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Vintage Folk Art Doll / Oil Can with Articulating Arms
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage Folk Art doll with tin drum body (oil can) and articulating arms, circa 1950s. The piece is handmade with a doll head and arms and a tin can body. A very unique and cool piec...
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Early 20th Century American Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Tin

Vintage Folk Art Doll / Coffee Cans with Articulating Arms
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage Folk Art doll with tin drum body (coffee cans) and articulating arms, circa 1950s. The piece is handmade with a doll head and arms and a tin can body. A very unique and cool ...
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Early 20th Century American Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Tin

Vintage Folk Art Springerle Rolling Pin
Located in Houston, TX
This vintage carved wood rolling pin is used to make Springerle, a type of German biscuit with an embossed design made by pressing a mold onto rolled dough and allowing the impressio...
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20th Century German Folk Art More Folk Art

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Wood

Vintage Folk Art Fruit Stand Sign
Located in Seattle, WA
Charming and primitive, this wood sign is from a Texas roadside fruit stand and dates to the 1960s. Crude hand-lettering in bright red over a soft pumpkin-color background, this piec...
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20th Century American Signs

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Wood, Paint

  • Vintage Folk Art Fruit Stand Sign
  • Vintage Folk Art Fruit Stand Sign
  • Vintage Folk Art Fruit Stand Sign
  • Vintage Folk Art Fruit Stand Sign
H 11 in. W 58 in. D 1 in.
Vintage Folk Art Timber Rabbit Poly Chromed Carved Wood
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Folk Art timber rabbit, circa 1940s, Canadian. Long ears with folded arms with a Picasso style head. The rabbit is sitting upright on it's haunches poly-chromed carved wood.
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Oversize 3D Vintage Folk Art Object Tool Trade Sign Clothespin
Located in Denver, CO
Sculptural 1940s era handmade 3D Folk Art oversize tool or clothespin trade sign. Constructed of wood with matching silver and yellow painted surfaces to both sides. As found with wa...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

Vintage Folk Art Gun Lamp of Wrought Iron and Driftwood
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Folk Art table lamp handmade in the shape of a gun/ rifle using driftwood and wrought iron and having an antique horseshoe mounted as the front sight.
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20th Century American Folk Art Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vintage Folk Art Gun Lamp of Wrought Iron and Wood
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Folk Art table lamp handmade in the shape of a gun/ rifle using wood and wrought iron and having an antique horseshoe mounted as the front sight. Measures: Height 70 cm. ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Folk Art Hand-Made Carved and Painted Sag Harbor "Whale" Sign
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Crude Folk Art handmade 'whale' sign from Sag Harbor (ca. early 20th Century, USA). Hand-carved board with hand-painted details. Presented in original condition with good age / patin...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs

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Wood, Paint

Vintage Folk Art Moroccan Rug. Size: 6 ft. 4 in x 12 ft. 2 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful vintage Folk Art Moroccan rug, country of origin: Morocco, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 6 ft. 4 in x 12 ft. 2 in (1.93 m x 3.71 m).
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

62 Vintage Folk Art Hand Painted Apple Collection and Display, Circa 1890-1950
Located in New York, NY
Here is a lifetime collection of 62 painted apples made mostly as covered boxes for children to play with. Most of the apples are wooden, one is a set of nesting apples, several cont...
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20th Century Unknown Folk Art Toys

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Tin

Vintage Magician Magic Suitcase Hand Painted Folk Art
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic Magician's suitcase. Hand painted and lettered. Vintage Folk Art rabbit trick and card paintings. Great bookshelf display.
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Fabric, Canvas

Vintage Folk Art Table in Pine with Three Drawers, Sweden, Early 19th-Century
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Sweden, early 19th century. Folk Art work table in pine with three drawers. Original paint. Measures: H 73 x W 157 x D 76 cm.
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Painted Furniture

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Pine

Vintage Folk Art Springerle Rolling Pin
Located in Houston, TX
This vintage carved wood rolling pin is used to make Springerle, a type of German biscuit with an embossed design made by pressing a mold onto rolled dough and allowing the impressio...
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20th Century German Folk Art More Dining and Entertaining

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Wood

Vintage Folk Art Hand Painted Round Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Folk Art hand painted round box (Originally a cheese box) Black mate paint with floral and heart motifs on the top and floral bouquets all around the box. Palette in shades of blu...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Vintage Mexican Bull
Located in Dallas, TX
Mexican vintage Folk Art bull.
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Late 20th Century Ceramics

