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62 Vintage Folk Art Hand Painted Apple Collection and Display, Circa 1890-1950

US$8,500per item


Here is a lifetime collection of 62 painted apples made mostly as covered boxes for children to play with. Most of the apples are wooden, one is a set of nesting apples, several contain a roulette wheel, a few still have tiny spinning tops or pink pigs. There are two measuring tapes and one can be cranked to play a tune. There are 56 wooden apples, 4 tin apples, 1 papier mache and another painted marble. The brilliant colors, folky patterns and various sizes create an amazingly charming assemblage in the manner of collecting graduated painted firkins or stacks of Shaker pantry boxes. Frisky-shaped walnut hanging shelves from a Pennsylvania Estate sale. It has been the home for these apples for years and years. The shelf measures 29.5" H. x 21.25" W. x 8.25" D.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Width: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Depth: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The majority of the apple boxes are empty. A few of apples have dried and now have firm age cracks.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU788724862532

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    Ships From: East Hampton, NY
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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