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Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England
Date/Period: Circa 1840


Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view

Measurement: 30” by 17”

Material: Polychromed wood

Condition: Years of use have contributed to the beauty; trivial fragmentation and loss
reminiscent of ancient statues. Displays well.

Literature: Spiritually Moving – A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture by Tom
Geismar and Harvey Kahn; introduction by Don Walters, catalog by Ralph Sessions,
catalog number 73.

Additional Information: The individuality of this engaging figurehead suggests that it
was carved in a smaller seaport town for one of the many coastal vessels that plied the
waters of the East Coast. Ship carvers in larger urban workshops tended to work in a
more realistic style modeled after academic sculpture. 1.
1. Spiritually Moving – A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture by Tom Geismar
and Harvey Kahn

$15,950.00

1451-3


Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 2

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 3

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 4

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 5

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 6

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 7

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 8

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 9

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 10

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 11

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view



Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century,
Original Surface
Date/Period: 1890-1910ish - SOLD


Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century, Original Surface

Measurement: Height on stand: 13.5"; height: 8"

Material: Wood, sheet iron, polychrome

Condition: Very good, oxidized patina

Literature: Wood Carvings: North American Folk Sculptures; Marian and Charles
Klamkin; 1974, page 75.

Provenance: Ex-Harvey Kahn; Ex-James Abbe Gallery.

Additional Information: Carved and painted puppet head…cream colored face with rolling eyelids and large eyeballs; dark arched eyebrows…lower jaw is also moveable [internal mechanisms to move eyelids and mouth].

SOLD

1130-17


Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century, Original Surface

Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century, Original Surface

Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century, Original Surface

Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century, Original Surface

Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century, Original Surface

Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century, Original Surface

Ventriloquist’s Dummy Head, Puppet, Late Nineteenth Century, Original Surface



John Haley Bellamy, Carved Mahogany Gangway Board, USS Enterprise
A Rare Woodcarving Executed by Bellamy [1836-1914] for the US Navy
Date/Period: 1874


John Haley Bellamy, Carved Mahogany Gangway Board, USS Enterprise A Rare Woodcarving Executed by Bellamy [1836-1914] for the US Navy, entire view 1

Measurement: Overall height: 27"; width: 15.5"; depth: 3"

Material: Mahogany and brass

Condition: Excellent, superlative original condition

Additional Information: The attribution to John Haley Bellamy was determined based
on comparison of the subject gangway board and four known and documented
examples crafted by Bellamy for decorative purposes abord the bark-rigged screw
sloop-of-war USS Enterprise launched at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in 1874. Numerous
stylistic attributes exist between this piece and the other Bellamy gangway boards
crafted for the Enterprise, particularly the shield surmounted with eagle, construction of
eagle’s body and its posture/attitude. The manner with which the eagle’s talons are
rendered atop the shield’s rim perfectly relate to other known examples. Stylistically the
way the eagle’s feathers are rendered, and the symmetry and thickness of the piece are
congruent with the other known USS Enterprise gangway boards. Further testimony to
the pieces’ authenticity is the proper oxidation being extant upon the untreated back of
the carving; the metalwork is authentic to the later nineteenth century. Analysis of this
piece and comparison between it and the four known documented examples of USS
Enterprise
gangway boards crafted by Bellamy reveal that the piece was personally
carved by John Haley Bellamy, with no other hands at work. In conclusion, this USS
Enterprise
gangway board stands as a truly rare and important surviving piece of
woodworking that the celebrated Bellamy executed for the United States Navy.
1.” Exceedingly rare, today only four are known to still exist. Indeed, all four gangway
boards appear to hail from the bark-rigged screw sloop-of-war USS Enterprise”,
[fig. 5.4]
See American Eagle – The Bold Art & Brash Life of John Haley Bellamy by James A.
Craig, pp. 69, 70, 71 and 72. (1. As quoted from James Craig’s book.) Mr. Craig has
examined and documented the carving; notarized three-page letter of authenticity
accompanied the piece.

