Hawkfield Gallery Consultants Review: Thriving Classic American Art on Display

What is Art? The question has often been asked by many people. And the answer can be as many as the people who can give an answer. For the art collector, the answer is quite obvious: that which you can buy at an art gallery. And that answer can have a logic that many will learn to appreciate.

Firstly, galleries have the artistic, technical and economic capabilities to know or define what good art is — not just art but that which is above the rest, if not at the very top of all the rest. But not many people can afford highly-expensive works, or even reasonably priced ones. If one can buy and treasure a couple of art works for the rest of one’s life, it would be enough. But a few dream of collecting more — and even making some money out of doing so.

Hawkfield Gallery fine arts consultants have the broad experience of buying and selling art and in the process have gained the expertise to help other start their own collection or enhance what they already have. Very much like children collecting cards, art collecting is a passion that is shared by those who love art and wish to expand appreciation for great art works.

Beyond appreciating art as a whole, Hawfield Gallery art consultants have the goal of enhancing appreciation for folk art and preserving American culture and history contained in those art works. Art, to be honest, is a living legacy which expands the mind and the soul of those who have insight into art’s power to enlighten us of the greatness and goodness of life of whatever era in American history it might portray. Although some art subject matters may exhibit the pains and struggles of ancestors, they still highlight the positive virtues that have made their country what it is today, a leader among leaders in the world.

The Hawkfield Gallery is located on a picturesque scenic route in a shore town halfway between Boston and Cape Cod, itself a witness to the colorful history of the nation. It is housed in an 1850’s farmhouse and exactly where there used to be a tearoom, craft shop and lending library in the 1920’s. The farmhouse is located in an area beside the historic North River and was once operated as a dairy farm up to the 1960’s. Visitors can take a leisurely a walk along bucolic woodland trails which lead to a pier on the river. Or they can go beyond to one of the numerous antique shops, galleries or historic sites in the South Shore’s Plymouth County. Now you know how rich the place is when it comes to American pioneer history.

Owning one art work bought from Hawkfield Gallery is, in essence, a tribute to the continuing allegiance that Americans have for their rich national heritage. And buying one right at their gallery right can certainly add a little more fervor to that burning flame in every patriotic American citizen. Nevertheless, you need not be an American to feel like one and to appreciate or own American folk art. You just need to be a lover of art.

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Hawkfield Gallery: Folk Art, Furniture

Scrimshaw Jagging Wheel (Bone) – American 19th Century, Bird motif prongs holding the wheel. Provenance Eldreds, Cape Cod- from a Massachusetts collection originating on Nantucket. Condition good. Tight age crack length of handle. Length 5.5″

Totem (Wood) – 20th century. Northwest coast style totem in pine. Raven, frog, bird, and others topped by a whale’s tail. Polychrome paint in rich colors. Condition very good. Height 65″.

Charles Limbert, Mission Rocker (Wood) – American, Early 21st century. Oak and leather rocker. Stamped under arm. Label on seat cushion #670, Limberts Arts and Crafts, Charles P. Limbert Company. Condition Very good. Height: 42″, Depth 30″ , Width 29″ Other Notes: Charles P. Limbert (1854-1923) and was a contemporary of Gustav Stickley. After learning the furniture business with his father in Akron, Ohio, he established his own furniture factory in 1902 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, designing and building what he termed “Dutch Arts and Crafts Style” furniture.

Three Tier Shelf (Wood)Three Tier Wood Shelf – thought to be sassafras. Good condition. Some chips to shelf faces. Height 29.75″, Width 30.25″, Depth 6″

Mallard Andiorns – Pair of Cast Iron Mallard Duck Andirons, nice used surface with traces of Polychrome Paint. Very good used condition. ht. 10 3/4, wd. 14 1/4, lg. 19 3/4 in.

Mahogany Checkerboard (Wood) – American late 19th to early 20th century, Painted Mahogany Checker Board. Wells on sides hold replacement turned wood playing pieces, 13.25″ x 11″

Polar Dry Sink – Circa 1840 Polar Dry Sink. Lift top over two half-drawers with two paneled cupboard doors below. Good refinished condition. Tight age crack to one door. Height 38 .25″, Width 44″, Depth 18.25″

Eagle Weathervane (Copper) – Circa 1930 hammered Eagle Weathervane, intended for use on a flagpole or cupola. On wooded base, nice patina, appears to be copper. Condition excellent. 17.5 Long 25″ wingspan, 23″ High from bottom of base.

We specialize in 20th and 21st century American fine art and folk art, having a particular interest in American impressionism, wildlife bronzes, decorative songbirds, and shore bird decoys. Gallery owner Sally Caverly has over 25 years of experience collecting art. This field experience combines with her B.A degree in marketing, a master’s degree in education and work experience as Market Research Division Director of a major publishing house.