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FOLK ART

FOLK ART

ITEM #JC20

BIRDS FOLK ART PAINTING NOVA SCOTIA C. 1990

Wonderful primitive folk art painting in acrylic on plywood panel, showing folky birds in trees, ducks in pond, and seagulls above. 11″ x 15″ sight, in hand-made “slat” wood frame.

Signed to lower left “J.M.Poirier”; label to back from Nova Scotia gallery.

PRICE: $225.

ITEM #1237

CARVED FOLK ART “EAGLE”

Wonderful primitive carved wood folky microcephalic “eagle”, 12″ high to back, 19″ high to wing tips, 24″ wing span, all mounted on painted wood base. Origin Gimli MB c. 1940; obtained 1985.

Each wing separately carved, with 2 wire nails to fit into body; body & head one piece, supporting branch of one piece, base separate. Very Folky !

PRICE: $185.

ITEM #7639

Bertha Becker, Allegheny PA

AMERICAN MINIATURE PORTRAIT PIN ON PORCELAIN

Wonderful hand-painted miniature portrait fired on porcelain 2″ x 1.75″ oval, mounted in 10K yellow gold frame (tested) 2.5″ x 2″ oval, to nbe worn as pin or brooch.

Signed to back; …sitter ?…artist ?

Primitive C-clasp, but lacking pin; scratch to face (see photo 2).

PRICE: $155.

ITEM #7639

QUEBEC PINE FIGURAL CARVING

Wonderful primitive folk art carving of Voyageur with back packs, snowshoes, and fringed jacket.

Carved from 1 piece of pine, 12″ high

Carved to front “L. Boucher”; c.1950, obtained in Winnipeg.

PRICE: $175.

ITEM #2014

QUEBEC PINE FIGURAL CARVING

Wonderful primitive folk art carving of old woman wrapped in large fringed shawl, over her basket..

Carved from 1 piece of pine, 14.5″ high

Carved to front of base “P.E. Caron” (Paul Caron); c.1950, obtained in Winnipeg.

PRICE: $220.

ITEM #2015B

QUEBEC PINE FIGURAL CARVING

Wonderful primitive folk art carving of old woman wrapped in large fringed shawl, over her basket..

Carved from 1 piece of pine, 11.25″ high

Carved to left side of base “Bertherr” ; c.1950, obtained in Winnipeg.

PRICE: $155.

ITEM #JC21

MANITOBA PINE FIGURAL CARVING

Wonderful primitive folk art carving of squatting cowboy with cigar.

Carved from 1 piece of pine, 11.25″ high

Signed in ink to base “J Harris” with SSN inscribed; c.1950, obtained in Winnipeg.

PRICE: $65.

ITEM #JC23

CARVED PINE LADY & GOAT

Wonderful primitive folk art carving of farmer lady and a goat, painted in polychrome. Probably Germany c.1930.

Carved from 3 pieces; you can see inset of goat. Height is 11.75″ on 12.25″ x 4.5″ base

Lovely detail, especially on woman’s face !

PRICE: $245.

ITEM #7227

Probably English c.1780.

SILK EMBROIDERY ON PAINTED SILK

Wonderful folk art embroidery of lovely lady in a long gown, standing under a tree in a garden; face & other details hand-painted.

Measures 11.25″ x 9″ oval, in matt 14″ x 12.5″, possibly original frame.

Deteriorated back inscribed in script “Thomas B. Byrnes / His Great Grandmother Bingays / work”

PRICE: $450.

ITEM #JC24

Wonderful folk art boat in bottle, the largest I have ever seen !

LARGE P.O.W. WWII BOAT-IN-BOTTLE

In a 3 litre wine bottle, spectacular 4-mast schooner sails away in front of a town with red-roof houses and 3 lighthouses !

18.5″ long, 5″ diameter, original cork & plastic top marked “Martini”

Probably made at Red Rock Prisoner of War camp (Ontario) c.1940-45 (housed German WWII officer prisoners of war).

PRICE: $345.

Bottom embossed “3L”. Glued to painted wood stand.

ITEM #2598

MAKONDE DREAM SCULPTURE (AFRICA C.1940)

Imaginative carving of 2 creatures fighting, all carved from a single piece of wood 8″ diam. x 21″ long ! So much wood was carved and removed to reveal this dramatic subject.

I obtained in Victoria in 1994, from family having travelled to East Africa, likely Mozambique, in 1939-40.

PRICE: $310.

Click on this photo to enlarge; then …

Cross your eyes, and concentrate on the central image that results.

You will see this figure in 3-D !

Who else can show you this ??

          Only Abbey can !!

ITEM #JC22

Great piece of folk art painting, a wood panel 7.5″ x 9″.

TRAIN & BOAT PAINTED WOOD PANEL C. 1880

Hand-painted with a locomotive engine & tender, and a steam ship, both within an heraldic-form shield. No identification of where or when, but appears to be British flags on boat.

Panel is wonderfully warped through age, but not cracked. Mounted in old burl-walnut veneer deep frame.

PRICE: $225.

ITEM #JC25

Great piece of folk art frame, carved & pierced from 1-piece 1/2″ maple.

CARVED PIERCED MAPLE SMALL FRAME

This clever frame comprises figural maple leaves, and measures 9″ x 5.25″; c. 1900.

It contains a tintype photo, gentleman posed leaning on a stuffed chair, c.1880.

Great detail to leaves and inner border; frame split once and repaired.

PRICE: $150.

ITEM #9012

VINTAGE TOLEWARE BOTTLE

Great piece of folk art, a vintage hand-painted toleware bottle with original tight-fitting tin cap, possibly American, probably mid-19th C.

Lovely seamed construction; height 8″ x 4.25″ diam.

Some flaking of paint, minor dents…it was used !

PRICE: $125.

ITEM #9013

Inside bottom impressed “Daniel Cragin NH”

AMERICAN WOOD DRY GRAIN MEASURE

Great piece of folk art, an American wood grain measure, 1-piece steamed and lapped side with bottom inset with square nails.

Lovely primitive painting of grape vines on the sides; 6″ diam. x 3.5″ high, commonly found plain…this is hand-painted !

Founded 1878 in Wilton NH, to manufacture standard-size dry measures; this is 1 quart size, the smallest.

PRICE: $160.

ITEM #JC26

OAK CARVED PORTRAIT KAISER WM II ?

Great piece of folk art, a carved solid oak round portrait plaque 13.75″ high x 13.25″ wide x 1″ thick.

Deeply hand-carved in detail c. 1890, more than 1/2″ deep, a portrait of a military man, perhaps Kaiser Wm II ?

Clues to subject may lie in crown and medallion…….

PRICE: $335.

ITEM #8200.1

Great piece of folk art, a carved pine 2-compartment desk letter rack.

PINE CARVED LETTER RACK

Pierced carved front, 2 removable partitions, carved, shaped incised back.

Lovely oxidized original untouched surface; higher partition sympathetically replaced.

Size is 11″ high, 12″ wide, 4.5″ deep.

PRICE: $165.