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Wooden Folk Art Golden Eye Decoy

Wooden Folk Art decoy with a wonderful old and original painted surface.
1st half 20th C. Duck is identified on the bottom with a tag from the collector
who had owned it as a NY or NJ Golden Eye along with the date and price
that he paid. Bottom has a cloth strip attached as a scratch protector.
Measures beak to tail 13 inches and the height is 4 ½ in.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3091              $225

Calligraphy Drawing of Crows

An unusual ink calligraphy drawing entitled “Crows” with 2 birds on a branch
and a 3rd bird in flight. Very well executed and in very nice condition with some
hard to notice minor creases. 2nd half 19th C. in an old frame that has some losses
as shown. Sight size is 15 X 12 ¼ an framed size is 18 ¼ X 14 ¼
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #2944              $525

Folk Portrait of a Woman
Oil on thick wooden board. Mahogany frame is 1 ½” thick and 3 ½” wide and
is original to the painting. Framed size is 30 ½” X 36 ½.” The artist and sitter
are unknown to us. Woman has a lace collar and bonnet, and is seated on a
painted settee with a draped background. There are some tight splits and
abrasions as shown in the pictures but no restoration or in painting.
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #1002              $1,200

Portrait of a Gentleman

This is a folk art pastel depicting a blue eyed bearded
gentleman in formal dress sitting in a red chair with a
scrolled crest rail. It is inscribed “Gemalt Von Francis
Leupold, Elizabeth NJ 1857. It's in very good condition.
with some minor foxing. Framed size 18” X 14” and the
gilt frame is possibly original.
Click picture to see all 5 photos.

Item #2848              $950

Ornamental Wire Window Grate
Late 19th C. interior ornamental wire window screen or grate with a superb
decorative and architectural look. Probably for use as a service window at
counter height. Made by the Fulton Wire Works, Wooley & Co. and is marked
at the top “Wooley 63 Fulton St. NY.” In excellent condition.
It measures 47 ½” high and 32” wide.
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3161              $875

Shoe Repair Trade Sign

Wooden trade sign with a nice wide 1 ½ inch thick molding. The sign
is 33 ¼” X 18” and dates to the early 20th C. It’s technically 2 sided
however the reverse side (shown) has a different trade name and is not
as well done and probably painted later.
Click picture to see all 5 photos.

Item #3173              $250

Folk Art Watercolor of the RMS Titanic

A very neat piece of folk art. Framed watercolor behind glass of the passenger
liner Titanic. Signed and dated lower right C.S. John Lambert 1942. Probably
done as a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the sinking. We believe
it’s from Quebec Canada. There is a French language newspaper clipping (1952)
attached to the back. It is 18 ½” X 13” framed.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3290              $525

Clipper Ship Painting

Early 20th C. oil on relined canvas, unsigned and untitled. Attributed to folk
artist J.O.J. Frost (Jonathan Orne Johnson 1852 – 1928) of Marblehead Ma.
Appears to depict a rounding of Cape Horn. In a walnut frame with a gilt liner.
Nautical scenes are uncommon by 20th C. folk artists.
Sight size is 20” X 14” and framed size is 24 ¼” X 18 ¼."
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #3184              $1,250

Early, Rare, Unique Game Board with a Drawer

From an upstate New York collection this country game board dates to the mid 19th C.
and sits on a platform with a small divided drawer in the center. It has its original grey
green and black paint and is constructed with square nails. It is in untouched condition
with wear and age separations consistent with age and use. The top measures 21 X 19
inches and overhangs the base by 1 inch on the sides and about ½ inch on the front and
back. It is 2 ½ inches high.
Click picture to see all 10 photos.

Item #3248              $1,495

Oil Painting of Cat and Her Kittens

Although not naïve enough to be considered folk art, still a very appealing
scene. This oil on canvas is in excellent condition and dates to the earlier
20th C. It is illegibly signed lower right. In an excellent 3 inch wide gilt frame.
The painting measures 24” X 20.” Framed size is 32” X 28.”
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3261              $695

Painted Folk Art Game Board

Retaining its original pale yellow and green painted surface, this
wonderful checkerboard dating late 19th or early 20th C. is fresh
to the market from an upstate New York collection. It is one sided
with applied molding and divided game piece sections. In fine
original condition with expected wear. A very large size with 144
squares and measuring 32 ½ inches X 19 ¾ inches.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3250              $975

Portrait of a Young Lady

Oil on canvas of a beautiful young woman with blue eyes seated
on a fancy chair with red drapes behind her. It is attributed
to John S. Blunt (1798–1835). The sitter is unknown. It has
been relined and is in a new frame. Sight size is 30 in. X 25 in.
Framed size 38 in. X 33 in.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3167              $3,500

Shaker Painting by Sister Cora Helena Sarle

This oil on masonite N.H. landscape with birch trees is signed C.H. Sarle.
Sister Sarle (1867-1956) was a member of the Canterbury NH community
and is a well know shaker artist both during her lifetime and since. Sight
size is 4” X 6.” Framed size 6 ¼” X 8 ¼” in a new frame. Her paintings
have been sold at W. Henry and Northeast shaker auctions and she was the
subject of a June Sprigg book “Shaker Sister’s Drawings.” 1976 article
from “The World of Shaker” accompanies this piece.
Click picture to see all 5 photos.

