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Brown Rectangular Folk Art Shell Covered Wooden Box with Lid, Arthur Court
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A fabulous shell covered Folk Art box with lid. Covered in brown, black and cream conical shaped shells, it is a striking statement piece. The box which the shells cover, is created ...
Category

20th Century American Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Shell, Wood

Very Tall Buffalo Fence Post Sculptures
Located in New York, NY
These vintage, solid teak buffalo fence posts read as Minimalist contemporary sculpture and will complement any contemporary setting. From java, Indonesia these objects have a strong...
Category

1940s Indonesian Vintage Primitives

Materials

Teak

Large Handmade Woven Basket
Located in New York, NY
An unusual, large woven willow basket with fabric trim at the top displaying its many years of age in its beautifully worn and faded finish. From Shanxi province, circa 1900. B445.
Category

Early 1900s Chinese Antique Primitives

Materials

Willow

Spanish 19th Century Wooden Mold
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very interesting 19th century mold in solid wood for making donkey harnesses. Fabulous as a pedestal with a wonderful contemporary feel. The top surface measures: 10 1/2" L x 5 1/4".
Category

Late 19th Century Spanish Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Early 19th Century Primitive American Demilune Large Sized Console Table
Located in Savannah, GA
Early 19th century American primitive demilune console table featuring center drawer with brass knob, straight plain foot legs and original finish. Unusual very large size.
Category

1830s American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Mahogany

Arko Wall Art 5, Contemporary Art Craft Rice Straw
By ARKO
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hand-sewed rice straw art by Arko. Title: Composition Accelerando #01 This work has the feelings of contemporary, tribal art, contemporary craft art, created with the respect for w...
Category

2010s Japanese Organic Modern Primitives

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Straw

Antique Carved Bowl with Great Patina
Located in New York, NY
An antique Chinese bowl carved from a single piece of pine wood. This piece has a striking, irregular shape and shows the beautiful wear which is the result of more than one hundred ...
Category

20th Century Chinese Primitives

Materials

Wood

Antique Primitive and Rustic Gravity Cream Separator Can in Green on Red Legs
By Sears, Roebuck & Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible antique gravity cream separator. An incredible piece of Primitive and rustic vintage farm equipment. It has the most glorious patina ever. This is so cool!!! It is a fabu...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Primitives

Materials

Steel

18th Century Swedish Farm House Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Trestle table with profiled legs in pine. The table has smaller marks and traces after over 250 years of use see picture. All pieces are original to the table including the wedges. M...
Category

Late 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Pine

Spanish 18th Century Primitive Trough
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very handsome primitive trough from the Catalan region of Spain. The trough is beautifully carved from a large solid block of wood. Serves wonderfully as a planter or a center piec...
Category

Mid-18th Century Spanish Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Large Ethiopian Hide Shield
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully sculptural and three dimensional animal hide shield from Ethiopia. This fabulous handmade object was formed by carefully shaping the leather over stones to create its ...
Category

20th Century Ethiopian Primitives

Materials

Leather

Vintage Turkish Embroidered Folk Art Textile in Purple, Wall Hanging or Throw
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful hand embroidered textile from Turkey that is perhaps 30 or 40 years old. A whimsical example of textile Folk Art.
Category

Late 20th Century Turkish Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Wool

Arko Wall Art 4, Contemporary Art Craft Rice Straw
By ARKO
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hand-sewed rice straw art by Arko. Title: A head-sea over the night sky (Small model) This work has the feelings of contemporary, tribal art, contemporary craft art, created with the...
Category

2010s Japanese Organic Modern Primitives

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Straw

Richly Carved Swedish Mangle Board
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Mangle board with interestingly carved horse handle, Sweden dated 1782. The horse has an arched neck, disproportionately small head, bas relief legs and horsehair tail. The board its...
Category

Late 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Antique Carved and Decorated Ship's Figurehead
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Antique carved and decorated nautical ship's figurehead, circa 1890, depicting a regal bird with a beak. The sculpture is in original paint. Although there has been much paint loss a...
Category

