HANDMADE BY THE ARTIST CHESTNUT WOOD BARN PAT BROYLES

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 29, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
YOU ARE BIDDING ON THE CHESTNUT BARN ONLY. IT IS 9.5"TALL BY 9" WIDE BY 9.5" DEEP. WONDERFUL GREY-BLUE PAINT THAT HAS BEEN AGED FOR THAT PRIMITIVE LOOK WE ALL LOVE. IT IS MADE FROM OLD CHESTNUT WOOD AND IT HAS A RUSTY ROOF. IT HAS 3 DOORS AND 2 WINDOWS ALL MADE FROM OLD WOOD. SOME OF YOU ASK ABOUT THE OLD CHESTNUT WOOD WE USE TO MAKE OUR CABINS. THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREES WERE HIT BY AN EXOTIC BLIGHT INTRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES FROM JAPANISE CHESTNUT NURSERY STOCK JUST AFTER THE TURN OF THE CENTURY. AROUND 1910. THE LITTLE HOLES YOU SEE IN OUR CHESTNUT CABINS CAME FROM THE WORMS THAT DESTROYED THE TREES. DUE TO THEIR ABUNDANCE AND ENORMOUS SIZE, THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT RANKED AS THE MOST IMPORTANT WILDLIFE PLANT IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES. WORMY CHESTNUT BECAME MUCH SOUGHT AFTER A GOOD 20 YEARS AFTER THE BLIGHT. TODAY 100 YEAR OLD CHESTNUT RECLAIMED FROM OLD BARNS AND OTHER STRUCTURES ARE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER. DEAN AND I TORE A 10 ROOM HOUSE DOWN JUST TO GET THE CHESTNUT WOOD. A LOT OF OLD LOG CABINS WERE BUILT FROM CHESTNUT LOGS. IF YOU HAVE GOOD FEEDBACK I WILL SHIP NEXT DAY IF PAID WITH PAYPAL. I WILL COMBINE SHIPPING. YOU PAY ONLY SHIPPING COST. ALL OF OUR FOLK ART IS MADE BY MY PARTNER AND I (ONLY). WE HAVE BEEN MAKING FOLK ART FOR 30 YEARS. WE USE ONLY OLD WOOD FROM CABINS AND BARNS THAT WE DISMANTLE IN THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS ... read more