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Lot 15: "The Five Jolly Darkies, Way Down in Virginia" crank toy, by W.S. Reed Toy Company, Massachusetts, circa 1880-1900, polychrome crepe...

CONTINENTAL ANTIQUES, TAPESTRIES, ART, ETC.

Platinum House

by Winter Associates, Inc.

January 14, 2013

Plainville, CT, USA

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Description: "The Five Jolly Darkies, Way Down in Virginia" crank toy, by W.S. Reed Toy Company, Massachusetts, circa 1880-1900, polychrome crepe paper on wood, lower panel entitled "The Old Plantation" with stylized farm scene, side crank activates five independent vertical slats in an upward-downward motion or "dance", each with an African American torso, "Patent Applied for" on base, expected surface wear, 9" h. x 6 1/2" w.

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