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133 Lot 133: Baltimore Framed Plaque or Trade Sign for Stonecutter Baltimore Framed Plaque or Trade Sign for Stonecutter Lot 133: Baltimore Framed Plaque or Trade Sign for Stonecutter

Carved oval black marble plaque, housed in a frame labeled for M. Barrett and Brother (Baltimore, Maryland, working ca. 1853 – ca. 1860) with carved decoration depicting a man wearing an apron and top hat, seated and sawing through a slab of stone. Partially legible presentation inscription en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame with a foliate spandrel, the back with a partial paper label reading M. BARRETT & BRO / CARVER & GUILDER/ No. 82 Howard Street, Cor. Saratoga, Baltimore, / MANUFACTURER OF /LOOKING GLASS/ PORTRAIT / PICTURE FRAMES AND GILT WORK/ PLAIN AND FANCY WOOD FRAMES AND IMPORTED FRENCH & GERMAN LOOKING GLASS PLATES. Stone and frame held in place by wood lattice and iron brace. Stone – 2" H x 14 5/8" W x 12" D. Wood frame – 16 7/8" H x 19" W. Note: Cockeysville in Baltimore County was home to several quarries that were known as early as the first part of the 18th century for "Cockeysville Marble". Several quarries operated in the area including Beaver Dam Quarry and Gun Powder Quarry. Frame maker information is listed in the Wintethur Decorative Arts online collection resource database: http://dapc.winterthur.org/iseedapc/obj_dat/2005.0192.htm CONDITION: Marble/hardstone overall good condition with some minor scattered chipping to the perimeter. Framed with losses to the top edge with overall craquelure and scattered wear. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
144 Lot 144: Helen LaFrance O/C, Church Picnic Helen LaFrance O/C, Church Picnic Lot 144: Helen LaFrance O/C, Church Picnic

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) large oil on canvas landscape painting depicting an African American congregation gathering for a Church Picnic, with automobiles parked in front of a church and horse and buggy approaching lower left; a table is being spread in the background, while little girls play a circle game in the right foreground. Signed "Helen La France" lower right. Housed in a hand made grain painted frame with carved rondels at corners and beaded rabbet edge. Sight – 24" H x 36" W. Framed – 32" H x 43" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" – drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22, 2020 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. Provenance: Private Mississippi collection, acquired by consignor's mother directly from the artist. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. 1/4" inclusion in tree/leaf area; a few scattered flyspecks. [See more photos →]

$3,400.00$3,800.00
145 Lot 145: Helen LaFrance O/B, Cotton Farm Helen LaFrance O/B, Cotton Farm Lot 145: Helen LaFrance O/B, Cotton Farm

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvasboard landscape painting depicting six African American figures picking cotton from a field, with three other figures sitting in horse drawn wagons, foreground and background. A farm building occupies the center of the canvas, while two paddlewheel steamboats pass in the distance, and a brownish cloud hovers overhead. Signed "Helen La France" lower right and dated '95. Sight – 17 3/4" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed – 21 1/2" H x 39 1/4" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" – drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22, 2020 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. Provenance: Private Mississippi collection, acquired by consignor's mother directly from the artist. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with a few scattered extraneous paint spots/drips, trapped brush hairs. A few scattered abrasions to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
148 Lot 148: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Assemblage Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Assemblage Lot 148: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Assemblage

Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) outsider art mixed media on board assemblage painting depicting two semi-trucks surroundedby crowds of multi-colored human figures. Signed "Young" top right.Housed in a contemporary black painted wooden frame. Board – 19" H x 36 3/8" W. Framed – 21 1/2" H x 39 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D.Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface scratches, largest 2 1/2". Areas of loss to frame, largest 7 3/8". [See more photos →]

$600.00$900.00
149 Lot 149: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Two Abstract Figures Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Two Abstract Figures Lot 149: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Two Abstract Figures

Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) mixed media on cardboard outsider art painting depicting two abstract figures rendered in black againstred, yellow, black, and off white background. Dated and signed "92 Young" across top of board. Float mounted in a black painted wooden frame. Board – 32 3/4" H x 13 3/8" W. Framed – 35 3/8" H x 16" W. American, late 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with tears, largest 3 3/4" to edges of cardboard. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
150 Lot 150: J.L. Sudduth Native American Folk Art Painting J.L. Sudduth Native American Folk Art Painting Lot 150: J.L. Sudduth Native American Folk Art Painting

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art painting, depicting a Native American figure with colorful buckskin fringed clothing and feathered hat, standing with a dog, Toto, by his side. Signed lower left, "Jim Sudduth." 48 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W. Unframed. Late 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
151 Lot 151: J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman Walking Dog J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman Walking Dog Lot 151: J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman Walking Dog

