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1204Letter to Nina Gormley from Lucretia W. Evans
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Other, Literature
Description:
This letter expresses Lucretia Evans' intention to donate her copy of Wendell Gilley's book Bird Carving, a Guide to a Fascinating Hobby, which she believed might be a first edition.
  • 81.1.119
1124Cardinal, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult male and female on driftwood attached to oblong carved wooden base, male on branch above female, perched, tilted downward, tail raised, female on lower part of branch, body horizontal, head cocked right. Signed "Gilley" on lower left of base front. Marked "Property of Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.161
1155Bob White
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Almost life size; three flying adults attached by wires from male's (center bird) feet to driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base; base has metal grass, two additional pieces of driftwood, touches of green paint. Birds attached to each other with wire, upper female attached to male by hole beneath tail, lower female attached to male by wire from left wing, all birds with glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on side of driftwood stump. Marked "Bob White by W.H. Gilley, 1974" on underside of base. [show more]
  • 81.1.143
1138Bob White Quail, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult male and female , male perched on carved ax set in stump, female perched on stump; glass eyes, metal feet, realistic carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '72" on top back of ax handle.
  • 81.1.144
1186Sparrowhawk or Kestrel
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size adult male on driftwood piece mounted on oblong carved wooden base ; head turned over left shoulder, glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail, signed, dated on base "Gilley '77." Underside of base marked "Sparrow Hawk or Kestrel, Made for Addie Gilley, Wendell Gilley, 1977." Yellow paint on glass eyes, two screw heads visible on underside of base.
  • 81.1.157
1151Woodcock
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult, crouched, no base; glass eyes, metal feet, mainly painted detail. Stamped "W.H. Gilley" on underside between feet.
  • 81.1.68
1076Woodcock
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood base, semi upright, beak pointed downward; glass eyes, painted detail, wire legs and feet. Unsigned, undated.
  • 81.1.114
1119Green-winged Teal
  • Carving, Decoy, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. life size; swimming adult, flat bottom, neck erect, head turned slightly left; glass eyes; burned and painted detail. Unsigned.
  • 81.1.156
1150Woodcock
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult standing upright on driftwood base, beak down; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on base. Marked "Woodcock, Gilley" on underside.
  • 81.1.146
1140Atlantic Puffin
  • Carving, Pair, 3/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 3/4 life size; pair on driftwood base, bird on left standing erect, head turned to right and raised, looking upward, bird on right squatting, neck down, facing forward; both with glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '72" on base.
  • 81.1.89
1096Atlantic Puffin
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on wood covered with sand simulating rock, erect posture, head turned slightly right; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Marked, dated and signed "Property of Addie Gilley, Xmas 1977, made by Wendell Gilley, 1977" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.171
1180Man
  • Carving, Miniature
  • People
Description:
Miniature; carved figure of bearded man with blue plaid scarf, white shirt, brown coat and trousers, wearing sou'wester; carved and painted detail, attached to square bottom base. Marked "by W.H. Gilley" on underside.
  • 81.1.118
1123Belted Kingfisher, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood attached to carved oblong base, perched upright, head turned slightly left; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Marked, dated, signed "Kingfisher, made for Addie Gilley, 1973, by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.122
1127Brown Pelican
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; adult on shaped wooden "pier" attached to circular, flat wooden base, standing, facing forward, head and beak vertical; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "by Wendell Gilley," marked "Addie Gilley, Xmas 1975" on underside of base. Companion piece no. 81.1.21.
  • 81.1.121
1126Brown Pelican
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; adult on shaped wooden "pier" attached to round, flat wooden base, standing, head raised, two fish hanging out of bill; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on front of base, stamped "Wendell H. Gilley, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679" on underside of base. Marked "Addie Gilley, xmas 1975."
  • 81.1.117
1122Brown Pelican
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/5 life size; adult on driftwood stump attached to carved oblong base, standing on toes, wings raised over head, head turned slightly to right; glass eyes, carved, burned and painted detail. Unsigned.
  • 81.1.152
1146Golden Eagle
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; adult standing erect on driftwood base attached to oblong carved wooden base, head up, turned to right, beak open, tongue out; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on base. Marked " Golden Eagle made for Addie Gilley by Wendell Gilley 1980" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.77
1085Bob-white Quail, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; pair mounted on driftwood base, male stands erect on right, female squats on left, head toward ground; both have glass eyes, wire feet and legs, painted detail. Unsigned, unmarked.
