Each rustic piece the artist created is different, individually handcrafted from 100-year-old fence posts. Many posts came from the Three Forks, Montana, headwaters of the Missouri River and area of the Lewis & Clark encampment of 1805-06. Some posts have been collected from old cattle and sheep homesteads in eastern Montana. Wayne Murray's pieces are easily recognized by the unique artistry of leaving some of the weathered Cedar post in its natural condition. This piece has his original label and signature on bottom. Condition is just as he made it (but I added the 4 removable felt circles on bottom, photo 4), like new and has been in a smoke free home. The piece is one of the largest if not the largest he ever made and has a curious old clip (photo 2), hanging on its left side. Based on its size this was most likely a gate post as opposed to merely a barbed wire fence post in the old days. Getting the posts has become very problematic. There is remnant lichen or moss evident on rear top, visible in photos 3 and 4. Photo 3 also shows a small stripe of very old white paint and there is a bit more, faint, below and to the right of the "yellow moss or lichen remnant". Wayne retired years ago so there will be no more with his signature and craftsmanship. This would be a lovely addition to any home, den, cabin or office. This is a truly magnificent piece of art exhibiting creativity, quality and beauty. SEE ALL PHOTOS! When calling let it ring 6 times for answering machine. Pick up in northwest Montana. Cash payment please.
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