Retail Wooden Statue c.1940



  • £800.00
  • €950 Euro
  • $1,048 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Rare Carved Wood with Glass Eyes Folk-art Shop Front Statue c.1940

For sale in this LOT is a wonderful French 1940s hand carved shop front welcoming statue. In the form of a gentleman this item comes with its original carved walking stick with brass loop and glass eyes as shown in the photos provided. The items is carved from sectioned aged wood and still has its first coat of original paint. The item is stood on a solid wooden attached plinth and has a wonderful character to its stance. The walking stick can be removed and is made from original Blackthorn style sprout walking stick which also has a wonderful brass loop attached in its centre. A very rare complete original item which is still structurally sound and in one piece.

Condition: The statue is obviously old and we would date this French artefact between 1930 and 1940. The item is worn in colour and faded also due its use and age. The hand is also missing a finger however this does not affect the walking stick being held. The item shows a great overall patina to the colour of the wood underneath the paint and is also cracked through age (not damage) in places as shown in the photos provided. Structurally secure in form and joints. It’s strongly suggested to view all photos provided before a purchase is made or propose questions if you are unsure of any of the above information regarding this item above.

Size: H 40” x W 17” x D 11” Approx.

Postage: Global shipping is possible for this item so please view all shipping details as explained below or get in touch for a quote dependent on your location. With items of this fragile nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with insurance. This may cost that much more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit.

Disclaimer: At The House of Antiques we try our upmost to relay descriptions and the origin of items sold in our store. We also aim to visualise through pictorial reference the items that are for sale as best we can. The disclaimer is for the customer and makes sure assumptions that can sometimes be made are avoided. We always aim to make sure our customers are not disappointed or misinformed about items that are for sale in our store. For this reason we strongly recommend that relevant questions relating to the item are proposed to us directly, additionally all photographs are used as reference and as part of the advertisement only. If you are unsure of the detail of an item we suggest calling or emailing us directly so one of our team can assist you further.

Shipping: At The House of Antiques we aim to ship your purchased item in 2 to 3 working days. The item is packed well and shipped via Parcelforce or Royal mail from the UK at the buyers cost. We do our upmost to pack items very carefully and dispatch them as we would expect to receive them ourselves. Please take into consideration when buying fragile items that The House of Antiques are not responsible for any breaks or damaged caused whilst the item is in transit. If damage does take place whilst the item is in transit we will aim to seek compensation from the courier on your behalf and keep the buyer updated with progress made to reimburse the buyer with damage costs. The House of Antiques will not refund the costs of damaged and postage until the courier has resolved the damages claim we have proposed on the buyer behalf. Additional to this we use a few carefully selected couriers in the UK to deliver our most fragile or larger item. The courier option is applied at the buyers request and varies between in price which is dependent upon your UK location, so please get in touch with us directly for further information.

Our promise:At The House of Antique we believe in what we do, deliver what we say we will deliver, and make sure that our unique items are presented and delivered as we would expect them to be presented and delivered to us. Customer service and satisfaction is as important as the item itself and we believe this is why our customers keep coming back for more beautiful and unique item to decorate their lives with.

Cancellation: We are unable to refund any item which is purchased for unless the item is different from what is described in the advert stated. We go to a lot of effect to insure our customers are happy with their items and purchases. Therefore we strongly suggest the customer consider the purchase/view all pictures and close ups and propose as many questions via email before a purchase is made. We do no refund our customers if they choose to change their mind about the purchase after it has been made unfortunately, we will however offer a full refund of the item (excluding postage) if the item once received is not as described this however can only take place within 48hr of the item being received by the customer. Once an item has been received and if a cancellation has been agreed by The House of Antiques, the customer is liable for the cost and insurance and postage of the item for it to be shipped back to us.


  • H: 102cm (40in)
  • W: 43cm (17in)
  • D: 28cm (11in)



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