Wood Decoy from 1900, from the Wm J Mackey Jr. Collection, has original stamp and tag. It is Canvasback drake by Sam Barnes Havre De Grace MD. He is 16 1/4″ has all original paint. this is an exceptional decoy and museum quality! Wood decoys first started in early 1800’s. Ever since Joel Barber, the first known decoy collector, started in 1918, decoys have become increasingly viewed as an important form of North American folk art.
1900 vintage balancing motion folk garden art. It is all heavy metal and moves great, has original paint. Measures 12″ Whimsical garden folk art has been around since 18th century. It is what gave joy and claim to their land , farmers used them as wind direction, Kids often played with them. They were works of art each piece was hand crafted and made. There is a big interest in these pieces now days. The craft is still active and alive today