Egret Decoy

Probably Long Island, New York

c. 1880-1900

Primitively carved pine with “root head” and retaining the original painted finish with an early copper brace securing head to body

Ht. of figure 12”, Ht. with stand 25”, L. 19” 

An age split to the right side of the body has been filled in. 

Provenance: Kelter-Malce antiques, NY; Peter Brams; Sold, skinner February 2001, lot 1379; David Schorsch-Eileen Smiles, CT; Private Collection, NJ