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Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts
Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952
Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH]
Date/Period: Base marked with rectangular impressed stamp. See The Songless
Aviary: The World of A.E. Crowell & Son
by Brian Cullity,
published by the Trustees of
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1992, pp. 54 & 55 for a discussion on stamps.


Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], entire view

Measurement: Height: 8"; length: 10"; width: 2.75"

Condition: Top tip of bill and fish are professional replacements, scattered paint shrinkage, possible trivial fill

Additional Information: Full size decorative carving of a kingfisher on wooden base with a perch in his mouth.

$13,250.00

1310-150


Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], entire view 2

Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], entire view 3

Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], head view

Elmer Crowell, Male Kingfisher Poised on Rock, East Harwich, Massachusetts Full Size Decorative Mantel Carving, Crowell (Anthony Elmer), 1862-1952 Base Displays Stamp of Joseph French Collection. [J.B. FRENCH], base view



Folk Art, Carving, Songbird
Date/Period: 1880-1930


Folk Art, Carving, Songbird, entire view

Measurement: Height: 3.75"; length: 5.5"; width: 2"

Material: Carved wood, polychrome, wire legs

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Superbly carved, displays great detail and paint, open beak,
metal button eyes. Nice!

$495.00

928-132


Folk Art, Carving, Songbird, entire view 2

Folk Art, Carving, Songbird, entire view 3



Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy
Probably Long Island, New York
Date/Period: 1880-1900 - SOLD


Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view

Measurement: Height of bird: 12.5”, Height on stand: 25"

Material: Softwood body, hardwood “root head”

Condition: A neat working period “make-do” copper brace to side of neck at juncture of
the body; crack in the side of bird expertly filled and blended. Original paint.

Additional Information: A very good folk art sculpture, this specie, of this quality, age
and originality are scarcely encountered. …displays a wonderful surface.

Provenance: Kelter-Malce Antiques, New York, NY; “The Folk Art Collection of Peter
Brams”, New York; David Schorsch and Eileen Smiles, Woodbury, Connecticut.

SOLD

1002-345


Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view 2

Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view 3

Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view 4

Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view 5

Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, detail view



Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky
Anonymous
Date/Period: Circa 1900 - SOLD


Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view

Measurement: Height: 9"; length: 26"; width: 11"

Material: Pine, traces of original paint

Condition: Age fissure to base of neck where let-into the body, only traces of paint
remain.

Additional Information: At 26-inches long…a very folky bird.

SOLD

1414-2


Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 2

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 3

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 4

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 5

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 6

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, head view

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, bottom view



Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint
Date/Period: 1900-1920 - SOLD


Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 9.25"; length: 21.5"; width: 9.5"

Material: Pine, polychrome

Condition: Very good, some paint thinning consistent with age and use; one taxidermist
eye may be replaced, else fine.

Additional Information: Carved and painted Canada goose decoy with glass eyes
displaying good lines and surface. Trivial wood loss to front edge of lid above keyhole
now worn smooth displaying a rich patina…simply wear from use/handling. A knot is
absent at rear of lid.

SOLD

1335-25


Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 2

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 3

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 4

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 5

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 6

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, detail view

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, bottom view

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, bottom detail



Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century


Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 1

This outstanding rarity, a striking decoy having glass bead eyes was carved of white
pine and unidentified hardwoods; three-piece construction, body and head joined at
mid-neck for strength. The favorite delicacy of this species is crickets-hence the highly
animated, striking position. As descended, historic surface and original bill. Ex Bob
Thayer, AAAWT, to private collection. (Length: 10”)


Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 2

Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 3

Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 4

Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 5

$7,950.00

710-61




Vintage Canada Goose Working Decoy, Sheet Iron
Unknown Maker, Likely 1930ish


Vintage Canada Goose Working Decoy, Sheet Iron
Unknown Maker, Likely 1930ish, entire view 1

A must unusual, perhaps unique hollow body constructed of sheet iron, all seams are
welded tight for buoyancy; high points beads filed. The carved pine neck is sheathed in
sheet iron; head also formed of sheet iron. The surface appears to be original paint;
cheek patch in old sloppy hunters repaint. Sold with display stand.
(Height: 15"; length: 23"; width: 10.5")


Vintage Canada Goose Working Decoy, Sheet Iron
Unknown Maker, Likely 1930ish, entire view 2

Vintage Canada Goose Working Decoy, Sheet Iron
Unknown Maker, Likely 1930ish, entire view 3

Vintage Canada Goose Working Decoy, Sheet Iron
Unknown Maker, Likely 1930ish, bottom view

$2,250.00

745-156





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