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Heywood-Wakefield three dimensional store display, sales stimulator or sales award... We're really not sure of the original intended purpose. This oversize box plane model is an accurate replica of an actual plane, perhaps meant to represent the quality of Heywood-Wakefield furniture. It has a strong blue stenciled mark in the long drawer. We believe it dates to approximately the third quarter of the 20th century and was made in Gardner, MA. 43 3/4" L x 16 " H x 22 2/4" H at top of handle. Drawers are 25 3/8" x 2 1/2" and 12 1/2" x 4 1/4".
FULL BODIED ROOSTER WEATHERVANE
This is a fine full bodied rooster molded copper weathervane with attached directional arrow with cast copper arrow head. The rooster retains its original surface which can best be described as a mottled, weathered copper brown with an authentic verde gris greenish-blue color. There are minimal in-use repairs which do not detract from the aesthetics or structural integrity of the piece. This rooster is unmarked and dates from the early 20th century. 26" long x 21 1/2" high.
BLACK & WHITE 144 SQUARE CHECKERBOARD
This is an extremely nice 144 square single sided checkerboard in original worn black and white paint. The board retains its original edge molding as well the inside rails which separate the game surface from the end wells. The back of the board apparently was used as a dart board or as a work surface given a number of perforations. As a note, this board never had a hanger prior to coming into our possession. This board was found in the midwest and dates to approximately 1880-1900. 18" wide x 26" long.
We were pleased to find this exceptionally good 64 sqaure, single sided checkerboard in the original black and white paint with a rich mustard border and retaining its original molded applied frame. This gameboard was formed from two pine boards joined with corrugated fasteners. The paint has great craquelure on the game surface that is particularly strong looking in the the white paint. As a note of interest, this gameboard did not have any type of hanger prior to our acquisition. We found this gameboard in the midwest and date it to 1890-1900. 21 1/8" x 24 3/4".
A QUACKER BOX????
Yes it is. It could even been made to hold duck calls! This is a unique storage box hand carved in the form of a mallard drake decoy. The folk art box is formed from several layers of hollowed-out laminated pine and the pivoting top is carved from a solid piece of pine with a mortised head. The swivel top appears to have an old repaint and the box appears to retain its original paint. We found this unique piece of folk art in eastern PA and we date it to about 1930-1940. 16" long x 7 1/2" high.
COLORFUL FISH FLOAT
Fresh from Maine. This is a great brightly colored fish float made from hand turned maple in its original blue, red and mustard paint. There are incised rings at each end for securing the fishing line. Given the size of this float, we believe that it was used for bait fishing in a large lake or in one of the many bays/inlets along the coast. This float dates to approximately 1900. 12" long.
KENTUCKY EMPLOYEES ONLY SIGN
Business informational sign specifying an area for "Employees Only". This framed wooden sign retains its original hand painted gold letters on a black ground. There is a handwritten notation on the back that reads: "RR Station, BG, KY" indicating that this sign is from the Rail Road Station in Bowling Green, KY, very close to where we found it. We date this well preserved sign to 1880-1890. 37 3/4" x 9 5/8".
SCARLET TANGIER CARVING
Hand carved wood Scarlet Tangier with relief carved wings and tails, glass eyes and accurately detailed paint. It has wire legs and applied wood feet all mounted on an attractive piece of driftwood. Unmarked. Found in an extensive collection of bird carvings in eastern Tennessee. American. c. 1960-1970. 9" long.
INDIGO BUNTING CARVING
This is your opportunity to own a hand carved wood Indigo Bunting with relief carved wings and tail feathers, glass eyes and accurate paint details. This bird stands on wire legs with wood feet applied to a cut cherry driftwood base. The carving is unmarked but appears to be by the same hand as the Scarlet tangier pictured above and was in the same east Tennessee collection. The carving is in excellent condition and dates to 1960-1970. 5" long.
