1st half 19th Century


Attributed to the Valley of Virginia

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Folk Art Cat by Linvel Barker


HAND-CARVED FOLK ART CAT by Linvel Barker
2nd half 20th Century


An evocative, stylized depiction of a cat by a noted Southern folk artist.

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 3 PIECES OF ALABAMA POTTERY by Norman Smith

A grouping of utilitarian pieces by the noted Alabama folk potter.

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AMERICAN FOLK ART CHECKERBOARD
Mid 19th Century


A double-sided handmade gameboard

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FOLK ART PAINTING - CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT
CUMBERLAND GAP, ca. 1860's


Appears to be a Federal encampment with the overall image probably taken from Pinnacle Overlook.

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   Exceedingly rare & desirable form. 
 Exceedingly rare & desirable form. 
 

 Exceedingly rare & desirable form. 
 Exceedingly rare & desirable form.