All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1463955
A mid 19th century American stencil theorem painting of a woven basket filled with fruit, measuring 13 1/2" by 15" (17 1/2" by 18 3/4" in old, period or certainly antique at the least folky dark wood frame with gold inner portion). A circa 1950's label of Braxton Picture Frames, E. 58th St., New York, remains. Braxton's 1938 catalog is retained in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of art. This is a great piece of classic American folk art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1459248
An American "Home Sweet Home" type image of modest home with saying "May every day in every year bless this house with homely cheer", housed in a late 19th century walnut and gilt fillet Victorian style frame. The piece as framed measures 16" by 14". The needlework is in exceptional fresh condition. I am uncertain as to the age of it; I think, younger than the frame. A timeless classic piece for the traditional home.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1458709
An example of the photograph "The Orchard Bend", circa 1910, so titled and signed in ink "Wallace Nutting", 8 3/4" by 11 3/4" in the laminated dark old-style likely original framing. The scene depicted is a group of pink-flowering trees by a stone wall adjacent to a dirt track which is picturesquely bending out of sight, likely in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Wallace Nutting works have been widely collected for decades...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1458708
American needlework sampler I would date to about 1935-1950, hand embroidered in traditional style, silk thread on cotton, the imagery of a house and tree, the sweet message being "Here let us live Life at its Best/ Here my we find/ Comfort and Rest". No glass, good vintage condition, some faint old very light brownish staining to background.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1434603
E & M Perez
$265.00
Wonderful folk art box of a pyramid that opens to reveal sections to hold cigarettes and matches. The entire surface is inlaid with square or rectangular pieces of wood in varying shades of brown and beige. It measures 5 1/2" high and is 9 3/8" square, sitting on 4 geometric feet. Surface appears to have a light varnish coating. The form is a copy of the pyramid at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1428883 (stock #720-5TB)
A delicate Vintage hand carved pipe in the form of a man's head. 1 1/2" Bowl height, 5 1/4" Overall length. In excellent used condition, with no chips, cracks or bite marks. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED ** 17BX88
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1428882 (stock #7202518-3TB)
Vintage Pipe, hand carved head of a man, no chips or cracks. 5 3/4" Long, 1 7/8" bowl height. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED ** 25BX88
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1428880 (stock #7202517-8-27)
Vintage Meershaum Pipe, with Balekite handle. The bowl is carved in the shape of a man's head with an elaborate head dress. Bowl is 3 1/4" High, Pipe is 6" Long. There are no apparent repairs. There are slight bite marks at the tip. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED ** 7202517-8-27TBBX88
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1428879 (stock #7202516-7-27)
Vintage Pipe, hand carved head of an old man, bowl is 1 3/4" High, pipe is 6" long. There are no apparent repairs. The are a few bite marks. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED ** 7202516-7-27TBBX88
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1422827 (stock #JB04379)
A unique piece, made of a tropical wood, 12 1/4" by 6" by 3 1/4", the box hinged, opening from the top, revealing scooped-out recesses when opened. A bird incised with a burning tool and the date 1964 also so incised appear on the front portion that opens out. On the sides, likewise, a design is burned into the wood. This appears to me to be of Caribbean (Haitian?), Mexican/Central American or South American origin, though I suppose it could be African (I think, much less likely)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1422662 (stock #JB04690)
Soft wood (probably pine) carved shore bird decoy, likely 19th century, with authentic wear including missing paint, pellet holes, and broken off beak. The work measures approximately 9 1/2" by 6" extreme dimensions, not including the wood base. The eyes appear to be metallic tacks. I am not a decoy specialist but wonder if this might be by any recognized carver. In any event, the piece is a great example of folk art Americana.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1421172 (stock #JB03321)
Found in Freeport, Maine, this is a PAIR of circa 1870 American drawings, (possibly a bit earlier), the first of General George Washington on a prancing horse, the second of a cut glass compote overflowing with fruit. Each measures 11 3/4" by 8 3/4" inside the mats, 16" by 12" overall, one of the mats deep maroon, the other, black. They are unframed, taped on the reverse to the mats at the edges...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1420464 (stock #JB03339)
In a long tradition of so-called "woolies", pictures of marine scenes wrought in wool by hand, this is a work showing a 19th century clipper that looks like the famous "Old Ironsides", now a floating museum in Boston. Note the American flag at the stern. The unframed work, wrapped around a board, measures 9 1/2" by 13 1/2". The age is to me uncertain; I note the later-looking lattice structure seen on the reverse, and the four digit number "1762", possibly just a reference number...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1420351 (stock #JB03058)
This is one of the popular early to mid 19th century birth/baptismal certificates, known as "Geburts und Taufschein", 16 1/2" by 13 3/4" in thin strip framing, printed by G.S. Peters of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the name of the child and the parents written by hand along with other details such as place and date of birth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1420146 (stock #JB05290)
A hand-carved wood statuette of a man, approximately 11" high, 3" wide, the wood possible oak but not definitively determined. The creator did not sign the piece. Age is also unknown though mid 20th century is likely. Could be American or maybe European.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1418961 (stock #JB03600)
Decoy of a Canada Goose, dimensions roughly 28" by 9" by 8", weight 8 1/2 pounds, unsigned. I am not able to attribute this to any particular carver. As an art dealer I cannot claim to be a specialist in duck and goose decoys, but I think this has some age, circa mid 20th century. There is convincing wear, and a deep split in the wood along the left side, as if from the wood drying over time. A fine piece of folk art for the home. Came from a high end Beverly Hills estate.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1970 item #1417522 (stock #JB01794)
I acquired this basket in England about fifteen years ago. It measures 18 3/4" across and is about 2 3/4" high. It is dusty and there is a little rim damage (see photos). I found it along with a basket (also listed in my shop) that I believe is of South American origin...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1406524
A Large Original Sign for "Mudjekeewis A Camp for Girls" in Lovell, Maine that operated from 1919-1969. Measures about 37 1/4" by 31 1/4" by 1 3/4" and weighs about thirty pounds. Two sided, both shown. There is a vintage photo of this sign in place on the website of the Lovell Maine Historical Society. Great memorabilia and folk art.