  • Vintage Mexican Bull
  • Vintage Mexican Bull
  • Vintage Mexican Bull
  • Vintage Mexican Bull
H 19 in. W 8.50 in. D 17.50 in.
Large Vintage Folk Art Eiffel Tower Accent Light or Lamp
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This vintage and substantial Folk Art rendering of the Eiffel Tower was made during the 1970's, presumably in the United States and lights up, providing a subtle red glow to accent t...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Table Lamps

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Softwood, Plastic

Vintage Folk Art Purple Moroccan Rug. Size: 6 ft. x 12 ft.
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Folk Art midcentury vintage purple Moroccan rug, country of origin: Morocco, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 6 ft. x 12 ft. (1.83 m x 3.66 m).
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Folk Art Glass Top Bass Drum Coffee, Accent or Cocktail Table
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This novel Folk Art glass topped drum coffee or cocktail table has no maker's tag on it, but it is presumed to have been made in the United States in circa 1940s. This vintage bass d...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Vintage Folk Art American Hooked Rug. Size: 3 ft 8 in x 2 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Folk Art hooked rug with barbershop quartet motif, country of origin: United States, date: circa mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft 8 in x 2 ft 10 in (1.12 m x 0.86 m).
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Vintage ANRI Folk Art Hand Carved & Painted Sculpture "The Lumberjack" by Duquet
By ANRI
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This vintage folk art hand carved and polychrome painted sculpture is signed with the maker's label of the ANRI group of cavers from Italy and done in circa 1960. This carving was bo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Softwood

Vintage Folk Art Dome Top Leather and Canvas Steamer Trunk Initialed 'H.K.'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique steamer trunk (circa 1920s) composed of a heavy black canvas exterior with leather straps / accents and brass hardware. The interior red canvas 'folder' with leather clasp ca...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Vintage ANRI Folk Art Hand Carved and Painted Sculpture "Old Habitant" by Duquet
By ANRI
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This vintage Folk Art hand carved and polychrome painted sculpture is missing the paper label from its base, but being attributed to the ANRI group of carvers from Italy and done in ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Softwood

Black Forest Key Rack Holder Wall Mount Vintage Folk Art German, 1930s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A lovely key holder board made of hand carved wood, made in the Black Forest area in Germany. Found at an estate sale in Nuremberg, Germany. It is not marked. A nice addition to your...
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Vintage 1930s German Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Vintage Southern Folk Ar Figure
By Craft and Folk Art Museum
Located in San Francisco, CA
Very kool piece of folk art. I am not exactly sure how old, but from bottom of base I would guess 1st quarter of 20th century. It is all wood and depicts what I believe is a black ma...
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Vintage 1920s North American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Wood

  • Vintage Southern Folk Ar Figure
  • Vintage Southern Folk Ar Figure
  • Vintage Southern Folk Ar Figure
  • Vintage Southern Folk Ar Figure
H 16.75 in. W 5.5 in. D 4.75 in.
Swallow's Nest Key Rack Holder Wall Mount Vintage Folk Art German, Black Forest
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A lovely key holder board made of hand carved wood, made in the Black Forest area in Germany. Found at an estate sale in Nuremberg, Germany. It is not marked. A nice addition to your...
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Vintage 1910s German Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Vintage German Christmas Tree Stand Iron Folk Art .
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hugh Christmas tree stand made of iron. The stand is decorated with three large hands painted Santa Claus. The Santa Claus is decorated on both sides with a Santa in red coat holding...
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Mid-20th Century German Folk Art More Folk Art

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Iron

Vintage Folk Art Demi Lune Table in Painted Wood, Sweden Mid 19th-Century
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Sweden, mid 19th-century Folk Art demi lune table with painted wood. A pair is available. The table was manufactured around 1850 in Hälsingland, and is wearing original paint fr...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Demi-lune Tables

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Wood

Vintage Folk Art Basket with Blue and White Stripes, Sweden, Mid 19th-Century
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Vintage Folk Artbasket with blue and white stripes, Sweden, Mid 19th-Century Folk art punnet painted blue and white. Rectangular shape. Manufactured of wooden shavings mid 1900s...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Decorative Baskets

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Bentwood

Vintage Peruvian Folk Art Framed Negreria Dance Cape
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce framed fragment of "Negreria" dance cape, circa 1940s, Huayucachi, Junin, Peru. Dating to the mid-20th century, the rare large size South American textile folk art hand-c...
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Mid-20th Century Peruvian Folk Art Tribal Art

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Textile, Cotton, Sequins

Vintage Unique Folk Art Made Metal and Cold-Painted Colonial Canon Model
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Folk Art constructed model canon was made in Canada by a retired millwright in 1984 in the British Colonial style. This model canon loosely resembles the British field artillery...
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Late 20th Century Canadian British Colonial More Folk Art

