Folk Art

We prefer a broad definition of Folk Art to include items made from untrained hands and eyes such as textiles, two and three dimensional art, utilitarian objects with or without flourishes, handcrafted furniture and tabletop objects. Most of our folk art is represented in very early American objects with more recent inclusions of contemporary art and sculpture.

Folk Art Featured Item

Folk Art Portable Desk

Portable desk in old red paint with some green and white trim. Inscribed inside in pencil, “Hannah M. Littlefield”….written May the 21, 1880 in the morning at 10 o’clock….”Forget me not though far away”. Interior holds secret compartments, an ink well, and hand written materials. A collector’s dream of a folk art item.

Measures 12″w x 5″h at front; 12″w x 6 1/2″h at rear.


Dog Head Walking Stick

Folk Art walking stick displayed on new museum stand. The delicate stick is made of bamboo with the handle resembling the head of a dog.

Measures 31″l


Civil War Diorama

Great piece of folk art and of U.S. history, this late 19th-early 20th Century diorama features civil war soldier hoisting flag outside army headquarters. Cannon made with watch dial. Polychrome paint.

Measures: 16″w x 11″h x 4 1/2″d


Merganser Decoys

Pair of Miniature Merganser decoys by Charlie Hunt. Signed Elma, NY.

Measure 6 3/4″l x 2 1/2″w and 6 1/2″l x 2 1/2″w    


Sling Shot

Early 20th C specialty sling shot with carved and painted animals. Hound dog has “treed” the bear. New museum stand.

Measures:  12 1/2″h


Jumping Jack

Jumping Jack string toy in impressive size and colors. Painted on both sides in different and reverse colors. With old cord intact, it still works just fine. From private collection of Stephen Corrigan, Vermont antiques dealer.

Measures 24″l x 13″w x 1 1/4″d


PA Dutch Bride’s Box

First half of the 19th C, Pennsylvania origin; this traditional box created for the bride is oval in shape and made of bent wood. Strong and sturdy, as were the brides, it has a deep lid and polychrome paint decorating the sides with flowers. The top appears to be a night sky background with a painting of trees at the edges enclosing the figures of a man and a woman. Inscribed across the top in German recounts a promise to love forever. Interior of bottom has two sets of initials and some numbers.

Measures 17″l x 7 1/2″h x 10



Early 1900’s Folk Art carved and painted “Cobbler”; on the sole of a shoe; telling a story.

Measures  8″l x 1 1/2″w x 5″h


Folk Art Shore Birds

Pair of large mid century carved and painted white and gray folk art shore birds in large sizes. Due to their large size, they would look great as doorway sentinels. Sold as a pair.​                        

Measures 38″h x 17″w