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Early 20th Century Decorative Carving,
Crane, Great Attitude & Original Paint
Unknown maker, taxidermist eyes


Early 20th Century Decorative Carved Crane with Original Paint, left angle view

(Ancient crack to neck, else fine and original; H: 7.5”, L: 7”, W: 2.5”)

$1,995

745-135




Carved and Painted Folk Art Eagle, Folded Wings, by Axel Gustafson (1867 to 1945)
Folk Sculptor of Franklinville, New York, Circa 1900 to 1920


Antique Carved Folk Art Eagle with Folded Wings, New York, Circa 1900, right angle view

Polychrome wood with gesso undercoat, dark brown paint with silvery white head, neck and tail; eyes are painted gold and attract a magnet; red detail to bill.
Surface is quite oxidized (Very good original condition; 16 by 11.5 by 9.5”)
A nearly identical carving is illustrated within Suzanne and James Hofmeister’s article, "Axel Gustafson (1867-1945): Folk Sculptor of Franklinville, New York," figure 10; New York Folklore, Vol. 15, No. 1-2, 1989.

$3,375

659-145


Antique Carved Folk Art Eagle with Folded Wings, New York, Circa 1900, left angle view
Antique Carved Folk Art Eagle with Folded Wings, New York, Circa 1900, rear angle view
Antique Carved Folk Art Eagle with Folded Wings, New York, Circa 1900, head detail



Carved Bird, Folk Art Dove of Peace, Original Painted Surface
Rhode Island History, Anonymous, 19th Century
This item just in, more information available, please call David if interested


Antique Carved Folk Art Dove of Peace on Stand, 19th Century, entire view

(Very good condition with minor loss to tip of beak, else fine and original; height of bird: 4”, wingspan: 4.5”, height on stand: 8”; base recently custom fabricated)

$2,695

1002-218


Antique Carved Folk Art Dove of Peace on Stand, 19th Century, angle left view
Antique Carved Folk Art Dove of Peace on Stand, 19th Century, angle right view
Antique Carved Folk Art Dove of Peace on Stand, 19th Century, rear view



Carving, Horse Drawn Wagon and Riders, Original Paint, Great Surface
New York State, Circa 1920
Equally successful and charming, we hope they remain together!


Antique Carving, Horse Drawn Wagon with Riders, New York State, Circa 1920, angle view 1

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

$2,365

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



Carved and Painted Folk Art Ring Necked Dove, Original Surface
Anonymous, 19th Century
See Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture, page 182, object 335


Antique Carved and Painted Folk Art Dove in Original Surface, 19th Century, facing right view

(H: 9.75”)

$1,385

935-18


Antique Carved and Painted Folk Art Dove in Original Surface, 19th Century, facing left view



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Folk Art Figure of a Strutting Bird, Carved Burl Head on Natural Burl Body
By Moses Ogden, (1844 to 1919) Angelica, New York, Circa 1890 to 1910
Burl and root composition - SOLD


Antique Folk Art Figure of a Bird, Carved Burl Head and Burl Body, By Moses Ogden, facing left view

Ogden served in the American Civil War, he worked as a wagon maker and was known as “The Jackknife Artist,” who carved pieces to exhibit and sell at local fairs. He built and lived in a small cabin at Angelica, New York; his works filled the interior and exterior and became locally known as “Moses Ogden’s Wonderland.” Other examples may be viewed in Rico and Maresca’ s, American Primitive, Discoveries in Folk Sculpture, pp 236 and 237. (17.75 by 13 by 6”)

605-116 - SOLD




Folk Carving, Robin on Stand, Original Paint
Probably Late 19th Century
Anonymous - SOLD


Antique Carved Robin on Stand, Folk Carving, Late 19th Century, facing right view

Wear to tip of bill, some wood loss at side of tail, else fine
(H: 8.75", L: 8", W: 3")

384-72 - SOLD




Carved and Painted Folk Art Cat
Anonymous, 1920’s - SOLD


Carved and Painted Folk Art Cat, 1920's, angle view 1

(Wear to tip of ear, minor losses to lamination at ends of vase; scattered old red paint spatter; H: 14”, W: 8”, D: 2.5”)

606-112 - SOLD




Sperm Whale by Clark Voorhees, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voohees (1911 to 1980)
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
Probably 1950's
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition - SOLD


Antique Carving, Sperm Whale, by Clark Voorhees, 1950's, entire view

The artist's mark and C. Voorhees stamped on back. Carved teeth set within carved and applied lower jaw; inside of mouth painted red.
(Excellent condition; L: 17.5"; H: 5.75"; D: 2")

1032-166 - SOLD




Dog, Folk Carving, Circle of Aaron Mountz, Original paint
Likely Pennsylvania, Circa 1890
Pine, carved in the round - SOLD


Antique Carved Dog, Folk Art, Original Paint, right angle view

The carver, a member of the Mountz/Schimmel circle, produced a smaller body of work and painted very few of his cross-hatched carvings. This example remains in fine original condition. (Dimensions: 2" H, 4.5" L, 1" W.)