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) outsider art mud and paint on plywood painting depicting a standing and smiling female with green neon hair and brightly colored clothing, walking a white dog, "Toto," on a leash. Signed upper left and lower left, "Jim Sudduth." Unframed. 58 3/4" H x 20 1/4" W. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, minor wear to lower right corner. Some scratching to dress area. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
152 Lot 152: 2 J. L. Sudduth Paintings, Train Scene & Streetcar 2 J. L. Sudduth Paintings, Train Scene & Streetcar Lot 152: 2 J. L. Sudduth Paintings, Train Scene & Streetcar

Two (2) Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art paintings, including one (1) depicting a train accident scene with onlooking bystanders, signed upper left corner, and one (1) depicting a streetcar filled with passengers, signed upper right. Both are unframed and measure 23 3/4" H x 48 1/4" W. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both paintings overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
153 Lot 153: 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Figure & Birds w/ Flowers 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Figure & Birds w/ Flowers Lot 153: 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Figure & Birds w/ Flowers

Two (2) Mose Ernest Tolliver (Alabama, 1919-2006) folk art paintings, house paint on wood panel, includingone (1) depicting a human figure against pale green background, 21 1/4" H x 14 1/8" W and one (1) depicting birds and flowers against a dark green background, 24" square. Both signed MOSET with backwards S lower left and center. Both unframed, bird and flower painting with hanging tab. Both late 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with minor surface scuffs. 1 1/4" paint loss, lower left of human figure painting. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
154 Lot 154: Howard Finster Folk Art Camel & Giraffe Bookends Howard Finster Folk Art Camel & Giraffe Bookends Lot 154: Howard Finster Folk Art Camel & Giraffe Bookends

Two (2) Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) outsider art painted animal bookends including one (1) camel painted in colors of red and yellow with animal faces and one (1) giraffe painted in colors of red, pink, yellow and green and decorated with human faces. Both with writing by the artist on the bases: "Best of life is in the Bible I read it daily, over -50-years I know it," and signed and titled on the front; additional writing on bottom of bases. Camel is titled "Desert Taxi" and giraffe is titled "Resting Souls." Additionally signed and dated on the backs. Camel – 8 1/4" H x 10 3/4" W x 3 1/2" D. Giraffe – 18" H x 8 3/4" W x 3 1/2" D. Both 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
155 Lot 155: Popeye Reed Carved Female Head & Plaque Popeye Reed Carved Female Head & Plaque Lot 155: Popeye Reed Carved Female Head & Plaque

Two (2) Ernest "Popeye" Reed (Ohio, 1919-1985) sandstone folk art carvings. 1st item: Carved female head, signed along the lower back edge "E REED." 10 1/2" H x 7" W x 7" D. 21lbs. 2nd item: Carved plaque depicting an icon with an integral carved foliate frame. Signed lower left and dated "1980." 14" H x 11 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
156 Lot 156: Raymond Coins Stele Sculpture, Adam & Eve Raymond Coins Stele Sculpture, Adam & Eve Lot 156: Raymond Coins Stele Sculpture, Adam & Eve

Raymond Coins (American/North Carolina, 1904-1998) folk art carved river stone stele or plaque depicting Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Eve is extending an apple to Adam and both are standing below the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. Inscribed on the back "W.R. Coins". 14 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
194 Lot 194: Folk Art Plantation desk Folk Art Plantation desk Lot 194: Folk Art Plantation desk

Folk art secretary or plantation desk, possibly Southern, with dark brown wash surface, mixed woods, single piece construction. Gothic style trefoil carved cornice over two hinged paneled doors with applied trefoil and sun decoration and two white ceramic knobs; doors open to an interior with shelf over a bank of five pigeonholes. Hinged slant front writing surface opens to a storage compartment below with applied carving to front; legs are extensions of desk stiles with applied rectangular ornaments over ball-turned and faceted legs, ending in ball and spike feet. 70 1/4'' H x 32 1/2'' W x 25'' D. Circa 1860. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some wear, especially to edges, slant front and door fronts, which has lost coloration; ceramic knobs replacements; minor cracking or repairs to applied carvings. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
195 Lot 195: Roy Pace Folk Art Carved Eagle Roy Pace Folk Art Carved Eagle Lot 195: Roy Pace Folk Art Carved Eagle

Roy Pace (Tennessee, 1911-2011) hand carved and painted folk art American Eagle, depicted with outstretched wings and talons and mounted onto a red, white and blue Federal shield. Incised signature and date "Roy Pace 1996" en verso. 12" H x 24 1/2" W x 11 1/4" D. Provenance: the estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$660.00
196 Lot 196: 2 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings 2 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings Lot 196: 2 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings