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Aluminum, Brass

Vintage School Crossing Safety Guard Folk Art Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Original hand painted school safety crossing guard sign. Sheet metal and wood. Great original surface. Has original leaning brace mounted on back, but could also be easily hung on a ...
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

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Sheet Metal

Unusual Vintage Paper Mache Folk Art, Parade "Carnival" Mask
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual vintage papier mâché Folk Art..parade "carnival" theater mask.
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Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

Adorable Vintage Peruvian Folk Art Pink Bunny Rabbit with Basket Handmade Wool
Located in National City, CA
Decorative doll. Adorable Vintage Peruvian folk art pink bunny rabbit with basket handmade wool. Measures: 12 H X 6.25 W X 11.5 D Unmarked. Preowned unrestored original vintage c...
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Vintage 1960s Peruvian Folk Art Toys

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Textile, Wool

Large Vintage Wood Americana Folk Art Barber Shop Billboard Sign, c 1940s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Simple and graphic Barber Shop Sign. Big scale! Original hand painted surface by professional sign painter. Great Americana folk art. Nicely designed and made multi layer frame. Some...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

Vintage Miniature Folk Art Shaker Style Wall Hanging Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Folk Art hand painted miniature cabinet with two shelves and one drawer. Measures: 16”.    
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Mid-20th Century Shaker Models and Miniatures

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Hardwood, Paint

1950 Vintage American Folk Art Band Stand Hand Painted Goofy Jazz Music Stand
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Hand painted band stand folding music stand, circa 1950s. Great folk art design and Goofy dog painted. Possibly from the Jazz Mill in Phoenix. Great wall hanging. When opened the de...
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

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Composition, Metal

Large Vintage Latin American Hispanic Devil Diablo Folk Art Mask with Horns
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic piece. Really quite unique. We have not seen another quite like it. Made from heavy wood and features real horns. Likely South or Central American or perhaps from...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Folk Art Masks

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Wood, Paint

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. Great example of American folk art banner painting. The Great American African Camel ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

Vintage Hand-Carved Folk Art Dog Head
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Folky hand-carved dog head found in the midwest.
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Large Vintage Xochiquetzal Mexican Folk Art Lidded Serving Bowl by Teresa Duran
Located in Vallejo, CA
A large vintage Folk Art pottery serving bowl from Xochiquetzal, Mexico by Teresa Duran. Lovely handpainted designs in earthy gray, blue, and brown glazes. Perfect for serving soups ...
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Late 20th Century Central American Folk Art Platters and Serveware

Materials

Pottery

Overscale Vintage Carved Wood Folk Art Toy Train Set, 3 Pieces
Located in Miami, FL
Overscale vintage carved wood Folk Art Toy train set Offered for sale is an overscale vintage carved wood folk art toy train set. The set includes 3 separate pieces including the ...
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Mid-20th Century American Toys

Materials

Wood

Vintage Handmade Wooden Whirligig Officer, European Folk Art, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large figural standing officer or Policeman whirligig. Its hand-carved from Pine and handprinted black and white. The face is plain yet skillfully carved with painted facial features...
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Vintage 1950s European Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Pine

Vintage European Folk Art Cockerel, Early 20th Century
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Vintage European Folk Art Cockerel, early 20th Century. Rustic and hand-carved with original paint.
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Early 20th Century European Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Carved Vintage Canister with Cannibals, Brain Eaters
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A hand carved wooden canister or jar with occult - ritualistic motifs. The lid/front depicts a couple of persons eatings the brain of a cross sected/half human head. The bottom part ...
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Vintage 1970s Folk Art More Folk Art

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Hardwood

40 Antique & Vintage Assorted Artificial Fake Faux Wax Centerpiece Display Fruit
Located in Dayton, OH
Lot of 40 pieces of antique and vintage wax fruits, including apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pears and peaches. Measures: Banana - 6.75” x 2” x 1.5” (Length x Width x Depth).    
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Early 20th Century Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Composition

Pair of Large Vintage American Folk Art Holiday Candle Sculptures
Located in Forney, TX
Add unique decorative character, elegant charm, and warm, whimsical Holliday fun with this one of a kind pair of vintage American folk art sculptural painted red slatted wood Christm...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Vintage Art Deco Paisley Upholstery Fabric with Gold Accents
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Beautiful antique sateen is woven into stunning Art Deco style paisley design in red, green, purple, and brown with luminous gold accents. This fabric could be used for clothing, d...
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Vintage 1950s American More Folk Art

Materials

Satin

Vintage Margo Alexander 1950s Wood Framed Print
By Margo Alexander
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Margo Alexander 1950s wood framed print Size 8.75 x 8.75 x 0.5 Stamped Margo Alexander.
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Paper, Glass, Wood

