John L. Heatwole Carved "Wizard"

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John L. Heatwole Carved "Wizard"


Depicting standing wizard figure with long beard and hat.  The figure is barefoot with a shoulder bag and staff.  An owl sits on his hat and a small reptile sits atop his staff.  Meticulously carved detail showing a variety of textures.   Signed and dated “JL Heatwole VA ‘85”.  10 1/2" H., base 4" x 3 1/2".

Purchased from Neiman-Marcus in Washington, D.C.  

Award-winning Shenandoah Valley, VA wood carver (1948-2006).  Heatwole created innumerable charming carvings of animals, figures, and fantastical characters.  Keeping the family tradition of artistry alive, Heatwole was direct descendent of several Shenandoah Valley artisans.


All sales final.  Care is taken to note and photograph any damage, therefore it is essential you read the full description.  Please note all of our items are antique or vintage and will likely show some signs of use and/or wear.  Please contact us at or (540) 731-1604 if you have any specific questions about condition.

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All sales final.  

If you have any questions about condition please contact us at or (540) 731-1604.



We do not ship from our location but we do work with a reliable third party shipper.  If you would like your items shipped please notify us and we will ensure your items are transferred to Pack & Mail, 536 Pantops Center, Charlottesville, VA 22911.  Pack & Mail will then contact you directly for your information and offer a shipping quote.