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Carved and Painted Shore Bird......SOLD
Northeast America, ca. 19th century. Terrific character. Appears to be pine body and ash or chestnut bill in original taupe-colored paint. Extensive tool marks readily apparent. The impressive 5-inch long beak extends via a tenon through the head and out the back where it is wedged in place. Mounted in museum stand. Overall length of about 14 3/4 inches, height in stand to the top of the head about 11 inches. Provenance: Private folk art and antique collection; Colette Donovan. .
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