Vintage 1960s Hand Sewn Framed Afghan Waistcoat
Located in Søborg, DK
Unique hand sewn and crafted 1960s Afghan waistcoat. This waistcoat is one of a kind and made with great skill and attention to detail. The colors are still vibrant and bright and ...
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Late 20th Century English Folk Art More Folk Art

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Leather, Wool, Cotton

  • Vintage 1960s Hand Sewn Framed Afghan Waistcoat
  • Vintage 1960s Hand Sewn Framed Afghan Waistcoat
  • Vintage 1960s Hand Sewn Framed Afghan Waistcoat
  • Vintage 1960s Hand Sewn Framed Afghan Waistcoat
H 27.56 in. W 24.81 in. D 1.97 in.
Collection of Eighteen Vintage Swedish Dala Horses Nils Olsson, Sweden Folk Art
By Nils Olsson
Located in Nuernberg, DE
This offer is for a collection of eighteen Swedish Dala horses by Nils Olsson. These are hand carved painted wood. The largest one is approximate 16 1/2" high, 15" wide and 5" deep. ...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Folkart Longhorn Steer Head Coat Rack Red and White Vintage Fun
Located in Topeka, KS
Interesting and fun vintage red and white folkart longhorn steer head coat rack in all its as found glorious patina, circa 1950. What a fine and fun bovine this is! circa 1950s fo...
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20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Bean Beater, Natural Wood Branch, Japanese, Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Vintage Bean Beater, natural wood branch, Japanese, mid-20th century A natural branch shaped like a wishbone. A kitchen tool to shuck beans by "beating" or pounding on them. Mounted...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Hardwood

Lot of Five Vintage Swedish Dala Rooster Chicken by Nils Olsson, Sweden Folk Art
By Nils Olsson
Located in Nuernberg, DE
This offer is for a collection of five Swedish Dala rooster Chicken by Nils Olsson. Each is hand carved painted wood. Nice display item for every room. The large one is approx. 6 3/4...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Collection of Nine Vintage Swedish Dala Horses by Nils Olsson, Sweden Folk Art
By Nils Olsson
Located in Nuernberg, DE
This offer is for a collection of nine Swedish Dala Horses by Nils Olsson. These are hand carved painted wood. The largest one is approximate 10 1/2" high, 9 1/4" wide and 3" deep. T...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Rare Large Vintage Swedish Dala Rooster Chicken by Nils Olsson, Sweden Folk Art
By Nils Olsson
Located in Nuernberg, DE
This offer is for a Swedish Dala rooster Chicken by Nils Olsson. It is hand carved painted wood. Nice display item for every room.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Collection of Four Vintage Swedish Dala Horses by Nils Olsson, Sweden Folk Art
By Nils Olsson
Located in Nuernberg, DE
This offer is for a collection of four Swedish Dala Horses by Nils Olsson. These are hand carved painted wood. The larger one is approximate 6 3/4" high, 6 3/8" wide and 1 7/8" deep....
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Paint

Large Vintage or Antique Folk Art Pottery Sewer Tile Type Cat Figure Sculpture
Located in Wilton, CT
Large folk pottery cat figure in abstracted form, sitting alert with ears pricked, circa early 20th century. With terrific, original, cold painted and varnished yellow and red finish...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pottery

Dutch Vintage Speculaas Mold
Located in Houston, TX
Dutch vintage speculaas mold that depicts farm life. A speculass is a is a type of spiced short crust biscuit. Four molds engraved on the front include farmers and wheat and the back...
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20th Century Dutch More Folk Art

Materials

Wood

  • Dutch Vintage Speculaas Mold
  • Dutch Vintage Speculaas Mold
  • Dutch Vintage Speculaas Mold
  • Dutch Vintage Speculaas Mold
H 1 in. W 11.5 in. D 4 in.
Moroccan Vintage Gentleman Caftan
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan yellow gold color embroidered with gold trim, circa 1960s. This long maxi dress kaftan is embroidered and embellished with traditional designs in gold. One...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

Materials

Fabric

  • Moroccan Vintage Gentleman Caftan
  • Moroccan Vintage Gentleman Caftan
  • Moroccan Vintage Gentleman Caftan
  • Moroccan Vintage Gentleman Caftan
H 58 in. W 20 in. D 0.05 in.
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Vintage Folk Art For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of vintage folk art for your home. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and metal. If you’re shopping for an item from our selection of vintage folk art, we have 1631 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A choice in our collection of vintage folk art made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. A well-made object in our assortment of vintage folk art has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Berber Tribes of Morocco, Navajo Indian Art and Navajo are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Folk Art?

Prices for a piece of vintage folk art start at $25 and top out at $48,000 with the average selling for $875.

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.