The carved arched canopy on baluster posts, enclosing figures of men in bowler hats and birds in swinging nests, the circular base set on red ball feet, surmounted by a redbird finial. Height 24 1/2 inches. A copy of the catalog "Celebrations in Wood: The Sculpture of John Scholl (1827-1916)," by Katherine C. Grier, accompanies this lot. (2)Provenance: The artist, John Scholl; his descendants; Adele Earnest, proprietor of the Stony Point Folk Art Gallery, Stony Point, New York, 1967; The Collection of Harvey and Isobel Kahn. Literature: Illustrated in Katherine C. Grier, "Celebrations in Wood: The Sculpture of John Scholl (1827-1916)," cat. 6, and in a circa 1915 photograph of John Scholl's parlor, fig. 6; illustrated in Robert Bishop, "American Folk Sculpture," p. 213.