201-372 - SOLD




Folk Art Carving, Rabbit, Rearing, Painted, Whimsical Displayed on Floor
Unknown Maker, Antique - SOLD


Antique Carved Rabbit, Folk Art, Painted, Unknown Maker, angle view

(Good condition, minor and scattered paint wear; H: 9.5", L: 13", W: 3")

1072-2 - SOLD




Eagle, Carved, Pilot House, Architectural, Lectern, Powerful Attitude
Unknown Maker, American, Circa 1830 to 1850
Hardwood, the great symbol of our Republic perched on orb with coiled snake - SOLD


Antique Carved Eagle, Pilot House, American, Circa 1830 to 1850, left angle view

(Generally excellent condition consistent with age; original surface history; our restorer extraordinaire is able to recreate the serpents head and expertly match pigment, texture and patina; looks fine as is; displays well on floor, riser or wall; H: 31.5", W: 30.75", D: 20")

295-80 - SOLD




Sperm Whale by Clark Voorhees, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voohees (1911 to 1980)
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
Probably 1950's
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition - SOLD


Antique Carved Sperm Whale, by Clark Voorhees, Probably 1950's, entire view

The artist's mark and C. Voorhees stamped on back. Carved teeth set within carved and applied lower jaw; inside of mouth painted red; inlaid eye.
(Original untouched surface; L: 17", H: 5.5", D: 1.75)

606-44 - SOLD




Pair of Folk Art Steer, Carved and Painted, Leather Ears, Pewter Horns
Found in the Midwest
Circa 1900 - SOLD


Antique Carved Steer, Folk Art, Painted, Circa 1900, angle view

Unique pair in good paint having what appears to be pewter or lead horns, square nails for eyes, and leather ears. The lot includes custom display stands; very good condition other than chipping of hooves. (H: 5"; L: 10"; W: 2.5")

928-41 - SOLD




Large Carved Cat on Base
Circa 1946 - SOLD

Antique Carving, Cat on Base, left angle view Antique Carving, Cat on Base, right angle view

Large carved cat similar to old Egyptian sculptures. Mahogany. Measures 20.5" by 6". Done by "Millie the Chisler" in Michigan, a known carver who was featured in some of the local newspapers.

125-18 - SOLD




Cast Iron Bear Doorstops
Late 19th – Early 20th Century - SOLD



Two black painted cast iron doorstops. Unusual form. Was pictured in American Folk Art in Wood, Metal and Stone by Jean Lippman. Measures 4.5" by 5.5" by 3".

125-1 - SOLD




Painted Bird
On Tree Trunk - SOLD


Antique Carving, Bird on Trunk, Painted Decoration, side view

Carved and painted bird rests on mock tree trunk. Bird measures 6" in height, and the stand measures 12" in height.

125-16 - SOLD




Folk Carving of a Bird
Anonymous
Painted - SOLD


Antique Carving, Bird, Folk Art, Painted, angle view

Carved and painted three dimensional bird, possibly a Thrush, there is a signature or monogram in black paint on the bottom. The surface is good with a nice patina; typical little dings and wear including beak...as depicted. There is no restoration and the bird measures 8" in length. (Height: 3.25"; width: 1.75".)

171-58 - SOLD




Spread Wing Golden Eagle Carving, Black Forest
Attributed to Alfred Stahli (1893 to 1972)
Brienz, Switzerland
Circa 1900
Walnut - SOLD


Antique Carving, Golden Eagle, Circa 1900, Swiss, angle view

A fine example, intricately carved from the solid by a recognized master of "eagle" carvings, powerful bird of prey with outspread wings, open beak and talons, perched on rockery. See Swiss Carvings the Art of the Black Forest by J. Arenski, S. Daniels and M. Daniels, Antique Collector's Club, 2005, page 97.
This carving, in great patina, stands at 16" and is in excellent condition having only two tiny chips confined to tail feather tips that do not distract.

659-22 - SOLD




Eagle, Cast Iron
American
Second Half 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Cast Iron Figure, Eagle, angle view

This example with outstretched and turned head, perched on rockery, features a wonderfully oxidized surface with traces greenish-blue, almost verdigris paint.
(Height: 5"; wing span: 10.5"; depth: 4.25")

384-27 - SOLD




Sitting Cats
By Bradley & Hubbard - SOLD


Antique Doorstops, Painted, by Bradley and Hubbard, entire views

Dimensions: 7.375" by 4.875".
Condition very good.
Ref P. 112, "The Doorstop Book" By John & Nancy Smith.

533-21 - SOLD

533-22 - SOLD




Three Carved and Painted Swallows in Flight - SOLD


Antique Carving, Swallows in Flight, Group of Three, Painted, entire view

Condition: minor chips, two birds have repairs.
Dimensions of each: approximately 6 by 5".

514-172 - 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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