Folk Art
Painted Objects

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   Early bold carved flower basket. c. 1820.

Size: 14" H x 10" W

    AS-0151Naive painted wooden panel birth sign ~ John Shaw / Born in Year 1812.

Size: 6 1/4" H x 16 1/4" L


Welsh solider with a goat carved on small plaque with the saying CYMRO DEWR which translate to WELSHMAN BRAVE.  Late 19th Century.

Size:12" H x 8 1/4" W

  An early carved Stay Busk initialed MM and a heart motif. English c. 1794.

Size: 13" H

 CO-0724Large early snuff box carved as a frog with a human face. English c. 1830.

Size: 1 1/2" H x 5" L

 CO-0722Carved and painted musical instrument wooden case; with the initials either AB or BA. Late 19th Century.

Size: 26" L x 11" W x 4" D

  CO-0727Wooden toddy / love spoon inscribed with Rev. W. P. BroomTree. Welsh c. 1840.

Size: 12 1/2" L

 CO-0776Rare kitting sheath finely carved as a love token with one side with "Think of Me" & the initials M. P. English c. 1780.

Size: 6 3/4" L

 CO-0780Carved wooden panel with folksy center floral basket.  French c. 1870.

Size: 8" H x 32 1/2" L x 1" D

 CO-0800 Unusual painted cast iron stag head with glass eyes. Probably an indoor shop display sign. American c. 1900.

Size: Stag head only = 9" H x 8" D x 14" W ~
         horns (tip-to-tip) 28 1/2" W x 18 1/2" L

  CO-0805Magnificent "moose head" old copper-clad plaque. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 11 3/4" H x 11 1/3" W.

 CO-0813"Wild boars fighting in the forest" Painted 3-D wall plaque made of lead metal alloy. German c. 1900.

Size: 11 3/16" H x 14" L


Carved recumbent Lion Wall Plaque with finely carved mane and body. Early 1900's.

Size: 12" H x 33" L

    FA-0120 Tudor period carved panel. English c. 1540.

Size: 13" H x 21" L

   FA-0135Carved and painted folksy owl with glass eyes. American, Early 1900's.

Size:  8" H x 7" W x 3 1/4" D



Folk Art carved & painted eagle & ball attributed to Frank Jeck master carver that worked on Bryn Athen Cathedral in Pennsylvania. c. 1910.

Size:  5" H x 5 3/4" L x 2 3/4" D



Pair of carved Liberty angels with traces of paint / gild & nice surface.  American, Late 19th Century

Size: 7" H x 16" L

 Carved wooden Mannequin hat stand / head; probably millinery head. German c. 1900.

Size: 10" H

  Folksy basket with heart motifs along with traces of old paint. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 19" H x 27" L x 15" W

  FA-0177Charming painted "botanical" paneled hinged box on legs. English c. 1860.

Size: 8 1/2" H x 18 1/2" L x 13" D

  FA-0180Carved Arts & Crafts Swedish mangle board with horse handle.  Swedish c. 1900.

Size: 5" H x 23" L x 4 1/2" D

  FA-0182Unusually carved reliquary.  English c. 1780.

Size:  6" H

 FA-0192Colorful whimsical birdcage shaped as a red-roof house in wood & iron with original paint. French c. 1860.

Size: 30" H x 21 1/2" L x 12" D

  FA-0195Fanciful folk art whimsical bird house with interesting arch elements executed with Fretwork & carving in wood / wire / glass. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 50" H x 27" W x 19 1/2" D

  FA-0198Carved & painted wooden bell shop sign.  American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 9" H x 7 1/2" D

  Charming Scandinavian bird tree carved & painted on a later base c. 1910.

Size: 13" H

   FA-0227Pair of carved & painted pineapple finials. American c. 1850.

Size: 10" H (each)

 FA-0230Two enlarged painted oversized display dice. American, Early - mid 1900's.

Sizes: 2" H x 2" D
          2 11/16" H x 2 11/16" D

 FA-0233American Tramp Art whimsy / trinket box. c. 1900.

