Folk-art Gentleman c.1930


United Kingdom

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Hand Carved Oak Folk-art Gentleman Figure c.1930

For sale in this LOT is a unique c.1930 – 40s oak figure of a gentleman, made from carved oak this folk-art statue shows a very dapper looking gentleman standing with hands out. A truly wonderful example of an early 20th century American in style folk-art statue. The figure is made from sectioned pieces of oak wood but comes in a solid form, apart from the head which can be removed. The figure is shown wearing a dapper suit with carved pockets, buttons, collars and pleated trousers. The figure is also fashioning a pair of smart gent’s brogues that show some great craftsmanship. On one of his hands he is wearing a gold gent’s ring, which is shown in the photos provided. The hands are slightly oversized which give this item a great folk-art look. The wooden surface has an aged and weathered finish showing detail across the grain of the oak, the patina is actually a lot better in person and the photos don’t do this item justice, overall a true depiction of early 20th century English fork-art with a wonderful subject matter.

Size in inches: H 22” x W 8” x D 9”

Condition: This item is dated early 20th Century therefore expect wear and tear across the surfaces and structure in the form of a patina and aged scuffs across the surface. One of the fingers is also missing a tip (shown in the photos provided). The head is separate from the body and at its neck there is old marks of wear (also shown in the photos). However this doesn’t detract from the nostalgic and decorative look of this rare antique, it’s suggested to review all the photos provided as part of this advert.

Postage: Please get in touch in advance of a purchase if you based outside of the UK to clarify P&P on this item as this varies dependent upon your global location. Global shipping is possible so please view all shipping details as explained. With items of this fragile and rare nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with adequate insurance cover. This may cost a bit more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit.

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Shipping: At The House of Antiques we aim to ship your purchased item in 2 working days. The item is packed well and shipped via Parcelforce or Royal mail. Additional to this we used a few carefully selected couriers in the UK to deliver our most fragile or larger item. The courier option is applied at the buyers cost, so please get in touch with us directly for further information.

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Cancellation: We are unable to refund any item which is purchased 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 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 management team, the customer is liable for the cost and insurance of postage if the item needs to be sent back to us in London.



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