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Sculpture, Carved Wood, Bathing Beauty, Painted Bathing Suit, Hair & Facial Features Anonymous, Likely circa 1925-1940ish



The black painted base is recent; height: 17.75", fine condition.





$575.00

1130-12




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



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





$2,175.00

1130-8




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



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

$1,075.00

1130-7




Carved Band Organ Figure, Carved Wood, Original Polychrome Surface
Attributed to Giacomo Gavioli (1786 to 1875) considered the greatest band organ maker


Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, angle view 1

Founded in 1806 in Modena, Italy, the firm employed four generations of the family who established facilities in France, Germany, London and New York. Fairground organs, or band organs as known in the United States, were designed to attract large audiences; the ornate decorative cases, and volume of sound attracted large audiences. Band organ facades frequently featured ornate human figures which moved in time with the music, creating a visual experience. (H: 34”)

$8,500

1169-2


Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, entire view
Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, angle view 2
Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, torso detail
Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, head detail



Carousel Figure, Herschell Spillman Jumping Dog, Country Fair Style, Early Park Paint
North Tonawanda, New York, Circa 1912 (Allan Herschell and Edward Spillman)


Antique Carousel Dog Figure by Herschell Spillman, New York, facing right view

A popular and sensitively rendered figure displaying a signature saddle-blanket resembling a draped curtain; the pooch displays very good old paint; original surface history; likely very early second coat working period surface and original paint. Pretty much full coverage paint with scattered losses mostly limited to saddle seat; overall condition is very good to excellent. (L: 54”, H: 31.5”, W: 10”; stand H: 48”, stand base: 19.75 by 19.75”)

$31,500

1133-2


Antique Carousel Dog Figure by Herschell Spillman, New York, facing left view
Antique Carousel Dog Figure by Herschell Spillman, New York, head detail 1
Antique Carousel Dog Figure by Herschell Spillman, New York, head detail 2



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



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.)

$10,865

1070-1







Carnival Swing Figure, Clown Bean Bag Toss Clown, Original Paint
Circa 1900'ish
Anonymous



This colorful and amusing profile was made from a substantial piece of wood with iron strapping on the back and remains in excellent condition. Cyr Auctions of Gray, Maine sold a nearly identical figure named Pimpo in 1999.
(Dimensions: 65" H, 19.25" W, 3.5" D.)

$1,495

928-21






Cast Iron Rabbit Carnival Arcade Shooting Gallery Target, Great Surface
Unknown Maker, Illinois, 1920-1949
Cast iron elongated swelled body leaping rabbit



(Length: 11.5”, height: 7.25”)

$725

1169-5




Vintage Carnival Black Cat Bean Bag Toss Target, Great Original Paint
Anonymous, Mid 20th Century
Great graphics, wonderful and bold paint, very dramatic!



(Excellent original condition; tip of tail is missing; H: 40"; W: 23.75"; D: .75")

$965

1026-9






Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Shooting Target, Clown, Carnival, Arcade, Rare, Cast in the Half Round, Painted
Circa 1900 to 1920
Old thinning paint, dry surface consistent with age - SOLD



(H: 20.5", W: 10")

928-49 - SOLD




Folk Art Minstrel Show Figure, Folk Carving, Painted, Dressed in Period Clothes
Ex Morgan Rank Collection of Folk Art and Musical Instruments
American, Unknown Maker, purportedly found in Baltimore
Circa 1900 to 1925
Life size dancing figure, articulated, stuffed torso, upper arms and legs - SOLD



In generally very good condition, as expected the clothes show some deterioration, other minor "use" imperfections. (Figure 60"; suspended from custom stand: 67.5")

232-276 - SOLD




Mills Target Practice Trade Stimulator Penny Drop Game
Countertop, Cast Aluminum
Roman Olympian Theme
1926
A gaming device used in bars and stores - SOLD



(Dimensions: 18.5" H, 12.25" W, 7" D.)

647-49 - SOLD




Tonawanda Man, Articulated Calliope Figure
Herschell Spillman Company
Tonawanda, New York
Circa 1905
Polychrome, wood, metal, and fabric - SOLD


  

This fine and sensitive figure is extremely rare, one of a very few extant examples. The figure wearing woven cotton trousers, a blue and white shirt and leather shoes remains in excellent condition. The figure was originally connected to a carousel mechanism, the arm moved in a cranking motion while the head swayed back-and-forth. (H: 51"; on stand: 68")

144-35 - 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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