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Carved and Painted Wooden Figural Whirligig

Auction:
2431
Lot:
272
Sold for:
$5,333$4,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Carved and Painted Wooden Figural Whirligig, America, late 19th/early 20th century, depicting a man wearing a hat made of sheet iron with a leather band over his hair made of horsehair, holding an apple and walking stick, standing next to a basket of apples and a windmill with fish finial, painted light blue, white, and black, with vestiges of red, original surface, (no stand), ht. 18 1/2 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Weathered surface.
the figure''s total height is 12 7/8 inches, not counting the dowel.

Keywords

Dowel, Leather, Whirligig

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