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Accession # Identifier Title Type Subject
  • 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.
  • 81.1.130
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]
  • 81.1.128a
1190White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; smooth finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.128
1191White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.125
1187White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail, textured finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.126
1188White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; smooth finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.132
1195White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; smooth finish, black body, white wing patches, white patch by eye; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.127
1189White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail, smooth finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
  • 81.1.104
1109White-winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life-size; Swimming, flat bottomed adult, head erect, facing inward; Glass eyed, smooth surface with some carved and painted decorative detail, several piece hollow construction. Signed and dated "W. Gilley, 1968" on underside.
  • 81.1.129
1192White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley." Smooth finish.
  • 81.1.131
1194White Winged Scoter
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
Description:
Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley." Smooth finish, all black body, head black, eye brown, black pupil, beak yellow/orange/blue-grey. [show more]
  • 81.1.98
1104Upland Plover
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on driftwood base, standing erect, right leg raised, head turned left; glass eyes, metal legs, carved, burned and painted detail. Marked, dated and signed "for Addie Gilley, Upland Plover by W.H. Giley, 1974" on underside of base. Also called upland sandpiper Companion piece no. 81.1.97
  • 81.1.97
1008Upland Plover
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; mounted on driftwood base, standing erect, left leg raised, head turned right; glass eyes, metal legs, burnt, carved and painted detail. Signed “Addie Gilley, Upland Plover, 1974, W.H Gilley” on underside of base. Small cracks at juncture of legs and body. Also called upland sandpiper. Companion piece no. 81.1.98.
  • 81.1.91
1098Screech Owl
  • Carving, 3/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
3/4 Life size; perched on driftwood piece attached to carved wooden base, head turned right, two toes of left foot exposed, three toes of right foot exposed, ear tufts laid back; glass eyes, metal toe nails, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '75" on left of base, marked "Screech Owl 3/4 life size, 1975, by W.H. Gilley, prepared for Addie Gilley" on underside of base. Gray phase. Screw head visible on underside of base. [show more]
  • 81.1.69
1077Woodcock
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult nestled on natural wood base, head pulled down, beak pointing downward, toes protruding; glass eyes, wire toes, painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on base. Marked and dated "Woodcock, 1971, Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.24
1021Bluebird
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; perched on twig, mounted on carved wooden oblong base, downward stand; glass eyes, black paint worn off on head, back, and sides. Signed: "Gilley '76" on right side of base. Underside numbered "5."
  • 81.1.27
1025Bluebird
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; horizontal stand, perched with one foot in crotch of twig, one up on branch, twig mounted in oblong mound, carved wooden base. Signed "Gilley '76" on lower right of base, underside marked: "Bluebird by Wendell Gilley, 1976, 7."
  • 81.1.26a
1024Bluebird
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size, slightly oversized; perched on twig, mounted on carved oblong wooden base, horizontal stand, facing forward; glass eyes. Signed: "Gilley, '76" on right side of base, number 4 of 16. Underside marked "4 Addie Gilley."
  • 81.1.26
1023Bluebird
  • Carving
  • Birds
Description:
Life size bird on twig, mounted on pear-shaped carved wooden base; semi-upright / horizontal stand; glass eyes, "observant look." Signed on base: "Gilley, '76." Underside marked: "Addie Gilley, 1976, 10."
  • 81.1.41
1050Spoonbill
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; standing in upright-horizontal forward posture, beak pointing downward on curled driftwood base; carved and painted eyes, wire legs, painted plumage. Signed "Gilley" on right side of base, marked and dated "Addie Gilley, Feb 20 1968" on underside of base.
  • 81.3.11
1178Osprey
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; well mounted on right side of driftwood piece, head down and turned slightly left, wings raised, tail spread; glass eyes, lead feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on lower left of driftwood. Has loop for hanging.
  • 81.1.159
1153Eagle Plaque
  • Carving
  • Birds
Description:
Decorative eagle, head turned right, wings spread, talons clutching branch; unpainted, fitted for wall hanging. Signed "W.H. Gilley" on back. Marked "made especially for Addie B. Gilley."
  • 81.1.145
1139Greater Yellowlegs
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; adult on driftwood base, standing with right foot forward, head turned slightly to left; glass eyes, metal legs, carved and painted details. Stamped "Gilley" on body between legs. Signed "Gilley" on base, marked "Yellowlegs by W.H. Gilley, made for Addie Gilley, Aug 1972" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.150
1144Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
3/4 to life size; adult male standing, head turned slightly to left on burl base, tail raised; painted eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed and marked "Ring-necked Pheasant for Addie Gilley by W.H. Gilley, 1976" on underside of base .
