Folk Art

Our folk art collection includes: Decorative Items, Drawings, Frakturs, Paintings, Samplers, Silhouettes and Wood Carvings. To see our current offerings, scroll down through this page or click on the above links to go directly to items of interest. Larger images of the drawings, frakturs and samplers may be seen by clicking on the image.  Some may consider Butter Prints as a separate category of folk art.  They may be seen by clicking here.

Decorative Items

Steam Tug Boat "Scotten" - Pine - Original Alligatored Paint c1930 Steam Tug Boat “Scotten” – Pine – Original Alligatored Paint – 21″ Long c1930
Chest of drawers made from cigar boxes by a Civil War veteran and given to his niece Emma.  Each drawer has a note to poignant note to Emma from her uncle.9 1/4″ w x 11 3/4″ h x 8 1/8″ d
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Valentine featuring a boy on a sled with some toys; Dated February 14, 1877; Original frame; 4 1/8″ x 6″ sight
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Ohio Mourning Fraktur; Text is in both German and English; 17″ x 14″ framed
Berlin Ohio Birth Fraktur; Watercolor and ink; Mounted on a paper backing  with stickers and cut outs from trade cards attached; Signed by artist; 16 5/8″ x 12 5/8″ framed
 WW ll Christmas Fraktur / Card; Watercolor and ink on wooden board; Made to appear as if it was a post card; two sided; 8 3/4″ x 15″
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Click here to see our current inventory of folk art paintings
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Muskingum County Ohio Sampler Julia Williams Sampler, Muskingum County Ohio; 19 3/4″ x 1″ framed
Mary Creasey’s sampler; Age 12 years; 13 3/4″ x 10 3/4″ framed
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Probably done as an engagement or marriage gift; Subjects identified in the back as John and Catherine Beard of Columbiana County Ohio; 8 3/4″ x 7″ sight; 13″ x 10 3/4″ matted and framed
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Wood carvings

House Wren; Signed on the base “by Bob and Bonnie Allen”; 1978
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