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.
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