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Folk Art For Sale
Rare Collection of Fairground Knockdown Hand Carved Figures
Located in London, GB
Rare Collection of Fairground Knockdown Hand Carved Figures A unique collection of 22 hand carved folk-art fairground (Jeu De Massacre) figures. This rare to market collection consists of an entire fairground stall collection and contains several forms of characters from soldiers to country house ladies with straw bags...
Category

1920s French Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Tashiko Tazaezu Signed Japanese Studio Pottery Closed Form With Rattle Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful and quite engaging sumptuously glazed closed-form sculpture with rattle by renowned Japanese Hawaiian American pottery master Toshiko Takaezu, famed for her use of color,...
Category

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

Materials

Porcelain, Pottery

Tashiko Tazaezu Signed Japanese Studio Pottery Closed Form With Rattle Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful and quite engaging sumptuously glazed closed-form sculpture with rattle by renowned Japanese Hawaiian American pottery master Toshiko Takaezu, famed for her use of color,...
Category

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

Materials

Porcelain, Pottery

Tashiko Tazaezu Signed Japanese Studio Pottery Closed Form With Rattle Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful and quite engaging wonderfully glazed closed-form sculpture with rattle by renowned Japanese Hawaiian American pottery master Toshiko Takaezu, famed for her use of color,...
Category

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

Materials

Porcelain, Pottery

Neo Classical Bronze Statue of Hebe The Greek Goddess of Youth A handsome piece
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Neo Classical Bronze Statue of Hebe The Greek Goddess of Youth A handsome piece made in bronze and is set on a square plinth, the statue is fully 3 dimensional and looks very attra...
Category

19th Century Classical Greek Antique Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Large Mid 1800s Zinc Automaton Elephant
Located in Peekskill, NY
175 years ago this was created as a fountain that worked on water and counter weights. The elephant can now be plugged in and runs on dry land using a motor, cables and gears. The he...
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Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Metal

1950s American Garage Craftmans Bits Plywood Cabinet Tabletop Chest WW2 Era
Located in Hyattsville, MD
As-found. Petite painted plywood bits and bobs cabinet, factory or garage custom in house job. No makers markings. Chips, dents to wood, splat and paint patina from normal uses.
Category

1950s American Industrial Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Plywood

Early 20th c. Toleware Glove Maker's Store Sign c.1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original French glove maker's store sign. Enameled painted metal with gold, stitched seams and a blue frilled cuff and large blue glass stone at the wrist. Shown with life...
Category

Early 20th Century French Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Early 19th Century Wooden Horse
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Early 19th Century Wooden Horse A handsome Dapple Grey galloper with Horse Hair mane and tail, he has a classic open mouthed expression and bright glass eyes Our Handsome galloper h...
Category

1860s Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Oak

Egyptian Steatite Scarab in Gold Pendant
Located in London, GB
An Egyptian steatite scarab with incised features and hieroglyphs to the reverse. The front anatomy features a detailed head and clypeus with incised linear decoration to mark the prothorax and elytra. The reverse side is hard to distinguish. Mounted in a high karat later gold swivel pendant...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Egyptian Egyptian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Bronze Age Matched Pair of Gold Earrings
Located in London, GB
A Bronze Age, matched pair of gold earrings. Each piece is characterised by hollow-formed construction. The terminals of these earrings expand gracefully, while central bulges with p...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Byzantine Gold pair of Earrings with Dangles
Located in London, GB
A stunning matched pair of Byzantine gold earrings, each comprised of a hinged and elongated hoop attached to a triangular-shaped plaque with a...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Medieval Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Byzantine Pair of Electrum Earrings
Located in London, GB
A Byzantine matching pair of electrum earrings that are crafted with utmost skill and care. Each earring features a round-section hoop with a central, biconical adornment with a holl...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Medieval Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold, Silver

Ottoman Silver Ring
Located in London, GB
A silver finger ring showcasing the excellence of Ottoman craftsmanship. The flat hoop remains undecorated, whilst the dome-shaped bezel features raised ropework borders and fine gra...
Category

