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Folk Art For Sale
19th C. Old Hickory Miniature Log Cabin Playing Card Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th C old hickory miniature log cabin playing card box or cigarette box.
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Folk Art

Materials

Hickory, Wood

Black and Gold Lacquered Thai Elephant Sculpture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Black and Gold Lacquered Thai Elephant sculpture. This small elephant sculpture was handcrafted and hand-painted with several coats of glossy black lacquer and than the ceremonial a...
Category

Late 20th Century Thai Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Fruitwood

Primitive Vernacular Windsor Stick Back Folk Chair
Located in London, GB
A sculptural primitive stick back chair of smaller scale, likely Welsh or Irish, heavily patinated with layers of distressed paint.
Category

19th Century Welsh Antique Folk Art

Materials

Elm

Etrusco-Italic Bronze Nagau Type Helmet, XRF Tested
Located in London, GB
Circa 400-350 BC A bronze Etrusco-Italic helmet, a variant of the Negau type, a regional Italian style with a characteristically conical shape. The tall, capped form resolves in a...
Category

15th Century and Earlier European Antique Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Antique Wooden Board, "Abstract Sculptures", Wabi-Sabi, Mingei
Located in Katori-Shi, 12
This is a Japanese antique Wooden Board in the Meiji period(1860s-1900s). It is Japanese fine zelkova wood. Years of use and aging have given it a beautiful look. It was used ...
Category

Early 20th Century Meiji Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Good Large Bust of a Roman Lady in the Pre-Raphealite Style
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A good large bust of a Roman Lady in the Pre-Raphealite style This is a good quality bust, the young woman has a fey demeanour and long, thick, wavy hair which is tied back falli...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

19th C Coffee Grinder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th C Coffee Grinder. Grinder is in good working condition.
Category

19th Century American Country Antique Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Iron

Mariners Compass Crib Quilt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mariners Compass Crib Quilt. (Circa 1938) This Quilt is Very Finely Executed w/ Floating Stars on the Outside Boarder. Pristine condition. The quilt is from a private Folk Art Colle...
Category

20th Century American Country Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Incanto Bust by Raffaello Romanelli
Located in Milan, IT
A glorious work of art by sculptor Raffaello Romanelli, this piece is an original and singular sculpture handcrafted of gypsum. It depicts the bust of a naked female body, imbued wit...
Category

2010s Italian Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

Large Thai Asian Carved Wood Gilt Lacquer Kneeling Praying Temple Shrine Figure
Located in Studio City, CA
Truly, a wonderful piece. We gravitated towards it upon first sight. Very well done, beautiful detail and coloring. Quite unusual and rare in this pose. Very well preserved. We have ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Thai Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Eye Dazzler Navajo Pillow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Eye Dazzler Navajo pillow. Zippered sham. Feather and down insert.
Category

20th Century American Navajo Folk Art

Materials

Wool

20th Century Hand Painted Sign For Ellis Pearson & Co, c.1950
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Mid 20th Century hand painted wooden advertising sign for Ellis Pearson & Co Ltd from 1950's, when the Sheffield based company were pottery glass and china merchants. Although still ...
Category

20th Century British Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Japanese Asian Hand Painted Lacquered Temple Shrine Plaque Fish Ocean 19th Cent.
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful and intricate work likely originally from a Japanese Temple. The hand painted scene depicts an oceanic scene full of playful marine creatures. Would be a unique and wo...
Category

19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Lacquer, Paint

1876 Antique American Centennial Bank Note Engraving 18 Presidents 36 States
By American Bank Note Company
Located in Dayton, OH
"Rare antique 1876 bank note engraving commemorating the Centennial anniversary of the United States of America and advertising the Great Falls Company; produced by the American Bank...
Category

1870s American Classical Antique Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Large Carved Frame Decorated with a Nautical Theme and Holding a Nautical Print
Located in Fort Payne, AL
This is a large carved frame decorated with a nautical theme and holding a nautical print. It is inscribed "A Helping Hand" in incised letters highlighted with gold paint. There is a...
Category

Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

19th C Original Gray Painted Slatted Fruit Basket W/Wire Handle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th C original gray painted slatted fruit basket w/wire handle 5 x 10 with handle down 15 x 18 with handle fully extended upward.
Category

19th Century American Country Antique Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Large Indain Weaving Pillow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic Large Indain Weaving Pillow. Pale Golden Yellow, Gray, off White Colors. Beautiful backing. Feather and Down Insert. Zippered Casing.
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Folk Art

Materials

Wool

TA RA TA TA, Seminara Ceramic Mask
Located in Paris, FR
The apotropaic (warding off evil) mask from Seminara can be distinguished by its horns, wide eyes, mustache, and screaming mouth with its tongue sticking out. The masks are finished ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Sailor's Woolwork With Makers Name, Walter Stannard & Dated 1865
Located in Downingtown, PA
British Sailor's Woolwork with Maker’s Name, ” Walter Stannard” & Dated 1865. The sailor's woolie depicts a ship within a life preserver ring with "Walter Stannard 1865" sown on ...
Category

Mid-19th Century English Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Abalone, Wool

Vintage French Mannequin
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A vintage French Mannequin The Mannequin or Tailors Dummy, dates from around 1900 the mannequin is in original condition, the age darkened linen is slightly tatty and the Stand h...
Category

Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Linen

Late 19th Century Small Bronze Vishnu Statue
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Late 19th century small bronze statue of Vishnu, chiseled with great detail on a fine casting, lost wax process. 2 1/2" x 1 3/8" x 4 1/4" h. We have been a major source for the se...
Category

Late 19th Century Indian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Mickey Forever Young 90th Anniversary Limited Edition by Bosa, Elena Salmistraro
By Bosa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Mickey Forever Young designed by Elena Salmistraro for Bosa is a sculpture made of ceramic, born from the collaboration between Bosa and Disney to celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th years...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

1930s Art Deco Chriopractor Neon Can Sign
Located in Buffalo, NY
Great old vintage neon sign,retains original red neon,transformer etc. Super art deco styling and design. Amazing scrypt.
Category

1930s American Art Deco Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Lombok Tribal Serving Tray 'Dulang' / Small Table in White
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This is a large 'Dulang' from Lombok. Dulangs amid Indonesia serve a number of purposes depending on the region they originate from. In Lombok 'Dulang' Tray were used as small tables...
Category

1950s Indonesian Other Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

1900s Scandinavian Wooden Baker's Peel, Set of Three
Located in High Point, NC
These three antique wooden bread paddles were crafted in Scandinavia. Three one-of-a-kind paddles with long handles and curved rectangular boards, beautifully preserved with an origi...
Category

Early 1900s Scandinavian Rustic Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Yacht Quarterboard
Located in Nantucket, MA
Vintage mid century yacht quarterboard, circa 1950, a hand carved and hand painted yacht name-board in weathered but very strong and stable painted surface. Great name and attractive...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Solid Brass Ship or Yacht Porthole
Located in Norwell, MA
Polished and lacquered ship's porthole with hinged door and two dog bolts. Very Fine finish and clear glass. Circa 1930. Fifteen inch overall.
Category

1930s American Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage Turi-Design Lotte Pitcher, Made in Norway
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Turi-Design Lotte hand painted pitcher, Made in Norway, stamped 1075 on Bottom, F/F Figgjo Flint Flameware, # 1075. The pitcher is high gloss white ceramic with a girl weari...
Category

Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Porcelain

Original French Art Deco Period Poster by Paul Colin, 1928
Located in Baltimore, MD
This is an original French Art Deco Period advertising poster ‘Marguerite Valmond’ by Paul Colin printed by H. Chachoin. Made famous in 1928, spectacular and exquisitely made. This l...
Category

