Rare and Important Train Conductor Whirligig. American, circa 1860-1880

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White pine, carved, with original painted decoration, height 21 3/4 inches.

In a superb state of preservation. The figure has a wonderfully detailed face with large handle bar mustache, carved buttons on the coat, and delicately formed boots. The paddles are original.

PROVENANCE: 

Betty Sterling, Randolph, Vt;

George E. Schoellkopf Gallery, NYC;

New York private collection;

David A. Schorsch, Greenwich, Ct, 1985;

Barry Cohen, NYC;

Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Hoffman, Baltimore, Md;

David A. Schorsch, Woodbury, Ct, 1997;

Important Midwest private collection until 2016.

Austin T. Miller American Antiques Inc, Ohio

EXHIBITED:

“Folk Art from the collection of Ed and Adrienne Hoffman,” loan exhibit sponsored by HistorIc Annapolis at The Hunt Valley Antiques Show, 1985.

PUBLISHED:

“Elle Decor,” August/September 1994, p. 14.

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