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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 148

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 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



Frank Finney Carving, Horse, Folk Art
Virginia, after 1950
Pieced and carved wood, leather,
and original paint


Frank Finney Carving, Horse, Folk Art
Virginia, after 1950
Pieced and carved wood, leather, and original paint, entire view 1

Renowned folk artist, and carver (b. 1947); known for multiple mediums, including
wood, stone, bone and shell, Finney is discussed in numerous books and publications
and is represented in well-known collections. Finney is considered by many experts in
the decoy Folk Art world to be the best of his generation.
Age splits limited to one side otherwise excellent condition; seam separation is
purposeful with leather inserted into seams at shoulders.
(Height: 17"; width: 21.25"; depth: 3.25") Includes display stand.


Frank Finney Carving, Horse, Folk Art
Virginia, after 1950
Pieced and carved wood, leather, and original paint, entire view 2

Frank Finney Carving, Horse, Folk Art
Virginia, after 1950
Pieced and carved wood, leather, and original paint, entire view 3

Frank Finney Carving, Horse, Folk Art
Virginia, after 1950
Pieced and carved wood, leather, and original paint, entire view 4

Frank Finney Carving, Horse, Folk Art
Virginia, after 1950
Pieced and carved wood, leather, and original paint, head view

Frank Finney Carving, Horse, Folk Art
Virginia, after 1950
Pieced and carved wood, leather, and original paint, entire view

$2,285.00

1256-76




Folk Carving, Whistle, Bird on Branch, Original Paint
Date/Period: 1880-1900


Folk Carving, Whistle, Bird on Branch, Original Paint, entire view 1

Measurement: Length: 6.25"

Material: Wood tree branch retaining bark, polychrome

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: Carved and painted bird sitting on branch, carved mouthpiece.

$335.00

431-127


Folk Carving, Whistle, Bird on Branch, Original Paint, entire view 2



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





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