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Urban Country Furniture

About Urban Country
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.
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Large Odd Fellows Lodge Wood Star
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage wood painted odd fellows lodge star. Original paint surface. Iron staple construction. Original wiring and sockets in tact. We have not tested wires or sockets and make n...
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Vintage 1920s Signs

Materials

Wood

Vintage American Service Station Wood Sign Original Red Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Substantial wood service station sign with original paint surface. No tax! Nice original thick wood frame. Great conversation art piece. Super bold graphic letters that appear to hav...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Canvas Side Show Banner Carnival
Located in Santa Monica, CA
"First Time Here!" Fantastic graphic sideshow banner. Traditional heavy canvas. Some remaining leather straps and metal rings for hanging, Banner is torn in some places and lower...
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Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

Materials

Canvas

19th Century American Folk Art Iron Horse Weathervane
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes

Materials

Iron

Advertising Arrow Light 1940's
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic large-scale advertising arrow. Sheet iron construction with steady lights. Lights do not flash or chase. The arrow has a new heavy duty electrical cord attached. We have no...
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Vintage 1950s American Steampunk More Furniture and Collectibles

Original Wood Carved Carnival Midway Poster Letterpress
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Set of three original hand-carved letterpress made by the Neal Walters Poster Company. Fantastic carnival midway scene. Games, carnival rides and acrobats. Carved with incredible det...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Paint, Wood

Vintage "Lowest Prices" Grocery Market Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great kitchen conversation piece. Grocery store in market advertising trade sign, circa 1950s. Simple and too the point. Looks to be painted by the hand of a skilled sign painter.
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Fort Worth Hotel Oak Display Case Pair
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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...
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Early 20th Century American Mission Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Anonymous Abstract Geometric Painted Board
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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...
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century American General Store or Harvest Table
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Country Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood

Tall Apple Green General Store Cubby Vintage Hardware
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great apple green painted general store or hardware cubby cabinet, circa 1890-1900 . Very well constructed. Found in the mid-west.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Country Painted Furniture

Materials

Wood

Caution School Zone WPA Style Wood Sign Red White and Blue Hand Painted
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Chunky red, white and blue hand painted school safety zone sign. Super graphic and bold. Nice thick construction.
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Early Carnival Midway 7.5 Foot Tall Game Wheel Monterey with Gooseneck Light
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic giant carnival game wheel with applied scenic Monterey theme. All original surface paint. Chunky turned stand. Measures: 7 foot . Really unique gooseneck lamp for illuminat...
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Colorful Collection of Vintage Cast Iron Shoemaker Forms
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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 ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Wood Red White and Blue Wood Ballot Box American Folk Art
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Early 20th century locking ballot box. Found in the Kansas. Fantastic red, white and blue original paint alligatored surface. Nice graphic design piece. Great for storage.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

Materials

Iron

Wood Carved Gun American Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Amazing hand carved gun shop trade sign. Great collector piece. Original painted surface. Nice American Folk Art found in the midwestern United States. Very sturdy Primitive outsider...
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Vintage 1930s North American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Broadside Recruits Wanted sign from Brooklyn
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Wood carved and hand painted American Folk Art recruiting broadside. Fantastic imagery of lady liberty, eagle and patriotic shield. "Respond to your country's call". City of Brooklyn...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Clown Carousel Light, circa 1940s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A wonderfully expressive painted clown face adorns this staggered carousel light with vibrant original red, yellow and blue park paint.
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

19th Century Hand Forged Heavy Iron Arrow
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic chunky 19th century hand-forged iron arrow. Great shelf decoration. Could be wall mounted. Very solid piece.
Category

Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes

Materials

Iron

Vintage All American Cheerleading and Baton Twirling Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage wood and hand painted all American cheerleading and baton twirling sign. Double sided.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century Spanish Colonial Carved Santos with Glass Eyes
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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".
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Antique Late 19th Century Central American Spanish Colonial Sculptures a...

Materials

Gesso, Wood

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.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Fabric, Canvas

Collection of Three Carnival Shooting Gallery Target Knockover Birds
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Nice collection of three carnival midway knockover shooting gallery targets. Nice chunky pieces. Great original layers of white paint surface.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

New York City Fire Station FDNY Hand Painted Popeye American Folk Art
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great Folk Art painting from New York City. FDNY West Village Engine Company #18. Hand painted on masonite. Engine 18 is represented on Popeye's fire helmut and forearm tattoo. Fun p...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Wood, Masonite

Pair of Copper Relief Football Player Wall Hangings Period Football Uniforms
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great pair of copper relief football players. Period football union suit uniform and Morrell noseguards. Original painted surface. Original frames.
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Copper

Early American Wood and Iron Double Sided Railroad Station Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Northeastern United States cloakroom sign from rural train station, circa 1900s thick cut wood and heavy iron strapping. Lettering are individually cut out wood pieces. Double sided....
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Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Wood Carved American Folk Art Muscle Car
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Hand carved Folk Art American Muscle car. Wood carved with original paint surface.
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Vintage 1950s Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Southern Missionary Church Sign circa 1930s Original Black and White Surface
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Missionary church sign found in the southern United States, circa 1930s original black and white surface with fantastic hand lettering. Great aged surface.
Category

Vintage 1930s Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Vintage 1940s Pinup Roller Derby Roller Skate Case
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic pinup images and vintage roller-skating decals. Vintage roller derby skate carrying case. Great visual. Multiple vintage decals from 1940s Illinois roller rinks.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Folk Art Men at Work Sign Wood Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Double sided Men At Work pointing hand. Thick wood and hand painted. Great American Folk Art trade sign in the form of a pointing hand. Two drilled holes that must have been for hang...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

