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Rustic vase
Rustic vase made from twigs, jar
stand
Red and green
plant stand
Towel holder
22" Whimsey carved towel
holder dated 1934

 
Painted folk art shelf
Painted folk art shelf
Natural burl flowers
Flower sculpture made
from a natural burl
Saw sharpening tool
Saw sharpening tool
twig basket
Twig basket
Crucifix
Very finely detailed
crucifix under glass
Large ceremonial key
"The Key to Nollidge", ceremonial
key almost 5 feet long

Several more oversized keys,
part of a large collection
Metal rooster
Large metal
rooster weathervane
Trip Around the World quilt
Vibrant Trip Around the
World variation quilt
Home made score keeper
Home made score keeper
Rustic carved pitcher
Rustic carved, painted pitcher
twig planter
Hickory planter
good form, surface
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This is a whimsey carved towel holder. It has a ball and cage at each end, and three freely turning rings. Between the rings are carved the words "The Old Towl Roller, Carved in 1934, Made in 1869". It is carved from a hardwood, possibly walnut, with a varnish finish. The size is 22" long by 1 1/2" in diameter, and is in excellent condition. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: ATPT.   Image ... Closeup ... Another closeup.

Painted folk art shelfThis is folky and colorful painted wall box. It has nice size and a very good look. This piece was made of plywood with pine sides. The back is cut in the design of flowers, grass, and a tree. The paints have taken on a nice surface over the years. The box has two holes in the back for hanging, or also sits on a shelf. It was probably made around the 1930's or '40's, and is in very good condition. It is about 16" high by 15 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" deep. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: TWWS.   Painted folk art shelf ... Closeup ... From above ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup, one side ... Closeup, other side ... Top view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Burl flowersHere is an old sculpture of "flowers" is made from a single natural burl shape. It has wonderful form and detail, and has been mounted on a wooden base that may have been a box lid. The piece is finished with a light clear varnish. It is from western NC, and measures 12" high by approximately 7" wide and 5" deep. The base is about 6" by 7". This sculpture is in excellent condition, from around the 1930's or 40's. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TKOT.   Burl flowers ... Another view ... Two more angles ... Closeup of one flower ... Closeups of top ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup from behind ... From above ... Another view from above ... Top view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... 360º Video [6.2 Mb].

Saw sharpening toolThis is an interesting and sculptural piece. It is a saw sharpening tool. Likely hand made and one-of-a-kind, it is constructed from what looks like pine and oak. The wheels both turn. One of them also has a slot to adjust the width. A saw blade would be inserted in the bottom piece and the nut tightened to hold it. Then the user would place a file on one of the wheels and a saw tooth. The turning wheel would allow the file easy travel at a consistent angle. Now, while still useable for that purpose, it is much more of a decorative item. It has good color from the red and green paints. Likely made about the 1940's, it has a little wear, but is in excellent condition. The piece is about 21" wide, 8" high and 3" deep. It can be hung from the screw eye on top. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: THTO.   See a slideshow of several views [262K] ... Saw sharpening tool ... Side view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... Back view ... Closeup of back.

Large ceremonial keyThis is the largest and most intricate of the keys. It has the delightful inscription "The Key to Nollidge" "With all best wishes for many Happy Days (and Nights) RDL" "21 today (and tomorrow)". It is pieced from plywood, and measures 57 1/2" long by 14" high by 1 1/2" at the thickest. The paint is silver and gold, with red and black lettering. Two newer metal hangers have been attached to the back. There is some wear and paint loss, especially around the edges, and some of the red paint has smeared. The age appears to be from about the 1920's to 40's. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: CTPC. 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.   The largest key, with a yardstick ... Closeup ... Closeup, other end ... From above and below ... End view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup of back.
Some much larger photos:   The largest key, with a yardstick ... Closeup ... Closeup, other end ... From above and below ... End view ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup of back.

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.

City of Kokomo ceremonial keyThis wooden key has "City of Kokomo 1930" painted in black over dark gold. It is 19 1/2" long by 6" high by 3/4" thick. The condition is very good, with slight paint wear and a few nicks. There are several tack holes on the back. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CTPS.   City of Kokomo ceremonial key, with a 12" ruler ... Back view ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   City of Kokomo ceremonial key, with a 12" ruler ... Back view ... End view.

This wooden ceremonial key is painted an oxidized, crazed silver, with lots of fine, elegant script in gold on both sides. Some of the words are hard to make out. One side says "Department Council of" ??? "Patriarchs Militant I.O.O.F. LaFayette June 18, 19 and 20 1933". The other side says "Association Ladies Auxiliaries, Department of Indiana". The Patriarchs Militant is the highest order within the Odd Fellows organization. The key measures 17" long by about 7" high by 3/4" thick. The condition is excellent with very minor paint wear. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: CTPP.   Lafayette, IN Ceremonial key with 12" ruler ... The other side ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   Lafayette, IN Ceremonial key with 12" ruler ... The other side ... End view ... The other end.

Logansport ceremonial keyA wooden key, painted dark gold, with "Logansport '32" in black. It is 17 1/4" long by 4 1/4" high by 1/2" thick, in excellent condition with very slight paint wear. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: CTSK.   Logansport ceremonial key, with a 12" ruler ... Back view ... End views.
Some much larger photos:   Logansport ceremonial key, with a 12" ruler ... Back view ... End views.

1934 World's Fair souvenir keyA heavy metal souvenir key from the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. It has details of the Travel & Transport Bldg., the Federal Bldg., and the Hall of Science. At one time there was a thermometer set into the shaft that is now gone. Otherwise, the condition is excellent, size is 7 3/4" long by 2" wide. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: CTSO.   1934 World's Fair souvenir key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... The other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the next one, with a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   1934 World's Fair souvenir key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... The other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the next one, with a 12" ruler for scale.

