WE JUST GOT IN THE STORE THIS FOLKY DROP FRONT DESK SECRETARY MADE OF PINE. IT IS A GREAT PIECES AND A REALLY NICE SIZE. IT IS EASY TO MOVE BECAUSE IT IS 2 PIECES. THE SIZE IS 33 1/2 INCHES WIDE BY 20 INCHES DEEP BY 78 INCHES TALL,
I think this is an exceptional piece by a highly regarded, but rarely seen or documented Newfoundland folk artist, John Sharpe. This piece is signed and dated 1986 on the bottom (see attachment 6). Painted and carved wood, metal, leather and string. He uses what appears to be wood putty or a sawdust glue mixture to form the hair. In attachment 5 you can see the logger's axe. 29" long, 8" wide, 12 1/2" tall.
This is an interesting composition in paint and marker by the late, great Nova Scotia folk artist Joe Sleep. Signed and dated 1977 on the front. Please go to folkartcanada.ca to find a complete bio of this artist by clicking on this link. - http://www.folkartcanada.ca/EC_JS.html . Image is 13 1/2" square. In the frame it measures 19 1/2" square. Nicely mounted in a shadowbox style frame. Excellent condition.
This elaborate and crazy fantasy cruise ship was created by someone named Phillipe (no last name), as a gift, or perhaps an invitation to go on a cruise to the lady who was obviously the focus of his affections named Rita. Enclosed on a little map of Baffin Island it says Rita Je T'aime, which means Rita, I love you (shown in attachment 7). It is dated 1987. This is one of those you have to see it to believe it pieces. It has a wonderfully detailed interior complete with sitting rooms, furnishings, a grand piano etc. Made from Plexiglas, wood, metal, nylon rope, and found objects. The boat sits on a stand complete with, carved lion's heads, ship's wheel and kitty perch. All I can say is that I hope that she went with him after seeing such a creation of devotion. The boat itself is 34" tall. It stands 63" tall on the stand. 44" long, 16" deep
This piece was created by Gilbert Desrochier, initially as a free standing sculpture (please see attached j-peg which shows him standing next to it. Then later in 1989 he mounted it's shortened version to the roof of his tractor as a part of it's transformation into an arc. (also shown in attached j-peg) These images are on pages 11 and 35 of John Hartman's book the Peaceable Kingdom of Gilbert Desrochiers.
The deer is made of cement and it is fairly heavy. Notice the metal loops that were used to strap it down. It is 39" long, 37" tall, and 19" wide. I washed it a bit after taking these photos and it looks good, but you can see the paint flaking on his belly. He is solid and stands well on the base. An important piece by an important Ontario folk artist.
WONDERFUL 16 LIGHT TIGER MAPLE AND CHERRY CORNER CUPBOARD FOUND IN SARINA ONTARIO. CIRCA 1860.
Fine form, a nice shoe foot, early peg construction, and great original colour distinguish this Ontario quilt rack. Untouched surface. One mend which seems quite sturdy, visible in attached photo #4. South Western Ontario, circa 1840. 47" tall, 41" wide, and 20" deep at the base. Upright section is 16" deep.
This is a beautiful and important Hutterite table which is documented and illustrated on page 117 of John Fleming and Mike Rowan's book Folk Furniture of Canada's Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites, and Ukrainians(see attached photo#6). The caption there reads: Table- Hubbard Saskatchewan, Peryhitka family, early twentieth century, spruce top and pine legs, old brown overpaint over original dark brown paint. The description reads: This is a multiple use (kitchen/dining) table with typical square tapered legs and applied diamond blocks to cover the rather crude, butt-jointed construction of the corners. The continuous undulating line of the apron is a decorative profile found more often on pie-shelves and cornices. In this case it adds an element of visual interest to an otherwise entirely utilitarian object. Height 30", length 71 1/4", width 32".