  • 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]
  • 81.1.173
1165Pintail, Group
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; three adult pintails on driftwood base, two males, one female, male on right, standing erect, male in center squat, female on far left, preening right wing; glass eyes, cast metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Marked "property of Addie Gilley, 1970" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.155
1149Penguin with Chick
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult standing erect, chick fits between adult's feet, standing erect and looking up at adult; both with glass eyes, semi-detailed. Signed and marked "Made for Addie Gilley, Gilley 1976" on underside of adult. Chick signed "Gilley '76" and marked "Addie."
  • 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",
  • 81.1.30
1028Woodcock Pair with Two Chicks
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, Miniatures
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature group on natural wooden base: male upright, wings hanging down, wire legs, painted feet; female nestled on wood, chicks between parent birds. Great degree of painted detail depicting adult and immature plumage. Signed "Gilley" on right side of base, underside marked: "Addie Gilley, Gilley."
  • 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.
  • 81.1.112
1117Willet
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood base, standing, right foot forward, beak agape, wings outspread, tail erect; glass eyes, metal legs, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on base. Marked "Made for Addie Gilley, 1974, by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.149
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.
  • 81.1.99
1105Evening Grosbeak, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size male; mounted on driftwood branch attached to carved oblong wooden base, body tilted downward; glass eyes, metal legs, carved, burned and painted detail. Unsigned. Marked "Addie Gilley, 1978" on underside.
  • 81.1.88
1095Robin, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; perched on green, oblong, wooden mound base, erect posture, facing forward; glass eyes, wire feet and legs, painted and burned detail. Marked, dated and signed "Robin, made for Addie Gilley, 1978, by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.64
1072Golden-Crowned Kinglet, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult male and female perched on twig, facing opposite directions, attached to shaped fiber board base, male higher on twig, distinguished by orange in crown, female below; both with glass eyes, wire feet and legs, painted plumage detail, base brown with green. Signed "Gilley" on right of base. Marked and dated "Golden Crowned Kinglets, Addie Gilley, 1972" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.67
1075American Goldfinch, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. Life size; adult male, glass eyes, painted plumage detail, wire legs set into green mound base. Marked "Goldfinch by W.H Gilley, Addie Gilley." on underside of base.
  • 81.1.54
1065White-throated Sparrow
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on driftwood base, head and tail erect; glass eyes, wire legs, painted detail. Signed, dated and marked "White-throated Sparrow by W.H. Gilley, 1974 for Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.147
1141Wood Duck, Group
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size group of five; two males, three females on partially burned driftwood base, males on right, far right male preening breast feathers, females on left, far left female preening left shoulder; all with glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted details. Unsigned.
  • 81.1.165
1159Wood Duck, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; male and female on driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base, male standing, neck erect above crouched female with neck down; both with glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on left of base. Marked "Wood Duck by W.H. Gilley, 1970-71, made for Addie Gilley, Feb. 20, 1971, Birthday" on underside.
  • 81.1.78
1086Bob-white Quail, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on carved mound base, standing erect, facing forward; glass eyes, wire legs, sheet metal feet, carved and painted detail. Unmarked.
  • 81.1.65
1073Killdeer
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood base, body horizontal, head erect, facing forward, right foot raised with only middle toe touching base; glass eyes, carved, burned and painted feather detail, wire legs and feet. Signed "Gilley" on right of base. Marked and dates "Killdeer, Addie Gilley, 1975" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.105
1110Black Capped Chickadee, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Two life-sized chickadees on a driftwood base, one hanging upside down on branch, one standing on bottom left of base; both have pin head eyes, wire legs, painted details. Signed and dated "Gilley '59" on left side of base. Bottom of base covered with grey felt.
  • 80.1.25
1022Bluebird
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on pear-shaped carved wooden base, perched sideways on branch, head turned forward; glass eyes. Signed "Gilley '76" on lower right. Underside marked: "Blue Bird by W.H Gilley 1976, 15."
  • 81.1.103
1108Wild Turkey, Pair
  • Carving, Pair
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/6 life size adults; mounted on driftwood attached to oblong carved wooden base, male on right, head erect and turned slightly right; glass eyes, wire legs, bristle "beard" - female on right, head lowered, right leg back in scratching pose; glass eyes, metal legs; both have carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on left side of driftwood. Marked and dated "Made for Addie Gilley birthday, 1975, Wild Turkey 1975, by Wendell Gilley" on underside of base. [show more]
  • 81.1.151
1145Long-eared Owl, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; pair on driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base with painted metal glass in foreground, upper owl has wings up, head turned left facing front of piece, ear tufts erect, tail fanned out, legs reaching down as if alighting, lower owl perched, wings closed, ear tufts erect; both with glass eyes, metal toenails, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed"Gilley '75" on lower left of driftwood. Marked "Long-eared Owls by Wendell Gilley" on underside of base. [show more]
  • 81.1.100
1106Saw-whet Owl
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size adult; mounted on driftwood stump attached to carved oblong wooden base, perched upright, three toes of each foot protruding; glass eyes - somewhat marred, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed and dated "Gilley '76" on rear of driftwood.
