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Period: Early 20th Century
Art Nouveau Italian Scupture Terracotta, Lioness with Her Lions, A Amorgasti
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing sculpture in patinated bronze terracotta, "Lioness with her lions" by Antoine Amorgasti, born in 1880 in Pisa and died in Antwerp, Belgium in 1942. He studied sculpture at th...
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Italian Art Nouveau Antique Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Terracotta

1900s French Saint Anthony Sculpture
Located in High Point, NC
A plaster sculpture with wood wrapped base from France, produced circa 1900. A liturgical sculpture depicting a Friar of the Franciscan Order, a typical image of Saint Anthony—holdin...
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French French Provincial Antique Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Indonesian 'Wayang Golek" Shadow Puppet, Java, Indonesia, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This “Wayang Golek” is a visibly old shadow puppet carved using soft wood and cloth. It features an articulated head and arms connected to rods, the dresses are made with batik fabri...
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Indonesian Tribal Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Wood Thai Dancer Statue
Located in Pasadena, TX
6ft wood Thai dancer statue Thai deity with mirrored accents throughout. Deity is holding a staff, with arm outstretched. Statue is hand carved.
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Thai Modern Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Antique Elf Sculpture "Digging For Gold"
Located in South Burlington, VT
Digging For Gold- Rare Form Gardener's Best Friend - As American as Apple Pie An American garden friendly elf or gnome- hand cast and hand painted. Imagine this fellow going ab...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron

Fine Carved Statue of a Staghound, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A wooden carved statue of a staghound. Carved as half relief out of one piece of nutwood. Brienz, Switzerland, circa 1920. Measures: Width 3.94" (10cm) Height 9.45" (24cm) Depth...
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Swiss Black Forest Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Noh Mask Japan/Indonesia Old Man Character
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early 20th century Noh mask Japan/Indonesia old man character This striking mask is an excellent example of a Noh Theatre mask for the "old man" character. This mask is from an Indo...
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Indonesian Rustic Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Hand-Carved Wood Javanese ‘Wayang Topeng’ Theatre Mask, Indonesia c. 1900
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A visibly old mask from the Javanese masks theatre ‘wayang topeng’: carved from hard wood, and painted on the front side. The mask shows clear traces of age and long usage with multi...
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Indonesian Other Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Wooden Skittle Set with Stand from England
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th-century blonde wooden skittle set with stand. Skittle is an English lawn game that is still popular throughout the United Kingdom today, only in its current iteration it i...
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English Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

French 20th Century Mannequin Shop Display Legs
Located in London, GB
French early mid-20th century mannequin legs. Unusual and scarce survivor.   
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French Industrial Vintage Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wicker

Hand-Carved Wooden Pendant Light Lustermandl with Cellar Master Figure, ca. 1920
Located in Barntrup, DE
This beautiful and unique German beer cellar/pub pendant light "Lüstermännchen" or "Lüstermandl" features a masterful hand-carved oak wood figure of a smiling cellar master or winegr...
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German Black Forest Vintage Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Metal, Brass

Swedish Early 20th Century Solid Burr Birch Mallet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century solid burr birch mallet circa 1900. Turned from a solid piece of burr birch this sculptors mallet has little signs of use. 1 piece, handle with feint turned det...
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Swedish Late Victorian Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Birch

Black Forest Style Carved Wall Bracket Shelf
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Black Forest style carved wall bracket shelf This is a delightful item, the bracket has a carved stag’s head decorated with leaves and trees from the forest supporting the shaped...
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Black Forest Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Walnut

Japan Rare Pair “Moon Gazing" Rabbits Gallery and Garden
Located in South Burlington, VT
For your special garden spot - rare pair Moon Gazing Rabbits from Japan! This is a hard to find pair (2) of solid and finely cast effigies of tall "moon gazing" garden rabbits, u...
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Japanese Taisho Vintage Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron

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...
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North American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron

Early 20th Century Carved Folk Art Plaque of Owls and Sunflowers
Located in Charleston, SC
Early 20th century carved Folk Art plaque of owls and sunflowers. Glass eyes.
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Unknown Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Oak

19th Century Black Forest Carved Dinner Gong
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
19th century Swiss Black Forest carved brass dinner gong suspended by two trees each having a carved climbing bear. Very neat and unique piece of Black Forest work. Genuine and authe...
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Swiss Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Birdhouse
Located in Chicago, IL
A whimsical early 20th century American Folk Art purple Martin pine birdhouse with two levels, eight entrances, and a wonderfully shingled roof and weathered patina. Perfect as a scu...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pine

Japanese Old Wood Carving Lion Head/Antique Folk Art Figurine Object Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an item of Japanese culture. Since ancient times, the Japanese have created lion heads and dedicated them to shrines to ward off hunger and plague. Originally it is lacquer...
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Japanese Meiji Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Wooden Indian Figures
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century wooden Indian figures A nice collection of early 20th century hand carved pine, painted Indian figures, stood on individual plinths, and decorated in tradition...
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Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pine

