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

Workman with Overalls

Carved and Painted Workman is a handsome piece of folk art.  Midwestern origin, 1920’s. Carved wood and painted. All orginial, including clothing and his broom.  Unsigned.  

Measures 17″h x 7″w


Small Seabird

This small seabird is a replica of one that graces the dust cover of the book by Robert Bishop,  “American Folk Sculpture”, and on  page 176, figure 320 of the same book. Carved and painted by Wayne Ayers.        

Measures  14″l x 11″h x 4 1/2″w



Black man marionette, carved, painted and jointed wood. This vintage marionette has cotton, hand made shirt and coveralls, a wooden hat. Newer stand.                          

Measures 24″h



Mid Century signed, seated Dalmatian wood sculpture with plaster embellishments and then painted. Appears  to be ready for the firetruck  

15  1/2″h x 6″w x 8″d     


Double Saltbox

19th C hand carved and worked double saltbox with heart – all created from one block of wood. Amazing folk art!          

Measures 7 1/2″h x 6″w


Dog Bird

“Dog Bird” Folk Art carving. Good remaining paint. Ex. Hypoint Collection.

Measures 25 1/2″ w x 27″h


Folk Art Bird Painting

PA Folk Art Bird watercolor on board or artist board. Late 19th C. Classic PA Dutch Distelfink is the more common term for a bird with this form. 

Measures 9 1/2″w x 11 1/2″h



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


“Eden Story”

Recent oil on Canvas by Janet Jackson, American Artist. Titled “Eden Story” (Red Eyed Dog Series #2)                           

Measures 26 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ framed