Chinese Six Panel Double Sided Painted Screen from The Republic Period. Circa 1920 – 1940. One side has figures and buildings; the other landscape and birds. Two panels are clearly end panels, as they are the only ones having hinges on the side, but the others can be used in different orders.
Provenance : From the collection of Peter Tillou of Litchfield, CT., who died recently.
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