Folk art – culture history and symbolic value

Folk art is within culture history a term for the rustic style, which flourished in the Swedish farmer society in the end of 15th century. The folk art style gained approval in the time when gourd painters were spread throughout Dalarna, Hälsingland and to nearby provinces. The Swedes were also skillful crafts and handiwork, which meant that the objects were made on the own farm or at by a local craftsmen. Folk art is symbolized by a solid artisanship and many of the objects were produced in wood, which often were painted in beautiful hues such as “Falu”-red and folk art blue. The decorations on the objects characterized by squiggly flowers and other inspiration from natural beauty, which is a beautiful contrast to the simple and timeless design of the objects. Chests, cabinets, stools and hall clocks are common objects, along with caskets, bowls and different devices used on the farms.

A small 18th Century wooden chest.

A small 18th Century wooden chest.

Painted decorations. Interior with three small drawers. Width 33 cm, depth 26 cm, height 21 cm. Key included.

Current bid 250 EUR
Estimate
200 EUR
MIRROR, made from horse harness.

MIRROR, made from horse harness.

Height 67 cm, width 38 cm.

Current bid 85 EUR
Estimate
150 EUR
A PAIR OF ROCOCO CHAIRS, late 18th century.

A PAIR OF ROCOCO CHAIRS, late 18th century.

Painted yellow. Seat height 48 cm, width 48 cm, back height 103 cm.

Current bid 80 EUR
Estimate
500 EUR
A PAIR OF WALL SCONCES, metal, Finland late 19th century.

A PAIR OF WALL SCONCES, metal, Finland late 19th century.

Height 35,5 cm.

Current bid 420 EUR
Estimate
250 EUR
A WOODEN TABLE, 19/20th century.

A WOODEN TABLE, 19/20th century.

Length 90, width 72, height 72 cm.

Current bid 300 SEK
Estimate
2 000 SEK
A early 20th century painted wood bird.

A early 20th century painted wood bird.

Length 42, height 14 cm.

Current bid 850 SEK
Estimate
1 500 SEK
BLOSSKORG, järnsmide, 1700/1800-tal.

BLOSSKORG, järnsmide, 1700/1800-tal.

Length 95 cm.

No bids
Estimate
1 500 SEK
Three early 20th century painted wood birds.

Three early 20th century painted wood birds.

Length between ca 28-30 cm each.

Current bid 3 200 SEK
Estimate
2 500 SEK
A Swedish chest, dated 1826.

A Swedish chest, dated 1826.

Length 94, width 62, height 55 cm.

Current bid 1 800 SEK
Estimate
3 500 SEK
A wooden table from around 1900, cut decor.

A wooden table from around 1900, cut decor.

Three legs with the decor of wood spheres. Height 60 cm, width 57 cm

No bids
Estimate
200 EUR
A set of three Swedish painted boxes 18/19th century.

A set of three Swedish painted boxes 18/19th century.

Bemålade, svepasken märkt JGD 1787, längd 37, höjs 17 cm, ask med metallskoning, längd 36, bredd 38 höjd 18 cm, ask bemålad märkt MSD, längd 36, bredd 34, höjd 21 cm

Current bid 2 200 SEK
Estimate
4 000 SEK
A painted pine cabinet from Ångermanland, 18th Century.

A painted pine cabinet from Ångermanland, 18th Century.

Width 165, depth 65, height 200 cm. Key included.

Current bid 6 200 SEK
Estimate
8 000 SEK
KOPPARKÄRL, två st, 1800/1900-tal.

KOPPARKÄRL, två st, 1800/1900-tal.

Med hänklar. Diameter 50-72. Höjd ca 40 cm.

Current bid 1 000 SEK
Estimate
2 000 SEK