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Period: 20th Century
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...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Earthenware

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...
Category

French Belle Époque 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Metal

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...
Category

Meiji 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Giant Think Big Eraser, 1984
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Giant vintage pink pearl eraser. Made in 1984 by Think Big, NYC. Made of an eraser rubber in a classic pink hue. With a ton of character, this sign makes a great desk object or paper...
Category

American Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Rubber, Paint

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 ...
Category

Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century 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...
Category

Austrian Arts and Crafts Antique 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Mirror from the Belen Garden Opera House
Located in Chicago, IL
Cast iron, tile, and mirror sign panel from the Belen Garden Opera House.
Category

Argentine Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Iron

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

French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware, Pottery

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.
Category

American Industrial Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

American Post-Modern Vintage 20th Century 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...
Category

American Other Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Napoleon III photo frame
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Napoleon III photo frame original old photo frame Cloissone technique and gilding Circa 1900 Origin France perfect condition Natural wear of the time The Napoleon III style had its h...
Category

French Napoleon III Antique 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

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...
Category

Japanese Showa 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

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

American Hollywood Regency 20th Century 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

British Folk Art Vintage 20th Century 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

Country 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

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

American Mid-Century Modern 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

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!
Category

African Folk Art 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

Japanese Mid-Century Modern 20th Century 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

Folk Art 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

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

Swedish 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Hand Carved Sandwich Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved and Salmon painted Sandwich sign.
Category

American Adirondack 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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

Meiji 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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

European Modern 20th Century 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

Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Brass

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

Canadian Native American 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Copper

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

French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Walnut

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

American Navajo 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wool

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

American Native American 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

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

British 20th Century 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

American Vintage 20th Century 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

British Folk Art Vintage 20th Century 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

French Victorian 20th Century 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

North American 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Ivory, Organic Material

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. ...
Category

Spanish Folk Art Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

African Urembo Beaded Vintage Necklace Choker by the Maasai Tribe Kenya
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage African Urembo beaded necklace choker. Handmade in Kenya by the maasai tribe. Urembo means “beauty” and the handmade pattern and unique color pairings will make a bold stat...
Category

Kenyan Folk Art 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Beads

Brass Us Navy Officer's Binoculars, Circa 1910
Located in Norwell, MA
World War I U.S. Navy Officer's binoculars. Binoculars are by Lemaire of Paris as embossed on eyepieces. Knurled focus knob, sun shades on twin barrels. Highly polished and lacquered...
Category

Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage Red and Black Berber Moroccan Pillow
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan Berber red pillow cut from an old handwoven Moroccan tribal flat-weave Kilim tribal rug. Great handcrafted textile with red earth tone color handwoven by the Berber...
Category

Moroccan Folk Art 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wool

American Hooked Checkerboard Chess Rug
Located in New York, NY
A handmade one of a kind American Hooked Rug from the 3rd quarter of the 20th century with an irregular checkerboard pattern Measures: 3' x 5'7''.
Category

Mid-Century Modern 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Unique Cracked Glass Apple
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This mirror glass mosaic apple is quite the eye catcher due to its size. The sculpture will be the head of conversation no matter what living or office space you chose ton put add th...
Category

Mid-Century Modern 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Fiberglass

Folk Art Painted and Carved Bird Sculpture, Early 20th C
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An early twentieth century whimsical folk art bird tree having six carved and painted wood birds each in different poses and mounted on wire legs to leaf covered branches. Mounted to...
Category

North American Folk Art 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Iron

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

British Victorian Antique 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Glass

Baby Carrier Dayak Borneo Vintage
Located in Point Lonsdale, AU
Dayak baby carrier from Borneo, Indonesia, estimated made in mid 1900’s. Colourful bead work depicting tradition mother goddess hand-stitched on rattan grass basket with two shoulder...
Category

Indonesian Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Wood

Early Ibibio Mask Fragment, Dark Red Face, Expressive Eyes, Early 20th C
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early Ibibio mask fragment from Nigeria, deep black-red pigment, expressive eyes. A compelling face on a custom metal stand. Old insect damage/erosion to proper right hair and side o...
Category