Two (2) Roy Pace (Tennessee, 1911-2011) hand carved and painted folk art figures including one (1) bearded man attired in a long coat and hat and standing with a long rifle in one hand and a pipe in another and one (1) farmer depicted kneeling and drinking water from a bucket with a sickle in the one hand. Both figures signed and dated "1989" and "1988" respectively on the base along with an artist tag or card. Ranging in size from 14 1/2" to 15 1/4" H. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both pieces overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
197 Lot 197: Clarence Stringfield Carving + Prison Art Lamp, 2 items Clarence Stringfield Carving + Prison Art Lamp, 2 items Lot 197: Clarence Stringfield Carving + Prison Art Lamp, 2 items

Two (2) Southern carvings, including Clarence Stringfield. 1st item: Clarence Stringfield (Tennessee, 1903-1976) folk art wood carving titled "Hillbillies In Love," depicting a conjoined female and male bust with a flattened back and hanger. Titled and signed "Carved by C. Stringfield" in marker on the base. 14" H x 7" W x 2 1/4" D. 2nd item: Prison art carved wood puzzle ball table lamp, having a central standard with on puzzle ball to the center with upper and lower tiers (top tier rotates), each having four projecting puzzle ball arms, all resting on four footed carved legs. Initialed on the underside "WH" for W. Hale. According to oral history and note applied to underside of lamp, this lamp was made by a prisoner serving a life sentence in the Georgia State Prison. Lamp – 16 1/2" H. 27" total H w/ harp. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Good condition with general wear. Fitted with newer wiring, lamp is functional. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
198 Lot 198: Black Americana figure, poss. Dutreuil Barjon, New Orleans Black Americana figure, poss. Dutreuil Barjon, New Orleans Lot 198: Black Americana figure, poss. Dutreuil Barjon, New Orleans

Black Americana folk art carved figure, possibly by Pierre Charles Dutreuil Barjon, a free man of color working in New Orleans 1813 – 1856, or his son Dutreuil Barjon, Jr. Carved hardwood, likely cypress, figure depicting a young African American man, seated and attired in a suit with his arms held upright, likely originally attached to another carved object. Initialed on the soles of both feet "D.B.", additionally initialled to the underside of the body "LBC" and "DA". 44 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W x 14 1/2" D. Mid-19th century. Artist Biography: Pierre Charles Dutreuil Barjon was born in Jeremie, Haiti at the turn of the nineteenth-century and immigrated to New Orleans with his mother in 1813. He apprenticed with cabinetmaker Jean Rousseau (active 1814-1828), also a free man of color, and established his own firm at 245 Royal Street in 1821. His son Dutreuil Barjon, Jr. was born in 1823 and also learned the craft of furniture making. The elder Barjon retired to Paris in 1856, leaving the operations of the firm to his son. Source: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/ Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: Older varnished surface. Head with an old, clean break and reattached. Losses to front left knee and back (possible from being attached to another object and/or insect damage). Some scattered vertical wood shrinkage noted to back of head, back and front torso. Insect damage on left foot, back of one leg, and underside of body. [See more photos →]

$2,200.00$2,400.00
199 Lot 199: 6 Southern Folk Art Dolls, incl. Helen Bullard 6 Southern Folk Art Dolls, incl. Helen Bullard Lot 199: 6 Southern Folk Art Dolls, incl. Helen Bullard

Grouping of Six (6) Southern Folk Art dolls. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Helen Bullard Kreckniak (1902-1996, Ozone, Tennessee, working 1949-1982) carved female "Holly Dolls" including one (1) named "Barbry Allen" wearing a green gingham dress with bonnet and holding a dulcimer, signed on the back of the right leg and dated "1964," and one (1) attired in a black satin dress with lace apron, red cape, and fancy black hat, pencil signed on the back of the right leg, carrying a round basket with wool spindle. Both with the "Holly Dolls, Ozone, TN" label sewn to the inside dress hem. 9 3/4" and 10 1/2" H respectively. 3rd & 4th items: Pair of folk art dolls with walnut heads including a young male wearing overalls and a red shirt and a female with a printed cotton dress with red collar and belt. 6 3/4" and 7 3/4" H. 1st half 20th century. 5th item: Carved folk art female doll with a nut head and grey hair, depicted seated in a chair with a butter churn. 4 1/2" H. 20th century. 6th item: Large painted folk art doll having a painted head with carved and partially painted arms and legs, wearing a green gingham dress. All 20th century. CONDITION: 1st & 2nd items: Both dolls overall good condition. Clothing with scattered stains. Larger doll with old repaired break to one shoulder. 3rd & 4th dolls: Small male doll is missing the right arm and has a break to one foot. Both with overall wear. 5th doll: Light overall grime. Left hand with missing object. 6th item: Break to left arm at shoulder joint, arm retained. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
200 Lot 200: Forked Handle Wythe Co. VA Oval Basket Forked Handle Wythe Co. VA Oval Basket Lot 200: Forked Handle Wythe Co. VA Oval Basket

