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7 1/2 feet high Crown of thorns
7 1/2 feet high hall stand
Crown of thorns with hearts
Metal found object chair
Metal found object
chair and stool
Pair of pedestal stands
Pair of pedestal stands
19th century stand
19th c. candle stand
with spool feet
Desk organizer
Desk organizer
Pair of painted plant stands
Pair of painted plant
or display stands
Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt
Table made from stainless steel
industrial conveyor belt
Magazine rack
Painted wood magazine rack
Memory ware shard pedestal stand
Memory ware shard
pedestal stand
Metal can shelving
Shelving display from
metal Texaco cans
Folky cupboard
Folky African-
American cupboard
Plant stand
Metal plant stand
Art deco stand
Art Deco Stand
Stand
1920's Two-tier stand
with paint decoration
Painted stand
Painted stand with
broomstick legs
Hat or plant stand
Mustard painted plant
or display stand
Twig stand
1930's rustic twig stand
Painted wall pocket
1889 Sponge painted
wall pocket
twig planter
Hickory planter
good form, surface
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Crown of thorns hall standThis is the largest and most outstanding piece of crown of thorns construction we have ever seen. It has five frames, a shelf, and a drawer. The construction is entirely crown of thorns - the only fasteners used are in the drawer and one of the frames. The drawer is notched out to slide into the interlocking pieces. Five sets of carved hearts are worked into the upper part.

It is made from unfinished pine, and stands 7 1/2 feet (90") high by 50" wide by 13" deep; the shelf is 39 1/2" wide. It is quite sturdy and functional - there is no problem with setting even fairly heavy things on the shelf.

This piece was found in Louisville, KY, probably made in that area around the turn of the century, and is in excellent condition. The person who found it, sitting in an attic covered with soot, turned a garden hose on it, and in the process, washed off much of the gesso from the large frame in the center. The resulting mottled surface, (while it looks good in our opinion), is obviously not in its original condition. The only other flaw is a missing drawer pull. We will be carving a replacement to match. There is no damage or loss to the crown of thorns. This is a spectacular and beautiful piece of furniture. The price is $12,500.00. Inventory Code: PKOK.   Crown of thorns hall stand ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup of carved hearts ... Closeup of top ... Details ... Drawer open, showing notching ... Upper half ... Lower half ... Bottom inside ... With Matt, to show scale.

Folky cupboardThis is a very folky cupboard that came out of an African-American church near Rutherfordton, NC. The front and sides are pine tongue and groove wood called bead. The front is decorated with carved pine trim. It is finished in a medium brown varnish which is somewhat crazed. There are three doors, each hinged at the bottom, opening into three compartments. It stands 68 1/2" high, 28" wide and 15" deep. This striking and unusual piece was made in the early 1900's. It is in very good condition, sturdy and useable. There is a small mousehole on one side, and the trim on the upper door has been replaced. The price is $4800.00. Inventory Code: AWKP.   African-American church cupboard ... 3/4 view ... 3/4 view, other side ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the upper door ... Closeup of the middle door ... Closeup of the lower door ... With Matt for size ... With the middle door open ... With the top two doors open ... With the bottom door open ... One side ... The other side ... Back.

Painted standThis is a nice looking handmade wooden stand. It has good form and color. The legs seemed to have been made from broomsticks, while the top was cut from a 1 1/2" thick board. It is painted in old green, which has some wear and loss of the paint, and now shows several different tones. The stand is in good sturdy condition, with one slight split by a nail, where the legs are joined, and an age split in the top that is still solid. It is just under 32" high. Each side of the triangular base is 14" across, and the top is 10" in diameter. It was probably made around the 1920's or 30's. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TRSC.   Painted stand ... Two more views ... Closeup of the top ... Two more overall views ... Another closeup of the top ... Third closeup of the top ... From above ... Two closeups of the legs ... From below ... Closeup of the feet ... Another closeup of the feet ... With a soda can for scale.