Size: 9 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W x 7" D

 FA-0251This is an interesting carved & painted primitive sculpture of a lady with flowers in her hat & dress (possibly a scarecrow) on a later stand for display.  Both arms are articulated  & one arm bends in the middle and the eyes are ceramic insulators. American, 1930-50's.

Size:  65" H x 19" W

  FA-0259Whimsy directional / vane of man standing on an arrow carved & painted cut-out. American, Mid-20th Century.

Size: 11" H x 10" W x 3/4" D (man/arrow only)

 18th Century painted Scandinavian mangle board with a flora motif. Dated 1797.

Size: 23" L

  FA-0268Carved wooden dancing man ( jigger ) with "screw-in" handle. Late 19th Century.

Size: 13" H

 FA-0275Rustic "cobbler 's last" (Shoe Maker work stand) with wrought-iron shoe form and twig base. English, Mid-19th Century.

Size: 26" H

  FA-0281Two rare miniature axes with great surface and paint. Probably ceremonial for Odd Fellows or Masons. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 7 1/2' H

 Black Americana figural whirligig of a man dancing (jigger) to the accompaniment of a stomping leg & strumming banjo player.  American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 17" H x 19" L x 10" W

 FA-0287Indian in a Canoe Whirligig ~ American, early 20th Century. The man with paddle arms wearing a headdress also with glass eye & old surface.

Size: 12" H x 31" L

  FA-0294Stylish set of miniature painted wooden furniture. Dutch, Mid-Century.

Size: Table ~ 6" H x 9" D, Chairs ~ 7" H x 5' W x 7 3/4" D

   FA-0295Carved & painted folksy 3-bird sculpture on a burl base. Dated 1912. Swedish.

Size: 11" H

 FA-0296Naive & charming carving of a Swedish hiker. c. 1900's.

Size: 11" H

 FA-0298Naive whimsical carving of a fancy couple & their dog in a horse drawn carriage with coachman. Swedish c. 1920.

Size:  10" H x 18" L x 6 3/4" D

 FA-0297Carved & painted folksy sculpture in the form of a bird tree. Swedish c. 1920.

Size: 13" H x 7" L x 3 1/2" D

  FA-0300Whimsical folk art panel with central oval carving of a three-mast ship on scrolling waves and two gulls in the sky. American c. 1900.

Size: 13 1/4" H x 22 1/2" W

 Pair of carved & painted Bavarian Angel Candlesticks. c 1850.

Size: 7" H

 FA-0311Carved & painted great Blue Heron ~ signed Jerome Howes. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 10 1/2" H

 FA-0331Great paint & form on this wooden pigeon decoy on a later base. English c. 1900.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 13" L (bird only)

 FA-0339Carved and painted head possibly santos. Continental c. 1900.

Size: 10 3/4" H

  FA-0347A good horse pull toy with good paint and model. American, Early 1900's.
Size: 9" H x 9 3/4" L x 4" D
 FA-0348Scandinavian mangle board with horse and Masonic symbols. Dated 1833.

Size: 6" H x 25 1/4" L

 FA-0350Carved & painted folky horse & foal on base. American. Early 1900's.

Size: 6" H x 9" L x 3" D

 FA-0351Carved & painted folky sculpture with two spotted dogs, donkey and a little girl holding the donkey's reins. American, mid-20th Century.

Size: 4" H x 9 1/4" L x 2 1/4" D

 Carved & painted mechanical toy black banjo man sitting on a working music box. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 10" H x 5 1/2" D

 FA-0369 Two carved & painted American pipits on base ~ one has a nest. American, 20th Century.

Size: Bird ~ 2 1/2" H x 3 1/2" L
         Base ~ 6" L x 3 1/2" W
         Height Overall: 3 3/4" H

Size: Bird ~ 2 1/4" H x 3 1/2" L
         Base ~ 7 1/2" L x 3" W
         Height Overall: 3 1/2" H

  FA-0373Martha Cahoon painted rectangular box. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 2 3/4" H x 7 1/2" L x 4" D

  FA-0374Unusual naive carved & painted Whirligig with metal arms / hands propellers.

