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Rare Folk Art Iron Shooting Gallery Carnival Ram Sculpture
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Fabulous folk art freestanding animal sculpture made from found carnival art shooting gallery iron
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Early 1900s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

J. Hübner Carved Wood Carousel Horse, Early 20th Century, Germany
Located in Antwerp, BE
Germany - Josef Hübner - Joseph Hubner. This piece of Carnival Art - funfair roundabout horse - Merry-go
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Early 20th Century German Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Two French Folk Art Wooden Carnival Knock Down Targets
Located in Bradenton, FL
A very rare pair of late 19th century folk art carved wooden carnival knock down gallery targets
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19th Century French Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Set of Eight Folk Art Carnival Punks / Knockdown Dolls
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Folk Art carnival punks / knockdown dolls composed of canvas forms lined with cotton fur supported
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Canvas, Cotton, Wood

Important Antique Folk Art Carnival Figure of a Macaque
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A hollow finely carved wood macaque figure dressed as a human with short green hair, a blue jacket and yellow slacks. He stands and holds a walking stick in his left hand and crosses...
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19th Century Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Hardwood

19th Century Hand Made Folk Art Carnival Spinning Wheel On Stand
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fun and fabulous Folk Art Carnival Spinning Wheel from the latter part of the 19th century. Totally
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1890s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Oak, Paint

19th Century Kids Carousel Duck Figure Ride Carnival Folk Art
Located in Forney, TX
usually hand-crafted in the winter months by self-taught farmers with no formal training (folk art), for
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19th Century Dutch Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carnival Midway Folk Art Sideshow Banner
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Very early American circus or carnival Sideshow Banner, circa 1890-1900. Fantastic paint detail
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Early 1900s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Canvas

Carved American Carnival Head, circa 1890s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
century carnival head featured in a ball or ring toss game.
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19th Century American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

19th Century Carnival Folk Art Carved Wooden Head with Zinc Hat
Located in Haarlem, NL
This head is from a fair or carnival game. Not sure what the game was, perhaps the head has been
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Late 19th Century Unknown Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Zinc

Early 20th Century Carnival Carousel Funhouse Architectural Columns
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fun antique architectural elements from carnival carousel or funhouse ride. Layers of beautiful
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1890s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Soldier Carnival Shooting Gallery Targets
By King
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Early examples of 'King' soldier shooting gallery targets. Rare shape and extremely thick. King manufactured shooting galleries and targets throughout the first half of the 20th cent...
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Early 20th Century American Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Group of Three Folky Wood Carnival Milk Bottles
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These folky handmade Carnival knock down milk bottles are in good condition. These bottles are hand
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Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

American Carnival Wagon or Band Organ Carved Female Head
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Late 19th century American carnival wagon or band organ female head carving. Very detailed wood
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19th Century American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Large Hand Painted Early Carnival Rounding Board
Located in Norwalk, CT
rounding board salvaged from a carnival. With hand-painted designs of putti and harp motifs and gold leaf
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Early 20th Century Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Pair of Hand Painted Early Carnival Rounding Boards
Located in Norwalk, CT
rounding boards salvaged from a carnival. With hand painted designs and gold leaf pigment, these boards are
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Early 20th Century Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Pair of Hand Painted Early Carnival Rounding Boards
Located in Norwalk, CT
rounding boards salvaged from a carnival. With hand painted designs and gold leaf pigment, these boards are
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Early 20th Century Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Early Carnival Midway 7.5 Foot Tall Game Wheel Monterey with Gooseneck Light
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic giant carnival game wheel with applied scenic Monterey theme. All original surface paint
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1920s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Leather Clown Shoes Popeio Carnival Fairground Circus
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A pair of leather clown shoes of unusual proportions, early 20th century in age. By repute from the clown known as Popeio, who worked with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey C...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Edwardian Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Leather

19th Century Oil Cloth Juggling or Carnival Balls Collection / 6 Pieces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These most unusual oil cloth balls were from a Folk Art collection and are being sold as a
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Late 19th Century American Country Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wool, Linen

Early 20th C Robert Lakin & Co Fairground Carnival Circus Pillars Edwin Hall
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A truly fantastic group of totally original untouched decorative fairground pillars by the infamous Robert J Lakin Company of 67 Besley Street, Streatham, London The pillars are h...
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Early 20th Century English Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

Late 19th Century Folk Art Bumbass instrument
Located in London, GB
Late 19th Century Folk Art Bumbass instrument A rare example of a late 19th Century folk art
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Early 1900s Unknown Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Brass

Antique Early Gambling Folk Art Gaming Device, Holtz
Located in Forney, TX
An exceptionally scarce antique American Folk Art gambling triple stacked wooden arrow spindle
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19th Century Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal, Iron

