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  • Northwest Coast Shaman's Oracle

    Lot: 1287
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    Northwest Coast Shaman's Oracle, 19th century, carved whale tooth depicting a clan chief, wearing a traditional hat, with smaller figure, with two "killer" whales on either side, with wood base, ht. ...

  • Large Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole

    Lot: 1228
    Sold for: $2,460$2,000

    Large Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, attributed to Northwest Coast carver Joe Capilano (1850-1910), with animal and avian totems, the wings attached separately, ht. 115 in. Provenance: ...

  • Large Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole

    Lot: 299
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    Large Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, attributed to Northwest Coast carver Joe Capilano (1850-1910), with animal and avian totems, the wings attached separately, ht. 115 in. Provenance: ...

  • Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Katsina Doll

    Lot: 317
    Sold for: $3,075$2,500

    Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Katsina Doll, together with a matted watercolor portrait of the "Hopi Chief at old Oraibi" by Grosselfinger, the chief gave Grosselfinger the katsina doll in 1955 when ...

  • Indian Chief's Head Sculpture

    Lot: 1056
    Sold for: $523$425

    Indian Chief's Head Sculpture Wood, paint 20th century Carved and polychrome painted with backswept headdress, raised on a black plinth, ht. 13, lg. 16 in. ...

  • Solomon Islands Carved Wood Chief's Staff

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $1,353$1,100

    Solomon Islands Carved Wood Chief's Staff, Melanesian Mission, with seated human finial and shell inlay, (some missing), lg. 37 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Large Kongo Carved Wood Nail Power Figure

    Lot: 65
    Sold for: $255,000$210,000

    Large Kongo Carved Wood Nail Power Figure, c. second half 19th century, standing on a square base with one arm raised to hold a spear, the other with hand to the side, a magical bundle with glass ...

  • Penobscot Carved Wood Root Club

    Lot: 228
    Sold for: $738$600

    Penobscot Carved Wood Root Club, c. early 20th century, with elaborate incised designs on the handle and polychrome "chief's" head at the root end, lg. 30 in. ...

  • Pair of Zuni Beaded Dolls

    Lot: 262
    Sold for: $400$325

    Pair of Zuni Beaded Dolls, c. 1920s, a maiden wearing traditional clothes with pictorial apron, the chief with war bonnet and carved wood drum and drumstick, with part carved wood and part cloth ...

  • Carved Applewood and 14kt Gold Jewelry Suite

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $30,750$25,000

    Carved Applewood and 14kt Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865, comprised of a brooch and a pair of earrings depicting acorns and oak leaves with black enamel ...

  • Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Chief's Staff

    Lot: 36
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    Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Chief's Staff, hardwood, with six relief-carved stylized human figures, lg. 41 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection. ...

  • Maori Carved Wood "Chief's" Staff or Walking Stick

    Lot: 89
    Sold for: $1,968$1,600

    Maori Carved Wood "Chief's" Staff or Walking Stick, the shaft decorated with fine curvilinear designs and two relief carved T.K. figures with inlaid shell eyes, lg. 35 in. Provenance: Leo and ...

  • Penobscot Carved Wood Root Club

    Lot: 184
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    Penobscot Carved Wood Root Club, c. early 20th century, with elaborate incised designs on the handle and polychrome "chief's" head at the root end, lg. 30 in. ...

  • Yup'ik Carved and Painted Wood Mask

    Lot: 266
    Sold for: $31,200$26,000

    Yup'ik Carved and Painted Wood Mask, c. late 19th century, a bird head, possibly a puffin, on top of a circular human-like face with pierced eyes and nostrils, the downturned mouth with slightly ...

  • Maori Carved Wood Chief's Staff

    Lot: 118
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    Maori Carved Wood Chief's Staff, Taiaha, 19th century, the long shaft with janus head finial, the stylized protruding tongue with finely carved scroll design, dark patina, custom stand, lg. 63 ...

  • Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole

    Lot: 370
    Sold for: $6,518$5,500

    Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, c. early 20th century, attributed to Sam Williams, NuChalnulth, by Robin Wright, hollow back, figures include a raven, a shaman eating a frog, and ...

  • Great Lakes Carved Wood Gunstock Club

    Lot: 372
    Sold for: $1,422$1,200

    Great Lakes Carved Wood Gunstock Club, c. second half 19th century, with subtle central ridge, lead inlaid metal spear point, written in two spots: Chief of Red Lake, (traces of red pigment ...

  • Two Carved Walking Sticks

    Lot: 565
    Sold for: $1,422$1,200

    Two Carved Walking Sticks, 19th century, one with a carved ivory knop with relief-carved braid and centered with a gold disk engraved with the names "Prentiss M. Rugg" and "Arthur P. Rugg," ...

  • Pair of African Carved Wood Roosters

    Lot: 117
    Sold for: $1,481$1,250

    Pair of African Carved Wood Roosters, Benin, both stylized carvings on round bases with geometric decoration, both have brass tack eyes, (insect damage, cracks), ht. to 19 in. Provenance: ...

  • African Carved Wood Kola Nut Bowl

    Lot: 82
    Sold for: $705$600

    African Carved Wood Kola Nut Bowl, Benin, Nigeria, the lidded form carved to represent a stylized antelope head, with incised detail, (wood loss), lg. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Purportedly belonged ...

  • Northeast Polychrome Carved Wood Club

    Lot: 256
    Sold for: $235$200

    Northeast Polychrome Carved Wood Club, Penobscot, c. first half 20th century, with relief-carved moose and owl on the handle and feather bonnet clad chief's head at the business end, lg. 31 1/2 in. ...

  • Southeast Carved Wood Mask

    Lot: 171
    Sold for: $4,113$3,500

    Southeast Carved Wood Mask, Cherokee, 20th century, attributed to Will West Long, chief collaborator with ethnographer Frank G. Speck, hollowed, tapered form with pierced mouth, nostrils, and eyes, ...

  • Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Mask

    Lot: 234
    Sold for: $17,625$15,000

    Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Mask, Nootka, c. late 19th century, large cedar form with articulated lower jaw, eyes, and lattice crown, with bold features and painted overall using ...

  • Woodlands Carved Wood Spoon

    Lot: 217
    Sold for: $411$350

    Woodlands Carved Wood Spoon, c. late 19th century, wide shallow bowl with tapered handle terminating in the shape of a bird head, old tag reads: "this old wood spoon was used by the early day ...

  • African Carved Wood Mask, Doll, Ibo Head and a Chiefs Knife and Case.

    Lot: 973
    Sold for: $294$250

    African Carved Wood Mask, Doll, Ibo Head and a Chief's Knife and ...

  • African Carved Wood Chiefs Staff

    Lot: 18
    Sold for: $316$275

    African Carved Wood Chief's Staff, Baule, chip-carved with lobbed finial, three faces and elaborate geometric devices, the long animal hair drop with cloth wrapped handle, lg. of wood handle 14 ...

  • Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole

    Lot: 240
    Sold for: $5,750$5,000

    Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, southeastern Alaska, c. early 20th century, of hollowed form, the figures include a raven, a shaman eating a frog, the bottom, a tribal chief ...