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PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY SINGLE SOCKET TIN WALL SCONCES. These vary slightly in size, but no doubt made by the same hand. Embossed double dashes further decorate its sides and rounded crest. Crimped and soldered sockets. Size: approximately 14 x 4.25.

$695.





 

SMALL HAND MADE WHIRLIGIG DEPICTING A MAN SAWING A LARGE DIAMETER LOG. Made from wood and found parts. Accompanying this piece is a custom made metal stand. Size: 13 x 14 x 4. C1900-1920. Good working condition.

$495.




 

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.




 

19TH CENTURY CHALKWARE PARROT. Very good condition in original paint. It depicts a parrot sitting on a ball resting on a base. Size: 8.5 inches tall.

$695.





 

19TH CENTURY CHALKWARE RECUMBENT STAG. It's amazing this little gem survived so well with its antlers intact and original. Some very minor paint loss on the body, but very good overall. Size: 10.25 x 8.5. No repairs.

$950.






 

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.




 

MAINE INDIAN QUILL BOX. Composition. Birch panels, wrapped sweet grass, paint and porcupine quills. Excellent condition and color with no losses. Size: 10 x 3 x 2

$395.




 

CAST IRON GARDEN CHERUB. Wonderful condition and free of any issues. Size: 21 inches tall. c1930.

$495.




 

DOUBLE SIDED, WATERLOO ELECTRIC PARK, CUSHION. If you like carnivals and appreciate color, this is a winner all around!  Size: 15 inches in diameter. 

From Waterloo, Iowa. c1930-40.

$395.





 

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.






 

DECORATED AND EMBELLISHED POWDER HORN.  What this horn may lack in scrimshaw, it more than makes up with three delicately carved nautical forms and figures. Excellent condition, form and color. c1880 and possibly earlier. Size: 15 inches long.

$1400.





 

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.




 

A BEEFY CAST IRON OBJECT. This was a tool of some sort, but for the life of me, I haven't a clue. I bought it for its pleasing form as an object and had a custom metal stand made to make it shine. Size: 19.5 x 9.5 Age: Early 20th century.

$195.






 

SMALL 19THC THREE FINGERED SHAKER BOX IN ORIGINAL RED PAINT.  Iím uncertain which Shaker Community made this wonderful little box, but I do know, itís in excellent, untouched original condition in first surface. Size: 6 x 4 x 2.5

$895.




 

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: ďMuseum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Folk Art and ArtistsĒ by: Rosenak. He signed his work on the bottom of the carvingís 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, Iíve 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. Sheís 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.




 

SMALL RELIEF CARVED FLORAL.  Highly skilled and delicate carving of a multi-dimensional daisy. Size: 5.5 x 6.75. c1920 $395 




 

HAND CARVED FLAME FINIAL.  These are usually found in pairs decorating a late 19th century horse drawn hearse.

This single example measures 15 inches tall, 5.5 wide with impressive and skilled carving detail. Ex. Nan Gurley.

$495.





 

HAND CARVED AND PAINTED DIORAMA OF AN INDIAN FISHING IN HIS BIRCHBARK CANOE. Nice color and condition free of issues. Size: 24 x 15. c1920-40. Ex: Denny Tracey.




 

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.







 

LIGHTHOUSE WEATHERVANE. Truly a one-of-a-kind, individual effort of a very talented artisan created in the third quarter of the 20th century. The cresting waves both at the pointer and tail, along with the Fresnel lens represented by a clear glass insulator cleverly incorporated into the design, demonstrates the talent and sculptural thought the creator possessed. Wonderful form color and surface. Exceptional Condition! What a focal point this piece would command in a costal home! Size: 41 inches long, 25 inches tall on a custom metal stand.

$6500.
Note: Professional packing and shipping only for this item.





 

COLLECTION OF 12 GOLD ENCRUSTED BOTTLES. Purchased years ago from a Massachusetts collector  They're a mix of Dutch and English bottles, all of which have taken on a superb gold color and surface. ALL are in Excellent Condition. I can't stress enough how hard it is finding bottles with this oxidation. They range in size from 7 to 10 inches. Sold as a collection only.

$4200.





 

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.





 

SUNFISH SPEARING DECOY.  These arenít nearly as plentiful as they once were. Just a hard to find cutie. This truly fine example is from a long time Rockland, Maine collector. Itís beautifully carved with a yummy color and old surface thatís even better in person. Size: only 4 inches long. Excellent condition. Fabulous paint.

$695.




 

JEWELERíS WATCH TRADE SIGN. Flat sheet tin or zinc with gold lettering.  Interestingly, the watch face is an old paper face with melt ,hands,  both are from an old clock!  Some wear, but overall, good. c1890  Size: 15 x 11.25.