  • 81.1.111
1116Black Duck
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/3 life size; adult on driftwood base, head turned over left shoulder, preening left wing; glass eyes, metal legs, carved and painted detail. Underside of base marked "Addie Gilley" faded stamp: Wendell H. Gilley, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679."
  • 81.1.86
1093Blue-winged Teal, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; drake mounted on burned driftwood base, head turned left, beak down; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '74" on left side of base, marked "Blue-winged Teal by W.G. Gilley, 1974, made for Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 81.1.80
1182Mallard Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature swimming drake, muted colors, painted details, glass eyes, small lead loop, bent, near tail feathers. Underside signed, marked, dated ; "Gilley, Addie Gilley, 1940."
  • 80.1.79
1087American Goldeneye, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; swimming drake, head turned slightly right; painted detail. Signed and dated "Gilley '72" on underside.
  • 81.1.48
1057Canvasback Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on grey mound base, hunched over, beak pointing to ground; painted eyes and feet, wire legs set into base. Marked "Copy of bird made by A.C. Crowell" and "Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.16
1013Eider Duck, Female
  • Carving, Mobil, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; flying, wire screwed into body for hanging; glass eyes, painted feet and plumage, carved feather detail in wings. Signed "Giley," under left wing; marked "Addie Gilley."
  • 80.1.14
1011King Eider, Male
  • Carving, Mobil, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; flying carving, wire screwed into body for hanging; glass eyes, painted details of plumage and feet, some carved feather detail in wings; incorrect beak detail; artist copied from painting w/o front perspective. Signed: "Gilley" on white upper flank patch; "Addie Gilley" marked on underside of breast. Companion pieces: 81.1.15, 81.1.16.
  • 80.1.13
1001Black Duck
  • Carving
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature flying black duck; upper wing wired for hanging; no legs, marked underside of right wing: “Addie Gilley,” underside of left wing: “Black duck, Gilley.” Carved and painted detail of plumage; partially faded; hole where lower wing joins body. Early 10 birds.
  • 80.1.10
1045Wilson's Plover
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; mounted on driftwood, upright posture, right leg slightly lifted; glass eyes, carved feet, painted adult plumage. Signed and dated "1965, Wilson Plover by W.H. Gilley." Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.9
1044Canada Goose
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on driftwood base, standing up, neck drawn back, head turned slightly to left; carved feet, painted adult plumage details. Signed and dated "Gilley '72" on lower right side. Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside.
  • 80.1.6
1041Mallard Drake
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; standing, head turned right, mounted on grey mound base; glass eyes, painted plumage, carved feet, carved detail of tail and feathers. Signed "Gilley, 1960," marked "Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.5
1040Atlantic Puffin
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; mounted on carved, black mound base; glass eyes, painted plumage and feet. Marked "Addie Gilley, Puffin by W.H. Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 80.1.4
1039Turkey, Male
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; standing, face forward, legs set into carved, grey mound base; glass eyes, paint brush bristle "beard"; wattle detail carved in; painted plumage and feet. Marked "Addie Gilley, Turkey by W.H Gilley" on underside of base.
  • 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.
  • 81.1.169
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.
  • 81.1.166
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.
  • 81.1.170
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.
  • 81.1.116
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."
  • 81.1.102
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.
  • 81.1.120
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.
  • 81.1.90
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.
  • 81.1.96
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."
  • 81.3.10
1177Herring Gull, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniatures; adults on driftwood attached to oblong green/black wooden base, right gull on toes, head down, wings and tail spread, left gull standing, wings folded; both with glass eyes, metal legs and feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on left 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.
  • 81.1.106
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.
  • 81.1.95
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.
  • 81.3.2
1169Ruffed Grouse
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
Description:
Miniature; adult male perched on yellow birch base, head erect, tail spread; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on lower left of base.
  • 81.1.76
1084Black Duck, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Approx. 1/4 life size; pair mounted on driftwood base, lower duck has head turned around right shoulder, upper duck's head turned slightly left, neck withdrawn; both with glass eyes, painted detail, lead feet. Signed, dated, marked "Black duck for Addie Gilley by W.H. Gilley, 1974" 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.
  • 81.1.168
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.
  • 81.1.22
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.
  • 81.1.101
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.
  • 81.1.84
1091Long-tailed Duck, Male
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
Description:
Life size; swimming; flat bottom, tail up, head turned slightly left; glass eyes, carved and painted detail. Signed, dated and marked: "Oldsquaw (male) 1970, made for Addie Gilley by W.H. Gilley" on underside. Companion piece no. 81.1.85
  • 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
  • 81.1.133
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.
  • 81.1.162
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.
  • 81.1.113
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.
  • 81.1.73
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.
  • 81.1.140
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.
  • 81.1.138
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.
  • 81.1.119
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.