John Haley Bellamy Carved Wall Bracket (Shelf), Patriotic, Full Portrait, Eagle, Bunting

General George McClellan, Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1836-1914), Possibly Titcomb & Bellamy

John Haley Bellamy Carved Wall Bracket (Shelf), Patriotic, Full Portrait, Eagle, Bunting

A fine and rare example… what-not shelf, likely custom-made; carved and pierced imagery is probably the product of the master woodcarver himself. A pair of stared American streamers joined by incised star and a bowed American shield surmount the scalloped shelf with molded edge. A never-before-seen portrait bust of mustached man is centered by scrolls beneath which is displayed a spread winged eagle clutching a globe.

Item Date: Circa 1860-1870

Measurement: Height: 17"; width: 11.5"; depth: 5.5"

Material: Walnut

Item Condition: Very good, the brackets supporting shelf appear to be carved by different hands.

Reference: Works by Bellamy are represented in many prominent museum collections, including but not limited to the Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA, The American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, and Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, VA, and Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI.

Price: $6,350

SKU 1292-2

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