|Charming original Saturday Evening Post artwork |
by George Hughes (Vermont/New York 1907-1990)
I love the body language of the poor guy in the foreground.
|And oil on canvas seascape by Robert Ryland (1873-1951)|
So wonderfully serene and a nice large size. I'd love to see this over a mantel in a coastal cottage.
'Portrait of a Lady' by Frank Percy Wild (1861-1950)
She's so lovely. Everything in this piece is lovely and the composition is wonderful. There's something to the tilt of her head- there's a sassiness there.
Equal parts humbly rustic and quietly handsome, this mid 19th century hanging plate rack sports an original well worn black paint surface. I love the escutcheon on the single locking drawer, and its nice long and lean dimensions. I'd balance its roughness with a display of immaculate flowery late 19th century plates.
|The color of this antique mid 19th century cupboard is faaaaaaabulous. Such a terrific deep hue worn to a state of absolute perfection. This would be so divine in a bathroom piled with soft white fluffy towels.|
|Another excellent early 19th century piece of painted furniture, this one a corner cupboard. |
A bright robin's egg blue worn and aged in all the right spots and juxtaposed with a bouncy candy apple red interior.
|A sweet stack of storage boxes in pale shades of peach, blue, and umber.|
|A very handsome early 19th century Chippendale lift top blanket chest with particularly fine corner bracket feet.|
|A delightfully folky rooster form weathervane in early, possibly original white paint.|
|An absolutely wonderful folk art drawing of a turkey surrounded by red flowering vines.|
The inscription at the base reads:
Tom turkey "Finished Feb. 14th 1909 by HW Nuss, at the age of 88 yrs. Born June 29, 1820 in Berks Co."
|A funky pumpkin orange mid 19th century mantel.|
|A beautiful mid 19th century sewing box, heavily and cunningly inlaid|
|How can you not love 'Champion Coxey'. What a handsome devil!|
A particularly exciting mid 19th century pieced quilt. The work is a bit sloppy but the colors are still strong and the chariot wheels pattern is so cheerful.
'Price Tells'. What does that even mean?! Great lettering on this late 19th century sign.
I think everyone should own at least one great sign. Or many.
|Another sweet late 19th century quilt. Wonderful precise construction on this one.|
|A terrific 19th century farm table. Superb original warm surface.|
|A terrifically paint decorated lift top blanket chest dated 1816.|
|I love the simple restrained sensibility of this pair of dated storage boxes.|
|And finally, this surprisingly tender unsigned mid 19th century portrait of a plowman.|
He looks tired, but oh so determined.