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Great carnival knockdown cat named Nell 13" painted face 19th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1334484

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I like carnival knock down cats and this is one of the best. She is made from canvas with a heavy black oil paint. The paint is old and dry with no shine; are really nice old surface.The face is painted on both sides. She has big round green eyes on one side and on the other she has big round yellow green eyes. She has a painted nose and mouth on both sides and faint whiskers showing! She at one time had big white painted spots and painted front legs that are faded or just plain dirty. Maybe a good wash would bring some of it out. She is very firmly stuffed and has a large wooden base...see picture. Nailed on to her wooden base is a very wide band of leather with her name NELL painted on it. It looks original and only goes half way around. She is 13 1/2" tall and is in very good condition. She is a wonderful folk art cat circa 1870-80