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Early 20th Century Carved Hand Painted Decoy
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century carved hand painted decoy circa 1920. Hand painted scandinavian decoy duck, black and white paint scheme with yellow eyes. Later fitted with shaped polysterene ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Folk Art Decoys

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Wood, Paint

Set of Three Carved Wood Decoys
Located in Cheshire, GB
Set of three carved wood decoys hand-painted and inset with amber glass eyes. Dimensions Height 7.5 inches Width 5.5 inches Depth 16 inches.
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Early 20th Century British Decoys

Materials

Pine

Early 20th Century Hand Painted Duck Decoy Antique German
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Found in Germany at an estate sale, this hand carved and hand painted duck decoy is perfect for the collector. Well used by a previous hunter the paint has faded through time althoug...
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1910s German Folk Art Vintage Decoys

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Wood, Paint

American Vintage Toleware Metal Goose Decoy Table Sculpture
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Painted toleware metal goose decoy table sculpture, America, 1930s The metal decoy is seated in basic custom made oval wooden base.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decoys

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Metal

Large Early 20th Century Scandinavian Hand Painted Decoy Duck
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Large early 20th century Scandinavian hand painted decoy duck, circa 1920. Slightly larger than the normal, this is a Fine example of Scandinavian hand painted Folk Art. Hand ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Folk Art Decoys

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Wood

American Decoy The Invention by Peoria Riverfront Museum, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
American Decoy: The Invention by Peoria Riverfront Museum. Peoria Riverfront Museum, 2019. For an exhibition February 2, 2019 - May 2, 2019. 1st Ed Hardcover with dust jacket. This d...
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2010s American Decoys

Materials

Paper

Hand-Carved Mounted Duck Decoy
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand carved mounted duck decoy.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Decoys

Materials

Wood

Hand Carved and Painted Large Vintage French Wood Duck Decoy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic early to mid-20th century handmade duck decoy. Beautiful, rich patina that comes with age. Well carved and has what appears to be glass eyes. From an extensive collec...
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Mid-20th Century French Folk Art Decoys

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Glass, Wood

Proteo Uno by Andres Monnier
Located in Geneve, CH
Proteo Uno by Andres Monnier Dimensions: Height: 10 - 20 cm, Width: 3 - 8 cm, Length: 5 - 10 cm Materials: Nero Marquina Different dimensions available. Piece inspired by Prot...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decoys

Materials

Other

Grouping of Five Hand-Painted and Carved American Folk Art Fish Decoys
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Group of five Folk Art fish decoys composed of painted tinned iron sheet metal or aluminum fins and tails and carved wooden weighted lead bodies, some with applied eyes; others with ...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Vintage Canada Goose Decoy on Custom Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage American Canada Goose decoy on custom stand. The goose is constructed with a carved wood and painted head, and a painted tin body.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decoys

Materials

Tin

Set of 6 Hand Carved and Painted Shorebird Decoys
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Hand carved and painted shorebirds by Wayne Baker. Grouping of six wood shore birds with tacked eyes. Each mounted to white wash stand and signed underside. Very neat collection disp...
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1990s American Decoys

Materials

Wood

Mason Premier Grade Bluebill Drake, circa 1920
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique Mason Premier Grade Bluebill Drake Decoy, circa 1920, having head with glass eyes and carved mandible, nares and nail on bill, attached to hollow carved two part body (seam i...
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1920s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

Materials

Wood

Hand-Carved Currituck Swan
Located in Sheffield, MA
This is handmade by a nationally famous decoy maker in the southeast. His work is displayed in the American Folk Art Museum in NYC. He does pieces for Painted Porch, as well. This is...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Decoys

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Wood

Mason Standard Grade Painted Eye Mallard Hen Decoy, circa 1910
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique Mason Standard Grade Painted Eye Mallard Hen Decoy, circa 1910, having head with carved and painted eyes, attached to solid carved body with slightly protruding breast. In mo...
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1910s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

Materials

Wood

Early Original Painted Decoy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine rustic original painted decoy is in great condition as found. Holes underneath not sure why but as found. Wonderful patina.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Decoys

