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Antique Double Sided Gameboard, Parcheesi and Checkers
Located in Nantucket, MA
Polychrome double sided game board with applied molding. The Parcheesi side is painted with green, red, yellow, blue and purple with leaf and floral decoration. The opposing side ...
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Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Primitives

Spanish 18th Century Plow
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful and primitive agricultural piece used in plowing the fields from the Catalan region of Spain. Handsomely constructed from naturally washed Meleze and iron. A terrific pie...
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18th Century Spanish Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

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

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Fruitwood

19th Century Primitive Hedge Row Folk Art Stick Chair
Located in Houston, TX
19th century Primitive hedge row stick chair, England, circa 1850.
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19th Century English Antique Primitives

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Wood

1950s American Studio Craft Iron Triangle Dinner Bell
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Hand-forged dinner triangle, delicate swan head, in the manner of Early Russel Wright designed Iron Works, very reminiscent of the deer andirons.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Primitives

Materials

Iron

Finely Carved Chinese Stone Mortars
Located in New York, NY
Three gracefully shaped, light colored solid stone mortars from Shanxi Province, China. These nicely textured pieces are suitable for many uses and work perfectly as shelf decoration...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Primitives

Materials

Stone

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. Cast in it's lid is the ancient symbol of Rome, She wolf with her b...
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1870s Italian 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...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Primitives

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Oak

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.
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1840s English William IV Antique Primitives

Materials

Leather, Paint

1850s Corner Cupboard Rustic Farm House Pine Cabinet
Located in Wallkill, NY
This is a spectacular primitive corner cupboard. Layers and layers of paint on this piece. Four shelves on top and two on the bottom. Wonderful coloring on this! You don't find these...
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Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

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Pine

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...
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique Primitives

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Wood

French Primitive Stool
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very delightful and primitive stool from the Ardeche region of France. Very sturdy and very organic in feel.
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19th Century French Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Pair of African Mumuye Rain Wands on Stands
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of African Mumuye rain wands on custom stands. This pair of vintage tribal rain wands originate from the Mumuye peoples of West Africa, Nigeria. These forged-iron wands were u...
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20th Century Nigerian Primitives

Materials

Iron

Collection of Burkina Faso Currency
Located in Atlanta, GA
A collection of Burkina Faso currency from the mid-20th century. This assortment of three vintage African ritual iron snakes effigies originate from the Lobi tribe of Burkina Faso. T...
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Mid-20th Century Burkinabe Primitives

Materials

Iron

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...
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Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Cherry

Antique Adirondack Bench with Very Thick Seat and Striking Hand Hewn Legs
Located in New York, NY
A very striking antique adirondack bench with a gracefully shaped thick seat formed out of a single piece of wood. The remarkable seat is supported by two unique hand carved legs tha...
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Early 20th Century American 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.
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Early 20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Primitives

Materials

Wood, Paint

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 ...
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Early 1800s American Primitive Antique Primitives

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Walnut

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...
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Early 20th Century Guatemalan Rustic Primitives

Materials

Stone

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 ...
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20th Century Ethiopian Primitives

Materials

Leather

Late 19th Century American Handmade Burled Wood Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Late 19th century American handmade burled wood chair Great looking accent chair with beautiful patina and wood grain. Dimensions: 37 in. H x 15.75 in. W x 16 in. ...
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Late 19th Century American 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...
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Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

Ornate Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden Whimsy Chain
Located in Brooklyn, NY
American whimsy chain whittled from one continuous piece of wood, circa early 20th century. The carvings on this piece are more technical and detailed than traditional 'chain link' e...
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1910s American Folk Art Vintage Primitives

Materials

Wood

Primitive Cupboard Two-Door Farm House Jelly Rustic 19th Century
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...
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Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Pine

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.
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Primitives

Materials

Willow

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 ...
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20th Century American Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Shell, Wood

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 ...
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Primitive Primitives

Materials

Wood

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...
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2010s Japanese Organic Modern Primitives

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Straw

Large Rustic Antique Wood Tray
Located in New York, NY
A large Chinese tray from Shandong province carved from a single piece of pinewood. Beautiful patina. M695.
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Primitives

Materials

Pine

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 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 ...
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20th Century Chinese 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...
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Mid-20th Century Ethiopian Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Hardwood

