Folky Standing Corner Shelf

Folky Standing Corner ShelfFolky Standing Corner Shelf – $1650

Four tiered with a pierced back displaying birds, deer, goats, horses and a farmer. The sides and feet are scalloped, made of Walnut.

American, c. 1930. 42” x 28” x 18 ½”.

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English Folk Painting of Orphanage with a Girl and Dog

English Folk Painting of Orphanage with a Girl and DogEnglish Folk Painting of Orphanage with a Girl and Dog – $2000

Naive British portrait depicting a girl skipping rope with her dog outside of an orphanage, with a circular winding driveway.

Although flat and two dimensional the painting has great attention to detail, including the stone block structure, drainpipe and windows.

Oil on canvas. Housed in a large ogee stained pine frame, c. 1890

Sight dimensions: 19 1/2″ x 23″, framed dimensions: 27″ x 31″.

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Rare Early Federal Nantucket Candle Stand

Rare Early Federal Nantucket Candle StandRare Early Federal Nantucket Candle Stand – $12,500

Rare Early Federal Nantucket Candle Stand

One of the finest examples of a Nantucket candle stand made by Herman Ellis (1777-1816).

Made from mahogany with a serpentine top and blocked corners, decoratively inlaid with centering compass and quarter fans out of Lace wood. The turned urn and donut column rest on finely shaped legs and snake feet.

Nantucket, c. 1800-1810. 28 ½” x 19 ¾” x 19 ¾”.

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Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury

Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew SandsburyLarge Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury

This large 13″ oval swing basket was made on the South Shoal Lightship and has an oak swing handle and staves, brass ears, and maple bottom. The handle is signed “K.B. Welch Stoughton Mass”. It is in great overall condition with the desired dark brown patina.

Attributed to Andrew Jackson Sandsbury (1830-1902). Sandsbury put in 23 years aboard the South Shoal Lightship, nine of those years as a Captain.

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Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket by Frederick Chadwick with Original Label

Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket by Frederick Chadwick with Original LabelShallow Round Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket by Frederick Chadwick with Original Label – $2500

Shallow round sewing basket in excellent condition with oak bail style handles, with mahogany base which has incised rings and a brass button.

The exterior bottom retains the original paper jelly label and the original price of $4.00.

Made by Frederick Chadwick (1857-1936),circa 1920.

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Carousel Prancing Horse Made by Dentzel Carousel Company

Carousel Prancing Horse Made by Dentzel Carousel CompanyCarousel Prancing Horse Made by Dentzel Carousel Company – $18,500

A prancing horse carved from basswood with glass eyes and a faceted “Jewell” on harness. Leather and iron stirrups.

Retains an excellent old surface.  Germantown, PA, circa 1890-1910. 53” x 57” x 22”.

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Pair of Carved Miniature Cow Heads, dated 1942.

Pair of Carved Miniature Cow Heads, dated 1942.Pair of Carved Miniature Cow Heads, dated 1942. – Sold!

Each cow is carved from pine with glass eyes and maintains their original paint. Both signed and dated on the back “AMP 1942”,  painted with the 1942 date and “Dalton, Minn.” is written in pencil on the front.

Smaller: 5″ x 3 ½” x 3” Larger: 5 ½” 3 ½” x 3”.

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Two Songbirds on a Decorative Perch

Two Songbirds on a Decorative PerchTwo Songbirds on a Decorative Perch – $975

Finely carved birds with raised wings, wired legs and white glass eyes. Made of Pine with painted beaks and stain. The perch has a pierced scrolled base and top.

American, c. 1920. 9” x 9” x 17 ¼”.

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Carved and Painted Deer Head by Axel Gustafson

Carved and Painted Deer Head by Axel GustafsonCarved and Painted Deer Head by Axel Gustafson – $4500

Carved and painted folky deer head with glass eyes and recycled antlers, mounted on a green painted shield plaque. Carved in naturalistic style.

Original condition with some age cracks.  Attributed to Axel Gustafson (1867-1945), Franklinville, New York c.1925. 31” x 16” x 17½”.

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Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post

Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post with copper ring.  American, c. 1920. Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post – $875

Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post with copper ring.

American, c. 1920.

