20% Off/Free Shipping!! Sunbonnet Sue / Bo-Peep Painted Wall Pocket, Ca. 1910
Charming is the only word that comes close to describing this delightful painted wall pocket or comb case dating from around 1910. It is clearly a homemade piece, constructed from an old barn board that has been carefully cut into the silhouette of a young girl complete in sun bonnet, skirt and shoes. It has been painted in off-yellow with green highlights. We feel that the theme is reminiscent of Little Bo-Peep or a little Dutch girl. It has also been suggested that it might represent the "ghost girl" from a folktale originating in the Carolinas. The other option is that it could be Sunbonnet Sue, often seen on quilts, doorstops, and more. You be the final judge as to what you want to call her. It is 10 ½ inches high, 9 1/4 inches wide and will stand about 3 inches from the wall. The condition is consistent with age and use. There is some smudging on the piece which we have chosen to leave in place, some of the paint has craquelure, and there is a ½ inch chip in the wood with paint loss where the hanging hole is located. It is completely assembled with butt joints and fastened with brads. It is sound with no loose or missing pieces. We can not imagine that the new owner will be anything but completely thrilled with this delightful little gem as it hangs as a decorative element on the wall in a den or study. It would be terrific as a decoration in a new baby's bedroom. It is never too early to get a youngster started on a life of antiques!
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