$34,500

1411-2


John Haley Bellamy, Carved Mahogany Gangway Board, USS Enterprise A Rare Woodcarving Executed by Bellamy [1836-1914] for the US Navy, entire view 1

John Haley Bellamy, Carved Mahogany Gangway Board, USS Enterprise A Rare Woodcarving Executed by Bellamy [1836-1914] for the US Navy, entire view 3

John Haley Bellamy, Carved Mahogany Gangway Board, USS Enterprise A Rare Woodcarving Executed by Bellamy [1836-1914] for the US Navy, back view

John Haley Bellamy, Carved Mahogany Gangway Board, USS Enterprise A Rare Woodcarving Executed by Bellamy [1836-1914] for the US Navy, detail view



Antique Cigar Store Figure, Tobacconist
Classical Pose, Carved and Painted
Anonymous, 19th Century


Cigar Store, Tobacconist Figure, Classical Pose, Carved and Painted

(Height: 45.75”)


Cigar Store, Tobacconist Figure, Classical Pose, Carved and Paintedhead-detail-1

Cigar Store, Tobacconist Figure, Classical Pose, Carved and Paintedhead-half-length

Cigar Store, Tobacconist Figure, Classical Pose, Carved and Paintedhead-half-length

Cigar Store, Tobacconist Figure, Classical Pose, Carved and Painted view 2

Antique Cigar Store, Tobacconist Figure, Classical Pose, Carved and Painted view 4

Cigar Store, Tobacconist Figure, Classical Pose, Carved and Painted detail-1

Cigar Store, Tobacconist Figure, Classical Pose, Carved and Painted detail-3

$34,000.00

589-17




Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform
A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface
Anonymous
Date/Period: Beginning of 20th Century.


Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 1

Measurement: 65.5”

Material: Carved wood, polychrome, vibrant, displays very well

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: American, beginning of the 20th Century. The flat back figure,
almost life size, shows Washington with his sword…wearing his high black boots with
spurs, ivory pants, and vest; ruffled jabot and sleaves; blue coat with brass-colored
buttons. His tricorne “cocked hat” ornamented with a red, white, and orange cockade.
May have been originally displayed at a Philadelphia theater.

$26,500.00

1121-37


Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 2

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 3

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, back view

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, scale view



Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression
National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada
Date/Period: Circa 1860


Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, entire view 2

Measurement: Height: 19.25”, L: 42”, D: 13”

Material: Pine, green paint, gold gilt

Condition: Scattered restoration (Blacklight image available)

Literature: Canadian Folk Art to 1950 by John Fleming and Michael Rowan, page 248

Additional Information: A powerful iconic composition, maple leaf and beaver.

$28,000.00

505-159


Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, entire view 1

Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, head detail

Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, entire view 3

Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, scale view

Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, back view

Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, back detail

Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, book scan 1

Folk Art, Carved Beaver, Gilded and Painted Architectural Expression National Symbol of the Sovereignty of Canada, book scan 2



Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment
Date/Period: 19th Century


Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 1

Measurement: 11.75" x 9" x 3"

Material: Appears to be maple, polychrome

Condition: Very good as fragments go! Missing foot & coattails, else fine

Additional Information: General George Washington in uniform holding chapeau in
position to be astride his horse. Great and original surface.

Literature: Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo, “Beyond Tradition: A Folk Art
Collection in New Hampshire,”
Antiques & Fine Arts, vol. VII, Issue 2, Summer/Autumn 2006, p. 138.

Provenance: Billy Pearson, California

Sotheby’s, Important American Folk Art from the Ralph, and Susanne Katz
collection. January 21, 2017. Lot 5065

$2,250.00

1287-5


Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 2

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 3

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 4

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 5

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, detail view 1

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, detail view 2



Folk Art, Carving, Cowgirl and Her Horse, Original Paint, Dry Patina
Date/Period: 1920-1930’s


Folk Art, Doris Stauble Still Life, Fruits, Berries, Seedlings and Fabric Leaves Wiscasset, Maine, Doris Stauble (1918-2007), entire view

Measurement: Height: 9"; length: 9"; width: 4.25"

Material: Pine, polychrome, leather

Condition: Excellent original condition

$4,250.00

216-654


Folk Art, Doris Stauble Still Life, Fruits, Berries, Seedlings and Fabric Leaves Wiscasset, Maine, Doris Stauble (1918-2007), entire view 2

