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EARLY 20TH CENTURY HOOK RUG. Professionally mounted, this work of wall art with it concentric squares and very pleasing colors makes a perfect statement for that perfect spot in your home. All that is required is space and a nail. No mixing required, just sit back and enjoy. Size: Only 21 inches square. Excellent condition.

$950.






 

LATE 19TH CENTURY GOLDSMITH'S MAID RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE. As far as I know, this form is nearly identical to that of a Smuggler. The slight difference between the two are the ribs. Excellent gold leaf color and surface make this a very appealing choice. Size: 25 x 19 x 2 mounted.  Price includes a custom metal stand.




 

A FINE SMALL WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF A GENT. As suggested verso, the sitter may be H. Howard from Hallowell, Maine. It rests in its untouched and original gold leaf frame and eglomise mat. Excellent condition. Excellent quality. Size: 4.5 x 5.5 c1830.

$950.




 

19TH CENTURY TRIPLE EARTHWORM MOCHA PITCHER. Excellent color and condition with professional attention to its spout. Size: 5.5 x 5.75

$895.





 

LARGE SIZE PEASEWARE BALE HANDLED JAR. The bowl measures 7 5/8 inches in diameter and remains in superb condition free of hairlines or cracks with a very appealing soft nut brown color. Size: 7 5/8 D 8.75 tall at the handle.

$895.






 

MIDWESTERN BLUEBILL DRAKE DECOY. I think you'll agree the carving on this bird is exceptional with crossed tail feathers plus detailed attention to its slightly turned head and bill. Add to this, it's original paint plus very fine scratch painted wings. It measures only 12 inches long. c1930-40. Unknown carver.

$495.





 

DOUBLE SIDED "TOURIST" SIGN. In the early part of the 20th century, signs such as these were displayed outside of homes offering overnight lodging for travelers. This simple hand painted sign measures 30 x 5.5 and remains in very good condition.

$350.





 

19TH CENTURY BENNINGTON BOOK FLASK. Overall good condition with restoration to one corner as shown. Size: 5.3 x 3.5 x 1.75  

$495.




 

CAST IRON ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING SUPPORT ELEMENTS. One a scroll, the other a double star. ( I have never seen a scroll ) Creatively mounted on a custom base for a totally impressive presentation. Size: 24 x 19 mounted. Late 19th century. Excellent oxidized color and surface.

$695. 






 

THE PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT, GEORGE M. HATHAWAY, NEW ENGLAND, 1852-1903. Hathaway's love for the Maine coast shows time and again in his Maine coastal scenes and lighthouses. OOB. Signed LL. Size: 13.75 x 9.5 overall. Presented in excellent condition in its original frame. It appears to have been cleaned at some point, but there are no repairs.

$1850.




 

DECORATED BIRCH BARK MOOSE CALL.  Those that know me, know I love owls, hence the attraction to this wonderful call. It's sign "C. LEMAY". I'm not certain if this was the maker or owner. It's in unused condition. Size: 16 inches tall.

$295.







 

IMPORTANT FOLK ART BOX. This incredible relief carved and painted box showcases a hunting dog on its lid, a bald eagle, stars and shields on its facade plus 6 point floral rosettes on each end. Huge dovetails bind its corners. The letter "R" carved into the interior lid is likely to be the initial of its masterful and anonymous maker. Size: 11.5 x 7.25 x 6. Excellent condition showing some minor wear reflective of its age which I'll place late 19th to the early 20th century.

$2850.





 

SMALL WELL MADE STOOL IN MUSTARD PAINT. Nice square nailed construction with vibrant color and lines. Size: 15.5 x 6.5 x 7.5  Late 19th century.

$350.




 

RARE FREE BLOWN KIDNEY SHAPED DEMI-JOHN BOTTLE. Very dark green color. Condition: De-corking chip on lip with excellent wear on the bottom. Size: 17 inches tall, 16 inches wide. Note: In spite of the chip on its lip, this form is rarely seen and highly sought after.

$695.




 

LATE 19TH CENTURY STONEWARE JAR. Incised cobalt decoration is the word "ANCHOVIS" I think its a hoot the word is misspelled and the "N' is backwards proving once and for all, dyslexia was present in the 19th century. Excellent condition, issue free. Size: 6.75 tall, 4.5 inches in diameter.

