Material: Wood…cannot ascertain species due to paint coverage; iron clamp screw &
Condition: Fine original condition, bright paint, good patina
Additional Information: Turned and molded drum form table clamp with handwrought and filed
thumbscrew. Cup finial above blades featuring sweet little heart shape escutcheons…perhaps
made as a love token.
Measurement: Cap: 12" x 7" x 6.75"; height on wall mount: 25.5"; wall to outside edge
of cap: 14.5"
Material: Carved hardwood
Condition: Excellent, surface displays scattered flaking commensurate with age and
weathering; displays very nicely
Additional Information: Liberty poles capped with Liberty Caps were erected in town
squares…the iconic symbol is displayed on coins, and seals; Miss. Liberty is often
shown with a Liberty cap on pole within diversified mediums. Before the Revolutionary
War, a secret society was formed, its members, The Sons of Liberty often met under
“Liberty Trees”. The “Liberty Poles” were symbols of the same “Liberty Trees”. Not only
is Miss. Liberty depicted carry a pole surmounted with the iconic symbol, she is
frequently depicted wearing the classic symbol also known as a Phrygian cap. Carved
wooden caps were carried in American patriotic parades and at political events such as
parades in cities and towns visited by General Lafayette during his twenty-four-state
tour of 1824-1825. This rare artifact displays a shallow mortise within hat band, likely for
a rope pulley suggesting that it was atop a flagpole. The wrought iron shaft is original to
The cap can be displayed as shown or vertically…or on a conical riser so only the hat is
shown. We have fabrication services available.
Three red stars over two horizontal red bars on a white field, [same as the flag of
Washington D.C.] the domed crest surmounted by carved face: the whole within deeply
carved scrolled border. Original weathers surface in dry patina, traces of gold gilt.
Losses and minor imperfections; displays well.
(Height: 20.75"; width: 14.5"; depth: 4.25")
A deeply carved walnut architectural portrait depicting the plant with railroad siding centered by floral border mounted within twig carved frame.
Fine original history with robust patina. (24.5 x 18")
A dramatic tableau soliciting interpretation; classic image of Uncle Sam seated, backed up to a tree stump just out-of-reach of a rattlesnake. The snake, (a classic image of treason) is displayed in an aggressive pose, seemingly positioned to attack Uncle Sam, however, the serpent and is shackled; bound to a stanchion of sorts. On the snakes back are two muscular men wearing loincloths, possibly ex-slaves; one holding a flag.
(H: 6.5"; L: 43.25"; D: 7.5") Shipping this sculpture is not a problem; will need crating.
Saloon displaying a bartender, two standing patrons toasting with mugs of beer and a seated man with two bottles on the table. The backbar displays bottles and a sign for Union Cigars – Havana. This composition is complete with the maker’s trademark “FIND THE MISSING MAN” whom is in the tiny lavatory under the floorboards. (H: 11.5")
Burl carved head, upholstery fiber hair, original shoes and padding under clothing. Ogden served in the American Civil War, he worked as a wagon maker and was known as "The Jackknife Artist," who carved pieces to exhibit and sell at local fairs. He built and lived in a small cabin at Angelica, New York; his works filled the interior and exterior and became locally known as "Moses Ogden's Wonderland." See Rico and Maresca, American Primitive, Discoveries in Folk Sculpture, pp 236 and 237
(Seated in painted Windsor chair; H: 45", W: 16.75", D: 20")
This figure represents one of the earliest of the rival daredevils who attempted going over Niagara Falls during the first decades of the twentieth century. White pine, carved and painted, iron bands, original painted decoration. The barrel stamped: "P,.P. + H. Palmer" (Height: 12.5".)
Howard and Catherine Feldman collection; David A. Schorsch, 1995: Tony and Sally Grassi Collection.
Susan Klein and Cynthia V.A. Schaffner, "Living with antiques: A folk art collection in Pennsylvania," The Magazine Antiques, September, 1984, page 569, figure 4.
The surface is covered with a rich variety of objects such as buttons, jewelry, railroad tokens; tintype photographs, glass vials, shells, colored glass, Crucifixes, lion's heads; even three Tartan Ware napkin rings and a small painted tin hand! The selection, positioning and application of objects is amazing as is the compartmentalized balance; object transitioning and relationships. The artist identified himself by a printed card framed within a repousse brass photograph frame surmounted with cutout brass numerals "1894" centered by glass windows. The work is architecturally significant; staircases lead to a balustrade deck with a spiral staircase leading to covered observation deck crowned by a sheet metal umbrella. The work seduces emotional participation; can't be appreciated without focused and relaxed timely observation.
There are a few small areas of loss, piece is stable; constructed in three sections.
(Dimensions: H: 45"; W: 16.25"; D: 16.25")
As depicted, small carving depicting Washington in civilian clothing, with fire gilt steel sword and holding rolled paper in hand with arm extended. This carving with terrific surface having rich patina, appears to be worked in maple.
Height: 5 5/8".
274-79 - SOLD
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