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Tulips quiltThis is a striking tulip quilt in bold colors. The tulip blocks come together visually to form a strong, abstract design. It was found in Warren County, KY, and is hand pieced and hand quilted, with a thin cotton batting. Three small pieces of blue were worked in and add to the interest. The size is 78" by 61". It is in good, washed condition with very faint staining, two or three small holes about 1/4", and a bleached spot in the border that is about 2" by 1". Age is probably from the 1940's or 50's. It looks great on the wall or a bed. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHST.   Tulips quilt ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tulips quilt ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a yardstick for scale.

Stone carvingThis is a stone carving of a woman's face, expressive and very well done. The stone is dense, smooth, and medium gray. There are initials that are hard to make out, possibly "GER". It is 4 1/2" in diameter by 2" deep, in very good condition. The age is unknown. This is simply a really nice piece. The price is $335.00. Inventory Code: CHOR.   Stone carving ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Stone carving ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Large carving by Hog MattinglyThis is a tall and thin carved man by Kentucky artist Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly (1923 - 2003). Like many of his people, it was made from a root or forked branch, with the head, arms, hands, and feet carved separately then attached. The eyes are beads and the hair is foam insulation. The figure was coated with something like gesso and then painted. There is some cracking and loss to the gesso surface, and the base and walking stick have been replaced. It is 42" high by about 9 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" deep, from the last quarter of the 20th c. We have more carvings by Mattingly here. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CTTR.   Carving by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly ... Two more views ... Side and back views ... Two closeups ... Closeup from side ... Closeup from above ... Closeups of body ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of feet ... Feet, from the back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly ... Two more views ... Side and back views ... Two closeups ... Closeup from side ... Closeup from above ... Closeups of body ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of feet ... Feet, from the back ... With a soda can for scale.

Dunn's Toyland model band wagonThis is a wonderful, intricate folk art model of a brass band in a horse drawn circus wagon, over 4 feet long. Each figure was separately made from wood and found objects, with sheet metal arms and legs, bottle caps on the horns and wheel hubs, and screw caps with sheet metal brims for hats. The figures were then mounted into the brightly painted wagon labeled "Dunn's Toyland". The horses were cut from plywood, mounted in pairs, with wood, metal and string for harness and red yarn tassels between them. They can be detached from the wagon.

We were told this was made by a Frank Dunn of Pontiac, MI. It is from the first half of the 20th c., with paint that is nicely crazed on parts of the wagon. It is 53" long by 10 1/4" wide by 15" high. The overall condition is very good, with weathered paint and some age cracks. There is some loss to the plywood bases and feet of the horses, as seen in the photos. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CHSS.   "Dunn's Toyland" model band wagon ... Another view ... One side ... The other side ... Front view ... Closeup from front ... Front, from above ... Back view ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.
Closeups of the band: From front ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup from above ... Another closeup from above ... Back view ... Back, from above.
Closeups of the horses: The front horses ... Other side ... Front view ... From above ... Another view from above ... The rear horses ... Other side ... From front ... From above.

Some much larger photos:   "Dunn's Toyland" model band wagon ... Another view ... One side ... The other side ... Front view ... Closeup from front ... Front, from above ... Back view ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.
Closeups of the band: From front ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup from above ... Another closeup from above ... Back view ... Back, from above.
Closeups of the horses: The front horses ... Other side ... Front view ... From above ... Another view from above ... The rear horses ... Other side ... From front ... From above.

Geometric wool quiltThis is a very striking geometric wool quilt. It is a one patch, pieced into a log cabin variation and tied with green cord. The back is plaid cotton flannel, wrapped around to the front as a binding. Black fabric sleeves have been added to the back, so it is ready to hang either vertically or horizontally. It looks striking on the wall. The quilt measures 68" by 79", from the first half of the 20th c. It is in excellent condition, with two very small moth holes, and an approximately 1" long repair in the black by the border. The price is $495.00. Inventory Code: CHPS.   Geometric wool quilt ... Closeup of the center ... One corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Back ... Closeup of the sleeves on back ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Geometric wool quilt ... Closeup of the center ... One corner ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner ... Back ... Closeup of the sleeves on back ... With a yardstick for scale.

Baseball player whirligigHere are two baseball player whirligigs. They are both wearing Chicago Cubs uniforms and have brown gloves on one arm. They are not very old, but not brand new either - probably late 20th c. Both are in excellent condition and have been mounted on newer wooden display bases.

The first ball player is wearing number 31: Greg Maddux's number. He stands 18 1/2" tall from head to toe, 22" to the top of his arm. The blades are 17 1/2" across. As mounted, it is 25 1/2" by 5 1/2" by 7". The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHSO.   Baseball player whirligig ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... Back views ... Both whirligigs, with a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Baseball player whirligig ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... Back views ... Both whirligigs, with a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Baseball player whirligigThe second ball player is wearing number 8. He is 13 1/4" from head to toe, with arms 12" across. As mounted, he is 19" high by 5 1/2" by 6". The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHSR.   Baseball player whirligig ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Back view ... Both whirligigs, with a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Baseball player whirligig ... The other side ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Back view ... Both whirligigs, with a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

Bush Turkey Dreaming Australian Aboriginal paintingThis is an Aboriginal Australian painting titled "Bush Turkey Dreaming". It was painted in 2016 by Cowboy Louie (Pula) Pwerle, a well-known Aboriginal artist who is widely exhibited in Australia. His works have also been shown in New York. The painting tells the traditional story of the bush turkey. The dots show the tracks the turkey makes travelling through the bush looking for food. It is painted in acrylic on canvas, measures 50 1/2" by 37", and is in excellent condition. The price is $2000.00. Inventory Code: CCRW.   "Bush Turkey Dreaming" Australian Aboriginal painting ... Closeup of center ... Another closeup ... Side angle ... Back view ... Closeup of signature ... With a yardstick for scale ... The artist with this painting.
Some much larger photos:   "Bush Turkey Dreaming" Australian Aboriginal painting ... Closeup of center ... Another closeup ... Side angle ... Back view ... Closeup of signature ... With a yardstick for scale ... The artist with this painting.

