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Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century


Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 1

This outstanding rarity, a striking decoy having glass bead eyes was carved of white
pine and unidentified hardwoods; three-piece construction, body and head joined at
mid-neck for strength. The favorite delicacy of this species is crickets-hence the highly
animated, striking position. As descended, historic surface and original bill. Ex Bob
Thayer, AAAWT, to private collection. (Length: 10”)


Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 2

Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 3

Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 4

Black Bellied Plover Decoy in Striking Position
Unknown Maker, Probably North Shore of Massachusetts
Second half of 19th century, entire view 5

$7,950.00

710-61




Folk Art Carved Greater Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Long Island, NY
Date/Period: Circa: 1900


Folk Art Carved Greater Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Long Island, NY, entire view

Measurement: Length: 12”, height: 6”

Provenance: Stephen O’Brien Jr. Fine Arts, Peter Brams Collection

Additional Information: Attributed to Nelson Verity (1854-1947) and related to birds
from the Powell Hotel rig. Three-piece laminated construction (body one piece with
laminated wings).

$4,800.00

116-31


Folk Art Carved Greater Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Long Island, NY, entire view 2

Folk Art Carved Greater Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Long Island, NY, entire view 3

Folk Art Carved Greater Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Long Island, NY, entire view 4

Folk Art Carved Greater Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Long Island, NY, entire view 5

Folk Art Carved Greater Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Long Island, NY, entire view 6



Mechanical, Black-Bellied Plover Decoy by Nathaniel Wales & Snow,
Boston RARE
Date/Period: Circa: 1868


Mechanical, Black-Bellied Plover Decoy by Nathaniel Wales & Snow, Boston RARE, entire view

Measurement: Length: 11.75”, depth: 8”, height: 5”

Material: Wood, cardboard, canvas, and paint

Condition: Excellent

Provenance: Stephen O’Brien Jr. Fine Arts, Peter Brams Collection

Additional Information: A rare mechanical, black-bellied plover decoy by Nathaniel
Wales & Snow, Boston, Massachusetts based on the Wales patent of 1868, the wings
are fabricated from cardboard and canvas, a cord weaves through the wood carved
body. Stamped “WALES & SNOW PATENT.”

$4,875.00

116-33


Mechanical, Black-Bellied Plover Decoy by Nathaniel Wales & Snow, Boston RARE, entire view

Mechanical, Black-Bellied Plover Decoy by Nathaniel Wales & Snow, Boston RARE, entire view 3

Mechanical, Black-Bellied Plover Decoy by Nathaniel Wales & Snow, Boston RARE, entire view 4

Mechanical, Black-Bellied Plover Decoy by Nathaniel Wales & Snow, Boston RARE, entire view 5

Mechanical, Black-Bellied Plover Decoy by Nathaniel Wales & Snow, Boston RARE, detail view



Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Date/Period: Circa 1916


Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, entire view

Measurement: Length: 7”, height: 5”

Condition: In very good condition with gunning wear, bill is old hunter’s replacement

Additional Information: With its head sharply turned almost ninety degrees, this decoy
was made by Lombard Jones for his uncle, Dr. Lombard Jones. Influenced by the
Chipman family's hollow turned-head shorebirds that were also gunned in Sandwich's
Old Harbor. Lombard Jones is known to have made yellowlegs and several peeps.

$3,600.00

116-35


Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, entire view 2

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, entire view

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, entire view 4

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, entire view 5

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, entire view 6



Folk Art Carved Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Polpis, Nantucket, MA
Date/Period: Circa: 1880


Folk Art Carved Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Polpis, Nantucket, MA, entire view

Measurement: Length: 9”, height: 4.5”

Condition: Old second coat of paint covers a few shot scars; displays well.

Literature: Joel Barber, Wildfowl Decoys, New York, NY, 1932, pp. 68, 87, plates 1, 54.

Provenance: Copley Fine Arts, Peter Brams Collection

Additional Information: A geometric carving with a baleen bill. Previously had a label
which read: "Lesser Yellowlegs found under (illegible) barn at Polpis 1929."