1920s French Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Azerbaijan Blown Art Glass Vase
Located in Pasadena, TX
Azerbaijan Russian art glass fluted vase. Measures: 12.75". Hand crafted art work features multiple layers of hand blown glass in shades of red and amber, rimmed in blue.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Azerbaijani Modern Folk Art

Materials

Art Glass

Antique Elf Sculpture "Digging For Gold"
Located in South Burlington, VT
Digging For Gold- Rare Form Gardener's Best Friend - As American as Apple Pie An American garden friendly elf or gnome- hand cast and hand painted. Imagine this fellow going ab...
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Musuem Quality 19th Century Chinese Hand-Puppet "Potehi"
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
An exquisite example of a Chinese Hand-Puppet "Potehi" dating to the 19th Century, with stunning embroidery on the puppets attire, elaborate features and detailing. Glove puppets suc...
Category

Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Folk Art

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Hand Carved Jackfruit Wood Bowl from Java, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A hand-carved jackfruit wood bowl from Java with subtle carved detailing. Dating to the early 20th century this bowl features a wonderful smooth finish and form. This bowl would have...
Category

Early 20th Century Indonesian Other Folk Art

Materials

Fruitwood

Carved Tuna Fish with Painted Finish
Located in Norwell, MA
Carved and painted Atlantic Bluefin tuna. Carved fins, gills, eyes and snout. Fitted with iron hanging bolts. This carved fish is reminiscent of the trade signs that would hang in th...
Category

2010s British Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Original Fashion Design Illustration Watercolor Painting Laura Ashley Designer
Located in Cirencester, GB
Original Fashion Design Illustration by Roz Jennings, British. Watercolor and ink on card, unframed, size: 12 x 8.25 inches. Condition: very good. A beautifully colorful and c...
Category

Late 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Other

Fantastic Early 19th C Navajo Indian Weaving Bolster Pillow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic early 19th C Navajo Indian weaving Bolster pillow. Beautiful red backing with zipperd casing. New feather and down insert.
Category

19th Century Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wool

French Vintage Enamel Advertising & Publicity Sign FREE SHIPPING
Located in Trensacq, FR
Vintage Enamel Publicity Sign c1960s France. An unusual French publicity sign used to advertise future events or products yet to come. Glossy red enamelled metal with AVENIR in whit...
Category

1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Good Size Hand Painted Antique Oil on Canvas Painting of Jesus Christ and Judas
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique and signed work of religious art, presented in the original antique frame. Two years ago we purchased the largest part of a Christian art collection and this unique paintin...
Category

Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Folk Art

Materials

Linen, Plaster, Wood, Paint

Vintage Red and Black Berber Moroccan Pillow
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan Berber red pillow cut from an old handwoven Moroccan tribal flat-weave Kilim tribal rug. Great handcrafted textile with red earth tone color handwoven by the Berber...
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Early 20th Century Jigger Doll “Norman”
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century Jigger Doll “Norman” We are proud to offer a charming early 20th century hand carved English articulated jigger doll, whom we have lovely names Norman. Norman i...
Category

1930s British Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Pine

19thc Early Day Bed W/ Rag Rug Cushions & Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19thc original worn black painted pine day bed with rag rug cushions. It also has pillows & cushions. The pastel rag rug is in pristine condition and very comfortable.
Category

Late 19th Century American Adirondack Antique Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Pair of Beautiful Early Geometric Navajo Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of beautiful early geometric Navajo pillows. Soft colors of ivory, taupe, beige and pink. Down and feather inserts. Zippered casing.
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Folk Art

Materials

Wool

19th Century Reverse Painted English Glass Games Board
Located in London, GB
19th Century Reverse Painted English Glass Games Board We are proud to offer a highly decorative 19th Century reverse painted glass games board. Depicting some delightful floral ...
Category

19th Century British Early Victorian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Glass, Paint

