This 22 ½ inch tall wooden gentleman, jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees, has hand carved hair and facial features. The former owner purchased him in New England. He and I both believe the man to have been made in the late 19th century. The modeling of the head includes curly hair, molded and painted eyes and teeth, a mustache, ears, and heavy eyebrows. One of the hands has straight fingers while the other hand has curved fingers. Three of these fingers are chipped. There is also an old stable crack on the head running from the top of the left eye through the forehead. Otherwise, the folk art figure is in good condition with no repair. I believe my pictures show the details. If you love folk art and early unique dolls, this is the guy for you. I was intrigued with him the minute I saw him as he certainly has a personality all his own.
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We are preparing to head to the UFDC Salesroom. Look for us in booth 310 and watch for new items here on Ruby Lane.