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Style: Victorian
Vintage Porcelain Statue with Playing Bears, Germany, ca 1950s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Vintage Porcelain Statue with Playing Bears, Germany, ca 1950s Item e7267 An vintage porcelain statue depicting playing bears, decorated with polychrome colors. Made in Germany ca. 1...
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Mid-20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Porcelain

Pair Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Chairs Swiss Brienz 1900s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Pair Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Chairs Swiss Brienz 1900s Item e7290 A pair of wonderful walnut chairs, decorated with inlaid and painted landscapes depicting stags, ibexes, hunters ...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Vienna Bronce Bear on a Crystal Rock
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Vienna Bronce Bear on a Crystal Rock Item e7254 A beautiful small bronze statue of a wandering bear mounted on a crystal rock. A magnificent, realistic example of the famous ...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Rock Crystal, Bronze

Stylized Bear Sculpture by Richard Lindh for Arabia Finland
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Stylized Bear Sculpture by Richard Lindh for Arabia Finland Item e7279 A vintage ceramic statue depicting a bear. Made by Arabia Finland and de...
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Mid-20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Porcelain Bear Statue, Germany, ca 1950s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Vintage Porcelain Bear Statue, Germany, ca 1950s Item e7269 An old porcelain bear statue, decorated with polychrome colors. Made in Germany ca. 1950s. Illegible maker's signature on ...
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Mid-20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

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Porcelain

PAIR OF CIRCA 1890 ORiGINAL PAINT NEW OLD STOCK CRATED FAIRGROUND RIDE HORSES
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely exquisite pair of new old stock Fairground ride horses Please note the delivery fee listed ...
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1890s Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

1930s Swabian Hallic Country Pig Made of Terracotta
Located in Berghuelen, DE
1930s Swabian Hallic Country Pig Made of Terracotta A vintage statue of a Swabian hallic country pig. It was used as shop window decoration in a German butchery. The statue is made ...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

Large Terracotta Garden Gnome with Pipe, Germany ca. 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Large Terracotta Garden Gnome with Pipe, Germany ca. 1920s A large garden gnome from Germany, ca. 1920s. The gnome has a pipe and an walking stick in his hands. Good used vintage co...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

Pair Of Antique Boule Balls "3", "V", Pétanque, 1880s, France, Craftsmanship
Located in Greven, DE
Beautiful, unique Boule ball pair, France, late 19th Century. Decorated with the numer "3" on each ball and with a "V" on one of the Boule balls. In the 19th century, the manufactur...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Olive

Vintage Barber Chair for Children, Germany ca. 1950s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Vintage Barber Chair for Children, Germany ca. 1950s A vintage barber shop children chair. With rotatable height adjustment and a wooden ho...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Chairs Swiss Brienz 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Pair Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Chairs Swiss Brienz 1900 A pair wonderful inlayed nutwood chairs decorated with inlayed and painted sceneries depicting chamois, goat, hare, hunter, ...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Wood

Antique Fireman from a Children's Carousel, Germany 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Fireman from a Children's Carousel, Germany 1920s An antique wooden sculpture of a fireman. Formerly used as decoration for the fire engine o...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Pair Of Antique Boule Balls, Pétanque, 1880s, France, Craftsmanship
Located in Greven, DE
Beautiful, unique Boule ball pair, France, late 19th Century. Diameter 9,5 cm. In the 19th century, the manufacture of boules balls underwent significant development in France as the game of boules, particularly the pétanque variant, gained in popularity. The manufacture of boules balls during this period was a manual process that required expertise, precision and love to detail. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in rural areas of France and other Mediterranean regions, olive wood was a commonly used source of material for making boules balls. This was not only due to the availability of the material, but also to the outstanding properties of olive wood, which was characterized by hardness, strength and a rich grain. First, the olive wood was carefully selected and shaped into raw balls, which were then sanded to the desired size and shape. The nails were then hammered into the balls one by one, making sure that they were evenly distributed and firmly anchored. Finally, the spheres were polished and coated with a protective varnish to enhance their natural beauty and protect them from the elements. The use of nails to decorate and reinforce olive wood boules was a traditional practice that not only gave the ball a rustic aesthetic, but also improved its durability and contributed to customization. Many balls were made according to the specific requirements and preferences of the players. Nails were driven at regular intervals around the ball, with each nail hole precisely placed so as not to affect the balance and weight distribution of the ball. These nails not only served as a decorative element, but also helped to strengthen the structure of the ball and make it more resistant to the hard knocks and wear and tear during play. Individual engravings or decorations were often applied to the balls to make them unique and identify the player. Antique boules...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Olive

