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L'Amerique by Skilling, Depicting a Voluptuous Woman in a Woodland Setting
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Bold and beautiful oil painting on board depicting an indigenous American in a woodland setting with head dress and weapons, painted in a Victorian parlor style with contrived aging....
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

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Paint

Oil Painting on Canvas of a Camel by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Bold oil painting on canvas of a camel in a desert landscape complete with pyramids. Painted in an amusing style that has a tongue in cheek reference to Victorian parlour paintings w...
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20th Century American British Colonial Paintings

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Canvas

William Skilling Oil Painting on Canvas of Two Dogs
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas of two playful dogs in mid frolic and executed in a tongue in cheek Victorian parlor painting style with contrived aging, distressed finish, and a faux tortois...
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20th Century American Victorian Paintings

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Paint

Pair of Oil Paintings L'Europe and L'Asie by Skilling, Priced Individually
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil paintings on board of reclining nude women, one in a classical setting with a lyre, titled L'EUROPE and the other of a woman under a red umbrella with pomegranates in a woodland ...
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20th Century American Victorian Paintings

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Paint

Pair of Oil Paintings of the Beauties L'Amerique and L'Afrique by Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Two bold and beautiful oil paintings on board, one depicting an indigenous American in a woodland setting with headdress and weapons, titled L’ AMERIQUE and the other depicting an in...
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20th Century North American Victorian Paintings

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Paint

Muhammad Ali, Skill, Brains And Guts '1975' Poster
Located in London, GB
Very rare, only shown in one cinema in all of France (Cinema Palais des Glaces, Paris 75010), Muhammed Ali in '"Skills, Brains & Guts (1975)." This is the first time we have offered ...
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Vintage 1970s French Posters

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Paper

Muhammad Ali: Skill, Brains and Guts, Poster, 1975
Located in London, GB
Muhammad Ali is one of the best-known boxers in the world. In Legends of the Ring: Muhammad Ali - Skill, Brains and Guts, Ali recalls the many high points of his career. From his Gol...
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Vintage 1970s American Posters

"Speed-Strength-Skill," Bronze Panel by Fred Torrey
By Fred Torrey
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Best known for his "Lincoln Walks at Midnight" sculpture which premiered at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair (now displayed near the West Virginia state capitol) and another Lincoln...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Sculptures

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Bronze

Original Vintage Poster Holland Tradition Tools Skill Netherlands Industry Photo
Located in London, GB
Original vintage poster - Holland Tradition Tools changed, skill maintained in the Netherlands industry - featuring a mid-century modern design depicting a factory with two smoking c...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Large Oil Painting on Canvas of a Flamingo by William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas of a flamingo and a parrot in a tropical setting executed in a distinctive Victorian parlor painting style with contrived aging. Signed Skilling in the lower r...
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20th Century North American Victorian Paintings

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Paint

Italian Blown Murano Glass Vase Multicolor in Typical Venetian Glass Skills
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Montichiari, IT
Venetian Vase in pure crystal glass. More glass tecnics into as Murrine Aventurina and Reticello mixed into a gorgeous item weight: lb 2,09 (Kg1,2)
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2010s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

Oil Painting on Canvas of an Elephant by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas depicting an elephant in full regalia in a jungle setting executed in a victorian parlor painting style with contrived aging. Presented in a painted wood frame...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

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Paint

William Skilling Painting “L’Afrique”
By William Skilling
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Exceptional Williams Skilling painting. Colors are vibrant and the detail and dimensional aspect is enchanting. There is some small craculature as is typical of Skilling paintings....
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Mid-20th Century Baroque Revival Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

William Skilling Oil Painting of a Dog
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Enchanting oil painting on canvas of a Beagle dog, capturing the spirit of this loyal breed, executed in a Victorian parlor style with contrived age and distressed finish. Signed Ski...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

William Skilling, A Dog and His Dish
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
An oil on canvas painting of a dog and his dish. Signed Skilling on the lower right. Original painted frame. More of Skillings fanciful paintings at fshenemaderantiques.com
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

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  • William Skilling, A Dog and His Dish
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  • William Skilling, A Dog and His Dish
H 35.5 in. W 41.5 in. D 2 in.
Painting of Two Monkeys by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Here is a large oil painting on canvas that brings us to the height of whimsy. As we seem to be intruding on a jungle seduction scene of two monkeys. He, decked out with a three corn...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Enormous Painting of a Tiger by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A classic fork art example by the iconic artist mounted in original frame. The painting is dominant and bold. Overall size with frame: 63" x 52" approximate.
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Vintage 1970s American Folk Art Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

