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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")





$3,550.00

290-21




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”)

$1,050.00

1130-6




Antique Tortoise Shell Backcomb, 18th Century Hair Ornament Anonymous



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”)





$385.00

593-88




Carved Wooden Knitting Sheath, Knitting Needle Holder
Likely English, 1762


Antique Carved Wooden Knitting Sheath/Needle Holder, English, 1762, top angle view

Curvaceous knitting needle sheath, with pierced pinecone-shaped finial. Carved and incised, featuring chip-carved ornamentation; inscribed [1762]. L: 8”

$650

1032-189


Antique Carved Wooden Knitting Sheath/Needle Holder, English, 1762, entire view
Antique Carved Wooden Knitting Sheath/Needle Holder, English, 1762, bottom view
Antique Carved Wooden Knitting Sheath/Needle Holder, English, 1762, date detail



Wood Diorama, Forested Hillocks Featuring Deer, Carved and Pierced in the Solid
Anonymous, Late 19th or Very Early 20th Century


Antique Wood Diorama with Forested Hillocks and Deer, Late 19th Century, angle view

Shadow box containing competently rendered three-dimensional composition
(32 by 24 by 5.5")

$3,975

632-50


Antique Wood Diorama with Forested Hillocks and Deer, Late 19th Century, with ruler for scale
Antique Wood Diorama with Forested Hillocks and Deer, Late 19th Century, deer detail



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")

$675.00

906-11




Angel Praying, Finely Carved, Original Surface History, by an Old Master
Probably Italian
17th Century


Antique Carving, Praying Angel, 17th Century, right angle view

The angel kneeling on clouds, black walnut, excellent condition, expected losses
(H: 32.5"; W: 13"; D: 22.5")

$12,250

1039-4


Antique Carving, Praying Angel, 17th Century, left angle view

Antique Carving, Praying Angel, 17th Century, front view

Antique Carving, Praying Angel, 17th Century, face detail




Gangway Board, Carved, Great Seal of the United States, Banded in Brass
Anonymous Carver, 19th Century
Mahogany
Beautiful display piece for wall or floor, complete with custom display stand


Antique Gangway Board, Carved with United States Seal, 19th Century, angle view

(Excellent condition, nice patina, perhaps a few replaced baseplate screws; 28.25 by 40.5 by 6")

$8,400

1001-51


Antique Gangway Board, Carved with United States Seal, 19th Century, with ruler for scale



Folk Art Stumpf Fiddle, One Man Band Fiddle, Stomp Drum
Unknown Maker
Probably First Half Twentieth Century
Wonderful Carved Gentleman's Head Wearing Hat and Hair Mustache


Antique Stumpf Fiddle, Folk Art, One Man Band Fiddle, angle view

Excellent playable condition, mounted in removable display stand.
(H: 74.5")

$4,975

1039-7


Antique Stumpf Fiddle, Folk Art, One Man Band Fiddle, with ruler for scale

Antique Stumpf Fiddle, Folk Art, One Man Band Fiddle, head detail

Antique Stumpf Fiddle, Folk Art, One Man Band Fiddle, drum detail




Comb with Pastiglia, Gothic, Finely Carved and Decorated, Excellent
French
Early 15th Century
Probably Commissioned by an English Gallant for His Lady Love
Boxwood finely carved and decorated with Pastiglia, painted brown


Antique Carved Comb, Gothic, Possibly Love Token, side one entire

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".)

$3,475

843-139


Antique Carved Comb, Gothic, Possibly Love Token, side two entire
Antique Carved Comb, Gothic, Possibly Love Token, close up detail one
Antique Carved Comb, Gothic, Possibly Love Token, close up detail two



Federal Painted and Gilt Stenciled Chair Crest, Locomotive, Original Surface
New England, Unknown Maker
Nineteenth Century


Antique Chair Crest, Painted and Stenciled, New England, entire view

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")

$1,745

853-20


Antique Chair Crest, Painted and Stenciled, New England, with ruler for scale




Carved Full Standing Figure of Woman
American
Circa 1940
Painted and stained surface, fine condition


Antique Carved Woman, Full Length, American, Circa 1940, left angle view    Antique Carved Woman, Full Length, American, Circa 1940, right angle view

(H: 19.5")

$1,695

928-38


Antique Carved Woman, Full Length, American, Circa 1940, close up view
Antique Carved Woman, Full Length, American, Circa 1940, with ruler for scale




Folk Art, Carved and Polychrome Corner Shelf, Carved Thread Spools
American
Antique


Antique Folk Art Corner Shelf, Carved and Polychrome Decorated, entire view

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")

$1,550

928-39


Antique Folk Art Corner Shelf, Carved and Polychrome Decorated, flag finial detail
Antique Folk Art Corner Shelf, Carved and Polychrome Decorated, flower finial detail
Antique Folk Art Corner Shelf, Carved and Polychrome Decorated, post detail 1
Antique Folk Art Corner Shelf, Carved and Polychrome Decorated, post detail 2



Carved Marble Bust, Apollo Belvedere
19th Century
After the period


Antique Marble Bust, Apollo Belvedere, 19th Century, entire view

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")

$1,595

171-92


Antique Marble Bust, Apollo Belvedere, 19th Century, facing left view
Antique Marble Bust, Apollo Belvedere, 19th Century, profile view



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



Butler, Bellboy, Card Tray, Tip Stand, Carved and Painted
First Half of Twentieth Century
Unknown Maker


Antique Carved Butler, Card Tray, Carved and Painted, left angle view

(Very good condition; H: 34", W: 9", D: 11.5")

$895

1039-16


Antique Carved Butler, Card Tray, Carved and Painted, right angle view

Antique Carved Butler, Card Tray, Carved and Painted, with ruler for scale




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


Antique Carved Cathead in form of a Lion's Head, Attributed to John Bellamy, Circa 1860, angle view

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


Antique Doris Stauble Still Life with Fruits, Berries and Seedlings in a Green Box, Maine, angle view

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
Norwegian
Dated 1793 - SOLD


Antique Mangle Board, Smoothing Board, Norwegian, 1793, angle view

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


Antique Heart in Hand Staff, Oddfellows, Late 19th Century, heart in hand detail

431-78 - SOLD




Antique Shadowbox, Bird and rabbit Fabric and Paper Sculpture
Possibly Amish
Pennsylvania
Circa 1865 to 1890
Wood, glass, wool, cotton, wire, paper and paint - SOLD


Antique Shadowbox, Bird and Rabbit, Fabric and Paper, Pennsylvania, angle view

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




Classical Woman
Carved Black Walnut
Circa 1870 to 1900 - SOLD

Antique Carving, Bust of Classical Woman, entire view
Antique Carving, Bust of Classical Woman, angle view

Carved "in the round" and remaining in fine old surface with good patina.
(Height: 69.25".)

346-10 - SOLD




Folk Art Carved Pipe
Anonymous, antique - SOLD


Antique Carved Pipe, Folk Art, Anonymous, angle on stand view

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




OUTSTANDING
Carved Elk Head
American...great color and patina
19th Century
A magnificent beast...perfect for lodge or large room.
Fine original condition. (Antlers are actually real.) - SOLD


Antique Carving, Elk Head, with Real Antlers, entire view

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
Probably America
Anonymous
Pine - SOLD


Antique Carved Model, Milliner's Model, Wig Stand, right angle view

A wonderful stylized carving used as hat/wig stand in old natural color.
(Dimensions: 15" high.)

690-2 - SOLD



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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