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Urban Country houses unique objects and colorful remnants of America's past. Starting in the late 1990's, Steven Schwartz and Casey Hale have focused the Urban Country collection on anonymous American Folk art as well as pieces from carnivals, circuses and sideshows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vintage sideshow banners, shooting galleries and ventriloquist heads are on display alongside vintage industrial furniture and lighting, antique American flags, massive 19th century general store tables, anonymous American folk art and humorous vintage and antique road signage. Every piece evokes a personal narrative, documenting the American experience throughout the decades.
Early 20th Century Cast Iron Architectural Pineapple Finials, Pair
Early 20th Century Cast Iron Architectural Pine...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Architectural Elements
Iron
Pair of late 19th-early 20th century cast iron pineapple finials. Great original layers of white paint. Each lifts off original base. Very sturdy and solid when placed on base.
19th Century American Folk Art Iron Horse Weathervane
19th Century American Folk Art Iron Horse Weath...
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes
Iron
Ex. Jane Cipley collection. Fantastic sheet and strap iron horse weathervane. Originally found in the midwest. Old make-do repair to tail. Great piece of Americana.
Southern United States African American Chip Carved Folk Art Church Altar
Southern United States African American Chip Ca...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Painted Furniture
Amazing work of African American folk art. Very detailed and many layers of original paint surface. Found in the southern United States. Great storage box on top of the alter with a ...
Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carnival Midway Folk Art Sideshow Banner
Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carniva...
Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
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 ...
Late 19th Century Pianos Trade American Folk Art Trade Sign 8 Feet Long
Late 19th Century Pianos Trade American Folk Ar...
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Late 19th century American Folk Art Pianos trade sign. 8 feet long. Very graphic time worn art piece. Looks great on a stark white wall. Black with grey letters on one side and black...
Vintage Bronx Toy Factory Copper and Screw Eyes Iron Doll Mold Head
Vintage Bronx Toy Factory Copper and Screw Eyes...
Vintage 1950s American Steampunk Toys and Dolls
Copper, Iron
Vintage Bronx toy factory industrial doll head mold. Awesome screw eyes. Fantastic patina and layered surface from exposure to various chemicals and high heat during the manufacturin...
Vintage Leather Medicine Ball
Vintage Leather Medicine Ball
Vintage 1920s Unknown Folk Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
Vintage heavy leather medicine ball. Great worn chocolate brown leather patina. Hand-painted team info or weight numbers on side.
Collection of Indian Clubs with Original Paint Surface
Collection of Indian Clubs with Original Paint ...
Antique 1890s Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Large collection of 15 Indian clubs or juggling pins with original paint surface. Great alligatored patina on many. Late 19th and early 20th century clubs. Indian clubs rose to popul...
Antique Casino Carnival Gambling Game Wheel Wood and Iron
Antique Casino Carnival Gambling Game Wheel Woo...
Evans Gaming Company
Vintage 1910s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Antique tabletop gaming wheel. Most likely made by Evan's gaming company. Graphic painted dice in original paint surface. Heavy cast iron stand and leather strap.
Carved American Carnival Head, circa 1890s
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Finely featured carved man's head found in the southern United States. Most likely a late 19th century carnival head featured in a ball or ring toss game.
Vintage Carnival Midway Wood Ring Toss Game
Vintage 1950s Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Great vintage carnival midway ring toss game. Perfect wall art. Wood with original park paint surface. These appear to be one of a kind carny made pieces for a traveling carnival. Bo...
Vintage Transportation Roadside Curved Road Ahe...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Early American road sign. Curved road ahead! Great patina and alligatored paint surface. Very heavy wood construction. Perhaps a one of a kind sign for a private country road. Nice g...
Vintage Carnival Midway Wood Ring Toss Game
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Great vintage carnival midway ring toss game. Perfect wall art. Wood with original park paint surface. These appear to be one of a kind carnie made pieces for a traveling carnival. B...
Carousel Horse Hand Carved Early 20th Century
Luis Ortega
Vintage 1940s Mexican Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Dynamic carved carousel horse from the studio of Luis Ortega in Puebla, Mexico. Original park paint. Presented on custom museum iron stand. Horse lifts off stand for ease of transpor...
Heavy Iron Industrial Work Boots Factory Molds
Early 20th Century American Industrial Sculptures and Carvings
Iron
These are super cool and sculptural. Really heavy iron Industrial work boot molds. These things are solid! Stamped with factory numbers and mold info. Vintage industrial design does ...
Collection of Three A&W Drive-In Rootbeer Burge...
Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Signs
Sheet Metal
In 1963, A&W introduce four choices of hamburgers and their corresponding burger family members. Papa Burger, Mama Burger, Teen Burger and Baby Burger. Each burger wrapper had a wrap...
American Farm Drop Leaf Folk Art Table Oyster W...
Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Farm Tables
Wood
Exceptionally well constructed drop leaf American Folk Art farm table with bevelled top and sculpted carved and tapered legs, circa 1900 found in MIssouri. Fantastic alligatored pain...
