Lot 2244
Melvin Tillet (NC, 1908-1951), Published Redhead
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, circa 1940, carved and painted wood, published on page 304 in Gunnin' Birds by Kroghie Andresen.

Length 18.5 in.

Melvin Tillet made some simplistic decoys but they are very appealing to the eye. They were chopped out roughly and patterned after his neighbor, Ivey Dowdy's decoys.

Original paint with craquelure to the black paint, working repair to the neck.