A lovely collection of fourteen antique French-painted carved wooden decoy birds made in the 1900s. The various stands were added more recently for decorative purposes, and most are mounted with iron rods and wood or cork bases. The birds with blue paint specifically come from The Camargue region, a marshland area of southern France. These charming birds would be unique additions for decorative display in a hunting cabin, study, or as playful additions to a children's bedroom.
Note the varying stands and differences in style and size and unique paint wear to each as seen in photos. Many species are represented including curlews.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Measurements approx. overall in inches:
Heights vary from 16 ¼" at tallest to 8 ¼" at lowest
Widths vary from 13" down to 7"
Depths vary from 5" down to 2 ½" cm
Measurements approx. overall in centimeters:
Heights vary from 41cm at tallest to 21 cm at lowest
Widths vary from 33cm down to 18cm
Depths vary from 13cm down to 6 cm