The Begger

£1,695.00

The fact is, whatever this could be, one thing is for sure, it’s a complete one off with an air of curiosity and very artistic appeal.

 

Description

An unusual and complete one-off piece of folk art, in the form of a hand carved begging figure. Recently uncovered from a personal collection of well-respected art dealer in Belgium. We have been informed by this collector that this item could well have been a street performance (begging) figure, as when the chain is pulled up and down it resembles a begging motion of sorts. The hands are bound together with what resembles metal shackles. The figure is well dressed in French attire.

Dimensions in inches: H 12” x W 5” x D 5”

Age: 18th century

Origin: France (assume)

Condition: Aged

Item Condition

This item shows natural wear and aging through use and general decay, with wear and loss in sections as shown in the photos provide, the painted surface shows a natural patination and loss. The wood has worn through decay in areas but has now worm or infestation as this is long gone. We have left it in completely original condition as we feel this is how it should be rather than restored or messed the pulling motion is smooth and firmly in place. Missing its feet which have been broken, this item sits firm.

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Postage

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