Robert James Walsh & Company
Antiques - Art - Modernism - Appraisals
Shop at 1761 Main Street, across from Simon Pearce (parking next to shop)
Quechee, Vermont 05059
Carved wooden life-size figure of Guan Yin, Bodhisattva of Compassion.
She holds a ewer containing the Dew of Heaven
and a willow branch,
while wearing a flowing robe, a holy crown and necklace, has bared feet and stands on a lotus blossom.
With faded paint and natural splitting due to exposure to the elements.
63" high x 43" diameter, carved in the round.
China, 19th century.
Hand-carved mahogany humidor in the style of a 17th century Bible box, with a paper label of "E. Kopriwa Co., Chicago, Ill."
Early 20th century.
Lined in ceramic, missing sponge.
Folk Art carved softwood vanity stand
with buds, leaves and blossoms
and an adjustable circular mirror.
United States, late 19th century.
9.5" high x 7" wide.
Folk Art hand-carved wooden hobby horse on wheels,
missing part of tail and one ear.
Early 20th century.
Excellent sculptural form.
Repainted figure, base and wheels in original paint.
28" high x 24" long x 11" deep, overall size.
carved and painted wood figural group
Mary protecting Infant Jesus from a serpent.
Austria, 18th century.
Harry V. Shourds & Ellis Parker Blue Bill Decoys, Tuckerton N.J., 1895-1905.
Assembled pair of blue bill (otherwise broad bill or lesser scaup) drake and hen decoys,
the drake by Harry V. Shourds (1860-1920), father of the Tuckerton, south-shore New Jersey school of decoy carving;
the hen by Ellis Parker (1870-1932) of Beach Haven, New Jersey, one of the major carvers in this New Jersey south-shore Tuckerton-School style.
Both decoys were actually used in a hunting rig, so both have an old working repaint done around 1925.
These decoys are made of carved white cedar with hollow interiors.
The drake has carved and painted eyes, the hen has glass eyes.
The drake has an inset lead weight extending into the interior of the body, while the hen has a lead weight on the outside of the body..
Folk Art Life-Size Swan Figure
in carved and painted wood, with carved eyes,
20"H x 29"L x 11"D.
Northern New England, circa 1955-1965