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Art Deco Folk Art

ART DECO STYLE

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design.

Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces and bedroom furniture. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

On 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furnishings by designer, including works by Paul Follot and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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Style: Art Deco
Rare Carved Limestone.Art Deco. W P A, Cubist Sculpture by William Slattery
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare Carved Limestone.Art Deco. W P A, cubist sculpture by William Slattery Included original printed brochure from exhibit,, see photo of sculpture (upper left),, G. (Bill...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

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Limestone

Art Deco Box Neon "ETCHISON HATS" Wonderful Red Neon, The Neon Shop, LIMA OHIO
By Neon Products
Located in Buffalo, NY
Art Deco Box Neon sign advertizing Etchison Hats,c.1930's,, wonderful red neon, made by The Neon Shop.Lima Ohio.. Great graphics..retains original black metal housing.. curved deco d...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

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Metal

Hagenauer Male and Female Wall Masks
Located in Oakland, CA
Hagenauer male and female wall masks chrome and brass finish. Highly stylized rare and unique pieces made in Vienna, circa the 1940s. Both recently restored in gleaming chrome patina...
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1930s Austrian Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

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Brass, Chrome

Bronze Art Deco Lion Sculpture
Located in Oakland, CA
An Art Deco era bronze statue of a lion with a great marble base of three tones inlaid in geometric shapes. The lion is powerfully rendered, its expression and musculature well defin...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Early 20th-Century Avant-Garde Painted Table with Mexican Muralism Painting
By Diego Rivera
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A spectacular example of early Mexican Muralism, condensed onto a plywood kitchen tabletop and joined with iron legs set in rhythm with the painted artwork itself. An exceptional p...
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1920s Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Stylized Hand Painted Art Deco Screen / Divider Signed Marian B. Jeffries C.1928
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stylized hand painted Art Deco screen / divider signed Marian B. Jeffries c.1928. Amazing colors. Charming motif. Consisting of three oak framed panels, center measuring 33" W. left ...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Masonite

Art Deco / Modernist Light-Up Sign,,,"TOYLAND"
Located in Buffalo, NY
Art Deco / Modernist Light-Up Sign,,,"TOYLAND" Most likely out of old department store..Great Deco / Moderne design.. Aluminum can.. ribbed glass..
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1940s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Aluminum

Rare Vintage Cartier Advertising Sign
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce vintage Cartier Chocolates, The Talk of New York metal sign. Dating to the early/mid-20th century, the rare and important advertising sign once adorning the iconic Paris...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Unusual 1930s Double Sided Trade Show Sign, "Photographs" Early Smalts / Gold
By Adrian Mitchell
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual 1930s double sided trade show sign, "Photographs" hand oil painted. Early Smalts / GOLD Gilt. Signed A.W. Mitchell. Amazing original condition. Art Deco Design.
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

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Wood

1930s Amusement / Carnival Motorcycle Ride, Carousal, Merry-go-round
Located in Buffalo, NY
1930s Antique midway amusement park wooden motorcycle ride is one of the earliest produced for carousels and merry-go-rounds. Wonderful aged patina, two sided, original paint. Leathe...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Metal

1930s Art Deco Chriopractor Neon Can Sign
Located in Buffalo, NY
Great old vintage neon sign,retains original red neon,transformer etc. Super art deco styling and design. Amazing scrypt.
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Vintage French Christian Dior Advertising Statue, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful and intruiging advertising statue for Christian Dior. This would have been used on a shop counter or to draw attention in a shop window. It has some minor user traces...
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1960s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

Vintage French Christian Dior Advertising Statue, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful and intruiging advertising statue for Christian Dior. This would have been used on a shop counter or to draw attention in a shop window. It has some minor user traces...
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1960s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

