Because Reading is Fundamental...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1856 Folk Art Carved Stone Portrait Bust






American
Mid 19th Century
Carved stone bust of a man's head with a carved date of 1856. Found in the southern United States. Great facial character worn in from many years of exposure to the elements. Possibly a boundary marker.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

1930's Painted Wood Shoe Shine Stand


Sold for $125.00 at Brunk Auctions.

1869 Folk Art Painted Sun Dial


Great anthropomorphic face!

Sold at Pook & Pook for $3200.00.

Folk Art Carving of a Mother and Child




Sold for $152.51 on eBay. Found in Sweden. I'm curious if this will one day be attributed to being American. It's a nice carving regardless.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An 1870's Darth Vader and C-3PO


Courtesy of Steve Erenberg's blog, Industrial Anatomy, are these incredible pair of mid to late 19th century smoke masks.

He says the buzz among collectors is that the Lucas designers were inspired by these designs.

What do you think?