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  • 81.1.135
1183Herring Gulls
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
3 miniature adults on driftwood base ; far left gull taking flight on toes, wings raised, beak agape; middle gull standing, wing partially raised, partially folded; right side gull standing, wings folded ; all with painted details, metal feet ; signed on side of base: "Gilley",
  • 20.01.032
1273Laughing Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley, '59" on driftwood base. Hook for hanging on back.
  • 20.01.029
1270American Goldeneye Relief
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Carved and painted American goldeneye against painted winter scene on board. Marked "Made about 1935 Wendell Gilley" on back. Signed "Gilley on bottom front.
  • 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."
  • 20.01.031
1272Mallard Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on left side of driftwood base; no date
  • 20.01.030
1271Jumping Fish Relief
  • Carving
  • Carvings
Description:
Carved and painted fish jumping out of water painted on board. Hook for hanging on top edge. Unsigned. No date.
  • 20-01-025
1266Bull Moose
  • Carving
  • Carvings
Description:
Hanger on back. Unsigned, not dated
  • 20.01.028
1269Squirrel Ash Tray Holder
  • Carving
  • Carvings
Description:
Carved squirrel sitting on branch and holding a nut in its paws. Not dated. Signed "Gilley" on back of base
  • 20.01.026
1267Green Winged Teal
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Relief of bird in flight; carved and painted detail; unsigned; not dated.
  • 20.01.024
1265Black Capped Chickadee, Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Base covered with moss
  • 20.01.023
1264Black Capped Chickadee, Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley"; no date
  • 20.01.022
1263Black Capped Chickadee
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on base. No date
  • 20.01.021
1262Mallard, Female
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Female preening on burl base. Signed "Gilley" on right front of base. Stamped "Gilley" on underside of base. No date
  • 81.1.17
1014Barn Owl
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
1/5 life size; on natural wooden base, hunched over as if watching for prey, toes positioned, 3 point back instead of natural 2:2; glass eyes, painted and carved detail. Signed: "Gilley '76" on right of base. Underside marked "Barn Owl by W.H. Gilley, Addie Gilley 1976."
  • 20.01.020
1261Bald Eagle With Redhead Duck
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base. No date
  • 20.01.019
1260Common Tern, Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Bottom of driftwood base marked "Made for Hilda + Hulda Bragdon, Xmas 1971." Signed "Gilley" on right front of base.
  • 20.01.018
1259Canvaseback
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on front of driftwood base. Artist's stamp on bottom of base.
1258Mallard Drake
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Marked "Model made by Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. Carved on a carving machine. Assembled + painted by Wendell Gilley." Has round label "1M" on bottom.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 81.1.43
1052Screech Owl (red phase)
  • Carving, 1/2 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/2 life size; perched on driftwood base, upright posture, head turned left, ear-tufts semi-erect, front toes exposed; glass eyes, painted plumage. Signed "Gilley" on lower left side of base. Marked "Screech Owl by W.H. Gilley, 1969, Addie Gilley" on underside of base. Made for Rob Kurtz - traded for gray
  • 20.01.016
1255Vesper Sparrow
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base. No date
  • 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.
  • 20.01.015
1254Polar Bear Diorama
  • Carving
  • Carvings
Description:
Stamped Wendell H. Gilley on underside. No date
  • 20.01.014
1253Goldfinch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Carroll Drug Store sticker affixed to green felt on underside of base. "7" written in ink on sticker.
  • 20.01.013
1252Goldfinch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked: "Foss from Addie #4" ; no date
  • 20.01.012
1251Goldfinch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "Goldfinch by W.H. Gilley to Jeff Morrill" ; dated 1977.
  • 20.01.011
1250Goldfinch pair
  • Carving
  • 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.
  • 20.01.010
1249Goldfinch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "Wedding gift to Joe + Anne Bragdon from Wendell H. Gilley + Addie" ; dated Oct, 4, 1981.
  • 81.1.139
1135Rudy Turnstone, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; male and female on oblong, sand covered wooden base with two attached driftwood pieces, male standing on burned driftwood, head turned over left shoulder, facing front of composition, female on lower right, attached to oblong base, head to ground, tail up; both have glass eyes, metal legs, carved, burned and painted detail. Unsigned. Marked "Property of Addie Gilley, Ruddy Turnstone, 1975" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.142
1185Scaled or Blue Quail, Hen
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Hen standing on slice of driftwood, right foot forward, facing downward, crest erect, glass eyes, painted, carved, burned detail, metal legs and feet, signed on base, "Gilley '73," underside of base stamped "Wendell Gilley, Southwest Harbor, Maine, 04679, 'Scaled or Blue Quail (Hen)'."