Wythe County, Virgina (Valley of Virginia) split white oak low basket, oval form composed of woven converging ribs, a double wrapped rim and a fixed forked handle attached with nails. 10"H (total H) x 14 3/4" W x 10 1/2" D. Basket body 3 1/2" H. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with nice old patina. Very light wear noted to handle. Basket with no breaks. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
201 Lot 201: 2 Wythe Co. VA Oval Flat Baskets, Inc. Fork Handle 2 Wythe Co. VA Oval Flat Baskets, Inc. Fork Handle Lot 201: 2 Wythe Co. VA Oval Flat Baskets, Inc. Fork Handle

Two (2) Wythe County, Virgina (Valley of Virginia) split white oak low oval form baskets, including one with woven converging ribs, a double wrapped rim and a fixed forked handle attached with nails and one identical form without the fixed handle. Handled basket: 7 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W x 9 1/2" D body is 3 1/8" H. Flat basket: 2 1/2" H x 13 1/4" W x 9" D. Both Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: Both baskets overall excellent condition with nice old patinas. Flat basket with very slight wear to one inner weaver on one end. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
202 Lot 202: Three (3)2 Wythe Co Baskets & 1 Southern Buttocks Basket Three (3)2 Wythe Co Baskets & 1 Southern Buttocks Basket Lot 202: Three (3)2 Wythe Co Baskets & 1 Southern Buttocks Basket

Grouping of three (3) Southern split white oak baskets, including two (2) Wythe County, Virginia low oval form baskets with woven converging ribs and double wrapped rims and one (1) Southern, likely Virginia, buttocks basket with fixed handle attached by nails, old varnished surface, with vertical wrapped weavers accents at handle terminals. Ranging in size from 3 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W x 13" D to 11 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W x 11 1/2" D. All items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: All baskets are overall good condition with general light wear, including minor weaver losses and looseness to low baskets. Minor staining, largest 1 1/2" dia. brown stain to smallest flat basket. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
203 Lot 203: 3 Miniature Virginia Buttocks Baskets 3 Miniature Virginia Buttocks Baskets Lot 203: 3 Miniature Virginia Buttocks Baskets

Grouping of three (3) Southwest Virginia, Wythe County miniature split white oak buttocks baskets, two with alternating pink/red and green weavers. Ranging in size from 3 3/4" H x 4" W x 3 3/4" D to 5" H x 5 3/4" W x 5 1/4" D. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: All baskets overall very good condition, some fading to dyed weavers. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
204 Lot 204: 3 Southwest VA Flat Baskets incl. Pie Form 3 Southwest VA Flat Baskets incl. Pie Form Lot 204: 3 Southwest VA Flat Baskets incl. Pie Form

Grouping of three (3) Southwest Virginia, likely Wythe County, split white oak low or flat baskets including two (2) round "pie" forms, one (1) with tall fixed handle and one (1) oval form with a fixed handle. Ranging in size from 2" H x 10" dia. to 8 1/2" H x 15" W x 13 1/4" D. All are Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: All baskets are overall good condition with general light wear. Round handled basket with a few losses to weavers on rim and handle slightly loose. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
209 Lot 209: 2 East TN Pottery Jugs & 19th c. CSA Squirrel Cage 2 East TN Pottery Jugs & 19th c. CSA Squirrel Cage Lot 209: 2 East TN Pottery Jugs & 19th c. CSA Squirrel Cage

Two (2) Hamblen or Washington County, Tennessee pottery jugs, including monkey jug, and one (1) 19th century CSA squirrel cage. 1st item: "Monkey" or harvest stoneware jug, having a central applied pulled handle between two spouts. 12 1/2" H x 9" W. 2nd item: Miniature transitional redware jug with applied pulled handle. Later, early 20th century painted floral decorations and initials "J D W" to body, neck, and handle. 3 1/4" H x 3 1/8" W. Last quarter 19th century. 3rd item: East Tennessee, Russellville, wood and tin squirrel cage, given to Frank Walter Taylor II in the spring of 1864. Comprised of a wood house with tin door to one end and cage or rotor to the other which the squirrel used for exercise, nailed and pegged construction. 11 1/2" H x 26" W x 8" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. History: During the 18th and 19th centuries, birds, squirrels, and other small animals were domesticated and often kept in enclosures with rotating exercise wheels. Many cages were shaped like houses or barns such as this example and were often painted. According to family history, this example was constructed during the winter of 1863-1864 during General Longstreet's army encampment near Russellville, TN. The soldiers cut local trees to split into firewood for the construction of tents and huts. During this time a soldier caught a squirrel which he presented to Colonel Douglass, a member of General Kershaw's staff. When Longstreet and his men, including Colonel Douglass, broke winter camp at Cheeks Cross Roads in the spring of 1864, Douglass gave the cage to Frank Walter Taylor II (1854 – 1919). The case is included on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor II (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia) as item #103 1/2. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: Firing flaws, fleabites, largest 1/4", to smallest spout. 3rd item: General wear and losses. Oxidation to metal. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
435 Lot 435: Vannoy Streeter Three-Piece Band Wire Sculptures Vannoy Streeter Three-Piece Band Wire Sculptures Lot 435: Vannoy Streeter Three-Piece Band Wire Sculptures