Wonderful, Massive Bronze Sculpture by Paul Ponsard
Located in Greven, DE
A woman kneels on a pillow and takes off a necklace, by Paul Ponsard (French sculptor). A very attractive, graceful Art Deco bronze. Detailed and masterfully finished. The grace, be...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Art Deco Sideboard from Germany Around 1930 with a Wonderful Veneer in Caucasian
Located in Greven, DE
We got this little sideboard from Berlin where it was built around 1930. The fittings were supplemented by us. The entire piece of furniture is provided with a multi-layer structure ...
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1930s German Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Martin Nyrop Pedestal for Copenhagen City Hall in Pine, Danish Modern, 1905
Located in Odense, DK
Rare tall pedestal in solid pine by Danish architect Martin Nyrop (1849-1921). Designed for Copenhagen City hall as a custom made project, therefore this is a unique opportunity to ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Large Art Deco Carved Wood Reclining Nude, Stylized Hair / Face
Located in Buffalo, NY
Large Art Deco carved wood reclining nude, Stylized Hair / Face, Iconic design, pose. Retains original surface, patina. Possibly held a planter, fish bowl, Hand delivery avail to New...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Hardwood

Large White Blue Ceramic Floor Vase by Jean Talbot La Borne circa 1940
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Jean Talbot - La Borne Large abstract ceramic floor vase by Jean Talbot Realised circa 1940 White, blue and green ceramic glazes colors Original perfect condition he...
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20th Century French Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Art Deco Running Man Statue by L. Valderi French
By Valderi
Located in Oakland, CA
Art Deco running man statue by L Valderi French, circa 1930. Verdigris patina metal sculpture on sculpted portoro angled marble base. The movement of the man, reminiscent of the grea...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Marble, Spelter

Coffee Grinder Gesto Mocka D.R.P. Muhle Kogellager, 1930, Germany
Located in Achterveld, NL
Extremely Rare Gesto Mokka - D.R.P. Deutsches Reichs pre-war end Patent 8 Ball Bearings Top Grind Adjustment Made in Germany Vintage - 1930's, Grinds From Coarse To Fine Espresso! ...
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1930s German Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Irregular Shape Hand-Tufted Wool Rug 'San Junipero' by Rannisa Soraya RAG Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
Irregular Shape Hand-Tufted Wool Rug 'San Junipero' by Rannisa Soraya RAG Home Mixed Shapes and Colors in Terracotta Green Orange Hand-tufted viscose wool with mixed methods carvin...
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2010s Indonesian Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Art Deco Highboard with a Fantastic Veneer and Mirrored Compartment
Located in Greven, DE
Art Deco highboard with a fantastic veneer and mirrored compartment, the original handles have been newly chrome-plated We were able to acquire this wonderful piece of furniture fro...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Art Deco Tin with Crane Birds and Flowers, 1930s, The Netherlands
Located in Antwerp, BE
Stylish black Art Deco tin with crane birds and flowers in Asian style. This Art Deco storage tin dates from the early 1930s and was made by the Dutch Company Bekkers Dordrecht Holl...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Scalloped Mirrored Corner Shelf
Located in Riverdale, NY
Cool Art Deco scalloped mirrored Corner shelf with silvered wood back. Tapers from base to top. 1930's USA. Measures: 32.5" high, Base 12" x 12". Shelves 6" apart/ 6"/ 7"/ 8" 3rd ...
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1940s North American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

Early 1900 Terracotta Sculpture of Fighting Panthers on a Marble Base by Fagotto
Located in Lisse, NL
Striking sculpture of two ferociously fighting big cats. This stunning sculpture does not depict two panthers in a playful fight, these two are in it to win it. This is a perfect ex...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

American Art Deco Figurative Soda-Jerk Folk Art Wood and Brass Ashtray Stand
Located in Port Hope, ON
This whimsical American Art Deco outsider art floor standing ashtray features a traditionally garbed soda-jerk bearing a brass ashtray. Both the skillfully detailed matinee-idol face...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Bronze Statue of Man Pulling Boat Sculpture
Located in Oakland, CA
An Art Deco bronze sculpture of a man gripping a rope and pulling a row boat ashore, It is a strong and unusual image, in contrast to the many images of men throwing spears or bendin...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Marble, Bronze