  • 20.01.009
1248Great Gray Owl Plaque
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed on back "by Wendell Gilley". No date
  • 20.01.008
1247Saw-whet Owl
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" and dated '71 on underside of base. Appears to have been dated '72 originally and changed to '71
  • 20.01.007
1246Spotted sandpiper
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on bottom of driftwood base
  • 20.01.006
1245Herring Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Gull detaches from driftwood base. No date; unsigned
  • 20.01.005
1244Black-backed Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Swimming; made of balsa wood. Signed "W. Gilley" on bottom. No. date
  • 20.01.004
1243Black-backed Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on base. No date
  • 20.01.002
1234Redhead drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "by W.H. Gilley" on bottom of base. Undated.
  • 20.01.003
1235Mallard Drake Box
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Marked "Made for Hilda and Hulda Bragdon" on bottom of box. Signed "Made by Wendell Gilley" and dated.
1236Downeast Bird Carvings Exhibit Catalog
  • Publication, Catalog
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Catalog of an exhibition of Wendell Gilley's bird carvings held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia from October 29, 1976 through January 9, 1977
1213Letter From Byron Cheever to Wendell H. Gilley
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Other, Literature
Description:
Photocopy of the original from Bryan Cheever listing questions he had regarding publishing Gilley's book. Gilley's answers as dictated to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. are in pencil after each question.
1216Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Places, Island
Description:
Letter describing O'Brien's sailing trip around Buckle Island, Swans Island and others and the eiders and ospreys he saw. This letter also mentions Gilley's idea for a museum.
1215Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Object, Woodworking, Woodworking Vise
  • People
Description:
This letter thanks Gilley for sending a vise. O'Brien also encloses correspondence with Byron Cheever about publishing Gilley's book.
1205Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
Description:
This letter acknowledges receipt of a letter and chisel from Gilley, and discusses various carvings including a spotted sandpiper on a mussel shell and two pairs of quail
1218Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Other Object, Decoys
Description:
Letter describing the making of 36 duck decoys.. O'brien also mentions picking up a finished woodcock from Gilley.
1219Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Other Object, Decoys
Description:
O'Brien acknowledges receipt of a spotted sandpiper carving from Gilley and discusses a handle Gillely designed for an X-Acto blade as well as decoy designs.
1220Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Thank you letter for a gift of a carved pair of ruffed grouse
1221Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Other, Literature
Description:
Letter discusses publishing Gilley's book in a limited edition as well as including a photograph of Gilley with an osprey as an insert. It also mentions a carving of an owl and another of a bobwhite quail on a hatchet.
1206Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Other, Literature
Description:
This letter discusses correspondence between Wendell Gilley and Byron Cheever, author and magazine publisher, about Gilley's book. The author of the letter makes suggestions about paper and cover art and discusses copyright.
1207Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • Other, Literature
Description:
Letter discusses sending text, artwork, and photos for the book, Art of Bird Carving, to Byron Cheever. Flying goose, bob-white and blue quail carvings are also mentioned.
1212Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Note from O'Brien included with a copy of a letter from Byron Cheever. O'Brien mentions having been asked by Peggy Rockefeller if Gilley would sell her a flock of geese.
1209Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Byron Cheever
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Other, Literature
Description:
Contains instructions for making changes to Gilley's book The Art of Bird Carving for a new edition.
1214Letter to Byron Cheever from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Object, Woodworking, Woodworking Vise
  • Other, Literature
  • People
Description:
This letter praises Wendell Gilley's inventiveness, his carving and his book . O'Brien refers to a vise for holding decoys and carvings for painting that Wendell includes in the book.
1208Letter to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. from Byron Cheever
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Other, Literature
Description:
Letter acknowledges receipt of a copy of O'Brien's letter to Wendell H. Gilley. Cheever promises to work on the material for Gilley's book but says hes is in the process of getting the summer issue of North American Decoys ready for the printer.
1211Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Byron Cheever
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • Other, Literature
  • People
Description:
Cheever writes that he has received the materials for Gilley's book and that he read the new chapter on decoys and thought it was well done. He also talks about meeting carver Harold Haertel in Chicago at a meeting of decoy collectors.
