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Folk Art For Sale
Beatrice Wood Signed Monumental Mid-Century Queen Elizabeth Pottery Charger
Located in Studio City, CA
An extremely rare and wonderfully hand-painted monumentally large charger featuring a portrait of Queen Elizabeth - a quite unique and bold work by famed American/ California ceramis...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Earthenware

Jim Rose Barn House Structure, Welded Steel Sculpture Made with Salvaged Steel
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a welded steel sculpture made by furniture creator Jim Rose. It is sustainable design created from salvaged and recycled steel panels left over from his larger projects. Thes...
Category

2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Japanese Antique Wooden Board, "Abstract Sculptures", Wabi-Sabi, Mingei
Located in Katori-Shi, 12
This is a wooden antique board from the Meiji era. It is made of high-grade Japanese chestnut wood. It has a beautiful appearance due to years of use and aging. It was used as...
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Early 20th Century Meiji Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Majestic Sergio Bustamante Copper and Brass Cheetah Sculpture
Located in Garnerville, NY
Copper and brass Sergio Bustamante cheetah sculpture. Wonderful attention to detail is the signature to any of Bustamante's animal sculptures. Bustamante and his studio excel at the ...
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1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Brass, Copper

Antique Sign Champagne Jules Bertier, circa 1900, France
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique French Champagne Sign circa 1900. This Art Nouveau metal sign or tin sign was made for Wine & Champagne House Jules Bertier & Cie, Brest, France. It's an embossed sign wi...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Memory Vases Jugs Early 20th Century Folk Art, Pair
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare pair of folk art memory vases, antiques 1900-1910 Folk art vases from multiple inserted small tokens, mementos like porcelain doll heads. Good antique condition. Some missing p...
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Early 1900s Austrian Arts and Crafts Antique Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Jim Rose Barn House Structure, Welded Steel Sculpture Made with Salvaged Steel
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a welded steel sculpture made by furniture creator Jim Rose. It is sustainable design created from salvaged and recycled steel panels left over from his larger projects. Thes...
Category

2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Peter Shire Exp Signed Post Modern Ceramic California Pottery Splatter Cup 1979
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful work by famed Los Angeles (Echo Park), California-based artist Peter Shire who was a founding member (along with Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and others) of The Memph...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Antique Tin Wind Up Railroad Car Toy, Mutt & Jeff
Located in Petaluma, CA
This cute little toy was made at the height of the character collectible toys, the 1930's. Lithographed on tin are the images of the famous comic strip characters, Mutt & Jeff. Just...
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1930s American Other Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Early 20th Century, French Folk Art Copper Rooster, Weathervane
Located in Buisson, FR
Very nice folk art copper rooster weathervane France, circa 1900-1930. Weathered . measurements include the wooden base.
Category

Early 20th Century French Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Copper

Wonderful Folk aRT / outsider art Oil on Board painting by Charles Moore
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful Folk aRT / outsider art Oil on Board painting by Charles Moore ."Tattoo Legs" .Western nEW yORK aRTIST,,
Category

2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Paint

Shoji Hamada Japanese Mingei Pottery Plate with Original Signed Sealed Box
Located in Studio City, CA
An exquisite, unique plate by master Japanese potter Shoji Hamada, a fine early example of his iron pigment brushed and glazed bamboo hakeme motif. The original Hamada stamped or sea...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

19th Century Sailor's Woolwork of Frigate with Signal Flags
Located in Nantucket, MA
19th Century Sailor's woolwork of a British Frigate at Anchor, circa 1880, adorned with an array of British ensigns and a full rig of signal flags strung along the stays. The hull ha...
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Late 19th Century English Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wool

19th Century Scrimshaw Engraved Whale Tooth Fine Antique Nautical Workmanship
Located in Milan, IT
Scrimshaw of an engraved whale tooth, of fine workmanship from the half of the 19th century, length 11 cm, inches 4.3, depicting 6 whalers on a rowing boat trying to harpoon a whale ...
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1850s Antique Folk Art

Materials

Bone

Théodore Deck, Ceramic Vase, Signed, circa 1870
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Théodore Deck (1823-1891), ceramic vase, signed, circa 1870.
Category

Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Pablo Picasso Signed Madoura Ceramic Tile Plaque 'Tête Polychrome' Ramié 455
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful, original hand-painted ceramic tile plaque by famed artist Pablo Picasso titled "Tete Polychrome". The work features an abstract face with colored engobe and glazed areas...
Category

