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D K Nichol

 (1859 - 1949)
D. K. Nichol was active/lived in Ontario / Canada.  D Nichol is known for Duck decoy carving.

Adam (L) and David Nichol (R). Photo by H. Nichol. Courtesy of “Traditions in Wood: A History of Wildfowl Decoys in Canada”.

Biography   D. K. Nichol


David K. "Davey" Nichol (1859 - 1949)

A prominent early Canadian decoy* carver, David K. "Davey" Nichol appears to have lived and worked his whole life in Smith Falls, Ontario. He and his brother Adam (1864 - 1928) were important influences to a decoy carving dynasty in Smith Falls. The Canadian Museum of Civilization has 44 of the family's carvings in its collection. (1)

Attached below is a brief biography courtesy of The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art:

Davey Nichol lived as a bachelor with his brother Adam or "Addy" [or Addie]. The two hunted together and started carving together after they became so disgusted with their mail-order decoys that they burnt the birds in a bonfire. The decoys they carved for themselves provi   ...  Displaying 750 of 2979 characters.

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Hollow carved bluebill drake
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Extremely rare hollow carved pair of American mergansers
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