M084: Feather Collage of Hanging Game Dated 1872

A most unique assemblage or collage on board using the actual pelts of snipe to give the appearance of hanging game. The actual full feather pelts of two snipe are arranged to resemble the complete birds with the legs, bills and hanging string painted in. Signed in the lower right corner and dated 1872. The initials or signature are illegible. The board measures approximately 14" x 19.25". The original antique stained oak frame with gilt border measures approximately 19" x 25" overall. A very rare and appealing piece of art!

Price: $975.00

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M143: Addison Thomas Millar Oil Painting on Board

Finely detailed oil on artist board trompe l'oeil nature morte painting of a pair of hanging wood ducks by Addison Thomas Millar (1860-1913), New York, signed lower left corner, "A. T. Millar 1879". Light crackle with retouch to abrasions at the top edge of the painting. The 12.25" x 17.875" painting is set in its original 17.5" x 23" antique stained oak frame. Formerly in the Bob Timberlake collection. SOLD

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M144: Ida Hanson Oil Painting on Canvas

Signed oil on canvas trompe l'oeil nature morte painting of a pair of hanging shoveler ducks by Ida Hanson, American school, late 19th century. Light crackle with professionally restoration at areas of flaking in the background. The 15.125" x 19.125" painting is set in a 21" x 25" faux burl and gilt wood frame. Formerly in the Bob Timberlake collection. SOLD

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M146: Francois Joseph Huygens Oil Paintings on Panels

Fine oil on panel nature morte paintings of hanging game by Belgian painter Francois Joesph Huygens (1820-1908), signed and dated 1867. One is of a mallard with 2 larks and a powder flask. The second is of a hare, Hungarian (gray) partridge and muzzle-loaded shotgun. Each still life is painted against a landscape background. Each is 7.5" x 9" in matching 12" x 13.5" burl-veneer frames with gilded borders. The artist's seals are on the back of the panels. Both paintings have slight abrasions at the edges, perhaps with light touchup, and some crackle. Formerly in the Bob Timberlake collection. SOLD

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D0669: William Jaggard English Wood Pigeon Decoy

Near-mint wood pigeon decoy by William Jaggard of Elveden, Suffolk, United Kingdom, circa late 2nd quarter, 20th century. In unused condition, this stylish pigeon has carved shoulders and wings, a cast metal bill and glass eyes. Painted in the species' fall plumage, the full-bodied carving measures just under 14" in length, 3.75" in width and 3" in depth at the breast. Jaggard continued the carving business of his father-in-law and mentor, James Rolph. Similar in time frame to North American waterfowl and shorebird decoys, wood pigeon decoys have been used in the United Kingdom since the latter half of the 1800s with examples ranging from the deeply carved examples sold by Trulock and Harriss and R. Ward Co. to the more stylized examples of Jaggard, Harry Boddy and Robert Lange. Judging from the number of examples found today, Jaggard, along with the Rolph family, Boddy and Ted Grace, was one of England's most prolific makers. See my other website, www.woodpigeondecoys.com, dedicated to the identification and documentation of these decoys and their carvers for additional information. SOLD

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D0494: Ohio Mallard Drake Decoy

A most appealing piece of folk art! Solid-bodied mallard drake decoy by an unknown Ohio maker, circa 1st quarter, 20th century. The duck is in original paint with alligatoring and some light bubbling, particularly on the right side of the head. There is also a tight crack at the top of the neck. Very pleasing, richly-colored finish with a nice patina. The decoy has tack eyes and three heavy lead weights inset into the bottom. Found outside of Columbus, Ohio, but based on the heavy weighting, I believe it was made for rough water, perhaps Lake Erie. It is approximately 16" long. 5.5" wide and 7.5" high. SOLD

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D0597/D0598: Pair of Ben Yeargan Mallard Decoys

Stylishly painted mallard drake and hen decoys by Ben Yeargan of North St. Louis, MO, circa 1938. Yeargan (1896-1973), for many years a sports writer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, is one of the few documented carvers from Missouri. Hunting the Missouri River, he made two rigs of decoys, one in 1932 and one in 1938. This pair is from the latter rig. The glass-eyed decoys are in original condition, including the original keels for river hunting, with some flaking and wear. The initials "B.Y." are painted under the bills. The bodies are made of cork, coated with a filler/sealer of Yeargan's design. Each measures about 16.5" in length, 6" in width and 6.25" in height, exclusive of the keels. SOLD

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D0589: Herter's Mallard Drake Decoy

Model #963CM Perfect hollow-carved mallard drake decoy by Herter's, Inc., Waseca, MN, circa 1939. Made of cedar, this decoy was one of the earliest in the line. It was made for Herter's by Artistic Woodcarving of Chicago. Only 20 dozen (these decoys are quite rare) black ducks and mallard pairs were made, as the bottom boards tended to separate from the body and leak. Heavily carved, with excellent patinated original paint and and measuring nearly 14" in length, this is one of the finest examples known to exist. There is a copper hunter's tag on the bottom (Walter L. Peters, Marysville, RFD-1, PA) The decoy is pictured on pg. 430 of Minnesota Duck Decoys by Doug Lodermeier. SOLD

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