Item #3177              $895

Farm House Folk Art Painting

A charming naïve folk painting of a two story farmhouse
with two chimneys in a landscape setting. Oil and marker
on paper behind glass. Unsigned. Found in Virginia.
Early 20th C. In a terrific late 19th C. folk art, cross hatch
frame with corner rosettes, not original to the piece.
9 ½” X 13 ½” sight, 14 ¼” X 18 ¼” o/s measurement.
Click picture to see all 5 photos.

Item #3175              $335

Large Cast Iron Architectural Star

A very impressive and unusually large cast iron 5 point star.
More than likely used as an anchor plate on a brick or masonry
building for structural reinforcement. Dates late 19th or early
20th C. and has been professionally mounted. Measures 18 ½ in.
high mounted. The star alone is 16 inches in diameter.
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #3159              $525

Red, White and Blue 5 Blade Whirlygig

A fantastic 5 blade whirligig with original red, white and
blue paint in very good condition. A large center 4 arm
blade is surrounded by 4 smaller 2 arm blades. Early 20th C.
Approximately 38” L 27” W 26” H. Sits on a custom made
metal stand with a base which is 4 feet high making total
mounted height 64 inches.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3040              $1,800

Folk Art Watercolor

We believe this very well executed watercolor depicts
a mountain lion. Quite possibly school art and dating
early to mid 19th C. in a period and probably original canted
frame. It measures 9” X 7” framed and 6” X 4” without.
Click picture to see all 5 photos.

Item #3137              $525

Still Life Painting

A very colorful composition with peaches and 2 types
of grapes, this unsigned still life painting on canvas is
in original untouched condition. The black and gold
frame is new. Mid 19th C. with a chamfered stretcher.
The painting measures 16” X 10” and framed size is
20” X 14”
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3118              $450

Fantastic Chip Carved Frame

This tramp art style chip carved frame with carved circles
in the corner, brass accents, and a delicate carved and beveled
outer frame dates to the late 19th C. and is in excellent condition.
The photo indicates a N.Y. origin and is probably original to the
piece. The maker, Stuart Gruss, signed his name on the back.
Measures 10 ½” X 13 ¼”
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3039              $495

Folk Art Pastel of a Sleeping Puppy

A well executed American pastel dating to the
2nd half of the 19th C. depicting a puppy sleeping
on a velvet pillow. In its original fancy gilt frame
which is in very good condition with one rosette
missing in the lower left corner.
Framed size is 23” X 20”
Click picture to see all 5 photos.

Item #2856              $1,200

Landry's Knob Cigar Sign

“The Best Seller In Northern New York.” Ca: 1900.
With stylized and shadowed hand painted letters. In
a nice wooden red/brown frame which appears to be
original to the sign and behind glass. Measures
21 ¾” X 29 ½”
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #3022              $925

Wooden For Rent Sign

Original painted framed sign from the 1930’s – 40’s
which features an apartment with hot water heat.
Sign is 2 boards joined with wiggle nails. Measures
12” X 37 ¾” and is 1 ¼” thick.
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #3019              $450

Ladies Rest Room Sign

Canvas stretched on wood. 1st half 20th C. Hand painted
red letters shadowed in yellow. Very well executed.
28” X 8”
Click picture to see all 5 photos.

Item #3018              $375

Watercolor of the U.S.Seal

A watercolor on paper of the United States Seal. Probably
a piece of schoolgirl art. Appears to date to the late 19th or
early 20th. C. Framed in an appropriate vintage frame with
a thin gold liner and behind glass. There are some very minor
edge losses and 2 creases in the paper.
Measures 11 ¼” X 8 ¼”
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #3002              $395

Painting Of The SS Robin Adair

Unsigned early 20th C. American oil on canvas cloth
of the 1923 intercoastal trade freighter Robin Adair.
The Robin line was part of the Isthmian Steamship Co.
Lines, N.Y. Frame is hand made and the canvas is
probably sailcloth. Measures 22 ½ ” X 32”
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #2920              $1,250

Watercolor Still Life of Fruit

Wonderful soft yet vibrant colors in
this watercolor of fruit on a tray and
in a glass top compote. Signed P. Cords
and dated 1902. In original highly grained
frame and measuring 19 ½” X 13 ¼”
Click picture to see all 4 photos.

Item #2851              $325