Early 19th Century Indian Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Bonad by Femsjö Per Svensson
By Femsjö Per Svensson
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Bonad from Småland, circa 1830, painted by Femsjö Per Svensson (1787-1862), showing the journey of the Magi. Oil on canvas/burlap, in original condition with no restoration. A very s...
Category

Early 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Canvas

Heart Shaped Iron Pad Lock & Key, Dated 1875
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Heart shaped iron pad lock & key, dated 1875, of large size made in three pieces, works. Complete with a 5.25" long key.
Category

19th Century Victorian Antique Primitives

Materials

Wrought Iron

Arko Wall Art1 Tribal Style, Contemporary Art Craft Rice Straw glamping
By ARKO
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hand-sewed rice straw art by Arko. Title: Alley of ripple #04 This work has the feelings of contemporary tribal art, contemporary Craft art, created with the respect for wild natur...
Category

2010s Japanese Organic Modern Primitives

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Straw

Graham Fuller Artisan Carved Burl Wood Bowl
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Elemental form hand carved ancient Tawa burl wood bowl. With a small carved center hole and showcasing the natural veins and holes of the wood overall. Signed on the base. Very g...
Category

20th Century Organic Modern Primitives

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Silver Painted African Ashanti Tribal Stool
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A large scale, hand carved and silver painted Ashanti tribal stool. Likely painted silver in the 1920s to compliment metallic trend of the Art Deco movement.
Category

Early 20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Primitives

Materials

Wood, Paint

Two French Confit Glazed Terracotta Jars
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Two glazed terracotta jugs of French confit pots with good traditional form and fine color. Dimensions: Green 9" diameter x 11 1/2" high. Yellow 9" diameter x 11 1/4" high. Condi...
Category

Early 20th Century French French Provincial Primitives

Materials

Terracotta

Early Mexican Hand-Painted Blanket Chest, Wedding Trunk on Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Primitive hand-painted chest with tons of character. Stamped Mexico on the bottom. Shows wear and tear consistent with age. Iron hinge with key hole (does not have the key). Stands ...
Category

18th Century Mexican Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

19th Century American Primitive Carved Wood Cast Iron Glider Rocking Hobby Horse
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American primitive handmade gliding hobby horse. The piece features a carved wood horse, red painted wood base, cast iron hardware with star accents, and leather straps and s...
Category

Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

19th Century New England Splint Oak Basket
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century new England splint oak basket Possibly Massachusetts Dimensions 14" wide x 12.5" deep x 8" high at the edge x 15" high at the handle Good antique condition wit...
Category

Late 19th Century American Antique Primitives

Materials

Oak

Hand Hewn African Ethiopian Large Wooden Bowl with Handle
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand hewn and hand carved African Ethiopian wooden bowl with handle. Original large vintage Ethiopian tribal wood bowl hand carved bowl from a unique piece of wood Exceptionally la...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Primitives

Materials

Hardwood

1850s Cherry Corner Cupboard Farm House Rustic Cabinet
Located in Wallkill, NY
Another wonderful early corner cupboard. Four shelves on top and two on the bottom. Stunning Patina on this cupboard. Another true antique piece that came out of my historic 1769 Hud...
Category

Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Cherry

19th Century Italian Cast Iron Coal Powered Iron
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Classic icon from the last century. Once used in every household, now its cherished for its simplicity and beauty.
Category

1870s Italian Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

Antique Wood and Leather Bench with Great Patina and Clean Lines
Located in New York, NY
A simple, rustic wooden bench with a beautifully worn leather seat and clean design. This double chair/bench from Ethiopia looks great from any angle and has great presence. CH371.
Category

Early 20th Century Ethiopian Primitives

Materials

Leather, Wood

19th Century Primitive Cupboard Two-Door Farm House Jelly Rustic
Located in Wallkill, NY
Another wonderful early Primitive two-door original blue/gray cupboard with a great amount of storage space. It has four shelves inside. True antique Primitive pieces that came out o...
Category

Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Pine

Selection of 6 Authentic Ethnic Cameroon Headdresses and Ceremonial Hats
Located in Leuven , BE
A beautiful Decorative Cameroon headdress with the inside lined with colorful fabric and the outside decorated with porcupine spikes.
Category

Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Primitives

Materials

Organic Material

Antique Stone Matate, Grinder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th century Guatemalan stone matate, or piedra de moler - grinding stone. Carved from one piece of stone, usually volcanic rock. Used for grinding corn and seeds. Comes with t...
Category

Early 20th Century Guatemalan Rustic Primitives

Materials

Stone

Antique 19th Century Sampler from Philadelphia Dated 1804
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine school girl sampler was found in a collection in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is dated 1804 at the very bottom of the sampler. It was made by Beriey Ann Dorter ??? Hard t...
Category

Early 19th Century American Country Antique Primitives

Materials

Wool, Linen

Rustic French Wooden Sledgehammer, Early 1900s
Located in Austin, TX
A decorative and rustic, almost primitive, wooden sledgehammer from the Ardeche region of France.
Category

Early 20th Century French Rustic Primitives

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Hay Fork on Custom Wall Mount
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderfully sculptural 19th century French espalier fruitwood hay fork mounted on a custom steel wall mount. Forks like these took years to create: A young fruit tree would be chos...
Category

19th Century French Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Fruitwood

Polychrome Wooden Barber Pole Folk Art Advertising Sign from Cape Cod
Located in Milford, NH
A wonderful polychrome wooden shaped barber pole folk art advertising sign of Cape Cod origin, probably circa 1850, attached to a newer custom ebonized wooden base, 19th century. Goo...
Category

Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Hand Hewn African Ethiopian Large Wooden Bowl with Handle
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand hewn and hand carved African Ethiopian wooden bowl with handle. Original large vintage Ethiopian tribal wood bowl hand carved bowl from a unique piece of wood Exceptionally larg...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Primitives

Materials

Hardwood

Large Four Gallon Victorian English Copper Ale-Beer Measuring Jug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large four gallon Victorian English copper Ale- Beer Haystack measuring jug.
Category

Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Primitives

Materials

Copper

Large Scale Antique Stone Matate, Grinder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th century Guatemalan stone matate, or piedra de moler - grinding stone. Carved from one piece of stone, usually volcanic rock. Used for grinding corn and seeds. Comes with t...
Category

Early 20th Century Guatemalan Rustic Primitives

Materials

Stone

Mangle Board Dated 1841
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Danish mangle board dated 1841 with a horse handle. Beautifully carved flowering vine in an urn. Original painted surface with great patina.
Category

Mid-19th Century Danish Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

19th Century Flax Carding Comb
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderfully sculptural 19th century European wooden flax carding comb originally used in the linen making process. Now, mounted on a custom stand as a sculptural object.
Category

19th Century Bulgarian Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Fine Traditional French Provincial Dark Stained Armoire
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very fine traditional antique French armoire with a useful and hard to come by 12” depth. A carved bonnet over a frieze with carved cross motif. With the Classic shaped and carved bu...
Category

19th Century French French Provincial Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

1830s Primitive Farmhouse Corner Cupboard Pine Cabinet
Located in Wallkill, NY
Wonderful Primitive Pine PA corner cupboard. 12 panels of early wavy glass. The bottom has two-shelf storage. Stunning piece for your farmhouse decor. True antique Primitive pieces t...
Category

Early 19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Early American Wood Mallets
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully worn early American sturdy wood mallet. (Two have been sold, only one available - the RIGHT one in the main image).
Category

Early 20th Century American Primitives

Materials

Wood

Antique Clay Amphora Vessel Floor Vase Primitive Greek Earthenware Pottery
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Clay Amphora Vessel floor vase Primitive Greek Earthenware Pottery 35" Large antique vessel or amphora (amphorae) urn / vase or jar. These vessels originated in the Neolit...
Category

