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Folk Art For Sale
Ochre mid Pentacle III by Julie Nelson
Located in Geneve, CH
Ochre mid Pentacle III by Julie Nelson One Of A Kind Dimensions: W 24 x D 30 x H 21.5 cm Materials: Ceramic stoneware and porcelain Artist Julie Nelson uses the materiality of ...
Category

2010s British Post-Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Pair of 18th Century Portraits of Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa
By Martin van Meytens
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of oil portraits of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I of Austria 18th century, in the manner of Martin van Meytens (Dutch/Swedish, 1695-1770), oil on canvas, Franci...
Category

Late 18th Century Austrian Rococo Antique Folk Art

Materials

Paint

Complete Handmade Game Box with Dominoes, Six Dice & Playing Cards, circa 1940s
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good handmade Inlaid, lidded games box or compendium, complete with a 6-spot Dominoe set, 6 dice and a set of playing cards, which we date to the mid-20th century, cir...
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage Cast Iron Umbrella Stand, Powdered Coated Turquoise
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage cast iron umbrella stand or walking stick holder. Circa 1940's French cast iron powder coated soft turquoise, this petite stand is perfect for storing a variety of items. As ...
Category

1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Folk Art Painted Sawfish Bill Rostrum, 1834 Padre Island Texas
Located in London, GB
A fantastic and good size Sawfish Rostrum with folk art painting of the ship 'The Pleiad' at Padre Island Texas. dated 1834.
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1830s American Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Bone

Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Hound
Located in New York, NY
Adorable hand painted ceramic hound from Italy.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Petite Malian Dogon Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
Unlike the figurative nommo stools used by elders, this petite stool by the Dogon peoples of Mali would have been used for everyday seating. The domed seat and base are connected by ...
Category

Early 20th Century Malian Primitive Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Frazer Nash Huge Illuminated Advertising Painted Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Frazer Nash huge illuminated advertising painted trade sign This is an advertisement for the original and famous British racing car company Frazer Nash, the company was founded i...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Eric James Mellon Unique Studio Pottery Tile with Nudes Titled Mermaid
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very fine and unique, fresh to the market, stoneware studio pottery tile shaped panel hand painted with nudes titled Mermaid by renowned ceramic artist Eric James Mellon (British, ...
Category

Early 2000s English Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Inuit Native American Eskimo Signed Large Stone Carved Tusked Walrus Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful soapstone large, heavy carving of a tusked walrus by the indigenous inuit people who inhabit parts of the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska. Signed on th...
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Folk Art

Materials

Soapstone

Ancient African Wooden Stool
Located in Soho, London, GB
Ancient wooden stool with four feet dating to the 19th century. From Congo, Africa. Provenance: Galerie Démons et Merveilles, Paris; Private Collection, United Kingdom.
Category

19th Century Congolese Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Child Dressing Mannequin, France
Located in Antwerp, BE
Original child figure mannequin on a wooden fully adjustable stand in a very good original condition, France, 19th century. Beautiful children's model mannequin used by tailors and i...
Category

1890s French Victorian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Felted Wool Body Pillow Tahoe Fabric by JG Switzer
Located in Sebastopol, CA
Milled by hand in JG Switzer's design workshop, and made of Shetland sheep wool listed on the Livestock Conservancy list as an "at risk" breed. Merino and local wool from within our ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Vintage Zulu Beaded Collar Necklace, South Africa, Early 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Africa, early 20th century. South African Zulu beaded collar. Measures:H 80 x Ø 2.2 cm.
Category

Early 20th Century African Folk Art

Materials

Beads

19th Century Klickitat Carrying Basket
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Klickitat/Cowlitz partially imbricated basket in checkerboard design with brain tanned belt loops and top rim loops and shoulder straps all intact. Nice patina inside showing much us...
Category

Late 19th Century American Native American Antique Folk Art

Materials

Other

Pair of Antique French Carved Pine Panels
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of very decorative Antique French Carved Pine Panels featuring center medallions with musical instruments, sheet music and floral/foliate motifs. Framed with raised moldings and...
Category

19th Century French French Provincial Antique Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Edwin and Mary Scheier Signed Mid-Century Modern Glazed Ceramic Smiley Face Bowl
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeously glazed pottery bowl by famed American master ceramist couple Mary and Edwin Scheier. The piece radiates in the light. The bowl is footed and has a beautiful brown-gr...
Category

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

Materials

Stoneware

Small Chess and Checkers Wood Lathed Table
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Chess table This Board Games edition presents Classic games and decorative pieces like Backgammon, Chess and Tic Tac Toe, made out of wood and glass. Since 2000, Orfeo Quagliata off...
Category

2010s Mexican Folk Art

Materials

Art Glass, Wood

Old Florida Antique Bronze and Copper Palm Tree Sculpture
Located in San Francisco, CA
Incredibly detailed one of a kind Palm Tree sculpture. It is made from bronze and copper. Magnificent patina. It stands 34 inches high. The base is 9 inches wide and the trunk of tre...
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Bronze, Copper

