Early Carved Redhead Drake Decoy
Keyes Chadwick (1851-1938), Martha's Vineyard, MA, Ca. 1900

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A desirable first period carving by the Vineyard master. Strong original paint with some in-use flaking. Head has two coats which appear to be original (early red paint wears quickly). Professional repair to the right side of its knife blade tail edge.

See a similar, although repainted, example in Murphy's "Martha's Vineyard Decoys" book, page 46.

16" long.

ITEM # 19844