American large accountant’s desk in cherry with original red stain from New England with lift lid, numerous cubbyholes and beautiful legs and stretchers. Designed for book-keeper or accountant to work either standing or at high stool. Slight warp to lid, but otherwise very good overall original condition with wonderful in use wear marks. Interesting provenance: note in desk that it was originally owned by Benjamin Bacon of Sunderland, VT and given to Dr. George A. Russell in settlement of a doctor’s bill.
Pair of carved wood Long-tailed duck decoys with glass eyes, c. 1950. Hen is in preening position; drake is in swimming position and is branded “SS” on bottom. The Long-tailed duck , formerly known as the Old Squaw duck, is a small, delicately shaped bird that breeds in summer in arctic regions and winters off northern coasts. Its size and shape belie its toughness, as it can dive to depths of 200 feet and spends huge amount of its time under water. These ducks gather in large flocks and make an almost constant chatter.
Dimensions: 10" h x 13" w x 5.5" d