PO Box 1076       3625 Sunrise Dr

Nantucket MA     Key West FL
  508.221.0425     305.292.1828
  email: foragerhouse@verizon.net
American Folk Art
George Korn and the late Richard Kemble who are recognized as the owners of Forager House Collection, amassed an amazing collection of American Folk Art during their 42 year business and personal partnership.

This collection is outstanding in featuring an unusual collection of American hand made items not usually associated with traditional folk art.

Besides offering premier examples of pieces by such pre-eminent folk artists as John Scholl and William Edmundson, their eclectic eyes built a collection of glass, whirligigs and mechanical toys that is unique to the folk art community. Parts of their collection have been exhibited at the Westmoreland Museum of Art “A Sampler of American Folk Art from Pennsylvania Collections”, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art – Salisbury, Maryland, Key West Museum of Art and History and the Nantucket Historical Association.     
Many items in the collection have the provenance of such Folk Art scions as Bernard Barenholtz, Barbara Johnson, Stephen Score, Jackie Radwin, John Sittig, Pick Richardson, and the Midwolf Collection. Pieces in the offering have been illustrated in “American Antique Toys”, “American Folk Sculpture” and “Folk Art, Primitive and Naive in Canada”, and such magazines as Country Home and Architectural Digest.

Three Flag Pole Finials
  $150 each

Fraktur dated 1817
  8 x 6.5"
Mother of Pearl Shell Evening Clutch
  3.5 x 3.25"
Gold Medal Ten Pins - Transogram Co NY   c 1930
original box, contemporary wall mount
Four Butter Paddles American   early 20th Century.   6 - 12" tall
$250 for group of four

 Articulated Walking Man America c 1920
4" high

Sailor-made Shell Basket typical of
those from the Caribbean c 1900
 12 x 10 x 3"

Whalebone fishing lure found on Nantucket
 4" long

Set of Assembled Skittles
 mounted in old base

Man with top hat and outstrecthed arms polychrome paint;  early 20th century American
10" tall
Mother of Pearl Group
2.5" largest
$150 each

Whirligig of man American c 1930
20" tall


Metal Match Safe w plaque of old Nantucket 
2.25" high

 Spellicans game of
carved bone pieces in walnut box 5" long.
Pieces are numbered in roman numerals.  Box includes instructions.

group of three square dancers wood and composition figures with polychrome paint
 6" tall  found in Lancaster county Pa.


Boot Trade sign, sheet metal with original black paint
48.0" tall
Provenence: John Sittig Antiques


Fragment of a man with red painted jacket
13.0" tall;     ex collection of Bernard Barenholtz sold Sotheby's Jan 1990

John Scholl "gymnists" Germania PA c 1900           16.0 x 14.75"
ex Midwolf collection sold  Sotheby's Sale #6350 Oct 1992 lot 158 


Articulated Hessian Soldier on horseback one ear missing
9.0" tall;     ex collection of Bernard Barenholtz sold Sotheby's Jan 1990

spinning toy of a small rodent; descended from owner's family
4.0" tall

Articulated Man with old box camera;  American c 1920
11 x 9" 

The Dancers four dancing couples  activated by turning the handle
13 x 16 x 13"

closer view:  The Dancers (see left)

ex collection of Bernard Barenholtz sold Sotheby's see "American Antique Toys" Barenholtz, Abrams, NY 1980 page 196

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