VERY FINE AND RARE AMERICAN CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD INDIAN CHIEF WHIRLIGIG, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Painted wood and tin with applied mixed metals.
Height 23 in. by Width 5 ¼ in. by Depth 5 ½ in.
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Giampietro American Folk Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
A very closely related example sold at Sotheby's, New York, Important American Folk Art from the Collection of the Late Bernard M. Barenholtz, January 27, 1990, sale 5969, lot 1744.