Welcome to Dravo Avenue Antiques! Collecting antiques for more than a decade, we specialize in folk art, Americana, quality bird decoys and vintage comic books. Most items offered for sale come from our personal collection. We strive to add new items weekly and you can follow us on Instagram at dravoaveantiques.Thanks for looking and happy collecting! Offered for sale is an antique hand carved canvasback decoy circa 1900.
The body is attributed to Sam Barnes of Havre de Grace, Md. I believe the head is original to the body, but it does not look like Sams work. However, according to J Evans McKinney in his book Decoys of the Susquehanna Flats, A number of Sam Barnes canvasback decoys have quite differently carved original heads than those made by Sam. These heads are the work of his brother, John Barnes.
This decoy also bears the GRACE brand, for the famous gunning scow. Body measures about 13 long x 6 wide. Old working paint, nice addition to your Upper Bay or branded decoy collection. The item "Canvasback Duck Decoy Havre de Grace Md Branded Atrributed to Sam Barnes" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2021.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "shap27iup" and is located in Beaver, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.