Nigerian Tribal 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Large Zinc Metal Owl Sculpture
Located in Rochester, NY
Finely detailed hand crafted zinc metal sculpture of a large standing owl on original attached bolted base. Beautifully aged weathered surface with areas of verdigris - outside for m...
Category

Indian Folk Art 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Zinc

Indian Chief Painting Signed & Dated 1936
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Amazing Indian Chief oil painting signed M.Soto & dated 1936. This amazing oil painting is in very good condition and has a great look.
Category

American Adirondack 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Boxwood

Edwardian German Large Set of Pine Building Blocks
Located in London, GB
Edwardian pine building blocks. A rare, oversized set of circa 1910 German pine building blocks. Original pine box with lithograph sliding labelled top. With more the average piec...
Category

German Edwardian 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Saddle or Saddle Pad Moroccan Carpet
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
I found this nomadic saddle among the various Moroccan carpets I bought from a young traveller, who sold me all his collection many years ago. I washed and restored all , but I kept ...
Category

Moroccan Archaistic 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Folk Art Mid-Century Modern Blown Red Art Glass Face Masks, México
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Folk Art blown red glass face masks made in México.
Category

Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of Steel & Cast Iron “No Parking” Signs, Lyle Signs Minneapolis, 1930's
Located in Milford, NH
A fine pair of circular yellow painted steel signs which read “No Parking Between Signs,” with cast iron poles and round bases, embossed “Lyle Signs, Minneapolis”. These street signs...
Category

American Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Steel, Iron

American Indian Art by Norman Feder Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
American Indian Art by Norman Feder Hardcover Book Discussing and illustrating the art forms of the Native Americans of North America, a comprehensive tour covers such areas as the ...
Category

American Tribal 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Antique New Old Stock French Artist Paint Brushes
Located in London, GB
Antique unused stock from a French artist atelier paint brushes, c1940s. Brought from a retired artist north of Paris. Extremely tactile and sculptural. The horse hair is ...
Category

French Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

1920s Cast Iron American Soda Fountain Chairs Set of Four
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great set of four cast iron soda fountain chairs. Found in the northeast. Original multi layer pink and green paint surface. Also original leather chair surface. Very nice cast iron ...
Category

American Folk Art 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Boule D'or Enamel Sign, 1953, Vintage Advertising
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Charming enamel publicity sign by Boule d'or. Dated 1953 All 4 holes are intact, so can be hung without problems. Normal age related wear to the panel, nothing has been refu...
Category

Belgian Folk Art Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Enamel

Harry Jobes Swan Decoy Pair
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Matched swan pair Item number: X837 Matched Pair. Two swan decoys by Harry Jobes of Aberdeen, MD. Original paint. Used Decoys - a few shot holes. Selling as a pair. Period: First h...
Category

American Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Airline Poster of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand, ca.1960
Located in Langweer, NL
Vintage poster of New Zealand / Go There by NAC. Wellington: R.E. Owen, ca. 1960s. Photographic lithograph of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Condition: Tiny spots of profes...
Category

20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Mid Century African Women Wood Sculpture
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional African wood carving ,mounted on custom-made steel base of women graciously looking forward, beautiful facial expression, and very nice and intricate hairdo. Great objec...
Category

Vintage 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Early Classic Wood Ashanti Stool with Barrel Supporting Top, Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
The supports for Akan stools take many forms, they can be purely geometric or architectural with simple posts and columns, or, as in this case, a barrel supporting the curved seat. ...
Category

Ghanaian Tribal 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Unknown folk art for sale on 1stDibs

Unknown folk art is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of unknown folk art, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 1,037 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original folk art of Unknown were created in North America during the 20th century in the folk art style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider folk art by and . Prices for Unknown folk art can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $40 and tops out at $36,328, while pieces like these can sell for $889 on average.

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