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Wooden Stable Sign with a Rearing Horse

This wonderful wooden sign says Nate Colton Stables with black letters
shadowed in red. It dates to the early 20th.C., has its original paint, and
features a fantastic folk art rearing black stallion. It measures 43” X 15”
and the frame is formed by molding applied to the 1 inch thick board using
early nails resulting in a 2 inch frame depth. A very neat sign.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3354              $520

Backgammon Game Board

A very graphically pleasing backgammon board dating to the 1st half of the
20th C and retaining its original painted surface. The 24 alternating points
are painted black and mustard against a pale yellow ground. The board is in
very good condition and measures 20 X 18 inches and is 5/8 inches thick.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3416              $250

Early Wooden Sign for Head-Ache Cure

This late 19th C. wooden sign measures 32 X 6 inches. It’s on a piece of
pine approximately one-half inch thick and features its original surface with
stenciled letters on a white painted background. The cure was undoubtedly
by A.J. Sanderson, an MD who had several articles published in the 1890’s.
The sign is in excellent age appropriate condition.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3357              $490

Folk Art Painted Gameboard

This early primitive folk art checkerboard dates to the late 19th or early 20th C. It retains
its original red and cream or off white painted surface. It has applied molding and divided
game piece sections. In fine original condition with expected wear. Has 80 squares and
measures 29 ½ in. X 15 ½ in.
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3372              $340

Still Life Theorem Style Watercolor

A stunning watercolor depicting a large variety of fruit on a marble table or sideboard
with a desirable black background which makes the picture really standout. Circa 1860,
artist is unknown. It’s a large size measuring 19 ½” X 15 ½” sight size and 22 1/2” X 18½”
framed in its lovely original stepped gilt frame. In excellent original condition ready to be
hung on the wall.
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3185              $1,500

Canada Goose Decoy Made From a Rubber Tire

This one of a kind folk art goose decoy is made using a rubber tire. It dates to the
early 20th C. and the unknown maker ingeniously employed various parts of the
tire plus a base plate of thick gauge tin and early nails in its making. It measures
20" L, 7” W, and 14” H. Be sure to view all the photos to appreciate the construction.
A great addition for anyone who loves decoys and folk art.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3360              $350

Childs Horse Decorated Wheelbarrow

The best folk decorated child’s size wheelbarrow dating to the late 19th C. In
original red paint with yellow piping, black tipped handles and support ends,
running horses on both tray sides and a decorated wooden wheel and shaped
axle. Early nail construction. Very good condition with a good and solid repair
to the leg support which is hard to see. Overall extreme measurements are
25” lt, 11 ½” wt, 7 1/2 “ ht.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #J1264              $240

Farriers Tool Box

This decorated tool box for Chandler’s Ferrier Tools (please note the
spelling of farrier) is in original yellow paint with black lettering with
white shadowing. The interior is a blue/grey. It’s late 19th or early 20th C.
and has its original leather handle and metal hasps. The case is oak with
iron banded edges and is very heavy. Very good condition.
Measures 16 ½ X 9 X 5.
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3351              $420

Striking Portrait of a Young Lady Attributed to J S Blunt

This is an 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 Samuel Blunt
(1798–1835). The sitter is unknown. It is relined, on the original stretcher and
in a new frame. Sight size is 30 in. X 25 in. Framed size 38 in. X 33 in. Portraits
by Blunt are in the collections of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum, American
Folk Art Museum. and many other notable museums. The paper label on the stretcher
says "maresca" with some numbers.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3167              $2,900

"No Dumping" Wooden Sign

A very nice wooden sign from the 1st H. of the 20th C. in a desirable size
of 23 ¾ in. long and 10 in. high. The board is ½ inch thick. The Thames
Shipyard Inc. began in 1900 and was located in New London CT.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3361              $190

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

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              $1,495

Fantastic Chip Carved Frame

This tramp art chip carved frame has carved circles in the
corner, brass accents, and a delicate carved and beveled
outer frame. Dates late 19th C. and it is in excellent condition.
The photo says Delhi N.Y. and is probably original to the piece.
Signed by the maker, Stuart Gruss, on the back.
Measures 10 ½” X 13 ¼”
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3039              $450

Watercolor Still Life of Fruit

Wonderful soft yet vibrant colors in
this watercolor of fruit on a tray and
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              $290

Wooden Dentist Sign

What distinguishes this wooden sign, in addition to its nicely bordered gold letters, is
it’s wonderful footed and scrolled shape. In wonderful condition, dating to the 1st H.
of the 20th C. Gold letters bordered in red and green and the overall sign has a green
border. Measures 20 X 9 ¼ and board is ¾ in. thick.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3348              $340

Child's Folk Decorated Sled

Delightful decorated child’s sled with original vibrant paint in shades of salmon, red,
yellow and black. Signed “Teaser” on the center board along with a galloping horse
with remnants of a vine decoration along the frame. Iron runners. In overall very good
sound condition with expected wear, age use, and a stable tight age separation on the
board. 30 inches long, 12 inches wide and 8 inches high.
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3321              $460

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              $360

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 folk art pastel depicts 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 N.J. 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              $850

Shoe Repair Trade Sign

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

Item #3173              $190

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              $1,100

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.

SOLD
Oil Painting of Cat and Her Kittens

A very appealing scene of a mother cat and her 5 kittens. This oil on canvas is in excellent
condition and dates to the early 20th C. It is illegibly signed lower right. In an excellent
3 inch wide gilt frame. The painting measures 24” X 20.” The framed size is 32” X 28.”
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3261              $695

Folk Art Painting of a Farm House

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.
It dates early 20th C. and is in a terrific late 19th C. folk art
cross hatch frame with corner rosettes. Sight size is
9 ½” X 13 ½” Outside measurement of frame is 14 ¼” X 18 ¼.”
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              $480

Folk Art Watercolor

We believe this very well executed watercolor depicts
a mountain lion. It's probably school art and dates early
to mid 19th C. Its in a period and probably original canted
frame. It measures 9” X 7” framed and 6” X 4” sight.
Click picture to see all 5 photos.

Item #3137              $525

19th C. 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              $350

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              $390

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              $290

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