Folk Art, Doris Stauble Still Life, Fruits, Berries, Seedlings and Fabric Leaves Wiscasset, Maine, Doris Stauble (1918-2007), entire view 3

Folk Art, Doris Stauble Still Life, Fruits, Berries, Seedlings and Fabric Leaves Wiscasset, Maine, Doris Stauble (1918-2007), entire view 4

Folk Art, Doris Stauble Still Life, Fruits, Berries, Seedlings and Fabric Leaves Wiscasset, Maine, Doris Stauble (1918-2007), detail view

Folk Art, Doris Stauble Still Life, Fruits, Berries, Seedlings and Fabric Leaves Wiscasset, Maine, Doris Stauble (1918-2007), detail view 2

Folk Art, Doris Stauble Still Life, Fruits, Berries, Seedlings and Fabric Leaves Wiscasset, Maine, Doris Stauble (1918-2007), detail view 3



Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene
Incised: W. Carter
Date/Period: Circa 1780-1830


Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene Incised: W. Carter, entire view

Measurement: Height: 3.75"

Material: Cow horn

Condition: Losses to rim

Additional Information: Tapered cylindrical cup. Panoramic scene depicting four
horses pulling coach; seated are the driver and a woman with standing man blowing
trumpet at the rear, also twin chimney dwelling and a tree lined road.

$535.00

473-48


Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene Incised: W. Carter, entire view 2

Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene Incised: W. Carter, detail view 1

Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene Incised: W. Carter, detail view 2



Folk Art, Carved Doll Head
Date/Period: Likely early 19th century - SOLD


Folk Art, Carved Doll Head, entire view

Measurement: Height: 11.5"

Material: Northeastern white pine

Condition: Consistent with age and use, displays well

Additional Information: A reduction in complexity, a folk art composition likely made
for a lucky child. The well-loved doll is worn and displays a very rich and dry patina.

SOLD

1002-390


Folk Art, Carved Doll Head, entire view 2

Folk Art, Carved Doll Head, entire view 3

Folk Art, Carved Doll Head, entire view 4



Folk Art Relief Carved Plaque, Woman in Defensive Pose, Armed Woodland
Camp, Volcano
Date/Period: 19th century


Folk Art Relief Carved Plaque, Woman in Defensive Pose, Armed Woodland Camp, Volcano, entire view

Measurement: 19.5" x 14.25" x 2.25"

Material: Hardwood, possibly white walnut, polychrome, dry patina

Condition: Very good, commensurate with age

Additional Information: Unknown subject by anonymous artist. The barefooted
longhaired woman wearing blue robe clutches a long knife in her right hand. The subject
is posed in what appears to be a wooded camp; over her left shoulder are crossed long
arms [guns] and a red, blue, and white flag that may be French. Perhaps the clue is in
the volcanic mountain flanked by mountain peaks. Does anyone know? Please share
your translation. Thanks!

$4,100.00

987-37


Folk Art Relief Carved Plaque, Woman in Defensive Pose, Armed Woodland Camp, Volcano, detail view

Folk Art Relief Carved Plaque, Woman in Defensive Pose, Armed Woodland Camp, Volcano, back view



Carved Card Case, Foliate, Tavern Scene
Date/Period: Late 19th Century


Carved Card Case, Foliate, Tavern Scene, entire view

Measurement: 5” x 3.5” x .5”

Material: Maple

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: Gentlemen smoking pipes seated at a table laden with bottles
and glasses. Other side is foliated. Lid slides. Competently carved.

$445.00

1130-15


Carved Card Case, Foliate, Tavern Scene, entire view 2

Carved Card Case, Foliate, Tavern Scene, entire view 3



Clark Voorhees, Finback Whale Plaque,
Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark
Voorhees distinguished tradition - SOLD


Clark Voorhees, Finback Whale Plaque, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition, entire view

The artist’s mark and C. Voorhees stamped on the reverse.
(Original untouched surface; length: 19”)


Clark Voorhees, Finback Whale Plaque, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition, signature detail 1

Clark Voorhees, Finback Whale Plaque, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition, signature 2

