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Pair of 18th Century French Straw Marquetry Landscapes
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of charming late 18th early 19th century 'Marqueterie De Paille' landscapes in original frames. The detailed workmanship of these pieces is exquisite. Provenance: The Collect...
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Late 18th Century French French Provincial Antique Primitives

Materials

Straw

Massive Exceptionally Crafted Sculptural Brutalist Freeform Burl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Exceptionally crafted and large sculptural Brutalist freeform burl wood centerpiece bowl. Hand carved from a unique piece of cherry burl wood. A burl occurs naturally through tree g...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Primitives

Materials

Hardwood

Senufo Style Carved Mask, African
Located in Houston, TX
A 20th century carved and painted Senufo style mythical beast African mask. This decorative mask is whimsically painted with a spotted face, having three horns and a gaping mouth wit...
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20th Century African Primitives

Materials

Wood

Vintage States Pendent Wool Felt Pillow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This original wool pendant states pillow is all hand sewn like a handmade quilt. The detail is amazing and all the fringe is in very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Primitives

Materials

Wool

Hand Carved Snow Shovel
Located in Dallas, TX
Hand carved snow shovel, vintage item.   
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20th Century North American Primitive Primitives

Materials

Wood

Large 1930s Primitive Shell Encrusted Owl in Brown Black and White
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
What a great way to add a touch of whimsical decor to a room! Covered in various types of sea shells, this tall bird captures the exquisite craftsmanship of South East Asian artists....
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20th Century Philippine Primitive Primitives

Materials

Shell

Early 19th Century Set of Bowling Balls
Located in Atlanta, GA
A terrific set of two early 19th century bowling balls in wood and metal. Great objects to decorate a bookcase or tabletop. The larger ball measures 10 1/4" 9 7/8" diameter. The smal...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Primitives

Materials

Metal

African Baoulé Chair, Ivory Coast, Mid-20th Century
Located in London, GB
This small chair from the ivory coast has a truly lovely presence. It is hand carved and showcases the typical design elements of a ‘Baoulé’ chair, low seat with a vertical back. Ind...
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Primitive Primitives

Materials

Wood

1850s Wooden Rakes
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1850s wooden rakes with leather binding. Purchased from a Southampton, NY estate.
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1850s Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Antique Central Mfg Folk Art Toleware Bread Box Tin Pie Safe Cake Bake Farmhouse
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique painted toleware bread box by the Central Manufacturing Co, decorated with red tomatoes. The interior tray is removable and pierced with ventilation holes for airflow.  
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Metal

Carved Solid Wood African 3-Legged Stool
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Carved solid wood African 3-legged stool This lovely piece has been very skilfully carved out of one piece of wood, it has handsome dished seat, with 3 attractively shaped legs wi...
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Late 19th Century Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Bog Wood

Contemporary Ebony Makonde African Wood Carving
Located in Houston, TX
A beautiful contemporary collector piece of Makonde ebony tree of life art carving with unbelievable detailed wood carving.
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1950s Tanzanian Primitive Vintage Primitives

Materials

Ebony

Antique French Grain Measure, Early 20th Century
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Antique French grain measure, early 20th century. Marked 'Decalitre'. Aged wood with top metal band. Staved wood base.
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Early 20th Century French Primitives

Materials

Wood

1930s Indonesian Handwoven Rattan and Bamboo Hauling Basket
Located in Middleburg, VA
Beautiful handwoven Indonesian hauling basket made from rattan and bamboo with a remarkable deep color and patina. This Agrarian art makes for a beautiful display or storage piece in...
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20th Century Indonesian Primitives

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

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.
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Late 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Horn, Wood

1930s Indonesian Handwoven Rattan and Bamboo Hauling Basket
Located in Middleburg, VA
Beautiful handwoven Indonesian hauling basket made from rattan and bamboo with a remarkable deep color and patina. This Agrarian art makes for a beautiful display or storage piece in...
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20th Century Indonesian Primitives

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Brown Rectangular Folk Art Sea 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 sea shells, it is a striking statement piece. The box which the shells cover, is crea...
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20th Century American Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Shell, Wood

Pair of Papua New Guinea Tribal Medicine Bags from Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Papua New Guinea medicine bags from the mid-20th century on custom stands. This pair of woven medicine bags from East Highlands Papua New Guinea are adorn with a collection...
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Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Primitives

Materials

Iron

Fine and Large Antique Burl Wood Bowl
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A large and rare antique hand carved burl wood bowl with primitive form, fine tight graining and excellent age/ use patina. Possibly Native American, the bowl has very good aging and...
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Mid-19th Century Native American Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

