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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
1593Wendell H. Gilley
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley working on a wood carving. At his collar he is wearing a pin shaped like a duck.
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.
  • 20.01.129
1463Canada Goose
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base beneath tail
  • 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.
  • 81.1.58
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.
  • 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
  • 20.01.139
1473Great Hornbill
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Carved at the request of Addie Gilley, who was inspired by an illustration in a book about birds of the world. Signed "Gilley" on bottom of driftwood branch. Underside of base marked "Native of India, Sumatra, Indo China".
  • 20.01.127
1460Snowy Owl, Male
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Owl looking over left shoulder, glass eyes, wire toes. Signed "Gilley" on rear of driftwood base. Underside of base stamped Wendell H. Gilley.
  • 89.3.20
1503Spotted sandpiper
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult standing on weathered driftwood base, right leg retracted, neck slightly outstretched, head erect and looking ahead, bill curved slightly downward ; glass eyes, wire legs and metal feet. Signed on top of base near left foot: "Gilley" in felt tip pen ; also on underside, "Spotted Sandpiper by W.H. Gilley, 1979"
  • 20.01.017
1256Black Duck
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Bottom inscribed "Black Duck by W.H. Gilley. Made for Robert Kurtz." Dated 4/18/67.
  • 89.3.18
1448Semipalmated Plover
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult on small driftwood base ; body appears to be "bobbing" downward ; tail swept up, wing tips folded over ; glass eyes, wire legs and metal feet ; body covered overall with finely incised lines. Signed, dated and marked "Semipalmated Plover (Lifesize) by W.H. Gilley, 1975" on underside of base.
  • 81.7.1
1469Belted Kingfishers, Pair
  • Carving, Pair
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "Belted Kingfishers by Wendell Gilley 1977. Also stamped "W.H. Gilley"
  • 20.01.136
1470Pileated Woodpecker
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "Made especially for Francis W. Rawle" and signed "by W.H. Gilley".
  • 95.1.1
1504Yellow-shafted Flicker
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
One of sixty-one carvings exhibited in a major museum retrospective "Downeast Bird Carvings by Wendell Gilley" at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia in 1976/77. Adult male northern flicker in a feeding position on driftwood mount ; glass eyes, cast lead feet with curved talons "gripping" the curves of the driftwood ; signed "Gilley" in black ink on lower left of the upper surface of the mount ; additionally signed on the flat underside of the base in three separate areas: "Yellow-shafted Flicker" and "By W.H. Gilley 1969" and "Made especially for Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Hollander." [show more]
1586Common eider pair
  • Carving, Pair, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Male eider perched on carved rock facing female. Female faces forward on the carved wooden base. Underside marked Northern eiders by W.H. Gilley, S.W. Harbor, Maine. No date.
  • 20.01.020
1261Bald Eagle With Redhead Duck
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base. No date
  • 20.01.031
1272Mallard Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on left side of driftwood base; no date