Whirligigs, Carved & Painted Pair of Folk Art Stick Figures, Goateed Men, Tin Hat
Anonymous, Cape Cod, Circa 1925 Date/Period: 1890-1920
Measurement: Each 31.5” overall height
Material: Hard pine, sheet iron, and polychrome
Condition: Very good original condition commensurate with age and use, weathered
thinning paint, one figure missing hat.
Included: Pair of custom fabricated display risers; double tapered sides, one standing
at 36-inches, the other at 41-inches…the disparity of heigh created a greater visual
while the figures work in concert producing a unified aesthetic.
Whirligig, Man with Tin Hat, Original Condition and Surface History
American, 19th Century
(Overall H: 25.25")
Folk Art, Whirligig Date/Period: 1900-1930’ish
Measurement: Height: 20" measured on 4” block of wood; width: 19"; depth: 9.75"
Material: Iron, sheet iron and wood
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: Wind turns propeller and crankshaft causing the man to
seemingly work hard cranking shaft. Vertical framing blooks [wood] display original sage
green paint; gentleman’s body painted red; head/face painted black…his remining hair
looks to be rubber. The maker incorporated early auto parts and used beads and
pinheads for coat buttons, eyes, and nose…mouth is carved.
Whirligig, Merganser…found in Maine, Original paint Date/Period: Circa 1900-1920
Additional Information: Merganser in flight, beautiful silhouette, and carved wings;
nice original surface.
Whirligig, Folk Art,
Original Painted Surface History
Anonymous, circa 1900
Pine and oak…very nice surface history
The important elements of this fragment are complete including ears made of rubber.
This gent wears blue coat and pants, red shoes…blue eyes and painted eyebrows.
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