Collector’s Shelf: Fitzhugh Munden (1906-1965)

By Mark Cromwell

Fitzhugh made his living on the water and operated a hunting camp on the beach side of North Back Bay near the little island coast guard station. This is the area South of Sandbridge and North of the Old False Cape Coast Guard Station.

Fitzhugh has only been credited with carving coot decoys. His decoys are made with 2 or 3 piece body construction with peg heads that are dowelled into the body.  Also on the top of the body he would groove out the wood from front to tail.

His paint pattern was very simple, white for the bill and tail black for the rest of the decoy. ​

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