Oil Painting on Canvas of a Leopard by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas of a leopard set in temple ruins and a jungle lit by a glowing blue sky. William Skilling literally created his own genre of art using the techniques of naive ...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

Cheetah Oil on Canvas Painting by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Looming large in the center of this oil on canvas painting, a dramatic cheetah, with lively spots and a long raised tail, stands against an abstract foliage background. Signed Skil...
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

A Cage of Exotic Birds Painting by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A large painting by William Skilling (our favorite artist) of a gilt cage full of exotic birds. Parrot, love birds and more ,mingle and frolic, in a pagoda top gilt cage, resting on ...
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Vintage 1970s American Paintings

William Skilling Oil on Canvas Painting of a Tiger
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Attention getting oil painting on canvas of a tiger showing off his stripes by William Skilling (1862-1964). Chained to a classical marble column and posed next to a red passion flow...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Grand Scale Painting of Leopard by Wm.Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Nearly lifesize composition of a chained leopard. The figure posed with a "piercing" stare. Mounted in a custom faux finished frame.
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Mid-20th Century American Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

Pair of Oil on Canvas Monkey Paintings by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
How wonderful are these? A wonderful pair of monkey paintings, with great folk appeal, charming body language, great colors, big feet, and a fabulous fore and back ground. Original ...
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

A Large Oil Painting of a Sheep by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very large oil painting of a sheep by William Skilling. Original painted frame. Sitting large on the canvas, the sheep is very charming with an almost humorous expression on his fa...
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Late 20th Century American Decorative Art

William Skilling Oil Painting on Canvas of Two Rabbits
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Whimsical oil painting on canvas of two rabbits in a woodland scene executed in a tongue in cheek Victorian parlor painting style with contrived age and distressed finish. Signed Wil...
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Mid-20th Century American Victorian Paintings

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Paint

Oil Painting on Canvas of a Camel by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas of an Egyptian camel set in a desert scene with pyramids. Giving a folky naive nod to Victorian parlor paintings this piece has a contrived aged finish that ju...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

William Skilling Oil Painting on Canvas of a Show Horse
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas of a show horse set free in a woodland scene, confidently executed in a tongue-in-cheek Victorian parlor painting style with contrived aging and distressed fin...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

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Paint

Still Life Oil on Canvas Painting by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Passionate still life oil on canvas painting of a sensual display of fruit, leaves, and vessels at an outdoor feast by William Skilling (1862-1964). This classical composition is set...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

Huge Painting of A Private Yacht Scene by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This is a very large and impressive oil on canvas painting of a maritime scene depicting a private yacht, rowboat, crew, and boy with pond sailboat. The painting has a very peaceful ...
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Vintage 1960s American Paintings

Oil on Canvas of Two Dogs by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A delightful oil on canvas painting of two dogs frolicking by William Skilling. Signed in the lower right in red. Skillings paintings are large scale and decoratively impressive, wit...
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

William Skilling Oil Painting on Canvas of an Andalusian Horse
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Striking oil painting on canvas of an Andalusian horse with restrained, yet peaceful dignity. Signed in the lower right Skilling and presented in its original faux tortoise frame.   
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20th Century American Victorian Paintings

Large Oil Painting on Canvas of an Ostrich by Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large painting on canvas of a pet ostrich in a classical setting, painted with a touch of whimsy and executed in the style of a Victorian parlor painting with contrived aging and pre...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

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Paint

Charming Oil on Canvas Painting of Caged Birds, by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
William Skilling's canvases are usually huge in scale; this painting is considerably smaller, but immensely charming. The exotic shape of the cage, the multitude of birds, with parro...
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

Large Oil On Canvas Horse and Rider Scene by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large, bold oil on canvas painting of a white horse, rider with crop and white dog, set in an outdoor setting signed Skilling and set in the original ebonized wooden frame, effective...
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20th Century American Decorative Art

Large Oil on Canvas Painting of an Attired Elephant Signed Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large, oil on canvas painting, with great folk appeal, of a proud elephant decked out in fancy colorful attire and ready for adventure. Profiled in a tropical setting, set against a ...
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20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Art

