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Antique Straight Razors

Nude Theme Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
Located in Incline Village, NV
Great barber shop collectible item consisting of a German straight edge razor with a molded red celluloid handle; theme is a nude standing on a pillow holding flowers over her head. ...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Straight Razors

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Steel

  • Nude Theme Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
  • Antique Nude Theme Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
  • Nude Theme Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
  • Antique Nude Theme Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
H 6.13 in. W 1 in. D .38 in.
Folk Art Straight Razor Trade Sign
Located in Aurora, OR
This beautifully handmade wooden barber's trade sign is from New York State and has its creation date written on the blade. The words "Dec. 23 1920" and "Dec. 23" appear on the surfa...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Antique Straight Razors

Materials

Wood

  • Folk Art Straight Razor Trade Sign
  • Antique Folk Art Straight Razor Trade Sign
  • Folk Art Straight Razor Trade Sign
  • Antique Folk Art Straight Razor Trade Sign
H 3 in. W 20.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Nude Theme and Roses Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
Located in Incline Village, NV
Highly desirable barber shop collectible item consisting of a German straight edge razor with a molded cream, red, and green colored celluloid handle; theme is a nude standing sidewa...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Straight Razors

Materials

Steel

Set of Three Folk Art Straight Edge Razor Trade Signs
Located in Stamford, CT
Three whimsical American folk carved wood art trade signs in the form of straight edge razors. Used by barbers as interior advertisements. Two have painted black handles, all open an...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Straight Razors

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Wood

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Folk art refers to a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Vintage, new and antique folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, portraiture and paintings, carnival art, quilts and duck decoys.

American folk art is frequently valued because of the traditional skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

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