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Folk Art

Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. Antique folk art is distinguished from traditional art in that while it is collected today based mostly on its artistic merit, it was never intended as a category to be art for art's sake. Examples include: weather vanes, old store signs and carved figures, itinerant portraits, carousel horses, fire buckets, painted game boards and many other similar lines of highly desirable "whimsical" antiques. We always have an interesting mix of folk art pieces ranging from the 1800's to the 1940's.

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