Thistlethwaite Americana | Pair of Animal Dioramas
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Pair of Animal Dioramas


Circa 1930

Carved White Pine

13 1/2″ H x 41″ W and 12 1/4″ H x 43″ W


These panels were discovered in Northern Vermont. Although the artisan is unknown, it took great skill and creativity to create these beautiful panels that have hand painted backgrounds with carved applied elements. One panels features foxes, deer, bobcats, squirrels and trout all surrounding a homestead with a pond. The other panel features a hunter with his pack house while he pursues a pair of moose.  The more you study them, the more animals you will discover.


WHY WE LOVE IT: These panel’s took great creativity to creativity and skill to make. They are a wonderful folk interpretation of the beauty of nature.