Boot jack taking the shape of female legs / painted wood and brass hings / c. Folk art hand-carved and painted boot jack in the form of lady legs, c. Used to aid in the removal of high-laced shoes, this boot jack is of a smaller, more delicate design compared to the common crude wood and cast iron examples, and was likely custom-made for a woman. Bare-legged and scandalous in its day, the piece would have been reserved for undressing in her boudoir. The inventive form is ingenious: for storage or travel, the boot jack folds up toe-to-toe with interlocking brass pins, then folding open so the feet are splayed in the perfect pirouette to accommodate a heel, the wooden ankles raised on the pins which now function as brass feet.The piece has beautifully painted details, from the delicate shoe laces to the lacey hem of stockings. Its glowing patina betrays many years of use, but the piece nevertheless remains in good, functional condition. Displays well hung open on a wall. Closed: 2.5 inches wide.
Open: 4.5 inches wide. Very good antique condition, with scratches, discoloration, and a small chip to a foot, but displays well with a beautiful patina. For more pleasing and peculiar objects, follow "oldasadam" on Instagram and Facebook. And if you find yourself in New England, be sure to visit my brick and mortar store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The item "Antique Folk Art Lady Legs Boot Jack c.1890s Hand-Carved Inventive Form AAFA" is in sale since Tuesday, December 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives".
The seller is "oldasadam" and is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Belize, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, Sri lanka, Macao, Oman, Peru.