Crown of thorns doll furnitureHere are two pieces of miniature crown of thorns tramp art furniture by the same maker. They are from the early 1900's, in really excellent, near mint condition, with fine construction. They are priced individually, with a discount for the pair. The bed is 10 3/4" long by 8" wide by 8 3/4" high. There is no loss that we can find, only the slightest surface wear in a few spots. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHPA.   Crown of thorns doll bed ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... End view ... The other end ... Another view from above ... From below ... Both pieces together ... Another angle of both ... Both, from above ... Both pieces, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Crown of thorns doll bed ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... End view ... The other end ... Another view from above ... From below ... Both pieces together ... Another angle of both ... Both, from above ... Both pieces, with a soda can for scale.

The settee is 10 3/4" high by 10 3/4" wide by 5" deep. There is one tiny chip missing from a piece on the back, otherwise the condition is excellent. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHPT.   Crown of thorns doll settee ... Two more angles ... From above ... Back view ... Closeup of chip ... Another view from above ... From below ... Both pieces together ... Another angle of both ... Both, from above ... Both pieces, with a soda can for scale..
Some much larger photos:   Crown of thorns doll settee ... Two more angles ... From above ... Back view ... Closeup of chip ... Another view from above ... From below ... Both pieces together ... Another angle of both ... Both, from above ... Both pieces, with a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap basketThis is a bottle cap basket with nice form and presence. It is made from older, cork-lined bottle caps and painted a dark, oxidized gold. You can just make out "Ohio" on one of the caps on the bottom. The basket is in excellent condition, about 11 1/4" high by 10" across. It is from about the 1940's or 50's. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHPP.   Bottle cap basket ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup of bottom, with "Ohio" marking ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap basket ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup of bottom, with "Ohio" marking ... With a soda can for scale.

Croc O MowerThis is a wonderful, hand made folk art mechanical toy. The "Croc o Mower" is built from wood, with intricate burned decoration. The steering wheel turns the front headlight and wheels from side to side. Rolling the mower causes the crocodile head to snap its jaws - watch the video to see. Inscriptions include "1.3 Dino-Power", "Watch Out For Flower Beds", "Use Only Hi-Test BugOSaur Juice", and much more. The seat is covered with leather, and the croc has reflective red plastic eyes. The size is 7 1/4" long by about 6 1/4" wide by 3 1/2" high. It is in excellent condition, not signed or dated, but probably from the last quarter of the 20th c. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHSC.   "Croc o Mower" ... Front view, mouth open ... Front, mouth closed ... Another angle ... From above ... Other side from above ... Side view ... Back view ... Back, from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   "Croc o Mower" ... Front view, mouth open ... Front, mouth closed ... Another angle ... From above ... Other side from above ... Side view ... Back view ... Back, from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.


We've recently added new photos of these pieces, the better to see them.

This is an old brass plaque, deeply embossed with several Masonic symbols. It was probably made around the 1930's or a bit earlier. This piece is in excellent condition with a good aged surface. It is 6 3/8" high, 4 7/8" wide, and 3/8" deep. The price is $140.00. Inventory Code: ATOP.   Masonic plaque ... Back.   Some much larger photos:   Masonic plaque ... Back.

Stamp pictureHere is a very nice little framed postage stamp and watercolor painting. The scene is of the ocean with a large rock made out of stamps, while the rest - shoreline, birds, people, sea, and sky are painted. It is signed F. M. M. and dated 1938. On the back is written, in French, details of where it was made, in Quebec, and apparently at an abbey or monastery. This was probably sold to make some money for it. The condition of the frame and painting are excellent. There is a tear in the backing paper. The frame is 6 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" high. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: ATAP.   Postage stamp painting ... Back view ... Side view.
Some much larger photos:   Postage stamp painting ... Back view ... Side view.

This whimsy pin is a carved peach leaf with three dangling baskets carved from peach pits. The baskets are attached with hand made copper wire loops. The leaf is 3 1/2" wide, each basket is about 1" high, and the overall height is 2 1/4". A safety pin is attached to the back for wearing. It is from the early 1900's, has a nice surface and patina, and is in very good condition. We took a photo in a frame with no glass to show what it would look like, but this is NOT framed or matted. The frame can be purchased with the whimsy for $10.00 more. You will need to mat and mount it yourself. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: ATCS.   Peach pit whimsy pin ... Back ... As it would look in a frame.

Key trivetHere are four very folky trivets made from felt which has been covered with old keys sewn on. The keys range in age from very old (1800's) to 1960's or 70's styles, which is probably when these were made. They are in good condition with no missing keys, although a bit grungy and with loose threads from the crude stitching. Two are 5" in diameter. The red one is 4 1/2" by 4 3/4", and the oval green one is 4 3/4" by 5 3/4". We took a photo in a frame with no glass to show what it would look like, but this is NOT framed or matted. The empty frame can be purchased with the trivets for $10.00 more. You will need to mat and mount them yourself. Three are priced at $45.00 each; the oval green one (bottom left in the group photo) is $55.00. Inventory Code: ATHR.   All four ... The backs ... One ... Second ... Third ... Fourth ... All, in a frame.
Some much larger photos:   All four ... One ... Second ... Third ... Fourth ... All, in a frame.

 


 

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