1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware, Pottery

Otto Heino Signed Imperial Chinese Yellow Glaze Vase Vessel
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful example of Otto Heino's famous Chinese Imperial yellow glaze - thought to have been lost for years and rediscovered by Heino. A very rare and highly coveted glaze and...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage American Art Deco Style Polished Brass Antelope Sculpture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage American Art Deco style polished brass metal animal sculpture of a ibex gazelle Beautiful elegant art Deco Hollywood Regency style cast brass ram, gazelle antelope sculpture...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Folk Art Fairground Elephant
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century Folk Art Fairground Elephant We share what we love, and we love this charming and naively formed early 20th century hand craved fairground ride figure. With a de...
Category

1920s British Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Sled, Switzerland Mid 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
Very rare antique sled coming from Switzerland and dating back to the first half of the 19th century. The wooden sled shows some remaining color and gilding. The curved skids are d...
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1820s Swiss Biedermeier Antique Folk Art

Materials

Oak

Venetian Handmade Gold Mask with Flowered Pleated Jabot
Located in New York, NY
Venetian masks that are actually handmade and hand-drawn creations. Artists have realized them in full respect of craftsmanship traditions and original designs developed in Venice fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Gold

Twig Adirondack Rocking Chair
Located in Providence, RI
A twig rocking chair assumed to be from the Adirondacks, circa late 19th or very early 20th century. Wonderful form, very well made. The old original surface has wear, but nothing un...
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Late 19th Century American Adirondack Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Ceramic Wall Clock with Thymus Design, Italy
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand painted ceramic wall clock with Thymus design. By Fratelli Mari in Deruta, Italy. Beautiful hand painted wall clock with floral thyme flowers. Perfect for your cottage country...
Category

Late 20th Century Country Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Mid 20th Century African Folk-Art Carving of a Woman
Located in Cheltenham, GB
Beautiful African rustic folk carving of a woman, probably mid-century, hardwood, the nose has been rubbed many times for good luck!
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Mid-20th Century African Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Icon 12 Apostles and the Virgin Mary with Christ
Located in Milano, IT
Splendid antique icon designed 1300 and 1400, Italian manufacture. The painting is on a rectangular wooden panel. The painting depicts the Virgin Mary seated on a throne with Jesus ...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Arts and Crafts Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

CF BP Bluepass by Caturegli Formica
Located in Geneve, CH
CF BP bluepass by Caturegli Formica Dimensions: W 225 x L 240 cm Materials: Wool Carpets as deep information Carpets are very common items. But it has never really been clear...
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

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

Vintage "Your Father's Moustache" Wooden Pub Sign
Located in South Bend, IN
A fantastic vintage "Your Father's Moustache" three-piece wooden hanging pub restaurant sign. Mid-20th century. Measures: 44.5"W x 1"D x 23"H. Good original vintage condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Sosaku Kokeshi Dolls by Hideo Ishihara and Kichisuke Agatsuma, Japan
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Sosaku Kokeshi dolls by Hideo Ishihara and Kichisuke Agatsuma, Japan Two of these vintage creative kokeshi were made and signed by the award winning master, Hideo Ishihara (1929-1...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern 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

Child's Miniature House Model, Late 19th C
Located in Hallowell, US
Miniature House model, wood, shingles from New England collection.
Category

1890s Antique Folk Art

Materials

Boxwood

Michel Aroutcheff " NESTOR BURMA "
Located in Saint ouen, FR
MICHEL AROUTCHEFF Father of the mythical rocket, from Tintin, with a red and white checkerboard. "NESTOR BURMA Breakneck to the nation Peugeot 203 Resin and wood car. Numbered a...
Category

Early 2000s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Early 20th Century Traditional Metal Iron, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Vintage traditional metal iron with a gravure and a wooden handle. Made by unknown manufacturer in Spain, circa 1930. In original condition, wear consistent with age and use, p...
Category

1930s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage Pelican Bird Figure
Located in Antwerp, BE
Cute vintage pelican bird figure - fairground piece - children's toy. A beautiful colorful bird sculpture from the period 1970 - 1980, stil in good condition with normal traces of...
Category

