Vintage Picks Of The Week – Duck, Duck, Goose

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Linda at Selective Salvage

Black Brant Decoy, circa 1930’s

What I Like About It: This bird was carved by William McLellan who is regarded one of the finest decoy makers in the Pacific Northwest. It qualifies as a piece of art in my eyes, but based on the prices I’ve seen on auction sites recently, serious collectors might also consider it a decent investment. 

How I Would Use It:   I love the simplicity of the lines on this decoy. The paint is great which means it would add a simple but elegant touch to any room. 


Rare black brant, circa 1930's. Offered by WestCoastDecoys.
Rare black brant, circa 1930’s. Offered by WestCoastDecoys.


Mason Goldeneye Drake, circa 1910

What I Like About It: It’s all about the graphics. An antique piece of wooden sculpture done in black and white. Simple but dramatic. Who could ask for more?

How I Would Use It:  I think a collection of antique wooden decoys would be a fabulous accent in a MCM home. Picture them grouped on a glass and chrome shelf. They would be stunning. 

Mason Premier Goldeneye Drake decoy, circa 1910.
Mason Premier Goldeneye Drake decoy, circa 1910. Offered by RJG Antiques.


Sun bleached Godwit, contemporary

What I Like About It: I love the fact that this decoy was hand carved by a 24 year old using old techniques and salvaged materials . Spencer Tinkham is a self-taught artist who is widely acknowledged by experts as one of the most talented wood sculptors of his generation. (I’d qualify that statement to read of “any generation”.) 

How I Would Use It:  I would display this “Tink” signed decoy as the work of art it is on a pedestal in my entry hall. 


Sun bleached Godwit, circa 2015. Offered by Tinkham Decoys
Sun bleached Godwit, circa 2015. Offered by Tinkham Decoys


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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