VERY RARE CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED GIRAFFE PULL-TOY, PROBABLY PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1850-80
VERY RARE CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED GIRAFFE PULL-TOY, PROBABLY PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1850-80
VERY RARE CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED GIRAFFE PULL-TOY, PROBABLY PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1850-80
VERY RARE CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED GIRAFFE PULL-TOY, PROBABLY PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1850-80
VERY RARE CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED GIRAFFE PULL-TOY, PROBABLY PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1850-80
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PROPERTY OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

VERY RARE CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED GIRAFFE PULL-TOY, PROBABLY PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1850-80

Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 USD

PROPERTY OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

VERY RARE CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED GIRAFFE PULL-TOY, PROBABLY PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1850-80

Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 USD

Lot Sold:10,625USD

Lot Details

Description

VERY RARE CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED GIRAFFE PULL-TOY, PROBABLY PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1850-80


Height 36 in. by Length 12 in. by Depth 7 in.


Condition Report

Cracking and losses to paint throughout. Loss to paint on body at junction of proper right front leg. Appears to have replaced wheels. Lacking pin securing proper right front leg to body. Age crack running through middle of body.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.

Literature

Two similar giraffe pull-toys are illustrated in Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture (New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1974) p. 352, plate 661, and Beatrice B. Garvan, The Pennsylvania German Collection (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1982) p. 86, plate 6.

A New Dimension of Tradition: Important American Folk Art, Proceeds of the Sale to Benefit a New Folk Art Initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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