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Susan Wechsler

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Also open by appointment, Stanfordville, NY.

 

Architectural Carved Gable End Board
Wood, 80.25” x 40” h, American, 19th century

 

This board was originally on a 19th century farmhouse in Minnesota. The mysterious central figure may have served as a formidable guard against danger.

 

 

Child’s Folk Art Fish Table and Chairs
Painted wood, with carved swordfish legs and backs, 38″ x 19 1/4″ x 15 1/2″, American, c. 1940s

 

Dancing swordfish swim at the tops of these charming handmade chairs, and dive down to form the legs of the matching table, obviously made to scale for a child. Gently worn paint punctuates the color of the water and outlines the details of the fish, so skillfully cut out to form the backs of the chairs.

 

 

Couple Dining, by Eddie Arning(1898-1993)
Craypas on paper, 25″ x 19″(sight), 28″ x 34″ framed, American, 20th century.

 

Institutionalized for many years, Arning began making drawings in 1964, and worked for nine years producing about 2500 works. His art, copied from magazine ads, displays a unique sense of composition and pattern, geometric shapes, bold color and spare, flat designs.

Arning’s work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of American Folk Art, Smithsonian Institution, Milwaukee Art Museum.