Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Liberty Stove Plate

Early 19th century cast iron figural stove plate. A rare survivor.

Available at Anonymous Works.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Folk Art Portrait by Louis Berkowitz

Part of a group of twenty paintings dated from the 1960's - 1970's discovered about 20 years ago.

Sold for $1,000.00 at Carlsen Gallery, Inc.

19th Century Folk Art Doll

Sold for $1,000.00 at Carlsen Gallery.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Early 20th Century Pipe Holder with Carved Nude

Possibly an end of day whimsey, this sculpture was carved out of a brick and painted with silver radiator paint. I don't smoke, but it will make a good business card holder! Found in Galesburg, Illinois.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

African American Grotesque Lamp

Circa 1940's-1950's folk art lamp with multiple grotesque faces. Following in the African American face jug tradition, this rare and unusual lamp was recently found in the South.

Available at Anonymous Works.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Amputation

Early 20th century folk art carving of an amputation! From an old diorama automation in San Francisco. Comes with a small coffin and a bucket to catch blood too! Who wouldn't want this?

Available at Anonymous Works.

Frankenstein Mask Mold

Circa 1960's double sided mask mold for a children's Frankenstein mask.

Available at Anonymous Works.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

George Washington Bust

Early folk art carved bust of George Washington. Found as a finial on the top of a staircase in an old farmhouse in Sneedville, Tennessee.