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FOLK DANCING DOLL on PLATFORM
Circa 1850 – 1870
A fine example of an American toy in original condition. One piece head and torso, carved head of black man with highly-defined facial features, curly hair with a brimmed hat. Wooden loose-jointed arms and legs, high painted boots. Doll is attached by a metal rod to a turned cherry post terminating down to a wooden platform which when pressed up & down causes black man to dance loosely
A Rare Folk Art Toy
Height: 9 3/4″ Width: 13 3/4″ Depth: 4″