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$3,295.00              Sale Price    $1,700 

19th C. Ecclesiastical Folk Art Bird House
This late 19th C. bird house was made by a true artist in the form of  a church.  All of the wood pieces are hand carved and applied with tiny nails.  The wood appears to be pine.  The maker may have been copying a church that was near him or that he attened.  This is a true working birdhouse, and yet it is also a fantastic piece of American folk art!  The back of the roof opens up to feed and care for the birds.  The bottom has a pull out tray for cleaning.  And the end windows have glasses waterers.  The windows have tiny wire bars for to allow for viewing.  This piece is very clean and may never have been used.  Notice the detail in the ornamentation and also the chiseled lines in the base to resemble  a stone foundation. 
A true one-of-a-kind work of art!  From a private Folk Art collection in Wisconsin. 
Measuring 26" wide by 15" deep by 36-1/2" tall to the top of the steeple.