Antique Fairground Paper Mache Sculpture of a Witch or Farmer's Wive
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Fairground Paper Mache Sculpture of a Witch or Farmer's Wive A large half-relief sculpture of the witch from the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Probably used as decoration in...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paper

Antique Boule Set, Boule Balls, Pétanque, 1880s, France, Craftsmanship
Located in Greven, DE
Beautiful, unique Boule set of three Boule balls and one target ball, France, late 19th Century. Fantastic colour and patina! In the 19th century, antique metal boules balls experienced a renaissance that took the game of boules to a new level. These ornately crafted balls were not only instruments of the game, but also symbols of elegance and sophistication in leisure activities. Made from high-quality metals such as steel or brass, Boule balls were forged and polished by skilled craftsmen to ensure a smooth and even surface. The antique boules...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Metal

1930s Swabian Hallic Country Pig Made of Terracotta
Located in Berghuelen, DE
1930s Swabian Hallic Country Pig Made of Terracotta A vintage statue of a Swabian hallic country pig. It was used as shop window decoration in a German butchery. The statue is made ...
Category

Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

Rare Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Chair Swiss Brienz 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Rare Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Chair Swiss Brienz 1900 A very nice antique Swiss nutwood chair decorated with inlayed and painted sceneries depicting ibex and chamois. The backrest...
Category

Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Barber Chair for Children, Germany ca. 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Barber Chair for Children, Germany ca. 1920s An antique barber shop children chair. With rotatable height adjustment and a wooden h...
Category

Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Leather

Pair Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Chairs Swiss Brienz 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Pair Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Chairs Swiss Brienz 1900 A pair wonderful inlayed nutwood chairs decorated with inlayed and painted sceneries depicting chamois, goat, hare, hunter, ...
Category

Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Wood

Wooden Carved Black Forest Log Box Modelled as Piled Stack of Logs
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Wooden Carved Black Forest Log Box Modelled as Piled Stack of Logs A large Black Forest wooden carved log box modelled as piled stack of logs. Both sides with wooden handle. Germany...
Category

Late 19th Century German Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Boule Balls Set "B", Pétanque, 1880s, France, Craftsmanship
Located in Greven, DE
Beautiful, unique Boule set of three Boule balls, France, late 19th Century. In the 19th century, the manufacture of boules balls underwent significant development in France as the game of boules, particularly the pétanque variant, gained in popularity. The manufacture of boules balls during this period was a manual process that required expertise, precision and love to detail. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in rural areas of France and other Mediterranean regions, olive wood was a commonly used source of material for making boules balls. This was not only due to the availability of the material, but also to the outstanding properties of olive wood, which was characterized by hardness, strength and a rich grain. First, the olive wood was carefully selected and shaped into raw balls, which were then sanded to the desired size and shape. The nails were then hammered into the balls one by one, making sure that they were evenly distributed and firmly anchored. Finally, the spheres were polished and coated with a protective varnish to enhance their natural beauty and protect them from the elements. The use of nails to decorate and reinforce olive wood boules was a traditional practice that not only gave the ball a rustic aesthetic, but also improved its durability and contributed to customization. Many balls were made according to the specific requirements and preferences of the players. Nails were driven at regular intervals around the ball, with each nail hole precisely placed so as not to affect the balance and weight distribution of the ball. These nails not only served as a decorative element, but also helped to strengthen the structure of the ball and make it more resistant to the hard knocks and wear and tear during play. Individual engravings or decorations were often applied to the balls to make them unique and identify the player. Antique boules...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Olive

19th Century miniature oil on board painting of edelweiss
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century miniature oil on board painting of edelweiss circa 1880. Fine quality desktop painting of edelweiss, presented on a wooden easel. Minor losses to paintwork.
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Pine, Paint

Early 20th c. Toleware Glove Maker's Store Sign c.1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original French glove maker's store sign. Enameled painted metal with gold, stitched seams and a blue frilled cuff and large blue glass stone at the wrist. Shown with life...
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Early 20th Century French Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Metal

19th Century Original Paint Rocking Horse
Located in Houston, TX
The 19th Century Original Paint Rocking Horse, with its missing rocker, remains a nostalgic relic, whispering tales of bygone eras and childhood whimsy. Despite its age, the charming...
Category

19th Century English Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Wood, Paint

Silver Etched Horse Hair Clothes Brush
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful Etched Silver Clothing Brush with natural Bristles. The brush would be a compliment to any mens or women's closet or vanity and valet. A ...
Category

