A heavy pair of carved & painted busts


First quarter 20th Century

  • £850.00 For the pair
  • €1,011 Euro
  • $1,120 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2018
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A quirky & decorative pair of early 20th century busts, proficiently hand carved in solid Beech and painted to resemble an older couple with grey hair.
Slightly ambiguous in their origin, they were likely to have been made for shop display in a fashion retailer, although their impression is fairly reminiscent of some carnival carvings.

Man approx 520mm Tall (20-1/2")
approx 215mm across the shoulders (8-1/2")

Woman approx 530mm tall (21")
Approx 290mm across the shoulders (11-1/2")

Splits, wear and marks commensurate with age. Old woodworm flight holing in both busts, more extensively so on the woman, but has been treated and is not live.


  • H: 53cm (20.87in)
  • W: 29cm (11.42in)


First quarter 20th Century

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