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Antique Native American Kachina Doll, "HeHeya Clown," Hopi, Early 20th Century
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Hopi HeHeya Clown carrying a watermelon and backpack from the 1st quarter of the 20th century. Made of wood with pigments, dimensions measure 11 ½ x 3 ½ x 3 ¾ inches. The Heheya K...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Wood

Antique American Indian Beaded Sash, Creek, circa 1825-1850
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Extremely rare Native American beaded sash/belt dating to the Classic Period of American Indian art (circa 1825-1850). The Creek Tribe (also referred to as Muskogee) are the origin...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Fabric

Antique Folk Art Carved Gesso over Wood and Hand Painted Native Man Statue
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Presumed to date from the late 19th century, this life-sized Folk Art carved and hand painted study depicts a Native man dressed in traditional attire and holding a staff. The artist...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Folk Art Native American Objects

Materials

Softwood, Paint

Large Antique Southwestern American Indian Painted Drum, Pueblo 1915-30
By Pueblo Indian Tribe
Located in Denver, CO
Pueblo oval drum measuring 22 ? inches high, 16 inches at its greatest diameter, and 12 ¾ inches at it's most narrow. Constructed of wood with stretched rawhide and pigments. The P...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Wood

Native American Antique Iroquois Beaded Moccasins
Located in London, GB
Native American Iroquois Beaded Moccasins Buckskin Velvet  decorated with of glass beads in floral patterns Length 24 cm Period: 19th century Condition: Fine.
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Early 20th Century American Native American Objects

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Wool, Cotton

16 Antique Wool Native American Skookum Bully Good Indian Dolls Papoose Tribal
Located in Dayton, OH
Lot of 16 antique Native American Skookum dolls featuring men, women, children and babies wearing traditional wool clothing with beaded accents, headdresses and tapestry blankets. ...
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Early 20th Century Native American Native American Objects

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Wool, Paint

Antique Native American Southwestern Pueblo Drum, circa 1915-1930s, Brown, Black
By Pueblo Indian Tribe
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage Southwestern Pueblo drum, Native American instrument, constructed of wood with stretched rawhide and pigments. The drum has a rustic look with great patina, colors include br...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Hide, Wood

Antique Acoma Pueblo Polychrome Pottery Canteen, 1920
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Polychrome pottery canteen Acoma 1920 Measures: 8 inches height x 6 inches diameter. Clay, mineral pigments, corn cob. A wonderful example of an antique polychrome Acoma Pueb...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Other

Antique Folk Art Carved Native American Chief Head Advertising Sign
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Antique Folk Art Carved Native American Chief Head Advertising Sign. Folk Art Indian Tobacco / Trade Sign. American, ca 1900´s, painted carved wood with metal hook. A folk art tobac...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique American Soldier Whirligig
Located in Nantucket, MA
Carved and painted Pine with rotating sheet iron swords, with black hair, mustache and beard, bicorn hat, blue jacket with tacks for buttons, black boots mounted on a yellow circular...
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Early 20th Century North American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Sheet Metal

  • Antique American Soldier Whirligig
  • Antique American Soldier Whirligig
  • Antique American Soldier Whirligig
  • Antique American Soldier Whirligig
H 15 in. W 3.75 in. D 3.75 in.
Early 20th Century Antique American Shaker Rug
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early 20th century antique american shaker rug. A beautiful rectangular hand-made shaker rug composed of fabric remnants with an abstract pointillist pattern in the center field a...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Early 20th Century Antique American Shaker Rug
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early 20th century antique American shaker rug A beautiful little hand-made oval shaker rug in wonderful condition, composed of fabric remnants with a multicolored center field an...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

American Antique Hand-Carved Folk Art Birds House
Located in South Burlington, VT
This is a beautiful 12 inch high handmade, hand-carved old wooden Folk Art birds house handmade in great detail with two pairs of carved and painted birds sitting atop the bird hous...
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Early 20th Century American Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Antique American Duck Decoy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique American Duck Decoy, well carved and polychromed with inset glass eyes and a partially carved/hollowed out bottom. This work measures 16" W x 7.5" H x 6"D.  
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decoys

Materials

Wood, Glass

  • Antique American Duck Decoy
  • Antique American Duck Decoy
  • Antique American Duck Decoy
  • Antique American Duck Decoy
H 7.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 6 in.
Rare Antique Eglomise Silhouette, American, circa 1810
Located in New York, NY
Among the rarest American silhouettes are those using the reverse painting on glass technique know by its French name eglomise. This charming profile silhouette depicts an older woma...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Glass

Antique American Iron Horse Weathervane, Nashville TN
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique American iron horse weathervane, Nashville TN, with moveable elaborate directional, mounted on a support base. As shown on the support base stands 86" high, the weathervane ...
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Early 20th Century North American Sporting Art Weathervanes

