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John Haley Bellamy (April 5, 1836 – April 6, 1914) was a folk artist of New England, USA, known for his highly stylized carved wooden eagles and other decorative items for ships and homes. Bellamy was born in Kittery, Maine in 1836, and stayed there for much of his career. Later in his life he lived and worked elsewhere in New England. Although carving was his primary means of supporting himself, he never considered himself to be an "artist," and he is not known to have signed any of his pieces. His eagles are highly desired in the collectors' market, with some selling in 2007 for over $100,000, and a large piece setting an artist-record price of $660,000 at an August 2005 auction. Bellamy died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1914.
1. 'Liberty and Justice' Bellamy Eagle, ca 1875
2. 'In God We Trust' Bellamy Eagle, ca 1895
'The Lord is my Shepherd'
Classic Bellamy Eagle, ca 1880
Highly figured Curly Maple
Whilst not strictly a Pennsylvania piece, similar examples of this large sideboard or buffet can be found around my childhood home in Chester County, PA.
Stunning tiger maple figure
Dimensions: 60" (5 feet) long, 18" deep, 39" tall
Available for sale: $6,500
Curly Maple Federal End Table
"Faith, Hope, Charity"
William Francis Brown
Sic, Semper, Tyrannis
"Thus always to tyrants"
Note: Many of the items pictured on my website that have sold can still be ordered. Ask me on 'Contact' form.
36 inch Bellamy eagle, ca 1890
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CHIPPENDALE PERIOD MIRRORS
CA. 1775- 1810
$1000 with carved corners
'Soaring' Bellamy Eagle
Pencil Post Four-poster Bed, Queen size
When you buy handmade you are buying the time, talent, heart & soul of the creator