19th Century Folk Art Carved Polychrome Scotsman Carousel Kilt Figure
Located in New York, NY
19th century Scotsman (Highlander) Carousel large carved and painted standing figure wearing kilt with plume hat on large round base.
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Late 19th Century Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Americana Folk-Art Carved and Paint Decorated Wood Carousel Horse
Located in New York, NY
Americana Folk-Art carved and paint decorated wood childs carousel horse: Mounted on metal pole
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19th Century Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Early Americana Folk Art Wall Mount Game Wheel
Located in Wallkill, NY
What a great addition this would make to your home Folk Art game wheel, measuring 31 in x 34.5
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1920s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

19thc Wooden Folk Art Gaming Wheel with Original Red Paint & Cardinal Design
Located in Savannah, GA
19th Folk Art gaming wheel featuring four cardinals and hand painted numbers, it retains the
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1890s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Wood Carved Folk Art Girl and Dog Carousel Chariot Original Paint Surface
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic girl and her dog Folk Art carved carousel chariot panel. Superb original paint surface
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

19th Century Sicilian Italian Marionette Folk Art Puppet 'Opera dei Pupi'
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A oversized late 19th century Marionette in original untouched condition, originating from Palmero Italy. The figure is missing both arms, its original clothing is heavily fad...
Category

19th Century Italian Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Textile, Pine

Original Wood Carved SHOW Majorette Letterpress Triangle Poster Company
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved circus or carnival SHOW letterpress with wonderful and graphic carved majorette
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Hand Carved English Fairground Carousel Panel
Located in London, GB
English fairground art attributed to Orton and spooner. All carved from sections piece of pine wood with
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1910s British Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

19th Century hand carved wood and polychromed Jeu de massacre fairground figure
Located in London, GB
fairground art, in the form of an oversized hand carved painted polychromed Jeu de massacre fairground knock
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Early 1900s French Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

Early 20th century fairground figure Pierre Jean Marie Laval 
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century fairground figure An early 20th century hand carved French fairground knockdown figure in the form of Pierre Jean Marie Laval , in original untouched condition. W...
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1920s French Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

19th Century French Carousel Pig
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic 19th century carousel pig. Super whimsical carnival piece from a bygone era. Carved wood
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Late 19th Century French Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

19th Century French Carousel Pig
19th Century French Carousel Pig
H 25 in W 43 in D 14 in
1920s Mills 1 cent Wizard Fortune Teller, Chicago, Mills Novelty Co.
By Mills Novelty Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
activates inner reel that displays humorous "fortune" Wonderful Art Deco Graphics..Tested and working. (see
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1920s American Art Deco Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Aluminum

Antique Primitive Rustic Wooden Octagonal Sledge Hammer Carpenter Mallet
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique primitive / rustic hand crafted heavy wooden mallet with octagonal shaped head and rounded handle. Measures: 14".
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Hardwood

Early 20th century fairground figure
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century fairground figure In the form of Benito Mussolini this early 20th century hand carved French fairground knockdown figure is in original untouched condition. With ...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

Early 20th century fairground figure
Early 20th century fairground figure
H 10 in W 6.5 in D 4.5 in
Antique Primitive Rustic Burl Wood Sledge Hammer Carpenter Mallet
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique hand crafted primitive / rustic wooden mallet with heavily distressed round burl wood head and handle. Measure: 14".
Category

Late 19th Century Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Hardwood, Burl

Early 20th Century Fairground Roulette Wheel
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century Fairground Roulette Wheel French in its origin, this early 20th century hand crafted pine roulette wheel is in full working order. With its original metal wheel ...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

Iron Shooting Target of a Pig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique shooting target made from cut steel and iron in the shape of a pig. The piece is quite rusty and weathered from all it's years in use.
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Early 20th Century North American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Steel

Iron Shooting Target of a Pig
Iron Shooting Target of a Pig
H 16 in W 23 in D 5 in
19th Century American Traveling Circus Carousel or Circus Wagon Carvings
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Pair of American 19th century circus wagon or traveling carousel three-dimensional wood carved faces. From an early American traveling circus. Many layers of paint and patina. Each i...
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19th Century American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Herschell Spillman Cast Iron Vintage Carousel Heads
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic set of three Herschell Spillman carousel rounding board heads. Cast iron faces with wood board backs. All in original park paint. Each face/board measures 12" across by 15"...
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1910s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Vardo Wagon Panels, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
Carved wooden gypsy vardo wagon panels, circa 1880 This lot is a very rare and unique set of 6 hand carved wooden gypsy Vardo travelling wagon panel strips. The wooden panels wou...
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1890s British Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Vardo Wagon Panels, circa 1880
Vardo Wagon Panels, circa 1880
H 45 in W 2.5 in D 1 in
Antique American Dapple Jumper Track Carousel Horse, Charles W Dare Attributed
Located in Forney, TX
travelling the countryside to County fairs, carnivals and special events. Dare also built one of the first
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Unusual Hand Carved Clown Motif Umbrella, Paragon, S. Fox & Co
By S. Fox & Co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual Hand Carved Clown Motif Umbrella, Paragon, S. Fox & Co
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1920s English Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