20th Century English Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Silver

Classical Walking Stick in Ebonized Walnut & Sterling Pommel w/ Heraldic Crest
Located in New York, NY
This Classical Walking Stick in Ebonized Walnut & Sterling Pommel W/ Heraldic Crest originates from France during the Late 19th Century. Features a elegant and timeless profile with ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Sterling Silver

19th Century Company school terracotta oxen and cart museum figure
Located in London, GB
19th Century Company school terracotta oxen and cart museum figure A rare form of mid-19th century Company school terracotta figure. With painted detail across the wood and terracotta base, a hand-crafted wood and bamboo cart upon which a terracotta farmer figure is sat. The oxen are painted terracotta with aged loss and repair. The farmer figure is wearing its original cotton clothes. Highly naturalistic sculptures of this type were made at Krishnanagar, a village near Calcutta, as well as at Hatwa, Datan (near Saran), Muzaffar-pur, Dacca, Burdwan, and later, Lucknow and Poona. Like Company School paintings...
Category

1850s Indian Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

Antique Handcarved Lusterweibchen of a Wine Waitress ca. 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Handcarved Lusterweibchen of a Wine Waitress ca. 1920 An antique lusterweibchen chandelier of a wine waitress lady holding a wine glass and a wine jug. The luster is made o...
Category

Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Antique Handcarved Lusterweibchen of an Angel ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Handcarved Lusterweibchen of an Angel ca. 1900 A lovely antique lusterweibchen chandelier depicting a fanfare playing angel. The sculpture is made of wood with handpainted f...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Antique Wooden Carved Lusterweibchen of a Renaissance Lady
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Wooden Carved Lusterweibchen of a Renaissance Lady An antique lusterweibchen chandelier of a Renaissance lady holding a heraldig blazon. The luster is made of handcarved and...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Wooden Carved Meermaid Lusterweibchen ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Wooden Carved Meermaid Lusterweibchen ca. 1900 An antique meermaid lusterweibchen with a hand carved and stained statue of a medieval lady with fish tail. Mounted on a pair of fallo...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Antique Lusterweibchen of a Patrician Lady ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Lusterweibchen of a Patrician Lady ca. 1900 An antique lusterweibchen chandelier of a medieval patrician lady holding a heraldig blazon which features the bavarian colors an...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Hand Crafted Rattan Rug Beater
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A hand made, hand woven Rattan Rug Beater... While fully functional and stable, this piece is also very decorative. Could be used as placement on a wall wi...
Category

Early 20th Century Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wire

Antique Lusterweibchen of a Victorian Lady ca. 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Lusterweibchen of a Victorian Lady ca. 1920 A lovely antique lusterweibchen chandelier of a victorian noble lady holding a ...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Antique Lusterweibchen of a Medieval Noble Lady ca. 1880s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Lusterweibchen of a Medieval Noble Lady ca. 1880s A great antique chandelier featuring a medieval noble lady holding a heraldic blazon. The sculpture is made of handcarved a...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

19th Century (Maybe 17th?) Tripod Pot Stand, Cast Iron, France
Located in Greven, DE
Antique pot rack, handmade of iron. France, 19th century / maybe 17th century. Solid iron in good condition according to its age. In the 19th century...
Category

Mid-19th Century French Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

LOVELY PAIR OF ANTIQUE COLLECTABLE VICTORIAN JELLY MOULDS IN COPPEr
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this collectable pair of Victorian copper Jelly Moulds A very good looking and decorative pair, they can be used...
Category

19th Century British Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Copper

Antique Hand Painted Portrait Young Girl England C-1840
Located in Katonah, NY
This lovely portrait of young Mary Jane Cotteril was made in England circa 1840. Her pose is straightforward, and her hair, styled in elegant ringlets, frames her youthful face, addi...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Erwin Kettemann Landscape in the Tyrolean Alps, Oil on Canvas ca. 1930
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Erwin Kettemann Landscape in the Tyrolean Alps, Oil on Canvas ca. 1930 An original antique painting showing alpine meadows with moutains in ...
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Mid-20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Antique American Figural Painted Copper Horse Weatherwane with Cast Directional
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This figural antique weathervane is usigned, but presumed to have originated from the United States and date to approximately 1880 and done in the...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Copper, Iron

Victorian Casted Iron Candle Stick with Bears
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Victorian Casted Iron Candle Stick with Bears A great Victorian casted iron candle stick, Germany circa 1860. It is depicting a mother bear holding one cub in her left paw and anoth...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Jaques London Victorian Faux Book Chessboard Staunton Pieces & Hardwood Clock
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Victorian Antique Jaques of London faux leather folding book chessboard with the original Staunton Chess set dating to circa 1880, a travel chess set in the form of checkers pieces and lastly a Jacques of London Rosewood Chess clock...
Category

