A rare vintage decoy made by Sam Barnes of Havre de Grace, MD. This is a true classic from the Cheapeake Bay area.
The body is in excellent condition with only minor scuffs. The decoy is a terrific hand-chopped Canvasback Drake in the pure and true early Barnes style with a long body, straight sides, and flat areas on the sides of the face and down the front of the bill. This is a great large-size Canvasback measuring approx 16 in long and 6.5 in wide. Barnes was the carver who helped Madison Mitchell with his start according to the Havre de Grace Museum. The item "Canvasback Drake Duck Decoy C.
Barnes Chesapeake Bay" is in sale since Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "valuejack" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bermuda.