Friday, December 12, 2008

Cherry Gallery - Painted Beavertail

The Cherry Gallery has another antique paddle for sale on their site. A whopping 70.5 inch long beavertail paddle circa 1910. One of the down sides of painted paddles like this is that it is difficult to tell the type the wood given that the grain pattern is masked. The lower grip and blade both have clearly defined spines that would be add a nice symmetry to the overall design. The text below the pics is from their site.

Tall Painted Paddle
This is a refined, hand-made Maine paddle with a wide beaver tail blade and a great old green painted surface.
Circa 1910
6.5” w, 70.5" h

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