Homemade steamroller toy made of heavy metals. The roof is corrugated metal and the steering wheel turns. Measures 12" tall and 16" long. Barn red paint; circa 1920. While mothers were making doll quilts for their children, a loving father may have created this miniature piece of farm equipment.
Handcarved walking stick with the head of a man. He has a prominent nose and a chine much like Jay Leno. Eyes are nailheads. Well worn green paint to the head; the body of the cane natural color. The cane measures 33" tall. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Unique carved cane that chronicles the life and achievements of Thomas Jefferson. Among the carved words are "Thos. Jefferson of Va Born Apr 2,1743 Was President USA 1801 to 1809" and ""Wrote Declaration of Independence 1776 Founder of University Va 1819". Closest to the tip is written"Jeffersons Dying Words I resign my spirit to God My Daughter to my country". The carver also wrote "This cane was cut near Jeffersons' tomb Monticello Va."
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Handmade cane with the handle of a dog's face utilizing the natural contours of the wood. The face is painted dark green with metal eyes. The stick measures 36" tall. The widest part of the ears are 6 1/2".
Found in Virginia; circa 1920.
It is safe to say that this amazing quilt filled with animals is a one of a kind. It is a glorious combination of barnyard animals as well as whales; giraffes and fish. In addition, it has a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is a summer spread professionally mounted on a stretcher that is hinged for easier transport. Measurements are 80" square. Connecticut origin with family history available to purchaser.
One of a kind iron gate in the shape of an elongated face. It would be functional as a gate but would also be terrific hung indoors as a piece of outsider art.
The movable earrings are an especially whimsical touch. One spike is missing from the hairdo but all else is intact. Measurements are 62" tall and 24" at the widest point. Found in Virginia.; circa 1920.
Two delightfully homemade Amish animals - the white cotton horse measures 12" long and 9 1/2" tall. He (or she) has wonderfully detailed tack; embroidered facial features and a braided tail. Dates to about 1950.
Elephant - made of dark brown velvet with glass (?) bead eyes. The rubber ears are mostly broken off. Measurements are a11 1/4" from head to tail and 7 1/4" tall. Made circa 1930.
Charming cushion of a curled up cat at rest. The body is made of cotton with orange wool embroidery (some of which is missing) to outline the body. Facial features are also embroidered and in excellent condition. The head is a separate piece sewn to the body.Measures 15 1/2" long and 11 1/2" tall.
Large, homemade black doll that is well dressed and bejeweled. She has a "Diamond" ring and bracelets (that are old but added later).
She measures 24" tall; wears her original clothing including lace up boots. Over her petticoat are a wool skirt; vest and cape. Nicely stitched face and hands. Minor, expected wear. Clothes indicate third quarter of 19th century.
Beautifully painted frame with red flowers that extend over the beveled glass mirror. An unusual feature of the frame are the painted gold three dimensional circles around the edge. The frame measures 22 3/4" square. There is a small piece missing from the upper right corner of the frame; everything else in very good condition.
Four homemade chairs for children found in Chiapas, Mexico. The largest is 16 1/2" tall to the crest; the smallest is 13". Well made with wood pegs and mortise and tenons. Each has distinctive characteristics of the family in which it was made. Certainly sturdy enough to be used by children or interesting enough to be grouped as a sculptural tower. Made circa 1930's.