Size: 8" H

  FA-0380Charming miniature folksy carving of two jockeys on horses probably an elaborate bottle stopper decoration. American, Early 1900's.

Size:4 1/4" H x 3 1/4" L x 2 1/2" D

 FA-0381Carved four-headed horse sculpture standing on a 5-horse shoe base with front facing 2-horse heart. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 2 1/4" H x 2" L x 2" D

  Carved 8-headed horse sculpture standing a 3-horse shoe base with front facing 2-horse heart. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 3" H x 1 1/2" D

 FA-0383Carved wooden mannequin hat stand / head; probably millinery head.  German c. 1900.

Size: 10" H

 FA-0387Carved & painted wooden puppet head depicting a soldier with helmet. English, Early 1900's.

Size: 9" H

 Carved & painted mangle board with a horse handle dated 1831 with initials A M D V B. Scandinavian, Dated

Size: 26" L

 Superb deeply carved & painted mangle board with large horse and original roller. Scandinavian c. 1850.

Size: Board ~ 29 1/2" L
         Roller ~ 27 1/2" L

 Unusual Scandinavian painted round box with lid ~ dated 1881. Scandinavian.
Size: 4 1/2" H x 7 1/2" D
 FA-0394Carved & painted articulated female doll jigger on later stand. English c. 1860.
Size: 13" H
 FA-0395Naive & charming carved & painted small figures of five figure family.  Early 1900's.

Size: Father 8" H
        Mother 8 1/4" H
        Son 7 1/2" H
        Daughters 5" H , 7" H

 Carved large "key with a heart or key to your heart".  This is large love token with initials M E R and dated 1806. English.

Size: 9 3/4" L

   FA-0400Carved & painted key trade sign. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 9 1/4" H x 27 1/2" L

 FA-0402Folksy naïve carved open-winged eagle on a base; signed J Thor. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 28 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W x 7 1/2" D

 FA-0404Carved & painted cute penguin. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 6 1/2 H

 FA-0403Carved & painted "bambi" fawn with an innocent & happy expression. American, Mid- Century. S

ize: 15" H x 13 1/4" L

 FA-0407Painted articulated wooden toy pig. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 9" H x 10" L x 3" D

 Folksy carved & painted piglet on base. American, Mid-Century.

Size: (pig) 3 1/4" H x 6" L (base) 7 1/2" L x 4 1/2" D

 FA-0411Unusual rack with top gallery adorned & decorated with carving & great surface. The hooks carved as duck heads. American c. 1900.

Size: 12" H x 39 1/4" L

 Wood & Papier-Mâché painted folksy calf's head. American c.1910. 

Size: 9 1/4" H x 8" D

  FA-0416Folksy natural root painted snake cane.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 66
1/2" L x 4"

 FA-0418Large carved salmon trophy, found in NY State probably carved in Voss, Norway for an American fisherman. Late 19th Century.

Size: 17" H x 48 1/2" L

   FA-0426Painted natural root fashioned into striking snake.

Size: 6 1/2" H x 7" L x 3" D

Carved & polychrome Parrot architecture fragment / wall figure.
c. 1780.

Size: 13" H x 7 1/2" W x 1" D

 FA-0434Carved & painted duck. Signed underneath ~ H Gibbs 1965 (Harold Gibbs, American 1886-1970, Rhode Island). Dated.

Size: 2 1/2"H

 Inscribed Biltmore, NC on this carved brush with this carved funny face. Also, marked forward with an arrow from the Arts & crafts period. - Rare. American c. 1905

Size: 23” L.

  FA-0442Wonderful folk art carved & painted stand with a carved & painted snake around it. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 39 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 7" D

 FA-0448Two carved & painted puppet heads one with a pointed hat ~ the other with a sad face. American c. 1900.

 Size: 9 1/2" H, 7" H

  Unusual carved & painted whimsy bird with tin wings. American.

Size: 15 3/4 " H x 17" W

  FA-0453Friesian carved tray with complex geometric patterns. American, 1900-20's.