Wooden, Hand-Carved & Painted Nandi Cow, India C. 1900
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A visibly old hand-carved Nandi Cow from India. This wood sculpture features a wonderful age related patina and has been hand-painted with a mix of white and bright colours. Nandi ac...
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Indian Other Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Paint

Cardboard Cubist Study of Womans Head
Located in Peekskill, NY
I found this interesting cardboard study in a New York Flea Market almost 50 years ago. It been on the shelf all that time and never gave it a 2nd thought. Its unsigned and I have no...
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American Modern Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Paper

Old Florida Antique Bronze and Copper Palm Tree Sculpture
Located in San Francisco, CA
Incredibly detailed one of a kind Palm Tree sculpture. It is made from bronze and copper. Magnificent patina. It stands 34 inches high. The base is 9 inches wide and the trunk of tre...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze, Copper

Three Early to Mid-20th Century Slingshots from the Maya People in Guatemala
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Three early to mid-20th century slingshots from the Maya People in the North and South Highlands, Guatemala Three charming slingshots with arms raised from a dozen that were collect...
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Guatemalan Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Paint, Hardwood

Chinese Peking Opera Theatre Puppet Marionette Doll, Early 1900s
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful work complete with a unique wood-carved and hand-painted face, a wonderfully fabulous hairdo, and an original textile garment. From a group of 7 Chinese opera puppets...
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Chinese Qing Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Paint, Textile

Monumental Antique Saint Patrick Garden Sculpture
Located in South Burlington, VT
Life size 59 inch tall legendary saint Patrick garden sculpture - founder of Christianity In Ireland This is an extraordinary example of an antique American or Continental hand pain...
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American Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Antique Hand Carved Oak Wood Bust or Sculpture of a Religious Monk or Friar
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed hand carved bust is unsigned, but believed to have been done in England in circa 1900 in the period Edwardian style. The sculpture is composed of solid oak and dep...
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English Edwardian Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Oak

Folk Art Carving Painted Rooster
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This hand-carved and original painted wood rooster has glass eyes and minor cracks in wood. The condition is good with a wonderful undisturbed surface. Great patina.
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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.
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Swedish Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

African Baby Cradle
Located in Bastrop, TX
Elevate any corner with this beautiful wood carved seat, foot stool, or decorative table setting. Get obsessed with the detail. Imagination not included. Decorative and useful. Unkno...
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Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Old Japan Pair Magnificent Bronze Cockatoo Parrots
Located in South Burlington, VT
From our recent Japanese acquisitions First we have seen A rare pair (2) of Japanese hand cast bronze "cockatoos" or parrots dating to the early 20th century. They possess much...
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Japanese Meiji Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Early 20th Century Sculptural One of a Kind Hand Crated Fir. Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Organically shaped with a touch of whimsy this one of a kind pair of Fir chairs was handcrafted in 1912 in the Big Sur/Carmel region of Central California. The bottom of each chair i...
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American Art Nouveau Vintage Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Large Vintage or Antique Folk Art Pottery Sewer Tile Type Cat Figure Sculpture
Located in Wilton, CT
Large folk pottery cat figure in abstracted form, sitting alert with ears pricked, circa early 20th century. With terrific, original, cold painted and varnished yellow and red finish...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pottery

Early 20th Century Americana Uncle Sam Lumberjack Whirligig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charming whirligig depicting a figure resembling Uncle Sam sawing a log mounted to a wooden base. Hand carved, painted, and assembled with applied facial details. When manually turne...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Vintage Wood Geometry Surface and Volume Teaching Sphere
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic multidimensional geometry teaching sphere. Wonderful warm patina to wood surface. Original notes displayed on the sphere and inside. Opens up to many different shapes and o...
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American Steampunk Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Carved Wood Tribal Bambara, Mali Africa Granary Door Lock with Crosspiece
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Well-used wood door lock used by the Bambara people, Mali, Africa, with crosspiece. The top is an animal head with horns. Includes original movable bolt or crosspiece. Heavy wear and...
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Burkinabe Tribal Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Handcarved Antique French Dough Bowl
Located in Malibu, CA
Handmade wood dough harvest bowl. This rustic French dough bowl has so many applications. Use as a centerpiece or display for fruit, flowers or firewood.  
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French Rustic Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pine

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carved Wood Chain
Located in Chicago, IL
Don't let your eyes fool you, you're not looking at a boring iron chain. This is a stunning early 20th century American Folk Art fourteen foot long wooden chain, hand carved of one p...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Embossed Brass Spreadwing Eagle, circa 1900
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a vintage embossed brass American eagle, dating to the early 1900s. This is a striking eagle, with its wings fully outstretched. The eagle clutches an olive branch in its rig...
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Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Brass