These are only part 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.

Metal roosterThis is a very folky one-of-a-kind rooster weathervane made from galvanized sheet metal. The rooster was hand cut from two pieces and put together. It then was bolted with supports to part of a ventilator from a silo or barn, which had a shaft with a hole put inside so the entire piece could rotate in the wind. The word "Rock" is painted on one side of the tail in subtle, silver-gray paint. This unusual piece came from the Midwest, likely Iowa, and was probably made in the 1940's or 50's. Being metal, there is some little rust, oxidation, and outside wear, but it is in generally very good condition. The body of the rooster is 23" long by 19" high. As mounted, it is 26 1/2" long by 28 1/4" high by 13 1/2" wide. We still have the ventilator, and it can be easily reassembled if you prefer it mounted that way. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: AKOT.   See a slideshow of several views [518k] ... Metal rooster ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Closeup of head ... Closeup of tail, with "Rock" ... Closeup of body ... Closeup of head, other side ... Tail, other side ... Body, other side ... Front and back views ... Closeup from the front ... Closeup of the base ... Mounted on the ventilator ... Front view, on ventilator ... With a soda can for scale.

Trip Around the World quiltThis is a bright geometric quilt, in a variation on the Trip Around the World pattern. It is machine and hand pieced, and hand quilted. The fabrics are cotton, with a white flannel back and white binding. From the 1940's, it measures 87 3/4" by 74". It is in good, washed condition, with a cluster of three very small dark spots on one edge, each less than 1/4". There is some age darkening on the back along the fold lines, this does not show through to the front. If you look very closely, you can see that some of the blue pieces are hand stitched rather than machine pieced. These might have been replaced some time ago. This is a vivid quilt that looks good on a bed or a wall. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TRAH.   See a slideshow of several views [739k] ... Trip Around the World quilt ... Closeup of the center ... Another closeup of the center ... One corner ... Second corner, showing the small spots ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Closeup of the edge ... Some of the blue patches ... Closer view of the stitching on the blue patches ... Back view ... Closeup of the back ... Another closeup, back ... Corner of the back ... Another corner, back.

Home made score keeperThis is a score keeper, home made from a plywood paddle with wood burned markings and two carved pointers that turn. Each pointer is mounted in a circle with numbers around the outside. One circle is labeled "Gold A Red" and the other is "Silver B Black". It has a varnish finish that is fairly worn at one end. The size is 14 1/2" long by 5 1/4" wide by about 1" thick at the pointers. It was probably made in the 1940's or 50's and is in good condition with wear from use. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CAPC.   See a slideshow of several views [324k] ... Home made score keeper ... With pointers moved ... Side view ... From below ... Back view ... Back, another angle ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Home made score keeper ... With pointers moved ... Back view.

twig planterThis is a hickory planter with great form, surface, and age. It is all original, in excellent sturdy condition. The planter is 37" wide, 30 1/2" high to the top of the handles, and 13 1/2" deep. It is finished in a dark varnish which has aged nicely; and is well decorated with split and bent pieces. There is a small area on both of the long surfaces which seem to have been made as frames. Although they may have been done simply for decorative aspects, they certainly can be used to hold a small picture. The planter was probably made in the 1930's or 40's - although it could be earlier. The price is $795.00. Inventory Code: AHAT.   Hickory planter ... Another view.

twig basketThis is a very well-made twig basket. It has a diamond shape, crossed corners, and a bent twig handle. It is finished in a very dark varnish and is in excellent, sturdy condition with some minor scuffing. It was probably made around the 1940's. The dimensions are 16 1/2" high by 19" by 13". The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: AHOA. Image ... Side view ... Another angle.

CrucifixThis is a intricate and detailed assemblage of a crucifixion scene. It is all under a glass dome. This is the smallest and most delicate example we have come across. It has some history written in German on the bottom, with the name of the maker, place (West Bend, Iowa), and date (193?). This assemblage includes all the symbolic objects, a Jesus on the cross, a woman below, and a third person. It even has carved flowers on the bottom. This piece fills the dome, which is about 4" high, 2 1/2" wide, and 1 1/2" deep. It is in almost perfect condition; however the standing person is loose. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: AKOO.   Crucifix ... Back view ... One side ... The other side ... Writing on bottom.

Rustic carved pitcherThis is a very folky small wooden pitcher carved out of a knobby branch. The handle was carved from a forked twig and pegged in at the top, fastened with a small nail at the bottom. It stands 5" high by about 3" by 3" and looks to be from about the 1940's. It is in good condition with a fair amount of wear to the dark blue paint, and an age crack in the bottom. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: TKHO.   Rustic carved pitcher ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Larger scale photo.

Rustic vaseThis is a rustic vase made from twigs with bark built up over a glass jar. The twigs are graduated in size from top to bottom. The jar is securely held in place and does not move. It stands 7 1/2" high by 4 1/4" by 4 1/4". The condition is very good, a few twigs have small splits where they were nailed together. Age is unknown, but appears to be about 1930's or 40's. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: TKWT.   Rustic vase, two views ... With a soda can for scale ... From above and below.

standThis is square plant stand with a bottom shelf. It has a sculptural look. Made out of wood strips, with some running on the diagonal. It is in very good condition, and has an old dark red paint over an older green. It is 10 1/4" square and 24" high. From around the 1930's. The price is $160.00. Inventory Code: ASHH. Image ... Large 2nd image.

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