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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 324

    AN OVERSIZED MALLARD DRAKE

    BURLINGTON, IOWA, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    AN OVERSIZED MALLARD DRAKE
    Burlington, Iowa, circa 1900
    Hollow carved with turned head and paddle tail, with good paint detail
    Original paint protected by an old coat of varnish, very minor wear, small chip in end of tail
    17¼ in. long


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    Believed to have been made by a member of the Scholer family, carpenters who built the famous "Swiss House" overlooking the Mississippi River in Burlington