Folk Art Dogs on Auction Block

By The Bark, October 2019
 Carved and Painted Pine Running Hound Weathervane, Maine, late 19th century

Carved and Painted Pine Running Hound Weathervane, Maine, late 19th century

One of the world’s finest collections of American Sculptural Folk Art will be publicly auctioned at Sotheby’s on Thursday, October 10, 2019 / 10 AM EST. The folk art collection of Stephen and Petra Levin contains a trove of museum quality objects including weathervanes, carved wooden figures, and a variety of patriotic-themed eagles, founding fathers and flags from the 18th and 19th centuries. Among the collection are a handful of dog sculptures that are fine examples of Americana and the folk art tradition. Collectibles of this quality do not come cheap, estimated prices range from $6,000 for the carved/painted trade sign to $30,000 for the running hound pine weathervane. But there’s no charge for perusing the online catalog and it may inspire you to hit your local flea market with a new zeal.

Carved and Painted Pine Running Hound Weathervane, Maine, late 19th century 

Carved and Paint-Decorated Wood Trade Sign, New England, circa 1890 

Cast-Iron Greyhound Shooting Gallery Target, circa 1925 

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Carved Wooden Walking Sticks (including dog head figure), 20th century 

German Carved and Paint-Decorated Pine Noah’s Ark and Animals, 19th century 

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