Musical Instrument, Mandolin
Folk-Art Mandolin, American, c. 1920's
Marquetry body, with carved neck, and 14 total frets
Sound hole is Crescent Moon with 10 cut-out stars on top,
Reminds us of a South Carolina motif, but no firm history
Carved one-piece bridge and saddle is included, but not installed.
Depending on where the saddle is installed, scale can be 14-18"
10.5" from nut to 14th fret. Some toning to varnish, but no discernable play wear.
Not strung, so not evaluated as a playing instrument, but instead as a great piece of
folk art. Great folk art musical instrument to be hung on the wall or added
to a great folk art or musical instrument collection. (L 28.5", W 11.75” D: 2")
Antique, Folk Art Carved Card Case, Tavern Scene, Foliate
Likely Northern European, Late 19th Century
Gentleman smoking pipes seated at table laden with bottles and glasses.
Lid slides within a half-dovetail, competently carved. (5" x 3.5" x .5")
Tramp Art, Lidded Box, 1902, Cigar Box Mahogany, Stepped Pyramid Designs
Three-layer graduated chip carved geometric segments; horizontal center section of all
panels upholstered in green brushed cotton velvet against which are the laminated and
stained segments. The center panel of lid displays “Ch.S over 1902 against green
velvet…flanked by pilsner type beer glasses.
(Height: 4.25"; width: 9.25"; depth: 5.25", one 3” by 3/8” piece is missing from base of
back; loss doesn’t distract; we are able to have it replaced.)