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.
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
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
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
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