Even as an adult, with a formal art education, at Toronto Art School, and other tools at his disposal, Tyler continued using simple, traditional tools to produce aesthetically pleasing, functional decoys by the hundreds, to fulfill a great demand by local hunters, gunning clubs and tourists.Y330 Early 19th century Pennsylvania Blanket Chest, resting on a frame, with a small turned leg, molded top and bottom of frame, two dovetailed drawers, an a blind dovetailed case, all original with wonderful dry blue paint B283 One gallon cobalt decorated stoneware pitcher Baltimore Maryland origin, Peter Herman maker stamped.The Desk still retains it original red wash paint on the interior and exterior Sold!
l RM685 White Swan Decoy carved by Joe Racine from Elkton MD.
Joe has is own folk art style he adds to every bird He carves, this swan has a layered hollow pegged together body, with a long pegged on head.
Ira is undoubtedly Chincoteague, Virginia's most famous decoy maker.
During the first half of the 20th century, he made thousands of working decoys T346 Pennsylvania original green painted Cutlery Tray , with a nice high handle, the inside of the tray is showing wear from use, flared sided, nailed construction with square head nails.
C523 Rare James Holly 1855- 1935 Have De Grace Maryland, youngest Son to Daddy Holly, A boat builder and craftmans by trade.
This rare high neck canvasback drake, was professional cleaned to the original paint, Iron Keel weight, wonderful form and condition RM658 Lloyd Tyler (1898-1971) from Crisfield, Maryland, carved his first decoy when he was twelve years old, using a spokeshave, a pocket knife, and a hatchet.
The protruding stave-handles are arched and have cutout handholds.
X172 Sam Barn canvasback Hen Havre De Grace born 1847 died 1926 This Decoy is some of Sam's earliest work from 1890- 1900 , in early repaint, the Decoy is in excellent condition with no cracks in neck or body.
C436 19th century York Pennsylvania over hanging drawer Drysink, in the dry original oyster white paint, high cut out foot, retains the old natural patina on the interior. one board bottom, the drawers is square head nailed. C446 19th century New England ten drawer Apothecary, with beautiful old oyster gray paint, resting on four gracefully turned feet, applied molding around the top as well as the bottom.