wood

19Th Century

The bow from the Yurok is made of yew wood, reinforced with deer sinew. Yew is a valuable wood for making bows and the tree is also used for anti-cancer medicines, both traditionally and in...

1918
Bug
1985

This is a painted wooden sculpture of an abstracted bug with battery-operated movement. The bug has five pairs of legs that are attached perpendicular to a straight body. The body is painted...

Bug with Forked Tongue
1985

This is a painted wooden sculpture of an abstracted bug with battery-operated movement. The bug has five pairs of legs that are attached perpendicular to a straight body. The body is painted...

Cyclops Armory
2010

This is an acrylic painting on wood panel. The composition shows an abstracted image of geometric shapes that resemble facial features on a floral-patterned background. The painting is executed...

1984

Wood sculpture of a boat house. Lower story has portholes out the sides, some with pipes extending out of them. The back end appears as if it has broken off and the interior floor is taken up a...

1879
Patent Model. System of Pumping and Cooling (for Mines) by Eusebius J. Molera and John C. Cebrian of San Francisco.  Patent no. 212,967 Cutaway model of gold painted metal with wood base...
Circa 1943
Made from desert wood at Topaz Internment Camp (probably Juniper).  The artist recalls:  "in the wood pile there were beautiful pieces of dead wood.  Papa [Chirua Obata]...

Mickey Mouse Figure.

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1984
One Olympic torch (A), one wood carrying case (B), and one soft black faux leather carrying case (C).
 
A) Olympic Torch, brass circular top with "Fortius,...

folding ruler

Shoe.  Description: Mounted shoe last; wooden last mounted on wood rectangle; sterling, 9520, size 4B.

circa 1957

Shoe.  Description: Shoe last; wooden last "Style Begins in the Wood", 301R, size 4B; brown leather cap.

1960s

Shoe.  Description: Shoe last, sterling wooden last 1772, size 4B, very pointed toe re-enforced with metal; red plastic cup.

1950s

Shoe.  Description: Wooden form roughed for last;  deeply grooved blond wood.

1955-1965

Shoe.  Description: A: stacked wood heel, slightly squared; B: simulated stacked wood heel of plasic.  A: 2 1/4" x 1 5/8" x 1 5/8"; B: 4 " x 2" x 2 3/8"...

circa 1940

Shoe.  Description: One wooden shoe platform; left foot,light colored wood platform with squared heel; plastic sole and heeling material.

circa 1950

Shoe.  Description: One woman's shoe under construction; right foot; beige cloth with contrasting cuff, open toe shoe thumb tacked to sterling, size 4B wooden last; red sling back...

1951

Shoe.  Description: One woman's shoe under construction; brown kid toe nailed to a size 4B wooden last, marked on the bottom "Property of I. Miller & Sons, Sep. 1951";...

1940-1960

Shoe.  Description: One woman's sandal under construction; black sole with tan and yellow staps nailed to a "4M" wooden last; right foot.  Remarks: Shows construction...

circa 1934

Shoe.  Description: Mounted last; "First modern sandal last, 1934"; mounted on wood rectangle  Condition: Good.  Remarks: 4357 on heel.

Apple coring machine.  Description: Large mechanical apple corer, operates with three meshing gear wheels, turned by wooden handle, bas relief reads "Val.No. 296".  Lettering...

Shillalah

Cane, curious twisted growth

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