Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Some Real Beauties

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COLLECTION of 12 CUT OUTS:

Documenting one girl from early childhood through graduation;
Inscribed: To my dearest Aunt Mattie, from Eileen
Circa 1935; Photo Statue Company, NYC
Photograph mounted on board. 4” x 10” each
[this item sold]

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KING OF CONJURERS


Circus banner: created by Bob the Signist, Bangor, Maine
Mid-20th Century
69-1/2” x 36”

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RARE COLLECTION OF FIGURATIVE AND ANIMAL CARVINGS

Unknown Carver, possibly African American
Mississippi, circa 1910-1930
This carver had a unique ability to convey both a primitive and highly sophisticated interpretation of human and animal forms. Depicting with great detail specific hand gestures and employing delicate construction methods the carver reflects an imaginative and highly personalized expression of the human spirit.
[this item sold]

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AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILT


Strip quilting, flying geese improvisation
Cotton. Red, white, blue, salmon and beige
1st half of the 20th cent, St. Louis, MO
80” x 72”
[this item sold]
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AFRICAN AMERICAN BEDROOM SET

Willie Freeman
Greer, South Carolina, Circa 1930
Idiosyncratically hand carved and incised oak retaining the original stained and varnished surface. Double Bed, Vanity and Wardrobe
(Bed measures: 57” x 75-1/2”).

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COW LOOKING AT A PORTERHOUSE AND RIB-EYE STEAK

Painting on Masonite
Butcher shop sign
1936, CT
93” x 42”
[this item sold]


HAVE YOU EVER GONE INTO A PERSON’S HOME, LOFT OR APARTMENT and seen an object so cool and mysterious and special that you end up blabbering something like “where did you GET that? That is SO-o cool!” These are the kind of objects that Andrew Flamm and Michelle Hauser of Odd Fellows Art and Antiques in Augusta, Maine sell. The pair have long been part of the vanguard of antique dealers who are redefining the antiques industry.

Check out their Web site for available objects and look for them at the best antique shows.

3 comments:

Joey said...

Damn that quilt is mind-numbing! They always have some of the BEST stuff!

John Foster said...

I know Joey! They sure do.

Linda said...

OH. Those CARVINGS! That QUILT.

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