Antiques and Folk Art 1900 - 1920's: Page 3

Folk art, antiques, and outsider art       Page 1   Page 2

Antiques and Folk Art from the:     1800's       1930's - 40's       1950's - 60's
Home   First Time Visitor?   What's new   Feature sale item   All Inventory
  Resources   Contact us   Ordering   Site Guide   Search   Register for updates

Click on photo for details.    Use the 4 letter code when referring to items.

Decorative industrial pulley
Decorative industrial pulley
Bog shoe
Hand made horse's bog shoe,
one of two
African-American carvingAfrican-American carving
Impressive, large African-American carving
Carved cross
Carved, assembled cross
Folk art applique
Large, very folky wool applique from the early 20th c.
Rustic swivel frame
Rustic swivel frame
frame
Folky 1920's frame
with hearts
Carved lion
Carved lion c. 1900,
walnut with glass eyes
Chocolate mold
Large metal chocolate mold
Cast iron wheel
Mounted cultivator wheel
Extraordinary folding whimsy carving
Extraordinary, large, intricate folding whimsy:
all one piece, chip carved and decorated
Painted shelf
Hand Made Painted shelf
Two sided metal key sign
Two sided metal key sign
from a large collection of oversized keys
Large Ceremonial Key
Large Ceremonial Key, one of a collection
1928 Louisville key
1928 Key to Louisville
Hot Springs souvenir key
Hot Springs souvenir key
thermometer
Antiques and Folk Art 1900 - 1920's:   Page 1     Page 2

Decorative industrial pulleyThis is a decorative cast iron industrial pulley with green paint. There are grooves around the edge for belts to fit, and three blades inside. The size is 10" in diameter by 2 3/4" deep. It appears to be from the early 1900's and is in good display condition, used with worn paint. The price is $140.00. Inventory Code: CPOR.   See a slideshow of several views [432k] ... Decorative industrial pulley ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Two side views ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative industrial pulley ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Two side views ... Fourth view ... Fifth view.

African-American carvingAfrican-American carvingAn incredible, large carving of three generations of an African-American family. It looks like a wedding, with the younger woman wearing a veil and the older woman carrying a tray of drinks. While the pictures give a reasonable indication of this pieces, there is a great deal of subtleness and richness in shading and feel that does not show. There is also much greater detail in the actual piece - more than even in the closeups. Perhaps most importantly - there is a deep, personal feeling that is conveyed through the carving in person. It can be touched on slightly in the photos, but is much stronger in reality. The word "impressive" is not quite right; rather there is an "impression" of the people and their life that is felt.

The carving is southern, we believe from Louisiana originally; the wood may be cypress. It is 26 1/2" high by 15" wide by 12" deep, probably from the early 1900's. The initials "N J" are carved into the base. The condition is very good, but as you can see, part of the child's arm has been missing for quite a while, and there is an age split in the base. The price is $6,800.00. Inventory Code: ASTO.   See a slideshow of several views. [1.7 Mb] ... African-American carving ... Closeup ... Another angle ... A third view ... Another closeup ... A third closeup ... One side ... The other side ... Back views ... Closeup, from side ... Closeup other side ... Closeup from behind ... Middle back ... From above ... The child from above ... Another view from above ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of child ... Second closeup of child ... Third closeup of child ... Fourth closeup of child ... Feet ... The base, with initials ... Two more overall views ... With a soda can, for scale.
Some much larger photos:   African-American carving ... Closeup ... Another angle ... A third view ... Another closeup ... From above.

Folk art appliqueThis is a wonderfully quirky and folky wool applique. It is strikingly large, measuring 51 1/4" wide by 34 1/2" high. Figures include a woman in bonnet, animals, ducks, a book, teapot, sewing basket, home scenes, flowers, a basket of vegetables, and a mailbox. Look at the details in the closeups. Perhaps originally meant for a rug or table mat, it has been mounted on wood stretchers as a hanging. Each design was made from felt and wool machine appliqued onto a wool block. The blocks were then assembled like a quilt, and the vine border added. There is a fair amount of loss and moth damage, but it is stable and good for display. The blue spots in the background are where the backing of the frame shows through. It was made in the early to mid 1900's, most likely around the 1910's or 20's. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: CCKP.   Folk art applique ... Closeup, upper left ... Upper right ... Lower left ... Lower right ... Closeup of corner, from an angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Folk art applique ... Closeup, upper left ... Upper right ... Lower left ... Lower right ... Closeup of corner, from an angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

This is fairly large swivel frame with a rustic look plus carved and burned decoration. The frame is from about the 1930's and has a dark varnish finish. It is in very good condition. The base is 11 1/2" by 4", and the frame itself is 8 1/2" by 11", with an opening 6 1/2" by 9". The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: ACCA.   Overall view ... Close-up.

frameHere is a very folky wooden frame which is built in 3 layers, with carved hearts and diamonds. The 4 stylized, boxy, hearts are also scalloped out toward the centers. The wood is a naturally aged pine which has taken on a grayish-tan color. It was probably made around the 1920's; is 15 1/4" by 13 1/2" by 2" deep - with an opening of 9 7/8" by 11 3/4", and it is in excellent condition. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: ATOW.   Carved frame ... Close-up ... Back.

