Eagle, Bellamy, Plaque, Carved, Original Paint
John Haley Bellamy (1836 to 1914)
Kittery, Maine (also Portsmouth, NH)
1860 to 1910
This spread winged eagle remains in great original paint.
(H: 6.5", W: 24.5", D: 4.5")
Jess Blackstone, Blackburnian Warbler, Bird Carving, Best Paint
Jess Blackstone (1909 to 1988)
Carved and pained bird mounted on rock-form base; identified, signed, "JB," "#1," and dated "1941" (H: 1 7/8") The example is pictured and discussed in Birds in Wood and paint, by Joseph H. Ellis, page 130, figure 14.4.
Dimensions: 2" H, 3.75" L, 2" W.
Spread Wing Golden Eagle Carving, Black Forest
Attributed to Alfred Stahli (1893 to 1972)
Walnut - SOLD
A fine example, intricately carved from the solid by a recognized master of "eagle" carvings, powerful bird of prey with outspread wings, open beak and talons, perched on rockery. See Swiss Carvings the Art of the Black Forest by J. Arenski, S. Daniels and M. Daniels, Antique Collector's Club, 2005, page 97.
This carving, in great patina, stands at 16" and is in excellent condition having only two tiny chips confined to tail feather tips that do not distract.
659-22 - SOLD
Eagle, Carved and Gilt
Second Half 19th Century
This example is displayed in standard pilothouse form, perched on a rockery, carved in the round with outstretched head and neck, ready for flight displaying well defined feet and talons, spread wings, incised plumage, and open beak with tongue. The wings appear to catch the soaring draft as if the great American symbol is about to leap into flight. This example remains in good condition; old professional repairs where wings join body; gold over several layers of paint.
(Height: 17"; wing span: 40"; depth (tail to beak): 21.5")
Eagle, Cast Iron
Second Half 19th Century - SOLD
This example with outstretched and turned head, perched on rockery, features a wonderfully oxidized surface with traces greenish-blue, almost verdigris paint.
(Height: 5"; wing span: 10.5"; depth: 4.25")
384-27 - SOLD
Large Carved Cat on Base
Large carved cat similar to old Egyptian sculptures. Mahogany. Measures 20.5-inches by 6-inches. Done by "Millie the Chisler" in Michigan, a known carver who was featured in some of the local newspapers.
19th century, carved standing lion. Wonderfully executed. Walnut. Measures 8-inches by 8.5-inches. From the Garabish Collection.
Carved Horse on Platform
Measures 25.75-inches in height, 26-inches in width and 11.5-inches in depth.
Cat Sitting on Brick Wall
Carved cat sitting on a brick wall with one paw up and tail down. Glass eyes. Unpainted. Measures 9-inches by 5.5-inches.
Late 19th to Early 20th Century
Bird with taxidermist eyes...
Cork, Tin And Paint
As depicted, with painted body, painted tin beak and legs. Generally excellent with only minor imperfections.
(Height: 8.5"; length: 9"; width: 3".)
Late 19th to Early 20th Century
Carved and painted folky lion with furry mane, whiskers and rope tail. Measures 11-inches by 12-inches.
By Bradley & Hubbard
Dimensions: 7.375-inches by 4.875-inches.
Condition very good.
Ref P. 112, "The Doorstop Book" By John & Nancy Smith.
Three Carved and Painted Swallows in Flight
Condition: minor chips, two birds have repairs.
Dimensions of each: approximately 6 by 5-inches.
Cast Iron Bear Doorstops
Late 19th – Early 20th Century
Two black painted cast iron doorstops. Unusual form. Was pictured in American Folk Art in Wood, Metal and Stone by Jean Lippman. Measures 4.5-inches by 5.5-inches by 3-inches.
$1,550 for the pair
On Tree Trunk - SOLD
Carved and painted bird rests on mock tree trunk. Bird measures 6-inches in height, and the stand measures 12-inches in height.
125-16 - SOLD
Folk Carving of a Bird
Painted - SOLD
Carved and painted three dimensional bird, possibly a Thrush, there is a signature or monogram in black paint on the bottom. The surface is good with a nice patina; typical little dings and wear including beak...as depicted. There is no restoration and the bird measures 8-inches in length. (Height: 3.25"; width: 1.75".)
171-58 - SOLD