Metal can shelvingHere is a folky "Make Do" metal shelving display unit made from one gallon metal Texaco cans riveted together. Each can was cut on an angle, and the edges folded in. It was probably made for tools and parts in a shop. There is a pair of long metal straps on the back which make it easy to hang. It will also stand on its own. The cans probably are from about the 1970's. There is some scratching and very minor rust on this unusual piece, but it is still very sturdy and decorative. It would be great for displaying or storing small items and is just the right size for your CDs. The height is 41", while it is 16 1/2" wide by 5 3/4" deep. Each bin is 3 7/8" wide by 6 1/2" high. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: THPK.   See a slideshow of several views. [398K] ... Metal can shelving unit ... One side ... The other side ... Front view ... With CDs and small carvings ... Closeups of one side ... Closeups of other side ... Extreme closeup of the bins ... Closeup from above ... From below ... Back view.

Metal found object chairThis is a metal chair made from objects found around the farm. The seat is a large pitchfork, the back is a disk from a cultivator. There are three horseshoes worked in, along with chain and other machine or wagon parts. While it has rockers and does rock, the tendency is to sit still on the rear stops. It has very nice old black and yellow paint. The chair measures 29" high by 21" wide by 28" deep. It is in very good, useable condition with minor paint wear, from the 1930's or 40's. There is a stool below by the same maker. The price is $675.00. Inventory Code: TPHH.   Metal found object chair ... Front view ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup of back and seat ... Closeup of lower front ... Closeup, one side ... Closeup, other side ... Another overall view ... Back view ... From above.

Metal found object stoolThis metal stool made from found objects came from the same maker as the chair above. The seat is a disk from a cultivator, similar to the back of the chair. It stands 18 1/4" high by 17 1/2" wide by 14 3/4" deep. The surface is a worn old green and white paint. It is in very good, useable condition, from the 1930's or 40's. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TPHW.   Metal found object stool ... Back view ... Side view ... The other side ... Another overall view ... Closeup of legs ... From above ... From below.

Pair of pedestal standsHere is a pair of hand made pedestal stands. They are sturdily built and painted a dark rust color. Decorative molding was applied around the top, bottom, and middle of the shafts. Each stand sits on four wedge-shaped feet. The stands are in very good condition, strong and useable. Each one has an age split across the top, along with some minor scrapes and paint weathering. One stand has faded to a slightly lighter shade than the other. Each is 29" high by 12" by 12". They were made in the first half of the 20th c. They are priced at $375.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TRKS.   See a slideshow of several views [643k] ... Pair of pedestal stands ... Larger photo.

One of the stands ... Two side views ... The other two sides ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Another view of the base ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   One of the stands ... Two side views ... The other two sides.

The second stand ... Two side views ... The other two sides ... Closeup of the top ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   The second stand ... Two side views ... The other two sides.

19th century standThis is a small table or candle stand from the 19th century. It has a round top, pedestal base with an octagonal shaft, and stands on four feet made from wooden spools. The dark brown painted surface has a rich patina and is very finely alligatored. The table stands 31" high; the top is 14" in diameter and the base is 23" by 23". It is in good condition, strong and sturdy. The top is slightly warped and has a short, tight, age crack. There is some minor paint loss, one spool is missing a chip, and there are a few light spots like paint. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TKTP.   See a slideshow of several views [468k] ... 19th c. stand ... Two more views ... Two additional angles ... From above ... Another view of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Another side of the base ... The spool feet ... Closer view of one foot and surface ... From below ... Another view from below ... The under side of the top ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   19th c. stand ... Two more views ... Two additional angles ... From above ... Another view of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Another side of the base ... From below.

