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Neat Little Hand Carved Owl designed as a Wall Mount with Hook by an Unknow Maker Undoubtedly from the Adirondack Region of Upstate New York, circa 1920s – 1940s. For display purposes, a piece of cork has been wedged in the Opening in the back and a Small Stand inserted. The Owl is Carved with considerable Detail, Glass Eyes, Wings Partially Open, Feet Standing on a Tree Limb with the Tail Coming Down Behind, and carved Ears which are actually Molded to the Head. The Owl displays Good Age, and Remains All Original with Only Very Minor Wear. Measurements: 3 ½” wide, 6” high (8 ½” including the stand), 2” in depth. A Terrific Example of American Folk Art.

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Price $295 plus shipping 


Miniature Cock Pheasant by George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey. Strunk is considered one of Quality Carvers from New Jersey and has received considerable attention from the Decoy Community and the Media. Much of his Larger Works are done on a Consignment basis and his Miniatures are increasingly in demand. This Cock Pheasant is a Prime Example of Strunk’s Ability to take a Miniature Carving and Add Elaborate Elements of Line and Paint Detail. The Chipped Carved Base is Undoubted Influenced by Early Elmer Crowell Miniatures and Enhance the Presentation of the Bird. Measurements: 6” in length, 1 ¾” in width (base just slightly larger), and 3 ½” in height. (Please note that the dark area on the breast in the last photo is caused by a shadow.) A Fine Addition for a Miniature Collector or an Accent to an Antique Box.

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Price $325 plus shipping


Miniature “Lothrop Holmes” Style Split Tail Golden Plover Shorebird Decoy by Frank J. Adamo, Pocasset, Massachusetts, circa Late 20th Century. Frank is one of the Finer Carver/Artist on the Cape who is no longer carving but continues his Exceptional Wildlife Art. This Miniature Plover display Original Paint with an “Aged” Finish. It also has Tiny Glass Eyes. It is Signed on the Bottom of the Base: “Lothrop Holmes / Golden Plover / F J Adamo”. Measurements: 5 ½” in length, 1 ¾” in width, and 5 1/8” in height, including the stand. A Neat Little Plover for a Miniature Collection.

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Price $225 plus shipping


Wonderful Miniature Sleeping Black Duck Decoy by Steve Weaver, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, circa 2005. Weaver is an Exceptional Carver of Miniature Birds and Decoys, along with Some Full-Sized Decoys and Bird Paintings. This particular carving is “Inspired” by the work of Shang Wheeler (an early Connecticut carver) and Praised by Steve’s friend Keith Mueller (a Very Well-Known Connecticut Carver and Artist). The Little 4” Miniature is Delicately Carved and Subtly Painted, reflecting the Close Attention Steve gives to his work. The Photographs presented are slightly enhanced to provide some view of the quality of his work, but the decoy is much more subtle in its presentation when held in hand or on display. On the Bottom Steve has written: “Shang Wheeler inspired Black Duck” and Signed: Steven A. Weaver / Cape Cod / SAW.” The Miniature is in Mint Condition and Purchased directly from Steve for my collection some years back.

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Price $625 plus shipping


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