All wooden limbs and wood pin hinged legs and arms are fully working, intact and present. The original paint of the doll showcases the anticipated, traditional mid-19th century Victorian female hair style and neckline, where her linen blouse would have began, just where the white paint is seen ending on her upper chest. Her hair is cleanly parted down the middle and the two sides hide her ears, in the traditional, modest and still largely Puritan sensibility toward the sublimation of a woman's natural beauty, where ears were regarded as too erotic and sexual to show and reveal.
Hands and feet are sublimated to the larger forms of arms and legs. Blue and red paint are used for the lips and eyes. The wood has a naturally aged, dry finish and the enamel paint is largely intact, free of flaking or diminishment that the harmful effects of sunlight, heat or cold regularly cause such old and antique painted wooden items. Simply extraordinary and an exquisite and magnificent example of mid-19th century Ame ri can hand carved and hand painted figurative wooden folk art.
Very Good to Excellent overall antique condition. The item "19TH C AMERICAN ANTIQUE FOLK ART HAND CARVED PAINTED KINETIC HINGED WOODEN DOLL" is in sale since Monday, December 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art".
The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.