BRILLIANT CHINESE CHECKERS
We are please to offer this colorful five color, single sided Chinese Checkers gameboard that we were fortunate to acquire. This gameboard is hand painted on fine plywood and has an applied rabbeted frame that is painted a brilliant red. The gameboard is an excellent example of Chinese Checkers and is in a remarkable state of preservation for a board dating to 1920-1930. 12 1/2" x 12 3/8"
MINIATURE BLUE HERON FAMILY CARVING
This is a fabulous Great Blue Heron Family miniature carving with mother, father and juvenile bird. these birds are accurately detailed with head and neck tufts of feathers and carved tail feathers. The painting is very accurate and applied to imitate the direction of feather growth. The birds are standing on wire legs with painted feet and are mounted on a gorgeous piece of driftwood. This carving was found in a large collection of bird carvings in east Tennessee and dates to 1960-1970. 11" x 6" x 5" high.
LAMB OF GOD
This sculpture of the Lamb of God was hand carved from pine and poplar. It retains its original dry painted surface with minor paint loss in expected areas. Originally this figure may have had rays extending from the back plate which were applied with square nails. Although these rays are now missing, this does not detract from the overall aesthetic and appearance of the carving. This sculpture was probably made for a fraternal organization's rituals or for religious services. Now, it is a great piece of folk art and would make a nice addition to any collection. We found this carving in the midwest and date it to 1860-1870. 10 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 7" H.
BLUE WINGED WARBLER
This is a hand carved wood Blue Winged Warbler with carved and dropped wings, carved tail and a very slightly turned and cocked head and open beak as if singing. This carving has nicely detailed painting and accurately executed legs and feet on a small bark covered cut branch. This warbler was found in an extensive east Tennessee collection and dates to 1960-1970. 6" long.
CANADA GOOSE IN FLIGHT
This is a hand carved wood miniature Canada Goose in flight. Incised lines give depth and detail to the wings and the tail feathers and enhance accurately depicted paint details. The carving is marked on the pine base "Painted as Goose 1/30/85, E.T. Clark, Purdum Harman, Penns Grove, NJ" Found in large east Tennessee collection of bird carvings. 7 1/2" long, 9 1/2" wing
PAINTED TIN CANDLE BOX
This is most unusual candle box. It was apparently crafted by a skilled tinsmith. It is made from galvanized tin in a form typically seen in wooden candle boxes. It measures 10" wide x 4 1/8" deep x 11 1/4" high. This candle box has a rectangular box and a shaped back plate that terminates in a lollipop top. In this piece, the box compartment is formed by a series of bends and channels framed by the box itself and the "S" scroll center support between the front of the box and the back is attached with through tabs. The construction is superb and the tin is somewhat heavier than normal. The box has been repainted in an old red over copper paint. The piece was found in the midwest and dates to 1920-1930.
FEATHER TREE HOUSE
Home made Christmas feather tree stand in the form of a cottage with a lattice fence. This house has tar paper roofing shingles, the windows are actually glass and the functional front door is made of maple with a brass knob. There is one roof shingle missing; otherwise, the cottage is in very good condition. This stand possesses great character and folk art appeal and would be a wonderful way to display your feather tree over the holidays or throughout the year. We date this piece to the early 20th century. 14" x 12 1/4" x 12" high.
CHRISTMAS SAVING SALE
Long before Black Friday and Cyber Monday stores offered special sales and incentives during the Christmas shopping season, an un-named store was responsible for creating this double sided hand painted canvas sign offering a raffle or drawing for prizes during the holidays. The sign was made from two previously used pieces of canvas machine sewn together to create the new sign. The colors and graphics are great. There is some staining but we think this piece would make a great addition to any sign or Christmas collection. This unusual piece of Americana was made during a much simpler time between 1920-1940. 66" long x 29 1/4" wide.
UNUSUAL HORSE HEAD SLED
Unusual child's sled with decorative, detailed cast iron horse heads on the tips of the runners. We have seen many sleds with swan head runners but we have not seen any with horse heads. There are none published in "Great Sleds and Wagons" by Joan Paticia. This sled also has a brass tag applied to the underside of the board for the Beymer Bauman Co. of Pittsburgh, producers of Pure White Lead (paint). It is possible that this sled may have been a premium. It has had a few repairs and and it has been repainted but it is an attractive survivor of of a late 19th century American child's sled. 15" x 38 1/2" x 10" high. 15" to top of horse heads.