  • 81.1.101
1184Mallard Drake Box
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
2 pieces. Miniature swimming adult with carved and painted detail attached to lid of varnished pine box. Underside of box marked "Made by W.H. Gilley, Southwest Harbor, Maine". Lid has screw head visible in center of underside.
  • 81.1.130
1193Surf Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; smooth finish, head has painted beak, white on top of head and nape, eyes carved in and painted ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley." [show more]
  • 81.1.115
1120White-winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; swimming, flat bottom adult, neck partially down, turned left; glass eyes, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on underside of tail. Textured surface.
  • 81.1.128a
1190White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; smooth finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.128
1191White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.125
1187White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail, textured finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.126
1188White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; smooth finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.132
1195White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; smooth finish, black body, white wing patches, white patch by eye; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.127
1189White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail, smooth finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.104
1109White-winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life-size; Swimming, flat bottomed adult, head erect, facing inward; Glass eyed, smooth surface with some carved and painted decorative detail, several piece hollow construction. Signed and dated "W. Gilley, 1968" on underside.
  • 81.1.129
1192White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley." Smooth finish.
  • 81.1.131
1194White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley." Smooth finish, all black body, head black, eye brown, black pupil, beak yellow/orange/blue-grey. [show more]
  • 81.1.98
1104Upland Plover
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on driftwood base, standing erect, right leg raised, head turned left; glass eyes, metal legs, carved, burned and painted detail. Marked, dated and signed "for Addie Gilley, Upland Plover by W.H. Giley, 1974" on underside of base. Also called upland sandpiper Companion piece no. 81.1.97
  • 81.1.97
1008Upland Plover
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on driftwood base, standing erect, left leg raised, head turned right; glass eyes, metal legs, burnt, carved and painted detail. Signed “Addie Gilley, Upland Plover, 1974, W.H Gilley” on underside of base. Small cracks at juncture of legs and body. Also called upland sandpiper. Companion piece no. 81.1.98.
  • 81.1.91
1098Screech Owl
  • Carving, 3/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
3/4 Life size; perched on driftwood piece attached to carved wooden base, head turned right, two toes of left foot exposed, three toes of right foot exposed, ear tufts laid back; glass eyes, metal toe nails, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '75" on left of base, marked "Screech Owl 3/4 life size, 1975, by W.H. Gilley, prepared for Addie Gilley" on underside of base. Gray phase. Screw head visible on underside of base. [show more]
  • 81.1.69
1077Woodcock
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult nestled on natural wood base, head pulled down, beak pointing downward, toes protruding; glass eyes, wire toes, painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on base. Marked and dated "Woodcock, 1971, Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.24
1021Bluebird
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; perched on twig, mounted on carved wooden oblong base, downward stand; glass eyes, black paint worn off on head, back, and sides. Signed: "Gilley '76" on right side of base. Underside numbered "5."
  • 81.1.27
1025Bluebird
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; horizontal stand, perched with one foot in crotch of twig, one up on branch, twig mounted in oblong mound, carved wooden base. Signed "Gilley '76" on lower right of base, underside marked: "Bluebird by Wendell Gilley, 1976, 7."
  • 81.1.26a
1024Bluebird
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size, slightly oversized; perched on twig, mounted on carved oblong wooden base, horizontal stand, facing forward; glass eyes. Signed: "Gilley, '76" on right side of base, number 4 of 16. Underside marked "4 Addie Gilley."
  • 81.1.26
1023Bluebird
  • Carving
  • Birds
Description:
Life size bird on twig, mounted on pear-shaped carved wooden base; semi-upright / horizontal stand; glass eyes, "observant look." Signed on base: "Gilley, '76." Underside marked: "Addie Gilley, 1976, 10."
  • 81.1.41
1050Spoonbill
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; standing in upright-horizontal forward posture, beak pointing downward on curled driftwood base; carved and painted eyes, wire legs, painted plumage. Signed "Gilley" on right side of base, marked and dated "Addie Gilley, Feb 20 1968" on underside of base.
  • 81.3.11
1178Osprey
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; well mounted on right side of driftwood piece, head down and turned slightly left, wings raised, tail spread; glass eyes, lead feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on lower left of driftwood. Has loop for hanging.
  • 81.1.159
1153Eagle Plaque
  • Carving
  • Birds
Description:
Decorative eagle, head turned right, wings spread, talons clutching branch; unpainted, fitted for wall hanging. Signed "W.H. Gilley" on back. Marked "made especially for Addie B. Gilley."
