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19th Century American Folk Art Heart Shaped Iron Pad Lock & Key, Dated 1875
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th-century American folk art Heart-shaped forged iron pad lock and key, dated 1875 A remarkable 19th-century American heart-shaped forged iron padlock and key is a true testament ...
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19th Century American Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Wrought Iron, Iron

Primitive/Early Hand-Painted Blanket Chest, Wedding Trunk on base.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early/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). St...
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19th Century Mexican Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Antique Wood And Iron Gopher
Located in New Orleans, LA
This industrial cart was made to load and unload railroad cars in a Wisconsin factory about 1900, and is signed "Gopher Floor Truck, Faribault, Mn." This well worn salvage cart is ready to repurpose as a coffee table or whatever else you can imagine. The top deck is oak and maple planks with a very fine finish that preserves loads of wear, stains and separations for antique character. Four cast iron wheels are original on this American made factory cart. Solid and heavy it's the real McCoy...
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Early 1900s American Industrial Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

19th Spanish Century Plow
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fabulous mid-19th century Plow from the Catalan region of Spain. Sturdily constructed from wood and hand forged iron. These pieces are wonderful as wall-mounted art, coat racks or converted into light fixtures. Great as a clothing store display fixture...
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Mid-19th Century Spanish Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

Rare Antique American Folk Art Primitive 1814 Checkers Game Board
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare Antique American Folk Art Primitive 1814 Checkers Game Board. A very unusual 19th century American primitive game board, made from an ...
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Early 19th Century American Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood, Paint

Ananas Multicolor
Located in Milano, IT
“Il filo conduttore dell'ananas multicolor è la policromia come approccio all'insegna dell'eclettismo e della contaminazione tra artificiale e naturale. L’ananas multicolor è un simb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Primitives

Materials

Yarn, Resin

Stone sculpture/city Naka Zenobia, Tuniz Nicola 1990
Located in Manzano, IT
Stone sculpture/city Naka Zenobia, Tuniz Nicola 1990 Modern talian style Periodo del design 1990 - 1999 Production period 1990 - 1999 Year of production 1990s Country of production I...
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1990s Italian Primitives

Materials

Zinc

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,...
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Late 19th Century Irish Rustic Antique Primitives

Materials

Oak, Pine

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

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

Vintage Coastal Brown Rectangular Sea Shell Covered 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

1850s Cherry Corner Cupboard Farm House Rustic Cabinet
Located in Wallkill, NY
Another wonderful early corner cupboard. 4 shelves on top and 2 on the bottom. Stunning Patina on this cupboard. 1 small repair. Another true antique piece that came out of my histor...
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Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Cherry

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

Materials

Pine

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

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 wonderful...
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Mid-18th Century Spanish Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Early 19th Century New England Child's Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 19th century ladder back child's chair from New England in fantastic condition. This early chair is mortised and square nail construction.
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1870s American Adirondack 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. ...
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1830s American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Mahogany

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.
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Late 20th Century Turkish Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Wool

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

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

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

Materials

Hardwood

Long Folk Art Hand Carved Pine Whimsy Chain
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wonderful, whimsical folk art chain whittled from one continuous piece of wood (pine, in this case). One end features what resembles an arrow fletching,...
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Primitives

Materials

Pine

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

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

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 vess...
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Early 20th Century Primitive Primitives

Materials

Earthenware

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

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

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.
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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 hea...
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Early 18th Century Italian Baroque Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

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, ...
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2010s Japanese Organic Modern Primitives

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Straw

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, contempora...
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2010s Japanese Organic Modern Primitives

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Straw

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

18th Century Swedish Decorated Mangle Board
Located in Kramfors, SE
Folk art mangle board from northern Sweden. This is a typical proposal gift to the would-be bride from the groom. If he had the skill the groom would make...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Pine

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

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 L...
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Mid-20th Century Burkinabe Primitives

Materials

Iron

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 wa...
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Early 20th Century Nepalese Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Wood

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 h...
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Primitives