MINIATURE PA BLANKET BOX
This is a special miniature blanket chest from Allentown, PA as indicated by the applied placque. This little blanket box has two side by side drawers with applied molding and white porcelain knobs. It sits on front bracket feet and turned rear feet. The varnish and paint finish are original as are the hinges. This very nice home made piece was constructed from shipping crates and appears to have been made for or connected to Margaret Alderman. One rear foot has been replaced with a replica. We estimate that this desirable piece was made around 1870-1890. 10 3/8" w x 8 1/4" d x 8 3/4" high.
ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON FISH SIGN
Sort of makes you want some fresh salmon. This unusual sign is decorated with a salmon and the name "John Hannula Fish Co, Aberdeen, Wash" stenciled in black on a pine board. There are ghosts of hinges on the back side which indicate that this may have been the lid from a shipping crate. It makes an excellent and desirable wall hanging. The piece originated in Washington and dates to approximately 1890-1910. 31 3/8" long x 9 1/4" high.
FLORAL PAINTED MIRROR
This is an unusual floral painted mirror. Unlike most, it is painted with a great mustard background on which are painted beautiful pink wild roses. Additionally, this mirror was always intended to be hung on the diagonal based on the wire on the back which has never been moved and the orientation of the roses. Finally it is a most unusual size. We found this mirror in Maine and dates to approximately 1890-1900. 14" x 14 1/2".
PERFECT FOR THE EARLY COUNTRY KITCHEN
We are pleased to offer an assembled grouping of related early hand forged kitchen utensils which include a twist decorated skewer holder , a small 5 1/2" twist decorated skewer and a large 9 3/4" line decorated skewer. All these pieces originated in New England and date to the mid to late 18th century.
Set of three totem poles: two with attached wings and polychrome paint and one that is unpainted and completely carved from a single piece of ivory. All were made in the Pacific Northwest and were made by indigenous peoples for the tourist trade in the first third of the 20th century. From left to right: 3 1/8" high, 2 1/4" high and 3 1/4" high.
Here is a great opportunity to acquire a gameboard and a nice little stocking stuffer. This is a reverse painted on glass miniature gamebaord surrounded by holly leaves and berries in the original frame. We found this piece in New England and believe that it dates to around 1900. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".
Great folky rocking horse in original dry brown paint with painted saddle and bridle. There are wooden peg hand holds and foot rests so that the youngster had maximum control of this bronco. The great thing about this rocking horse is that it is still remarkably sturdy and can be ridden today and it would look great under the Christmas tree. There is expected oxidation in the underside, This horse was found in New England and dates to about 1870. 40 1/2" long x 24" high.
STAR INLAID GAMEBOARD
Double sided game board. One side is inlaid with 64 squares and two stars. The maker used walnut and maple inlaid into cherry. This side retains the original varnish surfaces. The other side is painted, then completely over painted and subsequently partially cleaned. The board is surrounded with a pine gallery. This gameboard was found in Maine and dates to around 1880-1890. 17 3/4" x 25 3/4" high.
RACE CAR WEATHERVANE
This is a hard to find sheet copper race car weathervane from the early 1900's. The style appears to replicate a 1912 Marmon, the car that won the Indianapolis 500 in that year. This weathervane was originally gilded and has received a couple coats of gold radiator paint over the years. The condition is very good with the exception of a dent on one side of the arrow and some scratches in the gold paint. This Weathervane is definitely American and dates to 1910-1920. 28 1/2" long x 14" high.
COMMON TERN DECOY
This is an unmarked hand carved wood Common Tern decoy in original paint. This piece has split carved wings and tail feathers. Though there is some minor paint flaking/chipping, the overall condition of the carving and painting is very good. This piece was found in New England and dates to 1940. 12" high x 10" long.
SANDWICH TERN DECOY
This rather streamlined hand carved and painted decoy appears to be a Sandwich Tern as evidenced by the black beak and the tufted head. This decoy is in very good condition with no splits, cracks or breaks and with very minimal paint chipping or loss. The decoy is unmarked, was found in New England and dates to 1940. 11 3/4" high x 11 3/4" long.