Vannoy Streeter (Tennessee, 1919-1998) wire sculptures depicting a three-piece band, 5 items total, comprised of a banjo player, a drum player seated at a drum set, and a piano player seated at a piano with a sheet of music written in pencil on off white cardstock. Ranging in size from 4 1/2" H x 5 7/8" W x 4 1/4" D to 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 3" D. American, second half 20th century. 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). Provenance: private Nashville collection, acquired from the collection of the late interior designer Bill Knox, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with scattered oxidation. Toning to cardstock. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
437 Lot 437: Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait, George Washington Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait, George Washington Lot 437: Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait, George Washington

Lillian Webb (Tennessee, 1930-2010) outsider art oil on canvas painting depicting the portrait of George Washington, First President of the United States, leaning against a white horse, against a patriotic background. Signed "L WEBB" lower left. Housed in a white wooden frame. Sight – 35 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Framed – 37 1/4" H x 25 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Lilian Webb, also spelled Lillian Webb, was born Feb. 8, 1930 and grew up in Nashville, where her family ran a small grocery store of Nolensville Road. A self taught painter, her work was discovered by an art dealer named "Ms. Butler" who convinced Webb to let her offer her paintings for sale in a gallery in Nashville's former Church Street Centre. "Not many sold," Webb recalled in a 1994 interview documented by collector Carl Klein, "but she said she sold most of them in New York later." Webb's work came to the attention of nationally known outsider art patron Dan Prince, and a number of other collectors and dealers of outsider art, including some who tried to formally represent Webb. She refused, saying "I want to be unknown. I don't want to be in the limelight…When people start pressuring me, I quit painting." About her technique, Webb said "I paint real fast because Van Gogh could paint 3 paintings in one day. If I spend too much time on a painting it makes me nervous," and "I [paint] people I love the best very well." Webb's early works included interpretations of masters such as Renoir. Her later paintings focused on popular culture or historical figures such as presidents and celebrities. Webb's work can be found in the homes of several Nashville area outsider art collectors and has been exhibited at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Virginia (How Artists See their World: Outside Art from the Dan Prince Collection, 2010) and the Cannon County Arts Center (Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Caldwell Collection, 2014). Source: Notes from a July 3, 1994 interview with collector Carl Klein (late owner of these works) and the Cannon County Courier, July 23, 2014. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Possible stains, largest 3/8", to horse's chest. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
438 Lot 438: Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait Marilyn Monroe Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait Marilyn Monroe Lot 438: Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait Marilyn Monroe

Lillian Webb (Tennessee, 1930-2010) outsider art acrylic on panel painting depicting a bust portrait of Marilyn Monroe in a blue strapless dress against a red background. Signed "L Webb" lower left. Unframed. 20" H x 16" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Lilian Webb, also spelled Lillian Webb, was born Feb. 8, 1930 and grew up in Nashville, where her family ran a small grocery store of Nolensville Road. A self taught painter, her work was discovered by an art dealer named "Ms. Butler" who convinced Webb to let her offer her paintings for sale in a gallery in Nashville's former Church Street Centre. "Not many sold," Webb recalled in a 1994 interview documented by collector Carl Klein, "but she said she sold most of them in New York later." Webb's work came to the attention of nationally known outsider art patron Dan Prince, and a number of other collectors and dealers of outsider art, including some who tried to formally represent Webb. She refused, saying "I want to be unknown. I don't want to be in the limelight…When people start pressuring me, I quit painting." About her technique, Webb said "I paint real fast because Van Gogh could paint 3 paintings in one day. If I spend too much time on a painting it makes me nervous," and "I [paint] people I love the best very well." Webb's early works included interpretations of masters such as Renoir. Her later paintings focused on popular culture or historical figures such as presidents and celebrities. Webb's work can be found in the homes of several Nashville area outsider art collectors and has been exhibited at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Virginia (How Artists See their World: Outside Art from the Dan Prince Collection, 2010) and the Cannon County Arts Center (Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Caldwell Collection, 2014). Source: Notes from a July 3, 1994 interview with collector Carl Klein (late owner of these works) and the Cannon County Courier, July 23, 2014. CONDITION: Overall good condition with minor surface abrasions, largest 1/4". [See more photos →]

