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Never the ordinary...unique items chosen over the last 50 years of travel around the world.

Unique Collectibles, Antiques and Fine Arts from Around the World


About Barkus Farm Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art

Our Service Pledge
We offer service to our clients above and beyond what is "usual." If we don't have appropriate items in the right price category, we will try to find suitable items for from other Ruby Lane shops at no charge! We offer layaway to our clients on ANY item, with convenient payment plans.

Through the years, we have collected many varied items from around the world. A plethora of museum quality antique pieces, including classic period paperweights, carvings from wood and precious and semi-precious stones; bronzes; silver items (including my large collection of match safes); porcelain, pottery and more. Wide selection of fine art; from Old Masters to Contemporary; paintings, drawings, photographic art, prints and sculpture. Figurines of porcelain as well as art glass and crystal. An eclectic selection of antiques from around the world as well. Asian items including netsukes and okimonos. Hollywood and Rock & Roll Memorabilia; German Shepherd and other dog breed collectibles of all types; wildlife figurines; sculpture of various media; art treasures; carved cameos; snuff bottles; vintage jewelry; and ....... well, you'll just have to browse and see for yourself! All lovingly collected and cared for over more than 50 years. We still look out for the rare and unique.

I have always bought only the best. Are you a quality seeker? If so, you are in the right place.

We try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours, unless we specify dates that we will be unavailable. Since we take our items to a professional packer, orders may take a bit longer, but are usually shipped within 3 days.

We provide our Certificate of Authenticity for all items upon request.

FREE GIFT WRAP FOR SMALL ITEMS. Please be sure to let me know that the item is a gift and the occasion.

We offer layaway to our clients, with convenient payment plans. A deposit will hold your item for up to four months with no interest charges. If you need longer, we will extend the time with no interest if payments are made promptly and steadily.

From (Return Client) Clark: "The scholar's stone arrived safe and sound this afternoon. It's beautiful!
Thanks!"

JG writes: "thanks so much for the awesome vase that I will be keeping and cherishing!"

From Maryland - "Got cat today, very nice, very pleased.
Thank you!"

JS wrote: "Everything was great Miriam, thanks very much for the fine service."

"Was wrapped really well, glad to see that." From L. R. (returning client) in British Columbia- "I am so happy, my princess arrived today. She made it in one piece. She is really beautiful. Again, thank you so much for all your help. Its been a pleasure doing business with you again. Take care."

Melina G. wrote: " My Petrik painting has arrived safely and I am very happy with it. It is exactly as pictured in your shop and I am sure that we will be enjoying it for many years. Thank you,"

Sharon S. wrote: "wanted you to know I received my items today and they are wonderful. Thank you so much"

Terry B. (a return customer) wrote: "The bronze arrived safely late this afternoon. It is a superb piece and I am proud to add it to my collection. Thank you for
making it available and thanks so much for such great customer service!"

Betsy H. wrote: "Just a note to let you know that the package arrived safely today - thanks to your terrific packaging!"

Ms. M. S. writes: "Thank you so much for putting the fire engine out there and for the terrific job you did packing and shipping it. I couldn't be happier." (It was one of the items from Larry Hagman's estate).

Pat wrote: "I received the bracelet yesterday, and I'm very pleased with it. Many thanks!"

Ms. S writes: "Oh Miriam! I am so SO thrilled with my pietra dura pieces! I cannot even tell you. They are exceptional. And they go beautifully together. I think I just may hang them together. So anyway, I just wanted to tell you they arrived safe and sound and I love love LOVE them. Thanks again! Merry Christmas!"

Ms. L writes "The bear fetish arrived this morning. It was very well-packed. Thanks so much for also including the additional information. I love the carving." (part of Larry Hagman's estate.)

Mr. G has written "Unpacked it today. It is beautiful!
Thanks"

Ms. M. D. writes: "We received the beautiful picture yesterday. She's gorgeous and arrived in great shape. We'll get a beautiful frame on her and hang her proudly in our new home! Hope to purchase from you again soon!"