Late 20th Century European Modern Folk Art

Materials

Fiberglass

Mid-Century Era West Coast Haida Styled Copper Covered Box with Repouse Decor
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This small hand-crafted decorative or jewelry box is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from Canada, dating to approximately 1960 and done in the West Coast Haida style. The b...
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Folk Art

Materials

Copper

Jim Rose Barn House Structure, Welded Steel Object Made with Salvaged Steel
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a welded steel sculpture made by furniture creator Jim Rose. It is sustainable design created from salvaged and recycled steel panels left over from his larger projects. Thes...
Category

2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Michel Aroutcheff " NESTOR BURMA " 2
Located in Saint ouen, FR
MICHEL AROUTCHEFF "Daddy" of the mythical rocket, from Tintin, with a red and white checkerboard. "NESTOR BURMA " Casse pipe à la nation " (Breaking pipe to the nation) Bumpe...
Category

Early 2000s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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

Navajo Indian Weaving Eye Dazzler Bolster Pillow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Navajo Indian weaving eye dazzler bolster pillow. Zippered sham. Feather and down insert.
Category

20th Century American Navajo Folk Art

Materials

Wool

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

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

Mid Century Side Nesting Tables Walnut Wood, France, circa 1955
Located in Vienna, AT
Set of 3 brutalist nesting tables in solid wood, France, circa 1950. Great set of tables that can either be used as a nest or a cluster. The have a particularly nice wood grain ...
Category

1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Walnut

British Golfing Pub Sign, "Perth 1871"
Located in Austin, TX
A decorative British pub sign (one-sided) featuring a three-dimensional relief painting of an early period golfer in full swing, entitled: Perth, 1871 - Edwin Cobb in the rough at th...
Category

20th Century Scottish Folk Art

Materials

Paint, Wood

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

Moorish Heads Vases "Acireale Matte Pink & Gold Leaf" Handmade in Italy, 2019
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Ceramic Native American Nemadji Swirl Vase in Red 20th Century
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful Native American ceramic nemadji vase. Marbled in unglazed red and cream, this will be a beautiful piece to add to a current collection. It is glazed on the inside, making...
Category

20th Century American Native American Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

19th Century Swedish Carved Wooden Horse
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
19th century Swedish carved wooden horse. Dry scraped to original paint, of good shape, and form.
Category

Early 20th Century Swedish Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Moorish Heads Vases Collection "Red and Gold", Set of 2, Handmade in Italy
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Tim Timothy Johnson Australian Artist Signed Buddhist Buddha Original Painting
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful original painting of the Buddha by Australian artist Tim Johnson in collaboration with artist Daniel Bogunovic. Johnson was born in Sydney in 1947. His artistic career be...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Australian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Cariddi, Seminara Ceramic Mask
Located in Paris, FR
In Greek mythology, the name CARIDDI (Charybdis in English) belonged to a monster that lived in the sea between Calabria and Sicily and destroyed ships by swallowing them up and spit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Antique London Covent Garden & Borough Market Trade Shop Signs Kitchener & Phill
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A decorative pair of trade signs for Kitchener & Phillips of either Borough Market or Covent Garden London, a red ground with gilt/yellow hand painted lettering. pine in construc...
Category

Early 20th Century British Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Dora De Larios Signed Mid-Century Modern California Studio Pottery Large Vase
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous, rare, and unique large stoneware vase by famed Mexican American California studio art potter Dora De Larios. De Larios was born in Los Angeles to Mexican immigrant pa...
Category

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

Materials

Stoneware

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

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

The Virgin Mary Bust Made with Compressed Marble Powder 'Virgin Mary House' No2
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
In Christian mythology, she is the mother of Jesus, also known as the Virgin Mary. Weight: 1,5 kg -Produced from pressed marble powder. -Produced from the original molds of the wo...
Category

2010s Turkish Classical Greek Folk Art

Materials

Statuary Marble

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

Boucherie Chevaline Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Boucherie Chevaline Trade Sign A hand crafted Boucherie Chevaline, zinc gold leaf hand beaten butchers trade sign. A highly decorative wall hanging in untouched condition with or...
Category

Early 20th Century French Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Zinc

Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People,Alaska
Located in Leuven , BE
About Toggling Harpoon The toggling harpoon head is an Inuit invention that dates back over a thousand years. While all other harpoon heads have barbs to hold fast in an animal’s fl...
Category

20th Century North American Folk Art

Materials

Ivory, Organic Material

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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