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

French Antique Round Copper Still, 19th Century
Located in Cookeville, TN
Antique French copper still with lid. Has a great aged patina. Two handles on the body of the still make lifting easy. Has a handle on the top to remove the lid. Will make a great co...
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Early 19th Century French Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Copper

Tall Copper Still, 19th Century
Located in Cookeville, TN
This early 19th century copper still from France will make a great conversation piece. In the shape of a cylinder. The lid has two handles. Has a beautiful aged patina.
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Early 19th Century French Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Copper

Primitive Wooden Tool Box Hand Painted
Located in Cookeville, TN
Primitive red speaks volumes on this antique wooden tool box with accents of metal. The hand painted flowers and black borders add to the story of it. The box is topped with a namepl...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Primitive Primitives

Materials

Wood, Paint

19th Century Italian Hand Painted Carretto Sicilian Cart, Cultural Art Form
Located in Encinitas, CA
An important Italian treasure of primitive cultural art and folklore, this Carretto Siciliano is a market cart originating from the City of Taormina in the Province of Messina, Sicil...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

Antique 19th Century Primitive Hewn Pine Farmhouse Trencher Dough Bowl
Located in Dayton, OH
Primitive hand hewn pine dough bowl or trencher.  
Category

Early 20th Century Rustic Primitives

Materials

Pine

19th Century Brutalist North African water Bucket
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century Brutalist North African water bucket Stud and riveted water bucket from North Africa An amazing piece, the main body is made up with layered riveted strips of meta...
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Mid-19th Century Brutalist Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

Cast Iron Stirrups, Pair
Located in Cookeville, TN
If you love equestriana, you need to add these two handwrought cast iron horse stirrups to your collection! They can serve as bookends, napkin holders, or whatever your imagination c...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Iron

Antique Chinese Cast Iron Weight
Located in New York, NY
A tall, solid cast iron 19th century Chinese weight. Beautifully worn, with original hand forged hanger. A heavy piece with presence and history. Measures: Height of piece: 8" Heig...
Category

Mid-19th Century Chinese Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

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

English Twig Table
Located in Houston, TX
English twig table, created circa 1875 to furnish a rustic summer house. In very good, solid, stabile and strong condition. Perfect to serve as a decorative and unusual side table or...
Category

Late 19th Century English Rustic Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Large Fruitwood Trog or Dough Bowl on Oak Stand
Located in Baltimore, MD
Used for kneading dough for multi-family baking or perhaps for washing the baby, this huge fruitwood trog was hand-hewn from a single split log. It has developed something of a twist...
Category

Early 20th Century Hungarian Primitive Primitives

Materials

Oak, Pine

Large Fruitwood Trog or Dough Bowl on Oak Stand
Located in Baltimore, MD
Used for kneading dough for multi-family baking or perhaps for washing the baby, this large fruitwood trog was hand-hewn from a single split log. It has developed a slight twist over...
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Early 20th Century Hungarian Rustic Primitives

Materials

Fruitwood, Oak

Massive Fruitwood Trog or Dough Bowl on Oak Stand
Located in Baltimore, MD
Used for kneading dough for multi-family baking or perhaps for washing the baby, this huge fruitwood trog was hand carved from a single split log. It stands nice and straight with it...
Category

Early 20th Century Hungarian Rustic Primitives

Materials

Fruitwood

Vintage European Field Basket, 20th Century
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Vintage European field basket, 20th century. Woven wicker and wood. Used for hand-harvesting and designed to be worn on back.
Category

20th Century European Primitives

Materials

Wicker

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...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Primitives

Materials

Oak

Leather Buggy Bench, 19th Century
Located in Cookeville, TN
Offering this gorgeous leather buggy bench. From the 19th century the character of this bench will start a conversation. The base was added so the bench could be used without bolting...
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19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vintage African Carved Wood Tanzanian Ceremonial Chief's Throne Chair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A striking African ceremonial or chief’s throne chair carved in one piece from a single tree trunk having artful head at the top, female breasts, beautiful decorative carvings and so...
Category

1940s Tanzanian Primitive Vintage Primitives

Materials

Wood

Large French Sifter
Located in Sheffield, MA
If you are looking for a large Primitive piece to hang on the walls of your country home your ship has arrived. The rim is wood and a bit warped with age and the middle is metal. It ...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Primitives

Materials

Metal

Late 19th Century Tin Lantern with Star Designs
Located in Boulder, CO
Great patina and surface on this late 19th to turn of the century tin lantern featuring multiple stars. Wonderful Folk Art appeal.
Category

