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Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carnival Midway Folk Art Sideshow Banner
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Very early American circus or carnival Sideshow Banner, circa 1890-1900. Fantastic paint detail. Great example of American folk art banner painting. The Great American African Camel ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

Early 20th Century Leather Clown Shoes Popeio Carnival Fairground Circus
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A pair of leather clown shoes of unusual proportions, early 20th century in age. By repute from the clown known as Popeio, who worked with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey C...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Edwardian Carnival Art

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Leather

Bouglione Circus Bike
Located in Paris, FR
Bike Bouglione Circus, all in polished stainless steel and perfectly works. Original unique piece.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Carnival Art

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Stainless Steel

  • Bouglione Circus Bike
  • Bouglione Circus Bike
  • Bouglione Circus Bike
  • Bouglione Circus Bike
H 27.96 in. W 25.2 in. D 13.39 in.
Wooden Circus Elements
Located in Culver City, CA
Large primitive wooden blocks with beautiful patina and original paint.
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Mid-20th Century French Carnival Art

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Wood

  • Wooden Circus Elements
  • Wooden Circus Elements
  • Wooden Circus Elements
  • Wooden Circus Elements
H 67 in. W 12 in. D 8 in.
Vintage Circus Stand, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage circus stand. This stand was used in the circus to do acts with animals like lions, tigers or other animals. It's made of iron with wooden top and dates circa 1950s. Wo...
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Mid-20th Century European Industrial Carnival Art

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Iron

  • Vintage Circus Stand, 1950s
  • Vintage Circus Stand, 1950s
  • Vintage Circus Stand, 1950s
  • Vintage Circus Stand, 1950s
H 35.44 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
19th Century American Traveling Circus Carousel or Circus Wagon Carvings
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Pair of American 19th century circus wagon or traveling carousel three-dimensional wood carved faces. From an early American traveling circus. Many layers of paint and patina. Each i...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Ringling
Located in Aurora, OR
These vintage circus flags come from the days of the Ringling, Barnum and Bailey Big Top Circus, when traveling tents were still transported and raised at hundreds of locations acros...
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Mid-20th Century Carnival Art

  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Ringling
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Ringling
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Ringling
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Ringling
H 62.5 in. W 91 in. D 0.25 in.
Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
Located in Aurora, OR
These vintage circus flags come from the days of the Ringling, Barnum, and Bailey Big Top Circus, when traveling tents were still transported and raised at hundreds of locations acro...
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Mid-20th Century Carnival Art

  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
H 62.5 in. W 78 in. D 0.25 in.
1950s "Prince Buddah" Circus Sideshow Banner
Located in Chicago, IL
1950s "Prince Buddah" circus sideshow banner.
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Iron

  • 1950s "Prince Buddah" Circus Sideshow Banner
  • 1950s "Prince Buddah" Circus Sideshow Banner
  • 1950s "Prince Buddah" Circus Sideshow Banner
  • 1950s "Prince Buddah" Circus Sideshow Banner
H 82.25 in. W 112.5 in. D 1 in.
Early 20th Century Circus Banner
Located in Brecht, BE
For magician and circus lovers. This early 20th century circus banner. Hand painted on canvas.
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Early 20th Century British Carnival Art

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Linen

  • Early 20th Century Circus Banner
  • Early 20th Century Circus Banner
  • Early 20th Century Circus Banner
  • Early 20th Century Circus Banner
H 33.47 in. W 72.84 in. D 0.4 in.
19th Century English Circus Flagpole
Located in London, GB
19th century circus flagpole We are proud to offer an original 19th century hand carved circus flagpole. Made from pine and hand painted with red, blue, and white painted surface. W...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Carnival Art

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Pine, Paint

  • 19th Century English Circus Flagpole
  • 19th Century English Circus Flagpole
  • 19th Century English Circus Flagpole
  • 19th Century English Circus Flagpole
H 39 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
American Sideshow Wondercade Circus Banner Signed J. Sigler
By Sigler Studios
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A personal favorite! 15 1/2 feet tall. American "Wondercade" sideshow banner. Painted and signed by J. Sigler. One of the great American sideshow banner artists. Death defying! This ...
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

19th Century Tiller & Clowes Marionette Donkey Puppets Circus Fairground
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A wonderful piece of English Folk Art. A hand carved and painting Tiller & Clowes donkey marionette circa 1880 in age. The piece would of been used in a large travelling show perform...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Folk Art Carnival Art