Large Oil on Canvas Painting Titled L'asie by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
An unusual naive oil on canvas painting with a sensual and sultry feeling, offering an illusion of seduction and fertility in the symbolic pomegranate and red pallet painted by Willi...
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20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Art

Large Fanciful Oil on Canvas Painting of Birds by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large, fanciful oil on canvas painting of a gilded cage filled with a colorful assortment of parrots and a cardinal, posing for a portrait, set in an outdoor setting and signed Skill...
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20th Century American Decorative Art

William Skilling Cheetah Painting
Located in New York, NY
Signed, lower right "Skilling"
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20th Century Paintings

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Canvas

Trompe L' Oiel Painting by W. Skilling
Located in Oaks, PA
Trompe L' Oiel Painting by W. Skilling* Of Blue and white China in a cabinet Oil on Canvas "Invisible" Liner Frame 48"h x 36"w * Unsigned- Documented by original 1977 invoice fr...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Paintings

Huge Decorative Zebra Painting by Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A masterful very decorative oil on canvas painting of a zebra, with a forested and fountain background and stone tile floor. William Skilling paintings are very decorative. Please...
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Vintage 1960s American Paintings

Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Large pair of skull boat oars, original, great condition, nice color and a beautiful nautical display.
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Vintage 1930s British Nautical Objects

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Maple

  • Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
  • Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
  • Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
  • Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
H 8 in. W 140 in. L 8 in.
Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Large pair of skull boat oars, original, great condition, nice color and a beautiful nautical display.
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Vintage 1930s British Nautical Objects

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Maple

  • Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
  • Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
  • Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
  • Pair or Antique Skill Boat Oars
H 8 in. W 140 in. D 4 in.
Huge Lipizzan Horse Painting by William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very large oil on canvas painting of a lippizzan horse signed by Skilling, in the original painted frame. William Skilling paintings, with such a large scale, add a fanciful and de...
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Vintage 1960s American Paintings

Huge Lollapalozza Horse Painting by Willlam E. Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
An oil on canvas painting of a lollapalozza horse by William E. Skilling. Skilling's paintings are often over sized and dramatic, as is this painting.<br /> Original painted frame.<...
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Vintage 1960s American Paintings

Huge Stunning Tiger Painting by William E. Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
There is something about a very large animal painting, that captures the imagination, and this painting does just that. Painted by William E. Skilling, in the USA, probably around...
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Vintage 1960s American Paintings

William Skilling Oil on Canvas Painting of a Leopard
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large oil painting on canvas of the majestic and powerful Leopard by William Skilling (1862-1964). Painted in Classic style and with a confident hand, telling a story that we can onl...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

Large Oil on Canvas Painting of a Floating Swan
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large, poignant oil on canvas painting of a floating swan by William Skilling, signed in the lower right, capturing all the grace and majesty of these magnificent birds with simplici...
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Vintage 1980s American Paintings

Large Elk Portrait, Original Painted Frame, by William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very dramatic portrait painting of an elk, oil on canvas, signed Skilling on the lower left hand corner. William Skilling paintings have a folk art and fanciful quality, that pleas...
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Vintage 1970s American Paintings

Very Large Oil on Canvas Painting by William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A large and charming horse, rider and village scene, oil on canvas painting by William Skilling, in the original gilt frame. Skillings, sophisticated folk art style, shines through ...
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Vintage 1970s American Paintings

Vintage 1¢ ABT Mfg Corp Countertop Coin-Op Target Skill Arcade Game, Working
By A.B.T. Manufacturing Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage 1¢ ABT Mfg Corp Countertop Coin-Op Target Skill Arcade Game - Working. Item is a counter game manufactured by A.B.T. Mfg. Co. from 1925 to 1939, offering 10 shots for every 1...
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20th Century North American Art Deco Games

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Glass, Wood

Oil On Canvas Painting of a Flora and Fauna with Parrot by Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A large and brightly colored oil on canvas painting of a vase of flowers, parrot in a fruit tree and basket of fruit and flowers, set against a blue and white cloud sky background, b...
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

Vintage Carnival Skill Game with Balls
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a really cool vintage Carnival Game of Skill where you roll the balls down the gameboard and and try to score under or over for Choice of prizes. This large gameboard with or...
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Vintage 1950s American Carnival Art