Mid-20th Century Large Pair of Iron Andirons "Dachshund" by Eduard Schenck
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
A handmade large pair of firedogs in the form of a Dachshund . Handcrafted from one piece of iron.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Arts and Crafts Folk Art

Materials

Iron

"Lamb" Cast Iron Still Bank, American, Circa 1970
Located in Incline Village, NV
"Lamb" cast Iron still bank is a re-issue of a bank made in 1928. It was made by The John Wright Company in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania in 1970. They purchased the copyrights from the Gr...
Category

1970s American Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Antique Oushak Carpet, Handmade Turkish Oriental Rug, Beige, Taupe, Soft
Located in New York, NY
West Anatolia is one of the largest weaving regions in Turkey. Since the 15th century, Turkish rugs have always been on top of the list for having fine oriental rugs. Oushak rugs su...
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Oushak Folk Art

Materials

Wool

David Bust Made with Compressed Marble Powder 'Florence Accademia Gallery'
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
Height: 11.8'' (30 cm) / Weight: 4 kg -Produced from pressed marble powder. -Produced from the original molds of the works from the museum. -Can be used indoors and outdoors.  
Category

2010s Turkish Classical Greek Folk Art

Materials

Statuary Marble

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

Giant Pestle and Mortar Pharmacy/Drug Shop Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Giant pestle and mortar pharmacy/drug shop trade sign A very rare piece, Wonderful early 20th century pharmacy or chemist trade sign in the form of a pestle and mortar, made in gi...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Tin

19th C Signed Framed Horse Litho
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th C signed Framed Horse Litho By Olso.
Category

19th Century American Adirondack Antique Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Moroccan Table Hand Painted in Green and Red Moorish Design
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan colorful green hand painted and carved side occasional table with Moorish designs. Pedestal table in green background with multicolored floral and geometric designs. Very ...
Category

20th Century Moroccan Arts and Crafts Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Hand Carved Wood Cowboy Bust
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved wood cowboy bust. Excellent workmanship and detail. An ominous face. Slightly scary appearance. Very well done. Signed N Weisman.
Category

1980s American Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Tribal American Hooked Rug
Located in New York, NY
A handmade decorative American hooked square size rug from the middle of the 20th century Measures: 2'10" x 3'2''.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Country Folk Art

Materials

Wool, Jute

French Large Size Mid-19th Century Zinc Clock Trade Sign on Custom Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
This French large size clock trade sign from the mid-19th century depicts an oversized pocket watch with round bow at the top. Made of zinc, this grey colored clock face is decorated...
Category

Mid-19th Century French Antique Folk Art

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Authentic Plateau Beaded Flat Bag with Birds
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Pictorial contour beaded flat bag with two robins sitting on a flowering branch over white background. Still having smoke from the lodge. Edged and backed in red stroud. Ex. Blakeley...
Category

1880s American Native American Antique Folk Art

Materials

Beads

Chancay Large Standing Female Figure
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Cream slip pottery, large standing female figure with arms raised. Nicely painted red and chocolate-brown face, with a finely detail geometric headband. Scattered mineral deposits on...
Category

15th Century and Earlier South American Antique Folk Art

Materials

Pottery

1900s, Gilt Framed Madonna of the Chair Painting Print on Wood
Located in Germantown, MD
The Madonna Della Sedia commonly known as the Madonna of the chair is a painting by an Italian artist Raphael dating back to 1513 -1514. It is currently housed in the Palazzo Pitti c...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Classical Roman Folk Art

Materials

Hardwood, Giltwood

1920s Magnetic Brass Pocket Compass U.S Engineer Corps Antique Suveryor Tool
Located in Milan, IT
Magnetic brass pocket compass, signed Plan Neuchatel Switzerland n. 94823 from the 1920s and built for the U.S Engineer Corps. It is a compass typically used in recreational sailing,...
Category

1920s Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Folk Art Carved Goose
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folk Art carved and hand painted Goose. Stamped: Property of Alcolu Railroad, Alcolu, SC I believe the Goose was gifted in 1986 (Signed in Pen).
Category

20th Century American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Burmese Oil Painting of A Monk Walking Up a Stair
Located in Sampantawong, TH
Burmese oil painting of a monk walking up a stair with nice color. Age: Burma, Contemporary, Early 21th Century Size: Height 91.5 C.M. / width 61 C.M. Condition: Nice condition over...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Burmese Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

Black Forest Dog Figure Coat/ Hat Rack
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A remarkable Black Forest coat rack with fine and powerful all-over carving. A carved Scotty type dog is seated on a carved bracket and sits up with a twig in its mouth. Its front pa...
Category

19th Century European Black Forest Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Tulipwood, Bentwood

1960s School Chart at the Fair by Rossignol
Located in Antwerp, BE
School Chart annual fair by Rossignol. 1960s school chart printed on thick paper with theme annual fair - going to the funfair The design of this chart is so detailed; view all ...
Category