1890s American Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Tin

Antique African Moble Ankle Bracelet Currency on Custom Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
An African Mbole copper bracelet currency from the early 20th century. This antique tribal anklet of copper alloy originates from the Mbole Peoples of the Central Congo. Originally a...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Primitives

Materials

Copper

Ecuadorian Carved Skull Shaped Whistle
Located in London, GB
This unique and amazing Ecuadorian primitive piece is a whistle carved in a skull form, and dates to the formative stage from the woodland period. It measures 2 in – 5 cm wide, 2 ½ i...
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15th Century and Earlier Ecuadorean Antique Primitives

Materials

Clay

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...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Primitives

Materials

Terracotta

Two French Glazed Pots in Confit Pot Form
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Two glazed terracotta jugs of country French pottery in confit pot form Dimensions: Rust - 8 1/2" diameter x 11" high. Green - 9 1/4" diameter x 10 1/2" high. Condition: Expected...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Primitives

Materials

Terracotta

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...
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19th Century French Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Fruitwood

Hand-Carved Decoy
Located in Sheffield, MA
This is the first time we have had an eider wood carving. He is a wonderful piece of Folk Art for those who love the unusual and a great addition to a decoy collection. He is mag...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Primitives

Materials

Wood

Antique Small Wine Press, Can Sit on Table Top
Located in Round Top, TX
This wine press is a fun find, handcrafted from oak around the turn of the century. The heavy gauge of the hand-thread iron shows dramatically against the oak, creating a strong visu...
Category

Early 20th Century Hungarian Primitives

Materials

Wood

19th Century Polychrome Painted Hand Carved Wood Canister
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century polychrome painted and hand carved wood canister. This was found in New England.
Category

Early 20th Century American Adirondack Primitives

Materials

Wood

African Baoulé Chair, Ivory Coast, Mid-20th Century
Located in London, GB
This small chair from the ivory coast has a truly lovely presence. It is hand carved and showcases the typical design elements of a ‘Baoulé’ chair, low seat with a vertical back. Ind...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ivorian Primitive Primitives

Materials

Wood

Primitive Hardwood Dining Stool, circa Early 20th Century, Mexico
Located in Sayulita, Nayarit
Rustic, hollowed out block stool from the northern mountains of Tonalixco, Puebla. These are typically used by the fire to congregate and eat together. The patina on these pieces is ...
Category

Early 20th Century Mexican Primitive Primitives

Materials

Hardwood

Rare Papua New Guinea Kukukuku War Club, Eastern Highlands - Morobe Province
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
This rare war club is from Morobe Province which is a very remote area from within the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, showing a hand carved oval disc-shaped head of mottled g...
Category

Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Primitive Primitives

Materials

Stone

Antique 19th Century Handmade Solid Wood French Wooden Grape Wine Olive Press
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique 19th century handmade solid wood French wooden grape wine olive press, circa 19th century. Measurements: 27" H x 20" W x 13" D.   
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19th Century French Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Rare Papua New Guinea Ceremonial Axe, Southern Highlands, Mount Hagen Region
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A rare Papua New Guinea ceremonial axe from the Mount Hagen region in the Southern Highlands, showing a hand shaped and hand polished grey-green stone having a finely sculpted edge, ...
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Primitive Primitives

Materials

Stone

Rare Kukukuku Pineapple Stone War Club, Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
This rare war club is from the remote Morobe Province within the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, showing a hand carved stone head having two rows of segmented protrusions, fit...
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Primitive Primitives

Materials

Stone

Early 20th Century Papua New Guinea Adze / Foot Adze
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The adze was traditionally used for cutting wood, digging and removing sago from palms and were used as a tool by many cultures dating back millennia. The one key feature that distin...
Category

Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Primitives

Materials

Stone

Early 20th Century Papua New Guinea Fighting Pick, Lowland Rainforest
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
This early 20th century fighting implement originates from the Lowland rainforest of the Asmat Regency, Brazza River district of Southern Papua New Guinea. Showing a hardwood stake b...
Category

20th Century Papua New Guinean Primitive Primitives

Materials

Reed, Wood

18th Century French Hand Forged Iron Game Rack
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large hand forged iron game rack France, circa 1750.
Category

18th Century French Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

Original Painted Rooster and Daisy's Iron Garden Ornament
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original painted iron garden ornament with roosters and daisy's in good condition.
Category

Early 20th Century American Adirondack Primitives

Materials

Iron

Primitive Styled Hardwood Dining Stool from Mexico, circa 1920s
Located in Sayulita, Nayarit
Rustic, hollowed out block stool from the northern mountains of Puebla. These are typically used by the fire to congregate and eat together. The patina on these pieces is important t...
Category

Early 20th Century Mexican Primitive Primitives

Materials

Hardwood