Woodcarving (parrot)

Woodcarving (parrot)
Title
Woodcarving (parrot)
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
INV.7960
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group