$595.





 

STILL LIFE PAINTED OF A CLUSTER OF GREEN GRAPES. OOC and signed CLF 1893. Clara L. Fairfield also known as Clara L. Fairfield Perry, 1870-1941, Brooklyn, New York.  Excellent untouched original condition with some minor losses on the frame. Size: 18 x 14.5  

$695.




 

19TH CENTURY CHALKWARE. This very unusual seated poodle form is one I never knew existed. Condition: Excellent original paint. Issue free.

Size: 5.75 x 4  Age: Last half of the 19th century.

$495.






 

19TH CENTURY BLUE TRENCHER BOWL. American birch. Great wear. A superlative example in the best form, original blue color and free of apologies. 

Size: 20 x 13 x 4.5  

$1450.




 

A SPLENDID PAIR OF HAND TIED AMERICAN BECKETS IN THE BEST RED, WHITE AND BLUE COLORS. Originally from a collection in Oklahoma, this pair is a good as it gets in comparison. They include their original wood brackets also in original blue painted surface. Size: The beckets measure 9 inches long. With the bracket, 12.5 inches. Age: Mid 19th century.

$1150.





 

HAND CARVED SHOREBIRD ON WOOD BASE. I'm not sure this decoy carving was ever painted. I love its form and its construction. Note how the neck is mortised to its body. It's metal bill is original and well oxidized. Size: 13.5 inches tall, 10 inches wide. Carver unknown. c1900.

$795.




 

19TH CENTURY HAND CARVED EFFIGY DOG SCOOP. The nicely carved dog head has been worn smooth from years of handling yet still retains clear definition. Note the pleasant form of the handle as it transforms smoothly into the body of the scoop. Carved from a single piece of maple. Size: 13 inches tall.

$1400.






 

HAND CARVED AND PAINTED EGRET DECOY. Likely a confidence decoy used by hunters to create a peaceful setting which would hopefully then lure ducks into range and their ultimate demise. Very nice condition with a small bill chip. Otherwise, perfect showing great wear and age. Size: 32 x 30 on a well made wood base. c1920

$1800.




 

EARLY AMERICAN CURVED TOP GLASS AND TIN SINGLE CANDLE SOCKET LANTERN. Very nice condition with old wavy glass on all 4 sides. A little crunch on it curved top as shown on one of the images, but otherwise very good. Size: 13 tall, 7 inches square. c1820. Great surface.

$595.





 

CHARLES HART, GLOUCESTER, MASS.1862-1960. Oversized hollow black duck with deep relief feather details. All original paint with minor in use wear. Size: 21.5 x 7. Ex. Gene Kangas

$2250.




 

PAIR OF DETROIT GRADE GLASS EYE MALLARD DECOYS. Both hen and drake remain in excellent condition with a professional neck repair to the drake. The hen remains untouched. There aren't too many examples like this out there remaining in this condition. Each measures 15.5 x 5.

$1350.





 

BANNERETTE WEATHERVANE FRAGMENT. I believe this is the rear section of what was once a very nice J. Howard & Co. bannerette. Composition: Zinc with wood battens and cut copper. A very pleasing form terminating in a highly stylized tail of floral design. A great fragment!! Size: 26.25 x 8.  $695




 

18TH CENTURY CHILDS ARMCHAIR. Condition: Original New England taupe paint color with expected wear in all the right places.. Rush seat replaced. Size: 24.5 x 13.5 x 14.5 $595.





 

19TH CENTURY SAILOR MADE COCONUT DRINKING CUP. Profusely and densely carved drinking cup with initials A. C. and the date, 1869. Note also the tiny silver latch in the form of a snake head. It's my opinion this was carved as a sailors love gift . Excellent untouched condition. Size: 5 x 3.5

$795.





 

HAND CARVED AND PAINTED BULL. Beautifully executed and life like in detail. Signed Olaf and I wish I could tell you more about the carver. I just don't have any info to pass on. Excellent condition Size: 13 x 9 x 3.5 Circa, mid-20th century. Found in Pennsylvania.

$795.