Materials

Wrought Iron

Antique Stone Matate, Grinder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th century Guatemalan stone matate, or piedra de moler - grinding stone. Carved from one piece of stone, usually volcanic rock. Used for grinding corn and seeds.
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Early 20th Century Central American Rustic More Folk Art

Materials

Stone

  • Antique Stone Matate, Grinder
  • Antique Stone Matate, Grinder
  • Antique Stone Matate, Grinder
  • Antique Stone Matate, Grinder
H 8 in. W 19 in. D 15.5 in.
Antique American Copper Weathervane Modeled after a Horse and Trap with Driver
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An antique American copper weather vane modeled after a horse and trap with driver.  
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes

Materials

Copper

Antique American Dapple Jumper Track Carousel Horse, Charles W Dare Attributed
Located in Forney, TX
An antique American track machine carousel horse attributed to legendary carver Charles W. Dare Company, now mounted as a rocking horse. Hand-crafted in the early 20th century, ci...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood, Paint

Antique American Hand-Hooked Parrot Tapestry with MCM Folk Art Style
By Luis Montiel, Evelyn Ackerman
Located in Dallas, TX
77273 Antique American hand-hooked parrot tapestry with MCM Folk Art style. Drawing inspiration from Luis Montiel and Evelyn Ackerman, this antique American hand-hooked wool tapestry...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Ceramic Egg Shape Native American Hand Decorated Seed Pots, Set of 2
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A pair of ceramic egg shape Native American seed pots. Each pot is ovular and egg-like in shape and features a small hole at the base of each pot. Pots like these were used to store ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Ceramics

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Ceramic, Paint

Antique Folk Art American Hooked Rug. Size: 4 ft 7 in x 7 ft 5 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Folk Art antique American Hooked rug, country of origin: America, circa 1900 - Size: 4 ft 7 in x 7 ft 5 in (1.4 m x 2.26 m).
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Early 20th Century American American Colonial North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Distressed Antique American Hooked Rug with Midcentury Folk Art Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77502, distressed antique American Hooked rug with Midcentury Folk Art style. With its bold expressive design and lovingly time-worn composition, this distressed antique hooked rug i...
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Early 20th Century Virgin Islands Rustic North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Battleship Weathervane Weathered Paint American Primitive Steel Metal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique battleship weather vane weathered paint American primitive steel metal. Item features hand made weathervane, distressed original paint , American flag to ship. Very nice anti...
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Early 20th Century American Rustic Weathervanes

Materials

Metal, Steel

Antique Arts Crafts Native American End Table 1910
Located in South Burlington, VT
A Unique Table With Native American Motif, Signed This is a one-of-a-kind original and beautiful hand incised broad top wooden end table -a unique creation- finished in attractive n...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Painted Furniture

Materials

Wood

Antique Collection of Four Jointed Bears
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Group of four vintage jointed bears with glass eyes. Great collection of bears in good condition. Largest bear measures 14 high x 5 wide Smallest bear measures 9 high x 4 wide.
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Early 20th Century North American Adirondack Toys

Materials

Cotton

  • Antique Collection of Four Jointed Bears
  • Antique Collection of Four Jointed Bears
  • Antique Collection of Four Jointed Bears
  • Antique Collection of Four Jointed Bears
H 4.5 in. W 8 in. D 14.5 in.
American Unique Antique Handcrafted "Children's Celebration" Wood Bench, 1905
Located in South Burlington, VT
This is a unique and original beautifully hand-incised hand painted settle or bench signed and dated 1905. This unique work of art is hand-incised using a pyrographic (pyrography) wo...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Painted Furniture

Materials

Wood

Antique Wooden Horse Pull Toy on Wheels
Located in San Diego, CA
Antique wooden horse pull toy on wheels, circa 1930s. The piece has a latch in the front that allows you to rotate the top portion open to a hidden storage compartment. The horse is ...
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Early 20th Century North American Toys

Materials

Wood

  • Antique Wooden Horse Pull Toy on Wheels
  • Antique Wooden Horse Pull Toy on Wheels
  • Antique Wooden Horse Pull Toy on Wheels
  • Antique Wooden Horse Pull Toy on Wheels
H 7.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 4.25 in.
Antique Articulating Teddy Bear Driving Wagon Platform Pull Toy Americana
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique wheeled platform articulating pull toy featuring a teddy bear stuffed animal seated in a red white and blue wagon with arms that move up and down as it rolls.  
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Early 20th Century American Classical Toys

