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.
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 Curlew
Running curlew 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...24”l.
Charles Spiron Red Knot
Running red knot 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...9”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.
Obediah Verity Peep
Wonderful running peep by this well known carver from Seaford, Long Island circa 1870's...wear and shot scars on surface with outstanding paint...carved eyes, raised and crossed wings...bill is original with some paint loss...approximately 8”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.
Charles Clark Yellowlegs
Classic yellowlegs by this well known carver from Chincoteague, Virginia...worn original paint with hat pin eyes, raised wings with prominent ridge down back, shot scars and wear in some places to wood...original bill that is mortised through the head...10"l.
Charles Spiron Yellowlegs
Preening yellowlegs 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...10”l.
Well done decorative yellowlegs with Taylor written under driftwood base...carver was from Newburyport, Massachusetts...beautiful original paint with drop wings and nice deliniation...circa 1960's...stands almost 12"h including base.
Davison Hawthorne Woodcock
Inquisitive and early woodcock by this well known carver from Southern Delaware...realistic carving depicting a foraging bird looking for food...wonderful paint that has mellowed to a warm patina...wire legs and painted feet...signed on underside circa 1950's...6”t including base.
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.
Early unknown plover from the eastern shore of VA...worn original paint with beautiful detail still visible...original bill that is mortised through the head...split tail with Joe French ink stamp on underside...purchased by French from Bill Mackey in December 1956...10"l.
Knotts Island Dowitcher
Unknown dowitcher from Knotts Island similar to those shown in "Shorebird Decoys of North Carolina"...chip carved body with iron bill...outstanding paint with possible touch up to defect in wood on one side...wonderful warm patina...11"l.
North Carolina Yellowlegs
Primitive yellowlegs from North Carolina with slightly turned head...underside has been planed slightly where the dowel hole enters the body...original paint and bill with shot scars and expected wear...11"l.
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.
Long Island Plover
Unknown plover from Long Island similar to those made by William Southard from Bellport...worn original paint with carved eyes and expected wear...looks to have originally had two legs...note the square holes next to round hole in bottom...also has hole in tail for carrying to and from the blind...9.5"l.
Alvah Hamilton (attr.) Dowitcher
Early beach bird attributed to Alvah Hamilton, Sr. who was born in Atlantic, NC...he made a stand of birds between 1900-1910 that were used by him...worn to bare wood with an original wooden bill...loaded with shot scars and wear to wood...9"l.
Judge Lambert Morris Red Knot
Nice "beach robin" by this who was born in Atlantic, NC...after attending law school, he returned to become a judge...appealing paint with shot scar that damaged bill...probably from around 1930's or 40's...pleasing Carteret County shorebird...9"l.