  • Vintage Carnival Skill Game with Balls
  • Vintage Carnival Skill Game with Balls
  • Vintage Carnival Skill Game with Balls
  • Vintage Carnival Skill Game with Balls
H 13 in. W 64.5 in. D 20.75 in.
Hand Painted Pointing Hand Fairground Panel Sign; Try Your Skill, circa 1940
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The double sided hand painted fairground sign designed to draw in the crowds at fairgrounds in the mid-twentieth century, with ‘Try Your Skill’ to one side and “4 Balls 2 D” to the o...
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Vintage 1940s English Mid-Century Modern Signs

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Pine

Swan Oil on Canvas by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas of a graceful swan by William Skilling, executed in a tongue-in-cheek Victorian parlour painting style typical of the artist, with contrived aging and distress...
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Antique 1880s American Folk Art Paintings

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Paint

  • Swan Oil on Canvas by William Skilling
  • Swan Oil on Canvas by William Skilling
  • Swan Oil on Canvas by William Skilling
  • Swan Oil on Canvas by William Skilling
H 35.5 in. W 41.5 in. D 2 in.
William Skilling Oil Painting on Canvas of a Leopard
By William Skilling
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas of a chained leopard. Folk Art painting in the Victorian parlor style intentional aging and distressing. Signed William Skilling in the lower right.
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Mid-20th Century British Colonial Paintings

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Canvas

Oil Painting on Canvas of a Rhinoceros by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on canvas of a rhinoceros in a tropical setting executed in a folky naive style as characterized by the noted artist with contrived aging. Presented in a faux tortoise f...
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20th Century American Victorian Paintings

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Paint

Oil on Canvas Painting of Romping Dogs by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large modern oil painting of two dogs romping in a lush woodland scene. The greyhound with his muscular racing form, wearing a fancy red collar and leash being held by a spaniel with...
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20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

Large Oil on Canvas Hunt Party Scene by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Great example of a classic large-scale oil on canvas painting of an English hunt scene by William Skilling (1862-1964). Crisp and timeless, complete with dogs, horses, a footman and ...
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20th Century American British Colonial Paintings

Regency Style Tortoiseshell & Jaguar Motif Coffee Table by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Regency style Faux painted tortoiseshell & Jaguar Motif coffee table by William Skilling, Unsigned William Skilling (American/British, B.1940) Of generous proportions with four p...
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20th Century English Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Very Large Oil on Canvas Painting of Playful Dogs by William Skilling
By William Skilling
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very large oil on canvas painting of a big dog with bone, dressed in a custom detailed collar with the initials VA, a small dog looking enviously at the bone, frolics at his side, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Paintings

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Skill Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of skill furniture for your home. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paint, canvas and fabric. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. An item from our selection of skill furniture made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made choice in our collection of skill furniture over the years, but those crafted by William Skilling and Fred Torrey are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Skill Furniture?

Prices for a piece of skill furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,064 and can go as high as $24,000, while the average can fetch as much as $12,500.

Finding the Right Wall Decorations for You

An empty wall in your home is a blank canvas, and that’s good news. Whether you’ve chosen to arrange a collage of paintings in a hallway or carefully position a handful of wall-mounted sculptures in your dining room, there are a lot of options for beautifying your space with the antique and vintage wall decor and decorations available on 1stDibs.

If you’re seeking inspiration for your wall decor, we’ve got some ideas (and we can show you how to arrange wall art, too).

“I recommend leaving enough space above the piece of furniture to allow for usable workspace and to protect the art from other items damaging it,” says Susana Simonpietri, of Brooklyn home design studio Chango & Co.

Hanging a single attention-grabbing large-scale print or poster over your bar or bar cart can prove intoxicating, but the maximalist approach of a salon-style hang, a practice rooted in 17th-century France, can help showcase works of various shapes, styles and sizes on a single wall or part of a wall.

If you’re planning on creating an accent wall — or just aiming to bring a variety of colors and textures into a bedroom — there is more than one way to decorate with wallpaper. Otherwise, don’t overlook what textiles can introduce to a space. A vintage tapestry can work wonders and will be easy to move when you’ve found that dream apartment in another borough.

Express your taste and personality with the right ornamental touch for the walls of your home or office — find a range of contemporary art, vintage photography, paintings and other wall decor and decorations on 1stDibs now.

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