Folk Art, Art & Decoys

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Cat Hooked Rug

Super folky hooked rug with a black and white cat on a red ground with flowers, a bumblebee and small kitty foot prints around the perimeter. The expression on the cat’s face is off the charts cool. Wool on burlap. Signed P D and dated 1972. Excellent original condition with no defects. 36” x 25”.



Early Hooked Rug

Excellent circa 1900 hooked rug with a a super folky presentation. Titled HOME with squirrels, tulips. a red house and a triangle border. Wool and cotton on burlap. Professionally mounted for hanging. Diameter - 39 inches.



Running Horse Hooked Rug

Circa 1930 hooked rug of a black running horse on a tan ground. Punchy red, tan and black swags around the perimeter. Professionally mounted for display. 35” x 23”.


German Krampus Candy Container

Rare German made paper mache Krampus candy container. Stamped “Made in Germany” on underside. Circa 1920. Very good condition with as expected ware from use. Height - 9 inches.



Cast Zinc Eagle

Late 19th century cast zinc spread-wing eagle perched on a plinth. Excellent original oxidized surface. It may have been utilized as a pilothouse element on a small steamship or tug boat. Probably of New England origin. Height - 15', Width - 21".



Miniature Watercolor Portraits

Pair of 19th century American watercolors on paper, likely a brother and sister. Presented in period figured maple frames. 6 1/2" x 5 1/2". Very slight toning.


Merganser Decoy

Carved merganser decoy by John Hamilton of West Creek NJ. Excellent form and condition with original painted surface. Signed on the bottom. Length - 18".


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".


Black Figure Jack N' The Box

Rare black figure Jack N' The Box. Probably of German origin and dating to 1920's. Made of wood and composition. Original condition and in good working order. There are losses to the paper covering as shown in the photos. Height with lid open - 8".


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".


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.


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.


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.


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". Provenance Terry Dwyer.


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 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"