Materials

Spruce

Early 20th Century Oak Splint Basket
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful early 20th century hand-woven oak splint gathering basket with a single bent oak handle, a double banded rim, and a lovely wonky shape. Found in Wisconsin.
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Oak

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 Dec...
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Early 20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Primitives

Materials

Wood, Paint

African Bura Stone Funerary Marker
Located in Chicago, IL
This abstract stone sculpture is a funerary marker of the Bura people of the Niger/Mali region. Little is known about the Bura civilization (c. 200 to 1000 AD), but it shares many of...
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15th Century and Earlier Nigerien Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Stone

Mid-18th Century Hand Drawn English Farm Map on Vellum, circa 1740s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-18th century hand drawn English farm map on Vellum circa 1740s Henry Maxted & Isaac Terry, Surveyors. A Map of a Farm in the Parish of Blean in the County of KENT: Belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Hodgson circa 1743. A beautiful hand drawn map...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Primitives

Materials

Lambskin

Early Salmon Painted Nantucket Light Ship Basket, Late 19th Century
Located in Nantucket, MA
9” Open round salmon painted Nantucket Lightship basket with wooden ears and original paint. The nails on the interior bottom indicate this was probably used as a vegetable baske...
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Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Primitives

Materials

Oak, Paint, Reed

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. ...
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Late 19th Century American Adirondack Antique Primitives

Materials

Tin

English Royal Navy Leather Gun Charge Carrier with Coat of Arms, Circa 1840
Located in Hollywood, 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...
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1840s English William IV Antique Primitives

Materials

Leather, Paint

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

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 mor...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Primitives

Materials

Burl

Antique Carved and Decorated Ship's Figurehead
Located in Sheffield, 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

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

Materials

Pine

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".
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Late 19th Century Spanish 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 utilized by the Mumuye shamans in rain-making ceremonies where they would place the bottom ends in small holes dug into the earth, and symbolically petition the gods for rain. This pair of Mumuye rain wands are each presented upon custom black iron stands, making a great pair of decorative objects...
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20th Century Nigerian Primitives

Materials

Iron

Large Colorful American Braided Rug with Horizontal Stripes and Fringe Detail
Located in Atlanta, GA
1970s colorful braided rug American with horizontal stripes and fringe detail, rug s12-0809, country of origin / type: America / braided, circa 1960 This large vintage American br...
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1960s American Vintage Primitives

Materials

Cotton

19th century Primitive Painted Early American Floor Lamp
Located in Savannah, GA
Rare painted iron standing floor lamp made to burn oil but converted to electricity. Nice lines and detail with upturned feet, scroll work and finial at top. See measurements below.
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Early 19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Iron

Inca Style Double Candlestick Holder
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
South/Central American (Incan/Mayan) style double candleholder. Bottom is marked J.P. (or J.R.) Combes Aigues-Vives, Aude (town in southern France) 65 (1965) Piece Unique. Combes ma...
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20th Century Primitives

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...
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Early 19th Century American Primitive Antique Primitives

Materials

Wood

Ngombe Throwing Knife, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
With its many blades and dramatic form, this impressive throwing knife would have been a status symbol and a form of currency among the Ngombe peoples o...
Category

Early 20th Century Congolese Rustic Primitives

Materials

Iron

Weathered Oxcart Hub
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully detailed and weathered Chinese oxcart hub. Perfect for a stand or side table, Shandong province, circa 1880. M843.
Category

1880s Chinese Antique Primitives

Materials

Elm

Pair of 20th Century East African Grain Bowls with Handles
Located in Chicago, IL
20th century East African grain bowls with handles pair (two pieces in set). From left to right A) 10.5" height x 10" diameter B) 8.5" height x 9" diameter.
Category

20th Century Zimbabwean Primitives

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century African Calabash
Located in Chicago, IL
Small leather Calabash from Africa Dimensions: 10 in. height x 6 in. diameter with a 4.24 in. diameter opening.
Category

20th Century Congolese Primitives

Materials

Leather, Wood

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