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  • 2022.02.01
1601Waterfowl of North America
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
Description:
Number 102 of 1000 book edition. Contains 42 plates. Published by Frame House Printing.
  • 2022.01.01
1600Chickadee Pair
  • Carving, Pair
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
One chickadee hanging upside down near top of branch above second chickadee perched on lower part of branch. Branch attached to carved oval wooden base. Underside of base inscribed "Chickadees by Wendell Gilley S.W. Harbor, Maine. No date visible.
1599Heron Patterns
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Woodworking Pattern
Description:
Various paper patterns drawn by Wendell Gilley for use in carving herons
1596Wendell Gilley Carving a Pheasant
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gillley seated at his workbench carving what appears to be a miniature pheasant. Pieces of driftwood are on table behind him
1592Wendell H. Gilley Painting a Cardinal
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley at his work table painting a carving of a cardinal, bookshelves in background
1590David and Nelson Rockefeller
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
David and Nelson Rockefeller holding the bald eagle David commissioned from Wendell Gilley as a gift for Nelson.
1594Wendell Gilley in his Workshop
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell uses a barber's chair he converted into a workbench to hold an eagle carving while he works on it.
  • 81.1.71
1079Yellowlegs
  • Carving, Decoy, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; working/decorative decoy - disassembles into four pieces: beak, head, body and leg/base - body hollow, hinged on bottom, closes on back with hasp, head and beak can be enclosed in body; glass eyes, painted detail, single dowel leg set in driftwood base. Signed "Gilley '69" on rear of base. Marked "Only two made, property of Addie Gilley" on underside of base. A copy of a decoy pattern, one of two ever made by W.H. Gilley. [show more]
  • 81.1.82
1089Wild Turkey
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/5 life size; mounted on driftwood base, standing erect on right foot, left foot raised; glass eyes, bristle "beard", metal legs and feet, painted and carved detail. Signed on base, underside of base dated 1974, marked "Addie, Wild Turkey."
  • 20.01.129
1463Canada Goose
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base beneath tail
  • 84.1.2
1289Yellowlegs
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood base, standing with right foot raised. Underside of base marked "Yellowlegs 1972"
1168Black Capped Chickadee, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Almost life size; two chickadees on driftwood, both standing upright, left chickadee has head down; both with glass eyes, metal legs and feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '58" on rear of base.
  • 91.01.09
1382Wood Duck
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Has black A.E. Crowell & Son label on underside of base
  • 91.01.01
1390Whimbrel
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Has stamp "A. E. Crowell, East Harwich" on underside of base.
  • 91.01.31
1402Black Duck
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Has black A.E. Crowell & Son label on underside of base.
  • 91.01.23
1386Barrow's Goldeneye, Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Has black A.E. Crowell & Son label on underside of base
  • 91.01.13
1407Redhead
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Has black A.E. Crowell & Son label on underside of base.
  • 81.1.51
1060Pintail, Pair
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, Miniatures
  • Birds
Description:
Miniatures; pair standing side by side, female to the right, male to the left on driftwood base; glass eyes, lead feet, painted feather detail. Signed "Gilley" and marked "Made for Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.2.2
1167Semipalmated Plover
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; bird on driftwood base; glass eyes, metal legs and feet, carved and painted detail. Stamped "W.H. Gilley, Southwest Harbor" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.34
1032American Goldeneye
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature male ; mounted on oblong smooth wood base, upright posture facing forward; glass eyes, metal legs and feet. Signed on side of base: "Gilley." Underside of base marked: "Addie Gilley, Am. Goldeneye."
  • 81.1.58
1257Yellowlegs
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Miniature adult; glass eyes, wire legs set into smooth round base with painted feet; body horizontal, head semi-erect, facing forward; underside of base marked/signed "Addie Gilley, by W. H. Gilley." Elmer Crowell copy
  • 20.01.002
1234Redhead drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "by W.H. Gilley" on bottom of base. Undated.
  • 81.1.48
1057Canvasback Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on grey mound base, hunched over, beak pointing to ground; painted eyes and feet, wire legs set into base. Marked "Copy of bird made by A.C. Crowell" and "Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 89.3.4
1501Roadrunner
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult male roadrunner in a typical "striding" position, head outstretched with slightly dropped wings. Minimal carved detail, more developed painted detail. Glass eyes, wire legs, metal feet. Mounted on oval pine base, gouge-carved and painted. Marked on underside of base in ballpoint pen: "Road Runner"; signed "Gilley" on lower edge of top of base. No date
  • 81.1.149
1143Long Billed Curlew
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood base, squatting, tail up, neck arched back; glass eyes, metal legs, carved, burned and painted detail, beak made from naturally curved piece of ash. Bird was originally made standing erect, then changed - two holes where old legs were placed behind present pair. Unsigned.