Materials

Mohair, Hardwood

Antique Navajo Carpet, Handmade Wool, Ivory, Beige, Gray and Brown
Located in New York, NY
Navajo rugs and blankets are textiles produced by Navajo people of the four corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade...
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Antique Early 19th Century North American Navajo Rugs

Materials

Wool

46-Star American Flag, Antique Printed on Silk, Early 20th Century
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an original 46-star American parade flag, printed on silk. Each star represents a state in the Union at the time. The official flag design would update every July 4th, to inc...
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Antique Early 1900s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

Materials

Silk

Antique American Crazy Quilt, Dated, 1909-1910
Located in Istanbul, TR
It has wool, silk velvet and cotton patches, lined with a printed paisley design fabric probably from Manchester.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Silk

Antique American Floral Hooked Rug. Size: 5 ft 6 in x 8 ft 4 in
Located in New York, NY
A magnificently modern design background with floral a floral design antique American hooked rug, country of origin / rug type: antique American rugs, circa early 20th century. Size:...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Gallery Size American Rag Rug. Size: 5 ft 6 in x 13 ft 4 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful antique gallery size American Rag Rug, Country of Origin: America, circa date: 1920's. Size: 5 ft 6 in x 13 ft 4 in (1.68 m x 4.06 m)
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Room Sized American Hooked Rug. Size: 8 ft 2 in x 11 ft 4 in
Located in New York, NY
Antique hooked rug, country of origin: United States, circa 1920. Size: 8 ft. 2 in x 11 ft. 4 in (2.49 m x 3.45 m) Whimsy and dreamlike loveliness define this stunning American ca...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Small Size Round Antique American Hooked Rug. Size: 2 ft 8 in x 2 ft 8 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful small antique floral round American Hooked rug, country of origin: America, date circa 1900. Size: 2 ft 8 in x 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m x 0.81 m) This antique rug was made in A...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique American Folk Art Painted Cat Chair
Located in Forney, TX
A whimsical and unique American folk art hand painted wooden children's chair. The handmade country chair having sides that rise up to be armrests and are shaped in cat form, conform...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Children's Furniture

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Wood, Paint

Antique Early American Folk Art Pine Parquetry Star Dowry Blanket Chest Trunk
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Early American pine Folk Art farmhouse dowry or blanket chest featuring striped geometric parquetry design with lone stars. Acquired in the 1980’s from a Salt Lake City estat...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Blanket Chests

Materials

Pine

Rare Antique Early American Carnival Coin Toss Game Table
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce American carnival coin toss game. The rare and unusual antique hand carved and painted solid wood amusement park / county fair / mid-way gaming table features a square top f...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Game Tables

Materials

Wood, Paint

Antique Navajo Carpet, Handmade Rug, Brown, Blue, Beige, Taupe Soft Red Color
Located in New York, NY
Navajo rugs and blankets are textiles produced by Navajo people of the four corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique American Folk Art Whirligig
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American Folk Art whirligig.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Metal

Antique San Ildefonso Olla, circa 1920
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A beautiful red and black olla from the San Ildefonso Pueblo in Northern New Mexico. 10 1/4" height and 11" diameter.
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

  • Antique San Ildefonso Olla, circa 1920
  • Antique San Ildefonso Olla, circa 1920
  • Antique San Ildefonso Olla, circa 1920
  • Antique San Ildefonso Olla, circa 1920
H 10.25 in. W 11 in. D 11 in.
Antique Navajo Manta Pin, circa 1920
Located in Santa Fe, NM
This pin was made from ingot silver, hand-hammered and shaped into a concho. Set with Hubbell glass, imported from Europe by Lorenzo Hubbell owner of the Ganado trading post in the e...
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Early 20th Century Navajo Native American Objects

  • Antique Navajo Manta Pin, circa 1920
  • Antique Navajo Manta Pin, circa 1920
  • Antique Navajo Manta Pin, circa 1920
  • Antique Navajo Manta Pin, circa 1920
H 2 in. W 2 in. D 0.25 in.
Antique Navajo Stamped Silver and Turquoise Bracelet, circa 1910
Located in Santa Fe, NM
An early example of Navajo silverwork. Incredible patina and wear, hand wrought silver, and a handmade bezel surrounding the Cerrillos turquoise cabochon. 5.63" cuff, 1" op...
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Early 20th Century American Navajo Native American Objects

Antique American School Bench
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American school bench with iron base and back wooden shelve.
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Early 20th Century American More Folk Art

Materials

Iron

  • Antique American School Bench
  • Antique American School Bench
  • Antique American School Bench
  • Antique American School Bench
H 32.5 in. W 42 in. D 35 in.
Fine Antique Latin American Carved Gaucho Equestrian Stirrups Interior Design
Located in London, GB
Fine pair of antique Latin American carved wood gaucho equestrian stirrups A particularly fine old pair of fine carved wood and metal stirrups from the Gaucho of Argentina Goo...
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Antique Early 19th Century Argentine More Folk Art

