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Whimsy carved smoking stand
Whimsy carved stand
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
twig planter
Hickory planter
good form, surface
Tramp art shelf with drawers
Tramp art shelf with drawers
Memory ware shard pedestal stand
Memory ware shard
pedestal stand
Folky cupboard
Folky African-
American cupboard
Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt
Table made from stainless steel
industrial conveyor belt
Primitive bench
Primitive "make-do" bench
Horseshoe plant stand
Horseshoe stand
Art deco stand
Art Deco Stand
Stand
1920's Two-tier stand
with paint decoration
60's Mirrored shelf
1960's mirrored shelf with side
cutouts and groovy metal decoration
Painted shelf
Hand Made Painted shelf
Rustic stand
Nicely decorated
rustic stand
Carved stand
Carved stand with
snakes, salamanders
Funky what-not shelf
Funky what-not shelf
stand
Red and green
plant stand
Thistle shelf
Stylized thistle wall shelf
Finster clock case
Howard Finster clock case
Magazine rack
Painted wood magazine rack
Lamps and Lighting     Rustic, Twig, Camp, and Adirondack     Stands, Planters, Pedestals, Displays

Whimsy carved smoking standThis is a whimsy carved stand with a great look. There are three very round, smooth balls in cages in the pedestal. The top and base are carved into strong geometric forms, and a glass ashtray is set into the top. The stand was carved from light colored wood with a varnish finish. It is 25 1/4" tall by 10" by 10" at the base. Age appears to be from about the 1920's or 30's. There is some surface wear as visible in the photos, and several old repaired breaks on the handle at the top and to the top of the lowest ball cage, where a large chip is also missing. The repairs are solid, and the stand is sturdy and functional. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CCHA.   Whimsy carved stand, two sides ... Two more sides ... Three more views ... Closeup of base ... Other side of base ... Closeup of top ... Other side of top ... From above ... From below ... Another view from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Whimsy carved stand, two sides ... Two more sides ... Three more views ... Closeup of base ... Other side of base ... Closeup of top ... Other side of top ... From above ... From below ... Another view from below ... With a soda can for scale.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Primitive benchThis is a very primitive "make-do" bench or small table, painted grey and red. It was made from leftover scraps of wood - some with cracks, knots, or partial cuts, whatever was available. From these odds and ends, and lots of big nails, someone made up a sturdy and functional piece. This table dates from the 1940's or 50's; it is 34" wide by 11" deep by 16 1/2" high. Since the cracks are original, it is in very good condition with minor paint wear. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: TAWW.   Painted primitive bench ... Front view ... Back view ... Another angle from back ... End view ... The other end ... Top ... From above ... From below ... Closeup of top ... With a soda can for scale.

60's Mirrored shelfThis 1960's mirrored shelf looks great as a decorative object and makes a functional display that shows off both sides of the objects. There are openwork areas on each side of the central mirror, with groovy colorful metal inserts. It is just under four feet long by two feet high. The dimensions are 45 1/2" wide by 21" high by 4 1/2" deep. It is in excellent condition. There is one unobtrusive small crack on the lower shelf that does not affect the sturdiness. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: AAAW.   Image ... Label on back.

Horseshoe plant standThis is a plant stand made from welded horseshoes. It has good form and design. It stands 27 1/4" high by 13 1/2" in diameter; in excellent condition with weathered black painted surface. It was probably made in the early 1900's The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: ASCK.   Horseshoe plant stand ... Two more views ... More angles ... Closeup of base ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Horseshoe plant stand ... Two more views ... More angles ... Closeup of base ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Funky what-not shelfThis is a very odd, funky, one of a kind what-not shelf. It has two propellers that can turn at the top, a stairway from one shelf to the other, copper wire fence around the edges, and colorful labels from the fruit crates used to build it. It was probably made around the 1940's, and stands 18" high by 11 3/4" wide by 8 1/4" deep. Two of the scallops on the bottom right corner were broken off a long time ago, possibly when it was made. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: CSPA.   See a slideshow of several views [814k] ... Funky what-not shelf ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of some crate labels ... Closeup from side ... From above ... A face visible from below ... A crate label, from below ... The bottom ... Video of the action [7.9Mb] ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Funky what-not shelf ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of some crate labels ... Closeup from side ... From above.