16th Century Unknown Islamic Antique Folk Art

Materials

Silver

Roman Gold Pendant with Cabochons
Located in London, GB
A thin, circular Roman gold pendant featuring a central garnet cabochon gem held within a raised cell. Above it, another garnet cabochon enriches th...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Classical Roman Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Seljuk Silver Bracelet
Located in London, GB
A silver Seljuk penannular bracelet with a central ridge and round rosette designs. In Islamic art, these designs symbolise divine creation and eternal nature, with arabesques repres...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Persian Islamic Antique Folk Art

Materials

Silver

Byzantine Matching Pair of Gold Earrings with Pearls and Glass Beads
Located in London, GB
A matched pair of Byzantine gold earrings, each with a tapering hoop, hook-and-clasp closure, and a single elongated pendant. The pendant is co...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Medieval Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Etrsucan Bronze Pair of Sanguisuga Type Brooches
Located in London, GB
A pair of Etruscan bronze brooches of the Sanguisuga type. Each brooch features a thick arched bow, a long catch, a two-coiled spring, and a straight pin. The Sa...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Byzantine Gold Matching Pair of Earrings
Located in London, GB
A matched pair of Byzantine gold hoop earrings with a hook and eye closure. These exquisite earrings have three spherical decorative elements suspended along each loop. At the centre, a ball with beading at its edges and at both sides, symmetrical attachments adorned with circular openwork decoration. The use of gold in Byzantine jewellery...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Medieval Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Hellenistic Matched Pair of Gold Earrings
Located in London, GB
A Hellenistic matching pair of gold earrings that exude beauty and elegance. The delicate filigree work, coupled with the spherical baubles at each point of the radiating design, sho...
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15th Century and Earlier Hellenistic Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Medieval Silver Gilt Floral-Shaped Ring with Enamel Inserts
Located in London, GB
An exquisite silver gilt finger ring featuring a beautiful floral-shaped bezel with raised bosses and remnants of blue and green enamel. The ring is further embellished with several ...
Category

15th Century and Earlier European Medieval Antique Folk Art

Materials

Silver, Enamel

A Matched Pair of Gold Earrings
Located in London, GB
A matched pair of gold earrings, each made of a wire elongated hoop culminating with a teardrop turquoise cabochon. The bottom half of the loop is decorated with three rows of gold b...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Medieval Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Byzantine Silver Ring with Granulated Shield Bezel
Located in London, GB
A silver Byzantine ring, distinguished by its large, granulated shield bezel, which reflects the artistic prowess and cultural significance of the Byzantine Empire. The ring possesse...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Medieval Antique Folk Art

Materials

Silver

Islamic Intaglio in Sasanian Gold Ring
Located in London, GB
A Sasanian gold ring adorned with a carnelian intaglio featuring masterful calligraphy. The carnelian intaglio in this particular ring is a testament to the mastery of early Islamic ...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Islamic Antique Folk Art

Materials

Carnelian, Gold

Roman Beaded Necklace
Located in London, GB
A restrung Roman necklace with stone and glass beads. It combines different materials, featuring striking blue and red beads. Romans valued blue highly for its symbolic significance ...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Classical Roman Antique Folk Art

Materials

Stone

Swivel Gold Ring with Egyptian Scarab
Located in London, GB
An Egyptian steatite scarab encased in a possibly later, high-karat gold swivel ring. The scarab is a symbol of rebirth and protection and is decorated with six sacred serpents, repr...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Egyptian Egyptian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Roman Beaded Necklace
Located in London, GB
A restrung Roman stone necklace with cream and beige beads, featuring a central pendant comprised of a large, perforated stone. Roman stone beads varied in material and were valued f...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Classical Roman Antique Folk Art

Materials

Stone

19th Century Hand Carved "Virgen de Atocha" with Encrusted Jewels and Cherubs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Virgin Of Atocha - The Virgin Mary, 19th C. Wooden Sculpture believed to be from the 19th Century Mexico. The piece is all hand crafted and quite large at 45" tall. The crown, an...
Category

