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Bannerette Weathervane, early 20th century, in original gold leaf surface, excellent condition.
24" long x 17" tall.

$975

 

 

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Mennonite Folk Art Appliqué Quilt, circa 1890, Reedsville, Pennsylvania, 70" x 71". Unique original pattern in excellent condition.

$675

 

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Nine Patch Chain Quilt with lattice quilting, circa 1930s, possibly southern Illinois origin, 74" x 74". Wonderful color in excellent condition.

$625

 

 

 

 

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Set of Three Carnival Knockdowns, early 1900s,  found in Brickerville, Pennsylvania. Fun to find three. Structurally tight with expected wear from use. 10 3/4" tall.

$475 set

 

 

 

 
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Small Hooked Rug, village scene with a church and houses, wool on burlap, circa 1920, mounted for hanging, 15 1/8” x 12 3/4”,

$365

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Watercolor of an Early Brick Schoolhouse in original round frame, circa 1870, excellent condition.
8 5/8" diameter x 3/4" deep.

$325

 

 

 

 

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19th Century Marine Art Multi-Media Portrait of a Schooner, by Thomas H. Willis, Danish-American (1845-1925). This is a more scarce small size example of Willis’s work, flying the American flag, in its original gold frame with wood backboard. Small loss to the silk fabric on one sail. 11 ½” x 11 ½”. Willis combined marine art, folk art, and needlework in his portraits of sailing ships. They featured oil painted backgrounds with vessels made of silk and embroidery floss. He advertised as a maker of "silkware pictures" and collaborated with Antonio Jacobsen who sometimes painted the backgrounds. His work is found in many museums. A large silk-work portrait by Willis sold in the August 2022 Skinner auction for $2250.

$895

 

 

 

 

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Geometric Hooked Rug, checkerboard with hit or miss border, shades of orange, brown, and gold, excellent condition. Wonderful color and texture in this rug.
33 ½” x 21”.

$275

 

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Pencil Drawing of a Whippet, circa 1900, in a painted tramp art frame. Inscribed with the dog's name "Jim Crow" and signed by the artist, Wm. Richardson. 9' x 11"

$265

 

 

 

 

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Early 20th Century Hand-Painted Hand-Held “STOP/SLOW" sign, octagonal shape, original paint on early plywood with an attached wooden handle. All original. Overall 19” tall; sign itself is 14” tall x 13 ½” wide. Likely used to control traffic at a school crossing, construction site, etc.

$190

 

 

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Early Reverse Painting on Glass, house on a hill amid the trees, original lemon gold frame with original ring hanger.  Wonderful original condition.
12" x 8 1/4".
(Please excuse the artifacts of photography.)

$395

 

 

 

 

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Figural Molded Thistle in Gilt Paint, late 19th century, set in a 19th century black frame. 11" x 8 3/4".

$240
 

 

 

 

 

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Pennsylvania Lock Box, circa 1850, with working lock and key fitted with a till inside, dovetailed. Original dark green paint decorated with fruit and spray of flowers, great condition. 
16” wide x 8 1/2” deep x 7” tall.

$575

 

 

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Wall Mount Barber Pole retaining original paint with expected wear and great surface, early 1900s.
40" long x 4 1/4" wide x 3" deep.

$650

 

 

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Three Kittens in a Basket, oil on canvas, circa 1880, original deep walnut frame with gold liner, small repair to canvas upper left as shown in close up photo.
22 7/8” x 16 7/8”

$395

 

 

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Penny Rug, 19th century, in red, green, burgundy, and black star patter. Expected minimal wear but very good overall. 60" long x 23 1/2" wide.

$465

 

 

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"Guests Only" handmade standing wood sign, circa 1930, in original polychrome paint decoration, double sided, 48" tall x 16" diameter base.

$445

 

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Painting of Kittens in the hay with a blue blanket, oil on canvas circa 1910-20, excellent condition. Frame not original. 12 1/4" x 10 1/4".

$325

 

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"Three Chimneys", oil on canvas painting of an early farmstead under a sunny sky, circa 1880, original deep gilt frame (loss to upper left corner), a couple flakes in the grassy area of the painting.
18 1/2" x 14 1/2".

$395

 

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Oil on Board Painting of a Greek Revival Country Church, signed and dated 1904, original frame in very good condition, 16" x 13".

$365

 

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Small Cast Iron Shooting Gallery Targets circa 1920, used for BB guns, with remnants of original white paint, approximately 3" x 3": hopping rabbits,  sitting rabbits, and quail.

$98 each

 

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American Indigo and White Summer-Winter Coverlet with dated corner block, "Rebecca Stout 1839", body in floral design with borders of churches, birds of various types, and trees. Clean as found condition with two edges unhemmed but stable with no fraying, two areas with browning as shown. 
72" x   88".

$265

 

 

 

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Folk Art Wood Model of a Building, Maine, c1860, with applied striped barber poles, dry original paint, tiny square nails. Wonderful condition.
19 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 10 3/4" tall.

$395

 

 

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Double-sided Dartboard in original red, dark green, and white paint, circa 1940, Lake George, New York. One side heavily used, the other relatively pristine. The size of the board was extended and secured with metal staples prior to painting.
18" square, hung on point.

$195

 

 

 

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Small folk art Farrier's Box circa 1860. A "farrier" is a craftsman who trims and shoes horses' hooves. This box features applied black painted decoration of what appears to be a full-bodied Morgan horse on the lid, and farrier's tools on the front and two sides, all on a brown painted base. The lid is edged with applied sawtooth and swag borders. There are also oyster white and mustard painted embellishments and pinstriping on all sides. The interior contains divided compartments and was likely used to hold small nails, etc. The owner's initials "J. B" are painted on the inside lid. Superb original condition.
9 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 4" tall.

$850

 

 

 

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Native American Medicine Pipe, mid 1900s,
17 7/8" long.

$185

 

 
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Rebecca W. Morgan’s Sampler, dated 1830, 19 ¾” x 19 ¼”, stitched on linen ground, excellent condition, conservation framed. Includes 6 alphabets in different stitch forms, also dated upper right corner, strawberry border on the bottom and a dog. Artifacts from photography.

$625

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Evaline Thompson's Sampler, dated 1816 on a tag applied to the glass, includes 3 alphabets and numerals, with a large central motif of a home surrounded b  trees, flowers, and birds, all within a decorative stitched border. The motto reads: “Love permit thy gracious name to stand as the first art of an infant’s hand and while my fingers ‘oer this canvas move make her tender heart to seek thy love.” Perhaps this sampler was done one in honor of the birth of a child? 17” square. No losses. Some fade in verse.

$1200

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