Shadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques

 Folk Art Channel Marker From Quebec


PhilShadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques is located in Port Dover, Ontario

This fanciful wood and metal channel marker was created by an unknown artist, to mark the opening of his/her boating channel along the St. Lawrence river near Trois Riviere, Quebec. It was made sometime in the mid 20th century. It is shown in the photo on a heavy cardboard tube, but it originally sat atop a pole (see attached photo 7 below). As found. Under the metal cone on top there is a later placed piece of plywood over the original boards which doesn't show much. The original top is underneath so this could be removed. The door is hinged and opens. A great folk art focal piece for a large alcove, or on top of a cupboard (it's big!) 60" long. 31" wide. 25" tall.