Carved lionThis is a strong and "active" carved prowling lion. It is carved from walnut with glass eyes, and mounted on a separately carved base. There is a varnish finish. It measures 16 1/2" long by 4 1/4" wide by 8" high. There are small holes in the tips of the front paws, as if separate claws were intended, but never added. The two rear feet are cracked through, but are both very solidly in place. Otherwise the condition is very good, with slight finish wear. The age is probably c. 1900. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: TCKH.   Carved lion ... Another view ... Closeup of head ... The other side ... Another overall view ... Another closeup of head ... Front view ... Back view ... Closeup of the back feet ... From somewhat above ... Top view ... From below.

Chocolate moldThis is a metal chocolate mold for 3 large eggs. It has wonderful sculptural qualities and is visually striking. This piece was probably from the early 1900's. It was found in Pennsylvania. The size of the rectangular cage is 18 5/16" by 9 1/8". The eggs are each about 9" by 6" by 2 7/8" deep. The surface of this piece is well oxidized and has taken on a nice rich patina. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CSPP.   See a slideshow of several views [522k] ... Chocolate mold ... Another angle ... Back view ... End view ... Side view ... Side view, from back ... Closeup of mark ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Chocolate mold ... Another angle ... Back view.

Cast iron wheelHere is a spiral shaped cast iron cultivator wheel mounted on a custom made metal base. It has old muted red paint, and is 19 1/2" in diameter and 5 1/2" deep at the hub. It stands 25" high by 11" deep with the base. From the early 1900's, it is in very good used condition with expected paint wear. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TTSW.   Cast iron cultivator wheel ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Reversed on the stand ... Side views ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

This carved folk art cross is built up from many individual pieces - all carved or worked on in some way. It is finished in black paint and crazed varnish with a super surface. From the early 1900's, it is very detailed. It is 16 3/4" high by 9 1/4" wide by 5 1/2" deep, in excellent condition. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: PRAP.   Folk art cross ... Another view ... 3/4 view ... Closeup of the top (color does not show as well in this photo ... Closeup of the base ... Another closeup of the top ... Back view.

Two sided metal key signHere are four oversize keys. This is one of a large collection of oversized keys, including trade signs, ceremonial "keys to the city", and souvenirs. They range in age from the 1800's to the 1940's, and you can see them all here.

First is a two sided metal "Welcome" sign from the early 1900's is 31" long by 7" high excluding the metal chain hangers. It has finely crazed yellow and black paint. The condition is very good with some paint loss and oxidation from weathering. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CTST.   Two sided metal key "Welcome" sign, with a yardstick ... The other side ... End view.
Some much larger photos:   Two sided metal key "Welcome" sign, with a yardstick ... The other side ... End view.

Large Ceremonial KeyThis is a long wooden key inscribed on one side "C.O.F. Convention Racine - June 8th-9th-1903", and on the other side "Presented by the Mayor", with some fancy painted flourishes. There is a metal emblem attached from the Catholic Order of Foresters which also has the date and city, as well as a leaping deer in front of a red cross. The key is 30" long by 7 1/4" high by 1" thick. It has some paint loss and a few small nicks as seen in the photos. The head of the key has cracked through but is still intact. There is also a row of small pinholes along the bottom edge on the front, and a few on the back, as if something might have been tacked to the key? There are two cup hooks added to the top edge for hanging. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CTPA.   "Catholic Order of Foresters" key, with a yardstick ... The other side ... Closeup of the emblem ... Closeup, other end ... Closeup, reverse.
Some much larger photos:   "Catholic Order of Foresters" key, with a yardstick ... The other side ... Closeup of the emblem ... Closeup, other end ... Closeup, reverse.

1928 Louisville keyThis metal ceremonial key is marked "June 1928 To Louisville". It is 10" long by 4 3/4" high by about 1/2" thick, with worn black paint. There is a chip or casting flaw on one side of the handle, done before the key was painted. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CTSH.   1928 Louisville key, with a 12" ruler ... Closeup ... The other side ... Closeup ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   1928 Louisville key, with a 12" ruler ... Closeup ... The other side ... Closeup ... End view.

Hot Springs souvenir keyA souvenir thermometer in the form of a key. The front is inscribed "Hot Springs, Ark. Entrance to Government Reservation". The back has a patent date of Aug. 25, 1925 and a U.S. seal with an eagle. It is 8 1/2" long by 2 3/4" wide, in very good condition with a slightly oxidized surface. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CTSR.   Hot Springs souvenir thermometer key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup, lower ... Other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the one above, with a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Hot Springs souvenir thermometer key ... Closeup of top ... Other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the one above, with a 12" ruler for scale.

