Folk Art Collectibles and Curiosities

Southern United States African American Chip Carved Folk Art Church Altar
Southern United States African American Chip Ca...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Painted Furniture
Amazing work of African American folk art. Very detailed and many layers of original paint surface. Found in the southern United States. Great storage box on top of the alter with a ...
Large Folk Art Model Eiffel Tower
Large Folk Art Model Eiffel Tower
Matthew M. Orante
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Models and Miniatures
Large Folk Art model Eiffel tower. Created by Matthew M. Orante using 783 pieces of wood. Model accompanied by original newspaper article.
Handmade Articulated Wood Automoton Figural Doll Sculpture-Collectible Curiosity
Handmade Articulated Wood Automoton Figural Dol...
Early 20th Century Folk Art Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures
Leather, Wood
Spectacular Handmade collectible curiosity articulated wooden stationary automaton doll. Intricate metal jointed moveable parts, move with your hand. Crafted of vintage wooden pieces...
19th Century French Wig Stand by Louis Danjard
19th Century French Wig Stand by Louis Danjard
Louis Danjard
Antique 19th Century French Folk Art Collectibles and Curiosities
Leather, Iron, Wood, Papier Mâché
This Surreal-looking object was made as a wig stand in the mid 19th century by the French artisan Louis Danjard. It was probably in the legendary Folk Art collection of the great Ame...
French 19th Century Folk Art Wooden Horse
French 19th Century Folk Art Wooden Horse
Antique 19th Century French Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Beautiful wooden horse with glass eyes, France 19th century. Weathered, small losses and old repairs.  
19th Century Spanish American Folk Art Madonna Painting, Mater Dolorosa
19th Century Spanish American Folk Art Madonna ...
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Paintings
Canvas, Oil
Our Lady of Sorrows (Latin: Matter Dolorosa), Spanish American oil on canvas painting of the Madonna. 19th century religious folk art painting of the Virgin Mary which was most likel...
"Lady and Baby by The Wishing Well" Still Bank, German, circa 1910
"Lady and Baby by The Wishing Well" Still Bank,...
Vintage 1910s German Folk Art Toys
Wood
Very interesting wooden still bank with lots going on. All hand-carved of wood with four small circular risers elevating the base. There is a water pump with a bucket hanging from it...
19th Century Painted Dress Model or Doll
19th Century Painted Dress Model or Doll
Antique 19th Century Scandinavian Folk Art More Folk Art
Wood
Beautiful example of a dress model with a sweet, expressive face. The slightly distressed paint adds to its charm. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending our custom cons...
American Painted Wood Shield Form Flag
American Painted Wood Shield Form Flag
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Decorative Art
Wood, Paint
Shield shape with American flag colors.
"Green Woodie Wagon" Sculpture by Paul Jacobsen
Paul Jacobsen
2010s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
One of a kind large-scale wood and painted sculpture or an iconic car.
Vintage Leather Medicine Ball
Vintage 1920s Unknown Folk Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
Vintage heavy leather medicine ball. Great worn chocolate brown leather patina. Hand-painted team info or weight numbers on side.
Noted Artist Ceramic Bug House Sculpture 1978- ...
Bill Stewart
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Models and Miniatures
Ceramic
Noted Museum Ceramicist Artist William (Bill) Stewart (born 1941). Original one of a kind three dimensional form ceramic sculpture bug house., signed. A 1978 truly sinfully charming ...
Allmoge Wooden Doll, Origin Jämtland, Sweden, c...
Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Toys and Dolls
Fir, Paint
19th century Allmoge wooden doll, circa 1800, origin: Jämtland, Sweden Lovingly hand-carved from a single piece of wood, original paint with a gorgeous patina showing the many gen...
Six Kobe Toys, Japanese, Meiji Period, circa 1900
Kobe Toys
Antique Early 1900s Japanese Folk Art Toys
Ebony
Kobe Toys are very mysterious and not much is known about them. They were created and hand made during the Meiji period in Japan, which covered the years 1868 until 1912. These parti...
Carnival Ball Tossing Knockdowns, French, circa...
Vintage 1910s French Folk Art Carnival Art
Textile, Composition, Wood
Smaller type "portable" carnival bean toss game with three figures; a Frenchman on one end, an Asian looking gentleman on the other end, and a clown in the middle. all are wearing th...
Burmese Shan Temple Style Buddhist Shrine
20th Century Asian Folk Art Religious Items
Glass, Wood, Paint
Impressive Burmese Shan temple style wooden Buddhist shrine or niche. Features an ornate carved roof decorated with scrolls and finished in gilt. The inside has glass mosaic renmanat...
Uncle Sam Still Bank 'Composition,' circa 1940
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Toys
Composition
American manufacture; this colorful hand-painted still bank depicting Uncle Sam is all original with no repairs and no repaint. Fabulous crazing throughout indicative of original pai...
Tin Toy Mechanical Bank Collection '55 Banks', ...
Early 20th Century Unknown Folk Art Toys
Tin
All 55 banks are all original with no repairs and no repaint except for trap on "World's Banker" #34 (noted). All are in excellent to near mint condition. They date from circa 1888 t...