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441 Lot 441: 2 Outsider Art Items, Homer Green & Harold Jennings 2 Outsider Art Items, Homer Green & Harold Jennings Lot 441: 2 Outsider Art Items, Homer Green & Harold Jennings

2 Outsider Art Items, Homer Green & Harold Jennings. 1st item: Homer Green (Tennessee, 1910-2002) outsider / folk art carved donkey with mottled polychrome paint decoration, fitted with a loop for hanging on the back. 14" H x 26 1/4" W. 2nd item: James Harold Jennings (North Carolina, 1931-1999) brightly polychrome painted and carved wood wall hanging depicting a female figure atop a male figure titled "Man Gets Sat On". Signed in pen en verso. 18 3/4" H x 12" W. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Losses to foot on front leg, otherwise overall good condition. 2nd item: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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442 Lot 442: 2 Small Helen LaFrance Paintings, Quilts on a Line 2 Small Helen LaFrance Paintings, Quilts on a Line Lot 442: 2 Small Helen LaFrance Paintings, Quilts on a Line

Two (2) small Helen La France (American/Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvas paintings, both depicting houses next to quilts on clothes lines in a landscape setting beneath a cloudy blue sky, with groups of children playing "ring around the rosie" in the foreground. One signed "Helen La France" lower right. Both housed in white painted wooden frames with foliate running patterns and off white linen liners. Sights ranging in size from 4 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W to 6 3/4" H x 4 3/4" W.Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" – drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. Provenance: Private Mississippi collection, acquired by consignor's mother directly from the artist. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with few surface scuffs. One with minute errant white paint marks to house and sky quadrant. [See more photos →]

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443 Lot 443: 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings of Females 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings of Females Lot 443: 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings of Females

Two (2) Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art paintings depicting females, including one (1) painted in bright colors depicting a sleeping female on a dark background, and one (1) depicting a female wearing bright green and blue colors and holding a stringed instrument on a white background. Both signed lower margin and unframed. 48 1/4" H x 24" W. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both paintings overall very good condition. Painting with black ground has slight bowing to wood. [See more photos →]

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444 Lot 444: 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Male Figures 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Male Figures Lot 444: 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Male Figures

Two (2) Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art paintings depicting males in overalls and railroad hats, including one (1) wearing yellow fringed overalls and a yellow railroad hat with feathered extensions (48 1/4" H x 23 3/4" W) and one (1) male wearing bright blue overalls and hat (48 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W). Both depicted against black backdrops and signed lower margin. Unframed. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both paintings overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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445 Lot 445: Jimmie Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Painting, Rooster Jimmie Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Painting, Rooster Lot 445: Jimmie Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Painting, Rooster

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) paint and mud on board outsider art painting depicting the profile of a rooster against a black background. Signed "Jim Sudduth" lower right. Float mounted in a rustic wooden frame. Board – 24" square. Frame – 30 1/2" H x 30" W.American, late 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface scuffs, natural age shrinkage to board and frame. [See more photos →]

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446 Lot 446: 2 J.L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Log Cabin & Chicken 2 J.L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Log Cabin & Chicken Lot 446: 2 J.L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Log Cabin & Chicken

Two (2) Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art paintings including one depicting a log cabin with figures and a black car and the other depicting a chicken standing on a green ground. Both signed upper left quadrant "Jim Sudduth." Both measure 24" x 24" and both unframed. Late 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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447 Lot 447: 2 Jerry Coker Art Works, incl. Large Painted Figure 2 Jerry Coker Art Works, incl. Large Painted Figure Lot 447: 2 Jerry Coker Art Works, incl. Large Painted Figure

Two (2) Jerry Coker (Florida/Arkansas, b. 1938) art works, including life sized assemblage. 1st item: Life sized outsider art acrylic paint on salvaged tin and wood assemblage in the shape of a human figure. Signed and inscribed "J.W. Coker To Mr. Karl–a gentleman and a scholar–in out & life Jerry" en verso. 69 5/8" H x 22 1/2" W x 13" D. 2nd item: Oil on canvas painting depicting an animal with long ears, possibly a rabbit, surrounded by foliage with two masked faces, lower register, with additional foliage against a red background in the top register. Signed "J.W. Coker" top left. Housed in a frame comprised of strips of thin wooden veneers applied to sides of canvas. Sight – 36" H x 23 7/8" W. Framed – 36 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition 1st item: Cracks, largest 1", to tin, likely in the making. [See more photos →]

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449 Lot 449: Folk Art Painted Fireplace Screen Folk Art Painted Fireplace Screen Lot 449: Folk Art Painted Fireplace Screen

