Toy "Dance - ing - Man" / carved & painted wood / c. Antique handmade toy of a carved wooden figure with a barbell-like balancing weight, c. Positioned just so, the figure balances precariously but steadily on top of his wooden platform (emblazoned in pencil "Dance - ing - Man"). Given a little push, he does a wobbly little dance before toppling over. A fun and colorful folk art figure.The balancing barbell is attached with nails to the figure's arms, which are adjustable to achieve balance. The point of equilibrium may take a moment to find, but the man has been balancing now for a a couple of weeks here without a wobble.
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The item "Antique Folk Art Toy Dancing Man Balancing Figure c. 1920s Hand Carved AAFA" is in sale since Monday, April 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures".
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, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Egypt, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Oman, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.