Because Reading is Fundamental...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cobra Man









Intricately carved folk art cane with a figure of a man, a cobra, and flowering vines. Circa 1880.

Available at Anonymous Works.

More proof of time travel...


I love these shots of really strange abstract forms in antique photos. Is it just me or do they just seem so out of place? This is ""Chip" among the dead ones". Now Chip's a dead one. Pretty cool shot.

Available here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Early 20th Century African American Ventriloquist Figure







Rare circa 1900-1910 African American ventriloquist figure made by William Henry James Shaw in Victoria, Missouri.

Available here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Eskimo Basketry Tea Kettle


Collected in 1909 at the Alaskan/Yukon Pacific Exhibition.

Available at Cowan's.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wedding Painting



A double sided wedding painting from the 1940's.

Available here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Target




Circa 1920's RPPC of a shooting target.

Available here.

Pillow Portrait



Circa 1890 pillow front with a portrait of a woman.

Available here.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Reading Boy



Half-length marble figure of a boy reading. Measures 16 1/2"h. Ex-Gerald Kornblau.

Sold for $8,500.00 (w/o reserve) at Stair Galleries.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

White Howler









Rare large howling cat shooting gallery target with white painted surface.

Available here.