American Folk Art Wood and Iron Farm Bureau Weathervane Advertising Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great looking cartoon Midwestern Americana weathervane. Farm Bureau Insurance started in 1921. This great piece most likely was a premium or advertising piece. Hand painted wood with...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Weathervanes

Materials

Iron

Wood Carved Store Display Trade Sign Artist Paint Brushes Original Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic hand carved giant wood artist paintbrushes. All original multi colored paint surface. Completely wood carved. Perhaps part of a retail window display or a trade sign. Great...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Alfred E Neuman Real Estate Yard Sign American Folk Art
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Neuman midwestern United States real estate marketing sign, circa 1950s, Alfred E.. Great midcentury Folk Art Americana. Great graphic and wall hanging.
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Iron

Signed Snap Wyatt Sideshow Banner
By Snap Wyatt
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic "Plenty For Two" sideshow banner painted by Snap Wyatt. Great manageable size.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

American Folk Art Workshop Wrench Wood Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic and substantial wood and iron wrench tool sign. Hand written fractions and original yellow paint. Very sturdy and well made. Great industrial workshop turned folk art. The ...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Iron

Early 20th Century Carved and Painted Wood Whirligig
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Carved and painted wooden soldier whirligig. Early 20th century American. Soldier has a leather hat with wooden brim. Presented on simple custom museum stand.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Vintage American General Store Counter Table with Drawer Original Paint Surface
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great one drawer table that appears to have been the work horse for an American general store. Found in the great lakes area. Green and black original paint surface. Drawer is quite ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Painted Furniture

Materials

Wood

Southern United States Juke Joint Sign, circa 1940s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Hand painted sheet double sided metal sign from southern United States juke joint. Crackers! Great piece of southern Americana.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Sheet Metal

1920s Cast Iron American Soda Fountain Chairs Set of Four
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great set of four cast iron soda fountain chairs. Found in the northeast. Original multi layer pink and green paint surface. Also original leather chair surface. Very nice cast iron ...
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Chairs

Materials

Iron

American Folk Art Tool Museum Sign 1950 Tool Assemblage
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Wentworth Tool Museum sign assembled with scrap tools and hardware. Assemblage include many wrenches, drill bits, saws and scissors. Heavy iron construction. Great piece of American ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Iron

Collection of Three Vintage Carnival Midway Nickel Ride Red Signs
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fun collection of three vintage carnival midway signs. Nickel rides! Original professional sign painters handiwork. Excellent graphic skills. Great vintage age. All three signs have ...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

American Folk Art Cowboy and Horse Whirligig
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Tall one of a kind cowboy and horse spinning whirligig American Folk Art piece. Most likely from a larger folk art environment. Sheet steel construction on a large spoked farm wheel ...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

Materials

Iron, Sheet Metal

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...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Composition, Metal

Wood Lawn Bowling Game Original Caddy and Bowling Balls, circa 1900
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Lawn bowling set and caddy. The best orange and yellow paint. Great as a display or design accessory. Or play the game! Complete and as good as it gets. Includes 14 wood carved pins ...
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Antique Early 1900s North American Folk Art Sports Equipment and Memorab...

Materials

Wood

Pair of Wood Carved American Folk Art Dice
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Pair of nicely carved Folk Art dice. Quite heavy and solid. Original stained surface.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Sculptural Wood and Iron Strap 19th Century Farm Implement
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Super clean lines and sculptural 19th century American farm implement. Over eight and a half feet wide large scale looks amazing hung on a modern white wall. Wood with hand forged ir...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century North American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron

Odd Fellows or Free Masons Ceremonial Lodge Candle Holders Star Heart Anchor
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic lodge symbol candleholders. Brass and iron. Possibly one of a kind. Heart, anchor and star symbols. Really great look and functional. Measures: Heart 15" x 19.5 x 2 Ancho...
Category

20th Century North American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage General Store Hardware Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
General store HARDWARE department sign. Made and signed by professional sign maker. Excellent red and black hand lettering. Simple and graphic, circa 1900.
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Collection of Three Cast Iron Star Victorian Daughters of the Revolution Markers
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Collection of three Daughters of the Revolution cast iron star markers. Marked GAR Thos Feushaw Post 75 Conn.
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Antique 1890s North American Folk Art Garden Ornaments

Materials

Iron

Carved USWV Lodge Pedestal Podiums Folk Art American Flag and Clasped Hands
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic pair of ceremonial lodge pedestals from United Spanish War Veterans lodge in Toledo, Ohio. One with a very well carved and three dimensional American Flag marked Patriotism...
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Vintage 1930s Folk Art Painted Furniture

Materials

Wood

Folk Art Hand-Carved Wood Witch Weathervane
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Hand-carved Folk Art witch weathervane found in the northeast. Very nicely carved thick Folk Art weathervane with layers of heavy original paint surface. Nice piece of Americana.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Weathervanes

Materials

Wood

Southern United States African American Chip Carved Folk Art Church Altar
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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 ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Painted Furniture

Vintage Leather Medicine Ball
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage heavy leather medicine ball. Great worn chocolate brown leather patina. Hand-painted team info or weight numbers on side.
Category

Vintage 1920s Unknown Folk Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia

Materials

Leather

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

Materials

Canvas

Vintage Bronx Toy Factory Copper and Screw Eyes Iron Doll Mold Head
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Steampunk Toys and Dolls

Materials

Copper, Iron

Vintage Carnival Midway Wood Ring Toss Game
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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...
Category

Vintage 1950s Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Carved American Carnival Head, circa 1890s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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.
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Carnival Midway Wood Ring Toss Game
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Heavy Iron Industrial Work Boots Factory Molds
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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 ...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron

Collection of Three A&W Drive-In Rootbeer Burger Signs
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Sheet Metal