This delightful sled is another beauty in original surface with beautiful flowers and stripes, but it's really set apart from the rest by the elegant, decorative curls of its iron runners. A beautiful piece designed for a small child. Can't you just picture the smiles and laughter this lovely sled must have seen on long ago winter days?
Cutters were generally meant for girls in the late 19th C when this sweetie was produced with it's high curlicue runners, and they were generally decorated with flowers or birds as this one is. The paint and surface are original, just as they were stored away carefully a century or so ago.
CONDITION is grand. This is a petite sled originally meant for a little child and was never intended to carry a heavy load, its runners are iron with an integral tow bar and no wooden reinforcement. Measures 27 1/2" long overall including the runners 9 1/2" to the top of the curly runners, and the bed measures 10 1/4" wide and stands 6" off the ground. Has an old rope attached that appears to be hemp.
These old sleds are so hard to find today with beautiful paint like this one has, and those curlicues cast beautiful shadows. I can just imagine this set beside a bed of glowing embers on a snowy winter night. It would also serve well on a sideboard with hot cocoa and cookies for rosy-cheeked children tumbling in on a cold afternoon, and later with wine and an some local artisan cheeses for those of us who are a little older but still young-at-heart. This wonderful, nostalgic antique is the ultimate seasonal accessory that will become a family heirloom. Enjoy!