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Friday, February 25, 2011

A Fallen Woman


Remnants of what was once a nice 1946 amateur folk carving of a woman, unfortunately taken down by the US Postal Service. Just a reminder to all of you eBay buyers out there....remember to get insurance!

Fashion Crime Scrapbook









Ok, so it's not exactly like it sounds in the title, although I'd love to see that sort of scrapbook too...a 1930's version of "What Not to Wear".

This one is a little different: A circa 1931 Carlton Fashions catalog filled with newspaper clippings of child abduction, murder and violent crime.

Just plain weird.

Available here.

Circa 1980 Fornasetti Italian Glass Lamp



Available here.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black Lacquer Beauty






Folk art carved and lacquered woman, dated 1941.

Measures 7 1/4" tall.

Red and White






Going to NYC? From March 25-30th, the Park Avenue Armory will be featuring a special exhibit by the American Folk Art Museum titled "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts," the largest quilt exhibition ever to be displayed in New York City. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.

Discover here.

Collection of Joanna S. Rose

Outlined


Available here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

His Master's Voice




Circa 1930's - 1940's folk art carving of a dog, resembling Nipper, the RCA Victor company's famous trademark image.

Measures 8 1/4" tall.

Old Friends



Sold for $185.49 on eBay.