This colorful tartan plaid box is hand decorated with shades of green; orange; red and yellow. It retains the original paint in very good condition. A newspaper under the interior mirror is dated 1871. Probably Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 10 3/4" wide; 8 3/4" tall and 5 1/2" tall.
This handmade pen wipe of three blind (?) mice is true folk art. They form a wonderful miniature fabric sculpture. The piece is in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 4". Made of wool. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870
This spool doll bed is charming in itself but even more so with the inclusion of its original linens. It has a mattress; quilt and pillow all done in beautiful 1870's fabrics. The bed measures 11 1/4" long; 7" wide and 9" to the top of the headboard. On the bottom is written that it was made in 1905.
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"...
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.
Handmade basket of heavy tin with a wood bottom. The hinged lid opens from both sides. Measures 18" to top of handle and 16" in length.
This handmade tin flask was clearly meant to be sculptural as well as functional. It is 8 1/2" tall including the hand carved wood cork. It has a dent on one side which does not show on the thumbnails. Unfortunately, it would no longer hold water as the lead solder has separated from the tin in one place. It remains, however, an appealing ornament.
These three mid 19th century, oval pantry boxes are in untouched condition in their original dark blue/green paint. The smallest is 1 3/4" tall; 3 1/2" deep and 4 3/4" wide. It has a small crack on the bottom. The middle box is 2" tall; 4" deep and 5 3/4" wide. There is a tiny piece missing from the bottom of the back. Both flaws are shown in thumbnail photos. The largest 2 3/8" tall; 4 1/4" deep and 5 9/16" wide. It has no condition apologies...
This Native American beaded bag dates to the 1880's, based largely upon the calico fabric lining. The backing is wool felt with rawhide handles. It is in excellent condition; measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/2".
This carved stone piece was likely made as a grave marker. Regardless of its original purpose, it is a wonderful sculpture. A different motif is carved on each side. It measures 4 1/2" tall; 4 3/4" wide and 3 1/2" deep. Condition is very good with s small area chipped out of the top rear a long time ago based upon the patina. Found in Pennsylvania.
Wood utility carrier with original paint and a graceful scalloped edge. It is difficult to say for certain what was its intended use. It is deeper than most knife boxes yet too graceful and not showing the expected wear of a tool box. In either case, it has many potential uses in the 21st century. It would serve well to hold plants or magazines, for instance. Measures 15" across; 11 1/2" deep and 9" tall to the top of the handle. Very good, all original condition. Made circa 1870.
Wonderful frame with three dimensional carved hearts has its original mirror. Frame measures 6" x 9". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Excellent, completely original condition.
Skillfully carved bowl and pitcher on an Empire stand that is remarkable because it is all made of one piece of wood. Pitcher is attached to the table base. The bowl is free standing but is too large to fall off the table. Measures 5 3/4" tall and 2 5/8" wide. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Handmade foot stool on which is painted the biblical proverb "With All Thy Getting Get Understanding". Stool measures 8" tall; 14 1/4" wide and 7" deep. Nice cutouts on the canted legs. Good wear to the top of the stool. Circa 1900.
Stone carved face of a bearded man. Features are very convex with the exception of his eyes that are indented. Measures 7 1/2" tall. Difficult to determine age precisely but probably in the neighborhood of 100 years old.
Nicely inlaid wood box with a variety of patterns. Graceful brass escutcheon with tulips (but no key). Very good condition; has some scratches but nothing missing. Measures 8 1/4" wide; 5 1/2" deep and 3 3/4" tall. American origin; circa 1870.
Tramp Art miniature cupboard that is finely detailed. Made of wooden cigar boxes. Measures 9 1/2" tall; 5 1/2" wide and 4" deep. Excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.