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.   Plant stand ... Another view.

Carved standThis amphibian-covered stand is carved from diamond willow, with a soapstone base. The natural contours and ridges of the diamond willow have been carved into snakes, frogs, and salamanders, all very finely detailed with set in eyes and lines, spots, etc. The match holder (?) on top is incised with the words "F. Reichter, square bow, flat bottom, 1859 Minnesota River" and is supported by a brass hose nozzle. The silver paint looks fairly recent, but the snakes, etc. all have a very good, old, dark, patinated surface. The stand is 44" tall, the base is 9 1/2" in diameter, and the condition is excellent, with one old, probably original break near the base. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: PHTS.   Carved diamond willow stand ... Closeup ... Top half ... Base and lower half ... Another overall view ... A third overall view.

Finster clock caseThis is a large and colorful clock case made by Howard Finster, with ink stampings of his name and address on the back. It has very good form, scalloped carving, impressed circles (from a little machine he made), and turned vertical supports in the front. It is in almost perfect condition, except that the very top of the crest has been broken. (This could be rounded easily). The top appliqued "flower" is painted red, green, and white, and around the center are diamonds highlighted in green paint. The print of the roses and the back cardboard are original. The case is 20 1/4" high, 18" wide, and 3 1/2" deep. The surface is a medium brown varnish. It was probably made about the 1960's, and overall, one of the nicer Finster cases around. The price is $395.00. Inventory Code: ARCK.   Howard Finster clock case ... Closeup of painted detail ... Top half ... Lower half ... One side ... The other side ... Back.

Rustic standThis is an interestingly made and nicely decorated small rustic stand. It is 21 1/4" high by 13 1/2" across the octagonal top. The three contoured legs and the cross supports are made from pine while the top is plywood. Both top and legs and been highlighted with half round molding. It is painted green, a red/brown, and white. The stand was likely made around the 1940's or 50's and is in very good, sturdy condition. While there is some wear to the green and much loss to the white on the top, the paint on the legs is strong and colorful. Overall it is a nice, decorative, and usable piece. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: CPHA.   See a slideshow of several views [533k] ... Rustic stand ... Another view ... Two more views ... From above ... The top ... Closeup of the feet ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Rustic stand ... Another view ... Two more views ... The top ... Closeup of the feet ... From below.

Tramp art shelf with drawersThis is a very nice tramp art shelf with two drawers. It can sit or be hung. The piece is made from a combination of plywood and pine and has been stained in two different colors for a finish. This shelf has both chip carving, mostly along the edges, and "flatwork" which is a series of carved strips applied edge to edge. In addition to the two drawers, each side has a small triangular shelf. The top is cut out with geometrics and hearts as decoration. This shelf was likely made in the 1940's or '50's. It is 18 1/4" wide by 13 1/4" high by 6" deep to the front of the knobs. It is in excellent condition. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CTOP.   See a slideshow of several views [660k] ... Tramp art shelf with drawers ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With drawers open ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art shelf with drawers ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With drawers open ... With a soda can for scale.

Thistle shelfThis is a wall shelf cut out in the shape of a stylized thistle. It is built of 3/4" pine, with dark cream paint. There are a number of small tacks for hanging keys or other lightweight objects underneath the shelf. The condition is good, with minor paint wear and a small, old break at the top. The break occurred before the shelf was painted, possibly while it was being made. The shelf measures 20 1/2" high by 11" wide by 8 1/2" deep. Age appears to be from the 1930's or 40's. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: TWOT.   See a slideshow of several views [410k] ... Thistle shelf ... Another view ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Thistle shelf ... Another view.

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