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Antique German Flue Cover Adorable Child With Pipe
After Christmas SALE Look at this Antique Flue Cover with an adorable curly haired child in his white overalls, smoking a pipe. Framed in a crimped round brass frame, these were hung over the hole in the wall when the stovepipe was not attached to the wall. This child with rosy blushing cheeks, is cutting his eyes around at someone, and with hands in his pockets, he's too cute with that head full of dark curls! I keep saying "he" although I'm not sure this might not be a little girl, but I think it's just a mischevious little boy. I have only had this one other time, but I do think it's one of my favorites!
The back is cardboard and is stamped "Germany" as many of these antique flue covers were. The chain has come loose on one side, but that will not be hard for you to repair at all. This great round flue collectible is app. 9 1/2" across, and the print is covered with glass inside the crimped frame.
They make lots of reproductions of these, but this is the real deal! I purchased this at an estate auction of a lifelong antiques collector who also just happened to be a school teacher in KY for many years. I was able to purchase some of her jewelry and a few other items, so please check back as I get more listed. It is my understanding that there will be at least 2 more auctions before they are able to sell all her collections!
I am always happy to combine purchases to save you on shipping, so please be sure to let me know if you are interested in other items I have listed.
Thanks so much for shopping with me, and God Bless YoU! May we honor Him in all we say and do!
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Marsha Beaton, Near the Rivers, KY
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