Collection of Three Black Vintage Leather Medic...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
Great vintage collection of three black leather medicine balls. Excellent warm vintage patina. Traces of white painted team letters and numbers.
Cast Iron Clock Face Surround from Observatory ...
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Signs
Iron
Very cool cast iron clock face surround, observatory time. Double-sided with great paint surface. Substantial heavy duty iron hooks. Lots of potential to get creative with this piece...
Pop Art Style Miller High Life Metal Trade Signs
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs
Sheet Metal
These large Miller High Life trade signs make quite a statement hung on a Stark white wall. Superb example of American pop art advertising. The champagne of beer! Miller High Life hi...
American Odd Fellows Lodge Black Wood Counter F...
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Painted Furniture
Wood
Great 19th century American folk art counter with original grain painted surface. Fantastic Hourflassl painted design. Open back. Very solid and sturdy counter. Please note the red c...
Black and Gold 19th Century Men's Department St...
Antique Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Simple and graphic 19th century American department store or general store men's sign. Gold lettering and border and black background. Original paint surface. Sign shows its age. Som...
American Odd Fellows Lodge Wood Red Counter Fol...
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Painted Furniture
Wood
Great 19th century American Folk Art counter with original grain painted surface. Fantastic Gavel painted design. Open back. Very solid and sturdy counter. Gavel counter dimensio...
American Legion Baseball and Basketball Folk Ar...
Unknown
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Paintings
Pair of baseball and basketball paintings found in a Midwestern American Legion hall. These were proudly displayed behind the legion hall bar. Great sports related subject matter. Ba...
Soap Box Derby Carnival Midway Car Racing Sign
Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Signs
Composition
Graphic hand-painted signs. Most likely from an American soap box derby race track or perhaps carnival midway ride. Presented in black wraparound metal frame.
Early 20th Century Liberty Truth Equality Justi...
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
Metal
Late 1920s unique collection of American folk art hand painted lightbox wall panel signs created by a sign company in Chicago. The panels hung in the Appanose Country Courthouse in C...
Carnival Midway Cast Iron Spinning Disc and Duc...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Large-scale carnival midway cast iron spinning disk and knock over duck shooting gallery target. A prize shot that would have had bells or ringers when shot through holes. Duck targe...
Late 19th Century American General Store or Har...
Antique Late 19th Century American Country Dining Room Tables
Wood
Great late 19th century general store counter with nicely turned legs. Perfect large dining table or centre island for work kitchen. A total workhorse. Could have casters put on to r...
Carnival Midway Cast Iron Spinning Disc and Rab...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron
Large-scale carnival midway cast iron spinning disk and knock over rabbit shooting gallery target. A prize shot that would have had bells or ringers when shot through spinning holes....
Industrial Marble Slab Candy Maker, Bakery or L...
Vintage 1930s American Industrial Industrial and Work Tables
Marble
Chunky marble slab table found in the Midwest. Most likely an industrial factory table. Uses could have been for candy making, an industrial bakery or lab. Awesome honed marble with ...
Late 19th Century Fiske Foundry Cast Iron Dog
J.W. Fiske & Company
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Statues
Iron
J.W. Fiske foundry attributed cast iron Whippet dog. Incredible white paint surface with many different layers of white paint.
Carnival Midway Flashing Sputnik Light
Vintage 1950s American Steampunk Carnival Art
Plastic
Vintage flashing Sputnik light from carnival midway. Real attention grabber. One side has old repair. Please see images. All sockets in good working order.
Folk Art Trade Sign Smarty Pants For Her
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Smarty Pants For Her! Midcentury American Folk Art trade sign from a dress shop. Measures 5 feet 6 inches long by 1 foot 8 inches wide.
Anonymous Abstract Geometric Painted Board
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Paintings
Wood
Bold geometric abstract board found in Texas. We have a collection of these boards from an anonymous artist. Painted on recycled cupboard doors, table tops, stool tops and bread boar...
Anonymous Abstract Geometric Painted Board
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Paintings
Wood
Bold geometric abstract board found in Texas. We have a collection of these boards from an anonymous artist. Painted on recycled cupboard doors, table tops, stool tops and bread boar...
Anonymous Abstract Geometric Painted Board
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Paintings
Wood
Bold geometric abstract board found in Texas. We have a collection of these boards from an anonymous artist. Painted on recycled cupboard doors, table tops, stool tops and bread boar...
Anonymous Abstract X Geometric Painted Board
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Bold geometric abstract board found in Texas. We have a collection of these boards from an anonymous artist. Painted on recycled cupboard doors, table tops, stool tops and bread boar...
Iron Apple Orchard Folk Art Trade Sign
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Signs
Iron
Vintage heavy sheet iron trade sign with fantastic subject matter. Giant apple with original paint surface and excellent hand lettering. Very dynamic piece of American Folk Art. Heav...
Wood Carved Folk Art American Muscle Car
Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Hand-carved Folk Art pink and white midcentury car. Fun display piece. Quite a heavy piece.
Carnival Midway Punk Knockdown Goat Game
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
Vintage carnival punk. Unusual goat named "Billie". Knock "Billie" over and win the prize.