  • 81.1.145
1139Greater Yellowlegs
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood base, standing with right foot forward, head turned slightly to left; glass eyes, metal legs, carved and painted details. Stamped "Gilley" on body between legs. Signed "Gilley" on base, marked "Yellowlegs by W.H. Gilley, made for Addie Gilley, Aug 1972" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.150
1144Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
3/4 to life size; adult male standing, head turned slightly to left on burl base, tail raised; painted eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed and marked "Ring-necked Pheasant for Addie Gilley by W.H. Gilley, 1976" on underside of base .
  • 81.1.111
1116Black Duck
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; adult on driftwood base, head turned over left shoulder, preening left wing; glass eyes, metal legs, carved and painted detail. Underside of base marked "Addie Gilley" faded stamp: Wendell H. Gilley, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679."
  • 81.1.86
1093Blue-winged Teal, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; drake mounted on burned driftwood base, head turned left, beak down; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '74" on left side of base, marked "Blue-winged Teal by W.G. Gilley, 1974, made for Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.80
1182Mallard Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature swimming drake, muted colors, painted details, glass eyes, small lead loop, bent, near tail feathers. Underside signed, marked, dated ; "Gilley, Addie Gilley, 1940."
  • 80.1.79
1087American Goldeneye, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; swimming drake, head turned slightly right; painted detail. Signed and dated "Gilley '72" on underside.
  • 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.
  • 80.1.16
1013Eider Duck, Female
  • Carving, Mobil, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; flying, wire screwed into body for hanging; glass eyes, painted feet and plumage, carved feather detail in wings. Signed "Giley," under left wing; marked "Addie Gilley."
  • 80.1.14
1011King Eider, Male
  • Carving, Mobil, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; flying carving, wire screwed into body for hanging; glass eyes, painted details of plumage and feet, some carved feather detail in wings; incorrect beak detail; artist copied from painting w/o front perspective. Signed: "Gilley" on white upper flank patch; "Addie Gilley" marked on underside of breast. Companion pieces: 81.1.15, 81.1.16.
  • 80.1.13
1001Black Duck
  • Carving
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature flying black duck; upper wing wired for hanging; no legs, marked underside of right wing: “Addie Gilley,” underside of left wing: “Black duck, Gilley.” Carved and painted detail of plumage; partially faded; hole where lower wing joins body. Early 10 birds.
  • 80.1.10
1045Wilson's Plover
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; mounted on driftwood, upright posture, right leg slightly lifted; glass eyes, carved feet, painted adult plumage. Signed and dated "1965, Wilson Plover by W.H. Gilley." Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.9
1044Canada Goose
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on driftwood base, standing up, neck drawn back, head turned slightly to left; carved feet, painted adult plumage details. Signed and dated "Gilley '72" on lower right side. Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside.
  • 80.1.6
1041Mallard Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; standing, head turned right, mounted on grey mound base; glass eyes, painted plumage, carved feet, carved detail of tail and feathers. Signed "Gilley, 1960," marked "Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.5
1040Atlantic Puffin
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on carved, black mound base; glass eyes, painted plumage and feet. Marked "Addie Gilley, Puffin by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.4
1039Turkey, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; standing, face forward, legs set into carved, grey mound base; glass eyes, paint brush bristle "beard"; wattle detail carved in; painted plumage and feet. Marked "Addie Gilley, Turkey by W.H Gilley" on underside of base.
1232Wendell H. Gilley holding Official Seal of the State of Maine, 1955
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley holding the carving of the Maine state seal he carved for the Northeast Harbor Public Library
1230Wendell H. Gilley Holding Owl Carving
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley outdoors holding small carving of an owl perched on a driftwood branch
1229Wendell H. Gilley Carving a Grouse
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley in his workshop carving, tools hanging on wall next to him
1228Wendell H. Gilley, September 1974
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley next to a shelf holding carving of Canada geese
1227Wendell H. Gilley Holding Eagle Carving and Miniature Mallard, Summer 1971
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley standing in front of garage holding two carvings, an eagle and his first carving, a mallard made in 1930. On back of photo: "Wendell, Gilley, summer 1971, taken by Diane L. Kelly, his 1st & present bird in progress."
1226Wendell H. Gilley with Eagle, November 1970
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley standing next to unfinished half life size carved eagle
1223Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop - Oct. 1971
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley at work on a carving in his workshop.