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Americana Folk-art Tree Root Fairground Hoop Toss Target Figure. For sale in this LOT is a rare survivor of the early 20th Century, in the form of a folk-art tree root fairground hoop toss target game. This hand carved decorative figure was uncovered in America through a private fairground collector. This item is made from a light wood tree root, hand caved in the form of a face and hand painted. The target pole if hand carved twisted and firmly placed into the root section of the figure. A very unusual, untouched piece of Americana folk-art fairground artefact. Circa 1920s.
Size approx. in inches: H 12” x W 12” x D 10”

Condition: This antique item is untouched and original in form, wear and tear is present in the form of loss of paint, scuffs, and scratches and fading of its surface with old wormholes that have long gone, however structurally secure and functional. It’s strongly advised to review all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose question where anything is unclear.
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  • Period: c1920s
  • Sold
  • Location: London