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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 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





SUPERB LATE 19TH CENTURY FRUITWOOD LOVESPOON
A GOOD FLATBACK STYLE CARVED CONTINENTAL LOVESPOON WITH DEEP RELIEF CARVED FLORAL DESIGN, DEEP ELONGATED BOWL, NICE RICH COLOUR FRUITWOOD & DENSE GRAIN.

DIMENSIONS:
27CM LONG
5CM DEEP
2CM DEEP
Ref: SPOON
Price: £220





LATE 19TH CENTURY CARVED FRUITWOOD LOVESPOON
A FINELY CARVED FLATBACK STYLE LOVESPOON WITH RELIEF FLORAL OF DAFFODILS AND WILD ROSE DESIGN AND DEEP SHAPED DISH, LOVELY DENSE NUTTY BROWN GRAIN AND COLOUR.

DIMENSIONS:
27CM LONG
5CM WIDE
2.5CM DEEP
Ref: NUT BROWN FLORAL LOVESPOON
Price: £200





PRIMITIVE IRISH WALL CANDLE BOX
A LATE 19TH/ EARLY EDWARDIAN POLYCHROME PAINTED IRISH WALL CANDLE BOX, WITH SHAPED BACK AND HINGED LIFT UP LID, SEVERAL LAYERS OF PAINT TO SURFACE, VARIOUS HOLES TO REAR FOR FIXING IN ITS TIME. FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.

DIMENSIONS:
38CM TALL
25CM WIDE
16CM DEEP
Ref: BLUE GREEN IRISH WALL BOX
Price: £140





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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