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Carved toy
Carved toy
twig stand
Rustic stand
Twig swing
Miniature twig swing
Home made score keeper
Home made score keeper
Horse weathervane
Wooden horse weathervane
Industrial art
Painted Mechanical
contraption
Rolling Pin
Rolling Pin with great patina, turned from solid wood
Magazine rack
Painted wood magazine rack
Hand wrought clamps
Hand wrought massive iron clamps
Primitive bench
Primitive "make-do" bench
Shoe shine foot restShoe shine foot restCobbler's child foot form
A collection of cobbler's and shoe shine tools, in wood and cast iron
Primitive iron goat hobble
Primitive hand forged
iron goat tie stake
twig planter
Hickory planter
good form, surface
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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.

Primitive iron goat hobbleThis is a primitive hand forged iron object - likely a goat hobble. In other words, it would be pushed into the ground to the cross piece. Then a rope with a goat on one end would be tied through the ring. Now it is a very good looking decorative piece. Probably made in the 1800's, this is in very good used condition with a rich, dark, smooth surface and slight traces of dark rust. It is 16 1/2" long by 5 5/8" wide and 3/8" thick. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: TWKT.   Primitive iron goat hobble ... The other side ... From above ... Side view ... With a soda can for scale.

Rolling PinThis is an early, very heavy and large rolling pin. It is made from hardwood, likely maple. The round pin was constructed by joining 3 separate pieces. It was then turned on a lathe. It is in very good used condition, with a few marks and indentations. The surface is smooth and rich. This was probably made in the 1800's or early 1900's. It is almost 23" long by 3 1/2" in diameter. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TPWS.   Large, early rolling pin ... 3 other views ... The ends ... Scale with soda can.

Hand wrought clampsHere are two massive, hand wrought iron "C" clamps. Each measures about 11" wide by 10" high, 1 1/2" thick, and weighs about 7 1/2 pounds. The handles and the main body of the clamps were hand formed. The surface is a very dark, old iron. These are old, in good, used condition. One has a small crack in the body of the "C". They have a really nice look and strong presence. The price for the pair is $175.00. Inventory Code: THRK.   Hand wrought clamps ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Side view ... Another angle ... Closeup of one ... The other side ... From below ... Closeup of second clamp ... Second, other side ... Second, from below.

Carved toyThis is a very folky and decorative, carved, primitive push-pull toy. It came from the upper Midwest, and was probably made in the mid 1900's. There is a detailed and wonderfully expressive painted Indian which goes back and forth with a folksy and funky carved bear. The carving is about 9" long, 8 1/4" high, and 3" wide. It is mounted on the original base, which is 12" by 3 1/2". This fun piece is in excellent condition. The price is $245.00. Inventory Code: AKOH.   Carved toy ... Another view ... Closeup of the Indian ... Closeup of the bear ... Action one way ... Action the other way ... From above ... A short video of the action [2Mb].

This is a good looking rustic plant stand. It is sturdy and heavy; having been built from stout branches instead of twigs. The stand is nicely and colorfully decorated with old green and rust-red paint. It is 30" tall by about 18" by 18". The condition, surface, and look are all very good. It was made around the the 1930's or 40's, and has some slight bark loss. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: AHPC.   Rustic plant stand ... Another angle.

This is a detailed and wonderfully painted model swing made out of twig. The twigs are incised and painted, and it does swing. From the NC/TN mountains, it was probably made around the 1920's or 30's, and is in excellent condition. 17" high by 8 1/2" by 8 1/2". The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: APHP.   Side view ... Front view ... A third angle ... With a carved man (not included) sitting in the swing..

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.

Horse weathervaneA nice wooden horse weathervane in weathered gray and black paint on both sides. An old spark plug was added to the front of the arrow to make it balance. It is 44 1/2" long by 16" high. The horse is cut from 1/2" plywood; the arrow is solid wood 1 1/2" thick. There is a metal plate with a hole for the pivot underneath. From Indiana, c. 1940's, it is in very good condition with a few very minor chips. The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: ASHS.   Horse weathervane ... The other side ... Closeup of the horse ... Closeup of the horse, other side ... Closeup of the arrow and sparkplug ... Closeup of the arrow, other side ... From above ... From below.

