Cecil Goodspeed Yellowlegs
Fantastic yellowlegs by Cecil Goodspeed of Duxbury, Massachusetts...beautiful original paint with minor wear...honest New England shorebird by the son of David Goodspeed...circa 1915...includes wooden stand...9.5"h.
Cigar Daisey Yellowlegs
Tucked head version of this highly sought after species from this Chincoteague, Virginia legend...outstanding paint enhanced by raised wings, drop tail and detailed bill carving...signed and branded on the underside of bird...signed clam shell base included...9”t.
Obediah Verity Peep
Extremely rare peep from this Seaford, Long Island maker in original condition with wear and shot scars…carved eyes and raised wings are his trademarks..."GNG 74" on bottom for Gary & Nikki Giberson, who purchased it from Bud Ward...circa 1870's…about 7.5”l.
deGavre Great Blue Heron
Exceedingly rare miniature great blue heron by this well known carver from Onancock, VA with life like posture and attitude...carved and raised wings with additional drop wing carving…paint has mellowed from years on the shelf...signed under driftwood base...6”H.
Frank Finney Curlew
Curlew in the style of Charles Clark from Chincoteague, Virginia...paint has been aged to appear old...fantastic surface and patina as you would expect from the "duck doctor"...unsigned...stand not included...15”l.
Verity Family Plover
Early black bellied plover from this well known Seaford, Long Island family in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1880's...outstanding original paint and original bill with great form...approximately 9”l.
Ira Hudson Yellowlegs
Exceptional form highlights this raised wing yellowlegs from the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1900...surface is wonderful and accents the plump body style...bill is doweled through the head...approximately 9”l.
Charles Spiron Golden Plover
Running golden plover with soft patina that has been painstakingly aged to appear older than it is...glass eyes and inserted bill made from ash...raised and delineated wings enhance a classic form that harkens back to a bygone era...other examples available..."Spiron" carved on underside...11”l.
Charles Spiron Plover
Oversize Long Island style black belly plover by this notable carver from Currituck, NC whose work has been displayed at Winterthur and Williamsburg...inserted eyes and bill made from ash...raised wings enhanced by softened oil paints..."Spiron" carved on underside...13”l.
John Dilley Dowitcher
Rare species in spring plumage from this highly acclaimed carver from Quogue, Long Island circa 1880's...outstanding and highly refined original paint and bill...some wear and shot scars to surface...approximately 10”l.
Townson Ruddy Turnstone
Exceedingly rare species from this well known family from Toronto Harbor circa 1880...wear and shot scars to surface with professional restortation to tiny holes in breast...bill is slightly blunted...approximately 8.5”l.
Luther Lee Nottingham Dowitcher
Extremely rare short billed dowitcher from Cobb's Station on the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1880's...surface is wonderful and accents the chip carving utilized…split tail...approximately 11”l.
Fulcher Family Beach Bird
Early beach bird from the Fulcher Family that was used on Portsmouth Island...original paint with cracking, crazing and amazing patina...original metal bill and extremely heavy wood...includes turned base...11"l.
Ocracoke Island Curlew
Wonderful folk art confidence decoy from Ocracoke Island, NC...original paint with wear...neck and body don't appear to fit just right but looks original...includes architectural stand...12"l.
Wonderful folk art confidence decoy from the south shore of Long Island...see Wm. J. Mackey, p. 203...original paint with extensive wear...split tail with remnants of painted eyes...includes antique, architectural rosette stand...12"l.