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Carnival Art For Sale
Original Fairground 'Speedway' Rounding Boards, 1950s
Located in Hastings, GB
We have 5 boards available for sale, priced individually, each board has differing words on reverse, see photos and options (1 Of Each Board Available Only) The photographs shows th...
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Early 20th Century British Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Mid-20th Century Quirky Fair Ground Carousel Giant Funky Chicken Ride
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Mid-20th century quirky fair ground carousel giant funky chicken ride A large quirky fair ground character a great fun piece, our Giant Rooster has been set on an purpose made Iro...
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Mid-20th Century Bohemian Carnival Art

Materials

Resin

Hand Painted Early Americana Folk Art Wall Mount Game Wheel
Located in Wallkill, NY
What a great addition this would make to your home Folk Art game wheel Measuring 31 in x 34.5 in H x 5 in deep.  
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1920s American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Huge Lighted Vintage Arrow
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This is a two sided directional arrow with a whopping total of 120 lights!! Amazing piece of history. Original paint, has been rewired and in great working order. Use in a commercial...
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Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

Vintage Amusement Park Tin Sign Lake Ponchartrain New Orleans Roller Coaster
Located in East Hampton, NY
Vintage advertising memorabilia. This vintage beach sign could be 1930's to 1960's. Vintage tin Dura-Products sign (Canton Ohio), color litho. on tin. Ponchartrain beach was an amuse...
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Mid-20th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Tin

Carnival Midway Cast Iron Spinning Disc and Rabbit Shooting Gallery Target
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large-scale carnival midway cast iron spinning disk and knock over rabbit shooting gallery target. A prize shot that would have had bells or ringers when shot through spinning holes....
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1930s American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Hand Made Clowns Unicycle
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a well used clown unicycle and a wonderful piece of folk art. It as quite small and took some skill to ride. Because of the small size is make a perfect table top display. I...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Steel

Early 20th Century French Folk Art Puppet Theatre
Located in London, GB
We are proud to offer a lovely Folk Art example of an early 20th century French puppet theatre. Handmade from scratch and demonstrating wonderful craftsmanship. Made from hand wood a...
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1920s French Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Ceramic Horse Figure Whistle from Mexico, 1980s
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Orange and black glazed horse figure and whistle from Morelos, Mexico, 1980s. These Folk Art ceramic figures were available during traveling carnivals throughout Mexico in the early ...
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1980s Mexican Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

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Ceramic

Carnival Game Wheel
Located in Houston, TX
Step right up and take a chance on this vintage carnival game wheel. In really good condition this operational spinning wheel with bright blue numbers, metal dowels and wooden rectan...
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19th Century American Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

19th Century Sicilian Italian Marionette Folk Art Puppet 'Opera dei Pupi'
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A oversized late 19th century Marionette in original untouched condition, originating from Palmero Italy. The figure is missing both arms, its original clothing is heavily fad...
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19th Century Italian Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Textile, Pine

1950's Carnival Funhouse Distortion Green Mirror
Located in Chicago, IL
1950's carnival funhouse distortion floor green mirror.
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1950s North American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Glass, Wood

Unusual Mid-20th Century Fairground face
Located in London, GB
Unusual mid-20th century Fairground face We are proud to offer a very unusual English fairground ride prop face. Made from a fibrous form and hand painted detail. An unusual latc...
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1950s British Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

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Fiberglass

Set of Wood Bowling Pins
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique set of three wood bowling pins. Great age and coloring to the wood. Sold as a set of three. Good vintage condition.
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1940s American Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Carnival Midway Punk Knockdown Goat Game
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage carnival punk. Unusual goat named "Billie". Knock "Billie" over and win the prize.
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Canvas

Antique Shooting Gallery Target
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Rare antique cast iron shooting gallery target in the shape of a lion still attach to the base that supports the lion when a shooter knocks it over. Wonderfully charming! Great to ...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Large Folk Art Wooden Merry-Go-Round Model
Located in Antwerp, BE
Awesome large Folk Art wooden merry-go-round model. This large scale model of a Carousel or Roundabout has been handmade. Great example of Carnival Art - Folk Art with miniature ha...
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Mid-20th Century European Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Carousel Horse
Located in Napa, CA
Vintage Carousel Horse believed to be from the 18th century with wonderful worn distress finish.
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18th Century and Earlier Antique Carnival Art

