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Guyette and Schmidt, St. Michaels, Maryland

933 Talbot Street
St. Michaels , Maryland
Tel: 410 745 0085's insider take:

Located on a major flyway, the vast Chesapeake wetlands have long been a hotbed for duck hunters who used wooden decoys to lure their winged quarry. The hand-whittled and painstakingly painted works have become highly collectible folk art, at prices even approaching six figures (the cost of an early-20th-century decoy by noted Massachusetts carver Joseph Lincoln still embedded with large-gauge shot). This gallery, which belongs to the world's leading decoy-auction firm, has an excellent inventory of antique and contemporary decoys from makers across North America.

Open Tuesdays through Fridays 10 am to 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm.

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