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Industrial More Folk Art

Industrial Style
Industrial Style

It’s a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, worktables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

     The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact. The interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On these pages you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Antique Industrial Steel Ring Collection on Custom Stands '10'
Located in Stamford, CT
A collection of 10 antique industrial hollow steel rings originally found in a long closed factory in Pennsylvania. Their original purpose unknown. All mounted on black painted custo...
Category

1940s American Vintage Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Tractor Seat Stool of Polished Steel from England
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome English tractor seat of polished steel, attached to a revolving four-legged stool stand. The seat has adjustable height of 16" to 26" by revolving the seat in clockwise...
Category

20th Century British Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Steel

Antique circa 1930s NYC Subway Signal Semaphore
Located in Stamford, CT
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1930s American Vintage Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Kiwi Boot Polish Advertising Shoe Cleaning Box with Shoe Rest
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Kiwi Boot polish advertising shoe cleaning box with shoe rest A handy and attractive little piece, the handle of the polish box doubles up as a rest to put the foot on to polish t...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Unique And Early Safety Helmet
Located in Peekskill, NY
This type of head gear was used in shops to protect workers from flying particles. This hood was perfect if you worked on grinders or a wire wheel. This shop made example has a nice ...
Category

Early 20th Century Unknown Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

Grandpa Gene's Workbench
Located in Aurora, OR
An homage to all the honorable grandpas out there, this workbench had to have a personal name because it was someone's personal creation. This massive workbench is a testament to han...
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Early 20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Wood

19th Century Large Heavy Metal Lockable Grain Storage Bin
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century large heavy metal lockable grain storage bin This grain or rice storage bin comes from North Africa, it is made in metal, and has an aged patina, otherwise it is in s...
Category

Mid-19th Century Antique Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Ben Hur Screen-Used Mechanical Ship Movie Prop
Located in Peekskill, NY
Ben Hur screen-used miniature ship. (MGM, 1925/1959) A spectacular articulated ship model from the sea battle scenes in both MGM versions of Ben-Hur. This vessel originally construct...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Copper

Vintage Industrial Era Bottle Drying Rack
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A large and impressive Industrial Era bottle drying rack with great traditional form and an untouched all original patina. An authentic artifact from the great Industrial Age. The pa...
Category

Late 19th Century Antique Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Antique Art Deco Period Steel Day Bed for Convalescing Factory Workers
Located in Stamford, CT
Category

1920s Unknown Vintage Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Industrial Folk Art Bicycle Stool
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A fun Folk Art industrial stool with painted metal base and shaft having swiveling leatherette seat and a bicycle sprocket, chain and fixed pedals as foot rests. A nice unique piece ...
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Antique French Copper Doll Mould
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
Rare antique doll mould. Naturally patinated copper. Used to create doll heads. Now an unusual shelf or desk curio. circa 1920s, French.  
Category

1920s French Vintage Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Copper

Six Assorted Metal and One Bakelite Antique Glove Stretchers Some Engraved
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine group six custom designed collectible assorted metal and one Bakelite antique glove stretchers all having spring action. Some Engraved, signed and labeled Franklin Glove Compa...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

Collection of Seven Sterling Handled Antique Glove Stretchers
Located in Stamford, CT
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Mid-20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

Phillips Stick a Soles and Heels Cobblers Shop Advertising Display Model
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Phillips Stick a Soles and Heels cobblers shop advertising display model This piece dates back to the 1920s and would have been on display in a shoe shop window The model is of a...
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Early 20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

Antique Industrial Factory Work Table on Iron Castors
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique Industrial factory work table on iron castors, simple design, handmade, heavy duty construction, hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere en route from Buffalo NY.
Category

1930s American Vintage Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Large 19th Century Toleware and Mahogany Grocer’s Shop Display Tea Tin,
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large 19th century toleware and mahogany grocer’s shop display tea tin, A beautiful decorative grocers tea canister, once it was filled with Tea, possibly Assam, it has a very a...
Category

Late 19th Century Antique Industrial More Folk Art

Pair of Palatial Antique Copper Pontoon Boat Floats on Custom Stands
Located in Stamford, CT
Category

Mid-20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

Thom McAn Antique Foot Rest
Located in Redding, CT
Thom McAn antique foot rest. Used in stores to tie and try on shoes. Great collector piece of Industrial Folk / Advertising Art. Says on foot rest "Thom McAn, Try my Big 4 Hosiery, t...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Brass, Metal

Colorful Collection of Vintage Cast Iron Shoemaker Forms
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic collection of 17 iron shoe maker forms in multiple colors of original paint. Countless ways to display on wall, tabletop or shelf display. Many with foundry marks. Unusual ...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Industrial Iron Wheel 19th Century Original Painted
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This folky Industrial wheel is in fine condition and retains the original red painted surface. The condition is very good.
Category

19th Century American Antique Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Hand Forged Iron Mallet Paper Weight
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A "Found-item' beautifully patinated hand-forged Mallet, this piece is a standalone beauty, but can easily translate as your personal creative statement as a paper weight - or to bea...
Category