1930s Pair of Western Cowboy and Cowgirl Toy Dolls
Located in Antwerp, BE
Awesome pair of Western Cowboy and Cowgirl Toy Dolls. These two Large Dolls have a stuffed body with straw and heads of Composition. They date from the 1930s. Both dolls are dressed...
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Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Composition

1 of 3 Signed Roger Guerin 1930 Fleur De Lis Ceramic Stoneware Pottery Vase Pots
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this one of a kind, fully signed, original circa 1930 Roger Guerin ceramic pots of large proportions with Fleur De Lis decoration Roger Guèrin ...
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1930s Belgian Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

Litho Circus Poster with Clown and Circus Scenes Printed by Willsons Leicester
Located in Antwerp, BE
Great looking Colorful Art Deco Lithographic Circus Poster - Circus Affiche printed by Willsons Show Printers Leicester ( England - UK ). Beautiful design and use of colors. This...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Art Deco Chapel Sign Wall Sconce Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 20th century, Art Deco, chapel restroom sign, wall sconce light features a hand etched opaline shade with aluminum frame. The sign is wired to accept one medium socket bulb.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Aluminum

Antique Industrial Art Deco Brass Glass 'Ladies Toilet' Illuminated Sign. C.1920
Located in London, GB
A large illuminated glass and brass directional sign made in England. c.1920. Brass frame housing the internal illuminations above polished plate glass etched with 'Exit'. No make...
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage French Christian Dior Advertising Statue, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful and intriguing advertising statue for Christian Dior. This would have been used on a shop counter or to draw attention in a shop window. It has some minor user traces...
Category

1960s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

Vintage Double Sided Three Dimensional Tin Arrow Hotel Sign on Metal Brackets
Located in Savannah, GA
Vintage large three dimensional tin hotel sign in the shape of an arrow with a place for two light bulbs on either side. The two metal brackets add another ten inches to the piece. R...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Charming Art Deco Black Cat Jacquard Cloth, Prohibition Era
Located in Riverdale, NY
Charming and unusual square figural cotton jacquard cloth from the 1930's depicting barrels of liquor, bartenders, beer mugs, cats, mice and general Prohibition style Bar shenanigans...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Wonderful, Massive Bronze Sculpture from Charles Valton
Located in Greven, DE
A detailed lion is shown as it is roaring. The lion represents strength, bravery, loyalty and power. He is the king of the beasts! This Art Deco bronze figure is signed with the name...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair of Monumental Art Deco Paintings, Stylized Woman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of Monumental Art Deco paintings, depicting stylized woman, circa 1929-1930, colorfully rendered as a woman hiding behind a flower with spotted leopard on left, bearing Sotheby'...
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1930s Unknown Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Ceramic Green Drip Glaze Small Pitcher by Fulper Pottery
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful vibrant green drip glaze ceramic pitcher. Glaze has a cool metallic shine.
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Jean Bonnardel Portrait by Federico Masses
Located in New York, US
Our portrait of Jean Bonnardel (1899-1952), Countess Madeleine de Montgomery, by Federico Armando Beltran Masses (1885-1949) measures 77 3/8 by 52 1/4 in, 196.5 x 132.6 cm. Frame mea...
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1930s European Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

Vintage White and Gold Ceramic Camel Sculpture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage White and Gold Ceramic Camel Sculpture. Pure white with 24 karat shiny gold seated camel large figure. Hand painted ceramic sculpture camel, whimsical handcrafted decorativ...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Art Deco Chrome & Glass Skyscraper Tenant Directory Sign
Located in Hanover, MA
Vintage 1940's chrome frame building directory sign with beveled glass double panels. This came from the famous Boston (North End) restaurant 'Joe Tecce's' which closed in 2010 after...
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1940s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome, Steel