Mechanical Bank "I Always Did 'Spise a Mule" Jo...
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Antique 1870s American Folk Art Toys
Iron
Manufactured in 1879 by the J. & E. Steven’s Company in Cromwell, Connecticut, this cast iron mechanical bank measures 10 ¼” long x 2 7/8” wide x 8 ¼” high. The bank is in outstandin...
Antique Child's Pedal Toy Car
20th Century American Folk Art Toys and Dolls
Metal
American vintage, antique child's pedal tricycle metal toy car in great working condition.
Wood Carved Holy Family by H.S. Schroeder, circ...
H.S. Schroeder
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Religious Items
Wood
Magnificent pair of life sized statues. Mary stands on the globe, a crescent moon and a serpent. Joseph holds a lily staff. The original paper label on the inside locates the studio ...
Collection of Indian Clubs with Original Paint ...
Antique 1890s Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Large collection of 15 Indian clubs or juggling pins with original paint surface. Great alligatored patina on many. Late 19th and early 20th century clubs. Indian clubs rose to popul...
Collection of Three Black Vintage Leather Medic...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
Great vintage collection of three black leather medicine balls. Excellent warm vintage patina. Traces of white painted team letters and numbers.
Ceramic Inkwell, Late 19th Century, Sweden
Antique 1870s Swedish Folk Art Inkwells
Ceramic
Fantastic ceramic inkwell, with what seems to be a pottery oven in the midst of two naivistic lions. You lift of the top lid to place pens and lift up the two lions heads for ink. Co...
Large Danish 19th Century Drum
Antique 19th Century Danish Folk Art Musical Instruments
Large original painted 19th century drum with one original stick.
Antique Natural Wunderkammer Aquarium Specimen
Early 20th Century German Folk Art Sculptures
Antique natural Wunderkammer glass display with marine life in the depths of the sea. The specimen is set up like an aquarium with sea stars, sea urchin, fishes, prawn, crustaceans, ...
Antique Casino Carnival Gambling Game Wheel Woo...
Evans Gaming Company
Vintage 1910s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Antique tabletop gaming wheel. Most likely made by Evan's gaming company. Graphic painted dice in original paint surface. Heavy cast iron stand and leather strap.
Large Rustic Spirit House from Northern Thailan...
Unknown
Vintage 1960s Thai Folk Art More Folk Art
Teak
Large rustic spirit house from Northern Thailand, teak, mid-late 20th century offered by Bruce Hughes. This large-scale spirit house models a simple Thai rural home, raised on stil...
Vintage Small Spirit House from Northern Thaila...
Unknown
Vintage 1960s Thai Folk Art More Folk Art
Teak
Vintage small spirit house from Northern Thailand. Teak, mid-late 20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This simple rustic spirit house models a traditional Thai countryside templ...
Gameboard Early 20th Century Original Paint
Unknown
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Games
Wood
This Folk Art original painted oversize checker board is in cool colors and great condition. This is a handmade game board and was found in the mid west.
Sailor Made Ropework Mirror
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Wall Mirrors
A beautifully crafted sailor-made ropework frame, the thick coiled rope decorated with intricate knot work at each corner over a border of intricate knotted and braided rope which is...
American Legion Baseball and Basketball Folk Ar...
Unknown
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Paintings
Pair of baseball and basketball paintings found in a Midwestern American Legion hall. These were proudly displayed behind the legion hall bar. Great sports related subject matter. Ba...
Large 18th Century English Motar
Antique Mid-18th Century British Folk Art More Dining and Entertaining
Wood
Large 18th century English motar.
Set of Four Decorative Blue Powder-Coated Cast ...
20th Century American Folk Art Models and Miniatures
Iron, Paint
Set of 4 Decorative Blue Powder-Coated Cast Iron Shoe-shine Stands
19th Century Bronze Pipe
Antique 19th Century Congolese Folk Art Tobacco Accessories
Bronze
Fantastic bronze pipe from the Vienna tobacco museum’s collection, from Belgian Congo.
Huge Americana Floor Model Wheel of Fortune, "T...
French Game & Novelty Company
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Antique Arcade Americana Folk Art gaming wheel of fortune floor model in vivid color on wood stand with metal legs. This wheel is branded and marked as 'The Green Star' Mfg. by Frenc...
“Ethiopian Flutist” French Musical Automaton by...
Gustave Vichy
Antique 1870s French Folk Art Toys
Textile, Composition, Wood
One of the more rare Automaton pieces, “Ethiopian Flutist” was manufactured circa 1870 and was a signature piece aimed at the wealthy international clientele attending the 1878 Paris...
Large Watchmaker Trade Sign
Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Folk Art Signs
Wood
A large, late 19th century watchmaker trade sign with old blue/grey paint and gilded lettering. The sign appears to have been shortened in length some time ago, and would have been t...
19th Century Wood Boat Model "Miss C.B. Fuller"...
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Political and Patriotic Memo...
