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Early New England Shorebird Decoys
This is a lovely pair of hand carved New England shorebird decoys. Their bodies retain an old worn paint decorated surface that shows years of use. I believe they are Sandpipers. One has a wooden beak while the other has an early nail for a beak. They stand on stiff rusted iron legs and are mounted in a newer base for display. The base measures 8" deep by 8-1/2" wide. Height to the top of the tallest bird is 14-3/4". These birds have lived in my home for almost ten years. Great form and great folk art!