SOLD

1335-4




Civil War Carved Marble Match Safe with Soldier
Date/Period: 1860’s


Civil War Carved Marble Match Safe with Soldier, entire view

Measurement: 8.5” x 5” x 6”

Material: Marble

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: Anonymous work depicting a soldier in uniform laying against
a tree stump

$795.00

1130-6




Carving, Sperm Whale, Attributed to Boston Artistic Carving Co.
Boston Artistic Carving Ceased Operation in the late 1950’s
See Catalog, page 8, number F-12 Whale
Date/Period: 1900-1950


Carving, Sperm Whale, Attributed to Boston Artistic Carving Co. Boston Artistic Carving Ceased Operation in the late 1950’s See Catalog, page 8, number F-12 Whale, entire view 1

Measurement: Length: 23.25"; height: 5.25"; depth: 3.25"

Material: Hardwood, paint

Condition: Fine and original

Additional Information: The Boston Artistic Carving Company was established in the
1890’s and is mostly known for their eagle plaques. This fully dimensional sculpture
painted in black enamel is quite realistic. The carving is sold with a walnut display stand
which is likely original.

$1,700.00

879-134


Carving, Sperm Whale, Attributed to Boston Artistic Carving Co. Boston Artistic Carving Ceased Operation in the late 1950’s See Catalog, page 8, number F-12 Whale, entire view 2

Carving, Sperm Whale, Attributed to Boston Artistic Carving Co. Boston Artistic Carving Ceased Operation in the late 1950’s See Catalog, page 8, number F-12 Whale, entire view 3



Powder Flask, Folk Art Carved and Engraved, Flattened, Dated 1685
Likely Germany
Date/Period: 1685


Powder Flask, Folk Art Carved and Engraved, Flattened, Dated 1685 Likely Germany, side 1 view

Measurement: Length: 7"; width: 3.25"; depth: 1"

Material: Cow horn, wood plug, bone, or ivory eyes

Condition: Very good, scattered trivial pesting to plug

Additional Information: Outstanding carving…one side bearing the owner’s coat of
arms…the other featuring a hunter with gun, a tree with perched birds and large floral
device; both edges carved.

$1,485.00

1245-47


Powder Flask, Folk Art Carved and Engraved, Flattened, Dated 1685 Likely Germany, side 2 view

Powder Flask, Folk Art Carved and Engraved, Flattened, Dated 1685 Likely Germany, detail view

Powder Flask, Folk Art Carved and Engraved, Flattened, Dated 1685 Likely Germany, detail view 2

Powder Flask, Folk Art Carved and Engraved, Flattened, Dated 1685 Likely Germany, detail view 3


Victorian Cased Ship in Bottle
Unknown maker
Walnut case, light aqua bottle


Victorian Cased Ship in Bottle
Unknown maker
Walnut case, light aqua bottle, entire view 1

Properly rigged steam and sail vessel is painted and displays her American flag. The
bottle is centered within box towers with canted edges. Molded base resting on carved
feet. The whole surmounted with leaf and branch carved handle. (Missing one leaf)
(Height: 13.75"; width: 15"; depth: 4.25")


Victorian Cased Ship in Bottle
Unknown maker
Walnut case, light aqua bottle, entire view 2

$645.00

604-61




Carved Bust, President William McKinley (1843-1901)
Anonymous Carver, like carved soon after assassination
25th President of U.S, 1897-1901


Carved Bust, President William McKinley (1843-1901)
Anonymous Carver, like carved soon after assassination 
25th President of U.S, 1897-1901, entire view

Walnut, fine condition, (Height: 3.5"; width: 3.5"; depth: 2")


Carved Bust, President William McKinley (1843-1901)
Anonymous Carver, like carved soon after assassination 
25th President of U.S, 1897-1901, back view

$495.00

110-958




Antique Carved Folk Art Pipe Bowl, Fruitwood
Anonymous, 19th Century


Antique Carved Folk Art Pipe Bowl, Fruitwood
Anonymous, 19th Century, entire view 1

Displaying a rich patina, featuring clover and vine relief carving; front ornamented with a
harp and block lettered “HARP” beneath initials “THS”.
(Height: 3.5"; width: 2.5"; depth: 4")