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Carved Folky Dog Head

Carved Folky Dog HeadCarved Folky Dog Head – $450

Primitively carved out of two pieces.

Pine with original brown and black paint. American, c. 1920, 7” x 7” x 4 ¾”.

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“The White Horse”

"The White Horse"The White Horse – Sold!

Oil on Masonite, 11” x 11”.

English, c. 1950.

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Folk Art Wall Pocket with Great Surface

Folk Art Wall Pocket with Great SurfaceFolk Art Wall Pocket with Great Surface – $1750

A folk art wooden wall pocket with polychrome paint and relief carved design of a deer with vines, urns and flowers.

Virginia, c. 1870, 18” x 21” x 6”.

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“Ray’s Court, Nantucket” by James Walter Folger

"Ray’s Court, Nantucket" by James Walter FolgerRay’s Court, Nantucket – $7500

Oil on Canvas, 11 ½” x 19 ½”, sight

James Walter Folger (1851-1918)

Dated 1904

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Pair of French Toleware Lanterns

Pair of French Toleware LanternsPair of French Toleware Lanterns

Pair of hanging toleware hanging lanterns with gilt highlights in hexagonal form.

French, c. 1875, 29” H.

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Primitive Horse Carving

Primitive Horse CarvingPrimitive Horse Carving – $750

A folk art carved wood and gesso painted standing horse with painted cloth saddle and horse hair tail, mounted on a later made black painted platform.

American, c. 1930, 21” x 21” x 5”.

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Unusual Early Nantucket Lightship Basket 

Unusual Early Nantucket Lightship Basket Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury – $3800

This 9” round basket has a squared oak stationary handle with cane staves and pine bottom. Each stave is nailed thru the base.

Mint condition with a rich honey patina, c. 1860-1870.

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Vintage Abercrombie and Fitch Leather Pig Ottoman

Vintage Abercrombie and Fitch Leather Pig OttomanVintage Abercrombie and Fitch Leather Pig Ottoman – $975

A hand-stitched and fabricated leather footrest pig, in a brown rich supple finish, showing the texture of the aged leather.

Hand-stitched and made by the original designer, Dimitri Omersa. English, c. 1960. 16 ½” x 24” 10 ½”.

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Two Small Songbirds on a Branch

Two Small Songbirds on a BranchTwo Small Songbirds on a Branch – $450

Carved and painted with raised wings and wired legs. 

American, c. 1970. 7” x 7”

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Half Bushel Nantucket Lightship Basket

Half Bushel Nantucket Lightship BasketHalf Bushel Nantucket Lightship Basket  – $3500

Half bushel Nantucket lightship basket with thick Oak staves, handle and ears.

The base is turned from Mahogany. Both the handle and the bottom of the base is stamped “R.P.P”. Unknown maker, c, 1875.

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Folk Art American Shield

Folk Art American ShieldFolk Art American Shield – Sold!

Folk art painted sign of an American shield with thirteen raised stars on a blue field above red and white stripes and a scalloped top. Pine with paint and gesso. American, c. 1940, 31” x 24”.
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“Employees Only” Sign

“Employees Only” Sign“Employees Only” Sign – $1750

Painted yellow block lettering on black ground. Original untouched paint.

7.5” x 24.75” c. 1890.

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Whaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace Long

Whaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace LongWhaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace Long – Sold

Whaler and Whale Whirligig
Made by Wallace Long (1891-1955).
All original except for replaced paddles.
c. 1952. 41” x 40” x 11”.

Captain Wallace Long spent most of his years on the sea, where he captained a number of Nantucket boats, including the Alice Wentworth. Long was also considered one of Nantucket’s finest cabinet makers. In later years he worked as a custodian at the Nantucket Whaling Museum.

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Pair of Folky Carved Doves

Pair of Folky Carved DovesPair of Folky Carved Doves – Sold

Carved from a heavy wood with painted metal feet.  

Made by Homer Lawrence of Indiana, c. 1960. 

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“Wharf Rat Club” by Gerald Foster

“Wharf Rat Club” by Gerald FosterWharf Rat Club by Gerald Foster– Sold!

Oil on Canvas Board, 4” x 5”
Gerald Foster (1900-1987) c. 1950.

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