Pair of Pitcairn Island Carved Miro Wood Goblets, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
Pitcairn island carved Miro Goblets, circa 1900 We are proud to offer a rare pair of circa 1900 matched pair of Pitcairn Island souvenir carved Miro wood hands holding goblets. Show...
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Pitcairn Islands Folk Art Antique Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Burmese Gilt-Wood Seated Buddha, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This buddha is a hand-carved from wood and originates from Burma, modern day Myanmar. It once featured an elaborate gilded finish (covered in gold leaf), however much of this has wor...
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Burmese Other Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Giltwood

Monumental and Unusual Folk Art Stage Coach Figure and Horses, 1927
Located in Buffalo, NY
Monumental and unusual Folk Art stage coach figure and horses, 1927. All hand executed, amazing detail, working lamps, velvet interior on coach.
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American Folk Art Vintage Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Leather, Velvet, Plaster

Rare Pair Punch & Judy Antique Sculptures
Located in South Burlington, VT
Nostalgic opportunity- large matched set (2) cast iron doorstops of Punch and Judy depicting Punch with his dog and Judy with her beloved puppet, both in original hand painted patina...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron

Folk Art Carved and Decorated Sei Whale, circa 1920s
Located in Nantucket, MA
Folk Art carved and decorated Sei Whale, circa 1920s. An early vintage or antique hand carved and decorated sculpture of a Sei Whale, with long and relatively slender body, tuberosit...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

After Jean Louis Grégoire Spelter Figure "Boy Playing Pipe"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
After Jean Louis Grégoire (France, 1840-1890) A Charming French 19th-20th Century Patinated Spelter Figure of "The Animal Charmer", depicting a standing scantily clad young boy playi...
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French Folk Art Antique Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Marble, Spelter

Early 20th Century Porcelain Maneki Neko, Japan
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early 20th century porcelain Maneki Neko, Japan This porcelain Maneki Neko, the good fortune beckoning cat, is a molded seated form with the right raised paw closely to the side of ...
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Japanese Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Porcelain

20th Century Cast Iron Andirons in the Form of the Easter Islands Stone Statues
Located in Stamford, CT
Early 20th century cast iron andirons in the form of the Easter Islands stone statues. Andirons do not have backs, circa 1900-1920.
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Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron

Hand-Carved Wood Timorese Tribal Panel Set, Indonesia, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
These are early 20th century carved panels from Timor Island, they have been hand carved and feature a mix of human and animal figures. They also feature ceremonial tribal designs on...
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Indonesian Other Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Chinese Stone Figurines
Located in High Point, NC
A carved stone figurine from China. A cat-like small sculpture in a quaint pose, eyes wide open in a grimace recalling the figures of the gargoyles. Standing on rectangular bases, th...
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Chinese Folk Art Antique Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Stone

1920's Bronze Bust of a Woman by Karl Hagenauer
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A small bust of a woman by Karl Hagenauer (1898-1956) for Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien. Solid bronze with original hoop necklace. Hagennauer markings and 'made in vienna Austria' markin...
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Austrian Art Deco Vintage Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Antique French Art Deco Bookends by Maurice Frecourt 1925 Toucan Black Marble
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Marvelous pair of French Art Deco bookends by Maurice Frecourt 1925. Very desired Toucans holding Sphere model. Made out of Nero Marquina black marble & spelter with amazing patina...
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French Art Deco Vintage Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Marble, Spelter

Sunny Days Antique Tulip Bouquet Flower Sculpture
Located in South Burlington, VT
Brilliant colors tulip bouquet sculpture brightens up your day An old memorabilia treasure - heavily hand cast and hand painted still in its old period colors with a bronzed flower ...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Iron

Large Hand Carved Black Forest Military Soldier & His Horse Under a Shade Tree
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed carving is unsigned by the artist, but presumed to have been done in Eastern Europe in circa 1940 in the Black Forest style. The carving depicts a military soldier...
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German Black Forest Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Softwood

Terracotta Reticulated Doll Santos Figure Wearing a Bowler Hat
Located in Stamford, CT
Unusual, amusing and frankly, somewhat mysterious doll figure with reticulated limbs. Since it is terracotta it is unlikely this was made to be played with as a doll. The bowler ha...
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French Folk Art Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Terracotta

Early 20th Century East African Headrest, Ethiopia ‘Kambatta Tribe’
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Showing a crescent shaped rest braced by flattened supports atop a cupped base, decorated with carved incised geometric motifs and exhibiting a mellow patina overall.
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Ethiopian Tribal Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Chinese Gilt Ancestor Figure, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
An integral part of traditional Chinese home life, ancestor worship before a domestic altar often featured painted ancestral portraits or tabletop ancestor figures. Seated upon a red...
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Chinese Qing Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Large Hand-Carved and Painted Folky Chicken
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine example of early 20th century Folk Art is all original paint and carved from one piece of wood. The weight is heavy and would make a great doorstop in the kitchen.
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American Country Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pine

Early Yoruba Wood Circular Divination Board with Face & Figures, Early 20th C
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Very early large Yoruba divination board, a classic form round board with face at top, figures, snakes, cowrie shells and other items around the edge of the board. Heavy wood, early ...
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Nigerian Tribal Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

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