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Folk Art Carved and Painted Bird Figure

Auction:
2431
Lot:
747
Sold for:
$3,851$3,250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Folk Art Carved and Painted Bird Figure, attributed to Bernier, Saco-Biddeford, Maine, c. 1900, the figure with incised delineated feathers, wire legs on carved perch with integral carved feet, (imperfections), ht. 9 1/4 in.

Literature: American Folk Sculpture, by Robert Bishop, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, pp. 173 and 284. According to Robert Bishop, "Bernier was a lumberman who took up wood carving after he was injured in an accident. Only a few pieces of his are known."

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Small unobtrusive losses on underside of bill and tail, the perch and feet are original, the carved base below has been replaced some time ago.

Keywords

Robert Bishop, Maine, Saco-Biddeford, E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., York County, Maine

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