70s Abstract Modern Brass Art Object
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Beautiful decorative artwork made in the 1970s in Belgium. The brass form can indicate as well a face as the sail of a ship. It all depends in which angle you look at the artwork. Th...
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Stone, Brass

Antique Akha Hill Tribe Silver Cuff Bracelet, 517grams
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
An exceptionally large Akha Tribe woven silver bracelet with spiral design. This Tribal bracelet encompasses tradition Hill tribe silversmithing techniques with each silver strand cr...
Category

Early 20th Century Thai Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Silver

Early Ibibio Mask Fragment, Dark Red Face, Expressive Eyes, Early 20th C
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early Ibibio mask fragment from Nigeria, deep black-red pigment, expressive eyes. A compelling face on a custom metal stand. Old insect damage/erosion to proper right hair and side o...
Category

Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique 1860 Childrens Tricycle Horse Glass Eyes Wood Metal Fabric
Located in Munich, DE
This quite amazing children's tricycle has seen it's best days along time ago, however it has retained all it's charm and magic. The face, the handles and the wheels are made out of...
Category

1860s French Belle Époque Antique Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Bronze Sculpture “Structure Of A Butterfly Nursery” by Melquíades R. Sastre
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a heavy Patinated bronze sculpture “Structure of a Butterfly Nursery” by Puerto Rican sculptor, graphic’s artist, draftsman, and art teacher, Melquíades Rosario Sastre. He st...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Large Abstract Blue and Red Stoneware Ceramic Sculpture by Michel Lanos
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Michel Lanos (1926-2005) Large abstract stoneware ceramic sculpture by french artist Signed under the base Blue, red and black ceramic glazes colors Painted ceramic 20th...
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Christmas Big Red Nutcracker with Knife, Wood, Erzgebirge, Germany, 1970
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Big wooden nutcracker figure from the Erzgebirge. The region Erzgebirge formerly Eastern Germany is famous for this special kind of nutcrackers, where intricate carving has been thei...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Mid Century African Women Wood Sculpture
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional African wood carving ,mounted on custom-made steel base of women graciously looking forward, beautiful facial expression, and very nice and intricate hairdo. Great objec...
Category

1960s Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Brutalist Welded Metal Sculpture by California Artist Frank Cota
Located in Nantucket, MA
Torch cut and welded sheet metal and iron rods with weathered surface, creating a central disc within a circle and arcs creating broken circles and giving an illusion of motion. Set ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Folk Art

Materials

Metal

American Indian Art by Norman Feder Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
American Indian Art by Norman Feder Hardcover Book Discussing and illustrating the art forms of the Native Americans of North America, a comprehensive tour covers such areas as the ...
Category

20th Century American Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Victorian Marble Solitaire Game with Walnut Board and 33 Handmade Marbles
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a complete marble solitaire game, having a very good hardwood board and a complete set of 33 clay or stone handmade marbles, all dating to the 19th century Victorian period, ...
Category

Mid-19th Century English Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Stone

Mid Century Abstract Sculptural Carved Stone Figures by Louise Abrams
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic carved stone depicting multiple configurations of a couple embracing. Beautiful green stone chiselled out to a smooth finish. Carved on all sides. In excellent vintage cond...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Stone

21st Century Braque Rug in Velvet by Etro Home Interiors
By Etro
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
BRAQUE Rug: Marquetry made up of diverse velvet moquette cuttings.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Velvet

Cobalt Blue Moroccan Ceramic Bowl with Silver Overlay
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful cobalt blue Moroccan footed ceramic bowl with silvered metal overlay. Great large decorative ceramic bowl. Measures: Diameter 11 inches x 4 inches height.
Category

Late 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Original French Grande Release James Bond 007 Dr. NO Poster, c.1962
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A very rare and original James Bond Dr. No (1962) French Grande film poster, Artist: Boris Grinsson (1907-1999). Film starring Sean Connery in the first in the series film. Dr. No is...
Category

20th Century French Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Vintage, New and Antique Folk Art

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.

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