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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I have loved and collected so called "Tramp Art" for many years. There are many misconceptions as to what it is and very little written historical facts about it. That however doesn't slow my passion for it, it just intriques and speaks to me. There are artists today that have taken up this art form again. I have found this video and decided to share it and include photos of some pieces we currently have available for sale.

Tramp Art is a style of wood carving that flourished in the United States from the mid 1870s until the 1930s and is characterized by ornate layered whittling often of recycled cigar boxes or fruit crates with the outside edges of each layer being notch or chip carved.

Tramp Art

Box with porcelain decor added

Picture Frame

Box with glass top


Box multi levels

Jewelry Box Chest

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