Lot 1150
Allen Tillet (NC, 1906-1981), Red Head
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, this redhead has a juniper body and willow limb head, some of his decoys had cypress bodies.

Length 13 in.

From the Personal Collection of Philip and Susan Harvey

When he was a teenager, he helped his father Alfonso Tillet and uncle, Harry Hamilton build boats and carve decoys. When he retired from the Coast Guard in 1947 he carved a stand of 50-75 duck decoys. The wooden decoys had stylish root heads made out of willow limbs.

Original paint; age check in left side of the head.