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  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 20.01.007
1246Spotted sandpiper
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on bottom of driftwood base
  • 20.01.004
1243Black-backed Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on 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.
  • 20.01.008
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
  • 20.01.012
1251Goldfinch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "Goldfinch by W.H. Gilley to Jeff Morrill" ; dated 1977.
  • 20.01.013
1252Goldfinch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked: "Foss from Addie #4" ; no date
  • 20.01.023
1264Black Capped Chickadee, Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley"; no date
  • 20.01.016
1255Vesper Sparrow
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base. No date
  • 20.01.051
1293Mallard Drake
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Marked "Joe Simmons" on underside of base ; no date
  • 20.01.037
1278Bald Eagle
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base. Driftwood base attached to sand covered oblong base
  • 20.01.035
1276Bald Eagle with Fish
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley '59" on driftwood base.
  • 20.01.033
1274Herring Gulls
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Unsigned, no date
  • 20.01.054
1296Bufflelhead
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Stamped "Gilley" and dated on underside.
  • 20.01.049
1291Red Legged Black Duck
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on top right of base. "National Woodcarvers Association Member"stamped on underside of base. No date
  • 20.01.055
1297Bufflelhead
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Stamped "Gilley" and initialed "W.H.G. on underside. Dated "'82"
  • 20.01.065
1307Black Duck, Male
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Male, preening ; signed "Gilley" on rear of base ; stamped "Wendell H. Gilley" on underside of base
  • 20.01.068
1310Greater Roadrunner
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on flat side of base ; no date
  • 20.01.069
1311Greater Roadrunner
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Left foot not attached to base. Signed "Gilley" on underside of base ; no date
  • 20.01.077
1319Canada Goose
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley '56" on side of base
  • 20.01.080
1322Evening Grosbeak, Male
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley '78" on oblong base ; underside of base marked "Evening Grosbeak #33"
  • 20.01.009
1248Great Gray Owl Plaque
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed on back "by Wendell Gilley". No date
  • 20.01.005
1244Black-backed Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Swimming; made of balsa wood. Signed "W. Gilley" on bottom. No. date
  • 20.01.018
1259Canvaseback
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on front of driftwood base. Artist's stamp on bottom of base.
  • 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
  • 20.01.014
1253Goldfinch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Carroll Drug Store sticker affixed to green felt on underside of base. "7" written in ink on sticker.
  • 20.01.015
1254Polar Bear Diorama
  • Carving
  • Carvings
Description:
Stamped Wendell H. Gilley on underside. No date
  • 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.
  • 20.01.056
1298Canvasback
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "by W. H. Gilley"
  • 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.
  • 20.01.021
1262Black Duck, 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
  • 20.01.071
1313Osprey with Flounder on Branch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on right front of oblong base ; no date
  • 20.01.072
1314Wood Duck, Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on right side of base ; no date
  • 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.
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.
  • 20.01.041
1283Mourning Dove
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on front of driftwood base; no date
  • 20.01.006
1245Herring Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Gull detaches from driftwood base. No date; unsigned
  • 20.01.052
1294Herring Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Initials W.H.G. marked on underside of base ; no date
  • 20.01.034
1275Chickadees
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on back of driftwood base; no date
  • 20.01.060
1302Common Loon
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on right side of base ; no date
  • 20.01.062
1304Baldpate, Male
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Now known as American Wigeon ; marked "Baldpate '74, #28" on underside of base ; signed "Gilley" on left front of base
  • 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."
  • 81.1.159
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."
  • 20.01.020
1261Bald Eagle With Redhead Duck
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base. No date
  • 20.01.024
1265Black Capped Chickadee, Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Base covered with moss
  • 20.01.022
1263Black Capped Chickadee
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on base. No date
  • 20-01-025
1266Bull Moose
  • Carving
  • Carvings
Description:
Hanger on back. Unsigned, not dated
  • 20.01.044
1286Pileated Woodpecker
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Inscribed "Pileated Woodpecker by W. H. Gilley" on underside of base ; no date
  • 20.01.026
1267Green Winged Teal
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Relief of bird in flight; carved and painted detail; unsigned; not dated.
  • 20.01.038
1279Red Phalarope
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on carved oblong base; no date; marked on underside of base "female in breeding plumage"
  • 20.01.039
1281Pileated Woodpecker
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on back of driftwood branch. No date
  • 20.01.048
1290Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "'by W. H. Gilley" and dated on underside of base
  • 20.01.078
1320Canada Goose
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley '56" on left side of driftwood base
  • 20.01.082
1324Mallard, Female
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base ; underside of base marked "Joe Simmons"and "Dana Fife"
  • 20.01.075
1317Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Solitary sandpiper perched with wings upright on driftwood branch ; spotted sandpiper standing, body tilted downward, on carved oblong base. Signed "Gilley" on left front of oblong base ; no date
  • 20.01.081
1323Canada Goose
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base ; not dated
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 20.01.057
1299Canada Goose
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Flat bottomed, signed "Gilley" on underside
  • 20.01.032
1273Laughing Gull
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley, '59" on driftwood base. Hook for hanging on back.
  • 20.01.043
1285Pine Grosbeak, Female
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Gilley's stamp on bottom of base
  • 20.01.031
1272Mallard Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on left side of driftwood base; no date
  • 20.01.064
1306Atlantic Puffin
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on left front of carved wood base ; marked "8/11/82, To the Whitlocks in appreciation, Wendell Gilley"
  • 20.01.066
1308Great Blue Heron
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on right front of driftwood base ; no date
  • 20.01.001
1233Pintail drake
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley '61" on right rear side of base
  • 20.01.074
1316Little Blue Herons
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Juvenile standing with wings raised on branch, adult standing on base ; signed "Gilley" on right rear corner of base ; no date
  • 20.01.079
1321Pintail, Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on left front side of driftwood base. Dated 1966
  • 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.
  • 81.1.92
1099Mallard Drake
  • Carving, 1/2 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/2 life size; stands up semi erect, head turned to left; metal feet, carved and painted detail. Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.90
1097Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Carving, 1/2 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/2 life size; mounted on driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base, perched in hunting posture; glass eyes, metal feet, carved burned and painted detail. Marked, dated and signed "Red-shouldered Hawk, carved 1975, painted 1978, by W.H Gilley" on underside 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.
  • 81.1.43
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
  • 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.
  • 81.1.152
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.
  • 81.1.75
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.
  • 81.1.111
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."
  • 81.1.113
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.
  • 81.3.7
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.
  • 81.1.96
1103Common Loon
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Mounted on driftwood base; standing, wings down, head lowered and cocked to right in "quizzical" expression; glass eyes, metal feet, painted and carved detail. Signed on base "Gillley". Underside of base marked: "This is one of a limited edition of only two of this model made, W.G. Common "Loon" by W.H. Gilley, 1973, property of Addie Gilley."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.167
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.
  • 81.1.95
1102Mallard Drake
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; mounted on driftwood base, standing semi-erect, head turned right; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on left of base.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.38
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.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.122
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.
  • 81.1.108
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.
  • 81.1.37
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."
  • 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.
  • 81.1.73
1081Osprey with Flounder
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; perched on driftwood base, carved flounder under left talon, bird is hunched over prey, beak partially open; glass eyes, cast talons, painted, burned and carved detail, flounder unpainted. Unsigned.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.141
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.
  • 81.1.17
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."
  • 81.1.74
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.
  • 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."
  • 81.1.83
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.
  • 81.1.36
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."