 

NEAR LIFE SIZE, HAND CARVED, CIGARETTE CADDY IN THE FORM OF A MAN. There are places for cigarettes and matches incorporated into this carving. Beautifully carved with great color and surface. Note old grain line split reattached many years ago as can be seen in my images. Size: 13.5 x 10. c1920. Found in Iowa.

$1100.





 

SMALL 19TH CENTURY DECORATED REDWARE JUG. Stunning color and decoration. Note the very unusually large lip. Some very minor base chips expected with use and age. No cracks or repairs. Size: 7 x 6. First half of the 19th century.

$895.






 

SET OF 4 MOUNTED CARNIVAL GAME WHEELS. For those who've followed my over the years, know I like, and have sold many individual game wheels. This is a first for me as I've never seen another one like this to compare to. Mounted on a heavy metal frame, each wheel measures just under 8 inches. If you like game wheels and are looking for something different, this may be for you. Highly colorful, graphic and in very good condition. Size: 39 x 13. C1920-30.

$1500. 




 

ERNEST "Popeye" REED SANDSTONE CARVING. Popeye Reed, 1919-1985, was born in Jackson County, Ohio. A self taught artisan was best known for his figural stone carvings, but did wood carvings as well. This piece carved only 9 years before his death was inspired by this country's bicentennial, 1776-1976.

The upper quarter area of this carving depicts 13 stars while its focal point highlights the Liberty Bell. Excellent condition and signed, E. Reed. Size: 12.125 x 7.5 x 1

$695.





 

EXUBERANTLY CHIPPED CARVED AND PAINTED CROOKED KNIFE. Purchased from a private collection in Maine. Excellent condition, color and skill went into its making. Size: 10.25 inches long. c1900 and possibly earlier.

$950.





 

ICONIC SPREAD WINGED EAGLE CARVING. Verso is the unreadable name of its carver from Bremen, Maine and bearing the date 1953. Impressively well carved with most of its original mustard paint still intact. Mounted on a custom made wood base. Size: 31 x 15. Exceptional detail which exemplifies the skill of its creator.

$1850.





 

19TH CENTURY FLORAL HOOKED RUG. An exceptionally well made rug with strong earthy colors that define beauty and excellence in workmanship and design. Its surrounding raised boarder focuses on a colorful central array of mixed flowers. Mixed media of wool and cotton on burlap. Professionally mounted and wall ready for that perfect space in your home. Size: 31 x 56. c1860-80. Anonymous maker. Possibly Maine.

$2850.




 

HAND CARVED FATHER AND SON  ARTICULATED DOLLS BY MORTON RIDDLE  Riddle (1909-1992), was a man of many talents. By occupation he was a watchmaker. As a boy he learned to carve small objects in Kentucky.  His recognition came in the form of carving small, eerie articulated dolls.  In the 1970s his work was included in two Outsider Art shows in CA.  He is included in the 1990 edition of: “Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artists” by: Rosenak. He signed his work on the bottom of the carving’s feet. Each comes with its own custom stand. They measure 21 and 18 inches respectively. c1940.

$1950 pr. 




 

WHIMSICAL CAST IRON CAT ANDIRONS. These are not your traditional cat andirons. This form is quite elusive.  Yes, I’ve seen it before, but, not very often!  Their yellow marble eyes are captivating and their chubby bodies are just plain enjoyable. They remain in excellent condition.   Size: 10.5 inches tall, 14 inches deep.  Age: 1920. Fireplace ready!  

$895.




 

RARE CAST IRON PINE TREE ANDIRONS. I've owned many forms of pine tree andirons previously, but never for a second did I think I'd ever own a pair of these beauties. They rarely come to market, are fully dimensional and exceptionally detailed. THEY ARE NOT FLAT!  Made by the Martin Stove Company, founded in Florence, Alabama, by W. H. and Chas. Martin. The company was in business from 1917-1953 making not only andirons, but cast iron cooking ware as well. Condition: One upper branch restored. Log dogs are replacements. Size: 20 x 10 x 16.

$2500.




 

WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR PORTRAIT. Oil on board painting of an attractive young woman with long black tight curls and soft rosy cheeks. She’s wearing a long sleeved navy blue dress with delicate cream satin at the neck . A thin necklace and an attractive floral broach complete her ensemble. Original lemon gold frame. Some inpainting. Size: 20.5 x 16.75 overall.  Ex. Howard Fertig Collection. c1835.

