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Whimsy Chain

Origin United States, Connecticut
Period 1900-1919
Materials White Pine, Horn, Metal
W. 30.4 in; H. 42.5 in; D. 8 in;
W. 77.22 cm; H. 107.95 cm; D. 20.32 cm;
Condition Excellent. Mounted in a clear hanging wall case
Creation Date Circa 1910
Description American. Waterbury, Connecticut. Carved white pine, horn and metal. Circa 1910.

According to the verbal history provided for this whimsy, it was made at the turn-of-the-twentieth century by a man who worked as a mold maker at the Waterbury Brass Works in Waterbury, Connecticut.

This exceptional whimsy chain is carved from one single piece of wood! It originates with the large floating ball inside a ball, with the outer ball having a grape vine motif. There are several additional balls inside rectangles and squares as well as a double linked section. The bathing beauty is also carved as part of this singular long piece of white pine. The chain terminates where it is attached to the large deer, which is a separate carved element. The steer head is an additional carving by the same maker.
Styles / Movements Americana, Folk Art
Incollect Reference Number 188735
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