1840 ORIGINAL WINTER WHITE HOUSE ART PAINTING BB PRINT SIGNED

White House

This is an original 1840 signed BB print hand painted snow 11 ½” x 8 ½” art of White House. There is also faded signature on bottom left side of this piece. It has old wood frame. It is a delightful historical piece. This was done on cold winter day and months after, on April 14, 1840, as the House considered the appropriation of $3,665 for landscaping the grounds and repairing the White House furniture changed.

1800’S VICTORIAN BRONZE FRENCH FRAME

BEAUTY

BEAUTY

This fantastic piece is 1880’s French bronze frame, It is masterfully made and can be used on table top or wall.   This period of French bronze and art was a Neoclassical period of Rodin was trying to escape from. Bronzing and art bronzes are some of my favorite pieces in the antique world.

1900 DECOY DUCK CANVASBACK DRAKE SAM BARNES HAVRE DE GRACE MACKEY COLLECTION

MUSEUM QUALITY

MUSEUM QUALITY

Wood Decoy from 1900, from the Wm J Mackey Jr. Collection, has original stamp and tag. It is Canvasback drake by Sam Barnes Havre De Grace MD.   He is 16 1/4″ has all original paint. this is an exceptional decoy and museum quality!     Wood decoys first started in early 1800’s.  Ever since Joel Barber, the first known decoy collector, started in 1918, decoys have become increasingly viewed as an important form of North American folk art.

VINTAGE METAL FOLK ART MOTION WIND GARDEN ART MARITIME ROWING BOAT

ROW! ROW!

ROW! ROW!

1900 vintage balancing motion folk garden art. It is all heavy metal and moves great, has original paint. Measures 12″  Whimsical garden folk art has been around since 18th century.   It is what gave joy and claim to their land , farmers used them as wind direction, Kids often played with them. They were works of art each piece was hand crafted and made. There is a big interest in these pieces now days. The craft is still active and alive today

VINTAGE 1950’S ORIGINAL MID-CENTURY PAUL EVANS BRONZE ART

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This is a wonderful vintage 1950’s bronze original art from Paul Evans. It is unsigned, I could not find initials or signature. This came from estate of person who had known Paul in PA in late 1950’s early 1960’s and was a gift.   It is a super nice piece, It measures almost 7″ weighs over 25lbs solid bronze.   An American born furniture designer, sculptor and artist, , who is famous for his contributions to American furniture design and the American Craft Movement of the 1970s, and with his work with the influential American manufacturer Directional Furniture. His creation of metal sculpted furniture set him apart.

1950s Frank Polk Western Bandit Mills Slot Machine

slot machine1950s Frank Polk Character slots came into being in the early 1950s when Frank Polk carved 92 life-size statues to hold slot machines.  As the price of an original Polk character slot machine rose beyond the reach of even the most ardent collector, a few other artists started to carve character slots in 1977.  There are only several hundred of the wood carved character slots in existence, and therefore, they are quite rare and hard to find.  He is solid wood stand over 6ft.