A hand carved wood fourteen (14) animal menagerie, with coal miner man that has movable arms, a little boy, and what I believe is suppose to represent a toy canoe with a little man in it (I could be wrong about its representation, but it is what makes the most sense in this scene) figures, carved by Tennessee folk artist Troy Webb. Webb was a Tennessee coal miner who used to carve wood during down time at the mine, to break up the monotony and relief from the stress of this extremely hazardous and strenuous profession. His wood of choice was buckeye wood, as he loved its color and overall look; plus its ease of use for carving.
From this is wife Carrie began to carve and paint his pieces, as well as his children and his brother-in-law began to carve. Even after some notoriety, especially in the Appalachian folk art scene, Troy continued to stay shy about his work and his work is scarce to come by.
If you have been looking for a piece by Webb, this is a great chance to own an array of examples of his work. The coal miner has become detached from the wood base, but no damage occurred from this.He will free stand on the base by himself, with no trouble at all; so, you may decided to just leave him as is. It measures approximately 14 1/2" wide x 8" deep x 6 tall, all measured at the greatest point for each. See The Attached Photos For Exact Item Details And Condition. These Pieces Are From A Smoke Free Home. If You Have Any Questions Or Concerns Or Would Like To See More Photos Of This Item, Please Do Not Hesitate To Contact Me.
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