Materials

Wood

20th Century Sleeping Canada Goose Decoy
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful 20th century American life-size sleeping Canada Goose decoy with its original paint, a removable head and neck, and glass eyes, on a custom steel mount.
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20th Century American Country Decoys

Materials

Wood

Oscar Peterson Minnow Decoy Repainted by Jess Ramey, circa 1930
By Oscar Peterson
Located in Nantucket, MA
Oscar Peterson Minnow Decoy repainted by Jess Ramey, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930, an early Period II Peterson working ice fishing decoy that received an in-use working repaint by ...
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1920s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Miniature Original Painted Swan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine hand-carved and painted swan is in fine condition. This bird is most unusual form.
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Mid-20th Century American Country Decoys

Materials

Pine

Late 19th Century Working Shorebird Decoy
Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
Late 19th century working shorebird decoy found in his original painted finish, unusually with his original iron beak, France, circa 1890. Later bespoke stand, measurement not inc st...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Decoys

Materials

Wood

Emil Milan 1981 Cherry Wood Triple Bird Sculpture Thompson PA Studio Craft
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Rare form. Nice example of Emil Milan's sculpture work. Signed, Date with Location.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Decoys

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Cherry

Early 20th Century English Folk Art Decoy Duck Form
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century English Folk Art decoy duck form A working example of an early 20th century English Folk Art decoy. Hand carved from wood, with lead weight still in place at the ...
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1920s British Folk Art Vintage Decoys

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Pine

Antique English King Charles Cavalier Hand-Painted Dog Doorstop
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Form meets function with this King Charles Cavalier doorstop. This iconic English dog is believed to be made from plaster or similar material and is filled with sand. The pup wears a...
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20th Century English Victorian Decoys

Materials

Paint

19th Century German Hand Carved and Painted Decoy Ducks
Located in Hastings, GB
A beautiful pair of decoy ducks, hand carved and painted, these originate from Germany and date to the later half of the 19th century. In super used condition with the most fantastic...
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1870s German Folk Art Antique Decoys

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Wood

Hand Carved and Painted Large Vintage Wood Duck Decoy, Early 20th Century
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic early to mid-20th century handmade duck decoy with a swivel neck and glass eyes. Would be a great addition to any collection or eye-catching stand-alone accent piece ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decoys

Materials

Wood, Paint

Hen Merganser Hunting Decoy attributed to John Dawson Folk Art, Americana
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Carved and polychromed wood; retains original painted surface. Glass Eyes. Attributed to John Dawson, Trenton, New Jersey, 1900-1925. Dawson worked as a kiln operator at the Scamme...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Decoys

Pair of Early 20th Century American Eider Duck Decoys
Located in Chicago, IL
A special and whimsical pair of early 20th century American hands-carved wood Eider Duck decoys with black and white painted bodies and eyes.
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1920s American Country Vintage Decoys

Materials

Wood

Beige Matryoshka by Pete Pongsak
Located in Geneve, CH
Beige Matryoshka by Pete Pongsak Unique piece 2018 Materials: Emerald onyx Dimensions: Biggest: Diameter 16.5 x height 35 cm Smallest: Diameter 4 x height 8.5 cm Italy 5 R...
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2010s English Modern Decoys

Materials

Onyx

Set of 5 Hand Carved and Painted Shorebird Decoys
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Flock of Wayne Baker (Virginia) shorebird decoys. Painted wood consisting of two schematic swans and three flying egrets painted in the round. Each is mounted to a wooden base. Signe...
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1980s American Vintage Decoys

Materials

Wood

Green Matryoshka by Pete Pongsak
Located in Geneve, CH
Green Matryoshka by Pete Pongsak Unique piece 2018 Materials: Emerald onyx Dimensions: Biggest: Diameter 16.5 x height 35 cm Smallest: Diameter 4 x height 8.5 cm, Italy 5 R...
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2010s English Modern Decoys

Materials

Onyx

Set of Five Small American Folk Art Fish Decoys
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Group of five Folk Art fish decoys composed of painted tinned iron sheet metal or aluminum fins and tails and carved wooden weighted lead bodies, some with applied eyes; others with ...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

Materials

Lead

Vintage Canada Goose Decoy on Custom Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage American Canada Goose decoy on custom stand. The goose is constructed with a carved wood and painted head, and a painted tin body.
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Early 20th Century North American Rustic Decoys

