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Carved and Painted Female Eider Decoy

Auction:
2880B
Lot:
532
Sold for:
$554$450

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2880B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Carved and Painted Female Eider Decoy, possibly Maine, early 20th century, with glass tack eyes, old paint, incised carving to delineate wings and tail feathers, (losses to paint, roughness and losses to tail), lg. 20 3/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,200


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Bird anatomy, Feather, Folk art, Woodcarving

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