$795.




 

19TH CENTURY TURNED & PAINTED BARBER POLE.  This is the barber pole eveyone dreams of owning. Gutsy, BOLD colors accompanied with great turnings. It's as close to mint as it gets.  Yes, if you look closely enough, you will find a few very minor flaws inevitable in a piece of this age.  None the less, this IS a show stopper!!  Size: 29 inches long. Untouched condition.

$4500.




 

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 Iíve 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.




 

SMALL HAND CARVED AND PAINTED FISH PLAQUE. Nicely carved with exceptional untouched color and surface. Size: 9.5 x 4. Found in Blue Hill, Maine.

$495.





 

A PAIR OF AMERICAN MINIATURE FOLK PORTRAITS. Attributed to Amos Holbrook of whom little is known. There is an example of his work on pg. 26 of ďA Loving Likeness.Ē  This pair of watercolors on paper is offered in their original gold frames and wavy glass. They are a fine example of the best in small folk portraits, c1830 Size: 5 x 4  

$2850.




 

A PAIR OF UNSIGNED MINIATURE AMERICAN PEWTER WHALE OIL LAMPS. Impressive undamaged original condition. Size: 4.5 tall, 2.75 base diameter. c1840

$495.





 

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 Iíve 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.




 

BRONZE LIGHTHOUSE DOOR STOP. Though it resembles an andiron, was made to be a door stop.  It's never had any attachments on the back for log dogs.

 Size: 14 x 9. Excellent condition, color and surface.

$595.




 

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.




 

FOLK ART PAINTED BOTTLE CAP BASKET IN PATRIOTIC COLORS. Each bottle cap was individually and painstakingly painted before assembly. Condition: Excellent with great color. Size: 8 x 7

$350.





 

HALF SIZE PINTAIL DECORATIVE CARVING. Signed verso:  "George Soule 1940 Freeport Maine". George Soule was not only L.L. Beanís duck hunting companion, but the man who made and sold hunting decoys for retail purposes to L. L. Bean. Excellent condition and original paint. Size: 11.5 inches long.

$695.




 

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.





 

ROCHESTER ROOSTER WEATHERVANE. This smaller, rare size, example measures only 24 x 24 (26 on the stand). It was made in Rochester, New Hampshire by the Rochester Iron and Foundry Co. Circa: 1880. Composition: Cast iron. Condition: Excellent!!! No repairs, issues or blemishes. Its untouched and original oxidized surface is the product of Mother Nature in her finest hour! Comes with a custom metal stand for easy display.

$7500.





 

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.




 

AMERICAN HOLLOW CUT SILHOUETTE.  Depicts a young woman, posed looking right, wearing a modified gray puffy sleeve dress having watercolor and ink high lights. Size: 5.25 x 4.5 overall. Original frame. c1830.

$895.




 

THREE AMERICAN HOLLOW CUT SILHOUETTES OF A FATHER AND TWO SONS. Identified verso as The Leighton Family, Yarmouthport, Maine. Cut paper with ink and watercolor details. Offered in their original frame. Size: 8.25 x 3.75. About 1820.

$1200.






 

VERY SMALL PILOT HOUSE EAGLE.  In comparison to the size of most pilot house eagles Iíve seen, I can best describe this one as diminutive. Maker: Artistic Carving Company, Boston, Mass. Age: c 1950.  Itís really a nice manageable size. Dimensions: Only 12 inches tall with a 14 inch wingspan.  Condition: Excellent!  

$3200.




 

FABULOUS HAND MADE FOLK ART VIOLIN. Construction: Wood, bone and metal in the form of two old paint can bottoms with a galvanized top. It took a great imagination and some skill to create this unique piece of American folk art. Size: 23 inches long. 6.5 inches at its widest point. I've only seen one other one like it in similar construction.

$895





 

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.





 

BRASS NAUTICAL LANTERN. If you like marine lanterns you will look far to find a better one. Excellent condition with its original whale oil burner. Size: 18 T including the handle. c1850.

$695.




 

SMALL FREE BLOWN WHALE OIL LANTERN. Totally untouched and original. Punched diamond and stars decorate it upper and lower segments.

Size, 14.5 inches tall, about 4 inch diameter hand blown globe. c1840-1860

$1150.




 

BALE HANDLED PEASEWARE JAR. This little gem has survived unscathed though out the years. Advanced collectors will not only appreciate its condition but its lovely nut brown color as well. Not including its handle, it measures only 3 3/4 inches tall. Made in Northeast Ohio about 1860.


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