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Antique primitive wooden doll 14" 1830 early bed post folkart

Antique primitive wooden doll 14" 1830 early bed post folkart


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Dolls: Pre 1900: Item # 1294815

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Harvard
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978+456+8729

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 $975.00 
Large early folk art wooden doll. She is very likely a bed post doll from an early hired man's bed. She has a hand carved face with the hint of a smile. Her nose is a triangle and her eyes formed with the tip of a knife. On the top of her head she has holes where hair or a bonnet was attached. There is no evidence that she ever had arms. With her neck defined she can wear almost any dress or a simple draw string gathered piece of material. She is 14" tall with the loss of about 1/2" to the bottom of her right leg. She has been used as a hammer sometime in her life. I can think of many possibilities but will spare you. She made it through so that is the good news. She is a powerful example of a very early primitive wooden doll. P.S. The string around her neck is just that an old string and I didn't cut it off. It is not hiding anything and the doll is all one piece of wood.