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169 Lot 169: Mary T. Smith Outsider Art Painting Mary T. Smith Outsider Art Painting Lot 169: Mary T. Smith Outsider Art Painting

Mary Tillman Smith (Mississippi, 1905-1995) folk art house paint on found wood portrait depicting a woman waving her hands on a yellow background. Signed in pen en verso. Rustic wood frame, painted black. 21 1/2"H x 35"W. Frame: 26 1/2" x 40". The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Painting overall excellent condition with a few flyspecks. Some chips and losses to frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
171 Lot 171: Large J.L. Sudduth Train Painting Large J.L. Sudduth Train Painting Lot 171: Large J.L. Sudduth Train Painting

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) paint and mud on board outsider art painting depicting a locomotive train engine. Signed left center. Natural rough hewn wood frame. Sight 35" H x 47"W, frame 41"H x 53"W. The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition, 8" natural crack in wood extending from top left edge, some scattered splatters and flyspecks. Some scattered wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$800.00$850.00
172 Lot 172: Large J.L. Sudduth Cow Painting Large J.L. Sudduth Cow Painting Lot 172: Large J.L. Sudduth Cow Painting

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) paint and mud on board outsider art painting depicting a cow on green grass. Signed upper left. Sight – 35"H x 47"W. Frame – 41"H x 53"W. The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition. Some natural cracking to wood, small hole lower center likely in wood before paint was applied; some scattered white paint spots possibly as applied; some light splatters upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
216 Lot 216: Roy Pace Carved & Painted Nativity Set, 14 Pcs. Roy Pace Carved & Painted Nativity Set, 14 Pcs. Lot 216: Roy Pace Carved & Painted Nativity Set, 14 Pcs.

Roy Pace (Tennessee, 1911-2011) hand carved and painted Nativity Set, comprised of fourteen (14) pieces including one (1) manger with trumpeting angel, one (1) Mary kneeling over the infant Jesus, one (1) Joseph holding a lantern, three (3) wise men, three (3) camels, one (1) shepherd with staff, one (1) donkey, one (1) cow, and two (2) sheep. All figures and animals signed on the base and dated 1995, 1996, or 1998. All range in size from 4" H x 4 1/2" W to 18 3/4" H x 20 1/2" W. Condition: All pieces in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
217 Lot 217: 3 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings, Santa's Workshop 3 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings, Santa's Workshop Lot 217: 3 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings, Santa's Workshop

Three (3) Roy Pace (Tennessee, 1911-2011) hand carved and painted Christmas themed folk art figures, including one (1) depicting Santa Claus at his work bench painting a toy, one (1) depicting Mrs. Claus at a podium checking the "Naughty and Nice" list, and one (1) depicting an elf dressed in a green hat and coat with red pants, all mounted on carved wooden bases. Elf figure inscribed "Carved by Roy Pace at Euro Disney Paris France 1994" to underside of base, Santa and Mrs. Claus signed "Roy Pace" and dated "1992" or "1993". Figures ranging in size from 10 1/8" H x 3 1/2" W x 4 3/4" D to 11" H x 6 7/8" W x 7 3/4" D. Condition: All items in overall very good condition. Two brush tips broken on paintbrush in cup to Santa figure. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
474 Lot 474: Vannoy Streeter Six-Piece Band Wire Sculptures Vannoy Streeter Six-Piece Band Wire Sculptures Lot 474: Vannoy Streeter Six-Piece Band Wire Sculptures

Vannoy Streeter (Tennessee, 1919-1998) wire sculptures depicting a six-piece band, 8 items total, comprised of a vocalist, a guitar player, a fiddle player, a banjo player, a drum player seated at a drum set, and a piano player seated at a piano. Ranging in size from 5 5/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 5" D to 7 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W x 3" D. Biography: "Self-taught sculptor Vannoy Streeter was known as "Wireman" because of the fanciful creations he fashioned from coat hangers and metal wire. Best known for his depictions of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Streeter also created scores of other images using wrapped and twisted wire. By the time of his death in 1998, Streeter had gained national exposure. He participated in the National Black Arts Festival in 1990, and his work attracted collectors from around the United States. Born in 1919 in Wartrace, Tennessee, Streeter moved with his family to what would later become a Tennessee Walking Horse farm. At the time, owners were still training their mixed thoroughbreds to prance in front of buggies. The oldest of six brothers, he learned the horse grooming and training business from his father. When the first Walking Horse Celebration was held in Wartrace, Streeter was there to observe the high-stepping front legs and sliding, low-slung back legs that created the characteristic rocking gait. After the Walking Horse Celebration moved to its current home in the county seat of Shelbyville, Streeter took special pride in the fact that African American trainers helped develop the Walking Horse style and that champion horse "Strolling Jim" was from Wartrace." (source: The Tennessee Encyclopedia). The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Oxidation to wire. Note that some loose tips (as made) are sharp. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
475 Lot 475: Mose Tolliver Folk Art Painting, Nall Profile Mose Tolliver Folk Art Painting, Nall Profile Lot 475: Mose Tolliver Folk Art Painting, Nall Profile

