Woodcarving (parrot on green base)

Woodcarving (parrot on green base)
Title
Woodcarving (parrot on green base)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Wood, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 15.9 x 8.9 x 6 cm )
Description 
Carved wooden parrot with folded wings and straight, cylindrical legs; body with flecks of black, red and yellow paint; wings with blue, red and yellow vertical bands; green base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
INV.7975
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
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