Woodcarving (parrot)

Object Number: 
INV.7960
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Carved wooden parrot with body painted greenish yellow with slashes of brown, green and orange; wings with orange, green, black and yellow stripes, green legs, and green and orange beak; standing on small round base.
Gallery Label: 
Bibliography: 
Black, Mary C., "Make believe and make do: American children's toys," Antiques, December 1962, pp. 620-623. Christensen, Erwin O., Early American Wood Carving. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1952, pp. 104-105. Christensen, Erwin O., The Index of American Design. New York, Macmillan, 1950, pp. 135-137. Flower, Milton E., "Wilhelm Schimmel and Aaron Mountz wood carvers," [exhibition catalog], Williamsburg, Va. : Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, 1965. Lichten, Frances, Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania. New York, C. Scribner's sons; London, C. Scribner's sons, ltd., 1946. p. 115. Robacker, Earl F., "Pennsylvania German Wood Carvings," Antiques, June 1946, pp. 369-371.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group