Mose Ernest Tolliver (Alabama, 1919-2006) folk art house paint on wood panel painting depicting a portrait of Southern (Alabama) artist Fred Nall Hollis, more commonly refer to as "Nall," rendered in shades of pink and black against a green background. Signed "MOSET" with backwards "S," lower left. Metal bar and a soda can tab, en verso. Unframed. 27 1/4" H x 16" W. The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall good condition with minor surface scuffs, errant paint marks, natural age shrinkage to panel. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
480 Lot 480: Finster Outsider Art Plaque, Camel and Dragon Finster Outsider Art Plaque, Camel and Dragon Lot 480: Finster Outsider Art Plaque, Camel and Dragon

Three (3) folk art items by Howard Finster (Georgia, Alabama, 1916-2001) and Michael Finster (Georgia, b. 1969). 1st item: Howard Finster poured concrete mosaic plaque comprised of various materials including glass, hardware and a transistor or computer board. Signed on the back "Howard Finster Studio, Summerville, GA. 9 7/8" square. 2nd item: Howard Finster outsider art painted camel titled "Desert Taxi" depicting angels and other figures. Signed lower right and additionally signed "Jesus Saves". 8" H x 10 3/4" W. 3rd item: Michael Finster outsider art bookend in the form of a dragon, titled "Dragon Dog". Titled, dated signed on the base "By Michael Finster/3478th Piece of Art/12-1-94 7:45 AM" together with additional drawings. Also signed and dated on the back. 6 3/4" H x 7 5/8" W. Private Chattanooga, TN collection. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd-3rd items: Overall good condition with light general wear. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
481 Lot 481: Tim Lewis, Noah's Ark Sculpture Tim Lewis, Noah's Ark Sculpture Lot 481: Tim Lewis, Noah's Ark Sculpture

Tim Lewis (Kentucky, b. 1952) folk art carved sandstone sculpture depicting Noah's Ark, with giraffe heads and necks protruding out of the stern onto the roof, sheltering a male and female to one side and a hippo and and other animal to the other. Another male and female figure with kissing birds to the stern and two lions depicted on the bow. Various animals depicted in each window. Signed and dated "T 04/Lewis" top of bow. 14 1/4" H x 24 1/2" W x 8 1/2" D. Sculpture weighs 113.3 pounds. The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall good condition with weathered, green patina. Few minute chips to ear of right giraffe. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
580 Lot 580: Sonny Dalton Mixed Metal Steampunk Sculpture Sonny Dalton Mixed Metal Steampunk Sculpture Lot 580: Sonny Dalton Mixed Metal Steampunk Sculpture

Sonny Dalton (American, 1933-2011) mixed-metal steampunk locomotive sculpture. Comprised of various found parts including an automotive headlight, musical instruments, a music box, a coin bank, and various gears. Unsigned but retains the original artist card. 23 3/8" H x 29" L x 8 1/2" W. 20th century. The Estate of David G. Leach Jr., Vonore, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
848 Lot 848: 3 Primitive Boxes, incl. Alabama Seed Box, Pantry Box, & Round Box 3 Primitive Boxes, incl. Alabama Seed Box, Pantry Box, & Round Box Lot 848: 3 Primitive Boxes, incl. Alabama Seed Box, Pantry Box, & Round Box

Three (3) Primitive Boxes. 1st item: Red-painted seed box with divided interior and color lithograph label for the Amzi Godden Seed Company of Birmingham, Alabama (founded 1899). 15" H x 29" W x 10" D. Circa 1900. Note found with the box states it came from the Hamner Store in Attalla, Alabama. 2nd item: Circular box with red, yellow, and black paint decoration and acorn-shaped finial knob. Late 19th century. 5" H x 5" diameter. 3rd item: Pantry box with partial blue paint. 5 1/2" H x 15" diameter. 20th century. Condition: Seed box: general wear; lacking one divider, 1" x 2" square cut out of front and back boards, losses and some pencil writing to paper label. Small box: surface wear and losses to paint decoration. Pantry box: wear; breaks to edges. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1055 Lot 1055: Crazy Quilt and Carved Folk Art Rooster Crazy Quilt and Carved Folk Art Rooster Lot 1055: Crazy Quilt and Carved Folk Art Rooster

1st item: American Depression era hand embroidered and pieced Crazy Quilt, likely made from silk crepe ties, velvet and satin, 83" x 65". Probably Southern, 2nd quarter of the 20th century. 2nd item: Carved wooden folk art wall ornament in the shape of a rooster standing atop an arrow. Hook for hanging, en verso. 21 1/4" H x 44 1/4" W x 1" D. American, 20th century. Condition: 1st item: Very good condition with minor scattered shattering. Pink backing was added later. 2nd item: Overall good condition with natural age shrinkage. Breaks to tips and edges, largest 1 1/4" x 1/2" (some retained). Drill hole to arrow below rooster. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00