Wolf Creek Folk Art Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam Whirligig

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 07,2013
  • Channel: Online Auction

Up for sale is this handsome pair of Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty from the Wolf Creek folk art company of Eldora,, Iowa. They were purchased in 1989-1990. They are solid wood with hand carving. Signed on the bottom is the Wolf Creek stamp and written signature of of Linda Savage '89 who I assume to be the carver and/or painter.

Uncle Sam is 15 inches tall but overall is 18 1/2 inches tall when including his hand/paddles. He stands on a 3 1/2 inch base. There is a peg on the base that fits into a hole drilled on the bottom of his shoe. He is 4 inches wide at his shoulders. He is a whirligig, his arms move easily and come to rest in the position shown. There are no nicks or signs of wear. We photographed him outside but the pair has always been displayed inside during the summer months, out of direct light. No signs of fading.

Miss Liberty is 12 1/2 inches tall but is overall 16 inches tall with her flag. She is 5 1/2 inches deep at her base and 4 inches wide at her shoulders. The flag fits through a hole drilled through her right hand. The right arm moves up and down. The left arm is stationary in its shown position. Color is vivid, no signs of fading. She has a small piece of wood loss (see photo) on the underside of her arm, next to the drilled hole for the flag. The hole for the flag is completely intact and is not affected by the small chip. On the bottom is the Wolf Creek stamp and the same signature of Linda Savage '89.

This is a handsome couple! Tall and eye-catching. Miss Liberty weighs 1 1/2 pounds. Sam weighs one half pound. Hate to part with them. We're downsizing. Good luck bidding!

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