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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

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...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware, Pottery

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...
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2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Steel

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

Mirror from the Belen Garden Opera House
Located in Chicago, IL
Cast iron, tile, and mirror sign panel from the Belen Garden Opera House.
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1930s Argentine Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Iron

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

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...
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2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Steel

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

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

C1940 Wooden Airplane Propeller with Brass Trim
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. C1940s wood airplane propeller with brass trim on edges. Marking on the wood give some insight to the specifics.
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1940s American Industrial Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Brass

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

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

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

Vintage Wooden Hobby Horse Toy, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Spanish wooden hobby horse toy. by unknown manufacturer, Spain, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
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1950s Spanish Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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

Théodore Deck, Ceramic Vase, Signed, circa 1870
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Théodore Deck (1823-1891), ceramic vase, signed, circa 1870.
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique 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...
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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...
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1920s British Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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 three white chains; with 3 medium ...
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2010s Folk Art

Materials

Metal

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

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

1920s French Pierrot Doll, Boudoir Salon Harlequin Doll
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique French Pierrot Doll. This cute boudoir doll or harlequin doll dates of the Early Art Deco Period. It's an antique toy doll who looks a little shy, maybe also a little sad ...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Folk Art

Materials

Fabric, Satin, Paper

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 ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Walnut

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 ...
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Early 20th Century Meiji Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Large Late 19th or Early 20 Century Hand Made Woolen Naval Flag
Located in Nantucket, MA
Scarce antique flag with the Commodore Perry motto from the War of 1812. A fine woolen bunting flag with machine stitched border (dating it to after 1841) and with hand cut and cross...
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1890s American Federal Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wool

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

Materials

Stoneware

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

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

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

21st Century Abstract Organic Natural Finish Stoneware Sculpture
Located in Paris, FR
Organic decorative table top stoneware sculpture. This object is without added pigments and is not glazed, providing a mat finish smooth to the touch texture and grey/beige natural t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Brutalist Folk Art

Materials

Resin

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

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...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Folk Art

Materials

Copper

Moorish Heads Vases Collection "Cool Gray", Set of 2 Pieces, 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

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

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.
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21st Century and Contemporary Azerbaijani Modern Folk Art

Materials

Art Glass

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

Vintage French Christian Dior Advertising Statue, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful and intruiging advertising statue for Christian Dior. This would have been used on a shop counter or to draw attention in a shop window. It has some minor user traces...
Category

1960s French Art Deco Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

19th Century Reverse Painted Glass Game Board
Located in London, GB
19th Century reverse painted glass game board. We share what we love, and we love this charming late 19th century reverse glass hand painted games board. With an aged worn surface...
Category

Early 1900s British Victorian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Glass

Italian 19th Century Classical Romanesque Framed Wall Painting
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian large-sized painted wall panel from the 19th century, artist unknown. This antique artisan painted and framed wall panel from Italy is a lovely capriccio depicting a class...
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19th Century Italian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

René Gruau, Oil on Wood Panel, France, circa 1970
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
René Gruau (1909-2004), Oil on wood panel, France, circa 1970. Measures: 76 x 132 cm. Fashion illustrator René Gruau revolutionized haute couture with his dramatic illustrati...
Category

1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Paint

Set of 14 Traditional Spanish Christmas Figures, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of 14 traditional Spanish Christmas figures. Made out of metal. Manufactured in Spain, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preservin...
Category

1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Metal

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

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.
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Late 19th Century American Adirondack Antique 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

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

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

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

Italian 19th Century Painting of a Water Carrier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very beautiful Sicilian 19th century oil on canvas painting of a very lovely Portuese D,eau - Water Carrier. Stunning color and texture.
Category

Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

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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