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Magnificent Flower Basket pieced and trapunto quilt, signed and dated "Cora E. Adams 1938", superb workmanship with trapunto vining leaf and pinwheel frames around central and pillow motifs and quilting at 14 stitches per inch, pieced squares at 3/4", pieced zig zag border, never washed or used. Very large at 88 1/2" x 112", with top portion of quilt designed to fold over the pillows. The squares forming the patterns are impressionistic or pointillist in feel. ***Please note the background color in the overall photo is more yellow than in real life. The white and natural background colors are better depicted in the other photos. Additional photos available.

$525

 

 

 

 

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Glazed clay tile of three deer, circa 1920, framed,   17 3/4" x 14" x 1 1/4" deep.

$495

 

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Pennsylvania Dutch Bride's Box in vivid original paint decoration, bride and groom depicted on lid, mid to late 1700s. Translation of inscription: "I press to your breast my possessions and your gifts are good." Slight expected wear to edges. 8" tall x 19" long x 12" deep.

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Carved and painted Nantucket Sailor Boy whirligig, circa 1900. Rare form with rowboat bow and tin flags at end of paddles. All original, no repairs. 16" tall.

$850

 

 

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Merit certificate presented to George Fritz in 1886 by John Hilbert (teacher?). Pennsylvania watercolor embellished by George himself with a flag, a capitol and a box. Glass front and back for inscription. 5 7/8" x 4 3/4".

$168

 

 

 

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Miniature portrait on ivory, early 1800s, excellent condition (streak in photo is from reflection),
4 3/4" x 4 1/8".

$275

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Folk art garden trellis with polychrome painted birds, cut sheet iron, 49" tall x 14" wide.

$345

 

 

 

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Oil on oval board of St. Bernard puppies, circa 1920, excellent condition, 16 1/2" x 12".

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Fruit still life, oil on on chamfered wood panel,
17" x 13".

$285

 

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Artist's model, fully articulated with screws and wood pegs, circa 1930, 13" tall.

$325

 

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Ice Cream Cone (or Nosegay) quilt, circa 1930, 80" x 88", very clean, happy colors, the fabrics chosen suggest strawberry, pistachio, butter pecan ice cream, etc.

$285

 

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"Soldiers Home" stool in original paint decoration with horseshoes, landscapes, and boats, early 1900s. 15" long x 7 3/8" deep x 7 3/8" tall.

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Oil painting of strawberries, painted on a fungus,  excellent condition, 7 1/2" x 6".

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Double-sided Chinese Checkers gameboard in original paint decoration, signed and dated "Merry Xmas 12-21-38, W. A. Reigelsperger", 20 1/4" x 20 1/2".

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Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse, Casco Bay, Maine

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Pair of late 19th century paintings of Maine lighthouses, oil on board, signed "M. White", in wonderful original frames, 13 1/2" x 11 1/4".

$550 pair

 

 

 

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Cats playing chess, oil on board in excellent condition, some losses on frame. Copied from a Met Life ad circa 1870-80 (attached).

$625

 

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Pair fruit still life paintings, oil on canvas, original frames, signed "L. E. Smith", circa 1920, 12" x 6 3/4", found in Maine.

$370 pair

 

 

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Small eagle lithograph in patriotic frame, original paint, circa 1920, 5 5/8" x 5".

$168

 

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Folky deer hooked rug, circa 1900, a rare example made of brin (deconstructed burlap) and wool, excellent condition with small professional repair,      39 3/4" x 30 1/4".

$950
 

 

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Mallard duck whirligig, excellent original paint, 22" high including stand x 15" wide x 3 1/2" deep.

$425
 

 

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"Sun Rise in the Mountains" hand hooked rug, circa 1940, mounted and edged with black braiding, great color, excellent condition, 55 1/2" x 37 1/2".

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Cast iron eagle mill weight, circa 1900, never painted.
15 1/4" tall x 7" wide; stand 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Hard to find.

$1250
 

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Puss in the Corner quilt with cheddar background, c1830, 77" x 88", very good condition with a couple spots of color loss and a few weak fabrics in the small squares. Provenance as shown below. Found in Williamstown, West Virginia, and one of more than a dozen quilts made by her.

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Sheet iron rooster weathervane on burl base, early 20th century, 24" tall x 16" wide x 10" base.

$345
 
 

 

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"Welcome" hooked rug, circa 1920-30, clean in excellent condition, museum mounted, 37" x 19".

$485
 

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"Pineapple" quilt with triple border, hand-pieced and hand-quilted, muslin back, very good condition, circa 1930, 69" x 98".

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Farm scene oil on canvas, mid-1800s, signed S. Howell Evans, original fame, excellent condition.
11 1/4" x 13 1/4".

$425
 

 

 

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Rare carved swan weathervane,  early 20th century, nicely weathered original dry white paint, great form. See The Art of the Weathervane, MIller,
pp 106-7 for a similar example.
27 1/2" long x 17 1/4" tall.

$1650

 

 

 

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Blacksmith whirligig, handmade circa 1920s, wood and metal, all original, 29" x 14" x 26" .

$465
 

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Horse with wagon pull toy, German, circa late 19th century, total 35" long with back ladder extended. Ladder folds up. Horse is 10" tall x 11" long with original oil cloth tack, mane is intact but tail has been cut. Wagon is 16" long x 6" tall, original paint, no repairs. Horse may have originally been on a platform with wheels.

$695

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Prancing horse sheet iron weathervane, first half 20th century, great condition and form, 27 1/2" long x 23 1/2" tall.

$1175

  

 

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Folk art cricket/grasshopper weathervane, painted wood figure with pegged construction, mounted on 19th century iron rod with large copper ball and directionals.
54" tall x 27 1/2" long without antennae.

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Mid-19th century oil on canvas portrait of a young boy with his dog, original frame, 31 1/4" x 36", excellent condition.

$5500

 
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Large folk art painted metal tray, circa 1910, all original, 23" x 27" .

$695

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Native American lidded storage basket, Maine, circa 1930, alternating yellow splints with salmon and green potato prints, salmon splints on lid, very good condition with one small split on lid.
10" x 6" x 7" tall

$295

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Red and black painted game board with molding, circa 1900, all original with tiny square head nails.
12 1/2" x 12 3/4" x 1" deep.


$345

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