Folk Art, Art & Decoys

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Antique German Krampus

Extremely rare German made paper mache krampus, also known as the Christmas devil, with candy container. The krampus was a horned beast who punished naughty children at Christmas. Circa 1910. Excellent original condition. Height - 15.5".


Hudson River School Painting

Unsigned Hudson River School oil on canvas depicting two men with a sailboat along the shoreline and numerous sailboats on the horizon. Circa 1870. Possibly original period frame. Provenance - Ex Michael Schnall collection. Sight - 22 x 16".


Fox Weathervane

Late 20th century two dimensional fox weathervane made of pine with glass eyes. The base is also pine with an incorporated copper hunting bugle and directionals. This is a wonderful piece of contemporary folk art. Width - 38", Overall Height - 37", Fox height - 11".

Holloway Bird Tree

Rare bird tree made by John Holloway of West Creek, NJ in the style of 19th century carver Schtockschnitzler Simmons. Eight folky hand carved birds with original poly-chrome painted surface on a sassafras branch. Wonderful form and surface. Signed JRH. Height - 18".


Large Barber Pole

´╗┐Early 20th century barber pole with original polychrome painted surface. This is one of the tallest barber poles we have ever seen standing at 100 inches tall. The base is not original to the piece.

Indian Weathervane

Large and very graphic sheet iron Indian weathervane with original polychrome painted surface on both sides. Circa 1930's. Found in Berks County, PA. Height - 48". Museum display stand included.

Game Board

Late 19th century New England single sided game board with original polychrome painted surface. The border is decorated with desirable alternating hearts and diamonds. 15" square. Expected wear from usage.

Ellinger Watercolor

Ellinger (American 1913-2003) watercolor on parchment of potted tulips, mums and daffodils with a stylized bird. Original smoke decorated frame and signed D. Y. Ellinger on the base of the pot. One of his early works dating to the 1960's. Dimensions 17 1/2 x 20", 15 x 18" sight.

Amos Shontz Painting

Signed oil on canvas by Amos Shontz (American - 20th century) of a large barn oil. Dimensions - 13 1/2" x 11" sight.


Folky Cat Painting

Pastel on paper of a cat with a great folky expression in a molded frame with chip carved elements. Late 19th century. Found in New Hampshire. Dimensions: Frame - 11 x 13 1/2", Sight - 8 1/2 x 11 1/2".

Ellinger Watercolor

Ellinger (American 1913-2003) watercolor on parchment paper of a colorful peacock in repose on a checkered base with tiny polka dots. Brightly colored tulips and mums surround the central peacock figure. This beautiful work dates to his early period (the late 1960"s) and is presented in it's original paint decorated frame and is signed "D. Ellinger" below the base. Dimensions 18 x 13", 11 x 14 1/2" sight.

Ellinger Theorem

Signed oil on velvet theorem by Ellinger (American 1913-2003) with a basket of fruit including a desirable watermelon. Very crisp colors that are actually better than the photo. Original 19th century lemon gold frame that Ellinger often used. Dimensions: Frame - 19 x 26", Sight - 15 x 23 1/2".

Ellinger Theorem

Signed oil on velvet theorem by Ellinger (American 1913-2003). A very nice presentation of a basket of fruit and with a circling butterfly. Good crisp colors with original 19th century lemon gold frame that Ellinger used periodically instead of a paint decorated frame. Dimensions - 23x19 inches, 19x15 1/2 inches sight.

Large Patriotic Eagle

Large patriotic carved wooden eagle in original polychrome painted surface. This wonderful and imposing mid twentieth century spread-wing eagle has excellent form and detail. It would be an excellent addition to any patriotic Americana collection. Dimensions - 56" x 18".

NY Winter Scene Oil Painting

Unsigned oil on canvas found in upstate New York. Very nice presentation of a winter skating scene with good detail. Original gilt frame. Circa 1880. 23 1/2" x 17" (sight).

Patriotic Eagle

Mid twentieth century carved eagle with a banner reading "Don't Give Up The Ship". Made by the Artistic Carving Co. of Boston, Mass. Very good original condition with no paint restoration or repairs. Length - 29inches, Height 10 1/2 inches.

Carved Walnut Dog

Carved walnut dog in a resting position with the best folky facial expression. Found in Virginia. Height 8", Length - 13".

Jail Carvers Figure

Very folky carving of a man with a cane and briefcase by the PA Jail Carvers. The red tie and stripped pants are special attributes on this wonderful carving in our opinion. Similar carvings are highlighted in Richard S. Machmer's book "Just For Nice", page 49. Provenance - Jim Grievo, Denny L. Tracey. Height - 10 1/2".

New England Gameboard

Late nineteenth century gameboard with original polychrome painted surface. Single sided with two molded ends. Overall excellent condition with good crisp colors. 19" x 18 7/8".

Pa Fraktur

Southeastern PA fraktur with a heart, birds and flowers. Good crisp colors. Signed "Made by Sarah Klopp" on both sides on the bottom. Circa 1840. Loss in lower right corner. Size - 16" x 21".

Peacock Watercolor

A beautifully rendered watercolor on paper of a peacock in repose. It is signed D.W. and dates to 1905. Dimensions - 20" x 13" sight.

Cherub Weathervane

Mid twentieth century hollow full body angel Cherub weathervane with original verdigris surface on a contemporary custom metal stand. The vertical rod has been replaced but otherwise it is in untouched condition. Length 29".

Chalkware Lambs

Hollow body chalkware lamb and ewe in original, untouched painted surface. There is only very minor wear on the top and the base. Circa 1860.
Length - 7 3/4", Height - 4".

John Holloway Decoys

Matched pair of Pintails carved and painted by John Holloway of Parkertown, NJ. John is a well known carver who has won many awards and is highlighted in Loy S. Harrell's book Sixty Living and Outstanding North American Carvers. The pair are in excellent original condition. Circa 1995. Length - 17 1/2".

Ellinger Theorem

Signed oil on velvet theorem by Ellinger (American 1913-2003). Beautiful arrangement of flowers presented in an antique Canton bowl. Good crisp colors with original 19th century lemon gold frame. Dimensions 18 x 22", 13 1/2 x 17 1/4" sight.

Keith Collis Peacock

Fantastic carved and polychrome paint decorated peacock made by Pennsylvania carver Keith Collis. This is one of his early works that dates to the 1970's and is most likely one of a kind. This folky carving has everything going for it - size, form and great color. Width - 21", Height - 21".

Ellinger Still Life Study

Pencil and crayon still-life study by David Y. Ellinger entitled "Cocks Comb and Coleus". The piece is signed D. Ellinger in the bottom right hand corner and on the back with his signature looping heart. The inscription on the back reads "To John - all Best Success and Wishes. D.Y. Ellinger. This is clearly a one of a kind work by Ellinger in it's original black and green paint decorated frame. 8 x 11".

Keith Collis Bird Tree

Bird tree by Pennsylvania carver/artist Keith Collis. The six birds exhibit polychrome paint and were carved to be life size. Excellent overall condition.
Height "33"