Antique Carved Folk Art Pipe Bowl, Fruitwood
Anonymous, 19th Century, entire view 2

Antique Carved Folk Art Pipe Bowl, Fruitwood
Anonymous, 19th Century, entire view 2

$475.00

110-932




Wick Ahrens Carved & Painted Finback Whale Plaque,
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Ahrens, a renown whale sculptor had a gallery in Vermont
(Born: 1944, died: 2016)
Date/Period: 1991 - SOLD


Schoenhut Milk Wagon, Alderney Dairy, Original Paint & Milk Case, 6 Bottles Schoenhut wagons were offered in their 1929 catalog…, entire view

Additional Information: Naturalistically modelled, inset glass eye, signed, and dated…
Wick Ahrens carved whales for 50-years. The respected sculptor was inspired by and
studied under Clark Voorhees, continuing his education at the Vesper George School of
Art in Boston and the San Francisco School of Art. The artist’s work is found across the
country in Aiken, South Carolina, Newport, Rhode Island, Los Angeles and Berkeley,
California as well as in the collections of the Coyote Point Museum for Environmental
Education in San Mateo, CA, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the Nantucket
Historical Association. Ahrens produced only a few pieces each year. Completely
original yet authentic interpretations of various species result. His work is represented in
NMNA America bank, in other private collections at Newport RI, Aiken SC, Pt. Reyes
CA, Berkeley and Los Angeles, as well as public museums and galleries. He is a
member of the Copley Society of Boston, and the Society of Animal Artists.

Exhibits:
Oakland Museum, Oakland CA
Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo CA
Maui Art Exposition, Maui HI
Mystic Maritime Museum, Mystic CT
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester VT

SOLD

478-13


Schoenhut Milk Wagon, Alderney Dairy, Original Paint & Milk Case, 6 Bottles Schoenhut wagons were offered in their 1929 catalog…, back view

Schoenhut Milk Wagon, Alderney Dairy, Original Paint & Milk Case, 6 Bottles Schoenhut wagons were offered in their 1929 catalog…, back detail



Early 20th Century Decorative Carving, Hen, Drake and Ducklings, Original Paint
Unknown maker - SOLD


Early 20th Century Decorative Carved Family of Ducks in Original Paint, angle view 1

(H: 5”, L: 10”, W: 5”)

SOLD

928-75


Early 20th Century Decorative Carved Family of Ducks in Original Paint, entire view
Early 20th Century Decorative Carved Family of Ducks in Original Paint, rear angle view
Early 20th Century Decorative Carved Family of Ducks in Original Paint, angle view 2



Eagle, Carved and Gilt, Spread Wings, Original Surface
Possibly North Shore, Massachusetts, Circa 1800
Architectural, finial for furniture, mirror or clock - SOLD


Antique Carved and Gilt Eagle, Original Surface, Circa 1800, entire view

(Excellent condition; h: 8", W: 5.5", D: 1.75")

SOLD

290-15




Carved, Pierced, and Painted Architectural Whimsey Tower, Obelisk, Puzzle Ball
Date/Period: 19th Century


Carved, Pierced, and Painted Architectural Whimsey Tower, Obelisk, Puzzle Ball, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 19.25 inches

Material: Pine, paint, and varnish

Condition: Excellent, varnish is darkly oxidized, tiny chip to center spire that does not
distract.

Additional Information: Elaborately carved, whimsy [or whimsey] likely a gift from a groom to
his bride. Three tier graduated stepped base, steps with canted edges and brick foundation
raised on cutout feet. Within the tiered steps is carved a concave stairway leading to door above
which are four chip carved frontal sections; the sides display two sections. The arched window
openings contain a large olive green painted ball; finials are gold. Underside of base scratch
carved “H. Collins”. A gem!

$1,565.00

314-93


Carved, Pierced, and Painted Architectural Whimsey Tower, Obelisk, Puzzle Ball, entire view 2

Carved, Pierced, and Painted Architectural Whimsey Tower, Obelisk, Puzzle Ball, entire view 3



Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts
Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952
Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH]
Date/Period: Base marked with rectangular impressed stamp. See The Songless
Aviary: The World of A.E. Crowell & Son
by Brian Cullity,
published by the Trustees of
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1992, pp. 54 & 55 for a discussion on stamps.


Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], entire view

Measurement: Height: 8"; length: 10"; width: 2.75"

Condition: Top tip of bill and fish are professional replacements, scattered paint shrinkage, possible trivial fill

Additional Information: Full size decorative carving of a kingfisher on wooden base with a perch in his mouth.

$13,250.00

1310-150


Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], entire view 2

Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], entire view 3

Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], head view

Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], base view



Folk Carving, Whimsey Tower, 14 Puzzle Balls, Only 5/8 Inches Square
Height: 14-inches, Delicate
Date/Period: 1860-1900ish


Folk Carving, Whimsey Tower, 14 Puzzle Balls, Only 5/8 Inches Square Height: 14-inches, Delicate, entire view

Measurement: Length: 17.75"

Material: Carved Wood

Condition: Fine and original

Additional Information: Obelisk openwork,14-sections containing spheres.

$395.00

171-166


Folk Carving, Whimsey Tower, 14 Puzzle Balls, Only 5/8 Inches Square Height: 14-inches, Delicate, detail view 1

Folk Carving, Whimsey Tower, 14 Puzzle Balls, Only 5/8 Inches Square Height: 14-inches, Delicate, detail view 2



Bust of Shakespeare, Carved Wood, Possibly an Architectural Element
Date/Period: Antique


Bust of Shakespeare, Carved Wood, Possibly an Architectural Element, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 13.5"

Material: Walnut

Condition: Light shrinkage lines, weathered surface, loss and thinning to paint,
Tip of nose is abraded; wood loss to base of left proper shoulder.
Displays well.

Additional Information: An original hand carved figure depicting a Shakespeare like
bust in a dry surface/patina

$1,500.00

879-132


Bust of Shakespeare, Carved Wood, Possibly an Architectural Element, entire view 2

Bust of Shakespeare, Carved Wood, Possibly an Architectural Element, entire view 3

Bust of Shakespeare, Carved Wood, Possibly an Architectural Element, entire view 4

Bust of Shakespeare, Carved Wood, Possibly an Architectural Element, entire view 5



Carved Wood Folk Art Rocking Desktop Ink Blotter, Lion, Best Patina
Anonymous, Likely Unique, 19th Century…Circa 1860ish


Blotter, Lion, Best Patina Anonymous, Likely Unique

(Minor wood losses to underside of corners that don’t distract, otherwise fine. (8.5 x 3.5 x 3.5")


Carved Wood Folk Art Rocking Desktop Ink Blotter, Lion, view 2

Carved Wood Folk Art Rocking Desktop Ink Blotter, Lion, view 1

$2,275.00

928-82




Chinese Ink Stone, Fu Dog Guards the Ink Pool
Anonymous, Antique (likely 17th to 19th centuries)


Chinese Ink Stone, Fu Dog Guards the Ink Pool

Carved pool within incised square border supported by bracket feet joining scalloped aprons; carved of a single piece of stone. (10 x 8 x 5")


Chinese Ink Stone, Fu Dog Guards the Ink Pool

Chinese Ink Stone, Fu Dog Guards the Ink Pooldetail

$795.00

1322-10




Folk Art Carving, Man Carrying Pail, Original Paint
Anonymous
Date/Period: Early 20th Century


Folk Art Carving, Man Carrying Pail, Original Paint Anonymous, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 6.25"

Material: Pine, polychrome, brass pail

Condition: Excellent original condition, old repair to wrist that does not distract

Additional Information: The barefoot man, his sleeves rolled up, wearing shorts
supported by suspenders wears a hat. The figure retains original painted surface
displaying a dry patina.

$1,625.00

314-65


Folk Art Carving, Man Carrying Pail, Original Paint Anonymous, entire view 2

Folk Art Carving, Man Carrying Pail, Original Paint Anonymous, entire view 3

Folk Art Carving, Man Carrying Pail, Original Paint Anonymous, entire view 4

Folk Art Carving, Man Carrying Pail, Original Paint Anonymous, detail view 1

Folk Art Carving, Man Carrying Pail, Original Paint Anonymous, detail view 2



Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original Surface
Attributed to Herschell Spillman
North Tonawanda, New York - SOLD


Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original

A carved and painted jumping wooden carousel horse, the figure with glass eyes and carved mane. The breast collar is ornamented with a carved and painted American shield. This horse is painted reddish-brown dapple with black mane; the slightly curved saddle is yellow, blankets are painted yellow with red trim, the tack done in yellow and green. (Dimensions: 59" H, 4.5" W, 12" D.)

