Painted Baskets, Coffee House Trade Sign, Ship model of the tugboat Hamburg, Fire Bucket from Portland, ME.
S. Sawyer, No.2, 1823. More info on the website or call.
Folk Art Painting of a New Hampshire Scene
Oil on Canvas by A.E. Harris, dated 1894
Burns Pond, Whitefield, New Hampshire with Twin Mountains in the Distance.
Folk Art Diorama...
The beauty of a rainbow trout leaping from its mountain pond is a spectacle. The waterfall created from a mountain stream is the focal point of this oil painting which beautifully portrays the elements of the ultimate fishing experience: The best of Mother Nature’s settings coupled with a well-fed stock of potential trophy specimens tempting the committed angler. The design and execution of this experience’s portrayal is as fine as the experience it portrays. The trout is expertly carved and painted. The backdrop oil painting is of matching skill and quality. The boxed frame is of strongly black-grained oak. The inner contrasting white frame is of white birch bark which does much to enhance the overall effect and reality. All in all, a once in a lifetime find. The three-dimensionality has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. 23½” wide x 29” high x 4” deep.
Mary Ann Walton, Portsmouth, House and Barn Sampler, New Hampshire, circa 1820s...
The House and Barn Samplers are totally delightful! The focal point is a Federal style house, often in perspective, with a picket fence that forms a band of ribbing across the sampler, linking the house to the barn. One bird rests on the gatepost, and the birdhouse, with its own chimney and bird atop, sits on a tall pole high above the roofline of the barn. Triangular shaped trees shade the farmyard between the house and the barn and flying cherubs hold the festooned tasseled swag.
While not much is conclusively known about our samplermaker as her birth date is not evident on the sampler, the verse stitched is the favored one of the Smiths’ School so we lean strongly that way in terms of attribution. But attribution is simply that. What matters is the fact that the piece speaks for itself and this one does in volumes. It’s a beautiful example of the genre, recording a time and place in Portsmouth History and though Mary Ann may be not known to us as we would like her to be, her needlework showcases the best of the best in the House and Barn Samplers and is a worthy addition to any collection. Worked in silk on linen and conservation mounted, the work remains in excellent condition.
Wonderful Arrow Weathervane.
Made of copper, it sports the best allover untouched verdigris surface.
Because weathervanes were designed to perform a functional purpose, their development as an art form was gradual and unintentional. This is true of all naive art. Function defined form and in most cases objects com-monly found inspired the Folk Artists who made them. This weathervane, with its stylized Arrow motif sets itself above the rest because of its wonderful patina that speaks of its age and use. The size is smaller than most... 32" long x 17.5" high and is of the most pleasing form with a fluidity of motion. A very nice addition to a Folk Art Collection or great as a “standalone” piece. Honest and affordable, it is wonderful Folk Art.
221 Greenfield Rd. (Routes 5 and 10) South Deerfield, MA 01373
I-91 Exit 24 (then North 2 miles)
Antique Associates at West Townsend, MA
MacDougall-Gionet Wells, ME
And of course, at Our House!
Rita A. King
Roger A. Perry
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