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  • 91.01.20
1399Red-breasted Merganser, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Has black A.E. Crowell & Son label on underside of base. Label marked "Shelldrake"
  • 91.01.21
1398Red-breasted Merganser, Female
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Has black A.E. Crowell & Son label on underside of base. Label marked "Fe. Shelldrake"
  • 21.01.03
1524Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Slightly larger than miniature; male ; signed and dated "Gilley '57" on front top corner of driftwood base
  • 20.01.027
1268Flying Mallard Relief
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Painted board with miniature flying mallard attached. Inscribed on back "Given to J.E. Brown by Wendelll Gilley circ. 1936"; "Presented to the Gilley Museum July 1984."
  • 20.01.087
1332Black Duck, Pair
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Flat bottom, swimming, appear to have been once attached to something, no signature or date
  • 81.3.5
1172Common Loon
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; adult standing on driftwood base, neck bent, head turned left; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Signed on right of base. Partial felt bottom.
1538Mallard Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Male mallard mounted on driftwood attached to smooth painted wooden base ; signed "Gilley" in light grey on front of base; no visible date
  • 81.3.3
1170Cormorant
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; adult standing on driftwood base, head turned over right shoulder; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '60" on base.
  • 2012.01.01
1325Northern Cardinal
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on underside of base ; no date
  • 81.1.49
1058Pintail Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on driftwood, upright posture, preening breast - only one in this position in this size; glass eyes, molded feet, aluminium wing tips and tail. Signed "Gilley" on right of base, marked "Addie Gilley on underside of base. Carved out of pine-head separate piece
  • 81.1.55
1063Bald Eagle
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; perched on driftwood "stump," attached to flat driftwood base, erect posture, facing forward; glass eyes, metal feet, adult plumage. Signed and dated "Gilley '73" on right side of base. Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside of base. One of only three miniature eagles.
  • 2007.01.01
1302Common Loon
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on right side of base ; circa 1950's
  • 96.2.13
1235Mallard Drake Box
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Six-board pine box, lap-joined and nailed, with clear acrylic finish ; rounded-edge lift cover, carved underneath to set in box cavity. Five-inch long mallard is screw-mounted lengthwise in the center of cover ; has two curled lead-strip tail-curls, glass eyes. Marked "Made for Hilda and Hulda Bragdon" on underside of box. Signed "Made by Wendell Gilley" and dated 1950 (in a circle).
  • 96.2.10
1287Great Blue Heron
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Figure permanently mounted on round footed base, intended to be covered with a glass dome. Top of base is a 3/4 inch diameter inner-ground of fine sand. Heron has cast lead legs and feet, lead-strip crest feathers, glass eyes. Signed "Gilley" on side of driftwood "stump" below left side of bird ; no date.
  • 96.2.4, 96.2.5
1250Goldfinch pair
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
One marked "Made for Hilda Bragdon by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base. The other marked "Made for Hulda Bragdon by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base. Both dated 1970.
  • 94.1.1
1316Little Blue Herons
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Juvenile standing with wings raised on branch, adult standing on base ; signed "Gilley" on right rear corner of base ; no date
  • 81.2.1
1166Yellowlegs
  • 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," marked "Yellow legs" on underside of base.
  • 89.3.2
1288Herring Gull on Red Buoy
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Gull in adult plumage, head erect and straight ahead, wing tips balanced high over tail, feet braced on a navigational buoy called a red nun. Glass eyes, wire legs and metal feet. Buoy painted with white Arabic numeral "4". Carved oval pine base, gouge-carved and painted to resemble sea water. No date visible.
  • 89.4.2
1334Herring Gull
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Herring gull in adult plumage, standing at ease on wire legs, feet painted onto the base. Signed "by W. H. Gilley" on underside of base
  • 89.4.1
1294Herring Gull
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Herring gull in adult plumage, taking off from a smooth burl driftwood base ; carved with minimum of detail; outside wing edges notched to suggest feathers; painted eyes, bill, legs and feet. W.H.G. marked on underside of base ; no date on piece but probably from the 1940s
  • 81.6.1
1243Black-backed Gull
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on base. No date
  • 81.3.9
1462Snowy Egret
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Miniature adult on driftwood base stands erect, neck [?] back, head up, glass eyes, metal legs, feet, and crest feathers, painted details. Signed on lower right of base "Gilley."
  • 81.3.2
1169Ruffed Grouse
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; adult male perched on yellow birch base, head erect, tail spread; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on lower left of base.
  • 81.3.4
1171Belted Kingfisher
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; adult male on driftwood base attached to oblong carved wooden base; glass eyes, metal feet. Signed "Gilley" on lower left of driftwood. Underside of base felt lined.
  • 81.3.12
1179Osprey
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; adult well-mounted on driftwood base, similar to piece no. 81.3.11, perched on right side spur, head down and turned slightly left, wings raised, tail spread; glass eyes, metal feet. Has loop for hanging. Can be removed from base. Signed on lower left of driftwood.