Desk organizerThis is a beautiful and very functional desk organizer built from crate wood. It has lots of cubbyholes and two drawers with ceramic knobs. The front and the inner surfaces of all the cubbyholes are painted mustard; the other surfaces are unpainted, oxidized to a darker patina. The front of the letter slots on the right are scalloped. The size is convenient: 19 1/2" wide by 15" high by 5 1/2" deep; the two drawers are 9 1/4" wide. From the 1930's or 40's, it is in very good condition. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: TKKT.   See a slideshow of several views [649k] ... Folk art desk organizer from crate wood ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup, upper right ... Lower right ... Upper left ... Lower left ... The drawers open ... The drawers removed ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Pair of painted plant standsThis is a matched pair of tall wooden plant or display stands. Each has four shelves, and worn, weathered paint in cream over a slightly darker yellow/cream. They are built from pine, with minor loss and age splits as shown in the photos. Each is 41 1/4" high by 13" deep at the feet. One is 16 1/4" wide, the other is 17". They were probably made in the 1940's or 50's, but could be earlier. The height and form give these good presence. They are priced at $135.00 each, or $245.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TRCH.   See a slideshow of several views [519k] ... Pair of painted plant stands ... One stand ... Two more views ... Side views ... Closeup ... Closeup of upper shelves ... Closeup of lower shelf ... Closeup, feet.
The other stand:   Two views ... Side views ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Both stands, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Pair of painted plant stands ... One stand ... Two more views ... Side views ... Closeup ... Closeup of upper shelves ... Closeup of lower shelf ... Closeup, feet.
The other stand:   Two views ... Side views ... From above ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Both stands, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Metal table made from industrial conveyor beltThis is a folk art table hand made from stainless steel industrial conveyor belt. Each of the links was welded one by one so they would not move. The belts were found in a metal scrap yard and originally came from a candy manufacturing plant in Louisiana. On the bottom of the links is impressed the name Tabletop and the code SS815. It has been strengthened by the addition of four triangular stainless steel plates welded into the legs. The table is rigid and does not flex, but it will rock slightly from side to side under pressure. It is a sturdy and functional piece of art. The table was made within the last few years and is in very good condition. It is 29" high by 19 1/2" wide by 18" deep. Each link is approximately 4 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" high. The price is $575.00. Inventory Code: CPOS.   See a slideshow of several views [1.2 Mb] ... Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... One side ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... From above ... Closeup from above ... Second closeup from above ... The lower shelf, from above ... Top view ... From below ... Closeup from below ... Second closeup from below ... Closeup of feet ... One foot ... Another foot ... Closeup of inner belt ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... One side ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeup from above ... Second closeup from above ... The lower shelf, from above ... Top view ... From below ... Second closeup from below ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Magazine rackA wonderful cream colored, painted, hanging magazine rack. The form is absolutely super. It is from the early 1900's, with nice crazed paint. In excellent condition, it is 12" wide, 24" high, and 7" deep. The construction is well done both from the standpoint of workmanship and artistry. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: PKAH.   Magazine rack ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Back.

Memory ware shard pedestal standThis is a really beautiful and detailed memory ware pedestal. It is covered with a particularly rich variety of shards from very fine china, as well as doll heads, baby figurines, patterned glass, a china frog and rooster's head, a lady's watch, and a doll's cup and pitcher. The spaces between the shards are painted in an old, dark, oxidized gold. In the center top is a heavy hammered copper ashtray that is not attached. It lifts off to reveal a round open space. While probably not original to the stand, this is how we found it, so we are offering it as is.

There is a fair amount of loss around the lower edges of the top, with a lesser amount on the edges of the base. This is not at all obvious or intrusive to us, we had to look closely to see some of it. Take a look at the many closeup images to see the great detail for yourself, and if you have any questions, give us a call. This wonderful stand was made in the early 1900's. Some of the decoration appears to be much older. It measures 28" high by about 9" by 9". The price is $775.00. Inventory Code: THHA.   Memory ware pedestal stand ... The other sides ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Closeup of the middle ... From above ... From above, ashtray removed ... Another overall view from above ... Closeup of top, 2nd side ... Closeup of top, 3rd side ... Closeup of top, 4th side ... Closeup of base, 2nd side ... Closeup of base, 3rd side ... Closeup of base, 4th side ... Top, from below ... Another closeup of top, ashtray removed ... Final closeup of top ... Another closeup of base, from above ... Extreme closeup of base.

