Postwar Japanese Monarch Radio in the shape of an American Indian Chief’s Head A897

A897-24

Many tiny companies went to work making transistor radios for US export in the postwar years, and almost as many went out of business. And sank without a trace. But here is a surviving trace of one such, Monarch, which decided it might be able to crack the American market with this startling carved Indian chief's head one. It ...

Antique Wooden Barber Pole A896

A896-09

An absolute honey. 35' tall and 8" deep on its mount. The real deal. Glorious Americana. Price on request. "The Modern Barber Pole originated in the day when blood letting was one of the principal duties of the barbering trade. The two spiral ribbons painted around the pole represented two long bandages, one twisted around the arm before ...

Julio Soto Mexican Folk Art Scene Resting Cowboys and a Flight of Grackles Oil on Canvas P1113

P1113-77

It's not often that we get a piece of folk art this spectacular. The cowboys resting their horses among their cattle in the pasture are wonderfully lively, but the flight of long tailed black birds (Mexican grackles) in the distance is what lends this large painting its magic and poetry. Signed Julio Soto. 1920s-30s. 38" x ...

Folk Art Fretwork Painted Niche A814

A803-93

Wall hung, intricately cut, charmingly evocative of a make-believe house, with the date 1927 and the initials J. R. worked into the design among the clambering vines and billing doves and sun-ray and other decorative motifs, this jig-sawed fantasia in wood is nothing less than a permanent three-dimensional Valentine. 12"w x 25"h x 8"d. Price on ...