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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 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.

Counter-Reformation Baroque
carved and painted wood figural group 
Mary protecting Infant Jesus from a serpent.
Austria, 18th century.
Excellent condition.
18" high

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
Stephen Huneck,"Big Red Bird", 
1994. signed and dated

This one-of-a-kind oversized huge sculpture was a commission done by Huneck for a particular client. 
It is a hand-carved and painted log with a wooden tail extension, cast iron legs, and a resin log on a natural wooden tree branch formation as a base.
 Huneck was a folk art artist based in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He had  a large following of enthusiastic fans and collectors.
Mason's Challenger Grade Black Duck Decoy.
Mason's Decoy Factory, c. 1905, hand carved and painted. One of the best decoy producers on the antique and collectible markets.
All original, once part of a large rig in a camp in Maine.