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 Swedish paiinted cupboard, dated 1849.

A Swedish paiinted cupboard, dated 1849.

Width 113, depth 38, height 214 cm. Key included.

Current bid 2 200 SEK
Estimate
6 000 SEK
A wooden snuffbox dated 1881.

A wooden snuffbox dated 1881.

Birch, in the shape of a dog. Length 11 cm, height 3,5 cm.

Current bid 650 SEK
Estimate
3 000 SEK
A pine bench, 19th Century.

A pine bench, 19th Century.

Length 295, width 33, height 47 cm.

Current bid 2 000 SEK
Estimate
3 000 SEK
A painted pine writing cabinet, dated 1842.

A painted pine writing cabinet, dated 1842.

Width 124, depth 57, height 215 cm.

Current bid 300 SEK
Estimate
3 000 SEK
A painted pine cabinet from Lit, Jämtland, 18th/19th Century.

A painted pine cabinet from Lit, Jämtland, 18th/19th Century.

Width 125, depth 40, height 107 cm.

Current bid 500 SEK
Estimate
3 000 SEK
A peasantry wooden bench / bed from the 19th Century, Finland.

A peasantry wooden bench / bed from the 19th Century, Finland.

Painted wood with original colour. Under the seat, an extendable bed. Height to seat 50 cm. Length 163 cm, depth 55 cm, total height 86 cm. Width of the interior space when extended 90 cm.

No bids
Estimate
300 EUR
BENCH FROM A SLEDGE, changed to a rocking bench, Finland 1857/1871.

BENCH FROM A SLEDGE, changed to a rocking bench, Finland 1857/1871.

Originally dated 1857. Painted and changed 1871. Width 105 cm, dept 76 cm, height 68 cm.

Current bid 100 EUR
Estimate
600 EUR
A Swedish late 18th or early 19th century longcase clock.

A Swedish late 18th or early 19th century longcase clock.

Width 62, depth 28, height 240 cm.

Current bid 4 199 SEK
Estimate
8 000 SEK
THREE FINNISH DISTAFFS, 19th century.

THREE FINNISH DISTAFFS, 19th century.

Original colour. Length 45 cm, 38 cm and 42 cm. One dated 1829.

Current bid 80 EUR
Estimate
300 EUR
THREE FINNISH DISTAFFS, 19th century.

THREE FINNISH DISTAFFS, 19th century.

Length 46 cm and 48 cm.

Current bid 100 EUR
Estimate
300 EUR
THREE FINNISH DISTAFFS, 19th century.

THREE FINNISH DISTAFFS, 19th century.

Length 43 cm, 48 cm and 42 cm. One dated 1884.

Current bid 60 EUR
Estimate
300 EUR
THREE FINNISH DISTAFFS, 19th century.

THREE FINNISH DISTAFFS, 19th century.

Original colour. Length 35 cm, 37,5 cm and 43 cm.

Current bid 50 EUR
Estimate
300 EUR
A traditional Swedish 19th century painting on linen. (part of).

A traditional Swedish 19th century painting on linen. (part of).

44 x 221 cm.

Current bid 1 500 SEK
Estimate
5 000 SEK
ABREUVOIR/INFANT BED and A PAIR OF DOORS, Finland, Österbotten 19th century.

ABREUVOIR/INFANT BED and A PAIR OF DOORS, Finland, Österbotten 19th century.

Length 102 cm, width 57 cm and height 40 cm. Size of the doors 121x58,5 cm.

No bids
Estimate
300 EUR
CHAIR, Rococo 18th century.

CHAIR, Rococo 18th century.

Painted blue. Width 53 cm, depth 46 cm, height 101 cm, seat height 53 cm.

Current bid 200 EUR
Estimate
300 EUR
A CHEST 16TH/17TH CENTURY AND A TOBACCO BOX 19TH CENTURY.

A CHEST 16TH/17TH CENTURY AND A TOBACCO BOX 19TH CENTURY.

Size of chest, height 30 cm, width 53 cm, dept 31 cm. Length of the tobacco box 15 cm.

Current bid 150 EUR
Estimate
300 EUR