We truly adore this highly decorative figure, and so have named him Nelly. We would assume Nelly is from a children’s amusement ride or sorts and likely to be English or French in origin. A complete one off and in our humble opinion a work of art.
We share what we love, and we love this charming and naively formed early 20th century hand craved fairground ride figure. With a delightful folk-art appeal, likely to have been constructed by a fairground showman using hand carved wooden sections and metal support rivetted sheets. The layers of paint are visible as some sections have flaked away. With its original support hole in place on top and underneath.
Size in inches Approx.: H 29” x W 37” x D 9”
Origin: England / France
Age: Early 20th Century
Completely solid in structure and form, Natural aging across all aged surfaces. There is natural wear from years of use as shown. With crackled aged paint (firmly in place) but loss of painted sections as shown also. The tusks have broken off and the hole has been painted over many years ago. This item weights close of 30kg and stands along without support. All the items that we sell at The House of Antiques are authentic and as described, we ask that all clients consider the items age and photos that have been supplied to display the items condition. If you have any questions, we urge you to contact us directly, where we will only be so happy to assist in helping you before a purchase is made to avoid any disappointment.
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Cancellation / Refunds
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What Our Customers Say
Harry replied to my emails quickly with full and comprehensive details of freight and of the piece I was buying … very helpful and the piece arrived in Australia exactly the date he said it would . I love it and I told him ! Brilliant service and I will definitely purchase off him again.Mandy
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