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Pine, String

19th Century Tiller & Clowes Marionette Trick Skeleton Puppets Circus Fairground
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A wonderful piece of English Folk Art. A hand carved Tiller & Clowes trick skeleton marionette circa 1880 in age. The piece would of been used in a large travelling show performed by...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Folk Art Carnival Art

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String, Pine

Vintage Circus or Sideshow Hand-Painted Giant Clown Banner, circa 1940s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage one of a kind circus or sideshow hand painted banner with a giant clown balancing a feather on his nose. Original paint on a light canvas sheet. The banner is stamped on the ...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

Two in a Carnival World, James Burpee Acrylic on Canvas Circus Tent Ferris Wheel
By James Burpee
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two in a Carnival World, James Burpee Acrylic on Canvas Circus Tent Ferris Wheel Fun House Hotdog James' recent work (most often without horizon lines) is a fascinating maze of ligh...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This paper mache tiger head from the 1920's features glass eyes and a fantastic vibrant original paint surface. Presented on original black painted wood shield mount. Likely a circus...
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Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

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Papier Mâché, Paper

  • Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
  • Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
  • Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
  • Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
H 15.5 in. W 12 in. D 16 in.
Rare "Cheating At Poker" Carnival or Circus Sideshow Banner
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Early 20th century sideshow banner with an extremely unusual subject matter. Painted and signed by E. J. Hayden & Co Inc, Studios, 106-110 Bway, Bklyn, NY.
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Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

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Iron

1930s American Painted Circus Canvas Carnival Strange Girls Freakshow Sideshow
Located in Haarlem, NL
Antique American hand painted circus carnival canvas or banner to announce a sideshow with "Strange Girls". This banner with its mysterious announcement makes you use your imagina...
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Early 20th Century Central American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Leather, Canvas

Early 20th Century Hand Carved Wooden Carnival/Circus Mermaid/Ship Figurehead
Located in Surrey, BC
Intriguing wooden Folk Art from a carnival or circus, representing a ship figurehead/mermaid. Hand carved in the early 20th century, it has its original, age-cracked surface paint. N...
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Vintage 1910s Canadian Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

Giant "Wild Animal Circus" Original Circus Poster Letterpress
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Graphic wood carved circus poster letterpress. Carved by the Neal Walters Poster Company in Arkansas for the Clyde Beatty gigantic railroad circus. Clyde Beatty was the first circu...
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Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

"Fairyland Circus" Letterpress
Located in Santa Monica, CA
"Fairyland Circus" wood carved poster letterpress by the Neal Walters Poster Company in Arkansas. The red is from ink used during the printing process. Presented in custom floater fr...
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Vintage 1950s American Carnival Art

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Wood

Circus Wagon Figure
Located in Culver City, CA
Mysterious circus wagon figure by Samuel A. Robb for Barnum & Bailey Circus
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Antique 19th Century Carnival Art

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Wood

  • Circus Wagon Figure
  • Circus Wagon Figure
  • Circus Wagon Figure
  • Circus Wagon Figure
H 54 in. W 14.5 in. D 10 in.
Colossal Circus Wagon Wheel
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A great piece of circus history. Original wheel from a late 19th century circus wagon. A great piece of sculpture or would make a fantastic base for a table. Very heavy wood surro...
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Antique 19th Century American Carnival Art

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Iron

  • Colossal Circus Wagon Wheel
  • Colossal Circus Wagon Wheel
  • Colossal Circus Wagon Wheel
  • Colossal Circus Wagon Wheel
H 44 in. W 44 in. D 16 in.
Vintage Circus Rings on Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sold individually, these vintage circus hoops sit handsomely on custom metal stands. *Note*: White circus ring is no longer available.
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Original Seils-Sterling Circus Poster
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a bright and beautiful poster depicting the trapeze artist Thressa Morales. The poster has great graphics showing how she would complete a somersault through space. Also just...
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

"Bengal Tiger" Circus Banner, circa 1940s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare side show banner from 1940s circus - large scale "Bengal Tiger" Hand painted oil on heavy canvas with original wooden stretcher and Signed by artist Fantastic patina.  
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Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

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Canvas

CIRCUS HORSE FEATHER DECORATION, circa 1880s
Located in Essex, MA
A 19th century cherry red feather parade or circus feather decoration for a horse, c. 1880s, on its original flattened iron rod, mounted on an old wood foundry pattern mold.
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Antique 19th Century American Carnival Art

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Iron

"Jungle Killers" Circus Banner, circa 1940s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gigantic Side Show Banner from 1940s Circus - "Jungle Killers" Hand painted oil on heavy canvas with original wooden stretcher with signature from artist. Wonderful patina Mea...
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Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