Plant standThis is an exceptionally nice, old, metal plant stand, with a sort of deco look. It has an inner section with a flat metal spiral which both supports and creates a sense of motion. The stand is 39" high with the center tube 4" in diameter. The 5 arms which hold the plants can both swing and be moved to various levels. If fully extended, they could be as much as 2 feet apart. The base is a tripod, tipped with balls, and is 23" on each side. The stand was probably made about the 1920's or 30's and is in excellent condition. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: AHPH.   Art deco style plant stand ... From above ... A second overall view ... 3rd angle ... 4th view ... Without the planter loops.

Art deco standThis is an attractive Art Deco stand. It is decorated with grain painting, and incised lines with several shades of lacquer or varnish to simulate inlay. The finish has slight crazing. There is a small match holder at the top, above a shelf that is 7 1/2" wide by 4 1/4" deep. The overall height is 27 1/4", by 8 1/2" wide by 7 1/4" deep. It was built from pine, in the early 1900's. It is in very good condition, with minor wear from use. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: THKK.   Art deco stand ... Closeup of top ... Back and side views ... Closeup of the top, from side ... Closeup from above ... Another closeup from above ... Closeup of the base ... Base, from above ... Base, one side ... Base, other side ... Another closeup of the base ... Closeups of the shaft ... The top, from below ... Another view of the top from below ... Overall, from below ... Closeup of the bottom ... From above.

This is a very nicely constructed and decorated two tier stand. It has strong lines, a good look, and is sturdy and functional. Made around the 1920's, the surface is finished in a dark varnish with silver painted highlights all over. The structural pieces provide added visual interest as well as support. The stand is 28" high, with a top of 16" by 17 1/2" and a smaller shelf which is 11" square. The condition is excellent, with very slight surface wear. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: ACOP.   Folk art stand ... Another view ... View 3 ... View 4 ... View 5 ... Bottom.

Hat or plant standThis is a display stand, possibly used for hats, small plants, or decorative objects. It is made in three sections, all of which fit over a piece of metal electrical conduit which acts as central shaft around which the arms can be easily turned. There are nine platforms to put things on. The stand is 44" high. Across the arms it is 24" wide in one direction and 26" wide in the other. It is 25 1/2" across the legs. This piece is in very good condition with a little paint loss, is painted dark mustard, and was likely made around the 1950's. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CSAK.   See a slideshow of several views [865k] ... Hat or plant stand ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Two overall views ... Two more sides ... Two more angles ... From above ... Another closeup from above ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of the feet ... Another view of the feet ... Third side of the feet ... Fourth view of the feet ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Hat or plant stand ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Two overall views ... Two more sides ... Two more angles ... From above ... Another closeup from above ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of the feet ... Another view of the feet ... Third side of the feet ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Twig standThis is an old, rustic twig stand, with a great look and surface. It was likely made in the 1930's or earlier of hickory or a similar hardwood, with a plywood and pine top. The bark is still on, although a few slivers are curling. The stand is 27 1/4" high, 31" wide, and 15" deep. It is in excellent, sturdy condition. On the back, a bend section of one piece is missing. The surface is unfinished and the color is a rich medium brown. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: AKTR.   Twig stand ... 3/4 view ... 3/4 view, other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... One end ... The other end ... End view, from above ... Back view ... From above.

Painted wall pocketThis is a folky 19th century wall pocket with a towel or tie bar. It is decorated with sponge painting over much of the brown, and highlighted with black, gold, and white paints. It has a great surface with nice patina and some slight bubbling and crazing. There is a smaller match holder above the main compartment. This piece is made from pine and is about 21" high by 11" wide and 4 1/4" deep. It is signed and dated on the back in faint pencil, which reads "Geo (?) Campbell, Feb 4 1889. There are many nice, hand worked details in the construction and decoration; and the condition is very good, with some natural wear to some of the edges. The origin is unknown, but it has the feel of being from New England. Overall, this is a very nice, decorative and functional antique. The price is $385.00. Inventory Code: TSTK.   Painted wall pocket ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... Side view ... The other side ... Another overall view ... From above ... From below ... Back.

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.

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