  • 81.1.83
1090Wild Turkey, Male
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/5 life size; mounted on driftwood base, walking pose, left leg forward, attached by middle toe, right leg behind, attached by left toe; glass eyes, wire feet, carved and painted detail. Signed and dated "Gilley '74" on right side of base, marked "Wild Turkey by W.H. Gilley, 1974, Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 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."
  • 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)'."
  • 81.1.141
1137Canada Goose
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/5 life size adult on driftwood base, neck bent down, scratching head with right foot; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '71" on left of base.
  • 81.1.110
1115Canada Geese
  • Carving, Pair, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; adults on driftwood base; gander on left has head turned slightly left, neck erect; goose on lower right bent left with neck down; both with glass eyes, metal legs; carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on left of base, marked "Addie Gilley, Canada Geese, 1971 by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.18
1015Saw-whet Owl
  • Carving, 3/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
3/4 life size; outstretched wings, alighting on driftwood limb mounted on carved oblong base, Phillips head screw in base, toes 3:1; glass eyes, carved and painted plumage detail. Signed: "Gilley '72" on lower right side of base. Underside marked: "Addie Gilley."
  • 81.3.7
1174Great Horned Owl
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; adult on driftwood base, head turned to right, ear tufts erect, 3 toes forward and 1 back; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley 1960" on lower left of base.
  • 81.1.109
1114Green Heron
  • Carving, 1/2 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/2 life size; adult on driftwood base, standing, neck down, beak horizontal, facing forward; glass eyes, metal legs, carved and burned detail. Signed "Gilley" on base.
  • 81.3.8
1175Great Blue Heron, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniatures; two adults on driftwood base, left heron stands with neck erect, right heron bent over; both with glass eyes, wire legs, metal crest feathers, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on right front of base.
  • 81.1.148
1142Screech Owl
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size adult, gray phase, alighting on driftwood perch attached to oblong, carved wooden base, wings outstretched; glass eyes, metal toenails, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed and marked "Screech Owl made for Addie Gilley, 1978, by Wendell Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.164
1158Barn Owl
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult perched sidelong on driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base, toes three front one back, head turned to right shoulder; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '76" on base. Marked "Barn Owl made for Addie Gilley, 1976, by Wendell Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.62
1070Black-capped Chickadee
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; perched sideways on twig, mounted on carved wooden base, beak open; glass eyes, wire legs and feet. Signed "Gilley" on right front of base as well as underside of base. Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside 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.
  • 81.1.87
1094Cinnamon Teal
  • Carving, Decoy, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size decoy; Swimming Teal, flat bottom, neck erect/back, facing forward; glass eyes, carved and painted detail. Marked, signed and dated "Made for Addie Gilley, Cinnamon Teal by W.H. Gilley, 1970" on underside.
  • 81.1.66
1074Green-winged Teal
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; adult on natural burl base, head turned slightly to right, hunched back, squatting; burned and painted detail, feet lead. Signed and dated "Gilley '74" on right of base. Marked "Green-winged teal by W.H. Gilley for Addie Gilley, 1974" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.21
1018Great Gray Owl
  • Carving, 1/10 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
1/10 life size; perched on driftwood "limb mounted" on carved wooden base, owl's head turned over left shoulder; glass eyes, painted detail. Signed "Gilley," on top of stamp, marked "Addie Gilley," on underside of base.
  • 81.1.61
1069Wren
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; perched on twig screwed onto carved wood base, head and tail erect; glass eyes, painted feather detail, wired by feet. Signed "Gilley '79" on left of base. Marked "Addie Gilley birthday, 1979: on underside of base.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.56
1064Bald Eagle
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on driftwood base, erect posture, head turned right; 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 eagle miniatures.
  • 81.1.172
1181Man
  • Carving, Miniature
  • People
Description:
Miniature; carved figure of bearded man with pipe, wearing hat, red patterned scarf, light blue shirt, dark blue trousers, high block boots; attached to rectangular wooden base. Marked "by W.H. Gilley" on underside.
