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FOLK ART


LARGE 19TH CENTURY PRIMITIVE CARVED SPOONRACK
A SUPERB CHIP CARVED SPOON RACK RETAINING LAYERS OF POLYCHROME PAINT WORK, ELABORATE PIERCED CARVING DECORATING THE THREE SHAPED UPRIGHT SUPPORTS, LOWER SUPPORT RACK WITH TWO ROWS FOR HOLDING SPOONS AND UTENSILS, OF PEGGED CONSTRUCTION. THE REAR WITH ORIGINAL EXPOSED HARDWOOD(BEECH/SYCAMORE), MINOR CHIP TO RIGHT SIDE CARVING (SEE PHOTO) OBVIOUS AGE BUT STRUCTURALLY SOUND NO WORM. IN BOUGHT AS SEEN CONDITION FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.
LOVELY ORIGINAL PIECE OF FOLK ART.

DIMENSIONS:
42CM TALL
48CM WIDE
8CM DEEP
Price: £895





LARGE 18TH CENTURY CARVED FIGUREHEAD ON PLINTH
A LARGE LATE 17TH / EARLY 18TH CENTURY CARVED FIGUREHEAD ON PLINTH, OLD TRACES OF POLYCHROME & VARNISH -LIKELY WALNUT OR OAK , LONG FLOWING BEARD & THOUSAND YARD STARE.. GREAT DECORATIVE/SCULPTURAL PIECE. STOOD ON BESPOKE HARDWOOD LATER STAND.

DIMENSIONS:
71CM TALL
28CM WIDE
35CM DEEP
Ref: LARGE FIGUREHEAD
Price: £850





LARGE FINE 19TH CENTURY WELSH SAMPLER / EMBROIDERY WORK
A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF A LATE 19TH CENTURY EMBROIDERY WORK 'CYMRU AM BYTH' (WALES FOREVER), AMETHYST BACKGROUND WITH TWO VIVID WELSH DRAGONS & IVORY FLEYR DE LYS , ABOVE SILVER TWINE EMBROIDERED 'CYMRU AM BYTH /WALES ' . ONLY THE SLIGHTEST FADING HELPING TO EXHIBIT THE AGE OF THE PIECE SET IN A CONTEMPORARY PAINTED WOODEN FRAME, OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION AND COLOUR. LOVELY EXAMPLE OF A BIT OF PATRIOTIC FOLK ART..
FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

DIMENSIONS:
53CM TALL
50CM WIDE
3CM DEEP
Price: £550





LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY PITCAIRN CARVED FLYING FISH
A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF A LARGE CARVED WOOD FLYING FISH FROM PITCAIRN ISLAND IN THE REMOTE CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN (ONCE REFUGE OF INFAMOUS 'THE BOUNTY ' MUTINEERS IN THE 18TH CENTURY,).
BEAUTIFULLY CURVED SHAPED TORSO WITH INSET INLAID EYES AND SHARP TEETH, APPLIED FLYING FIN WITH BRASS SCREW, THE REVERSE STAMPED PITCAIRN ISLAND. NICE FIGURED TIMBER AND OLD AMBER VARNISH PATINA. OLD HOOK TO THE REVERSE,NICE DECORATIVE PIECE LOOKS SUPERB 'IN FLIGHT ON THE WALL..

DIMENSIONS:
58CM LONG
11CM WIDE
11CM DEEP
Ref: PITCAIRN FISH
Price: £480





19TH CENTURY WELSH FOLK ART SLATE INKWELL
AN UNUSUAL 19TH CENTURY WELSH FOLK ART HAND CRAFTED INKWELL WITH SHAPED REMOVABLE LIDS FOR THE INKWELLS, LARGE SOLID BRASS CARRYING HANDLE FINIAL WITH BRASS PAD FEET.
(SLATE FOLK ART LIKE THIS WAS OFTEN MADE BY THE QUARRYMEN OF THE SLATE QUARRIES OF WALES AS GIFTS OR AS AN ADDITIONAL SOURCE OF INCOME).

DIMENSIONS:
12CM TALL
23CM DEEP
16CM WIDE
Price: £350





FINE 19TH CENTURY WELSH FIRESIDE FOOTMAN & TRIVET
SUPERB EXAMPLE OF A PIERCED BRASS & IRON FOOTMAN & ADJUSTABLE TRIVET, EVEN INITIALED 'B-J'.
BOTH IN CLEANED CONDITION. ONCE A MAINSTAY OF THE HEARTHSIDE IN DOMESTIC SETTINGS FOR SHOW AS WELL AS FUNCTIONALITY- A LOT OF LOVE AND EFFORT GONE INTO THESE PIECES.

DIMENSOSIONS:
33CM TALL
34CM WIDE
36CM DEEP
Price: £275




EARLY 19TH CENTURY NOVELTY FOLK ART OAK TREEN SNUFF/ TOBACCO BOX
A LOVELY LITTLE OAK SNUFF OR TOBACCO KEEP IN THE SHAPE OF A SHOE, OPANAK STYLED LIKELY EASTERN EUROPE, CARVED FROM A SINGLE PIECE OF OAK, AXE & ANTLERS SCRATCH CARVED ON THE FRONT. FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.

DIMENSIONS:
7CM TALL
10CM LONG
4CM WIDE
Price: £150





PRIMITIVE NOVELTY CARVED LABURNUM SNUFF BOX
A CHARMING LITTLE PRIMITIVE SNUFFBOX CARVED FROM A SINGLE PIECE OF LABURNUM WOOD, CARVED LIONS TO THE REAR WITH FIGURE BEARING FLOWERS TO THE LID, OLD TRACES OF PAINTWORK, CARVED TO THE SHAPE OF A BOUND BOOK.MINOR DAMAGE TO HINGED LID (SEE PHOT0). FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

DIMENSIONS:
10CM LONG
6CM WIDE
2.5CM DEEP
Ref: LION SNUFFBOX
Price: £120





19th CENTURY WELSH SLATE FOLK ART BUREAU WITH RARE TRACES OF SCUMBLE
LOVELY EXAMPLE OF A 19TH CENTURY QUARRYMANS FOLK ART SLATE BUREAU, WELL CARVED DETAIL TO THE FRONT WITH OLD BRASS HANDLES, SHAPED SWEPT BASE. PIECES SUCH AS THIS WERE MADE BY THE QUARRYMEN AS GIFTS AND TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR INCOMES. THIS EXAMPLE HAS THE UNUSUAL TRACES OF OLD MAHOGANY COLOURED SCUMBLE PAINTWORK , LIKELY PROVIDING A MORE DECORATIVE WOOD EFFECT FINISH.

DIMENSIONS:
13CM TALL
15CM WIDE
7CM DEEP
Ref: RED SLATE BUREAU
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