Industrial artThis is an odd, decorative and sculptural, mechanical contraption of some sort. Apparently it was used to turn something on belts or lines. The larger wheel was turned by a wide belt and in turn drove 3 smaller belts. Then the motion is converted and stepped down by the use of gears to another long shaft on which are several other wheels that drove smaller belts. They then also turn. What it was connected to is a mystery. Now it is an interesting workshop piece - hand made for some particular use - all mounted on a tongue and groove board. The dark green paint is strong with normal wear. It probably was made in the 1930's or 40's. This assemblage is about 43" long by 6" deep and 7" high to the top of the larger wheel. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TTPC.   Mechanical contraption ... 3/4 angle ... End view ... From above ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Closeup from above ... Another overall view.

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.

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.

Here is a collection of cobbler's and shoe shine tools. They are priced individually, with a discount for the group.

Shoe shine foot restThis is a shoe shine man's wooden foot rest. It has two small wooden feet supported above a cross shaped base. It was made to rest on the floor and raise the feet up to a good height for receiving a shine. However, it also looks really good hung on the wall, where it can be enjoyed as a decorative piece, or as a neat small rack for hats, ties, towels, etc. It is painted black. There is some wear to the paint and a few tight age cracks, otherwise it is in very good and sturdy condition. The base measures 13" by 11 3/4", and the feet project out 18" from the back. It appears to be from the 1940's or older. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TKTH.   See a slideshow of several views [619k] ... Shoe shine foot rest ... Another angle ... Front view ... Sitting upright ... Side view ... From above ... From below ... As a hat rack ... Back view ... Closeup of the feet from back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Shoe shine foot rest ... Another angle ... Front view ... From above ... From below.

Cobbler's child foot formThis is an old factory made hand carved wood shoe form for a child. It has a metal top and metal heel. On the top is impressed the size 4 1/2. On one side is the stamp of 4 1/2 EE and OO. The shoe has a wonderful old surface and patina and is in very good, well used condition. It is 6" long by 2 3/8" wide by 3" high. It was probably made in the late 1800's or early 1900's. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: TKOP.   See a slideshow of several views [428k] ... Cobbler's child foot form, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... Front and back views ... From below ... From above ... Another view from above.

Shoe shine foot restThis is an old cast iron shoe rest for a cobbler or shoe shiner. It has good form and a well oxidized dark surface with traces of white paint. The stand is likely from around 1900 and is in very good condition. It is about 14 3/4" high, with a base of about 4 1/2" in diameter. The shoe rest is around 6" long. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TKTW.   See a slideshow of several views [343k] ... Shoe shine foot rest, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... Front and back views ... From above ... Closeup of the base.
Some much larger photos:   Shoe shine foot rest, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... Front and back views.

Cobbler's toolThis is an old hand forged cobbler's tool which was used by putting the end of the wood piece under the arm and then leaning down on it to put pressure on the object being worked. From the 1800's, this piece has a wonderful surface - worn, rich, and with a great feel. We are not sure specifically what use it had, but the "business end" is rather sharp, so likely for cutting of some sort. The entire tool is 18 1/2" long by about 8" wide. The handle is 1 1/2" thick at the widest part. It is in very good, old, used, condition. The price is $120.00. Inventory Code: TWHS-B.   Cobbler's tool ... Two more views.
Some much larger photos:   Cobbler's tool ... Two more views.

Cobbler's toolThis is a cast iron old, abstract looking foot form. It is actually the front and sole of two different size feet, and was possibly used as a mold for building part of a shoe. This piece is likely from the late 1800's. It has a nice dark rich surface from age and use. The entire form is about 11" long and 3 1/2" at the widest point. It is about also about 3 1/2" high. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TWHS-C.   Cobbler's tool, two views ... With a soda can for scale.

Cobbler's lastsCobbler's feet toolsThis is a group of 11 cast iron foot forms. Some are painted and some have an oxidized surface. From the late 1800's or early 20th century, one is broken at the right heel and two are chipped at the front of the opening. All the rest are in good condition. The forms range in length from 5" to 9 1/2". The price is $175.00 for the group. Inventory Code: TCPO-BC.   See a slideshow of several views [380k] ... Six of the feet, with a soda can for scale ... From above ... The other five ... Side view ... Front view ... With a soda can for scale.

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