Carved, Pierced, and Painted Architectural Whimsey Tower, Obelisk

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Carved, Pierced, and Painted Architectural Whimsey Tower, Obelisk, Image 1

Elaborately carved, whimsy [or whimsey] likely a gift from a groom to his bride. Three tier graduated stepped base, steps with canted edges and brick foundation raised on cutout feet. Within the tiered steps is carved a concave stairway leading to door above which are four chip carved frontal sections; the sides display two sections. The arched window openings contain a large olive green painted ball; finials are gold. Underside of base scratch carved "H. Collins". A gem!

Date: 19th Century

Measurement: Height: 19.25"

Material: Pine, paint, and varnish

Condition: Excellent, varnish is darkly oxidized, tiny chip to center spire that does not distract.


SKU: 314-93

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