Colorful Collection of Vintage Cast Iron Shoema...
Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art
Iron
Fantastic collection of 17 iron shoe maker forms in multiple colors of original paint. Countless ways to display on wall, tabletop or shelf display. Many with foundry marks. Unusual ...
Folk Art Adam and Eve from Midwest Lodge
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Painted Furniture
Wood
Fantastic hand-painted and carved lodge piece from the Midwest. Painting depicts Eve picking the apple from the snakes mouth. The Stand has a hand-carved snake that wraps around the ...
Vintage Circus or Sideshow Hand-Painted Giant C...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
Vintage one of a kind circus or sideshow hand painted banner with a giant clown balancing a feather on his nose. Original paint on a light canvas sheet. The banner is stamped on the ...
Vintage Americana Mid-Century Neon Barber Shop ...
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs
Metal
Fantastic 13.5 foot long Mid-Century vintage neon barber shop sign. Total statement piece. Unusual three dimensional channel letters. Many layers of red, white and blue paint surface...
Early 20th Century Fort Worth Hotel Oak Display...
Early 20th Century American Mission Cabinets
Oak
Fantastic oak display cases. Join together to form a bowtie shape. Each has one door for access and original glass shelves (not shown in images). Very solid and sturdy. These are rea...
Vintage Carnival Midway Penny Pitch Game
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Nicely scaled carnival midway penny pitch game. Original paint surface. Graphic bold design with great colors.
Cast Iron Railroad DERAIL Sign, Early 20th Century
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs
Iron
Very thick cast iron DERAIL sign, early 20th century American railroad. Great original yellow and black paint. Two holes for easy mounting. This sign is quite heavy.
Abstract Wood and Iron Carousel Horse Vermont, ...
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Abstract carousel horse from an early 20th century Vermont park, rare in their simplicity of form. Wood simply carved with original park paint surface. Iron stirrups and stand. Great...
Vintage Life-Sized Folk Art Wood Monkey and Ban...
Vintage 1930s North American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Glass, Wood
Vintage wood carved monkey with banana. Pretty expressive with glass eyes and original paint surface. Perhaps a throw back from Norma Desmond and Sunset Boulevard? Life-sized carving.
Vintage Wood Caved Folk Art Mickey Mouse and Mi...
Vintage 1940s Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Vintage double-sided Mickey and Minnie Mouse wood carvings. Original paint surface, circa 1940s found in New York. Mickey's dimensions are 9.75" x 8" x 11.5" tall. Minnie's dimen...
Vintage Wood Geometry Surface and Volume Teachi...
Early 20th Century American Steampunk Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Fantastic multidimensional geometry teaching sphere. Wonderful warm patina to wood surface. Original notes displayed on the sphere and inside. Opens up to many different shapes and o...
Late 19th Century Spanish Colonial Carved Santo...
Antique Late 19th Century Central American Spanish Colonial Sculptures a...
Gesso, Wood
Late 19th century hand-carved Santos with inset glass eyes and original gesso paint surface. On custom museum display stand. Base measures 6" x 6".
Vintage Resuscitation Male Dummy Training Head
Mid-20th Century American Steampunk More Folk Art
Rubber
Vintage resuscitation man's head. Open mouth connected to tubes that would raise chest for CPR training. Resuscitation dummies were invented in the 1950s by Asmund Laerdal. Laerdal h...
Concrete Soldier Statue circa 1900 Chicago Area...
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures
Concrete
Exceptional 6 ft. tall American Folk Art concrete soldier statue with original paint surface and inset glass 'gem.' Fantastic workmanship. Originally part of a garden estate in South...
Vintage Carnival Midway Double Game Wheel or Ga...
20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Vintage double game wheel found in the south. Carnival midway or perhaps for table gambling. Original red paint surface. Both wheels spin freely.
Early Carnival Midway Sideshow or Circus Prop S...
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Great early vintage, circa 1920s sideshow or circus prop sign. Egyptian mummy shipping crate. Very graphic and quite possibly one of a kind. Found in the southern United States.
19th Century Cast Iron Fiske Cherub Boy Garden ...
J.W. Fiske & Company
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Garden Ornaments
Iron, Limestone
Cherub garden statue attributed to Fiske Foundry, circa 1870s. Great original black surface with traces of old white paint surface. Holes in feet where he attaches to old limestone b...
Vintage Bronx Toy Factory Copper Iron Doll Mold...
Mid-20th Century American Steampunk Toys
Copper, Iron, Latex
Vintage Bronx toy factory industrial doll head mold with original production plastic latex doll head attached. Fantastic patina and layered surface from exposure to various chemicals...
Religious Chalkware Diorama
Unknown
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Religious Items
Amazing religious chalkware wall hanging found in a Catholic church in Philadelphia. The pictures describe it all. Wonderful detail and dimension.
Parker Carousel Company Wood Carved Chariot Side
John Adams Parker
Early 20th Century American Steampunk Carnival Art
Wood
Carved wood Parker Carousel chariot side. Fantastic carved dragon with the original jewel eye.
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