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

Materials

Paper

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

Japanese Wood Bugaku Mask of Korobase Edo Period
Located in Atlanta, GA
A striking Japanese carved wood mask with polychrome paint and lacquer surface. This rare mask is dated to the Edo period (first half of 19th century and possibly earlier). The mask ...
Category

19th Century Japanese Japonisme Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Lacquer, Paint

Eames Inspired Desk Top Puzzle in Plywood Box
Located in Ferndale, MI
Geometric pieces of wood fitted together inside of Charles and Ray Eames laminate or plywood box.
Category

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

Materials

Maple, Plywood

Modern Abstract Welded Cut Steel Garden Sculpture, Brutalist Design
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modern abstract welded steel garden sculpture, Brutalist Design, very well executed, wonderful original patina, handmade steel sculpture,, Been living in a garden of prominent Buffal...
Category

1950s American Brutalist Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Cut Steel

Music Of The Macaws IV by Studio Lel
Located in Geneve, CH
Music Of The Macaws IV by Studio Lel Dimensions: W 57 x D 4 x H 179 cm Materials: Serpentine, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Jade, Amazonite, Marble, Resin These are handmade from semiprec...
Category

2010s Pakistani Post-Modern Folk Art

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Serpentine, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite

Danese Milano 16 Pesci Toys in Solid Oak Wood by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
16 Pesci is a wooden puzzle, cleverly designed to produce 16 different fish shapes, with just one continuous cut, from a single piece of wood. It is one of the most famous examples o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Oak

Vintage Christmas Big Green Nutcracker with Knife, 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

Pair of 18th Century Italian Rococo Gold Leaf Tassel Ornaments
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Pair of 18th century Italian hand-carved gold leaf tassel ornaments. They are two of the same shape of tassel but in two different sizes - one big (8.5 inches tall) and the other ...
Category

18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gold Leaf, Metal

Mata Ortiz Polychrome Pot with Marbleized Slip by Ramiro Veloz Sr., 1990
By Ramiro Veloz Sr
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mata Ortiz polychrome pottery vessel Ramiro Veloz Sr., Master Potter 1990 Hand-Coiled low fire clay Pueblo Quezada, Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico An extraordinary ultra thin walled ...
Category

Late 20th Century Mexican Other Folk Art

Materials

Clay

Pair of Late 16th-Early 17th Century Pinnacle Fragments
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very handsome pair of late 16th-early 17th century Pinnacle fragments in polychromed wood. Wonderful architectural elements as they are or perfectly suited to convert into lamps. T...
Category

17th Century Spanish Antique 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

First Half of the 20th Century Resist-Dyed Raffia Fiber Panel, Ivory Coast
Located in Point Richmond, CA
First half of the 20th century Resist-dyed Raffia fiber panel, ivory coast A wonderfully graphic panel from a man’s mantle. These unusual textiles are made from hand-plaited raffi...
Category

Early 20th Century Ivorian Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Natural Fiber

Early 19th Century Gilt and Gesso Picture Frame President James Polk Estate
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Early 19th century gilt and gesso picture frame. Found in President James K. Polk's estate in Tennessee. Fantastic alligatored gilded surface. Please see images. There are losses to ...
Category

19th Century American Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gesso, Wood

Framed Nautical Pennant
Located in Norwell, MA
Framed nautical pennant, navy blue burgee flag with white star by Taylor. 100% cotton. Nicely framed. Measures: 22" tall x 30" long.
Category

20th Century Folk Art

Outsider Artist Mixed Woods Chair Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
Consisting of lighter and darker woods laminated together for strength and geometry, this handmade chair sculpture had to have been a work of art brut. Round seat back echoed in the ...
Category

1960s American Vintage Folk Art

Rare Antique Ukrainian Pile Rug With Floral Garlands in the St. Petersburg Style
Located in Milan, IT
A very rare Ukrainian pile rug woven with a pattern characteristic of Aubusson and Savonnerie French carpets. Carpets such as this one were woven at a time when the classical French ...
Category

1870s Ukrainian Bessarabian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wool

19th Century Spongeware Salt Crock with Bail Handle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine example of unusual spongeware is in good condition with the original metal handle. The lid is also original to the piece.
Category

Late 19th Century American Country Antique Folk Art

Materials

Pottery

Set of 9 Different Pieces 19th Century Hand Carved Spoons
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A set of 9 Swedish hand carved spoons from 19th century. In both cow horn and wood, some painted and dated.
Category

Late 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Horn, Wood

Floral Antique American Hooked Rug. Size: 6 ft x 9 ft 2 in (1.83 m x 2.79 m)
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful floral antique American hooked rug, country of origin: America, date: circa 1900. Size: 6 ft x 9 ft 2 in (1.83 m x 2.79 m).
Category

Early 20th Century American American Colonial Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Australian aboriginal ironwood Bima Figure Carving Tiwi Island
By Myra Ann Tipiloura
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collected in Tiwi Island off the coast of Northern Australia, this Bima Figure Carving was carved and painted by Myra Ann Tipiloura out of Iron wood. It was painted in the clan patte...
Category

20th Century Australian Tribal 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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