Scrimshaw and American Folk Art for Sale

In the Folk Art category, dealers offer a variety of vintage Americana and folk art for sale. Folk art particularly covers the work of skilled laborers, tradesmen and indigenous people. Items important to the colonial arts, such as colonial maps and scrimshaw can be found among paintings, sculpture and decorative arts that define American style. Also available are ship models, a Nantucket basket, and weathervanes for sale, that reflect the history of American folk art. Additionally, a selection of presidential memorabilia including bronze profiles and life masks, autograph albums, and signed orders round out this story-driven collection.

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Folk Art Paintings & Prints

There are many beautiful paintings and prints from the 18th-20th centuries representing folk life in America. Dealers offer their finest Americana paintings & prints depicting a variety of subjects, right here at Curator’s Eye. See portraits and figurative paintings, marine works, watercolors, and still lifes. From watercolors to outstanding portraits we present important folk art for collectors of all tastes that range in sizes and value. While fine painting is a large market, this selection showcases subject matter and art practitioners that are sometimes overlooked in most mainstream markets.

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Decorative Arts and Furniture

The finest folk art and American furniture and decorative arts can be found in this collection of high quality, sturdy items. Our dealers offer paint-decorated boxes, carved classical Mahogany sofas, charming trade signs, and many other unique and beautiful pieces including a long case clock, and a folky inlaid spice cabinet. There are antique painted chairs, sofas and hourglasses for sale. The furniture in this time period is made of solid wood, whether oak, maple, or other and features a dark mahogany finish.

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Folk Sculpture

The Sculpture category of folk art features a wide range of three-dimensional, folk art and Americana works from leading dealers around the world. A wooden cigar store Indian joins with a Lincoln life mask cast by Volk, in addition to a terracotta bust of John Paul Jones and a carved marble relief of General George Washington. You will find a little bit of everything in this assortment of figures that represent the best of American culture and pride, from well-known figures and Presidents to depictions of daily community members throughout the nation.

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Other Folk Art

Dealers sell a wide range of their finest folk art and Americana items in this collection that don’t specifically fit the description of our larger sub-categories. View objects that include a painted dartboard and glass bottle from 1732. These join with antique ship models, snuff boxes, scrimshaw, maps, globes, and even violins to form a rare and desirable selection of collectible Americana art pieces. While many folk items in the collection are centered on one idea (furniture, nautical, sculpture, West, fine art, etc.), the objects in this section are give specific insight into the details of American life.

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Nautical, Marine and Coastal Art

Our thorough selection of nautical, marine and coastal items will have you reliving the biggest and quietest moment of life at sea through the eyes of those who knew it best. Here, chronometers join with models and telescopes to make up a comprehensive offering of collectible objects relating to the high seas. Purchase nautical art by iconic artists such as James Buttersworth and Montague Dawson as well as other rare works. There is no lacking in this collection of teeth, models, globes, books and furniture. Just when you think you’ve seen all there is from antique sea life, there’s more. Walk through the items displayed here and see why nautical and marine collecting is so vastly popular.

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Western Americana

In this category, dealers offer a variety of important examples of Western American art including fine western paintings, early western photographs, and Native American crafts.In this category, dealers offer a variety of important examples of American art from the West including paintings, photographs and Native American crafts. View early western photographs and Indian Artifacts. Find important pieces of Native American Art, including Zuni pottery and Navajo textiles. Fine western paintings, both traditional and contemporary, including Charles M. Russel and Frederic Remington join with Victor Higgins to capture the essence of the American west through the eyes of folk artists and crafters. While many of the stories we hear about the West are pieced together or fabled, the pieces in this large collection are every bit as real as the people who made them, and great finds for the Western enthusiast.

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All Categories of Art from Leading Dealers

View artworks from leading dealers in all categories, including; Asian Art, Ancient Art, Books, Decorative Arts, Ethnographic Arts, Fine Art, Modern and Contemporary, Jewelry, and Natural History.

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Upcoming AUCTIONS that Include Folk Art and Americana

Act now to register to bid in these upcoming auctions that Include first editions of classic books, weather vanes and trade signs, colonial maps and paintings, sculpture and decorative arts that define American style. Bid on gilt Federal period mirrors, engraved scrimshaw, charming hooked rugs, weather vanes, ship models, and look forward to owning a piece of the history of North America.

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