 Size: 12 1/2" H x 17 1/2" L x 1 1/2" D

  FA-0455Painted Tramp Art Comb Box with hearts & mirror. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 11" H x 9 1/4" W x 4 1/2" D

 FA-0454 Whimsical & colorful wooden Southwestern decorated tall candlestick. American, 1930's.

Size: 19 1/2" H

 FA-0456Carved & painted two birds perched on tree branches. German, 1900-20's.

Size: 9" H x 7" W x 6" D

 FA-0462Nice Norwegian painted Rosemaling bend box. Scandinavian c. 1880.

Size: 5 3/4" H x 7 1/4" L x 3 3/4" W

 Small bend box with decorated lid in a naïve old New Bedford scene provenance New Bedford Whaling Museum. American, 19th Century.

Size: 2 1/8" H x 5 1/4" L x 3 5/8" D

 Superb painted dome shaped box with a painted salmon on top & fishing lures. American, Early 19th Century.

Size: 5 5/8" H x 6 5/8" W x 14 3/8" L

 Carved wooden Mannequin hat stand / head; probably millinery head. Unusual cloth patch with treads of hair on top of head. German c. 1900.

Size: 10" H

 FA-0475Wonderful folk carving of a character cat with traces of white paint. American c. 1900.

Size: 10" H x 8" W x 5" D

 Carved & painted mangle board ~ the handle is a horse with an unusual rear on a trapezoidal board that is carved with geometric patterns and initialed and dated "MFS," "BOD," and 1780. Scandinavian.

Size:6" H x 19 3/4" L x 5 1/2" D

 Norwegian miniature dome-box painted with Rosemaling. Painted on the inside; complete with a till. Scandinavian, 19th Century. 

Size: 5 1/4" H x 8 3/4" L x 5" D

 FA-0481Carved & painted colorful Rosemaling bend box. Scandinavian, 19th Century.

Size: 5 1/2" H x 8 1/4" L x 3 3/4" D

 FA-0482Carved & painted Scandinavian tankard with Rosemaling. 19th Century. Size: 7" H x 6" D

Scandinavian carved & painted Rosemaling tankard. 19th Century.

Size: 6 1/4" H x 4 1/2" D


Carved & painted Rosemaling dragon drinking vessel. Scandinavian, 19th Century.

Size: 4" H x 8" L x 4" D


Bride's / Marriage bend box. Painted on the cover with two men ringing bells on a scrollwork ground above the date “Anno 1831,” the sides with vinery, scrolls and geometric-patterned panels. Scandinavian, Dated.

Size: 7 3/8" H x 18 1/2" L

 Carved & painted with Rosemaling horse head kasa drinking vessel. Norway, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6" H x 11 3/4" W x 6" D


Carved & painted mother penguin with two chicks. American, 1930's

Sizes: Mother penguin ~ 8 1/2" H, Chick w/open beak ~ 5 1/4" H, Small chick ~ 4 1/2" H

 FA-0494Carved & painted well-formed penguin. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 7 1/2" H

 FA-0497Carved & painted "Perkeo", dated 1895 on underside. Perkeo is a symbol of Heidelberg & was a court dwarf & jester in the employ of royalty / nobility in Heidelberg castle in the early 18th century & guarded a special castle of beer - hence the key around his neck. German, Late 19th Century.

Size: 12 H " x 4 1/4" W x 3 1/4" D

  Carved & painted figure of an Af rica American gentleman whirligig. Late 19th Century.

Size: 21" H x 6 1/4" W


Small carved & painted whimsy of embracing couple underneath a lamp post. American c. 1930.

Size: 9" H x 7" W x 5" D


Carved mahogany Bust of a Man. American.

Size: 14" H x 5 1/2" W x 3 1/2" D


Carved & painted Compote. Underneath ~ made by J.A. Rapp / Lindsborg, Kansas. American, Mid-Century,

Size: 6" H x 8" D


Carved & painted spice / bend box with inset star & decorations. American, Early 19th Century.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 7 1/2" D


Lidded Salt Box with carved fancy back with heart, fans & scrolls. American c. 1860.