Darlene wrote: "I have received my purchase, beautiful!"


Matt B. writes: "Thank you so much, Miriam. The paintings were on my front porch today. The packaging was quite thorough- it took me a good five minutes to get my prize out. But I'd be a fool to complain- the paintings are in excellent condition, and exactly what I expected. I'm very happy with my purchase. Thanks again. "

From Switzerland, D. T. writes: "Hi Miriam
I received the pitcher 'Monkey riding a Deer' today in great shape. the packing was done perfectly and I really love this very beautiful pitcher.
I will visit your store again and I wish you lots of
success with your business."

B. P. writes: "Great piece of pottery, prompt delivery. Everything in order."

R. L. wrote: "I received the bowl today and I love it. Pictures don't do it justice! The packaging was excellent, easy to open and the bowl was very secure. I'm very pleased. You can look forward towards further business from me and I will recommend you to my family and friends. Thanks again. "

From CHINA: "My dear friends! I received goods! I like it!! Thank you! Looking forward to the cooperation with you again! Best wishes!"

Thanks to Chad who wrote "She loved it (Bragg Sculpture). Thank you very much. It's on her bookshelf "

D. H. wrote (about an item from Larry Hagman's estate): "let you know that I've received this, as well as the paperwork, in great condition."

Thanks to Mr. W who wrote "Thank you for the prompt delivery of the antique Kutani plate. I
picked it up in Boston and carried it home to Switzerland. It arrived in perfect condition.
Best regards"

Thanks to the fine gentleman, Mr. S., in Austria who wrote "We received the delivery yesterday and my wife opened it today. The packing was perfect.
It is beautiful and my wife loves it."

Thanks to our client Lisa W who wrote "happy with the glass jar. It's really beautiful as you described. Maybe more beautiful. Hahaa! Happy with your professional service !"

Thanks to our client Barbara C. who wrote: "I am thrilled with your response to my order! The prompt and careful shipping was like none I have experienced."

Thanks to our client Dorothy F. who wrote: "I Just wanted to let you know, "The Wooden Shoemaker" arrived nice and safe, the packing was incredible. Am very pleased with the piece."
About Us
We offer our personal collections of museum quality antique and contemporary paperweights and art glass. From beautiful recent affordable weights to extremely rare antiques in the tens of thousands of dollars. My personal collection of museum quality Bergmann Vienna bronze. My collection of match safes, that I consider a wonderful collectible that is getting more and more popular. An extensive selection of antique and contemporary fine art; paintings, drawings, sculptures; prints. We have shopped extensively in celebrity estate sales, and you will find items from Larry Hagman, Phyllis Diller, Greta Garbo (just now being photographed for listing), Mary Pickford, Robert Goulet, Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Curtis, and many more. I have listed extremely rare photographs of Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page; Neil Young and Frank Zappa (Mothers of Invention). Signed, numbered and dated by noted Rock and Roll photographer Michael Maltese. (Read about him in the listing). Do you have a favorite band from the late 60's and early 70's? Let me know, as Michael is giving me a number of other rare and extremely collectible signed, numbered and dated limited editions. Note that Neil Young's photo is a ONE OF A KIND. No other copies exist or will exist. Frank Zappa's is one of only Two. He is giving me more One Of A Kinds so be sure to look at his work. We have always loved Asian items, and have many of our netsukes and okimonos, as well as porcelains, carvings, etc. There is lots more........ just have to find out for yourself!

We offer layaway to our clients, with convenient payment plans. A deposit will hold your item for up to four months with no interest charges. If you need longer, we will extend the time with no interest if payments are made promptly and steadily. Please note: any item that has been in layaway can be returned or sale canceled, but ONLY for store credit. No refunds on payments for items held in layaway will be issued, except for store credit.