SOLD

1070-1


Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original
Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original



Carved Bedpost Doll, a Folk-Art Plaything
Carved from Old Bedpost, Original Paint
Anonymous, 19th Century
Original paint and fabric arms - SOLD


Carved Bedpost Doll, a Folk-Art Plaything <br>Carved from Old Bedpost, Original Paint

sold with professionally fabricated display stand (Height: 14”, depth: 4”, depth 4”)


Carved Bedpost Doll, a Folk-Art Plaything Carved from Old Bedpost, Original Paint

Carved Bedpost Doll, a Folk-Art Plaything <br>Carved from Old Bedpost, Original Paint

SOLD

1130-8




Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove,
Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century


Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century, entire view 1

The birds wire toes are slipped under staples on the orb of a 19th century steeple finial creating a nice presentation;
the steeple sits on a museum style steel plate base. Our fabricator is available to create a table or wall mounting fixture.
(Wingspan: 13.75” , length: 12” , height approx. 11.75” )


Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century, entire view 2

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 1

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 2

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 3

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 4

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 5

$4,250.00

195-41




Folk Art Carving, Mustached Man’s Head, Original Surface
Anonymous, Late 19th Century


Folk Art Carving, Mustached Man’s Head, Original Surface Anonymous, Late 19th Century

(Height: 5”, width: 3”; includes cube mount)

$895.00

1130-7




Carved and Painted Lake Trout by Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, Signed
Signed on Reverse by Maine’s Master Carver Lawrence Irvine (1918-1998)
Date/Period: 1970


Carved and Painted Lake Trout by Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, Signed Signed on Reverse by Maine’s Master Carver Lawrence Irvine (1918-1998), entire view

Measurement: 43.5" x 18"; trout length: 38"

Condition: Fine, including all fins!

Additional Information: Finely carved and painted realistic lake trout mounted on a
rectangular plywood, brown painted edge, stained backboard. Marked faintly on reverse
"Carved by Lawrence Irvine. Caught Moosehead Lake March 22, 1970 20lb. 4 oz.”

$2,500.00

859-37


Carved and Painted Lake Trout by Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, Signed Signed on Reverse by Maine’s Master Carver Lawrence Irvine (1918-1998), detail view 1

Carved and Painted Lake Trout by Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, Signed Signed on Reverse by Maine’s Master Carver Lawrence Irvine (1918-1998), detail view 2

Carved and Painted Lake Trout by Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, Signed Signed on Reverse by Maine’s Master Carver Lawrence Irvine (1918-1998), back view



Horse Sculpture, Laminated and Carved, Geometric Puzzle, Precise Anatomy
Likely Vermont, circa 1880-1900
Walnut, butternut and maple


Horse Sculpture, Laminated and Carved, Geometric Puzzle, Precise Anatomy
Likely Vermont, circa 1880-1900

Elaborately carved, stop-and-start groove-carved tail, leather and copper wire bridal;
carved saddle and leather flap, carved stirrups [separated]. The sculpture is mounted on a pierced and carved
base…center section displays a fan carving and the letters “BBQ”.
[BBQ" must be a Quebecois version of Boofaloe Beel Quoidy]

Literature: FOLK SCULPTURE USA, the catalog of a fabulous exhibition at the Brooklyn
Museum and LACMA in 1976. Our horse is illustrated on page 50, as part of the Margaret Woodbury
Strong Museum collection, Rochester, NY.