SOOTY TERN DECOY
This hand carved wooden decoy is the third of three New England decoys which are obviously by the same unknown carver. This bird appears to be a Sooty Tern. It has split wings which are split from the tail feathers. The overall condition of the carving is very good and it exhibits only minor chipping and some wear to the original paint. This decoy dates to about 1940. 10" high x 10" long.
BOB BOOTH SWIMMING CANADA GOOSE
Miniature swimming Canada goose decoy hand carved by Bob Booth of Chincateague Island, VA in 1993. This piece is in very good condition with excellent paint and with the carving style typical of Bob Booth. The atypical style of a swimming goose would be a nice addition to a collection of miniatures or any type of decoys. 7 1/2" long x 1 1/2" high
OVAL SHAKER PANTRY BOX
Fabulous 4 finger oval shaker pantry box in original natural surface with expected wear to the bottom. The top has a botanical carving of flowers and vines. The quality of the carving actually rivals that of the construction of the box itself. The box is probably from the Sabbathday Lake or Lake Alfred Community and dates to approximately 1820-1840. 13 5/8" long x 10" wide x 4 1/2" high.
FOLK ART PROSTHESIS
This is a true piece of early American folk art. It is an early trade sign apparently for a maker of wooden legs. This piece combines early oxidized natural surface pine with a hand forged ankle and foot with a forged iron band at the joint. There is a faint ghost of a cap or partial cap on the top with nail/tack shanks in the wood. There is no evidence that this piece was ever painted. American, probably New England, 1750-1820. 27 1/4" long. Foot measures 7 1/4".
ODD FELLOWS HORSESHOE
Odd Fellows cast iron horseshoe with traditional symbolism including the all-seeing eye, the three chain links with "FLT" (Friendship, Love, Truth), clasped hands and the organization's initials (IOOF). This fine casting retains its gold paint on the surface and heavy green paint on the back. American, c. 1900. 5 5/8" high x 5" wide.
INDIAN CLUB CRIBBAGE BOARD
Unusual cribbage board in the form of an Indian Club with punched and colored diamonds in the center and a punch decorated profile of an Indian chief in full head dress. This piece is formed from curly maple and retains it's original clear varnish finish. Found in the midwest and dating to 1940. The piece would be a nice addition to a folk art or gameboard collection. Approximately 15 inches long.
ARTFUL CRIBBAGE BOARD
Unique cribbage board formed from a variety of exotic hardwoods applied to a yellow pine backboard and framed by mahogany. The playing surface contains natural and dyed woods with contrasting woods and geometric inlaid corners. This cribbage board appears to be American and dates to the mid to late 19th century. 5 1/8" w x 19 1/8" h x 7/8" thick.
BLACK AND WHITE GAMEBOARD
144 square single sided gameboard with recessed tills and molded edges. The two tills are applied to the center section with square nails and joined with the applied trim. The white and black paint is an old, in-use repaint applied over the original red and black paint. This is a very dramatic and authentic gameboard that has been carefully preserved for future use and has great graphic appeal. American, c. 1860-1880. 19 3/4" x 29 5/8".
GRAIN PAINTED GAMEBOARD
Sixty-four square single sided checkerboard in original grain paint on a mahogany veneered board. The checkerboard is painted to simulate figured maple and rosewood. The game surface is surrounded by a faux painted inlaid appearing border. A rounded border is attached to the edge of the gameboard. This piece is American and dates to 1900-1920. 16 1/2" x 16 1/2".
CONCENTRIC SQUARES STAND
In its former life this item was a Christmas tree base cover made from pine and formed from 10 concentric squares which are stacked to form a pyramid. The squares are attached to one another by the use of round nails. The wood was never painted or finished and retains its natural weathered surface. Now, this piece still could be used a a stand or it would make a great architectural statement particularly with the Escher type of illusory effects it offers. This piece was found in Indiana and dates to 1900-1920. 6 5/8" high x 24 1/2" square.
SMALL BUT POWERFUL CHIEF
Hand carved poplar indian chief in elaborate head dress. Hand painted details on head dress, shirt and pants. This carver exhibited a knowledge of his subject and managed to capture the classic and stereotypical native American physiognomy. Some loss to right hand and evidence of fire damage to feet. Nice original surface, in as found untouched condition. Unmarked. c. 1880. 6 3/4" high
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