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Innovative, Intriguing Folk Art Rug. Design Before its Time.

American, ca. late 19th century. Wool on burlap. Pre-dating, yet in a manner relating to that of Joseph Albers, the design features decreasing-sized and color-contrasting squares that immersively draw the observer in. Also pre-dates and relates to the minimalistic designs of Donald Judd. The design further enhanced by the "organicness", or non-linearity of the soft square sides. Mounted for easy hanging. Attention grabbing size of about 38 ½ inches square. A scarce content departure from most 19th century rugs that depict flowers or buildings or animals. Art that would thrive in a historic or contemporary settting. Provenance: Northeast private collection.

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Painted Woodenware-Pantry Box and Miniature Cricket (available individually).....SALE PENDING-BOTH

New England, the pantry box ca 1800-1820, the cricket 1820-1840. The well made and sturdy round pantry box, ex Lew Scranton, with single finger on the hand planed lid has a rich, darkly oxidized green paint. Joinery with cut nails. About 6 3/8 inches diameter x 3 7/8 tall.....the tiny cricket was likely made for a period doll house, or just for nice. It has its original mustard paint decoration on a red ground. Its boot jack ends are joined to the side rails with cut nails. Just 3 7/8 inches long.

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WANTED! EXCEPTIONAL examples of early American painted woodenware, folk art, and artworks.

EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLES of early American painted woodenware, folk art, and artworks.

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