Folk Art Hand Carved Spruce Whimsy Chain
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nice, whimsical Folk Art chain whittled from one continuous piece of wood (spruce, in this case). One end features a hook, the other a clasp. The wood has a beautiful, varied tone; i...
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Primitives

Materials

Spruce

Swedish Burl Bowl of Sculptural Form
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine early 19th century Swedish root burl bowl retaining traces of original mustard and ox blood read paint and having lovely organic form with excellent patina.
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Early 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Burl

19th Decorated Blue Tin Tole Water Kettle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic tin blue paint decorated tole ware water kettle is in amazing as found condition. It has a blue ground with painted flowers on both sides. The interior is painted in a...
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Late 19th Century American Adirondack Antique Primitives

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Tin

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 ...
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18th Century Mexican Antique Primitives

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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...
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Early 20th Century Primitive Primitives

Materials

Earthenware

18th Century Dutch Kaas Hudson Valley of New York
Located in Wallkill, NY
Massive 18th century Dutch kaas made in the Hudson Valley of New York, circa 1790-1810. It is made of walnut and has four shelves and one large draw across the base. It comes apart i...
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Late 18th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Walnut

Grand Scale Spanish 18th Century Dough Bowl, Trough
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fantastic very large scale 18th century Spanish dough bowl - or trough, carved from a single tree trunk. Perfect by a fireplace to house kindling, or filled with an assortment of c...
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18th Century Spanish Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

West African Stone Shrine Figure Sculpture, Great Patina and Texture
Located in New York, NY
A West African stone shrine figure with great, colorful patina. This stone sculpture has incredible presence and looks great from every angle. BH536.
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Late 20th Century Ghanaian Primitives

Materials

Stone

Folk Art Seesaw with Original Paint
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Children's seesaw (circa 1950, USA) in painted oak with lovely, natural patina. Although, impractical for intended use, given the wear and age, this remains a charming, decorative it...
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Primitives

Materials

Metal

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.
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1830s American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Mahogany

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...
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19th Century American Antique Primitives

Materials

Burl

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...
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Mid-18th Century Spanish Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Victorian Era Wooden Bead Centerpiece Bowl Czechoslovakian Art Craft Studio
Located in Hyattsville, MD
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.
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1910s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Primitives

Materials

Wood

Unusually Large, Thick Walled Antique Burl Wood Mortar
Located in New York, NY
A tall and heavy antique Chinese mortar carved out of a single piece of burl wood with thick walls, great patina, and tremendous presence. Burl wood mortars of this size, age and con...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Primitives

Materials

Burl

Burmese Tribal Markers Wooden Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Two Burmese chin state tribal markers. Tribal Territory markers collected within the chin state Burma (Myanmar). Each piece is primitively carved with a face and a collection of item...
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Late 19th Century Burmese Antique Primitives

Materials

Hardwood

Assembled Pair of Early 20th Century Trench Art Vases Custom Mounted as Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
An assembled pair of brass artillery shell casing trench art vases now mounted as lamps with custom Lucite bases and tapered square custom linen shades trimmed in dark green gimp. T...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Brass

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...
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Late 19th Century Irish Rustic Antique Primitives

Materials

Oak, Pine

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).
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Early 20th Century American Primitives

Materials

Wood

Antique Carved and Decorated Ship's Figurehead
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Antique carved and decorated 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 and age cr...
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Early 19th Century Indian Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

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

19th Century Wood Dough Trough
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic and large 19th century American hand carved wood dough trough of rectangular form with tapered sides and a handle carved of the same piece of wood, retaining original old...
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19th Century American Primitive Antique 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.
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Late 19th Century Papua New Guinean Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

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

African Tribal Kuba Dance Cloth From Congo
Located in New York, NY
Handmade from rafia and hand-stitched with great artistry, this Kuba dance cloth is powerful as a graphic piece of art. It has some soiling consistent with its use. It would make a g...
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Mid-20th Century Congolese Tribal Primitives

Materials

Raffia

Hand Carved Tribal Wooden Nepalese Beaker Milk Pot with Handle
By Kuba
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large hand carved tribal wooden beaker Nepalese milk pot with handle. Early 20th century antique tribal milk pot with incised pattern. This rustic milk pot was hand carved of local h...
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Early 20th Century Nepalese Folk Art 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!
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19th Century Guatemalan Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood, Paint

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