Bog shoeNext are two bog shoes - used on horses for extra support while being used for logging in swampy and snowy conditions. These were found in Iowa, but likely came from either Minnesota or Wisconsin. They are cut from hardwood. One has the more often found metal attachments while the other has a rare leather "harness" to hold on the horse. They were made and used circa 1900, and are in very good, used condition with appropriate wear. The leather on the second one is fairly hard.

This first bog shoe is oval in shape and 8 1/2" by 11" in size. The chiseled areas for the horseshoe to fit into resemble eyes and a mouth, so the shoe looks like a face. The surface is unfinished. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CCAS.   See a slideshow of several views [418k] ... Hand made horse's bog shoe ... Another view, latch moved ... Side view ... End view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Hand made horse's bog shoe ... Another view, latch moved ... Side view ... End view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Bog shoeThis bog shoe is older and has a rare assemblage of metal and leather straps for attaching to the horse's hoof. It has 8 sides and is 12" by 8 3/4". It is built with a second layer of wood on the front. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CCAA.   See a slideshow of several views [334k] ... Bog shoe with leather straps ... Side views ... Front view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bog shoe with leather straps ... Side views ... Front view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Extraordinary folding whimsy carvingThis is a really extraordinary, large whimsy carving - the most elaborate we have come across. It is a variation on the folding pliers carved from a single piece of wood, but when you unfold the pliers, each side unfolds into two more, which then unfold again, and again. Finally, many of the free ends are carved into hanging baskets. Again, this is all from one piece of wood.

The whimsy was then decorated by chip carving all of the edges and most of the larger flat surfaces in detail, giving it something of a tramp art effect. Finally, the surface was decorated with applied pieces of darker veneer, and colored ribbons and just a little glitter were added. The three largest joints were reinforced with nails.

When folded, the whole thing fits into an original, custom made wood box. The whimsy is 30 1/4" long by 2 3/4" by 1 3/4" when completely folded. When unfolded, it is about 22" high by 30" by 17". The box measures 31 3/4" long by 4 1/4" wide by 3 1/4" high.

It was made in the early 1900's and is in excellent condition. One of the small baskets is missing: the break is very old, and may even have happened while the carving was being made. Also one corner of the box lid is broken, and the box surface is somewhat worn. Otherwise, the carving itself is pristine. The price is $2500.00. Inventory Code: CTKH.   See a slideshow of several views [1.5 Mb] ... Intricate folding whimsy ... Another angle ... Folded up ... Open, another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Back, from above ... Partially folded ... Partially folded, another angle ... Folded, with box and lid ... Side and back views folded up ... Folded, in the box ... The box ... Closeup of the loss to the box ... Another side angle ... Other side, from above ... Closeup of top, partly folded ... Top, side view ... Closeup of top, folded ... Closeups, folded up ... Closeup center section ... Another closeup of middle ... Closeup of the feet ... Another closeup: missing small hanging basket would be on left ... Third closeup of feet ... With a soda can for scale ... In box, with a yardstick for scale.

Some much larger photos:   Intricate folding whimsy ... Another angle ... Folded up ... Open, another angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Back, from above ... Partially folded ... Partially folded, another angle ... Folded, with box and lid ... Side and back views folded up ... Folded, in the box ... The box ... Closeup of the loss to the box ... Another side angle ... Other side, from above ... Closeup of top, partly folded ... Top, side view ... Closeup of top, folded ... Closeups, folded up ... Closeup center section ... Another closeup of middle ... Closeup of the feet ... Another closeup: missing small hanging basket would be on left ... Third closeup of feet ... With a soda can for scale ... In box, with a yardstick for scale.

Painted shelfThis is a folky hand made small shelf. It has good form and design, and was very nicely constructed from pine and crate wood. This was originally painted white which has taken on a wonderful alligatored and knobbled surface over the years. The shelf is sturdy and has more detailed elements (like mortised supports) than found in many home-constructed pieces. The size is about 20 1/2" high by 10" wide by 5 1/4" deep. Each of the shelves has a little lip on the front to contain objects. This can also be turned over to sit on a table or shelf. It was probably made in the early 1900's and is in very good condition. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: TWKC.   Painted shelves ... Closeup of surface ... The other side ... Front view ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Back view ... Inverted, standing on a shelf ... With a soda can for scale.

Antiques and Folk Art 1900 - 1920's:   Page 1     Page 2

Antiques and Folk Art from the:     1800's       1930's - 40's       1950's - 60's

 

Register to receive updates when we add new items.
Your information is confidential. We never release it to others. Privacy policy.

Required Fields

Email
Confirm your email address
Your Name

General Updates
When we add any antiques or folk art to the site. This will include pieces from 1900 to the 1920's.
Only Antiques and Folk Art from 1900 - 1920's

      Get Other Individual Category Updates

If there is any problem with registering, please


Home Page | Site Guide | Top of page | Inventory | Ordering | Contents | Search
What's New | Using the Site | Resources | Featured Sale | Contact Us
Artisans Home Comments:
Artisans: Matt Lippa or Elizabeth Schaaf
(256) 886-2809   (9AM - 5PM Central Time Only please.)
Copyright © 1995-2017 Artisans. All Rights Reserved.