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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 European 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 European Carnival Art

Materials

Stainless 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 Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

19th Century Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Textile, Pine

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 Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Fiberglass

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 Oliver Hardy Theatre Papier Mâché Head / Mask
Located in London, GB
This lot is a wonderful example of a vintage English handmade papier mâché hardy theater head. It’s highly likely this item was accompanied by a Stan Laurel head when the theatre per...
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1960s Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

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 Folk Art Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

Carousel Boat by L' Autopède, 1940s
By L'Autopède
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 Modern European Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

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 Folk Art Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

Early 20th Century Folk Art European 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

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 Edwardian Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

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 Mid-Century Modern European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

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 Folk Art Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

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 Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

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...
Category

Late 20th Century European Carnival Art

Materials

Polyester

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...
Category

Early 20th Century Edwardian European Carnival Art

Materials

Leather

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 Rustic Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

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 Mid-Century Modern Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Carousel Citroën Buggy Car by L' Autopede Belgium, 1970s
By L'Autopède
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...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern European 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 European Carnival Art

Materials

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 European Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Carnival Stan Laurel Shooting Gallery Target, Iron, Early 20th C , Europe
Located in Antwerp, BE
Awesome Antique Figural Shooting Gallery Target : Stan Laurel, a big Icon in the Film Industry . He and Ollie or Oliver Hardy were a great Comical Duo and the Masters of the slapst...
Category

Early 20th Century Folk Art European Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Old Carnival "Giant", circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Old carnival "giant" circa 1950. Light wood and foam structure, papier maché head. Made to be worn by 1 person.
Category

1940s Mid-Century Modern Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood, Paper

Wicksteed Fire Engine Child’s Fairground Rocker, Circa 1950
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Wicksteed fire engine child’s fairground rocker Circa 1950 Magnificent mid twentieth century wicksteed fire engine child’s spring rocker, England circa 1950, the fire engine bran...
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1950s Industrial Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Litho Circus Poster with Clown and Circus Scenes Printed by Willsons Leicester
Located in Antwerp, BE
Colorful Authentic Art Deco Lithographic Circus Poster - Circus Affiche printed by Willsons Show Printers Leicester ( England - UK ). Beautiful design and use of colors. Presenti...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco European Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

Vintage Paper Mâché Parade Carnival Head Representing Oliver Hardy
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large carnival mask representing Oliver Hardy, circa 1920-1930. English work in paper maché.  
Category

1930s Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

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 European Carnival Art

Materials

Linen

Early 20th Century English Fairground Fortune Telling Penny Machine
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century fairground fortune telling penny machine We are proud to offer a unique and very rare early 20th century English fairground penny fortune telling machine. A handc...
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1910s Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Early Carnival Automobile Ride Original Hand-Painted Rounding Board
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic early hand-painted carnival rounding board with a great automobile and pub theme. Most likely from the UK and likely Spooner. This would have been one of a series of panels...
Category

Early 20th Century Folk Art European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Carnival Party Box with Original Objects, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique vintage party box with all the original objects. Manufacturer by El Ingenio, Barcelona, Spain, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and ...
Category

1940s Mid-Century Modern Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Mid-20th Century English Folk Art Shooting Target
Located in London, GB
Mid-20th century English folk art shooting target We are proud to offer a rare example of an English folk art fairground shooting target. In the form of a chicken this hand painted...
Category

1940s Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Early Carnival Futuristic Auto Hand-Painted Rounding Board
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic early hand-painted carnival rounding board with a race car of the future. Likely made by Spooner in the United Kingdom. This would have been one of a series of panels that ...
Category

Early 20th Century Folk Art European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century English Fairground Shooting Gallery Target
Located in London, GB
We are proud to offer a rare working example of a late 19th century fairground shooting gallery target. Made from heavy metal sheets, mounted on its original wooden panel and still w...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Sheet Metal

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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1890s Victorian Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Pine, Paint

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 Industrial European Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Carousel Carved Wood Fire Man Sculpture, Wilhelm Hennecke Germany, 1950s
By Hennecke
Located in Antwerp, BE
Original 1950s Hand-Carved wooden Fire Man Sculpture for Carousel or Merry-go-Round, made for Wilhelm Hennecke. This wooden sculpture of a Firefighter was used on a carnival ride F...
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Mid-20th Century American Craftsman European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Folk Art Fairground Roulette Wheels
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century Folk Art fairground roulette wheels We are proud to offer a unique pair of early 20th century scratch built Folk Art French fairground roulette gaming wheels. Mad...
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1910s Victorian Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Copper

