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FOLK ART
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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





SUPERB GEORGIAN LIGNUM VITAE MUSHROOM TOP STRING BOX
UNTOUCHED ORIGINAL CONDITION,WONDERFUL RICH COLOUR AND PATINATION, WITH UNUSUAL MUSHROOM SHAPED SCREW TOP, TURNED FROM DENSE FIGURED LIGNUM VITAE TIMBER, NICE GENTLE WEAR THROUGHOUT. BOUGHT PRIVATELY.

DIMENSIONS:
13CM TALL
10CM WIDE
10CM DEEP
Ref: LIGNUM VITAE STRING BOX
Price: £395





GOOD 19TH CENTURY WELSH FRUITWOOD SALT
A LOVELY HONEST EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRUITWOOD SALT,LIKELY APPLE WOOD- WITH UPPER RIM & CENTRAL DECORATIVE RING. A PIECE SUCH AS THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO HOLD SALT IN THE DOMESTIC SETTING OF HOUSEHOLD.LOVELY RICH COLOUR AND PATINATION, HOLE WHERE LATER HANDLE POSSIBLY PLACED NOW REMOVED OR POSSIBLY A LOOSENED TWIG KNOT IN THE TIMBER. BOUGHT PRIVATELY.

DIMENSIONS:
Ref: WELSH SALT FRUITWOOD DISH
Price: £350





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





UNUSUAL EARLY 19TH CENTURY MARINERS COCONUT SHELL DRINKING VESSEL
A RELIEF CARVED COCONUT DRINKING VESSEL OF PRIMITIVE FORM, CARVED OF THREE PIECES , LOVELY DARK POLISHED PATINATION, FIXED WITH BRASS INSET SCREW.IN ORIGINAL UNTOUCHED CONDITION. PIECES LIKE THIS WERE SOMETIMES BROUGHT BACK BY MARINERS AS FUNCTIONAL NOVELTY GIFTS AFTER TRAVELLING ON VOYAGES OVERSEAS .BOUGHT PRIVATELY.

DIMENSIONS:
14CM TALL
10CM WIDE
10CM DEEP
Ref: COCONUT VESSEL
Price: £195





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



 
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