Materials

Silver

Antique Early Hatter Trade Sign w/ original paint
Located in Acworth, GA
Antique Hatter trade sign. A wonderful trade sign for a hat maker with several layers of original paint. A most unique find in original untouched condition. The original mounting...
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Antique Early 19th Century American American Classical Signs

Materials

Tin

Pair of Tall Antique Bowling Pins by Spalding
Located in Sheffield, MA
Superb, early pair of bowling pins labeled Spalding. The grain on these is exceptional. They make a fabulous accessory on a table or mantel and work with many decorative styles. Idea...
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Early 20th Century American American Craftsman More Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique American Hand-Painted Checker Game Board
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American checker game board.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Antique American School Alphabet Wood Signs
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American school alphabet wood signs.
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Early 20th Century American Schoolhouse Signs

Materials

Wood

  • Antique American School Alphabet Wood Signs
  • Antique American School Alphabet Wood Signs
  • Antique American School Alphabet Wood Signs
  • Antique American School Alphabet Wood Signs
H 4.75 in. W 19.75 in. D 2.5 in.
Pair of Antique Primitive Ladder Back and Splint Seats Early 19th Century
Located in Tulsa, OK
These are a pair of slightly different antique Primitive ladder back chairs. Even though they are different because of their size and age they go together perfectly! These chairs are...
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Antique Early 19th Century American American Craftsman Antiquities

Materials

Wood

Native American Antique Handmade Porcelain Plaque of Woman
Located in Pasadena, CA
Vintage design style when applied to furniture and home decor means the piece has the depth and soul of a previous era, colorful and rare, this eye-catching porcelain plaque depicts ...
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Early 20th Century American Other Paintings

Materials

Porcelain, Wood

Antique American Hand-Carved Wood Eagle
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American hand-carved wood eagle.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

Materials

Wood

Antique American Hand-Carved Wood Eagle
H 15.5 in. W 10 in. D 0.5 in.
Antique Sailor Made Sword
Located in Acworth, GA
Antique sword made from a sword fish bill. Sailors catching fish on long voyages would save the bill from swordfish and make them into swords. It is framed in a shadowbox frame with ...
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Early 20th Century Unknown American Classical Nautical Objects

Materials

Horn, Wood

  • Antique Sailor Made Sword
  • Antique Sailor Made Sword
  • Antique Sailor Made Sword
  • Antique Sailor Made Sword
H 14 in. W 42 in. D 4 in.
Antique Yacht Club Flag, Rare, Nautical, Maritime Signal Flag
Located in Acworth, GA
Rare antique hand-sewn yacht club bur-gee / flag. Beautiful stitching. Flags like this are almost impossible to find these days. Made of wool, the red circle appears to be linen. Can...
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Nautical Objects

Materials

Wool, Linen, Cotton Canvas

Exquisite Antique Silk Massachusetts State Seal
Located in Acworth, GA
Exquisite antique silk Massachusetts state seal. Rare antique silk. Early and rare antique silk Massachusetts state seal. Entirely hand sewn of silk and gold color bullion type ...
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Antique Early 19th Century American American Colonial Political and Patr...

Materials

Silk

Antique American Folk Art Wood Accent Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American Folk Art hand-painted wood accent table.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Giant Antique American Gathering Basket
Located in Chicago, IL
Giant antique American gathering basket.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Wicker

  • Giant Antique American Gathering Basket
  • Giant Antique American Gathering Basket
  • Giant Antique American Gathering Basket
  • Giant Antique American Gathering Basket
H 31.75 in. W 39.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Antique Native American Beaded Leggings, Plains, Early 20th Century
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
A pair of antique Native American Plains Indian beaded leggings constructed of native tanned hide and fringed. Partially beaded in black, blue and white trade beads with red trade cl...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Hide

Pair of Antique Native American Rattles, Plains Indian, Early 20th Century
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
A remarkable pair of rattles constructed of hide with wood and painted with traditional plains designs. Overall dimensions of both works as shown in the primary image are 16.75 (h...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Hide

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Early American Folk Art Antiques For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of early American folk art antiques available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and wood, all early American folk art antiques available were constructed with great care. Early American folk art antiques have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Early American folk art antiques made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Arts and Crafts — are very popular at 1stDibs. Early American folk art antiques have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Mark Indursky, Native American Art and Navajo Indian Art are consistently popular.

How Much are Early American Folk Art Antiques?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,698, while they’re typically $57 on the low end and $33,500 highest priced.

Finding the Right Folk Art for You

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.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of folk art on 1stDibs.