Lot 379: Pennsylvania Paint-Decorated Folk Art Miniature Doll Cradle
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
19th century, pine construction with allover black, red, yellow and green paints; the exterior depicting a Federal home on the back board, the left side showing a woman in a farmyard knocking the hat off a man's head with a broom; the right side having a battle scene inhabited by a soldier taking aim with his musket while facing a roaring cannon, the field with various weapons, a striped flag, and two drums with sticks.
6 3/8 x 12 x 8 in.
Important Americana From the Personal Collection of The Late H. William Koch, Pook & Pook, Inc., Lot 229, June 5, 1999. The cradle is shown both on the cover and above the interior listing. The original catalogue is included with the lot.
Condition Report: Small wedge of loss to the top of the front right rocker; wear to the high points.