19th Century Mexican Antique Folk Art

Materials

Multi-gemstone, Gold Leaf

Decorative and Mid Century African Hand Made Wooden and Hide Tribal Drum, 1900s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and beautiful handmade drum in painted wood and hide produced i Africa early 1900s / 20th century. In original condition. Very decorative and genuine and works well with many c...
Category

Early 20th Century Kenyan Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Hide, Wood

Stunning Swiss Antique Pine Cottage Set, Hutch, Table, Chairs w Awesome Carvings
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare folk art set with great carvings on cottage cupboard, table and matching chairs. If you are looking for a unique set for your chalet, home, cott...
Category

Early 20th Century Swiss Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century Cigar Store Carved Wooden Indian Tobacconist Trade Sign
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A life size carved pitch pine cigar/tobacconist trade sign/point of sale in the form of an Indian. Often placed outside of a shop, the cigar store Indian became less common in the 20...
Category

Late 19th Century American Antique Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Arts and Crafts Leather Model of a Bull Elephant This is a beautiful find
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Arts and Crafts Leather Model of a Bull Elephant This is a beautiful find from the early part of the 20th Century, it was made for Liberty and is known as “ The Bull Elephant ” Thi...
Category

1930s Archaistic Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Leather

Spectacular Complete Dayak People Mens Mandau Sword
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A rare Museum quality Traditional Men’s Sword known as a Mandau. Used by the Dayak while on the Hunt and in former times in disputes regarding hunting rights and land boundaries. Thi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Indonesian Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Iron, Tin

1940s Face Veil, Sinai Bedouin Desert Garment Nikab Framed Collectible
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Traditional antique circa 1940s Collectible women face veil from the Sinai Bedouin Desert Garment Nikab framed in a lucite box. Museum quality well preserved Middle Eastern Bedouin women face veil, from the Bedouin tribes of the Sinai Desert. Face veil for a Bedouin Women, North Sinai Egypt or Palestine Mid 20th C. An amazing Niqab, Negev Bedouin veil from Palestine or Egypt. Worked on a base of thin red silk and cotton embroidery with antique Ottoman nickel silver coins, glass beads, wool, embroidered, stones, carnelians, glass, and amber. Mid 20th century, circa 1940-50s typical Middle Eastern traditional Arabian Bedouin, Egyptian, Palestinian face mask, garment, head dress, tribal jewelry, bridal veil. Showing heavily decorated in the bottom with silver nickel hands amulets for the Evil Eye protection and early textiles (wool and silk) and tassels hanging down. Face coverings were worn for centuries by the women of various nomadic tribal groups of North Africa and the Middle East. In the western desert of Egypt, Berber women living in Bedouin societies sometimes wear masks or veils called niqab. The veils serve multiple functions, including protecting the women’s face from sun damage, filtering dust from the air, displaying adornment, and demonstrating wealth or status. The niqab worn by Bedouin women on special occasions are sometimes elaborately decorated with coins and beads, like this one. Such masks are not for everyday use; they would be too hot and heavy. They are worn during special events, such as weddings and feasts. Face veil: 12" W x 19" L, circa 1915-1930. Last pictures are references from the book: "Traditional Palestinian Embroidery...
Category

1940s Egyptian Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Lucite, Beads, Textile

