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Huge Americana Floor Model Wheel of Fortune, "The Green Star," on Great Stand
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...
Dual Baggamon and Chest Travel Set, 19th Century
Dual Baggamon and Chest Travel Set, 19th Century
Unknown
Antique 19th Century French Folk Art Game Boards
Bone, Ebony
Dual chest and Baggamon wooden travel set. Game pieces in ebony and bone. Nice claps. Playing dice in bone.
Red Duck Soft Toy French, 1920s
Red Duck Soft Toy French, 1920s
Mid-20th Century French Folk Art Toys
Cotton, Wood
French circa 1920s old toy duck in a worn brushed cotton red cloth on a wooden base with wheels. Black button eyes and a slightly lopsided yellow beak add to its charm.  
Allmoge Wooden Doll, Origin Jämtland, Sweden, circa 1800
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...
Natural Wunderkammer under the Water School Specimen
Natural Wunderkammer under the Water School Spe...
Early 20th Century German Folk Art Collectibles and Curiosities
An 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, crustacean...
Television Electronic Components, Circa Mid-Century Sculpture in Glass
Television Electronic Components, Circa Mid-Cen...
Bill Reiter
Mid-20th Century American Outsider Art Abstract Sculptures
Submitted for your approval from our ~Component Art Gallery~, is this television electronic component display sculpture by Bill Reiter. Perfect for desk, bookcase, end table or libra...
"Couple on a Log" Toy,  French, circa 1930
"Couple on a Log" Toy, French, circa 1930
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Toys
Metal
Small "teeter totter" type toy depicting a couple playing on a log, one in front of the other, trying to maintain their balance while rocking back and forth. The motion is created by...
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 mid-19th century France by Louis Danjard. It was probably in the legendary Folk Art collection of the important American sculpt...
Wood Lawn Bowling Game Original Caddy and Bowling Balls, circa 1900
Wood Lawn Bowling Game Original Caddy and Bowli...
Antique Early 1900s North American Folk Art Sports Equipment and Memorab...
Wood
Lawn bowling set and caddy. The best orange and yellow paint. Great as a display or design accessory. Or play the game! Complete and as good as it gets. Includes 14 wood carved pins ...
Late 18th Century American Sea Chest with Compass Star Decoration
Late 18th Century American Sea Chest with Compa...
Antique 1790s American Folk Art Painted Furniture
Great Folk Art paint decoration in the form of multiple compass stars. Appears to be constructed of pine, cotter pin hinges, some rose head and some square nails. It is partially lin...
"Toad On Stump" Mechanical Bank, American, circa 1886
"Toad On Stump" Mechanical Bank, American, circ...
J. & E. Steven's Company
Antique 1880s American Folk Art Toys
Iron
Charming cast iron mechanical bank entitled "Toad on Stump"; manufactured by the J. & E. Stevens Company; circa 1886 in Cromwell, Connecticut. Subtle action and method of depositing ...
Blue Painted Wooden Toy Engine, French, 1920s
Blue Painted Wooden Toy Engine, French, 1920s
Mid-20th Century French Folk Art Toys
Wood
French home-made toy engine painted a wonderful chalky blue and with slightly wobbly wheels this piece has great charm, circa 1920s-1930s.
Tin Toy Mechanical Bank Collection '55 Banks' c...
Early 20th Century Unknown Folk Art Toys
Tin
There are four listings complementing this listing. This was necessary to provide the greatest number of images and information possible. The original listing presents general inform...
Vintage French Toy "Les Acrobates", circa 1920
G. Doloy
Vintage 1920s French Folk Art Toys
Tin
Rare 100 year old French toy in it's original box depicting two acrobats attached to a wire frame with brown barrel weights, cascading down a green metal ladder. Once assembled (loop...
19th Century Hand-Painted Spanish Tambourine wi...
Antique 19th Century Spanish Folk Art Musical Instruments
Wood, Leather
A painted rustic city scene framed by a branch of exquisite pink flowers adorns this small Spanish tambourine. Skillfully painted with an illegible artist's signature at lower right,...
Tin Toy Mechanical Bank Collection '55 Banks', ...
Early 20th Century Unknown Folk Art Toys
Tin
There are four listings complementing this listing. This was necessary to provide the greatest number of images and information possible. The original listing presents general inform...
Tin Toy Mechanical Bank Collection '55 Banks', ...
Early 20th Century Unknown Folk Art Toys
Tin
There are four listings complementing this listing. This was necessary to provide the greatest number of images and information possible. The original listing presents general inform...
Large 19th Century Marine Painting of a Lightho...
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Paintings
Wood
Large nautical painting of a presumable North East bay area, dated 1860.
Nautical Table Lamp
Early 20th Century English Folk Art Table Lamps
Brass, Iron, Wood
Vintage nautical ships telegraph table lamp The ships telegraph is mounted as a lamp, on a mahogany, brass and painted iron base.  
Carved Marine Powder Horn Mermaids, Seahorses, ...
Unknown
Antique Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects
Horn
Carved marine powder horn mermaids, two seahorses, ships maidenhead, dated May 19, 1864. Marked Arden's Bay Cove, Neptune's Teem, Large Cross, Hope & Wood Cap. The powder horn is in ...
Group of Five Vintage Puppets, Newar People of ...
Unknown
Early 20th Century Nepalese Folk Art Toys and Dolls
Textile, Other, Wood, Paint
Group of Five Vintage Puppets. Newar People of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Early 20th Century. Mounted. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Paper-mâché on a wooden base. Original clothing. All...
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 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...
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.  
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 ...
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,...
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
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
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 ...
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
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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.
“Ethiopian Flutist” French Musical Automaton by...
Gustave Vichy
Antique 1870s French Folk Art Toys
Composition, Textile, 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...
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...
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