Pook and Pook’s gallery is bursting at the seams and we need to find new homes for a whole heck of a lot of material this fall! On September 12th, 2019 we are going to start the process with an Online Only Decorative Arts Auction of 850 lots. The online auction will be conducted using the online bid platform Bidsquare, beginning at 9:00 AM EST and selling approximately 140-150 lots per hour. The sale, like all Pook and Pook auctions is very diverse with items covering a multitude of collecting fields, from silver and fine art to stoneware, furniture and folk art. My first pick of the week for this sale is a contemporary carved and painted shorebird decoy. Lot 1453 is a curlew decoy by Ian McNair. Those of you who follow decoys may well recognize the McNair name, as Ian’s father is the legendary carver Mark McNair. This decoy has great lines and a great surface. One of the more charming features is the iron beak made from a pitchfork. So who needs a new centerpiece on their mantle?
by: Jamie Shearer