Folk Art hand painted fireplace screen, the canvas center decorated with coastal scene of a lighthouse with American flag and village beyond, overlooking a large clipper ship named "Clara" coming into harbor. Painting housed in a dark stained wood frame with arched, simple colonnaded pediment and bootjack ends. Painting – 24" H x 29" W. Framed – 36 1/2" H x 38" W x 10 1/2" D. New England, circa 1900. CONDITION: Back layer of fabric has come detached from frame. Wear to feet. One foot with protruding nail. Some light wear and small stains to fabric. [See more photos →]

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450 Lot 450: 3 Vintage Exercise Pins & 3 Walking Sticks 3 Vintage Exercise Pins & 3 Walking Sticks Lot 450: 3 Vintage Exercise Pins & 3 Walking Sticks

3 Vintage Exercise Pins & 3 Walking Sticks. 1st – 3rd items: Three (3) vintage nearly identical turned exercise pins including one Sim De Kehoe Indian Club marked MODEL INDIAN CLUB S. D. KEHOE MAKER NEW YORK 5 LBS. 23 3/4" L. Late 19th century. 4th – 6th items: Assorted group of walking sticks including one (1) with a carved bamboo shaft and bone and 14K marked handle (handle stamped with hallmark and U698 & 14K), one (1) with an ebonized wood shaft and gilt metal handle with the initials JBR and one (1) with a partially ebonized shaft and repousse gilt metal handle engraved "Bacon." Ranging in size from 25 7/8" L to 35 1/4" L. All 20th century. CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Scattered general wear, dings and abrasions. 4th-6th items: All sticks with general expected use wear and abrasions. [See more photos →]

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451 Lot 451: Carved American Gilt Wood Eagle Carved American Gilt Wood Eagle Lot 451: Carved American Gilt Wood Eagle

Carved gilt wood eagle figure with spread wings, perched on a brown painted base. Hook for hanging, reverse. 15 1/4" H x 26" W x 7" D.American, late 19th to early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with natural age shrinkage. Repaired break to left wing. Areas of loss to gilt and paint. [See more photos →]

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467 Lot 467: 2 Edwin Meaders Folk Pottery Items, Rooster & Pitcher 2 Edwin Meaders Folk Pottery Items, Rooster & Pitcher Lot 467: 2 Edwin Meaders Folk Pottery Items, Rooster & Pitcher

Two (2) Edwin "Nub" Meaders (American/Georgia, 1921-2015) folk art pottery items, including one (1) rooster with a dark olive glaze signed on the base "Edwin Meaders" and one (1) pitcher with twin raised grape cluster decoration to the body signed and dated "Edwin Meaders 11 -5 -1986" to the base. Ranging in size from 8 3/4" to 15" H. CONDITION: Both pieces overall very good condition. Firing imperfection to front of rooster comb appears to be in the making. [See more photos →]

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767 Lot 767: Spanish Colonial Carved Santos Figure & Santos Head Spanish Colonial Carved Santos Figure & Santos Head Lot 767: Spanish Colonial Carved Santos Figure & Santos Head

Spanish Colonial Carved Santos Figure & Santos Head. 1st item: Spanish colonial carved and painted Santos figure depicting a priest holding a metal ripidion or liturgical fan in one hand, and a sculpture of Mary holding the Christ infant in the other. Old paper label fragments to back of robe. 17 1/2" H x 9" dia. 2nd item: Spanish Colonial carved and painted Santos head fragment. 6 3/4" H. Both Late 19th/Early 20th century. CONDITION: Paint loss and flaking to both items. Santos figure with losses to left side of base. [See more photos →]

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1055 Lot 1055: 8 Southern VA Buttocks Baskets, incl. Miniatures 8 Southern VA Buttocks Baskets, incl. Miniatures Lot 1055: 8 Southern VA Buttocks Baskets, incl. Miniatures

Eight (8) Southern split white oak buttocks baskets, including miniatures. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) Southwest Virginia split white oak buttocks baskets, including one with an unusual three-rib constructed rim. Ranging in size from 8 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W to 11" H x 11 1/2" W. All Late 19th/Early 20th century. 4th-8th items: Five (5) Southern miniature buttocks baskets, likely Southwest Virginia, made of split white oak, including two with blue/green paint. Ranging in size from 1 1/8" H X 1 3/4" W to 5 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W. Late 19th & 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Smallest basket with losses to weavers at rim and at one handle terminus, some cracks to handle at the same location. Medium triple rib rim basket with scattered losses to weavers of body. Largest basket with some staining and losses to weavers on rim and on one side of the base. 4th-8th items: Largest painted basket with repair to base. Medium sized brown basket with damage to rim and losses to weavers on one side. [See more photos →]

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1056 Lot 1056: 12 American Miniature Baskets, Prob. Southern 12 American Miniature Baskets, Prob. Southern Lot 1056: 12 American Miniature Baskets, Prob. Southern