  • 81.3.6
1173Downy Woodpecker
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Almost life size; male on driftwood "tree" attached to oblong sand-covered wooden base; glass eyes, wire feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on side of driftwood. Felt bottom.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.74
1082Cormorant
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/5 life size; mounted on driftwood base, standing on toes, wings outstretched; glass eyes, lead feet, painted and carved detailed. Signed "Gilley" on front of base. Marked "Made for Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.20
1017Long-eared Owl with Black-capped Chickadee
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Two carvings, 1/3 Life size (chickadee is in proportion to owl); mounted on natural wood, owl at bottom facing forward, chickadee perched on branch to the left and above the owl. On owl, two toes forward and two backward; no feet on chickadee; glued onto branch, Chickadee has pinhead black eyes, owl has glass eyes, both with painted and carved detail. Signed: "Gilley '72"; marked "l. eared owl," on underside of base.
  • 80.1.17
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."
  • 81.1.42
1051Screech Owl
  • Carving, 1/2 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/2 life size adult bird; perched facing full forward on natural wood mounted on carved wooden base, front toes protruding from body, ear tufts semi-erect, screw visible on underside of limb, extra screw hole in base adjacent to existing screw attaching limb to base; glass eyes. Signed "Gilley '73" on right front of base. Marked "Addie Gilley, Screeched Owl, grey phase, 1973" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.28
1026Ruffed Grouse, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on natural wooden base, upright posture, tail fanned open horizontally; glass eyes, carved feet, highly detailed painted plumage. Signed "Gilley" on right rear of base, Underside of base marked: "Addie Gilley, Ruffed Grouse by W.H. Gilley, 1966."
  • 81.1.107
1112Green Heron
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life-size; Adult bird on driftwood base, standing hunched over as if fishing; Glass eyes, metal legs, painted, carved, burned details. Signed "Gilley '76" on underside of base. Marked "Green Heron by Wendell Gilley, 1976."
  • 81.1.34
1032American Goldeneye
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; 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."
  • 81.1.31
1029Pileated Woodpecker
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
1/4 life size; perched on driftwood mounted on carved wooden base, toes inaccurate: three front one rear instead of two and two; glass eyes, painted wired feet, painted detail. Signed lower right of natural wood: "Gilley." Underside of base marked: "Addie Gilley, Pileated Woodpecker, 1970, W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.75
1083Ring-necked Pheasant, Male
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; perched on driftwood base, stands erect, tail horizontal; glass eyes, painted detail, wire legs and feet. Smeared signature on right side of base, "Gilley." Marked and dated "Ring-necked Pheasant by W. Gilley, 1973, Addie" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.57
1066Dark-eyed Junco
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on driftwood base, horizontal stance; glass eyes, wire legs and feet, painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on right of base. Marked "Junco, Addie Gilley, 1970" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.60
1068Whistling Swan
  • Carving, Decoy, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; "swimming" swan, neck erect, facing forward; painted and carved detail. Stamped "Wendell H. Gilley, Southwest Harbor, Maine, 04679, male Whistling Swan made for Addie Gilley by (writing smeared.) Only swimming swan made by W.H. Gilley.
  • 81.1.137
1133Bald Eagle Plaque
  • Carving
  • Birds
Description:
Decorative eagle looking upwards, wings out stretched horizontally, left talon in relief clutching shield, back has two screws and a hinge attaching banner to wing, screw eye for hanging at top and lower right. Painted in red, white and blue, with flag pole and banner reading "Dum Vivimus Viviamus." Marked "Addie Gilley," stamped "Wendell H. Giley, Southwest Harbor, Maine."
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1132Bald Eagle Plaque
  • Carving, Mobil
  • Birds
Description:
Decorative flying eagle; clutching flagpole in left talon with attached banner:. "E Pluribus Unum" carved and painted decorative detail. Attached hanging wire. Signed "Wendell Gilley," marked "Addie Gilley" on back.
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1056Mallard Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on driftwood base, erect posture facing forward; glass eyes, 3-D feet, highly detailed paintings, carved tail feathers. Signed, dated and marked "Mallard by W.H Gilley; 1973 for Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
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1078Saw-whet Owl
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult perched on driftwood piece set into shaped wooden base, body in profile with head turned over right shoulder to "front" of piece; glass eyes, wire toes, four first toes protruding, painted plumage detail. Signed "Gilley '75" on right front of base. Marked and dated "Addie Gilley, Saw-whet owl by W.H. Gilley, 1975" on underside of base, which also has artist stamp. Considered Gilley's best Saw-whet Owl by artist. [show more]
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1113Canada Goose
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; Adult mounted on driftwood base, standing upright, body horizontal, neck erect, head turned slightly left; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Unsigned. Paint cracked at top of right leg.
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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.
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1016Herring Gull, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
1/4 life size; folded wings, perched on natural base; glass eyes, painted, semi-detailed plumage markings. Signed: "Gilley '73" on right side of base.
