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AMERICAN FOLK SCULPTURE: Sensational Folk Art Carved and Painted Owl.....SALE PENDING
A choice example of American folk sculpture. Northeast, 19th century. All original. Very lifelike. Oozing with character. Skillfully hand-carved wood (probably pine), including the curved beak and “horns”. Dry polychrome paint decoration, the warmly colored underbelly particularly appealing. Note the carved and painted deep-set eyes. May have been mounted in a barn to scare off rodents and other birds. Significant scale at about 14 ½ inches tall to the top of the ears.; 6 1/2 inches deep from the base of the tail to the tip of the beak. Base is about 7 ½ wide. Provenance: Private Northeast collection. A standout within a historic or contemporary setting. High resolution photos available.
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