Carved Granite Mantle Clock, Classical Architecture, Dial Bezel Surmounted w/ Bowknot, 19th C.
Possibly Vermont…outstanding workmanship
Blocked front on bracket feet, arabesque panels, classical Greek urns with scrolled floral devices (We note a few tiny nicks that do not distract; 12 x 11.5 x 2.5")
Civil War Carved Marble Match Safe with Soldier, Likely 1860s
An anonymous work depicting a soldier in uniform laying against a tree stump
(8.5 X 5 X 6”)
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”)
Carved Wooden Knitting Sheath, Knitting Needle Holder
Likely English, 1762
Curvaceous knitting needle sheath, with pierced pinecone-shaped finial. Carved and incised, featuring chip-carved ornamentation; inscribed . L: 8”
Wood Diorama, Forested Hillocks Featuring Deer, Carved and Pierced in the Solid
Anonymous, Late 19th or Very Early 20th Century
Shadow box containing competently rendered three-dimensional composition
(32 by 24 by 5.5")
Double Oxen Yoke, Adjustable Width, Patent Model, Brass Banded, Red Stain
Unknown, 19th Century
The bows pierce adjustable sliding yoke beams banded in brass; they slide on ratcheted brass rails and are centered by the pole chair ring. (12.75 x 5.5 x 2")
Angel Praying, Finely Carved, Original Surface History, by an Old Master
The angel kneeling on clouds, black walnut, excellent condition, expected losses
(H: 32.5"; W: 13"; D: 22.5")
Gangway Board, Carved, Great Seal of the United States, Banded in Brass
Anonymous Carver, 19th Century
Beautiful display piece for wall or floor, complete with custom display stand
(Excellent condition, nice patina, perhaps a few replaced baseplate screws; 28.25 by 40.5 by 6")
Folk Art Stumpf Fiddle, One Man Band Fiddle, Stomp Drum
Probably First Half Twentieth Century
Wonderful Carved Gentleman's Head Wearing Hat and Hair Mustache
Excellent playable condition, mounted in removable display stand.
Comb with Pastiglia, Gothic, Finely Carved and Decorated, Excellent
Early 15th Century
Probably Commissioned by an English Gallant for His Lady Love
Boxwood finely carved and decorated with Pastiglia, painted brown
Impressed gesso reliefs (pastiglia); in corners, monsters with human heads; obverse features Ysolt and Tristram, clad in houppelandes, who see the reflection of Mark who is hiding in tree within the pool at their feet. On the reverse is a scene depicting an assault on the castle of love; in the tree, are flutists centering the feasting couple; flanking the tree are tilting knights with attendant, one fallen. Lettered scrolls: Tristram gardes de dire vilane por la pisson de la fontaine - Dame ie voroi per ma foi qui fu ave nos monsignor le roi - De Deu sot il candana qui dementi la dame loial Lettered scrolls: pour(?) amour de vo (?) amie jolle (?). (Dimensions: 7.5 by 7.5".)
Federal Painted and Gilt Stenciled Chair Crest, Locomotive, Original Surface
New England, Unknown Maker
Depicting an engineer standing behind a locomotive pulling a car and caboose within a mountainous landscape setting, flanked by scrolling flowering vines, all against a black ground. Sold with custom display stand. (L: 22")
Carved Full Standing Figure of Woman
Painted and stained surface, fine condition
Folk Art, Carved and Polychrome Corner Shelf, Carved Thread Spools
An inspired effort featuring carved women's head, Indians, arrows and geometric devices; wonderful paint, good surface, fine condition. (H: 18.25", corner D: 10")
Carved Marble Bust, Apollo Belvedere
After the period
Depicted facing to sinister, with his hair tied up and with a cloak over his shoulders; on a cylindrical marble socle plinth with imperfections. The bust remains in very good condition. (H: 17.25")
Carved Oak Portrait Plaques, Lot of Three, By Beguin, 1895, Original Surface
(Fine original condition; 15 by 11”, 20.5 by 16.5”, 18 by 16”)
$1,575 for the lot of three
Butler, Bellboy, Card Tray, Tip Stand, Carved and Painted
First Half of Twentieth Century
(Very good condition; H: 34", W: 9", D: 11.5")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
RARE Carved Cathead in Form of Lion’s Head, Attributed to John Haley Bellamy
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Circa 1860ish
Used to Decorate Booms/Derricks for Raising Anchor, both Merchant & Naval
White pine, displaying traces of paint, 14 by 13” - SOLD
See, American Eagle – The Bold Art & Brash Life of John Haley Bellamy by James A. Craig, pp. 35 and 36, figure 3.6.