Cast Iron Chicago Gym Step
Located in Garnerville, NY
A fine cast iron objet d'art fragment from Chicago Gym. Black iron step or rung from a ladder. Circa 1930-40. Good overall condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor roughnes...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Hand Carved Wooden Figurative Sculpture of a Professor with Books
Located in Barntrup, DE
A masterfully carved wooden sculpture of a professor with books sitting on a chair. Beautifully made in details, this adorable sculpture will decorate any room - office, library, liv...
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Mid-20th Century German Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Wind Up Musical Toy 'Zilotone', Clown Playing Xylophone, Wolverine Co. 1930's
Located in Petaluma, CA
This wonderful musical toy was designed to bring a smile to the owner's face. Wind it up with the crank on the side (love the sound the crank makes), pull the lever out from behind t...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Tin

Art Deco Cigarette Vending Machine, Classic Deco Design, Art Novelty Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Extremely Rare Art Deco Cigarette Vending Machine ,Classic Deco Design ,made by ,Art Novelty Company,, Classic design and styling,, port-hole mirror,, 15 cent,,Hand delivery avail to...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Art Deco Sideboard in Rosewood from Paris Around 1925
Located in Greven, DE
We were able to acquire this wonderful piece of furniture directly from Paris. The sideboard has a wonderful rosewood veneer which, with the reddish tones, creates a nice contrast to...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Marble, Chrome

Modernist / Art Deco Style Arm Chair, Hand Painted, After Jean Dunand
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist / Art Deco Style arm chair,,hand painted ,after Jean Dunand.. Nice quality and designed Mid Century Modern Chair that has been stripped,,gessoed, and hand painted in the ma...
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1970s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wood

A ceramic vase with pink glaze decoration, circa 1930 attributed to CAB.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A ceramic vase with pink and white glaze decoration attributed to " Céramique d 'Art de Bordeaux". Stamp signature under the base. Perfect original signature. Circa 1930.
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20th Century French Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Yellow and Blue Floral Rectangular Chinoiserie Art Deco Rug after Nichols 1920s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A colorful art deco chinoiserie rug in yellow and blue. This petite carpet has a yellow-orange background is surrounded by a deep blue border. It is decorated with pink, purple, blue...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Fishing Float, Early 20th Century, Glass, Rope, Ornament, Sea, Fishermen
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
Fishing float, early 20th century, glass, rope, One of five, early 20th century, glass & rope, fishing floats The green glass ball is covered in ropework. This is a type th...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Rope, Glass

Splendid Louis Midavaine Screen, 1888-1978
By Louis Midavaine
Located in Renens, CH
Splendid Louis Midavaine screen, circa 1925, with 3 articulated leaves in lacquered wood and lacquered wood decorated with a Bengal tiger leaping from an overturned coconut tree. The...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Stunning Art Deco American Hooked Rug Attributed to Ralph Pearson, Circa 1925
Located in Milan, IT
A finely worked American hooked rug distinguished by an explosive pattern of stunning beauty, reminiscent of the architectural details seen on Art Deco masterpieces such as the Chrys...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Vintage Framed Art Painting
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Framed Art painting Dimensions. 26 1/2 W ; 1 D ; 19 1/2 H.
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1970s Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Original B/W Photograph of Native American Navajo Pottery Makers, Historical
Located in Miami, FL
An eye-catching antique black and white photograph taken by French photographer Odile Bouligny in 1922 sitting with two Native American Navajo pottery makers. The hand-written docume...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Vintage Handmade Pottery with Hand Painted Animal Motif in a Terracotta Color
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage handmade pottery with hand painted animal motif in a terracotta orange color. Dimensions. diameter 17 1/2 ; 2 3/4 depth.
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1970s Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Pottery

Vintage Framed Art
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage framed Art. Dimensions. 22 1/2 W ; 1 D ; 14 1/2 H.
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1970s Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Framed Painting on Canvas Dt 1987
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage framed painting on canvas Dt 1987. There is artist note on the back titling the piece ‘Sunrise on the Tetons’ and Signed by W.S Makuch. Dimensions. 19 1/2 W ; 1 1/4 D ; 23...
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1980s Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

Vintage Framed Painting
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage framed painting Dimensions. 24 W ; 2 3/4 D , 21 H.
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1970s Vintage Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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