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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Decoys at Auction: Day II
Auction Description:
Decoys at Auction: Day II

Decoys at Auction: Day II

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

195 lots with images

July 27, 2008

Portland, ME, USA

Outstanding one of a kind pair of decorative

Lot 259: Outstanding one of a kind pair of decorative

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Description: Outstanding, one of a kind, pair of decorative old squaw, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, 2nd quarter 20th century. Both have detailed feather carving and glass eyes. Drake has metal tail sprig. Both are signed on the undersides of the bases. Both have slightly turned heads. Original paint with good patina; short hairline crack in hen's tail; moderate paint flaking on drake's metal tail sprig; small crack in top of hen's bill.

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Rare flying mallard drake Gus Wilson South

Lot 260: Rare flying mallard drake Gus Wilson South

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Description: Rare flying mallard drake, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, 2nd quarter 20th century. Quite large, over 27" long. Feather carving on wings, carved eyes and led tail sprig. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; minor flaking on underside; small cracks; small chip in one edge of tail; filler added to several defects in the wood in the body when the decoy was made; tiny chip missing from one wing tip.

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Wonderful pair of carved and painted roosters

Lot 261: Wonderful pair of carved and painted roosters

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Description: Wonderful pair of carved and painted roosters, believed to be Pennsylvania Dutch, early 20th century. Mounted on flat wooden base with wooden wheels which are pinned to the base and turn freely. Measures roughly 7" high by roughly 7 1/2" wide. Wonderful original paint with average wear and some flaking in areas to the bare surface; some roughness to one of the beaks; one tail has a fine hairline crack; overall very good structurally.

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Pair of carved parrots attributed to Wilhelm

Lot 262: Pair of carved parrots attributed to Wilhelm

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Description: Pair of carved parrots, attributed to Wilhelm Schimmel, Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania, last quarter 19th century. Each measures roughly 6 1/2" in height. Excellent and original.

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Carved folk art eagle with outstretched wings

Lot 263: Carved folk art eagle with outstretched wings

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Description: Carved folk art eagle with outstretched wings, Henry Winter, Long Island, New York, mid 20th century. Measures 12 1/4" high including the base, 10" wide wing tip to wing tip. Exhibits chip carved surface with carved eyes, talons and beak. The maker's initials are carved into the backside of the bird. Unpaintied surface in very good structural condition.

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