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1080Bob-white Quail Hen with Six Chicks
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, Miniatures
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature adult and six young mounted on driftwood; a very animated piece: the hen looking down at the three chicks in front of her, the three others are exploring behind her; one chick is standing upright with tiny wings outstretched; adult has pinhead eyes; all birds have painted plumage detail, wire legs and feet. Signed "Gilley" on right rear of base. Marked and dated "Made by W.H. Gilley, Addie Gilley, Dec. 1960" on underside of base. [show more]
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1054Saw-whet Owl
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on natural wood base composed of two pieces, facing forward, head turned to right, front toes painted on to body; glass eyes. Signed "Gilley '72" on right side of base. Marked "Addie" on underside.
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1053Great Horned Owl
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; perched on driftwood "stump" mounted on carved wooden base, head turned over left shoulder, body and ear-tufts erect, toes in correct formation on stump; glass eyes, painted plumage detail; muted colors. Marked "Gt. Horned Owl by W.H. Gilley, Addie Giley" on underside. Brass screw and extra hole visible under base.
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1034Short-eared Owl
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
1/5 Life size; perched on natural wood, incorrect toes (3 front, 1 back,) head turned over left shoulder; glass eyes, 3-D feet, painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on right side of base, underside of base marked "Addie Birthday 1972."
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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.
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1031Wood Duck
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mature male, upright posture facing forward, 3-D feet on triangular natural wood base; glass eyes, breeding plumage, painted detail. Signed on side: "Gilley." Underside of base marked "1966. Addie Gilley."
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1047Semipalmated Plover
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; mounted on pitted driftwood base, facing forward, standing with one leg raised; glass eyes, wire legs and feet, painted adult plumage. Signed, dated and marked "Semipalmated Plover by W.H. Gilley, 1965, Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
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1030Canada Goose
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; 3-D feet, mounted on round, smooth wooden base, erect posture, faces forward; pinhead eyes, painted detail. Underside signed, dated, marked: "Gilley, '59. Addie Gilley."
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1010Black Duck
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on drift wood base; painted plumage, glass eyes, carved feet. Signed "Gilley" below right foot; stamped "Wendell H. Gilley" on underside, marked "Addie Gilley."
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1046Black Duck
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on carved, oblong, grey wood base, upright posture, head turned slightly left; glass eyes, carved feet, painted plumage. Signed "Gilley '59" on side of base. Marked and dated "Addie Gilley, Black Duck, 4/22/'59" on underside.
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1048Bufflehead, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on natural wood base; carved and painted eyes, 3D legs and feet, painted adult plumage. Signed and dated "'75 Gilley" on rear side of base. Marked "Bufflehead, Addie" on underside.
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1035Ruddy Turnstone
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
About 1/4 life size; mounted on natural wood base, erect posture facing forward; black pinhead eyes, wired legs and feet, painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on side of base, underside of base marked "Ruddy Turnstone, W.H. Gilley, Addie Gilley."
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1027Ruffed Grouse, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature male in display; head turned towards left, left foot forward on pear-shaped smooth wooden base; glass eyes, wire legs, highly detailed plumage; multi-piece. Signed and marked under base: "Gilley, 1946, Ruffed Grouse, Addie Gilley."
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1055Snowy Owl
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; perched on natural wormy driftwood "stump" on carved, white-painted base, facing forward, head turned slightly right; glass eyes, 3-D feet, painted adult plumage. Signed, dated and marked "Arctic Owl by W.H. Gilley, 1946, Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
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1071Black-capped Chickadee
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; clinging to twig in characteristic upside-down position, twig screwed to shaped wooden base; pinhead eyes, wire legs and feet, detail in color and relief; Signed "Gilley '73." Marked "Chickadee for Addie Gilley, 1973" on underside.
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1059White-throated Sparrow
  • Carving, 2/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 2/3 life size; mounted on smooth mound base, horizontal stance facing forward; glass eyes, painted detail, wire legs set into base, painted feet. Signed and marked "White-throated Sparrow by W.H. Gilley, Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
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1062Tree Sparrow
  • Carving, 2/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 2/3 life size; semi-erect posture, facing forward, tail horizontal; glass eyes, wire legs set in smooth mound base, painted feet. Signed and marked "Addie Gilley, Tree Sparrow by W.H Gilley" on underside of base.
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1033Woodcock
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; adult bird, upright posture facing forward; painted plumage and feet, wire legs set into smooth mound wood base. Signed: "Woodcock, by W.H Gilley," on underside of base; marked: "Addie Gilley."