$5850.




 

FOUR SYMBOLIC MASONIC FLAG POLE TOPPERS. Beautifully mounted on modern custom made museum stand. All in excellent condition free of damage. Late 19th century. Size: 10 x 17 x 4.

$795.





 

VERY RARE ZINC DOVE WEATHERVANE/FINIAL. Beautifully crafted from formed sheet zinc and solder depicting a dove descending upon a round sphere. Excellent condition. Fabulous color and surface. Size: 19.5 inches tall. c1880s.

$3800.




 

19TH CENTURY FLORAL HOOKED RUG. The central floral theme is surrounded with pleasing, well chosen colorful bands which project a calming flowing movement. Red rosettes embellish each corner. Professionally mounted and wall ready. Size: 35 x 34. Excellent condition.

$1850.




 

VERY COLORFUL AND PATRIOTIC TEXTILE COMMEMORATIVE OF A WORLD CRUISE.  Although I’ve seen a number of these patriotic textiles, this is the first one I've seen that didn't have a military theme! Excellent condition offered in a professionally mounted shadow box frame. Size: 27.5 x 21. c1900-1920

$1450.





 

MINIATURE CANVASBACK DECOY CARVING.  Signed and dated on the bottom by its maker, Paul Nock, Salisbury, Md. 7-1-1962. Beautifully carved and painted in the manor of the Ward Bros. Size: 9 x 4. 

$395.




 

AMERICAN FOLK PAINTING OF A YOUNG MAN. Attributed to William Matthew Prior. Absolutely Untouched!  Attic dry surface.  Size: 12 x 16. Offered in its original red beveled frame. From a Michigan collection, as noted verso. He is a very handsome subject, but, unfortunately unidentified. c1835-40

$5500.




 

RARE BULLSEYE MOLD BLOWN GLOBE WHALE OIL LANTERN. These lanterns are becoming harder to locate. While it has some roughness on its bottom cap, overall the condition is good! Original globe and burner. Size: 11.25 inches tall at the ring.
c1840-60.

$795.
 




 

DECORATED REDWARE CANNING JAR. This jar is taller than most I’ve seen and that makes it unusual. A few very minor rim chips but overall, excellent and free of hairlines, cracks or other damage. Size: 10.5 x 6.5 in diameter.

$495.





 

A. L. JEWELL & CO., WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS. C1855-1867. Full body form depicting an eagle landing on a sphere. Composition: Cut and formed sheet copper, solder and a cast zinc head. Excellent surface with no known repairs. For similar examples see "The Art of the Weathervane" by Steve Miller, page 61 and "A Gallery of American Weathervanes & Whirligigs" by Robert Bishop & Patricia Coblentz, pages 50 & 51. This is a noteworthy form that is not often found. Size: 25 inches long, 22 inches tall with an 18 inch wingspan.

$7500. Note: Professional packing and handling only for this item.





 

19TH CENTURY HOLLOW BODY ROOSTER WEATHERVANE. Composition: Cut and formed sheet copper with an old green painted surface. Excellent condition. Size: 23.5 inches tall, 23 inches wide. Great form with nice feather detail on the tail. c 1880.

$3850.




 

BRASS LIGHTHOUSE ANDIRONS. Perfect fireplace accessory for coastal living. Age: c1920. Size: 13 inches tall, 6 inches wide with 14 inches log dogs. Condition: Excellent and ready for use.

$895.




 

RARE 12 PANEL MOLD BLOWN WHALE OIL LANTERN. Over the years, I've bought and sold a lot of lanterns. But, this particular form is new to me! Completely original and untouched. Size: 13.5 inches tall including the finger ring. c1840

$895.





 

CAST IRON LIGHTHOUSE ANDIRONS. These circa 1930 andirons remain in excellent untouched condition. Intricately detailed down to the flight of steps within the rock base. Size: 14 inches tall. The log dogs measures 14 inches deep.

$1150.





 

LARGE WHITE DEXTER RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE. Composition: Hammered copper, solder and zinc. Age: 19th century, c1885. Condition: Excellent with a very old layer of white paint that has weathered nicely and convincingly portrays its age.
Size: 41.5 L, 20 T, 5 thick. Offered with a custom metal stand.

$5500.


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