Here is a really sweet antique for your very special child. This child's Easter bunny pull cart was found in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but the theme is universal. It might have been originally intended for an Easter parade, but it could be used by any child at any time. He or she would thoroughly love to play with it. From the floor to the top of the rabbit's head it measures about 17 ½ inches. The cart from front to back is about 10 inches and it is 7 inches wide with the wheels adding an additional inch on each side. The tow bar is about 17 ½ inches long.
It is most likely a home-built item made by a loving parent or grandparent. It all appears to be original including the paint, the eyes which might be painted glass, the copper handle and the wooden wheels. Considering that it is a child's toy and was definitely played with, it is in very good condition. Usually the wheels would be gone or replaced on a toy like this, but not so in this case. It has the normal dings, scratches and dirt that would be associated with play. That being said, this is an honest piece of children's folk art that has survived beautifully and is waiting for the next generation to have some fun with it. If you do not have a young person in your life, then imagine this sitting as a display piece in your study. Fill it with dried flowers, Easter eggs, or any other decorations of your choosing. It is ready for your imagination. It probably dates to around 1900.
You can buy with confidence from Sweetpea Cottage. We stand behind everything that we sell. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason, simply notify us by email of your intentions within 3 days of receiving the item. We then ask that you return it to us in its original condition in a timely fashion. At that time we will refund the full purchase price minus any shipping charges. We will not be able to ship this item to our international customers. This is a very large and heavy item. If shipping costs less than you are charged, then we will refund the excess.
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