Antique Child's Sleigh / Sled in Original Blue Paint - Americana - Folk Art - Naive - Primitive - Children's - Baby
Just a wonderfully nostalgic piece... the perfect addition to an old fashioned winter display.
The color is fantastic... a vibrant old blue with dark blue hand painted details. The wood is stained dark around the nails, which is just what you would expect to see on an honest antique, and I see no evidence of a seat ever having been present. In my opinion, this was always a toy, meant to be used by children to give their dolls, or perhaps the family kitty a ride.
Condition is as you see it. Perhaps the sides were a bit taller at the foot once upon a time, and there is an old repair to one of the handle supports. Overall length is 32", width is 13½", handle height is 23¼", and the height at the back of the sleigh is 15". I would guestimate a late 19th C to early 20th C date.
Fill it with fresh pine boughs and holly, show off an old Santa and a collection of Victorian toys, stow your kindling next to a warm winter hearth, or perhaps your dollies would like a ride! Wherever you use it, it will resonate with the joy of the season.
By removing the four screws that attach the handle to the body of the piece, I believe this fabulous sleigh can ship domestically via USPS as a "Large Package". I will include the original screws for reassembly, of course.
Item ID: RL-688
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