Lot 2053
Trio of Hatteras Shorebirds on Driftwood
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The two yellowlegs are attributed to David Willis (1870-1950) of Hatteras, North Carolina, circa 1900, carved and painted wood, wooden bills, wing relief carving. The willet was made by an unknown hand but came from the Harry Hamilton family, circa 1910, carved and painted wood, nail bill.

Length 38 in.

From the Personal Collection of Mr. Kroghie Andresen, Charlotte, North Carolina

Middle yellowlegs decoy formerly in the collection of Somers Headley.
Willet formerly in the collection of Somers Headley and he purchased it from Harry Hamilton`s wife.

David Willis was a life long Coast Guard man and was said to be fond of shooting shorebirds. His son, Roscoe Willis, also carved important shorebird decoys.

Original with moderate gunning wear.