50% Off All, 60% Off Furniture! WOW!! Merchant Traders Estate Sales: World Traveler Rare Collections & Primitives, Chicago

Dates & Times (US/Central)

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Merchant Traders will be accepting credit card and cash, no checks please. All sales are final. Customers responsible for moving/hauling all their purchased items. Not responsible for accidents or injuries. If one of our staff does help with moving we are not responsible for damages.

  • Payment Methods

    Cash, Credit Cards, Debit

Sale Description

This Chicago, Ravenswood Neighborhood home is full to the brim of rare, hand made sculptures and artifacts from Africa, Indonesia, and various other exotic areas of the world.  Most items are vintage to antique and one of a kind. Created from various artisans throughout the world.  Loads of info coming, watch each week for add'l pics!

Artifacts and remnants from pre WWII in South Moluccan, Papua. The grandfather was the Nat'l Leader during turbulent times within this period. After suffering great losses, the surviving family moved to Indonesia during WWII and then to Amsterdam. When finally reaching the United States the homeowner eventually became a Travel Agency Owner and traveled the world collecting many of the unique statuary and artifacts that you will see featured here.  Art pieces are original as many of the pieces were created specifically for the homeowner.  Enjoy this very special, unique and eclectic sale.

Sculptures, Art, Artifacts:

  • Artist Curt Frankenstein, signed/numbered,  "The School of Love", imp 18/50
  • Primitive Sculpted Stone, Mermaid
  • Opium Weights, 8 Brass Buddhas
  • Large, Hand Crafted, Carved, "Fertility Gods" Solid Wood Sculptures; Male and Female
  • Large, Hand Crafted, Carved, "Indonesian/Bali Dancer" Solid Wood Sculpture
  • Phallocrypts or sheaths – Koteka, Nambas, penis gourd and Horim, plus others that are purely used intra tribe by tribesmen to cover the genitals either for protection when out hunting and in the bush, or simply to cover themselves.
  • African Maasai Tribe Shield for Young Male, Animal Fur CoveringA
  • Authentic African Club with Bead Embellishments
  • Various Native Storage Containers
  • Maasai Tribe Vintage Burlap African Pouch with Skull (Possible Burial Artifact)
  • Authentic Dagger with Pistol Shape Sheath
  • African Witch Doctor Dagger
  • Indonesian Dagger
  • Vintage Airline Blankets (many wool): Malaysian Air, United Air, China Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, etc.
  • Hand Made Indonesian Pagoda Sculpture
  • Vintage Hand Carved Face Masks
  • Hand Made Mask Display Wood Stand
  • Vintage/Antique Hand Intricately Carved Indonesian Puppets; Wayang Golek, Sintha Legong Ramayana Bali Dancing Wooden Puppet and More.
  • Indonesian Pagoda Statuary
  • Original Art, Piansen, Dec 53
  • Hand Woven Shawl
  • Authentic Wedding Invitation from Raj Mata of Japur
  • Newspaper Wedding Announcement Dr. Maharadja Van Jaipur in Zijn newspaper
  • Camera with Case by Rolleiflexx Franke Ampersand Heidecke-Germany
  • Porcelain "Pin Tail" Duck 7164
  • Various Silver Plate
  • Antique/Vintage Silver Plate Coffee Pot with Intricate Scroll Work; Made by Universal, made in CCA Landers Frary, Wats 420 No, Leviton-Prug with Cord
  • Gorgeous, Vintage Art Books, Coffee Table Books
  • Edison Litle Folks Furniture, Thomas E. Edison Industries
  • Original Art: Artist Curt Frankenstein imp 23/50 "Pater Familias"
  • Original Poster Art: Calder 10/25-12/8 Festival 74, Calder 74
  • Carmasutra Colored Framed Illustrations,
  • Gero Vintage Flatware
  • Heys Luggage
  • Authentic Black/White Photos of African Native Life
  • Bundles of Fabric, Various Vogue Sewing Patterns
  • Vintage Childrens' Metal Farm Equipment Toys: International  Tractor Farm All #544, Combine Tru T-5 Scale
  • Vintage Gucci Bag
  • Vintage Scarves: Chanel, Aramus, Fur Wraps, etc.
  • Kodak Carousel Custom 850 H Slide Projector, Kodak Zoom Ektanar C
  • Slide Carousel
  • Magna-View Slide Sorter and Viewer #1050
  • Cigar Label Collection
  • Bell & Howell 8mm Movie Camera, Director Series, Zoom Atic, Model 414-414P
  • The Steerage, 1907 Alfred Stieglitz Photo
  • Gama Mini VW-Kafer 13028110400
  • Green Glass Plates Wine Rack
  • Boyles Clay Gin Jugs
  • Albums, Various Genres -50, 60, 70's
  • Vintage Clothes, Designer Clothes with Vintage Flair
  • Fabulous Vintage Jewelry and Beads/Stones..Definitely Selected By Creative, Artistic, Person..Worth a Look
  • Original Chalk Art Nudes by H. Van
  • Casio CTK 5206, Key Lighted Keyboard
  • Original Art by Curt Frankenstein imp 64/75 "Magical Bed Chamber"
  • Glass Painted Art Indonesia
  • Batik Stamp
  • Various Purses 
  • Vintage Bikes
  • 70's Tennis Raquet 
  • Vintage Postcard Collection
  • Vintage Hats
  • Designer Scarves; Christian Dior, Estancia, Fendi, etc.Various Styles, Fabrics, Lots of Designer and Artists
  • Various Vintage Airline Posters
  • Stunning Dining Table, Solid Wood
  • Various Side Boards, Unique Cabinets, End Tables
  • Designer Silk Scarves: Many Vintage Hermes, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Francois Guerin Paris, Givenchy
  • Vintage Designer Womens' Clothes, From Paris, Indonesia, Europe, Switzerland, etc. 
  • Fabulous Fabric from All over the World
  • Beads, Jewelry Parts for Jewelry Making
  • Very Cool Vintage Jewelry
  • Designer Purses, Vintage Purses

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