A closely related example is in the collection of Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and is illustrated in Jean Lipman and Alice Winchester, The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876 (New York, 1974), p. 137.
Also, M. V. Brewington, Shipcarvers of North America (Barre, MA, 1962), p. 106.
Marian Klamkin and Charles Klamkin, Wood Carvings, North American Folk Sculptures (New York, 1974), p. 11.
Yvonne Brault Smith, John Haley Bellamy, Carver of Eagles (Hampton, NH., 1982), p. 85.
Robert M. Doty, By Good Hands, New Hampshire Folk Art (Manchester, NH 1989), fig. 52.
589-15 - SOLD
Doris Stauble Still Life, Fruits, Berries, Seedlings and Fabric Leaves in Green Box
Wiscasset, Maine, Doris Stauble (1918 to 2007)
Papier Mache Fruits in Pantry Box Retaining Original Green Paint - SOLD
The artist bought contents of a warehouse on the Hudson River, stocked with Victorian millinery fruits, flowers and other small decorative objects. Doris used antique containers as the foundations in which she arranged a wide variety of interesting forms and textures; she employed her artistic eye, her understanding of color and form to create these sought-after one-of-a-kind compositions. (7 by 8.5”)
1072-33 - SOLD
Mangle Board, Horse Handle Smoothing Board, Chip Carved, Incised, Original Surface
Dated 1793 - SOLD
Featuring overall chip-carved alternating geometric roundels, standing horse with pierced handle centered by undulating vine; the whole with channel-molded border, a fine and early courtship gift.
(Dimensions: 23.5" L.)
1032-76 - SOLD
Heart in Hand Staff, Oddfellows, Carved, Original Surface, L: 58"
Late 19th Century
Likely for a small and rural lodge; heart n' hand, buttoned shirt cuff
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD
431-78 - SOLD
Antique Shadowbox, Bird and rabbit Fabric and Paper Sculpture
Circa 1865 to 1890
Wood, glass, wool, cotton, wire, paper and paint - SOLD
Lancaster Old Order Woman practiced a broad range of textile arts; particularly popular were these small birds and rabbits inspired by carved and painted examples. Displayed is a robust wreath of flowers, cherries and leaves that center a pair of birds while rabbits are seen in the lower corners.
(H: 14.25"; W: 19.25": D: 4")
201-345 - SOLD
Carved "in the round" and remaining in fine old surface with good patina.
Carved Black Walnut
Circa 1870 to 1900 - SOLD
346-10 - SOLD
Folk Art Carved Pipe
Anonymous, antique - SOLD
Carved of hardwood, looks to be walnut; dog perched on stem clasping the bowl featuring human face; good dry patina and fine condition. (L: 4.25")
203-214 - SOLD
Carved Elk Head
American...great color and patina
A magnificent beast...perfect for lodge or large room.
Fine original condition. (Antlers are actually real.) - SOLD
Dimensions without antlers: 49" high, 34" wide, 32" deep.
Dimensions with antlers (approximate): 73" high, 46" wide, 48" deep.
451-3 - SOLD
Milliner's Carved Model of Man's Head, Wig Stand
Pine - SOLD
A wonderful stylized carving used as hat/wig stand in old natural color.
(Dimensions: 15" high.)
690-2 - SOLD