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SOLD July 17/09 Leo Naugler Birdhouse

SOLD July 17/09 Wilf Gaudet – harness racehorse
I’ve had several inquiries recently about my folk art pieces, especially those of Leo Naugler. I am posting pictures today of the pieces I currently own and inviting inquiries. Above, starting with the first picture, is a funky Leo Naugler birdhouse – wouldn’t that be a fun addition to your covered porch?
Next comes an older piece of a type that used to be common but has become quite rare. This is an earlier Cape Islander boat rigged with sail in addition to motor as these fishing vessels used to be. This piece was collected from an old cottage on the Northumberland Strait shore of Nova Scotia, near Amherst. The boom needs to be re-attached – an easy fix, but I will leave it to you.
And lastly, for this post, is a carving of a harness race horse and driver, done by Wilf Gaudet of Prince Edward Island. Harness horse racing was a very populat hobby among farmers and working class men 40 or 50 years ago and almost all the larger communities had tracks. I remember watching harness racing in the winter on the North Commons in Halifax when I was a child, and some years later bought a retired mare and trained her to saddle.
Blogger won’t allow me more photos on this post, so will make several postings today. Thanks for looking! Contact me for more information.

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