Carousel Boat by L' Autopède, 1940s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Carousel boat by Atelier L' Autopède Belgium. This merry-go-round hand-made metal boat is the first model of the first serie boats made by L' Autopède in 1948: it has a beautiful m...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Modern Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Antique Art Deco American Penny Fortune Scale Character Weight Fate Readings
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Art Deco fortune penny weight scale from the American Scale Mfg. Co. of Washington DC. Made of enameled metal and brass featuring coin operated system that offers your wate, ...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Carnival Art

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Brass, Enamel

Carved 19th Century French Jeu De Massacre Fairground Figure
Located in London, GB
Carved wood clown Jeu de Massacre fairground antique A super rare antique fairground knockdown artefacts (Jeu de Massacre) from France. This item is in overall wonderful original ...
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1890s French Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

1920s American Carousel Horse
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
A decorative 1920s carved wood American carousel horse, in original paint. Rests on a later made stand.
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20th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Magician Magic Suitcase Hand Painted Folk Art
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic Magician's suitcase. Hand painted and lettered. Vintage Folk Art rabbit trick and card paintings. Great bookshelf display.
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Fabric, Canvas

Tossing Game Paper Mâché 'Laurel and Hardy' Carnival Art, 1930s
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Ball toss carnival game known as "Passe Boule (France)" often depicting a figure to be ridiculed. These are a large well used early examples. Hand painted polychrome. Ball toss game...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

Late 1940s American Amusement Park Car, "Little Red Convertible"
Located in San Francisco, CA
American amusement park car, "Little Red Convertible." A late 1940s streamline design similar to a Packard or Hudson of this post war era. Solid rubber Goodyear tires on two-piece ri...
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Mid-20th Century American Streamlined Moderne Carnival Art

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Large Fiberglass Elephant Head, Carnival Trash Can Lid / Cover Venice Calif
Located in Buffalo, NY
Large Whimsical Fiberglass Elephant head, carnival trash can lid / cover, manufactured by the International Fiferglass Company, Venice California. This item was salvaged from Famed F...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Fiberglass

African Hand-Made Wooden and Hide Tribal Drum, 1900s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and beautiful handmade drum in painted wood and hide produced i Africa in the early 1900s / 20th century. In good vintage and original condition. Very decorative and genuine.
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Early 20th Century Kenyan Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Hide, Rope, Wood

1950s "Prince Buddah" Circus Sideshow Banner
Located in Chicago, IL
1950s "Prince Buddah" circus sideshow banner.
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Early 1930s Folk Art Wooden Tire Game Wheel
Located in Wallkill, NY
Fantastic Folk Art game wheel, made from a wooden bicycle wheel. Recycled into a game wheel years ago. Measuring: 32 in diameter, 48 in high, 18 in depth. Be sure to check our storef...
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1930s American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Large Double Sided, Hand Painted Antique Carnival Gaming Wheel, 1930s-1940s
Located in Denver, CO
Magnificent, hand painted, carnival gaming wheel on stand. Wheel itself is 30" in diameter, and spins as it should. Skillfully hand painted on both sides. 39" from floor to top of st...
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1930s American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

19th Century French Carousel Pig
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic 19th century carousel pig. Super whimsical carnival piece from a bygone era. Carved wood with cast iron curly tail and handle. Original layers of park paint and glass eyes....
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Late 19th Century French Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Clown Carousel Light, circa 1940s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A wonderfully expressive painted clown face adorns this staggered carousel light with vibrant original red, yellow and blue park paint.
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Scratch Built Fairground Wheel
Located in London, GB
Scratch built fairground wheel Mounted on a bespoke cast iron detachable support stand, this unique, folk art, scratch-built fairground roulette wheel is still in fully working o...
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1950s British Folk Art Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