19th century Carved wooden fairground horse by Limonaire Freres Paris
Located in Malton, GB
This a hugely decorative as well as collectible 19th century Fairground carousel horse by renowned makers Limonaire Freres. The Limonaire brothers were based in Paris and were well k...
Category

19th Century Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

Late 19th Century Painted and Carved Carousel Figure or Fragment Mounted on Base
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
19th Century American Whimsical Carousel Figure or Fragment. Carved and partial painted. Mounted on custom steel base. 24" H overall x 15" D x 8" W.
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Late 19th Century American Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Pig Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Located in Mortsel, BE
carousel art, this pig figure is sure to bring joy and character to any room.
Category

Early 20th Century Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Pig Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Pig Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
H 25.2 in W 39.38 in D 13 in
Child’s Wood Carousel Horse with Polychrome, Mohair, and Horse Hair, c. 1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
as a nostalgic folk art sculpture. Hole for original mounting pole in the middle of the saddle is
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1920s American American Craftsman Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Brass, Metal

Large Collection of Carousel Figures, Popeye, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse...
Located in Mortsel, BE
Large private collection of carousel animals, please send message when questions.
Category

Early 20th Century Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Rooster Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Located in Mortsel, BE
Behold the charm of this antique carousel figure featuring a beautifully carved rooster. Crafted from wood and mounted on a sturdy metal base, this vintage piece adds a touch of rust...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Rooster Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Rooster Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
H 35.83 in W 33.47 in D 13.39 in
Peacock Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Located in Mortsel, BE
This exquisite antique carousel figure showcases the elegance of a peacock, intricately carved from wood. Mounted on a durable metal base with a supportive frame for easy handling, t...
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Early 20th Century Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Peacock Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Peacock Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
H 36.23 in W 25.99 in D 16.15 in
Lion Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Located in Mortsel, BE
Behold this majestic antique carousel figure featuring a regal lion. Meticulously hand-carved from wood, this vintage piece exudes timeless charm. A perfect addition for collectors o...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Lion Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Lion Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
H 27.56 in W 39.38 in D 11.82 in
Lion Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Located in Mortsel, BE
Behold this majestic antique carousel figure featuring a regal lion. Meticulously hand-carved from wood and mounted on a sturdy metal base, this vintage piece exudes timeless charm. ...
Category

Early 20th Century Unknown Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Lion Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
Lion Carved Wooden Carousel Figure: Antique
H 24.81 in W 32.29 in D 11.03 in
Large 19th Century Painted Game Wheel
Located in Nantucket, MA
Large 19th century wooden gaming wheel with hand-painted face including numbers and central nautical star design. In black, maroon, yellow, and orange paints, with metal dowels sepa...
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Late 19th Century North American Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Kewpie Doll W/ Teddy Bear Iron Door Stop
By Hubbly
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fun and folky Kewpie girl cast iron doorstop is quite rare and in original painted surface.Notice she is holding a teddy bear.So amazing to find one like this in undisturbed sur...
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Nice Rare Set of 19th C Oak Hand Carved Belgian Carousel Wooden Panels / Mirrors
Located in Southampton, GB
Nice rare set of 19th c oak hand carved Belgian Carousel wooden panels . These have been salvaged and pinned together on the reverse ( see photos of the back ) Would look amazing ...
Category

19th Century Belgian Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Oak

Early 20th Century English Fairground Carousel Panel
Located in London, GB
fairground wall art. The reverse section of this panel is still firmly in place and the numbers 8 would have
Category

1920s British Edwardian Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Antique French Birdhouse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French antique birdhouse find it in Paris. We painted the base only the dome is in original condition and it is beautiful. Dimension of the dome height 34.5 and the base on the botto...
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1910s French Arts and Crafts Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Antique French Birdhouse
Antique French Birdhouse
H 90 in W 23.75 in D 23.75 in
Mounted Turnstile “To The Fun House” from Coney Island, New York
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A rare and Historical Industrial Era Mounted Turnstile from the Fun House at Coney Island, New York, featuring original painted finishes mounted on wood plinth with label reading, “T...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Steel

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Antique Carnival Art For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of antique carnival art for your home. Frequently made of wood, metal and iron, every item from our selection of antique carnival art was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of antique carnival art — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each object in our assortment of antique carnival art bearing Folk Art, Victorian or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of antique carnival art that is appealing in its simplicity, but Dentzel Carousel Company, Gustave Bayol and Charles Looff Or C.W. Parker produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Antique Carnival Art?

A piece of antique carnival art can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,200, while the lowest priced sells for $63 and the highest can go for as much as $125,000.