Materials

Tin

Antique Set of Four Lark Mirrors for Fowling, circa 1800-1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
This is a set of four lark mirrors which have been used for fowling. Birds are frightened by turning the wooden piece on top of the tools. Displayed on a large piece of root wood. ...
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Early 20th Century German Black Forest Decoys

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Wood

Nantucket Carved Sperm Whale by William Dickson, 1967
Located in Nantucket, MA
Vintage hand carved sperm whale by Nantucket artist William J. Dickson, 1967, a smoothly carved pine sperm whale with upraised flukes and open mouth exposing teeth, mounted on weathe...
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1960s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

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Pine

Early 20th Century Hand Crafted Mechanical Mallard Decoy
Located in Nantucket, MA
Rare Early 20th Century Hand Crafted Mechanical Mallard Duck Decoy, circa 1920s, by an unknown "factory" decoy maker. The decoy bears a close resemblance to the Evans Standard Grade ...
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Early 20th Century American Sporting Art Decoys

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Wood

Set of Three Vintage Decoys with Custom Wall Mounts
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of three charing early 20th century American hand-carved wood duck decoys with their original lead weights, one with the rope still wrapped around it, and all with custom wall ...
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Early 20th Century American Country Decoys

Materials

Wood

Red Matryoshka by Pete Pongsak
Located in Geneve, CH
Red Matryoshka by Pete Pongsak Unique piece 2018 Materials: Red onyx Dimensions: Biggest: Diameter 16.5 x height 35 cm Smallest: Diameter 4 x height 8.5 cm Italy 5 Russian...
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2010s English Modern Decoys

Materials

Onyx

Pair of Long Island Canadian Geese Decoys, circa 1910
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful pair of long island decoys. Carved from solid pine and in fantastic condition. Purchased from and Estate in Watermill N.Y., they have been in a private collection ever sinc...
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1910s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

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Wood, Pine, Paint

Mallard Drake Miniatures on Shield by John Lee Baldwin
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
By John Lee Baldwin (1867-1938). Babylon, NY. See write up in 1935 outdoor life. Shield plaque with 5 half-bodied Mallard drakes. Duck size 3" x 6". We acquired a collection of 17 pi...
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1930s American Vintage Decoys

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Wood

Early 20th Century Folk Art German Carved Bird of Prey
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century Folk Art German carved bird of prey We are proud to offer a rare example of a Folk Art German painted wooden life size bird of prey based on a fungus display wa...
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1930s German Folk Art Vintage Decoys

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Wood

Silver Articulated Koi Fishing Lure with Chain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Decorative silver (probably sterling) Koi fishing lure from Japan. A lovely piece to add to your decorative story on the desk, shelf, or perhaps in the kitchen. A wonderful patinated...
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20th Century Anglo-Japanese Decoys

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Silver

Martha's Vineyard Goldeneye Hen Decoy by Frank Richardson, circa 1920
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique Martha's Vineyard Goldeneye Hen Decoy by Frank Richardson, from Anthier's Pond in Edgartown (now called Sengekontacket Pond), circa 1910-1920, having a carved head with glass...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decoys

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Wood

Michigan Bob-Tail Style Cork Canvasback Drake Decoy, circa 1940s-1950s
Located in Nantucket, MA
Michigan Bob-Tail style cork canvasback drake decoy, circa 1940s-1950s, an extremely intriguing decoy with a large, superbly carved wooden head with elegant contours, eye grooves, gl...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

Materials

Wood, Cork

Shorebird Fattie Decoy
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful Long Island flattie decoy of a shorebird. Likely a Golden Plover, it is carved from solid pine board and in wonderful weathered condition. The elegant simplicity of the bir...
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1910s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

Materials

Wood, Pine

Rose Passion Vase by Daum, 1990s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rose passion vase by Daum, 1990s.
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1920s French Provincial Vintage Decoys

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Crystal

Hand Carved Folk Art Wooden Duck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folk Art hand carved wooden duck - a wonderful piece! One of our favorite pieces, the life size shape and graceful angle of the neck give the piece perfection of character - He can b...
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20th Century Folk Art Decoys