J. Hübner Germany Carved Wood Carousel Horse Early 20th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique handcarved wooden carousel Horse made by Atelier Hübner Germany - Josef Hübner - Joseph Hubner. This piece of Carnival Art - funfair roundabout horse - Merry-go-round Hor...
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Early 20th Century German Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Antique Red Velvet Efe Zeybek Jacket Turkish Vest with Gold Embroidery
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Early 20th child Middle Eastern Efe Zeybek Jacket. Kid Efe Zeybek Costume Turkish authentic ethnic vest. Dark brown red velvet with gold foliates and gold trim. Open sleeves, red ...
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1940s Turkish Moorish Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Velvet

Vardo Wagon Panels, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
Carved wooden gypsy vardo wagon panels, circa 1880 This lot is a very rare and unique set of 6 hand carved wooden gypsy Vardo travelling wagon panel strips. The wooden panels wou...
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1890s British Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century English Fairground Carousel Panel
Located in London, GB
English Fairground Carousel panel We are proud to offer a wonderful example of an early 20th century English fairground panel. From a fairground carousel ride, with the hand painte...
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1920s British Edwardian Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Dentzel Carved Ostrich Carousel Animal
By Dentzel Carousel Company
Located in West Chester, PA
Carved ostrich carousel animal. Made by Dentzel Carousel Company in Philadelphia., circa 1890-1900. Considered one of the hardest animals to carve because of all the detail. This was...
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1890s American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Black Carousel Horse, Wood Horse Sculpture on Metal Base, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wooden Carousel Horse - Fairground horse - Merry-go-round Horse. Smaller model, so easy to be placed. This Mid-20th century hand carved Animal Sculpture is a Black horse - Black Beau...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Two Sided Carnival Fun House Glass Mirror
Located in San Mateo, CA
This two sided fun house mirror likely came from a carnival. There are small wheels under the base so it can be moved easily. It also had plywood covers than enclosed the mirrors for...
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Mid-20th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Plywood

Colorful Painted Carousel Style Rocking Horse
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A remarkable large scale painted rocking horse decorated in the manner of a carousel horse. The white horse with brown mane and tail wears a red saddle on a blue blanket. The rump is...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Early 20th C. Carnival Strongman Mallet C.1900
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An early 20th century iron banded wooden carnival or circus strongman mallet. A date of "9/12/59", "San Francisco Kiwanis Club" and a large "K" are painted on the mallet. Ho...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Exceptional Race Horse Game Wheel by HC Evans, Chicago, circa 1920-1950
Located in York County, PA
EXCEPTIONALLY GRAPHIC AND COLORFUL RACE HORSE GAME WHEEL, MADE BY H.C. EVANS, CHICAGO, CA 1920-50 Elaborately embellished race horse gaming wheel, made by Evans & Company in Chicag...
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Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

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

Materials

Leather

Painted 19th Century Antique American Carousel Horse
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 19th century antique yellow painted American carousel horse on stand detailed with a saddle and bridle. The horse is further ornamented with a shield shaped coat of arms on the...
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19th Century American Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

1900s Belgian Wooden Horse on Stand
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden horse on a stand from Belgium, produced circa 1900. A carved wooden sculpture of a wide-eyed, white horse with black mane and brown saddle, rearing up on its hind legs. For ...
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Early 1900s Belgian Rustic Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Carousel Fish, Cleo, Pinocchio
Located in Antwerp, BE
Cute looking carousel fish. This beautiful goldfish has big blue eyes and beautiful thick lips. It's a character from the Disney animated film Pinocchio; the fish is called Cleo ...
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Late 20th Century European Carnival Art

Materials

Fiberglass

Large Size American Carnival Double Gaming Wheel "Choice of Stand"
Located in Savannah, GA
This large size double very colorful standing carnival wheel is an incredibly rare gaming device, and is a particularly special double-wheel model. The inner wheel uses a standard nu...
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Early 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Mounted Turnstile “To The Fun House” from Coney Island, New York
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A rare and Historical Industrial Era Mounted Turnstile from the Fun House at Coney Island, New York, featuring original painted finishes mounted on wood plinth with label reading, “T...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Carnival Art