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Canvas

Flea Circus Canvas Banner, circa 1950s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Flea circus canvas banner, circa 1950s - Hand painted on heavy canvas - English, 1950s - Measures: 212 cm wide x 85 cm tall Condition report Some age marks and loose threa...
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Vintage 1950s English Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

  • Flea Circus Canvas Banner, circa 1950s
  • Flea Circus Canvas Banner, circa 1950s
  • Flea Circus Canvas Banner, circa 1950s
  • Flea Circus Canvas Banner, circa 1950s
H 33.47 in. W 83.47 in. D 0.4 in.
Genuine Circus Elephant Training Foot Stool
Located in London, GB
We are proud to offer a genuine early 20th century English circus elephant balancing stool. This item would have been used to train entertaining elephants to balance one leg on a pla...
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Vintage 1930s British Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

Pair of Fairground or Circus Entrance Lions
Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
Magnificent pair of large circus or fairground display lions, handmade and painted thick gauge sheet metal with wrought iron frame and folding Stand so these can be free standing or ...
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Early 20th Century English Carnival Art

  • Pair of Fairground or Circus Entrance Lions
  • Pair of Fairground or Circus Entrance Lions
  • Pair of Fairground or Circus Entrance Lions
  • Pair of Fairground or Circus Entrance Lions
H 38.19 in. W 42.13 in. D 18.9 in.
Fanciful Curly-Toed American Circus Clown Shoes
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great pair of custom made vintage clown shoes. Green and gold...and despite the curly toes....quite comfortable to wear.
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Vintage 1960s Carnival Art

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Leather

Gigantic "Rubber Girl" Circus Banner, circa 1940s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gigantic Side Show Banner from 1940s Circus - "The Indian Rubber Girl" Hand painted oil on heavy canvas with original wooden stretcher. Lots of expected wear due to age. "Be...
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Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

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Canvas

Neal Waters Three Ring Circus Poster Letterpress Set
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Made in the 1930's by the Neal Walters poster company in Arkansas. Carved with incredible detail, please see photos. The colors are from the ink used during the four color poster pri...
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Original Large Wood Carved Letterpress Circus Tiger Act
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved circus tiger act letterpress wood block. Made in the 1930's by the Neal Walters poster company in Arkansas. The black color is from the ink that was used during the...
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Original Large Wood Carved Letterpress Circus Tiger Act
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved circus tiger act letterpress wood block. Made in the 1930's by the Neal Walters poster company in Arkansas. The red color is from the ink that was used during the p...
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Original Wood Carved Circus Letterpress For Three Color Poster
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great trio of wood carved letterpress for printing a single three color circus poster. Very detailed and three dimensional. Color of each letterpress is original ink. Clyde Beatty...
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Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

Primitive Wood American Folk Art Carvings from Circus Wagon
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Hand-carved Primitive wood carvings that once adorned a circus wagon dating to the mid-19th century. Original paint remains. Dovetail and wood pin construction. These were once part ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

c. 1930's Red White and Blue Wooden Circus Juggling Props
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Set of three red, white, and blue painted wooden batons, most likely used as circus props for juggling.
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

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Wood

Monumental 1940s Americana Painted Circus Banner by O. Henry Tent & Awning
By O. Henry Tent and Awning Co., Fred G. Johnson
Located in New York, NY
Thirty foot-long American painted side show circus banner depicting a colorful array of different circus performers. The banner is signed by Fred Johnson-O Henry Tent & Awning, Chicago.
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

Primitive Wood American Folk Art Lion Carving from Circus Wagon
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Primitive Wood American Folk Art Lion Carving from Circus Wagon Free Shipping within the United States and Canada. Hand carved primitive wood lion carving that once adorned a c...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

Carnival/Traveling Circus Carousel Panel
Located in Stamford, CT
Early 1900s lion's head, wooden panel section from a carnival or traveling circus carousel. Bright carnival colors on the wooden panel surround a lion's head in relief with a ring of...
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Early 20th Century Panelling

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Wood

  • Carnival/Traveling Circus Carousel Panel
  • Carnival/Traveling Circus Carousel Panel
  • Carnival/Traveling Circus Carousel Panel
  • Carnival/Traveling Circus Carousel Panel
H 31.25 in. W 49 in. D 12.5 in.
"Circus and Carnival Performers" by Lucile Blanch
By Lucile Blanch
Located in Wiscasset, ME
This was a painted panel utilized in an artist created carousel featured in the Woodstock Library Fair circa 1950s. See included image.
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Paintings