See: American Folk Sculpture by Robert Bishop, pp. 196-197, figure 361 and Young
America, A Folk Art History by Lipman, Warren and Bishop, page 143. Also, see
Pioneer Couple, in the Peabody Essex Museum Collection, illustrated without oxcart on
page 155 and discussed on page 36, In the American Spirit: Folk Art from The Collection.
For a great cognate see, The Collection of Raymond and Susan Egan, Northeast Auction,
August 5, 2006, pp. 114-115, lot 871. This example sold 10 October 2019 achieving
$30,000.00; Sculptural Fantasy, The Important American Folk Art Collection of Stephen
and Petra Levin, lot 106. See the Clarion, Fall 1982, page 37. The published examples were
apparently part of the group of forty figures; a diorama of American
life exhibited in a Vermont country store.

(The work sans carving depicting Cody remains in fine original condition;
horse: height: 17.75"; width: 4.25"; length: 22"; platform: 14.75 x 9")

$3,250.00

195-43


Horse Sculpture, Laminated and Carved, Geometric Puzzle, Precise Anatomy
Likely Vermont, circa 1880-1900



Folk Art Carving, Horse Drawn Wagon and Riders
New York State, Circa 1920
Equally successful and charming, we hope they remain together!


Folk Art Carving, Horse Drawn Wagon and Riders
New York State, Circa 1920
Equally successful and charming, we hope they remain together, angle view 1

(Excellent original condition; one of the horses ears restored, else fine; H: 5.25”, L: 11.5”, W: 4”)

$850.00

770-6


Antique Carving, Horse Drawn Wagon with Riders, New York State, Circa 1920, angle view 2
Antique Carving, Horse Drawn Wagon with Riders, New York State, Circa 1920, with dollar for scale
Antique Carving, Horse Drawn Wagon with Riders, New York State, Circa 1920, riders detail
Antique Carving, Horse Drawn Wagon with Riders, New York State, Circa 1920, horse detail



Vintage Eagle Carved Pen & Paperclip Desk Stand
Anonymous, inscribed “Made in Poland”


Vintage Eagle Carved Pen & Paperclip Desk Stand
Anonymous, entire view

Height: 15.25"; width: 6.75"; depth: 4"


Vintage Eagle Carved Pen & Paperclip Desk Stand
Anonymous, angle view

$450.00

110-908




Sculpture, Recumbent Lamb, Likely for Gravestone, Never Used
Date/Period: 19th Century


Sculpture, Recumbent Lamb, Likely for Gravestone, Never Used, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 5.75"; width: 12"; depth: 4.25"

Material: Red Sandstone

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: This sculpture, likely for a child’s gravestone shows no
evidence of weathering or outside use.

$725.00

710-42


Sculpture, Recumbent Lamb, Likely for Gravestone, Never Used, entire view 2



Carved Folk Art Horse, Original Paint
Anonymous… 19th century


Carved Folk Art Horse, Original Paint
Anonymous… 19th century

(Tips of ears worn; height: 9.25"; length: 8.75"; width: 2.5")

$495.00

1256-6




Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine
Date/Period: Circa 1830-1880 - SOLD


Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view

Measurement: 9.5" x 2.25" x .5"

Material: Birch, pewter, and iron

Condition: Excellent, great patina

Additional Information: Fishermen generally had their own mackerel plows which
were of varied designs…this pierced example of scrolled design and large comfortable
open handle is inlayed with pewter ad retains its filed iron blade. Used by New England
fisherman aboard mackerel schooners to slice the fish.

SOLD

171-171


Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view 2

Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view 3



Antique Tortoise Shell Backcomb, 18th Century Hair Ornament
Anonymous


Antique Tortoise Shell Backcomb, 18th Century Hair Ornament

Relief decorated…” V” over “R” centering “FDL / 70” within shield flanked by floral and scroll ornament against a finely checkered background within a bulleted border. The comb is missing two tines. (3,5 by 5”)


Antique Tortoise Shell Backcomb, 18th Century Hair Ornament

Antique Tortoise Shell Backcomb, 18th Century Hair Ornament

$385.00

593-88




Carved Oak Portrait Plaques, Lot of Three, By Beguin, 1895, Original Surface
Graduated Sizes


Antique Lot of Three Carved Oak Portrait Plaques by Beguin, 1895, group view

(Fine original condition; 15 by 11”, 20.5 by 16.5”, 18 by 16”)

$1,575 for the lot of three

1188-4


Antique Lot of Three Carved Oak Portrait Plaques by Beguin, 1895, with ruler for scale




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