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Alligator cane handle
Carved Alligator cane handle
Carved bust on stone baseCarved bust on stone base
Two dark busts on stone bases
Mr. R Blight sign
Mr. R Blight sign with
hand cut letters
Cast iron Hay trolley
Cast iron hay trolley
Iron snowbird
Four cast iron snowbirds
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Rustic swivel frame
Rustic swivel frame
Whimsey carving
Whimsey carving

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Cast iron Hay trolleyThis is a decorative cast iron hay trolley, used in a barn to move bales of hay around and rolled on a track. It has good form and presence, with a very dark oxidized surface. It may have traces of clear varnish. From the late 1800's or early 1900's, this fancy primitive measures 10 1/2" high by 13 1/2" wide by 6 7/8" deep. The mechanism has rusted solid, but it is in very good, sturdy, display condition. The price is $165.00. Inventory Code: TTTS.   Cast iron Hay trolley ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Side views ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Another view from below ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.

Mr. R Blight signThis is a wood sign with applied wood letters that reads "Mr. R. Blight". It is painted dark gray with red letters, and has two eyes on top for hanging. It can also sit on a desk or shelf. The red paint has a crazed surface. This sign measures 21" wide by 4 1/2" high by 1 1/2" deep. It was probably made in the 1940's or earlier, and is in good condition with some paint wear and a few small chips. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: THTW.   "Mr. R. Blight" sign ... Closeups ... Another closeup ... From above ... Closeup from above ... From below ... Back.

Carved bust on stone baseHere are two carved busts mounted on dark green stone bases. They have strong faces, and stained very dark brown. They were carved in the mid-20th century or a bit earlier and are in excellent condition. These are part of a small collection by the same unknown artist. He initialled some of his pieces "TWH", but these two are unsigned. You can see some others by him here.

The first carving is 12" high by 6" wide by 4 1/4" deep, including the base. The price is $275.00, or $495.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TKPS.   Carved bust on stone base ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... Both carvings, with a soda can for scale ... Another view of both.
Some much larger photos:   Carved bust on stone base ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side views ... Back view ... Both carvings, with a soda can for scale ... Another view of both.

Carved bust on stone baseThe second carving is 12 1/4" high by 5 7/8" wide by 4 1/4" deep, including the base. The price is $275.00, or $495.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TKPP.   Carved bust on stone base ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Both carvings, with a soda can for scale ... Another view of both.
Some much larger photos:   Carved bust on stone base ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Both carvings, with a soda can for scale ... Another view of both.

Whimsey carvingThis is a nicely carved whimsy combining hinged pliers with a caged ball in the handle. It is carved from one piece of pine, with an unfinished surface that has taken on a dark patina with age. It is 5" long. When the pliers are open, it is 1" wide by just over 1/2" deep. It is in very good condition, with two small chips. The price is $155.00. Inventory Code: TPAT.   Whimsey carving ... Pliers open, several angles ... Pliers closed.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertThis is a very detailed scene of a barn and surrounding landscape by Robert E. Gilbert, painted in gouache or watercolor on heavy paper. It is 18" high by 24" wide, signed "REG 1971", and is in excellent condition with faint foxing visible only on the back. You can see much more of Gilbert's work, including his outer space art here. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 105.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup of detail, signature ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup of detail, signature ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

This is fairly large swivel frame with a rustic look plus carved and burned decoration. The frame is from about the 1930's and has a dark varnish finish. It is in very good condition. The base is 11 1/2" by 4", and the frame itself is 8 1/2" by 11", with an opening 6 1/2" by 9". The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: ACCA.   Overall view ... Close-up.

Iron snowbirdThese four cast iron snowbirds have an unusual, tulip-shaped form and are pierced "S & S". The surface is unfinished, weathered almost to black. They are from Pennsylvania, made in the 1800's, in excellent condition. Each is about 12" long by 6 1/4" wide by 4 1/2" high. The price is $95.00 each, with a discount for two or more. Inventory Code: AWTR.   Front view of one ... Another angle ... A third angle ... All four ... Back view ... From above ... Side view ... From below.

Alligator cane handleThis is a carved wooden alligator that was probably made to be a handle for a walking stick. It has nice form, a very good surface, and lots of detail, with crosshatching and very fine incised lines. This carving came from Florida, where it was probably made as a souvenir item in the early 1900's. It is in excellent condition, and measures 5 1/4" long by 1" wide by 2" high. It is mounted on a contemporary base. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TSWW.   Alligator cane handle ... The other side ... Third view ... Partly from front ... Fifth view ... From above ... With base ... Another view with base ... Back view ... From below.

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