Whimsical, wonderful and everything in between, these vintage hand carved bookends of Pigeons or Doves are folk art at its finest. Likely made at the turn of the century they depict a pair of English Pouter Pigeons, each crafted entirely of hardwood save for the metal weights inlaid on the bottom, making them rather hefty indeed. Each measure approx. 5.75 inches in length, 2 inches in width and are 6 inches in height. Both are initialed by the artist, FM, on the back of the base and although not in perfect condition they are still handsome and able to perform their sacred duty. Apologies to note are revised wing tips, a crack at the back and side of base on one and a well repaired wingtip, crack on the side and rub on the breast of the other (see pics). None of these flaws detract and actually lend to their authenticity. Tis a proud pair that you will be prouder still to own, prepare to be impressed the moment they are unwrapped.
Vintage Folk Art Hand Carved Pigeon Dove Wood Bookends