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Rare and Important Train Conductor Whirligig

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Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Dimensions
H. 21.75 in;
H. 55.25 cm;
Creation Date 1860-1880
Description American, circa 1860-1880
White pine, carved, with original painted decoration, height 21 3/4 inches.

In a superb state of preservation. The figure has a wonderfully detailed face with large handle bar mustache, carved buttons on the coat, and delicately formed boots. The paddles are original.

PROVENANCE:
Betty Sterling, Randolph, Vt;
George E. Schoellkopf Gallery, NYC;
New York private collection;
David A. Schorsch, Greenwich, Ct, 1985;
Barry Cohen, NYC;
Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Hoffman, Baltimore, Md;
David A. Schorsch, Woodbury, Ct, 1997;
Important Midwest private collection until 2016.
Austin T. Miller American Antiques Inc, Ohio

EXHIBITED:
“Folk Art from the collection of Ed and Adrienne Hoffman,” loan exhibit sponsored by HistorIc Annapolis at The Hunt Valley Antiques Show, 1985.

PUBLISHED:
“Elle Decor,” August/September 1994, p. 14.
Styles / Movements Americana, Folk Art
Incollect Reference Number 197884
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