Highly decorative with a self-taught, naïve, folk-art appeal.
We are proud to offer a characteristic French hand carved whirligig figure, in the form of an old soldier. This item still has its original base bracket from where is would have stood in the wind. One of his propellers is missing.
Size in inches: H 13” x W 6” x D 2”
Period: Mid – 20th Century
This item is completely solid in structure and form. Carved from a light wood which shows remnants of wood worm in places. Flacking sections and paint are present as shown in the photos provided. The top of his head and in between his legs see the most damaged in the form of a missing areas of wood (the wood worm has been gone a long time). This does not affect his stability or structure. The paints flaky and worn due to his age and obvious life outside in the open. This item would look great presented on a wooden stand which is easy to place as the original bracket is still in place.
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