Materials

Steel

Folk Art Painting On Board "To The Fun House" from Coney Island, NY
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Early 20th Century. Original condition Folk Art painting on board "To the Fun House" from Coney Island, NY depicting a young man running in shorts and tank top on white ground and mo...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Carousel Donald Duck Figurine Carnival Ride
Located in Antwerp, BE
Donald Duck carnival ride or children's ride. A carousel Donald Duck in bright colors which makes you smile. It's a two-seat children's ride with two steering wheels in the shape...
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Late 20th Century European Carnival Art

Materials

Polyester

Mid-20th Century Double Sided English Fairground Sign
Located in London, GB
Mid-20th century double sided English Fairground Sign We are proud to offer a single double-sided hand painted mid-20th century English fairground sign. We currently have a rare co...
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1950s British Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

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

Materials

Stainless Steel

Fairground Ball-Toss Game, England, Circa 1910
Located in Culver City, CA
Fairground ball-toss game England Circa 1910 Laughing clown in painted plaster and hessian with cast iron inner piping. Measures: 22.5” W x 9.25” D x 26.5” H.
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Early 20th Century English Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Glass and Wood Carnival Mirrors
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Super unique set of carnival mirrors from a retired New York City carnival. 6 wood mirrors all with original glass. Different shape, patina and aging to each mirror. Some mirrors are...
Category

1950s American Vintage Carnival Art

Materials

Glass, Wood

Carousel Citroën Buggy Car by L' Autopede Belgium, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pink Carousel Citroën Buggy Car by L’Autopède Belgium. This sheet metal carnival ride car with 4 seats dates from the 1970s. It's a handmade piece with in the meantime the beautifu...
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Late 20th Century Belgian Modern Carnival Art

Materials

Sheet Metal

Huge Illuminated Majestic Cheetah from London Zoo
Located in Hastings, GB
This huge illuminated cheetah is a rare and unique piece Originally made for London Zoo, Whipsnade Zoo & Chester Zoo as part of a travelling group of giant animal lanterns for speci...
Category

2010s English Carnival Art

Materials

Steel

Tony Demma Jeweled and Carved Large Carousel Horse
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Jeweled carousel horse carved by Tony Demma ( -2015). Multi colored faceted glass jewels. One of kind of kind, hand carved, solid wood and hand painted. Tony Demma was a prolific woo...
Category

Early 2000s American Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Antique and Vintage Carnival Art

The collection of original antique and vintage carnival art on 1stDibs includes paintings and posters that promoted traveling carnivals and circuses of years past as well as masks, sculptures and other works of folk art associated with widespread public celebrations that mark the start of harvest season or are rooted in religion.

The concept of “Carnival” is linked to an event that precedes Lent, the season of preparation before Easter for Christians (it may also have roots in Ancient Rome’s pagan Saturnalian festival), while the modern traveling carnival that we know — i.e., amusement fairs — existed during the 19th century in North America. The Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 was pivotal to these traveling amusement fairs.

Some of the most famous celebrations of Carnival around the world include Karneval in Germany, Carnival in Brazil and Mardi Gras in the United States. Carnival in Barbados is a traditional harvest festival. The bright colors, the caricatured masks and floats and the over-the-top nature of Carnival continue to enthrall millions across the globe.

Carnivals have always given way to impressive displays of creativity and folk art. Folk art is art created by people who are not classically trained for either utilitarian or decorative purposes. With respect to visual art in folk art, it refers to work that is reflective of a community’s culture and usually handmade by craftspeople working within a popular tradition.

Carnival art reflects the way different cultures celebrate or mark an important community event. Some examples of Carnival art include fabric dolls and marionettes that are used to tell stories and capture your imagination. Antique dolls make for striking collectibles positioned for display on any shelf in your home, while carnival masks make a bold statement as wall art. A collection of masks could create an elevated accent wall in a living room or dining room.

Browse 1stDibs to find unique antique and vintage carnival art for your space today.