Mid-Century Modern Signed Original C. Jere Carnival Circus Wall Sculpture, 1970s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificently executed, 3D, painted brass wall sculpture of a carnival or circus, signed by Curtis Jere, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Circus or Carnival Curiosity
Located in Peekskill, NY
This unique and striking display was discovered on a recent trip to Paris. It's a life sized Panther recreation. I'm guessing its made from carved wood. Covered with blackened leathe...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Carnival Art

  • Circus or Carnival Curiosity
  • Circus or Carnival Curiosity
  • Circus or Carnival Curiosity
  • Circus or Carnival Curiosity
H 11 in. W 8 in. D 11 in.
Vintage Circus or Carnival Clown Diamond Red White and Blue Clown Shoes
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic pair of vintage custom carnival or circus clown shoes with red and blue diamond stitched designs.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

Circus Mallet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Massive circus mallet. Wood and brass mallet used for driving in large stakes for the circus tents. Great piece of Americana. Good vintage condition. Some faint writing throughout. A...
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Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

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Iron

  • Circus Mallet
  • Circus Mallet
  • Circus Mallet
  • Circus Mallet
H 36 in. W 8 in. D 5.5 in.
Lifesize Circus Clown
Located in San Francisco, CA
Absolutely great old carved wood clown from an amusement arcade. Originally this had a mechanism inside that made the head spin when a ball hit the center disc on his chest.
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20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paint, Wood

  • Lifesize Circus Clown
  • Lifesize Circus Clown
  • Lifesize Circus Clown
  • Lifesize Circus Clown
H 66 in. W 30 in. D 9 in.
Original 'Playing' Wood Carved Circus Letterpress
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Dark red color is from the ink that was used during the printing process. Please note that this does read backwards. Great in a room with a mirror on another wall that reads it in th...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

Vintage Wood Carved Circus Poster Letterpress
By Neal Walters Poster Company
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand-carved circus menagerie scene letterpress wood block. Made by the Neal Walters Poster Company in Arkansas, circa 1930s-1940s. "From all parts of the world 150 circus ...
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Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

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Wood

Canvas Circus Banner Fortune Teller, circa 1950s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Canvas circus banner fortune teller circa 1950s - Hand painted on heavy canvas - English ~ 1950s - Measures: 77cm x 88cm Condition report Some age marks and 1 small hole ...
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Vintage 1950s English Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

  • Canvas Circus Banner Fortune Teller, circa 1950s
  • Canvas Circus Banner Fortune Teller, circa 1950s
  • Canvas Circus Banner Fortune Teller, circa 1950s
  • Canvas Circus Banner Fortune Teller, circa 1950s
H 34.65 in. W 30.32 in. D 0.4 in.
19th Century Hand-Painted Circus Rounding Board
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique circus rounding board, circa 1890, a carved and painted circus or carnival “Rounding Board”, one of the ornate panels that surrounded the central hub of an attraction, most t...
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Antique 1890s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

Large Hand-Painted American Circus Sideshow Banner, circa 1960s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large hand-painted American circus sideshow banner, circa 1960s - Hand-painted on canvas - American, circa 1960s - Measures: 330cm tall x 166cm wide Condition report: Some...
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Vintage 1960s American Carnival Art

Fantastic Circus, Carnival Advertising Wooden Sign Folk Art, Americana
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Circus advertising wooden sign. These type of signs would go on the circus wagons or tents. Carnival art. Hercules, the strongest man on earth. Perfect to decorate a gym or a living...
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Antique Early 1900s American American Craftsman Signs

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Wood

Carved Figure from Circus or Carnival in Europe
Located in Wiscasset, ME
She would have originally held a banner in her hands.
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Antique Early 1900s French Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Early Carnival Midway Sideshow or Circus Prop Sign Egyptian Mummy Crate
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great early vintage, circa 1920s sideshow or circus prop sign. Egyptian mummy shipping crate. Very graphic and quite possibly one of a kind. Found in the southern United States.
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

Circus Carnival For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal circus carnival for your home. Frequently made of wood, fabric and canvas, every circus carnival was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a circus carnival, we have 54 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer circus carnival, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right circus carnival, those designed in Folk Art, Mid-Century Modern and Victorian styles are of considerable interest. A well-made circus carnival has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Fred G. Johnson, Curtis Jere and Lucile Blanch are consistently popular.

How Much is a Circus Carnival?

Prices for a circus carnival start at $295 and top out at $28,500 with the average selling for $2,862.