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  • 80.1.1
1036Mallard Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; head and body one piece, legs set into round, black base, feet painted, semi-detailed. Marked on underside of base: "Mallard, W.H. Gilley, First Bird, Made 1930, Addie Gilley." First bird carving by Wendell H. Gilley.
  • 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.
  • 80.1.13
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.
  • 80.1.14
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.
  • 80.1.15
1012King Eider, Male
  • Carving, Mobil, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; Flying, screw eye in body for hanging, one extra hole present beneath screw eye; painted eyes, carved feet, feather detail carved into wings and tail, King Eider beak marking absent, since front perspective _ not seen by the artist. Signed: "Gilley," on underside of upper wing; Marked "Addie Gilley," on underside of lower wing. Marked "King Eider Duck."
  • 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."
  • 80.1.17
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."
  • 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."
  • 80.1.19
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.
  • 80.1.2
1037Bob White Quail, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; legs set into carved, brown mound base; glass eyes, painted feet and detail. Marked "Addie Gilley, Bob White by W.H. 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.
  • 80.1.21
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.
  • 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."
  • 80.1.3
1038Ring-necked Pheasant, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; legs set into carved, grey mound base; glass eyes, painted feet and detail. Marked "Addie Gilley, Pheasant 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.
  • 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.
  • 80.1.50
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.
  • 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.
  • 80.1.7
1042Bob White, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniatures; mounted on carved, oblong, brown mound base, male stands upright on "log" attached to main base and has carved feet, female stands on main base, head down as if herding young, legs set into base, painted feet; glass eyes, painted plumage. Signed and dated "7/16/45, Bob White by W.H. Gilley," "Addies Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 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.
  • 80.1.8
1043Roadrunner
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on driftwood, head turned around right shoulder, tail erect; glass eyes, carved feet, painted plumage. Unsigned. Marked "Made for 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.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.101
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.
  • 81.1.102
1107Ruffed Grouse, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, 2/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 2/3 life-size; adult pair on driftwood base, male standing on right, tail partially spread, head turned left, female on lower left, nested on wood, left toes protruding, tail folded, neck down, head turned slightly left; both with glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on center of base. Marked "Grouse, made for Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 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]
  • 81.1.104
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.
  • 81.1.105
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.
  • 81.1.106
1111Green-winged Teal
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size drake; standing on driftwood base, head erect, turned to left; Glass eyes, metal feet, carved , burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on left rear of base. Marked "For Addie Gilley, Green -winged Teal by W.H. Gilley, 1974" on underside of base. Stamped "W.H. Gilley" between legs.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.108
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.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.11
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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.112
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.
  • 81.1.113
1118Double-crested Cormorant
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; adult on driftwood base, standing upright, mouth agape, head turned to left, crests erect; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley 74" on base. Marked "made for Addie Gilley, 1974, Double Crested Cormorant by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.115
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.
  • 81.1.116
1121Wood Duck, Male
  • Carving, Decoy, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; swimming, flat bottom adult, head turned to left, crest down; glass eyes, burned and painted detail. Marked "Wood Duck made for Addie Gilley, Christmas 1970, by W.H. Gilley."
  • 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.
  • 81.1.118
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.
  • 81.1.119
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.
  • 81.1.12
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."
  • 81.1.120
1125Ruffed Grouse, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult male on driftwood base, standing, tail slightly raised, feathers spread, head turned slightly left, carved, burned and painted detail; glass eyes, metal feet. Marked "Ruffed Grouse by W.H. Gilley, 1973, property of Addie Gilley, Southwest Harbor, Maine" on underside of base.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.122
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.
  • 81.1.123
1128Clapper Rail
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on burnt driftwood base, attached to base by left foot, standing, right leg slightly raised, hood turned slightly left; glass eyes, metal legs, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '76" on left of base, marked "Gilley, Clapper Rail" on underside of base.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.127
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."
  • 81.1.128
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."
  • 81.1.128a
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."
  • 81.1.129
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.
  • 81.1.130
1193White 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, head has painted beak, white on top of head and nape, eyes carved in and painted ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley." [show more]
  • 81.1.131
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]
  • 81.1.132
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."
  • 81.1.133
1130Bald Eagle
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; standing head down, beak agape, tongue visible, wings out stretched, tail down; decorative eagle, painted gold. Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 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",
  • 81.1.136
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.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.138
1134Common Tern, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size pair; adults on burned driftwood attached to oblong carved wooden base, left bird higher, standing, wings up, beak agape, right bird standing, wings closed, beak closed; both birds with glass eyes, metal feet. Signed "Gilley" on left of base. Marked "Common Tern, Addie Gilley, 1976" on underside of base.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.140
1136Great Blue Heron with Trout
  • Carving, 1/2 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Half size; adult standing on driftwood attached to round carved wooden base, left leg bent, neck erect, beak closed around carved, painted trout; glass eyes, metal legs, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on left of base.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.142
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)'."
  • 81.1.143
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.
  • 81.1.145
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.
  • 81.1.146
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.
  • 81.1.147
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.
  • 81.1.148
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.
  • 81.1.149
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.
  • 81.1.150
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 .
  • 81.1.151
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]
  • 81.1.152
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.
  • 81.1.155
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."
  • 81.1.156
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.
  • 81.1.157
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.
  • 81.1.159
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."
  • 81.1.161
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]
  • 81.1.162
1156Common Eider Group
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; two males and two female adults on driftwood base, male on far right has right wing extended, beak is preening right shoulder, two females in center, other male on far left, neck erect; all have glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Unsigned.
  • 81.1.163
1157Cormorant Group
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; six cormorants, five adults and one juvenile on driftwood base in various postures, all oriented towards left; all have glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Unsigned
  • 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.
  • 81.1.165
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.
  • 81.1.166
1160Wild Turkey
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on burl base, standing on right leg, left leg raised, slips into and out of base on bolt ; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed on belly, Wild Turkey by Wendell Gilley, 1972. Marked "by W.H. Gilley, made for Addie Gilley, 1972" on side of base.
  • 81.1.167
1161Osprey with Mackerel
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; osprey on driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base, wings upraised, head down, beak open; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Marked "made for Addie Gilley, driftwood gift of Mrs. David Rockefeller, Osprey by Wendell Gilley, 1971" on underside of base. Separate companion Mackerel: glass eyes, carved and painted detail.
  • 81.1.168
1162Great Horned Owl
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base; head turned to left, wings upraised, tail spread, talons clutching driftwood; glass eyes, metal toenails, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley 1977" on base.
  • 81.1.169
1163Bald Eagle with Flounder
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood base, wings upraised, head turned left, beak agape; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '71" on base. Marked made by Wendell Gilley, 1971, value $5,000, Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.170
1164Bald Eagle
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base, head turned slightly left, wings upraised, beak slightly open; glass eyes, metal toe nails, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '76" on base. Marked "Bald Eagle by Wendell Gilley, SW Harbor, ME, 1976" 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.
  • 81.1.172
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.
  • 81.1.173
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.
  • 81.1.22
1009Bluebird
  • Carving
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; perched on twig, mounted on carved oblong base; glass eyes, upright posture, head turned slightly to left. Signed “Gilley ’76” on rear end of base. Some blue paint on base; underside marked “11;” phillips head screw attaching base to twig.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.26
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."
  • 81.1.26a
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."
  • 81.1.27
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."
  • 81.1.28
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."
  • 81.1.29
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."