Antique 1930s Judge Theatre Papier Mâché Head from Paris
Located in London, GB
Antique 1930s judge theatre papier mâché head from Paris This lot is a rare original 1930s papier mâché French theatre heads. This item was obtained via a private collection in Ly...
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1930s Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

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 its right arm, its original clothing is heavily...
Category

19th Century Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Textile, Pine

Carousel Camel Animals, 1970s, Europe, 2 pieces available
Located in Antwerp, BE
Spectacular carousel camel animals - 2 pieces available. These 2 large lying camel sculptures are eye-catching. They date circa 1970s and do have an aged patina in the meantime, w...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern European Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

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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Late 19th Century Folk Art Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

String, Pine

19th Century French Wood Carousel Horse, 1850s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Beautiful 19th century French painted wood carousel Horse from the 1850s. White painted wooden horse on a metal base (made for this horse) that can be removable and height adjustabl...
Category

Mid-19th Century Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vintage Carnival Mirrors
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very cool pair of vintage carnival fun house mirrors. Both are convex mirrors in a black wood frame. Mirrors are made of Lucite not glass. Sold as a pair excellent vintage condition....
Category

1960s Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Carnival Party Box with Original Objects, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique vintage party box with all the original objects. Manufacturer by El Ingenio, Barcelona. Spain, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and ...
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1940s Mid-Century Modern Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Early Carved Wooden Carousel Polar Bear by Bernard Van Guyse, Belgium, 1920s
Located in Ghent, BE
An early 20th century carousel polar bear in carved and painted wood by Bernard van Guyse, Belgium, from the famous Noah's ark carousel. This polar bear is a remarkable example of Be...
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1920s Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Antique Hand Painted Paperboard Trumpet, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique hand painted paperboard trumpet. By unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautifu...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

Mid-20th Century Automaton Folk-art Childs Toy
Located in London, GB
We are proud to offer a highly collectable and decorative Folk Art, self-taught child’s pull along automaton toy. In its simplest form this toy is very sculptural and has lots of age...
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1950s Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

German Policeman Handcarved Folkart Midcentury Fairground Figure
Located in London, GB
Midcentury fairground figure An extraordinary handcrafted mid-20th century fairground dodgems/go cart figure in the form of a policeman. Directing traffic flow to the with one arm e...
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1950s Folk Art Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Sheet Metal

19th Century Polychrome Decorated Jesters Fools Scepter Bauble Mr Punch
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A wonderful early 19th carved and polychrome decorated Mr Punch Scepter The stem is a tapered hardwood with a well worn fabric collar, with a array of brass bells (some missing) ...
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Early 19th Century Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Hardwood

19th Century Sicilian Italian Marionette Folk Art Puppet 'Opera dei Pupi'
Located in Lowestoft, GB
An oversized late 19th century Marionette in original untouched condition, originating from Palmero, Italy. The figure is missing its left hand, its original clothing is heavi...
Category

19th Century Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Textile, Pine

Ceramic Gilt Mask, Signed, Portugal, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This mask is made of gilt ceramic. This is a Portuguese work, circa 1970.
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage European Carnival Art

Materials

Ceramic

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 its left arms, its original clothing is heavily fa...
Category

19th Century Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Textile, Pine

19th Century Sicilian Italian Marionette Folk Art Puppet 'Opera dei Pupi'
Located in Lowestoft, GB
An oversized late 19th century Marionette in original untouched condition, originating from Palmero, Italy. The figures original clothing is heavily faded and worn, the head i...
Category

19th Century Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Textile, Pine

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 faded ...
Category

19th Century Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Textile, Pine

Late 19th Century English Folk Art Jig Doll
Located in London, GB
Late 19th century English Folk Art Jig Doll We are proud to offer a late 19th century hand carved, painted Folk Art English jigger doll example. Jig dolls are traditional wooden or...
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1890s Folk Art Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

Late 19th Century Folk Art Antique European Carnival Art

Materials

Pine, String