Damascene Moorish Bone Inlaid Mirrors With Floral Motif 52" H. A Pair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moorish Syrian style Damascene bone Inlaid Mirrors with floral motif 52" H. A pair. Large 52" height gorgeous floral motif Syrian mirrors with intricate bone inlay. Vintage Middle Eastern mid 20th century handcrafted Syrian style shell inlaid wood framed mirrors. Gorgeous handcrafted pair of Moorish mirrors featuring an intricate hand-carved and reticulated solid walnut wood with remarkable and elegant floral inlay and carving in a geometric pattern inlaid metal embellishments in silver color. Two Levantine wall mirrors with intricately carved wood inlaid with geometric ornate Moorish design pattern and floral designs in very detailed shell and intricate bone inlaid on walnut wood. Great Islamic Art craftsmanship finished with a detailed crown, the crown and sides are very finely handcrafted in floral and geometric Moorish design. The mirrors are offered as a pair. They are in good condition with no loss of inlaid and ready to adorn your walls with a taste of the exotic. Some mother of pearl has been replaced and restored, new mirror. DIMENSIONS: 52ʺH x 27ʺW × 1ʺD. These stunning mirrors are a stellar example of the intricacy and superb craftsmanship of this Centuries old traditional Middle Eastern Syrian style craftsmanship. Will looks great in living room on top of a matching mother-of-pearl chest, in a bathroom or as an entryway statement definitely a conversation piece. Inspired by the Byzantine Ottoman era made of walnut wood and inlaid with natural shell and bone. Moroccan Moorish style handcrafted mother of pearl inlaid wood wall mirror frame, Syrian Islamic design furniture, Arabic wooden frame, Middle Eastern wall decor, Levantine mirrors.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Islamic Folk Art

Materials

Bone, Walnut

French Modernist Cubist Painting Figures Walking by the Beach
Located in Cirencester, GB
Figures walking by the Beach by Maurice Mazeilie (French, 1924-2021) watercolor painting on artist paper, unframed initialled lower right stamped verso Measures: Painting: 14.5 inches x 10.75 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century French Impressionist artist, Maurice Mazeilie. The painting has excellent provenance having come from the artists estate sale in Paris. Mazeilie lived and worked in Montmartre, with a studio on the famous Place du Tertre. His love of the coast led him to also maintain a studio on the Brittany coastline. Born in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, Paris in early 1924, Mazeilie painted coastal scenes in Brittany, Parisian landscapes...
Category

Late 20th Century French Folk Art

Materials

Other

CF V9 by Caturegli Formica
Located in Geneve, CH
CF V9 by Caturegli Formica Dimensions: W 310 x L 260 cm Materials: Wool Produced by Elio Palmisano in 1989-90 for the collection/exhibition Tappeti e Arazzi Biographical notes Beppe...
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Sonia delaunay tapis Carrés magiques edition Artcurial circa 1979
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Sonia delaunay tapis Carrés magiques edition Artcurial circa 1979 pure laine 3 étiquettes d'origine signé SD No 52/100 180 X 293 cms 11000 euros
Category

1970s Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Fine Early 20th Century Chokwe Mask (Ex Afrika Museum Collection)
Located in London, GB
This early twentieth-century mask, from the Chokwe culture in Angola, displays unusual features. Carved from a light wood and decorated with yellow pigments, this fine mask exhibits ...
Category

1940s Angolan Tribal Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Spanish Polychrome Ceramic Charger with a Bull Decoration
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Circa 1800 Spanish Majolica Faience centerpiece bowl or charger. This charming collectible antique painted ceramic dish is decorated with a large rear facing bull and with polychrom...
Category

Early 19th Century Spanish Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

1940's Fashion Illustration, Lady in Chic Headscarf
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas. The painting, executed in gouache and pencil. The sketch is original, vintage an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Other

Archeological Hand Painted Ceramic Vessel From Mexico, Circa 12th Century
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Hand painted ceramic vessel from the El Cajon region of Nayarit, Mexico, circa 12th century. The four pointed peaks most likely allude to the cardinal points.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Mexican Primitive Antique Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Terracotta

Petite African Redware Vessel
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite hand-formed vessel bears a richly textured surface of worn red clay slip and dark smoke marks. Likely intended for everyday use, the simple bottle-form vessel reflects th...
Category

15th Century and Earlier African Primitive Antique Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

Petite African Redware Vessel
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite hand-formed vessel bears a richly textured surface of worn red clay slip and dark smoke marks. Likely intended for everyday use, the simple bottle-form vessel reflects th...
Category