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Wood

Small Shell Encrusted Owl, Philippines
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A small shell encrusted owl created by hand from seashells. This piece depicts a bird, sitting upon a perch, with small eyes and plumage decorated from different color seashells. ...
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Mid-20th Century Philippine Folk Art Decoys

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Shell

Ira Hudson Canada Goose Decoy
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Hollow Canada goose decoy, attributed to Ira Hudson, of Chincoteague, VA. Hollow, with original paint - in as found condition. Chip shots and age to spare. Period: First quarter o...
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Early 20th Century American Decoys

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Wood

American Swan Decoy or Sculpture of Painted Wood
Located in Austin, TX
A fine American confidence decoy or sculpture of a swan featuring a carved and painted wooden head and body. A great example of American folk art - graceful lines and handsome des...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decoys

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Paint, Wood

Hays Grand Prix Pair Mallard Decoys
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Hays grand prix pair of mallards on Mason bodies. Exceptional paint. Priced as a pair. Wear consistent with use adds to the age of the set. Period circa 1924 Origin: Detroit, Michi...
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1920s American Vintage Decoys

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Wood

Early 20th Century Hand Painted Duck Decoy Antique, German
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Found in Germany at an estate sale, this hand carved and hand painted duck decoy is perfect for the collector. Well used by a previous hunter the paint has faded through time althoug...
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Early 20th Century German Folk Art Decoys

Materials

Wood, Paint

American Folk Art Carved Fish Decoy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
American Folk Art hand-carved and painted fish decoy with a fishing line in its mouth (ca. 1940s, USA). Natural patina, crazing, and paint loss present - the red base coat can be see...
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1940s American Vintage Decoys

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Wood, Paint

Hand-Carved Mounted Duck Decoy
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand carved mounted duck decoy.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Decoys

Materials

Wood

Carrara and Brass Censer by Saccal Design House
Located in Geneve, CH
Carrara and brass censer by Saccal Design House Dimensions: L 21 x W 13 x H 8 cm Materials: Carrara and Brass Saccal Design House, located in Beirut Lebanon, was founded in 2014...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Decoys

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Carrara Marble

19th C Target Shoot Duck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century original painted target shoot Duck.
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Late 19th Century American Adirondack Antique Decoys

Materials

Iron

Antique American Duck Decoy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique American Duck Decoy, well carved and polychromed with inset glass eyes and a partially carved/hollowed out bottom. This work measures 16" W x 7.5" H x 6"D.  
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decoys

Materials

Wood, Glass

Rare 19th Century Adirondack Duck / Sneak Boat in Old Blue Paint
Located in New York, NY
Rare 19th century Adirondak duck / sneak boat in old blue paint. Rare because these boats were made from solid wood and unless protected have all but rotted. It has a spectacular old...
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1890s American Adirondack Antique Decoys

Materials

Wood

Classic Maine Eider Drake Decoy, circa 1920s
Located in Nantucket, MA
Classic antique Maine Eider Drake Decoy, circa 1920s, with head tucked back in contented posture. Decoy is in well worn original paint with touch-ups to the black areas. The neck has...
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1920s American Folk Art Vintage Decoys

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Wood

Vintage, New and Antique Decoys

Vintage, new and antique decoys have become fashionable decor in modern homes.

The history of decoy ducks, shorebirds, geese and other waterfowl as part of the folk art tradition stretches back thousands of years. Tule duck decoys made between 400 B.C. and 100 A.D. by Indigenous people for use in hunting have been found in Nevada that are similar to decoys still in use today.

Waterfowl decoys are now often made of plastic and foam, but vintage duck decoys from the mid-19th to early 20th century were frequently made of wood. Canvas duck decoys were popularized from the 1920s to ’40s as a lightweight alternative. These folk art pieces feature hand-painted feathers and long, flat bodies, lending themselves well to display in living rooms on shelves and in cabinets.

One of the fascinating aspects of handcrafted waterfowl decoys is their regional variation to match the local birds. For example, German decoys are regularly decorated with green and gray paints, making them look like mallard ducks. Scandinavian decoys are typically black and white, resembling the common eider.

Either option could be a rustic treasure for one’s home, adding a touch of eclectic art to any room. Browse antique, new and vintage decoys on 1stDibs today.

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