Folk Art 1: Game Boards, Weathervanes, Mechanical Banks

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ROASTER WEATHERVANE-PAINTED RED-ca:1840

Weathervanes have always been at once tools and sculptural architectural elements combining use with visual interest, beauty and symbolism. This roaster weathervane (often called a weathercock) was found in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Tin, Iron. Length Height Possibly came off a church. ca:1840. (TBLDKEA)
NOTE: Early European vanes were primarily associated with religion, and by far the most common form was a weathercock (rooster weathervane), a rooster placed atop a church steeple as a reminder of Jesus’s Last Supper prediction that Peter would deny knowing him three times before roosters crowed to announce the new day. Additional information about the relationship between the rooster and the church can be found in American Weathervanes by Robert Shaw.
List Price: $2000

UMBER & BLACK SIGNED 1876 NEW HAMPSHIRE GAME BOARD

A nice looking one board raw umber with a touch of orange and black game board. The board is signed E. J. Westgate Meriden N.H. Dec. 12,1876.The frame is square nailed and is in good condition. (BLWKE)
Dimensions:151/4" x 133/4"
List Price: $1550

PARCHEESI GAME BOARD: 1890- 1920 BERKS COUNTY PA.

A BEAUTIFULLY PAINTED PARCHEESI GAME BOARD FROM BERKS COUNTY PA. 1890-1920. THE CHOICE AND VIBRANCY OF THE COLORS AS WELL AS THE DESIGN CONTRIBUTE TO THE OVERALL PLEASANT APPEARANCE OF THE BOARD. THE CHAMFERED BOARDS FIT NICELY INTO THE CHANNELED FRAME. JUST A NICE OLD BOARD. 23” SQUARE. (KLDK)

SOLD

*LION and TWO MONKEYS MECHANICAL BANK

The "Lion and Two Monkeys" mechanical bank was manufactured by Kyser & Rex, Philadelphia, Pa. It was based on a patent issued to Louis Kyser  and Alfred C. Rexon July 17,1883. It should be noted that the monkeys arms are brass. The bank is all original (including the glass eyes) and in working condition. Note the great paint. (BOKE)
Price: $2250

Speaking Dog Mechanical Bank 1885

The patent for the Speaking Dog Bank was issued on July 14,1885 and was first Manufactured by Shepard Hardware Co. of Buffalo, New York. Later J&E Stevens produced the bank. The Shepard version has the distinctive rectangular coin trap (which this one has) and the Stevens Bank has the round trap. The bank is all original and in working condition. (OOK)
Price: $1150

PARCHEESI BOARD 19th CENTURY

A very colorful (greens, reds, yellows) one board 19th century parcheesi board. In wonderful condition.(BHEE)
Dimensions: 18" x 181/8"
List Price: $2100

PAINTED GAME BOARD-19th CENTURY

A single board framed game board with black and orange squares. Note that there is some loss on the paint. Also note the applied molded edge (with hand cut screws).  The condition reflects age and use. (CEDE)
Dimensions: 173/8" x 28"
List Price: $495

19th CENTURY PAINTED PARCHEESI GAME BOARD

FROM LANCASTER PENNSYLVANIA, A 19TH CENTURY PAINTED PARCHEESI GAME BOARD. THIS BLACK AND RED GAME BOARD HAS THE HEXAGONAL CENTER WITH SOME INTERESTING BOARD SHAPES. GOOD CONDITION. GREAT PAINT. ALL ORIGINAL.(EBLKE)
DIMENSIONS:19 1/2” SQUARE
LIST PRICE: $1875

NEW HAMPSHIRE GAME BOARD SIGNED AND DATED 1876

A beautifully framed and painted New Hampshire game board in salmon and black. The board is signed E.J. Westgate, dated 1876 and identifies the town of Meredith, New Hampshire where as the place of origin. The game board is made from one board and the frame is attached with square nails. Outstanding condition. 15 1/4” X 14 3/4”List Price: $1950 (BLTKE)

LATE 19th CENTURY PAINTED AND INCISED GAME BOARD

THIS A WONDERFUL LOOKING 19th CENTURY GAME BOARD IN BLACK AND RED PAINT. NOTE THAT THE GAME BOARD IS FRAMED AND THAT THE FRAME IS ATTACHED WITH SQUARE NAILS. NOTE ALSO THAT THIS SINGLE BOARD IS INCISED WHICH IS SOMEWHAT UNIQUE FOR A BOARD THIS EARLY. GREAT CONDITION,GREAT PAINT!! (AKTE)
DIMENSIONS: 17 1/2" X 17 1/2"
LIST PRICE: $425

*BITTERSWEET & BLACK GAME BOARD - 19th CENTURY

A  great looking 19th century one board  bittersweet and black New England game board. The paint is all original and in wonderful condition. The frame is attached with square nails and the back has appropriate oxidation. (BEETE)
Dimensions: 191/2" x 193/4"
List Price: $1400

GILDED RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE -LATE 19th CENTURY

A 19th century running horse weathervane with an old gilt surface. While the weathervane is in good condition there is age related ware but also a nice verdigris patina that only develops over time. (LETEDE)
Dimensions: 23"L, 15"H
List Price:$2600

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