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AW says: W.L. Stensgaard & associates was an advertising firm in Chicago IL who among other campaigns, worked for Disney, “A Century of Progress” etc.
The horse heads you have here are a pair of beautifully carved mahogany pieces. As you’d mentioned, they have some condition issues, such as the broken ear on the one in the top-most picuture. My appraisal reflects those issues. That said, they are still very good works of advertising art and well worth having.
The lines on these are elegant and graceful, and just as much art as advertising. It’s difficult to say who their client was as there is no indication on the label, so we must go on the merit of the work itself. (If these were licensed fro Disney, there would be an indication)
- Retail value for the pair: $600
- Wholesale: $250
- Quick sale: $150-$195
- W L Stensgaard
- hand carved
- folk art
- a century of progress