20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Antique Cast Iron Fire Alarm Covers by the Rockwood Company
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of mid-20th century pierced wrought iron alarm covers mounted as sculpture. The covers with company name Rockwood Worchester. Would be great wired as table lamps. Note: Can work...
Category

1940s American Vintage Industrial More Folk Art

"Black Jack" Antique Double Clamp
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An unusual small scaled forged iron double clamp having expressive molded spade form decorations. Mounted on a stepped oak base retaining its original green polychrome.
Category

Early 1900s American Antique Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Iron

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5 Antique 19th Century Sculptural Saddle Vise Collection
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3 Antique Violins
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Antique Industrial Steel Ladies Eyeglass Mold, Circa 1965
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Vintage and Antique Colorful Child’s Abacus Collection
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Antique Art Deco Period Steel Day Bed for Convalescing Factory Workers
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Antique Hot Rod, Car, Truck Cats Eye Reflector Collection Mounted on Stands '7'
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Collection of 5 Antique Metal Cigar Cutters Deer and Elephants
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Previously Available Items
Huge Early French Display Shoe
Located in Peekskill, NY
The small shoe pictured is my size 10.5 put there for scale. The oversized large shoe is beautifully proportioned and over 26 inches. Everything about this turn of the century advert...
Category

Early 20th Century French Industrial More Folk Art

  • Huge Early French Display Shoe
  • Huge Early French Display Shoe
  • Huge Early French Display Shoe
  • Huge Early French Display Shoe
H 9 in. W 26 in. D 9 in.
Solid Wood Six Shooter Trade Sign
Located in Peekskill, NY
Don't let the scale of this carved wood gun fool you. It's almost 30 inches long and could be about ten lbs. The paint and patina is amazing. I was told that it may be a trade sign b...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

  • Solid Wood Six Shooter Trade Sign
  • Solid Wood Six Shooter Trade Sign
  • Solid Wood Six Shooter Trade Sign
  • Solid Wood Six Shooter Trade Sign
H 16 in. W 29 in. D 5 in.
19th Century French Scale
Located in High Point, NC
19th century French scale-made from iron with brass weighing bowls. Comes with four weights. Lovely size and proportion.
Category

19th Century French Antique Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Brass, Iron

  • 19th Century French Scale
  • 19th Century French Scale
  • 19th Century French Scale
  • 19th Century French Scale
H 10.75 in. W 24 in. D 9.75 in.
Antique Industrial Americana Iron Fire Hose Reel
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique American industrial iron fire hose reel in all original beautifully aged dark green painted surface with period wood knob and all gears present and working. Great looking scu...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

Vintage Soap Box Derby Car
Located in Denton, TX
1940s handcrafted plywood soap box derby car with original advertising on the side and the drivers name on the top "Mike" The steering works well but not sure about the brakes Best ...
Category

20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Soap Box Derby Car
  • Vintage Soap Box Derby Car
  • Vintage Soap Box Derby Car
  • Vintage Soap Box Derby Car
H 19 in. W 80 in. D 35.5 in.
Early 20th Century Grocers Shop Advertising Chair, Restu Washes White Overnight
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Early 20th century grocers shop advertising chair, restu washes white overnight Restu washes white overnight, a shop advertising chair, the enamel sign is double sided and has bee...
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Early 20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

London Wooden Hotel Laundry Trolley Cart
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
London wooden hotel laundry trolley cart Great piece from the London Laundry Co Clerkenwell, the cart is made in 1” thick heavy duty pine and has iron wheels, the Trolly is paint...
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Late 19th Century Antique Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Original 20s Movie Theater Marquis Popeye
Located in Peekskill, NY
These hand painted tin theater marquis almost never survived. They were well made and reinforced to help weather the storms. This 24 inch cut out example still has most of its paint ...
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20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

Monumental Hand Painted Canvas Banner, circa 1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is a very large hand painted canvas banner. The banner consists of two pieces of banner sewn together with loops on all four corners. This piece has retained its origin...
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Early 20th Century Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Canvas, Paint

19th Century Tin Plate Perpetual Calendar Advertising Carr’s Biscuits, 1893-1904
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century tin plate perpetual calendar advertising Carr’s Biscuits 1893-1904 A great piece showing signs of wear now perhaps but this calendar was first issued in 1893, so perh...
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Late 19th Century Antique Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Rare Antique Cast Iron Life Size Closed Hand Advertising Piece, circa 1920
Located in Stamford, CT
A rare antique life size cast iron closed hand shaped advertising piece made for the Soudan Spec. Mfg. Co. Milwaukee Wisc. Nicely detailed and proportioned. Mounted to a custom made ...
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1920s American Vintage Industrial More Folk Art

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Iron

Ben Hur Screen-Used Mechanical Ship Movie Prop
Located in Peekskill, NY
Ben Hur Screen-Used Miniature Ship. (MGM, 1925/1959) A spectacular articulated ship model from the sea battle scenes in both MGM versions of Ben-Hur. This vessel originally construct...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art