$2,600.00

116-32


Folk Art Carved Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Polpis, Nantucket, MA, entire view 2

Folk Art Carved Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Polpis, Nantucket, MA, entire view 3

Folk Art Carved Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Polpis, Nantucket, MA, entire view 4

Folk Art Carved Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Polpis, Nantucket, MA, entire view 5

Folk Art Carved Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird, Polpis, Nantucket, MA, entire view 6



Folk Art Carved Golden Plover Decoy, Shorebird, Massachusetts
Date/Period: 1900 - SOLD


Folk Art Carved Golden Plover Decoy, Shorebird, Massachusetts, entire view

Measurement: Length: 13.5”, height: 3.75”

Material: Shoe button eyes

Condition: Good, original paint and bill; minor paint flaking on one side

Provenance: Russ & Karen Goldberger, Peter Brams Collection

Additional Information: A stylish bird…

SOLD

116-34


Folk Art Carved Golden Plover Decoy, Shorebird, Massachusetts, entire view 2

Folk Art Carved Golden Plover Decoy, Shorebird, Massachusetts, entire view 3

Folk Art Carved Golden Plover Decoy, Shorebird, Massachusetts, entire view 4

Folk Art Carved Golden Plover Decoy, Shorebird, Massachusetts, entire view 5

Folk Art Carved Golden Plover Decoy, Shorebird, Massachusetts, entire view 6



Folk Art, Carving, Songbird
Date/Period: 1880-1930 - SOLD


Folk Art, Carving, Songbird, entire view

Measurement: Height: 3.75"; length: 5.5"; width: 2"

Material: Carved wood, polychrome, wire legs

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Superbly carved, displays great detail and paint, open beak,
metal button eyes. Nice!

SOLD

928-132


Folk Art, Carving, Songbird, entire view 2

Folk Art, Carving, Songbird, entire view 3



Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy
Probably Long Island, New York
Date/Period: 1880-1900 - SOLD


Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view

Measurement: Height of bird: 12.5”, Height on stand: 25"

Material: Softwood body, hardwood “root head”

Condition: A neat working period “make-do” copper brace to side of neck at juncture of
the body; crack in the side of bird expertly filled and blended. Original paint.

Additional Information: A very good folk art sculpture, this specie, of this quality, age
and originality are scarcely encountered. …displays a wonderful surface.

Provenance: Kelter-Malce Antiques, New York, NY; “The Folk Art Collection of Peter
Brams”, New York; David Schorsch and Eileen Smiles, Woodbury, Connecticut.

SOLD

1002-345


Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view 2

Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view 3

Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view 4

Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, entire view 5

Egret Decoy, Carved and Painted Wooden Shorebird Confidence Decoy Probably Long Island, New York, detail view



Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky
Anonymous
Date/Period: Circa 1900 - SOLD


Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view

Measurement: Height: 9"; length: 26"; width: 11"

Material: Pine, traces of original paint

Condition: Age fissure to base of neck where let-into the body, only traces of paint
remain.

Additional Information: At 26-inches long…a very folky bird.

SOLD

1414-2


Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 2

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 3

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 4

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 5

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, entire view 6

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, head view

Antique, Decoy, Loon, Maine, Large and Folky Anonymous, bottom view



Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint
Date/Period: 1900-1920 - SOLD


Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 9.25"; length: 21.5"; width: 9.5"

Material: Pine, polychrome

Condition: Very good, some paint thinning consistent with age and use; one taxidermist
eye may be replaced, else fine.

Additional Information: Carved and painted Canada goose decoy with glass eyes
displaying good lines and surface. Trivial wood loss to front edge of lid above keyhole
now worn smooth displaying a rich patina…simply wear from use/handling. A knot is
absent at rear of lid.

SOLD

1335-25


Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 2

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 3

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 4

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 5

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, entire view 6

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, detail view

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, bottom view

Antique Decoy, Canada Goose, Prince Edward Island, Original Paint, bottom detail




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