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Authentic Ohio Amish Variable Stars Quilt, cotton, 70" x 72", treadle machine pieced and hand quilted with the date "1947" stitched in the bottom right corner. Wonderful black framing around the central stars, thin batting, dark blue machine stitched binding and backing fabric, quilting around the perimeter of each pieces and in cable designs in the wide border. Excellent condition with no apologies--and truly, so much better in person.

$1865

 

 

 

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Small Painted Box in original paint decoration with red and green polka dots, dovetailed, early 1800s, missing one snipe hinge (one replaced).
7" wide x 4 1/4" deep x 3 3/4" tall. 

SOLD

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Wooden Ladies Shoe Display Counter Sign circa late 1800s, with carved scallops and tack "buttons", original black paint. Repair to middle.
14" tall x 12" wide.

$325

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Hooked Rug of a Reclining Cat, surrounded by a braided border and backed with early ticking, Maine, circa 1900, excellent condition. 25" x 26".

SOLD

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Well-dressed "Penny Doll", circa 1900, in original clothing including apron and pantaloons. Paint loss on right side of head as shown, 12 1/4" tall. 

$195

 

 

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Small Paint-decorated Chest exuberantly decorated with hearts and tulips, circa 1800-20, original hardware with lock and key, missing one snipe hinge. Found in Pennsylvania.
12 3/4" x 9 1/4" x 9 1/2" tall.

$725

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Carved Frame, circa 1920s-30s, made to resemble a slice of watermelon with rind and seeds and shaped contours. Houses a Black Americana print of children enjoying the fruit. Probably mounted on a tray.
24" wide x 17 1/2" tall.

$675

 

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Drunkard's Path Quilt, circa 1880, indigo print and white, 75' x 90", beautifully quilted at 10-12 stitches per inch, excellent condition.

$495

 

 

 

 

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American Marine Painting, circa 1880, of the schooner W. H. Hawkins on Lake Erie, by Charles Edward Hallberg, listed: Chicago Society of Artists, Swedish-American Art Society, and others. Professional repairs. 29" x 32".

$950

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Parcheesi Gameboard, 19th century, original red and black paint, molded edge, square-nailed, 23" x 24".

$695

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Early Sampler "Phebe Toffey her work 1800", depicting Adam and Eve, birds, tulips, dogs, and a house, 14 1/2" x 17 1/2". Conservation framed.

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Small 19th Century Copper Eagle Weathervane, rare size with traces of gilt, iron arrow tip, missing lower quill as found, mounted on a stand.
15 1/2" long x 10 1/2" tall, 15" wingspan.

SOLD

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Small Northwest Coast Totem Pole, late 19th to very early 20th century carved cedar  in original paint. Classic Northwest Coast iconography and in excellent condition, best old patina and paint surface, 12 tall. 

$895

 

 

 

 

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Small Rig of 4 Folky Decoys, Maine origin, circa 1930s, original paint with tack eyes, great patina, all original, each about 11 long. 

$520

 

 

 

 

 

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American Marine Painting, circa 1880, oil on canvas, unsigned, original frame, excellent original condition.
27 1/2" x 19 1/2".

$750

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"Three Grey Hills" Pattern Hooked Rug, early 20th century, 36" x 22", mounted. Repair to large black diamond on right side, as shown.

$495

 

 

 

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Gameboard in black paint with red and gold pinstripe decoration, center field alternating black and natural wood squares, 19th century, molded edges attached with square nails. 16 1/2" x 17 1/2".

$395

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Wild West Show Gauntlets, leather with expert beadwork, lined in early indigo fabric, signed and dated "Waldo Jones '09," mint condition.
12 1/4" long x 7" wide at cuff.

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Portrait of a 19th Century House, oil on Upson board, circa 1920, signed lower right "J. J. Haidt", nice frame, excellent condition.  (Note plank sidewalk.)
16" x 13 1/2".

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Hooked Rug of Flowers in an Urn,  late 19th century, flowers are shirred, colors remain strong, mounted for hanging.
25 1/4" x 41".

$785

 

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Early 19th century portrait of a young boy standing with sword at his hip and gun at his shoulder, titled "Shoulder Arms!", original red painted wooden frame with painted inner lining, wood backboard. 11 1/2'" x 9".

$595

 

 

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Frog on Lily Pad Hooked Rug, early 20th century, 28" x 16 1/2", mounted on a stretcher for hanging.

$545

 

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Watermelon Farm Stand Sign, hand-painted on sheet metal, circa 1930, Midwest origin. 34" x 24 1/2".

$1,250

 

 

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Royal Rummy Gameboard, homemade on a piece of masonite, circa 1940, in black, red, and cream paint with jackpot in the center and a folky cat. 26" x 26"."

$425

 

 

 

 

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Folk Art Carvings by renowned Illinois carver Bob Guge (1952-2013, Sleepy Hollow, Illinois), each signed and dated, scarce, from a private collection. Please email for information about individual birds and prices.

 

Curlew center bottom shelf: SOLD

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Squirrel carving, circa 1930s, original paint, 5 1/2" x 7" tall.

$195

 

 

 
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Early hollow-bodied Redhead decoy, original paint, elongated neck and beautifully carved head, original glass eyes, possibly Ohio origin, 14" long.

$495

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Folky hooked rug, diamonds and flowers, good condition, 40" x 25 1/2".

$165

 

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Anniversary Tin Top Hat with band, 19th century, excellent patina and condition.
7 1/2" tall x 11 3/8" diameter brim.

$995

 

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Anniversary Tin Whisk, 19th century, superb workmanship and excellent condition, 10" long.

$495

 

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Tree of life Hooked Rug with birds, butterflies, flowers, vining leaf border. Tiny wool strips on burlap, mounted for hanging, excellent condition.
41 1/2" x 28".

$695

 

 

 

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"Oriental" Hooked Rug, circa 1910, outstanding color and condition, 37" x 72".

$895

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Painting by Alfred Montgomery (1857-1922),
mid-American painter of corn and farm scenes, oil on board, excellent condition. 34" x 24 1/2"

$6500

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Left: Pima bowl, excellent condition, very tight weave, great color, 5 7/8" diameter x 2 5/8" tall.

$495

Right: Apache bowl, excellent condition, nice small size, 4 1/2" diameter x 1 7/8" tall.

$375

 

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Rare pair of 1/4 size miniature mallards by James Reisinger (1906-1967), Pekin, Illinois. Near mint original paint. These are the exact carvings pictured on p.120 of Decoys and Decoy Carvers of Illinois, by Parmalee and Loomis.

$495

 

    

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