Size: 12" H x 8" L x 4 1/4" D

  FO-0026Rustic child's chair "For Baby" carved into the seat. English c. 1870.

Size: 18 1/2" H x 8" W

 FO-0309Miniature painted sideboard with two doors and a shapely apron. English c. 1860.

Size: 12" H x 5" D x 18" L

 FO-0319Miniature or dollhouse carved & painted hutch. c. 1900.

Size: 15" H x 7 1/4" L x 4 3/16" D

 FO-0334Wonderfully carved & painted (probably Pennsylvania) spice chest with tin drawers. American.

Size: 12 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W x 3" D

  Geometric Layered Tramp Art Mirror. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 16" H x 18" W


Interesting geometric layered Tramp Art mirror. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 15 1/2" H x 18" W


Small Tramp Art Mirror with wide frame and shallow geometric layering. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 17 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W

 GT-0110Schoenhut Humpty-Dumpy Circus animals. German, Early 1900's

Size:  Elephants ~ 6" H x 8" L
          Giraffe ~ 11" H x 6" L


Early Roulette dial.  The board is carved & painted and the pointer arm is wrought iron. English, Mid-19th Century


Size: 11 1/4" H x 11 1/4" L

  GT-0215Small carved folksy horse.  German c. 1900.

Size: 7 3/4" H x 8" L

 GT-0222Charming folky painted doll house cupboard with the use of spools, picture frame, etc. & notice the lace painted windows. The house name, Swiss Cottage". English c. 1870.

Size: 28" H x 10' W x 9 1/2' D


A wooden articulated standing doll (reminds one of the "dancing baby"). Hands restored. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 13" H


Articulated mannequin. French, Early 20th Century.

Size: 17" H


Large carved & painted open diorama with a large and smaller ships and some painted in the background. The larger ship with carved sails, figure-head & 25-guns; painted in unusual gray colors. English c. 1870.

Size: 19" h x 45" L x 5" D


Late 19th Century hand carved and painted character wooden Carnival Mask with places and holes for wigs, etc.

Size: 10 1/4" H x 7" W x 5" D

  PO-0033Miniature Erzgebirge painted wooden wedding scene party. German, Late 19th Century.

Size: Avg. 1 1/2" - 2" H

 PO-0098Oversize majestic goose / duck decoy that show's age beautifully with great surface, dings & age related shrinkage & sweet face. English,  Late 19th Century.

Size: 12" H x 23" L x 10" W

 PO-0095Painted wood box with Harlowquinn edges and royal crown on front. English c. 1830.

Size:  9 1/2' h z 13" W x 10 1/2" D

 Painted wood fairground / figure ~ "Aunt Sally". Much of the history of Aunt Sally is lost in antiquity but overall, the players would toss batons known as sticks at the wooden figural dolly sitting on a pole (usually dressed-up as a maid or aunt) hoping to dislodge the largest twig or object placed in inserts (holes) in the facial area to win the game / prize. English c. 1870.

NOTE:  This object is being sold together with an "Aunt Sally" mug (item #:CP-1227).

Size: 57" H

 PO-0109Rare child's carousel figure carved & painted as a fish with a human mask on top. Spanish or French c. 1920"s

Size: 15" H x 36" L x 7" D

 Painted tôleware tea caddy with f#808080aux marble decoration. English c. 1770.

Size: 4 3/4" H x 4 1/2" L x 3" D

  Painted tin hanging comb tray with gadrooned edges and original paint. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 7 3/4" H x 7" W

 PO-0116 Carved & painted Norwegan ceremonial ale bowl ~ written translation on bottom  ~ Welcome friends to my house, Now we'll drink merrily. c. 1860.

Size: 4 1/2" H x 9 1/8" D

 Carved & painted Norwegian ceremonial ale bowl ~ written translation on bottom ~ Let this cup be passed 'round, and when emp I'd filled again. c. 1860.

Size: 4 3/4" H x 8 1/4" D




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