Lot 2118
St Clair Midgett (NC, 1894-1965), Widgeon, Beans Weatherly Rig
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Rodanthe, North Carolina, circa 1920, carved and painted wood, unique swinging keel utilizing net weights, branded WHW, custom stand to accommodate and properly display the ballast.

Length 16.5 in

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

From the hunting rig of Beans Weatherly, a Ducks Unlimited pioneer in North Carolina.

A swinging ballast with lead net weights strung on a rope is attached to the bottom of a keel. This feature adds great value to the folk art appeal of this decoy.
Exhibited at Duke University Hospital 2023.

Old gunning paint with moderate gunning wear, age checks to left and right side.