Grouping of twelve (12) miniature southern baskets, including six (6) split white oak buttocks baskets, one of rectangular form; four (4) lidded baskets, including two made of split white oak with string-attached lids and dark overall dyes, and two sweet grass baskets with green and red dyed accents; one (1) sweet grass woven bell form basket, with seed husk clapper; one (1) cylindrical, narrow split white oak basket without handle. Ranging in size from 5" H x 5 1/2" W x 4 1/2" D to 1 1/2" H x 2" dia. All items American likely 20th century. CONDITION: All items overall good condition, with minor weaver looseness to some buttocks baskets. Minor scattered ink stains to largest buttocks basket interior and underside. [See more photos →]

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1057 Lot 1057: 5 Cannon County TN Baskets 5 Cannon County TN Baskets Lot 1057: 5 Cannon County TN Baskets

Grouping of five (5) Cannon County Tennessee split white oak baskets, including two (2) of round forms on square bases, one (1) of square form on square base with woven decorative three-part handle, and two (2) buttocks baskets, each with woven decorative bands and one with woven decorative handle. All baskets with fixed handles attached by nails, excluding largest basket. All ranging in size from 7 3/4" H x 9" dia. to 13 1/2" H x 11" dia. All items mid to late 20th century, purchased by the consignor in Cannon County. Provenance: Private Nashville collection. CONDITION: All baskets overall good condition with light wear, including minor grime and scattered minor stains. Adhesive residue visible on handle of square form basket and largest buttocks basket. [See more photos →]

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1058 Lot 1058: Folk Art Model of a Shanty Boat Folk Art Model of a Shanty Boat Lot 1058: Folk Art Model of a Shanty Boat

Southern, possibly Kentucky, painted wood folk art model of a shanty boat or houseboat. Rectangular brown wood house with a curved black painted roof mounted onto a green painted slat frame with orange painted wood railing, all on a black wooden frame. 10 1/4" x 26 1/4" L x 15 7/8" W. 20th century. Note: Shanty boats were popularized after the publication of the book "Shantyboat" by Harlan Hubbard (1900 -1988), an American artist and author, known for his simple lifestyle. The book recounts the eight-year journey from his home in Brent, Kentucky to New Orleans. Provenance: private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall light grime and wear. Top with some areas of staining. [See more photos →]

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1068 Lot 1068: 2 Billy Ray Hussey Pottery Items, Mule & Chicken Feed Bank 2 Billy Ray Hussey Pottery Items, Mule & Chicken Feed Bank Lot 1068: 2 Billy Ray Hussey Pottery Items, Mule & Chicken Feed Bank

Two (2) North Carolina Billy Ray Hussey (b. 1955) Folk Art Pottery Items, including one (1) Mule and one (1) Chicken Feed Bank. 1st item: Stoneware mule with cobalt highlights throughout including the words NO, NOT and BIG NO. Signed and dated on the base "BH '59." 8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" L. 2nd item: Earthenware pottery chicken feeder bank with a figural chicken finial and six chicken figurals around the shoulder. "Chicken Feed" inscribed below the coin slot. Base signed "BH." 11 1/2" H. Both pieces 20th century. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1131 Lot 1131: Mr. Hooper Outsider Painting, Hogan's Last Stand Mr. Hooper Outsider Painting, Hogan's Last Stand Lot 1131: Mr. Hooper Outsider Painting, Hogan's Last Stand

Mr. (Tim) Hooper (Tennessee, 20th/21st Century) southern folk outsider art acrylic on board painting titled "Hogan's Last Stand / Here's Hoping He's Gone For Good." The painting depicts a man with purpleskin encircled by a banner reading "I Never Seen No Whiskey-But Them Blues Done Made Me Sloppy Drunk,"in a surrealist setting with various buildings, a monkey with purple human face and hands, and a train passing beneath a cloudyblue sky. Signed and dated "Mr. Hooper 2002" lower left. Ink inscriptions by the artist en verso, explaining the scene with additional signatures, along with an exhibition postcard for "Works by Mr. Hooper, Tag Art Gallery, Nashville, TN, March 5th-April 19th, 2003." Housed in a black wooden frame. Board – 24" H x 12" W. Framed – 25 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W. American, early 21st century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light surface scuffs, largest 2 1/2", to board. Areas of loss to paint on frame. [See more photos →]

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1132 Lot 1132: Folk Art Carved Limestone Sculpture of Christ, David Day Folk Art Carved Limestone Sculpture of Christ, David Day Lot 1132: Folk Art Carved Limestone Sculpture of Christ, David Day

David Day (American, 20th century) folk art carved limestone sculpture depicting the head of Christ. Signed "DAY" lower back edge. 15" H x 8 1/4" W x 9" D. 41.6 lbs. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition, some minor scattered chipping to base. [See more photos →]

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