Early 20th Century Primitive Primitives

Materials

Earthenware

Victorian Era Wooden Bead Centerpiece Bowl Czechoslovakian Art Craft Studio
Located in Washington, DC
Mesmerizing design, great table prop or functional decor, signed to bottom, Made in Czechoslovakia. Measures: Bowl only diameter 10.25 x height 3.25 in.
Category

1910s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Primitives

Materials

Wood

19th century Huntboard from South Carolina Plantation
Located in Savannah, GA
Primitive huntboard from Beaufort County, South Carolina. Early 19th century plantation made in a Primitive style. Straight tapered tall legs. Original turned drawer knobs. Lock and ...
Category

Early 1800s American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Walnut

Hand Carved Swedish Mangle Board
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Mangle board in original green and salmon paint, Sweden dated 1818. The horse-shaped handle has an incised main and articulated reins and tail. On either side of the horse are twinin...
Category

Early 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Antique Running Horse Copper Weather Vane on Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century copper weather vane on hand-forged iron stand. From western Tennessee.
Category

19th Century American Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Copper, Iron

Early 18th Century Italian Carved and Dovetailed Walnut Alms Box
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 18th century Italian carved and dovetailed walnut alms box, circa 1725 Large dovetails and old handwrought nails give this small scale box a heavy, rugged and strong build. A ...
Category

Early 18th Century Italian Baroque Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

English Royal Navy Leather Gun Charge Carrier with Coat of Arms, Circa 1840
Located in Charleston, SC
English Royal navy leather gun charge carrier with a centered coat of arms depicting lion and unicorn and the original tacked leather handle, Mid-19th century.
Category

1840s English William IV Antique Primitives

Materials

Leather, Paint

Decorative Hand-Carved African Statue from Kenya
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Decorative ebony well hand-carved African statue of a young women. Handmade in Kenya, Africa.
Category

Mid-20th Century Kenyan Tribal Primitives

Materials

Ebony

19th Century American Round Burl Bowl with Great Patina
Located in Milford, NH
A fine example of a round burl bowl, probably American in origin dating to the 19th century with great overall patina, minor shrinkage cracks, and other minor imperfections and surfa...
Category

19th Century American Antique Primitives

Materials

Burl

Senufo Crocodile Headdress, Africa
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Large openwork crest mounted upon a woven basketry cap. The large, square decorative panel bears a central reptilian or stylized crocodile depiction with alternating squared painted ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ivorian Primitive Primitives

Materials

Wood

Pair of Abelam Maprick Standing Figures, Middle Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Two Abelam spirit totems dating the late 19th century and mounted on wooden plinths. Measures: 83 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches.
Category

Late 19th Century Papua New Guinean Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Pair of Antique 19th Century Painted Carnival Carousel Horses
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great looking pair of fanciful carousel horses on iron bases. Bright original paint and carving. Great pieces of folk art! Children can actually sit on them! Sturdy and so much fun!
Category

19th Century Guatemalan Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood, Paint

Pine and Oak Rocking Cradle
Located in Baltimore, MD
This is a charming, very rustic hooded rocking cradle with an interesting and unusual “bird house” with a circular opening, built into the shallow hood, presumably to store small ite...
Category

Late 19th Century Irish Rustic Antique Primitives

Materials

Oak, Pine

Pre-Columbian Gold Dignitary Figure
By Pre-Columbian
Located in Santa Fe, NM
This pendant was most likely meant to represent a sort of portrait of the bearer, an important chieftain or "cacique." The depicted male figure wears a crown or headdress, necklace, ...
Category

18th Century and Earlier Colombian Pre-Columbian Antique Primitives

Materials

Gold

Antique Sub-Sahara African Talking Drum
Located in Amsterdam, NL
For all items from this dealer please hit the button VIEW ALL FROM SELLER below on this page Beautiful very rare antique talking drum made by a tribe living in the border region of ...
Category

Early 1900s Guinean Tribal Antique Primitives

Materials

Hide, Wood