Rare Antique Alpheus Keech Folk Art Mini Canoe Paddle Paint Decorated AAFA. Offered today is a Rare Antique Miniature canoe paddle with Original Paint Decorated scene titled “Camping”. Signed “camping” “1000 Islands”. Measures 21-3/4″ long x 2-3/8″ wide. Highly collectible and sought after for their folk art qualities. NO repairs or in-painting/touchups. Keech paddles are well known to collectors of rustic accessories. They are appreciated for their finely-detailed, painted scenes, as well as for the delicate quality of each carved paddle. They date from 1890 to 1920 and can turn up anywhere in the U. And Canada, since they traveled home with far-flung vacationers who had visited upstate New York. The maker of these paddles was Alpheus E. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region of northern New York. When he was 30 years old, while still making a living as a carpenter in the familys boat-building business, Alpheus began focusing his talents as an artist. In addition to producing large paintings of steamships, sailboats, and landscapes, he established a studio (pictured below) to make and sell small souvenirs, the most popular of which were his paint-decorated model canoe paddles. Please view all pictures and utilize the enlargement feature to better view the condition of item(s) listed, as these pictures are an integral part of the description. Best offers are given due consideration when appropriate offers are made/presented. CHECK OUT OUR OTHER LISTINGS! The item “Rare Antique Alpheus Keech Folk Art Mini Canoe Paddle Paint Decorated AAFA” is in sale since Sunday, October 15, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Primitives”. The seller is “greatpickerfinds” and is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Material: Wood
- Style: Americana
- Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30in.)
- Region of Origin: US-Northeast
- Date of Creation: 1800-1899