Cliff Arquette (American,1905-1974). Beautifully carved and polychrome sculptural wood (with some metal details) military figure depicting an infantryman from the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) in red, navy and gold uniform typical of 1914. Male figure standing at full length and carved in the round on a black square base with patch of green textured ground at center, "MIDDLESEX REGIMENT 1914" identifying the work at center. Unsigned. Approximate height 13.25", base 5" x 5". Note: Clifford Charles "Cliff" Arquette worked as an actor or comedian throughout the 20th century. He is best known for his performance as Charley Weaver. In the 1950s, Arquette established Cliff AArquette's Soldiers Museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The museum included Arquette's renderings of solders as well as other historical items. In 2014, the museum closed and the contents were sold at auction.