15th Century and Earlier African Primitive Antique Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

Petite African Redware Vessel
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite hand-formed vessel bears a richly textured surface of worn red clay slip and dark smoke marks. Likely intended for everyday use, the simple bottle-form vessel reflects th...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Malian Primitive Antique Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

"Space bar" by WAS, Unique piece
Located in Marinha Grande, PT
"Space bar" by WAS Airplane trolley turned into an unique Artwork The trolley has been customized by the french artist WAS transforming it into a work...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Petite Pre-Columbian Chupícuaro Redware Olla
Located in Chicago, IL
This small olla jar is a beautiful example of Mesoamerican pottery, decorated with red, white, and orange slip in the style of Chupícuaro ware. Th...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Central American Pre-Columbian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Petite Pre-Columbian Redware Olla
Located in Chicago, IL
Exhibiting a rich patina and a beautifully irregular pattern of pitted wear, this petite redware olla vessel shows many telltale signs of Pre-Columbian pottery. The vessel has a glob...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Central American Pre-Columbian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

1950's Modernist Painting, Grey Skies Over French Peaceful Town
Located in Cirencester, GB
Grey sky landscape by Bernard Labbe (French mid 20th century), stamped verso original oil painting on paper overall size: 18 x 15 inches condition: very good and ready to be enj...
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Other

Smooth (17") Circular Undulating White Plaster Shell Pendant Light
Located in San Francisco, CA
A plaster pendant in a smooth, undulating shell shape, with scalloped edges. A newer take on Francis Elkins's 1940's plaster plafonnier. Hanging by ...
Category

2010s Folk Art

Materials

Metal

French Hand Painted Folk Art Desk by Gérard Rigot
Located in Ferndale, MI
Gérard Rigot's (b.1929) colorful hand painted oak Folk Art desk. From the aboriginal women painted on the two front legs to the pineapples painted on the ...
Category

20th Century French Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Pine, Paint

Original Magnolia Bakery Sign
Located in Essex, MA
Original Magnolia Bakery hand-painted sign from an upper state New York bakery. White background with black lettering, charming addition to a kitchen, pantry or mudroom for a vintage...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Country Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

African Art Statue "Fetish Fertility Figure"
Located in Norton, MA
A precious African Art Statue with oven balls for hair, basket weave texture on the face, and wearing a loin cloth. The brass panels are applied on ...
Category

Early 20th Century African Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Framed Pre-Colombian Peruvian Textile, 900 to 1470 AD
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Peruvian Pre-Colombian (Chancay) textile panel of camelid wool embroidered on cotton with three birds, each holding a lizard in its beak.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Peruvian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Mercurius Hermes Bust Statue Made with Compressed Marble Powder, Istanbul Museum
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
Hermes is the messenger god in Greek mythology. He is the quickest and most clever of the gods. The original is displayed in the Istanbul Archeological Museum. Hermes, a descendant ...
Category

2010s Turkish Classical Greek Folk Art

Materials

Statuary Marble

Turquoise Frog Fetish, 1990
By Sarah Pino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frog Fetish Turquoise and coral Sarah Pino 1990 Measures: 1.75 inches H. x 2.50 inches L. x 2.25 inches W. This wonderful frog fetish was carved from a single piece of turquoise by Navajo...
Category

Late 20th Century American Native American Folk Art

Materials

Other

Wild Natural Clay Sculpture Silo, Burnished Clay from the Mixteca Mountains
Located in London, GB
Silo is a sculpture that bases its beauty on the material in which it is made. Made of wild clay from the Mixteca mountains, this clay is cleaned in filters...
Category

2010s Mexican Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Clay, Wood

Dutch 19th Century Folk Art Architectural Miniature Mansion Pigeon / Birdcage
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful and unique Dutch Folk art Pigeon/birdcage in the form of a manor . This type of birdcages were made in the North of he Netherlands . They were miniature versions of the ori...
Category

19th Century Dutch Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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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