Wood
A Charming Highly Decorative Wood Carved Boat, The Name Painted in White on the Rear of the Boat-- the 'Miss C.B. Fuller', from the State Of Maine as is labeled on the boat, there is...
Folk Art Black Americana Butler Smoking Stand, ...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Tobacco Accessories
Copper, Iron
An American Folk Art Butler smoking stand for cigarettes, matches holding an ash tray, can also be used as an umbrella or cane stand(without the tray) or for serving hors d'oeuvres o...
Rare Bloch African Americana Figural Tobacco J...
Bernard Bloch
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Tobacco Accessories
Pottery
A rare Bernard Bloch black figural tobacco jar/humidor. Polychrome glaze decoration. A smiling man with sparkling eyes in a bowtie. The tied style hat is removable for tobacco access...
Childs Pump Organ circa 1940 by the Estey Organ...
Estey Organ Corp.
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Musical Instruments
Wonderful child's organ circa the late 1930s or early 1940s, good overall condition. Comes with the original stool and easel. In the 1930s and 1940s, Estey developed a line of pint-s...
"Rooster" Mechanical Bank, American, circa 1880s
Kyser & Rex Co.
Antique 1880s American Folk Art Toys
Iron
"Rooster" cast iron mechanical bank was another farmhouse animal popularized by mechanical bank manufacturers during the late 1800's striking an accord with young children. It was ma...
Wooden Fireman Sculpture Early 20th Century
Early 20th Century South American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Stunning Folk Art wooden sculpture pre-war statue of a fireman marching,  circa 1920-1930. Firefighter engineer fireman fire chief   Collectable item - interior decoration piece.   
Wooden Gas Attack Showers Sign
Unknown
Early 20th Century North American Folk Art Signs
Metal
WW 2 wooden gas attack showers sign with rotating bottom panel that alternated between "MEN" and "WOMEN".
Mechanical Bank "Bad Accident," circa 1890
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Antique 1890s American Folk Art Toys
Iron
A beautiful and all original example of this highly desirable cast iron American bank, which is very rarely found in such condition, since so many of the moving parts are vulnerable....
"Organ Bank" with Cat and Dog, circa 1882, Amer...
Kyser & Rex Co.
Antique 1880s American Folk Art Toys
Iron
This American cast iron bank known as "Organ Bank" cat and dog, was manufactured by Kyser & Rex Company, Frankford, Pennsylvania in 1882. It conforms exactly to the patent papers and...
Mid-Century American Large Scale Wood Carved C-...
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Mid-century large-scale wood carved Folk Art Cargomaster C-133A. An actual barn find discovered in Washington State farm country. Hand-carved and painted. Two pieces: wing piece atta...
African Bean Pod Rattle on a Stand
Early 2000s South African Folk Art Musical Instruments
Organic Material
Tall bean pod rattles, similar items are used in Africa as musical instruments. Sizes range from 41 1/2" to 51 1/2" tall and approx. 4" to 5" wide, on stand. Sold...
Set of Ten Hand-Painted Inspirational Rowing Oa...
Late 20th Century Folk Art More Folk Art
Set of ten hand-painted inspirational rowing oars or paddles. Priced individually. Each in a rustic painted design having inspirational writings.
American Tin Toy Trolley, circa 1880
George W. Brown & Co.
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Toys
Tin
Horse drawn trolleys or "horse buses" were the main source of "mass transit", along with trains in the late 1800s in America. Thus they were ubiquitous subject matter for toy makers ...
Malacca Cane with Carved Dog Head and Silver Co...
Antique Late 19th Century Folk Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Malacca cane with carved dog head and silver collar A good malacca walking stick with a superbly carved pommel in the form of an elegant Retriever Dog’s Head with glass eyes Bene...
Asian Spirit House Thai Shrine Temple Bird Cage
Mid-20th Century Thai Folk Art Bird Cages
Teak
Great architectural miniature of an Asian Thai temple with extremely elaborate hand carved details. Amazing handwork, gilt wood with delicate carving shrine bird cage handcrafted an...
Austrian Reverse Glass Painting of Saint Floria...
Antique Early 19th Century German Folk Art Religious Items
Glass
"Verre églomisé", or reverse glass painting with gilding of Saint Florian. The Saint shown dressed in red robes with gilt helmet and armor shown dousing a house on fire with a bucket...
Large 19th Century Iron Cross
Early 20th Century French Folk Art Religious Items
Iron
Large French iron garden cross
German Leather Fire Bucket Dated 1846
Antique 19th Century German Folk Art Decorative Baskets
Brass, Leather
German leather fire bucket, dated 1846.
Red Antique Children’s Tricycle Horse Denmark 1...
Antique Late 19th Century Danish Folk Art Toys
Wood
Antique Children’s tricycle horse of red painted wood $125 flat rate front door delivery includes Washington DC metro, Baltimore and Philadelphia
"Treasury" Still Bank, American, circa 1970
John Wright Company
Vintage 1970s American Folk Art Toys
Iron
"Treasury" cast Iron still bank is a re-issue of a bank made in 1928 by the Grey Iron Casting Company, and was made by The John Wright Company in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania in 1970. The...
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