1880s English Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Hardwood, Boxwood

Large Antique Coffee Grinder, Germany circa 1900s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A Large Antique Coffee Grinder, Germany circa 1900s A large antique coffee grinder manufactured in Germany around 1900. Made with nutwood, iron crank and brass container for coffee ...
Category

Late 19th Century German Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage Toy Wooden Spelling Board, American, circa 1890
By The Instructive Toy Company
Located in Incline Village, NV
Manufactured by "The Instructive Toy Company" of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1890 and "Patented February 16th, 1886" by Alonzo Smith (see image) this alphabet wooden spelling board was u...
Category

1890s American Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman A large antique wooden carved statue of a fisher presenting his haul. Made in Italy, circa 1880. The hat brim is restored. The tra...
Category

Late 19th Century Italian Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Antique 1830 Margret McDonald of Scotland Age 10 William IV Needlework Sampler
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this rather stunning, 1830 dated needlework sampler made by Margret McDonald age 10 from Scotland I have three of these samplers for sale, they ...
Category

1830s Scottish Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Antique 1747 Mary Campbell of Scotland George II Needlework Sampler
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this rather stunning, 1747 dated needlework Mary Campbell sampler from Scotland I have three of these samplers for sale, they are dated 1830, 17...
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1740s Scottish Antique Victorian Folk Art

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Cotton

Antique Miniature Staffordshire Pottery Spaniel Dog Figurine with Confetti Fur
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique English Staffordshire pottery figurine. Depicting a seated Spaniel. With confetti fur and painted black highlights. Simply a wonderful Staffordshire dog figurine...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Pottery

British Sailor's Woolwork of a Royal Navy Ship with Red Ensign
Located in Downingtown, PA
British Sailor's Woolwork of a Royal Navy Ship circa 1765 The sailor's woolwork, also known as a woolie, depicts a port side view of a ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Antique Oak Wood Child Baby Doll Size High Chair W Swing Tray
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique wooden doll sized high chair with foot rest and swing arm tray. Measure: 26"
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Early 20th Century Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Oak

Antique Victorian Micromosaic Gilded Brooch, Italy Early 20th Century
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Victorian Micromosaic gilded brooch, Italy early 20th century A Victorian micromosaic brooch with a central floral bouquet motif surroun...
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Early 20th Century Italian Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Antique Irish Knobkerrie Stick Very Collectable and Primative One of Two
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this antique Irish Knobkerrie stick A lovely primitive piece, used by shepherds in the late Victorian era right the way up until today I have...
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19th Century Irish Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Rare Suite of Antique Royal Horse Artillery 1 Cannon, 1873-1901 Coat Buttons
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice suite of antique military officer Royal Horse Artillery (1 Cannon - 1873-1901) 18mm ball button with Queen Victoria's Crown brass Mi...
Category

Early 1900s British Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Tall Shepherds Walking Stick with Woodpecker Bird Head
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage style shepherds walking stick with Woodpecker head...
Category

20th Century English Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

3 Antique Victorian Cast Iron Sad Flat Press Laundry Cloth Irons Trivet
Located in Dayton, OH
1991 California Set of three antique sad irons / flat irons, sized for pressing different items, one “standard” size, one medium narrower with painted accents, and one small one with...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Iron

English Sailor's Woolwork of a Second Rate Battleship with White Ensign
Located in Downingtown, PA
English Sailor's Woolwork of a Battleship, Circa 1865-75. The sailor's woolie depicts a starboard side view of a second rate battleship flying the White ensign under sail. White se...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Antique Hanging Piece of a Medieval Lady, circa 1900s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Hanging Piece of a Medieval Lady, circa 1900s An antique hanging piece of a medieval noble lady holding blazon and rose. The statue is made of handcarved and painted wood. C...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Fine Antique Irish Knobkerrie Stick Very Collectable and Primative One of Two
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this fine antique Irish Knobkerrie stick A lovely primitive piece, used by shepherds in the late Victorian era right the way up until today D...
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19th Century Irish Antique Victorian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Victorian folk art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Victorian folk art for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage folk art created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include folk art, more furniture and collectibles, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Victorian folk art made in a specific country, there are Europe, United Kingdom, and England pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original folk art, popular names associated with this style include Staffordshire, A. Lietz Co., Alfred Renoleau, and Beers Atlas Co.. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for folk art differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $115 and tops out at $30,000 while the average work can sell for $1,003.

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