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Vallauris 'Attributed to' Pair of Twisted Green Ceramic Candelabra circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Vallauris (attributed to) Pair of twisted green ceramic candelabra circa 1950.
Category

French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Sculpture of Hawk Perched Upon Tree
Located in Houston, TX
Sculpture of hawk perched upon tree, masterfully executed in concrete. Large scale and impressive, this evocative sculpture is suitable for display in both indoor and outdoor settings.
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French Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Concrete

Andrianna Shamaris Papua Orchard Skirt Made From Orchard Bark
Located in New York, NY
Antique skirt from Papua. Hand made from multiple lengths of yellow, brown, maroon and tan orchard bark. Set on a modern steel base. So beautiful. This Papua skirt was sourced in ...
Category

Primitive Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Life Size Bronze African Woman in the Style of Hagenauer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice large bronze of an partially clad African Woman in the style of Hagenauer. This bronze date to the mid-20th century and is quite likely European. Nice patina and a striking p...
Category

Unknown Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Framed Maritime Signal Flag of Letter V
Located in Norwell, MA
Shadow box framed ships signal flag with attached rope and wood toggle. Red diamond on a white field. Letter V. Weight is 5 pounds.
Category

Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Vintage "Lowest Prices" Grocery Market Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great kitchen conversation piece. Grocery store in market advertising trade sign, circa 1950s. Simple and too the point. Looks to be painted by the hand of a skilled sign painter.
Category

American Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Root Carving of a Beast
Located in London, GB
Item: Mid-20th century Folk Art root carving of a beast We are proud to offer a highly unique and decorative Folk Art carving of a “Dog” or form of beast, made from a tree root. The...
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German Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Rust Colored Barkcloth with Gold Speckles
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This beautiful fabric is a 100% cotton barkcloth. Barkcloth is a textured printed woven fabric. The manufacturer is unknown but this lovely orangish rust-colored vintage fabric has s...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Set of Temperance Day Sheet Metal Road Signs, circa 1951
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Created by the Seventh-Day Adventists church in 1951 for their October 27th, 1951 Temperance Day "Weapons and Warfare" Campaign against alcohol consumption in the United States. The ...
Category

American Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Sheet Metal

Danish Squirrel Brush and Tray
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cute Danish brush in the shape of a squirrel with a bushy tail as the brush and it's ears also brush whiskers. Snaps tightly into the teak tray and handle. Made in Denmark by Johan...
Category

Danish Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Teak

Wavy Green Striped Barkcloth with Tropical Banana Leaf Pattern
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This beautiful vintage mid century fabric is a 100% cotton barkcloth. Barkcloth is a textured printed woven fabric. The banana leaf and flower design with striking bright green, wavy...
Category

American Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Mid-20th Century Three-Panel, Hand Painted Oil on Canvas Screen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-20th century three panel, hand painted oil on canvas screen. Measures: 72" tall Three panels 16.5" W each. The screen can be displayed up to 46 x 48" wide. The back is hand pri...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

Vintage Set of Five Christmas Candle Holders Erzgebirge Germany
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Set of five handmade and hand-painted christmas candle holders in wood. Five different figures like an angel, santa and a skiier girl. The handmade figures are produced in the area o...
Category

German Country Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Big Fish Wood Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Almost six foot long wood fish double-sided trade sign. Original hand painted surface with heavy iron strap hangers. . Found in the northeast. Perhaps for a fish market or fishing su...
Category

American Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Rare Glass Pedestrian Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic glass pedestrian street crossing sign. Great coloring. Excellent condition. Illuminates beautifully in sunlight.
Category

American Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Mathieu Matégot Style Black Gloss Metal Mesh Marketplace Flower Cart France 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Superb Mid-Century Modern paris marketplace flower cart in the style of Mathieu Matégot. Handcrafted wrought iron wheels, hairpin legs, handles and a metal mesh display table in glo...
Category

French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wrought Iron, Wire

Vintage Navajo Woven Carpet/Saddle Blanket
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Navajo woven wool carpet/saddle blanket Black, white and grey geometric design.
Category

American Native American Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Solid Brass Boat Binnacle Compass
Located in Norwell, MA
Polished brass boat binnacle with gimballed compass. Compass is polished aluminum. Weight is 8 pounds.
Category

Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Ceramic Vase from the 1950s by the French Ceramist Edouard Cazaux F296
Located in Lyon, FR
Ceramic vase from the 1950s by the French ceramist Edouard Cazaux. Very nice drawings of the artist of women and goats all around the vase that create an impression of movement, enam...
Category

French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Ships Cargo Spotlight on Tripod
Located in Norwell, MA
Tripod mounted marine spotlight. Fitted to a maritime compass pedestal, this large Yoke mounted ships floodlight had been meticulously polished and lacquered. With glass lens and pol...
Category

Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Ceramic Stoneware Plague by Ake Holm of a Brutalist Geometric Nude Couple
Located in London, GB
A ceramic stoneware plague by leading Swedish ceramicist Ake Holm of a Brutalist geometric nude couple entwined. Finished in a stoneware glaze and signed in the bottom left hand corn...
Category

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

Vintage Azilal Moroccan Berber Rug
Located in Milan, IT
Woven with natural, undyed wool, this rug belongs to the earliest group of Azilal weavings and the first ones to appear on the market around the turn of the Millennium. Azilal rugs s...
Category

Moroccan Tribal Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Carved and Painted Folk Art Swordfish Weathervane
Located in Nantucket, MA
Large Folk Art wood weathervane in the form of a silhouette swordfish with metal bill and retaining original blue painted surface.
Category

American Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

1950's Carnival Funhouse Distortion Green Mirror
Located in Chicago, IL
1950's carnival funhouse distortion floor green mirror.
Category

North American Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk 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...
Category

British Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Fiberglass

Unusual Mesmerizing Hand Built Hypnotic Wheel, by Melvin Powers, 1951
By Marilyn Powers
Located in Buffalo, NY
Melvin Powers is considered the king of hypnosis in this country. His first self published book entitled hypnotism revealed is still in print and first published in 1949, He self pub...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Belgian Leather Ball Weight
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Whimsical leather ball weight from Beligium. Marked 2 KG. Saddle leather ball with strap for lifting. Good vintage condition. Wear to leather. Cool object for a home gym or office.
Category

Belgian Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Leather

200 - Tapestry Aubusson 'A Thousand Flowers'
Located in Paris, FR
"Thousand flowers tapestry" "MILLE-FLEURS" tapestry low wool work, Atelier d'Aubusson circa 1950-1970.This scene is related to the group of "A Thousand Flowers" by its background of...
Category

French Medieval Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Tapestry

Paper Mâché Hand Painted Circus Elephant With Ball
Located in Stamford, CT
Paper mâché hand painted circus elephant with ball. A large and impressive figure of a circus elephant.
Category

American Colonial Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Solid Brass Yacht Winch on Mahogany Base
Located in Norwell, MA
Polished and lacquered brass yacht winch mounted onto a custom wood base with rope carved border. Weight is 15 pounds.
Category

Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Oversized Wicker Basket/Folk Art
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
2-306 large wicker basket with pencil rapped handle.
Category

Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wicker

Hand Painted Keep Off Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage wooden Keep Off sign. Hand painted with red background and white lettering on thin wood board. Great colors and graphics. Great vintage condition. Cool piece of wall art.  
Category

American Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Pair of Edouard Baillods Fishermen Paintings
By Edouard Baillods
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Edouard Baillods Fishermen paintings pair of fabulous cubist fishermen paintings by Swiss artist Edouard Baillods (1918-1988) consisting of two fishermen with fish and ropes ...
Category

Swiss Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint, Canvas

Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Rug, North Africa
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan vintage Berber rug from the Beni Ouarain tribes. Lush white and black organic wool rug with geometrical lozenges designs. Dark black abstract designs in lozenges on a natur...
Category

Moroccan Tribal Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Hobby Horse Ride On Pull Along Mobile Wheels Childs Toy Wood Leather Modern
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
- Unusual folk, hobby horse trainer on wheels - Exudes charm and character - Usable & robust in good working order - Great collector's piece also Measures: Height - 71cm Wid...
Category

British Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Pine

Streamlined Bakelite Tesla Talisman Radio, 1950s
Located in Hamburg, DE
Talisman Radio by the Tesla company from the 1950s. A compact tabletop receiver in a streamlined design fondly referred to as the "moped tank" style, very reminiscent of the design l...
Category

Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Plastic

Vintage Navajo Rug, Folk Rug, Handmade Wool, Beige, Coral, Brown, Neutral
Located in New York, NY
Navajo rugs and blankets are textiles produced by Navajo people of the four corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade...
Category

American Navajo Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wool

African Masks Group
Located in Atlanta, GA
Group of eight sculptural African hand carved tribal masks, most are early 20th century. They retain their warm original patinas. They come from a Manhattan estate, where the owner w...
Category

Ivorian Tribal Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Beach-Side Hamburger Shack Menu Board
Located in Nantucket, MA
Vintage mid century beach-side hamburger shack menu board, circa 1950s, hand painted on plywood advertising hot dogs and hamburgers and the usual suspects... plus sunglasses. And Bat...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Plywood

Vintage Exmouth Arms Original English Pub Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
Exmouth Arms vintage, hand-painted steel double-sided English tavern sign purchased in the town of Leek, from our favorite dealer. All original with no restoration.
Category

British Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Midcentury African Woman Bronze Head Sculpture, Austria, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Mid-Century modernist bronze head of an African woman made in Austria in the 1950s with a brass earring and a marble base in the style of Hagenauer Werkstatte. In very go...
Category

Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Very Large Rare "Uncle Sam" Tramp Art Buffet
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Uncle Sam Tramp Art buffet. The back is a curtain of stars, with Uncle Sam's stove top hat. The front comes to a corner, with an eagle head on both sides, flanked by stars; 44" W x 2...
Category

American American Craftsman Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley Dunbar End Side Table with Gertrud and Otto Natzler Ceramic Tiles
Located in Studio City, CA
This very rare and absolutely stunning Edward Wormley designed end/ occasional table for Dunbar Furniture for their "Janus" collection, circa 1956-1957 comes with inlaid, glazed tile...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Collection of Worldwide Traveler's Hand Carved Folk Art Masks
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collection of worldwide traveler's hand carved folk art masks, circa 1940s - 1970s, possibly earlier. We purchased the estate of an Atlanta Coca Cola executive, who traveled the worl...
Category

Balinese Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Peter Voulkos Signed Mid-Century Modern Stoneware Pottery Vase, circa 1950s
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic early work (circa early 1950s) by Master Greek-American potter Peter Voulkos. Signed on base with incised signature by Voulkos. Voulkos is widely considered to be t...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

Decorative Hand-Carved African Set of Wood Statues from Kenya
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Decorative ebony well hand-carved African statues of two women. Handmade in Kenya, Africa Measures: 1 - 14" x 2"5 2 - 10.5" x 2".
Category

Kenyan Tribal Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Ebony

Semi-Antique Persian Yalameh Carpet in Green, Brown, and Red Wool
Located in New York, NY
In vibrant shades of green, brown, red, and cream wool, this semi-antique Persian Yalameh carpet is hand-knotted and belongs to the Orley Shabahang World Market Collection. Composed ...
Category

Persian Tribal Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wool

1959 Two Tone Tin Litho Oldsmobile Coupe Japan
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful orange body with a black top with all it's chrome. Interior is a plaid, very cool. Wheels all roll fine. Although it was hardly played with the friction motor in the rear d...
Category

Japanese Industrial Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Painted Blue Wooden Corner Etagere
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
American Mid-Century Modern corner etagere painted blue. This is a tall royal blue 5 tier display or plant stand. Lovely and functional, the five graduated shelves are ready to dis...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Mexican 1950’s Pepsi Cola Bottle Cap Embossed Metal Sign
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare 1950’s. Mexican Pepsi Cola Soda Pop Bottle Cap Gas Embossed Metal Sign
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Sheet Metal

Old Crow Advertising Figure
Located in Stamford, CT
Old Crow advertising figure for "Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey". Heavy composite cardboard like material. He is a charming fellow with his top hat, tails, and walking stick... ...
Category

American Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Composition

Collection of 1953 Bicycle License Plates, New Old Stock
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collection of 1953 bicycle license plates, American, circa 1953. These are new, old stock, and are from the estate of a salesman who sold toy lines in the 1950s. They are a colorful ...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Anonymous Abstract Geometric Painted Board
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Bold geometric abstract board found in Texas. We have a collection of these boards from an anonymous artist. Painted on recycled cupboard doors, table tops, stool tops and bread boar...
Category

American Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Wood

1950s "Prince Buddah" Circus Sideshow Banner
Located in Chicago, IL
1950s "Prince Buddah" circus sideshow banner.
Category

American Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Framed Maritime Signal Flag of Letter G
Located in Norwell, MA
Shadow box framed ships signal flag with attached rope and wood toggle. Yellow field with blue stripes. Weight is 5 pounds.
Category

Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Vallauris Midcentury Ceramic Pottery Tray Dish in the Manner of Picasso, 1954
Located in Studio City, CA
An exquisitely made, wonderfully decorated, large, unique ceramic tray made in Vallauris, France during the peak of Vallauris studio ceramics. During this time (1954), many famous ar...
Category

French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Lucie Rie Signed Stamped Yellow Speckle Glazed British Pottery Bowl, circa 1950s
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous earth-toned, yellow, green, brown speckle glazed ceramic footed bowl by famed Austrian-born British potter Lucie Rie. The bowl is signed with Lucie Rie's impressed seal...
Category

English Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Pottery

Vintage Japanese Tin Space Toy Mechanical Bank, Circa 1950's Rare
Located in Incline Village, NV
Japanese tin mechanical bank features a rocket launcher mounted on the top surface of the body which fires a missile (penny or coin) into outer space, as represented by a globe like ...
Category

Japanese Folk Art Vintage 1950s Folk Art

Materials

Tin